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About brokenjack

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  1. Updated to 10.6.4 and lived to tell about it at the bottom of the first post
  2. My built in ethernet adapter works fine. I had bonjour working for a while, but then it stopped for some weird reason. I'm not too knowledgeable on network stuff, so time permitting I will hunt down the issue. Linux is great. I actually don't boot into the mac partition as much as I use to. I really only use it for Final cut pro and adobe stuff, but since I'm an open source multimedia advocate, I try to use GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Audacity as much as I can. Unfortunately I'm a professional editor, and have to use proprietary applications at work to mesh with my clients. I noticed you are going with an nVidia card. In hindsight I wish I had done the same thing since Linux plays a bit nicer with that. Let me know how it goes.
  3. No problem. That's why I posted it. I was a complete noob to all of this a few months ago. I felt it a good idea to document this not only for others, but also myself in case I forgot what I did. I'm no where near BlackOsx or Digital Dreamer's ability, but figured I'd come at it from a noob point of view.
  4. Yep I made the switch 4 years ago after apple started using intel chips. I use to bash Macs for reasons I can't understand now.
  5. Lifehacker guide I think I updated to f7e? can't really remember, but I don't think it was the bleeding edge latest release. Case looks cool(literally). You going with water cooling?
  6. Are you talking about a CD? All of the extra files and info you need are in the first post if you're following lifehackers guide. The lifehacker guide tells you where to download the bootloader files and how to setup your thumbdrive to boot from. Then replace the extra folder from Cybex.
  7. Disregard the previous post. I got it working. I removed everything blackosx said and I am using the ifconfig method. It didn't work because I had unplugged the ethernet cable from my system and re-attached it to (en1). I installed ifconfig to (en0). Got it sorted out, and it works so far. Thanks blackosx and sonotone! I'm still learnin. Thanks for your patience.
  8. Removed RealtekR1000SL.kext (dragged it to the trash) Removed IONetworkingFamily.kext from Cybex Extra folder (dragged that to the trash) Removed Bonjour64 folder in /Library/Startupitems (dragged that to the trash) Removed ifconfig (sudo rm /usr/local/bin/ifconfig) rebooted internet still works Re-installed Realtek1000SL.kext with weaksauce installer Rebooted internet still works No bonjour Removed it again Rebooted internet still works Installed ifconfig with soonotone's installer rebooted internet still works no bonjour Am I suppose to update boot caches. I'm not really sure what that means and I noticed the option when trying to install with DD's script the few times I tried getting my hack up and running before trying the lifehacker method. There were some different options and didn't know which to choose. Is this a necessary step in my case? If so, I would love to know the what where's and why's of updating the boot cache. Does it have anything to do with Extensions.mkext? Also do I need to repair permissions after that? Weird thing is I seem to be able to connect to my wife's PC but not my imac. See below Thanks
  9. Thanks for the reply Is the undo method simply dragging the Bit Shoveler kext and the IONetworkingFamily.kext to the trash? Is there an uninstall method for ifconfig?
  10. I think I've made a super mess of things. I'm trying to sort out the bonjour issue. I started out with IONetworkingFamily.kext in my Extra/AdditionalExtensions folder which has the RealtekR1000.kext inside the Contents/Plugins folder of the IONetworkingFamily.kext Bonjour didn't work, so I ran weaksauce's installer, and now I have RealtekR1000SL.kext in the S/L/E folder That didn't work so I ran the ifconfig installer. I wasn't sure how to properly remove the RealtekR1000.kext. So I just left it in there. Now I know there are several things going on so I expected bonjour not to work. Can anyone help me, or is it safe to assume that since I'm a noob, that I shouldn't have bothered messing with trying to get this to work in the first place? My internet works fine, I'm typing this on the Hack now. Is this because the system is still using the IONetworkingFamily.kext in the extra folder, and thus all subsequent fixes had no effect? Everything else seems to be running fine except sleep which I can live without. I'm running 10.6.2 on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 My original post outlining my build is here Thanks in advance for any branches thrown my way to pull me out of the quicksand.
  11. How hard was it to let it go? Did you like OS X? I think there is some debate about 64bit, but I would assume FCP would run faster. I have no idea. Check out this link
  12. You could probably overclock a 920 to 3.2 pretty easily and save yourself a wad of cash. I built a core i7 920 to run Vid Editing stuff, and it works great. The only issues I have are: Networking with other computers (but I do have internet) Running 64 bit(which doesn't seem to be what real Macs are running anyway...maybe the newest ones) Here's my orginal post when I got started
  13. I'm not sure about the 9800GTX+ but I'm running my Hack with an ATI 4870 1 GB with 10.6.2 and It runs great. My post with my specs is here
  14. Go into dashboard and add another widget to the desktop. If you see a watery ripple effect, I think you're good to go.