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does the above DSDT.aml and kexts work on P965 DS4 rev.1?

Thanks appreciate :P

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does the above DSDT.aml and kexts work on P965 DS4 rev.1?

Thanks appreciate :D


Yes, work great, although Ionetworking.kext was acting up but since I don't need it I simply removed it. It was causing KP for me.

Another issue I have is an atheros based card that is not supported on a 64bit kernel... hate having to plug in a network cable :D

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does the above DSDT.aml and kexts work on P965 DS4 rev.1?

Thanks appreciate :D

Unfortunatly, i don't think so, the network and audio chipsets are differents. But you can try :D

GA-965P-DS4 rev.1
- Audio : 883ALC
- Network : Marvell 8053

GA-965P-DS4 rev3.3
- Audio : 888ALC
- Network : Marvell 8056

You should read this thread for 883 ALC.

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Bah, I stand corrected. Sorry about confusion. You will need to fix the sound. I did it by copying hdef string from his dsdt.aml.

I've attached my dsdt.aml so you can give it a try with mine.

Soz again.

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i have one question tim.
Did u remove any kexts from where u installed leopard?
if yes, which ones?

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Here a "generic" archive for the motherboard GA-965P-DS4 (rev.2 & rev.3.3)

Changes/Add from previous archive:

- Remove unnecessary kexts
- a compiled DSDT.aml with:

  • Marvell 8056 + Time Machine Fix (DSDT)
  • ALC888 (DSDT)
  • Reset BIOS Fix
  • UHCI/EHCI (Wake After Sleep Fix)
  • No GFX you have to add gfx string in com.apple.Boot.plist or use a .kext

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Enjoy ! :)


Works here perfectly in 32bit-mode (required because of my ATI gpu that requires some old kexts). Thanks a lot!

UPDATE: Due to changed ATI drivers it now also works like a charm in 64bit! :)

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Bah, I stand corrected. Sorry about confusion. You will need to fix the sound. I did it by copying hdef string from his dsdt.aml.

I've attached my dsdt.aml so you can give it a try with mine.

Soz again.


This is for rev.1?

Thanks mate ;)

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This is for rev.1?

Thanks mate ;)


Yes, rev 1

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Can you show me exactly what you have in your Extra/Extensions folder and attach a copy of your DSDT.aml file? I have the exact same setup as you with the 8800 GTS 640Mb. Everything is working on mine except the IDE ports.


Parker,
I read somewhere that with 10.6, Apple is trying to kill of IDE support. So it's probably best to let go of this legacy format for the best compatibility. That's the reason why it's gonna be harder to get IDE supported properly with 10.6 even though 10.5 Leopard was working ok with it.

-Daryoon

Just want to report that it was easy to get Snow Leopard installed from scratch via USB boot on a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 3.3 with F13 bios.

The number one thing that I think is hindering a lot of people is getting a proper DSDT file built. IMHO, this is the way to go as you won't need hack kext or unwieldy EFI injection strings. DSDT are custom to each motherboard/graphics card combo and I have heard that it's even specific to the version of BIOS you are running on the motherboard.

So unless all three of those elements matches, be careful of using other's compiled DSDT files as it may lead to system instability. The "generic" one that Innerz made available, he pulled his graphics specific portion out so it should help those who are using the same motherboard and BIOS version. But again, I suggest you go through and create your own DSDT file with the fixes that Innerz outline:

Network card + Time Machine Fix (DSDT)
Sound (DSDT)
Reset BIOS Fix
UHCI/EHCI (Wake After Sleep Fix)

Lastly, just something I discovered is that all the Kext proceeded by "legacy" are known as dummy kext. Meaning, it's not a binary kext...but simply a container that contains a text .plist. What this does is allow you to keep the binary vanilla kext in the S/L/E and then the dummy kext loaded in /Extra/Extension will map your hardware's device ID to the correct apple Kext file in S/L/E.

