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  1. I had everything up and running, but since one of the last updates my USB 3 stopped working. Strange behaviour: As soon as I plug something in an USB3 port, my mouse cursor shows lag. USB devices show a blinking LED, but nothing else happens. Any ideas? Gigabyte B360M D3H.
  2. Thanks a ton. Worked like a charm! :-)
  3. Hi All, I´m back with my new hackintosh and I got almost everything working. During the setup and handling all the kexts, clover and so on i stumbled across a EFI driver called NTFS-64.efi. I put it in my clover directory (EFI partition, /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/NTFS-64.efi ) but obviously it does not do the trick. I don´t want to use paragon or similar software. When I connect a USB HDD with NTFS it only gets mounted as readable, no write access. Same with some kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other, they just didn´t load, so i installed them in /Library/Extentions. General question: What did I do wrong? How do i get kext/efi files loaded from my efi clover folder? I appreciate every hint or help. Thanks! smorf
  4. I´m really going crazy, Mojave (10.14.2) fixed a lot of problems, but also brought some new ones. My spotlight search only displays random things, but not the results I had in High Sierra. For instance, if I search for "iTunes" it returns this: iTunes is installed, the same happens with other programs and expected results. Spotlight is useless this way. I have already: disabled and re-enabled spotlight on the according drive disabled and re-enabled spotlight on the applications/programs folder disabled and re-enabled spotlight on all drives disabled and re-enabled that spotlight shows programs According to several sources this should force MacOS to index the folders/drives again, but it did not help. Any ideas? Thanks! Smorf
  5. Solution was found by coincidence. I mace a clone of my HDD using carbon copy cloner as a backup before i tried to fix the issue. out of curiosity i booted the clone. the clone´s spotlight worked. so i simply cloned it back again. explain that to me.
  6. I just installed Mojave on my rig. Everything works fine, except for viewing pictures using finder´s preview or the preview app. Example: If i try to open a .jpg, preview does not open the file, it just opens the according window and shows me the spinning wheel. Same for the preview of a picture within finder itself. Video playback and changing backgrounds, viewing pictures on a website works. I have no idea how to proceed. Does anyone here have an idea how i may solve this? Thanks!
  7. Thank You SavageAUS! Setting my SMBIOS to Mac Pro 6,1 was simple and worked like a charm! :-)
  8. i just upgraded my hackintoshs hardware, and set up a fresh 10.8.2. i put in a new Geforce GTX 550 Ti and got it running by - installing the new released cuda drivers from nvidia - adding the correct vendor/device IDs in NVDAGF100Hal.kext´s Info.plist - setting "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" in my boot plist It worked and was recognized correctly. After a few regular reboots it broke. it shortly shows "...nVidia ROM patching failed..." at start of the boot sequence (just after chimera boot screen). When I do a verbose boot, it really boots, even loads the nvidia kext. At the point it should switch to the graphical part / login screen, my display just goes black and says "no signal". I tried everything, even a new installation. same thing. it works a few times, but after a while it just gets broken again. ideas anyone? i´m already considering changing the graphics to radeon HD5770... thanks in advance! smorf
  9. yep. but i think i found the cause. since i had minor audio problems, i removed voodoohda.kext. my system appears to be stable for the last few reboots. i use a usb audio dongle at the moment and i am still in search for a working audio kext. i already tried a few. voodoohda was the solution that worked best, but it had some background noises. so i used a patched voodoohda kext, which i found on kexts dot com. as i removed voodoohda, my onboard audio device AND the audio device on the graphics card are not recognized. maybe they are interfering...
  10. okay. next problem. after installing chameleon the graphics card works. but i get kernel panics on boot from time to time. sometimes my system just comes up after the third try. they seem to be randomly - but sometimes the error message tells me that it was unable to load applertc.kext . ideas? robert? ;-)
  11. chameleon and graphicsenabler=yes did the trick. thanks. it gets recognized with the wrong amount of RAM (1,5GB instead of the real 1GB), but it seems to work for now. i think i have subversion of the gtx 550ti, that is not very common. (dev id 0x1244 - Manufacturer Palit with 1GB RAM, DVI, VGA and HDMI) but fine for now. i almost had sold this card.... :-)
  12. i did try that within a boot prompt. but thanks, good hint. i´ll try again with changing this in the boot plist. I will also try with different display devices on DVI/DP/VGA. Actually i am using a full HD display on DVI and a projector on VGA. i´ll check what happens if I change this.
  13. smorf

