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  1. [SOLVED] Hide USB Wireless Utility

    I myself have a Hawking HWUG1 usb wireless device! (with RT73 chipset) (you said RT71 so your drivers are probably different than mine) However for me the usb wireless utility is neccessary for my internet to work. My internal wifi device there are no drivers for yet... So I just plug in my hawking into one of my usb ports and it works great... the usb wifi utility automatically runs when I start up my computer with it plugged in... or when I plug it in... It's what is necessary for my device to connect to the internet! It works well! I don't know why you would want to delete it? here's an image: Do you have the same app? There is no close button on it, but if you press the command key(alt on a pc ) and h it hides the window! is that what you want? I used to just minimize it but it takes up space on my dock so I like to just hide it instead, clicking on the ralink icon from the dock will bring it up, without having to leave that window taking space on the dock If you mean that that software doesn't work for you and found one that does and want to remove it from your mac, well uninstalling app's isn't quite as quick as on windows/linux there is usually no uninstaller, and you have to manually delete the .app from your applications folder or wherever its located... there are also extra files left in your system directories that although you don't have to delete, no point in having useless stuff on your pc taking up space (although its usually not that much) here's a guide for uninstall apps on mac... http://guides.macrumors.com/Uninstalling_A...ons_in_Mac_OS_X Hope I helped...
  2. GMA X4500

    Negativity, negativity, negativity. Why must people be so closed minded? In case you haven't noticed, Apple is not the only entity on the planet that makes device drivers! I think most mac people are just plain spoiled. You get all the drivers handed to you on a silver platter! So if some certain driver for some certain device does not exist yet, some people just immediately jump and say "Its never going to happen, not in a million years" Never say never! A team of developers? Who says it requires a team? All it takes is 1 person. Its pretty difficult to believe that not 1 person in the entire world, is interested in making this driver for mac. If you believed that not a single person is interested, you were wrong! I am that person, and I am going to attempt to develop this driver, for the GMA 4500M! device id: 0x2a24 vendor id: 0x8086 (Intel of course) However there's one thing that will help out a lot in speeding this up. I need your help, but you don't have to know how to code to help me out. Can anyone on find me a source code for a video device driver for mac? If someone could find that for me, when and if I'm successful I will post it up here on this forum free for anyone to download! I know its a hard thing to find, since mac people that have real macs never have to make them, unless they work for Apple. But it would be more appreciated then your euro's or whatever currency you use. As it would help in the process... I always stay positive no matter what happens. I dislike when people are negative! As a wiseman once said, positivelyness is next to Godliness! I want to thank you though Hurt, for being so negative (although I hate it). It makes me more positive!! Maybe without your comment I would've never attempted this... There will soon be a day when all of us GMA 4500m owners can rejoice in the clouds , champagne will fall from the heavens, children will be dancing in the street, and you WILL have hardware accelerated graphics for your "Mac" http://developer.apple.com/documentation/P...ntro/intro.html
  3. Logic Pro 8 with an unsopported card?

    Yes.. I too have the same exact problem... The logic installer says I have 0 of the recommended 64M VRAM I was able to forcefully install Logic Studio 8 by using pacifist. However there is a problem... Logic itself doesn't do a check whether you have at least 64M VRAM, but it does not run properly... I wonder if it's because of the lack of a video card driver(kext) for my Intel GMA 4500M, or like Ztardust said, is it because of QE and CI are not enabled? Logic loads up fine and I can create a new project, but added a midi clip and drawing some notes and trying to play them results in no sound output... Even though I have my sound working with VoodoHDA. I suppose I have to change the preferences, and select an audio output... However, when I try to goto the preferences either through the button, the menu, or the keyboard shortcut the program freezes and the window never pops up... I have to forcefully quit logic to fix it. One time I have actually gotten the preferences window to show up, but I couldn't click anything as like I said logic freezes. Is this because of a lack of a driver? or lack of QE? take a look at this image: As you can see Core Image (CI) says: Software... Does that mean its enabled (with software acceleration only, no hardware acceleration) or is that not what it supposed to say. QuartzGL is enabled... but Quartz Extreme says its not supported... Is there some hack I can do to get logic working good without needing a driver? Like maybe take a GMA 950 driver and patch in my device id ? How would I do that? Or somehow change the preferences manually to configure the audio device? Maybe since I didn't use the logic installer because I couldn't get past that part, and used pacifist instead. It did not install properly and thats why it doesn't work? What can I do? I really need logic to work... I'm a music producer and this has put a wall up in my process... My logic looks like this right now... I hit play before taking the screenshot, yet I wasn't hearing anything from logic. Also on the left side, things are crossed out, and the bars don't go up! Thanks for your help.
