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  1. Snow Leopard Intel GMA950 Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E / PCG-4V1M

    Some more progress - heres a screenshot of where I'm at. Its a shame as soon as the computer boots and I see a desktop on the VGA monitor (not on the LCD) the comp goes to sleep.
  2. I have a Sony Vaio W VPC-W126AG (AKA USA VPC-W111XX & UK VPCW12S1E) which sports a 27AE. I've found another user trying to get this going with 10.6 to no true success. So far the only working solution on either 10.5 & 10.6 was via iatkos v7 10.5.7's 950 Drivers. Today I've been going through the processes in an attempt to get 10.6 working properly - so far with some success. Using Andy Vandijck's first release on post #1 I've got QE/QI but it only to the VGA port - once the boot process completes and the GFX initialise the on board LCD stays backlit but displays shows nothing. System Profiler reports the connected monitor perfectly but lists nothing for Display Connector. Interestingly when I was installing Andy's zip, I did everything but install the new Chameleon (was too keen to restart) - but thats when I got to the current setup with working QE/QI. If I did install the new boot file, once GFX initialises the LCD would go white for a sec, the second screen would turn on for a second and then the computer would go to sleep. When I woke it, it would wake up the external monitor for a second and then go back to sleep. So to confirm I used these steps: I've done a ROM dump via RadeonDump (attached) I got this via the dump process: Found a device of class RadeonPCI: IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/GFX0@2/RadeonPCI it matched on name "display" Found a device of class RadeonPCI: IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/display@2,1/RadeonPCI it matched on name "display" Interestingly the resulting file name was 27A2.5D00.0003.vga.rom NOT 27AE - even though I know its 27AE via System Profiler. Intel GMA 950: Chipset Model: GMA 950 Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x27ae Revision ID: 0x0003 Displays: Display Connector: Status: No Display Connected LM722: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported I've tried both 10.6.2 & 10.6.3 with exactly the same results, I think its probably DSDT related. I've attached the DSDT. When I inject the below code into com.apple.boot.plist, both screens seem to be detect (as Screen Sharing displays both for a split second) but I never get real output to the built in screen and the computer immediately goes to sleep. I have managed to see system profiler (via re-waking it and managing a click and then re-waking and then click the next step) and the internal display is definitely detected and outputting 800x600 (also reporting Online, Yes & Built-In, Yes) but doesn't display to the built-in LCD at all. <key>device-properties</key> <string>6d0000000100000001000000610000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027 fff0400100000006d006f00640065006c0000000b000000474d412039353020000000410041005000 4c002c00480061007300500061006e0065006c0000000800000001000000</string> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Sony.W.dsdt.aml.zip 27A2.5D00.0003.vga.rom.zip Vaio_27AE_DSDT_GFX0.txt
  3. Snow Leopard Intel GMA950 Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E / PCG-4V1M

    One thing I can confirm - using this threads files I can get the 950 working in 10.6.2 - unfortunately only to the VGA port and not to the built in display on the computer. UPDATE that original thread is repeated and discussed in more depth here One BIG note - I did all the steps but forgot to replace the Chameleon boot file (step 1) before rebooting and it actually worked and the attached VGA monitor detects. If I did add the new boot file no monitors would detect and thus no gfx at all. Either way - this is a big step as we finally have QE/QI on the Vaio. Just not to the screen we want.
  4. Also the Sony Vaio W also has a 1366x768 screen. The Older model sports a GMA950 too which helps with compatibility. After trying to set one up though I'm not sure I would recommend them as they're full of little non-standard bits and unless you can master DSDT editing then {censored} will never quite work right - which is where I got to.
  5. Snow Leopard Intel GMA950 Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E / PCG-4V1M

    How did you end up going with your search? Any luck with Snow Leopard? Just to confirm you can get perfect GFX support via iatkos v7 installer to 10.5 but I'm wondering if you got it in the end for 10.6?
  6. Trouble to get OS X on SONY VAIO W

    After some messing around I've found the app Keyboard Maestro is quite a useful thing to have. Keyboard Shortcut Fixes Using it I've managed to set the F5/F6 keys to change brightness between 10/100% and also set my backlight to 100% on wake. It also allowed me to set the tilde key (` - right beside Esc) to work correctly as it was previously typing the completely useless § key (what is that anyway?). So now the normal mac keyboard controls should work - ~ - Working F1 - Help F2 - Mute F3 - Volume - F4 - Volume + F5 - Brightness 10% F6 - Brightness 100% F7 - n/a F8 - n/a F9 - All Windows F10 - Application Windows F11 - Desktop F12 - Dashboard Attached is the Keyboard Maestro macro files which you can use. They're individual files so install just the ones you need. Vaio_KB_Fixes.zip Fix for About this Mac causing Finder to crash and logout/in Originally from here, but instead of removing menu options I just got the option to open System Profiler instead. Any upgrades to to the OS will break this. Open in a text editor like TextWrangler /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/ Resources/English.lproj/StandardMenus.nib/objects.xib Change <object class="IBCarbonMenuItem" id="220"> <string name="title">About This Mac</string> <boolean name="dynamic">TRUE</boolean> <boolean name="updateSingleItem">TRUE</boolean> <ostype name="command">abtm</ostype> </object> To: <object class="IBCarbonMenuItem" id="220"> <string name="title">About This Mac</string> <boolean name="dynamic">TRUE</boolean> <boolean name="updateSingleItem">TRUE</boolean> <ostype name="command">spro</ostype> </object>
  7. Trouble to get OS X on SONY VAIO W

