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  1. The laptop in question: Acer TravelMate 8472 TM8472 (Model: ZQ3) The manufacturer specifications: Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz TurboBoost to 2.93GHz 3MB L3 Cache with the embedded First Generation Intel HD Graphics IronLake, no nVidia graphics (Dissembling the machine clearly shows where it would be installed for the higher end option) The display resolution issue was resolved by following this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/286092-guide-1st-generation-intel-hd-graphics-qeci/ The display - AU Optronics AUO313C B140XW03 V1 - was found to be a LVDS by searching for the Product Specification PDF as, again, Debian did not want to do " sudo intel_reg_dumper " and a lot of hopping from safe boot to regular boot through the GRUB2 and Chameleon bootloaders I found that Alternative 1 and 2 1X works but Alternative 1 gives me some really cool looking unintended gitched after effects "You're weird." I know. 14.0" 16:9 HD LED backlit LCD (specifically a AU Optronics AUO313C B140XW03 V1 - Thank you, HWiNFO64 !) 4GB DDR3 Memory [it has been swapped out for the maximum that it can handle of 8GB] 320GB HDD (Western Digital, I wouldn't have it any other way...) The original has been swapped out with a same size to preserve the OEM recovery partitions unfortunately both of them are 5400RPM ("Why don't you go SSD?" I know the technology has become better but I still do not have a whole lot of trust in it - If you want to argue about it, sorry, Imma gonna ignore it. If it works, why change it) DVD-Super Multi DL Drive This fine dime will drive you nuts... there is a designated system managed eject button, much like on an actual Mac, that is next to the second wireless switching button. Do not press eject as the laptop is first booting up unless you want it to lockup before or during the BIOS boot screen "Acer Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n" 6-cell Li-ion battery VERY NICE - NO MATTER WHAT OS I AM RUNNING, IT... FREAKING... LASTS "Okay... what does it really have?" Well, all of the specifications listed above and then: "Atheros" Bluetooth; so says Hardware Vendor Detection from the Acer Support website - Broadcom; so says HWiNFO64 from PortableApps.com And then the sticker on the bottom says Foxconn BCM92046 ! ! ! (MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!! FOXCONN, ATHEROS, OR BROADCOM?!?!?! WHICH IS IT?!) Chicony 1.3M Camera (works no matter what if your into that stuff) LAN by Broadcom (BCM57760) WLAN by Broadcom (BCM943225HM) (No cellular modules are applicable to this model, there is a disabled mini PCI-E socket inside that is only good for a fourth expansion board USB port...) Alcor card reader (registers as a regular USB drive/stick to all operating systems unless you install the drivers in Windows, then it registers as whatever you shoved in there) EGISTEC fingerprint reader where a scroll button would be (works only in Windows after you install it) Synaptics TouchPad - TWO FINGER SCROLLING EVERYWHERE, yes can you tell that I actually do like this function? The Trackpad and Keyboard are handled by AppleACPIPS2Nub and ApplePS2Controller kexts I regretfully obtained mine from the other macx86 [I KNOW! I AM SORRY! I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT EITHER!] I cannot help it if mine is just being really picky (at least I am admitting it, besides, they don't seem too friendly over there, they didn't seem to like the matter I installed 10.6 on a Pentium 4 3.4GHz and on an Atom netbook and the result was them just simply deleting my account [just for me to go back and remake it to dissemble their stuff to see what they stole... again...]) Intel 5 Series Audio but Conexant drivers work in Windows, weird. I use VoodooHDA 2.8.7 in Mac OS, anything older seemed to do NOTHING and a freaking telephone modem by Conexant but the Windows drivers are Liteon Did I mention that this thing is from 2010? "Why do you have such an old outdated-?" Because my work gave it to me for free FakeSMC V6 and Plugins to use HWMonitor 6.16.1372 to its full potential (I also have the HFS+ drivers installed so I can read [only] the files on the Mac partition) "How is it setup right now?" It is multibooted with: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate "That's on its way out very soon!" I have my ways of not being dumb online... I still use Windows XP online (*cough cough* Deepfreeze *cough*) Remix OS, a port of Android-x86 (very discontinued, looking into other versions) Niresh Mac OS X 10.8 with Chameleon "Why?" It's the last version of the big cats. Did you notice that they never did Lynx? Debian Linux KDE "How did you do all of that?" And with a non-(U)EFI BIOS and no EFI partition, sorry, that is not what this thread is about... it was a metric ton of fun to get to work... LOTS of disk swapping and DBANs... and OSes like to manipulate partitions in each of their own ways and prevent other ones from installing without causing other conflicts like linux making a bunch of partitions because you told the Mac OS installer to format the drive with EFI in mind instead of MBR and so you have Windows, Linux but no Mac because the BIOS is only looking for FOUR partitions only and everything hits the fan including the kitchen sink... "So what are you annoying us for?" Good question, because I am usually an introvert and usually just keep looking for answers but I could not find some. Jumping to it... What does not work and I would like thoughts on Bluetooth does not register, used to on previous installs (sorry, I did not pay attention to see if this was caused by me updating to 10.8.5 but that was necessary for the below functions) (It does not work in Debian either - Ignore) LAN and WLAN - I have found Kexts (somewhere, I