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A Hackintosh project on an HP/Compaq 610...No QE/CI


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I've read over a hundred of posts mainly in this forum and to be honest I'm getting nowhere. My laptop specs are on my signature. I used iAtkos L2 (10.7.2). The keyboard and touchpad work perfectly. The webcam and the USBs work too.


The sound works but the volume is set to high even when I turn it down using the sound icon. Also the VoodooHDA preference panel is missing. I tired with VoodooHDA 2.6.2, 2.7.2, and 2.7.3.


Aside from getting the kexts for the graphics cards to load, I'm not yet concerned about the other devices. I mean let's face it, there is no much point having a hackintosh if QE/CI don't work.


I've tried every trick suggested to make my Intel x3100 (2A12) work and I failed. I tried a/ll of the following:


1. Not knowing that there are two types of Intel x3100, the 2A02 and the 2A12, I tried these kexts which I've tested on another laptop and they work well on the 2A02.



Basically all the kexts in the above link are from Lion 10.7.0 except for 'AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext' which is from Snow Leopard 10.6.8. This didn't work with the HP 610.


2. I used an 'AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext' from Snow 10.5.8 that was patched to support 2A12. I found it in this forum. This kext loaded. The screen was much brighter than before but it was split into 12 sections. Each section represents an instance of a desktop.


3. I used the 2A12patcher. Mac didn't give me a kernel panic but It froze before reaching the desktop. Amongst the displayed text I noticed that Mac was complained about the fact that the AppleIntelFrameBuffer class was already loaded and thus it could not be loaded again from the AppleIntelFramBuffer.kext file.


4. After 3 days of reading about what other have done, I decided to patch the kexts, install them and see how it goes. I used the kext from Lion 10.7.0 as a starting point. I patched the info.plist files inside AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext and AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext. I also used a HEX editor and patched the binary files inside these kexts. Basically I replaced every instance of 2A02 with 2A12.

Nothing happened when I installed these patched kexts.


5. After doing the above I went ahead and patched AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and install it. This time the screen was split into 4 with every section containing an instance of the desktop.

Rebooting with the flag "GraphicsEnabler=No" fixed the split on the screen but I still do not have QE/CI.




What else I can try to get the Intel X3100 (2A12) to work properly?




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Hackintoshed !!! Laptop .--Compaqintosh


Anyone who needs help with cheapo hp/compaq with nforce chipset/nvidia graphics/ Amd Turion x2 64.. ]I had trouble ,, every distro would reboot.. tried so many chameleon" boot files until i landed on 'APIC version error '' KP.


After scratching my head for a few weeks and installling ubuntu without any problems..Somehow i found a working Cham RC5 boot file!! (working via usb) not ata "yet"...

(tried to patch nforceata with ID-- but error ""says not compatible 10de... at verbose..... ))


OMG!! i might be the first.,. nobody seems to have got this one working... Im going for audio and qe/ci now..

will update soon.


Anyone who needs help: PM me for now , until i make a guide/how to.. and i will upload a "boot file, etc soon.


Hoooray!!!!!! PERSEVERANCE.!!



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