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  1. theFrenchMan

    OSX86 on SATA DOM

    Interesting, I had a play with a SATA DOM drive and was unsuccessful but might have another go now that I have read your reply.
  2. Hi All, What are the current recommendations for a low profile GPU with a minimum of 512Mb with QE/CI enabled. I've read reports about the Asus GeForce EN210 working out of the box but can't find confirmation of QE/CI being enabled? The alternative is the Asus GT 430. Asus GeForce EN210 512Mb http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240886 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176604 Asus GT 430 1GB http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242834 The build would be something like: X-Case RM 204 Short - 390mm deep, 2U GA-P55M-UD2 Intel Core i3 4Gb RAM 1 x SATA, 7200 1 x SSD, OCZ Vertex, 32Gb 1 or 2 x Low profile GPU
  3. Well it turned out I had a big problem with my SATA drives and not just one in fact I had four go down from the same batch in a period of three weeks. However when I think about it they were a number of years old and had done their time as RAID drives and as standalone. The fix was to move to SSD and now my rig is rock solid :-) Not gone to 10.6.3 yet but will try that soon.
  4. Disk lockups - Since moving over to 10.6 I've been getting regular disk lockups in all situations. I've stripped back the OS and cut my apps down to the minimum but I can't get the machine to behave. However it's really inconsistent and I can have some heavy video sessions (live mixing) where everything works fine or the app (VDMX) keeps on going and everything else freezes for 20/30 seconds? At first I thought this was related to the GPU (9800GT, 1Gb) but I'm not sure now, however I would say that my rig worked like a dream with 10.5.7 and was really solid. Any thoughts on the disk lockup issue? PS. I'm currently rebuilding a 10.5 drive and may avoid 10.6 for a bit, for VDMX users make sure your build is solid before using it in a production environment or get a unibody ;-)
  5. theFrenchMan

    OSX86 on SATA DOM

    Has anyone used a SATA DOM to run the OS, I'm considering one for my Chameleon drive but wondered if you could use it for the main OS. SATA DOM drives have a max transfer rate of up to 100MB/sec. http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12113 http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12654 The 512Mb IED module could be ideal for Chameleon http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12187
  6. Hi blackosx, I read through the thread and tested the various solutions and decided the 'chflags' method from tlarkin is the most effective and works for all user accounts on a shared machine. For me this completes the Chameleon installation and provides a good balance between security and access to the Cham partition. In the Terminal use the following commands to set the hidden flag and hide the item from GUI. sudo -s your password chflags hidden /Volumes/Cham exit And to unhide the item: sudo -s your password chflags nohidden /Volumes/Cham exit After using the 'chflags' command and 'hidden' or 'nohidden' flags you will need to restart you computer to see the changes take full effect (killall Finder won't hide your item it will just ghost the icon). I'm still investigating my waking from sleep issue.
  7. @blackosx Thanks for the guide this is the best one I've used and my machine has been very stable. 10.6.3 has given me some issues with sleeping and keeps on rebooting when waking however I need to check the BIOS setting before I look at the files. The main question I have is how to protect or hide the Chameleon partition from the Finder/Desktop on a shared machine to avoid any tampering. In the past I've used the EFI partition but I can't get this to work with your files? Any pointers or help would be great.
  8. theFrenchMan

    10.5.5 update to 10.5.7 now garbled screen

    Not sure if it's the same but my machine got stuck on the grey startup screen and had the circle with the diagonal line. Changing the motherboard settings for AHCI helped (SATA mode to AHCI / S3(STR)) Good luck. Kalyway 10.5.2/10.5.7 + iDeneb 10.5.6/10.5.7 GA-P35-DS3L, 3GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400, L2 Cache (per processor) 6MB, 4Gb RAM
  9. theFrenchMan

    combo update problem

    Just upgraded a Kalyway 10.5.2/10.5.6 and iDeneb 10.5.6, the Kalyway machine was Ok but the iDeneb had problems which were due to the motherboard setting for AHCI. Check you mobo settings and set the SATA mode to AHCI / S3(STR). Good luck. GA-P35-DS3L, 3GHz Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E8400, L2 Cache (per processor): 6MB, 4Gb RAM
  10. theFrenchMan

    Any Visualists onboard?

    Just got the audio input working again so I can sync the clips! Having to use a PC to Video converter for my projector output when testing but will use a HD/VGA cable for the live work. Not tested modul8 on this box but I guess it will work, as for vvvv it looks cool but VDMX is a powerful tool so I will stick with that for the moment. VDMX on the hack is easily working with 1080 clips.
  11. theFrenchMan

    Any Visualists onboard?

    Hi adrock42, I'm a VDMX user from v2 and use a hack => Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Processor Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 HyperX Memory Non-ECC CL5 PowerColor HD 2600XT 256MB DDR4 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 19" 4U short form rack case 19" 4U rack flight case Everything works fine but I have some ongoing problems with the dual head card and audio.