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  1. I figured it out, in case anyone is curious. on clicked theObject display dialog "Are you SURE? This test could have a seriously adverse affect on your computer, and may render it unusable while it is running." buttons ["Cancel", "Continue"] with icon "what" tell application "Finder" to set myFolder to (container of (path to me)) as string do shell script "echo " & quoted form of POSIX path of myFolder do shell script quoted form of POSIX path of myFolder & "myappname.app/Contents/Resources/vertex" end clicked I then added my arguments after vertex and it worked perfectly
  2. Alrighty. So I have my main application. It works fine, no problems there. However, I have an application that runs in shell with arguments. It's actually a graphics test utility that Apple provides. To run it, you can drag it into terminal and add your arguments after the path. I decided to create an executable with my desired arguments already built in, so I now have my main application executable, as well as the secondary executable (this file is called, "Vertex"). I want to assign a button in the interface builder to launch the executable. That's all I want to do, but for the life of me I can't figure this out. I'm pretty new to xcode so you'll have to bear with me. It's an applescript application and I'm assuming I can't launch this file through Applescript alone. However, I do need it to run from the application's resource directory regardless of where the user installs the application. Any thoughts?
  3. Hey guys, This is probably a simple one, but I'm pretty new to Xcode and a little bit stumped. I'm writing up a simple app to run "yes > /dev/null" in terminal just to save some time when stressing my CPU, but when I run the script (assigned to a button) the application freezes and no other buttons can be pushed (for example, the Activity Monitor and Grapher launchers become unresponsive). Ideally, I'd like to be able to push the Terminal button to start the script, and push it again to kill the script. But since the app freezes until the process finishes (which, it never will) I can't seemingly do this. This is the Applescript assigned to the Terminal Icon: on clicked theObject do shell script "yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & tick" with administrator privileges end clicked And this is the application itself:
  4. GeForce 200 series support

    Late Q2 / Early Q3 allegedly. I'm pretty sure that's just a rumor, but I can't wait for it's release.
  5. Asus P5N7A-VM

    I haven't been able to get sleep or shutdown working on this board either. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the orange icon issue is something you'll experience with any hackintosh. Just give your hard drives custom icons or the default internal icons and they'll always stay that way, unless you erase or repartition them. I installed an orange icon fix when I first installed OS X on mine, but my transfer speeds became horrible.
  6. GeForce 200 series support

    Here is the GTS 250 Kext a few of you have been requesting. I've included the 512MB and 1024MB strings for the different card models. Hope it works for you guys. There's a read me file included for those who need help, and the disclaimer that pops up when you mount the DMG also includes the instructions. GeForce GTS 250 EDIT: The download didn't work originally. It's working now.
  7. GeForce 200 series support

    I don't know how similar the cards are, but I have my GTS 250 1024MB working 100% with QE and CI. No strings required, just a single kext. If anyone has a GTX 260 and would like to try out my NVinject.kext I'd be happy to upload it. I'm pretty sure the cards are completely different though aren't they?
  8. PowerMac G5 Case: The Purist Approach

    Thanks, Thath0r. I actually finished the mod in about a day. It turned out much nicer than I had originally anticipated. What I ended up doing was removing the G5's standoffs, lining them up with the mATX form factor and using JB weld to reapply them in the correct position. The original ports on the back aren't useable, of course, because they're blocked off by the back panel, so I bought an M-Audio Revolution 5.1 sound card to solve my audio issue, a USB / Firewire PCIe card to add some ports, and an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter for the network. It's very clean inside It might not be the most practical mod for future expansion, but I did it the way I wanted and I love how it turned out. I'll try posting some pictures tomorrow of it.
  9. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Question for you guys. I added an M-Audio Revolution sound card (full surround working with analog, yay!), and a GTS 250 1024MB graphics card (QE and CI working as well, yay!), however, I added a Bytecc Firewire / USB 2.0 card and I'm having an odd issue with it. I can't use the USB card until I'm in an OS. It works in Leopard, and Windows found drivers for it, but I can't seem to get it recognized pre-OS no matter what I do. Is there something I can do in the BIOS? I set Plug and Play to yes in the PCI section, but I didn't see anything else to mess around with. Also, I still can't get sleep or shutdown to work. I tried deleting Disabler.kext like a few have mentioned, but no dice. Any suggestions? EDIT: I should probably mention that the Firewire / USB card is PCI Express.
  10. Hackint0sh in G5 Case Concept

