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About loony636

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  1. My findings about ad1981hd on hp

    I had a thought about the sound card: As I believe was the case with another sound card, you had to use a different kext to get the headphones working. Would it be possible to get the specific device ID of the output port on the sound card and configure it with some different kext to get it working?? I have no idea what I'm talking about, since I've never done any OS X coding of any kind, but I thought it would be worth a shot.
  2. After I installed the 10.5.3 combo update, my computer has entered an endless loop cycle, similar to what happened when I tried to install the Vanilla Kernel. I'm running Leo4allv3 10.5.2 with the 9.2.0 Kernel. I followed the guide, deleted the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and changed the line in the "1" file, and the installation completed successfully. But now, no matter what options I put in, it displays a few lines of code for a few seconds and then instantly restarts. I'm guessing that it might be something to do with the SATA hard drive set up on my computer. I can't be sure, though, and I don't know how to fix it if that was the case. A quick note: when I installed any Vanilla Kernel, it had this same restart issue. Are the issues related? Is there a solution?
  3. CDs/DVDs not detected

    This happened with me as well. One possible solution I thought of was to install the SATA drivers (somewhere in the driver section of the forum). Another possible solution is to install the 10.5.4 update; while I haven't got the update to work yet, during the installation I noticed that my DVD drive was suddenly recognised. So I would try that. The reason for why it worked during the installation is, as far as I understand it, is because there the BIOS was making the connection between the hard drive and the DVD, but when you install the operating system, it can't make the connection for itself, so you need to install some other drivers to make it work. Good luck, and post back your results!
  4. Once more into the breach

    I've disabled AHCI, so that should be fine. I'll start downloading it now and be back once its done!
  5. Once more into the breach

    I believe I had to set it to AHCI mode when I was installing XP, because XP can't see SATA HDDs without extra drivers (which I didn't have handy at the time). Does that mean headphones? Or just speakers? Because headphones would be perfect. And which version should I download? iATKOS, Kalway or Leo4allv3? I would rather get it right the first time than have to download multiple DVD images...
  6. Once more into the breach

    Oh I see, my bad. Here are the specs for my computer: 1) 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo Santa Roza (which I think is the T7700) 2) SSE2/SSE3 support (I believe it can do both) 3) 2GB DDR2 RAM 4) Chipset -
  7. At the beginning of the year, I tried to install 10.4.10 on my HP 6910p laptop. The results were...less than encouraging; the graphics card didn't work, neither of the networking components worked and the sound kept auto-muting for no reason at all. But given recent advancements (now I believe I can get most of those problems fixed), I want to try again. But I'm a little perplexed by the array of choices for Leopard, and I was wondering if someone could lend me a hand to pick which one: iATKOS 10.5.4 v4.0i Kalyway 10.5.1 Leo4Allv3 So, which one of the above would be better for my laptop?
  8. My Compaq 6910p woes

