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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#241 Post by JaavrOS » Sat May 31, 2014 11:09 pm

jzhang18 wrote:Started from Mavericks 10.9.2, sleeping is only working for 1st gen i3,i5,i7, 2nd gen i3,i5,i7 (Sandy Bridge) and going forwards (Ivy Bridge, Haswell). Apple does not think too much of compatibility with old C2D processors - very reasonable result.
To my feeling, Mavericks sleeping code starts to use some new register bit which does not exist in old C2D processor.
Thanks Jzhang!

That's good news to know moving forward, the newer processors support moving past 10.9.2.

It's my feeling that these old core2duo thinkpads don't even support the new features, the newer laptops can take advantage of in 10.9.3. It doesn't bother me keeping these older thinkpads at 10.9.1. (my X61's are doing fine with Lion)

We'll see if OS 10.10 changes anything.

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T61 14" NVIDIA 1440x900 T8300, Palmrest from T400, 10.10, 10.9.1
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#242 Post by Madara-san » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Laberlohe wrote: Edit: T61p 15" Type 6457-A26 with T7700, 4 GB RAM, FX570M 256MB, WUXGA, Firewire, SD card reader, 64 GB SSD. Installation was done with latest myHack and Madra-San's kext pack v2 (including the IDA corrected boot file). I tried all the DSDTs in the kext pack, but all result in the console message "kernel: [AGPM Controller] unknownPlatform" and a graphics card running constantly full power...
I know about it. That's one problem with FX570M in AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext - you should edit that kext with your device ID's according to what Mac model you using (in my case, it's MacBookPro5,1). If you have any success, please share with us :)

Another thing is to try nVidia's OSX driver updates found here: http://rampagedev.wordpress.com/kext-ed ... il-driver/ some rumors says this does not use AGPM kext...

And it's really a shame that these CPU's abandoned so badly, so we stuck in 10.9.1... anyways, OS X 10.10 looks so terrible to me
ThinkPad T61p - C2D T9300 - Quadro FX 570m - 4GB DDR2-667 - Mac OS X 10.9.1

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#243 Post by JaavrOS » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:18 am

Booted my T61P using the Clover bootloader (from USB thumb drive). Now it's running at correct speeds.
The CPU is speed-stepping correctly to 2.49 Ghz (T9300), and the FSB is 800 Mhz. RAM is 667 Mhz.

Just did it tonight, need to mess around with settings. And figure out how to install Clover to the hard drive.
Will also try clover on my other thinkpads.
X220 i5-2540M IPS 10.9.5 Clover-UEFI
T61P 15" 1680x1050 T9300 10.9.1
T61 14" NVIDIA 1440x900 T8300, Palmrest from T400, 10.10, 10.9.1
T61 15" INTEL 1280x800 T7250 10.6.8
X61 [T8300, T7300] 10.7.5
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#244 Post by jzhang18 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:52 am

JaavrOS wrote:Booted my T61P using the Clover bootloader (from USB thumb drive). Now it's running at correct speeds.
The CPU is speed-stepping correctly to 2.49 Ghz (T9300), and the FSB is 800 Mhz. RAM is 667 Mhz.

Just did it tonight, need to mess around with settings. And figure out how to install Clover to the hard drive.
Will also try clover on my other thinkpads.
I thought Clover only works for UEFI laptop, which started from Lenovo X220. for bios based laptops, such as T61. you need some extra UEFI simulation package to install Clover bootloader.
Please share your steps and test results. - I am especially interested in how Clover keeps IDA enabled with correct BUS frequency and smooth sound play-back.
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T61 T9300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T8300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T7500 4GB Mountain Lion 10.8.5
T61p T7700 4GB Mavericks 10.9.1
T61p T7500 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#245 Post by JaavrOS » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:19 pm

jzhang18 wrote:
JaavrOS wrote:Booted my T61P using the Clover bootloader (from USB thumb drive). Now it's running at correct speeds.
The CPU is speed-stepping correctly to 2.49 Ghz (T9300), and the FSB is 800 Mhz. RAM is 667 Mhz.

