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    Lots. I'm into pretty much any tech: Programming, electronics circuits and hardware, machinery, firearms, and so on. <br /><br />Art: Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh. <br />Music: Bach, Sex Pistols, Slayer<br />Poetry: Blake, ee cummings<br />Literature: London, Wilde, Wollstonecraft<br />Firearms: Springfield M1A, Remington 700, S&W revolvers<br />OSes: Linux, MacOSX<br />Programming languages: Lisp, C++, 68k assembly<br />Recreation: Skydiving, f*cking, shooting, swimming<br />Politics: anarchism, fascism<br />Religion: all of them<br /><br />I don't know.. I'm interested in pretty much everything.
  1. Hi all, I'm looking for any advice as to what is the most reliable osx86 distro for installing on an AMD Opteron system. I am using two dual-core Opteron 2214's at the moment, but I intend to upgrade to two quads. The motherboard is a Supermicro H8DAi-2. MCP55 chipset. I'd like a Snow Leopard install, but would be just as happy with a 10.5 install as well. I've tried a few different discs. iDeneb 10.5.8 and iAtkos 10.5.7. These just bluescreen on me and never bring up the loginwindow (regardless of -f -x options) after install. I tried a Snow Leopard disc "SnowLeoDVD" with a few different provided kernels, but they always panic on boot up. So far, the most successful install has been from the iDeneb 1.3 disc which installs 10.5.5. Boots up, and runs. I can get all my hardware supported pretty easily. But the issue here is that I get random crashes when accessing the SATA discs heavily. I'm hoping that a newer distro w/ hopefully tuned up nForce drivers would do the trick. So, for now I've just partitioned my 500G disk into 10 slices. I'm going to install a different distro on each partition and hope to be able to use the semi-working 10.5.5 install to tweak one of the others into working more reliably. Once I get something solid, I'll snatch it up into Time Machine, reformat the drive and spew the working install back onto the disk. Best laid plans, right? Anyhow.. I sure could use some pointers here. I've never tried OSx86 on AMD before, so I'm not sure of all the issues that may be waiting for me.
  2. Hello everyone.. some of you netbook users might find this handy, so I'm posting it. It is a little tool to help you manage the scale factor set in your prefs files for different applications. I use a netbook (Acer AAO) and the 1024x600 screen isn't big enough for some applications. Guitar Rig, for example, creates a window bigger than my screen which is annoying. So I can just select the Guitar Rig prefs file, set the scale factor to .8 and now it all fits fine and everything fits on my screen. Be aware, though that there ARE some glitches with some programs when using the scale factor. This is not my fault, and there is nothing I can do about it. Blame the application developers for not supporting the AppleDisplayScaleFactor property correctly. This won't work for apps that actually check the display resolution, though. For that, you need to find and edit a plist in the installer or program, or both. I'd like to write a little app to help with that too, but I need help. I only have one program that makes this check (MainStage). I know how to fix that one to enable it to install, but I really don't have any idea if other apps are the same, or slightly different. So if you have an app that won't run or install at 1024x600 and you'd like to help me write a tool to patch it so that it does, please contact me so that you can supply some details. You should be reasonably proficient on the command line, I don't want to have to walk you through cd commands and such. Skalor.zip
  3. Crossover is, AFAIK, built on Wine. If you have Crossover, you don't need the free Wine / Darwine. It also has nothing to do with complexity, per se. If the program is written well and happens to use APIs that are well supported under Wine, things will work. I run Multisim, AutoCAD and occasionally IDA Pro under Darwine. They all work great, and are all certainly complex programs. I've had small programs (keygens and things) that don't work under Wine. <shrug> Luck of the draw, if you like.
