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About EnigmaCurry

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  1. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    Hi Mammoth, Yea, I can see how I left that ambiguous You have to do all those things: 1) install NVidiaEFI.kext 2) install LaptopDisplay.kext (not real sure if this is required or not, I have it installed currently) 3) remove NVDAResman.kext (this is the most important one) -EnigmaCurry 1280x1024 is better than what you've got right now, but it's still real annoying on the widescreen display.. everything is stretched. Has anyone been able to get a 1.6:1 screen ratio yet? Like 1680x1050 or 1440x900?
  2. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    Thade, What sound card exactly did you get working? I see in your sig you have a "SB Live! External" .. Is that the one you got working? Or are you talking about the internal one? If so, what chipset is it?
  3. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    debauchery1st, I'm a noob, so I don't even know what QE/CI would gain me, but the "About this Mac" -> "More Info" -> "Graphics/Drivers" states that both Core Image and Quartz Extreme are not supported. I have a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 (Device ID is 0x0398) Things I'd like to get working that are not: 1) Sound 2) Higher Resolution (something that is not a stretched image would be nice) 3) When I type "clear" in the terminal, about 50% of the time I get a "Bus Error" and then shortly after a black "You must reboot your computer screen".. would be nice if I could fix that. 4) QE/CI .. sounds cool.. 5) Wireless also interesting is that it reports that I have a 256MB video card when in fact it is 512MB.
  4. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    Mammoth, I'm using the intel network card. Here's my configuration in lspci format: By the way, I have the wireless switch turned ON. Having it off prevents booting. I also didn't do anything to patch the JaS 10.4.8 iso.. maybe your patches are doing somthing weird?
  5. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    Hi Mammoth, Good News! I'm making this post from within 10.4.8! Here's what I did: 1) Reinstalled completely, this time to the local hard drive on the first partition (second partition is Ubuntu Linux) 2) Chose *NOT* to install any special video driver. After rebooting, it immediately worked. The quality of the display was the same as when it was installing. 1024x768... only problem is at that point although it looks great at first, if you drag windows around or use scroll bars in windows it immediatly mucks up the screen with artifacts. Next, I installed NVidiaEFI.kext. With that I got a whitescreen instead of a black screen.. not good. (Download 1.0.2 here) Next, I installed LaptopDisplay.kext.. same whitescreen.. no good (Download 1.0.0d1 here) Next following the advice on the Titan wiki page I removed NVDAResman.kext from /System/Libarary/Extensions I removed /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache and Extensions.mkext I modified my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist to contain the following: Now I have things working quite well.. 1680x1050 doesn't actually work yet.. but changing the resoultion did bump it from 1024x768 to 1280x1024, which is better. As far as booting from usb, I don't know what to tell you, as it has always just worked for me. Maybe your usb disk doesn't support booting? Does it work on any other computer? Good luck! EnigmaCurry
  6. HP dv6000 & dv9000 series

    Hi Mammoth, I have a dv9000t CTO that is virtually identical to yours. I'm a complete newbie to macs (especially on x86) but thought I'd share that I am at exactly the same point as you are: I installed JaS 10.4.8 onto a external USB drive as debauchery1st suggested. I boot up, I see the offwhite apple screen and then the video mode attempts to switch and I get a black screen. The CPU fan starts up and the computer is obviously very worked up about something. Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock, and the touchpad deactivation button all do nothing, indicating that the machine is pretty much locked up. All of that sounds exactly like what you (Mammoth) described. I disabled every single feature in the BIOS to see if things changed, no luck. Finally I switched off my wireless card via the front switch. Rebooting does the same sequence except at the black screen if you wait just a few seconds I get a new screen: "You must reboot your computer".. it boots up that same way on reboot. Anyway, good luck to the both of us, and PLEASE post back here if you get this working. EnigmaCurry Found something new: Holding down the shift key is "safe mode" for the mac. I still get the black screen on bootup but on my router I see that a new computer has requested an IP! I can ping it and it gives back replies. I did a portmap with nmap and here is all that got returned: I can't do much else with the thing since there isn't anything usefull (ie SSH) to connect to. But it does appear to be running, and the CPU load is obviously lower since the CPU fan isn't running hard at this point. EnigmaCurry