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i'm still waiting for my bluetooth combo card coming, hope i'll works, it's tagged compatible with Mountain lion on this page http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2628

Drivers are only part of the problem. I fear you'll run into the same problem I did (http://www.insanelym...20#entry1844273) with the fact that the UX32VD uses smaller connectors than most PCI mini express wireless cards.

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thats very strange! i'm sorry but you should reinstall and use this archive i just made
(uploading)
I hope that the info.txt i wrote will be helpfull for other people

ps: tommy, thank you for the chameleon.pkg
have you found anything for the nvidia 620 gtm?


Fermi Graphics Card don't work properly in ML.(google it's your friend :wink2: )
But the very problem it's intel hd 4000,without bios mod for disable on boot .... Posted Image

Drivers are only part of the problem. I fear you'll run into the same problem I did (http://www.insanelym...20#entry1844273) with the fact that the UX32VD uses smaller connectors than most PCI mini express wireless cards.


Yes GSLY!
1- use the card without connectors (work ok on 5/6 meters of the router)
2- change the connectors on ux32vd

P.S with Lite-On WCBN606AH (HP). Atheros wifi work but bluetooth don't work

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Re: connector and antenna

Any chance you can just replace the antennas with a pair of cables that have the right size? I presume some sort of U.FL to W.FL adapter would not fit, even if it was a cable.

http://guide-images....4vypSa2uOJ.huge

http://guide-images....TaVjSlfJTX.huge

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Re: connector and antenna

Any chance you can just replace the antennas with a pair of cables that have the right size? I presume some sort of U.FL to W.FL adapter would not fit, even if it was a cable.

http://guide-images....4vypSa2uOJ.huge

http://guide-images....TaVjSlfJTX.huge



Good Idea

Why not a U.FL to W.FL adapter from the card to the antenna?
I have one U.FL antenna from an old PC, i'll see if it fits with the atheros

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Re: connector and antenna

Any chance you can just replace the antennas with a pair of cables that have the right size? I presume some sort of U.FL to W.FL adapter would not fit, even if it was a cable.

http://guide-images....4vypSa2uOJ.huge

http://guide-images....TaVjSlfJTX.huge

Looking at the iFixit tear-down again, replacing the antenna cables may be a good solution. When I looked at this previously, I thought the antenna cables went up into the LCD panel which is glued together and not something I'd want to take apart, however looking at the pictures again, it looks like they just run through the hinge area. I may rip it apart again this weekend ;-)
BTW, I was looking for a U.FL to W.FL adapter yesterday but I could not find such a product.

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Re adapter: I have a feeling that even if you could, it would be very expensive. Yeah, the pictures are misleading, getting new antennas is the way to go, I bet.

Clover update: Have it booting in UEFI mode to start-up ML and I haven't done much to it other than get the basic install working using kexts from nhart in the first post (but I did not use the DSDT nor SSDT's). Those kexts are already in my /S/L/E., so in actuality, Clover is just booting without much else. As I have my Chameleon and Clover on USB sticks, I just swap them from one to the other.

Thus:

1. Video only seems to work on HDMI, I haven't taken the HDMI out and tried to boot with internal LCD only--may do that later. It does recognize that the LCD is there (my dual screen set-up that I normally use in Chameleon is there when I go into System Preferences. I have Clover doing the video injection, and it also has the ability to use EDID. I'm going to ask for help in one of the clover forums.
2. Sound doesn't work, probably because I don't have it loading the SSDTs?
3. All the other stuff you'd expect from a non-modified boot (e.g., Fn keys, etc.) doesn't work.

HOWEVER, the processor seems to be properly recognized! I don't have HWMonitor installed, and there's a complaint about the processor not being recognized in one of the boot messages, but at least the OS seems to see it correctly--I'll have to check whether it works with the various states properly. I've verified that it's Clover doing this, not because I changed the SMBios to MacBook Air5,2--i.e., I've chaanged the SMBios.plist file on my Chameleon boot USB to MacBook Air5,2 and it didn't help with processor recognition.

I've uploaded a dmg of the USB stick, and it's slighly under 17MB's. People who want to look at it can just DL it here:

https://docs.google....ODlSV0lCUjdmVHc

You should be able to just recover the image to a USB drive (I used only a 500mb drive), and it should boot.

