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[KEXT] CMI8738 Kext for 64bit OSX Lion


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Hello everybody,
after several tryings, I finally get ported the audio drive for OSX Lion 64bit, based on the original source codes from http://scifi.pages.at/ffm-2/ for OSX Tiger.

Use KextHelper to install the CMI8738 audio kext or just copy CMI8738AudioDevice.kext to /System/Library/Extensions and type following lines to the terminal:

sudo -i
cd /System/Library/Extensions/
chown -R root:wheel CMI8738AudioDevice.kext
chmod -R 755 CMI8738AudioDevice.kext

To test it on running system:
kextload CMI8738AudioDevice.kext

Maybe you have to clear your kextcache!

If there are problems to getting work the kext, just ask me ;)

PS: Its a native 64bit kext!

Have fun!

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Is input working? Or only output?

edit: nvm, I just saw it's not working.

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Its working in both ways.

What exactly didnt worked for you?

did you tried with kextutils?

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I just asked, because I'm using another cmi8738 kext on my lion 10.7.2(64bit) and input not working, but I will try this kext...

edit: I have only output, mic and input not working. Input device shows up in sound settings, but it's not working. Do you actually tested input?

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Yes, I did tested it. Its working for me. I can try the KEXT on another machine.

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Thank you, geforcefan.

It works great! But, one problem exist...

After sleep & wake up, sound is gone. Volume control works, but no sound...

Maybe I can use script that unload and load 8738 kext after wake up... but it's annoying..

Can you fix it?

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It works for me except 5.1 doesn't work. I can get Left, Right, Back Left, Back Right and Sub to work but not center channel. Also it shows up as Stereo in when I got to configure speakers in the audio/midi setup . 5.1 is greyed out

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Works perfectly in Mountain Lion (10.8.5), my sound card is a Genius SoundMaker Value 5.1.  :thumbsup_anim:



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Any chance you could release the source?

 

Source code links are down for the main project



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Any chance you could release the source?

 

Source code links are down for the main project

 

I ask again, anyone have the source code?

 

This kext does not work with Mavericks. I would like to recompile it to work with such.



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Input does not working (mic and line-in). Output only Stereo, 5.1 not working ( ML 10.8.4)  :(



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I ask again, anyone have the source code?

 

This kext does not work with Mavericks. I would like to recompile it to work with such.

Just stumbled upon it when I tried to snoop around the Wayback Machine for a mirror, so here's a mirror to the source archive:

http://www.strawberr....6.4-src.tar.gz

 

Same quirks as with the original, and I do hope someone would make the input parts work, or at least do something ala-VoodooHDA.



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Any progress on it? My Hackintosh use CMI8738 as well(using optical output) and it needs some Mavericks love ;)

It'll be awesome if it works on Mavericks!



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I've given up on it for Mavericks

 

Get a card that works with kx (older sound blaster cards)

 

They are absolutely outstanding and the quality is spectacular.

 

The SNR is at a high level meaning you hear more.



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I gave up on my Xonar long ago and just went to onboard in both Windows and OS X. I also use optical out.

 

As it's digital it doesn't make any difference if it's onboard or a dedicated card as there's no digital-to-analog conversion going on.



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thank you so much! works on mavericks too.



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How would I recompile the source (above) to work for Input on Mavericks? I have output working... I think that the kext may be picking up the wrong input instead of the Mic. Just tell me what I would need to do in Xcode for the driver to have support for Mavericks? Is it as simple as opening the project and exporting it as a kext for Mavericks?



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not who can not alter kext that would work microphone?



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Who has gotten this working in Mavericks and how did you do it? Did you take the source and port to Mavericks? Did you use the kext posted for Lion? I tried the Lion kext and I do not have any audio. I am on 10.9.2 using a cmi8738 card.  Thanks.







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