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  1. Ahh ok cool. What kexts were the problems? Which ones do you use? And finally - what system are you using and do you not use DSDT? I am using a custom DSDT (AutoPatcher wit HDEF applied and graphics altered to show 320Mb) and 3 kexts: AHCIPortInjector, NullCPUPowerManagement and IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector..oh and of course lnx2mac's Realtek network kext pkg. Do you use these? Thanks - very much appreciated. I did a rebuild and noticed with VMWare Fusion 4 it was quicker, but still nowhere near as fast as my lesser specc'd Macbook, so something still not quite right. Oh and if the guy advertising Parallels wants to give me a free copy and it works i'd be happy to endorse it.
  2. I've just noticed something in the tool. iMac 9.1 is for Core2 "Penryn" and 10.1 for "Wolfsdale". so which should be for "Conroe"? Also that doesn't seem correct as Penryn is a Core2Duo Mobile processor not a desktop one. Sorry - thought it might help?
  3. Which SMBios for Core2Duo E6300 1.86GHz and P35 mobo?
  4. hmm ok. Im not sure it'll come back after sleep! haha. It's confusing though. In my mind it must be something like incorrect code in the DSDT or one of the plists... because VT is enabled fine on my macbook - which - fair enough is real but is almost the same hardware.
  5. Yup works. any old BT dongle, but i know Belkin works. Worked as soon as it's plugged it in, no fussing.
  6. Hi All, I posted a few days ago but got no response, so i've done some digging and thought i'd post a more detailed query to you. Please respond and let me know any solutions or thoughts. Right now im thinking its a CPU thing, but its a guess really. Spec: E6300 Intel Core2Duo 1.86GHz @ 2.24GHz (Virtualisation built in VT) Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 motherboard with Virtualisation turned on 4GB DDR2 800MHz @ 800MHz Seagate S-ATA 500Gb EVGA nVidia 8800GTS 320Mb Everything works perfectly on Lion 10.7.1. It's a native install. I extracted my DSDT.aml and patched it for HDEF and HPET. Ethernet built in is written into my com.apple.boot.plist using the device-properties. Only one kext in use: RL1000.kext. Everything else works from the DSDT and plist. Everything is very quick from web-browsing and finder to editing video etc. I've tried using VMWare 3, VirtualBox 4 and Parallels 6 and 7 and all have the exact same result. The applications themselves run fine, but I have tried installing Window XP, Windows 7, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu and they all take about 3-4 hours to install, then about 45 minutes to boot up, then are so slow they are unusable. For example, moving the mouse takes about a minute to react. I've changed all the settings to do with virtualisation and so on and really dont think thats the issue. I am thinking perhaps OSX can't access the VT on my CPU? As a side note, I used the same applications on my Macbook 2008 and it works just fine, no issues at all. The macbook has almost the same spec (worse in fact): Core2Duo 2.1GHz, 4Gb DDR2 667Mhz and Intel graphics. Feedback is most welcome.
  7. bobak

    100% Fix for App Store Problems

    Ok, I tried this method and it's not a 100% fix as it didnt work. Sorry. The fix that worked on two machines now for me is as follows. Download EFI Studio 1.1. Run the app and Select Ethernet or Network Card (I can't remember which comes up). Add the device. Click to Generate hex code. Copy the hex code to com.apple.boot.plist (there's a button to do that). This copies the hex to your apple plist in Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist. Open this plist file using Plist Editor Pro (free download) and cut this new hex text from the plist and paste it into your com.apple.boot.plist in your /*harddrive*/Extra folder. Then add <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>yes</string> <key>PCIRootUID</key> <string>0</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>hex from the com.apple.boot.plist you just copied</string> make sure you've got p states and c states in there too
  8. Hi I've had a search and not seen what i'm after, so thought i'd start a new thread. Currently running a fully working native OSX Lion 10.7.1 on a Core2Duo 4Gb DDR2 nVidia 8800GTS 320Mb etc Using no added kexts - only DSDT with HDEF applied and EFI String for Network Card. Everything works perfectly, including App Store and Time Machine and so on and performance is pretty good. I can encode/decode video quickly, run apps and movies and so on very well, no complaints. However... when I run VMWare Fusion and install Windows 7 or OpenSUSE or Fedora etc, performance is very poor. Every few seconds the machine freezes up for about 5 seconds, almost like 5 seconds fine, 5 seconds frozen. On top of this the virtual machines take literally hours to install, then about 10 minutes or more to boot and work so slowly and badly they're not worth using. There's no errors or panics, just very VERY slow. Unusably slow. I've tried exactly the same on my Macbook (2008) with almost the same spec, bar the gfx and everything works as expected - quickly and smoothly. My friend has the same hardware as me and suffers the same problem - thought not quite as slow. Any ideas why this is? Is it poor S-ATA performance or CPU utilisation? If so - any experience of any fixes. I don't want to start chucking any old kexts at it as its a very stable system, but open to informed suggestions. Thanks Spec: Core2Duo (E6300 @2.24GHz), nVidia 8800GTS 320Mb, Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6, 4Gb DDR2 800MHz, 500Gb Seagate S-ATA, S-ATA DVD-RW