Hey folks, I am new here and wanted to ask a few questions.
I installed Niresh's Mavericks yesterday on my W510 - it took a lot of work but I finally got there. I kept having issues with booting the installer - it seemed hit and miss. Anyway, it is installed now but I am not happy with using a third party distro as I don't really know what might be in it, so now I know I can run Mavericks on my W510 I want to do it from scratch.
Couple of problems I noticed with the current installation:
1. No WiFi - I am thinking of buying the Acer USB-N10 today to deal with this first annoyance, they are cheap locally and I read on this thread they work with Mavericks
2. Doesn't shutdown properly - when I shutdown the W510 yesterday, the fans kept spinning, I had to manually power off the laptop before they would stop.
Now I am completely new to this although I have almost 20 years experience of Unix/Linux so I am hoping that will help. I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to start with the guide on installing Mountain Lion so I can get to grips with setting up the build platform and doing a manual install - is this the recommended method? Then I suppose I can just follow the guide on here for updating to Mavericks using the app from the App Store?
Is everything apart from WiFi working with W510 now if I use the files from this thread? I was surprised to see the webcam works out of the box with Niresh install.
One thing I have not seen mentioned here or anywhere else is addon batteries. I have one of these http://shop.lenovo.c...0E7BA925BCE90CA slice batteries which attaches to the bottom of the W510 - will this work with OS X?
Thanks in advance for any replies and thanks for this informative thread (it is huge). If anyone has any W510 specific advise for me, I am all ear/eyes or whatever you say for an online forum