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In Topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications

06 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

You need the Realtek kext to get LAN working whether or not you have Ethernet built in injector set. However unless you set Ethernet built in to Yes, you won't be able to use the App Store.

Thaks, but that does address the bug I encountered. My delimea was how best to set the ethernet builtin property and inject graphics properties. I have managed a fairly satisfactory workaround so my immediate crisis is over.

Thanks for all assistance provided.


In Topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications

03 October 2012 - 03:17 AM

Progress of sorts. After the last install I was able to get the onboard Realtek lan controller recognized as builtin using the hack suggested in item #19C. Had to insert it in PEX4 and PEX5 to get both legs of the dual-lan recognized. Pretty sure I messed up the hack before. Always something to learn.

Anyway, I have access to iCloud and App Store login in.

Deffinatly can't use EthernetBuiltIn=Yes in the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist -- it just doesn't work. Reconfigured the order of the lan controllers so that the Realtek is now en0 and en1. Haven't figured out how to get the the Intel CT Desktop controller (en2) recognized as builtin. Any thoughts? Any ideas on how to hack the DSDT for it?


(Update, 3 October 2012): Was able to inject ethernet builtin for the Intel CT Desktop adapter using a <device-properties> hex string in the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist. Thanks to Jon (jhrfc) for putting me on to the idea of experimenting with device-properties efi strings. Order of the lan controllers is now mute. Using the hex string to inject both ethernet builtin and GTX 285 properties at the moment. Hex string derived from EFI Studio. Note: efi hex string injection derived from EFI Studios only fixes ethernet builtin for the Intel CT Desktop Gigabit Lan Controller. The DSDT hack at item #19C is still needed to get the builtin properties for the onboard Realtek Lan Controllers. Will try to tweak the GTX 285 properties for my particular graphics card eventually.

Still perplexed as to why the Chameleon EthernetBuiltIn injector feature doesn't work for my setup in 10.8 or 10.8.2. Seems to conflict with the Chameleon graphics injector feature. Can anyone shed any light on this?

In Topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications

01 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

I have a virtually identical system to you, and also had the black screen issue. the problem is that newer boot loaders don't inject the correct proprieties for the GTX 285 card. you need to inject via device-properties.
re you other issues. i use the dood dsdt mods her in post 1, with the audio option to enable use of the standard applehda kext. I use the scipt written by digital dreamer to install the kexts, and the network driver ionetworkfamily.kext from his script works for me including app store etc.

Jon, Thanks for the tips. I am giving it a try, but I still have some odd issues getting ethernet set to builtin.

I was able to inject the GTX 285 properties into org.Chameleon.Boot.plist, and it seems to work. Haven't tested different resolutions or tried any videos, etc., but the system boots.(updated 3 October 2012) Still, I am unable to get <key>EhernetBuiltIn<key> <StringYes<string> to work. That key in the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist just ihas no effect, even with graphics enabler set to no. I really do not understand what's going on. I currently use the same boot loader with 10.6,3 and 10.6.8 in different partitions on the same HDD with no problems.

I've tried various options, including Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx.kext and Bit Shoveler's RealtekR1000SL.kext in E/E and alternately in S/L/E. The kext in Digital Dreamer's script is only a port of Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx.kext into Apple's IONetwokingFamily.kext which it replaces upon installation. I'll gave it a try, anyway, to no effect.

Ethernet works fine, by the way, with any of the kext files installed. Intel CT Desktop adapter works with the item #18A device id hack. They just don't come up as builtin. Even temporarily removed the Intel CT Desktop Gigabit adapter to see if that made a difference, which it did not. So I can access the App store for system updates, but not for downloding new apps. Can't access iCloud either as both require ethernet builtin to accept login id info.

I have been able to inject properties for the GTX 285 in the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist in various ways, but I have not been able to inject ethernet builtin either through the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist or through a customized DSDT.aml. I tried the hack suggested in item#19C. The DSDT compiled but had no effect. Seemed flawed anyway as the dual RTL controller shows up in PEX4 and PEX5. The Intel CT adapter shows up in PCIO0 at PCI-bridge1. Seems that entries would need to be listed in each section, which I also tried. Admittedly, I am not sure the same code works for the Intel CT adapter, but it didn't seem to hurt iIt just didn't inject ethernet builtin to any of the lan controllers. Also tried hacking only one cards properties at a time, which also had no effect. (updated 3 October 2012).

I'm stumped and just kinda going in circles to try to find obvious errors or omissions. Is there a way to inject the ethernet builtin property with an EFI hex string in the org.Chameleon.Boot.plist? Is there a way to clean out stored hidden system preferences other than rebuilding system cache012 (updated 3 October 2012. Anyone have a link to kexts modded for the builtin property? Is there a more compatible bootloader for the GA-EX58-UD5 and OS X 10.8.2 I have reinstalled 3 times and have tried 3 different bootlaoders each time (listed in previous post).

Basically, the system just ignores all attempts to inject ethernet builtin. Certainly I am not the only one who has encountered this bug. If I really am the only one, I could use ideas as to what may have gone wrong and how to fix. What is most likely stopping ehternet builtin injection? I've downloaded the Mountain Lion Install App twice now on two different PC's. Surely they are not both corrupted with the same flaw. Ideas, please.(updated 3 October 2012) Guess I'll try clean install #4 with a fresh USB thumb drive loader.



In Topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications

30 September 2012 - 05:26 AM

P.S. Can't access the App Store, either. Any ideas? Please help. Thanks.

In Topic: GA-EX58 and GA-X58A DSDT native power management modifications

30 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

I have followed this thread since I first found it years ago with great success. Many thanks for a terrific job keeping this project going!

OS X 10.8 is giving me problems that I have not been able to overcome. Using GraphicsEnabler=yes and EthernetBuiltIn=yes together in org.chameleon.Boot.plist gives me a black screen at boot. I've tried with a couple different Chameleon builds (r643, r1923, r3030) and the result was the same. Odd, since both enablers worked with OS X 10.6 through 10.6.8. Must be something new with 10.8?

Problem is, without ethernet builtin=yes, graphics is fine, but iCloud is broken. I have fixed the SMboardproduct and SMserial values in smbios.plist so they are appropriate for a MacPro4,1. So the only thing left for iCloud seems to be getting ethernet builtin working.

I tried item #19C and the DSDT compiled without error. But I still get ehternet buitin=false in the IO Registry! And, of course, iCloud remains broken. Not sure why this DSDT hack doesn't work for me. Is there a specific place the additional code needs to be under PEX4? I've retried a few times. Always compiles correctly, but has no effect when installed. Any ideas?

I downloded the source files for RealtekR1000SL.kext, and I patched the RealtekR1000SL.ccp, but I don't know how or what to do to compile it. Can someone point me to an RealtekR1000SL.kext already modified for ethernet builtin and/or tell me what to do to compile the kext? I'd like to give this idea a try, but I am unclear as to how to proceed.

I also installed an Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter and followed item #18A to modify Apple's IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/Intel82574L.kext. The mod works, but it also comes up as ethernet builtin=false in the IO Registry. Any ideas as to how to make it appear as BuiltIn=Yes? It shows as en0. The MB Realtek dual-ethernet appears as en1 and en2. I'd like to use the CT add-in card, since it is much more reliable than the motherboard's Realtek ethernet controllers.

GA-EX58-UD5, bios F12; i7-920 CPU; GTX 285 graphics card; D00D's any CPU v5 DSDT; Chameleon 2.1svn-r2030; retail OS X 10.8.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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