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OK so i've updated my 3400 to the A7 BIOS and after booting with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported CD, i've extracted the DSDT which i've attached to this post.

 

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dsdt3400A07virgin.dsl.zip

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Hi All,

 

Lat week i got my brand new Vostro 3700 / i5 / 520m / 6Gb / 330m. When i found this thread i started straight away with reading and modifing my laptop. I finnally succeeded in installing osx 10.6.3 with the help of the BootCD from MiniHack, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-Supported did not work for me what busratio or what ever setting i choose.

 

I mainly used Adisor summary of installation from the previous page combined with the propper DSDT and kexts from MiniHack.

 

Now my laptop will not boot at all it boots from the boot loader untill it says starting darwin x86 and then straight away reboots into POST screen.

 

I think it has to do with it being a brand new laptop with A07 bios on it.

Is there someone not so noobish as me that can help me point out the good direction ?

 

 

-- Gezan

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if speedstep is already a problem

 

1/ have you test anval bootloader ?

2/ my (poor vostro 3500 without nvidia) with i5-450 send all is 12 dsl files and many other like 2 different codec dump, 1 for hdmi, 1 for other.

 

aml-dsl/DSL/APIC_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/DSDT_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/FACP_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/FACS__.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/HPET_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/MCFG_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/OSFR_DELL_M08.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/RSDP_DELL_.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/SLIC_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/SSDT_AMICPU_PROC.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/SSDT_AMI_IST.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/XSDT_DELL_WN09.dsl
aml-dsl/DSL/NPSS_for_PState_patching-from-DSDT_DELL_WN09.dsl.txt
aml-dsl/0G2R51-A07_-dsdt.aml
aml-dsl/acpi-extract-command.sh
aml-dsl/0G2R51-A07_-dsdt.dsl

[/size][size=1]aml-dsl/AML/APIC_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/DSDT_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/FACP_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/FACS__.aml
aml-dsl/AML/HPET_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/MCFG_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/OSFR_DELL_M08.aml
aml-dsl/AML/RSDP_DELL_.aml
aml-dsl/AML/SLIC_DELL_WN09.aml
aml-dsl/AML/SSDT_AMICPU_PROC.aml
aml-dsl/AML/SSDT_AMI_IST.aml
aml-dsl/AML/XSDT_DELL_WN09.aml[/size]
[size=1]
ubuntu-sysinfo/0G2R51-A07_-lspci-vvnnxxxx-sanitize.txt
ubuntu-sysinfo/0G2R51-A07_-lshw-businfo-numeric.txt
ubuntu-sysinfo/0G2R51-A07_-lshw-sanitize.txt
ubuntu-sysinfo/0G2R51-A07_-dmidecode-string-var-sanitize.txt
ubuntu-sysinfo/0G2R51-A07_-dmidecode-sanitize.txt

processor/i686-6-37-5--cpuinfo.txt
processor/i686-6-37-5--lscpu.txt
processor/i686-6-37-5--dmidecode-type-processor.txt

Hackintosh-hardware-0G2R51.txt

i2c-and-smc/i2c-extract.sh
i2c-and-smc/i2cdetect-l.txt
i2c-and-smc/i2cdetect-F-intel_drm_CRTDDC_A.txt
i2c-and-smc/i2cdetect-F-intel_drm_LVDSDDC_C.txt
i2c-and-smc/i2cdetect-F-intel_drm_HDMIB.txt
i2c-and-smc/i2cdetect-F-DPDDC_B.txt
i2c-and-smc/launch-sensors-detect.sh

audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_-verbitdebug.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/codecgraph-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.svg
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/codecgraph-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_.svg
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/table-node-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_.hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/table-node-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/verbit-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5/verbit-0G2R51-codec_0-IDT_92HD81B1X5-8086_3B56_.txt

audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_-verbitdebug.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/codecgraph-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.svg
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/codecgraph-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_.svg
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/table-node-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_.hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/table-node-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/verbit-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_-hex2dec.txt
audio/0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX/verbit-0G2R51-codec_3-Intel_G45_DEVIBX-8086_3B56_.txt

 

0G2R51.zip

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HI MiniHack

 

Thanks fro the quick reply.

 

I installed the system booting your CD and then installed the Chameleon bootloader via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. After a reboot via the bootCD again i installed the to_try_vostro_3700_2.zip file with the dsdt.aml and the mkext file.

 

After this procedure I can boot into the chameleon boot loader but when i choose the macosx partition its booting real quick tot the apple logo and then resets the system.

 

 

-- Gezan

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After doing all of the above i booted with -v -x the system gave this output:

 

Patched DMI Table
Found SMBIOS System information table 
Using SMBIOS UUID='c0ce2600-93d7-3b41-843a-4d7c8e2c12e2' as system-id
Load HFS+ File [Extra/DSDT.aml] 41164 bytes from 4252530.
Could not determine PCI-Root-UID value from DSDT
Using PCI-Root-UID value 0
nVidia Unknown 4095MB NV1ff [10de:0229]  : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
ERROR: nVidia Rom patching failed!
Intel VGA Controller [8086:0046] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) (currently NOT SUPORTED)
LAN Controller [10ec:8168] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
Setting up lan keys
Using system-type=0x02 
Load HFS+ File [Extra/DSDT.aml] 41164 bytes from 4252530.
FACP: Restart Fix Applied
FACPV2: Restart Fix Applied
Patched ACPI version 2 DSDT
Starting Darwin x86

 

Hmm now I see i think something is wrong with my graphicscard. What are your thoughts ?

 

 

-- Gezan

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... I will be buying vostro 3xxx ....

 

i just have some question.. would be great if you guys could anwser it.

 

Which laptop is better .. 3500 or 3700 ?

 

I heard there are some problem with usb ports .. I ain't good at fixing and hacking stuff.. so i just would like to know if it's easy ..

 

CAN ANYONE PLEASE PUT THEIR TEMPERATURE OF CPU AND HDD (SL) ?

 

sorry for bad english.

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Hi MiniHack,

 

Both options don't work for me. Tried removing some of the kext files aswell without any result.

 

 

-- Gezan

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Hi MiniHack,

 

Both options don't work for me. Tried removing some of the kext files aswell without any result.

 

 

-- Gezan

 

 

 

I think I have having the same problem with my Vostro 3400 with Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512MB Hybrid Graphics Vostro / i5 / 520m / 4GB Ram, Bios A05

 

I installed 10.6.3 using the Custom Boot CD by MiniHack included in Post #134

 

Installed [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]:

- [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]

x - [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for Supported CPU

- Advanced Options

- Kexts

- Audio

x - AppleHDA 10.6.2 Rollback

 

Downloaded To_try_for_3400.zip by MiniHack included in Post #124

 

Replaced the whole /extra folder with the one from To_try_for_3400.zip, then used Kext Utility to rebuild the extensions cache

 

Restart the computer and try to boot from the Harddrive bootloader, I get 2 errors then it reboot

Error:

Hibernate Image file too old by XXX Seconds. Use ForceWake=y to override

nvidia rom patching failed

 

I have no problem booting with Custom Boot CD and select the OSX HD

 

I only get 1024x768 on my screen. When I take a look at the system info regarding my display, I found 2 video card, one nvidia - PCIe and one Intel - Build-In:

 

Display #1:

 

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0a75

Revision ID: 0x00a2

Displays:

Display Connector:

Display #2:

 

Type: GPU

Bus: Built-In

VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

Device ID: 0x0046

Revision ID: 0x0018

Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Also check the plist, can't find any entry about loading NvidiaRom

 

Did I miss a step??? What did I do wrong? Thanks

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have you fan noise on your vostro ? dell community forum report it since april & wait for bios update ... (bios higher than actually 07)

 

my fan never stop after 5 min of use. with ubuntu i can't view more than only one temp.

There is only everest viewing multi-core & chipsets.

 

what about under OsX ? Istat & fakesmc ?

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If you get that message about the sleep image being too old, you'll have to follow the las post on this page :

 

http://kylesinterestingstuff.blogspot.com/

 

It happened to me as well and i had to disable sleep/hybernate in order to make it work again. I followed the instructions on the page and i was up and running in no time.

