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  1. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    Doesn't work for my 5752 on 10.6.8. Have you upgraded to 10.6.8 or 10.7 and got this to work? Thanks.
  2. Broadcom BCM5752 [14e4:1600]

    Same here. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry907294 doesn't seem to work for 10.6.8
  3. Full widescreen resolution (1680x1050x32) with QE/CI on my ThinkPad Z61m running 10.6.8. I modified jag787's instructions a bit for clarity: 1. Using any text editor, edit the info.plist file from ATIRadeonX1000.kext and change the following string: from 0x71461002 to 0x71451002 (because the dev id for the Mobility x1400 is 7145.) 2. Download a freeware program called softMCCS. This is used to extract your EDID information for placement inside the RadeonHD.kext info.plist. 3. Once downloaded, launch softMCCS and go to file->save EDID as->choose file type "viewsonic EDID file"->save your edid.dat. 4. Open this edid.dat file with any text editor, and remove all the white space from the beginning of the file, and remove the headers and columns (so essentially, you're left with rows and columns of xx data). Now format all of these xx data bits into groups of 8 followed by a space, so you basically have 32 chunks of xxxxxxxx data (xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx etc...). This code save as hex code in hex editors. And encode this hex file in base64 format(example totalcmd - encode file - mime). 5. Download RadeonHD.kext from here [05/26/2010 update]: madchicken fixed the cursor caused KP problem. Great job. RadeonHD.10.6.x.kext.zip 195.1K 10210 downloads ( 346.57K ) 6. Now copy and paste this code in base64 into the RadeonHD.kext info.plist file, under the section <key>EDID</key><data> 7. Install Snow Leopard using retail(10.6). (I used a bootloader/installer helper program which apparently shouldn't be mentioned here) 8. Update to 10.6.7 (not 10.6.8). Install other kexts if needed. Reboot. 9. Go to System/Library/Extensions. Keep a backup of IOGraphicsFamily.kext, IONDRVSupport.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext and AppleACPIPlatform.kext 10. Update to 10.6.8. Update your kexts if needed. Reboot. 11. Using Kexthelper, install your backup of IOGraphicsFamily.kext, IONDRVSupport.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext and AppleACPIPlatform.kext. Fix permissions. Reboot. 12. Using Kexthelper, install modified ATIRadeonX1000.kext. Fix permissions in Disk Utility. Reboot. QE/CI should work afterwards (try ripple effect when adding widgets in Dashboard) 13. Using Kexthelper, install modified RadeonHD.kext. Fix permissions in Disk Utility. Reboot. Widescreen resolutions should be available afterwards.
  4. GMA950 27a2 Vaio UX,TX ( IT'S WORKING NOW )

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much neos! I've a Compaq Presario C552US with a 27a2 GMA950 and it totally works! I downloaded Hazard's 10.6.2 distro then PPF'ed it with Hazard's DVD update. I installed it and it came with its own custom GMA950 kexts (not optional, can't uncheck it). The resolution was suboptimal and no QE/CI so I pulled out my old iPC 10.5.6 and got the GMA 950 kext there. I got the correct resolution (1280x800) but still no QE/CI. Then I used the stock 10.6.2 kexts from this post then replaced the Hazard 1.60 AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext with the 1.4.18 one from this post (found on the second page. 1.4.20 doesn't work for me.). I fixed the permissions of both the Extensions folder and the entire disk with your terminal commands. Restarted with -v and it works! Just changed the color profile to Adobe RGB (a bit purplish on default) and enabled Quartz Extreme with OSx86 Tools.
  5. Download Windows 3.1

