1. Would you be willing to briefly list the kexts you're using so far with the UD3P board? I tried out the VoodooPower 1.2.1 you mentioned--it works nicely so far; I'd like to know what else you're using at this point.
2. Also, I have a Sapphire ATI HD 3870 512mb and used "ATI Radeon HD 3870.pkg" installed upon the first boot (can't remember where I got the pkg from). It seems to work just fine without any other modifications, as far as I can tell. Is the EFI string method any different and/or better?
I totally second the 3rd party silent video cooler--am using the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 rev 2--haven't been monitoring the video temperature, but it sure is a lot quieter, even with the optional fans.
Thanks so much...
Here ya go, it's open for beta:http://www.mediafire...ynji44/UD3P.zip
The only thing that doesn't work is the 2 Jmicron SATA AHCI ports. One user I'm working with already has it working, so it's just a matter of narrowing down the kexts to get it right. Right now, I get a Kernel Panic at boot when I enable the Jmicron SATA ports with AHCI turned on. So I have that off until I've got it nailed down. The package includes the full kit otherwise, everything works. Ethernet requires 10-20 seconds to wake from sleep and you'll see a lot of errors from the audio HDA, but it works just fine. Keep in mind that on the 889a, the green port is "internal speaker" and the black port is "line out". Headphone out works via internal headers, if your case has front audio jacks. To install, pop in a hard drive and do the following using Uinstaller:
1. Install Leopard
2. Install the 668mb 10.5.6 Combo Update (just download off Apple's site)
3. Install Uinstaller (I included the 3870 hex for you) and copy the UD3P package to that hard drive
Boot it up, setup Leopard, and you'll get an error about Voodoo not loading properly. Re-install the kexts using Uinstaller and reboot; you'll need to manually restart after a minute (Voodoo power management replaces OpenHaltRestart and adds speedstepping, but since it doesn't load the first time you have to manually re-install it). Go ahead and download all the small updates and keep rebooting until you get everything. Once I've got that last Jmicron thing fixed, I'll put it all together in an Mkext (except for R1000 & AppleSMBIOSEFI, which need to be in SLE) and release it. Very stable, been enjoying it for the last week with zero hiccups
As far as the EFI String goes, I don't know if there's any differences. All I can tell you is that the string works fine, no problems for me. Only gripe is the fan noise. Newegg delivered my Accelero fans today, but no heatsink haha. Another night with the whirrr of the 3870 on full blast
Ok, just re-did my setup all over again, this time using the old GeForce 6600. I got exactly the same behavior as with my 8400 GS: the video works a-ok after the 10.5.5 combo update and all software updates are done. Then I install the kext package and the audio, then reboot and the video problem happens.
Obviously my system doesn't like either the audio fix or one of the kexts. I guess I will need to install each kext one by one to see what is causing the bug. I assume I need to use the kexts that are, in the package :
1- in Installation/Motherboards/Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3l.plugin/kext/*.kext
2- in Developer/Kext Files/Mkext Files/*.kext
The files in the Developer folder are the same as the files in the Plugin, it's just there for convenience. Here's a hint: a Plugin is nothing but a folder saved with a .plugin extension. You can right-click and view contents. Inside is a Kext folder and an Extensions.mkext folder. You can extract the Mkext files by using Mkext Tool in the Developer's folder, but instead just use the kexts I already copied to the Developer's folder (they're there for convenience!). Install all of the kexts but the video kext using Kext Helper. Then try something like NVKush. Odd that it would happen with 2 cards.