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About tallgeese04

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  1. X230 El Capitan

    Damn it Lenovo Good to know about the atheros 9280, I'll see how far I can get with OS X on x230, it's not a must-have thing for me right now. Before I came across your post I had a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 10. Didn't even bother trying dual booting anything with OS X
  2. X230 El Capitan

    Thanks for the help! I’ve been messing around with DSDT patching, battery / brightness / lid fixed, but closing is not putting it to sleep yet. Too bad that the Wifi card is not compatible, really need this and will be looking for a replacement asap. It’s fun though, learning a lot from this attempt with X230.
  3. X230 El Capitan

    Ah it’s unfortunate I don’t have the same one, would made things quite easier. I never edited or compiled my own DSDT so did some reading on it and I extracted the DSDT using RehabMan’s patchmatic (https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-MaciASL-patchmatic). You said using Clover to do so, I didn’t get that, like with Clover configurator? I also tried compiling DSDT using MaciASL, it gave me 1 Errors, 5 Warning, 18 Remarks, 3184 optimizations. Didn’t go further into this though, but just to try things out I applied a patch (from RehabMan’s Laptop Patches source) and chose Lenovo x220, it got battery working, which is cool. Also tried x230i, didn’t do much from what I could notice. So, back to my DSDT, I included the extracted (unedited) files, if you could take a look into it, and perhaps recommend what I should edit next, that would be great! x230_extract.zip
  4. X230 El Capitan

    Glad to hear that screen glitch is ‘normal’ haha, doesn’t really bother me as long as video/iGPU fully works in OS X =]. Looked at the model number, also verified it in BIOS just to be sure, it’s the following: Machine Type Mode: 2325J67. Tried looking up some specific hardware info, some spec sheet or whatever from Lenovo website but that turned out useless. About battery, I don’t exactly know what you mean by ‘battery and a slice’, is like an extended battery? Mine x230 has a 5300mAh 44+ battery, it’s slightly bigger than the case @ bottom, not sure if that's what you meant. Also perhaps this is worth mentioning, I noticed when I had your DSDT file in place audio was recognized as Intel hd … something (mic, speakers, jack etc listed) @ system report, I could use Mute button on keyboard but no sound/no output/no input devices in sound preferences. Once I removed DSDT I see nothing @ system report.
  5. X230 El Capitan

    BIOS Alright, I went through BIOS settings, everything was as you said except for 2 things: Visualization was enabled and CMS on (UEFI/LEGACY with UEFI First) as setting. Changed that now. Also I was wondering, what version of BIOS are you running (I have 2.63 but I see latest is 2.65) and do you have setting Restart > OS Optimized Defaults On enabled/disabled? Installation I’m using Clover 3320 as well. I created new USB from scratch and gave it another try this morning. Removed FAKEPCIID kext as I didn’t replace the Wifi card. Progress bar (during usb boot installation) gave a distorted screen, with the apple logo. Also during first boot after install same happened (when the progress bar halfway), after that it’s fine though, not sure if this matters. It seems like the BIOS (and probably removing unnecessary FAKEPCIID kexts) did the job. Booting does take quite some time, last part just hangs for a few minutes for sure, but eventually goes through. - USB works - Ethernet works - no Audio - no Bluetooth (not recognized @ system report overview) - Battery, when not connected to power supply (constantly switching between 'Calculating time remaining' and ‘No Battery Available', brightness switches with it too, as if I would plug power in / out) - Power Management: didn’t test this yet, but assume not as battery is not working properly. Edit I removed DSDT file and now it boots much faster, apple logo/screen gets distorted for a sec just before login. But removing that caused battery not getting recognized at all. Also ran a Geekbench trial 32bit and got a single-core 2477 / multi-core 5218 (did this because yesterday I got barely 2k something on multi-core). - Sleep/wake seems to be working, if I manually go to sleep from menu. Perhaps we don't share exactly the same X230 hardware?
  6. X230 El Capitan

    I used your SSDT and config.plist (I believe this actually helped me to boot in first place), I have the same CPU, i5 3210M. SMBIOS set to Macbook Pro 9,2. and placed the associated kexts in Clover/Kext/10.11 (also tried in /Other).
  7. X230 El Capitan

    I tried a fresh install today, was not able to boot from USB right away but eventually did succeed thanks to your installation files! After install I got no audio and wifi but before I could dig into that I got stuck with reboot issue. It seems I cannot reboot without the install USB, if I try it without I get: error loading kernel cache (0x9). Did you happen to bump into this yourself? I think I messed up with something after install... if you could share some of your steps that would be great!
  8. X230 El Capitan

    Hi, I have x230 as well but never tried installing OS X on it. Is it necessary to set some specific BIOS settings before installing? Thanks!
  9. AMD and Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.5 --> 10.6.8 Final[GUIDE]

