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Sorry guys, I have been vacationing in EU. Looks like you guys been busy!!!! Try the new package and let me know what you think. Make sure to use patched IOAudioFamily with AppleHDA. I will try to get HDMI Audio working soon. Thanks for researching and helping out!

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Hi Jeff,

Good to have you back. Hope you enjoyed your travels.

I have tried the Nov 5 files, and 10.8.2, but I have lost audio... weird thing is, the system profiler shows that there is audio, but the volume icon is dimmed out and the sys prefs show no output devices... see: http://i49.tinypic.com/34hv0bq.jpg

The funny thing is, the sys profiler now shows HDMI audio as well... do you have audio on 10.8.2 with no problems? Have you tried VoodooHDA? They claim this can get HDMI audio working, and it might be best for 10.8.2 also.

Sleep and wake are still working though, which is great :)

Have you taken a look at Clover EFI? http://www.projectos...?showtopic=2304 and http://sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/

I can't get it working (black screen after boot)- I'm not sure if it's a config file that I have got wrong or a kext issue etc... You might have better luck - it looks like the best chance we have to get the G73 as fully functional as possible.

Thanks,

Ellnic

EDIT: USB Superspeed is still shown in profiler, so I don't know if my USB 3 is working?

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a question...haven't you got a lot of problems with toachpad of this G73SW laptop? it's getting me crazy!! It's the WORST touchpad i have ever seen on a laptop since 20 years that i am using laptops!
Have you got any clue if it's possible to replace it with another model ? I find it HORRIBLE in osx! In windows it's a bit better...but in osx it's awful! Sometimes it goes up and down and it removes things from dock, and so on...
any problem u got with it? Perhaps the driver is bad...dunno. Any suggestion? Thanks!

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It's not the best that I've ever used, but it doesn't remove icons from my dock :-/ there are 2 possibilities I can think of.

1. A build up of static. The 'rubbery' coating attracts it, clean with anti static foam cleaner. RS is the best, I clean all my kit with it weekly. This link is the UK site, but you should be able to get it worldwide: http://uk.rs-online....ensers/0569284/

2. Your trackpad is faulty. I wouldn't fancy replacing it. To open up the G73SW you need to literally rip the keyboard out as its stuck in with double sided sticky tape. This means if you open it up, you'll need to buy a new keyboard as it damages it taking it out.

Try foam cleaner first ;-)

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Hi Jeff,

Good to have you back. Hope you enjoyed your travels.

I have tried the Nov 5 files, and 10.8.2, but I have lost audio... weird thing is, the system profiler shows that there is audio, but the volume icon is dimmed out and the sys prefs show no output devices... see: http://i49.tinypic.com/34hv0bq.jpg

The funny thing is, the sys profiler now shows HDMI audio as well... do you have audio on 10.8.2 with no problems? Have you tried VoodooHDA? They claim this can get HDMI audio working, and it might be best for 10.8.2 also.

Sleep and wake are still working though, which is great :)

Have you taken a look at Clover EFI? http://www.projectos...?showtopic=2304 and http://sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/

I can't get it working (black screen after boot)- I'm not sure if it's a config file that I have got wrong or a kext issue etc... You might have better luck - it looks like the best chance we have to get the G73 as fully functional as possible.

Thanks,

Ellnic

EDIT: USB Superspeed is still shown in profiler, so I don't know if my USB 3 is working?


Thanks, I have not tried using Clover but i have been reading up on it. And there's still some tweaks to make it work. Are you using Chimera? I did a fresh install for 10.8.2 and I have everything working including audio but no hdmi/usb 3.0/SD Card reader.

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I have not tried a fresh install yet, but I'm not sure if that will help. I will try later this evening. Out of interest, have you ever managed to get voodooHDA working? I tried but I get a kp on audio family something or other. I take it that you made changes to the audio kexts so that they work with 10.8.2 or is it the same as 10.8.1 - the reason I ask is because voodooHDA would most likely be update proof. I tried your sep 3 files on 10.8.2 before and lost audio, so I might be stuck on this one.

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Did you repair permissions using terminal?

Sudo diskutil repairpermissions /

Are you selecting sleep from the apple menu or power button menu or just closing the lid? Closing the lid does not work for me, need to do some Dsdt work.

