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About N00b_un_2

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  1. Lenovo Thinkstation S30 Sierra Hackintosh ?

    Hey DJ RyRy, I think I may have a solution for your USB 2.0 ports :-D. You'll need MacIASL to edit your DSDT.aml, but basically all you need to do is search for USBE and replace with EH01 and find EUSB and replace with EH02. Beyond that, I'm using GenericUSBXHCI.kext for the USB 3.0 ports. You'll also need USB-Inject-All.kext, FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_XHCIMUX.kext. Four kexts and a DSDT edit seems a bit excessive to get something as basic as USB 2.0 working, but whatever... if it works, it works. I have a Thinkstation S30 4351 model, can confirm it works on mine, your DSDT may be different if you have a 4352 model, but just in case I've uploaded my DSDT.aml. Other than those two changes, it's completely stock. DSDT.zip
  2. ThinkPad W520 High Sierra and Nvidia graphic card

    I tried rolling back /S/L/Frameworks/CoreDisplay.framework to the version from 10.12.6 and it just crashes on boot. without the rollback, I get a black screen after replacing all of the geforce* and NV* kexts in 10.13.1 with 10.12.6 versions... In the process of un borking my laptop from recovery at the moment... back to the drawing board.
  3. ThinkPad W520 High Sierra and Nvidia graphic card

    Same laptop, same thing. I have everything else working perfectly on latest high sierra (10.13.1, just updated to patch the root exploit the other day). I had the Quadro 1000m GPU working with DSDT injection (not clover) before. Web drivers have never worked on this laptop, I just get a black wallpaper with lots of artifacting, no acceleration. I tried rolling back the nVidia drivers to the 10.12.6 drivers. No more artifacting and I was able to open the DVD player app and move pieces in chess, which I believe means that Core Image is working but Quartz Extreme is not. So, I think I'm on to something here. Not sure what else I'd need to swap out for 10.12.6 components, but I assume it's going to be the graphics related frameworks (OpenGL, etc). I'm going to look at the Sierra Patcher tool I used to install Sierra on some unsupported Macs I own and see what components it swaps out and see if I can't get any closer. Having a Core i7 laptop w/ 32 GB of DDR3 running on Intel graphics is kind of lame.
  4. UPDATE!!! An interesting quirk I just discovered: while my graphics were running flawlessly, eg; no more mouse tearing, no more artifacting, proper resolution & switching, full QE/CI, no more mouse distortion after running full screen apps... I still didn't have the shadow under my mouse. Not a big deal and certainly something I could live with. But I discovered that if I log out and then log back in, my mouse cursor has a shadow as it should! Couldn't even begin to guess why that is, but hey... it works. EDIT: It would appear that sleeping the computer and then waking it back up (which causes a weird glitch where my screen is displayed off center, fixed easily by switching resolution to something else and then back to normal resolution) also makes the mouse cursor shadow work.
  5. I realize that this post hasn't been read in a while but I just wanted to share some good news! I own an IBM (Lenovo) Thinkpad T60 2007-66U. It has the ATI X1400 and like everyone else, I had issues getting things like proper resolution, QE/CI and then the mouse tearing issue. I was able to fix every issue; resolution with dong's RadeonHD.kext with custom EDID injection. QE/CI by adding my card's device id to the ATIRadeonX1000.kext Info.plist. Fixing cursor corruption by using Mouse Locator with a transparent png. Everything was fixed and functioning properly except for the flickering cursor and some graphic artifacting caused by mouse movements. Well, I decided to try and address the last issue of graphic artifacts. I used a hex editor (hex fiend) and changed all instances of 7146 (or rather 4671 since they are reversed hexadecimal values) to 7145. I rebooted with -v -f which caused me a kernel panic the first time. The second time it booted up, but without QE/CI running properly and the mouse cursor had turned into a transparent block of colors. The weird thing is, despite the fact that QE/CI was not working, certain things that rely on QE/CI such like the screen saver and chess did work albeit improperly. The interface stuff like the menu bar and the ripple effect on the dashboard did not work. After a couple minutes of testing, I determined it obviously was not working so I changed ATIRadeonX1000.kext back to the one I had been using (with the info.plist modification only, but not the hex edits). I rebooted again with -v -f, which again caused a kernel panic the first time and then booted up properly the second time. Behavior returned to normal, but now with the added bonus of completely eliminating all graphic artifacting and mouse flickering. So, inadvertently I managed to fix the issue I set out to eliminate by changing the kext and then returning back to the kext I had been using. Even full screen apps work (like Front Row and Time Machine) without distorting the cursor afterwards. I couldn't begin to guess why it worked, all I know is that it did! What can I say, OSX graphics drivers are fickle. But I am thrilled to finally have a completely 100% functional bug free hackintosh.
  6. I just acquired a laptop. It's an Acer Extensa 5420. It is an AMD Turion64X2 based machine. I have installed 10.6.3 Retail using Nawcom's ModUSB. The problem is the PS2 kexts. I've tried several different kexts, with varying degrees of success. Ideally I'd like to have full synaptics features, which are known to work on 10.6.8 on this laptop, but I have opted to stick with 10.6.3 because it is far more stable than 10.6.8 and I can acheive proper resolution. But the biggest issue that is plaguing me is the fact that when I boot up, I can move the mouse using the trackpad but I can't click on anything or type anything for several minutes (usually between 3-4 minutes after boot). After that, it works fine and doesn't give me any problems but the delay is VERY annoying. I'm inclined to believe it may be caused by more than just the PS2 kexts. Even when I plug in a USB keyboard and mouse, the problem persists. The mouse will move, but I can't click on anything or type anything in for at least 3-4 minutes after boot
  7. Retail Snow Leopard on Asus 1015PE

