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Hey folks. New here and new to OSx86, so hi! I have a Lenovo ideapad Z560 - it's a Core i5 480M with 4GB RAM, Nvidia GPU. I used [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] with the DSDT and extras posted here:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t=#entry1650128

 

Despite the warning that I shouldn't use the DSDT on Z560's that weren't i3 or had greater than 2GB RAM or 1 stick. Well, I've got a booting 10.6.6 which pretty much works with the following exceptions:

 

Wi-Fi won't pick up any networks

The trackpad won't work at all (Voodoo PS2 is installed)

 

It's probably to do with the different processor and memory sizes? System profiler shows correct info.

 

Anyway, not expecting help unless there's a kind soul out there who knows how to fix these issues; I'm just posting to say hi and to give my experience with the laptop and first time attempt at OSx86

 

Regards,

Jude

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Try the ApplePS2Controller for your trackpad, that is an alternative to voodoo.

You can google around for it.

And what kind of wireless router do you have?

 

Thanks - I'll give that a go. Looks like I'm going to have to start from scratch though. After installing the ethernet drivers and voodoo HDA (latter via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]) and running the repair permissions and cache utility from the same, OS won't boot - I get the dreaded : "you must turn off your computer" message. It boots in safe mode, with working Ethernet...

 

The wireless is strange. It will pick up a signal and connect to an access point, but it won't pick up a lease. Even if you manually configure an IP, you cannot ping out, you just get 'no route to host' or 'host is down'. If you create a wireless network, I can get my mac mini to connect to it and ping between them both.

 

Wireless router is just a standard Netgear box provided by Virgin Media. My mac mini and everything else can use it fine. Very strange.

 

Well, soldiering on!

:D

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Unfortunately ApplePS2Controller.kext didn't work - installed with Kext Utility, but now I have no keyboard either! Looks like I'll have to just put up with using a USB mouse :D

 

Removed the legacy Atheros and installed latest ethernet driver from Realtek. System boots now.

 

That may be it for me:

 

No trackpad

No wireless

 

Not bad, I can live with those for now

 

Cheers,

Jude

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