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In Topic: [GUIDE] Making a DSDT.aml for Dell XPS M1330, XPS M1530, and XPS M1730

14 November 2014 - 03:16 PM

Hi Guys and Gals,


It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been avidly reading the digest of your posts in my email as rapidly as they come in, and it makes me want to double check my nVidia drivers to see which ones I'm using.  If I can get the GPU switching to happen I'll be happy. EDIT: I checked, and I can't use the web drivers with my 8600M GT, but my GPU seems to be switching.  More on that later.


However, this post is not so much related to that.  I've been closely watching the Yosemite updates, and i remember originally there was an update that had handoff in the general settings.  I just finished installing the last GM candidate (3.0) and that setting is nowhere to be found.  I did a little research, and according to what I've read, the bluetooth chip I'm using should be able to support handoff (Broadcomm, BT4.0, etc.)  Under System Information > Hardware > Bluetooth if LMP Version is 0x6 or higher, we should be good.  My LMP Version is 0x6, but higher up on the list of parameters is another that says Handoff Supported: No.  I'm using an IOGear GBU521 (uses a Broadcomm chip), which absolutely supports BT 4.0, so the only thing I can think of is it must be something about the way the hardware is being reported to OSX.  Any thoughts here?  Maybe a way to use Clover to tell OS X that handoff actually is supported?  Or perhaps it needs a patched kext.  Bluetooth in general worked pretty well (with the exception of the odd missing gestures from my Magic Trackpad I mentioned a few posts back), but maybe there's just something about that device that OS X doesn't like.  Anyway, I thought I'd throw this against the wall and see what sticks.


Here's the info from System Information:


Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes

  Handoff Supported: No

  Instant Hotspot Supported: No

  Manufacturer: Broadcom

  Transport: USB

  Chipset: 20702A3

  Firmware Version: v14 c4096

  Bluetooth Power: On

  Discoverable: On

  Connectable: Yes

  Auto Seek Pointing: On

  Remote wake: On

  Vendor ID: 0x0A5C

  Product ID: 0x21E8

  HCI Version: 0x6

  HCI Revision: 0x1000

  LMP Version: 0x6

  LMP Subversion: 0x220E

  Device Type (Major): Computer

  Device Type (Complete): Mac Portable

  Composite Class Of Device: 0x38010C

  Device Class (Major): 0x01

  Device Class (Minor): 0x03

  Service Class: 0x1C0


Pardon my ignorance, but based on what I've read on this subject thus war, I was under the impression that the new OS X 10.10 Handoff feature is supported exclusively on the internal/builtin bluetooth 4.0 devices.

In Topic: New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

03 November 2014 - 01:32 PM

Update re: NVIDIA drivers and 650 Ti.


I keep getting a prompt from the NVIDIA control panel about CUDA driver "update required."

This apparently is a known issue amongst the Mac Pro community using NVIDIA drivers, and are awaiting another CUDA driver update.


When I revert back to OS X graphics drivers, I keep getting the same panic/error on startup/shutdown, so I will keep it on the NVIDIA driver for now, despite the annoying update prompt.  [when reverting back to NVIDIA driver it seems to require 2-3 attempts/reboots...]


According to fantomas1for those who have the last nvidia web driver (this also concerns the previous releases)

and have the 'CUDA Driver update required' message with the last CUDA 6.5.18 driver version, here's the fix:


Go to /Library/Frameworks/CUDA.framework/Versions/A/Resources then open Info.plist.


Find <key>NVDAResmanVersions</key> and add this:




In Topic: Chameleon 2.3svn Official PKG Installer & Binaries

25 October 2014 - 09:35 AM

I have complete my post Installation on My HP Probook 4530s  with your chameleon

Nothings wrong, all is Perfect  :)  Thanks !

How to compile ? The compiled have an error with xcode 



In Topic: New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

25 October 2014 - 09:31 AM

not a good idea to post links to tony mac


True, except that particular article is one of the best on the subject of the late iMessage woes.  :D It is also not written by the ever dreadful tony mac.  :thumbsup_anim:

In Topic: [GUIDE] Making a DSDT.aml for Dell XPS M1330, XPS M1530, and XPS M1730

17 October 2014 - 05:07 PM

So guys,


Long time, Yosemite party over weekend ?  :wink_anim:


Only if the Sleep functionality is somewhat viable on my XPS M1530 which is probably not the case under the OS 10.10.

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