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About Branhower

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  1. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on Asus EeePC 1000HE

    I managed to get Snow Leopard running on my 1000he with the guide that was written for the 901. This is phenomenal stuff! The only thing I found messed up so far is the fact I can't join Wireless-B WiFi networks, which really doesn't matter since there's only one I need to connect to, and I dual-boot with Windows 7 anyway. Edit: There was one thing I forgot to change. All is good now.
  2. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    The only things I can see happening with your first issue are fakeSMC.kext or the Null power management kext not being installed correctly, or the bootloader not loading the properly. And I never installed RC3 onto the EFI partition, I heard there were a lot of issues when people attempted to do that. I just installed it on the OS partition. Besides, I had to anyway because the drive I cloned the install to uses MBR. I know, it's amazing isn't it?! Anyway, I don't use the mic, but I heard people had success with the VoodooHDA.kext and the pref pane. I kept getting a lot of memory errors when I installed and used the pref pane, so I got rid of it. I also used VoodooPower.kext for power management; in the 901 pack. Works pretty good.
  3. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Hi Branhower: I downloaded your files and looked through them. Some thoughts: I notice you have ApplePS2Controller and also VoodooPS2Controller as well as AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext. - Try replacing all three of these with the VoodooPS2Controller.kext included in my zip. I don't think you need all this. I tried only using the Voodoo, but the trackpad didn't work. I theorize that the Apple Nub kext fixes this. Do you need LegacyAppleRTC_32bit_Only? What happens if you remove it? I read that if you install that, the DSDT becomes less important. I included it for redundancy, to make sure everything works. Do you need PlatformUUID? What happens if you remove it? I needed it to get this thing to boot. Plus, it resolves all UUID Error 35 issues if you put the install partition's UUID in the plist file of the kext. I'll link to a guide on how to do that. I believe with your setup your machine is running full speed all the time (which will be poor for battery). Try installing VoodooPower from my zip into your /S/L/E. You can monitor your processor speed by downloading and installing CPU-X. If you stop doing anything; you should see it drop to 800Mhz. Thanks for the tip, even though I was getting amazing battery life already. I'm running at 997MHz now (typing this stuff on the desktop). Can you post the lspci.txt file you got from OSX86Tool.app? I'd like to compare hardware strings. Already done. If you have a spare USB drive; would you try formatting fresh and following my instructions exactly (for the 901) using my zip files; boot off USB, and tell me what does/doesn't work? I have a feeling it might just work as-is or with some really small tweak. Other than the LCD itself and possibly a few other small things; I think the 1000he is really similar to the 901. The combination of kexts you are using is similar to what I was using earlier in my testing; and I found I could improve a bit with the ones I used. ^Yeah, following the guide to a tee would have yielded more successful results. The Device ID of my graphics chip match yours! Most of my problems were user errors. I will be SO happy if you track down that DSMOS issue. I've been racking my brain for days. I just don't know what causes it. If you get any clues; send them my way. I have a feeling it has something to do with fakesmc.kext. I took a look through that KEXT, nothing suggests that. It may be a countdown in DSMOS itself. I noticed on all first boots I did, it always took exactly 60 seconds for it to load completely. It only happened that one time for me, the rest of the time I get a ~20 sec. boot time. For me; I use sleep always....as it just instantly goes to sleep, and almost instantly wakes up. But I can imagine that I would power down more often if I had a 30 second boot time :-) - I never use sleep, I just close the lid and call it good. Of course then I have to re-start my apps and stuff. I dunno; I guess I prefer fast sleep to fast power up still :-)
  4. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    This guide modified for a EEE PC 1000he Here's my experience with the EEE PC 1000he: 1) Desktop hackintosh or real mac for setup 2) USB hard drive that you are OK erasing 3) Retail Snow Leopard DVD or image of it 4) ASUS eeepc 901 5) Files here: EEE PC 1000he Files (rev.2, forgot about VoodooHDA) Getting Started: 1) There's No Step One! 2) Connect the USB hard drive to your desktop machine and Partition the drive. One partition GUID (let's call it "OSX"). 3) Install Chameleon-2.0-RC3-r658 onto the USB hard drive. Just install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 following the directions in doc -> readme. There are basically only three command lines you will need to enter to install, as you will see in the doc. NOTE: If you have never installed Chameleon RC3 before; now is a good time to test. You should be able to connect the drive to your eeepc 901 and hit esc at boot to boot off the drive. You should get the Chameleon boot loader. If you don't; go back and figure out what you did wrong. If it looks good, connect your USB drive back to your desktop and continue with your install. 4) Either insert your retail Snow Leopard DVD or mount your image now. 5) Finder -> Go Menu -> Go To Folder /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages double click OSInstall.mpkg Follow the Menus to install Snow Leopard onto OSX. I de-selected the printers to save space and selected everything else. You may want to deselect everything to save even more. 6) Turn on owners so permissions transfer correctly: sudo /usr/sbin/vsdbutil -a /Volumes/OSX 7) Place the Extra folder (from included zip in EEE PC 901 files) in the root of OSX, also put the dsdt.aml file in there 8) Copy all the Extensions (from the included zip) into /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions/ 9) Repair Permissions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/OSX/Extra sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions 10) Remove kext cache sudo rm -rf /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext 11) Make sure your eeepc is connected to Power for the first boot. Boot up the eeepc from this USB hard drive and go through the normal OS X Welcome stuff and set up your user. When you power up your eeepc 901 with the USB drive connected, you will want to press Esc key until the boot option menu shows up. This will allow you to select your USB drive to boot off of it. 12) After installation; you should run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility. You can also improve your sound quality by installing the VoodooHDA prefpane, which is included in the PrefPane folder. Just double click to install for all users. What works Now: Video (1024x600), Video Playback, etc. Webcam (Photo Booth and iChat) - XP version only (Linux version used different webcam; and we don't have drivers) (I got the XP version...) Sound Wifi (all models have the same card, at least in the US. I heard Europe got the Broadcom chip) Trackpad (plus two finger scroll, three finger right click, double-tap drag) Keyboard Bluetooth Battery Display Processor on-the-fly Speed Reduction (for increased battery life) Hardware buttons control backlight (but no on-screen indicator) Shutdown Restart Ethernet Time Machine Things To Fix: Brightness automatic on wake The solution is available; but it's cumbersome. It involves installing CHUD and a couple other programs. I prefer just hitting the brightness key. Creating your own DSDT.aml is probably the best solution for this. Boot is slowed by 60 second at Waiting for DSMOS... This happens every time; I'm assuming if we create a custom DSDT this will go away? - This happened the first boot for me, after that it boots like normal Sleep: Any form will lock up the computer. Once your system is working to your liking; just copy it over to your internal HDD drive. Partition your HDD just like the hard drive, and Install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 on your HDD. Then just use SuperDuper! to clone your hard drive over to your SSD. You can now boot off your internal HDD!
  5. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    No love for Chameleon 2 RC3?
  6. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Don't be surprised if I don't get back to you all for a long time, got a full day of college ahead. I'll go ahead and PM some of the mods I made for your guide when I get the time.
  7. [GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard Install on eeepc 901

