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  1. So I’m sure this is the wrong place to post this — I’m using a real Mac (just with some non-Apple hardware), I have a valid ID for signing packages, and it seems to be more of a development related thing in general, but I don’t know where else to put this. Anyway, it doesn’t feel great to disable System Integrity Protection for good just because I’m using an ExpressCard USB 3 adapter on my MacBook Pro, or even just for kexts, so I was wondering if this is just the wrong approach entirely: SIP and GateKeeper work by verifying the code signature of a bundle. If the code signature is signed or cross-signed by Apple and otherwise is valid (or if there is no signature), the system doesn’t {censored}. If the signature is there, but isn’t signed by Apple it {censored} but not very loudly. And if there is an invalid signature, the system {censored} VERY loudly. So my thought is that instead of whitelisting or disabling signature verification, why can’t I whitelist my own certificate and sign things I install? This is how I sideload open source apps to my iOS device, but it works because a developer can sideload apps they sign. But can’t I add a different key to the valid list? Where is it? Surely someone else thought of this a while ago, so why isn’t it a thing?
  2. CyBrian

    Non-Apple graphics cards in real Mac Pro?

    I'm pretty sure that Apple cards use a standard PCI-e connection, you just need pigtails that go to a smaller, separate connection on the motherboard. I bought a couple on eBay for like $5, though. I can't say for sure if the official cards do, though, because the GT 120 doesn't need any extra power.
  3. So, I have a 2009 Nehalem Mac Pro. (Quad core 2.66 GHz with hyper threading). It's got the stock GeForce GT 120, which isn't all that good by any means. What would I need to do for a graphics card that I buy from, say, Newegg to work on here?
  4. Okay, so I'm heavily intoxicated here. Please pardon if I'm making an ass of myself. But I was thinking, I have 8 GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro, 6 GB in my Mac Pro, and 32 GB in my Xserve. I very, very rarely use anywhere near all that. In fact, I very, very rarely deal with much more than all that every day. Is there any way to have a RAMdisk, so my first boot copies everything from a hard drive partition to a RAM disk and shutdown dumps it to an image or something? I'm just thinking, solid state disks are really fast, RAM is faster, SSD's are expensive, and I already have RAM. Is there any way to do something like this? Maybe using a hypervisor?
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    Random network issues

    So, lately my Hackintosh has been randomly just stalling in terms of networking, and it seems the only fix is a hard reset. For whatever reason, networking in general locks up, and sometimes programs do, too. I've been using it mainly as a headless seedbox/server, and I thought it was Transmission doing it, but after switching to rTorrent and having no luck I can safely rule Transmission out. I still don't know what's the problem, though. Specs: Intel DG965WH motherboard with Pentium D CPU (I forget what model, but I doubt it matters. It's 3.1 GHz, though) 4 GB DDR2 800 2x200 GB internal SATA drives 1x250 GB internal SATA drive 1x1 TB external USB drive Mac OS X 10.5.8 with latest updates and 9.7.0 voodoo kernel If there's any information I can provide that would help then let me know. I'm kinda sick of it just going dead...
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    Wireless Keybpard + Mouse

