HackBook Running Mac OS X 10.5.6

December 15th, 2008

Apple / Mac, Leopard, OS X Updates

Note: You can fix all your broken hardware that results from this update with this handy guide.

It looks like another release of our favorite Operating System is out: Mac OS X 10.5.6. Has anyone tried to upgrade yet from 10.5.5 (Kalyway)? I’m hitting the update button now. Wish me luck!

UPDATE!

Downloaded fine but the installer stuck at 61% — screen frozen solid. After a reboot, a whole bag of errors (not hurt) has entered my computer. It appears to be completely toasted. I’m going to start the recovery process and I’ll update this post with more information.

For those of you who don’t want to reinstalll, check out this URL for more detailed information on why 10.5.6 kills your computer and how you can safely upgrade. *READ IT BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO UPGRADE* http://netkas.org/?p=78

UPDATE (AGAIN)!

I’m back on 10.5.5. Funny thing is I ended up downloading my own files from this site because I couldn’t locate my Dell 1525 “Goodies” DVD. I’m going to make a better (Read: real) backup of my system before playing with 10.5.6 again (Thanks, Dave).

Has anyone successfully upgraded to 10.5.6? Post your story/instructions here!

UPDATE (YET AGAIN)!

Dave Wolf saves the day, and here is his comment on upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5.6:

Wolfer said,

December 16, 2008

UPGRADING TO 10.5.6

(Richard and I talked last night about upgrading to 10.5.6; I did some testing. I’m posting this to both the 10.5.5 thread and the Tutorial thread. Richard. . . Maybe a new thread for this one is in order. You’ll see what I mean when you check out the below.)

Richard tried a stock install of 10.5.6 straight from the Software Update app. Well, as suspected, this didn’t turn out to well. Update froze, wouldn’t boot, etc. He needed to re-install; there might have been other ways to correct, but he determined re-installing would be the quickest way to get back up and running. Backups (as I discussed in the Tutorial thread) are ESSENTIAL when doing 10.5.x upgrades! You HAVE to play with these things on volumes that ARE NOT your primary volume. At least, I can’t. I use the machine for daily work it’s so stable anymore.

Anyway. . . My testing. . .

I got 10.5.6 up and running. I’ll post more below on how I got there. But, let me tell you what you’ll loose and need to mess with in order to get back and working after you have 10.5.6 on there and booting.

1) Audio will be gone. Needs restored from prior 10.5.5 kexts.
2) Wireless will be gone. Needs patched with the Broadcom patcher again.
3) USB will be running at 11Mb. Needs patched with multiple USB kexts.
4) PS/2 support will be gone. So, no laptop mouse and keyboard; needs kexts.
5) Time Machine will be broken, requiring tweaking of a plist file as it wants to see a NIC.

And this was just what I noticed in playing with the booted OS for about 20 minutes before I hit the sack last night. My thoughts. . . If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… YET. There is a ton of f#%k-with that needs done to even install the update successfully, and then once at 10.5.6 there’s a ton more, of which I haven’t even dove into yet, although I’m sure it can all be corrected. But, based on the release notes from Apple, I don’t see this update as needing to be applied IMMEDIATELY:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3194

There’s nothing tremendously necessary in this update. At least for me there’s not. That said, I am going to head to it for the fun of it. I’m a masochist like that. ;)

So, if you want to get to the totally broken state I listed above, here’s the steps. These are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to install the update successfully. I’ll post more on how to correct all that’s broken later, or someone else can along with me.

Steps to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 (Remember, best practice this one on a backup OS, not your running/working volume):

1) Head to http://pcwizcomputer.com/blog/?p=503 and download all 3 of the new tools.
2) You’ll need to update to the latest Chameleon. You can do so with our Chameleon update guide.
3) Grab DSDT Patcher and make yourself a dsdt.aml file for your specific machine and place it in the root of the install volume. Alternatively, if you are using an Insprion 1525, you can use this one.
4) You’ll find a new directory called /UOIBackup or something like that (created by the Universal Installer). It will contain 3 kext files. These are the defensive kexts that are used with a Boot-132 install. Me, I installed these kexts last go-round with 10.5.5. So, I had them already installed. One was updated from what I had installed, but anyway, use KextHelper or whatever kext installer you use and install them to your Extensions folder. Kill your extensions cache after installing them (a.k.a. Tag Cache Rebuild in Kext Helper) and repair permissions.

At this point, you’re ready to reboot with the new bootloader/EFI, the dsdt.aml in use, and the defensive kexts loading up still at 10.5.5. So, reboot, watch the new stuff, and get back into 10.5.5. Everything should still be as it was at this point.

You can now load 10.5.6 from the here. Just be aware of what you’ll run into after a couple of reboots. You’ll get into the OS, but most of all your devices will be broken at least for now.

Stay tuned. . . I’ll have more to come regarding getting a broken 10.5.6 install actually working in a bit. In the meantime, READ, READ, and READ everything related to all the links I listed above, including any readmes or instructions that are included with the packages. They’ll help you understand the whole process a lot better than I detailed it.

Dave

https://www.dailyblogged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dsdtaml-for-os-x.zip
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283 Responses to “HackBook Running Mac OS X 10.5.6”

  1. Joshua

    Thanks! I did that and I am going to pick up some thermal paste tomorrow. Thanks for your help!

  2. Joshua

    It has been getting so hot it shuts off. Do you know of any kexts that might have anything to do with this. I remember there were a couple that had to do with the cooling down the temperature, but I didn’t look into them. Would any of those help?

  3. Joshua

    Hey Thomas, I have a question. I am running 10.5.6 and I do a LOT of iMovie work. I just started noticing that when I export it raises my CPU temp 20 degrees! When I hit cancel it drops down! I have no idea but the last time I checked it was at 190 degrees F! Thanks for your help!

    • Thomas

      The reason it jumps is because the processor has a heavier load and more processing = more energy = more heat. Regardless, 190 degrees is quite high (my processor idles at about 118). Try reapplying the thermal paste to your processor and it should bring the temperature down substantially.

  4. Neal

    Have finally updated to 10.5.6, but think the dell 1525 update pick is no longer on mediafire, would anybody have this as am having trouble getting the keyboard on my laptop to work. Everything else I have got to work but the keyboard….currently got a usb one plugged in.

    Thanks
    Neal

  5. B Unit

    Hey Thomas, I have the 1525 running. I have installed Win7 and OSX 10.5.6 using the last XxX release. I installed Win7 first, then OSX. I then repaired Win7, and attempted to add Mac OSX to the Vista bootloader. I am able to add it to the list, but when I select OSX it stops at the grub> prompt. Am I forgetting a last step somewhere?

    Thanks,
    B

    • Thomas

      Assuming that you meant Chameleon (instead of grub), this is ok because both Chameleon and the Vista/7 Bootloader are installed. If you don’t like seeing the Chameleon Bootloader then try setting the timeout to 0 in com.apple.boot.plist and it should automatically load OS X after selecting it from the 7 bootloader.

  6. B Unit

    I replaced the LCD on it today :) just waiting for the new HD delivered on Monday. Its a 160 gig so I’m thinking 100GB to win7 and the rest for OS X…I wish I had the model with the camera/mic -_-

    I’ll need to install Leopard before installing Snow Leopard, right?

  7. B Unit

    Thanks for all this info. I just picked up a Insp 1525 with a cracked LCD for cheap from a friend. Once I replace the screen I’m setting up a dual boot win7/mac os x. Can’t wait!!

    • Thomas

      When you get the laptop up and running, check out this guide to install Snow Leopard. Also, stay tuned for a Windows 7/Snow Leopard dual boot guide in the coming weeks.

  8. Thomas

    Now that you are on 10.5.5 and its working good, once again try the 10.5.7 combo update and see how it works for you. Once again, remember to backup first.

  9. Neal

    Files you will need:
    1. Universal OSx86 Installer as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
    2. DSDT Patcher GUI as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=48
    3. Dell Post Installer as found at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966 (scroll to the bottom of the first post to get the latest version)
    4. Kext update package as found at http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda (original link posted by Chris so all credit goes out to him)

    Instructions to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6:
    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer
    2. Select “apply kext package”
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12″
    4. Click Install
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
    7. Select Run
    8. Reboot Computer
    9. Install 10.5.6 Delta Update
    10. Click restart but then plug in keyboard/mouse while rebooting
    11. Log in as usual
    12. Open “Dell_1525-10.5.6_Update_Pack” folder
    13. Install all files except ApplePS2Trackpad (pointless install unless you use the scrolling
    14. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer
    15. Install Sigmatel 9228 fix and SD Card Reader
    16. Repair Permissions
    17. Restart computer and remove usb keyboard/mouse

    Thomas – I am upto 10.5.5 with a little bit of playiing (still no joy on the question mark the back slash works but not question mark)

    Can you point me in the direction of the Delta update, I have downloaded one but it doesnt appear to work when I follow the instruction above, had to step back to 10.5.5. It won’t boot, goes through chameleon, gives me the apple and then its goes bacl and dies.

    Any ideas – sorry to be a pain

  10. Thomas

    10.5.7 is rumored to be released in the very near future so it could very well be Friday. When it is released though, we will be putting up an updated guide on installing 10.5.7 (much like the original tutorial only updated)

  11. Cristian

    I’ve read some speculations today on Maclife.com claiming that 10.5.7 is to be released this Friday. Have you got any other updates on this?
    have a nice day!

  12. Thomas

    All is working now with the Voodoo kernel, no?

  13. nickstobie

    ive tried a couple installs but still no luck… any suggestions on what exactly to install?

  14. Genaro Bonilla

    Nick you should be able to boot with “-x -f” on first boot and it will bypass having to use clamshell.

  15. Richard

    nickstobie,

    Clamshell display shouldn’t be dependent on your power source to function. This means that even while plugged in, your computer should sleep/wake just fine. My laptop is almost never unplugged and I use clamshell to sleep my computer when I’m away from it, or it’s in the bag. It seems like there’s a problem with the kernel you selected that doesn’t allow your computer to sleep.

    Without knowing much more about it, I’d start there by selecting different installation options (kernels/kexts). It only takes about 10 minutes to install a fresh copy of Mac OS X on my laptop, so you should have a working setup soon by finding out what works and doesn’t by some trial and error.

  16. nickstobie

    hey richard. so i have a little problem. i recently decided to reinstall os x as a fresh install. when i erased my hard drive and reinstalled, my battery began to drain. by the time i had to put my computer to sleep the battery had died. i went to plug it in and it would not charge. i researched this and discovered that the problem was with my motherboard and it cant be repaired for a cheap price. thomas has been trying to help me with this but we cant really seem to find a solution. i have ipc and xxx 10.5.6 disks. when i install, i install the clamshell and many other of the necessary kexts. when it comes time to put my laptop to sleep, i close the lid then open it, but instead of the computer waking up to the set up screen, it restarts. is there any way to install os x without the computer being unplugged? i hope sop because windows sucks! i might have to buy a real mac! (what a waste)

  17. mbebop

    glad to hear some people are finding this useful. again, the goal is to get some feedback from you guys regarding which of these kext’s you’re using to get your 1525 running top notch (or not using, superfluous ones should probably be scratched off the list), a more detailed description of what exactly they do (understanding the workings of the system is more useful to me personally than a walk through of how to get a working install), and eventually, if we feel like being SUPER helpful, links to where you can get the most up to date versions of these drivers.

    If we do this, we may be able to submit a kext package (mkext or whatever needs to be compiled) for the Inspiron 1525 to be used with the UI installer, which would make a first time leo 10.5.6 install, or reinstall, for that matter, virtually effortless. This would reduce the need for walkthroughs for the 1525 (at least until 10.5.7), making it easy for those who just want an installation to get one running fast, without having to ask tons of questions; and, if we document everything as well as I’d like, will aid those who actually want to learn about how everything works so they can focus more on making the install work better.

  18. Thomas

    Its not tl;dr at all. In fact, its actually vu;tsm (very useful; thanks so much)

  19. steve0suprem0

    tl;dr=too long; didn’t read.

  20. Thomas

    mbebop- Thank you very much for that. This guide will really be useful for those newbies who might not be sure how to get a certain feature/function working. Do you mind if I ask what TL;DR is though

  21. mbebop

    its been awhile gentlemen,

    today I have more of a request. The following is a list of all the 3rd party/modded kexts I’m currently running on my system (Dell Inspiron 1525, Leo 10.5.6). These are also backed up to an external, so if anyone wants them, really just ask. I didn’t create any of these, but (sorry) credits are mostly absent. I’ve compiled it to help me remember what’s important, and what everything does through numerous reinstalls. But the descriptors are vague/incomplete/inaccurate for some entries, and I would really like some help revitalizing and finalizing the list. This might also help some newbies joining the scene, but its mostly for my understanding of how everything works in preparation for building an OSX ready desktop. Anyway, here:

    IO80211Family.kext>>>>> patched WiFi driver, tested 10.5.6

    AppleYukon2.kext>>>>> fixes wired ethernet port (finally!), tested 10.5.6

    AppleHDA.kext>>>>> fixes audio-working internal mic, headphones, mute. May need to delete ALCInject.kext and AppleAzila.kext, or rerun patcher. Requires HDAEnabler.kext, tested 10.5.6

    HDAEnabler.kext>>>>> enables audio kext and displays audio information in “about this mac”, tested 10.5.6

    AppleACPIPlatform.kext>>>>> has to do with battery meter and keyboard/trackpad, tested 10.5.6

    AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext>>>>> displays hardware information in “about this mac”, tested 10.5.6

    AppleSMBIOS.kext>>>>> displays additional hardware info in “about this mac”, tested 10.5.6

    IONetworkingFamily.kext>>>>> fixes time machine, tested 10.5.6

    IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext>>>>> fixes SD Card Reader! tested 10.5.6

    PowerManagement.bundle>>>>> fixes battery meter, tested 10.5.6
    *****note: must be installed to /Leopard/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/*****

    Disabler.kext and AppleDecrypt.kext (safe updates)>>>>> blocks installation of AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, allowing for safe updates, tested 10.5.6

    VoodooUSBEHCI.kext and IOUSBFamily.kext>>>>> fixes sleep! either follow instructions to mod IOUSBFamily.kext or just install the included one, tested 10.5.6

    ClamshellDisplay.kext>>>>> enables sleep when lid is closed, tested 10.5.6

    All kext in USB folder>>>>> something to do with the USB/PS2. Most of these are built into the IOUSBFamily.kext, tested 10.5.6

    Superhai mods>>>>> voodoo speedstep, better battery management, and sleep fix, tested 10.5.6

    dsdt.aml>>>>> place in root, enables normal display boot without sleep trick, tested 10.5.6

    Thanks in advance, hopefully this isn’t TL;DR

  22. Thomas

    The best program for burning anything on a Mac is Toast Titanium 10. Nuff said.

  23. Jacob

    Cheers
    What a program thatll burn as image to disk on mac, or better yet, the best program?

  24. Thomas

    Short answer, yes.

  25. Jacob

    I have a noob question, the xXx version of 10.5.6 is in numerous smaller parts. Will stuffit expander/winrar just make the one iso file out of it?

  26. Zulu

    Ever since I upgraded to 10.5.6 I get getting my windows smb file shares disconnected after a while. They work fine after a reboot, and then at some point they stop working. The network is fine and I can actually RDP to the windows machine, but mapping drives does not work unless I reboot again.

    Anyone having the same issue? Any ideas on a fix or a work around?

    Thanks.

  27. Nick Stobie

    I finally got my dual boot working with the new chameleon all thanks to thomas. It took a little while but all and all it went pretty well. everythings running perfectly! thanks thomas

  28. Thomas

    Glad to hear its working for you! Now check out some of the other posts on the site so that you can get networking, audio, etc. working if you havent already.

  29. Sebasti√°n

    Btw, here’s an screenshot of my hackbook, and I don’t know if it’s capable to mirror the screen with the VGA port… anyway, here’s it, thanks again for the help =)

    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3250/picture1fsg.png

  30. Sebasti√°n

    Got it, mate… Installed iPC Mac OS X 10.5.6 distro without selecting X3100 as video card, and it’s like i was running an original mac, no need of sleep tricks or stuff, even I can play games without install any third party program, I recommend it. Thanks Thomas for the help :)

  31. Thomas

    Alright, but I just want to let you know that there are a lot of uploads of vista that do not activate properly. Send me an email at tompic823@aol.com or IM me at tompic823 so I can double check that you’re downloading a clean copy thats going to activate.

  32. Nick Stobie

    Okay thanks. I got it all partitioned and formatted now I’m just waiting for Vista iso to finish downloading. I already had an XP disk ready but I need some floppy disk thing so I’ just going to install Vista. Thanks.

  33. Thomas

    To disable journaling you need to open disk utility, select your Mac partition, hold down the windows key and while holding it down select File from the menu bar. The select “Disable Journaling”. This should then disable journaling on your partition.

  34. Nick Stobie

    Okay sorry for asking so many questions but how do I disable journaling?

  35. Thomas

    Nick- Richard answered this question for you already. Refer to several posts above. You need to disable Journaling and then boot the GParted live cd to resize it. Currently there is no other way on a hackintosh because it is not able to boot mac disks which are able to shrink mac HFS partitions. Richard and I have taken a personal interest into this issue though so we are trying the best we can to get mac disks to boot because the standard boot-132 method does not work on our hackintoshes.

  36. Nick Stobie

    Hey. I was wondering if there was a way for me to dual boot Leopard and Windows with Leopard already installed on a partition that takes up my entire drive. Is there a way for me to partition this without losing all of my data?

  37. Nick Stobie

    It didn’t work. Any other solutions?

  38. Nick Stobie

    Oh and also for some reason my battery meter has disappeared from the menu bar and I can’t get it back. I’ve tried reinstalling the kexts and stuff but it’s not working. Theres a small empty space where the battery meter should be and it says no batteries available.

  39. Nick Stobie

    Okay sounds good. But i have something like 210 gb of free space I don’t wee why apple doesn’t let you partition that free space without erasing all of the data on the disk.

  40. Richard

    If the partition (Mac) is the full size of the disc, you have to disable journaling on your file system, then use Gparted Live CD to shrink your HFS+ partition, and use the free space to create a NTFS partition to install Vista on. Then you’ll need to re-install your bootloader or modify the Vista bootloader (chain0) to boot Mac from the Windows bootloader.

    It sounds complicated because it is. I’m going to write a guilde on how to dual boot when you’ve used all your hard drive space to install Mac. I just haven’t gotten to it yet.

  41. Nick Stobie

    Hey everyone. I was just wondering how I can get my computer to dual boot Windows. I already have Mac OS X XxX 10.5.6 installed on one partition. How can I install Windows without erasing that entire partition? Is it possible?

  42. Thomas

    t seems like you took the proper preparations before installing the update. You all tried multiple times so it definitely wasn’t the update either. I wouldn’t be able to exactly pin-point the issue with a little more knowledge of the problem. Fortunately, the 10.5.6 update is unnecessary to run on your own. You can just download and install either XxX or iPC which are the newest releases of the OSX86 installers and they install with 10.5.6 so no updating has to be done. Both “XxX Rev1” and “iPC Unviersal PPF5” can be found at the bay of thieves. Good luck and feel free to write back if you have any other issues at all.

  43. Sebastian

    Hello all, well… I have some kind of problem updating my Dell Inspiron 1525 (it’s the same as the blog’s owner, I think) to 10.5.6…

    I’ve tried both Wolfer’s Instructions and Thomas Piccirello (since Chris’s ones didn’t work with some guys out there) . I’ve read almost all the topic (a LOT) and I don’t know what the hell to do, could you help me, please?

    Step by Step:

    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer: Done
    2. Select “apply kext package” : Done
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12″ : Done
    4. Click Install : Done
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI: Done
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”: Done
    7. Select Run: Done
    8. Reboot Computer : Done (I’ll explain something below this)
    9: Install Delta update…

    There’s the problem, I don’t know if I had to boot with flags or not, so I didn’t use them. I booted with the apple at the middle (and before I saw something about Chameleon, then I though it was working (the new booting stuff)… So, I woke the display and began the setup, and half the installation, boom: kernel panic (Please reboot your laptop pressing the button… bla bla bla)…

    Is there anything I did wrong? Because this is the second time I try to update my laptop… what happened with Wolfer’s Instructions?… Well, I made the same besides the DSDT patcher, ’cause I used the command line version (it’s supposed to be the same, isn’t it?). I booted and the Installation was complete, I had no keyboard, touchpad, etc. I connected a mouse and a keyboard, installed the kexts… all that stuff, it was going GOOD… I just rebooted with “-v -f” and then… boom: kernel panic, never got it started again.

    At this moment I’m standing at 10.5.5 (formated for the third time… damn xD)… following the guides you’ve previously put here (it’s more easier now xD)

    Well, I’d really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance, and sorry about my English… I’m Chilean xD

    Just in case, i leave my e-mail here: smarin.pavez@gmail.com

  44. Richard

    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H

  45. Thomas

    wolfer- I would like to get in contact with you. I know Richard is trying to and I would also like to speak to you over IM. My screenname is tompic823 and ill be on for the rest on the night so just send me an IM.

  46. Thomas

    I have an Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7580A

  47. Wolfer

    So… Richard/Thomas,

    What is your drive branded as when hitting the ‘Eject’ icon on the menu bar?

    — Dave

  48. Thomas

    Yeah, I don’t think mine does that either. Maybe it depends on which one you have and its compatibility with OS X.

  49. Richard

    Mine doesn’t. No ghosts in the machine.

  50. Alex

    Mine does that too. I have no idea why.

  51. Wolfer

    Richard et al,

    Any of you have your optical drive (of whatever brand — TSST, HL-DL-ST GSA-T21N, etc.) in your 1525, repeatedly fire up, blink its LED a couple of times, and then quiet down — about every once or twice every hour I would “guess?”

    There’s absolutely no problem with the drive, or the fact that it does this (as far as I can tell). I can read/burn any damn media format I want with no issues, so again, the “issue” doesn’t really concern or bug me.

    I’m just wondering if ANYONE out there in the 1525 community has seen the same and/or looked into why it might be happening? Seems the drive just likes to make sure it’s there every now and then. I never really timed the freq. between events or how often they happen. I just hear a slight noise from the right of ‘top and watch the desk glow green a couple of times and keep on keeping on with what I’m doing.

    Anyone every see the same?

    ‘Presh.

    — Dave

  52. Thomas

    Zulu- This is the same fix that his been up on the site (actually espressoreport.com for you old timers) for nearly 6 months now.Its in the instructions under the 10.5.6 post.

  53. Bryce

    So for some reason on my 2 recent installs, Disk Utility dosent work, the icon shows up for a second then it closes. I have all the updates on 10.5.6 and i went from kalyway 10.5.2,

    Also whats the deal with games and resolution changes, it looked like their was a solution of sorts.

  54. Thomas

    A16 was released in either October or November so maybe, maybe not.

  55. Richard

    I want to say my laptop came with A16 and I bought my laptop about 6 months ago. Not sure though — I don’t want to reboot right now to find out but I’m pretty sure it’s A16. Could be wrong though.

  56. Thomas

    Thanks for reminding of the updates guys. Apparently BIOS Revision A16 was released a couple months back so I guess I have to reinstall windows and all that shit :-(

  57. Richard

    Great! You should toss us a link to the Dell 1525 updates page on dell.com.

  58. Hax

    Just took the plunge and updated the firmware on my Tsst drive. Got the file from the dell website, and so far it looks like that solved my problems with burning in mac os. Done a few tests already and it’s working pretty good.

  59. Richard

    Weird. I’ve never had problems with my CD/DVD-ROM drive on my Inspiron 1525. The drive does make an interesting noise when you wake the computer up, but other than that it has burned and burned without failing me.

  60. Thomas Piccirello

    I am not sure exactly what DVD burner I have but if the one you listed is the one that comes with the Inspiron 1525 then yes, I do have problems burning with it.

  61. Hax

    Has anyone else had problems with getting their tsstcorp l632h dvd burner to burn dvd’s with out failing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  62. Richard

    The new updates to AirPort as of this morning (March 9th, 2009) work great. After updating and rebooting, go ahead and re-run the Broadcom-Script and reboot again — you’ll be back online in no time.

  63. Cristian

    Hi guys,
    Would anyone help me with an info of how can I install vanilla kernel package over my Kalyway 10.5.6. My current kernel shown on “about my mac” is Darwin 9.6.0. Where can I download a vanilla package from?
    Thanks a lot.
    Cristian

  64. Cristian

    It seems there is a solution for missing trackpad in pref pane for 10.5.6. And I suppose most of you knew about that from insanely forum. For those who didn’t , here is where the solution can be downloaded http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?fxmezuyejmf. It’s actually a replacement of prefpane from 10.5.5 but it seems to work good for my Inspiron 1525.

  65. Thomas Piccirello

    SamiOk I installed Chameleon v12 and DSDT patch, but I almost screw my install with messing the x3100 kexts so I decided to stay with hot corner trick and clamshell lid, I’m tired of doing fresh installations.
    The bootloader is now the way I want and I get rid off the errors. But I didn’t quite get about the Time machine. Do I have to install leopard and then restore backup using Time Machine? And does the Speedstep works on 10.5.6 cause my battery is running low fast not like when I was on 10.5.5?

    I upgraded from kalyway 10.5.2 to 10.5.6 and my speedstep still works.

  66. gbonilla

    Cristian@Wolfer
    Dave,
    Seems not to work for me. I closely followed these steps installed AppleHDA.kext AND the latest HDAEnabler.kext and removed ACLInject.kext (from system/library/extenisons – am I wrong?)
    Again I got mic but lost output sound. I will stay away from this as no improvement succeeded so far
    Anyway , thanks for your time, Dave.
    Cristian

    Christian you much remove AppleAzalia.kext and ALCInject.kext.

  67. Wolfer

    @Cristian

    You visit System Preferences and check your ‘Sound’ options?

  68. Sami

    Ok I installed Chameleon v12 and DSDT patch, but I almost screw my install with messing the x3100 kexts so I decided to stay with hot corner trick and clamshell lid, I’m tired of doing fresh installations.
    The bootloader is now the way I want and I get rid off the errors. But I didn’t quite get about the Time machine. Do I have to install leopard and then restore backup using Time Machine? And does the Speedstep works on 10.5.6 cause my battery is running low fast not like when I was on 10.5.5?

  69. Richard

    This setup is smokin’ hot! XxX for the win here. It’s about 4 AM and I’m so bored, I decided to download and run Geekbench (http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/). I came out with a score of 2415 on a fresh boot with no other applications running.

    Here’s what that compares to:

    Mac Pro (Desktop) – Intel Xeon 5130 2.0 GHz (4 cores) – 3847
    MacBook Pro – Intel T2500 2.0 GHz (2 cores) – 2444
    MacBook Air – Intel Core 2 Duo L9400 1.86 GHz (2 cores) – 2382
    PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5 GHz) – (1 core) – 851

    I can live with that. :-)

  70. Cristian

    @Wolfer
    Dave,
    Seems not to work for me. I closely followed these steps installed AppleHDA.kext AND the latest HDAEnabler.kext and removed ACLInject.kext (from system/library/extenisons – am I wrong?)
    Again I got mic but lost output sound. I will stay away from this as no improvement succeeded so far
    Anyway , thanks for your time, Dave.
    Cristian

  71. Wolfer

    @Sami

    There’s no problem with v.12 of Chameleon; follow the instructions above to correct the sleepimage and all sleep related issues. After following those steps, all will be well. It’s easy and quick. Also, after loading Chameleon v.12, you can patch your DSDT and fix the black screen/sleep issues. The screen will remain on throughout the boot process. So, in order words, UPGRADE CHAMELEON! With the new version of Chameleon coming soon, it’s soon to become the defacto bootloader anyway, so why fight the powers that be?!

    As far as a restore from TimeMachine, you will still need to reload Chameleon (the bootloader) onto the restored drive when the restore is complete or you will always have the boot0: error (if TimeMachine is used). Period. Same is the case with ANY Mac backup program. It’s best that you have an external USB drive that boots (press F12 to boot from USB when powering up the Dell), has a full install/backup, etc. that you can boot from to reload bootloaders, etc. to other restored volumes.

    Also, if you have two paritions, you MUST tell OS X which to boot from by specifying the disk/partition in the com.apple.Boot.plist or you will always have a menu asking you which you want to boot.

    See: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tips_And_Tricks&printable=yes#Messing_with_the_boot_options

    Either way, all your issues are easily corrected, and ALL have been discussed in this thread. I suggest (seriously, no offense) that you re-read a lot of what has been written in this thread as it will tell you how to correct your display, tell you how to backup/restore correctly, and with the above link, tell you how to automate your boot, allowing you to auto-boot from the correct OS X install partition. I could not post the “exact” code for the plist as brackets aren’t allowed in the posts, so reference that link above for booting the correct partition.

    Basically, everything you need to correct has been talked about in this thread along with the solutions to correct them.

    Good luck. Let us all know if you iron everything out. But, please take the time to find your open issues in the topics above, and step by step, correct them. Everything’s up there. . . in simple, easy to understand prose, showing you exactly how to attack them.

    — Dave

  72. Sami

    I have two partitions – one which is leopard installed and one for other stuff (music, movies, etc.)
    and I’m sick of reinstalling every time, and this time I’m very careful what i do to not screw this install cause for now everything is great. I’ve got everything I need (don’t use HDMI or modem), but just this boot and the black screen are the thing I want to fix and then I’ll leave the system folder to rest until some save update to new version.

    And for the time machine can I use the other partitions for backup and then if something happen to restore from it or it has to be external HD cause when I try to restore it from the other partition i got boot0: error?

  73. Sami

    If I remember on chameleon v12 there was issue with sleep image and hibernation error on boot and on v11 I don’t have them, so if I install v12 will I lose my sleep?

    @ Thomas
    Thomas can I ask you to post a instructions how to fix the black screen on boot cause I’m getting a little bit confused, and you make nice simple instruction how to be done. Thank you in advance

  74. Wolfer

    Wolfer@Sami

    Sami, sorry, but I didn’t think about this before when answering your question about booting… Do you have multiple partitions on the OS X boot drive? If so, you can still install the new bootloader and then add some lines to your com.apple.Boot.plist file to achieve the result you are looking for.

    To set Darwin to boot from a particular partition, add:


    Kernel Flags
    rd=diskXsY

    Where X is your hard drive number and Y is the partition number (BSD naming scheme). If you are unsure about the rd value open Aplications>Utilities>Disk Utiliy, click on the partition with OS X installed and click on info, the right “rd” value is the value from “Disk Identifier.”

    For example, rd=disk1s3 would boot from the 3rd primary partition of the second disk. Disk indexing starts at 0 in BSD.

    This page has some more info: http://neonkoala.co.uk/content/view/33/34

    You should install the new Chameleon v.12, set the timeout to NULL (as in, don’t check it), AND add the kernel flags to your com.apple.Boot.plist file, specifying the correct partition to boot from.

    Some combo of all of this should lead you to the result you are looking for… Let me know if all of this gets your bootloader/OS working as you want it to.

    — Dave

  75. Wolfer

    @Sami

    Sami, sorry, but I didn’t think about this before when answering your question about booting… Do you have multiple partitions on the OS X boot drive? If so, you can still install the new bootloader and then add some lines to your com.apple.Boot.plist file to achieve the result you are looking for.

    To set Darwin to boot from a particular partition, add:

    Kernel Flags
    rd=diskXsY

    Where X is your hard drive number and Y is the partition number (BSD naming scheme). If you are unsure about the rd value open Aplications>Utilities>Disk Utiliy, click on the partition with OS X installed and click on info, the right “rd” value is the value from “Disk Identifier.”

    For example, rd=disk1s3 would boot from the 3rd primary partition of the second disk. Disk indexing starts at 0 in BSD.

    This page has some more info: http://neonkoala.co.uk/content/view/33/34

    You should install the new Chameleon v.12, set the timeout to NULL (as in, don’t check it), AND add the kernel flags to your com.apple.Boot.plist file, specifying the correct partition to boot from.

    Some combo of all of this should lead you to the result you are looking for… Let me know if all of this gets your bootloader/OS working as you want it to.

    — Dave

  76. Wolfer

    @Sami

    Sami,

    Just go download PCWiz’s Universal OSx86 Installer – http://pcwizcomputer.com/blog/?cat=3

    You can uncheck everything and hit install. This will mod the bootloader/com.apple.Boot.plist so there is no timeout or prompts at all (or, put a number of seconds in the timer field). The OS will just boot without any intervention. It’s a good tool to have around anyhow for loading bootloaders to ANY backup made of you Hackintosh — whether backed-up with TimeMachine, Carbon Copy, or Super Duper.

    And, in fact, I think XxX is using v.11 of Chameleon, so you might want to install both the bootloader AND set the prompt to a number of seconds or leave blank for instant boot (this will update your Chameleon version). If you need to enter flags or boot into single-user — even with no prompt — you can always still do that by hitting CTRL when booting. This will bring the prompt back.

    — Dave

  77. Wolfer

    @Cristian

    Cristian,

    Just follow gbonilla’s instructions on this thread for audio. . .

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=141033

    You need to remove ACLInjext.kext, install gbon’s latest AppleHDA.kext AND the latest HDAEnabler.kext and you should be all good. Just MAKE SURE to go to Sys Prefs and check ‘Sound’. Sounds like all you need to do is ensure that things are properly selected for internal output and input. I’m using his stuff with Audio Hijack Pro to boost the gain, add some filtering, etc. a bit since the 1525’s laptop speakers aren’t the greatest and everything is working like a champ!

  78. Sami

    I’l type it again it makes some symbol to disappear:

    (?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?)
    (!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”)
    (plist version=”1.0″)
    (dict)
    (key)Timeout(/key)
    (string)(/string)
    (key)Kernel(/key)
    (string)mach_kernel(/string)
    (key)Kernel Flags(/key)
    (string)(/string)
    (key)SMbiosversion(/key)
    (string)MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.080209154(/string)
    (key)SMmanufacter(/key)
    (string)Apple Inc.(/string)
    (key)SMproductname(/key)
    (string)MacPro3,1(/string)
    (key)SMsystemversion(/key)
    (string)1.0(/string)
    (key)SMserial(/key)
    (string)SECRETSERIAL(/string)

    (/dict)
    (/plist)

  79. Sami

    This 10.5.6 is awesome thanks to the safari 4. I got running it using xXx 10.5.6 and everything is flawless. Even the ethernet is working now. But there is something that annoy me and that is the bootloader. When I was on Kalyway there was a timer but now when I boot it show me my partitions like i was hit something on when on timer and have to boot with options. Is it possible to make it load automatically like in kalyway? I checked the boot.plist but I couldn’t understand what and where to type something to make it boot automatically. Here is what in there:

    Timeout

    Kernel
    mach_kernel
    Kernel Flags

    SMbiosversion
    MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.080209154
    SMmanufacter
    Apple Inc.
    SMproductname
    MacPro3,1
    SMsystemversion
    1.0
    SMserial
    SECRETSERIAL

    and I use chamelion 1.0.1.

  80. Cristian

    @Wolfer
    DAVE,
    I can also report succes on Yukon ethernet working after installed the kext provided by mwgdrwg. Thank you very much. It is a real big step ahead for 1525 community.
    .
    By the way, Dave, How did you manage to have both internal mic and external sound working because whenever I installed the kexts I have mic enabled (working fine) but no sound at all. Then reinstalled the Codec 1525 provided by Richard, sound seems to get back but no internal mic. I couldn’t have both working although I removed ACLINJECT.KEXT. Any suggestion?
    Thanks
    Cristian

  81. mbebop

    mwgdrwghi folks go to this thread on insanleymac:-http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=155935&st=0#entry1097329

    to try out a Marvell Yukon 2 88E8040 fast ethernet kext that seems to be working fine on my inspiron (10.5.6)(though it does seem to boot slower). :)

    sir, I award you 10 internets. holy shit. will check on the S-video, I think I have one lying around.

