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  1. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Screen goes blank but fans keep running. I think the hard drive also continues to spin (but no activity). Then I need to reset or power off. Nothing in the Console indicates that it ever received a sleep command.
  2. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Is anyone getting sleep to work with 10.7.3 with no other graphics card installed? I've tried every method on here (october_cat, ufdah, NWJ) with every BIOS (514, modded 514, 519).
  3. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Try adding darkwake=0 to boot.plist
  4. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I had the same issue where keyboard/mouse didn't work. Today, I replaced the IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext on the USB drive (using the versions from 10.6.2, I think). The System folder is hidden on the USB so you need to either use Terminal or some other tool to show invisible files (sorry if this is obvious). Once I copied the older kexts, I used the following Terminal commands for good measure: sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext This allowed my keyboard to work (not the mouse). So I had to format the hard drive ahead of time and then just navigate the installation procedures using the keyboard only (tab, spacebar, and enter). Then I was able to boot into the new drive (10.7.3) via ######. The vanilla installation seems OK but obviously graphics/sound are a problem. I literally just started troubleshooting tonight and my first few attempts at using ###### to install the DSDT I had for my 10.5.7 installation are failing miserably (black screen after boot, sometimes can still VNC but sometimes cannot). I'll try Ufdah's suggestion above. There's also another possible solution here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=270123&st=0&p=1759594entry1759594 But I think using ###### to install the DSDT is adding files (such as fakesmc) or patching things that are breaking the install. I haven't narrowed it down yet. I may need to do things more manually (which is a stretch for me since I barely know what I'm doing and haven't messed with my Hackintosh installation in about 2 years or whenever 10.5.7 was released; I never could get 10.6.x working well with this mobo). I've now botched this Lion install pretty bad so I just reinstalled, cloned, and will mess around again tomorrow. Sorry - I know this isn't very helpful but I'm just waiting for my clone to finish... Will maybe post again tomorrow (I leave town so maybe won't try again until next week). BTW, I'm using BIOS 519.
  5. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I just updated to 10.5.7 but it took me a few attempts. Here are the steps that worked for me (these aren't in the most efficient order but it's what worked in my trial and error approach): 1) Downloaded combo updater. 2) Booted from another partition (trying to update directly from my boot partition kept resulting in kernel panics and wrecking the partition - thankfully, I could easily clone using Carbon Copy Cloner). 3) Ran updater but manually chose the desired partition to update. 4) Deleted System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext 5) Restarted - booted into newly updated partition using -v -f switches (not sure if this was necessary - I got a kernel panic the first time but it was probably due to forgetting to delete AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext) 6) Used UInstaller to reinstall frodo's audio kexts (the ones linked from the Ufdah tutorial). Repaired permissions. Restarted normally (no switches). Restarted again before audio would work. 7) Did my happy dance. Things seem to be working OK. I'm super happy the overscan option is available again under Display preferences - this is main reason I chose to update.
  6. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    First off, try booting into safe mode. Also try going into BIOS and resetting to factory defaults (maybe there's some weird carryover from 0512 that's not getting reset after downgrading). Then adjust the BIOS settings to match the tutorial (although I haven't been able to get it to sleep if I set iGPU frame buffer to 512MB). I also didn't see you try installing simply per the guide. It's not clear to me if you've ever had a successful install using your Chameleon boot CD (and I'm not aware of any good installs using Boot-132). RE bad mobo (unlikely??): Do you have a Windows CD or Linux CD that you can boot from (no install - just test to see if the mobo boots).
  7. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Sorry if this is a stupid question. Did you try reverting the BIOS to whatever version you were using previously (0404?)? EZFlash (or whatever it's called to load firmware from a flash drive) works really well to upgrade or downgrade. I've been running 0407 (maybe 0404; I'm not at home) with good results. And if you did try reverting BIOS and you still can't boot with your old, good installation, then that's pretty scary. I'd be sure to avoid all BIOS updates unless there's something I absolutely needed.
  8. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I'm not sure what you mean by "both methods" (Super Duper and CCC? Two different options within CCC?). In any case, did you also install PC_EFI Chameleon using UInstaller? Without that, settings won't do you any good (and hence lead to HFS+ error, I think). That's my first guess. Next guess is formatting of the new drive (needs to be Extended/Journaled, GUID). Last guess would be to update the firmware on the Seagate 1.5TB (I have zero experience here - I just remember reading about issues with those drives a few months ago).
