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  1. Actually, that's what I use, a DSDT I manually created following p.1 suggestions (my signature has an old link). And it worked so well with 10.6.4. Couple of hours ago I managed to boot my system and it started even going to sleep on its own, something it has not done in while. Quite baffling, given that I see no odd errors in the syslog.
  2. Well, I'm having some major problems after upgrading to 10.6.5. 10.6.4 ran very well on my hack, with DSDT modifications. I eventually upgraded to Chameleon RC5 629(?), could get Cstates, nice temps and all that good stuff. Then I did 10.6.5. upgrade using Software Update. It installed fine, but did not reboot properly (I did run pfix before rebooting). After hard reset, it seemed to boot ok. But now I am getting all kinds of problems trying to boot. 1) Sometimes, but rarely I can boot just fine. Sleep stopped working and I would have to reboot manually. 2) Regular boot: Often after the system boots it gets stuck with either a dimmed login screen / 2nd monitor blue screen or 1 monitor blue screen / 2nd showing SL login background. Mouse pointer moves on the "active" screen but I cannot change fields or use keyboard. 3) Single user mode: I tried booting into this, repairing disk with fsck, that did not help. Ran pfix there, no effect either. 4) Safe mode: When I try to boot into safe mode I often get "2.2.05 m168efe17" messages during verbose boot, the system boots very slowly and eventually gets stuck. Googling for this error(?) did not give me much info. During the first few "successful" boots any youtube video play was stuttering. This with the dimmed login issue / single working screen made me think it was a video card problem. I replaced the video card with the same model card. Then I could boot a few times, but the same problems reoccurred (unable to boot, safe mode or standard mode). I connected the drive to my macbook pro, ran DiskWarrior, this fixed some small permissions not much else. After placing the drive back into my unit it failed to boot again. I tried to reinstall 10.6.5 from combo update (connected to macbook pro), this was impossible because the installer was complaining that it can't install update on a non Mac OS X drive! I've never seen this before. I have Win7 dual boot (on another drive), this seems to work fine (I really never use it, except to check functionality of the system), which makes me think it is not a hardware issue. So, at this point, I am completely lost. My system is unusable. I do have all backups but I would rather not have to do a complete reinstall. Any suggestions how to proceed and debug these problems?
  3. I have a nicely working 10.6.3 on X58A-UD7. Everything except ethernet. I mean, it works fine but my network speeds cap at about 10MBs. This is on my local gigabit network. I use RealtekR1000SL kext. Can anyone else report what kind of LAN speeds you are getting with this board? Update: I guess I figured it out with the help from this post. Needed to set connection parameters manually, gigabit speed, full duplex. I'm now getting ~50MBs. Makes much more sense.
  4. Has anyone managed to get network link aggregation to work with R1000SL kext on one of these boards? I wanted to use both of the ethernet ports on my board to double the bandwidth to my server. However, once I create the aggregated link ( System Preferences -> Network -> Manage Virtual Interfaces -> then add two ethernet ports to a new bonded port) there is no network connection any more. The new virtual port (bond0) shows that neither of the physical ports attached to it are active. I need to remove the aggregated port and reboot in order for the network to work again. (On a sidenote, aggregated links work fine on my old Intel D975xbx2 board running 10.6.3, but this one has a natively supported SysKonnect Marvel Yukon 88e8061 dualport pci-e network card).
  5. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I just want to let you all know of my experience with Bad Axe 2 and SL. I have two 975xbx2 boards, one has been running 10.5.8 with BuildSmart's BIOS/dsdt quite reliably for almost two years now. But I wanted to see if I could use the second board to build a Snow Leopard Server. The board is coupled with an XFX 7300GT video card and a AOC-USAS-L8i 8 port SAS card, in a nice Norco RPC-4220 20 drive case. I also added a Marvel Yukon-based dual port gigabit ethernet card. I started with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].iso and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] by tonymacx86. However, after booting with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].iso via an USB dvd drive I would always get stuck with EBIOS errors, no matter what. So I did the following: (1) I connected the boot HD of my d975xbx2 to my mac pro via USB and directly installed SL 10.6.1 from a retail DVD. (2) Then I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install basic kexts and aserebln bootloader (the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] option). (3) Also made sure to remove the offending AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext as Tader suggested. (4) Finally, moved the HD into my bad axe rig and booted. It worked without a problem! I went on to upgrade to 10.6.3 via a combo update and this also worked great. I did not worry about sound because this will be my server. But I could probably use VoodooHDA, if I needed it. The best thing is that it all works very well with the SAS card, which was crucial for the 20 drive server. (I boot from a drive on this card.) So I am really excited that I could keep my old and trusted bad axe board in my new server rig. I really only wish ZFS made it to snow leopard, it would make the server experience complete for me. Long live Bad Axe 2! Update: I got soft mirror RAID to work on the boot volume using this guide. Make sure you move/copy Extra to the Boot OSX partitions and also set bootable flags for those partitions. Works great!
  6. I seem to be having problems with either temperature sensors or something to do with DSDT or power management. 10.6.2 on my GA-X58A-UD7 works quite well, with only a few kexts in /E (see my signature). At default clock (2.66), iStat reported core temperature around 41C idle. At 3.86GHz, however, the core temperatures are around 52C idle. That seemed a bit too much so I booted into Win7 and there the same idle core temps are around 38C (going up to about 62C during prime95). Does this discrepancy between Win7 & OSX temperatures make sense to anyone? I followed d00d's first post and he talks about idle temperatures around 39-41C, nowhere close to where I am (unless those were measured under Windows). AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement seems to be loading correctly during the OSX boot process in my case. Any clues or suggestions?
  7. Everything seems to pretty much work for me here. I had to add EvOreboot.kext because my restarts would not complete properly. I also had to add a modified Realtek1000SL.kext plugin, as described here because no other method would make the on-borad adapters appear as built-in (and this is important for Matlab or other tools that use flexlm). One thing is a bit odd, though. I cannot boot in i386 (32-bit mode), only in 64 bits. For the most part this is ok. But some apps will not work with the 64 bit kernel. Does anyone know how to make GA-X58-UD7 work in the 32 bit mode?
  8. Maybe someone can shed some light on this SAS-related problem: I have a Dell Precision T7400 with an on-board LSI1068E. I have two SATA drives on this controller (no raid) + two drives on plain SATA controller. 10.6.2 runs (mostly) fine (w/ RC4 and modified dsdt). However, every once in a while I get this error: 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel FusionMPT: WaitForInterrupt - maxWait = 30000 for SCSI Domain = 0 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel ==================== Register Dump ==================== 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel Doorbell = 0x40004202 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel Diagnostics = 0x00000100 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel InterruptStatus = 0x80000000 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel InterruptMask = 0x00000001 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel RequestFIFO = 0xffffffff 12/20/09 10:44:31 PM kernel ReplyFIFO = 0xffffffff After that strange things begin to happen. It seems all drive access starts to slow down and the system eventually becomes unresponsive, to the point where I need to reboot it. But there are no other console errors. Also, odd enough, the SAS drives do not show up in the System Profiler (they did in 10.5.8). But they are usable nevertheless. Any clues or suggestions?
  9. I finally got it to work on my t7400! Here is what I had to do: 1) Patch DSDT pretty much as described above, only needed to make PIC and TMR changes. See attached. 2) Used standard Snow Leopard installation from that point on, with the following kext's in /Extra: AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext IOATAFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext PlatformUUID.kext FramebufferDisabler.kext LegacyAppleRTC_32bit_Only.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext fakesmc.kext (IOATAFamily was very important) 3) For some reason I had to initially use Chameleon RC1 boot file, when creating Snow Leopard installation USB, but maybe this had to do with my Spinpoint HD. 4) Using pfix from conti was useful, as well as following instructions from prasys and aserebln. dsdt.zip
  10. OSX + Ubuntu Dual

