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After some (a lot of) days i figured out a temporary solution for missing Fn keys.
Lets see first what works and what dosen't by default:
Fn+F1=sleep works
Fn+F2=wifi/bt switch works
Fn+F3=mail app dosen't work
Fn+F4=launch browser dosen't work
Fn+F5/F6=brightness control works
Fn+F7=LCD on/off works
Fn+F8=LCD/VGA switch dosen't work -> Warning! dont use it! I got instant restart when I press that combination!
Fn+F9/F10/F11/F12 dosent work
Prt Sc key is not assigned
Application key(next after right alt) is not assigned
Fn+T=modem on/off dosen't work
Fn+C=dunno what does/dosen't work
Fn+V=my guess screen capture dosen't work
Fn+Space same as first hotkey button dosen't work
Fn+media play buttons(arrows keys) dosent work
The rest are working if I don't miss some...

So what is that temporary solution?
ControllerMate and some AppleScripts.
I just replace Fn key with Left Shift on some keys, and on combined one Left Ctrl.
Lets see what is temporary fixed for now:
!Remember the base replacement is Fn=Left Shift when is Left Control I will mentioned it!
LShift+F3=launch Mail.app(you can change it in the script)
LShift+F4=launch Firefox(you can change it with your browser in the script)
LShift+F10=mute with bezel
LShift+F11=vol down with bezel
LShift+F12=vol up with bezel
Prt Sc key=automated screen capture saved as .png on desktop
Application key=launch Colloquy(you can change it in the script)
LShift+down arrow=play/pause iTunes
LShift+up arrow=quit iTunes(stop key dosen't exist on apple one)
LShift+right arrow=iTunes next track
LShift+left arrow=iTunes previous track
LCtrl+up arrow=iTunes vol up
LCtrl+down arrow=iTunes vol down
LCtrl+left arrow=iTunes rewind
LCtrl+right arrow=iTunes fast forward
*You should know that iTunes must run in background, if is on main screen the default arrow function will take over defined one by controller mate!
So what do you need to make this running?
1. ControllerMate
2. This ApplePS2Controller.kext use KextHelper or OSX86Tools to install it/backup yours first!
3. And this ControllerMate Saved Configuration
*You should know that ControllerMate only allows 10 modifications, after that you should but it if you want more...
Just import that configuration and you are ready to go!
There are some fn keys that are not now configured, but I must first find what dosen't conflict with default apple shortcuts, and I'm pretty bored of this for now!
I will update this, maybe, on first page if I cant find a solution to make FN key working.
Enjoy!

L.E. I found a great app for win only(sad) ASUS Notebook Keys that allows you to remap Media and Fn keys, so I was able to catch those events for not working Media Buttons and Fn keys, also the SOURCE is available maybe in combination with this ACPID - acpi event daemon (for linux if someone can port it for osx) we can get them working as it should...
Multimedia trackpad functions/actions still cant be catched even with this app that make me think is covered only by Synaptys driver, still a weird thing if i set on win trackpad always on multimedia mode(when external mouse is detected) light remain open on trackpad even on OS X but dosent turn off when i take out the external mouse, somehow that driver function set up an ACPI flag... I must investigate this more.

Here are the captured flags:

Media arrows keys:
Fn +"":
->: Event: 0x41
<-: Event: 0x40
^ : Event: 0x43
v : Event: 0x45

Functions (Fn + F1-F12) That dosent work:
Fn +"":
F3: Event: 0x50
F4: Event: 0x51
F8: Event: 0x61
F9: Event: 0x68
F10: Event: 0x32
F11: Event: 0x31
F12: Event: 0x30

Keyboard keys that dosent work (+Fn):
Fn +"":
T: Event: 0x99
C: Event: 0x8A
V: Event: 0x82
Space: Event: 0x5C

Media button key:
Button 1: Event: 0x5C ---> same function as Fn+Space=Launch Power4Gear
Button 2: Event: 0x6B
Button 3: Event: 0x5C
Button 4: Event: 0x95

Work in progress :D

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Any news on the getting the wireless working for this?

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We probably won't get wireless for a long time, since the person making the drivers bricked his laptop.

I tried installing iDeneb 10.5.4, but I'm getting the welcome loop. Help? D:

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Thanks The King for what you've done again. But i don't have any Fn touch working. Have you done something to get the "originaly" working ?

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I got it working now, and a cheap USB dongle gave me wireless. Good stuff!

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...But i don't have any Fn touch working. Have you done something to get the "originaly" working ?

Did you use patched bios?
Did u do exactly what I sad/type?
If that 2 question=yes then it should work as works for me.

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I've installed the M50S modded bios found there : http://osrom.net/biosmod/
Then i think i've pretty much done what you've done.
I don't know if it could be the reason, but i'm using French keyboard (which is really different from other keyboards :glare: )
I'll check, because for example Fn+f7 and fn+f8 work

Well, i discoved today that my old Wifi dongle (Sagem XG-760N) given by my internet provider works perfectly with OS X

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Hi, I have a Asus G1s, with adual boot vista/xp, and I have installed Kaly on an external HDD (2 partitions: Data and OSX).

I've downloaded the bootfix files (http://rapidshare.co.../files.rar.html)
and unpacked it on the root of a pendrive that I called 123.
Ran kalyway 10.5.2, launched the terminal, and wrote:

sudo -s
diskutil list
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk2 (2 because it is installed on the external HD)
update
f 2 ( because is it on the 2nd partition)
w
ok? y
q

cd /Volumes/123/files/bootfix
./dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk2s2 bs=512 count=1
sudo diskutil unmount /Volumes/OSX
./startupfiletool -v /dev/rdisk2s2 /usr/standalone/i386/boot

Then I rebooted on vista, used Easybcd and created a OSX86 entry in C:

When I rebooted I arrived to the vista bootloader

Then chose the OSX entry but I get a black screen....
What did I do wrong?

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Lets ask few question first.
Before repairing Vista, did you tried if the bootfix was working ?
So if you're in vista, it means that you've already repair it, so you've activated vista partition (only 1 partition can be active)
In easybcd, your default boot is vista, so you have to add an entry.
Select Mac, then generic X86 Pc
Reboot, choose the boot for mac then press a key and select the partition where is OS X (you have to do it everytime because OS X partition isn't the active partition by default

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Hi, I have a Asus G1s, with adual boot vista/xp, and I have installed Kaly on an external HDD (2 partitions: Data and OSX).

1. Why do you need boot fix? You didn't explain, and if OS X is installed on second hdd Vista is just fine don't need to be repaired. ;)
2. Why do you try to use vista bootloader to boot an external hdd, it is not much simple to press Esc on boot and select second hdd from list? :)
3. What have all this with ASUS M50SV notebook?

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My Os X is installed on Disk0S3, so the main HD. But with Kalyway 10.5.2 you need a bootfix. (if not, it won't work without the Dvd)

Lets keep going on the M50.
Today i decided to reinstall OS X because it was quite slow and some icons appear and disappear.
So i decided to install Ideneb V1. After installation completed, i had to to do some batch because i was stuck at the account creation.
So once in Ideneb :
- Keyboard and Trackpad not working. It seems to come from the AppleACPIplatorform.kext which need to be reinstalled.
- Even if drivers for Ethernet, Firewire and my wifi dongle are include in this installation, none of them work
- Taruga's patch is include in the installation but doesn't work. It doesn't work neither if you tried to install manually with The King's files

So i decided to reinstall my good Kalyway :(
I've done every update and drivers installation before installing the graphic card. Before I install the GC, reboot and Shutdown were working fine. After installing the GC they still work but it's longer and with a black screen before action.
And my Fn keys are same as before :D

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OK, first of all thanks for tring to help me, because I am getting crazy lol

@ Kmikaze: I don't have a "real" dvd of Vista: it came preinstalled on my Asus G1S, so I can't try the different methods involving "Vista restauration".
I have already created the entry in Easybcd; It looks like this:

There are a total of 3 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 10 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {71056e38-d8e6-11dc-8354-0013e88475bd}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

Entry #3

Name: Mac OS X
BCD ID: {71056e41-d8e6-11dc-8354-0013e88475bd}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_mac.mbr
When you say "Reboot, choose the boot for mac then press a key and select the partition where is OS X (you have to do it everytime because OS X partition isn't the active partition by default"
I have a problem: I reboot and arrive to the vista boot loader with my 3 entries, select OSX but have a black screen with a "_".

@The_King: I want a bootfix, because I can't boot without the dvd of Kalyway, so I always have to put the dvd and write: -x -v rd=disk2s2 "graphics mode"="1680x1050x32@60" to boot with a native resolution. It's a bit annoying to have to bring the dvd with me everytime...
The external dvd has 2 partitions and osx is on the second....
It's not a ASUS M50SV notebook, but a Asus G1S, so it seems to be build with some identical components.Well, I thought you could help me...

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@ Lothar01 Don't get it that way...we are all here to help!
I'm just trying to keep the topic focus --> ASUS M50SV!
Now to help you:
1. You didn't bother to Search for your problem, the solution is Chameleon Kalyway PPF patch for the DVD and if you don't know how to fix the DVD, Chameleon Install.pkg just install it on your second hdd and the problem is gone!
2. Forget about Vista bootloader, leave it as it is by default and use Chameleon bootloader to boot all OS partition u have.

My Os X is installed on Disk0S3, so the main HD. But with Kalyway 10.5.2 you need a bootfix. (if not, it won't work without the Dvd)

Look ^^^ on how to fix your Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD.
You have OS X on the same hdd with Vista its a total different situation then Lothar01, don't make confusion!

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Hi guys. I've found a usefull tool for the sound control.
I was a bit tired of going everytime in system preferences to change the output for the sound.
So i found this little software which replace the sound control in the top menu. It allows you to choose the output just by clicking on it.

http://www.logicielm...i...=703&dl=go1

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Thanks kmikase!
Really good stuff and free! :P
I will add it on first post with proper thanks for the founder :P

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I have looked all over this forum but i can't find any solution for the sound to work fine.
by the way i've seen that Taruga's wiki is up again

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Yeah cant fix that damn internal mic and errors on leopard one :P
So Taruga is the solution...is good that is back, will see... :)
BTW that sound prefpane is not working for me(bug) i have to turn it off/on to make it working, so its the same s*it since i have to go on System Preferences for that :)

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It is weird, it is working fine on mine. I'm having exams this week so i won't be able to find out some solutions for the hardware. I'll see later.
But i've bought an eeepc 1000h for my mother and it is working like a charm with osx except the sound.
I played a lot with photo booth and i really want it to work on the M50 :)

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Hi guys, can one of you upload somewhere the appleyukon.kext for the ethernet please. I need to try something on another laptop but i don't have mine. thanks

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Hi guys, have you done the 10.5.5 update ?
I can tell you not to do it from apple update or it will crash your installation.





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