OSX Leopard 10.5.5 on the eee 1000h (UPDATED)

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

This information is outdated.

Please refer to the the new and updated article:

OSX Leopard 10.5.6 on the eee 1000h

The post will remain online for reference purposes.

In this article I will show you how to install OSX 10.5.5 on your eee 1000h.
Today OSX becomes a real alternative to XP and Linux (especially after Apple forgot to announce their 800$ MacBook Mini).

If you can live with no Ethernet connection (you can get a inexpensive MacBook Air USB to Ethernet Adaptor in the Apple Store) and no internal sound limited sound (see here)  (in addition I use low price USB soundcard) you get a reliable and very portable workhorse for your everyday needs.

This is an extended version of my previous article and contains some new findings as well as an adaptation to the 1000h.

Update: Sound is now partially working. See here.

Update: I updated this article for the wiki entry I made on ipis-osx.

Update: Installing the IONetworkingFamily.kext fixes Time Machine but seems to break the Ralink Wireless driver!!! New Post Install Package uploaded.

Update: New PostInstallPackage version (V 0.6)

  • Corrects problems with the display of remaining battery time after sleep. Existing users just replace PowerManagement.bundle and repair permissions as described in 3.4.4.
  • Contains fix for sound
  • Contains fix for brightness control
  • Split in a BASE and an OPTIONAL package

Update: Added instructions for working Speedstep (not Coolbook!)

Update: New PostInstallPackage version (V 0.7)

  • Contains fix for Bluetooth
  • Contains fix for Speedstep
  • Contains new fix for Brightness control based on 10.5.5 kexts (graphics should be more optimized by using those)

Update: New OPTIONAL PostInstallPackage version (V 0.8) —> Added the Old brightness fix as the new one seems to break some installs, added README to the OPTIONAL with description on how to recover from bad kexts.

1) BIOS Update to fix ACPI Problems

1a) Update from XP

The simplest way to do a BIOS Update – use Asus Windows Tool and Run update from file
BIOS Update is always a risk – for me, all went fine and the long boot time was fixed!

  • Get modified Bios from: osrom.net
  • Run ASUSUpdate


  • Select “Update BIOS from File”


  • Select the downloaded file
  • Follow the steps to update your BIOS

1a) Update natively

  • To flash the BIOS,
  • Rename the ROM file to whatever the name of your comp model is, in my case 1000.ROM (or 901.ROM)
  • Put it alone on a USB drive and insert it into your computer. Reboot, hit F2
  • Under the Boot tab of BIOS settings, change priority boot device to USB drive
  • Go to exit, select exit + save changes
  • This will cause the comp to reboot again, so as soon as you see it start up, HOLD DOWN alt + F2
  • This will go into EZ-FLASH and update your BIOS
  • Reboot, hit F2, double check that BIOS is working

2) Partition your Harddisk

I kept a dualboot configuration with XP and OSX on my 1000h.

In order to accomplish this you’ll have to do some light changes in your partition scheme.

I’ll recommend you do a complete backup of your harddisk before continuing!!!
You can use programs like Acronis TrueImage to do so.

  • Right click on “My Computer” on your desktop and select “Manage”
  • Then click on “Disk Management”


  • Delete the second partition by right clicking on the second partition of Disk0 and selecting “Delete Partition”.


  • Create a new unformatted primary partition





3) Installation

3.1) Preparation – Downloads

  • Download iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 from the usual sources (this is somewhat illegal even if you own a Leopard licence, as I do)
  • Burn it to a DVD

3.2) BIOS Settings

  • Enter BIOS Settings by pressing F2 at the gray boot screen
    • Go to Advanced - Onboard Device Configuration
      • Onboard LAN: Disable
      • Onboard Camera: Enable
      • Onboard Wlan: Enable
      • Onboard Bluetooth: Enable
    • Advanced – CPU settings
      • Max CPUID Value Limit: Disable
      • Hyper threading: Disable (If you have it in the BIOS – mainly for 901 users)
      • Intel Speedstep Enable (If you have it in the BIOS – mainly for 901 users)
  • Save & Exit

3.3) Installing OSX

  • Put the iDeneb 1.3 DVD in your external DVD drive and boot from it (Hit ESC at the gray boot screen and select your DVD drive in the blue/yellow list)
  • The boot may take a while (5-10 minutes depending on your DVD drive)

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  • Just click through until you come to this screen


  • Run “Disk Utility”


  • Select the second partition that you have created in step 1 and format it by selecting “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”, naming it (OSX in my case) and hit “Erase”



  • To be sure you can select the drive and select “Partition”. Press Options and you should see that the drive is partitioned as MBR$


  • If you go back now you should see something like this.
  • Select the drive and click “continue”


  • On the “Install Summary” Screen click “Customize”


  • Select the following options:
    • Chipsets and check ICHx Fixed..
    • Fix and check FireWire Remove
    • Video/Intel and check the box for GMA950.

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  • I recommend you install some useful tools:


  • Hit “Done” and “Install”
  • Go have a coffee or two, install takes around 25 – 40 minutes.

3.4) Post-Install

After first boot you’ll have to answer some questions to Apple. Don’t forget to define a password, we’ll need it later!
Get my post install pack here and the optional post intall pack (I compiled a configuration that worked for me. I take no credit at all for this. Guys like paul over here did the lions share of the work).
Unzip the downloaded file (normally it unzips to the same folder)

There is no guarantee that all the kexts in this bundle do work with your eee PC.
There are simply too many different hardware revisions out there
(even on the 1000h it seems that there are at least 3 different brands of the camera used - some work, some don't).

So if you install the kexts:
 - Do so by following the guide (unless you know what you're doing) as it makes it easier to spot an offending kext.
 - Install them using kextHelper (it sets the corrects rights and stuff and makes a backup of your replaced kexts).

If ever a kext has your system carshing/not booting/unstable do the following:

- Boot into "single user mode" by specifying -s at the boot prompt
- Then type:
      /sbin/fsck -fy
      /sbin/mount -uw /
            (don't forget the / at the end!!)

- Then erase the offending kext(s) with the backup(s) (example of AppleIntelGMA950 kext)
      cp -R /Backup Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext/ /System/Library/Extensions/
      rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext

- Reboot with the -f option

3.4.1) Fixing “About this Mac”

  • Install the “About this Mac” package. Just click through it


3.4.2) Installing kexts

  • Run “Kext Helper”


  • Drag all kexts in the “kexts” folder onto the “Kext Helper” application


  • Type your password, click “Easy Install” and follow the dialogs
  • Reboot

3.4.3) Fixing the resolution

  • You’ll probably have a strange 800×600 resolution. Don’t worry, we’ll fix that.
  • Install “SwitchResX”


  • Launch “SwitchResX” property panel


  • Go to “Custom” and click on the plus sign “+”


  • Create a custom resolution. Only change the “Pixel Clock “to 60 and the Horizontal resolution to 1024 and hit OK.


  • Click “Apply”
  • Launch “OSx86 Tool”
  • Select “Enable/Disable Quartz GL”
  • Click on “Enable Quartz GL”


  • Reboot

3.4.4) Fix Power Management

  • Delete the “PowerManagement.bundle” in System/Library/SystemConfiguration by dragging it to the Trash (it might be a good idea to make a copy first ;-) . You’ll have to enter your password to proceed.


  • Now install the new “PowerManagement.bundle” by dragging it to System/Library/SystemConfiguration. Again you’ll have to enter your password to proceed.


  • Launch “OSx86 Tool”
  • Select “Repair Permissions” and “Clear Extensions Cache”
  • Click on “Run Selected Tasks”. You’ll have to enter your password to proceed.


  • Wait (this may take some time – 5 to 10 minutes)
  • Reboot

3.4.5) Install WLAN Driver if you stayed with the original Ralink card

  • Download here
  • Use specific application to control WLAN
  • I for my part installed a Apple Airport mini PCI WLAN card – BroadCom BCM 94321MC 802.11n (search for BCM94321MC on eBay – around 20$-30$)which works out of the box and is recognized as Airport card.

3.4.6) Fix sound

See this wiki entry for making sound work (or follow the included SoundHowTo.rtf document).

3.4.7) Brightness Control

  • Double-click sleepwatcher_2.0.5.dmg in the OPTIONAL/Brightness Control Fix folder
  • Install both packages
  • Now you have two choices (the 10.5.4 should work on all eee PCs, the 10.5.5 seems to hang on some but is optimized – in case of problems refer to chapter 3.4):
  • Either install AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext with kextHelper from the 10.5.4 folder
  • Or install AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and AppleIntelGMA950.kext with kextHelper from the 10.5.5 folder
  • copy the two rc files to /etc
    • Open terminal
    • Go to the folder where you unpacked the PostInstallationPackage (something like /User/YOUR_NAME/Desktop/MY_BUNDLE_VX/OPTIONS/Brightness Control Fix folder
    • Type ./install.sh
    • Type your password
    • Type sudo reggie_se -x -D PentiumM
    • Get the line number where it says “Display controller: display” (should be 16 or 18 or something like that)
    • If you don’t get 16 (which is the value that worked on my 100h), open the two rc.* files and adjust the value for the -i parameter (reggie_se -D PCI -i 16…)
  • Reboot

3.4.8) Speedstep

Thanks to Slither2007 on ipis-osx for this guide.

  • Unzip them in your Documents folder.
  • Use KextHelper7 and install the kext.
  • Copy the App into your Applications or Utilities.
  • Add the App as a Login Startup Item and tick the Hide box.
  • Restart PC and enjoy!


That’s it…

What works:

- System running with EFI, vanilla and Quartz extreme support

- Stock Kernel : working with EFI

- GMA950 : working with QE & GL

- Sleep Mode : working (With wakeup by pressing power button)

- Wlan : working (After Start and wake on imagePowersaving a manual switch off/on is needed on original Ralink Card)

- Camera: : working

- Multitouch : 2 finger scrolling, 3 finger control, 2 finger doubletab

- SD Slot

- External USB to Ethernet adapter for the MacBook Air

- Time Machine

- Sound output working

- Brightness control

- Speedstep

What does not work yet:

- Sound input

- Ethernet

- Speedstep

List of components in the Post Install Pack

Post Install Pack here(7MB)

There is no guarantee that all the kexts in this bundle do work with your eee PC!!!! See section 3.4 for troubleshooting instructions.






PowerManagementBundle Fix

mcmadmans PowerManagement Sleep Fix


Working timed sleep – replaces the bundle from the BASE package


Speedstep Fix

GenericCPUPowerManagement Help.pdf

Follow the instructions



Speedstep Kext V1.0 working



Speedstep Control App interface



Speedstep Control App commandline


External USB to Ethernet


Fixes External USB to Ethernet adapter



Fixes External USB to Ethernet adapter


CoolBook Fix (Probably obsolete now)


Makes CoolBook app work


Brightness Control Fix 10.5.4

This is the standard one and should work on all eee PCs


Restore brightness on wakeup from sleep



Fixes brightness control with eee native keys


rc.*, install.sh

installation scripts


Brightness Control Fix 10.5.5

This is the new and optimized one but seems to break some installations, see section 3.4 for troubleshooting instructions


Restore brightness on wakeup from sleep



Fixes brightness control with eee native keys



Fixes brightness control with eee native keys


rc.*, install.sh

installation scripts


Sound Fix


Follow the instructions



Azalia Driver



Onscreen display and key control of volume and mute


Time Machine Fix

Attention this seems to break the RalinkDriver!!!


Fixes Time Machine


Bluetooth Fix


Fully functional Bluetooth


All the information in this post comes from the following sites and from hours of trial and error work from my eee PCs:







  1. Jeffrey M Barrows says:

    Looking at this for a replacement http://bit.ly/EEE1005HAp After reading this http://bit.ly/LeoOnEEE100H . Any opinions?

  2. Delicious Over 50 says:

    eNik | OSX Leopard 10.5.5 on the eee 1000h (UPDATED) http://bit.ly/WRwJB MacOSX

  3. Pa0007 B. says:

    OSX Leopard 10.5.5 on the eee 1000h http://bit.ly/4tPn32

  4. Javier Anton says:

    @oriolfb Hackintosh en un 1000H: http://tr.im/un53

  5. Artur GoulãoFerreira says:

    @vd http://snurl.com/ikibh if you want to put OSx86 on your netbook :P

  6. jameslleverino says:

    @micronauta te sirve la instalacion del Asus EeePC 1000H ? http://is.gd/4Siw

  7. admin says:

    IMPORTANT: Please take your comments to the new and updated article

    OSX Leopard 10.5.6 on the eee 1000h

    I closed comments on this thread as of now.

  8. Michel Rietveld says:

    When i close the top while the system is up and running the screen goes dark.
    When i open it again i can’t get the screen back and the only option is to power down by pressing the off button several seconds.

    • Thireus says:

      I’m using InsomniaX, this is a great tool that keep your computer awake when you close it :)


      Enjoy ;)

    • admin says:

      Have you tried FN-F6?

      What happens:
      The AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext makes the FN-F5 and FN-F6 keys work.
      BUT: whenever you close and reopen the lid the screen goes blank and you have to hit FN-F5/6 to get it back.
      Enter sleepwatcher…
      This is a programm that executes scritps (rc.sleep, rc.wakeup) whenever you go to sleep / wakeup from sleep.
      Those scripts save the current brightness levels befor sleeping and restore it when coming back from sleep.

      You have to follow this exactly otherwise it won’t work!

      In the meantime another solution (way more powerful) has made an appearance, but it is somewhat difficult to implement…
      I’ll try to update my tutorial soon…


  9. Michel Rietveld says:

    Question regarding step
    3.4.7) Brightness Control
    Wen i Type sudo reggie_se -x -D PentiumM

    Get the line number where it says “Display controller: display” (should be 16 or 18 or something like that)
    If you don’t get 16 (which is the value that worked on my 100h), open the two rc.* files and adjust the value for the -i parameter (reggie_se -D PCI -i 16…)

    I do see line 16 but when i choose this i get “-bash: 16: command not found”

    I opened the rc files but am not sure what to modify here.


    • admin says:
      • Open rc.sleep and rc.wakeup
      • Scroll to the last line
      • replace the number 16  in the “reggie_se -D PCI -i 16 -r -a 0xF4…” part with the number that you found when executing the “reggie_se -x -D PentiumM” command.
      • Save
      • Copy the two files to /etc if not done yet.

      Make sure that the permissions are OK:

      • cd /etc
      • sudo -s
      • enter your password
      • chown root:wheel rc.sleep
      • chown root:wheel rc.wakeup
      • chmod 4755 rc.sleep
      • chmod 4755 rc.wakeup

      NikBODY { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } P { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } DIV { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } TD { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } BODY { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } P { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } DIV { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } TD { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt }

  10. Michel Rietveld says:

    Finally got sound to work, seemed that i had to select HD audio.

  11. Thireus says:


    For those who can’t make skype working on their Mac here is the solution:


    Enjoy ;)

  12. Michel Rietveld says:

    Can you create a new tutorial based on 10.5.6? Since it is out and i installed it on my eee pc i can get wifi to work but am still struggeling with sound, the provided steps for 10.5.5 don’t seem to work since i can’t get audio to work.

    Thanks in advance,

    • admin says:

      Unfortunately I don’t have much time to spare at the moment so I won’t be able to do any updates soon.
      However the sound stuff worked like a charm for me when using iPC 10.5.6 distribution (should also work with iDeneb 1.4).
      I did a complete reinstall from scratch on my 1000H and now have an Windows 7 / OSX 10.5.6 dualboot system which works perfectly except the well known quirks.

      Are you sure that you followed the guide to the letter?
      Did you install everything (CHUD, AzaliaAudio.pkg, Audiee, Spark)?
      Is the Soundcard enabled in the BIOS (stupid, but did happen once to me)?

      If yes and it still does not work i’d recommend heading over to http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com to ask your questions. They will however need a lot more information in order to help you out (system logs, …)

      Good luck,


      • michel rietveld says:

        Yes audio is enabled and i followed the instructions to the letter, will try a reinstall since i also want a dual boot configuration.

        • Michel Rietveld says:

          i got it to work, had to select HD audio

          • admin says:

            Good news

  13. Thireus says:

    Hi again,

    It seems I hava a big problem with the L2 cache:


    As you can see on this pic I only have 256ko, and must be 512ko.

    Can someone help me on that point please?

    • admin says:


      It displays the same for me.
      I think it is a problem with the AppleSMBIOS.kext but not sure…
      Which kext are you using?


      • Thireus says:


        I’m using the one you are sharing, do you know if any other kext can cause the problem? Because I think this is not this one :s

  14. Thireus says:

    Hi guys,

    I’ve eeectl installed under Windows and running at 1.89Mhz… But when I rebooted my eeepc 1000h, the frequency seems is 1.89Mhz too…

    I’m using voodoo.kext and the throttle works great oO


    Here are some pictures:


    Follow the discussion here: http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-134725/1-89mhz-under-leopard-wtf

  15. Josh says:

    I Installed it but all i get to is the do you already own a mac?
    i clock no
    it freezes and reboots

  16. mad4power says:

    hi nik, i have changed the wifi to the one you said but i still have to turn wifi on and off in the bios for it to work, which means its the same as the ralink card. any ideas?

    thank martyn

    • admin says:

      I’m not sure I understand…
      Do you have to go into the BIOS and disable/enable the wifi to make it work or are you looking for a way to disable the wifi card from OSX?

      Which model is reported by System Profiler (About this Mac/More Info/AirPort Card).


      • martyn says:

        yes, on every boot i have to enable/disable in the bios to get the wifi to work, which i knew i had to do with the ralink card but thought the upgrade would sort that.
        Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0×88)
          Wireless Card Locale: Worldwide
          Wireless Card Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
          Current Wireless Network: Hotel-Front
          Wireless Channel: 3
        what i have noticed is that if i don’t enable/disable the airport logo in the toolbar shows the bars greyed out and then turns to a pie shape with no bars in it! does that means its working when it boots and that something knocks it out or does os x just assume it work but then realises it can’t find the card and changes the logo to an empty pie!? sorry thats really hard to explain, hope you understand.

        • admin says:

          I understand what you mean.
          This would mean that (as you point out) that the card is active at boot but that it gets deactivated after the complete boot process.
          Did you have a look at the logs?
          Do you use some DSDT hacks that I don’t?

          FYI my Airport card is slightly different from yours:
          Wireless Card Type:    AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x8C)
          Wireless Card Locale:    USA
          Wireless Card Firmware Version:    Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
          Current Wireless Network:    NHAE
          Wireless Channel:    11

          Keep me posted with your findings.
          Good luck,


          • martyn says:

            i have only used what u have on your site here to create my hack. can you tell me how you get the boot log and i will post it



          • admin says:

            You have to open the “Console” application (usually in Applicaitons/Utilities) and look for suspicious entries concerning Airport/Wifi/Network (Look for “wl0″ or “Broadcom” and of course “Error” or “Dump”).