Note; During boot, verbose mode doesn't do much and it sits at the rEFIt Boot screen (blue bar, with no text) for a while--I actually discovered that it had to take a while (maybe 5 minutes?) because I dozed off after pulling an all-nighter and woke up to find ML booted, so be patient!

Note 2: Boot the UEFI version.

I've also enclosed the config.plist file if you're building your own, but as I said, it's the basic options.

Lastly, I ran DarwinDumper on both Clover and Chameleon boots, figuring that it may help at least start with a baseline, and get stuff working that's already working under my Chameleon boot.

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thank you =) now i understand how clover works
i got every thing working like with chameleon by simply copy DSDT.aml from /extra to /
The windows partition is not displayed by clover, i'll made some searches

Note:
My Chameleon is in 1080p mode, thats better, i'll found how to do this on clover
Clover is longer to load than chameleon ! i'll put it on the SSD, where i deleted the 100 mb mgr part to see (usb stick is maybe too slow) >FAILED (i'll use the usb stick)
I have to see if mountain lion boot faster with chameleon or ML and if there is good themes on Clover

Still wating for my wifi card ! i want to :moil: :hammer:

Important note
When i was booting with chameleon, my system crashed when i plugged for the first time the HDMI, i rebooted, whith the hdmi cable still plugged and my HDMI plug and play works since this. (yea. i speak english like a spanish cow :trumpet: )

it happened me the same thing when i booted with Clover!

So guys, don't worry if your HDMI crashes on the first time you plug it

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Is your Windows 7 installed in UEFI mode? I've realized anything with hybrid MBR is going to mess things up sooner or later.

BTW, there are some mistakes in the config.plist file I uploaded. New one is here.

http://www.insanelym...00#entry1865936

Clover has issues with the patched DSDT and sound, as I mentioned in that thread.

Oh yeah, Clover is def. longer to load because it's starting up run-time services.

EDIT: Put Clover on another USB stick and it boots up 10x as fast.

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thank you =) now i understand how clover works
i got every thing working like with chameleon by simply copy DSDT.aml from /extra to /
The windows partition is not displayed by clover, i'll made some searches

Note:
My Chameleon is in 1080p mode, thats better, i'll found how to do this on clover
Clover is longer to load than chameleon ! i'll put it on the SSD, where i deleted the 100 mb mgr part to see (usb stick is maybe too slow) >FAILED (i'll use the usb stick)
I have to see if mountain lion boot faster with chameleon or ML and if there is good themes on Clover

Still wating for my wifi card ! i want to :moil: :hammer:

Important note
When i was booting with chameleon, my system crashed when i plugged for the first time the HDMI, i rebooted, whith the hdmi cable still plugged and my HDMI plug and play works since this. (yea. i speak english like a spanish cow :trumpet: )

it happened me the same thing when i booted with Clover!

So guys, don't worry if your HDMI crashes on the first time you plug it


Supposedly Clover doesn't need any graphics enabler, I'm still playing with it--discovered, as I mentioned in my edit--that the boot time from the USB tool so long because of the particularly old USB key I was using--it must have been USB v1, haha. The system is definitely finicky, so I have to play with it more. By being UEFI, by definition i can rely a lot less on DSDT modifications by to address many OS X issues, so I have to actually try starting the DSDT from the original state and only adding in what's not "handle-able" by Clover.

You guys are lucky in that eventually you can upgrade your internal hard drive to be > 2TB, so Clover will def. be better--UEFI/GPT and all that.

http://h30565.www3.h...k-Your/ba-p/198

How's everyone doing with their WiFi card/antenna issues?

Enclosed is an updated IONetworkingFamily.kext with the AX88772B.kext "properly" installed--i.e., at least according to ASIX, their kext replaces the AppleUSBEthernet.kext in the IONetworkingFamily.kext, so there should not be both in there (the ASIX installer actually removes/backs-up the AppleUSBEthernet.kext onto a hidden folder on the OS X drive). The only difference seems to be the name of the kext and the fact that there is one additional personality for the AX88772B adapter (with properly changed product ID of 32299--I haven't bothered to try changing the kext's name to AppleUSBEthernet because it seems to be working and I don't think it matters. Anyhoo, it seems like you guys are going the WiFi route, but just in case...

