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Guide to install  Yosemite on Dell Inspiron 3x37 - 5x37 -7x37 series !!!!!

mainly Dell Inspiron 3437 3537 3737 5437 5537 5737 7437 7537 7737

 

This original guide is this and all credit goes to "pokenguyen"(thanks bro)

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Please note!!!
 It's always better to perform a full system+data backup of your current system.

What's working/not working:

  • Built in webcam not working!!
  • By replacing Intel WiFi card with BCM4352HMB WiFi +BT working flawlessly(the card that i used is this )

Requirements.

  • 8 GB or more USB flash drive(16GB required for El cap)
  • Empty/ ready to empty HDD/SSD to install OS X system alongside with your laptop.This guide can even use wisely to install most of the laptops with Intel processor with integrated graphics.
  • Internet connection(for some steps)
PRE-INSTALLATION:- STEP 1: Create a bootable USB

 

In this step you'll need to access to a real mac (or existing mackintosh) create a bootable usb.(if you have problems regarding how to create a bootable usb simply google it :D)
 

STEP 2:

CREATE OUR CLOVER USB DRIVE :

Now we can create our clover usb for clover boot loader
create a partition 'size>300Mb' and place this folder inside that usb
(for this step it's better if you can use separate USB flash drive for this task) 
 
STEP 3:
Bios Setup

 

  • Update your system bios to latest version (currently A13),
  1.  Disk: AHCI
  2.  Intel Rapid Storage: Disabled
  3.  UEFI Boot: Enabled
  4.  Secure Boot: Disabled
  5.  Legacy Rom: Enabled
STEP 4:
Boot into OS X :
 
  • Now  turn off your laptop and plug both clover USB and bootable OS X USB and boot from your clover USB.(press F12 at boot)
  • If everything goes well Clover boot-loader screen will show up !!!
  • Then you need to press F4 button to extract DSDT/SSDT for your laptop(don''t worry i'll explain this later -Just follow the guide carefully)
  • Extraction DSDT/SSDT may take while(about 5-6 seconds) so please wait until complete the process(you can feel that while extraction DSDT/SSDT system may not response to your key presses).
  • select Boot OS X Install from "name of your  OS X Installer partition").
  • If you're get lucky to get into welcome screen(most of time you should) use Disk Utility to format your drive as GPT, create a Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) partition to install Yosemite/El Capitan.
  • After installation complete (may take about 20-30 minuets-depending on your HDD/SSD speed)
  • After installation completed system will ask to restart the machine and this stage also you must boot with your clover usb and then select partition which you installed OS X Yosemite.(it's better not to sign in to your apple id and back off from apple services until you get a stable rig)
  • If everything goes well, you can boot in to Yosemite desktop

POST INSTALLATION:-

STEP 5:

After finished the pre-installation,there are several methods to complete the post installation so here i'll be guiding you the simplest method with great tool ( thanks to pokenguyen for creating such tool)


 

  • Download this tool here .and select
  1.  CloverUEFI
  2.  RTL8111 (for 7x37) or RTL8100 Ethernet (for 3x37-5x37)
  3.  Tools > IASL
  4.  Tools > Clover Configurator.
  5.  Tools > SSDTGenerator.
  6.  Fixes > Hibernate Mode > Disable Hibernate

STEP 6:

  • After installation finished of the above step the EFI partition will mounted automatically. 
  • Copy config.plist from your USB to (/EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition), then use "Clover Configurator" to IMPORT config.plist (in EFI partition) and edit those values:
    • Uncheck: ACPI > Generate PStates/CStates.
    • SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (Macbook Pro 11,1 or Macbook Air 6,2) with appropriate  Serial Number.
  • Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition.(not to your usb path)
  • Copy from (/Extra/SSDT.aml ) to (/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/)
STEP 7:

Now navigate to (/EFI/Clover/ACPI/origin/) from USB (which dumped by F4 at Clover screen). 

  1. Create a "DSDT" folder on desktop then copy only DSDT.aml, SSDT-*.aml files to DSDT folder.(it is important "only" word because if you copy unwonted 
  2.  Go to terminal and type:
         
  cd ~/Desktop/DSDTiasl -da DSDT.aml SSDT*.aml

  

  • The decompiled *.dsl files will be created in DSDT folder. 
Now get this MaciASL IDE and install from here (thanks to RehabMan  tool)
configure MaciASL to,


STEP 8:Patching  DSDT.. 

