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About Bradamante

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  1. I can't answer that question but I can bring bad news for your AtherosE2200Ethernet v2.2.1. I got a Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H here, should be a Atheros AR8161 LAN chip. With the recommended ALXEthernet install from ##### 9.1.0 for Sierra I got the problem described here, where upon shutdown the system would reboot, displaying a message about a irregular shutdown. The system log would point at the ALXEthernet crashing. Otherwise that driver worked fine. So now I am trying AtherosE2200Ethernet v2.2.0 and v2.2.1 with the latest macOS Sierra X.12.6. I am using Kext Utility to install v2.2.0/1 into S/L/E or L/E, but to no avail. There is no ethernet port in system preferences (as there usually is when you plug in the cable). Looking at system report -> extensions I can see the AtheroisE2200Ethernet, but it is not loaded. Probably because it is not signed? Or do I have to install directly into the EFI partition? The ##### for Sierra tool does not seem to work like that, their stuff goes into L/E. For reference, AppleHDADisabler and VoodooHDA do work in these folders and they show in the list as not signed, yet loaded. EDIT: Let me retract that. Some forum threads gave me the impression that my GA-H77-D3H Rev 1.0 hat the AR8161 chip. While the Rev 1.1 of that board might have that, the Rev 1.0 version appearantly has the AR8151 on board. As a result, AtherosL1cEthernet.kext installed into Clovers kext folder works fine, just as it did on El Capitan. As it does on the GA-Z77MX-D3H, just fyi.
  2. Does somebody have a binary for 1.0.3? I can only find 1.0.2 online.
  3. Hi, I just built my first Hackintosh and it's looking good so far. The board is a Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H, the CPU a i5-3570K and the potential graphics card a Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti. I made the install of Mountain Lion and the update to X.8.2 just fine using the HD 4000. Now, what would be the correct procedure to install the graphics card? I already installed the NVidia Retail drivers (304.00.05f02). - Can I now just put the GTX in, transfer the DVI monitor from the HD 4000 to the GTX, boot and done? - Do I have to activate the graphics card in the Gigabyte motherboard BIOS (Internal Gfx to PEG)? - Do I have to edit the chamelion boot plist a la GraphicsEnabler=Yes or GraphicsMode=1680x1050x32? - Do I have to repair disc permissions or use kext utility at any point? Thanks for you help Follow up: 1) Currently I got no sound, since not patched AppleHDA or VoodooHDA is installed. Onboard audio is the VIA VT2021. Just install VoodooHDA 2.8.2 and good to go? 2) The USB2 ports work, but the USB3 don't in any way. I assume that's because I use the MacPro 3,1 definition. I don't really need USB3. But should I change the definition to iMac 12 or 13 anyway?
  4. Alright, I rebuild the case and made the Mountain Lion install (using Tony's tools). It's X.8.0 now and only the WLAN card installed. Now I'd like to install VoodooHDA 2.8.2. Using Tony's tools I did not install any VoodooHDA items. Question: - Should I first update to X.8.2 and then install VoodooHDA or install VoodooHDA first and then update to X.8.2? - Same basically goes for the GeForce drivers.
  5. Yeah, that would have been my next question. My computer case is tightly packed, and removing cards is a pain. I had to disassemble the whole thing. So, is pulling the power plug from the GTX 660 Ti the same as removing it? The CPU is a i5-3570K, so there's a HD4000. Which is working, when I chose this option in the mainboard BIOS.
  6. I don't quite know what to do here. I just assembled my (first) Hackintosh build, ready to install Mountain Lion now. I'm torn between using TonyMac's software or following this guide. Which one would you recommend? The issue is not that I'm a newbie. Yes, it's my first Hackintosh, but I've got a lot of Mac experience, have used the Terminal, read this guide and understood it. I'd go the TonyMac route without hesitation just for convenience, but I'm a bit worried that his fire-and-forget approach is not for my system. I've got a Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H, so that's the VIA VT2021 audio onboard, which is reported to cause problems on the TonyMac forums, while others say it's fixable via post-installation. Another thing is that I got the Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti already installed, and I don't want to un-install that bloody brick of a graphics card, since installing it in my small case was hard enough. So, which route to go?
  7. Introduce yourself.

    Hi everybody. Never would have thought I'd end up in the Hackintosh community. I waited 18 months for new iMacs and now I am being disappointed by the December 2012 ones, so here I am. Say, is this guide still relevant? I plan to use a Gigabyte Z77 motherboard.