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Thank you. So I'm having an issue here. In order to get the CSM support setting I have to change Secure Boot to Windows 8. I then disable CSM Support and save and exit. The boot logo is still distorted so I go back into bios and CSM is back to Enabled. I've tried disabling it 3 times but it isn't sticking. I also tried restoring the bios to defaults and then disabling it but it always goes back to enabled. Is there another setting I need to change that's re-enabling it?

Did you have GOP Bios for your GTX?

disable secure boot and check again with CSM Enabled.



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This might be a question for the Ozmosis thread, but does anybody know if it's possible to force full resolution on the boot screen? I hate seeing that distorted Apple logo. Can I add a boot argument or anything to fix it?

You have 2 options...

 

1. Wait for a new release, a bird told me they got AMI CsmVideo fixed, so wont matter if you have a GOP VBIOS card or not, you will get full resolution Logo/GUI in both cases.

 

2. If you have a GOP VBIOS discrete card or if you want to use internal as primary(it has GOP drivers in BIOS already) set:

  BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control to UEFI Only by default

In case of IGPU usage, set:

  Peripherals/Integrated Graphics/Enabled

  Peripherals/Init Display First/IGPU

 

Optional you can disable CSM completely by setting  BIOS Features/Secure Boot to Win8 then CSM Support to Disabled.

Don't forget to configure Image Execution Policy otherwise you will get stuck on OS X boot!! 



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Hmm no idea if my card has GOP VBIOS, but I'll give King's instructions a go and see what happens. If it doesn't work with my discrete GPU, is there a way to update to GOP VBIOS? If not, I'll just go with option 1 and wait for the update. I don't really want to use the integrated GPU. Thanks for the help guys.

 

EDIT: WELP, that was an epic fail. Safe to say I do not have GOP VBIOS. Switched it to UEFI only and got nothing but black screens and had to activate the secondary bios and reflash. Also, just to update King, I did try to disable CSM, but it kept re-enabling itself each time I rebooted. Apparently that was a good thing because I didn't know about configuring Image Execution Policy. I'm not even sure where to do that. Time to re-do my boot flags.



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Yes, I have one:

How about you read what I did said in plain english when I asked for details?

Do you think stuff like monitor(s) connected, type/size/resolution etc does not matter when you debug "possible" video bug?

 

Since you didn't provided required information I am forced to guess so, I think your "problem" is related with how you actually connect the monitor(s).

I guess you do not have a PC Speaker mounted on your board to warn you when your graphics card that you set in BIOS as primary is not posted.

In translation, if you enable IGPU and set it as primary in Init display first, you need to make sure you have monitor connected to it otherwise you will receive a black screen till the end of the days.

I am sorry, what information are you requesting?

 

In terms of Monitors connect, type, size, resolution, etc, I have the following:

 

(1) 24" Samsung LED 1920x1080 connected to on board DVI port via DVI cable.

(2) 24" LG LED 1920x1080 connected via DVI cables onto DVI ports on GTX660

(1) 22" LG LED 1920x1080 connected via DisplayPort to DVI cable on GTX660

(1) 32" Sony LCD TV 720p connected via HDMI on GTX660 

 

I am unable to get video to show within OSX 10.9.4 on the monitor connect to integrated graphics. I have ensured that I have enabled onboard graphics within the BIOS. As per instructions from THe KiNG 

  • BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control should be set to UEFI Only

this allows me to boot into OSX 10.9.4. 

 

Any advise on how to get onboard video working within OSX?



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I am sorry, what information are you requesting?

 

In terms of Monitors connect, type, size, resolution, etc, I have the following:

 

(1) 24" Samsung LED 1920x1080 connected to on board DVI port via DVI cable.

(2) 24" LG LED 1920x1080 connected via DVI cables onto DVI ports on GTX660

(1) 22" LG LED 1920x1080 connected via DisplayPort to DVI cable on GTX660

(1) 32" Sony LCD TV 720p connected via HDMI on GTX660 

 

I am unable to get video to show within OSX 10.9.4 on the monitor connect to integrated graphics. I have ensured that I have enabled onboard graphics within the BIOS. As per instructions from THe KiNG 

  • BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control should be set to UEFI Only

this allows me to boot into OSX 10.9.4. 

