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The screen of UX31-DH51 supports WQXGA (2560 × 1600) resolution. B)

 

Hmm, I tried out the 2560x1400 resolution on my UX32VD and it worked fine. Dunno if it is usable though as the text gets incredibly small at that resolution.

 

Any downsides when "overclocking" the screen like that except it using the HD4000 more? Doesn't exactly seem healthy for the screen if 1920x1080 is the recommended screen resolution, will it damage the screen in any way?

 

Edit:

Works fine in 1280x720 HiDPI too obviously, however as the name implies the resolution is scaled down to 1280x720 while being rendered at 2560x1400 since that's the GPU's maximum resolution. It probably doesn't hurt, but it looks damn ugly (at least in my experience) as the elements are so insanely huge and uncomfortable. It's also quite taxing on the Intel chip which is noticeable when scrolling or moving windows.



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Hey guys, I'm attempting to boot my ux31a and i'm having some problems. 

 

1st problem is I can only boot in safe mode. The 2nd problem that I am having is that I can only boot with the flash drive in. I thought I could install clover to a 1gb fat partition so that my bios could recognize that it was there but I can't mount the fat partition so I can not install clover to the partition.

 

Those are the two major problems that I am having right now, I figure that I will tackle the other smaller problems after I can take care of the major ones.

 

Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated 



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applehda.kext for OSX mavericks 10.9.4, ENJOY!

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Anyone else having issues with audio after updating to 10.9.4? I'm having no luck with the hda loader or any of the older kexts I have?

 

Thanks



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Has anybody tried a higher resolution via HDMI on the Zenbook? I am trying 2560 x 1440p and it does not work.

 

I also tried to create via SwitchResX. The resoltion does not appear. (Also with Alt key in display setting.)

 

(I am using a 2160p certified HDMI cable.)

 

SOLVED: In the moment of writing... there it is... WORKS! 



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Patched AICPM and Applehda.kext for 10.10. ^_^

Attached File  AICPM&HDA.zip   962.44KB   8 downloads

 

Here is the patch to solve no audio issue after sleep for 10.9.x & 10.10.

Attached File  EAPDFix.kext.zip   20.26KB   16 downloads



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Patched AICPM and Applehda.kext for 10.10. ^_^

How's 10.10 running? I haven't tried it out yet.



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How's 10.10 running? I haven't tried it out yet.

 

I've been testing 10.10 Public Beta 1 (Build 14A299i) for a few days, everything is fine except some minor bugs. :)



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Anyone else having issues with audio after updating to 10.9.4? I'm having no luck with the hda loader or any of the older kexts I have?

 

Thanks

 

see my modified post. :)



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Our Zenbooks (UX32VD etc.) are removed from the new OSXLatitude EDP list... 

 

http://www.osxlatitu.../compatibility/

 

Should we generate a package and reapply?



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Hi ! Can anybody can make a start package (from nothing) including latests kexts and dsdts?
Thanks in advance !



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Hi ! Can anybody can make a start package (from nothing) including latests kexts and dsdts?
Thanks in advance !

 

I have to second this. If someone could upload their latest kexts and DSDTs, much would be appreciated. 

 

 

I'm new to this kind of stuff, so I've been struggling to install Clover on my UX31a. I install clover using the .pkg installer, I select the packages for UEFI support, install in the ESP, etc.. I boot up and then it goes straight to the UEFI (essentially what enter setup does in the boot menu). I can never seem to get clover to work. Is there something I have to do in particular to get this laptop working with clover?

 

I've spent hours just on the bootloader and searching for a solution, but can't seem to find one. Currently am stuck using my USB installer (niresh) to boot into Mavericks. I have GPT set up, and have followed most of the guides... Is there some EFI thing I have to put on my EFI partition or something?

 

EDIT: Followed the guide on page 13 or 14 of this thread. Works just fine now, thanks. 



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I have to second this. If someone could upload their latest kexts and DSDTs, much would be appreciated. 

 

 

I'm new to this kind of stuff, so I've been struggling to install Clover on my UX31a. I install clover using the .pkg installer, I select the packages for UEFI support, install in the ESP, etc.. I boot up and then it goes straight to the UEFI (essentially what enter setup does in the boot menu). I can never seem to get clover to work. Is there something I have to do in particular to get this laptop working with clover?

 

I've spent hours just on the bootloader and searching for a solution, but can't seem to find one. Currently am stuck using my USB installer (niresh) to boot into Mavericks. I have GPT set up, and have followed most of the guides... Is there some EFI thing I have to put on my EFI partition or something?

 

EDIT: Followed the guide on page 13 or 14 of this thread. Works just fine now, thanks. 

 

I solved the problem by using Chameleon instead of Clover.



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I solved the problem by using Chameleon instead of Clover.

 

Does that work if I want to dual boot Windows and OS X with UEFI and GPT?



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I solved the problem by using Chameleon instead of Clover.

 

Attached are Extensions and Clover EFI folder including DSDT.

