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N5050 Lion 10.7.2 wifi / trackpad troubles

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Hi all,


After a being a very happy Dell Latitude d620 hackint0sh user the last few years I had to replace my ol' pall with a new Laptop since my LCD's bckligt broke down.


I bought me a Dell inspiron 15 n5050 i5-2450 / 4gb / HD3000 gfx / 500gb hdd. I've managed to get Lion 10.7.2 booting on my new laptop. But still have couple of things that wont work...

Maybe someone can point me in the right direction in resolving these problems.


My Touchpad is not detected after installation. I've tried voodoops2 but without success. Keyboard works and external usb mouse also works, just no trackpad... My n5050 has a alps trackpad, but i can't figure out how to get it detected...


Also I can't figure out how to get my wifi working. According to windows it's a "Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter" and Dell says it's a "dell 1703 802.11b/g/n" VenID/DevID 168c:0032


Who could give me some advise? Any help is welcome!







Computer Brand Name: DELL Inspiron N5050

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601

Service Pack: Service Pack 1

Processor: Intel Core i5-2515E (2500.0 MHz)

Motherboard: DELL 01HXXJ (Intel HM67 (Cougar Point) [b3])

Memory: 4 GBytes (Single-Channel)

Hard Drive: WDC WD5000BPVT-75A1YT0 (476,940 MBytes (500 GB))

Optical Drive: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW SN-208BB (DVD+R DL)

Display Adapter: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB GT2+ - Integrated Graphics Controller [D2/J1/Q0] [DELL]

Audio Adapter: Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [b3]

Network Adapter: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

Monitor: LG Philips [unknown Model: LGD02DC]

Battery: DELL 8NH5525




CPU ID: 000206A7

Code Name: Sandy Bridge-MB ECC

CPU Stepping: D2

CPU Platform: BGA1023

Microcode Update Revision: 1B

Core(s): 2

Thread(s): 4

Original Frequency: 2500.0 MHz

Current Frequency: 2893.7 MHz = 29.00 x 99.8 MHz @ 1.2059 V

CPU Core Temperature: N/A

L1 Cache: Instruction: 2 x 32 KBytes, Data: 2 x 32 KBytes

L2 Cache: Integrated: 2 x 256 KBytes

L3 Cache: 3 MBytes

CPU Thermal Design Power: 35.0 W




Model: DELL 01HXXJ

Chipset: Intel HM67 (Cougar Point) [b3]

Slots: 4xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16

PCI Express Version Supported: v2.0

USB Version Supported: v2.0

Super IO/LPC Chip: Unknown

BIOS Manufacturer: American Megatrends

BIOS Date: 03/23/2012

BIOS Version: A04




Module Number: 0

Module Size: 4096 MBytes

Module Type: SO-DIMM

Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM

Memory Speed: 666.7 MHz (PC3-10600)

Module Manufacturer: Hynix (Hyundai)

Module Part Number: HMT351S6CFR8C-H9

Module Revision: 12366

Module Serial Number: 1803386393

Module Manufacturing Date: Year: 2012, Week: 10

SDRAM Manufacturer: Hynix (Hyundai)

Error Check/Correction: None

Number Of Banks: 8

Number Of Ranks: 2

Device Width: 8 bits

Bus Width: 64 bits

Module Density: 2048 Mb

Module Voltage: 1.5 V

Minimum SDRAM Cycle Time: 1.500 ns

CAS# Latencies Supported: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Minimum CAS# Latency Time: 13.125 ns

Minimum RAS# to CAS# Delay: 13.125 ns

Minimum Row Precharge Time: 13.125 ns

Minimum Active to Precharge Time: 36.000 ns

Minimum Write Recovery Time: 15.000 ns

Minimum Row Active to Row Active Delay: 6.000 ns

Minimum Active to Active/Refresh Time: 49.125 ns

Minimum Refresh Recovery Time Delay: 160.000 ns

Minimum Internal Write to Read Command Delay: 7.500 ns

Minimum Internal Read to Precharge Command Delay: 7.500 ns

Minimum Four Activate Window Delay Time: 30.000 ns

Supported Module Timing at 666.7 MHz: 9-9-9-24

Supported Module Timing at 400.0 MHz: 6-6-6-15

Supported Module Timing at 333.3 MHz: 5-5-5-12

Auto Self Refresh: Supported

Extended Temperature Range: Supported

Extended Temperature Refresh Rate: Not Supported

On-die Thermal Sensor Readout: Not Supported


Hard Drive


Drive Model: WDC WD5000BPVT-75A1YT0

Drive Controller: Serial ATA 3Gb/s

Drive Serial Number: WXT1CC1H5862

Firmware Revision: 01.01A01

Drive Capacity: 476,940 MBytes (500 GB)

