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  1. [GUIDE] Leopard on an XPS 1330/1530

    I've been away from OSX for a while (was trying Win7 and blew up my OSX install) and I am going to re-install it. Quick question I had, does it matter which version my retail OSX DVD is? I bought it back in Dec of 2007, I think its 10.5.0. Didnt know if this would cause any issues and following this guide, or if I should try and find a 10.5.6 image somewhere, or if its possible to slipstream my 10.5.0 to 10.5.6 (or other version in between) to make the install go smoother?
  2. Intermittent Login Issues

    Nope, but I just loaded the page in Google Chrome for the first time, and it took my password on the first try.
  3. Intermittent Login Issues

    I know I am still having issues. I cant log in through the main login button, but can for a reply to a thread. Tried using Safari 4.0 beta (PC) and IE 8. Dont know if its browser type/version related.
  4. [GUIDE] Leopard on an XPS 1330/1530

    I've not been able to work on my M1330 install in over a week, but one question I have regarding it and its touchpad: should the touchpad (with the proper drivers on this site, think they were from macgirl's thread or sonotone's installer?) function identical to the way it functions in Vista? Maybe I didnt have something installed right, or at all, but the touchpad was erratic at best for me, and I could never get it under control in OSX. Since I dont plan on using a mouse, if I cant get the touchpad to work as it does in Vista, then its pretty much going to ruin the whole move to OSX on this laptop for me.
  5. Is that the one labelled "Dell Inspiron_ISO" in sonotone's DFE's Boot-132 Resources Thread? Or is there an XPS specific ISO somewhere else?
  6. So I must have un-scannable finger prints, because regardless how I try it, or which finger I use, it always reports "Too short". Vista was having issues reading my prints as well. Could my finger print reader be bad on my new XPS M1330? And how would I go about testing it to see if I need to return my laptop? *edit* nevermind, I did exactly what the Tutorials said not to do, and got it working. Go figure!
  7. Using this method to try and do a retail DVD install on my new 1330. I've not been able to actually boot into the installer yet, the laptop hangs somewhere around initializing the LAN port (not connected), but I didnt get a picture of it yet at its hang point. My question is, in order to do this type of install on the 1330, do I need to be changing BIOS settings for anything, such as turning off AHCI mode, or speedstepping or force a cpus=1 or anything etc? Right now the BIOS are sitting at the default from Dell (version A12). I was able to get iAtkos v4i to install on the machine, and the drive is already formatted GUID style. I am trying to install RETAIL over this, as I prefer retail installs. Plus my retail DVD is old, 10.5.(0 or 1), does that make a difference? Just looking for any pointers from anyone that happened to do a retail install using the method above and was successful. M1330 specs: T8300 cpu, 4gb ram, Nvidia 8400GS 128mb, Dell 1505 wireless, Dell 355 Bluetooth, after-market hard drive (so I could return it in original condition if I wanted). I dont think there were any other options/specs out of the norm.
  8. [GUIDE] Leopard on an XPS 1330/1530

