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I know you said Dell 1510 out of the box, but do you guys know why it might not be working for me? It worked just fine when I had lion on the netbook previously.... /sigh


1. Are you sure it is enabled in the BIOS?
2. Check /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist. Make sure it is listed there and Builtin is set to true.
3. Open terminal, and use ifconfig. See if it shows up. If it does, add it in System Preferences/Network.

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1. Are you sure it is enabled in the BIOS?
2. Check /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist. Make sure it is listed there and Builtin is set to true.
3. Open terminal, and use ifconfig. See if it shows up. If it does, add it in System Preferences/Network.


1. Yes it's enabled in the BIOS
2. It's not listed in /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist
3. Not listed on ifconfig -a

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1. Yes it's enabled in the BIOS
2. It's not listed in /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist
3. Not listed on ifconfig -a


Silly question - but are you 100% sure it is a Dell 1510 mini PCI-e card? Reading through some of the other posts here, it seems as if there are other very similar card but they aren't 1510s.

Do a lspci dump to see what the identifier is.

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This is absolutely correct, there are some from the Hong Kong ebay sellers which are advertised as 1510, but are not. I bought one of these myself. You can order these from Dell, they are more expensive, but you know what you are getting.

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07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)


Is that not what you guys have?

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07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Is that not what you guys have?


I bought mine for about 50 bucks at Dell directly here in Europe with a delivery of some days (I think each country has an authorized dealer) -- only take an original one!
http://accessories.u...en&sku=430-3130
best Mondi

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I bought mine for about 50 bucks at Dell directly here in Europe with a delivery of some days (I think each country has an authorized dealer) -- only take an original one!
http://accessories.u...en&sku=430-3130
best Mondi


Could you run an lspci on your install so I can compare?

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Could you run an lspci on your install so I can compare?

Sorry, but my 1201N is on vacation (I lent it to my girlfriend). If you need that result we have to wait for some days ... Maybe another guy can give you this information... best mondi

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07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Is that not what you guys have?


Mine shows up as:
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

lspci -v:

07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fbefc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] #14e4

Seems like you have a different chipset.




Okay - I still need help getting Facetime/iCloud/iMessage to work.

Here is my smbios.plist (generated from Chameleon Wizard):

<?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>SMbiosdate</key>
<string>10/29/08</string>
<key>SMbiosvendor</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>SMbiosversion</key>
<string>MB51.88Z.0073.B06.0810291326</string>
<key>SMboardproduct</key>
<string>Mac-F42D89C8</string>
<key>SMfamily</key>
<string>MacBook</string>
<key>SMmanufacturer</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>SMmemspeed</key>
<string>800</string>
<key>SMmemtype</key>
<string>19</string>
<key>SMproductname</key>
<string>MacBook5,1</string>
<key>SMserial</key>
<string>CK9296791AQ</string>
<key>SMsystemversion</key>
<string>1.0</string>
</dict>
</plist>


Here is my org.chameleon.Boot.plist:

<?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>Boot Banner</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Boot Graphic</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>DSDT</key>
<string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GUI</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x720x32</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel_atom</string>
<key>SMBIOS</key>
<string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>default</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>1</string>
<key>USBLegacyOff</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>4b00000001000000010000003f0000000100000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000180101060000007fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string>
</dict>
</plist>


I am using 4GB dsdt (I have 4GB on my 1201n). My NetworkInterfaces.plist looks like this:

<?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>Interfaces</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>Active</key>
<true/>
<key>BSD Name</key>
<string>en0</string>
<key>IOBuiltin</key>
<true/>
<key>IOInterfaceType</key>
<integer>6</integer>
<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>IOMACAddress</key>
<data>
SFs5dkPT
</data>
<key>IOPathMatch</key>
<string>IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/RP06@18/IOPCI2PCIBridge/ethernet@0/AtherosL1cEthernet/en0</string>
<key>SCNetworkInterfaceInfo</key>
<dict>
<key>UserDefinedName</key>
<string>Ethernet</string>
</dict>
<key>SCNetworkInterfaceType</key>
<string>Ethernet</string>
</dict>
<dict>
<key>Active</key>
<true/>
<key>BSD Name</key>
<string>en1</string>
<key>IOBuiltin</key>
<true/>
<key>IOInterfaceType</key>
<integer>6</integer>
<key>IOInterfaceUnit</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>IOMACAddress</key>
<data>
ACVWEZJT
</data>
<key>IOPathMatch</key>
<string>IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/RP05@16/IOPCI2PCIBridge/pci14e4,432b@0/AirPort_Brcm4331/en1</string>
<key>SCNetworkInterfaceInfo</key>
<dict>
<key>UserDefinedName</key>
<string>Wi-Fi</string>
</dict>
<key>SCNetworkInterfaceType</key>
<string>IEEE80211</string>
</dict>
</array>
<key>Model</key>
<string>MacBook5,1</string>
</dict>
</plist>



I am using mtek's 10.8.2 atom kernel.


