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  1. I was wondering if there's been a solution to the issue with HP Broadcom cards. I have a DV6 with what's apparently a Broadcom BCM4312 and when I used this method a while back, everything but the wifi card worked. At the time I tried using this, which was about 6 months ago, there was no working wifi solution besides using a USB wifi dongle or replacing the card. Has this issue been resolved? I was able to get the card semi-working in Leopard but for some reason, it hasn't shown up at all in SL. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. The kext didn't work however the message when you click PCI in System Profiler has changed. Now it says there was an error gathering PCI information whereas before it just said something along the lines of "no information." The added string is definitely there and my WiFi card has had some success on 10.5 so I know it's possible but I just cannot seem to get everything to click (no pun intended) in 10.6. It's reaally starting to aggravate the stuffin' outta me!
  3. Broadcom bcm43xx wireless driver [beta]

    I have the exact same issue with the exact same card though I have an HP DV6. It's frustrating since the kext is loading as you can see it in system profiler under extensions, but the kext isn't recognizing the card even though it lists the Device/Hardware IDs. I think it has to do with the actual computer and not OS X, though I was able to use a specific kext in 10.5 and get it working about 20%, but it just does not want to associate at all in 10.6 no matter what I do. Why does it have to be WiFi I can't get working on my laptop?! >.<
  4. I have a DV6t and I was able to successfully get everything working properly except for two things. The less important thing is the webcam which works but the picture is all grainy and discolored. Is there a way to fix it? If I open up photobooth, the webcam light is on and I see a picture but I get blueish and purpleish "snow" in the picture and it's extreme unattractive. If anyone can help me fix the color of the webcam then I'd be extremely happy. Second but more important item needing fixing is the WiFi. I have a DV6t with HP's Broadcom card but no matter what i do, OS X will not load up the driver. I used DPCI and saw the device/vendor ID to be 14e4:4315 and I modified the AirPortBrcm4311.kext to include that device/vendor ID in the list but nothing seems to be working. One thing I find to be very ironic is I was able to use the attached kext on 10.5 and it partially worked. What I mean by that is it only loaded about 20% of the time and if it didn't' load it would freeze the bootup. When it did load the wifi light was all messed up and became half red/half blue when on but full red when off. The WiFi worked 100% when it was loaded but loading it was the problem. And it was also on 10.5. When I tried installing it on 10.6, when verbose bootup was finished there would be a white cursor as if the screen were an entire black terminal and would blink blue about every 3 seconds. The system became useless and would not boot to the desktop. Thankfully the OSXRepair partition was able to fix it for me or else I would've had to completely reinstall the OS. If anyone can help me enable my WiFi card, I'd be EXTERMELY happy. I don't like having my laptop be stuck on ethernet for internet. It's just extremely frustrating since the WiFi card can work, it has worked on OS X (albeit a different version) but I just cannot find a way to get it to work on this install. The guide was fantastic and I thank all who helped contribute to making it. Thanks. AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext.zip
  5. I've been a member of InsanelyMac for quite a while and have attempted to install Snow Leopard on my DV6t with partial success. If possible, could someone help me out with figuring out the best method to install SL on my HP DV6t? My specs: This is a custom built HP laptop (from HP's site) so I don't think someone could provide me with a proper EFI string Intel Core i7 Q820m @1.73Ghz NVIDIA GeForce 230M Realtek RTL8168D/8111D ethernet Broadcom WiFi card Synaptics PS/2 keybaord/touchpad IDT High Definition Audio Codec Intel AHCI That's all I think that matters. I can never seem to get my graphics card to be fully supported, I always have to boot with busratio=20, my WiFi card driver loads 20% of the time, and I feel like my system's functionality is half-baked. Can someone guide me on what I should do? Should I use a distro or should I do a Vanilla install? I just can't seem to get everything to work properly. I've looked all over the place and I just cannot seem to get my graphics card to fully function no matter how hard I try, as in it doesn't support full resolution and QE isn't supported. I've tried an enabler but they either crash the system (kernel panic) or it ruins my install with a black screen and a blinking cursor. Not many people seem to have the 230M and the 210M/240M driver doesn't seem to work properly. With my WiFi card, I install the Broadcam WiFi driver but it doesn't always load. If it loads then the system works fine. However if it doesn't load, the bootup hangs and it could take several restarts to get the driver to load. It gets EXTREMELY frustrating to the point I never want to turn off my system. And does anyone know if any of the new SL updates removes the busratio=20 boot flag requirement? If anyone can help me or link me to an appropriate guide, I'd REALLY appreciate it. Thanks.
  6. I got a new HP laptop around the release of Windows 7, a HP DV6t. My laptop has the Quad Core Core i7 Mobile 820 processor at 1.73Ghz. I've tried a couple of times to install OS X Snow Leopard on here but I've been having many issues. I'm a complete N00B at this and on my old HP laptop, a Core 2 Duo laptop, it seemed to be a LOT easier to install OS X. It seems to me that the iDeneb Distro seems to be much easier to install but I'm wondering if Snow Leopard is really worth it. My computer's specs are: Core i7 820 1.73Ghz NVidia 230M Broadcom b/g (Windows doesn't say the model but I think system profiler said it was a 4312 but I don't remember) Realtek RTL8168D/8111D IDT High Definition Audio Synaptics Touchpad A63WYW5E IDE Controller I think those are the important specs and I apologized if I missed something. When I installed Snow Leopard last time, I had no WiFi for whatever reason, and the driver I used on the Leopard Distro would mess up my installation somehow. When I launched OS X in verbose mode, it would load everything and then the screen would keep on blinking an underscore looking character; it was very weird and made my installation useless. As N00Bish as this might sound, can someone help me out with this? I have a custom computer from the HP website (for the DSDT or whatever) and I don't have a second partition or an external hard drive to use. The closest thing I have to an external HD is an 8GB thumb drive. I also don't have an existing OS X computer to use so anything I would do would need to be off this computer. I have restore discs and such in case I need to reinstall Windows so I can try things out numerous times without worry. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can help or point me in the right direction. Thank you :-)
  7. hello, i just got an HP DV6t quad core with the new mobile i7 processor. I'm trying to install Mac OS X on this machine since it's not much of a gaming machine and I hate windows. My problem is that when i try to install a distro, it just restarts as soon as I try to run the distro. It doesn't run in verbose mode or standard mode and cpus=1 makes no difference. i'm completely lost and I REALLY want OS X on my PC. I had a DV5t that ran the distros but had an intel wifi card. Now i purposely got the system with a broadcom G card for this so I have this system purposely for OS X...just i can't get this darn thing working. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :-)
  8. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    I sent you an email if you need any help (a while ago so I don't know why you haven't responded :-/). I don't currently have OS X on my system but I can put it on if you need. I have a DV5t with everything working except for my 5100 card :-(. I need wifi on laptop! lol
  9. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    OMFG, YOU'RE BACK!!!! I hope I can FINALLY get my wifi working again. I'll be glad to help!
  10. Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN driver is available?