  17. Michel Rietveld says:

    Hello, i tried to download the jzip files but get errors while unpacking, could you verify the files pls.

    • michel rietveld says:

      first i get a message that the path is too deep/file names too long
      second i get an error on the switchresx install.app\._Icon that it can’t be created

      • michel rietveld says:

        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDAppKitInspector.nib\designable.nib
            Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDAppKitInspector.nib\keyedobjects.nib
            Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDAppKitLibrary.nib\designable.nib
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDAppKitLibrary.nib\keyedobjects.nib
            Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDPopUpButtonCell.classdescription
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDProgressIndicator.classdescription
            Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\OSX86Tools_1.0.150\OSX86Tools.app\Contents\Resources\FDISKEFI.app\Contents\Frameworks\BGHUDAppKit.framework\Versions\A\Resources\BGHUDAppKitPlugin.ibplugin\Contents\Resources\BGHUDSecureTextFieldCell.classdescription
            Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters
        !   The system cannot find the path specified.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Contents\Resources\ui\SwitchResX.prefPane\Contents\Resources\MenuCracker.menu\Icon
        !   The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Attempting to correct the invalid file name
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Renaming MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Contents\Resources\ui\SwitchResX.prefPane\Contents\Resources\MenuCracker.menu\Icon
         to MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Contents\Resources\ui\SwitchResX.prefPane\Contents\Resources\MenuCracker.menu\Icon_
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Icon
        !   The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Attempting to correct the invalid file name
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Renaming MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Icon
         to MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\Icon_
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Cannot create __MACOSX\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\._Icon
        !   The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Attempting to correct the invalid file name
        !   C:\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE.zip: Renaming __MACOSX\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\._Icon
         to __MACOSX\MY_BUNDLE_V0.8 BASE\Apps\SwitchResX Installer.app\._Icon_

        • Robbe says:

          unzip them on your EeePC running OS X. That’ll work.

    • admin says:


      My zips are perfectly OK.
      It’s just that Mr. Gates superb Operating System does not handle such EXTREMELY ;-) complex file structures (the complete path name just gets over 255 characters and Windows does not know how to handle that)…
      And that’s exactly one reason we’re installing Mr Jobs superb Operating System on those little beauties…

      Why would you want to unzip under Windows anyway?


  18. incynr8 says:

    I’m currently using ideneb v1.3 10.5.5. on 1000h
    Used osrom bios, believe it shows as 1103
    I got ralink card happy, sound etc.

    My problems seem to stem upon two things:
    lockup upon sleep, no cursor
    the same resolution problems as described above
    appleintelgma950 kext seems to brick my system, even removing and using a -f after reboot it still will not return to normal.
    a manual install of gma950, framebuffer, and natit, extensions cache rebuild, and still hangs.
    seems I am ok until I experiment with these kexts.

    without them, using switchresex provides me only 800×600 native.

    I must have some slightly different hardware and just reaching out to see if others have this issue. I will once again try removing the kexts, clearing and rebuilding caches before resintall.

  19. kcm says:

    This works on the 1000 as well, correct? The only difference is the SSD vs. the HDD.

    Speaking of the SSD, the 40GB is divided up (physically – two separate drives) into 8GB and 32GB portions. The 8GB is much faster, so is there any way to separate portions of the operating system onto different drives  (like with other Unix OS’s)? Or will the operating system fit on the 8GB drive?

  20. martyn says:

    i really need some help…

    i have followed the instructions very carefully (four times) and everytime i install the post install kext i get the blue screen! I have downloaded mac drive and been able to remove the all kext, but where do i go from here. can’t change the resolution, no audio and no wlan.

    asus 1000h


    and all nik packs



    • admin says:


      If you run into such problems you should install the kexts one by one (or small groups) in order to identify the culprit.
      In your case, as soon as you get iDeneb installed, try to install just the graphics kexts (AppleIntelGMA950.kext, AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and Natit.kext) and see if this works without bluescreen.
      Then you can go on from there.
      You can also uninstall kexts from the single user mode that you choose at startup (see the box in 3.4) Post-Install for details).

      You should also follow the posts about DSDT modifications on ipis-osx (especially this one: http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-121404/various-dsdt-fix-for-1000h).

      Good luck,


      • martyn says:

        thanks for your quick reply, it all looks quite scary.. but i will give a go!

        • admin says:

          Yes it does, doesn’t it ;-)

          But give it a try, pentiumpc did a great job and it solves a lot of quirks (power button, no need for Natit.kext anymore, brightness keys working without hacking AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext, …).
          The list is long and it will help you get a more robust install.



          • martyn says:

            I have to admit that i am completely lost now…

            After a fresh start your post install kexts worked straight away, no blue screen no nothing, just installed them in the order you said, great!

            screen res sorted itself so no need to install switch resx ‘unless that sorts out the mirror problem on a second display’

            got audio running, it only worked after i plugged in some headphones and unplugged them again and now works every time…

            no luck with wlan, turned radio on and off as described on another site, wireless utility says ‘no device!!!’

            but then i get to screen brightness, not sure what you mean by copy the two rc files to /etc what the etc bit?

            just one interesting point for you to think about, whilst looking at system preferences to try and sort wlan, i noticed that an ethernet (lan) adpator showed up and then disappeared again.

            if you can help with the above that would be great, i’m really not sure how to add patches and fixes from the other site you sent me a link to



          • martyn says:

            ok after lots of reboots and realising that i had flashed the bios again, i found that the wlan was off in the bios!! so that i sorted…

            i’m guessing that that might have accounted for the lan appearing and diappearing too!


  21. nhirt says:

    @nerdyface Have a look at http://bit.ly/XuxXR and dont hesitate to dm me for questions

  22. Scott A says:

    Has anyone found a way to get the built-in wireless chips to work on a WPA-Enterprise network? RALink tool I’m using says it is not supported. Is an upgrade available?

    // ScottA

  23. Enomis says:


    this Guide is really great! I have installed all in my eeepc 1000h but now i have a problem:

    in the boot when i select the disk of windows xp the darwin show me this error:

    The disk cannot read.

    What must i do?

    Bye Bye!

  24. Thireus says:

    Hi there,

    I would like to know if there is a program such as eeectl but for Mac OS 10.5.6

    So we can overclock the CPU just like under windows.

    • admin says:

      Not yet, sorry


      • Thireus says:

        Ok thanks :)

  25. lunz says:

    just a quick question, from a bemused mac user,

    i have tried repeatedly to install OSX 10.5.6, from the automatic updates. it tells me to restart so it can install, but after this, it closes finder, and the background screen shows the orginal picture that you get when you install lepeard for the first time, its purply blue screen, anyway a loading display pops up, and it starts to load, until it gets to about 5%. Then it stops,
    At first i thought it was slow at dowloding the software, but i left it for a day next to the wireless router, and still noting.

    i also tried to downlode an actual file from the apple downlodes for the update, and this didnt work iether, it just froze.

    any help would be greatly appreciated,

    thanks for spending your time reading this, (im sorry if i babbled on a little bit)

  26. stoobz says:

    hi all!

    is there any news about getting the ethernet-port to work on the 1000h?

    • admin says:

      Nope, and there probably won’t as long as the Audio does not work properly (but I might be mistaken. Follow the thread on http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com on Ethernet devs)


      • stoobz says:

        ok, thanx m8!

  27. jerrytaft says:

    @JasonBogovich Check this out before you work on your Eee PC 1000. http://tinyurl.com/3psnas

  28. Tim says:

    Hi folks,

    I finally got OS X 10.5.5 on my 1000H to work. With the hints at http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-105200/help:blue-screen-after-installing-kexts-reboot#post-330452 with the darwin950 kexts instead of the original ones (AppleIntelGMA950.kext caused blue screen) everythings works just perfects – beside sleep mode.

    I installed all kexts as shown above, but when trying to enter sleepmode by closing the 1000h or clicking on it in the Menu the mouse pointer disappears and the whole thing freezes. Switching off by holding the power button for several seconds is the only way to reboot.

    Any ideas how to get sleep mode working?

    Thanks so far,


  29. Thireus says:

    Hi guys!

    I have a big problem with my 10.5.6 Leo version on eeepc 1000h.

    When my power adapter is plugged off Mac OS 10.5.6 does some freezes of 3-4seconds every 10sec when some apps like quicktime, adium or also iTunes are launched.

    Can someone please upload a AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext that work? It seems that the problem is coming from this kext…

    Thanks a lot :)

  30. Robbe says:

    I updated my 1000h 10.5.5 to 10.5.6. Everything seems to work just fine (sleep, speedstep, battery-status, audio-out, quartz extreme, brightness adjustable) only one problems remains:

    When I open system profiler, it won’t display hardware info, says somethin like “error gathering information”. I’ve read that one should disable Max CPUID in bios, but I don’t have that option in my bios. Any hints anybody?

    In case you are interested, here’s how I udated:

    -Booted from my external OS X drive
    -downloaded 10.5.6 update from apple (normal, not combo)
    - installed update on the intenal drive
    - deleted following kexts: AppleIntelCPUPowermanagment, all four GMA950, AppleIntegratedFramebuffer, ApplePS2Controller (all in the /System/Library/Extensions)
    - deleted /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
    - copied new kexts to /System/Library/Extensions: AppleACPIPS2Nub, ApplePS2Controller, all GMA950 (those came in two packages, so they installed themselves), AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, AppleIntegratedFramebuffer. I took all files from links in but their recommended course of action did not work for me.

    that was basically it. If you manually install the kexts like I did, don’t forget to set owner to root:wheel.

    after rebooting the only thing that did not work out of the box was QuartzExtreme, which I activated with the OSX86Tools.

    Now the only apparent problem is the above mentioned Systemprofiler malfunction.

  31. Milos says:

    I don’t know if these drivers for wireless are included, or not. Anyway, read this:

  32. Thireus says:


    Does anyone know a solution to stop the clunking noise of the Hard Drive under Leopard?

    I tryed hdapm but it doesn’t work, and then the declunk program but doesn’t work very well and is not a good solution.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Thanks a lot.

    • mekondelta says:

      @Thireus: I’ve used declunk successfully although I have to start it manually on the terminal each boot.

      Use the –interval 3 and –debug 1 to ensure that the files are being read/written and that it’s happening often enough.

      terminal remembers your previous commands so once you’ve done it once it’s not so bad… also easy to launch terminal with quicksilver (if you have it) so no real hardship for me. I found no other alternative that worked.

      • Thireus says:

        Yes I tryed it, but the problem is that clunks are always there (every 1 or 2 minutes). And this method makes the Hard Drive go slower!

        But thanks for the tip ;)

  33. jerrytaft says:

    @scottfmurphy I sent you an @ message with the link http://tinyurl.com/3psnas

  34. jerrytaft says:

    @totalted Best explanation for installing OSX on an Eee PC 1000h. http://tinyurl.com/3psnas

  35. stoobz says:

    hey guys,

    I´m happy with my running install of ideneb 10.5 on my 1000h. can anybody tell me how to proceed, to install windows 7 so I can choose in a bootmenu which system to load?
    how does this work?

    thnx alot in advance!

    • stoobz says:

      I forgot to mention the following:

      When I installed the iDeneb-distribution a bootloader was automaticly installed, which diplas this on startup:

      Darwin Boot/x86 5.0.132 Chameleon v1.0.11

      Then there is only one option where I choose the mac OSX.
      How can I install windows7 so that it appears in the bootloader as well?


      • Scott A says:

        I tried installing Windows 7 in the partition and it completely wiped out the Darwin boot data. I spent a while trying to get EasyBCD to work with both but the Windows boot program will not see the OS X partition. I could not get the two OS’s to work together. Eventually, I just dumped Windows 7 and restored OS X 10.5.5.

        Wish I had better news.

        // Scott A

        • Jeremy says:

          I did this successfully, but with Vista, not Windows 7 (though it’ll probably be no different).

          These commands wouldn’t work on OS X, but I did this from a Linux boot disk (you’ll need to use common sense to adjust these commands for your own use, as they’ll differ, and they’ll stuff up your partition table if you make one tiny mistake):

          $ dd if=/media/OSx86/usr/standalone/i386/chain0 of=/dev/sda bs=448 count=1

          That’ll dd the first 448 bytes of chain0 (which is actually a spare copy of the Darwin/x86 bootloader) onto your hard drive’s MBR, which’ll make it load the Darwin bootloader instead.

          Note that we only copy the first 448 bytes (the file is 512 bytes in size). That’s because in an MBR partition table, bytes 0-448 are the boot loader, and 449-512 are the actual partition table. If we copied all 512 bytes of the chain0 file, we’d overwrite our partition table!

          Note that Vista may refuse to boot after we do this (winload.exe corrupt). To fix this, boot from a Vista CD, and run in the Command Prompt (find it in the Repair Your Computer section):

          x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
          x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
          x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:

  36. Denzil Ferreira says:

    I’ve been playing with my Asus 1000H for some days now, successfully updated from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 and I’m already using new version of GenericCPU throttler, that’s called VoodooPower.kext something (its available on http://www.superhai.com/darwin.html) and you have the updated GUI to control the CPU throttling :)

    Right now, the only thing that doesn’t work right is the ethernet port and getting the trackpad options to appear on the control panel…

  37. JFG says:

    Hello there!!!
    I’ve got the iDeneb 10.5.5 distribution working on a eEE 1000HA, however, I’m having a bad time trying to get the Atheros Wireless device to work. Any advice on what to do? I tried the Atheros driver included in the distribution but no luck so far. Greetings from Venezuela!!!

    • Owen says:

      Hello JFG,

      I just got me a 1000HA and was wondering what procedure you followed for successful installation. I have tried a few so far using iDenib 10.5.5 and getting stuck at the first screen where I can select disk utility

      The Screen seem to be cut off so I can’t see the Options at the bottom of the page even if I use a regular monitor.

      Thank you

  38. Whiletrue says:

    Hi folks,

    Did you try to install Xcode and iPhone SDK on the eeepc 1000h ? Is it working ?


    • admin says:

      Yes it works great.
      I’m developing some stupid apps to get used to it (Object-C is soooo bizarre compared to my beloved JAVA ;-)

      You’ll probably want an external screen with a higher resolution though.


  39. stoobz says:

    first I wanted to wish all of you a super 2009!
    Just got one little question:

    If the automatic osx-system-updater comes up on my eeePC 1000h – can I download and install those updates, or is it possible, that it breaks the whole installation?
    Or better: What updates can I install without a prob and what should be handled with care?

    thnx alot!!

    • admin says:

      You can performa all updates except the “System” ones.
      So the 10.5.6 update will wreck havoc with your system, so don’t install it automatically.
      Read this : http://netkas.org/?p=78


    • admin says:

      You can perform all updates except the “System” ones.
      So the 10.5.6 update will wreck havoc with your system, so don’t install it automatically.
      Read this : http://netkas.org/?p=78


      • Christoph says:

        I´ve successfully upgraded to 10.5.6. I´ve downloaded the full update-package from Apple and did´t use the automatic update service. But beware: Keyboard and and Trackpad will not work after update!!! To fix all issues use an external USB-mouse. You will have to type in your user-password to install use kext-help. This is possible via special character input from the menu. Or use an external USB-keyboard.

        Here you will find a usefull guide. (Also to fix graphics-drivers)


  40. disczones says:

    eNik » Blog Archive » OSX Leopard 10.5.5 on the eee 1000h http://tinyurl.com/3psnas

  41. Emanuele says:

    Hi all,
    I followed twice the how-to but still after successfull install, the system restart with black screen and blinking white cursor (_) in the up right portion of the screen.

    This my setup:

    - iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5
    - EEEPC 901 8+4Gb
    - Installed OSX on 8GB MAC OS Extended
    - downloaded and flashed BIOS from http://osrom.net/biosmod/ version 1502
    - succesfully entered Graphics Mode 800x600x32 at boot

    But no luck: still black screen at reboot.

    Any Idea?

  42. Thireus says:

    [How To] Install Leopard From An USB Flash Drive, How to make it bootable for any eeepc!
    Found on the Internet and edited:

    1. First, we need to prepare the USB drive. Fire up Disk Utility, select the USB drive, and go to the partition tab. Select “1 partition” from the drop-down menu, name the drive whatever you wish (i.e. Mac OS X Installer), make sure the format is “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” in the next field, and then select the “Options” button below the partition map picture. Select MBR (Master Boot Record) – mine was defaulted to Apple GUID (which will NOT work). Select “OK” and then apply your changes. Disk Utility will create 1 partition, use MBR, etc.

    2. Now, “restore” the image of the DVD installer onto the USB drive. I’m using an image file (ISO) but you can use a DVD also. The image must be listed in the left pane of Disk Utility, if it’s not there, drag the image file over. Select the USB drive, go to the “Restore” tab. It’s pretty straightforward from here. Select your image/DVD as the source, and the USB drive as the target. And away you go.

    3. This is a bit of paranoia on my part – eject the USB drive using Finder and then plug it back in.

    4. Launch OSx86Tools. Towards the bottom of the window, you’ll see the button for “Install EFI/Run FDISK,” select it. Find your USB drive. Now just run the script, watch it work.

    5. Of course now you have to try it out, boot up the eeepc, hit esc, and voila – should be able to boot right off the USB drive!

  43. cstamm says:


    I set up some of the asus 1000h eeepc’s. But I am running into a problem with the system preferences and a lot of other programs. Because of the poor vertical resolution of only 600 pixel not all control buttons are visible for my.
    I read a lot of other forum for “virtual resolution on mac osx” but I cannot get an answer.
    My testing with switchresx did not solve this problem. I do not want to connect my external monitor on all times if I want to have all the control buttons visible.

    Can someone help my with this problem. Is this patchable with the a similar XF86config file?

    With the original windows-driver for the 950 chipset it is possible to have a compressed 1024×768 on the 10,1′ tft display….


    • admin says:

      You might use the following command:

      defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.8

      This scales the display to a higher resolution.
      Problem is that you need to logoff/login to make it active.

      Found here: http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/getting-more-than-1024-600-t2168.html


      • cstamm says:


        this was the solution, with
        defaults write com.apple.SystemPreferences AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.8
        inside the terminal I got it only for the system-prefs application right the way I need.

        Thanks for the fast response, merry Christmas and a happy new year.


  44. admin says:


    Sorry if answers come slowly at the moment, I’m on holiday until January 5th and typing long texts on the iPhone is a pain in the a….

    Merry x-mas to all,


  45. Steve says:

    I followed your guide and everything seems to work fine. The only issue I am having is waking up. I press the power button and its waking up but i get no display on the screen. I installed the PowerManagement.bundle from the optional zip. Could this be the problem?

    • admin says:


      You’ll probably have to install the whole Brightness Fix Stuff (the wakeup scripts) in order to make it work.
      Otherwise you’ll have to hit Fn & F6 in order to get the screen back (which is exactly what the script does – it saves the actual brightness to a file when going to sleep and restores it at wakeup).

      Good luck,


      • Steve says:

        Thanks. This resolves the issue. Everything now works perfectly. Happy Holidays to you and your family and thanks for the help.

  46. Patas says:

    wow… this seems kinda dead… but anyways.. as i said before i had problems with appleintegma950.kext and intelbuffer one. After installing them i could normally boot to OS, but i found out that it resolves this issue with old GMA950 driver from 10.4, recognised the resolution needed and also the effects are there.
    However there is a another problem. I ordered broadcom wifi chip, and after installing it, i could not locate half of the wireless routers, i suppose it has something to do with regions, as i am in europe where we use 12, 13 channels, whereas US does not… is there a possibility to change the region????

  47. Daantje says:


    I’ve got the installer running, but hangs after language selection. I’ve got an eeepc 900. Original with Linux (have used ubuntu for the past 6 months) and an unpatched bios. Could that be the problem? And if so, which one should I use?

    • admin says:

      If you got an eee PC 900 (not an HA or something) you’re probably out of luck, unless someone figured out how to use a kernel that supports Celeron processors below 1GHz.

      Sorry mate,


      • Daantje says:

        Ah ;) thank you, i’ll reinstall Ubuntu then.

  48. Robbe says:

    Regarding the 10.5.6 update, which I suppose will motivate a few more postings here in the future, I’ve read that it causes problems on a eeePC 901.


    So be careful and think before you hit the update now button.

    • admin says:

      I’m building a test platform to perform and test the update…


      • Robbe says:

        Hi Nik,
        how is your guinea pig?

  49. Tony C says:

    With the new layout, how do we navigate to older comments. Example:

    Is there any quick fix?


    • admin says:

      I’m afraid there is no fix for this at the moment but I’m working on something…


  50. catalonia blog says:

    Yes, downgrading the bios might come in handy for this solution.It did for me anyway.

    • Amethat says:

      Which bios version are you using? Is it 1103?

  51. Amethat says:

    SwitchresX not working for me either. I followed the instructions posted above. Can someone explain why this does not work?


    • teresa says:

      I can’t get my 1000H up to 1240 *600 either, dunno why.
      I’ve installed iDeben v1.3 10.5.5 with Post Install Pack (everything in it) installed but not the Optional one. I’ve got almost everything fixed including sound, wifi, sleep, etc. I’ve tried to following the installation guide on iDeben v1.3 on this site and installed Switchresx and used OSx86 tools to enable the Quartz GL and rebooted. It still didn’t work.

      Hope someone could come out and help us all solve this BIG problem! Thanks

  52. johnson says:

    admin, I have finally found out the problem!

    I realised after freshly formatting my dvd rw disc, the dvd rw was just left with 4.2gb of space, wherelse the iDeneb V1.3 is 4.37gb.

    So I was wondering, is there any other way to install it onto my 1000H without using the dvd disc?

    admin, appreciate your help! :)

    • admin says:

      Try investing 1$ in a good DVD-R ;-)
      The usually work way better than DVD-RW…


  53. admin says:


    I just updated to WordPress 2.7 which gives us threaded discussions/comments.
    So please reply to the answers by clicking on “Reply”.
    A page now shows the latest 25 comments with the newest one on top.

    Those changes should greatly enhance the comfort for this discussion.



  54. johnson says:

    admin, I have also tried 2 dvd burners, a grand total of 4 different brands of dvd.(Sony, Fujifilm, TDK and yet another sony).

    I still have that “SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0×06, ASC = 0×29, ASCQ = 0×00″ error, after trying to boot from it, it just hangs at the white apple screen, forever spinning.

    oh my gosh, I google for this error, people say it is the dvd or the burners fault, not in my case though. :(

    • admin says:

      I really think this is a problem with your DVD Burner or Disks.
      Did you burn them with 1x speed?
      Did you re-download the ISO (it might be that the ISO is corrupt)?


    • sycros says:

      I received the same SAM Multimedia failed read or write error… I tried different disks with the drive, same error. Tried to boot iDeneb v1.3 from USB flash. That didn’t work even after trying several methods. Using Windows and Mac to set up the flash drive. Either way, I bought an external DVD writer and it worked peferctly.

      The SAM Multimedia error is a drive error. Frustrating maybe, but I did it… Swallow hard and put down some money. Good luck all.

  55. johnson says:

    admin, it stalls at the white apple boot screen, means it cant even initialize installation.

    I tried to boot from the dvd that i burned, it is iDeneb V1.3 10.5.5,

    i boot it using the -v, and it show me “SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0×06, ASC = 0×29, ASCQ = 0×00″ after the initial lines that came up.

    I have the 1000H and I have flashed it with the modded bios on osrom.net

    is it possible that a bad dvd burner is causing this? or the dvd itself?

    last but not least, admin you have been a great help to all the people here. a BIG THANK YOU for you. :)

  56. Amethat says:

    Hi Admin:

    I have the eee pc 1000H and I Have to say that the boot time is not that bad. Can you list some of the “other quirky behavious”?

    Does changing to this bios allow leopard to detect your video card on first boot? Mine is currently 800×600 and switchres does not help.

    Is there a way to revert to my old bios should I decide that the benefits of the hacked bios is not worth it?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you for your time.

    • admin says:

      The problem is that you’ll never know if something is not working because you didn’t configure it right or if you didn’t flash the BIOS.
      Everyone has done it and it seems that it is the common ground to go forward:
      If you have problems with your install the first questions asked on the forums is always “did you flash the BIOS?”


      • Amethat says:

        Thanks. So you cannot confirm whether doing this bios update will fix my resolution.

        Apart from SwitchResX, is there any other options available for fixing my current resoltion of 800×600?

        Thank you.

        • admin says:

          not that I know of, sorry.


        • Tom says:

          Amethat – have you tried with the downgraded BIOS? You should really follow the guide step-by-step and then come back if you did that and it’s still not working.

          • Amethat says:

            I am now using the bios mentioned in the guide above i.e. 1103. Prior to that, I was using 1206. Still no luck with my display. What system do you have? If it is a eee pc 1000H, were you able to achieve the default display of 1024×600? And if so, how?


          • Tom says:

            mine’s a 1000H too. I didn’t have any problems at all. The resolution worked as soon as I used SwitchResX and rebooted. I’m sorry but I guess I’d recommend doing a fresh install now you have the correct Bios and see if you can get it to work that way.

  57. admin says:

    It seems that the latest BIOS on the 901 has some problems with the GMA kexts (as of Gregory @ ipis-osx : http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-111477/pesky-screen-size-poblems-with-901#post-331504).
    So please wait for a solution for this.

    Thanks this works like a charm.
    Now GarageBand,iMovie and XCode are actually really usable…

    You’ll have to be more precise, I’m afraid.
    When exactly does it stall? When you try to boot from the install DVD (which version ? iDeneb 1.3 ?).
    Is it an error on the command line or a popup (screenshot/photo could help).
    Have you tried booting with the -v (and the -x option)?
    Which model do you have?
    Did you flash the BIOS? Which one?

  58. johnson says:

    hi admin, i have got an error of sam multimedia read or write failed, what does that mean? I follow your instructions to a T and I cant even get past the apple loading screen.( cant even install).

    Appreciate your input! :)

  59. Robbe says:

    Not to have the statusbar on the second screen is a “feature”. You can move the statusbar in the monitor system preferences by draging it from the thumbnail of the internal to the thumbnail of the external screen. Also, you can rearrange the relative positions of the screens, which influences where the dock will show up. In my case, I moved the external screen to the left of my EeePC, and positioned the dock (in the dock prefs) on the right, so it shows up on the right side of the internal screen.

  60. admin says:

    Yes you’ll most probably need it, otherwise you’re almost guaranteed boot times of 5 minutes or more and other quirky behaviour.
    The BIOS fix does correct the DSDT tables by removing the “Alias” line, which OSX does not like very much(see here http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=90505&hl=DSDT+bios+mod)

    I did it and it worked like a charm in dual screen mode.
    Only drawback is that I don’t get the dock and the statusbar on the second screen (someone has an idea for that?).
    Mirroring on the other hand causes havoc and is slightly difficult to repair – see here: http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-104942/external-monitor-support or you could delete the “com.apple.windowserver.plist” file in /Library/Preferences/ at the single user mode command prompt.


  61. stoobz says:

    Just one short question:
    Is it save to connect an external display? because I read in the posts, that this can mess up the whole install. or is it just if I use the “clone-display” option?
    any news about the ethernet-port yet?

    thnx alot!!

  62. Amethat says:

    What does this bios fix do and is it really needed? I am using the latest bios update from ASUS web site.

    Thanks for your hard work!

  63. admin says:

    @Scott A
    Sorry never seen that, but your system seems slightly upset…
    Did you repair file permissions?
    Do you have a backup?

    Copy of my reply at ipis-osx : http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-91942/resolution-kexts#post-330469
    OK, now there are some hardware revisions that need SwitchResX, It’s not because baza210s 1000h doesn’t need it that it’s the same for everyone.
    Let me explain: it seems that Asus put different LCD panels in the same model line (1000h in that case). Each LCD panel comes with a certain controller (some sort of chipset to drive this thing) and it seems that those controller do not react the same under OSX (some have stretched grey apple logos, some need SwitchResX, some don’t).
    As for my model, I needed SwitchResX for every install (over 35 now) and for every type of distribution I tried (iDeneb, iAtkos, Kalyway, even vanilla install from retail DVD). So it’s absolutely possible that you need SwitchResX and I don’t know what all the fuss is about in not using it (it’s not like a program running in the background, it just allows you to define resolutions that have not been detected by OSX (and that are probably not “advertised” by the LCD controller in some cases).

    That said, unfortunately you have already tried almost all the steps that I’d recommend.
    Have you tried booting with the option

    Graphics Mode=”640x320x32″


    If it helps (if you can get back in) here is a screenshot of the SwitchResX config that works for me

    As for your other (same) post here :
    If is normal that you don’t see ACPIBattery.kext and ClamshellDisplay.kext in the Backup Extensions folder because they are added and not replaced (they don’t exist in the iDeneb base install).

    Hope this helps,
    Good luck,


  64. EY says:

    I uninstalled SwitchResX, rebooted and got stuck at spinning wheel.

    I entered single user mode and did the following:
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /

    cp -R /Backup\ Extensions/AppleIntelGMA950.kext/ /System/Library/Extensions/
    rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext

    reboot f

    And still stuck. Tried repeating process with all the kext files installed – expected 6 but only see 4 – didn’t see ACPIBattery.kext and ClamshellDisplay.kext in the Backup Extensions folder.

    Appreciate any tips on getting past this.

  65. Scott A says:

    As a follow-up to my Finder problem, I created a new user on the system and that user is not experiencing the problem. I assume that means the system kernel and settings are fine but the user account has 1) invalid or corrupt login items, 2) a corrupt user plist, or 3) a file situation (permissions, corrupt file on desktop, etc) crashing the plist.

    I checked the system log and see a lot of messages like ‘Unable to get UUID of root’. Is this common when dealing with kexts?

    All ideas welcome.

    // Scott A

  66. EY says:

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I installed all 6 kext files from base, rebooted and at least now it boots normally but still no 1024.

    Did you still need to use SwitchResX ? If so, what are your custom values for Timing Parameters ? I tried simplified setting for all 3 – GTF, CVT, CVT-RB with 1024 for active horizontal, 600 for active vertical, 60 for pixel clock and none do the trick.

  67. Xaraz says:


    I initially had the same problem. I ‘fixed’ it by uninstalling all 6 kext files from the base zip file in single user mode, rebooting, and then reinstalling them. After doing this a couple of times I finally had the 1024×600 resolution working.

    Not the nicest of solutions, but it worked for me :)

  68. EY says:

    Works great ! But having no luck with SwitchResX.

    I noticed when I add custom, all values are blank, so I typed in 1024 for active horizontal, 600 for active vertical, 60 for pixel clock. Clicked OK, rebooted and it still shows active as 800×600. Custom resolution shows 1024×600,97.66Hz with Availability as “Should be active”.

    Not sure if it’s related but I didn’t install the AppleIntelGMA950.kext. I tried installing it, couldn’t boot normally so removed it in single user mode.

    Would appreciate any suggestions.

  69. admin says:

    The problem with sound is strange…
    Thanks for the unmount thingy…
    As for the keys, I don’t use any software, I just went to SystemPreferences/Keyboard and Mouse/Tab Keyboard/Modifier Keys and reassigned the keys : in this order (in the dropdown lists on the right side) CapsLock/Command/Control/Option
    This works perfectly (for ctrl-c and so on…)

    If you reboot with the monitor plugged and then unplugg it when it has booted it should switch back (can take some seconds).

    @Scott A
    No idea, seems Finder is crashing your system.
    You can remove selected kexts by using the method in 3.4 by booting into single user mode.


  70. travhavlicek says:

    If you want to write to your NTFS Windows partion under OS X, install MacFUSE, then NTFS-3G. You can now write to your Windows partition from OS X.

  71. travhavlicek says:


    I think I figured out when sound doesn’t work. If PC is turned off, then sound seems to function at boot. If I restart the PC (either from OS X or Windows) then sound will not function until I put to sleep, then wake. I am using Acronis OS selector so possibly that is the cause. Wierd.

    As someone used to Windows, The Ctrl & Alt keys seem backwards under OS X. If you install DoubleCommand, a free program that allows you to reassign keys, you can switch the Ctrl & Alt keys. Just check the options ‘Command Key acts as Control Key’ & ‘Control Key acts as Command Key’. Perhaps you could suggest this program in your guide as it makes using OS X much more intuitive for someone switching to OS X from Windows or Linux.

    I also created a thread in the Post-Installation ipis forum on how to automatically unmount SD cards and USB drives when using sleep. I thought you might want to add that to your guide as well. Cheers.

  72. solnyshok says:

    Hi, I played with external display in my Win7 and Ubuntu installations, and then I rebooted into OSX I forgot to unplug VGA cable. My 1000h froze. Now I cannot normally boot into OSX, only in safe or in single user modes (-x or -s boot options). Is there anything I can do to get back to normal boot procedure? Rebuild permissions or remove driver cache? Please help.

    And btw, what is the latest on support for external monitors? I played with Apple HD display in the shop today, looks gorgeous. I have 40″ 1920×1080 LCD at home, would love to see Leopard on it.

  73. solnyshok says:

    Hi, I played with external display in my Win7 and Ubuntu installations, and then I rebooted into OSX I forgot to unplug VGA cable. My 1000h froze. Now I cannot normally boot into OSX, only in safe or in single user modes (-x or -s boot options). Is there anything I can do to get back to normal boot procedure? Rebuild permissions or remove driver cache? Please help.

    And btw, what is the latest on support for external monitors? I played with Apple HD display in the shop today, looks gorgeous.

  74. Chris M says:

    @Tammo and Stoobz: I managed to get the pmset command working so that it doesn’t give an error anymore. However, typing the disksleep command makes no difference. No error is given and I can see the value using “pmset -g live”. Anyone have more ideas about how to stop the disk going to sleep immediately. I’m worried I’m damaging my HD!

    Cheers, Chris.

  75. Scott A says:

    My 1000h just started having troubles. When it reboots, it starts a cycle where the Finder window will disappear, the desktop icons will reappear, the Finder window will appear, then the cycle starts again.

    Looking at the Activity Monitor, there is a process called “ReportCrash” that is using 95%+ of the CPU cycles.

    To my uneducated mind, it looks the Finder has a flaw that is making it re-start constantly.

    Anyone seen this or have an idea to the cause? I installed the SpeedStep option a few days so I think that has to be the cause. Can the SpeedStep utility be removed?

    // Scott A

  76. travhavlicek says:


    I’v already done this. The Audieee icon is always in the system tray (or whatever its called in OS X) and the output is correctly set to speakers. The sound just randomly wont work on boot. When it doesnt work, everything else appears to be working correctly (Audieee/hotkeys to adjust volume) just no sound output. If I close the lid, then resume from sleep, it always seems to work after this. It’s not a huge deal because I can get sound back within a few seconds, but it would be nice if it worked every time on boot.

  77. admin says:

    This is strange, at least the three drivers from the base pack should work (even though there is no brightness control).

    Are you sure that Audieee is in the Login Items?
    From the Guide:
    * Open “System Preferences”
    * Select “Accounts”
    * Select “Login Items”
    * Add Audieee to the list by clicking on the “+” sign on the bottom of the list

    In short:
    GarageBand works but does not fit the screen and there is no way to resize it.
    I tried with the above mentioned resize command, running at a squashed 1024×768 but GarageBand is still to high for the screen.
    So the only real solution would be to use an external monitor with higher resolution. This works like a charm, I did test it.
    Again if you want a serious program that works without tinkering, try Reaper (beta for OSX).
    For more details see my reply on November 28th, 2008 at 10:49


  78. Justin says:

    Hey bro, nice work! Asus should hire you, really looking towards the 1000h now, wasn’t at first! Just one question, could you test garageband for me? That’s a definite buy if it works OKAY.

  79. travhavlicek says:

    I am running iDeneb 1.3 on a 1000h. Everything is working perfectly except for sound. Randomly on boot, the sound will not work. However if I put it to sleep, it seems to always work after resuming. Any idea on what the cause could be, or something I could do to fix this problem?

  80. Patas says:

    yes i did have the same problem, everytime, that is why after isntalling old drivers, i got high resolution.

  81. Xaraz says:


    Awesome tutorial. Got pretty much everything working, except for the higher resolution. The AppleIntelGMA950 kext gives me a blank blue screen on bootup. After removing that kext in single mode it boots fine, but with 800×600 resolution, even though I’ve tried to set the res with SwitchResX.

    Anyone else have this problem?

  82. admin says:

    SwitchresX does not change your resolution, it gives you the choice of using resolutions that are not recognized.
    You’ll probably not have the need for it, but poor souls like me need it to manually add the 1024×600 resolution.
    For kext installation: it’s pretty much hit or miss. Just install the BASE first, reboot every time and install the OPTIONAL ones one by one…

    Can’t really help you with the triple boot, but for my dual boot I boot into EFI Bootloader then choose either OSX or Vista, in which case it presents me with the Vista OS choice thingy.
    You could try to do it the other way around : http://www.enik.ch/2008/09/dualbooting-xp-and-osx/
    Like that you can keep the Windows bootloader.


  83. Patas says:

    yes true… i know that they are just renamed.. read somewhere.. its just when i tried installing, switchresx did not change my resolution, nor it brought any effects to my system. Out of 6 installs of iDeneb, only 1 didnt crash after installing kext (doesnt boot – i see now the tutorial gave some explanations on how to recover), kalyway worked ok.