Media Rotation Rate: 5400 RPM

Temperature: N/A

Cache Buffer Size: 8192 KBytes

Number of Cylinders: 16383

Number of Heads: 16

Number of Sectors: Unknown

Sectors Per Track: 63

Native Command Queuing: Supported, Max. Depth: 32

TRIM Command: Not Supported

Write Cache: Present, Active

S.M.A.R.T. Feature: Present, Active

Security Feature: Present, Inactive

Removable Media Feature: Not Present, Disabled

Power Management: Present, Active

Advanced Power Management: Present, Active

Packet Interface: Not Present, Disabled

Look-Ahead Buffer: Present, Active

Host Protected Area: Present, Enabled

Power-Up In Standby: Not Supported, Inactive

Automatic Acoustic Management: Not Supported, Inactive

48-bit LBA: Supported, Active

Raw Read Error Rate: 200/51, Worst: 200

Reallocated Sector Count: 200/140, Worst: 200

Power-On Hours/Cycle Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 26)

Power Cycle Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 122)

Spin Up Time: 187/21, Worst: 182 (Data = 1616)

Start/Stop Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 135)

Seek Error Rate: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200

Spin Retry Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 100

Temperature: 113/Always OK, Worst: 102 (Data = 34.0 C)

Calibration Retry Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 100

Power-Off Retract Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data = 68)

Load/Unload Cycle Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data = 354)

Reallocation Event Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200

Current Pending Sector Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200

Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count: 100/Always OK, Worst: 253

Ultra DMA/SATA CRC Error Rate: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200


Optical Drive


Drive Model: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW SN-208BB

Device Type: DVD+R DL

Drive Serial Number: R8KL6GAC500RPP

Firmware Revision: D300

Supported Disk Type (Read): CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL

Supported Disk Type (Write): CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL


Display Adapter


Video Card: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB GT2+ - Integrated Graphics Controller [D2/J1/Q0] [DELL]

Video Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2+)

Video Memory: Unknown

Bus Type: Integrated

Video BIOS Version: snm21081.dnq PC 14.34 03/01/2011 15:25:04

GPU Temperature: N/A

Memory Clock: 665.0 MHz


Audio Adapter


Audio Adapter: Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [b3]

High Definition Audio Codec: IDT


Network Adapter


Network Adapter: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC

MAC Address: 78-45-C4-AB-4F-A0

Maximum Link Speed: 100 Mbps

Network Adapter: Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

MAC Address: Unknown

Maximum Link Speed: Unknown




Monitor Name: LG Philips [unknown Model: LGD02DC]

Serial Number: Unknown

Date Of Manufacture: Week: 0, Year: 2010

Max Vertical Size: 19 cm

Max Horizontal Size: 34 cm

Standby: Not Supported

Suspend: Not Supported

Standard Colour Space: Not Supported

Preferred Timing Mode: Supported

Default GTF Supported: Not Supported




Device Name: DELL 8NH5525

Manufacturer Name: SMP

Serial Number: 9234

Unique ID: 9234SMPDELL 8NH5525

Chemistry: Lithium Ion

Designed Capacity: 48840 mWh

Full Charged Capacity: 49195 mWh

Wear Level: 0.0 %

Power Status: Discharging

Current Capacity: 14597 mWh (29.7 %)

Current Voltage: 10.538 V


Time of this report: 4-8-2012 19:11:09




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You can a write a book,you are a writer? :thumbsup_anim:

Touchpad is here:


Atheros AR9485 is here:


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@husaber Thanks for the reply. Tried them both, but without success.


I couldn't get the wireless card working. My solution was ordering an Atheros AR9280 AR5BHB92 Half PCI-E Wireless Card 300M through Ebay. It arrived by mail today. Swapped the original card with the Atheros AR9280 AR5BHB92 one and as expected it was detected OOB. So a very cheap hardware fix: $10,50 in total.


Trackpad keeps buggin' me a bit though. Using a modified voodoops2controller kext for Alps from Projectosx.com (google it, not sure if i'm allowed to link to it here) I managed to get my trackpad to be detected as a "normal" mouse. Still, i'd love to be able to get side scrolling / multi finger scrolling working. For the time being I found out that when I click and hold the left + right mouse button simultanioualy and swipe over the trackpad it scrolls. Not very elegant but works better than using the scollbars.


I've been trying to figure out what the model (deviceID etc) of my trackpad it is but I can't find it. Does anyone know how I can find out what exact model the alps trackpad is? Some linux/windows/osx tool I don't know about?

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