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Dell E6320 Yosemite Build Thread


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Hi Folks,


I was able to get Yosemite up and running on my e6320 and wanted to start a thread to iron out the last few wrinkles and help others get started. If anyone has this laptop and/or can help with the final issues, it would be greatly appreciated. 





-Graphics (Display Port via Dock, DVI via Dock, Internal Display)


-Function Buttons, Trackpad, Volume Keys etc

-Wireless (swapped older macbook pro card in)

-SD Card Reader (working with patched AppleSDXC)


Not Working:

-Webcam (This has never worked, i believe it may not ever work)

-VGA Output

-HDMI Output (HDMI screens are recognized, but will display fully blank)


Not Tested:

-HDMI Audio


To create the installation media, I followed the guide here (summarized below) You will need an 8GB+ flash drive, and an existing OSX installation

  1. Open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) and Partition your flash drive as Master Boot Record, 1 Partition, HFS+ named "Yosemite".
  2. Download Install OS X Yosemite.app
  3. Right click on the installer (Found in /Applications) > show package contents
  4. Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg  (The .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop)
  5. In the terminal issue the following command: open "/Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg"
  6. Open Disk Utility and Restore the BaseSystem.dmg to your flash drive
  7. Issue the following commands in terminal:
  8. cp "/Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg" /Volumes/Yosemite/
    cp -a "/Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist" /Volumes/Yosemite/
    rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
  9. Now install Clover to your USB drive. (download it from here) Selecting the options shown in the linked image: http://imgur.com/if2O3hQ
  10. Merge all the files in the attached zip into the "CLOVER" folder on your Flash drive (done via terminal command below, if you downloaded the zip to your Downloads folder)
    cp -R ~/Downloads/CLOVER/* /EFI/CLOVER/


Once you have completed the install, repeat the Clover install and Kext / DSDT copy over to your installed HDD.


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After a little over a week of use, i am having serious issues with GUI hard locks and some artifacting. 


The system itself stays responsive, as i can SSH in and execute commands, but the GUI is locked with only mouse cursor movement working. There are occasionally artifacts in daily use, but it has become as serious as the hard locks.


I think this is related to the DSDT, but I'm not too up to date on modding and patching them. 


Anyone wanna debug and test this with me?

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This could be a BIOS version issue. What version of BIOS do you have?

Have you try downgrading it?

I don't think the Bios is the issue, as it was working without any issues on 10.9.


I removed the SSDT leaving DSDT and it ran a full day without any lockups. Im actually using the DSDT and SSDT from your post right now with a combination of your kexts and mine and its been ok for about 2 hours now. (got SD card reader working)


My limited knowledge of clover has me reading, and it seems like it does some dynamic creation, could that need to be disabled possibly to use a pre-built SSDT?


Side note: What kexts are you using to enable battery info to show. 



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