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_Prasys_ i would also recommend Platypus as with it you can make executable app with your script very easy :thumbsup_anim:
So users can just start this app and there you go... :pirate2:

http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus

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Thanks a lot gus , man I need to do the whole thing back

I am working on version français as well . So I might do it in several versions

Thanks coolbits !

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:2cents:Platypus works great

everyone can use it, even me.

when it will come out for linux? just wishing .
not so on topic but i like to thank coolbits for the app location.

greetings.
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Updated the script to a newer version. I will be adding more stuff and I will find a way to fix the sleep thingy , or at least cut its number down

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I have to say - you guys are incredible. Thanks to you, I have my Dell Inspiron 9400 fully working except for sound (sigmatel audio). How else could I get a 17" Mac Laptop for $700??? [Dell has them on their refurbished site very cheaply now].

I think that if the handful of people developing drivers can stick with the cheapest/most popular hardware, we could have a number of fully working desktops and laptops on our hands. given the circumstances, I don't think it's possible to get osx86 working on all kinds of different systems - instead, it's better to focus on just a few, and if people are really interested, they'll just switch to those systems. Dell seems to be leading the race, at least for cheap notebooks.

So if you are getting an Inspiron 9400/e1705, I recommend gma950/dell 1390 truemobile/standard +xga/.

That way you can have big ol' mac laptop for less than 1/3 the price! Yay!

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i see you're working on a french version. i can help you with the Spanish version! just let me know so i send you the spanish texts.

btw, after aplying this kernel, my gma950 shows only 64mb, and xbench now gets me lower values than using 10.4.6... why?

ok, anyway thanks for sharing your work....

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matemago , this is something got to with the kernel. Semthex fixed it , the new score is the real score , the older ones are fake , not really fake . This new kernel is getting closer to the real kernel + many improvements !

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_Prasys_,
Your script is fantastic, and is actually as easy as A B C!
I did not have a working 10.4.8 machine but upgraded to it from 10.4.7 using your script.
This was what I did:
1. Install the 10.4.8 intel combo update from Apple
2. Replace AppleSMBIOS.kext
3. Repair permissions
4. Run your script
5. Reboot and voila!!!
Thank you for the great work. Keep it up.

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After running the script I´ve got the correct CPU speed reported by "About This Mac" and the clock is now reported correct time, even after Screen saver activated ( before the clock lose 15 mins if the screen saver activated and then de-activated after TEN MINS - WEIRD)....

Only thing is after first update, Aperture asks for SN...Also iTunes came up with "Not Enough Memory"...solved both of the problems though..

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A few questions ....

Is this for SSE2 or SSE3 processors?

How do you determine the kernel version? I tried the instructions in post # 1 and it (well me) hosed the system.

How do you go about "fixing" an installation that has gone bad? I just reinstalled and didn't attempt the update again.

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Its for SSE3 processors , again semthex's kernel does not work under SSE2 processors [at this time of writing]. I am going to port it to Cocoa !


To restore back , simply fit F8 before the Staring Darwin screen. There you will be prompted with a boot prompt , simply type mach_kernel.old and you would have your old kernel back. Its that simple

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Thanks for the info, good stuff!

Now, how do I tell which version of kernel I'm using? You mentioned something about 8.8.1 under 10.4.8 or something like it ...

Which kernels support SSE2?

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Go to Teminal



uname -v


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uname -a

and AFAIK , all kernels [at this time of writing] only supports SSE3 processors

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wow! The new kernel fixed a ton of my errors. Thanks so much!


edit* I will elaborate of what now works.


Rebooting now works.
No sound stuttering when first loading.
My boot time went from 20 seconds to 5.
When booting, I boot every time now.
Oh god I am going to try titan now.

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Absolutely smart and wonderful script, made my mac almost a real mac :-)

Almost because DDR2 RAM is not recognised as such, and no memory speed either.

CPU type and speed is recognised beautifully though.

Ah, also sleep doesnt work. Will that be fixed in future kernel updates?

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Thanks for the info, good stuff!

Now, how do I tell which version of kernel I'm using? You mentioned something about 8.8.1 under 10.4.8 or something like it ...

Which kernels support SSE2?



In Terminal Type: uname -a

Compare the results to these: (I don't have any older ones)

K19 Thu Nov 16 21:19:02
Beta5 Fri Nov 17 23:52:26
Beta7 Wed Nov 22 22:03:00
Beta8 Mon Nov 27 18:58:11

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In Terminal Type: uname -a

Compare the results to these: (I don't have any older ones)

K19 Thu Nov 16 21:19:02
Beta5 Fri Nov 17 23:52:26
Beta7 Wed Nov 22 22:03:00

I believe that Prasys's script is currently pointing to K19. Note that Beta7 is a .rar file not .zip.


It is indeed pointing to K19

Is it any good to install Beta7 right now?

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The script i very very well, thanks. But it not work because the link semthex kernel is break. Wher he is kernel ?

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darn, could sb. just tell me the NAME of the file (don't even need the whole link) - must be someting like
t3-k19.rar, I'm able to figure out the rest.

Thanks,
Bugs





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