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  1. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    crash means i can move the mouse in the 2 screens (dvi and vga) but i cant click and nothing happens,sometimes it may work after some seconds but it may crash again,i think i did something wrong,i instaled cuda drivers for nvidia but nvidia gts 250 does not have cuda support as far as i know,so do you know how to properly uninstall the cuda /? duran i will check tomorrow and will post,but i dont havw kernel panics,i dont see kernel panics errors with stack or register information so i must be something else. ...will check what you have told me.
  2. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    open applicationsin 32bit mode still had crashes,i can play limbo for 1 hour and not crash, i can use firefox for2-3 hours no crash,then i may just move the pointer to a menu and crash,tomorrow i will try the patches you posted let's hope it fixes the problems,monkey island special edition had gfx glitches and crashed or frozen for about half a minute then resumed and i could play for 2 hours,gfx were ok but inventory was a mess,all other was ok. Tomorrow i will try to install photoshop or some applications to check.Could the crash be from the fact that i haven't used the amd marvin? Now on legacy kernel flags are legacy_kernel arch=i386 maxmem=4096 cpus=5 -force64 gfxenabler=yes -v Overall i am posting this from the snow leopatrd 10.6.8
  3. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    There are various crashes happening,sometimes they are recoverable like i watch a flash then suddenly glitches appear on screen and on windows and then suddenly i can either move the mouse,it pauses for maybe 1 to 10 seconds and it may resume,other times it halts and stays like that and i have to reboot i took a look at the logs in console application and here are some errors 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0xd = GR: SW Notify Error 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel 0000006e 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel 00200000 00008297 00000474 00000010 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel 0000047e 00001408 00000001 0000000a 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel 00000000 00000000 00000403 2/11/13 4:57:53 PM kernel 00000010 00000000 2/11/13 4:58:22 PM [0x0-0x1e01e].org.mozilla.firefox[1296] NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down 2/11/13 4:58:23 PM kernel firefox (map: 0x74a8e18) triggered DYLD shared region unnest for map: 0x74a8e18, region 0x7fff88000000->0x7fff88200000. While not abnormal for debuggers, this increases system memory footprint until the target exits. that opengl nvidia errors are for many lines i just pasted one... I still haven't patched the system.But will hopefully do it. I also downloaded and ran the cuda nvidia drivers should i uninstall them?they seem to work and run ok,but only 32bit with -force64 on x86_64 there is an error that i should update my nvidia cuda drivers.Also i have a nvidia gts 250 with 1gigabyte,and works with full qe,and 3d acceleration in games works.
  4. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    Did you make copies of the original files and then patched the other files of the os? I saw this on the terminal you posted amd_insn_patcher d/libSystem.B.dylib /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib d/libsystem ?you made a d folder? Edit:i dont what the kext you mentioned,should i install it?
  5. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    IN arch=x86_64 i cant run 32bit applications,they all quit with error,on arch=i386 -force64 i run 64bit applications. The crashes appear to be random,i played limbo game for 2 hours straight with no crash,but ran monkey island and it crashed suddenly the screen froze,other times the system may simply crash when going to a menu in firefox,now it is open for half hour with no crash... :S
  6. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    I can boot with arch=x86_64 only with the kernel provided in this thread.Also i experiance random lockups ,with no reason,what should i patch?For some reason,system crashes,where should i look at log files?crash happen randomly on the arch=i386 -force64 it seems random ,after 10-15 or an hour. Please help :)With the kernel provided on this thread i cannot run 32bit applications only native 64bit ones.I read that then i need to patch,dyld and other files
  7. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    have used two kernels one from this thread,and another one the legacy v2 kernel,both work in i386 and the thread kernel also in arch=x86_64,i have not patched anything with the amd marvin utiliity.Am i supposed to patch if applications work ok without it?Marvin utility does not run on arch=x86_64 at all. Is it needed ?I didn't find info as to use it always to patch any executable,the amd_insn_patcher on the other had is it always needed?Most of the applications i tried work without patches. I understand that in order to have arch=x86_64 and run 32bit applications i need to patch.But if i use arch=i386 -force64 i can run 64bit and 32 bit applications. What is the difference?