This is a huge deal in that each time there is a new version of OSX, you don't have worry about potentially reusing an old patched binary kext from a previous OSX version. Here's a link for more info: http://www.insanelym...p...29279&st=40

So, the custom DSDT and the dummy kext is the best way to a vanilla install of Snow Leopard.

My hackintosh is running nice and can go to deep sleep, wake, reboot, shutdown and my onboard ACL888 sound works great. I have one analog port connect to a pair of headphones and the digital coax out to my 5.1 system. I switch between the two on the fly with a free app from Rouge Amoeba call Sound Source.

-Daryoon

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Hello all,

Im trying to boot a retail SL DVD by using my own boot-132 CD using the following kexts and patched DSDL.aml, forever i got a black screen with many white stripes..
Since the error msg go very fast before the black screen and i only have 1 sec to read the msg

** Device in Slot : SLOT -- 1 **
ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::Start. - waitForService...blah blah
Yukon Ethernet address: blah blah blah

* screen goes black with white stripes *

IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext
LegacyHDA.kext
fakesmc.kext
JMicronATA.kext
OpenHaltRestart.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
PlatformUUID.kext
SleepEnabler.kext



This is my config:

GA-P965-DS4 Rev.1
Gigabyte Ati-4850 512mb Ram
CPU: E6600
Ram: 8giga DDR2 SDRAM
320G SATA HDD


Thanks appreciate :rolleyes:

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Parker,
I read somewhere that with 10.6, Apple is trying to kill of IDE support. So it's probably best to let go of this legacy format for the best compatibility. That's the reason why it's gonna be harder to get IDE supported properly with 10.6 even though 10.5 Leopard was working ok with it.

-Daryoon

Just want to report that it was easy to get Snow Leopard installed from scratch via USB boot on a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 3.3 with F13 bios.

The number one thing that I think is hindering a lot of people is getting a proper DSDT file built. IMHO, this is the way to go as you won't need hack kext or unwieldy EFI injection strings. DSDT are custom to each motherboard/graphics card combo and I have heard that it's even specific to the version of BIOS you are running on the motherboard.

So unless all three of those elements matches, be careful of using other's compiled DSDT files as it may lead to system instability. The "generic" one that Innerz made available, he pulled his graphics specific portion out so it should help those who are using the same motherboard and BIOS version. But again, I suggest you go through and create your own DSDT file with the fixes that Innerz outline:

Network card + Time Machine Fix (DSDT)
Sound (DSDT)
Reset BIOS Fix
UHCI/EHCI (Wake After Sleep Fix)

Lastly, just something I discovered is that all the Kext proceeded by "legacy" are known as dummy kext. Meaning, it's not a binary kext...but simply a container that contains a text .plist. What this does is allow you to keep the binary vanilla kext in the S/L/E and then the dummy kext loaded in /Extra/Extension will map your hardware's device ID to the correct apple Kext file in S/L/E.

This is a huge deal in that each time there is a new version of OSX, you don't have worry about potentially reusing an old patched binary kext from a previous OSX version. Here's a link for more info: http://www.insanelym...p...29279&st=40

So, the custom DSDT and the dummy kext is the best way to a vanilla install of Snow Leopard.

My hackintosh is running nice and can go to deep sleep, wake, reboot, shutdown and my onboard ACL888 sound works great. I have one analog port connect to a pair of headphones and the digital coax out to my 5.1 system. I switch between the two on the fly with a free app from Rouge Amoeba call Sound Source.

-Daryoon


That was very helpful indeed. Thanks Daryoon. Do you have any tips on how to inject the GFX card info in the DSDT? I ask since I am running into EFI strings injection problem with Chameleon RC3.

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Hey Guys,

thanks a lot for your tips. My snow kittie is running fine EXCEPT the AHCI Ports. For some unknown reason the stall if I copy large files. Then the Finder gets stuck and it takes about 20 seconds to come back. Copying is choppy. Don´t have any ideas left, tried all sorts of stuff. Did you experience similar problems on your boards?
P.S: Is your AHCI Port listed as IDE1@1F,2 in the IORegistryExplorer? Mine is though all BIOS Settings are AHCI.

