Linux Acer 5020

Acer 5020

OSX86 Hackintosh following tips from osx86project

Hackintosh How to for Acer 5020 About what are you going to do:
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Notebook Hardware

Board VendorId ProductId
ATI X700 Mobility 128MB AGP 0x1002 0x5653 Configure video adapter
Wireless Lan Broadcom 0x14e4 0x3111 Configure wifi adapter
Network Interface Realtek 0x10ec 0x8169 Configure nic adapter
Power Management Configure power support
Audio AC'97 Native Support
Touchpad, keyboard, usb 2.0, Firewire Native Support
Modem unknown
5 in 1 card reader TI unknown
Fix Mouse tearing Fix mouse tearing
Tip to install 10.4.8 JAS DVD ISO:
- do not install x600 Mobility driver or other patch which sound like your hardware

Video Section

source information are here:
We have to setup 2 components:
  1. 2D Driver (ATIRadeon9700.kext)
    1.1) Update the Info.plist XML file with your hardware ID
    3D Driver (ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin)
    1.2) Update the Info.plist XML file exchange IONVDRVFrameBuffer with CallistoFB
  2. LCD panel ModeLine for 1280x800 (Callisto 006 Patched)
    Install Callisto 006 patched in the easy way like other extensions.
    How to patch yourself Callisto 006 binaries:
    2.A) You need to know the RIGHT Modeline of your Flat LCD panel (you can read it on Linux Xorg log output, easy and clear)
      May be (dot clock frequency):
    2.B) Find Callisto 006 already patched binary at addres 0x490E
    2.C) Perform some numeric operations:
      71250 Decimal to HEX = 0x00XXYYZZ
      Reverse the BYTES: ZZYYXX00
      Write it from address 0x490E
    2.D) Ready now you have the patched Callisto binary
    copy it into MacOSX Extensions folder
    clear cache and reboot
    Tip: if you read always 71250 on callisto dump at boot do not warry this is not updated.
    Warning: look at callisto 006 binary at address 0x490E you must find some like 71xxx decimal value, if you didn't find this you are using wrong binary

Wireless networking

Broadcom chipset can be found in Apple Airport, you can follow this simply tutorial:

Networking Section

Since there is a Realtek Opensource driver we point to sourceforce to download the driver itself:

Support Power features

Download and install Generic ACPI power management support:
  2. Enable ACPI platform on (/Lib*/Pref*s/Sys*/)
    Kernel Flags
  3. Disable on System Preferences Suspend, Standby because they may not be fully supported and crash your computer
Warning: Until we can found AMD software scaling (voltage too) your Turion/AMD will work always at 1.8Ghz this sounds like Burning Pop Corns with your CPU
Unsefull tip is to install SMART and ACPI sensor tool to take care about notebook themperatures!!!
I think you need to pay attection about exclamation marks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fix mouse tearing

After you enable Qe+Ci+CallistoFB you will notice some video garbage under the mouse pointer, this does not sound good!
Some solution sort order by good results:
(10$) Mighty Mouse + Mouse Theme to fix that
(14$) Boinx Mousepose
Any software which can change the mouse skin and support animation
Disable CallistoFB on GA (this may _not always_ deactivate your Qe+Ci)