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well, I can have a vm that dynamically expands as I need it and use the same tinyxp disc and probably save more space that way, not to mention it would be easier to get rid of.

ah I see, but from what I know Windows will boot and run slower.

But anyways, I seem to suddenly have sound in linux now.

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Bugs, I've tried everything, but nothing has changed about conexant no sound problem :(

My laptop is a toshiba p105-6004, i've installed the p105-6024 bios (from this topic) and i've installed Kalyway 10.5.2 ISO, but still with no sound.

I've tried to remove AppleHDA.kext and install AppleAzaliaAudio.kext but not worked for me :(

PS: A strange thing happens when i'm trying to repair disk permissions. The bar stops about 20% and not go to the finish ;) and i have to cancel.

Any idea about the problems ?

Sorry for my bad english :P

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the corrected package is up in the first posting - about the two unknown devices in XP: attached you find my corrected Device (AMW0). Just try if iASL compiles it.

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guys, I am out of town for a while now .. talk to you hopefully in a few of months - sorry .. :D
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EDIT: since Whitehorse has not supplied his working BIOS.wph, and nobody else ventured ahead to compile the dsdt.dsl he attached to this posting, I just went ahead in the little bit of leisure I have right now and compiled his dsl. However, I do not have enough time right now to correct the two function keys FN5 and FN6 turning into two unknown devices in XP, because with iASL there is no default way to do it, but instead one has to work out the occurring errors manually 1x1.

Anyway, in my start posting you now find the entire modded 4.3 BIOS package for the P100-253 PSPA0E (039028FR or ST1071) Conexant CX20551 (Waikiki). Hope that helps, e.g. mate jazzminos.

BTW, the 4 GB memory bug, affecting the PCI bus, was resolved with BIOS 2.4:

BIOS 2.40 - 2006-09-07 : version history:

PCI_MEMORY_OPTIMIZATION option for 4GB of memory

so hopefully, after applying the orrected 4.3 BIOS, sound is working, in Win and in X.

Good luck :) !

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Hi BugsB and the other P100 Pros,
i've seen that you've had great success with getting a Toshiba P100 to run Leopard well. Thats a hard thing and i am trying to get my P100-354 (PSPa6e) to works aswell. But its all a bit to much complicated. I managed to install and run Leopard on my desktop well but with the toshiba things are more difficult. Can you asist me a bit to help me? It would be great!

I've downloaded your kext package but i've got to start with the right distribution first. I have the latest versions of iAtkos (10.5.4) and iDeneb (10.5.4) but there are some problems with both. I cant boot iDeneb after install because of the annoying "still waiting for root device" and with iAtkos i dont have any working usb ports and sometimes the Keyboard/Touchpad is not working. Maybe i should start with the modified bios, but i do not know which to take and to modify one myself.... i dont know. Maybe i could take this one: P100-197 PSPA3E BIOS 3.80 because the toshiba site says that PSPA6E and PSPA3 can use the same bios, which i found there: http://de.computers....iverLanguage=42

Can you please give me some hints how i can succeed!? Would be really great, THX!

Greatings from austria,
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Hi DvP,

First of all start with any iATKOS distro. I have this thing working with just a minor glitches. After the successful installation try updating it to 10.5.4 or so. Then you can try the latest IOPCIFamily.kext from Chun-Nan. This should enable at least networking for you. After that you should be at least ready to use internet. To get Conexant soundchip working you'd have to use modified BIOS. You can do this by yourself or use one of the images BugsB provided.

Have fun and good luck getting your Tosh working.

Cheers,
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TO BugsB (I wasn't able to write a private message to You, so I decided to write in this topic, sorry for inconveniences).

Hi... I have several questions according to my laptop & MacOS. I guess that You have practically the same hardware configuration and deep experience. I ask for help.

My laptop model is Toshiba P100-257 (CoreDuo 1.73, Intel 945GM chipset, 1 Gb DDR2)

1. I installed Kylyway 10.5.2 first, but video driver for my Intel GMA950 in this build doesn't work properly - I have CI&QE, but system hangs up on mouse move. So I installed iATKOS 10.5.4 ON installed Kylyway 10.5.2. So I have graphics fully working. JaS install DVD 10.5.4 doesn't work at all - hangs up during installer start.
2.I also have working DVD-RW, Lan (Intel), Bluetooth, touchpad, FireWire (not tested).
3.Speedstep works partly - sometimes it works and sometimes does not.
4.Memory is detected at 0Mhz.
5.DON'T WORK: Conexant HD Sound, Intel 3945 WiFi, Modem (I don't want it much), Cardreader (TI?).
6.Also DOESN'T WORK Usb Hot PlugIn... Usb devices work ONLY when pluged before system start.
7.System crashes too frequently... On programs install & just after install process.

