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About Saturn49

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  1. USB and VMware?

    Ok. I finally got *a* device working. A mitsumi usb floppy drive of all things is recognized and appears on the desktop just fine. I'm guessing that the problems I've been having are due to the fact that I've been trying mostly USB 2.0 devices. Perhaps the AppleUSBUHCI driver only supports USB 1.1?
  2. USB and VMware?

    Through VMWare? Really? Interesting.
  3. I've posted this elsewhere, but it got buried. Has anyone gotten any USB devices to work through VMWare? If I capture them with VMware, OSX appears to see them in the System Configuration under USB, but doesn't appear to load any drivers for them. I've tried a standard USB hard drive, an iPod, a couple USB flash drives and a USB floppy drive. I also tried removing AppleFPMemDriver extension, but still no luck. What's the trick?
  4. Networking in VMware

    I wrote that post, and was probably the first to get PPP working between OSX and the host via VMWare. I know of at least two other people that have followed my "instructions" (more like a vague description) to get PPP working. I don't want to get all tied up writing a HOW-TO, but I will provide a few more details. It sounds like most people are having trouble with the OSX side. So here's the low-down. Shut down OSX. Edit the virtual machine settings for that VM. Add a serial port, use physical serial port on the host. Select the OTHER virtual serial port (not the same one you used in Windows' Incoming Connections). Mine says Serial - Using port COM8. (Windows Incoming Connections is bound to COM9 on mine) Start the virtual machine, hit F2 right away to go into the VM's bios. Go to Advanced, I/O Device COnfiguration and hit Enter. Enable Serial Port A at base IO address 3F8 IRQ4 Disable Serial port B Now save and exit (F10) and let OSX boot. Now go under System Preferences and select Network. Under Network Port Configurations, put a checkmark next to builtin-serial (it should add this automatically IIRC, but hit New and add it if it doesn't exist). Then select that "adapter" from show and you'll get 4 sets of options: PPP, TCP/IP, Proxies, and Modem Under PPP, give the Service Provider a name like "Null Modem". Leave everything else blank. Under PPP Options (click the button) check the Connect using a termianl window (command line) and click OK. Leave everything else as is. Everything should stay the same under TCP/IP and Proxies Under Modem, select the Modem of Null Modem 115200. Turn off Wait for dial tone before dialing. Now go back to the PPP tab and click Dial Now... in the window that pops up, type CLIENTCLIENT (in all uppercase, it won't show you anything) and hit enter. If all goes well, it should start spewing back some garbage. Close the window and let PPP take over.
  5. What network cards work?

    In the VM's hardware configuration you need to add a serial port. When you do, tell it to bind to a physical serial port and select one of the two virtual serial ports you created. This first serial port will be COM1 (3F8 IRQ4) inside the VM.
  6. USB Support

    I plugged in several devices through VMWare, and though I could see them in the Mac's system information screen, they weren't actually recognized by any apps. This included a USB 2.0 flash drive and an iPod.
  7. http://www.amd.com/us-en/ConnectivitySolut...52^2454,00.html PCNet Family: DOS Drivers Netware Drivers OS/2 Drivers PCNFS Drivers SCO UNIX & Unixware Drivers SUN Solaris Drivers Linux Drivers Windows Drivers VxWorks Driver Packet Driver Archived Drivers I don't see OSX in that list.
  8. It emulates an AMD PC-NET PCI card, in case you were wondering. This is a standard card that is easy to find drivers for every operating system from DOS up through Windows XP, all the flavors of Unix, and probably OS/2 too.
  9. What network cards work?

    VMWare works with a serial port / PPP connection. I used a demo of Virtual Serial Port Driver XP v5 to create a pair of serial ports. I bound one of them to Incoming Connections, no flow control, 115200. Allow directly connected users to connect without a password, give it a pair of IP addresses under TCP/IP config. The other serial port I bound to the Virtual Machine. Within OSX select the Null Modem at 115200 as your modem, unselect compression and wait for dial tone. Under PPP Options, select use terminal window. Click Connect. When the terminal window appears, type in CLIENTCLIENT and hit enter (you won't see anything in the window as you type). The XP side should respond with CLIENTSERVER. Click connect. If all goes well you'll be connected via PPP. Those of you using Native mode can probably do the same thing with a null modem cable. There's some hacks you can do to your mdmhayes.inf to prevent needing to type in CLIENTCLIENT manually: http://www.tivohelp.com/archive/tivohelp.swiki.net/45.html We do the same trick for directly connected TiVos, should work fine here too.