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I downloaded this and unzip. Then I installed HDAEnabler.kext from it and AppleHDA.kext supplied by FrodoKenny with Universal OSx86 Installer and that is.

If it still don't work for you, try to delete extensions cache and repair permissions in that folder with OSx86Tools. And of course, you have to delete every other audio kext that you may have installed before (Azalia for example...).

Does it work now? If not, what version of leopard do you have, 10.5.5 or 10.5.6? What are your bios options for audio?

By the way, the problem with memory continue... please, people with Asus board and more than 2 GB on it, can comment if you're getting problems or not? The problem is not the same with gigabyte (it not snow screen), it simply crash the system with a kernel panic. I would like to know If I am the only one with Asus and 4GB RAM getting that issue, because with only 2GB the system seems rock solid (I'm doing tests now and crossing my fingers...).

PS: I'm a little busy right now trying to finish picking the rest of components for my system. When I finish that I'll go indeep with audio trying to understand what FrodoKenny did.


Actually this method made the audio worked.

for some reason the ALC1200 is recognized as 888. can't test the optical because I don't have a optical audio device.

Intel High Definition Audio:

Device ID: 0x104382FE
Audio ID: 888
Available Devices:
Line Out:
Connection: 1/8 inch Jack
Headphone:
Connection: 1/8 inch Jack
Line In:
Connection: 1/8 inch Jack
Speaker:
Connection: Internal
S/P-DIF Out:
Connection: Optical
S/P-DIF In:
Connection: Optical

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So thanks to gohome I've gotten a little bit further in my struggle to get the OS X 10.5.6 retail DVD booted. Using his suggestion of booting with cpus=1 along with -v to watch the progress I get 1 line further after the Using 16384 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers message.

Now the system is just sitting at the line:

dsmos: Starting...

It just sits and hangs there forever. Anyone have any ideas what may be causing this?

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Well, this isn't really anything useful, other than to say, thanks to ALL of you in this thread, since there IS hope of a successful install, despite some of the troubles a few of you are having, i decided to take the plunge and picked up the following:

LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C37B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - Retail
ASUS P5N7A-VM LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300/nForce 730i HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
SeaSonic S12 II SS-380GB 380W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBHK - Retail
Pioneer 20X DVDR DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-216DBK - OEM

I've got a Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB I'll be putting in it too.

Should be a pretty killer HTPC to run Boxee/Plex on, if you ask me. :shock:

Picking up a copy of 10.5.6 retail soon and will be coming back here to follow the instructions youse guys have put up here.

Hack #2 here I come!

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G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBHK - Retail


that better be on the asus qvl list for acceptable ram, if it isnt get ones that do.

why? stability.

-D-

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that better be on the asus qvl list for acceptable ram, if it isnt get ones that do.

why? stability.

-D-


um, didn't know such a thing existed... searching for this list even as we speak.

EDIT UNO: looks like the closest thing here is supported: F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK. going to do some more digging.

EDIT DOS: grrr, ok so i guess its not officially on that list. i'll give it a shot, and if it is no good, i'll just RMA/exchange it for one that is on the list. booooooooooo. i reckon this could definitely be a problem if the ram isn't 100% verified. too bad, because i've always had great luck with g.skill branded ram. better than past corsair and mushkin stuff i've had. live and learn i guess.

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my ram isn't 'verified'
i have the GSKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000
extremely stable running parallels 24hrs a day

i only have problems when OC'ing past 800mhz (the board only supports 800mhz anyway)

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Quick question: I'm getting STUPIDLY slow transfer speeds between partitions on my boot drive. Time Machine takes a ridiculously long time, and rebuilding an iTunes library of more than 13,000 songs takes forever when it transfers a song per second. Could this have something to do with my AHCI drivers in OS X?

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Out of the 4 nVidia 9300/9400 motherboards out there right now, is this the one to get?

When I read Signal64's posts, it seems that everything works on this board (audio, sleep, RAM etc.) whereas the Gigabyte and DFI board still has some problems.

I'm looking to do a Vanilla as possible HTPC build, for 1080p playback.

Thanks
Martin

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Out of the 4 nVidia 9300/9400 motherboards out there right now, is this the one to get?

When I read Signal64's posts, it seems that everything works on this board (audio, sleep, RAM etc.) whereas the Gigabyte and DFI board still has some problems.

I'm looking to do a Vanilla as possible HTPC build, for 1080p playback.