 

Adi

 

Adi and MiniHack,

 

I turned off the sleep and used your direction and now the first error is gone. I still end up with the second error

nvidia rom patching failed

 

Adi, since you also have 3400, would you please go to System Profiler and Click on Graphics/Displays My 3400 has 2 Video Cards, one is nvidia, another one is Intel. Is it the same on your computer? Do you have the same result:

 

Display #1:

 

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Devicegrey_loader.gif ID: 0x0a75

Revision ID: 0x00a2

Displays:

Display Connector:

Display #2:

 

Type: GPU

Bus: Built-In

VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

Device ID: 0x0046

Revision ID: 0x0018

Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

 

I followed MiniHack direction on patching the bootloader manually, but I still endup with boot issue.

If I use the Boot CD to boot, I see the nvidia rom patching failed flashed, but it will boot to OSx, with display only (1024x768)

If I use the OS bootloader, I see the nvidia rom patching failed flashed, then reboot.

 

</b>
  bash-3.2# cd /Booter_AsereBLN_v1.1.9 
  bash-3.2# pwd
  /Booter_AsereBLN_v1.1.9
  bash-3.2# df /
  Filesystem   512-blocks	 Used Available Capacity  Mounted on
  /dev/disk0s2  292968752 19115152 273341600	 7%	/
  bash-3.2# fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0
  bash-3.2# dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0
  bash-3.2# dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2
  2+0 records in
  2+0 records out
  1024 bytes transferred in 0.012408 secs (82527 bytes/sec)
  bash-3.2# cp boot /
  <b>

 

Please HELP! I really need it. Thanks everyone.

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By the way the Intel graphics card has never shown up on my 3500 as it has always been simply disabled. I wonder how on earth it is suddenly being seen by your 3400.

 

What version of [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] did you use? I haven't tried anything above 2.0. Did you install the latest (2.1.4?) as maybe that is the problem and perhaps the installing of the Asere bootloader over it did not happen correctly.

 

If somehow your Vostro is trying to use the integrated Intel GPU then that may well be the source of your problems. You really want to keep that sucker disabled.

 

=============

 

Is it a way to disable the intergrated Intel GPU in the Bios? I cannot find that feature on A05 Vostro 3400...

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Sure my fan runs all the time in all OS. It seems that the Bios upgrades still keep it running but to my ears it is not noisey - that is subjective though.

 

the 3xxx fan logic is controlled independently of the operating system as far as i can tell as opposed to the old i8k {censored} which used to be an issue. the 3xxx runs very cool and you wont hear the fan spin up without some intensive CPU and GPU work over at least a few minutes. i'm running the stock firmware (A0?) on my 3700.

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Hi all,

 

I want to confirm that my vostro 3700 aswell has two active videocards in the system overview.

 

Maybe we have something in common my vostro is manufactured in China.

 

 

-- Gezan

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Will order 3500 today but if wifi is not working, what else should i buy ?

 

In 3500 manual, they show they have WLAN and WWAN ? Which one I need to replace and what should I replace with ? :)

 

Or should i just go old way .. by buying one of those usb wireless adapter.

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If you get that message about the sleep image being too old, you'll have to follow the las post on this page :

 

http://kylesinterestingstuff.blogspot.com/

 

It happened to me as well and i had to disable sleep/hybernate in order to make it work again. I followed the instructions on the page and i was up and running in no time.

 

Adi

 

Adi,

 

I am running into a big issue trying to get my Vostro 3400 working. I able to get 10.6.3 installed and most of the hardware working with the "to_try_for_3400.zip" from minihack, but I got stuck on getting the bootloader to boot off from the harddrive.

 

I don't know is it a video card issue, since my system profile detects 2 video cards instead of the 310 only. I am getting the nvidia rom patching failed error when it boot (I see that even when I install with the custom [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] cd 2.0)

 

I have problem using the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] cd from the tonymacx86 website, but I was able to use the custom cd from MiniHack.

 

Since you have the same laptop, would you please give me your magic recipes on how you get it to work? Seems like you are using the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] cd from the tonymacx86, if so, how you able to get it to boot and what your process (I followed your detail post #161 on install guide but seems like I missed something). One more thing, I still want to know do you see 2 video cards from your system?

 

P.S. If anyone out there with a successful story regarding Vostro 3400, feel free to jump in!

