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  1. Hi I'm having a network attached HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP. I can print & scan with-out problems using the original HP software/driver on my "DELL OptiMac" but since VueScan is still "Top of the Pop", I would like to know if anyone has accomplished to use VueScan on Mac or Hack with a network connected MFP/scanner (preferebly HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP). System Profiler sees the HP printer, but does not see its scanning capabilities - I guess VueScan needs this to happen before VueScan will recognize the scanner: [ Snow Leopard 10.6.8 / 32bit / DELL Optiplex GX520 / P4 / 2.8GHz / 500GB-SATA / 4GB-RAM / Intel GMA950 ] Any comments or neat ideas are welcome. Edit: ------------------------------------------- My bad - this problem is solved in VueScan ver 9.0.71 and up - sorry! Best regards zEnterHacker
  2. Hi I have successfully installed Snow Leopard 10.6.8. on my Dell Optiplex GX 520 (2.8GHz/500GB-SATA/4GB-RAM/Intel GMA950). Everything works fine (Ethernet, Hardware accelerated Graphics, Sound & USB, Sleep Mode) Here is my problem: I have enabled VNC Desktop Sharing and Wake On LAN in the BIOS. The Wake On LAN works perfectly from a Windows PC using wolcmd.exe and the sleeping Mac powers nicely on + however if I have made one single WOL command the MAChine will no longer enter sleep mode. It reacts on the sleep command in the Apple Menu and blanks the screen but it comes right back ON after a while. If I do a reset without removing power using the Apple Menu I am still unable to bring the system into sleep mode. If I shut down the system hereby completely powering OFF the Mac using the Apple Menu and then re-boot the system I am again able to bring the system into sleep mode - as long as I do not issue a WOL package from another PC. I guess this is a hardware related hackintosh issue, or it could be related to the legacy kernel or the Ethernet kext. Anyone else having experienced something like this or perhaps have solved a similar issue? BIOS A11, Legacy Kernel for 10.6.8 /Extra/Extensions/EvOreboot.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/LegacyAppleRTC.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext/ /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext/ /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext/ /System/Library/Extensions/AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext/ /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext/ EDIT: I have investigated a little more. I turns out that the BIOS enabled WakeOnLAN feature is not controlling the ability to WOL from sleep mode - it only controls the ability to WOL from a completely powered OFF mode - that was a nifty little thing to know One more thing: It turns out that if I issue a WOL from an external PC and then a Shut Down command from the Apple Menu the MAChine starts to power down. I can hear a short slow down of the vents, I can see the power indicator turning yellow for a short period, but then after about one or two seconds the system powers on and reboots just like normal. Now this kind of shut down, where you can visually observe that power is gone for a short moment must cause some sort of reset on the network card, because after this cycle the GX520 is again able to enter sleep mode by issuing a Sleep Mode command from the Apple Menu. One obvious thought popping up in my mind is, that maybe some sort of WOL hardware flag is not correctly cleared by the system (BIOS or IOS) after a WOL has been effectuated - and when the system then later tries to enter sleep mode (or shut down mode for that matter) - this pending flag causes the network card to power up the system again. Well that was just a wild guess - any comments are welcome. Regards zEnterHacker
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    Bootable Backup Disk - How?

    Hi again, Thanks again for your comments. You are right! None of the cloning methods transfers the boot-loader. I ran Chamelion 1.1.4 from my master and installed it to my backup disk. I then tried to boot and this time the Chamelion boot screen appeared - however it must have ruined my original files, because the system re-booted while trying to start the the OSX - fair enough since I made no additional configurations and used Chamelion 1.1.4 (approved for 10.6.3 and not for 10.6.8). I then did another CCC from the master to the new boot-loading Backup disk ensuring that existing files would be overwritten by files from the master. After CCC did its thing I rebooted the system using BIOS USB boot selection and everything worked like a charm (in fact I'm writing this using the backup boot disk I still think it is somewhat misleading that a disk cloning tool only clones what it thinks is relevant to a real Mac. In my world a block cloning program running Windows, Mac or whatever should clone everything - hmm. Thanks again, for your comments zEnterHacker
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    Bootable Backup Disk - How?

    Hi James, Tanks for the speedy reply. My main system disk boots without any extra disk meaning that Chamelion is installed ón the main system disk. I have read that USB boot might not work, but I would have expected it to work if I attached the backup disk as internal SATA - but it does not. I Will try to install Chamelion to the backup disk and post back. Renards ZH
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    Bootable Backup Disk - How?

    Hi I have successfully upgraded my Dell Optiplex GX 520 (2.8GHz/500GB-SATA/4GB-RAM/Intel GMA950) so that it now runs Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Everything works fine (Ethernet, Hardware accelerated Graphics, Sound & USB) – for your reference Unreal Tournament 2004 runs fine with low graphic settings (Intel GMA 950 J). Here is my problem (not related to Hacintosh – I guess): I would like to make a bootable system backup hard disk of my system – cause I’m pretty sure I will f..k the system up at some point. I am unable to create a mirrored bootable disk. I have tried to recover the system disk to an external USB disk using the OSX Disk Tool. It mirrors the disk fine but I’m unable to boot it (BIOS selected USB boot as well as internal SATA boot) I have tried to use CCC (free version) in the same way, but still without luck. Could someone guide me here – this must be a common task – and I cannot think of a reason why the Chameleon Bootloader would not be transferred via the backup/mirror process and be capable of booting the mirrored system – bu maybe I’m wrong? Best regards zEnterHacker
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