Jump to content

i.wanna.corndog

Members
  • Content count

    55
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About i.wanna.corndog

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé
  1. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I was just about to order a Wind when I came across this: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?threadid=900039 Only around $360! The specs look very similar. Does anyone see a reason why I shouldn't try this out? Thanks. EDIT: As a side note, it looks like this comes with the X4500 graphics chipset, which could be excellent news since it seems Apple will be using this chipset in some of its upcoming notebooks.
  2. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Do you guys think it would be possible to get an OS X compatible USB sound card and then to solder the connections to allow the integrated mic and headphone ports to work? I may have to give this a shot.
  3. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    This might be a dumb question, but has anyone tried this driver: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=36520 ? There is an ALC888 driver listed there; I don't know if it works.
  4. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    OK sweet, thanks guys. I'll give it a whirl once I can manage to buy a Wind.
  5. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    I have a quick question: I know that we've already established that it is fairly easy to set up the Wind without the need for a disk image, but if I wanted to make a restore image, how would I go about doing that without having to make an image of the entire drive? I've used dd on Linux in the past to make a disk image, but I don't want an 80GB image if OS X is only taking 4-6GB. Personally, I think it would be handy to have a disk image if I screwed something up and didn't feel like going through the entire install process again. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks! BTW, a big thank you is in order to paulobrien and meteparozzi. You guys have done a great job in making it easy for people like me to put OS X on this machine. I'm really excited to be getting mine, and I can't wait to show it off to my mates!
  6. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Has anyone updated the camera firmware and tested it in Leopard? Any differences? I'm hoping the firmware update will correct the erratic camera behavior that has been previously observed. Also, as I previously asked, could someone confirm that no Wind modifications are necessary for the Dell 1490?
  7. i.wanna.corndog

    Need a Kext Hack (8187SE)

    Hey everybody, We're trying to get all the bugs worked out on the hardware of the MSI Wind, a new ultraportable. So far, this laptop appears to be one of the most compatible with OSX86 we've seen yet, but we need your help! The WiFi card uses the Realtek 8187SE chipset. Based on previous issues such as this, it should just take a little hacking to modify the regular 8187 kext to work with the 8187SE. Here's a link to Realtek's 8187 kext: ftp://210.51.181.211/cn/wlan/87_Mac10.4_v1309.zip Here's a .diff file that shows the differences between the Linux 8187 and 8187SE drivers: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/15863454/rtl8187se.diff I'm not sure whether or not that will help. Does this seem possible? Thanks.
  8. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    So could someone confirm that, with the Dell 1490, no modifications to the Wind are necessary? EDIT: Also, are there 8187SE drivers for Vista? A friend has a Dell notebook with the 1490, and I'm going to see if he'll let me swap cards with him. Of course, I'll need Vista drivers so he can use my wireless card.
  9. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Quick question: AFAIK, it should just take a bit of kext hacking to get the stock wireless card working, right? (Since previous Realtek chipsets seem to work pretty well.) I haven't got a Wind yet, but once I do I'd love to help in getting the stock card to work.
  10. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Do you think a PPF could be made for the Kalyway disc to add some of the extras for the Wind?
  11. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    I didn't say there was a problem with Leopard, just that it might be beneficial to see if performance is improved on Tiger. Seeing as this isn't exactly the best of the best in terms of hardware, it might be worth it to check it out. That said, there usually isn't much of a slowdown from version to version with OS X. (I'm just saying that, if someone has extra time on their hands, I'd be interested to see the performance difference)
  12. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    OK, so who wants to do us all a favor and make a disk image of a fresh 10.5.4 install with everything working (that is, everything that works at this point)? This would be a huge help to getting other things working. I haven't gotten my Wind yet, but I'd love to know that at least *most* everything works. Also, has no one tried a Tiger install yet? I'd be interested to see if that runs better.
  13. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Here's a driver that is supposedly for the Netgear WG111v3 (which uses the 8187 chipset): ftp://210.51.181.211/cn/wlan/87_Mac10.4_v1309.zip Someone want to try it out to see if it gets the WiFi working (*crosses fingers*)...? (I also noticed that it is supposedly for 10.4, but I'd say give it a shot.) EDIT: In fact, you could try poking around in this directory: ftp://210.51.181.211/cn/wlan/ ... who knows, maybe something will work...I see a few 8187 references (though I think the Wind has 8187SE, which I don't see...)
  14. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    Wait...so do we have the Realtek Wifi working now? From: http://wind-osx86.wikispaces.com/10.5+Post-Install
  15. i.wanna.corndog

    OS X on the MSI Wind, Before it's Released

    According to this: http://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Wind-U100.9487.0.html , the Wind has the X3100...but I've seen GMA950 elsewhere.
×