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    EP35-DS4 Almost perfect

    Hi guys. I would appreciate if someone who has successfully installed el capitan on an ep35ds4 board could offer some help. I have el capitan installed on the machine with the given board with intel ssd and 8800GT card and using clover as a bootloader (legacy). To install it I used chris111 method of direct install to a virgin ssd (on a real mac) and installing clover afterwords as it was the fastest method out there. Almost everything seemed to work fine. Bootloader is on the same partition as el capitan. Identified as a MacPro 3,1. Everything, including sound is working fine except sleep (which i can live without) and shutdown which really is a problem I would wish to solve. Shutdown turns off the system and monitor but vents keep on spining. Any ideas?
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    X61s with middleton bios - help

    Hello everybody. I've searched all over the internet and basically was making circles so I decided to ask the question here. After a lot of struggling I've been able to install 10.6.8 on X61s non tablet version. It's a 32bit install with qe/ci, sleep, audio and everything else working quite stable and with no kernel panics. There is one more issue I need to resolve though. I have flashed middleton bios in order to circumvent wifi vendor whitelist built into original bios. Though notebook boots with no error 1802 after the flash, there is no card visible in osx nor windows. I have 4 cards to test, one of which is from the original apple tv. None of them are visible. If I flash back official bios, i get error 1802 as expected. Has anyone had any success whit replacing wifi on that notebook? This is the notebook in question: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/7669-27G I would be very grateful if anyone could help or point me in the right direction.
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    NEW: SleepEnablerNG for 10.6.8 and Lion

    I did. And it's working fine for me. No key strings needed, no issues. Thnx TIMMAYOSX. My rig is built arround GA-EP35-DS4 with SL 10.6.8. 64-bit
  4. I have the same issues with my Club3D 8800GT 512. Regardless of what BIOS I use (64K). If it can help, I can also post my original BIOS file.
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    10.5.6 update works for iDeneb?

    I have an AMD and Intel machine and did an update directly via Apple Software Update. You just have to make sure you are running voodoo final kernel on amd or vanilla kernel on intel machines and everything will be just fine. The only thing needed is using seatbelt.kext from 10.5.5 version if using voodoo so it is a good idea to back it up prior to the upgrade.
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    ›› Voodoo XNU Kernel is now Released

