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I'm running the F-E version updated to 10.6.7. I can boot just fine, almost everything works as expected except my bluetooth dongle. It doesn't find anything at all. Also I had to use the voodhoo kext to fix the audio. Unfortunately this kext also ads a "psssssssssss" sound to my Hackintosh and I can ear it all over the livingroom when I'm not playing a movie.

Additionally, I have overclocked my F-E to 1.9GHz stable with some GSkill memory.

Can anyone running 10.6.7 in an F-E or any other zotac model help me out with the audio issue? I have read all 21 pages trying to figure it out and it is been frustrating not to be able to solve it. Please, I use this machine as an HTPC for my little kid's movies. Any help is highly appreciated.

Maybe you could upload the DSDT file with the kexts used in your system in 10.6.7. I run it in 64 Bit all the time but I can boot into 32Bit if that's necessary. Again, please share your experiences and files with us.

Thank you

Edited to add info:

I have installed the Cuda Driver from Nvidia.

The latest version can be downloaded from the nVidia website.


@ Yoni Yoni, @ nozyczek:

Could you post your setting? Which kexts do you use? What version of Chameleon? DSDT? Any special stuffs? How do you set your BIOS? Thanks.

(I have also a F-E mobo, but no luck!)

Edit: I used nozyczek's method for B-E mobo, it works!

Zotac IONITX Atom 330 F-E:
SL 10.6.8

VGA ok
Sound ok
WiFi ok
Restart ok
Shutdown no
Sleep no

An update of DSDT require! Help!
But I've problem with shutdown.


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Ok, for Zotac IONITX F-E I have the not very perfect solution with 10.6.8.

You need:
1. Chameleon RC4,
2. Atom path kernel,
3. OpenHaltRestart.kext in EE,
4. FakeSMC.kext and AppleHDA.kext in SLE and
5. DSDT.aml

Graphics ok
Audio ok
WiFi ok
Ethernet ok
Restart ok
Shutdown ok
Sleep ok, but when wake the fan has only 25% speed, need to be fixed!

My setting and attachment file.
Attached File  zotac_ionitx_f_e_10.6.8_v1.zip   3.55MB   181 downloads

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Ok, for Zotac IONITX F-E I have the not very perfect solution with 10.6.8.

You need:
1. Chameleon RC4,
2. Atom path kernel,
3. OpenHaltRestart.kext in EE,
4. FakeSMC.kext and AppleHDA.kext in SLE and
5. DSDT.aml

Graphics ok
Audio ok
WiFi ok
Ethernet ok
Restart ok
Shutdown ok
Sleep ok, but when wake the fan has only 25% speed, need to be fixed!

My setting and attachment file.
Attached File  zotac_ionitx_f_e_10.6.8_v1.zip   3.55MB   181 downloads


How to shutdown? still with same problem...all updates done till 10.6.8...but no shutdown. Even with RC4. Please help me.

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How to shutdown? still with same problem...all updates done till 10.6.8...but no shutdown. Even with RC4. Please help me.


Make sure you rebuild the EE Extension.mkext with Kext wizard tool.

Or you may try ##### to install Chameleon.

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hey, did anyone installed 10.7.2 update?
btw, hat should I do if USB HDD/sticks aren't working when plugged after start up?

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Make sure you rebuild the EE Extension.mkext with Kext wizard tool.

Or you may try ##### to install Chameleon.



For what it's worth, I have a fantastic working F-E board running 10.6.8 using:

-Chameleon RC5
-Alexylee's .ZIP package in EE and SLE
-SleepEnabler 10.6.8 in SLE.

The 2 things I could never previously rectify were sound and sleep working together. With this setup, Sleep works perfectly (a 3rd party fan is installed, and it runs full power before and after sleep), and audio works perfectly out of the headphone jack. I haven't tried HDMI audio yet, as I use a DVI to HDMI cable.

This is by far the best setup I've come across after almost a year of tinkering; great work Alexylee.

Next challenge - wake on LAN!

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For what it's worth, I have a fantastic working F-E board running 10.6.8 using:

-Chameleon RC5
-Alexylee's .ZIP package in EE and SLE
-SleepEnabler 10.6.8 in SLE.

The 2 things I could never previously rectify were sound and sleep working together. With this setup, Sleep works perfectly (a 3rd party fan is installed, and it runs full power before and after sleep), and audio works perfectly out of the headphone jack. I haven't tried HDMI audio yet, as I use a DVI to HDMI cable.

This is by far the best setup I've come across after almost a year of tinkering; great work Alexylee.

Next challenge - wake on LAN!


Great! Thanks for your input.

What do you mean "a 3rd party fan", a replacement of original Zotac fan? Does the fan with 3-pin or 4-pin power connection? I set the fan speed in Bios with medium.

I'll try SleepEnabler later.

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Hello,

I got an A330ION motherboard. I'd read on this forum that it's possible to get Lion on it by doing nozyczek-method as IONITX is very close to my board with the following specs:

Processor Atom 330
Chiptset NVIDIA MCP7A-ION
Video 9400M
Audio VIA VT2020
LAN RTL8211CL
RAM 4GB

My problem: During the Boot of the Installation, the system freeze at the gray apple logo. After I tried in verbose, it ends with a kext from apple to define the serial port. I disabled my serial port in the Bios, it went farther, now it hangs on FakeSMCDevices Keys 17 added (same problem with iatkos l1)...

iatkos l1, I tried with many different boot flags combinations: npci, usbfix, graphics enabler, PCIRootUID, i386, ...., all the time it result in the same error as the other method.

Thank you for your help and advice
enjoy your weekend.

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Hi guys..
I'm having problems to upgrading OSX 10.6.7 to 10.6.8.

I have the ZOTAC IONITX F-E. Installing OSX as instructed in this thread.
I'm using the Internal GFX ION.

Updating with pre downloaded update.
So after executing the update I have:

1. ##### 3.9.1: Snow Leopard Edition only installing DSDT from Alexylee's zip with UserDSDT option. Getting Chamelon.
2. ##### installing the .kext from Alexylee's .ZIP and Sleepenabler 10.6.8.
3. I've also downloaded the 10.6.8 kernel .pkg and executed that.

But when rebooting I get bootloader, gray apple logo screen and then everything freezes.
Running with -v I get printouts and then a black screen no printouts to tell me what is wrong.
Running with -v -x i get the same results.
Running without or without the CPU atom patch does not matter.

So what can I do from here?
Have I installed everything correctly or how should I proceed when installing everything?
What I'm I missing..

Thanks!

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Anybody get anywhere on the "wake on lan" issue?

I've got an A-U and I modded the BIOS image to change the "failsafe" and "optimal" settings to OSX compatible ones -i.e. AHCI, ACPI S3, 512mb Framebuffer and such..., The idea was that if the CMOS reset then it would continue to boot with the correct BIOS settings, but it usually goes into a really slow boot then panics after everything loads.
I've also tried a thousand different edits on my DSDT, no luck there either.....
Haven't tried messing with Chameleon much, but I think it's got to be something between OSX and the BIOS directly.

AAAAAARRRRGGGGG!!!!! Just want wake on lan.........
For now I've got the Apple IR reciever I made using the Macbook IR spare parts module soldered to a USB cable plugged in for easy wake.
It would be nice to have some way to schedule waking without having to push a button to wake...

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Hi all - happy to announce I've got wake on lan running, and it was reeeeaaaally easy. NOOBTASTIC. I'm using the following:
-IONITX-F-E board
-4 gb ram
-Bios settings from Polvorito (see post 238 for info)
-Zip package from Alexylee
-Sleep Enabler 10.6.8

There is a setting in the BIOS under Advanced/APM Resume Event Configuration.. change "RESUME ON LAN (MAC)" to 'Enabled'. Boot the computer. When your mac is up and running go to System Preferences. Click 'Energy Saver'. Check the box that says 'Wake for Ethernet Access'. E A S Y. No .dsdt editing. Sleep, restart, and sound still working in harmony.

From here you can either open the appropriate ports for your intended uses (this article helps noobs like me: http://lifehacker.co...ss-media-server), or download software that does it for you. After configuring VPN, VLC, and FTP, I decided to just use Slink, as it has great bonjour support, uses ssh-tunneling for fewer open ports, and has a real pretty user interface. No iOS option yet, unfortunately.

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Bump. Has anyone managed to get an IONITX F-E working with 10.7.2?

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Play h264 movies to use movist or plex does not support VDA, you support?

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I want to do a hackintosh on a Zotac IONITX-D-E board. I have done one previous hackintosh but I'm hardly an expert. I have read Michael Glass instructions, but I do not have another real Mac or hackintosh. So my question is ..... is it possible to set up my Hackintosh disk for the Zotac using a Linux system? Linux does support the HFS+ filesystem, tho Linux is obviously not OSX .... thx, Gus

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To anyone still using and abusing this board, here is a very dense post for 10.6x, 10.7x, and 10.8x.

http://www.insanelym...l/page__st__780

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hello, is that someone has managed to install ML on a Zotac IONITX-F-E and could tell me the method ? thx.



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I've managed to install Mavericks on Zotac IONITX-A-E.

 

I used a VM of ML on my windows machine to create the installer USB. I created the installer USB using the myHacks app and pointing it to my copy of Mavericks. I then replaced the mach_kernel patched by theconnactic on post #16 here http://www.insanelym...-atom-yes-atom/

 

In order to boot I had USB set to hi-speed and legacy and Sata set to AHCI enabled. I then had to enter this in order to boot through to the installer :

 

npci=0x3000 USBLegacyOff=Yes -x -f

 

It took ages to install and once it finished installing myHacks extra stuff at the end of the install it hung saying "one minute remaining", typical, I left it for an hour then hard rebooted. 

 

I used the same boot params as above and now have a very basic but bootable Mavericks install.

 

Performance is slow, not sure why yet. Geekbench gave me ~350(single core) & 850(multicore), I used to get 1800s when I had Snow Leopard installed.

 

QE/CI seems to work, Chess app runs slowly. Ethernet seems to work, I think I replaced my wifi card to a compatible one a while ago since it seems to work fine also. Audio, Sleep, Shutdown/Restart and Power management needs to be fixed.

 

I'm going to work on this more tomorrow.



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Great, I can not do some test for the moment but keep us informed of the progress !







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