  4. Thanks for your response... by home do you mean the root? EDIT: actually I think my home folder is just called root for some reason... in home/Library/Preferences There are two files that have the Logic keyword in them: "com.apple.logic.pro.plist" and "com.apple.logic.pro.cs" could one of those be it? in /Library/Preferences of my drive "leo" which is what has osx installed, there is far less files, and no sign of logic at all... Does pacifist not install everything that a normal installer would?
  5. Hello. I have successfully installed OSx86 (iDeneb 10.5.5) on my system (Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919) I have gotten the sound working (Using the VoodoHDA driver), and my usb ports working, and finally my internet working with a Hawking HWUG1 usb wireless device... I originally attempted to install Logic using the Logic installer, however it said I have 0 of the recommended 64M VRAM and refused to let me install it... here's a LSPCI output just so you know my system: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) 00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07) 00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03) 00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03) 00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03) 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03) 00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03) 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03) 02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01) My graphics device is a: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Which is the same as an Intel GMA 4500M I have been told that it's unsupported! Why is that? If there are drivers for similar devices like Intel GMA 950 why wouldn't there be one for 4500M? Isn't there a possible way to get a similar driver working, by patching in the vendor id, and device id into the kext? I thought I heard of something like that but can't find the link... Using pacifist, I was able to force Logic Studio to install anyway... However since I have no driver for my integrated graphics card (which is all I have)... Logic doesn't run properly... It itself doesn't check for the requirements to be met (like the installer did) but it doesn't run correctly, and certain things screw it up... For example, I cannot open any of the preferences in it! It will not show them then the program screws up and I have to close it and reopen it... I have tried created a midi clip and trying to use a piano instrument and drawing some notes onto the clip trying to get some sound to come out of Logic. My sound works great as I am listening to iTunes right now. It's just I think since I'm using VoodoHDA, I have to configure the audio output first before being able to use Logic. Since I can't get into the preferences to change that, I was thinking there must be some way of manually changing the preferences. There's gotta be a file somewhere that can be edited or something... So how can I manually change the settings for the audio output and how do I change the settings so my audio device is recognized in Logic? Someone that has a working Logic, could you please find where Logic stores it's audio output settings and say where and how to configure it? This is what my Logic looks like at the moment: Why are those EXS24, Chan EQ, and Limiter things crossed off? and at the bottom it says "No In", "No Out".. I think that's my problem why I can't hear anything from logic... I need to manually configure the settings, then maybe I can use logic somewhat as long as I don't hit the preferences button I should be fine... Thanks for your help.
  6. I'm not sure what causes this either... I had the same exact issue! I too am using the iDeneb release. I am currently posting this from 10.5.5! I tried upgrading to 10.5.7 using the combo update, and my system did the same exact thing your talking about, on boot it hangs at the apple logo and the thing spins forever. No error or anything, when booting with -v as you said I get stuck at those same lines too. Nothing seems to happen after that. I even used the DSDT patcher (gui version) because I read somewhere that it was necessary. However strangely the DSDT patcher screwed up my windows partition, I could no longer boot windows, or a windows install disc for that matter. For some reason it would blue screen!! That freaked me out for a short while, since I could no longer boot to windows or mac os... Luckily the 10.5.5 iDeneb install disc booted up like before, and I was able delete the dsdt.aml file someone instructed me to delete, and windows once again booted. I'm not sure how that file would effect the windows side of things at all, but thats just what I've experienced. So after that I just said screw it and erased the partition and went back to a fresh iDeneb 10.5.5... If anyone has a solution that would be great to upgrade! What are the benefits of upgrading anyway? What does 10.5.7 have that 10.5.5 doesn't?
