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  1. OK, I can get the window to close automatically if I put killall -9 Terminal as the last line in the script, and I can change the icon with one already on my system using the app "Candy Bar", so far so good. So pointing the script to Safari to open http://localhost/ I can get it to start my PHP/MySQL application, which was basically the main point. But using killall would also close other terminal windows, probably the use would not have one of those going concurrently anyway.
  2. OK, a few updates to my experience, after much trial and error I got more things sorted out, what to do and what not to do. I would suggest not using that 10.5.4 delta upgrade that can be found, at one point it created a login screen at boot which hung the system after that, I tried about a dozen things after that, none of which worked.If you don't install the GMA kexts mentioned on the first post, X11 won't run, but that solved it. The kexts made my top panel a garish magenta and everything a bit darker and kludgy looking, but then I installed the Kalyway combo 10.5.3 upgrade, and the panel became transparent. I once again only had 1024x768, so I had to install the kexts again, but X11 still ran with just the one resolution available. In Preferences-->Appearance the colors were off again in the highlight selectors, but after a few reboots and especially switching to an LCD monitor, that was fixed, and it looks good even on a CRT monitor now. I still had to remove the AppleUSBEHCI.kext as mentioned above to get USB hotplug to work again, after going to 10.5.4 Also, after one complete reinstall I was not present at reboot time and it failed to pick up my wireless card, nothing I tried remedied that, but reinstalling 10.5.2 and being careful with the options it worked the next time and has ever since. I was sure to have the ethernet cable unplugged so it would pick the wireless up by default.
  3. Darwine crash

    I'm having X11 keep starting & crashing as well, I just found this thread via a search. I'm using the small Intel Atom chip (video not fast enough for Quartz extreme), and it does this right out of the box after a Kalyway 10.5.2 install. I later got the open-source driver from xquartz.macosforge.org (you can only go up to ver 2.2.3 if you have 10.5.2) but it does the same thing, minus the annoying pop-up screens "report this to Apple". One thing I did not do yet was to install the extra resolutions for the card mentioned in the walkthrough for using this board, as so far I had been satisfied by 1024x768. I'm going to try that and see if it helps.
  4. Thank kdb, That was very helpful. I played with it and figured out what works so far from what you said. I was able to drag an app onto the desktop (had to hold the alt key so I got a "plus"), and also create a script cd Desktop touch test nano test #!/bin/bash open -a Safari http://www.google.com exit chmod a+x test Then double-click on it and it works. and so forth. So what I need to do works. The terminal window stays open afterwards so far, and I can't change the icon to a picture (may need a 3rd party app for that), but it's a good start.
  5. Freeware MAC games ports

    Thank you very much, Slacker. I tried fink last night and it's a fine system, as I'm very used to apt. And there was a good part of the list of free software that I was looking for. The only problem is that the X11 shipped on Kalyway is broken and it starts/stops in an endless loop. At some point it installed a boot login screen and I could not get any further, and I spent 3 hours trying everything on this forum to fix it so today I'm reinstalling from scratch. I will stay at the Kalyway 10.5.2 version, and not use the .3 or .4 upgrades this time. Once going, I will go to: http://quartz.macosforge.org and see if their X11 subsystem works before going any further. I also plan to try the macports system, I took a look at the site, and it all looks sweet too. As a matter of fact I had been using freebsd on another box for a while earlier this month, to see if I could get it into a "modern" desktop with a lot of work, but although it does pretty much have that capability, it's an endless mess of doing stuff with the command line, and not ready for primetime as Linux is.
  6. limdoug, I don't think there is really much difference, nothing much I notice. The top taskbar is purplish, and I'm sure there are the routine security fixes, but I don't think much has changed otherwise.
  7. I haven't found any good info on dosemu for MACS by googling it yet, wondering if anyone has gotten it to work (or compile from source, etc.) for a mac. I need this over DOSBOX, as I tried DOSBOX on Linux and I could not get the serial port connecting to work right, whereas dosemu works great right after install. I'm trying to use an old handheld inventory device which needs to run a dos app in a dos window and then receive the data via the serial port. Dosemu works fine with both native serial ports and newer computers where you have to use a serial to USB converter. Anyone with any knowledge on this type of application had any success on doing this with a MAC yet? Thanks in advance.