Go to Desktop>DSDT and find dsdt.dsl and apply

  • close preference panel and press "patch" button and apply following code:

(Original codes by "pokenguyen" )

# Syntax errors
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.PEG0\) remove_matched;
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.PEG0\.PEGP\) remove_matched;
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.RP05\.PEGP\) remove_matched;
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.PEG0,\sUnknownObj\) remove_matched;
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.PEG0\.PEGP,\sUnknownObj\) remove_matched;
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\(_SB_\.PCI0\.RP05\.PEGP,\sUnknownObj\) remove_matched;
into method label _L69 code_regex Notify\s\(\\_SB\.PCI0\.PEG0\.PEGP,\s0x02\) remove_matched;
into method label ADBG replace_content begin Return(0) end;

into method label HRPR code_regex (OperationRegion.*)\\_GPE.MMTB\s+\(0x04\), replace_matched begin %1\\_GPE.MMTB, 0x04)\n end;
into method label HRPR code_regex (Field\s+\(HRPE.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\})\) replace_matched begin %1 end;
into method label _WAK code_regex Store\s\(\\_GPE\.MMTB\s\(Local2,\s\\_GPE\.OSUP\s\(Local2\)\),\sStore\s\(Local1,\sREG6\)\) remove_matched;
into method label _INI code_regex Store\s\(\\_GPE\.MMTB\s\(Local3,\s\\_GPE\.OSUP\s\(Local3\)\),\sStore\s\(Local2,\sREG6\)\) remove_matched;

into method label _INI parent_label _SB.PCI0 code_regex (Store\s\(\\_GPE\.MMTB.*) replace_matched begin // %1 end;                                                                        
into method label _WAK code_regex (Store\s\(\\_GPE\.MMTB.*) replace_matched begin // %1 end;


# Prevent freeze caused by WMI
into method label WMIA replace_content begin // nothing end;

# Force BAT0 device
into method label _STA parent_label BAT0 replace_content begin Return (0x1F) end;

# Fix PNOT method
into method label PNOT replace_content begin // nothing end;

#     Enable functions keys
#     Override DSDT oemId (for Clover, since it patches with "Apple ")
into method label _DSM parent_label PS2K remove_entry;
into device label PS2K insert
begin
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n
{\n
    If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }\n
    Return (Package()\n
    {\n
        // Note: Function key part seems to not be necessary
        // "AAPL,has-embedded-fn-keys", Buffer() { 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 },\n
        "RM,oem-id", "DELL",\n
    })\n
}\n
end;

#   Inject Audio info
into method label _DSM parent_label HDEF remove_entry;
into device label HDEF insert
begin
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n
{\n
    If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }\n
    Return (Package()\n
    {\n
        "layout-id", Buffer() { 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 },\n
        "hda-gfx", Buffer() { "onboard-1" },\n
        "PinConfigurations", Buffer() { },\n
    })\n
}\n
end;

and press compile  
if no errors

Press again patch and paste this code:

into method label _DSM parent_label PS2K remove_entry;
into device label PS2K insert
begin
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n
{\n
 If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }\n
 Return (Package()\n
 {\n
  "RM,oem-id", "DELL",\n
  "RM,oem-table-id", "HSW-LPT",\n
 })\n
}\n
end;

Press compile, if no errors:

Click Patch again, then apply extra patches from Laptop patches (Require Internet connection):

 

 
  •  Rename GFX0 to IGPU
  •  7/8-series USB
  •  IRQ Fix
  •  SMBUS Fix
  •  RTC Fix
  •  Shutdown Fix 2
  •  HPET Fix
  •  OS Check Fix
  •  AC Adapter Fix
  •  Add MCHC
  •  Fix _WAK arg0 2
  •  Add IMEI

here are those patches:

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Press compileClick Compile if no errors, you're good to go!!!

  • Save  it to ACPI Machine Language Library
  • Name DSDT.aml to /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ (of your EFI partition).

STEP 9:Patching SSDT files..
 

  • Again go to Desktop>DSDT and find ssdt-7.dsl and apply
  1. Rename GFX0 to IGPU
  2. Haswell HD4400/HD4600/HD5000
  3. Brightness fix (Haswell)

Click Compile,if no error, go ahead and save the file > File Format: ACPI Machine Language Library, name> SSDT-1.aml to [/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ ]

There is a model  with nvidia/AMD separate graphics chip..

if you have that model find SSDT-8.dsl and apply:
(Original codes by "pokenguyen" )
into scope label \_SB.PCI0.GFX0 remove_entry;

into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\((.*_SB_\.PCI0\.GFX0\.DD02\._BCM),\s+IntObj\) replace_matched begin External(%1, MethodObj) end;
into method label _BCM parent_label DD02 code_regex Return\s+\(([^\)]*)\)\n.*Arg0 replace_matched begin %1(Arg0) end;
into method label _BCM parent_label DD02 code_regex Return\s+\(([^\)]*)\)[^\n]*\n.*Arg0 replace_matched begin %1(Arg0) end;
into method label WMMX code_regex If\s\(CondRefOf\s\(\\_SB\.PCI0\.GFX0\._DSM[^}]*\} replace_matched begin //nothing end;


# rename GFX0
into_all all code_regex \.GFX0 replaceall_matched begin .IGPU end;
into_all all label \_SB.PCI0.GFX0 set_label begin \_SB.PCI0.IGPU end;

