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  1. OS X El Capitan DVD Creator.app

    Hi chris1111. This looks like a great utility and it's perfect for my laptop as it won't read bootloaders from USB drives. I do have a question though. I'm currently running Mavericks on my laptop and I haven't downloaded El Capitan yet but when I do get that downloaded and use your utility to burn an ISO and run the ISO, will I be given a choice to upgrade from Mavericks to El Capitan or will this overwrite my Mavericks install? I have quite a bit of software and drivers on this machine and I really don't want to spend 4 or 5 hours re-installing things. Thanks.
  2. X-Gray, I've also got a notebook with a 6750M Radeon card and I mentioned the problems I was having with it here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/296101-samsung-chronos-7-and-radeon-6750m-problems/ Mine's a Samsung Chronos 7 and it's stuck at 1024X768 and it's using the fit to screen to fill things out but the native resolution is 1600X900 and I'd really like to get that working. Do you think the method you've used would help my issues? I've tried a lot of things and from what I've read in the guide you linked to, it looks like it may be fairly straightforward. Sorry I can't help you out with the backlight issue.
  3. Samsung Chronos 7 and Radeon 6750m problems

    Yes I was considering that and maybe I'll give it a shot. I'll let you know what happens.
  4. Hi, I posted about some problems I had when I first got Mavericks installed on my Samsung Chronos 7 notebook here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/295816-mavericks-installed-on-samsung-chronos-7-but-with-issues/ The issues I was having before are gone but I'm still having problems with my graphics. Mavericks is still using the "Best for display" setting and the only resolution I have is 1024X768. As it stands now the graphics are stretched out to fill the screen. It's not bad but I'd like to have the native resolution of 1600X900. I've also got Intel 3000 graphics but when I tried a kext to enable them the screen turned a kind of purplish grey colour and whatever was on the screen was stretched and moved to the right. Basically it was unusable so I had to reinstall Mavericks and as it stands now I'd really like to get the Radeon 6750m graphics working. If I could do this without installing a kext that would be nice. (I'm a little leery of kexts right now for the reason stated above) But if that's the only way to solve it then I guess I'll give it another try. Here's what my current System Report says about the graphics: Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000 Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x0116 Revision ID: 0x0009 Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded Displays: Display: Resolution: 1024 x 768 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Any suggestions? Thanks.
  5. I did a google search on it last night, it seems pretty intriguing and it looks like it would solve a lot of hardware issues but there's one website that mentions if you do it wrong you may end up with a system that won't boot. I did bookmark a couple of sites and it's something to consider if I decide to try this on another computer. BTW the mouse issues I was having are gone. It was just a matter of going into the mouse settings and adjusting the speed. Sometimes when you're anxious you overlook the obvious. Hoping to get the other issues resolved soon.
  6. Thanks, but I'm new to this, I know about chameleon but what's a smbios?
  7. Hi, I'm new here and I do have Mavericks working on my Samsung laptop but there are issues both major and minor. I'm hoping somebody will help me out with either some downloads that I require or whatever is needed. Here are my specs: Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5A-S01 Notebook CPU Intel Core i7 2670QM @ 2.20GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Motherboard Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 700Z3A/700Z4A/700Z5A/700Z5B (CPU) Graphics Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz) Intel Mobile Intel HD Graphics (Samsung) 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon 6750M (Samsung) Storage 750GB Hitachi HTS727575A9E364 (SATA) 7GB SanDisk iSSD P4 8GB (SSD) Optical Drives MAT{censored}A DVD-RAM UJ8A7AS Audio Intel Display Audio Realtek High Definition Audio First Issue (Major): No wireless internet. Needless to say this is necessary and I'd really like to get this going. As things stand now I'll have to download what I need on my main computer and transfer the files to a USB stick. I'd like to get this running before anything else. According to CPU-Z my wireless is a Broadcom BCM43225 802.11b/g/n. Second Issue (Minor-ish): Graphics. Right now things are set up so that Mavericks is using the "Stretch To Fit" option and while it doesn't look *too* bad, it doesn't look very good either. I only have one resolution listed, 1024X768, and my screens native resolution is 1600X900. From searching I've seen that there's a free app in the Mac App Store which adds additional resolutions but of course I can't download this app until I get working wireless internet. Also, graphics related I have an AMD Radeon 6750M graphics card in this laptop and I'd like to get that working as well. I'll be posting a screenshot I took from the System Info program that shows the components that are on my laptop.BTW since this post I've found out that Mavericks is using the Intel 3000 HD and not the Radeon 6750M for the graphics display. Third Issue (Minor): The computer that I'm running Mavericks on is, as I mentioned, a laptop but when I go to the "About this Mac" window and "More Info" to check out the specs I'm shown a picture of a tower computer instead of a Mac Book or Mac Book Pro laptop. I know this is pretty minor but how do I get the picture of the laptop to show up? Thanks in advance for any help. Edit: Added System Info screenshot.
  8. I realize this is an old thread but I have a question regarding Crekers mention of _SB. As i said in the new user forum I'm new to Mavericks and Apple in general and I've recently installed Mavericks on my Samsung Chronos 7 and I was wondering what he means by _SB? Is this a particular program? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I do have the backlit keyboard in Windows 7 and it would be nice to have it in Mavericks as well. Thanks.
  9. Introduce yourself.

    Hi, I'm Ken from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I recently installed Mavericks on my Samsung Chronos 7 notebook which I'm dual booting with Windows 7. I should warn you I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to Apple and Mavericks so if the questions I ask seem naive, please don't laugh.