Just did it tonight, need to mess around with settings. And figure out how to install Clover to the hard drive.
Will also try clover on my other thinkpads.
I thought Clover only works for UEFI laptop, which started from Lenovo X220. for bios based laptops, such as T61. you need some extra UEFI simulation package to install Clover bootloader.
Please share your steps and test results. - I am especially interested in how Clover keeps IDA enabled with correct BUS frequency and smooth sound play-back.
Update: With more tweaking, I managed to fix the brightness slider and lid sleep. But now that I've investigated further, I'm noticing audio distortions when I navigate other apps while iTunes is playing. That might be the same IDA issue. So, this needs more study before it's considered usable. Shame, as everything else worked so smoothly. Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up for nothing.


Clover has an EFI version to boot the old bios. That's what I used.
Clover gives full control of fsb and cpu speed. You can overclock too.

Audio playback is fine on T61P with clover. I don't think IDA has any effect on it.

It seems that performance is improved. XBench CPU score with Clover is increased 10 points compared with chameleon (190 CPU score with clover). (I don't have geekbench installed).

Do you think you can test it also, to see?

Easiest way is to install clover to a thumb drive, and boot from there. (thumb drive should be mbr, with fat32 partition)
You can boot clover off the thumb drive without disturbing your chameleon install too, just to experiment. To get it to boot, you can copy the kexts from /E/E to the "kexts" folder in the clover folder on the thumb drive (the 10.9 folder). Copy your dsdt to the thumb drive ... "ACPI->Patched").
Then just boot off the bootloader on the thumb drive. Good luck.

Here's some instructions...
http://www.skylineosx.com/installation/ ... to-clover/

http://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Configuration

http://www.osx86.net/topic/14668-guide- ... ootloader/

Here's where to download the clover installer:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/

On first boot, almost everything works. Clover auto-configures the settings.

Some other problems are fixed too (such as GPU speedstepping after sleep, now works with clover)
I'm actually new to using clover myself, need to learn how to tweak the settings. Was hoping you or some others here could help to get it working? Thanks.

The only issues so far, lid sleep doesn't work, but all other sleep does. And I lost the brightness slider in displays. I understand those can be fixed. Because Clover aggressively auto-configures... and over-rides dsdt fixes. That can be turned off, but I need to learn how.
Last edited by JaavrOS on Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
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T61 15" INTEL 1280x800 T7250 10.6.8
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#246 Post by JaavrOS » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:34 pm

I'm guessing I may have found the issue in Clover. At a certain point during boot, Clover "corrects" the FSB from 185 to 200 (read the startup log below). This may be what causes the timings to be wrong, which causes audio issues. Perhaps, if that could be prevented... then the FSB could then be "overclocked" instead... up to 200 (giving the 800 frequency). Perhaps there wouldn't be audio issues then. Again, I'm just guessing. Plus, I don't know enough about Clover to prevent that "correction" during boot.


9:680 0:000 CPU Vendor = 756E6547 Model=10676
9:680 0:000 The CPU supported turbo
9:680 0:000 BrandString = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz
9:680 0:000 wrong MaxRatio = 13.5, corrected
9:680 0:000 MSR dumps:
9:680 0:000 @0x00CD=1A2
9:680 0:000 @0x0198=6174D2906004D29
9:680 0:000 FSBFrequency=185MHz
9:680 0:000 Corrected FSBFrequency=200MHz

9:680 0:000 Vendor/Model/Stepping: 0x756E6547/0x17/0x6
9:680 0:000 Family/ExtFamily: 0x6/0x0
9:680 0:000 MaxDiv/MinDiv: 12.5/6
9:680 0:000 Turbo: 13/0/0/0
9:680 0:000 Features: 0xBFEBFBFF
9:680 0:000 Threads: 2
9:680 0:000 Cores: 2
9:680 0:000 FSB: 200 MHz
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T61P 15" 1680x1050 T9300 10.9.1
T61 14" NVIDIA 1440x900 T8300, Palmrest from T400, 10.10, 10.9.1
T61 15" INTEL 1280x800 T7250 10.6.8
X61 [T8300, T7300] 10.7.5
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#247 Post by JaavrOS » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:17 pm

Update:
I underclocked the FSB to 185 in Clover. That fixes the audio problems. The CPU is running at 2.3GHz at that FSB. RAM at 667. So, it's really the same as using Chameleon? hmmm.

Jzhang, have you reached 800 FSB without audio problems using your method? Please post your latest bootloader again? Thanks!
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T61 14" NVIDIA 1440x900 T8300, Palmrest from T400, 10.10, 10.9.1
T61 15" INTEL 1280x800 T7250 10.6.8
X61 [T8300, T7300] 10.7.5
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#248 Post by bucolino » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:54 am

Hi,

I currently have a T60 with a Mobility X1400 and I am very interested in OSX (again) since the presentation of Yosemite. Mainly because of Continuity and Handsoff, as I have a lot of iOS devices around.

