HCL 10.4.4/Portables

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macOS 10.4.4
Hardware Compatibility

This is a hardware compatibility list for portable computers. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying a portable computer. Don't forget to add how you got OSx86 running on your portable x86 computer, and to use proper English. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCL 10.4.4 page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility. If your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor. Kernels are available for most configured machines

  • ONLY add hardware that you have TESTED. Don't add hardware just because you think it might work.
  • Please add hardware into tables.
  • This is for 10.4.4 builds only.

Please list your computers in alphabetical order by manufacturer (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc)

For how to edit the Wiki, please see this thread. Thank you!

Note: Please add whether your device supports QE, Quartz Extreme, graphics. Try playing a movie with Quicktime Player.
Note: Emulated installations do not belong on this HCL

See the x86 software page for programs you can run without Rosetta.


[edit] Dell XPS M140

Centrino 1.86ghz Pentium M Dothan, 1gb ddr2, Intel GMA 900, 60gb 7200rpm Hitachi travelstar -Working: Graphics full support 1280x800 native resolution QE/CI supported and running, broadcom based 10/100 ethernet. -Not Working: audio, integrated intel 2915 wifi -Installed from 10.4.3 marklar dvd to 10.4.4 and now to 10.4.5

[edit] Acer Aspire 1694

Centrino 2.0Ghz with SSE2, 1024 DDR2 Ram,ATI x700 Mobility 256MB Working: Sound (needs AC97 kext from 10.4.3), Firewire, LAN (edited Broadcom drivers from forum), usb,most hotkeys Not working: x700 (max. resolutions is 1024x786, no QE/CI),wlan,cardreader, modem, batterie status,speedstepping...

[edit] Acer Aspire 5102

Turion x2 TL-50 with SSE2, 512 DDR2, ATI Mobility x200M Working:

  • USB
  • wifi

Not sure working:

  • Camera
  • Graphic card - listed as a generic PCI device
  • battery

NOT working:

  • PATA hard disk
  • dvd-rom
  • audio
  • lan
  • modem
  • ENE card reader

Not worth even trying to install

[edit] Acer Travelmate 250

P4 2.6ghz without SSE3, 855MG

Installation Method:

used 10.4.4 "Generic Install Disk" without installing 10.4.5 patch


  • Video works with Quartz Extreme
  • LAN works fine (how can u put this working?)
  • Sound works now (did not work in 10.4.1)
  • Brightness control keys work.

Not Working:

  • Wireless does not work at all
  • Battery Information does not work whereas it did work in 10.4.1

[edit] Acer Travelmate 3201xci

Centrino 1.5 GHz

Installation Method:

used 10.4.4 "Generic Install Disk" without installing 10.4.5 patch


  • Video works with Quartz Extreme
  • LAN works fine (Needs kext patch)
  • Sound works fine
  • Brightness control keys work.
  • 3 in 1 card reader work.

Not Working:

  • Wireless does not work at all
  • trackpad not works.
  • Battery Information does not work whereas it did work in 10.4.4
  • Can not wake up from sleep

[edit] Asus A6770 KLHa

Turion 64 MT-32 (1.8 GHz, SSE3, NX, PAE), 1024MB Ram (512MB Base), NVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache 128 MB, Audio SiS7012 on-board ac97 codec (not working), WiFi (not working).

Firewire, trackpad, USB and Ethernet Works, I havn't test kext for graphic of macvidia.

[edit] Asus Z71A

PM 1.6 OC to 2.13 GHz (SSE2, NO-NX), 512 DDR333, Intel 915GM, I installed from 10.4.3. I need a dummy s-video adapter to get QE & CI. I don't know if the modem works. Ethernet, sound, firewire, usb, trackpad works. Needs kext from 10.4.3 for ethernet. Needs a few Darwin kext (like AC97 and PS2). Also works with 10.4.5.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 5150

Pentium 4, 3Ghz with SSE2, 1024 RAM, Dell 1350 Wireless, 60Gb hardrive. Installed from 10.4.4 d*m*n*i*d dvd install disk, did upgrade of my 10.4.1 partition from inside vmware. Got native boot working after removing boot.efi in /usr/standalone/i386 and copying over the files from the 10.4.4 dvd /usr/standalone/i386 boot files, then did several "bless ..." commands as described in the forum "READ booting after fresh install". Built-in ethernet working by install IONetworking.kext from 10.4.3, wireless is working after editing as described for broadcom chipset in forum. Camino works great with working flash at 1280x1024, thanks to all!

User 2:

Same as described above, but i didn't need the ionetworking.kext, it worked already. Wireless i have no fucking idea how this guy did it. For me, wireless is still a problem on my dell wireless 1350.

User 3:

Installed osx86 from scratch on a clean drive and it worked fine. Had to enable the intel drivers for the correct cpu which in my system was sse2. Wireless works out of the box with the wireless extension in the custom options during install.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 6000

1.6 m 2 megs l2 cache 512 cdrw/dvd rom intel 900gma got native dual boot xp osx 10.4.4 with video dongle i made out of a old vga cord and putting 1 and 6 and 2 and 12 and put that on the ext vga connection works all the time fast also used networking .kext from 10.4.3 no wireless has 2200b/g intel display 1280x800x32 need to get battery meters working and powe mangement but it works and boots

I followed the Dongle above and it works. Made the little Dongle out of the small 0.7mm? paper clips, cut short the paper clips and taped over the VGA 15pin D-Sub and works good. Nothing sticking out.

1.6 Pentium M 1GB DVDR/RW X300 128MB

  • BroadComm 440x Ethernet Card wasn't detected on boot, had to copy over Apple440x.kext from IONetworking.kext in 10.4.3 into the IONetworking.kext in 10.4.4
  • X300 works with full 3D support after installing kvorg's Ati Patch, Max res possible is 1280x1024 (on 1680x1050 screen)
  • Screen Saver Stalls when on for too long
  • Intel wireless card doesn't work
  • When screen is close, ethernet card stalls and has to have its ip changed
  • Screen doesn't shut down when screen closed

1.6GHz Pentium M 512MB DDR RAM ATI x300 1238Mb Graphics Standard Built-In Wireless Internet Dual Booting with WinXP using CHAIN0 Method in WinXP bootloader

I installed Callisto b3 to get the resolution up to the native 1280x800. Then I applied koverg's patch for Quartz/Core and edited the ATI framebuffer to use Callisto b3. I now have full 3D support with mltiple resolutions. The Audio worked fine out of the box, in stereo. I have not checked line in or the ability to record with a microphone. Built-in ethernet works, the wireless does not work. CD Burner works as does the keyboard/touchpad. So really all is needed are Wireless drivers and it will be good to go. My only unfixable quirk is that the mouse has artifacting, but with Mousepose or Mouse locator, it flickers like crazy and doesn't work well with Pararallels. Speed is excellent and it runs very smooth.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 6400

10.4.4 Native Installation -- deactivated multicore in BIOS first. Used Disk Utility partition HD and set up 1st partition as OSX. (Will put something else on the other one, not sure yet). Ethernet works, Wireless Dell 1390 is recognized as Airport Express automatically (full WEP/WPA support)! GMA950 is at full 1280x800 resolution, Full QE/CI support too. NEC DVD+/-RW drive is fully recognized and supports burning as it should.

System runs amazing! Still working on getting Sigmatel HD Audio to work.. :( USB sound is looking like my only viable option at this point. If multicore is activated, system behaves "weird" -- dock jumps sporadically, mouse tearing, progress bars act erratic, etc. Going back to single core seems to improve all that. Just wish I could run dual core in osx86... :D

[edit] Dell Inspiron 600m

10.4.4 Native Installation, did not use 10.4.5 option(10.4.5 intel_amd dvd). Installed to Usb hardrive (I use bios boot option to select usb drive as boot device). Audio works, Ethernet (does not...yet). Wireless doesn't work. LCD works with 1024x768 (my native res, however). No QE and CI support. testing still... Hardware:

  • Pentium M 1.6 (725?)(Dothan 400mhz bus)
  • 384 mb ram
  • broadcom gigabit ethernet
  • ati radeon 9000 mobility

[edit] Dell Inspiron 630m (same as XPS 140)

Pentium M 1.73 Dothan with sse2, 512 DDR2 RAM, Intel GMA 900, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200BG Wireless Took a couple trys but finally installed with 10.4.4 dvd prepatched dvd. You have to attach an external monitor for dvd or else it will just hang at the blue screen. Full 1280x800 resolution with QE and CI. Had to make jumpers from pins 1 to 6 and from 2 to 12 on the VGA input. Boot with external monitor connected, then disconnect and attach jumpers. Leave the jumpers in (I used electrical tape) so you won't have the Blue Screen problem. Wireless doesn't work, ethernet should be working but isn't, although i haven't tried to fix it yet.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 700M

Centrino 2.0GHz with SSE2, 1024 DDR, Intel 855GME, Intel PRO/Wireless 2915 Internal Wireless. Resolution is stuck at 1024x768, but there are apparently patches on the forum. USB and Firewire works fine as well as an external USB bluetooth device (although iSync wouldn't see my v710 and v550). I haven't tried my modem yet, but the system profiler recognized it. Ethernet was originally working, but as of a couple days ago, it couldn't get an IP from DHCP. The wireless chipset isn't recognized so it obviously doesn't work.

