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About purlah

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  1. Has anyone tried osx86 on Vaio P?

    Theres an assumption that QE/CI is mandatory to make an osx machine usable. I ran without hardware acceleration on a Dell laptop (also purchased because of pixel density) for almost a year before I bothered to fix the drivers, because nothing I do ever requires it. Are you planning to do video editing or watch full-screen movies on your UMPC? If not, I would expect that just being able to drive it at the correct refresh and resolution should be more than sufficient for many uses. So, can we make this work, despite the GMA550, without hardware acceleration? I suspect so, and as soon as someone confirms this, I will buy one.
  2. nope, you guys oversimplify. I do have EHCISleepEnabler installed, and the USBEHCI Plist properly edited. Closing the lid makes it die, and then i have to do a new boot, with a long forced fsck. so, i suppose i meant sleep/suspend dont work. I'm still running 10.5.5.. I think i changed a plist in one of the nvidia kexts to get QI/CE working, and since doing that sleep and suspend have not worked.
  3. I hate to add to an already too long thread, but since macgirl stopped maintaining the sticky, its kind of an endless free-for-all down here. I understand the tradeoff, naturally, between hardware accelerated graphics and shutdown/suspend. In my case, I don't care about accelerated graphics, but I really need shutdown/suspend. That does not seem to be a common case. I used to have this working, then I was playing around with NVInject once a while ago, and hardware acceleration started working and shutdown/suspend stopped working. This is horrible for me. Unfortunately, I have had trouble identifying and reversing what I did. Has anyone worked out a way to switch back and forth between hardware graphics acceleration boots and shutdown/suspend working boots? I don't want to just yank NVInject, because I have a 1530 with the 1920x screen, and I must retain full resolution. Can anyone help me get my laptop back to running with working suspend? I don't want graphics acceleration. I don't use it for video, games, whatever. Its purely a dev machine, mail client, and high resolution text editor. I need it to not require a reboot every time i move between meetings again. thanks
  4. Dell Embedded WWAN Card for Sprint/Nextel (Novatel 5720) now working fully! Just took a bit of fiddling to figure out where things need to go. in the file /System/Library/Extensions/IOSerialFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleWWANSupport.kext/Contents/Info.plist you need to be updated to reflect the device id. replace the AppleWanDeviceNovatelUSB stanza with: <key>AppleWANDeviceNovatelUSB</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.driver.AppleWWANSupport</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>AppleWWANSupport</string> <key>IOProbeScore</key> <integer>10000</integer> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOUSBDevice</string> <key>idProduct</key> <integer>33076</integer> <key>idVendor</key> <integer>16700</integer> </dict> and also, in the file: /System/Library/Extensions/IOSerialFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleWWANSupport1.kext/Contents/Info.plist update the idProduct and idVendor values as above in both the AppleVerizonInterface0NovatelUSB and AppleVerizonInterface1NovatelUSB stanzas. It may just be easier to search/replace all '8464' with '33076' and all '5130' with '16700' in both files. (I did that, and it worked fine) now do: touch /System/Library/Extensions and bring up the System Prefs -> Networking dialog. Hit the + button, and it should say its installing a new device, Novatel Wireless CDMA. Create the Novatel Wireless CDMA connection type and select it. Hit Advanced below login/password, select the WWAN tab, and change Vendor to Novatel, and Model to CDMA. Hit Okay. Now hit Apply. (Explicitly Applying before trying to connect is critical) Then Connect, and watch it go. This message was posted over my embedded card via the sprint network. Speedtest with this configuration shows 600kbps down / 350kbps up. This should probably work for other dell embedded WWAN devices as well, just change your device/vendor id to suit. Also note that it creates the device /dev/cu.wwan, which you can talk to directly with AT commands. Update November 29. 08: Success reported by a Verizon user with their version of the 5720. The idProduct value needs to be 33075 instead of 33076 above, but otherwise it should just work.
  5. Okay, I was missing SMBIOSResolver.kext, which allowed me to sleep, and TurnLidOn.kext, which allowed me to wake from sleep. So, working perfectly now. So, a note to others, as it hasn't been made explicit yet: SuperHai's TurnLidOn.kext works for M1530 as well. I used Sonotone's DellPackage to speed things along initially (2.8) which was great, and that should have SMBIOSResolver, EHCISleepEnabler, PowerManagementbundle, and TurnLidOn added to it. (ideally as default options for M1530, if sonotone gets that far with it So, awesome. Now all I have left is getting my Novatel 5270 embedded CDMA card (413c:8134) to show up as a USB modem so I can use it to connect. System Profiler identifies it on the USB bus, but it doesn't show up as an interface in Network system preferences panel. (it takes AT command sets like a regular serial modem... should be the same for all dell-supplied embedded WWAN cards if we can get it to work). Seems like getting it to show up as a USB modem should probably be just a matter of identifying it as such in a plist somewhere, anyone know where (or have other ideas)?
  6. I want to confirm 70by's approach to fixing M1530 sound. Now consistent through about 20 reboots. I seem to have diverged from The Way somewhere regarding Sleep though, and am hoping for some assistance. Sleep causes an instantaneous complete reload for me. Any ideas? Thanks