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i got an usb 108mbit/S wlan to work on the n610c so it should work great on your to the pcmied

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I had QE working under 10.4.9. I have tried several times to do it so under 10.4.11 without any luck...

Maybe anybody get this done under 10.4.11???

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I have been getting alot of messages on this post on how to get it to install on other's hack boxs so i am going to do a tutorial on how to do it. remember not all things will worl right off the bat.

retrorandy: thanks for helping, the reason i didn't mention the sse2 is i forgot and didn't realize some people don't know the specs of the laptop.

Ok first, i am using the entire hdd that means no dual booting. the first thing you need to do is format the hdd to be journaled.

ok here comes the tricky part, selecting the right patches and packages to install on the compaq laptop:

you want to have the 10.4.11 update checked because you want to install it.
now go to kernels and kexts. uncheck 8.10.1 and no-EFI, you will not be needing these since you do not have sse3.
extend the kernel option for 8.9.1, you will want to install this kernel so check it for install.
ok this one i recommend, extend Recommendedpatches. once done uncheck the verbosemode (unless you want to wait the 7 seconds, i don't so i uncheck it).
now lets move on to the next section. Optionalkernel/patches, ok this one would be easy. extend it to see the options. under optionalkernels i checked 8.9.1.kernel.uniersal.apr23, under optionalpatches i checked nothing.
now for graphics drivers, since it is an ati radeon mobility 7500 m 32mb i selected to use callisto.b008. for the AGPGart i clected AGPGart.v2.2.
for sound i checked adi1980.ac97.audio
for networking i checked the fallowing:
AtherosAR5004G Wireless Driver
10.4.5.IO8021Family.kext
10.4.3IONetworkingFamily.kext
AppleIntel8255x.kext

this is about the end of the tutorial, but there are a few more things. the last option on the custom install for mac os x 10.4.11 is a miscellaneous so you can check what ever you want on it. but this is a warning, the radeontool doesn't for with the video card so don't install it.


the quarts extreme i have gottin it to work on 10.4.11 but when i did a reinstall i couldn't get it to work but some of you might. but this is what i used to get it to work the first time Tutorial Here

for the cardbuss (pcmcia slots) i used this to get it working Tutorial Here

well this is as far as i can go. it took me more then a year to get mac installed on my laptop, if this tutorial is hard to understand please ask questions. just a reminder it took me 3 months to get the info on how to get alot of the hardware working on here so just bare with me, i am just a single guy who is into computers. so now i am off to bed because i am sick with the flu and i had time to write this. i hope you people get help from this.

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I had a heck of a time trying to track down the files for QE on the 7500. Oddly enough I managed to download the 7500 pack from this message thread about an IBM laptop:
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=83073

The actual download guide/files were from a rapidshare link (which in itself can be a tricky service to try and download things from):
http://rapidshare.de.../Guide.zip.html

I never got QE going on a 10.4.11 installation because I forgot to check the box and loaded 10.4.10 only. Since I got QE running on 10.4.10 I'm sort of afraid to do another installation in the fear I won't get QE going again. hehe

For me the most important part was deleting the Open GL files and replacing them manually with the ones that work from the 7500 drivers folder/pack. Then I went ahead and deleted all of the ATI files and replaced them manually (extracting from Pacifist) with the ones from the pack.

Not sure if it's working properly, but I currently have radeontool (attached a screenshot) loaded. I didn't know too much about the Mac OS until I started to get it running on this laptop.

This is a no brainer too, but I didn't know "about this mac" was so complete under the apple symbol then clicking "more info" & realizing you can click on "extensions" and "frameworks" to see if open GL loaded. I'm always such a windows guy and finally realized that section in Mac is like the system/hardware part under windows.

As far as being retarded about the specs of my own laptop I'll admit to that. I helped a friend upgrade his Ibook G4 1.2Ghz and liked the computer/OS so much I tried to buy one for cheap on Ebay, but boy do they hold their value. I so wasn't going to pay $300 or $400 dollars so I began bidding on cheap P4 laptops. This EvoN610c came up and I read about it's durability for being a business laptop. I bid and didn't think I'd get it, but low & behold I won it for approx. $240. Of course that's when I read about the poor design of the cooling fan being below the laptop and people having major heat issues. As most of you know keep the laptop up on a book or elevated when it's on a table making sure cool air gets in there.

I've babbled on enough for a Friday night I need to get back to focusing on cable's TCM's Underground movie. Thanks again Dragon for creating the thread and allowing me to have a pretty cool laptop with the ability to boot both PC & Mac. Seems like the 10.5 distributions need to get a little more mature before I attempt them. Especially, since it looks like it runs better on more memory & hard drive space. Right now I still have a little old 30G split between the 2 OS's. I do find myself sticking to the Mac OS side most of the time because the OS seems to flow that much better & I love the look of it too. I'm amazed at all the little things that do work so well on a hackintosh laptop (love that little volume thing that pops up when you hit the volume up & down buttons in the front...you don't see that in Windows even).

This is super random, but I've been kicking around the idea of attemping a third very small partion with BEOSMax which I love & think it's so sad that OS didn't get more attention.

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retrorandy, when i reinstall and get it all back to normal i will attempt to get qe working again, ci will never work unless you can change the video card on the system. if i get it running i will do another tutorial on how i got it to work.


