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Learn how to create your own DSDT (Updated)

UPDATE: I just re-released a modified and much improved version of the tutorial.

This video tutorial gives you the basics for creating a custom DSDT file that matches your configuration (eee PC model, amount of RAM and BIOS version).

The version of DSDT SE that goes with the tutorial can be downloaded here.

This is for advanced users only, so you’ve been warned if you shoot your install…



OSX 10.6.1 SnowLeopard on the eee 1000HE – Part 2

Please refer to the first part for comments, installation notes and news on compatibility.

Comments are closed and moved to part 1.

This video is the second and last part of the two part video tutorials on how to install OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on the Asus EEE PC 1000HE.

This should work similarly for the other models of the eee family.

WARNING: Even though I don’t experience any problems, there are some reports that the graphics performance under SnowLeopard may be quite slow for some installs (around 30% of Leopard).

You can follow this topic here.

UPDATE: I just updated the Video for Part 2, because there was an small error in it (thanks prmpfbubub). But lost the comment when deleting and re-uploading the vid.

The install package can be downloaded here.


OSX 10.6.1 SnowLeopard on the eee 1000HE ‚ Part 1

This video is the first part of a two part video tutorials on how to install OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on the Asus EEE PC 1000HE.

This should work similarly for the other models of the eee family.

Watch part 2

The new install package can be downloaded here.

Update: New installation package

Fixed:

  • Sleep should work now
  • Brightness fix
  • Bluetoth fix
  • Ethernet fix

Existing users just replace /Extra folder with the new one.

Notes

USB boot problems

AFAIK, if you only get a blinking cursor (no boot0 or boot1 failed) then the boot0 file has not been correctly written.

Otherwise it is probably the boot1h file.

  • Make sure that you are in the right directory.

    Type “ls -l” and make sure that you have a bunch bootXX files in the list

  • Make sure that you got the right disk ID (you’ll need the one that has the capacity of your USB drive)

Screen shot 2009-10-22 at 10.14.36(and no, a 4GB stick will NOT work, but it was the only one lying around to illustrate the problem)

  • Make sure you type : sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdiskXXX AND replace the XXX with the ID of your USB stick

    Make sure that you type your password at this moment

    There is no message after you do that (even if it fails)

  • Make sure you type: sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXXXs2 AND replace the XXX with the ID of your USB stick

    There you should get a message on several lines saying something about “XXX bytes transferred….”

  • Make sure you have a file named boot in your root
  • Check with “ls -l /” –> you must have a file named “boot” in this list

That should do it.

Post Installation problems

Wrong screen resolution, no sleep, … don’t panic:

  • Open a terminal
  • Type:

cd /Extra

mv Extensions.mkext Extensions_COPY.mkext

sudo ./eee-mkext-create.sh

  • then type your password.
  • Check that a new Extensions.mkext file has been created.
  • Reboot

Wifi

There are two types of Wifi cards that are used to build the 1000HE:

  • The NE766 : You’ll have to get the OSX drivers from the Ralink homepage
  • The NE771 : It seems that this card is working out of the box (tested by Paolo)

I swapped my Wifi card just in the beginning for a compatible Airport device (Broadcom BCM 94321MC 802.11n), so unfortunately I cannot test this.

Graphics

Works

At the moment the brightness adjustment is not working.

I’m looking into this…

WARNING: Even though I don’t experience any problems, there are some reports that the graphics performance under SnowLeopard may be quite slow for some installs (around 30% of Leopard).

You can follow this topic here.

Ethernet

Working

At the moment the ethernet port is not working.

I’m looking into this…

Bluetooth

Working

Not tested


eee 1000H(E) – DSDT files and the memory problem

Update: You can find a video tutorials on how to manipulate DSDT files

on our new partner site technow.cc.

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As a lot of my readers have observed there are some problems when using certain dsdt.aml files with certain RAM configurations.

It seems that when you export/generate dsdt.aml files from the real existing BIOS, the resulting export is not strictly identical and thus playing havoc with your configuration.

The dsdt files contained in my packages (for the 1000H and the 1000HE) have both been generated with 2GB of memory, so there will be problems with eee PC that have not been upgraded with more RAM.

