SL-ing IONITX

Like my previous posting, I have trouble installing  Snow Leopard in Zotac IONITX board. The specification of my board could be found here. Following items are my additional hardware configuration:

  • Motherboard: Zotac IONITX D-E
  • Memory: 2x2GB Corsair XMS 800MHz
  • Hardrive WDC 500GB Green
  • Samsung P2370 HD LCD Monitor
  • Samsung DVD RW

I did follow this tutorial, especially this section and it’s working awesome.

Here are temporary summary of the results:

  • VGA is working great with BIOS setting using VRAM 512MB
  • Line out Audio is working
  • Shutdown is working with BIOS setting ACPI 2.0 (I did try using ACPI 3.0, but it failed to shutdown)
  • Restart and Sleep are not working (after replace boot file using EFI PCI v 5.1)
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SL-ing Asus P6T Deluxe

After couple of months trying to install Snow Leopard on my Asus P6T Deluxe PC Desktop , today I have it done pretty well..

Here are my Desktop Configuration:

Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe (BIOS Version 1102)

CPU: Intel Core i7 920

Memory: Corsair XMS 3x2G (6GB) DDR3 1096MHz

VGA: Asus 9400GT 512MB Silent

Disk: 750GB WD SATA Green

DVD: Sony DVD RW

Screen: Apple Cinema Display HD 23″ and Samsung P2370

I just follow step-by-step on this insanelymac, but if you want the easier way there are other posting from other guy which provide installer to do the steps automatically, you can find here.

Here are the evaluation results so far:

  • VGA Card is detected properly
  • Shutdown/Restart is working
  • Sound card output is working
  • Sleep is working, but the wake-up is still problem, turn into blank screen after upgrade fakesmc to v2.5
  • Need OSX86Tools to make Core i7 detected properly

    After installation, I am able to update to 10.6.2 with combo update without any problems.

    If you have problem with Shutdown and Restart with some configuration in BIOS, so you might need to:

    • Enabling ACPI 2.0
    • Apply OpenHaltRestart.kext that can be found in my other post.

    Middle Mouse button in Firefox and Swiftweasel as “Paste”

    Long time ago, back to 1980’s, X11 define that middle mouse button is paste, you can read the detail in here. As opposed to Microsoft standard uses middle mouse button as navigation key.

    Firefox/Swiftweasel in Unix/Linux implemented the same nature of X11. If you have problem with this nature, you can simply disable the feature.

    • From your browser, put about:config in address bar
    • Search middlemouse.paste and change the value to false

    Java Plugins for Browser in Hardy 64-bit

    This link is very usefull to solve the issue:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202537&highlight=java

    Enabling Side Buttons of Scrolls V470 in Gutsy

    After resuming for long holidays, just realize that someone ask me through commenting of my previous posting asking about enabling side buttons in V470 that I was missed before. Thanks pershy for reminding me.

    Actually, there are several ways to do it, but I will write just one of them:

    • Get information of your device by issuing
    • $ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
      inspect similar to these following lines:
      I: Bus=0005 Vendor=046d Product=b008 Version=0313
      N: Name="Bluetooth Laser Travel Mouse"
      P: Phys=[your device's physical id]
      S: Sysfs=/class/input/input[your input device sequence number]
      U: Uniq=[your device unique bluetooth address]
      H: Handlers=mouse2 event6
      B: EV=7
      B: KEY=ff0000 0 0 0 0
      B: REL=143

    • Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to have:
    • Section "InputDevice"
      Identifier "V470"
      Driver "evdev"
      Option "Name" "Bluetooth Laser Travel Mouse"
      Option "Dev Phys" "[your device's physical id]"
      EndSection
      ...
      Section "ServerLayout"
      ...
      InputDevice "V470"
      ...
      EndSection

    • Restart your X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)
    • From xev we can get button code of left or right direction of scroll button, left is 11 and right is 12
    • Next step, I want to bind it to key of back and forward history in Firefox that is Alt+Left and Alt+Right button
    • Install xbindkeys
    • $ sudo apt-get install xbindkeys xvkbd

    • Create ~.xbindkeysrc and put this lines:
    • "/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Alt_L]\[Left]""
      b:11
      "/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Alt_L]\[Right]""
      b:12

    • Execute xbindkeys for current session, and add it to System->Preference->Sessions to load it on each logon

    I hope this will help you…

    Medibuntu

    If you have trouble to play movie and music in your Ubuntu, this url would be help, I hope….

    If you need to play other format you can do this:
    $ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse streamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3

    Gnome and GDM shows Difference Time

    I have classic problem after installing some of Linux distro, including default installation of Gutsy. The problem is time difference shown by Gnome and GDM. Usually I ignore it, but yesterday my friend ask me why is the time not correct? That question disturbing me and push me to find the solution to make it synch between Gnome and GDM .

    After searching for a while, finally found in ubuntu forum explain how to resolve it.

    Simply edit /etc/default/rcS and change the UTC=yes to UTC=no and reboot.