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Dell Inspiron 1720

Ok, its took me ages to collect the relevant kexts etc for my Dell Inspiron 1720. I though i would make a post with all of them attached. Install your OSX86 first obviously. I have it working near perfect. See the files at the botton of the post.


Audio: Sigmatel 9502

To get stereo sound, line in, line out, auto switching and internal mic working download this zip.

Sigmatel 9205 Audio + Mic.zip

After unzipping you will see two folders, "Sound" and "Mic". First open "Sound". Simply drag Stac9205.txt file into AppleHDA Patcher v1.20. Here you'll meet some message in the box said that it was done. Put AppleHDA.kext file in System/Library/Extensions. It will ask you to authenticate with your user password, and overwrite the file. Its okay, just follow it and reboot the computer.

You should then notice you have sound. Next navigate to the files we unziped and open the Mic folder. Here you will find another AppleHDA.kext. Install this kext with your kext installer or overwrite the one in System/Library/Extensions and then reboot.


Ethernet: Broadcom 440x Ethernet Adapter

Usually this would work out of the box, however, if not Install this kext:

AppleBCM440XEthernet.kext

Reboot and it should work.


Keyboard and Mouse: Built in

To get the keyboard and mouse working with side scroll download "1720 bulit in Keyboard and Mouse.zip" and unzip.

1) Open terminal and run the following:

sudo -s
cd /Volumes/YOUR-HDD/System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext/Contents/PlugIns/
rm -Rf AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
cd /Volumes/YOUR-HDD/System/Library/Extensions
rm -Rf ApplePS2Controller.kext
rm -Rf ApplePS2Controller.kext.orig

2) open OSX86Tools

3) Select Repair Permissions / Set Extensions permissions / Clear Extensions Cache and click "Run Selected Tasks"

4) Click "Install Kexts" install "VoodooPS2Controller.kext" from the unzipped file to your HDD

5) Reboot with "-f" (without the quotes)

If you are british and want the british keyboard layout download Microsoft Keyboard Layouts.dmg.zip.

Unzip and install the kext. After a reboot go to the system preferences and go to international, then select the tab "input menu" and then check the box against "british - microsoft". you may have to enable the menu bar icon and then enable it from the menu bar icon.


Wireless: Intel intel pro/wireless 3495 abg


Intel intel pro/wireless 3495abg doesn't work for me. there are currently no drivers. i strongly suggest buying a Dell wireless 1390 mini PCI express card for your laptop as it will work with OS X out of the box.


Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Moduel

From what i have read this should work out of the box but for me it is not. If someone could help me with this i would be greatful as i cannot find any kexts to make it work for me. the blue tooth icon on the menu bar is thre but has a little x on it. if i turn the bluetooth off with the switch on my laptop it turns into a wiggle dash through it.

I did however install this DellBluetoothHCI.kext and afer a reboot it worked perfectly but then after another reboot it will not work again. Please help!!

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Thnx 4 the help, finally got my keyboard working :D

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Hi, thanks for the info. Please can you tell me what is yours laptop specs? Motherboard Chipset, processor and Video card on board? Thanks again and sorry for my bad english.

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Hi, thanks for the info. Please can you tell me what is yours laptop specs? Motherboard Chipset, processor and Video card on board? Thanks again and sorry for my bad english.


Dell Inspiron 1720 intel centrino
Dell Bluetooth 350 - works
Dell Wireless 1390 - works
intel chipset
nvidia 8600m gt 256mb
4gb ram
2.4ghz intel core 2 duo
sigmatel audio 9205 (doesn't work in snow leopard)
synamtec alps touchpad (works fully)

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Dell Inspiron 1720 intel centrino
Dell Bluetooth 350 - works
Dell Wireless 1390 - works
intel chipset
nvidia 8600m gt 256mb
4gb ram
2.4ghz intel core 2 duo
sigmatel audio 9205 (doesn't work in snow leopard)
synamtec alps touchpad (works fully)

Thank You.
Your laptop is a very close clone of the MacBooKPro4,1... like you said: "Near Perfect". Maybe this can be interesting for you: ProjectOsx for smbios perfil. And this: Evosx86Team for native speedstep. :)

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What version of installer did you use? I have Kalyway 10.5.2 and it locks up almost immediately. Never gets to the Mac install screen.



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What version of installer did you use? I have Kalyway 10.5.2 and it locks up almost immediately. Never gets to the Mac install screen.



Thanks


ipc 10.5.6 final

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Hello,

Is there possible to do the wireless card work ? I have a dell inspiron 1720 and i'm using wifi all the time.
It's for me the most important drivers i need !

- I'm realy sorry for my bad english i'm just a young french student ! I put mac on my 2nd hard drive wednesday if i found a solution i'll tell you !

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Hello,

Is there possible to do the wireless card work ? I have a dell inspiron 1720 and i'm using wifi all the time.
It's for me the most important drivers i need !

- I'm realy sorry for my bad english i'm just a young french student ! I put mac on my 2nd hard drive wednesday if i found a solution i'll tell you !


I bought a dell wireless 1390 pci express card for £7 from ebay. it works out of the box. the intel wireless card that comes in the 1720 doesnt work on mac.

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What version of installer did you use? I have Kalyway 10.5.2 and it locks up almost immediately. Never gets to the Mac install screen.



Thanks


hi,
i have the same problem here.
got an inspiron 1720 with a intel core 2 duo t9300

the system crash just after the apple screen.
i've tried the following distribution with the following errors (booting with -v):

- ideneb 1.4 TSC: Reported FSB: 199.498337 Mhz, corrected FSB: 207.810 Mhz
TSC: Verification of clock speed failed. Fallback correction was performed. Please upgrade bootloader

- ideneb 1.5 TSC: Reported FSB: 199.498337 Mhz, corrected FSB: 207.810 Mhz
TSC: Verification of clock speed failed. Fallback correction was performed. Please upgrade bootloader

- ideneb 1.6 TSC: Reported FSB: 199.498337 Mhz, corrected FSB: 207.810 Mhz
TSC: Verification of clock speed failed. Fallback correction was performed. Please upgrade bootloader

- ipc 10.5.6 panic(cpu0 caller 0x00407075): "ACPI: AcpiOsFree"@/VoodooKernel/xnu-1228.7.58/iokit/Kernel/IOlib.cpp:724
Debugger called: <panic>


i'm downloading kalyway 10.5.2

does anyone know how to fix the problem?

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Stupid question, Is the USB wifi key work on snowléopard ?

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Dell Inspiron 1720 intel centrino
Dell Bluetooth 350 - works
Dell Wireless 1390 - works
intel chipset
nvidia 8600m gt 256mb
4gb ram
2.4ghz intel core 2 duo
sigmatel audio 9205 (doesn't work in snow leopard)
synamtec alps touchpad (works fully)


how did you fix the 8600m drivers?
i'm stucked at 1024 x 768 and can't change resolution

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What version of installer did you use? I have Kalyway 10.5.2 and it locks up almost immediately. Never gets to the Mac install screen.



Thanks

I'm using "Kalyway 10.5.2 Dvd Intel Amd". i think its the same. try burning it at a slow speed. i used 11kbps or sumin similar. it was the one above zero or sumin in magiciso. :jerry:

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I have almost exact same system as OP.
2.5ghz core2duo, 8600GT, 965 chipset
I have been strugglinig tring to get OSX to install. Most often the DVD won't. With iAtKOS v5 if i use -cpus=2 it will boot, but never finish installing. Using the iPC disk 10.5.6 final, I have not gotten the dvd to boot. ACPI errors..I am going to try the IAtKOS v1.0i.

Hey OP if you have any advice. Let me know. thanks.. At least what boot parameters you are using..

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I have almost exact same system as OP.
2.5ghz core2duo, 8600GT, 965 chipset
I have been strugglinig tring to get OSX to install. Most often the DVD won't. With iAtKOS v5 if i use -cpus=2 it will boot, but never finish installing. Using the iPC disk 10.5.6 final, I have not gotten the dvd to boot. ACPI errors..I am going to try the IAtKOS v1.0i.

Hey OP if you have any advice. Let me know. thanks.. At least what boot parameters you are using..


i have same system except 2.2ghz cpu. If you have inspiron 1720, try iatkos v5 with -x (-f and -v not necessary) or try iatkos v4i with nothing. I installed v5 to my inspiron 1720 without problem. If the same problem goes on, then update your bios. If you have inspiron 1720, you've choose one of the best laptop model for hackintosh, take care...

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Hello,

I can't get restart, sleep or shutdown to work and I can't get DellBluetoothHCI to load. Also no audio...

Anyone with a Dell Inspiron laptop got these working?

I've got a two partition setup with Chameleon RC3 & SL on their own partitions.

Thanks!

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i have same system except 2.2ghz cpu. If you have inspiron 1720, try iatkos v5 with -x (-f and -v not necessary) or try iatkos v4i with nothing. I installed v5 to my inspiron 1720 without problem. If the same problem goes on, then update your bios. If you have inspiron 1720, you've choose one of the best laptop model for hackintosh, take care...


Yes I remember when I purchased it a year ago , I knew it was close in Hardware to the MBP.

I got a successful install once, but it hung after reboot, (dark grey screen rainbow spinning mouse pointer).
Other wise it stops somewhere in install(usually past 50%) and say that it was unable to copy a file to hdd. "Install failed"

Do you think a possible problem is the HDD partition configuration
disk0
partition1: 100MB System Reserve
Part2: 250GB windows 7 install
part3: 45 that I am installing OSX on.

Disk1 :
part1 : ntfs format, windows data

I know that when I do a windows install I have to remove the 2nd drive, or I get a reboot loop after installing windows.

I will try without it.

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The only version I was able to get installed was iAtkos V1.01i, with 1 HDD installed (2 resulted in reboot loop, after successful install). I had to use the -x flag.

I have the A09 Bios..

Now to learn how to update....

Is it possible to create an install disk that has all the patches and kext's that I need for my particular Hardware?


thx

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if i were you, first i erase all the partitions with hirens bootcd or win dvd then install the win7(vista) on a primary partition, then use the diskpart command in cmd for create a primary mac partition(af) (how), install mac, activate the win partition with the hirens bootcd and get back to windows, in windows install the easybcd and configure it, then boot where ever you want. By the way i have A08 bios. Again, i used iatkos v4i and v5i without problem.

*Inspiron 1720*
my hdd partitions conf : 2 disks with mbr
Attached File  Inspiron_1720_mbr_2disks.jpg   300.38KB   91 downloads

my Iatkos 5i conf. (dont forget to set your sata mode to ahci from the bios before everything)
Attached File  iatkos5i.png   398KB   153 downloads

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Thanks for the help and pictures.
I have been able to get 10.5.5 Atkos installed, but it will not boot completely.
I can only finish the install if the BIOS is in ATA mode. AHCI does not finish the installation regardless of Bios or Customization of the install.

I have to use the -x flag when running the installer, and when booting. I have been trying to use the NVinject Driver for my video card, but I am just getting a Black screen instead of the login screen.

I am still trying to get the right combination of settings..





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