JaS 10.4.8 DVD Intel SSE3 available!

October 28th, 2006 7 comments

It’s out!!! Only compatible with intel SSE3 mobos for now.
AMD & SSE2 users have to wait for a ppf to be applied on this DVD.
So everyone can get it!

Its on the green demon, search for JaS.10.4.8.intel sse3.only.install.dvd

Digg!

JaS says:

This is the JaS.10.4.8.intel sse3.only install dvd for Intel and via chipped motherboards.
It can be run with or without NX / with or without HPET thanks to SemtheX!
If you have amd or sse2 grab it now as I will be releasing a ppf to add more support in
as it comes out !!!!!

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MacGeek hits 9000+ visits in 2 weeks!

October 27th, 2006 3 comments

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FSB frequency autodetection in kernel 10.4.8

October 27th, 2006 No comments

Good news.

Mifki just added an extra feature to his kernel that is automatic detection
of your FSB frequency, so you don’t need to specify it at boot time anymore :)

You should test this as some reported it works, and some not.

Feel free to post your comments here.

download link
thread

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Our first poll: “Which 10.4.8 kernel do you use?”

October 27th, 2006 No comments

We are just curious to see how many MacGeek visitors are using the last 10.4.8 kernel.
Check out the poll in the right sidebar!

Check poll results by Geo location with Google Maps:

polls.blogflux.com/map-5768.html

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TomH compares semthex/mifki work!

October 26th, 2006 2 comments

Our old school James Bond :) TomH just made a nice comparison of both semthex
and mifki modded kernel source code. Check it out!

link

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7000+ Visitors! Time for a real pin-up!

October 26th, 2006 No comments

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Kernel FSB boot option by mifki/semthex

October 26th, 2006 7 comments

The default value for FSB is 200 Mhz if you do not specify anything.
So you should check your motherboard spec and the CPU you are using.

I was booting with 200 Mhz but in fact needed 133 Mhz. (Pentium D805 is 533 Mhz).
Thus my clock was too slow, and sound was crap.

Let say your motherboard support 533 and 800 Mhz FSB, but your processor is 533 Mhz.
Then you should set FSB at boot to 533/4 = 133 Mhz.
It is very IMPORTANT that you set the correct FSB speed.

Mifki just released a new version of his 10.4.8 kernel.

Now you can specify the frequency of the FSB as a boot option.

fsb=<mhz>

Download here: www.filefactory.com/file/f618b4

Semthex kernel does also include the possibility at boot to choose a FSB frequency.
The default value is 200Mhz. If you want different value, you have 3 possibilities.

For 100 Mhz: use the -g boot option flag
For 133 Mhz: use the -y boot option flag
For 166 Mhz: use the -z boot option flag

Tips:

Once you know your FSB, you can put it as default value for your boot args. Just edit: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

You should set this if using semthex kernel and 133 Mhz FSB:

<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>-y</string>

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