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  1. Torrents not working in Leopard

    I don't think you are doing anything wrong - there seem to be problems with Leopard and networking. See if this helps: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5645043
  2. I am considering using Leopard Server as my main desktop, primarily so I can get easy access to new wiki/blog/whatever server, AFP share management, and other few goodies. I also hope to use ZFS as soon as possible, and I assume may be better supported on server as far as management tools. Are there any drawbacks to using Server as regular desktop? Does any software refuse to run on it? Is the server missing anything that desktop has? Also, this would be done on a hackintosh. I assume I can probably use existing Leo Retail disc patch to modify original Server disc for hackintosh installation. The bigger question is, do OSX system updates happen independently for server and desktop? That is, when Apple releases 10.5.1, do they release same content for both? Cause if they are out of sync, it would be a pain to maintain the server without support that exists in the x86 community for desktop. Thanks.
  3. What CPUs are iMacs using? T7700 or E6600? Anyone know if it is possible to drop in a quad core replacement?
  4. The main thing to remember about parental controls is that they simply stop finder from launching those applications - they do not stop launching from terminal prompt or other means.
  5. Recover root password on OS X 10.4.8

    There may be other ways, but this is what I know: - boot into single mode. hold command-s at startup (I think that's how it works on real macs, I only have a hackintosh). You will have the command line with root privileges. - you want to create a new admin user, from there it is easy to accomplish other things, like give yourself admin rights, by logging in as that user, and using the GUI. To create a new user from the command line, use one of these: http://mikesalsbury.com/mambo/content/view/130/2/ or http://www.mcelhearn.com/article.php?story=2004110211244242 Disclaimer: I haven't tried either of these methods. Alternatively, if you know which account has admin privileges, you can just reset their password by booting into single user mode and typing: passwd <username> and it will prompt you for new password for that user.
  6. Login Items that won't give up

    The easiest way to figure out what was installed is to look at /Library/Receipts folder - it will probably have something like Tangerine.pkg that you can open with Pacifist. This will give you a hint about other files that may have been installed and need to be removed to delete it completely. There are a few methods of getting something to run at boot or login on OSX. Start by reading here: http://developer.apple.com/macosx/launchd.html Also, you may find this utility handy: http://lingon.sourceforge.net/
  7. Trouble mounting EXT3 volume

    OS X can only read/write from HFS, HFS+, UFS (this is what "Unix File System" in Disk Utility refers to - not ext2/3 that is common on Linux) and FAT. It can read NTFS. Your only hope is eventually getting support for ext2/3 through MacFUSE.
  8. For apps that have no installer, you can just drag them to trash, or use AppZapper to help you find associated preference and such files. Those are easy. There are apps that dig deeper into your system, installing codecs of frameworks or such in /Library or ~/Library. Those apps usually use package installation procedure, ask you to authenticate as administrator during installation, and leave receipt in /Library/Receipts. You can open this receipt with a tool like Pacifist and see what files they installed, and delete them by hand. In addition, I use locate command to search for app name and see if there is any extra junk left around. Have to be a bit careful with those and make sure that same files are not used by another application - for example, Apple apps may share some files in your /Library. But for 3rd party apps, you can usually just delete those files and not affect anything else. In general, apps leave stuff in: /Applications - obviously /User/*/Library/... there can be a bunch of {censored}, from preferences to caches to whatever else. locate command is your best bet. /Library or ~/Library often contain stuff in: Application Support - generally a folder for application or family of applications QuickTime for quicktime codecs Frameworks (for example, Stuffit.framework) Documentation Contextual Menu Items (iView Media Pro, Stuffit...) items here show up on right-click and need to be removed to stop showing up. Audio for Audio Unit plugins and other stuff So, it pays to become familiar with layout of Library directories, and while it is unfortunate that Apple doesn't have an uninstaller, in practice this doesn't cause problems, except for stuff in Library/Contextual Menu Items, which you can remove by hand. Often, when I am unsure if something is needed, I create disabled subdirectory, such as /Library/Contextual Menu Items/disabled and move stuff there semi-permanently. I can think of one example when an app pollutes the system - InterMapper installs a daemon and items in /bin something else, but because they use package installer, it was trivial to find those things by opening receipt in Pacifist.
  9. You can partition with GUID on a hackintosh, no problem. The problem is that you can't boot from GUID partitioned drives, because PC BIOS doesn't know how to start the boot process from those kinds of drives. It is possible to create a hybrid GUID/MBR drive that breaks both standards, but works in practice (that is, allows booting, and shows as GUID in Disk Utility). I did that while trying to set up my hackintosh for sotware RAID 1 (which requires GUID) on boot drive. How did you format this drive, and is this the drive set up in your bios as boot disk?
  10. Asus EAX1600 silent (0x71c0)

