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AirPort kexts from Leopard to Tiger...


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Hi, this is my first topic here.

 

Anyway, to cut to the chase, I have a MacBookPro4,1 (which came with Leopard). I found a way to install Tiger on it, and I have done it. However, the disc I used is from a not-very-compatible MacBook2,1. Meaning, it came with incompatible kexts for my computer. So basically, can I copy the needed kexts from Leopard? And if so, which ones? Or can someone show me where to get them for Tiger (from a MacBookPro3,1, as it is the most similar MBP to my MBP but I don't have one) if it isn't against the forum rules?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

PS. Please don't tell me to buy a MacBookPro3,1 restore disc, because that's not going to happen. Also please don't ask me why I want to do this, as all I need is to know how to get AirPort to work.

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I already installed it. In fact, to make it work (without wifi) i had to install the 10.4.9 delta (it had 10.4.8). Then MBP graphics software update v1.2, then 10.4.11. Then boot into Tiger. Works nice. To make the keyboard function nice, I copy the topcase kext from Leopard to Tiger. Multitouch doesn't work. And wifi. That's all. Everything else does. I'll try reinstalling 10.4.11 again. As far as I know, the airport kexts are IO80211Family.kext, AppleAirPort.kext, and AppleAirPort2.kext. Are these the only ones?

 

Thank you :)

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OK, I've done that, but nothing. However, I tried deleting all the network config files and launching Setup Assistant, and I managed to choose a network. It tells me AirPort is not configured. After a reboot AirPort stops working and I have to repeat. Any idea why? Also, what do AppleAirPort.kext and AppleAirPort2.kext do?

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OK, I've done that, but nothing. However, I tried deleting all the network config files and launching Setup Assistant, and I managed to choose a network. It tells me AirPort is not configured. After a reboot AirPort stops working and I have to repeat.

Try to load the Kext in Terminal with root rights and with kextload.

 

Also, what do AppleAirPort.kext and AppleAirPort2.kext do?

They are for PowerPC Mac's.

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