Supported Os X Distributions

iDeneb v1.0 10.5.4

This is the distribution endorsed by for the Asus Eee PC. It is confirmed working together with the guide and patches found there.

iDeneb v1.1 10.5.4

Some of us upgraded to iDeneb v1.1 10.5.4. I have seen no problems with doing so, and would recommend it, as the changelog states that several bugs with iDeneb v1.0 were fixed here, including the CarbonLib problem that some were saying affected Office installs and other software.

One problem though is that the ApplePS2Controller fix seems to have disappeared from the iDeneb v1.1 installation choices. You can get it from the iDeneb v1.0 disc, among other places, using instructions here.

Apple 10.5.5 Official Update on iDeneb

I tried this today and have spent the last few hours repairing my installation as a result. Unless you are particularly brave, you should NOT do what I did, and it is probably best to wait for the folks making the iDeneb distro to release a modified update.

After repairing the damage, my installation is running 10.5.5 right now and I have not seen any problems with it so far. The problem with the update is that it installs a new kext called AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, which does not recognize the Atom CPU in our Eee PC's, and causes an instant kernel panic crash the second it is installed. I had to mount my harddisk in another operating system to remove the offending file, as even attempts to boot into single user safe mode were met with an instant crash.

The other problem is that 10.5.5 touts "graphics improvements" and installs a new set of IntelGMA950 kexts. I had to reinstall AppleIntelGMA950.kext and AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext from the guide patch set in order to restore my screen and hardware acceleration. This is a less than perfect solution, however, and perhaps the new versions will soon be patched to support the display of the Eee PC.

Since installing the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kext is absolutely fatal for the system, I worked around it using Pacifist to hand install the 10.5.5 update without the offending kexts. So far, my system is running fine with 10.5.5.

edit: I guess I should have visited InsanelyMac before jumping head first into the update. I didn't know the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement issue was well known and has an established workaround.


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Apple 10.5.5 update on MSIWindOSX86

I just read a post on the MSI Wind forums citing that the 10.5.5 update installs without the crash using this distro, but the screen resolution is affected as it was with me.


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