  4. I don't get it!

    Well, there are reasons to switch or not switch for everyone, and reasons will be different for everyone. The words "best", "worst", "good" or "better" are not absolute concepts - but they are indicative of some metric. Exactly what is measured, though, is entirely subjective. How one comes to define their own metric usually has a lot to do with not only what they need to achieve today, but what their past experiences (good and bad) and learned behavior about computers leads them to find "comfortable." I, for example, am entirely "at home" on the shell command line because my very first experience with computers was with the (8-bit 2MHz 6809 512k RAM) Tandy Color Computer 3 running an OS called OS-9. It was a pre-emptive multitasking OS, with a shell interface strongly similar to UNIX. So single-tasking DOS on the 286 wasn't an option for me. I used Minix on my 286 instead. Even though DOS had more, and better, applications available - using anything but a familiar shell with | and & wasn't really viable. I skipped a 386, saving up for a 486 purpose built to run Slackware 3.0 whenever that was. I added a second disk and FreeBSD 2.2 soon after. I've used Open Source exclusively on a variety of machines since then, until adding MacOSX about a year ago. Since then, I've come to use MacOSX more and more. I still have my shell. iTunes and my iPod "Just Work." Essentially all of the Open Source apps I use are available for Mac, and there are loads of Mac-specific tools, codecs and so on that are available to me now - I'm trying out GarageBand just because I can. Mostly I've started using MacOSX to learn about it and as a hobby. I make my living on Linux, so I like to play with something else at home. Chances are good that I'll be back on Linux most of the time soon enough. So? Thats Mac. A Mac user would complain that they can't use Spaces the way they expect, or that it is annoying to have grab specific places on the window to drag it instead of anywhere on the window frame when forced to use Gnome. I've never encountered this, and I run a hodge-podge of apps and tools. Sounds to me like you have an issue with your install. Multiple desktops are perfectly "native" - they just aren't enabled by default. The Mac distinction between programs and windows makes the above behavior the "right" way to do it. You open a new window in the program, and drag it to the space you want. It is different. When I started using OSX I had a tendancy to leave a lot of unneeded programs open by closing individual windows instead of programs. You get used to it. Then use Linux. Last time I checked you don't go to hell for using it. MacPorts, Darwin Ports, Fink. All of these are examples of what you're looking for. I installed bchunk yesterday on MacOSX to convert a bin/cue image to .iso .. to install it, at my shell I did: sudo port install bchunk Done. I don't know about the "hype" - I never really heard any with respect to Mac vs. Linux. People use what gets the job done and makes their life easier than the alternatives. I have a close friend who started off with Linux w/ me way back when. He uses Windows now as his primary OS because his main machine is a laptop and he does Windows development for work. He adds Cygwin on top for the occasional times he needs UNIX stuff, or when the "Unix way" is easier. Once you start dealing with this stuff for a living, you become much more interested in how to steal 10 or 15 minutes extra away from the computer a day. If Linux can do that for you, you'll use Linux.. if not, you'll use something else.
  5. Against Apple

    No, not at all - that would seriously hamper Apple's ability to keep the profit margins they enjoy on their computer hardware. I don't want Apple to shoot themselves in the foot, and I don't want to see them lose money. This would help no one. What I want is for Apple to: a) Act correctly in releasing their modifications to GPLed code. This is a legal requirement of the GPL license. If Apple seriously wants individuals to abide by their licensing requirements, they should set an example in this regard. Be a fair community member and give back to the communal technology base that enabled the creation of their product. Yes it is true that the BSD license doesn't require this - but that is precisely why it is useful license. Companies like IBM, Sun and HP recognize the utility in this - why doesn't Apple? Apple doesn't sell computers to that many UNIX geeks. Apple sells packaged computers to authors, artists, students, moms and grandmas who only know UNIX as castrated male singers from Roman times. These people don't care about graphics APIs, or filesystem specifications - these are the things Apple could Open Source. Moms and grandmas care about the Finder, and Safari and Time Machine... Apple should keep these private, package them with their rebadged Tiawanese computers, and make money. But by seeding core technologies to the OSS world, Apple would help ensure that OSS developers are coding in an Apple-friendly way - that only means more software for Mac. There is the old saying that "you have to spend money to make money" - this is, of course, quite true. That is to say - one needs to INVEST. Open sourcing code is somewhat like investing. By giving away the source, you allow others to add features and you gain interest.
  6. Acer Aspire One A150: iPC OSx86 10.5.6

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...amp;pid=1229756 Not the exact same Acer, but it should be close enough to get you up and running. Your Acer Aspire One D150 has an Intel Atom N270 processor. This processor is single-core, therefore, you are using one core. The extra "process" you see is a second thread - the N270 includes support for hyperthreading, which in certain conditions can allow the single core to execute two instructions at once.. but this is not the same as a second core, and will not give you anywhere near the performance increase of a second core. The Atom 300 series is the dual-core model, and as far as I know, is not used in any netbook. I've seen 200-series Atoms billed as "dual-core" on the signage in electronics stores. It is misleading, though probably not intentional.. the people involved may simply believe that the second thread is actually a second core.
