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Are there any differences in making DSDTs for SL and Lion? Anything new you need to take into account, or something you need to leave out?

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Eliade, I followed your guide, can you check your ethernet auto-negotion speed?

Applications -> Utilities -> Network Utility

Link Speed: 0Mbit/s

My actual operating speed was 100Mbps, I had to go to advanced and manually set it to 1000base-T...

System Preferences -> Network -> Ehternet -> Advanced -> Hardware

Configure: Manually
Speed: 1000baseT
Duplex: full-duplex
MTU: Standard (1500)

Once set to the network utility reports:

Link Speed: 1Gbit/s

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A small problem, I got everything installed, but Chameleon doesn't seem to read my com.apple.boot.plist in my Extra folder at all.

First I thought there was some problem with GraphicsEnabler, but when I put in the command straight into Chameleon, at boot, the graphic's worked just fine. Anyone else experienced anything similar? And is it a Chameleon RC5 1200 specific problem?

SOLVED: Right, so I renamed com.apple.Boot.plist -> org.chameleon.Boot.plist (and installed Chameleon RC5 r1269), now it read the plist fine and I have a properly working Lion.

Only error I got was about the "device-properties" string in the boot.plist, which it complained not having a key for (which is the case) - is the device-properties string obsolete, or do I need something to support it to make it work?

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Eliade, I followed your guide, can you check your ethernet auto-negotion speed?

Applications -> Utilities -> Network Utility

Link Speed: 0Mbit/s

My actual operating speed was 100Mbps, I had to go to advanced and manually set it to 1000base-T...

System Preferences -> Network -> Ehternet -> Advanced -> Hardware

Configure: Manually
Speed: 1000baseT
Duplex: full-duplex
MTU: Standard (1500)

Once set to the network utility reports:

Link Speed: 1Gbit/s


my link speed says 100
but I'm connected to a 100 router anyway right now, maybe if i was connected to my 1000 switch it would go to it automatically...
but i don't have a second computer at this point to use the switch... so i don't know

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my link speed says 100
but I'm connected to a 100 router anyway right now, maybe if i was connected to my 1000 switch it would go to it automatically...
but i don't have a second computer at this point to use the switch... so i don't know


I'm connected to a gigabit switch, and my link speed said 0mb/s as well. It worked just fine, and I didn't test the real throughput speed, but I changed it manually to 1000mb/s just in case ^_^

What about this ethernet driver? http://lnx2mac.blogs...osx-driver.html

I thought this was an "upgrade" for the RealtekR1000SL.kext, and I was actually using this in SL (migrated from RealtekR1000SL), have you tried it?

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I'm connected to a gigabit switch, and my link speed said 0mb/s as well. It worked just fine, and I didn't test the real throughput speed, but I changed it manually to 1000mb/s just in case ^_^

What about this ethernet driver? http://lnx2mac.blogs...osx-driver.html

I thought this was an "upgrade" for the RealtekR1000SL.kext, and I was actually using this in SL (migrated from RealtekR1000SL), have you tried it?


yes, I tried it, worked well
right now I'm actually using the AppleRTL8169Ethernet (created by realtek themselves)

all 3 drivers I know are equivalent, only difference i noticed is realtekR1000sl has wake on lan disabled

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yes, I tried it, worked well
right now I'm actually using the AppleRTL8169Ethernet (created by realtek themselves)

all 3 drivers I know are equivalent, only difference i noticed is realtekR1000sl has wake on lan disabled


Okay, could you post a link to that driver? Does it work directly from /Extra, and do I need/want to have EthernetBuiltIn enabled in org.chameleon.Boot.plist?

Isn't it a disadvantage that the realtekR1000sl has WOL disabled? ^_^ Or is it just a precaution because it wouldn't work anyway? I was using it on SL so I'm quite interested in getting it working again.

Thanks for your efforts on getting Lion to us UD3R users by the way, really appreciated!

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Great guide!

Worked almost perfectly for me: I have a 8800GT (G92) card with two 22" monitors connected, and only one of my monitors is working. The one that is working however is at full resolution and accelerated. I tried using my EFI string from my 10.6 install (removed <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>), but it didn't work - do I need to remove the <string>y</string> after it?

Edit: wouldn't let me attach my boot.plist ;/

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Great guide!

Worked almost perfectly for me: I have a 8800GT (G92) card with two 22" monitors connected, and only one of my monitors is working. The one that is working however is at full resolution and accelerated. I tried using my EFI string from my 10.6 install (removed <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>), but it didn't work - do I need to remove the <string>y</string> after it?

Edit: wouldn't let me attach my boot.plist ;/

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I fixed this by installing "NvEnabler 64.kext" found
here.
I also added these lines in com.apple.Boot.plist:
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string></string>
In addition, I added the EFI string (found it using EFIstudio) (<string>EFI hex code</string>) for my card underneath <key>device-properties</key> in com.apple.Boot.plist.

This should work with all 8 and 9 series Nvidia cards, hope it helps!

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Okay, could you post a link to that driver? Does it work directly from /Extra, and do I need/want to have EthernetBuiltIn enabled in org.chameleon.Boot.plist?

