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  1. When I bought the D-Link DGE-528T after my onboard LAN was fried by a thunderstorm it wasn't detected. I searched around in the forums to see if anyone had got it working properly (despite someone saying it worked out of the box for them) and ended up modifying the RTL8169 kext to include the hardware information for the DLink card. I just tried doing another search to make sure nobody has already done this, but search seems to be broke again (comes up with the socket error). In theory this should work for any Dlink DGE528T, and possibly other models, but I don't know. To install, just use Kext Helper. Let me know if it works for you AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext.zip Edit: Forgot to mention that I've only tested this in Leopard (10.5.8), so although it should still work on Snow, I'd like it if someone with the card could test it and confirm, thanks
  2. oilyflutesalad

    About this Mac

    Working fine for me too, thanks! OSx86 Tools screwed it up, and by doing it manually I probably wouldn't have got the symbols in, so having a quick installer makes it so much easier xD Besides, for some reason, System Profiler can't get the hardware info anymore (for the first screen) so couldn't see what it would normally be... Not quite sure what exactly caused it, but that's another topic and not something I'm overly worried about anyways. It would be nice if ATM showed "DDR2 SDRAM" instead of just "RAM", but that's just me being picky, and another thing I'm not too worried about
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    The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    I was going to get a Gigabyte one to match my motherboard, but they were out of stock at the time and I'm impatient So yeah, this is what I got instead: ASUS 9500GT Was sent yesterday, so should have it tomorrow though it's not due to arrive until Tuesday, and I could even get it later today! Free delivery too For some reason, this is showing 100 posts per page, so once I've worked out how to change it back to the default I'll go and look for that kext you mentioned... And how do you "turn on" QE/CI? With GMA950 it was either enabled or not... Unless the 1GB kext comes with some app? Edit: Forgot to ask, I read in some earlier posts about people with heat problems... Has this affected you? If it's likely to roast my brand spankin new video card before I have chance to use it then I think I'll stick with GMA950 lol Second edit: Never mind about the QE/CI thing, just found the OSx86 tool
  4. oilyflutesalad

    The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    I'm just about to order a 1GB DDR2 9500GT, so I might test this when it arrives and post back my results. I'm buying it purely for games on my Windoze install, because I already have QE/CI, all resolutions, rotation etc. on my GMA950 (Motherboard Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L, installed iATKOS 5i with defaults plus OHR, then Software Update to 10.5.6, using graphics patch from this post (v4)). If I can't get the NVIDIA card working on OSX then I'll make do with GMA950
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    Final solution (FIX) for GMA950 Desktop edition - NEW 28 DEC 08

    I remember reading something a few pages back that was similar to what you mention. If your cable isn't fixed to the monitor (i.e. it has a plug on both ends) then try a new VGA cable and see if that does the trick. Also, does your VGA plug have the missing pin? One difference someone mentioned between a working and non-working cable was a pin missing in the plug, so perhaps there is a pattern?
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    Final solution (FIX) for GMA950 Desktop edition - NEW 28 DEC 08

    That's a relief... I was going to get a graphics card anyway so I could use Aperture, but it's nice to know I'll have an easy ride setting everything up and can use it before I can afford a video card New motherboard and sexy case (Akasa Zen White) arrived an hour ago, just a pity I have to wait until next Friday before I can afford to order the CPU and RAM lol. I'll be getting the Duel-core E2200 2.2GHz processor, and according to the HCL it is recognised as such. Haven't researched RAM yet, but does anyone have tips on any brands or models that are known to cause problems? As for my ASRock, Installed kalyway this morning but when it decides to boot (always had a problem before where it would freeze up mid-boot) I can't get past the setup screen where it asks if you want to transfer stuff from another Mac. I click next and the background sound will carry on but nothing else happens, and if I click about enough I'm presented with the spinning beach ball of doom. Any ideas? I never had this problem before, the computer's hardware is the same, and I'm using the exact same options during setup... The disk check during setup seemed okay too, so I can't figure what's going on. So yeah, test results for the P4i65G are a bit out-of-scope at the moment, but I'll shrink my SATA hard drive later to make space for a new HFS partition. I seem to remember last time (for reasons unknown to me) Mac didn't seem to like my IDE drives.
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    Final solution (FIX) for GMA950 Desktop edition - NEW 28 DEC 08

    Hi Dr. Hurt, I've just installed a fresh copy of Kalyway 10.5.2 after I ditched it back in November when I gave up trying to sort out the slug-speed Internet (Realtek R1000 didn't quite do the trick) and I couldn't feasably use photoshop at a resolution of 1024x768. I found this topic yesterday when I was researching what hardware to buy for my new build, so after reading every post in the topic I'm going to give the graphics another shot (maybe the network, too). My current motherboard is the ASRock P4i65g, so I'll test V3 and V4 to see if any of those work, if not I'll give it a shot at making my own (should be fun since I only really know PHP). One question though... The motherboard I've ordered for my new build (cheapest I could find that didn't look too bad on the wiki HCL) is the Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L. Out of pure coincidence, the model number is almost identical to yours - do you know just how different this is to your board? Thanks, Oily By the way, if I can boot into Mac I'll post results later.
  8. oilyflutesalad

    ASRock P4i65G

    I don't recommend trying to install Leopard on this board. All I had was problems... The onboard LAN is detected but you can't get any speed out of it, no matter how many different installs and kexts you try. About This Mac crashes Finder. Then you'll need a graphics patch if you don't want to be stuck on 1024x768 res or want QE/CI... That's all if you can get it to boot in the first place! Sometimes I would have to reboot a dozen times or more (no exaggeration) before it would get past the boot screen, other times I would not be able to boot it at all no matter how many times I tried, and on the odd occasion it would boot first time, only to freeze within a few minutes. Transmission seemed to crash the system all the time, but that may've been related to the LAN problems, rather than a general issue. That said, it would crash no matter what you're doing, when you're least expecting it. That was with Kalyway 10.5.2. iATKOS wouldn't even boot the installer, and I ran out of discs (and money) to try any other "distros". If you want a board easy to work with, I recommend the Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L with Dr. Hurt's graphics patch (V4) to get the GMA950 working properly. [old topic text removed]