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darren cox

darren cox

Member Since 04 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 24 2013 09:58 PM
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In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

11 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

@Imac_2009 - Thanks for the compiled Kext - I tried but was having issues installing - yours works great! EDIT - Scratch that my volume keys aren't working anymore?!

@Doix - Have tried the new DSDT - seems better than before - USB3 working much more reliably now as well - iPhone still doesnt work in them but drives/usb sticks seem quicker to mount and my USB3 HDD runs full speed
Thank you for that!

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

09 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

@doix sure no problem!

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

09 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

@DoiX - Now theres a question! I know I chose the 'disable nvidia' option that removes the kexts to stop them loading, bootloader was as normal didnt have DSDT/SSDt at first, since added SSDT for speedstep, used their audio kext (Voodoohda 2.7.2 I think - have since changed back to your pack/DSDT to get it labeled right) USB3 kext (PCXHD - 1.0.10 I think is installed) don't think there was anything else of note - bar PS2 kexts etc. It wasn't anything special I chose as I'm not that clever ha ha. Only thing weird is it seems to like graphics enabler but haven't noticed anything different from having it disabled. Did have to use the EFI/Device string from your pack to get the FullHD display correct.
System mostly works at that point, like I said USB3 is flawless at that point, but sleep/restart are dodgy and bluetooth isn't found - I assume this is USB related oddly) Using your DSDT improves battery life due to the powered down Nvidia, and I guess you did something about USB as bluetooth is detected - but the USB3 ports are a bit tempermental again.

I did try compiling a DSDT myself, but got hopelessly lost ran into errors!

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

07 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

@Doix I just installed a fresh iAtkos ML2 and was pleased that more or less everything worked without the DSDT, no idea how or why but the other thing I noticed was the USB3 ports are flawless!
I added your latest DSDT to completly disable the nvidia card, and the USB3 are back to being iffy... However sleep and restart work (Which didnt without the DSDT...) also the fn+f4/5 works for brightness

I have tried versions from before the nvidia off but restart and sleep stop as do the brightness keys.

Any chance of a up to date DSDT without anything USB related - I wouldnt know where to start myself!

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

29 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Well I was just good and bought Windows 8 (windowsupgradeoffer.com works - no proof of purchase needed and it costs £15 in UK for 8 pro)
Installed on the spare HDD. Lasted 2 hours and I've swapped drives back to good old OSX. I'll keep it on the drive in the caddy to play Guild wars and WOW but can't see the appeal right now especially on a non-touch device...

Install for Win 8 is trouble free BTW if anyone is going to test it out!
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