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  1. pegasys

    TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    I couldn't get Tablet Magic 2b17d2 working on a Toshiba M700 (Wacom Penenabled Dual Touch - WACF009 - 38400 baud) - everytime I selected 38400 baud in the preference pane and then started Tablet Magic, it would switch back to 19200 baud. I then found guffin's modified TabletMagicDaemon on the X61 thread and copied it to /Library/PreferencePanes/TabletMagic.prefPane/Contents/Resources/TabletMagicDaemon replacing the one already there and now Tablet Magic is working http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...7574&st=240
  2. I owned a XT2 for a while recently - here's some info about a leopard install that I did. Compared to the original XT (ati chipset, hard drive not seen) it was straightforward - apart from a boot1 error. Used iDeneb v1.6, (10.5.8), other than the items already selected at the customise screen, I also selected 'intel ahci' and 'voodoo ps2' (otherwise you get a 'waiting for boot device' and 'no keyboard found' messages). Voodoo hda works great for audio. To get the correct resolution for the x4500 graphics I used the 'GMA4500_Native_Resolution.zip' at the start of this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=192830 (Graphics properties then showed that I had a X3100 card!) Pen, Touch, mouse Pen and touch worked perfectly in leopard with no problems - thanks again to bognan_adnan's kext - but note that on the Windows partition I had the single touch (multi gesture) ntrig driver installed (therefore the digitiser firmware was also single touch - when you install ntrig drivers in windows, the ntrig digitiser firmware is also updated). I then installed the current multi touch ntrig drivers in windows to see what effect the multitouch firmware would have in leopard. On booting back into leopard, everything seemed normal (trackpad, mouse buttons, pen) - until I touched the screen - then the left mouse button stopped working and touch calibration would be completely out. Touching the screen with the pen would bring everything back to normal. So I reinstalled the single touch drivers/firmware NB it's usually recommended to uninstall current ntrig software before installing different ntrig software and to remove the battery and hold the power button down for 2 mins to remove the firmware (but please check for yourself what the correct procedure might be!).
  3. @domineus good job! If you search the forum for 'dell x4500', there's quite a few threads - I think some people have been able to get proper resolution but not acceleration. Under driver selection, you could select intel sata ahci, battery icon, maybe try one of the power managements.
  4. I don't think it's the processor any Intel CD, C2D, ULV, Atom is supposed to run leopard vanilla kernel - I assume you have SU9300 or SU9400 ? Try to update chameleon to RC2 either using the method in 1st paragraph of my last post (using a iatkos v7 or ideneb v1.6 DVD) or else delete the partition, create it again, and do a fresh install with iatkos 10.5.7 or ideneb 10.5.8 I remember someone telling me when I first got a XT to check that XD functionality was enabled in bios - which it should be by default.
  5. @domineus I hardly ever get boot errors, but the last time I saw one, I think I just booted from the install DVD, chose the bootloader partition, at the customize screen unselected everything (especially main system files!), then just selected chamelion 2 bootloader, 'installed', (it gives a installation failed message, never mind), and rebooted. I usually partition a laptop disk using MBR scheme, 3 primary partitions, P1 windows, P2 OS X, P3 Linux, the 4th partition is then an extended partition, containing as many partitions as I need. Depending which of the primary partitions is active, when I power on the laptop, I see either windows bootloader, chamelion bootloader or grub bootloader. But I usually have P1 active and use windows7 loader. To add Mac and Linux entries, I use the program easybcd. If you have several logical Mac partitions in the extended partition, the chamelion bootloader will boot these fine. The mouse problem you have is weird. Do both sets of (left) mouse buttons (for track point and touchpad) not work? The XT2 is a fairly standard laptop with GS45 northbridge and ICM-9M southbridge. I suppose the ntrig digitiser could be different on the XT2 (compared to the XT, different firmware, maybe even different hardware?), I'm not sure what else could be different. Does the XT2 with Windows 7 now ship with multitouch working? if it does, perhaps it's the newer ntrig multitouch firmware that's causing your mouse problems in OS X (although you'd think the hardware mouse buttons would work anyway). BTW, when you're using the pen or touch is the calibration 100% accurate over the entire screen?
