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[GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010)

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DELL L701X GUIDE!

(WorkInProgress)

a guide for install Snow Leopard and create a fantastic hackintosh (HEAVY) laptop.

 

 

Hardware Configuration:

CPU : Intel Core i7-740M

Chipset : Intel Ibex Peak-M HM57, Intel Lynnfield

RAM : 4GB DDR3-1333 (2X2 - 2Slot free)

Video : NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M (3072 MB)

Monitor : 1600X900

Audio : Realtek ALC665

HD : 500GB Sata

WiFi : Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (switched to Dell 1510, works OOB)

Ethernet : Gigabit Ethernet Realtek 8168

 

 

What work:

- NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M (3072 MB)

- HDMI Video out

- Realtek ALC665

- Gigabit Ethernet Realtek 8168

- 2MP Webcam

- Bluetooth

- Synaptic TrackPad (with 2 finger scrolling)

- Keyboard

- USB Ports (all 2.0 and 3.0)

- Deep Sleep (But No USB2 ports after resume!)

 

 

What not work:

- Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (switched to Dell 1510, works OOB)

- Sata Port (Not Tested, but probably work)

- SDCard Reader (Not Tested)

- HDMI Audio out

- Display Port (Not Tested)

- DVB-T card (Not Tested, but probably not work)

 

Bench:

GeekBench v2.1.12 result: 5200

XBench 1.3 (Without HD)result: 130

 

 

 

Installation

  1. Use nawcom Mod CD 0.3.1 and a 10.6.3 DVD or USB image.
    NOTE: if you use like me a Installation from USB, don't use USB3 port.
    NOTE: deselect custom option in OSX installation from nawcom before install.
    Install on the first partition on an MBR or GPT HD.
     
  2. After the installation Finish, reboot, and start the partition with nawcom.
     
  3. Copy all necessary files on your desktop (USB not work after 10.6.6 installation)
     
  4. Install 10.6.6 Combo Update dowloaded From Apple Website
     
  5. Reboot and restart your partition with Nawcom.
     
  6. Now, install Chameleon, i have used r699 by iReset, Downloaded Here
    Copy Extra Folder from attached file in your root.
    Delete AppleHDA.kext and IOAudioFamily.kext in System/Library/Extensions of your installation partition.
    Copy the files in "System-Lib-Ext" from attached file in System/Library/Extensions
    Run Kext Utility for repair permissions, recreate system cache And Reboot.
     
  7. Boot From Your Installed Partition
     
  8. Now install tonymacx86 NVIDIA Update, I have used 1.0.1(current).
     
  9. Reboot
     
  10. Now install Lnx2Mac's RTL81xx Driver
     
  11. Reboot

 

NOTE: If you want DeepSleep, open Terminal and type: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 5

NOTE: In the attached files is present a .icc for LG LCD panel Profile from ironnerd(notebookreview.com)

NOTE: Probably this guide works also for L401X and L501X with i7-740QM or i7 840QM CPU.

 

Future improvement:

- DSDT enhancement (nedd help for USB2 sleep problem)

 

Changes:

v2:

- DSDT from MaLd0n and Nexos™ in the pack default is the MaLd0n one.

- removed Lan from pack and added to the guide

- most recent FakeSMC and intel kext (tnx MaLd0n)

- other little things

v3:

- Removed VoodooHDA

- New patched DSDT (i patched the MaLd0n) for support ALC665 natively. (TNX vladlenas)

- New AppleHDA.kext and IOAudioFamily.kext. (TNX vladlenas)

- Reverted to 64bit.

 

 

 

theSLug

L701X_Files.zip

L701X_Files_v2.zip

L701X_Files_v3.zip

Edited by theSlug

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is the dsdt untouched?

i think so!

 

 

try this:

DSDT.zip

 

Added:

DTGP,

SBUS

 

add this to com.apple.Boot.plist:

<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>

 

Now Sleep should work.

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Guide tested, reviewed and corrected. :)

 

@Nexos

DSDT is corrected from error, and i have only patched RDT.

 

the main issue now is the internal mic.... and sleep :P

 

bye

 

theSLug

 

 

EDIT: i try it IMMEDIATELY!!! :D

 

 

EDIT2: tried, the system resume well, but not shutdown :)

 

the LID is not recognized, i tried it with sleep from menu. hd and monitor only go to sleep

 

and TNX for your help :)

 

 

EDIT3: good work my friend!!! i have set pmset -a hibernatemode 5 aka safe sleep aka real hibernate and work perfectly!!! :D :D :D

 

tnx again!!!

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@MaLd0n

you can explain the effect of your fixes?

i not have noticed any changes in boot, usability, etc.etc. tnx :)

 

 

 

 

WIP:

1 - moved PXHCD.kext from S/L/E to E/E

2 - removed ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext from E/E

3 - tryed to remove vanilla IONetworkingFamily.kext from S/L/E for incompatibility with RealtekRTL81xx.kext, and try to boot in native x64.

 

 

 

point 3 create some problem, KP (RTL81) related with new kextcache, and normal boot without lan with -f -v.

 

geekgench 32bit +5/600 point on x64.

