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  1. Ethernet This is a compilation of many of the different ethernet solutions available. It is not exhaustive. If you don't find what you want, search for it. Please do not post questions in this thread looking for a solution that is not listed. Use other threads for that. Please do post other good known ethernet solutions in this thread. I will try to incorporate any posted solutions into the list. Otherwise, users can read the thread for any other solutions. 3Com 3C940/3C940B - Read this (skge.kext) - also, version for 8.8.1 kernel here Broadcom 440x - Old kext, read this Broadcom 57xx - Nisa-it's driver and guide and humanmx's driver and guide D-Link DGE-530T - Read this (skge.kext) - also, version for 8.8.1 kernel here Intel Pro/100 VE - Read this Linksys 100TX - Tulip driver and guide Marvell Yukon 8001 - Read this (skge.kext) - also, version for 8.8.1 kernel here Marvell Yukon 88E8036 - May need to edit AppleYukon.kext (inside IONetworkFamily.kext). If your card is not working, try this . May also work for 88E8021, 22, 35 and others. Marvell Yukon 88E8056 - May need to edit AppleYukon.kext (inside IONetworkFamily.kext). If your card is not working, try this . nForce 3/4 - Use Forcedeth Realtek 8139 - For 8.8.1 kernel (10.4.8) only - Read this Realtek 8169/8168/8110/8111/8100/8101 - Use This or get an installer here Syskonnect SK 9521 V2.0 - Read this (skge.kext) - also, version for 8.8.1 kernel here Via Rhine - Driver and guide or driver and guide
  2. It cannot operate on the partition from which it is booted. So either need to install it to another bootable partition or need to create a live CD/DVD from which to run it -> http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/details6.html Disk Warrior 4 http://www.alsoft.com/ The Essential Mac Disk Utility Everything just disappeared after your Mac went haywire. All your work documents. The music you most enjoy. The movie of your kid's first steps. It's your life and it's gone. Don't panic! DiskWarrior will find your documents, photos, music and any other files when disaster strikes and things go missing. Perhaps you've tried to open a document and all that happens is a color wheel that spins and spins and spins… Or when your Mac starts up, all you get is a blinking question mark… Or you were in the middle of editing a movie and now your external hard disk isn't on the desktop… Or your MP3s won't play... Or every time you look through your photos, your Mac crashes. DiskWarrior gets you back up and running fast! DiskWarrior Repairs Disks No Other Utility Program Can Repair DiskWarrior can find your missing documents and files. Using a patent-pending, award-winning method of rebuilding directories. Just one click finds everything that's missing or broken. With a single click, DiskWarrior finds all salvageable files and folders and builds a new error-free, optimized directory for you to use. You can easily check if your missing documents and items have been recovered. DiskWarrior's preview feature lets you see how your disk will appear after it is repaired, but before any changes are made. You can even compare your disk in its damaged state to its repaired state. DiskWarrior is incredibly safe to use. DiskWarrior verifies your repaired directory to ensure it is error free. It then uses a fail-safe method of replacing the damaged directory to ensure that interruptions such as power outages won't harm your data.
  3. Having worked on this before, my suggestion is to concentrate on running OSX from a USB flash drive. I have seen some 16 GB drives selling for as low as $8 on sale. The DVD is very slow. It cannot be easily updated. Being read-only, it cannot store data/documents that you create or that you download. It requires RAM disks be setup to temporarily store the files that OSX creates in order to run. The flash drive is slow, but faster than the DVD. Since it is seen as a removable hard drive, it is very easily updated. It is read/write and can store data/documents that you create or that you download. It can store the files created by OSX in order to run. Since a flash drive does have limits to the number of times that it can be written, it would be advisable to turn off journalling and to implement RAM disks for those OSX temp files and for the vm files (hmmm...virtual memory in real memory - what a concept ). Typically, we customize OSX to run on the particular PC hardware we own. The previous Live DVD's were based on the modified version of OSX that we installed on our own hardware. This means