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  1. Kwaaku

    Dell Optiplex GX520

    I was wondering the same FliBip, but wasn't planning to post until I had tried more by myself. Software Update to 10.6.8 broke my install, also 2 more attempts using combo update & replacing AppleACPI and IOPCI(?) kexts wath 10.6.7 versions also unsuccessful. I just removed sleep enabler to try and get 10.6.8 running, system continually reboots after perhaps 10 lines of text. e2a: just read post 220, will try folllowing the instructions in the link.
  2. Kwaaku

    Dell Optiplex GX520

    I think i'm beginning to feel that way too. Thanks for that link, I missed "Dutchhockeypro"s post. Already reflashed to A11. I have installed XP pro . When the headache wears off I'll give it another go. Thanks again Dellmantt
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    Dell Optiplex GX520

    Thanks for replying so quickly Dellmantt. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] after updating with the 10.6.7 combo update just because it had the facility to install kexts, rebuild caches & reair permissions without any terminal usage. I am not afraid of terminal, but repairing permissions etc in terminal can be a bit repetitive after the n'th time. I originally installed Snow Leopard on my GX620 using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], but wasn't happy with my install. When I installed using your method I used that install to create my "donor" usb drive. I have the feeling that I will end up re-installing everything from scratch, even making my DSDT.aml again. I'm just putting it off for a while in case I can avoid it. Another thing I didn't really explain properly is that I had problems making my DSDT.aml. I have the A11 BIOS, and the DSDT I extracted woudn't compile due to a stubborn error. "2621 error - invalid combination of Length & min/max fixed flags (both in OS x and Linux) oldnapalm took my unpatched, uncompiled version and just set the relevant length mentioned in the error to 0, applied a couple of patches (GMA950 desktop & DTGP), compiled & uploaded it for me. He was so quick I just used the version he made for me rather than making my own. Anyway, my point is that if others have the A11 BIOS and didn't get this error when compiling, then maybe my BIOS is corrupted. I may need to download it from Dell again & re-flash my BIOS. There were some intermittent faults on the GX620 over the last 2 years or so. Unfortunately I think I need to install XP to re-flash the BIOS using the Dell A11 installer. Perhaps I will install XP, reflash my BIOS, re-make my DSDT.aml & install. Then see if it fixes my error. So, just to be clear: the only patches I need to apply are GMA950 desktop & DTGP, nothing else for audio or usb etc?
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    Dell Optiplex GX520

    Hello everyone Many thanks for the guide Dellmantt, it was very helpfull. It took me 2 or 3 days, with a few problems as usual (for me). My GX620 SFF is now running 10.6.7 with the 10.7 vanilla kernel. I have only 2 problems, my slimline IDE dvd drive (TSST) doesnt work and I cannot wake from sleep. I made a patched dsdt.aml (thanks oldnapalm for helping with my error) and followed the instructions in this guide almost exactly: the only differences being that I used MyHack v1.14 and chameleon R5 r699 with patched boot file. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] after updating to 10.6.7 to install kexts (IOUSBFamily rollback, FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement .kexts). When I select the Disk Burning category or CD&DVD drives under System Preferences I get the everlasting colour wheel and have to force quit. I also get an "IOATAController blocking bus" warning sometimes during shutdown. Any ideas how I could get my IDE DVD drive working? I was expecting that sleep might be tricky, but the DVD problem was unexpected. I have tried extracting IOATAPIProtocolTransport.kext (or similar) from the 10.6.3 install DVD & installing in my /Extras folder. The DVD drive light came on briefly but did not work. Any help would be appreciated.
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    DSDT editor and patcher

    Many thanks for getting back to me so quickly oldnapalm. I notice you have attached what appears to be a compiled version of my DSL file. I am very grateful, but wondering if it has had the 2 patches I mentioned applied? I will get cracking with it & try to find out for myself. I have been eyeing up this computer as a potential Hackintosh for 3 years now, at last I have it in my hands!
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    DSDT editor and patcher

    Hello oldnapalm/MaLd0n I hope you dont mind me jumping into you thread, but I have spent most of the day trying to extract my DSDT from a GMA950 desktop computer (Dell Optiplex GX620 SFF) with only partial success. I think I managed to extract my DSDT in Linux, but could not get it to compile into a DSDT.aml file with IASL because of length errors. I then tried running this DSDT editor in os x. I can extract my DSDT, but when I try to compile it I get 1 error and 19 warnings, which I think are preventing me from compiling it. The error says "2621 error - invalid combination of Length & min/max fixed flags". The "Fix it" button doent seem able to fix this error. Here is the (DSL) file I saved using the DSDT editor in os x:dsl.txt (I added the .txt suffix so I could upload it) Please excuse my ignorance, this is my first contact with DSDT, rather than distro's & kexts. Any ideas on how I could fix this error, or generate my patched DSDT? (I wanted to use the GMA950 desktop & DTGP patches) I am also wondering if I might have an error in my (A11) bios, requiring re-flashing.
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    IBM ThinkPad T42 hackintosh