    I don't know if anyone got it to work. There has been mention of this card in other threads, I think in the monster original borisbadenov thread, if you can find it. One way to search this site (because built-in search sucks), is with google by adding site:forum.insanelymac.com to your query. If you are using Natit, there should be no need to modify kexts at all if you are using 71c0 card. Try using original apple ATI kexts - at least in 10.4.8, my machine is working with all original, unmodified files from 10.4.8 cumulative update, except for mach_kernel, AppleSMBIOS.kext and AppleHDA.kext, plus Natit.kext and ALCInject.kext (for sound). Everything else completely stock, including video drivers and OpenGL.
  11. A very minor suggestion... instead of mv /kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel chmod 644 /mach_kernel chown root:wheel /mach_kernel put chmod 644 /kernel/mach_kernel chown root:wheel /kernel/mach_kernel mv /kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel This way, should system crash right after mv command, kernel will still have correct attributes. Not that this is very likely, but just as a matter of principle
  12. Asus EAX1600 silent (0x71c0)

    There are 2 versions of this card... Everyone who says it is working no problem has this version: http://www.theinquirer.net/images/articles/as16002.jpg Notice how DVI port is at bottom (side closer to motherboard), and VGA on top. The card that nobody's been able to get to work yet is the one pictured in first post of this thread, and it has VGA on bottom, DVI on top. For those of us who have the good version, it works simply by having completely unmodified 10.4.8 original Apple drivers plus Natit.kext. I would eBay the card if I were you and get something that works out of the box. BTW, my card is the "good" version, and it is also 71c0.
  13. Bootable RAID 1

    I'm just fumbling around. I don't have any real understanding of how OS X detects and mounts a RAID startup drive. I learned a lot from these links about Apple RAID and boot process in general: http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2006/tn2166.html http://www.afp548.com/article.php?story=AppleRAID2-in-Depth http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=32777 If there is one person who could solve this, it is goodtime. He has the chops, but I don't know if he's got time or inclination.
  14. F8 Strangitude

    It works for me every time if I press and keep holding f8 before darwin bootloader kicks in (I've done it perhaps 20 times yesterday). If I can press and hold it within a second of the screen blanking out and before "loading darwin" appears, it seems fine. I can't press f8 too soon, because my mobo also uses that as boot drive selector. The key is to hold the key down throughout the boot process, as at some point bootloader will check if it is down, rather then repeatedly pressing the key, since bootloader doesn't read key presses unless it is down at the moment it checks for it.
  15. Bootable RAID 1

    This is what I did so far, and I would appreciate any suggestions about possible further steps: I formatted two drives as GPT (one internal and one USB) and made a 5G mirror raid on them, from a third drive that has 10.4.8 installed. I then installed JaS 10.4.8 on the mirror. BIOS wouldn't boot from either of the drives with mirrored partitions, not surprisingly since they are GPT. I modified MBR on those partitions to expose GPT partition that was mirrored. Still no boot, and I haven't bothered with startupdisktool yet. Instead, I figured I'd start boot from the drive that currently has 10.4.8, and use rd=diskX option. When doing rd=disk2 (the RAID drive), I get a kernel panic. When using rd=disk1s2 (one of the mirrored partitions), the system boots, but it doesn't see raid properly. There is message during boot that says: AppleRAID - restarting set, AppleRAID - terminating set. Disk utility thinks raid is damaged and shows both raid partitions to be offline. OS X is confused about the fact that it is booted from a broken raid - this partition is mounted as /Volumes/Untitled, while the label in finder is showing "Mirror" (which is what I named the mirror raid).
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