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HELP! Snow Leopard on Dell Inspiron e1505

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Hey everyone, I just installed 10.6 to my Dell Inspiron e1505 and I keep getting these damned shut down notices after things like a network file transfer or multiple windows being opened while moving files around or a Growl or Adium transition and even got it once while installing my wifi app until I went into root mode. Honestly I'm at my wits end and I'm really not afraid to say I'm seconds from crying. I just spent all of yesterday trying to figure out the right combo of options to even get this damn install to run. Everything (except flash but, that's another story) works perfectly except the random crashes.


Obviously I can have the unit running long enough to perform what needs to be done so if someone is willing to walk me through this, I will greatly appreciate it. I guess the best place to start is by posting up hardware and kext info. I can use OSX86 tools to generate a hardware list but I totally forgot hot to generate a kext list. BTW if it helps, I used "SnowLeo for Mac OSX86" as my install disc.


OK, here is a TON of info. I hope it helps...


-- According to the Apple System Profiler --



Hardware Overview:


Model Name: MacBook Pro

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Solo

Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 1

L2 Cache: 2 MB

Memory: 1 GB

Bus Speed: 2.67 GHz

Boot ROM Version: MBP51.00C1.B03

SMC Version (system): 1.13f3

Serial Number (system): W87552DW2E2

Hardware UUID: C4F3AFF6-53ED-3554-AE18-7EAB794CB938




-- Here's my Hardware info according to the OSX86 Tools app --



00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)

00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)

00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 01)

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]

03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)

03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 01)

03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 0a)

03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 05)

0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)


-- stuff I grabbed from the Kext Utility --


Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.6 BuildVersion: 10A432

Kernel: Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri Jul 31 22:47:34 PDT 2009

Bootargs: boot-uuid=5AE82B96-418A-3F8A-AB91-98507591C8CC rd=*uuid arch=i386

Model ID: MacBookPro5,1

CPU Signature: Ox6E8 (1768)

CPU TYPE: Genuine Intel® CPU T1300 @ 1.66GHz

Core: 2200(2200) MHz x 3.2(3.2) Bus: 667 MHz FSB: 2668 MHz

Cache L2: 2 Mb

RAM: 1024 Mb

SwapUsage: total = 64.00M used = 0.00M free = 64.00M

HibernateMode: 0

User: LightyKD on LightyKDs-MacBook-Pro.local


Start working: Mon May 10 23:31:38 EDT 2010

Detected ... MAC OS X "Snow Leopard".


Task: Full service for "/System/Library/Extensions/"

and "/Extra/Extensions" folders.


Repair Permissions for "/System/Library/Extensions" ... Done.

-- Total processed: 5025 files for 62 sec.

kext: 328

plugin: 23

bundle: 18



...Like I said I dont know how to generate a list of actual kexts in my Extensions folder. if someone could tell me how, i would be happy to do so. Aside from that i hope any of this information helps.

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OK I think I found out how to get things working!


1) Install OSX Snow Leopard using the SnowLeo for Mac OSX86 disc. (Under system install, make sure you click Rosetta, X11 and Tools)


2) During step one DO NOT Install any keyboard and trackpad drivers and DO NOT pick any kernels. Install your video driver (Intel) but this will be replaced a few steps later


3) Get a USB keyboard and Mouse and setup your user profile


4) Load up your lappy (laptop) with the iATKOS v7 10.5.6 disc and install the Video (Intel), keyboard and trackpad drivers


5) Reboot and enjoy


6) FYI I got the SD slot working using the Dell Post Installer



A ) OK I have WiFi working but through my Netgear USB adapter. Let's be honest the internal WiFi card sucks hiney!


B ) I fixed Quartz Extreme by installing the files from this link






Well... that's my update for now.

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