    I added Ubuntu 7.04 to my OSX box about a week or so ago. One 300gb sata disk, 200gb OSX partition, 100gb ext3, both primary. Ubuntu installed grub, I added OSX partition to it and now both OSs boot fine. NB: this is a hackintosh based on Intel D975XBX2 board.
  11. I just installed 8GB of DDR2 667 on my Intel D975XBX2, a 975-based mobo. So far everything seems to be working fine, the OS reports 8GB. One thing did seem a bit strange: an app (Matlab) complained it was out of memory when there was no indication all memory was allocated. I am still investigating this...
  12. I downloaded mozy's backup software but keep getting kernel protection failure. Darwin 8.8.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Sat Dec 9 22:18:27 AZOT 2006; semthex:/nebukadnezar/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 on Intel Bad Axe2, everything else on my system works fine. Anyone experienced this problem? Update: I experience the same problem on my Macbook Pro, running 10.4.9. I guess it must have something to do with the applications I use since both machines have pretty much the same software configuration. I've just emailed mozy support, hopefully they'll be able to tell me more about what could be causing the problem. I looked at the crash log but I could not make much out of it.
  13. screen goes "no signal" after logo

    I have mp915-b and the very same problem on Jas 10.4.8. I figured out that the problem occurs because OSX somehow thinks that the DVI out is the secondary display and it does not detect it. To get display to work I have to erase Extensions.mkext and Extensions.kextcache in /System/Library each time before rebooting. Once you do get the DVI to work, go to System Profiler, Display section and you will see that your monitor is attached to the secondary display. Actually, I think this makes sense because GMA900 in my other desktops has analog VGA as the main out and DVI is only available as an add-on option with an ADD2 card.
  14. Working TV tuners (pci and usb)

    You can try HDHomerun from SiliconDust, http://www.silicondust.com. It is a streaming solution with dual tuners, decodes both analog/HD cable and digital (QAM unencrypted). Best of all, you can use it from several clients, running Mac, Linux or Windows. It also works well with MythTv. The interface is perhaps not the best out there, but people are working on it. Now I wish this worked with my FiosTV, however here in NJ they apparently encrypt all digital channels. In other words, if you want to use it for digital cable make sure it is unencrypted.
  15. Simple Broadcom Wirless Tutorial

    I too am having problems with my Broadcom card and JaS 10.4.8. Mine is in HP dv2000t laptop. DevId 4311. The card is recognized as an airport card. However, it cannot be set-up. The Airport setup utility complains that it cannot communicate with the card. System profilers reports the card to be turned off, which it is not. What's odd is that it worked fine in 10.4.6. On one of my laptops I did upgrade from 10.4.6 to 10.4.8 and the card still functions. However, on dv2000t I did a clean install from the 10.4.8 DVD, and I have no wireless now. Actually, during the OSX post-installation setup the wireless did work. Once I've rebooted, I've started experiencing these problems. I tried physically removing the Broadcom card, booting w/o it, installing it again, to no avail. Any suggestions?