Now I havent dealt with osx86 for years now. My last installations were Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard.
I read into some of the stuff (specifically PC Hackintoshes). The progress is amazing. Even a mainboard (QUO) based on a Gigabyte board with specific Ozmosis firmware bootloader was developed and ported . Cheers up!

Knowing that setting up a PC Hackintosh is a cakewalk compared to Laptops with their crappy BIOSes and thousands of features that need to get fixed as sleep, closing lid, pm etc etc I wanted to ask you how the overall experience with the T61 NVS 140m is.

Because I am thinking about purchasing a T61 board with nvidia graphics and turn my t60 into a "frankenpad" what we are calling it over here. You might know that this is a lot of work starting at finding a board with a nvidia gpu which is not defective (pre August 2008) , apart from the work that needs to be done it also costs money. I'd also need to get bluetooth in my machine because of continuity feature etc. Also getting a native Wifi module.

So my question is, is the t61 a neverending construction area or can it be set up nicely to get osx86 working.
I know some of you pointed out distoring sound . That also happens for me in windows on my T60 when my wifi is on and I am listening to youtube songs.
When turning the wifi off with the switch it stops. iirc thats some latency thing which I am really disappointed about, but meh..

Thanks for any advice and help. The display on my T60 is so nice, I'd absolutely love to see osx on it :)

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#249 Post by bwaldow » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:12 am

Hello
bucolino wrote:I wanted to ask you how the overall experience with the T61 NVS 140m is.

Because I am thinking about purchasing a T61 board with nvidia graphics and turn my t60 into a "frankenpad" what we are calling it over here. You might know that this is a lot of work starting at finding a board with a nvidia gpu which is not defective (pre August 2008) , apart from the work that needs to be done it also costs money. I'd also need to get bluetooth in my machine because of continuity feature etc. Also getting a native Wifi module.
I put together one of these. It's Frankenpad 1 in my signature.

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Brets-MacBook-Pro:~ bret$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G86 [Quadro NVS 140M] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b6)
I used a post-2008 NVS 140m motherboard in a T60 chassis, and added an Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) wifi adapter. My motherboard is one of Tuus's 'Holy Grail' boards - never installed in a machine before, so it has no identifying data coded into it. I like the joke that Lenovo and Apple will disavow all knowledge of this machine...

I have installed the Middleton BIOS, 8G RAM, and a SATA SSD.

I had originally made a Frankenpad with an Intel graphics Penryn board and the UXGA video panel for Linux. I had been experimenting with an HP 4540s Hackintosh (which worked quite well) but when I read this thread I realised I could have a Hackintosh with the Thinkpad T series advantages so I thought the change was worth the extra expense and build work.

I posted earlier in this thread about how I installed. I run 10.9.1 with a patch to cover the SSL/TLS vulnerability mentioned earlier in this thread. Sleep works in 10.9.1, and I understand it does not work well with later updates, but some people may be getting it to work.

Most of what I know is posted already in this thread, and I don't understand everything discussed either. I also do not have any iOS or other Apple devices to know about interoperability.

Bluetooth works to push files to my Android phone and tablet. I read the ExpressCard slot may work? - but I haven't tried it.

Sound out works through the speakers or through my headphones. Sound in does not appear to work, but you may find better information elsewhere in this thread. My Logitech USB camera/microphone provides good video and sound input, so I can use Skype, for instance.

The display panel works at 1600x1200, and I run it scaled at 1344x1008 to enlarge the display to accommodate my imperfect vision. 1280x960 and 1024x768 are also listed as scaled resolutions.

I have hooked up an external HDMI monitor through the Thinkpad Dock + a DVI adapter and also directly to an external VGA standard monitor. The HDMI monitor clips to show a 4:3 ratio display rather than adjust to it's native HD resolution.

The machine is reliable, and I'm learning OS X on it now. The TrackPoint works. I do not like Trackpads, but I must have the Trackpad enabled in order for the TrackPoint to work. My external Thinkpad USB keyboard works, including it's TrackPoint. Two-finger scrolling on the internal Trackpad works. On the internal keyboard, the 'Alt' key is the main Apple key, with Ctrl as the other. On the external keyboard, the Windows key is the main Apple key.