My About This Mac looks like this:
http://pluto.os5.com/temp/1.png

My Hardware Overview looks like this:
http://pluto.os5.com/temp/2.png


I have tried EVERYTHING dozens of times. If you can think it, I've tried it.

So, a few questions -

1. How else is everyone generating their smbios.plist files? Is using Chameleon Wizard the incorrect method? I also tried to install smbios.plist from Chameleon, but those files appear to have typos ('AppleInc.' instead of 'Apple Inc.', etc). (Just tried smbios.plist using ChampList... same issue).

2. My Hardware UUID has a lot of zeros. This is not the case on my previous hackintosh (Mini-9) nor my Apple iMac. Looking through some posts here, it appears as if other people have more 'valid looking' hardware UUIDs. I know hardware UUID can be set in smbios.plist, but I'm not sure what the proper way of doing it is.

I implore anyone to throw me a bone and help me out if they can.
I've been extremely frustrated with this ordeal. Everyone and their dog can get Facetime/iCloud/iMessage to work but me.

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Thanks guys for pointing out my incorrect assumption.

I successfully got the AR9285 adapter to work by installing a modded kext found on osx86.

Now EVERYTHING works :) ....... except sound on netflix..... youtube and pandora work fine. A while back I saw mtek posted similar findings and a reboot fixed it.

Has anyone else found a fix or workaround?


Also, ever since trying to run OSX I've found that the bios tends to get corrupted settings and reverts back to defaults asking me to press F1 at boot to accept defaults (which obviously won't work as IDE is default) or F2 to setup. Has anyone else seen this?

Again, thank you for all of the hard work you guys put into this project!

I have tried EVERYTHING dozens of times. If you can think it, I've tried it.

So, a few questions -

1. How else is everyone generating their smbios.plist files? Is using Chameleon Wizard the incorrect method? I also tried to install smbios.plist from Chameleon, but those files appear to have typos ('AppleInc.' instead of 'Apple Inc.', etc). (Just tried smbios.plist using ChampList... same issue).

2. My Hardware UUID has a lot of zeros. This is not the case on my previous hackintosh (Mini-9) nor my Apple iMac. Looking through some posts here, it appears as if other people have more 'valid looking' hardware UUIDs. I know hardware UUID can be set in smbios.plist, but I'm not sure what the proper way of doing it is.

I implore anyone to throw me a bone and help me out if they can.
I've been extremely frustrated with this ordeal. Everyone and their dog can get Facetime/iCloud/iMessage to work but me.


I'm not sure about UUID and zeros, but I did notice your smbios.plist shows resolution of 1280x720x32. Our 1201n's have 1366x768x32 resolution. That may or may not help you.

I used the use-this-extra.zip that was linked on page 35. Chameleon was installed from the SECOND boot into the myhack installer.

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I have tried EVERYTHING dozens of times. If you can think it, I've tried it.

So, a few questions -

1. How else is everyone generating their smbios.plist files? Is using Chameleon Wizard the incorrect method? I also tried to install smbios.plist from Chameleon, but those files appear to have typos ('AppleInc.' instead of 'Apple Inc.', etc). (Just tried smbios.plist using ChampList... same issue).

2. My Hardware UUID has a lot of zeros. This is not the case on my previous hackintosh (Mini-9) nor my Apple iMac. Looking through some posts here, it appears as if other people have more 'valid looking' hardware UUIDs. I know hardware UUID can be set in smbios.plist, but I'm not sure what the proper way of doing it is.

I implore anyone to throw me a bone and help me out if they can.
I've been extremely frustrated with this ordeal. Everyone and their dog can get Facetime/iCloud/iMessage to work but me.


Did you try my method with the EFI Studio?

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I'm not sure about UUID and zeros, but I did notice your smbios.plist shows resolution of 1280x720x32. Our 1201n's have 1366x768x32 resolution. That may or may not help you.


Yes, I have also tried 1366x768x32, however, this makes my boot up apple logo appear stretched. It appears at the correct size and proportions when I use 1280x720x32.

