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About Beej2020

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  1. Dell Precision 5520

    breadcrumbs for anybody landing here, I made some decent progress
  2. Mushishi

    I'm glad Mushishi chimed in to correct your post... the thing is, as much as we gained once OSX ran on "clonable" Intel PC hardware, they still have their industry clout and ability to "tweak" various components to be Mac specific at a hardware level... Case in point: the 3870 that I unfortunately chose back in 2008 thinking it would last a while, well bummer, Apple went and licensed a Mac specific version of it from ATI and those are the only drivers we get... best "explanation" I've seen is that the ROM is 128k in the "Mac+PC" version whereas the much more prevalent PC-only version is only 64k... now what's going on in that extra 64k??... and how/why Leopard works fine with it??... even QE/CI works great under Leo... whereas the best folks have been able to get is non QE/CI minimally functional graphics under Snow Leopard, well yeah i'd love to know myself. so bottom line, no, you can't just say anything Apple had on their Macs will work, not just by referencing high level model numbers like 3xxx or 4xxx anyway.... sometimes it goes deeper than that... thank goodness not always, but it can. While i'm here... what are people choosing these days with GTX2xx nVidia's available and Snow Leopard... what is the most compatible one with some "punch"? my budget is in the <$150 zone... i want some performance to do iMovie stuff but nothing top end pricey.
  3. Yeah this did the trick for me as well ...to be a little more specific... Once you've installed your .kexts to the Extensions folder, run the following from Terminal: sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/{Insert Your Boot Utils Image Name Here}/System/Library/Extensions sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/{Insert Your Boot Utils Image Name Here}/System/Library/Extensions sudo rm /Volumes/{Insert Your Boot Utils Image Name Here}/System/Library/Extensions.mkext sudo rm /Volumes/{Insert Your Boot Utils Image Name Here}/System/Library/Extensions.kextcache (idea stolen from here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=45514) I think booting up with the following options at the Darwin prompt might've helped as well: -f -x -v (stolen from here -Beej