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  1. Dell Studio 1557 + eGPU Discussion Thread

    there is also a DSDT fix that goes in device M86 (graphics part) dont remember any more try reading threads about sleep, wake, DSDT fixes here on forum this is how I found out DSDT is the way to go but it is a HELL to understand it good luck to you
  2. Dell Studio 1557 + eGPU Discussion Thread

    hi kizwan! I once managed to fix the sleep issue (I give up of OS X on Dell) I dont remember well anymore, but I know you need to apply a patch in DSDT in the EHC1 and EHC2 devices (dont know if this is exactlly the correct one but it is something like that): Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0f) { "device-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x3a, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00 //the values below }, "AAPL,clock-id", // property needed for sleep support Buffer (One) { 0x0a }, "built-in", Buffer () { 0x00 }, "device_type", //not sure it is useful Buffer (0x05) { "EHCI" }, "AAPL,current-available", 0x04B0, "AAPL,current-extra", 0x02BC, "AAPL,current-in-sleep", // to solve a problem with sleep $ 0x03E8, Buffer (0x01) { 0x00 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } Then you will have a sleep on power button -> Sleep, or Apple logo -> Sleep. And if you wanna have a sleep on lid close you need to change back that 0 into 9 in ATI4600Controller (features bit) because system needs to recognize Dell screen as internal (but then you get wierd colours problem). Try this and give us your results. Maybe you get something working Good luck Bye Mario Oh, yes! I could not wake the system with touchpad or keyboard but only with lid up or power button. After wake I lost touchpad. Keyboard worked fine.
  3. Dell Studio 1557 + eGPU Discussion Thread

