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Compaq 10.5.2 Success Story


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I haven't posted much before but since I've gotten so much wonderful help from just

lurking I figure I'd give a little back. A bit of backstory. I bought a cheap AMD laptop

about a year ago and went through putting OSX86 on it the hard way (kext editing

file moving etc, etc). Enjoyed the heck outta it. Thing would never sleep right so it

was a bust as a laptop though. Sold it and just kinda followed the community here

over the months. Had a little extra cash and decided to give it a go again. Did a

little research here and there. Went out and bought a Compaq SR5310F elCheapo

machine from Staples for llike $350. I'm telling you, if you want an almost perfect

OSX86 experience out of the box get this machine and use the Kalyway 10.5.1

DVD release and the Kalyway 10.5.2 ComboUpdate. Everything that I have had

time to check out works perfectly. Just boot the DVD up. When you get to the first

OSX install screen, choose Disk Utility from the menu. Use one partition scheme

and GUID. Quit Disk Utility and when you get to the install screen choose "Customize",

and the only thing you have to change is the Soundcards_drivers. Choose the

"AZALIA_out" one. Then continue with the install. I even used Migration Assistant

to move all my stuff from my MacBook Pro (Mid June 2007 Santa Rosa LED Backlight)

to the Compaq. It all works. Everything. Blew me away. I've burned discs with Toast,

ripped discs, used ethernet extensively. Video is perfect. CI and QE are working

perfectly. Time Machine seems to be working. And the thing sleeps correctly too. If

any of this changes in the near future I'll post an update. I've owned many, many

Macs over the years (Plus, SE30, IIsi, iMac Lime, iBook Tangerine, PowerBook G3,

iBook G4, PowerMac G4 Cube, iMac G5 iSight and MacBook Pro) and this thing

is about as good. Not pretty, and not as streamlined to use but dude for the cash

you can't beat it! I need to put this in the Desktop HCL. Oh and one last thing. When

you finish the Kalyway 10.5.2 ComboUpdate and run Software update from the Apple

Menu all the updates work but DO NOT INSTALL the "Leopard Graphics Update"! It

will screw up your video. I haven't researched a work around yet but I imagine that

there is a fix out there somewhere.


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