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  1. MAC OS X86 on DELL D800

    Check your version of OS X. I was having the same problem but I had 10.4.1 installed and these instructions are for 10.4.3 or newer versions.
  2. DVD patching?

    well I found out the patch is already applied to the DVD. Install ran just fine, but now at startup it goes into sleep mode and I can't get it to wake. I may have to look at the katana v0.2 again to see if that screwed it up.
  3. DVD patching?

    Does the JaS 10.4.8/with PPF1 DVD need to be patched with the PPF included in the iso or is the DVD already prepatched? I know what to do and how to do it in either case. An answer would be much appreciated.
  4. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    God I'm so dumb. I didn't realize I had OS X 10.4.1 installed. That would explain why I'm having problems. Anyway, be sure to check your version of OS X. I will be installing 10.4.8 JaS after class and work today. I'll be sure to let people know if Nisa-it's kext works on my machine.
  5. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    I found somthing that might be useful I'm about to test it for myself Broadcom Ethernet Jon Sharp jrsharp at southern.edu Tue Aug 17 07:55:59 PDT 2004 Previous message: Broadcom Ethernet Next message: timeframe for 7.5.1 Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] > > That driver is distributed as binary only, so the OpenDarwin project > doesn't have the source. I just checked the version in CVS [1] and > verified that it is a PPC binary only (not fat, as you surmised). > > If you had it working on a prior release of OpenDarwin, I suggest you > copy that binary to your new installation of OD 7.2.1 and try again. > The drivers are compatible between releases. > > Honestly, I don't know how it ever worked since the copy we have is for > PPC. Are you sure it worked on a prior release? Regardless, the advice > above is sound. > > cr > > [1] > http://cvs.opendarwin.org/index.cgi/src/build/apple_binary/ > AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext.tar.gz > > Chuck, Thank you so much for your response. I was not sure I would be successful in running an older driver, but I was! I booted into my new OD 7.2.1 installation and inserted the Apple Darwin 7.0.1 CD. I just copied over AppleBCM7501Ethernet.kext, updated the extension cache and rebooted. It is working fine so far. I have installed darwinports and have begun to populate the system with all the necessary applications and utilities. I thought that OD came with X, but it did not install it by default, so I am compiling the xorg port from darwinports. And yes, I was VERY surprised that my onboard Broadcom gigabit ethernet worked when I decided to play around with Darwin 7.0.1! It was really the only thing that made my system useful under Darwin. It's too bad that Apple is no longer distributing the driver as a fat binary. Perhaps later patches broke x86 compatibility? Perhaps it was just a fluke that it was ever supported in the first place. In summary, (for any Dell Latitude D600 owners out there) the Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet adapter (BCM5705M) built in to the Dell Latitude D600 is supported under Darwin if the binary driver from the Apple-distributed Darwin 7.0.1 is used. Thanks again for your help, and I hope that the other improvements in 7.2.1 allow me to really have some fun with OD on my x86 hardware. Jon Sharp http://jonsharp.net Previous message: Broadcom Ethernet Next message: timeframe for 7.5.1 Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Hopefully this will work.