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  1. This is highly likely. I haven't had a single issue with it renaming since I turned off one of the two Apple TVs. The one that I shut off was an ATV 2 while the one remaining on is an ATV 3. Additionally, I can >sometimes< wake the "Mac" from sleep by browsing a shared library from my iPhone (such as iTunes music). However, this is inconsistent and sometimes the Music app on the phone won't even show that there's a shared library available even though iTunes was running on the Mac when it went to sleep.
  2. So yes, you're right Stefan. When the Mac is sleeping, there's no other device (i.e., my only ATV that's powered on at the moment) acting as a proxy. Thus, there are probably multiple issues going on for me. The duplicate names was definitely a problem and an indicator of a proxy not relinquishing the name on the network and now the fact that there are no proxies. For me, right now, I'm not getting the duplicate names anymore and the Mac has settled into its real name without any (5) after it. I do want it to sleep but running into the other room to wake it in order to watch Apple TV is quite annoying. To Johan: it does seem weird that we're all running into this issue with Synology on our network while I haven't seen anyone chime in with the same problem without one. But, like Stefan said earlier, I'm not sure how the Synology would/should be involved. I plan on testing further this weekend with a lot of configuration changes, reboots, sleeps, wakes, and repeats.
  3. So, interestingly enough, I moved my DNS and DHCP off of the Synology and onto my router (T-Link). No change. I then rebooted my Synology and unplugged the power to my Apple TV 2 (I have the Apple TV 3 still on). Ever since doing that, my Mac has NOT renamed itself. It has kept its "normal" name now for two days and still sleeps/wakes up just fine. Mind you, I could never get the wake on LAN to work with or without Apple TV. If my Mac is asleep, it won't wake up for "Back to My Mac" nor for Apple TV trying to connect to Home Sharing. Yes, Wake on Ethernet is enabled in the BIOS. So, for now, I'm good (without name changes) without changing anything on my Mac config. Unfortunately, I did the Synology reboot and Apple TV 2 unplugging at the same time so I can't verify for sure which fix worked. However, since you're having the same problem, never used the Synology as a DHCP/DNS server, and I agree that without those two, there's no part Synology should be playing on network configurations, I'm inclined to believe that for me, it was a problem of having two Apple TVs on my network and (maybe) both were trying to act as a proxy. Still needs more investigation on my end and I should be able to plug in the second Apple TV and deduce whether or not the problem comes back. Just curious: with the Yosemite GM candidate coming out today, are you still experiencing the same issues?
  4. Interesting find. In my case, I don't have a Time Capsule, but do have two Apple TVs (a 2 and 3) which are supposed to act as the proxy client if no Time Capsule is present. Additionally, the Synology is my DHCP/DNS server which may explain why I'm having Synology-related issues. Will explore further and see if I can find log entries similar to yours.
  5. Sorry--I missed the obvious in the screen shot and could have saved a post and response! OK, so are you using the Synology just as a NAS or is it also DHCP, DNS, Plex, and/or other services that you had to specifically enable? For me, the following steps can often (but not always) reproduce the problem. Start pinging the Synology (for me, ping Go and rename my Mac back to its normal name in the sharing preferences (remove the (5) ) In a few moments, my ping will start failing I can still ping other devices on my network and the Internet Eventually, the name changes and a (x) is added Pinging resumes and another Mac shows up in sharing For what its worth, I'm running DP8 and I've had this problem with the latest Synology release of 5.0 as well as their 5.1 beta. I'm pretty sure I also had the same problem with DP7. To anyone else reading this who doesn't have a Synology, I apologize. I'm not trying to hijack the thread but trying to explore similarities in Stefan's and my problems.
  6. I'm having the same problem whether I use ethernet, wifi, or both. I'm still exploring the possibilities but one thing I've noticed on my system is that just before the name "changes" I lose connectivity to my NAS (can't ping it, browse it, mount it, etc.) while its still up for other machines on my network. Other devices are still visible. Right now, I'm not sure if this is related, just a symptom, or something else. By any chance, do you have a Synology NAS on your network?
  7. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    Unfortunately, I left my position with my company so I no longer have this laptop. I apologize, but there's nothing more I can offer.
  8. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    I'm still having no luck with the WIFI. For Chameleon, try using Champlist. It also has the ability to install/update Chameleon and configure the boot file settings.
  9. Weird Problem with Mail

    Interesting. I have the same configuration (not an SSD but two volumes: one boot/OS and one for my User folder(s)).
  10. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    If you mean the 1510, I rebranded one of those a few months ago so that it appeared to MacOS as an Apple card. I used the instructions here. When you say everything is working, I'm assuming you're not including sleep in that list, right?
  11. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    I used these files (attached). Be sure to put them in /System/Library/Extensions and rebuild the cache or boot with the -x option once. KB_Trackpad.zip
  12. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    I didn't get a lot of time during the week to work on this but I did today (Saturday). I built some code to get the graphics identified and working via the com.apple.Boot.plist (or, preferably, the org.chameleon.Boot.plist with the latest Chameleon 1163 as of this writing). Make sure Optimus graphics are turned off in the BIOS. I also have SpeedStep disabled although on this notebook, I'm not sure if that makes much of a difference (its a huge difference on my desktop SandyBridge). To get the graphics recognized, be sure to have GraphicsEnabler set to No or just completely remove those two lines from your Boot.plist. Add the following somewhere in the <dict> section. <key>device-properties</key> <string>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</string> After adding this, I rebooted and the system crashed during boot so I had to reboot with the -x flag to rebuild the cache once. Now it boots fine every time with full (as far as I can tell) Nvidia support and without any extra graphics kexts/injectors. My benchmarks are as follows: Geekbench: 7623 Cinebench OpenGL: 13.82 fps Cinebench CPU: 4.08 pts Everything seems to work but sleep and wifi. I'm frustrated because this model has the Dell 1530 wifi and I thought I'd be able to get that to work but haven't had any luck. Sleep essentially means that this isn't much of a notebook since I can't close the lid or save power. The trackpad also doesn't support the gestures and is highly sensitive (as I write this on the notebook, the cursor has moved several times to the middle of the text because I grazed or got "near" the trackpad while typing... very annoying). Its nice to be at the point now where I can be nit-picky but its still not 100% yet.
  13. Go into System Preferences Go into Bluetooth Click the Advanced button at the bottom Uncheck the first two boxes which say "Open Bluetooth Assistant at startup if no keyboard/mouse is detected"
  14. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    Yeah, that's loaded right now but I currently still have to power cycle to get back in (i.e., its more like RIP and less like an afternoon nap).
  15. OSX on Dell Latitude E6520...

    I used mostly MaLd0n's guide. I loaded up the necessary kexts into /S/L/E (not /Extra/Extensions since Lion usually won't recognize those). After completing the install, I had to pull the hard drive out to get the kexts into /S/L/E on the installed drive since booting off USB into the installed Lion wouldn't work. If that's not an option, you might boot back into the installer and use the terminal to copy them there from the USB drive.