nikil511 replied to msinfo_us's topic in Notebooksregarding the wifi, I have changed the wifi card to the HP broadcom one, Broadcom 43224AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter and I have tryed a zilion Kexts and different OSX versions, but I cant get the damn thing to work! I do get the Kexts loaded, (on system profile) but I get no enumeration on network devices! How did you make it work !? you just plugged the card and that was it? Can you pls share copy of your DSTD and pci/network/io80201 or whatever related KEXTs ? Thanks :-) Btw, do you get more than 3h battery life ? I am somewere 2.5h so I assume there is space for improvement right ?!
Hello there, I'm following your discussion, as I also have an elitebook 8540w (i5/fx880) with OSX on it. I made OSX work with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and various kext replacements, and I think I ended up more or less where you are, with super sensitive touchpad, audio that makes spikes on restart, etc... I have replaced the wifi card, with a broadcomm (same as apple airport) but I cant get the airport-window to work, eventhough the hardware is recognized and the driver is loaded :-( I am thinking starting from scratch, (cause I dont even remember what kext replacements I did) and the DSDT sounds like a clean approach. Unfortunately I am not very OSX competent so I have not played yet with DSDT before. So to start with, can you please attach the "latest" DSDT for elitebooks so I'll give it a try ? Due to the different cpu/gpu I understand that I might encounter problems, so if you could point me to a relevant tutorial/instructions, or write just a few bullets of what steps I need to do to overcome the problems, and make my own DSDT, it would be great. By the way, my currently working partition of OSX is it of any use ? can I extract a DSDT from it ? or should I drop it, and start clean? I am a software engineer, so writing code is not a problem. I was not that impressed with OSX so I had it lying about a year now on my elitebook without using it, but recently I started iphone app development on XCODE at my work, so I need to improve my elitebook-osx to not need a macbook all the time :-) Bottomline I would be glad to help you, if you help me with the first steps :-) Thanks Manolis from Greece
[SOLVED] Reboot at "Starting Darwin x86_64" tried Vanilla 10.6.3 and 10.6.4 Kernel and busratio=20 doesn't help
nikil511 replied to TheEther's topic in OSx86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)I cant get the touchpad to work on elitebook 8540w... please help! I'm installing iATKOS S3 v2 with: build in ethernet usb bus fix qoopz 10.3 USB voodoo ps2 laptophardware nv enabler wirred intel ---- when OSX comes on, I do not have touchpad or usb ports working! hence no mouse! via keyboard I do a macosxupdate 10.6.4 with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ticking: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] system utilities voodoo HDA 2.7.0 NV Enabler Network intel mac pro i5 (I have an i540) tried with/without IOUSBfamilly 10.6.2 rollback tried with/without Voodoo PS2 controller installed also your attached IOPCIFamilly... nothing changed. tried to download to latest voodoops2controller 0.98 but when installing it I get an error that it did not install correctly... tried deleting related kext from both system/library/extension and /extra/extensions but still will not install.. I also tried annappirtvh v4 (qoopz 4) latest legacy kernel ... In total I have done more than 20 installs of OSX in the last 1 week! (at the end I started taking partition backups, which helped abit, even though I dont get the same behaviour when restoring working partitions... maybe its related to kext cache) Anyway, bottomline is that some of the above combinations end with USB ports working! Some display on boot, that "synaptics touchpad" is loaded.. But I have NEVER seen the touchpad working! So PLEASEE.. can you give me details instructions on what's needed to have both USB and touchpad working! :-) Thanks allot! Manolis