[Official Thread] MacOSX on Vaio UX

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Postby sev7en » Sat May 26, 2007 18:10

High Definition Audio Support

The UX series come with the Realtek ALC-262, a 2+2 High Definition HD Audio Codec.

General Overview...
The ALC262-GR/ALC262S-GR/ALC262SRS-GR/ALC262DTS-GR are 4-Channel High Definition Audio Codecs with UAA (Universal Audio Architecture), featuring two 24-bit stereo DACs and three 20-bit stereo ADCs, they are designed for high-performance multimedia desktop and laptop systems. The ALC262 series incorporate proprietary converter technology to achieve over 100dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, easily meeting PC2001 requirements and also bringing PC sound quality closer to consumer electronic devices.

The ALC262 series provide 4 DAC channels, supporting stereo sound playback on the rear panel and independent stereo sound output on the front panel simultaneously (multiple streaming), along with flexible mixing, mute, and fine gain control functions to provide a complete integrated audio solution.

The ALC262 series also integrate three stereo ADCs that can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technology simultaneously, significantly improving sound quality for PC VoIP applications. With this unique feature (3 stereo ADCs), the ALC262 can provide high-quality audio using S/PDIF to output analog data, or for multiple-source recording applications.

All analog IOs are input and output capable and can be re-tasked according to user's definitions. Headphone amplifiers are also integrated at analog output ports A, B, C, D, E, and F.

The ALC262 series support 16/20/24/32-bit S/PDIF input and output functions for both consumer mode and professional mode, and a sampling rate of up to 192kHz, offering easy connection of PCs to high quality consumer electronic products such as AC-3 decoders/speakers, and mini disk devices.

The ALC262 series support 16/20/24 S/PDIF input and output to offer easy connection of PCs to high quality consumer electronic products such as digital decoders and speakers.

The ALC262 series supports host/soft audio from the Intel ICH6/ICH7 chipset, and also from any other HDA compatible audio controller. With EAX/Direct Sound 3D/I3DL2/A3D compatibility, and excellent software utilities like Karaoke mode, environment emulation, software equalizer, HRTF 3D positional audio, and a choice of optional Dolby® audio technology, the ALC262 series provide an excellent entertainment package and game experience for PC users.
Audio support can be enabled using the AzaliaAudiopackage, available for downloading over at InsanelyMac Support board (mirror here).

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How-To proceed...:
  • Download the package
  • Extract it (double click!)
  • Launch the Installer
  • Accept the Terms of Service
  • Proceed until it asks to reboot (DON'T CLICK NOW)
  • Launch S&R Permissions tool
  • Reboot the system
Before installing any extension...

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This extension enables the output audio support as showed below but...

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... there is no sound from speakers (audio is redirect to headphone jack) as well as no input from mic (it is not supported).

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NOTE: Taruga's patch does not support up to the v1.16 Realtek ALC262 Audio Codec, don't try force loading otherwise you may make OSX unstable (or it could even stop booting).

Missing Features:
  • Output to UX's speakers (only via headphone jack or with some models to speakers but not to both at the same time)
  • Mic input (node not available)
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Postby sev7en » Sun May 27, 2007 11:44

Advanced Power Management Support

Jas' installer does it for us, using a patched version for portable systems which optimizes the power management features of OSX (remember, you installed it using the ad-hoc installation!).

Next step is to enable the CPU Throttling feature as well as an useful fan controller tool to extend the battery life. We will do both with the Prasys’ ACPICPU Bundle Installer (The Intel Version) (Credits to Prasys, of course!). It packed the kernel extension into an easy installer but you have to customize the default settings because it sets as default the 10.4.9 kernel. Check the image below for the right tips:

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And the CPU Throttle Manager (set it as you wish for performance/power saving).

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NOTE: As you already know... before restart, launch the Repair & Set Permissions tool!
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Postby sev7en » Sun May 27, 2007 12:27

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Controller Support

Many people, including me, have experienced issues about the slow transfer speed from USB ports. The UX sports the latest revision of the Universal Standard Bus (Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M - Enhanced USB2 Controller).

After the installation, System Information panel shows us this:

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As you can see, USB v2.0 speed (Velocità) is limited at 1.5Mb/s (the USB 1.1 standard) and we will work to fix this here.

Download the orByte's PCGenUSBEHCI-2.6.1a.zip modified extension from HERE (Support on InsanelyMac).

