Sunday, November 28, 2010

There was an error while gathering this information fix

Really annoying to get "There was an error while gathering this information" on System profiler, after hours looking through internet, several try and noresult, finally get it fixed, here is the step.

remove :

/System/Library/SystemProfiler/ SPPlatformReporter.spreporter
/System/Library/SystemProfiler/ SPiPlatformReporter.spreporter

get from any MacOSX DVD installation using pacifist the original for those file above, copy them from DVD to above directory, remove /System/Library/Extensions.mkext and reboot. it should get it fixed.

I got this instructions from this link, but instead using 10.4.10 DVD (as it said on that page instructions), I am using any DVD that available on my shack, and found iatkos 10.5.4, currently I am running 10.5.8 system, installed through ideneb 1.5.1.

side note : you need to have this SMBIOSEnabler.kext installed on your system too, and edit the contents of /System/Library/Extensions/SMBIOSEnabler.kext/Contents/Info.plist to reflect your system info.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nvidia XFX GF 9400GT 550M 512MB on 10.5.8 osx

I can confirm that XFX GF 9400GT PCI-E card (Product Code: PV-T94G-YAK2) can run on OSX 10.5.8 (with ideneb 10.5.1) installation (then do the combo upgrade from mac website) with full QE/CI support.

things you need are :

nVidia Driver from this link or this link.
edit under /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

here is procedure to edit that

1. Open osX86Tools.
2. Click on Add EFI Strings/Boot Flag and open it
3. now do these steps:
4. Click GFX String [On upper Left]
5. On Graphics Card, Drop down the list and choose Custom Geforce [should be at very last]
6. On the box Type 'nVidia Geforce 9400 GT'
7. Select 512MB as cards Memory and click OK
8. Select VGA / DVI-I as display output configuration (NVCAP) note : this one need to be correct, I tried the DVI-I / VGA before, and it didnt work.
9. Copy Hexadecimal EFI String box contents and paste it to previous OSx86Tools windows called Boot Editor on the box above "Apply Changes to button.
10. close all and then restart the machine, your screen will now ready and good to go like mine, as you see on the snapshot above, its feed 24 inch screen with 1920x1200 resolution, nice...

other link to read, the same nvidia 9400 chipset video card but different brand.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What is the Windows 7 edition that is best for me ?

One thing is for sure Windows XP Mode runs only on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate, for complete list of the difference between these windows 7 edition, here is the table :


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