Santulchix, on Jan 19 2010, 05:52 AM, said:
Hi all, hi Noizyboy,
at this moment I'm working with a PC as follow:
Core2Quad 2.83 GHz (Q9550)
8 Gb Ram 1066 MHz
nVidia 9800GT 1 Gb
Pro Tool HD2 Accel PCI-x
running with OSX 10.5.8 , boot by internal pendrive.
All is working good.
Who sold me the computer tells that now I could put on it Snow,because he gave me a new bios, but I really don't know if then it will see again my old Pro Tools card.
What do you think about it?
Would be better buy another eSata and make a try, or do you think it will work for sure?
Sorry for my bad english and thanx in advance!
I would always recommend that you experiment with a cloned drive and not your original! I have two system drives for this very purpose. This way, it is highly unlikely that you will ever have downtime with your system. So, yes get a second sata drive, clone your drive, and then update.
fatwurlitzertone, on Jan 20 2010, 02:14 PM, said:
So I took the plunge and followed Noizyboy's lead and put together a new machine. The x58 thread was invaluable and the whole community has made this such an easy process so far. I am not familiar with any of this, so I was really taking a leap in the dark in trying to get this to work. Check out my sig for specs
I was able to successfully install SL using the Chameleon 2.0 RC4 bootloader that ran from the PreBoot CD that the x58 run_patch_installer script generated. Things seem to be working well, but now I am at sort of a loss as to what I do next. The video card is functioning, but I am suspecting that it is not fully functional; there seem to be redrawing problems and I can only select one screen resolution. Also, the onboard sound is not working yet...
I am trying to figure this out on my own, but if someone could break it down for me I'd be much obliged! I am assuming that I need different kext files for this added functionality... is it as easy as finding the right kext files and putting them in the "extra" folder on my hard drive?
Thanks for any help in advance, this investment has really helped me get a rig back up and running so I can work again.
Yep, you are at stage one. You video card is certainly not working optimally yet, since it's still using a generic driver.
Did you follow the section in the guide regarding installing kexts directly from the script? If no, then do that. If yes then there are a few missing that you will need to install manually (using kext helper), or add to the kexts folder in the script and install from there.
The next thing you need to do is install the missing kexts to get everything working optimally.
First for video, do a search for OSX86 tools, and use this to generate a graphics string for your video card. This is pretty easy! You should find detailed instructions on how to do this on here somewhere.
Next, find the correct kext for your motherboard's audio chipset. I already gave somebody else info on how to get this working, so if you search around on here you should find it. I think I used vodoo's kext, but I'm not entirely sure right now.
Lastly, install the correct driver for your wireless adapter. If you followed my build, then go to the manufacturers site and download the latest SL driver.
blackface1176, on Jan 22 2010, 12:01 PM, said:
Hi, I installed protools 8.03 on 10.5.6 and I have some weird graphic flashing issues und artefacts in the edit window now.
I guess I got to update to 10.5.8. Maybe a Quicktime update.??
Any commments.??? Thank you for the replies.
I had the same problem with my legit mac using 10.5.6. You should just upgrade to SL. Everything works better in SL for 8.0 and above.
Also, I didn't think that 8.0.3 was leopard compatible. Thought it was snow leopard only......