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  1. Wow... Not wanting to mess with my main system or build another, I cleaned out my Extra folder on a test system which was a clone of the 10.6.4 installation in this guide. I ran the 10.6.6 combo update against it and manually extracted all the kexts from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and put them in EE or SLE according to [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]'s PDF document. That meant that SleepEnabler is NOT present. System booted just fine, in 10.6.6. Sleep works - mostly. Goes to sleep & wakes just fine, but with the power button, not the mouse or keyboard. After digging around, I found posts about keyboard/mouse not waking SL when connected through a USB 2 hub. So, I plugged a USB keyboard into one of the USB ports connected directly to the motherboard & it woke the machine just fine!. So... is the need to connect my keyboard/mouse directly to the motherboard worth the grief? Not sure because they go thru a KVM switch which seems to act as a hub. The dream solution would be to take that other DSDT and update it to fix the wake from keyboard/mouse problem. Alas, I am still a newbie at DSDT patching. I've found a half dozen threads that talk about fixing this, but can't see the common thread in them. To thepiecesfit, do you have any time or interest in looking at the DSDT provided in that post and seeing whether you could merge your wake-on-keyboard/mouse fixes? This is the first solution I've see that gets sleep working past 10.6.4. Thanks! PS.. what I ended up with: New /E has: com.apple.Boot.plist (Unchanged from this post. arch=x86_64 with Graphics enabler, mode and boot/screen dimensions) and DSDT (copied the final_version_dsdt.aml file from the post thirdshiftdj references). New /EE has the following kexts: ACPIMonior, ALC8xxHDA, IntelThermal, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector, SuperIOFamily. /SLE was updated with the rolled back IOUSBFamily and IOUSBMassStorageClass (not sure if this is for 10.6.6 or the DSDT) and the rolled-back AppleHDA
  2. Just to check... does sleep work for you after the update?
  3. ColdWrench

    [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    FIXED: Forgot about an old 3Com network card in the box. Took that out and things are OK now. I've followed this guide several times, successfully except for the on-board ethernet. I've tried the Intel82566MM kext included in the package as well as another compiled later claiming to work on 64 bit systems. The driver does load, and I see the ethernet in the preferences panel, but it always has a self-assigned IP address. Any ideas?
  4. I have a GA-EP35-DS3L. Followed instructions exactly (well, almost - I used a flash drive instead of the SL CD.. faster & a lot quieter) and everything worked perfectly. Especially sleep!!! I'd tried for two years to get sleep to work on my machine without any luck, despite the assistance of luminaries such as weaksauce12. thepiecesfit - Thank you very much. Agreed -- if you want to give up sleep. Following other treads, I downloaded at least four versions of SleepEnabler.kext which promise to work with 10.6.5. None did. Mostly, I got KP's. With one (using arch=i386,pmVersion=21) I booted and saw SleepEnabler listed in kextstat output, but when I tried to sleep, the machine did not fully go to sleep. The light on the DVD kept flashing periodically and there was no way to come out of sleep. Has anyone successfully upgraded to 10.6.5 AND managed to keep sleep working?
  5. Horror! My steadfast 10.5.8 system built using the Leopard Soup recipe needs to be rebuilt. I have Snow Leopard on my portable machine & would love to put it on my main box. Still running on an EP35-DS3L. No EP45 at the moment. Weaksauce12 - Is your new guide for this board usable? I've been down the install path many times, so am willing to take a semi-complete guide. Of course, I would understand if you're now in retirement, so no obligation and many thanks for your previous work. Anyone else with this mobo... which install procedures would you recommend? I find a few posts, but most are EP45 focused and it's hard to identify the better-working instructions for an EP35. Thanks folks!
  6. I am running 10.6.2 (EFI/Vanilla) on an MSI Wind U100 with a Dell 1510-N wifi card installed. (Problems described here also applied to 10.6.1) I see large packet losses (20-60%) nearly all the time, except occassionally after first powering up (though not always). I've tried this using WPA2, WEP and no encryption against 3 different routers. All show the same problem. The very same box, however, when running windows 7 is rock solid with no packet loss. I used to run 10.5.8 and don't recall seeing the same problem, but I also didn't look for it. kextstat output here: http://www.mediafire.com/?4mkmjzqezdz Searched the boards & web, but don't see this discussed. Does anyone have any ideas or troubleshooting tips? Thanks
  7. I would ask the guiding lights in this forum - and weaksauce12 is right up there - to remember that many of us are running on MBs that came out 12 or even 18 months ago and rely on his contributions and advice. I'd wager that there are more folks using P35 and early P45 MBs than anything released in the past 3 months. We cannot afford to upgrade to every new Gigabyte product. That said, I certainly understand that weaksauce12 will eventually move on and let go of older hardware. Hopefully someone else will step up to continue to support those systems. That cooperative spirit has gotten this community very far.
