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Slow Launchpad and No Hardware Acceleration 10.8.2

29 September 2012 - 09:15 PM

So I recently Hackintoshed my desktop to 10.8.2. It worked out of the box once i got it booting. I have video acceleration and the works and it was working fine (i7 920, GTX 460, Gigabyte X58-UD4P).

All was fine and dandy, but I had this weird flicker on the refresh rate of some colors. Primarily certain shades of greys, and some yellows. Not too bad, but just enough to make me want to explore fixing it.

I then saw the 304 drivers for 10.8.1, and without reading the threads, tried to install it. Not heeding the warning by the installer, I opened the mpkg and manually copied over the Kext files to my Extensions folder.

it booted, but then once i got to the login screen and tried to login, the screen would flash white, and dump me back to the login screen. Bummer, I broke something. I restored my old kexts, deleted all the kexts i moved over, and refreshed all my kextcaches.

Everything works again, but now I dont have hardware acceleration. My Launchpad is super slow. I can see the render line moving down the screen as it tries to draw the Launchpad. I tried to play Guild Wars 2 (It worked perfectly fine before) and now it just errors it could not find a Hardware OpenGL renderer.

I have tried reloading my entire Kext set from the kakewalk install, by deleting all my kexts, and installing all new ones from the kakewalk USB manually (I boot into the installer, and used the Terminal to do all the hackery). Nothing seems to work to fix the issue.

So i come here asking to see if anyone knows how I might be able to restore the original 10.8.2 functionality i had with video rendering, short of wiping and installing from scratch. Cause I JUST got everything setup to my liking.

If anyone wants, I can post of video of the launchpad slowness and such if needed.


[Edit] I do have a Macbook Air with 10.8.2 running on it. So if getting any official files is needed, i can grab them from there or the installer.

Can't get the Kakewalk USB detected.

23 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

I read up on all the procedures, and made myself a Kakewalk USB and copied over the MBR patch for 10.8 (trying to install Mountain Lion)

I have a EX58-UD4P motherboard which is supported, GTX480 video card and an i7920. all supported hardware from what I have seen.

The problem is when I put it into my PC, its not even detected or booted from. I messed with my Boot orders all day, and my bios is the latest version.

I tried USB-FDD, USB-HDD, and neither works. Always just goes to booting Windows 8 (I have Win8 RTM installed, hence the MBR patch). I also tried manually selecting what it should boot by going to the Boot menu with F12, nothing works.

Has anyone had any similar experiences? I am running out of ideas.

AllI have are 2 hard drives, a CD-Rom, MB/Video card. Everythign else is on the motherboard.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I am making my USBs and such on my Macbook air, incase there is a Real vs Hackintosh issue when making the usbs or something.
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