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trying tonight.. if you really did it you are simply the best! :D thank you!!

 

ps: where did you find the solution? :)

I noticed something about kexd not being able to write to root in the system log. Using Terminal ls -lash, I compared root on my eeepc to my desktop hackintosh. I noticed the owner:group was different for .. and so I changed it. I tried rebooting and it took like 2 minutes at "Waiting for DSMOS..."; so I was thinking "Great! I made it WORSE!!", but then on the next boot it just totally skipped over that part and was wicked fast. I tested this on a clean build; and found the same thing. This is after about 20 hours of just testing all kinds of kext combinations; so I was a bit surprised it was just a permissions issue (hits head on wall). I told you it was something simple ;-)

 

pps: you installed SL on the stock SSD card right? the second one which is 8GB? or you did swap it with a faster Runcore or supertalent one? because I have always known the second SSD is much slower than the first but if you get those timings it is perfect!!

Unfortunately I don't have the internal 8GB installed right now. I have a Super Talent 32. Looking at the tests here: jkkmobile speed tests, the regular 8GB doesn't seem too horrible. Depending on the model you end up with, it looks like around average 10MB writes and 20MB reads. Since we do a lot more reading than writing; that should be usable. Obviously it's insanely fast on mine; but it's kind of overkill....to be honest. I was just lucky to be able to trade someone for this 32GB SSD. Can someone report on their boot time using the ASUS 8GB SSD? I'm betting around 40 seconds or so.

 

ppps: yes exactly the link was from infinitemac, you could just post the content and write the link to the site, I have seen that stuff in many places :)

Great; I'll add the link to the DSDT section of the [GUIDE]

 

 

Any Suggestions?

 

For the others that tried hybrid solutions; the only thing that worked was to start over using my guide steps exactly. So that's my only recommendation. If you have a spare USB hard drive or 8GB or greater USB thumb drive; you can test everything without wiping out what you already have on your machine.

 

Sorry I don't have a simpler idea. If I think of anything else to try; I'll let you know.

Wahouuuuu !

I did it all and everything works like a charm.

 

EXCEPT: Microphone. Not sure but Skype sees 2 Mics and no one seems to work. Any test on other eee901 are welcome.

 

Richard

 

Got the mic working !

Only the first mic works and you have to go in the VooodooHDA pref pane in the speaker section and set the recording level to a non-zero value.....

 

My last "problem" my SD card that is seen as wrongly ejected each time I wake from sleep.

I believe I have to mess with the DSDT file probably in the HPET section...any luck anybody ?

[Edit] No, this is not the HPET section that fixed the SD card. I have no more lead. Any help welcome.

Hello all,

I've read the whole topic, followed the guide step by step except the clearing of kext cache which i ommited :(, the "host" was a pcwiz vmware leopard, the host a Linux 901 2b ram, the usb drive WD Passport 80gb.

IT WORKS!!! Thank you so much!

It's the first Leopard which works oob :(

 

Questions:

1. is it possible to use the function keys for volume? DSDT.aml maybe? I want no more chud or 3rd party apps like in the eeemac.journey tutorial for 10.5, i've not had the time to install voodoo control panel

2. does the Ralink rt2860 leopard driver work on 10.6 too or where can i find a driver?

 

boot time is about 30-40 sec.

Thanks again

Hello all,

I've read the whole topic, followed the guide step by step except the clearing of kext cache which i ommited :( , the "host" was a pcwiz vmware leopard, the host a Linux 901 2b ram, the usb drive WD Passport 80gb.

IT WORKS!!! Thank you so much!

It's the first Leopard which works oob :)

 

Questions:

1. is it possible to use the function keys for volume? DSDT.aml maybe? I want no more chud or 3rd party apps like in the eeemac.journey tutorial for 10.5, i've not had the time to install voodoo control panel

2. does the Ralink rt2860 leopard driver work on 10.6 too or where can i find a driver?

 

boot time is about 30-40 sec.

Thanks again

 

for the keys I am using spark.. not a big deal I like it.. by the way if you don't want 3rd party apps I know for the eee 1000 exists a kext (ACPI4ASUS.kext) don't know if it can be used or modified to suit the eeepc 901 also..

 

bye

This guide modified for a EEE PC 1000he

 

Here's my experience with the EEE PC 1000he:

 

1) Desktop hackintosh or real mac for setup

2) USB hard drive that you are OK erasing

3) Retail Snow Leopard DVD or image of it

4) ASUS eeepc 901

5) Files here: EEE PC 1000he Files (rev.2, forgot about VoodooHDA)

 

Getting Started:

1) There's No Step One!