    this isn't some sort of joke, right?
  11. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    sorry guys, i seriously didn't know this was a fake; that's why i posted it to see if it was.
  12. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    I have an idea....a guy I know's friend made a driver for this. I tested it but nothing happened. If one of you guys wants to take a look at it and see what might be the problem, that would be great! I don't know if it's just a fake, but if someone could take a look at it and try and fix it up, that would be a GREAT help! Intel_Wifi_Link_5100.kext.zip
  13. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    he's not coming back. You all are getting your hopes up now. It's been about 3 weeks since we last heard from him. Sometimes, you gotta learn to cash in your chips. If he comes back, great, then we may get a driver. if he doesn't, then you gotta realize that maybe he was just playing us or maybe something happened to him. We dont know; but if we keep our hopes up, then we'll just feel even worse after 3 months of not hearing from him. I was REALLY looking forward to the driver just like everyone else did so don't think i'm just trying to upset you guys, but i doubt that it's going to be done at the present situation. That's all i have to say for the time being.
  14. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    So are you implying that you can somehow make this card airport compatible by making the OS pretend it's a Broadcom card, or am I mistaken? How long will it take for there to be a testing driver that one who has this card can use?
  15. Intel Wireless Drivers [OSx86]

    FINALLY! Someone is working on an Intel Wifi 5100 driver! Maybe one day it will work via airport...but this is great!
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