  82. Sami

    I have question about TimeMachine. I made a backup on my hard drive but on other partition and when I restore it on reboot it gave me boot0: error. Is it cause I use the same hard drive? Or something is wrong with it on Kalyway. I’m on 10.5.5 updated from kalyway 10.5.2.

  83. Thomas Piccirello

    @Wolfer – There is also the issue of S-video. I purchased an S-video adapter because ebay gave me a $2 coupon and it cost like $1.50 so I figured might as well try it otu. As soon as I receive it I will let you know if S-video works although does anyone already know off the top of their head if it does work or not.

  84. Wolfer

    @mwgdrwg

    WOW! mwgdrwg, what can I say?!?! Thanks for the tip! Having the internal Marvell Yukon 2 88E8040 up and running with the AppleYukon2.kext is just a monumental leap for the 1525 community! No more little USB dongle NIC to have to tote around! Works great! Loaded kext, changed service order in Sys Prefs and off to the races we go! Copied over about 4.5GB of data in 10 mins. or so. Fantastic!

    With this knocked out — FINALLY — all that is left is a modem (Who needs it!?!) and the HDMI on the X3100 (Would be nice, but not essential either…), there’s not much in regards to the 1525 that’s left to enable and get working. Sure, the few left would be nice, but this pretty much completes things for me.

    Thanks again for the pointing!

    — Dave

  85. Geoff

    The new ethernet driver installed and worked flawlessly on my Inspiron 1525 running xXx 10.5.6. Total props to the genius who got this working.

  86. Thomas Piccirello

    @mwgdrwg – Do you mean to say that your ethernet is working.. and btw I will try it out and let you all know.

  87. Sami

    OK!! This trick do something I have downloaded the updates that come in 10.5.6 the security and java update. Everything went fine, then I installed Safari 4 and I run it but it crashed when I press the top site button and when I add new tab from the plus in the upper corner or from the menu, so i guess this is because I’m on 10.5.5. I don’t know what bugs does it have but I don’t think that I the things which make it crash are not normal bugs. Anyway I’m thinking of making the big jump for 10.5.6 so I can use it normally.

  88. mwgdrwg

    hi folks go to this thread on insanleymac:-http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=155935&st=0#entry1097329

    to try out a Marvell Yukon 2 88E8040 fast ethernet kext that seems to be working fine on my inspiron (10.5.6)(though it does seem to boot slower). :)

  89. Sami

    Cool thank you Thomas but i’ll still will think about updating cause I found a little trick how to install iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 on 10.5.5 in SystemVersion.plist just edited version from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 but I want to update to 10.5.6 mainly for Safari 4 it looks awesome haven’t try it to install it with this trick just iWork ’09 and iLife ’09. I’ll do Software Update later and I’ll post result here. And what about kexts which I have to install all of them, right cause I’m not sure

  90. Thomas Piccirello

    @Sami – My bluetooth is actually now working on 10.5.6. It started working miraculously after I deleted cpus=1 from the defaults in my bootloader (cpus=1 just means to only use one core instead of two and thats not very efficient on a dual core machine)

  91. Sami

    I want so much to update to 10.5.6, but still wondering about it cause the bluetooth that thomas mentioned. Is anyone have found solution to fix it or it happens randomly and when installing kexts from Wolfer’s pack do I have to install all of them or just AppleACPIPlatform.kext cause I never have been working with the other ones?

  92. SwampFoetus

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    After I moved from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 with XxX, I applied all the Apple updates one by one and had no problems. I’ve installed Safari 4 beta, so I must have this update.

  93. Wolfer

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    Couldn’t wait. Had a backup anyway, so I rolled on with the new Java and Security Updates and installed Safari 4.0. GREAT improvement in the browser. Speed and new functionality are very nice and seem to work great — even if it is BETA.

    — Dave

  94. Wolfer

    eos9beauthiful work people who do this 10.5.6 work super in my laptop dell1525.only switch to extern monitor vith fn+f8 not work.eny idea what must i do for this ?
    thanks

    eos9, to enable the external monitor, plug into the RGB output, go to System Preferences and ‘Detect Displays’. Just ensure that you go to ‘About this Mac’ -> ‘More Info’ and into the System Profiler. There, check out the Graphics/Displays. Ensure that ‘Mirroring’ is off. The X3100 in the 1525 cannot perform mirroring, just extended desktop. Once you confirm this, when you hit ‘Detect Displays’, your external monitor should pop to life.

  95. Cristian

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    Dave,
    I installed this update on Kalyway OSX and everything seems OK. No errors or other issues.
    However, not tried to instal Beta version of the new Safari.
    Regards
    Cristian

  96. gbonilla

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    I updated without a hitch and I am currently using Safari 4

  97. gbonilla

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    I updated without a hitch and I am currently using Safari 4

  98. Thomas Piccirello

    WolferAnyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

    Yep, it works. Currently all updates out right now work

  99. eos9

    beauthiful work people who do this 10.5.6 work super in my laptop dell1525.only switch to extern monitor vith fn+f8 not work.eny idea what must i do for this ?
    thanks

  100. Wolfer

    Anyone know if the Security Update 2009-001 is safe to install? Like to try out the new Safari, but it requires it be installed first?

    Rather not be the guinea pig! ;-)

    Thanks!

  101. eos9

    please help me…fn+f8…..i dont understand this SleepDisplay.What must i do? please post screenshots. and another problem..dont work switch monitor fn+f8 to single monitor.It switch to single externe or laptop monitor but with no picture or some lines in monitor.thanks

  102. SwampFoetus

    Huge leap forwards yesterday as I FINALLY got the battery meter working! Not sure what I did wrong when trying all the various methods that are floating around, but I finally worked out the necessary versions of the necessary kexts/bundles from various forums and got it working!

    So, if you want to have a go at this, here’s a step-by-step of what I did. Now, I must point out that this may not work for you and could possibly screw your installation, so BACKUP with TimeMachine (or whatever) before you try it. My laptop is a Dell 1525, bought in the UK in January 2009. I got this working on XxX 10.5.6, so I don’t know if it will work on anything other than XxX 10.5.6, but I imagine it will (well, you’re going to backup anyway, right?).

    I’ve uploaded the necessary files to a website, as, after all the various forums I visited, I can’t actually remember where I got them. In fact, they may well be the same ones as Richard’s, but I don’t have time to compare them.

    1. Download PowerManagement.bundle.tar (version 136.0.0) from here: http://www.swampfoetus.net/downloads/PowerManagement.bundle.tar
    2. Download AppleACPIPlatform.kext.tar (version 1.1.0) from here: http://www.swampfoetus.net/downloads/AppleACPIPlatform.kext.tar.
    3. Extract both of the above files (double-click them in finder).
    4. Start a Terminal session.
    5. Type “sudo su –“ and enter your root password to become the root user.
    6. Type “cd /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/”
    7. Type “mv PowerManagement.bundle PowerManagement.bundle_backup” i.e. take a backup.
    8. Copy in the one you downloaded at step 1, so, depending on what user you downloaded the file as, type “cp –R ~/Downloads/PowerManagement.bundle ./” Here, should be replaced with the username you download the file as.
    9. Type “cd /System/Library/Extensions/”
    10. Type “mv AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext_backup” i.e. take a backup
    11. Open KextHelper and drag-and-drop the downloaded AppleACPIPlatform.kext into it.
    12. Open Disk Utility and click “Repair Disk Permissions”. (I got a load of “…permissions differ…” messages and ignored them.)
    13. Reboot with –v –f
    14. Open System Preferences and go to Energy Saver. Fingers crossed, you should have a load of new stuff in this window. Click the Options tab and tick Show battery status in the menu bar.

    Well, I really hope this works for you. Let me know your successes.

    I’m posting this to all the blogs, as Batter Meter problems are mentioned in all of them.

    P.S. It’s my birthday tomorrow so, as a gift, could someone get my hibernation working? It’s the only thing left that I need working!

  103. Thomas Piccirello

    mbebophaven’t tried to shutdown, but sleep and restart seem to be working fine, so I imagine it works.

    How have you never tried to shutdown. Do you not shutdown your computer lol

  104. mbebop

    haven’t tried to shutdown, but sleep and restart seem to be working fine, so I imagine it works.

  105. gbonilla

    I tried the VoodooBattery.kext and I couldnt shut down properly afterwards, is that still the case?

  106. mbebop

    update; some of you guys might be interested in this: I’m trying the VoodooBattery.kext out, and it has the battery meter “half” working, but with the Time Remaining option working pretty darn well. Accurate as battery is draining, but once you plug in to charge, it freezes until you unplug (the battery still charges).

    The good thing is the time function works. Hopefully this will be figured out soon and it will work 100%, and you know, stuff always gets done faster if more people are interested :)

  107. mbebop

    xtraaHi,

    I build a little installer (56KB) called ‘Inspiron Finalizer’ that will do the following things:

    – adds display EFID so that you can change resolutions without the black screen problem (good for games)
    – adds an EFI String for our X3100 that make some things smoother, for example the blending at the login to the desktop
    – I also included an ethernet EFI string but that has no effect for now. However, it is nice to have.
    – It adds a new config file for the 2Finger scrolling, that will make the experience 98% Macbook. No more “hopping” or pressing, and no more false detected “1Finger scrolling”.
    – It upgrades the Systemprofiler settings for the Display, too.

    You can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/espressoreport

    What you should know:

    1. you need to have chameleon or some EFI installed, in order to see the effect.
    2. All options can be selected in the installer via the customize dialoge.
    3. Make a backup of your com.apple.boot.plist, because it will overwrite it
    4. You need to have 2Finger scrolling installed if you want to optimize it.
    5. you may need to adjust the Trackpad-Speed in the Systemprefs depending on your settings
    (just use the normal settings, not FF-Scroll)

    I hope you enjoy it.

    just curious, has anyone else tried this? i ran it and haven’t noticed any changes (prolly because I’m still on sleep trick and can’t see boot), but I did lose tap click after I installed. What do I need to install to get it back? I never played with any trackpad drivers after installing 10.5.6, mostly because they didn’t work so good in 10.5.3, and have since deleted the kexts i had for it.

  108. mbebop

    Thomas Piccirello

    mbebop
    gbonilla
    BobCheck this out a tutorial on added an integrated webcam to your dell 1525

    http://johndball.blaize.net/2009/01/29/add-an-integrated-webcam-to-the-dell-inspiron-1525/

    Nice one, I ordered the webcam and the webcam cable on monday and I installed it today. I drilled a hole in the front of my bezel with a drill bit and I blocked the blue light because I’d rather not see it. It looks nice and works great. +1 for Bob nice find.

    mbebop have you deleted appleazalia.kext and ALCinjext.kext?

    yes both have been deleted. Its not a typical problem as far as I know, and it didn’t start until I preped my 10.5.5 install for the 10.5.6 upgrade (DSDT creation and installing the new chameleon). Trying to fix up the boot so I don’t need sleep trick might auto fix it when I make a new DSDT.aml file, but that’s me being hopeful.

    It might work on restart if I can find a way to force load the kext on startup. anyone know how to do something like that?

    To force it to load at startup you can probably try to edit the steps for the “alternative to sleep trick” found at http://www.espressoreport.com/85/alternative-to-sleep-trick-on-intel-gmax3100/ by replacing the location of the sleepdisplay.app with the file you want

    no good, tried and it still only has sound at random on boot. adding kexts to the rc.common might not work the same as apps. There might be a way to load it using an EFI string, but I know next to nothing about playing with the EFI. The problem might be my HDAEnabler.kext, I’m going to try unloading it and see what happens.

    If I can’t figure it out soon I’m going to go ahead and try the DSDT sleep mod so my comp boots normally. Have we established a surefire method of doing this yet, or is it still just hit and miss? Last time I tried I got a lovely black screen and mouse pointer as soon as I changed the GMAX3100 kexts.

  109. Thomas Piccirello

    mbebop

    gbonilla
    BobCheck this out a tutorial on added an integrated webcam to your dell 1525

    http://johndball.blaize.net/2009/01/29/add-an-integrated-webcam-to-the-dell-inspiron-1525/

    Nice one, I ordered the webcam and the webcam cable on monday and I installed it today. I drilled a hole in the front of my bezel with a drill bit and I blocked the blue light because I’d rather not see it. It looks nice and works great. +1 for Bob nice find.

    mbebop have you deleted appleazalia.kext and ALCinjext.kext?

    yes both have been deleted. Its not a typical problem as far as I know, and it didn’t start until I preped my 10.5.5 install for the 10.5.6 upgrade (DSDT creation and installing the new chameleon). Trying to fix up the boot so I don’t need sleep trick might auto fix it when I make a new DSDT.aml file, but that’s me being hopeful.

    It might work on restart if I can find a way to force load the kext on startup. anyone know how to do something like that?

    To force it to load at startup you can probably try to edit the steps for the “alternative to sleep trick” found at http://www.espressoreport.com/85/alternative-to-sleep-trick-on-intel-gmax3100/ by replacing the location of the sleepdisplay.app with the file you want

  110. gbonilla

    Nathan I believe that you have to have QE/CI for photobooth to work so if you dont have both I dont think it works.

  111. mbebop

    gbonilla

    BobCheck this out a tutorial on added an integrated webcam to your dell 1525

    http://johndball.blaize.net/2009/01/29/add-an-integrated-webcam-to-the-dell-inspiron-1525/

    Nice one, I ordered the webcam and the webcam cable on monday and I installed it today. I drilled a hole in the front of my bezel with a drill bit and I blocked the blue light because I’d rather not see it. It looks nice and works great. +1 for Bob nice find.

    mbebop have you deleted appleazalia.kext and ALCinjext.kext?

    yes both have been deleted. Its not a typical problem as far as I know, and it didn’t start until I preped my 10.5.5 install for the 10.5.6 upgrade (DSDT creation and installing the new chameleon). Trying to fix up the boot so I don’t need sleep trick might auto fix it when I make a new DSDT.aml file, but that’s me being hopeful.

    It might work on restart if I can find a way to force load the kext on startup. anyone know how to do something like that?

  112. Nathan

    Oops forgot,

    My photo booth only works first time after boot then it wont go on.
    Does anyone know why is this?
    Is there a patch or somethin for this?

    Nathan

  113. Nathan

    OMGOMGOMG

    gbonilla disregard what i said before.
    I am glad i did it and i love it!
    I patched my sound and the media keys started working.
    I patched internet and its awesome. All with richards patches.
    Now once i get video editing software on mac im gonna post what its like.
    For some reason with iatkos 5i notin bad has really happened. Webcam still works.
    Little bit of problems with Flash drives but they work when u boot with em and sometimes when on battery power. Ill give u video link soon

    Nathan

  114. gbonilla

    BobCheck this out a tutorial on added an integrated webcam to your dell 1525

    http://johndball.blaize.net/2009/01/29/add-an-integrated-webcam-to-the-dell-inspiron-1525/

    Nice one, I ordered the webcam and the webcam cable on monday and I installed it today. I drilled a hole in the front of my bezel with a drill bit and I blocked the blue light because I’d rather not see it. It looks nice and works great. +1 for Bob nice find.

    mbebop have you deleted appleazalia.kext and ALCinjext.kext?

  115. mbebop

    <a href=’#comment-1645′
    I’m still not sure why that error comes up, but i got rid of it by doing an rm -rf /private/var/vm/sleepimage and then adding
    pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null in /etc/rc.common right under the sleep trick.

    update:
    gbonilla’s method works, chameleon shows no more sleep errors at startup. Uninstalled the superhai sleep kext to check normal sleep, still doesn’t work (reinstalled). So, if we want to use Superhai sleep, this is our solution. If we want to get normal sleep working 100%, we still might need to figure some things out. I’ll try to resolve some of the issues I’m having on my lappy fairly soon. If we can confirm that the Superhai sleep mod works without issues, this will be the easiest route to take.

    regarding my unique audio problem, booting to test sleep issues revealed that sometimes the audio works on boot, sometimes it doesn’t, revealing that I have no real understanding of what’s wrong at all. any help would be wonderful; still suspecting USB kext issues.

  116. mbebop

    Wolfer

    gbonillaI actually tried really hard to get sleep working as well but my only avenue was to use superhai’s EHCISleepEnabler.kext

    Thanks, gbon! Didn’t want to have to give that kext a try, but I guess I will now. I assume that since you’ve loaded it and used it for some time, you haven’t seen any negative side-effects from it, huh?

    Does it happen to get rid of the Chameleon “errors” that present when the bootloader fires off? In other words, does it write out a sleepimage that Chameleon actually LIKES for once?!

    Thanks, man!

    — Dave

    Woo! Bout time the boot errors got some attention! Just to confirm, I’ve been running Superhai EHCISleepEnabler.kext since 10.5.5 and into 10.5.6. Chameleon still shows errors, but sleep works all the time (battery and adapter). As I’ve mentioned before, whenever I wake from sleep my USB disconnects briefly, but this has never caused me any problem (from what I gather this is normal for the kext, not sure if it happens after normal sleep). I might be running modified USB kexts, unless the ones posted at the beginning of this guide are the stock apple 10.5.6 USB kext’s you’re refering to.

    Also, possible sleep/USB kext related issue, I’m not sure; my audio still doesn’t load on boot, only loads after I wake from sleep. This isn’t a major issue, just an annoyance, but obviously I’d like it to work better than it does.

    I’ll probly try gbonilla’s suggestion pretty soon and report back as to how well it worked. Still need to retry the DSDT fix to get 100% normal boot (still on sleep fix, last attempt bricked my install with black screen), just been kinda unmotivated to get it done. Will be trying that with the slashack kexts from mwgdrwg’s post soon as well.

    Also, how has the voodoo power kext been working for you? I tried it for a bit but noticed freezing/wake issues, so I removed it. Wake issues stopped but freezing still happens every now and again (not entirely sure why this is). Been meaning to play with this more as speedstep is useful as hell, just haven’t had the time.

