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About Roo_Roo

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  1. Introduce yourself.

    Welcome to the forum all!!
  2. Un saluto calorosissimo a tutto il forum!

    Welcome to the board!
  3. T61+docking station

    Hi all, When running a T61 hackbook through a docking station, has anybody ever gotten the DVI port to work after logging in? Mine boots up fine displaying the Apple logo but as soon as it logs in, it reverts to using the internal LCD only. Cheers, Roo_Roo
  4. Welcome to me!

    Welcome to the forum!
  5. Closed Lid (Clamshell) Mode Problem

    Thanks Sam - I'll definitely look into that! I don't suppose you have a link to a decent DSDT editor? A quick google search turns up lots of different ones! *EDIT* Ignore the link request - I've found one in the forum. I'll report back with what I find!
  6. Quiet/fanless vanilla video card with Dual-DVI & HDMI

    I encountered one of these the other day... http://www.diamondmm.com/BVU195.php while looking for a way to make a hackbook drive two external monitors. I'm not sure if it's any good for your needs but might be worth checking out? It would also get around the need for a low profile card too and it has mac drivers written for it.... http://www.displaylink.com/support/mac_downloads.php
  7. Closed Lid (Clamshell) Mode Problem

    Anybody else have any suggestions, comments or input on this?
  8. saluto iniziale

    Welcome to the board!
  9. Closed Lid (Clamshell) Mode Problem

    Thanks for the reply! I have found a couple of apps, one called InsomniaX and the other SleepLess (the first being free) that are supposed to stop macbooks going to sleep with the lid closed. I've not had chance to test them yet but I'm a bit worried that the internal LCD of the T61 will not turn off with these running, which would cause some serious heat buildup. I would really like to get this working without using third party software but if I can't figure it out then I will give InsomniaX a try as a last resort. Even though clamshell mode is deemed safe I'll probably buy one of the koolsink stands to combat heat problems anyway, as they're not too expensive. I've also found while reading a thread on macrumours that one guy has said this mode isn't supported while running on batteries. He then goes on to describe the exact symptoms I experience when I try to use clamshell mode despite me having my mains power connected. That to me points at a power management problem, as though the hackbook can't tell the difference between running on mains power and battery power at present. I should add that I don't have any power/battery icon in the top right hand corner of the screen at present, nor do I have the option in my power saving settings to show the power status on the desktop. So, I may look at trying to get that to work and try a few different PowerManagment.bundle files. Thanks for the comment! I'm not too worried about the heat issues. I've been hunting around the mac forums and they say clamshell mode is quite safe. One guy had even opened a dialogue over email with one of the senior people at Apple and the Apple guy had basically said he used his machine in clamshell mode 90% of the time. I'm pretty sure Apple wouldn't condone doing this if it wasn't perfectly safe. Can you imagine how many busted macbooks they would get back for repair?
  10. Machine: Lenovo T61 Thinkpad (7659-AT5) Distro: Leo4Allv3 (upgraded to Leopard 10.5.6) Kernel: Vanilla What I want to do: Run my hackbook in closed lid (clamshell) mode. What I've tried:- - Connected external monitor, usb mouse and usb keyboard. - Closed the lid; hackbook goes into sleep mode. - Move mouse (or pressed a key on the usb keyboard) to awaken hackbook The problem: After several seconds of running in closed lid mode, the hackbook goes back into sleep mode. If I move the mouse or press a key on the usb keyboard, it does wake up again but it's impossible to use the machine like this. Is this a power management problem and, if so, what do I need to do to fix it? As always, any help would be greatly appreciated!
  11. New Member Introduction

    When you're booting up, do you get as far as the bootloader screen (the screen where you are asked to press f8 for options)? If you do, hit F8 and at the boot: prompt, type -v then hit enter. This will start to load up your installation of OSX and when it hangs, which it sounds like it is doing, post the details up of where it has hung.
  12. How Long...

    Lol! Deep! Thanks Alessandro! I had a feeling it was down to post count and not length of time registered, because I signed up a while back when I was researching how to get OSX running on my T61. Great forum though - easily the best one I've encountered for this kind of stuff!
  13. How Long...

    ... are you considered a new user on the forum? I've searched around the forum rules but it mentions nothing about it.