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  1. The NX9420 Thread

    You are welcome Ostrom, and thank you for the BCM94311 tip. Am already ordering one on Ebay. For working sound with headphones and mic, delete Azalia kext (if it exists) and AppleHDA kext in /System/Library/Extensions, then install the latest VoodooHDA from here: http://code.google.com/p/voodoohda/ I can use Skype and headphones now.
  2. The NX9420 Thread

    Thank you for posting the driver. I have attached the sl boot132 disk, dsdt.aml and dsdt.dsl. Because the boot disk is bigger than the 10MB limit the zipped archive is split in two using the UNIX split command. To turn the files Netromaa.zip and Netromab.zip into the folder Netrom, paste the following in a terminal: mv Netromaa.zip Netromaa ; mv Netromab.zip Netromab ; cat Netrom* | tar -xvpzf - -C . ; rm Netromaa ; rm Netromab ; rm _MACOSX (A folder named _MACOSX is also created for some reason, so I added the extra delete command.) Upgrading to 10.6.5 breaks stuff. The two right side USB-ports and Bluetooth stopped working. Also, if you forget to delete the ATI1600Controller.kext after upgrading your system will not boot. Netromaa.zip Netromab.zip
  3. The NX9420 Thread

    I have it working to a degree. Hope this helps: Got retail Snow Leo installed using a boot-132 CD. Then used that to boot the first time after install. Then installed the 10.6.5 update combo from Apple and rebooted using the boot-132 CD. Used the DSDTSE app to edit my DSDT according to above instructions. Downloaded and installed RadeonHD.kext with Kexthelper. Deleted ATI1600Controller.kext (or it will crash during boot). Downloaded and ran myHack_installer_1.1.mpkg. Installed AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and ApplePS2Controller.kext (from the MyHack_installer) using Kexthelper. Deleted everything in /Extra/Extensions except FakeSMC.kext. To get sound working I installed AppleAzaliaFixAD1981. The internal wifi does not work. Instead, I am using a PCMCIA-card (D-Link). I got that working with a special IOPCMCIAFamily.kext that I found here: http://www.mediafire.com/chunnan#1,1 (Just drop it in /Extra/Extensions) In /Extra I have this: com.apple.Boot.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">'>http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Rescan</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1680x1050x32</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> </dict> </plist> smbios.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MBP21.88Z.00A5.B08.0802291403</string> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacBookPro2,1</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>W123456W0M</string> </dict> </plist> dsdt.aml goes in /Extra The nx9420 is now useable, except you need to use PCMCIA based or USB based wifi. Using both cores the system may crash unexpectedly or freeze during boot, so I usually boot with cpus=1 Sleep does not work. If you close the lid the display crashes. I am running retail 10.6.5 with all the latest updates (using the system Software Update). Good luck.
  4. I now have 1680x1050 on my HP nx9420 with Snow Leopard 10.6.5. All I did was delete ATI1600Controller.kext and add RadeonHD.kext. The only problem is the display gets all jumbled when I close the lid. Does anyone have a fix?
  5. The NX9420 Thread

    Thank you for working on this! I can install Snow Leopard on my nx9420, but it will only boot from the Chameleon/boot-132 CD. If I install Chameleon on my harddrive and boot from there it always freezes at some point, depending on the kexts included in /Extra. I also entered your suggested modifications into my DSDT, but still no luck. Are you using plain Snow Leopard (vanilla)? Which kexts do you have in /Extra/Extensions? Do you have your dsdt.aml in /Extra/Extensions?