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[Guide] Lenovo G50-70/G40-70 using Clover UEFI (10.11)

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Hi there!

Thank you for the really good guide, it works like a charm in my El Capitan Lenovo G50-70!

In my new Lenovo G50, I decided to try Sierra from scratch (no problems during installation)

BUT I have mistakenly used the

./install_downloads.sh

instead of

./install_downloads.sh elan

and my trackpad is not recognized, function keys (brightness, audio) are set to F14, F15, which don't exist in my keyboard...

and when I run ./install_downloads.sh elan, on top, obviously I get errors for 17 kexts failed !

Is there a way to uninstall the package with wrong kexts or point me to which exactly kexts I have to uninstall and reinstall for the ELAN trackpad and keyboard to function properly?

best regards
George
 

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Hi there!

Thank you for the really good guide, it works like a charm in my El Capitan Lenovo G50-70!

In my new Lenovo G50, I decided to try Sierra from scratch (no problems during installation)

BUT I have mistakenly used the

./install_downloads.sh

instead of

./install_downloads.sh elan

and my trackpad is not recognized, function keys (brightness, audio) are set to F14, F15, which don't exist in my keyboard...

and when I run ./install_downloads.sh elan, on top, obviously I get errors for 17 kexts failed !

Is there a way to uninstall the package with wrong kexts or point me to which exactly kexts I have to uninstall and reinstall for the ELAN trackpad and keyboard to function properly?

best regards
George
"./install_downloads.sh elan" already uninstalls the Synaptics kext (VoodooPS2) and installs the ELAN kext, you might want to run "./download.sh" then "./install_downloads.sh elan" if you have an ELAN trackpad.
 
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"./install_downloads.sh elan" already uninstalls the Synaptics kext (VoodooPS2) and installs the ELAN kext, you might want to run "./download.sh" then "./install_downloads.sh elan" if you have an ELAN trackpad.

Thanx!

It appears that although trackpad and keyboard work gebearlly fine, apart the Volume Control Shortcuts, the trackpad itself is not recognised inside Settings->Trackpad.

Weird, cause on my other lenovo G50 with El Capitan trackpad options appear fine inside settings. Could be a Sierra issue? I will check on my El Capitan Kext for Trackpad and try to use them as a test.

Best
George
 

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Thanx!

It appears that although trackpad and keyboard work gebearlly fine, apart the Volume Control Shortcuts, the trackpad itself is not recognised inside Settings->Trackpad.

Weird, cause on my other lenovo G50 with El Capitan trackpad options appear fine inside settings. Could be a Sierra issue? I will check on my El Capitan Kext for Trackpad and try to use them as a test.

Best
George
Something you should have already read...

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/readme-common-some-unsolved-problems-in-10-12-sierra.202316/
 

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@the-braveknight I see you added wifi patches for 10.12 in your repo, did you tried Sierra on G50? Would you recommend the update?
Also I noticed you patch the DSDT into Clover plist, does it means there's no need for patched DSDT at all?
I don't use Sierra as my main OS and I don't recommend you do that just yet... Sierra is full of problems... it's also worth mentioning that I do not have a G50-70 laptop, I built this repo based on my experiences helping G50-70 users.
 
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Great guide. I was looking at your Z50 repo to build a G50 one and found you already did it.
I'd be gad to help if you need :)
I'd be happy to add anything you suggest to the repo. :)
 
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