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!! ONLY "Asus G73JH-B1" ONLY!!
This post is a work in progress and will be edited.

Asus G73JH-B1

Processor: Intel Core i7-740qm, 1.73-2.93GHz
.Bios 213 2011.02.24

Chipset: HM55
.

Video Card: AMD Radeon 5870 mobility 1Gb
. ID#PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A0&SUBSYS_1C021043&REV_00

Monitor:
. ID#MONITOR\AUO109D

BlueTooth : Azurewave Model ?
.

Ethernet: Atheros AR8131
. ID#PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1063&SUBSYS_18201043&REV_C0

WiFi: Atheros Azurwave AR9285
. ID#PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B&REV_1

Optical Disk : LG Blue Ray Combo
. Model: hl-dt-st bddvdrw ct21n

TouchPad: Synaptics
. ID#ACPI\SYN0A06

WebCam: Chicony
. ID#USB\VID_04F2&PID_B106&REV_8915&MI_00

Audio: Realtek HD Audio ACL 269
. ID#HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_10431373&REV_1000
. KEXT: VoodooHDA.kext -> Version 2.7.2 @ 436kb dated 7/31/11 2:15

Audio: ATI HDMI
. ID#HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002

Memory Card Reader: Alcor AU6433
. ID#
. KEXT: Default Mass Storage Class driver from OS X


BOOTLOAER:
boot file From Chimera 1.4.1

Boot errors:
-memory allocation error! Addr=0xdeadbeef, size=0x0, File=hfs.c, Line=732
*Happens when you have more then 4 gb of memory installed and booting with an external USB hd attached.
*Solution: Unplug all external USB HD's

-Header read size 200 - Incorrect image signature
* delete /var/vm/sleepimage
* pmset -a hibernatemode 0

SMBOIS:
*MacBookPro,6.1

WORKING:
-SpeedStep: Works Out-Of-Box

-Ethernet

-USB 2.0 EHCI:
Works flawlessly when using NullCPUPowerManagement.Kext but CPU are running at max speed. Idle temps are ~65c
Have not tired the Chameleon usb fix option.


-USB2.0 WebCam
*Under good lighting conditions there is no lag. Only under low light lag is visible. Photobooth lowers the frame rate for better image capture under low light conditions hence the lag.

-Memory: all 8 gb are seen.
*If using 4 gb, as with installing 10.6 or 10.7, with 2gb in Bank 0 and 2 gb Bank 2, only the 2 gb in Bank 0 will be seen.
*In 10.6.X all 4 gb's are seen.

-Audio works in 2.1 ,two speakers one Sub
*New MacBookPro8,2 MacBookPro8,3 have 2.1 audio built in. I wonder if fixing the DSDT would void the need of VoodoHDA.kext

-Memory Card reader

-"FN" key - ATKACPI
+F5 Brightness down
+F6 Brightness up
+F7 LCD on/off

-HDMI

-Restart : Chameleon boot.plist: RestartFix=Yes

- Sensors : CPU & GPU

KIND OF WORKS:
- Keyboard gets assigned the wrong keys and layout - Fixed
*Shutdown + restart in 10.6.X then restart in 10.7 fixed wrong keys but still wrong layout.

-Runs Hot, fan is faster then under windows.

-AMD HD5870m
*1920x1080 support
*It sees a virtual 800x600 vga monitor. In display Preferences you will see in Arrangement 2 displays. One 1920x1080 and one 800x600.
*Performance is about 44% below Windows 7 performances. Cinebench 11.5 64bit.

-Mic built in and external works but input volume is to low even when set to maximum.
*External source auto witches works but passes through the input to the speakers.

-Touchpad:
*Tracking speed is not fast enough.
*Not as smooth as in Windows 7

-Fast user switching:
* You can switch but you can not log off, shutdown or restart.
*You have to switch back to the original user then for the other user to logoff by restarting.

-Wifi 802.11B/G
802.11N not tested
*Using the 10.6 kext. 10.7 has a newer kext. To test.


NOT WORKING:

-SMBIOS
*SMcpytype
*SMmemspeed
*Processor type unknown

- Sensors : CPU & GPU

-Backlit Keyboard - ATKACPI

-"FN" key - ATKACPI
+Ins, Fn+NumLK Scr LK on/off
+F1 Suspend switch
+F2 WLAN switch
+F3 Keyboard light down
+F4 Keyboard light up

+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
+F9 TouchPad Lock
+F10 Volume on/mute
+F11 Volume down
+F12 Volume up
+Num Lk: Scroll Lock on/off
+Del Scroll Lock on/off
+Space Power 4Gear
+C Splendid
+↑: Stop
+↓: Play/Pause
+←:Skip to Previous Track
+→:Skip to Next Track


-The 3 Hot Keys - ATKACPI



-Sleep, any mode, need a forced reboot

-Shutdows, needs a force restart

-DVD Player.app
DVD Player quits upon launch. Can not play DVD's
*VLC Works

HOW TO INSTALL 10.7.X
To do

More to Come.

