Thanks for all your help.
Just tried your files. still no sound. Shows up in Sys info but not in prefs. I think my choice at this point is to either reinstall lion and then try it on a clean install or to use USB audio. I'm one of those people who dont like to give up. I was not familiar with creating a customdsdt and found one that worked with the exception of sound. I wonder if the dsdt needs to be edited or if its something else.
Just not looking forward to rebuilding from scratch.
I upgraded my #####
to 4.0.3 so I could get the iCloud and FaceTime fix for LION 10.7.2 ...... WHAT A NIGHTMARE. Lost my SOUND COMPLETELY.
Rev 1.1 Bios F6
9400 Quad Core CPU
Sapphire 6670 DDR5 Graphics Card
Here is how I got it back (fresh install from scratch) :
MAC OSX 10.7 DMG or
8GB USB Flash Drive (with Lion pre-installed)#####
(Version 4.0.3) with iCloud and Factime Fix Chimera 1.54
DSDT (Generic from Nandor690)
Kexts (only one I used was for the built in NIC during initial install AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext)
First be sure to configure BIOS for 64bit HPET Mode
BIOS settings:* Load optimized defaults* Change HPET mode to 64-bit (I think in advanced)
After the BIOS settings have been made use the USB drive which should be already prepared with a bootable install LION to the drive
1. Install Lion on the drive from USB or by whatever means. After the OS is installed go to Step 2
2. Next you need to create an Extra
folder in the Lion root drive
I only put 3 files and created 1 folder in this directory, they are listed below:
DSDT.AML (I got a generic DSDT from Nandor690 previously, i used that since this is being built on a Q9400 and I have no custom DSDT)Extensions
<<<< I created this new empty folder
In the Extensions
folder all I have is 1 file show below (if you put more then just the FakeSMX.Kext GOOD LUCK, thats what screwed me, i had too many Kexts and every time i booted i got tons of errors and nothing worked)
3. Next install the Network Kext AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext, this goes into S/L/E.
After this is installed you must the run Kext Utility and this will correctly install the Network KEXT.
4. Get Audio working
4.0.3 and choose the options checked (i used this "->" to denote check) item listed below.
Driver & Bootloaders
Kext and Enablers
Non-DSDT HDA Enabler
-> Chimera v1.5.4 r1394
-> 64 Bit Apple Boot Screen
->Extension Migration Tool
Reboot for changes to take effect. At this point on board Audio and on board NIC should be working
5. Update Lion to lastest Version (if required)
Download the latest version of Lion via Automatic update, if sound it not working after the update just run AppleHDA Rollback again ONLY in #####
I had issues with my graphics card, my screen went blank after i installed #####
4.0.3 and rebooted, below is how I fixed it.
6. Graphics Card Install (If graphics card goes blank, boot off USB drive)
Saphhire 6670 Video Card Install
The latest version of Chimera has support for HD6670 see separate attachment for #####
AtiConfig= Pithecia - GE=Yes, black screen. GE=No, boots up, loading default frame buffer.
Add the following to the orig.com.apple.boot.plist
Maybe my learning experience of 5 days of 24/7 frustration and errors can help someone
If you want to learn how to make a bootable LION USB flash drive, i already said how I made that in a previous post in this thread