    I have some trouble doing triple boot with xp/win7/macosx … i dont know why but i cannot boot to windows partition, without doing recover, by fixing windows mbr

  84. admin says:

    Try mcmadmans PowerManagement bundle from the OPTIONAL PostInstallPack V0.8 (which is the same that Tammo pointed out)
    pmset works with this one for me and you should check the disksleep parameter (given in minutes, 10 minutes default).
    You then can set it with:
    sudo pmset -a disksleep XX

    @Chris M
    For the moment there seems to be no solution for the “touchpad tapping”. Some guy on ipis have a thread where they try to compile a native driver for the trackpad, but nothing has come out of that yet.

    As far as I know, those kexts have been floating around for a moment now.
    The problem is that apparently they are 10.5.3 versions that have simply been labeled 10.5.5 by changing the Info.plist. (even the link on the post doesn’t work anymore – meaning that the moderator has pulled the original post).

    I tested them some months ago on my 901 and found that they produced an awful lot of smearing/artifacts on the screen. That said I won’t hold you back from using them even thought the ones that are included in the pack are more optimized (release notes from 10.5.5 state explicitly that the driver has imporved graphics performance) but the tradeoff is that they do not support mirroring for the time being.

    Now, I highly doubt that this is the reason you don’t need SwitchresX or Natit.
    Understand that there are a lot of different models out there (901, 900HA, 1000, 1000H, 1000HA, …) but even worse every model has different hardware revisions.
    We already know that there are different brands of webcams and LCD panels/controllers used.
    And that’s where you have been lucky and not me: your eee seems to use a LCD panel (with the controller) that is correctly recognized at install time whereas mine needs the SwitchRexX tool (otherwise I only get 800×600).
    And believe me, I have done way over 30 installs (iDeneb, iAtkos, Kalyway, Vanilla OSX DVD,…) and for some configurations there is no way around it.

    This is exactly why I now included the Readme file in the package and a big, fat warning in the Tutorial saying that
    this tutorial can not be a guarantee to get the thing up and running but only improve your chances to eventually get there.


  85. Patas says:

    edit. its suppose to be the second response, from kamikaze guy. hope this helps

  86. Patas says:

    There has been normal graphic card drivers. Used on my 1000h, no need for natit.kext or manually change of the resolution, and advanced graphics enabler thingy. Downloaded from http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=113018&view=findpost&p=913715

  87. Chris M says:

    As well as the disk sleeping problem, I have something more annoying. How do I turn off the tapping on the touchpad? The 1000h seems particularly sensitive even on Windows. The mouse settings do not seem to have any touchpad preferences in terms of tapping or multitouch. Any ideas?

  88. Chris M says:

    @Robbe B: Thanks but I get an internal error when I use pmset in Terminal. Any ideas?

  89. Tammo says:


    powermanagement (sleep,wakup,display shutoff after time, sleep after time) seems fine with the bundle found here:


    wakeup issues with the keyboard shouldn´t be there if you wake up by pressing the power button

  90. stoobz says:


    I seem to have the same problem like Chris M. the HD shuts down very quick (or is it just the van?) and as soon as I klick something, it turns on again. is this perhaps in some way connected to speedstep?
    I tried the pmset -g live command, but it just returned me: “internal error!”

  91. Tammo says:

    @stoobz again

    regarding 3)

    seems to have to do with the correct powermanagement.bundle

    i´m trying different versions atm because my automatic screen shutoff after the time specified in the system preferences is not working. maybe you have the wrong one. try the one from the base-bundle 0.7. with this one it should be fine. will report back if i fine one that has all features working

  92. Tammo says:


    thanks but allready switched to an airport compatible card.

  93. stoobz says:


    thnx for the quick help!

    regarding my second point – I found this script to do the toggeling automatically, but it doesn´t seem to work..


  94. Tammo says:

    @scott A

    1:wired ethernet connections are not working with the build in ethernet.

    2: improves temperature of the device especially at the lower side and get you an extra battery lifetime of about 30min

  95. Scott A says:

    I am looking for more information on a few small issues with my system. I have a 1000h and ran the above install. Everything is working well except for these questions:

    1) I was stuck over the weekend in a hotel that had no wifi, only ethernet. I couldn’t get the laptop to see ethernet even after terminating the RA WirelessUtility. Is there any way to use both the wired and wireless connections?

    2) I am not familiar with the Speedstep utility. Does this increase the speed of the CPU, improve battery performance, both or neither?


  96. Tammo says:

    1. fix here:

    2. thats a known issue and not fixable atm

    3 don´t lknow a solution. maybe you´ll find one int he ipis forum


  97. stoobz says:

    hi all,

    after further testing, I got stuck with some more minor problems:

    1. I used bluetooth one time to sync my cell and the adressbook via iSync. now the bluetooth-icon at the top is greyed out and I can´t get it to work again/switch it on. neither in the system panel.

    2. I installed the “turn on wifi” script exactly as described. after booting, the application opens and seems to do something with the r-link-app, but I still have to toggle the radio on/off button to get wifi to work.

    3. It´s showing the remaining time or power-percentage up in the taskbar, but after rebooting these parameters seem to change a lot, at least the percentage seems to start at 100% again.

    Anybody else with similar probs?
    Many thnx in advance for any help!

  98. Tom43 says:

    @all: One other question. Is someone using the BroadCom BCM 94321MC with Windows Vista? What driver is working?


  99. Tom43 says:

    @Robbe: Thxn. I will look for system.log.

    @Ryan B.: No. It just leaves the hhd, fan and LEDs on…
    no message.


  100. Ryan B says:

    Question for you:
    does it also give you the “Mac needs o be powered off…hold down power buttonblah blah blah” error or just leaves the hdd, cpu, fan, and leds on?

  101. Robbe says:

    @Chris M
    regarding your hd falling asleep, check “pmset” in the terminal. type “pmset -g live” and look for “disksleep”. On my install, it is set to 10 (minutes). You can change a lot of settings in pmset. check “man pmset” for basic instructions.

    I am afraid I cannot help you. My system shuts down propely about 90% of the time. Sometimes, it seems as it would not shut down, but after 2-3 minutes it does. I have not investigated further, as it happens so rarely and I simply press and hold the power button in case it doesn’t shut down properly. I have not experienced any problems doing that.
    What you might do is check your system.log (run “Console” in your utilities folder) and see if you find anything strange. Useful would be to compare the log of a proper shut down with an incomplete one.
    Also, in the early days of MacOS X, USB devices sometimes prevented systems from shutting down properly. If you have anything connected to your machine, try disconnecting before shutting down.

  102. Chris M says:

    OK, using some instructions I found I set the boot settings as below:-

    * Quick Boot: Enabled
    * Quiet Boot: Disabled
    * Boot Booster: Disabled

    so when I rebooted I can see the airport logo in the top bar. When I opened the Network section of Sys Preferences, the app froze. I copied the preferences bundles that I deleted before back into the original folder, then rebooted. Et voila! The broadcom wifi card is recognised and works!

    Still have the problem with the hard disk but will try and re-apply the instructions.

  103. Tom43 says:

    @Robbe, Ryan B, Alex, admin:

    Shut Down Problem:

    Hi, I have the problem, that my 1000H is not shutting down properly. Display is off, but LED´s are still on. I Have installed the modified 1103 BIOS. I have the 9.5 Kernel as mentioned above by the admin. I have fixed the Powermanagment as described above. I have seen, that you were also affected by this problem. Any solution? Please help… :-(

  104. toto says:

    I find a partial answer. The new GMA kexts, the 10.5.5 versions, work if you install the natit.kext.

    I found on the ipis-osx.wikidot another GMA kexts with brightness

    Just a problem I have a 1024×768 resolution not a 1024×600 resolution, so I dont have the dock at the bottom.

  105. chris says:

    Having the same problem with new GMX kexts. After reboot & after new complete ideneb install i boots to the blue screen. System seems to work because after update from V0.3 installation pack to V0.6 i could use loudness control. So system seems to boot and work without functioning display. i kept V0.3 and don´t dare to update to the new GMA kext update. New installation with V0.3 kexts allways works fine.

  106. toto says:

    The new GMA kexts, the 10.5.5 versions, don’t work on a 1000h. Please help !

  107. Chris M says:

    I have OSX installed but can’t get the Broadcom card to be recognised. I have no Airport installed according to System Profiler. I’ve deleted the bundles from the SystemConfiguration folder but that made no difference. The card works fine in XP so the card is OK. When I installed OSX I chose the option “I have no network” or similar. Would networking functionality have still been installed or do I need to re-install the networking component?

    Also, the hard disk is turning itself off all the time and I get clicks every time I open a folder or application. Looks like a power management problem? I have a 1000h.

    Any help appreciated!!!

  108. admin says:

    The new GMA kexts are the 10.5.5 versions.
    The old ones were 10.5.4.
    So we get working backlight control for the 10.5.5 which are said to be more optimized than the 10.5.4 ones.


  109. Robbe says:

    You will not be able to see a direct copy of the eeePC-desktop, as it has a unusual screen resolution. Well, if you find a device that supports 1024×600 and somehow manage to get screen mirroring working, it’ll work. However, on your 1280×1024 beamer it will look awful with the wrong aspect ratio.
    I also use keynote for my presentations and I love the way the app supports two screens out of the box. Use your laptop-screen for something else than the same slide everybody else sees, eg. your own notes, or a preview of the next slide.
    If you get mirroring working, please drop a note. And thanks for your link with the hint above.

    Thanks for your input regarding speedstep. I will try to install later tonight.
    In what way do the “GMA kexts from 10.5.5 with brightness control” differ from the ones before?

  110. Tammo says:

    i´m not able to activate the hard drive sleep mode for “normal” and “high performace” power-profiles in the system preferences.
    Is this the case for everybody?

  111. Tom43 says:


    Could restore spanning screen with this information:


    No need for restoring by re-boot.

  112. Tom43 says:

    @Robbe: Thxn! I also tried to mirror the external display and my system crashed as yours. I can´t go back to non-mirror adjustment in the system preference. Can you please give me some more detailed information about the restoring by usb boot and deleting monitor preferences?

    @All: Any idea/chance to see a direct copy of the eeePC-desktop on an external display/beamer?

  113. admin says:

    New PostInstallPackage (V0.7) containing Speedstep kexts in the right version and GMA kexts from 10.5.5 with brightness control.


  114. admin says:

    @Ryan B
    Concerning GarageBand:
    I’d go on stage any time with a Mac, but with a Hackintosh in front of hundreds of people I’d be slightly nervous (even more than when playing a normal gig ;-) .
    Now there is a discussion posted on ipis by Comatron (http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-108482/resize-system-bar) that discusses gaining screen real-estate. I haven’t tried it yet, but you might want to give it a shot (though I doubt that it will be sufficient).
    Otherwise you might try the excellent Reaper application (a bit more complicated than Garage Band – and only beta on OSX – but extremely well done (I replaced my old Cubase with it on PC and Hackintosh and I love it – no crashes whatsoever and small memory footprint)). I don’t know if this is functional overkill for you ?

    I’ll update the Tutorial to point to the correct file. Thanks lots!!!

    My eee seems to gain 30-40 minutes of battery life…

  115. Patas says:

    Ok nevermind people, third time the charm :)

  116. Patas says:

    Hey everybody, tried Installing iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5, but got the problem twice at the same spot. Applied the bios patch. Installed iDenep, it booted first time, but after kext in step 3, after reboot, mac os doesnt load. Just freezes when blank blue screen apears after apple logo. Any solutions?

  117. Robbe says:

    Did all you guys/gals who installed the speedstep kexts gain anything (eg. battery life) from it?

  118. Robbe says:

    see above, external screen works ok. other settings should not be a prob, though i don’t know the max resolution.

  119. stoobz says:

    @ Tammo
    thxn man! works now ;)

  120. Tammo says:


    you´ve got the wrong version of the tool. the newest version is not working on the 1000h.
    get the older one:

  121. stoobz says:

    ok – I wiped out XP and only have Leopard on my 1000h now ;)

    There´s just one thing I couldn´t get to work, following the above tutorials:

    After opening Speedstep the window gives me the error:
    Connection with Kernel Extension lost
    Like I said – I did it exactly the way described in the tutorial.. does anybody else have that prob?


  122. Tom43 says:


    I want to install OSX on my 1000H.

    Can I use iWorks “Keynote” presentations on an external
    beemer with resolutions higher than 1024×600 (internal resoluution), like 1280×1024 ?

    Thanks for your help!

  123. John says:

    I’ve installed MAME OS X v.124 on my 1000H, but it does not recognize the keyboard for typing OK or inserting a coin. Any idea why it wouldn’t be recognized?
    Keyboard works fine in all other apps.
    If I plug in a USB keyboard, it works fine.

    I’m running 10.5.5 with ApplePS2Controller installed.

  124. Ryan B says:

    No, airport still wouldn’t recognize the card.
    I’m thinking it’s a lost cause – my main purpose of this was for Garageband and my midi keyboard for live shows, but the Garageband window won’t fit in the screen making it useless for what I wanted it for…
    Oh well…
    my 1000ha on ebay, I think

  125. Tammo says:

    but you could burn the data along with the backup system to a dvd (maybe a dl-dvd) and use this with the restore-option of clonezilla.

  126. Tammo says:


    no, idon´t think so, but it´s easy as shit with a self explaining guide.

  127. stoobz says:

    @ Tammo

    sounds great, but looks complicated. do you think it is possible to burn that backup then to a selfinstalling dvd just like the original recovery-dvd?

  128. Tammo says:

    i recommend http://www.clonezilla.org/ .
    it´s a bootable linux-live-dvd that it is able to back up to usb-devices or smb-folders.
    used it to back up my eeepc.

  129. stoobz says:

    @ Robbe

    ok, thanks for the advice regarding BootCamp!

    I also used PartitionMagic to do the resizing..

    @ all

    Before trying anything else with Leopard, I decided to set up my XP with all the stuff I want and need and then burn a recovery-dvd just like the regular asus-recovery, but with my configuration. has anybody done this before? I was thinking about using “acronis true image” to do it – is it possible?

    and yes, I actually was thinking of using just Leopard on my Eee, but I really need the ethernet-port working, so I think I will wait for the fix before taking that step.

  130. David says:

    I updated the modded bios correctly. I have 1000h eeepc

  131. Robbe says:

    @ stoobz
    Bootcamp only works on original Macs. Basicly, it bundles windows drivers for the Mac hardware. You don’t have Mac hardware, so you don’t need its drivers anyhow. Also, it does not like previously altered partitions. I would not waste a second on trying Bootcamp.
    I don’t have a solution for your problems. Maybe some hints.
    -I used ParttionMagic (under Windows) to resize the windows partition. I never touched the recovery partition.
    -I used GParted (can boot from USB thumb drive) to set boot-flags of partitions.
    -Try to find a real Win Xp SP3 install DVD. Some computershops will give you one for a few bucks, or download it somewhere. You have a proper licence, just no proper install media. The recovery CD sucks. It destroys everything you have worked on.
    -Why don’t you abandon Windows on your EeePC? Leopard is much nicer:-)
    -You could try running windows in a virtual machine (VMWare, Parallels or VirtualBox).

  132. Tammo says:

    @Ryan B

    Did you fix the Airport issue yet?

  133. totololo says:

    @ David

    Did you update the bios properly with the modded version ?
    Which Eeepc do you have ?

  134. Dave says:

    Wow. Awesome tutorial. I love how everything is HERE, no need to go searching. Except for CHUD, but that is easy to find…

  135. David says:

    Every time I try to boot the CD it is stuck on the White apple screen for more then 1 hour. I type -v and I get read and write error. Does anyone know what might be wrong?

  136. Paul says:

    @Jerry Taft

    Thanks for pointing out the issue of having to use the Modified Biows from osrom.net. I figured using the newest bios (120?) would negate the need, but as you pointed out every time I would get to the Apple boot screen it would just sit there. How silly am I? Guess I will try it again tonight.

    The oddest thing, if I scrapped the hard drive and setup OSX only on my EeePC, then it worked flawlessly. Grrrrr

  137. Ryan B says:

    I’ll start with the last part first…
    Boot Camp will be on your original Leopard disc (I’m assuming you have a legal copy), or if not there then from Apple:

    Looking at all of your steps, it looks like you’re doing WAY too much work, which is probably why you’re so frustrated…
    I had a lot of trouble too, but I know it was because I kept missing steps. Going back to the beginning…did you update with the correct BIOS? It won’t work out of the box. Also, did you set your bios as listed above to start with?

    You really shouldn’t need any disc but iDeneb for any of this

    After deleting your partitions, did you restart back into Windows (I think it restarts twice if I remember well) for it to do its disk verification and rebuild the tables? If you went straight from changing partitions to mac install, you’ll never see Windows again…:)

  138. stoobz says:

    @Tom Clarke
    ah no way man – I´m happy about every little hint I get ;)

    @Ryan B and admin
    ok, I tried every possible way now – without success.
    -I deleted the small third partition and started from scratch exactly following the tutorial. even when the data-veryfying window disappeared I stayed with it, waiting until it finally finished. at the end it didn´t reboot it just hung.
    so I quit the installer via the menu and I had the same problem again: osx works fine, trying to select XP in the bootloader leaves me hanging with an error.

    -I booted with a XP-Cd, entering the recovery menu, did the fixmbr and fixboot -no success

    -I burned a win98 bootcd which allowed me to run fdsk an set the c:-partition active, but also no success

    -did the fixmbr and fixboot afterward again -no success

    -then another EeePc-Cd-Recovery

    -also I copied, after preformatting the partitions, an osx-image which I created beforehand on my ext. usb-HD back on the “fresh” d:-partition. didn´t work eather.

    I´m really getting frustrated here – what am I missing?

    another idea was to format the whole eee-disk with hfs+, install ideneb and then use bootcamp to get back to XP.
    unfortunately there is no boot camp in the utilities. does anybody know if I can download bootcamp somewhere?
    what do you think about this idea? because it´s the last one coming to my mind right now..

    again many thnx for all your support!

  139. Bud says:

    I fixed my sound problem. Being new to os x I installed Audiee to the wrong location. This has been an enjoyable learning experience.

  140. Ryan B says:

    Now that the sound is working, I wanted to try Garageband to see if that would work, too.
    My midi keyboard works well and the software keeps up, but the screen size is off so I can’t see the top or right side and I’m not sure how to adjust it (don’t know the parametes to set in switchresx). Has anyone tried this and can give me the values to display it?

  141. Bud says:

    I am having a problem with my sound. When I boot up I have type my password in for Audieee once. Then reggie_se asks for my password six times. I did add Audiee to the “login items”.
    Any thoughts advise or is this normal.

  142. Ryan B says:

    I did remove the network one, although there was no entry for Airport. Maybe it didn’t install? And if that’s the case, is it possible to install that without doing a complete OS install?

