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Let's say this is my first install of OSX Leopard on any PC.

 

 

I have 2 issues that I would like help on.

 

 

1. Track pad don't work.

 

When I first installed Leopard the track pad was working fine it wasn't until I installed EDP Kext Configuration and option : 3 Slices's ApplePS2Controller . After this was installed it stopped working and I had to plug in a USB Mouse.

 

I've tried to re-install EDP Kext Configuration with a different (Keyboard and mouse configuration) but every-time it installs it crashes the OSX.

 

 

2. No Wifi or ethernet connection.

 

Do I have to buy a Broadcom Wireless Card ? If so Which one do I have to buy ?

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Hi Digzz,

I'd recommend you boot to your installer drive, run myFix on your recent install under the myHack utility to get you back to a stable build.

 

The steps that worked for me were:

 

Install SL

Download & install myHack 3.1 (or later)

Download and run EDP 1.9.2

Download the d420 'bootloader' which is an Extras folder that has all the drivers (kexts) tuned for the d420

Install the bootloader Extras folder by selecting 'Install Extras' from the myHack menu. Select the new volume as the target and then select the Extra folder that you uncompressed from the bootloader file. You can find the bootloaders here: http://www.osxlatitude.com/edp2/bootpack/

 

As for the network card, you have to have a broadcom. There are a bunch of posts about talking about which ones will work. Note that if you get a 802.11n version, you may have to rebrand it to get the most speed.

 

Good luck.

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Hi Digzz,

I'd recommend you boot to your installer drive, run myFix on your recent install under the myHack utility to get you back to a stable build.

 

The steps that worked for me were:

 

Install SL

Download & install myHack 3.1 (or later)

Download and run EDP 1.9.2

Download the d420 'bootloader' which is an Extras folder that has all the drivers (kexts) tuned for the d420

Install the bootloader Extras folder by selecting 'Install Extras' from the myHack menu. Select the new volume as the target and then select the Extra folder that you uncompressed from the bootloader file. You can find the bootloaders here: http://www.osxlatitude.com/edp2/bootpack/

 

As for the network card, you have to have a broadcom. There are a bunch of posts about talking about which ones will work. Note that if you get a 802.11n version, you may have to rebrand it to get the most speed.

 

Good luck.

 

Thank you for your help...

 

I've done everything you have stated and it's working fine.

 

The only issues I'm having now is the ethernet not working.

 

Also did you manage to re-brand the broadcom 802.11n version with no issues ?

 

Also would this be compatible with are laptops ?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-N-Mini-PCI-Laptop-WiFi-802-11n-300Mbps-Internal-Lan-Card-DUAL-BAND-/160711468470?pt=UK_Computing_NetworkCards_RL&hash=item256b2665b6#ht_3246wt_1396

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Thank you for your help...

 

I've done everything you have stated and it's working fine.

 

The only issues I'm having now is the ethernet not working.

 

Also did you manage to re-brand the broadcom 802.11n version with no issues ?

 

Also would this be compatible with are laptops ?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-N-Mini-PCI-Laptop-WiFi-802-11n-300Mbps-Internal-Lan-Card-DUAL-BAND-/160711468470?pt=UK_Computing_NetworkCards_RL&hash=item256b2665b6#ht_3246wt_1396

 

Don't use ethernet, so i can't comment on that one.

Haven't gotten around to rebranding yet, but plan to.

 

That card you ID'ed is not right. Something like the following should work, tho:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Broadcom-Wireless-N-300Mbps-Mini-PCI-E-Card-DELL-1500-/400058973848?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_PCMCIACards&hash=item5d255f7e98#ht_2323wt_816

 

Glad you got it working!

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