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  1. Thanks MAJ! That did it. You're awesome and generous. Thanks for taking the time to help me with this. Also, I noticed that with 10.6.8 you can keep the boot card as PEG-1 and not have to change it to PEG-2. I've attached my plist for 2 x Nvidia 9500GT 1Gb cards in case someone needs it. Use gfxutil to convert to hex with: ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex ./[plist file] ./[output hex file] Add output as a string for device-properties in boot.plist. Regards, Hisham Kind regards, Hisham Dual_NVidia_9500GT_device_properties_10.6.8.plist.zip
  2. I've been using a device-properties string in my boot.plist to define my two NVidia GeForce 9500 GT 1Gb cards (running four monitors) without a hitch up to 10.6.7. I've updated to 10.6.8, but I can't seem to nail down why only one card will work. I've checked and rechecked the string, and I've rebuilt it from scratch using gfxutil plist to hex. I'm not using Graphic Enabler or any injectors. I've attached the plist defining the two cards and would highly appreciate any suggestions or help to resolve this. So far only one card works. It properly shows that it's connected to two monitors in System Profile. The other card shows everything except the Display Connector: fields are blank. Thanks! (First Card) NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0640 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: 3172a Displays: DELL U2410: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Display Serial Number: F525M12N0F2L Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported DELL 2007FP: Resolution: 1200 x 1600 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Display Serial Number: G358H91T1L7L Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: 90 (Second Card) NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0640 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: 3172a Displays: Display Connector: Display Connector: gf.plist.zip
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    I used this kext with a 3112a pci card and the write speeds are very slow. I'm getting around 22 mb/s on a seagate 7200 drive. If I plug the drive into a 3132 pci-e x1 card and use the official silicon image supported kext/driver for 3132, my write rate is an expected 126mb/s Any ideas on improving this kext's write speeds? Thanks
  4. Hey MAJ, Thanks for the update. Quick question: For those of us using v4.22 of your script, can we just immediately use this instead or do you recommend a clean install? Thanks, Hisham
  5. Same here, would appreciate any help on this.
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    هاكنتوش بحريني

    ماشاءالله (: http://hishamkhalifa.com/?p=243
  7. Ethernet ports not working - Solution If any of you guys experienced the Ethernet ports on the EX58-UD5 not working (even in Windows or the BIOS screen which shows the MAC Address (they'll be zeroed)) don't despair. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpo...;postcount=1014 Just clear the CMOS using the button on the back of the motherboard, unplug power cord, press the button another 50 or so times I did it and it solved the problem. Thought I'd share it here since this is after all an ex58-ud5-centric topic. Good luck, Hisham
  8. Hi DD, I've managed to overcome the problem by just using another install of Kalyway. Seems to have solved the issue. The Extensions.mkext got created and all is well. I think my original Kalyway install was borked which led to erroneous permission handling. FWIW, I've attached the install.log from the problematic install. Best regards and thanks for all the hard work! Hisham Install.log.zip
  9. Hi Iktus, You have to make sure you're removing it from /Volumes/YOUR_BOOT_DRIVE/Extra/Stored_Kexts/. You'll most likely be removing ATY_init.kext which is the default universal injector used by 3.7. Once you do that you have to make sure that the boot cache (in /Volumes/YOUR_BOOT_DRIVE/Extra/Extensions.mkext) is also updated using: kextcache -a i386 -m "/Volumes/YOUR_BOOT_DRIVE/Extra/Extensions.mkext" "/Volumes/YOUR_BOOT_DRIVE/Extra/Stored_Kexts". You can do both steps above using the 3.7 installer, just make sure you move ATY_init.kext that's found in the script's folder to the _repository directory of the same and run the kext/kernel installer (option #5) which will also update the boot cache. Best regards, Hisham
  10. I just got home and checked my system. Everything is in the right place except that the script for some reason did not create an Extensions.mkext, even after updating the boot cache several times. I have attached the log for the boot cache. Seems like permissions on the kext are set incorrectly. I simply unarchived DD's script, so all the permissions should be unchanged as he's set them. How can I repair them back to the correct permissions? Why is this happening? Again, I'm using script version 3.7. Boot_cache.log.zip
  11. I'm at work now and wrote the above post from memory, so I'm not too sure about where the kexts are. FWIW I used the scripts to create and install the kexts, so all should be as you say (/Extra/Stored_Kexts and /Extra/Extensions.mkext). Will check to be sure this is the case once I'm home.
  12. Strange: Chameleon not loading kexts from /Extra/Extensions! Using script version 3.6 and a Kalyway 10.5.2 install on my old Dell GX 280, I installed Chameleon 2, activated the parition, installed OS X 10.5.4 from my shrink wrapped retail pack, combo updated it to 10.5.7 and installed the default kexts in /Extra/Extensions and updated the boot cache (I'm using vanilla kernel 9.7 from 10.5.7, so no kernel or system.kext copied). I then booted it up on my ex58-ud5 i7 machine and everything worked sweet without any problems. Chameleon was loading the kexts from the Extra/Extensions and it was running great. Then I decided to repartition my drive for whatever reason (wanted to installed Windows as well), so I used disk utility to partition it with 1 HFS+ partition for OS X and 1 FAT partition for Windows. My understanding is that this creates a hybrid gpt/mbr disk automatically (it does as far as I can tell, as I did install Windows without a hitch). Anyway, back to OS X and DD's great script. Now I'm using script version 3.7 and again my Dell GX 280 with Kalyway 10.5.2 to install OS X. The problem is, and I 've tried re-installing several times, is that Chameleon does not load anything from the /Extra directory! And so I get a KP since Apple ACPI kext locks up since it's not disabled by disabler.kext. I've re-installed several times (and yes, even without installing Windows. Just OS X on the first partition). Chameleons 2 shows it's pretty graphical face but when I load up OS X, it disregards the /Extra stuff. :/ Funny thing is, when I use a Boot-132 CD to boot the partition, the /Extra stuff is loaded! I would appreciate if any of you guys can shed some light on this, as I have even tried using script version 3.6 and ended up with the same issue. I even reverted back to my original setup of just one HFS+ parition, GPT to see if it will work and it doesn't!. I could swear I did the same steps the first time round when it worked without a problem!
  13. Problem is, once you re-activate the mac parition, Win 7 doesn't load. Gives you some sort of error when you try to boot it using Chameleon (or any other os x bootloader).