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About Martin255

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  1. Just wanted to report that the latest ISO worked perfectly with a Snow Leopard retail image on a C2D SL9400. I created the VM in Workstation 7 running on Windows Seven, then moved it in Ubuntu 9.10 to open it with VMWare Player. It runs unbelievably well for such a 'weak' CPU and only 2gb RAM (total). So many thanks to Donk and all those who did the hard work, I never thought setting up a SL VM could be this easy.
  2. Lenovo #43Y6511 Atheros based mini pcie card tips?

    Hi, I would be really interested to know if it worked out for you because I am in the same situation (Thinkpad X200s, don't want to use a modified BIOS). In case the card does not work out of the box, have you tried the solutions of these threads ? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=135572 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=138351 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=61260
  3. Common partition

    Both OS can read/write FAT partitions natively.
  4. Has anyone gotten the GMA X3500 working?

    Google is your friend, guys: Leopard: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=135360 Snow Leopard: http://blog.thestevo.com/2009/09/x3000-and...ow-leopard.html
  5. Thanks for your reply, mitch. Just to see what would happen, I tried to boot with the old DSDT.aml after I updated the BIOS: it is as stable as it was before, so I don't think I will make a new DSDT for now. I am waiting for some new DSDT fix to justify taking the time to do it (the native SpeedStep fix looks promising, but it it still a bit blurry for me).
  6. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I want to be sure that updating will not brick my new and shiny SL install: will I need to create a new DSDT.aml after I upgrade the BIOS? Currently, I use DSDT for audio, ethernet, reset CMOS fix and EHCI/UHCI. My board is a P35-DS3P rev. 1.1, by the way.
  7. GMA X4500

    Here is the lspci output of a X3100 MacBook. Also I got my hands on a second HDD for my laptop, so I will do a test install later today to be able to help with the testing. lspci_out_MacBook.txt
  8. GMA X4500

    I tried to make the diff but I realized that Xorg has only one driver for all Intel integrated video chips, so I did not know what to compare. I searched in the driver log to see what was added when the X4500 was first supported. Here is what I found, I am not a programmer so it does not mean much to me, except that there are not many modifications: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf...5c2dcc8273daf66
  9. GMA X4500

    Here is the IOReg output from a plastic MacBook with a X3100. ioregoutput_MacBook.txt
  10. GMA X4500

    I can provide that when my girlfriend comes back from work tomorrow with her MacBook. I will also give a shot to the diff between the two BSD drivers if I have some more time tomorrow.
  11. GMA X4500

    Just reporting that I finally got 1440x900 working using the consono method. It's not the easiest solution, but it works! Also to all those asking for 'someone' to port the BSD driver or whatever, please stop. I know how you feel, I did just the same as you a few months ago, but it won't be happening. The X4500 was released almost a year ago, and if someone capable was interested in taking such a hard and tedious task, he would have come forward by now.
  12. GMA X4500

    OK guys, I found a simpler way to get higher/widescreen resolutions to work. This is only a variation on the grub2/915resolution hack (at least it works using the same principle), but it is way simpler to use. In this thread, ryuu123 shares a patched version of Chameleon v1 allowing Vaio P users to run OSX at 1600x768 (without QE/CI). I thought that I could try to see if this patch also allowed higher VESA resolutions on a X4500MHD, and yes, it works! So if you already use Chameleon v1, simply replace the 'boot' file in the root folder of your install with the one provided in the Vaio P thread, and voilà: you can set "Graphics Mode"="1280x800x32" in com.apple.boot.plist. Please note: THERE IS STILL NO QE/CI SUPPORT, THIS IS NOT A DRIVER. Also, I could not get 1440x900x32 to work. The system boots, but the image is awfully mangled. If anyone has an idea on this, I would be glad to hear it. ryuu123 is ready to share the source of the patch if someone wants to take a look at it.
  13. GMA X4500

    Wow thanks! That's actually the most useful hack I have seen for this card. I'll try when I have a bit of time.
  14. GMA X4500

    consono, when you say 'other widescreen resolutions', what do you mean? I thought VESA could not support anything higher than 1280x800.
  15. GMA X4500

    I can go up to 100 euros. It is not much considering that with a working driver, I wouldn't have to buy a OSx86 compatible netbook.