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Well done Scotchy49, shutdown/reboot OK ;-)

Also note that I have installed a different wifi chip (Atheros). I originally had the Centrino Ultimate-N but no way that this chip is ever going to work with MacOSX.


yes, same problem here! nano wifi usb key for me (Trendnet TEW-648UBM) with 10.6 original driver/wifi tools from trendnet.com

i will make some tests now :-)
how can i make my own smbios.plist?

thank you very much ugain, for this full Pack!

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how can i check if speedstep is working?
i tried to run SMC Monitor but it is showing nothing.


To see if speedstep is working, download MSRDumper: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=258612
Then, using Terminal, go to the folder where you put the MSRDumper and run
sudo chown -R root:wheel MSRDumper.kext
sudo kextload MSRDumper.kext
tail -f /var/log/kernel.log

Then play with your computer and watch the output of the terminal. You should see all the PStates (current and all reached). For me this goes from 8 to 32.

Well done Scotchy49, shutdown/reboot OK ;-)

thank you very much ugain, for this full Pack!

Glad to hear that :)
How is it with sound/battery/etc... ?


how can i make my own smbios.plist?

You can download Chameleon Wizard: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=257464

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Install with ##### usb key maker and Scotchy49 "E6420 pack" (chameleon + dsdt file)

No KP!, no one ;-)

working ;

lot of things :P
- Graphic card : NVS 4200M
- Battery indicator
- keyboard
- trackpad/touchpad (as a simple mouse), no advanced features like "two fingers"
- Sound (whitout general volume control) ... need to use soundflower (kp?)
- External usb wifi key (Trendnet TEW-648UBM ~20$) - driver and wifi tool from constructor website (osx 10.6 version)
- Bultin Ethernet

Not working again ;

- Centrino wifi (for sure)
- Sleep mode
- General volume control (system/keyboard). I must change sound directly from itunes controller (need to test with soundflower...)
- Screen luminosity control, (system/keyboard). == works only before activation of NVS 4200M ==
- touchpad, two fingers and others advanced features


update: 12/11/11 15:10

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To get volume control working, you can use Soundflower (http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/) and redirect sound from preferences to Soundflower (2ch). Then, using SoundFlower task bar icon, you select Speaker (Analog).

This will fix the volume control, however this can cause KPs due to a bug in Soundflower. Please experiment and tell me how this works out for you.

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After a fresh install, without modification, screen luminosity worked fine from the keyboard button!!! Any idea ?

update: 12/11/11 14:13


Screen luminosity is not working for me, it is only working while the notebook is booting but after starting lion it is not working anymore. on the apple boot screen it is working.

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To get volume control working, you can use Soundflower (http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/) and redirect sound from preferences to Soundflower (2ch). Then, using SoundFlower task bar icon, you select Speaker (Analog).

This will fix the volume control, however this can cause KPs due to a bug in Soundflower. Please experiment and tell me how this works out for you.


ok, i will test it.

need to find a french keyboard layout for Dell laptop :)

@m45k, with last ##### key maker (chimera 1.6), fresh install, with graphicsenabler = no, keyboard control of luminosity works fine, boot screen and Lion ;-)

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@m45k, with last ##### key maker (chimera 1.6), fresh install, with graphicsenabler = no, keyboard control of luminosity works fine, boot screen and Lion ;-)

Yes this is caused by GraphicsEnabler=yes.

I will try injecting the graphics through DSDT and keep you updated. (still no luck on sleep so far... :()

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Yes this is caused by GraphicsEnabler=yes.

I will try injecting the graphics through DSDT and keep you updated. (still no luck on sleep so far... :()


Ok, good luck for the sleep mode challenge ;-)
Also, you not speak about touchpad advanced features like "2 fingers", working for u ?

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no it is not working for him, for me it is not working, too.

with graphicsenabler=no the luminosity is working for me, too. but then i have KP when shuttling down and a lot of apps are not working like iTunes ...

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no it is not working for him, for me it is not working, too.

with graphicsenabler=no the luminosity is working for me, too. but then i have KP when shuttling down and a lot of apps are not working like iTunes ...


ok
i will test app too!
i see a post on osx86 project about advanced features working with voodoo ps2controller!

but not work for me :-(

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can you post this thread from osx86 please?

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can you post this thread from osx86 please?


http://wiki.osx86pro..._Latitude_E6420

Also i can't connect to iCloud and FaceTime! :(
Need some patch?

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http://wiki.osx86pro..._Latitude_E6420

Also i can't connect to iCloud and FaceTime! :(
Need some patch?


Download Chameleon Wizard and generate a new serial number (smbios.plist)

Update:

Not much of a progress, but here is the latest DSDT. It doesn't require GraphicsEnabler=yes anymore

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Download Chameleon Wizard and generate a new serial number (smbios.plist)

Update:

Not much of a progress, but here is the latest DSDT. It doesn't require GraphicsEnabler=yes anymore, doesn't fix anything though...

Oops, can't upload... Error 503.


serial updated but iCloud and FaceTime not work.
I tried mbp8,1 and 8,2, same thing.

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serial updated but iCloud and FaceTime not work.
I tried mbp8,1 and 8,2, same thing.

Could you elaborate ? What error are you getting ? For me it's working great...

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Valid Apple ID, but it is not an iCloud account

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Did you try creating a new account ?

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yes, not work too

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run
sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
from terminal

Then reboot

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run

sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
from terminal

Then reboot


this is not an iClood account! :-(

after reboot, system create the file

MacBook-Pro-de-gok:Extra gok$ ls -l /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1158 11 déc 19:48 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
MacBook-Pro-de-gok:Extra gok$

my wifi usb key maybe?





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