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Install all these kexts I attached, You will get wifi, audio&mic, trackpad and reboot working perfectly. :) Attached File  G73jh_Lion.zip   2.6MB   463 downloads

I'm still working on the sleep problem. I fixed it once, but soon after I crashed and reinstalled the system and now I can't get it back. I'm pretty sure I can fix the problem. just need to find out the right method.

There is one big problem that maybe you can help me: I can't fully function my 5870m. It always show ATI Radeon HD 5000 1024 MB in my system report and Geekbench, DVD Player are not working. I've tried almost everything,GE=y, ROM, DSDT... but no one works for me. :) Do you make it fully working? Can you help me on this plz? Thx a lot

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Hey markdio.

I did test's with cinebench 11.5. I got:

OS X
CPU= 3.19
GPU= 23.60

Windows 7 64bit ultimate
Twin Turbo Off

CPU= 3.06
GPU= 39.25

Twin Turbo On
CPU= 3.17
GPU= 41.89

If you can test your rig and post back that would be great!

P.S. I might have a lead for the DVD player crashes!

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Install all these kexts I attached, You will get wifi, audio&mic, trackpad and reboot working perfectly. ;) Attached File  G73jh_Lion.zip   2.6MB   463 downloads

I'm still working on the sleep problem. I fixed it once, but soon after I crashed and reinstalled the system and now I can't get it back. I'm pretty sure I can fix the problem. just need to find out the right method.

There is one big problem that maybe you can help me: I can't fully function my 5870m. It always show ATI Radeon HD 5000 1024 MB in my system report and Geekbench, DVD Player are not working. I've tried almost everything,GE=y, ROM, DSDT... but no one works for me. B) Do you make it fully working? Can you help me on this plz? Thx a lot


I have the exact same problem with 5870 mobility on my alienware m17x r2 laptop.
I can only boot sucessfully with GraphicsEnabler=No and graphics card recognised as radeon 5000. I get full resolution with opengl enabled but I know its not fully working because dvd player still crashes and I have some slowdowns in the gui sometimes. Also I test the framebuffer status with ioreg | grep ATY. No framebuffer loaded.
Did you found any custom boot file for this graphic card and lion 10.7? or a chameleon that has support for our card in lion 10.7?

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!! ONLY "Asus G73JH-B1" ONLY!!
This post is a work in progress and will be edited.

Asus G73JH-B1

Processor: i7-740QM
.Bios 213 2011.02.24

Chipset:HM55
.

Video Card: AMD Radeon 5870 mobility 1Gb
. ID#PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A0&SUBSYS_1C021043&REV_00

Monitor:
. ID#MONITOR\AUO109D

BlueTooth : Azurewave Model ?
.

Ethernet: Atheros AR8131
. ID#PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1063&SUBSYS_18201043&REV_C0

WiFi: Atheros Azurwave AR9285
. ID#PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B&REV_1

Optical Disk : LG Blue Ray Combo
. Model: hl-dt-st bddvdrw ct21n

TouchPad: Synaptics
. ID#ACPI\SYN0A06

WebCam: Chicony
. ID#USB\VID_04F2&PID_B106&REV_8915&MI_00

Audio: Realtek HD Audio ACL 269
. ID#HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_10431373&REV_1000
. KEXT: VoodooHDA.kext -> Version 2.7.2 @ 436kb dated 7/31/11 2:15

Audio: ATI HDMI
. ID#HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002

Memory Card Reader: Alcor AU6433
. ID#
. KEXT: Default Mass Storage Class driver from OS X


BOOTLOAER:
boot file From Chimera 1.4.1

Boot errors:
-memory allocation error! Addr=0xdeadbeef, size=0x0, File=hfs.c, Line=732
*Happens when you have more then 4 gb of memory installed and booting with an external USB hd attached.
*Solution: Unplug all external USB HD's

-Header read size 200 - Incorrect image signature
* delete /var/vm/sleepimage
* pmset -a hibernatemode 0

SMBOIS:
*MacBookPro,6.1


WORKING:
-Ethernet

-USB2.0 WebCam
*Under good lighting conditions there is no lag. Only under low light lag is visible. Photobooth lowers the frame rate for better image capture under low light conditions hence the lag.

-Memory: all 8 gb are seen.
*If using 4 gb, as with installing 10.6 or 10.7, with 2gb in Bank 0 and 2 gb Bank 2, only the 2 gb in Bank 0 will be seen.
*In 10.6.X all 4 gb's are seen.

-Audio works in 2.1 ,two speakers one Sub
*New MacBookPro8,2 MacBookPro8,3 have 2.1 audio built in. I wonder if fixing the DSDT would void the need of VoodoHDA.kext

-Memory Card reader

-"FN" key - ATKACPI
+F5 Brightness down
+F6 Brightness up
+F7 LCD on/off

-HDMI

-Restart

KIND OF WORKS:
- Keyboard gets assigned the wrong keys and layout - Fixed
*Shutdown + restart in 10.6.X then restart in 10.7 fixed wrong keys but still wrong layout.

-Runs Hot, fan is faster then under windows.

