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  1. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Hi Vladlenas, worked great! Many thanks Sorry Grandefede but my memory of upgrading to Lion is a bit vague as everything went smoothly. I followed what the guys posted in here, basically downloaded Lion from MacStore, unpacked and installed or mounted to a 2nd Hard Drive, copied vlads pre installation extra folder to it then proceeded to install Lion, once installed I then copied vlads post installation extra folder accross. I also followed the steps on page one of this guide as a reference during the whole process. Like I said it's too vague and I might of missed a few facts here, maybe if I had problems I would of remembered the steps clearer! What step are you getting to before it fails and what happens when it fails ? On a side note, it appears I still have the Fermi Freeze 2 times in 4 days the laptop has frozen with little dots creeping along the top left of the screen. First time was browsing some flash web-sites and multi-tasking pretty heavily. 2nd time was messing on with SD cards, previewing and copying etc. Will have to see how things go...
  2. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    It seems sl1pm4t you may be on to something. After around 6 hours of being switched off, I turned the laptop on and the camera works. I've changed nothing since the last time it was not working, strange!
  3. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    It's the built in cam, although maybe its connected via USB internally ? More than likely, but yes I've tried many system restarts aswell as playing around with a load of settings. Unfortunately I made a clone of the drive after the web cam stopped working and I really don't have the time to start a fresh
  4. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    My webcam suddenly stopped working. Photobooth and Facetime both cannot see a camera device. I've looked through my kexts and replaced my extra folder with the one vlad posted but still no luck. It was working one minute, I downloaded a few apps and configured a few things like mouse behaviour, time machine and volume controls etc. When I tried facetime again no camera. I've tried rolling back chameleon, different macbook pro models in smbios and changed various boot flags but I just can't seem to fix the camera issue. It's not a major issue in anyway but I would like to have the option to use the web-cam now and again, any ideas anyone ?
  5. Never-mind, I worked out what the solution was. What I needed to do was boot into Windows 7, run a privileged command prompt then use diskpart command to set the Lion partition as Active. During the process of installing Lion I must of somehow set the Windows 7 partition as active and not realised. I hope this helps someone out in future
  6. I wonder if any of you guys could help me on this one. I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop to which I had SL 10.6.7 installed working pretty good, but suffered from the fermi freeze quite often. I eventually gave up trying to stop it freezing and went back to Windows 7 for the time being. I also had no problems configuring Chameleon boot-loader with the many options available, changing themes etc. I've only just recently upgraded to Lion 10.7.1 via the app store and now have everything working pretty well and so far without the dreaded fermi freeze fingers crossed so far. My hard drive set up is, as far as I recall: MBR configured with 4 partitions as follows 1 : Recovery 2 : Windows 7 3 : DellUtiliy 4 : Lion I have Chameleon installed on the Lion partition which I installed using the provided installer then choosing the appropriate partition. I did this immediately after installing Lion. I also created the new org.chameleon.Boot.plist with a few settings such as the menu timeout and default selection etc. I even tried using Chameleon Wizard to confirm I was putting everything in place. The problem I am having is that no matter what I do, as soon as the laptop boots I get the standard plain text boot options to select which partition to boot from. This stays on until I select one and press Enter. I've tried rolling back a few Chameleon version but to no avail. I've searched the net and can't find anything specific on the issue. To be honest I am now at a loss. Does anyone have any suggestions for me to try ? Is it maybe related to MBR partition scheme and Lion + chameleon incompatibility, baring in mind it worked fine with 10.6.7, but I'm just guessing.
  7. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    After following this guide a few months ago, I had SL 10.6.7 working great apart from the Fermi Freeze. After trying numerous possible fixes like many others, I gave up in the hope that a common solution be found or the new Lion fix this and so went back to using Windows 7 for day to day things. I've only just had the time to try upgrading my 10.6.7 install to Lion 10.7.1 which I purchased via the app store. Following the rest of the posts in here, I now have a nice working Lion install on my XPS 17 (l701x). So far (only 2 days or random use) no freezes but with fingers crossed! Thanks again for the guys posting how to do this. I do have one small problem related to the bootloader but this is unrelated to the laptop more of a generic config problem so I'll ask in another forum for a possible fix.
