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    Anyone with any clue on which for this with everything working?
    Gone out of my mind tyring to find lol.

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    Well, I had heard good things about iATKOS v7, which is pretty new and has updated bootloaders, patches and kexts.

    I tried it on my Vostro 1400 (nVidia 8400M GS, no camera, no bluetooth) with very mixed results. It is currently dead, however, because some combination of kext fiddling, Software Update, or maybe even software install (iPhone dev kit) may have broken it. I'm going to try ONE LAST TIME to get it up and running, though. That said, here's my experience:

    First off, the bootloader for the installer randomly kernel panics. I have to boot over and over and over again to get the installer to catch. Once it does, I'm in good shape and the install will always succeed.

    Here are my options:

    1) Bootloader - Chameleon 2
    2) Patches -
    • /Extras
    • DSDT
    • Apple Decrypter
    • Disabler

    3) Drivers -
    • VGA -> nVidia -> Enabler -> Natit (nvEnabler will not give you Quartz Extreme)
    • System -> SATA/IDE -> AHCI
    • Intel Speedstep
    • Sound -> VoodooHDA
    • Keyboard/Mouse -> VoodooPS2 WITHOUT trackpad. There's a known bug that causes the mouse pointer to go haywire when the trackpad plugin is enabled.
    • Laptop Battery
    • Wireless -> Broadcom (note, if you have an Intel wireless chipset, you may be out of luck)
    • NTFS-3G (for kicks since I might want to be able to read a Windows 7 partition)


    From this, here's what doesn't work:
    • Shutdown/Restart. The operating system will properly halt, but then you have to hold down the power button until the unit physically turns off.
    • Sleep is gimped with two major problems:
      1. Sound is corrupted on restore. This is fixed by loading and unloading the VoodooHDA sound driver with the kextunload/kextload commands. Some folks download SleepWatcher and include these commands in the rc.sleep and rc.wake
      2. The trackpad stops accepting tap-to-click.
    • The Broadcom BCM5906M Fast Ethernet adapter has no drivers at all. The other drivers provided won't work at all, so don't bother. I'm waiting until either I can justify spending $30 on a USB ethernet dongle or until the driver is available. We'll see which wins.


  3. What totally works and is awesome:
    • World of Warcraft - oh yes, with full 3D acceleration and what appears to be zero performance issues compared to its Windows counterpart.
    • Wireless - With the Broadcom wireless, networking worked out of the box. It was beautiful. To the best of my knowledge it's pretty stable.
    • Software Update. This is assuming that it wasn't my last update that killed the system. I don't think it was because the update was only for Safari and I couldn't Google up any evidence indicating that Safari updates kill Hackintoshes.
    • iTunes
    • USB - both my 8GB stick and my Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000 headset worked beautifully.
    • Ventrilo for Mac


    Harsh Lessons
    • Don't go overboard installing applications until you get the basic functionality that you want down. Installing WoW took the better part of a day and has now proven to be a wasted effort because I'm going to have to nuke the Hackintosh install. Wait until you're done hackint kexts and such before you dive into major software setup.
    • Before you modify kexts, take a backup! Use OSX86 Tools.
    • After you modify kexts, make sure you reboot with the -f option to clear out the kext cache.
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    Just thought id say thanks! Got OSX running but had to use iDeneb instead and install alot of things manually.

    Does anyone know if Software Update works with iDeneb builds? ive done iTunes and Safari updates... just the OSX update left.... which i dont wanna do unless im sure it wont break it...

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    Default Successful distro for dell 1400

    Hey guyz,
    I have successfully running IPC 10.5.6 final on my dell vostro 1400.
    Everything working with Q/E support enabled.
    When you boot from dvd it will stuck at IPAC or something, hit enter n you'll be good to go.
    Selected packeges:
    ICHxx chipset
    GMA 945/X3100 graphic whichever work for u
    sigmatel 9228,intitially wont work but u need to find dell post installer.
    ps2 keyboard fix
    usb fix
    dont select anything else. when u done installing, try to boot into verbose mode with -V.
    On laptop ur blue screen will be black immediatelly after booting. Juz power off ur laptop and close ur laptop lid(verticle panel) and look at the LED untill it flash slowely. then open the panel u'll see ur 10.5.6, then update using netkas update methos to 10.5.7.

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