2) Connect the USB hard drive to your desktop machine and Partition the drive. One partition GUID (let's call it "OSX").

3) Install Chameleon-2.0-RC3-r658 onto the USB hard drive. Just install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 following the directions in doc -> readme. There are basically only three command lines you will need to enter to install, as you will see in the doc.

 

NOTE: If you have never installed Chameleon RC3 before; now is a good time to test. You should be able to connect the drive to your eeepc 901 and hit esc at boot to boot off the drive. You should get the Chameleon boot loader. If you don't; go back and figure out what you did wrong. If it looks good, connect your USB drive back to your desktop and continue with your install.

 

4) Either insert your retail Snow Leopard DVD or mount your image now.

5) Finder -> Go Menu -> Go To Folder

/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages

double click OSInstall.mpkg

Follow the Menus to install Snow Leopard onto OSX. I de-selected the printers to save space and selected everything else. You may want to deselect everything to save even more.

6) Turn on owners so permissions transfer correctly:

 

sudo /usr/sbin/vsdbutil -a /Volumes/OSX

7) Place the Extra folder (from included zip in EEE PC 901 files) in the root of OSX, also put the dsdt.aml file in there

8) Copy all the Extensions (from the included zip) into /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions/

9) Repair Permissions

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/OSX/Extra
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions

10) Remove kext cache

 

sudo rm -rf /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext

11) Make sure your eeepc is connected to Power for the first boot. Boot up the eeepc from this USB hard drive and go through the normal OS X Welcome stuff and set up your user. When you power up your eeepc 901 with the USB drive connected, you will want to press Esc key until the boot option menu shows up. This will allow you to select your USB drive to boot off of it.

12) After installation; you should run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility. You can also improve your sound quality by installing the VoodooHDA prefpane, which is included in the PrefPane folder. Just double click to install for all users.

 

What works Now:

  • Video (1024x600), Video Playback, etc.
  • Webcam (Photo Booth and iChat) - XP version only (Linux version used different webcam; and we don't have drivers) (I got the XP version...)
  • Sound
  • Wifi (all models have the same card, at least in the US. I heard Europe got the Broadcom chip)
  • Trackpad (plus two finger scroll, three finger right click, double-tap drag)
  • Keyboard
  • Bluetooth
  • Battery Display
  • Processor on-the-fly Speed Reduction (for increased battery life)
  • Hardware buttons control backlight (but no on-screen indicator)
  • Shutdown
  • Restart
  • Ethernet
  • Time Machine

 

Things To Fix:

  • Brightness automatic on wake
    The solution is available; but it's cumbersome. It involves installing CHUD and a couple other programs. I prefer just hitting the brightness key. Creating your own DSDT.aml is probably the best solution for this.
  • Boot is slowed by 60 second at
    Waiting for DSMOS...
    This happens every time; I'm assuming if we create a custom DSDT this will go away? - This happened the first boot for me, after that it boots like normal
  • Sleep: Any form will lock up the computer.

 

Once your system is working to your liking; just copy it over to your internal HDD drive. Partition your HDD just like the hard drive, and Install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 on your HDD. Then just use SuperDuper! to clone your hard drive over to your SSD. You can now boot off your internal HDD!

 

thanks! ;)

 

but.. which kexts should is use for the battery and the microfone?

 

btw.. the original wlan card works perfect without installing an extra kext :)

So. I've been giving this a go since 11AM today on my Eee 1000HE.

So far I have encountered alot of problems, but I am getting there.

 

Using the 901 Kext ONLY doesnt work.

But the 1000HE Kexts that Branhower posted (those are from the 1008HA Guide I suppose. I havent compared, but they seem to be the same.)

My problem now is that I HAVE to use an USB-Stick or another HDD to boot my partition.. Wich is annoying.

I dont know why, but when I try to use the Chameleon on my SL partition, I get an KP.

It also says that its RC2, but it is RC3. I installed it myself.

Using a custom RC3 installer fails every time tho.

 

I now tried to install with the RC3 installer, and onto the EFI partition. But that failed Im afraid.

Now my boot is stuck on "ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out"

 

Any ideas?

I might be giving it another go, and preinstalling RC3 with the custom installer. That worked for my Ext. HDD.

But I dont want to boot my Ext. HDD :-)

 

In advance. thanks

So for the volume keys I'll use spark, ok.