  7. Network Solution for Leopard

    Thanks so much iCoder! It has helped me... Searching for "Hawking HWUG1" results in finding a perfectly working driver for it... I happened to have previously purchased a Hawking HWUG1 for compatibility reason with linux, so it makes sense that there's a driver for mac too. Once I got my usb ports working with the IOUSBFamily fix, I used that driver from that link you posted and just as you said it works perfectly! Solid connection and no dissruptions, just keeps on working and never have to mess with it. It automatically connects to my network on login and everything... (on all three windows + mac + linux) I love my hawking I would say a Hawking HWUG1 is A++ in compatibility with all the top OS's! Thanks to Hawking Technologies for making this great device!
  8. I had the same exact problem! A quick search for "Do you already own a mac" in these forums revealed the solution... read my post here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=171228 So basically after you run those commands in single user mode, when you boot up it wont show you that initial setup stuff.. it will just show you a login box and you can login as root with whatever password you made it... It works!
  9. USB port issue

    I too am using the iDeneb 1.4 (Leopard 10.5.5) its the first DVD that worked for me to boot up, install, and run.. out of all the ones if tried... I think we may have the same problem! In mac os my usb ports do not work at all. Example, if I plug in a any kind of usb device, such as a usb flash drive, usb mouse, etc... nothing happens. It's like I didn't plug anything in...Strangely though if I have my mouse plugged in before booting up, the mouse will work. But if I unplug it and replug it back in, it wont work anymore... I suspect I need a fix of somekind but I'm not sure what the right one is or where to find it... Can you please boot up for me with the -v flag? When I boot up using -v these's are the errors I get: USBF: 16.991 EHCI controller unable to take control from BIOS USBF: 16.991 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]: unable to obtain ownership: 0xe00002be USBF: 16.991 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]::UIMInitialize - Error occurred (0xe00002be) USBF: 16.993 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]: UIMFinalize 0 0 0x2c98700 USBF: 16.993 AppleUSBEHCI: unable to initialize UIM AppleUSBEHCI... it has USB in there, not sure what EHCI is though... So I think this is maybe my problem? Try booting up live I said above and see if you get the same (or similar) errors! I found this page here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...28559&st=20 If you read orByte's first post on that page maybe someone can make some sense of it? For me I don't get it only on reboot, I get it on any boot, from completely off to on I get that! Disabling Legacy USB does nothing and I still get the errors.(They even said it doesn't work for everyone) here's what I thought was the more important info: I have tried downloading the first file under leopard titled: "PCGenUSBEHCI_303.4.5.kext.zip" I extracted it from the zip within mac, and used kext helper to install it? Is that the wrong way? What is the proper way to install it? After I installed it with kext helper I rebooted and booted with -v... it still had those same usb errors and the PCGenUSB I did see fly by real quick, but to quick to write it down.. said something like failed to load kernel extension... What did I do wrong? I'm new to mac os x and don't fully understand how the OS works as of yet so hopefully someone will be able to help me... Next my built in Atheros AR5007EG wifi device does not yet have a driver out there for me. At least there hasn't been one that popped up yet in this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1178684 However if I can get my USB ports working, then I also have a Hawking HWUG1 usb wifi device that I think I've seen drivers for somewhere... I wouldn't mind using that if the internet works! Also I can't install Logic Studio because I don't have a kext for my graphics card... the installer says I have 0 of the recommended 64M VRAM, so I guess I wont be able to install that until I find a driver for my graphics card... Its a "Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family" Well at least thats what it comes up as in windows... Is that all I need to find a driver or is there other information that needs to be obtained? That doesn't seem very descriptive to me. Thanks for your help! I would really like to use Logic Studio on my PC! Hopefully it can be a reality soon, I'm so close but yet so far... I made it through everything (booting,installing,running successfully) now only a couple drivers are holding me back! Before I could get osx to even boot I was having my doubts but, now that I can actually boot up and login to osx I feel like I'm just a few steps away from Logic! Thanks again...
