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About martygearbox

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  1. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    10.6.2 on Lifehacker Hackintosh = No Boot I accidentally installed 10.6.2 on my Hackintosh (based specifically on the hardware from the Lifehacker post with one change - I am using a GIGABYTE GV-N98TSL-1GI 1GB silent video card) I was going to run the 10.6.2 combo updater, but of course, that can only be installed on the current boot drive. I have the Stella's V3 installed. Everything was working fine before. Luckily I have a clone from a month ago, so I can boot the machine, but I would like to resurrect the real desired boot drive. Any suggestions?
  2. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    In my case I am running Snow Leopard with a PCI nic - i think the trendnet card as used in the lifehacker guide
  3. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Here is an example: "12/12/09 8:13:33 AM SyncServer[3631] _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35"
  4. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Netflix ? I have a successful system with the TrenNet network card , running 10.6.1 and the V3 install. I am still having Netflix DRM issues and I see a lot of "...unable to determine UUID..." in the logs. Is there a fix for this? I saw a number of suggestions, but alot of them seemed to be related to 10.5.x.
  5. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Video Support - XFX 7300GT Following Lifehacker's install guide exactly yielded a running, but super loud, system. I looked for a quieter video card and grabbed an XFX 7300GT. It boots to the blue screen before desktop loads and then gets stuck in a loop. If I can't boot with this card, how do I find the device ID and other info? anyone know how to get this card to work? Also - Any other SILENT card suggestions?
  6. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Silent Video Card for this config? I created a matching setup using the hardware specified. I wanted a quieter video card. The 9800GTX was more powerful and louder than I wanted. I grabbed a XFX 7300GT and after using EFI studio to modify the boot plist, I got it working. Only issue now is the lack of Quartz Extreme (required by iMovie). Can anyone recommend a silent card that support QE or give me some tips on getting QE to work with the 7300 ?
  7. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    I saw that before (about using Chess to test QE), but I am not sure that is a valid test. I am able to move a pawn in Chess, but I still get no other QE effects (translucent menubar, widget add effects, etc) and iMovie won't start because of the lack of QE.
  8. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Quartz Extreme not working with 32 bit kernel I set a 32 bit flag in the com.apple.Boot.plist in the Extra folder to get 32 bit kernel so that Parallels will work. Everything works, but no Quartz Extreme. How can I get QE working with 32 bit Kernel?
  9. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    I am using an Apple thin aluminum keyboard. Plugged in directly, it would not wake. However, when I hook up the box to my KVM switch, I could wake the machine (same keyboard). If you have PME events on and still get no keyboard wake, try different keyboards and usb config. Quartz Extreme not working I want to use iMovie, but Quartz Extreme is not available. I have the same hardware as the lifehacker post. How can I enable Quartz Extreme? Are there other cards that support it? What would I need to do if I selected another vid card?
  10. Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Bought the same hardware and used the no hack method. Everything is working great with no major issues. My minor issue is the inability to wake from sleep using the keyboard. I can only get it to wake by hitting the power switch. Anyone having this issue or know a solution? Another note: when I started the project I already had a portable drive with a Snow Leopard install partition (created using the disk utility restore function). I could not find my SL disk image, so I used the portable drive and Carbon Copy Cloner to put it on my USB stick. I then ran the installer to patch it. Upon booting, the USB stick would kernel panic about 10 seconds after the grey apple. When I actually used the disk image restore method and disk utility as described in the post, it worked like a charm.