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Lenovo G510 i5-4200m, Current status and fixes.

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Spent most of yesterday getting most things working. Still a few rough edges.

Specs:
Haswell Core i5-4200m / Intel HD 4600
4gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz
250gb Samsung 840evo upgraded from the 500gb WD Blue
Broadcom BCM43142 PCI ID#14e4:4365

I've had this laptop for a few months, played with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Win 8.1, but I really want OSX to be flawless on it but it's always been kind of a pain. I had OSX booting the first day I owned it in February, but couldn't get everything working. So I'm giving it another go, and have most things working so far.

Works:
Touchpad
Keyboard
Brightness (DSDT/SSDT patch)
Sound incl. Mic
all USB ports
GPU acceleration
CPU throttling
Battery percentage
Ethernet

Not working:
Internal Wifi/BT
Brightness buttons on keyboard
SD Card reader (maybe it does, haven't even tried it)
Sleep

I'm pretty happy so far, as wifi is the biggest issue for me, but I have a WUSB600N V2 sitting around that can be used, however I use it in my desktop, so I've ordered a Edimax EW-7811Un for $8.95, it shouldn't get in the way, and the built in wifi is a no-go and the BIOS has a Whitelist, so this may be the best option. Clover is the best solution, but is a pain to configure, not super excited about that, I used the configuration for the Haswell/HD4600 from the HP ProBook thread for booting both the installer, and the final install.

Installation:
Format a 8gb or larger USB drive as MBR with a ~500mb FAT32 partition for booting, and the remainder as HFS+ Journaled for the installer, drag my included EFI folder to the FAT32 Partition, run Unibeast and 'install' to the HFS+ partition. After install, use something like Clover Configurator to Mount EFI partition, dump the same EFI folder there, it includes the DSDT/SSDT patch for worki

Software:
Rehabman-Backlight kext
Voodoo HDA
ALXEthernet
Voodoo Battery

Download: I'm going to include a download to the above software, and include a lspci list I did from Ubuntu, and the DSDT/SSDT tables folder I dumped from Ubuntu as well, I'll also include the DSDT/SSDT that is patched for the brightness fix.

https://db.tt/MKBeS6gw

Any advice would be appreciated on getting sleep and brightness buttons working!
 

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Any advice would be appreciated on getting sleep and brightness buttons working!
VoodooBattery probably installed SL AppleACPIPlatform.kext and broke native PM and sleep...

Or it is missing DSDT patches and/or too many SSDTs dropped and/or USB instant-wake... etc.
Depends on the nature of your sleep issue.

As far as getting brightness buttons working, first use the debug VoodooPS2Controller to see if they generate PS2 codes or not (probably not).

If no ps2 codes in system.log, then they are likely handled via ACPI. See here: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug, apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries". Look in system.log as you press the key to determine which _Qxx methods handle the keys.

Then patch DSDT:

Assuming _Q10 is brigthness down, and _Q11 is up, PS2 keyboard in DSDT is at _SB.PCI0.LPCB.PSK2...
Code:
into method label _Q10 replace_content
begin
// Brightness Down\n
    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0205)\n
    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0285)\n
end;
into method label _Q11 replace_content
begin
// Brightness Up\n
    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0206)\n
    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0286)\n
end;
 
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Spent most of yesterday getting most things working. Still a few rough edges.

Specs:
Haswell Core i5-4200m / Intel HD 4600
4gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz
250gb Samsung 840evo upgraded from the 500gb WD Blue
Broadcom BCM43142 PCI ID#14e4:4365

I've had this laptop for a few months, played with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Win 8.1, but I really want OSX to be flawless on it but it's always been kind of a pain. I had OSX booting the first day I owned it in February, but couldn't get everything working. So I'm giving it another go, and have most things working so far.

Works:
Touchpad
Keyboard
Brightness (DSDT/SSDT patch)
Sound incl. Mic
all USB ports
GPU acceleration
CPU throttling
Battery percentage
Ethernet

Not working:
Internal Wifi/BT
Brightness buttons on keyboard
SD Card reader (maybe it does, haven't even tried it)
Sleep

I'm pretty happy so far, as wifi is the biggest issue for me, but I have a WUSB600N V2 sitting around that can be used, however I use it in my desktop, so I've ordered a Edimax EW-7811Un for $8.95, it shouldn't get in the way, and the built in wifi is a no-go and the BIOS has a Whitelist, so this may be the best option. Clover is the best solution, but is a pain to configure, not super excited about that, I used the configuration for the Haswell/HD4600 from the HP ProBook thread for booting both the installer, and the final install.

Installation:
Format a 8gb or larger USB drive as MBR with a ~500mb FAT32 partition for booting, and the remainder as HFS+ Journaled for the installer, drag my included EFI folder to the FAT32 Partition, run Unibeast and 'install' to the HFS+ partition. After install, use something like Clover Configurator to Mount EFI partition, dump the same EFI folder there, it includes the DSDT/SSDT patch for worki

Software:
Rehabman-Backlight kext
Voodoo HDA
ALXEthernet
Voodoo Battery

Download: I'm going to include a download to the above software, and include a lspci list I did from Ubuntu, and the DSDT/SSDT tables folder I dumped from Ubuntu as well, I'll also include the DSDT/SSDT that is patched for the brightness fix.

https://db.tt/MKBeS6gw

Any advice would be appreciated on getting sleep and brightness buttons working!
Hi, I have the same laptop, and have some questions.
1. Have you changed internal wifi antenna?
2. Have you tried AppleHDA instead of VoodooHDA?
Thank you!
 
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do u have something in mind :D



Hi, I have the same laptop, and have some questions.
1. Have you changed internal wifi antenna?
2. Have you tried AppleHDA instead of VoodooHDA?
Thank you!
 
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Spent most of yesterday getting most things working. Still a few rough edges.

Specs:
Haswell Core i5-4200m / Intel HD 4600
4gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz
250gb Samsung 840evo upgraded from the 500gb WD Blue
Broadcom BCM43142 PCI ID#14e4:4365

I've had this laptop for a few months, played with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Win 8.1, but I really want OSX to be flawless on it but it's always been kind of a pain. I had OSX booting the first day I owned it in February, but couldn't get everything working. So I'm giving it another go, and have most things working so far.

Works:
Touchpad
Keyboard
Brightness (DSDT/SSDT patch)
Sound incl. Mic
all USB ports
GPU acceleration
CPU throttling
Battery percentage
Ethernet

Not working:
Internal Wifi/BT
Brightness buttons on keyboard
SD Card reader (maybe it does, haven't even tried it)
Sleep

I'm pretty happy so far, as wifi is the biggest issue for me, but I have a WUSB600N V2 sitting around that can be used, however I use it in my desktop, so I've ordered a Edimax EW-7811Un for $8.95, it shouldn't get in the way, and the built in wifi is a no-go and the BIOS has a Whitelist, so this may be the best option. Clover is the best solution, but is a pain to configure, not super excited about that, I used the configuration for the Haswell/HD4600 from the HP ProBook thread for booting both the installer, and the final install.

Installation:
Format a 8gb or larger USB drive as MBR with a ~500mb FAT32 partition for booting, and the remainder as HFS+ Journaled for the installer, drag my included EFI folder to the FAT32 Partition, run Unibeast and 'install' to the HFS+ partition. After install, use something like Clover Configurator to Mount EFI partition, dump the same EFI folder there, it includes the DSDT/SSDT patch for worki

Software:
Rehabman-Backlight kext
Voodoo HDA
ALXEthernet
Voodoo Battery

Download: I'm going to include a download to the above software, and include a lspci list I did from Ubuntu, and the DSDT/SSDT tables folder I dumped from Ubuntu as well, I'll also include the DSDT/SSDT that is patched for the brightness fix.

https://db.tt/MKBeS6gw

Any advice would be appreciated on getting sleep and brightness buttons working!
helloo jmhalder can you please upload your EFI folder again cause im not able to download it anymore, i've been working on my laptop G510 core i5 for a month till now and solved everything except my VGA cards and WIFI and Bluetooth hope that folder helps me
Thanks
 

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helloo jmhalder can you please upload your EFI folder again cause im not able to download it anymore, i've been working on my laptop G510 core i5 for a month till now and solved everything except my VGA cards and WIFI and Bluetooth hope that folder helps me
Thanks
Follow the Clover guide linked from the FAQ.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html

Although you should read the FAQ for an overview of issues, the Clover guide is linked from the first question: "Q. Where do I start?", just after the bold face "Clover Guide".
Here is a direct link, just to be clear:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

Also, your profile must be filled out with complete details as requested in the FAQ, again under "Q. Where do I start?". All seven details requested are equally important.

And if you have an issue (after following the guide), or on any other problem, you must provide a detailed description of the problem including information that helps us understand what you're doing. Always attach "Problem Reporting" files as per FAQ.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html
The required files and data are fully detailed in the last question in the FAQ:
"Q. What are typical "Problem Reporting" files?"
 
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Follow the Clover guide linked from the FAQ.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html

Although you should read the FAQ for an overview of issues, the Clover guide is linked from the first question: "Q. Where do I start?", just after the bold face "Clover Guide".
Here is a direct link, just to be clear:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

Also, your profile must be filled out with complete details as requested in the FAQ, again under "Q. Where do I start?". All seven details requested are equally important.

And if you have an issue (after following the guide), or on any other problem, you must provide a detailed description of the problem including information that helps us understand what you're doing. Always attach "Problem Reporting" files as per FAQ.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html
The required files and data are fully detailed in the last question in the FAQ:
"Q. What are typical "Problem Reporting" files?"

Hello again Mr.RehabMan

Now i installed OSX ElCapitan on my Lenovo G510 i read the links you provided and been 5 hours studying till now
but i couldn't install my Display cards nor control brightness , i cannot install WIFI too but i found the article you provided very helpful but didn't succeed in the end

((http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312045-atheros-wireless-driver-on-os-x-el-capitan-1011-for-unsupported-cards/))

I added all my specs to my profile and signature too and you can find the problem reporting files attached below i added all possible problem reporting files i hope they are helpful.

Thanks for your help Mr.RehabMan i appreciate your hard work alot.
 

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RehabMan

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Hello again Mr.RehabMan

Now i installed OSX ElCapitan on my Lenovo G510 i read the links you provided and been 5 hours studying till now
but i couldn't install my Display cards nor control brightness , i cannot install WIFI too but i found the article you provided very helpful but didn't succeed in the end

((http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312045-atheros-wireless-driver-on-os-x-el-capitan-1011-for-unsupported-cards/))

I added all my specs to my profile and signature too and you can find the problem reporting files attached below i added all possible problem reporting files i hope they are helpful.

Thanks for your help Mr.RehabMan i appreciate your hard work alot.
Your config.plist is not from the guide.
I didn't check anything else.

Start over:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
 
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