Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to DrBenru)
the thing is that you cannot use facetime anymore, neither the macbooks webcam.
is sad ...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to DrBenru)
Here's the command to make your laptop behave like it did Pre-Lion (courtesy of my friend):
sudo nvram boot-args="iog=0x0"
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to chenga.8)
Forgot to add the way back (just in case):
If it screws up your system, just zap the PRAM next boot (cmd-opt-p-r) and you'll be back to the default Lion state. Or if you can still get into terminal, this command will get you back to Lion's default state as well:
sudo nvram -d boot-args
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to chenga.8)
Thank you so much! Works perfect!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to chenga.8)
Thank you — Works Perfectly indeed! Amazing that a command line that simple was left out of Lion.. That was painless.
Now i can put my magnet back on the Refrigerator where it belongs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 12:33 AM (in response to chenga.8)
Your tip works perfect for me. Many thanks.
But, however Apple should take note of this bug & show some options at the Preference panel - Screen
MBP 15" (mid 2009) -
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:06 AM (in response to chenga.8)
It doesn't work for me. I entered it in Terminal and typed in my password, didn't got any error though but it doesn't work. I also tried it after reboot but it has the same behaviour as before.
What did I wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to septi)
@septi There could be several reasons for it not to work including that this command does not work on your particular model Mac. The first thing you should realize is that the command changes a pre-startup boot parameter that your computer will keep everytime it turns on, so the first time you type the command you have to first restart your mac before it will work. Also this is not a command that you should be typing several times
in Terminal you can type
This should give you all the contents of the firmware nvram in your computer. The last line should be:
if your boot-args reads something else you can delete it by typing:
sudo nvram -d boot-args
Now even if you have boot-args set correctly and you've already restarted your mac after setting boot-args you may need to force your computer to detect displays. For this purpose I put a checkmark in the "Show Displays in menu bar" option at the bottom left of the window in System Preferences > Display. Lets say your macbook is on and the screen lid is closed, if the Display menu (a little icon of a screen on the right side of the menu bar) lists more than one display then select Detect diplays with the lid closed. Once Display shows only the setting for your external display you may open your Macbook lid and the internal display should remain off. If you want to re-activate the internal display you need only select detect displays again from the menu with the lid open and both displays will be on.
Hope this helps you.
And again thanks to chenga.8 for the great tip.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 10:22 AM (in response to DrBenru)
Thanks! I checked the variables and noticed that boot-args wasn't set after reboot. I set it again, rebooted and then it showed up and the screen stays off when opening the lid. : )
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 11:31 AM (in response to DrBenru)
I like the way that OS X Lion changed the Clamshell behavior, but I do miss the old way as well, and still do like using it that way, too. My solution is to use my earbuds, just one is neccessary, and place one over the reed switch on the case. I then have the best of both ways, and can easily switch back and forth with little effort. Looks cool, too, almost Appley...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to DrBenru)
My issue is my display no longer plays audio. If I select it from preferences, it will play briefly and then switch back to the laptop's internal audio, even if lid is closed. Any help?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to imranh42)
Does your MacBook send its audio through the display port? If not, your audio-out jack may be defective.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:16 PM (in response to Mark Alexander)
Yes it sends but briefly and then reverts back to MacBook Pro. However the other problem is that the audio controls on the MacBook Pro are not available when the computer is started. It has to be booted by plugging in headphones and waiting till the speaker icon on the bar is activated.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 8:56 PM (in response to DrBenru)
I got the same trouble after OSX 10.7.2 update (on Macbook Air 2011).
Your nvram command solves my problem. Thank you