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About JuanFerS

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  1. KwikkSilva, just give the stock kexts a try, trust me you'll not regret it... even if it doesn't work you will not lose a thing... just some time. I took the time to take some screenshots of my GMA 950 on 10.5.5, 10.5.6 with the drivers from the postinstaller and 10.5.6 with stock drivers. Check this out This is 10.5.5 after installation. After update 10.5.6 just the drivers from the postinstaller. Stock kexts installation on 10.5.6 Now, 10.5.6 with stock kexts
  2. Graphics are working perfect, no tearing at the moment, sound is working great. To test if your video is working as it should open the dashboard and add a widget with using the plus sign at the lower left corner, when you add just drag it to the screen, if it makes a "splash" animation when you throw it on the screen your video is good... if not install the drivers in this package taken from this post using Kext Helper repair permissions using disk utility (very important) then just reboot. The files should be: AppleIntelGMA950GLDriver.bundle AppleIntelGMA950VADriver.bundle AppleIntelGMA950.kext AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext AppleIntelGMA950GA.plugin To be honest, I know very little about driver tweaking in mac, but it worked for me. My wireless card is this one, lshw taken from linux *-network description: Network controller product: BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0 version: 01 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0 module=ssb
  3. This is my step by step installation of iAtkos i5 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 upgrade, please read it before trying. This is without sound, I did not care about the sound issues until I finished upgrading, then I just installed the one from Sonotone's Dell Laptop Post Installer (Sigmatel 9200) repair permissions reboot and I had sound. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 6400, with a 1.6 core duo, 2gb ram, GMA 950 graphics card. I have no idea if I was lucky enough to get this going or not, all I know is that it worked twice on my computer, once on my test partition and on my real partition, you may wanna clone the partition after the installation of 10.5.5 or not. I based all of this on info on posts by InkBlot and of course TheGreatDeceiver. Of course all the people whose hard work is the result of all the applications, patches, and experience that exist in this forum. Thank you. You will need: Laptop, VNC capable device (viewer), some strong coffee and patience, if it does not work for you then there must be something I did wrong or was lucky enough to get it right by doing it wrong. Installed system, iAtkos i5 (10.5.5) Bootloader > PC EFI V9 X86 Patches > Dcecrypters SMBIOS > Enablers Kernel > Voodoo 9.5.0 ACPI > x86 ACPI Disabler.kext Drivers > VGA > Graphics Update Intel > GMA 950 b System > SATA / IDE > Intel SATA, Intel AHCI SATA, JMicrcon Speedstep > Intel Speedstep b? should be the one from Superhai Laptop Battery NTFS-3G NET > both Realteks, intel pro, bcom 440x After installation reboot. Remember to press a key at the boot selection screen and type the cpus=1 flag. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer 1.4.1 Safe updates is a must according to InkBlot @ post#1929 DualCore Kernels 9.5 Repair Permissions and reboot and say goodbye to cpus=1 flag for now. In System Preferences > Sharing > Activate both Screen Sharing (on Computer Settings > check VNC viewers may control the screen with password: "type password here")and Remote Login just to be sure in case something goes wrong to ssh to the computer and try to fix it. Download the 10.5.6 do not download and install... just download. Download the stock 10.5.6 GMA 950 drivers from here Really important since you will have the "my usb drives do not mount" issue afterwards as I did, but with the help of TheGreatDeceiver from one of hihs previous posts on how he upgraded I saved these following kexts. Backup from /System/Library/Extensions/ System.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext seatbelt.kext Prep: Kext Helper, type in the password and put in this file (InkBlot) A terminal window: sudo su then type in your password. now enter the command: while sleep 1; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext; done It will just sit there waiting to catch the kext and delete it, that's why you need to enter the su password. Open Disk Utility.app and point to your installation Partition. Now, here comes the fun part... with those 3 things open: terminal waiting, Kext Helper with password+kext and Disk Utility ready to go, Install the update , when the updater finishes do NOT reboot, check if the terminal did the job by checking in /System/Library/Extension/ if you cannot find AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext it did the job. Install the missing kext to avoid having to connect a USB keyb+mouse Repair permissions. NOTE: At this point if you decide to continue you will see a black screen, that's why you need a device capable of accessing your computer via VNC. Now you can reboot. Remeber the good old cpus=1 flag... now you will use it again. The computer will restart, type cpus=1 and then after a few secs it will turn off again, do not worry, it does that, or mine did for that matter. When the computer restarts, cpus=1 again... last time I promise. This is why you need to turn screen sharing on. With your preferred device access your videoless mac using the VNC program of your choice, I used my iPhone since that was the only other device with a wireless adapter and VNC app, I used this just for monitoring the process. Type in the password on the laptop's keyboard and login. Run Dell Laptop Postinstaller again choosing the 9.6 kernel version, althought you're using a 9.5 kern, I really do not know if installing the 9.5 again would work... and now most importantly install the Intel GMA 950 driver, repair permissions and reboot. Now you can forget about the cpus=1 flag for good. You will see a 1024x768 resolution, don't worry, unzip the stock drivers you downloaded earlier and install everything with Kext Helper, you may also want to install the 5 kexts you should have saved earlier. System.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext seatbelt.kext Repair reboot enjoy. And thank all the people without whose help we would not be running 10.5.6.
  4. System specs: Intel® Core™ Duo T2400 1.83GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB (both cores working fine) Chipset Mobile Intel 945GM Express Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) (not working of course) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (yeah... i know) And what I'm still screaming about: Realtek ALC861 16-bit stereo (working using this codec dump from my own, taken from a linux live cd) temp0.txt Using Taruga's Patcher I'm using 10.5.2 (iATKOS 2.0i) The sound from the speakers comes out great, nice clear sound, but the earphone jack has little to no sound on a loud enviroment, gonna look into that later, haven't tested the mic yet. Anyways, I just wanted to post this since it may be helpful to other getting their sound to work.
  5. Working nVidia cards

    My GeForce fx 5200 (128mb) works with beta drivers v1.5 with installer. Running on a P4 3.2, 1gb ram, OSX v 10.4.6. I can't remember the price of this card.
  6. I just bought the exact same device, I'm using 10.4.5 and it worked with no problems at all (up to this point). Model DWL-G122 h/w ver: B1 f/w ver: 2.03. Though my computer assigned en0 to it, when I plug it in the wireless utility pops up and i can configure it from there with no problems... wep works. It doesn't appear as an airport device, but it works. Edit: I forgot to mention, I'm using the "STA_2500USB D- OS-10.4.X 2005-11-29.dmg" file found on the ralink site.
  7. Computer Names

    A bit late... Laptop: Rotten Apple (Windows + OSX) rotten for windows and apple, well... don't have to explain why. Desktop: Meltdown (Windows + Linux + OSX)
  8. Atheros Network Drivers

    Has the Atheros 5523 chipset worked for any of you? It's a shame I read this post 2 days after I gave my USB card to a friend, I won't be able to try it until monday.