 

Thank you very much.

 

Media I used:

10.6.3

Custom BootCD from MiniHack from post #134

Latest [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] 2.0

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The more correct thing to say is "is there a way to enable it?" because it has always been considered that Dell disable the Intel GPU completely themselves on all the Nvidia models - they are not supposed to be sophisticated enough to enable both GPUs and so the Intel GPU is thought to not even be connected.

 

I also did a booted with -v -x on my system, I get the same error as Gezan (I used a video camera to capture the error, where is the error log file in the system, Gezan?)

 

We both get the error like the following:

 

Could not determine PCI-Root-UID value from DSDT
Using PCI-Root-UID value 0
nVidia Unknown 4095MB NV1ff [10de:----] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
ERROR: nVidia Rom patching failed!
Intel VGA Controller [8086:----] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) (currently NOT SUPORTED)

 

I wonder did Dell change the hardware lately on the Vostro laptop, or they finally enable the Intel GPU when people order the Nvidia models (so vostro can have dual video card?) When I use this computer with Windows7, I also see both cards are listed in Device Manager. When I use it for battery only, it runs one of the power profile, when I plug in the ac power supply, it use a different profile.

 

Is it a hardware issue? Or Gezar and I both not doing the installation correctly?

 

Here is my process, I followed adisor19's guide on Post #161 (the following credit to adisor19 with my modification):

 

1 - Boot up with CustomBootCD that MiniHack created Post #134

2 - When prompted, swap the CustomBootCD and replace it with the OS X 10.6.3 RETAIL DVD and press F5

3 - Select the OS X Install DVD to start the installation process and install OS X on your HD

4 - Once the install is done, boot back the computer using the CustomBootCD and then select the OS X HD installation and boot it up

5 - Once OS X boots up, go through the inital setup and then browse the web and download the latest version of [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url].

6 - Start [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and install ONLY the Chamelon bootloader on the HD

7 - Restart the computer when done and boot back up with the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] DVD.

8 - Replace /Extra folder with the one that Minihack posted (I used "to_try_for_3400.zip" from minihack), then I run the "Kext Utility"

9 - Restart the computer this time booting with the Chameleon bootloader installed on HD.

(Won't boot, )

 

What can we do to fix this issue?

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I also did a booted with -v -x on my system, I get the same error as Gezan (I used a video camera to capture the error, where is the error log file in the system, Gezan?)

 

We both get the error like the following:

 

Could not determine PCI-Root-UID value from DSDT
Using PCI-Root-UID value 0
nVidia Unknown 4095MB NV1ff [10de:----] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
ERROR: nVidia Rom patching failed!
Intel VGA Controller [8086:----] : : PCIRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) (currently NOT SUPORTED)

 

I wonder did Dell change the hardware lately on the Vostro laptop, or they finally enable the Intel GPU when people order the Nvidia models (so vostro can have dual video card?) When I use this computer with Windows7, I also see both cards are listed in Device Manager. When I use it for battery only, it runs one of the power profile, when I plug in the ac power supply, it use a different profile.

 

Is it a hardware issue? Or Gezar and I both not doing the installation correctly?

 

Here is my process, I followed adisor19's guide on Post #161 (the following credit to adisor19 with my modification):

 

1 - Boot up with CustomBootCD that MiniHack created Post #134

2 - When prompted, swap the CustomBootCD and replace it with the OS X 10.6.3 RETAIL DVD and press F5

3 - Select the OS X Install DVD to start the installation process and install OS X on your HD

4 - Once the install is done, boot back the computer using the CustomBootCD and then select the OS X HD installation and boot it up

5 - Once OS X boots up, go through the inital setup and then browse the web and download the latest version of [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url].

6 - Start [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and install ONLY the Chamelon bootloader on the HD

7 - Restart the computer when done and boot back up with the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] DVD.

8 - Replace /Extra folder with the one that Minihack posted (I used "to_try_for_3400.zip" from minihack), then I run the "Kext Utility"

9 - Restart the computer this time booting with the Chameleon bootloader installed on HD.

(Won't boot, )

 

What can we do to fix this issue?