    ——————————————————————————
    @ everyone with media key issues: I’ve got all mine working. Dell post installer has an option to repair media keys; run it, restart, and you should be able to assign play/pause, forward, and back to helper applications. I’m using gimmesometune to control itunes with the media keys, but I’ve read that butler works as well. Try it, and back up before you do, lest the post installer kill your computer as it sometimes likes to do.

  117. Nathan

    gbonillaDoes anyone have media keys working in 10.5.6? I had it working all the way up until I updated it to 10.5.6.

    In my short time on 10.5.6 (20 mins till i lost it when it slept) they came up but had like a mute button on the screen when i pressed em so they were non responsive…

    I mite learn some more about Mac and stuff before i start trying this again cos im like completely HOPELESS at this lol

  118. Cristian

    gbonillaYou can get rid of it by just using

    rm -rf /private/var/vm/sleepimage

    Gbonilla,
    I tried your suggested command, it worked well when I restarted my dell (no more ‘garbage, etc) , I played a while then I shut it down. Few hours later I started up again but the Chameleon “errors” came back again… Do you happen to know why?
    Thanks

  119. mac

    Hey how realistic is it to get hdmi working on the 1525. If someone thinks they are able to get it working i will donate a substantial amount.

  120. Nathan

    Hey,

    Just wondering i wanna get ilife and iwork 09 but u need 10.5.6.
    Thats why i wanna get it. Since i mite lose my media keys is there a possible
    way that u can like trick the computer into thinking its 10.5.6?
    Like editing some kext or something?

    thanks Nathan

  121. gbonilla

    You can get rid of it by just using

    rm -rf /private/var/vm/sleepimage

  122. Nathan

    Ok im gonna download very soon and install.
    For some reason most things have worked for me with iatkos 5i so im hoping this will be the same.
    Im gonna install hoping the media keys will work!

  123. Hax

    Wolfer

    gbonillaI actually tried really hard to get sleep working as well but my only avenue was to use superhai’s EHCISleepEnabler.kext

    Thanks, gbon! Didn’t want to have to give that kext a try, but I guess I will now. I assume that since you’ve loaded it and used it for some time, you haven’t seen any negative side-effects from it, huh?

    Does it happen to get rid of the Chameleon “errors” that present when the bootloader fires off? In other words, does it write out a sleepimage that Chameleon actually LIKES for once?!

    Thanks, man!

    — Dave

    I’m still not sure why that error comes up, but i got rid of it by doing an rm -rf /private/var/vm/sleepimage and then adding
    pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null in /etc/rc.common right under the sleep trick.

  124. Shelby

    Resolution problem is still there anyone know a way besides this on how to play games???

    xtraaHi,

    I build a little installer (56KB) called ‘Inspiron Finalizer’ that will do the following things:

    – adds display EFID so that you can change resolutions without the black screen problem (good for games)
    – adds an EFI String for our X3100 that make some things smoother, for example the blending at the login to the desktop
    – I also included an ethernet EFI string but that has no effect for now. However, it is nice to have.
    – It adds a new config file for the 2Finger scrolling, that will make the experience 98% Macbook. No more “hopping” or pressing, and no more false detected “1Finger scrolling”.
    – It upgrades the Systemprofiler settings for the Display, too.

    You can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/espressoreport

    What you should know:

    1. you need to have chameleon or some EFI installed, in order to see the effect.
    2. All options can be selected in the installer via the customize dialoge.
    3. Make a backup of your com.apple.boot.plist, because it will overwrite it
    4. You need to have 2Finger scrolling installed if you want to optimize it.
    5. you may need to adjust the Trackpad-Speed in the Systemprefs depending on your settings
    (just use the normal settings, not FF-Scroll)

    I hope you enjoy it.

  125. gbonilla

    Wolfer

    gbonillaI actually tried really hard to get sleep working as well but my only avenue was to use superhai’s EHCISleepEnabler.kext

    Thanks, gbon! Didn’t want to have to give that kext a try, but I guess I will now. I assume that since you’ve loaded it and used it for some time, you haven’t seen any negative side-effects from it, huh?

    Does it happen to get rid of the Chameleon “errors” that present when the bootloader fires off? In other words, does it write out a sleepimage that Chameleon actually LIKES for once?!

    Thanks, man!

    — Dave

    No it doesn’t get rid of the errors but I recently installed iPC on my girlfriend’s Inspiron 1525 and it did solve the error and she has hibernate (3) and the kernel wakes up.

  126. Shelby

    Can some one please help!!!!

    ShelbyI can’t seem to get my dvd burner to work. it will read dvds and cds but it wont let me burn them. I have a dell inspiron 1525. This is what comes up in the system profiler.

    TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TSL462D:

    Firmware Revision: DE07
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support)
    Profile Path: None
    Cache: 1536 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw
    Media:
    Type: DVD-R
    Blank: No
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: No
    Appendable: No

  127. Wolfer

    gbonillaI actually tried really hard to get sleep working as well but my only avenue was to use superhai’s EHCISleepEnabler.kext

    Thanks, gbon! Didn’t want to have to give that kext a try, but I guess I will now. I assume that since you’ve loaded it and used it for some time, you haven’t seen any negative side-effects from it, huh?

    Does it happen to get rid of the Chameleon “errors” that present when the bootloader fires off? In other words, does it write out a sleepimage that Chameleon actually LIKES for once?!

    Thanks, man!

    — Dave

  128. hax

    Thanks for the wonderful guides. I just got a inspiron last week, and i’m new to the whole hackbook idea. I got 10.5.6 up and running beautifully. Everything works except the media keys, but i can live with out those.

  129. gbonilla

    I actually tried really hard to get sleep working as well but my only avenue was to use superhai’s EHCISleepEnabler.kext

  130. Wolfer

    Hey All,

    Been away for a bit. . . Had twins on Jan 9th, so the wife and I have been rather busy as of late, if you know what I mean?!

    That said, still up and running a COMPLETELY STABLE 10.5.6 install (Thanks to everyone who contributed everything along the way!) with everything tweaked and working perfect — that is, with the exception of HDMI and the built-in NIC, of course. But, using RGB out for external monitor usage (24 in. Sony Widescreen CRT at 1900×1200) and a USB NIC for a wired connection to the LAN.

    I’m taxing the system with ProTools and the Adobe CS4 Suite daily and no problems whatsoever — so far. All Apple updates are installed and up to date as well. Couldn’t be happier with this set up, although I wish I had the > 2.0GHz CPUs that most of you have in your 1525’s. I’ll have to do with the 1.6GHz for now. For the most part, it does what it needs to just fine and benchmarks out close to higher rated Mac Book Pros, so I must be doing something right. ;)

    ANYHOW. . .

    I would like to see if we all could put our heads together and figure out this Chameleon 1.0.12 related Sleep issue — and, the related boot messages that appear.

    As it is now, I cannot sleep when connected to the power adapter. Sleep is only capable when on battery — which is fine for me, really. BUT, I’d still like to be able to sleep the machine at any point, connected to power OR on battery. And, I’d love to get rid of the bootloader errors that present when booting:

    Starting hibernate mode
    Sleepimage has bad signature — or — Sleepimage is garbage
    Hibernate failed

    I know that I could install Superhai’s USB Sleep drivers to likely get around not being able to sleep with on the power adapter, but, I’d rather not if there might be some other solution. And, I’m sure these wouldn’t get rid of the Chameleon messages on boot (just a guess).

    So, question is. . . Has anyone gotten sleep to work consistently with the stock USB drivers on both power and/or battery and has anyone gotten the sleep errors at boot to present something other than “bad stuff?”

    Since this seems to be the last of the hurdles for my install, I’d love to fix/tweak/correct them. And, for some reason, I don’t think I’m the only one out there to be experiencing these. I know they’re a low priority in contrast to a working install, but just the same, the Chameleon team added the support for a reason, so it’d be nice to get it working.

    I’ve done a ton of reading, deleted the old sleepimage file, tried a ton of different methods to sleep the machine, etc., but always end up with the same — sleep only working on battery and the Chameleon “error” messages presenting on boot.

    So, if the collective of the group has any suggestions and/or fixes, please feel free to share them. Again, I’m not keen on wanting to install the Superhai USB Sleep fix. But, that might be the only solution. Not sure myself — haven’t tried it.

    I anxiously await some comments or instructions you all might have. . .

    Thanks much!

    — Dave

    P.S. I am running with the latest “tricks,” meaning Chameleon 1.0.12, a “fixed” DSDT.AML present (correcting the LCD Display Sleep/Dell LCD Power Issues), the Defensive kexts in place to prevent issues if and when further OS updates are released, stock Vanilla kernel (9.6.0) — and most Vanilla OS related kexts, Superhai’s Voodoo power management for SpeedStep’n to save battery, the stock AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext removed, Apple’s stock USB drivers from 10.5.6, etc. Only kexts replaced/added were those necessary to get all of the devices working properly — which, by now, browsing this thread, you’re all aware of what those consist of.

  131. Bob

    Check this out a tutorial on added an integrated webcam to your dell 1525

    http://johndball.blaize.net/2009/01/29/add-an-integrated-webcam-to-the-dell-inspiron-1525/

  132. Shelby

    I can’t seem to get my dvd burner to work. it will read dvds and cds but it wont let me burn them. I have a dell inspiron 1525. This is what comes up in the system profiler.

    TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TSL462D:

    Firmware Revision: DE07
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support)
    Profile Path: None
    Cache: 1536 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw
    Media:
    Type: DVD-R
    Blank: No
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: No
    Appendable: No

  133. Cristian

    xtraaHi,

    I build a little installer (56KB) called ‘Inspiron Finalizer’ that will do the following things:

    – adds display EFID so that you can change resolutions without the black screen problem (good for games)
    – adds an EFI String for our X3100 that make some things smoother, for example the blending at the login to the desktop
    – I also included an ethernet EFI string but that has no effect for now. However, it is nice to have.
    – It adds a new config file for the 2Finger scrolling, that will make the experience 98% Macbook. No more “hopping” or pressing, and no more false detected “1Finger scrolling”.
    – It upgrades the Systemprofiler settings for the Display, too.

    You can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/espressoreport

    What you should know:

    1. you need to have chameleon or some EFI installed, in order to see the effect.
    2. All options can be selected in the installer via the customize dialoge.
    3. Make a backup of your com.apple.boot.plist, because it will overwrite it
    4. You need to have 2Finger scrolling installed if you want to optimize it.
    5. you may need to adjust the Trackpad-Speed in the Systemprefs depending on your settings
    (just use the normal settings, not FF-Scroll)

    I hope you enjoy it.

    XTRAA,
    The games do not work.
    Does the 2 finger scroll must be functional before installing the package because I tried many times to install ffscroll and followed closely the instructions but no effect had on my 1525 except that slow down the movement of cursor.
    I cannot adjust the trackpad speed in 10.5.6 because there are no more options of this sort once updated from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6.
    The Display in System profiler shows indeed this upgrading.
    Any suggestion on the above noted?

  134. gbonilla

    Does anyone have media keys working in 10.5.6? I had it working all the way up until I updated it to 10.5.6.

  135. xtraa

    Hi,

    I build a little installer (56KB) called ‘Inspiron Finalizer’ that will do the following things:

    – adds display EFID so that you can change resolutions without the black screen problem (good for games)
    – adds an EFI String for our X3100 that make some things smoother, for example the blending at the login to the desktop
    – I also included an ethernet EFI string but that has no effect for now. However, it is nice to have.
    – It adds a new config file for the 2Finger scrolling, that will make the experience 98% Macbook. No more “hopping” or pressing, and no more false detected “1Finger scrolling”.
    – It upgrades the Systemprofiler settings for the Display, too.

    You can download it here: http://tinyurl.com/espressoreport

    What you should know:

    1. you need to have chameleon or some EFI installed, in order to see the effect.
    2. All options can be selected in the installer via the customize dialoge.
    3. Make a backup of your com.apple.boot.plist, because it will overwrite it
    4. You need to have 2Finger scrolling installed if you want to optimize it.
    5. you may need to adjust the Trackpad-Speed in the Systemprefs depending on your settings
    (just use the normal settings, not FF-Scroll)

    I hope you enjoy it.

  136. Thomas Piccirello

    I swear to god I am not crazy but for some reason, after removing cpus=1 and rebooting, my bluetooth is now working and fully functional in 10.5.6

  137. Thomas Piccirello

    xtraaDamn, the editor filtered the sharp brackets in my last post. So what I was trying to say is:

    Look for the lines

    (key)Kernel Flags(/key)
    (string)cpu=1(/string)

    and delete the cpu=1 so that it looks like

    (string)Kernel Flags(/key)
    (string)(/string)

    If there should be other flags like -v between the (string)(/string) you can keep them

    Thank you so much for this tip. You do not know how grateful I am. I was running only one of my cores and so I did this. Upon rebooting, my computer was running so much faster. It is practically running at double the speed. This also resolved an issue that I was having that wouldn’t allow me to check the Hardware Overview in System Profiler

  138. Shelby

    So i did what you said and when I saved i inserted my PW but i cant find how to set the permissions.

  139. xtraa

    Damn, the editor filtered the sharp brackets in my last post. So what I was trying to say is:

    Look for the lines

    (key)Kernel Flags(/key)
    (string)cpu=1(/string)

    and delete the cpu=1 so that it looks like

    (string)Kernel Flags(/key)
    (string)(/string)

    If there should be other flags like -v between the (string)(/string) you can keep them

  140. xtraa

    shelby,

    open the file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

    with Textmate.

    Look for the lines

    Kernel Flags
    cpu=1

    and delete the cpu=1 so that it looks like

    Kernel Flags

    If there should be other flags like -v between the you can keep them.

    Leave the rest untouched, save the file and enter your PW in the dialog box.

    It is important to use Textmate (or alternatively nano/vi in the terminal) because you need to save it with your root password and the right permissions (chmod 755 and chown 0:0)
    You can DL Textmate at http://download-b.macromates.com/TextMate_1.5.7.dmg

  141. Shelby

    I really need help with my problem about the computer not recognizing both cores because i bought ilife 09 mainly to help me learn to play the piano but it wont let me use it because it only works with duo cores or better. :s

  142. mwgdrwg

    @Shelby:- for your processor showing the wrong clock speed you may have installed the wrong AppleSMBIOS.kext, You should either install the stock apple one (with smbiosresolver.kext or smbiosEFI.kext) or a patched smbios with the value MacBookPro NOT MacPro. You can find the right kexts on insanleymac. This thread has a post installation package:- http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966

    As for the only 1 cpu …. maybe you installed the cpu=1 fix by mistake during the initial install but i really wouldn’t know for sure

  143. mwgdrwg

    hi I forgot for those people who the aj allen kexts don’t work for here is a link to the kexts i used. Originaly courtesy of slashack (inanelymac)

    http://www.gigasize.com/get.php?d=yhvno90bmjb

    :)

  144. Chris

    AlexHey, I’ve seen you guys talking about the AJ Allen X3100 drivers and how they make your display more… native, I guess is the right word. I’m thinking about doing this, but I have a few questions:

    1. Does an external monitor still work via VGA? I’ve got my Inspiron hooked up to a 22″ display and I don’t want to lose that functionality.

    2. Does Quartz Extreme still work?

    Lastly, I don’t know about these issues some of you guys are having with not being able to change the resolution for games, etc… It works just fine for me. I play some of my games in 1024×768, and OS X has no problem switching to that, or switching back to 1280×800. If it matters (it probably does) I’m using iPC 10.5.6 Final.

    both external monitor and quartz extreme are working for me with aj allen kext and chameleon bootloader. However my mac is 10.5.4 and all my hardware works (other than HDMI and ethernet of course)

  145. Thomas Piccirello

    AlexHey, I’ve seen you guys talking about the AJ Allen X3100 drivers and how they make your display more… native, I guess is the right word. I’m thinking about doing this, but I have a few questions:

    1. Does an external monitor still work via VGA? I’ve got my Inspiron hooked up to a 22″ display and I don’t want to lose that functionality.

    2. Does Quartz Extreme still work?

    Lastly, I don’t know about these issues some of you guys are having with not being able to change the resolution for games, etc… It works just fine for me. I play some of my games in 1024×768, and OS X has no problem switching to that, or switching back to 1280×800. If it matters (it probably does) I’m using iPC 10.5.6 Final.

    Alright, I have heard enough. I am going to make a backup of my system and then I’m installing iPC 10.5.6. Its just too compelling with its working bluetooth on 10.5.6, and its supported graphics resolution switching, and maybe, just maybe, the media keys actually doing sometting instead of just lighting up/

  146. Shelby

    Ohh if it matters i have a dell 1525 and have followed this guide to install and upgrade to 10.5.6. I am also dual booting with vista.

  147. Shelby

    Sorry im new to this so i dont really know how deal with the problems.
    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 1
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    This is what is displayed but i have a 2.2 ghz core 2 duo processor, 1 gb of ram and i dont know what else to put. If you need some more info just let me know ill post it asap. I think the problem is that it only recognizes one core instead of both cores. So any help is appreciated.

  148. Alex

    Hey, I’ve seen you guys talking about the AJ Allen X3100 drivers and how they make your display more… native, I guess is the right word. I’m thinking about doing this, but I have a few questions:

    1. Does an external monitor still work via VGA? I’ve got my Inspiron hooked up to a 22″ display and I don’t want to lose that functionality.

    2. Does Quartz Extreme still work?

    Lastly, I don’t know about these issues some of you guys are having with not being able to change the resolution for games, etc… It works just fine for me. I play some of my games in 1024×768, and OS X has no problem switching to that, or switching back to 1280×800. If it matters (it probably does) I’m using iPC 10.5.6 Final.

  149. mwgdrwg

    @Shelby you really need to give everyone your entire specifications otherwise we are all just groping in the dark. If you have your current set-up overclocked i would recomend leaving it at factory defaults. otherwise post all your specifications here.

  150. Shelby

    Mac Os X wont recognize my core 2 duo 2.4 ghz processor. it wont let me run any program that requires you having the processor. Is there anything i can change to make it work.