  8. I'm fairly new, got my first hackintosh going, worked through a bunch of preliminaries & learning, and hope to learn a lot more about the platform. I'm coming from more of a Linux background, and one of the things I want to do is port a few things to a mac, some of which I can do with bash scripts,etc. One thing I'm noticing, is there not a way to create desktop icons that will run apps and scripts or links to open a specific browser and URL right on the desktop, and not have to resort to putting them in the dock at the bottom? I'd like to have at first 3 icons: One which will open a bash script to run a DOS emulator which would open a DOS window and prompt to have a serial port device upload data onto the hard drive Second which would run a similar script to open up the data in a text editor so that it could be printed out Third, an icon which would open a third party browser like Firefox to a particular URL (which would be my localhost Apache site [also having a mysql backend]) Basically just icons where a command could be embedded within them so by double clicing the action would happen, and have them be staring at the user on the desktop rather than in the dock. I may be overlooking something obvious, but it seems the icons on a Mac so far only are used for mounted volumes. (I'm very new) Basically, what I'm not seeing is when you right click on the desktop, an option like KDE or Gnome has for "add link to application" where you can also pick an icon for it.
  9. Freeware MAC games ports

    OK, I'm a newbie here, and I spent quite a bit of time building a Hackintosh, figuring how to do upgrades and such, as well as fix problems. Now that I'm fairly confident I can keep the box going, I'm on to adding software, first thing was Firefox, and that's ok. As far as Cider, I haven't tried it yet, but I've been an Emerald member of Transgaming for a few years and know how to do all of that on Linux, so no problem with commercial games, or even WINE, if there's a port for that. And the next thing I will do today is look to see if there's a port of dosemu. Being a linux (mostly huge Debian-derivative guy and so forth), I'm used to an app called synaptic, or even just plain old apt get, and in Ubuntu as well as Debian you can get a newer more-limited but user friendly app called gnome-app-install, and once you open that up, you have access to a huge list of open-source and freeware 3rd party games and apps that will install with a click. Games like solitaire, mahjonng, tuxracer, lincity, breakout, nethack, shisen-sho, frozen-bubble and scores more that will install with just one click, all for free (no shareware here). Is there any kind of download system that can be installed like that for a mac, or at least a place to go that has free binaries like that which you can install by hand?
  10. No, N7, I tried that before when I didn't know better, and it hosed my system. But I made a lot of progress in the past day or so, so I can post what I did: Don't install any updates from Apple, perhaps Java or anything relating to *only* 3rd party stuff may be OK, but no components written by Apple or system upgrades online from the toolbar. I'm waiting on someone to confirm that Java, etc. is ok. In fact Java is the only thing I see that may not be from Apple on the list, but I don't think even that is worth the gamble. If you got Kalyway 10.5.2 working fine, that's step one. Next step is to get 2 more updates on CD. Go to the "Inlet of Pillagers" site (synonym of that) and get the 10.5.3 combo update, burn it to CD as a data disk and run the two pkg files. First the update, then "do not reboot" but start the kernel pkg one with the other one still open and asking for reboot (but not doing it). You do not need to select a kernel, just leave the 2 checkboxes blank, this will go quick but it does do something like remove a conflicting package that will hinder you if you skip this part. Then reboot, and it will do it twice in succession, stopping it right away both times so you get to the options prompt, and type in: update -v both times. Then you will have 10.5.3 (but with the original kernel and that doesn't matter, and I used the Vanilla one originally). When I installed it originally I also was sure to add the "third party apps" like kexthelper and Pacifist. As mentioned, after getting to 10.5.3 I did have a hotplug USB problem. I figured out what worked, heres what I posted on that thread in a different part of this forum: I had the same (USB) problem when I upgraded my Intel Atom mobo box from Kalyway 10.5.2 using the Kalyway combo upgrade 10.5.3 Previously (on 10.5.2) the USB 2.0 devices were working fine, for example a USB flash drive and a USB card reader were detected as hotplug devices and icons would appear on the screen under the hard drive icons after several seconds. Then after the combo upgrade they stopped working and I got this error during a verbose boot in yellow: Failed to load extension com.or.Byte.driver.PCGenUSBEHCI I read this thread carefully, and also determined that this PCGenUSBEHCI.kext was still in place. So I decided to try one thing first as