that the resulting Live DVD probably would not work without modification for other PC's - such as a PC at a library or an internet cafe. But it is difficult to modify the Live DVD to work on other machines or to prepare it to work on a large variety of machines for which you do not know the configuration. Unfortunately, the flash drive method suffers the same problem. But solutions can be implemented more easily when using the read/write flash drive. If someone pursues any of this, I have one suggestion. Build upon the latest Boot-132 method which uses some external files (kernel, kexts, mkexts, etc) to boot a compressed disk image (DMG). modbin and I had already done some work in this area nearly a year ago. The existing Darwin bootloader can already handle this because it has features to support network booting. Network booting is essentially booting a compressed disk image located on a server somewhere on the network. Booting the compressed disk image is much faster. Linux Live DVD's use a compressed file system called Cloop. If you read the Wikipedia article on Cloop you find that the Apple DMG format is compared to Cloop. I would also suggest reading Amit Singh's book for info about netbooting. We successfully booted an OSx86 install DVD in 25-50 seconds using the compressed image. We did have trouble booting an actual compressed image made from OSX which had already been installed. Best of luck.
  4. How To Get Your Nvidia GeForce Video Card Working with QE/CI - maybe Edit: I now have a 7600GS Nvidia card, so I have tried this and it works. I have QE/CI and spanning across two monitors. My device string is 0x039210de and I added this to the GeForce.kext, the NVDAResman.kext and the NVDANV40Hal.kext. None of these had an existing string inside that would handle my device id 0x0392. I placed the three kexts I modified into the Extensions folder along with all of the other GeForce* files. I did not place the other NVDANVxxHal.kext's into the Extensions folder. Then I dropped my Natit kext into the Extensions folder. I used the Natit_Dual_v0.01 found here. I first tried the Natit_Dual_v0.02, but it crashed when I connected the second monitor. After adding all of the files, I repaired permissions and removed the kext caches and rebooted. The following is purely my observation of successful use of Titan and Natit with Nvidia cards. Forum member spanakorizo has worked hard to determine the basic process. I am trying to extend it to other cards and clear up some of the issues. If successful, you should have full resolution and QE/CI. Need: - Nvidia GeForce video card with 256 MB VRAM or less - a version of Titan or Natit kext - device id of your video card - 10.4.8 with new 8.8.1 kernel (newest versions are better for this) .... also .... - Possibly need to delete/move AGPGart if using Natit. - For SSE2, probably need to add OpenGL.framework from Apple Intel 10.4.8 Combo Update Put your device id into these three kexts: - GeForce.kext - NVDAResman.kext - IONDRVSupport.kext Put your device id into one of these kexts depending upon your card: older cards NVDANV10Hal.kext (see note) 4xxx cards NVDANV20Hal.kext (see note) 5xxx cards NVDANV30Hal.kext 6xxx cards NVDANV40Hal.kext 7xxx cards NVDANV40Hal.kext Note : np_ feels that NVDANV10Hal.kext and NVDANV20Hal.kext are "stubs" and will not provide sufficient function to make this work. Try it at your own risk. To accomplish all of this: - Drop your Titan or Natit kext into the /System/Library/Extensions folder. - Edit the kexts and clean up as follows. - Go to Terminal and type: cd /System/Library sudo rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache (-- give password) cd Extensions sudo nano GeForce.kext/Contents/Info.plist (-- edit the entire string <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff ... </string> down to <string>0xNNNN10de</string> where NNNN is your device id) (-- press Control-O to save) (-- press <Enter> to accept file name) (-- press Control-X to exit) (-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDAResman.kext) (-- repeat "sudo nano" commands above for NVDANVxxHal.kext where xx is value of your particular kext from table above) sudo chown -Rf root:wheel GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit* sudo chmod -Rf 755 GeForce* NVDA* Titan* Natit* diskutil repairPermissions / - Then reboot. See whether it works for you. Provide feedback in this thread. If major errors or improvements are found, I will update the above.
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    Leopard Tweaking - Terminal Codes