As the readme says, you can proceed now in two different ways (1 faster/with risks - 1 slower but more safe). I did the first and it worked with no problem but the second one is highly suggested.

Launch the Terminal then follow the way you like (before you restart the system, launch for both ways the Repair & Set Permissions tool):

A) The fast way - With Risks[INDENT]
  • sudo su
  • rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleUSBEHCI.kext
  • cp -R <path to>/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins
  • chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
  • chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
  • touch /System/Library/Extensions
[/INDENT]
B) The slower method - Safe[INDENT]
  • - Read (or skim through) the Apple Public Source Licence file.
  • - Read the README.1st file.
  • - Read the CAUTION note at least TWICE.
  • - Read the troubleshooting section below.
  • - Remove all mission critical USB from the EHCI port(s).
  • - Obtain and Install IOUSBFamily.kext version 261.4.2
  • - Reboot + verify OHCI (USB 1.1) operations
  • - Check to see if EHCI is working - look under 'About this Mac/More Info/USB' for High Speed USB. If it is already there (after above reboot) you do not need the fix.
  • - If you have no high speed USB, do sudo dmesg | grep EHCI look for 'EHCI controller unable to take control from BIOS.' If you see this line, then you are a good candidate for this fix.
- Now we run some additional tests:
  • sudo su
  • cp -R <path to>/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/
  • chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
  • chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
  • kextload -v -t /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
  • - Look at the kextload output: Because AppleUSBEHCI is loaded, it will not load but it should say:
  • kextload: extension /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext
If the kext is not valid make sure you followed the instructions. If it is valid, proceed to:
  • rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleUSBEHCI.kext
  • touch /System/Library/Extensions
[/INDENT]
Working with the Terminal...

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... and the final result (look at the speed (Velocità) value, now locked at 480Mb/s):

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Postby sev7en » Tue May 29, 2007 09:59

Ethernet Controller (Wired)

The UX is equipped with a Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller which is handled on OSX by IONetworkFamily.kext's AppleYukon.kext plug-in. As reported by manual, you need the supplied port replicator-display/LAN adapter to connect the Vaio to 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T-type networks with an Ethernet network cable. When you have that, you can proceed to OSX tweaking.

Before fixing it (no network adapter found)...

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The extension looks for a specific (Apple computers related) device ID: it is different on the UX than Apple's system and that's the reason it doesn't work when you plug the cable.

To fix it, follow the steps below:
  • The Device ID from Windows (Windows -> Device Manager --> look for the Ethernet Device then click on Property
  • When you are on it, write somewhere the Vendor ID (mine is 11AB) and the Device ID (4351)
    -
    NOTE: You can also collect these value using SiSoftware Sandra or EVEREST.
  • Now back to OSX and launch the terminal as root (log yourself using the su command line)
  • Now we have to edit the file you already know... [INDENT]sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext/Contents/Info.plist[/INDENT] -
    NOTE: You can open this file also via Finder (click on the IONetworkingFamily.kext file then open its content using the Show Package Contents right menu item)
    -
  • Scroll through the list until you find these lines then replace the values as the colors show (first four digits are the Device ID, last is the Vendor ID):[INDENT]<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
    <string>0x436211AB</string> [/INDENT]NOTE: You can also use the useful nano search function (CTRL+W) to look for a specific match.
    -
  • Save the edit file then quit (CTRL+O; CTRL+X).
  • Repair the permissions using the lines below quickly via Set&Repair Permissions Tool (I don't bold them because now you should know these commands off the top of your head!):
    -
    • sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
    • sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
    • diskutil repairPermissions /
    -
  • Reboot the system and... have a good surf session!
Working on the Terminal...

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The final result (network adapter found and working like a charm).

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|| Tweaking ||

It's time to boost the connection speed to match your ISP.

First of all... how fast (or slow) is your connection speed? You can test it using several ways but I found a really useful service supplied by SpeedGuide which let us check performance using the server as a reference. (try using a server that is close to your location). Go here, select the server and wait...
I did this from my University and here's the result:[INDENT]« SpeedGuide.net Speed Test Results »
2257 kbps down (~2.26 Mbps, 276 KB/s)↓
923 kbps up (~0.92 Mbps, 113 KB/s)↑
2048 KB downloaded in 7.433 seconds
500 KB uploaded in 4.438 seconds
Tested on: 2007.05.29 05:31 EDT
Tested from: host-easy.co.uk
Test Link: h--p://www.speedguide.net/speedtest/results.php?test=
Location: Aquila, IT[/INDENT]These values are general indicators and depend upon many factors (network congestion, your last-mile connection, the hopes number etc...) anyway it's a value we can use as reference for our next tweaks.

