Category Archives: Computer

Dead internal NIC

Thanks @Lnx2Mac: for the driver and great work, @Locmer: for the post here: http://lnx2mac.blogspot.ru/2011/03/reviving-dead-ethernet-ports.html

My Gygabite NIC suddenly died. I’ve never believed in unpowering and waiting, but I’ve seen an evidence of its usefulness just now! It started after my experiments with external PCI card: I’ve found my NIC dead after some testings. Nothing helped: neither BIOS reflash, nor Smart LAN tests. No lights when the cord is plugged in, no life signs in any OS. I gave up and considered buying another NIC to make my Logic Pro plugins work, as well as iMessage and FaceTime. Luckily I came across with Locmer’s post before the purchase. Thank you so much! Keep sharing! So, here are the steps to make it work again:

– Disable wake on lan in the Bios
– Remove power cord
– Remove Network cable
– press the power on switch to drain the capacitors and any remaining power in the PSU
– wait 5 minutes (I’d like to test if this is really needed)
– plug power cable back
– plug network cable back
– press power switch
– press thumbs 😉

Logic Pro 9, 32-bit AU bridge and Mavericks

So far, I upgraded to “the best operating system ever” and have been struck by surprise: Logic Pro 9 didn’t see my 32-bit plugins I couldn’t live without.

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Logic Pro System Overload message the only solution

Well, the friend would say that the best solution to System Overload issue is to switch to Pro Tools/Cubase, but to those who are not loosing faith in Logic the following is dedicated.

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Full screen apps in MacOS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

Can’t but repost it! (original is here: http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2009/07/hide-the-menubar-or-dock-in-specific-apps.html) Continue reading

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Snow Leopard vs Mountain Lion vs Lion

So, one experiment/test. Now I have MacbookPro 6.2 (Early 2010) and I’m testing my favorite Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion on it, using different *bench software.

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Mac OS X

Just decided to compare two systems running on my Hackintosh, since Lion occurred to be slower and slower every next day. So, here are the results of different tests:

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