  143. admin says:

    There are several topics:
    The hidden install window is a known issue that can happen.
    See in this (old) thread : http://eeepc-osx.wikispaces.com/901 (They were the first to toy with OSX on EEEs):

    I had this problem when installing on my 901 back then. I always did try to click rapidly and repeatedly on the zone where the “checking install disk” box should show up and that normally does it for me.
    Otherwise follow the steps below and wait it out. It’s quite long (>1 hour) because you can’t cancel the disk check, but at least you can monitor the install in the log box:

    If Install Window doesn’t show up:
    Window->Installer Log
    Window -> Zoom
    Window-> Bring all to Front
    Installer Log-> Show Errors and Progress

    For backup:
    I’m using an TrueImage license I had lying around to backup my partitions. It allows you to create a bootcd as well in order to restore a completely shot system.
    There are a lot of free tools out there but I’m no expert and the convenient commercial solution works perfectly well for me…

    For the MBR:
    Boot with an XP CD into the Recovery Console and issue “fixmbr” and/or “fixboot” commands.

    For file IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext : Yes I took it out as it’s only there to ensure secure upgrades from 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 (and for SnowLeopard there will probably be way more stuff to be done to securely update). I’ll correct it in the Tutorial.

  144. Tom Clarke says:

    @Stoobz – sorry if it seemed like I was patronising you before. You obviously did follow the instructions.

    If I were you (and I did something similar over the weekend), I’d start again from 0. You probably don’t yet have any data on the 1000H that needs saving so I reckon it’s best to get the install done as cleanly as possible now, while you still can.

  145. milosh says:

    I am on 1000h, and using latest iDeneb. But I fixed the problem installing one kext at a time. Thanks anyway.

  146. Jerry Taft says:

    Thanks for a great tutorial. I finally got everything up and running after a few bumps. Here they are…
    Make sure you flash with a modified BIOS from osrom.net, otherwise you freeze at the apple logo during bootup.
    If you stay with the original Ralink card make sure you disable the Boot Booster in BIOS. When the Wireless Utility appears, click on the Advanced tab and toggle the radio off and then on. Green is ON even thought it says radio off. Go to Site Survey and pick your signal, hit connect button and log on.
    Other than that everything went smoothly. Again… Thanks a lot.

  147. Tammo says:

    @Ryan B

    did you try deleting the old preferences files as stated somewhere above in this discussion?
    “delete the airport and network-related preferences in /library/preferences/systemconfiguration”


  148. Ryan B says:


    I’ve been struggling with that myself…I have no answer for you man…

  149. stoobz says:

    @Ryan B.

    thnx for the answere! I will try this right away tomorrow.
    Isn´t it possible to make an Image of my OSX-disk to my external USB-HD, so I won´t have to install everything again?

    So I could restore everything with the Asus-Dvd, do the formatting like you mentioned above and then get the image back from my Usb-HD to the internal HD.

    Thnx again and good night (I´m in germany..)

  150. Ryan B says:


    Since you’re stuck there, you may want to try this if you can…

    Firstly, if you have Partition Magic or some other partitioning utility (Windows is awful), remove the EFI partition – you don’t need it, and if you restore from the disc it rebuilds it anyway
    While doing that, take notice of what your partition sizes are (or change them to give yourself more Mac room). After it does its thing and restarts, you’ll want to to the formatting in Windows as mentioned above, then continue on in your steps. An easy point to miss is the formatting in the Mac installer – make sure you change it to Osx – Journaled (as well as choosing the partition who’s size you’re matching).
    If the installer doesn’t take the 1st or second time, keep trying – it won’t hurt anything. I had to run it 4 times before it took (occasionally hitting the space bar or touch pad to wake the DVD drive so it would continue – don’t know why that was). It SHOULDN’T corrupt your Windows installation – I believe what’s messing you up is that last partition, though.


  151. stoobz says:

    @Ryan B

    ok, I did the whole install 2 times.
    having done all the stuff described above, including step 2,
    I booted with iDeneb, got through until the final install-button(before the 30min-installation begins). when I hit it, the pop-up for veryfying the installation-data showed for one second, disappeared and nothing else happened. I still was able to click in the top menu, but everything was greyed out. I had to shut it down by pressing the powerbutton.

    I think this is when the XP-boot got messed up.

    after powering on again, I already wasn´t able to boot XP anymore.
    I immediately tried to install OSX again, and this time it worked.

    Then I tried to get XP working again and ended up with booting with the recovery-DVD from the eeePC. The outcome was, that the HD got formatted and the eeePC (1000h) was with factorysettings again.

    The second time went exactly the same. First try hangs right after hitting the “big” install button, then after switching off via powerbutton, messing up XP and trying again the installation worked flawless.

    I installed Refit, hoping to be able to use this bootloader to get to my XP again, but it didn´t work – just the regular bootloader comes up which only lets me get into OSX.

    With the refit-partition-analyzer I was able to check my installations. perhaps this helps you in some way to help me to get XP working again: ;=)

    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    No GPT partition table present!

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 63 167797412 07 NTFS/HPFS
    2 * 167797413 312497513 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 312497514 312573491 ef EFI System (FAT)

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

    Partition at LBA 63:
    Boot Code: Windows NTLDR
    File System: NTFS
    Listed in MBR as partition 1, type 07 NTFS/HPFS

    Partition at LBA 167797413:
    Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+, active

    Partition at LBA 312497514:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: Unknown
    Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ef EFI System (FAT)

    Does anybody know how I can get Refit to work and replace the other bootloader, so I can boot in XP again?

  152. Ryan B says:

    Having another issue…
    Received my BCM94321MC, but Mac doesn’t recognize it (Windows just needs the drivers – haven’t spent the time doing that yet – low priority).
    I had thought I read that one was supposed to work out of the box, but Airport Utility gives me the message “Airport utility was unable to find any Apple wireless devices. Please make sure the Apple wireless device you want to set up is plugged in and in range of your computer, then click rescan and try again.”


  153. Ryan B says:

    A little more info such as hardware/ideneb version, etc…?
    Most of the guys on here have the 1000h, and I ran into problems with my ha that they didn’t have, so that is good info when diagnosing a problem

    I had to restore myself (then re-partition, then reinstall osx). I wish I remember where this happened – do you remember what the last change was before this happened so it can be documented here?

    This may be a noob question, but are only SOME jump drives bootable? I’ve tried to load OSX on 2 flash drives and 1 portable hard drive, but in the Leopard installer they’re not selectable


  154. stoobz says:


    I did it exactly like in the tutorial.
    I left XP on the first partition..
    I tried to install OSX(on the second partition) one time before, but as soon as I hit the install osx-button (right before the actual installing of 30min happens) the pop-up-window for veryfying the install-disk showed like 1 second, and then everything hanged. I had to turn it of via the powerbutton, and then the xp was already inaccessible :(
    Then I tried to install it again and it worked without a problem, just that XP wont boot if I choose so.

    I think I just have to get the master-boot-record fixed, could that be? and how do I do this in my situation?

    Thnx for all the help!!

  155. Tom says:

    @Stoobz – you need to install OSX onto another partition: you can’t have both OSs one one. If you follow step (2) properly, you shouldn’t have any problems.

  156. stoobz says:

    hi all,

    I finally got everything working, just one thing is screwed up:
    If I choose windows in the beginning when the bootloader comes up, I get an error saying can´t read disk.

    Can I fix this somehow? I tried once with the eeePc-Cd but it reformatted and reinstalled the hd back to the factory-settings and all the OSX was gone.

    thnx in advance for any help! almost there!!! :)

  157. milosh says:

    I’ve also noticed that the file intelCPUPMDisabler.kext is not present in the v0.6 Base zip file that I’ve downloaded. Is it still required? The file is mentioned in this article just after the tutorial (in the contents of the base zip file).

  158. milosh says:

    After installing kexts (the second step, after about my mac) and restarting the computer, mac boots, the blue screen appears (without a mouse pointer, top menu or icons), and that’s it. I tried manually restarting, but the same thing happens. Entering safe mode doesn’t help either.

  159. Robbe says:

    i have to correct myself. after a reboot the System-Profiler of my 1000h gives a more realistic 6283mAh value for max. battery capacity.

  160. Robbe says:

    Check your battery in the System-Profiler. It gives you current Volage, remaining and max capacitiy in mAh of your battery. Even though I seriously doubt these values are 100% correct (esp. the max. capacity), the way the figures get lower while running on battery might help you isolate the cause.
    On my 1000h the battery is reported to have a max. capacity of 4200mAh (even though 6600mAh is printed on the acual battery). I get about 4-5hrs of batt. life.

    please report your experiences with the speedstep-kexts reported above by Nik on Nov. 20th

  161. solnyshok says:

    hi, I am in strange situation, where I have performed all tweaks discussed here for acpi controls, my wifi, speedstep, brightness and sound, quartz, are working well. but. Seemingly everybody enjoys some 4-6 hours of working time (when throttled to 800mhz and low voltage) but I am only getting about 1.5h even with low voltage and 800mhz. any idea what could be wrong? (I do have wireless usb mouse and sd card in the card reader, but I doubt that it could reduce running time so dramatically)

  162. stoobz says:

    hi everyone,

    does anybody know, if the Broadcom BCM4311 Wi-Fi-card is working like the BCM94321MC?

    and many thnx for the incredible work you guys are doing!

  163. Bud says:


    Thank you once again. I wasn’t clicking on those little triangles. Now I am on my way again. I would not have done it without your help. Thanks!!!

  164. Tammo says:


    you have to expand these categories. Double klick, or klick at the arrow next to the name to do this. You´ll get more item to choose from once you´ve done that.

  165. Tom says:

    @totololo – VLC is a preference thing, I guess. It’s far more versatile than QT (out of the box), but more importantly, it’s a piece of software that I like and enjoy using. Fortunately…

    @Robbie – Got it working! Thanks to you for your hint, re: QuartzExtreme. It wasn’t activated. Following some advice found elsewhere, I did the ‘Activate QuartzExtreme’ install process a 2nd time and got it working. I also accidentally installed some Kext I didn’t need and ended up only able to boot in safe mode. Deleted the bad Kexts, reinstalled the right ones and restarted (with fingers crossed, as the Kext Helper app recommends!). Boot went fine, QuartzExtreme is now supported and VLC plays my DivX files perfectly!

    Thanks for your help.

  166. Bud says:


    I want to thank you for your help and encouragement. I burned a new image based on the link you gave me however I continue to have the same problem. When I get to part 3 I select the drive and click continue. I get the “install summary” screen, and click “customize” but I only get the following options…

    Language translations
    additional fonts
    patches 10.5.5 ready

    I do not get the options given in 3.3 of this guide. Therefore the install failed. Thanks for your help though.

  167. Robbe says:

    VLC works here, displays fine on either internal display or external HD TV. Try deleting VLC preferences, or look into the VLC-Preferences, Video, Outputmodule. Here, it says “Standard”. Also check if QuartzExtreme is activated in (System-Profiler, Hardware/Graphics).

  168. totololo says:

    Hahaha !
    I’m over the moon too !!!

    @ Puni :
    You cannot really install OSX on the OLD version of the 901.
    Because of the SSD, too small (for the 4Go SSD) and too slow (for the 8Go).
    On the new 901 you habe the 8700 mAh battery. I get about 7hours wifi ON at 800 MHz.

    @Tom :
    Do you really need VLC or MPlayer on OSX ?
    Quicktime should work just fine with Perian and flip4mac …

    @ everybody :
    I believe that you cannot really turn wifi OFF with the Ralink driver. Because the blue LED just stay ON all the time … I guess the wifi card is still powered but just “disconnected”
    Am I wrong ?

  169. Tom says:

    Thanks for the useful guide – I have everything working (nearly) and I’m just over the moon to have an ultra portable Mac for only €400!

    One weird problem that I haven’t found anywhere else is that VLC doesn’t display video, only a black window. Sound works fine, and video works in MPlayer, so I suspect that this is fixable… if you have nay idea, please let me know.

  170. Puni says:

    How long OSX working with speedstep (800mhz) and battery 6600mAh (wifi on/off)?

  171. Rene says:


    this is the one i downloaded, works like a charm :)


  172. Bud says:

    Tammo, I am going to give it one more try. I am going to start over from the very beginning by downloading iDeneb 1.3 again. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

  173. Tammo says:


    They should be there, maybe you dled a fake one, don´t know what else could be wrong.



  174. Bud says:

    Tammo, I really appreciate the help you have offered. I checked the iso image and it is iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5

    I previously made an image of iDeneb 1_10.5.4 So I went back to that iso image. Neither seem to give me the options listed in this guide when I get to “customize.” I don’t know what I am doing wrong.

  175. Tammo says:


    you may have dled the wrong disk image. be sure to get “iDeneb 1.3″ this might very well be the cause.
    without the above options os x wont boot.

  176. Bud says:

    When I get to “customize” I only get the following options…
    Language translations
    additional fonts
    patches 10.5.5 ready

    I do not get the options given in 3.3 of this guide. Therefore the install failed. Any help would be appreciated.

  177. Bud says:

    Thanks for the response Tammo. I could not find the “option” button so I proceeded with the install. I was able to select the customize button but the options you mentioned and that this guide mentioned were not there for me. I continued with the install and at the end the OSX would not boot.

  178. Tammo says:


    The “option” option wasn´t there for me too. I just proceeded with the install.

    Are you sure that you chose all the extentions from 3.3 correctly before the actual installing process was started?
    especially those:

    Select the following options:

    * Chipsets and check ICHx Fixed..
    * Fix and check FireWire Remove
    * Video/Intel and check the box for GMA950.

    I missed this the first time and got hung up after installation just as you described.

    cheers, keep on trying!

  179. Bud says:

    I guess I am giving up. I feel I have an above average knowledge regarding computers but I am not having much success installing this on my 1000h. I have tried three times but with no success. When I get to the partitioning of the hard drive I do not get the options button. I was able to continue but at the end of the install the Apple screen come up but hangs there.

  180. Bud says:

    I burned a new DVD which let me begin the install process. I got to the point that says…be sure you can select the drive and select “Partition”. Press Options and you should see that the drive is partitioned as MBR$.

    I selected the drive but could but did not see a partition option nor did I not see an options button. Any help for what I am doing wrong?

  181. Tony C says:

    @Whiletrue & Nik
    As you can see I’m currently connected to a WPA enterprise network. No problem.
    Info from the system profiler for the Airport Card:
    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0×88)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Current Wireless Network: eduroam
    Wireless Channel: 1

    Older than nik’s but still working just fine.

  182. Bud says:

    I have been reading for weeks and now I am attempting this. I am at step three; installing the osx on my 1000h however it says…reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

    When I insert the DVD and press a key my 1000h boots from the hard drive into XP. I can’t get it to boot and load the osx. Maybe I did not create a proper ISO. Any advice?

  183. admin says:

    This effect can happen if you don’t completely wipe the config files as suggested above.
    My Broadcom shows :
    AirPort Card Information:

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Current Wireless Network: wireless network not available


  184. Tammo says:


    wierd,… especially because i´ll be getting the same card soon.
    will report back asa i got and tried it. would appreciate if you could do the same when you fixed the error i might run into as well.


  185. Whiletrue says:

    @Tammo : I already try this. For me it’s different, i can connect to unprotected wireless network, but i can’t to wpa and wep protected wifi.

  186. Ryan B says:


    Didn’t see that you got your broadcom working, so just wanted to add the suggestion of running the Bootcamp utility on another mac to make the XP drivers disc – it should be on there at that point, and you can just load it from there.

  187. Whiletrue says:

    @Robbe and Nik :
    For my broadcom WiFi card, it is this one :

    I have problem to connect to protected wifi networks (wep and wpa). The card is recognise as an Airport card but in the Network section of System information, it says that it is an “Third-party wifi card”.

    nik : is the card the same as yours ? I searched BCM94321MC on eBay like you said. Do you have the same problem as me ?

    The kernel is Darwin 9.5.0 and i don’t reinstall iDeneb 1.3 when i changed the wifi card.
    And i didn’t install the IONetworkingFamily.kext
    Should i ?

  188. admin says:

    Good to know, thanks.


  189. totololo says:

    Thanks folks for your work.

    Just a note :
    On my 901, if I activate the boot booster option in the bios … my wifi will not work, the Ralink driver will not activate and the Ralink App will tell me “No device !”.

    But without boot booster it works like a charm !

  190. admin says:

    Thanks for your last reply ;-) The answer should have gone to @Rene and not to you…

    I think it is important that I keep this tutorial (and the one on ipis as well) up to date so that newbies don’t have to wade through hundreds of comments before finding the right answer.


  191. admin says:


    Added instructions for working Speedstep (not Coolbook!)
    Slither2007 over at ipis-osx has had the courage to try Superhais speedstep kexts and they work perfectly.
    I’ve been trying for two days now and it is really great (adds some 30 min of battery live).

    The tutorial was originally here : http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-106649/speedstep-works-no-more-coolbook

  192. Tammo says:


    thats exactly what the guide tells you to do…:)

  193. totololo says:


    You know that Asus just replaced the battery and the SSD in the new EeePC 901.
    The battery is now a 8700 MAh (6600 before) and the SSD is just ONE 16 Gb FAST SSD (before, wee had a quite slow 4 Gb and a very slow 8 Gb).

    On this machine, OSX runs very very well :

    BOOT TIME IS ONLY 30 SECONDS (with boot booster enabled)

    BATTERY LIFE IS ABOUT 7 h WIFI ON, BROWSING THE NET (moderate backlight, CPU speed fixed at 800 MHz)

    Overall, it feel very snappy, but sometimes, at 800 MHz, with multiple and heavy pages open, Safari an show some slowdowns (nothing bad, just be patient).

    With these settings the maachine runs very cool and very quiet (you need to set speedstep on “disabled” in the bios, so the machine manage the fan by itself).

  194. admin says:

    The problem is that the guide is for a specific 1000h.
    The provided rc.* scripts under point 3.4.7 don’t work on some machines and I jsut forgot to put it in the Tutorial.
    What you’ll have to do is to
    – Execute the command:
    sudo reggie_se -x -D PentiumM
    – Look for the line number that says “Display controller: display”
    – Open your two rc.* files and put the right number in:
    sudo reggie_se -D PCI -i [your number] …

    The rc.sleep saves the actual brightness to a file and rc.wakeup restores the brightness.

    I’ll update the guide…


  195. Tammo says:


    may be a nice improvement in the guide to link the above thread to fix the black screen after wakeup in the corresponding section of this guide.

  196. Tammo says:

    @totololo & rene

    go there and follow the instructions very precisely, especially in 4.


  197. totololo says:

    @ Rene …

    I know there is a very long discussion here, so it’s maybe difficult to locate, but this is a known bug, explained somewhere in the posts above.

