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About archi386

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  1. hey look this guy was talking about 10-bit color on the mac in 2001, who knew it would be 14 years before it would actually happen officially http://www.princeton.edu/~bdsinger/old/Radeon10BitGamma/
  2. Nostalgia — Installing Tiger on a relatively modern Hack?

    in the name of nostalgia I will post something, first the first time in who knows how long. I was one of the first to sign up in 2005 and haven't really been active in awhile. Now I just built a skylake VR PC and went ahead with virtualbox etc but never mind that. what a long strange trip it has been! what's netkas up to these days? remember the very first thing that worked, that image someone posted with a password already set on it, for Tiger? anyone ever find out who did that? I was at WWDC 2005 for the Intel announcement and remember seeing the P4 with its little motherboard inside the cheese grater mac pro case. Them's the days! sorry don't mean to hijack, go ahead and remove it, sorry I don't have an actual useful thing to say.
  3. Finally got it up and running last night-- happy holidays all! Used work money, so it goes in to the office for number crunching next week -- Intel QX9650 Core 2 Extreme (45nm) 12MB cache GA-P35-DS4 2.0 mobo F9 bios Zalman 9700 cooler 8 GB DDR2 800 RAM (running at 4-4-4-4-12) overclocked to 4GHz -- FSB 400 x 10 RAM 400 x 2 vcore upped to 1.375 (up from 1.2) Nvidia 7300GT temp stable at about 30c under load. whoa. [well, ran CPUTest for 30min then reboot to BIOS to check PC Health Status and rarely above 31c by the time I do all that] Total cost was a bit over $2k (above was $1870, plus add case/ps/keyboard/mouse/dvd/fans etc assuming you already have a monitor and retail copy of leopard) EFI v8 w/GPT partition 10.5.1 vanilla (guid boot0/boot1h) brazilmac install, no post-patch (except manual copy of dsmos.kext & AppleACPIPlatform.kext) and pc_efi_v8 included AppleSMBIOS.kext Only thing not out of box was audio-- needed ALC889a drivers Does not restart or shut down-- but sleeps just fine (wakes with power button not mouse) used NVInject 0.2.0 for 7300GT FYI Xbench: Results 162.90 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.1 (9B18) Physical RAM 8192 MB Model Mac Pro Drive Type ST3160811AS CPU Test 248.92 GCD Loop 470.36 24.79 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 229.01 5.44 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 188.15 6.21 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 234.64 40.86 Mops/sec Thread Test 561.21 Computation 761.35 15.42 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 444.39 19.12 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 263.13 System 322.00 Allocate 457.01 1.68 Malloc/sec Fill 250.04 12157.60 MB/sec Copy 319.56 6600.43 MB/sec Stream 222.46 Copy 212.23 4383.62 MB/sec Scale 207.57 4288.38 MB/sec Add 236.79 5044.14 MB/sec Triad 236.51 5059.60 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 257.07 Line 209.67 13.96 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 260.67 77.82 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 209.50 17.08 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 231.65 5.84 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 570.02 35.66 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 121.81 Spinning Squares 121.81 154.52 frames/sec User Interface Test 396.64 Elements 396.64 1.82 Krefresh/sec Disk Test 53.33 Sequential 106.74 Uncached Write 76.65 47.06 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 117.73 66.61 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 113.71 33.28 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 140.07 70.40 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 35.54 Uncached Write 12.25 1.30 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 76.48 24.48 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 92.78 0.66 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 141.91 26.33 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  4. GA-P35-DS4 & NCQ on SATA

