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Dell Inspiron 15R - 5537 - woes, issues, what I've done


Best Answer conedmiro, 31 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

AND WE'RE GOLDEN! 

 

Mounted the EFI Partition from within Mac OS X, used Clover Config and edited the config.plist with TextWrangler - got it to boot without caches which allowed me to use my keyboard/track pad and then edited the config so the actual Clover bootloader would load w/o any errors. 

 

I added the SSDTs and the DSDT and I have Brightness fully working, iMessages working, iCloud fully intact, AND WiFi working!

 

FRESH INSTALL LOOKS AMAZING!

 

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I haven't patched my dsdt yet or generated an ssdt [that I know of]

 

time to do a little more research!



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I was seeing to use Maci ASL to generate an SSDT

 

I was reading that in order to get the Intel 4400 to be recognized as an actual Graphics device I need to inject this into it:

 

 

 

DefinitionBlock("ssdt-gr.aml", "SSDT", 1, "IgFake", "IgFake", 0x00001000)
{
Method(_SB.PCI0.GFX0._DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }
Return (Package()
{
"device-id", Buffer() { 0x22, 0x0d, 0x00, 0x00 },
"compatible", Buffer() { "pci8086,d22" },
"name", Buffer() { "pci8086,d22" },
"AAPL,ig-platform-id", Buffer() { 0x03, 0x00, 0x22, 0x0d },
})
}
}

 

 

Now if i create this file and inject the code into it, am I at risk of making my Mac OS X partition unbootable? What's my best course of action?

 

I've already tried installing ACPIBacklight.kext using KextWizard so I'm thinking once I get it to recognize the graphics card I'll be good to go on that front?

 

BTW thanks to all your help, I'm compiling the information to add my own information to the OSXWiki which after all these years, I'm extremely glad to finally be able to contribute to



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Look at my Clover guide for 7000, you need to patch your OEM HD4400 SSDT (it's in your BIOS, not generated by MaciASL or anything) to add brightness, then install ACPIBacklight. It's the best way!

 

This ssdt will hurt your system for sure, it injects wrong ig-platform-id (it's used for desktop, not laptop).

Take a screenshot of your "Generic graphics".



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Ok here it is showing that it sees the Intel 4400:

1Ons5iI.jpg

 

And I stand corrected because it's showing me the right resolution, just not allowing me to control the brightness:

 

I'm just waiting on my new wifi card to come in the mail and then I can test out your 7000 Clover guide.

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No new updates as I still can't get that damn Wireless Utility to load - I can connect to the internet all fine and dandy on my school's network using this wifi card because it doesn't require credentials under [Guest Mode] but still unable to use it at home

 

=( =( =(



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If you want to change brightness, you have to patch your dsdt (it's a bit different from dell 7000, but you will figure it yourself).

 

Your graphics is working well.



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I swapped out my wifi for an Atehros 9285, now it shows it as an AirPort which I'm SUPER happy about

 

I tried patching the dsdt for kicks and giggkes, but when I decomplied the .dsl file and loaded it into MaciASL, it shows 3 errors when I compiled so I scratched that whole section



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Find errors and fix it.



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the errors I get:

 

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Delet those lines



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Please post your origin folder (created by pressing F4 at Clover screen), I will merge them to my guide.

 

http://forum.osxlati...allation-guide/



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Here are my patched files, after using MaciASL - Unfortunately they didn't allow me to change resolution or brightness =( oh well! It's still working very well! 

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  • Attached File  DSDT.zip   26.02KB   13 downloads


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Here are my patched files, after using MaciASL - Unfortunately they didn't allow me to change resolution or brightness =( oh well! It's still working very well! 

To change brightness, you have to follow exactly my guide. You will have brightness after having dsdt.aml, ssdt.aml, ssdt-1.aml, ssdt-2.aml and install right kexts.



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lol, I did do it all!

 

but it's ok, I'm really not at that much of a loss w/o brightness - it gives me something to work on at a later date if it actually starts to annoy the hell out of me.



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Gie me the patched folder, I will take a look.



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post #52 brother man



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Remove ssdt-2.aml and rename ssdt-3.aml to ssdt-2.aml, then install ACPIBacklight. Use IORegistryExplorer 2.0 to create a ioreg if it still does not work. Your resolution works in this post: http://www.insanelym...-3#entry2003685



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Tried it - no dice. Attempting the IORegistryExplorer method to create the ioreg 

 

EDIT-----

Attached!

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Use IORegistryExplorer 2.0, not 3.



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do you have a mirror for it? everywhere I look, I can't find a dl for it

 

I can only find DL links for 1.0 & 3.0 - Would you want me to use IOJones>?







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