  8. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Great stuff , apparently no fermi freezes on Lion, maybe I'll try installing it one day. Was installation straight forward Vlad?
  9. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Oh I guess there is a 2GB model then, like Vlad says, it's just cosmetic ? My system has 6GB but would pick one stick up as DDR3 and the other as DDR2 running at almost half the speed of the DD3 one. This was just cosmetic but I fixed it with entries in smbios.plist. As far as the update goes, I installed 10.6.3 retail disc and immediately applied the 10.6.7 combo update which I'd pre-downloaded from apples web-site onto a usb drive, I had no problems applying this.
  10. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Sorry not Vladlenas here but until he comes here is what I can gather, I don't have the same laptop as you however: 1. The changes I think he has posted pretty much all of his changes in his Extra.zip and Kexts.zip which he has attached previously, look back a few pages and grab those. 2. I was under the impression that the GT435M all had 1GB and not 2GB ? I could be wrong... 3. I think Vladlena' modified AppleHDA.kext file will fix your problem, also available some pages previously. 4. It looks like the SD card reader is not working for now. Hope this helps and I'm sure Vladlenas will be around soon to clarify.
  11. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Yeah it appears that some users do not have any problems at all even with an identical software set-up, it's really strange. And no, although it freezes sometimes during a game, it also freezes while browsing this forum or even doing nothing at all. Such a pain. However since the latest nvidia drivers and your updated files Vladlenas, the freezes are far less frequent. I'm now in the process of testing with a video in the background, yes it will hurt games FPS but for general use and web surfing it should not be a problem, after all a quick reboot is all that's needed to load windows 7 for games
  12. Hackintosh == Huge Power Bill

    It would surprise me if the computer was the cause of this. Over what time period is that bill ? What was it previously ? Is the computer on 24 hours a day now where it may of barely been used before ? There's a lot to factor in that would have nothing to do with the computer such as tumbl dryer, lights being left on etc etc have you looked at all avenues ? Give more info if you can but even if OS X was causing your computer to draw maximum power. unless it's on all the time then you would barely notice a change in your bill.
  13. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    After applying Vlad's files I am still getting random freezing, it has happened 3 times since last night with longest uptime of around 3 hours. Tjesis, I am pretty sure yours will still freeze as I am using the latest drivers and it had no effect (although responsiveness improved). It looks like we and many many others are suffering from the dreaded "fermi freeze", Google it, it's a bit disappointing reading the hundreds upon hundreds of people suffering the exact same thing, there's also a post on this forum too. It also appears to mainly affect systems with GF104/106 core GPU's. The one thing that seems to help people the most is to run a video in the background with VLC or the like, it takes up around 5-10% GPU but seems to minimize the freezing, I have not personally tried this but I will soon. It looks like we will have to wait to see if the next lot of updates fix the problem, although it doesn't look too good. Then there's also Lion a little round the corner which could be promising but we can't discuss that. Big thanks to theslug for creating this excellent guide and Vladlenas for helping me and others out! If anyone is struggling to follow the guide or would like a hand setting up their L701X which is the same spec as mine then send me a message and I'll help as best I can *Edit Not forgetting what SteveRings said, I was going to attempt to try the app suggested but didn't realize that it cost money which I normally wouldn't mind but for a quick and hopefully in the future unnecessary fix I thought I'd give it a miss, that's what started me off looking about and found out about the fermi freeze in the first place. Thanks for that tip
  14. [GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

    Hi Vladlenas, I've put those files into my installation. Once I've had time to test stability I'll report back. Thanks for taking the time to look over my logs and helping out Although not on topic as this is a general OS question, the solution is, open System Preferences, select Language and Text, click Input Sources, tick Dutch.