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Sadly I cannot post to the forum that got me all set up and running properly, which was the e6400/e6500 post, but maybe someone here can help. I am running a Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop and it works great. I am all the way up to 10.6.6 and the only thing that I cant seem to get to work properly is my video display. I am perpetually stuck at a 1280x768 display. I am running the NVS Quadro 160M, but I just cannot seem to find the right kext, or maybe I am not editing the right supporting file... I dont know. This is what I see in system profiler about my card:


Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x2a42
Revision ID: 0x0007
Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded
Displays:
Display:
Resolution: 1280 x 768
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes


And this is my plist file:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Default Partition</key>
<string>hd(0,3)</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1200x32</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Instant Menu</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=i386</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>blacklist</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

So what am I missing? Can someone help a fella out? I wouldnt be surprised one bit if I am simply not doing it right or skipping a step... Thanks!

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Hello,
Just updated my Dell Latitude E6400 from 10.6.3 to 10.6.6.

1. To install OSX i use this guide:
[INSTALL/GUIDE] Snow Leopard On Dell E6500/E6400 in 8 simple steps, Dual boot Windows 7 Instruction Included
I use empty DVD with this OSX - SnowOSX Universal 10.6.2 v3.6 Intel Only, this works fine on my E6400.

2. Then, after add kext from this tutorial:
64-bitHackintosh Specifically for the Latitude E6400/E6500.pdf
Additional_Kexts_for_E6400_E6500.zip and Extras_for_E6400_E6500.zip (thanks to carman23)
I was able to use Snow Leopard on my Latitude E6400. This kext and extras set up graphic, sound, LAN, webcam and keyboard to work in my E6400. I still need to set up SD Card Reader, WiFi, Trackpad and volume to work.

To make WiFi and SD Card Reader to work i needed this kext: Broadcom43XXFamily.kext and VoodooSDHC.kext ( 4.3MB )

3. When system run after next reboot i added kext (used Kext Helper to install) and /extra folder from this pack (just copy them and replace yours). This pack works perfectly with my 64bit OSX.
jichi_E6500_10.6.6_i386.tar.bz2 ( 12.41 MB ) (thanks to jichj - HCL 10.6.6/Portables)
This fix trackpad and volume in my E6400.

3a. If you find problem with volume control - slider changes but volume doesn't - you need to replace VoodooHDA
(thanks to pcrew): download 32/64bit VoodooHDA.kext ( 230.49K )

4. Then after reboot, i was able to run system update, witch found new update for: OSX 10.6.6, airport, itunes and some more. Downloaded them, installed and after reboot. System starts OK, but without sound. So went to S/L/E and i deleted AppleHDA.kext

Next reboot and everything works Posted Image

Attached File  screen_e6400_10.6.6.jpg   77.52KB   389 downloads Attached File  desktop.jpg   460.61KB   313 downloads Attached File  summary.JPG   121.19KB   347 downloads

UPDATE 6/03/2011:
After playing with some kext, got kelner panic, so do installation again from beginning. When i replace my /extra with jichj pack, need to delete ApplePS2Controller.kext from S/L/E. This help me with TrackPad.

UPDATE 10/04/2011:
Hi, today got updated my hackintosh to SL 10.6.7, from system update.
There was no problems at all, works fine ;P
Attached File  10.6.7.jpg   181.86KB   257 downloads

All the best, Tom.

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I used kexthelper once and I got kernel panic so now I'm a bit scared using this tool, so are you positive that It will work using this tutorial?

Hello,
Just updated my Dell Latitude E6400 from 10.6.3 to 10.6.6.

1. To install OSX i use this guide:
[INSTALL/GUIDE] Snow Leopard On Dell E6500/E6400 in 8 simple steps, Dual boot Windows 7 Instruction Included

2. Then, after add kext from this tutorial:
64-bitHackintosh Specifically for the Latitude E6400/E6500.pdf
i was able to use Snow Leopard on my Latitude E6400. This set up graphic, sound, LAN, webcam and keyboard to work.
In my case i still need to set up SD Card, WiFi and Trackpad and volume to work.

To make WiFi and SD Card Reader to work i needed this kext: Broadcom43XXFamily.kext and VoodooSDHC.kext

3. When system run after next reboot i add kext (used Kext Helper to install) and /extra folder from this pack (just copy them and replace yours). This pack works perfectly with my 64bit OS X.
jichi_E6500_10.6.6_i386.tar.bz2

4. Then after reboot, i was able to run system update, witch found new update for: OSX 10.6.6, airport, itunes and some more. Downloaded them, installed and after reboot. System starts OK, but without sound. So went to S/L/E and i deleted AppleHDA.kext
Next reboot and everything works :)

All the best, Tom.



