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About AuralArchitect

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    In addition to computers? People, friends, gardening, linguistics (Phonetics, writing systems), bartending, music, DJing (breaks, tribal, house, progressive, trance), Ethiopia, Italy, Catalonia, psychology, philosophy, cooking (fusion, ethnic).
  1. It is my understanding that Samba has ended support for OS X. That is why Homebrew does not support. It is obviously possible to get it working on OS X though because MacPorts has done so. I would propose that you use the MacPorts version because it is apparently rather complicated to get it to compile on a Mac. However, MacPorts is not compatible with Homebrew so if you have lots of things installed with Homebrew that may not be a viable option either. I really is frustrating that Apple's support for SMB has been so shoddy since they implemented their own version of Samba, called SMBX, with the release of Lion. Good luck! I too am trying to figure out a way to get some kind of simple filesharing going on my home network between both Windows & OS X machines. Beginning to wonder if there are any other- completely different options.
  2. XPC General discussion

    Yes, there definitely seems to be a problem with InjectAMD... I have tried many variations of my DSDT over the past several days (trying to resolve a number of mostly non-crucial issues). I also tried changing some setting in settings.plist. I haven't resolved any of my more important problems yet. One problem that is getting more frustrating is: with XPC I am limited to using only 1 of my 4 displays- the smallest one that I barely use. Any ideas? I'm guessing it's a bug in the program as opposed to configuration (because none of the many config changes I've made have had any perceptible affect on graphics output issue. I guess it's time to get on IRC...
  3. XPC General discussion

    Thanks for your response! I'll try to shorten my question... (but my problem is somewhat complex so if I take out too much, anyone helping me will just be asking questions instead of giving me solutions, answers & possibilities.) I don't need help installing ML (not yet). That may come later (although I'll probably use Chameleon since it can do that just fine). I need help doing something ONLY XPC can do (that I know of): *** I need help booting from a DMG (I made) of my SL installation [been using a few years] (which is stored on I copied onto three different data drives- both all HFSJ format. One connected to SATA/AHCI- GPT, the others two connected to via USB- one with GPT, other with MBR partition table). So far I can not even browse the file system of any of those disks to mount the DMG in XPC- they do not show up in the browser/GUI... none of them. I have XPC installed on a USB thumb drive and as well as on the EFI partitions of both GPT partitioned data drives which contain a copy of the DMG I want to load. XPC is installed correctly and loads from all 3 of those disks (that was not easy or fast to do!) The latest version (0.92.3r) is currently installed on all. I don't know what else to try... I can't even try to boot from the DMG and begin to troubleshoot any potential problems until I can mount it in XPC- but I obviously can't do that if I can't browse any of the disks where the DMG is stored. Any suggestions? *The reason I'm trying to do this is because I want to reuse the disk that SL is on. But I don't want to loose the ability of booting into that installation of SL. Basically I don't wish to spend any money on new disks (SSD or HDD) because I have more than enough storage space & less than enough cash! The reason I copied my SL DMG on 3 disks was the result of testing different ways to make the disks appear in XPC's GUI (the documentation I've found is limited and I've found no info on the criteria for making a partition visible in XPC). Edited to correct errors, improve clarity & add details.
  4. XPC General discussion

