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  1. OSX 10.5.8 is now in software update

    I can confirm what a few others have said regarding fixing sleep. I have asus p5w-dh motherboard with intel e6600 core 2 duo and my sleep was not working either after upgrading to 10.5.8. I think I have fixed this as follows: Remove cpu power management disablers, eg NullCPUPowerManagement.kext Use AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext (I know we normally remove this) make sure ownership and permissions of kexts are correct sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext restart I was able to boot into 10.5.8 and could sleep (selecting sleep from the apple menu) and wake from sleep (by pressing a key on the keyboard. This might cause booting issues for some as I think AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext is not good for everybody so be careful. Maybe vanilla Apple 10.5.8 kernel now requires AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext for sleep to work? fabcat
  2. HFS+ Partition Error & Grub

    Probably have no ideas that you haven't already tried. I have not installed osx using an image. I installed with the installer from a jas disk and use grub too (with ubuntu and windows). Anyways, have you seen this: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...Partition_Error At the end they mention using lilo instead of grub to fix the HFS+ Partition Error. No idea why that helps. They also seem to have different entries in their menu.lst so that is probably easier to try messing with then changing to lilo: title OSX86 chainloader (hd0,0)/chain0 This sounds important too. I'd check this first - the bit about setting the partition type: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...ub_HFS.2B_Error "In my case it worked by running fdisk under Linux and then to change the partition type to af - (this wasn't set)" Other than that, It might be worth checking out some other install guides to see if they have anything relevant: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...allation_Guides good luck Fabcat
  3. fps in Quake III on a Hackintosh

    I have one inside the baseq3 folder which is inside the Quake3 folder. But it is an old file so I don't think it is used. Eg: Quake3/baseq3/q3config.cfg There is another one in here. I think this is the one that is used as for me it has been modified more recently: /Users/ <your current username> /Library/Application\ Support/Quake3/baseq3/q3config.cfg
  4. fps in Quake III on a Hackintosh

    Hi Alex, I think you are using a power pc version of quake3 (rather than a universal version) as your fps is quite low for your system specs. You can get an unofficial universal version here: http://www.sqonk.com.au/ download link http://www.sqonk.com.au/Quake3-MacOSX-IntelDevBox.zip
  5. NAT and VPN

    Are you sure this is on macosx? Ethernet interfaces are usually en0, en1 etc aren't they? Anyways try this and let us know if it works: - Open "System Preferences" - Select "Sharing" - Select the "Internet" tab - Share your connection from: your vpn interface - this is a pull down menu. (I think it should be the vpn interface rather than eth0/en0 but you can check that.) - To computers using: en1 (or eth1 if yours says that) - click on the "Start" button nice - it is all point and click Then on the other computers on your lan, get them to set the ip address of your hackintoshes eth1(en1) as their gateway (default route) address. If it doesn't work, you might have to mess with the firewall settings in the "firewall" tab. Maybe stop the firewall for testing if it is started. Good luck. Fabcat
  6. Oh My God

    Well done. The installer disks are getting really good aren't they. Looks like you need to get drivers for your video card. You want to get resolution changing working as well as core image (ci) and quartz extreme (qe). You can tell if they are working by opening System Profiler and looking in the Graphics/Displays section. For example mine looks like this: Radeon X1600Pro: Chipset Model: Radeon X1600Pro Type: Display Bus: PCIe VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x71c2 Revision ID: 0x0000 Displays: TFV6708SKHKW: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Display: Status: No display connected Since you are using 10.4.8 (rather than .9) you can probably try using this installer to set up your nvidia graphics card drivers: http://www.installers.dl.am/ Just make sure you are using an 8.8.1 kernel first. "uname -r" in the terminal should show you your kernel version. That site has a link to a thread with more details. Regards, fabcat
  7. fps in Quake III on a Hackintosh

    Thanks for letting us know there was a universal binary for quake 3. Just tried it and got the following (my system details are in my sig): with setting at high quality (800x600) I get: first run of demo (with 'timedemo 1' set): 566.5fps. second run: 570.1fps with setting at high quality (res changed to 1280x1024) I get: 249.8fps. second run 249.8fps with setting at normal (640x480) I get: 682.9fps, second run: 689.3fps with setting at fast (512x384 and ugly) I get: 693.1fps. second run: 699.2fps For other people who want to try this. press ~ in the main quake 3 screen to bring up the console. Type in: timedemo 1 then press enter and press ~ again to get out of the console. select the demo menu and run the demo that is listed. when the demo is finished, press ~ again to see what your average fps was. In quake 4 it sits around 60fps in general gameplay with not very high settings (high quality 1024x768 no shadows, no antialiasing). If I turn on shodows etc it slows down noticeably. fabcat
  8. Disk Insertion Error

    If you can use AHCI then that is great because I think it is native SATA and allows the disk to use features like NCQ so you might get better performance with this setting. I tried to use the AHCI setting ages ago when first setting up macosx but unfortunately for me it did not work for my set up. I found I had to set the following: configure sata as: standard ide (other options: ahci, raid) onboard ide operate mode: enhanced mode (others: compatible, disable) enhanced mode support on: s-ata (others s-ata+p-ata, p-ata) If I did not set this, I had problems booting macosx (I am using grub as a boot loader if that makes any difference) as well as problems with installing linux and windows on the same drive (they could not see the full capacity of the partitions). More details of the problems I had here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=234570 I suppose that now I have windows and linux installed, I might be able to update the windows asus device drivers and linux kernel so that they could see the full capacity of their partitions with AHCI, but I suspect I would still have problems with booting macosx. I think I will leave it as is because it is not too broken. Just thought I would post this in case other people have similar problems to me with AHCI.
  9. P5W DH Deluxe Wifi Driver?