I think the problem may be that every G73SW has a sub model. They are all slightly different. For example, Jeff's is G73SW-XT1... I've been trying to find out what mine is, is it on the box cos I can't see it... I don't know why Asus decided to make so many revisions but if they do differ slightly it would explain a lot! One guy I spoke to said his back lit keyboard works in ML with no additional kexts- just Jeff's ones!!!

Hopefully we can do some testing on Clover if Jeff figures it out as I still think that is the best way forward.

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no I'm using g53sw but the bios is the same
I've also modded dsdt to use lid close.. but yes.. I suppose the road is so long!

thanks for all but I'm sure you are the closest thread to the nirvana on the (x)53-sw ROG

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Ok.. I think I might know what is causing your issue. I managed to get audio to work in 10.8.2 using the Nov 5 files simply by deleting the kexts from S/L/E FIRST then putting the new ones in. For some reason, Kext Wizard seems not to 'cleanly' replace kexts - nor does copying over the existing ones, so deleting the ones that are replaced is the only clean way to do it. I never had this issue in SL or Lion, must be a Mountain Lion thing.

Try removing the 8 Nvidia kexts that you extract from the package, in their entirety, then put freshly extracted ones back in, repair permissions and reboot. My suspicion is that you have some kexts that haven't been replaced.....

Fingers Crossed :)

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Try deleting bootcache before you apply any kext. Apply kext's then update system-prelinked-kernel/system-caches.

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Well, I thought I had done this when I had the audio issue - Kext Wizard has an option for this? Unless it only rebuilds the mkext? http://i47.tinypic.com/sfw2n6.jpg

I guess if in doubt, use:

sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
sudo kextcache -system-caches

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anyone tried out voodoohda?

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Going to try it in a second - just trying the Nov 7 files (I was still on Nov 5).

I noticed you haven't included the AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext but it's in the sep 3 files - should this be removed?

EDIT: Nov 7 fixes my FN + Volume keys... ! Thanks :)

I tried the VoodooHDA with the Chameleon Boot loader which was with as as well as the other kext, but it killed my FN Volume keys and I didn't get HDMI audo :( Normal audio worked though, which is a start - I couldn't get voodoo working at all! My trackpad stopped working as well, not sure if this was the Chameleon boot loader?

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You will need to delete

AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext and any kext from previous kext. Sorry, but i didn't explain myself for applying voodoohda. If you want to use VoodooHDA, you must remove AppleHDA, IOAudioFamily. Install Chameleon, DONT restart. Install Voodoohda package, Don't restart. Use v

oodoohda v.2.7.4 with HDMI 2.zip and apply IOAudioFamily, AppleGraphicsPowerManagement (SMBios in E/E must be 8, 3) with kext wizard. Delete S/L/cache/Startup folder. update system-prelinked-kernel/system-caches. I am still testing it out, but I will have a new package if everything works out. So far I have 1 kp, but sleep is working and voodoohda setting is not saving when restarting.



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Ok, I will give that a go.

Btw, the problem with the VoodooHDA settings not saving is well known. There is a settings loader app that is packaged with VoodooHDA that must be loaded when the user logs in. If this is done, you should find that settings are kept. There are some screenshots of it here: http://www.osx86.net..._installer.html

EDIT: Just found out that the installer you provided puts 'VoodooHdaSettingsLoader' in the Applications folder, so just add that to the user login items and it should work.

EDIT 2: Using this SSDT, my system runs cooler by about 10c. You may want to include that in your zip file :) http://www.4shared.c...NB/SSDTaml.html

EDIT 3: Hrm... Not sure what I'm doing here, but I have followed your instructions for VoodooHDA (Am doing this on an external USB drive incase I totally screw it up) and I am not having any luck. I see the 4 HDMI interfaces, but selecting No. 4 does not give me sound, I also have lost internal Mic (although it looks like the jack input is still listed). I get sound if I select 'Speaker (ATAPI)' but no HDMI. I also still have no trackpad... so it looks like Chameleon is breaking it :-/

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You have to go into audio midi setup and select 4th hdmi and change format to 44,100, 48,000 or 96,000 Hz. Are you using everything in E/E & S/L/E within package? I am having alot of kp from voodoohda. I am going back to my old install without hdmi.





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