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Angel Bunny

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  1. [NEED HELP] C++ Library to Intel Driver

    I'm confused. They have an OSX drive already, but you want to make your own?
  2. Running from a RAMdisk?

    I don't know about mounting the ENTIRE file system to shared ram (ramdisk) without doing this in chameleon or another bootloader. However, you might be able to create /dev/shm, then copy an entire volume to /dev/shm then a symbolic link (or something similar) from that volume to the new 'volume'.. this would allow 100% of the hard drive read/writes to go to ram, but the problem with this is 1) you need way more than 8GB of ram. I think the min volume size for an osx disk is like 12gigs or something crazy. and 2) All writes to /dev/shm will not be written to the real volume causing data loss. Even if coding a script that writes to the hdd when changes are made as a sort of 'backup', still dataloss would be apparent when there is a power outage, and it only complicates system updates 100x more than it should too.
  3. I highly doubt osx will allow you to read the specific memory address from another program. Think virus. I'm not saying it is impossible, but it isn't as easy as it sounds. Most likely it would be easier to disassemble the program with access to that memory address, inject your own asm code into it using a simple jump statement, and then have the program alter the pid directly, instead of an external app doing this. The concept is similar to writing a no cd crack.
  4. Network traffic works fine out of the box, and Activity Monitor sees the traffic fine. However, iStat reports 0kB/s. Is there a way I can alter iStat to display the information correctly? Thanks!, Danielle
  5. Hardware RAID5

    As far as I can tell (or at least on every mobo I've looked at) RAID mode is AHCI mode with just more options, but don't quote me on that. The main thing to keep in mind is motherboard raid is 'fake raid' or software raid, so even in the mobo if you raided your drives, osx would not see that raid. You would have to raid them in Disk Utility directly.
  6. P8P67 LE no luck

    EDIT: As per your particular situation I HIGHLY recommend one HDD for win7 and one for OSX. If not, if I remember correctly, you have to install OSX then Windows. (Don't quote me on that.) I have an ASUS P8P67 and am currently running 10.6.7 without any hitches. Beyond the rough install, this motherboard is actually quite well supported by OSX (with the exception to the Marvell pos raid card on it). First, make sure you have ONE hard drive plugged into one of the 4 sata plugs at the corner of the motherboard. DO NOT plug it into the other sata plugs.. they do not work (lack of driver support). Also, multiple HDDs plugged in fubared my OSX install. This is my 3rd hackintosh build I've done and I've never before had to remove my other hard drives. Weird? NOTE: The IDE plug is part of the Marvell raid card. You can not install OSX from a IDE CD ROM drive, or to an IDE hard drive. It will not work! If you do not have a sata CD drive floating around, then install OSX from a USB thumb drive. Second, go EFI (BIOS, whatever). Set it to advanced mode, then make sure your bootup order is CD drive first, and then the sata drive plugged in second. Also, make sure your HDD is set to AHCI mode, which is the default. Third, download and burn Andy's BootCD here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=252849 MIRROR1: http://www.mediafire.com/?bjf5a8gemiuc2p8 MIRROR2: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/416265/AndyBoot.zip NOTE: Mirrors might be an old version. Check the forum for the latest and greatest. You'll also need a untouched vanilla OSX RETAIL copy which requires either an official CD, or a dual layer DVD burn, or a thumb drive install. Make sure this is a retail DVD, not one that comes with a mac. After everything is burned, boot into Andy's Boot CD. After that boots up, pop in the OSX DVD (or thumb drive), and hit F5 to refresh. After the OSX install image appears, run the OSX installer. NOTE: If you're having problems getting into the OSX installer at this point you can try typing in -x and -v (-x is like safe mode, and -v is verbose) before running the OSX installer. Also, I can't say it enough: Make sure your sata drive and CD rom drive are plugged into a non-marvell sata/ide port. After installing osx, boot into andy's bootcd again, run the osx installed drive. After bootup Apple menu, Software Update.. .. update to 10.6.7 (newest version as of writing this). While that is downloading/installing go to safari and go to http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewforum.php?f=125 and download both the newest BridgeHelper, and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (in the future BridgeHelper may not be required). After the computer reboots installing updates, make sure to boot into the andy's bootcd again for the last time. Run OSX from the hdd again. After bootup, run bridgehelper and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. The [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] settings I used in the beginning (before I setup dsdt) was: -[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Install -System Utilities -In Drivers & Bootloaders | Kexts & Enablers: -In Audio | Realtek ALC8xx then: ALC8xxHDA, AppleHDA Rollback, and Non-DSDT HDAEnabler | ALC892 -In Network: Realtek Gigabit Ethernet 2.0.6 After install is done, pop out the andy's bootcd, and reboot the computer. Everything should work fine.
  7. I fixed iSight! ^_^

