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Safari 5 is running without issue for me. Are you running it on 10.6.3?
But if you feel you want to downgrade to Safari 4 then I am sure there are instructions in Apple's forums somewhere. That's all I can suggest really.


That or run Chrome. Yes I am using it on my 10.6.3 build which has been very stable for a while. That 10.6.4 test I did was on another machine on a hard drive I didn't mind erasing. I never test betas on a stable system, learned my lesson once on that.

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I now freeze at the login screen since installing the Safari update. I can get in with safe boot, but otherwise once the login screen shows up, I can go no further.

edit: reverting to 4 didn't help.
If I skip login screen, it freezes once the desktop finishes loading. It could be usb, but it seems to freeze often before the login screen fade in animation finishes.

edit2: unplugging my second monitor seems to fix it (wtf)

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Hi bigpoppa206

or run Chrome.

Or that yeah :)

Yes I am using it on my 10.6.3 build which has been very stable for a while. That 10.6.4 test I did was on another machine on a hard drive I didn't mind erasing. I never test betas on a stable system, learned my lesson once on that.

Sorry, but I had to ask.. Lol.. (you've been around longer than me so I knew you'd know better) :P


@bigpoppa206 & @Typh
Just a simple one, but you could try trashing your ~/Library/Safari folder (but keeping a copy of your bookmarks.plist first!)

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I have Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L and this guide work great for me.
The only thing is that I cannot make FRONT mic+headphone work ( ALC888 ) even I selected different output options. Only output audio at the end of the mobo works

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Ditching existing Safari settings did nothing. The problem seems unrelated to Safari, that's just when it started. To login at all, I need to unplug the video cable of my second monitor. Still, the mouse/keyboard take a good 10 minutes to start working, and once I'm logged in, some things just don't work. iTunes, for example, also takes a good 10 minutes to start being responsive.

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10.6.4 is out

Anyone had tried to install?

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This how to works great on an GA P35-DS3L with a nVidia GeForce 8600GTS aswell. Just installed, but haven't upgraded
from 10.6 yet . . . working on it will let everyone know

Thanks!!

R

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10.6.4 Update is out (Thanks for the post Z4g0r) :)
I have just downloaded and updated to 10.6.4 using the Combo Updater (I have more than one system to update) from Apple.

SleepEnabler
If you're still using NUllCPUPowerManagement.kext and therefore SleepEnabler.kext you will need to remove SleepEnabler.kext from /Extra/Extensions before updating. I don't use it so updating is straightforward for me. As always, have a read about for any other info concerning video cards etc. but for my 8800GT, there are no issues whatsoever.

Audio
I have just amended the 10.6.4 AppleHDA.kext for us and attached it here. All I have done with this is edited the AppleHDA binary inside the kext and changed the four occurences of 85 08 EC 10 with 88 08 EC 10 (as described in the previous 10.6.3 update post), then replaced the info.plist inside AppleHDAPlatformDriver from tmongkols 10.6.3 AppleHDA (which allows us to run without LegacyHDA.kext in E/E). You can install it in to /S/L/E as I described in the previously mentioned 10.6.3 update post. I don't know if this is the best solution but it works and I'll keep my eye on tmongkol's thread to see if he releases anything different.
EDIT: This is a revised AppleHDA.kext I have made and the headphones now work. (The first one I posted last night, didn't include the updates to the AppleHDAPlatformDriver.kext. Apologies for any confusion/hassle)
Attached File  10.6.4_Amended_AppleHDA_for_ALC888_v2.zip   1.26MB   523 downloads

Bonjour
If you have used the RealtekR1000SL.kext method in /Extra/Extensions you will need to re-do that too (again see the previously posted link to the 10.6.3 update for details).

But it's late and I am going to bed. So I recommend reading and applying this update to your backup installs first to double check everything with your own hardware. But if anybody's unsure about anything then wait for everyone else to do it and see what gets reported. But otherwise, please report your success or issues that you find.

Good luck everybody and see you in the morning. :queen:

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This how to works great on an GA P35-DS3L with a nVidia GeForce 8600GTS aswell. Just installed, but haven't upgraded
from 10.6 yet . . . working on it will let everyone know

Thanks!!

