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About tbob22

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  1. Dell Inspiron 530

    Finally got this thing working 100%. Here was how I did it: 1. I used notdave's method to install Lion. (Basically a standard ####### install) 2. After the installer was complete I changed the HDD mode to RAID in the bios (I could not get the Lion Installer to detect the HDD in RAID mode no matter what I tried) If you get a checksum bios error that means your bios got reset and you'll have to set it to RAID manually again until you apply the fix. 3. I ran into a little trouble getting it to boot at first (ACPI errors, waiting for root device and so on), but kernel switches helped get it into OSX, I tried PCIRootUID=1, PCIRootUID=0, busratio=17, -x, -f, -v, and so on until I was able to get in (using the USB stick) "busratio=17 -x" seemed to work every time. 4. After booting into OSX I installed the latest Chameleon Offical Revision, FakeSMC.kext, and installed the DSDT to the boot drive with no changes (using DSDTSE, but I suppose that you could use Chameleon Wizard as well).. 5. I ran Chameleon Wizard and set it up as shown below: 6. After making sure the boot drive actually boots, (from the boot drive) I then I ran the command shown here and cleared my kernel caches and rebuilt the cache/mkext and repaired permissions for both /E/E and S/L/E using Kext Wizard to fix the resetting bios issue which only happens after you put the machine to sleep and then reboot (it will not happen if you don't put the machine to sleep and reboot as the DSDT seemed to fixed that). sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x75\x30\x44\x89\xf8|\xeb\x30\x44\x89\xf8|; s|\x75\x3d\x8b\x75\x08|\xeb\x3d\x8b\x75\x08|' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRTC sudo rm -r /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/* 7. Ethernet worked while booted from the USB drive, but I believe I had to install IONetworkingFamily.kext from the USB stick (in /E/E) to get it to work on the boot drive, I don't remember installing Intel82566MM.kext. 8. Then I installed VoodooHDA-2.7.3 and rebooted then installed the VoodooHDA.kext.0.2.62-10.5 kext with Kext Wizard to get the sound working (you might just be able to install the Kext without the installer, but I tried the latest verison first and found that there was no sound ) And now I have a Dell 530 which seemingly runs Lion 100%. I am only running 10.7.0 right now, but I will upgrade after I clone my current install... We'll see how that goes. I don't think I missed anything, if you have similar specs and it does not work feel free to ask. The specs: Pentium E2140 4gb DDR 800 Nvidia 7200gs Edit: Upgraded to 10.7.3 without any major issues. I was getting a VoodooHDA KP, which was easily fixed by booting from my backup drive and running the VoodooHDA installer and then reinstalling the kext. Now everything is working fine again, no need to run any other fixes. I also replaced the 7200gs with a 8400gs I had laying around because the animations were sluggish (at 1920x1200) but now it is quite a bit smoother, could be partly due to the weak cpu. I'm going to look into BSEL modding the e2140 to get it up to a decent speed (maybe 266mhz fsb = 2.2ghz or 333mhz fsb = 2.6ghz). Edit2: I also enabled PCIRoot=1 and npci=0x2000 in the org.chameleon.Boot using Chameleon Wizard and after a reboot I also enabled Force 64bit (this would cause a KP before the other two changes), now dual-monitors works properly (even after sleep) and UI animations are much smoother (very little lag, nearly as smooth as my q6600+4870).
  2. Same problem here. I have unfortunately not found a solution yet. This also happens in Lion, and after the monitors go to sleep. Fixed it!! Added this to my /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist (com.apple.Boot.plist on older Chameleon versions): <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>PCIRootUID=1</string> Monitor sleep and full sleep now work perfectly!
  3. CMI8738

    Still works fine for me after updating to 10.6.8.
  4. Sony VAIO Z

    Sound worked from the get go. No special kexts were needed for me.
  5. Sony VAIO Z

    A little update. I got Chameleon working and the Intel graphics is now running at the native resolution (1366x768). I was also able to get the nVidia drivers installed with QE/CI working, but like was mentioned before the internal LCD is not detected and stays black. While using the nVidia GPU VGA out is fully functional, and I was able to run at 1920x1200 on my monitor. Expose and all the graphical effects are fast and run like they should. I have not tested HDMI out yet.
  6. Sony VAIO Z

