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(GUIDE) Lion on Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-52464G52Mnkk (i5 / HD3000 / nvGT640m)

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[Update 23.09.2013 v2 guide out now. Supports OSX 10.7.4/10.7.5 and multitouch touchpad!! Post #20]

Hello,

i hope someone enjoys my guide for the Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-52464G52Mnkk :)

### Link to product: ###
http://www.acer.de/ac/de/DE/content/model-datasheet/NX.RYKEG.005

### Hardware: ###
CHIP: HM77 Express
CPU: i5-2467M 1,60 GHz DualCore
GPU: HD3000 / NVIDIA GT640m
RAM: 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
WLAN: Atheros AR5B97
LAN: Broadcom BCM57780
AUDIO: Realtek ALC271X (some kind of ALC269)
TOUCHPAD: ELAN Touchpad v4

### What works 10.7.1: ###

(see screenshot)

### Known issues: ###
- Unigine Heaven 3.0 has graphic glitches
- KP during boot caused by VoodooHDA. Avoid this with VoodooLauncher app.
- Very rare kp in os x (i think also caused by vodoohda)


### Why 10.7.1?: ###
With 10.7.2 up to 10.7.4 i have graphic glitches and lags in OS X when QE/CI is enabled. Tried SMCpingDaemon and SwitchResX. Only temporary success with these workarounds.

However the kext's in universal are working up to 10.7.3. At 10.7.4 the kext's for wlan/lan are not working anymore. You need a patched appleintelcpupowermanagement from Multibeast for the installed OSX Version also. The rest is the same as for 10.7.1 (not tested VoodooHDA)

### Gleam of hope 10.7.5: ###
Installed 10.7.5 on a 16gb mini usb drive plugged to my nb for testing. qe/ci works now oob and in combination with smcpingdaemon and disabled spotlight it's useable and nearly lagfree (means i dont't know if lags are caused by „usb drive“ or hd3000 driver).
First Usb was broken, needs multibeast legacy usb fix now.
I found a kext for wlan for 10.7.5 and i have working sound with patched appleHDA (speaker and headphone working)

I will release a updated manual when i'm done :).

### Installation guide for Lion 10.7.1: ###

Required Stuff:
USB Keyboard and Mouse
10.7.0 Lion (Appstore file or thumb drive)
Combo Update 10.7.1
Kext Helper b7
Kext Wizard
Spark (optional)
Voodoo Launcher (optional)
Multibeast 4.6.1
Unibeast 1.4 (higher version is okay i think)
my timebookU_10.7.1_v1 package

1. Create lion 10.7.0 usb drive with Unibeast 1.4 (check Laptop Support)
2. Boot the drive with '-x -v GraphicsEnabler=No' (plugin a mouse to a USB 2.0 port)
3. Install lion to your harddrive
4. After that use '-v GraphicsEnabler=No' for booting from your harddrive
5. Go through the lion setup with a usb mouse plugged in (you need a usb keyboard to skip the 'keyboard scan'.
6. Now patch lion to 10.7.1 with combo update
7. Copy DSDT.aml to Desktop and start Multibeast. Install with these settings:
- UserDSDT Install
- FakeSMC Plugins (optional but recommended)
- Customization/System/Definition/MacBookPro 8,1 (very important!)
8. DON'T REBOOT! Install all kexts from 'universal' and '10.7.1 specific' except VoodooHDA! (use Kext Helper b7)
9. Repair permissions and cache with kext wizard
10. Set GraphicsEnabler=No in org.chameleon.Boot.plist in /Extra
11. Now reboot (-v or without any parameter)
12. Delete (do backup) AppleHDA.kext from S/L/E
13. Now install VoodooHDA.kext with Kext Helper and copy VoodooHDA.prefPane to S/L/PreferencePanes (better use VoodooLauncher for this to avoid kp during boot > recommended)
14. Repair permissions and cache with kext wizard
15. (optional/recommended) install SSDT.aml to /Extra
16. (optional) copy display override to S/L/Displays/Overrides (check your EDID and Vendor first !!!)
17. (optional) install Spark for brightness keys
18. enjoy.
 

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Hi withoutaface!

First of all thanks for the walktrought,

I have a timeline U i3 versione, everything is very similar to your system, including the optimus system with HD3000+GT640M. Only differences are the ofcourse the CPU and the wireless that is a wifi+bluetooth athereos (but for the wireless i already know that probably it wont work)

I would try your method, you suggest any change to adapt it to my system or it shoul basically work?

Thanks!

PES
 
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Hello pessot,

i suggest to not use my ssdt file because it's for the i5 (you can create your own for the i3 with a script from revogirl. its easy!
but it's only mandatory with >= 10.7.4 / speedstep work's without the ssdt file in 10.7.1)

and i recommend to check your wifi/lan with HWinfo64 (in windows) and compare the result
to my data (Because i checked my bluetooth in device-manager and find out that it is a atheros device too.
so maybe it is a combined chip!? don't know ;) )

If wlan and lan don't fit then of course do not install related kext (you can see the according files in the table)

Good luck! ...and post your results :).

Regards Withoutaface
 
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I really appreciate your help, now I got a working Mac thanks to you :thumbup:, the only thing I am missing sorely is multi touch mouse pad capability
 
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Hi!
ELAN v4 touchpad driver is avaliable. http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/1948-elan-touchpad-driver-mac-osx/ :headbang:
Do you think the multitouching will working?
i want osx in my m3 with multitouch
(sorry bad english)


Hey! thank you for posting this.

I tried the driver but the problem is that it's only for mountain lion.
But you can read on page 3 that a lion build will come in very near future.

And yes, i hope that multitouch will work :)

Can i have win 8 and osx both? but ssd is not enough for two, or not?

Yes, this is generally no problem.

The easiest way is to install os x to your ssd
... but i think 20gb space is only enough for a 'surf-osx'.

The hard way is to do a fresh install with new partitions on your hdd.
But keep in mind that you have to format the hdd with a guid partition table
to install os x. Windows 8 setup will create a mbr partition table by default but can be
installed on guid.
 
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hi
i have the same netbook but with an i3
i would know which of bios are you using ? and have disable the nvidia in the bios ?
thank's
 
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Hello,

i currently use the bios V1.13 but older versions are no problem.

The bios has no switch for enabling/disabling the nvidia gpu.

So i patched the dsdt.aml file to disable the gpu.

If my i5 dsdt file does not work for the i3, i can patch a extract of your notebook.
 
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1min before the the instalation freez i reboot then i get DRMStatue so i reboot with "-v -s" and delete all the AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelSNB* in System/Library/Extensions then reboot with "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No" then it boot get in the setup menu
finaly i patched with 10.7.1 combo then reboot i get the same error DRMStatue i did the same manipulation as befor
i reboot with "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No" then i use Multibeast i copy dsdt to desktop
use "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No" only for the first boot to the installer.
For the OS X initial-setup use "-v GraphicsEnabler=No" or it will not boot up.

The system will show the DRM Status warning if graphic acceleration is not loaded right
But after installing the "SNB Framebuffer injector"-kext this message will disappear
So wait a moment screen will show.

Note that the installation may differ with a non unibeast install media.
It may have some extra kexts that may causing trouble.
Also the "Laptop Support" from unibeast installer is important becaue it will set your stick
to MacBookPro 8,1 and brings kext for the laptop keyboard during installa.

And you should reinstall you osX "delete all the AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelSNB* in System/Library/Extensions "
because you will need these kexts for full graphic acceleration :)

i check this option in multibeast
- UserDSDT Install
- FakeSMC Plugins
- Customization/System/Definition/MacBookPro 8,1
befor it finish the instalation i get this
so i reboot it and i get the same thing at boot
This is my fault. Only install "Mainboard" and "Hardware Monitor Application" from the "FakeSMC Plugins"-section.
 
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