  7. Against Apple

    Oh, yes, I am fully aware of the distinction between the BSD and GPL license. I believe they did use code actually derived from FreeBSD, but regardless of whether I am mistaken on that point however, they certainly do use BSD licensed code, and they acknowledge that fact (as the license requires them to). I do appreciate the fact that they are NOT required to give back their modified BSD code, and I do not expect them to do that, as such. However, as a good neighbor, as an ethical community member, they would do well to give something to the OSS community. If giving the Cocoa API is too much, as I said, how about an HFS+ implementation? One good turn, deserves another though, and all that. They have NOT been good about giving out code to their modified GCC and other tools, which the GPL requires them too. I can't speak to their Webkit releases as I am not familiar with that. It does seem that they have violated the GPL, or at least come "dangerously" close to doing so. While they are not violating the BSD license, I submit that their attitude towards OSS and the community just basically sucks. I also do appreciate the historical position of X11, and the difficulty in getting code switched over. But users will use whatever the hell their distro throws up for them and developers rarely code directly for X11. Developers usually code for GTK, QT, or use SDL or whatever. Raw Xlib programming is becoming a thing of the past, unless you're writing glue and widgets. It is true that there have been a lot of attempts at X replacements over the years. Some time ago, I was a big ran of GGI which had a cube effect long before compiz/beryl and the like. They didn't take off, and that has nothing to do with Apple, Microsoft or anyone else... truly, it is difficult to get something like this rolling. It takes some might, and some marketing... i.e. you have to generate buzz. OSS can't do that at will, but Apple makes a living on it.. and in this case, and especially back in '99 when OSX came out, they could have generated all the buzz needed by just issuing a press release. If they had released OpenSource Darwin with a replacement graphics backend for X that is roughly Mac compatible for primitive operations, a lot of OSS people probably would have went along with the buzz, building compatible versions for Linux, and *BSD, etc, etc. Certainly more people would have looked at Darwin than actually did - because Opensource Darwin is just a Mach-based UNIX, with fairly limited hardware support and the same old X11 {censored} - so why not just use Linux and *BSD - with better hardware support, and the same old X11 {censored}? It just makes sense. Why take ANY steps backwards if you're not getting something out of it? They could have had loads more people switching from Linux and BSD to their opensource OS, and then likely on to MacOSX when it came time to buy a new computer. Apple could have been the company that modernized Unix - and I bet if they tied themselves more closely to Unix and their BSD roots openly, and in the public mindset - they'd sell a whole lot more Mac servers than they do. Of course, if you and I both buy one this month, they'll post record server sales this quarter. I'm just saying that their backwards attitude towards Open Source sucks for the community, it sucks for Mac owners, and it probably has cost Apple some sales.
  8. Acer Aspire One 10.5.8 HOWTO

    Update: So I've been playing w/ 10.5.8 for a few days now, and noticed that graphics performance seems more sluggish than my previous 10.5.5 install (both are fully accelerated). I just got done running Xbench against on my new 10.5.8 install w/ the vanilla (9.8.0) and voodoo (9.6.0) kernels. Vanilla scored 42.20. Voodoo 44.18. Versus just over 50 w/ my 10.5.5 install. The vanilla kernel provides slightly faster performance in all areas except for thread-related tests, in which case the enhanced Atom support in Voodoo wins big enough to come out ahead overall.. which is to be expected. That said, 10.5.5 w/ Paul's Wind driver set is the sweet spot for AAO performance. GL and Quartz performance is MUCH faster there, with only negligible costs to performance elsewhere. The performance difference is noticeable to the end-user - I noticed it especially when watching certain DivX movies. 10.5.8 seems to stutter more, but it still works fine. I'm sticking w/ 10.5.8 for now. If I decide that GarageBand is rubbish, I'll go back to 10.5.5
  9. The following procedure will get your Acer Aspire One 150 ZG5 fully working (full QE acceleration, full audio, etc). The only stuff that doesn't work is the stock wifi card and the right side SD slot. What you need: iATKOS v7 (10.5.7 install DVD) image. The attached driver pack (patched VoodooHDA and VoodooPS2Controller kexts) The SD card driver from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxsdhci/ The video drivers from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?vmwyyzdmh3y A wired network connection, or a replacement wifi card (I use a bcm43xx card). Install iATKOS. Use the dsmos decrypter. Install NO video drivers (you'll use 800x600 VESA mode to start with). I use the vanilla kernel, with Voodoo drivers (for HDA, PS2 and Power). You'll need to boot the vanilla kernel with cpus=1, naturally. The AAO's wired NIC is a Realtek, just FYI. After you're up, set up your network and go to Software Update and install the 10.5.8 update. I don't know if the ComboUpdate dmg will work or not. When you reboot after update, use the -v option. You'll boot up to where the root BSD device is found, and then the system will reboot on its own again. Have no fear, let it boot again. It will work this time. Now you are running 10.5.8. Install the kexts from the attached ZIP. These include a patched VoodooHDA (for external mic) and a patched VoodooPS2Controller (to fix the tilde/forward tick key). Install the video and SD card kexts now as well. Reboot. Enjoy. Patched_Voodoo.zip
  10. The following procedure will get your Acer Aspire One 150 ZG5 fully working (full QE acceleration, full audio, etc). The only stuff that doesn't work is the stock wifi card and the right side SD slot. What you need: iATKOS v7 (10.5.7 install DVD) image. The attached driver pack (patched VoodooHDA and VoodooPS2Controller kexts) The SD card driver from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxsdhci/ The video drivers from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?vmwyyzdmh3y A wired network connection, or a replacement wifi card (I use a bcm43xx card). Install iATKOS. Use the dsmos decrypter. Install NO video drivers (you'll use 800x600 VESA mode to start with). I use the vanilla kernel, with Voodoo drivers (for HDA, PS2 and Power). You'll need to boot the vanilla kernel with cpus=1, naturally. The AAO's wired NIC is a Realtek, just FYI. After you're up, set up your network and go to Software Update and install the 10.5.8 update. I don't know if the ComboUpdate dmg will work or not. When you reboot after update, use the -v option. You'll boot up to where the root BSD device is found, and then the system will reboot on its own again. Have no fear, let it boot again. It will work this time. Now you are running 10.5.8. Install the kexts from the attached ZIP. These include a patched VoodooHDA (for external mic) and a patched VoodooPS2Controller (to fix the tilde/forward tick key). Install the video and SD card kexts now as well. Reboot. Enjoy.
  11. Intel GMA 950 - Acer Aspire One 150

    I have an AAO running 10.5.7, 1200x600 works fine. I used the iATKOS v7 DVD. Using the Intel GMA950 "rare" drivers on the disk, I get 1200x600 - but NO hardware acceleration. Still, at least it is full resolution, and works with no problems. I had full acceleration on 10.5.5, so this is pissing me off. Using some of the materials that work for me on 10.5.5 (Paul'd Wind Driver / Utility zip) gets me acceleration and Quartz .. BUT.. There is some mildly annoying graphics corruption. Usually only pops up when clicking on an icon's name to rename it. I've had some occasional mouse droppings too. It isn't *too* bad, so I'm living with it for the moment (so I can watch video) until I figure out a way to fix this thing.. or failing that I'll go back to 10.5.5.
  12. Is OSx itself even ethical?

    It doesn't matter what userland NeXT/MacOSX/anything COULD use, easily or with great effort - what matters is what it DOES use, and that is BSD. Apple ships BSD. And it isn't just the userland TOOLS either. MacOSX's TCP/IP stack code is BSD licensed. So if you remove BSD stuff, you're back to (snicker) AppleTalk networking, I guess. The MacOSX GUI is *very* closely tied to NeXTStep. The GNUStep libraries (which provide a code-level measure of compatibility with NeXT on Linux/Unix/X1) also function for Cocoa, because they are just nearly identical. From gnustep.org, front page first paragraph: "GNUstep provides a robust implementation of the AppKit and Foundation libraries as well as the development tools available on Cocoa/OpenStep" Apple re-implemented the Mac GUI - the Finder, Toolbar, and so on using a slightly revised OpenStep (rebadged Cocoa) running on Mach/BSD. MacOSX is Mach, with BSD networking, process communication, and userland tools, among other things. The "core" is all derived from Open Source. Apple layered on a lot of their own code - good, important code - and that is why they deserve to make money. To see Darwin as a gift from Apple is sillyness. If they had opensourced the Mac core graphics API running on Darwin, so that X11 isn't needed on it, then they would have provided something tangible of their own to the open source world. Imagine Microsoft doing the following: Take FreeBSD and turn off the text console support. Add a closed-source framebuffer driver. Create their own analog of Wine which runs on this new framebuffer to run "Windows Classic" programs. Packaged this creation as Windows 10. It would be Windows in name, only - it would be UNIX underneath. And MS would get harpooned from every side for trying to "hijack FreeBSD" .. this is because MS doesn't do PR as well as Apple. I dislike MS more than Apple - and MS is probably more guilty of abuses, but Apple gets away with their share too. And they look cool doing it. Darwin is for show. Hell, they aren't even doing standalone binary releases anymore or even trying to give people an actual free, standalone OS. So how does that koolaid taste, anyhow?
