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About jon111122223333

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  1. Introductions

    Hello everyone, my name is Jonathan. I am no computer wiz and the ASUS U30JC-A1 I am typing on right now is the most expensive thing I own. You might find this amusing but I don't own a single Apple product. I became interested in the big A when they released the Macbook Air and have been drinking their Kool-Aid ever since. Right now, I am currently running the Windows 7 that's pre-installed on the machine. I didn't install Snow leopard (SL) on my laptop because a few people on this website reported issues with Wifi, Ethernet, and Graphics. I decided to install it in VirtualBox to iron out the Graphics issue. After converting the Retail OS X disk to iso and downloading the boot-132 nawcomModCD, I've manage to make it to the first of Hackintoshing: Booting into the OS X Install DVD. This is my fourth time installing SL so I blazed through the questions. The installation process is half-way done so in the mean time, here are some things you should know about me. My philosophy on categorizing Apple geeks is you are a Fanboy if you love the company more than your beau and, most importantly, you own an i-product. I like the company but I don't wet my pants every time I see Steve Jobs (SJ) presenting the keynotes. To me, SJ is not a god in human form. He's just a skinner Santa without the red outfit. As I stated earlier, I don't own an i-product so since I don't meet either of the requirements to be a Fanboy, I classify myself as an Enthusiast. Since drinking their Kool-Aid, I believe the iPhone (not the iPad) is the company's best product. I like the iPad but there isn't enough "desktop-like" apps for the platform. I am holding out on getting one until the OS and apps becomes more like a desktop. Anyway, the installation is almost done so I'll complete the post-installation stuff and start wrestling with the graphics. Adieu for now. JT
  2. Intel HD Graphics / GMA 5700

    For those with the black screen problem, do you get sound? Try installing the screen sleeper screen fix from here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=134510 FYI, it turns off and on your screen at login, logout, and updating every ten-ish seconds so it's something you have to, unfortunately, deal with. I'm not sure if there's an uninstaller so proceed with caution.
  3. I read on Chameleon 2.0 RC 3 release blog that kabyl has not completed 64 bit support for Chameleon 2.0 RC3 but people have manage to get it working with netkas' PC EFI V10. I've drop out of hackintoshing because of it's complexity but I had a good run. Best of luck to everyone.
  4. I've been looking around but no joy yet. The problem with the GMA950 drivers that I know of is it doesn't support OpenCL. I am hopeful nonetheless. I wouldn't mind contributing to the making of the "VoodooGMA" kext but I don't know where to begin.
  5. I install the tsc sync kext even though I know I have a core duo anyways and it work! Got 2 cores! The Voodoo Team is the best. I use every one of their kexts and now I don't need to patch anything anymore. Koodoos to the Voodoo Team!
  6. You can do a retail install of 10.6! I don't have any problems except for sleep and cpus=1. Just follow Noob766's guide word for word. You won't regret it however, You can either: A. Use an external monitor for the install and first run or B. Backup the gma950 kexts to a safe location away from the installer and HD you're installing to and remove it from the installer then reapply after you're running 10.6. Another way is to upgrade but I haven't heard of anyone here trying that method. I've successfully upgraded my friend's macbook from 10.5.8 to 10.6 using my same installer (but fully vanilla; didn't remove gma950 kexts). My guess is it's possible but both the HD you want to upgrade and the installer has to be GUID and HFS+ for it to work. I don't recommend upgrading because it's uncharted territory and who knows what you'll find at the end of the rainbow. Remember to backup your files. I've lost good portions of mine during many install attempts.
  7. Cool! It's nice to know that there's light at the end of the tunnel. Interesting... I too don't have the Quartz Extreme Enabled listed under System Profiler. I have the exact System Profiler readout as TheGreatDeceiver posted. Do you have the same readout Noob766? Both my AppleIntelGMA950.kext and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext is version 1.6.2 while my IOGraphicsFamily.kext is version 2.0. The 10.6.1 update did upgrade GMA950 and framebuffer to 1.6.2 (from 1.6.0 in 10.6) however, it's still not 64-bit capable. EDIT: I removed the GMA950 EFI String but still no QE/CI in the System Profiler. Glad to help!
  8. Hope this helps. The Great Deciever: Have you've tried to forcing the kexts to load on startup? Have you've also tried putting it into the hidden EFI? I've been searching around the forums to understand DSDT patching but it's complicated and I don't know where to begin. I think it can do wonders for the GMA950. Info.plist.zip
  9. Have you've tried manually remaking the mkext yourself using: kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions or use the Mkext tool? I'm not sure if it's compatible with SL but you can try it out. Still not giving up. ~jon111122223333
  10. That sucks because you help out lots of people including myself. I have a 1.67 Core Duo, the default for my laptop. I backup the gma950 (G950) kexts and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer (A2IF) kext from the DVD and then remove it to force the install to use vesa because my laptop gets black screen regardless of GMA 950 EFI String or Natit.kext. I proceeded with the install and remove G950 and A2IF from the snow leopard partition again because it got installed into the partition mysteriously. I move on and completed the first time setup in vesa and then proceeded with the steps I'll outline for you in my previous post. I would love to help you out. Your guide is awesome however I only know how to install a retail Snow for my laptop and similar Inspiron generation models. I rather help Devilhood with this one or start a new one. Is there a way to make VoodooPS2, VoodooHDA, and VoodooBattery work in the EFI? I've install all three but only VoodooPS2 partially worked (the keyboard worked not the trackpad). The other two were no joy. I'm still new to this EFI method.
  11. From your photo, it looks like you're using vesa 3.0. I too had the same problem and solved it by: (1) boot into SL without the -x32 flag, (2) enable one sleep corner, (3) disable automatic login via accounts in system preferences, (4) install screen sleeper solution, (5) add the gma kexts, and (5) ran kext utility noob provided. After reboot, I did not boot using -x32 and I got full hardware acceleration with no artifacts and correct screen resolution. I don't use -x32 anymore. I too used the hidden chameleon 2 rc 2 EFI method of noob ( koodoos to you noob) with only fakesmc, NullCPUPowerManagement, and OpenHaltRestart but save the boot plist into the Extras folder in the hidden EFI partition not the S/L/System Config. Still waiting for tsy sync kernel patch, the last thing left to fix.
  12. blackosx wrote a good tutorial and there's also a good . All I know so far is 10a432 is the version that's being release in the dvds, voodoops2 and voodoohda work in 32 and 64 but Chameleon 2 rc2 doesn't work in 64, and gma950 works in snow leopard but I'm not sure about the dell black screen problem or the graphic stuttering problem. I'll try snow leopard soon but I won't use it in 64 because my e1405 with 1.6 Core Duo and 1 GB Ram does not have enough power to do so.
  13. VoodooHDA works great on my laptop. I don't bother with looking for specific patches anymore. Unfortunately I still can't get my display to work properly. That and sleep is the only problem I have with my hackintosh but I am starting to think both problems are a lost cause.
  14. I tried reinstalling the gma kexts and it did not work. My boot.plist doesn't have anything strange either. I read somewhere on the forums about darwin950 kexts but I can't find the files anywhere. My gma device id is 0x27a2 and am not sure if that is the cause. I revert back to the old framebuffer kext. I also can not see my laptop information under the system profiler hardware tab: "There was an error while gathering this information." Is my smbios the cause for the profiler and video problem?
  15. Thanks for the help TheGreatDeceiver. I reinstall 10.5.7 framebuffer kext and eliminate mouse artifacts! The only problem is my laptop display is not detected. I tried the hot corner trick but it work only for the external monitor I connected to the laptop. I will continue my search on insanelymac. Thanks again!