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  1. Saving prefpane settings

    Anyone? Alternately, if I'm shopping for a new board, what's my best option to not encounter this issue?
  2. Saving prefpane settings

    I'm lost on this one. I cannot get the preference panel settings to persist across a reboot. I've added the settings loader to startup items. I've tried saving the settings and then locking the info.plist file (this works in that the file isn't modified, but it also isn't read). What's the secret? Where does the driver look on boot for it's initial settings? Is there a way to give the driver a kick and tell it to go re-read the config?
  3. LAN Networkcard PCIe OOB wanted

    I'm also looking for something native. My onboard Realtek + lnx2mac driver just poops the bed when stopping vmware. I've found very pricey Sonnet cards, and Intel cards that seem like they should work. I don't mind editing a kext plist... My main goal is to be using a native Mac driver and not the lnx2mac or other 3rd party drivers. Any card under $40 that fits the bill is good. Any pointers? (Yes, been through the HCLs, all of them, not interested in PCI, need PCI-e for GigE).
  4. QE/CI On nVidia Geforce 8400 GS

    Can you share which method you used to find your device ID under snow leopard?
  5. Anyone? This is really the big standout. I've got my LAN issues fixed, don't care about front panel sound, but getting the video working correctly is a big one. edit: well now I'm stumped... After more googling, I read that in SL, QE and CI may not be correctly reported even if they are working. A few peopled noted that if I get the "ripple" in dashboard, a working front row, and a transparent menu bar, QE and CI are enabled. All of those work for me. Can anyone confirm that info? Is there a way to tweak things so it's correctly reported? If there's another forum that's more appropriate, point me to it! Thanks
  6. Howdy, Wow! I got this thing installed last night using chameleon. Once I figured out what exactly chameleon was doing, it kind of made sense. Rather than boot from USB for install, I used a spare drive. I added some kexts, a dsdt file and boot.plist file from this post, which is kind of old and references 10.5. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=192895 My main problems so far are: -No CI/QE/CL on my Asus 8400GS (nvidia). I have not tried any "enablers", but have used chameleon's graphics enabler, that guy's dsdt linked above, and EFI Studio strings in the boot.plist. The result is the same with any combination of the above, right now I've removed the DSDT file since it seems to do nothing, and the plist. I figure if chameleon at least gets the card recognized, simple is better. What's my best route from here to get graphics acceleration going. -LAN works with a download of a kext from Realtek. Connectivity works, but all AFP connections seem to fail - I assume this is the "bonjour problem". How do I remedy that? Where's the source for the latest correct kext? -Audio works for output on rear panel, but no input with a downloaded kext. Again, good source for a recent one? -I had to remove sleep enabler after 10.6.2 upgrade due to a KP with it loaded. Restart and shutdown work great. Sleep works in that it goes to sleep, but nothing will wake it. If anyone has any pointers, the big problems I want to solve and understand are the video issues (I need acceleration for the crazy HTPC stuff I want to use), and sleep. A few days of googling can probably find me the LAN/Sound stuff, but I'm really, really stumped with all these options on video. I don't know if one of these other video enabler methods will get the card to run accelerated or not... Thanks! And if anyone has questions about the install method I used, feel free to ask or PM. The basic install went REALLY well and was really fast.
  7. Cool, thanks for the info. I know that in all my googling I'd seen some reference to NVidia cards in general having issues on the SL updates. I don't need perfection (especially at this price), and I'd imagine that eventually things will get fixed up - from what I understand there's a ton of nvidia cards in use in the hackintosh community and plenty in real macs as well (two real macs in my house have nvidia gpus). Chasing the "perfect" hardware seems like a kind of futile waste of time... Plus, the thing is going to be for tv watching, so if it works at 10.6.1 for now, that's fine.
  8. Hello all, From looking at the wiki here and some googling, I think this combo should fly: $54 Mainboard - Asus P5KPL-AM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131369 $32 Video - Asus EN8400GS (Nvidia 8400) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814121360 $65 Processor - Intel E5200 2.5GHz Dual Core 64-bit - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116072 $47 RAM 2x1GB - Kingston DDR2 800 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134487 $55 HD 500GB - WD Caviar Green 32MB cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136358 $26 DVD burner - LG SATA - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136177 $45 Case - Cheap, Red, Desktop, may need to spraypaint the red - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811192089 This is for a simple HTPC running Plex. The goal is CHEAP. For starters, it's just going to feed a SD TV with S-Video. What gave me the most trouble is that most of the "cheap builds" I was finding relied on older Gigabyte boards that aren't even available used on EBay anymore. I'd appreciate any feedback before I submit this order tonight! Thanks, C
  9. Howdy, I'm looking to build an HTPC based on the Asus P5N7A-VM board. For now, I have an older TV with S-Video/composite input. I've been googling around, and it looks like it's hard to get S-Video outputs going on a hackintosh. I don't need dual output - the TV will be the only "monitor". I'll be running Plex... Is it possible, or should I resort to some type of outboard converter? Should I be looking at another video chipset, or is NVidia my best bet to get S-Video going?