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Hi,

I have the Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy 4 which is working under Mac OSX Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate (tested on both). Now I installed the new Snow Leopard and there I installed the driver kxAudioDriver-1.3b0.dmg firstly, but the sound does not work. So I looked at your page and and found the new driver kxAudioDriver_1-11b0.dmg. After downloading I deinstalled the old driver using the uninstaller in the dmg and installed the new driver.

But the sound does not work after rebooting :-( It shows: No Built-in Audio

Hope you can help me...

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Yup, this is a 'known issue' for a very long time and I don't expect much to happen in this area unless "E" is encouraged ('specially' :( here'z hint -> ($_$) but then again, you never know :rolleyes: it maybe fixed as surprise)


I am positive that I had sound in Vmware Fusion 2 with Leopard 10.5.7...

About the second issue, can you be more specific? steps on how to recreate this garbled sound, app type etc? this can hopefully get fixed in newer releases.


It happens on random basis, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day, and sometimes i does not happen in 2 days.

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Can some1 post a working kext for SB X-FI Xtreme PCI-E and if possible 5.1
thanks in advance ;)

PS: yes i tired searching before posting :)

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Can some1 post a working kext for SB X-FI Xtreme PCI-E and if possible 5.1
thanks in advance :)

PS: yes i tired searching before posting :D


Read the first top post: Don't you dare post a comment without reading rest of this first post!
kX will not support X-Fi series click here and discuss about X-Fi here http://forum.insanel...howtopic=135076

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Hello, i have problem with my sound card - Creative Audigy2ZS EMU10K2.
I use iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6) for my hackintosh and everything is great - fast, stable, without any errors,... just this sound.
And about the instructions from Eugene Gavrilov:

NOT WORKING? Perform these general checks and post replies:
0. Checked Compatiblity list above? - My sound card is compatible
1. Cable connections checked from behind? On proper port? ond NOT on Mic port?� - Checked - everything is ok there
2. Audio Midi Setup set with appropriate speakers? Performed Speaker Test? - "There is no Input device"
3. Speakers Powered ON? Power Cables checked? - Everything is ok
4. HeadPhones plugged in resulting in Mute? - I don't use headphones.
5. Any other drivers conflicting? OnBoard Audio disabled in BIOS? (Onboard drivers for Azalia / AppleHDA known to conflict) - Onboard Azalia codec is disabled, i deteled the AppleHDA from /Library/Preferences directory
6. Is Device's name mentioned properly in Audio Midi setup? eg. "kX 0350 etc" (Application \ Utilities) - Yes it is (see the screenshot)
7. "Intel ICH and PIIX Controller" was enabled in your OSX setup? unchecked Azalia, AppleHDA in setup? - Intel ICH controller - enabled
8. Volume Controls checked? � - Yes
9. Earlier versions working on your system? (have you tried earlier versions? see my signature for download links) - No
10. Your sound works on XP/Vist???? (and with kX drivers for Windows???) - Yes its working great.
11. BIOS shows information that PCI card is inserted properly? - It is
12. Tried other Distros such as JaS, Kalyway, Leo4All? etc? - Only Kalyway and iDeneb running on this hackintosh.
13. Sound comes when you put your headphones ON? in the headphones port? - No
14. Are you using modified BIOS??? keep your BIOS updated with stable build - I use the original, i don't know how to flash bios
15. Unloading and Reloading driver kext works? - There is no effect.

So tell me - what can i do? I'm trying from several months and nothing. On my previous installation i used my onboard audio but its give me headaches. ;)

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It would be nice if people can give feedback of this driver as Eugene officially announced it on 30 dec
DRIVERHEAVEN IS NOW HARDWAREHEAVEN (Don't forget to update bookmarks if you have any :P ) My signature updated accordingly

Hi guys,

I almost forgot about it, but I implemented 64-bit support for kX driver for Snow Leopard in Autumn.. Sorry for the delay with releasing it.

The driver is here now.

This version supports Snow Leopard -only-

Changes:
* Added snow leopard support
* Improved and extended SDK with a lot of opensource stuff
* AC97 control (thanks to Dmitry Gorelov)

Please report your bug reports here: bug reports

Happy new year and all my best wishes to you :)

Download link: http://download.kxpr...iver-1.11b0.dmg

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Hello, i have problem with my sound card - Creative Audigy2ZS EMU10K2.
I use iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6) for my hackintosh and everything is great - fast, stable, without any errors,... just this sound.
And about the instructions from Eugene Gavrilov:

These instructions are NOT from Eugene himself though, these are solutions based on user feedback.

