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  1. twinotter

    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    Atheros Update: I tried using Software Update and it told me I needed an update for my Atheros card. (I'm running 10.5.6 with standard drivers that have been modified to include the pci168c,1014 string.) When I updated, naturally the pci string was blown away. I put it back. When I rebooted, my machine hung just after the MAC drivers were initialized. Not good. I removed the pci168c,1014 so the card wouldn't be recognized and I could get past the hang. I tried a number of different techniques to get it to work, but the only thing that worked was copying a backup I had made (fortunately!) of the Atheros drivers back over the IO80211* folder. As soon as I reinstalled it, the wireless card came up and I could connect. Lesson: keep backups of things Apple tries to update. Beware of updating in general. Still working on the 3100 problem...
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    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    So, I'm back trying to get my graphics working again. For sake of reference: I've updated to 10.5.6 from iAtkos v4i install. I've had intermittent success, but my problem up to now has pretty much been the same: the tearing blue screen that indicates a problem with the sync setup on the x3100. I just tried the fix that pegasys linked to above (twice) - unfortunately it creates the blue screen problem for me - the screen turns solid blue and doesn't come back. I still have the vesa work around that is moderately successful. Recap: delete all AppleIntelGMA* extensions from /System/Library/Extensions. Delete the cach file Extensions.???? from /System/Library. Boot and use "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@60" ... the system is mostly useable, though not at native resolution. I'm exploring for other solutions. I'm not sure why SaCleoCheater's solution didn't work... registration on InfiniteMac isn't going through for me to ask him questions at the moment... R
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    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    I actually spoke a little prematurely. After three beautiful boots, suddenly the sync problem was back. However, things have stabilized and the x3100 is working now. Here's what I did. Install via acoma's system as above. Boot into single use mode: use -s on the parameter line Delete all x3100 drivers so you can use VESA mode: mount -uw / rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMA* rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegrated* rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext reboot Come up into Vesa mode: use "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@60" at the boot prompt. Use the quotes. Use Apple Update to install 10.5.6: this may require getting network running... When I came back, I've had no real problems so far... this is after about four days of use! Of course, I've had to reinstall all the drivers that I had installed under 10.5.5... I made the audio and tablet work by following acoma's instructions above. See my post above for how I got the graphics working (knock on wood). Thanks for the ideas for drawing applications. Right now I'm thinking I'm going to install Gimp and see how well it works... ... Okay, this is mildly hilarious. Literally right after replying to the messages above, I rebooted. Sure enough, I had the sync problem again. Blech. I'm in x3100 OS X now. But my sequence to get there was warm boot out of XP (sync problem), cold boot out of the screwed up OS X (still had sync problem), cold boot but then used "-v" at the command line. It worked on that start-up. It really seems like an initialization problem though... who knows what is really happening. Blech. It would be interesting to know if the people who have it working reliably have bios settings that differ at all...
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    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    Update: I got graphics drivers functional. I tried a number of different drivers talked about variously on this message board, but what really worked was the original drivers. I deleted the AppleIntelGMA950* files from /System/Library/Extensions/, rebooted and the system came up fine. I tried doing a warm boot from XP and also a cold boot from the system completely powered off and both worked fine. The audio came up without problems for me, however, when I downloaded the audio drivers listed in the first post, they came down with .rar.zip endings. Uncompressing them didn't work until I just deleted the .zip entry. I suspect the mime-types are messed up. It was funny to have to reboot, delete a file, then reboot again. But it worked fine. My tablet came up as well. When it first started, it was completely misaligned. I used the Mapping button in TabletMagic and it worked beautifully. I'll have to find a paint program to try it with... anyone have any recommendations? I tried Ink and am mildly disappointed with it's slow speed. Anyone know anything to improve this? Thanks for the great thread!!
  5. twinotter

