Due to the numerous requests, finally I had the time to recover the last files I used on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
I hadn’t check them, because I installed Mountain Lion on (even though it’s too buggy and I don’t use it), but they should work. I’ve included the extra folder and new dsdt.aml to solve the “pci configuration begin” error in 10.6.8 (and lion too).
Please don’t ask for guides/tutorials, I don’t remember anything
10.6.5 Driver Update…
AppleHDA 1.9.9f12 patched for IDT 92HD71B7X. Download
WiFi hasn’t been updated.. in any case you can use the old one.
10.6.4 update = new patched drivers for your Dell Inspiron 1545.
Update your notebook using apple software update. Remove, if you have installed, any SleepEnabler.kext from /Extra/Extensions. It’s useless for this notebook, and causes kernel panic on every kernel update.
After reboot, replace the usual two kexts for audio and wireless with the patched ones:
Sorry for my absence, I was working on OSX Installer found in new Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail dvd, Build 10D575.
This patch enables you to install OSX Retail on an hard disk with MBR based partion scheme, thus allowing multiple booting with other Windows Operating Systems.
Like in the previous 10.6 version, you have to replace 2 files in the original dvd content:
-OSInstall goes into /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/
-OSInstall.mpkg goes into /System/Installation/Packages
Two days ago Apple released Snow Leopard 10.6.3 update.
The good news are that you can safely update you Dell Inspiron 1545 using self-update. After reboot, you will only need to replace two kext for audio and wireless to work again. These are the patched kexts:
It’s 2.30 am, and I cannot go to sleep.
..the final step to get an (almost) perfect hackintosh
I’ve patched the dsdt following this great guide, and finally got sleep working! The only thing left is the LCD not switched off, but.. you can always close the lid!
This is the compiled dsdt.aml to put in your system root. Warning: use this only in conjunction with my AppleHDA kext, if you use VoodooHDA for audio, you will lose sound:
This is a new version of the modified Chameleon 2 RC4 bootloader, to get (wide) native resolution on most Intel GMA. I tried to solve the common problems of the previous release.
The behaviour of the bootloader has been modified as follows:
1. The desired resolution is read from “Graphics Mode” key in com.apple.Boot.plist
2. If the key is not present, the bootloader reads the default resolution of your LCD/Monitor from EDID
3. The first entry of vesa bios modetable is patched with the new resolution, so OSX can find it and boot correctly.
-The major improvement is that now you can specify your custom wide resolution. For example, on my Inspiron 1545, I was able to get 1280×720 instead of 1366×768. Obviously, the resolution must be supported by your monitor and graphics card, so first ensure of that using windows or linux.
The string format must be in the classical form:
Don’t forget to check for the existance of com.apple.Boot.plist both in /Extra and /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration directories.
-In addition, you can overwhelm many other cases in which the default resolution reported by edid is not the maximum supported by the monitor, but a mere 1024×768.
In this version I also added new deviceId strings, to recognize the last variants of GMA 4500, such as Optiplex.
- If you want to report any problems, please include in the comment your notebook/motherboard model, the output of:
lspci -nn|grep -i 'memory\|dram' (lspci is here)
and better, a video bios dump. From linux:
sudo dd if=/dev/mem of=vbios.dmp bs=65536 skip=12 count=1 and send me vbios.dmp.
In the package I’ve included all the compiled binaries, and the sources in the form of a diff patch.
-Install as you do with the original bootloader. If you already installed Chameleon RC4, just open the terminal and copy the boot file in your root directory, e.g.:
$ cd Desktop/ChameleonMR2
$ sudo cp boot /
(And give your password)
As someone requested, here are the drivers needed for Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook, after the update to Snow Leopard 10.6.2
All the drivers are 64 bit compatible.
-Audio: AppleHDA 1.7.9a4, patched for IDT 92HD71B7X. It also enables volume control (FN-keys) and internal MIC. Download
Install: install with Kext Utility. You need to put the supplied dsdt.aml in your / or /Extra directory.
-Keyboard+Mouse+Trackpad: VoodooPS2Controller, patched for latin keyboards + Alps GlidePoint Trackpad + 2 finger scrolling. Download (RE-UPLOADED)
Install: delete ApplePS2Controller from /System/Library/Extensions, install AppleACPIPS2Nub (this version, not others) and VoodooPS2Controller with Kext Utility. Put Trackpad.prefpane in /System/Library/PreferencePanes
-Wireless Dell 1397 (Broadcom BCM4312): Latest IO80211Family patched to enable 14e4:4315 devices. Download
Install: install the Security Update 01-2010 first, then this driver with Kext Utility.
Unlike the previous HowTo, this time I’ve made the things much simpler. The goal is to get 1336×768 resolution on Intel GMA X4500 with Snow Leopard, so I’ve patched and compiled Chameleon 2 RC4 bootloader, integrating the 915resolution patch, including the strings for GM45 chipset. So you don’t need anymore to have Linux, Grub2 and sacred spirit installed!
All you have to do is replace your Chameleon bootloader in the root of leo filesystem (/boot) with the one supplied in the archive below.
Note: you have to install Chameleon 2 RC4 from the original package first!
I’ve tested it with my Dell Inspiron 1545 (Intel GMA X4500) and got 1336×768 resolution with Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Hazard release, without any further patch!
Obviously, you can test it with other Intel chipsets, such as 915, 945, 500 .. and hope it works.
This is the download link: http://www.divshare.com/download/10308873-45f
—Edit: Updated to support more Chipsets (Intel G31, G41, and G45):
—Edit: Latest build, with source code:
Note: delete any “GraphicsMode=…” flag from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist
-Currently, this is the only method to boot Snow Lepard kernel in 64bit mode with this card!!
All the other patches (applied to IntelGMAX3100.kext, IntelGMAX3100FB.kext and dsdt.aml) work only in 32bit mode, and give no benefits other than getting native resolution. So, until someone patches the modules or implements QE/CI, there is no need of using them!