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LoveableGeek

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  1. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Tres lame. I guess this is what we get for buying cheap laptops from Compaq. Have you tried to change your wireless card yet? If you connect anything but approved models (I believe there are exactly TWO for mine, a Presario c304nr) when you power on the notebook, it doesn't even POST, just goes straight to a message about an unsupported wireless device. Won't do a thing til you yank it out again. Of course, I have heard that people hack their BIOS to get all cards to work, but as Compaq / HP won't even send me the recovery CDs I ordered 6 months ago, I seriously doubt they'd be happy to replace a scrapped notebook with an unsupported BIOS
  2. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Whenever I boot with the v flag I see the same dependency warnings as well. Interesting though, the light on my Wifi card doesn't come on unless I boot into windows first, turn on the card, then warm boot into OSx86. Oddly, even if I enable my card in Linux, when I reboot into OSX, the card turns off during the brief moment that the laptop has no power. On a side-note, do you have any more complex function in your BIOS than "enable" or "disable" for your wireless card? I find that my BIOS is horribly limited.
  3. Which 10.4.8 disc are you trying to install from? My desktop is running 100% with the JaS 10.4.8 IntelONLY SSE3 install, but my Compaq Presario c300 wouldn't load the installer properly from it. I grabbed the newest 10.4.8 disc (also from JaS, but it's got AMD and SSE2 support as well) and it runs fine. No wireless still, but that's because HP/Compaq hates to let anyone use their hardware in ANY WAY other than the original configuration. Just look in your BIOS. If you're like 95% of current HP/Compaq owners, the only options available in their new BIOS involve date, time and boot order... no customization whatsoever. Whew. Ramble. So my advice is to try searching for JaS 10.4.8 on Demonoid, and see if you can grab a copy of the newest release that has AMD and SSE2 support. Oodles more compatible with obscure hardware, and the installer didn't hang up on me. Good luck.
  4. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    Ha! I feel like all us 4311 owners are cursed :censored2: I think certain versions of this card are crippled, particularly the ones in Dell and HP/Compaq notebooks. I also have wireless in WinXP/Vista, but the card won't work in OS X or in Ubuntu with ndiswrapper. If anyone has info on getting Broadcom 4311 cards to work, they would be our savior. I mean come on, the file we're editing is NAMED for the Broadcom 4311 for crying out loud!
  5. Generic USB2.0 (EHCI) Driver

    Nevermind. Looked at your sig, I'll send along the appropriate kext, I just need your email addy as this forum doesn't support uploading attachments to PMs (at least as far as I can tell).
  6. Generic USB2.0 (EHCI) Driver

    bumpy, What kernel are you using? I can attach it to a pm or a regular email if you'd like.
  7. Generic USB2.0 (EHCI) Driver

    I just wanted to post to thank you, orByte (and mac fly as well!) for all your hard work and effort. I'm running 10.4.7 on a Compaq Presario c304, and it's been hell getting most of the hardware to work. The problem many Compaq (and HP, who now owns Compaq) users face is the limited BIOS shipped with new systems-- you can only really change the date/time/boot order, and maybe a couple of other options. Thanks to your driver, I've snatched EHCI control away from their crippled BIOS. Keep up the excellent work.
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