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About Inopia

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  1. I don't have my 2710p yet, but it should arrive soon. I'm very interested in putting OSX on it. I've done a little digging and found the iwidarwin project for the wireless NIC, and tabletmagic for the wacom touchscreen. http://thinkyhead.com/tabletmagic/ http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/ I'll look into the other components when I get the notebook.
  2. OSx86

    I think it's time for a 'the hackintosh karma project'. Maybe this site, or something like osx86project, can host a donation button we can all dump, say, 10 bucks in. The money can then go to a good (politically neutral) cause like aids research or, ofcourse, we could use it to buy the programmers at apple random thinkgeek swag - because those are the people that have been working so hard to give us the OS we all love so much. I personally feel kinda bad for stealing OSX, and in the spirit of karma, would certainly donate some of the cash that apple isn't willing to take from me through legal channels to a good cause. Any thoughts?
  3. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    After three days of tinkering, I gave up on getting dual boot to work. I've tried basically every trick in the book and a couple of new ones. I have tried installing windows first, on a 30gig NTFS partition, and then getting OSX to boot from a second primary AF partition but no dice. It looks like the darwin boot loader gets stuck on scanning for partitions or smth. I have tried installing OSX first, and then adding a second partition (NTFS) and installing windows on there. Windows won't boot, and the installer CD actually crashes during the 'scanning hardware' step. All in all, I've installed both operating systems at least three or four times now, and it basically just doesn't work in any setup. Right now, OSX is running happily from the its partition at the start of my 200gb disk, but windows won't run from the second partition. The darwin bootloader thoroughly crashes when I press f8 at startup too I've been able to dual boot win32/vista/ubuntu from the same disk before, so I suppose darwin is the real {censored} in this situation. Another problem could be the fact that I am using a leftover 200gb PATA disk instead of SATA. Oh well, in a couple of weeks I'm getting my salary from the uni, wich means I'll be able to buy a cheap SATA disk and then we can give dual booting from two seperate disks a try. In the meanwhile I'm trying to get used to OSX. It's really tough because I really feel lost. For instance, when I am coding in Eclipse, the 'end' button takes me to the end of the entire text, unlike to the end of the line like in win32/linux (any fixes for that anyone?) Another annoyance is the mouse wich slows down when you move it slowly (it becomes more 'accurate', can I turn that off somewhere?) Another issue is the virtual desktop support. I am using something called 'desktop manager', but I can't seem to persuade it to actually move open windows to other desktops. What are you guys using? I did get sound to work quite easily, thanks for the support everyone! Now all I need is to install the GLan driver and I'm done. I'm really liking OSX from a first glance. The filesystem is much more logical than with Lunix, and it's much more geeky than windows. It's a nice in-between for me! Picture of my set-up: (laptop on the right is win32) xbench speed is 135.05
  4. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    XanthraX: when installing, select 'custom', and select both the common (intel+AMD) and SSE3 packages. You don't need GMA900 support.
  5. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Right, and now it has somehow managed to throw away all my partitions. This is fun
  6. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Yep, no boot, not even once. Right now I'm trying it again from square one. I have a 30gb partition, primary, id=af and the rest of the disk is clean. I'm going to install OSX on there, clean, only select SSE3 and no other packages just to eliminate all other causes. I'm quite sure I'll just have to put up with a couple more tries before I can celebrate I just remember btw, when I installed OSX the first time I deselected all printer drivers and all language extensions. Maybe that broke it? Also I had a realtek lan card in there (because when I ordered the machine the glan driver wasn't available yet) so I took that out as well. Yes, I am that desperate
  7. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Topazbar: yep, tried booting single mode too :/
  8. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Topazbar: I've tried -x, doesn't work. I've tried removing the 915 kext, I've tried removing the AppleHWSensor, fiddled with the bios, stood on my head but still nothing. :/
  9. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    I have this board, but I can't get OSX to work for me. It locks when booting (blue screen, wasn't I trying to get away from those?). When I boot with -v I can see it locks on - display: family specific matching fails I selected both SSE3 and GMA900 packages on install, any ideas? ps: I have the conroe dvi, an E6300, 1GB ram. I have two primary partitions of 30gb each, first is XP, second is active and has OSX. pps: bios version is 1.2 ppps: osx version is jas 10.4.6
  10. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Great news, I think porting lunix drivers to OSX is going to help make it much more popular!
  11. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    @infamous: typo, should be E6300
  12. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    @Ryanux: thanks for the heads up. I think I'll just shop around for a nice silent cooler then. I suppose when it comes to noise the fact that I don't use a seperate videocard will save me a fan
  13. ASrock Conroe945G-DVI

    Hello, I've just ordered the ASRock conroe945G-DVI, along with an E6100 and a gig of memory. I'm a hardcore windows user (grew up on DOS and graphics programming), but I find I need a UNIX like environment for development every once in a while. So I decided to give osx a try, after having tried a couple of linux distributions (and hated them all). Osx86 is also a great way for developers to test their code on the mac platform without having to buy one of those expensive glossy computers. In any case, I've been reading this thread and ofcourse I want to thank everybody for sharing their experiences, it will make my life so much easier when I get around to installing OSX. The only thing I was wondering about is cooling. I've been reading these core duos run a bit hot. Is it possible to passively cool them nontheless? I would be interested into making the whole thing run silent.