iconspedia,comStaying up to date has always been part of this game we call technology. Somebody releases something new and we just find ourselves itching to be able to see that ".x" displayed when we look at detailed information on an a piece of software.
It's a perpetual chase that proves to be problematic already in normal circumstances.
Same holds true and even more complex in out of the normal circumstances like ours - hackintoshes.
Ok, so much for waxing poetic and straight on to the point: 10.6.3 on the HP Mini 311 is not quite there yet. True, it can be installed and non of the main functionalities are broken - we still have Quartz Extreme, audio, ethernet, bluetooth, etc. It's quite a perfect Mini MacBook Pro 5,1 (that's what I prefer to disguise my HP Mini 311-1002TU as nowadays).
Until you put the machine to sleep.
On my current setup with Snow Leo 10.6.3 and with this config (Vanilla AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement):
No matter whether it's verbose or non verbose boot mode; or hibernatemode 0 or 3, I've kernel panics creeping up on me once I wake the system up. The KP's are cause by PS2 controllers which I could easily dismiss as "just as expected" since the Mini 311's ApplePS2 kexts are buggy causing kernel_task bloats. However, there's something else that renders the situation a little too disturbing to be chalked up to "hey, it's a hackintosh, what did you expect?" argument.
The webcam does NOT work in non verbose after wake from sleep.
Does it work in verbose mode? Yes, webcam works after wake from sleep if one boots verbose mode.
But then, looking at console messages to observe wake from sleep patterns (for both verbose and non-verbose boot) under 10.6.3 and comparing them to those of under 10.6.2 have revealed an ugly side to 10.6.3:
USB management is crippled.
Observe "USB (OHCI)" from 10.6.2 that does not appear in 10.6.3 and HP webcam-50 being disconnected in 0.6.3 which does not happen in 10.6.2.