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  1. SL on SAMSUNG N510 ION Netbook

    Hey so I have the same graphics issue as well (I'm on 10.6.6 currently), I've been under the impression this is due to QE not being properly enabled (if you're running 10.6 and your menu bar isn't a bit transparent QE is off). I'm fairly convinced that the cause is the lack of correct graphic card identification (the ion in the n510 is equivalent to a 9400M), so I've spent a bit of time trying to modify DSDT files and such to get the OS to use the graphics card properly, yet to be successful, though if anyone has got >10.6.2 running with QE/CI completing working (that is, full hardware graphics support) I'd love to hear about it. And if/when I sort out mine I'll post an update Good luck! (sorted my wifi with a new NIC card, very easy install, see earlier in this thread)
  2. SL on SAMSUNG N510 ION Netbook

    Back to the forum after much wondering (and the writing of a PhD thesis...) Tolukolvi how did you get to 10.6.4? I ran the 10.6.4 combo updater and now I've encountered a kernel mismatch problem. I'm hopeful I can sort out a solution, but I was just wondering what your version path was did you get a 10.6.4 retail disc or was it an earlier install and an update? And which kernel are you using? modbin or the nbi mach kernel or something else?
  3. grub2 and macx86

    paulscode: thanks for the bits, but I can't seem to get them to take (I'm a bit of a linux noob). I've added your suggested menuentry from the update: menuentry "Snow Leopard" { insmod hfsplus insmod part_gpt search --file --set=root /boot multiboot /boot } to /etc/grub.d/40_custom and confirmed that the executable bit is set, then run 'sudo update-grub2' but nothing is added to my boot menu :/ . I've even confirmed that the new menuentry is in /boot/grub/grub.cfg , which it is, right at the bottom as I expected. Everything seems correct, except the menu entry doesn't actually show up in the menu. Am I missing something obvious?
  4. SL on SAMSUNG N510 ION Netbook

    just to add that I successfully updated from 10.6 -> 10.6.2 w/o trouble with the NBI. So it appears the trouble is in the move to 10.6.3 ...
  5. SL on SAMSUNG N510 ION Netbook

    Anyone have any thoughts on 10.6.3? I ask because I have (mostly) successfully gotten 10.6.0 (that's what's on a very early retail disc I bought a while back) to run via an installation I did with a USB stick created with netbookbootmaker. Unlike what was discussed above, the installer found my disc and was quite happy to install the OS on it (bios declares it's version 02MU I believe, machine is not with me as I write this). The only notable thing about the install was that afterword the internal HDD (the drive that has the currently running system) didn't automatically show up on my desktop as it does on my MBP. I could still r/w/x everything on it via finder, but it seems odd that it didn't show on the desktop also. Additionally, the sound and wifi didn't work as has been discussed above and I was planning to try some of these voodoo kexts for the sound and a modified version of the solution for the 8192USB wifi (same chipset as the built in wifi but with usb, should be modifiable...). But before I did all that I thought (perhaps foolishly, I admit) that since that all went moderately well I'd give the 10.6.3 combo update a whirl. ugh. the update goes fine and finishes successfully, then on restart an nbi dell mini logo shows up (replacing the grey logo) and the spinner just spins forever (I mean forever, I let it go a long time). I did a hard restart and get the same behavior so I booted back to the boot USB stick and ran NBI from it, because, well I thought it might be worth a shot. Ran it with default options then restarted, this lead to the grey apple again ('legacy logo'?)and the spinning wheel. But the spinning wheel eventually goes away, the screen goes black with a cursor in the upper left corner, then strobes endlessly between a bright green and bright blue, both with a slight implication of the menu bar at top but otherwise solid in color. I've restarted with the -v and -x options and tried a couple other things but no avail. Anyone have any ideas? I happy to provide more detail/output, but this is my first really attempt at a hackint0sh (though I'm quite proficient with macs and *nix boxes generally) so I'm not sure what would be the most useful for diagnostics... help!?!!?