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About ucjuicy

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  1. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    I suggest starting a new topic for 10.9 installation beginning with a guide.
  2. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Initial battery test has about seven hours battery life, but that is very preliminary. I won't really test until tomorrow. ------ Follow up gives me more like four and a half hours.
  3. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Okay, that was the same thing i tried first, before giving in to Trim Enabler. I got as far as step two and got an error regarding the ".{9}" in the command. As for the erasing, Trim Enabler asked the user to go into Disk Utility and manually erase the free space on the drive, rather then the OS taking care of it in the background. But "Erase Free Space" is greyed out for me in DU.
  4. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    The way i am looking at indexing and caching is one wants to keep the read/writes of an SSD to a minimum, because the SSD wears out over time, and both these things would be doing both those things. So i am deeply considering moving the SSD to my desktop where i will have better control over it and i will be better utilizing it's characteristics. I am just facing the fact that the 1201's Atom is just too oomphless to see major performance gains with an SSD. Do not get me wrong, things did get better and faster when i first installed it a day and a half ago, and i have yet to test battery performance, which could easily swing things back in favor of the 1201.
  5. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Nope - the way i understand it, and i am super new to playing on SSD, is fragging occurs on an HDD because its all radial. Defragging optimizes the drive from the perspective of spinning. SSD OTOH is, well it doesn't spin, so it doesn't matter if a bit of file is near the center of the disc and another bit of the same file is on the rim because its all a relatively equidistant matrix. Its like RAM. My biggest concern for my precious SSD (wich will be just another piece of tech lying around in five years) is if i cannot properly get Trim working, it will slowly die. To counter act this i have come up with the scheme of cloning this current install with CCC, putting it onto a normal HDD, wiping the SSD and installing Windows on it, enable Trim in that environment, clean it up, wipe it again, then reclone the OSX install back onto it. Not much more trouble than anything else we do!
  6. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Pardon me if i am in the middle of a sub-topic. Just got mine up on Lion last night after a quick perusal of the beginning of this forum. So now here i am reading the entire thing, but half way through the reading i find i have to get in and post a little. Some folk seem to have had trouble just getting the prepared USB to boot. I did too. I immediately and simply stuck into another slot a stick i knew to be bootable that i used for installing Lion onto my desktop. I let the stick boot, but selected my 1201 installer stick to actually boot. Magic. As i am still only halfway through reading the threads, perhaps i will read my answer soon, but i have another problem besides my afore stated Trim support question (BTW, Sys Profiler says trim is on but i am wary because i have read that Trim Enabler is a sham.) Early on in this thread MAS was an issue. I tried the two stated solutions but no joy for me. And sleep in 64 would be another thing. Otherwise all is very well with Lion and my 1201N. Onward reading. (Half hour goes by) Okie dokey - sleepenabler kext worked like a charm (64mode.) Lid, Fn, and Menu sleep all work and resume without a hitch. MAS and Trim.
  7. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    What method did you use to enable trim? I ask because i used Trim Enabler but i cannot erase me free space. I can only hope and assume it is Trim-ming in the backgound.
  8. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    I too have a desire to 10.6.8-ize my machine, but as has been pointed out the main new feature this update brings to the platform is to make it Lion ready. May i recommend, as i will be doing this myself, to wait for 10.7 to bust out and let some dust settle. Happy emoticon.
  9. and possibly to ucjuicy@netscape.net?
  10. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    2o2- Sometimes, maybe one in ten boot ups, mine will only load three quarters of a gig of RAM. Since i only reboot on the weekends this is fairly infrequent, but it was rather annoying before i realized what was going on. So now whenever i boot up, i open Activity Monitor App and check to see how much memory is loaded. If it is 768 MBs, i reboot until i see the good old 3.25 GBs. Is not a perfect solution, but for me the best time to reboot is when i have just booted up anyways. HTH
  11. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Those are big big rips. I compress mine more not just for smooth playback on ion, but for smooth streaming throughout our household's wireless network.
  12. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    Indeed it will, to either laptop screen or ext. display. However, it is not smooth if the file size is too large or if you are doing something else at the same time. I try to keep the movie rips to a gig and a half or two gigs.
  13. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    the iobluetoothfamily should be the one that enabled the on/off. remove that one.
  14. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    This happened to me as soon as i saw the 10.6.5 sleepenabler kext and tried it, and i did a little freaking out. What worked for me was i swapped the hard drive (it was not possible to boot from a usb source) with one that had a working install on it, plugged in the 10.6.5 drive externally through usb, dug into the extension folder and removed the offending sleepenabler kext. Replaced original drive and all was fine. Working with this machine i have always had a spare drive with a good install lying around. Some folk have an install on an SD card for this kind of emergency work, but i am not sure that would have worked since nothing USB related was booting in this emergency.
  15. Asus 1201N Installation and support

    confirmed 10.6.5 working by: removing sleepenabler kext, run kext utility, update to 10.6.5, restart, reinstall applehda kext While i am here, just wanted to say i have lost my trackpad. This coincided with applehda cracking a month and a half or so ago. Sometimes the keyboard is lost too but it is the trackpad which is consistently out. I have a bluetooth mouse which i always use, even on the go, so it is not a critical situation for me, but is sad. The last two times i tried reinstalling, to see if a fresh install would fix things, the installer would not let me out of the gate unless i plugged in a mouse. Could it be as simple as a bad ribbon cable? Reseating it did nothing.