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In Topic: [MiniGuide] LION 10.7.3/4 on HP NC6400 (VGA Intel) & NC4400

02 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

hi mattcurtis, about your installation method... I didn't use iAtkos L2 but only original DVD applying the above kext. About sleep, I resolved using a custom DSDT instead fo sleepenabler (this one depends from OSX level: one for 10.7.1, one for 10.7.2 etc etc). I noticed that sometimes when I wake up it from sleep, I lost bluetooth functionality. When you upgrade your os, be sure to reapply the right kext. GMA950 it's native (32bit) in OSX. Glad to hear about a succefully 10.7.5 update. Normally I use Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on my nc4400 and not more Lion. With 10.6.7 I didn't ever seen a KP!!! Really rock solid. Don't forget to vote my Poll.
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In Topic: [MiniGuide] SL 10.6.7 on IBM Lenovo T61 (VGA x3100) Type 6466-64G

20 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

thank's Dude

Hy Husaber, nice picture!!!! Could you please share your method to have a working LION on this model? Which kexts, DSDT etc have you used? Could you write a small miniguide in somewhere to help people? Thank you for your link from the "bay" about your DMG complete of all. I will try it when I will find a sata HDD to test.

To be honest I don't like so much LION in particular way on our "old" kind of hardware. I haven't tested it on Lenovo but I have installed it on some HP. I have found this OS not so brillant as Snow Leopard and during some apps it was intricate. The same notebook with Snow Leopard 10.6.7 (not the 10.6.8) appears more ready and fast. For that reason I have tried directly with OSX 10.6.7 on lenovo T61.

I would like to know if you can compare Snow Leopard and LION on this T61 and share your impressions.....

Thank you

I'm attempting this guide with a T61 7661 model, and getting kernel panic's unless I boot in safe mode (-x via the bootloader).
Will post some more details later. Not sure if there is enough difference in specs from your model and my 7661.

Hi Jakes, model 7661 seems (from google) the same as mine and in particular way the graphics card is Intel. About your problems, please check boot with arguments:

arch=i386 -v -f

please post a picture of your KP so I can see something that you are not recognizing. If you are able, try to post a complete picture, in other words from the first line to the last one.

VoodooPS2Controller is imcompatible with ApplePS2Controller.kext, appleacpips2nub.kext..... and similar (now I don't remember). Maybe you have one of them.

if your problem seems to be VoodooPS2Controller, remove it and try to "consolidate" the OSX caches using something like:
sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions

be sure to have USB mouse and USB Keyboard!!!! eh eh eh

Let me know


In Topic: [MiniGuide] LION 10.7.3/4 on HP NC6400 (VGA Intel) & NC4400

11 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

Edit 1: I'm not able to make it work using 10.7.1
Using 10.7.3, it seems to work but I always get kernel panics on some kext to I need to figure out what is problematic (Your version of VoodooHDA and VoodooBattery and the APCIs don't work on my computer or give me kernel panics).

Hi jitee, first of all I haven't an NC6400 ati vga version, but I think that it's almost the same hardware resource.

Try to post here a picture of the variuos KP and at which step it appears.

The main kexts that you need are:
- AppleACPIPlatform.kext: original 10.7.3 kext that included under Plugins folder the AppleACPIThermal.kext from a tiger version. This plugins control the CPU fan to reduce itself based on temperature. Without this, my CPU FAN rotates always at maximum.
- FakeSMC.kext: the most important one. This kext provided in my ZIP, it's an old one (ver. 2 or 3, I don't remeber now). You can quite use a newer FakeSMC from here http://www.projectos...findpost&p=7288 . I have update mine to 4.2 version with these other plugins: ACPISensors.kext, IntelCPUMonitor.kext by this way you could use HWMonitor.app too.
- IONetworkingFamily.kext: kext that included under Plugins Folder the AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext which I have modified using an HEX editor for our Wired Lan ethernet port. For MAC address you will need to add it manually at every startup
- IOPCIFamily.kext: a patched kext to enable the internal PCI addressing of south-bridge
- Patched_10.7_AppleRTC.kext: I don't know exactly what it's meaning, but it appears on almost every Lion's guide!!
- VoodooPowerMini.kext: this kext "enables" the SpeedSteep features without fix the DSDT part or enabling P/C states.
- VoodooPS2Controller.kext: This kext enable TouchPad and Keyboard (not the trackpad)
- VoodooHDA-2.6.2.pkg: it installs the VoodooHDA.kext and Voodoo pref panel. This is the only one that natively enable the internal MIC and 2 external jack without rebuild manually the codec. Install it and you are ok with the sound. IMPORTANT: it's INCOMPATIBLE with AppleHDA.kext and similar. Be sure to don't have any AppleHDA or other VoodooHDA under S/L/E before install it. The presence of AppleHDA or Azalia Kext, generate KP on start-up. If so, attach the HDD to another MAC and delete all audio Kext or try to start using '-s' or other way.

- VoodooBattery.kext:it enables Battery ICON on menu bar. It's better to use AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext attached on my first post
- IOPCMCIAFamily.kext, ApplePCCard16ATA.kext and ApplePCCardATA.kext are used ONLY for enable your PCMCIA slot and using a PCMCIA card Reader for SD you can manage your memory stick instead of internal Card Reader (Texas Instruments).

Usually, the mistake is to boot in 64bit mode. Our notebook doesn't work in 64bit mode. Be aware!!!!. You must be sure to boot in 32bit (arch=i386)



In Topic: [MiniGuide] LION 10.7.3/4 on HP NC6400 (VGA Intel) & NC4400

07 June 2012 - 05:28 AM

Hi Jitee, good work!!! MacBook info are stored in config.plist file. I have used MacBook 2,1 because this seems more near to my hardware. If Clover recognize your one better as 3.1 you can update Config.plist with new informations (u can use Chameleon Wizard to generate a good smbios.plist and then update Config.plist according to that).
About DSDT, please replace in /EFI/ACPI/patched the DSDT.aml (intel VGA card) with other one that I have attached below (experimental DSDT with the same fixes but for NC6400 with ATI cards. It's Experimental because I haven't a NC6400 with ATI). By this way you should gain the Bluetooth device too (I don't see it from your picture).
About the FAN, I had the same problem (high speed FAN rotation) till I have applied an old Kext from tiger: AppleACPIThermal.kext. This kext is located under Plugins folder of AppleACPIPlatform.kext. provided with my original ZIP (SLE.zip). I noticed that it works well when FakeSMC.kext (also the last 4.2.0 version), VoodooPowerMini.kext are loaded. All these kext together permit a good speedstep (and temperature control).
I have noticed too that sometime they seem to be loaded but they are not completely, so I have tried to execute a rebuilding command from terminal after Kext Utility, something like this:

sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions

About this please read: http://thedotnetter..../tag/kextcache/

In other words:
- Use the DSDT attached below
- If you want change your smbios.plist information (not so necessary)
- Re-run Kext Utility
- Launch the above command (to update and use right kext cache on startup boot procedure)
- Reboot

The EFI.zip provided some previous post is my working /EFI folder with the right cloveria. If you want. you can overwrite your one (created using Clover installer) and then replace the DSDT your your etc

Let me know your experiences

Please don't forget to partecipate to the thread poll.


In Topic: [MiniGuide] LION 10.7.3/4 on HP NC6400 (VGA Intel) & NC4400

06 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

Hi JiTee, uhmm strange your notebook behavior!!!!

1) Have you MBR partition table? Right?
2) Could you please attach your: 'diskutil list' (as in my last post)
3) Could you please attach a screen-shot or report here which options you choose during Clover installation pakage?
4) Because of your VGA card (ATI and not Intel!!!) be sure to use the right DSDT. In my zip I have Intel version (not ATI). Maybe something related to that.
5) Which BIOS version has your notebook?
6) Have you used my EFI zipped on previous file?
7) I invite you to disable "Dual core" on BIOS instead of using cpus=1

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