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Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-28-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,077
Posted By Colonel Panic
Mine works just fine as well on DellEFI 1.1 with...

Mine works just fine as well on DellEFI 1.1 with both SD and SDHC cards. My cards were: a Delkin Devices eFilm Pro 4GB Class 6 SDHC Card and a Sandisk 2GB SD Card. Delkin seems to be the best brand...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 07-28-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Colonel Panic
Angry Scratched my lid.......

I have some severe scratches that are only viewable at certain angles. I would like to replace my lid. Can someone tell me the part number for a black lid and how to remove it? I do not need to...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By Colonel Panic
I do not use a front end. I have simply...

I do not use a front end. I have simply associated DOSBox with .exe files instead. Have you tried hitting Option and Return (Windows Key and Enter)? That should make DOSBox go full screen, but I do...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-05-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By Colonel Panic
Front Row is one of OS X' built in media players....

Front Row is one of OS X' built in media players. It can be called up at any time by pressing Command and Escape (Alt and Esc for our Minis) when in the Finder. It Allows for playback of any media...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,309
Posted By Colonel Panic
I would recommend the Dell Mini. The system has...

I would recommend the Dell Mini. The system has no moving parts, so it can survive the drops that will likely happen. The absence of an optical drive is a bummer, but you can go buy an SDHC card and...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-13-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 189,346
Posted By Colonel Panic
Download the regular updater, not the combo...

Download the regular updater, not the combo updater. It saves a LOT of bandwidth.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-09-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,240
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Cpu halted...boots then shuts off

Alright, a few more questions. First, what BIOS version are you running? Second, if you cannot find out on your own, ask the seller if OS X was installed with the Type11 method or the DellEFI method...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-05-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,240
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Cpu halted...boots then shuts off

Did your Mini have automatic updates turned on? If so, that may be the culprit. Reboot with -x (for safe mode) or try booting with -f (to reload all kexts). Reply if these work.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-05-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: 64GB STEC Part Number?

Thanks somms :D ! Seriously, Dell wants $80 more for a slower performing drive!? :lol: Looks like I'll be part of the Runcore crowd. 8-)

Sorry for double posting :oops:.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-05-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,829
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Playin games

Sure :) ! The Tremulous site has no download link for OS X, but Apple does. (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/tremulous.html) I can not remember exactly how I did it, but...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By Colonel Panic
64GB STEC Part Number?

I am debating buying a Runcore for my Mini, and I am just wondering the part number and price for the comparable STEC. Does Dell even still offer it? Thanks for helping.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-05-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,240
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Cpu halted...boots then shuts off

Can you boot into Darwin? If so, start in verbose mode and tell us what it hangs on.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Keyboard

Sorry, but I am still on Type11 7.7, so I did not know these were changed :oops:. I will be taking the plunge when DellEFI 1.2 Final is released 8-).
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-03-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Photobooth -- cant see pictures I am taking

You can always try this (http://mydellmini.com/forum/virtually-increase-your-dell-mini-screen-resolution-t2179.html) or, as mbp said, just open up the folder in Finder.
Forum: Mac OS X Guides 05-03-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,748
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: HOWTO: Upgrade your bios with OS X

Thanks, Guru, that worked perfectly. I was at BIOS A01, but now I am enjoying the absence of the battery beep 8-).
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-02-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Keyboard

1. The "Context Menu Key"(to the right of the space bar), Fn+1, Fn+2, and Fn+8 do not work in OS X. The "Windows" key is remapped as "Option" and the "Alt" key is remapped as "Command" under Leopard....
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-02-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 49,032
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X?

Here are my top ten apps:
10. Virtual II (http://www.xs4all.nl/~gp/VirtualII/) - I love playing HHG2TG on the Mini!
9. Boxee (http://www.boxee.tv)- Before the current build it...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-02-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Multi-Touch Gestures & Hot Keys

Anytime! ;) Again, sorry for being so mean.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-01-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Multi-Touch Gestures & Hot Keys

Ugh.... :evil:. How many times do we have to say this....THERE IS NO WAY TO INSTALL OS X ON A DELL MINI 12! The GMA 500 is totally unsupported in OS X and there is no way to swap it out for a GMA...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 04-30-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,008
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: TV Tuner

I had an interesting idea. What if we used the untapped USB connection from the WWAN port (pins 36 and 38), soldered or connected a TV tuner there, and wrapped an antenna inside the display like the...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 04-25-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,829
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Playin games

I have been trying Tremulous (http://www.tremulous.net/). It is open source and is very fun to play. It runs on my Mini with everything set to high :D . The only thing wrong with it is that it does...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 04-21-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,483
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Installing OSX on Mini 9 with Ubuntu 32 GB SSD

You seem good to go! That was how I ordered mine, but the drive that Dell provides was not powerful enough for me. I returned mine and picked up an old Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive (it was cheap after the...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 04-20-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,258
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: Memory Card Reader not working?

I had the same problem with my Mini locking up when inserting an SD Card. You need to insert the card while the mini is fully powered off and then boot up OS X. It should be detected and on the...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 04-19-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: SDHC card not detected EDIT: forget it!

I know the feeling. I remember trying a card and having my Mini lock up, but then I realized the card needs to be inserted while the system is shutdown *facepalm*.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 04-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Colonel Panic
Re: OS X Photoshop Elements 6 Screen Res.

I do not think that there is a way to "scroll" the screen. This is about the best solution for right now http://mydellmini.com/forum/virtually-increase-your-dell-mini-screen-resolution-t2179.html
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