  6. @domineus It would be worth trying ideneb v1.6 (10.5.8) over v1.4 (10.5.5) - I've found the newer version works better for me on some laptops. Generally, if it quits when installing or when trying to boot the installed OS, things you could try: 1.try different releases e.g on a vaio FE590, I found iPC worked best, iAtkos would quit when installing 2. If the Vanilla kernel doesn't work, try something else e.g Voodoo kernel (but vanilla should work for C2D) 3. Always boot verbose mode, try see what it says before quiting (not a help if it quits during GUI installation) then google or search forum for people with same problem 4.Try find out if anyone else has your exact laptop (there's a couple of people in this thread who mention XT2, perhaps PM them). 5. Try and find out any other laptops with the same spec as yours (chipset, video, etc), better still by the same OEM 6. Look in the bios - sometimes there's stuff there that can be changed to help.
  7. @domineus Never heard of only one mouse button working before, you can actually swap the mouse buttons around if you go to Sytem Preferences>Keyboard&Mouse>Mouse>Primary Mouse Button - which might be worth a try LOL. Seriously, perhaps choosing Voodoo PS2 fix when installing would fix this, I almost always have to choose a PS2 fix when installing leopard on laptops as otherwise I don't get a working keyboard or mouse (but they do usually work when booted from the install DVD). For Broadcom cards, although they usually work straight away, sometimes you have to go to Sytem Preferences>Network and set them up manually by clicking on a few things. If you type lspci in console in Linux, the hard drive controller should appear in one of the lines e.g. for the toshiba nb200 netbook I'm using at the moment, it appears as: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
  8. @domineus I had a XT for a few weeks in Nov/Dec - but you have the XT2 - which is a different machine (different chipset, graphics, sound, etc). When booting from an install DVD and you have no mouse, have you tried plugging in a USB mouse, also does the touchscreen not work? If you've got no mouse and/or keyboard when booting from the hard drive, try selecting voodoo ps2 fix when installing, for audio you could try voodoo hda (didn't work for the XT), not sure about the x4500 graphics (I think others have been able to get correct res but not QE/CI), what wireless card do you have? if it's intel it won't work, if it's Broadcom it should work OOTB. I mostly used iDeneb 10.5.8 (v1.6) on the XT, vanilla kernel worked fine. Btw, what exactly is the HD controller on the XT2? (I'm guessing sata ahci) is it intel ICH9M-E or similar? The SB600 on the XT was a pain.
  9. pegasys

    TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    In case anyone missed it... The second beta of Axiotron Quickscript, released in December now works on serial tablets - or at least it's working on my Fujitsu T2010 Thanks to Axiotron and thanks again to Scott... http://www.axiotron.com/index.php?id=downloads @Emory Dunn I had a tablet a while ago where (unusually) the serial port didn't show up in the drop down box of available serial ports on the TM prefpane - opening Disk Utility, selecting 'Repair Disk Permissions' and then rebooting with the -f option at the Darwin bootloader fixed it for me. For all tablets, I've found that although TM does a good job of modifying the serial kext with the wacom digitiser ID ( it's FUJ02E5 on the T2010), I always have to reinstall the modified serial kext with osx86 tools, as on rebooting I get a 'kext improperly installed' message. I'm guessing this is because I use a blank password - kext helper doesn't work either without a user account password, osx86 tools does. (btw, I'm still using leopard - not sure what might have changed for SL).
  10. Well, I changed the Dell XT for another laptop (I never keep anything very long ) - but thought I'd post back about the Verbatim card: The Verbatim card didn't work - I'd forgotten that ExpressCard SSDs could either have PCI or USB interface and the Verbatim was PCI. I next tried a Transcend ExpressCard SSD - and despite having much slower Read/Write speeds than the Verbatim, it worked just fine - 20mins to install leopard, 25 sec to boot and no lag noticeable when booted up in the OS.