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Thank you for all you done with Clover, i'll definitely use Chameleon, 'cause it work realy great for all i need
1080p, triple boot, more option that i need (Default partition selection, C & P states, Time out..)theme as i want and boot on my MBR windows 7

(thank you for all the learn you give me about UEFI, but i did'nt understood some things:

what partition table is needed to use ?
Do all disk drive are compatible with UEFI?
Created a 100 Mb Fat32 part at the begin of my 256 gb, installed Clover on > got Boot0: done(fewsecondsleft)7 and stuck
Note in the echap boot device selection menu there is my SSD, but no UEFI partition diplayed both
Installed Clover on a Usb stick boot, by selecting UEFI part both my usb stick in ebds > launches clover and can launch the clover menu i installed on the SSD
)


I'm still wating (soo long ;) ) for my wifi card and thinks there will be soon a kext for us elantech 4.0 touchpad :D 'cause we are not alone for that =)

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Friends, can't start AUDIO on UX31a - please help !

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Thank you for all you done with Clover, i'll definitely use Chameleon, 'cause it work realy great for all i need
1080p, triple boot, more option that i need (Default partition selection, C & P states, Time out..)theme as i want and boot on my MBR windows 7

(thank you for all the learn you give me about UEFI, but i did'nt understood some things:

what partition table is needed to use ?
Do all disk drive are compatible with UEFI?
Created a 100 Mb Fat32 part at the begin of my 256 gb, installed Clover on > got Boot0: done(fewsecondsleft)7 and stuck
Note in the echap boot device selection menu there is my SSD, but no UEFI partition diplayed both
Installed Clover on a Usb stick boot, by selecting UEFI part both my usb stick in ebds > launches clover and can launch the clover menu i installed on the SSD
)


UEFI is compatible with GPT, but I think it's not compatible with MBR. I think it uses Chameleon for non UEFI boot, so you're okay without it right now. GPT is necessary if you need hard disk support for anything larger than 2TB. GPT should be compatible with ANY hard disk that you may encounter. If you see a boot"X", I think you don't have the UEFI mode. It's either UEFI (using the drivers in drivers64UEFI) or BIOS boot (using the drivers in drivers32 or drivers64). I don't know much about non-UEFI boot in Clover, but for UEFI in Clover you definitely need HFSplus.efi along with a few other drivers. See:

http://www.osx86.net...html#post126986

Right now I removed drivers32 and drivers64 and only have drivers64UEFI folder with those drivers.

What did you do to get C and P states to work?

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Friends, can't start AUDIO on UX31a - please help !

Yes =) tell us what you tried yet and what is actually working

What did you do to get C and P states to work?

Used the C and P states enabled YES with chameleon, that not work?
i realy like the pic i've uploaded above =), "Zenbook de Thomas" Logo, 1080p

about clover
Thank you for the info =) a day, if i need to reinstall seven or install windows 8, i'll try the gpt partion table, and UEFI boot =)

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Used the C and P states enabled YES with chameleon, that not work?


No. Just enabling that in Chameleon doesn't work. Well, look at this post and see if you have different states.

Someone on the other forum helped me to get SpeedStep to work:

http://www.osx86.net...html#post126892

This is not limited to Clover, although I've only used it with Clover.

Also, a WARNING unrelated to SpeedStep:

http://www.osx86.net...html#post127142

I'm going to end up restoring a cloned copy.

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The App store doesn't work. I get "unknown error" Are others having the same issue? If not, what did you do to fix it?

It seems to be related to en0 needing to be set properly (to ethernet) but UX31A does not have ethernet!

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The App store doesn't work. I get "unknown error" Are others having the same issue? If not, what did you do to fix it?

It seems to be related to en0 needing to be set properly (to ethernet) but UX31A does not have ethernet!

