Will the Magic Trackpad work on a PowerMac G5 on Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dustinschings, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. dustinschings macrumors 6502

    dustinschings

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    I have a Early 2005 Dual 2GHz CPU model, maxed RAM to 4GB, upgraded to an SSD and a 500GB HDD, and just installed my new GeForce 6800 ULTRA 256MB model. I was looking to get the Bluetooth card to install so I can put my Apple bluetooth keyboard and Magic Trackpad to use. Will both of those work on this machine?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes. You just don't get all the features. Just the basic functionality.
     
  3. dustinschings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! I know I need the antenna that plugs into the back, but what exact model BT card do I need? There seem to be several ones. I have an Early 2005 model with dual 2.0GHz G5s.
     
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    I wonder why there is no custom kext for that :confused: the hackintosh community has kexts for nearly everything but the magic trackpad
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm not sure what part that is.

    But if it proves difficult to find, Belkin makes a couple models of USB BT adapters. They are excellent and gave my old Quicksilver Bluetooth capability,

    In fact, I am still using the adapter with my G5 Quad as there seems to be some sort of interference that makes the stock BT lad a bit.
     
  6. dustinschings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I remember seeing a ~$11 (on sale I believe) Wifi/BT adapter on here but I cannot seem to find it again.
     

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