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***************UPDATE 7/18/2015****************

 

WORKING

-wireless with card found here (https://partstore.co...efurbished.aspx) And kexts in new kext pack from rehabman. Thanks to chuppiejones!

-Battery stat (thanks to srinn for the DSDT edit!!!)

 -bluetooth OOB (no turn off option, might need work)

-brightness and graphic acceleration

-sound (with voodookext from rehabman)

-touch/pen (with stock wacom driver from website)

-Micro SD OOB

-All USB ports OOB

 

 

 

 

NOT WORKING

-volume rocker (i got it to work with one click then after it doesnt work)

-sleep (automatically wakes up)

-SD fullsize (not recognized)

The SD card not working seems like good news and bad news to me, the bad news, it doesnt work, the good news this might be the reason sleep isnt working either. So hopefully we can kill two birds with one stone.

 

 

 

For this install I will be using two USB drives, one as an installer the second to install to.  Alternatively you could create two partitions on the installer USB if its big enough (16gb or larger) and install to the second partition this however will slow down the install.  Later when I have the install stable enough I will extend this guide to make it an internal multi boot guide. Also please note that the USB drive you use seems to be quite important. A fast USB3.0 drive is necessary for the computer to recognize it at boot otherwise it will always boot into windows.  I had trouble with this and could only find a couple drives (very new) that would work, all my older drives werent recognized fast enough to load the clover boot menu.

 

 

 

 

                                                          _____Creating USB INSTALLER_____

 

-Download yosemite from the mac app store
- put a thumb drive into your mac and open disk utility.
-Partition the drive as GUID with MAC os extended journaled format
-name the drive Yosemite
-open terminal and copy and paste this command
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume/Volumes/Yosemite --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --no interaction

 

 

                                                                 Installing clover

 

 

Now open Clover_v2.3k_r3185 (the version im currently using and will include in the zip file), click Continue > Continue > Change Install Location

Select the “Installer” partition you made. 

Click Customize

Select Install for UEFI booting only

select one theme ( I prefer bootcamp)

Under Drivers64UEFI select 

   -EmuVariableUefi-64

   -OsxAptioFixDrv-64

  -PartitionDxe-64

 

Then click install.

 

                                                            Customizing clover with our files

When its finished you will notice a new mounted partition/drive on your computer called EFI, this is the hidden boot partition of your installer drive. 

Navigate to EFI > EFI > CLOVER > kexts

Paste the fakesmc kext included in the zip file into the "10.10" folder and the "other" folder.

Navigate to the EFI > CLOVER > ACPI > Patched and paste all the .aml files from the DSDT folder in the included zip.

Navigate to EFI > CLOVER and overwrite the current config.plist with the config.plist included in the zip file.

 

                                                                   Initial Install

Once finished eject your newly made installer usb drive and plug it into the top usb port on your cintiq (this port seems to work best for me, but maybe im just crazy)  Boot the device holding volume up to enter BIOS.  In bios, go to the "boot" tab and disable all boot options but leave the first one as usb key. Have fast boot disabled.  In "UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities" make sure everything is disabled as well as in "Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities.  Im not sure this is all necessary but this is whats working for me.  Save changes and exit.  Essentially you should disable any internal drive from booting so it will look for your USB key.  However I had issues and it kept booting windows anyway, mostly due to what I assume was a slow USB 2.0 drive.  After switching to only USB3.0 drives and putting them in the top port, i didnt have the issue.  Now when you boot the device it should load into the clover boot screen.  Just select the installer and hit enter.

 

 This should boot into the OS X Yosemite installer without any issues. From here select the drive you want to install to. If you have to go into the disk utility and partition a drive.  

 

                                                                          First boot up!  Woohoo!

When the install is finished the computer will restart. 

Boot back into clover this time selecting the new install.

 

Download the most recent wacom cintiq driver for OSX and put it on your usb drive, install it and you should be good to go.  I will update this with the different files as I make changes and get other things working. Keep in mind not all of this might be necessary and some of the options might not be the best in the config file. If anyone has any input feel free to let me know and I will update.  

 

 

 

Install pack version 3 7-18-2015

Added updated DSDT from srinn for working battery, removed acpiplatform kext

Added kext files for working wifi with aftermarket card thanks to chuppiejones

Attached File  Companion2packV3.zip   2.85MB   164 downloads

 

 

 

Install pack version 2  3-3-2015 ( OUTDATED )

Added sound and battery kexts.  While i understand DSDT editing is the preferred method for battery to work, half way thru the process I found myself considering a gunshot to the face instead.  I have some linux experience but it was just god damn frustrating and time consuming, especially knowing these kexts get the job done.  If anyone wants to go thru with the DSDT edit for the battery I would gladly use/host it here with credit. 