When I ran OS X on an x61 tablet, the TrackPoint worked despite the machine not having a Trackpad.

The fan is always on. I use an external WD USB drive with Time Machine.

Thunderbird works well for email. FireFox will not recall open tabs when restarted - it always opens with one tab to it's start page. VirtualBox and Libre Office work.

I have successfully installed software from the Apple App Store.

Regards,
Bret
Frankenpad: T60/1 2.6Ghz Penryn C2D w/15" UXGA LED backlit LCD & NVS140M GPU
X61 Tablet 1.6Ghz SXGA (7769-A67)
T42 14" SXGA (2378-XXQ)

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#250 Post by jzhang18 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:18 am

bucolino wrote:Hi,

Because I am thinking about purchasing a T61 board with nvidia graphics and turn my t60 into a "frankenpad" what we are calling it over here. You might know that this is a lot of work starting at finding a board with a nvidia gpu which is not defective (pre August 2008) , apart from the work that needs to be done it also costs money. I'd also need to get bluetooth in my machine because of continuity feature etc. Also getting a native Wifi module.
I would choose used T420S/T420 (i5) for $300-$500, or X220 (i7) for less than $500.
T420S/T420 uses 1600x900 (HD+) 14 inch screen, X220 is 1366x768 - 12.1 screen

Geekbench:
T420S/T420 (i5) goes to 7350, X220 (i7) goes to 7920
T61 C2D is only 3500 or less

Gaming: StarCraft II
T61 C2D will be lagging even with low settings
T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7) is very smooth with low settings

10.9.3 sleeping:
T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7) sleeping is good with yourself-easily-created SSDT.

No-Whitelist-Bios:
T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7) has the lasted version Lenovo bios patched for No-Whitelist-Bios

SATA3:
T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7) uses SATA 6Gbps, with SSD, the performance is excellent with Mavericks.

With the same budget. no reason to go back to T61, unless you have strong personal favorite for old machines.

Also there is no way to go forward to newer Thinkpad models. because T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7) is the last model you can patch No-Whitelist-Bios. T430, X230 and later models has security chip to prevent patching.

--ps 8GB ddr2(800Mhz) RAM for T61 costs the same as 16GB ddr3(1600Mhz) for T420S/T420 (i5) and X220 (i7)
X61 T8300 4GB Lion 10.7.3
T61 T9300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T8300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T7500 4GB Mountain Lion 10.8.5
T61p T7700 4GB Mavericks 10.9.1
T61p T7500 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
X201 i5-540M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T410 i5-560M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T420 i5-2520M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#251 Post by manu89ft » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:03 am

my hackintosh works very well! But in the summer it is very hot, also comes to 90 degrees ... how can I set the fan to go faster?

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#252 Post by jzhang18 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:46 pm

manu89ft wrote:my hackintosh works very well! But in the summer it is very hot, also comes to 90 degrees ... how can I set the fan to go faster?
The fan should be in full speed if comes to 90 degrees (°C). The logic is in DSDT file.
If it is still keep increasing. there might be 2 reasons:
1. Dust make the cooling span slow down, even it shows as full speed, but cannot reach full speed. so clean the dust and lubricate the fan
2. Thermal compound does not work well, blocks heat dissipation, replace with better thermal paste such as ARCTIC SILVER 5

One lazy solution is buying a Laptop Cooling Pads, having its own big cooling fan to blow away heat from the bottom of your laptop.
X61 T8300 4GB Lion 10.7.3
T61 T9300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T8300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T7500 4GB Mountain Lion 10.8.5
T61p T7700 4GB Mavericks 10.9.1
T61p T7500 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
X201 i5-540M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T410 i5-560M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#253 Post by manu89ft » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:26 pm

jzhang18 wrote:
manu89ft wrote:my hackintosh works very well! But in the summer it is very hot, also comes to 90 degrees ... how can I set the fan to go faster?
The fan should be in full speed if comes to 90 degrees (°C). The logic is in DSDT file.
If it is still keep increasing. there might be 2 reasons:
1. Dust make the cooling span slow down, even it shows as full speed, but cannot reach full speed. so clean the dust and lubricate the fan
2. Thermal compound does not work well, blocks heat dissipation, replace with better thermal paste such as ARCTIC SILVER 5

One lazy solution is buying a Laptop Cooling Pads, having its own big cooling fan to blow away heat from the bottom of your laptop.
if I press the blue button thinkpad fan you faster and the temperature goes down!

