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About bc909

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  1. I am really happy to hear this. I downgraded both my Macs from Lion ( never upgraded the hackintosh) to SL. Super fast and super stable. Tried ML for a month and again went to SL.
  2. I don't know if this helps you much but I am running a Syba SD-FWB-32B on a Gigabyte board. I just plugged it in the PCI slot and it showed up natively in both my Vanilla install and my iDeneb 10.5.5 install. I got my card for about $10 less at Freys, but it's the same card. So at least you know this one will work. I don't know of a diagnostic through the OS on the PCI ports other than trying the port. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16815124026
  3. Now THAT'S the spirit!!
  4. Yeah I think you're correct looking at the GIGA site. GREAT Guide BTW!! I'm getting a GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 which looks virtually identical the rev2.1 specifically to try this out. Will report back in a week.
  5. I don't know if the above is directed to me but my advice to you was to look at this thread: http://uphuck.ggrn.de/forum/showthread.php?t=715 , not follow what I did for my 5004. What I did for my card was in response to bitingthefruit Also warning messages like: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Versions/A/Resources/runner" has been modified and will not be repaired. are benign and a known issue to Apple and not the cause of your machine not working. If you read the Apple Leopard docs you will see that. I don't know what you did to hang your system but it probably was something other than installing a kext and fixing permissions. Hope you get it sorted.
  6. For 5005g go here: http://uphuck.ggrn.de/forum/showthread.php?t=715 I struggled with this for about a day, but I have an Atheros 5004b/g. I used the 10.4.6 kext (search and you will find on this site). rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext Installed the new (really an older one) kext to Extensions folder cp -R /(where downloaded kext is)/IO80211Family.kext /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext Repair Permissions of the Atheros plugin chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros5424.kext chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros5424.kext Repair Permissions of the IO80211Family.kext chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/ Repair General permissions diskutil repairPermissions / Then went to: Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist to verify that the en0 and en1 interfaces are correct (mine were). It showed my built in ethernet en0 and my wireless miniPCI as en1 as it should. Then did a reboot 'shutdown -r now' booted into single user mode -s removed the mkext file rm /Volumes/(boot volume)/System/Library/Extensions.mkext Then reboot verbose (-v option) you should now see the mac address of your interface identified HOWEVER It won't power on. You will see an error message like: Error airportd[77] ACInterfaceGetPowerPreference and on boot you will get the empty pie icon on the top bar. Finally I stumbled on a way to get it powered on, and I'm not totally clear on why. BUT I've done this 4 times now, and that's enough for me. You think the terminal will come to the rescue. but NO. For some reason it didn't enable the device when I issued commands in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport believe it or not it's the GUI wireless setup assistant. This is what I did to turn on my wireless each time, and for whatever reason if you don't have the ethernet cable connected it didn't work for me. 1. Connect to network via Ethernet cable. 2. Go to Network in System Preferences (make sure there is a green light in Ethernet). 3. Select AirPort and under the gear icon dropdown choose Make Service Inactive. 4. Hit the plus and add a new AirPort service (Airport 2 or whatever). 5. Hit the 'Assit me...' button 6. Then 'Assistant' then 'Continue' then check I use Airport, then 'Continue' then it asks to turn on the Airport. 7. After a few moments, the new service turned on the card and found all the networks in my area. 8. Delete the first airport connection. So that's what worked for me. Pheww! Hopefully someone else will find this useful.