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[SOLVED] Asus G73SW - how to get brightness control working

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I’ve successful installed MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my Asus G73SW Laptop with the following specs:

- Mobile Intel HM65 Express

- Intel Core I7 2630 QM 2.0 GHz

- Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M 1,5gb

 

I’ve got a lot of working but not the brightness control. I’ve done the following steps:

- Patch DSDT with brightness fix to get the brightness slider in system preference

- Patch DSDT to control the brightness with my FN keys

 

The strange thing is that I can control the brightness bar going up and down with my FN keys but the brightness isn’t going up or down. Can someone help me to get this working?

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Removed VoodooPS2Controller and installed SmartTouchpad V4.7 beta 5 with Kext Utility. Add this code to my DSDT to get the FN + keys working with this kext:

into method label _Q0E replace_content
begin
// Brightness Down\n
Notify (PS2K, 0x20)\n
end;

into method label _Q0F replace_content
begin
// Brightness Up\n
Notify (PS2K, 0x10)\n
end

No luck, I can control the brightness slider with FN + F5 (to get down) and FN + F6 (to get up), but the brightness isn't going down or up. Other solutions?

debug_21534.zip

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With this solution my brightness is back to normal (lighter than with the brightness fix DSDT patch), but the brightness slider disappeared in systempreference and still can't control my brightness with the FN keys :(

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please post new debug file

You said Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 was working, but the brightness display won't change, now you said it's not working anymore with the new files?

If slider not showing in Preference then brightness is not working, so how is that back to normal?

Did you try adding SSDT-PNLF.aml to sortedOrder in the Config file?

 

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Sorry for the misunderstanding. I'll try to explain better:

- The first problem to resolve was to get the brightness slider in Preferences. To do this I have to add the "Brightness Fix" from Rehabman repo to my DSDT.

- After I copied the new DSDT to my EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched and reboot my laptop I saw that the brightness bar has been added to my Preferences but the max brightness of my screen was lower than before I patched my DSDT. The second thing is, when I lower the brightness bar with my mouse nothing happend.

- The second problem is that I can't control the brightness bar with my FN keys, to can control the brightness bar with my FN keys I added this to my DSDT:

into method label _Q0E replace_content
begin
// Brightness Down\n
Notify (PS2K, 0x20)\n
end;

into method label _Q0F replace_content
begin
// Brightness Up\n
Notify (PS2K, 0x10)\n
end

- Copied the new DSDT to EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched and reboot my laptop. Now I can change the brightness bar with my FN keys but the brightness self isn't going up or down.

- Then I tried your last solution, copied the DSDT and SSDT to EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched and added the kext to /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other and reboot my laptop. Now the brightness bar disappeared in Preference and the FN keys (FN+F5 and FN+F6) aren't working anymore. But the maximum brightness has increased to it's normal level.

debug_15621.zip

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got it. Try this Config

config.plist.zip

 

Nevermind, just realized you're running with Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M. The patches are for Intel GPU only.

Is there anyway to disable the Nvidia and use the HD3000?

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