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but, if i repair permission on the disk with terminal, i must do another time the configuration of boot or my triple-boot work ???

excuse me for the english ... jiji

sorry :) ...

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Running Kalyway 10.5.2 on Asus P5NE -SLI and cannot get nic working with any of the methods mentioned here. When I shut machine down and unplug the power cord/flip switch and deadhead power switch, all power is gone from the system (empty capacitors...). Plug it back in and turn it on then the lights on the lan port blink like normal till it boots to desktop, light go out and "lan cable unplugged...." in sys preferences. Im new to OS X (I do own a macbook though) so can someone piece all these directions together for a "clean cut" installation procedure? Also could anyone using this mobo with kalyway post their bios settings and OS X install method e.g. kernel choice....ect?

So far:
Both cores enabled
Installed on sata drive, can read/write
Audio works
Everything else is up in the air till lan starts working.


I have that problem but to solve if you need to boot with both "CPUS=1" and "-f"
with this 2 the ethernet work fine and dont crash on downloads...

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Hi at all! Just wanted to say that it works for me. GREAT! Your work here is awsome!
Installed, shut down the PC, unplugged the ethernet cable and the PC's power supply and shut down the router for a minute. Then back on - it works without any issues. Ah yes, but first of all I deleted the forcedeth.kext.
The BSD Device Name is 'en0', otherwise it didn't work. It connected automatically over DHCP, but had to set the Router/Server Addresses manually. I also had to boot with one core enabled.

I asked myself, if there is kind of a TaskManager like in Windows, to manage the processes for the different cores. Because then we were able to set the activity of the Ethernet.kext on only one core. And the multithreating problem is solved, or am I wrong?
Well I searched allready in the Activity Monitor, but can't find any .kext running. Hmm, I'm a Mac n00bie but perhaps my cogitations are food for thoughts.

My specs are:
QuadCore Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz
EVGA 680i LT SLI
2x 8800 GTS 640mb (SLI isn't recognised)
4gb 1066 RAM
Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista

Best wishes from Germany

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EDIT: This driver will only work stable with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). A driver for Leopard is currently being worked on.


I just tried to install Leo4All. Nearly everything works except my internet. I did try the kext anyway but nothing. Im at a loss of what to do now. Any pointers?

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Hey! That was a very good work. I isntalled the kext yesterday and used it for more than two hs. to sent 200 GB, and everything went good.

I have a M2N32-SLI Deluxe, and this mobo is especially complicated because nvidia does not produce good chipsets for amd, they work for intel. However ... THX!!


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Hey! That was a very good work. I isntalled the kext yesterday and used it for more than two hs. to sent 200 GB, and everything went good.

I have a M2N32-SLI Deluxe, and this mobo is especially complicated because nvidia does not produce good chipsets for amd, they work for intel. However ... THX!!
G.
Max


Works on my M2N32-Sli Deluxe too, I don't have to use stinking old wifi hurrah!

P.S. When this board was designed nVidia were very much in bed with AMD producing more advanced chipsets exclusively for them. They were not friends with intel at all. That of course all changed when AMD acquired ATi.

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can someone help me`? have asus p5n -e sli and leopard. I tried like in the first post, and boot with cpus=1 and f. But it only says no lan cable found......someone said he added his id but how can I do that`?

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hi, i got the driver to work, but i am noticing one problem, whenever i try to use safari and i go on youtube, ah message bar comes up and says i need to restart my system either using the reset button or holding down the power key for a couple seconds. anyone else had that problem?

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we need this updated for 10.5

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we need this updated for 10.5





Agree...



I have an Asus P5N-E SLI mobo and the driver keeps crashing my system. It happens randomly, I don't know if it is because of a heavyload or something else.

Has anyone reached to stability with this driver?

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Hi, everybody! You can try this:

http://forum.insanel...o...c=89475&hl=

I use it, but have the same problem - system freeze sometimes, even with "cpus=1", but i can watch online movies with this kext... Strange... And there is no kernel panic (for me at least). I did not try to download big files.

Also you can add your ID in the PLIST. Maybe somebody will happy with this.

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Hi, everybody! You can try this:

http://forum.insanel...o...c=89475&hl=

I use it, but have the same problem - system freeze sometimes, even with "cpus=1", but i can watch online movies with this kext... Strange... And there is no kernel panic (for me at least). I did not try to download big files.

