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Squirrel61

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  1. I'm now running SL 10.6.7 on my ZG5 with most things working. But there are still a few problems that I'd like to discuss. First, I'll describe what I did to get SL 10.6.7 running on my netbook. Because the built-in Atheros Wifi card doesn't work, I swapped it with a Gigabyte. Strange enough, the Gigabyte also has an Atheros chipset (which I consider one of the best btw.) but it works right from the start, no kext needed. Step 1: Create a USB install stick. I already had a stick with SL 10.6.3 on it, created following this guide, part 1, steps 1-13. I used it some time ago to try to create a hackbook out of a Compaq Mini 700, but I got stuck on SL 10.6.4 with many problems that took too much time to solve. Step 2: Boot the ZG5 from the install stick, run the installer, partition the internal HD and set it to GUID and install SL 10.6.3 on it. Step 3: After a while, the installer is finished and reboots. Run through the welcome screens and create an account. When the desktop shows, remove the install stick and reboot again. When the desktop still comes up, there's a working SL 10.6.3 installed on the netbook. Step 4: I used NetbookInstaller 0.8.5pre on the freshly installed netbook. Used the default options (there isn't much to choose in this version). Step 5: Started software update from Finder. Unchecked everything except the 10.6.7 system update, because on a previous attempt, when I checked all updates at once, a kernel panic was the result. Then let the system update and reboot. Step 6: The reboot takes a long time because of NetbookInstaller reconstructing the system. After the desktop shows, reboot again to check that the system really survived. Step 7: Now it becomes tricky. I hand-edited the boot.plist from the archive in the first post, to include some keys from the boot.plist that already is present in Extras at this moment. I had some feeling they could be of importance. Then wrote back the boot.plist to Extra. Step 8: Copied most of the kexts from the kext archive in the first post to Extra/GeneralExtensions. I only skipped the fakesmc kext, because it already was present, and the RT1000 kext because the ehternet connection already seems to function. Step 9: Run the UpdateExtras program in Extra. This updates the kext caches and repairs permissions where necessary. Step 10: I did some of the additional things mentioned in the first post, like correcting the "About this Mac" window and the command/option keys. And some more. This should result in a ZG5 with almost everything working. Only things not working are the card readers (in fact, I didn't test them yet but since no one got them working to this date, I can only assume they're not working) and the webcam. And of course the sleep, but that's an easy fix with the InsomniaX fix described in the first post. But now to my problem. I'd like to use the webcam. In the first post, I couldn't find anything related to activating the webcam through kexts or other means. That probably means that the webcam is supposed to work right from the start. The strange thing is, I installed OSX 3 or 4 times to get to where I am now (I had to redo it a few times because I screwed up too badly). During one of these installs, the welcome screens also showed the "take picture" screen. But the picture was completely white, no matter what I did. After finishing the account creation, I started Photobooth, just to find that the webcam picture was still white. In addition, Photobooth showed a message stating that no webcam had been found, despite the fact that it was showing the white screen. When I clicked on the icon to take a picture, Photobooth froze and could only be terminated violently. Does anyone know of a way to enable this camera? Does it need a special kext, or should it be enabled with a Fn key combination? Please share your thoughts.
  2. Maybe a bit late, but that's because I acquired my Compaq Mini 735ED only recently so no sooner than today I found this thread. I've been suffering from the same problem many times. It has something to do with the hacked/custom kexts for power management. With LeMaurien's guides from her own site, I almost always get the black boot syndrome. The only way out as far as I've found out, is to disconnect the CMOS battery. Sadly, you have to open up your netbook for this. Because it happened so often to me, I've developed a quick method for this. Just remove the two rubber plugs (not the laptop's feet but the smaller ones) at the bottom front side and remove the two screws underneath. Also remove the battery (you should start with that actually). Then carefully pry open the case of your Mini along the front edge and carefully and slightly bend open the case. Don't bend it too far, this may crack your case or damage the trackpad. You now should be able to locate the white battery connector. With a small tweezer you should be able to pull the battery connector and reconnect it after some seconds (at least 10).
  3. GMA X3100 Vendor ID: 0x2a02 Revision ID: 0x0003

    Both the Hacktrix download and the rapidshare mirror are down atm. And it seems the announced Hacktrix final driver is not released yet. Can someone please re-upload the driver pack?
  4. GMA X4500

    Thanks for all the efforts, but it still isn't working for me. A small history: Almost a year ago, I've been trying to get OS X to run on my Toshiba L350-107 laptop (Pentium Dual-core, Intel GMA X4500 0x2A02 0x0003). Tried many distributions and always got a black or blue screen of death, until I found that deleting the GMA* kexts at least gave me display at the standard resolution. After I got OS X booting and displaying, I've been trying 100's of solutions that never worked for my darned X4500 chip. It turned out that the 0x2A02 0x0003 is not the most widely used version, to say the least. And it differs from the other ID's and Rev's in some important aspects (I don't know which), making solutions for other ID's and Rev's practically unusable. To add to the problems, it turned out that Toshiba created a screwed DSDT, which makes things even more complicated. Correcting the DSDT was (and still is) far out of my reach, so I decided to drop OS X. This week, I stumbled upon iAtkos V7 and decided to give it a new try, hoping that in the mean time someone was able to solve the X4500 0x2A02 0x0003 problems. But sadly, they're still there. Then I discovered this thread and decided to try this solution, because it sounded solid and universal. I successfully updated iAtkos to 10.5.8 btw. and have all other software updates also installed. One of the things I keep running in is that the script reports my GMA3100 kexts as non-vanilla. I installed iAtkos V7 without any graphics drivers, in fact I installed it as vanilla as possible, adding only Voodoo PS/2 with trackpad support (because I can't live without trackpad scrolling), the ntfs-3g driver (because I'm still very dependant on Windows) and the laptop battery driver, because otherwise my battery doesn't show. I followed the directions, copying the AppleIntelGMA* stuff back into Extensions, running the script with root permissions, repairing permissions on the disk, removing Extensions.mkext and rebooting with -f, only to be "greeted" again with a BSOD. I really hope someone comes up with the solution some time, but my Toshiba seems not to be the most sold computer in the world, so I guess chances are slim. [EDIT] Sorry, it seems I got lost a little... My chip is not an X4500 but an X3100 I have to search in a different direction.
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