    In the above commands, try using a number between 0 and 1 like 0.62: sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables' -dict 'CI_NO_BACKGROUND_IMAGE' 0.62 To give the menubar some color: http://www.manytricks.de/fallback/menubartint Or use LeoColorBar to set a new color behind the menubar: http://homepage.mac.com/mdsw/md%20softworks.html To make the menubar and Dock hide when using particular applications: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...070118003804854
  6. A "private" message is a conversation between two or more people. Censoring words in that private conversation is inappropriate. Yes, a case can be made for the situation where one member doesn't know a 2nd member but sends a private message which includes some graphic language. Suggestion - save the private message in the database without censoring it. Allow each member to set a preference for accepting or not accepting graphic language in PM's. If the member has set the preference to not accept the graphic language, then censor the message appropriately before displaying it to him. Otherwise, deliver the message as written.
  7. Background Member modbin created a Live DVD that worked on his system using OSX 10.4.8 and the 8.8.1 kernel. He posted instructions ( Part 1 and Part 2 and Files ). However, not many people tested this nor provided feedback with any problems running a Live DVD on their own systems. Some people just wanted the Live DVD posted. But the Live DVD is based on creating a real OSX installation just like what you want your custom Live DVD to look like. Then the Live DVD is created from that installation. Customizing the Live DVD afterward is not so straightforward. I looked at his instructions and decided that an installer script could be created to perform the same steps. This would save potential users much of the hardship of creating the Live DVD. Instead, the user would create an OSX partition configured to look like his Live DVD. Then he would run the installer and the Live DVD would be created for him. I have worked closely with modbin to make sure the installer follows the instructions that he set forward for creating the Live DVD. Beta Test This is a beta test of both the Live DVD and the installer that makes it. The Live DVD that is produced sometimes works differently on my (Intel) system than it does on modbin's (AMD) system. So, more feedback is needed in order to sort out how to make the Live DVD work with all (or most) systems. What You Do Create a new partition with OSX 10.4.8 and 8.8.1 kernel. Configure it as you would like your Live DVD to be. Make sure it is smaller than the size of a DVD since that is what it must fit on. To install 10.4.8 on your partition, it is best to follow the Pastebin or Paulicat methods. As a minimum, install 10.4.6 or 10.4.7 and get it functioning. Then install the Apple 10.4.8 Combo update. Before reboot, be sure to install the 8.8.1 kernel. And install the Paulicat AppleSMBIOS.kext. After reboot, configure your installation as you would like your Live DVD to be. 10.4.8 and 8.8.1 kernel resources can be found here. Download the Live DVD installer: v1.2 (3/13/2007) - also here. (Previous installer: v1.1 (3/10/2007)) (Previous installer: v1.0 (2/27/2007)) Run the installer, you will choose a folder to save the Live DVD ISO in. NOTE: The ISO must not be saved on the same partition as your Live DVD OSX installation. This is because the installer uses the Disk Utility Restore function which will try to save the ISO into the ISO and it just won't fit. Besides this being a circular problem. You must save the ISO on a different partition from the Live DVD OSX installation. The different partititon should be an OSX (HFS+) partition for best results. After choosing the folder, you are warned that the next 2 operations will be taking up to 10 minutes to perform. You should be patient for this. During this time, a blank ISO image is being created. And the OSX installation is being copied (restored) to the ISO image. Following those 2 lengthy operations, some files are rearranged and permissions are repaired. When the installer is done, it will open the Live DVD folder and show you the finished Live DVD ISO (DMG). Burn the ISO (DMG) to a DVD. Simplest way is to open Disk Utility and click on the Burn icon in the toolbar. Select the Live DVD ISO and insert a blank DVD. Click Burn. Boot the burned Live DVD. The first step is to press "any key" to start the Live DVD. Otherwise, the countdown will finish and your active partition will boot instead. The next step is to type in a size for a RAM disk. Minimum size is 30 (MB). If you have 1 GB of RAM, try 60 and if you have 2 GB of RAM, try 120. Watch the verbose messages for errors during boot. Unfortunately, booting is rather slow. If you get booted to the Desktop, try out various features of your Live DVD. The first time you access something after boot, it will be slow. The second and subsequent times will be faster. Report any errors/problems encountered during install, during boot or after reaching the Desktop. Installer Known Problems The progress bars may disappear prematurely. This will not affect the performance of the installer, it will just leave you with reduced feedback. In the worst case and all progress bars fail, you will know that the installer is done when it shows you the finished Live DVD ISO. The whole Phase 2 process should take 10-15 minutes depending upon your computer. The progress bars are displayed using a program called CocoaDialog. This is recommended by many developers including Apple. I have found it to be rather finicky and will throw up errors at random times. Running it 10 times in a row, it may break 3 times under the same conditions. Unfortunately, short of learning Cocoa, this is the best available solution.
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    What is vp1 and Deviant Disk Utility ?

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    10.4.8 Live DVD and Installer Beta Test

    The iso (dmg) created by the installer can be mounted read/write. If you want the Live DVD to have a kextcache with a certain set of extensions, just put those extensions into the Extensions folder on the partition you use to create the Live DVD from. When the installer creates the kextcache for the Live DVD, your extensions will be included. If making OSX compatible with most Hackintoshes was as simple as providing a range of vendor/device id's in the various kexts, we would have OSX install DVD's that install a version of OSX that works out of the box with most Hackintoshes. But it hasn't been that simple. When the Hackintosh community develops a set of kexts that allow OSX to work with most machines without further modification, those kexts can be included in a general purpose Live DVD. Targeting reduced functionality (such as VESA-only video) to increase compatibility does make the task easier. I will be posting version 1.1 of the installer that creates a Live DVD with a faster boot time than the current 1.0 installer.
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    10.4.8 Live DVD and Installer Beta Test

    An attempt is made to make the kextcache compatible with most PC's. The kextcache in a normal OSX installation only contains info from the kexts actually used by that installation. The kextcache placed on the Live DVD is built by the installer for the Live DVD by using all of the i386-capable kexts found in the OSX installation. In addition, during the first phase of the installation, one of the kexts that is inserted is the IOATAFamily.kext taken from one of the OSX install DVD's. Unfortunately, most Hackintoshes require a lot of tweaking to get them to work with OSX. Until someone creates ultimate kexts that can be dropped into an installation to enable audio, video, disk access, etc without any further tweaking, the Live DVD will suffer the same problems when tested on different systems.
  11. I talked to this guy in PM and he isn't willing to do the work. He wants it handed to him on a silver platter. I pointed him to links in my signature on how to deal with Vendor/Device ID's and plists, Wireless and Cardbus/PC Card/PCMCIA. First you have to be sure that the PC Card slot controller has the correct driver. His vendor/device id for his TI controller is 104C:8031. If you go to the Misc link in my signature and read the Cardbus section, the second patch there refers to that vendor/device. The kext for the controller probably needs to be replaced. Once the Cardbus is working, then you can concentrate on getting the wireless card working 168C:0013. It looks to me that his Info.plist already has that vendor/device combo in it. Since he is running 10.4.7, I'm not so sure he should be incorporating any 10.4.8 kexts. In most of the instructions I've seen here, you are forgetting to rebuild the kext database. Be sure to delete the Extensions.mkext and Extensions.kextcache so that a new database is built with the changed kexts.
  12. It installs two Quicktime components: QuickTime.framework QuickTimeStreaming.component I have not yet installed the update, but I see nothing in it to cause problems for Intel or AMD - SSE2 or SSE3. If you are worried, back up your existing components in: /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework -- and -- /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeStreaming.component
  13. TED: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23813
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    Boot Menu

    Acronis gives pretty icons but is slow and can sometimes corrupt itself. Acronis provides a feature for a repair CD. Make sure you make one and store it somewhere.
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    Using Purchased copy of OS X

    The only OSX DVD sold by Apple is compatible with PPC Macs and won't work with PC's. Even Restore DVD's from Intel Macs would require extensive patching to make them work. Many of the patches would need to be obtained from existing patched DVD's. So, your only recourse is to find a patched DVD if you want to install OSX on a PC.
  16. What packages did you select in Customize during installation? http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...ost&id=4499
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    How to change Darwin boot order

    The Darwin bootloader defaults to the active partition as the one to boot. So, as long as the Vista partition is active, Darwin will default to booting it. It is hardwired in the code of the bootloader. You would have to rewrite the code, recompile it and install it to get a different behavior. There is no config file to modify. When OSX was on a different drive, I bet it was the active partition for that drive (each drive has its own active partition).
  18. From a Google search, the error means you have maxed out the number of processes that can be spawned. Which means you may have something running away and creating processes that you don't need. First simple suggested fix is to delete these two files and reboot: /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices.6B.csstore ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist Second suggestion is to turn off Windows sharing (if you have it on) and reboot. Third suggestion was if you need Windows sharing, then edit a Samba file. In the file, you find the line "/usr/sbin/smbd" and then after that, add a new line with "-F". Read about "The Fix": http://www.macwindows.com/OSXServer.html#608
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    What packages did you choose in the Customize window during installation?
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    Terminal Server for OSX?

  21. Azureus can automatically download a torrent file from an RSS feed. Azureus then automatically downloads the file. If Azureus puts that file into a particular folder in OSX, then a Folder Action can trigger an Applescript or Automator action to Convert the video for iPod using some conversion program. Then the action can import the video into iTunes and sync it with your iPod. The Azureus part is detailed here: http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/23/how-to-...-automatically/ Use Google to find a TV torrent site that has an RSS feed - most do. Here is info on Folder Actions: http://www.apple.com/applescript/folderactions/ I assume you have a favorite program to convert video for your iPod. An article: http://www.hackaday.com/2005/10/19/how-to-...-for-your-ipod/
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    Help with bootcache problem

    Be sure to select both the Combo update and the SSE2.
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    adding ppf to your dvd -- how?

    To apply the PPF, download PPF-O-Matic (Google it). It comes in Windows, Java and OSX flavors. However, the OSX version is prone to crashing so the Windows version is recommended. Run the program and point it to your ISO file and to your PPF file and it will modify the ISO file with the PPF information. You then burn the modified ISO to DVD. For safety, you might want to make a copy of the unpatched ISO file first.
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    Easy Update to 10.4.8

    Put a hyphen somewhere in the rapidshare.com part of the URL and tell the user to remove it before use. I have reported the increased security for PM's and it is being looked at.
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    Boot up problem! Help!

    Instead of typing "-x" to start in safe mode, type "cpus=1"