Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About thenewone

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé
  1. Worked beautifully! I was initially afraid the pre-boot screen (to see bios and whatnot) wouldn't display on the external screen once the internal display was removed but it does! Happy now
  2. That did cross my mind...perhaps that is the best option after all. I'll brave it tomorrow and report back!
  3. Running Mavericks on a Dell XPS M1530 My laptop's display is cracked and barely functional and so I wish to use an external display as my main and ONLY display. Mirroring is a no-go because my external display is a higher resolution than my laptop's native resolution and so it forces it to be displayed at a lower resolution, making things look blurry. Extending the desktop option allows me to keep my external display's native resolution (as well as making it the "main" display), but then the graphics card is forced to work unnecessarily hard by keeping the laptop's display going (even if it's "dimmed" or "off" using the clamshell method). How can I disable the laptop's screen altogether so that the system doesn't even recognize it as an option anymore? Can I edit a .plist file or set a boot option to make it look like the laptop display doesn't even exist? I know there are tricks to make the laptop display "turn off" when in mirror or extend mode, but everything I've tried and come across doesn't actually stop the system and graphics from recognizing the display and therefore still have to work harder to send it "information." Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  4. I am having trouble finding the Broadcom BCM4328, but I'm finding lots of Broadcom BCM4321...will the BCM4321 work?
  5. @fusion71au @SQeek @DarwinX Thank you so much guys! Up and running now...and its wonderful! A few minor things..."About This Mac" shows my processor as 4.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo...but I know its only 2.5 GHz (T9300)...is this a problem or can it be changed to reflect the true details? Its not like its actually over clocking my CPU though right? Sound isn't working yet...will try the other VoodooHDA that DarwinX just posted. EDIT: works with that VoodooHDA_v2.8.4...thanks Darwin! And then for better graphics performance...I think I remember seeing something about DarwinX editing the AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext? Is this something I can do? If so, how would I go about it? Is it as simple as swapping out for the same edited kext DarwinX made, or does it have to be tailored to my specific specs/IDs? Thanks again guys! I REALLY appreciate all your help! I am so stoked right now!!!
  6. Here is the story (successes and failures) of my very first "Hackintosh" installing Mavericks on a Dell XPS M1530... First...the core specs of my M1530: • 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo T9300 processor • NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 • 4GB DDR2-667 SDRAM • 200GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD with Intel Rapid Storage Technology • 802.11a/g/n (Intel 4965) • BIOS Version A12 I initially chose to follow the TonyMacX86 Guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/374-[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-os-x-mavericks-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html) for its simplicity and user-friendly potential To begin, I reset the BIOS to the factory defaults, and then: • verified SATA Operation was set to AHCI • turned Dynamic Acceleration OFF • turned SpeedStep OFF This allowed me to boot from my bootable USB (which I created using a friend's MacBook Pro) and install Mavericks with absolutely NO BOOTFLAGS NEEDED! Yay! After the install I reset and booted again from the USB, but this time selected my hard drive with the freshly installed OS X Mavericks. I got to the desktop...hooray! Now I launched the post installation tool, I selected "Easy" option, followed by build, and then finally installed the setup to the Mavericks drive. I restarted and attempted to boot directly into the Mavericks hard drive. Kernel Panic. Restart. Safe mode. Kernel Panic. Attempt to boot from USB and select Mavericks drive. Same kernel panic. No matter what I tried...various bootflags and combinations, BIOS tweaking, etc., I couldn't get Mavericks to boot back up anymore. I couldn't even enter single user or safe mode. I resolved to just start back at the beginning and reinstall Mavericks. Since the reinstall, I have not yet run the post installation tool from tonymac again. Anytime I have wanted to get to the desktop, I just boot from the USB and THEN select the Mavericks drive. Almost everything seems to work "ok" for a bit (including HDMI and ethernet, but not wifi), but then it will just freeze randomly and I will be forced to reset. However, something interesting and kinda cool to note is that I was actually able to re-enable Dynamic Acceleration and SpeedStep in the BIOS, and still successfully get to the Mavericks desktop without any bootflags (still having to go through the USB boot method though). I am definitely ready to get this system booting on its own and running as smoothly as possible...afterall, that IS the idea of a hackintosh! So... Since the "Easy" option from the tonymac post installation tool clearly didn't agree with my M1530's setup, I'm in need of a new (better) option, but preferably one as user-friendly as possible, as I am definitely not the most inclined individual. By the research I've done, I know that the Intel 4965 wireless is likely not going to ever work, but everything else SHOULD work just fine. SUMMARY: I have a fresh ("Vanilla") install of Mavericks on the M1530 system I described above, but with no bootloader, DSDT or custom kexts yet. Any advice on the best way to go from here? Is the chameleon or chimera bootloader better? And then can I simply just use someone else's DSDT who has the exact same specs as my M1530 or..? Thanks for looking at my post and all the great work you guys do