Jump to content

[Guide] Lion on GA-EP45-UD3R - very close to perfection


  • Please log in to reply
297 replies to this topic

#221
plofplof

plofplof

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

I'm still using 10.7.0 and updating after in case of full os reinstall, not efficient I guess but it works and trouble less.
Anyway in your case you should reformat your USB stick to GUID and your problem should be solved (unless that OSinstall I posted work for 10.7.0 only) I use a USB HD for my install with GUID and works well for me.
If you want to stay with MBR, then try that one (have not tried it just found it on google)
MBR patch for 10.7.3:


Let me know if it works for you and I'll add it to the first post...



Now it works like a charm with this MBR Patch

Thank you very much

#222
bigpoppa206

bigpoppa206

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 472 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA USA Earth

Now it works like a charm with this MBR Patch

Thank you very much


Thanks! For some reason I can only use a an MBR formatted USB stick on my GA-EP45C-UD3R.

#223
Eliade

Eliade

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 730 posts
  • Gender:Male

Now it works like a charm with this MBR Patch

Thank you very much

Thanks! For some reason I can only use a an MBR formatted USB stick on my GA-EP45C-UD3R.


Thanks for testing it, I added it to the first post.

#224
Dinosaurus

Dinosaurus

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 18 posts
I'm having issues updating to 10.7.3 from 10.7.0. I've tried it a few times doing it different ways and get the same result.

After update, restart, and eventually get a circle with a line through it over the gray screen with the chromed Apple logo.

Everytime I've used the combo update from Apple that you can download. I've tried with older and and new cameleon, but I don't think that's the problem. I've tried with my working 10.7.0 Extra folder and the lastest on attached to the first post of this thread.

Any ideas what could be holding me up. Thanks!

#225
Hootch

Hootch

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts

WOW! Geekbench scores went WAY down after that update.

My Geekbench scores are nearly identical to a run I did when my machine was still running 10.6.5 14 months ago.


I'm having issues updating to 10.7.3 from 10.7.0. I've tried it a few times doing it different ways and get the same result.

Sure it's not a permissions discrepancy on the HDDs end? Did you boot from a USB drive with chameleon?

#226
creed205

creed205

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
Hey Everyone,

Strange thing for me. Someone mentioned this in a post on page 7 or 8 but it was never talked about after they got their sound issue fixed. I have been running 10.7.3 for a few days on my EP45-UD3P and it has been working great. Done some installations and such and many reboots. All successful. Tonight I had to unplug the machine for some work on another machine and when I start it up I no longer can click on my icons on the login page. Mouse moves, keyboard seems to do nothing but the caps lock will light up.
Stranger was that I was about to abandon ship, start over and when I booted in OSX on the install drive (from the guide) I had the same problem. I couldn't get past the first screen on the installation either.
Any ideas? This has to be a BIOS setting I would assume. I can't imagine anything else - or hardware, but that would be odd as it was just working.

#227
creed205

creed205

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
Okay - little more insight into the issue. It seems that Lion sees the mouse click but is in a state that is unable to accept it. So I clicked my login icon and then waited. After about 9-10 minutes it did change to the prompt for my password. Once I am logged in, everything is normal - responsive and fast. Just that 10 minute login!

#228
xopher

xopher

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland
Have you all got darkwake=0 working? I.e. no scheduled wake ups after enabling it in boot.plist?

My problem is that although adding the line, as you can see below, to my boot.plist, my computer still sometimes starts up for a few seconds when in sleep mode. This is quite annoying especially at night.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1680x1050x32</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>darkwake=0</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>Default</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Any ideas guys?

#229
xoolia

xoolia

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Have you all got darkwake=0 working? I.e. no scheduled wake ups after enabling it in boot.plist?

My problem is that although adding the line, as you can see below, to my boot.plist, my computer still sometimes starts up for a few seconds when in sleep mode. This is quite annoying especially at night.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1680x1050x32</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>darkwake=0</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>Default</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Any ideas guys?


Try disabling "wake on network access". It used to be in previous versions in System Preferences -> Energy saver. However, Sometimes the setting is not there (I am not sure what it depends on). However, I remember fixing it exactly by doing this.



=======================

[Does not let me post as a new post this one]

Hi! UD3LR Here.

I had lion before, then screwed it up somehow by updating to 10.7.3. Now I can't get it right.

Actually everything works, except the temperatures of cpu are high (60C when idle, 85C when loaded). I remember I had that problem initially when Lion came out, later i fixed it by installing a different version of boot loader (chimera). Now I have tried several of boot loaders and it does not help. It used to be 40C on lion w a different boot loader , on windows it is 40C.

I did try Generate P and C states. Also, turned on these settings in BIOS. I em pretty sure it is not a HW issue (fans are seater perfectly). When Booting from rBoot disc, the temps are also under control.

Any help appreciated.

#230
xopher

xopher

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland

Try disabling "wake on network access". It used to be in previous versions in System Preferences -> Energy saver. However, Sometimes the setting is not there (I am not sure what it depends on). However, I remember fixing it exactly by doing this.


This sadly disabled Wake-On-Lan, which I use a lot, so even if it would fix it, it's not an option for me. Thanks anyway for the input.

Any other ideas?

For your problem, xoolia, make sure you have the correct DSDT, matching your board, in your /Extra folder.

