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Samsung N310 ideas?
Hi I am about to buy samsung n310. it has 950 chipset and Wireless LAN Atheros® Wifi 802.11b.g. i think this netbook might work well like the mini9 did. any ideas?
the N310 Mini-Notebook N310 - N series - notebook computers | SAMSUNG
full spec here
Processor Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.6GHz)
533MHz FSB with 512KB Cache
Main Chipset Main Chipset Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
Memory System Memory 1GB
(1 x 1GB) DDR2 800MHz
Memory Slot 1 x Slot SODIMM
Display LCD 10.1" WSVGA Glare (1024 x 600) SuperBright© Gloss LED Display
Graphic Graphic Memory 128MB Integrated Graphics
Graphic Processor Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Multimedia Sound HD (High Definition) Audio
Multimedia Player EDS (Enhanced Digital Sound) Effect
Speaker 3 watts Stereo Speakers (1.5 watts x 2)
Integrated Camera 1.3 Mega Pixel Digital Motion Camera
Storage HDD 160GB SATA 5400RPM
Communication Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100
Wireless LAN Atheros® Wifi 802.11b.g
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
I/O Port VGA Yes
Internal Mic Yes
USB 3 x USB 2.0
Multi Card Slot 3 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
DC-In (Power Port) Yes
Input Keyboard Type 84 Key with Silver Nano technology (Anti-Bacterial Keyboard)
Touch Pad, Touch Screen Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)
Still a work in progress, but the N310 is surprisingly capable of running OS X. I haven't tested everything yet but it's pretty damn functional. I have 10.5.8 running. The only thing I've noticed so far that's problematic is the lack of WiFi. WiFi and sound are the big ones for me. Sound works fine, though I haven't had a chance to try with headphones yet. Sleep actually works, which is really nice change from that not exactly working very well with other netbooks I've messed with. I thought it was going to be a waste of time, honestly, and I'd never have a good installation of OS X on it but I was surprised. It works much better than I thought. With a swapped WiFi card or a USB WiFi adapter, it's very usable.
Can you please post a how-to? thx in advance ;D
Originally Posted by adachis
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I'm not sure on the details of what I did, otherwise I'd be happy to . I'll try to remember the basics...
Originally Posted by icchansan
- The install was with iDeneb for 10.5.8 (I want to say that's iDeneb 1.6, but I don't remember for sure). I used the Qoopz (Voodoo) Kernel (9.8.0), but it works fine with Vanilla (I changed it to Vanilla later and things seem more stabile but I haven't used it enough to say for sure yet). I may be forgetting something, but during the install I chose the Firewire Remove, ACPI fix, and the CPU fix. Bootloader is Chameleon 2.0, but that probably goes without saying.
- The VooDooPS2 caused problems so I'm using the ApplePS2 with the trackpad fix.
- It took awhile to find the right IntelGMA950 kext. I tried several. I'm not sure what it is about the one I'm using that's better, but I believe I found it in the EEE PC kext pack.
- Power management/speedstep and sleep work with Superhai's kext's (Darwin)
- I haven't tested ethernet because I won't use it, but WiFi definitely does not work. I'm assuming ethernet is in the same boat but I don't know.
- Sound is handled by VoodooHDA. All the sound keys work perfectly, however sound sometimes gets muddied by static in certain circumstances. It doesn't work perfectly. It does, however, detect headphones when you plug them in and all the controls function exactly how they should on a real Mac. One thing I found that helps is to go into the Audio/MIDI utility and change the sound output from whatever insanely high setting it's at to 44.1kHz (I suppose 48kHz would be fine, too) and 16-bit output.
That's really all I can think of. I don't think I had to mess around with anything else to get it to work. If you run into problems or have questions, I can try to answer them. I only sort of know what I'm doing .
Any new information?
Hi, a few days ago i bought a N310 too. So, has anyone a complete tutorial to install osx Snow Leopard on this machine?
I just got a Samsung N310 as well. Here is a guide i found.