  151. durondude

    I successfully updated to 10.5.6 by downloading the combo update then running the update and monitoring the extensions folder for the cpupowermanagement kext. Moved it to the trash bin as soon as it appeared. made some changes to the install at startup script after the installation was finished. After 2 reboots everything works fine and I was able to install iLife 09. I had to restore my ps/2 kexts from an earlier installation for my keyboard and trackpad but everything is working as it should.

  152. mwgdrwg

    hi, thanks for all the help and advice here though i have to say, with reference to the instructions for altering the dsdt_fixed.txt file….. in my experience here you also have to remove the vid2 declaration otherwise it still wont work. also i’m using differnt set of gmax kexts than the ones recommended as they broke my install and i had to fix from single user mode lol. one really irritating thing that i’ve yet to be able to fix is the ‘tap’ function on the trackpad – which worked fine from the pcwiz 10.5.6 install but as soon as you start installing any other kexts it no longer works – i still haven’t been able to get it back (tried swapping out the acpi kext but made no difference) i’ve even got the trackpad preferencePane back but it still don’t work lol. anyone with a solution to this i would be very grateful. TIA

  153. gbonilla

    williamHello,

    I am having some problems with my inspirion 1525. Everytime i start my laptop i have to start in -v -f mode. Otherwise wifi and batterymeter won’t show up in the upper bar. Update -v wont work eather.

    I am having this problem for a long time now, i hope someone can help me. Because now i have to start my computer with -v -f everytime.

    Thanks Already!!

    You might want to try repairing your permissions if you haven’t already through disk utility.

  154. Thomas Piccirello

    williamHello,

    I am having some problems with my inspirion 1525. Everytime i start my laptop i have to start in -v -f mode. Otherwise wifi and batterymeter won’t show up in the upper bar. Update -v wont work eather.

    I am having this problem for a long time now, i hope someone can help me. Because now i have to start my computer with -v -f everytime.

    Thanks Already!!

    That is a very strange issue, one that I have never heard before although it sounds quite serious. Which version of Leopard are you running? Did you just start to get this issue when installing 10.5.6 (if you have already installed it)? If you don’t have 10.5.6, when did you start experiencing this issue?

  155. william

    Hello,

    I am having some problems with my inspirion 1525. Everytime i start my laptop i have to start in -v -f mode. Otherwise wifi and batterymeter won’t show up in the upper bar. Update -v wont work eather.

    I am having this problem for a long time now, i hope someone can help me. Because now i have to start my computer with -v -f everytime.

    Thanks Already!!

  156. Thomas Piccirello

    Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello
    RichardTurns out the screen is actually dimming down to next-to-nothing. Function key brightness has no effect on this dim and I’m certain it’s coming from Leopard somewhere. I’ve adjusted my power options and screen saver and unchecked the dim screen before sleep thing — but it still does it. Very often, 2-5 minutes it’ll go dark as can be and the only way to restore it is to hot corner sleep and wake. Very, very annoying…

    I can only assume that it is a problem with your power settings or your display settings. You should try reinstalling a power management kext. Also, although I am not sure you will find anything, check your graphics under system profile and see if that is possible running a little funky (ie. says Quartz Extreme is not supported etc.)
    Just one thing though that got me excited from your post ( I hop thats not mean or anything) is that you said you were running games in fullscreen mode. How did you accomplish that feat? I have been trying to do this but games always stop responding and quit because they will not display in fullscreen mode.

    You can not play games in full screen mode cause the programs can not switch resolution automaticaly .I think you use the sleep trick .I’m right?If you use it you must remove the sleep trick and do :
    here√¢ÔøΩÔøΩs what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install
    etc etc etc I copy pasthe from this forum.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that I do not use the sleep trick; I use the alternative to sleep trick. The alternative just basically starts a program at boot that tries to sleep the display but since the display is already sleeping, it wakes it up.

  157. Thomas Piccirello

    Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello
    RichardTurns out the screen is actually dimming down to next-to-nothing. Function key brightness has no effect on this dim and I’m certain it’s coming from Leopard somewhere. I’ve adjusted my power options and screen saver and unchecked the dim screen before sleep thing — but it still does it. Very often, 2-5 minutes it’ll go dark as can be and the only way to restore it is to hot corner sleep and wake. Very, very annoying…

    I can only assume that it is a problem with your power settings or your display settings. You should try reinstalling a power management kext. Also, although I am not sure you will find anything, check your graphics under system profile and see if that is possible running a little funky (ie. says Quartz Extreme is not supported etc.)
    Just one thing though that got me excited from your post ( I hop thats not mean or anything) is that you said you were running games in fullscreen mode. How did you accomplish that feat? I have been trying to do this but games always stop responding and quit because they will not display in fullscreen mode.

    You can not play games in full screen mode cause the programs can not switch resolution automaticaly .I think you use the sleep trick .I’m right?If you use it you must remove the sleep trick and do :
    here√¢ÔøΩÔøΩs what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install
    etc etc etc I copy pasthe from this forum.

    I have tried many times to do the DSDT patcher but have failed miserably each and every time. If it makes a difference I have Quartz Extreme.

  158. Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello If you can not make it work without the sleep trick or you do not have Quartz extreme I can explain step by stap how I finaly did it .

  159. Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello

    RichardTurns out the screen is actually dimming down to next-to-nothing. Function key brightness has no effect on this dim and I’m certain it’s coming from Leopard somewhere. I’ve adjusted my power options and screen saver and unchecked the dim screen before sleep thing — but it still does it. Very often, 2-5 minutes it’ll go dark as can be and the only way to restore it is to hot corner sleep and wake. Very, very annoying…

    I can only assume that it is a problem with your power settings or your display settings. You should try reinstalling a power management kext. Also, although I am not sure you will find anything, check your graphics under system profile and see if that is possible running a little funky (ie. says Quartz Extreme is not supported etc.)
    Just one thing though that got me excited from your post ( I hop thats not mean or anything) is that you said you were running games in fullscreen mode. How did you accomplish that feat? I have been trying to do this but games always stop responding and quit because they will not display in fullscreen mode.

    You can not play games in full screen mode cause the programs can not switch resolution automaticaly .I think you use the sleep trick .I’m right?If you use it you must remove the sleep trick and do :
    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install
    etc etc etc I copy pasthe from this forum.

  160. Richard

    This s a hardwae-based issue. Even at the Darwin bootloader screen, and during intalling Window Vista the screen went almost completely out, leaving me to use the recovey disk (for warranty) by holding two flashlights up to my LCD so I could continue installing Vista.

    The only game I play on it is World of Warcraft and it runs fine in full screen mode even on max settings. Runs smoother than my 256MB GeForce (Desktop).

  161. Thomas Piccirello

    RichardTurns out the screen is actually dimming down to next-to-nothing. Function key brightness has no effect on this dim and I’m certain it’s coming from Leopard somewhere. I’ve adjusted my power options and screen saver and unchecked the dim screen before sleep thing — but it still does it. Very often, 2-5 minutes it’ll go dark as can be and the only way to restore it is to hot corner sleep and wake. Very, very annoying…

    I can only assume that it is a problem with your power settings or your display settings. You should try reinstalling a power management kext. Also, although I am not sure you will find anything, check your graphics under system profile and see if that is possible running a little funky (ie. says Quartz Extreme is not supported etc.)
    Just one thing though that got me excited from your post ( I hop thats not mean or anything) is that you said you were running games in fullscreen mode. How did you accomplish that feat? I have been trying to do this but games always stop responding and quit because they will not display in fullscreen mode.

  162. Richard

    Turns out the screen is actually dimming down to next-to-nothing. Function key brightness has no effect on this dim and I’m certain it’s coming from Leopard somewhere. I’ve adjusted my power options and screen saver and unchecked the dim screen before sleep thing — but it still does it. Very often, 2-5 minutes it’ll go dark as can be and the only way to restore it is to hot corner sleep and wake. Very, very annoying…

  163. Richard

    I woke up this morning to my laptop randomly sleeping the display, requiring me to hot corner it every 5-10 minutes, especially when trying to play a full-screen game, watch web-based media such as YouTube and even at idle it wants to sleep the display. I’m going to take the plunge and go to 10.5.6 today. I have reason to believe it’s the Dell Post Installer that has been causing me grief since my failed 10.5.6 update.

    I’m going to go in a completely new direction and I’ll post my results on a new article in the next day or two.

  164. Thomas Piccirello

    Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello
    GigyHello,
    Aflere I did all what Thomas Piccirello said, chameleon patch boot ok all is oke when in boot -x ,but in normal boot even with -v -f , I got a blue screen and then a black screen and pointer i see hdd acctivity but only black screen and pointer not the black from sleeptrick is different .without the gmax3100 drivers from the post , is boots ok but no quarts extreme :( I run kalyway updated from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6

    It sounds to me like you tried do the DSDT patch to boot without the sleep trick. Is that right?

    Yes you right. I was trying dsdt without sleep trick .Instead of sleep trick i replaced /boot with chameleon cause I want it to boot like a real boot.
    The problem was resolved .It was due to bad GMAX3100 kext and nanit .Now works very well boots like a real mac no sleep trick .The only thing that do not work is Sleep when power cord plug in. If i run on battery it sleep ok,but this is not a big problem. I sugest to all who have problem with kexts that other people say it works ,to modify in Info.plst from the kexts the IO values with right ones.
    I did not the last Airport Update that comes if you run 10.5.6 cause I;m afraid it can breack something .
    It is safe to upgrade to the last airport utility ?
    Thank you

    Yes, the latest Airport update is safe. As of late, you can install all the updates currently out for 10.5.6 because they are all safe (basically, at this present time, every update under software update is safe)

  165. Gigy

    Thomas Piccirello

    GigyHello,
    Aflere I did all what Thomas Piccirello said, chameleon patch boot ok all is oke when in boot -x ,but in normal boot even with -v -f , I got a blue screen and then a black screen and pointer i see hdd acctivity but only black screen and pointer not the black from sleeptrick is different .without the gmax3100 drivers from the post , is boots ok but no quarts extreme :( I run kalyway updated from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6

    It sounds to me like you tried do the DSDT patch to boot without the sleep trick. Is that right?

    Yes you right. I was trying dsdt without sleep trick .Instead of sleep trick i replaced /boot with chameleon cause I want it to boot like a real boot.
    The problem was resolved .It was due to bad GMAX3100 kext and nanit .Now works very well boots like a real mac no sleep trick .The only thing that do not work is Sleep when power cord plug in. If i run on battery it sleep ok,but this is not a big problem. I sugest to all who have problem with kexts that other people say it works ,to modify in Info.plst from the kexts the IO values with right ones.
    I did not the last Airport Update that comes if you run 10.5.6 cause I;m afraid it can breack something .
    It is safe to upgrade to the last airport utility ?
    Thank you

  166. Shelby

    Than with your help my audio is up and running flawlessly. :)

  167. Thomas Piccirello

    GigyHello,
    Aflere I did all what Thomas Piccirello said, chameleon patch boot ok all is oke when in boot -x ,but in normal boot even with -v -f , I got a blue screen and then a black screen and pointer i see hdd acctivity but only black screen and pointer not the black from sleeptrick is different .without the gmax3100 drivers from the post , is boots ok but no quarts extreme :( I run kalyway updated from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6

    It sounds to me like you tried do the DSDT patch to boot without the sleep trick. Is that right?

  168. Gigy

    Ok I did it finaly.After tons of kexts removing puting back editing and … tons of reboots and some hours spend of this finaly I have a nice hackbook.
    I’m happy running Kalyway 10.5.2 installed with help from threads updated to 10.5.6 .
    On Dell 1525 GMAX3100.I patched DSDT no need for sleep trick.Got all esential parts working and is very stable.In few lines :
    Sound ok but no mic and no mute touch but i read this can be done I’ll keep reading
    Touch pad ok.
    keyboard ok.
    Battery Indicator ok.
    bluetooth ok.
    Wifi dell 1395 ok
    Card reader instaled kext but not tested .
    Video resolution 1280×800
    and the most wanted:
    Intel GMA X3100:

    Chipset Model: GMA X3100
    Type: Display
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 144 MB
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x2a02
    Revision ID: 0x000c
    Displays:
    Display:
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No display connected
    —————-
    So i’m a’m glade to have a 10.5.6 will all these working :) and I thak you to all who write on forums about what problems they have what ideeas they have etc.

  169. Gigy

    Hello,
    Aflere I did all what Thomas Piccirello said, chameleon patch boot ok all is oke when in boot -x ,but in normal boot even with -v -f , I got a blue screen and then a black screen and pointer i see hdd acctivity but only black screen and pointer not the black from sleeptrick is different .without the gmax3100 drivers from the post , is boots ok but no quarts extreme :( I run kalyway updated from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6

  170. Thomas Piccirello

    ShelbyIm still having trouble with the sound. Every time before turning off the computer i have to reinstall it using the 10.5.6 update pack, so when i turn in on the next time it will work. I looked for alcinject.kext but my computer dosn’t have it. Is there anything i could do.

    You can try installing a different audio than the one you are currently using. Try the sigmatel 9228 fix from the dell post installer

  171. BT

    ShelbyIm still having trouble with the sound. Every time before turning off the computer i have to reinstall it using the 10.5.6 update pack, so when i turn in on the next time it will work. I looked for alcinject.kext but my computer dosn’t have it. Is there anything i could do.

    I had the same issue before when I was looking for the kext in my folder…. best thing to do is to use spotlight to search for it (the little magnifying glass at the upper right – just search for alcinject and it may be able to find a couple of instances…. delete them all and repair permissions and reboot… should work after that….. you should still have sound after you wake it up from sleep as well which didn’t work before.

  172. gbonilla

    Try to install HDAenabler.kext as well from this post. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=141033

    It’s on the first page last post

  173. Shelby

    Im still having trouble with the sound. Every time before turning off the computer i have to reinstall it using the 10.5.6 update pack, so when i turn in on the next time it will work. I looked for alcinject.kext but my computer dosn’t have it. Is there anything i could do.

  174. Thomas Piccirello

    Shelby

    ChrisBoot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

    I followed the steps but once i replace the kexts and fix permissions and then rebooted (on Step one) my computer won’t wake up now, not even with the hot corner. the good thing was that i made a backup of my sytem before doing anything but when i try to back up using my kalyway cd, my compute freezes every time. Can i reinstall using kalyway and restore from there? Any help would be apreciated.

    What you should do is boot from your backu and then se either carbon copy cloner or superduper to restore the external HD’s data to your not working mac partition.
    If you cannot boot from the external harddrive then you need to install a Bootloader onto the External HD, either Chamaleon or any other bootloader you can find.

  175. Shelby

    ChrisBoot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

    I followed the steps but once i replace the kexts and fix permissions and then rebooted (on Step one) my computer won’t wake up now, not even with the hot corner. the good thing was that i made a backup of my sytem before doing anything but when i try to back up using my kalyway cd, my compute freezes every time. Can i reinstall using kalyway and restore from there? Any help would be apreciated.

  176. BT

    I was running into the problem of not having sound after rebooting. I know the post says to delete ALCInject.kext from the \System\Library\Extensions but I couldn’t find the file… not sure where it was hiding… I finally did a search using Spotlight and deleted all instances of it… works like a charm now… audio kicks in everytime…..

    on a different note, anyone ever run VirtualBox before? It’s Sun’s free virtual environment similar to VMware fusion or parallels… Thought I’d give it a spin since I’m trying to find some streaming software that runs on a mac for my ps3 – couldn’t find any that is free and functions as well as Tversity does on Windows so giving this a try… I do have my 1525 set up to tri-boot currently but finding myself wanting to stay in OSX versus shutting down and rebooting into either Vista or 7. Got Windows 7 Beta and it loaded right up in VirtualBox as a virtual machine (versus crashing in vmware fusion 2).. performance seems pretty snappy without any major delay… gonna give it a full test run to see if my favorite windows only apps run in a virtual environment on 10.5.6 on my 1525…. kinda ironic running windows on mac os on a PC but loving my Inspiron even more now after seeing that is more than capable in meeting my needs.

  177. Thomas Piccirello

    Has anyone been able to get their Bluetooth working in 10.5.6 yet or has anyone installed 10.5.6 and it hasn’t knocked out their bluetooth? I know that many real macs are having problems with their bluetooth so it is only a matter of time until Apple releases a fix, but does anyone know of a way to fix it now? Thanks!

  178. Troglos

    Thanks guys, with your advises I just successfully upgraded to 10.5.6!
    It runs very smootly – the only thing that I have noticed is the following message at boot:

    Starting hibernate mode
    Sleepimage is garbage
    ………
    Hibernate failed

    What should I do with SleepDisplay and rc.common?
    Thank you.

  179. Thomas Piccirello

    Zulu,Yes I am. When I boot through the USB drive, I eject my system partition just in case. Because it did not reboot at step 8, I booted into my system partition and applied Chameleon 1.0.11 to the USB partition then tried to boot from the USB drive. It booted fine, however, installing the update hangs about 2/3 way through. I presume that there is nothing particular when it comes to USB drive with Chameleon 1.0.12?

    Thanks

    Installing Chameleon should not make a difference because you are overwriting it with the new bootloader. Although this may be a dumb question, I just want to make sure you are making all of the changes to the USB drive and you are booted from the USB drive when making the changes, and not just selecting the USB drive as the destination drive from within Universal OSx86 Installer.

    When I upgraded to 10.5.6, I also did it through a USB drive (my backup) and it worked fine with me. I am not sure why you are facing this issue. It could be that you are doing something wrong.

  180. Zulu,

    Yes I am. When I boot through the USB drive, I eject my system partition just in case. Because it did not reboot at step 8, I booted into my system partition and applied Chameleon 1.0.11 to the USB partition then tried to boot from the USB drive. It booted fine, however, installing the update hangs about 2/3 way through. I presume that there is nothing particular when it comes to USB drive with Chameleon 1.0.12?

    Thanks

    Installing Chameleon should not make a difference because you are overwriting it with the new bootloader. Although this may be a dumb question, I just want to make sure you are making all of the changes to the USB drive and you are booted from the USB drive when making the changes, and not just selecting the USB drive as the destination drive from within Universal OSx86 Installer.

  181. Thomas Piccirello

    ZuluThomas,
    I copied my system partition to an external USB partition that worked fine. I tried to follow your steps upgrading the USB partition, however, when I reboot at step 8 the computer does not bootup, and I only see a blinking cursor when I choose USB as the boot drive. I previously installed Chameleon 1.0.11 on the USB partition which worked fine (I am not sure if that makes a difference). Any ideas?
    Thanks

    Thomas PiccirelloThe following are my instruction on how to install the 10.5.6 update. I wrote them myself and I think they are a little easier to understand. They also tell you what kexts to install and what exactly to do step by step.

    Files you will need:
    1. Universal OSx86 Installer as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
    2. DSDT Patcher GUI as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=48
    3. Dell Post Installer as found at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966 (scroll to the bottom of the first post to get the latest version)
    4. Kext update package as found at http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda (original link posted by Chris so all credit goes out to him)

    Instructions to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6:
    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer
    2. Select “apply kext package”
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12”
    4. Click Install
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
    7. Select Run
    8. Reboot Computer
    9. Install 10.5.6 Delta Update
    10. Click restart but then plug in keyboard/mouse while rebooting
    11. Log in as usual
    12. Open “Dell_1525-10.5.6_Update_Pack” folder
    13. Install all files except ApplePS2Trackpad (pointless install unless you use the scrolling
    14. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer
    15. Install Sigmatel 9228 fix and SD Card Reader
    16. Repair Permissions
    17. Restart computer and remove usb keyboard/mouse

    Installing Chameleon should not make a difference because you are overwriting it with the new bootloader. Although this may be a dumb question, I just want to make sure you are making all of the changes to the USB drive and you are booted from the USB drive when making the changes, and not just selecting the USB drive as the destination drive from within Universal OSx86 Installer.

  182. gbonilla

    There is a new audio kext that I’ve made with all the correct config data, it is located here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=141033

  183. Kyle

    Thanks Thomas Piccirello for the instructions… I was all ready to finally upgrade, but then I read bluetooth doesn’t work? What the heck, damn this upgrade destroys all!!!

  184. Zulu

    Thomas,
    I copied my system partition to an external USB partition that worked fine. I tried to follow your steps upgrading the USB partition, however, when I reboot at step 8 the computer does not bootup, and I only see a blinking cursor when I choose USB as the boot drive. I previously installed Chameleon 1.0.11 on the USB partition which worked fine (I am not sure if that makes a difference). Any ideas?
    Thanks

    Thomas PiccirelloThe following are my instruction on how to install the 10.5.6 update. I wrote them myself and I think they are a little easier to understand. They also tell you what kexts to install and what exactly to do step by step.

    Files you will need:
    1. Universal OSx86 Installer as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
    2. DSDT Patcher GUI as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=48
    3. Dell Post Installer as found at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966 (scroll to the bottom of the first post to get the latest version)
    4. Kext update package as found at http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda (original link posted by Chris so all credit goes out to him)

    Instructions to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6:
    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer
    2. Select “apply kext package”
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12”
    4. Click Install
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
    7. Select Run
    8. Reboot Computer
    9. Install 10.5.6 Delta Update
    10. Click restart but then plug in keyboard/mouse while rebooting
    11. Log in as usual
    12. Open “Dell_1525-10.5.6_Update_Pack” folder
    13. Install all files except ApplePS2Trackpad (pointless install unless you use the scrolling
    14. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer
    15. Install Sigmatel 9228 fix and SD Card Reader
    16. Repair Permissions
    17. Restart computer and remove usb keyboard/mouse

  185. Thomas Piccirello

    DanielThank you Thomas. Here we go again! =)

    By the way, I know all the steps until 10.5.3. Can I update from 3 to 5 using this post: http://www.espressoreport.com/125/upgrade-your-hackintosh-to-mac-os-x-1055/ or should I find 3 to 4 before?

    You need to first update to 10.5.3 and then to 10.5.4. Then you can successfully upgrade to 10.5.5 and eventually 10.5.6. Although, since you are going to be reinstalling the entire Operating System you can just download a new install disc that installs 10.5.6 for you already so you can just skip all the updating and be already up to date after your first restarts. I recommend http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4608978/iPC_OSX86_10.5.6 . Good luck and post back with your success or any other problems/questions you have.

  186. Shelby

    I have a intel core 2 duo 2.4 ghz but when im trying to ichat it wont let me enable the video effects. Even though apple says the requirements are having a core duo. Does any one know how to fix this.

  187. Daniel

    Thank you Thomas. Here we go again! =)

    By the way, I know all the steps until 10.5.3. Can I update from 3 to 5 using this post: http://www.espressoreport.com/125/upgrade-your-hackintosh-to-mac-os-x-1055/ or should I find 3 to 4 before?

  188. Shelby

    I can’t seem to get bluetooth to work it won’t even show up in the menu bar. Does anyone know any solution for this.

  189. Shelby

    Thomas PiccirelloThe following are my instruction on how to install the 10.5.6 update. I wrote them myself and I think they are a little easier to understand. They also tell you what kexts to install and what exactly to do step by step.

    Files you will need:
    1. Universal OSx86 Installer as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
    2. DSDT Patcher GUI as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=48
    3. Dell Post Installer as found at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966 (scroll to the bottom of the first post to get the latest version)
    4. Kext update package as found at http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda (original link posted by Chris so all credit goes out to him)

    Instructions to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6:
    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer
    2. Select “apply kext package”
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12”
    4. Click Install
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
    7. Select Run
    8. Reboot Computer
    9. Install 10.5.6 Delta Update
    10. Click restart but then plug in keyboard/mouse while rebooting
    11. Log in as usual
    12. Open “Dell_1525-10.5.6_Update_Pack” folder
    13. Install all files except ApplePS2Trackpad (pointless install unless you use the scrolling
    14. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer
    15. Install Sigmatel 9228 fix and SD Card Reader
    16. Repair Permissions
    17. Restart computer and remove usb keyboard/mouse

    Thanx i followed the instructions and it worked perfectly after updating to 10.5.5.

  190. Thomas Piccirello

    DanielIs there a recovery precedure or should I re-install it?

    You can boot into windows if you still have it installed or a linux live cd and then copy any personal files you have on the Mac partition to another partition or a usb drive. If you are trying to recover the entire Operating system then you are out of luck and a reinstall is your best bet. Sorry.

  191. Thomas Piccirello

    ShelbyI have been following the intructions but when i try to install the delta update i download from the apple site. I get an message saying that my HD does not meet the requirements for the instalation. I am dual booting with vista but does anyone know what might be wrong.

    If you cannot install the delta update for 10.5.6 then that means you do not currently have 10.5.5 installed. You need to first install that or any previous versions before that and then you can install the 10.5.6 delta update

  192. Shelby

    I found the answer to my problem. I am currently in 10.5.3 and the delta wont update it. Is it ok to use the combo update or should i update to 10.5.4 then to 10.5.5 then 10.5.6. using delta updates.

  193. Shelby

    I have been following the intructions but when i try to install the delta update i download from the apple site. I get an message saying that my HD does not meet the requirements for the instalation. I am dual booting with vista but does anyone know what might be wrong.

  194. Daniel

    Is there a recovery precedure or should I re-install it?

  195. Daniel

    Updated my inspiron from 10.5.3 trough software update and now its dead – kernel panic at boot. My bad I didn’t read this post before. :(

  196. Thomas Piccirello

    My update to 10.5.6 has been completely successful except that now OS X doesn’t recognize my bluetooth and says “Bluetooth: Not Available” when I click on the bluetooth icon in the menubar. My bluetooth is turned on though because the bluetooth light on the five LED’s is lit up.
    After I get this fixed, I think it would be cool if anyone new a fix that would allow you to turn the actualy hardware on and off like on a real mac so that Bluetooth doesn’t waste battery when not in use.

  197. Thomas Piccirello

    The following are my instruction on how to install the 10.5.6 update. I wrote them myself and I think they are a little easier to understand. They also tell you what kexts to install and what exactly to do step by step.

    Files you will need:
    1. Universal OSx86 Installer as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
    2. DSDT Patcher GUI as found at http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=48
    3. Dell Post Installer as found at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966 (scroll to the bottom of the first post to get the latest version)
    4. Kext update package as found at http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda (original link posted by Chris so all credit goes out to him)

    Instructions to update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6:
    1. Open Universal OSx86 Installer
    2. Select “apply kext package”
    3. Select “Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12”
    4. Click Install
    5. Open DSDTPatcherGUI
    6. Select “Darwin/Mac OS X”
    7. Select Run
    8. Reboot Computer
    9. Install 10.5.6 Delta Update
    10. Click restart but then plug in keyboard/mouse while rebooting
    11. Log in as usual
    12. Open “Dell_1525-10.5.6_Update_Pack” folder
    13. Install all files except ApplePS2Trackpad (pointless install unless you use the scrolling
    14. Run Dell Laptop Post Installer
    15. Install Sigmatel 9228 fix and SD Card Reader
    16. Repair Permissions
    17. Restart computer and remove usb keyboard/mouse

  198. Thomas Piccirello

    I have successfully upgraded to 10.5.6. I just followed the instruction and then on the restart after installing, I plugged in an external keyboards and mouse and downloaded Dave’s (wolfer) 10.5.6 update pack to restore the built in keyboard and mouse, the audio, the networking, and to fix time machine, usb, and power management. Thanks everyone.

  199. gbonilla

    To get the trackpad option back you can reload your 10.5.5 keyboard preference pane. After you reload that just repair permissions and everything will be okay.

  200. Thomas Piccirello

    Chris

    Thomas PiccirelloI tried it this time but as usual, I wasn’t able to get the screen to turn on with the new kexts so I just used the ones I already had. Everything went fine, or at least I think. I remove DVI and VID2 and then moved dsdt_fixed.txt and iasl to root. I then ran everything from there and I did not get any access error on the dsdt_fixed. I got 0 errors and 9 warnings if that makes a difference. But, everything booted up normal and I had to use the hot corner to wake the screen. I am going to just consider this a last cause and use my “alternative to sleep trick” unless someone sees something I did wrong in which I will try again. Otherwise, thanks for all of your help.

    Also, my battery meter does not work. I used dell post installer to install the battery meter and the speedstep enabler and then the meter worked once until I restarted. So basically, the only things I don’t have working are ethernet, HDMI, s-video (all three of these are expected to not work), battery meter, internal mic, headphones jacks are very on and off, media keys (play/pause, rewind, fast forward, and stop; volume controls work), mute, and dvd burning always fails but that could just be that Leopard reads the Drive as a third party drive or some crap. If anyone has fixes to any
    of these please, please let me know. Thanks!

    when you boot up your computer (right after the Dell logo), do you see the word Chameleon on the top right? i aslo got a few warnings like you said above and i believe you did it right.

    to fix media keys you need butler and the config files

    the fix for internal mic and two headphones, gnoilla was the one who created the kext and i don’t take credit for it. make sure you delete ALCinject.kext in system/library/extensions

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    my dvd drive works perfectly and never gave me any burning problems..

    to get the battery meter to show up, you need to download this package from Wolfer
    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda
    it contains a fix for the power management

    Thomas PiccirelloOk, a pretty crazy idea just popped into my head and I think it would be amazing if it worked. Would there be anyway to up the annoying dell mediaconnect button to open itunes or something of the sort. Also, is there any program out there that would let me map out custom functions when a key is pressed. For example, i could set F3 to log me out or something similiar. Also do not forget to respond to my last post :-). As always you can email me at tompic823[@]aol.com

    i think the program Bulter will be able to do it, its a program that we use to control the media keys, you might be able to find a way to change it’s setting.

    I have actually gotten both headphone jacks, internal speakers, internal mic, and even mute all working on this laptop right now. I actually do not remember which fix I used but I believe it may have just been the Sigmatel 9228 patch from the dell post installer.
    As per Butler, I have loaded the configuration files into Butler and after looking at them, I see that basically what it does is assign keys like F17 and F18 to plaay/pause, rewind and all that in iTunes. Since most keyboards do not have past F12 or eve F13, I am going to assume that the mediakeys are read by the computer as these higher “F” keys. The problem is that I do not believe that my computer is even reading these keys at all. As always, thanks.

  201. Chris

    Thomas PiccirelloI tried it this time but as usual, I wasn’t able to get the screen to turn on with the new kexts so I just used the ones I already had. Everything went fine, or at least I think. I remove DVI and VID2 and then moved dsdt_fixed.txt and iasl to root. I then ran everything from there and I did not get any access error on the dsdt_fixed. I got 0 errors and 9 warnings if that makes a difference. But, everything booted up normal and I had to use the hot corner to wake the screen. I am going to just consider this a last cause and use my “alternative to sleep trick” unless someone sees something I did wrong in which I will try again. Otherwise, thanks for all of your help.

    Also, my battery meter does not work. I used dell post installer to install the battery meter and the speedstep enabler and then the meter worked once until I restarted. So basically, the only things I don’t have working are ethernet, HDMI, s-video (all three of these are expected to not work), battery meter, internal mic, headphones jacks are very on and off, media keys (play/pause, rewind, fast forward, and stop; volume controls work), mute, and dvd burning always fails but that could just be that Leopard reads the Drive as a third party drive or some crap. If anyone has fixes to any
    of these please, please let me know. Thanks!

    when you boot up your computer (right after the Dell logo), do you see the word Chameleon on the top right? i aslo got a few warnings like you said above and i believe you did it right.

    to fix media keys you need butler and the config files

    the fix for internal mic and two headphones, gnoilla was the one who created the kext and i don’t take credit for it. make sure you delete ALCinject.kext in system/library/extensions

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    my dvd drive works perfectly and never gave me any burning problems..

    to get the battery meter to show up, you need to download this package from Wolfer
    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda
    it contains a fix for the power management

    Thomas PiccirelloOk, a pretty crazy idea just popped into my head and I think it would be amazing if it worked. Would there be anyway to up the annoying dell mediaconnect button to open itunes or something of the sort. Also, is there any program out there that would let me map out custom functions when a key is pressed. For example, i could set F3 to log me out or something similiar. Also do not forget to respond to my last post :-). As always you can email me at tompic823[@]aol.com

    i think the program Bulter will be able to do it, its a program that we use to control the media keys, you might be able to find a way to change it’s setting.

  202. Wolfer

    Nope. . . when they put ‘SD’ in ‘IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext’, they MEANT it. This kext only seems to enable SD from the Whatever-in-1 reader in the 1525. But, good enough. It’s not like SD’s not a fairly prevalent format at present.

    Tested MMC (since it’s pretty darn close to SD, sans 1 contact). It doesn’t work.

    So there’s that. . .

    — Dave

  203. Thomas Piccirello

    Ok, a pretty crazy idea just popped into my head and I think it would be amazing if it worked. Would there be anyway to up the annoying dell mediaconnect button to open itunes or something of the sort. Also, is there any program out there that would let me map out custom functions when a key is pressed. For example, i could set F3 to log me out or something similiar. Also do not forget to respond to my last post :-). As always you can email me at tompic823[@]aol.com

  204. Thomas Piccirello

    I tried it this time but as usual, I wasn’t able to get the screen to turn on with the new kexts so I just used the ones I already had. Everything went fine, or at least I think. I remove DVI and VID2 and then moved dsdt_fixed.txt and iasl to root. I then ran everything from there and I did not get any access error on the dsdt_fixed. I got 0 errors and 9 warnings if that makes a difference. But, everything booted up normal and I had to use the hot corner to wake the screen. I am going to just consider this a last cause and use my “alternative to sleep trick” unless someone sees something I did wrong in which I will try again. Otherwise, thanks for all of your help.

    Also, my battery meter does not work. I used dell post installer to install the battery meter and the speedstep enabler and then the meter worked once until I restarted. So basically, the only things I don’t have working are ethernet, HDMI, s-video (all three of these are expected to not work), battery meter, internal mic, headphones jacks are very on and off, media keys (play/pause, rewind, fast forward, and stop; volume controls work), mute, and dvd burning always fails but that could just be that Leopard reads the Drive as a third party drive or some crap. If anyone has fixes to any of these please, please let me know. Thanks!

  205. Wolfer

    Ahhh. . . Nothing like rollin’ into the new year with a completely stable 10.5.6, 1525 platform with almost everything working on the laptop — only HDMI, S-Video, & Ethernet (NIC) remain. The minimal audio and card reader (not handling anything but SD) oddities don’t bother me that much. What functionality that is there now is all I needed, really. (I do want to test MMC as it’s not much different from SD and I do have some MMC devices, so I will test and report back my findings.) But, INDEED, an excellent way to head into the new year with this machine. . .

    In regards to the DSDT.AML discussions that have been going on — when correcting the ‘dsdt_fixed.txt’ file and before compiling it again, ONLY the VID2 and DVI declarations need be removed. The rest can stay. Compile up the .aml and copy it to the root. The next reboot, you should have video all the way through the boot process. (Note, you should have completely removed any ‘sleep trick’ apps and be using the stock X3100 drivers before doing the above.)

    Thomas, all I can suggest for you is to get back to an environment that contains no sleep trick app and has the display working with the just the ‘Sleep’ hot corner gig (i.e. your backup sans the sleep trick app). My guess — the DSDT.AML fixed up and recompiled, with Chameleon 1.0.12 installed and you should be in business. The process is fairly painless from “stock X3100 drivers” and the hot corner Sleep to wake the LCD. Remember, only remove VID2 and DVI from the ‘dsdt_fixed.txt’ file before compiling the ‘dsdt.aml’.

