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Hi,
Here a guide to install El Capitan on the Dell Latitude E6230.

specs:
- core I5-3320 2.6Ghz
- Intel HD4000
- intel 7 series
- network intel
- wifi AR928x (not original wifi card)
- audio IDT 92HD93

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not working:
- wifi/BT (need card replacement)

working:
- audio
- built-in multi screen (hdmi)
- powermanagement
- brightness
- hdmi port
- usb
- wired network
- trackpad (two fingers)
- battery statut

Not working:
- hdmi audio (should work with Voodoohda)
- brightness FN keys (dsdt fn keys for dell e6410 should work)

1/ CREATE USB INSTALLER

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2/ INSTALL CLOVER
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Add HFSPlus.efi

3/ CLOVER CONFIG FILE
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Copy fakeSMC.kext in:
- /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/Others
- /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.10
- /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.11

4/ BIOS CONFIGURATION:

Your Bios must be in A06 to A11 version, lower or upper bios version are not recommended.

Before, plug the USB installer on a usb port.
Press F12 at startup, then select Bios Configuration.
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Others value are normaly configured by default.

5/ INSTALLATION:

You can install Mac OS X from the USB installer to the target drive, but on reboot on freshly installed system, the USB port, will not be recognised.
So, you will not be able to configure your account and reach the desktop.

We need to patch the DSDT from an other Mac/Hackintosh computer.
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6/ DSDT PATCHES:
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7/ POST INSTALLATION:
Here, replug the USB installer on your Dell E6230, select the freshly installed mac os x to boot.
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8/ SSDT PATCHES:
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9/ OTHERS
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10/ PACK FILES:
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11/ TRACKPAD ISSUE:
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El Capitan is 10.11. I have a Dell Latitude E6220 which is the smaller version of yours, and I have a few disaggrements here:

+ No trackpad issues for me

+ Brightness Fn keys works but is hardware-based not software-based. Changing the brightness setting in the bios can permanently disable brightness Fn keys.

+ Why stay at the lower bios version ? My bios is A13 and I don't have any strange issues aside from the brightness fn keys and an unknown key pressed rapidly at boot sometimes ( which is not a big deal, press another key and it's gone )



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El Capitan is 10.11. I have a Dell Latitude E6220 which is the smaller version of yours, and I have a few disaggrements here:

disaggrements, so much ? :)

+ No trackpad issues for me

Well, first time i have this issue. the trackpad is workind good when on bios.
Maybe something wrong (bad caches, dual voodoops2 like in clover and L/E, old version, ... i have to check)

 

+ Brightness Fn keys works but is hardware-based not software-based. Changing the brightness setting in the bios can permanently disable brightness Fn keys.

what ? i just think than i have to patch the dsdt to activate this FN keys, like i done for my E6410.
fn keys are enabled in bios, brightness too, and also brightness is working.

read : - brightness FN keys (dsdt fn keys for dell e6410 should work)

BTW, mapping keyboard is "hardware-based" or more "software-based" ? because the keyboard is working, so the hardware part is working.

 

+ Why stay at the lower bios version ? My bios is A13 and I don't have any strange issues aside from the brightness fn keys and an unknown key pressed rapidly at boot sometimes ( which is not a big deal, press another key and it's gone )

Really, i don't know, but somes got trouble with A14 and UEFI boot.
I haven't tested by myself.
I just said "not recommended", i haven't said that will not works !
But, you have strange issue with your A13, so, if someone intend to update his bios before installing mac, i just say that will not be usefull and that's not recommended.
So he better stay with his actual bios version.

BTW, why update bios to have "strange issues" ?

Well, this dell E6230 is not mine, and i bring it back to his owner, i got only one evening to perform the installation.
Missing time, not all is perfect (like hdmi audio, trackpad, fn keys).

But if you have tips, please, share.
Just say "i have dissagrements" doesn't help.

 

Maybe i will read your E6220 install guide, if you have done one ? do you ?

 

thank you anyway !

:)



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Topic title is wrong: it says E6320 (i.e. the 13" SandyBridge/HD3000 model) when the guide is about the E6230 (i.e. the 12" IvyBridge/HD4000 model). Once the OP amends the topic title, he will avoid some inevitable confusion and "disagreements" (single s, single g, double e) like vusun123's understandable yet erroneous comparison with E6220 and for which latest BIOS A13 bears, indeed, no issue whatsoever (see my sig)...

 

With the E6230, BIOS is Ok up to version A11, not beyond. If downgrading for Hackintosh purposes, one must 1st revert to a much older version like A03 before upgrading to A11 max.

 

VoodooHDA does not support HDMI audio. You need the patched AppleHDA kext for that. There are IDT 92HD93 patches flying around, no big deal to patch the vanilla AppleHDA kext whatever the (recent) OS X release installed (Mav/Yos/EC).

 

There are full guides at OSXL for these E6x20/E6x30 models.

 

NB: Fn-<key> combinations are ACPI controlled so DSDT/SSDT code can be written to program the correct event key combinations. There are guides/tutos on this. It's kinda "advanced" stuff…



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Title ang tag edited !

 

bad form of the code area for dsdt patch, edited to have a working copy/paste.

 

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You've not mentioned it but I take it you don't actually have Sleep working on that E6230, do you?



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This computer is not mine.
I got it for 2 days only.
The owner may borow it to me.
I'll try to look at it.
I think have tested it and have it working (not sure).

Why do you think it is not working ?

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Well... the text file inside your pack that says "Sleep is not working"... which is confirmed when I use your posted DSDT.



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Do you have tips to have it working ?

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It's a simple matter of applying Rehabman's "USB _PRW" DSDT patch. Or you simply manually edit the EHCx/XHC/GLAN/HDEF devices so that their _PRW method returns (0x--, 0x00) as opposed to say (0x--, 0x03) or (0x--, 0x04).



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Thank you very much.



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Did that work for you truongphu178? 



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http://forum.osxlati...-capitansierra/

 

There are Clover-based guides too at the same place.







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