Isn't it a disadvantage that the realtekR1000sl has WOL disabled? ;) Or is it just a precaution because it wouldn't work anyway? I was using it on SL so I'm quite interested in getting it working again.

Thanks for your efforts on getting Lion to us UD3R users by the way, really appreciated!


I chose one that had wol disabled at first, because wake on lan had issues (after a few wake on lan it would not wake up not even with mouse or keyboard, if i wasn't using wol it would always wake up from mouse or keyboard though), but i think it was due to my dsdt because since i recreated it from scratch in windows i haven't had issues, currently using AppleRTL8169Ethernet
with wake on lan enabled.
wake on lan only works with remote app
with a standard wol packet, it will partially wake up... video driver not loaded, network access partially working... (enough for remote app to wake it to a full working state, I'm unsure about file sharing working in that state), that half sleep state is born from a "feature", i just wish it could be disabled (maybe in an update)
what i need to figure out is the what i guess is a bonjour wake on lan packet. which is triggered after the standard wake on lan to fully wake the computer, and create an wol iphone app with both packet being sent...

static ip seems to confuse mdnsresponder after a sleep/wake, thus lose partial dns service, either waiting will autofix itself (can take 5sec or 5min), killing the mdnsresponder (from activity monitor) seems to accelerate and fix the problem almost instantly (most of the time but not always), all three seems to have the problem
dhcp does not have this issue (had it once with a driver but can't remember which, so far AppleRTL8169Ethernet has been good to me, currently using for last few days)

all three works from E/E

AppleRTL8169Ethernet - comes from realtek's website, the installer puts that file in s/l/e inside ionetworkingfamily in the plugin folder, I extracted it, reverted ionetworkingfamily to original state and put that file in extra/extensions instead, and it works. wol works

RealtekRTL81xx - comes from lix2mac driver - no noticeable differences so far compared to AppleRTL8169Ethernet

RealtekR1000SL - work like the other ones with wol disabled

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Hi.
First off al... Great guide!!!
I didn't want to open another topic, because I used this method to install the Lion on my config.
Everything was installed normally, I got true the boot screen and into the Os itself.
I rebooted it, just to be shore that everything is ok...it did boot ;)
then i did a transfer of the old files from the migration assistant...rebooted and it worked.
I left the computer run true the weekend and I did not want to wake after sleep.
When i did a force shutdown I got this kernel panic(see picture).
Can anybody help me with this one?
thank you,
Emac

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just remove the appleHDA.kext. For that boot with -s

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just remove the appleHDA.kext. For that boot with -s


You mean remove voodooHDA kext right? After all, that is what is causing the panic. Plus AppleHDA will be required for the other audio install options discussed in this thread...

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You mean remove voodooHDA kext right? After all, that is what is causing the panic. Plus AppleHDA will be required for the other audio install options discussed in this thread...


hmm..

VoodooHDA is in conflict with AppleHDA, choices are:

- remove AppleHDA (use VoodooHDA for sound)
- remove VoodooHDA (patch AppleHDA for sound) (recommended?)
- rename Device (HDEF) in DSDT to something else and use VoodooHDA for sound (if you have to :)

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Thank you Swavek...will try that :D
greetz,
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Any updates on the WOL / auto-sleep problems? Aren't these problems OSX86 specific, and not only board specific? Which would mean other people are looking for answers as well?

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Thank you Swavek...will try that :D
greetz,
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Well this thread is for the GA-EP45-UD3R. but I see you have the GA-EP45C-DS3R. Doesn't matter as both use the ALC889a audio from Realtek. Ditch Voodoo audio, make sure you have your sound patched correctly for 889a in your DSDT and follow my message over here to get your audio working correctly again. INCLUDES front headphones, woohoo!

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Any updates on the WOL / auto-sleep problems? Aren't these problems OSX86 specific, and not only board specific? Which would mean other people are looking for answers as well?


Not anything that I could find.
I haven't look more into wol due to lack of time these days. (what needs to be done as I said before is looking at how remote does wake the computer successfully)
But I would rather wait for the next osx update 10.7.1 if it exists or 10.7.2... (hopefully for option in system pref regarding half-sleep which seems to be the real issue regarding wol and possibly related to autosleep)

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Hi Guys, following this guide to the letter (I think) but I'm having trouble getting the installer to boot. I've experienced several different causes for it stopping in my efforts to fix it but there does seem to be an element of randomness in it, sometimes it gets stuck on some PCI Configuration thing, though a restart and reseating of the USb stick seems to fix this. Other than that I either get a kernel panic or a quick restart without any prompt. When I was getting the kernel panics it seemed to mention drivers for my sound and my wifi so I've disabled the sound and removed the wifi card and it seems to have narrowed it down to the auto-reboot thing. I've managed to film it and provided a screenshot of the last bit of text before the screen blacks out but I can't really see anything that would indicate to me what's going wrong.

If anyone could take a look I'd appreciate it.

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i want install on this laptop can you help me

lion installing on the disk screen

start 22 minute and shut down at 15 minute



core i3 370m 240 ghz
ati 5470
intel hm55
samsung r540 motherboard
broadcom 4313 wirelles
marwell yukon ethernet





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