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About Falcon351

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  1. I had this problem with a 7900GT after updating from 10.5.2 to 10.5.4. Installed NVkush and it's back in business!
  2. Paul Thurrott posts new Windows 7 screens

    Exactly what I was going to say. I read somewhere that Vista had had major rewrites (from XP), but of course, that could happen gradually. Example - I read that the Doom 3 engine started with incremental improvements/additions to the Quake 3 engine, but was eventually rewritten part by part.
  3. slow file transport with airport

    Regarding channels and overlap - a channel is nominally ~22MHz wide, and adjacent channels' centre frequencies are 5MHz apart, which leads to the 5-channel rule. Following this, you'd be better off on channel 1, since then you'll be overlapping with the other channel 1 network, whereas on channel 3, you'll also be overlapping with the two channel 6 networks. However, this reasoning does not take into account the signal strengths of other networks at your location (which I don't know); this should also be considered. Another thing I can suggest is to use iperf - http://sourceforge.net/projects/iperf - to test your network bandwidth. This way you can isolate it from other issues such as disks and file sharing protocols (although you did say that you got better performance via Ethernet). Sorry I can't think of anything else at the moment (I like helping out at times, since it's also good training for myself).
  4. My Computer is Running SLOW

    Hard disk problem, maybe? Does it make any clicking noises, particularly when a disk operation is taking a long time?
  5. Which OS has satisfied your apetite

    Someone once pointed out an interesting advantage to having one dominant platform (like Windows is today) - it means that most of the software, peripherals etc. will be available/supported on it (or there'll be suitable replacements). They said that if, for example, there were 3 major OSs on the market, to run 3 different apps you might need 2 of those OSs, if not all 3. Of course, there might be flaws in that argument. Also, please note that I cited ONE advantage here - that doesn't mean that there aren't (significant) disadvantages, and those should be recognised as well.
  6. Build a mac

    So you're talking about building a Hackintosh? If so, check the OSx86 forums and the wiki and look for compatible hardware.
  7. Bootcamp crash lost space in HDD

    Check your partitions with Disk Utility. Also, try repairing your OS X volume, however you'll need to boot from the install DVD for this (when the system is running from the volume, you'll be able to verify it but not repair). If you find that the partition has been shrunk, you may be able to restore it to the original size and start again, or just create a new one in the empty space (I don't know about MBR <-> GPT syncing, though).
  8. MacBook Air

    If you mean phasing out Ethernet in portable devices, that may have some merit, although I'd still disagree. For desktops, especially in corporate environments with 100+ machines - not a chance! At least not to be replaced by wireless communication.
  9. slow file transport with airport

    - Check the wireless connection speeds. Although if there are no long distances or many obstacles involved, you should get a strong signal and high speed. But check anyway. - Use an app like NetStumbler to scan for wireless networks. There might be more wireless networks in the same area that are interfering with yours. See what channels the others are running on and change yours to move away from them (you need at least a 5 channel separation to minimise overlap and interference - the more, the better) - Wireless may not perform as well as wired Ethernet, despite higher theoretical speeds. I suppose it should be faster than 10Mbps Ethernet under the right conditions, but this can't be guaranteed. There are several issues to consider here, but I won't go into them now.
  10. GeForce 9600 GT

    This happened to me when the kext (NVDANV40Hal.kext in my case, for GeForce 6 and 7 series) didn't have a matching device ID mask. Adding it solved the problem. Recently it happened on my laptop (GeForce Go 6800) after installing the Leopard Graphics Update. Removing either the NVDA or NVinject kext allowed the system to boot and I thought I was going to have to track down and restore the originals, then eventually I remembered the device ID problem and got it working!
  11. Grrrr!

    When you launch Target Disk Mode, the computer acts like a FireWire disk, so when you connect it to another computer the disk will show up as another disk, same as connecting an external disk via USB or FireWire. Then launch the installer and point it to that disk/volume.
  12. My Mac Feels ICKY!

    Of course - the virtual memory system is supposed to swap pages out to disk to make more room in physical memory. And as someone said, memory is reclaimed when an application (or process, rather) is terminated, even if it's done forcibly. Memory leaks happen when a continuously present process, such as a background service, allocates memory and doesn't free it.
  13. write ISO to HD...

    I mentioned this in another thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=684729 I managed to restore a Leopard ISO to a USB hard disk and make it bootable.
  14. Why I lost dual boot after upgrading Mac OS?

    That's a PowerPC machine, so no BIOS, EFI, MBR etc. However, an overwritten/deactivated bootloader could very well be the problem. I don't have a lot of experience with PowerPC Macs, especially running Linux on them, but my guess would be that you could boot from the Xubuntu disc and reinstall the bootloader - give it a go and see if there are any repair or rescue options. Also, you could try holding Option during startup to get a boot selection menu, but I don't know if the firmware will recognise the Xubuntu partition.
  15. Creative Labs is Evil

    I had an SB Live! 5.1 card lying around that I hadn't been using for a few years. I recently put it in my parents' PC only because the integrated audio broke due to chipset fan failure and consequent overheating.