Can You tell me:
1.What distrubutive should I install to get max compability. If You give links I would be happy :(. And what kernel should I use... I suppose that my stability problems may be caused by speedstep kernel.
2. What drivers should I install? Please give direct links. Or if it is possible upload drivers pack somewhere (rapidshare maybe).

Beforehand greatful.

With great respect, jazzminos. (icq 442495851)

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iAtkos 10.5.4 works the best for me... As for USB you can use the USB fix listed in Bug's sig, link is there as well. I am having problems with stability as well, however it goes away when one core is disabled. I haven't had time to experiment with kernels as I'm back to college now, however there is an experimental speed step kext that allows you to use speed stepping with any kernel. So, if you find a kernel that is more stable, you can use that kext to still have speed stepping enabled. Link here:

http://code.google.c.../xnu-speedstep/

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TO BugsB (I wasn't able to write a private message to You, so I decided to write in this topic, sorry for inconveniences).

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Can You tell me:
1.What distrubutive should I install to get max compability. If You give links I would be happy ;) . And what kernel should I use... I suppose that my stability problems may be caused by speedstep kernel.
2. What drivers should I install? Please give direct links. Or if it is possible upload drivers pack somewhere (rapidshare maybe).


Hey,

BugsB is not present here. If you're looking for a maximum compatibility you can click the links in his sig.
Kext pack is also there - you can use this link http://www.mediafire.com/?1d9ygxvcndx

Cheers,
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Hi. Thanks for reply.

My laptop is Toshiba P100-257

1.I used modded BIOS+HDA Enabler+Azalia. Now I have

Intel High Definition Audio:

Device ID: 0x1179FF31
Audio ID: 12
Available Devices:

BUT still NO SOUND. Volume Adjuster works. But the result is poor.
Windows works as usual. Bluetooth doesn't work in Mac.
2. It seems that Bugs' Surprise doesn't work for me. I installed all kexts from his folder and my system crached. I also don't know what to do with kernels...
3. Now I installed iAITKOS with ToH kernel. I didn't use speedstep kernel. My system works absolutely stable. So it is suggested that one can can use speedstep kernels with care.
4. I still have problems with USB hot swap and it seems that I should do smth with PC Card. Can You give direct links to needed kexts?

Thanks for reply.

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After some dancing ;) I made my USB2 work + hot plug! Does anyone know if PC Cards work in Toshiba P-100 + iAITKOS 10.5.4? I'm suffering about troubles with Conexant sound :)

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An option to atleast be able to get some sound is to get a pair of headphones or mic/headset that have a USB plug instead of the 3.5mm audio jacks. They acutally are recognized as a second sound card, which will atlease let you listen to music, etc so you've got some sound. I picked up a pair of Logitech headphones for about $40 and they work great.

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Hi... Thanks... I'll check this out! USB soundcard M-Audio Transit is rather expensive.

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Hey guys,

I know this is for audio, but seeing as how most of us have laptops that are very similar, I just thought I'd let you guys know what I have been working on. I had iatkos 4 installed with the speed step kernel and all was good. The only major problem I had (besides no sound) was that with both cores enabled and the patched intel 950 drivers, I got stuttering across my screen, making it unuseable. With one core disabled it worked fine. So, to make a long story short, I had been browsing the forums and getting increasingly interested in an EFI install. So, I wiped my harddrive, and reinstalled iatkos 4, only this time I did a vanilla install with everything stock, minus the patch for my intel pro/ve 100. Surprisingly, it booted perfectly. I then used the stock delta updater to update to 10.5.5, then added the proper efi strings to my boot.plist to fix my graphics. So in the end, I've got everything working perfectly (except for sound). And just a side note, my vanilla install runs MUCH MUCH faster than with patched kernels, etc.

Also, on another side note, I used to have sound working perfectly before I upgraded my bios to the newest version about a year or so ago (my laptop came with 2.4 originally). Out of sheer stupidity, I completely forgot my mother has the exact same laptop as I, only, of course, she has never upgraded her bios. So, I should be able to get a backup of her bios, and use that to get sound on my laptop, since it contains the older, correct DSDT.

So, if your laptop is close enough to mine, you should be able to use this backup as well, (as our laptops use similar bioses) and get sound on our laptops. I see my mother soon, so I should be able to get a backup within the next week or two and let you know if it works or not.

Till then, take care.