 

(One issue is: USB often fails after wakeup from sleep.)

 

Perhaps it helps a little bit. This is absolutely NOT perfect! But maybe you can make it better ;)

 

This is NOT my work! Please find the original files at the specific forum threads. And: Follow the guide on page 13 or 14 of this thread.

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Attached are Extensions and Clover EFI folder including DSDT.

 

(One issue is: USB often fails after wakeup from sleep.)

 

Perhaps it helps a little bit. This is absolutely NOT perfect! But maybe you can make it better ;)

 

This is NOT my work! Please find the original files at the specific forum threads. And: Follow the guide on page 13 or 14 of this thread.

 

Thanks for this. I'll try it once I get home. Does the DSDT have patches like null ethernet and the FN keys?   :)

 

EDIT: Really impressed with what you've compiled here.. this is probably the easiest way to install OS X with everything working. Touchpad is a little buggy since it fails at preventing my palm from activating it while typing (if you have a fix, do let me know) and some FN keys don't work like F7 and F9, but other than that, you've saved me hours and hours of tinkering. I just need to install nullethernet.kext since i use a USB wifi adapter (Asus USB-N10).

 

Couple questions:

Do I have to worry about SSDT and CPU States using this? Or was that taken care of already? 

 

Have you successfully replaced the wifi card in the UX31a/UX32? It has the U. FL connectors I think which are not available in any supported card... I've tried buying broadcom alternatives, but I can never get a stable signal with those. I think maybe it's because I'm not removing the rings correctly or something, but I've tried several different cards from Atheros and Broadcom and the same signal/speed issues happen.

 

What about the HiDPI scaling? 1920x1080 is a bit small, but usable.. I tried SwitchResX and 1600x900 scaled (rendering the max number of pixels on screen), which wasn't pixel perfect in the UI, but it was certainly easier to read things. The performance took a big hit, but I don't think I had full graphics acceleration working as I do now with your stuff. 

 

And one more thing, if I am on 10.9 and everything works, is it worth updating to 10.9.4? I don't know if the performance improvements are just for Macs, but does the OS have any change that affects hackintoshes? (Other than making TRIM harder to enable?)



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Getting kernel panics with SeppDepp's DSDT on shutdown/reboot... My system works perfect except for the pop up everytime I login that says my computer shutdown because of a problem. Anyone else having this problem? 



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Thanks for this. I'll try it once I get home. Does the DSDT have patches like null ethernet and the FN keys?   :)
 
EDIT: Really impressed with what you've compiled here.. this is probably the easiest way to install OS X with everything working. Touchpad is a little buggy since it fails at preventing my palm from activating it while typing (if you have a fix, do let me know) and some FN keys don't work like F7 and F9,

Check stettings of asus FN and the elan touchpad kexts.

but other than that, you've saved me hours and hours of tinkering. I just need to install nullethernet.kext since i use a USB wifi adapter (Asus USB-N10).
 

I also use an atheros USB WiFi adapter.

Couple questions:
Do I have to worry about SSDT and CPU States using this? Or was that taken care of already? 
  

works. But you should enable an monitor and check it. But There might be an error in dsdt.

Have you successfully replaced the wifi card in the UX31a/UX32? It has the U. FL connectors I think which are not available in any supported card... I've tried buying broadcom alternatives, but I can never get a stable signal with those. I think maybe it's because I'm not removing the rings correctly or something, but I've tried several different cards from Atheros and Broadcom and the same signal/speed issues happen.
 
What about the HiDPI scaling? 1920x1080 is a bit small, but usable.. I tried SwitchResX and 1600x900 scaled (rendering the max number of pixels on screen), which wasn't pixel perfect in the UI, but it was certainly easier to read things. The performance took a big hit, but I don't think I had full graphics acceleration working as I do now with your stuff. 
 
And one more thing, if I am on 10.9 and everything works, is it worth updating to 10.9.4? I don't know if the performance improvements are just for Macs, but does the OS have any change that affects hackintoshes? (Other than making TRIM harder to enable?)

There is an security issue below 10.9.2

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Check stettings of asus FN and the elan touchpad kexts. I also use an atheros USB WiFi adapter. works. But you should enable an monitor and check it. But There might be an error in dsdt. There is an security issue below 10.9.2

Ever have any problems on shutdown/reboot? My laptop will proceed with both, but apparently I'm getting kernel panics (something with like cpu3 and a bunch of details, will if needed) everytime I reboot or shutdown, so I get the annoying "Your computer shutdown/restarted because of a problem" prompt every time I log in. Seems to be a DSDT problem? 



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Ever have any problems on shutdown/reboot? My laptop will proceed with both, but apparently I'm getting kernel panics (something with like cpu3 and a bunch of details, will if needed) everytime I reboot or shutdown, so I get the annoying "Your computer shutdown/restarted because of a problem" prompt every time I log in. Seems to be a DSDT problem?


Maybe dsdt. Maybe some other kext you installed. Check console.





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