    How to deal with it ?
    Simply hit Fn and F4 like to increase the backlight. It should turn ON your screen.

    May I suggest you a way to make easier you reading in such a case ?
    Just use the search in the page funcion of your web browser (Ctrl F or option F) with selected keywords, like “sleep” or “wake” or “screen”. It’s especially convenient with Safari.

  198. Rene says:

    Hello, this is directed to whoever can help me out.

    I installed everything in the BASE and OPTIONAL packages, when i close my eeePC and it goes into sleepmode, i press a button to bring it out of sleep mode, and it seems to come out of sleep mode because the hard drive and wireless light come back on, but the screen stays off….It wont come back on until i unplug and plug in the AC adapter…If anyone knows how to fix this your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

  199. Tammo says:


    someone mentioned a couple of websites in one of the posts above.
    just take some time and look through them.


  200. John says:

    Forgot to mention I need drivers for XP. Leopard is working flawlessly. Fast and I never lose my connection.

  201. John says:

    Does anyone have working drivers for the broadcom BCM94321MC wireless card?

    The ones I’ve tried either don’t work or are very slow. I’m talking about 56kbps (dial up speed).

    If you’ve got working drivers which way did you install them? Through device manager (update drivers) or through the .exe?


  202. Tammo says:


    You are welcome.
    would be great if you could at least anticipate how much additional battery time you get with the tool.

  203. totololo says:


    Yeah !
    Thxxxxxx Tammo !!!

    It does work ! … i will see how much battery life i get now …

  204. totololo says:

    Thankyou Tammo, i will try it soon !

  205. Tammo says:


    exactly this is possible with the app that admin (nik) posted about three posts up.
    Go to this post http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=474c6b2d07305d33d55243299e2f49fd&showtopic=123774 and follow the instructions. There is a nice howto at the authors website.



  206. totololo says:

    Thankyou guys (and maybe girls) for your answers. And a special thank you again Niklaus !

    I don’t see where i did wrong with coolbook installation … maybe i will wait until someone write a nice guide …

    I just noticed that if i disable speedstep in bios, the machine controls the fan automaticaly, so it’s not so bad … but the fan runs fast and noisy when i use the new Magnetosphere animation in fullscreen in iTunes … or anytime i use powersucking softs !

    I just miss the ability to tell the machine “Be slow but keep batterylife maximized and minimal noise” or “Be as fast as possible and don’t worry about batterylife”

    By the way, with these settings, i can achieve between 5 and 6,5 hours batterylife with my 901, the new model with fast 16Gb SSD and 8700MAh battery …

  207. Tammo says:

    Hy there,

    i found that particular entry as well and allready installed the tool.
    What i found is that there is an improvement of about 30minutes. Even better the temperatures a the lower side of the 1000h is significantly reduced.
    The author is still working on the tool, so maybe there will be future improvements at speedstep.


  208. admin says:


    Trying to catch up a bit…

    I stumbled over this post at ipis-osx (http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-98321/speedstep-coolbook-power-management) and implemented it successfully.
    It gives you full speedstep functionality AND conserves the possibility to sleep and wake OSX.
    For the moment I cannot say if there is a big impact on battery life. But I can tell you the following:
    – CoolBook (which I bought) seems to have no noticeable effect on battery life whatsoever.
    – Dimming your screen by three of four steps noticeably improves the battery life (must have the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer kext installed)

    I’ll write it up in an article as soon as I have some time. Unfortunately I’m very busy at the moment.

    1. Sorry no, I don’t know how to do it and over at ipis-osx they are already discussing it.
    But if franckly don’t think that it makes sense as the configs/kexts/tweaks change all the time (just look at this thread).
    2. No the battery lasts for about 3-3.5 hours (see the first part of my comment)
    3. The “special effects” are not something that slows down your OSX as they are not really effects but mere functions called when you press the key (it’s not as Aero in Vista which is hogging the hell out of your memory)

    First, it seems that there are some problems with the fact that the Celeron has a frequency below 1GH and OSX gets all upset about the whole timing – your timing will be all over the place and extremely unstable with the vanilla kernel.
    There is a specific kernel (google for voodoo kernel) that could one day correct this… You’re on your own on this one, sorry..

    Second, I don’t remember (I went through too many EEEs 701,900,901,1000h), but I think that you only have 4GB primary which will not allow you to install directly to it.
    You’ll have to install to to the second 16GB SSD which is painfully slow (especially on the 900).

    Third, if you can’t stand XP, install EEEbuntu, I used it on my 900 back then and it really works well.
    If you’re more of a hacker type you can also install Ubuntu 8.10 with the specific kernel (see here: http://www.liliputing.com/2008/11/installing-ubuntu-810-on-an-eee-pc.html)


  209. Puni says:

    Hello Niklaus:
    1. Thank you for your good work. Can You create a similar compilation OSX as msiwindosx86.iso for separate asus100H?
    2. Does the future of the battery will work longer as the WindowsXP about 5h-6h? (speedstep/lowstep)?
    3. Are the specjal effects OSX (ex. F8, F11, F12..) hang/suspend under work of this procesor Atom N270? Slow down?

  210. Tammo says:

    Great guide, got everything working with a little poking and tweaking.
    Even the brightness failure after sleep was not that diffult to fix with one of the posts at the ipis forum.


    I´m still using the Ralink utility with the original wifi card.
    In one of your posts here, you mentioned a script that automatically restarts the ralink utility. Do you remember where to look for it, or do you even have a link? Would be of great help.


  211. Robbe says:

    fist, i installed coolbook (unregistered). I think it did not show correct freq/voltage
    then, i installed IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext. Coolbook now gave correct freq/voltage
    after a while i thought i’d register. followed instructions. worked fine.
    most other modded kexts i took from various sources, not here, though.

  212. totololo says:

    Ahhh …
    And would you mind to tell me how you installed it, what version ?
    Did you use the kext ? if yes, how did you install it after or before installing coolbook ?

    I’m probably just doing something stupid somewhere …

    And if don’t have time to answer all these boring questions, it’s ok anyway !

  213. Robbe says:

    yes, coolbook seems to work fine. I’ve not yet measured battery life improvement, though. It automatically changes CPU freuqency and voltage, according to demand. At least thats whateht controller app says. The EeePC/Mac does not feel any different. I did not have to patch anything. I am sorry to say I have no idea why it does not work on your system.

  214. Whiletrue says:

    @Robbe : I found it, is was the router. I upgraded the firmware and now it’s working ! Thanks

  215. totololo says:

    Robbe, may i ask you if you succeded to install Coolbook ?

  216. Robbe says:

    @ Whiletrue
    sorry, but the ebay-link is dead. The “Third-party network card”-entry is not normal. In my Systemprofiler, the card is listed as “AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0×88)” and its firmware as “Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (” which is nearly exatcly the same info (one byte differs) as the Systemprofiler of my “real” Mac reports. You might be out of luck with your card.

    The Celeron CPU does not support SSE3, so try booting the the install DVD with a modded Kernel. I don’t know their names, but you might easily get some more information on insanelymac. As for everything else regarding the installation, you certainly need to find a guide for your model, as it differs from the 1000h, like totololo said.

  217. totololo says:

    Well, if you can stand XP (i undersand and feel the same), i think it would be easier to install Ubuntu …

  218. Fate says:

    omg!then do i have any method to install os x on 900?i really can’t stand xp…

  219. totololo says:

    Hi FATE, maybe i’m wrong but i believe this step by step install is good only for Asus EeePC 901 or 1000 …

    As the 900 have a very different architecture … maybe it’s simply not possible to use this method …

  220. Fate says:

    hello i have an eeepc 900,which has a celeron 900M cpu
    when i boot up with ideneb dvd,it runs into a screen,showing “PLEASE REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER”
    everytime i boot from dvd got the same result,what can i do ?

  221. Whiletrue says:

    more information from above problem :
    the card is this one : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220301896436

  222. Whiletrue says:


    I’ve brought the broadcom card and i have a problem :
    I can connect if to a network without security but not with a wep protected network…

    Can you help me ?

    The system see the Airport card as an “Third-party network card.” Is it normal ?


  223. totololo says:

    Hi !
    First a huge THANK YOU !!! for all this work !

    Thanks to you i was able to install OSX on my 901 … and it works very well .

    There is only one thing that doesn’t work for me :

    I purchased it, installed it, and installed your “IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext” with Kexthelper.
    But when i try to use i, CooBook shows voltages and frequencies, but i cannot change any setting, they are all greyed.
    I tried to register, but it keeps telling me this :
    “Could not save default value.
    If you are using CoolBook 1.x, uninstall it, and try again.”
    and sometimes, it tells me that it cannot find “Pah 2″

    Does anybody know this problem ?

    Thanks …

  224. Robbe says:

    My EeePC/Mac 1000h drives the VGA input of a 720p HDTV (1,280×720) without problems. However, mirroring is not supported (causes both screens to be illegible, so when I tried I could only get my screen back by booting from an USB drive and deleting the monitor preferences). Two screen “spanning” works just fine, though. I use it to watch/record/timeshift EyeTV on my HDTV. VLC and Quicktime also work fine with screen spanning. It turnes even more comfortable with a remote control (eg. the Sony Bluetooth Blueray for PS3) and RemoteBuddy.

  225. Puni says:

    Enik – very good work! Thanks! Big question:
    Is it working external LCD display resolution 1280x…or small?

  226. Tim says:

    That did it! I don’t think I deleted enough last time haha…

    Thanks =)

  227. Robbe says:

    It is strange, because *exactly* the same (eg. the emtpy triangle) happened to me when I exchanged my ralink to the broadcom card. But, like I said above, deleting the files in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ helped. Just be careful that if you modified com.apple.Boot.plist don’t delete it. The other files will be automatically recreated with standard values after a reboot.

  228. Tim says:

    I am still having problems getting wifi to automatically connect after restart/sleep. I am using the real broadcom airport card, and can connect, but have to do it manually. I was originally using the ralink card before switching, but I think I managed to delete the application (I am new to OS X, so if I need to do anything else please help me =)).

    What do I need to do to fix it? I tried deleting my settings and reinitiating but either I did it wrong or it didn’t work.

    Also, even though I have a strong signal, I am just getting an empty wifi signal triangle in the status bar. Any idea why that would be?

    Thanks! I love it so far =)


  229. Robbe says:

    Thanks, I thought it would be the two different versions, like you said.
    I tried installing most of the latest extensions, but could get nowhere (would not boot). It seems I have previously installed something that has dependencies. I have to investigate further, but so far have reverted to my old setup again. I’d love to have the powermanagement-features you mentioned such as reliable battery meter readings, and wake-up by pressing power button, though,
    What have I learned? Keep some kind of documentation what you install when and where, and where you got it from.

  230. admin says:

    Trying to chatch up a bit after a night of sleep ;-)

    The OPTIONAL AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kexts contains the “one byte hack” from ipis and corrects the issue with the Function-Brightness keys not working.
    I did not include it in the BASE package as you have to install some additional stuff in order to have the screen turn on after sleep and some noobs might have problems replacing/modifying rc.* files ;-)

    @Ryan B

    kextHelper backups and then deletes the old kext before installing the new one (I’d suggest you all click on the “Advanced” checkbox and you’ll see exactly what it’s doing) so you don’t have to remove the old one by hand.

    Camera: it seems that there are different models used in the eee PC’s (even on the same model) and that you’re out of luck for the moment (nothing to do with your kernel – see this thread:)

    Sleepwatcher: did you install both packages? If not redo the whole install following the new 3.4.7 chapter.

    And the “message” from “Tim” is just spam and surely not directed to you (unless the guy has some problems typing and rpdkl@laghz.com is a valid email ;-)

    FYI: I won’t delete the comment from Tim in this thread (I’ll delete the one the other threads) in order to leave the discussion flow intact.
    In the future I’ll delete them right away if you don’t mind, so don’t comment/flame on unimportant/insulting/stupid comments so I can delete them without harming discussion coherence and integrity of this blog.
    Thanks for your attention,


  231. John says:

    WOOT! Just got my bcm94321mc from ebay. Apple found it automatically and it works perfectly. Took 2 min to install and now I’ve finally got wireless working on ideneb.

    I was having problems finding the driver for XP and stumbled on this website. After doing a clean install I installed the drivers and it wouldn’t connect. There is was an yellow arrow in device manager and couldn’t get past that.


    More searching led me to the HP website:

    Installed fine. Wireless connection popped up in the network connections window. Found many connections but when I tried to connect but was having an error message pop up…
    “Windows is unable to connect to the selected Network. The Network may no longer be in range.”

    After some more researching found a thread saying open up IE, go to internet options, click connections, click lan setting and check the box that says automatically detect settings. And now I can breathe. It works and it’s fast.

    Of course I’m sure there are better drivers that don’t require all that research so some options would be welcome.

    Again thanks admin and all for the help. Love Leopard and my next laptop may very well be an Apple (if they come down in price).

  232. Ryan B says:

    …Was that directed to me?

  233. Ryan B says:

    edit – and the sleep/wake
    I installed the sleepwatcher that was in the “Brightness Control Fix” folder, but that didn’t do it

    When I have a flash drive in…best way I can describe it…the led on the drive flashes like it does when the computer is shutting down or going into sleep.

    The screen looks like it’s trying to, but it never reaches sleep

  234. Tim Pollard says:


    EDIT from admin: This is Spam – I’ll let it go for coherence of the discussion…

  235. Ryan B says:

    Thanks – that helped

    I’ve got everything working now except the camera (unless it’s not SUPPOSED to work in Photobooth) and wifi, but I’m still waiting for my wifi card in the mail

    Kernel is 9.2.2
    Does that make the difference on the camera?

  236. Robbe says:

    @Ryan B
    I don’t know how kexthelper works, I haven’t used it so far, will try, though. What I mean with saying that it does a backup is that I suppose it would replace the old kext with the new one, hence it would not require removing the old one, But I am argueing purely based on logic, not experience.

  237. Ryan B says:

    Thanks for the help.
    I think you misunderstood my kext question, though – does the old kext have to be removed before installing/replacing with the new one?

  238. Robbe says:

    Sorry to bother you, but I just noticed there are two AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kexts in the install packs, one in the ordinary and one in the optional install pack. Are they identicial or does only the optional one contain the ipsis one-byte hack?

    @Ryan B
    Sorry you are having troubles. When you boot up you can do two things after pressing F8. type “-v” to boot with lots of messages appearing on your screen which can tell you more about where your problem is rooted. Also, at the same boot prompt, you can simply enter the name of your old kernel, eg “mach_kernel_backup” (it must be in /) to boot using your old kernel.
    Regarding your installation of system.kext with kexthelper, I think the program automatically does a backup of your old files.

  239. Ryan B says:

    Hey all
    I am having trouble installing the other kernel/kext
    I’ve gotten them from my Intel iMac, copied the mach_kernel to root via Terminal, and installed the System.kext via kext helper.
    When I do this and restart, I get stuck on the white apple logo screen forever. I’ve reinstalled twice to the same effect…I must be missing something.
    Do I need to remove the old system.kext before installing the new one, or could the problem be something else?


  240. Robbe says:

    Does the fix for brightness control in your latest collection (thanks!) “New PostInstallPackage version (V 0.6)” originate from the ipsis one-byte hack of AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext or is it something different?

  241. admin says:

    That’s what my wife always tells me when I by her a new purse ;-)

    Let me know if it works out OK.
    With this Package I really got almost everything working.
    I just miss native Speedstep (use CoolBook instead), Microphones and Ethernet (use the MacBook Air adapter).
    I’m pretty happy, and even TimeMahine works through a AirportExpress Disk.


  242. Ryan B says:

    “I uploaded a new version of the PostInstallPackage which corrects and adds some stuff (Sound, Brightness control, remaining battery after sleep) and adjusted the article.”

    How can anyone not love you?

  243. admin says:

    I uploaded a new version of the PostInstallPackage which corrects and adds some stuff (Sound, Brightness control, remaining battery after sleep) and adjusted the article.


  244. Robbe says:

    @Stephen Collins
    I had similar problems with my iMac and a cheap Zyxel router. My EeeMac doesn’t show the same behaviour, actually it connects better than the original Mac. I improved reliability a bit by upgrading the firmware of the router, which was outdated.
    For solving network problems with your EeeMac, I recommend deleting your prefences, disabling ipv6 and giving a fixed ip. Most routers let you modify the ip-adr. range of their dhcp-servers, so you could give the dhcp clients a range from eg. which allows you to give your EeeMac a lower ip in the range from
    If you want to use your EeeMac in other places with other wifi networks, you can configure two locations, one for home (with a fixed ip), one for the rest of the world (automatic).
    Maybe changing routers also helps. I am still saving for a new one, 802.1n with integrated dsl modem and usb port for nas. There are not many modell on the market and they aren’t so cheap either :-(

  245. admin says:

    @Chun Hole
    Could you please elaborate what exactly “SUX”?
    If it’s just to use foul language on this blog you’ll be banned in a second.
    Thank you for your understanding.


  246. admin says:

    I have the same problem (from time to time) when using with my linksys router.
    When using with my Airport Extreme there is no problem.

    Have you tried power-cycling your router (routers cache IP Address – MAC Address pairs for a certain time)?


  247. Chun Hole says:

    It SUX!!!

  248. Stephen Collins says:

    I’ve installed one of the BCM cards that I bought from eBay. It works out of the box insofar as it’s recognised and it sees and connects to the network.

    But it only ever gets a self-assigned IP address. It’s like it won’t wait for the DHCP server…

    Any ideas?

  249. Ryan B says:

    Thanks guys – I’ll work on that this morning.
    Also, FYI – Buy.com has a 904ha for $350. I don’t know if this will work too or not, but wanted to share just in case.
    Here’s the link:

  250. admin says:

    @Ryan B

    3) The System.kext is in the /System/Library/Extensions folder on your iMac.
    To copy it, you either drag and drop it with Finder to/from an external disk/stick or you can use cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext /Volumes/MY_EXTERNAL_DISK.
    In order to install kexts I highly recommend using kextHelper (from the PostInstallPackage from the tutorial).
    Just drag and drop it in the app, enter your password and hit “Easy Install”.
    If you want to learn the stuff that goes on under the hood, check the “Advanced” checkbox.

