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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…

How to disable waking-up the MacBook when opening the lid

For some this is a big problem when running on a bus or traveling, the lid ever so slightly opens and it turns on.

On your arrival you’ll find it overheated in your bag, without juice left for this terribly important presentation (and no power outlet in sight) and in the worst case with harddisk heads that have gotten to know the surface of the disks themselves – all data lost (believe me if I tell you that I had this happen twice to me)…

This video shows in less than one minute how to avoid your MacBook waking up when the lid is opened.

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.

Apple (does) Care : With a happy ending

200908242036.jpg Friday afternoon just before heading home from work, streaming radio playing on my MacBook Pro while working on my work PC…

Suddenly no more sound… Lost the WIFI connection. No panic, just reconnect, but to my big surprise there are no more hotspots detected (there are more than 10 in my office space).

The basic troubleshooting begins:

  • Reboot
  • Reset PVRAM
  • Creation of a WIFI hotspot on the MBP (Create Network) and nothing detected by my iPhone or my Dell PC.

To no avail.

I have to jump the shark and call Apple Care (I’ve been in the IT business for more than 20 years, so this is kind of humiliating ;-)) for the first time.

I get a very nice and knowledgeble lady on the phone who walks me through the basic steps:

Reset PVRAM (yay, been there already)

Create test user

Hold Left Shift-Alt-Cmd when switched off and press the on button (nothing […]

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.


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.

OSX Leopard 10.5.7 on the eee 1000HE (Updated)

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


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 […]

the 1000H is dead – long live the 1000EH

image As I said in my previous article, my 1000H just died on me with a high pitched whining sound…

It seems that it is beyond repair and I got a 1000HE instead.

I love the new keyboard and the battery life is pretty amazing (and I got it in black which is more “manly” than the previous white one).

I already installed Windows 7 on it and it works like a charm.

I started hacking away with OSX and I’ll keep you posted how it goes in an upcoming post.