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About itsafunkything

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  1. Best Online Backups for OSX

    If you are one of the early users of Microsoft Skydrive then you maybe lucky enough to have 25Gb. With that and SkyDrive software for Mountain Lion have sorted out my on-line back up requirements. Also see no mention of Box.net which provide 50Gb free on some accounts with desktop sync software.
  2. Getting started with Snow Leopard vanilla install

    Ok, I just read here http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1139 that the Snow Leopard disk that comes with the Macbook is locked for Macbooks. That would explain a lot why I hit the brick wall right at the start with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method. But I'd still like to hear some success stories with this config and any tips Especially since the hardware is nearly identical to a late 2009 27" iMac.
  3. G'day all, I recently put together a new Desktop with the following config. Intel Core i5 750 Processor Gigabyte P55A UD4 Mother Board Kingston DDR3 1333Mhz 4x2Gb RAM ATI 4850 X2 512Mb Graphics Card I did not select these components hoping to build a hackintosh but turns out this spec is very close to the Late 2009 iMac 21-27 inch line up. http://support.apple.com/kb/SP576 Seeing this I am very tempted to try to get Snow Leopard running on my machine - with a vanilla kernel that would enable me to install updates without having to fiddle around. I already have a macbook and the Snow Leopard 10.6.1 install disk that come with it. My question is, is it likely that I'd be able to have a vanilla OSX Snow Leopard running on my machine? I have done some research and I am quite confused as to which approach to take. Last night I tired the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported method described by tonymacx86 using the Snow Leopard DVD I got with my macbook but I could not even get into the installer. Can anyone please give me some pointers to get started? Cheers!
  4. is speedstep needed for osx to be fast?

    thanks i might give it a try. just hate to disobey the rule.. "if it iant broke don't fix it" as for intel speedstep it seems to be a hardware throttling tool http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-106649...o-more-coolbook may help saving power.
  5. is speedstep needed for osx to be fast?

    this is somewhat off topic, sorry. but when you said you updated to 10.5.8 from 10.5.6, did you use the live update? i was afraid to do this thinking it may interfere with the hacked kernel in iPC version.
  6. did the sleep work? i have sleep disabled at the moment. and would like to have that functionality as i tend to leave the computer for long times while doing work.
  7. Shutdown/Sleep issue

    After a lot of effort I have managed to get a satisfactorily working OSX 10.5.6 desktop. I have couple of odd issues that I can live with but would like to sort out if there is a solution. Main one is that if my computer goes to sleep, it won't wake up again. Crashing everything. Also when I shutdown, the PC goes into a state where the monitor is off and it's still running. Then I have to manually switch it off using the power button. I have read that this is a common issue but I am not sure which patch to apply. My system is an Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT processor with Gigabyte 8IPE 1000 Pro 2 mother board. Could someone kindly guide me as to which patch that would be recommended? Thanks.
  8. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    I have a rather strange problem. I installed the Intel Pro 100 ve drivers with the installation and it works. But the issue is OSX thinks the cable is unplugged every time I start the computer. When I physically unplug and plug the cable back in I get a connection. Does that mean I still have to install the IONetworkingFamily.kext_10.5.6_WORKING.zip?
  9. ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    ok i went home and tried.. and it worked a charm first i installed without any video drivers and the os didn't boot. then i used natit driver and got osx to boot and then installed the driver package. thank you so much for providing this. here are the results.. i have an ATI Radeon 2600 HD Pro AGP but it shows as HD 2600 XT PCI... Anyway... ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Type: Display Bus: PCI VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9587 Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236 Displays: BenQ E2200HD: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Display Connector: Status: No display connected
  10. ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    disclaimer: there are 100 pages on this thread so i havent read every single reply. i'm assuming it's better to do a fresh install with no graphics drivers selected and then to install this package? i'm at work now and i will try this soon as i get home. i recently bought an ATI Radeon 2600 HD AGP card to try OSX Leopard (since I had no luck getting my ATI Radeon 9600XT to work other than in basic AGP) and so far I got it to work using just the Natit driver. I get Quartz GL Supported, CI Software, but no Quartz Extreme. hoping this package will do the trick. fingers crossed.
  11. ATI Radeon 9600

    yeah i managed to get OSX 10.5.6 iPC running on my rig with Natit driver. But I also only have 1024x768. I just can't work in that resolution. Wondering whether to buy a supported Nvidia card on ebay... btw my pc is Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz with HT Gigabyte 8IPE 1000 Pro 2 mobo 2Gb Ram ATI Radeon 9600XT 256Mb gfx On board AC97 sound (works) & Intel Pro ethernet (works) I installed Voodoo Kernel with Intel ICHx chipset driver & Natit video driver.
  12. ATI Radeon 9600

    what resolutions do you get?