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[GUIDE] 10.6.8 on a Dell Optiplex GX620

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Try the whole process again.  When you are finished installing 10.6.3, create a new profile...see the quoted post below.  Run Disk Utility to repair permissions once you have created a new profile.  Best of luck!



The processor is a Intel ® Pentium ® D Dual Core 2.80GHz. The installation went smoothly and it runs like a dream. It is very fast and has not had any issues.

I also installed on a GX620 with a 3.60GHz Pentium 4. That installation didn't go quite as smoothly. I had to use Nawcom's boot CD instead if #####. And when I had finished the initial installation and was doing the registration/set up process,there were problems. I was able to create a user account, but it froze up and I had to restart before the process was finished. Then it ran slowly, applications froze up often, it just wasn't running well. I was able to fix it by going to the system preferences/accounts and creating a new profile. I made the new account the admin and deleated the original account. It is running fantastically now.

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With help from guy named iFire, I managed to unpack kernel pkg, put it in root, and os booted ok - I had to unpack legacy_kernel, rename it to chocolate_kernel and put in root of filesystem.

Then i continued installation - ran legacy_kernel.pkg, which updated bootloader, installed audio and network kexts and now everything seems to work fine.


Just to make sure, i craeted new, and deleted old user.

iTunes seems to have some problems - it won't start after System Update, i will try to fix permissions and let you know.


This is my first meeting with Mac Os, and I like it so far. Thanks !

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Cerastez, are you still using this computer ?
I am liking this setup very much - it boots blazing fast, apps open fast etc.., BUT

I consider graphic performance bit slow - i can't watch youtube without stutter. Also when minimizing / maximizing app, it lags for a small moment and then squeezes into bottom tray.

Is it simmilar on your ? Or could i improve / tune something ?

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I'm using this computer right now. If want smooth youtube you have to watch movies via Quicktime using clicktoflash plugin. And yes this GMA card is not to fast so you shouldn't expect very smooth animations.

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@pabloscotty, i dont care about animations actually. But it basically ruins my experience, because it freezes for a "milisecond" everytime i minimize / maximize.

Is there any benchmark, so we could compare our systems, so i will know whether my system runs at it's max or not ?

Ps: i am running at 1920x1080 60hz

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How do you enable that driver ?

Also, is there any way to "unpatch" my DSDT ?

here you have driver: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2877328/AppleIntelGMA950.kext.zip

you have to install it with any kext installer found on internet. If you don't want to use DSTD just put the dsdt.aml to trash :)


here is my geekbench score:


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Hi, THANKS for this guide, I followed it and everything works like a charm, my only question is, my App Store WILL not connect. It says it cannot verify my system. I read around the forum and most people have stated it is because of the MAC address, setting the AppleScript shows right address in terminal, but network settings still shows all 0's... How can I fix this??

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