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Mobile Athlon64 2800+ (no SSE3)

Mobility Radeon 9700 128mb

80gb 4200 RPM (I used a 6gb that I took from an old laptop to try this out)

Broadcom Wireless G - BCM4306

Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit LAN (don't know the model number)

4in 1 memory card reader


DVD burner

AC97 sound



Here's what works and doesn't:




memory card reader

it reconizes that its has a DVD burner, havn't tried to bun a DVD though

the sound is choppy but I can hear something come out of the speakers




doesn't work:

wired NIC


quartz extream (of course)

stable sound (iTunes crashes when its about to play a song)

wireless, although I have gotten OSX to reconize the card using this guide:


OSX reports the card as bing turned off I think this may have something to do with the fact that the laptop has 2 buttons on the front to turn on and off wireless and bluetooth.


In windows I installed a utility that works with the buttons and they display a message on screen when bluetooth or wireless turns on/off. I think the memory card reader and bluetooth devices are just USB devices connected directly to the motherboard, because I can turn on/off bluetooth while in OSX. The wireless card I think depends on that utility tp turn on because I only get a wireless connection after I login to windows when that utility starts up. Since I don't need to login to AD, its never been a problem. However, I think I may have to modify the driver to turn on the card, or write a seperate program to handle that. I'm still researching the problem.


To install I imaged the drive with dd and deleted all of the intel and ati kexts

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I have the same laptop (with mac osx 10.4.7 JAS installed)


Detailed specs: http://laptop.bug-nordic.org/laptop.php?id=17


Works, though not out of the box:

Gfx (ATI Radeon 9700 - qe/ci can be fixed with callisto and editing the ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin info.plist so it uses callisto as provider :D)

Sound (AC 97 though only left channel - choppy problem can be fixed by setting output to 48khz instead of 44khz) EDIT 2: got stereo working by using "Unstable Connection"'s patched kext: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...ost&id=4574

DVD (read and write)



USB (2.0 i'm pretty sure)



Doesn't work:

Modem (though I've read it's possible to get it to work, yet.. i dont care ;) i use bluetooth phone instead)

Ethernet (I've searched high and low but I don't think it's possible. Prove me wrong please ;))

Wireless (I will try your steps and see if it works for me too)

PCMCIA (well... at least usb works ;))


So only thing bothering me is the ethernet not working :D- I have a DWL-G122 for wireless. but if i can get the built in to work i would be thankful :P

I'll update when there comes new info!


EDIT: Wifi works also in 10.4.7 with http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=11856.


Thanks for the Wi-fi tip bartman101

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