I thought every piece of hardware had a unique identifier. Someone needs to setup a kext archive site that your program can just compare to the local computer and get whatever is needed (like Microsoft Update I guess is what I am used to)
OK, so where do I get kexts? The only thing that doesn't work on my laptop right now is the webcam. Everything else is fine.
Edit: Found somethin called CamTwist for my webcam, gonna try it out. Still would like to know where the centralized library of kexts are.
Never heard of a centralized library of kexts. Have you tried the nawcom ModCD
or nawcom ModUSB
? It got me up and running on my first attempt. I believe it figures out what kexts it thinks
you need and installs them. After you get your hackintosh up and running check out MalLdon
's DSDT patching thread. Or check out kexts.com
's patched DSDT repository for a patched DSDT for your system. A patched DSDT added features and stability to my system. Restart and Sleep now work reliably. I was also able to ditch the nullcpumanagement kext.Another thing you have to realize is that unlike Windows 7 ALOT of hardware simply is not supported in any way in the Mac/Hackintosh universe
. One thing that chaps my hide is the fact that internal PCI/PCIe cards are poorly supported. I went on a rant about TV tuner cards in another thread. I am glad I tried out a hackintosh before buying a mac. I would still buy a mac laptop for its durability but a mac desktop is out of the question for most of my computing needs.
There aren't as many programs for the mac either. Codecs are a pain in the rear. In Windows 7 I can download the Divx codec pack and the AC3Filter for free and watch 99% of the video that comes my way including .mkv right in Windows Media player.