# call _OFF from _SB.PCI0.RP05.PEGP
into method label _INI parent_label \_SB.PCI0.RP05.PEGP code_regex . insert begin _OFF()\n end;
Click Compile , If no error, save the file with File Format> ACPI Machine Language Library, name >SSDT-2.aml to [/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ ]
  if there is SSDT-9.dsl>>patch:apply this:
into definitionblock code_regex External\s+\((.*_SB_\.PCI0\.GFX0\.DD02\._BCM),\s+IntObj\) replace_matched begin External(%1, MethodObj) end;
into method label _BCM parent_label DD02 code_regex Return\s+\(([^\)]*)\)\n.*Arg0 replace_matched begin %1(Arg0) end;
into method label _BCM parent_label DD02 code_regex Return\s+\(([^\)]*)\)[^\n]*\n.*Arg0 replace_matched begin %1(Arg0) end;
into method label WMMX code_regex If\s\(CondRefOf\s\(\\_SB\.PCI0\.GFX0\._DSM[^}]*\} replace_matched begin //nothing end;
 
 
# rename GFX0
into_all all code_regex \.GFX0 replaceall_matched begin .IGPU end;
into_all all label \_SB.PCI0.GFX0 set_label begin \_SB.PCI0.IGPU end;

Click Compile, If no error, save the file with File Format >ACPI Machine Language Library, name >SSDT-2.aml to [ /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ ]

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STEP 10:Installing the essential kexts

 

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get those:(thanks to RehabMan)

  1. https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-voodoo-ps2-controller/downloads
  2. https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-battery-driver/downloads
  3. https://github.com/RehabMan/Lenovo-U430-Touch-DSDT-Patch/archive/master.zip
  4. https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID ( FakePCIID_HD4600_HD4400.kext+FakePCIID_BCM94352Z_as_BCM94360CS2+FakePCIID.kext)

                                     and install using kext utility/kexts wizard

STEP 11:Get working WIFI+BT with BCM4352

 follow this guide 

Fix ALC 283 audio:(thanks to  RehabMan )

 

Use this repo to add config patches and install AppleHDA_ALC283_kext to fix audio

 

STEP 13 : reset network settings

- Go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and delete these files:

  • CaptiveNetworkSupport
  • com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
  • com.apple.network.eapolclient.configuration.plist
  • NetworkInterfaces.plist

- Go to System Preferences > Network, delete all connection. Then restart!!!

Try  mentioned Steps carefully ,you'll be able to install OS X on your laptop very easily Good Luck!!!!!! 

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I have booted and installed clover bootloader, patched DSDT and failed to patch SDST, so i went for a reboot.

Now el capitan doesnt boot up, the error message is shown on the image below.

 

 

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What can i do to fix it?

 

And while trying to patch sdst7 i got the error PARSEOP_INTEGER, how to fix it?

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Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Aspire V5-573G. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Aspire V5-573G-1700. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Dazzle_HW. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Dazzle_HW-1700. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 set OEMPath by default: EFI\CLOVER 2:637 0:012 EFI\CLOVER\config.plist loaded: Success 2:637 0:000 === [ GetListOfThemes ] =================================== 2:637 0:000 === [ Found config plists ] =============================== 2:637 0:000 - config.plist 2:637 0:000 === [ GetEarlyUserSettings ] ============================== 2:637 0:000 timeout set to 0 2:637 0:000 Custom boot CUSTOM_BOOT_DISABLED (0x0) 2:637 0:000 Default theme: embedded 2:637 0:000 === [ LoadDrivers ] ======================================= 2:637 0:000 === [ InitScreen ] ======================================== 2:637 0:000 Console modes reported: 4, available modes: 2:637 0:000 - [01]: 80x25 2:637 0:000 - [02]: 80x50 2:637 0:000 - [03]: 100x31 2:637 0:000 - [04]: 240x56 (current mode) 2:637 0:000 SetScreenResolution: 1920x1080 - already set 2:637 0:000 SetScreenResolution: 1920x1080 - already set 2:637 0:000 reinit: self device path=PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0)\HD(1,MBR,0x04944021,0x3F,0x3BC1042) 2:637 0:000 === [ GetMacAddress ] ===================================== 2:637 0:000 === [ ScanSPD ] =========================================== 2:637 0:000 Scanning SMBus [8086:9C22], mmio: 0xB3619004, ioport: 0x5040, hostc: 0x1 2:656 0:018 Slot: 2 Type 24 8192MB 1600MHz Vendor=Kingston PartNo=KHX1600C9S3L8G SerialNo=050A0006000A080A 2:657 0:000 === [ GetAcpiTablesList ] ================================= 2:657 0:000 Get Acpi Tables List from RSDT: 2:657 0:000 - [00]: FACP ACRPRDCT len=268 2:657 0:000 - [01]: UEFI ACRPRDCT len=566 2:657 0:000 - [02]: FPDT ACRPRDCT len=68 2:657 0:000 - [03]: ASF! ACRPRDCT len=165 2:657 0:000 - [04]: HPET ACRPRDCT len=56 2:657 0:000 - [05]: APIC ACRPRDCT len=140 2:657 0:000 - [06]: MCFG ACRPRDCT len=60 2:657 0:000 - [07]: BOOT ACRPRDCT len=40 2:657 0:000 - [08]: LPIT ACRPRDCT len=148 2:657 0:000 - [09]: ASPT ACRPRDCT len=52 2:657 0:000 - [10]: DBGP ACRPRDCT len=52 2:657 0:000 - [11]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=1337 2:657 0:000 - [12]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=2776 2:657 0:000 - [13]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=12013 2:657 0:000 - [14]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=11433 2:657 0:000 - [15]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=2230 2:657 0:000 Calibrated TSC Frequency = 2394459554 = 2394MHz 2:657 0:000 === [ GetUserSettings ] =================================== 2:657 0:000 === [ Found DSDT tables ] ================================= 2:657 0:000 === [ ScanVolumes ] ======================================= 2:657 0:000 Found 8 volumes with blockIO 2:657 0:000 - [00]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0) 2:659 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Linux (grub,linux) 2:659 0:000 - [01]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0x0,0x0) 2:660 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:660 0:000 - [02]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,8017BD66-1E24-4B31-8E09-BC49BECD6CC4,0x800,0x21330000) 2:661 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Windows (vista,win) 2:661 0:000 - [03]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(2,GPT,82F3B738-65E9-458E-B2F1-BB55D4F00885,0x21331000,0x3D0800) 2:663 0:001 - [04]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(3,GPT,E701DCD8-E3C5-4BFA-B61B-BFF4D80153FD,0x21701800,0x18C4F000) 2:664 0:001 - [05]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(4,GPT,4DB1239A-A9D7-4045-A162-7EF1B3A5913B,0x3A350C21,0x3A3B616E) 2:665 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Windows (vista,win) 2:665 0:000 - [06]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0) 2:677 0:011 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:677 0:000 USB volume 2:677 0:000 USB volume 2:677 0:000 - [07]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0)\HD(1,MBR,0x04944021,0x3F,0x3BC1042) 2:688 0:011 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:688 0:000 USB volume 2:688 0:000 USB volume 2:688 0:000 This is SelfVolume !! 2:688 0:000 PutNvramPlistToRtVars: nvram.plist not found 2:689 0:000 No AudioIoProtocols, status=Not Found 2:689 0:000 === [ InitTheme ] ========================================= 2:689 0:000 use daylight theme 2:689 0:000 using embedded theme 2:689 0:000 got embedded sound 2:689 0:000 Channels: 2 Sample rate: 8000 Hz Bits: 16 2:689 0:000 output to channel 0 with volume 70, len=25600 2:689 0:000 sound channels=2 bits=16 freq=8000 2:689 0:000 sound converted to 48kHz 2:689 0:000 not found AudioIo to play 2:689 0:000 sound play end with status=Not Found 2:690 0:001 Using embedded font: Success 2:691 0:000 theme inited 2:691 0:000 Chosen embedded theme 2:691 0:000 after NVRAM boot-args= 2:691 0:000 === [ Dump SMC keys from NVRAM ] ========================== 2:691 0:000 no AppleSMC protocol 2:691 0:000 Entry scan disabled 2:691 0:000 === [ AddCustomTool ] ===================================== 2:692 0:000 === [ GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram ] ========================= 2:692 0:000 Default boot entry not found 2:692 0:000 DefaultIndex=-1 and MainMenu.EntryCount=4 2:973 0:281 GUI ready  
    • By Jancey
      I used this command: diskutil info disk0s2 | grep -i "Partition UUID" | rev | cut -d' ' -f 1 | rev

      But I accidentally removed the wrong disk and now my main windows drive is not appearing in the bootloader. I can't figure out how to get it back. I tried resetting my windows drive, but I kept getting an error. I also reset my mac and reinstalled Catalina.
    • By tonyx86
      *** I have started another thread for installing Catalina on the Dell Latitude E6410.  If you were thinking of installing Mojave, but would prefer to skip right to Catalina, click here. ***
       
      I was inspired by @duduclx post here for installing El Capitan on a Dell Latitude E6410, so I decided to install Mojave 10.14.5 and subsequently 10.14.6.  Everything works perfectly (including sleep).  I'm starting this thread hoping to help others install Mojave on their E6410s.  A brief installation guide is provided later in this first post.  The interested reader is encouraged to read the other posts in this thread to see how this solution evolved and to learn additional tips/details not provided in this first post (including dual-booting with macOS and Windows).
       
