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  1. [How to] GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R guide

    Oh, okay. I'll burn it at low speed and report back.
  2. [How to] GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R guide

    Both drives are SATA. I'm sure it has to do with the BIOS settings so I'll fool with those, but I'll get a fresh ToH copy just in case.
  3. [How to] GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R guide

    Is there a step-by-step for the ToH install for this board? I boot to the DVD after setting the SATA to AHCI and native mode in the BIOS. I get the "still waiting for root device" error. What am I missing?
  4. [Good Info] Acer/Compaq/Etc. WiFi Killswitch Fix

    In a related note, when I installed the card, OS X started and worked, but when I told it to shut down, I got some sort of blue screen of death where I was told to manually shut down the machine. I think this is related to the card somehow. I looked around and found a fix for this. I'll fix the shutdown issue and see what happens... ...It may not do anything, but the not shutting down is annoying.
  5. [Good Info] Acer/Compaq/Etc. WiFi Killswitch Fix

    Nope. Nothing is supposed to show up because OS X doesn't power the PCI-E slot. I tried the pin 20 method. And it works. In Windows. It completely disables the switch control. I flip the switch and the LED stays on. The software sees that I've flipped the switch and a message comes up, but the card doesn't turn off and continues as if nothing happened. It's nifty, but like I said, only in Windows. OS X still doesn't power up the slot. I tried changing the integers in the .plist file again, but no dice. I tried rebooting it from windows; again, no dice. I'll continue to look, but until something's written to make OS X power up that slot on boot, there's little we can do. The problem is slot-side, not card-side. I'll keep researching it.
  6. [Good Info] Acer/Compaq/Etc. WiFi Killswitch Fix

    Errandwolfe, Where'd you see information on the pin 20 fix? I'd like to see it so I can give it a try. Also, is it pin 20 from the left or the right? Thanks!
  7. Howdy! Its come to my attention that some of us with Acer and Compaq laptops, among others, have an issue with our WiFi cards. Many of us (including myself) have changed out our PCI-E wireless cards out to OS X compatible ones, edited our .kexts and done our little dances only to find WiFi still doesn't work. The one thing our laptops have in common is the WiFi radio killswitch LED on the front of the laptop that enables the user to physically disable the radio at a moment's notice. Its somewhat useful in Windows and can be controlled both with software and, of course, hardware (the switch itself). We've narrowed it down to the PCI-E port - that's what the switch cuts power to; OS X System Profiler sees absolutely nothing installed on the PCI-E. The good news is that Linux users have had the same issue and have written drivers and software fixes so the PCI-E slot gets power on boot up. The bad news is that someone will have to port the drivers from Linux to OS X. What I'm attempting to do here is compile resources and information to make that lucky programmer's job in building the killswitch driver easier. Testers can gather here and help solve this problem. For many of us, WiFi is the only thing standing between us and never running Winblows again. So far, we've: Flipped the switch itself (duh!) Tried BIOS options (there are none for wifi) Flipped the switch in Windows and booted to OS X. Nothing works. So, here's what I've been able to gather: http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/ - Acer Hotkey Drivers for Linux http://rfswitch.sourceforge.net/?page=laptop_matrix - RF Switch Table http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-184033.html -ACPI Switch Configuration https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/h...etup/+bug/57849 - More Keycodes http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthrea...=2&t=145267 - More ACPI Config. http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/ - Actual Acer ACPI Driver for Linux http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...0&start=80# - Others who've had the same problem (Will find the original Windows .exe ASAP) Remember, this hack is a work in progress. I'm sure we'll figure it out. Mods, feel free to let me know if this post isn't appropriate. I'll post it elsewhere if need be. Thanks!
  8. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Well, I've done some research and found the following: Linux users have had the same problem with the killswitch. This switch powers the PCI-E interface that cradles the card. They've written a driver for it based on an existing program for Windows that enables Vista/XP/Whatever to soft launch the slot (in the Acer, at least) upon OS boot. Of course there's nothing existing for OSX because this is a very niche need and none of the Apple laptops had an external wireless control. I'm going to start a thread on this, but the good news is that if they did it in Linux, porting it to Unix/OS X isn't outside the realm of possibility. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=56015
  9. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. This is the last thing I need to get working on my Acer 5601awlmi laptop; after this, I'm golden! I went from the original Intel card to the Broadcom (see sig) and did everything described here and in other threads. System Profiler still tells me that there're no PCI cards detected. The only thing I can think of preventing OS X from discovering a card that it's programmed to discover is that, by default, the power to the PCI-E slot is off. There's a little LED/killswitch combo at the front of the laptop that enables you to switch off the wifi radio on the fly. When I boot to OS X, the LED is never on; in Vista, it's fine. The Acer comes with a software solution for turning on the radio that works in Windows. Is there a hack that exists for OS X? I know from looking around that Linux users have had similar problems, and worked out a hack to start the card when Linux starts. I've tried: Flipping the switch itself (duh!) Using BIOS options (there are none for wifi) Switching the en and intiger values in the kext from 1-4. Am I missing anything? Is there some hack I can do to power up this card in OS X? Thanks again!