  8. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    Thank you for this it should help all users having problems well i have installed linux,freebsd,unix and other stuff,i am not so much of a newbie,i know how to use the terminal,i use the sudo command correctly ,the amd patcher is copied to the usr/bin to have it in path now if i go to do this 1) sudo -s 2)amd_insn_patcher /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib.patched 3)mv /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib.patched /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib 4)amd_insn_patcher /usr/lib/dyld /usr/lib/dyld.patched ------->after i do this i get illegal instruction and so i cant go on and do this mv /usr/lib/dyld.patched /usr/lib/dyld I tried to boot and use the patcher with kernel options arch=i386 -force64 and arch=x86_64 result is the same,and system is destroyed,i have read that other people have this problem.Could you understand what is wrong and why is the illegal instruction?I would not risk to do it again,it has destroyed my system at least 4 times,right now i use the legacy kernel with arch=i386 -force64 and is very good.Also the 64 bit kernel on the thread works but does not load 32bit apps unless patched. Is there something else i could do to patch it?Maybe this happens because dyld can't be patched while it is being used by the system?I copied dyld to another place and managed to patch it,but how do i insert the patched dyld file in to the system and tell it to use this?If i try with mv commands then probably i will destroy the system again,i am scared to do it. Thank you Edit:some people posted here the same with illegal instruction http://www.osx86.net/amd-processors/13063-how-patch-amd-amd_insn_patcher-apps-will-work.html
  9. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    I have not managed to boot with cpus=6 but only cpus=5 for some reason even with the kext provided by Duran,system only wants to see up to 5 cores not the 6 one. The kernel flags i use is "legacy_kernel arch=i386 maxmem=4096 cpus=5 -force64 gfxenabler=yes" ,now i am going to try the same kernel flags with the kernel provided on this thread and post,it seems strange to me to have waiting for root device if i have cpus=6 has anybody seen something like this before? EDIT Same thing happens with the kernel of this thread.Cpus=5 works cpus=6 goes to still waiting for root device.
  10. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    Thank you do i have to remove any other kexts or change my kernel boot options?If i use this kext will i be able to boot cpus=6 ? I will use it,i have learned how to create dsdt files in the past,now system runs ok,audio is fine,gfx is fine,usb ports work,dvd recorder,but i have to fix the cpu stuff.I am not home now but when i go i will try to install it,then i will do repair permissions I have tried this with legacy kernel and this one posted on this thread both in 32 bit mode,on -force64 mode and on arch=x86_64 there must be something wrong for some computers because as soon as dyld is patched system is destroyed there is an illegal instruction,and the i cant do anything if i reboot system kernel panics and i cant fix and i have to reinstall, how are you patching those files?I definetely followed all tutorials correctly and used the terminal commands correct.I cannot finish the commands because as soon as dyld is patched then whatever i paste after it says illegal instructions,i checked forums and many people have problem with this.Can someone help? I haven't used marvin's amd utility after installing the mac and updating to 10.6.8 what i did was install 10.6.2 update to 10.6.8 install legacy kernel apply fixes and rollback usb kext.Managed to boot with legacy kernel and with this one on the thread with options arch=i386 ,or arch=x86_64 (only for the one on this thread other kp) and arch=i386 -force64 for legacy kernel. Did NOT use marvin amd at all,and i believe dyld files and other system files are not patched or changed.
  11. Snow Leopard kernel testing on AMD

    i have a phenom ii x6 1055 processor amd with 4 gigabytes of ram,i can boot to macos 10.6.8 with arch=x86_64 but i cant use more than cpus=1 if iuse cpus=6 then i get waiting for root device when accessing the firewire port,(my sound card is a focusrite saffire firewire and works fine with voodoo.kext),another problem is that if i use cpus=2 then it boots however i lose graphics acceleration on my nvidia gts 250 that otherwise works ok. Strange part is that it sees that i have 1 processor with 6 threads, My boot kernel options are mach_kernel arch=x86_64 maxmem=4096 -v. Also what is the correct way to patch dyld and other system files with the amd patcher?i tried to follow some guides but after patching dyld it said illegal instruction and then mac crashed after boot then kernel panics and errors and had to restart,notice i did all patch while i was running 64 bit. Please can someone help?Activity monitor shows 6 cores of the processor but only one is being used,when i use cpus=2 2 are active.But cpus=6 makes me halt at still waiting for root when accessing the firewire port.
