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Hello,

I've searched around the internet for about a month for a good tutorial specifically for the dell m1730 with almost nothing to show for it.

I have successfully installed 10.6.2 on the m1730, but I can't get everything to work at one time. Sometimes the video card (9800gt, have 2 but understand sli won't work) but I can't get the ethernet to work. Or I'll get the ethernet to work, but it'll conflict with the ichx kext.

Is there a list of kext's that I should use with the m1730?

Also, I guess I need to stick with 32 bit instead of the 64 bit flavor huh?

If a tutorial already exists, I would appreciate a link or guidance.

Thank you!!!!

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if you don't post your hw specs is impossible.

dell m1730 is only a name. you can name it also John that we can't understand if there's a hw limitation.

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if you don't post your hw specs is impossible.

dell m1730 is only a name. you can name it also John that we can't understand if there's a hw limitation.


Sorry about that. Here are my specs:

CPU: x9000 core 2 duo
Chipset: ICH8M
Graphics: 9800gt (2 EA)
Ethernet: Broadcom 5751
Wireless: Dell 1395

Thanks again for your help.

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Hello again,

This should be an easy one. I've decided to boot the 32 bit version of the kernel and it's working out pretty good so far.

The only thing I can't get to work are the dang 9800gt's. I've tried the strings method, the nvinject thing and the nvenabler kext. Nvinject and nvenabler cause a blinking blue screen to occur. The strings method can boot all the way, but some of the features of the video card are missing (2d acceleration). Maybe it's a matter of getting the correct string?

Are there any other methods? A few hints please.

Thanks again!

Sorry about that. Here are my specs:

CPU: x9000 core 2 duo
Chipset: ICH8M
Graphics: 9800gt (2 EA)
Ethernet: Broadcom 5751
Wireless: Dell 1395

Thanks again for your help.







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