Jump to content

[Compilation] Dell XPS M1330, M1530, Vostro 1400, 1700, Inspiron 1420, 1520, 1720

* * * * * 1 votes

  • Please log in to reply
4332 replies to this topic

#61
Pokopo

Pokopo

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
Hi Everyone,

I am about to buy a Dell for Leopard. I would like your advice. I am trying to decide between a XPS M1330
or one of the Inspirons. From what I am reading here, it seems that it's pretty much impossible to get both cores
working in the Inspiron series at the moment. Is this also problem with the XPS?

If I get an XPS M1330, does everything work properly including both cores after a bit of patching?

Thank you all for your help.

#62
khull

khull

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts
thanks jake for kext helper....i'm just too lazy to repair permissions myself :P

#63
shinmemkuf

shinmemkuf

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

From what I am reading here, it seems that it's pretty much impossible to get both coresworking in the Inspiron series at the moment. Is this also problem with the XPS?If I get an XPS M1330, does everything work properly including both cores after a bit of patching?

Hi, I have a nearly perfect install of leopard working now, both cores, qe/ci video, wireless, bluetooth... I am working on audio now. Anyway, it seems that almost everything works on the m1330 right now, except sleep, reboot, and power down. the microphone does not work and neither does the built in ethernet jack. Finally if you want wireless get the Dell wireless card and not the Intel one. other than that it is all fine. Good luck with your install. Thanks, I had this problem too and this fixed it. Thanks also to Macgirl for all of the help, I wouldnt have leopard without it.

#64
khull

khull

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts

Update: OK, after I reboot the m1330... the sound stops working, again. Just reinstalling the two kexts didn't seem to fix the issue after a reboot :P

Soooo... the fix that seems to bring my speaker sound back is the following:

1.) Open AppleHDAPatcher v1.16 and drop vivavn's patch.txt on the frog icon (Thanks, vivavn!)
3.) Open up Kext Helper b7
4.) Drop AppleHDA.kext and ALCinject.kext (from macgirl's original post in this thread) into Kext Helper
5.) Click the advanced tab and click the Tag cache rebuild option
6.) Hit the Easy Install option and reboot

Once OS X is back up, the sound works again. Not sure what exactly is causing the issue (or exactly what is fixing it for that matter), but I'll continue to investigate. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas or suggestions.


weird - i wont have sound at boot up, then i remembered that i installed this while on battery so i unplugged it and few seconds later there is sound again.

#65
cRuNcHiE

cRuNcHiE

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England, UK
Does the truemobile card work in the WWAN slot? If so which wires goto where? I seem to have 3 spare wires, yet the other wifi card only has 2 connected?

#66
Pokopo

Pokopo

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
Anyone know the difference between Intel Integrated Graphics 3100 and 3000? Do they both play nice with Leopard?

#67
macgirl

macgirl

    Stargate's Pharaoh

  • Retired
  • 7,612 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Mexico City
  • Interests:Techie gadgets

Hi Everyone,

I am about to buy a Dell for Leopard. I would like your advice. I am trying to decide between a XPS M1330
or one of the Inspirons. From what I am reading here, it seems that it's pretty much impossible to get both cores
working in the Inspiron series at the moment. Is this also problem with the XPS?

If I get an XPS M1330, does everything work properly including both cores after a bit of patching?

Thank you all for your help.

Old inspirons have that issue, new ones (present generation), also new XPS do not have problems with 2 cores.


Anyone know the difference between Intel Integrated Graphics 3100 and 3000? Do they both play nice with Leopard?

3000 is for Desktop and 3100 is the "mobile" veersion of 3000.

Right now there are only drivers for X3100, they are working but in some Dells they need som tricks to make them work.

See thes threads:
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=70282
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=71784

Hi, I have a nearly perfect install of leopard working now, both cores, qe/ci video, wireless, bluetooth... I am working on audio now. Anyway, it seems that almost everything works on the m1330 right now, except sleep, reboot, and power down. the microphone does not work and neither does the built in ethernet jack. Finally if you want wireless get the Dell wireless card and not the Intel one. other than that it is all fine. Good luck with your install. Thanks, I had this problem too and this fixed it. Thanks also to Macgirl for all of the help, I wouldnt have leopard without it.

Just to clarify one thing, buil-in Microphone does not work, but microphone at front jack works.

Does the truemobile card work in the WWAN slot? If so which wires goto where? I seem to have 3 spare wires, yet the other wifi card only has 2 connected?

There are reports that it work on the WWAN on other Dells.

I believe that the new "N" wireless cards use 3 wires for antena, and old ones just 2, nevev see how many the WWANs uses.

Also the turbo cache card (a Mini PCI-E) goes in the WWAN slot.

Do you want to have both wireless cards isntalled?

#68
cRuNcHiE

cRuNcHiE

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England, UK
Is there any chance of making the first post have a bit more detailed guide?

I got the graphics working with EFI and it then booted in like 3 seconds! it was crazy!

But then on trying to fix battery meter and sound i have just made a mistake somewhere and now i get a kernel panic on boot :)

Mainly detailed steps for the battery meter bit and for the audio, do we just need to install those two new audio kexts? or still use HDApatcher as well?

all help is greatly appreciated!




PS the card works fine in the WWAN slot. I just dont use the blue wire. I'd like to keep the intel card in there as it gets much better signal than the Broadcom wifi. e.g right now i have 3 bars in vista on the intel card, and 1 bar on the broadcom for same acessspoint.