mentioned earlier: remove the AppleUSBEHCI.kext And this worked ! (so far). I still get that error on a -v boot, but once the desktop is up, the devices are detected fine on plugging them in. To do this: Open "Finder", navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and scroll down to IOUSBFamily.kext, right-click and click on "Show Package Contents", then open the plugins folder and look for AppleUSBEHCI.kext (be sure you select the correct one). Right-click and more to trash, then reboot, and it worked for me. As mentioned, I made sure that the PCGenUSBEHCI.kext was already present in the same folder. ----------------------- OK, end of quote. Then I also found there is a 10.5.4 upgrader also available the same way, called 10.5.4 Delta Update. You may have to try a few sites to get one that lets you start downloading it, but I got it ok, and am seeding as well. This one is only about 55 Megs, and will only upgrade you from 10.5.3 to 10.5.4 with no version gap. Burn it to CD the same way, and put it in your drive. I used Pacifist in the Applications-->Koolsofts folder that came with Kalyway 10.5.2 and extracted the dmg to my home folder and then ran the pkg file it created. Went quickly, and I rebooted a few times, the first time used update -v like before (not sure if that's needed) but it's now upgraded to 10.5.4 and everything still seems to work. Rebooting hangs, as mentioned and I don't thing there's a fix, but just let it go as far as it will go and hold the power button until it powers off. Don't get software from Apple, just trust the gents here to come up with more solutions, as of 10.5.4 I think we are within 3 months of being completely current anyway. Also, I'm not getting that EHCI error anymore on boot, so everything seems to work perfect so far.
  11. Generic USB2.0 (EHCI) Driver

    I had the same problem when I upgraded my Intel Atom mobo box from Kalyway 10.5.2 using the Kalyway combo upgrade 10.5.3 Previously (on 10.5.2) the USB 2.0 devices were working fine, for example a USB flash drive and a USB card reader were detected as hotplug devices and icons would appear on the screen under the hard drive icons after several seconds. Then after the combo upgrade they stopped working and I got this error during a verbose boot in yellow: Failed to load extension com.or.Byte.driver.PCGenUSBEHCI I read this thread carefully, and also determined that this PCGenUSBEHCI.kext was still in place. So I decided to try one thing first as mentioned earlier: remove the AppleUSBEHCI.kext And this worked ! (so far). I still get that error on a -v boot, but once the desktop is up, the devices are detected fine on plugging them in. To do this: Open "Finder", navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and scroll down to IOUSBFamily.kext, right-click and click on "Show Package Contents", then open the plugins folder and look for AppleUSBEHCI.kext (be sure you select the correct one). Right-click and more to trash, then reboot, and it worked for me. As mentioned, I made sure that the PCGenUSBEHCI.kext was already present in the same folder.
  12. This one for $51 incl 250w power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811154091 It's made for a mobo such as this. Had to remove the power supply to install it (took all of 1 minute), and the case had the exact "frame" space for the metal plate that covers the jacks on the back of the motherboard, which is held on by a bit of spring tension once the board is mounted. The case itself had cables for the front USB (2 jacks), audio (either the high def used here or AC '97) and for the switch & front LED. The power supply had ample cables for everything, SATA, IDE, mobo power (two plugs, one square & one long) and little info sheets in case you need to refer to them. The mobo came with a big color sheet so between the two it was a piece of cake. It got a WD Caviar 640 gig SATA HD for $85: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136218 This was the only thing I had to mess with a bit. There is ample room to slide it forward in the case, but the holes for it on the mounting area were a bit too far back so that there was not enough room between the mobo fan & SATA power cable to the drive. So I just slid it forward far enough and made 2 small new holes on the bracket up front. To round off the project I put in an IDE Asus CD/DVD burner $28 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135164 and Kingston 2 GB memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134192 Total price (incl the mobo w/chip for $70) was $263 + shipping (came to 280, but that's with this huge hard drive, you could knock off $40 with a smaller one). Mobo was at this link (I think the deal gave me a couple automatic discounts for the bundle) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813121342 Didn't have to buy any extra cables or hardware, all were included. With the IDE cable for the optical drive it's a little cramped looking, but I routed all the unused connectors to one side of the box and the extra length of IDE cable folded on top of the DVD drive to allow maximum open air space inside. Later