kellis, on Jul 1 2010, 09:36 AM, said:
for which machine would you like to know?
my acer atom a0a150? (intel GMA)
or my dv7 3180us machine (i7- nvidia 230m)?
I was talking about the Acer because that's the one you have the brightness working on.
Mac Man 50, on Jul 1 2010, 01:51 PM, said:
Thanks for all the guides (very informative and descriptive). However, I do have some issues:
a. I followed your 1.10 of the guide religiously and I'm stuck on the page 8 on the Part 3 of the guide. I followed, double checked line by line in installing Chameleon onto the Chameleon partition and after restart (removing the Mammoth 1.10 boot cd), I'm seeing a blinking cursor and nothing is happening. Then, what I did is to boot thru the CD again and then SL was able to boot from the HDD. I quickly checked up what's in the Chameleon partition on the HDD and found that it is just having a folder named "Extra". Inside "Extra", there are lot of files which I presume are Chameleon boot files. Do I have to move these files to the root of the Chameleon partition deleting the "Extra" folder? This step is not found in your guide or I'm missing something.
I think you may be missing something. I have gone through the installation a few times following the guide step-by-step to make sure it all works, plus others have been successful too.
The steps I put in the guide are VERY comprehensive, so you don't have to do anything that's not in the guides, such as moving folders / files an deleting them (unless specifically told to do so).
The Chameleon installation starts on page 4 of guide 3, and if you follow it precisely, it will work (unless there is some additional problem). Before you began the installation, did you do a complete Erase on the entire drive? If not, I would try that.
To reinstall Chameleon, use Disk Utility to Erase JUST the Cham partition, and then start over on Page 4, Guide 3 and re-do the "INSTALLING CHAMELEON" steps. It SHOULD work.
b. Fan seems to be always running. I turned off "Fan always on" in the BIOS (F.24) and I don't think it has any effect. I'm not running anything.
I'm not sure about this, I will have to check into it. This is probably where a DSDT modification is needed to correct (or maybe a kext).
c. It seems to be slightly high on the warm side.
Same as above.
d. How long does the battery last on a full charge?
Not long at all! I haven't timed it, but I was using it on battery a few days ago and it really sucked... but I will be using it as a "portable computer", almost always having power, so it's not an issue for me.
e. Not that bright. I know you're working on enabling the Fn keys which will enable brightness. Btw, I changed the color profile to go with "Generic RGB" and removed the pinkish look. Can I also run the Calibration tool to see if I can do something there with colors? The reason why I'm saying is the other day I checked up the new MacBook Pro and it looks gorgeous. The display is very bright and rich in colors. Wonder, if we can achieve the same thing on our dv8t by doing color calibration built into SL or get a third party tool to do it for us.
We should be able to gain greater control of the display, and I think in time we will. Yes, you can run the calibration.
f. While I'm writing this, I was still thinking of getting the dv7t-3180us which has LED display.
It has been confirmed (as you know) that the guide will work on that machine, so that's doable. For me, I need the large, full HD screen only the DV8t offers.
g. Any news on the true vanilla kernel w/ 64 bit?
Yes, a lot of progress is being made on this, and I expect we will have a solution soon, but others are working on that, not me, so we will have to watch and wait.