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retrorandy, when i reinstall and get it all back to normal i will attempt to get qe working again, ci will never work unless you can change the video card on the system. if i get it running i will do another tutorial on how i got it to work.


Cool deal I understand that CI will never work because of a hardware limitation. Sort of a bummer there's no easy way to replace a videocard in a laptop. I'm pretty happy though with just QE.

I pretty much got my QE working from following the guide for the IBM laptop videocard section including I believe loading in the Radeontool which he provided in his rapidshare attachment. The only thing I think I ended up doing differently is manually deleting and installing the ATI Radeon & OpenGL files also included in the attachment.

Just an updated I re-installed to 10.4.11 and got QE working by following the IBM guide documentation/directions on video & the attached files in the post. So manually loading Radeon, OpenGL, the Calisto Drivers, editing the AGPART Plist to 1a31, and all the other drivers in the 7500 Pack through Pacifist. Also, on my 10.5.11 install I skipped some of the networking changes Dragon suggested. I personally only selected: AppleIntel8255x.kext. Then again I have the cheapy Airlink USB card & driver that works fine for me. You might end up using different hardware.

I now have (for me) the ultimate triple boot of: Windows XP, BeOS, and Mac OS X x86


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i ran into some problems trying to reinstall mac os x, so i am downloading the rev.2 or the XxX OS 10.4.11 install disc rev.2. hopefully this works better.

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Please post your experiences with XxX OS 10.4.11 install disc rev.2

You are my Hope!

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I have offically switched to XxX OS 10.4.11 install disc rev.2, it has more drivers then the original. if you are using XxX OS 10.4.11 install disc, i suggust you to switch to the new one. it has the drivers for almost everything but one. the pcmcia (pccard bus). which is not hard to fix. AND YES!! i got qe working again with only changing 2 things. one i had to add agpgert.kext (i forgot to select it from the install) and edit it and the com.apple.boot.plist. after that qe was working lol. there is one thing i hate about it is that you can not unselect verbmose mode. other then that everything works great.

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Maybe you can write down exactly which drivers you had choosen from the XxX OS 10.4.11 install disc rev.2?
That would be very nice! Or maybe a screenshot would be very helpfull...
I know how to edit the agpgart.kext, but i'm unsure wich driver i have to pick...

thank you!

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basically the same ones that i did in the tutorial. but there are more then the ver.1. so you willneed to choise what you want.

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[quote name='retrorandy' date='Apr 5 2008, 08:29 AM' post='696820']
I had a heck of a time trying to track down the files for QE on the 7500. Oddly enough I managed to download the 7500 pack from this message thread about an IBM laptop:
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=83073

The actual download guide/files were from a rapidshare link (which in itself can be a tricky service to try and download things from):
http://rapidshare.de.../Guide.zip.html

Hi Retrorandy, I was wondering if you would be able to upload the 7500 pack as it is no longer available on the rapidshare link you provided.


Thanx in advance... :blink:

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Hi, I have upgraded to to the XxX rev 2 and everything is working so far so good apart from one thing, i was trying to burn a cd using disk utility and the burn button was grayed out so i thought i was doing something wrong so i downloaded dragon burner 4 and it kept image write. I have checked in system profiler under disc burning it says 'No burning device was found. If you are using an external device please make sure that it is connected and powered properly'' is anyone else having this problem with the evo n610c if not that any help to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance...

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ok i have been searching the net for some more information on these compaq evo n610c's. well i found out that the video res will only go up to 1024X768. this is what i know for now. but if i come upo to any more things that is related to this laptop i will post it. oh there is something else the video card, i noticed that there are 2 device id numbers. 1a31 and 4c57. if anyone tries the other device id and gets it working tell me so i can try something else to see if i can get ci working.

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I get an error about "ACPI" with instructions to restart the system by holding the power button. Looks like a kernel panic.

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see if you can get a screenshot of the message.

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i went to wal-mart today and got this usb blue tooth chip, well i got it installed on windows so i decided to see if it worked on mac ( it says it works for mac 10.3 and up ) well it does. i plugged it in and turned on my laptop. guess what? i didn't have to configure it to work it was like it came with it already installed.the name of the product is iogear. it was 19.98 and it works like a charm. this is just an update to what i got working.

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Any development with this at all? I know the topic is old-- but I've gotten nearly everything to work perfectly (WiFi card works well), save for sleep; which is VERY important to me! Additionally the laptop seems to run a little warm... does removing thermal kexts help as well? Has anybody installed Leopard on their machines? What kindof performance are you seeing?

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I don't know if leopard work on an Compaq evo n610c, but i had tested a few install dvds and the installer disc is restarting endless... (during the install process)
Maybe anybody here around know how to fix this...

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I don't know if leopard work on an Compaq evo n610c, but i had tested a few install dvds and the installer disc is restarting endless... (during the install process)
Maybe anybody here around know how to fix this...



Hi, i have evo610c and i tried to install XXX 10.4.11. rev2, and i keep getting (your computer needs to be rebooted) at the start when the little apple is about to load.

Could someone PLEASE tell me which DRIVERS needs to be checked? i installed 3 times!!! and it only booted with the CD inside the laptop. YES, it booted into OSX with the install cd inside. when i removed the CD, it just constantly rebooted before the apple logo appeared.





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