 


So tell me - what can i do? I'm trying from several months and nothing. On my previous installation i used my onboard audio but its give me headaches. :(

1.3b0 driver should work fine with your system, hope you're not using the current 1.11b0 snow leo version of driver on leo (which obviously doesn't work on my system). Please check your system log (apple button > about this mac > more information button > LOGs (on left side)) see the error messages out there... 

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Yes, but 1.30b is not working on my system. :D I tried all drivers versions (without 1.11b) but there is no result :(

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Yes, but 1.30b is not working on my system. :P I tried all drivers versions (without 1.11b) but there is no result :(

Is that iDeneb? btw did you check the system log for errors? specially related to kx blah blah?  :P

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Yes i checked, and everything seems is ok. I use iDeneb 1.4 (which is OS X 10.5.6)

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Yes i checked, and everything seems is ok. I use iDeneb 1.4 (which is OS X 10.5.6)

Many dudes had problems with iDeneb distro (one or the other problem) Since I'm not using it myself, i can't tell what behind this problem.  :o

If kX extensions are loaded properly, (apple button > about > more info > Extensions on left pane) then guess where the problem is in communication

--> kX driver --> PCI Device (identification or iDeneb's kext) --> Card 


You should also check previous pages (some dudes had success in onr or the other way)

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Just installed this (1.11b0) with my Audigy OEM (Audigy ES equivalent, 10k2 chip) in my Hackintosh (Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.0 running on a Dell Optiplex 760).

Works well so far but haven't tested the two rear speakers yet (repairing them is my next project). I can feel output through my subwoofer, so that's good.

Sound output in Parallels 4 works fine.

Output levels are quit a bit louder than the Griffin Firewave that I was previously using so I got treated to a really loud "Funk" when the install finished :P

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thank you for sharing it.
my sound card work fine now.

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Vanilla SL 10.6.2
Sound SB Audigy (SB0090)
kXAudioDriver-1.11b0

The microphone does not work. No input device found.
What to do?

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much love! Loaded the x64 driver, according to sys-profiler.

Between this and PTHVolume my SL install is rockin!

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bash-3.2# kextload -t /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext
can't add kernel extension /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext (validation error) (run kextload on this kext with -t for diagnostic output)
kernel extension /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext has problems:
Validation failures:
{
	"Executable file doesn't contain kernel extension code" = true
}

Umm..?

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bash-3.2# kextload -t /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext
can't add kernel extension /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext (validation error) (run kextload on this kext with -t for diagnostic output)
kernel extension /system/library/extensions/kxaudiodriver.kext has problems:
Validation failures:
{
    "Executable file doesn't contain kernel extension code" = true
}

Umm..?


Go to 1.11b0 Bug Report Page from here  :)  

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Great!

Internal Realtek ALC onboard is slowly dieing a quieter and quieter death, so I scored

http://cgi.ebay.com/...T#ht_500wt_1059

on eBay for $3!. Glad it'll work on my hack pro :(

[EDIT: Double post because of IPS driver error...grrrr...]

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Great!

Internal Realtek ALC onboard is slowly dieing a quieter and quieter death, so I scored

http://cgi.ebay.com/...T#ht_500wt_1059

on eBay for $3!. Glad it'll work on my hack pro :)

[EDIT: Double post because of IPS driver error...grrrr...]


I see mention of the CA??? chip in that description plus emu10k2.5 so it may not work, Creative in their infinite wisdom decided to fsck with their line of cards making some of them you would think work with this driver not because it is not the "real" chip on there.

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I see mention of the CA??? chip in that description plus emu10k2.5 so it may not work, Creative in their infinite wisdom decided to fsck with their line of cards making some of them you would think work with this driver not because it is not the "real" chip on there.


Nope.. Works fine, I got the card in the mail today, popped it in and it works perfectly

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(System Preferences after unloading old VoodooHDA kext)

Gets a bit of distortion after turning it up past half on the volume meter (using headphones) but good enough not to really bother me. I don't know if it's the card or the OS, this is literally a brand new card for me, so I guess I'll find out if it does the same thing on Windows if I ever bother to reinstall it again. ;)

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Nope.. Works fine, I got the card in the mail today, popped it in and it works perfectly


Good to hear so to speak, those details had me wondering if it was one of them bad cards.





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