I am quite sure that most of you guys are “stuck” at some point whereby you’ll be needing assistance from the experts. In this guide , I’ll be showing you on how to connect to OSX86 IRC Network and try to get help from the experts there. The main reason why I am writing this guide is to help some of you poor souls out there who tried their best to sought help from a lot of places.
Use this as a last resort. For this tutorial , I’ll be using Windows. and X-Chat. X-Chat is a cross-platform IRC Client which works on all platforms including MacOS X and Linux. Therefore the look and feel for X-Chat would be the same (well almost) on all platforms.
Anyway here are the download links for each platform :-
X-Chat for Windows
X-Chat Aqua for MacOS X
X-Chat for Linux : Please consult your local linux distribution vendor. For instance for ubuntu users you might have to check with Software/Package management tool (i.e Synaptic)
There are other clients for each platform. The reason why I am using X-Chat here is that its because its a freeware
Once you’ve installed X-Chat (or X-Chat Aqua). You’ll be presented with this screen.
After that , simply select Add and then fill up the details by taking a look at the picture below.
Once that is done. Be sure to change your personal details. For instance you may not be comfortable by revealing your Real Name . Once that is done , be sure to hit connect. You’ll be connected to the IRC Network. Now before you go ahead and ask your questions. Here are the few do and don’ts. The reason why I am posting this is because to let you know that if you dont follow any of the rules , the IRC operators (moderators/channel admin) would most likely to kick you and/or ban you !
- Be polite and friendly
- Be sure that you are not using any distros , and make sure you’re using genuine OSX disc
- Make sure that you’ve googled first before asking silly questions such as “Would it run on my hardware”
- Be sure to take pictures of your problem (i.e kernel panic) so that it would be easier to troubleshoot
- If you’re going to paste something more then 2 lines of text , consider using pastebin (www.pastebin.com)
- Be sure to follow any channel specific rules !
- Make sure you know your hardware in and out (i.e CPU , GPU , memory , HDD , etc)
- Do not go around PMing people without their permission. Its considered to be rude , much like barging into somebody’s home !
- Do not ask where to obtain/download OSX discs or distros. We are not going to show you anyway. Just buy the disc for $29.99 !
- Do not make any sort of demands – We are not your servant nor paid support assistance
Well thats about it. Rather then posting on forums , you may want to check out the IRC network. Its really useful if you want to get quick help or to find experts to fix your DSDT related stuff or asking for some guidance !