    Well I am lost. I just got my XPS 1330 yesterday, popped out Dell's hard drive and ram, and put in newer/better versions I had purchased from newegg. Booted up, went into BIOS and disabled everything CPU related (speedstep, virtualization, flash cache, etc) and tried to then boot off my Kalyway 10.5.1 DVD (which I first used on my desktop machine). It hung at the point in the picture. So I tried to use sonotone's CD with my retail OSX disc (10.5.1) and it hung in the same spot as well. I'm not seeing any glaring errors being reported, but it was hung at the point in the picture for 20+ minutes before I finally shut it down. Anyone have any ideas? I am currently grabbing iATKOS 4i, and a newer Kalyway disc (10.5.2) to see if either of those would work. Fearing that my LAPTOP was DOA, I put the original Dell drive back in and booted into Vista SP1 just fine, everything was working on the computer except that I could not get the finger print reader to read my fingerprints. XPS Config: Intel C2D T8300 CPU 4 GB DDR (2x2) WLED 13.3" screen Nvidia 8400GS 128mb video card 160GB hard drive (tried in ATA and AHCI modes) High Definition Audio Dell Wireless 1505 Dell Bluetooth 355 module
  9. Well this is interesting. I was not able to reboot/shutdown my retail install setup, it would turn the monitor off, but the system would stay on. So I installed the AppleACPIPlatform.kext that I was using on my Kalyway install, and now reboot/shutdown works. But my Model Identifier has changed from OEM to "MacPro3,1" with this change. So my question is, is this expected behavior for changing that one kext, that it would also change my model identifier? And more importantly, how do I go about finding what AppleACPIPlatform.kext Kalyway used on the install so that I can get a copy without the need for the Kalyway disc in the future? I'm assuming it used a modified kext, and not just an older version, but here are the version.plist files (first is the original from clean install and second is copied from Kalyway install): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>BuildVersion</key> <string>102</string> <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key> <string>1.2.1</string> <key>CFBundleVersion</key> <string>1.2.1</string> <key>ProjectName</key> <string>AppleACPIPlatform</string> <key>SourceVersion</key> <string>1240000</string> </dict> </plist> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>BuildVersion</key> <string>18</string> <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key> <string>1.1.0</string> <key>CFBundleVersion</key> <string>1.1.0</string> <key>ProjectName</key> <string>AppleACPIPlatform</string> <key>SourceVersion</key> <string>1180200</string> </dict> </plist>
  10. I tried using that one, the Rev. 6 version, but that option was removed because it was causing crashes in Disk Utility. Right now I am using AppleSMBIOS-27 from netkas. Both report "OEM". And I copied over the one I was using on my previous install (believe it was also netkas' -27) but that was a Kalyway 10.5.1 install and reported "MacPro3,1". Could I edit the SPMachineTypes.plist file in /System/Library/SystemProfiler/SPPlatformReporter.spreporter/Contents/Resources and add an entry for "OEM"? (also editting the Localizable.strings in the English.lproj directory). I presume something like this (for the plist file): <key>OEM</key> <string>Abit IP35 Pro</string> and for the strings file: "OEM" = "Abit IP35 Pro";
  11. So I have pretty much gotten my system installed with the full retail disc as described in this thread, but one annoying thing I have is that my Model Identifier lists the computer as "OEM". I cant seem to find where to change this at. How do I get it back to "MacPro3,1" or something of my own choosing?
  12. [HOW TO] GFX-EFI Tutorial for NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB (G92)

    This is a great HOW TO, so much so that I just ordered this video card to upgrade my 8600GTS 256mb card. Question I have though, I am in the middle of re-installing my Hackintosh via the retail DVD onto another hard drive, and I wonder if I can jump the gun and install the EFI stuff for the 8800GT card prior to actually installing it (swapping out the 8600GTS) and booting the new drive? The only thing that seems like it might be an issue is the Device path, but would that change any from my install? If not, then I could just run gfxutil to get the address of my PCIexpress slot and install everything for the 8800GT, and then be ready to shutdown, swap cards, and reboot into the new system? Also, would there be any issue on Step 5 in my case? I would think I could just go ahead and move the new kexts from the graphics update, and install the correct ones for the card, set permissions and modes, all without rebooting since I wont actually be running off that new drive at the moment?
  13. temp monitor?

    I contacted the author of this software regarding an issue I was having (his software reported CPU temps in low 30's C, BIOS was at 50C). His reply to me was: I'm hoping I can find some other temperature monitor software that will accurately work with my setup.
  14. Abit IP35 Pro + Kalyway 10.5.1 kernel panics

    And from your sig: I'm seeing constant temps in the low 30's on my CPU. But I am noticing some very irritating fan noise fluctuations. I cant be certain its the cpu fan or gpu fan without opening the case up again (I plan to do that tonight). But I am curious how you have your uguru stuff in bios setup. If I recall (and I didnt spend much time in the uguru section) there is fan control in there for the cpu. I am wondering if I am temps set wrong somewhere causing the slightest increase in load (i.e. moving the mouse) to increase the fan speed. If my CPU's cores are running under 35C, I see no need for massive fan speed. On my old AMD rig, the cpu (X2-3800) ran below 30C and most of the time the fan would just turn off! Anyway, if you can give me an idea as to how you setup your fan controls on the cpu I would appreciate it! Everything else seems to be working great!!!
  15. Succesfull install on Abit IP35 Pro

    Thought I would report my success now! Everything seems to be running very smooth and stable with the setup in my sig. Only minor issues like I had to add my CPU info manually into the "About This Mac" screen, and the LCD on my Z-10 speakers isnt working with the driver/app yet. Very happy overall!