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Inspiron 1420 (Vostro 1400), 10.9.4, No Sound from Speakers

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First post, please forgive me for any errors of omission. 

 

I currently have a Inspiron 1420/Vostro 1400 with Nvidia graphics running Mavericks 10.9.4. It's totally stable with no kernel panics, but there's one hitch: I don't get any sound from my onboard speakers. If I plug in my headphones, I hear everything loud and clear. I'm reluctant to tinker when everything is so stable, but I also don't want to stop when I'm 99% of the way there.

 

Here's the steps/specifics of my install:

  1. I created a bootable USB using the most recent version of myHack, a copy of the 10.9.4 installation app, and the D630 Nvidia Bootpack. The installation went smoothly, but slowly.
  2. Since I had some time on my hands, I came back here and stumbled across Axel-Erfurt's amazing thread for D630's with Nvidia graphics. I didn't want to stop an installation that seemed to be proceeding smoothly, so I copied the Extra folder from his D630 Installer and his D630InstallerPost.zip to a second USB Drive.
  3. After the installation was completed and I was at the desktop, I plugged in the second USB and ran myHack -> install extra, and used the Extra File copied from the D630 Installer. 
  4. Ran the D630InstallerPost.zip & restarted. 
  5. Post restart, I found that I had everything except for sound. So, I downloaded and installed the VoodooHDA_V286_MAV.pkg from sourceforge. It's currently in S/L/E. That got me sound through the headphone jack, but still nothing from speakers. 

I've thought about copying the VoodooHDA.kext from the D630 Installer into S/L/E, but because it's stable I didn't want to tinker without knowing what would happen.

 

 

 

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Make a backup of the voodoohda in /S/L/E. Install the one from D630 installer into /S/L/E with kextwizard. If still no sound, try modding the info.plist.

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Hmm, no change after changing the voodooHDA.kext. Looks like I'll have to muck about the info.plist.

 

Also, I'm getting the attached error about AppleHDADisabler.kext. Should I just use kextwizard to replace it with the one from my install USB?

 

Edited to add the attachment. Extension.tiff

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Make a copy of voodoohda to the desktop. Right click on it and select show package contents. Click on contents and open info.plist with plistedit pro or textedit.

Drill down to MixerValues:

1) Change iGain to 0

2) and these to True. Save it and install it to /S/L/E with kextwizard. Run myHack->myFix (quick)

<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfMicVolumeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableMuteFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix</key>
<true/>

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Still no joy after making the changes and running myHack -> myFix (quick). Here's the info.plist as it stands now:

 

<?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>BuildMachineOSBuild</key>
<string>11G63</string>
<key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
<string>English</string>
<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
<string>VoodooHDA</string>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA</string>
<key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
<string>6.0</string>
<key>CFBundleName</key>
<string>VoodooHDA</string>
<key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
<string>KEXT</string>
<key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>
<string>2.8.6</string>
<key>CFBundleSignature</key>
<string>????</string>
<key>CFBundleVersion</key>
<string>2.8.6</string>
<key>DTCompiler</key>
<string>com.apple.compilers.llvmgcc42</string>
<key>DTPlatformBuild</key>
<string>4F1003</string>
<key>DTPlatformVersion</key>
<string>GM</string>
<key>DTSDKBuild</key>
<string>10K549</string>
<key>DTSDKName</key>
<string>macosx10.6</string>
<key>DTXcode</key>
<string>0441</string>
<key>DTXcodeBuild</key>
<string>4F1003</string>
<key>IOKitPersonalities</key>
<dict>
<key>VoodooHDA</key>
<dict>
<key>AllowMSI</key>
<true/>
<key>Boost</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
<string>org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA</string>
<key>IOClass</key>
<string>VoodooHDADevice</string>
<key>IOMatchCategory</key>
<string>VoodooHDADevice</string>
<key>IOPCIClassMatch</key>
<string>0x04020000&0xfffe0000</string>
<key>IOProviderClass</key>
<string>IOPCIDevice</string>
<key>IOUserClientClass</key>
<string>VoodooHDAUserClient</string>
<key>InhibitCache</key>
<false/>
<key>MixerValues</key>
<dict>
<key>PCM</key>
<integer>90</integer>
<key>Rec</key>
<integer>70</integer>
<key>iGain</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>iMix</key>
<integer>0</integer>
</dict>
<key>NodesToPatch</key>
<array/>
<key>Noise</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>Vectorize</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfMicVolumeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableMuteFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix</key>
<true/>
<key>VoodooHDAVerboseLevel</key>
<integer>0</integer>
</dict>
</dict>
<key>OSBundleLibraries</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily</key>
<string>1.1fc9</string>
<key>com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily</key>
<string>2.1</string>
<key>com.apple.kpi.iokit</key>
<string>9.0.0</string>
<key>com.apple.kpi.libkern</key>
<string>9.0.0</string>
<key>com.apple.kpi.mach</key>
<string>9.0.0</string>
<key>com.apple.kpi.unsupported</key>
<string>9.0.0</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

 

 
 

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Still not working. I used 2.8.7 from the link you provided, installed it, ran the quick fix with myFix. Also edited the info.plist file the same way you suggested before and repeated the quick fix.

 

It's weird because it see that the speakers are there, it just doesn't send anything out to them. I even booted off of a live Ubuntu CD just to test to see that they worked, and sure enough everything was fine. 

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