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then I will make more tests :D

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My XPS M1330 with Vista is really ugly...
with Linux is very nice, but "strange" for some users...
with XP is a fast car... but XP will be dead! :(
so, I think Mac OS X is the right way to use my XPS...

have a nice day!

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I'm sitting here with a Dell Vostro 1700, with a 8600M GT video card. Using Leo4All, with everything working but the sound and the video.

The sound is no big deal, use a external sound card anyway, and that works.

But I want to be able to play WoW, and use the dual screen feature. I can get either one to work flawlessly with 2 different kexts, but I can't find any kext that will run both 3d acceleration and dual screen. Please help me.

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Hello all

Im french user
I look the dell m1530 portable computer ...
it's great machine
only the original Wireless card and 10/100 lan card don't work on it ?

Shutdown, restart and sleep work ?

thanks
Best regards

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The guide (1st post) is updated, so when Shutdown, Restart will work it will be updated.

Sleep works with some minor patches. (AppleUSBEHCI, working Nvidia kexts, an no SpeedStep kernel), everything is in 1st post.

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Does the ExpressCard port work? I want to add a gigibit ExpressCard such as this one: http://www.small-tre...;Show=TechSpecs to my XPS M1530. I've scoured the internet, and I can't find anyone mentioning using the port on an XPS M1530 or M1330. I guess I'll be the McGuinness pig.

PS, been running Kalyway 10.5.2 on my M1530 for a month now, thanks to input from this forum and others, and developing on the iPhone SDK. Everything is working fine (and by everything I mean, no ethernet, no dual monitor, does not shut down all the way or support sleep.) I haven't wanted to spend hours dicking around with stuff. I did experiment with dual monitor support, but it just turns permanently black until I reboot. I tried one thing with the sleep that didn't work. I would like to get sleep and safe sleep to work. I'll probably by a MacBook Pro in the summer when they come out with a new model. One thing I've checked out is Macs have really high resale value, so if you're like me, and buy a new laptop every year and sell the old one, the expense is only once over a time period of years. I like the higher resolution of the XPS M1530, plus I feel like a rebel. I can't go to WWDC with a hackintosh, though.

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Nobody report that it work or it does not, so yeah test it for us.

Dual monitor (or Dual Displays) work, you just need to change the NVCAP values, Chrysaor reported on post #1031 that the second value I wrote worked for HDMI (DVI) and VGA. For sleep just follow what I said on previous post.

Be a rebel and go with you Dell Lapintosh ;)

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MacGirl, can u help me with my XPS 1530 not being able to see the DVD drive? I installed Leo 10.5.2 using Leo4All v3. Everything went OK. Got my sound and video fixed but can't see the DVD drive for some reasons. Anyone has any idea? I also have problem with shutting down. Oh I did get two finger scrolling to work.

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Check that you have the ORIGINAL (and most recent) IOATAFamily.kext, the DVD is attached connected on IDE, the HD on SATA (unles you specify oher in BIOS, which I believe is not the case because it wont boot if the HD was recognized as IDE)

If you have it already installed check with kextstat or System Profiler if the IOATA kexts and AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext are loaded, if not try to load it manually.

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Hi,

I'm trying to install OSX on my m1330. I got the Kalyway 10.5.2 Install Disk, but the Installation hangs at
using ... buffer headers and ...cluster IObuffer headers
IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 0:23

I saw some more people with these Problems on the forums, some solved by disabling all onboard devices or removing the DVD at this stage and reinserting it. Nothing of this helped.
Which Version will install on my Device?

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Hi,

I'm trying to install OSX on my m1330. I got the Kalyway 10.5.2 Install Disk, but the Installation hangs at

using ... buffer headers and ...cluster IObuffer headers
IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 0:23

I saw some more people with these Problems on the forums, some solved by disabling all onboard devices or removing the DVD at this stage and reinserting it. Nothing of this helped.
Which Version will install on my Device?

eject the dvd, and put it back in when you get to that message, it will then resume booting.

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Hi to everyone!! Macgirl, muchisimas gracias for all you help! Everywhere people with Dell xps laptops, xps 1530 in particular, sau that the Bluetooth and Webcam work out of the box. But when I try to run a BT utility on my XPS 1530 with Leo Kallyway
10.5.2 it says that no BT device was detected. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!!

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Sorry, no success with ejecting the DVD...Eject, wait a minute, Reinsert. Is there something where I could fail?
Do I need special BIOS Settings?

I'm getting iAtkos 1.0_v3 now and I will try installing it tomorrow...

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I'm trying to install OSX on my m1330. I got the Kalyway 10.5.2 Install Disk, but the Installation hangs at

using ... buffer headers and ...cluster IObuffer headers<BR>  IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 0:23

I saw some more people with these Problems on the forums, some solved by disabling all onboard devices or removing the DVD at this stage and reinserting it. Nothing of this helped.
Which Version will install on my Device?


All 10.5.1 distos will install with no problem.
For the 10.5.2 they've changed some plist file with experimental features that hang on many inspirons and vostros!
The only way i've found is to patch the install dvd with kexts from a working install:(

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Check that you have the ORIGINAL (and most recent) IOATAFamily.kext, the DVD is attached connected on IDE, the HD on SATA (unles you specify oher in BIOS, which I believe is not the case because it wont boot if the HD was recognized as IDE)

If you have it already installed check with kextstat or System Profiler if the IOATA kexts and AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext are loaded, if not try to load it manually.


