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  1. I use a fusion drive. Do you know if there's another version of the BIOS planned, or when it might be out, and whether it will address this? Thanks.
  2. Thanks, yes I did miss it from before. OK. I can do 1. and 2. Is the boot entry fix the "boot 0" one? Is that what I would search for? And also, where is the Ozmosis topic? Sorry - I only ever found this thread discussing QUO, did not know there was an Ozmosis one also. Thanks.
  3. Thank you! That's exactly what I needed (although I had to google to find out what an "ATX Power switch" was... . Now. Back to my regularly scheduled problem. I reset the BIOS as per above, then ran Q-Flash again, installing the 1479 ROM and setting the BIOS to defaults. The same problem appeared - it boots to a black screen and that's it. No appearance of the QUO splash screen or anything. No getting to the settings by holding down DEL or END. So I reset the BIOS again. This time I rolled it back to the 894 ROM and it boots fine to Mac OS Yosemite as before. I then did a checksum test on the ROM to make sure it wasn't corrupted or anything, and it passed md5 and sha1 no problem. Just in case I'd done something wrong the first time (not beyond the realm...) I did it again and 1479 still only boots to a black screen. I'd like to get the latest ROM to work for reasons of sound. Any ideas what to try next? Thanks!
  4. *sigh* I used Q-Flash to update the BIOS to the latest rev, and bricked my board. It does not boot, and I cannot get to the settings screen. I have reset the CMOS and even removed and replaced the motherboard battery. Nothing - I just get a black screen. I don't know what to do next. Any suggestions? I don't even know how to phrase a query for google on this one.
  5. Thanks! [later] Whoa! A lot has changed since I built my QUO. Can I just do a vanilla install of the BIOS (specs in sig) and expect everything to work? Or do I need to mess with Defaults.plist? I'm hoping for minimum downtime, since this is a production machine. Cheers!
  6. Thanks. As I write the site is unavailable for "technical reasons". I'll try again later. In the meantime, do you happen to know the name of the latest version of the BIOS so I know what I'm looking for? Thanks.
  7. Ah... I'm using whatever the BIOS was before the reinstall - ¿ something 828 ? or 838? Where would I find the latest BIOS? TIA
  8. Hi. I've recently done a clean install of Yosemite on my QUO mb. I'm wondering if there's a new version of the QUO Audio Update.pkg? The one I have only goes up to 10.9. I had audio working before, but that was on a 10.9 install that got migrated to 10.10 and audio kept on working. I can't figure out how to get it to work from a clean 10.10 install.
  9. Has If you don't mind, can you explain your reason for wanting to go back to iMac13,2? What do you have it set at now? Did you have problems running as iMac 13,2? I'm asking because I can't get AirDrop working, and I think it might be because mine is set to MacPro3,1, which is considered too old to be able to AirDrop.
  10. Hmm. I just tried Bluetoothing to my iPhone and it didn't work for me either. I don't know if that's something new (i.e. since I installed Yosemite). I do recall being able to use my iPhone hotspot, but maybe I connected by WiFi and not Bluetooth. The BT pref pane says "Connected" but when I try to send a png to it I get "The device does not have the necessary services," whatever that means, then reverts to Not Connected.
  11. @toastie & @baldy_man I guess the first thing for me to find out is if someone else on this board has iPhone <-> Mac AOS AirDrop working while the device ID is MacPro3,1. Can anyone confirm that? If that is the case then that tells me something - that maybe I don't have to change my device ID and need to look elsewhere for the problem. @toastie I'm using the Iogear GBU521 and iPhone 5 also. It works for me. I'm using it with a BT trackpad, and I've tethered to my iPhone when I forgot to pay my cable bill and Internet got cut off. See below for SysRep including trackpad and iPhone. I don't believe it's a hardware thing. My belief is that some software routine checks the device ID and say, "Oh, it's a MacPro3,1 from March 2009, it's too old to support AirDrop, therefore I will disable it" so that's why I'm asking if anyone else has changed the device ID from the default MacPro3,1 to something newer. The Apple Support page at http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6510 says the requirement is for "Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)" I can see where that could be a problem even though my AOS identifies as having AirPort Extreme and supporting AirDrop (I'm using the TP-LINK TL-WDN4800). Here's what the SysRep says about wireless (note "AirDrop: Supported"): Interfaces: en1: Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x3112) Firmware