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Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! / Re: 9.2.3
« Last post by OS923 on Today at 03:08:26 AM »
There was a mistake in TEtoMLTESample. The precompiled headers were not included in the project file and the release version could be debugged.

I corrected the help for "No empty icon files" and "No invisible files". "No empty icon files" applies label 2 (green Project 1). "No invisible files" applies label 1 (brown Project 2).

I'm now testing a synchronous version of AutoFlush PPC.
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I finally got around to installing OS 9 on my 1.42 GHz Mac Mini (1 GB RAM). Before I installed it, I found an M-Audio Transit USB for sale on eBay (the one I found was, thankfully, never removed from the box, so the driver CD and other CDs were included).

Fortunately, I have had no mouse freeze-ups, and the M-Audio Transit USB works as a sound device. I ran Reason 2.5 and heard the sound clearly through my headphones. The computer runs OS 9 so, so well! In fact, it runs just as good as my Mac MDD.

My next step is to remove the original hard drive from the Mac Mini, acquire an mSATA to 44 pin IDE adapter, plug an mSATA drive into it, and run OS 9 on that drive.

You guys are an excellent community! You gave my G4 Mac Mini a new life! I was very dissatisfied running OS X 10.4 on it. But OS 9, holy moly, it runs like a dream!

Thank you so much!
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Weak backlight
« Last post by darthnVader on October 17, 2018, 09:13:23 PM »
I got my hands on an old iBook, which sort of functions but it does have a lot of issues.
The screen works, although it's extremely dark, to the point where you can barely see whats on the screen. On a more minor note the keyboard inputs on its own, as does the touchpad.
Whilst I am no stranger to repairing things, and plan to replace the the keyboard and such.
I was wondering, should the whole screen assembly be replaced, or just the backlight?
And, even if this procedure is worth it, I don't think just the backlight can be easily obtained, so I'm guessing replacing the screen in it's entirety is the best bet?
Your reward for this boring thread is me posting some pics in a while when it's all fixed up.

I've got an extra backlight for a 12", but I'd replace that KB first, it maybe signaling down on the backlight.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Weak backlight
« Last post by Fury deBongo on October 17, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
Boring?

Yesterday I carefully replaced the tiny plug-end on a bluetooth board connector, in a Mac mini.
(Ordered the replacement board with a black socket instead of the correct white one.)
Now that’s boring.

Can you be a bit more specific about which iBook and OS you’re working with / on?
(Helps those of us here that just might have faced similar problems & replacement tasks.)

First suggestion…  a nice clean and fresh install of the OS to eliminate any of those
possible variables before surgery. Next, well… others here are certain to chime in.

And BTW… welcome.
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General Hardware Discussions / Weak backlight
« Last post by sarah on October 17, 2018, 08:22:53 PM »
I got my hands on an old iBook, which sort of functions but it does have a lot of issues.
The screen works, although it's extremely dark, to the point where you can barely see whats on the screen. On a more minor note the keyboard inputs on its own, as does the touchpad.
Whilst I am no stranger to repairing things, and plan to replace the the keyboard and such.
I was wondering, should the whole screen assembly be replaced, or just the backlight?
And, even if this procedure is worth it, I don't think just the backlight can be easily obtained, so I'm guessing replacing the screen in it's entirety is the best bet?
Your reward for this boring thread is me posting some pics in a while when it's all fixed up.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: iMac G3 CRT rays misalignment
« Last post by darthnVader on October 17, 2018, 05:01:00 PM »
Don't get bit by a flyback inverter. -afro-

Always discharge them to ground when fooling with CRTs.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: iMac G3 CRT rays misalignment
« Last post by refinery on October 17, 2018, 04:51:12 PM »
years ago I had one of those Apple 1710AV monitors and had to do this. what a frickin' nightmare that was. and those monitors were crap.
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Mac OS 9 Booting on Previously Unsupported Hardware / Re: G5 qemu attempts.
« Last post by ELN on October 17, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »
Time for a binary patch maybe? :D
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Mac OS 9 Booting on Previously Unsupported Hardware / Re: G5 qemu attempts.
« Last post by Daniel on October 17, 2018, 04:48:32 PM »
Until Open Firmware is quiesced, the "enter" client interface call can be used to drop to the command prompt. You can then inspect registers and do other stuff from OF. Maybe you could tack a little code onto the end of the Trampoline that so you can patch code to call it.

I don't know if the code section is read-only by default, but you could undo that protection with a simple mmu call.
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Mac OS 9 Booting on Previously Unsupported Hardware / Re: G5 qemu attempts.
« Last post by powermax on October 17, 2018, 03:46:20 PM »
Interesting find, do you think this version of bcopy is used in bootx?

Somewhere I have the code for BootX I used to build a version that sends some debug info to the screen, that helped me with finding a problem with KVM on a Powerbook booting OS X in Qemu. I'll have to see if I can find bcopy in the BootX sources.

To my knowledge, BootX uses a CPU-independent implementation of memcpy written in C. bcopy() is just a wrapper for memcpy that changes the order of parameters (see bootx/libclite.subproj/mem.c):

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void bcopy(const void *src, void *dst, size_t len)
{
    memcpy(dst, src, len);
}
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