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  1. Clevo w870cu weird monitor issue

    I haven't had any luck either. I suspect it may be an actual incompatibility issue. It's a shame because everything else in my laptop works just fine. In my findings I found that years ago, lots of folks' HDMI stopped working with the exact same symptoms we had during the update from 10.6.1 to 10.6.2. The issue was more prone to reveal itself with HDMI monitors connected to HDMI, while most people using DVI monitors connected to HDMI via an adapter had their systems working fine. There were exceptions to both setups though. It didn't seem to matter if DSDT injection or EFI strings were used. They guessed that the problem was due to HDCP that Apple had started implementing with 10.6.2, especially since folks with monitors that didn't support HDCP had their systems working properly. They never found an actual solution other than using a couple 16.0.1 kexts (NVDAResman and NVDANV50Hal) in their new installation, though it didn't work for everyone. I did get my hands on a 10.6.1 installation where I pulled those kexts from in order to try them withYosemite; it was a long shot, and my system did not work at all. Honestly I kinda gave up on finding a solution too, as I am out of ideas. I'll be getting an actual MBP in a couple months to replace my old laptop, so I'll have to live with it until then.
  2. Clevo w870cu weird monitor issue

    Hi yioulas, did you figure it out? I have the exact same problem you do, though my laptop has entirely different specs and different graphics (8400M GS). This laptop has 3 outputs: VGA, HDMI, S-Video. VGA works fine (I can even make it my primary display and disable LVDS entirely), S-Video was never tested, HDMI won't work. Exact same symptoms you have. The difference between us is that I do all my injection via DSDT, not bootloaders. Symptoms persist with both Clover and Enoch Chameleon, in both Yosemite and El Capitan. I also get the same change in symptoms you do when messing with the NVCAP. Any progress?
  3. OS X itself does perform an OS restart, it's the laptop that doesn't cycle power. It goes to the point everything is off but it hangs there with lights on and a black screen, instead of resetting. Sleep started working naturally after working the DSDT. My DSDT has not had the common shutdown patch applied; it's a workaround and not a proper solution. While it would indeed fix the shutdown problem, the laptop would be unable to sleep. You can search my profile for my guide, it has all the important DSDT modifications I made listed.
  4. Help - HP DV3000 series

    Oh you have an IDT. Well iFIRE's suggestion of using VoodooHDA.kext is probably the best course of action. Hopefully this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/31198-system-clock-does-not-have-the-correct-time-try-this/ will help you with the time issue. Out of curiosity, is your laptop able to shutdown and restart properly?
  5. Best distribution for Acer Aspire 5920g ?

    Well, the first problem you have is not knowing if the problem is compatibility between OS X and your laptop, or if there's something wrong with the distribution you're trying. A first good step would be trying a Vanilla OS X install not only in order to rule out a distribution problem, but also because most people around here will probably not be able to help you with distros.
  6. Help - HP DV3000 series

    Hello fellow Pavilion DV user! According to your laptop's specifications (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01456505&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3708587) it seems that most of your hardware matches mine (see my signature). I have made a guide for it ( http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/294490-guide-mac-os-x-109-mavericks-on-hp-pavilion-dv6700-series/ ) that you can follow or pick fixes from, there are also working kexts attached to the post in question. You can see what is confirmed as working, not working and not tested near the beginning of the post. You can also get the battery information fully working by following this guide by gsly: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/264597-hp-dvx-acpi-3x4x-battery-driver-106107/ . About the WiFi card, if you're feeling adventurous, there are BIOSes online with the whitelist removed. However, as I'm sure you know, flashing an improper BIOS to your laptop could brick it, so you're pretty much on your own here. What is the exact problem you're having with time?
  7. Mavericks 10.9.1

    Update went smooth as butter with the laptop in my signature. Only had to re-install AppleHDA.kext as expected.
  8. Asus G75VX help me understand DSDT Device names

    After digging through it unsuccessfully with a hex editor, I ended up just using NVCAP Maker. I'm still interested in finding out how to get to it manually though.
  9. Preface: While lurking the hackintosh forums, I've noticed quite a few posts about Mountain Lion on the old dv6700 but none about Mavericks. I'm not sure if that's simply because no one cares about these old laptops anymore since they're old and weak, or if all dv6700 space heaters went belly up. Anyway, as a thank you to the community here is a guide on how to successfully install and configure Mavericks in a HP Pavilion dv6700 Series, more exactly a dv6830es. DV6830es System Specifications: CPU: Core 2 Duo T5500 1.83Ghz RAM: Samsung 4GB DDR2 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256MB HDD: Seagate Thin 500GB SSHD Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio (ALC268) Ethernet: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI-E WiFi: Atheros AR5B97 (9287) Card Reader: Ricoh 5-in-1 Bluetooth: HP (internal) Camera: HP/Foxlink (internal) Biometrics: Authentec (internal) Misc: IR HP Remote Control Note 1: Bluetooth, Camera and Fingerprint Sensor (Biometrics) did not came with this specific laptop. However, they're OEM and bundled with other dv6700 models. Note 2: The Atheros WiFi card is not stock nor OEM, it was also a later adition thanks to a modded BIOS (no WiFi whitelist/blacklist). Either way, stock dv6700 will probably have either the Broadcom BCM94311MCAG or BCM94312MCG. The former should work out of the box while the latter will probably require a IONetworkingFamily plugin. Both Broadcom cards were previously tested with Mountain Lion. This laptop came with the latter rev GP3. Working: Most hardware including (but not limited to) proper shutdown, sleep, auto-sleep, closing lid to sleep, speedstep (both cpu and gpu), graphics with QE/CI, SD cards, IR Remote Control, Ethernet, Wifi, Bluetooth, Battery Information, Brightness Control (via BIOS, not OS X), App Store, etc. Not working: Restart, NumLock led and audio after sleep. However, audio can be re-activated by re-loading AppleHDA.kext. Not tested: External monitors and HDMI (both video and audio). Fingerprint reader (it's detected though). Non-SD memory cards. DVD Burning. Tools you need (for now): myHack (3.3.1 used in this guide): http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide/ Chameleon Bootloader (v2.2svn r2269 used in this guide): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/59-chameleon-22-svn/ Kext Utility (2.5.1 used in this guide): http://www.osx86.net/files/file/3640-kext-utility-for-mavericks/ MaciASL (1.3 used in this guide): http://sourceforge.net/projects/maciasl/ Chameleon Wizard (4.2.3 used in this guide): http://www.osx86.net/files/file/3584-chameleon-wizard/ Kexts you need (for now): FakeSMC.kext (w/Haswell CPU Sensor used): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/107-fakesmc-w-haswell-cpu-sensor-for-1089/ VoodooPS2Controller.kext (2013-1205 used): https://code.google.com/p/os-x-voodoo-ps2-controller/downloads/list -------------------- Preparing USB Installer Using an existing OS X system, download OS X Mavericks from the App Store. Still within OS X, prepare the USB drive using the myHack method. Open Disk Utility and create a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition. Make sure the Partition Map Scheme (Options) is set to Master Boot Record. Run myHack and create a OS X 10.9 installer following myHack’s guide. Click “No” when prompted “Would you like to patch installer for MBR support?” Choose “Use Generic One” when prompted “Do you want to use the generic Extra that comes with myHack or specify your own?” When myHack finishes its job, do not remove the flash drive yet. Open the flash drive’s /System/Library/Extensions and copy all NVDA* kexts to another location, either another flash drive or a folder at the root of the USB; you’ll need them later to setup the graphics. For now, delete them from the USB /System/Library/Extensions/. This will get you to the installation screen. -------------------- Installing OS X Mavericks Restart your laptop and boot from the USB (either change the boot order in the BIOS or press F9 during the BIOS post to select the drive/flash disk). No flags should be needed. It’ll take a bit to get to the installer screen, be patient. When the message “To pair a Bluetooth Keyboard, turn it on and wait for your computer to connect to it.” appears, don’t panic. Pressing random spots of your keyboard with the palm of your hand should get you past that message. The bigger the number of keys you press, the better. In the “Install OS X” screen, go to Utilities > Disk Utility. Partition your hard drive as you see fit. The OS X partition should be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and the Partition Map Scheme (Options) should be set as GUID Partition Table. If you’ll be dual-booting, it’s a good idea to create your needed partitions here as to avoid misalignment in partitions due to a mixed GPT/MBR hard drive; it’ll save you some headaches later on. Example: I’ll be triple-booting OS X, Windows and Linux, so I created a 350.2GB HFS+ partition for OSX, a 122.2GBFAT partition for Windows, and another FAT partition in the remaining 27.23GB for Linux. Once you are done with the partitioning, you can close Disk Utility and proceed with the OS X installation. Near the end of the installation, myHack will pop up with some questions. Choose “Use Generic One” when prompted “Do you want to use the generic Extra that comes with myHack or specify your own?” Click “No” when prompted if you want to remove ApplePolicyControl.kext, AppleTyMCEDriver.kext and AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext. Upon the installer’s Restart, boot from the Flash Drive again (you don’t have a boot loader installed yet) but this time select your new OS X partition in the boot loader’s menu. Finish the installation. When you’re done, do NOT reboot yet. -------------------- Post Install Essentials Note: If you’re using a USB mouse, the USB port near the power jack may not work very weel for now. In that case, use one of the other two USB ports, they should be working properly. Install the Chameleon boot loader Install FakeSMC.kext and VoodooPS2Controller.kext Using Chameleon Wizard, create a “MacBookPro (5.1) - Core 2 Duo” SMBios. Save it to /Extra. Using Chameleon Wizard, set /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist flags to match the ones on the following image. Alternatively, you can edit it with TextEdit to match the following code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-f</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>RestartFix</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> </dict> </plist> At this point you can remove the folder Extensions from /Extra, it will not be needed. Delete also myHack.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/ . Run Kext Utility and let it do its job. When it finishes, you can remove myHack’s USB installer and shutdown/restart the system. It should be able to boot by itself by now! General DSDT Fixing and Patching Note: You can use any ASL/DSDT editor you want, personally I like MaciASL. As usual, you should start with a clean DSDT extracted using either Windows or Linux. You can use AIDA64 to extract DSDT’s with Windows. As a last resort you can use MaciASL to extract the DSDT from OS X, but it is NOT recommended. Add this DTGP method under the _WAK method: Method (DTGP, 5, NotSerialized) { If (LEqual (Arg0, Buffer (0x10) { /* 0000 */ 0xC6, 0xB7, 0xB5, 0xA0, 0x18, 0x13, 0x1C, 0x44, /* 0008 */ 0xB0, 0xC9, 0xFE, 0x69, 0x5E, 0xAF, 0x94, 0x9B })) { If (LEqual (Arg1, One)) { If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Store (Buffer (One) { 0x03 }, Arg4) Return (One) } If (LEqual (Arg2, One)) { Return (One) } } } Store (Buffer (One) { 0x00 }, Arg4) Return (Zero) } -------------------- Under “\_SB.PCI0”, change USB1, USB3, USB4, USB5 devices’ names to UHC1, UHC3, UHC4, UHC5 respectively. As an example, this: Device (USB1) { Name (_ADR, 0x001D0000) Method (_S3D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } Method (_S4D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } } Needs to turn into this: Device (UHC1) { Name (_ADR, 0x001D0000) Method (_S3D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } Method (_S4D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } } Now add the missing Device UHC2 just below UHC1: Device (UHC2) { Name (_ADR, 0x001D0001) Method (_S3D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } Method (_S4D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (0x02) } } -------------------- Under "\_SB.PCI0.LPCB”, Device RTC remove IRQNoFlags from _CRS. Also, change the fourth parameter of IO to 0x02. So, this: Device (RTC) { Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0B00")) Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () { IO (Decode16, 0x0070, // Range Minimum 0x0070, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x08, // Length ) IRQNoFlags () {8} }) } Turns into this: Device (RTC) { Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0B00")) Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () { IO (Decode16, 0x0070, // Range Minimum 0x0070, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x02, // Length - Changed to 0x02 ) }) } -------------------- Still under “\_SB.PCI0.LPCB” Remove IRQNoFlags also from Devices IPIC and TMR. Don’t touch the IO in these two. -------------------- Still under “\_SB.PCI0.LPCB”, HPET Device, add IRQNoFlags to BUF0 Name. So this: Name (BUF0, ResourceTemplate () { Memory32Fixed (ReadOnly, 0xFED00000, // Address Base 0x00000400, // Address Length _Y14) }) Turns into this: Name (BUF0, ResourceTemplate () { Memory32Fixed (ReadOnly, 0xFED00000, // Address Base 0x00000400, // Address Length _Y14) IRQNoFlags () {0} IRQNoFlags () {8} }) Ethernet We’ll inject the Ethernet card info via DSDT. Add the following _DSM Method to “\_SB.PCI0.RP06.PXPX” Device: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0C) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "location", Buffer (0x02) { "1" }, "network-type", Buffer (0x09) { "ethernet" }, "revision-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x05, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "model", Buffer (0x2A) { "Realtek RTL8101E Fast Ethernet Controller" }, "name", Buffer (0x2A) { "Realtek RTL8101E Fast Ethernet Controller" } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } As an example, my full PXSX device now looks like this: Device (PXSX) { Name (_ADR, Zero) Method (_STA, 0, NotSerialized) { If (PDSX) { Return (0x0F) } Else { Return (Zero) } } Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) { 0x09, 0x04 }) Method (_PSW, 1, NotSerialized) { Store (Arg0, WOL5) } // Ethernet Injection Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0C) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "location", Buffer (0x02) { "1" }, "network-type", Buffer (0x09) { "ethernet" }, "revision-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x05, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "model", Buffer (0x2A) { "Realtek RTL8101E Fast Ethernet Controller" }, "name", Buffer (0x2A) { "Realtek RTL8101E Fast Ethernet Controller" } /*"name", Buffer (0x09) { "ethernet" }*/ }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } Now install the provided IONetworkingFamily.kext. After a reboot, the Ethernet Card should be up and running. -------------------- Wifi Now to get the WiFi working. For this Atheros card the DSDT injection alone does the job. Add the following _PRW Name and _DSM Method to the “\_SB.PCI0.RP01.PXSX” device: Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) { 0x09, 0x04 }) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0E) { "name", "pci168c,30", "device-id", Unicode ("0"), "IOName", "pci168c,30", "revision-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "subsystem-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x9F, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "subsystem-vendor-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x6B, 0x10, 0x00, 0x00 }, "vendor-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x8C, 0x16, 0x00, 0x00 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } At this point we already have both Ethernet and Wifi, so we’ll reset the network interfaces for good measure. Open a terminal and type: sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist -------------------- Audio We’ll inject Audio via DSDT now. This replaces the common HDAEnabler.kext. Add the following _DSM Method to the “\_SB.PCI0.HDEF” device: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x08) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "hda-gfx", Buffer (0x0A) { "onboard-1" }, "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (Zero) {} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } As an example, my full HDEF device now looks like this: Device (HDEF) { Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000) OperationRegion (HDAR, PCI_Config, 0x4C, 0x10) Field (HDAR, WordAcc, NoLock, Preserve) { DCKA, 1, Offset (0x01), DCKM, 1, , 6, DCKS, 1, Offset (0x08), , 15, PMES, 1 } // Inject sound chip config Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x08) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "hda-gfx", Buffer (0x0A) { "onboard-1" }, "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (Zero) {} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } Finally install the provided AppleHDA.kext. After a reboot, the audio should be working. -------------------- Card Reader Install VoodooSDHC.kext. That's it, no DSDT edits. Graphics This is one of the main reasons I decided to make this guide. When I first tried to install Mavericks on this laptop, I could not reach the installation screen. I’d get the Apple logo with the spinning gray wheel, then the screen would flicker, then another gray screen (without the logo) with the spinning gray wheel again. It would not move from there. No boot flags where helping and booting with -v didn’t yield any useful messages. The problem was eventually traced to the graphics, hence why removing the NV* kexts allowed us to do the installation and boot the system. Although I was already injecting graphics info via DSDT, turns out my NVCAP (commonly found around the forums) was wrong. Temporarily, removing all “@1” from the DSDT allowed me to get to the desktop. Eventually I dumped the VBIOS using AIDA64 and extracted this laptop’s NVCAP from it. That being said, it’s time to fix the graphics it with proper DSDT injection and get QE/CI. Again, if this fails to you, NVCAP may be the issue. Try removing all “@1” from the DSDT injection (and never boot with GraphicsEnabler=Yes). -------------------- Add this _DSM Method to the VGA Device under “\_SB.PCI0.PEGP”: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x1C) { "@0,built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "@0,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@0,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@0,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-A" }, "@1,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@1,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@1,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-B" }, "NVCAP", Buffer (0x18) { // Extracted from VGA BIOS /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x02, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "NVPM", Buffer (0x20) { /* 0000 */ 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0018 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "VRAM,totalsize", Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x0D) { "NVDA,Parent" }, "model", Buffer (0x18) { "Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS" }, "rom-revision", Buffer (0x26) { "nVidia GeForce 8400M GS OpenGL Engine" }, "reg", Buffer (0x78) { /* 0000 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0018 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0020 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, /* 0028 */ 0x14, 0x00, 0x01, 0x42, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0030 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0038 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x1C, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0040 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0048 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, /* 0050 */ 0x24, 0x00, 0x01, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0058 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0060 */ 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x30, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0068 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0070 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x00 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } Before installing the previously removed NV* kexts, it’s better to test if the injection is working. Shutdown the laptop and boot again. Click the Apple logo, “About This Mac“, then “More Info…” If it shows up “Graphics Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB” then we’re good to go. Install the NV* kexts you saved (and deleted) from myHack’s USB. (In case you forgot to save them, I've attached them to this post). Shutdown, boot again. We should now have proper graphics with QE/CI enabled! To fix the purple colors, go to System Preferences, Displays, Color tab, choose Generic RGB Profile. -------------------- Battery Information This one is a bit messy and long. Follow this tutorial here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/264597-hp-dvx-acpi-3x4x-battery-driver-106107/ Kexts.zip NVDA.zip
  10. Are you connecting the monitor using VGA? Have you tried connecting with *DVI?
  11. Asus G75VX help me understand DSDT Device names

    If I'm not mistaken, those are the methods for the various monitor devices you can connect to the laptop. LCDD should be your laptop's panel. My laptop only has one graphics card but the reason NVDAResman was causing issues was due to an incorrect NVCAP in the DSDT injection. Ended up having to extract the proper one from a VBIOS dump made with AIDA64 in Windows. Removing all references to Display 1 (@1,...) in the DSDT injection also allowed me to boot to the desktop with the incorrect NVCAP.
  12. When I press restart the computer goes through the usual shutdown process, however it does not fully turn off. The screen does go black, power light and fans keep running. Pressing the caps lock key does turn it on and off. Shutdown and sleep work properly. I should probably point out that this problem already existed with Mountain Lion. What I've tried: Chameleon's RestartFix; DSDT Shutdown Fix; EvOReboot & OpenHaltRestart kexts. Any ideas?
  13. My first OS X install (10.8.2 ML) was one week ago on my laptop (HP dv6830). To be honest, I'm still shocked about how well it worked out of the box. Sure I had no audio, no wifi, it didn't shutdown/sleep/restart, keyboard and touchpad only worked thanks to embedded kexts, but dammit, it worked pretty well! In a 5 year old laptop. One week later, I'm on Mavericks with a 90% functional undervolted laptop and only have a couple issues that I don't think I'll be able to fix. So, I'm probably not the best person to answer, but I guess it's a bit relative. Luck may play a role and the person's technical ability will also contribute to the "easiness/hardness".
  14. 9200m GS and ML

    System Preferences > Displays. Click on the Color tab and select "Generic RGB Profile".
  15. Update I was able to successfully boot Mavericks using the laptop's internal LCD display, with QE/CI, without disabling the second display from the DSDT. Turns out (obviously) that the problem is the NVCAP string. Ideally I wanted to extract the graphic card's ROM and look for the correct NVCAP, but unfortunately tools such as NVFLASH are unable to do it in my laptop. I resorted to searching 8400 GS strings online and try them out and ended up finding the (possibly) correct one. Unfortunately I don't have any external displays around, so I can't test if they work and/or what modifications are needed to the DSDT to get them to work. I do have a slight suspicion that the S-Vido may not be working. So. The working NVCAP for the DSDT is: /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x02, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 For those of you using other string injection methods, in Base64: BAAAAAAAAQACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA= Here's my current _DSM method under the VGA device (PCI0>PEGP): Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // Device Specific Method { Store (Package (0x1C) { "@0,built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "@0,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@0,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@0,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-A" }, "@1,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@1,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@1,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-B" }, "NVCAP", Buffer (0x18) { /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x02, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "NVPM", Buffer (0x20) { /* 0000 */ 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0018 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "VRAM,totalsize", Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x0D) { "NVDA,Parent" }, "model", Buffer (0x18) { "Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS" }, "rom-revision", Buffer (0x26) { "nVidia GeForce 8400M GS OpenGL Engine" }, "reg", Buffer (0x78) { /* 0000 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0018 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0020 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, /* 0028 */ 0x14, 0x00, 0x01, 0x42, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0030 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0038 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x1C, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0040 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0048 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, /* 0050 */ 0x24, 0x00, 0x01, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0058 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0060 */ 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x30, 0x00, 0x01, 0x02, /* 0068 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, /* 0070 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x00 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } If anyone tries it out with external displays connected, please let me know if they work. Have fun!
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