    I wrote this how to a while ago. I've learned a bit since then. As for the wireless, you may want to try deleting the original IO80211Family.kext, /s/l/e/Extensions.mkext and /s/l/e/Extensions.kextcache before installing the Atheros driver. IF you do in fact have a different wifi card then my driver won't help. It's strange, after owning this nebook for so long without any problems I managed to break my system to the point where I had to reinstall and every method I've tried previously is no longer working. I finally was able to get 10.6.3 retail installed with the Nawcom ModCD, then installing NBM, but I have to boot with -v or else it KPs. Still hangs half the time before DSMOS has arrived. wtf?
  8. Okay a little bit of light has been shed here. Using OSX86 tools to create an EFI string for my ethernet so that I could access the app store, I discovered that the Firewire card is in fact detected properly, however the IO Ports are disabled. Just a hunch, but I'm wondering if the address assigned to the IO ports (ec00 in my case) are in use by other hardware. Perhaps VoodooHDA has something to do with this. I doubt it could be that simple, but I think I'm on the right track.
  9. My computer is an ASUS P5KPL-AM EPU motherbaord, intel Core2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2. It's pretty much a fool proof hackintosh. I was able to install 10.6.3 retail using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method and then update to 10.6.8 combo update without any issues. My issue is that originally I had purchased an ATI Radeon HD 3450 because I had read that it is supported on OSX, but I was misinformed and it is the HD 4350 that works. Just yesterday I happened to come across an nVidia Geforce 8800 GTS for free which I promptly swapped out and was ecstatic when it booted up on the first try when passing "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" at boot. I can switch resolutions, it supports DVI on both outputs and QE/CI works flawlessly. Unfortunately, the 8800GTS is big. It's f'in HUGE, and it covers up the first PCI port that I used to keep my VIA Firewire PCI card plugged into which worked flawlessly. I figured no big deal, I have another PCI port. Unfortunately, when I plug the Firewire card into the second PCI port, my computer takes a VERY long time to boot into OSX, and once I am booted the system fails to detect any Firewire ports, but I can confirm that without the Geforce 8800 GTS installed and the VIA Firewire card installed in the first PCI port, firewire did in fact work just fine. When I run lspci -nn in the terminal, it registers that the firewire card is installed, but the card is not detected in the system profiler. So... is there are workaround here to get my card detected on the second PCI port or do I need to get another firewire card? I've read that changing the smbios.plist can affect hardware detection (I suppose that makes sense if my computer believes itself to be a model that had only one PCI port). I also have one PCIE X1 (the small approx. 1" wide port) available. And of course, USB is always an option. are there any PCIe X1 or USB firewire devices that are known to work on OSx86 or is there any chance of getting my second PCI slot detected properly? Here's the output of lspci -nn. I've checked and it's IDENTICAL to the same output when running Ubuntu on this PC. 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller [8086:29c0] (rev 10) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:29c1] (rev 10) 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01) 00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01) 00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01) 00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c0] (rev 01) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS] [10de:0193] (rev a2) 02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet [1969:1026] (rev b0) 04:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller [1106:3044] (rev 46)
  10. I had a crazy idea to put a glowing apple logo on my netbook and make it legit. I turns out I'm not the first person to have this idea, but the process was pretty simple. I just bought a broken screen lid from an ancient iBook on ebay for like $9. I used the aluminum case as a routing template and cut the hole out with a dremel and then cleaned it up with some mill files and sand paper. All in all, the whole process took me about two hours!
  11. Best Netbook for OSX

