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Hi !

I Have an Inspiron 17 R Notebook, and I have gotten HD4000 to work with acceleration and the DSDT posted in this post.

Here is what I added to my org.chameleon.Boot.plist :

<key>device-properties</key>
<string>7f0000000100000001000000730000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04002c0000004100410050004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072006d002d006900640000000800000004006601140000006800640061002d0067006600780000000d0000006f6e626f6172642d31</string>

This is described as the 01660004 option described here :

http://www.tonymacx8...ble-hd4000.html

My acceleration is functioning properly with semi-transparent menu bar and all.

So now we need to figure out how to get the nVidia 650m :)

Hope this helps someone :)

Ole A.


Hi oletorvmark,

Thank you very much ! It's glad to see someone getting hardware acceleration with this laptop ! :) I will try it after work. If I understand, you added that little EFI injection and it worked ?
By the way, since we are on a 17R SE Thread, did you manage to get other things working ? For instance the ethernet or the sound ? (or the trackpad :P)

Thanks again !

Hi ThibaultAnd, Yes, I have got his reply with edited DSDT.aml, so no need to do further patching on DSDT? He seems to say it was just cleaned up to basic or something? And we have very similar hardware, although I I only have 1366x726x32 display. Can you share with me what other kexts you are adding, apart from perhaps the PS2 and the DP3/PXHCD ? Thanks Ole, I will add that string. Did you get your trackpad working as well? I might want to get wifi dongle as well. Been thinking about either doing that or get a AR5B195 combo card, but need to dismantle quite a bit of the new laptop. BTW, Any of you guys use smbios.plist ? which one works for the 17R SE?


I didn't use extra .kexts but I used MacBookPro10,1 smbios that I created since I didn't found it on the web. I didn't see any difference, though. I'll upload it later.

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THANK YOU OLE !

HD4000 Works with QE/CI full resolution etc. :D

Here are the boot.plist + smbios (and ioreg, but that's useless)

I'm still waiting for your answer if you managed to get other things to work :P

Attached Files



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Thanks ThibaultAnd for the files. I will try it out.

When you said you didn't use any extra kexts, you still use the PXHCD and the PS2 one, right?

So with just the DSDT.aml from Andrew K, it doesn't come with full accell?
I tried the string, but my screen got jumbled. I guess because I have 1366x768x32 unlike you guys (I have 15R SE, similar specs, although I was wrong about the GT650M, I have a Radeon 7730M instead, but anyway it is not in use).
Should I be just going through the few strings and see which one works?

I also still have no luck with trackpad and ethernet. Wifi and bluetooth is forgone conclusion, so I ordered a AR5B195 and will see how it goes when it arrived.

One more thing, you guys get USB 3.0 working fine for storage?
When I plug in my USB 2.0 thumbdrive just after boot, it will be accessible.
But if I plug it in after it is fully boot up, my GUI just freeze.

Also, you guys managed to get "sleep" working?

Thanks.

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Another progress: Audio is working. I simply installed the voodooHDA 2.7.3 from http://code.google.c.../downloads/list

After that I had to rebuild the kextcache.....working fine!

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Thanks ThibaultAnd for the files. I will try it out.

When you said you didn't use any extra kexts, you still use the PXHCD and the PS2 one, right?

So with just the DSDT.aml from Andrew K, it doesn't come with full accell?
I tried the string, but my screen got jumbled. I guess because I have 1366x768x32 unlike you guys (I have 15R SE, similar specs, although I was wrong about the GT650M, I have a Radeon 7730M instead, but anyway it is not in use).
Should I be just going through the few strings and see which one works?

I also still have no luck with trackpad and ethernet. Wifi and bluetooth is forgone conclusion, so I ordered a AR5B195 and will see how it goes when it arrived.

One more thing, you guys get USB 3.0 working fine for storage?
When I plug in my USB 2.0 thumbdrive just after boot, it will be accessible.
But if I plug it in after it is fully boot up, my GUI just freeze.

Also, you guys managed to get "sleep" working?

Thanks.


Yes i still use the PXHCD and the PS2 kexts.
Check another thread for your Graphic Card, we couldn't help you infortunately :/
Bluetooth worked out of the box, I can get my phone recognized with the hackintosh, but I don't know If I can do something with it
Tell us about your AR5B195 as soon as you get it :)
I tried to install some kext for usb 3.0 but my hackintosh freeze so I'll have to reinstall it again and I have to wait to get my usb key again...
I didn't to get sleep to work.

