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fix for JaS 10.4.8 Intel SSE3 boot hang + GMA grahpics issue + Pro apps


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If you get an error with intel sse3 where you can't get past the blue screen just do this
boot up -v -f -s -x then type in

mount -uw /

mv /system/library/exrensions/r2d2.kext /system/library/extensions/

and let it boot up in safe boot

once in the desktop mount the 10.4.7 /10.4.6 install dvd and run the GMA support package , repair your permissions and reboot

If you are trying to run pro apps just open the 10.4.7 combo update with pacifist and install the iokit.framework and they will run without issue.

that will fix the error with he blue screen , gma gfx and Pro apps crashing

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For those of you that are NOT updating from my 10.4.7. If you already have my 10.4.7 installed you wont get this problem.

Hello JaS. Just trying to feed my database at the right spot(s) - does that apply to BOTH of your 10.4.8 updates, the delta and the combo?

Thank you,
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the hang and gma only apply to this combo , the pro app fix applies to both updates.

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allright, thanks for the fixes and for clarifying :o !

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Hello JaS,
fortunatelly I have your DVD 10.4.7, of course I mount this DVD on my desktop, but probably I am blind and I can't find GMA support package.
Please be so kind and put here more details.

thank you in advance.
Martin

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OSX DVD -> /System/Installation/Packages

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Also these small errors in the install packages keep the support flowing here on the forum :o and keeps us all busy lol

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.. yeah what a relief .. activism against boredom and monochromity .. :o

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Hi JaS, this is in no way to slag off your massive work. Take it as a constructive feedback in case others have the same problem (or not hopefully).

After installing 10.4.8 combo (coming from your 10.4.7 upgrade) I had a black screen with two blue vertical bars after reboot. Here is verbatim what I did following your instructions:

I booted into text-only mode (F8) with
-v -f -s -x

mount -uw /
mv /system/library/exrensions/r2d2.kext /system/library/extensions/

and booted into safe mode (-x).

The system halts on the blue screen with the OSX splash and the progress bar doesn't move. I left it running for about 30 minutes without any reaction.

Am I missing something else?

cheers
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Hi guys,
thanks to all.
Finally I am on my Desktop. Hurayyy.

Everything works (as far as I tested) except video files bought from iTunes. iTunes says I am not authorized to play this video file. Do you have any recommendations, please?

Thanks
Martin

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Hi
I have the same problem as solaar. Get a black screen with mouse pointer and thats it.
I installed over JaS delta 10.4.8 (over JaS 10.4.7 DVD).
Now trying to re-install JaS delta 10.4.8 in case it will repair it.
Cheers

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I just booted with -v and found this:
/system/library/extensions/r2d2.kext no such bundle file exists
..... and further down right before it halts
a link/load error occured for kernel extension /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel915.kext

I just noticed... isn't /System/Library/Extensions case-sensitive?

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I just booted with -v and found this:
/system/library/extensions/r2d2.kext no such bundle file exists
..... and further down right before it halts
a link/load error occured for kernel extension /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel915.kext

I just noticed... isn't /System/Library/Extensions case-sensitive?

No, not case sensitive. Did you do the fix in posting #1 ?

r2d2.kext gets moved from exrensions to extensions

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Yep. see my 1st post.

I double checked, r2d2.kext is where it's supposed to be.

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solaar, I just fixed my graphics problem similar to yours.
If you have ATI card you need to install JaS ATI patch package.
If it is GMA graphics, GMA package...
I have ATI and this fixed it.

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Cheers Billy. Your hint is much appreciated.

I do realise though that's what needs to be done but how did you do that without desktop? I don't know how to install from a command line so I'll probably start over from scratch...

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I am in the same boat. have a x1600 and get get to GUI. Either I have a black screen with pointer or I have Boot progress bar hanging in limbo.

-x does not provide GUI.

any help friends?

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I'm back in the GUI.

Two things -

in the 1st step I had to do
cd sbin
mount -uw /

That was the only way the mv command was accepted.

After doing the r2d2.kext move I typed (and that's the thing !)

sh /etc/rc -x

My machine halted at some point but I ignored it and did a cold reboot to safe mode (this time the usual -x)

(The point for me was that the r2d2 move is not permanent even though I saw it in the Extensions folder. When I did a cold reboot immediately it went back to Exrensions.)

voil Now I can try the GMA patch...

L8rz

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All back to normal, signature changed, domo arigato JaS!!

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i still can't get a gui... argh!





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