 

 

Hi rekcu5,

 

I followed the same procedure with installing my vostro 3700. I also tried the different bootloaders with the same result. I think that dell changed the production of the vostro line enabling the two videocards. Or we have just two laptops that have a an unfortunate manufacturing flaw.

 

What are your thoughts about this ?

 

Maybe Minihack can see something wrong in our ACPI tables

 

-- Gezan

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All Core i3s and some lower end Core i5/7 CPUs come with Intel HD enabled on the cpu but that doesn't mean it'll be visible or usable. My Arrandale i5-430m does (as per intel specs) have an intel HD integrated GPU but it's not visible from OSX or anything else, the chipset may not support is as a hardware or firmware limitation but I can say that hybrid graphics isn't listed as a feature this laptop came with and it does not show up in the ACPI tables (BIOS rev A0). That's not a bug, it's just that it's a component of the CPU and it's there whether or not Dell wired it up (and yes they can chose to not wire it up) and it's not cost effective to remove it just because it's going unused.

 

You should be able to kill intel HD by deleting AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext and AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext (be sure to PFIX after doing this of course) as long as there aren't any graphicsenabler problems that come with the existing intel HD chip, and if there are that should be solvable with EFI injection as opposed to graphicsenabler. A DSDT fix is probably overkill.

 

You shouldn't use it cause these laptops get {censored} battery life no matter what and intel HD will just slow it down without doing anything useful, I would count your lucky stars the dell 330m works so good in OSX as it is, don't mess it up!

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Don't get me wrong. I do not want to use Intel - Nvidia is the reason I bought it.

 

However, it seems that maybe Gezan and Rekcu5 for some reason can see the Intel card and it is stopping them from using the Nvidia. I think this is a strange problem that they need to solve if they are going to get OSX working properly for them. The application I uploaded will tell them if indeed this is their problem.

 

yea but gezan can't use that app if he can't even boot his system.

 

i can build an experimental com.apple.boot.plist for y'all with what i think are the correct video injection settings for chameleon but only give it a shot if you can confirm that youll be able to load it on the drive.

 

if anyone needs direct help, i'm idling in #vostro or #hackint0sh on irc.osx86.hu

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ah i get it, he can still boot his machine with your boot cd? sorry didn't understand the whole deal here.

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Hi rekcu5 and Gezan,

This is a very interesting problem. Attached is a little program that is supposed to allow the new Macs to change between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards whenever you want. It would be nice for you to install and see what happens!

In the menu bar it shows which card is active ("n" for Nvidia, "I" for Intel) and is supposed to allow you to switch. If it says "I" for you then you KNOW this is the problem. If it lets you switch then you also know there is a solution!!!

Please try it we need to know.....

[P.S. For me it always says "n" and asking it to switch has no result so that it what is supposed to happen].

 

 

 

Ha ha ha .....look at this. Hybrid graphics drivers released in late July. Looks like we are getting to the bottom of the problem. Let's see what the solution is!!!!!

 

 

It showed

"n" on gfxCardStatus

(greyout) Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT.

Will not let me switch GPU

 

I was reading from the notebookreview forum last night. Dell is shipping hybrid graphic card on new vostro. Good times for us who wants osx86.

 

MiniHack, what is the next step you would like me to do?

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Hi rekcu5,

 

I followed the same procedure with installing my vostro 3700. I also tried the different bootloaders with the same result. I think that dell changed the production of the vostro line enabling the two videocards. Or we have just two laptops that have a an unfortunate manufacturing flaw.

 

What are your thoughts about this ?

 

Maybe Minihack can see something wrong in our ACPI tables

 

-- Gezan

 

Gezan,

 

I was reading dell's service manual, and I found this. (Dell listed there is a feature to disable Hybrid Graphic in BIOS) Dell Service Manual

 

Do me a favor please.

Boot up and press F2 to get into BIOS. Find out what is your Dell Bios version. Need that info. Also, give us the Video BIOS info

Then, go to Advanced - and look for the Hybrid Graphic option.

If you found this feature, "disable" the Hybrid Graphic option

 

Then take out the custombootcd and try to boot from the Harddrive.

If possible, BRING US SOME GOOD NEWS.

If not, bad news is okay.

 

To upgrade BIOS to A07, we need to restore the system back to Windows first.

 

Cheers!

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