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About cfriedt

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  1. All you need to do is boot from your installation medium, and then copy the kext into /S/L/E or /E/E. You can copy the files using the terminal application with the install DVD. Upon your next boot, make sure to instruct the bootloader to rescan all kexts, with the -f option, or possible both -f and -x. C
  2. You need VoodooPS2Controller.kext, just look around for it, it's freely available.
  3. I have SL 10.6.5 running on my studio 1458. It was definitely an educational experience. Here's a really brief set of instructions use iatkos v7 to install a basic 10.5.8 installation (remember to use -cpus=8 busratio=12) create an SD card installer from the SL 432 using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method, boot from the sd card, while its in a usb adapter / slot the external usb ports do not work due to platform specific drivers, but the card-reader does! once the led goes out on the usb adapter, insert the sd card into the card reader, and the SL installation will start up perfectly. My /Extra directory looks like so: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext LegacyAppleRTC.kext ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext EvOreboot.kext SMCITEController.kext FakeSMC.kext VoodooPS2Controller.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext VoodooHDA.kext Upgrading to 10.6.4 works without a hitch, 10.6.5 kills the bootup (likely due to something apple did with the AirPort kext - everything loads perfectly, but it seems to hang while looking for the AirPort card). My solution was slightly brute-force, but I just created a rather large tar.bz2 of /S/L/E /E and /mach_kernel from 10.6.4 and then extracted it over the 10.6.5 install from iAtkosv7. Bootup was fine after that. You can even use software update for the 10.6.5 upgrade and there won't be any issues. Sound is working through the headphones with VoodooHDA.kext, power for the internal speakers is probably another smbios issue. Big update: Previously many people encountered problems patching and building the dsdt from dell laptops. I found another thread on this site that had the following fix: // If (CondRefOf (FPED)) // { // FPED () // } it compiles with 0 warnings and 0 errors. Now you can fix the RTC and whatever else, and fully customize your DSDT. I wonder if this will, in any way, improve support for anything... lets find out ;-)
  4. Hi, I have the same device - dell studio 1458 with an intel core i7 (720 QM actually). Installation works fine with iatkos v7 using busratio=12. There's an extensive list of working busratios for core i5 and i7 processors in [1]. Originally, upon reboot I had major issues and could only get into the system via the DVD using "mach_kernel rd=disk0s2 -cpus=8 busratio=12". I read the 'readme' a bit further and found out that the proper kernel to use from the iATKOSv7 DVD was actually mach_970 for core i5 and core i7 processors. After copying mach_970 to my osx86 partition as /mach_kernel, it all went fairly smoothly, until I tried to boot from GRUB2. After a bit more googling, I'm now able to boot into OS X from GRUB using the method suggested in [2]. I still don't have sound working Any leads for the Realtek HDA (ACL 655) ? The drivers for the intel centrino advanced-n 6250 are non-existent for OS X. Multimedia keys only partially work. The cardreader and USB might be functional by using the optional kexts from the iATKOSv7 DVD, but I haven't tried yet. The broadcom gigabit ethernet (BCM57780) is working thanks to [3]. Also, I haven't gotten the ATI Radeon 5470 graphics to work with full hardware acceleration, but I'm still hopeful. They recently published their specs and some open-source drivers if I'm not mistaken, so that should make things slightly easier, although I'm pretty sure that the ATI chips should have stock Apple drivers in SL for the iMac. It would be nice to have gestures fully supported for the capacitive synaptics touchpad as well (Voodoo?). This is actually a great machine to use for osx86 since it's fairly compatible with a lot of stock Apple hardware specs (e.g. iMac) and the quad-core processor puts Apple's own laptop offerings to shame. If anyone else in this thread has some spare time and more success, it would be great to see a sticky list of working kexts. [1] http://3rr0rists.net/macintosh/busratio-fo...processors.html [2] http://maketecheasier.com/create-a-mac-ent...rub2/2010/02/12 [3] http://www.gizmolabs.org/~ecronin/w/Main/OSXSetMac