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About E-werd

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  1. When I boot my image, it takes a long time to get to the installer... I get to the point where I should have language selection, but my cursor stays in the top left of the screen, does the beachball for a little bit, then it goes away. I can move the cursor if I plug in my USB mouse, but nothing happens otherwise. Is this problem related to INSTAHackintosh scripts or a bad collection of kexts? I have gathered that my PS2 support is bad, but I don't know about the main issue.
  2. ideneb Help

    Try skipping the disk check, I always have. It probably checks the dvd against the original dvd, which will of course be wrong.
  3. The bad news is that, unless you know how to make drivers, or know someone who does and will, the 4-in-1 card reader will not work. Since Apple never equipped their computers with one, there is no driver. Some card readers will work on some systems if they are attached to the USB bus, however ours is on PCI, direclty attached to the PC Card reader (PCMCIA). My solution was to get a card reader made by Targus, its like a 3-in-1, that plugs into a USB port and accepts a card. It only costs about $8 at Kmart. It is actually a great idea if you do USB booting (linux OS, bootloaders, etc) because you can just switch out the card, and the cards are cheaper than USB sticks. As far as upgrading is concerned, the safest way is to go from point-release to point-release. Look around, I am sure theres a guide or instruction of some type. I would back everything up and get a latest distribution (iDeneb 10.5.5?), but thats me. I am more comfortable wiping things out and starting fresh.
  4. Another thing: I am having trouble with restart. Currently there is no difference between Restart and Shut Down. It shuts down fine, but it doesn't actually start back up when selecting Restart.
  5. Yeah, I've only ever gotten RTL8187 to work in Tiger. I kind of gave up because I was able to afford the PC card. Sound input... yeah, its low. On Skype, I have to pretty much eat the microphone, but the person I am talking to can hear me. I am kinda working on that, but I'll probably get a USB headset. Sleep I have never really focused on. Its not a big deal for me. In the past, I have tried sleep kernels. All that happens is my screen goes black--not like monitor turned off black, but like input black. I end up having to do a hard reset to restore operability. As far as VGA output, I have always had good luck. Never tried a projector, but tried a 14" monitor that runs 1024x768x32@60Hz and its fine. Can't do mirror correctly because my laptop screen is 1280x800, but it would work if I hooked up to another monitor that supported that resolution. One time I was messing with drivers and that whole screen confusion thing you're talking about happened. I ended up reinstalling. It only happens when there is another monitor/projector connected, right? I think it all went wrong when I hit Fn+F4 (switch screen?). As long as I don't do that, I'm fine.
  6. SSE2 emu for SSE-only cpus?

    Wow, amazing. SSEPlus will surely be an enourmous help to the kernel development now and in the future. I've never heard of SSE5 though. Something new?
  7. Speedstep keeps self-closing?

    So I'm not crazy... I thought it kept disappearing! Thanks for the solution!
  8. I have received a good few PMs regarding getting the MT6705 to work good under Leopard. I have just been replying through PMs, and I figure there are more people that are using the same hardware that just don't know to contact me about it. So, here is a guide for the rest of you. Official Hardware Information: http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2007/O...shtml?rdr=v1403 In a nutshell, this laptop has: -Intel Core Duo T2060 @ 1.6GHz -STAC9250 audio codec (IntelHDA) -GMA950 Video -ICH-7 AHCI (SATA controller) -Synaptics Touchpad with Sidescroll -TI xx12 PCMCIA Card Reader -RTL8187 Onboard Wireless NIC -Marvell Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8053 -Motorola SM56 Modem -4-in-1 Card Reader This guide WILL NOT SUPPORT the Motorola SM56 Modem, or the RTL8187 wireless. The reason for the modem is that, well, I have not been able to figure it out and, even if I did, I have no way of testing it. I don't think that actual Apple hardware has onboard modems, which makes it difficult (or impossible) to get working without official drivers. The same goes for the 4-in-1 Card Reader. The RTL8187 drivers that Realtek had released only supported OSX Tiger and, last I checked, was not released for Leopard. The Tiger drivers somewhat worked, but would cut out within seconds after connecting to a network. I gave up and got a Dynex DX-BNBC for about $30 at Best Buy, which has the BCM4318 chipset in it. This means that it is supported and seen as an Airport Extreme card. Something to note, concerning distributions of Leopard, is that iATKOS v4i seems to me to be the best suited distribution to this hardward. However, I have never had luck with it actually installing a bootloader. What I found out I have to do is install iATKOS v4i as normal, which entails: -Preferably formatting the hard drive as GUID -Installing with the following selected: -the SATA driver package (not nForce) -the GMA950 drivers -vanilla group (stock Kernel + stock ACPIPlatform, if I remember correctly) -Darwin bootloader. Once it is installed, I have to insert another distribution DVD at boot (I chose Leo4Allv3), letting the time wind down to boot the DVD, and let the bootloader on the DVD boot the hard drive. Once booted, I have to install Chameleon v1.0.11 via the installer package from the official website. This should work with any other distribution, but updating is easier from iATKOS v4i due to being at 10.5.4 to begin with. This guide will only cover a distribution starting at 10.5.4. So, anyhow, on to the guide. Please remember to read through this guide before attempting. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First, download this ZIP: http://www.mediafire.com/?q0wzujylwlr - MT6705.zip It will be beneficial for you to copy this to a USB drive before continuing. 1) Install iATKOS with the options outlined above. When the installation reboots, remove the DVD and see if the bootloader installed. If it did not, 1a) Insert another distribution DVD (I'm sure you have one laying around, right?) and wait for the DVD's boot screen to come up, and then time out. At this point, it should be booting your installed OS. 2) Go through the first time setup information. Afterwards, insert your USB drive. If you have not already, unzip MT6705.zip. It's location is not too important, so long as you have access to it later. 3) Open "Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.dmg" and double-click on the "Chameleon_V_1.0.11" icon. Follow on-screen instructions. Make sure to install it to the partition that Mac OS X is installed to. If it prompts to reboot, you may after removing any DVD in your drive if you wish--but I would wait until after the next step, since these two steps do not interfere. 4) Open "Kext Helper b7". Drag and drop the following files into the program's window: -IONetworkingFamily.kext (enables your Yukon 10/100/1000 card) -IOPCIFamily.kext (in part enables your PCMCIA card reader) -IO80211Family.kext (optional, if you have the Dynex DX-BNBC card) -IOPCCardFamily.kext (in part enables your PCMCIA card reader) Enter your password, and click "EASY INSTALL". It will prompt you to reboot, so go ahead. 5) Once you return to your OS, go back inside the folder and open "AppleHDAPatcherv1.20.app". Drag Sigmatel9250.txt into the application window, and let it do its work. It will prompt to reboot, do so. 6) Once again back in your OS, download the 10.5.5 Delta Update, available at: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1055update.html Once downloaded, follow these instructions: (from http://insanelymac.blogspot.com/2008/09/ho...for-osx86.html) ------------ sudo -s *type password* while sleep 1; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext; done Open 10.5.5 Update Installer Run update BUT DO NOT RESTART Go back to your terminal and press Control C to end the script In terminal type: nano /System/InstallAtStartup/scripts/1 Replace the line Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext with dsmos.kext (this line may or may not exist, it did not for me) Restart and boot with -v ------------ 7) If you need to, repeat steps 4 and 5. Sometimes updates will overwrite kexts. 8) Now that you're updated, open "Kext Helper b7" again. Drag and drop into the application window: -IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext (for Speedstep) Enter your password, and click "EASY INSTALL". It will prompt you to reboot, so go ahead. 9) Once back in your OS, copy "SpeedStep.app" to your Applications folder, and then add to your dock. Once it is on your dock, right-click and select "Open at Login". Go ahead and run the program. You will see a number appear and fluctuate at the top of your screen. This is the speed of your processor, telling you that SpeedStep is working. 10) Finally, run and install "Power Management 10.5.3.pkg". Once installed, reboot. Once rebooted, you will see the battery meter at the top of your screen. 11) If you wish to use the sidescroll on your touchpad, browse out to /System/Library/Extensions, go into ApplePS2Controller, browse to Contents/PlugIns/ and delete ApplePS2Trackpad.kext. Reboot, and viola! Your sidescroll works perfectly. This works because the OS doesn't think it is a Trackpad, and thus treats the sidescroll as a mouse wheel. This takes away touchpad settings, but I'm sure you wanted tap-clicking and dragging anyhow, right? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once again, for the sake of quick reference, here are download links: http://www.mediafire.com/?q0wzujylwlr - MT6705.zip (MT6705 Drivers) http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1055update.html (10.5.5 update, for updating from 10.5.4 only)
  9. Scrolling for Hackintosh's

    This worked wonderfully on a Gateway MT6705 with Synaptic v5.9. w00t!
  10. Problems upgrading to 10.5.4

    You need to update to 10.5.3 first, you can use kalyway's 10.5.3 combo update available in the regular places--it worked excellently for me. Then you can simply update to 10.5.4 using Apple Software Update.
  11. 10.5.4 Through Software Update

    It worked flawlessly for me. From what I've seen, its safe for everyone else, too. It does install a new kernel, however, version 9.4.0. If you want to continue using your kernel, you need to keep (I think) System.kext and your kernel, and restore them before you reboot for the update. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong about keeping your kernel/kext.
  12. How to update to Mac OS X 10.5.4?

    I started with Leo4All v3 and updated to 10.5.3 using the kalyway combo update, worked fine. I have been using vanilla kernel, so then the update to 10.5.4 from 10.5.3 was flawless through Apple's updater. If you are on AMD, you'll need to select the appropriate kernel with the kalyway combo (there is a separate package for the 9.3.0 or 9.2.0 kernel), then get ahold of the 9.4.0 modbin kernel. Either way, you're going to need to reinstall all (or at least most) of your custom kexts after the updates.
  13. iWeb not working on Leopard

    Did you check to see if maybe there is a window behind it, like a notice of some type from the program? Try moving the window around and looking. Do you get the wizard to select a page? Or is it such that, as soon as you start the program, it goes straight to there and nothing else? I don't have an issue, running on a Gateway MT6705 with Leo4Allv3. I have an intel processor--is yours AMD? I don't suppose theres binary incompatibility there--can somebody with an AMD processor confirm its not that? Thats the best I can do. I don't know what you're getting when you start the program, if anything. Have you ever gotten any settings or anything like that? Perhaps your accidentally disabled something? Did it work before the updates? Need more information.
  14. Question for Laptop users

    I never had the battery meter in Leopard until I installed with Leo4All v3. I'm not sure what differences the kext(s) have, but it seems that things just generally work better when installed during OS install time.
  15. GMA950 Dual-Head, Mirror

    Hmm, my threads never seem to get answers. I thoroughly researched this topic on the forums (via google search, since forum search is down) and searched on google for general Mac OS support. Is there a file in Mac OS X that allows manual configuration of display settings, specifically dual-head settings? Something like the file that X.Org (for GNU/Linux) has, xorg.conf. I miss my second monitor.