R

:(



. . . o.k. I've updated to 10.6.3 following the how to, and installed all software updates ( not including the 10.6.4 update ), and booted into 64bit kernel

It works awesome!!

Thanks for all your hard work guys!!

R

:)

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Interesting.. What video card are you using? is it and ATI card?

Sleep & screen capture not working can be down to your video card not being correctly recognised. As for your logitech mouse, I guess you are going to have to go searching again (but you probably have by now) :(

The easy way around that issue is to not use SleepEnabler.
Most regular users have now ditched using NullCPUPowerManagement.kext and therefore no longer require SleepEnabler.kext.


I got 8600GT video card. once I installed SL and boot into SL, I was able to get device property for my video card using osx86tool and put it in com.apple.boot.plist and turn on GraphicsEnabler. without this device property and GraphicsEnabler turned on, my screen went blank while booting into SL.

I got sleep and screencapture to work but I don't know exactly what fix it. I did chmod, chown on Extra folder, create cache using kextcache on the usb. but sleep and screencapture did not work right away until suddently later.

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10.6.4 Update is out (Thanks for the post Z4g0r) :D
I have just downloaded and updated to 10.6.4 using the Combo Updater (I have more than one system to update) from Apple.
For updating I recommend everyone who is using NUllCPUPowerManagement.kext and therefore SleepEnabler.kext to snip
Good luck everybody and see you in the morning. :D


Dude, you are the best. I followed your steps, and I have a perfectly booting 10.6.4 install.

Wonderful

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My desktop is like this:
GA-EP45_DS3LR F3a bios
Q6600
8G RAM
Leadtek 8800GT 512M

after days of work,it worked with 10.6.2 very nice, for months.

and I upgraded to 10.6.3
fixed some basic issues

It runs 24x7, so, I don't need any sleep. Restart is enough.

and I gave up the on-board ALC889, it's too hard to patch and the noise is too loud to bear.
I bought a PCM2704 USB Audio Adapter. Sound should be much better. I'm planning to replace the PCM2704 with PCM2702, it's the best USB Audio Codec IC from TI/BB.

I have another serious problem, the On-Board 1000Base-T RTL8111 now operates at 100Mbps.
and all the settings and ifconfig says it's 1000base-T <full-duplex>.
Someone have some patch or suggestion?


there's too few people using this mobo, i'm really tired to patch all things by my self.

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blackosx, thanks for the quick response to the update. the edited AppleHDA is working for me, but is throwing these errors. anyone else seeing this?

Sound assertion "0 != result" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-187.4.1/AppleHDA/AppleHDAWidget.cpp" at line 3800 goto handler
Sound assertion "0 != widget->setUnsolicited ( true )" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-187.4.1/AppleHDA/AppleHDACodecGeneric.cpp" at line 1130 goto handler


repeats about 6 times on boot up.

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Updated to 10.6.4 and everything still working here ! ;)

Though i've an issue here.

For daily life i need some apps which need "en0 seen as builtin" by the system otherwise i can't get through the authorization process.
I know that can be fixed via efi-string but then my display is stuck in an annoying resolution
(1024x786 instead of 1680x1050). :mellow:
The other way is DSDT i guess, and that is like a secret book of magic for me although i started to play around with it.
I searched the forum for days now to find answers, but didn't have real success and t.b.h.
i'm still not familiar how all this works together, i could need some pro advice where to look and what i have to do to get this working.
If i have to provide more info about my system, please let me know !

I need these apps for work so any help is highly appreciated...

I'd like to learn how to fix this, could someone be so kind to help me ?

thanks

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@ryjguy7 & bshagnasty - Well done ;)

@Nghia Developer - The front mic input not working has been an issue raised before. If the back works then just use that? But the front headphone I thought worked.. though you have a different mobo which might make a difference?

@Typh & bigpoppa206 - Has the 10.6.4 update sorted your Safari5 issue?

I was able to get device property for my video card using osx86tool and put it in com.apple.boot.plist and turn on GraphicsEnabler. without this device property and GraphicsEnabler turned on, my screen went blank while booting into SL.

Something's not right there. You'll only want to use one method not both, so device (EFI) strings, or Graphics Enabler.