    Your friend will need to delete the following: /System/Extensions/Library/rtl8187.kext /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache /System/Library/Extensions.mkext Does your friend have a way to make changes to the disk that macosx is on? Can he (or she) mount this disk on another system so that he can delete the files? If he can, he can try something like the following: sudo rm -rf /System/Extensions/Library/rtl8187.kext sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache sudo rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext That will uninstall the driver. I suspect that they can not make changes easily though so other things to try so that they can boot macosx and make the changes: Try to boot in single user mode. Not sure if this will work but it is worth a try. For instructions on booting in single user, try here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry258900 Once you are in single user mode (non graphical), you can try and delete using the commands above. If that doesn't work, let us know and I will try and work out how to fix it by booting from the macosx boot dvd. He should not have to reinstall the os.
  10. Disk Insertion Error

    The error we are seeing at startup is related to the 320.0 KB Config Disk, so your problem of having trouble erasing/formatting disk0s4 (note that it is disk and not disc as per your picture) is a different problem. You might want to start this up as a new thread so that more people will see it and be able to help you. In any case, a couple of things to look at: "Insufficient privileges" can mean that you are don't have enough permissions to make changes of this sort, kind of like file permissions. Are you logged in to macosx as an administrative user? I think you need to be logged in as an administrative user or root in order to make these changes. I expect you probably are logged in as an admin so this will probably not help. I don't know what gParted is - is that in linux?, but in regards to the other command, in macosx you probably want something like: sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0 rather than "fdisc /dev/sda" - note the spelling of fdisk. also note that when you use "sudo" it will ask for your password For me this outputs the following and is not interactive. You probably need to add additional options to this command for it to make changes: sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0 Disk: /dev/rdisk0 geometry: 38913/255/63 [625142448 sectors] Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: 07 0 1 1 - 1023 254 63 [ 63 - 63231777] HPFS/QNX/AUX *2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 63244062 - 51081680] HFS+ 3: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 114325785 - 51081680] HFS+ 4: 05 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 165407465 - 459734983] Extended DOS Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: 83 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 165421368 - 56934297] Linux files* 2: 05 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 222355665 - 402786783] Extended DOS 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: 82 0 1 1 - 1023 254 63 [ 222355728 - 1429722] Linux swap 2: 05 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 223785450 - 401356998] Extended DOS 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 223786584 - 401355864] HFS+ 2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused I wouldn't go messing with this command until you have a fairly good understanding of it though as it can mess up your install and then you might need to reinstall from scratch. Some other tools to research: diskutil By the way, for me, I can select my linux partition(volume) in Disk Utility, and it does not let me select the volume format either, however I can hit the erase button and it pops up a warning with something like "erasing the volume will destroy all information on the volume etc. Are you sure you wish to erase volume disk0s5?" I don't want to erase my linux partition so I can't tell you what happens after that. Do you get something like that? Good luck Fabcat
  11. Disk Insertion Error

    Thanks Paulsat. Have not tried your script yet but looks like a nice solution. By the way, have you guys noticed that the error message actually disappears all by itself after a minute or two? It has a timeout. I have not timed it, but if you just log in and leave it alone, or start using something other than the finder, the error goes away by itself after about a minute. If you need to use the finder straight away though you can't until you acknowledge the error.
  12. P5W DH Deluxe Wifi Driver?

    That is the powerpc only driver that was mentioned earlier in this thread and released in 2006. We are still waiting for the intel (or universal) version of this driver.
  13. Mount ext3 partitions in OS X?

    Maybe you can use disktool? Usage: -a -- Notify of mount. Adds the disk to the Disk Arbitrations internal tables. Useful when you have already forced the mount and want to let applications know it. (ex. disktool -a disk1 AFPVolName AFPFlags) so once it is mounted try the following: disktool -a /dev/disk0s3 Linux I have not tried this so I might not have the syntax right or it might not work but it is worth a try.
  14. Semthex/DaemonES Kernel Differences

    Sorry I don't know much about the specifics of the differences between the kernels. I believe they use different methods to autodetect things about your hardware - eg whether you use nx, hpet and all that stuff. I have heard that some motherboards have problems with the "usb fix" package from the 10.4.8 Jas dvd. For instance my asus p5w-dh does not need it. So it should only be used if you are having problems with usb. See this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...2749&hl=usb Sounds like you may have already tried this, but if you selected the usb fix package when installing 10.4.8, you could get the original IOUSBFamily.kext from the Apple MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.8Intel.dmg and install that, or alternatively try the "usb fix" package from the Jas dvd. Other than that, have you tried getting more recent Semthex kernels than the one on the dvd? I expect you probably have since you are using a DaemonES kernel and that is not on the dvd. Just though I would ask. Good Luck, Fabcat
  15. Changed video card, won't boot

    I don't know how to fix it but I think you probably need some drivers for it. Maybe this thread will lead you in the right direction: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=23498 They mention a few things about older ati cards. Good luck, Fabcat