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  1. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - Mavericks installer won't boot

    For the benefit of anyone having similar problems, I thought I ought to share my experience. It turns out the problem was due to a stupid mistake on my part. I had set my BIOS to boot the flash drive which contained the Mavericks installer using the generic USB drive option. It turns out, that option doesn't actually boot the USB drive for some reason. It took me a while to figure out this was happening at all, because I didn't realize the my machine was booting off of the already-installed Chameleon bootloader on my SSD. So, it turns out that I needed to manually select the drive via the boot selector by pressing F12. This allowed me to boot from the USB drive. A couple other problems I encountered. Initially the screen would shut off after booting. This was solved by booting with GraphicsEnabler=No. Also, once I got it to boot, it initially showed a grey screen with a cursor for what seemed like a long time. However, after about 2 minutes or so the installer loaded, so all that was needed was patience. It also required the Atheros kext for the ethernet to work properly. Other than that, everything seems to be working fine. I'm happy with it so far. To mods: I accidentally posted this in the Post-Installation forum. Could you please move it to the Installation forum?
  2. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - Mavericks installer won't boot

    Update: so, I believe I know why Mavericks wasn't booting, but I don't know the solution. Apparently Chameleon was not loading from the flash drive. It was loading the Chameleon loader that was already present on my SSD, which is not the newest version, so that's probably why it wasn't loading Mavericks. I also discovered that my SSD is not being run using UEFI, as I had thought. When I switch to UEFI-only, it won't boot. So that means it's only using Legacy. It doesn't seem to cause any problems, but I'm wondering if that's somehow related to the flash drive not working. So the question now is, why won't Chameleon on the flash drive boot? EDIT: It occurs to me that I could install the newer version of Chameleon onto my SSD and boot from that instead, but I'd rather not do that if I can avoid it (just for the moment). I'm also wondering: what happens if you install Chameleon to a drive that already has another version of Chameleon present?
  3. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - Mavericks installer won't boot

    Ok, well, any idea what that could be? Mountain Lion worked fine without any modifications necessary. Even my GTX 780 worked perfectly OOB. What could I be doing wrong?
  4. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - Mavericks installer won't boot

    All of my specs are in my sig. Here they are again, for convenience: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H motherboard Core i7-3770K processor Gigabyte GTX 780 G.Skill 16GB (2x8GB) SDRAM Yes, I've tried myhack. -v is no good. It reboots too fast for me to see what it's doing. I've tried GraphicsEnabler=No. I haven't tried booting with the integrated graphics, but I doubt that would work - I was never able to get it to boot with integrated on Mountain Lion. I might give it a shot though. Like I said, Mountain Lion worked fine with my GTX 780.
  5. I've been trying to install Mavericks on my machine (see specs below), and so far I haven't been able to get the installer to boot. I made a boot disk using the standard methods, but every time I try to boot the installer it flashes the Apple logo for a second and then reboots. I've tried many different boot flags to no avail. I'm using the latest version of Chameleon, so that's not the issue. I'm currently running 10.8.4 with no issues. My processor is an Ivy Bridge model, so I don't think that's the issue, but I could be wrong. Thoughts?
  6. System Freezing

    Bump. Now I'm thinking that the problem is related to my graphics card. I've seen some stuff about the 560 Ti - various drivers and patches you can install - but I'm not sure why I can find the newest version of the drivers and other bits related to it. Any help?
  7. System Freezing

    My system was set to never sleep, but it was set to put hard disks to sleep, so I'll change that. Screen sharing was already disabled as well.
  8. System Freezing

    Lately my system has been freezing if I leave it alone for a little while. And on a couple occasions it freezes while I'm using it. It's not a kernel panic: the screen just freezes, and sometimes the mouse still works, but everything else is frozen. Sometimes the mouse disappears as well. The last time it froze, I looked at the console and saw these two things: 2/7/13 3:16:04.000 PM kernel[0]: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel timeout! and 2/7/13 3:28:16.840 PM loginwindow[85]: ERROR | ScreensharingLoginNotification | Failed sending message to screen sharing GetScreensharingPort, err: 1102 My system was working fine for a couple months and then I started having this problem. Also, the system won't sleep. My specs are in my sig. I suppose the problem could have something to do with my graphics card (GTX 560 Ti), but I don't know what to do about it. For a while I was thinking it might be Chrome that was causing it to freeze, but I've been using Safari lately and the problem persists.
  9. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - sleep not working

    Bump? I have both patched AICPM and installed DSDT for my machine. It still will not sleep. It's not a huge issue, since the computer boots very quickly (20-30 seconds), but it's somewhat of an annoyance.
  10. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - sleep not working

    I tried a couple different kexts and it did not help. Is there a Gigabyte specific patched kext I can download?
  11. Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - sleep not working

    No, I did not. Do I need to patch it myself, or can I just install an already patched version?
  12. So I recently installed ML on the following system: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H motherboard Core i7-3770K processor ASUS GTX 560 Ti G.Skill 16GB(2x8GB) SDRAM SanDisk 240GB SSD Samsung 1TB 7200RPM HDD I did a dual-boot on the SSD with ML and Windows 7. I currently have everything working - including video, sound, network, shutdown/restart, USB 3 - EXCEPT for sleep. When I try to sleep, the screen turns black, but all the fans are still running and the HDD light is still blinking. If I click the mouse or press a key it comes up again with the login window. So it's acting as if it is sleeping, without actually sleeping. I suspect there may be a setting I need to change in my bios, but I'm not sure. I don't have DSDT installed, and I'd rather not, because I'd like to keep my setup as simple as possible. Supposedly DSDT is not necessary with the new Gigabyte Z77 motherboards, Here is how I installed the OS: I booted from a flash drive using PCIRootUID=0 (it wouldn't boot otherwise). It installed without issue. Then I used ###### to install Chameleon to the SSD along with network drivers. Then I installed the VoodooHDA kext to get the sound working. The first time I installed the OS, I installed the 10.8.2 update, and it worked with no issues. I've since reinstalled the OS using the exact same method, but I haven't installed the update yet. I have tried deleting NullCPUPowerManagement.kext and AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext to no avail. I've also tried installing a sleep enabler. No luck. Any suggestions?
  13. ASUS GTX 560 Ti and Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

    So I have Lion installed on my current machine and I'm looking to upgrade it with a new CPU and motherboard. The CPU is the i7-3770K, and I haven't decided on the motherboard yet, but I'm thinking about the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. I currently have an ASUS GTX 560 Ti that's working fine with Lion. What I'm wondering is will my graphics card work in OS X on this new system? I want to install Mountain Lion, but in the worst case scenario I could just use Lion. I've just been thinking that the integrated graphics in the 3770K might make getting the 560 Ti to work a bit more complicated. What do you think?
  14. Compatible graphics card

    I've tried lots of different methods and nothing works. I think what you're talking about would require me to run an update, and as soon as I do that it refuses to boot.
  15. Compatible graphics card

    I built a new PC a while back with an HD 5850 card. It seems that card is causing problems with Snow Leopard (when I try to install drivers for it, the OS will not boot), so I've been thinking about selling it and getting a card that is more compatible. Considering that this card gave me problems, what card - in the $200-$300 price range - would be more likely to work?