    I became quite interested in XPC when I discovered its capability of mounting and booting from DMG files. I'd like to re-use my SSD for a new installation of Mountain Lion but I'd like to maintain the possibility of occasionally booting into my old OS X (Snow Leopard) installation currently occupying the disk. The easiest, most logical method seemed to be a dmg of the partition. Which surprisingly didn't initially seem possible as I've only been able to find very little written on the subject. Apparently the capability has been there since Leopard but was never explained or used by Apple until ML. Fairly soon my research led me to XPC, which seemed quite promising. But I've been having some trouble getting it up and running as I'd hoped. The documentation & information is a bit scarce & somewhat vague (to me) particularly regarding this topic. So I'm hoping that someone here will be able & willing to share some pertinent information with me that will help me choose which direction to move from here. I've made an writable dmg of the SSD installation I want to replace and saved it to another drive. But that drive doesn't show up at all in XPC. In fact it seems that none of the drives attached to the ICH10R on my X58 motherboard are showing up in XPC. I proceeded to install XPC on the EFI of that drive itself but the that didn't work either. I discovered that if I instead connect my drives to the Marvell 91xx ports they can be detected. (Both are configured as AHCI in BIOS.) However, the drive with the DMG still doesn't show up. Although I haven't been able to find much documentation on the topic, I'm guessing that an HSF partition only shows up in XPC if it contains a bootable installation of OS X. Therefore a dmg can only be mounted if it is on a partition that contains an OS X installation. If that is indeed true, it is frustrating because that means I would have to install OS X just to get the partition to show in XPC. Unless, possibly there are certain key files/directories it looks for that I could copy to the drive...? I was wondering if there are any addition drivers- and where to find them or search, or if they can be configured in any way? If anyone has any insight, information, presumptions or guesses that might help me out, point me in the right direction or let me know that my goal is beyond the scope of the software- I would be very grateful if you would share that with me. I am more than happy to provide any further information/details that may be helpful to anyone kind enough to offer me direction/assistance. Just tell me what to do or what information is needed. Thank you so much!
  5. ntfs_fixup: magic doesn't match & Pausing 5 Seconds

    I've had this problem for quite some time and intermittently before that. i have asked about it and looked for solutions as well as what it really means numerous times and have never really turned up much of anything concrete. Although it certainly does not seem to be indicative of anything serious. Actually it has something to do with Chameleon's code (as there are certain versions which don't show the error), it also can be triggered (or possibly is always triggered) by using the functions to either rename or hide certain partitions in the Chameleon's .plist file. I wish I could find more, and the 5 second pause is annoying. But my advice is to just ignore it. In about 5 years I've never had a problem with any data on my NTFS disks that seems to be at all related to this message.
  6. Hiding Windows's "System Reserved" partition in SL

    Yes, thank you orwell! This is the best solution so far... As the original poster learned. An improvement to this suggestion would be to use the volume UUID instead of the label. It's a more secure method much less prone to breaking (like if you end up with more than one HD with a "System Reserved" partition on using the UUID is the only thing that works). But that's a bit more tricky since the Disk Utility does not display the UUID for NTFS formatted partitions (thanks Apple!). However, this doesn't mean there isn't one. You can learn that with the command: CODE diskutil info /dev/diskXsY ##substitute X & Y for the disk and partition numbers which you can learn with the command: diskutil list This command will not succeed if you have a 3rd party driver installed for NTFS (Tuxera or 3g are two that come to mind). You must disable any non-apple file system drivers for the partitions in question and reboot. You must also either have the partition mounted or dismounted when you run the command- I don't recall which but I remember it being the opposite of what the tutorial actually said. If you still can't determine the volume UUID, you can use an Ubuntu installation disc to boot into Ubuntu and there are a number of ways to reveal the UUID- gparted is one. Then add the following lines to fstab as described by orwell: CODE UUID=(you know what to paste here- no brackets or anything) none ro,noauto 0 0 reboot and viola! no unwanted partitions... As you've most likely learned, the orange icons issue is almost certainly just a cosmetic thing which can be "solved" in a number of ways- however, it will not affect the functioning or performance of your system or disks. Anyway, I hope this helps someone at some point. It took me a long time to figure out how to reveal the UUID despite the simplicity... And although it is merely a cosmetic thing, and I've developed some work arounds like scripts that unmount the volumes, etc. But this is by far the cleanest and most effective solution. And very simple once you know how...
  7. ATI HD 5770

    Correct... MAKE SURE you get an "ACTIVE" adapter- and actually I believe that DP > DVI Active Adapter is the cheapest (and possibly the only one available, it was when I purchased mine). You can then use the HDMI port for your HDMI monitor. I'm not sure if a simple DVI-HDMI adapter would work, but it should- I don't see why not. I just haven't tried it since I have no need to...
  8. ATI HD 5770