    Reboot after Kext loading

    same thing here. i just can´t figure out what the cause is, as it instantly reboots after loading the kexts. is there a way to log the output during boot? any other ideas? hardware config details in my signature.
  14. hi all, i seem to have problems with USB audio. I tried different USB Ports on my rig, also i used 2 different usb-audio devices (C-Media and a terratec aureon) which work fine on my macbook. For example during videos (VLC) or when using Voip (X-Lite) i hear crackling noises at radom times and every now and then USB audio starts to fail completely (audio and mic). When I restart the applications, everything works, sometimes i also need to unplug the usb audio adapter and plug it back in. I have a Asus P5L-MX mainboard, and in 10.5/10.6 i used an alternative IOPCI family kext, which was supposed to fix "minor usb issues", according to the HCL. This kext does not seem to work in 10.7.4, i get instant kernel panics on boot. Can anyone point me a way to fix this? thanks in advance!! smorf
  15. smorf

    USB / USB Audio Problems 10.7.4

    okay. just had my first audio crash again. obviously the rollback made it better, but i still have the same issue.... :-/
  16. smorf

    USB / USB Audio Problems 10.7.4

    works like a charm. iFIRE, you made my day! thanks! :-)
  17. smorf

    USB / USB Audio Problems 10.7.4

    sure, i forgot to tell. i already kicked out the faulty IOPCIFamily.kext and reinstalled the original one. everyhing is running fine againt, except for my usb audio, which has the problem i explained. where can i find an alternate iousbfamily.kext to give it a try? thanks!! smorf UPDATE: Found it! I´ll give it a try! UPDATE2: Looks good so far, i´ll keep testing! Thanks for that! I´ll give a feedback tomorrow after a few hours testing!
  18. hi there, i´m using my ipad and my iphone for my mail account at work. i wonder if there´s a possibility to hide/minimize/close folders, so that i don´t see all folders all the time. for example i have a folder named "archived" which has approx 100 subfolders containing old mails. and i see all of the folders all the time. this is really inconvenient, as the folders i use are below that... i´d need to minimize that folder. is there a possibility? thanks! smorf
  19. okay, i´ve run out of ideas. none of these worked for me: NVenabler 64 Kext, EFI String other tweaks like editing NVDANV50Hal.kext info.plist. I tried to use the DSDT trick, but i didn´t succeed either. As I never used DSDT.aml I´m a newbie to this. I didn´t find any good "DSDT for dummies" tutoria using google and the forum search. is there a kind someone who can point my nose into the right direction? thanks! smorf
  20. smorf

    Problem Update 10.7.2

    yeah, NVenabler did not work for me either. if you delete this kext, you´ll probably have basic graphics. boot single user mode, type: mount -uw / press enter, then type rm /System/Library/Extensions/NVEnabler 64.kext press enter, cross fingers and reboot! good luck!
  21. UPDATE: this post is obsolete. i got it up and running. obviously i messed something up. i did a fresh install, updated and voila - everything works just with graphicsenabler. :-) short restore from my last backup, and even icloud runs like a charm. thanks to everyone that helped me! ------------------------------- ORIGINAL POST: ------------------------------- i had exactly the same problem. as i used graphicsenabler set to yes in boot.plist and nothing else, i changed it to "no". at least i can now log in. i used no dsdt and so i tried NVEnabler, which did not work for me (NVidia Geforce 8400GS). any ideas how i might fix my graphics in 10.7.2? thanks in advance! smorf
  22. Hi Guys, my quest is to update an iPhone 3G to 4.2.1 with jailbreak and carrier unlock. It has baseband 04.26.08 and the actual Firmware is 3.0 (7A341). I googled now for a long time and tried a little, but it did not work out. I understood that it might be a good idea to preserve the baseband and unlock with tools like blackrain or similar, as other tools might use the iPad baseband 6.15... and this might not be a good idea. So I tried the way with snowbreeze, but I get stuck at restoring the custom made IPSW in iTunes. (Error 1600). Can anyone guide me a nice way to get this thing running an unlocked and jailbroken 4.2.1? I have a Mac and a PC, so I could go for every possible way. Thanks in advance!! smorf
  23. Thanks, MacUser2525. Your post #12 in this thread worked just fine. You made my day! :-)
  24. hi there, i´m looking for an working sip-client for snow leopard, free & open source preferred, but by now i will use anything. i painfully found out that x-lite has no audio under snow leo. now i spent almost my whole day googling for working clients. i tried isoftphone, telephone,and and and... finally i got gizmo5 working, but it´s not that nice. can someone recommend a pure sip client that works on 10.6? thanks in advance! smrf