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jazz

Member Since 25 Nov 2012
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Acer Emachines AMD E-350

23 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

I have this from the WAL-MART special (ACER EMACHINE E-300), but not sure what to do with it. When I dumped my ACER 532h, I was able to res-edit with the MAC version of DSDT tools, but it mostly crashed the OS with the falling curtain when I did that.

So recompiling Im not so sure about stability on. Looking for Lion but I am able to install and boot into Leopard no issue. LION may take some work, but shows promise.

Im on framebuffer and my USB stick is windows only, but the Internal (lists as Intel but MacOS/Linux sees a RTL8111 series) LAN should work. I have no cable at moment to connect the machine to in order to find out.

So we have sound at the moment, rear jacks only, possibly LAN(no connect).
Video is a ATI HD6310, so waiting on newer drivers.

Not sure if DSDT would help at this point.

WALMART Xmas Special

19 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

For your iHac pleasure. I am proud to announce the emachine on sale(WALMART) as a 4GB system with 500GB HDD is a successful hack.
Attached is the image of proof.



Ok, so I bet your wondering how I did this.

1) AQUIRE iDeneb 1.5 AKA OSX 10.5.7(go get it elsewhere, somehow)
2) Install as following:
(Drivers)

ATIIXP (REQUIRED) [This is your SATA controller onboard.]
SATAFIX/ICH10FIX
ALL sound ALC/Realtek Audio codecs(not sure which it uses, quite frankly dont care. This flood method seems to work.)
SiS/VIA support(last option, not the USB option)
BIOS800 in ACPI menu
Kernel: 970 works, I checked all three.

LAN:
(works, no router hard wired to confirm)
LAN onboard is modified REALTEK/ INTEL PRO chipset. (1389 I think) I batch select LAN and WIFI just in case.

Check REALTEK/INTEL/ZYDAS anyways(fixes some cards)

Wifi:
Check REALTEK/INTEL/ZYDAS anyways(fixes some cards)
I grabbed NETGEAR somehow but the stick Im using is unsupported(update for mac fixes this?)

Video:
SELECT Nothing (EFI in CHameleon catches the framebuffer, no actual driver yet)
(reverse/recompile Ubuntu's Catalyst driver? There is a dated 2.4.4 mac catalyst driver out there.)

DO NOT CHOOSE GUID partition map, ensure it is MBR. Will work in a patched SNOW installer to fix, either I will or someone SHOULD.

THe following edits to boot.com.apple.plist may help:
busratio=8 GraphicsEnabler=Yes "GraphicsMode"="1366x768x32" (yeah, I got the 19" wide AOC screen special too while at same WalMart.)

Everything works WELL OOB except LAN/WIFI, as noted above. I have a known WIN only stick(WNDA3100) and no direct LAN connection to route at the moment.(dont go to best buy for this card if you can help it, get a real working NIC and CISCO blue box router instead from newegg.)

Im on USB Logitech mouse /keyboard so I dont know about the PS/2 checkbox. I didnt check any of this.

I have DSDT dump for those that need it.(cant upload?)

Catalyzing change

18 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Anyone tried reversing the linux catalyst driver for ubuntu yet? May provide natit-like across board injectable support if we did.
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