#231
creed205

creed205

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
So for the mouse click issue when logging in? The issue was that when I clicked on the icon for my user it would take 5-6 minutes for the password box to appear. I meddled with it so much that the computer would no longer boot. Being a good little IT person - I had my backup handy so I booted off the same boot media and did a TimeMachine restore from a couple of days prior.

Low and behold the issue is gone and I can't explain why or how. To be honest this restore point had the problem. The BIOS was the same as when I had the problem (version and settings) but it works.

Can anyone explain this? Is there some sort of re-detection of hardware when you restore from TM?

#232
xoolia

xoolia

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

This sadly disabled Wake-On-Lan, which I use a lot, so even if it would fix it, it's not an option for me. Thanks anyway for the input.

Any other ideas?


Apple documents it as a legit reason to wake up once in a while to register with Bonjour. So, perhaps disabling bonjour would do something (if it's an option).

For your problem, xoolia, make sure you have the correct DSDT, matching your board, in your /Extra folder.


Yup, it's the one for my mobo. So, my ideas are that either it reads the temps wrong (i use iStat pro, also i hear fans louder than normally), or the {censored} gives higher voltage to cpu. In any case it sucks, cuz it's loud.

#233
xopher

xopher

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland

Apple documents it as a legit reason to wake up once in a while to register with Bonjour. So, perhaps disabling bonjour would do something (if it's an option).


Sadly that's not an option either, eh. But shouldn't darkwake=0 disable this behavior despite bonjour being enabled? Or have I misunderstood?

#234
creed205

creed205

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts

So for the mouse click issue when logging in? The issue was that when I clicked on the icon for my user it would take 5-6 minutes for the password box to appear. I meddled with it so much that the computer would no longer boot. Being a good little IT person - I had my backup handy so I booted off the same boot media and did a TimeMachine restore from a couple of days prior.

Low and behold the issue is gone and I can't explain why or how. To be honest this restore point had the problem. The BIOS was the same as when I had the problem (version and settings) but it works.

Can anyone explain this? Is there some sort of re-detection of hardware when you restore from TM?


Quoting myself here! I made a hardware change and it's back. I decided to boot off my installation media and even the OSX boot image I made for installation with this guide has the same issue. When the initial screen appears it takes 5-6 minutes before I can select the arrow to move forward in the process. Once it's done I can go through the menus normally.

Any ideas? I think it's a KEXT or something that is wrong. I can't explain it though and lots of searching has revealed nothing so far.

#235
xopher

xopher

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland

Quoting myself here! I made a hardware change and it's back. I decided to boot off my installation media and even the OSX boot image I made for installation with this guide has the same issue. When the initial screen appears it takes 5-6 minutes before I can select the arrow to move forward in the process. Once it's done I can go through the menus normally.

Any ideas? I think it's a KEXT or something that is wrong. I can't explain it though and lots of searching has revealed nothing so far.


Have you ruled out hardware failures and/or incompatibilities? I had to swap my graphics card once, because it, for some unknown reason, didn't want to work perfectly on Snow Leopard (I think it was SL anyway..). It did work just fine on Lion though.

#236
Twinnie

Twinnie

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
I'm getting the same issue (I started a thread about it but no one replied except this guy). I'd say my computer's set up pretty well as far as compatibility goes. I've got an 8800 GTS, the UD3R, and an Apple wifi card. The actual error shows up in the logs as something like 'Timeout waiting for iokit to be quiet'. There's a few threads about it knocking around on the net but I haven't seen any with a solution.

To be honest I keep meaning to get around to wiping it and starting again.

#237
creed205

creed205

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts

Have you ruled out hardware failures and/or incompatibilities? I had to swap my graphics card once, because it, for some unknown reason, didn't want to work perfectly on Snow Leopard (I think it was SL anyway..). It did work just fine on Lion though.


I did some long troubleshooting on this one and I think I finally fugured it out. When searching for the "Timeout waiting for IOKit to be quiet" error I found many people mentioning Logitech mice as an issue. It turns out even on Macs there is an issue with Logitech devices on Lion. Unplugged both those devices (keyboard and mouse) but still had the issue. Some more reading led me to the fact that the IOKit errors have to do with USB (which makes sense again). I unplgged all my USB devices and found that 2 other ones were hurting me as well. I have a small 3rd party cheapy bluetooth dongle and also I have a Viewsonic P815 screen with a USB hub built into the base. Either of those can cause the problem to appear.

I am now pretty bare on the USB plugged devices. I have an external DVD burner, my mouse and KB which are both MS and that's about it. When in OSX and I plug in a flash card reader or an external HD for my photo library I don't have any issues.

Hope this helps!

#238
Thrace

Thrace

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 43 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
Anyone brave enough to try to upgrade to 10.7.4 yet?

#239
bigpoppa206

bigpoppa206

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 472 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA USA Earth
Getting ready to do that now. Hear that only my audio extension needs to be replaced with the one I am currently using. Also, make sure you have the latest FakeSMC if you get any errors.

UPDATE: used the latest FakeSMC from the pack on the first post and backed up my Audio extension from S/L/E. Updated, rebooted, reinstalled my audio and rebooted again. After that, run System update one more time to get the latest version of Safari. Everything seems fine, YMMV. Check my sig for my hardware.

PS: my geekbench score went up a little!

#240
xopher

xopher

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland
Hm, I'm getting a CPU Halt error on boot, and some SMC-errors when/if I get into OS X. Looking into my issues, and will report when/if I resolve them.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy