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  1. Just how safe is your hackintosh?

    So the short answer is we do not know but it's open source so we can easily determine through viewing the code. That is IF one is compiling themselves and not downloading precompiled kexts and tools that may not be releasing their code. Audio is sorta kinda different because of the way it just remaps what is already there. Not much to really hack in there. Where I am starting to focus are on the utilities we are using. Kext Utility, Kext Wizard, Chameleon Wizard, Anything on XXnyMac, etc. We simply do not know. What can they steal from me? Well true. I am sure if you want to see selfies and other photos go for it. I have shown more off in public or on Facebook or etc. I guess my fear is my hack becoming a conduit for payload deliveries. It's a valid concern. I could use a packet sniffing tool but honestly I would not know how to decipher it (yet). Most of my custom mac friends wouldn't either. They would likely know how to get the machine running but that's about it. There are so many obscure ports out there anyway. It's hard enough to keep track of what I do know. Conclusion: Inconclusive. More data required.
  2. I have come across some articles and doing my best to avoid a flame war. I am not trolling here. I love hackintoshing, custom macs, etc. I have been doing this since 2007. What I read recently from fireeye is disturbing. In case anyone is unaware, APT28 is a possible Russian cyber infiltration unit responsible for much of our enterprise data breeches. Before I continue, I do not nor would I never use a hackintosh in a corporate environment. I do not wear a tin foil hat on my head. I do know that fighting malware is daily occurrence on Windows PCs from my own personal experience. What I would like to know is if anyone has bothered to verify the tools we use for security? Let's face it. I love all of developers but an unusually high number are coming from Russia. Does that mean all Russians are bad? Not at all. Is it something that keeps me up at night? No. Do I have a cause for concern? Absolutely. I am slowly moving toward actual Apple laptops and Desktops especially after reading about the spying that is going on. Does that mean my own country in which I love is innocent? No way. I love my country but I know "it goes on" everywhere. I don't want to go down that road. I am merely putting this out there: Have we tested these tools for security?
  3. I have been trying to figure out how to do that. I used a UUID from my old build in mavericks. It stopped working when I before I switched from Chameleon(Mavericks) to Clover (Yosemite is now officially clover). I tried the 7777 fix and it worked. Switching to clover-Yosemite broke it... Again. All the fixes state to use some MLB key in the config.plist in RT Variables, however, on the clover wiki it states that this section is deprecated and no longer used. So I am completely at a loss how to apply the 7777 fix in Clover.
  4. Location services not working

    Mine does not work as well. I read somewhere, on the internet, that location services requires a real Airport device. The option, I believe, would be to get a mPCIe adapter that is the same chipset and put it in a PCIe slot with a card that accepts it. That is the only thing I can think of. I have not tried it but both of my hacks no longer do location services. I spent too much time looking and gave up. If there *is* a real fix then I am all ears.
  5. Nolls, Stick with what you know. I am a veteren hackintosh'r who has been around since 2006. I have seen so many disto's and methods during my time. My advice to you is use the method you feel most comfortable with. Unfortunately you will get people on the forums who try to rip other forums or methods because the community has fractured. Just ignore them and follow what you know. If you know kakewalk then you know enough and there isn't much it does but package your extra and provide a nice DSDT. My advice to you is when building your box, make a disk image of your fresh install using carbon copy cloner so you can always revert back to the beginning. Partition your drive so you can boot into your test system and once you feel comfortable, use migration wizard to move all your existing apps and profiles over. Nada bing bada boom. No fuss no muss. Also, time machine can be your best friend. If you apply and update that sends your system south, you can boot up with your USB stick and restore to the point on your drive when it worked. THAT is my advice to you. You have all the tools you need and you know as much as any pro. Good luck, I will be doing a kakewalk and manual method tonight on two boxes just for fun.
  6. Stupid Question - When you say "Purchase and download Lion from the Mac App Store on any Lion compatible Mac running Snow Leopard." Does this include hackintosh computers that meet the same specs as a Core2 or Core i series motherboard or does this mean only available from Apple Branded PCs?
  7. GMA X4500

    They are different but they also aren't much different. While it is true they are not the same GPU paradigm, rather than making a huge step forward, intel just borrowed heavily from the off die 4500 and put it on the same CPU. So there is not a significant difference between the x4500 and the GM45 aka GMA5700 GPU's. From what my source is telling me (that works on intel GMA/UMA drivers at on of the -other- PC Mfgs), they are quite similar. In THEORY they should be highly portable but that is only in theory. At least from what he is telling me that is similar to what they are doing over where he is working for testing purposes. I've already tried recruiting him to help us but he's busy working on Windoze stuff :-\
  8. netkas site closed ?!

    Please tell me this is an april fools day joke.
  9. new trackpad driver? 1000H

    I felt it was much smoother than the original. The original seems to be on meth or something. It's all twitchy and speedy... :-)
  10. Are you using the vanilla kexts? I brought back the patched kexts from 10.6.2 and I am wondering if those kexts in 10.6.3 need to be patches. I also found this article that shows how to patch your dsdt in order to get display resume. I have to get to work early this AM so I won't be able to try it until I get home later this evening. Feel free to try it: http://www.infinitemac.com/f84/various-dsdt-mods-t1960/ Fix blank screen on wake.. On the 1000H, the screen is blank on wake, you will need to press the brightness key to turn it on. Current fix is to use Sleep watcher and Reggie to write direct to turn it on. By modding the DSDT to set brightness, you can fix this issue. Method (WAK, 1, NotSerialized) //WAKE up { \_SB.PCI0.SBRG.EC0.EC0W (Arg0) \_SB.PCI0.NWAK (Arg0) \_SB.PCI0.SBRG.SWAK (Arg0) LPWK (Arg0) Store(\_SB.ATKD.PBLG(),local0) //---> Get Brightness level from NVS \_SB.ATKD.PBLS(local0) //---> Set Brightness level. } Add the 2 red lines to reset the brightness on wake. Your Method name might be different on your system, look for something similar. you also need to find out which method to get and set brightness. can be used for some other issue.
  11. new trackpad driver? 1000H

    I have found the fix for the trackpad issue. It is over at the voodooprojects labs. Basically it requires you to remove the AppleACPIPS2NUB kext and replace it with the voodoops2controller package (do not install the optional trackpad support) This will enable the Elantech trackpad as a generic mouse but the double click still doesn't go away. It does however allow you to adjust that speed issue. http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,191.0.html
  12. I am having the same issue on an EeePC 1000heb netbook. By chance, are you using the GMA950 ?
  13. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    AUGH ! Correction. My display does not resume after sleep. I am trying to figure this one out. It has my confused. Anyone else have this problem?
  14. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    Works for me! Make sure you update your NBI to v 0.8.4 RC1
  15. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    I am only using the stock 1GByte RAM but found the Snow Leopard extras pack in the Eee PC 901 guide. There was some DSDT for 2gbyte ram. I wonder if that is what you may need? It is worth a shot. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=186596