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  1. Hello, I installed 10.4.6 hotiso along with Callisto's 003 driver. That allowed my laptop's display to operate at native resolution of 1920x1200. My problem is that I use an external display 95% of the time which is a Dell 2005fpw. If I try to boot with the external display plugged in, it just does into sleep mode or says "cannot display this mode". Any suggestions? My setup is: Dell Inspiron 6000d Pentium M ATI Radeon x300 Mobility Dell 2005fpw native 1680x1050 at 60 hertz I read some posts that seem to hint that I need to find out my display's EDID and put it in a config file somewhere. ?? Thanks for the help.
  2. [HowTo] Mobility X300; QE/CL w/ Widescreen

    Can you give more info? Where did you get your monitor's 128 bit ID? Once you have it, what do you do with it? Thanks for the info.
  3. Linux vs. OS X

    Yes, but you also have to be open to change. Just because Linux is difficult to use now doesn't mean it always will be. It has made gigantic leaps and bounds in terms of ease of use in the last few years and it will only continue. I'm a die hard Linux fan, but even so, I'm still not closed to the idea that Windows might one day shape up... On a side note, we just got a Core Duo Mac Mini to play with at work. Everyone here who has used it for 5 mins is extremely disappointed. The interface is so sluggish it has been deemed unusable. We're going to get it an extra gig of RAM in hopes to alleviate the problem. Also, Paralells is god awful compare to VMware... IMO, if it takes min of a gig of RAM to run Tiger well, then Apple shouldn't ship their computers with anything less.
  4. [HowTo] Mobility X300; QE/CL w/ Widescreen

    at the boot loader prompt, type: "Graphics Mode"="1024x768" That will force OSX to boot into that resolution instead of defaulting to 1920x1200. Alternatively, if you know your way around the command prompt, you can boot into single user mode by typing -s at the boot loader prompt. So has anyone got 1920x1200 with QE/CL working yet? Hell, how about just 1920x1200 without QE/CL?
  5. Linux vs. OS X

    Here's a good case study. I installed Linux (Fedora Core 2 or 3, can't remember) on my gf's computer. For the first few months, I'd get calls every now and then... "I want to open Word documents." "Run yumex, search for openoffice, install it." "I want to download mp3s off the internet." "Run yumex, search for apollon, install it." "This page doesn't work in Konqueror." "Run yumex, search for firefox, install it." etc, etc. So eventually everything got installed and configured. ..and it's been over a YEAR since I've had to administer anything for her. Every now and then I'll ask "How's the computer?" The answer is always the same, "I LOVE it. Everything works, it never messes up, I never have viruses, adware or spyware." Every once in a while she'll have to use a Windows machine for school or something and she'll actually complain about it (no tabbed browsing in IE, no popup blocking in IE, she actually has to PAY to use software, etc). She's the perfect end user case. She doesn't give a DAMN about what operating system she uses, what anyone else uses, etc. A computer is just a tool to get stuff done, and she's grown to love Linux because, once it's setup, it does everything she needs, consistently without maintence for a year, and it's free. The only downside, the initial setup, is being addressed with more desktop oriented distros these days like (K)Ubuntu. Out of the box, Ubuntu's apt repositories are set for most applications that everyday users need. "But when something goes wrong in Linux, the user needs someone with a degree in computer science to fix the problem." Please, as if a normal user would know what to do in Windows, or OSX, if anything went wrong. "But all they know is Windows." So they only have the capacity to learn one operating system in their lifetime? Sit them down in front of Gnome or KDE and they'll pick it just as quickly as they did Windows. After a while, it will be the opposite...they'll say, "This stupid Windows feature doesn't work like KDE!"
  6. Linux vs. OS X

    My sentiments exactly. I love Linux. I love the apps. amaroK + K3b + digiKam + Kmail + Kontact + Kaffeine + Kopete + Adept = a killer integrated, beautiful desktop. Heh, I guess I don't love Linux so much as I do KDE... Also, now it's so easy to install software in Linux, given a distro that setups a proper yum or apt configuration out of the box. I'm mean seriously...you have a GUI where you type in a search bar the name or description of the app you want, double click, and bam, it's installed. Ridiculously easy. And it's all free. Can't beat that.
  7. [HowTo] Mobility X300; QE/CL w/ Widescreen

    Anyone use this method to get the x300 running at 1920x1200? I tried, but failed. When OSX starts, the screen kinda freezes and fades to be all messed up.
  8. Doh, I downloaded the 10.4.5 update from Apple looking for Radeon KEXTs, but I couldn't find them (using Pacifist). Can anybody email me the 10.4.5 Radeon KEXTs please? Apparently the 10.4.6 ones don't work. Please send to tren75mg@yahoo.com. Thank you.
  9. Funny you mention that, I'm trying it right now. No luck though and it's slow going cuz I keep having to boot the OSX installer to fix the KEXTs when it doesn't work.
  10. Sigmatel C-Major Audio

    +1 I'm in the same boat. Thanks for the help.
  11. Awesome, thanks...that fixed the problem. Did you notice when the Darwin bootloader comes up, your Windows (or Linux) partition shows up before the OSX partition? Maybe the Darwin bootloader is set to load the first entry by default..? Mine looks like this: NTFS hd(0, 1) OSX hd(0, 2) Maybe it just automatically tries to boot the first entry.
  12. +1 eagerly waiting for widescreen resolutions. I have a Dell 6000d with ATI Mobility Radeon x300, native resolution 1920x1200. OSX only gives me 1600x1200. Close, but no cigar.
  13. I installed 10.4.6 HotISO and followed the chain loading instructions. So when I reboot my machine, the windows boot loader gives me two choices: Windows or OSX. I choose OSX and immediately get shown the Windows boot loader screen again. No errors or anything. I am sure that OSX is installed on a primary partition as well as it has the boot flag. I tried copying the kernel from the install DVD over the kernel that got installed, just to be sure. It didn't help. My machine is a Pentium M Centrino laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000d). Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
  14. I installed 10.4.6 HotISO and followed the chain loading instructions. So when I reboot my machine, the windows boot loader gives me two choices: Windows or OSX. I choose OSX and immediately get shown the Windows boot loader screen again. No errors or anything. I am sure that OSX is installed on a primary partition as well as it has the boot flag. I tried copying the kernel from the install DVD over the kernel that got installed, just to be sure. It didn't help. My machine is a Pentium M Centrino laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000d). Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
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