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skyhack

Member Since 10 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2013 04:31 AM
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Itunes crashes on Snow install

07 December 2009 - 03:25 AM

I have two AMD machines and both are running 10.6.2 and are having problems with itunes.

When I run itunes for the first time the setup wizard runs and some of the windows have no writing on them. They only have the cancel, back and next buttons displayed.

When I click on the iTunes menu bar and then click on preferences all I see is a tall gray rectangular box with the tab headings ( General / Playback / Sharing etc ). There is no writing and no settings on the general tab. If I select one of the other tabs then itunes crashes.

I have tried repairing CPUIDs using Marvin's AMD utility V.25 but the program comes up with errors after patching 32 of 34 files.

Could someone please give me some clues - I have had this fault since 10.6.0 - my 10.5.8 installations work beautifully.

iPC 10.5.6 install on GA-MA770-DS3 - 8 GB of RAM

18 August 2009 - 01:22 AM

I have 2 AMD machines.

I have successfully set up iPC 10.5.6 on my "development" box with no issues and got the 9800GTX card fully supported using Aquamac's instructions

http://aquamac.probo...a...&thread=509

Thanks Aqua-mac!!!

Development box uses :-
AMD 7750
GA-M56S-S3
4GB DDR2 Ram
9800GTX Graphics Card

My "production" box is giving me hell, specs as follows

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
GA-MA770-DS3
8GB DDR2 Ram
EN9800GTX+ DK/HTDI/512M
Samsung 46inch TV - HDMI input

The only distribution I can get to the installation stage is iPC 10.5.6 and I can only do this by booting the install in safe mode ( -x -v).

The installation completes and after rebooting I get a black screen ( and sometimes brown ) with a mouse pointer that responds. I can boot successfully in safe mode but this is not usable as I need to have VMware running.

From research I thought I had a display problem so I tried every possible combination of display kexts, NVinject, NVdarwin, NVkush and the EFI string method with no additional kexts.

I have cleared the caches with OSX86tools and started my system with -f after each change.

I have inserted the loaded HDD into my dev box and OSX started up successfully, so I loaded the latest 9000 series drivers.

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=132089 - 9000 series drivers

When I put the HDD back into my production system and I still get the black screen ( and sometimes a brown ) with a mouse pointer that responds on a normal boot.

I have tried 2 other video cards, a 9800GTX and a 9600GT ( both of these work fully in my development system ) but I still get the black screen with a standard boot.

I have tried using a using a standard Sun computer monitor.

I have tried setting different resolutions via the plist file

Safe boot works with the correct resolution detected (1080x1920)


Edit


Got things going by booting with maxmem=5120 - it seems my build does not like 8GB of RAM, more work required there.

I have changed my com.apple.Boot.plist file to include:-

<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>maxmem=5120<string>
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