Also you can add your ID in the PLIST. Maybe somebody will happy with this.


i tried this, but, it does not work for my PC.
however, i dont wanna give up half of my cpu...
still waiting for updates for this driver...

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I got my NIC to work on a Asus M2NPV-VM mobo. For more information regarding this, please go to http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=878087.

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Asus Striker Extreme, DualCore 2180, OsX86 10.5.4 -

It works from scratch but... if traffic becomes high, system freeze (with please reboot gray box window). can't run nothing more than WWW...

Any updates to driver expected?

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I wrote a new driver based off planetbeing's 0.3c driver and the linux forcedeth 0.61 driver. The new driver supports all the network cards supported by the linux driver (in theory). This includes support for the 88E1116 phy.

Check out the new driver at: http://forum.insanel...howtopic=125569

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You're Genius! The 30sec poweroff did it for me.
Unfortunately can't download large files without system halt. I suggest everybody to use
ENO's nForceLan
Especially with 0x0372,0x0373 device ID.
geez

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Hi,
Just followed the insturctions and the driver works perfectly on iDeneb Leopard 10.5.4. Thanks a lot! :)

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Thanks for the guide.

Internet is working with 2 cores!

Rebooted without unplugging power cable and still works perfect.

Leopard 10.5.2

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OS: iPC OSx86 Leopard 10.5.6 [Intel & AMD]

AMD 4200+
NVIDIA XFX 8800M GTX 768 MB
3x1024Gb DDR2-667 SDRAM
Toshiba
Sasmsung 250GB 7200RPM HDD
Marvel 88E1116 with nForceEthernetController it works )

Big thanx ))))

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Hi All,

I have written a driver based on the original NVidia code and the framework from the Forcedeth drivers that should work on the Marvell 88E1116 controller. It might work for other nic's in the same family as well but the driver has been specificly written just to support the 88E1116.
The driver hasn't been tested yet so I expect some bugs. Right now it is not possible to change the MTU size (default 1500) or use Jumbo packets. Another limitation is that driver will always initialize using auto negotiation.

I tested the driver on the following platform:
Mainboard: EVGA SLI 680I
Controller: MCP55, Marvell 88E1116 Ethernet Controller
Device ID: 0x0373
OSx86 version: 10.4.11, kernel 8.10.1

HOW TO INSTALL:
- Place the kext file on your desktop
- Start "Terminal" and type the following commands:
- "sudo -s"
- Type you password.
- "cp -R ~/desktop/nForceEthernetController.kext /system/library/extensions/"
- "chmod -R 755 /system/library/extensions/nForceEthernetController.kext
- "chown -R root:wheel /system/library/extensions/nForceEthernetController.kext"
- "rm -f /system/library/extensions.*"
- "diskutil repairpermissions /"
- "exit"
- Close "Terminal"
- Shutdown the computer and take the power cord off (IMPORTANT!)
- Wait 30 secs. and turn it back on (plug the power cord back in first :whistle: )

Hopefully it will come back up with your ethernet controller working!

IMPORTANT:
This goes without saying but I take no responsibility in any way shape or form if something bad happens to your computer or other caused by this driver.
I wrote this driver in my free time and because I don't have a lot of it I won't be able to make changes or updates on a regular basis so if it doesn't work for you, please be patient.

Let me know if you had any success!

Cheers,

Mike.

Before I forget, thanks to the guys how worked on the forcedeth driver, using their framework made things a lot easier!

EDIT: This driver will only work stable with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). A driver for Leopard is currently being worked on.
NOTE: When you still experiencing problems, turn the computer off, unhook the power cord for about 30secs. and bring in back up (I know it sounds... well... strange...) (For some reason the MAC address is 'locked', this should be solved in a new release)




I'm new to the hackingtosh scence, I have just completed my 1st install using iATKOS v7, Lepoard 10.5.7. I'm at work do not have all of the specks on my mod, But I'm using
Biostar Tforce 590 SLI Deluxe AM2 nividia nForce 590 SLI board.
Pny Geoforce 79oo GS
the enternet drivers are Marvell Yukon 88E116, my system shows the network cable as being unplugged. Doesn't that mean it's being seen?
Have you be able to create drivers to correct this?

Does anyone have a answer to this.. Remember this is all new to me, so baby steps please





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