first, I want to thank Jake Lo and pokenguyen for their nice guides. I'm not all new to building hackintoshs, but my last trys are 2-3 years old, and so much has changed.
In the last two weeks I could successfully install Mavericks on my E6530 with the guide Jake Lo posted, and I finished my Clover-based installation of Yosemite PB6 (yeah, I know, they released the final) yesterday.
So far, I like Clover, and a lot of stuff is working:
- WiFi (replaced Intel with some compatible)
- Sleep (yay!)
- Touchpad (no gestures, but not that important)
- Appstore, iCloud, iMessage, Facetime
What doesn't work (but I want it to!) is external display port(s). The problem obviously has something to do with the Optimus topic, but let me tell what I found out yet.
Following pokenguyen's guide, the Mackintosh Vietnam Tool installs Clover to the new Macintosh HD. Sounds good, but the new version did break my ability to boot, so I replaced the new Version with the older one (included in the original pack in guide).
After this, I was able to boot. After some testing, I can tell (Optimus enabled): with Clover 2703, only the Intel HD GPU shows up in Option - Graphics and in System booted up, with Clover 2953 its the NVS and the Intel in Option - Graphics in bootscreen.
Problem: I cannot boot with 2953, getting a crash immediately. It doesn't matter if Optimus is enabled or disabled.
So I guess I am missing something really stupid... Can it be I have to change something in my config.plist? Remember, the Intel GPU works fine with 2703.
I'm out of ideas at the moment, even tried to use Jake Lo's DSDT/SSDTs (bad idea)! Any help is really appreciated!
PS. Nearly forgot System Specs...
- E6530, BIOS A13
- 16GB RAM
- Intel HD plus NVS5200m
- Display 15.6" 1920x1080
- WiFi by AR5BHB92