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kexthelper is not for 10.6. besides, you should know how to put the kexts without using the utilities if you're using hackintosh.

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I used kexthelper once and I got kernel panic so now I'm a bit scared using this tool, so are you positive that It will work using this tutorial?


I used kext helper on my previous SL 10.6.3 and present 10.6.6 without any problems. This tutorial was the only way for me to upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.6.6.

p.s. i have only Snow Leopard OSX on my E6400, Windows is on my desktop.

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hi, found really cool software System Info app, this can be used to check what kexts version we have installed in Snow Leopard. Below you can find some screen shots of kexts used in my hackintosh E6400:

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Hey all, has anyone got PCMCIA working on a Dell E6400? I'm trying to use a Buffalo WLI-CB-G54A pcmcia wireless card, and it doesn't want to play ball.

Thanks

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Sadly I cannot post to the forum that got me all set up and running properly, which was the e6400/e6500 post, but maybe someone here can help. I am running a Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop and it works great. I am all the way up to 10.6.6 and the only thing that I cant seem to get to work properly is my video display. I am perpetually stuck at a 1280x768 display. I am running the NVS Quadro 160M, but I just cannot seem to find the right kext, or maybe I am not editing the right supporting file... I dont know. This is what I see in system profiler about my card:


Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x2a42
Revision ID: 0x0007
Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded
Displays:
Display:
Resolution: 1280 x 768
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes


And this is my plist file:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Default Partition</key>
<string>hd(0,3)</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1200x32</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Instant Menu</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=i386</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>blacklist</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

So what am I missing? Can someone help a fella out? I wouldnt be surprised one bit if I am simply not doing it right or skipping a step... Thanks!


Ok, so I finally found that my card is not supported. I thought I was running an NVIDIA Quadro, but i am running the built in Intel graphics card, which is weak... Now I have a new issue that I can't quite get a hold of. For some reason, when my machine boots up, it goes to a black screen. If I do a verbose boot, it runs through everything and then goes to black when it would normally get to the login screen.

HOWEVER, if I boot into safe mode, I get the login screen just fine. That makes sense, so it's probably a kext issue somewhere. What is confusing me the most, though, is that, when I reboot after being in Safe Mode... it works!! Then I reboot again and it doesnt. So it only works in safe mode and the immediate reboot after safe mode. Might anyone have some insight on this? I did go through the logs of things happening when the system is starting up and the only thing different between the boot after safe mode and a regular boot is the following error:

IS: Invalid firmware max backlight setting

Everything I have found on this so far sounds like it causes an issue with being able to change screen brightness, but it makes my screen completely black...

Thanks anyone for any help!!

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Hi there, got my system refreshed.
Now i used clean retail DVD Snow Leopard and to install used Xbooter 1.3 and then Chameleon 2.0 RC5 v747.
Have here new edited SMBOOT.plist and com.apple.Boot.plist for MacBookPro5,1 with FSB fix for E6400 and dsdt.aml from E6500 with working power management.

System profile :
Dell Latitude E6400 Hackintosh
OSX - Snow Leopard 10.6.7
CPU - Intel C2D T9600 2.80GHz
RAM - 4096MB 800MHz DDR2
GPU - nVidia Quadro NVS 160M 256MB
WiFI - WLAN 1397 802.11 a/b/g/N
LCD - 14.1 WXGA+ LED

Installed system with XBooter CD inside CDRom, then installed update 10.6.7 from file, rebooted with XBooter CD, then installed Chameleon, then installed kexts, dsdt.aml and plist from archive zip (extra/extension and S/L/E).
Rebooted system without CD XBooter, everything works.

Installation tutorial [Polish] - http://tinyurl.com/6zpvvd5
kexts from my E6400 with DSDT and S/L/E kexts [5.1MB] - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KSZ69OHA
XBooter v1.3 by witucha0 [22.4MB] - http://cl.ly/3T3D3C1m0h0j1d0O3s3b

Update June 29 2011
- new FakeSMC.kext v.3.1.0 and SMBIOS.plist with MBP5,1 SLE and Extra folder ( 7.66MB )
- new Chameleon_2.0_RC5_r828.zip ( 1.06MB )
working: sleep, but need to turn off hibernation ( sudo pmset hibernatemode 0 )

Update July 7 2011 - apple combo update 10.6.8
- before update, need to install new Chameleon Wizard 2.0, then this will install Chameleon 2.0 RC5 rev.1078
- on fresh SL OSX 10.6.7 installed combo update 10.6.8 from apple website. After replaced kexts: AppleACPIPlatform.kext v.1.3.5 and IOPCIFamily.kext v.2.6 (from 10.6.7) and system boot up.
Else system will freeze at BOOT after the PCI configuration begin message.
Need to delete AppleHDA.kext from S/L/E.
AppleACPIPlatform.kext v.1.3.5 and IOPCIFamily.kext v.2.6 from 10.6.7 [491.84 K]

All the best.

