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Dyckyj i can't thank you enough for your help i hope this will make it work


I uploaded the contents of my USB drive. Hope it helps! I managed to get the ethernet working with the realtekr1000.kext. I'll be doing a full guide on how to get Lion on to these laptops once I get it installed.

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I uploaded the contents of my USB drive. Hope it helps! I managed to get the ethernet working with the realtekr1000.kext. I'll be doing a full guide on how to get Lion on to these laptops once I get it installed.


Thank you, thank you, thank you... it worked and everything is fine, except the trackpad :) i'm waiting for your lion guide :)

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I'm at a loss here, does the 15r come with both the Intel HD3000 and the Nvidia?


The HD graphics is part of your processor (core i3 has HD2000 and i5 or i7 has HD3000)... You'll only get an Nvidia chip in addition or an ATI chip

Didn't someone said there will be a full guide here somewhere?

I am running Lion GM on my Dell N5110 and currently only few things are not working.

1. The nVidia GT 525M GraphicsCard - Don't know if it will ever be supported.
2. The Wireless - easily fixed by getting an external USB wireless from Edimax.
3. My Touchpad Mouse. - This is a strange one because I had it working on Lion DP3, but since I installed GM I am not able to get it working.


Did someone manage to find a fix for either of these issues? I would like to have at least my mouse working.

Would be greatly appreciated.


Hi,

I'm shooting in the dark here but could you please try this- install nvenabler and edit the .kext to include the id of the 525m?

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The HD graphics is part of your processor (core i3 has HD2000 and i5 or i7 has HD3000)... You'll only get an Nvidia chip in addition or an ATI chip


It seems that core i3 is also equipped with HD 3000: http://ark.intel.com/products/52220

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help please make to work Atheos AR9285 (168c,2b)
I have Dell inspiron N5110 i3 2310M + IntelHD3000 + 8Gb Ram

Sorry for my english

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Since the download link for the Macbook Pros 8.3 smbios is down, can somebody please share theirs? or post a link to it? Thanks in advance.

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Since the download link for the Macbook Pros 8.3 smbios is down, can somebody please share theirs? or post a link to it? Thanks in advance.


you could use smbios 8.1 instead

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the 10.6.8 combo update gives me a kernel panic ( "press the power button...") during the install.

I have followed the guide perfectly up to that point, but am unable to get past it. After the turn off the laptop i cant get back into osx without a reinstall. Using the ##### cd and a variety of kernel flags, about 10 lines of text pops up and the system restarts it self, not matter what i do.

i did run the sandybridge updater before running the update.

ideas?

thank you.

edit: after a dozen installs i figured out i can update until 10.6.6. After that the lion installer partion wont boot. when sslected it just restarts the computer.

on a maybe related topic. I can not get the system to boot off of the hard drive. only through the ##### disc. I get a "boot0: test.......boot: error" i have tried all of the partitions.

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the 10.6.8 combo update gives me a kernel panic ( "press the power button...") during the install.


You need to use UpdateHelper when upgrading to 10.6.8 with a SandyBridge motherboard.

Install OSX
Run UpdateHelper.. Reboot
Run 10.6.8 Update
Install kexts/##### stuff

You can obtain the UpdateHelper from TonyMac's website
http://www.tonymacx8...forum.php?f=125

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You need to use UpdateHelper when upgrading to 10.6.8 with a SandyBridge motherboard.

Install OSX
Run UpdateHelper.. Reboot
Run 10.6.8 Update
Install kexts/##### stuff

You can obtain the UpdateHelper from TonyMac's website
http://www.tonymacx8...forum.php?f=125


as i stated i did run the UpdateHelper.

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This link is broken in the OP: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=235523. What was the gist of it? ##### install or DSDT?

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androdev, you are superb!

It appears that the three 'untested' items all work perfectly with the correct kexts and .plist edits (available on osx86.net)

I was interested to see that Centrino Wireless-n 1000 & 1030 are both working under Linux, with non-free firmwares available (and auto-loaded).

Check my post here -> http://www.tonymacx8...t=52983&start=0

thanks for the great guide. My Core i7 N5110 arrives in 8 days... can't...wait...that...long... :-)

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I can install 10.6.3, and using "######", I can boot 10.6.3, but I cannot find a working bootloader. 10.6.8 Combo Update fails instantly when I press install button, with an unknown error (after using Update Helper and rebooting). "######" has errors regarding versions of IOPCIxxxx already loaded version 2.6.5.

I must assume everyone is using the stock kernel, as there has been no talk of a legacy kernel anywhere?

I probably need a guide on editing the EFI partition, as I have no Extra folder!

Any help appreciated

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I do not get the IOPCIFamily errors with ###### Legacy (unsure of which version) -- this may work better for me -- testing install to USB now!

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Copy this to the boot.plist

<key>device-properties</key>
<string>600000000100000001000000540000000100000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04001e00
00004100410050004c002c006f0073002d0069006e0066006f0000001800000030490111111108000001f01f01000000
10070000</string>


Does this mean that with this string the NVidia card (GT 525M) would be recognized and initialized instead of Intel 3000 Graphics? If so, that's a major advantage of 10.6.8 over 10.7.x since as of now there is no solution to get GT 525M to work on Lion. Please clarify!!! Thanks in advance!

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Hi all.

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.

DONE!!

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!!!

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Hello Please Reply

Can some one explain how to do step 5 and how to copy the boot list text thing.. im a noob :( at apple stuff

EDIT:

Also if you cant tell me how to install the 10.6.8 combo update please

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I truly appreciate all the posts above me, however...

Can someone please post a full and new/updated post on actually getting SL installed? And I mean an updated one that includes all the revised kext files, downloads, etc. I really like the first post in this thread, something similar to that or even better, a video showing us how to do it!

A video would be great, but a new and revised updated post will suffice as well!

Thanks,
John Locke





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