    4) You can repair permissions with the following command in the Terminal:
    sudo diskutil repairpermissions /Volumes/YOUR_DISK_NAME/

  251. Robbe says:

    @Ryan B
    The forum somehow did not copy everything I typed. In 1), you will have to type “sudo cp place_and_name_of_new_kernel /”

  252. Robbe says:

    @Ryan B
    I’m afraid I don’t have time to give you step by step directions. I also had to learn it by searching forums. Also, I don’t wont to be responsible for screwing up your machine because I misstyped something. However, to answer your questions:
    1) You don’t need to be in single-user mode. Boot up normally, enter the terminal and type “sudo cp /”. Don’t forget to rename the old kernel before! “sudo mv mach_kernel mach_kernel_backup” (just an example)
    2) You will find the combo update on apple webpage. However, if you have an (intel) iMac at hand, just take it form there. You will find it there: /mach_kernel
    3) Yes, i took the same file (actually, it is a directory, which makes copying and setting of permissions a little more difficult) Find one of the tutorials on how to install a system extension.
    4) To set permissions of files, you have to use the commands “chmod” and “chown”. Type “man chmod” or “man chown” to get help. In my case, I typed “sudo chmod 644 mach_kernel” and “sudo chown root:wheel mach_kernel”. Repairing file permissions is something different, however, it might actually do the job, too, but I’m not sure. It is like shooting a sparrow with a pumpgun, though. Usually, people repair file permissions using Apples Disk Utility.
    PS: My EeeMac booted fine just with a new kernel, without installing the matching system.kext. So you can install that later if you like. The problem was (with my install) that I couldn’t mount any usb-devices anymore. This bug disappeared after I installed the matching system.kext
    Good luck!

  253. Ryan B says:

    Thanks! That looks like great information, but can you be a bit more detailed for me? I’m WAAAAY to new to this to follow you. Here’s what I don’t understand:
    1) how does one copy a file into the root directory? I’m assuming it’s in single-user mode, but I don’t know any commands other than what Nik told me above
    2) mach_kernel where would I find the combo update on my other mac? I’ve installed Pacifist, so I’m ready – but don’t know where to look
    3) is the */*/system.kext ALSO on my imac (Leopard 10.5.5) somewhere that I can copy it from?
    4) Is restoring permissions done by
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    passwd root

    or is it something else?

    Thanks for all the help!

  254. Robbe says:

    @Ryan B
    Installing a new kernel is easy. Simply copy the file “mach_kernel” into the root directory / of your MacOS volume. Give it the the correct permissions (like the old kernel). You should rename your old kernel to something easy to remember so you still have a bootable install if something goes wrong.
    You should also install the matching /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext, which is a little more difficult. You will find tutorials “How to install a system extension” which explain the process.
    iDeneb 1.3 comes with the most recent 9.5 kernel, so you will find it on the disc. The 10.5.5 combo update from Apple should also include the files. I took mine from a “real” Mac. The software Pacifist will help you extract them.
    If anything goes wrong while booting, hit the F8 key enter the bootloader menu. You will be able to eg. boot into your old kernel (if you remember the name you gave the file) using a simple command. Hit “?”, which will explain a lot.
    If you screw up, a bootable installation of MacOS X on an external USB disc will be of great value.
    Good luck!

  255. Ryan B says:

    Ok, I’ve got:
    Darwin 9.2.2 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

    …so i new a new copy of iDeneb then or is it something else that updates the kernel?
    …this is the part where I get REAL lost

  256. admin says:

    You can check the kernel version with:
    uname -a

    I do get:
    jul74-1-88-186-229-140:~ nhirt$ uname -a
    Darwin jul74-1-88-186-229-140.fbx.proxad.net 9.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0: Wed Sep 3 11:29:43 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.7.58~1/RELEASE_I386 i386


  257. Ryan B says:

    The extra partitions are unnecessary if you just want a dual-boot (the Asus DVD will restore them if you ever get to that point). Assuming you want to keep Windows, you can delete the other 3 partitions in Windows’ disk management by deleting the big one first, then the other 2 (one at a time – I forget which order). Also, a partitioning toll such as Partition Magic will allow you to adjust the size of the partitions fairly easily to allow you to customize it.

    I had the same issue. One possibility is to plug in an external monitor until you get it configured how you want it to – don’t know if it’ll work…just a theory. What I did was just start the whole process over again, and everything fit in the screen the next time. Good luck with that.

    @jjzhu (or anyone, really)
    Still having issues with it not waking up (by power button or any other button). jjzhu suggested that I installed the wrong kernel, but I don’t really know what a kernel is, how to check mine, and where do I get the right one?
    Can anyone offer some guidance?

  258. Alex says:

    One issue I have found now with the new bios is the ideneb install disc boots at the wrong resolution (probably 1024X768) and I can’t see the buttons at the bottom to hit continue and i also cant see the toolbar at the top to access the utilities menu. I’m just going to stick with my install until the next (hopefully better) install disc is released as it does everything i want it to.

  259. Alex says:


    I can confirm the issue with the wake from sleep killing the wifi is due to the older bios file. Once i switched to 1502 it worked a charm.

  260. Alex says:

    I definitely have the correct kernel. This is my 5th or so installation of ideneb 1.3 and I can’t seem to get all the quirks worked out for some reason.

    I can’t seem to figure out whats up with the shutdown issue as it only fails to shutdown about 50-60% of the time. To be honest i’m more concerned about the sleep issue as I would rather close my computer and open it back up than shut down/reboot on this slow SSD.

    I’m going to try to update my bios and reinstall ideneb one more time before i switch to another install disk

  261. Robbe says:

    Type “uname -a” in the terminal app to find out which kernel you are using. For alternative powermanagement etc. versions, check the ipsis-osx wiki. Also, check the patches supplied by maceee (both links at the bottom of the tutorial above). Also, you might check another bios version and your settings thereof.
    Good Luck.

  262. Alex says:

    I am only using the powermanagement kexts from the zip file provided here, and I have gone between the powermanagement.bundle on the combo 10.5.5 update as well as the one in the zip file with no visible difference between the two (besides the battery time being displayed more accurately with the powermanagement.bundle from the combo update)

    I am using the default kernel with ideneb 1.3 i’m pretty sure its 9.5 vanilla

  263. Robbe says:

    I also experienced the incomplete shutdown issue, but since I upgraded to 9.5 vanilla kernel it seems to have vanished. What kernel are you using?
    I cannot help you with the bios. I am using a 1000h with 1103 modded bios.
    As your airport-card shows some strange behaviour, too, I suppose something with your powermanagement(kexts) is not in working order. I also have a broadcom card (not dell, though) and it works perfectly.
    Thanks for reporting your experience with the Openhalt fix.

  264. Alex says:

    Openhalt fix didnt work to fix shutdown issues. My bioses is the original modded 1001 for the 901 that was the first one released. should i switch to the modded 1502?

  265. Alex says:

    I forgot to mention my wireless card is a dell 1390. I am almost considering switching back to the Ralink after i saw the automator script someone made to automatically toggle on/off the Ralink utility.

    I am going to try the psystar openhalt fix for the shutdown. If anyone can help with the wireless not working on wake up i would appreciate it

  266. Alex says:

    Ok i’ve been tinkering around working on this with my 901 and here is what i havent been able to get working.

    When I wake from sleep the wifi card no longer works

    When I shut down the machine stays on even though the operating system appears to have shut down.

    Has anyone seen either of these problems and possibly have a fix for them?

  267. solnyhsok says:


    Thank you. You were absolutely right about BIOS. I just reflashed a modded one and rebooted straight into working OSX. :) oh, yeah! I got my mojo working…

  268. Robbe says:

    delete the airport and network-related preferences in /library/preferences/systemconfiguration
    after rebooting, manually connect to your wlan. this time it will remember your settings.

    I could not successfully install os x with the official asus bios. try the modded bios. also, the installer should successfully end its duties. It did so on my 1000h.

    good luck!

  269. King says:

    I found a problem when I want to create the partitions on my 1000ha, it seems there are limited partitions on a harddisk, am I right please?
    Originally, the 1000HA comes with the following partition,
    1. primary NTFS (80 Gb)
    2. primary NTFS (7x Gb)
    3. FAT32 2008Gb
    4. unknown partition (39 Mb)

    Now I try delete the 2nd NTFS partition, then add one partition for osx and one partition for data (normal fat32),
    but I found I cannot make the fat32 partition anymore..I guessed the 3rd and 4th partitions are for the system recovery.
    did I do sths wrong?

    Thank you very much

  270. Tim says:

    4 Questions =)

    1) Is there anything I can safely migrate from my 8gb ssd OS X install to the 32gb ssd in order to save space?

    2) How do I get OS X to automatically connect to my wi-fi network? I am using the broadcom card everyone reccomended. I have to connect every time I reboot. Also, it doesn’t display the signal strength bars, just an empty triangle, is that normal or is there a fix?

    3) Is there a way to fix the battery information? I seem to remember seeing it somewhere but can’t find it.

    4) Finally, is it safe to update the software as long as it’s not to 10.5.6 or 10.6? Is there any risk in doing so at this point? (11-9-08).

    Thanks for the great guide!


  271. solnyhsok says:

    Hi, I am following this guide on 1000h (latest official asus bios, 1206 I think) with iDeneb 1.3 (10.5.5)

    I also have 3 partitions
    Windows7, primary
    OSX (ext3 journalled), primary, active
    efi 8mb for bootboost (bootboost is disabled in BIOS during installation) primary

    I follow your instructions and installation takes some 30 minutes. I noticed a lot of warnings in the installer log about “wrong permissions” for folders leading to kexts. In the end of the log, there is information about successful installation.

    At this moment, all DVD and HDD activity stops for couple of minutes, so I think that installation is finished. However, iDeneb does not initiate a rebot, and I have to reset it with power button.

    Then darwin starts, I choose OSX -v and watch how it hangs everytime after announcing that MAC framework is successfuly started.

    Any idea of what might be wrong in my case?

  272. Ryan B says:

    jjzhu Says:
    November 5th, 2008 at 23:18
    Ryan B:
    I believe you installed wrong Kernel, Check which Version in your Mac.
    Go to the following link to see my experience..

    Umm…I feel like such an idiot asking this here…but what’s a kernel? Is that the OS? I’ve got iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 in now
    My bios is 1103. I don’t mind reinstalling, but again – my terminology sux (I’m a musician, not a programmer :)

  273. admin says:

    Sorry forgot to answer your question.
    Normally you should be able to just re-install the
    original IONetworkingFamily from the Backup Extensions folder with kextHelper.


  274. admin says:

    Try booting into Single User Mode (-s instead of -x).
    On the command line type the following:

    sudo -s
    type your password
    /sbin/fsck -fy

    If this doesn’t get you up and running, try to copy back the original kexts:

    Boot with -s
    sudo -s
    type your password
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    Copy the kexts from the Backup Extensions folder back to the /System/Library/Extensions folder with:
    cp -r /Backup \Extensions/* /System/Library/Extensions
    Reboot with -f

    Hope there is no typo (I typed this from my memory), but you get the idea.

    Although you’ll have to reinstall all the kexts.
    First only install the ones marked as Critical in the above table (at the end of the tutorial).

    Let me know how it goes…


  275. John says:

    First wanted to say thanks to admin for the through guide. Helped a lot and was quite exciting booting up for the first time.

    I’ve got the 1000ha which is exactly the same minus bluetooth and wireless n. Everything works as far as I can tell but a few problems remain. My wireless card is different so I had to purchase the one admin recommended from ebay. Should be here next week and will do a full reinstall and hopefully don’t have the loop problem when I get asked the mac questions.

    The only major problem is when after doing this part:
    * Drag all kexts in the “kexts” folder onto the “Kext Helper” application*

    I entered my password and then after finishing it rebooted. After this part the grey screen wheel always freezes. The only way I can get into leopard is by typing -x (safe mode) in the boot options. Of course not a big deal but I’m guessing it’s something to do w/out having any network adapters.

    Other than those 2 problems everything seems to be running. 1024×600 screen. It’s pretty fast and looks very nice. First time using an Apple operating system and I’m very impressed. It’s obviously very different than Vista/XP but I like it. Maybe my next laptop will be a mac :O.

  276. Whiletrue says:

    Kexts Time Machine Fix Attention this seems to break the RalinkDriver!!!
    IONetworkingFamily Fixes Time Machine Optional

    –> Oups i didn’t see this and i’ve installed it….
    How can i remove it ? Just delete the kext file ?

  277. Whiletrue says:

    @Robbe : Thanks but that doesn’t work.
    Any other idea ?

  278. Alex says:

    Rene, could you tell me how you fixed the spinning wheel freeze problem? I have the same problem and all i did was install the kext package again on a fresh install. i’ve never had so many problems with osx86 before than with this ideneb

  279. Robbe says:


    I had a smiliar problem after installing the Broadcom card (the purchase of which I highly reccomend). Erasing all (but com.apple.Boot.plist, because I edited it for my purposes) files in /library/preferences/systemconfiguration helped. Look into the folder, maybe you don’t need to erase all of them. Look for network/airport-related files. Good luck.

  280. Whiletrue says:


    I have a problem with the wi-fi on iDeneb 1.3. After installing the ralink driver, the Network configuration in the PrefPane of mac os freezed.
    It didn’t recognize the new network card.

    Is someone can help me with this ?


  281. admin says:

    Thank you for your findings. This is extremely important stuff.
    I’ll modify the post right away and have modified the Post Install Package (now V 0.3).

    That is possibly the culprit for you networking problems as well.

    Sorry for this, I have a Broadcom Wireless Card so I couldn’t test this.


  282. b.h. says:

    Yup, reverting to the old (backup) IONetworkingFamily.kext from /Backup Extensions worked. Instant WLAN, even before rebooting. I’m posting this from the 1000H…

  283. b.h. says:

    I used the “new” post install package yesterday and rebooted, ever since then my wireless is dead like Alex’s. I suppose there’s a problem in one of the kexts. Will try overwriting IONetworkingFamily with the older one right now.

  284. jjzhu says:

    Ryan B:

    I believe you installed wrong Kernel, Check which Version in your Mac.

    Go to the following link to see my experience..


  285. Ryan B says:

    JJzhu –
    I have 1103 – is there more than one?
    Apple wifi card is on the way – I’ll try that when I get it

    still won’t wake

    Is there something other than the kexts I need to do for that?

    I think I’m missing something (as usual)

    Thanks everybody for your patientce and wilingness to help

    go to http://www.silvertooth.org and tell me what CD you want – it’s yours!

  286. jjzhu says:

    Ryan B: Have you flashed your bios to Kabyl’s 1103 ? You just re-install eNik’s install package.

    I have 1000HA, but used MSIWINDOSX86.iso installer. USB, OSX86tools, photo-booth, sleep and wake (power button), WiFi (Dell 1490), and everything working. Only I rebbot, the airport card won’t turn on. I did not have a chance to look this issue. I just have a couple hours to install Leopard and gave it away. But I’ll try to fix the problem.

  287. admin says:

    Just to be sure, you’ll have to do all the configuration manually.
    And set up a user (other than root). It is commonly very bad practice to use root as the main user.

    Nope, but you might try to uninstall the kexts (except the ones for graphics). I’d go first for IONetworkingFamily.
    If this is causing problems, let me know, so that I can put up this information.


  288. Alex says:

    I installed the kexts from the pack in my 901 with a dell wireless 1390 installed and after installation my wireless no longer works… any ideas?

  289. John says:

    Okay I feel kind of dumb.

    passwd ROOT

    Silly me.

    Got it. Now will follow your post installation guide

  290. John says:


    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I’ve followed your directions and was able to change the password. System asked me twice so looked like everything went fine. After rebooting it brought me to the screen which asks for

    I know my password but I don’t know what the name is. Tried everything and the box just shakes so I’m lost at this part. So close yet so far.

  291. admin says:

    You have to type each line separately.

    Don’t forget (I’ll stress it again!) the last line is only “passwd root”.
    Then hit enter.
    And the system should ask you twice for your new password.

  292. John says:

    Great guide you have here. I have the 1000hA and have already ordered the card you mentioned. Quick question regarding this. After i type -s

    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    passwd root

    Am I suppose to type a single line…press enter and then type the next line? Never used a mac so I’m completely lost :(

  293. admin says:

    Can’t help you with this – I never had this problem…
    Try to get help over here: http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum:start

  294. Gae says:

    other problem..usb are detected only if i boot on with peripherals already plugged in.otherwise nothing is recognized!

  295. admin says:

    I’m only aware of the psystar.com/openhaltrestart fix.
    I’ll try it as soon as I got some time.

    @Ryan B
    I’ll look into the issue with OSXTools from my package.
    Sleep does not wakeup with the power button anymore, just hit a key on the keyboard (I’ll change the tutorial).

    With this guide you’ll have a complete dualboot PC.
    It boots into the OSX bootloader where you can hit any key to get the choice to boot XP (or any other installed OS for that matter).
    If you like to boot with the XP bootloader, follow this guide: http://www.enik.ch/2008/09/dualbooting-xp-and-osx/
    And mark the XP partition as active.

    Nik (on enik)=Nik (on ipis) = nhirt (on ipis)

  296. King says:

    First of all, it is a great tutorial for me.

    I am not clear about the installation. I have a pre-installed WindowsXP on my 1000 HA. If I follow this tutorial. Will I have a dual boot (XP and MacOS) please? Or I have to do sths else?

    Thank you for your help.

  297. Ryan B says:

    ok – take that back (some of it, anyway)
    If I try the ox86 out of the post install pack mentioned above, then I get the error. However, if I try it out of the “iDeneb” folder that had installed into my applications folder, I can run it.

    Still no Sleep function (won’t wake up w/the power button)
    Usb works SOMETIMES…don’t know what makes the difference, but sometimes I have to reboot a couple of times before it will recognize my usb devices

    Can’t wait to get sound and wireless working!

  298. Ryan B says:

    Ok Nik, I have to say – then only thing that stops your tutorial from working is my inability to follow directions :)

    I’ve now got it successfully loaded on my 1000HA, in no small part thanks to Nik and the folks over at http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com

    The problems I’m facing now are:
    -No USB detection
    -”You can’t open the application “OSX86Tools” because it is not supported on this architecture.”
    -When trying to open Photo Booth to test the camera, “Photo Booth cannot open. The graphics card installed in this computer does not support Photo Booth”

    This is so awesome…I can’t wait to finish!

  299. Robbe says:


    Have you ever experienced the incomplete shudown issue on your installation using your post install pack?

    My EeePc sometimes does not shutdown completely by itself. It does not happen very often, but is esp. annoying if it happens when my wife uses the computer and doesn’t notice the thing is still draining the batteries.

    I have not tried the psystar.com/openhaltrestart fix.

  300. Gae says:

    hi finally succeded to install all…i was doing all fixes but when i make the custom resolution it remains the previous one even if i click aplly and then i reboot…why?

  301. admin says:

    @Tony C
    Thanks for this short tutorial.
    This might be extremely valuable for people who haven’t bought TrueImage or any other driveimaging tool.
    You should ABSOLUTELY post that at http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com!!!


  302. Tony C says:

    Good! That simplifies it a bit.
    I must admit I didn’t check it. I was simply tired of getting ‘Vista-like-messages’, sa ‘resource busy’. This time I wanted to make sure it would work. And it did. No complaints, wse.

