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Fan Control doesn't work, it's lacking full implementation from the DSDT/FakeSMC plugin. That is a simple coincidence i'm afraid.

SMCPing, i'm going to test it now. I can't see any evidence of it getting started in the log.

It would take someone with real driver coding experience on mac to create this, and it still wouldn't be easy due to lack of source code on the mac.

Edited by DoiX, 19 August 2012 - 01:18 PM.


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Fan Control doesn't work, it's lacking full implementation from the DSDT/FakeSMC plugin. That is a simple coincidence i'm afraid.


Yeah it doesnt actually work for what it's coded to do, most people I've read that have used this method to get rid of the artifacts removed the prefpane and just left the daemon in place. Something it does helps with remving artifacts, I believe if I read correctly it's open source and a few people are going through the code to determine what it might be doing to help with display artifacts.

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I checked the source code for myself, it uses SMC keys to operate the actions, if it doesn't find them it doesn't do anything.

The only way it could prevent the artifacts is by this

- (void)start
{
	[self readPreferences];
	[NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval:5.0 target:self selector:@selector(timer:) userInfo:nil repeats:YES];
}
assuming the artifacts are caused by some system driver idling out and not being able to start up again. SMCPing operates in a similar way.

There are many causes for the artifacts, from vram to outdated kexts that don't operate well with the new ones.

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Any tip on how to update from Lion to Mountain Lion?? :wallbash: :wallbash:

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@Zpecter, i don't know how to update from Lion to ML but personally i would stay far away from it because it's not guaranteed to work for every system. As for installing Mountain Lion from scratch... it's like lion. Either using a premade image (like iAtkos - tho i don't know if it was released) or via the Retail Install. There are tutorials around to show you how, i've also made an app for that http://www.insanelym...howtopic=281238

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@Zpecter, i don't know how to update from Lion to ML but personally i would stay far away from it because it's not guaranteed to work for every system. As for installing Mountain Lion from scratch... it's like lion. Either using a premade image (like iAtkos - tho i don't know if it was released) or via the Retail Install. There are tutorials around to show you how, i've also made an app for that http://www.insanelym...howtopic=281238


Thanks for your help, I'm upgrading right now from Lion to ML. I made the usb stick using this tutorial:

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=280756

but it didn't boot, now I used some of the packages from LX02x v1.4 package installer that mackyreddy upload in a previous post, and now the usb can boot and it's updating. :wink2:

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Here are my feelings about hte new DSDT, don't know if it's new or not, as I never got that deep into OSX.
It doesn't clearly detect if I have my power input put in or not. It seems that if it goes to sleep once, it won't change the state and think it is still charging even if it is deconnect from the power supply.
Increase and decrease of the luminosity is working with the added kext. But it seems as it goes not as down as on windows, keeping the battery life quite short, even if it is better without the nvidia card (ways better ^^)
Thanks Macky and Doix, this is just working great. now I just need a displayport to HDMI adapter to get my films on the TV ^^

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@deadsmile

It doesn't clearly detect if I have my power input put in or not

This is a kext issue, i'm assuming you're not using the VoodooBattery one.

But it seems as it goes not as down as on windows, keeping the battery life quite short,

You mean the incremental/decremental steps or the minimum/maximum luminosity? Because on windows it doesn't go full black on the min level, granted on the max level it appears to have more luminosity.

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This is a kext issue, i'm assuming you're not using the VoodooBattery one.

I will try it out, thanks ;)


You mean the incremental/decremental steps or the minimum/maximum luminosity? Because on windows it doesn't go full black on the min level, granted on the max level it appears to have more luminosity.

On windows if I go on the lowest or second lowest step it's darker than on the second last on OSX (the one before having a full black screen ;) )

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I understand now, that... well.. i don't really know what that is. Could be a kext issue, could be the values mac os x parses from the bios. But it's definitely nothing from the DSDT since i mangled the damn thing to a minimum and nothing changed related to the luminosity.

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In the meantime I veryfied if I had voodoobattery, and it is there... is it possible that there is another Kext interfering ?
The problem is not when I stick the powerplug out or in while in function, this works as it should. It's more when i suspend activity and unplug then, It will still tell it is connected and won't change...

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I think having 2 battery kexts would result in a KP. I'm using the [ML]AppleSmartBattery kext and it detects the changes to the power made during sleep.

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Would it be possible using it on Lion ?
I have both applesmartbattery and voodoobattery.. strange things going around here ^^
Thanks for your help and congrats on your 1000th post :)

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Uh? Oh... oh damn.... i really need to quit multitasking while working. In both Lion and ML you can find a stock AppleSmartBattery, I should have mentioned having a *Patched AppleSmartBattery with VoodoBattery may cause KP.

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Well It still is buggy for me...
not a real bugger.. but with the high minimum brightness it will be difficult to use it as a pc at university with long lectures ^^

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There's always shades (free app) to tweak the luminosity more... fluently(?). In lack of a better word.

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thanks :) Will try it. I will try to see with Macky if he knows how to get the battery indications working

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Some work has been going on the Nvidia Off DSDT and here is an update marching towards a Pure XPS 17 DSDT but still includes Doix XPS 15 GFX0 IGPU MEM2 DSDT sections with Brightness Control code.

I am planning to replace the GFX0 and IGPU code from XPS 17, but it still needs plenty of cosmetic changes here and there in the DSDT.

And in our XPS 17 DSDT we dont have MEM2 section under IGPU section, i dont know whether we can avoid it or not ?

Meanwhile happy testing.

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@Macky, i added that MEM2 function from a MBP8 DSDT, hoping it would help reduce the graphic artifacts.

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@Macky, i added that MEM2 function from a MBP8 DSDT, hoping it would help reduce the graphic artifacts.


Lx02X Mountain Lion v1.4.mpkg gives error after installation in ML. It says installation failed. Please contact software developers.
Any ideas? It works fine under lion. Thank you for your reply.





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