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You should make an own topic for your request in section Notebooks and discribe there, which problems you have by doing an install on your device.

 

Please put your hardware in your signature, like many others have done here. You should get then easier proper support.

 

Have fun.

Thanks i'll do that right awayy.. :D  :thumbsup_anim:



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I followed your guide and have successfully running 10.8.5 on my Inspiron 7720SE 3630QM, but I have question and I will highly appreciate your help Lejenk.

 

http://www.osx86.net...720-dsdt-kexts/ + http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/286552-guidedell-inspirion-17r-se-7720-installation-guide/

 

 

- DSDT.aml HDMI video/audio out disabled?

 

Initially I installed system using HDMI + TV, built-in display was black.



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Lejenk could you show me your edits to the dsdt?  I have a similar laptop (5720) and for the most part your guide works.  I just want to create a new DSDT just for this model.

 

Thanks.



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Hi everybody !

 

I eventually reinstalled OSX on my computer and almost everything works !

Here is my Geekbench score , I don't know if it's good or not : http://browser.prima...ekbench3/500246

 

The only things that doesn't work are HDMI or VGA output, sleep/wake, shutdown/reboot (I have to press the power button), subwoofer, changing brightness with keyboard and battery icon (and of course GT650m)

 

Did someone managed to solve my problems above on Mavericks 10.9.2 ? I'm using Clover EFI, Lejenk's DSDT and I followed @miha77 tutorial here http://www.insanelym...mavericks-1091/
 

@Lejenk, are you still on Mountain Lion or did you update to Mavericks ?

 

Thanks



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Hi ThibaultAnd

this is thanks to niresh... http://www.niresh124...mavericks-only/

in order to use both laptop screen and hdmi

Good luck!!



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Hi ThibaultAnd

this is thanks to niresh... http://www.niresh124...mavericks-only/

in order to use both laptop screen and hdmi

Good luck!!

Thank you @satyamo it worked :)

By the way I have few problems : I can't reboot properly : the OS actually shutdowns but I have to press the power button to power off the laptop. Then, the other problem is the sound : it gets distored sometimes and also got various glitches (no sounds from youtube sometimes for instance). And last I don't have sleep mode nor battery indicator.

Can you help me, or simply give me the correct kext if you have the same model (7720 non 3D) ?

By the way, I have managed to get subwoofer working, but with Voodoo HDA only and it's independant from the speakers... I'll stick with AppleHDA but I will upload kexts when I have time ;)



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My Clover boot stuck here. Besides, after I boot up (if successfully) I don't have ps2 working. This is installed with iAtkos ML3U, I don't know what to do next.

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Hi everybody !

 

I eventually reinstalled OSX on my computer and almost everything works !

Here is my Geekbench score , I don't know if it's good or not : http://browser.prima...ekbench3/500246

 

The only things that doesn't work are HDMI or VGA output, sleep/wake, shutdown/reboot (I have to press the power button), subwoofer, changing brightness with keyboard and battery icon (and of course GT650m)

 

Did someone managed to solve my problems above on Mavericks 10.9.2 ? I'm using Clover EFI, Lejenk's DSDT and I followed @miha77 tutorial here http://www.insanelym...mavericks-1091/
 

@Lejenk, are you still on Mountain Lion or did you update to Mavericks ?

 

Thanks

I was on Mavericks 10.9.1, everything worked, i have left the project though.



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I was on Mavericks 10.9.1, everything worked, i have left the project though.

did you upgrade from mountain lion or make a clean install ? And did you use the same kext you posted on the first link ?
I found people who has subwoofer working with AppleHDA thanks to a tutorial, I will post the link later as I don't have time right now.

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did you upgrade from mountain lion or make a clean install ? And did you use the same kext you posted on the first link ?
I found people who has subwoofer working with AppleHDA thanks to a tutorial, I will post the link later as I don't have time right now.

I did a clean install, and used the files from the first post. Mavericks needs some patching to use the kexts, can't remember what is was though.



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I just installed the latest Maverick version using the initial guide even though it was geared towards 10.8 and it went surprisingly well. I used Pandora to create a 10.9 install USB, added the patches and kext from the USB.zip, etc

I assume that in step 4 the green kexts are mandatory, orange optional, and red no longer necessary (as they were part of the USB.zip)

 

However there are few things that didn't work out for me:

- can't install the Realtek kext from the Realtek website, so I have no networking at all (I didn't replace the WiFi yet)

- the Clover bootloader only shows a black screen, also when a second monitor is attached

- Maverick nags about IOUSB....kext not being correct 

 

Anybody any suggestions of getting the Realtek card working? I'm sort of a newby with this, used iATKOS couple of years ago on a prev Mac, but that is it.



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Hello!

 

You have to do manual settings in the networkpreferences of OSX to get the kext working (crappy Dell hardware implementation). What to do, is in one of the posts near the beginning of the thread and discirbed by LeJenk. You could also try the version of Realtek.kext developed by Slice ( http://www.insanelym...ealtekr1000-v3/f ) or the one by Mieze ( http://www.insanelym...rtl8100-binary/ )

 

Have fun.



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Hey, I installed everything and it worked perfectly, except a few things.

1.No Audio Whatsoever

2.All animations/videos i tried to play were very iffy and choppy.

3.No touchpad

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT



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Found HDMI connection parameters for 7720 (17R) and connected to QNIX QX2710 DP Multi TRUE10 Matte (see 2560x1440monitor.com) in full resolution on Mountain Lion 10.8.5.

Took some time. First I switched to 03 00 66 01 block in AppleIntelFramebufferCapri using DSDT editing (Lejenk mentioned the change somewhere up the stream), changed the block as recommended (see http://forum.osxlati...tel-hd4000-gpu/)  and fixed this block according to LeJenk to make the laptop screen work.

This is how the 03 block looked like in Hex Fiend:

03 00 66 01 01 02 04 02 00 00 00 04
00 00 00 01 00 00 00 20 10 07 00 00
10 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
05 03 00 00 02 00 00 00 30 02 00 00
06 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 09 00 00 00
03 04 00 00 00 08 00 00 81 00 00 00
04 06 00 00 00 08 00 00 81 00 00 00 

This change did not cure the problem. So after all internet reading on DSDT I tried in desperation different patches somehow mentioning HD4000 and one of the patches suddenly made possible to start on HDMI connected monitor (but laptop monitor did not run). The patch referred to 0A 00 66 01 entry in AppleIntelFramebufferCapri. That meant connection was provided by one of the entries in the byte block 0A. So I reverted DSDT to Lejenk (with only change to 03 instead of 04) and started replacing one by one byte sequences from 0A 00 66 01 to 03 00 66 01 block. The 0A block in Capri looked like:

0A 00 66 01 00 02 03 02 00 00 00 02
00 00 00 01 00 00 00 20 10 07 00 00
10 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
02 05 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 01 00 00
03 04 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 01 00 00
04 06 00 00 00 08 00 00 06 00 00 00

The third attempt with 02 05 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 01 00 00 stroke gold. Now both laptop and HDMI monitors worked. My 03 block now looks like:

03 00 66 01 01 02 04 02 00 00 00 04
00 00 00 01 00 00 00 20 10 07 00 00
10 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
05 03 00 00 02 00 00 00 30 02 00 00
02 05 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 01 00 00
03 04 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 01 00 00
04 06 00 00 00 08 00 00 06 00 00 00

This fixed the connection. Not the end of the story. I don't know what Apple guys smoke but HDMI is restricted by 165MHz. Means no better resolution than 1920x1200. My goal was 2560x1440. So I searched and found https://code.google....i/Documentation - worked.

Also spend some time creating proper Display override for the monitor, as OS X thinks that the monitor is TV (Apple logic is simple - HDMI means TV) and only suggests 1080p or 1080i.

I suppose EDID editing to connect 2560x1440 through HDMI in full glory is a topic for another forum branch.







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