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Hello,

 

I've searching for the patch, but I could not find one, yet.

 

I also tried the bundle patch, but it olny shows the battery icon with X.

 

After few more searches, I almost gave up.

It seems like my notebook has some ACPI compatiblity problem with os x.

 

With standard Jas installation, OS thinks that my notebook is a desktop.

It does not see the battery.

 

After the bundle patch installed,

I have battery option on Energy Saver and I could put the icon on the bar,

but it still says the battery is not installed.

 

After messing with many files, I decided to clean install again from the scatch.

 

I put the Jas 10.4.8 DVD and turn on my notebook,

and found the battery charging icon on the bar.

To confirm, I removed the ac adapter and booted again.

This time, there was a fully charged battery icon.

 

I finished the installation, and rebooted.

The battery icon was gone.

 

I tried other builds; 10.4.4, 10.4.5, 10.4.6.

None of them shows the battery icon.

 

For me, the solution is in the Jas 10.4.8 DVD's the kernel or the ACPI driver.

 

For now, I am gutting out the 10.4.8 DVD and trying to patch with files from there.

 

Also, I am downloading the Jas 10.4.7 DVD

because the 10.4.8 DVD seems like it was built over the 10.4.7 DVD.

I am wishing that installing from the 10.4.7 DVD will solve the problem.

 

It is my first time hacking OS X.

Any suggestions where should I look at first?

Let's solve this problem together.

 

If you have Jas 10.4.8 or 10.4.7 DVD, boot with them and post your result.

You don't need to change anything to your hd.

As soon as you pick English for the language, the icon should be right top corner.

 

p.s. I am installing OS X on Dell X300.

Sound works without patch.

10/100 network card works after broadcom 570x patch.

Wifi card works after IO80211family patch.

Sorry for my poor English

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hi troublemaker (hope you're not .. :) )

 

I just solved this here very easily: I just deleted the AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext out of my Extensions folder, deleted the two kextcaches, fixed permissions on my volume, rebooted, and boom - the battery meter is working .. :(

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I just deleted the AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext out of my Extensions folder, deleted the two kextcaches, fixed permissions on my volume, rebooted, and boom - the battery meter is working .. ;)

 

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

 

You are very lucky.

After I clean install Jas 10.4.8, there is no AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext in the Extension folder.

I have only AppleCPUThermo.kext.

 

I will try clean install 10.4.6 and post the result.

 

p.s. I am still downloading Jas 10.4.7 dvd

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Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

 

You are very lucky.

After I clean install Jas 10.4.8, there is no AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext in the Extension folder.

I have only AppleCPUThermo.kext.

 

I will try clean install 10.4.6 and post the result.

 

p.s. I am still downloading Jas 10.4.7 dvd

 

Running this bundle in 10.4.8 on an XPS m1710 I get the whole deal. I followed this guide:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=14912

 

If you've tried that then I have no other suggestions...

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I was able to encricle the guilty kexts down to six kexts or so last nite. Need to start working very soon so will post my findings + the working kexts tonight (almost all of them are ACPI related kexts).

 

c u 2nite,

Bugs

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Running this bundle in 10.4.8 on an XPS m1710 I get the whole deal. I followed this guide:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=14912

 

If you've tried that then I have no other suggestions...

 

Thank you, Fry-man22

 

Yes, I did tried.

So far, I think it is ACPI compatiblity problem.

The installer does not find proper ACPI mode to install right kext and (or) kext's compatiblity problem.

The battery bundle fix solves most of the compatiblity problem

on detacting the battery staus, but if the os does not see the ACPI,

that fix only show the icon with X.

 

Now, I tried 10.4.6 clean install, but the installer does not copy the AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext

Probably, it caused by the ACPI detaction problem, too.

 

Also, I tried the software, SlimBatteryMonitor,

but it does not help detacting the ACPI.

 

There must be many differences in ACPI between 10.4.7 and 10.4.8.

Probably that is why Jas 10.4.8 DVD has problem because it is based on 10.4.7.

 

From now, I will stick with Jas 10.4.8 DVD, Koolkal 10.4.9 update, and 8.9.1 SSE2 kernel.

(My notebook has only SSE2)

 

 

 

I was able to encricle the guilty kexts down to six kexts or so last nite. Need to start working very soon so will post my findings + the working kexts tonight (almost all of them are ACPI related kexts).

 

c u 2nite,

Bugs

 

 

That is good, BugsBunny.

 

I was so lazy to go over by kext by kext.

I am trying different installers to find any of them works,

I have one more installer to go which is Jas 10.4.7

I will join you after that.

90% downloaded yet.

 

I was able to encricle the guilty kexts down to six kexts or so last nite. Need to start working very soon so will post my findings + the working kexts tonight (almost all of them are ACPI related kexts).

 

c u 2nite,

Bugs

 

 

That is good, BugsBunny.

 

I was so lazy to go over by kext by kext.

I am trying different installers to find any of them works,

I have one more installer to go which is Jas 10.4.7

I will join you after that.

90% downloaded yet.

 

I was able to encricle the guilty kexts down to six kexts or so last nite. Need to start working very soon so will post my findings + the working kexts tonight (almost all of them are ACPI related kexts).

 

c u 2nite,

Bugs

 

 

 

That is good, BugsBunny.

 

I was so lazy to go over by kext by kext.

I am trying different installers to find any of them works,

I have one more installer to go which is Jas 10.4.7

I will join you after that.

90% downloaded yet.

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hm? might wanna cleanse your posting .. :rolleyes:

 

anyway, attached you find the kexts. Please be aware that these are absolutely central system kexts. You need to make a duplicate of your extensions folder before applying them, best as root, then, logged in as root, rename Extensions to Extensions backup, rename Extension Copy to Extensions, copy the zipped kexts into the newly named Extensions folder and repair permissions on it before you reboot.

 

For messing with these kinds of kext you should have a backdoor access to your install, best from a parallel Mac OS x86 install, or with MacDrive or Transmac. If not you might want to consider to leave your paws far away from these files 'cause the chances are rather high to render your sys unbootable ..

 

You have been warned, and I don't have time to jump in for any support the next couple of days ..

 

Good luck, keep us posted.

kexts.zip

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Hello,

 

Sorry for the late feedback.

I did try the kext, but it did not work with 10.4.9.

Maybe your kext was extraction from different version or some other problem.

Maybe too many replacement??

 

Anyway, I am glad you could reduce the number of involved kext.

 

Now, here is my test result.

 

The Jas 10.4.7 DVD did not found my battery neither. Now I am trying to find kexts that will find one. I got different notebook with working battery indicator.

 

Both notebook clean installed 10.4.8 and upgraded to 9. I will post my prograss later.

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Running this bundle in 10.4.8 on an XPS m1710 I get the whole deal. I followed this guide:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=14912

 

If you've tried that then I have no other suggestions...

 

Hi there,

 

Can you tell me what hardware works in your case because I tried OS X 10.4.8 on my laptop which is the same and I have no sound, no network, no QE/CI. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Suser

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  • 2 months later...

Hi all,

I also don't have AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext on my system.

I've an Acer Travelmate 4220, and tryed all posts I found regarding battery meter with no success.

The funny thing is that I tryed on an Acer Travelmate 4230 and the patched PowerManagement.bundle did work great.

Any other ideas?

Bye

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