    Sounds good man! Let me know how the PSU works out for you. I'm going to try putting mine inside the G5's PSU enclosure as well. As far the as the ATX case for parts: what I'm doing in my mod is using the side panel from an ATX case, cutting it to size, and then drilling some holes where the G5's standoffs are so I can just mount the panel and use the original PC standoffs for the motherboard. Good luck though, man. Those are some awesome specs you've got. And definitely go with the i7.
  11. I have a Micro-ATX case for my hackintosh. So far it's been great, however, when I threw a GTS 250 in the mix and realized I could no longer close the casing, I decided it was time for a change. And so I got myself a PowerMac G5 case (from the 2.5 DP model. June 2004, I believe.) Like most, I checked around online to see what others have done before me. Some amazing work has been done. Probably the most inspiring mod I found was by MrBean_Oz over at Hard Forum (http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1074089). I have to admit though, I haven't seen one case mod that catered to my fancy. Most mods start out with "I'm leaving the back untouched" and then compromises are made as the project progresses, which is understandable, however, I'd like to mod a G5 without changing the external appearance (this includes getting the original power button and LED to work with my board as well). And so I'll be documenting my experience (success and failure). Hopefully all will go well. I'm doing most of the modding this weekend, so check back if you're curious. ----------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE (March 29, 2009): Alrighty. Here are some pictures of the finished product. As I said earlier, I didn't make the back ports functional (due to the time it would take and my utter lack of know-how), but I may attach the G5's connectors just to clean it up aesthetically. I also have most of the original G5 fans working, but they aren't installed in the following pictures. ----------------------------------------------------------- I mounted the motherboard on the G5's original standoffs by removing them, screwing them into the appropriate holes on the motherboard and reapplying them in the case with J-B Weld. That mobo ain't goin' nowhere! Getting the cabling under the motherboard was a bit tricky, but it worked out well, and there's no flex in the motherboard either. Power button and LED work (didn't bother with the front USB and Firewire, though I might later) ATX PSU has been modded to fit inside the G5's PSU enclosure, and the rear power port has been kept the same. The PSU fans from the G5 are hardwired to the one I installed and work great (I love those G5 fans!) For sound I installed an M-Audio Revolution 5.1 sound card, and for expansion ports I threw in a USB / Firewire PCIe card. Unfortunately the PCIe card isn't recognized until an OS loads, so I have two internal USB ports tucked away beside the hard drive bay for the odd time I need to get into the BIOS. For network I'm using an Apple USB Ethernet adapter. Finished product from the front. Finished product from the back. I know it isn't the most functional mod, but I did it the way I wanted to and I love how it turned out. I'm about form over function for the most part, so I'm just happy I didn't have to cut up the back of the case in the end ----------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE (April 8, 2009): I have since gotten the front panel USB and rear USB ports working. I've wired up both hard drive bay fans, as well as the rear fans in their original mounting piece, and the two front fans as well. It sure runs cool now! -----------------------------------------------------------
  12. Asus P5N7A-VM

    First, I'd try running your machine with only one stick of ram. A lot of people are having issues with two modules if they total over 2GB. Did you use the stock thermal paste that came with your CPU? If you did then you should reapply it with some quality paste. I work at an AASP so I have access to the thermal paste used in real Macs, but you might want to try Arctic Cooling. I've heard good things about that brand.
  13. Asus P5N7A-VM

    I doubt it's software. Do you have your system set to restart after a power failure? If you do then I'd still suspect the CPU could be shutting it down. It would then start up again if it considered the sudden shutdown a power failure. RAM usually just locks the system if it fails. How much RAM do you have though?
  14. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Did you overclock the GPU? I found which Diabolik's settings I get a pretty unstable system that restarts on me.
  15. Asus P5N7A-VM

    Check your CPU temps. It could be overheating.