My desktop is like this:
GA-EP45_DS3LR F3a bios
../snip/..
and I gave up the on-board ALC889, it's too hard to patch and the noise is too loud to bear.

Your GA-EP45_DS3LR uses ALC888 not ALC889.

I have another serious problem, the On-Board 1000Base-T RTL8111 now operates at 100Mbps.
and all the settings and ifconfig says it's 1000base-T <full-duplex>.

I haven't had to think about that issue before, has anybody else here come across it?

blackosx, thanks for the quick response to the update. the edited AppleHDA is working for me, but is throwing these errors. anyone else seeing this?
.....
repeats about 6 times on boot up.

Hi agrafuese
Yeah, I get them too. I also got them with 10.6.3 with the older AppleHDA patch.
Unfortunately I don't have a fix for it but if anybody finds out about it then please share.

For daily life i need some apps which need "en0 seen as builtin" by the system otherwise i can't get through the authorization process.

I know that can be fixed via efi-string but then my display is stuck in an annoying resolution
(1024x786 instead of 1680x1050). :mellow:

Hi !Xabbu

Try setting the following in your com.apple.Boot.plist to enable your video and ethernet and make sure you remove any device properties (EFI) strings.

<key>GraphicsEnabler<key>
<string>yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltin<key>
<string>yes</string>

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@Nghia Developer - The front mic input not working has been an issue raised before. If the back works then just use that? But the front headphone I thought worked.. though you have a different mobo which might make a difference?


Rear mic no longer works with the updated kernel extension. No idea about the front - not hooked up.

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Thanks to blackosx!

u're right. I checked my photo, it's alc888

i decided to skip 10.6.3
updated 10.6.4 just now


the RTL8111C network:
manual 10baseT: 10M
manual 100baseT: no connection
manual 1000baseT: 1000M
auto select: 100baseT
don't know how and why, but it works now.



@ryjguy7 - Well done ;)

@Nghia Developer - The front mic input not working has been an issue raised before. If the back works then just use that? But the front headphone I thought worked.. though you have a different mobo which might make a difference?

@Typh - Has the 10.6.4 update sorted your Safari5 issue?


Something's not right there. You'll only want to use one method not both, so device (EFI) strings, or Graphics Enabler.


Your GA-EP45_DS3LR uses ALC888 not ALC889.


I haven't had to think about that issue before, has anybody else here come across it?


Hi agrafuese
Yeah, I get them too. I also got them with 10.6.3 with the older AppleHDA patch.
Unfortunately I don't have a fix for it but if anybody finds out about it then please share.


Hi !Xabbu

Try setting the following in your com.apple.Boot.plist to enable your video and ethernet and make sure you remove any device properties (EFI) strings.

<key>GraphicsEnabler<key>
<string>yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltin<key>
<string>yes</string>



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Hi !Xabbu

Try setting the following in your com.apple.Boot.plist to enable your video and ethernet and make sure you remove any device properties (EFI) strings.

<key>GraphicsEnabler<key>
<string>yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltin<key>
<string>yes</string>



I didn't know about the EthernetBuiltin <key> ;)

I try that, but in the meantime i had found another solution that worked for me.
I copied a combined hex of graphics & ethernet to apple.boot.plist and voila...
en0 fixed and and i'm back to the perfect display.
I gave up too early, admited, but at least i've learned a little bit more !

I gonna undo the strings again and report back !

EDIT:
EthernetBuiltin=yes doesn't work for me. Sorry for this n00b question but to clarify.
We're talking about boot.plist in E/E , and not the one in L/Pref/DirSer ??

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Yeah, the /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist, but if it doesn't work then stick with your combined device (EFI) string. Well done ;)

@kensenjiha - Good to hear your networking issue is solved. Thanks for reporting back :)

Rear mic no longer works with the updated kernel extension. No idea about the front - not hooked up.

Thanks for the post. I'll have a look in to it when I get some time.

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Let me thank you so much for this guide that made me built the system in 45 mins. (approx.) As opposed to 2 weeks last August ;).

The only 2 things that I have a problem with are the Audio and Firewire (As long as I am concerned) I am using the the MoBo EP45-UD3R and the Audio device that comes with it is the ALC889a not 888. And for the firewire I have no idea. But they used to work fine on the older system that I had 10.6.1

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks





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