    NCQ is working on my ds4, but I didn't do anything special-- perhaps it is because I'm using an HD pretty much the same as in the Mac Pro -- "Seagate ST3160811AS Barracuda 7200.9 160GB 8MB SATA II" ... even though in system profiler it lists vendor as unknown. Using EFI v8 using GPT partitioning with vanilla kernel and pc_efi's AppleSMBIOS. dsmos.kext and AppleACPI from brazilmac. system profiler info: ---- Unknown AHCI Standard Controller: Vendor: Unknown Product: AHCI Standard Controller Speed: 3.0 Gigabit Description: AHCI Version 1.20 Supported ST3160811AS: Capacity: 149.05 GB Model: ST3160811AS Revision: 3.AAE Serial Number:[withheld] Native Command Queuing: Yes Queue Depth: 32 Removable Media: Yes Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk0 Mac OS 9 Drivers: No Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified Volumes: Macintosh HD: Capacity: 148.73 GB Available: 141.74 GB Writable: Yes File System: Journaled HFS+ BSD Name: disk0s2 Mount Point: / --- but Xbench isn't great or anything: --- Disk Test 53.33 Sequential 106.74 Uncached Write 76.65 47.06 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 117.73 66.61 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 113.71 33.28 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 140.07 70.40 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 35.54 Uncached Write 12.25 1.30 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 76.48 24.48 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 92.78 0.66 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 141.91 26.33 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  5. Quad Core build help

    You'd want a 7300GT or 8800 GTS 340MB video card for better compatibility, and yes, the mobo might work (in wiki someone got an X38 chipset Gigabyte to sort of work) but I'd go with one more tested like Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 or DS4 which will still work with newer 45nm when they come out but not so new that there's no data (badaxe2 and p5w are better tested and may be more compatible but you seem to want newer stuff than that, and I agree)
  6. I just picked up a QX9650 and a GA-P35-DS4 for another project. I'm going to see if OS X will boot on it.
  7. It is on the Darwin 8.0.1 CD, in /usr/sbin/startupfiletool, and the deadmoo image put it there as well. Not in the release1 DVD though, so deadmoo must have added it later.
  8. When you panic at nfs_boot_init, it is because no valid root partition to start up from is found (so as a last resort it tries to do a network file system boot, but that doesn't work). It's kind of strange that it doesn't go back to using the partition it is currently booting from (on the CD) -- it seems to be distracted by other HFS partitions on other disks. I've had that same problem. In the past I think it was because I had an empty HFS primary partition that is found before the bootable one, and the booter will only boot from the first primary HFS partition it finds. I can never install from a CD/DVD. My IDE disk is secondary master and my IDE CD is primary master (just because my optical drive is closer to the primary connector on the motherboard and is too far away from my disk to be the slave on the short IDE cable.) The kernel panics I'm getting now aren't nfs_boot_init, but something else now though (using patched 10.4.3) Probably not related, but for what it's worth.
  9. the latest version binary is dated November 9 (DeerPark.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin) when I try to run the DeerPark.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox script in Terminal (or the firefox-bin binary directly) on my 10.4.1 system it says "Bad executable (or shared library)". I assume it is for 10.4.3 since the binary format changed. Is there a way to get the older binaries compiled for 10.4.1?
  10. my 5200FX didn't work-- still at 60 hz when I ask for more (at least it doesn't reboot now). I did install boot right, since it says modified by TRAC on boot. I had hopes up since someone else said their 5200 worked. oh well.
  11. tulip is an opensource network driver for darwin that can get you network support for some unsupported cards tulip 1.0 binary didn't work when I used release1 with a card that did work before with tulip 1.0 but using deadmoo (think it isa linksys lne100tx card) after I compile tulip 1.2 sourcecode from darwin-tulip sourceforge using Xcode project and install it, my network card worked on boot after release1 install
  12. Sorry if I leave exact commands out, each step comes from other posts and can be found there. If you are doing this way you probably are frustrated and have already tried dd / diskpart / disk utility / a million times and don't need me to tell you how to type them. release1 DVD didn't work for me nor did the install-darwin-to-prepare-partition method. But deadmoo image was working fine. This uses deadmoo, existing windows install, darwin 8.0.1 boot CD, DVD burner (optional). Painful and lots of room for error because of all the steps and each person's different machine. But if it works for you like for me, when you are done you have image you can restore to any sized partition in future, and the image fits on a DVD too. I'm just reporting what I did to share the pain. like I said it worked for me but I drove myself crazy first. - partitionmagic in windows to free up space on disk 0 for macintel - diskmgmt.msc in windows to create a FAT32 partition at least as big as DVD (i did 6500 MB). Can be logical drive. Create another partition after that (any format), size 6500 MB, but primary. Leave the rest unallocated. - diskpart in windows to make an id=af primary partition in the rest of the unallocated space where your final osx86 install will be ("create partition primary id=af"). Don't make more than one af partition. - dd-0.3 in windows to write deadmoo to the af partition (use bs=32256 skip=1 for speed) - reboot into deadmoo image (I used grub command line and manually type root/chainloader/boot) - set it up the way you like (MAXXUSS patches ,etc), but without installing too much, since we don't want more used space than a DVD worth (4.7GB). deadmoo used space to start is about 4GB. - reboot back into windows - diskmgmt.msc in windows to delete the empty unformatted 6500 MB partition so that it is unallocated - diskpart in windows to make it another primary af partition. - dd-0.3 in windows to write another deadmoo to this 6500-sized partition - reboot. you can only boot to the first primary af partition, which should be the new one. - apply patches, etc, but only those that add stability. This install will be gone later. - enable root user using /Applications/Utilities/NetInfo Manager (only way ccc will work) - log out, log back in using root and root password you just made up - run carbon copy cloner ("ccc": download 2.3 from bombich.com) and create an image of the other deadmoo partition you set up earlier, and save the image to the FAT32 partition. You need to go to advance settings and check that destination will be image, no other boxes checked. It will save a sparseimage file. It should be no bigger than what a DVD can hold. Burn the file to a DVD if you want. - using Disk Utility erase the other partition. It should now have its entire space free (>6GB). - Restore the sparseimage onto the erased partition. You can drag the sparseimage file to be the source, and the second disk to be the destination. - reboot into windows - delete the 6500-sized partition. Reclaim the 6500-sized partition and FAT32 partition with partitionmagic if you want, or use them for something else like shared storage, linux, etc (or for your next try...) - reboot to the Darwin 8.0.1 CD - make the osx86 partition you restored onto bootable using these two lines (thanks to the post: <http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?s=&showtopic=512&view=findpost&p=11146>): darwin> dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk#s# (fill in # with the right disk and partition #) darwin> startupfiletool -v /dev/rdisk#s# /usr/standalone/i386/boot - reboot into big osx86 partition and start using it! woo! Future things to make it better: - Don't need Darwin CD if you do the last "make bootable" steps from one deadmoo partition to the other before deleting the partition. but I used the Darwin CD so I can't be sure doing that won't make problems. - A way to boot into Darwin CD and create/restore the images with hdiutil instead of using the second deadmoo partition and CCC/DiskUtility? - A way to back up deadmoo to DVD directly without need for saving image on FAT32 partition first? [but its good to have the image on hd for faster restores] - A Linux boot DVD with small system + the sparseimage + boot1h + boot. using it to restore the image and dd boot1h (but can't run startupfiletool from Linux to put the boot file on though)? - Too tired to try any of these things now. finally using osx86.
  13. MATLAB

