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  1. Jailbreak Gone Wrong. HELP!

    FWIW, I just used Spirit to jailbreak my iPod touch 3G 3.1.3 (which is really 2G hardware). I had used Blackra1n before but that was a tethered jb. This is untethered and works fine. So nice to not have to worry about powering it down when I'm away from my laptop.
  2. Thats it.. Ive HAD IT!

    Yep, from your sig I see that you might be an ASUS fan - more power to you. To answer your question... they perform very well, overclock wonderfully, have dual BIOS (great if experiments go south) they hackintosh readily and are very compatible, out of the box. are well supported by the community, a lot of development on them continues (example : the BIOS project for Gigabyte boards that eliminates the need for DSDT fixes, and for many/most non-vanilla kexts http://www.insanelymac.com/custom-bios-all...r-without-dsdt/ ) and are a nice bargain. I'm guessing ASUS stacks up just as well or better in many areas, though perhaps not on the development of custom BIOS front.
  3. Thats it.. Ive HAD IT!

    Uhhhmmm... did you plan, did you do your homework? Gigabyte UD3L + nVidia 8400 + Core 2 Quad @ 3.5 GHz (vanilla 10.6.3) - perfect MacPro substitute... triple boots w/ Ubuntu & XP, too Gigabyte GM41 + nVidia 8400 + Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz (vanilla 10.6.3) - perfect media center 2 Dell Mini10v's running 10.5.8 - perfect MSI Wind Desktop (Atom 330 Dual Core) (running vanilla 10.6.0) + a bucket full of Mac (G4, G3, Core 2 Duo) running 10.4 - 10.6 - at various offices we work at, or at home... The hacks are as stable as the authentic ones... Also own iPods & iPhone... Bottom line for me: 1) Macs are worth it. The hardware is excellent, robust and worth every penny. Software just the same. 2) Hacks are worth it. The hardware (if well chosen) is excellent, robust and worth every penny. Software just the same. You have to be cautious when updating your OS. YMMV.
  4. CPU temperature in iStat

    Thanks, oldnapalm! Working great here now ...
  5. CPU temperature in iStat

    Just a sanity check here... does this seem right? [ I hope I have interpreted the previous comments in this thread correctly...] In my new hackintosh HTPC, I have a GA-G41M-E2SL + a Conroe E6300 (B2) [has tjmax = 85]. iStat Menus reported a temperature that was 15deg over what it should have read - I went into the Fakesmc.kext and edited the tjmax value to be 85 (instead of the original 100). Now it read the same as (Breslink's) Temperature Monitor. Is this the right way to do this?
  6. Yes, repukken, I too have the same board. I installed via the KakeWalk CD method. No real problems, though I did have to add in the nullcpupowermanagement.kext & 10.6.2 sleepenabler.kext, and I tinkered with the com.apple.Boot.plist a bit. Everything works perfectly except for: 1. Something w/ Bonjour+ScreenSharing is not quite right 2. I don't have Wake by Ethernet as a checkbox in Energy Saver. Sleep wasn't quite right, in terms of going to sleep after a preset length of inactivity, until I added PleaseSleep.app. That fixed it. Otherwise everything is _perfect_.
  7. GA-G31M-ES2L alternatives?

