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    Volume Control won't stop turning up!

    Thank you so much, antst! That completely solves my problem! When I found my debian install doing the same thing I was able to search linux forums for the solution.. It turns out that the volume knob on the u300 sends a keyDown signal, but never sends a keyUp to signify the button has been released... OSX thinks that you're holding the button down continuously.
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    Toshiba Satellite u300

    I'd be interested to know what revision of u300 you have, I'm guessing there are subtle differences between the 20-or-so models out there... I've tried a few different wifi cards in this thing, the broadcomm airport clone, a few intel cards, a couple atheros ones, and none of them seem to work. Still no luck on the integrated LAN card either. My version is a canadian one and it seems the american version's bioses are updated more often (and are completely incompatible ) I've downloaded the phoenix bios editor and some microsoft dev tool to compile the ACPI bits and in the coming weeks I think I'll take a stab at debugging why my pci-e devices aren't detected properly.
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    Silicon Image 3114 RAID

    I'm sorta going out on a limb here, and I'm not really sure... but anyways I don't think it'll work the way you think it will... I was under the impression that that was a "fakeraid" controller, where it's only hardware raid at the bios level and is actually software raid handled by the os and drivers... My motherboard has one of those built into it and I was told if I ever wanted any chance of dual booting I'd have to get a real hardware raid card... which isn't to say it won't work, but if it does you'll probably need to reinitialize the array and lose your data... at which point you'd need to use osx exclusively, you couldn't dual boot... at least that's my understanding of those raid controllers... I could be wrong...
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    MiniPCIE Problems

    well what gets me is that somehow ioreg, system profiler etc can't find the deviceids, yet by the fact that the kext is loaded, I can tell that the kernel at least at some level sees the deviceids and knows to load that particular kext....
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    MiniPCIE Problems

    Hmm... Well I wonder how it knows to load the kext to begin with... It really seems like it can't see the card at all, but yet the kernel knows to load it... very odd indeed...
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    MiniPCIE Problems

    Bump... Am I the only one who has this problem? Has anyone had similar problems and managed to fix them? This is driving me crazy... no internet = no point in trying to use OSX for day-to-day activities.
  7. I've been having issues getting my lan and wifi working with every single version of OSX I've tried... So far I've tried the following cards: Atheros 5007x b/g card the laptop came with Intel 4965 bgn card I upgraded to for N capabilities Broadcom 4311 airport clone - bought with the impression it might be easier to get working Realtek 8136 LAN built into the laptop So far I've tried the following copies of OSX: Brasilmac 10.5.1 hand-patched original 10.5.1 dvd KALYWAY 10.5.1 Zephyroth 10.5.2 rev2 Tubgirl 10.4.10 IATKOS 10.4.9 IATKOS 10.4.8 Under any of these configurations I'm unable to get my LAN or WiFi to work (both pcie devices).. I've tried all the appropriate kext's, I've made sure the deviceid's were in the info.plists, I've tried patched kexts for IO80211Family.kext, IONetworkingFamily.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext, IOACPISomethingorother.kext, and probably several others. So far, none of the cards have ever shown up under System Profiler, or in the network configuration utility, or in ifconfig, or in ioreg, or otherwise shown any hope of ever working. I've downloaded a couple programs (Duddie's PCI manager etc) which show all the devices on your system, and each one of them correctly shows both my lan, and whatever wifi cards I have installed at the moment, as well as their deviceid's etc... but the kernel itself can't seem to find them. In this thread and this thread people have mentioned toshiba has notoriously buggy DSDT tables in their BIOSes, and after doing a bit more digging I found this is a common issue with non-windows OS's and buggy crippled BIOSes... the linux folks have found workarounds, but I can't figure how to apply that to OSX. Oddly enough, after me installing half a dozen kexts and fiddling with it for hours on end, I've noticed that (despite no mention of my card in ioreg) that kextstat says com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx is loaded... not sure what to make of that, considering I have no airport icon and there's nothing in network configuration (in fact, I can't click any buttons in network configuration, it's completely empty, and it sorta locks up if I try to add a location, clicking "done" does nothing.).. also /Library/SystemConfiguration/Interfaces.plist is empty... I'm wondering if skipping the "Do you already own a mac" welcome loop by touching .AppleSetupDone may have caused my network to be unconfigurable... Anyways, I digress... Does anyone have any idea how to patch the DSDT tables into the kernel?
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    Broadcom BCM4311 Mini-PCIe

    In case you're curious about the DSDT errors, here's a page explaining the problem and how to fix it (in linux anyways..) http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Fix_Common_AC..._of_the_Problem Also, you can try this thread, where someone has patched a IOPCIFamily.kext to detect cards and buses misconfigured by the BIOS... though I haven't had any luck with it.
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    Broadcom BCM4311 Mini-PCIe

