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Old 06-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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My entire Hackintosh computer slows down when my kindle 2 is plugged in!

hi everyone. i have a big problem with this kindle. every time i plugged up my K2 the computer slows down, locks up, and doesnt detect the kindle at times. i dunno whats going on with it. i thought it was the savory and ss hack but i removed them and it worked fine. i have a homemade hackintosh. when i plugg it to my real mac it works perfectly. this started happening recently and i dont know what could cause it. as soon as i remove my kindle by disconnecting the wire, without ejecting cuz it just locks up, everything returns back to normal. whats the deal with this thing?
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Since the Kindle works fine with your actual Mac, I would think the problem is with the Hackintosh and not the Kindle. Maybe a driver issue.
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What Daffy said. Ensure you have to correct USB/Chipset drivers/kexts installed.

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Old 06-26-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem w/ my K1 and a nice new iMac. I found the following in the forums and it solved my problem. Maybe you should try it?


According to Scotty1024:

OK, I think I figured it out.

I've only hooked my Kindle 2 up via USB to a Mac Pro at home.

At Home I'm not running 10.4 or 10.5.

At Work I'm running 10.5.

I hooked up the Kindle 2 via USB to my Mac Pro at work and all hell broke loose.

The culprit is Spotlight. It is sucking down all your Kindle's bandwidth creating a Spotlight index of all the content on the Kindle. I'm researching how to club Spotlight over the head and keep it off the Kindle but for now it's definitely a problem (unless you aren't using 10.4 or 10.5).

UPDATE: Go to the Spotlight control panel's Privacy tab and drag the Kindle's icon from Finder into the panel. This will create a file on the Kindle that marks it as "Do No Spotlight This Device!" If you ever notice a directory on the Kindle named .Spotlight-V100 don't delete it! That's where the file is stored, in that directory.
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