    Now. . . to actually contribute something. . . I’ve tested the external RGB output/display (in my case a 24″ Sony GDM-FW900 CRT @ 1900×1200 @ 75Hz) and all is well. This is AFTER tweaking and installing the new DSDT.AML to stop the LCD from sleeping on boot and after making SURE that ‘Mirroring’ was disabled. (Note, if you didn’t catch it before. . . ‘Mirroring’ WILL NOT WORK with the X3100 — yet. So, don’t even check the option should you connect an external display to the RGB output on the 1525! If you do, you’ll always have corrupt output when ‘Detecting Displays’. And, since you need an external display connected to even see the ‘Mirroring’ option, you have no way of turning it off (unchecking it) — UNLESS, you use the below app:

    http://eruvia.org/software/osxmirroring/index.html (Credit to Ian McCall for this great app!)

    Aperature 2, Photoshop CS4, Lightroom 2.2, and Final Cut almost require me to use a larger display than what the 1525 provides, so having this up and working is essential for me!

    Happy new year to all. Good luck in your tweakin’!

    Hope 2009 gives us a Marvell Ethernet driver for this thing so I can stop using my Linksys USB200M v2.1 — which works fine and really is no more hassle than using the internal NIC — but just the same, it would be another thing I wouldn’t need to tote around with me! ;-)

    — Dave

  206. Chris

    you got a “no such file or directory” because the path for the dsdt_fixed.txt is wrong. you can either drag the dsdt_fixed.txt in to terminal like you did for iasl

    or

    find both iasl and dsdt_fixed.txt files and put them in /

    open terminal and then type “/iasl -ta /dsdt_fixed.txt” (no quote)

    see if that would work for you

  207. Thomas Piccirello

    So right now I am trying it with the kexts I currently have. When I get to step 11 on your instructions, no mtter how many times I try I always get an error saying “no such file or directory”

  208. Thomas Piccirello

    Thomas Piccirello

    Chrisi have tried the alternative sleep trick before but it never worked for me, and since then i have started over with a fresh install.

    but i do believe the alternative sleep trick might have something to do with this, erase the sleepdisplay.app, fix the rc.common and try again.

    the thing i did different was I erased all the GMA950kexts and x3100kexts in extension folder and used osx86tool to install the AJ allen x3100 kexts.

    I don’t know if erasing gma950 kext and using osx86tool have anything to do with it. mine works fine after reboot.

    if that still doesn’t work you could try to skip installing the x3100 kext and see what happens. Good luck. let me know how it goes.

    i have gotten 95% of the laptop to work (other than HDMI, Svideo and Ethenet), so let me know if you have any questions.

    I tried it after just deleting sleepdisplay.app but didn’t work so I’ll also try editing rc.common and using the tools you suggested. Once again, thanks!

    So this time I deleted sleepdisplay.app, edited rc.common, removed all 9 display kexts (4 gma950 kexts and 5 x3100 kexts), installed the 6 included kexts including the natit kext using osx86tools, clicked cancel on the “install successful” screen instead of clicking reboot so that I could repair permission, repaired permissions, and rebooted. Upon rebooting, I waited about 2 minutes and until the hard drive activity reached a minimum, and then tried the hot corner. After about 30 attempts (all he attempts were in the right place, the monitor just refused to wake) the screen finally came to life only to show the exact same black screen with two the mouse pointers, one frozen in the top left hand corner of the screen and the other being controlled by me. So now I am going to restore my computer from the backup and just use the kexts I already have installed. I’ll post back with my progress. Once more, is there anything that you see I did or wrong or any suggestions. Thank you.

  209. Thomas Piccirello

    Chrisi have tried the alternative sleep trick before but it never worked for me, and since then i have started over with a fresh install.

    but i do believe the alternative sleep trick might have something to do with this, erase the sleepdisplay.app, fix the rc.common and try again.

    the thing i did different was I erased all the GMA950kexts and x3100kexts in extension folder and used osx86tool to install the AJ allen x3100 kexts.

    I don’t know if erasing gma950 kext and using osx86tool have anything to do with it. mine works fine after reboot.

    if that still doesn’t work you could try to skip installing the x3100 kext and see what happens. Good luck. let me know how it goes.

    i have gotten 95% of the laptop to work (other than HDMI, Svideo and Ethenet), so let me know if you have any questions.

    I tried it after just deleting sleepdisplay.app but didn’t work so I’ll also try editing rc.common and using the tools you suggested. Once again, thanks!

  210. Chris

    i have tried the alternative sleep trick before but it never worked for me, and since then i have started over with a fresh install.

    but i do believe the alternative sleep trick might have something to do with this, erase the sleepdisplay.app, fix the rc.common and try again.

    the thing i did different was I erased all the GMA950kexts and x3100kexts in extension folder and used osx86tool to install the AJ allen x3100 kexts.

    I don’t know if erasing gma950 kext and using osx86tool have anything to do with it. mine works fine after reboot.

    if that still doesn’t work you could try to skip installing the x3100 kext and see what happens. Good luck. let me know how it goes.

    i have gotten 95% of the laptop to work (other than HDMI, Svideo and Ethenet), so let me know if you have any questions.

  211. Thomas Piccirello

    Thomas Piccirello

    ChrisBoot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

    Thanks soooo much Chris. I greatly appreciate it. I would be completely lost without you.

    I tried out this new trick on three different backups but I could never get past the first step. I put the x3100 kexts (there were 5) in the trash, installed the 5 new x3100 kexts and the Natit kext through kexthelper, repaired permissions, and then rebooted. After rebooting, instead of logging in and showing my desktop, it shows a black screen with two mouse pointers on the screen. One is in the top-left corner and is frozen and the other is the one controlled by the trackpad. I don’t know if it makes a difference but I am using the “alternative to the sleep trick” (http://www.espressoreport.com/85/alternative-to-sleep-trick-on-intel-gmax3100/) although to try out this DSDT Override, I turned on auto login because with the alternative that i was using, it brings you to the login screen. Do you think it makes a difference or do you see something I am doing wrong? Thanks again for all your help. Also, if you want you can email me at tompic823@aol.com

  212. Thomas Piccirello

    ChrisBoot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

    Thanks soooo much Chris. I greatly appreciate it. I would be completely lost without you.

  213. Chris

    Boot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

  214. Thomas Piccirello

    Chris

    Thomas PiccirelloHas anyone else besides for souto tried the link that is finally supposed to let us boot without the sleep trick. He says it works great and I am going to backup my system now and try it out but it would be good to see mroe people posting if they did it or not and how it went.

    i can confirm it works in 10.5.2. no more hot corner bs

    Can you please help me. I don’t know where the default display & framebuffer kexts are. Could you please help me. Thanks!

  215. mbebop

    New sleep trick fix is the next thing on my to do list, after I figure out what’s going on with time machine/kernel panics. I want a solid backup before I try anything new.

  216. Thomas Piccirello

    soutoRegarding my last post: It works like a charm!

    Does anyone has the chance to try to use this hack and connect the computer to an external monitor?
    I suspect that it will finally work. This would be (extremely) handy for external projectors, dual monitor, etc.

    How did you manage to get it working? I tried but failed miserably. Could use please email me at tompic823@aol.com or just post back here. Thanks!

  217. Thomas Piccirello

    Tried installing 10.5.6 on my backup and I followed all the steps but for some reason, after it boots up, it restarts right before it hits the login screen. Booting with update -v bring up a whole bunch of issues and then freezes after stating the kernel version and system model name

  218. Chris

    Thomas PiccirelloHas anyone else besides for souto tried the link that is finally supposed to let us boot without the sleep trick. He says it works great and I am going to backup my system now and try it out but it would be good to see mroe people posting if they did it or not and how it went.

    i can confirm it works in 10.5.2. no more hot corner bs

  219. Thomas Piccirello

    Has anyone else besides for souto tried the link that is finally supposed to let us boot without the sleep trick. He says it works great and I am going to backup my system now and try it out but it would be good to see mroe people posting if they did it or not and how it went.

  220. Steren

    soutoI’ve tried to use the kext for the cardreader but it doesn’t seem to work.

    Are there differente card readers for the Dell Inspiron 1525? How can I know which one is mine?

    Thanks.

    What type of card are you using? seems that only regular SD cards are supported.

    You can view information of your card reader downloading osx86tools from here:

    http://pcwizcomputer.com/osx86tools/

    In the “System and Computer part” select “View PCI Device/Vendor ID” follow instructions, probably need to reboot, select again and run LSPCI. Then search for “SD Host Controller”.

    Mine shows this:

    02:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)

    If yours shows something else, probably have other type of card reader.

  221. Thomas Piccirello

    soutoI’ve tried to use the kext for the cardreader but it doesn’t seem to work.

    Are there differente card readers for the Dell Inspiron 1525? How can I know which one is mine?

    Thanks.

    The one posted is the one for the Inspiron 1525. All you have to do is install it with kext helper and then reboot. It should then work great. Just make sure you got the one on post #52 on Page 3

  222. souto

    I’ve tried to use the kext for the cardreader but it doesn’t seem to work.

    Are there differente card readers for the Dell Inspiron 1525? How can I know which one is mine?

    Thanks.

  223. mbebop

    Hello all,

    Just got back from vacation, and was extremely happy to see all the breakthroughs popping up here on the site. Coming back to fully working SD Card Reader and HDA kexts is truly great, thanks to everyone who had a hand in making that happen! I’ve updated to 10.5.6 and installed the kexts in the included package without too much trouble. Again, thanks to everyone involved.

    That said, I’ve got two problems that need some attention:

    -Just prior to update from 10.5.5 (after the dsdt and chameleon prep) and continuing into 10.5.6, my audio doesn’t work following restart. It works the restart after I install the HDAEnabler and AppleHDA kexts (using the newest versions of both, with ALCInject deleted), but doesn’t hold in other restarts. Strangely, audio works after I wake the computer up from sleep (Using the superhai sleep fix still, with EHCISleepEnabler.kext and modded IOUSBFamily.kext). So, its something I can work around, but it’s annoying and I’d like to fix it so it’s loading on startup every time.

    -The biggest problem, and the one I’d like to fix most quickly; Time Machine is broken. Connecting the external causes a kernel panic and requires me to restart the computer. I applied the Time Machine fix just after installing 10.5.6; it worked and I was even able to back up once, if at very slow speed (had only installed AppleAHCIPlatform and WiFi/Audio drivers, hadn’t yet installed drivers to fix USB). I have no idea why its causing kernel panics now, but I’m installing a new HD soon and I want a more current backup of my configuration, so I can just restore and not have to fix anything again.

    Thanks again everyone, and have a happy new year!!!

  224. Thomas Piccirello

    Ok. So i installed the “new” applehda posted with kexthelper, repaired permission, rebooted, installed applehda from mediafire, repaired permission, and rebooted but internal mic works great but sound output does not. It shows as working but no sounds comes out through internal speakers or through headphone jacks

  225. Thomas Piccirello

    Thank you so much for the fix for the SD card reader. I was wanting this so bad for so long. Thank you so much.

  226. Wolfer

    Steren, yeah. . . found ‘“IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext.zip’ the other day as well — in one of the Dell post-installer packages (1.4, I think). Thing works great. Easy install. Tested a 2GB SD card out of my Canon Elph and it works great. . . Mounts right up, read speeds seem fine.

    The latest GenericCPUPowerManagement Kext from http://superhai.com/darwin.html also works great (I’ve only tested on 10.5.6). Geekbench result is about the same with or without, but at idle or surfing/reading mail/or not doing much, I clock down to 800Mhz on each core and extend the battery out A LOT longer! There’s a helper app to show you what the machine is doing; it also allows you to step out of “auto SpeedStep” mode if you wish.

    Lots of progress made this week. . . Great way to head into the new year!!

    And, everyone, none of these updates — sound/mic, card reader, SpeedStep, sleep trick, etc. require 10.5.6. They “should” work on any version of 10.5.x.

    — Dave

  227. Kyle

    Installed AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext and the internal mic is working! Great news! My system didn’t have AppleAzalia.kext. Not sure what else these updated patches provide, but this is great progress!

    Thanks again for all the hard work!!!

  228. gbonilla

    Did you use the new HDAEnabler.kext from here

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=142521&start=0&p=1010970&#entry1010970

    Make sure to install that and delete AppleAzalia.kext

  229. showtyme

    Hi..
    I have a dell 1525 running hackintosh 10.5.4 Is the internel mic fix only for 10.5.6. I tryed to install it and now I have no sound.

    I reinstalled the kexts I had before but still no sound….Tryed update -v and -v -f -x on another try and still nothing…….I used the kext helper to install them….How do I uninstall them…..Buy the way…I think the internal mic was recoqnized…..I saw it in the system preferences and when I was speaking the lights were moving….but I had no sound…

    Could I please get an ideal of how to fix….??

    Thanks

    Showtye

  230. Steren

    gbonillaSteren make sure you have AppleAzalia.kext deleted and get the new version of HDAEnabler.kext you can find a new one here

    Thank you!! now is working great.

    In terms of the card reader, did you get it working? and if so what did you do and are you in 10.5.5 or 10.5.6?

    Yes is working, only tested a microsd card, read and write speed seems good.

    Just download “IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext.zip” from here (direct link to post, i dont take credits for it)

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=132679&view=findpost&p=1012926

    Intall with kexthelper, reboot.

    Im on 10.5.6 updated from iDeneb v1.3.

  231. souto

    Regarding my last post: It works like a charm!

    Does anyone has the chance to try to use this hack and connect the computer to an external monitor?
    I suspect that it will finally work. This would be (extremely) handy for external projectors, dual monitor, etc.

  232. souto

    SterenSorry for double post, but got more good news :)

    Following the guide of this post got rid of the sleep trick!

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=135184&hl=

    If updated to 10.5.6 following Wolfer guide, just jump to step 9 and ignore the AGP parts, they dont appear.

    Now screen changes work without problems.

    This is absolutely great!! I will test it ASAP.

    Thanks.

  233. gbonilla

    It should work on any version of 10.5 No other updates needed.

  234. Kyle

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    Wow this is great work!!! Is this only working on 10.5.6 or can this patch be used on 10.5.5? Are there any other updates we need besides the new HDAEnabler file?

  235. gbonilla

    Steren make sure you have AppleAzalia.kext deleted and get the new version of HDAEnabler.kext you can find a new one here

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=142521&start=0&p=1010970&#entry1010970

    In terms of the card reader, did you get it working? and if so what did you do and are you in 10.5.5 or 10.5.6?

  236. Steren

    Sorry for double post, but got more good news :)

    Following the guide of this post got rid of the sleep trick!

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=135184&hl=

    If updated to 10.5.6 following Wolfer guide, just jump to step 9 and ignore the AGP parts, they dont appear.

    Now screen changes work without problems.

  237. Steren

    Here you can find a working kext for the Card Reader

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=8769889019ee41b7a05f9115b6447827&showtopic=132679&st=0

    First page is not updated, the driver last version is in post 52.
    Tested and working with a minisd kingston 2 gb with sd adapter.

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.
    ww.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1′ rel=”nofollow”>http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    I deleted ALCInject.kext but in second reboot lost sound, if delete HDAEnabler.kext the sound icon is missing and sound dont work, any ideas?

    Sorry for my bad english

  238. Wolfer

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    Yeah, my fault. . . I had to remove ALCInject.kext and *update* my HDAEnabler.kext. Should have — again — been a bit more clear. ;) Thanks for the new kext. I’m on to test it right now! ‘Presh!

  239. gbonilla

    Wolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

  240. Wolfer

    Wolfer

    gbonillaSorry about being so anal about it. I just read your post and thought you were taking the credit for it and I sort of got peeved. I know you’re just trying to help and thanks for that!

    gbonilla (thanks for the understanding, by the way), the kext you posted is great and works much better than any other “9228” kexts I’ve tried on the 1525. Plus, having the internal mic now working is A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT! Much thanks! But, I’ve run into an issue. . .

    The only time the kext seems to operate after reboot/restart is if I clear all kext/system caches and rebuild them prior to restarting the machine. A “normal” reboot will only present in having the sound inoperable once again.

    Any ideas how I might clear this up and make the kext’s loading and operation consistent? I’m using HDAEnabler.kext along with your kext. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I’d hate to have to go back to a way inferior audio kext for this machine! Having to clear the caches everytime is not very productive though.

    Thanks!

    [SOLVED] Removed ALCInject.kext and HDAEnabler.kext. All is fine now. Again, super work. I really dig having the mic available now!

  241. Wolfer

    gbonillaSorry about being so anal about it. I just read your post and thought you were taking the credit for it and I sort of got peeved. I know you’re just trying to help and thanks for that!

    gbonilla (thanks for the understanding, by the way), the kext you posted is great and works much better than any other “9228” kexts I’ve tried on the 1525. Plus, having the internal mic now working is A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT! Much thanks! But, I’ve run into an issue. . .

    The only time the kext seems to operate after reboot/restart is if I clear all kext/system caches and rebuild them prior to restarting the machine. A “normal” reboot will only present in having the sound inoperable once again.

    Any ideas how I might clear this up and make the kext’s loading and operation consistent? I’m using HDAEnabler.kext along with your kext. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I’d hate to have to go back to a way inferior audio kext for this machine! Having to clear the caches everytime is not very productive though.

    Thanks!

  242. gbonilla

    Sorry about being so anal about it. I just read your post and thought you were taking the credit for it and I sort of got peeved. I know you’re just trying to help and thanks for that!

  243. Trovaocap

    Anybody tried use the 10.5.5 pre and post update files?

  244. Wolfer

    Hey Wolfer would you happen to know where you got that kext from? cause it looks exactly like the one I posted on Insanelymac, and I’m just curious.

    gbonilla, that audio kext is the one from InsanelyMac. I did play with it (for hours) to try and enable the right external output, but was not successful. And, I didn’t want to link to the InsanelyMac download as I’m sure it’s against their rules.

    Just know, that in NO WAY did not mean to not give credit or assume credit for creating this kext! I was just trying to have this forum be a place where kexts could be tested, obtained directly from one location, and be specifically aimed at the 1525 — since they’re scattered pretty much all over the place on InsanelyMac. (There’s a good chance without a central place to discuss the 1525 that a lot of functionality, drivers, etc. would go unnoticed.)

