Run hardware that prodives PowerPC on an Intel based Macbook Pro?

Tantagda

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Sep 24, 2013
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Hi, I got this old Yamaha keybord that I would like to use on my macbook pro. The keyboard is from 2004.

I downloaded the driver for the keyboard and installed this, but when I try to open it in system settings it say that it doesn't work on an Intel-based Mac.

I found out that Macbooks before 2006 had the PowerPC processor. Now I wonder, is it possible somehow to make this keyboard work?
 

yjchua95

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Hi, I got this old Yamaha keybord that I would like to use on my macbook pro. The keyboard is from 2004.

I downloaded the driver for the keyboard and installed this, but when I try to open it in system settings it say that it doesn't work on an Intel-based Mac.

I found out that Macbooks before 2006 had the PowerPC processor. Now I wonder, is it possible somehow to make this keyboard work?
Until OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), you could, with Rosetta.

From 10.7.x onwards (Lion and onwards), it's no longer possible to deal with anything PowerPC.
 

Tantagda

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Sep 24, 2013
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Okey! Thanks.

Do you know how to make it work? I have snow leopard. Everything I've tried doesn't work.
 

raptor402

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Jun 30, 2011
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Okey! Thanks.

Do you know how to make it work? I have snow leopard. Everything I've tried doesn't work.
It should be working fine if you have Snow Leopard. PowerPC application support was dropped in Lion.

Confirm that you have Rosetta installed and working fine.

Raptor
 

priitv8

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Then again - what kind of keyboard is this and how does it connect to Mac?
Perhaps there's an alternative / 3rd party driver available, written for Intel Mac?
 

Tantagda

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Sep 24, 2013
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It's a Yahama Keyborg DGX-203. I've downloaded a driver from yamaha, the only one that is for Intel, the latest one they have is for Tiger 10.4 Intel. But as I have snow leopard, maybe it will not work anyway?
 

snaky69

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It's a Yahama Keyborg DGX-203. I've downloaded a driver from yamaha, the only one that is for Intel, the latest one they have is for Tiger 10.4 Intel. But as I have snow leopard, maybe it will not work anyway?
You can always try it, it can't hurt to try. But you seem to ignore every post suggesting you install Rosetta, I'd start by doing that.
 

priitv8

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It's a Yahama DGX-203.
It seems to boil down to USB-MIDI interface drivers for Intel Mac.
I found this in our forum (look at post #22 and the follow-ups)
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=296746
Also, it appears, Yamaha has it's own forum at http://yamahaforums.co.uk
perhaps you can get a better lead from them?
If all other options run out, you could try with drivers for other Yamaha DGX models. E.g. the DGX-620 has quite fresh drivers for 10.9 available.
 
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