Samsung N310 (Samsung Go) Hackintosh Installation on Snow Leopard Computer Solutions Blog
You will want to dump the atheros wifi card it comes with stock for a Dell 1390 that can be purchased for around $20 shipped all over ebay. It will say Dell 1390 W. I put mine in and all i had to do is unscrew the screws on the bottom and it was detected by the default win7 starter that came on my netbook. I am going to attempt the install in the guide. I will post my results.
As for now. Get the Dell 1390 W if you want to make sure wifi works on it. Its a sure thing.
i used that same guide and am running into issues regarding sleep, screen brightness and, bluetooth on/off so any help with these issue would be rock.
i have got BT working but no luck regarding screen brightness and sleep. mainly concerned about sleep.
Samsung N310 (Samsung Go) Hackintosh Installation on Snow Leopard Computer Solutions Blog
Go here, as referenced in the above post. There is a lot of updated information, including help to get all the good stuff working. Its actually really easy. This netbook is AWESOME for hackintoshing, and is really sleek.
I'll reference my last post for you to make it easy:
Hopefully this will help some people here who are having trouble.
I now have a perfectly functioning N310 – sleep, bluetooth on/off, audio, brightness adjustment (though not from using the function key – I haven’t tried Keyboard Maestro as someone referenced above), updated to 10.6.3, EVERYTHING working except for wireless. I have an apple card coming that was suggested from a link above that I got for about $8 from ebay that I will hopefully be able to get working with Snow Leopard, Windows XP and Windows 7. I don’t feel like bothering trying to figure out this Atheros card because everything I have tried so far results in me getting a white screen on reboot. I suggest you also not bother with it and seek other alternatives.
I am now successfully Tri-booting Snow Leopard, XP, and Windows 7 using the chameleon bootloader included with NBI 8.4 RC1. It was a little difficult to get working properly without OSX wiping out XP/7 and vice versa, but I figured it out, using a combination of Acronis True Image, and OSX’s image restore function/Netbookmaker, NBI Installer, etc.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:
FIRST OFF, YOU DO NOT NEED Voodoobattery.kext and Voodoopowermini.kext to get sleep! I don’t know what they do besides cause kernel panics, but they are not necessary for sleep on the N310. Actually, it is the Voodoopowermini that causes the panic, not the Voodoobattery.kext for me, but anyway….
DON’T TRY TO UPDATE YOUR VERSION OF THE CHAMELEON BOOTLOADER from the one that is installed by NBI Installer. It won’t work and you won’t be able to boot again. Can you say reinstall? The one downside (and the reason I was looking to update my version of Chameleon) is that you can’t hide partitions. The current version of this customized version of chameleon used with NBI doesn’t support it.
For me, my /extra folder was and is still hidden. This is annoying as I don’t remember it being hidden on my other hackintoshes, but it is. I had to use iTweax to show the hidden files and folders. I’m sure there is another way to reveal hidden files and folders, but I don’t know how. But I digress….
During this process (which is not necessarily the order in which I did things), I noticed that certain things stopped working (audio, screen brightness adjustability), and I needed to reinstall the DSDT (overwrite it again and reboot). For instance, and I’m not sure why, but I lost brightness control at one point for an unknown reason. If this happens to you, you may want to either try and different dsdt, or just reinstall the one you are using and reboot. If you are still having an issue, run the updateextra program (the thing with the shoe icon) and reboot.
AFTER FIRST SUCCESSFUL BOOT INTO SNOW LEOPARD, RUN THE NBI INSTALLER 8.4 RC1, THEN REBOOT, THEN UPDATE TO 10.6.3:
I am not sure why certain people are having an issue with this (updating to 10.6.3), but it may have something to do with the fact that they have the voodoobattery or voodoopowermini kexts or other sleep kexts installed. Updating to 10.6.3 was basically the first thing I did after installing Snow Leopard. It rebooted fine afterwards and worked without issue. I used the 10.6.3 full download and installed it from a flash drive (I didn’t run it from software update). I then used software update to get the rest of the updates, and I’m now fully updated.
USE THIS DSDT:
It’s the same one that is posted above by others. This one worked great for me.
