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Join Date: Dec 2008
DellEFI 1.07 beta 2 - 02-14-2009, 02:15 AM
For the ones curious to see what is coming up with DellEFI v1.07 here is beta 2:
http://mydellmini.googlecode.com/files/ ... 1.07b2.zip
What is new in this release:
-Added new UpdateExtra utility in /Extra to simplify the rebuild of Extra Extensions cache after the user modify it
-Updated SDHC kext with new version from km9
-Replaced natit kext with EFI string
-Add new experimental ApplePS2Keyboard kext to fix stuck key issues after resume from sleep, thanks' to kenp and meklort
There is not much left that is broken. The only complain might be for people wanting Mirroring and for International users... the new PS2 Keyboard driver might throw things off for them (apparently not so... good!).
If you are brave enough to install please report on your experience with this new release.
Make sure you keep a copy of DellEFI v1.06 handy along with a 8.01 Boot CD or USB key in case something goes wrong... better be safe than sorry with those beta ;-)
8GB SSD, 1GB RAM
OS X 10.5.6
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: DellEFI 1.07 beta 2 - 02-14-2009, 04:48 AM
I installed beta two over beta one, still had the hanging reboot like the rest. But that isn't necessarily new either, I've ran into problems with previous versions before. It's nothing serious, more like a FAQ problem.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: DellEFI 1.07 beta 2 - 02-14-2009, 04:55 AM
I installed over 1.06 and after reboot I get to a blank desktop and it hangs. Same result with -f -v or -x -f -v. Same result with DellMiniBoot 8.01. Now I booted the installer and I am repairing permissions, with lots of things being repaired. If this doesn't work do I have to reinstall? Thanks.
OK I booted into the installer and with Terminal I deleted the 2 files in /Volumes/(my drive name)/System/Library/Extensions with modification dates of today: Caches/ and HDAEnabler.kext and also /Volumes/(my drive name)/Extras. Then I was able to boot into my install with DellMiniBoot 8.01. I have re-run DellEFI 1.07 Custom Install and I am about to reboot. I am repairing permissions first and many things differ.
Success!!! Everything is great again. My mouse doesn't freeze momentarily when I insert a SD card like it did when I had manually installed the new driver here: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/sd-c...se--t3690.html Isn't this the same one that is in this DellEFI? I also had manually installed the stuck 0 fix. I would thus think it was because I did that that I had these problems, but I actually think it was just the HDAEnabler.kext for whatever reason and/or maybe Caches/ that I also deleted but I think -f does that one too, or maybe not. Rambling all of my thoughts. Glad to be back though.
One more thing, my System Identifier is now Inspiron 910 and it was previously MacBookAir1,1. I tried reinstalling AboutThisMac.pkg, still Inspiron 910. I don't see any changes that would make this happen. Perhaps one of yesterday's Apple updates did it, like maybe the new Security Update?
Dell Mini 9 - 16GB STEC SSD, 2GB RAM - 1.3MP webcam, BT, no WWAN
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: DellEFI 1.07 beta 2 - 02-14-2009, 10:38 AM
Do thay have a different keyboard?
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