smackbook on ibook g4

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  1. Gersh529 macrumors newbie

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  2. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Look this is not a mobile phone if you want to ask something ask properly.
     
  3. Gersh529 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does any1 know how to turn an ibook g4 into a smackbook
     
  4. taytho macrumors 6502

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    i dont know if i am the only ONE who is unclear on this, but what is a smackbook?
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    He's asking about the "SmackBook" hack that uses the sudden motion sensor to activate a virtual desktop program, hence switching screens when you thwack the side of the laptop.

    And not that I know of currently. Check the project page and comments there. If your iBook was built before July 26, 2005 (that is, a first-gen 1.33GHz or anything earlier), then it doesn't even have the SMS, so it's not possible at all. Basically only the very last generation of iBooks have a SMS.
     
  6. dav macrumors 6502

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    What are you going to smack in to? VirtualPC?


    You can't run Parallels.
     
  7. simon-says macrumors regular

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    They would "smack" onto another virtual desktop by using a program like Virtue Desktops or DesktopManager. Basically you can run different applications on different "virtual" desktops. I personally use Virtue and have 6 desktops (Main, Browsing, Chat, Media, Mail, and Code). I'll have Safari and Opera in my Browsing desktop, Adium and Colloquy in my Chat desktop, etc. It's a great feature to have on a portable with a small screen.
     
  8. Gersh529 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok with no help from any of you I figured it out.

    go to this website:
    http://www.applegeeks.com/sm/index.php/topic,7135.msg129483.html#msg129483

    then you have to change a couple values:
    gotten from this website: http://blog.medallia.com/2006/05/smacbook_pro.html

    for my ibook g4 (built with the SMS)

    my $x = $a[1];

    and

    if(abs($x) > 8 && $stable > 30)

    the above code looks confusing but if you follow the directions from the first website i gave it will all make perfect sense. i am by no means a noob on a mac but had no previous experience programming.

    i am figuring out how to autoboot now.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Good for you. Remind yourself to be more polite to those you ask assitance from.
     
  10. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    see this tutorial on cnet.... explains how to make the uni binary smackbook on a PPC machine...

    http://news.com.com/1606-2-6080229.html

    very cool indeed!
     
  11. hikingnclimbing macrumors member

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    Ditto on that one. First they expect everyone to be mind readers and then gets snippy when they have to *GASP* do a little bit of research to figure it out. Oh, and anyone is spelled anyone. Not any1. ;)
     
  12. lexus macrumors 68000

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    How hard is it to write anyone?
     
  13. lifeisgood360 macrumors newbie

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    what's wrong with using colloquial language on a forum? :confused:
    you guys need to chill out a bit, OK maybe he was a little bit rude his first post but he corrected it. so what's the prob?

    i think you need to be a little more polite on the responses; don't be a hypocrite and call him rude if you're doing the same thing
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Closed - OP found the solution they were looking for. Let's all try to be more polite in asking/answering each other. :)
     
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