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  1. tallmantim

    Mac on D830

    Hello Strange issue - after successfully installing previously, now cannot install! Have the USB drive, installed myHack, used ML DMG, ran myFix, installed D830 extra with myHack. Goes all the way through the ML install, asks for extras, select the default and the install then just stops. If I reboot the Mac comes back up - but stalls on the Mac logo during boot. Any suggestions? Thanks! Tim
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    Mac on D830

    Bought another one of these My daughter wants one too. $100 for this one (sans power supply) with Nvidia graphics but WXGA rather than WUXGA. Bought 2x broadcom wifi cards the other day so will immediately put in the correct wifi card. Should be very easy now I know what to do!
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    Mac on D830

    Cool! Works much better now. 20 second boot time from the Chameleon boot countdown. Sleep works perfectly - with it coming right back to where you were instantly. Turned off scrolling on the trackpad - it was that feature that was confusing! Simpler to work without it I think for me and my father. Cheap wireless card from ebay working perfectly (DW1430 I think from memory) - cost $10 or 11 for 2 delivered. Webcam working straight away. So - all in all pretty much complete! Just trackstick not operational, but I think it's just a matter of getting used to the trackpad...
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    Mac on D830

    Hi - I'm not entirely sure! Followed the instructions to create a boot USB to install with the ML image and loaded on extras option that was provided from this site for the D830 - is that EDP or bootblack? Anyway - received my mini-PCI wireless card today and installed - wireless now works a treat! Nice to be able to use an internal card. Some things I would like to change to get fully functional: 1. I have to enter pciroot=0 on bootup to ensure it does't boot into a black screen - how do you set it so that it boots automatically with that option? 2. I think part of the delay in bootup is the verbose loading - how do you turn on/off verbose? 3. Would like to try the debug or different kext for the trackpad and trackstick - where do you find and load the different kexts? I think it is under extras somewhere? Where do I find the different kexts? Are they all in the d830 download image? 4. Sleep wasn't working so have disabled it - but I understand it's possible. Is that another kext change? Sorry to ask what are likely newbie questions - last time I used a Mac a lot was on System 7 and PowerPC - things have changed a lot since then! (edit - oh and my daughter will be happy - my logitech webcam works with Photo Booth perfectly!)
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    D8xx trackpad

    Out of interest - is it possible to get the track-stick working?
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    Mac on D830

    Yeah - Nvidia with 1920x1200. Great screen and looks lovely with ML! Will try the other BIOS options... Thanks!
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    Mac on D830

    Hi - BIOS is .4 which may be causing some of my problems (way behind the tested BIOS releases - need a windows build though now to update - downloading Hiren's boot CD). Trying that now! Core 2 Duo 2GHz, high res screen, 2GB RAM (may have an upgrade around here somewhere - will try it out!)
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    Mac on D830

    The laptop had an intel wifi card - so have bought a broadcom card to replace it with. Unfortunately my DWA160 adaptor is not compatible with ML. Perhaps I will try moving back to Lion? So, current issues: 1. Wireless adaptor does not work under ML - but should be possible to load under Lion (reading through, need to boot into 32 bit mode to load the driver, it then works) 2. Looks like suspend works - it's just waking from suspend that doesn't! Machine needs to be reset. 3. Booting takes a very long time - even though it is on an SSD. May load onto normal drive as SSD does not seem to be helping - boot time takes 5 minutes or so. 4. Trackpad is intermittently jerky. Will see if an external mouse works better as may be a hardware issue? 5. Not sure about sound - don't think it's working right now. Hmm - thinking moving to Lion or Snow Leopard would assist with these issues - is there any advantage in ML over Lion over SL? Many thanks!
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    Mac on D830

    Oh - I realised I downloaded this a couple of days ago before they disappeared - all setup and going now! Had to set "pciroot=1" in the bootloader otherwise I got a blank screen. Annoyingly the installer won't delete an NTFS volume so I had to remove it - after trying an SSD that the system did not recognise! I think I have it going now... we'll see. *** Ah no- my bad. It doesn't have the ability to work with a blank disk at all, so I put the SSD in the USB caddy, connected it to my VirtualBox instance of OSX and formatted it there - happily installing on the SSD now! Thanks for a great site.
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    Mac on D830

    Hi - I want to create a Mac machine for my Dad for his birthday (his old one died and can't afford to replace it) - and have bought a D830 (Nvidia chipset, high res screen). I got that one as it seems like it may be one of the more compatible devices - and came across this site in the search! Does anyone know if it is possible to grab the D830 files from somewhere else - the boot packs listed here: http://www.osxlatitude.com/edp/compatibility/ all seem to get 404'ed? Many thanks! Tim
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