I have a Toshiba Satellite 2450:
512 mb ram
80GB hd, DVD/CD-RW.
Firewire, USB 2
NVidia 420 Go 32MB video card.
Intel 2200BG wifi
Dual boot winxp pro/osx x86. I am a mac guy but I bought this computer 3 years ago as I couldn't justify an extra $1000 at the time for a Mac. I learned to hate windows.
Installed JaA 10.4.6, runs well. Speed is very good. It is almost comparable to my MacBook intel core 2 duo 2Ghz.
Followed instructions from Ned Productions
Fixing the Sound (AC97)
Download this and unstuff it into your root directory on 'Apple MacOS X' drive (Safari will decompress it for you, but if not then use 'unzip'). Open a terminal and type the following:
<type your password>
cp -R /AppleAC97Audio.kext /System/Library/Extensions/
(at this moment, it should load without error)
kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
Thanks to macgirl for this improved AppleAC97Audio.kext.
I also changed the BIOS setting to load all hardware instead of the setting "OS Configuration". This then made the firewire appear as well.
Fixing the battery
Download this and unstuff it into the desktop, which should yield a PowerManagement.bundle. Open /System/Library/SystemConfiguration. Delete the existing one first, then copy in the new one. After rebooting, MacOS X should recognise you're on a laptop and display a battery indicator in the top menu bar.
Thanks to keithpk for this improved PowerManagement.bundle.
Itunes 6, Safari, Quicktime Player, Flip4Mac, Office 2004, etc.
Modem (need the modem for dialup when in a rural area)
PCMCIA - have not checked.
Intel 2200BG wifi
Updates attempted and failed:
Tried running the 10.4.8 JaS SSE2 updater. It booted, but then Safari would not run. Had to reinstall 10.4.6 from scratch.
Tried downloading and updating Quicktime 7.1.2 and Itunes 7 and Java. Itunes 7 would not launch, said "not enough memory", although I think that was probably not the issue. Had to re-install 10.4.6 from scratch.
I would like to know whether to install the JaS SSE2 updater, 10.4.7 and then 10.4.8, and then whether to install itunes 7 and quicktime 7 again.
Instructions for updating would be helpful or links to the instructions.
I can live with the config the way it is, but Itunes 6 cannot share songs from Itunes 7 on a network.
I would like to know about updating Java to the latest.
I would like to get the modem and PCMCIA working if possible.
I know that the wifi will probably not be working anytime soon but it would be nice. Maybe I will buy a broadcom to replace it.
Thanks all for the help to now.