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Hey All,


I'm making this guide, as many users on IRC have mentioned their System Profiler was not working on AMD/SSE2 Systems - This is due to it dividing by 0, hence the crash.


It's a very simple process. So if you have Leopard working you'll have no problem with this!


1) Download SPPlatformReporter.spreporter.

2) Extract the Zip file, and browse to /System/Library/SystemProfiler - delete SPPlatformReporter.spreporter

3) Copy the SPPlatformReporter.spreporter you extracted from the zip file to /System/Library/SystemProfiler

3) Open Terminal and run the following commands:


Terminal Code:

sudo -s

chmod -R 755 /System/Library/SystemProfiler/SPPlatformReporter.spreporter

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/SystemProfiler/SPPlatformReporter.spreporter

rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext



4) Reboot.


OS X will now allow you to start System Profiler as per normal.





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Iguru. It doesnt work under ToH rel.


It *does* work in ToH (I am using it now), and it confirms my suspiscions: CI/QE is working (X1600PRO AGP), but resolution switching is not.


ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe

P2 2.6C@ 2.85 GHz


200 GB SATA HDD (Vista Ultimate/Ubuntu 7.10 dual-boot)

80 GB PATA HDD (ToH Leopard SL with all updates + SP fix + X1600 QE/CI fix for 71c1)

Onboard Intel gigabit (working)

Onboard ADI1985 sound (working)

(ATI Radeon X1650PRO AGP 512 MB (CI/QE works, but resolution switching does not)


Applications installed:

Office:mac '08 beta (working)

iWork '08 trial

Yahoo Messenger 3.0 beta 2 (working)

Microsoft Messenger 6.03 (working)

Firefox (working)

Transmission (.torrent app) (working)

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