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  1. Hi Andy - thanks for the response (I've been away, so I apologize for my belated reply). I've double checked that I have the right kexts (reinstalled the graphics update to confirm) and I've tried the boot.plist you suggested - neither providing any change. Any other thoughts on this? I'm kind of wondering why it's only the boot_rel3 file that works for me when I have the patched DSDT and correct boot loader - any thoughts? The missus is killing me about not being able to use iPhoto (seems to be related to not having QE enabled) and I'm desperate to get her off my back Any additional help you can offer would be very much appreciated.
  2. Hmmm - I just occurred to me, I elected to do a 64-bit install. I just noticed the following in my console logs; com.apple.kextd[10] Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext - no code for running kernel's architecture. com.apple.kextd[10] Failed to load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext - (libkern/kext) requested architecture/executable not found. com.apple.kextd[10] Load com.apple.driver.AppleIntelGMA950 failed; removing personalities. Followed a little later by this : com.apple.kextcache[514] /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext doesn't support architecture x86_64; omitting from prelinked kernel. com.apple.kextcache[514] /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext doesn't support architecture x86_64; omitting from prelinked kernel. com.apple.kextcache[514] /System/Library/Extensions/IOSerialFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/InternalModemSupport.kext doesn't support architecture x86_64; omitting from prelinked kernel. Andy - does this solution for for Snow Leopard in 64bit mode? Is anyone running SL in 64 bit mode with a Intel gma945 with QE/CI?
  3. Hi Andy, I'm experiencing some strange issues with this. I've got a Dell XPS M1210 that reports the following in system profiler: Vendor : Intel (0x8086) Device ID : 0x27a2 Revision ID : 0x0003 I initially installed SL 10.6.3 from IATKOS S3 V2 using the AsereBLN bootloader. I've since used apple update to shift to 10.6.4 and installed the SL Graphics Update. When I use the BOOT_RL3 and a patched DSDT.aml from this site (any any combination of vanilla or patched kexts), I boot into OSX and get a screen res of 1280x800 (which is an improvement) and while I get transparent menus, I'm not getting hardware acceleration or QE enabled. I'm using OpenGL Extension Viewer and your "Video Hardware Information" tool and I'm seeing no hardware acceleration, no QE and failures on all Open GL 3.0+ tests [image Attached]. Just noticed that screenshot, frontrow do not work either. My boot.plist is as follows; <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/dsdt.aml</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> </dict> </plist> My decomplied DSDT is attached; 1. Do you have any thoughts on why this might not be working? 2. (Really more of a side note) The BOOT_RL3 seems to ignore the "Boot Graphics" command, any way to fix this and get my pretty pictures back? Cheers. DSDT.txt
  4. Hi all, I've just gotten my m1210 set up with dual boot (Win 7 + OSX 10.6.4) with nearly everything working. Is there still any interest in a tutorial for this?
  5. Help me build a Mac Pro

    Hi Guys, Been traveling with work for a bit, so apologies for the delayed response. I'm looking to build a powerhouse because this will be (apart from a semi HTPC), my core machine for the next 3-4 years. I'll be running dual boot with XP for a while (I work in IT/Telephony and do a lot of number crunching), it will also be used for gaming (both OSX & XP) when I have the chance. So essentially I'm looking for a machine that I can use for work / play, has to have a truckload of grunt, truckload of RAM and some very tidy graphics capabilities. I also want it as quiet as I can make it - so I'll probably look at water cooling (although I've never done this before). I've been reading about core i7 processors and contemplating holding off on hardware purchases until January when Snow Leopard is released (hopefully with Core i7 support - can anyone confirm / deny this?) Thanks for the feedback so far - please keep it coming....
  6. Help me build a Mac Pro

    Ok, with sadly few replies thus far, I've being doing a spot of research and I'm thinking that a Skulltrail MoBo might be an option.... I've found the following links that seem quite interesting... Skulltrail ASUS Implementation So this is going to cost around the $500 - $600AUD mark.... any other contenders?
  7. Hi Guys, This is my first post to the forums, although I have spent a fair amount of time lurking in the background and building up knowledge. Incidentally (to any moderators out there), if I happen to place this post in the wrong area, please feel free to move my post to the appropriate area and swat my backside. Thanks to the wonderful people on this forum, I now have a wonderful (fully working) Dell m1210 and I have to admit to having fallen in love with OSX, so to all those who have contributed - thank you so much for sharing your hard work and knowledge. I have recently purchased a Mac G5 case (like several other people here on the forums) and plan to build myself a machine that I can use as a (semi) home theater PC (I don't really expect to use it for TV recording etc, but am open to the idea if someone can point me to the right hardware / software combo). So at this point, I really have no idea what kind of hardware I'm going to install in this machine, but I would like get everyone's input before deciding on a path forward. I'm aiming for a dual boot machine with optimal OS X (10.5.5) compatibility, at a fair and reasonable price. So, does anybody want to start by suggesting a motherboard? (And again - thanks to all the people on this forum who absolutely rock!)