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About Ranguvar

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  1. Great tip above. Check your BIOS for Wake on Keyboard, Wake on LAN, and other "Wake" options. If none are selected, it's a serious PSU/mobo issue or else a rootkit/hack of some time.
  2. As the title says, Chameleon fails for me when booting a USB Lion installer, my current OSx86 install (Lion), everything but GNU/Linux and Windows. PC-EFI, on the other hand, works perfectly fine. This isn't the end of the world, but I would prefer to use Chameleon, it seems to be more feature-ful and a bit more actively developed. I tried Chameleon with PC-EFI's boot file, but that failed. I have tried Chameleon RC5 revisions from the earliest reported to boot Lion, all the way to current HEAD, to no avail. They all hang, usually right after macx_swapon, after DSDT has arrived, fsck has run, etc. (I once left it on all night to be sure). I found a few other people with this issue back when I was trying to get the Lion installer-on-a-stick to work, back then it would hang right at reaching a line about /var/db/BootCache.playlist being unavailable (I now realize this was unrelated). A few links to them: (Mentioned in description): http://www.kexts.com/view/1555-lion_instal...efi_netkas.html (Read to the end, multiple people claimed PC-EFI fixed the problem): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=263249 I've tried -x and -f, and -cpus=1. Special kexts used and plist info / DSDT should not matter, as I have this issue with a basic Lion installer too (only basic kexts and no DSDT), but I'll include them anyways. Pictures of the Chameleon boot before failing: http://i.imgur.com/PW5pS.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ikefC.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9V95R.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yQEGh.jpg I use a GA-P35-DS3L board with an Intel Core 2 Q6600 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MiB, 6GiB of DDR2 RAM. My boot drive is a 500GiB SATA, but I have a 1.5TiB SATA and 300GiB ATA also installed. Kexts: RT2870USBWirelessDriver, Lnx2Mac's RT81xx driver, AppleACPIPS2Nub, ApplePS2Controller, AppleHDA for RTL888 audio, AppleRTC patch for CMOS reset fix, ACPIMonitor, FakeSMC, IntelCPUMonitor, IntelThermal, JMicron36xATA, JMicron36xSATA, LegacyAppleAHCIPortIntelICHx, NVClockX, SuperIOFamily. org.chameleon.Boot.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Instant Menu</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> <key>GUI</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Boot Banner</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>No</string> <key>Rescan</key> <string>No</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(1,2)</string> <key>Hide Partition</key> <string></string> <key>PCIRootUID</key> <string>1</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> </dict> </plist> smbios.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMbiosvendor</key> <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MP31.88Z.006C.B05.0802291410</string> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>G87421B908S</string> <key>SMfamily</key> <string>MacPro</string> <key>SMboardmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Mac-F4208DC8</string> <!-- <key>SMcputype</key> <string>1281</string> <key>SMexternalclock</key> <string>266</string> <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string>2400</string> --> <key>SMmemtype</key> <string>19</string> <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>533</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_1</key> <string>Crucial Technology</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_2</key> <string>OCZ</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_3</key> <string>Crucial Technology</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_4</key> <string>OCZ</string> <key>SMmempart_1</key> <string>BL12864AA106A.8FE5</string> <key>SMmempart_2</key> <string>OCZ2N800SR2G</string> <key>SMmempart_3</key> <string>BL12864AA106A.8FE5</string> <key>SMmempart_4</key> <string>OCZ2N800SR2G</string> <key>SMmemserial_1</key> <string>8011ADAC</string> <key>SMmemserial_2</key> <string></string> <key>SMmemserial_3</key> <string>7E15139D</string> <key>SMmemserial_4</key> <string></string> </dict> </plist> DSDT in DSL (readable) form: DSDT.zip I'm mostly just curious -- what could casue Chameleon to break yet PC-EFI overcomes it? Is there a special debug mode for Chameleon beyond the -v boot flag? Anything I could patch into the source code to give me more information? Thank you in advance for any help.
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    Can open some AVI files, but not others

    Those other AVIs are either corrupted or are otherwise different. Please run mediainfo on a "no icon" AVI and a working one. Can you just open VLC and then use its menu to open the other AVIs, does that work?
  4. Thanks very much for your work! Especially since you not only made a Linux binary, but also a 64-bit Linux binary Source is always best, but I understand why you don't want to reveal it.
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    Software Piracy

    http://stallman.org/articles/end-war-on-sharing.html Stallman is much better at explaining than I am..
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    Should Apple buy a Linux distro?