  12. Hello.After trying very hard to find a distro and kernel suitable for a six core amd phenom ii i did it:) i have a Gigabyte 770ta-ud3 with AMD phenom ii x6 proccesor and 4 gigabytes of ram,a nvidia gts 250 1 gigabyte ram,and focusrie saffire firewire card. I installed macos 10.6.2 first then updated to 10.6.8 used the legacy_kernel-10.8.0.v2.pkg then i did the needed steps with ##### to fix the pci error and to boot,installed the correct usb kext ,and i have succesfully used booted to 10.6.8 with usb rollback working. I have not installed any bootlader,the macos 10.6.8 partition is on a extended partition,and the primary one has windows 7,i have OSX86_ModCD-032311-151021.iso burned to a cd and i boot it with this ,i use the following kernel options after i choose my partition legacy_kernel arch=i386 maxmem=4096 -force64 -v 1)Is it problematic if i dont install a bootloader?What is the correct way to do it without messing up windows?I tried to install with the osx86 by using the install efi/fdisk but i didnt see any bootlader after,or the partitions to select like i do from the cd.I know that booting from this cd make my system have this boot options (i took them from the kext utility in tools folder) ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.6.8 BuildVersion: 10K549 Kernel: Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Mon Jun 27 20:06:12 EDT 2011 Bootargs: boot-uuid=AEED9C84-9113-3E70-AFEF-85031A5AFF52 rd=*uuid -v maxmem=2048 cpus=1 arch=i386 arch=i386 maxmem=4096 -force64 -v Model ID: OSX86Hack1,1 CPU Signature: Ox100FA0 (1052576) CPU TYPE: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Core: 2810(2810) MHz x 112.4(112.4) Bus: 25 MHz FSB: 100 MHz Cache L2: 512 Mb RAM: 4096 Mb SwapUsage: total = 64.00M used = 0.00M free = 64.00M HibernateMode: 0 Now is uses my own kernel options along with those on cd so it goes like maxmem=2048 cpus=1 arch=i386 arch=i386 maxmem=4096 -force64 -v How can i fix this?How can i have the correct bus ratio for my system? 2) i tried to use the kernel from this thread http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285180-snow-leopard-kernel-testing-on-amd-split-in-progress/'>http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285180-snow-leopard-kernel-testing-on-amd-split-in-progress/ while it works and i can succesfully boot in to x64 by using mach_kernel arch=x86_64 maxmem=4096 -v then it works for maybe 10-15 minutes and sometimes i have lockups ,32 bit applications do not work,i read the article regarding the patch of some files here http://www.osx86.net/amd-processors/13063-how-patch-amd-amd_insn_patcher-apps-will-work.html but right after i patch dyld i get illegal instruction and cant use finder to do anything,if i reboot then there are tons of errors and kernel panics So :how can i patch the 64 bit kernel that i got from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285180-snow-leopard-kernel-testing-on-amd-split-in-progress/ to work with 32 bit applications?what is the correct way to patch all these files without risk to destroy the system?I tried to do it in arch=i386 and arch=x86_64 but result was the same,illegal instruction and had to reinstall macos after.Should i boot with -x to do it? Right now i have a very functional system that almost everything works,sound card (a saffire focusrite in firewire mode with voodoo.kext),nvidia gts 250 1 gigabyte works with qe enabled,usb works ok.ethernet too,and with the -force64 i load all applciations,though i would love to boot with a 3)i have not patched anything with the amd marvin utility,should i patch something with it? 4)before finding legacy kernel and the new 64bit one i didnt have gfx acceleration so i used dsdt editing,i learned to use the utility ,should i patch my system with it? Are there any tips to enable sleep?Right now i just close power supply to my monitor and i use caffeine program because the system does not wake up if it goes to sleep. Thank you