 

 

EDIT:

readed "EULA" on http://lnx2mac.blogspot.com

removed RealtekRTL81xx.kext in upcoming pack

tryng to install with official pkg.

if work, correct the guide.

NOT WORK! KP

 

 

EDIT2:

always got KP on i386 or x64 with or without RTL81X installed.

now i try a fresh install with the new pack.

 

 

EDIT3:

FRESH install make good result, now update the first post. the system now run nativly at 64bit.

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@MaLd0n

you can explain the effect of your fixes?

i not have noticed any changes in boot, usability, etc.etc. tnx :(

 

send me a kextstat

run on terminal

kextstat

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in E/E is present:

- ACPIMonitor.kext (necessary?)

- FakeSMC.kext

- IntelThermal.kext (necessary?)

- PXHCD.kext

- VoodooBattery.kext

- VoodooPS2Controller.kext (from AnV)

 

 

anyway, IMHO lnx2mac is a pita, specially with 10.6.6+x86_64, or l701x have unsolved problem... reboot is a random kp roulette in 64bit.

 

 

tnx for your help.

 

theSLug

kextstat_mald0n.rtf

kextstat_nexos.rtf

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in E/E is present:

- ACPIMonitor.kext (necessary?)

- FakeSMC.kext

- IntelThermal.kext (necessary?)

- PXHCD.kext

- VoodooBattery.kext

- VoodooPS2Controller.kext (from AnV)

 

 

anyway, IMHO lnx2mac is a pita, specially with 10.6.6+x86_64, or l701x have unsolved problem... reboot is a random kp roulette in 64bit.

 

 

tnx for your help.

 

theSLug

 

ACPIMonitor.kext and IntelThermal.kext

temperature :(

use the new version in folder s/l/e

look it(Hardware monitoring with FakeSMC)

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=235523

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i removed voodoohda, rebuilt cache, normal boot work.

 

now i tried an ald revision of voodoohda for m11x, testing. :)

 

not found very good documentation of alc665... ;) is not possible make a perl script for this?

 

another major issue:

- usb2 port not work after hibernatemode 1 . usb3 works.CORRECTION... only.. usb3!

 

in hibernatemode 25 all usb works

 

 

new voodoohda create problem lite the old one.. :)

 

i not find the clue...

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TheSlug

As i can see from the post N#1, everything works so far exept the Wifi Card, am I right or not?

I wanna by this laptop, pls post back, whats not working at the moment

tnks

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the major problem IMHO is the ALC665 driver, the intel wifi obviously not work. ;) i have ordered a replacement card on ebay. the usb 2.0 aftersleep problem is probably solvable with dsdt trick.

 

bye

 

theSLug

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Hi theSlug/Guru,

 

Regarding theSlug works, I guess his method will work with XPS L501x as well since they are identical with each other just the difference in screen size. Am I correct?.

 

I just wonder if this laptop will work with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]+[url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] or not.

 

What are parameter you used?. -v -x cpus=? GraphicsEnabler=? etc...

 

Since I didn't see nVidia Logo on the laptop (on google), I wonder if this xps has switchable graphic card between nVidia and Intel HD or it just has only dedicated nVidia card. If laptop show nVidia logo on palm rest that means it is dedicated graphic card otherwise it's not.

 

If it has switchable graphic cards between nVidia and Intel HD, how do you disable intel HD card?. In bios?. Cause I knew that Vostro 3xxx late 2010 model has switchable graphic card between nVidia and Intel HD and it didn't work with snow leopard cause we can't disable intel HD card in bios.

 

Thanks in advance.

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The i7 740 not have swithable graphic card, only nvidia card inside. The i3/i5 and the new l702x/l502x model with i7 have swithable graphic, and disabling intel HD video card is not possible in bios for all model.(is inside the cpu)

This guide is for i7 without intel graphic card, if you want to test it swithable "nvidia optimus" graphic, please. Report.

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

 

Byebye

 

TheSLug

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this night i have switched the intel n1000 wifi card with a new dell 1510. works OOB, recognized:

en1:

Card Type: Third-Party Wireless Card

Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

Wake On Wireless: Supported

 

 

 

:)

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Hi theSlug,

 

Thanks for your answers and happy with you on successful swapping intel n1000 wifi card with a new dell 1510.

 

I'm unlucky installing SL on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCF132FX/B, with core i7-740QM which has no integrated intel card, with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]+[url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. Even I follow your method and success but stuck with low resolution of graphic card. I don't know what happened. I'm going to sell this laptop and buy a new one for sure.

 

Regarding to new macbook pro, 2nd generation of core i5, i7 (including intel HD 3000 integrated graphic card), I guess 10.6.7 will work for all laptop model equipped with 2nd gen intel core i5 and i7, regardless of dedicated or integrated graphic cards at all. It will be the best case if 10.6.7 or 10.7 Lion which apple will release soon support back to old intel HD card. That means we can buy laptop which has only integrated graphic card on it which is pretty cheap now. I'm still waiting to hear the good news.

 

Thanks.

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Hi theSlug!

 

I have the same computer, but I know if my SnowLeo 10.6.0 DVD I used for installation, or should I have version 10.6.3, I would greatly appreciate you to tell me that.

 

Saludos from Mexico! :P

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