    I have had the same problem on iPC OSx86 10.5.6. My system is GA-M57SLI-S4, 1GB DDR2, AMD 6000+, nvidia 6600 128MB, Voodoo 9.5. I installed nforce LAN drivers from setup screen. It worked but it also gave me kernel panic now and then. I don't know what solved my problem, but what I did was disable onboard LAN from BIOS (now using Relatek PCI card which is supported out of the box) and downloaded latest version of google earth. Afterwards, no problems at all. Only thing still bugging me is system freeze after wake up from sleep.
  7. Hmm...you have some interesting points there. I'll have to chew on this for a bit. Don't get me wrong, I don't care much for Psystar nor Apple. I'm interested in this purely on the principal of the thing. Legal wise so to speak. I don't think that music comparison is very good example. At least not in the way you did it (lending music). Linking music to a specific device such as iPod or something is more close to a situation that we have here. I'm interested do you feel it is legal to rip a CD that you legally bought to a portable mp3 player and listen to it while riding a bus or something, or do you think that you have to buy a portable CD player if you want to do that? What does it matter what media is it on? I payed money for the right to listen to the music, haven't I? If it is legal, would it be elagal if you bougt a CD with an EULA that sayes its content must not be transfered to any other media? Or would that EULA be illegal? I'm interested in your opinion since you seem to give well argumented answers (at least to what I was asking you) and I can appreciate that. I'll just ask you what would you think If Autodesk was to embed into their EULA that Autocad must not be installed to anything but high end model of a DELL computer running Windows VISTA Ultimate. Let say that it runs sufficiantly well on a Windows XP Pro homemade PC. Would that EULA be legal? Unlike others, I think comparisons are good as a means to better understand the subject.
  8. Can you elaborate this a bit? What browser did MS prevent you to install into windows and in what way? Are you saying you couldn't install Firefox or Opera or Natscape or whatever before they had to brake the link between Win and IE? Even if so, isn't your argument that Windows TM is MSes property and that they can sell it to you at any conditions they seem fit and you have a choice of liking it or buying something else? By your logic, why would they ever allow you to install anything they don't want If they don't like it and it goes against their business model. It's their software, isn't it? You just have a licence to use it under conditions you acapted in EULA. In the same way Apple is limiting on what hardware you can install their software, specifically hardware that is competing with their own hardware. Is that not anti-competitive? I don't think it is a laughing matter at all. MS also had their way for a long time until they went to court. Before the trial, that case also might have seem like a laughing matter. It is only natural for Apple to encourage you of installing 3rd party software on their machines. The reason for that is because it is in accordance with their business model. They make money on hardware and that with a wide profit margin. If I were them, I would encourage it also. The only thing I can agree with is that they don't have to give you warenty on their product if you use it in a way that is different than what is described in terms and conditions of usage . Just like if you are using any other product in a way that is not approved by manufacturer.
  9. Well, I don't think I'm a retard and I can read. I don't think though, that everyone that has different opinion than me is a retard. Still, I don't see that decision is that obvious. The law DOES dictate business practice, otherwise there would be anarchy. Nothing else can dictate business practice but the law. Even though business practice is the wrong term. The right term would be something like rules of the game. Congress (legislative authority) is the one that make the laws. Government an the president (executive authority) are in charge of enforcing that laws. Courts (judiciary authority) are in charge of interpreting the laws in case of dispute and they are also in charge of controlling enforcement of the laws that Congress passed. US government can only propose the law to the Congress. If US government is to pass the laws and is in charge of their enforcement, that would be very dangerous and is not a democracy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_powers The government also must obey the law just like any one individual. I don't think companies like Labour law but they must obey it.
  10. They are basically the same but with one distinct difference in this case. That difference is the one that matters to me and in the same time the one that I think violates my right as an end user. Also it is the one I think is not in accordance with the law. There are parts of EULA that are obvious to be in accordance with the law, but there are some, such as this, which are not so clear. If they were, there wouldn't be this thread with so many different opinions. If anything good will arise from this, it is the court ruling whether this part of EULA is legal or not. The other stuff you wrote I couldn't quite understand but I did understand that you think it would hurt the economy. I'm not good enough with english as it is not my native language to go deeper into subject of economy but it is quite the other way around. If every company would have such business models, today we would have far less competition or no competition at all. Products would be far more expensive (like apple is comparing to a pc), there would be less employment and so on. This model is working great for apple and it is very simple. They have found a niche market and in that market they have a monopoly. No monopoly in any form is overall good for the economy. That way they have great profit margins on their products. They have to work less end are payed more for their products comparing to the rest of the industry. They have less competitive environment to compete in since the found a niche. It is only natural they want to keep the thing as they are (I would do the same in their place also) and hence the EULA with its ban of installing the software (which is a driving force of their entire business model) on a pc. It is all OK if they are trying to keep things the same in a way that is legal, but is not ok if they brake the law trying to do it and i think that this statement in EULA is doing just that.