    I'm going to go ahead and bump this old thread for no other reason than to correct MacintizeD, and to say I have the same problem... I have a similar laptop, a Toshiba u300, and have been having insurmountable problems with PCI-E devices with every version of OSX. I've tried so far: the Atheros 5007x WiFi card that came with it, an Intel 4965bgn card (known not to be working, but I hoped it would at least be detected), and a Broadcomm bcm4311 card I bought specifically because I thought it would be the most compatible.. as well as the Realtek rtl8136 LAN built into the laptop. None of these devices are detected by system profiler, and after trying dozens of patched kexts, making sure my hardware ID's were in the Info.plist's, I've not been able to get *any* of them to work. Reading up on the matter, it seems there's a problem with the way the laptop's BIOS allocates the PCIE bus and reports it to OSX. Apparently this is called the DSDT table, and laptop manufacturers spend little time debugging this part of the BIOS, only ensuring compatibility with windows. Despite the fact that some utilities can detect the card, OSX's kernel cannot communicate with it. Here's a thread about that. If anyone has any more info I'd be delighted to hear it... from what I can tell this is an unresolvable issue. MacintizeD: Thanks for your misguided help, but the card is not detected and the kexts aren't loaded.. therefore there wouldn't be an en0 in NetworkInterfaces.plist, let alone 2 of them.. even if there was one, it would not be associated to any hardware, the kexts aren't loaded. Also, I can't seem to find the wireless_support.pkg you speak of.. this thread is the only google result for it.
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    Toshiba Satellite u300

    Hi there... Yes, I tried both install options, both kernels, both drivers... as far as I can remember the 8100 driver did nothing, and the 8139 driver would give a MAC address of 00:00:00... the keyboard and mouse would glitch out and the system would hang after 5-10 min... it always said cable disconnected, and I was never able to use it. To all the people asking about wifi, I ended up giving up on the atheros (I was also having issues with it in linux) and bought a broadcom 4311 (which has been known to work), which also didn't work on my system. I'm guessing there's a problem with the pcie bus or the way the laptops bios addresses it. I noticed something odd when I installed a little program which basically does the job of lspci in linux... it was able to detect my wifi cards and display their correct deviceids, but I didn't persue it any further. I've basically given up on osx since without internet it's useless to me.
  11. For everyone who's asking where to download the source, check the first page of this thread... or, if you're lazy, click here: http://iwidarwin.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ For everyone who's complaining about downloading xcode, in case you didn't know it's included on your original leopard dvd. You *do* have an original leopard dvd, right? For anyone who needs instructions on gathering logs and posting them, read this: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=71779
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    in the bios if it only lists one drive, there should be another option called something like "Hard drive boot priority" or something similar... otherwise some bioses will let you press a certain button during startup to bring up a boot selector... on toshiba laptops it's F12, on hp laptops it's esc, on dells I think it's F8... look for some words that flash across the screen really quick when you first turn the computer on.. it should say "Press F12 for Multi-Boot Selection Menu" or "Press ESC to change boot order" etc. if you want a simple, short-term solution, you can just boot from the leopard dvd and let it time out.. it should boot off your hard drive.
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    pci wifi / bluetooth card - apple remote ?

    drunknbass: the first pic you posted is a mini pci card.. the second is a mini pcie card. they are not compatible. the latter is what you'd find in a more modern laptop. I don't personally know of a bluetooth / wifi combination card of any sort, particularly one that would work in osx, but for what it's worth, search ebay for "mini pci airport" and you'll find dozens of actual apple wifi cards that will fit in your laptop. as far as bluetooth goes, I've heard some success stories with those $5 usb dongles you can get on ebay.
  14. Here's how I accomplished it, I followed directions in this thread once I had vista and osx both installed and both with broken bootloaders... (I was getting HFS+ Partition Error) Then once I'd gotten those two straightened out with their boot sectors installed all nice, I went and installed ubuntu.. installed grub to the mbr, and let grub take care of everything. by the way, a big problem I had getting vista to boot was that it refused to fix its problems... the startup recovery thing would either find no problems, or it would wait 15-20 minutes to tell me it doesn't know how to fix it. I found out that there's a command line that does everything the startup repair wizard does, only it's instant and it doesn't fail all the time... it's called bootrec, and the options are bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot Hope that helps! It's really frustrating and really time consuming, I almost ripped my hair out a few times, but in the end it's worth it! Good luck! edit: I have no idea why, but I actually wrote the second half of this post as a reply, but somehow they got condensed into one post, and the board software ate all my formatting... VERY ODD.
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    Help me build my computer!

    The motherboard screws screw into little brass pegs that are sticking up like a half inch off the steel backing of the case. (called standoffs) Make sure you have installed these standoffs, you're not trying to screw directly into the baseplate of the case, also make sure you only have standoffs where there are corresponding holes in the motherboard. Some motherboards have different screw layouts, and if your motherboard has vital exposed circuitry where another motherboard has a hole, that standoff will be pressed against the bare wires. (this is a very bad thing.) here's a google image search result for "standoff" in case you're confused: http://www.kenyada.com/mobo%20standoff%20008.jpg