I used the use-this-extra.zip that was linked on page 35. Chameleon was installed from the SECOND boot into the myhack installer.


Tried using plists from his zip.

Did you try my method with the EFI Studio?


Yes,I have device-properties (generated from EFI Studio) in com.apple.Boot.plist and org.chameleon.Boot.plist
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>4b00000001000000010000003f0000000100000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000180101060000007fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string>

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But did you do the whole process, deleting the network interfaces from settings, the plist, reboot and add the ethernet first?

I got iCloud, app store and the other things working, I fixed it the same way I did with my desktop

First of all download EFI Studio (from this topic for example www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/109793-efi-studio-video-audio-y-red-sin-drivers/)

Open EFIStudio and select Ethernet, selected Add Device. Then click write to com.apple.boot.plist.
- Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist and selected the new key and string it added.
- Then copy this string and paste into the /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist file and save. (In my case I copied it to org.chameleon.Boot.plist)

Then important STEP!
- Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network.
- Delete Library/Preferences/System configuration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file.

* Finally, Reboot.

After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet.

Now I only have a problem, I have 3GB of ram, I installed mountain lion with 2GB, now I changed the dsdt.aml with the 3GB dsdt.aml form the lion files on the first post, turned off, installed the other 1GB of ram, but now mountain lion doesn't work.

Do I have to do something more than just copy the 3GB dsdt.aml? or the 3GB dsdt.aml doesn't work on mountain lion? how can edit some of the dsdt.aml files on this topic to change the 4GB or 2GB to 3GB? or do somebody have a 3GB dsdt.aml working fine with mountain lion?



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But did you do the whole process, deleting the network interfaces from settings, the plist, reboot and add the ethernet first?


Probably at least 40 times.

- Booted 1201n
- Deleted /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist
- System Preferences -> Network. Deleted Wifi, then Ethernet (also tried other order)
- Rebooted
- System Preferences -> Network. Added Ethernet. Clicked Apply (also tried without Applying first). Added Wifi. Clicked Apply.
- Checked new /L/P/S/NetworkInterfaces.plist to ensure ethernet is BuiltIn is Yes, and is set to en0.

I have gone through this whole thread about 3 times, trying and retrying everything everyone has suggested.

I do not understand why my Hardware UUID looks different from screenshots of others I have seen posted in this thread.

Also, nobody answered my question on whether their Ethernet device always shows 'Connected' but with a non-IP (169.54.136.171) address even when there is no cable connected.

I will try this whole process again now just for kicks.

(I hate how this site does not allow you to post a new post after your previous post, but rather, adds it to your previous post)


Just tried it again.

Facetime continues to fail with 'The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later."
iCloud continues to fail with 'This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account.'
iMessage contines to fail with 'Could not sign in to iMessage. The server encountered an error in processing registration. Please try again later.'

Also, ever since trying to run OSX I've found that the bios tends to get corrupted settings and reverts back to defaults asking me to press F1 at boot to accept defaults (which obviously won't work as IDE is default) or F2 to setup. Has anyone else seen this?


This happens whenever you install or reinstall AppleRTC.kext (or variations of, or patches of) onto an 1201N.

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Could you run an lspci on your install so I can compare?


for wifi & ethernet:


07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fbefc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] #14e4

09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 14e5
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fbfc0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at ec00 [disabled]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [100] #1969
Capabilities: [106] #406
Capabilities: [001] #6219
Capabilities: [061] #2000
Capabilities: [001] <chain looped>

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hello, any guide/extra folder(updated) to install mountain lion 10.8.2 asus 1201N? Thanks!
mal

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Hello, I installed 10.8.2 on my 1201n, everything work, but my usb mouse won't work after wake up from sleep. Any suggestions?

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A week later and retried everything at least 4 times. Perhaps my 1201n is cursed. Guess no Facetime/iCloud/iMessage for me.

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Hi Girls and Boys!
That's my issue: normally I have wifi connection on my 1201n.
Now I can't see my Network Shares (NAS, other shared MACs) but I can connect to them by asf:// or smb://.
In Finder Preferences all SHARES (Back to my Mac,Connected Servers, BonjourComputers) are checked.
My other desktops connected by ethernet, they all have these SHARED available but my 1201 Lappy has no NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD.


Any idea? Thx Mondi

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Someone have problems with USB? My connected wireless mouse is always work, but other port sometime work and sometime not, usually not. Any idea how to fix it?

same issue with sd card reader





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