    I installed Kalyway 10.5.1 on my T42 2373-F1G (also xxx 10.4.11 rev2) and found it the easist version to install by far (havent tried kalyway 10.5.2 but used combo update to get to 10.5.2 succesfully). I tried several times to install it without success. Heres what I was doing wrong, or more correctly how to do it right. Install with pc_efi and just leave it for a long time, and then reboot with the disk still in the drive (for he first reboot only). I only discoverd this when, trying to install for the n'th time, I left it installing & went to the pub for 3 hours. Seriously, it takes an unfeasably long time (over an our with a blank screen) although this probably was made worse by my only having 512Mb or RAM at the time. It was a long time ago, and I posted about it at the time.
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    TPM in OSX, success anyone?

    not much of a response , ah well never mind. one thing I have found out is that this software expects to find an Infineon TPM chip. I have Atmel, so it wont work unless I alter the relevant info.plist to match my setup. Still murky
  9. I am a fan of TPM chips, however info is always hard to get. found this download: (TPM SETUP) http://darkside.cometway.com/content.agent...le&name=007 which would seem to allow the TPM to be used in OSX. Havent found any references to it online. It is meant for "pure" mac's, but my IBM has a lot of similar hardware. I know my TPM is an ATMEL model. Does anyone have any experience with this software? Just finished trying to get my TPM and FPR working in Kubuntu Hardy. Software but no driver for TPM, FPR works but bug with KDE prevents normal boot (using Thinkfinger). Been advised that FPR can be made to work with Fprint, so thats my next project. After that will try to get my TPM working in OSX, using the download listed above. can anyone shed any light on this? looking rather murky at present
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    fingerprint reader

    Thanks for quick reply caai_thinkpad was reading the thread about microsoft FPR; someone posted that UPEK FPR's only work with the associated Thompson Microelectronics chip. That seems to be what we have. I am still very new to OSX. Have been focusing on Learning oSX rather than the Hackintosh side of things. Find it harder to learn than Kubuntu/Linux, probably because theres less useful info & help available -or its just harder to find.
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    fingerprint reader

    caai_thinkpad I found the relevant Info.plist in the installer as well. As far as I know Pacifist is just for extracting and viewing packages. So you might need another app to alter the .pkg before installing. I cant find the relevant Info.plist (installed inside some .kext presumably) that the protector suite has installed. If you can tell me exactly which .kext is involved I think I can edit it. Whether it will work is anyone guess, but i'd like to give it a try. Thats how I have always tweaked problem hardware before. Editing the installer is more elegant but I would guess also more problematic. I need to insert ProductID=2016, VendorID=0483 (what is shown in Profiler for the Biometric Device). Bit surprised that he VendorID needs altering as it is a UPEK device. Who knows, maybe they use a different ID for OEM devices. Thanks Macgirl, helpfull as always. I haven't booted up into OSX for a while. Just couldnt face another Info.Plist
  12. Kwaaku

    fingerprint reader

    installed suite, had exactly same problem as caai_thinkpad. I also noticed that no other option was available except easy install mode. In profile manager it list the FPR device name & id string. But without the Eikon device or a working setup it's hard to know if they are the values that the protector suite expects to find. Still, maybe there is a work around. I'll put some (minor) effort into looking for it. Any connection with the TPM chip & i'll bail out, had my fingers burnt before.
  13. you would look way cooler in the internet cafe, sitting with you ray-ban's on drinking you low-fat skinny wet latte wilst banging out an "urgent" email to anybodys guess who
  14. Glad Im not the only one who can see this "mirage" of mac value, particularly second hand. I am now skint, and am not looking to buy anything above the food&drink level. Must have walked past the Mega Apple Shop 50 times now, not the sightest urge to enter. Still, it's all relative. I grew out of the thrill of new gadgets many years ago, but if I was rich enough I'd buy a fat new mac. Still think Ipods are for the birds tho
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    fingerprint reader

    Update: Just looked on the Thinkwiki.org site & it states that the fingerprint reader on my T42 is actually made by UPEK. So in theory it should work with this software. I have found it to be an excellent source of Hardware Info for Thinkpads. If you want to check out your T43: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:Models Fingerprint reader listed as STMicroelectronics listed for my T42, in Windows & Linux the reader is always listed as as a USB1 device. I never managed to get my USBUHCI kexts dependency problems resolved, either in tiger or leopard. USB2 devices work fine but the only USB1 device I tried never worked properly & then broke after a week (optical mouse). I would like to get my reader working too, thanks for the link caai_thinkpad. Its a start.
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