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  1. Hi guys, i've been working on this cpu throttle GUI since two days now and I feel it has reached a stage where I can release a binary version to the public for testing. I appreciate all the feedback I can get and am open to improvement suggestions. This App requires ACPICPUThrottle.kext to be loaded... Please dont ask for me to release code just yet. I may at some point release the source but for now I prefer it closed. Installation: load the ACPICPUThrottle.kext make sure no other Steppers are running such as CPUThrottleCtrl, DCPUManager, etc... start the application and enter your password (requires suid). Known Issues: Preferences window is a "dummy" so far.. I am working on the preferences these days and will report back when i have it functioning Preference Sliders work but the buttons are still not functioning. Screenshot: http://tuxx.bdn.de/old/pic1.png
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    Experimental Intel SpeedStep kext

    the most reliable way is to read the "kern.cputhrottle_curfreq" value using sysctl. just do: sudo sysctl -a kern.cputhrottle_curfreq
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    SpeedStep GUI

    Hey Guys, I've kinda abandoned the project so I've decided to release the sources.. I'd be really happy if someone continues working on it... peace out, tuxx SpeedStep_src.zip
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    SpeedStep GUI

    I'm not quite sure why it would be causing such an error. I'm working on a new release with a guy from irc. Let's see if the new release fixes your problem check if the kext is loaded properly.. perhaps fix permissions. Try loading it manually. Also, is your kernel speedstep-able? you might want to load the kext and then check the last few lines of "sudo dmesg" and paste them here.
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    SpeedStep GUI

    I'll be releasing an update to this software shortly, which will include: saving your settings a safer solution hopefully more rubust application Please stay tuned.. and i'm open to feature suggestions tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    Hey ViennaL, yea you are right.. this actually offers no way of stepping frequencies aggressively at all.. I actually want to rework the CPU stepping rountine.. because currently how it works is it tests every 0.5seconds if the cpu is using more than max_threshold % (threshold) and if it is then it will step up by _1_ frequency and check again.. and maybe step again by _1_ frequency.. if it drops below the min_threshhold % then it will step down by _1_ frquency again. This is slightly retarded ofcourse ... instead I should have it check the absolute value and step up to the highest frequency immediately if its at nearly 100% etc. also it is a known "issue" (if thats what you want to call it) that preferences does not save to any configuration file. I have yet to implement that.. i started actually and i have a semi-functional beta for it.. but its still too buggy for release.. i will release it soon though hopefully.. anyways: I'll do my best to get this working soon, tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    whats the difference? its a whole different program.. I really didnt like dcpu manager or any other stepping guis so i decided to write my own. Well this app allows you to set a custom speed (like when you are playing games) so you wont have to worry about it stepping down or such. Or you can adjust the thresholds so that it will step more agressively. tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    very understandable. do you have the kext loaded? also try the lastest version (build from last night) should be a lot more stable than the previous version... available at my website: http://tuxx.arpspoof.org/SpeedStep.tgz tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    hey everyone, heres an update on the speedstepper.. i managed to implement support for the min/max threshhold... wld be greatful if some ppl could try out this app for me.. thx, tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    actually it doesnt need either java nor x11 its pure cocoa obj-c are you on irc? i'm on irc.osx86.hu as tuxx.. pm me.. and we can try to get it fixed.. tuxx
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    SpeedStep GUI

    to start it without password entry do the following: sudo chown -R 0:0 SpeedStep.app sudo chmod +s SpeedStep.app/Contents/MacOS/SpeedStep then it should start with suid and not require a password entry... tuxx hm very strange, i'm not sure why you are getting that... i'll look into it later.. sorry about that
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    SpeedStep GUI

