Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ontheground

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé
  1. I have just one core working with ideneb 10.5.8, i 've tried couple of things but no success You must use DSDTSE(see the link in my old post) to extract the dsdt table from the bios. Then it will decompile it, you can see codes in aml language. You can search the tmp method, replace it, recompile and put the freshly created dsdt.dsl on your osx system disk's root path. Then the bootloader(need chameleon or similar) will handle the dsdt loading on startup. Every ACPI bios had dsdt table, so i think there is olnly a misunderstanding here. If not, please contact me and we will find some answer.
  2. BT878 TV Tuner Feedback

    my fixing instructions are for the itv 0.4, see the links in the post, try this with bt848/878 based pci cards. and if you have questions, ask me:)
  3. Hackintosh Tuner Card?

    No but I've success with a card with a similar chipset (bt878) on 10.5 Leo see this
  4. Hauppauge WinTV (BT878)

    nope but anybody need help for brooktree bt878 based cards on 10.5 Leopard check this
  5. For brooktree bt878 based cards on 10.5 Leopard check this
  6. BT878 TV Tuner Feedback

    Hi guys. After a couple of hard, but succesful triing to make my CPH 06x branded (brooktree bt 878 based) tv tuner working, i decided to write a tutorial for leopard. 2 years ago I had installed the 10.4.8 Jas Tiger, and after I had installed the itv 0.4. i put the attached bt8xx.kext to the /System/Library/Extensions and after deleting the /System/Librar/Extensions.mkext & /System/Librar/Extensions.kextcach rebooted, and everything worked fine. A couple of days ago I've installed the 10.5.8 iDeneb Leopard and did the same with chmod/chown too. And the kext failed to load.... So the workaround: How to force loading a kext on startup: 1. Get an itv 0.4 intel from here 2. Install the itv folder to the Applications folder 3. Install the bt8xx.kext with kexthelper to the /System/Library/Extensions 3. open a terminal, type: su and your root password now you have root privileges type: chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/bt8xx.kext type:chmod -R 775 /System/Library/Extensions/bt8xx.kext now the kext have right permissions 4. copy the attached(see below) com.itv.bt8xx.plist to the /Library/LaunchDaemons with this: mv /Downloads/com.itv.bt8xx.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.itv.bt8xx.plist 5. type: chown root:wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.itv.bt8xx.plist chmod 644 /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.itv.bt8xx.plist these are the MUST settings to make an autoload for the kext 6. type: launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.itv.bt8xx.plist this makes the autoload for the kext 7. check this with: launchctl list if you can see "com.itv.bt8xx" on the list, you have success. 8. Now if you reboot or turn on your computer, the bt8xx.kext loads you can check it within a terminal window, type: kextstat if you can see " de.berlin.lightware.bt8xx" on the list the kext loads. 9. Now you can start the itv application, and you can play with the preferences until you make your card working. My CPH 06x needs the Card->Askey, Tuner->Temic Pal, TV Format->PALBDGHI, Video Source->Input 1, Audio Source->Intern, Deinterlace->Linear Blend settings. now you can make a search with the s key. And whoala, the itv 0.4 works on Leo too com.itv.bt8xx.plist.zip
  7. DSDT explained

    The subtraction function belongs the method which is the parent of your method, I think. please post the whole dsdt by the way, what do you wanna fix?
  8. HP nx7300 and core 2 duo issues

    Then, I'm sorry for my offensive post. But I thought it was for me, because, your post's quote section was below your post's main section.
  9. HP nx7300 and core 2 duo issues

    if you posted this for me, you basically missunderstood me. I said the same things like you, but not in your such offensive language. And yes, I've readed the nx7300/7400 service guide, and I'm familiar with this notebook. I meant the Socket M packed 2 cpu cores in a "processor board" And yes, the old models have Core Duo microprocessors , like that i've installed the osx, but the newest series have Socket M Core 2 Duo CPU, so the asker is not wrong about that anywa. He can have Core 2 Duo in his system.
  10. CPU-fan issues again

    I think you have a cold boot issue, Try to turn on your pc at least one hour after you turned it off last(to give your cpu enough time to cooling down from operational temperature), and boot right to the osx. See if your fan working properly, if not, there is a cold boot issue. A possible solution: here
  11. HP nx7300 and core 2 duo issues

    The thingy with the lack of the fan is not the second cpu, it is the chipset The 2 cpu cores sharing one processor board, which is cooled by a fan with a heatpipe cooler. By the way, any solution for the dual core issue? One of my friends have the same notebook, with fan issues, which I solved, solution here , but I can't get all cores working.
  12. Laptop overheat

    try this It works on hp compaq nx7300/7400 (these have same bioses)
  13. For anybody, who have coldboot fan issues (fan is not spiinnig, or spinning slowly few enough for cooling, and the machine overheats, then reboots), try this: Notes: 1. You must have AppleACPIPlatform.kext installed in \System\Library\Extensions, and used by system (type kextstat in terminal to see if it's loaded, or look into the \System\Library\Extensions folder and if AppleACPIPlatform.kext is blue then it's used by system) 2. You must have AppleACPIThermal.kext in the AppleACPIPlatform.kext's Contents\Plugins folder 3. You must have Chameleon2 bootloader or any other loader/efi emulator capable of handling custom dsdt. Chameleon2 can handle DSDT.aml file, when it's in the root (/) directory. If you have one installed here with fixes, use this as source file for the process, if you don't have one, then use DSDTSE v1.3.5 or newer for create one. 4. The tool DSDTSE is required for the process, put it to your application folder The fix: 1. Open your DSDT.aml with DSDTSE. The tool decompiles it, and gives you a window with programming codes. There are several methods for fixing the coldboot issue, for the hp compaq nx7300/7400 do this(it maybe works on another typecoded or another branded machines too): On hp nx7300 you may see this somewhere in the code: ThermalZone (TZ0) { Name (_AL0, Package (0x01) { C324 }) Name (_AL1, Package (0x01) { C325 }) Name (_AL2, Package (0x01) { C326 }) Name (_AL3, Package (0x01) { C327 }) Method (_AC0, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (C315 (C30A, 0x00)) } Method (_AC1, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (C315 (C309, 0x00)) } Method (_AC2, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (C315 (C308, 0x00)) } Method (_AC3, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (C315 (C307, 0x00)) } Method (_CRT, 0, Serialized) { Return (C315 (0x04, 0x00)) } Method (_TMP, 0, Serialized) { If (LEqual (C30E, 0x00)) { \_TZ.C31B () Store (0x01, C30E) } Return (C31D (0x00)) } } This is the description of a thermal zone, called tz0. If your system have only one cooling fan this is the descriptor of the cpu cooling scheme. The _ALx methods are describing a fan mode(each paired with a fan speed somewhere in the file),_AL3 has the slowest, but not 0rpm fan speed(the 0 rpm described somewhere else in the file as Zero), _AL0 has the fastest(usually full fan speed). The _ACx methods describing each threshold temperature paired with each fan speed. _AC3 belongs to the slowest but not 0 rpm fan speed and _AC0 belongs to the full fan speed. Each _ACx calls a function, which retrieves the current treshold speed associated with its fan mode from an array. When the temperature value retrieved, the _ACx passes it with a Return to his caller. The _TMP method works like an _ACx, but its return value is not the threshold temp of each mode. Its return value is the current temperature from the sensor. There is also a _HOT or a _CRT (or both)method. The _HOT returns a critical temp. If it's reached the computer goes to sleep, prevent the overheat damage of the system. The _CRT does exactly the same, but it returns the critical temperature of shutdown. The system is continuously comparing the return value of the _TMP(current temperature) with the return value of the _HOT and/or the _CRT, to prevent damage of the system, and with the _ACx-es(temperature threshold values for each fan mode) to determine which fan mode must be activated.If a current temperature value(_TMP) is bigger or equal with an _ACx temp value the system sets the corresponding ALx mode ON, and the fan speeds up.... So...I decided to install iDeneb 10.5.8 to my friend's HP Compaq nx7300, i installed it , and the next day the coldboot issue showed up. After googling a lot and reading this topic too ) , I thought, the coldboot issue showed up because at that moment, when the OSX boots the current cpu temp of a cold booted machine doesn't reach a threshold value. That's why the fan remains slow or stopped till the next reboot, when the current cpu temperature reaches the treshold. So I had to find out a solution, which fools the system. If the _TMP method returns an extremely big value(bigger from the _AC0 temp, but smaller from the _HOT or _CRT threshold temp), the fan begins on maximum speed and stays here when the system boots. It doesn't matter it's cold boot or not. You can read the default temperature thresholds for the fan modes and the critical temperature's default value from the ioreg. To do this, push the "Get" button below the registry label in DSDTSE's main window, the IOREG utilit??? appears. On a HP nx7300/7400 you can found the values you need for the TZ0 at the IOSERVICE:/AppleACPIPlatformexpert/TZ0/AppleACPIThermalZone entry. On the bottom of the right panel you can see the critical temp for shutdown/sleep in hex value(0xsomething). If you convert the value to decimal, and you divide the decimal number with 10, you will get the temp treshold values in Kelvin.