    So, after upgrading to a new p8p67 motherboard with i5 sandy bridges processor, iSight broke. The firewire drivers worked fine for other devices, and System Profiler could even see the iSight camera. So why didn't it work? Turns out there is a legitimate issue with iSight and old firmware versions not working properly on some firewire chipsets. What I did to fix the problem was: 1) Download iSightUpdater103.dmg at: http://support.apple.com/downloads/iSight_Updater_1_0_3 2) Double click on the dmg file (duh). 3) Right mouse click on iSightUpdater103.pkg and click 'Show Package Contents'. 4) In the Contents folder copy Archive.pax.gz to your desktop. 5) Double click on it (again, duh). 6) In the extracted Applications | Utilities | 'iSight Updater 1.0.3' folder path double click on iSight Updater 1.0.3.app. 7) Follow instructions (install Rosetta and update firmware). 8) Enjoy
  8. Best way to improve graphics performance?

    I'm afraid to touch any of this stuff. Not only do I know the proper settings for my cpu but I do not have any cpu issues. My issues are minor nit picky gpu issues that are nearly noticeable. I just expect perfection which is kind of silly when you think about it. After all, my comp cost me less than $200 to make and is a hackintosh ffs.
  9. Best way to improve graphics performance?

    I updated the drivers. I'm benching a little bit higher but OSX still seems to lack gfx multitasting. For example, playing a 1080p hd video is fine but the dock is choppy or the alpha blended video overlay that comes up is super choppy, but on a non gfx accel video like a 640x480 xvid the dock is full fps and the video overlay is fine. By any chance could there be some sort of vsync that is doing this? I remember years ago how vsync effected the fps that is divisible by the monitors hrtz so if the game could run at 25fps turning on vsync would lower the fps to 20 because 10=60%25 (modulus btw, not divide). I say this because 20fps is noticeably choppy but 24fps is not depending on what you're looking at. The average person sees at around 23 to 24 fps for most things. This would explain why my openGL performance isn't necessarily down but the dock itself is choppy from time to time. I'm set to MacPro3,1 and have a q6600 yet it is reported as an i5 by OSX. Is there a setting that might help? This might be unrelated. I figured I would just throw it out there since it does seem a bit odd.
  10. Best way to improve graphics performance?

    I tried both (disabler first then deleting the two files) and there is no change in performance. Thanks for the help. Maybe 10.6.5 just has {censored} video drivers?
  11. Can I install Snow Leopard?

    oh really? sorry my bad... i thought it was an issue from the past. oh.. it says in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], "amd processors not supported" so [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] isn't an option. forget everything I said above.
  12. Can I install Snow Leopard?

    edit: everything i've said is {censored}. ignore me. First, you do not need a cracked copy of anything. Use a normal OSX install, retail unmodified; vanilla. Second, vmware has different requirements than booting naively. If you have an extra hard drive floating around then it would be perfect to run tests with, not with vmware. Third, amd cpus work fine no problem. Years ago back on 10.4 you had to modify the kernel (hacked osx) to support sse3 for amd64, but that was years ago. Today it is not an issue. amd x2 runs fine on osx.
  13. Best way to improve graphics performance?

    Hi everyone! I've got a evga 9800GT 1024MB card. Using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (NVEnabler, PCI Root ID Fix for chameleon) I get full gfx support no problem. However, it feels a bit sluggish with the 10.6.5 update. For example, when dragging files in the dock it gets slightly choppy. When copying files and using the dock it gets a bit choppy. Actually, when doing two or more things that are graphically intensive like growl + resizing a window then it gets slightly choppy. Adium now flickers when my IM list moves (someone signs on/off) when in the past it didn't. Generally it is hardly noticeable. I can play video games OK (no where as good as on windows), and I'm running 1920x1080 no problem. It is just sad my 3 year old macbook pro has better gfx support atm on the desktop. So is there any solution to this? I'm not looking for miracles, but maybe -just maybe- someone here figured out how to beef up performance a bit? Thank you for any advice/help.
  14. Can I install Snow Leopard?

    edit: everything i've said is {censored}. ignore me. Don't know if your computer will work with OSX. imho the best way to start is burn a dual-layer dvd-r with 10.6.2 or newer, and burn [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/10/ibo...cs-support.html Boot with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], then put in OSX install DVD and press F5 (refresh/reload cd). OSX support mainly comes down to the motherboard, and the graphics card. motherboard issues: 1) may not work at all, like you can't even get to the installer. There are sometimes ways around this. 2) common: sata doesn't work. You have to go into your bios and change it to ahci (if I remember correctly). 3) ethernet may not work without custom driver (kext). [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (from the same website as [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]) has my ethernet card drivers in it, making it easy. 4) sound may not work from the get go, just like ethernet. 5) graphics card issues. This is important. Look up in the wiki if your graphics card is supported. ATI cards historically cause a lot of problems. Nvidia cards as an overall tend to be a bit more reliable.