    Here are my findings after installing Hazard on an external hard drive with a VGN-Z610Y Updates: I was able to update to 10.6.4 by downloading and installing the 10.6.4 Combo Update and not restarting after installation, then installing Legacy Kernel 10.6.4 and rebooting. All other updates worked fine Chameleon (RC2, RC3, RC4) results is a kernel panic after selecting my OSX install to boot, not sure how to get this to work (tried installing it on the external, did not want to ruin my other installs). Grub was able to find the OSX install and it seems to boot fine. Graphics: The 4500m HD works but is stuck in 1024x768, and does not support hardware acceration, there are currently no proper drivers available for this GPU. Video out does not work, naturally. The 9300m GS does work but it does not have acceleration and it is stuck in 1280x720, there is supposedly a way to get acceleration using GraphicsEnabler and modified nVidia drivers, but since I was unable to get Chameleon to work properly I have not had any luck. Video out does not seem to work either. System profiler detects the 9300m GS properly, the reason might be that Ubuntu forces the card to stay on the nVidia side or Intel side until the switch is moved into another position and rebooted, if I go straight from Windows to OSX it won't boot properly when on the nVidia. Network: Wired lan works fine with the proper Kext. Intel82566MM.kext worked for me. The Wireless Lan does not seem to have a proper driver as of yet so the only option is to switch it out with a supported card as mentioned by Philipp30. Audio/Camera Audio output seems to work fine. Headphones work. Camera seems to function, seems to be much lower quality than normal. Internal Mic does not seem to work. External Mic does not seem to work. HDMI will likely not output any audio, did not test though. Buttons: Volume keys work fine. Brightness keys do not work, we need working video drivers for these to function. S1 and S2 buttons do not function, not even with USB Overdrive. Top DVD eject button does not work, not even with USB Overdrive. There are of course a lot more problems, but that should be enough for now.
  7. Sony VAIO Z

    This is awesome news. I'm going to have to give this a try. If we can get sleep working this will be a very usable OSX machine (along side windows anyway).
  8. Cmedia 8738

    I am also using the X-Plosion.. I have a few questions.. Are you running 10.6.2? Does your audio drop out? What method did you use to install the kext? Thanks Edit: Well I just removed the driver then removed the card from the pci slot then put the card back in and reinstalled the driver.. Seems to work great now, had it on all day without the audio dropping out.
  9. Cmedia 8738

    Okay I got something working.. This is for AppleScript: do shell script "kextunload -q -p /System/Library/Extensions/CMI8738PCIAudioDriver.kext" password "your_password" with administrator privileges do shell script "kextload -q /System/Library/Extensions/CMI8738PCIAudioDriver.kext" password "your_password" with administrator privileges This seems to work pretty good for now, although a bit inconvenient, I just threw it on my dock and run it when the sound drops out. I decided to switch to 32bit because I could not find a driver for my secondary SATA (sil3132), but this also worked in 64bit. Is there another driver that is for 32bit? I may have missed it in the thread somewhere.
  10. Cmedia 8738

    I updated to 10.6.2 and it seems to work okay.. I noticed every once in a while the sound seems to just drop out and requiring a reboot to get it back. I am going to try to figure out a way to reload the kext while in the os maybe through a shortcut, unless there is some other way to fix this.
  11. I had this problem, one of my SATA controllers is not supported with the x64 kernel. Here is what you need to do: Open up the terminal and type: sudo nano /extra/com.apple.Boot.plist Then change: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> to <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> Then Save (ctrl o) and exit (ctrl x) Reboot and it should now be in 32 bit mode.. To check click on apple > About This Mac > More Info > Software and under "64-bit Kernel and Extensions" it should say "No".
  12. Cmedia 8738

    Awesome! I thought I'd never see the day that my Auzentech X-Plosion (CMI 8770) would work in OSX especially Snow Leopard. Works great in 10.6.1, I have not updated to 10.6.2 yet for fear of breaking something but after I make an image I'll try it and report back! Thanks shagui for re-compiling it!