Thanks!
Matthias

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Matthias, that's indeed very strange... I am assuming you have LegacyAppleAHCIPort.kext & LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext in your /E/E?

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hey there,thanks for the response. I tried with both kext´s, it works the same without any of these (apart from orange icons of course). It´s really strange as my Leopard installation works great, allthough i remember having those problems once during an older installation. I´ll try to reinstall snow now once again to see if the problem remains. I´ll report later, thanks...

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hm damn, still the same problem. I even tried hooking the SL Drive to SATA0 (like some guy posted on his blog) but that doesn´t solve the problem either. I noticed that in my DSDT there is no (SATA) defined, is there supposed to be one?
If yes, could you please share? BTW my Board Revision is 1 (kinda old hm :)

Thanks & Greetings

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Hello,

great tutorial !

I did install SL 10.6.0 from retail DVD using my 2nd partition running Leopard 10.5.8 Server.

All went fine ! GFX hex strings used, LAN = OK.
Did the small 10.6.1 update = OK.

Sound no... I have "7.1 Audio (ALC889A)"

System Profiler shows:

Intel High Definition Audio:

Geräte-ID: 0x1458A022
Audio-ID: 883
Verfügbare Geräte:
Line-Out:
Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse
Externes Mikrofon:
Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse
Externes Mikrofon:
Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse
Kopfhörer:
Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse
S/P-DIF-Ausgang:
Verbindung: Combo
S/P-DIF-Eingang:
Verbindung: Combo

any help ?



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Edit:

Got it working, patched DSDT with HDEF strings from another member. Have now coax digital out (just stereo) - working and I'm happy to hear sound :P .

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Here a "generic" archive for the motherboard GA-965P-DS4 (rev.2 & rev.3.3)

Changes/Add from previous archive:

- Remove unnecessary kexts
- a compiled DSDT.aml with:

  • Marvell 8056 + Time Machine Fix (DSDT)
  • ALC888 (DSDT)
  • Reset BIOS Fix
  • UHCI/EHCI (Wake After Sleep Fix)
  • No GFX you have to add gfx string in com.apple.Boot.plist or use a .kext

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Enjoy ! :)


Innerz, are you sure there is no GFX information in this DSDT.aml?

I´ve used your archive with Chameleon and I always get an GeForce 8800GTS, 320MB at PCI-Bus in System Profiler what seems to be your graphic adapter. In com.apple.Boot.plist I pasted the EFI-String for my 7600GT. The rest of the system runs great but I don´t have a chance to get QE working cause of the graphic adapter at PCI.


Tim, would you be so kind and upload your DSDT.aml?

Our systems seem to be exactly the same:
965P-DS4 rev. 3.3
C2D E6600
MSI 7600GT
4 GB DDR2-800

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Innerz, are you sure there is no GFX information in this DSDT.aml?

I´ve used your archive with Chameleon and I always get an GeForce 8800GTS, 320MB at PCI-Bus in System Profiler what seems to be your graphic adapter. In com.apple.Boot.plist I pasted the EFI-String for my 7600GT. The rest of the system runs great but I don´t have a chance to get QE working cause of the graphic adapter at PCI.


Tim, would you be so kind and upload your DSDT.aml?

Our systems seem to be exactly the same:
965P-DS4 rev. 3.3
C2D E6600
MSI 7600GT
4 GB DDR2-800


Can anybody help me? Please.

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Try these "DSDT.aml" with 7600GT support : Attached File  DSDT.7600_GT.zip   26.68KB   31 downloads

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My two problems solved:
1. ALC888 need re-install VoodooHDA.kext by kext helper
2. BIOS/CMOS reset error need editing (RTC) value from 04 to 02 by DSDT Patcher

Remaining one last problem:(Partially Solved too !)
1. Jmicron SATA AHCI mode is working, but IDE mode is failed inspite of JmicronATA.kext and AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext are loaded in /System/Library/Extensions
2. Got a special JMicronATA.kext (attached) which enables IDE port in 64 bit Snow Leopard only.

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