    So, FULL CREDIT to you (gbonilla), XBC, and all others for your help, diligence, and time in creating the kext. I’ll be sure to be more clear and give credit if and when redistributing kexts in the future. I hope you understand and don’t take offense.

    For what it’s worth, I did play and test this kext extensively under 10.5.6 and it works well. I use it in conjunction with Audio Hijack Pro to increase my system volume; it works fine with the Soundflower driver. I did notice that I needed to clean up my system, kext, and user cache to get it to work consistently, but once having done that, it’s consistent so far.

    Have a good holiday!

    — Dave

  245. souto

    Anyone knows how to solve the “Sleepimage has garbage” issue?

  246. Richard

    *** NOTE ***

    If anyone needs a permanent host for files, drivers, kexts, etc. (Anything not legal property of Apple, Inc.), please send me an e-mail and I’ll give you a new address from espressoreport.com to post so that all this great data doesn’t “expire” with free upload services. (Files hosted on espressoreport.com will only work on espressoreport.com comments and articles).

    You can e-mail me at mh ** at ** espressoreport (… you know the rest)

    Thanks!

  247. gbonilla

    Hey Wolfer would you happen to know where you got that kext from? cause it looks exactly like the one I posted on Insanelymac, and I’m just curious.

  248. Spencer

    Hey, Im on a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I just tried going from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 I decided to just use the 10.5.5 way of getting rid of the Power Managment Bundle. Restarted twice using “-v -f” everything was good, but then I tried typing, the keyboard didnt work. I’m back on Vista or now. -.-

    Just wanted let you guys know that.

  249. Wolfer

    Anyone want their internal mic to work on the 1525?

    Enjoy this present. . .

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda

    Install kexts, repair permissions, blah, blah, and enjoy the built in mic — finally! Now I can Skype without having to use my Bluetooth headset anymore! Yeah!

    Happy holidays!

    — Dave

  250. Wolfer

    Christian et al,

    All I can tell you is that MANY people posted that AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext should be removed/renamed (i.e. not loaded) once 10.5.6 is successfully installed. Even though there is a kext installed to “disable” it, people were still noticing that it was causing issues — excessive CPU usage, heat, fans blazing, etc.

    Also, I was incorrect to post that /OIBackup should *always* contain kexts. It only did for me as, as I said originally, I already had the defensive kexts installed on my system; so, the backup directory contained the ones already installed on my system prior to running the OSx86 Universal Installer. Anyway, you should have all the defensive kexts listed in the OSx86 Universal Installer in your /Extensions directory now. This is really all that counts. And, for what it’s worth, if you didn’t and AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext is present, you wouldn’t be running at all, so they must be installed.

    In the end, 10.5.6 presented two issues that I haven’t been able to solve completely yet — and, to me, they are hardly showstoppers. One, I can’t get the ‘Trackpad’ option to present in the Mouse/Keyboard sys. prefs. pane any longer (even though I still have tap to click using my old ApplePS2Controller.kext) and there is NO power management kext/bundle combo that I’ve found yet that will give you back the “better performance, normal, power saving or custom” options when right clicking on the battery. The best you’ll get is time to discharge/charge and whether or not you’re on battery or power adapter, which again, is fine with me. All of these power options can still be controlled via the ‘Energy Saver’ option in the sys. prefs. pane.

    I’m *sure* there will be fixes for all of these sooner or later, and again, since they aren’t showstoppers in my book, I’m not to worried about it. 10.5.6 gives me better performance, updates for my ProTools apps that I wouldn’t have been able to get via Software Update without being at 10.5.6, so all in all, the update was well worth it for me.

    — Dave

  251. Cristian

    Dave,
    I’m back again to tell you that I believe you are right with CPU eating…. This morning I played a while with my new Leopard 10.2.6 and I noticed that baterry was discharging faster than usual, a minute of discharging on the screen was actually less than a real minute…. I calculated for 40 real minutes which in terms of batery metter was 60 minutes usage. So, I took the chance and renamed AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext with ‘other’. I will see in the afternoon the results and come back to post the feedback.
    One question: I’ve noticed that after having installed original power management bundle and then power management fix provided by you I have no longer options in batery metter such as better performance, normal, power saving or custom. Can you tell me where I was wrong?
    Thanks is advance !

  252. Wolfer

    Okay. . . Just to show that the upgrade did, in fact, improve things, here’s a 10.5.5 Geekbench2 result to 10.5.6 (difference in days was 10.5.5 to 10.5.6). Pretty darn good improvement! My 1525 is now on a par with an older Core2Duo 1.8GHz MacBook Pro — and, I’m only on a 1.6GHz Pentium Dual Core!

    I just wanted to somehow objectively prove that the speed and snappiness I was seeing was “real.”

    http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/5017/geekbenchce6.png

    And, once “optimizing” things, I don’t notice anymore heat, CPU, fan use, etc. than I did before. So, in my opinion the 10.5.6 upgrade was *well* worth the effort. Not to mention, like I said before, the defensive kexts, new EFI implementation, etc. should improve things in themselves and make future upgrading even easier.

    Good luck, everybody. . . Hope you end up seeing the same.

    — Dave

  253. Cristian

    Dave,
    First of all my OIBackup folder created by OSx86 Universal installer does not contain any ‘defensive’ kext files. It is empty since I applied that patch. So, at this point I don’t know if renaming /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext will still keep the machine OK. Anyway, I am just a beginner and it took me such a lot of time to make 10.5.6 working that I hardly want to try something I don’t now. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t put your words on doubt but until i learn how I can restore the complete system using Time Machine or something else I would not try any change. Maybe you can give me an advice to this point. However, what’s the point in renaming this kext file. Could I just delete this kext file?
    Regarding trackpad.. well maybe I wrongly understood the Richard issue. I don’t have trackpad option in pref/pane either. I thought he had the same problem with me when the trackpad became unclickable and didn’t noticed the machine went to sleep. But I will keep googling trying to find what others discovered on this topic
    Have a nice day!
    Cristian

  254. Wolfer

    Hey Christian,

    Rename AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. It’s no longer needed, and is more than likely what is causing your machine to run hot and eat CPU when it doesn’t really need to. The “defensive” kexts supposedly disable this file, however, many have seen it still cause issues with CPU use/heat, etc. So, it’s best to get it out the picture. Let me know what you find out once having done this. . .

    NOW. . . What did you do to get the ‘Trackpad’ option back in System Preferences? No matter what I did (FFScroll, the ApplePS2Controller.kext patch, etc.), I could never get this feature to appear in the Mouse/Keyboard pref. pane.

    — Dave

  255. Cristian

    Well, Richard
    Let me post the latest development. My Dell seemed to be overheated just at the time we installed all kexts to bring it to work and also after having installed other programs. Once I shut down the computer I left it for 10 minutes and then come back. Well, everything is now OK, normal temperature like before, including fan activity.
    Regarding trackpad, I experienced the same issues.. but because I knew what determined so I was able to restore it. The problem was that the computer was put in the ‘sleep state’ even I didn’t noticed. What I suggest you is to click on the apple and click the sleep. I personally noticed the click instantly came back as before. It worth trying and pls let me know if yours starts to work after that.
    At the end, few impressions on 10.5.6: I subscribe to Dave report: My dell works faster and seems to be more ‘reliable’ in terms of programs functions.. more robust i say….
    So good luck to everyone. Dave’s kexts were the lifebuoy into the 10.5.6… Thx Dave once again. :)
    Have a nice weekend.
    regards
    Cristian

  256. Richard

    I’m actually still on 10.5.5 since my recovery from a failed 10.5.6 update I dived into without thinking.

    Funny you should mention trackpads because I’m having issues with mine reverting the “Click” option to off randomly — it’s weird and I think it has something to do with FFScroll. I’m still looking into it but I didn’t have this issue on my previous, original installation. As far as the CPU activity, again — I’m not sure about 10.5.6 and due to some upcoming holiday business, I won’t be upgrading to 10.5.6 until after the holidays.

    Good luck!

  257. Cristian

    Richard

    CristianDear Dave,
    As I am a beginner pls tell me if I can instal kext files provided in your package with kexthelper software. Or is there any program I should use instead?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    regards
    Cristian

    KextHelper’s the one!: http://www.cheetha.net/Kext_Helper/Software.html

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that this program is the gold standard for easily installing kexts and making sure everything’s a-okay.

    Hi, Richard
    Nice to see you back :)
    Well I installed all kexts with kexthelper… everything seems to be OK. However my inspiron 1525 have to issues as far as I guess….
    Firstly, there is no more trakpad options in System preference menu even if it functions OK
    Secondly, I suspect an increased processor activity without running programs,.. my fan is continuously spinning comparing with its activity in 10.5.5 when it rest for some time. I think the 10.5.6 package is overheating ….
    Do you have any idea of that.. What’s your dell behaviour ?
    Thanks
    Cristian

  258. Richard

    Cristian
    Dear Dave,
    As I am a beginner pls tell me if I can instal kext files provided in your package with kexthelper software. Or is there any program I should use instead?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    regards
    Cristian

    KextHelper’s the one!: http://www.cheetha.net/Kext_Helper/Software.html

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that this program is the gold standard for easily installing kexts and making sure everything’s a-okay.

  259. souto

    So was I, so was I. ;)

  260. Cristian

    Dear Dave,
    As I am a beginner pls tell me if I can instal kext files provided in your package with kexthelper software. Or is there any program I should use instead?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    regards
    Cristian

  261. Stevie

    Hey Souto, Thanks a bunch for the tip!! I am so glad I don’t have to reinstall everything over again.

  262. souto

    Stevie,

    I had the same exact problem, I deduced it was a faulty IOAHCI.kext installation.
    So, just go to the BIOS of your computer, expand Onboard Devices (I think, I don’t remember) and go to SATA Drive Operation Mode. Set the mode from AHCI to ATA.
    You should now be able to boot to OSX.

    Reinstall the IOAHCI.kext and the other one (AppleAHCI.kext, I think), reboot, go to the BIOS again and change the mode back to AHCI, reboot and cross fingers :)

    This did the trick for me.

  263. Stevie

    Thanks Dave for the kexts package. But I encountered a problem in that after following your directions to update to 10.5.6 (from iDeneb 10.5.5), my Dell 1525 (same as Richard’s specs) can’t boot anymore. I get the message “still waiting for root device” I have tried using “rd=diskXsY” but that has failed as well. Any ideas on what caused this issue and solutions? Thanks in advance.

  264. Wolfer

    Okay. . . Put a quick package together. It contains all you’ll need to get back to a good running state, have all your devices working, etc.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7f84da0b0520e9bfd2db6fb9a8902bda

    mbebop, AppleACPIPlatform.kext is what is going to be responsible for fixing your keyboard/trackpad, aka. your PS/2 stuff. So, get the one in this package loaded and you should be good to roll.

    I did find that as good as IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext was, it doesn’t play happy with 10.5.6 and causes random kernel panics, so I’d stay away from it (or delete it) until there’s an update. I think that Superhai has a GenericCPUPowerManagement.kext if you feel insistent on playing with SpeedStepping your Hackbook on 10.5.6, but I’m not sure his would work correctly either now that Apple is digging down deep into the RTC.

    I can’t speak for the Trackpad plug-in working (I just copied it from Richard’s original pack). I didn’t test it, but figured that it would need reloaded, so I included it. Someone can test and let know. If it doesn’t work, someone else yet can find us all another solution! ;-)

    Oh yeah. . . There is no order in which things should be loaded, but one thing — the PowerManagment (to get your battery meter back) contains an older AppleACPIPlatform.kext than the main one that should be used for this update, so make sure you run the PowerManagment fix and then load the later and greater AppleACPIPlatform.kext.

    Good luck!

    — Dave

  265. mbebop

    so I rolled back to 10.5.5 to wait for kexts for 10.5.6, and I’ve noticed something. Just before it loads up OSX, the new chameleon bootloader goes through the messages:

    Starting hibernate mode
    Sleepimage is garbage
    Aborting hibernate mode

    Or some such thing, then boots OSX normally. It seems like Darwin is making fun of me, as my system doesn’t have natural sleep, I’ve had to use the Superhai method. I would of course, love to have normal sleep working, as it just works better. Figured this might have something to do with the hibernatefile in root, and sure enough, I don’t even have one there.
    Would one of you with sleep working by default mind sending me your hibernatefile, so I can try dropping that in my root and see if it fixes sleep? Email is mbenn16@gmail.com. I would greatly appreciate it.

  266. BlurKing

    I updated my Lenovo 3000 Y410 succesfully without the dsdt.aml… Fassl’s DSDT patcher failed to make a dsdt.aml file but patched RTC, so I just installed without knowing it would work. Now my audio is screwed up and my shutdown/restart too. Sleep still like 10.5.5, sleep then immediately wake, Intel GMA X3100 graphics still working fine. Safari seems snappier in 10.5.6…

  267. mbebop

    Decided to go ahead and take the plunge, made it into 10.5.6 without any trouble (Thanks Wolfer for all the great info!). Fixed audio and WiFi with old kexts, fixed sleep again using the superhai method.

    Tried connecting my external Time Machine drive and got kernel panic; might be due to USB running at low speed or the Time Machine problem you mentioned. Either way, installing Time Machine fixes I’ve used in the past didn’t fix her up, nor did the fix in the UI installer.
    Keyboard and trackpad aren’t working as expected, tried installing old PS2 kexts but no luck; I’d imagine the new PS2 we need will be way different due to the new updates apple’s made to the trackpad pref panes.

    So, since I don’t have an external keyboard handy, I’ll be spending some time in GAAAHHHHH VISTA, at least until a fix for the keyboard has been found. Good luck, I’ll be eagerly awaiting updates on fixes and kexts.

  268. Wolfer

    Well…

    During real work and “fun work” throughout the day, I got the 10.5.6 update installed on the 1525 and corrected all the issues I noted above. Yes… my O.C.D. kicked in and it became a challenge I just had to get solved. Hell, the real hard work was already done!

    Here’s the proof — with all the icons/menubar showing their “working” and operational states:

    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/5908/leopard1056or0.png

    Note, there’s a new kernel (9.6.0) along with the update. Make sure after installation that the ‘system.kext’ contents reflects referencing this latest kernel (info.plist) — you want them to match up.

    Most of the work revolved around finding the right kexts to replace and correct the audio, the wireless, the USB issues, some AHCI inconsistencies, work around not having any laptop mouse/keyboard (the easiest way to handle this problem is find yourself a USB keyboard and mouse until you get the laptop’s working again; I have an old iMac USB keyboard that’s small and works great for this stuff), fixing the broken Time Machine, and lastly, getting your power management (battery meter) working and back up on the menubar again. Not too much, huh?!

    I was careful and replaced only what was necessary. I didn’t want to just take a ton of past kexts and throw them in there and loose out on what benefits the update might have provided.

    I know I said earlier that moving to 10.5.6 wasn’t all that important, but what’s installed to support it IS! This is what I liked about the update; I liked what was required to be installed to support the update more than the update itself. Ultimately, it’s going to improve your Hackbook 1525 experience probably more than the update does (although, I won’t discount that Apple did correct quite a bit in 10.5.6).

    After getting things in place, there’s no doubt that the machine seems to operate faster and more fluid. The new PC_EFI v9 and Chameleon 1.0.12 update along with the ‘dsdt.aml’ patch is going to make our machines potentially much more “upgradeble” in the future; the fake EFI implementation has been greatly improved. With this and the defensive kexts, we’re all that much closer to real Macbooks.

    Your choice, but there’s a Delta Update download avilable from Apple’s site:

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL752/MacOSXUpd10.5.6.dmg

    Many OSx86’ers have said that they’ve had smoother experiences using this than having tried to update via the Software Update app.

    I’m brain cooked for the day, but give me a day or so and I’ll post a step-by-step and arrange a nice, tight package of kexts and other stuff that can be downloaded for post update install. This should allow you to get things up an running in no time once the update is actually installed.

    In the meantime, find that USB keyboard and mouse ;-) ; it’s going to be that or installing kexts from one ‘working’ boot volume to the new, upgraded volume — aka. a pain in the @$$ — that is, if you even have another working volume to operate from.

    Until later. . .

    Peace!

    — Dave

  269. Genaro Bonilla

    I did the DSDT patching and everything downloaded the update and I was about to do it when I chickened out, I don’t think I can handle starting over.

  270. Wolfer

    Well. . . On and off today while doing real work and I’m done. Everything is working as far as I can tell — even most of what everyone on InsanelyMac was saying 10.5.6 broke.

    I got every issue I originally listed resolved. The proof:

    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/5908/leopard1056or0.png

    And, even though I didn’t want to do this originally, I think the machine is actually running faster, is going to me more “upgradeable” come new updates, and without question has a much better EFI implementation in place.

    I’ll post a step-by-step and a package of kexts for the 1525 soon.

    — Dave

  271. Crìstean MacMhìcheil

    I think I’ll wait a while before upgrading as it seems that it is not just hackintoshes that are having problems. TUAW has reported that many people are experiencing problems, including the author of the article:

    I tried to upgrade to 10.5.6 yesterday and I left the computer on to do the upgrade while I went back to work. When I came back, it has the normal window up that says “configuring installation” and from there it just starts and hangs.

    I have just downloaded the latest update (10.5.6) and then rebooted my iMac, next the software Update box appeared on screen as usual, saying: Installing 1 item, configuring Installation. Then the Blue progress bar started to move to the right, went about 1/4 of an inch and stopped there, I left the iMac running for two hours and the progress blue bar had not moved.

    My Mac gets to preparing installation then nothing… Left it there all night in case I was being impatient but this morning still preparing install?

  272. Derek

    This doesn’t sound TOO bad.

  273. Richard

    I’m holding out on 10.5.5 until I can run a full backup later today or tomorrow. I’m still re-installing key applications such as Adobe CS4 and Final Cut.

  274. zach

    I have it installed but I am running into issues with my X3100 card again (this is on a Dell 1420)

  275. Genaro Bonilla

    eeek I was thinking about doing it this morning but I’m in the middle of finals week and the last thing I need is my system getting messed up on me.