As you know we can work via Terminal (the geek way!) or via GUI (Graphic User Interface).


The GUI Way...
There are many tools to tweak the connection settings but Throttled Pro from IntrArts Creative Media is one of the most used.

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Throttled Pro can achieve these results by providing ACK packet prioritization and PRIQ priority services. For the non-technical reader out there, it allows for better bidirectional speeds, and allows you to prioritize your internet applications for increased responsiveness and throughput.


It's supported by developers and comes with some great features:
  • Provides instantaneous response for SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, POP, IMAP and VNC connections. Also allows you to prioritize any other internet protocol you want to remain responsive under heavy load.
  • Includes optimizations for many online games including Unreal Tournament 2004, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Ghost Recon, Starcraft, Warcraft II, Warcraft III, and Diablo II.
  • Manages BitTorrent, FTP, DCC and other file sharing protocols so your connection always stays lag free.
  • Allows you to cap the bandwidth of any service or combination of services. You may have an unlimited number of bandwidth caps if you use the Advanced Configuration panel.
  • Provides ACK packet priority to guarantee fast download speeds while your machine is uploading at maximum speed.
How it works... select the Network Interface you want to edit (click here for a screenshot) then set a maximum upload speed (setting an upper bound instead of leaving the right for any application to use the entire bandwidth for upstream increases browsing and the handshakes phases). If you optimize it for a specific task (gaming, browsing, P2P downloading) select it on the Ports window. For those who want do a fine-tuning, there's the Advanced window (be careful!).
When finished, reboot the system then launch the connection speed test again and compare the results.


The Terminal Way...
Open a new shell session then copy and paste the code below (it is what another utility, BroadBand Optimizer does automatically!):
  • sudo ifconfig en1 mtu 1492 (only if you are using an ADSL connection)
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack=0
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.ip.portrange.last=65535
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.ip.portrange.hilast=65535
  • sudo sysctl -w kern.ipc.maxsockbuf=524288
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.udp.recvspace=73728
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.sendspace=65536
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.recvspace=65536
When done, restart the system and test the new parameters.

If you feel that it's slower, you can go back typing these lines:
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.recvspace=32768
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.sendspace=32768
  • sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.delayed ack=1


    @Update (5 Jun): Settings applied by MacPilot v2.2.8 for broadband profile:
    • net.inet.udp.maxdgram: 9216 -> 65536
    • net.local.stream.sendspace: 8192 -> 256960
    • net.inet.tcp.sendspace: 32768 -> 224360
    • net.inet.tcp.mssdflt: 512 -> 2920
    • kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 262144 -> 1048576
    • net.inet.udp.recvspace: 42080 -> 265152
    • net.local.stream.recvspace: 8192 -> 224360
    • net.inet.tcp.recvspace: 32768 -> 256960
    • kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 1024
    • net.inet.tcp.rfc1644: 0 -> 1
    • net.inet.tcp.newreno: 0 -> 1
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Postby sev7en » Tue May 29, 2007 18:09

3945 Network Adapter (Wireless)

The Vaio UX UMPC is powered by the Intel 3945ABG PRO/Wireless Network Adapter, an integrated Wireless LAN (WLAN) solution for Intel® Centrino® mobile technology and desktop personal computers. The Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection provides freedom and flexibility to work and play without hunting for a phone jack, network cable, or plugging in a special card. Get connected through wireless LAN networks in your home, in the office, and in wireless LAN hotspots in airports, hotels and coffee shops.

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Unfortunately, as you already read by red flag on the hardware list, there's a lack of support for this device on the OSX86 Project. The community is working hard to make it work and results are great but it doesn't work with UX. The most active team project is the daily updated thread over at the InsanelyMac Forum, Intel Wireless driver, mac port of the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100/2200/3945 Driver for Linux which is really looking promising as you can see from the screen I grabbed using the latest driver (test version from Official iwidarwin site).


After installing the driver, the system shows a new peripheral but there is no way to set it up (rather than the working 2200 chipset).

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Soon an updated version of NetworkSelector will be released for the 3495 chipset (now it works fine only with the 2200).


I will update this section when a safe, trusted (by myself) as well as reliable method will come out (be sure to see it working on my UX before you do anything on your own!).


A great alternative...