  8. I had the same problem. Fixed it when I switched which port my monitor was connected to. Seems at boot the system find the port with the monitor, but at resolution change, it always went to one particular port. Which retail version did you install? I found the same problem when installing w/ 10.5.1. Once upgraded to 10.5.5, however all the SATA ports were visible. Using a 10.5.4 retail disk, I didn't see this problem at all.
  9. I tried this a while ago attempting to solve a problem where the EP35-DS3L would not sleep, but to no avail. I decided wait for your latest guide (a great piece of work, BTW) and try again. Summary of the problem: When trying to sleep, the machine: - Blanks the monitor - Turns off hard drive - Accesses optical drive for a second or two; waits 5 seconds; accesses the optical drive; waits another 5 seconds; accesses the optical drive and waits for about 60 seconds before turning off the machine. During this interval, the power button does nothing. Upon restart, the machine may work, but mostly you get a beach ball and the drive LEDs blink periodically while the machine is hung. In effect, it is not possible for the machine to sleep. MB: GA-EP35-DS3L, Rev F5 BIOS CPU: Core 2 Duo E7200, 2.53 MHz RAM: 2x 1GB PC6400 VID: eVGA 8600GT, 256MB HD: 2x Seagate 500GB 7200.11 SATA drives. DVD: LG DVD +/- RW, DL, SATA ETH: Internal Ethernet (now works) and 3COM PCI 10/100 card (works) BIOS is configured exactly as called for in the Leopard Soup guide. I did one clean Mac-based install (erased partition) and found the problem described above. I did a 2nd install adding the JMicronATA kext as an add'l kext and the problem persisted. I did a 3rd install and stopped before installing the combo update and still got the problem. I've tried sleeping with the IDE port enabled, but no difference. Same result whether you start with a 10.5.1 or a 10.5.4 DVD. Same problem if you try the 10.5.6 combo update. I noticed that there is no mention of the JMicronATA kext in your guide or DS3L package. Is it no longer necessary? You referred to having had and then fixed this problem back in Nov. Have you stopped seeing it? Is there something else that fixed it? Your guide and PCWiz' work has, by far, led to the simplest and fastest installs. I am just so frustrated that I cannot get sleep functionality. While I could run just fine without ever sleeping, it just seems a lot more responsible not to waste energy. Thanks for any help or advice you can provide. Do you have dual outputs on your video card? I had this problem and moved the video to the other output. Seems that OSX finds the right port at boot, but uses a fixed one after changing resolutions.
  10. Still not working. The DVD drive is accessed randomly and, in particular, when trying to sleep. I built this with my retail family pack 10.5.1 disk. Have you been using a different disk in your build?
  11. This problem is discussed and followed up in this thread. Alas, there is no solution as yet, but weaksauce12 does report a fix.
  12. Oh such hopes... I removed the LegacyJMicron.kext, removed extensions.mkext and installed the new jmicron.kext using kext helper. Alas, no difference. When I sleep, the DVD LED blinks 5 times, pauses 5-8 seconds, blinks another 5 times. This repeats several times. After 3 mins the disks stopped & the fans went off. ((Last time, I recall that the drives stopped immediately. (The disks attached to the motherboard shut off immediately. I have another disk powered, but not connected and that didn't power off until sleep killed all power. The OSX disk, however, did power down immediately.) When starting, I got a screen, but couldn't start anything. I'll try playing around some more & do the usual permissions repair, but these didn't help before. Update: I reinstalled all the kexts and repaired permissions, but that didn't fix the problem. I was able to return from sleep once, but on all subsequent tries, it failed, requiring a reboot. At this point, I just don't have any reliable sleep. Any other ideas?
  13. I'll throw my two cents in: one benefit I've found of using the Extra folder is that you can experiment rather easily with adding & removing kexts. You could do that with OSX tools, but it's so clear just by being in the /Extra folder. It also makes it easier to change motherboards, again because you can readily clearly identify what you've changed. (OK, at least the non-audio kexts.) I really like the organization of the changes needed for this system. I've got a Kalyway 10.5.2 installation on a Dell Inspiron 530 and I'm thinking how to put a similar toolkit together. Or how to organize this kit's directory structure to add other platforms. A reinstall looks more sensible than getting over the 10.5.3 hump.
  14. Thanks, I'll try this when I get home tonight. And while we're on the topic of installing kexts, have you tried installing these into the /Extra/Extensions folder instead of putting them in the /System/Library/Extensions? That seems to be one of the big plusses of using Chameleon - avoiding conflicts with Apple updates.