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About huntz

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  1. Dell Vostro 1500 Mega Thread

    Hi, if you have the wifi Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG you cannot use it with OS X. You can try this driver, but no WEP or WPA support is planned (so, it's useless for me...). The good news is you can buy from ebay the Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini PCI Express card (it's supported like Airport Third Party Wireless Card) and install it into the WPAN Mini PCI Express slot (usually it's empty). I'm using the 3945 with Windows and Linux, the 1390 with OS X. Good luck
  2. Dell Vostro 1500 Mega Thread

    How to add a second display/screen to your Vostro/OSX Disclaimer: this little guide is made for Dell Vostro, but you can use the same procedure with other hardware (you must have a Nvidia video card). The problem: you have a working OSX installation (with QE/CI) but when you plug the VGA cable then you go to System Preferences > Displays > Detect Displays all goes black (the main screen - laptop - and the second one) and your computer will freeze. The solution: if you are using the NVinject kext to load the graphic drivers you have to remove it and use the NVinjectGo instead. Then, you have to find your correct NVCAP string. NVCAP is a string present into the info.plist of your NVinjectGo kext. The wrong string used, makes your notebook crash. To get your NVCAP, you have to download the nvflash utility, reboot in DOS (nvflash will not work correctly from Windows) then run: # nvflash --save video.rom Keep the video.rom file and come back to OSX; with the NVCAP Maker application and the video.rom file you can generate your NVCAP string. When you have the NVCAP string, open the info.plist file from your NVinjectGo with Property List Editor and replace your correct value here Root > IOKitPersonalities > NVinject > entriesToAdd > NVCAP. You have to use Property List Editor (an utility from the xcode suite) or PlistEditPro to edit the info.plist file; other plain text editors will not work. Repair permissions, reboot with -f -v flags and you will have a working second screen. Software used into this how to: NVinjectGo - link nvflash - link boot in DOS problem? (go to BOOTABLE CD paragraph) - link NVCAP Maker - link xcode - link PlistEditPro - link Notes: I have a 8600 GS with 256mb, only VGA output. Thanks to this post for the initial idea.
  3. You can also use the Ghost program or the dd with any linux distribution...
  4. Hi, I have a serious problem with my wired Ethernet device (Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX) and my alternative wireless device (D-Link DWL G122 C1). I'm running Iatkos 10.5.1. My on board wireless card is not supported (Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG). My BCM4401, after some working time, randomly stop working (connection drops and no more DHCP; it's a well know bug, but no solutions around...). I was used to workaround this annoying problem with my wireless USB key (with OSX 10.4.x) but now with Leopard my USB stick generate some kernel panic (again, randomly). I have tested the DWL G122 orginal drivers (from Ralink website, Leopard version) and some "hacked" drivers found linked here into this forum, with the same behavior... Any suggestion will be appreciated Thank you guys!
  5. Colour banding

    Well, thanks to paco_. I was a titan user, but this 16bit "bug" it's really annoying. nVidiaEFI (never heard about it, always only titan and natit...) is the MUST HAVE for any mac user! Tested and working with my geforce 6800. Cheers.