By the way, my laptop is a Toshiba p105-s6064.

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Hi friends! I have working sound! I've re-updated my BIOS (first I used P100-102 PSPA3E & P-100 PSPADU-033026 BIOS 4.20, but it didn't work) and now I upgraded with P105-S6024 BIOS 4.00. It works with my P100-257. What I got:
1. Output sound - speakers + headphones. No input.
2. Bluetooth works!!! But is recognized by MacOS as Apple Bluetooth... When I had original Toshiba BIOS 4.40 MacOS recognized it as Toshiba Bluetooth.
3. Windows works, BUT I HAVE 2 UNKNOWN devices with ACPI bla-bla-bla in Hardware IDs. I tested sleep in Windows and it works fine. I suppose that this are some Bluetooth components, because I see my BT controller in WinXP, but it seems that it doesn't work.

As I understood You advice to roll back to old BIOS??? With correct DSDT. What BIOS version should I use to get my BT & Sound work fine both in Mac & Win?

Thanks for reply.
p.s. I don't feel any problems with GMA950 in iAITKOS 10.5.4. Problems were in Kylyway 10.5.2... It hanged soon after the boot.

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Hi friends! I have working sound! I've re-updated my BIOS (first I used P100-102 PSPA3E & P-100 PSPADU-033026 BIOS 4.20, but it didn't work) and now I upgraded with P105-S6024 BIOS 4.00. It works with my P100-257. What I got:
1. Output sound - speakers + headphones. No input.
2. Bluetooth works!!! But is recognized by MacOS as Apple Bluetooth... When I had original Toshiba BIOS 4.40 MacOS recognized it as Toshiba Bluetooth.
3. Windows works, BUT I HAVE 2 UNKNOWN devices with ACPI bla-bla-bla in Hardware IDs. I tested sleep in Windows and it works fine. I suppose that this are some Bluetooth components, because I see my BT controller in WinXP, but it seems that it doesn't work.

As I understood You advice to roll back to old BIOS??? With correct DSDT. What BIOS version should I use to get my BT & Sound work fine both in Mac & Win?

Thanks for reply.
p.s. I don't feel any problems with GMA950 in iAITKOS 10.5.4. Problems were in Kylyway 10.5.2... It hanged soon after the boot.


Read the entire thread. Two unknowns are explained. These are the not-so-well edited part of DSDT (IIRC they're Fn keystrokes i.e. Fn+F5 or Fn+F6). Also, there are "fixed" BIOS images somewhere in the thread...

Cheers,
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Thanks for reply. But I didn't find the fixed version of P105-S6024 BIOS 4.00 . Can You give me the direct link on this post. BUT I FOUND a man with absolutely the same configuration as mine - http://forum.insanel...o...3674&st=60#. But he did not upload his modded BIOS anywhere... I've written a privat message to him. But I'm not sure that he'll reply.

I've tested my new BIOS and discovered that SLEEP function doesn't work in Leo anymore ;) It works in Windows... but not in Mac.

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Hi friends... Whitehorse keeps silent :)((((((( Can anyone help me with compiling a working BIOS... The last one works practically fine... I need to solve problems with ACPI & maybe Bluetooth. I have no knowledge in BIOS programming.

With great respect, jazzminos.

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Hi Folkz,

sorry for my bad English and offtopic.. :guitar:

On my Toshiba P100-306 my USB-Ports do not work. What can I do to fix that??? Ive testen many other things, but nothing is working. :(

Installed:
9.4.0 Darvin Kernel
9.4.0 System Kext

Iam a newbie with OS X... Please help me.

THX

My System:

iAKTOS_4i + Windows XP
TOSHIBA Satellite P100-306
Chipsatz Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
Arbeitsspeicher 2048 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 (256 MB)
Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M - High Definition Audio Controller
Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M - USB Universal Host Controller

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Hi... It seems that I have something to solve Your problem. Here's an archive with everything I tried to activate my USB 2.0.

http://rapidshare.co...0898580/USB.zip

You should install everything form subfolder "working!!!" FIRST!!! That helped me. There are some kexts and scripts to activate hot plug (thanks BugsB). If that doesn't work You may try everything that is not included in this folder. But over things made my USB working incorrectly.

With great respect, jazzminos.

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Hi everybody! I wrote a message to Kabyl... Maybe he will be able to help me to coorrect my BIOS. Here is a link where Whitehorse described his results...
http://forum.insanel...t...&pid=840090

But he forgot to upload his modded BIOS :)

Unfortunately I don't know anything about programming... I need help.

With great respect, jazzminos.





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