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Lion 10.7.4 on ASUS T101 MT. Success? Almost!

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Hello, people!


Finally i got bold enough to try to run lion in my tiny ASUS T101 MT netbook. Surprisingly, it was quite an easy task. Had to install VoodooHDA to get my realtek 239 audio working, and atheros kexts to have a working wi-fi and ethernet recognized as built-in. Trackpad worked out of the box.


However, not everything was such a piece of cake: first, the touchscreen - it works like a left click button, and i tried a lot of researching to make it fully working, to no avail. Second, the ethernet: besides being somehow recognized as built-in, so i can use the app store, it does not work in its original function of connecting to the web. Not really a big worry, because i always use wi-fi, but it shows that something's wrong. Third, the power management: when i try to put the computer to sleep, the screen sleeps, but the system continue running and spending energy. Since it's a laptop, that really sucks! Fourth, the built-in webcam. In fact, it worked out of the box too, and it's even recognized by programs like FaceTime. The problem here is that the image is upside down! I tried solutions like iGlasses to no success. Finally, iCloud: even with a valid apple ID, a 64-bit system and built-in ethernet, i'm blocked to setting an account.


So i'm asking your help: any solutions, so i can have a fully working touchscreen Mac-ASUS laptop?


Thanks in advance!

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Forgot one thing: wi-fi does work indeed, but sometimes several reboots are necessary to make it work properly, or else it could take an hour (or even more) to connect (that annoying self-assigned IP problem). I think there is some other atheros wi-fi kext pre-installed, and this next is somehow in conflict with the kext that i installed to make it work...

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Another finding: the hotkeys (Fn plus F-something) don't work. At least, don't work for my benefit: when i tried F1, got a kernel panic! I downloaded a package that supposedly fix it in Snow Leo, but i must confess: i'm i little afraid to install it and get more problems than solutions in a system that, otherwise, is running fairly well, except for the supra mentioned issues.

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About the graphics card, intel GMA 3150: was recognized natively with resolution of 1024x600, but without QE\CI, and is listed in system report as not having any kext loaded. All of this was kindda expected - there is no support for this card. The curious thing is that i cannot watch youtube videos, because of the lack of graphics acceleration, unless the same video is embedded somewhere else (even when the source is youtube). In this case, i can watch the video without any problems, except sometimes some lagging, and i can watch it even in full screen. Odd.

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