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About Drakhra

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  1. Here you go Henky! KB: http://www.sensonic-global.com/u3.html Mouse: http://www.sensonic-global.com/g20.html (Mouse isn't perfect, but it's a start!) Not sure where to buy, have a google, but i found this http://www.moresales.com.my/catalog/entry/ivkzlucv.shtml ENJOY
  2. Right. Basically I bought a nice but cheap 5.1 (6 channel) USB External soundcard for my MacBook and when it came, I plugged it in to find it could only do what the headphone port could do...output stereo sound (2 channels). I spent ages trying loads of methods using things like 'AU Lab', 'MPlayer OSX Extended' and even experimented with XP but what I wanted was my Mac to play my stereo files through all my speakers with whatever program I chose and easily. The system I used is as follows: USB Soundcard --> 2 x 2.1 speaker systems and 1 x large subwoofer (From some old home surround system DVD thing haha). So I needed a way to make the stereo play on all channels. Ill write this so anyone can follow it, don't feel patronized if you're a geek . This is how it's done. Download 'Jack for Mac' http://www.jackosx.com/ 1.) Install 'Jack' and reboot (sorry guys you have to! - BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!) 2.) Open up 'JackPilot' from the 'Jack' folder in 'Applications'. 3.) In the Jack Preferences set the 'Interface' to what your speakers are connected to (For me it was USB Soundcard) 4.) Set the virtual input and outputs the same as the ones for the 'Interface' device 5.) Open 'Audio MIDI Setup' (Just search it in Spotlight - CMD+SPACE or whatever) 6.) Properties for: JackRouter 7.) Configure Speakers --> Using the drop-downs, set which output for which speaker. Click the name (e.g. Right Front) for a sound test for each speaker. Get everything set up exactly how you need it. Click 'Done' then re-open it (Click 'Configure Speakers' again) 8.) Open your desired music/video player or game whatever and get some sound playing. I used iTunes. 9.) Go to 'JackPilot' and click 'Start'. Wait and then click 'Routing' 10.) Leave 'System' alone (I don't dare {censored} with that system {censored} or I know i'll ruin something ahha) but choose the application by pressing the drop down arrow (Once again, for me it was iTunes) 11.) Depending on what you're playing and what program you're using, you should have some outputs labelled as 'out1' 'out2' etc etc. These represent channels. Select out1. 12.) Drop-down arrow for 'System' in the SECOND column This is where your situation might differ, but for me, I chose (by double-clicking) 'playback_2,3,6'. (2 and 6 are side speakers, 3 is sub) 13.) For out2 choose the remaining 'playback's'. DO NOT CHOOSE ONES YOU HAVE NOT SET IN AUDIO MIDI SETUP. If you do, you get odd sounds hmmm The reason I said to re-open 'Speaker Configuration' in AMS was to make selecting output easier as it is shown in the diagram what is what. YOU SHOULD HEAR SEXY, UPMIXED AND LOUD SURROUND SOUND Close JackPilot (I CMD+Q'd it and it still worked) Any Questions - Ask and/or PM THANKS. I do hope this helps..it took me so long to get this working.
  3. Ethernet on 5150 install

    *bump* Anyone?
  4. Right. It's been a shaky start but i got MAC up and running now. Sexy. I managed to get the Audio working with the HDA patcher. BUT!!! Problem is that i have no internet. Now; I have tried all the fixes i can find, like replacing some *.kext files and installing eveything i can find that *might* work, like reltek stuff but to no avail, right. AND another thing that might intrest you: the network plug thing at the back of the PC is an orange light. Lastly; When i go to the network bit in System Prefs. i only have some firewire thing. Not sure what that means, but i thought I'd wright it down. Thanks in advange. Xxx EDIT: Also treid all of the solutions in the thread of Ethernet fixes, but still nothing.
  5. Parallels Desktop Qustion

    So you want me tp tell you my graphics driver? it is Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family
  6. Parallels Desktop Qustion

    1.) I am using a dual-boot setup but with Acronis OS Selector. I have 2 separate HDD's, one with Mac OS X and the other with Windows XP Home. Finally, I would answer the question ""does it use the generic VM drivers that Parallels would use in a non-Boot Camp environment or does it use drivers that are true matches to you hardware." but i do not understand it toomuch. Thanks for you help Errand, please reply promptly.
  7. Parallels Desktop Qustion

    fresh install of?
  8. Hi, i have windows xp already installed and set up on one of my harddrives (d:) but i am on my mac on c:, how do i use parallels to get my d: windows running through mac, if parallels cannot do this, what can? thanks
  9. Boot Priority

    LOL i fixed it anyway guys, just this minuite. Cheers
  10. Boot Priority

  11. Boot Priority

    Honestly, i swear i have. i went to every menu and sub-menu and click on every key you can (at the bottom there is a key which tells you all the keys that you can press) and nothing, to help you guys i fouund out that my bios is: PHOENIX ROM BIOS PLUS VERSION 1.10 A05
  12. Boot Priority

    they are both 160GB, see screeny #7 and the "drives" list
  13. Boot Priority

    I dont have an IDE/PATA drive, ony 2 SATA's
  14. 10.4.7 Re-patched Works

    My advice: ASK A GURU :pirate2: Drakhra
  15. 10.4.7 Re-patched Works

    My advice: ASK A GURU :pirate2: Drakhra