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About JJMcKay

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  1. I am having the same issue on my hp dv6775 laptop but with the keyboard. After the Leopard intro movie it prompts you to connect your keyboard and won't let you go further. The keyboard works fine during the install, however. So I am unsure what I am leaving unchecked driver-wise that would cause it not to detect.
  2. HP Dv6000 & Dv9000 Intel Only

    Ditto on this. CI/QE on the 8400m gs in particular. Thanks.
  3. Did they ever develop working Nvidia 8400M GS drivers?
  4. XxX_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_Intel

    No I'm not. I'm a poor soul that's trying to upgrade. Surely it's possible. Like I mentioned, I accidentally ran the Apple update on my JaS 10.4.8 install and that's when it broke. I was hoping that loading the kernel from your 10.4.11 disc would resolve the issue. Close but no luck. Also, I should mention I get sound at that black/gray screen I described above. If I start hitting keys the error beep will play. It's almost as if I am at a regular desktop but can't see it. In the event I can't upgrade, is there any way I can use a rescue disk to get all my files off to a Samba share?
  5. XxX_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_Intel

    Okay. I added the IntelGMA950 driver- actually, it would not let me install just the IntelGMA950. It would only let me check the entire Intel.Integrated.Graphics family of drivers including IntelGMA900 and IntelGMA900_fixer. So I went ahead and checked them and the 10.4.4.Loginwindow.app. I looked on JaS's 10.4.8 DVD and did not see a Loginwindow.app on it (since you suggested installing an older one, BlackCH). Anyways, it's doing the same thing which I will describe in more detail. Basically it starts up after all the verbose mode information whizzes by to a solid black/gray screen with the black pointer cursor. The HD LED (and sound) tells me it's blowing up with activity just like a normal startup. However, all I have on the screen is the black pointer with the occasional 'beach ball' cursor. And I don't know if it means anything, but if I let it sit still the pointer turns into the 'select text' style of cursor until I move it and then it goes immediately back again when I let it rest again. Weird. I did go back and boot with your DVD and used the terminal to remove the AppleIntel915.kext, AppleIntel915GA.plugin, and AppleIntel915GLDriver.bundle directories from /Volumes/osx/System/Library/Extensions (where osx is the name of my OS X install volume on my localhard drive). The reason I did this was because having them obviously didn't help and before when they were in the Extensions directory along with my GMA950 drivers Quartz would not work, presumably because OS X was loading the GMA900 drivers first. Same thing as above so that's obviously not the issue in this case.. As for a possibly related question: What is the directory to look for stuff that might be junking up an otherwise clean boot up process? I am not saying it's the issue here, but something is. For instance, I also installed the Adobe.CS3.Patch since I have CS3 installed on here as well. Also, there a now many things that show 0 bytes and are greyed out as Skip which I presume means it's already been installed.
  6. XxX_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_Intel

    Well here's where I am at. Maybe someone here has had the same experience. I was running a great JaS 10.4.8 install I had spent awhile to get working on a laptop running a Core 2 Duo T5200 and GMA950 graphics. I ran the Apple updater since my version of mac office 2008 complained it needed at least 10.4.9 to run. Then I couldn't get it back so I came here to grab the DVD with the patched kernels. It's very slick and has everything, but for whatever reason after installing with the recommended options: 8.10.1 Intel SSE3 kernel no EFI kexts Recommended Patches Rebooting runs through verbose mode fine (or so it appears) then it hangs at a blue screen. Anyone else experience this and how did you resolve the issue. Thanks Black again for a great install DVD.