 

Any advise on how to get onboard video working within OSX?

Seems I need a month to get full information about your specs and how you setup things in BIOS.

You didn't answer if you have PC Speaker or not, do you hear the post beep or not?

If BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control to UEFI Only is the only thing you altered in BIOS and you got all those monitors connected, then I assume your GTX660 card has GOP VBIOS, I cannot know since I have no idea what model/brand is...

You can also spend some time and provide a DarwinDumper report(zip not html) while you are in OS X.

One last thing you can try is to set BIOS  like this:

 BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control to UEFI First(This is how it was on 828 by default.)

 Peripherals/Integrated Graphics/Enabled

 Peripherals/Init Display First/IGPU

If this does not work I have no other idea until you not provide full information/dumps.



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Well for some reason nvram isn't saving anymore. I've tried a clean install (still getting KP's on shutdown/restart and restart boot loops a few times before loading desktop, which spams nvram with panic info), I've tried refreshing my bios, but nothing saves, which means I can't change my SMBIOS or get iMessage working or load unsigned kexts on Yosemite. Very strange that it just started happening all of a sudden. I've done some searching around but haven't come across much that really explains it from a strictly Ozmosis viewpoint (a lot of clover stuff, though). Does anybody know how to get nvram to save again, or could anybody point me to a fix I can try?



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Has anyone else tried the Yosemite DPs or beta yet? Much of it (DP4) seems to work fine with my setup, but sound - either by built-in or an iMic USB device - don't work, Flash crashes in both Firefox & Safari, possibly because of the sound problem.



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Has anyone else tried the Yosemite DPs or beta yet? Much of it (DP4) seems to work fine with my setup, but sound - either by built-in or an iMic USB device - don't work, Flash crashes in both Firefox & Safari, possibly because of the sound problem.

which SMBios did you use? 



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 yes  public beta.  works HDMI Sound. work (need a patched HDA kext) 894M Bios 



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which SMBios did you use? 

I'm using iMac 13,1 with 894M BIOS.

 

@BALDY_MAN - which patch for HDA? The King's pkg?



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@ntsmkfobi could not get the  kings patch packet to work. I'm using HDMI Sound (when i used kings patch i had no sound and lost HDMI Sound too so reinstalled the original HDA Sound kext with kext wizard and got HDMI SOUND Back



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I'm using iMac 13,1 with 894M BIOS.

@BALDY_MAN - which patch for HDA? The King's pkg?

Enable iGPU an Look if the craches gone.or use Mac Pro Smbios.

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I'm using the Mac Pro 3.1 its set to that with the 894M.bios

And I'm NOT using any patched HDA SOUND or kings sound pkg(.i tried it and it didn't work) so restored original HDA SOUND kext and can use HDMI Sound everything else works out of the box



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Has anyone else tried the Yosemite DPs or beta yet? Much of it (DP4) seems to work fine with my setup, but sound - either by built-in or an iMic USB device - don't work, Flash crashes in both Firefox & Safari, possibly because of the sound problem.


You're using kext-dev-mode=1 right? Unsigned kexts won't load without it. I've had sound working with King's patch and with voodoohda. Using digital out now. There's a developmental build of flash for Yosemite. Go to Adobe.com to download it.

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Greetings,

 

Where is a good place to read-up on about setting up a Z77MX-QUO-AOS. This would be a first for me, and it seems that this is the right place to get information.

 

Cheers



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This has got to be the best place to read-up. Skim through the posts. There is also a wiki, which distills some of the good stuff from here and elsewhere.

 

http://wiki.osx86pro...p/Z77MX-QUO-AOS



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I'm using the Mac Pro 3.1 its set to that with the 894M.bios

And I'm NOT using any patched HDA SOUND or kings sound pkg(.i tried it and it didn't work) so restored original HDA SOUND kext and can use HDMI Sound everything else works out of the box

 

I'm using voodoohda 2.8.5 now and it's working great. One nice thing is that I didn't have to reinstall it after updating to DP5.



