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Thumbs up Mini 1011 (Mini 10v) and OS X - Info - UPDATED for AUDIO!!!! - 05-29-2009, 03:21 PM

Okay, got my 10v, and here's what I've stumbled across so far to this point:

- OS X installs just fine.
- Text for the wizards (and consequently the buttons) get chopped off a little, but are still very usable.
- The initial conifguration wizard the first time you boot into OS X does not work. It doesn't like the screen resolution.
- I tried using DellEFI 1.2a5, had limited success (as in, it installs, but hangs on boot...just my experience though)
- I tried DellEFI 1.1, and it works well.
- Bluetooth was recognized right away.
- Wifi isn't completely detected right away. Believe this is due to OS X not running the initial configuration wizard. The way I have fixed has been to remove the Ethernet that appears to be Wifi, then readd it as Airport. I'd done this at least twice now without issue.
- The wifi card I am using is the 1510 (802.11g/n).
- Running 10.5.7. I did incremental (software update) vs combo update, followed the methodology from the 10.5.7 thread, no issues there either.
- Sound doesn't work out of box. See below for fix. Note that there are two issues: mic doesn't work and after sleep audio crackles.


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USB BIOS Legacy Support needs to be disabled (just as it does for the Mini 9) for sleep to work correctly when the lid is closed.

Update: This fix ( http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...html#post57551 ) for reboot after sleep also applies with the Mini 10. As I have no Bluetooth, I enabled USB BIOS Legacy Support and disabled Bluetooth in the BIOS and reboot after sleep now works correctly.

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1) Go download Kext Helper b7 from http://cheetha.net.. You'll need it to make life easier.
2) Goto this link: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...ing-audio.html
3) Launch Kext Helper b7, and then drag and drop the kext you just nabbed the Kext Helper b7 app. Easy Install, reboot, and you should be good.

I don't take any credit for the above fix, other than by doing some searching via Google, and for the most recent stuff, the rocking work of lnxneo (sorry if I misspelled the name).
A couple of useful links, also useful for the Mini 9.

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...tooth+terminal <--- First post is what you want.
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...installer.html <--- Touchpad drivers installer/uninstaller

I personally do not use the touchpad drivers, but I do use the Bluetooth hack to turn it on/off. There have been reports of issues as well with some of the touchpad drivers and extreme jumpiness.

If I've missed anything, please let me know!


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Default 05-29-2009, 03:34 PM

Bravo! Waiting for feedback to pour in, so I can bite the bullet on the 10v! Thanks for the update bro.
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Default 05-29-2009, 03:36 PM

I'll definitely have more once I finish getting Windows 7 on. Working on that now. Then I'll be back into OS X bigtime.


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Default 05-29-2009, 03:56 PM

why bother with Windows 7 Its bound to work right? lol.. cant wait to get confirmation that OSX works great on the 10v.

p.s: Dell has a promo on the mini 10v today. You can get it for like $230.
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Default 05-29-2009, 04:27 PM

Thanks Anguish for the super quick hands-on report!
Hope that 10v is fully compatible with OSX (as is Mini 9).

By the way, how's the 120GB harddrive compared with 32GB SSD on your 9?


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Default 05-29-2009, 04:28 PM

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p.s: Dell has a promo on the mini 10v today. You can get it for like $230.
Do you have a link to that promo ? I can't find it.


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Default 05-29-2009, 04:38 PM

Honestly, it's a little slower, or at least seems that way. Still not ridiculously slow though.


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Default 05-29-2009, 04:46 PM

Did you use the DellEFIBootMaker 0.3.2 process for installation of OSX ?


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Default 05-29-2009, 04:50 PM

Yep. I do my installs via USB key, so I think that was the one I used.


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Default 05-29-2009, 04:57 PM

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Honestly, it's a little slower, or at least seems that way. Still not ridiculously slow though.
Thanks for the info. A 120GB HDD seems to be more than enough for OSX and W7 plus some day-to-day apps (given that my 32GB runcore is already large enough to hold all the essential stuffs).

The next questions would be the heat and noise issues. I am sure when you play with it for a bit longer you'd give us an update! XDD


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