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About weirdo81622

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  1. Are you using the Windows bootloader (e.g. dual boot with Windows as primary)? If so, you'll need to add an OSX entry to your windows system. See this thread for some help, and I have a post on the 2nd page that should help you do that. It talks about "chain0". http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t=#entry1098658
  2. laptop touchpad hardware hack

    I'm thinking that we should replace the E6400 touchpad with another, quite similar Dell touchpad. I have a D630 also, and that touchpad has almost the exact dimensions of the E6400's. Unfortunately, that's a business machine, and although I can confirm that it has ALPS, I really can't test it in OSX. However, the XPS M1330 and M1530 have Synaptics that look to be a similar size to the E6400. I'll find someone who has one and measure - if the cable is the same as well, in theory it should be plug and play (if it turns out to be the same size). I'll update as I go along.
  3. laptop touchpad hardware hack

    You mind posting how you did that? And does that thing support multitouch? If it is, I might consider cutting the palm rest to fit that... Does windows support it?
  4. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    My Specs: Processor: Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8 Ghz HDD: 160 GB @ 7200RPM RAM: 4 GB DDR2 Graphics: Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M Wifi: Intel Wifi 5100 Bluetooth: NO Screen: 14" 1440x900 LED Battery: 9 Cell Keyboard: Backlit Webcam+Mic: Yes The deal with the WiFi-- After about a month of dealing with eithernet cables, I just went and bought a dell 1397 card on ebay (about $15) and plugged it into the Wi-Max slot. Not a super-easy thing, as the slot is full height and the card is half-height, but it works. Alternatively, just swap it out for the Intel card if you want. What still doesn't work for me: Trackpad (Touchpad) - Really a nagging issue. I've spent literally hours looking through various ApplePS2Trackpad kexts for ALPS trackpads. Everything fails to work correctly, but I've pinpointed the issue: the trackpad is simply extremely sensitive. If we could find some way to fix that, we would be all set. [NOTE: the built-in Trackpad PrefPane DOES NOT help] Sleep/Wake - Computer is never fully able to wake up from sleep. Not a huge issue, though. Shutdown/Restart - Proper shutdown of all components EXCEPT motherboard occurs - however, full turn-off requires holding down power button for a few seconds. Does anyone have any good solutions for the trackpad issue? Any further stuff I can try to work with? I'm really desperate, so I'll try pretty much anything.
  5. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    I ran into the same problem. Here's how to fix it. So you can't boot into OSX? Were you ever able to do it? If so, try reinstalling OSX. When you start it up the first time, immediately go to the /usr/standalone/i386 (or something like that...im not exactly sure of the path, but you're aiming for the i386 folder). Copy the "chain0" file to a flash drive or something, then restart and attempt to start windows. if it does, great, if not, you'll have to burn a boot CD with linux (almost anything will do), and use that to set the windows partition to active (i'm assuming you're doing a dual boot here). Boot into windows, and download EasyBCD. Add an entry to the bootloader for Mac OS, and copy the chain0 file into C:\. Restart, select the mac partition, and it should work.
  6. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    I used iDeneb 10.5.5 to install OSX, everything went fine. Some users here report that their internal microphones are working. After installing the AppleHDA and HDAEnabler kexts and removing the AppleAzalia kext (per suggestions on other threads), my microphone still is not working, however, my audio is. I also tried an external mic, but OSX did not recognize it either (through mic-in port), but i'm not 100% sure that its compatible with OSX anyway. Thanks for any help/advice on the microphone issue.