Hello all. Hopefully there's still some smart people around who dealt with this problem with everyone else... I'm bringing a new model to the table I believe.
I have a Precision M6300 w/Quadro FX3600m 512 video, Core2Dup 2.4, 4GB RAM, basically loaded save for Blue-Ray and the fingerprint reader
I'm very close to getting it all working on Kalyway 10.5.2 I'll be picking up a Dell 1505 card to replace the Intel 4965 that isn't supported (and don't think it ever will be with encryption). Using a Belkin stick in the interim. Video works perfectly with stock nvidia 512 driver. Running vanilla kernel. 2-finger scroll working. Ethernet - I don't care. Broadcom 57xx. Sound is a 9205.
I tried all sorts of patches and finally one of the kexts from this thread fired it up. I don't know if the whole codec patch did anything, the kext from here is what got it going. I have vol up/down/mute working, and I see it autoswitch in SysPrefs. Works fine with headphone connector. Speakers NOT working.
I downloaded a Ubuntu live CD. Confirmed speakers work. Mounted XP and Leopard drives in Read-Only. Awesome. Did the dump, its attached. Dropped that in to the 1.8 patcher, repair permissions and reboot. Lost everything save for vol up/down. Overwrote kext as instructed and rebooted. I'm back in the same spot - no mic in or internal speakers working.
I'm going to compare a bit to the codec dumps from here as well as plist files I guess and see what I can come up with, but I'm starting cold in terms of figuring out how all this works so any help would be appreciated.
I'll FedEx good Canadian beer to anyone who can get it working for me !
PS: Note to anyone else trying to install Kalyway 10.5.2 to this laptop... It appears to fail on boot of the DVD. Boot it up and wait for it to stop. Go on a date, or take the kids to the park, or mow your lawn. Come back, and it has about a 50% chance of being at the "Choose a language" screen. Other times it will just fail. I've successfully booted it twice ... YMMV.
Edit: Forgot to attach dump.