I had that error up until I swapped out the Wifi card with a OSX compatible one. You will just have to live with poor reception, or maybe try replacing the antennas. Im still researching a better solution for a wifi card

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I had that error up until I swapped out the Wifi card with a OSX compatible one. You will just have to live with poor reception, or maybe try replacing the antennas. Im still researching a better solution for a wifi card


Did no one try out replacing the antenna? Again, from my earlier post, looking at the teardown it seems like the original antenna is just a wire routed to the "spine" of the notebook.

EDIT: +1 on the App store not working--I haven't even bothered even trying iCloud.

So who wants to do this first:

http://www.insanelym...ed/page__st__20

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Looking at the iFixit tear-down again, replacing the antenna cables may be a good solution. When I looked at this previously, I thought the antenna cables went up into the LCD panel which is glued together and not something I'd want to take apart, however looking at the pictures again, it looks like they just run through the hinge area. I may rip it apart again this weekend ;-)
BTW, I was looking for a U.FL to W.FL adapter yesterday but I could not find such a product.


Are you sure that it is a W.FL connector that is in this laptop?

I was thinking about maybe contacting a company like this:
http://www.rfcoaxcab...e_assembly.html
to maybe custom build a cable that converts the W.FL pigtail into a U.FL pigtail. That way it saves us from taking apart the laptop further..

Did no one try out replacing the antenna? Again, from my earlier post, looking at the teardown it seems like the original antenna is just a wire routed to the "spine" of the notebook.

EDIT: +1 on the App store not working--I haven't even bothered even trying iCloud.

So who wants to do this first:

http://www.insanelym...ed/page__st__20


I am always nervous of taking apart the spine lol so looking at all possible options before resorting to this

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I was thinking about maybe contacting a company like this:
http://www.rfcoaxcab...e_assembly.html
to maybe custom build a cable that converts the W.FL pigtail into a U.FL pigtail. That way it saves us from taking apart the laptop further..
I am always nervous of taking apart the spine lol so looking at all possible options before resorting to this


LOL, notice I'm not the first one to jump in. Although I have a trip overseas in a month, and I REALLY need to get the stuff working.

BTW, I still have to test this, but it may be the SpeedStep was fixed by changing the SMBios to MacBookPro8,1 (I tried MacBookPro8,2) and it seemed to work as well. I took out the SSDT-5.aml when I did the test.

Clover is now on the SSD, which means I don't have to lug around a USB key. I am going to carry a copy of the key AND keep a copy of the EFI partition materials on my Android phone, haha--haven't tried booting from that yet--don't know if it is even possible, but that would be cool.

@nhart12: I was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look at my DSDT and seeing how I can add the patches I need to get HDMI, sound, etc. working. I can apply the patches myself and try to learn something more from this, if you could just "mark-up" the places where they need to go so I can get a better understanding. I enclose:

1. My corrected DSDT (originally extracted from outside of Mac OS X and then I believe I correctly addressed all errors and warnings) (labeled with red).
2. My current DSDT that is actually based on Thomas2111's, I think (labeled with green).
3. The DSDT you posted on the first page (labeled with purple).

I notice my DSDT has some additional components, and I'm not sure what I can take out or even why there should be additional stuff in it--I would have thought yours would have more entries.

Anyway, I found this software for comparing code:

http://sourcegear.com/diffmerge/

Pretty cool...and free. Made comparing the different versions really easy.

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Are you sure that it is a W.FL connector that is in this laptop?

I was thinking about maybe contacting a company like this:
http://www.rfcoaxcab...e_assembly.html
to maybe custom build a cable that converts the W.FL pigtail into a U.FL pigtail. That way it saves us from taking apart the laptop further..

I am always nervous of taking apart the spine lol so looking at all possible options before resorting to this

I'm not sure of the exact connector as I don't have anything to measure it with to compare to the datasheets :) However, on the weekend I cannibalized on old Dell laptop for its wifi antenna's, removed the stock UX32VD antenna assembly and hacked the Dell wires into place. Interesting find is that in the stock UX32VD connectors, both the pin and shield are connected to the body whereas the Dell cables isolated the two paths. I carefully stripped the Dell cables and connected just the inner conductor to the body. I have my cheap Dell DW1510 working in Windows 8/Unbuntu but I haven't got OSX re-installed yet as current Clover configuration isn't booting the installer now. Working on this next...





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