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Asus 1201N Installation and support

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It's at the Extensions folder itself: just delete it. :)

 

All the best!

 

Cool cheers, ill give it ago in a bit

 

Any chance I can have some help with my sound?

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decided to open it up to remove all the dust that was in the fan put it all back together and nothing :(

 

 

think ive killed it :(

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I have a 1201n and I'm trying to install 10.6 but when I run the USB it loads the grey screen with the hdd graphic and then to a blank grey screen but before it gets any further it kernal panics saying should have 2 cores but only found one on die 0.

 

I've had it working once before and it did this and I tried to do a clean install and still the same problem. Changed hdd to a spare and still no luck.

 

Unfortunately I don't have a Mac available to use and this is really my first go around with osx so I'm not very knowledgable with terms or procedures. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi, Scorch!

 

I think you should try Mountain Lion. Snow Leopard was great, but now it's simply to much outdated, if not yet obsolete. That said, unfortunately, the tutorial of the first posts is aimed at getting Lion to work, not Snow Leopard. Try it! I guarantee it works. Follow it exactly as described! Don't overlook any step because it seems unnecessary or redundant. Once you get Lion up and running, post here for help on how to upgrade to Mountain Lion.

 

All the best!

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Aw, man! That's {censored}! Doesn't it even turn on anymore? Take it to a tech, before trashing it.

 

I know, probably killed the motherboard, might just strip it and sell its parts

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decided to open it up to remove all the dust that was in the fan put it all back together and nothing :(

 

 

think ive killed it :(

 

I once overclocked my 1201 and couldn't even start bios.

Solution: I opened my 1201n and resetted the bios (by unplugging the battery for a minute)

Please take care, that you don't hurt or clamp any cable (fan)!

maybe that helps...

 

try it Mondi

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Hi folks. My 1201n is running 10.6.8 fast and stable with Atom running at 2Ghz and 2Gig of memory. Everything works, even ACPI brightness slider works without resetting bios.

 

I don't really feel the need to install ML, but MAS has so many apps that aren't anymore compatible with SL... I'm falling behind then!

 

I spent so many hours trying to setup my triple boot with hybrid partition table that I'm afraid of trying to upgrade and mess all the work I've done, and end with a slower OS with some bugs that I'm not experiencing now with SL.

 

My question is: Is it worth upgrading to get the most recent apps? Will I get more issues than on SL? ML is that much slower that SL?

 

I've read this thread using search tool, but I didn't conclude anything about it :b

 

Thanks in Advance,

Loureiro

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Hi!

 

Mountain Lion is faster than Snow Leopard, except for the boot/shutdown time, where Snow Leopard wins hands down. There are some features in Mountain Lion (in fact, some of them introduced with Lion) that i found not so useful in the beginning, like Mission Control, the iCloud services or the Launchpad, that became crucial for my workflow. Besides, it's just like you said: Snow Leopard, a winner in his era, is on the way to obsolescence. If i think it's worthy upgrading to Mountain Lion? Yes, i do. Now, is it worthy to upgrade in your particular case, since Snow Leopard works perfectly - which is rare with a hackintoshed laptop? Perhaps, if you think the benefits would be bigger than the time and work you'll spend setting things up, always considering the possibility the things going awry. It's up to you. My 1201N has everything working with Mountain Lion, except for HDMI audio.

 

All the best!

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Hi!

 

Mountain Lion is faster than Snow Leopard, except for the boot/shutdown time, where Snow Leopard wins hands down. There are some features in Mountain Lion (in fact, some of them introduced with Lion) that i found not so useful in the beginning, like Mission Control, the iCloud services or the Launchpad, that became crucial for my workflow. Besides, it's just like you said: Snow Leopard, a winner in his era, is on the way to obsolescence. If i think it's worthy upgrading to Mountain Lion? Yes, i do. Now, is it worthy to upgrade in your particular case, since Snow Leopard works perfectly - which is rare with a hackintoshed laptop? Perhaps, if you think the benefits would be bigger than the time and work you'll spend setting things up, always considering the possibility the things going awry. It's up to you. My 1201N has everything working with Mountain Lion, except for HDMI audio.

 

All the best!

 

Thank you for your answer! Well I guess I'll try to find some spare time to backup my data and install mountain lion without installing Lion first... If I succeed I'll drop here some kind of guide

 

I've tried earlier but I was in a rush and building USB installer with *uni* wasn't enough. Time to create a backup partition and use Carbon Copy. If it goes wrong, I still have SL working I guess :D

 

Thank you again!

 

EDIT1: Got it properly installed and booting only in safe mode. AppleCPUPowerManagement is causing KP. I'll see this later.

 

Btw, the installation and first boot was pretty straight forward.

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Mountain Lion all the way - currently using 10.8.2 with no probs whatsoever.

Using Chameleon v2.2svn r2189

Installed using purchased 10.8.0, made bootable usb from info scattered about on here... then updated using combo update and reinstalled kexts to S/L/E

Sound working, sleep working, and imessage/iCloud/Facetime using chameleon and FileNVRAM module

 

anybody any success on sound out of HDMI???

