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  1. Sergio T.

    10.7.1 in software Update

    All working here, just had to reinstall AppleHDA Rollback, all set! Updated through Software Update.
  2. Sergio T.

    Supported Graphics cards with Full QE/QI

    Zotac GTX 285 1GB memory working!
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    "nohwid" issue with Popcap games for Mac

    I'm glad it worked for you! Just one short question mark: I've read in several places that OSX86Tools doesn't work properly in Snow Leopard, and that it does not report the PCI Root properly... yet I've tested it a few times and it seems to work correctly for me. It definitely gave me the right PCI path for my network card, and the string it generated (both for the ethernet on its own and when merging the video and ethernet strings) was correct... whatever method you follow: I hope you enjoy your Popcap games as much as I do!
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    "nohwid" issue with Popcap games for Mac

    This is a post I've just added to a very similar thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=187991 "Well, this is an old post, maybe noone will ever look here again... but this issue has had me wondering. I'm on Snow Leopard, and made a retail install following an excellent guide by Blackosx specific for his board, which is very similar to mine and worked flawlessly. The thing is, due to it working so flawlessly, I was confident that all major DSDT edits were in place, among them, the most common culprit of some programs not working as they should: the ethernet built-in issue. So I was really surprised to find that, while TimeMachine was working, Popcap's Zuma's Revenge wasn't. A look in IORegistryExplorer confirmed that my ethernet card was not recognized as builtin. I set the Chameleon bootflag "Ethernetbuiltin" to yes via com.apple.boot.plist, to no avail. I changed my BIOS, my DSDT, etc... nothing. The final finding was that, as I was using an EFIString for my video card, apparently the Chameleon boot option for the ethernet did not work, so I used the formerly common fix of another EFIstring for the ethernet fix... and voilà: IT WORKS! As this is a rather old fix, which has been superseded by better methods, here's just a short recap of how I did it: I used OSX86Tools to create the EFIstring for my ethernet, and saved it as a hexfile. I cut and pasted my video string from my com.apple.boot.plist and saved it as a plain text file with extension .hex from textedit. Then I used OSX86Tools to merge the two strings. I then replaced my device properties string from com.a.b.p with the output from OSX86Tools and rebooted: result was both video working and ethernet built in. Another method is to use the graphics enabler and ethernetbuiltin boot options from Chameleon, and NOT use any device-properties strings in c.a.b.p. For me it was a matter of preference using strings for my video card, as it shows the proper name in About this Mac, which is why I also had to use the ethernet string. Hope this helps someone!" So, for you, champro: it's quite likely you got your video to work with an EFIString in device-properties. That would have been my case, too, and then the ethernetbuiltin option from Chameleon seems to have stopped working (at least for me), and as a consequence some Popcap games. And you, Wowzer42, maybe just THINK that your ethernet shows up as built in, because Time Machine works and you have done the DSDT and Chameleon stuff, but... the place where you have to check whether your card REALLY is detected as builtin is in IORegistryExplorer, find your Ethernet card (IOEthernetInterface), and look for the property IOBuiltin, that its value is True, not False. That made the trick for me!
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    nohwid (popcap games error)

    Well, this is an old post, maybe noone will ever look here again... but this issue has had me wondering. I'm on Snow Leopard, and made a retail install following an excellent guide by Blackosx specific for his board, which is very similar to mine and worked flawlessly. The thing is, due to it working so flawlessly, I was confident that all major DSDT edits were in place, among them, the most common culprit of some programs not working as they should: the ethernet built-in issue. So I was really surprised to find that, while TimeMachine was working, Popcap's Zuma's Revenge wasn't. A look in IORegistryExplorer confirmed that my ethernet card was not recognized as builtin. I set the Chameleon bootflag "Ethernetbuiltin" to yes via com.apple.boot.plist, to no avail. I changed my BIOS, my DSDT, etc... nothing. The final finding was that, as I was using an EFIString for my video card, apparently the Chameleon boot option for the ethernet did not work, so I used the formerly common fix of another EFIstring for the ethernet fix... and voilà: IT WORKS! As this is a rather old fix, which has been superseded by better methods, here's just a short recap of how I did it: I used OSX86Tools to create the EFIstring for my ethernet, and saved it as a hexfile. I cut and pasted my video string from my com.apple.boot.plist and saved it as a plain text file with extension .hex from textedit. Then I used OSX86Tools to merge the two strings. I then replaced my device properties string from com.a.b.p with the output from OSX86Tools and rebooted: result was both video working and ethernet built in. Another method is to use the graphics enabler and ethernetbuiltin boot options from Chameleon, and NOT use any device-properties strings in c.a.b.p. For me it was a matter of preference using strings for my video card, as it shows the proper name in About this Mac, which is why I also had to use the ethernet string. Hope this helps someone!
  6. Sergio T.

