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  1. MK500

    NEW MacMod 2013 build: Lemon Lime Twist !

    Wow!! Insanely sweet build PunkNugget!! Great work! You've got my vote for this Mod
  2. MK500

    HD 7xxx-Can we eliminate the Sleep Trick?

    Hope you can add my Gigabyte Mhz edition 7970 3GB. It doesn't seem to be working with the rotation trick. It may be that I have to rotate my 4 displays in a certain order. Or maybe with a pause between. Sleep trick is still working.
  3. MK500

    10.6.8 update breaks App Store

    Thanks for this! I glossed over that part of your post somehow. I'm going to go back through my process and see if that is what I did (probably).
  4. MK500

    10.6.8 update breaks App Store

    Champlist didn't work so well for me either. I had a kernel panic on boot using the smbios it created. Luckily I was able to boot off another drive and restore my old smbios. I need to compare these and figure out why the changes caused the KP. Anyway, be careful using Champlist.
  5. MK500

    AMD Sapphire 6950 2GB on Mac OS X 10.6.8

    I'm trying to do the same thing. I have 10.6.8 and the same AMD Sapphire 6950 2GB card. Were you ever able to get it booting reliably?
  6. So nobody knows what this folder is? com.apple.boot.P Is it some kind of cache? Maybe I can delete it and it will rebuild itself?
  7. I need to make some changes to my com.apple.Boot.plist. I'm running a 3 disk stripe with Apple software RAID. So on each disk I have a hidden "Boot OSX" partition. I need to make changes to each of the three partitions (one per disk) whenever I need to add an extension to /Extra (I'm using Chameleon). My problem is that I have several locations where com.apple.Boot.plist exists, and I'm not sure which one I need to edit. 1) Boot OSX/com.apple.boot.P/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist 2) Boot OSX/Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist 3) /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist The first two exist on the "helper" partitions on each RAID disk. That third one is on the root of my mounted stripe. Would someone kindly explain what the difference is between these three com.apple.Boot.plist files when using Chameleon? Does one of them override the others? Should I create one version and copy it to all three locations? Thanks much for any help.
  8. MK500

    10.6.8 update breaks App Store

    I've tried everything in this thread; and still no luck. Is Build 10K549 10.6.8 v1.1? Maybe I need to re-install the update. This is SO frustrating.
  9. MK500

    10.6.8 update breaks App Store

    I'm using a Marvel Yukon ethernet PCI card instead of my onboard motherboard ethernet. Any idea how I would fix the problem with this setup? I included my DSDT and boot.plist in the attached zip. I have added both: <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>1</string> My /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist contains: <dict> <key>Active</key> <true/> <key>BSD Name</key> <string>en0</string> <key>IOBuiltin</key> <false/> <key>IOInterfaceType</key> <integer>6</integer> <key>IOInterfaceUnit</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IOMACAddress</key> <data> AFBDAIdM </data> <key>IOPathMatch</key> <string>IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/PEX0@1C/IOPCI2PCIBridge/ethernet@0/yukon2osx/yukon/IOEthernetInterface</string> <key>SCNetworkInterfaceInfo</key> <dict> <key>UserDefinedName</key> <string>Ethernet Adaptor (en0)</string> </dict> <key>SCNetworkInterfaceType</key> <string>Ethernet</string> </dict> mk_files.zip
  10. If you have a minute, please do a parts list post and any notes on BIOS config, etc. for your system. I'm considering building one of these as well. Sorry if I missed it if posted elsewhere. Maybe you could do a super basic tutorial and add to it over time. Many thanks dood! I'm especially interested in case, cooling, overclock settings, etc.
  11. Thanks for this great post! I installed 10.5.7 on my Intel S12 (same model as OP) using the instructions. It works well, but I can't figure out how to get sleep to work. When I put it to sleep, it instantly wakes up. I followed these steps: install sleepenabler.kext and clamshelldisplay.kext (google for them) with kexthelper b7 I googled and found a 10.5.7 compatible version of the above kexts and installed them with kexthelper b7. Unfortunately this didn't help. Would anyone be able to provide me with links to kexts that are known to work with the S12? I love this little laptop; but it's not super useful without working sleep :-( Also: Has anyone attempted or had success with Snow Leopard?
  12. MK500

    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Sounds great! Please include the file or PM me and I'll put it up on my site and link to it.
  13. This is the only thing that is worrying me. I was planning on picking one of these up, and have extensive experience with the eeepc units, but prefer the form factor of the lenovo. So there is no way to upgrade this laptop to 2GB RAM?
  14. MK500

    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Good points. I like the OCD thing (LOL)...I'm kinda that way too. I'm usually the guinea pig for all my friends on all system updates, as I download the instant they come out. Bites me in the *** sometimes though :-) One of the joys of hackintosh is each of us deciding just how far we want to take the hacking. I have a PowerBook 800 (Ti) motherboard built into a computer running in a shoebox (literally), so who am I to judge. I guess blind (no source) assembly language mods to a kernel make me more nervous than boot changes, but you make a valid point on the kexts.
  15. MK500

    [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Cool! I was hoping that would work. Are any of you that are running the hacked kernel able to notice any benefits from the 10.6.2 upgrade of 10.6.1? I'm trying to decide whether it's a good idea to update the [GUIDE] to use the custom kernel or not. Please note that this kernel is a bit scarry. It was created using a disassembler on Apple's new kernel and hacking some assembly code (huge props to the hacker who did it!). This is not nearly as clean as using Apple source code (which they haven't released for this new kernel yet, but should soon). Hacked kernels make me a bit nervous; and I'm not sure how necessary 10.6.2 really is over 10.6.1. Thoughts?