  11. UPDATE Pen and touch calibration issue solved! Browsing the HP TX2 thread for the first time, I came across bogdan_adnan's recompiled IOHIDFamily.kext - which fixes the calibration issue for touch and pen and also turns touch off when the pen is used (TX2 also has 1280x800 screen and n-trig digitiser) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...9169&st=100 At last, with a fast SSD expresscard, native screen resolution, correct pen/touch calibration , this has become a usable system
  12. pegasys

    OS X on HP TouchSmart tx2?

    WOW! a big thank you to bogdan_adnan for the IOHIDFamily.kext I'm using it on a Dell XT (also 1280x800 screen and n-trig touch/pen digitiser) and it works great I'm finally able to use Quickscript and MyScript Stylus without ink jumping between pen and hand resting on the screen and to have perfect calibration.
  13. @paddy159 this works for some, not for others : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=87983 (remember dev id is half backwards for the binary file...42 79... )
  14. @paddy159 Hi, patrick, here's what I did, step by step, to get it to work: ( I'll make it very detailed for the benefit of others) 1. boot into windows 2. download softMMc from: http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/softmccs.exe 3. install the software, run it and choose from the file menu, 'save report' - save it to your desktop and close the program. 4. Open the saved report, somewhere towards the bottom you will see Raw EDID = select and copy the long continuous string (mixture of numbers and letters) you see after this. 5. To change hex to base64, go to the website: http://home2.paulschou.net/tools/xlate/ and paste the raw edid data into the HEX box and click the'decode' tab under that box 6. copy what appears in the base64 box and paste into a text file and save for safe keeping. 7. If you can't/don't access your NTFS partitions from OS X, copy this file to a USB stick, HD, FAT32 partition etc. 8. boot back into OS X 9. download RadeonHD kext from the first post in this thread 10. right-click the kext, choose 'show package contents', open the folder 'contents' 11. open the file with your saved edid in b64 format and copy the string 12. Going back to the RadeonHD.kext contents folder, open the file info (info.plist) with Textedit and scroll down until you come to the section EDID and highlight the 3 or 4 lines of text (this is an edid from another PC) - then paste your own edid instead. Don't worry if this appears as one long line or 2 lines or whatever, just make sure it starts at the right place. 13. close/save the modified plist, close the kext 14. download osx86 tools from: http://code.google.com/p/osx86tools/ 15. run osx86 tools, choose install kexts, choose RadeonHD kext , follow the prompts 16. reboot Some further notes about my experience: I first tried the kext without putting my edid into it (it already contains an edid from some other PC) - it worked fine but the only resolutions available were 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1400x1050 - which were of no use to me. With my edid inserted I only get 1280x800 - but that's all I need. After rebooting the first time, it seemed to hang at a white/grey screen, I forcibly powered off, rebooted and it's been fine since. Instead of a cursor I initially got a opaque box with a thin green line (quite fun to use!), so I redited the plist, changing <key>enableHWCursor</key><true/> to <false/> and rebooted a couple of times Thanks again to Dong for his work.
  15. Well, I've just bought another XT to use for a while, I sold my last one December '08 out of exasperation - LOL. There's now a kext to get the correct native screen resolution for the x1250 graphics thanks to dong who's been working on ati framebuffer: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=190586 Installation to an expresscard SSD drive works fine, as mentioned by maati, although the Lexar 8GB I've so far used is too slow (over an hour to install, 4 mins to boot, a definate lag noticeable in OS X), I'll try a verbatim 16GB card next. Using a 2.5" USB HD until I get a faster card. Sound doesn't seem to work with voodoo hda (it crackles) but the dell post installer mentioned by cruxado and karl taylor works well. Pen and touch still need calibrating despite correct screen res, which is the biggest problem at the moment, is there anything available? Some option to turn touch off when using the pen would be useful, as otherwise ink jumps between the pen and the palm of your hand (if you're resting it on the screen). I've been using iatkos 10.5.7 and ideneb 10.5.8 lite for installs, still haven't looked at SL yet.