i'm Oscar, from mexico, i've been reading the forums and trying different distributions of leopard and tiger for a while now.
i've been following this thread almost since 00Diabolic started it, but since my osx knowledgment and english writing are not specially good, i never had the courage for posting =P
Anyway, i had the same problem as many of you do (did?), since my cpu fan wouldn't start from a cold boot (in my case, not even after "warming it up" from vista or linux) causing my cpu temperature to rise to the point of shutting down my lap at 100 celcius!! =S, i tried many of the solutions sugested in your thread, but nothing worked, i didn't wanted to damage my hardware so, i basically got frustrated and gave up on the project u.u
But, 3 days ago, i decided to give it one last try (since i'm finnaly on vacation and had nothing else to do xD) and downloaded iatkos 4.1 and updated my BIOS (you know, just in case).
To tell the truth i wasn't very optimistic, i burned it and booted the dvd as usual, the first time i only selected the main istallation, with no drivers or modifications except for the graphic kexts.
at the middle of the installation process i heard a beautiful sound comming out of my notebook, yes, it was the cpu fan!! (oddly enough, before that time, i hadn't ever heard the fan working into OSX! not even during the instalation process!).
Surprisingly, the installation didn't worked, and gave me a kernel panic from the first boot (something about the ACPIplattform), so i tried again, this time with the STOCK ACPI AND KERNEL, as well as the graphic and sata drivers, i heard the fan running pretty fast during the installation process again, but only for small amounts of time, i waited untill the installer finished, and this time it gave me no KP's.
I booted into osx to create my account as always, this time my webcam worked!, and again, after like 2 minutes, the fan came in pretty fast and loud every now and then! i was blown away! n.n
(i'm still not shure if the fan works now because of the BIOS update or the iatkos distribution)
I didn't espected (the installation) to be perfect,So i started testing it and find out that the temps were oscilating between 65-75 celcius and that the fans turned on very rapidly every time the temp was higher than 65 C and cool the CPU down, keepin it into that range (pretty high, but not near as high as before!)
I also tried shutting down the notebbook for a while to see if the fan worked from a cold boot, and it did!!!!! but again acting weird, ang keeping the CPU temps in a pretty high range. =S
I also found that neither the sleep nor the restart function worked, (restart works ONLY when i boot from a patched kernel, but not with the vanilla one) i came back to the forums and found superhai's "solution" for the sleep problem EHCISleepEnabler.kext, i installed it and modified the usbfamily kext as indicated, it works to a certain point, the notebook does sleep, but after waking up the mouse acts weird and the sound is gone!! =S. also, when i put the machine to sleep again, it doesn't wakes up!, only the first time! and when i boot from a patched kernel it doesn't sleeps, but it still restarts with no problems.
for now, my biggest concern is the cpu temp, but all the problems are important enough, so, if Anyone can help me in any way, i would really apreciate it, and if i can be of any help, don't hessitate on askiing n.n
And don't think i forgot, this are my notebook specs n.n
Brand and Model: Acer Aspire 5720-6784
Processor: Intel C2D T7300 2.0 ghz, 800 Mhz FSB, 4 MB L2 cache
Graphics: Intel x3100 (QI/QE working)
Memory: 2gb DDR2 667 Mhz (properly shown in system profiler with latest SMBIOSEFI by chun-nan)
Sound: Realtek HD audio ALC268 chipset (everything but the input eorking with taruga's installer2)
HD:Toshiba 160 GB (windows vista,osx, and linux triple boot)
Webcam: Acer Crystaleye (working 100%)
Lan: Broadcom Netlink (Not working, can't find a solution =S)
Wifi:intel 3945 (not working)
Others: RICOH card reader (not working, cant find a solution =S), battery meter working with superhai's ACPIBatterry.kext and vanilla pm.bundle)
DVD RW: (can't remember the brand) (working)
thank you very much for reading! and sorry for my poor english, i'm young and still learning n.n
i originally posted this as a private message for 00 diabolic, then i realized that many other people can help if i post it here n.n
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