    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    I just posted the following to the x3100 thread since it doesn't sound like anyone here is having the same horizontal sync problem I'm seeing. BTW, I noticed someone's log in was "Almost Rice" which led to the thought... Are we ricing out our laptops? :-) Acoma, would it make sense to move your x61t install into one of the wikis? I'd be happy to do the conversion (with attribution, of course). twinotter post: Thinkpad x61t, with x3100, also 4GB RAM, Turbo Mem, Atheros WiFi, Bluetooth x3100 Device ID: 2a02 rev: 0c iAtkos v5i, Dual booting with XP. I installed iAtkos v5 using this post: acoma's install The only change was using Intel SATA instead of the AHCI version. I used its Graphics Update and x3100 driver. The machine booted and ran fine a couple times. Even now, it seems like 1 boot out of 10 will work. The rest of the time I get the horizontal sync error I've seen in other posts. The machine boots through the grey Mac screen, then switches to solid blue, then goes black for a moment. Then it either comes back working or (much more often) it comes back with blue bars that cover the screen and are continuously changing. It looks like a sync error (someone didn't set up the x3100?) but may also be called tearing. None of the other links I've looked at describe the system that I'm working with and I don't understand the interaction between different kexts well enough to know what will work. Any ideas of what to do? By the way, I also asked this question at the tail of the acoma thread too, but it doesn't seem like people there are running into this problem. Thanks!
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    Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    Thinkpad x61t, with x3100, also 4GB RAM, Turbo Mem, Atheros WiFi, Bluetooth x3100 Device ID: 2a02 rev: 0c iAtkos v5i, Dual booting with XP. I installed iAtkos v5 using this post: acoma's install The only change was using Intel SATA instead of the AHCI version. I used its Graphics Update and x3100 driver. The machine booted and ran fine a couple times. Even now, it seems like 1 boot out of 10 will work. The rest of the time I get the horizontal sync error I've seen in other posts. The machine boots through the grey Mac screen, then switches to solid blue, then goes black for a moment. Then it either comes back working or (much more often) it comes back with blue bars that cover the screen and are continuously changing. It looks like a sync error (someone didn't set up the x3100?) but may also be called tearing. None of the other links I've looked at describe the system that I'm working with and I don't understand the interaction between different kexts well enough to know what will work. Any ideas of what to do? By the way, I also asked this question at the tail of the acoma thread too, but it doesn't seem like people there are running into this problem. Thanks!
  7. twinotter

    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    AHCI doesn't work with stock XP, though I think there are some third party drivers that will work with it... but that's a lot more hassle to get working and I hate messing at that low a level with XP. It breaks too easily...
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    iATKos v5i - IBM/Lenovo x61 tablet

    Thanks for the guide acoma! I've installed using most of the guide. The only real difference is that I'm using the Intel SATA drivers without ACHI. I prefer not having to swap the state of AHCI on every reboot, especially since I don't really know what it buys you. That said, I have a strange graphics problem. Occasionally when I reboot, I don't get a workable screen. The grey mac screen loads, then switches to another screen that is all blue. It goes black momentarily and when it comes back it either works at 1400x1050 (regardless of what I set "Graphics Mode" to when I boot), or I get what looks like a horizontal sync problem. The screen is blue with rapidly shifting blue bars across the whole thing. By the way, I'm running iAtkos v5 with the x3100 drivers and Graphics Update. This is a dual boot system with XP. I'm using the XP boot manager and chain0 on the XP partition. The darwin bootloader is on the Mac parition. Anyone know what causes the horizontal sync problem? Why is it occasional? And what needs to be done to fix it? Thanks!
  9. twinotter

    Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

    Could someone in the know update the installation method? I'd be happy to start a new thread with things I've figured out... but I'd be happier if someone that's gotten further than me did so. I'm running iAtkos v4. My iso name was iatkos_4i.iso which mounts onto the harddrive with a volume name indicating v2.0 - which seemed like it might be a problem at first because the iatkos.wikidot.org calls it iATKOS v4i... However, after installing, it does appear to be 10.5.4. So far, I get a kernel panic when I do a normal boot, but can boot to safe mode without problems. This is without installing any of the modules on the install CD. When I try to install modules, the system doesn't get this far... I'm not sure which of the modules from iATKOS I should install to get it to work as fully as iATKOS will allow it. Then, I'm not sure which of the steps from the original post by outZider I would need to subsequently do. I'm new to OSX, so sorry if some of these questions are old hat. Is there a quick way to determine what hardware is or is not working? In windows, I'd use the device manager (My Computer->Manage->Device Manager) to determine what isn't working yet... Thanks for your help! to
  10. It's nice to be able to answer your own questions, but maybe it means you didn't work hard enough the first time... The first part of the solution is to delete the partition that was on there. It had type Linux and it wasn't being recognized by the Mac Disk Utils. When I changed it to type AF (using fdisk on a USB installed version of GParted) it installed fine. Now I'm trying to figure out why EasyBCD 1.7 won't recognize the Mac Partition. Or rather, it seems like everything is fine, but when I reboot to MacOS, all I get is a "can't find..." error...
  11. Hi, I'm trying to install OSX via a bootable DVD. My laptop (a thinkpad X61t tablet) doesn't have a DVD drive., so I'm installing with VMWare. The disk boots and seems to run normally. When I get to select destination, I use disk utilities to try to erase the partition. The partition is there, I select it, choose erase, rename it (optimistically to Macintosh HD) and click erase. The operation does not take long in comparison to what I would expect for a format of a 6GB partition. Then it tries to mount the partition. It hangs for a short while, then goes back to the disk utility screen. Nothing is different there or when I quit out and am back to disk selection. I've looked at a number of guides - they all read the same after awhile. The partition is selected with independent-persistent. Any ideas on what I need to do to be able to install to this partition? Thanks, R
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    OSX86 on Lenovo Thinkpad Z61t

    I just curious if anyone has done further work on this... anyone had more success running OSX on the X61t?
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