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

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  1. the-braveknight

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    Aug 27, 2016 at 8:16 PM #1
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    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:32 AM #2
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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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    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:39 PM #3
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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.
     
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    Oct 15, 2016 at 2:38 PM #4
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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
     
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    Oct 15, 2016 at 2:40 PM #5
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    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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    Oct 15, 2016 at 2:51 PM #6
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    Oct 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM #7
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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 :)
     
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    Oct 26, 2016 at 10:20 AM #8
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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?
     
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    Oct 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM #9
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    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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    Oct 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM #10
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    I'd be happy to add anything you suggest to the repo. :)
     
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