Problem(s):

-I have no bluetooth... (about this mac, detailed, bluetooth: no hardware detected)

-if I get bluetooth to work where can I find the pairing info? I have a Microsoft 5000 bt mouse and pairing to snow and back to xp 2-3 times/day it's a bit annoying so maybe I can manually add the pairing key from osx to the xp's registry.

 

LE: right now the battery is at 62% and i get 2:10 estimated running time, that is about 3hours on a full battery which is half than xp (6hr with the passport connected)

Has anyone had any luck with the WiFi chipset in the 900HA?

 

Atheros AR5007EG
Location: 02:00.1
PCI ID: 168c:001c[1a3b:1026]
IRQ: 10
Module: ath5k

 

I have Snow Leopard installed. It boots, albeit slow, the sound output works, and seemingly the input as well. (Actually sound input isn't working correctly: All static.) Graphics are displaying properly with acceleration. My remaining problem is WiFi. Also Ethernet seems to work and then not. I'm far more concerned about WLAN though. ;D

 

Cheers!

So. I've been giving this a go since 11AM today on my Eee 1000HE.

So far I have encountered alot of problems, but I am getting there.

 

Using the 901 Kext ONLY doesnt work.

But the 1000HE Kexts that Branhower posted (those are from the 1008HA Guide I suppose. I havent compared, but they seem to be the same.)

My problem now is that I HAVE to use an USB-Stick or another HDD to boot my partition.. Wich is annoying.

I dont know why, but when I try to use the Chameleon on my SL partition, I get an KP.

It also says that its RC2, but it is RC3. I installed it myself.

Using a custom RC3 installer fails every time tho.

 

I now tried to install with the RC3 installer, and onto the EFI partition. But that failed Im afraid.

Now my boot is stuck on "ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out"

 

Any ideas?

I might be giving it another go, and preinstalling RC3 with the custom installer. That worked for my Ext. HDD.

But I dont want to boot my Ext. HDD :-)

 

In advance. thanks

 

The only things I can see happening with your first issue are fakeSMC.kext or the Null power management kext not being installed correctly, or the bootloader not loading the properly.

 

And I never installed RC3 onto the EFI partition, I heard there were a lot of issues when people attempted to do that. I just installed it on the OS partition. Besides, I had to anyway because the drive I cloned the install to uses MBR.

 

thanks! :)

 

but.. which kexts should is use for the battery and the microfone?

 

btw.. the original wlan card works perfect without installing an extra kext :)

 

I know, it's amazing isn't it?!

 

Anyway, I don't use the mic, but I heard people had success with the VoodooHDA.kext and the pref pane. I kept getting a lot of memory errors when I installed and used the pref pane, so I got rid of it.

 

I also used VoodooPower.kext for power management; in the 901 pack. Works pretty good.

Finally got it to work!

 

Snow Leopard on Asus EEE 1000HE with EVERYTHING working :-)

 

This is how I went forward:

 

1) Installed Snow Leopard from my Leopard-installation (10.5.7)

(Used the OSInstall.pkg thingie and installed on my 2nd partition. As I got 2x 80GB partitions.)

 

Then I used 'NetbookInstaller' and chose ONLY Chameleon 2 RC3 + GeneralExtensions.

HERE IS THE LINK

Let it finish. Can take up to like.. 5mins or something like that.

 

Then I copied the extra folder to my new partition and overwrote everything.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE EXTRA FOLDER

 

Then I rebooted and booted onto an fully working Snow Leopard.

Update works like a charm,

I now got a lovely Snow Leopard 10.6.1 with everything working on my Eee 1000HE.

(PS. Note that I have the EU Version, and I did remove my WiFi card and replaced it with an AirPort card from ebay.)

 

Thanks to Branhower for the 1000HE post alltho I didnt look much on it, since I used the 1008HA files, and I look at myself as an intermediate/somewhat decent Mac OS X (Hackintosh) user by now.

 

Thanks to MK500 for the thread that eventually led to my working 1000HE.

 

And finally, the biggest thanks to Imperiopolis that provided me with the needed files and the how-to that I eventually used.

HERE IS THE LINK TO HIS THREAD

 

Cheers! :-)

shutdown/restart delay problem fixed installing bios 1502 by kabyl.. I was using 2001 with custom dsdt.aml file it seems it was not so good.. :P got also some problems with bluetooth not always properly recognized with that bios.. ;)

 

now everything is working 100%.. great :D

 

special thanks goes to mk500.. ;) ah, I voted the poll :D

 

ciao a tutti! :D

Hello all,

I've read the whole topic, followed the guide step by step except the clearing of kext cache which i ommited ;), the "host" was a pcwiz vmware leopard, the host a Linux 901 2b ram, the usb drive WD Passport 80gb.

