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  1. TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    Hello, just checking in again on this thread a year later. Has _any_ TC1100 user successfully gotten their digitzer working? By editing the Info.plist of the kext to WACF005, I can confirm that the Apple16X50Serial kext loads at boot time. If you run kextstat, you can see it has matched and loaded. Any other value, the kext does not even load. However even with the 16X50 kext loading, NO SERIAL PORT is added to the /dev directory. No serial0, no new cu.*, no new tty.*, nothing. So, obviously TabletMagic ain't gonna work without a serial port to talk to. There was some chatter about a program that somehow "woke up" the digitizer's serial port and was necessary on Linux to get the digitizer to respond. Did anything come of this? Looking for any TC1100 success stories here.
  2. Last night I tried installing Kalyway 10.5.2 onto a Sony VAIO UX280P. The installer works flawlessly, and got all the way through without a hitch. Progress bars and beachball cursors were animating smoothly, so I think it's even got the right GPU driver. I installed with the default options (no customization, patches, etc.) Upon rebooting from the hard drive, I get the Apple Logo with spinner, then a blue screen. If I boot in verbose (-v), I still eventually get to the blue screen, so I guess WindowServer is starting up OK. I believe what is happening is that Setup Assistant is launching and trying to play its movie. I'm not sure why this wouldn't work, but one possibility is the non-standard screen resolution (1024x600). I tried renaming/moving the intro.mov file out of the Setup Assistant bundle, but that made no difference. Does anyone have any suggestions on bypassing the first-run Setup Assistant (creating an account manually, etc), or any other troubleshooting I could try? The installer ran so well, it's heartbreaking to see it not boot to the Finder.
  3. TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    I'll just continue talking to myself. So, after fiddling with it all last night, still no luck. What I've noticed is that the Apple16X50ACPI kext doesn't log any messages at all during boot. On other people's boot logs, I've seen stuff like this: Apple16X50ACPI1: Identified Serial Port on ACPI Device=UAR1 But nothing like that during my boot. I do get this error message: IOPCI2PCIBridge: bad bridge bus numbering, no room to fix, bailing out! Followed by a couple of errors about link/load failures. So my theory is that a dependency that Apple16X50ACPI needs is not loading. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
  4. TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    Here's a little more info on my TC1100. Notice the entry for the digitizer in ioreg -lx: | +-o DIGI <class IOACPIPlatformDevice, registered, matched, active, busy $ | | { | | "_UID" = "1" | | "name" = <"WACF005"> | | "_STA" = 0xd | | "compatible" = <"ACPI\WACF004"> | | } And I set up my kext plist like so: <key>ACPI 16X50 Serial Port</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.driver.Apple16X50ACPI</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>com_apple_driver_16X50ACPI</string> <key>IOKitDebug</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IONameMatch</key> <string>WACF005</string> <key>IOProbeScore</key> <string>10000</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOACPIPlatformDevice</string> </dict> sudo rm /System/Library/Extensions.* and restart But no new entries in /dev after booting. I'm stumped! Anyone?
  5. TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of trying to get the digitizer working on my HP TC1100 tablet pc. I have 10.4.6 installed on it using (I believe) the JaS distribution. (For some reason 10.4.8 JaS just kernel panics while booting, so I went back to 10.4.6.) The digitizer shows up in ioreg with the ID "WACF005", which I note is pretty similar to the other HP 4xxx-series tablet user who had WACF006. Unfortunately, even after editing the kext plist as described to use this name instead of the PNP one, deleting the extension caches and rebooting, I still don't get any new serial ports in my /dev directory. And of course, TabletMagic needs a functioning serial port to work. I'm wondering what I could possibly be overlooking, and if anyone has any ideas I could try. For those who have it working, what is the /dev device named? Does it show up as /dev/serial? Something else? Thanks for any advice!