 

I really wish there was a fix... only thing ive found was this - i do get some noise thru Hdmi maybe its worth a look into? http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3059

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@theconnactic, could you please attach all of your files that you used?

 

S/L/E, /Extra, DSDT, any plugins, cham revision, kernel modules (really only these two?), etc.?

What did you changed besides wireless card and little OC with modded BIOS?

 

You know, every custom thing you need for your, AFAIK, nearly perfect, current 1201n installation.

 

I now have a well functioning 10.8.3 system, but I see (also on other forums) that you probably did it much better.

Just curious. How.

 

Thanks a lot!

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This is how I installed ML on 1201n

 

1. Prepare USB stick with 10.8 genuine copy from MAS

2. Install chameleon pkg from my folder into your USB stick.

3. Erase (if any) /Extra folder from your USB and copy this one.

4. Install... Reboot.

5. Boot from usb and select the partition where you installed ML

6. Install chameleon pkg on your ML partition.

7. Erase (if any) /Extra folder from your ML partition

8. Copy mine.

9. Run Kext Utility

10. You can now reboot or install OSX update combo.

 

I don't know if everything works (facetime, icloud... and), because I don't use them.

 

DSDT provided was modded by me to work with ACPI Backlight Driver provided by HotKoffy http://www.insanelym...cklight-driver/

 

My Extra package: http://d-h.st/6hT (FORGOT TO MENTION THIS DSDT IS FOR 2GB BUILDS)

 

Sorry I've forgot to include chameleon pkg into zip. I've attached it to this post

 

Chameleon-2.2svn-r2187.pkg.zip

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I installed the 10.8.3 combo update, it installed well, but I can no longer use the built in keyboard and sound doesn't work either.

Are there some kexts that I should try installing, or something else I can try?

 

Thanks

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Is your trackpad working? You can try to remove ApplePS2... kexts and install VoodooPS2Controller

 

Installing AppleHDA and IOAudioFamily into SLE will bring your sound back.

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Could you provide the latest link for the the VoodooPS2Controller?

I want to make sure I get the latest version of this kext.

 

Nevermind, I got the keyboard working via the VoodooPS2Controller kext provided on the first post in this thread.

I installed the two sound kexts provided, but I still get no sound.

 

Thanks

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Remove AppleHDA and IOAudioFamily from /Extra/Extensions if they're there. Install them into /System/Library/Extensions and rebuild kexts caches.

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You know, every custom thing you need for your, AFAIK, nearly perfect, current 1201n installation.

 

Hi!

 

Sorry to have taken this long to answer: i am very involved with the AMD forums these days. :D

 

I use the very same files from the first post to get it to work, except for the AppleHDA and IOAudioFamily kexts (which fail to get my inputs working, and i am using another made by Mirone) and the DSDT (i made another with the help of Toleda and Mirone). When i update the system, i usually replace only the HDA and IOAudio kexts to the patched ones, so i assumed all the others either can persist despite the updates or are unnecessary at all. I use all of them in /System/Library/Extensions, since Mountain Lion doesn't seem to like the /Extra folder. I also use a modified BIOS which includes AHCI.

 

I'll later upload the AppleHDA, the DSDT and my Clover config.plist, as well as my modded Bios.

 

All the best!

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As promised:

 

AppleHDA (all credits to Mirone): http://www.sendspace.com/file/kr75pt

 

DSDT (Mirone and Toleda): DSDT.aml.zip

 

Clover config.plist: config.plist.zip

 

Modded ROM: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=118387

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AppleHDA (all credits to Mirone): http://www.sendspace.com/file/kr75pt

 

DSDT (Mirone and Toleda): DSDT.aml.zip

 

Thanks for that!

 

With Mirone's AppleHDA.kext my sound is not working at the moment (no device detected), probably because of IOAudioFamily.kext dependency ...and it's weird.

 

As you can see on screenshot below, both (old/working and Mirone's one) AppleHDAs has almost the same dependencies, especially IOAudioFamily (1.7.2f1) which I got. Strange enough for me.

 

Yes, I have working kexts combo so I can have audio working at any time, but since I'm on Mountain Lion, all possible kext/smbios/etc combinations give me some kind of audio stuttering. At any time (high usage & idle), especially when I launch some YT video (but also in iTunes/Spotify/QT/MPlayerX/etc) audio gets stuck after a few seconds. Then I have to pause it, wait for minute or a half, press play, and it works.. for a while again. I was so angry that I wrote a script (and an Alfred Workflow with hotkey now) to reset CoreAudio, which helps in a few seconds:

do shell script "kill -9 `ps ax | grep 'coreaudio[a-d]' | awk '{print $1}'`" user name "USER" password "PASS" with administrator privileges

 

That's why I am still searching for ideal audio solution for me.

 

So, anyway.. Long story short:

Can you please send your IOAudioFamily.kext? ^_^

 

Edit: Also, which DSDT should I use? The one that you've provided or maybe that which is in archive with Mirone's AppleHDA?

 

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