Hey Thanks for your help!!!
Originally Posted by f41qu3
I have fixed most of those things by now:
SLEEP: Vostro Sleep Hack
About half way down the page, in a small post, there's a download link on teh page http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.p...c=97966&st=460
None of the other hacked kernels fixed the sleep. It always went to sleep, then woke up instantly, but this crack fixed it using the vanilla kernel (some USB-wake up call was messing it up).
It now sleeps properly, but has a few problems. After waking up:
- shutdown doesnt work (would be nice to fix)
- sound doesnt work (any fixes?)
- Ethernet doesnt work (also would like to fix)
WIRELESS: Dell Post-Installer
I did search for kexts for this particular model, but such searches revealed much despair. the Bcm43xx_enabler.kext doesnt work (according to what I read) but a modded one in the Dell Post-Installer does. I recommend this to everyone with a Dell, just use it carefully. You dont need to install everything! It can be downloaded from: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966
One problem is that when restarting in windows and going into MacOS disables the wireless card: MacOS can't find it at all! But that's solved by shutting down cold, or restarting in MacOS.
This didnt manage to work like it said it would, but it gave me a link to the kext, which I downloaded and implemented. I recommend this thing in addition to Onyx as good tweaking tools.
You can get it from: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.p...63&mode=linear
There are some drawbacks:
- Ethernet works only when powered on with the cable plugged in (a nuisance, but livable)
- Ethernet doesnt work after sleep (would be nice to fix)
MIC: Still Searching
I'm willing to help test and develop a working ALC268 kext... I'm just clueless as to how. If I could get in touch with someone who could guide me, I'm sure a solution could be found...
EJECT BUTTON and other media buttons: Dell Post Installer (see above)
CARD READER: Confused Here
I did see that Chunan post, and read through the entire thread (whew!). Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I understood:
- Chunan's fix is for the ExpressCard Slot (the one like the PCI card slot)
- It doesnt work for the SD/MMC Card Reader
I'm hoping I'm wrong, and that his fix would magically fix everything, but I"m still not sure. I have yet to try it anyway. Also, I have no way of checking the Express Card bay.
TAP TO CLICK: Works!
(EDITED) But only after I send it to sleep, and wake it up again, which kills the sound.
SPEEDSTEP: Dell Post Installer
I also executed some code to make speedstep start automatically with root priveleges, but I cant find it
Did I forget anything?
Thank you for any tips,