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Aluminum Sponge

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    Wishing I could have a MacBookPro.....
  1. Hey all!! I would like to know if it is possible to disable icon preview, but only for network volumes?? I'm fine with the Leopard Finder generating a preview for local files, but when i'm accessing my remote WebDAV or SMB network volumes, it chokes and freezes the Finder momentarily. I know you can do it on a per window basis by un-checking it in the "Show View Options" palette window, but I connect to alot of various network shares so would love to disable it globally. Any ideas??
  2. Sticky Keyboard Problem

    OMGGG after further inspection and testing, it probably could be seminary fluids and I insisted he has to replace it, but he's a total cheapskate... I dunno... I just sniffed and some of it got onto my lips, no wonder it tasted familiar.... I will try to pry off the keys and soak them in some bleach or something!! Anyone ever have a similar experience??
  3. Hi all... I have a bit of a weird problem. I went away for the weekend and left my roommate alone in our room. When I came back today, I discovered some strange milky residue on my expensive new keyboard. It appears to be a sticky white/clear liquid like gelatin and taste salty. My roommate swears he has no idea what happened, but had some people over last night. I'm afraid if I power on my computer will it short circuit?? What should I do?? Thanks for any help.
  4. i need drivers for RTL8139

    Simple. If he had asked appropriately in the RIGHT avenues (many other threads on RTL8139 issues, for example) he would have found his answer HIMSELF.
  5. What made it go so much faster?? Using Munky's method in general or something else??
  6. Leopard 10.5.2 Transparent Menu Re-Enabler

    What happened to your 10.5.4 install after u ran this package?? Did it hose it?? Pity it looked so good, wish they was a legitimate way to re-enable it like 10.5 and 10.5.1 had it.....
  7. Leopard 10.5.2 Transparent Menu Re-Enabler

    OMGGGG!! U serious?? Thanks why i asked... I jus got my iHack configured and workin nice, was wonding if something like this would mess up 10.5.5. Why is this guy bumpin back up his thread all de time if it's destroying any non 10.5.2 install !?!?
  8. jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5

    Well i'm glad i was able to solve (or at lesat direct to...) everyones problem... But I still have the same problem for myself (flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5), except i dont have a Seagate 1.5TB drive..... Anyone else?
  9. Leopard 10.5.2 Transparent Menu Re-Enabler

    Was jus wondering, is this safe for use as we update our computers (10.5.5 now instead of 10.5.2) ?? Eg, wont Apple be modifying HIToolbox over time (with 10.5.6, etc) and revert your change or does HIToolbox hardly get updated?? I work so hard to get something 100% Vanilla (EFI Boot method, etc), dont want to break when apple releases an update....! Thanks
  10. jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5

    Hi Yves, I'm glad my link was helpful. I spent quite some time and scoured Google to research anything I could about that error. It appears to be a problem with certain hard drives themselves, such as my Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB and your Seagate 1.5TB (which the person in my link also prob has). The question is, is this a harmless incompatibility between HFS+Journaling and our specific drives or a symptom impending drive failure. My Maxtor 6Y080L0 is a few months old and I dont remember seeing this error the whole time in my system.log. Yet you tested it with 4 brand new Seagate 1.5TB units and all got the same thing, correct?? Unless you somehow picked up 4 bad drives (!!), it looks like an incompatibility in how HFS+Journaling tries to do its business. Yves, try disable Journaling one of your 1.5TB's and see if the error goes away for that disk (hold down option FIRST and go to File > Disable Jornaling in Disk Utility). Update: But the problem also appears to be more than OS X HFS+Journaling specific. According to this post, its affecting Ubuntu and Windows users too. 8 pages their of this same weirdness when it comes to journaling and flushing disk cache operations. According to that long thread, Seagate is saying its an OS issue (bug in Linux kernel, Windows drivers), or a chipset issue (cant access drive so big as 1.5 TB). But i have a small ole 80GB Maxtor, which I wonder if they have any firmware update for... Anyone else with this error? What model drive do you have??
  11. i need drivers for RTL8139

    Yes, it was smart. I was doing the better thing and actually searching the forum to find answers to my technical questions, waaayy back to topics SEVEN months ago and not the knee jerk "HELP ME, i'm stupid, can you make my OSx86 work?????" post that's pure lazyness and starting to proliferate around here. People so many times the answers to your simple questions can be found in a simple Forum search or Google and doing a bit of reading. Pure laziness and stupidity for him to even open this 1 sentence thread when the answers are all around!!! Thanks you.
  12. i need drivers for RTL8139

    exactly...! GIYF ppl...
  13. Wont Boot any Disc

    So what did you do exactly to fix the "flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5"?? I'm getting that problem. What is your make and model of your 80 GB HDD??
  14. jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5

    I'm getting this exact same error: Nov 3 21:39:33 Aluminum-Sponge kernel[0]: jnl: disk0s2: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5 disk0s2 is an HFS+Journaling partition on an internal PATA used for storage. Main startup disk is a SATA 120 GB (Full specs in sig). I have deleted and formated the volume over and over. Now i'm thinkin about deleting the whole disk (it also contains a WinXP install) to see if that fixes it. Ironically, same 80GB Maxtor on Primary Master as you screamroad: Name : Maxtor 6Y080L0 Type : Disk Partition Map Scheme : Master Boot Record Disk Identifier : disk0 Media Name : Maxtor 6Y080L0 Maxtor 6Y080L0 Media Type : Generic Connection Bus : ATA Connection ID : Device 0 Device Tree : /PCI0@0/IDE0@1F,1/CHN0@0/@0:0 Writable : Yes Ejectable : No Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No Location : Internal Total Capacity : 76.3 GB (81,964,302,336 Bytes) S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified Disk Number : 0 Partition Number : 0 What are you full system specs screamroad? I dont remember seeing this error all that long (routinely check system.log). A Google search indicates the problem tends to happen with XServers with RAID devices. Others with this problem also report a 15-20 sec delay accessing files on the volume, but I dont get this delay. The drive works as perfect and fsck_hfs always reports it good. Yes, disabling Journaling will prevent the error, but I have frequent power outages and would like to have Journaling enabled. It appears to be a drive specific issue according to here. If you're having this problem too, please post the HD make and model! Alsouseful.. Any clues at all what could be causing it?? More important, is it harmless? Thanks for any guidance,
  15. i need drivers for RTL8139

    u really are too stupid....