Use kext wizard to install the kexts in the "kexts to install" folder, then repair permissions and rebuild caches.

Attached File  Companion2packV2.zip   2.2MB   64 downloads

 

 

 

Install pack version 1 2-26-2015 ( OUTDATED )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys just wanted to set up a place holder for when I get the guide finished, but here is a video of me successfully running yosemite with full pen (prefpane, hotkey) and touch support!! really excited, finally seeing all the work i did for months on the previous model finally come to fruition is amazing!!

 

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Fantastic - you just made my day. Looking forward to the guide.



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is it any better than the samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T1C? They are both Wacom powered and great for artists, just that this CINTiQ C2 is a lot expensive :/



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Hey guys, just got full acceleration and brightness control.  So far the only things not working are volume rocker (Sound works) and wifi, which has to be swapped out.  Everything else that I can tell is pretty much good to go.  I will have a guide up shortly.  yeah the cintiq companion 2 is leaps and bounds better than the ativ, because the hotkeys on the side work as well as the pro pen. This is really my dream machine, ive been working on this forever!



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Hey guys, just got full acceleration and brightness control.  So far the only things not working are volume rocker (Sound works) and wifi, which has to be swapped out.  Everything else that I can tell is pretty much good to go.  I will have a guide up shortly.  yeah the cintiq companion 2 is leaps and bounds better than the ativ, because the hotkeys on the side work as well as the pro pen. This is really my dream machine, ive been working on this forever!

Amazing, the device tho is expensive and have a low battery up time :/ too bad



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dies palm rejection work ?



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Yes, everything works as it should.  The cintiq software is seeing it as a connected device to a computer. It works amazing.



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Mactabletman this is also like my dream device, thank you so much for your work, it is priceless. Have you found a solution to get the wifi working ? That's the only annoying thing about it.

 

I'm an electrical engineer, don't know if I can be of any help. I'm still waiting for Wacom to release the Broadwell (enhanced) version though...



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Mactabletman this is also like my dream device, thank you so much for your work, it is priceless. Have you found a solution to get the wifi working ? That's the only annoying thing about it.

 

I'm an electrical engineer, don't know if I can be of any help. I'm still waiting for Wacom to release the Broadwell (enhanced) version though...

You may need to change the wifi card as it may be unsupported by OS X :)



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Hi midi, thank you for your answer if I've understood well this new cintiq OSx86 has been possible thank to your knowledge and work so thank you also for that :yes: .

 

Sure I saw the video of mactabletman on youtube unmounting it to install ram , he had a Wifi module for replacement too but the new wifi module is smaller and seems to have a different connector.

 

Do you know a Wifi module that would work with OS X and compatible with this connector ? I guess OS X only support specific list of Wifi chipset and we just have to find one that has the right form factor and connector. Do you have a list of these compatible chipsets ? (I guess I could do a bit of search here and find them)

 

If we don't find and adequate one on the market and if we manage to find the data signals on the motherboard connector side, I might be able to do a PCB layout for one and get it assembled in China. I live in HK which is near Shenzhen, I also have experience in designing PCBs with Wifi.

 

This new cintiq companion on OSX if fully functional (wifi is really the last crucial thing) would be even better than a mod book pro, can't wait to get it.

 

P.S.: Indeed R.I.P VAIO I still remember buying a PCG-C1 XN 15 years ago I loved it so much.



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The wifi card has the NGFF M.2 form factor. Check this thread for further details: http://www.insanelym...wireless-cards/



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Hi midi, thank you for your answer if I've understood well this new cintiq OSx86 has been possible thank to your knowledge and work so thank you also for that :yes: .

 

Sure I saw the video of mactabletman on youtube unmounting it to install ram , he had a Wifi module for replacement too but the new wifi module is smaller and seems to have a different connector.

 

Do you know a Wifi module that would work with OS X and compatible with this connector ? I guess OS X only support specific list of Wifi chipset and we just have to find one that has the right form factor and connector. Do you have a list of these compatible chipsets ? (I guess I could do a bit of search here and find them)

 

If we don't find and adequate one on the market and if we manage to find the data signals on the motherboard connector side, I might be able to do a PCB layout for one and get it assembled in China. I live in HK which is near Shenzhen, I also have experience in designing PCBs with Wifi.