    Dell Mini 9 or Mini 10v. Search around for the Dell 1011 (not the 1012, since the 1012 has a GMA3150 chip so no graphics acceleration). The Dell Mini10v runs OSX flawlessly with 100% hardware working. Just grab a retail copy of Snow Leopard and the Netbook Boot Maker from Meklort.
  12. Retail Snow Leopard on Asus 1015PE

    Initially, I tried out iATKOS s3 v2 on my Asus Eeepc 1015pe and after being pretty satisfied with how it was running I decided to take the plunge and go the legit route. Installing Retail OSX on this netbook may not be as straightforward as it is on a Dell Mini 10V, it can be accomplished fairly easily. I created this guide to help anyone else with this netbook by sharing my experiences and warning others of the pitfalls I've come across. Step 1: Create the Installer What you will need: a retail copy of Snow Leopard. I used a copy of 10.6.0 GM Netbook Installer 0.8.4RC1 at least an 8GB usb drive The process is pretty straightforward, and well documented elsewhere on the forums. basically, just partition the USB drive as a single GUID HFS+ partition and restore the 10.6 disk onto it. Then run the NBI on it. et voila you're ready to go. Step 2: Install Snow Leopard This is really pretty easy. Just boot up the installer and use Disk Utility to format the hard drive. YES, YOU WILL HAVE TO PARTITION SO BACK UP YOUR DATA! Partition your disk as GUID and create at least one HFS+ Journaled partition (referred to by OSX as "Mac OS Extended Journaled") If you plan on multibooting more than one OS on your netbook, I highly recommend that you create the partitions you will need now. Just format the others as FAT32 for now as place holders, you can go back in later with gparted or other partitioning tools to format to whatever FS you need. Run the installer. I have tried this now three times and every time it fails at the very end. DO NOT PANIC!!! The installer will not finish properly and report a successful install. To figure out when it's safe to reboot, wait until it hangs at the very end at somewhere under ten minutes remaining. Open the installer log and when it starts spitting out neverending DSDT errors, you are ready to reboot. Just quit the installer like normal and reboot. Step 3: First boot You will have to use the installer to boot the first time. You will be prompted to set up your user account. After you set up your account it will load the desktop (See, I told you that everything was fine even though the installer didn't finish). Rather than going through what works, I'll just spell out what doesn't at this point. What doesn't work: graphics acceleration (and it never will) sound ethernet (I haven't even tried to use it) Wifi As far as the graphics goes, until a .kext for the GMA3150 is developed there will never be hardware acceleration. However, I wouldn't say its a deal breaker since its not 100% necessary for a netbook really. Sound is easily fixed by installing VoodooHDA which can be found any number of places. I just grabbed the .mpkg directly from the iATKOS .iso. It's located in a plugins folder inside the installer so you don't have to boot into the disk to install it. Ethernet is in the same boat as the hardware acceleration. There are no kexts for it so it may never work. That's okay though because in the roughly six months I've had this netbook I've never plugged it in even once. Wifi is a whole other ballgame though. The card on this netbook is an Atheros AR9285 which is actually supported -- as long as you're running 10.6.3 or higher. Since I started out with 10.6.0, I needed to upgrade obviously. Step 4: Upgrading Your mileage may vary, but I tried to just do the combo update to 10.6.3 several times and every time it would fail, leaving my system unbootable. However, after three failed attempts at updating to 10.6.3, I downloaded 10.6.4 combo update which worked just fine. Once again, reboot using the USB installer. Step 5: booting natively Once you reboot after installing combo update 10.6.4, you can run Netbook Installer on your hard drive. Now getting it work properly is a little trick I've found. Netbook Installer doesn't actually support the 1015PE, so you will have to do a little hacking to get it working. Run the netbook installer and select ONLY the bootloader. After it completes, you will have to reboot again using the USB installer. bear with me here.... After it reboots, there are two ways to accomplish what you need to do. You need to copy the hidden /Extra folder from your USB installer and paste it over the /Extra folder on the root of your OSX partition. You can either do it the hard way via terminal or you can do it the.... equally hard way via the terminal and GUI. Method 1: Using the terminal only fire up the terminal and log in as root sudo -s Then manually copy the /extra partition from your usb installer. this part is dependent on your individual system so I assume you know your way around the CLI sudo cp -vR '/Volumes/Snow Leopard Installer/Extra' /Extra Method 2: Using the Terminal and Finder First you will need to enable viewing hidden files. defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Then you will need to open a root finder window. sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder *** Unlike most things in OSX, this command IS case sensitive. if you're having issues, you can always browse to the folder mentioned above and drag and drop the Finder binary onto the terminal and execute. A new finder window will show up. Then you can just drag and drop the /Extra folder from the USB installer drive over the /Extra folder on the root of your OSX drive. It will prompt you to over write some files. Confirm, and then when you are done FINALLY you can reboot without using the USB installer. If for any reason it throws out a kernel panic on reboot, try passing the argument 'arch=i386' at the boot loader. The system should now boot just fine. Step 6: Fixing Wifi You will need to grab the AR9285.zip file from http://www.kexts.com/view/462-atheros_ar9285.html. Unzip the file and then install the IO80211Family.kext using whatever method you like best. I've had good luck with Kext Utility in the past. After you reboot again, your wifi should be detected!!! And that's it! You have a fully functional retail install of OSX on your netbook. if you plan to multiboot with Linux I would recommend using GRUB2 or BURG as your bootloader. Chameleon is great for boot OSX, but not much else in my opinion. GRUB2 should automatically detect Windows and Linux isntalls properly, but it's incapable of properly booting OSX by default. To boot OSX from GRUB2 add an entry to your /boot/grub/grub.cfg that looks like menuentry 'OSX Snow Leopard' --class osx --class os { insmod hfsplus set root=(hd0,2) multiboot /boot }
  13. Help with HP Laptop (DV2845se)

