HP nc6400 Notebook - FULLY WORKING!
Hi folks I'm new to OSX and to the forums so I'll try no to ask too many noobie questions.
I've successfully installed OSX on my HP nc6400 after about 9 failed attempts. But I stuck at it and now its working (Wooohooo!) .. I have a few driver issues though:
i) Wireless - Posted in another thread about this. Its an Intel 3945 which only has experimental drivers. I recon I can change the card as its a standard miniPCI so 1st question is .... is there a miniPCI that is fully supported with WPA drivers and a nice GUI?
ii) Sound - Acording to the HP Site its a SoundMax ADI1981 HD Audio, I selected the ADI1981 HD driver but this doesn't work. Sound setup shows no Audio Devices - any Idea how I can get some sound out of it?
iii) Onboard LAN (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Controller) - Not too fussed for getting this working but it would make it complete and also means when I put it in the docking station it would work too. I selected the Broadcom en0 driver but that didn't work.
Final 2 questions, it took me about 3 evenings of playing to get OXS on to the laptop, is there a Wiki or a settings page I can update to save anyone else trying to install on an nc6400 the pain I went through by giving the install options that worked?
To assist with my drivers problems is there like a Hardware identifier program I can run to get more info on the Sound and Lan Chipsets to help me find some drivers that work?
This is a link to the HP site with the Laptop Spec - HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products
HP laptop AD1981 sound fully working
.... well, I ' not sure how much you still need to solve your sound problem .... I have the same AD1981 in my hp nw9440 fully working (both speakers and headphones) .... if someone replies to this post, I'll describe how to do it ....
Wireless & Wired Connections
Thank you so much guys for the post. They were a big help. I am a first time Mac person and have a nc6400 like you folks. I got OS installed and thanks to the above posts, I was able to get Sound working too. Only things that don't work for me is the Wireless and the Wired connections. Can one of you please help me get this working???
It has Broadcom NetXtream Gigabit as the Ethernet and Intel 3945ABG as the Wireless. I tried the link for the Wifi above and it hosed my system so I had to reinstall OS.
Any assistance will be helpful.