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  1. I just found this information and think it could become useful for kext development... If you use Wi-Fi on your laptop, there's an excellent chance you're using Atheros chipsets for your wireless networking. Atheros' silicon is in gear from Linksys, D-Link and Netgear to name but a few vendors. However, although Atheros has been popular, they haven't always been friendly to open-source and Linux developers. That has been changing over the years and now, thanks to Sam Leffler, noted open-source developer, the HAL (hardware abstraction layer) for Atheros' ath5k and ath9k chip families. This is another major step in opening up hardware for Linux, Free BSD, and the other open-source operating systems. Earlier this year, Atheros released an open-source driver for its latest 802.11n chipsets. While Atheros had long offered some support for Linux, it has always insisted on keeping its HAL code proprietary. Last year, an open-source alternative, OpenHAL, became available, but it wasn't completely compatible with the newer chipsets. Now, Leffler's efforts has lead to an open HAL. Looking ahead, Leffler wrote, "This means that in the future all fixes, updates for new chips, etc. will need to be a community effort." According to Leffler, Atheros also stated, "the Linux platform will be the reference public code base so folks wanting to add support for other platforms will have to scrape the information from there." What it all boils down to for desktop Linux users is that you can look forward to being able to wirelessly network any Linux on any laptop or desktop without a second thought. It's another great day for Linux users. Source "Computer World" Cheers!
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    Kalyway IATKOS Blinking Cursor Fix

    I have a really weird issue... If the machine (a desktop Gateway GT3020m) is turned off and you try to turn it on, it'll goes to the blinking cursor problem... no matter how many times you try to restart, is always the same. BUT...! If I unplug the power cable and plug it again (even without to wait a few seconds) the machine starts (starts instantly because I set it at the BIOS) and load the Chameleon/Darwin boot loader and everything goes fine! This is happen always the same (I reproduce the scenario a lot of times...) so I wonder if I may have a hardware issue added to the "normal" blinking cursor problem? I had also tried with Gparted to set the flags, reinstall Chameleon EFI from OSxTools and active partition at terminal and nothing seems to help. To add some info, I'm able to boot using the "iAtkos DVD install trick" or a "Boot Kabyl Bumby" instead... my HD is GUID and show 3 partitions at Gparted (first for EFI, flagged to boot -normally hidden-, second for OSx -almost the hole disk- with one word name, active and the third one, a small one named "storage" in FAT that I use to keep files and utilities to fix my instalation). I'm running 10.5.5 installed with iAtkos 4.1i and properly updated. Any ideas? Does anyone could try to reproduce this on your machine? All comments will be appreciated! Cheers!
  3. Probo

    About this Mac Graphics

    Mine File MacOSX.tif Cheers!
  4. Hi everyone I'm actually using an iAtkos 10.5.4 on a Pentium4-Intel MoBo hackintosh (everything working!) and wandering if there's a way to change the installation to work with BOOT132. That seems to be a easier way to manage the system and updates without worries Any help will be appreciated Cheers!
  5. Thanks for your answer! I have already installed the Kalyway upgrade to 10.5.2 and everything is working right now (audio also...). I even can install the MacarroPackage above? What I really look for is the Apple Graphics update Cheers!
  6. OK! I'm trying to follow... I just install a fresh iAtkos 10.5.1 then update to 10.5.2 with Kalyway Combo Update... the System Profiler shows me a Darwin 9.1.0 Kernel version and fix AppleIntel8255x.kext to make Ethernet work properly (the audio is not working yet)... I need to know what to do to upgrade the kernel and install the graphics update. I'll really appreciate your help
  7. OK! the specs are attached... it's a Gateway GT3020m I'm downloading the 10.5.1 you told me... Would you please send me a link to a guide or something to follow in the process? Thank you, Gateway_Support___Specifications.pdf
  8. Hey!! Take it easy!! I already have 2 Macs... a MacBookPro and a 20" iMac... but the Hackintosh one is intended just to learn how to do different things and take the challenge. Also... this is our second iPhone, a gift for my wife. So, you mean... this install is not a good one? (actually, it's working really good) and I assume you're pointing me to use a 10.5.1 because of the Kernel, right? Thanks for the quick reply!
  9. Hi, It`s safe to update directly from 10.4.8 (Darwin OKs-Computer.local 8.8.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Sat Dec 9 22:18:27 AZOT 2006; semthex:/nebukadnezar/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386) with this package? Sorry if its a n00b question, am just starting with hackintosh and I need to upgrade ASAP in order to use an iPhone with it (you know... Valentine's day) Probo.