Discuss Tutorial OSX on ACER AOD-150 10.1 inch with ATOM 280 at the Tutorials - Hackint0sh.org; Hehe. I still can't get enough out of this netbook.
Anyways, I saw someone here ...
Hehe. I still can't get enough out of this netbook.
Anyways, I saw someone here who said they upgraded their HD to 500gb? Where/what kind should I buy? Could I possibly find a 1TB HD?
Also, I wanted to know what the best internal wifi card replacement would be for the atheros card. I want one that works both with Windows 7 and OS X, as well as is a lot better than the atheros (gives me more stable connections, higher bars, w/e) and also supports all 3 b/g/n as opposed to the b/g on the atheros card.
Thanks a lot!
I also plan on putting touch screen on this thing, hehehe. And a 9-cell battery... and... bluetooth. And I'm not sure what else but there has to be more! . Maybe even upgrade the GMA 950 to a much better video card. Not sure if that's possible, though.
The OCZ SSD is here ( delivered to my door )
Some XBench Numbers
Disk Test 30.58
Uncached Write 58.85 36.13 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 58.32 33.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 28.87 8.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 64.71 32.52 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Write 7.51 0.79 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 71.63 22.93 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 56.02 0.40 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 80.94 15.02 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Disk Test 166.39
Uncached Write 116.57 71.57 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 189.24 107.07 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 60.47 17.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 228.60 114.89 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Write 121.05 12.81 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 348.42 111.54 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 2328.82 16.50 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 573.27 106.37 MB/sec [256K blocks]
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Interesting about the SticMAC audio.
I just updated to 10.5.7 after switching the System.kext and kernel back from Voodoo and booting with cpus=1. Everything is fine except video.
I wanted to try GFX strings this time using the laptop GMA option from OSX86Tools, but for some reason I can't see the dropdown menu.
So now I'm going to put back the old drivers...this bugs me since I hate the inevitable inconsistency!
As for the guy who asked, the Broadcom 5322, Atheros AR5008, and Atheros AR5008X all work fine. I ordered the Broadcom from the UK for 20 USD, but it hasn't arrived yet. The Atheros 5008X seems to have the proper firmware installed whereas the Atheros 5008 has an unidentified firmware. They both work, but I think the X has less PCB, is more integrated, gives off less heat, and uses less battery. Keep in mind, both Atheros chips use 3 antennas, so add a 3rd or don't connect the middle connector. You'll still get "300 Mbps". Mac seems to be switching to the Broadcom chips, so maybe they're best.
These chips are available through Dell and Lenovo in addition to eBay. However, eBay will more likely give you the newer X chipset. If you're really paranoid, you can opt to buy a pricier one that literally came out of a Mac.
If anyone has luck with GMA strings, let me know.
I installed them for the Ethernet connection, but I don't think they do anything. I too have the issue where the NIC has to be plugged in to get access on boot.
A few more notes on the 10.5.7 update:
It did kill my GMA950 graphics. QE/CI and resolution change are unavailable. I re-installed the kexts, but I wonder if the NV* kexts are back as well. Also, I forgot to boot with -f at first reboot. Let me know if anyone succeeds...I don't have time to try again tonight.
If you can't boot, try booting into single user mode and doing kextload dsmos.kext and rebooting. I had to do this for 10.5.6 and didn't find that anywhere on the forums.
As for the "E" error when you boot, try being a little more patient with your F12 taps, and make sure the disc is in the drive and loaded when you select it to boot from it. Try a few more times. Then reset your BIOS, turn on F12 access, and try again. That's how it works. Hey, I bought a new external DVD drive because of this issue, so don't feel too bad for yourself.
DO NOT install 10.5.7
because it will break your graphics.
I'm on vacation now, so I spent a couple days on and off trying to fix the graphics in 10.5.7, but there is no solution.
Adding the 27ae device ID to the stock drivers
The MSI Wind 10.5.7 graphics installer updater
Restoring the 10.5.6 drivers
And none of this worked. So if you choose to update, you're stuck with 800x600 resolution. I wasn't even able to get SwitchResX to work properly. The paper-clip trick/external monitor might have gotten me further, but I didn't have anything with a VGA port on hand except a KVM, and that didn't help.
Apparently the blue screen I kept getting is often indicative of the drivers expecting a normal GMA 950 but then finding the 27ae model on most netbooks. At times I could "kextload" the kexts, but they still didn't show up as loaded in "About this Mac".
I can't really figure out why the Wind package works on a Wind and not on the AOD150. I think the AOA150 has the same problem. It might be BIOS-related. It seems all the 1337 OSx86ers prefer the Dell Mini 9, and consequently there are numerous, customized BIOSes and bootloaders just for the Mini 9.
It seems only noobs buy the AOD150, although I bought it for its second full MiniPCI-E slot.
PS: I did not try the Wind's GFX string, which looked a little weird, but used Netkas' guide to modify the plist. Google "netkas gfx sfx" or "gma efi strings" for more info.
SticMAC's solution does NOT work on the AOD150. Whoever reported that in this thread must not have realized that this thread is for the 10" model. I tried SticMAC's kexts in 5.6 and 5.7, with and without SFX (EFI) strings. That shouldn't even matter since his solution uses HDAenabler.kext.
VoodooHDA seems to be the only way to go for the time being, unfortunately. I could make an HDA kext, but it's a very time-intensive process, and I plan on doing it for my Toshiba laptop first.
I'm thinking about trying to figure out a way to enable hyper-threading after booting so that we have no need for the Voodoo kernel. I think there's something in CHUD tools, but I don't know if it will work while we're booting with "cpus=1".
I'm also thinking about switching to an OCZ Neutrino for my netbook, but it's only got a 3 cell battery. I'd do it for the easy implementation of a 3G modem inside. (on our netbook, using the second MiniPCI-E slot is an ordeal since you have to solder in a SIM card slot and figure out a way to shave down the radio switch to make it shift both ways, and then make sure the card is powered properly)
Hey could you guys tell me where and what kind of 500 GB hard drive I should get? What model is yours?
Desperately Wanting 10.5.7 Guidance
I can't re-install Safari 4 Beta without 10.5.7...could you elaborate on how you got the graphics functional?
Did you download the combo or standalone update or use Software Update?
Was this on a 10.5.6 system using the kexts you provided?
Was it on a retail install? If not, what options did you choose on the installer disc?
As for stuff on the inside of the netbook, interesting to see your model has Bluetooth. I bought an after-market module on eBay...should come soon.
I'm planning on soldering in a SIM card holder, but the handful I've bought so far don't precisely fit. (It's OK, they're like $3 a piece) The proper one is available from mlelectronics.com, but minimum order is $50. Skateni, you wanna split a $50 order for 2?
As for enabling the second MiniPCI-E slot, since the connector is there, it might simply be a matter of filing down the wireless switch and pushing it in the opposite direction.
Allegedly Costco will start selling 3G versions in the US soon, but I don't believe there are any teardowns so that we could try to spot differences. I don't have a Costco membership, so I can't really verify, and would rather not spend the time....
It does bug me that the mouse buttons are on the motherboard, but I guess that's true for a lot of the cheaper laptops these days. You break a button, you gotta replace the whole mobo.
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