    AFAIK, dual core worked. Because of the numerous issues, I uninstalled Mac. If someone fixed the internet, the graphics card and the sound, then I'd reinstall it in a heartbeat. Does anyone know if 10.5.x would work better than 10.4.x?
  9. Let me start by saying that my track record with Hackintoshs has not been good. I tried to install it on my 20GB, 6 year old Dell Inspiron 8200 with an 1.6ghz processor and a Geforce 4 440 Go Graphics card, and the result was not good. I eventually had to format because of the unsupported nature of my computer’s hardware. But then I got an HP Compaq 6910p (p is for professional ), which was supposedly the most amazing and advanced laptop the world had ever seen. It sported a 2.2ghz Santa Roza Core 2 Duo processor, 90gb hard disk, 2gb of ram 128mb of x2300 ATI Radion goodness and not to mention; fingerprint scanner. Here’s a list of the hardware. 2.2 Ghz Core 2 Duo Santa Roza 2GB Ram (1Gb was added by me) 90GB Hard Disk Windows Vista (It, unfortunately, came coupled with Vista, but after several days of hunting for drivers, I rectified that situation with an old copy of Windows XP Pro) Intel 82566MM Ethernet Card Intel Wireless 4965AGN ATI Radion x2300 128mb Graphics Card Intel AD1981HD Audio S-Video Out Not going to bother 3 x USB Ports All working 100% Bluetooth This works, thankfully 1 x Firewire Port Working! 1 x Mow-dem (something to do with grass I think) DVD RW Drive Working fine 1 x PCMIA card slot Now working using some random drivers! Fingerprint scanner Not going to bother SD Card reader I might try to fix this later That’s about it. I think Now, out of the above specs, how many would you think would work? 50%? 75%? 100%? Well you’d be wrong. The first time I installed by Jas 10.4.8 Mac OS X with Titan ATI drivers, it gave me a black screen and restarted. So I reinstalled with no Titan drivers and it worked on the Mac default ones. So at that stage, 0% worked. But then I was in, and I quickly saw how dire my situation was. I had XP installed, which was one thing, but I hadn’t planned ahead and made a shared hard drive Fat32 partition for them both to access, so transferring stuff was a pain. And that was important, since very little worked and research needed to be done. I have two networks I can use, my school wireless and my home Ethernet. However, at this stage, neither my Ethernet nor my wireless were working. QED, I had to use Windows to do all my Mac research on drivers, which led to stupid switching between operating systems. I eventually upgraded to 10.4.10 so I could install iWork and other useful programs, but once I had installed it, something came back to haunt me and it didn’t work. Probably something to do with the graphics. On top of that, the sound didn’t work. But after some serious sifting through the forum, I found a tutorial that allowed me to get the sound working (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=18642, believe me, it works). Then another problem hit: the mute button on my HP button strip thing kept flashing on, meaning the speakers turned off, even when I didn’t press it. And that’s where I am now, with sound that works occasionally, no internet and no way to do my school work. I’m posting this on XP, and I hope that my toils will eventually lead to somewhere. Here’s a list of the things that don’t work and the current battle plan: Intel 82566MM Ethernet Card I'll keep hunting for drivers Intel Wireless 4965AGN Probably never going to work, but I'll keep looking ATI Radion x2300 128mb Graphics Card Need, drivers. I'll try some x1300 ones, since they're supposed to be the same chipset Intel AD1981HD Audio – It works, but for some reason the HP Quick Launch Mute button comes on every time I play music. I probably can't fix this problem, as there's no way to disable the buttons in BIOS. Sleep mode – Still trying to get this to work SD Card Reader (not sure) - Will test to see if it works, but not a high priority If anyone can help me out, please do. I really need iWork and the internet going, but I can use a friend's version of Office 2004 and XP for my internetting in the short term. Oh and a quick note. My hardware setup is similar to the T61's, so this thread might be relevant to those people aswell.
  10. iWork doesn't work

    I updated my OS X to 10.4.10, installed Quicktime 7.4 and....nothing. For some reason, all of the iWork apps refuse to load. Could this have something to do with my graphics driver issue (see this thread:http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=84195)? Thanks, loony636
  11. Games on Crossfire

    *sigh* Last time I post something that late at night. Yes, I meant crossover.
  12. Games on Crossfire

    Well I recently got a full version of Crossfire from a friend. He has a real mac, and I have a hackintosh. And well, I can't seem to get any games to run. Has anyone here managed to get any games to run using Crossfire? If so, what were they, and how did you get them to work?
  13. [HOW TO] Convert Mac demos to full games

    I was wondering if anyone has got any of the Age of Empires/Mythology games to work? AOE 2, 3 and AOM have all got mac counterparts, so I guess it should be easy. I have got legal versions of all of them, so is there any way to convert the mac demo to a full version?
  14. If you use partition magic to make a partition for Mac, then if the installation goes bad, then I think nothing will be corrupted. But don't trust me, I've never done it before.
  15. Graphics Card Woes

    YES! It worked. Thanks for that. I'm into OS X and I'll now work on getting MacVidia installed. EDIT: I got MacVidia working. Quite simple really. Now I've just got to get the other drivers installed... I should probably post up a guide of exactly what I did for people in the same position as me...