    It's all about the (Chameleon) "boot" file that you use (in your case- since you have a native DP display)... Kabyl's boot file works for me... I'd recommend installing Chameleon with the package installer on this page, then replace the boot file located at the root dir of your SL installation using an elevated prompt in terminal with the one found here. I know this is exactly what worked like a charm on my system, but I know that various other versions of Chameleon enable three displays as well. I really hope that whatever changes to Chameleon that are necessary to get 3 displays working and to support the latest ATI HD series card, will be merged into the trunk VERY soon! Good luck & enjoy
  9. I have almost exactly the same system... Very nice guide! Thank you! Triple monitors actually DO work. You just have to utilize the display port, and if you do not have a native display port monitor then you must use an ACTIVE adapter (which is what I'm using). They've come down in price to a reasonable $25. A boot file which supports 3 monitors is also required (Kabyl's test boot works- even in 64 bit). I have not yet managed to get sound via HDMI or DP yet. I've followed various instructions carefully- it's most likely either an incompatibility with my card or something that I've been overlooking. Still hoping to get that working though... I can tell you that 7.1 surround is not supported by AppleHDA at this time, so you can not get it working with the onboard soundcard unless you use different drivers- but I don't know what those might be if they even exist. Thanks again for your very thorough guide!
  10. ATi HD5000 BootLoader !

    The *upgrade* is meant for someone who already owns OS X (Leopard)- the full version is for new owners or owners of OS X (tiger & below). The full version includes snow leopard, iLife & iWork (on 3 disks), the upgrade only contains snow leopard. The actual software (& installer) is identical- not specifically "meant" to be installed clean or "on top of" leopard. Basically, if you don't need or want iLife & iWork then get the upgrade. You get the EXACT same software. Of course Apple wants you to buy the full version and therefore makes it seem as though the upgrade will not work if you do not have leopard but that is not really the case.
  11. Anyone working on Ext4 drive detection & boot? Anyone know anything about that? Got any ideas, leads? Sorry, I know it's a little off topic, but this seems like one of the best places to get an answer from the heroes who are actually working on that software Thanks! (It would be great to be able to boot into Ubuntu without having to call the BIOS bootloader... I didn't realize for a while that those partitions are completely disregarded by Chameleon.)
  12. Actually joe75 did (tell you how to get an ioreg dump) in post #10. But Kabyl is right: that if you don't know that, AND you missed the response to you with the instructions, then it's somewhat unlikely that you will be able to give him the correct & accurate info that he needs for his testing.
  13. OK, got it. Sorry, I misunderstood WHAT exactly you were testing & what information you are ultimately seeking. I will have to run the tests with each card individually (so I can submit my ioreg dumps) while my wife is at work- she doesn't like it when I open the computer when she's home! LOL But I can tell you now that your boot file works fine with my XFX ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR-5 (DVI, DVI, Display Port, HDMI) with device ID 68b8 which requires Vervet for full support. However, my HIS ATI Radeon HD4650 512MB GDDR-3 (DVI, VGA & HDMI) with device ID 9498 requires Motmot as opposed to Peregrine. That is the only way I can get DVI, VGA or HDMI output (all with one framebuffer- there are some weird tricks to getting each one to work, but other framebuffers only allow ONE port to work no matter what)... I have yet to get more than ONE video/display stream from any 46xx card in OS X, seems to be a limitation with the driver. My 4670 does on the other hand require Peregrine. (Device ID 9490)
  14. This is awesome! Thank you so much sir! You have done SO much for our community, you are certainly a legend; and your many hours of work are GReaTLy appreciated!!! I use two ATI video cards. So the AtiFb key assigns a new FB only to the first video card (lowest PCI address), correct? Do you plan to expand this project to include "non primary" cards? Just curious... Thanks again!
  15. ATI HD 5770

    Thank you sir, this one doesn't have any of your edits so it doesn't work with my 5770, but I used the ati.c.txt file you posted a few days ago and just made my changes. Very much appreciated! ! !