    As desribed above the preferences window is a dummy and not working yet. I will explain min and max threshold once i get them working I hope this app reaches some popularity! I really think its the nicest most straightforward and lightweight gui for speedstepping available at this time. so SPREAD THE word tuxx
  13. Hi guys, the update method worked fine for me too, except for two issues. 1) I lost the battery indicator in the menu bar... I did backup and replace the PowerManagement.bundle with the version from 10.4.8 but still no luck. Also removing AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext has no effect. Any other suggestions? 2) My IOPCCardFamily driver stoped detecting my PCMCIA motorola Wifi card which is 100% compatible with IO80211Family.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext and was working fine in 10.4.6/10.4.8 I had to tweak the IOPCCardFamily driver using the method described on this guide to make it work for 10.4.6/10.4.8: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...&pid=206566 grateful for any ideas you guys might have.., tuxx
  14. Hi, I just upated my 10.4.8 to 10.4.9 and my modified IOPCCardFamily.kext stopped working... I am using the same kext as before (replaced 10.4.9 one with my backup from 10.4.8)... does anyone know why this might have happened? Thanks, tuxx
  15. ahahah you broke off your clamshell detection pin? lool... that's brilliant!
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    [HowTo] Intel GMA 900 (for 915GM and 910)

    Hi everyone, I have a dell d610 notebook (Intel GMA900) which also faces the same problem. It wont boot past the blue screen unless I attach an external display and export the display during boot (right after bios). Then I am able to get a picture on my external monitor (with QE&CI supported), however I cldnt find a "mirror" option in the system prefs -> displays. Maybe its not detecing the lcd display at all? any ideas what i shld do? I'll ry diabolik's drivers tonight. thanks, tuxx EDIT: worked with diabolik's kexts + dongle
  17. hi, when i boot up my machine with the external monitor. I manage to get a picture on the external monitor. How do I set mirror mode to get the picture on my lcd aswell? will the settings remain so that i can boot up with the vga dongle / paper clip? thanks, tuxx EDIT: fixed with diabolik's gma900 kexts
  18. Hi, Just wanted to let everyone know that i got this working on a Dell Latitude D610 (pccard controller id: 104c:8036). Ubuntu Live CD lspci dump gave me the wrong memory range (maybe an ACPI issue?). I used the windows information (4 memory ranges, 2 IO ranges). The Motorola pcmcia wifi (broadcom chip) works perfectly now too. If anyone wants my kext, feel free to pm me. thanks probono for sharing this, tuxx.
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    poplars, the source is available since a year too. If you had read this thread or my original thread, then you wld have known that. MacMaui, I doubt that it will be easier (or more difficult) to code a driver for Leopard really. Unless apple plans on releasing a free IEEE80211Family framework in Leopard. I havent heard of anything like that, however I may be wrong. for your convenience find source code and building instructions here: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?sh...275&hl=tuxx
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    poplars, I coded the original driver from which kangoo pasted the dmesg output, about a year ago. Since then nothing new has happened.
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    aroman doesnt seem to be developing this anymore and quite frankly, I dont even think he is up to it.
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    Jep thats as far as I got it to work... its not functional.. but as you can see, its far more advanced than aromans driver.
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    hi guys, i just recieved an interresting link to a discussion on the IO80211Controler on the apple dev-mailing list from Jussi. http://lists.apple.com/archives/darwin-dri...n/msg00056.html Its pretty much what I've tried to explain to aroman. Using IO80211Controller might look nice in the system preference pane.. but its really not a good idea considering that its completely UNDOCUMENTATED and really hard to reverse engenieer. Anyone seriously interrested in porting this shld checkout the method described in the following posts of that address.. It seems that "the Airport (Atheros and Broadcom variants) now use a variant of the FreeBSD net80211 code with 'plugins' to support the specific chipsets, and a custom layer on top to talk to the IO80211 parts." sounds like a very interresting method.. sadly i dont have such an interface anymore and cant help develop for it.. good luck guys tuxx (with a special thanks to Jussi for the link)
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    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver

    acctually the driver might be should be very compatible to 3945.. but i dont think we'll be seeing an ipw2200 driver any time soon.. too bad folks, tuxx
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