Another progress: Audio is working. I simply installed the voodooHDA 2.7.3 from http://code.google.c.../downloads/list

After that I had to rebuild the kextcache.....working fine!


Thank you iborg2000, that worked ! But I could't control the volume in iTunes, do you experience that problem too ?

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No, I've no problems with iTunes...

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Got my AR5B195 combo card.
I loaded kexts for it, using the one I found osx86 net, googled for AR5B195 kext ML
The wifi works right away but the bluetooth disappeared (it was there with the original centrino combo card)

Somehow my new combo card has bluetooth ProdId of 0x3002 which I am not sure is AR3011 like what is supposed to be in an AR5B195 combo.

Even in windows 7 I have a hard time finding the right driver. the dell driver and hp driver for it failed to start the radio. Only works with driver I found in softpedia.

Anyway, I have changed the prodid in the Info.list of the kext but it doesn't load.
I don't use BT much, so I leave it at that.


For my HD4000 EFI string injection, I found mine only to work with 01660003

Sounds works, but yesterday when I boot up it gave KP (on the VoodooHDA), so I have to remove it, and reinstall it.
So far it is holding well.
So, almost everything working for me. If I can get Elatech touchpad to work, I will be contend.

Working:
- full screen QE/CI
- keyboard
- wifi (change combo card)
- sleep
- sound
- camera
- USB

- touchpad
- BT

Not working:
- touchpad working now working now with kexts below
- LAN
- BT (after change combo card, before that it was working but no wifi) working with correct Vend ID and Prod ID

- video out / second display

Edit: need you guys here to help troubleshoot.
I downloaded a new set of kexts for Elan touchpad
http://www.osx86.net...2_trackpad.html

it caused KP in normal boot (kernel_task is the one crashed)
but if I boot with -x, I can use the trackpad!
I thought -x loads absolute essential kexts, how to find out which one is it using?


Edit2: ignore that last bit. reboot again using normal boot, and trackpad is working (no gesture, but working!)
Edit3: BT working, I mistakenly think only the Prod ID is different between mine and the driver default. Turns out both Product ID and Vendor ID are different. Fixed that, and BT is scanning.


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That's very interesting ! How did you get sleep to work ? It didn't worked on mine when i tried it :/

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It was as directed by Andrew K.
Nothing special in my case, using his edited DSDT, and SleepEnabler.kext
you can find it in his site, just search sleep
and you will see the "How To Enable Sleep For X79 Motherboards" article.
On my first try it didn't work, so now that you mention it, that was before I injected the EFI string for my graphic card.
Before EFI injection, my QE/CI seems to be kind of working. I have full res and I can play the chess game for more than 8 steps (well I am bad at chess, so 10 steps is a lot!. But the screen redraw was not smooth. I saw blockly brown flashes.
Sleep didn't work at that point, and the syslog shows

Sep 3 06:58:18 XX-Mac-Pro.local WindowServer[90] <Warning>: Created shield window 0x2d for display 0x5b81c5c0
Sep 3 06:58:18 XX-Mac-Pro.local WindowServer[90] <Warning>: device_generate_desktop_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)
Sep 3 06:58:18 XX-Mac-Pro.local WindowServer[90] <Warning>: device_generate_lock_screen_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)
Sep 3 07:04:20 XX-Mac-Pro.local WindowServer[90] <Warning>: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no lock state data


Andrew suggested that it could be because I was sharing my screen, but that was not the case. at that point neither my wifi nor LAN was working, so it was not it.
After the EFI string injection, QE/CI was ok, and I can put the machine to sleep.

Please note that from memory I am pretty sure it was BEFORE I replace my WiFi card.

Have you tried the EFI string yourself?
see what syslog -w says when you click "Sleep"


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Fixed my LAN today.
Did you guys get LAN working all this while?
I asked lnx2mac in his blog and he asked me to try debug version.
So I remove the one installed by the installer. and installed the debug version and it is working well.
So I remove the debug version and installed the released version, and it is also working well.
Somehow the one from the beast installer was bad although same version.
So I have everything working now. Only need gestures for touchpad and this will be a fully perfectly working hackintosh.

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LAN didn't worked for me, it's not recognized with lnx2mac :/ I hope I did something wrong...
Other things works, except that the keyboard has some trouble (It's recognized 1/2 times and I don't know why)... Did not tried SD cards though.
Did someone tried SD ports ?

By the way, It's funny to notice that the one who created the topic didn't reacted in the whole topic lol.

