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  1. Dell Latitude E6510 DSDT

    Is this with a modified dsdt? When I try this, the system just hangs and a reboot gives me an invalid sleep image.
  2. Dell Latitude E6510 DSDT

    Wow amirstep, that's a valiant effort. I coincidentally had a look the acpi pdf over the last weekend and it frightened me. Especially when Linus Torvalds himself says things like One of the main difficulties is that one iteration of coding-testing takes a whole reboot. Do you use any form of (remote) debugging or anything like that?
  3. Dell Latitude E6510 DSDT

    Thanks amirstep for the VGA and shutdown fixes! They both work on my E6410 (posted on http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...;#entry1687243). Sleep doesn't work though on 10.6.7. It must be fixable using a dsdt change though based on what fmac is saying.
  4. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    I forgot to mention I'm running 10.6.7 (I've edited my post to reflect this). Maybe you need to upgrade to that for the dsdt to work.
  5. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Here's the shutdown fix applied to the above dsdt (attached). Both VGA and shutdown work now for me on 10.6.7. DSDT.aml.zip
  6. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    I applied the NVCAP fix on the DSDT from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...46491&st=20 for my NVS 3100M and have VGA working now. I've attached the DSDT. I used the one from the boot CD as a base. I no longer have to use GraphicsEnabler=yes now. DSDT.aml.zip
  7. Problem booting in SL10.6

    I just tried the 10.4.0 rel 4 legacy kernel on an existing unmodified 10.6.4 SL installation. I tried booting up, but kept getting stuck on the blue screen even with an external monitor plugged in and AppleIntel* kexts replaced (see my post) above. I only managed to boot after I deleted the AppleIntel* kexts. It looks like 16 or 256 colors, so the graphics are definitely not 100%. The worrying thing though is that no dates/times were displayed, not in the menu nor the finder. Also button rendering was still not correct.
  8. Problem booting in SL10.6

    I've not done anything since my last post. Only one little bit of extra but probably unhelpful information: I purely accidentally booted up the installation on my Dell D830 and there were no issues.
  9. [Guide] Dell Latitude D630/D830

    I just upgraded my Dell D830 to 10.6.4 from 10.6.1 but found QE/CI on my NVidia Quadro NVS 140M was no longer working. I could choose resolutions and work with an external monitor fine though. I proceeded to install from scratch to find out of the graphics would work without any extra efforts. To my surprise they did, but only when using Chameleon 2.0 RC4 (with GraphicsEnabler=yes). I was using grub before. I then copied the extensions dir from the new 10.6.4 installation to my old one which fixed QE/CI. Here's a short procedure to get my usual configuration working if installed from scratch: * Install 10.6.0 from the install CD to a new partition. * Apply the 10.6.4 update * Install chameleon and add GraphicsEnabler=yes to /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist * Copy extensions to /Extra: AppleRTC.kext, Disabler.kext, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, PlatformUUID.kext, fakesmc.kext * Delete the AppleHDA kext This configuration is already enough to ensure a bootable system without kernel panics. I use these extra extensions: * AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext: PS2 mouse/keyboard * ApplePS2Controller.kext: PS2 mouse/keyboard * AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext: Ethernet. Loading this extension will slow down a shutdown/reboot by about 20-30 seconds * OSXRestart.kext: This allows the system to be rebooted, but only if voodoopower isn't loaded * VoodooHDA.kext: Sound * VoodooPower.kext: CPU throttling I've just discovered an issue with PS/2. I found this in dmesg: "ApplePS2Mouse: Unexpected data from PS/2 controller." and the laptop keyboard and trackpad/nub stopped working. This wasn't happening in 10.6.1 so I'm wondering what's going on here. Any suggestions are welcome. What isn't working: * Sleep. I've tried the sleep kext but it's too unreliable so I don't use it. * Wireless (see http://projectcamphor.mercurysquad.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/mercurysquad/130654692121) * Shutdown. * Reboot only works if voodoohda isn't loaded What I haven't tried: * hibernate * modem * PCMCIA
  10. I got reboot working using OSXRestart.kext. I have to unload VoodooPower.kext first though. Also, it takes about 30 seconds for the AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext to unload. If I unload it first, the reboot happens quickly. I've been looking into merging openhaltrestart and osxrestart but without any luck so far. osxrestart must be doing something right to be working even though I have an nvidia card. I read that the trick to get the shutdown working is to mess with DSDT. Has anyone managed this?
  11. I just updated from 10.6.1 to 10.6.3 and it was pretty straightforward. This is what I did: * Installed chameleon 2.0 RC4. For some reason I can only use this bootloader if I add arch=i386 to the command line. v1.0 worked fine in 64 bit mode (i.e. no arch=i386 needed there). * The system booted up to a black screen, but kept running. I had to copy NV* and Ge* from the 10.6.1 installation to get the graphics to work again. Everything seems fine there * I had to delete AppleHDA for sounds to be working again As far as I can tell, everything else still behaves as before. Edit/Correction: I never booted in 64 bit mode in the first place (as I incorrectly assumed above). The older version of the boot loader just automatically triggered 32 bit mode.
  12. Problem booting in SL10.6

    I just got snow leopard working on my Dell D610, but not with 100% success. I've just done the same thing as amzor with these options in the installer: * legacyintelpiix, * legacy 10.2.0 kernel * PS/2 After the install: * I copied IOATAFamily from my leopard iPC 10.5.6 installation to fix a kernel panic * Also, I was getting "FakeSMC: key info not found MSDS, length – 6" which I fixed by adding this to fakesmc's info.plist: <key>MSDS</key> <data>AAAAAAAA</data> And have managed to go beyond the freeze at the gray screen after the verbose load. I'm not sure yet exactly what did the trick but it's one or both of these: * I copied AppleIntelGMA* and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer from my leopard iPC 10.5.6 installation * I plugged in an external monitor Funnily enough, after I got past the initial installation GUIs, I could boot without an external monitor. I suspect the 10.5.6 leo kexts must have done the trick. The problems I'm facing now: * The clock shows negative numbers and the date/time GUI doesn't work properly. Finder shows invalid timestamps too for files. * Rendering problems and the buttons are distorted on the left hand side * Instability: the finder tends to crash. Textedit mangles the colors on rtf files. Who knows what else, I've not used it too long, but am discouraged enough by this behavior to discontinue using the kernel. I'll post more once I get to the bottom of exactly what needs to be done.
  13. [Guide] Dell Latitude D630/D830

    I don't use a DSDT file. I used the alternate bootloader as described in the top post, including copying of the smbios.plist file. What kernel panic message are you getting?
  14. [Guide] Dell Latitude D630/D830

    Hi, Thanks for the above two tips. That battery kext works perfectly. Also, using VoodooHDA with the preference panel has got the Mic to work. For the first time in literally two years I am able to have decent volume on the Mic when not using windows. Thanks for the tips guys. Also, I found out that most of my cache/bootloader problems had to do with booting on a usbstick. I installed it on a real hard drive (using MBR with the fix to OSInstall.mpkg to let me use non GUID partitions described here ). Setting ownership on the usbstick was an important thing to get things working too. Random tip: VoodooPower.kext works well to keep the CPU frequency & temperature down. I've got all my requirements met to roll with this and use it full time The only niggling things left: - Sleep doesn't work - Shutdown/reboot due to nvidia - Wireless (I use an external usb thingy, which is fine) Thanks, Will
  15. [Guide] Dell Latitude D630/D830

    Hi, I've gotten snow leopard working on my Dell D830 with NVIDIA 140M card. The NVIDIA driver is the best I've seen so far with HW acceleration (QE/CI) working, external display, and even detection of an external display if connected after bootup; something I couldn't manager with Leo in previous attempts. I've not completely researched everything yet, but after a fresh install, I can run in 64 bit mode, and these are the state of things: What's not working: - Sleep - Battery indicator - Wireless - Shutdown/reboot is not working due to the nvidia drivers. - sound: MIC in Some notes: - The boot loader only loads 50% of the time. I typically have to power on, wait for the bootloader to load to load, and press ctrl-alt-delete. The 2nd time around it boots OS X, but without presenting a command line. - Another issue is that kext caching doesn't work. I can only boot with the -f parameter, which I had to put in /Volumes/SL/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist since I don't know how to get a command line for the kernel params while booting. I'll try some different versions of cameleon etc see if I can fix that. The kernel panics at a really early stage if I don't use -f - Sound wasn't working out of the box. I had to delete IntelHDA.kext and use a 64 bit version of VoodooHDA.kext. Mute works as well as line out but the MIC in doesn't work. Thanks for the guide! Excellent work. Will