You need to get ahold of Dell Wireless 1350 to make it work.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 9100

Intel 3.2 SSE3 Processor (OEM) ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, 60gb HDD, Dell 1350 Integrated Wireless

Installed from 10.4.4/10.4.5 install DVD. This is installed along with XP. The IO80211Family.kext makes the internal wireless work, but for some reason the version of this installed with DVD does not work immediately. The final version of the Power Management Bundle makes the battery monitor work (http://forum.osx86project.org/lofiversion/index.php/t14912.html). Belkin bluetooth usb adapter works automatically. Still has cursor artifacts, and it won't go to sleep. Both are because of the Radeon card. DVDs do not play yet either. Sound stops crackling when Hyperthreading is turned off through BIOS.

[edit] Sony Vaio VGN-FE590

Intel Core Duo 1.86 GHz 1GB RAM, installed with pre-patched DVD image.

Intel PRO/100 VE network card works perfectly by adding device ID to IONetworkingFamily.kext/AppleIntel8225x.kext

nVidia GeForce Go 7400 works at 1280x800 with MacVidia Beta 1 Build 5 driver, but only in safe mode. Lower builds work in normal mode, but not consistently. Beta 2 doesn't work at all. Booting with '-x "Graphics Mode"=118' works every time.

Battery indicator works with patched PowerManagement.bundle (found in forum). Track pad also works.

OS freezes when lid is shut, presumably because it's trying to go into stand-by.

Wireless card, function keys, and sound do not work. I heard the SigmaTel sound cards can work, but haven't had any luck so far.

[edit] Sony Vaio VGN-FS51B

Intel Pentium M 740 1.73 Ghz SSE2 1G MB DDR with Intel 915GM Express VGA

Work perfect: VGA 1280x800 (with a dummy extern VGA terminal), sound output, wire LAN, DVD/CD burning, touchpad, USB.

Not work: Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG, function key, Battery indicator, sound input.

The Function keys doesnt seems to work.

[edit] Sony Vaio VGN-FS760/W

Works/installs native using prepatched 10.4.4 disc. Intel Pentium M 750 1.86 MHz, Dothan, 512 Mb DDR2-4300, Intel i915PM/GM, PCI-express, NVidia GeForce Go 6400, DVD-RW. Overall speed is excellent, installed in < 1 hour.

Working: DVD-Burner: works without patch Can run at native resolution on native screen using Macvidia Drivers but no QE/IC can run at native resolution with QE/IC but external screen only (use Titan) Intel PRO/100 VE Ethernet - Works! (check 3rd party drivers) Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - Works! but only on unsecured networks (check 3rd party Drivers)

Not working: Audio (ALC 260 - no support at all)

[edit] Toshiba Satellite M45-S355

Intel Pentium M 1.86 gHz SSE2 1G DDR with Intel 915 Express

      • Had to install on a separate notebook (Dell Inspiron 6000) and swap the hard drive back in because I would get a "Missing com.apple.boot.plist" error when trying to boot from install DVD. Installing from VMWare--> Native gave me a PCIFamily.kext error on boot, as did anything later than 10.4.4. If you are installing to this type of notebook, DO NOT INSTALL THE 10.4.5/6/7 UPDATES!!! KEEP AT VERSION 10.4.4!!!

I have not yet tried installing via VMWare-->Native without updating to 10.4.7; VMWare-->Native MIGHT work if you leave it at 10.4.4. Either way, I would suggest designating at least 10GB of space for your OSX86 installation.

Works: All USB 2.0, Built-in Ethernet (Yukon 88e8036-- modified AppleYukon.plist, Sound, Quartz Extreme, Core Graphics, native resolution at 1280x800 BUT must use external monitor or 2-wire trick or dongle to start up (do a Google search for the 2-wire trick, and it will fix your problem; I used a twisty-tie!), Firewire, trackpad, battery meter(using patch, and I apologize but I do not remember where I got it... the battery meter works now, but the power consumption when using battery power is still very high).

Doesn't work: Built-in Wireless (Intel 2200BG), built-in media card reader, Sleep function (I think this is addressed in 10.4.7 Jas update, but as mentioned earlier, DO NOT UPDATE PAST 10.4.4!!!).

Not tested yet: PCMCIA but I don't think it works because System Profiler is showing me No Information Available

[edit] Toshiba Satellite M45-S269

Intel Pentium M 1.7 with video Intel 915GM

I installed it on VMWare first than copied(through dd) to a primary partition. At first it was hanging on a blue screen, then I applied the 2 wire trick and it worked fine.

Not Tested Yet: Still not configured the network devices, but I'm pretty sure that WiFi won't function.

[edit] Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100

Intel Pentium M 1.6 with video Geforce Go 420 32M, 512 Ram, 40 HD.

All is working fine except sd card reader and battery. As WIFI I use a USB EDIMAX EW7318UG working with Ralink Drivers. I installed too the macvidia driver successfully.

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