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  1. I have done so, but ever since upgrading to 10.9, the USB controllers on the monitor haven't worked. This also means no webcam, no microphone, no speakers (they all connect through USB). Firewire and ethernet still work. With 10.8 and older BIOS versions, I got all of the features to work after changing some of the thunderbolt BIOS settings, but none of those seem to help now. I do find that the thunderbolt devices may not show up after a cold boot, but a warm boot fixes that. If anybody finds a configuration where the USB devices on an Apple Thunderbolt display work in 10.9, please let us know.
  2. @DHassel, you should probably start with the wiki page: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Z77MX-QUO-AOS It has a download link for the Audio update (the only driver you need to add for the motherboard itself) as well as instructions for what you need to do to make iMessage work (it involves setting a "BaseBoardSerial" of the appropriate length so it looks like an Apple machine).
  3. Hey, is anybody successfully using an Apple Thunderbolt Display with Mavericks and the 828 BIOS? Previously, I'd be able to use all of the Thunderbolt-connected features of the monitor when I set the TB security mode to "disabled", at least after a warm boot. Now, regardless of the security setting, the best I can get is the display, ethernet, and firewire ports on it working. The USB ports aren't being used, which also means no webcam/speakers/microphone/brightness-control. In system profiler, all of the PCI devices show up, but the USB controllers are listed as "Driver Installed: No", and "Tunnel Compatible: No".
  4. bdv, some people are beta-testing versions of the Hermitcrab BIOS that aren't released to the public yet. Expect a release soon. LeetGanker, are you sure you have 723M? Last I checked, the download page still (erroneously) listed the 723M version, but the download link gives you the 729M version.
  5. Yeah, I ended up forcibly restoring the OS back to 10.8.4 from a Time Machine backup, and now the Thunderbolt and audio work again. Thanks for the mirroring tip, russ807 -- the fact that it works makes me optimistic that someone will find a way to trick a card into outputting to a fake monitor so we can do that without plugging in anything extra...
  6. Yes, it can only run from the HD4000. Hoping at some point someone will figure out the hack necessary to use the NVidia GPU for rendering, outputting to a memory-mapped framebuffer on the integrated graphics, similar to how Apple's dual-GPU laptops work. When it's working, the display shows up as being connected via displayport. (That's all the GPU can tell; it's sending out a DP signal, which is then being multiplexed with Thunderbolt data by the TB controller.) The rest of the devices on the display (ethernet, firewire, USB (with attached sound and webcam)) show up as PCI cards connected via Thunderbolt. As with other TB-equipped hackintosh machines, the Thunderbolt section of system profiler shows no devices, but the PCI listing in it shows them as connected via Thunderbolt. Prior to the last couple of days (and 10.8.5), Thunderbolt stuff was basically just working for me, albeit without hot-plugging.
  7. I set mine as well. I also got the audio distortion with 10.8.5; I thought my thunderbolt display problems predated the update, but it seems to have gotten worse after it.
  8. For what it's worth, I had sleep/wake power management working with no problems out of the box with the H3A BIOS. I turned it off by preference since then, but I didn't seem to need to do anything for it to work.
  9. I don't know if just changing the baseboard serial number alone will work. It looks like Apple is sanity-checking machine IDs for iMessage, so I set the model information to something with an i7, put in a serial number that makes sense for that model (generated using Chameleon Wizard), and then padded out my baseboard serial number to the appropriate number of characters. In the terminal, if you run "nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:BaseBoardSerial" it should show you the currently-set baseboard serial number. Assuming it's less than 17, just make up additional numbers to put at the end until it's 17 characters long, and write it back out with "sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:BaseBoardSerial=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" (with your new baseboard serial number instead of the XXXX part). If you try just setting the baseboard serial alone, let us know if it works.
  10. esojotrebla, I have a Fusion Drive set up with an SSD on one of my SATA-III ports with no problem. Not sure what would make yours not recognize one. What model of SSD is it? I believe the "H3A" in the BIOS version means you're running the Hermitcrab version.
  11. Is anybody using an Apple Thunderbolt monitor with this motherboard? When I first tried it out, the video worked once the machine booted (not during BIOS), but none of the devices were detected. PCI scans produce some complaints about overlapping PCI bridge configurations. After I set the Thunderbolt security option to "disabled" in the BIOS, the machine booted up with all functionality of the monitor working; ethernet, firewire, USB (which includes webcam and audio). Yesterday, after a loose power cable reset the machine, none of the thunderbolt devices worked on the monitor any more; just the video. The security option is still set to disabled. There are a number of Thunderbolt options in the BIOS; does anybody know what's recommended for compatibility with this stuff?
  12. Since I don't think I've seen references on how to make iMessages work for the QUO board with H3A firmware, here's what I did (based on other threads): sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:BiosVersion=MM61.88Z.0106.B00.1208091121 sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:ProductName=Macmini6,2 sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:SystemSerial=XXXXXXXXXXXX [appropriate serial generated by Chameleon Wizard, 12 characters] sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:ProductFamily=Macmini sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:ProductId=Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED sudo nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:BaseBoardSerial=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [17-digit serial number] I think the trick was the BaseBoardSerial; if you run "nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:BaseBoardSerial" you can see what yours is set to currently; mine was fewer than 17 characters, which seems to be the magic number. I made up additional digits and appended them to get the right length, then wrote it back out. iMessage worked after that. CAVEATS: 1) Apple can certainly change stuff in the future, so this may stop working at some point. If you are reading this post from the distant future, don't assume it still works. 2) Deauthorize your machine from iTunes before you do this so you don't eat up one of your 5 authorizations from your old machine ID.
  13. I'm running H3A with a vanilla ML installation. kextstat shows FakeSMC 1.0.0d1.
  14. Having just gone through this myself, I am now qualified to say: yes, you need an Ivy Bridge processor. Specifically, one with HD4000 graphics. So, the i7-3770, i7-3770K, or i5-3570K.
  15. Oh jeez, what a rookie mistake. I didn't realize the K/non-K distinction now included GPU models. Well, off to Fry's to snag a 3770K!