There is any simple way to make the fan go faster at default

A year ago I cleaned the fan and changed the paste.. :( :(

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#254 Post by reZ » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:19 am

Hi everyone,

Installed OSX on my T61p and works flawlessly besides my wireless. I purchased a Atheros AR5BXB112 AR9380 and flashed with Middleton BIOS although I cant even see that the computer recognises the card or found any kexts/much info on setting it up?
Current: T61p
Retired: T23, T420

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#255 Post by JaavrOS » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:29 pm

reZ wrote:Hi everyone,

Installed OSX on my T61p and works flawlessly besides my wireless. I purchased a Atheros AR5BXB112 AR9380 and flashed with Middleton BIOS although I cant even see that the computer recognises the card or found any kexts/much info on setting it up?
Hi reZ,

Can you open Terminal and type lspci then hit Enter?
Please look at the resulting data. There will be a line with Atheros in it. What is it?

It should be: "03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300 Wireless LAN adaptor (rev 01)"
That would mean the card has correct firmware. It should work OOB, without any kext editing.

if it is:
"03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Unknown device abcd (rev 01)"
that might mean the wifi card has faulty firmware. I'd suggest you return that card to the vendor and buy one from another vendor.

JaavrOS

Here's a discussion about it...
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... ar5bxb112/
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#256 Post by reZ » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:32 am

JaavrOS wrote:
reZ wrote:Hi everyone,

Installed OSX on my T61p and works flawlessly besides my wireless. I purchased a Atheros AR5BXB112 AR9380 and flashed with Middleton BIOS although I cant even see that the computer recognises the card or found any kexts/much info on setting it up?
Hi reZ,

Can you open Terminal and type lspci then hit Enter?
Please look at the resulting data. There will be a line with Atheros in it. What is it?

It should be: "03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300 Wireless LAN adaptor (rev 01)"
That would mean the card has correct firmware. It should work OOB, without any kext editing.

if it is:
"03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Unknown device abcd (rev 01)"
that might mean the wifi card has faulty firmware. I'd suggest you return that card to the vendor and buy one from another vendor.

JaavrOS

Here's a discussion about it...
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... ar5bxb112/
Thanks for the reply mate,

It does have the error:

"03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Unknown device abcd (rev 01)"

Ill have to see if i can return it, does anyone have an ebay seller selling cards that work?
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#257 Post by jzhang18 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:22 am

reZ wrote: Ill have to see if i can return it, does anyone have an ebay seller selling cards that work?
I got 2, both are working well.

APPLE AirPort Extreme Atheros AR5BXB112 Dual-Band PCI-E: $19.99
from eBay seller:wifi-bluetooth, http://www.ebay.com/usr/wifi-bluetooth? ... 1439.l2754

it is out of stock for that store now.

But I can see a lot of same products is you just search "APPLE AirPort Extreme Atheros AR5BXB112 Dual-Band PCI-E"
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#258 Post by manu89ft » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:04 pm

has anyone tried osx 10.9.4? In this release has been changed to the "sleep" they say.

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#259 Post by Madara-san » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:47 am

Just downgraded to 10.9.1 because of sleep. But there's one T61p in my family that has 10.9.3, so we upgrade it, then I post the results. Also looking for a good solution to use AGPM.kext for the Quadro FX 570m.
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#260 Post by JaavrOS » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:52 am

reZ wrote:
Ill have to see if i can return it, does anyone have an ebay seller selling cards that work?
Just bought one from this vendor, and it works. There are more available...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350797532147?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Previously bought 2 from another vendor... one worked but the other didn't. That's how I know about this issue.

Just should mention this... that one wifi card that didn't work was missing the label. The forum mentioned this also.

Can I ask you, reZ... did your wifi card have a proper label on it or not? (It seems there are some counterfeit wifi cards being sold)

Thanks for letting us know.

JaavrOS.

Also, like to tell everyone... Rehabman released a new kext for Synaptics trackpad (which T61 thinkpad uses). Please let me know how it works on your thinkpad. So far, it's good on mine

https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-voo ... /downloads

[Thank you Rehabman. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!]
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#261 Post by bwaldow » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:14 am

JaavrOS wrote:Also, like to tell everyone... Rehabman released a new kext for Synaptics trackpad (which T61 thinkpad uses). Please let me know how it works on your thinkpad. So far, it's good on mine
As the trackpad on my T60/61 Frankenpad works without any obvious problem, could you explain what problem this new kext solves? Perhaps there is an explanation you could link to, as you linked to the download?

