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Use the vanilla IOUSBFamily.kext, i'm using the one from 10.8.2 now, only problem is, it does not recognize the USB 2.0 storage devices.
Attached the Vanilla kext.

I also noticed, the USB device should not be connected when booting the system. It will either show as USB 2.0, or not show up at all.
I'm trying to modify the kext now, to make both devices work.

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Right... will wait for the fix.. :)

Just to check, I removed your kext and restarted... Still that USB Super Speed Bus is not shown in the system information which was shown earlier...

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Did you replace any other files? Or switched settings in the Bios? Revert them also .

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No I did not replace anything else, and neither did I change any BIOS setting...
hmmmm....weird...it shud have reverted back to its original state......

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File has a patched XHCI controller. Can't get my USB 2.0 to work on the 3.0 ports :/

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Benchmark results: http://browser.prima...kbench2/1643849

I put some effort in the DSDT last night. A quick summary of everything included up to now:
- The SSDT tables have been merged in to the DSDT, so the SSDT is not needed anymore.
- Fan control
- Speedstep/Sleep/Wake
- Audio (With patched AppleHDA)
- Brightness control (Only in System Preferences)
- HD4000 Graphics (No need for EFI string)
- Nvdia GPU disabled (Saver power and keeps the system a lot cooler/Battery life has doubled)
- FN keys for audio/sleep/wifi

The changes since the last DSDT are marked in blue. The code is a mess at the moment, i still need organize is a bit more.
This DSDT may, or may not work for you, use with caution, and always make a backup before replacing files.

Ow, and it still has the code for the AR9285 included :P

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Ok... testing all of these (new DSDT, patched IOUSBFamily, PXHCD)... :)
will report back...

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- The SSDT tables have been merged in to the DSDT, so the SSDT is not needed anymore.


- Fan control


Dunno how to check.. :)

- Speedstep/Sleep/Wake


Already worked


- Audio (With patched AppleHDA)


Already worked


- Brightness control (Only in System Preferences)


Already worked


- HD4000 Graphics (No need for EFI string)


YES! No more Device ID!

- Nvdia GPU disabled (Saver power and keeps the system a lot cooler/Battery life has doubled)..

Can't say, will need some testing for that... though the GPU is listed in Sys info.
- FN keys for audio/sleep/wifi
Yes.

About USB 3.0: I am on the same boat. If I use IOUSBFamily + PXHCD or only IOUSBFamily = USB 3.0 but no USB 2.0 :/
But my WEBCAM starts working with any IOUSBFamily (patched or Vanilla)...!!!

I can't live without USB 2.0 cuz my WiFi dongle doesn't work that way......
Removed them and back to USB 2.0 and WEBCAM stopped working.... :\

Maybe there will be a fix soon......
Any way to enable HDMI yet??
Thanks for your efforts Lejenk!! :)

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Is the /Extra folder present on the HDD?


Yes, there is :/

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Yes, there is :/

Follow this guide, after that you should be able to boot from hdd: http://forum.voodoop...php?topic=649.0

@ACIndia
The fan control, i noticed the fan throttles now, my cpu does not get above 80 degrees on 100% load, before it would reach 100 degrees.
I noticed the GPU in system profiler now, will have to look in to it again -_- Well, the code is in the DSDT, perhaps someone knows what is did wrong there.

The USB is a serious issue, when you want to have both usb 2.0 and usb 3.0, they will only run on usb 2.0 speed. If you want usb 3.0 at full speed, no usb 2.0 (Although my webcam and mouse work)

About the HDMI, i have no way to test this, there are some fixes for it, but i can not confirm if they will work :/


Also, anyone interested in writing a guide for this model?

See attachment, been converting for 14 hours now at a 90% load, temps switch between 60-80 for cpu, hdd is stable at 60.
(Btw, the show is called "I love Lucy" 50's show, so that you don't get the wrong ideas :P)

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Btw, was looking for serials of macs, to get iMessages working, stil not working, but i just checked system profiler, my system is now reconized as a 17 inch macbook pro :o
So attached the SMBios.plist.

The serial had been posted by someone who macbook got stolen, he posted it on the apple support forum, never has been removed :)

Edit: Also, i'm rebuilding the DSDT from scratch, not even an extraction, sure some of the content will be used, but it will be far more organized, and hopefully i find a way to disable that GPU. Hopefully i have it done by tonight.

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Right....
Will happily test it...
About the installation guide, i am thinking of writing one....once most of the things are fixed n i get some time.... :D
I am in bioinformatics n mac is like an integral part of my work...... But can't afford to have an i7 macbook pro with 2gigs of GDDR5 VRAM...n also cuz m bloody badly into gaming... :P

M skeptical about using the serial no. of a stolen mbp... :P
Also, seeing MacBook Pro Retina=me gusta.
:P

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NVidia GPU disabled!
Thanks to Tonio1987: http://www.insanelym...80#entry1890506

Edit: Changed the attachment with a cleaned up DSDT.

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ok i test you dsdt all is working ok , the gpu is disabled, but when i put the pc on sleep mode and try to awake this, this halts on a black screen and dont show anything
i dont know if it only is for me or if it happend to others

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ok i test you dsdt all is working ok , the gpu is disabled, but when i put the pc on sleep mode and try to awake this, this halts on a black screen and dont show anything
i dont know if it only is for me or if it happend to others


I have the same issue, did not occur until the nvidia had been disabled, tested this with several dsdt's :/

Edit: Just reinstalled, removing the NVDA* and GeForce* kexts is not needed anymore it seems.

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Fixed the black screen after sleep, some more information was needed in the GFX0.

Edit: Forgot attachement :')
Link to guide: http://www.insanelym...tion-guide-wip/

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Hi lejenk the last dsdt that you post, have the nvidia enabled again, i dont know if i do something wrong or if is other dsdt, on this moment i delete all the nvda kext and the geforce kexts
or i only put the other dsdt that you post?

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Directly from my EFI partition.

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Hey, Lejenk!

Thanks for all the work you've been putting on the Inspiron 17R SE! I have a 15R SE with Radeon graphics, but I will try you DSDT in my system and post what happens. I noticed in you signature that you brightness keys aren't working... This seems to be a keyboard problem. I found a VoodooPS2 that works fine with my keyboard and activates the brightness keys.

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I will definitly try this, think, with my controller now, i need to add them manually to the DSDT, just don't know how to :)
Thank you very much for the contribution.





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