I've been having a very hard time with a few things on my Aspire one... and I've gotten tired of not having been able to go find a guide for the iPC 10.5.6 distro...
Note: I used the original iPC distro with no *.pffs
Note_2: The iPC release uses Chameleon/PC_EFI 9 by default.
Note_3: I do not cover wireless in this guide. Personally I purchased a Dell wireless card off ebay that doesn't need any extra kexts (same card as in macbook pro)
I'm going to try to over explain, however it's so amazingly simple
*It is highly recommended that you update to the latest bios*
^^see attached files for the 3309 bios file (guide is in the readme)
1.)THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH SticMAC™ for the custom AppleHDA fix!!!!
--Working internal Mic!!!
2.) You may use either the smbios enabler (AppleSMBIOSEFI ) or SticMAC's™ patched AppleSMBIOS.kext... Please do not use both!!! The main difference is that th AppleSMBIOS.kext will show the Hackintosh as a Macbook.
3.) If you choose to not use the 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel and go with Vanilla you must use the boot flag
cpus=14.) The 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel requires the 10.5.5 seatbelt.kext; for some reason using the iPC patch did not work on multiple attempts... that is why I have attached the one that I know works for me.
1.) Boot your burned iPC release via external disc drive
2.) Select you language
3.) Go up to Utilities and open Disk Utility
4.) Highlight the hard disk (not the partition!)
5.) Click partition
6.) Select & name the partion(s)... I use one partition & I call mine MacHD (no spaces)
7.) Click Options
8.) Select GUID (GPT)
9.) Click OK
9.) Apple format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
11.) Close Disk Utility once it completes
12.) Skip ahead, select the hard disk/partition that you want to install to, and click continue
13.) Click Customize (lower left hand corner)
14.) Make sure that the iPC OSx86 Base System is checked
15.) Select desired Language Translations
16.) Select Kernels> 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel
18.) Select Drivers> Ethernet Drivers> Realtek R1000
19.) Select Drivers> Power Management> AppleACPIBatteryManager (chun-nan's)
20.) Fixes and Patches> PS/2 Device Support> PS/2 Keyboard Fix
21.) Fixes and Patches> AppleSMBIOS Patch> AppleSMBIOSEFI (or use the attached AppleSMBIOS.kext with Kext Helper)
22.) Select your desired applications (make sure to include Kext Helper b7, OSx86 Tools Utility, and EFI-Studio)
23.) Click Done and then Install
24.) Upon successful install, follow the setup prompts.
25.) Once at the desktop open Kext Helper b7
26.) Drag the kexts*: HDAEnabler.kext, AppleHDA.kext, AppleIntegratedFramebuffer.kext, AppleIntelGMA950.kext, Natit.kext, and Seatbelt.kext into Kext Helper
27.) Type in your password and click Easy Install
31.) Open OSx86 Tools Utility and enable Quartz GL (optional)
32.) Run the OSx86 Tools Utility repair scripts
33.) Under Energy Saver, disable sleep.
You should be good to go
How to get the SD card Reader working
How to remove unwanted Menu Bar icons (ie: the eject icon in the upper right hand corner)
iSlayer system monitor apps: iStat Nano, iStat Pro, & iStat Menus... pick your favorite
ArtGUIScale Widget- See more of the screen! Useful for apps like Photobooth (Link is for release info, google for it)
Performance boost using the 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel with "cpus=2" (that's where i first saw it mentioned... it does in fact give a higher xbench!)
-Add cpus=2 to com.apple.boot.plist like this:
Full Trackpad options using the 10.5.5 keyboard.prefpane, again thx goes to volsk!
I've noticed the Keyboard Prefpane doesn't install right. Even when you select the 10.5.5. In 10.5.6 there is a seperate Trackpad prefpane, this doesn't work with the AA0. You can install the 10.5.5 prefpane manually. Download it here and copy it to /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ Now you can adjust the trackpad settings.
Hibernation upon closing lid:
How to enable Deep Sleep / Hibernation
- At installation select Drivers > Power Management > Clamshell Display Support (optional for hibernation at closing lid)
- Download and install SmartSleep
- Set SmartSleep to Hibernation Only
- Disable Secure Virtual Memory --> System Preferences --> Security
- Reboot and your all set.
Known bugs: Sound is gone after wake
With earlier versions of Chameleon sometimes it won't wake. At boot you can enter the boot option "-nowake" to bypass wake and boot normally. In OS X remove /var/vm/sleepimage.
.thx for the post, volsk (get ClamshellDisplay.kext bellow...use Kext Helper!)
^Note on why I left the ClamshellDisplay.kext out of the original install: if you close the lid without hibernation enabled you will have a kernel panic when it tries to go into regular sleep.
*UPDATE* March 22nd
A user has pointed out that the attached video kext does NOT support monitor output... HOWEVER... the kext "GMA950_output working_tearing" does. choose it only if you must have output... or use both kexts and alternate them.
*Download the kexts attached bellow or use SticMAC's Mediafire Link
!!!Use either the AppleSMBIOSEFI patcher durring install or SMBIOS.kext after install!!!
!!!DO NOT USE BOTH!!!