    I thought I might include some files I've needed / used to get closer to a perfected setup. Getting sound working well(ish) I've managed to get the speakers and headphones switching properly and for headphones to even work. Heres a codec dump made via ubuntu, when used via Taruga's Patcher (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32859) codec_dump.txt The volume controls have always worked via the fn key. Brightness Controls First install PCIutils - pciutils_osx_installer_1.03.zip And then these 2 Automator apps with switch your backlight between 10% & 100% SonyViaoWBrightness.v1.zip I've had success using a little app to auto set brightness on wake but will have to write a little more info as it wasn't a one step process.
  8. I can confirm OS-X does support hot swapping drives on official setups, as usual OSX86 setups will vary on support.
  9. fight the backlight brightness control feature

    Did anyone have some progress with a little app to adjust brightness? The setpci command works perfectly for me (Vaio VPC-W), and for now I'm just using automator shortcuts to run the commands to set 10% or 100%. It would be good if there was a little status bar app to tweak the setting (beyond my coding skills sorry).
  10. Trouble to get OS X on SONY VAIO W

    The 1510 worked great - native wireless now working perfectly. I've finally had some success with screen brightness and the problem of the backlight not reseting on wake. If you make sure you have pcitulis installed (http://x86dev.org/forum/index.php?topic=307.msg2750) which allows you to directly set the backlight setting - setpci -s 00:02.1 F4.B=XX Where XX is replace with a number from 00 (off) to 99 (100%). I made a couple of automator applications with 10% and 100% settings so I can easily switch brightness - I had hoped to find a programme to do this easily elsewhere - for now the shortcuts I have on the dock work well enough. I had issues with the computer waking but the backlight being set at 0% - I've found an program called SleepWatcher which can run a command (set the brightness @ 100%) on wake - or an even easier option using an App called Keyboard Maestro and then setting the original F5/F6 keys (no fn) to set the brightness at 10% or 100% - it also allows me to run a command on wake and thus get the backlight to set at 100%. So heres where I'm at with my PCG-4V1W / VPC-W126AG (aka USA VPC-W111XX) Specs, Atom 1.6 N280, 1GB, 250GB, GMA950 (ID 27ae) Things I can't yet get working - * About this mac forces logout/finder crash, system profiler works fine. * Sleep on lid close does nothing * Battery doesn't redetect on wake, and won't give feedback but continues to work (tried various voodoo battery versions) * Distorted sound once woken (sometimes) * Onboard mic doesn't work * Card reader (voodooSDHC.kext/IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext both tried) * Keyboard sometimes wakes and presses 2222222222 until a physical key is pressed. * Sound comes out both headphones and speakers - no switch. Working GMA950 QE/QI 1366x768, 2nd Monitor support (Iatkos 10.5.7 GMA950 Drivers) SPEED STEP (Voodoo Power) KB / Touchpad (Voodoo PS2) SOUND (Patched AppleHDA.kext with an audio codec dump) - works but I've now discovered Headphone/Speaker switch doesn't work. ETHERNET (Attansic / Atheros L1C drivers) WIFI (Replaced card with Dell 1510) BLUETOOTH SLEEP / WAKE (Backlight stays on 0% on boot - use an app like Keyboard Maestro to set at 100% via terminal command). KEYBOARD - By default types § instead of tilde (~) making terminal a pain - use Keyboard Maestro to restore ~/` key to map it to their correct keys.
  11. Snow on Sony Vaio W netbook Anyone?

    The 1510 Worked in Snow and Leopard first time. Yay!
  12. Trouble to get OS X on SONY VAIO W

    Can someone confirm/deny Sleep support? I know Bucher says its working but following his settings to install, my W goes to sleep but never wakes up again.... I've tried installing Iatkos a couple of times with a few different settings with no luck. From what I can tell its more to do with the screen not waking up - as the comp is accessible via the network and screen sharing. As for replacing wireless cards, you can physically replace the card but when I did I couldn't get Windows to detect the new card, let alone OS-X. I'm going to order a Dell 1510 Wireless card via Hong Kong / ebay and try that one.
  13. Snow on Sony Vaio W netbook Anyone?

    So I purchased a new PCI-E wireless card (GIGABYTE GN-WS32L-RH) and attempted to replace the current one. Unfortunately it didn't detect in OS-X or Windows 7 - although sticking the old one back in worked straight away. So the bad news is I doubt you can install a new card in these units without some sort of Firmware upgrade. Yet others have posted success with Dell 1510 cards, so I'm ordering one from Hong Kong now - will post results when it gets here in a few weeks. Meanwhile - I'm having issues with Sleep as the Vaio doesn't seem to wake up properly. Everything (Sound, Networking) turns on but the screen fails to go again. Has anyone had issues with sleep?
  14. Trouble to get OS X on SONY VAIO W

    Just an update on the W and what works and doesn't - definitely issues with SL - Graphics mainly. For someone looking to install osx86 your best bet is to use iatkos 10.5.7 (which you can update safely to 10.5.8). Ethernet now works using these drivers - http://code.google.com/p/iats/ - use the Attansic / Atheros L1C drivers. You can replace the wifi card easily enough and I posted some pics to show what you're looking for on this thread - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1457871. FYI you're looking for a PCI-Express type - and a small one at that (some are longer than will fit). Taking the W to pieces is pretty easy - just remove all the screws and be careful as you take off the Keyboard and the top sheet - as they have ribbons connecting them to the mobo.
  15. Snow on Sony Vaio W netbook Anyone?

    Just to confirm - my Vaio is a VPCW126AG, which is identical from the US VPCW111XX (1.6Ghz, GMA950, 1366x768). Some hardware info - again if I had had this info when I started it would have been useful. The wifi card circled. The card up close. Mini PCI-Express.