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Dell Precision 490 / 690 workstation - Yosemite

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Specifications:

  • BIOS A08 (needs HDD set to AHCI mode)
  • Intel Greencreek 5000X chipset with ICH10R controller
  • Intel dual-core Woodcrest Xeon 5140 2.33GHz FSB-1333MHz
  • 8Go DDR2-533 ECC RAM
  • nVidia Quadro FX 4600 (PCI ven id 0x10de, dev id 0x019e) attached to 1680x1050 widescreen LCD
  • Broadcom BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet (PCI ven id 0x14e4, dev id 0x1600)
  • Sigmatel STAC9200 + Intel Azalia ESB2 AC'97/High Def audio (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x269a)
  • CD/DVD drive
  • USB 2.0 + Firewire ports

Mac-Pro:usr rjjd$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000X Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:25c0] (rev 12)
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x4 Port 2 [8086:25e2] (rev 12)
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x4 Port 3 [8086:25e3] (rev 12)
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000X Chipset PCI Express x16 Port 4-7 [8086:25fa] (rev 12)
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x4 Port 5 [8086:25e5] (rev 12)
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x4 Port 6 [8086:25e6] (rev 12)
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x4 Port 7 [8086:25e7] (rev 12)
00:10.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers [8086:25f0] (rev 12)
00:10.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers [8086:25f0] (rev 12)
00:10.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers [8086:25f0] (rev 12)
00:11.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset Reserved Registers [8086:25f1] (rev 12)
00:13.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset Reserved Registers [8086:25f3] (rev 12)
00:15.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FBD Registers [8086:25f5] (rev 12)
00:16.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FBD Registers [8086:25f6] (rev 12)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB High Definition Audio Controller [8086:269a] (rev 09)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:2690] (rev 09)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset UHCI USB Controller #1 [8086:2688] (rev 09)
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset UHCI USB Controller #2 [8086:2689] (rev 09)
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset UHCI USB Controller #3 [8086:268a] (rev 09)
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset UHCI USB Controller #4 [8086:268b] (rev 09)
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset EHCI USB2 Controller [8086:268c] (rev 09)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev d9)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:2670] (rev 09)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller [8086:269e] (rev 09)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2681] (rev 09)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:269b] (rev 09)
01:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Upstream Port [8086:3500] (rev 01)
01:00.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express to PCI-X Bridge [8086:350c] (rev 01)
02:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Downstream Port E1 [8086:3510] (rev 01)
02:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Downstream Port E2 [8086:3514] (rev 01)
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G80 [Quadro FX 4600] [10de:019e] (rev a2)
0b:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
0c:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: LSI Corporation FW322/323 [11c1:5811] (rev 61)

 

 
I assisted forum member rjjd to install Yosemite on his Precision 490 workstation.

Target OS X release:

  • Yosemite 10.10.2

Installation fully successful with manually-built 10.10 USB installer + Chameleon v2.2 r2401 bootloader and attached Precision 490 bootpack on a SATA HDD partitioned GUID and formatted Mac OS X (journaled). Initial build in 10.10, followed by 10.10.2 Combo update.
 
WS490_Xeon5140_QuadroFX4600_Yos.jpg
WS490_10.10.2.jpg WS490_Native_SpeedStep.jpg
 

 

Working:

  • full QE/CI with Quadro FX 4600 (with known Dell-specific PciRoot=4 boot option or DSDT patch to set PCI root to 0)
  • audio output (with VoodooHDA v2.8.1 or later + AppleHDADisabler)
  • built-in Gigabit Ethernet (with BCM5722D kext, ideally v2.3.5)
  • display & system sleep/wake (with hibernatemode set to 0 + deletion of /var/vm/sleepimage).
  • wireless with compatible mini PCIe card/USB dongle
  • native SpeedStep (with Kozlek's FakeSMC v5.2.678 tuned up for MacPro3,1/SMC keys 1.24f15/smc-napa + SMBIOS MacPro3,1 - later versions of FakeSMC + HWMonitor should provide much more hardware info)
  • all USB2.0 ports OOB

 

Yosemite full /Extra pack: 

 

DSDT patches applied:

  • PCI root (_UID of Device (PCI0)) changed from 4 to 0 to enable full QE/CI using Chameleon's default PCI root value

 

NB: This Yosemite installation being done using the usual manual method (i.e. no myHack or Clover tool), the (extracted) Yosemite vanilla kernel has to be copied to /System/Library/Kernels, the kexts provided in the bootpack are to be copied directly to /System/Library/Extensions and the cache rebuild with usual Terminal commands:
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -Boot -U /
 
This particular process applies to the USB installer + target installation.

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