      My system is as follows:
      Dell Latitude E6410 (I7-620m, Nvidia 3100M, 8GB DDR3, 512GB SSD, 1440x900 display, BIOS: A17) MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6 (APFS) (Patched with DosDude Mojave Patcher 1.3.3) MacModel: MacBookPro 6,2 (LPCB._DSM.Name "pci8086,3b09") Kexts: Lilu 1.3.6, VoodooHDA 2.9.2, AirportBrcmFixup 2.0.0, IntelMausiEthernet 2.4.1d1, ACPIBatteryManager 1.90.1, BrcmPatchRam2.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, VoodooPS2Controller (the "Refined ALPS Touchpad" version - release 6 developed by @Dr. Hurt and compiled by @bronxteck), not the original version), USBInjectAll (with custom SSDT-UIAC), VoodooSDHC.kext (configured as shown here). Wi-Fi: Broadcom BCM 94352HMB (with AirportBrcmFixup.kext) CLOVER (Legacy): R4961  
      Configuration items that may be different from what you have seen in other E6410 configurations
      Addition of _OFF and _ON methods to _PTS and _WAK methods respectively (to control discrete graphics in order to enable sleep/wake) LPCB._DSM patched with device-id "3b09" AND "name", "pci8086,3b09" for native Nehalem power management with MacBookPro 6,2 ECDV renamed to EC so that AppleBusPowerController loads AGP.VID._DSM patched with device-id "0a29" so that AppleGraphicsPowerManagement loads No CLOVER Generate P or Generate C States (with the correct LPCB._DSM and MacBookPro 6,2, these CLOVER options are unnecessary for this architecture and only limit max multiplier and reduce number of P states) DSDT patched to include HDAU device (device-id 0x0be3)  
      What is NOT working:
      Display brightness can be controlled with keyboard keys, but cannot be controlled with slider in Display settings. Graphics Power Management - AGPM loads (because 10de,0a29 device is injected), but there's no evidence that 3100m frequency and voltage is changing.
        What is NOT tested:
      Smartcard Reader eSata (I have this disabled in my BIOS) Firewire Port (it does appear in the Network settings, just haven't tried it) Microphone Jack PC Card Slot (I have this disabled in my BIOS)  
      What IS working:
      SLEEP IS WORKING! Everything else not mentioned above.   Speedstep/CPUPowerManagement is perfect, system temps are low, CPU multiplier operates as expected, battery life is long Shutdown is fast Display/graphics acceleration is perfect (thanks to DosDude's Mojave patcher) Brightness (adjusted with brightness keys on keyboard) works perfectly Battery Manager works (battery status is displayed in menu bar) simply by installing ACPIBatterManager.kext. Wi-Fi (after changing to Broadcom BCM94352HMB and installing AirportBrcmFixup.kext) Audio (volume adjustable, volume indicator appears in menu bar).  Switched to VoodooHDA from AppleALC after AppleALC caused slow boot due to "IOHDACodecFunction timeout." Ethernet port (with IntelMausiEthernet.kext) Broadcom BCM20702A0 Bluetooth (with BrcmPatchRam2.kext and BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext) Optical Drive External VGA (with corrected NVCAP.  Need NVCAP 04000000 00000100 0E000000 00000007 00000000 (credit: here) for working external VGA display. Headphone jack Display Port (tested using DP > HDMI adapter) Camera SD Card Reader  
      Known issues and their solutions (These issues have all been resolved, with the solutions incorporated into the attached config files.  The issues are listed here for historical purposes and no further work is needed unless stated otherwise).
      Laptop does not sleep on lid close.  Solution is to add Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) in the DSDT.  This is solved in the attached DSDT. Leaving this for historical purposes, but the CLOVER USBFix is no longer necessary after finding that I had incorrectly applied the DSDT _DSM patch for Device (EHC1).  The CLOVER USBFix is not needed after fixing the DSDT..  AAPL,clock-id and device_type do not appear in IORegistry for EHC1.  Solution is to use CLOVER on-the-fly patching/fixing/renaming for EHC1 and EHC2.  Thank you, @feartech, for this tip. ALPS trackpad performance is not good with the "standard" VoodooPS2Controller.kext that I initially used.  Switching to the "Refined ALPS TouchPad driver" is a big improvement.  I've implemented and tested this on my system.  The ALPS version of VoodooPS2Controller.kext mixes up a few keys.  Need to switch the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) and change keyboard type to ISO European. This configuration (captured in the attached config files) uses an injected device-id (10de,0a29) for NVidia 3100m to get AGPM to load.  While I haven't observed any performance differences, a better approach may be to inject AGPM properties for device 10de,0a6c (the actual device-id for the 3100m).  This AGPM method is discussed later in this thread.  I have briefly tested this "FakeSMC.kext method" for injecting AGPM attributes without any noticeable changes in laptop/graphics behavior. IOHWControl is not loaded under AGPM (Should be AGP > VID > NVDA,Display-A@0 > NVDATesla > AGPM > gpu-control > IOHWControl as viewed in IORegistryExplorer).  It is loaded on a real MacBookPro6,2 running Mojave and is loaded on this Dell Latitude E6410 running High Sierra.  If I "Inject NVidia" via CLOVER, IOHWControl loads properly. The Dell Latitude DSDT (BIOS A17) has a bug in Method (GNOT).  In the method, the expression  If (LOr (LGreater (OSYS, 0x07D0), LLess (OSYS, 0x07D6))) always evaluates to TRUE, so the patched DSDT has no dependency on the value of OSYS.  I suspect that LOr should be replaced with LAnd, so that this expression is TRUE for variants of Windows 2001 and False for any other OS.  While this may have no affect on MacOS, it makes one wonder how such an obvious bug made it through Dell QA and is still present in BIOS A17.  Also makes one wonder whether the sleep problem (which no one has solved) was fixed in Windows to address another DSDT bug. The assigned value of ACOS and OSYS in the DSDT are conditional on the operating system.  There is no condition for "Darwin."  The solution is to add a condition for "Darwin" (making it equivalent to one of the defined operating systems (e.g. Linux, Win7, etc).  The attached config hard-codes ACOS and OSYS values equivalent to those for Linux.  Another way to handle this (different from the method employed in the attached config files) might be to override _OSI with XOSI (defined in a custom SSDT). The portType of the Internal Bluetooth device is portType=0 which, according to Rehabman's comments in SSDT-UIAC-All.dsl, is an external USB 2 port.  This should be an internal USB port (portType=2).  I learned through trial and error that the HUB1 and HUB2 definitions in Rehabman's SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl apply to the ports on the EHCx USB hubs.  The solution is to include the HUB1 definition in SSDT-UIAC.dsl and change portType to 2 for HP15.  This change doesn't appear to affect/fix sleep, but it may prevent instant wake if we get sleep working. There are minor differences between a real MacBookPro6,2 IORegistry dump and this HackBookPro6,2 IORegistry dump that can be resolved with simple DSDT edits.  I am now running with these changes, but haven't found these changes to make any difference in operational behavior.
      Rename Device (AC) -> Device (ADP1) Remove UID from Device (HPET) Add compatible ID "PNP0C01" to Device (HPET) Change ADP1:_STA from 0x0F to 0xFFFFFFFF Enable Ambient Light Sensor and renamed to Device (ALS0) from Device (ALS) Add compatible ID "smc-als" to ALS0 Rename LID -> LID0 Change "name" definitions to Buffers in _DSM methods Rename Device (PBTN) to PWRB Rename Device (SBTN) to (SLPB) Change HDAU.hda-gfx from "onboard-1" to "onboard-2" Change GFX0.hda-gfx from "onboard-1" to "onboard-2" Sleep / Wake does not work with the basic DSDT edits.  I have discovered that Sleep / Wake can be made to work by adding discrete graphics _OFF and _ON methods to _PTS and _WAK methods respectively (borrowed the concept and code from a working E6430 DSDT: Credit here: https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/9248-working-sleep-on-intel-hd-and-nvidia-nvs-on-dell-latitude-e6430-optimus-enabled-or-disabled/page/6/. The Clover boot arg should be changed to "darkwake=0" for reasons explained by @holyfield in this thread.  Leaving this for historical purposes: LCD screen is blank when waking laptop by opening lid (screen is not blank when waking with power button).  Solution is to add darkwake=8 to CLOVER boot args.  Thank you @Hervé for this tip.  
      Brief Installation Guide:
      Configure BIOS (version A17) as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC: Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace: Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;  Create your MacOS installer USB (Use DosDude's Mojave Patcher for Mojave) (start with High Sierra and not Mojave if you're new to hackintosh). Install CLOVER (Legacy) on installer USB using attached EFI as your guide for patched ACPI, kexts and config.plist Install MacOS to your SSD.  When you run DosDude's Mojave Patcher, DO NOT install LegacyUSBInjector.kext - you're going to use Rehabman's USBInjectAll.kext.  Also, do not install the DosDude SIP kext (you're using CLOVER to manage SIP). Install the following kexts in /Library/Extensions:  ACPIBatteryManager.kext, AirportBrcmFixup.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakeSMC.kext, FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext, FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext, Lilu.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext (the "Refined ALPS Touchpad driver," not the original), VoodooSDHC.kext (configured as shown here). Switch Command and Option keys to compensate for Refined ALPS driver issue (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys).  Also change keyboard type to ISO European to fix the [ ` ~ ] key (to the left of the "1" (one) key. Install VoodooHDA Install HWMonitor application  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z After applying Mojave updates, HWMonitor may not display discrete graphics attributes.  On systems with multiple displays, a second (or third display) may not be active after applying the Mojave update.  The solution to this is to run "sudo kextcache -i /" (in a terminal window) and reboot.  This will usually fix the issue.  If the issue is not fixed, run DosDude's Post Install Utility, apply the Legacy Graphics Patch, reboot and then run "sudo kextcache -i /" if necessary.  
      Credits
      In addition to those mentioned in this first post and in subsequent posts in this thread, much of this solution for the Latitude E6410 was made possible by the numerous contributions of @RehabMan.  I hope he's doing well, wherever he is.  Hopefully he has long since forgotten what a PIA I was (and still am) as I was (and still am) learning hackOS.  
       
       


      E6410-Mojave-6v3.zip
    • By gengstapo
      @Hervé
       
      Im having similar issue with my HS setup, dell latitute 3480, i5-7200U
      Once the hdmi plugged in, the laptop display went blank, only could see the external tv
      But, when i put my laptop to sleep & wake up again, both screen got display (hdmi still connected)
      Even the hdmi could be plugged off & in (after sleep), the laptop display is fine
       
      What could be the culprit?
      Dell’s MacBook Pro IORegistry.zip
      config.plist.zip
    • By tonyx86
      This thread for installing Catalina on the Dell Latitude E6410 WITH NVIDIA GRAPHICS (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m) will help you install a fresh installation of Catalina on your Dell Latitude E6410, it will help you upgrade from 10.15.2 to 10.15.3 (if you originally installed Catalina from this thread) and it will also help you upgrade from Mojave 10.14.6 if you have already installed Mojave by following the instructions here.  The instructions in this first post assume that you are installing Catalina in an APFS container.  If you are curious about the evolution of this solution and how sleep/wake was solved, review the Mojave installation thread.
       
      Important: This Thread is NOT intended to help you install macOS on a Latitude E6410 with Intel HD Graphics (without Nvidia graphics).  The DSDT attached to this first post (in E6410-Catalina.zip) is VERY SPECIFIC to the Nvidia graphics implementation and has not been edited for HD Graphics - there are elements required for HD Graphics that are missing from the attached DSDT and there are DSDT mods that have not been tested with HD Graphics.  Also, the kexts attached to this first post are specific to a Broadcom Wi-Fi card which must replace the original Intel Wi-Fi card.
       
      This first post will be modified to reflect lessons learned and to reflect the most current working state of my Latitude E6410 (with NVidia 3100m discrete graphics) running Catalina.  Issues, observations and performance tips are recorded toward the bottom of this first post.  My recommended CLOVER configuration is specified toward the bottom of this first post.
       
      *** If you want help with your installation, please post your issue along with problem reporting files generated using @black.dragon74's problem reporting tool.  Google 'GENERATE PROPER PROBLEM REPORTING FILES black.dragon74' to find it. ***.  If Catalina's Read-Only protections block your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug script, please copy the attached gen_debug script to your Desktop, change script properties with the terminal command 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug' and run the script from your Desktop.
       
      My system is as follows:
      Dell Latitude E6410 (I7-620m, Nvidia 3100M, 8GB DDR3, 512GB SSD, 1440x900 display, BIOS: A17) Wi-Fi: Broadcom BCM 94352HMB (replaced original Wi-Fi card) BIOS (version A17) configured as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC:Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace:Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;   
      Versions of the software used in this installation are listed below the installation steps.  EFI and kexts for Catalina are attached to this first post in E6410-Catalina.zip.  CLOVER configuration is specified below the installation steps.
       
      Wi-Fi connection to an Access Point is delayed when using AppleALC for sound.  Do not use Apple ALC.  Use VoodooHDA pkg 2.9.2 v14 for sound.
       
      Steps to install Catalina on a Dell Latitude E6410 (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m)
      Make sure that your system matches my system description above (including BIOS version, Wi-Fi card, BIOS settings) If performing an upgrade from Mojave or a previous version of Catalina, backup your Mojave or Catalina partition! (Carbon Copy or similar) Download Catalina Installer Download DosDude Catalina Patcher Use DosDude Patcher to create Catalina USB Installer Delete LegacyUSBInjector.kext (we're using @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext with custom SSDT) and delete SIPManager.kext (CLOVER is managing SIP) from Catalina USB Installer's /Library/Extensions folder Copy all but the FakeSMC sensor kexts in E6410-Catalina.zip (attached) LE folder to the Catalina USB Installer /Library/Extensions (copy all kexts (including FakeSMC.kext) but not the FakeSMC sensor kexts) Install CLOVER Bootloader (Legacy) on USB Installer using the EFI in the E6410-Catalina.zip (attached).  Use the CLOVER configuration specified below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Reset your Latitude E6410 NVRAM by doing the following (this may be important if you're making changes to your existing EFI and won't hurt anything if you're not making any changes) turn-off your laptop remove A/C power and main battery press and hold the power button for 30 seconds restore A/C power and battery Boot your Latitude E6410 from the Catalina USB Installer that you created in steps 5-8. Select "Reinstall macOS" (note that I have existing installations of Mojave and High Sierra on my Latitude E6410, so it's possible that this menu item changes to "Install macOS" if you don't have any previous macOS installations). Select your Catalina destination partition (which will be your Mojave or previous Catalina partition if you are upgrading) After the Catalina Installer reboots the first time, boot from the "macOS Installer" partition on the disk that you selected as your Catalina destination (not the macOS installer on the USB) After the Catalina Installer reboots the second time, boot the Catalina macOS Installer on the USB Select the Post Install Patcher utility Select only the following Post Install Patches (no other patches / options) Install Patch Updater Legacy Video After the Post Install Patcher reboots,  boot from the newly installed (or upgraded) Catalina partition and complete the macOS configuration Remove these kexts (if they exist) from /Library/Extensions: LegacyUSBInjector.kext, LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext and SIPManager.kext If you are performing a fresh installation of Catalina: Install CLOVER on your boot disk and configure EFI using files in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip.  Use the CLOVER configuration below.  Your EFI Clover/kexts/Other folder needs only FakeSMC.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext, USBInjectAll.kext and VoodooPS2.kext.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Install all kexts in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip LE folder to your /Library/Extensions folder.  NOTE: These instructions assume installation of Brcm kexts in /Library/Extensions.  Read the Brcm install instructions if you're installing kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other, since your installation and at least one kext WILL BE DIFFERENT. Copy HWMonitor from the application folder in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip to your Applications folder. Install VoodooHDA (I installed using the Classic method) Skip to Step 21 If you are upgrading from a previous version of Catalina using the instructions from this thread or from Mojave that you installed using the instructions here: Update Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /Library/Extensions) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. NOTE: These instructions assume installation of Brcm kexts in /Library/Extensions.  Read the Brcm install instructions if you're installing kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other, since your installation and at least one kext WILL BE DIFFERENT. Update IntelMausiEthernet.kext Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions Re-install VoodooHDA if necessary (I installed using the Classic method) Ensure PROPER kext installation: If you're manually installing kexts in /Library/Extensions, make sure that you execute the following (in terminal) cd /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel *.kext sudo chmod -R 755 *.kext sudo kextcache -i / After you execute 'sudo kextcache -i /' you should observe that ALL kexts are allowed.  If not, your kext directory attributes are probably incorrect.  Repeat kext installation and try again. Reboot from your new/upgraded Catalina partition Welcome to macOS Catalina! Change the keyboard type to ISO (System Preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type) Swap the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) Set hibernatemode: In terminal, execute sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm -f /var/vm/sleepimage sudo touch /var/vm/sleepimage sudo chflags schg /var/vm/sleepimage  
      Version Info at the time of this writing:
      Catalina Installer 10.15.3 CLOVER v2.5k r5103 DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.3.0 Lilu.kext 1.4.1 AirportBrcmFixup.kext 2.0.6 BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext 2.5.1 BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.1 BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.1 IntelMausiEthernet.kext 2.5.0
      VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v14 (NOT AppleALC)
       
      What is not working (that was working in Mojave)
      SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext which caused system freeze on wake)  
      Known Issues and Their Solutions
      (No solution yet) Brightness slider does not work in System Preferences > Displays.  Brightness is easily controlled with Dell brightness keys.  There is some work on this later in this thread, but I will not be solving this as I'm content with the Dell brightness keys (and Ambient Light Sensor works to auto-adjust brightness). I continue to refine the DSDT and CLOVER config.plist to optimize my Latitude E6410 for multi-booting between various macOS versions (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina at the time of this writing). If you upgrade your Latitude E6410 EFI using my attached EFI, you may find that your Latitude E6410 is stuck in a boot-loop that ends in a white screen and reboots.  Clear your system by doing the following: turn off your laptop, remove A/C power, remove the main battery, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, restore A/C power and battery, boot normally.  I have only found this to be necessary (very rarely) after making an EFI change, but you may find it helpful if making kext changes in /Library/Extensions as well. (Work-around - no permanent solution yet) Cannot turn on Bluetooth after shutting-down with Bluetooth off.  Work-around is to leave Bluetooth on.  I don't use Bluetooth and don't mind, so this will likely be solved by someone else.  If you experience this issue and can't turn-on Bluetooth, I have found that putting the laptop to sleep (Fn-F1) and then waking the laptop restores proper operation of Bluetooth.  I have posted a problem description, logs and problem reporting files in this thread for help with this problem. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop does not sleep when closing lid.  Solution is to add a Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) in the DSDT.  No surprise that the Latitude E6410 has yet another incomplete ACPI implementation.  I am using the same EFI for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 and it works in all three macOSes. (No solution yet) No SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext) - I read somewhere that there is a solution that does not require any kexts (just a DSDT edit).  Haven't yet implemented this fix. (Not a problem that needs to be solved - leaving for historical purposes.  I am running Catalina without this.) - IOHWControl does not load under GFX0 (as observed in IORegistryExplorer).  Solution (if it needs to be solved) is to install AppleHWSensor.kext from a DosDude-patched Mojave /S/L/E in Catalina's /L/E.  Copy and install your own or use the kext attached to this post. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi connection is delayed until a minute or so after boot - Use VoodooHDA and NOT AppleALC (Solved - no further work required) External USB ports do not work after waking from sleep (S3) - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Boot and shut-down time of Catalina is slower than Mojave - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi is not immediately available at OS startup - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop freezes on wake - Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z (I haven't noticed this issue for a while since I completed DSDT edits for Mojave, but keeping this here for historical purposes)  
      CLOVER Installation: Use these configuration options
      Install Clover in the ESP Boot Sectors Install boot0af in MBR Clover for BIOS (legacy) booting Clover EFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64-bit Recommended drivers FSInject File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane After clicking "Continue", if prompted with "This Clover package is incompatible with this version of macOS," install anyway  
      After CLOVER installation is complete Copy the following from the attached E6410-Catalina.zip ACPI patched contents config.plist (change XX-MASKED-XX values to your own) kexts/Other (remove all other kext folders) Remove christmas and new year folders from themes (if present)  
      Credits
      Thanks to those who contributed to my Mojave solution and to the DosDude team (for the incredible macOS patchers), I think this Catalina installation was the easiest macOS installation that I have experienced (so far).  Many thanks to @Slice and his team for the incredible work on CLOVER and for continuing to support old legacy systems like this.  Also, thanks to @Mieze and @headkaze and others I'm sure for maintaining the Brcm kexts.  And finally, I still prefer to manually apply patches to the DSDTs in my systems.  CLOVER offers extensive patching functionality, but I'm old-school and like to have an error-free, fully-patched DSDT with a simple CLOVER config.plist.  I think that this manual DSDT patching approach (which required an extensive review and debugging of the original unpatched DSDT in this thread) is the reason that this Latitude E6410 is such a perfect MacBookPro6,2.  Thank you @RehabMan for being a great teacher and for always insisting on problem reporting files .
       
       
       

      AppleHWSensor.kext.zip

      gen_debug
      E6410-Catalina-3v5.zip
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