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kernel_task issue on Yosemite

29 September 2017 - 03:57 PM

I've discovered that my Yosemite Hack has the kernel_task issue - the process runs at around 100% all of the time. This issue is documented around the Web and at the Apple forums but it seems to affect users differently. Some have found solutions removing kexts, some have discovered issues with their video cables, while others have simply cleaned their fans to solve the issue. I've tried several of the fixes I found on the Web but I still don't have a solution. I've deleted the associated ACPI_SMC plist as well as the PlatformShim kext and the Metadata plist, I've reset the PRAM, I've run sync and purge, I've repaired permissions, and I've rebooted several times but I'm still seeing high kernel_task numbers. So I'm hoping that someone here has found a solution that works for me.  

Nominal percentages for Activity Monitor

28 September 2017 - 10:28 PM

I've been watching the activity Monitor to see how my new install of Yosemite is doing, and I was wondering what the average CPU usage percentage for both System and User is. Even at idle my System runs between 25% and 35%. User is much lower, at rest well below 10%. System seems high but I'm more familiar with Windows so maybe it's normal. Does anyone know if these figures are good/bad/great/sucky? 

Lost Mountain Lion with recent 10.10/Clover install

27 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

Sorry dupicate    :blush:

Yosemite can't boot without USB

27 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

I just installed Yosemite with Clover using a guide by a guy named rampage. It worked well and Yosemite works great, but it will only boot when I have the install USB plugged in. When I unplug the USB Yosemite gets stuck at the infamous Bluetooth error. Sounds to me like there is something - maybe video related - on the USB stick that didn't get moved to the OS drive but I'm not sure what that is. Does anyone know where to point me on this one?

Lost ML - dual boot Clover?

27 September 2017 - 07:04 AM

I wasn't sure which forum to use but since it's mainly about Mountain Lion, here goes...


I have been using an ML Hackintosh for years and finally decided to set up Yosemite. I split the drive so I could install Yosemite in a new partition and still keep ML. I used Clover and the install went well, I'm using Yosemite right now. But when I reboot to use ML I have a problem - I didn't think ahead that Clover would be configured for Yosemite and not ML. Also, I was using Chameleon as a boot loader, which was configured for ML, but I obviously wiped that out when I installed Clover. So now when I try to start ML it gets stuck at "RTC: only sing..." and that's all I get. I can access the ML partition from Yosemite so I haven't lost any data, but I'd like it get a boot loader configured for dual booting. I don't know if Clover can do this - it seems like I'd need to set up an additional EFI partition for ML's use so maybe some of you Hack gurus and direct me on this.


Also, Clover's boot loader screen is butt ugly! Are there themes or different backgrounds that can be used?

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