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  1. AD1984 used in Thinkpad X61 and L61 computers

    It was working through the speakers for a few boots (using the approach here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=130425 ) - which essentially means I was using boneyfish's AzaliaTurboTP1984.kext. Then all of the sudden, a few boots later, there is no volume control, and no devices in preferences::sound::output devices. I read somewhere that the modem on the T61 shares the same bus or interrupt as the sound card, and wonder if that could be interfering. I'm not using the modem, but perhaps the driver is loading in a random sequence? Anyone know the trick to making it work consistently? To get my sound back, I tried these steps: Removed the following from /System/Library/Extentions folder: AppleHDA.kext AppleAzaliaAudio.kext AppleAC97.kext AzaliaTurboTP1984.kext Deleted Extentions.mkext in /System/Library Used Kext Helper to install AD1984Fix.kext. Still no sound. I'm not clear on where to change the Info.plist in priitv8's post. I installed osx86tools, but there was no "import" option folks are talking about. The closest I could find was a "Add EFI Strings/Boot Flag" function. I tried pasting the plist junk from priitv8's post where it says "Enter EFI string here". Apparently that did not work, because when I reboot and go to the system profiler, the Audio device is still simply "intel high definition audio: dev id: 0x17aa20ac", with other parameters detected. I also tried installing EFI Studio. No import option there either. Do I need to run the EFI installation? That seems like a serious change to the system, and I don't want to try it without some reassurance that it won't break the machine. [edit] I also tried the suggestion above: "move the osX86tools.app into the applications folder, ideneb installs it in a subfolder, wich will give you errors. in osx86tools app go to "add efi string / boot flag" -> "import hex/plist" -> "import file" (efi-string.plist) -> iport string to boot editor -> apply changes to com.apple.boot.plist" and still no sound detection. It's really aggravating that sound was working, and then out of the blue stopped working.
  2. The sound card (Intel AD1984 dev. 0x17AA20AC) worked initially, from the speakers. It later flaked out, and is no longer detected. What's the trick to get it working consistently? BTW, if someone has the drivers in a format other than RARs inside of Zips, please repost them. Rar files are a hassle.
  3. Leopard on an Lenovo T61

    Lenovo T61 ethernet card works (it's the intel device 8086:1049 rev3), using the kext attached to the first post of this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=130425. The audio kext attached to that post also works. Tested with jas 10.5.2, and the patched kexts from jakal82.
  4. Lenovo T61 ethernet card works (it's the intel device 8086:1049 rev3), using the kext attached to the first post of this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=130425 .
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

    Which ethernet driver? There are a couple of different ethernet cards available in the thinkpads. Last time I checked (~9 months ago), this device was still not working: (ethernet controller) intel 82566mm (pro 1000) vendor id: 8086h device id: 1049h Does it work now? BTW, any updates on the status of this one?: (wifi controller) intel 3945 vendor id: 8086h device id: 4227h
  6. Software Piracy

    This is a red herring. I did not have to mention the earlier period of time where kings would grant authors a copyright as an act of favoratism with an end goal of rewarding the creator of a work that the king personally enjoys -- because it's not relevant here. Your original claim remains false. Copyright laws were NOT always "about the IP owners" - and my link proves there was a higher purpose at one point in time, with rewards to creators being simply a means to achieve that purpose. You've confused the means with the ends, and deliberately or not, you have lost sight of that higher purpose. I only needed to show where your claim doesn't apply in one point in time in order for it to fall apart. You're confusing the difference between ownership of an idea as property, and freedom to excercise a right. Again, you're taking modern terminology and superimposing it on a time period where it did not exist -- and where its use as a manipulation tool was not yet devised. This is a contradiction. Short-term ownership is indeed fixed. Long-term ownership is dynamic, with repeated renewals and extensions. The legislation doesn't have to be on one particular side of your arbitrary point in time you're calling "modern" -- my case is made by the mere fact that society was the intended beneficiary at one point in time, as opposed to creators. Moreover, it wouldn't matter if (for the sake of argument) we decided to deem your statement correct and ignore the past 200 years of copyright, because your whole thesis hinges on a conventional wisdom fallacy anyway. The past purposes and implementations are not necessarily appropriate today. Prior to the modern computer and xerox machines, it was perfectly reasonable for consumers to sacrifice their right to copy a work because they didn't have a practical means to exercise that right anyway. Trading a right that consumers did not intend to exercise in return for more creative works was a good trade for consumers at a time when there were only 4 printing presses worldwide. The law was not intended to be used as a weapon against the consumers themselves, but rather the few owners of printing presses. Now that a very high number of consumers have a means to duplicate works, the loss of consumer rights is now significant, undermining the liberties of the majority as opposed to limiting a few. At a minimum, that deal needs to be renegotiated with clear knowledge of what all parties are giving up if it is to be appropriately effective for the times. And? This is a red herring. Know your audience. This weasel wording resembles the same propaganda in statements like 'abortion is murder'. Your audience here is more sophisticated than a 4th grader. If you were speaking of piracy in the sense of stealing ships, then sure, piracy is theft. But by using the term 'piracy' to characterize the exchange of ideas, your premise is so flawed you might as well forget about the conclusion.
  7. Software Piracy

