sâmbătă, 14 august 2010

HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook kexts (drivers/.kext files) tested on Snow Leopard 10.6.4

Title: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook kexts (drivers/.kext files) tested on Snow Leopard 10.6.4
Version: -
Compatible with:
10.5.x Not sure
10.6.x (64-bit) Not sure
Link: -
Description/instructions: (these instructions are inside the zip file, with proper markup)

This is mostly written as a reference for myself, because I have a horrible memory, but I hope that this can help out all other HP Pavilion dv6700 owners!

Find a guide on how to install Snow Leopard with iBoot. Well documented installation tutorials can be found in the wiki ( I recommend using bigfloppydonkeydisk's excellent triple-boot guide (

At step 18 of "Phase Two: Installing Snow Leopard", installation of MultiBeast, it's crucial to go through these steps:

1) Backup and delete System/Library/Extentions/AppleHDA.kext
2) Install MultiBeast with ONLY these options selected: Rebuild Caches + Rebuild Permissions + VoodooHDA 0.2.2 + fakesmc + EvOreBoot + LegacyAppleRTC + NullCPUPowerManagement + Voodoo PS/2 Controller
3) Don't forget to turn off sleep: System Preferences > Energy Saver > Turn off Computer Sleep for both Power Adapter and Battery
4) Drag all 3 .kext files contained in the zip onto Kext Helper b7 > enter your password > easy install > reboot (it will tell you to Force Quit Kext Helper 0.7)

Files source:
IOPCIFamily.kext ->
IOUSBFamily.kext ->
NVdarwin.kext ->
Kext Helper b7 ->

Hardware specs of HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook (on which this was tested, in 32-bit mode):
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Chipset: Intel PM965 + ICH8M
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8400M GS, 256 MB
Sound: Intel 82801HB ICH8
Network: Realtek RTL8101E

Known issues:
Wireless: won't work. If you need wireless buy a cheap wifi card of which you're sure that it is supported.
5-in-1 card reader: not tested, but I imagine it doesn't work as even the Windows 7 drivers are nonexistent.
Webcam: not tested.

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