Of course, if you need the WiFi connection because you can't live without it, you can do what I did and I buy an USB Wireless Adapter fully compatible with the OSX86 Project.

The device I am speaking about is the Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter.

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It's an 802.11g adapter ready-to-buy for $39.99 and with some great features:
  • Supports for 802.11g Wireless standard
  • Fits any standard 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 USB slot
  • Provides 3 times the wireless range of 802.11a adapters
  • Offers backwards-compatibility with all 802.11b network devices
  • Features wireless 64- and 128-bit WEP Encryption
  • Keeps notebook batteries running longer with advanced, low-power consumption chipset
  • Works Officially with Windows (R) 98 SE, Me, 2000 and XP (and... OSX :-) of course)
  • Comes with Belkin Lifetime Warranty and free 24-hour technical support
As said, it doesn't support OSX officially but Ralink Technology, the chipset producer, released a driver for it! The latest version has been dated 11/10/2006, released with the version number of RT2571W/RT2671:1.1.7.0 - RT2500:1.1.3.0 and (maybe you want this...) available for download by clicking here.

The DMG (Disk Image) file comes with the version of OSX 10.3.x and OSX 10.4.x: launch the Installer (the adapter must be plugged AFTER the installation, not BEFORE), follow the installation wizard and, as prompted:
After install and restart, you have to configure this interface
in the Network Pane of System Preferences before you can use the Wireless USB adapter


If OSX doesn't recognize the device, you have to do some tweaks. Follow the guidelines below and it will work perfectly.
As you can see from System Profile, OSX shows a new USB device (USB2.0 WLAN) but the Wireless driver didn't.
This windows anyway is very useful because query the device and pop-up its [color="Sienna"]Vendor ID[/color] (ID Fornitore) and [color="Orange"]Product ID[/color] (ID Produttore).

Here's mine:
[INDENT] Versione: 48.10
Potenza bus (mA): 500
Velocità: Fino a 480 Mb/sec
Produttore: Belkin
[color="Sienna"] ID prodotto: 0x705c[/color]
[color="Orange"] ID fornitore: 0x050d[/color][/INDENT]
NOTE: The values above are in HEX (hexadecimal) format.


  • Write somewhere them then go to Extension folder (by using the Terminal or the Finder, now you are skliled!) and look for the RT2500USBWilrelessDriver.kext.
  • Shows the contents then open the file info.plist (remember... backup it before any change)
  • Search for the Belkin dict, some lines down... It would be as this:
    [color="Black"]-[/color]
    [INDENT] <key>Belkin</key>
    <dict> [color="Silver"][color="Black"]---[/color]
    <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.Ralink.driver.RT2500</string>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <key>IOClass</key>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <string>RT2500USBWirelessDriver</string>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <key>IOProviderClass</key>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <string>IOUSBDevice</string>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <key>bcdDevice</key>
    [color="Black"]---[/color] <integer>1</integer>[/color]
    [color="Black"]---[/color] [color="Sienna"]<key>idProduct</key>[/color]
    [color="Black"]---[/color] [color="Sienna"]<integer>28752</integer>[/color]
    [color="Black"]---[/color] [color="Orange"]<key>idVendor</key>[/color]
    [color="Black"]---[/color] [color="Orange"]<integer>1293</integer>[/color]
    </dict>[/INDENT]
  • The values are in DEC (Decimal) format it means we need to convert the first ones into this. To do that easly I found online a free script, available on this page (thanks statman.info).
  • Convert both them then replace the values with the new just made.
  • Save the file, remove the cached extensions, repair the permissions and... reboot!



A comprehensive guide of compatible devices is available over at OSX86Project Wiki Pages.




[SIZE="2"]Tunneling via Proxy (Credits to InsanelyMac's suffwind)[/SIZE]

A member of InsanelyMac community, suffiwind, posted a very interesting guide, How to make your unsupported Wireless USB stick to work!, .. using Parallels, we could use to make working the wireless network adapter of UX devices. It's a great trick which works for any unsupported (as the UX' Wireless Adapter) Wireless Device: using Parallels, one of must know software for virtualization, he installed an host OS (an unattended/list version of Windows XP would be preferred or a slim Linux distro (I will work next days around this solution)) then the wireless driver and made that OS as a proxy (Internet -> Windows -> OSX).

You can find the original thread here but now... here's the tutorial (thanks once again!):
This tutorial will guide you on how to use your Wireless USB using Parallels as gateway. Which basically means, if you can't get your built in WiFi to work but you have a Wireless USB that works on other OS such as Windows or Linux, you could still get internet access!

