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  1. Darwin 11.2.0 Atom Kernel for HP Minis

    Does anyone know whether this kernel works with the Atom N2600 series ? Since the HP Mini 110-4100 series PC all use the N2600 Atom CPU, I wonder whether this kernel can work with the OSX installation ?? Looking forward to any experience on that.
  2. I have attached the plist files of smbios and com.apple.boot for your reference. Basically there is no need for you to change the smbios.plist unless you want to change the model of Mac you emulate. For the com.apple.boot.plist, you can set the graphics mode on boot up, change the timeout before the autoboot, replace the NVCAP with the value from your video card (the 0641 is the device ID of my video card), and the default PciRoot of the display (either 0 or 1). The most updated 64bit Snow version of all the patched kexts can be easily found in this forum with a bit of search or in some other sites of collections e.g. http://www.insanelymac.com/2009/09/downloa...pard-3264-bits/ http://www.kexts.com/ http://cid-8b65993ef55cf014.skydrive.live....Snow%20Leopard/ Those I listed are really what you need in HP 7700. Forget all the others. If you generate your own DSDT file, you can dispose of the NVinject. Using DSDT simple editor is probably the easiest way to do so as shown here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=211705 The latest DSDTSE can be downloaded from here: http://www.osx86.es/?p=610 However, you need to update the iasl compiler within the DSDTSE application from the latest version found here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=189272 The AsereBLN bootloader from myHack_Installer seems to be the best booter for HP 7700. http://osx86.sojugarden.com/category/myhack-utilities/ Hope these help. smbios_and_com_apple_boot.zip
  3. Snow does work in HP DC7700. 1. Make sure a PCIe Display Card is used instead of build-in Intel Graphic 2. Use Empire EFI (http://prasys.co.cc/tag/empire-efi/) to install to Hard Disk. Check this video (http://www.youtube.com/user/sn0le) http://www.youtube.com/user/sn0le#p/u/9/5e4-1EeM9q4 3. Install the necessary kexts for HP DC7700 in /Extra/Extensions folder * IOATAFamily (patched) - patch the ICH8 Serial ATA key string of info.plist with the Dev ID of your motherboard SATA controller (should be 2820) in AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext within the PlugIns folder * FakeSMC - must have * Disabler - must have * NVinject - no need if you have DSDT generated * NullCPUPowerManagement - must have but you ALSO need to remove AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement and AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kexts in /System/Library/Extensions * Intel82566MM - needed only if you use the built-in ethernet * ApplePS2Controller - driver for the built-in PS2 keyboard & mouse if you don't use their USB equivalents * AppleACPIPS2Nub - must go together with ApplePS2Controller * NVDANV50Hal (patched) - may not needed, depending on your added video card. Not necessary if you have DSDT generated. The patch is to put in the Dev ID of your card in the info.plist * AppleAHCIPort (patched) - patch the IOPCIPrimaryMatch key string of ICH8MAHCI with the Dev ID of your motherboard SATA controller (should be 2820) 4. Edit the smbios.plist and com.apple.boot.plist in /Extra folder to emulate the Mac model you want and set some startup parameters Better generate and put a DSDT.aml file in /Extra too 5. Install the proper bootloader for booting OSX. Not all bootloaders are created equal. See the list of Chameleon variations here (http://prasys.co.cc/2010/02/list-of-compiled-chameleon-builds/#more-2514) The one installed by Empire EFI does work with HP DC7700 but takes a long time to boot. Cheers ! (last Edit 30 Mar 2010)
  4. Believe me. The only solution is to have a PCIe display card installed instead of using the built-in Intel Graphic.
  5. HP dc7700 failed to install Kalyway 10.5.2

    I did install various distro version of Leopard (iPC, iDeneb, Atlos, xXx etc.) to HP DC7700 successfully. The key is to install a separate video card (whatever you choose) instead of using the onboard Intel video graphics. There is no workaround for this.
  6. ICH8 Patch with ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5]