  11. If something is understandable, it doesn't mean it is in accordance with the law. I can put in your employment contract that you waive your right of a payed vacation. Even though it is in the contract and is very understandable, that doesn't mean it is legal. If you were to go with it in court, the court would rule in your favor saying you have the right on a payed vacation regardless of what you signed because the law says you do have that right and no contract between two parties can make that go away. Even though you signed that you waive your rights. That is mine opinion. I still think that I payed for the Leopard and that I can do with it as I please. Even if I'm only having the right to use it as someone said, it is mine decision and mine alone how I will do it (how I will use it). EULA is a contract, not the law. I don't see why that would be logically impossible. I'm pro copyright and against the part of EULA which is telling me that I can't use the software I payed for in the way I want to. It is that simple. I want to be able to pay Apple money for their product that I can buy in the shop (Leopard) and use it the way I want to (install it on a pc).
  12. Copyright is the law and is not the same as EULA. EULA must be in accordance with the law. EULA is an agreement between two parties - the seller and the buyer. It can stipulate just about anything. That does not make it legal nor illegal. If any of the parties is to interpret EULA differently, then it is to be tried before the court. The court is to rule whether EULA is or is not in accordance with the Copyright Law. I'm not talking about piracy here. I'm against that 100%. As for the other part, I doubt that you can say that European Union is 3rd world. Just the opposite. Such an EULA is more likely to pass in a 3rd world country because of corruption of the politicians and judges. Big corporations come with big money, and in such countries they can buy what is a bit harder to do in developed countries. Even console modchips are ruled both legal in some countries and illegal in others. I'm not 100% but I think they are legal in Australia (3rd world?), and all console manufacturers still sell there. They were ruled legal because they enabled and user to use their legally owned copies and imported original games that they otherwise couldn't. They could be used to play illegal copies but the logic behind the ruling was - guns don't kill people - people kill people. So if something can be used illegaly it does not make it illegal all by itself. You are saying "if you don't like me selling my alluminum under this conditions, go and buy yourself some iron". In that case BMW would have an illegal competitive edge and almost no country would allow that. That's why most countries have competition agencies and laws regulating such matters.
  13. I think that what is important here is whether EULA is accordance with the law or not. For me, this is the only big issue. Someone said that you license the software so you can not compare it to cars and material products. I think you can. If I built a HDD, licensed it by EULA so it could only be fitted in AMD machines (even though it works in a INTEL powered machine just as well), and put it on the shelves in stores is it not the same as to licence a copy of leopard which I can buy of the shelf? Or if I'm an alluminum seller and I sell a ton of alluminum under a licence that it can only be used to make hoods for BMW cars. Still, it is freely aviable for everyone to purcahse whether it is BMW car factory or not. I could say, I pruduced that alluminum, it is mine and I can do with it what I want and thus If I want to sell it under such an restrictive EULA you don't have to buy it. I don't think such an EULA would stand in court. I think such an EULA is illegal. Every country has a body like competition agency which makes the rules by which firms must do business. As I see it, Apple is the one that has the choice. Yes they have a great product, but they want to milk more money from it buy bundling it with overpriced hardware. But they have a choice. To obey the law of the country they sell the software in, or not to sell the product at all and thus make no money at all. So - no, they can not sell their procuct in such a way thay see fit. They can sell it in such a way that best suits them but which is in accordance with the law of the country they sell it in. Every country makes such laws that are best for their citizens. Before "If you don't like it - don't buy it" there is "If you don't like it, don't do business there". Also, I think if such a case is to be tried in the courts of severel countries, the outcome wouldn't be the same in all of them. Windows and IE are a good example.
  14. What I don't understand is why some people are presuming that the goal of running OSX on a PC project is for Apple to support all x86 hardware!? The goal is for Apple not telling me what to do with my copy of Leopard as long as I don't modify it. Nobody is asking for their support on unknown hardware. If I buy a copy of Leopard, I presume it's mine now. I have an instruction set that I got with it saying it is only meant to work with Apple hardware. But if I do menage to install it on a PC, I don't want to be a criminal for it. I don't expect support for my system as I know I'm not using software as it was intended. I do expect however not to be treated like a criminal for it as I gave my money for a product that I feel I have the right to use the way I want. Printer and ink comparison is right on the spot.
  15. I dissagree. I still think anology does not stand. Many of the car tuning companies are doing just that. With or without car manufacturer's approval. If Porsche was to sell their enginess separate, the car that I make on my own is still not a Porsche even though it has ones engine. You can buy a Renault with performance of a Porsche, but that doesnt mean they are competitors because of some other aspects of the product. If I'm to have such an engine fited in my toyota, both companies can argue that I can't put their badges on it as they are not the ones who built it. And I feel that is OK. But I don't think it's OK for them to forbid me doing what I want with the product I bought. First diesel Opel Vectra had an ISUZU diesel engine. Does it make it an ISUZU? The way I see it, I can take all the parts that I can find in a dell computer, even the ones I bought in a DELL store, but since I built it, I can't put a DELL label sticker on it and call it Dell Inspirion. As I see it, if Apple wants us not to install Leopard on other systems, they shouldn't sell it separate. We'll see what court will have to say abot that. Modifing the software is another thing. But if I'm able to legaly modify my hardware to be able to install retail Leopard I don't see why I shouldn't do that. Also, if I do such a thing I don't expect Apple to give me support or to recognize my computer as a Mac Pro or wathever. It's a PC runnig OSX. On the other hand I do agree exactly about what You sad EULA should look like. Good point. Neither am I. That we can both agree on. But that does not stop us to express our opinions on the matter.