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Member Since 20 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Thinking about a Sony Vaio TX

23 October 2006 - 05:54 PM

I'm running OSX 10.4.6 on a TX1 (1st European version). Wifi won't work and you can't change it as it's built into the motherboard. GFX works fine, although 1366x768 needs SwitchResX to create the resolution setting. Also needs a dongle/external screen on boot (see the various threads for this subject) or it'll crash on Aqua loading. The sound works, but not the sound output. PCMCIA doesn't work at all, lacks a driver so if you want wifi you'll need to go USB2, which I haven't attempted yet. Same for the MemoryStick/SD reader, it's all TexasInstruments stuff so no drivers. DVD burner works, bluetooth does too, and no mouse/keyboard issues apart from the usual hotkey stuff. It basically runs very nicely.

If you're in Europe, the TX3 is the latest model, and it probably runs about the same (the only difference is using a CoreSolo ULV instead of a Pentium M ULV and a GMA950 gfx chipset, as far as I can tell).

In Topic: Disattivare la sospensione alla chiusura del monitor

14 July 2006 - 06:39 PM

Non parla italiano, ma:

Homepage della Insomnia.kext



e le forum thread

Ciao.

In Topic: Can't install Darwin 8.0 from ISO

05 July 2006 - 05:46 PM

@cyrana: Didn't work after setting up in linux? How very strange... I prep all my OSX stuff from linux (as my disk structure is fairly complicated) and never had any problems. But then again, haven't tried Darwin on this lappie.

In Topic: problems logging in

05 July 2006 - 05:37 PM

Well what more were you expecting ? Darwin is a text only system by default, you landed in the console shell. From there you can do just about anything a unix system can. Go and install fink or darwin ports or something, and get X11 so you can have a nice graphical desktop (but nothing like Aqua). Read unix/linux stuff to work out want you want to do.

In Topic: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

30 June 2006 - 06:34 PM

Hi

i dont want to sound arrogant but acctually my driver is alot more advanced than this one.. infact this driver doesnt even really do anything.. firmware loading is NOT done at all for that matter..
all this driver does is register stub functions so that the card is detected as an airport interface and read the mac address. Nothing more :/. As said above 10.4.3 lacked the IONetworkingFamily.kext and IO8211Family.kext, so it was not possible at the time of my writing the driver for me to register it as an airport device. But acctually registering it as an airport device isnt even really a good idea at this point imho. It offers no advantage apart from it looking nice in the gui. Once the driver runs as a normal wired NIC.. one could try to get it working as an airport interface, as that alone is difficult enough.

that being said, anyone sincerely interessted in working on this should look at the driver in the thread which i started.

tuxx


Just trying to be clear here Tuxx: I thought you'd given aroman access to your code base and he was working from that, not going for a whole new driver? And your 20 page thread has been shut down (for a good reason too, people whining about porting linux/bsd drivers have just no idea of how a microkernel works). I'd love to give your driver a spin, although as you say the lack of ieee80211 and network family kexts in 10.4.3 when you started definitely hindered development. Now that they are present in 10.4.6 (presumably... I don't have macbook yet) will the driver be able to be completed without too much effort?

To people offering coding help, just go and get the CVS code, work on it and then submit your modifications. Then the site admins might grant you full access and things will move forward. Just making empty offers isn't enough, you need to provide fresh code from the start, which is how all Open Source projects work.
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