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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/9] AppleSMC device

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/9] AppleSMC device
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:53:05 +0100

On Feb 25, 2008, at 6:57 AM, Rob Landley wrote:

On Tuesday 08 January 2008 09:22:49 Alexander Graf wrote:
Apples hardware dongle sits withing the fan control. To get Mac OS X up
and running, this control device needs to be emulated and given the
correct dongle key. This key has to be given via the command line.

How is the key obtained? I have access to a couple of macintoshes, but I
don't know what code to run on them to snapshot the key?

You need to read the keys OSK0 and OSK1 from your own SMC device using the applesmc driver on Linux. You can find a piece of code that does this on OSX on Amit Singh's website.

If you are on Linux, I wrote a script that does this for you: 

Remember that you have to be on an Intel Mac, as the PPC Macs lack this chip.


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