IT WORKS!!! Thank you so much!

Great! Make sure to vote in the poll at the top.

 

2. does the Ralink rt2860 leopard driver work on 10.6 too or where can i find a driver?

There is a link to the Ralink drivers in the first paragraph of the [GUIDE]

So. I've been giving this a go since 11AM today on my Eee 1000HE.

So far I have encountered alot of problems, but I am getting there.

 

Using the 901 Kext ONLY doesnt work.

But the 1000HE Kexts that Branhower posted (those are from the 1008HA Guide I suppose. I havent compared, but they seem to be the same.)

My problem now is that I HAVE to use an USB-Stick or another HDD to boot my partition.. Wich is annoying.

I dont know why, but when I try to use the Chameleon on my SL partition, I get an KP.

It also says that its RC2, but it is RC3. I installed it myself.

Using a custom RC3 installer fails every time tho.

 

I now tried to install with the RC3 installer, and onto the EFI partition. But that failed Im afraid.

Now my boot is stuck on "ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out"

 

Any ideas?

I might be giving it another go, and preinstalling RC3 with the custom installer. That worked for my Ext. HDD.

But I dont want to boot my Ext. HDD :-)

 

In advance. thanks

 

Hi dmbardal; I'm happy you got it all working in the end! I decided to respond to your first post; just in case you decide to try my method in the future. The problems you were having were because you were using RC2. RC3 is critical for Snow Leopard. Since there is no official installer for RC3; it's best to use the manual method in my instructions (video included). When installing RC3 according to my instructions; you should test it as noted. If it doesn't work, then go back and fix it before moving to step (4).

 

A secondary problem you were experiencing might be your BIOS. Since my linked source for DSDT fixed BIOS does not include the 1000HE, you would have to find another that is compatible with your model. Stock ASUS BIOS have errors in their DSDT that cause various problems.

 

Anyway, the most important thing is that you got it all working! If you want to extend battery life; take a look at cpu-x. It will show that your processor is properly slowing down when CPU isn't fully pushed. If it isn't; make sure you have your kexts set up right (VoodooPower). I get about 5 hours on my 6200mAh 6-cell battery. I think there may be a way to further tweak VoodooPower to make this even better; and I'm experimenting with this. Note that OS power time estimates are often inaccurate, as they can't predict usage; you have to time it yourself to see how it's doing.

shutdown/restart delay problem fixed installing bios 1502 by kabyl.. I was using 2001 with custom dsdt.aml file it seems it was not so good.. :P got also some problems with bluetooth not always properly recognized with that bios.. :)

 

now everything is working 100%.. great :)

 

special thanks goes to mk500.. :) ah, I voted the poll ;)

 

ciao a tutti! :)

 

I managet to get BT working by modifying the IObluetoothFamily.kext and adding my device id and prod id, but after a restart it's again not working. I'm on BIOS 2103 no DSDT.aml yet.

Can you mk500 please post your DSDT.aml or better post the moddifications you made, from the infinitemac forums I know not which are good for my 901 :) and there are a lot of mods available.

 

LE: i think i traced the BT problem, it might be the case of BT not being enabled on startup, i've read it on the dsdt mods topic

I managet to get BT working by modifying the IObluetoothFamily.kext and adding my device id and prod id, but after a restart it's again not working. I'm on BIOS 2103 no DSDT.aml yet.

Can you mk500 please post your DSDT.aml or better post the moddifications you made, from the infinitemac forums I know not which are good for my 901 ;) and there are a lot of mods available.

 

LE: i think i traced the BT problem, it might be the case of BT not being enabled on startup, i've read it on the dsdt mods topic

 

I think you will have a lot better luck if you just flash your BIOS to the one I included. I included directions on how to flash your bios in my zip file; it is very easy. If for some reason you don't like my BIOS, you can always go back to what you had.

 

My DSDT.aml only fixes the backlight, and everything works without it. Since my DSDT.aml is based on the included BIOS, I don't think it will work well with your BIOS.

Hello all. I just thought I'd share my experience. Thanks for such a comprehensive guide and set of downloads. Really impressive stuff.

