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  1. -f = Force, you better be sure you know you want those files gone. It won't prompt or warn you no matter what or how much you're deleting. So an rm -rf command will delete a directory and everything beneath it, without warnings or prompts. Its probably the best all-purpose, mess up your computer command there is. Be absolutely triple certain before you use it. But I don't know what sodu is. Never heard of sodu.
  2. I've got a 2011 13" running Lion, but you'll need to give me some directions.
  3. I don't know. My Hackintosh can't sleep, so I haven't tried that. The dongle I purchased is the IOGear GBU321, which costs about $23 at Fry's. It is a USB dongle which the Mac recognizes automatically; I didn't need to install or add driver software. It works very well, but you're correct, I never tested whether it supports Wake from Sleep.
  4. All I did was buy a Mac-compatible Bluetooth dongle from Fry's for about $10. It plugs into USB and the Hackintosh sees it just fine. I'm using my iPad now, but if you want me to provide details, send me a PM and I'll post everything I can find out about it.
  5. Oleg, your method worked beautifully for me! Everything went perfectly smoothly. I now have a very clean and complete Snow Leopard installation, and I updated everything to the latest version without difficulty. I still can't put the machine to sleep because of Ethernet and Sound, but maybe we'll figure that out some day. For wireless, I bought an Apple Airport Express, and of course it's flawless. I ran the XBench 2.0 benchmark software on this motherboard. I noticed that with this and with my previous Leopard installation, the benchmarks are excellent except for the uncached SATA tests, which come out very poorly. Has anyone else here benchmarked this motherboard with Mac OS? Is XBench the way to go, or is there a better method? Thanks everyone! RAM QUESTION: I have the F3A BIOS, not F4. I am using 2 GB of RAM. Is it correct that I need to install the F4 BIOS (unmodified, from the Gigabyte website) to use over 2 GB of RAM? And that I'll need to plug in a floppy drive to do that? Thanks.
  6. Why not install install Chamrleon RC4 on a flash drive, boot from it, and see if your computer runs ok? If so, downgrade to RC4. Otherwise, there are a bunch of configuration files and settings, and you didn't list any modifications you made or when the KP happens, but if the RC4 boots you up, why not just use it?
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    Hackintosh Vmware 3 issue

    What is your goal? To dual-boot your computer, or to dual-boot your computer and also run VMWare using the same Windows installation?
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    Need help about kexts/drivers (mac)

    Why not give Kalyway a try? Might be a good place to start, and see what works: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=77069
  9. There are dozens of $9.99 "Tenda" model W311U USB 802.11n adapters at Microcenter for $9.99. It comes with a Mac OSX driver, but you can download a newer one, dated 15 February, 2011, from Ralink's website: http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=3 Download the driver fro the RT2870: USB(RT2870 /RT2770 /RT307X /RT2070 /RT3572) My computer didn't recognize it at first, but when I removed it and re-inserted it into another USB port, it came up and worked fine. I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on a Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H motherboard. EDIT: Sad to say, it acts like you'd expect a $9.99 WiFi adapter to work -- poorly. It connects, then forgets its connection, then works for a while... you get the idea. Might work better for you, but in my environment (several users switching back and forth) it works poorly. I gave up and bought an AirPort Express.
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    Need help with Display Resolution

    If you connect to the TV with only a VGA cable, power on the TV, then the Mac, it should work. The TV will likely report the correct EDID value from the VGA port. Since 1360x768 isn't a TV resolution, it may not appear in the HDMI EDID when you use HDMI/DVI.
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hi, I'm Rebound. I just got a Gigabyte motherboard to run Snow Leopard really well. Now I have an old IBM laptop, an R500, and I'm going to try it as well.
  12. I am running Leopard on this mobo, and it's fantastic. I have a problem with hard disk performance, however, and I was hoping somebody could offer some suggestions. The computer has a pair of 300 MB Seagate 3.5" drives installed. The second drive is used as a backup drive. I use SuperDuper! to clone the boot drive to the second drive, in case my OS tinkering renders the boot drive un-usable. Using XBench, the CPU benchmarks at nearly 200% of average, and memory at 144%. But the Disk Test reports 48% of average. In particular, the Uncached Write speed of 4K blocks creeps along at only 1.16 MB/sec, or 11% of average. I wanted to know if anybody can give me some things to try, such as a kext I might want to re-install or uninstall. All polite suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  13. Excellent idea! I tried this, and so far, it does not work. I get a kernel panic... the first time I've gotten a kernel panic, ever, since starting this project (which shows how fantastic this guide is). Fortunately, the KP only occurs when I resume from sleep, so it's very simple to re-edit rc.wakeup. (i.e., don't be afraid to try this, it won't mess your system up) There is a lot more to experiment with... I may have done this wrong, here's what I did: kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sleep 2 kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext If I do this at the command line, it unloads and re-loads sound. I think I will continue this experimentation, like so: 1) Test it at the command line (unload the driver, sleep the computer, resume, re-load the driver) 2) Try it differently: Instead of unload/reload at wakeup, unload at sleep, and load at wakeup. 3) Post this in the hope that somebody tells me I'm a dummy and I need to invoke these commands differently, or on a different kext, or maybe on an item several folder layers inside the kext.