    Please do not use outright lies / obviously non-factual information to try and further a debate... 1.) You do not need to recompile the kernel to add a driver. Most kernels nowadays, in fact, have very little driver support in-kernel, and the rest is stored on the disk (typically /lib/modules/$kernver/) as kernel modules ready to be loaded if a device requiring one is detected. Look up 'modprobe'. Linux is technically a hybrid kernel, not truly monolithic. Darwin and Windows NT function in the same manner. This is why I can 'pacman -S nvidia' on my Arch machine and have the NVIDIA blob driver pulled down and installed -- no kernel recompile needed. 2.) You also do not need to recompile the whole kernel to change the DSDT. You could do it that way, but there's an override which is used by those who don't wish to recompile their kernel (most people). The initrd is an image file which contains data essential to boot, and it can be very simply and quickly (automaticallly, even) remade. Here are instructions my distro in particular provides: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DSDT
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    Apple: Form vs. Function

    I doubt he's lying, that's a pretty serious accusation. More likely he's just misinformed. As for the figures, your conclusion still likely holds true, but you have to remember to compare that growth in the PC market to the growth in the console market. One alone means jack.
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    Is leopard a real 64bit OS?

    If it were, yes it would. 64-bit operating systems can run 32-bit apps just fine. The problem is running 32-bit apps that require certain libraries, because those libs must also be available in 32-bit form, but MacOS, Windows, and most GNU/Linux distros handle that gracefully.
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    Fedora Partitioning Help

    ReiserFS isn't unmaintained It's not as well maintained as the kernel hackers would like, but it is maintained. Here's Linus's Gitweb tree doing a history of the fs/resierfs/ folder: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/...eiserfs;hb=HEAD
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    Best Virtualization Option?

  11. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=172474
  12. Please do try this I'm running a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 (the VM detects a 4.3GHz Core 2 Solo), and I can't get the stuttering to go away. Tried the MIDI app, tried lots of different values for es_oso, etc. -- nothing seems even to change the amount of stuttering. In fact, I'll try underclocking my CPU... Thanks very, very much for all you've done!
  13. Okay, I got a problem, if you could please help Error screenshot: http://omploader.org/vMm4xeQ (Basically, "Local APIC version 0x11, 0x14 or more expected") Using VMware Workstation 7.0 _final_, 64-bit, on Arch Linux. Snow Leopard retail DVD, Core 2 Q6600 CPU. Here's my files: VMX: http://pastebin.ca/1645940 vmware.log: http://pastebin.ca/1645948 EDIT: Changed the OS name in the VMX to "darwin10-64", and there way go. Sorry, I suck
  14. ...why? I take it as a compliment when my work is copied around the Internet, personally. If a work is copied, as an exact copy or even a knock-off, it means that the original was appreciated enough to make it worth the while. If your concern is for bad copies, post up some hashes. Anyways, your best bet is just to make sure the main mirror stays up or make your own mirrors then, if you want to keep others from making mirrors...
  15. Heh. Reminds me of www.appleinsider.com, I go there sometimes to debate. Most people there seem to believe that Apple can do no wrong. This forum is decidedly less full of raving, drooling fantards, which is good. Super-crazy fanboys of _anything_ is bad. But also consider that they're just the vocal miniority -- a sad effect often witnessed when there's a small, close-knit community. There's then a widely percieved opinion about that community because the most visible members of it take things to an extreme.