#69
AngelusDark9

AngelusDark9

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
Hi,

I m going to buy a wireless usb but the only ones that I can find are the ones that are here http://www.digitalif...
There is any that is compatible?

If someone nows any web page that has compatible usb wireless that send to Mexico.
Will be great.

Thanks...

#70
macgirl

macgirl

    Stargate's Pharaoh

  • Retired
  • 7,612 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Mexico City
  • Interests:Techie gadgets
AngelusDark9 I asked a week ago to the Dell parts and Service of Mexico fot the Wireless card of the Inspiron 1501, because that notebook came with the Dell Truemobile 1490 (Broadcom chipset), $74.00 with all fees and taxes included.

A friend has that notebook and I took the card and put it in my XPS, it was recognized as an Airport, also I put my Intel card on that notebook but it never get on with the card installed, so I guess that the Inspiron 1501 only works with the Broadcoms models.

I searched on the Dell's site and there is no indiciation or driver for the intel card on the Inspiron 1505.

The USB wireless dongles that I have 3com (Zydas chipset) and a CNet (Ralink chipset) works with Tiger and Leopard), I now that some of the Linksys are Ralink based.

#71
XcAbAr

XcAbAr

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 29 posts

Is there any chance of making the first post have a bit more detailed guide?

I got the graphics working with EFI and it then booted in like 3 seconds! it was crazy!

But then on trying to fix battery meter and sound i have just made a mistake somewhere and now i get a kernel panic on boot :P

Mainly detailed steps for the battery meter bit and for the audio, do we just need to install those two new audio kexts? or still use HDApatcher as well?

all help is greatly appreciated!




PS the card works fine in the WWAN slot. I just dont use the blue wire. I'd like to keep the intel card in there as it gets much better signal than the Broadcom wifi. e.g right now i have 3 bars in vista on the intel card, and 1 bar on the broadcom for same acessspoint.


Hey, if you are worried about the 3rd wire, what I did was swap the crads. I have the intel one in the wwan port with all 3 wires connected and my dell 1490 in the wlan port with the two wires...and all works beautifully...

#72
khull

khull

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts
regarding the wireless card, - the 1490 cost me $24.95 including shipping internationally

#73
macgirl

macgirl

    Stargate's Pharaoh

  • Retired
  • 7,612 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Mexico City
  • Interests:Techie gadgets

regarding the wireless card, - the 1490 cost me $24.95 including shipping internationally

Where?

#74
vivavn

vivavn

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
ebay is your friend
http://search.ebay.c...f...&category0=

#75
theotherrogue

theotherrogue

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Did you copy the PowerManagement bundle from speedstep package or other?

Does the AppleACPIPowerSource kext is loaded?
You can see with System Profiler under extensions or on Terminal with kextstat command.


I used the SpeedStep instructions given at the link http://forum.osx86sc...php?f=16&t=2727. So I've replaced mach_kernel, AppleSMBios, and the PowerManagement.bundle with the ones there.

The AppleACPIPowerSource kext is not loaded. How can I fix that?
THANKS!

(Also, sound is working now after multiple reinstalls of the kexts!)

#76
macgirl

macgirl

    Stargate's Pharaoh

  • Retired
  • 7,612 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Mexico City
  • Interests:Techie gadgets
In order to load the AppleACPIPowerSource.kext you need to match the versions of AppleACPIPlatform and IOACPIFamily as I wrote in this post: http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry606010

post what the kextload -t AppleACPIPowerSource.kext reports.

#77
jake123

jake123

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 270 posts
regarding wireless..., I bought a truemobile 1390 off ebay
1390: b/g wireless networks
1490: a/b/g wireless networks
1500/1505: a/b/n/g wireless networks...
You can pick up a 1390 or a 1490 on ebay for $10 shipped....
1490: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

#78
theotherrogue

theotherrogue

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

In order to load the AppleACPIPowerSource.kext you need to match the versions of AppleACPIPlatform and IOACPIFamily as I wrote in this post: http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry606010

post what the kextload -t AppleACPIPowerSource.kext reports.


bash-3.2# kextload -t AppleACPIPowerSource.kext
kextload: /Users/Aaron/AppleACPIPowerSource.kext: no such bundle file exists
can't add kernel extension AppleACPIPowerSource.kext (file access/permissions) (run kextload on this kext with -t for diagnostic output)

So, the AppleACPIPowerSource plugin doesn't exist within my AppleACPIPlatform kext. I guess it should have been there in the first place since i'm using iAtkos, but it got lost somehow. Is there a copy I can replace it with?

I also get this message on booting with -v:
Extension com.apple.driver.AppleACIPPlatform has immediatedependencies on both com.apple.kernel and com.apple.kpi Components: use only one style.

#79
Aquaboy

Aquaboy

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

IT WORKED, FINALLY SOUND THRU SPEAKERS YAY :thumbsup_anim:

See Taruga's AppleHDA Thread, also the link to the kext is in first post.

You do not need ALCinject if you are using the gfx string.


Hi Macgirl.. I've tried everything you've explained previously, using Taruga's AppleHDA for my m1330. This is what I did:

Downloaded the applehda zip file STAC9228_0x83847616
dropped the two files in kext_helper b7
clicked advanced and clicked Tag Cache Rebuilt, clicked run
clicked Easy Install
Rebooted..

Now I'm stuck with no sound device installed when I look in preferences

Do you have any idea what happened or how I can investigate this problem..

BTW: You're doing such a great job!!

Regards,

Peter

#80
vivavn

vivavn

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
try to patch 1.16 with some kind of dump before applying new kexts





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy