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  1. Are any of these working in 10.6.2? I've been out of the loop for a while, but bought a AR5BXB6 a couple months back from suggestion here. Worked great with no editing for 10.6 and 10.6.1 and all other OS. 10.6.2 all I had to do was switch from dsmos to fakesmc and everything else seemed to keep working, but no wifi. During boot it won't mention it at all. I've been attempting to make sense to this AtherosFix.kext and think I have it right but still nothing gets mentioned during boot and after boot in System Configuration it shows an AirPort as 'off' and hitting 'turn AirPort on' does nothing.
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    Atheros Network Drivers

    does /Extra/Extensions require any special permissions? How did you find it as hidden files, wouldn't all files be listed on the terminal to root user? I have created a /Extra/Extensions and added my pci168c,14 to the list of strings, but still I get nothing after boot. In System Configuration it shows an Airport set to 'Off' and hitting 'Turn Airport On' does nothing. I'm not sure which card this is, it's Atheros a/b/g and it works seemless in all Windows, Linux and 10.6 and 10.6.1, I have never editted and Info.plst for it previously, but after the update it just doesn't get any mention at all during boot. Why would they remove common Atheros support? Is it just not in the kernel somehow?
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    Snow easy install to Thinkpad T60 2623-DAU

    Ok, so I'm in OSX and found out it's not using X1000 by default, the only thing video related I can find when I "kextstat | more" is: 66 0 0x4805b000 0x2a000 0x29000 com.apple.kext.ATISupport (6.0.2) <65 14 13 7 5 4 3 1> Now I have hacked X1000 and added my IOPCINumber and I'm pretty sure it was in use those times, but I recall the same issues with no being able to full screen video as well as an additional issue with that driver of mouse tearing. I don't get any when X1000 is no in use. I also tried NatitX1300.kext which seemed to find my video card much better and had tons of extras that sounded really useful like: ATIRNDRV.kext ATIRadeonX1000.kext ATIRadeonX1000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX1000VADriver.bundle But when I tried all these '-v' boot looked like it was recognizing better and then when the GUI started the screen would go black. I'm not sure what that was or how to get around it, but I would like to properly test that driver bundle. As for using System Profiler, you can't any more. I saw many posts on the topic that in Snow they removed the CI/QE info from the display info page: So, I just tried taking a screen shot, I tried both Command+Shift+3 or 4 and no file go created, then I tried grab and grab shows a preview that's blank and white, after saving and opening in Color Sync it's still blank and white. I have noticed that although I recall 'Preview' working fine for showing images fairly early in my install that it has not been working lately. That is if I click on a JPG, Preview opens and displays nothing, if I right-click the JPEG and use ColorSync Utility I can see the image that way. Anyway under display I say this: GPU, PCIe, x16, 128MB, ATI, No kext loaded, Display: 1024x768 32-bit color. Now I don't think those are right at all, it could be PCIe, but I doubt it's x16, I just always thought my T60 was using AGP. I definately think my screen shot and preview issues are probably related to my OpenGL issues. Any thoughts?
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    Snow easy install to Thinkpad T60 2623-DAU

    Just to checkin/add a quick reply. As was stated, using that $10 card it worked fine in my IBM because it's got an IBM partnumber, it's whitelisted. Also as was said, I'm not sure about the IBM 'n' card because our laptops predate that, so even if it's IBM our BIOS might complain. The cards been great, it took some reading on apple.com forums, to learn OSX wifi system, but now I have it autenticating to my WPA2 WAP on boot, before login and after waking from 'sleep'. I'm quite content. As for screen brightness and 1024x768. As I said, my T60 model's native resolution IS 1024x768 and I never hook to an external monitor, so I've yet to run into resolution issues. My screen brightness adjust has been working fine in 10.6 and 10.6.1, like I said, no onscreen display, but Fn+Home/End adjusts just fine. I also haven't noticed it running extra hot or anything, even though I know the power management isn't quite correct and I'm sure the CPU is running at a higher Freq or Voltage than required it's been fine. I haven't messed with DSDT.aml at all, I'm in windows now for work and haven't had time to mess with OSX the last couple weeks, but I plan on checking that. I found another post talking about dumping BIOS DST/CST in linux and somehow building your own DSDT to hopefully get full APCI support and real sleep working, but it's confusing and I haven't attempted it yet. I'll try out the DSDT editor and let you know what I find. Thanks.
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    ATI X1300 Radeon Mobility, OpenGL?

    I have 10.6.1 installed on my T60 and video has been working good at native resolution right out of the box. I think I have QE/CI too, because I can play chess (although choppy), watch all vids, etc. But I cannot run any vids, even crappy mpegs, in full screen, nor can I run Hulu or Youtube in fullscreen, it gets way too choppy, drops half the frames. These tasks are no chore at all in Windows, so am I not fully accelerated somehow? Also, my OpenGL seems to not be working. GLXGears crashes, VLC with OpenGL output is just a black box. If I run XBench during the OpenGL tests it successfully says a FPS number (that looks reasonable too), but shows me only a black box. So it's like it's rendering but not flushing to the screenbuffer or something. I found this great link here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...=mobility+x1300 Which has tons of stuff, I don't know what all the bundles and plugins are, but they don't seem to help. Upon reboot I saw the message go by (using -v) that it was using NatitX1300, but using this I just get a black screen once Aqua starts. Any thoughts, how do I get OpenGL working and should I use Natit and how do I fix it?
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    Snow easy install to Thinkpad T60 2623-DAU

    1024x768 is my native resolution on my T60, I wish I had the screen with higher res. Anyway I've tried patching X1000, but had the same video/results that I could tell, I'm not sure how to tell what drivers are being used or not. Also, I just got my Atheros card in the mail, only 2 days after payment. It's working great, recognized instantly in Linux and OSX with no patching or drivers. I had to add a driver in windows and update my Access Connections software to use the newer device. Here's what I bought, it'd IBM rebrand, so it has a FRU P/N: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT Here's the drivers you need to update: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-70480 That page has links to the new Access Connections and a new Power Manager driver and recommends you update both. The new card/driver wouldn't work with the old software, so I'd recomend updating both. One thing of interest/note, in Linux and OSX my hardware 'kill' switch does nothing and my wifi active LED on the bottom of the monitor never lights. That is, I can use the wifi fine regardless if the switch is 'off'. This is fine, just worth noting. It's working great in Windows XP same as the stock card. I don't have an 'n' protocol router, but it looks like if you find an IBM one you'd use the same driver, that seems to cover all 'g' or 'n' type cards. I'd definately recommend finding one from IBM because Lenovo does have bios checks for some hardware, but I'm not exactly sure it's necassary or if even being IBM that the 'n' is so new the older T60 would be confused. The only Atheros/IBM rebrand with 'n' I can find on ebay right now is this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-thinkpad-Atheros-A...=item3a519c55da It says it should be compatible with all T/X/R 60/61s, but I've never used it myself. I do notice in the picture it shows connectors for 3 anntennaes, our T60s only have 2, so I'm not sure if that'll be an issue or if you can just buy another and route it wherever you want, etc. Let me know if you try it or how it turns out for you.
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    Snow easy install to Thinkpad T60 2623-DAU

    Gratz on your Leopard installs. I'm new to this so just started right out with SL. If you attempt I'd definately backup, at least save all your kexts and home directory. I've got Time Machine working well, but have seen some worrying sites/posts about restoring from it. If you have the hdd space you could always install to a new partition to play with SL before you commit. As far as the ISO it's the 3.5 Universal one you mentioned, mine has the install greeting in Russian. It talks about doing something with DSDT but I didn't really understand and just ignored it. I'm completely new to all this, so basically just kept hitting 'next' until the install started. As mentioned I kept getting kernel panics and no boots until I did the install fresh (reformatted drive) and unchecked LegacyAHCIATA and booted fine. My laptop is only 1024x768 (hate it) and was running at that resolution was apparent acceleration and no tearing right after install. Power management also worked as well as yours, the S1 sleep state, as did the gigabit ethernet with no issues. After all of my tweaking/playing and testing bunches of Kexts all I've really managed is to get the Audio working. By default there's nothing, with the AzailaAudio package and a patch I get internal speakers working fine. Removing this and switching to VoodooHDA is better though, from cold boot internal speakers work fine as does headphone jack (turning off internal speakers), etc. It even shows some LineInput options, but I cannot get any to work. I actually do have a crappy $3 USB headphone/microphone jack sound card thing off ebay I've yet to try, if that works with microphone that may be enough. As for the video hardware acceleration, I still feel I need something more, videos seem to play fine but if I full screen divx movies or even Hulu I get some pretty bad lag where normally in windows I could run HD versions off Hulu in fullscreen with no issue. It seems like my OpenGL is not working, VLC with OpenGL output would do nothing, the OpenGL tests in Xbench just show black, and if I try GLXGears I get a crash of the program. I too just bought an Atheros off ebay, it's an IBM rebrand from newer models (but listed T60/R60 as well), so I'm hoping it won't have any hardware issues (IBM sometimes wants IBM stuff) and if I get that working fine with WinXP and Linux (and OSX) I'll just leave that, it was only $10 free S/H. After that the only things holding me back from enjoying myself are S3 sleep state, since I sleep my laptop ALL the time and have the extended battery and really enjoy my 6 hours of use in XP, the full screen video playback, and I'm still having some issues with other odds and ends, like a USB webcam, macam shows jumbled video, but it'll work in Quicktime for a while, then cause a hardware crash, but won't work in Skype at all. And I cannot get my cheapo PCMCIA 5-1 card reader to work, I found good kext that recognizes other PCMCIA, but for this just says non-smart card and I'm not sure how to proceed. As for speedstep I did find one kext that seemed to work great, changed my cpu freq, etc, but after an hour or so caused a KP and I could not boot with it on the system. I may have better luck on your systems: http://code.google.com/p/xnu-speedstep/
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    VoodooHDA

    I take it back, after a reboot my internal speakers are working fine and if I plug in headphones it disables the internals and the headphones work fine. I had just rebooted from Windows though, so I hope that's not the reason. I did find a microphone and cannot record at all, either with internal mic, plugging in a mic or putting a CD rom in the drive and recording while it's playing even though I do have a line input called 'CD'. I have a codec dump from linux I was going to try with AppleHDA inject before I found VoodooHDA, is there a way I can inject just the microphone options into Voodoo? The only reason I'm not using OSX is because I need the microphone for Skype. I'd really like to continue with OSX.
  9. Me too, I searched for hours with many suggestions and solutions but you're the only spot I've seen mention the MachineID.plist and that's all I was missing. Now it's backing up fine. As was said it requires me to have the SMB share mounted (say /Volumes/backups), but always creates a /Volumes/backups-1 with root permissions and opens the .dmg volume from there. Odd but fine. One remaining issue/mention, I'm not sure if it's just SMB related or you AFP users have the same problem, if you 'Enter Time Machine' and look at your backups, when you close that it does not seem to eject the DMG. So if I 'Enter Time Machine' it creates the /Volumes/backups-1 mount, open the DMG and starts browsing, when I'm done I still have my DMG opened (/Volumes/NAS Backup but whatever you called your DMG image name in the manual step). Now if it attempts to backup it'll create a /Volumes/backups-2 and will complain that the DMG is already in use and it stop backing up. I've always right-click ejected my DMG and 'umount /Volumes/backups-1' after 'Enter Time Machine' to keep it backing up happy. Anyone else had this issue? One more I'll mention, but I think it's just my particular system/config, my 'Enter Time Machine' does not refresh correctly, I see no star field, just one Finder/browser window and if I click in the correct (bottom, right) area where the forward/back arrows are for going through the archives then it will update that Finder window with whatever historic version I want, but it won't draw the date or arrows or any of the normal Time Machine background. I'm assuming it's video driver related but thought I'd throw it out there in case others have the same issue. Again, THANKS for this fix, I'm very happy to be backing up to RAID5 and not to an Airport Extreme.
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    SMB shares/ mounting?

    Yes that's interesting. Way back when I first set up the smb.conf I had a 98SE machine and a bunch of Win 2000 machines, maybe I had to change it to =user for that reason. It's odd that it would affect OSX though, I use the same username/password on all my boxes simply because this aids in things like this. For instance Windows to Windows doesn't prompt at all it recognizes the same account/password, same with Windows to Linux sometimes. Anyway I searched for hours and saw many asking the question having issues with Leopard and Snow Leopard, here's the link I eventually found solutions in: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?t...=0&tstart=0 There's a lot mentioned, like making a password just numbers, or putting domain;user@computer/share, etc and eventually someone with a linux server mentioned the 'security' setting. This thread deals with connecting to windows shares, my Snow Leopard never had an issue with that, so I think there must have been other problems with Leopard smb that's been mostly corrected. One more thing I'll note, after getting this working I wanted to use Time Machine to my RAID 5 linux box, this took another hours of searching, here's the solution so you can back up to a smb share: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=184462
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    Snow easy install to Thinkpad T60 2623-DAU

    Ok, a couple more things. I can get line input and output to work if I use the latest VoodooHDA driver: 0.2.2-beta http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,234.0.html But that is ALL that works with that driver, my internal speakers and microphone will not function. The previous hack to AppleAzaila had ONLY the internal speakers working, so still on the drawing board here. Also I have yet to find a good power management solution (tried half a dozen), but I found that VoodooBattery makes my battery/charge status work great, it seems to think I have 2 batteries, but hte %/time remaining seems correct. I'm using the Snow Leopard edition on at the bottom of the list: http://www.superhai.com/darwin.html
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    VoodooHDA

    I get those errors constantly too in my syslog, but my sound does work the whole time. For some reason my built in speakers are not functioning, but try plugging in headphones, I bet there's sound. I'm not sure why it's like this. As for as your reinstalling, you completely deleted and formatted the partition before the reinstall right? And you used the same exactly disc/OSX version? Just making sure because just attempt to reinstall without formatting would not help your issue.
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    SMB shares/ mounting?

    I solved this, there were a couple 'solutions' that were mentioned, one being that a password of all numbers would work, but for me it was only my Debian shares and it was my smb.conf setting of 'security=share' that I guess OSX has trouble with. Setting it to security=user allowed OSX to authenticate at a user level correctly (or something). Security=share seems useful only if you want anonymous guest access on a share, none of mine were like this, they all required logins anyway with 'guest=no'.
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    VoodooHDA

    So using the latest, 2.2 with no hacking it does recognize and add some sound lines. It gives me Line-Out and SPDIF-out, Line-Out works fine with my headphones and all L-R, volume slider work great in OSX 10.6.1. BUT, this disables my built in laptop speakers which were working fine with AppleHDA. Also I know have a Line Input called 'CD'. It will not use my internal microphone and I do not have an external available to plug in and test. Has anyone got internal microphone and speakers to work? This is all I really want so I can Skype.
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    CardBus/PCMCIA PC Cards for Leopard

    Ok, I tried the latest in the 10.5.6 folder on my 10.6.1 install and I can boot fine and it loads the module fine. When I plug a card in I see this in syslog: Oct 13 09:16:24 t60osx pcscd[404]: Non-smartcard device launched pcscd [Vendor: 0X483, Product: 0X2016] Oct 13 09:16:24 t60osx pcscd[404]: Non-smartcard device launched pcscd [Vendor: 0XA, Product: 0] Now this in particular is a 5-1 card reader with a card in it. There are no new disks in /dev and it says non-smartcard reader. Actually testing further, plugging in the 5-1 reader empty generates no messages in syslog or anywhere, I can enter the PCMCIA card empty, and then only when I put an SD card in it do the above messages show up. Is there some next step I'm missing to have it emulate a drive?
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