    I don't know the price in pounds, and I know it's a little on the expensive side in US dollars, but the Logitech diNovo Mac Edition is a great wireless keyboard with the exact same layout as the official aluminum wired one with the number pad. As for a nice mouse, I am a fan of the official Mighty Mouse, since its scroll ball is very useful to me, but if you want a nice Mac-oriented mouse that also has nice horizontal scrolling support, check out the Targus forMac mouse line.
  7. Just to warn you, for all I know this could not affect anyone else in the entire world. (I've never seen this problem on these forums. However, I do NOT frequent these forums and thus haven't seen MOST things here) However, I have two machines each with TOTALLY DIFFERENT SPECS (The ONLY thing they have in common is they're both not Vanilla, are both Intel boxes, and both have (different) GeForce cards). Upon boot, they have a classic-style mouse pointer until you change the resolution once. A quick and easy fix as one can easily imagine is to change the monitor resolution once and then change it back to whichever you need. This quickly gets annoying, however, even with the Displays menu bar item. (Besides, it takes up room in my menu bar and I only use it once per boot.) THUS: I have written a simple AppleScript using cscreen (command-line screen-mode-manipulation binary, no longer maintained and the author's site is gone. For all I know it may not even be a universal binary, but it works and it works fast so I'm happy.) which will save what resolution you currently are set to, set your resolution to 800x600 (if for some odd reason 800x600 doesn't show up in your Display section in System Preferences, you HAVE to open this up in Script Editor and edit the resolution in there to one that you do have AND don't boot with.) and set it back to the original one. This fixes the mouse cursor bug fast and easy. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE: Simply download and unzip switchres.zip and then drag it into Login Items in the Accounts section of System Preferences. It will look something like this: To test it out, do the obvious: reboot. It should quickly switch resolutions to and from 800x600 and then you'll have your shadowed mouse pointer.
  8. I've been saving up for an Apple Macbook Pro for a while, but since I'm just a student without a steady job it has been very tough (I currently have about $450 saved up, which is very far from the $1700 price of a refurbished low-end Macbook Pro). Anyway, my question is this: should I buy a Macbook instead when I have the money (which will be pretty soon because I have a full-time job now) or should I keep saving for a Macbook Pro? the main reason I'd want a Macbook Pro is because of the extra graphics power and bigger screen (not to mention it looks a lot nicer)—I find my 1280x1024 and 1440x900 monitors somewhat cramped (it feels like I'm working inside a small box) and so 1280x800 has got to be a b*tch. Also, I do graphic design in Photoshop etc. (and CS4 is going to be GPU-accelerated) and I do recording etc from my 16 channel firewire mixer. Would you people say that the Macbook would suit me anyway despite its lower performance and smaller screen? Or would I best wait for a Macbook Pro? (The Macbook that I'd buy is $1099 refurbished, because I need a Superdrive)
  9. I have a rackmount computer in my closet running Windows XP that I use for recording (I've got a firewire audio I/O on top and an EQ and power amp also on the rack, as well. It's essentially my recording studio.) It has two 200 GB hard drives, one blank, and I wanted to use that blank one to try OS X and Logic 8 on it. My question is, what do I need to do in order to be able to have a full vanilla install (using the modified BOOT-132 featured on the front page)? Its specs are: 2x 200 GB SATA Seagate hard drives Sony PATA DVD±RW drive 2x 1 GB RAM (for a total of 2GB dual channel)—I'm not 100% positive on this; I think I may have only put one RAM card in (thus it would only have 1 GB single channel) but if this is the case, I doubt it would make a difference and I know it wouldn't be hard or expensive to add another gig. Intel BOXDG965WHMKR LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard GeForce 6200LE (this is an audio workstation so there's no need for any fancy graphics cards) Pentium D CPU—I'm not sure the model number but from what I remember it was the highest end of the Pentium D line. Anyway, what, if anything, would I need to upgrade to run OS X from a vanilla install, using original unmodified install discs? I want to have a computer that, unless Apple decides to create an update that breaks hackintosh support, will theoretically not have any problems related from it not being a real Mac. I tried booting from a Leopard install disc once (not an original one—I think leo4all but I'm not positive; it was a while ago) and it got "Still waiting for root device". I'm told that it means I need to buy an adapter to put the DVD drive on SATA since newer motherboards have very substandard PATA support. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822998001 would that do? Also, do I need to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo or Pentium Dual Core CPU to do a vanilla install? Lastly, does the modified BOOT-132 only affect the install process? Meaning if the system supports a vanilla install, it would be worth it to skip the BOOT-132 and downloading looking on my..erm...bookshelf... under stuff for a retail disk and just using my Leo4all V2 disc? I have a lot of experience with hackintosh systems and know a lot about how to troubleshoot problems, etc, but I'm not very knowledgeable about general hardware support, and know next to nothing about vanilla installs. Thanks!
  10. CyBrian

    Your fail of the day

    The day MUST have been hard, or else you would've had trouble jerking off.
  11. She's My Ride Home - Blue October
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    Confirmation of MacBook Air?

    I just love the little "lol" in there xD
  13. Hit F8 right before the Apple logo shows and you'll get to the Boot Options screen. Type -v in there and hit enter. From what I understand, if you boot in verbose mode it will show panics' full text. I could very well be wrong, though.
  14. Boot Camp IS restarting the computer and dual booting. I don't see why people want to try and get it working because it really is just dual booting in a more stylish way