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  1. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Did you disable the sleepenabler.kext before you upgraded? They are not compatible between versions.
  2. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Just add some things I came across. 10.6.6 works fine....just make sure to delete sleepenabler.kext first and then run pfix. Also I don't know if anyone has experienced this. But after a system update, google chrome will start to hang on flash or heavy javascript sites. Reinstalling flash, chrome, deleting the settings doesn't work. This was driving me mad. Finally found the solution. I had to run the nvidia video enabler package again. Why that works I have no clue. But chrome stopped hanging after rebooting. This has happened twice already (upon updating to 10.6.5 and 10.6.6) so I'm pretty sure they are related. Thanks!
  3. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Nice job ayame! Very thorough! This will definitely help all who have a g550. Kind of makes me wish I didn't waste those hours trying to figure things out and just wait for your blog post.
  4. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    @ayame just use the voodoo ps2 kext in the zip file in my previous post. Everything will "work". It's still kind of herky jerky but at least it's working. I'm very curious as to how you got the wireless card working. Please let us know!
  5. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Just found an updated VoodooHDA kext that has audio out, etc. working with my g550. VoodooHDA.kext.zip
  6. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    @nyne thanks for the tip.
  7. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Network card doesn't work. I bought this wireless usb adapter to make it work Airlink AWLL6075.
  8. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    I haven't had that problem. My only two complaints are 1) The alps touchpad. Synaptics is way more responsive. 2) The fn key being in the bottom left corner. As a programmer I use ctrl alot. I'm constantly pushing fn + key and wondering why it has no effect. Other than that solid laptop.
  9. skeezicks

    Lenovo G550

    Just wanted to chime in and share my experience with installing osx on my g550 laptop. I have almost the exact same laptop as stated above. This post is a little long-winded and geared towards n00bs like myself . Video: Nvidia 105m - this works flawlessly with the package provided by Moh_vista. I also have an external dell flat panel that osx detects automatically when plugging / unplugging it via hdmi. Install method: I used the myhack installer method. Copied Snow Leopard to a usb stick via a vmware osx image. When installing initially choose ApplePS2Controller or your keyboard and trackpad won't work. After installing update the ApplePS2 kext to VoodooPS2 for better scrolling support for ALPS. If you have an external usb mouse and keyboard you don't have to worry about ApplePS2. Upgrading to 10.6.2: Worked fine with no problems. Installing kexts: You can install kexts in 2 different locations. 1) /Library/Extensions 2) /System/Library/Extensions. Make sure to run the pfix utility after installing kexts to make sure they are installed properly! Audio: The audio works fine with VoodooHDA. At first I thought it wasn't working but then I had to go to sound preferences panel. Under the tab output it was defaulting to Digital Out. Change it to speakers. I could not get this to change automatically when plugging earphones in. Maybe another driver works better? Also the internal mic doesn't seem to work. Also the sound was only detected after I ran the pfix utility. Power: With the supplied Voodoo kexts the battery and power management work fine. The battery icon in the bar correctly shows battery charge etc. However when closing the laptop lid osx hangs and only shows a black screen. Other than that osx has no trouble waking up etc. Keyboard & Trackpad: This took me a while to figure out. I finally added an edited trackpad kext to the VoodooPS2Controller kext. Make sure that ApplePS2Controller is not in any of your extensions folders or it will act wonky. With the attached kext two finger scrolling, regular scrolling and tapping work fine. I could not get it to work with any other kexts. IMPORTANT: to get the trackpad to work first install the kext, run pfix then reboot. After that, replace the Trackpad prefPane in /System/Library/PreferencePanes with the supplied Trackpad.prefPane in the zip. After doing this Trackpad should show up in system preferences. Internet: As stated wireless and wired does not work. I picked up this sweet mini adapter from ebay for only $18 + free shipping. It's wireless n capable and about the size of a penny. Overall the g550 is a great hackintosh machine and running snow leopard on it is nearly flawless except the internet issues. I've included all the kexts mentioned in my post so you don't have to hunt them down. If you have any questions feel free to ask. If you have a better solution for the sound driver please tell! Thanks. Download: g550_osx_kexts.zip
  10. Hey guys how bout we setup a pledge for medevil to help him buy the new motherboard? How much does it cost medevil?
  11. MeDevil, BikeDude I respectfully demand that you guys set up a pledge at www.pledgie.com. That way we can donate with a goal in mind. Just set your price and we will all contribute. Please let us give back for your hard work. Thanks.
  12. Just curious bikedude, what amount of money would it take to make it worth your time to complete a driver for mcp51/55. Not trying to be sarcastic just serious. I'm thinking there are at least 100 of us who would benefit from this driver being completed. If each of us donated a little it would add up to a lot. I'm not trying to put you on the spot, because I understand when you are busy that no amount of money is enough. But what would it take to help encourage you? When you figure out how much it would take, can you please set up a pledge at www.pledgie.com? It's made for open source donations and and feel good stuff. Then we can all donate with a goal in mind. Thanks for all you hard work thus far.
  13. vinjoe, it's probably because mcp51/55 isn't supported yet.
  14. @evan nope sorry different skeezicks. Wait n/m; if he was cool then it's me, if he was a jerk, definitely someone else.
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