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    Installation on Acer Aspire 3620 - no success

    Silver, Since we have essentially identical machines and specs (save for your upgraded HD), here's a quick rundown of what I did to get the Broadcom 4318 wireless working in my Aspire 3624. Note: I'm running 10.4.4 (with everything working perfectly), so YMMV with 10.4.8. Anyhoo: - Launch the Terminal window. - Type: sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/contents/info.plist - Change the following lines: <string>pci14e4,4311</string> <string>pci14e4,4312</string> <string>pci14e4,4324</string> to: <string>pci14e4,4311</string> <string>pci14e4,4318</string> <string>pci14e4,4320</string> - Ctrl+0 to save, [Return] - Ctrl+X to exit -IMPORTANT: Delete all other Airport kexts in that folder, or you won't be able to edit the NetworkInterfaces.plist file mentioned just below (it won't exist until those kexts are removed, I found through trial and error). - Restart osx86 - Launch the terminal window again. - Type: sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist - Change the line that reads: <string>en0</string> to: <string>en1</string> and change: <integer>0</integer> to: <integer>1</integer> - save and exit - Restart osx86 again - Open Network Preferences - It should say it has detected a new Airport interface, or somethinglike that, say OK. - Click Show, select Airport. - Click Apply Now. - Set up wireless info accordingly (I had to add my WEP key, etc.) - Should be good to go; your wireless is recognized as an AirPort card. Good luck! BTW: Does the upgraded hard drive make a difference? I upped the 512MB of RAM to 1.25GB, and this lappie flies whether I'm in Windows, Linux or OSX86.
  2. moronline

    Installation on Acer Aspire 3620 - no success

    Spaceboy, I'm running an Acer 3624 successfully with the 1-wire VGA dongle trick mentioned by Rammjet in this thread. I just stripped the plastic off a twist tie and I was good to go. Here's the link. Good luck! http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...amp;hl=VGA+wire
  3. moronline

    Apple Seeks (Poetic) Justice

    Try to imagine James Earl Jones reciting this ... ODE TO AN OPERATING SYSTEM It came in mid-August, the clarion call; deadmoo, the first, was there to install. I downloaded Tiger, the image, called "flat"; And soon enough, in VMware it sat. I loosed the virtual machine, didn't expect it to get far; A gray apple ... a blue desktop ... then in slid a dock and menu bar. Away, damn AppleTPMACPI.kext, you're slowing me to a crawl! Come hither, Maxxuss patch, and bring me into OSx86's thrall ... Brushed metal goodness, but strangely, I'm not overjoyed; Only a native install can fill the void. A spare 20-gigger was formatted, AF-prepared; The dd method ... 15 minutes ... and well it had fared. Lilo was stitched with the OSx86 addition, And this Tiger of an Intel stripe booted, without inhibition. iTunes, Deer Park, even Dreamweaver8 sprang to life; Despite forums full of woe, I was spared such strife. Am I a pirate, a pioneer or a pawn? Whatever's your preference; But I took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference.