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andrew mccormick

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  1. w520 cannot get audio to work

    Well for the first time I have sound from speakers and headphones!!! Not sure if it matters but I noticed that some of the VoodooHDA packages install VoodooHdaSettingsLoader.app 1.2 . So I removed that kext as well as the prefpane and voodoohda.kext. rebuilt the cache, reset. Installed the 2.8.4 package from here: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/1194-voodoohda-2-8-4-pkg-installer/ , added PrimaryMatch key. rebuilt cache and restarted.. and boom. Microphone works as well. Not sure about HDMI, but don't really care as I can always switch over to win7 if I need to output something to HDMI The only thing I can imagine is that it was that settingsloader.app as I haven't noticed that or tried removing it in the past. Sometimes it just takes talking it out to make you stop and think. I just hate posting before I've exhausted everything I can think of. Thanks for the help!
  2. w520 cannot get audio to work

    I don't know much about the DSDT, but I don't think so. the only thing I've done to any of the DSDTs I've tried is add the HDEF section many of the tutorials say to add in Device (HDEF) { Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000) Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (Package (0x02) { 0x0D, 0x05 }) } Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x06) { "hda-gfx", Buffer (0x0A) { "onboard-1" }, "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x1C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (Zero) {} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } Also attached is my current dsdt.aml dsdt.aml.zip
  3. w520 cannot get audio to work

    something interfering is the only thing I can think of, I just don't know where or what is different than when I was changing before and got it to work (It took a bunch of trial and error to get it to half way work before). Basically each time I would install the pkg file or if it was just a kext I would use Kext wizard to install the Kext. I would then patch the info.plist file with my device-vendor id. Then I would rebuild the cache using Kext Wizard. I would go to system preferences and click on the VoodooHDA prefpane to see if it worked. If it didn't work, I would restart. If it still didn't work, I would try a different combination of the Classmatch and Primarymatch, each time rebuilding the cache and restarting. If it still didn't work, then I would delete the kext by deleting it from S/L/E. I would then rebuild the cache, install the next version of VoodooHDA, and repeat the cycle over again. Hence why it's taken my days of trial and error trying every combination I can think of.
  4. w520 cannot get audio to work

    Thanks again for the quick reply. I've tried about every version of voodoohda I can find. I believe it was v 2.8.4 that worked (at least for the headphones) before specifically that I got from here:http://www.osx86.net/files/file/3713-voodoohda-with-working-mic-for-lenovo-u510/ . However I can't get it to work at all again. In fact as you can see from my current info.plist, I currently have 2.8.4 installed. -where do you see me throwing the arch=i386 not flag? I don't see that in my chameleon.boot.plist .
  5. w520 cannot get audio to work

    Thanks for the quick reply. - As far as I know, there is no way to disable audio with the stock BIOS. - mountain lion - installed in s/l/e
  6. w520 cannot get audio to work

    Finally frustrated and ready to ask for help after about 5 days of trying to get this working. I had audio on my headphone ports one day, but got greedy and tried a different version of voodoohda (unfortunately didn't back up settings before then) and have been back at nothing working for the last couple days. System: Lenovo w520 with Conexant 20672 OS: iAtkos ML2 -- Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Bootloader: Chimera Boot Kernel Flags: darkwake=0 -v PCIRootUID=1 dart=0 Error: Whenever I click on VoodooHDA prefpane I get "No VoodooHDA Devices Detected" Steps: - I have tried almost every version of VoodooHDA I can find. The two main guides for the w520 (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/273621-guide-os-x-lion-on-thinkpad-w520/ and http://hackintosh-forum.de/wiki/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_W520) both use voodooHDA 2.7.2) . I have also used the DSDT associated with both of those post to no avail. -also tried this voodooHDA (and the appleHDA associated with it) http://www.osx86.net/files/file/810-applehda-and-voodoohda-for-cx20588/ -also tried all the voodooHDA's in ##### -and this one: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/3713-voodoohda-with-working-mic-for-lenovo-u510/ (i'm almost 100% sure this is the one that worked before). -and probably a few more that I don't remember where I got them - I also have tried each with separate DSDTs from here (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/273621-guide-os-x-lion-on-thinkpad-w520/ and http://hackintosh-forum.de/wiki/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_W520) both use voodooHDA 2.7.2) - I have added my device-vendor ID as PrimaryMatch and as the ClassMatch, just as the Classmatch (without primary match row), and leaving Classmatch as same while adding PrimaryMatch Row. -i have used various device ids (see screenshots below to see my devices) { 0x506e14f1, 0x0bea10de, 0x1c208086 <- this is the one that worked } - I have added the HDEF section to my DSDT after trying it without. - I have done every combination of everything above. As I said, this has been a while of just working on the sound. Everything else works great! When the sound did work in my headphones that one time, it sounded great. I just got greedy and wanted my speakers to work since a lot of others seem to have gotten it to work. Each time I install a new version of voodoohda (either by the pkg file or KextWizard to install Kext) I rebuild the cahce, and restart. -Attached are screen shots of my devices in OS X and Windows 7, also my current dsdt, my mesg.txt, current version of voodoohda.kext, current appleHdadisabler.kext, and my current info.plist from current voodoohda.kext. Any help would be great. I can use my system fine without audio because I mainly program and write code, but it just feels weird not to hear the little dings and clicks. thanks for any help! dmesg.txt dsdt.aml.zip AppleHDADisabler.kext.zip VoodooHDA.kext.zip
  7. secondary hard drive on w520

    ok. I'm pretty sure that I cannot boot any NTFS volumes because I have to boot in safe boot. So my next venture is to get out of living in safe boot. FYI. For those newbies like me that may be searching. You cannot mount an NTFS volume in OS X when booting with safe boot (-x). I finally got out of having to boot with -x by adding the tag 'dart=0'. I can now boot with no problem. Still have no sound, but feels good to boot normal.
  8. secondary hard drive on w520

    I've now realized that I can only read disk that are formatted HFS . I've tried several hard drives both sata and usb, as well as some flash drives. None of them are readable in OS X unless I format HFS. I have tried both formatting in Windows using Paragon Disk manager and in Mac OS. I can't even mount Fat32 in OS X. Disk utility always sees the drives, but always gives me an error when I try to mount. frustrating :/
  9. secondary hard drive on w520

    I have iAtkos ML2 installed on my w520. I partitioned my primary ssd with Paragon disk manager so I still have my Win 7 installed, while having OS X on the second partition. Surprisingly it works fine (besides that I have to boot with -x every time and have no sound, but it works and I'm don't care about sound right now). I use my secondary drive bay to house my storage hdd, which of course is formatted NTFS. Whenever I'm in OS X, it sees the drive in Disk Utility, however it will not mount it. It tells me to run first-aid on it . So I verified the disk, which told me to run repair. Repair disk finished, but it still will not let me mount the drive. Any ideas on what I need to do to get this drive to mount. It would be wicked to be able to access the data on that drive when I'm on the windows side and OS X side. thanks for any help.