TO GET BLUETOOTH WORKING:
Follow step #8 from the link above provided by Felix. Here it is again for convenience:
To summarize, you don’t need to change your vendor ID in the kext described in the link, only your product ID. In fact, I ignored most of the stuff from step 8, especially the stuff about converting from hexadecimal blah blah. Just do the following….. Backup your Bluetooth kext described in the link, then copy it to your desktop. Navigate inside the kext (the one you just put on your desktop) as described and simply change the product ID in the info.plist to 8529, save it, copy it back to the original location, overwrite the original, run the “updateextra” thing inside the extra folder and reboot. BOOM, Bluetooth on/off working.
TO GET SLEEP WORKING:
This is actually not hard at all. It was not working for me at first (I thought) because the Voodoobattery and voodoopowermini kexts were not working and were causing a kernel panic, so I thought all was lost. It would go to sleep, but wouldn’t wake up. Later, I found out that it was because not all the options in the bios that were said that needed to be changed in the original tutorial were there for me to change. REMOVE THESE KEXTS IF YOU INSTALLED THEM, THEY AREN’T NECESSARY…. then run the “updateextra” thing, and reboot to make sure they are gone.
So, while not necessarily necessary for everyone, update to the latest bios. Yes, you need to do this from windows, and I suggest doing it from XP. You can’t do it from OSX, so get that out of your head. The one I used I think was called 06BA… something like that. I had 03BA at first (you can check by looking inside your bios and finding the version number), and I believe some of the options weren’t available. As soon as I installed Lawrences DSDT, updated to the latest bios and changed the proper settings….. BOOM, sleep works.
Here are the settings, as referenced above in the original tutorial:
EDB = Enabled
Legacy USB Support: Disabled
USB S3 Wake-Up = Enabled
Pressing “Function + Sleep (escape)” puts it to sleep as well. Pressing spacebar or clicking the mouse doesn’t wake it back up like I would think that it should, but you simply have to push the power button and it wakes back up immediately.
TO GET SCREEN BRIGHTNESS WORKING:
Just update to 10.6.3 and and use the DSDT described above. Worked for me instantly after rebooting. The auto screen brightness setting in the bios takes care of the screen dimming for me, and that’s the way I like it. I have the display set to sleep after a few minutes to save battery life, but I like a nice bright screen when I am using it.
At a certain point, it stopped working (no longer had the bar to adjust in the display properties) and I had to reinstall the DSDT. I don’t know why, but overwriting the DSDT again and rebooting brought it back, and now it’s here to stay. Maybe I used a different DSDT at first, and then ended up using Lawrences…. I don’t know.
TO GET AUDIO WORKING:
I can’t remember, but I think I ended up using a different AppleHDA.kext then the one described in this original tutorial. I think it worked at first, but after 10.6.3 it was broken, and reinstalling it and running the updateextra file didn’t help. I THINK anyway….
I believe what I ended up doing is just doing a search for “AppleHDA 10.6.3” in google and using one from kexts.com that was said to be patched for this particular audio card. Sorry to be vague, but it wasn’t very difficult to find. I am no genius…. If the original kext described above works for you after 10.6.3, that’s great. It may have worked for me as well, I just seem to remember what I just described as what I had to do.
TO GET WIRELESS WORKING:
Get a different card! Don’t waste your time! THEY ARE CHEAP!
I only now have one minor issue. Following the advice of Lawrence above, I installed several of the utilities he described (the screen brightness script, the deep sleep thing, the addons for Firefox and safari, etc). After rebooting (and not once before) I got a kernel panic. I couldn’t get past it until I used the –x –f boot flag. Now, it only seems to happen occasionally. I have tried removing “deep sleep”, and I am not sure how to remove the brightness script. It still occasionally kernel panics. I can get around it either by booting with the “–x –f” boot flags, or simply by shutting off the system and trying again. I have since run the updateextra again and repairing permissions with disk utility. It seems to be ok since last night, but we’ll see. Since it doesn’t happen all the time, I consider it a minor issue.
Last edited by Breathless; 05-04-2010 at 09:25 PM.
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