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akula169

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  1. Fujitsu Siemens P7120 99,5% Tiger

    I used the SwitchResX Control Panel http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/DL.shtml
  2. Fujitsu Siemens P7120 99,5% Tiger

    I actually set the "On Battery" setting to "Maximum Performance". Now it completely boots on battery only. I did not want to disable it entirely, as I also run Fedora on the laptop. The good thing is that it seems Fedora overrides the MaxPerformance bios setting and handles the speedstep as per configuration. I am not using the '-legacy' flag and my system seems to work without issue. What is gained (or disabled) by using that flag? Why all the extra steps? I get CI/QE support by simply installing the Fixer package. Sorry about all the questions - I'm just curious. I'm just wondering if I'm missing out on something by not making these changes. BTW, nice to see more P7120 users. Seems we are a rare breed
  3. Fujitsu Siemens P7120 99,5% Tiger

    Ah - thanks for the info. Update: The surgery is complete. Intel WLAN MiniPCI card was removed this weekend and replaced with a Atheros 5121a. Works like a champ once the 10.4.5 802.11 package is installed. Please note that opening the case to switch out the cards is NOT a trivial task - you need to nearly take the entire computer apart. Two points to note: The keyboard is held in place with two sided tape. I was beginning to think I forgot to remove a screw somewhere. The MiniPCI card is on the bottom of the assembly, near the two USB ports on the front left side. I have a couple working extra 5212a cards (don't ask - eBay madness). If you'd like to get one, let me know.
  4. Fujitsu Siemens P7120 99,5% Tiger

    I installed the ricoh package you posted to get my PCCard noticed by the OS. Although, since I have done that, it seems that I need to have the AC power plugged in, otherwise it hangs at boot. Did you have the same problem?
  5. Power battery problem

    I have the same problem where it won't boot without the AC plugged in. I just installed XxX 10.4.11. Booting worked fine after install. But... once I installed a different IOPCIFamily.kext (not sure where its from, but I use it because it works) to get my PCMCIA slots working, the problem starts. When I switch back to the orignal install kext, I can boot without AC. I guess I need to find where I got the updated kext and find a newer replacement - as I've been using it since 10.4.8. BTW, you should boot in verbose mode, would give you a bit more insight to where the problem happens - grey boot screen doesn't tell you much.
  6. try SwitchResX Worked for me when the string change didn't
  7. Fujitsu Siemens P7120 99,5% Tiger

    Hey - thanks for the post. Nice to see some others working with P7120's out there. btw, it is indeed a miniPCI card in the 7120. I'm picking up a Atheros 5212a on eBay so I don't have to use a silly PCCard.
  8. Just a Few MacBook Nano Images...

    Typing with a mousepad that covers the entire area below the keyboard would be a nightmare. Yes, even if it does disable during typing... Not to mention the dirt buildup...
  9. Leopard on SSE2 Howto here!

    Now booting! via the boot1h/startupfiletool/bless method. p.s. I use grub (bootloader) - your mileage may vary. woo!
  10. Leopard on SSE2 Howto here!

    I can't seem to make it bootable. Startup Disk pref pane shows no disks available. The only way I'm currently able to boot is using the install disc and pointing the the root disk in the darwin boot options. Will do more research and get back with my findings. Otherwise, besides the About This Mac finder crash, all seems well.
  11. This is not entirely true, and I'm not sure why you'd say something like this... there are already too many people on this forum that are spreading misinformation. My LCD is certainly NOT "Apple Hardware" or "identical gear", but it supports CI and QE. A display type of "LCD" certainly looks like a "standard screen" to me. I was able to get 1280x768 using SwitchResX Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900: Chipset Model: GMA 900 Type: VGA-Compatible Controller Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x2592 Revision ID: 0x0004 Displays: Display: Display Type: LCD Resolution: 1280 x 768 Depth: 32-bit Color Built-In: Yes Core Image: Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported
  12. FYI - I've got a P7120 as well. It's working great with an install of JaS 10.4.6 DVD and patched with 10.4.7 and 10.4.8 JaS patch packages... However, I screwed some stuff up by installing B512's (I think that's his name) 915 packages and it reverted my graphics card to be listed as generic VGA - at this point the brightness controls worked. So, I'd have to say that there's something with the GMA900 packages that overrides the controls for brightness on this laptop - nothing to do with bios settings. It is strange that all the other buttons work (volume, mute, pointer on/off). Just thought you'd like to know. ps. I was able to get my res to go to 1280x768 using SwitchResX - great success!
  13. sound edit update

    The four digits after VEN_ is your vendor string. Same for DEV_ (device)
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