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About AppleBytes

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    UNIX, and BSD programming (includes OS X). Been at it since the late 70's.
  1. Hi, I opened a topic regarding this awhile ago. But now some 2 hours later, I think it must be a bug. Details: I have spent the last hour, and 45 minutes attempting a search based on the same word. But each-and-every search times out in some 60 seconds with: 504 Gateway Time-out I think the server must have a serious problem, that needs to be fixed. Thank you for your time, and attention. --Chris
  2. I'm experiencing much the same. Waiting on root device, and the USB, and Firewire messages. Seems as tho it resets the bus, and then cant't find the USB drive, or any of the USB/Firewire busses. --Chris
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    ASUS G73JH bug: launchctl.c (iatkos s3 v2)

    I'm not using IATKOS. But I get this too, on an attempted install of SnowLeopard on a Dell D510. It doesn't shut down. It just hangs at that line, and goes no further. Searching on the Interweb only returns this thread. Anyone have a clue? Thanks! --Chris
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    Chameleon 2.4svn Official PKG Installer

    Apologies if this has already been addressed, but I found no indication; so here goes... Is it remotely possible to run the Chameleon installer from the / a (Mavericks installer) USB stick, that's already had Chameleon installed to it? IOW I've already created a "Vanilla" Mavericks USB install drive, installed Chameleon on it. But would like to run the Chameleon install app from within the Mac installer, in order to install it to the Target disk. It'd also be a huge plus, if the same were possible for the Chameleon Wizard. Thanks! --Chris
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    How to get a GT 730 fully functioning?

    WOW, 0000-1248 you're just a wealth of wisdom! I REALLY appreciate you're continued support! Should we ever cross paths, I owe you (at least) a couple of pints! Mind you, the following question comes from my last Hackintosh experience, which was SnowLeopard; but can I be reasonably confident I have QE/CI if I can play Chess, and see all the fancy transitions? Thanks again, 0000-1248 ! --Chris
  6. OK I guess I can close this now. I managed a Mavericks install. Method? I used the so-called "Vanilla (USB) install", and some assistance from 0000-1248 's "clue bat". I spent some time following the install in a browser on another computer, locating the needed kexts for PS2 (mouse||keyboard), Network (ethernet), and Sound. While not (yet) perfect. It puts me in a position to tweak it into shape. Thanks again, for taking the time to respond! --Chris
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    How to get a GT 730 fully functioning?

    Hello ricoc90 , and thanks for the reply! I was afraid I was going to hear that. I was hoping I could get all the hardware sorted out before up(dating|grading). But maybe in this case, the reverse is the better choice. I'll see if I can find a good kernel for the latest revision, and give it a shot. Is using the 10.9.5.combo a safe / good direction to choose? Thanks, again, ricoc90 ! --Chris
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    How to get a GT 730 fully functioning?

    Greetings, I've been cobbling a working Mavericks install on the following hardware: A68HM plus mobo A6 7470k 3.7Ghz APU (MSI) GeForce GT-730 GPU w/4Gb ddr3 RAM I'm using Chameleon, and finally got to the installer (screen) by adding GraphicsEnabler=Yes to the boot line. Which used whatever it probed as a usable Nvidia driver. However, while it works, it's NOT the correct driver for this model, and I have no QE/CL. This is what it currently reports: I'm not sure how, or when. But it did detect it's an MSI rebranded Nvidia. But this may just be cosmetic, as my card has 4Gb, not 2. According to a table on Wikipedia for the Geforce cards, the Nvidia version of mine has the "code name" GF108: NOTE: mine is the one listed as 128-bit. While the Nvidia card listed is the version MSI used for my card, the Nvidia version only packs 1Gb RAM, while mine has 4. So it appears I might be up against a couple of hurdles. I grabbed a copy of IORegistryExplorer (2.1) off a SnowLeopard Hackintosh install I have, so I could poke around IOREG a little easier. It appears that NVArch reports GF100 , rather than GF108 . IODeviceMemory appears to see all 4 memory chips, but doesn't appear to know what to do with the other 2: Since I need to feed OSX the (correct) information early; isn't there some way I can give Chameleon some HEX strings to push. In order to get OSX to attach the correct driver version? Is the a better / other way I should / could approach this? Has anyone else accomplished this? Any time, or consideration is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks! --Chris
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    Geforce GT730 2 GB DDR3 only 1024 detect

    I'm having the same trouble on Mavericks, and my MSD Geforce GT-730. Mine card has 4Gb ram, but only shows 2Gb. I'm also pretty sure I'm not getting hardware GL/CL. FWIW A68HM-plus with an A6-7470k APU, MSI GT-730 GPU Using the Chameleon boot loader, with iMac14,2 SMBios. About This Mac shows all the correct info, except the GPU RAM size. --Chris
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    Mavericks 10.9 and Asus X550LC

    I know this is old. But... From the looks of it: Nvidia.GT730.10.10.1.KemalALKIN causes crash. You're trying to load a Yosemite version of the nVidia driver. You might do better to try a Vanilla install, and the correct driver version.
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    If FakeSMC is blacklisted by Apple, what's the point?

    Thanks for the reply, Hervé ! OK My last "hackintosh" was SnowLeopard. But... I understand that the "warnings" during boot, are only warnings. But given the difficulty getting some of the hardware properly recognized, and the entries in AppleKextExcludeList.kext , as well as the confirmation by netkas; this seemed a "reasonable" possibility. I've been doing almost nothing but reading for the last 3, and a half weeks. Hmm this is apparently a common misconception. As I see many recommendations on this, regarding Mavricks. I'll remove it from my org.chameleon.Boot.plist file -- Thanks! I guess that's good news. It's one less thing to consider. Thanks again, for the reply, Hervé ! --Chris
  12. OK I finally managed a Mavericks install on an A68HM-plus with an A6-7470k APU, and an MSi GeForce GT 730 GPU. It's far from perfect, but I get a desktop. In attempting to get the GPU correctly recognized, as well as the Sound. I'm finding I'm not making any progress. I'm wondering if the fact that Apple blacklisting FakeSMC, has anything to do with it: # cat /System/Library/Extensions/AppleKextExcludeList.kext/Contents/Info.plist | grep netkas <key>org.netkas.FakeSMC</key> <key>org.netkas.HPETDevice</key> <key>org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC</key> <key>org.netkas.fakesmc</key> <key>org.netkas.hda</key> I see there's Kext Utility; which apparently creates, or updates a OSKextSigExceptionList file. But I'm not really interested in installing an app that does a bunch of stuff I don't need, or want, just so I can get the OSKextSigExceptionList. I had originally thought that using the kext-dev-mode=1 flag in Chameleon, would do it.But now I'm not so sure. What's the best way to deal with this? Thanks! --Chris NOTE: this Apple "blacklisting" started in Mavericks (Funny)
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    Anyone on an A6-7470K successful?

    Thanks again, 0000-1248 for the reply. That got me a working installer -- well, and the addition of GraphicsEnabler=Yes. I think the "Like" button here is broken tho. I hit it some 30 times, but it only registered 1 time. Thanks again, 0000-1248 ! --Chris
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    FakeSmc.kext Yosemite 10.10

    OK I eaize this post is a bit old. But I too, am wondering if this works well for Mavericks. Does anyone know? Thanks. --Chris
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    Chameleon 2.4svn Official PKG Installer

    Sorry for the noise. --Chris