    Booyah, fool! Finally got a working SL install on the EEE. Very happy. Haven't tried the dsdt.aml idea yet, but from what I read; it saves a lot of issues And I'm apparently stuck in 800x600, but I can add an entry into com.apple.boot.plist that force-boots it into 1024x600 and 32 bit color mode, so that's an easy fix.
  8. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    I found a properly compiled dsdt.aml for the 1000he, but this just reduces the time it takes to get to the error . Still on "launch_msg(): Socket is not connected". If it helps, here's a quote from a "bug" line: "Bug: launchctl.c:3557 (23930):17: ioctl(s6, SIOCAIFADDR_IN6, &ifra6) !=-1" And then it goes to create RAM disks, but fails with return error 0x6b. I read somewhere that editing the contents of IntelPIXATTA.kext fixes many hard drive related issues, which it seems like this is. Any confirmation behind that? Also, I'm not sure if the 1000he uses IDE emulation or AHCI for data transfer to the hard drive. I'm assuming it's IDE, since there's an "IDE Configuration" option in the BIOS.
  9. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    I don't even get to those DNSServiceRegister lines. I think I'll have to give up for now, I also tried the Boot-132 method, but it gets stuck after seeking a key boot file (can't remember off the top of my head). Maybe I can pick out the AppleAtheros.kext file from the 10.5.7 update and use that in Leopard (the EEE doesn't stand to benefit much from Snow Leopard anyway).
  10. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    Well, I bit the bullet and went GUID; after trying 3 modded OSInstall.mpkgs and modifying my own. Who wants to save a Windows install anyway??? And the wireless in the 1000he is now working! Thanks Apple! Edit: After installing, I'm getting a "launch_msg: socket not connected" error, will look into it tomorrow (I probably need IntelPIXATTA.kext, I Googled the error and it mostly seems to point to a hard drive issue).
  11. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    Did some searching, there is. I might have deleted the pkg instead of the mpkg, because it still told me I need a GUID partition scheme.
  12. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    I heard substituting "arch=i386" for "-x32" solves a lot of problems, but I'm not an expert. To Macinized: I've been waiting so long for the MacLoader to be ported to Snow Leopard. Off to try it on EEE-PC-1000he. The Leopard guide worked, so I'm sure the Snow Leopard one will work also. Anyone know if most Atheros wireless cards are working in this version? Also, does this have to be installed on a GUID partition table hard drive?
  13. Pardon my pessimism, but it can't be this easy! Going to try to install on EEE PC 1000he from an 8Gb SD Card, the reader is recognized as a USB device (thankfully). Edit: It wasn't this easy, but I'm assuming once I put together my own Boot-132 disk, it should work flawlessly.