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  1. Try google with these words "logitech control center snow leopard" and the second listing www.tuaw.com should be a solution. Google works for a large percentage of the questions asked on this site. Too bad more people don't use it as it would make it easier to find answers to the questions that aren't covered by google search. If that doesn't work out for you try app USB Overdrive 3.
  2. So, the question WAS "Should Apple Sell OS X For Use On A PC?" From my point of view? Yes, of course. I love the idea of being able to buy cheap open market PC hardware and run a premium OS like leopard on it. Obviously from Apple's viewpoint it makes no sense because they are all about hardware when it comes to PC's and selling you their OS to run on a cheap open market box kind of defeats that purpose doesn't it? Not only that, why would they want to open Pandora's box like Microsoft did and let every fly by night hardware supplier willing to pay the licensing fees start writing bug ridden code for their OS? That's one of the reasons OS X is more stable than MS Windows. That and it's based on UNIX code, not some kludged collection of undercooked spaghetti. What I think you might see if Apple's PC market share continues to rise is a significant enough price drop due to volume sales making it easier to justify buying a Mac. The real hurdle Apple faces is can it withstand the growth without losing control and become just another mediocre corporation with no heart or vision? Don't know about the rest of you but I've seen some recent indications of that trend. I'm personally in favor of open source software and letting the owner of the hardware decide what code THEY want to run. My 2 cents, that's all. If it doesn't match your opinion that's OK. We're all individuals and that just adds to the diversity and flavor of the mix. Beating each other over the head repeatedly in an attempt to convince everyone that only your interpretation is valid frequently leads to making oneself look foolish. Again, my 2 cents.
  3. Thanks for working on this dong, I was able to eventually get RadeonHD.kext working and was able to switch resolutions but it would only boot without hanging maybe 1 out of every 4 attempts and lost qe/ci, so I've uninstalled for now and await further progress. Snow Leopard 10.6.1 Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Device ID: 0x9501 Vendor : ATI (0x1002) Note: I had to remove the EFI string from com.apple.Boot.plist to get it working.Also used SwitchresX 4.1 to get EDID info.
  4. Here's the link to the Wiki if that will help. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_U...8MAC_address.29
  5. MSI RX3870 no video after Snow Leopard crash

    <br /><br /><br /> Try deleting the ATI3800Controller.kext and ATIRadeonX2000.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/.
  6. Is there anyone using snow leopard that is having any success with the Radeon HD 3870 Video Card? So far I am only able to boot at all if I remove the ATI3800Controller.kext and the ATIRadeonX2000.kext files. Even then I have no resolution switching capabilities in system preferences, display. I have to manually set the desired boot resolution in the Boot.plist file and those choices are limited to Vesa graphics modes. So attempting "Graphics Mode"="1680X1050X32" the res I normally used in Leo 10.5 results in 1400X1050X32 in SL. I have tried all of the EFI strings available for the card. I'm mostly missing the dual monitor support that I have with 10.5.7. I don't really care that the card doesn't support OpenCL at this point. If there's any support in the works i'd appreciate hearing about it as I can't really afford a new HD 4870. I was also thinking about switching to an NVidia card but there are many complaints about their drivers also. Informed suggestions welcome! Thanks.
  7. 10.6.1 is out!

    Other than having to delete the ATIRadeon2000.kext and ATI3800Controller.kext files to avoid hang at boot all went smoothly. I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512 GPU and if anyone else that's using this card has found a way to boot in 10.6 without deleting these files or use dual monitors or even be able to switch resolution in System Preferences please PM me. PS my Geekbench score went from 3780 to 4250 after the update.
  8. New Chameleon 2.0-RC3!

    I totally agree, releasing updates with new features that are poorly documented causes much confusion and too many unnecessary questions that should have at least a few examples to start with. The answer usually given is if you don't understand it don't use it. Nobody forcing us to update. I guess that's the price you pay living on the bleeding edge of the technology. Sometimes it's fun , sometimes disaster .
  9. New Chameleon 2.0-RC3!