Attention – technical stuff:

It seems that there is one line in the decompiled dsdt.dsl file that differs:

For the 1GB:

Name (SMBS, 0x0400)

OperationRegion (BIOS, SystemMemory, 0x3F7AE064, 0xFF)

Field (BIOS, ByteAcc, NoLock, Preserve)

{

For the 2GB:

Name (SMBS, 0x0400)

OperationRegion (BIOS, SystemMemory, 0x7F7AE064, 0xFF)

Field (BIOS, ByteAcc, NoLock, Preserve)

{

I included the needed files in a zip file here, and I’m updating the packages now.The 1GB 1000H files are courtesy of elParker.


OSX Leopard 10.5.7 on the eee 1000HE (Updated)

Update: You can find new video tutorials on how to install SnowLeopard here.

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I finally got OSX 10.5.7 to install on my new eee 1000HE.

This guide is quite basic, again you‚Äôll have to enable your brain at a certain moment 😉

Thanks go to Greg, slither2007, pentiumpc, Thireus,strongesthylian, comatron and all the other fine people at ipis-osx.

Update: I just had to reinstall the OS after I lost keyboard and mouse after changing to 2GB of RAM – strange…

I followed my own steps and I couldn’t get it installed properly, so I had to do some modifications:

  • No wifi driver : there is no WIFI driver for the integrated Atheros card (didn’t check this as I swapped it before installing) – thanks desertman
  • Update to 10.5.7 should be done in the end
  • Update to 10.5.7 should be done with the iDeneb.Combo.Upgrade.KIT.1057
  • The cpus=1 install option is not needed anymore (at least for me)
  • Provided the latest dsdt.aml file that works on my 1000HE (I redid the whole patching thing)
  • New chapter for goodies 😉

Update: I uploaded a new version of the package that should fix the problems with dsdt files for 1GB or 2GB PCs. See this post.

The new bundle is MY_BUNDLE_1000HE_V0.1.2.zip

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OSX Leopard 10.5.7 update on the eee 1000h

Update: you can find new video tutorials on how to install SnowLeopard on our new partner site technow.cc.

I just upgraded to version 10.5.7 of Leopard on my 1000H.

I did this by downloading the Combo Update directly from Apple (just to be sure…) and executing it on the eee PC.

Everything went fine, I just had to:

  • reinstall the modified graphics kexts in version 10.5.7
  • reinstall the Bluetooth kext from the Fixes folder
  • and strangely the PS2 kexts and to reapply the AboutThisMac.pkg

All of those kexts can be found in the 10.5.7 folder from the Install Package in this eNik article.

About_10.5.7

Hardware_10.5.7screen_10.5.7


OSX Leopard 10.5.6 on the eee 1000h (UPDATED)

Update: You can find new video tutorials on how to install SnowLeopard here.

image I finally got the time to update my article on how to install OSX 10.5.5 on your eee 1000h.

The procedure is pretty much the same but I tried to add the cool stuff that has been discovered lately, mainly over at ipis-osx.

I tried to keep this guide more basic than the one before, so no iDeneb, iPC or Kalyway specific installation instructions, you‚Äôll have to enable your brain at a certain moment 😉

If you would like to install with the original OSX DVD see the excellent tutorial by Gregory Cohen.

Thanks go to Greg, slither2007, pentiumpc, Thireus,strongesthylian, comatron and all the other fine people at ipis-osx.

Update: I re-tested the guide on iDeneb 1.4 and had to change the install order:

When installing the GMA950 kexts before the DSDT fix boot process will most probably hang with a blue screen. –> changed the order of installation and uploaded a new zip package.

Update: Updated the chapter 3.4.5) Fix Power Manage for those who get double or missing battery icons.

Update: Modified the Tutorial to integrate Thireus’ VoodooHDA.kext for Sound input (Mic working) and the Attansic kext for a working Ethernet port (new Install Package РV0.9.3).

Update: Modified the Tutorial and Package (new Install Package – V0.9.4) to integrate:

  • Thireus‚Äô latest VoodooHDA.kext
  • The latest Attansic kext for a working Ethernet
  • The latest BIOS and DSDT (1902 for 1000H) file from alex_l
  • Trackpad kexts in the 10.5.7 folder after my 10.5.7 upgrade
  • Graphics kexts in the 10.5.7 folder after my 10.5.7 upgrade
  • Chameleon 2 RC package for the adventurous among my visitors 😉

Update: I uploaded a new version of the package that should fix the problems with dsdt files for 1GB or 2GB PCs. See this post.

The new bundle is MY_BUNDLE_V0.9.4.2.zip.

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