  13. Against Apple

    I'm not trying to start a flame war, but Apple's actions with respect to community sources and fairplay irritates me. Apple makes some tremendous products. MacOSX is a fine operating system. The iPod Touch and iPhone are wonderful little devices. In the past (think 68k), they made computers that were genuinely well engineered and creatively done. Today, they make badged PCs, and their mojo goes into iPods. I understand why. I don't necessarily like it, but I get it. The power of the iPhone and the success of the App Store are largely due to the fact that they have a powerful OS core (not some cheesy phone OS), and compiler for ARM. They are called BSD and gcc, not Mac Classic and MPW. The three things that really make the iPhone a good product are the CPU (ARM is a great platform), the portability of the Darwin/BSD codebase, and the UI APIs. Apple is the best at putting a lot of great ingredients together in just the right way to make a hit. But of this trifecta, Apple is really only responsible for the last piece. The rest is radios and batteries - generic {censored} that every device has, and that any garden-variety engineering grad can fit together. The touchscreen is some nice flare, and a nice step forward. Cheers to Apple for making billions on a slightly improved touchscreen design and accompanying UI APIs. Sincerely. I'm glad to hear someone is still making money these days. And no wonder. Apple gear is pretty expensive. My only Leopard machine, though, is an Acer. My iPod was a gift to me from my company, and is now jailbroken and I use a lot of free programs, but I also have purchased quite a few from the iPod App Store. I've owned a few second hand 68k and PPC Macs at different times over the years. I guess Apple really hasn't made much money from me directly. I became fascinated with Apple some years ago. Prior to my enlightenment, Macs had always been computers for art dweebs. You know, computers that people painted with - not computers that people hacked on. It didn't even have a command line for god's sake. I've always been squarely a Unix geek, nearly since the time I cut my teeth on computers. I removed DOS from my first 286 PC to install Minix. Linux didn't exist yet. Yeah, I'm kinda old and I started young. Whatever. Some years ago when PPC was all the rage and people were dumping 68k in droves, I assembled a loaded Quadra (its stored away, but I still have it!) for peanuts. I needed a system to learn 68k assembler on, and I knew there were people using NetBSD and Linux on 68k Macs. I never had any real intention to use Mac OS. So I installed NetBSD. And it was great. A big ole romping stomping 68040 w/ Unix and bunch of SCSI drives. Man I was in heaven. I gave BasiliskII a whirl on NetBSD/68k - not really thinking it would work that well. I was quite wrong. It worked great. Some things were slower, obviously, but it worked rather well. My first real work with a GUI system was System 7. Before that, and I was a shell and VT100 terminal kind of guy. When I did use X, it was for comparing the text of multiple xterms, or using a browser when Lynx didn't suffice. I had downloaded System 7 dot something free from Apple's FTP, and then bought a copy of MacOS 8. MacOS under BasiliskII was my GUI of choice for NetBSD on the Mac. A strange precursor to MacOSX, if you will. But that experience, along with learning 68k asm, gave me a strong appreciation for the well thought-out design of the Mac. Such virtualization performance just wasn't possible on the x86 at similar clock rates - made possible here by virtue of a great CPU architecture, and clean OS design. Sometime in 98 or 99, I heard the rumor that version 10 would be a Unix core with the Mac GUI ported to it. A lot of stuff was happening around then.. Apple was contributing code to MkLinux, rumors were swirling around that the Mac GUI could be ported to Linux, or all sorts of things. It was very cool stuff.. but one thing was certain: a *REAL*, complete operating system was getting put together. A system designed for programmers and people. It looked big. I thought: "Finally, X is dead." Apple will give UNIX a facelift, and have their own proprietary "window manager" and tools. They get enough industrial strength to break into new markets (servers? ipods?) and UNIX gets a bit of a facelift. That would be fair. Didn't quite happen that way. Here we are a decade later. X11 and its diverse sprawling ecosystem of toolkits and APIs have only grown, not dwindled. The state of the UNIX desktop has improved despite this condition, not because of it. Really, Apple took some code acquired through its purchase of NeXT, took a chunk of FreeBSD, forked a copy of gcc, glued it all together to produce MacOSX - and then slapped the Mac face on it. And hey, they did a great job.. much more of a job than Al Gore did in creating the Internet, but to say Apple made MacOSX isnt the whole story. But