|06-26-2009, 08:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Kindle 2
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?
|06-26-2009, 09:04 PM||#2|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
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.
|06-26-2009, 09:28 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
What Daffy said. Ensure you have to correct USB/Chipset drivers/kexts installed.
|06-26-2009, 10:46 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle, Sony Reader
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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