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  1. I had the same problem. Unfortunately not sure why, but for me it was a matter of perseverence. I was able to boot to the USB successfully about 1 out of every 5 tries. If you boot to the logo screen and see an arrow pointer instead of the beach ball, it will boot.
  2. After the PNLF DSDT edit, I have the brightness slider in my Display Prefpane, but do not have a Display option under Keyboard Shortcuts. I have a Contrast option under Universal Access, but that's not what I need. Did you have to do anything else to make Display show up in keyboard shortcuts? Thanks EDIT: I have VoodooPS2Controller.kext installed. If I remove AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, the Display option appears in keyboard shortcuts, but my mouse and keyboard stop working. I have tried installing the ThinkpadUltraNav.kext both standalone and bundled in VoodooPS2Controller.kext with the same result. VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext does not seem to be working for me. This is still on my T420 with 10.7.1. EDIT2: I have now tried several versions of VoodooPS2Controller. For those that make my keyboard work, the Display option is not present under Keyboard Shortcuts. Those that do not work with my keyboard do show the Display item. This is true even when AppleACPIPS2Nub is loaded. I have tried booting both in 32 bit and 64 bit with the same result. A modified 32/64 bit VoodooPS2 is here http://forum.voodoop...php?topic=718.0 They are noted to be for 10.6 only, but still gave them a shot. I have also tried a tool called SpecialKeys that sounded quite promising, and was specifically noted working on a ThinkPad. Its default mapping is stated to restore the Thinkpad's original Fn-Home and Fn-End for brightness control. However, it never could connect to the modified VoodooPS2Keyboard it comes with for me. http://forum.thinkpa...hp?f=32&t=93098 I would be interested to know is this works for others. I am currently using the Brightness menulet that places an icon with a slider in the menu bar. http://www.macupdate...1385/brightness It works quite well, but I would still REALLY like to be able to map keyboard keys to brightness, and just to understand why currently I cannot enable the Display option with VoodooPS2.
  3. That is the same behavior I had until I patched the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement and removed NullCPU
  4. WiFi-Stick for Lion?

    The tiny Airlink AWLL5088 works OOB on Lion using the provided 10.6 driver. It is currently about $14 on Amazon. Only drawback for me is that it only supports WPA2-PSK, not WPA2 Enterprise.
  5. @Prelator - you need the OSintall files (2) from here to replace those in your Lion install media so you can install to MBR disk http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=812 @crumpo - congrats! I also had Voodoo problems in the beginning and not sure which action fixed it, as I was changing multiple things at once. Do not think I ever got any of the versions from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to work, think I did a search for "VoodooHDA" on kexts.com, and may have picked the Prasys recompile. I am on 2.7.2. I removed my AppleHDA. Am not using NullCPU as I have removed that one when I patched the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement as per the OP. Is your sleep working? I have i5-2520 dual core. it shows up as one processor, two cores although it hyperthreads to four. Lastly, received my AWLL5088, whch works great out of the box with the supplied CD's driver for 10.6.
  6. Any luck crumpo? As I mentioned, I did not use #####, but I did have some other issues that might be applicable. I have not had good luck with the Chimera boot loader. You might try installing the latest Chameleon intead, I am using Chameleon_v2.1svn_r1506 . No need to start over, it should overwrite the Chimera. Also after a lot of bewliderment I finally discovered that for whatever reason my original USB drive was not bootable - it was physically defective in some way. I determined this by trying a couple of known simple USB bootable systems, like syslinux. It was also failing dmg restore operations at tthe very end with "cannot allocate memory" messages. I replaced the bad USB with the cheapest 8 GB Kingston off of Amazon and it worked like a charm. Hope this helps.
  7. @MaLD0N Wow. In two posts you have just wiped out the last week's worth of late nights and hair pulling for me. The sleep fix works great. Thank you very, very much. EDIT: Hmm. Sleep fix works on lid close for nVidia, but not for the HD3000. ? One other question: I have brightness control in the Display prefpane for the HD3000, but not for the NVS4200M when I boot directly to it. Is this another backlight DSDT mod similar to the PNLF one Manwe mentioned? UPDATE: Additional observations - Bluetooth is always enabled upon startup, and cannot be turned off (tick box is grayed out). Older solutions mention turning off instead in Bluetooth File Exchange/File Transfer, but I have no On/Off setting there. After sleep, the bluetooth is off, and the bluetooth hardware is not even seen in System Information. Prior to sleep, when using the HD3000, brightness control works in the Display prefpane, but full bright is not very bright. After sleep, the display wakes up brighter, and fan is running all the time. As far as I can tell it has not switched to NVS4200.