    Master Chief's P5K PRO ACPI Warfare

    Hi Master Chief I second liao, I have the same CPU, different graphics card (8800 GT 256 MB), and haven't managed to get sleep to work - modified the CPU part for two processors following another guide, not changing the CPU part (except for the pss part), tested Chameleon and BootThink as bootloaders (the latter not working very well - starts up with a blue screen that stays for a few minutes before showing the desktop), testing two different EFIStrings for my card which float arount the web.. to no avail. I'm a complete noob in DSDT matters, but I count on my dear cousin's OsXsO's help, who is more versed in these matters... and even so haven't had any luck. As for the rest, Snow seems to work very well, but sleep is an essential feature for me, so I'm reluctant to switch from Leopard if I can't make it work. Thank you very much for your great work! And greetings from the sunny Costa del Sol (I read you like Spain)!
  7. Thank you very much GoodWorld for your guide! Your effort is very appreciated, even more so since English is not your mother tongue. Keep it up!
  8. THANK YOU Noahbody99!!! Confirmed: 3 people with wired NIC working. My computer is a Dell Latitude D830 with Dell Wifi card and Intel X3100 Graphics card. As simple as Thestevo said. Thank you, too, Thestevo! I hadn't checked this topic for a while, and just finished reading up the last three pages. I was really looking for a solution to my problem with the native resolution on my 1680x1050 display. I can only use 1600x1000, if I select the native resolution I either get a corrupted mouse cursor, or the computer freezes with a black screen. Does anyone know whether there is a solution for this out yet? Thank you, too, Roneil4!
  9. Update: after installing the .kexts as LeoonDell described, I changed the resolution back and forth between 1680x1050 and 1600x1000 serveral times, getting the same results as LeoonDell: when choosing my display's native resolution of 1680x1050, everything looked fine except for the mouse pointer, which was distorted; and at 1600x1000 it looked fine. I continued installing the pc card drivers of the first post in this thread (Chun-Nan), and left it at that. Later I tried again to change the resolution to 1680x1050, and the computer would hang with a black screen. I restarted (thankfully the computer started with the last working resolution selected), so I activated VoiceOver before attempting this again. The computer managed to speak out the resolution while the screen changed to black; then the hard disk would show activity for a moment, and then hang, with no reaction to any key or mouse movements, and VoiceOver not "saying" anything...
  10. Hi again LeoonDell! as promised, I'm reporting back... my results are similar to yours: I get a distorted mouse pointer at my display's native resolution (1680x1050), but good results and full hardware acceleration at 1600x1000. The drivers' developers are nearly there! Congratulations on your hard work. Hopefully a solution to this can be found... if additionally the broadcomm wired NIC can be made to work, the Latitude D830 will be a near perfect Hackintosh! Thank you very much for sharing! Hasta pronto
  11. Hola LeoonDell, THANK YOU very much! I'll try your approach... I'll try finding those files, but keep looking here in case you've managed uploading in the meantime. I'll post my results. By the way, my native screen resolution is lower than yours, I opted for the 1680x1050 screen rather than the 1920x1200 - for the same reason you mentioned: I don't like the small pixels either... Muchas gracias de nuevo!
  12. Hi Kirby, not that I'm a good example to follow, since I haven't been able so far to get graphics acceleration working on my D830 with X3100, but everything else that is supposed to work on the 630/830, I've had working, including the Bluetooth. When starting up, my BT indicator is already lit, and mi BIOS settings (BIOS version A12) has the following settings in the Wireless sections: INternal Bluetooth: Enabled, Internal WiFi: Enabled, Internal Cellular: Off (I don't think I have it), Wireless switch: "All", Wifi Catcher: Enabled (I don't know yet what this does, I have changed nothing with this setting). Good luck! If it's not asking too much: have a think about what might cause my problems with the X3100 drivers... LeoonDell has exactly the same problems on his D830. I would be grateful for any help...
  13. Hi LeoonDell! I have by now read nearly all pages of this post. I am pretty sure I have seen some claiming to have the D830 working. I've even seen your screenshot, and it looks exactly like my problem... I hope someone more knowledgeable will see our posts and take pity on us If you find any solution, pleas let me know. I'll do the same for you! Good luck!
  14. I need help, I've tried everything I know (which admittedly is not much with regard to OSX). I have a Dell Inspiron D830 with Intel X3100, and display with 1680x1050 resolution. I have followed all steps in the guide with Kalyway 10.5.1, updated to 10.5.4 with the Apple Combo Update, and then installed the X3100 drivers and the sleep script. I always get a black screen after that. Twice or three times I have managed to get a response from the screen after leaving the laptop alone for a while, then touching the touchpad, but all I see is the mouse cursor in the upper left corner, immovable, and when I use the touchpad, a heavily distorted mouse pointer, made up of lines of changing colours, moves around the screen on a black background. Nothing more... My laptop has 2GB of RAM, 120GB HD, a Core2Duo processor, Dell WiFi card, Bluetooth... it's a fairly standard D830, except maybe for the 1680x1050 display, which was an upgrade from the standard resolution. Could that be the cause of my problems with the X3100 drivers? I'd be grateful for any ideas pointing to a solution. Thanks in advance!
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