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  1. I am not sure what information is needed, I am having a problem on the first boot after install of Snow Leopard. I have a Asus P5ADE2-E Prem system with a 64bit 3.4Ghz Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU, Intel 925XE chipset, an 4GB of Dual-Channel DDR2 533 RAM. Following the instructions posted in this thread assiting with installing Snow Leopard on any PC with Dual Boot, I am able to use the suggested ModCD image to load the SL instller an instatll OSX to the HD. Upon reboot with no assistance from the ModCD, I get the following error... boot0: test boot0: error If I boot from the ModCD image, an select the HD partition where I installed OSX, I see a bunch of text appear with "Press any key to contine". In that text, I do see a line saying "No DSDT found, using 0 as uid value". There is something similiar fo rACPI table. When I press a key to continue, I see a bunch of text scroll the screen, then get to the end where I see severel repeating lines of the following error.... Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) 0x34518718 : 0x21b3a4 (0x58c612 0x2 0x34518768 0x223a12) warning: invalid kernel ip, won't attempt to handle trap Debugger called: <double panic> What I find interesting is that the installer loaded an completely installed the OS with no issues. Leading me to believe the OS can be installed on this system. Any suggestions or help would be welcomed. John Clarification: I am able to complete the first portion of the OS install where the contents are copied to the HD, upon reboot it fails to load to the completion where accounts are created an first boot.
  2. I have spent more time than I care to think about messing around with Media Servers. I was introduced to PLEX on my Mac Mini which did everything but stream Live TV from my HDHomerun to my Roku's. I suspect its due to lack of strength of the Mini to do real time transcoding. Thus I am here. Since I have had no luck with other Media Servers and Roku. And Plex for Linux has failed me. I am considering building a full size tower running OSX to only be used as a PLEX MEDIA SERVER. My question is, what kind of ability’s should I expect from a decently built tower running OSX? ASUS P8H77-V LE ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i7-3770 (Ivy) 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ASUS GeForce 610 GT 1GB (LP) Video Card (Fanless) Lots of RAM SATA HD's (will consider raid 0) Is it resemble of me to exect a tower built like above to be able to handle being a media server which needs to be able to transcode in real time for a family (we have 2 roku unit's, looking at 2 more)? Is quad core i7 too much? Thanks, John
  3. Ok, while running opensuse 10.x series KDE2 (or 3) had the ability to open terminal (konsole), within that open many tabs. Ok, thats nothing new, Snowlepard does that. What was cool was the ability to make one tab broadcast the keyboard inputs to the other tabs within the same window. This was great if you had to do the same tasks on multiple machines. You could ssh to 4 machines, an issue the same commands at the same time to all 4 machines. I would really like to know if anyone has ever tried to configure that, or know of any utilities which would allow that functionality. Thanks, John Moore
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    Buying a netbook, reccomendations?

    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I have the same question? When I can afford to buy a mac, I am going for the Mac Book Pro. Until then, I will run a hackintosh. I physically broke my screen on my Acer 532h which everything worked with exception of Bluetooth an SD card reader. According to the outdated charts, it looked as if Asus had the most with 100% compatibility. Though they most the how to's were not able to be found any longer. My desire is for a atom proc n550 or n570 (dual core w/64 bit). My acer used the intel 3158 (???) vid card which worked ok, but I am leaning towards trying the nVidia ION. Has there been much success with that? Most of the new Asus netbooks are running sata. Is there any compatibility issues? If at all possible, I would like bluetooth an a real nice result would be with SD card. Even though many docs said to get wifi working I needed to replace card in my 532h, I got it to work by setting arch=i386 an driver installs. What experience have other had with wifi an network? John
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    Editing OS X files from Linux

    So after installing some hfs tools, I was able to run fsck.hfsplus. Even though fsck reported failed, the partition mounted in rw which allowed me to make changes. I deleted the network drivers an did a verberose boot, an found it stopping on AppleAPCI??????? (dont recall the rest of the file). Was unable to load kext.
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    Editing OS X files from Linux

    So after editing the file, I was able to boot the system an felt it was safe to re install the network drivers. Now the system wont boot an I had to hard shutdown the Mac OS X system. Now I can only mount the OS X system drive as read only as linux complains about needing to run fsck. Any ideas? John
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    Editing OS X files from Linux