Thanks
Martin


from everything i've read in this thread, it seems that this is THE 9300 board to get. not sure about the recent string of 9400 and upcoming boards. that nvidia "ion" board looks to be the next big thing. i just couldn't wait that long.

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This is what I have used to install OSX on the P5N7A-VM motherboard (I used the unibody restore DVD):

- Universal OSx86 Installer
- DSDT.aml for P5N7A-VM
- OSInstall.mpkg to patch the Restore DVD
- NVKush (videodriver)
- Audio kexts

I have the following problems:
- Shutdown doesn't work, sleep doesn't work, reboot does work
- The internal harddisk is seen as an orange icon (external disk)

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This is what I have used to install OSX on the P5N7A-VM motherboard (I used the unibody restore DVD):

- Universal OSx86 Installer
- DSDT.aml for P5N7A-VM
- OSInstall.mpkg to patch the Restore DVD
- NVKush (videodriver)
- Audio kexts

I have the following problems:
- Shutdown doesn't work, sleep doesn't work, reboot does work
- The internal harddisk is seen as an orange icon (external disk)


I fixed the orange icons by applying the "orange icon fix" floating around on the internet. I'll warn you though, after I did that my transfer speeds were ridiculously slow. Not sure if it's related or not. For power issues, make sure you adjust your USB settings in your BIOS to match accordingly.

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so i installed the 10.5.6 retail disk and video works with the integrated 9300 no problem (finally)

i do have a problem setting dual outputs so i can have both DVI and VGA output

do I need to edit the NVCAP to do this?
It works great in single monitor mode, but when i try to boot using two monitors, none of the monitors show up

UPDATE:
I just edited the NVCAP values to BAAAAAAAAQACAAAAAAAAAA==
and now it works on DVI/VGA dual display!

woohoo!

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so i installed the 10.5.6 retail disk and video works with the integrated 9300 no problem (finally)

i do have a problem setting dual outputs so i can have both DVI and VGA output

do I need to edit the NVCAP to do this?
It works great in single monitor mode, but when i try to boot using two monitors, none of the monitors show up


anitanium, what was your booting process to get the installer to work? Did you use the default Boot-132 CD? I keep getting hung up at the dsmos: Starting... and the gui just seems to spin at the gray screen forever. I'm sure there is something simple I am missing. Do you have anything changed in your bios besides switching from SATA to AHCI?

Thanks.

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i installed the retail disk from my existing mac install to another disk

used EFI V9 from universal osx86 installer, and installed the osx86 kexts it comes with
booted on first try

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Will there be a newbie step-by-step guide made, on how to install OS X as cleanly as possible, by someone who has everything on this board working in OS X?

Signal64 or Diabolik maybe?

I would really appreciate it :thumbsdown_anim:

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I fixed the orange icons by applying the "orange icon fix" floating around on the internet. I'll warn you though, after I did that my transfer speeds were ridiculously slow. Not sure if it's related or not. For power issues, make sure you adjust your USB settings in your BIOS to match accordingly.


This isn't specific to the P5N7A-VM but I think it's a good idea:

Rather than load another kext, which someone around here suggested in another post (there's also a way to hack it into one of the existing kexts too), I just manually changed the icons of the drives in 'Get Info'.

My rationale was this:
My 3 drives are always going to be in my machine, and once I set a custom icon for them, I never have to worry about it again. With a kext, there could be incompatibilities down the road, it's another thing that an OS update might muck up, and, last but not least, there's the distinct possibility that if I hacked a kext to fix the icons for my internal drives, any actual removable drive I'd use wouldn't show up orange like they're supposed to--they'd show up like normal internal drives, which isn't what I want.



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Will there be a newbie step-by-step guide made, on how to install OS X as cleanly as possible, by someone who has everything on this board working in OS X?

Signal64 or Diabolik maybe?

I would really appreciate it :D


Yeah...i would really appreciate it too!
Maybe from the recent 10.5.6 install dvd...
and maybe with a zip files with everything needed inside! he he wow!
Anyone?
Thx!

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the only way right now is if you already have an existing OSX install
it won't work if you try from the retail 10.5.6 DVD

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the only way right now is if you already have an existing OSX install
it won't work if you try from the retail 10.5.6 DVD


You sho 'bout dat?

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unless you can manage to boot the retail 10.5.6 install DVD onto non-mac hardware...





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