 

This new cintiq companion on OSX if fully functional (wifi is really the last crucial thing) would be even better than a mod book pro, can't wait to get it.

 

P.S.: Indeed R.I.P VAIO I still remember buying a PCG-C1 XN 15 years ago I loved it so much.

Thaks, but that's not my work at all :|



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Hi Alex.daoud thank you, this is very helpful. Just have to find and mount a BCM94352Z NGFF M.2.

 

Just waiting for the cintiq broadwell to be in stock then !



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Hey alexway! Glad to see you here and as passionate about this project as I! I have been looking to make something like this happen since I worked on the samsung 7 slate years ago, but nothing ever fit the bill as perfectly as this. I agree this is a modbook killer as it has hotkeys, touchscreen, actual wacom hardware, and is half the price!!! From what I understand this is the only option as far as wifi, but you might want to double check also its hard to come by and expensive. I will eventually buy it im sure but for now im going to use a cheap usb dongle. 

http://www.amazon.co...ords=BCM94352Z 

alex.daoud, thanks for the help!  Midi! great to see you again! If i recall correctly you helped me get the graphics acceleration on the last cintiq!  I have battery and sound working, i will update the guide in a minute for you guys with whats working and what needs work.



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Hi mactabletman, good to see we are on the same wavelength. Yes no hotkeys and no touch screen is really making the modbook less attractive.

 

I've also understood that the BCM94352Z NGFF M.2. is the only option at the time for Yosemite, a bit expensive but still cheap compared to the modbook. Can't wait to get my hands on the Cintiq Companion 2 now.

 

Do you think that your guide will work out of the box on the broadwell version or you can see some part that would need to be modified ?



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Hey alexway! Glad to see you here and as passionate about this project as I! I have been looking to make something like this happen since I worked on the samsung 7 slate years ago, but nothing ever fit the bill as perfectly as this. I agree this is a modbook killer as it has hotkeys, touchscreen, actual wacom hardware, and is half the price!!! From what I understand this is the only option as far as wifi, but you might want to double check also its hard to come by and expensive. I will eventually buy it im sure but for now im going to use a cheap usb dongle.
http://www.amazon.co...ords=BCM94352Z
alex.daoud, thanks for the help! Midi! great to see you again! If i recall correctly you helped me get the graphics acceleration on the last cintiq! I have battery and sound working, i will update the guide in a minute for you guys with whats working and what needs work.

Wut???? :shock: really??! I don't remember that! :o anyway, good for you :D I'm gonna buy the Samsung Ativ smart PC pro, looks outdated, but it does the work and not as pain in the ass as this Centiq :P and have a longer battery life :)

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alexway. Thats actually a good question and i was wondering the same. Hopefully it all works right out of the box. Are there any macs with similar processors? midi thats a great idea. The ativ is a great ps and very under rated. still use mine! The only downside is the lack of hotkeys but if you get a little keyboard you should be good.



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Hey, this is great news! Time to get rid of my CC1 :) I spend last week trying to get the Wacom driver to work, but no luck 'till yet. If anyone knows how to inject new USB product-id's, I'd be pleased to hear. The Wacom driver doesn't read them from a info.plist...

 

But, tell me, which model of the Companion 2 do you use? Obviously you can upgrade memory and harddrive, the cpu likely not :) Did you already do some benchmarking on the tablet? I'm not sure yet which model to choose.

 

What about the screen rotation. Does it work? And can you still use it as a regular Cintiq on a desktop? Or is it independent of the os/software?

 

I'm really excited about this!! This is like the perfect tool to work with :)



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Hey atmark, Your name looks familiar, what forum do I know you from? Anyway, welcome to the project! As for screen rotation it used to work on macs but it was taken out a long time ago. I imagine something can be written to take advantage of the sensors, for now you can use an app that manually rotates it, so yes its rotatable but you have to do it by hand instead of it being auto.  The cintiq mode im not sure about yet. I had it connected to my macbook while both were on OSX then I turned the cintiq off and my macbook turned black then displayed the screen as a secondary screen like the cintiq was using the primary desktop. Then when I turned the cintiq back on it said that the drive had been ejected from my macbook (Which was connected to the cintiq) meaning a lot of the cintiq mode is internally hardware dependent and we might be able to hack the driver or write something up. Hopefully! I went into windows this morning and stored all the device ids, I will dig around in the ioreg files of OSX later tomorrow, unfortunately now I have to sleep, then school then work. 



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I assume it recognizes and works with an external USB hard drive?







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