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Join Date: Sep 2011
09-18-2012, 06:58 PM
i updated to 10.6.8 and everything works. thanks to everyone here.
But i have one problem. i want to use hide partition key and the chameleon does not respond. it used to work with the 0.8.5 nbi. is there a way to just change the chameleon in the NBI special?
Join Date: Jan 2009
10-28-2012, 04:06 PM
For you STEC users out there that can't get your mini 9 to sleep on 10.6.8, here is the fix!
This is how I did it:
Locate /System/Library/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext and delete it. Now go into Extra/GeneralExtensions and notice that you already have IOATAFamily.kext in there. That's the conflict, I had two of them loading at startup causing a problem. Now for the sleepenabler.kext, I simply put it in AdditionalExtensions and ran UpdateExtra. Wait until it has finished and then reboot.
Done, that's it. Now my mini 9 sleeps perfectly. ;-)
In my AdditionalExtensions folder I have the following items:
As of now:
• Sleep works
• Sound Works
• Microphone Works
• Camera Works
• Bluetooth Works
• Speed Step Works*
* Freq, Volt and Temp change automatically with cpu load
PS. For those wondering, on a full charge my mini says 3 hours remaining on the battery!
32GB STEC SSD : 2GB RAM
NBI Version : Latest
SpeedStep : [Enabled]
USB Legacy support : [Disabled]
Join Date: Dec 2008
05-02-2013, 05:01 AM
I know this is one year after your post, but I still can't get sleep to work on my 10.6.8 Dell Mini 9 even after I deleted that IOAta extension that was being loaded aside from the /Extra one.
I mean, the mini goes to sleep, the white light flashes....
I only get it to come out of sleep by pressing the power button shortly, then I see my desktop image but all is dead (keyboard, mouse, nothing works..it's like having a static wallpaper in front of your eyes).
Any idea what else I could try ?
Join Date: Jun 2009
07-09-2013, 08:10 PM
DM9 - 10.6.8 fresh install tutorial
see my post... did you remember to disable hibernation? ...used the tutorial from the beginning of thread along with new kernel. I dont use this mini much but my install used to do that freezing after sleep. But after starting from scratch, i rarely see it when using it.
Join Date: Oct 2009
11-03-2013, 06:00 AM
updated by accident.
got stuck in reboot. held shift on boot to chameleon, got into safe mode by typing recovery=y. ran Disk Utility repaired permissions. ran NBI..351
terminal chmod… command didn't work(said legacy kernel not found though it was sitting in / ). got the files in dchao's post from osx86 dot com.
ran legacy kernel installer. ran NBI..351 again.
terminal sysctl says Inspiron1011 still.
then after reboots it reads Macbook4,1
so I changed NBI..351 plist to Macbook4,1
still no after couple reboots. couple more reboots and working 10.6.8 with normal boot time! yay [no Bluetooth even though enabled in BIOS]
all seems to work, sleep was fine without SleepEnabler kext
no sound. reboots don't fix. tried Kext helper
I had read Sleep enabler kext might fix sound, nope. if kexts aren't getting installed, something may need permission?
I dunno maybe someone does?
Join Date: Sep 2009
11-04-2013, 01:35 PM
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