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ZeeJM

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  1. I'm in the process installing the same release on my 8600. You're a little further down the road than I am at the moment, but I'd wager your problem is the video driver (NVinject). I've got the gForce GO 5200 video chipset (64MB), and it'll only work right with Natit.
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    Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    I discovered two things when testing and using the Intel Pro/100 VE in my HP running JaS 10.5.4 1) I had to put the modified kext in the /System/Library/Extensions folder. If I simply modified the info.plist for the AppleIntel8255x.kext that lives deep down in the IONetworkingFamily.kext package I couldn't get the kext to load properly. 2) My machine has an NVidia graphics chipset. I ran into a conflict using titan and natit in conjunction with a loaaded AppleIntel8255x.kext that would cause instabilitiy. My solution was to use NVKush instead.
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    I CANNOT GET TIME MACHINE TO WORK

    I posted this same info on the "Sticky" thread yesterday, but here it is again: I went through the same IONetworkingFamily.kext exercise without success, and then I found this on another website: ------------- "Browse to the Time Machine drive in Finder, there should be a folder called 'Backups.backupdb' in there there should be one folder with the name of your machine. Check that the folder name matches the 'Computer Name' set in 'System Preferences / Sharing'." ------------- So, what I did was: I told Time Machine <tm> to use "No Drive", which turned off TM. I then opened my backup drive/volume in finder and created the two folders referenced above. I then went back to the TM preferences and re-selected my backup drive (an external 500GB USB drive). I then started a TM backup and noticed TM created another folder on my backup drive with the same name as the manually created folder but with the prefix " 2" (space-two). I suspect perhaps only the first folder (Backups.backupdb) needs to exist for this work-around to succeed, but I haven't tried creating just the first folder. Now TM is working just fine on my ol' Inspiron 8600 (Kalyway 10.5.2; netkas 9.2 kernel (SSE2) ). - ZeeJM
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    TimeMachine fails backup

    Hello Everybody, After having no success with the "replace IONetworkingFamily.kext/remove quarantine/nuke NetworkInterfaces.plist" approach, I stumbled upon the following gem on another website: ------------- "Browse to the Time Machine drive in Finder, there should be a folder called 'Backups.backupdb' in there there should be one folder with the name of your machine. Check that matches the 'Computer Name' set in 'System Preferences / Sharing'." ------------- I told Time Machine to use "No Drive", which turned off Time Machine. I then opened my backup drive/volume in finder and created the two folders referenced above. I then went back to the Time Machine preferences and re-selected my backup drive (an external 500GB USB drive). I then started a TM backup and noticed TM created another folder on my backup drive with the same name as the manually created folder but with the prefix " 2" (space-two). I suspect perhaps only the first folder (Backups.backupdb) needs to exist for this work-around to succeed, but I haven't tried vreating just the first folder. Looks like it's working so far... - ZeeJM
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    Leopard on Inspiron 8600?

    I'm running Leopard on my Inspiron 8600. I used the Kalyway 10.5.1 build. I make it a habit to install as clean of a build off of the install DVD as is possible, adding graphics (nvidia GeForce FX GO5200 via natit), sound, etc, after the fact. No power management, and I haven't tried to install the ALPS touchpad support as of yet, but all the essentials work just fine (graphics, ethernet, WiFi, audio, DVD).
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    Complete guide to Inspiron

    Hi LennyB, Looks like you've got the exact same Inspiron 8600 as I do. I have a quick question for you regarding PC Card services. There are 6 different links for IOPCCArdFamily.kext and 3 different links for IOPCIFamily.kext on Ramjet's thread. Which one/ones did you use to get card services working on your 8600? Also, did you have to edit the info.plist file for the IOPCCardFamily kext in order to configure the memory ranges and controller ID per the other thread(s) regarding PC Card services? Thanks - Zee
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    JaS 10.4.8 on Dell Inspiron 8600

    Without meaning any insult, are you pressing F12 at power-up to bring up the boot menu and then selecting to boot from CD/DVD? Otherwise, you'll likely just boot off your hard disk.
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    JaS 10.4.8 on Dell Inspiron 8600

    I'm an Inspiron 8600 user as well. I'm on my 3rd or 4th iteration of OS X on my 8600. I've been fortunate that nearly everything has worked at first boot up. With respect to the latest JaS 10.4.8 DVD Networking: I did have to replace the ionetworkingfamily and IO80211 kexts (I'm using 10.4.5 versions) I had to edit the plist file to include the pci id for my wireless adapter. I had to perform the infamous "en0/en1 swap" in order to get my Dell 1450 wireless to work properly (at install it showed up as "on board ethernet"). Audio: Worked at first boot-up. Display: I selected NATIT during installation. Using GeForce Go 5200 (64MB) with full-on Quartz/Core support. USB: No apparent problems. Bluetooth: Using a 3rd party dongle (chip vendor ID is Cambridge Silicon Radio) Power Management: I installed the powemangement.bundle from KeithPK. I've got the battery meter working, but not sure about other power management functionality. I tried to put my laptop to sleep but got a clean restart upon wakeup (pre-sleep state not maintained). My key learnings: Always back up existing kexts and bundles before updating. Don't forget to set ownership (via terminal/sudo/chown) of newly-updated components before rebooting. Don't forget to delete your kextcaches (extensions.kextcache and extensions.mkext in /system/library) before rebooting. Good luck!
  9. Hang on - let's be consistent here. If MS = M$ , then OSX = O$X :-)
  10. No - I think it would be like Apple releasing the iPod and saying it isn't currently compatible with Leopard. Now that Vista has RTM'd, I'd expect to see the Zune team release supported client code for Vista fairly quickly.
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