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I had to rebuild my machine due to a faulty onboard nic. As a result I'm currently using a RealTek chipset usb wireless nic. I built my DSDT with the onboard nic so my DSDT does not have this nic's information. I believe due to this I'm not able to have these applications work. What I have done is the following:


Generate a UDID and add it to the smbios.plist

Remove the network plist to have it generate a new one

Use Chameleon Wizard to generate a new Serial

Use prebuild smbios in Chameleon Wizard

Using Chameleon 2.1 r1998


Still no dice. I have read in another thread where someone was able to resolve this by setting their usb nic as eth0 and this resolved the issue but I have not had luck in contacting them. Attached is my IOReg dump and DSDT if anyone can help with this.

DSDT-IOReg.zip

OSX Lion 10.7.2 (Apple Update to 10.7.4)

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 - rev3.3 - F14 BIOS (Chameleon v2.1 r2035)

Asus GeForce 8400GS 1Gb DDR3

E6420 Duo Core 2 | 4Gb RAM

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After playing around with this for a bit I'm seeing that my only NIC (the USB Nic) is showing as IOBuiltin as false under NetworkInterfaces.plist. Even setting it to True and rebooting sets it back to false.


I guess my ask here is how do I make this USB Nic set to true for IOBuiltIn? I do have EthernetBuiltin option set. What DSDT modifications do I need to do?


Edit: I dumped another DSDT using Ubuntu Live CD but when I use this DSDT I get a kernel panic about 10 seconds or so after the desktop is shown. I also did not see any reference to any RealTek devices (not my USB Nic nor my Audio chipset).

 

dsdt2.aml.zip

OSX Lion 10.7.2 (Apple Update to 10.7.4)

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 - rev3.3 - F14 BIOS (Chameleon v2.1 r2035)

Asus GeForce 8400GS 1Gb DDR3

E6420 Duo Core 2 | 4Gb RAM

23" Apple Cinema Display | BT Apple Magic Mouse | HP GX607AA Webcam

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I'm not sure you can inject a property into an USB device via DSDT or device-properties string, or if it would solve your problem.


Don't you have a Marvell 88E8056? If you load the kext you will have en0 ethernet set as built-in and your problem should be solved, even if you use the Realtek NIC to connect (set it as en1).

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I do have that kext but I think I have a defective hardware NIC as when I install that kext now my system freezes or will stop booting up. Once I remove the kext my system works fine. I've used this same kext before so I know its not a corrupt kext. I really do think there is something wrong with this onboard nic. I guess I could solve this with a PCI nic card but trying to get this resolved using a USB nic for now.

OSX Lion 10.7.2 (Apple Update to 10.7.4)

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 - rev3.3 - F14 BIOS (Chameleon v2.1 r2035)

Asus GeForce 8400GS 1Gb DDR3

E6420 Duo Core 2 | 4Gb RAM

23" Apple Cinema Display | BT Apple Magic Mouse | HP GX607AA Webcam

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Maybe something like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1d,0x7)/USB(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>
	<key>built-in</key>
	<string>0x01</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

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That didn't work but I did go back and re-enabled the nic in the bios and tried my Live Linux CD. Network card appeared to be working so I took a gamble and installed the kext. No more freeze ups. Weird. I'm now able to log into iCloud.

OSX Lion 10.7.2 (Apple Update to 10.7.4)

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 - rev3.3 - F14 BIOS (Chameleon v2.1 r2035)

Asus GeForce 8400GS 1Gb DDR3

E6420 Duo Core 2 | 4Gb RAM

23" Apple Cinema Display | BT Apple Magic Mouse | HP GX607AA Webcam

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