    Just finished building & installing 10.6.2 to my Snow Leo-based HTPC Hackintosh... best alternative (IMHO) to the GA-G31M-ES2L is the GA-G41M-ES2L (I have the rev 1.1) - excellent GA-G41M-E2SL board Intel E6300 @1.87 2GB 800MHz SDRAM2 WDC Green SATA HDD SATA DL DVD Burner Antec Minuet 350 Case nVidia 8400GS low profile GFX card used a modification of the KakeWalk method ...http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=195248&view=findpost&p=1428750
  8. RE rebuilding the kext caches, guys, personally I just use kextutility - free & works great in Snow Leo. @ mrjanek - I recently upgraded my old [and somewhat anemic] dual-atom media center to a (much!) better equipped SnowLeo-based HomeTheatreHackintosh, & used your KakeWalk ... my kit is as follows: GA-G41M-E2SL board Intel E6300 @1.87 2GB 800MHz SDRAM2 WDC Green SATA HDD SATA DL DVD Burner Antec Minuet 350 Case nVidia 8400GS low profile GFX card I had to do a bit of tinkering w/ the com.apple.Boot.plist to get it to boot from the hdd w/o KP's. Currently I am running on 10.6.2, vanilla w/ just 4 kexts (fakesmc, nullcpupowermanagement [dropped the CPU temps by 10 deg], jMicronATA, LegacyHDA [sound quality excellent]). Are you interested in data on this? I'm not 100% sure of it, but it seemed to me that there might be a problem in that file (or then again, I could have something lurking/hiding on my hdd that was interfering... ?). I ask specifically because it seems that there is not a very well consolidated thread (or group of threads) on the GA-G41M-E2SL. (for the G31M, yes there is, but it is different enough to make a difference, it seems). There are lots of entries in this thread for the EP45's, etc., but not very many at all for the G41M-E2SL's. EDIT : After checking __all__ of the checkboxes in Energy Saver, I now have Sleep after N hours working just fine, though I had to install "PleaseSleep". Sleep now works perfectly, as far as I can tell. I have just one or two little things to tweak. 1. Something in hosts or Bonjour is not quite right, because while I can see all Bonjour computer and connect to them perfecctly _from_ my E2SL hackintosh, screen sharing _to_ it from other Macs (hackintoshes and genuine Macs) doesn't work. Luckily I have a VNC server installed. anyway, mrjanek, thank you. (seems like sleep is the only thing not fully working - my next steps are to try to get sleep working a bit better - dsdt editing & the like , and get a better, quieter CPU cooler).
  9. realtek ALC858 advice/help sought in 10.6.x

    I'm having trouble getting sound to work in 10.6.x on my Hackintosh HTPC. It has the Realtek ALC858 chipset. It __does__ work just fine in 10.5.7, and SystemProfiler->Extensions shows that AppleAzalia is active/loaded. The sound quality in 10.5.7 is excellent. Anybody know why sound would work fine in 10.5.7 for this chip using the vanilla Azalia kexts, but not so in 10.6.x?
  10. How to boost the OS X boot process...

    We all wish your child, you, and your family the best.
  11. Master Chief's P5K PRO ACPI Warfare

    "Very interesting" is probably some sort of understatement, as far as I'm concerned.
  12. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    Thank you for mentioning that, Master Chief/UnsubscribeMe ... I will be watching developments of Revolution and all the other tweaks & refinements provided here.
  13. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    updated images in response to Master Chief & mm67 ... though the subject is only tangential to this thread's subject ... Here are two 8-bit/256-color 640 by 480 images. black w/ white apple, color BIOS hotkeys - .bmp grey w/ black apple, color BIOS hotkeys - .bmp Note: Don't use the png images that are visible just above - they are only eye candy for the page - so folks can see the images. Face_wizard and gigabyte boards require the bmp type image - download the bitmap .bmp files from the links above the pictures. I have gone for the black image, myself ... to each, their own.
  14. [How To] Custom BIOS Logo

    Here are two 8-bit/256-color 640 by 480 images. black w/ white apple, color BIOS hotkeys - .bmp grey w/ black apple, color BIOS hotkeys - .bmp Note: Don't use the png images that are visible - they are just eye candy for the page. Face_wizard and gigabyte boards require the bmp type image.
  15. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    jamonda, I've followed your posts regarding BIOS and QuickBoot. For you, was it worth having F8 instead of F7? I currently have F7 and am happy w/ performance... my DSDT is right where I want it. Did you find some measurable/appreciable benefits from it? If so, how much?
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