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Join Date: Aug 2009
My Fix for No Audio after Wake from Sleep - 09-06-2009, 07:15 AM
First of all, many thanks to everyone who contributes to and makes this site possible.
I've spent more hours than I'd freely admit trying to fix this audio issue and none of the fixes I read about worked for me. I also like to keep things simple where possible, so installing 3rd-party apps that kick off scripts to try and fake out the OS weren't particularly desirable (nor did they work, for me).
I still do builds using two USB keys: one has syslinux boot and the other has the 10.5.6 OS X image. I do this because I've had "hang" issues with some of the other recipes, but truth be told, those problems may have been caused by incorrect BIOS settings. Whatever the case, I understand the 2-key install and it has never let me down.
On my most recent build, I used my USB keys but tried to keep to the to the script in Reydemia's guide:
Fool Proof No Hassle Mini 10v Install EVERYTHING WORKS!!
I did this because it uses a modified DellEFI v1.1 that has an audio fix baked right in. So I took Reydemia's guide through number 4 "Updating OSX to 10.5.7" which I applied using the incremental update.
Please note that I had taken an earlier build up through 10.5.8, but never got any of the "sound after sleep" hacks to work. I'd also managed to dork up the build in the process of trying to fix them, so I decided to go back to 10.5.7 to see if I'd have better luck.
This time, however, I started looking through Apple forum posts for people having this issue with their MacBook's. In one post, someone mentioned something about using Disk Utility to Repair Permissions.
So to the best of my recollection, here are the steps I followed to fix my No Audio after Wake from Sleep problem:
1. Open Disk Utility
2. Select Drive in left pane
3. Select "Repair Disk Permissions" button and confirm
The repair process takes awhile, but when it was done, there were a ton of lines in the history screen and most of them suggested that they were repairing perms on Audio related kext's.
And I walked away for a bit. When I returned, the Aurora desktop image was displayed, but there was no dock and OSX was unresponsive.
5. Hard power down and reboot to safe mode (using '-x' boot option)
6. Run "DellEFI for 10v" with following options checked:
- Reinstall Dell Mini 9 Extensions
- Install old mirror friendly GMA kext
- Remove custom dsdt.aml file
- I have the "Disable Hibernate and remove sleep file" option checked by default, so I UNCHECKED that just as is described in the "Fool Proof" install.
7. Reboot to safe mode again
8. Run "DellEFI for 10v" with only the following options checked:
- Generate custom dsdt.aml file
9. Reboot normal (no safe mode)
Not only is audio working after sleep, but going to sleep and waking seems a lot snappier too. Please note that on my system there is a very brief click/pop from the internal speaker when my 10v attempts to play sound after waking.
Lastly, I don't know why this worked for me or whether all the options I selected when using the "DellEFI for 10v" were necessary. All I know is that it DID work and after spending untold hours trying to fix this problem, I'm ecstatic. I would love to hear if this works for anyone else.
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-16-2009, 12:09 AM
After a series of errors and missteps today, I now have sound after sleep, external speakers and headphones (mic too), and I can sleep from the Apple menu, and wake with a tap of the power button. The volume shortcut keys work too.
I used mechdrew's lastest NBI installation method with 10.5 retail and then the 10.5.8 combo.
I never had external speaker sound after wake from sleep. Your thread got me looking at Reydemia's Guide.
I wasn't sure if installing Sleepwatcher would conflict with NBI or not, but I decided to go ahead. I completely overlooked step 6, in that I did not delete the sleep file. I followed step 7, installing both Sleepwatcher packages. I also missed the e +I instruction in step 7, and did my best to fix things in Terminal. I may have mucked it up. The result was no sound after wake from sleep, plus the volume keys didn't work at all, and the volume icon disappeared from the menu bar twice.
I did find that after wake from sleep with no external sound, if I plugged in my earbuds they didn't work either, but when I unplugged them sound then returned to the external speakers.
I decided I wanted to go back to what I had but I had no idea how. I found these Terminal instructions via Google on how to remove Sleepwatcher:
Smart Phone Tools: Uninstall SleepWatcher
go to terminal
sudo rm /usr/local/sbin/sleepwatcher
sudo rm /usr/local/share/man/man8/sleepwatcher.8
sudo rm /etc/rc.sleep
sudo rm /etc/rc.wakeup
go to finder delete: /Library/StartupItems/SleepWatcher
So I applied them. After reboot, and about a half dozen more restarts and a dozen sleeps to confirm, I can wake from sleep with (instant) external sound or earbuds, and the mic too.
The volume keys have worked consistently.
I can sleep and wake with above working by closing the lid, via the Apple Menu, or tapping the power button.
If somebody can make sense of this I would love to hear about it.
I better add that this is not a how to, but how I accidentally did it.
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