    I realize that this thread is over a year old. I have an HP DV2941SE (it reports itself as a DV2600 on most systems) and it has the same graphics card and chipset, the MCP67M nForce chipset with GeForce 7150m graphics. I am sure that by now you've all given up on this but just in case I can be of any assistance here is what I've found. These motherboards do not actually support AHCI mode, so we're kind of stuck. I modded my BIOS in an attempt to enable AHCI and it works to the extent that when you boot an install DVD it can see the the hard drive and read/write to it. However, trying to boot from the hard drive (which is the end goal obviously) does not work. The BIOS can not see the hard drive at all when it is set to AHCI. Setting it back to IDE mode ends with the "Still waiting for root device" error (OSX can't see the hard drive in IDE mode). It would seem that the issue with these laptops is not so much the inability to enable AHCI mode properly, but rather a software issue with OSX itself. A kext is needed for OSX to be able to see the hard drive properly. I've been able to install to a USB hard drive just fine using iDeneb 1.5, but there is a whole slew of issues to sort out; DVD rom, SATA drives, PS/2 support, Audio output, graphics acceleration, Wifi and ethernet. Basically, you get nothing but VESA mode with basic USB support and not much else. The first order of business for me is to get a natively booting OSX install on my laptop so sorting out the chipset drivers is paramount. I've used lspci -nn to grab all of my device IDs in Linux and after lots of trial and error I have added my SATA and PATA (hard drive and DVD burner) IDs to AppleNForceATA.kext as well as AppleVIAATA.kext and have been able to at least mount and read both drives. However, I have I/O errors like most people who have this chipset and I haven't found a solution yet. I've heard that iAtkos S3 V2 has working drivers for this chipset, but unfortunately I get a kernel panic from the Firewire kext on booting the DVD. I'm reinstalling iDeneb onto my USB hard drive and I'm going to give installing the kexts from iAtkos on a working install a shot and see what I can come up with. If I can get a natively booting copy of OSX on my DV2000 laptop, I'd be leaps and bounds ahead of where I was when I started messing around with it. it's interesting to note that I've come across a few people with the same or similar laptops who have reported successful installs using Leo4Allv4.1, but with the advent of the BOOT132 method and others to install legit copies of OSX on computers it seems that these hacked distros are rapidly disappearing. Unfortunately for me, I have no better luck with installing retail OSX so BOOT132 is a no go.
  14. Looks like everyone with a GMA3150 is waiting with baited breath for Meklort to release a driver. Until then I'm pretty happy with a 99% perfect hackintosh. However, I'm wondering if there is any way to use an external monitor. If I plug one in with OSX already booted nothing happens. If I boot up with the screen plugged in, I get 800x600 and no way to change. I've tried passing "Graphics_mode"="1600x900x32" at boot but no luck yet.