Requirements:
  • 1) Working Wireless USB
  • 2) Parallels
  • 3) Windows XP (of course other OS could work, but I'll cover XP for this tutorial)

Lets get to work:
  • 1) Download and install Parallels
  • 2) Install Windows XP in Parallels.
  • 3) Before or After installation, change Parallels networking type to Host-Only
  • 4) Go to Parallels Desktop > Preferences > Network and uncheck 'Enable DHCP scope for host-only networking'
  • 5) Go to OSX System preferences > Network. Show 'Built-in Ethernet'.
  • 6) Change Configure IPv4 to Manually
  • 7) Set IP Address to 192.168.0.5 (or anything within 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254)
  • 8) Set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
  • 9) Set Router to 192.168.0.1
  • 10) Start Windows XP in Parallels. Then connect you Wireless USB. Click on the USB icon on bottom right of Parallels window. Enable USB.
  • 11) Windows will detect new hardware. Follow normal driver installation as usual. Connect to your Access Point as usual.
  • 12) Go to Control Panel > Network Connections, view properties of your Wireless Network Connection. Click on Advanced and check 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection'. Click OK on whatever popup.
  • 13) At this point just fire up Safari and start browsing.


Cheers!
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Postby sev7en » Wed May 30, 2007 11:12

Built-In Bluetooth Adapter

The bluetooth section of Vaio UX devices is covered by a Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Compatible Adapter supported since the boot of OSX! Yes, if you want to turn it on, just switch the Wireless button to the ON position and it will become available. If you experience issues, boot OSX with it already in the ON position and set it as you like.

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Now the bluetooth is working fine but maybe you will want to make it useful... usually BT (bluetooth) connections are used to manage mobile phones (smartphones, terminals) as well as PDAs. Apple made a great tool to work with them, shipped with OSX and placed into the Application folder: iSync.

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iSync makes it even easier to make and keep your dates. That’s because iSync 2, Apple’s hot synchronizing software — now included with Mac OS X Tiger — works with more than 100 cell phone models and your PDA.
The latest OS update (10.4.9) comes with a lot of improvements for the iSync mobile phone support, but if your device is not recognized now, you can check out.mactomster Website, who has worked a lot with these plug-ins.
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Postby sev7en » Wed May 30, 2007 17:52

Touchscreen Support

The USB GUNZE USB HID Device is automatically recognized by OSX since first reboot but it is not enabled by default. You can enable it by using the Ink panel as showed below:

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|| TOOLS ||


There are a few of tools that can make the "touch-experience" better and AssistiveWare's TouchStrokes is one of them.

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TouchStrokes provides a fully-functional virtual keyboard for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X (including Tiger) that works by drawing a keyboard image on the display and allows you to type characters into any normal application using a mouse, touch screen, graphic tablet, trackball, head pointer or other mouse emulator. It works seamlessly with all standard Mac applications (including those running in the Classic) allowing you to type virtually anywhere a hardware keyboard can be used. TouchStrokes automatically adjusts to US and international keyboard layouts and has multiple resizable keyboard models. It handles command-key combinations, dead-keys, and modifier key - click combinations. It offers a quick access toolbar and has many customizable settings.
It's not freeware, but you can get a trial version clicking HERE (Doc is also available on this link).



Less expensive but with some minor features, VirtualKeyboard from CORALLO Software that offers point-and-click typing using pointing devices.

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To use VirtualKeyboard simply click on the keys on the on-screen keyboard, each keypress will be sent to the active or front-most application. As with a real keyboard, to get uppercase characters you click Shift first, or to type in all uppercase, click Lock. Similarly, the other qualifier keys work as expected, they even work outside of VirtualKeyboard.
A downloadable version (free trial for 14 days) and documentation is available (there is also a free but less rich-feature version!).
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Postby sev7en » Thu May 31, 2007 16:58

[SIZE="3"]Fingerprint Support[/SIZE]


Biometric Coprocessor:
Versione: 0.01
Potenza bus (mA): 500
Velocità: Fino a 12 Mb/sec
Produttore: STMicroelectronics
ID prodotto: 0x2016 - 8214
ID fornitore: 0x0483 - 1155




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[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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Postby sev7en » Thu May 31, 2007 16:59

Memory Stick Built-In Slot

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[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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Postby sev7en » Thu May 31, 2007 17:00

Backlight Support

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[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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