(Kelvin value minus 273.16 gives you the Celsius value) On the top of the right panel you can see numbers, open 0 with the arrow, then open the 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 somewhere you can see temperature values in hex format (0xsomething). With the same method described above, you can get the Celsius treshold values of these fan modes. but you don't need to do that. You must choose the biggest hex value from these temp values of mode 0 1 2 3.... Call this hex value the MAX. You must choose a value between the MAX and the critical temp hex value. For me it was 0xE00. It's 85.4 Celsius. Add it has only 3 digits, add a 0 before the first (0xE00 becomes 0x0E00). So the hack: original code: Method (_TMP, 0, Serialized) { If (LEqual (C30E, 0x00)) { \_TZ.C31B () Store (0x01, C30E) } Return (C31D (0x00)) //the acpi gives the sensor temp here for the system } } the fix: Method (_TMP, 0, Serialized) { If (LEqual (C30E, 0x00)) { \_TZ.C31B () Store (0x01, C30E) } (C31D (0x00)) //call the function wich read the current temp from Return (0x0E00) //the sensor,but gives something else to the caller //(the value between the biggest fan speed's threshold temp and _CRT) } } Modify these things in your file and save it in DSDTSE to the DSDT folder in the /Library/Application Support/ dsdtse's folder(i don' know its name, because i'm not on mac currently, you have to find it). Then hit compile in the right window of DSDTSE, and when everything went fine(NO error, no or some warnings...), you have a new dsdt.aml file in DSDTSE's application support folder. You can close the DSDTSE now. Make a backup of your current DSDT.aml file(usually stays in / or /Extra, if any), and then replace it with the newly created DSDT.aml. If everything went fine, the next cold boot you have your CPU fan at full speed and it stays here. It's noisy, but it protects your cpu from overheating. But I think there is a better method, which I haven't tested yet, due to the nx7300 is not mine. Can somebody test it to me? So, the fix: As described above, you can read the default threshold temperatures of the fan modes from IOREG. See what is the mode number of the mode with the second smaller value(actually you determine, which is the second slowest fan mode's identifier number). For the nx7300 it's the 2 so you have to modify the _AC2. This fix fools the system to activate the fans at mode2 on 0 Celsius 0Celsius has a hex value: 0x0AAB original code: Method (_AC2, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (C315 (C308, 0x00))//system retrieves the current treshold value //for mode _AL2 from the ACPI table } modified code: Method (_AC2, 0, NotSerialized) { C315 (C308, 0x00)//system retrieves the current treshold value for //mode _AL2 from the ACPI table Return (0x0AAB) //but gets the value of 0 Celsius, so the fan spins on //mode 2's speed even on cold boot } In this fix you only modify these things, don't modify the _TMP method. You can change the other_ACx-es like i described above with your custom treshold temperatures, which give you the option to make your own power strategy for the system(if you want a fan mode to switch on at x celsius, then add x with 273.1 and multiply the result with 10, now you got a result value in decimal, so convert it to hex and if it's only 3 hex digits long put a 0 before the first digit (0x0hexvalue), now you got the return value for the current _ACx, insert it to the code like in _AC2).The compiling, saving and booting with the DSDT.aml is the same like I described before in the _TMP fix's description. I hope I can help somebody with this howto. Sorry for my poor english If anyone interested, there is the ACPI specification, which describes the thermal management(that I described above and more infos) and the other functions of DSDT. Good news: Modifiing the DSDT with the _TMP fix doesn't makes cpu temp monitor applications reading the incorrect temperature, for example this tool reads the current temperature correctly. Bad news: Your cpu can fried with the _TMP method, if ALL of(NOT ANY of these, just ALL!!) these circumstances are valid for your system: 1. your computer doesn't have any other thermal zone than the cpu's(which is usually the tz0, I hacked) 2. And the other thermal zones doesn't have _CRT methods to prevent system damage 3. And your CPU stops because phisical failure of the fan motor or the fan cable or the fan propeller,etc physical thingy. So I recommend the _ACx method if it works for you, and If not, I recommend this tool with the _TMP method to monitor cpu temperature on the menu bar.