    Almost all of the questions being asked here are answered in the RC3 topic on the website chameleon.osx86.hu. I'll give a brief rundown of my experience so far. I was already using Chameleon RC2 so all I had to do was replace the boot file with the one provided in the RC3 package. As was mentioned in an earlier post there is an installer available if you are starting from scratch or if you're a command line user that option is available by default. Many of the problems encountered for me were related to a now known bug for users booting from a USB stick. The Boot.plist file on the USB stick is not being read so you are forced to enter those commands from the Chameleon boot prompt. My current boot string is: -v arch=i386 "Graphics Mode"="1400X1050X32" This boots in verbose (-v) 32bit kernel (arch=i386) vesa graphics mode 1400X1050X32 which I use because my video card (ATI HD 3870) is not supported at this time and will otherwise default to 1024X768. If you're loading Boot.plist from the hard disks /Extra folder instead of a USB stick then these commands can be automated in the kernel flags string of that file (com.apple.Boot.plist). Take a look at their site for more detailed answers.
  10. Glad to hear (no pun) your sound is working. If you have a question about the extensions being loaded go to "About this computer" "More Info" "Extensions" and there it lists Name,Version, Last Modified, Kind (Intel or Universal), and whether its 64 bit or not. So do some experimenting with that and you'll be able to answer all your own questions instead of relying on our best guesses about your system. After looking through your posts it looks like several of your problems with loading new kexts has been caused by not repairing permissions when you add them. Typical of the "didn't work at first and then presto, suddenly works theme"That must be done "EVERY" time you make changes to the "Extensions folder whether it's /E/E or /S/L/E. Kext utility is very handy for this. Just drop the Extensions folder on it's icon and Voila' , permissions repaired.Also try not to make more than one change at a time, reboot and see what's changed. Are you reading the logs in the console utility? Lots of good info there. Best of luck!
  11. Most of the kexts I'm currently using came from Stell's Blog (Do a search) they were all current as far as I can tell and 64 bit. For other tools such as kext utility, DSDT patcher, UInstaller etc. just do a search on this board or google. There should be no problem with putting kexts in the /E/E/ folder as long as they have any required dependents with them, such as with VooDooHDA. My understanding is the main reason for putting kexts in the /E/E/ folder is to prevent them from being overwritten during updates. I believe the IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext will fix your drive icon problem. Take a look at this thread also.http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181209 Boot Panic 32 bit safe mode As far as the Jmicron issue I have the controller disabled in the BIOS. Hope you're making progress!
  12. Glad to hear you're making progress! I boot SL from a USB stick via Chameleon-2.0-r431 and put all of my kexts in the /E/E folder to avoid the confusion of mixing them with all the other kexts in /S/L/E. I'm currently running in 32 bit because some of the apps I use don't like running in 64 bit. Here's a list of the kexts I have loaded in the /E/E folder of my USB boot stick: AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleRTC.kext ATAPortInjector.kext fakesmc.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOAudioFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext OSvKernDSPLib.kext PlatformUUID.kext Sleepenabler.kext VoodooHDA.kext And here's the line I added to the kernel flags string in com.apple.Boot.plist located in the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration folder to boot in 32 bit rather than the default 64 bit. Change highlighted in BLUE. If you use Chameleon to boot with using the -x32 switch won't work. Check the Software heading in "About this Mac" "More Info" to see if you're using 64 bit Kernel and Extensions or not. If "No" then you're 32 bit. <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x1024x32</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>[color="#0000FF"]-x32 boot-uuid=BCA03D4B-F4A5-387A-B80F-B793D2115741[/color]</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>device-properties</key> You'll need to replace my SL HD's UUID with your own. And don't forget to add your SL boot drives UUID to the Info.plist file located in the PlatformUUID.kext folder. I use PlistEdit Pro as the editor. Here's the change I made. In BLUE. <key>Add Platform UUID</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.superhai.driver.PlatformUUID</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>PlatformUUID</string> <key>IOMatchCategory</key> <string>PlatformUUID</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOResources</string> <key>IOResourceMatch</key> <string>IOKit</string> <key>PlatformUUID</key> <string>[color="#0000FF"]BCA03D4B-F4A5-387A-B80F-B793D2115741[/color]</string> </dict> Again, substitute your SL Drives UUID in place of mine. Don't forget to repair permissions after you make any changes with either the kext utility tool or diskutility. Hope this answers some of your questions and helps more than confuses the issue.
  13. Did you have IOAudioFamily.kext and OSvKernDSPLib.kext (from S/L/E) in the same folder? VoodooHDA depends on these two files to work.
  14. I was having same problems with SL hanging during boot. After 4 days of searching and reading everyones solutions I finally came across one obscure post that said when using many ATI video cards (mine is Sapphire HD 3870) all of the ATI****.kext files had to be removed from /S/L/E in order to boot. I could then boot, setup user etc. Resolution is set at 1280X1024, no other options. I can only hope someone will come up with a solution soon. For now I can at least familiarize myself with the features. And yes SL is much faster than Leopard even with limited video support. Update: Actually I didn't have to remove all the ATI kexts, only ATIRadeonX2000.kext and ATI3800Controller.kext. Depending on your model will determine which kexts get removed. If your card is the 4870 then you would remove the ATIRadeonX2000.kext and ATI4800Controller.kext. Better ATI support should be here soon.
  15. RELEASE 10.5.5

    Foodie Monster, I believe these are the two you need from your pre 10.5.5 extensions backup: ALCinject and AppleHDA