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About binary.koala

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  1. hello, after an unusual CPU upgrade my mac mini is not capable of playing video and/or sound properly. it jerks, skips and pauses , depending on a player, front row is not playing anything at all. 'unusual upgrade' i said because in fact the frequency of my cpu is now lower, i swapped standard CoreDuo 1.66 with ULV Core2Duo 1.06. according to wikipedia the FSB freqs of cpus are different 667 vs 533 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...age.2C_65_nm.29 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel...age.2C_65_nm.29 ) i tried changing the boot parameter in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist to <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>fsb=133</string> , however no change in playback quality. and i think my clock is also wrong sometimes - so something is fishy here. any ideas how to fix? ultimately, i would reinstall osx, but it seems like a lousy solution.
  2. KALYWAY 10.5.1 DVD release (the official)

    i think EFI stuff is a sticky for this forum, RTFM, otherwise have a look in this thread for examples:http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=74360 try adding the bold options:sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" > <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist>
  3. KALYWAY 10.5.1 DVD release (the official)

    not such glorious results here with my thinkpad x61s: install completes smoothly and quick but ethernet, wifi, HDA and sleep are not there. x3100 is working with CI/QE *but* only with external screen, the laptop monitor is blue on boot and black after connecting VGA. perhaps i need EFI (it's not on the release right?) but first i'll try iATKOS, still hoping for some magic
  4. 10.4.9 clock problem

    i also have a clock problem, but in my case it's very little, it runs just a few minuter ahead during the day, which is still very annoying... any solutions for that? im running p5b-bn 965 asus mobo with prescott 3.06 ghz
  5. 10.4.9 Update - Common Questions and Answers

    ahh, silly me, it's just that my fsb was not right anymore, set it to 133 and everything is back no normal... but still "Intel Core Solo"
  6. 10.4.9 Update - Common Questions and Answers

    after the update my P4 524 3.06 shows up as "4.30 GHz Intel Core Solo", which i totally don't mind (HT on/off didn't matter) my performance rating also jumped quite a lot, now my overall (-hard disk) in Xbench is ~130 compared to ~90 on 10.4.8! although i didn't really feel the difference i think it's a great improvement!
  7. thanks for sharing, i just did JaS update which rendered my system in kernel panic... until i saw your post
  8. P5B-BN (asus barebone) slow disk

    well, talking mostly to myself i manage to solve the problem! my disk transfers much higher and the rest of the system running very well, including USB on the front so, what i did was (i have two separated HDs for win and osx): - get JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.v1p.and.Deviant.patch - set SATA as "enhanced" in BIOS - install OSX following VMware installation method from Win - reboot, change SATA to "normal" and pick other drive to boot from - boot OSX for the first time and apply these two - reboot, change SATA to "enhanced" again then cross your finger and hopefully you will get near these transfer times: Results 59.54 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.4.9 (8P2137) Physical RAM 1024 MB Model ADP2,1 Drive Type WDC WD400JD-00HKA1 Disk Test 59.54 Sequential 86.50 Uncached Write 94.23 57.86 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 98.71 55.85 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 59.41 17.39 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 115.33 57.96 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 45.40 Uncached Write 16.46 1.74 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 114.17 36.55 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 91.36 0.65 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 130.65 24.24 MB/sec [256K blocks] nothing very impressive, but it is a great improvement from 2.5 MB/sec, so i'm happy. at least for now
  9. P5B-BN (asus barebone) slow disk

    add-on: according to "Intel Chipset id tool" my P5B-BN has 82801HB/HR which is known to be ICH8/8R (not sure about "R" 'coz there is nothing about it in the bios), and my cpu is an oldie - prescott P4 524. I still dont get any good disk performance and VMware installation of "JaS.10.4.8.Intel.SSE3 RE-RELEASE:REPACKAGE Mac OS X86" (02-03-07) fails at grey-apple splash screen, attached is the screen just before the crash - after it changes video mode VMware says *** Virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset) *** and quits. I my bios the only SATA related option is under "IDE Configuration" called "SATA Configuration" and has "disabled","compatible" and "enhanced" options. I tried both, compatible and enhanced - same result (ubuntu 6.10 sees SATA, windows boots in both), latest bios image. what other info would be useful to post here? i'd really like to get my box to work, it's too close to step back
  10. hello there, i have an unusual motherboard here - P5B-BN coming one of ASUS barebones. It's basically something very similar to "regular" P5B (VM?) e.g. has 965G and ICH8. For the rest I'm using 2 WD sata disks, PATA DVDRW and NV6600 in PCIe slot. having installed JaS_10.4.8_AMD_Intel_SSE2_SSE3 via VMware i got it running pretty well, following P5B thread got fixed sound and LAN, but the only thing what's left and spoiling all my excitement is terribly slow HDD speeds. Xbench measures almost all hdd related values at around 2.5MB/s which is horrible. I was suspicious from the begin on as just the installation (which im doing now over again) would take over a night, very, very slow. After the first install i tried changing ICH7MAHCI section of /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAHCIPort.kext/Contents/Info.plist with IOPCIPrimaryMatch value <string>0x28248086</string> but it didn't give any improvement. Changing SATA setting in BIOS from "compatible" to "enhanced" would put a gray cross on OSX boot splash... Is there anyone with particular experience with this mobo, or some osx86 shrink that could help me out with an advice or a spell? i've been looking around here for any relevant info but could not succeed in finding one. At the moment i'm reinstalling again with SATA "enhanced", installer would see the drive and there were _no_ "Still waiting for root device" messages. Anyhow it doesn't seem right taking hours to install. Is it worth trying Mac OS X 10.4.8 JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 (which is fresher) or there is some patch around that I keep on missing? anyways, thanks for the efforts everyone, quartz extreme still amazes me