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Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-18-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,969
Posted By wyager
OK, awesome, thanks. By the way, the method...

OK, awesome, thanks.

By the way, the method I originally posted does not appear to stick. I am going to do something different.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,969
Posted By wyager
Interesting. I didn't know the firmware password...

Interesting. I didn't know the firmware password only applied to non-default startup options. However, did you read this part?



There's the problem. If the thief closes the computer, they won't...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-17-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,969
Posted By wyager
Their software won't ever have a chance to work...

Their software won't ever have a chance to work if there are login and firmware passwords... Let's look at it like this:

Lock screen & dumb thief: Don't get computer back.
Lock screen & smart...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,969
Posted By wyager
If my macbook gets stolen by someone who can...

If my macbook gets stolen by someone who can break 128 bit XTS-AES or pull off a DMA attack on the login window, I have bigger problems.


The Filevault is so that if I leave this hard drive...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,969
Posted By wyager
Enable automatic login with filevault 2?

With filevault enabled, the maximum amount of time you can let the computer stay "unlocked" after going to sleep is one hour. You can also not enable automatic login.

However, I only want...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By wyager
I actually meant the opposite of this... I...

I actually meant the opposite of this... I believe that the HD3000 can do things that the discrete ATI card can NOT do. Either that or Valve neglected to offer full support for ATI cards for some...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By wyager
How odd... I wonder if the source engine takes...

How odd... I wonder if the source engine takes advantage of resources not available on the discrete ATI cards? Source and IW engines are both old, but I wouldn't be surprised if Valve re-did a lot of...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By wyager
But did the new discrete graphics card perform...

But did the new discrete graphics card perform any better than the old graphics?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By wyager
I also believe that the integrated GPU contains a...

I also believe that the integrated GPU contains a dedicated instruction set for decoding and encoding video, which makes it as fast as some workstation cards in this area.

However, this begs the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-07-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By wyager
4x higher performance on integrated graphics over discrete.

I was a little disappointed that I was only getting about 30 FPS in half-life 2 on my 2011 macbook pro 15", but at some point I accidentally left gfxCardStatus set to "Integrated Only". Then, when I...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,896
Posted By wyager
When I restart, it takes up 385 megs of RAM....

When I restart, it takes up 385 megs of RAM. Three minutes later, it's up to 410 megs. It seems to stabilize for periods then go up again.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,896
Posted By wyager
Ha, maybe Apple forgot to add the new MBPs to the...

Ha, maybe Apple forgot to add the new MBPs to the "approved" list. :D
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-17-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,896
Posted By wyager
@chscag Activity monitor is useless for...

@chscag
Activity monitor is useless for checking which kexts are hogging the ram. It only shows processes that the user "should" interfere with.



Thanks! That's what I wanted.
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-16-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,896
Posted By wyager
4 Gigs. How do I check which kernel extensions...

4 Gigs. How do I check which kernel extensions are currently in use? Because something is taking up WAY too much RAM.


And why does HP need so many extensions? Can't they get their act together...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-16-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,896
Posted By wyager
Kernel_task hogs ram... which kexts can I delete/what else can I do?

This is pretty ridiculous... kernel_task is hogging upwards of 540 megabytes of RAM, on top of the gigabyte of RAM already "wired" for OS use. Almost half of my RAM is non-usable. I hear that a gig...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,788
Posted By wyager
Anyone? Is it possible?

Anyone? Is it possible?
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-03-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,788
Posted By wyager
How can I install a bootable linux distro on an SD card?

I understand that Macbook pros can boot from the SD card slot, and this is easy enough to do with the OS X install disk. However, is this possible to do with a Linux distribution? This would mean...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-18-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,079
Posted By wyager
Ahh, so it's normal then. Strange, my old macbook...

Ahh, so it's normal then. Strange, my old macbook didn't start making that sound until the DVD drive started acting up and I had to remove it. I also don't remember that sound on the first couple...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,079
Posted By wyager
Macbook Pro ALWAYS ejects disk (even if there is none) at startup?

So, on my new 1-day-old macbook pro, I realized that whenever I start it up, it made a noise like it was ejecting a disk even if there was nothing there. Then when I put an actual disk in, after...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
I don't know about that... Ever mac I've owned...

I don't know about that... Ever mac I've owned has, over time, developed intolerably long seek times resulting in hang-ups and long open/save times on large files. But it's not something I'm willing...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-14-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
Free ones? I know OS X defrags files under...

Free ones?

I know OS X defrags files under 20 megs, that has zero importance to me. I'm talking about files multiple gigabytes in size.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-14-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
The idea that macs don't suffer from any of the...

The idea that macs don't suffer from any of the problem PCs do is an illusion. Apple chose not to allow de-fragmenting on OS X, which seems like a stupid move on their part... I'm just trying to...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-14-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
I always hear this but I've never seen it in...

I always hear this but I've never seen it in action. What daemon is responsible for actively re-organizing files? It's entirely possible that I'll be downloading some 5gb linux distro or something...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-14-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
OK, maybe I won't do a swapfile then. As for the...

OK, maybe I won't do a swapfile then. As for the data partition, won't having a separate partition for large files, especially P2P files which tend to get really fragmented, speed things up?

I...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-13-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By wyager
What's the best way to go about a relatively complex partition scheme?

I just ordered a new macbook pro, and I want to avoid the same hard drive sluggishness and disorganization that has come after years of adding random extensions and junk to my current macbook. I've...
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