I cannot thank you enough for this guide, and associated files. I am typing this from my N5110 Core i7, under OS X 10.6.8, using wireless N USB adaptor.
This guide did not work for me at all, and I have issues with the USB3.0 ports (x2) not waking from sleep. Apart from that, and the lack of (disableable) touchpad support, and a couple of FN Keys mixed up, the computer is running tip-top! Full sleep, including lid-shut, lid-open wake.
Does anyone have a collection of kexts that will work with okTrackpad.PrefPane? It does not seem to function with VoodooPS2Controller/Trackpad.
For some reason there are random kernel panics under 64bit, so I am forcing 32bit at the moment.
Fan seems to be working correctly, and P & C states seem to be functioning properly (if a bit abruptly).
Would I be correct in assuming that HDMI video out is an impossibility under OSX, as it is directly connected to the NVIDIA discrete 525m?
Here is my method if anyone is interested:
Installed OSX 10.6.3 Retail to USB HDD on Dell Inspiron 580.
boot using iiiboot llegacy
Updated using 10.6.7 Combo Update.
reboot using IBL
Installed 10.6.8 Combo Update with Pacifist 2.6.4 demo -- took forever, but worked!
Boot Retail 10.6.3 using IBL on N5110, with USB HDD attached
Restore USB onto freshly formatted HFS+ Extended GUID N5110 HDD.
DO NOT RESTART!!!
Using USB HDD, decompress and copy required dsdt.aml, org.chameleon.Boot.plist, legacy_kernel + all extra kexts etc. using Terminal. Repair permissions using Disk Utility. I used the dsdt for Intel+OtherWiFi.zip, included with 3 others. Pretty sure I got it from here :-)
Restart with IBL off N5110 HDD.
Run ######, and install extra kexts (all with arch=i386).
Edit org.chameleon... with arch=i386, GenerateCStates, GeneratePStates etc.
install latest Chimera.
This laptop is UberAwesome now -- only a couple of tweaks, and it will be perfect!
PS. You MUST use a MacBookPro 8,1 smbios if you have an unsupported NVIDIA card + Intel HD Graphics. 8,2 and 8,3 are both AMD Radeon!!!