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Installed 10.7.2 on Lenovo N500, need help making it work correctly

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I just successfully installed 10.7.2 on my trusty old Lenovo N500, but I can't get OS X to play nice with the laptop's components.

After an hour of fiddling with kexts, I got the keyboard and trackpad working mostly, but things like sound, microphone, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and proper trackpad support are still not working.

I used iATKOS L2 from this site (http://www.uphuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=18827) after burning it to a DVD.

The hardware specs of my laptop are, as far as I can tell, as follows:

  • a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (as seen in the photo)
  • 2 GB of slow-ass RAM (also in the photo)
  • Some Broadcom Bluetooth thingy. System Information.app displays a bunch of info but I still can't toggle BT in the system.
  • An SD card reader in the front that OS X doesn't recognize
  • An Intel GMA X3100 graphics chip that OS X apparently doesn't utilize, I get horrible screen tearing here
  • An ethernet port, even though OS X denies that this laptop has any ethernet cards installed (I might be wrong, but the ethernet port is still there)
  • The Wi-Fi thingy in the laptop is an "Intel WiFi Link 5100". If there's no way of getting this to work, I also have a Broadcom Wi-Fi USB dongle I could use.

I still have the iATKOS L2 DVD here, is there anything I missed during the installation? And what do I need to do after the installation to make all the aforementioned things work?

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I just successfully installed 10.7.2 on my trusty old Lenovo N500, but I can't get OS X to play nice with the laptop's components.

After an hour of fiddling with kexts, I got the keyboard and trackpad working mostly, but things like sound, microphone, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and proper trackpad support are still not working.

I used iATKOS L2 from this site (http://www.uphuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=18827) after burning it to a DVD.

The hardware specs of my laptop are, as far as I can tell, as follows:

  • a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (as seen in the photo)
  • 2 GB of slow-ass RAM (also in the photo)
  • Some Broadcom Bluetooth thingy. System Information.app displays a bunch of info but I still can't toggle BT in the system.
  • An SD card reader in the front that OS X doesn't recognize
  • An Intel GMA X3100 graphics chip that OS X apparently doesn't utilize, I get horrible screen tearing here
  • An ethernet port, even though OS X denies that this laptop has any ethernet cards installed (I might be wrong, but the ethernet port is still there)
  • The Wi-Fi thingy in the laptop is an "Intel WiFi Link 5100". If there's no way of getting this to work, I also have a Broadcom Wi-Fi USB dongle I could use.

I still have the iATKOS L2 DVD here, is there anything I missed during the installation? And what do I need to do after the installation to make all the aforementioned things work?

1 cpu is ok

2 ram is ok(2GB)

3 Search for bluetooth driver later :D

4 Search for SD card driver later :D

5 Intel GMA X3100 work only on 32bit Lion(me use verry well on T61)

6 Etherneth work perfectly with Intel82566MM.kext

7 WiFi intel 5100 newer work,you need to patch your BIOS without whitelist,and replace WIFI card with Atheros or Broadcom

WELCOME HERE :thumbsup_anim:

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Hi and thanks for your reply.

Where can I get the drivers for my laptop? Specifically the one for the GMA X3100 and SD cards, I can do without bluetooth and ethernet, but SD cards and tear-free video are a must for me.

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I installed the Voodoo SD drivers, copied the kexts for the GMA X3100 to /System/Library/Extensions, ran Disk Utility's Repair Permissions and then rebooted, but nothing has changed.

What am I doing wrong?

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