  8. Sorry I'm not more help crumpo, I'm a noob too, but FYI I did not use ######, I instead loosely followed MaLD0n's guide at http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256729
  9. @crashnburn_in - Yep, the machine has Optimus, which switches between HD3000 and nVidia just fine in Windows. Ideally I would love it to switch in OSX, but otherwise, I would be OK with just setting it to HD3000 in my BIOS and leaving it. @MaLD0n - thanks for the help, and all of your contributions. I was referencing your procedure to install Lion from USB for most of the process. I'll play with that DSDT. UPDATE: MaLD0n!!!!!! All graphics working beautifully!!! I can now set Optimus in my BIOS and both integrated and discrete graphics are recognized in OS X. Can you please tell me what was modified in that DSDT? By the way I do not know if you have a Donate link set up some where, but I will be looking for it. (EDIT - found it on your site) Sleep now works as well, but does not happen on lid close. Is there another place to make that mod? Also, when rebooting after a sleep, I receive a "CMOS checksum bad" during BIOS load, but I can ignore and boot normally. Do not yet know if Speed Step is working properly as I do no fully understand what I am looking for, but MSRDumper reports quite a few P-states MSRDumper CoreMulti(8) PStatesReached: 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 18 19 20 22 25 27 30 After I tie up these few last loose ends (and receive my AWLL5088), I will be fully satisfied with this setup.
  10. Thanks crumpo, that kext got the nub working for me. Also got my battery icon working now with the voodoo "battery for Lion" zip combo off kexts.com. Still cannot get the HD3000 working properly - sometimes boots to unusable, with strange patterns on the screen, and sometimes boots to an aspect ratio that looks like it thinks the screen is twice as wide, and shows half of it. The screen flickers between oversaturated with green and blue hues. The NVS4200M works great but runs hot. I did the AICPUPM patch, and my machine goes to sleep, but seems to be doing some cycle every 15 seconds or so - hard drive activity, and the DVD drive "bumps".
  11. Excellent post! Thanks for all the hard work. I just managed to make it to Lion myself on my T420, but have not yet worked through some of the hardware issues you have. I have the discrete Nvidia NVS4200M, which is working perfectly but is a battery drain. The external output works also. My HD3000 will boot but aspect and colors are off and the screen flickers - will study your DSDT. Other than that, I cannot yet wake from sleep and voodoobattery is not working for me. Will be back once I have had a chance to look at how to apply your progress. I have the i5-2520, and am also using the MacbookPro 8,1 profile. System Profiler for me reports 1 processor, 2 cores. Is this what you show? Thanks again!
  12. I've got it going, typing from it right now on OSX86 10.6. The only boot CD I found that worked was nawcom's modCD. If you have the discrete graphics option (as I do) go into the BIOS and set it to Integrated - the HD3000 works, I have not yet worked out the NVS 4200m. After installing, you can boot into your installation using the modCD. Booting from the installation itself is a little trickier. I have a dual boot with win7 using the Win7 bootloader. When installing I used disk utility to set the OSX partition as MBR. Then use EasyBCD in Windows to create an Mac OS X (MBR) entry (not EFI!). I have 8 GB RAM, but had to edit the /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist to add a kernel flag maxmem=2048. <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>maxmem=2048 arch=i386</string> Sound works with the VoodooHDA kext. LAN works with the AppleIntele1000e kext. Trackpad works, if you have problems install the VoodooPS2 kext. Have not found anything to make wireless work, tried idarwin. I have the Centrino Ultimate N 6300, looks like no support. Am tethering right now from my Android phone with EasyTether. I could use help with the NVS 4200m - need driver/kext. As a side note I am currently unable to control brightness on the HD 3000. (I tried Shades) memory - do I really have to limit to 2 GB? CPU recognition - in "About this Mac" my i5-2520 is not recognized, shows as "Unknown Processor 4.3 GHz". This keeps us from going up to Lion, because it believes the processor is not supported. sleep - sleepenabler kext does not help, even if I remove the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kexts. The machine seems to sleep but the display does not. May be solved once the 4200 issue is resolved.
  13. Hello, waire. Have you tried this yet? I've got a T420 with discrete graphics and would be happy for a leg up if you've blazed the trail. May just wait on Lion at this point. Thanks!