  10. I need help too! There should be a huge driver database that has all the drivers (that have been created so far) where you can download and try them! Why isn't there something like that? I have successfully installed iDeneb 1.4 also (except my Leo says its 10.5.5) I have gotten my sound working (High Definition Audio Device is what it comes up as in windows) from here http://code.google.com/p/voodoohda/ I downloaded that and used kext helper to install it and it worked! So I am happy about that... However my internet (wifi device: Atheros AR5007EG) and Graphics card (Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family, which is similar to yours) still I have not found drivers for!
  11. Wow I think everyone must hate my name or something... (Whats so wrong with Steve?) No one even looks at nor responds to my threads... Do I really have to figure out everything myself? Just an update: I was able to get my sound working by installing VoodooHDA found here: http://code.google.com/p/voodoohda/ using the "kext helper" app. Since I got my audio working, I tried installing Logic Studio! However, the installer wont let me install it because it says the recommended amount of VRAM is 64M and it says that I have 0M VRAM!!! WTF Does that mean I have to find a driver(.kext) for my video card? Isn't there anyway I can skip that and just install the damn thing? The performance of applications is fine by me! It would be a bit faster with hardware acceleration but I'm satisfied how it is now if I could just Logic to install and run... On windows I would try using something like "Cheat Engine" to attach to the process and find the code that does the check and displays the message box, and modify the assembly so it jumps right over it... Isn't there something like that on mac?
  12. Hello I am absolutely delighted that I've had success booting, installing, and running iDeneb 1.4 (Leo 10.5.5) However I need to at least get my sound working before I can happily be using Logic Pro... Here's what I did... I reformatted my hard drive and split it into two partitions (one for Vista Ultimate 32bit and one for Mac OS X)... I installed Vista first, and re-installed my drivers that I backed up before the format everything works as it should in vista... Then I restarted my computer and booted up from the iDeneb 1.4 disk, there are certain things that had errors and such (like my usb ports aren't working in mac os x) but it booted up fine... I erased the second partition and formated as mac os x (journaled)... Installed it on that partition... Now when I want to boot Vista I press a key on the Darwin prompt and select the windows partition to boot from... for mac I just select the mac partition... At first when I was booting up mac os x, I was stuck in the "Do you already own a mac" loop and couldn't get past it... I followed the translated directions here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69878, set my root password and told mac that I already did the initial setup... After that when booting up I was able to login and be in mac os x!! Here's where my trouble is and I'm not sure what I need to do to get things working, which is why I'm asking for help... First of all I originally wanted to not have to reformat my drive and install onto my 8GB usb flash drive, but my usb ports do not work in mac, so I couldn't do it that way... booting with -v (verbose output) says these errors: USBF: 16.991 EHCI controller unable to take control from BIOS USBF: 16.991 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]: unable to obtain ownership: 0xe00002be USBF: 16.991 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]::UIMInitialize - Error occurred (0xe00002be) USBF: 16.993 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2c56000]: UIMFinalize 0 0 0x2c98700 USBF: 16.993 AppleUSBEHCI: unable to initialize UIM So if anyone knows what I can do to get my usb ports working, I would very much appreciate it... Next my sound is very important to me as I'm planning on trying out Logic Studio... My Computer is a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 What do I need exactly to get my sound working... In windows my sound card is called "High Definition Audio Device" which isn't really helping me out... My wifi is also not working I have a Atheros AR50007EG built into my laptop.... Does someone with experience getting hardware to work with mac know what I need to do to at least get my sound working? Thanks so much!
  13. Well I haven't ever done a Windows/Linux/OSX86 multi-boot (since I'm having trouble even getting into the OSX installer on my computer) But I have done Windows/Linux dual boot before, where this has happened to me. It was when I installed linux first, then windows after. Windows overwrote the MBR to boot straight to windows... What you have to do is get your Ubuntu Live CD! boot up from that, then restore grub to the MBR! Here is a guide, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351 If your mac or windows install is not showing up on the boot loader list, you'll have to boot up from the ubuntu live cd again, and change the menu.lst file in /boot/grub So i think you should double check that file, after restoring grub just to save some time in case it does need modifying... Best of luck. By the way how did you install Mac OS X on a partition instead of the whole drive? What order did you install the OS's in? Wait a minute what do you mean by "setting as the active partition"? Are you sure disk0s3 is linux? maybe they are mixed up, try setting disk0s2 as the active partition maybe
  14. AMD Vista Dual Boot

    I would like to know the answer to that too, I think it's possible but maybe its complicated enough that no one has made a tutorial for that yet... You can dual boot Windows + Linux, and they both use different file systems. NTFS + Ext3 And that doesn't stop them from being dual booted... I think what makes it difficult is you have to format a partition as HFS(the one you want to install OS X on)... And since mac does not read NTFS, it does not see your partitions that you made in windows... I think its about time somebody made a universal partition manager that you could boot up and manage your partitions and format them in NTFS, HFS, and EXT3 that would be sweet.. Well I hope you find a solution! I feel that its possible, but the way to do it is not so blatantly obvious...
