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About larryonline

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  1. AR9287(AR5B97)wifi works fine in 10.6.7 finally!

    That's great. Previously I tried in 10.6.7 official kernel and it caused panic. And FYI, I tested 10.7.0 official kernel and it worked fine too.
  2. Chinese Version: http://bbs.pcbeta.com/viewthread-873662-1-2.html 经历过一夜和一日近乎崩溃的试验,终于驱动了这个堪称史上最难搞的AR系列无线网卡。 AR9287(AR5B97)成功驱动的步骤,三个必要条件,缺一不可: 1. Mac os x 10.6.7系统。原版10.6.7安装,或者低版本升级10.6.7包都可以 2. Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J4138)-Darwin 10.7.4内核。 替换方法:用小工具ShowAllFiles显示所有文件,把系统分区下mach_kernel先删除,然后复制Darwin 10.7.4内核过去即可,最后用ShowAllFiles隐藏所有文件。MAC变色龙EXTRA目录下的mach_kernel也一样替换。 注:其他版本的mach_kernel也可能正常驱动。 3. IO80211Family.kext for AR9287 10.6.7 (设备 ID为168C-002E,已经修改好,如果你的9287是其他ID,请自行修改)。用kext utility安装即可。 English Version: 3 steps to make your ar9287 work fine in 10.6.7: 1. installed Mac os x 10.6.7 system. Original 10.6.7 or upgraded 10.6.7 will be fine. 2. Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J4138)-Darwin 10.7.4 mach_kernel. Substitute the existing mach_kernel in the MAC OS system drive and Chameleon's Extra folder with this one. Use a small tool 'ShowAllFiles' to show the hidden mach_kernel. Delete it and copy the new one in. Then hide the files. PS. Other versions of mach_kernel might work too. 3. install IO80211Family.kext for AR9287 10.6.7 with kext utility. The default hardware ID of my ar9287 is 168C-002E and the kext was modified into it. Other hardware ID, you can modify it by yourself. Done. Reboot and check it out. PS: AR9287 is actually drived by AirPortAtheros9388.kext which is provided in MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4 (DL1382) IO80211Family.kext_for_AR9287_10.6.7.zip Mac_OS_X_10.6.7__10J4138__Darwin_10.7.4_mach_kernel.zip
  3. NV GT420M works on OS X 10.6.5 now!

    Good job! Did you change the Graphics info into GT415M on your own? Smart guy. I forgot to mention that the GT420M hardware info was fixed in DSDT.
  4. NV GT420M works on OS X 10.6.5 now!

    Hey man. I must say DSDT is the critical part in driving GT420M and this DSDT.aml is only working for Acer 4741G. As far as i know, there are no models with GT425M in 4741G. I have no idea about what your NB's spec is. So i could only suggest that trying to patch your own DSDT until it works.
  5. How I can drive gt420m?

    hey man. NV GT420M works on OS X 10.6.5 now!, ACER ASPIRE 4741G http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=238819
  6. http://bbs.pcbeta.com/thread-819284-1-1.html You might read the original topic if you are good at Chinese. We are the first to crack GT420M on OS X 10.6.5. Spec: ACER ASPIRE 4741G CPU: Intel Core i5 430M RAM:2G DDR3 HD: 500G Graphic card: NVIDIA GT 420M 1024MB Audio: ALC272 Wifi: AR5B97------not working, already replaced with AR9280 LAN:BCM57780 software and driver required: 1. Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r650 http://www.kexts.com/view/676-chameleon_v2.0-rc5_r650.html 2. Nividia drivers geforce 4xx+580 (tweaked by tony) : (NV Mac OS X Driver Release_256.01.00f03 also works, but you need to install it through 3 packages which are extracted from the original pack) http://www.kexts.com/view/638-nividia_driv...ed_by_tony.html 3. Moded DSDT.AML for Acer 4741G Actions required: 1. install Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r650 2. install Nividia drivers geforce 4xx+580 (tweaked by tony) 3. go find GeForce.kext and NVDAGF100Hal.kext in Extensions folder,then right kick each and modify the info.plist by inserting the GT420M ID. By the way, my GT420M ID is 0x0df110de: GeForce.kext: <key>IOPCIClassMatch</key> <string>0x0df110de</string> NVDAGF100Hal.kext: <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string> 0x0df110de0xffe0ffff 0x0dc010de0xffc0ffff 0x0e2010de0xffe0ffff 0x0ee010de0xffe0ffff 0x0f0010de0xffc0ffff 0x104010de0xffc0ffff 0x108010de0xffe0ffff 0x0e2210de0xffe0ffff </string> save both after modifying. 4. Copy the attached DSDT.AML to Extra folder and modify com.apple.Boot.plist by adding 2 lines into it as follows: <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/dsdt.aml</string> 5. Disk tool------->repair disk permissions. Then restart your computer and see if it works. DONE. You might also try it on GT425M or GT445M to see if it works. PS: Some friends tried this method and found that it could still drive GT420M even if GeForce.kext and NVDAGF100Hal.kext were not modified with hardware IDs. ACER_4741G_GT420M_mod_dsdt.zip