 

I now have a mostly stable Snow Leopard on my stock eee 901. I'm connected using the Ralink driver too, which was very easy. Other than a non-functioning webcam, and progressive sluggishness (I suspect as the system pages more and more to the disk things get slowed down) I only have the following (big) issue:

 

On resume (wake) from sleep the system comes alive as does the screen with Fn+F3. (I'm not too worried about having to do that.) But ... the whole system becomes unresponsive shortly after that with a never-ending beachball. Effectively sleep/resume isn't working for me. It hangs quickly enough so as I can't determine what might be causing it.

 

Possibly vital fact:

 

I have SL installed onto a 16GB SDHC card in the card reader. (I don't want to rub-out my nice, stable Ubuntu which is on the SSD). Could the card reader be lost on the bus? I'd expect a KP if the system disk was effectively removed.

 

Anybody else running SL using this guide on an SD card? Any other advice?

 

Mark.

I think you will have a lot better luck if you just flash your BIOS to the one I included. I included directions on how to flash your bios in my zip file; it is very easy. If for some reason you don't like my BIOS, you can always go back to what you had.

 

My DSDT.aml only fixes the backlight, and everything works without it. Since my DSDT.aml is based on the included BIOS, I don't think it will work well with your BIOS.

Thanks for the piece of advice, I would keep my 2103 for my W7 on the 4gb ssd, in a few days my Kingston HyperX will arrive and space won't be a problem anymore :)

 

So I'm thinking the only consistent difference between our bioses would be the dsdt, so if a modify my dsdt to report/activate devices like yours I would have best of both worlds, your bios is just a stock one with modifyed dsdt, isn't it? If so maybe kabyl or the custom bios maker could tell us the changes he made to make the bios(dsdt) osx compatible, so we can apply those changes to 2103 and have the latest bios and osx compatible. Another way would be to extract your dsdt and the 2103 dsdt and compare them, but asus makes some changes to the dsdt in each bios so it won't be just a diff between files.

 

I'm eager to try, lack of time is the only problem, and, by the way, don't mind my small number of posts, I'm reading and trying osx for quite a while now, and I'm a small linux expert building my own distro, this is the first topic I find really useful and focused on my hardware, the 901.

@mk500

I might have expressed myself wrong.

But anyways.

I wasnt using RC2, I were using an custom RC3 installer made by someone. Got it off here on insanelymac.

But on the bootloaded (bios) it said RC2.

I also tried to use the manual RC3 install from only the official files, but that didnt work either.

Still said RC2 on the bootloader (bios) and I have NO idea why it did.

I found it wierd.

 

A question.

My 1000HE now works, but for some reason, it seems that the boot.plist that I have in my /Extra folder doesnt do anything.

I have set it to show the bootloader for 2secs, but still it shows for 5secs. And I did try to get rid of the ForceWake=y message by using the command in the boot.plist, but its still there.

It seems like there is a boot.plist overriding it somwhere if Im not mistaken ?

Any idea where this is located?

In an .mkext maybe?

Because I spotlighted boot.plist on my 1000he, and both the files it found had 2sec boottime.

But still it uses the standard 5sec boottime on the bootloader.

Any ideas at all?

 

- Dag Magnus

Hello all. I just thought I'd share my experience. Thanks for such a comprehensive guide and set of downloads. Really impressive stuff.

 

I now have a mostly stable Snow Leopard on my stock eee 901. I'm connected using the Ralink driver too, which was very easy. Other than a non-functioning webcam, and progressive sluggishness (I suspect as the system pages more and more to the disk things get slowed down) I only have the following (big) issue:

 

On resume (wake) from sleep the system comes alive as does the screen with Fn+F3. (I'm not too worried about having to do that.) But ... the whole system becomes unresponsive shortly after that with a never-ending beachball. Effectively sleep/resume isn't working for me. It hangs quickly enough so as I can't determine what might be causing it.

 

Possibly vital fact:

 

I have SL installed onto a 16GB SDHC card in the card reader. (I don't want to rub-out my nice, stable Ubuntu which is on the SSD). Could the card reader be lost on the bus? I'd expect a KP if the system disk was effectively removed.

 

Anybody else running SL using this guide on an SD card? Any other advice?

 

Mark.

 

The problem you are experiencing is because the SD card is basically getting "ejected" when it goes to sleep; and so the OS gets confused when it can't find it's disk on wake. The only way to fix this would be to create a modified DSDT.aml that would treat your USB SD card as an internal drive and not eject it on sleep. If you search around, there are people that have done similar things; but I haven't had the chance to figure it out yet. Take a look at the link at the end of my DSDT section and google around a bit; I'll let you know if I find more detailed instructions.