That could help people (like me) to decide whether or not to act on this. I don't want to screw up my working system unnecessarily.

Thanks,
Bret
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#262 Post by JaavrOS » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:30 am

bwaldow wrote:
JaavrOS wrote:Also, like to tell everyone... Rehabman released a new kext for Synaptics trackpad (which T61 thinkpad uses). Please let me know how it works on your thinkpad. So far, it's good on mine
As the trackpad on my T60/61 Frankenpad works without any obvious problem, could you explain what problem this new kext solves? Perhaps there is an explanation you could link to, as you linked to the download?

That could help people (like me) to decide whether or not to act on this. I don't want to screw up my working system unnecessarily.

Thanks,
Bret
If your kext works, you might not want to experiment. The rehabman kext adds accelerated scrolling, and some gestures. That's all. Hasn't screwed up my system.

Here is the site, if you want change log or source code to build your own...
https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller

-JaavrOS
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#263 Post by JaavrOS » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:08 am

While I'm giving thanks to rehabman, should also give thanks to some others here...

Thanks to Madara-san. I am using your DSDT and some other solutions you posted. They have solved some issues. Thanks!

Thanks to jzhang18 for informing us of the AR5BXB112 wifi card, all your research on the FSB issue, and other improvements that you posted. Thanks!

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#264 Post by Madara-san » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:12 am

Well I am happy if someone consider my package is useful. :)

Now what I am tweaking with is to get AGPM.kext working with FX 570m.
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#265 Post by jzhang18 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:54 pm

manu89ft wrote:has anyone tried osx 10.9.4? In this release has been changed to the "sleep" they say.
Upgrading to 10.9.4 is straight forward, But sleeping is still not working, the same as 10.9.2 or 10.9.3.
My friend reported, old C2D T7200 MacBook has no problem with sleeping under Mavericks 10.9.3, I am kindly feeling lost about what is the cause on T61p
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#266 Post by adaml75 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:49 am

Hi everyone,
thanks to great efforts of Madara-san I got Mavericks 10.9.4 on my T61 with nvidia 140m working. I have one problem though (besides sleep not working, but I don't care about this that much). The system animations are choppy. The drivers load properly, but obviously the graphics core is underclocked - HW Monitor shows 168/100 Mhz. When I run something more intensive - like playing Youtube video - the clock goes to 600Mhz (or something) and everything works. But during normal system operation animations - like moving windows - are rather choppy. I used Clemsyn's DSDT from other thread and it improved things a bit. The curious thing is that everything seems to work normally when I connect external monitor via VGA. Any ideas?

Best,

Adam

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#267 Post by manu89ft » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:14 am

What is the dsdt to make the fans always go faster?

With osx 10.9.4 does not work with the blue thinkpad.

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#268 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 am

adaml75 wrote:Hi everyone,
thanks to great efforts of Madara-san I got Mavericks 10.9.4 on my T61 with nvidia 140m working.
...
The curious thing is that everything seems to work normally when I connect external monitor via VGA. Any ideas?
Check the manufacturing date on the bottom-label.
You'll see something like TYPE 7672-02U S/N L3-12345 07/11
The 07/11 is the date in YY/MM format (year 2007/month 11=November)
If your date is 'older' than 08/08 (2008/August), your nVidia GPU is close to dying.
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#269 Post by jzhang18 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:08 am

manu89ft wrote:What is the dsdt to make the fans always go faster?

With osx 10.9.4 does not work with the blue thinkpad.
I should try blue "thinkpad" button to see it works or not under 10.9.4. The logic is indeed in DSDT, press once - full speed, press again - toggle back to normal speed (increasing speed only with temperature)
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#270 Post by jzhang18 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:15 am

RealBlackStuff wrote: If your date is 'older' than 08/08 (2008/August), your nVidia GPU is close to dying.
I am kind of doubting about it, -- dead is dead, if works, it should work normally, it must be some software settings -
I mention this before in this forum:

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3.it is sometimes laggy while showing animation like transition to launchpad or desktop or app windows using hot corner or keyboard shortcut.
Try to disable BeamSync from this: It improves a lot for Windows Animation
http://www.tonymacx86.com/customization/92201-beamsyncdropper-tool-disable-beamsync-permanently-2.html
adaml75 -- could you give a try to see it works for you?
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