    The key in running OSX in HP dc7700 is to install a PCIe graphic card into the machine in place of the built-in Intel Graphics. As simple as that. Believe me. It works only as such.
  7. Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    I find that replacing the NVDarwin.kext with NVinject.kext gives the same performance but correct identification by System Profiler. For your per use. NVinject.zip If it doesn't work, swapping Display-A with Display-B and vice versa in the info.plist of NVinject may do the trick.
  8. Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    I have the same issue as whitepony. My inno3D 9400GT has exactly the same device id and NVCAP. Using the Kexts (v1.5.34) from tazs_10, it is still listed as Unknown NVIDIA card but apparent all functions are supported. I did the XBench test and check in OpenGL Extensions Viewer and it seems everything is working. inno3D_9400GT.txt Please see attached screen capture.
  9. Thanks Dr Hurt for the detailed instructions to make the GMA950 works in my HP Compaq dx7200 running OSX 10.5.6 (iDeneb). Before this, I use the stock kernels and issue the boot argument "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@75" to the Chameleon bootloader on drive selection to set the desktop resolution. Later I patch that into the com.apple.Boot.plist file in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration to automate that process and there is no video artifact with display or the mouse. Just that you lack the flexibility in switching the desktop resolution on the fly. Anyway, there is a typo mistake in the text file "How to patch DSDT for GMA950" - no. 3 in the last paragraph concerning recompiling the DSDT.aml should read as "drag the DSDT.dsl" instead of "drag the DSDT.aml". I followed all the description, including the -newHPET option. The first time it didn't work because of the lack of the tools that were missed out. I downloaded the second time with all the tools attached and got the dsdt.aml compiled with no errors except for 12 warnings. The first time I booted up with the new DSDT.aml I was dumped to a screen with only the desktop hard drives without the top menu-bar and the bottom dock. I was puzzled and launched the System Profiler in /Applications/Utilities. It showed that the Display was in 800x600 resolution while my LCD monitor Philips 170S in 1024x768. I tried to access the Displays PreferencePane via launching the /Applications/System Preferences but its window didn't show up !! Having explored for a while, I noticed that there were in fact now 2 display desktop screens that were available with the dsdt.aml patch and I was in the secondary mirror page without the menu-bar. So I moved the cursor to the invisible screen space and luckily was able to drag the opened System Preferences window from the primary screen to my current desktop. From there I was able to move to the primary display via the Arrangement tab of Display PreferencePane by moving the menu-bar around to suit my need. As to the site of insertion of the new codes, my dsdt.dsl doesn't have the "Scope (_SI)" either. I just find "Scope" and you should be ok by inserting the segment of code just above that section as illustrated by the "how to" instruction. I hope this can help our forum members in making use of the patch.
  10. iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Released!

    I use the native drivers in 10.5.5 in 1280 x 1024 x 32 resolution. It isn't slow. However, it could be if in 1600 x 1200. Just trim down your resolution to see.
  11. Broadcom BCM5752 [14e4:1600]

    check this: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry907294 It may give you hint to make yours work.
  12. iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Released!

    yes, there is. edit the file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and insert the lines: <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1600×1200×32</string>
  13. The spotlight turns to notebooks

    Though many express their opposition to the black strip (and glossiness) around the LCD screen, I am sure it is implemented in design not without its own reason. If you are in the AV field playing with projectors, you will note that a thick black border is a common feature for projector screens and in cinemas. Not that it will make any measurable difference to the scientific specification of the picture in display but various studies have showed that our eyes and mind will be cheated easily to feel a better visual quality in terms of the screen color and contrast. It is cheap and takes up little screen space but will have discernible perceptive effects. Hence, in all Apple's display, you will see this design, from notebook, iMac to the new Cinema display.
  14. My personal osx86 story!

    I think the members of the Hackintosh community deserve such tribute by Astronomy. There is really such a huge collection of valuable information here amidst all the "noises" that one may easily be lost even with the powerful google search engine. The reason to run OSX in other than an Apple machine can be myriad, to each his/her own. I remember my early days in Secondary School when exposed to Apple II clones which had led me to my purchase of my first Apple Quadra 660 when I got money from my first paid job. We were still the extreme minority in the computer world, especially in Asia, and I constantly needed to handle Windows PC at home (for my wife) and at work. I couldn't recall how many times I had reformatted my wife's PC because of disk error and virus infection. There was a time when there was massively virus outbreak with outage of my home and office PCs, leaving only my Mac working with which I downloaded the PC virus scanner in floppy image to rescue my PC. What a joke ! Now I have only Macs at home but still I have to use PCs in my office due to corporate issue and software deployment. With no Mac laptop, hence, I have to transform my office PC into hackintosh.Though I am not allowed to install anything (no administrator right), the PC is not prevented from booting from external devices (?an oversight from the IT) and that started my journey into the hacintosh way. I have learnt much in the InsanelyMac forum before my real attempt to install OSX onto an external USB HD, greatly aided by now the pre-packaged distros from various contributors like Leo4All, iDeneb, iATKOS, Jas, Kalyway . A few hiccups were encountered (an old Pentium 4 PC) but all solved with time spent and diving down into this sea of information. I am now free from the torture of Windows and have to give my sincere thanks to all contributers in the forum.
  15. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    Marvellous ! Now the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit BCM5752, of ven id 14e4 and dev id 1600, is fully supported in my HP Compaq dx7200. Thanks for the attachment. AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip