Acer 5715Z, DSDT, SSDT and EIST
Hello to everyone.
For past few days I'm trying to install SL on this notebook, and I think that I'm close to that, sort of.
First let me explain what have I done so far.
Original SL 10.6.3 restored to USB, booted with iBoot from everybody know where.
Installed as usual, updated everything, copied in /E/E/ FakeSMC, ACPIMonitor, ElliottForceLegacyRTC, EvOreboot, NullCPUPowerManagement, installed Chameleon 2.2svn (svn-r2266), rebooted from HDD only with "-v arch=i386" and it worked, not well, but for the first time, just fine.
Problems with trackpad and keyboard, so I installed AppleACPIPS2Nub and ApplePS2Controller to E/E/, but every reboot, without rebuilding the caches, stopped working. So, I copied to S/L/E/ and right now it's ok. Actually, E/E/ is empty.
Only kexts that I installed in S/L/E/ are:
FakeSMC, v3.3.1 with X3100 and IntelCPUMonitor plugins
BCM5722D under plugins of IONetworkingFamily
Problem is, EIST don't work. I tried first with copying unmodified DSDT with all 7 SSDT in /Extra, bdmesg is full of information about the system, cpu, memory, everything is recognized, but with MSR Tools multiplier is 3 and speed is 1600, and with HW Monitor speed is only 800 MHz. HW Monitor actually see temps from both cores, GPU and HDD, voltages, speed and multiplier.
I tried fixing DSDT, with only DTGP, T_x rename and SMBUS patches from DSDT Editor, and I see in kernel.log that message "** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider" is gone, so patching is working, butů
So, right now, I can't think of anything else. Somebody might have some new idea, it doesn't matter if it's crazy, using hammer or chainsaw, but might work. This isn't something sooo important, but nonetheless I would like to finish this little experiment, and than proceed with Lion, and maybe, just maybe with ML. Wireless isn't important for now, if everything else would and should work, I'm thinking of buying some compatible mini pcie.
Thanks for watching, reading, commenting, and, why not - helping??