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About WilliamDaBastrd

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  1. Shutdown/Startup/Sleep Issues

    I recently installed iPC 10.5.6 and updated to 10.5.7 on the following system: GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L Motherboard Integrated ALC662 HD Audio Codec Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00Ghz Corsair "DOMINATOR" DDR-2 800 @ 4-4-4-12 Radeon HD 4870 512mb (w/ Full CE/QI) 500 GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Disk I use USB keyboard and mouse, updated through Software Update after thorough research that it works with my system. I have two issues; The first is that whenever my monitor is turned off, it doesn't receive signal when turned back on. It doesn't matter when, you can even turn it off manually and it doesn't come back on until a hard shutdown and reboot. This makes sleep unusable. This isn't a monitor issue because I can turn it on and off in my windows partition. The second issue is that whenever I do a software shutdown or restart, I get stuck at a black screen with nothing on it, and my monitor goes into standby. From this point I must do a hard shutdown (my case has no reset switch for some odd reason, CM590). EDIT: Ok, shutdown works again, but I can't restart.
  2. Why Update to 10.5.7? (or update at all...)

    Microsoft and Apple function very differently on the updating topic. Apple focuses heavily on memory footprint and performance, while Microsoft focuses on security patches and stability fixes. I would say that it is worth the update, I have seen a performance increase and better graphics support. I lost audio, but that was it. Even then, it took a simple click with kexthelper to fix.
  3. Detecting a Hackintosh

    It checks system version, I know that. Even if they can, I really don't think apple cares a ton. They aren't loosing much money considering it's a very hardware-based profit on real macs, and they don't take extreme anti-piracy measures on their systems. The exception, of course, is when this is sold as a retail product (aka Psytar), and at that point it becomes a mess as we all know...
  4. New Hackintosh ... Alot of problems

    The graphics driver won't be specific, and you can probably use a regular 8800GT driver that is on the install disk. (Or the NVinject method) I'd try a newer\different distro, as much as I love kalyway, it is a bit out of date.
  5. Sorry I took so long to reply. It could be an issue with 10.5.6, it seems a lot of people are getting issues after the upgrade. Also, if the same apps crash, then maybe your hardware isn't compatible or you have a broken copy of the software.
  6. Can´t boot after updating iDeneb to 10.5.6

    'Voodoo' Kernel is the patched Vanilla Kernel to work on AMD and SSE2 processors. All that means is that they took the kernel from normal macs and patched it to work with our machines. I don't know what your system specs are but you are having some interesting problems... Try reading this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...mp;#entry953179 I think that has the solution in it (I'm not 100% sure on that but it's worth a shot.) If you can't install it because you can't boot then try to install from the CD first. It would be worst-case scenario, but maybe you will just have to fully reinstall OS X.
  7. Can´t boot after updating iDeneb to 10.5.6

    Did you make sure you installed the Voodoo kernel (or whatever kernel you were using) again instead of Apple's vanilla one? (I doubt it but you have to check) Are you sure you didn't need to replace AppleIntelCPUM with a patched version?
  8. problem with programm install Error: Voodoo

    That is a kernel panic... if you can install a different/older/better version of the kernel then try that (it's a pain in the *** to do I had to do that to fix my installation of iPC).
  9. It sounds like QE/CI is disabled. Use (or download and use if you don't have) OSx86 Tools and see if it's enabled. If not, enable it. If you still can't enable it, make sure you have your graphics kexts/drivers installed correctly.
  10. Weird problem after installation

    For the first issue, that can be solved easily. Just ensure your time-zone in the clock settings is correct (if you have eastern time, it stubbornly insists it's pacific or central time for some reason as it does for me). For the second, try downloading an older VLC or make sure your graphics drivers and kexts are installed right. For the third, Leopard should not do that, and can't do that unless you manually did something yourself. It could be that your partition was damaged, try right-clicking on 'C:' and scanning it at startup to fix filesystem errors. Also check for viruses and the such, because some have that affect.
  11. Overall USE

    It sounds like you might as well just download a different distro or reinstall with patches for your hardware. The RAM, Processor, and HDD is irrelevant if you have an Intel CPU. If your HDD is SATA, then maybe you need to install chipset drivers? The laptop isn't exactly one of the most compatible ones. You may be better off installing Windows if you need it for work/school at this point because the drivers are scarce and buggy. I could understand keeping OS X if you could get drivers for Graphics, Ethernet, or Wireless. (Search the forums, I tried and didn't find much, but maybe you have a more keen eye.)
  12. Overall USE

    Depending on your RAM and CPU, that could be the issue considering it's a laptop. It does seem a little off though, because 15 minutes is an abnormal amount of time to boot. My sister's PC I put iPC (10.5.6) on has about the same specs as the COMPAQ 6910p (if you have the medium system) and it takes 2-3 minutes. (1GB DDR2-533 RAM, Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Processor, and a 80GB SATA Drive). What are your exact specs and what kernels/patches did you install?
  13. I just finished installing iPC with the 9.4.0 kernel, and it's working flawless for the most part (It doesn't like my secondary monitor). I have been trying to use 'OSX86 Tools' to change my 'About my Mac' info box so it doesn't display as an Unknown processor and after attempting to change the settings, all that it says is some cryptic line of text (Presumably in hex by the looks of it). It's not a big issue, but I was just wondering if this happened to anyone else and if so how did you fix it? My biggest issue is that I have a Dynex USB keyboard, and it disconnects once in awhile if it's idle too long and I have to unplug it and plug it back in. What causes this strange behavior? Another small thing I've noticed is that when you log on, the screen goes blue for a couple seconds. Is this normal? It kinda ruins the boot sequence lol (once again not a huge deal). Thanks in advance. EDIT: While I'm still here, I might as well try to fix my iTunes problem too. In iTunes, coverflow says it cannot be run on this computer even though QE/CI is on and functioning correctly.
  14. The conversation that took place this morning.

    Ya.... that was dumb. Seemed funny when sleep deprived at 3 in the morning.
  15. The conversation that took place this morning.

    I don't remember where I heard this. My name is Bob, and this is my story of Windows 7. After installing Windows 7 beta on my new machine, I realized that there was no interface, only a picture of Hitler that installed lighting-fast. I soon called Microsoft, and after hours of declining the 'Give us your money and we will make your life miserable with ads' upgrade plan, I finally got through to a representative who promptly hung up on me upon realization that I was actually a customer and not the failed product. I pondered for the rest of the day, and then went to my college IT class with my new OS installed. Soon my fellow students gathered around me, and remarked at the amazing obscenity that was on my screen. Eventually I had to ask. "Why are you all so happy that something horrible in so many ways came from microsoft?" The response: "Because it wasn't Vista." I thought it was kinda funny when I heard it.