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  1. johnzbesko

    iTunes & Linux?

    Gee, folks, nobody mentioned gtkpod for linux!? When my son messed up his iPod using iTunes on a Windows XP box, I helped him using a Mandriva 2006 box. His older PIII PC (he recently got a younger hand-me-down PC) still had his iTunes folder, so I copied it to our home server. With gtkpod, I was able to re-create folders on the iPod and copy the music from server to iPod. This process worked again when he had some trouble adding a new song. Amarok also works fine as a player- all I need do is double-click on a song in gtkpod and Amarok launches and plays. The iPod does have a few mount problems on his new hand-me-down PC when in linux, but I attribute that to a Mandriva OS that has been several times upgraded rather than having a fresh install. Support for thr iPod on linux has definitely improved over the past year or so.
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    One Year of OSx86

    Beware unintended consequences. Apple moving to x86 lead to hacked OS X running on a variety of PC's. The Hackintosh may unintentionally push Apple to release OS X for PC's in general, not just their own high-priced designer hardware. Consumers being advertised a choice of OS will then be more inclined to consider Linux. Steve may bring down Bill, but at a cost of a pox upon both their houses...
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    OSX 86 binaries running under linux?

    The discussion in this thread is wandering from my initial query. I found this old project on SourceForge: http://linux-abi.sourceforge.net/ Maybe OS X on x86 will revive interest in this project...
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    Will Apple Drop Mach?

    Does this analysis contribute anything to this discussion? http://www.p2pnet.net/story/8723 Linux trumps OS X p2p news feature / p2pnet: Which is faster for stats, Linux or Apple's OS X? Linux, says Jasjeet Sekhon, associate professor, Travers Department of Political Science Survey Research Center at UC Berkeley.
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    OSX 86 binaries running under linux?

    It is upsetting to me that various companies produce versions of their proprietary software for Windows or Mac, but not Linux. Examples are the latest Flash, Quicktime, or even Windows Media. But companies do tend to release Mac versions and OSX now runs on x86. Is it possible to run OSX86 binaries or plugins on x86 Linux? I understand that OSX applications would not run- they would depend on the Mac Aqua system, not xwindows. But would something similar to Crossover or wine be easier to implement with OSX86 than Windows?
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    sata ata fw

    I'm at this point, too. See this post: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?sh...t=0entry86547 I have other issues of stability, too. Sometimes the PC just freezes and I have no choice but to manually reboot. I'm a noobie to BSD and OSX, so I'm just learning how OSX loads and uses extensions and how to diagnose conflicts. The SATA thread seems to have petered out without finishing the subject...
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    nForce Sata Workaround

    I'm confused. I have an A8N-SLI mobo (nforce chipset) and an nVidia PCI Express graphics card. The SATA workaround works if I delete the Extension cache files and reboot, but the AppleOnboardPCATA.kext that I installed for the PATA drive gives an error message. xbench then shows only 6MB/sec speed for the PATA drive but something like 30-40MB/sec for the SATA drive. When I reboot again, an error is generated for the AppleVIAATA.kext, but the AppleOnboardPCATA.kext looks like it loads. xbench shows 20-30MB/sec for the PATA and the SATA is not detected. As for the graphics, everything looks OK with xbench, except for OpenGL which runs at 4-5 frames/sec. What gives?
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    Driver for nForce4 LAN

    # cat /var/log/system.log|grep PHY Mar 26 12:41:42 john-zbeskos-computer kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x0013 at address 1. Mar 26 12:53:32 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x0013 at address 1. Mar 26 13:55:25 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x0013 at address 1. Mar 26 13:58:14 john-zbeskos-computer kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x0013 at address 1. Mar 26 14:36:33 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x0013 at address 1. Mar 26 14:42:03 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x002f at address 1. Mar 27 14:26:38 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x002f at address 1. Mar 27 14:31:13 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x000f at address 1. Mar 27 16:34:37 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x000f at address 1. Mar 27 16:40:44 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x002f at address 1. Mar 28 13:25:21 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x04c0:0x002f at address 1. Mar 28 13:57:06 john-zbeskos-computer kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x03c0:0x0031 at address 1. Mar 28 20:03:24 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x03c0:0x0031 at address 1. Mar 28 22:24:10 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x03c0:0x0031 at address 1. Mar 28 22:34:04 localhost kernel[0]: forcedeth: Found PHY 0x03c0:0x0031 at address 1. Hope this helps! The first entries obviously refer to the use of the earlier versions of forcedeth.kext BTW, I am using a PATA drive. When I discovered that nVidia SATA didn't work (with the tiger vmware image), I added an old 8GB drive, partitioned with 6GB HFS and 2GB FAT32 volumes. Maybe this old funky drive is the cause of my latency problem. Also, my keyboard and mouse occasionally go dead and I have no choice but to physically reboot. Maybe support for PS/2 connections is also buggy? Do the Mac 86 machines use USB keyboards and mice?
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    Driver for nForce4 LAN

    I'm writing this post using Safari and the latest forcedeth driver! Thank you for your efforts. I now have a usable, if unstable, OS X system. The nVidia SATA still gives me trouble- sometimes my NTFS and FAT32 partitions are recognized, sometimes not. If I delete the Extensions.kextcache and Extensions.mkext files and reboot, the SATA partitions are seen until the next boot. Guess I'll have to check another forum thread... I also have a strange latency problem- I can be scrolling through a file list or maybe hitting a bunch of backspaces on the terminal command line and the computer sort of stops a second or two and then resumes. Any ideas?
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    Driver for nForce4 LAN

    Here's the output from "ifconfig -a". MAC address changed to protect the innocent. # ifconfig -a lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280 stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280 en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet6 fe80::250:8dff:xxxx:xxxx%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 inet 192.168.1.247 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255 ether 00:50:8d:xx:xx:xx media: autoselect (<unknown type>) status: active supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 1000baseT fw0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2030 lladdr 00:50:8d:00:00:xx:xx:xx media: autoselect <full-duplex> status: inactive supported media: autoselect <full-duplex>
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    Driver for nForce4 LAN

    I can report the same behavior. I also tried manually setting the ethernet settings for speed and duplex and no combination worked. My error messages are the same as the previous post. INAP (I am Not A Programmer), but I think a few more debug statements are called for. Noobie question: how would I compile the forcedeth.kext from the supplied source myself? Is it similar to the linux "./configure;make;make install"? Would using the BSD nve driver also be a way of successfully getting this nvidia ethernet to work?
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    Driver for nForce4 LAN

    I also have an A8N-SLI mobo and have installed the forcedeth.kext driver. Ii works to the extent that I can ping en0, but the rest of my network shows "no route to host". I tried the various suggestions in the above posts- kextload, netstat, etc., but no luck. Where is the "latest" version referred to in post #11? Is there a date stamp to identify it? Thanks for your help.
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    SATA on Nforce3 Working

    I'm new here, and new to OS X on any platform. Following the instructions posted, my OS X 86 installation on a AN8 SLI now recognizes the NTFS partition on my SATA HD, but not the FAT32 partition. Of course, my linux partitions are all reiserfs- thus, out-of-bounds for the OS X :-( Any one have any success in getting the onboard ethernet to work? How might one use the forcedeth.c code from linux (or BSD?) to compile a driver?
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