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HP EliteBook 8460p MEGA SUCCESS!!!! But I need help with one thing :-o

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Here is the ACPI.

And Rehabman, thank you very much for this awesome guide.
It really saved me because of some issues I had with my main machine and a project I'm in the middle of mixing.

All the best!
 

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I reinstalled and followed the guide step by step and still had the same issue.
When using the finder and dragging and dropping items, the dragged item refuses to drop and the finder won't let go of the dragged item unless I force quite Finder.

I after I force quite Finder everything is again OK. It doesn't matter if I'm using a mouse or if I'm using a track pad.

I did however find a solution, use an Apple Mouse and remove the Voodoo Trackpad and Mouse Kext from the Voodoo PS2 Kext bundle. I no longer have the issue with dragged items not being able to drop, but can no longer use the track pad.

I'm mostly using this as a mobile workstation so I use a mouse 90% of the time, but it would be nice to use the trackpad on occasion.

I will post the origin ACPI in my next post.

Thanks!

P.s. The drag lock was longer than a second, it never stopped even when I tapped.
Read guide, post #1, "Problem Reporting".
 
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I replied there. You did not follow the guide... (VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext is not even installed).
Yes, I removed it since it was creating this consistent problem I've been trying to describe. If I leave it in their the machine becomes unusable. I followed your guide exactly as written.

This is my 3rd install using your guide and removing that kept is the only solution I could come up with since my Bluetooth apple mouse had been affected by this dragging and dropping problem.

Thank you for replying and for your help.
 

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Yes, I removed it since it was creating this consistent problem I've been trying to describe. If I leave it in their the machine becomes unusable. I followed your guide exactly as written.
It is not possible to help when you don't follow the guide... and when you provide files that prove you didn't follow the guide.
 
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Did you ever find a solution to this issue, aside from using the external mouse?

I had this issue using the exact same method you used for installation and with the exact same model of HP Elitebook.

I noticed the same types of pointer/touchpad quirks. When initially booting the machine, it would work normally... but then it would start happening out of nowhere. The telltale sign that the touchpad was in this funky state would be when you hovered over the dock icons. It would simply freeze the dock icons from zooming. The only fix I found to get the touchpad working again was to double tap the top left corner of the touchpad to disable and re-enable it, or to tap the F8 (I believe) to do the same thing. That would get it working again for a while. I tried a million different things to get it working or to see if there was a common action that would precede this state. I also had experimented with different versions of the voodoo kext.

This was about 2 years ago and the problem kept me from using that Elitebook as my main Hackintosh notebook. I just picked it up again and ended up messing up the entire install and in trying to repair it, ended up just having to trash the entire install. I am very tempted to re-install everything... but I'm wondering if it's even worth it.

I actually have also experienced some weird touchpad behavior when I had a drive with Windows 10 installed. So I even thought it could be a hardware issue. However, it seems Windows 7 has worked flawlessly with the touchpad for several years and still does. Even in Windows 10, I experimented with a variety of drivers until I gave up. So I am not sure what's going on. Has anyone been able to fix this issue or simply has no issue using the Clover method and the Elitebook 8460p?



It's sort of like a drag lock, but one that never ends. Also, when I right click and the menu comes up, I can't use the mouse to navigate it or highlight items, I have to use the number pads. Active corners don't work, neither does clicking on items in mission control and when moving the pointer over the dock magnification doesn't happen unless I click on the app and then it stays large and no longer follows the arrow. I've attached some pictures showing this issue that don't even show my mouse icon which is really mind boggling.

In the photo where the right click options are being highlighted I had my mouse arrow pointing at something completely different, when I'm highlighting the battery menu my mouse pointer had been hovering over the "Show Percentages", but that item didn't get highlighted, and when the icon in the dock is magnified my mouse wasn't even on the dock. :-o

I don't know how to access the Clover folder since it's in the EFI portion of the drive. Is there a guide on how to do this? I don't mind reading it since I need to know this anyway. Thanks again!
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Did you ever find a solution to this issue, aside from using the external mouse?

I had this issue using the exact same method you used for installation and with the exact same model of HP Elitebook.

I noticed the same types of pointer/touchpad quirks. When initially booting the machine, it would work normally... but then it would start happening out of nowhere. The telltale sign that the touchpad was in this funky state would be when you hovered over the dock icons. It would simply freeze the dock icons from zooming. The only fix I found to get the touchpad working again was to double tap the top left corner of the touchpad to disable and re-enable it, or to tap the F8 (I believe) to do the same thing. That would get it working again for a while. I tried a million different things to get it working or to see if there was a common action that would precede this state. I also had experimented with different versions of the voodoo kext.

This was about 2 years ago and the problem kept me from using that Elitebook as my main Hackintosh notebook. I just picked it up again and ended up messing up the entire install and in trying to repair it, ended up just having to trash the entire install. I am very tempted to re-install everything... but I'm wondering if it's even worth it.

I actually have also experienced some weird touchpad behavior when I had a drive with Windows 10 installed. So I even thought it could be a hardware issue. However, it seems Windows 7 has worked flawlessly with the touchpad for several years and still does. Even in Windows 10, I experimented with a variety of drivers until I gave up. So I am not sure what's going on. Has anyone been able to fix this issue or simply has no issue using the Clover method and the Elitebook 8460p?
No "Problem Reporting" files attached.
Read FAQ, "Problem Reporting" again. Carefully. Attach all requested files/output.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
Use the tool mentioned in the FAQ, that way it is less likely you'll omit something.
 
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Hi Amigos!

I just wanted to post my succesful attempt at Hackintoshing my EliteBook 8460p.
About a year ago, I had purchased a used HP 8460p on Ebay for about 170,- €.
It had had an Intel Core i5 2520, 4 GB RAM and a 320 GB Harddrive.
I'd decided to try to Hackintosh it from the first moment I received the unit; unfortunately, it had an Intel WiFi card.
Over this past year, I've been reminded of why I hate Windows and how a Hackbook Pro is exactly what I need.

I've succesfully purchased a Broadcom WiFi module that is white listed, upgraded the processor to a 2630QM and had actually upgraded the RAM to 16 GB when I had been running Windows 10. I'm running a Vanilla 10.9.5 and have used ProBook Installer to setup my DSDT, SSDT and any other KEXT I might have needed with Clover being my boot-loader.

However, I can't seem to drag and drop any items and corners as well as controlling Plugins in Pro Tools isn't working the way it normally would, I can only adjust values via scrolling. I can't even click on the menu options when I right click something.
I tried using my magic mouse just to make sure it isn't my trackpad, but it still does the same thing. When I try to drag and drop an item it just stays attached to my arrow and doesn't go away untill I force quite the application or relaunch it when it's Finder. Has anybody ever experienced this? I tried to search the forums like a normally do to find a solution, but I haven't even found anybody with the same problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Thanks!
Could you dm or reply in what you did and how you got everything to work?
Ive been able to get Mavericks, High Sierra, and Mojave booting. With Trackpad, keyboard, Ethernet working. I just cant get the AMD/ATi Radeon HD 6470m working. I cant seem to get it to read the 1GB of VRAM or go to the proper resolution.

I also dont know if my system has is the Intel HD 3000.
 
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