    you can run MATLAB without Java by giving it the "-nojvm flag". Start up X11.app and then in xterm type: $ /Applications/MATLAB704/bin/matlab -nojvm replace /Applications/MATLAB704 with whatever the name of the install location is for you. no nice GUI, but it is bloated and laggy anyhow
  14. not to be annoying and I know this is OT, but just for the record: 8.5 was the first to require PPC. 8.1 was the last one for 68040, and 7.5.3 (7.5.5?) the last one for 68030 I believe. I can run basilisk II with my old handy 8.1 cd and a quadra 650 rom (under windows, haven't tried it on osx86). runs ancient 68k software screaming fast though. my guess why classic wouldn't work on x86: while classic, the Mac OS 9 host environment, could run on rosetta, apps running inside the classic environment are made up of more than just system calls to classic. it seems to me that for rosetta to intercept and translate that non-system code would require integrating rosetta into classic somehow-- since that code is only visible from inside the classic process, if that even makes any sense. and I think Apple doesn't think the effort is worth it, since classic apps are a dying breed. just my attempt, i'm no expert or anything.
  15. Working DVD Player

    dvd player uses hardware accel on video card for mpeg2 decompress so the video card must be supported. since most of us arent getting hardward accel from our video cards we probably wont be able to use dvd player either until the video card drivers work. looking at the source for accellent might help... (note: i'm not associated with accellent project, just saw it on 'net and thought it was cool) or, compile mplayerosx for intel? or just download and try the ppc version under rosetta