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donaldj

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  1. HP Mini

    Hello, The HP Mini was 100% Leopard compatible, however, I only ever tried Kalyway with it. Now it's time to upgrade. Does anyone have any results with the HP Mini? Any tutorials out there? Anything would be handy. Thanks! Donald J
  2. D-Link DWA-130 USB Dongle

    Hello, I was rummaging in my basement and stumbled across a D-Link DWA-130 USB Wireless dongle. I did some googling, and much to my glee, I found that it (so i thought) was mac compatible. I was lead astray. I had the Revision A, whereas it was just Revisions B & C that were compatible. I'm assuming the hardware is almost identical, but the software that comes with B & C doesn't detect the dongle. Any help here?
  3. Got it, just needed to upgrade iTunes.
  4. I tried that, and nothing is appearing. With my desktop, a new adapter automatically appears.
  5. Hello, I had a brainwave last night. I hooked my iphone into my OSx86 desktop, and turned on tethering (on the iPhone side), and I had internet. Since my phone was connected to my home network, the desktop just used my network too. Now, this wasn't that much of a breakthrough for me, because I already had my real network card working. My laptop, however, was a different story. It's an Acer Aspire One. When I plug in the iPhone, absolutely nothing happens. On the desktop, something popped up, and i just had to click "OK", and I was off to the races. No such luck with the AA1. Is there anything special I have to do on the laptop side of things to get it to work? Its an AA1, with 10.5.6 XXX installed. Thanks!
  6. It thinks my machine is a MacBook Pro!

    Whoa, whoa, whoa... I need to reinstall? All I did was upgrade, and it changed. Can't i manually edit this SMBIOS? @Beerkex'd, yep! I'm a newbie!
  7. Hello, I was running 10.5.2, it said I was a Mac Pro, Now, after the iDeneb 10.5.7 upgrade (which went perfectly, besides this) in the system profiler it says: Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1 Is there anyway to change a file of some sort, so that I'm back to a good 'ol Mac Pro, or even something custom I enter myself?
  8. I don't care about speed. I just want to be 100% sure about what I'm doing. I installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on a new MBR formatted drive, and have 7 sitting on a second drive (but that doesn't really matter). I have chameleon RC1 helping me out in the dual-booting realm. I'm using the sleep kernel, that comes default with the Kalyway installation. In other words, I'm a bit behind the times here; It'd be nice to upgrade. How would I go about doing that? I'm sure this question has been asked numerous times, but in all the cases I've read, there always one variable that is not quite right, and I've been afraid to try it. Thanks, in advance. Donald J
  9. OSx86 For Dummies?

    Hello, I've found many a very simple how-to guide for installing OSx86. However, these all seem to deal with Kalyway, or iPC, and the like. I'd like to try something new (Kalyway wasn't my way). I've found several guides for vanilla installations, and such, but they are all a bit complicated to follow for someone as noobish as myself. Is there an up-to-date guide for an installation from a retail DVD, including information about getting graphics, networking, and sound working in the most up-to-date fashion? I don't care if it takes forever, as long as it works, and doesn't crash on me. I'm not expecting one guide, maybe a collection? Thanks! PS - Learning about EFI stuff would be nice. I've read plenty of stuff on them, but it all went over my head.
  10. QE not working 7300 GT

    Hello, before I start, a quick system overview 10.5.5 iDeneb NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT Fully functional resolution change Fully functional dual screens NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0393 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: NVdarwin 1.2.5 Displays: AL1917: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported QuartzGL: Supported Acer AL1711: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported QuartzGL: Supported I have installed the recommended natit_dual_0.02 kext, and followed all the instructions in the "Manual nVidia Installation" sticky. I realize that this is basically a repeat of this thread, however no solutions became of that, and my situation is possibly different. I'm pretty comfortable in the OSx86 environment, so feel free to ask my any questions about my setup. Any help is welcomed, again, i apologize if this is a noobish question. Donald
  11. Apologies if this is a noob-esque question, for see, I am a noob. Now, I installed Kalyway's Leopard 10.5.2 on a partition on my HDD (format to the 'Extended (Journaled)' format), and patched up my Vista's bootloader with the DVD so I could use EasyBCD to set up my Dual-Booting needs. So thats all hunky dorey... I google about, find the 'Chain0' method, and give it a spin. I end up with this setup (taken from EasyBCD)... NOTE: I also have the chain0 file in the root of C:\ There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader. Bootloader Timeout: 15 seconds. Default OS: Windows Vista Entry #1 Name: Windows Vista BCD ID: {current} Drive: C:\ Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe Windows Directory: \Windows Entry #2 Name: Mac OS X Leopard BCD ID: {d849e58c-60e1-11dd-8b3b-001731786a13} Drive: C:\ Bootloader Path: \chain0 Windows Directory: \Windows It Looks ok, so I reboot, to test out what'll happen. I select the "Mac OS X Leopard" selection, and it pulls up what appears to be the darwin bootloader, it goes through about 10 lines of text, then my computer restarts itself. I'm confused at this point. I try it again, and at the darwin bootloader I quickly hit F8, and it asks me which partition I want to boot from. I select the 'Leopard' partition. Same thing.... it restarts. Any help? -- I ended up doing a fresh installation. While reinstalling, I figured out I had selected 2 patches that weren't supposed to be used together, and I also selected a different kernel. So it's on of those two things (or both) that fixed my problem.... Now if I can only get sound, and network working....
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