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how to backup kext im using? how can i upgrade osx? why does my proc not show all cores? +other ques

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i have an asus u46e-bal7 laptop i have a few questions, someone please help.

everything works 100% except i had to swap out the internal wireless card. I had to play around with keyboard / mouse kext and i forgot what i used.
two finger scroll/gestures don't work. Also disable trackpad while typing doesn't work. It's hard to type without my mouse clicking in my text.:banghead:

questions
1:how can i backup my kext im using so incase i want to reinstall/upgrade?:?:
2:is it safe to do osx system updates? :?:
3:if i want to go to 10.10 or newer whats the best way for me ?:?:
4:why does my intel i7 quad only show 2 cores?:?:
5:how can i fix my mouse/trackpad issues mentioned above:?:


here are my specs

osx 10.9.0
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7 quad core :headbang:
Processor Speed: 2.79 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2 (why does it only show 2)? :?:
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 25.1 GT/s
wireless card used - Atheros 9280 Abgn Ar9280 AR5BHB92

Intel HD Graphics 3000 // VRAM (Total): 512 MB // 1366x768 resolution
Vendor: Intel (0x8086) // Device ID: 0x0126 // Revision ID: 0x0009



any advice / help is much appreciated!!!!!:thumbup:


 

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i have an asus u46e-bal7 laptop i have a few questions, someone please help.

everything works 100% except i had to swap out the internal wireless card. I had to play around with keyboard / mouse kext and i forgot what i used.
two finger scroll/gestures don't work. Also disable trackpad while typing doesn't work. It's hard to type without my mouse clicking in my text.:banghead:


What trackpad is installed in the laptop?

questions
1:how can i backup my kext im using so incase i want to reinstall/upgrade?:?:
Keep good notes on which kexts you used, where you got them, and how they are to be installed.

2:is it safe to do osx system updates? :?:
Did you use Clover? A correctly setup system using Clover can generally be updated with little hassle.

It really depends on how you accomplished the various patching tasks...

From where did you download OS X?

3:if i want to go to 10.10 or newer whats the best way for me ?:?:
Installing any version of OS X is essentially the same.

4:why does my intel i7 quad only show 2 cores?:?:
What CPU is it?

Please provide complete details in your profile/signature
(Profile/Settings link in upper right corner of this site)

Mobo: manufacturer/model + bootloader(Clover/Chameleon/Chimera)
CPU: detailed CPU model + motherboard chipset
Graphics: all graphics devices + laptop internal screen resolution

For example, typical Ivy laptop:
Mobo: HP ProBook 4540s (Clover)
CPU: i5-3320m/HM76
Graphics: HD4000, 1366x768

Use CPU-Z on Windows to find CPU (Core iX-xxx) and motherboard chipset (HMxx), and graphics capabilities. For a laptop, these details are important and affect critical installation procedures.

Note: When specifying your bootloader, if using Clover legacy, please be sure to specify "Clover legacy"). Specifying "Clover" will be assumed as "Clover UEFI"

5:how can i fix my mouse/trackpad issues mentioned above:?:
Install PS2 kexts appropriate for your trackpad hardware.​
 
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