  303. Robbe says:

    @Tony C
    I never unmounted/remounted my external Disk (same disk1s1 as in your example) while copying the bootloader and it worked fine each time.

  304. Tony C says:

    Thank you for the quick reply+info.
    Sorry for the long post.

    Thanks for the Chameleon bootloader tip.That was spot on.

    My problem was that Carbon Copy Clone (CCC)
    was not copying the bootloader and the ‘old’ Darwin bootloader, doesn’t work on external USB drives with MBR partition type (at least)!

    Luckly, all the required info to make the external USB drive bootable (after a CCC copy of our OsX partition) is very close to you.
    Grab the iDeneb DVD, goto /usr/standalone/i386 and read the README file.
    The 3 simple(?) steps are repeated here:
    Suppose that your installation is on /dev/disk1s1
    S1 – Install boot0 to the MBR:
    fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk1
    S2 – Install boot1h to the partition’s bootsector:
    dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk1s1
    S3 – Install boot to the partition’s root directory:
    cp boot /
    No need to use startupfiletool anymore!

    Sort of mini-tuto:

    1 – Use CCC to make a clone of your partition.

    BEFORE steps S1 and S2, do the following:
    2 – Have your iDeneb DVD mounted.
    3 – Login as root + open a terminal + goto where the bootfiles are:
    > cd /Volumes/iDeneb*/usr/standalone/i386
    List all your disks+partitions
    > diskutil list
    Recognise your external USB partition and unmount it.
    > diskutil umount /dev/disk1s1
    Now, do the thing (S1+S2):
    > fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk1
    > dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk1s1
    BEFORE step S3, remount the USB partition
    > diskutil mount /dev/disk1s1
    > cp boot /Volumes/WhatEverYourUSBPartitionIsNamed/.

    That’s it!

    This might help some hack-body, because the ‘google-info’ is really rather confusing and hard to find on this subject.
    Any guinea pig out there?

    PS. I managed to make my external USB drive bootable :-) ).

  305. Robbe says:

    @nik and Tony C
    I use the above mentioned Carbon Copy Cloner. It is freeware and works 100% foolproof (on original Macs). The problem with the EeePC installation is that Carbon Copy Cloner will not copy the bootloader (as it would on an original Mac). The workaround is easy, though. Download the Chameleon bootloader (the same that came with iDeneb) and simply install it on the external drive after the cloning is done. Installing the bootloader is done by 3 simple terminal commands and really not problematic as one might think.
    If you want to boot from an external USB drive, hit and hold the ESC-key while turning on the EeePC until a menu with available bootable devices shows up.

    Cloning takes min. 1 hour, but can take the whole night depending on how much stuff you have on your disk.

    It should also be possible to use DD from a small (thumbdrive) linux installation.

    Or someone might try TimeMachine. The original Leopard Install DVD offers a full restore based on a TimeMachine backup. I don’t remeber if the iDeneb install DVD offered the same, but it should.

  306. admin says:

    @Tony C
    I for my part do it with True Image (either from the bootable USB stick or from the XP/Vista installation).
    I make a backup image of my OSX installation at least once a week and before every mayor tweek/upgrade (for example the software upgrade mentioned by @Robbe two posts earlier).
    I then restore it to an external hard drive to be able to toy around a bit more before applying to my main installation.

    You should also be able to do that with OSXs Disk Utility or a tool like Carbon Copy, but I’ve never done it completely – it seemed way too slow to me.


  307. Tony C says:

    “I reccomend keeping a second bootable install on an external usb disk to try updates before installing on internal disk. that will save you a lot of hassles.”

    How did you do it? Can you explain it to us please? Thanks.

  308. Robbe says:

    @dave and admin
    I’ve used software update to install latest printer driver, java, security, itunes and iphoto-updates. This worked fine without any tweaks. However, I seriously doubt that any major update, eg. to 10.5.6 would not hurt the installation. I reccomend keeping a second bootable install on an external usb disk to try updates before installing on internal disk. that will save you a lot of hassles.

    have you installed the ApplePS2Controller ? Use an external usb keyboard, check in the system profiler under software/extensions. If not, install from ideneb install dvd System/Installation/Packages/Patches/Fix/ApplePS2Controller.pkg

    boot time is quick. never stopwatched it, but i guess it is about 30-40 seconds.

    I have experience the same issue, but only very rarely. Since I’ve installed the original apple 9.5 kernel it seems to not occur any more. Try another kernel. I recomend vanilla 9.4 or the original stock 9.5 kernel. Get it from an original Mac.

  309. Gae says:

    I have a problem.quite all during installation is ok.but when os starts,it tells me i have no keyboard connected!?

  310. admin says:

    Without the Powermanagement bundle my install was unable to use different profiles for different power sources (battery, AC). When you install it you get the possibility to change the optimization settings (better battery life, normal, better performance).
    But as I said, as for the resolution thingy – your mileage may vary…

    I don’t have the slightest idea. We’ll know when they come out.
    But I’m quite confident that it there will be a way to do that.

  311. Dave says:

    Hy, I’m new to this apple-section. Thanks for this great workaround to get macos on my asus 1000h running :) . Is it possible to do a software or system updates without reinstalling ideneb? (for example from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 or 10.5.5 to 10.6 if it gets released)

  312. Brian says:

    Thanks for the great guide. When I install OS X on my 1000H using Kalyway I guess I’ll probably use the guts of this guide to get me through. Would you mind telling me though, what’s the boot time like?

  313. Tyler Durden says:

    so what about the powermanagement bundle? what is it needed for? how do you know you do or don’t need it??

  314. sunrise says:

    Thanks for the write-up. Anybody else have the problem after wakeup from sleep, the trackpad is a little erratic and the hard drive is highlighted? It appears the number 7 is “held down.” I found that if you hold the backspace after sleep for a few seconds, it goes away though. I have tried both stock and power fix but no difference.

    I have also noticed that after kext fix, once the correct resolution was available so no SwitchResX required. On another install, SwitchResX was required.

  315. Tony C says:

    Thank you (Σε ευχαριστώ). I hope to receive mine very soon too from Hong Kong (I guess is the same supplier), so that I can dump the ‘non properly supported’ ralink card.

  316. GeorgeRptzns says:

    @Tony C
    Yes i receive the card after 12 days.
    (I live in Greece)

  317. admin says:

    @Tony C
    switchResX is needed on some models (couldn’t figure out why yet). Seems that 901s are OK and that some 1000H need it (could be that the LCD panel identifies itself differently?).

    WLAN driver is indeed old (if you know of a newer version, please let me know, so that I can put the link up on my blog) and a pain in the ass – get a BCM for 30$. It’s well worth it.

    Good find with the Bluetooth!!!

    The versions of Osx68Tools and KextHelper should be newer that the ones in iDeneb (this might have changed for iDeneb 1.3 – I made the package initially for an older iAtkos distrib)

  318. Tony C says:

    Nice write-up, it really has helped me, thank you.

    Have you already received the card
    “BroadCom BCM94321MC 802.11n 300M Fit Dell Apple NJ449″.
    I’ve also ordered one, just checking delivering times.

    @Tyler & All:
    I can confirm that the switchResX step can be skipped.

    The WLAN driver is indeed rather old. It doesn’t support
    WPA-TKIP/PEAP for University campus.
    Also, to get it to recognize the wlan device (Pci-e – RT2790),
    make sure you disable the’boot booster’ in bios (if you have it).
    It took me quite sometime to figure that out.

    I also got stuck after the step ‘Do you already own a mac?’ .
    I’ve solved it by making sure Bluetooth was enabled in Bios.
    No need to re-boot in single user mode…

    The AzaliaAudio allows you to listen to Youtube movies, without getting
    stuck after a few secs. That’s quite an achievement :-) .

    Let’s hope the ‘ipis-people’ can fix the much needed mic support,
    for skype and others…

    Minor glitch:
    Osx68Tools and KextHelper are already included in iDeneb Apps folder,
    no need to include them in the .zip archive.


  319. cmj says:


    I got this error “FilesSystem Object has an invalid version: 0×0″.

    Any idea what has caused the problem?

    Many Thanks

  320. Robbe says:

    sorry, I noticed you are already linking to the same page about working audio

  321. Robbe says:

    Thanks for the explanation. I will try IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext, as coolbook so far does not work on my installation.

    Two additions I’d like to make:
    - iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 seems to have a bug in the included CarbonLib. If you find an application not to start as expected, try the CarbonLibFix (search on insanelymac). For me, I could not play Ghostrecon, which now works fine.
    - Audio is working. It involves some peek and poke, but is explained thoughtfully on . You need CHUD 4.6.1 from apple, AzaliaAudio.pkg and need to know what the Terminal is.


  322. Tyler Durden says:

    I was about to order one of these Broadcom cards, when a friend asked me if it’ll work with Kismet… Since this is somewhat important I’d like to know if anybody here can confirm this or maybe try it out – please!

    Thank you very much in advance!

  323. admin says:

    Yes, the brightness hack does indeed work, but I don’t like the wakeup/black screen thing. I use Shades (Yes I know that this does only darken the screen and not dim the backlight, but this is sufficient for me)

    As for the kexts in the package.
    Those are mainly from the maceee kexts pack and they just happen to work for me (I did a lot of try and error and sometimes I just don’t exactly understand why some kext works and another doesn’t)

    ACPIBattery.kext — Working battery indicator see 3.4.3
    AppleSMBIOS.kext — Working battery indicator see 3.4.3

    AppleIntelGMA950.kext — Graphics
    AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext — Graphics
    Natit.kext — Graphics

    ClamshellDisplay.kext — Close the Clamshell goes to sleep

    IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext — Ensures that updates don’t break the install – linked to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext(see here : http://board.ihackintosh.net/index.php?showtopic=751)

    IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext — Makes CoolBook app work

  324. Robbe says:

    Great guide, thanks.

    I also have iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 runnning on my eeePC 1000h, but managed to get everything working without your guide. Whould have been easier, though :-)

    One remark: For me, the ipis-osx brightness-control-hack works fine, only problem is that screen stays dark after waking up. Increasing brightness turns on light again. Some people would call this a security-feature.

    One question: Could you please elaborate a tiny bit on your “post install pack” ? What kexts did you include for what reason? What is the advantage of the powermanagement bunde you included? I ask because my autodidactic install might benefit from one or two of your files, but I do not want to replace everything.

    Thanks! Robbe

  325. Tyler Durden says:

    well, after playing around a bit, it works.
    Point is, you have to switch the radio module off and on again in that ralink tool.
    Then it should work…

    Since that Mac driver is a bit older anyway, maybe someone here can post a link to a newer version?!


  326. Tyler Durden says:

    Good job! I just finished my OSX install on the eee 1000H without any problems.

    Is it normal, that I haven’t had to install SwitchResX? After installing your kexts, it booted up with the correct resolution. Also PowerManagement seems to be working without the additional steps described above.

    One big problem however:
    WLAN is not working with the driver you have linked above. After installation and a reboot, the original ralink card is recognized. However, no networks are found!
    Is there an updated driver somewhere? It may take some days until I get hold of a broadcom card…

    Thank you very much in advance!

  327. admin says:

    Search for “BCM94321MC” on ebay and you’ll find a lot of offers (for example here http://cgi.ebay.com/BCM94321MC-270mbps-mini-pci-e-iMac-MacBook-pro-MacMini_W0QQitemZ220301896436QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220301896436&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318)

    The only other solution is to wait that someone takes a shot at the 1000HAs Wireless card and tries to find the kexts that work with it. But that might (or might not) take a lot of time.

  328. Rene says:

    or is there another solution? is there an existing driver for the card my 1000HA has?

  329. Rene says:


    Thanks for the info, do you know the model number of the card I need to replace with? Or better yet, a link to someone I can buy the right one I need?

  330. admin says:

    Have a look here (http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-94017/applehda-kext-progress) for sound progress. It seems that they got some sound from the speakers, but it is not stable yet (as of this writing).

    The driver is for the internal wireless card of the 1000H. As this is not the same as the one in the 1000HA it is normal that it does not show (OSX is not like Windows where you see the unrecognized devices – it just does not see them)

    Thus said, I really appreciate the page hits that this discussion is bringing to my site ;-) but I strongly suggest that we take this discussion over to the forum of http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com.
    Like that all users can benefit from the answers and you’ll more likely to get help with your problems (the guys over there are really knowledgeable)

  331. taka says:

    by da way,
    r there anyway to make sound work?

  332. taka says:

    1000H’s wireless works but 1000HA’s one doesn’t
    so you may want to replace the wireless card.
    In my case, I got dell 1390 which works great

  333. Rene says:

    by the way, the model of the wireless card is Atheros AR5007EG

  334. Rene says:

    SO i got around the lag at the booting screen and did everything, i downloaded the WLAN driver…I think im a bit confused…is the WLAN driver for an external wireless adapter? or for the one built-in the eeePC? because i installed the 10.5 leopard driver, rebooted, and i got into system preferences and into network, and i can’t seem to get it to work, i dont think its even being detected. What should i do? thanks in advance.

  335. Mac Gyver says:


    so it cames from v1 i’ve install v1.1 and it’s ok now.
    hope this will help someone

  336. Rene says:

    also, the link to the WLAN driver doesnt seem to be workimg.

  337. Mac Gyver says:

    hi, first let me say BRAVO !

    i’ve already install ideneb v1 10.5.4 on my 1000H (320go WD/2 go) all works exept lan & audio BUT internal keyboard/trackpad are also not working.
    so i upgraded to 10.5.5 but still can’t get keyboard/trackpad working.
    the only time it as worked was under Darwin before to go in the installer of ideneb .

    any ideas ?

    thanks per advance

  338. Rene says:

    why is it that when i start the system up normally, it stays on the apple logo screen and the time wheel stops spinning and it just stays there. BUT when i start it with -x(safe mode), it goes through perfectly..and suggestions?

  339. Rene says:

    @admin & Joey

    Thanks for the help, I finally got it to work. I really appreciate it.

  340. Joey says:

    btw, going into single user mode worked. make sure you type “reboot” after though.

  341. Joey says:

    I had that same problem with “Do you already own a mac” too. I’ve read that it has to do with not having any network adapters installed or detected… and the stock 1000HA fits that description.

  342. admin says:

    @Rene This is a known issue…

    What yo have to do:
    After reboot press F8 and type -s to go into single user mode.
    Then type:
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    passwd root

    Found here:

  343. Rene says:

    I managed to install leopard, but when I start it up for initial setup, I get through the welcom screen with the country selection, I get though the keyboard selection, I get to the ‘Do you already own a mac?’ page and I chose to not transfer anything and after a short time it just takes me back to the welcome screen, it loops it, what can I do to fix that? Any suggestions would help

  344. cmj says:

    I tried to follow the steps on my 1000H.. but as soon as the installation finished checking the media (or I select to skip), the installation log pops up. I got an error saying the “FileSystem Object has an invalid entry: 0×0″. The only option is to restart

    anyone has something similar or any advise on this.

    Many Thanks.

  345. Rene says:

    I flashed it with the 1000H Bios and it worked flawlessly, thanks for the help guys

  346. Joey says:

    Asus just released a new official bios for 1000H and 1000HA today, version 1206. On their support site they link to the same zip file, so they probably have no plans at all on separate bios branches.

    I also peaked inside the front with a flashlight and saw a connector for a bluetooth module. No soldering needed!!! I think the motherboards might be identical, and “A” just signifies a different wifi/bluetoooth/hdd configuration of the 1000H.

  347. Rene says:


    THANKS A LOT FOR THE INFO! You don’t know how much it helps! I was pretty sure the 1000H BIOS would work I just wanted someone to confirm it.


    Ahh, no worries man ;)

  348. Paul says:

    You should open a Get Satisfaction account. LOL. Read your post with interest, my dear. Great work.

  349. admin says:

    @Joey Thank you very much for this information. I posted it on the ipis-osx wiki as well (http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-98936/anyone-with-1000ha#post-290703).

    Hope you don’t mind.

    @Rene Sorry, I was just proven plain wrong ;-)

  350. Joey says:

    1000HA uses the same bios as 1000H!

    Asus Update reported the stock bios as an 1000H, version 1103.

    The support CD also contains “1000H.rom” which has an identical md5 hash to “1000H-ASUS-1103.ROM” on their support site(under 1000H).

    I flashed the modded bios from osrom.net without any issues.

  351. admin says:

    @Rene Exactly my point. But a different hardware (Wifi card and no Bluetooth) probably needs a specific BIOS, as the bios is responsible for this kind of devices…

    I personally would NOT use another BIOS on my eee. But it’s your call.

  352. Rene says:

    Thanks, for the reply, I was reading on a couple of websites, and it turns out that the only thing that makes my 1000HA different from the 1000H is that that it doesnt have Wireles N or bluetooth.

  353. admin says:

    @Rene: I think it is a safe bet that you’ll have to use the specific BIOS file (due to the difference in hardware).
    Be careful, you might brick your eee PC if you use a wrong BIOS.
    Try to get more help on this thread:

  354. admin says:

    @Rene: I think it is a safe bet that you’ll have to use the specific BIOS file (due to the difference in hardware).
    Be careful, you might brick your eee PC if you use a wrong BIOS.

  355. Rene says:

    I have an Eee PC 1000HA, could i use the 1000H or 1000HD BIOS files? or do i need one specifically for 1000HA?

  356. William says:

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to do this , its very much appreciated .


  357. admin says:

    @George I have the same behavior sometimes it just goes away… Can’t really help you here.

  358. GeorgeRptzns says:

    Everything its OK. My tiny mini Mac its working perfect.
    For sound i have a couple of blue tooth speakers.
    i have a little problem with battery icon (counting)if you can help me with this.
    Thanks again.

  359. admin says:

    @George Yes you can count on me as far as I’ll be able to help. My knowledge with OSX is still somewhat limited ;-)
    For the Ralink card: This is exactly what I did – First I did use the Ralink with the drivers, then got fed-up with it and put in the BroadCom.
    Normally you just pop the card in (I did however uninstall the ralink driver)

  360. GeorgeRptzns says:

    If i install now the WLAN Driver for the original Ralink card can i 2-3 days later to remove it because I’m waiting the “BroadCom BCM94321MC 802.11n 300M Fit Dell Apple NJ449″.

  361. GeorgeRptzns says:

    Thank you very much my friend.I will try it today on my new eee pc 1000H.
    May i count on you for any help?
    Thanks in advanced.

  362. admin says:

    Thank you guys for your nice words ;-)

    I never actually tested it but I’d say that I get around 3-3.5 hours.
    I haven’t tried coolbook (seems that it doesn’t help that much) and speedstep is not working (it’s either sleep OR speedstep)

  363. Chris M says:

    Excellent write up. Will try very soon.. What battery life do you get?

  364. Tim says:

    Just want to thank you. This is the most up-to-date, accurate and clean install guide ive seen to date!


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