    Nice attempt, ~pcwiz! Vista x64 won't work on Fusion so I wanted to try Win3.1. Then I realized that 3.1 isn't an OS and that I'd need DOS to run it so I looked for Win95 instead. Then I realized (again) that Windows 95 still looks and works pretty much like Windows Vista, which removes the novelty factor of retrocomputing. I've tried Mac OS 9 on SheepShaver (on XP, Vista, and OSx86) and System 7 on vMac and I recommend every MSFT-->AAPL switcher to try it. It gave me a nice, interactive history lesson that no Wiki article could parallel! There are still a lot of applications (especially for OS9) and games that can be found, through either legal abandonware or torrents. Classic emulation only ended after Tiger and OS9 was killed by Jobs only 4 months before WinXP SP1 was released. One question I'd like to ask (directed to pre-OS X MacHeads): was the Classic Mac OS more secure than its Windows (3.x, 9x) counterparts? Note: Anything older than System 7.5.5 is abandonware. Anything newer than that (7.6, 8, 9) is still copyrighted by Apple.
  6. I 1st installed Vista on my 1st partition (NTFS, this is the active partition), then I installed OSx86 (iDeneb 1.3) on my 2nd partition (HFS+). [i know the OP's talking about 2 HDDs, not 2 partitions in 1 HDD] Darwin Bootloader + Chameleon automatically detects both installations, so does VMWare Fusion 2 (detects it as a Boot Camp partition). Tried running it in Fusion then, but it says boot0: off. Anybody know why that happens? Do I need to do the chain0 method? It also says that VT is not supported: though that's my fault, I installed Vista x64 without realizing that my puny Celeron M is x64 but doesn't have VT-x. /facepalm
  7. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Also a Compaq C5xx user here. (C552US) I am annoyed that the wi-fi does not work even if it's the same model as the one from the airport card!
  8. Thanks max22 and twilight.lee! I finally installed 10.5.5! My own guide: This is perfect for people with: a.) a PC that has a busted optical drive and the BIOS doesn't support external optical drive booting; b.) a thumb drive or an external hard drive instead of a disk burner. And of course, they don't have a Mac lying around. (In case somebody else has to endure the same type of ordeal I faced. I nearly bricked 2 PCs!) Hardware: Compaq Presario C552US with 80GB HDD. Doesn't support external optical drive booting. Supports USB non-optical drive booting. Internal CD-RW drive is broken. Transcend 15GB USB thumb drive. (A 5GB drive is the minimum for this particular distro) Software: Windows Vista Ultimate x64 VMWare Workstation 6.5 Daemon Tools x64 (VMWare's native .iso reader doesn't work with Mac-format images) iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 (An old copy) of a ready-to-use 10.4.10 VMWare appliance. Easily found, just look in Google. Process: 1.) Install Tiger (or Leopard, though that's harder) in VMWare. Look elsewhere for a guide. 2.) Copy .iso to NTFS (FAT-32 if your distro is less than 4GB. OS X can read but not write to NTFS) formatted thumb drive then transfer the .iso to Virtual Machine. 3.) Mount .iso in VM. 4.) (In disk utility's partition tab) Format thumb drive to HFS+ Journaled. In settings make sure it's MBR. 5.) (In disk utility's restore tab) Drag and drop mounted .iso to the source box. Drag and drop mounted thumb drive to destination. Click restore. 6.) Restart PC. Make sure BIOS will boot into USB drive. Install! [uPDATE]: If your PC can't see the USB drive, download OSX86 Tools, then install PC EFI v8 on your USB! Notes: Personally, I had no trouble with the Darwin Bootloader (probably because iDeneb had Chameleon included). You may have to set the active partition in terminal in OS X or diskpart in Windows. I can easily pick between Vista and Leopard.
  9. Thanks for all the help, I installed Leopard on my Compaq already. I just used a VM and followed the instructions here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...142504&st=0 ([HOW TO] Install OS X without CD/DVD drive, but with a USB stick)
  10. My iDeneb 1.3 has Chameleon pre-patched already (I think. It says so in the Darwin boot sequence). Do I have to put Chameleon again? BTW, I have EasyBCD on the Vista x64 side of my partition. And I'm running Tiger on VMWare to do all the USB formatting and stuff. Sorry, I'm a complete noob when it comes to booting things.
  11. Thanks for the reply! I turned on "view hidden files" and "view protected system files" and everytime I format the stick -- no sign of directories and files. Oh yeah, and install helper tells me that my USB is not a hard disk driver or something like that. I installed Vista using the same USB stick so no problems there. I'll try your USB-CDROM advice if my 'thru-VMWare' attempt doesn't work. Thanks again!
  12. I'm using a 15GB USB stick, and I've iDeneb 1.3. Is it possible to do it with those? I'm running Windows Vista x64 on my laptop (we don't have a dvd-burner and my dvd reader failed) and when I try using the install helper, the start button is greyed-out. I also tried doing it with my other computer which runs on 32-bit WinXp, also greyed-out. I already tried re-checking and re-selecting the buttons in the helper. For the USB stick, I've quick formatted it to FAT32, (non-quick) formatted it to FAT32 using both Computer Management and diskpart (in cmd.exe). Computer management reads all of those as Primary and Active partitions. Of course, xcopy can't read HFS+ DVDs. Even when I tried using MacDrive to copy the .iso to the stick, it won't boot. Is it because the stick is not HFS+? (coz I notice that when I use install helper on one of my hard drive partitions it formats it to HFS+.) Help much appreciated.
  13. Your solution works elegantly on a virtual machine! 10.4.10 VMWare Appliance updated to 10.4.11: Made backup and restore scripts -> Ran backup -> Ran 10.4.11 update (after the update it said it didn't update properly/completely; asked me to redo update: I didn't) -> Ran restore -> Restarted! Thanks!
  14. Software That I have Tested So Far on OSX86

    10.4.11 Transmission (the BT client) works Shiira (the web browser) works Office:Mac 2008 works
  15. Tested Applications, Games, etc.

    Shapeshifter 2.5 doesn't work on my VM running a 10.4.10 appliance with the 10.4 Loginwindow hack. iWork '08 doesn't work too.
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