Hardware that does not work with El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by zz00ter, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. zz00ter, Oct 4, 2015
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    zz00ter macrumors newbie

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    USB Wifi Adapters

    Asus USB-N66
    Asus USB-N10

    BearEctender Original
    BearExternder 1200

    Amped Wireless UA230A

    D-Link DWA-192

    Do NOT work with El Capitan


    From BearExtender support guy

    The problem is not simple code we could quickly change, it comes from an incompatible Kernel extension that is provided by the chipset maker, and the chip was discontinued so they won’t release a new kernel extension. We are still trying to find some sort of workaround but have not been able to yet.
     
  2. Yester5 macrumors regular

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    My Apple USB External Super Drive will not work since upgrading.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    What model computer do you have? I've used one with a 2012 Mac Mini and a 2013 retina Macbook Pro just fine.
     
  4. DavidSFenton macrumors newbie

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    Nor will my WD My Cloud Drives or my NEAT Scanner!
     
  5. PHel67 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a list of supposedly supported hardware that in reality doesn't support 10.11.x yet?

    Nvidia's list of supported GPUs in their latest driver indicate that support is limited to only a few of their GPUs used in macs. My 2012 Macbook pro with a GT 650M chip should work with 10.11 according the release info, but any app that require some form of accelerated graphics has either slowed to a crawl or crashes.

    Hence my list of unsupported hardware begins with:
    Nvidia Geforce GT 650M
     
  6. Brachaci macrumors newbie

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    My dongle Huawei E3251 was not working with El Capitan public beta releases.
    Does anyone know, if the problem stands with the GM version? In the past Huawei released its own new drivers, but weeks after the GM has been released.
     
  7. bdkuhn macrumors newbie

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    So I guess I'm SOL with installing El Capitan to my Mac Mini 2012 model as I tried and it gets almost the the end and crashes.

    Do you think Apple will fix the issue or I'll just either have to upgrade to a new mac mini?
     
  8. PHel67 macrumors newbie

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    It is only a driver issue so I'm confident they will fix it. Anything else would give them seriously bad rep. What I find most surprising is that this hasn't been sorted at the time of release. It's not just a few odd models that have been left in the cold, but entire model-lines of fairly recent machines.
     
  9. bdkuhn macrumors newbie

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    I'm VERY VERY dissapointed as now I have to revert back to Yosemite and I guess wait and hopefully sites such as this will inform us that the release is now working properly. I can't believe Apple would release something like this as my upgrade on my laptop to Win 10 went smoothly without any hitches!
     
  10. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I've personally upgraded 3 2012 Mac Minis without any problems at all. The good news is that you don't need a new Mini, but you will need to try to diagnose your problem if you intend to use 10.11.
     
  11. bdkuhn macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea what my problem would be. Could it be a DVD drive or external drive connected that could cause the problem?
     
  12. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's not impossible, and simple enough to remove them when you install. It's also possible that it's a conflict with some software you have installed in the computer.
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Apple still supports the 650M, so whether Nvidia directly does or not is irrelevant, and it is still working fine for most people.
    Do you have a Retina Macbook Pro? If so, it may be having a hardware failure: https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
     
  14. PHel67 macrumors newbie

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    No, it's a regular 2012 15" macbook. It runs GL-apps just fine with Mavericks. Performance dropped a little with Yosemite, and took a dive with ElCap. It still runs fine if I feed it a disk with Mavericks.

    The only Nvidia driver specifically built for ElCap only support GTX680, GTX285, GT120, 8800GT, Quadro K5000 for Mac, Quadro 4000 for Mac, Quadro FX 4800 and Quadro FX 5600. Not a single mobile series GPU is listed as supported.
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Right, but Nvidia does not write the drivers that come with the operating system. Nvidia's web drivers have never supported the mobile GPUs that come in Apple laptops.
    For reference here's the link to Nvidia's web driver that was for 10.9.5: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/77751/en-us
    The same cards are supported as with the Nvidia El Capitan web driver.
     
  16. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    The Nvidia driver are already included in OS X. The web version is just for the old Mac Pro where you could buy a third-party graphic card.
     
  17. zen macrumors 68000

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    No problems here on my late 2012 Mac Mini.
     
  18. PHel67 macrumors newbie

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    If it is included it doesn't seem to work very well. 2D apps that use OpenGL for scaling of UI-elements seem particularly hard hit. I've noticed that Apple put a lot of effort into Metal, but there is no mention in any release-notes that existing APIs have been crippled to the extent this looks like. That is what makes me assume there is a driver problem.
     
  19. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Dunno, OpenGL on my AMD graphic card is a little faster. But a performance regression on a particular gpu is possible.
     
  20. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I have successfully installed El Capitan on both a 2012 Mac mini and a 2010 Mac mini no problems at all. Not sure what you are expecting Apple to fix.
     
  21. hounsome macrumors newbie

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    same here i am going to an apple store tomorrow to find out why as mine is the Apple one that was insane my machine and has just moved as i needed a 2nd hard drive for large amounts of data. apple also fitted 2nd hard drive for me
     
  22. Aneef macrumors regular

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    My Huawei Dongle E8372 is working fine with El Cap 10.11
     
  23. Brachaci macrumors newbie

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    Hi m8. And it is working sa designed or did you use some workaround to make it work?
     
  24. Aneef macrumors regular

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    It is working as it did in Yosemite. I didn't change or do anything to make it work.
     

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