whatever - they deserve the money they make. However, please play fair. Open source technologies have made Apple's products better, so shouldn't they in turn help make OSS better? Be right about releasing patches to gcc! They provide their own "Darwin" Open Source OS - but it languishes as little more than a curiousity. It could just as easily have been the "MacOSX Lite" version. Why not give us an Open Source MacOSX with just enough frameworks and a lite version of Finder to run small Mac shareware/freeware programs. Just open source a few key frameworks and make (timely!) source contributions back to the open source community that the FreeBSD and Linux might be able to use. If that is too much - OK, fine. You _are_ Apple. You define HFS. Why not contribute a full implementation of HFS to FreeBSD? Surely that couldn't be hard, since you basically have one already. Keep Time Machine, Spotlite, Safari and all the user-oriented stuff and sell your products with them. God bless. But give back to the community you borrowed from. Nothing in the OSS releases of Darwin has ever been of any huge importance to the BSD or GNU communities they take from, yet BSD is the underpinning of their whole OS. Gcc is the core of Xcode. A sleek Apple GUI ported to UNIX didn't kill X11 - Instead, X11 was just added on as a layered option. If Apple had played fairly - no one, not even Linux programmers, would still be writing code for X11 these days. No one buys a Mac to have Quartz or HFS+. Providing OSS implementations to the community wont cost Apple a single customer. It would win them some though, and make life easier for some existing users. So what gives? But Apple, isn't interested in the community. Apple is interested in bending over the fanboys who buy stuff on the first release and are then charged for updates that everyone else gets for free. Apple has taken from a tradition of generosity and given little, if anything, back. And worse, been unfair even to their customers (January software update my @$!). So next time you see some lame caveat to make sure you run out and "support Apple" by buying a boxed copy of Leopard to put on the shelf after you install OSx86, remember - Apple has received man-years of development in terms of code, free of charge. Much of this code was produced by students and professors at publicly funded universities. Much of that codebase was in development and free circulation for longer than MacOSX has existed. When Apple produces a Safari or iTunes for FreeBSD (what a concept, make your programs work on the OS you grabbed code from) or Linux, then there will be cause to say that they are interested in helping and furthering the community they have so willingly taken from. When they contribute new features and make OSS better, then there will be something to discuss about how Apple deserves our support. Sun deserves our support! I wish they made a "Sun Mini" that I could afford. That damn company used to charge for everything but the "ls" command! Now it purchases programs like Staroffice (OpenOffice!) and Virtualbox and gives them away under an OSS license. How times do change.
  14. Acer Aspire One Audio/Mic fix?

    The VoodooHDA kext works nicely, but you need to do a simple patch to make it work. You'll need XCode installed for this: Step 1: grab the code (in a terminal type): svn checkout http://voodoohda.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ voodoohda-read-only Step 2: There is now a folder called voodoohda-read-only which contains the code. In there is a file called Tables.c - open it in your favorite editor. Step 3: In the code, find the lines containing the settings for the SOUND_MIXER_LINE, SOUND_MIXER_MIC, and SOUND_MIXER_RECLEV .. they are set to zero in the code .. set them to non-zero. I use 75 for the line and mic settings, and 45 for the recording level. These settings work well with my electric guitar fed directly to the input.. YMMV. Play with them if you need too, but non-zero is key. Step 4: compile the code: cd voodoohda-read-only ; ./helper.sh build Step 5. The resulting kext is in voodoohda-read-only/build/Debug/ install it with KextHelper or however you like. Reboot. I've attached my kext that is working on my AAO, running iDeneb 10.5.5 / vanilla. AAO_VoodooHDA.zip
  15. I have an Acer Aspire 5100. AMD Turion @ 1.7 GHz. Using Zeph's AMD 10.5.2. Under all operating systems, pegging the CPU at 1.7 GHz for an extended period of time makes the system overheat and turn off (80 degrees C). Linux (and I assume Windows) can properly throttle the CPU so that the critical temp is never reached. I haven't found a solution to allow Leopard to pull this trick off. Truthfully, I don't even care about throttling - if I can get Leopard to lock the CPU at 800 MHz that would be fine too. I have Linux set like this to preserve battery life, so setting Leopard the same way would be great. Anyone know what I'm talking about and have an answer?