Version: Atheros 9380: MAC Address: --snip-- Locale: Unknown Country Code: Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64 Wake On Wireless: Supported AirDrop: Supported Status: Connected And here's what it says about Bluetooth (including trackpad and iPhone): Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 4.3.0f10 14890 Hardware, Features, and Settings: Name: Mac Pro Address: --snip-- 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: Off 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 Desktop Composite Class Of Device: 0x380104 Device Class (Major): 0x01 Device Class (Minor): 0x01 Service Class: 0x1C0 Auto Seek Keyboard: On Devices (Paired, Configured, etc.): Trackpad: Address: --snip-- Major Type: Peripheral Minor Type: Trackpad Services: Apple Wireless Trackpad Paired: Yes Configured: Yes Connected: Yes Manufacturer: Apple (0x3, 0x31C) Battery Level: 25% Firmware Version: 0x0160 Vendor ID: 0x05AC Product ID: 0x030E Class of Device: 0x05 0x25 0x2594 AFH: On AFH Map: 00000F0FFFFFF7F RSSI: -75 Role: Master Connection Mode: Sniff Mode Interval: 11.25 ms Host Connectable: Yes EDR Supported: No eSCO Supported: No SSP Supported: No iPhone: Address: --snip-- Major Type: Phone Minor Type: Smartphone Services: PAN Network Access Profile, AVRCP Device, Handsfree Gateway, Audio Source, Wireless iAP, MAP MAS-iOS, AVRCP Device, Phonebook Paired: Yes Configured: Yes Connected: No Manufacturer: Broadcom (0x7, 0x410D) Firmware Version: 0x0700 Vendor ID: 0x05AC Product ID: 0x12A8 Class of Device: 0x02 0x03 0x7A020C EDR Supported: Yes eSCO Supported: Yes SSP Supported: Yes Services: Bluetooth File Transfer: When receiving items: Accept all without warning State: Disabled Bluetooth File Exchange: When other items are accepted: Save to location When receiving items: Accept all without warning State: Disabled Bluetooth Internet Sharing: State: Disabled Incoming Serial Ports: Bluetooth-Incoming-Port: RFCOMM Channel: 3 Requires Authentication: No Outgoing Serial Ports: iPhone-WirelessiAP: Address: RFCOMM Channel: 1 Requires Authentication: No Bluetooth-Modem: Address: RFCOMM Channel: 0 Requires Authentication: No
  12. I took the iPhone to a Mac store to test it, and AirDrop works. The AOS hardware is new enough for this to work also, so it must be software - the Mac Pro 3,1 is considered Early 2008 and so will not work. Has anyone used a newer device ID succesfully? And if so, which one and how? Thanks.
  13. Computer-to-computer is not the problem: computer-to-iPhone is the problem. That's one of the marquee features of the iOS 8 / Yosemite combinations. Previously AirDrop was confined to computer-to-computer OR iPhone-to-iPhone. Now you're supposed to be able to do computer-to-iPhone and I was really looking forward to it because I'm tired of having to email single images to myself just to get them off the phone and onto the computer without having to do a full USB sync. Computer-to-computer works. Computer-to-iPhone doesn't. I've got the same Mac 3,1 ID and motherboard, I'm running OS 10.10, and my iPhone 5 has iOS 8.1. The USB dongle has a Broadcom 20702A3 chip, firmware v14 c4096. Hmm. This is what the System Report shows: Services: Bluetooth File Transfer: When receiving items: Accept all without warning State: Disabled Bluetooth File Exchange: When other items are accepted: Save to location When receiving items: Accept all without warning State: Disabled Is the `State: Disabled` normal? What does yours show? I've got Bluetooth turned on, and I'm using a bluetooth trackpad with it, so I know it's working, and all advanced options are turned on in the SysPrefs Bluetooth pane. Do you have an iPhone? Can you test whether it works with your rig?
  14. Hi. I was one of the lucky ones that got my board early, and I've been running it as my primary machine for months now. I recently upgraded the OS to Yosemite for, amongst other things, the ability to use AirDrop, but I've had no luck with that. Today MacRumors had an article on it, http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/29/how-to-share-files-mac-ios-airdrop/ and I noticed that Apple requires a Mac that is 2012 or newer to support AirDrop. In the About This Mac panel my AOS identifies itself as a Mac Pro (Early2008) which is probably why it doesn't work. Can this safely be changed?
  15. Did an update in place. Backed everything up first (Carbon Copy Cloner - now has a new version for Yosemite, but Mavericks version worked for backup). Downloaded and ran Yosemite update. It told me I didn't have enough room in my Core Storage and to retry. I did. No problem second time. Everything that worked before still works, including audio. Simple. Don't forget to back up first though, as always. Oh, 894M ROM, Core i7 o/c to 4.1 Ghz, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770 4GB, 3TB fusion boot drive.