    @ Mohamed Thx for all the info and help! After many attempts trying to fix the crashing apps I finally figured out the issue,. it's actually kind of stupid.. in the end I just had to add the 'maxmem=4096' to the boot plist., even though os x recognized 8GB of RAM, none of the apps worked. Wasted some days reinstalling and doing the whole guide over and over :censored2: Oh and wanted to ask, I installed the VoodooHDA for the sound, and there seems to be sound, but very very soft.. For sound I have the following: Realtek ALC889A (@ ATI SB600), any suggestions for that? Thank you! EDIT: Someone happen to know why the bios settings are set to default after I reboot or shutdown from OS X? So for example I reboot, and when the system boots I have to set everything over again.. :/ Thx. Nvm apparently it was CMOS checksum error, which can be fixed with dsdt patching.
  10. AMD and Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.5 --> 10.6.8 Final[GUIDE]

    @ Mohamed I'm not sure what to do here.., I read the guide few more times.. and did pretty much everything i should, except for sound, which is not important for now. The thing is it's just weird, none of the apps work, so for example if I would click on iTunes or Kexthelper it says that the application closed or quit unexpectedly. The applications don't even start. The OS X's apps, like Textedit and disk-utility work.., also safari seems to work perfect. I've tried to edit boot.plist, but that didn't help.. couldn't boot anymore from hdd (had to use boot cd) so I just restored the settings as they were.. Not sure if this is important but in the system profile, hardware overview it says macmini 2.1, (right cpu speed & number of cores) but says the busspeed = 100, while its 200 and it says the L3 cache is 8mb, which is too much.. could this be messing with the apps? If so, is there a way to patch or somehow edit info about the right cpu? Thank you!
  11. AMD and Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.5 --> 10.6.8 Final[GUIDE]

    Mohamed, thank you for this great post!! Here's the thing, I followed your guide, and got quite few things working.., video is fully recognized.. cpu has the right speed and amount of cores... but doesn't seem to work properly. It does sees the 8GB of RAM. But unfortunately there are also few problems: - first time I succesfully booted into snow leopard with full video support and all, every app crashes when I try to open it.. except for Safari and Quicktime.. - hardeware overview says the system is mac mini 2,1..? it was hacksomething 1,1 after I first installed snow leopard.. - when I boot into chameleon it says 'errors encountered while starting the computer' 'pausing 5 seconds' and then it just boots.. always had this message.. also with boot cd btw. - reboot / shutdown doesnt seem to work, when I try reboot it goes well until I get the apples blue screen with the loading logo, it goes very slow.. so just have to do it manually. I used Nawcom's Mod cd to boot and installed using Snow Leopard retail dvd. I did try to use your boot cd, but it didn't work out, it just kept on resetting my whole bios settings to default. After that I followed the guide, updated to 10.6.5, installed bootloader.. rebooted, installed video kext and pkg's etc. I'm not sure what the main problem is here I guess it's booting in 64bit mode? I don't really need that.. even if I have more than 4gb ram, im fine with 32bit. If I boot into snow leopard with mod cd, apps work except that there is no video support, a 1024x resolution. Anyone knows how to solve this or has faced similar situation? Any help would be great. Thank you! System: CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.3Ghz MOBO: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 RAM: 4x 2GB Mushkin XP2-8500 DDRII 1066Mhz VGA: ATi HD4890 SuperClocked Club 3D 1GB HDD #1: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD #2: WD Caviar GP 500GB
  12. What are you running Windows 7 on?

    Running Win 7 64bit Ultimate rtm smoothly on: GigaByte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black @ 3.31GHz 8GB Mushkin XP2-8500 DDRII 1066Mhz 2x ATi Sapphire HD3870 Ultimate 512mb 2x 500GB SataII WesternDigital Caviar GP
  13. conexant cx20561 small change :)

    Thank you mehdymehdy!! I've just tried your driver and got headphones to work!! Which is something I've wanted for long time. It finally sees the input device. Mic doesn't seem to work though, but for now I don't care the fact that the headphone work now is great!! Thx again!! p.s. I had VoodooHda installed before I tried your solution.. only got speakers to work.
  14. OSX 10.5.8 is now in software update

    Updated to 10.5.8 with Software Update, had to reboot 2x.. but everything seems to work fine, just like before the update.. only thing I noticed is system profile says my cpu speed is 4.1Ghz, it should be 2.1Ghz,. it does recognizes 2 cores.. but still, anyone knows how to get right speed? And I don't mean edit the About Mac part Thx.
  15. 10.5.7 Released

    Updated my 10.5.6 iPC OSx86 -> 10.5.7 with Software Update. It rebooted 2x, and everything works just fine, as good as on the x.5.6. One thing though, had no output audio at first, but then checked the configuration, it had 2 output devices, I just had to select my HD audio and got sound again.