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SL on sony vaio VPCF13YFX - boots but needs help for drivers


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I have gotten snow leopard 10.6.6 to boot successfully in normal mode, but i cannot get audio, graphics card, and ethernet to work.


I have extracted my dsdt and compiled it with no errors and put it in /Extra from root of mac drive (fixing errors in register names and unreachable code sections and a _HID name not being hex)


and this has not changed anything.


Here are my general specs:

6gb ram

(i assume a 4gb stick and a 2gb, or 3 2gb sticks)

nvidia geforce 425m (1gb)

intel i7 [email protected]

640gb hard drive (partitioned and already booting to mac and also win7)

if more info is needed, just ask and ill post the entire list of devices by name that my computer has that could be of importance.


Here are my devices i have that i want to get working and their hardware id counterparts:

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M

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PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF0&SUBSYS_907A104D&REV_A1

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF0&SUBSYS_907A104D

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF0&CC_030000

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF0&CC_0300


Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4380&SUBSYS_907A104D&REV_10

PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4380&SUBSYS_907A104D

PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4380&CC_020000

PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4380&CC_0200


NVIDIA High Definition Audio

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HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0014&SUBSYS_104D4F00&REV_1001

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0014&SUBSYS_104D4F00


Realtek High Definition Audio

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HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0275&SUBSYS_104D4F00&REV_1000

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0275&SUBSYS_104D4F00


High Definition Audio Controller

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PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BEA&SUBSYS_907A104D&REV_A1

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BEA&SUBSYS_907A104D

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BEA&CC_040300

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BEA&CC_0403


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My motherboard is:

Manufacturer: Sony

Chipset: Intel (DMI Host Bridge Rev.11)

Southbridge: PM55 Rev5

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How would i go about editing my dsdt to include this motherboard for fixes to enable sleep and device recognition?

I know i got sound to work previously,i use a similar kext to alc275, but it had a low hissing noise when not muted, even if the volume was low. How would i go about, properly enabling audio to work? I believe i found codec dumps and have codec verbs of this, but how would i prepare these myself to ensure it works properly, and then what would i do with them after i have them?


I also have my graphics card not recognized. I tried nvEnabler but it didn't seem to work. I also tried drivers i found online at kexts.com but the package (modded to ignore model check) installed fine (and was labeled to work for 425m) but made my computer boot to a blank black screen. I want to try and use dsdt as it seem more reliable than efi strings, unless its not possible to get it to work with dsdt and kexts.


I have also tried getting my ethernet to work before, i used the "change id's trick" and changed some properties inside the yukon2 kext in IONetworkingFamily.kext to try and pair to my device. The computer seemed to recognize eth0, and that a port was there but would also say a cable is unplugged and would cycle between that and no port available in the networking settings. I believe it might be a small problem with the driver, but i am unsure.


I also noticed that if i click "about this mac" the gui crashes and it reloads the desktop (if i have a password i have to re log in). On another forum this was said to be a known problem because of the motherboard, which makes no sense to me but it could be if it is trying to pull info and gets an error. How would i fix this?


After i fix those i want to work on sleep enabling and QE if they are not available after fixing the above.


I know this is a lot, and i am not expecting to be spoonfed, i just am unsure where to begin with these devices and how to modify my dsdt. My motherboard is not listed in the patch section, so i am on my own in that department i guess, so i want to figure out what i can do and what to modify to "emulate" a macbook pro to be most compatible with a vanilla install.


I have purchased my own copy of macosx (garage sale), and snow leopard but i am using hazards 10.6.6i (unpatched) distro as it includes drivers and custom loader.

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You should use at least Lion, it has better support for your hardware. Video should work with minor configs. The problem is ethernet, I think it's not supported by Yukon drivers. What's the wireless card?


My laptop has similar specs, runs Lion and Mountain Lion well, much better than Snow Leopard.

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Don't I have to install lion as a os upgrade? I don't think there is a standalone disc or Distro. I have a copy I bought from a friend but wanted to make a stable sl build as I assumed that would be easier. Is lion a standalone installer, or do I need sl to install it?


My wireless card is:

Intel centrino advanced-n 6250 agn

I doubt I can find drivers :(

The model for my ethernet is only one high than the driver that exists, I assumed it would be close enough to modify.

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True. I've never seen it work. A lot of ppl have this card tho. I thought someone would have found a way. Can I just replace the wifi module (open laptop and swap it) i can open my laptop confidently as I have numerous other times for routine cleaning.


I will try lion tomorrow. But how would I get audio to work atleast? What r basic steps to getting it to work?

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I have begun the download, i am just curious about motherboard patching in the dsdt, is there some kind of guide to what you should patch and how to trace problems in dsdt (when no errors show up in compile) to fix sleep and other problems that can be fixed via dsdt?

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