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Ingwie Phoenix

Ingwie Phoenix

Member Since 08 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2013 01:41 PM

Topics I've Started

Brightness on HD 4000

23 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Oh yeah, the ever-frustrating brightness, is it not? ._.


So I tried a BUNCH of topics to solve my issue - here are the links to each:

In Topic: [Guide] Backlight + Brightness for Intel 8086:0046 (1st gen HD) (GMA 5700MHD)

In Topic: ACPI Backlight Driver

In Topic: ACPIBrightness level Fix problem


...result? Zero.


My PNLF device exists, and works, and changes brightness...without a kext. BUT. It stays incredibly dark. Only when my screen wakes,  from sleep, it suddenly decides to work again...errrrm, yeah? >.>


So, in the second link, I just recently posted my DSDT, though I realized I have a duplicate of the _DSM method...I might reupload my DSDT at some point and put a link into my signature. Whatever.


Anybody who can give me a working solution would be a hero in my eyes.


Im not too dumb to work with scripts and learned to understand my DSDT. But I am still new on that one.



Regards, Ingwie

Sony Vaio Duo 11: Fixing Brigntness, Sleep, USB3, Touchscreen?

31 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

Hello everyone!


I am sharing the DSDT that DSDT Editor was able to extract for me.

I have a near-complete installation, I am just missing small things like the brightness, USB 3, Sleep and to somehow disable the touchscreen since it is acting up the OS.


I know that, for brightness, I need to add a PNLF (or similar...) device. But I am not able to spot my screen - I only find GFX0, but I am unable to idendify my screen like LCD0.


The same comes in for sleep - when I select the Stand-By option from the shutdown-dialog it does indeed go down, but when I press the On/Off button again, it seems to crash as it tries to wake up, then completely reboots and prints me an error message in the dialog "The system wasnt shut down properly". But due to my Impairment, I am unable to actually read the error report :/


For USB 3, I installed "GenericXHCI" - or something like that - but it didn't work as well. Furthermore, if I make the OS boot with caches (In clover, "NoCaches"=>false) then I actualy loose my 2nd USB hub which correspondents to the actual ports on the device where I could plug in a device.


I also have to use NullCPU because the OS doesnt seem tor eally like my processor - but idendifies it completely correctly as an intel i5. O.o


I hope somebody is able to help me. :)


My setup:

Mashine: Vaio Duo 11 (SVD1121X--)

Processor: Intel i5 (1,7GHz, dual-core)


Graphics: Intel HD 4000

Screen (/ Touchscreen): some 1920-like resolution, its a retina-display, because when I reduce the actual screen resolution, the image litterally appears multiple times. It's 11" widescreen

Boot: UEFI. Using CloverEFI

Boot-args: slide=0


Regards, Ingwie!


PS: Since uploading doesnt work at all since I am "not permitted": http://ingwiephoenix.tk/DSDT.aml

Applying DSDT patches to Clover

28 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hey everyone!


I have managed to get Mac OS X 10.8.4 working on a Vaio Duo 11 and have used the Clover EFI bootloader since I really didn't want to return to BIOS/MBR booting after having gotten used to UEFI/GPT booting ^^;.


Now, I have the issue that my screen is recognized as an external monitor. So when I sleep my Hackintosh, the screen stays all bright - thus, I can't change the brightness at all.


Here are some of the details that I know of about the Vaio:

Name: Vaio Duo 11

Version: SVD1121X9EB

Graphics: Intel HD 4000


CPU: Intel i5

HD: 128GB SSD (currently 3 partitions, GPT/GUID)

Ethernet: Some Realtek, its recognized properly

WiFi: an Intel WIFI card...I heared I can not get this one to work in OS X which is kinda bad.

Screen is a retina display - it can do some 1900-something resolution, and its an 11" one.


The clover instructions have been confusing me forth and back. I can't figure out where to playe the DSDT file, and especially, I can't really tell what the piece of DSDT means.

The bit of DSDT I found here: http://www.insanelym...brightnesskext/



Also I must say, very nice forum here =).


Regards, Ingwie!

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235

10 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

Hey everyone.


I have a Sony Vaio Duo 11 - and appearently, it comes with the driver named in the title. I have the system itself fully set up. Ethernet behaves a little strange although I have installed all the drivers - and appearently I dont have osund and brightness just yet.


But what bugs me most is the WiFi.


Does anyone know a way I can get my hands on this device's driver?


Regards Ingwie.

Sony Vaio Duo 11

10 July 2013 - 01:30 AM

Hello everyone!


First of all, I'd really like to say thanks to all these that contribute to this "scene" - or as it was said int he quiz, "hobby". 

Yestarday, I bought a Vaio duo 11 to side with my MacBook and I knew about hackintosh, so I had all the resources - especially, a real mac :) - just at hand, and tried everything out.


Here are my results:

Prepairing a usb device with myHack: Works like a charm. But you seriously must make sure you use MBR. Otherwise, it's acting funny. Thus, make sure you DISABLE intel VT and XHPI mode in BIOS. But once that is done, it just...boots.


Installing Clover to a GPT formatted drive: Yes, works, but not OOB. To get Clover to boot, do this:

1. Download the Clover EFI package.

2. Start the installer, click "Select volume" and then your volume, then click next. 

3. Now click customize. Here, you gotta check "Install to ESP", "Drivers64" and under themes, check the "metal" theme - it's the default. You may check another theme as well so you have an option later. I recommend bootcamp, its very nice for your eyes and if you used a mac before, its just like "Aha!".

4. Now we gotta edit the EFI files. Since a sort of "bug" in the clover installer, it lets the EFI partition stay mounted...which it actually shouldn't imo. Anyway, we can use that fact for something good. ( In case it didn't stay mounted, read my footnotes below. ) Open your Finder, and open the EFI partition. Or, press CMD+SHIFT+G and type /Volumes/EFI and hit ENTER. In there, open the EFI folder and create a new folder called BOOT. In this folder, you'll copy the files CLOVERX64.efi, CLOVERIA32.efi AND the config.plist file. Now rename the CLOVER files into boot - i.e.: BOOTX64.efi.

If you installed a different theme, like the bootcamp one, open config.plist BEFORE you copy your files, edit the Theme setting and THEN copy the file into the BOOT folder.

5. You should end up with a structure like this:









Now, plug the device into your Vaio, press the ASSIST key, select "Boot from external" and Clover should pop up.


However, when I use clover to boot, I get stuck at a "Waiting for root device" message - it obviously waits for a device. Its the same error that occured to some other people, and it is actulyl the only message in which you'll see a piece of XML! However, it looks like it has troubble with some drivers. I sadly don't have all the myHack drivers at hand, nor do I know how to install them myself.

By the way, I used an entirely vanilla install of OS X. I used the one I bought from the App Store. Thus, I placed the Extras folder that is put into the drive's root by myhack into my clover folder into kexts/10.8 - of course, i moved the contents of the folder into the one i just mentioned, otherwise it wouldnt work...afaik o.o;



As soon as I manage to get this working, Ill inform you. Again, when I legacy-boot Mac with chamelion and the image created by myHack, it works like a charm. I just didnt install it because I dont want to wipe my windows just yet :P



Regards, Ingwie Phoenix




I managed to determine how myHack installed the image...and what mistake I did. You have to restore from InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first - then copy al the files fromt he root of InstallESD.dmg into the device as well. In other words, merge InstallESD and BaseSystem. Also, use myHack and run myFix to integrate all the missing kexts. that totally worked for me. I am now EFI booiting OS X. Touchscreen - who didnt expect it? - doesnt work. Stylus does, but with some oddities. Wifi isnt recognized yet. I dont know about the rest yet. Also, to boot up, you need to use Safe Mode (3rd entry in Clover when hiting spacebar on the OS X icon.)

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