  9. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Yup
  10. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I've used both Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner with success. I've cloned from within the OSx86 machine and also by pulling the drive and using a Macbook. You may need to use Universal Installer to reinstall Chameleon (and set boot timeout and native resolution, if desired) onto the new drive. But you shouldn't need to reinstall any kexts. Misc notes: When I was testing out the various kexts, voodoo vs vanilla, etc, I made three partitions. The first partition was the one where I installed using the retail 10.5.6 DVD and the Ufdah instructions (with our modifications, of course, since the base instructions lead to the hang at the Apple logo screen). Once I got a working installation, I cloned to the second partition (third partition was for media, downloads, etc). I could then screw around with the 2nd partition. If I ever hosed it, then I could just clone the first partition onto the second from within the OSx86 machine. However, I couldn't clone from the 2nd partition to the 1st one within the OSx86 machine (b/c wiping out the first partition prevents boot up since the bootloader is also wiped out). I had to pull the drive, connect to another Mac, clone from partition2 to partition 1, use Uinstaller to fix the first partition, then put the drive back into the OSx86 machine). Sorry for long-winded answer. Just wanted to make sure other beginners didn't run into the same problems that I did.
  11. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    The clone worked so everything is running fine again. I just put it to sleep. When the OSx86 machine woke up, it immediately showed up in my other Mac's Finder sidebar. The Mac connected to a shared drive and screen sharing worked fine. I only use ethernet.
  12. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    RE: Sleep issues - Well, a small miracle happened. Sleep is finally working. I trashed disabler.kext and restarted 5 times before attempting sleep - no success. So I started messing around with the BIOS again (and also tried wired keyboards vs wireless, unplugging IR receiver, unplugging the PS2 keyboard, etc etc). After I changed the BIOS-MCP7A Chipset Config-iGPU Frame Buffer Size to 256MB (from Ufdah's recommended 512MB), sleep started working. I'm not 100% sure the frame buffer size is what fixed it. It could have been the >10 restarts. Or perhaps just letting it go to sleep (set sleep after 1min) rather than forcing it to sleep via Apple menu. I was trying to narrow down the the actual solution but accidentally hosed my boot drive. I forgot I was working off a secondary partition and went to clone it to the primary boot partition. But I kept getting some error in Super Duper so I restarted. Whoops - I forgot my primary boot partition was erased. So now I need to pull the drive and try to clone the good partition back to the boot partition (fortunately, I have a real Mac to do this). Hopefully, that will restore things (and sleep will continue to work).
  13. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    The fan is actually sitting at an angle on top of the empty PCI slots (ugly but works). As Signal64 mentioned, that ASUS heatsink needs some small amount of airflow when horizontal. So the fan draws in air from the back, blows over the ASUS heatsink, through the mini Scythe Ninja heatsink, and out the two side outlets (where the two 120mm were originally installed). I left one case fan in (but off) and the other is the one providing the cooling (set at low speed). My entertainment cabinet is really tight so I barely have any clearance on the sides (3/4 inch per side). The case fans were very quiet but I think the tight spacing created some back pressure, so I don't use them as intended. I have a LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD GGC-H20L. It's black - I don't mind the look but it's hidden behind a black screen mesh (IR receiver is elsewhere). Which BIOS version are you running? Don't worry about the other settings - was just wondering if you did something different than the "standard" recommendations here. Sleep is very frustrating to me as I've tried every solution posted in this thread. I thought it was something with the DSDT and my Q9400 CPU (but your Q8200 is the same family so I guess I have a unique problem somewhere). I'm actually a total n00b to OSX86 so all talk about DSDT (such as Frodokenny's) is completely over my head.
  14. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I have a Q9400 that idles around 30C. I don't think it's ever gone above 45-50C when transcoding H.264 or using Prime 95. I have an Antec NSK2480 case, mini Scythe Ninja cooler (w/ Arctic 5), and only one (custom rigged, large, slow moving) fan blowing over the Asus heatsink (then through the CPU cooler and out the side of the case). Without the fan, the northbridge would hover around 70C under load but is sub 50C with my specially placed fan. When I was building the PC back in Nov 08, I found this AVS discussion very helpful: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1079923 In any case, I remember a lot of people using the Intel stock cooler who got low temps, too. I don't know your case but just make sure you get good airflow moving in and then out of the case. If it's not balanced, you get pockets of hot air that can build up or cool air that never passes through the heatsink(s). My case came with baffles to help direct airflow over the heatsinks. Without the baffles, outside air just comes in and goes directly out an exit (never going over heatsink). If I recall correctly, your installation process was basically identical to mine. How in the world did you get sleep to work? If you didn't do anything special, would you mind posting your BIOS version and settings? Thanks!
  15. fcol313

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    In safe mode, you need to use UI to reinstall the essential kexts, too.
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