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  1. I had this problem once and ended up reinstalling from scratch. It was during a testing phase so I wasn't overly concerned but yeah, the first time I saw it I thought I fried something
  2. I have the setup beside me here on my desk and just tested the DVI connection - same result. I can only imagine that this is a limitation of the video driver. Perhaps Apple has left this out because they don't use the features at all. Anyone else have any ideas?
  3. Hi there, I also have a D620 on what I call the docking station. I think what you might be seeing is the second desktop on the external display. I am seeing the same thing that you are seeing when I tested this out. I don't use it in this way so I never have experienced the issue until now. My setup is either only the built-in display or the external as a second screen. If it were me, just use both - more screens are better But if that doesn't work for you, try both the VGA and DVI outs on the docking station. I am using the VGA.
  4. Very good. I have booted without the DSDT file and it's working. Thanks for all the help.
  5. Okay, Booted with no DSDT and it worked. I think I get the point now. This is another step in getting closer to a real Mac setup. Information that was held in the DSDT.aml is now in the BIOS and so we are better off. If it was working before with the .aml it should still be working now. Anything you want tested now that my head is out of my ass?
  6. Let me get this straight because I am missing the details I believe. Step by step: 1 - delete dsdt.aml in /Extra 2 - install BIOS 3 - copy new DSDT.aml in /Extra 4 - boot normally The question is how do I tell if it is being used or not? From what I am reading above the dsdt.aml will be deleted after it's been used? I also am finding it hard to know why I bother doing all of this. I had most of my components working before except for maybe sleep which is not important to me at all. Edit: I did some reading on DSDT, does the new BIOS mean I don't need a DSDT.aml file at all? Do I have this all wrong? SECOND EDIT: Re-reading the thread again and again (I think I am slow today) yielded a new idea. Try removing the file (like I was told to but missed) and see if we boot. Here we go.
  7. I am missing a few crucial steps here. I am pretty nervous about making changes because I don't want to lose my laptop and need to rebuild it really. 1 - I updated the BIOS and it worked, continued to boot normally. 2 - I moved the DSDT.aml from E/E to the root, no change, everything good 3 - I downloaded the DSDT.aml for the D620_gma and put it in the root and low and behold SLEEP WORKS When recovering from sleep mode my external display didn't initialize (LCD connected with VGA connection on docking station) and my build in display was very dim. However after rebooting it is back to normal. Is there something else that you want tested or looked at?
  8. Hey guys, I have done the installation. I don't have the E/E pack that all you are using for sure. Mine is a bit of a bastard child from installing 10.6.3 and then upgrading through and fixing things one by one. I did the BIOS installation and then set the Multicore back to on and it works fine. Is there anything you want tested in particular?
  9. Ahh, you know what? I tried it in my E/E and it wouldn't work. I had to use the KEXT Helper (which of course puts it in System/Library/Extentions) and it worked there. What is the difference between the 2 really? I thought that it should work in either location.
  10. I may give this a try during the week. I have spare 620's that I can test with but it may take a bit of time. I don't want to test on my main 620 and mess up the installation so I may install on another machine and do the testing there.
  11. This will be a complete newbie question - what is E/E?
  12. Hey Guys, I see we have 4 downloads. Did we have any luck with my driver? Just to let you know, my Broadcom device ID is 14e4:1600. If yours is not the same it might not work. My question is, are all the D620s the same? Thanks for trying guys.
  13. OMG I just struck gold. I used the attached file and installed it with Kext-Helper and it works on my D620 under 10.6.6. Hopefully it will keep working as I upgrade. Can you try this and let me know if it works? I would like to have it included in the future updates if it's solid. AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip
  14. FYI Guys - I tried this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=98967 Still no luck. I also wanted to note that that it's not even being detected in the network panel of the system preferences. I will keep plugging but please don't hesitate to share any tips Thanks
  15. Hi Guys, I have a 10.6.6 install on my D620 with Intel graphics. Everything is working from what I can see except for the wired LAN connection. I am able to use wireless but I like to have backup with the wired when needed. I tried a couple of IONetworkingFamily.kexts and an AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext but when using that IONetworking... it caused the wireless to stop working. Is there a way to get the LAN working? Thanks!
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