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I trashed my whole installation trying to install 10.6.8 .... Did you had any luck on this? I've got a TM Backup on my Time Capsule but I think it's time to clean up and reinstall everything from scratch ^^

So many thanks for your files koliberK!

greetz
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Thanks for the tips koliberK -- I couldn't find the DSDT in the archive with your kexts.

I made my own DSDT with the GUI patcher but using your kext setup and the pmset command, I still can't get my system to sleep (and wake). I have never succeeded in this with this computer -- e6400 with Quadro

Cheers

edit: Nevermind... found the dsdt in the second link with kexts. Going to try it now to see if sleep works

edit2: it worked! But it will only sleep & wake once. If I try to sleep & wake a second time in a given uptime, it will fail the second time. It seems to lose the sleep mode setting as it makes a different noise like its shutting down the second sleep.

edit3: Also I can't load the VoodooPS2 kext that you included... any tips there? I can use my trackpad just fine with ApplePS2 when i erase the trackpad plugin within it... but there is no side-scrolling or configuration of any kind which is annoying.

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... but there is no side-scrolling or configuration of any kind which is annoying.


Hi there, i have the same problem. Side-scrolling isn't working, but this it's not important for me, can live without that :wacko:

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Hi,

One of my friend has an e6500 10.7 install DVD made for e6500 only. It seems to be sooo easy to just install from that dvd, so I wonder if somebody wants to make a custom install dvd for e6400? I think a lot of members would appreciate it soo much;)

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Hi all,
just got updated my E6400 to Lion 10.7
Used kexts from my preview posts, but need to delete I080211family and Brcm43xx.
Then for my WiFi - WLAN 1397 802.11 a/b/g/N which is Broadcom 4315 compatible,
I was able to use this Broadcom43XXFamilyrev2.kext.zip (4.31MB)
Sound and volume control works fine with this VoodooHDA.kext (216.88 KB)

As well need to delete AppleHDA each time after system update, if this kext show up, else KP :rolleyes:

My system profile :
Dell Latitude E6400 Hackintosh
OSX - Snow Leopard 10.6.7
CPU - Intel C2D T9600 2.80GHz
RAM - 4096MB 800MHz DDR2
GPU - nVidia Quadro NVS 160M 256MB
WiFI - WLAN 1397 802.11 a/b/g/N
LCD - 14.1 WXGA+ LED

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I've followed the guides above I get to install 10.6 no issues (no kexts yet) Then I update to 10.6.7 and boots fine (no kexts yet)
Then I start to installt he kexts given above and I always have this issue where on first reboot the system hangs loading

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement

What can I do, I have already tried to remove the file without luck



Dell Latitude E6400

CPU - Intel C2D P8400 2.26GHz
RAM - 4096MB 800MHz DDR2
GPU - nVidia Quadro NVS 160M 256MB
WiFI - WLAN 1397 802.11 a/b/g/N
LCD - 14.1 WXGA+ LED

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hello

try to build yours dsdt

http://olarila.com/f....php?f=19&t=634

to resolve the issue of cpupowermanagement

good hack

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hello

try to build yours dsdt

http://olarila.com/f....php?f=19&t=634

to resolve the issue of cpupowermanagement

good hack


thx i shall try it.

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Does anyone happen to have these files local or on another download service ?
obviously as Mega upload has been locked down they are no longer obtainable :(

Additional_Kexts_for_E6400_E6500.zip

and

Extras_for_E6400_E6500.zip

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um, for those still having issues with the E6400 (latitude), i CCC'd my D630 install to ext. HD and it booted my E6400 just fine. simplest dual-boot i've done yet. Windows7 on the internal drive, OSx86 Lion on the external. both running fine, no boot issues, just no sound yet on Lion, but i'm still working on it.

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Hi,

I just bought a refurbished DELL E6400 to install snow leopard on it. I installed it using XBooter CD and installed Chameleon and put the files in the extra folder. But now I'm stuck without a source to download kext files and I'm only able to boot by using XBooter CD. So could @koliberK or somebody who still has those files please upload them? It would be highly appreciated.

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