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Maybe try like what I did (although silly).
Remove the Realtek kext manually, and download and install lnx2mac package and install the debug version first,
then remove the debug version and install the release version.

For me keyboard never gives trouble.
Hoever every now and then the sound kext will panic,
and I have to go in with -x (sometimes then run kext util to fix permission), then reboot to system.
I also find that shutdown then startup, is more stable then restart.
My sleep once was woken up by USB, nothing plugged into it though.

Hasn't tried sd card.

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I managed to get my trackpad + keyboard to work thanks to Voodops2 package but I don't have multigesture either...
Network still doesn't work :/

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Hello, everyone!

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed in this thread. With help with the info here, I was able to make my Inspiron 7520 Hackintosh work almost flawlessly!
Here's what I've got (in a dual boot MBR HD):
1. Keyboard with multimedia controls (VoodooPS2, brightness (Simple Brightness) and sound volume working. DIdn't test iTunes controls)
2. Trackpad (NO gesture, same VoodooPS2, detected as mouse)
3. Intel HD4000 working flawlessly (QE/CI), with the code posted above (thanks, oletorvmark!) No HDMI out, didn't test VGA.
4. Bluetooth seems to work OOB, but I couldn't make it locate my cell phone... There's probably some problem.
5. Battery with VoodooBattery, seems to work nice.
6. BinPatched AICPM, native power management works! Sleeps OK, SpeedStep seems to work, but I'm not completly sure it generates all the possible states (http://myhack.sojuga...new-hackintosh/).
7. USB 3.0 works via DSDT patch! (I didn't test the speed to actually check if it's working on 3.0, but it read my devices, anyway).
8. Ethernet seems to work, I installed lnx2mac kext and it's recognized. I didn't test it, though. (Thank rpriyana!)
9. Audio (mic in too!) via VoodooHDA and DSDT patch - it even auto recognizes the headphones! (http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=3202 - there's an modified AppleHDA there, but I couldn't get it to work)
10. Camera works OOB.

Not working:

1. WiFi - I looked hard into this one. No results.
2. HDMI out - Tried some kext that should make it work, nothing, not even KP. Maybe DSDT patching?
3. Radeon - I didn't even bother after I got Intel to work. Maybe it would be good to deactivate it to make sure it won't steal any resources?
4. Card Reader - Tried AnyCR and VoodooSDHC... Nothing.
5. Elantech touchpad driver - no gestures, no fun. It's a pity, but at least we can use it as a pointer device.

Well, I guess that's it. Thanks again!

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Hello! Do u guys still working on ML for 7520/7720 notebooks?

I'm trying to put it on my 7520, but i can't get usb or trackpad working after boot... keyboard is working well and I got right resolution.

Thx!

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I kind of stopped "working" on it, as it is all working now (except memory card reader, but I don't need that)
I detailed my steps in post #16 and the subsequent posts adding on it.
You need to inject the kexts into the installer USB stick (I use champlist but you can do it manually too)
and then later install them to the HDD as well.

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Hi Tuza,
Almost everything works but the 650m graphic card, the SD card reader and intel wifi (also ethernet and sleep for me but I got to find why (7720 SE))

That would be good if someone else could help us to get these to work (also the multigesture trackpad)... Might be we could do a very powerful and perfect Hackintosh Laptop. ;)

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celtic9, Could you please post your DSDT?


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First of all, thank you all with your great works!

I am so thrilled with the Inspiron 17r 7720/3D system because it is so nicely built everything from ventilation to its screen quality. I am using a Studio 1558 mountain lion and I found that I just can't live without the great OS. With 7720 the most sensible upgrade option, I wish to ensure that it works with a LAN-enabled mountain lion mode (and I can switch to Windows for Diablo :P). I'm also considering to replace one of its two HDD with SSD too.

Will the 3D variant prevents me from getting the HD 4000 QE/CI to work? Any luck with the 7720 built-in LAN?

Many thanks.

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Hi ldpsystem2, as said above, my LAN is working. But I am actually on 7520, not 7720, but the hardware is very similar.
With yours, do you get to see the correct mac address of your LAN, and if you set it to static ip, can you ping its own IP but not the neighbour?
I had that.
Then I install the lnx2mac driver, first the debug driver and it was working, then I remove debug driver and install the normal driver and it was working fine.

You can get in touch with the lnx2mac developer on his blog. He is very helpful although you may have to wait a while till he responds.





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