    Hi! Yes I also noticed that problems. My guess is that our ATI doesn't support OpenCL and OpenGL 3.0 (and up) which some applications require OpenGL Extensions Viewer showed some info and some tests froze laptop Chess does it too Some OpenGL sample apps from Xcode also It does runs hot. Just for Safari browsing (of this forum) mine goes form 67 to 75 degrees C Regarding sleep/wake when lid closed display is still on and stays on It goes in power saving mode (set in Energy Preferences) after 10 min but it stays on (except that Screen Saver doesn't move - frozez) but on key down or mouse button press it restores to desktop fine Still more work but I am satisfied for now Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Tried to patch Lion AppleHDA.kext with no success! I get these lines: Feb 12 02:32:05 Dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "false == codecFound" failed in AppleHDADriver at line 1449 goto handler Feb 12 02:32:05: --- last message repeated 1 time --- Feb 12 02:32:05 Dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "0 == pathMap_aDriverInstance" failed in AppleHDADriver at line 2037 goto Exit Feb 12 02:32:05 Dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "0 != createAudioEngines ( fPathMap_aDriverInstance )" failed in AppleHDADriver at line 207 goto Exit Feb 12 02:32:05 Dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "false == me->completeStart ()" failed in AppleHDADriver at line 996 goto Exit And no sound! Did all steps in #2 post but no go! Don't have acces to AppleHDA.kext from 10.7.3 - but 10.7.2 should do just the same, right? Help?! Thanks! P.S. Could you send me materials or links explaining ATI (Shrike, Peregrine,..) connection table (what part of hex code is for what)? Bye Mario
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    Hi all! To share with you some weird findings So I unplugged power adapter from laptop to see how long will the battery last since temperature is around 75 deg C and fan is running all the time and display brightness is maxed So after less then an hour battery is about to die when I see a LED blinking in a way that was kind a known to me from before (here comes the punchline...) but I let it die completely Then I plugged adapter back in and powered laptop on when I get this message on the screen: "WARNING ! Battery can't be identified. This system will not be able to charge it!" So I was trying to make it start charging but no way! When charger is plugged in Lion (VoodooBattery.kext or AppleACPIPlatform2.kext) is saying that battery is 100% full and it is not charging! I decided to delete both kext's! When rebooted no way to get info on battery in OS but LED is saying it is charging! Think I'm gonna stay without those kext's until better solution Learned something new P.S. Kizwan - this is the model of my wifi card: BCM943224HMS Read through all forums and no success making it work On one forum interesting line saying that kext is seeing the card but PCI bus for some reason does not power it on (there is a line in plist that says: "<key>TruePowerOff</key></true>") and solution should be checking IOPCIFamily.kext or similar (depending which one is responsible for PCI bus devices). Bye Mario
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    Hi BobNL131! I have packed and uploaded an archive of my kexts and miscs that I use on my Dell to my iDisc Public folder. You can go to this link and download it. https://public.me.com/mario.kusnjer You will find inside nine (9) kexts listed in my previous post, Extra folder with Boot, SMBios plist's, now old DSDT (you can get new from Kizwan's post) and in root folder there is boot file, Champlist.app (GUI for Boot.plist, SMBios,plist. boot and kernel) and Chameleon Installer (after install just replace stuff in /Extra folder with stuff from my Extra folder and use Champlist.app to install kexts and run Rebuild cache). If any questions or problems, do ask. Let us know how it goes. Good luck! Bye Mario
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    Hi all! Just to inform everyone my update to 10.7.3 went OK except update brings new ATI4600Controller.kext and AppleHDA.kext so I had to do Shrike patch again and replace HDA kext. Now on 10.7.3 with Shrike patch QE/CI, internal and VGA displays are working fine. I don't have HDMI device to test that port. My system has these kexts: FakeSMC.kext DellBluetoothHCI.kext ATI4600Controller.kext AppleHDA.kext AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext containing Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad kexts AppleACPIPlatform2.kext RealtekRTL81xx.kext VoodooBattery.kext and DSDT.aml Kizwan, a wired situation happening to me... I still get CMOS reset! I am using your DSDT but found in it no fix for reset. So I applied the fix but still getting reset. But every other time! Some time it is OK for about 10-20 boots and then it gets reset! And temperatures are sometime around 65-75 degrees Celsius only for Safari web surfing! Is it to high? Running Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Trial temp got up to 95 on all cores/threads. Still no sleep/wake! Read somewhere it has something to do with FireWire preventing sleep. "FireWire conservation disabled" line in verbose boot Maybe you knew that but... Anyway thanks. Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Well I have two questions for you if you could help me bdmesg is showing everything before kernel kicks in I am interested in what kernel is putting out Should-could I use some kind of debug flag in kernel or debug version of kernel? And how to ...? I also saw that chameleon detected my processor max speed of 1600 MHz Its is proc with TurboBoost Technology! In Win7 it goes up to 2800 MHz (but switching off some threads/cores) Does this means that 1600 MHz it really max in OS X? No TurboBoost? When kernel kicks in in verbose mode I see a line that says something like: "TurboRatios initialized 1169" ore something like that Maybe you can explain this to me Regarding wifi I found out some info saying that this chip is integrated whit Bluetooth chip In SysInfo I got two USB Composite devices not configured and both attached to Broadcom chip that third device (BT) is attached to (and working as long as bcc9's DellBluetoothHCI.kext is loaded). If kext is not loaded no Broadcom chip is detected and non of three devices is shown (no BT). I am providing snaps of SysInfo and IORegEx Maybe it will be easier to understand So if you have any ideas what to do, please share! Thank you Bye Mario And two more things I saw this in kernel log Feb 3 14:18:31 dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "kTypePinComplex != fType" failed in AppleHDAWidget at line 2963 goto Exit Feb 3 14:18:31 dell kernel[0]: Sound assertion "kTypePinComplex != fType" failed in AppleHDAWidget at line 2043 goto Exit and when I press button for volume up or volume down on my keyboard widget shows up and it doesn't do one (1) state (click) as it should but it goes on and doesn't stops until it goes out of memory (I guess) meaning it can go on up/down for hours Is this happening to you? And my keyboard can't be automatically detected. I have to go to Skip button and select type (ANSI, ISO, JIS) my self On Dell keyboard Command key is on Alt button and if I connect USB keyboard it can be automatically detected and Command key is on Windows button Any solution for this? Maybe volume buttons and AppleHDAWidget error got something to do with Dell keyboard not being able to get detected?! Anyway thanks Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Still no wifi! Here are errors (some of them!?) form System Info Kernel Log: Feb 2 13:34:39 dell kernel[0]: kxld[com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx]: The vtable '__ZTV16AirPort_Brcm43xx' is malformed. Make sure your kext has been built against the correct headers. Feb 2 13:34:39 dell kernel[0]: kxld[com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx]: The super class vtable '__ZTV16IO80211Interface' for vtable '__ZTV25AirPort_Brcm43xxInterface' is out of date. Make sure your kext has been built against the correct headers. Feb 2 13:34:40 dell kernel[0]: Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx - link failed. Feb 2 13:34:40 dell kernel[0]: Failed to load executable for kext com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx. Feb 2 13:34:40 dell kernel[0]: Kext com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx failed to load (0xdc008016). Feb 2 13:34:40 dell kernel[0]: Failed to load kext com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx (error 0xdc008016). P.S. - How to get entire verbose output while booting in some .txt file ? (There were some other lines on screen that are not in this log) Back to wifi - I put in the kernel flag - max_valid_dma_addr=1024 and some times I got same result and some times IORegEx showed two (2) identical devices ?! Any suggestion for me ? Thanks Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Here is the snap of IORegEx. It is matched as pci14e4,4353 but I think I saw in Win7 dell wireless control panel application it was identified as some other model something like BRCM 43224 (can't remember right now) or else..!!!??? See if you can work with this Thanks Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Nice to see you got it to work. I need just one more thing to work and I will be super happy... and that is my wireless chip. But this is such a big improvement also. About a year ago I wasn't able to even boot into OS X and now I can start to do some work on my brand new (two years old) Mac (Dell)! Thanks to you and others on this forum. Now to ask you for some more help About that wireless chip of mine... Is there a way to make it work? So far there is no solution... Apparently the chip is too different Is there any kind of tool to inspect the wireless card (the chip) to find out more info about it ? In IORegistryExplorer my chip hit IOMatch (dev id) of Broadcom BRCM 4353 but no kext gets loaded and it doesn't show up in System Info. Any help would he appreciated. Thanks in advance Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! No problem. I think that bootloader could do the trick. I tryed so many different bootloaders and this is the first that works all the way (iAtkos L2 dvd provided). But one more thing - found this post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=254351 In post #2 guy says: the senseid for lvds is 07 and not 01 I did not tryed this. And a request to you please: Lid close sleep and lid open wake not working (sleep-wake not working at all) CMOS reset with out ElliotLegacyRTC.kext So if you have DSDT with this fixed to send me? Many thanks Good luck Bye Mario
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    Hi Kizwan! Yes I have a Dell Studio 1557. Just like yours except for the wireless chip - Dell Wireless 1520 Broadcomm BCM43xx. Internal display resolution is 1366x768. It boots in both situations (with and without external monitor connected) just fine. I dont know why it wont work for you. I am using iAtkos L2 provided bootloader. In the com.Chameleon.Boot.plist there is a AtiConfig=Shrike key-value pair (also Peregrine info gave me internal and vga displays). I will attach a zip file containing com.Chameleon.Boot.plist and ATI4600Controller.kext. Archive.zip And just to provide more info - all i did was patching ATI4600Controller binary file and adding device id to ATI4600Controller Info.plist. Try to find bootloader that iAtkos uses. Best of luck! Bye Mario
  14. Dell Studio 1557 + eGPU Discussion Thread

    Hi Kizwan and others! Ok so I managed to get rid of those wired colours on internal screen There is a error in Shrike patch: 02 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 09 01 00 00 12 01 00 01 (LVDS) 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 10 10 01 06 (VGA) 00 08 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 20 00 02 02 (HDMI) 020000004000000009010000120100011000000010000000000100001010010600080000000200000001000020000202 That 9 (nine) should be 0 (zero)! And thats it! And just for info... iAtkos L2 dvd, Kizwan's AppleHDA.kext and this patch is all I need for my Dell to run Lion. Good luck guy's! Bye Mario
  15. Dell Studio 1557 Discussion Thread

    hi kizwan ! sorry to bother you but if you could help out i have mac os x 10.6.7 on dell studio 1557 (i think just like yours except for wifi) but vith bios version A09 dont know if that got anything to do with high cpu temperature but it reaching up to 98 degrees celsius if you know how to fix this problem maybe a new dsdt or custom (not vanilla) kext any help would be appreciated thank you bye Mario