  15. Hello, I've been a windows user for ever and I will always be. However there is a certain software that there is not a windows version of and its mac only! (Logic Pro) What's the logic in that? lol... I currently use Ableton Live on windows(which is multi-platform windows/mac) which I like very much and it's great. I just would like to try Logic as I've heard its good also... So instead of spending a lot of $$ on a mac just to try Logic, I remembered hearing somewhere that you could run OS X on a PC! So here I am! I have two DVD's of OSX... 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.4 (Tiger), I would like to install either one I don't mind which... The dvd's are patched I believe since I've been reading around and supposedly you can't boot a regular retail dvd without modifications... or using a boot cd... and these two do boot. My computer that I am trying to install it on is a brand new Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 bought about 1 month ago (Not with installing OSX in mind, I just got this idea recently) http://laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L300/L305-S5919 Well actually I would like to install it on either my 8GB usb flash drive, or my 500GB WD external hard drive... So that I can leave my Vista installation alone and just plug in either usb device and restart my computer when I want to load up OS X... I ran CPU-Z and it appears my processor does support SSE/SSE2/SSE3! So I should be able to install it right? Or is there more to it than having a minimum of SSE2? OK, lets get down to where I get stuck... here's my procedure: 1. Insert patched Leopard/Tiger dvd 2. Turn on PC hit F12 for boot menu 3. Select boot from CD/DVD 4. Wait for it to say Darwin at the top of the screen then regardless if I hit F8 and then -v or if I just press any key it gives me verbose output anyway (I suppose the patch makes it like that) On the Tiger dvd text scrolls down the screen, I can't remember exactly but something like "loading HFS+ driver" it loads mkext files, etc... (mkext stands for mac kernel extension I believe, it seems to me kind of like an archive of drivers/kernel modules/whatever you call them) On the Leopard DVD it does the same except it takes longer, there's more files that it loads... After that is threw it goes to a black screen(still) with smaller text... it says various things, I think I'll go through it again and take a picture after I submit my post so you guys can see better... Anyway it eventually gets stuck and stops and wont go any further and I have to hold down the power button to turn of my computer... Here us what the final output is before it stops doing anything... USBF: 36.344 ECHI controller unable to take control from BIOS USBF: 36.345 AppleUSBECHI[0x2bb5800]: unable to obtain ownership: 0xe00002be USBF: 36.347 AppleUSBEHCI[0x2bb5800]: :UIMInitialize - Error occourred (0xe00002be 36.364 Apple USBECHI: unable to initialize UIM after that it says "Still waiting for root device" and keeps repeating that line every minute or two... I'm at a loss at what to do from here... So I'm asking for help... I started searching around for the errors and apparently I'm not the only one with this problem... After a google search I came to this page: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...=28559&st=0 I read the whole page and somewhat understand the problem... However I do not know which file to download or what to do with it? I have tried going into my bios and disabling legacy USB, and the result is still the same... So this fix seems like the only solution. Do I have to somehow put that file on the DVD image? and burn a new DVD? How would I go about doing that? Keep in mind I don't have any macintosh computers whatsoever, So I have to do it all from Windows or Linux alone! I don't have dual boot windows/linux It's just vista by itself but I have a flash drive/besides the empty 8 gig that has backtrack 3 on it... Hopefully once this error is sorted out there won't be any more, and I can actually get into the installer... Thanks to anyone who reads my post (or responds to it )! Steve