think I just lost them... dang it...) for the WLAN but I have yet to try them, nothing for the LAN I know this is cheating but I read that The NDISulator for FreeBSD (HINT HINT) is a port of NDISwrapper for Linux that runs Windows XP network drivers in Linux or BSD Brightness controls work from the middle down on the "Sun" brightness overlay, I got this far from following this: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287133-guide-backlight-brightness-for-intel-80860046-1st-gen-hd-gma-5700mhd/ but I am kind of thinking of trying: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287133-guide-backlight-brightness-for-intel-80860046-1st-gen-hd-gma-5700mhd/?do=findComment&comment=2214344 . My "magic number" is: 0xF I used DSDTEditor in Windows, since I figured all the drivers are loaded, to extract the DSDT and compile something that somewhat works... Wake from sleep issue - I tried the above guide for that but I get no backlight and I can see that the cursor in the password field is not flashing when I use an external light source, but it will reboot when I press Ctrl + Alt + Power "button" (it is actually a slider) and then also clear my freaking CMOS right down to the clock... yeah I have the ACPI fix implmented and it usually works... DVD Player.app reports that no viable vidoe device was found (personally I don't care about the DVD Player.app problem, just wanted to put that out there for the heck of it) Likely causes of: Bluetooth (BCM92046), WIFI (BCM943225HM) - So, I USED TO be able to turn on the WIFI from within Windows then reboot into Mac OS and have it work but I noticed recently that the indicator light for them extinguishes BEFORE it reboots now. When Windows or Android load, it lights up-- "No... really, captain obvious?!" --anyways working "No really Sherlock!" so OBVIOUSLY, the OS has to activate them... and preferably ignore the wireless switching button For the WIFI module, if you omit the 9 and HM in a search, results appear! Brightness - Will get reset to full "Bright light! Bright light!" when a "Load System Defaults" is applied from within the BIOS settings but like the WIFI and Bluetooth the OS will forcefully take control of it LAN (BCM57760) - I dunno... when I search it, nothing comes up... "Dude, what in the world is the point of this machine?" Cross platform software and driver development... Any help pertaining to the Bluetooth, WIFI, LAN, bizzar brightness and wake after sleep backlight issue would be wonderful... Thank you for your time and I hope that I helped anyone else out with some of their own issues pertaining to the Acer TravelMate 8472 TM8472 ZQ3 Medium-low model laptop... (Attached are non-modified extracted DSDT DSL and AML files "with errors according to DSDTEditor" for reference of the machine with a Phoenix BIOS version of 1.28 (07/20/2011)) dsdt.aml dsdt.dsl
  2. sierra2600

    Hackintosh Vietnam - Ultimate AIO Tool

    I just want to let you know that BitDefender gets triggered with "Application.MAC.DirectHW.E" when it sees "DirectHW "in "DPCI Manager" also Darwin Dumper gets called out for the same exact thing... I'm just as confused as anyone else...
  3. So, I know that this topic is old, as great and wonderful that it is and that it does work, I am still going to go on a rant about why I needed this to work and why the other methods were clearly not going to fix any of the problems that I have with date and time... The thing is, you do not want to just install ALL of the contents of the Bootcamp drivers as they could cause any already existing drivers to become messed up as these drivers are made specifically for a real Apple Mac. I admit that I have downloaded and extracted the Bootcamp drivers, BUT I only installed ONE thing. That one and only thing is the "BootCamp.msi" with everything else deleted so it would not attempt to install everything else. This installer alone, absolutely by itself, will give you the drivers to READ ONLY the HFS and HFS+ partitions. I re-downloaded the latest Bootcamp that is obtainable from Apples website and found the TimeSyncService.dll in the IntelMgmtEngine.exe installer. But, as said, if I were to go willy-nilly and just install this, it will for sure mess up my Intel Turbo Boost on my Windows installation. The registry edit is just bending to Apples yoke more. And the scripting...a rant will follow later in this comment... (A horrible attempt to be funny...) Dude, don't be a gringo and go with the flow of the [hack in the tosh]... Hack the Mac! Seriously the registry edit is really just bending to Apples yoke. Do not let them control you ( *cough* G00gl3 ) But yes, I have attempted the Time Zone change (pashoni, you use a lot of return lines) but since I live in the "United States of America" (Woo... no, I am not living it up) I now also have the issue of the Daylight Savings Time one hour difference issue (no, I am not going to move because of this. Plus, I have no motivation). Hence another reason why it was also very important for me to get this script to work... Yes, thank you very much harmc0re . This indeed did resolve a lot of my issues as I do multi-boot more than just Windows and Mac OS, I also multi-boot Linux (yeah, I am aware of there being a fix for that too but...) and Android! I am not aware of there being a fix for Android and that is why it was so very important to get this fully functioning script to work as the Windows registry edit will not fix an issue that Mac OS will cause for not one but three other operating systems on the same computer... Edited to add: Also, personally I think if you do not do this mod, you really are not a Hackintosh enthusiast... (and maybe just a straight up Windows user. "Loser." - Eugene "The Plague" Belford from the movie Hackers [1995])
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