Saturday, May 17, 2008

ioreg result on MacBook and MacAir

After looking around for ioreg result for original mac I got this two link,

I desperately looking for that value, because until now I cant make my GMA X3100 Graphics Chipset to work with "the mac" :-), you know what I mean.

Anyway, for me it just for playing around, after got good deal for Sony Vaio VGN-NR220E for only 415$, and I thought I can use this laptop for OSX other than doing Vista Crap on it.

ps : the difference result for ioreg -l command under terminal, between real Mac, and "The Mac" for the display is, the real one has X3100 name on it, but "The Mac" only give a name "Display", is it bios/hardware value, EFI or what ?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mac OSX on Vaio VGN-NR220E

Ok, for excuse, the reason I put Mac OSX on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR220E because it came with Vista, and try to "upgrade" it to XP didn't give a good result, XP keep giving me BSOD crash at least once a day for many unknown reasons, the only reason I know, Sony doesn't give drivers support for this laptop on XP. Suck.... Msoft + Sony mafia, is that XP just too old for this not so advance laptop ?.

and nothing to loose, I grab MacOSX XxX 10.4.11 ISO from the corner of internet and give it a try on this laptop, the result, not so good, but worth to try.

- Screen only 1024 x 768, compare to what is on this device, 1280 x 800.
- Marvel Yukon gigabit ethernet is working, just replace value inside /System/Library/Extension/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleYukon/Contents/Info.plist from 0x436211AB to 0x435311AB
- Sound work using AppleAzaliaAudio.kext
- Wireless doesnt work, no idea how to fix it.

and final conclusion, still not decide yet, if I want to keep this version of MacOSX, or change it to Leopard base on this review, or just leave with XP and getting use to it with BSOD once or twice a day, but still, no thanks to Damn Vista, I consider it as evil in OS world.

ps : I wrote this post using safari 3.11 on my Sony Vaio MacOSX

UPDATE : My Sony VGN-NR220E now work fine using OSX Kalyway 10.5.2, look comment below for the explanation.


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