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  1. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    OK, thanks for the help. I didn't see your post before I just took the initiative and started over. I did that because it seemed reasonable that you would want to start with clean files. I'll let you know everything I did since I last posted.... -I followed the tutorial outlined in the following post... http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/1392-how-to-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-on-dell-inspiron-e15056400/ --exception: since my particular model doesn't have intel video, I skipped the steps referring to deleting the old Intel drivers and installing the new ones. This is my preferred method because of all the ones I tried this is the only one I could get to get SL successfully on my machine at all. All the others took me into problems I didn't have the knowledge to solve. Once installed and updated to 10.6.8, I ran a time machine backup I took clean versions from my S/L/E of all the files you included in the archive you posted, with the exception of EVOenabler.kext which I couldn't find in that folder. I am attaching these clean files. I then read your post, so I went ahead and tried them. Using kext utility 2.5.1, I installed the kexts you attached. I repaired permissions on the drive and rebooted. Unfortunately, I got my usual result which is just stuck at 1024x768 with no other options to choose from. (The kernel panic I got before was exciting because it was the only time in now two weeks of trying to get this to work that I got something different than the stuck at 1024x768 result) So, I tried to restore using Time Machine, but apparently there is no restore function, just the files on the jump drive I backed up to...which I guess I can live with. So, that's everything I did since I last posted. As mentioned, here are the "clean" files I was able to obtain. cleanmaybe.zip
  2. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Well, before I give it a shot... I think what you're asking me is to make a fresh install of OSX, update it, and then dig the ATI files out of the S/L/E folder and post them here. If you think that's the best chance of success I have absolutely no problems doing that and I'm happy to oblige.
  3. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    There we go. For whatever reason I guess this site doesn't like the 7zip format. Here it is in a zip all right. give me a little bit on this one. gettingcloser.zip
  4. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Well, as I said, the site wouldn't let me attach them for some reason. I'm happy to give them to you. Is there an email or alternate method to get those to you? "Upload Skipped (Error 407)" I don't know what that means, except that I can't attach the files
  5. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Ones I downloaded, or the ones I modded? I've downloaded several. Unfortunately there's been several people who have said "Here, try this. It will work. Honest!" But none of them did. Here, I'll try posting the files which got me the kernel panic...because these are the only ones that resulted in any sort of change at all. I tried attaching them, but the site says upload skipped error 407. Anyway, I followed the directions outlined here, using the files mentioned... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/135410-hp-6520s-6720s-6820s-550-sl-install-package/page-68?p=1815492&do=findComment&comment=1815492 I attempted to insert my dev id, which is 7149, and my EDID which is... 00FFFFFF FFFFFF00 00001707 00000000 0A0A0101 0C1E17BE E82DC9A0 57479827 12484C00 00000101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010000 00FE0053 52584661 6B654544 49440A20 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 0101005A
  6. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    10.6.8. Snow Leopard with the update. If it matters, the one installed via iTAKOS S3 v2
  7. Hello, I even though I don't have the same chip listed below, I have one very close (the Mobility Radeon X1300). So, I followed the directions listed below for SL, inserted my EDID, and now it boots to a kernel panic. I can't give you more details because the screen is all distorted and smeared with lines so I can't read what's going on. I can boot to safe mode (or whatever Mac guys calls it). But since I'm very new to Macs and the Hackintosh world I'm not sure where to go from there. Despite this KP, I'm kind of excited. I've been fighting for this issue for over a week, following many tutorials that were complete works of fiction written by people with no social skills and too much time on their hands. But, this actually feels like a step forward. I can feel that I'm close to getting my video working now. All I need is a little help...
  8. I have the 6400, but with the apparent red headed stepchild video of ATI x1300. I am so frustrated trying to get the video to offer me anything other than 1024x768 that I'm at the point where I would throw myself down a flight of stairs if I thought it would fix the problem. About getting SL itself installed, I followed the tut here and had success... http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/1392-how-to-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-on-dell-inspiron-e15056400/ but, again, video just stuck at 1024x768. Whatever tut or suggestion I try I just can't make any progress with this.
  9. My install is just stuck at 1024x768. No matter what I try I can not seem to take any steps forward or get the computer to offer me any other choice than that one. My compliments on the detail and clarity of the instructions, but unfortunately for me they had absolutely zero effect. Oh, I am using a Dell Inspiron 6400 with ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 video on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 I would love to get this working, but I've been fighting with this for over a week now and today might be the day I just give up. I can't have fun with a Hackintosh if it is just stuck with crappy video
  10. First off, I acknowledge that I'm doing the the wrong way and for that I sincerely apologize. However, I am so frustrated with this process to the point where I might be sick and before I give up completely on the process I wanted to take one last shot at asking for help. Is there anyone who is successfully running a Hackintosh on the Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 with the ATI X1300 video? I mean, to the point where you would publicly post and confirm that you actually have it working, video, wifi, sleep and all? Before you say it...I have searched. A lot. I have walked through every tutorial I could find. Some people have this model laptop with the Intel video, which is only partially helpful to me. One person unfortunately claimed he had the same hardware I had, and then wrote a couple of tuts that ended up to be complete fiction and only ended up costing me many hours of wasted time. The myHack method didn't work for me. I ended up using many workarounds just to create the USB installer, then once I had it it just booted up to a kernel panic. I am a Windows convert. Not really a Mac guy or a Linux guy, but the reason I started this process is I want to learn and explore new things. So, if someone does offer help I ask that you either dumb things down, or at least translate the terms to something a Windows guy could comprehend. The closest I could get to success is via the method outlined in this tut here... http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/1392-how-to-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-on-dell-inspiron-e15056400/ I can get it up and running with no Kernel Panics, but no matter what I try I can not get the video to offer me anything other than 1024x768. I learned yesterday that no ATI extensions are even running, and I'm not sure why because I've installed the kets. The wifi doesn't work, either. But, I haven't bothered with that yet because if I can't get decent video then nothing else matters. So, please, can someone help me? I really don't want to give up on this but I'm at the point where I'm not seeing any other choice. Or, at the very least, could someone at least confirm that the tuts that claim this works on my exact hardware are complete bullplop so I can know for sure that my laptop isn't compatible and I can have some closure? Thanks in advance.
  11. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Well, this can't be good...I was looking for the extensions, and when I got to the part where I actually clicked on the "extensions" link, the whole thing froze up. Blah. So, I rebooted but this time with Graphicsenabler=n as a boot flag. Well, these things aren't running. That seems like useful information. Now I just gotta figure out why they're not running
  12. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Well, best I can tell Chameleon's GraphicsEnabler is already baked in the iTAKOS S3 v2 install disk that I used, and per the tut that I followed I did select that in the install customization thing. I put my card ID into ATI1300controller.kext under DTX code (was the only thing that looked right) and under ATIRadeon1000.kext I replaced part of a hex code with 7149 (it was 0x77701002). Neither of those things had any effect. Still stuck on 1024x768. The RadeonHD was a moot point. There was nothing in there to edit concerning a dev ID. I opted for the plist editor. Pretty cool utility. And, to my surprise, it was smart enough to automatically open when I double-clicked the plist file.
  13. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Thank you for your response. I will research Chameleon's GraphicsEnabler solution first. If that is unsuccessful, I will edit the info.plist files on the kexts (pretty sure they're the ati1000 one whatever it is and the radeonhd one) and report back my results or lack of same.
  14. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    I have read mention of placing your device ID (In my case, it is 7149) into the kext files. What I have been unable to find is a good tut on how to make that happen. I did find this.... http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Hardware_.kext_Patching_List But it talks about placing a hex string in the info.plist file. This is where I get confused (again). I do have a device ID, but what I found is just four numbers (in my particular case, 7149). Could you clear this up, or point me in the direction of a tut that makes it a little clearer? Additionally, and forgive me if this has been pointed out elsewhere but I'm still a little confused...is the correct procedure to edit the kexts, and then install them, or to edit the kexts that are already installed?
  15. Ati Mobility Radeon x1300 QE/Ci Lion Guide

    Well, again, I am very new at this. I am trying to learn but what I'm learning more than anything else is that there is a LOT of misinformation out there concerning Hackintosh. I downloaded the attachment. I tried to install the kexts two times, once with Kext Helper B7 and once with Kext Utility 2.5.1. Both time, no effect...no matter what I try, the resolution is always stuck at 1024x768 with no other options to change it to. I am very frustrated and am very close to giving up. When I started this Hackintosh journey, I knew it would be challenging. But, now it is more frustrating and disheartening when I read that so many others were able to achieve success on my exact same model of laptop, but I just can't get there. I am working with Snow Leopard, and I guess I assumed he was, too. Again, I am so frustrated at this point that it is possible I may have misread and misunderstood something, as this is all running together for me at this point. I guess we were typing at the same time. What happened for me was nothing. Which, in all my attempts to get this working, is the best result so far. I've had kernel panics in the past with other methods, or problems that I couldn't even identify.