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BTW sleep works fine (with hyper threading) in 10.6.5-6. I never tried it with earlier versions. http://code.google.c...-sleep-enabler/


Thankx, Ill try that one.


Just tried.... Sleeps fine with HT now. Many Thanks.... :)

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Ok, I'm a big noob with the Mac and UNIX (been a Windows guy for years but love my Macbook Pro and have purchased 4 Macs in the past two years). Was able to implement all of the directions provided and got my GX520 working, but did run into the network issue where the MAC address was all zeros.

I may have found a simpler way to insert the actual MAC address every time the system is booted....feel free to tell me I'm an idiot if a missed something that all you MAC folks already know about.

Anyway, if you do this, I think it is pretty much a single step process.....

Open a terminal window and type (not sure if you need to sudo -s first):

cd /etc
sudo nano rc.local


edit the end of the file with:

ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


where you replace the xx's with your actual MAC address

press ctrl-x, and select y to save it.

I think this bypassess all the sudo permissions issues and when you reboot it automatically sets the MAC address.

Thanks for another solution for the MAC address problem.
Here is another solution http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1612239

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OK SORRY!!!! I will not mention any distro again on your thread. :D

I don't considerate it "my thread". I wrote the guide for a new user who was having a problem installing on a 620, not for any ego thing.
I would like to see the thread be about one method as it makes it easier to follow, and easier to help knowing the install method.
Have loaded both iatkos & hazard distos on another 520, noted what each install does, where they install items and what is written to com.apple.boot.plist's etc. So my prejudice against distro's comes from some experience.


Btw , has anyone changed the graphics card on these dell 520 or 620? At 1680 x 1050 the gma950 is a little bit slow.

scififan68 in this post http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1557605 says he is using a nvidia card. You could ask him which one.

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1- http://www.insanelym...=0#entry1618638

2-update the main post to 10.6.6 ?

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Edited guide with 10.6.6 update instructions.
As always any suggestions re errors or omissions, or suggestions on how to improve guide welcome.

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made an entry
http://wiki.osx86pro...10.6.6/Desktops

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made an entry
http://wiki.osx86pro...10.6.6/Desktops

Good one

10.6 legacy kernel released thanks to Nawcom http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=538
Will add to guide if no problems after a few days testing.

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10.6 legacy kernel released thanks to Nawcom http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=538
Will add to guide if no problems after a few days testing.

update here if it works...

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update here if it works...

Am going to be busy for a while. You could test it!

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working! legacy kernel update from 10.50 to 10.60

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Just tested new kernel. Also working here. No problems at all. :(

btw, why do you guys disable the 64bit mode on the kernel installation? Im running my Gx620 in 64bit mode since the 10.5 kernel with no problems.

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Im running my Gx620 in 64bit mode since the 10.5 kernel with no problems

well... the p4 does support EM64T aka x86-64

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UPDATE to 10.6.6 If you have 10.6.5 Download and install the 10.6.6 update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1343 If you have 10.6.4 or earlier, Download and install the 10.6.6 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1349 If you have not done the DSDT fix for Video. you will have to reinstall the frame buffer kext. No Updated Legacy kernel for 10.6.6 available yet (that I know of) 10.5 Legacy Kernel works

Update the guide since the new kernel works...

Edited by mohdumar, 15 January 2011 - 11:43 AM.


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update here if it works...

Update the guide since the new kernel works...

Why the demands to update the guide? A little time to assure there are no problems won't hurt surely.




Just tested new kernel. Also working here. No problems at all. :superman:
btw, why do you guys disable the 64bit mode on the kernel installation? Im running my Gx620 in 64bit mode since the 10.5 kernel with no problems.

Are you saying force64 or native (note sure if that is the correct term)....."Gringo Vermelho" had a post a couple of months ago explaining force64 v arch64. I haven't got the time now to look it up. What do think is the advantage of 64 bit for the OS and what applications. Myself have not found any advantage with Force64 and problems with some apps (jbidwatcher, Cronnix & vmware fusion in bootcamp mode)

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Are you saying force64 or native (note sure if that is the correct term)....."Gringo Vermelho" had a post a couple of months ago explaining force64 v arch64. I haven't got the time now to look it up. What do think is the advantage of 64 bit for the OS and what applications. Myself have not found any advantage with Force64 and problems with some apps (jbidwatcher, Cronnix & vmware fusion in bootcamp mode)


Its force64... I only pick the 64bit option on the legacy kernel install. That way, it will add the -force64 to the com.apple.Boot.plist and thats it. Haven't noticed any difference in 32bit or force 64 bit mode, but i haven't seen any problems either, (probably because i don't use vmware). So i'm sticking with the 64bit mode.

Ps. Vmware Fusion 3 now supports 64bit mode on snow leopard.
http://reviews.cnet....368478-263.html

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Its force64... I only pick the 64bit option on the legacy kernel install. That way, it will add the -force64 to the com.apple.Boot.plist and thats it. Haven't noticed any difference in 32bit or force 64 bit mode, but i haven't seen any problems either, (probably because i don't use vmware). So i'm sticking with the 64bit mode.

Ps. Vmware Fusion 3 now supports 64bit mode on snow leopard.
http://reviews.cnet....368478-263.html

ok and thanks for the link

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10.6 Legacy Kernel link added to guide

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Sleep works on mine, but I've never tested hibernation.

Edit: you can now use the vanilla kernel on the gx520, gx620 here: http://osx86.co/f36/...el-cpu-to-t6737


Don't know why I didn't notice this before. Have to try it. Anyone else tried it?

@scififan68 Do you have the latest vanilla kernel booting?

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Don't know why I didn't notice this before. Have to try it. Anyone else tried it?

@scififan68 Do you have the latest vanilla kernel booting?


Yeah I do, works great, I updated to 10.6.6 and even tested it on an HP with a Celeron D(Prescott based), It just needs the nullpowermanagement.kext.

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Yeah I do, works great, I even updated to 10.6.6 and tested it on an HP with a Celeron D(Prescott based), It just needs the nullpowermanagement.kext.

Thanks, will try it this weekend.
Just to be sure please.
So you replace "boot" in root
nullpowermanagement.kext. in E/E or SLE. Does it matter which?
Rebuild Extension caches.
And boot from mach_kernel.
What version of Chameleon. Does it matter? I Have Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r635
Thanks

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Thanks, will try it this weekend.
Just to be sure please.
So you replace "boot" in root
nullpowermanagement.kext. in E/E or SLE. Does it matter which?
Rebuild Extension caches.
And boot from mach_kernel.
What version of Chameleon. Does it matter? I Have Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r635
Thanks


Yeah all correct, but I only recommend putting nullpowermangment.kext in /E/E and use *Chameleon 2 RC4* :)





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