I added a Linksys wireless PCI card to the one PCI slot on the mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...amp;Tpk=wmp54gs Newegg has it for $60, but I got mine at Office Depot for $70, mine was a v 1.1 and if you look at the OSx86 wiki they say v 1.2 works out of the box as well, so I'd check the version number, but the first time I booted up it was able to go online with no tweaks at all. I was going to mention a couple things: The drive shows up as about 600 GB, due to the "power of 2" vs "bytes" formula penalty (double standard, like 4.7 GB DVD's actually only hold about 4.2) Anyway, to set up at first, I booted up a live Ubuntu CD and used Gparted to make one big fat32 primary partition, and formatted it. When I started the Kalyway DVD and got to the diskutil app you must run before installing, I had a bit of trouble getting used to the interface, but from all the things I tried, it seems that it would only work if I made 2 hfs+ journalled partitions on there, and I let it split them about 50/50, so it's two at about 300 GB each. I named the first one leopard and the second one data, and they both show up fine on the desktop later on. I can archive stuff I collect onto the other one like big iso's, music , videos, etc. I installed the OS on the Leopard partition. I carefully went through Kalyways extra options, like removed the extra languages, added the time machine fix, anything applying to my intel mobo/card/video, etc. That took about a minute or two. Then it installed just fine. I selected the vanilla kernel only. Using the onboard ethernet I noticed it would go offline after about 10 minutes of non-use, so I went into System Prefs and set "sleep" to never. That seems to have solved that. I do have the Kalyway 10.5.3 update CD, but so far (and I tried it a few times) it seems to bork the USB system somewhat (can't mount pen drives) but the USB mouse still works. You see an error regarding USB during a verbose (-v) boot after that point. I'm still reading the threads here on an easy fix. Apple itself now is only showing further upgrades to 10.5.5 (no longer 10.5.4), but that seems to totally hose the system. I'm wondering if you guys know if installing all the non-Apple stuff (like Java & 3rd party updates) would be OK at this point.
  13. This worked perfectly for me, in fact I got a very nice case that was exactly the correct size from Newegg, in fact all the part from there, was about $380 incl shipping with a 600GB hard drive and DVD R/W. Could not get a separate Atheros wifi PCI card going (despite all the threads on it), but did get a Linksys WMP54GS going at first boot.
  14. Asus P5KPL-CM

    I decided to go for the cheap Intel Atom project posted on this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=113623 So hopefully thats a good choice for now. Entire system from Newegg incl 3 day shipping & rush processing for $282.08
  15. I'm new to to forums here and have spent all day researching this. I'm a big Linux/UNIX fan and this is the first time I will be trying Apple, although (for history's sake, I did program a few ancient Apple III's using Pascal in 1983 for a non-profit group.) I hope someone can come forward and answer a few questions. I'm trying to put together a new hackintosh compatible box, and definitely the old 1.1 GHz Celeron I have (no SSE2 or 3) will have to be sidelined. I don't have much of a budget, but after a long search found this: Asus P5KPL-CM http://www.partspc.com/Recommend.asp?ProdID=16367 It's in the Asus P5K line you guys highly recommend, but comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7200 2.53GHz 3MB 1066MHz LGA775 45nm Processor (sorry for the large text, I was pasting it from that site) The mobo is capable of up to: Front Side Bus 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz (1600 is overclock speed) Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture Overclock speed and it's only around $180 with the CPU included. I researched the Wolfdale on some overclock forums, and while it's a new but inexpensive chip, it has no trouble clocking higher (close to 4 GHz in some cases, and runs cool with no major "fannage" required other than the usual. I'm not an experienced system builed though I have done so a few times, also changed clock settings, etc. Is this a good choice? I'm not into heavy gaming, but do some gaming, mostly "lite" 3d stuff, but often also some dvd processing using transcode and frame resizing on long videos. I also have an Nvidia 6200 OC pcicard for this unit (it does still have 2 pci slots). What's the deal on the magic number 1333? I'm fairly sure if I order this they will set it to 1066 FSB as per the chip recommendation, do I need to reset it to 1333 for a big jump in performance, or would the default do fine? If I got this, would 2 or 3 sticks of PNY Optima 1GB DDR2 667 MHz memory do fairly well (they say not to go to 4 sticks or there may be some problems)? http://www.amazon.com/PNY-OPTIMA-PC2-5300-...5434&sr=1-5 Appreciate some good advice, and have a great day.... <h1 class="parseasinTitle"> </h1>
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