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About edy_42

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  1. keyboard problems

    I recently installed OS X Uphuck 10.4.9 onto my Dell e1505 laptop. I have had several problems with my keyboard, however: 1) When I remap the control, command, and alt keys using System Preferences, the next time I reboot, my mappings are reset to the default (I don't see any option to set my key mapping to the default) 2) Is there any way to assign the multimedia buttons (mute, volume, play keys) to do actions (e.g., change or play a song in iTunes)? The volumne up and down automatically were detected and work for the sound, but I don't know how to use the other ones. Thanks
  2. Welcome to the SigmaTel 9200 Driver Initiative!

    you would port a driver the same way you would port anything else: changing large (or small) portions of code to make the program/driver work on a new system. THere isn't really an automated way to do this. Now, from what I've read, Mac OS X drivers are written in C++, so that could change the way the drivers would have to be ported (most drivers for most operating systems are written in C).
  3. Welcome to the SigmaTel 9200 Driver Initiative!

    Alsa consists of both userland tools and kernel mode drivers. Now, according to what I have read about Fink, it is a port of GNU utilities, and other utilities commonly used in GNU/Linux systems (it uses the Debian package management system to handle dependencies, and the port is handled by a recompilation of the source). So, fink could definitely not be used to port kernel mode drivers, since the drivers are not written like usermode programs (they are designed specifically for the operating system that they are written). A lot of the code from the linux driver can be used in the mac os x driver, or at least the process used to interact with the hardware can be used to implement the mac os x driver. MacOS X is not exactly FreeBSD. It uses the *BSD userland tools, but the kernel is actually a Mach kernel (a type of microkernel) that is derived from the one of the BSD kernels. There is a pretty significant difference in the way FreeBSD drivers are written and the way MacOS X drivers are written. However, you could port a FreeBSD driver just as you could port a Linux driver-- keeping the same algorithms while modifying the interface/code so that it works with the Mac OS X kernel.
  4. what was the solution to your problem, cuz I am a problem that looks just like yours. Thanks.
  5. I install Jas 10.4.6 on VMware. At the end of the installation it asks me to reboot. So I reboot the Vmware virtual computer, and boot up on the DVD again. This just tries to reinstall Jas 10.4.6 again. So I reboot w/out the DVD and nothing happens. By reviewing the bootsector of the new filesystem created (used a hexeditor and skipped the first 63 sectors) I can see that the bootsector contains no bootloader. So I add chain0 to the bootsector, and still the boot fails. So, I realize the BootX is not on the disk either. What do I need to do to get this Mac installation to boot? Thansk for your help.
  6. installation successful. cant boot?

    I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution?
  7. I tried 5.0 with no success, still get the same error. I am also using a Core Duo (Dell e1505, 1.66 ghz) so this seems to be a common thread...