Thanks for your help. I figured it out. Reinstalled Leo again with Intel ICH driver and it found the DVD drive just fine. Also I didn't have the problem with shutting down or restarting until I install Nvidia driver. I am using 9.2.2 vanilla kernel. I'm going to try Netkas new kernel with restart/shutdown fix to see if that would work. I have the Dell XPS M1530, 4GB RAM, 8600GT got it through slickdeals for $962. Now booting with Leo 10.5.2, Vista Ultimate and XP using Acronis Boot Selector.

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Does the ExpressCard port work? I want to add a gigibit ExpressCard such as this one: http://www.small-tre...;Show=TechSpecs to my XPS M1530. I've scoured the internet, and I can't find anyone mentioning using the port on an XPS M1530 or M1330. I guess I'll be the McGuinness pig.


I have tested witha Gigabit ExpressCard and it worked fine for me.

Cheers!

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Thanks for your help. I figured it out. Reinstalled Leo again with Intel ICH driver and it found the DVD drive just fine. Also I didn't have the problem with shutting down or restarting until I install Nvidia driver. I am using 9.2.2 vanilla kernel. I'm going to try Netkas new kernel with restart/shutdown fix to see if that would work. I have the Dell XPS M1530, 4GB RAM, 8600GT got it through slickdeals for $962. Now booting with Leo 10.5.2, Vista Ultimate and XP using Acronis Boot Selector.


Also being a new installer of Leo4Allv3 on M1330 and not seeing my DVD after installing, I pulled AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext and IOATAFamily.kext off the DVD on another machine and put on a USB stick, then used b7 on the M1330 to load them and rebooted and Voila! DVD is working now. Thank you macgirl and notworthy.

I have gone the long way around on my install and ran into a snag that research has not solved. I kept partition 1 (Dell Utility), partition 2 (RECOVERY), partition 3 (OS (the Vista partition)), and deleted the data partition 4 (Media Direct). I then shrank partition 3 and claimed that space and the space from the deleted partition 4 and created a new partition 4 using partition manager. I then formatted HFS+ and installed Leo4Allv3 on the new partition and of course kept getting the lovely HFS+ Partition Error and tried all the remedies settling on booting from the Leo DVD with the -s option and running "fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0" then "flag 4" (for my partition). Now when I try to do this, I suceed in getting darwin bootloader to come up ok and load leo fine, but then I can't boot Vista by choosing F8 and selecting it. I had backed up the main partition .mbr and if I resore it, I can boot Vista fine, but get the lovely HFS+ Partition Error. I also tried using GAG bootloader which is what I use on an older PD Laptop and other Desktop's I hacked previously with 10.4.8 with no problems.

Any suggestions?

I am trying to avoid having to come up with a stand alone Windows installers for this machine by keeping the installed OS intact because Dell does not ship a Standalone OS reinstall disk with it.

I do realize that if I had a standalone Vista install disc, I could avoid this issue by repartitioning and reformatting with 2 partitions and putting OSX on partition 1 to handle the loading issues and put Vista on partition 2, but am trying work out a workaround.

BTW, when I get a chance and finish checking out all functions, I will itemize the successful steps and selections using the Leo installation and post them. So far today I have gotten the OS working fine, USB seems to fine, Video is now fine using NVinstaller4.1 with netkas kernel patch as per johnniecarcinogen,s link I followed from your link macgirl, audio working via the downloaded STAC9228_0x83847616.zip that you provided the link to macgirl, Wireless 1505, working without mods, etc. The DVD was issue solved as per my notes above.

Still need to check the external VGA and HDMI ports (don't have and HDMI TV or monitor though), perform either manual keyboard mapping as I have done in the past or use one of the mapping util's you provided links to so I can also gain function of the media control keys above the keyboard, install fingerprint reading software, fully test sleep, wakeup, and powermanagement functions, install and test my main suites of app's: Adobe CS3MC, Macromedia FreeHand 11 and Director MX 04, Final Cut Studio 2.0 (Waiting on approval to purchase this one so will hold off on installing my 5.0 HD), and QuarkXpress 7.0. I will post findings when I get these tested.

P.S. I know I read it here but could not find it here when looking again (guess it's been a long day and I start school again tomorrow), what is the terminal command that I can run to test and verify that QE and CI are indeed fully functioning?

Thanks in advance, and, for a great forum and especially for your efforts and time here macgirl! I just found this forum last night and glad I did!

RLB

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No NVCAP string for GF 7950 GTX ?

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I see that DELL has posted a A10 bios for XPSM1330, I will dl it later, but anyone tried it yet?

This is what Dell writes:

1. Improve compatibility with Dell Wireless 1390 & 1490 Dell WLAN.
2. Improve system performance on Resume from S3 with Driver Verifier enabled.
3. Added enhancement for optical drives.



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Hello, My DELL xps 1330 specs are:

bios: dell A09 3/2/2008
core2 duo T7250
2gb memory 250 gb disk
intel gma 965 express
wireless: dell 1490 dual band wlan
broadcom netlink fast ethernet
sigmatel hda codec

that's basically what i want to work on osx.
What osx86 dvd /installer should i download? I would appreciate if you could tell me what are the gotchas in my configuration.

Thanks





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