-AMD HD5870m
*1920x1080 support
*It sees a virtual 800x600 vga monitor. In display Preferences you will see in Arrangement 2 displays. One 1920x1080 and one 800x600.
*Performance is about 44% below Windows 7 performances. Cinebench 11.5 64bit.

-Mic built in and external works but input volume is to low even when set to maximum.
*External source auto witches works but passes through the input to the speakers.

-Touchpad:
*Tracking speed is not fast enough.
*Not as smooth as in Windows 7

-Fast user switching:
* You can switch but you can not log off, shutdown or restart.
*You have to switch back to the original user then for the other user to logoff by restarting.

-Wifi 802.11B/G
802.11N not tested
*Using the 10.6 kext. 10.7 has a newer kext. To test.


NOT WORKING:

-SMBIOS
*SMcpytype
*SMmemspeed
*Processor type unknown


-Backlit Keyboard - ATKACPI

-"FN" key - ATKACPI
+Ins, Fn+NumLK Scr LK on/off
+F1 Suspend switch
+F2 WLAN switch
+F3 Keyboard light down
+F4 Keyboard light up

+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
+F9 TouchPad Lock
+F10 Volume on/mute
+F11 Volume down
+F12 Volume up
+Num Lk: Scroll Lock on/off
+Del Scroll Lock on/off
+Space Power 4Gear
+C Splendid
+↑: Stop
+↓: Play/Pause
+←:Skip to Previous Track
+→:Skip to Next Track


-The 3 Hot Keys - ATKACPI



-Sleep, any mode, need a forced reboot

-Shutdows, needs a force restart

-DVD Player.app
DVD Player quits upon launch. Can not play DVD's
*VLC Works

HOW TO INSTALL 10.7.X
To do

More to Come.



Everyone solved the problem with the virtual 800x600 vga monitor?

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If DVD Player is not launching it means that the framebuffer is not set correctly. The trick (thanks to machinist) might be to find the correct PCIRootUID value via

ioreg -l | grep -15 "AppleACPIPCI" | grep "_UID"

which will output a # (known values betw. 0 and 4, but higher values might appear)

then enter that value into the org.chameleon plist as follows:

<key>PCIRootUID</key>
<string>ur#</string>

also make sure you have the following entries in your plist

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>AtiConfig</key>
<string>UrCardsDefauktFB</string>

remove *ANY* EFI strings from device properties (best delete kex/string)

save

delete *any* grfx enablers from E/E and S/L/E

delete extension (if present) AND (mandatory step here!) kernel caches, in Lion: /System/Library/Caches/Startup

make sure you have a current Chameleon bootloader installed (e.g. via Chameleon Wizard, or Chimera)

reboot

see if EVERYTHING works (res. changes/ QE-CI e.g. by launching Chess/ multi-monitors/ DVD Player)

PS: I need help making my ATI Saphire's HD 5450's HDMI Audio work: VID 1002 | DID AA01 | SubSys 00AA0100 (same as NOYFB's). Via VoodooHDA/ AppleHDA or DSDT hack. Who can help :)?

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I have a working 10.6.8 install, trying to upgrade to 10.7.3 lion, but ###### fails to boot, "PCI configuration begin"

Which is the exact same problem I had with 10.6.8 on my G73JH-RBBX05 (best buy edition), until i used a version of Chimera that had "ATI support".

How did you guys get into the lion install screen using ######? Any ideas?

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Everyone solved the problem with the virtual 800x600 vga monitor?


What bios are you on? I stall at PCI configuration begin, every time.

***EDIT*** the solution to the PCI configuration begin on my G73JH was to install EvilAppleACPIPLatform.kext, EvilIOPCIFamily.kext, and PlatformUUID.kext into the Extra/Extensions directory of the USB thumb drive and it would allow me to boot.

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FIX G73JH 5870m BLACK SCREEN WHEN CHANGE RESOLUTION

Kext from 10.7.4 update - edited by me to be fully compatible with the asus notebook G73JH mobility radeon 5870 (QE/CI internal display & hdmi WORKING WITHOUT THE BLACK SCREEN WHEN CHANGE RESOLUTION) I take me a long time to figure out how to fix the problem and a LOT of trial & error to fix that problem. ;) Thanks to the info on the topics below i understand now how to fix the problem.: :thumbsup_anim:

http://www.insanelym...pic=252061&st=0
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=273937
http://www.tonymacx8...hp?f=15&t=46651


To work you have to add in your org.chameleon.Boot.plist:

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>AtiConfig</key>
<string>Orangutan</string>
LINK TO DOWNLOAD: http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2844

Cheers from BRAZIL :thumbsup_anim:

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PCI Config Begin = install EvilApple*.kext (only 2 of them, IIRC) from http://www.osx86.net...tx295_lion.html

and

platformuuid from http://www.osx86.net...2--64-bit).html

I used "myHack" and just did the generic drivers it gives then those 3 kexts, plus the qe/ci mobile kext mentioned here, et "wallah"
installed, booting and very nice.

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Failed to load kext com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (error 0xdc008016).

PCI Config Begin = install EvilApple*.kext - works for install. After install error:



Failed to load kext com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (error 0xdc008016).





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