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  1. Just to add something to the network/mac address issues: Everything was OK except for the network, so I set up the script that assigns the mac address manually to start on boot, and all was well for the last couple of months. Came in today and couldn't connect to the server, so I had a look locally and the network card wouldn't detect the connection, so I tried to re-run the script, and rebooted, none of which worked. After a bit of faffing about I worked out it was the script that was causing the problem. Didn't work with the script, worked fine now without it, its now assigning its mac address correctly by itself. Whats changed is that about a week ago a small cisco switch was put in between the server and the rest of our network infastructure. If I reboot with the server connected to that swtich it all works perfectly. I tested it without the switch in the way, and bam, a mac address of 00:00:00:00:00 again. Don't know what the additional swtich is doing, but as long as no-one moves it, i'm happy. I'm not suggesting this as a viable solution as it'd be much cheaper to just get a new network card, but its interesting none the less. The switch is a Cisco SG200-08 if anyone is interested. James
  2. ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    Hi, I've got a Macbook Pro through work but i'm new to the whole osx86 thing. Just bought a Dell Vostro 410, C2Q, with a Radeon 3650 Currently got a dual boot of vista and osx, I used iAtkos4i. the osx install had a driver option for x3000 series, so I picked that, but after installation and reboot I got a screen full of black and white squares. I managed to get it partially working by installing the ATI Radeon HD package, but only by using -x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1200x32@60" when booting. That let me in, but only in safe mode, and only at 1600x1200. Since then I used a package installer to extract and overwrite files, and I managed to get it in 1920x1200 in safe mode, but ony by using the -x "Graphics Mode" line at boot. So, in short, i'm stuck in safe mode with CI in software mode and no QE. If I leave it to boot normally, I just get the black and white squares of death. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, James