 

Note: the same problem happens when you boot off an external USB hard drive; which is why you can't really test sleep effectively until the system is on the SSD.

 

Note: I installed eeebuntu on the 4GB internal SSD, and like it a lot better than what ASUS gives you. If you did this; you would have the internal 8GB available for OS X.

 

@mk500

I might have expressed myself wrong.

But anyways.

I wasnt using RC2, I were using an custom RC3 installer made by someone. Got it off here on insanelymac.

But on the bootloaded (bios) it said RC2.

I also tried to use the manual RC3 install from only the official files, but that didnt work either.

Still said RC2 on the bootloader (bios) and I have NO idea why it did.

I found it wierd.

 

A question.

My 1000HE now works, but for some reason, it seems that the boot.plist that I have in my /Extra folder doesnt do anything.

I have set it to show the bootloader for 2secs, but still it shows for 5secs. And I did try to get rid of the ForceWake=y message by using the command in the boot.plist, but its still there.

It seems like there is a boot.plist overriding it somwhere if Im not mistaken ?

Any idea where this is located?

In an .mkext maybe?

Because I spotlighted boot.plist on my 1000he, and both the files it found had 2sec boottime.

But still it uses the standard 5sec boottime on the bootloader.

Any ideas at all?

 

- Dag Magnus

 

If it says you are running RC2, then you are running RC2.

 

When you are making the changes; you must be making changes to the RC3 partition that isn't actually the one it's using.

 

I wonder if you might have multiple bootloaders installed (maybe one on each drive?). Try hitting esc at boot and force it to boot off the drive where you are certain you installed RC3. If the mystery RC2 bootloader is on a hidder partiton or something then it's a bit trickier.

just for your info, you can install chameleon RC3 very easily typing just one command in the prompt..

 

install RC2 with the installer package, then unzip the RC3 tar ball and copy just the boot file you find in there to your root overwrting the old one as suggested on the chameleon website:

 

cp /where-you-extracted-RC3-tarball/i386/boot /boot

 

it works perfectly and you will see RC3 at boot.. by the way RC2 have always worked here as well, I haven't noticed any differences between the two releases..

 

ciao :thumbsup_anim:

Hello all. I just thought I'd share my experience. Thanks for such a comprehensive guide and set of downloads. Really impressive stuff.

 

I now have a mostly stable Snow Leopard on my stock eee 901. I'm connected using the Ralink driver too, which was very easy. Other than a non-functioning webcam, and progressive sluggishness (I suspect as the system pages more and more to the disk things get slowed down) I only have the following (big) issue:

 

On resume (wake) from sleep the system comes alive as does the screen with Fn+F3. (I'm not too worried about having to do that.) But ... the whole system becomes unresponsive shortly after that with a never-ending beachball. Effectively sleep/resume isn't working for me. It hangs quickly enough so as I can't determine what might be causing it.

 

Possibly vital fact:

 

I have SL installed onto a 16GB SDHC card in the card reader. (I don't want to rub-out my nice, stable Ubuntu which is on the SSD). Could the card reader be lost on the bus? I'd expect a KP if the system disk was effectively removed.

 

Anybody else running SL using this guide on an SD card? Any other advice?

 

Mark.

 

Yeah, I did it too. The problem is that when you go on sleep-wake, the SD card reader somehow looses power for a few seconds. If your system is on the SD card and you go sleep-wake it's equivalent to unplug-replug the hard drive when your system is on. Not good. I tried messing with the DSDT.aml file to avoid the SD Card reader to loose power on sleep but didn't succeed (reality is I didn't look more than 10 minutes I was in a taxi to the airport). I'll look later today again but I guarantee you that if we fix this, we fix your problem at the saem time.

Followed the instructions to success!

 

Will add that upon cloning to my SSD i still got the boot0: error so I re-installed Chameleon on the SSD (booted from the USB again, ran the Chameleon installer to SSD) and everything booted correctly.

 

Put the voodoo stuff where it said and the sound in and out work great, but I have to adjust the mic in the preferences each time i want to use iChat.

 

Thanks for all the work and tweaks put into this!

Is it possible that someone could make a boot 132 disk for eee pc 901?

 

I'm suppose i'm asking two things here. 1) Is it possible and 2) Can anyone do it?

 

If you're thinking i'm being lazy, my reply is simply "yes i am!"

 

 

 

I appreciate all the work that has gone into these guides i'm following them but getting a tad confused.

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