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I'm happy with HDMI Sound as i plug some creative speakers in the sound jack on the tv and have volume control via the speakers. and no added kexts



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My Z77MX-QUO-AOS has arrived. :)

Shipping took just 8 days (including weekend) to Europe! (According to some Facebook / forum posts I had expected 6-8 weeks!)

I've done a lot of research so far because I'm totally new to the "Hackintosh" topic (but quite familiar with Linux). So any hint / help - especially regarding hardware selection (see below) - will be highly appreciated.

 

What do I want ...

  • Mac OS X and Linux (after release: SteamOS) installed side by side on the same PC
  • music applications on Mac OS X and games on Linux running stable
  • no additional drivers required for Mac OS X
  • Auto-configuration of system memory by BIOS (SPD/XMP) appreciated (I just don't want to waste several days figuring out DRAM timings/voltages to get my system stable.)
  • Auto-configuration of SSD, HDD & ODD by BIOS (SATA AHCI, S.M.A.R.T., ...) appreciated
  • LG 34UM95-P 21:9 (3440x1440) monitor @ dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 7XX GPU
  • Auto-configuration of dedicated GPU

 

Questions:

 

1.) System memory:
Unfortunately I couldn't find any system memory QVL neither on the CD coming with the AOS motherboard, on Quo Computer's website (currently) nor elsewhere.
Quo Computer itself is offering ADATA XPG V2 DRAM modules.
So I shouldn't run into problems if I pick an ADATA XPG V2 DDR3/1600 rated 16GB kit. Right?

 

2.) Graphics:
A NVIDIA Kepler based graphics card that supports UEFI GOP is recommended. My favorite brand is EVGA - one reason: some of their cards (still) feature DHES coolers. Their 7xx series cards are said to be fully UEFI supported out of the box.
Is the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 (P/N: 02G-P4-2770-KR) a good choice or is there a card that matches the motherboard & Mac OS X better?

 

I have problems to understand the passage "Notes on GeForce 7XX" in the motherboard's wiki:

Notes on GeForce 7XX
(From the OZ): Check your 7xx GFX for full compatibility per your OS

How can I check for full compatibility before bying a card?

 

What's the benefit to do the "7xx installation with IGPU (Integrated Graphics) Enabled" described in the wiki?
If I don't want to use the IGPU at all (disable it in the BIOS) and intend to connect the monitor to the GeForce directly (somethig I have to do anyway because of the monitor's resolution) can I skip this procedure?

 

3.) Sound:
I intend to disable onboard sound in BIOS and use HQ USB audio instead (I guess the onboard sound wouldn't meet my audiophile requirements anyway.):
Any solution based on Texas Instruments PCM2900/2902 USB stereo audio codec is said to be working without additional drivers on Mac OS X (and Linux).
Has anybody had a positive experience with this or another USB audio solution?

 

4.) SSD:
Intel SSD 730 Series 480 GB (just because "Intel" is my favorite brand for SSDs)
Good choice? Better alternatives available?

 

5.) Installation preparations:

  • I've already set up Mac OS X in a VM on my PC. The only thing I need to do here is to prepare an USB flash drive for a clean Mac OS X install. Right?
  • I can simply use the Mac OS X shell for USB flash drive preparation or "DiskMaker X" - not any special "Hackintosh" tools. Right?
  • What is the recommended bootloader for my Mac OS X / Linux dual boot configuration? GRUB 2, Mac OS X bootloader, ...

 

Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.

 



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I'm using Crucial 2 x 8GB BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0 at rated speed 1866, so you can go faster than 1600 if you want without messing.

 

SSD will need a patch to get Trim working.

 

Samsung 840 Pro bigger, faster and cheaper than Intel 730. Intel may have more over-provisioning though.

 

Use F12 to select boot volume. No other bootloader needed.

 

I use Griffin iMic with OOTB workiing to avoid AppleHDA patching, but I doubt if that meets your standards.







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