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  1. True. Although I would say their profits come only from ipads and iphones... in a meaningful way. Honestly guys that's all apple is. It is a manufacturer of ipads and iphones. 10 years from now there will be articles about what went wrong at Apple. It's simple really. Smartphones and tablets will be commoditized. Andriod already dominates iOS particularly when you leave the US. Heck Windows Phone is solid in countries such as Germany. Look at Apple's financial statements. The whole mac pro line of computers could disappear the company would still be wildly profitable. Selling updates every year was really irritating and didn't really add meaningfully to the bottom line. And as someone noted it just encouraged fragmentation. Why fragment your universe just to scrape a few meaningless shillings?
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    Apple unveils OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"

    Seriously going to need to see the price tag for this "upgrade." Might just skip it this year. I didn't see anything compelling.
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    Asus nVidia GeForce 210 1GB DDR3 Working!

    What that other guy said. Chameleon now uses org.chameleon.Boot.plist. Back when I first wrote this little guide it used com.apple.Boot.plist. So which file you use in the /Extra folder depends on which Chameleon you use.
  4. Yup. Dual boot. All the kids are doing it. I did it for a couple of friends of mine and they love it. No reason to have a this vs this discussion anymore. Just install everything. Why choose? Lol. I like what is being insinuated here. Actually it isn't being insinuated. It's just being out right said.
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    Asus nVidia GeForce 210 1GB DDR3 Working!

    Not all 210s in every situation seem to be responding the same. I've gone from installations which I used an EFI string. Then in 10.8.1 all I needed was an up to date Chameleon and GraphicsEnabler="Yes". And in 10.8.2 I need the latest nvidia drivers in addition to GraphicsEnabler="YES". The inablity of the quick and easy solution to work is what started the whole EFI odessy.
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    Asus nVidia GeForce 210 1GB DDR3 Working!

    Make a back up installation in another partition or hard drive. Make sure it boots okay. Then go to your original partition and move your DSDT.aml file. Now boot without the DSDT.aml file and create a new one. This time don't add any graphics card injection. Now use an up to date Chameleon and GraphicsEnabler="YES" in your boot plist. <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>y</string> That's it. If it doesn't work then try the EFI string injection. I can't help you with the DSDT method. I don't use it for exactly the reason you are illustrating here.
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    nVidia Sub-Vendor & Sub-Device Injection for Chameleon

    Not sure if I'm doing this right but here goes... With GraphicsEnabler=YES this is what I got... Enoch by ErmaC (r2026) [2012-07-20 12:14:56] Using PCI-Root-UID value: 0 Asus GeForce GTX 260 896MB NVa0 [10de:05e2]-[1043:82e3] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) device number: 1 System Information Graphics section screenshot...
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    10.8.2 Final! (C54)

    Updated a Dell Studio Slim 504s with an nVidia 210 Silent 1GB. I use GraphicsEnabler="YES". System successfully boots sometimes but I get weird graphics glitches and the computer froze a few times necessitating a reboot with the main switch. I do have the latest CUDA drivers installed. I updated the computer in my signature through the app store and everything I have tested works perfectly so far. It has an nVidia GTX 260, latest CUDA drivers, and it works fine with GraphicsEnabler="YES". I deleted AppleHDA and use VoodooHDA and sound works. Any idea on the graphics front what could be causing the glitches and freezes? I'm thinking of going back to an EFI String. LOL. EDIT: Updated the Nvidia drivers to the latest version that was released. Updated CUDA drivers as well. Now everything seems to work.
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    Is my DSDT correct for ALC888?

    Thanks! One question just to clarify. Are you saying I may need to change my "layout-id" section to what you have in the code box?
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    Is my DSDT correct for ALC888?

    I used the DSDT editor and patched the DSDT for a friend's Dell Studio 504s desktop. I used DTGP, HDEF and ALC888. Does everything look good? With the stock Mountain Lion AppleHDA.kext installed this is what I get in the system report... Is my DSDT enabling working? Am I ready to move on and get a patched AppleHDA.kext at this time? dsdt.aml.zip
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    VoodooHDA - common problems

    Read THIS.
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    How I got my ALC888 working in 10.9 Without DSDT

    Like I said modify the kext, tweak the sliders in the prefpane and if you need to do tweaking beyond that edit the Info.plist. I believe your low volume issue with VoodooHDA could be solved with this... I have found installing VoodooHDA is only the first step. A lot of people have to tweak it a bit to get optimal sound. Caveat! I have not tried other sound methods. They may sound better than VoodooHDA even with all the tweaks. I am in the process of exploring DSDT. I will report back if I get it working and it sounds better.
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    How I got my ALC888 working in 10.9 Without DSDT

    Why didn't you just install VoodooHDA and then modify the kext? To find device and vendor ID look at THIS. Be sure to install JAVA JDK or the System Info program will not work. Your output should look like this... Be sure to choose the right audio device. My graphics card has an audio device. That is presumably for HDMI. Copy the installed VoodooHDA to the desktop. Now right click on the installed VoodooHDA kext and click "show package contents". A folder called contents should be visible. Double click on that. You should see a file called "Info.plist". Open that with TextEdit. Modify the two lines just like the guide says. Your finished product should look something like this... Once you are sure everything is correct save the file and reinstall it back into s/l/e using kextwizard. Delete the AppleHDA kext. Repair permissions and rebuild caches and then reboot. Everything should work... hopefully. You will have to go into the Voodoo prefpane to make some adjustments for optimal sound. Check out the guide I linked to earlier it has some other edits you can do to the Info.plist if you need to tweak VoodooHDA beyond what you can do in the prefpane. This method works well to get rid of VoodooHDA kernel panics. It's not "vanilla" but you only add one kext and you actually delete another. The thing is if you do an update you must remember to remove the AppleHDA kext or you could have a KP.
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    CMOS Resets by AppleRTC.kext

    I see google is having an outage in your area. Get the file from HERE. I was actually going to download that file but the uploader was kind enough to put the code he used right in the description. Open terminal and run this... sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x75\x30\x89\xd8|\xeb\x30\x89\xd8|' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRTC This line of code patches the AppleRTC.kext in your S/L/E folder as opposed to one located in the E/E folder (If you even have on there). I don't have any kexts in my E/E folder so I had to use the attached bit of code.
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    PCI Configuration Begin

    I recently changed my WLAN card from the dell broadcom 4311 b/g card to a dual radio 2.4/5.0Ghz dell broadcom 4331 wireless N WLAN card. This card change caused the above PCI configuration begin issue on my laptop. I can boot with the npci=0x2000 and it will properly display the boot progress completely. This is true for Lion and Mountain Lion DP1, have not tested DP2 For what its worth to note, my laptop does still completely boot when it seems to 'hang' at PCI configuration begin. Once booted the actual boot log does show up in the console logs to review. Same here. I didn't check the log though once the system booted. I was working on a Dell Studio Slim 540s for a friend and this started happening with 10.6.8. When I deleted the patched DSDT it would boot and stop outputing at PCI Configuration Begin but the HDD access light keeps flashing and after a little while the desktop appears. When I add npci=0x3000 verbose mode outputs normally and the computer boots normally. Unfortunately without that DSDT I'm drowning in kexts. I need to figure out how to patch my DSDT.