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  1. First of all, THANK YOU FOR THE KETXTS!! THEY WORKED!! (With one minor caveat that I'll detail shortly). I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 laptop, running (Retail) 10.9, in which I replaced the Dell 1704 combo WiFi/Bluetooth module with the Atheros AR5B195 module. This was necessary to get WiFi working on this laptop in OS-X. That said, Bluetooth has NEVER WORKED, even though in 10.9 all looked "normal" - the icon is in the menu bar and System Preferences. The problem, before installing your Kexts, was that it could be seen by other computers in THEIR Bluetooth settings, but it could NOT see any Bluetooth devices to connect to. After installing your Kexts, it now sees all Bluetooth devices. Here's the problem: Bluetooth mice are nearly unusable because the cursor is "jumpy". It is like this with 2 different Bluetooth mice I've tried. And no, changing the "tracking speed" settings in the "Mouse" preference pane is of NO HELP. I first tried an Apple "Magic Mouse", which seems to have a "lag" in the cursor compared to the mouse's movement. (If I move it slowly, it seems to be better). I then tried a Logitech V470, which exacerbated the problem. With the Logitech, besides being "jerky", it is so sensitive that it is virtually unusable. QUESTION: Is there a way to edit any "attributes" inside a particular "Kext"or perhaps a "Preference" file to alter the "tracking" and "cursor acceleration" attributes of Bluetooth mice? Thanks! You are all going to think I'm CRAZY - right after I posted my problem about "jerky cursor" with my Apple "Magic Mouse", it lost its connection. I waited a couple of seconds, used my trackpad to click on the Bluetooth Menu (in the menu Bar), and at the same time, it re-connected on its own. Now the cursor is PERFECT! Smooth, and scrolling works as it should, both vertically AND horizontally. I am at a loss..... But I'm also THRILLED that it works now! THANKS AGAIN to "edwin_3930K"
  2. Strange that it worked in 10.8.3 - I wonder what changed? I tried using the Kexts from 10.8.3, but it didn't help. I assume there are multiple places in several files where the Video Card's Vendor ID must be inserted (Info.plist) - my problem is, I don't know which ones make the crucial difference and whether that also affects the "monitor spanning" functionality. (My Card's Vendor ID is: 0x68f91002, ATI Radeon HD 5450 "Cedar") Anyone out there with an ATI Radeon HD 5450 running 10.8.4 with two monitors and "spanning" is functional?
  3. I will be giving you a detailed description of my 99.9% working Optiplex 760, using this guide and others in a follow-on post.... I am using the green sound out port on the back of the tower. As it turned out, The newer VoodooHDA Kext I was using was the problem - every time I re-booted, I had to go back in to the VoodoHDA System Prefs pane and re-enable all the sliders MANUALLY. I have recently gone back to using the 2.6.2 version of the VoodooHDA Kext, which seems to be the best version for the onboard audio hardware that is in the Optiplex 760. I know it's going to work on startup, as there's a slight "pop" in the speakers. This sound is absent if an incompatible audio Kext is installed. Now the only problem I have is "Monitor Spanning". I have full 1600x1200 resolution on BOTH of my Dell 2001FP monitors. (One is connected to the DVI port, the other to VGA). Using the instructions I found for enabling QE/CI, I now have that working as well. That said, no matter what settings I try or Kexts I install, I cannot get it to use the second monitor as an "exteneded display" like it did in 10.8.3. In other words, it will only display the same image on both (Mirrored Mode). When I open the Displays Pref pane, there are no options for either Mirroring or any alternatives. Is it possible I need to add a third-party "patch" to fix this? (The old "MirrorDisplays" App doesn't work in ML). Any help would be greatly appreciated (I'm so close - this is the ONLY THING that isn't working perfectly). I was also able to get the App Store working using the complex-but-detailed instructions on this matter. WHAT A PITA! (GRIN)
  4. Terrific guide! I have the "Mini-Tower" version of the Optiplex 760, and have installed Lion on it in the past (with lots of trial and error and "tweaking"). I was excited to find your guide for the 780/760 AND Mountain Lion, so I gave it a try. HERE'S MY ONLY PROBLEM: I cannot get sound to work. No matter what I try, nothing comes out (if I boot from a separate HD into Lion, it works fine, so I know it's not bad hardware, wires, or speakers). I first tried with the "VoodooHDA.kext" file provided in your excellent "Install780" folder. No good. I then tried the same file from my WORKING Lion install, still didn't work. I even tried searching the web for solutions to this problem, and found an "Installer pkg" labeled "AD1894.pkg", which is the EXACT name of the on-board built-in Audio interface on the Dell 760/780 series. The volume slider is in the menu, and I can move it, but no sounds of any kind come out. I went into System Preferences-Sound, and verified the "Output" settings. Under "Name" it shows "Line-out (Green Rear) and under "Type" it lists "Audio line-out port". Please note that I always used "Kext Utility" to install any Kext files, and even ran it after installing from the "AD1894.pkg" file mentioned above. I've also used Disk Utility to "Repair Permissions", all to no avail. HELP! Everything else works BEAUTIFULLY, including high-resolution graphics on TWO Dell 21" monitors (my video card is currently the NVidia GeForce 8400GX/1Gig, but after reading your post and some replies to it, I decided to buy the ATI RADEON HD5450 512MB you recommended, for future use. I've also been able to get the App Store working by patching in the same text (into my org.chameleon.boot.plist file) from my WORKING Lion install. My ML install is 10.8.2 Thanks to all who have helped make the "Hackintosh" process available to so many, and to anyone who can assist with fixing this problem.
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