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Dell 15R N5110 | Mac OS X Lion


Part I - Introduction

Config:
Intel Core i7 2630QM 2000Mhz
4096Mb DDR3 1333Mhz
640 Gb (5400 rpm), SATA
DVD-Super Multi Double Layer
15,6 ” LED 1366x768
NVIDIA GeForce GT525 1024Mb

What works:
  • Proper detection of processor and memory
  • Intel HD Graphics with native resolution and QE/CI
  • IDT Audio with all in(out)puts
  • WiFi (Atheros only)
  • USB 2.0 / 3.0
  • Keyboard and touchpad (no 2-finger)

Things to test:
  • WiFi in both g and n with all security possible
Please send feedback if tested.

Part II - Installation

To install Lion I use two USB sticks - 8Gb and 2Gb. After install I clean 8Gb and left 2Gb for boot.

For the first time, you need to have USB stick, with Lion GM on it. Also place kernel and dsdt.aml in root directory.
Follow one of the guides on forum to do this. I recommend this one

On second USB stick you need to have:
  • Chameleon 2 RC5
  • boot.plist and smbios.plist from MacBook Pro 8,3
  • Kexts: FakeSMC, NullCPUPM, USB 3.0, PS2
This is all you need to install.

Part III - DSDT

A great man with name MaLd0n edited DSDT for us here:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=262128
As soon as I test it I will post feedback and reupload it here.

Part IV - Getting things work

WiFi
There is two models of our notebook with different WiFi cards. One is Atheros and another is Intel. Check if yours is Atheros in Windows. Atheros works fine with Apple driver. Intel is not. I suggest you to replace it.
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Audio
All of 15R have an IDT audio codec. It has no support from Apple. But, everything works fine with VoodooHDA and sound is pretty nice. This driver brings things like: auto output change, volume control, microphone working.
/ instructions to be here /
But, some people with HP notebooks report that they have IDT sound work without voodoo. Post information you have.

I reserved this page for lion guide and will complete it in next few days, please be patient!


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Edited with install method. Will upload dmg in 2 hours as soon as I test.

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WOW, cool tips, nice sharing. Have read many news and tips about the Lion from iFunia news blog, but I don't update to it yet, thank you for the good experience!

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did you fix the sleep because it doesn't work with me , and when i install the vodoohda package , it brings a kernel panic , can you please help me with this , i would be really appreciated .

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Guide freeze for few days. Need to find out how to boot without NullCPUPM - I got a KP.

EDIT:
Guide is complete. Will test it today and post it.

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guide is here
http://taravkov.blog...-15r-n5110.html

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Thanks! I hope to turn my Dell in a Hackintosh when it arrives.

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how did you do with the intel hd graphics? i have a nvidia gt520m and the intel 3000hd and can't get the intel one to work

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how did you do with the intel hd graphics? i have a nvidia gt520m and the intel 3000hd and can't get the intel one to work


Does your Nvidia work? Or don't get anything on the screen at all?

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guys.. need a real simple guide to install.. em a new user here :wacko:((( please help!!1

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How did u get your HD 3000 working with QE/CI on your internal screen?! In Tonymacs forum guys get crazy because they get Inte Graphics HD 3000 working but it messes up the screen, all in rainbow colours, far to wide so u cant see whole desktop etc.

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Would this work for Dell 15r N5010?
its an i5 not an i7
do i still use macbook pro 8,3 or do i use 8,1?
or what do i use in order to get mine to work
cheers thanks

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I have a Dell N4110 SB i5.

But the catch is;

My Wifi is Intel & the additional GPU is AMD HD6630
Will it work?

I' quite new to OSX so I tried it out on VMware just to learn the process.

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Dell 15R N5110 | Mac OS X Lion

Part I - Introduction
Config:
Intel Core i7 2630QM 2000Mhz
4096Mb DDR3 1333Mhz
640 Gb (5400 rpm), SATA
DVD-Super Multi Double Layer
15,6 ” LED 1366x768
NVIDIA GeForce GT525 1024Mb


Cannot find this laptop in the US with i7 Core CPU nor with Atheros WiFi card. i5 and Centrino only. Would you please advise where you had purchased? Online vendor?

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Thank you so much for the guide , but is there any luck for the nvidia 525m card ? and do you get HDMI output by the intel 3000 card only ?

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Hey everyone,

I am facing a very critical issue. everything was working fine until i have upgraded the bios of my dell to A08. Now whenever I boot OSX Lion, after showing the login screen it just shuts off the display due to 'X' mark on battery icon. To explain it further OSX is unable to detect the battery anymore.

Please help me to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Any help on above mentinoed issue would be really appreciated.

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Any help on above mentinoed issue would be really appreciated.


I have the same problem after install the A8 bios. I think this create a problem in dsdt file. So i delete this file and now its work again. Tell me if work to you.

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I have the same problem after install the A8 bios. I think this create a problem in dsdt file. So i delete this file and now its work again. Tell me if work to you.


Thank you Sooooooooooooooo much. Your tip really worked and now i am finally able to boot in OSX lion again.

Any suggestion to make RTL-8167 to make workable? as it's not working on my system.

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Try put this kexts in S/L/E
Repair permissions an reboot

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