    Use of the term "intellectual property" is yet another right wing perversion of the issue, invented well after copyright, precisely to further distort the original purpose of copyright -- by way of claiming ideas as "property". This term did not exist 200 years ago. {censored}. Time for a history lesson. Your use of the term "IP owners" in this context is the first indicator that your claim is false. Moreover, the original purpose of copyright was "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts". The intent 200 years ago was clearly to wholly benefit society, not just a select few "IP owners". You're ultimately confusing the means with the ends -- and we see here that unchallenged acceptance of the term "intellectual property" is what mislead you. Once corporate pressure groups get you to accept the term intellectual property, it's easy for them to redefine the purpose of copyright.
  8. Software Piracy

    Get your terminology straight folks. "Piracy" is term invented by zealots with a conservative extremist ideology - designed to demonize their opposition by presenting community sharing as being on par with those who would rape, pillage, lute, kidnap, and demand randsom. If you're aligned with neocons on this issue, sure, call it piracy to serve your agenda. But the rest of you should be rejecting such perversions of your position by not using the term. Copyright has been grossly distorted to the point of countering its original purpose, and it's been going on so long that laypeople have lost touch with its goal. Contrary to popular belief (and contrary to what Bill Gates would tell you), copyright was *not* introduced for the purpose of rewarding creators. The real purpose of copyright was to establish a vehicle to saturate society with more creative works. "Society" was the true intended beneficiary of copyright, not the copyright holders. Sure, the creators were rewarded with a temporary monopoly as a means to achieve an end result. It has since been distorted. The "means" has become the end result, and without sight of the original purpose, copyright is now used to actually prevent the spread of creative works, thus countering its original purpose. It's no longer a short-term temporary monopoly, but something that can be renewed for over 75 years - even well beyond the death of the creator (eg. Mickey Mouse). It's being abused by big business to exploit profits -- not promote the spread of culture. And the situation is exploited to the point where the original creators are poorly rewarded (ref Don Henley - who told his fans once: go ahead and copy my album, I would rather be ripped off by my fans than the record label).
  9. I installed this driver by mistake: http://xterasys.com/files/XN2122b_MAC_Driver_20040504.zip It installed successfully, but I overlooked some hex editing that I needed to do before installing it. So I edited the hex on the source package, and attempted to reinstall the driver. The Reinstallation failed, presumably because the unhacked driver was still there. So I removed fastvnetusb5052958.kext along with Extensions.mkext and Extensions/Cache/com.apple.kext.info, rebooted, and the reinstallation attempt still failed. How do I remove this driver completely?
  10. What's a cheap video card that works out of the box on JaS 10.5.2 and Aperture 2.1? I'd prefer not to do any kext hacking. Aperture insists on one of these cards: [ATI Radeon] X800 XT Mac Edition, 9800 XT, 9800 Pro, X1900 XT, X1600, HD 2600 XT or HD 2600 PRO; [NVIDIA GeForce] 8600M GT, 7300 GT, 7800 GT, 8800 GT or 6800 series; [NVIDIA Quadro] FX 4500 or FX 5600 It must be PCI-e x16, and must have the old 15 pin VGA output connector to work in the current system. Thank you!
  11. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    Excellent work folks! I just wanted to report that post #10 fixed the problem for the following onboard NIC: Intel ich-6 pro/100 VE Chips: 82562EZ vendor id: 8086h device id: 1064h
  12. Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

    What's ironic here is that those who want to run OSX on a lenovo are likely to buy a linux-based lenovo (T61) -- for a couple reasons: not having to pay for a windows license, and because the linux versions are likely to come with more mainstream components. Indeed, without doing in-depth research on every component, one would expect the intel wifi chips to have more widespread support than some in-house brand. The Thinkpad wifi nic is not even an option for those who customize a linux lappy. Perhaps rightly so, but it's a shame Lenovo does not supply non-OS configurations. I should also add that if you buy a linux-based Thinkpad, the wired ethernet controller (intel 82566mm) also has no OSX driver. Below are the details on the two broken* NICs: (ethernet controller) intel 82566mm vendor id: 8086h device id: 1049h (wifi controller) intel 3945 vendor id: 8086h device id: 4227h * Broken in terms of OSX.. They work fine in linux.
  13. What network cards work?

    IIRC, back in the DOS days we could simply treat any wired NIC as an NE2000 compatible card and it would generally work... in fact, isn't that true in linux as well? Is there no generic ethernet controller driver in OSX that we can fall back on? And what about ndis.. is there a way to wrap Windows NIC drivers?
  14. OS X on Virtualbox: Has it been done?

    delete (lol.. sorry.. thought I was on that other mac board.. won't mention the name )
  15. I need to backup a large multi-volume iTunes library, containing both MP3 and unprotected AAC files (m4a). iTunes does the multi-volume backup quite well because it prompts for the next DVD disc; but it only works when all files in the library are MP3 exclusively. However, the only way iTunes will backup AAC files is to expand them to red book format or transcode them to MP3. Nero would work if it could handle multi-volume backups.. but it doesn't. I don't think Toast does either. What do you folks recommend? Are there any iTunes plugins that will handle this? I am open to using a Mac or XP machine for DVD burning. [EDIT] I think I see what my problem was. Advanced options gives a choice between "MP3" and "Data" discs. I may have had it set to MP3 previously.