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About BTaylor

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  1. HELP So Close! Please!

    This is the right forum, but it sounds like you're having kernel issues. Try install qoopz 9.8.0 kernel and see if that alleviates your problem.
  2. I installed iAtkos v7 on my Acer Aspire One A150 and updated using software update to 10.5.8. Everything seems to work fine now, but using either VoodooBattery or AppleACPIBatteryManager whenever I'm running on battery power, it says battery is not charging and doesn't show how much time is left with the battery. From what I've read, this is a common problem in 10.5.8, but is there a solution for it yet? I'd like to be able to fix this. Thanks a lot
  3. Common Questions Sound is a bit flaky at times I've noticed this too. It's because the driver I used is a bit buggy. If someone has an updated method for enabling sound, please feel free to share My wifi isn't a broadcom 4315 This guide presumes you're using a broadcom 43xx chip, if you're using a different chip, I don't know if this will help you. Step One Download DPCIManager from here: http://v4.kazzuya.com/dpcimanager and use it to find the device ID of your Wifi card. Note it down. Step Two In the IO80211Family.kext I've included, navigate into it and then show the package contents of AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext. Using the property list editor which comes with hazard, in the section called IONameMatch, add a new child using the button and enter your device id in the following format: pci14e4,XXXX (Replace XXXX with the four digits from your device ID which you got from DPCIManager. Step Three Save the changes and install the kext. You should now have working wifi after a reboot. SD Cards don't work You have to have the card inserted at boot to get it to be recognised by OS X.
  4. Here we are with part 2, the guide on how to install the drivers required for getting your system running beautifully. Kext Pack here: http://www.2shared.com/file/11566350/bef0f...eopard_AA1.html Step One Once you have registered, you will see your desktop. Extract the attached zip file and copy the files com.apple.Boot.plist and SMBios.plist to the /extra folder. Do not reboot yet Step Two Using Kext Helper B7, install both the .kext files from within the Trackpad folder. (nb: You will have to do Alt+Windows Key+Esc and force close Kext Helper, closing it normally causes it to lock up in snow leopard, but either way, it doesn't affect your installed kexts). Reboot now Step Three Congrats! Your trackpad and keyboard should now be working (including two finger scrolling! ) Now, go back to your unzipped folder, and in the trackpad folder double click VoodooPS2.prefPane file to install it. Then install the kexts from the Graphics folder using kext helper. Reboot now Step Four Now you will have full resolution and QE/CI working Using Kext helper, install the applehda.kext file in the Sound folder. Reboot now Step Five Now, this will be a tricky one for some people. This is because the kext I have included is designed to enable Broadcom 4315 chips, like the one I am running. If you also have a broadcom 4315, then congrats, install the IO80211Family.kext in the Wifi folder using kext helper and you have working wifi after a reboot. If not, read the guide in post three on how to get your chip working. Step Six Do a little dance because you're done. You should now have an almost perfectly running Snow Leopard install. Run the updates (Note: Updating the airport client will disable wifi. Fret not, simply reinstall the IO80211Family.kext to get it working again ) In post three, I'll stick some common questions that might arise up, as well as a guide on how to get your wifi working if it isn't a 4315 chip.
  5. Right, I know a lot of people want to shoe-horn Snow Leopard onto their shiny AA1s, but don't want to go through the hoops and such required by most other guides. That's why I have this guide which will walk you through installing snow leopard 10.6.2 easily and safely on your aa1. It comes in two parts, the first is the initial prep work (e.g. formatting, installing, etc.) The second will be the actual in OS X config work to get it all up and running properly. But first, let's run through what will and won't work. Working Out of Box 1024x600 Resolution plus QE/CI Display mirroring without artifacts Webcam Sound including headphones Remote Disc as on a real Macbook Air Trackpad with One/Two finger scrolling Battery Level Ethernet Working with caveats Wifi (You will need to replace the Atheros built in card with a broadcom based card) SD Cards (Usual caveats apply with this) Not Working Sleep Internal Mic Right, here's what you'll need! OS X Leopard 10.6.2 by Hazard Client/Server install (Get it from the usual places) My self-compiled kext/patch pack (Included in the second post) External DVD Drive USB Keyboard and mouse Without further ado, here's part one of my guide: Step One Download and burn the Hazard 10.6.2 Client/Server install. Step Two Plug in your DVD Drive with the disc in and press F12 when the "Empowering people" screen comes up and choose your DVD drive from the list. Step Three When booted, select Disk Utilities from the Utilities menu and select your hard drive. In the partition field, select one partition, and click the options box. Set the partition scheme to GUID. I'd recommend you name your partition something without spaces. I use AcerHD personally, but it's up to you. Step Four Close Disk Utilities and click continue. Select your AcerHD partition and click continue. On this window, select customise, and select the following options: Under kernel select the intel atom kernel Under Bootloader select Chameleon with PC-EFI 10.3 and Bootx86 Under Network select Realtek R1000 Under Laptop Support select VoodooBattery Under Patches select SMBIOSResolver If you want Rosetta and Quicktime 7, select these too. Step Five Click Continue and allow it to install. For me this took about twenty minutes. Step Six When the install is done, plug in your USB Keyboard and mouse and go through the initial user setup That's it, you're done. You should have a working, but incomplete Snow Leopard 10.6.2 install. Join me later tonight (I should expect it will be up at or before 10pm GMT) where I will guide you through the process of getting all the bells and whistles working. If you have any questions about part one, feel free to ask in this thread.
  6. Compatible PCI Wifi card

    Do you think it'll work OOB in 10.5.6 iPC?
  7. Witch Wificard

    Something broadcom based. Try ebay, search for broadcom mini pcie and you'll get a hundred so results. Then use the broadcom enabler in the stickies of this subforum.
  8. Compatible PCI Wifi card

    Awesome, thanks
  9. Compatible PCI Wifi card

    Hey, I have a PC which I will be installing OS X on, and want a native airport compatible wifi card which plugs into one of the pci ports instead of using a usb dongle. Does anyone know any confirmed working ones? Thanks a lot
  10. I used iAktos 10.5.5 to install os x on my machine as per a guide on here. I then upgraded to 10.5.8. Everything mostly works all right still, but I still have a big problem. I can't hotswap usb. Whenever I plug something in, it isn't recognised, be it a mouse, usb drive, etc. The only way I can get it to recognise the device is to have it plugged in when I boot up, but if I pull it out and put it back in it won't work. This is really frustrating. I'm running voodoo 9.5.0.
  11. Hi, I'm running 10.5.8 on an acer aspire one. Everything works (QE, Full resolution, sound, wifi, etc.) except battery information. It sort of works in that when I plug it in, it recognises that it's plugged in and shows the charging icon, but when I unplug it, it says that "Battery is not charging" and says it's running from the power adaptor, despite showing the draining battery icon. I've attached an image. Any ideas?
  12. Foxconn BCM4310

    Hey, I've installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on my emachines e520 laptop, and it has, according to sisoft, a Foxconn BCM4310 wireless network adaptor which doesn't work in OS X. I've tried using the broadcom enabler but to no luck. Any ideas? Thanks
  13. I just bought a Dell Latitude D600 from ebay for £175 which I'm planning to sling Leopard on. It has a 1.6Ghz Pentium M, 512Mb of RAM (Which I'm going to boost to two gigs, running Leopard with 512Mb on my Macbook was unbearable!) and a 32Mb ATI Radeon 9000. I'm just wondering if anyone has done this, do the wireless drivers work properly? (I've not got it yet, so I can't confirm the wireless chipset) All the other things that need to? Thanks for any help