    After unmounting the mac partition, I mounted with the following command... mount -t hfsplus -o force -o rw /dev/sda2 /media/test ... an I was able to save my changes to the file. I am going to reboot now an see what happens. John
  8. I need to edit my /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist back to arch=i386. My system is a dual boot with 64 bit Linux installed beside OS X. So I tried arch=x86_64, which now prevents the system from booting. Within linux, I can open the drive, but am unable to write the changes to the file. Any suggestions on how to make the partition writeable? The drive break down is 2 partitions for OS X (1 EFI an 1 HFS I think). An 2 partitions for Linux (both Ext4). John
  9. I havent gone thru all 26 pages of this thread. I am going to go straight to posting my question. Dual booting Linux (OpenSuSE 11.3) and Snow Leopard. What has worked for others? I have a functioning OSX install, but I am using the full hard drive. Should I install Linux First or OSX first? Does anyone know weather Linux can resize a Mac partition? I normally use GRUB for my boot loader, should I plan on using that first or boot grub from Mac boot loader? There should be a sticky HowTo on this topic. John
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    Playing Videos

    When I play movies, the video is sketchy. Audio seems to play fine, but the video will stall and jump thru out the movie. Most movies are MPG and AVI created with xine and w32codec. Any ideas how to track and troubleshoot? John
  11. I will look at it tonight Thanks, John
  12. You would be correct in saying I dont want too be spoon fed. I am looking for answers that will assist me to better understand the platform. In most my linux boxes, if you just delete a folder/file like that, the system would have a tissy. On to the kext. I re-installed the Voodoo, removed the Apple, and confirmed that the HDAEnabler is still sitting in the NetbookInstaller folder inside Applications. At this time, it doesnt appear that the HDAEnabler.kext is being loaded. And as I said above, I deleted the AppleHDA, but yet I still see 2 mics and I still see errors in my logs (will post later today) about not being able to set recording source, followed by Codec #0: Realtec ALC272 (which I assume is my sound card, though I thought it was a intel), and then a entry about invalid min/max dB (assuming refering to the settings decible setting of the mic). Again, I would really like all mics shut down. Thanks John
  13. Ok, so with out starting a new thread, I am currently dealing with VoodooHDA.kext. That appears to be the driver that operates the Audio Card. I am seeing a configuration issue in my kernel.log such as the following... AcerMAC kernel[0]: warning: found invalid min/max dB (using default -22.5 -> 0.0 range) As I am trying to stream line this netbook, I want to try an resolve all issues an errors if at all possible. The sound module found in System Preferences shows 2 MIC's, 1 internal & 1 external. Personally, I want all mics gone, I have no need for them. I cant seem to locate the default text that is being used which is why I think I am seeing 2 mic's. Can anyone shed some light on this topic? And can I just delete the offending text? John
  14. Well, I deleted the VooDooPS2 kext (via sudo rm VooDooPS2Controler.kext in console) from the /S/L/E and after clearing the kernel and system logs the reboot went well and increased the performance of the system. By resolving the discrepency, things seem to be running smoother. Is deleting the kext out of the folder the proper way to deal with bad driver issues? Or do you need to delete them thru a utility such as Add Remove Programs? John
  15. So everything seems to be running fine, but after looking over the logs (kernel and system), I am seeing some issues that I want to clean up. Starting with this PS2Controller. I am assuming it controls the Keyboard and Mouse as PS2 referencing the round keyboard/mouse connectors of yesteryear. Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: OSMetaClass: Kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller class ApplePS2Controller is a duplicate;kext com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Controller already has a class by that name. Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller start failed (result 0xdc00400a). Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller failed to load (0xdc008017). Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Failed to load kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (error 0xdc008017). Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard - library kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller not found. Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Can't load kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard - failed to resolve library dependencies. Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard failed to load (0xdc00800e). Sep 24 14:59:53 localhost kernel[0]: Failed to load kext org.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (error 0xdc00800e). So looking over my log files, I am seeing some conflicts that need to be resolved. So I guess well start with the first thing that shows up in the Kernel.log The obvious question is: Since I am not running a MAC, is it safe to assume I should favor the non Apple drivers (in this case VooDoo)? Or, is it better to see if the default Apple drivers work first prior to installing the 3rd party ones? John :-) Is it ok to delete kext's even if they are being used? Does Snow Leopard load based on weather the kext is located in the folder or not? Or is there a location where the kext is registered that needs to be removed as well? John