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  1. kludgedean, are you saying you can't get the saffire to work in Windows as well, or have you tried that?
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    PCLinuxOS is GREAT!

    I don't know about the sub-pixel hinting thing. In fact I've never seen that setting before. Synaptic is definitely the way to install software. Generally if there is a linux app you want to try, use the search in synaptic and it's usally there. Sometimes it's an older version but it will be stable. If there are other dependencies it will notify you and install them as well.
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    PCLinuxOS is GREAT!

    PCLinuxOS 2009.2 is out today. It's my favourite distro of the 10 or so I've tried so far.. http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=pclinuxos
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    ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    Works for me (from the link).
  5. I moderate in another large forum and the rules are the rules. It's how you maintain control. If you broke a posted forum rule (which all members are instructed to read before they post) I would ban/suspend/warn you in a heartbeat too, based of course on the severity of the infraction. This and any other forum are dictatorships -benevolent dictatorships hopefully, but dictatorships none the less.
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    Who is using a firewire based interface?

    Lots of trouble getting a focusrite saffire running on Leopard with my setup, you can read the solution here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry883420 After the fuss, I can say it records/sounds awesome and works perfectly in Logic 8.0.2.
  7. Mine was working too with 1.2.2, but the saffire control software would say the saffire was unplugged. After doing the trick above, it corrected the problem. If your not having the same problem I would just leave it alone.
  8. Mentorek, Here is the focusrite page with the link to the 2.1.0 installer http://www.focusrite.com/answerbase/en/article.php?id=237 My saffire was fixed by first running the 2.1.0 installer then replacing AppleFWAudio.kext with the 1.2.2 version from above. Thanks to °Ast for the version # correction. Hope this works for you, my saffire is still working flawlessly.
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    64-bit support?

    the geekbench screenshot doesn't tell you anything. If I run the 64bit one it says 64bit. If I run the 32bit one it says 32bit...
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    What's your job?

    Foreman in a tool and die shop for 14yrs...
  11. cool, learned something new again. Glad it worked for you!
  12. Ok, I always put in kexts like this and it always works, but i don't really know what I'm doing. I'm sure some BSD guru knows quicker ways but here goes. Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and if there is a AppleHDA.kext, move it to trash. Then drag the two new kexts into the Extensions folder. Now open terminal and type this: sudo -s (it will ask for your password) sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ALCinject.kext sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ALCinject.kext sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.* sudo rm -Rf /System/Library/Extensions/Caches reboot
  13. it will never show anything on the "built in audio" section. check in system preferences/sound. if the ALC883 patch is installed it will look like this. If not, it's on the Kalyway 10.5.2 disk or you can find it in the forums...
  14. OK, I'm not sure why but it's working now. Here's what I did: As a last ditch effort I went to this link at Focusrite and downlaoded the 2.1.0 AppleFWaudio installer package. After reboot the no sound issue I started with returned, but the Saffire control no longer gave me a connection error. So I ditched the 2.1.0 kext, replaced it with the 2.2.0 kext from my post above (did the chown, chmod thing), rebooted and presto - everything works with latest Saffire firmware and drivers on the built in via-based firewire port of my motherboard. The only thing I can think of is that the installer changed some other relavent file, but I really don't know. Time to make music.
  15. LOL, the saga continues. I used the tiger AppleFWaudio.kext from the link in this thread and now the crackles are gone for good. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=100343 Interestingly, my onboard firewire now also works with this kext! Unfortunately now the saffire control says "lost firewire connection" even though it's working fine. more research... EDIT: Installing original drivers and firmware makes saffire control work, but I'm not thrilled with this solution. Since I also use it on WinXP I'll be switching the firmware constantly unless I revert those drivers too. Using it on Leopard is going to have to wait I think...