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About greeze

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  1. Try booting into single-user or safe mode and put your original files back where they were. If that doesn't work, try booting with a Darwin install CD and do it from there.
  2. Probably. Since it relies on an Intel kext, it's possible that Tiger never loads it for you. I should probably update the first post with that info.
  3. I'm not sure. Do you have an Intel chipset? Are you using both kexts from the first post?
  4. I dunno. What kind of speeds are you getting currently? Also, someone earlier in the thread mentioned that booting with platform=x86pc disables it on his machine.
  5. I think that's normal and good enough. I've been reading that reads/writes under the Random disk test are pretty slow. When I get home tonight, I'll post my before/after scores so people can get a general idea.
  6. All platform flags?

    What are all the platform flags, and what do they do? I know about the existence of x86pc and ACPI... But now I read that you can do both at the same time? (platform=ACPI|x86pc) What does this accomplish? And what platform is being loaded when I don't use a platform flag at all? It's apparently neither ACPI nor x86pc since it behaves differently from both of those on my machine. Mostly just curious. Thanks in advance.
  7. Looks all right to me. My score was 5. I think you're okay.
  8. I really doubt this can harm your hard drive, but no promises. This fix is for people who are getting xbench disk test scores of around 5 (below 10, anyway). Copying large files takes a REALLY long time, and CPU usage goes way up. If you're not having problems like that, then you probably don't need this fix.
  9. You can download the cd image from here: http://www.opendarwin.org/downloads/8.0.1/...nx86-801.iso.gz I'm in XP right now, and I'm afraid to use ultraISO to get the file (should I be worried about any kind of corruption and whatnot?). Later today, when I boot into Tiger, I'll upload that kext for you. Edit: Okay, I uploaded it. See the first post. But you should grab that Darwin image anyway, since it's likely to come in handy in the future.
  10. Force a kext to load at startup?

    Thank you, that was very clear. Unfortunately, the text "kextload" doesn't appear anywhere in my /etc/rc file. Could you give me an example of its usage, and where I should put it? Thanks very much.
  11. Okay, it's finally REALLY fixed now. I think. I hope. The mysterious unloading kext problem was related somehow to the IOATAFamily.kext file. Copying that file off the Darwin install CD fixed the problem for me. See the first post for details.
  12. I've discovered that if I remove the files: /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache /System/Library/Extensions.mkext Tiger will load certain kexts at boot just fine (as well as recreate those two files). Unfortunately, when I reboot a second time, the kexts that loaded just fine before will no longer load. (Specifically, I'm having troubles getting AppleIntelPIIXATA to load at boot. No prob if the kextcache and mkext files are NOT there, but it won't load if they are. ) How can I force a certain kext to load at every startup?
  13. Video Fullscreen

    No, that's not too slow. I was only getting 2 megs/sec on my harddrive, and heavy cpu usage whenever the disk was accessed. But I've finally fixed that. So I dunno. I'm having super-slow video issues, too. Maybe it's the geforce? I've got a 5950 Ultra. You?
  14. Okay, I think I've really figured it out. I removed my /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache file and my /System/Library/Extensions.mkext file and rebooted. This forces OSX to rebuild those files from scratch, which it did, this time including the AppleIntelPIIXATA kext. I haven't rebooted a SECOND time yet, but I'm thinking it'll stick this time. (Edit: Nope, it didn't stick. I have to remove those files everytime before I reboot in order to keep this speed boost. I don't get it.) (Incidentally, removing or moving these files may very well fix your kernel panic issues.)
  15. You can check your harddrive speed with Xbench: http://www.xbench.com/Xbench_1.2.dmg I'm getting about 2.3 megs/sec. In other words, garbage. I think you can install xcode if you have the Tiger install dvd or the dvd image. Mount the image in osx by double-clicking on it, then go hunting for the xcode installer. It's on there somewhere.