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On newere laptops it is not even safe to say that nvidia are workiing better then ati graphics.

 

If the laptop got nvidia optimus then the graphics is not working. On the other hand if the laptop got a ATI card from RadeonHD Mobility 5xxx or newere there is a good chance to get that working.

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On the wiki is a link to "supported" models.. thats the models we presently support..

 

More models is being added as we get our hands on the specific machines...

 

Right. My question came out wrong. What I meant to say is if you have tested your release/install method on other Dell models aside from the D series. I have both a d520 and d620 and have outgrown those laptops. Looking for a 17" laptop to run osx with, even if older. I've also replaced the motherboard on my d620 twice because of graphics card problems. At least on the other models you can take out the video card and either bake it in the oven to make it work again, or simply get another one off ebay.

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On newere laptops it is not even safe to say that nvidia are workiing better then ati graphics.

 

If the laptop got nvidia optimus then the graphics is not working. On the other hand if the laptop got a ATI card from RadeonHD Mobility 5xxx or newere there is a good chance to get that working.

 

Thanks. That's good to know. But I was referring to older dell laptops. made sometime between 2007-2009. I can't afford anything newer than that anyway. I'm not even considering running Lion.

I recently bought two broken inspiron e1705 laptops off ebay. I would test osx on it as soon as I get one working. I will let you guys know. In a few weeks I hope.

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If you do get it working, then please let us know so we can add it to EDP :)

 

Ok. I don't know if your package had anything to do with my partial success or not. Probably not.

But this is what I did. I just got 2 laptops. An inspiron 9400 and a precision m90. bot are identical in design and chipset (945PM). And so is the dell d520 (the chipset that is, not the design) which I've used EDP 1.9.2 on.

The 9400 has a bad motherboard, won't even boot. The M90 boots fine with my d520's HD (10.6.8 + EDP 1.9.2). I did not reinstall OSX on it. The graphics card is not seen by system profiler. I downloaded NVenabler and installed that, and I got full 19200x1200 resolution after a reboot. The card is an nvdia FX1500M. Upon boot, NVenabler does seen to probe it successfully. However, when I use system profiler and scroll down to the graphics section, system profiler simply crashes. So I don't really know if it supports QE, CI.

The video cards are interchangeable between the precision M90, the latitude E1705, the xps m1710 and the inspiron 9400, so tomorrow I'd test the ATI X1400 card that came with the 9400 on the M90 and see if the OS sees it. I'm running 10.6.8 w/ EDP 1.9.2

The trackpad isn't working btw. I'm using an external mouse. I think I'm going to check insanelymac instead, but I wanted to keep you guys updated. I think these models are totally do-able.

 

l8r!

 

PS: forgot to mention that wireless and audio work just fine. The speakers of the M90 are definitely better than the built speakers of the d520 and d620

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Ok. I don't know if your package had anything to do with my partial success or not. Probably not.

But this is what I did. I just got 2 laptops. An inspiron e1705 and a precision m90. bot are identical in design and chipset (945PM). And so is the dell d520 (the chipset that is, not the design) which I've used EDP 1.8 on.

The e1705 has a bad motherboard, won't even boot. The M90 boots fine with my d520's HD (10.6.8 + EDP 1.8.2). I did not reinstall OSX on it. The graphics card is not seen by system profiler. I downloaded NVenabler and installed that, and I got full 19200x1200 resolution after a reboot. The card is an nvdia FX1500M. Upon boot, NVenabler does seen to probe it successfully. However, when I use system profiler and scroll down to the graphics section, system profiler simply crashes. So I don't really know if it supports QE, CI.

The video cards are interchangeable between the M90 and the E1705, so tomorrow I'd test the ATI X1400 card that came with the e1705 on the M90 and see if the OS sees it. I'm running 10.6.8 w/ EDP 1.8.2

The trackpad isn't working btw. I'm using an external mouse. I think I'm going to check insanelymac instead, but I wanted to keep you guys updated. I think these models are totally do-able.

 

l8r!

 

Cool progress.. i would love to help you get them running 110% so that we can include your setup in EDP for other users.

 

Do you know what kind of trackpad you have ? (ALPS or Synaptics)

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