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Gateway GM5442 Working, With Caveats


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My sound is now working: 2 spkr through line output in rear and headphones in front, all I can test.


Okay- Gateway GM5442:


Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E4400 Dual Core Processor, both cores working;

Chipset: Intel 945G chipset, obviously working;

-Onboard Video: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - disabled;

Video Card: GeForce 7300 GT working, supported by install disc;

Integrated Audio: Sigmatel 9227 codec- working, see notes;

-Integrated Network: Intel 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN - disabled;

Network Card: Dlink DGE-530T- working, see notes;

Bluetooth: Ambicom BT2Usb dongle, working, supported by install disc.


1. Installed Kalyway 10.5.1 with EFI:

1A. Formatted a 120GB partition with Fat32 and labelled it OSX for ease of identification, using gparted from inside Ubuntu;

1B. At beginning of OSX install, used Disk Utility to erase the OSX partition and replace with HFS+ (case sensitive);

1C. Choose appropriate drivers and allow install to finish;

1D. At end of install, rebooted into OSX computer without network or sound.


2. Network setup:

2A. Downloaded Kext Helper b7 to thumb drive in Ubuntu (http://the-eckels.com/files/KextHelperb7.zip);

2B. Downloaded network card driver skge-e.kext (http://the-eckels.com/files/skge-e.kext.zip);

2C. Installed network card driver skge-e.kext by dragging skge-e.kext file onto Kext Helper b7, and rebooted. Configured network card following reboot.


3. Sound setup:

3A. Downloaded AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16 from Taruga (http://the-eckels.com/files/AppleHDAPatcher-v1.16.zip);

3B. Did own codec dump for sound card from Ubuntu Studio (http://the-eckels.com/files/sigmatel9227.zip);

3C. Installed sound driver by dragging sigmatel9227.txt onto AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16, patiently watching, and rebooting when appropriate.


4. Post install:

4A. Created post outlining hardware specs including computer model for easy searching by other newbies;

4B. Donated to Taruga and Kalyway, as I'm able to do this only because of their hard work;

4C. Started saving for Apple retail copy of OSX in order to "get right." Mostly right.

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