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About nesnfsn

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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Already found and tried its recommendations, but was wondering if this was an OSX86 issue. Perhaps someone else knows how to configure the FireWire port in Network Settings to recognize the iSight. That's my thought as to what probably is holding me back from being able to use the iSight. Anyone out there with an OSX Latitude Notebook and an iSight webcamera working? nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  2. In Network Preferences, I can see FireWire to set up, but do not know what IP address to use (if that is what is necessary) to find the iSight camera. Do I use Using DHCP? Using DHCP with manual address? Using BootP? Manually?
  3. Yes, the first thing I did before rebooting and running into KPs. System Profiler shows that the Firewire 400 port is recognized.
  4. I purchased an iSight over Amazon, and it works fine on a Macbook. However, I cannot get it recognized on my D830 OSX86 Notebook. System Profiler recognizes the firewire port on my D830 as a Firewire 400 port. So, I went to the local CompAMERICA (close enough name) store and purchased an IEEE 1394 6-Pin to 4-Pin firewire cable, and connected the cable to the iSight and the D830, but the D830 does not recognize the iSight camera. Just a note (not sure if 100% relevant, but seems like it might be relevant), the D830 KPs with the iSight attached at boot, unless I add GraphicsEnabler=yes prior to booting. Can anyone provide me guidance as to how I can get the D8300 to recognize and work with the iSight webcamera? nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  5. Your replies have truly been insightful. Thank you. Is there any posting on these forum that explains the various key/string settings for org.chameleon.Boot.plist, and the purposes for the key/string settings? That would be great! Thanks again, nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  6. So, I will try deleting the key/string combo for arch=i386, and see how it works. Is your last comment related to both the Kernel and UseKernelCache keys, or just the UseKernelCache key? Either way, does it affect anything other than the length of time that booting lasts? Thanks for the detailed response, it helps me understand the concepts involved. nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  7. Here's my org.chameleon.Boot.plist file settings: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/dsdt.aml</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>1</string> <key>SMBIOS</key> <string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string> <key>SystemType</key> <string>2</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>LoginToLion</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>arch</key> <string>i386</string> </dict> </plist> Would someone please explain why I have to use the arch=i386 with a D830 nVidia laptop having a Core2Duo CPU? I truly do not understand, and was hoping I could get the laptop running in true 64-bit mode. Also are the key/string combos for the following necessary, and if so, please explain: <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string>
  8. Has there been any effort to customize either the A15 (January 13, 2010) or the A16 (January 1, 2012) BIOS updates for the Dell Latitude Model D830 (have the nVidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics chipset)? Thanks, nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  9. nesnfsn

    EDP 3.0 Released

    Would someone post a list of Latitude or other Dell laptops that support the EDP 3.0 installation method for OSX 10.7 or 10.8.
  10. Awaiting an order of Dell Latitude D830 refurbished computers. The company is providing me an option to select 1 of 2 WiFi cards, either the Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965 WiFi® 802.11a/g/Draft n; or the Dell Wireless 1490 802.11a/g. Although my instinct was to request the Intel PRO/Wireless card with Draft N capability, I am considering opting for the Dell Wireless 1490 based upon some threads read at insanely. Would this be the correct decision? If so, will the WiFi card work out of the box, or will I need to add one or more kexts?
  11. Bronxteck: Does CCC also backup the Windows Partition, the System Reserved Partition and Windows hidden bootloader files? Essentially, I am looking to image the drive so that it might be archived externally, and restored, if needed in the future. Perhaps Clonezilla might be a better solution. Thoughts? nesnfsn
  12. Bronxteck: I had ordered the D830s with nVidia GPU and 2.2 Ghz CPU this afternoon. Will arrive next week once inspected and Windows 7 installed (oh well, no choice, its how they refurbish and sell them). Probably use Clonezilla before I start playing with EDP and OSX Latitude guides. Could I use Carbon Copy Cloner with the notebook hard drive removed from the D830 case and inserted into an external notebook drive case? Attached via an external SATA controller? Maybe that might be the route to go rather than Clonezilla. Thoughts? Actual reason for this post is to ask what WiFi cards from Broadcom do you recommend I invest in for these notebooks? I have a BCM94322MC for my Sony Vaio working as I type this post. Not clear on what type of WiFi cards are in the D830s. Are they mini PCI-E cards like in my Vaio or a different size and configuration? Appreciate your guidance on both issues if possible, nesnfsn in Sunny South Florida
  13. macrules: I am new to this website and its forums. I have posted in other threads that I have purchased and am awaiting a couple of D830s with nVidia GPU, 2.2 Ghz CPU, and WUXGA (1920x1080) display. Have you resolved the issues that you had experienced a few months back with OS X 10.6.x and nVidia GPU Latitude D830? Thanks in advance for your hoped for update, nesnfsn in Sunny South Florida
  14. niranjan: I posted in another thread that I have just ordered a few D830s off-lease, refurbished. Would love to get OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) on them, and would be willing to wait for 10.7 (Lion), as it is new, and am willing to wait for Apple to get it right for their hardware before OSX86 community works out the bugs. Did you ever hear back form chris88962 and find out the steps (s)he followed and had achieved a successful install? The D830s I have ordered have 2.2 Ghz CPU, nVidia GPU, and WUXGA (1920x1080) displays. Wonder if the dsdt.aml used by chris88962, by you, macluscious, simeonoff, LatinMcG, Zeppo or others will impact the ability of these computers to achieve that high a resolution. Thoughts? nesnfsn in Sunny South Florida
  15. Have you attempted to extract the battery indicator kext or utility from the D830 EDP? If so, were you able to swap it with the one installed from the D630 EDP, and if so, did it work? If so, could you please spell out the steps and commands required to accomplish this switch? Thanks, nesnfsn in Sunny South Florida
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