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  1. Okay, I realize this is a hackintosh forum, but I'm in a bit of a bind. I have a 15" MacBook Pro, which seems to boot up just fine until the grey apple screen and this appears to be a driver issue. No one on any apple forums seem to have a clue about drivers--except here! I make it just to the point where it's about to load the OS, then it just stays frozen on the Apple screen (with a frozen progress clock). Thing is, the OS loads fine--all the way. I can access the computer from screen sharing on my hackintosh or my other MBP. Here's the rub: there were a series of Macbook Pros with NVIDIA GeForce 8600 M processors that were recalled. Timeline on that was 4 years. I just got back from the Apple store where the "genius" with a bit of a chip on his shoulder told me that I'm 3 months out from that recall and don't qualify. So, I'm back to square 1. External video is not working, either. However, I can use it as a firewire target drive (with full video display of the firewire symbol), or I can let it boot all the way and screen share, in which case it works fine, though the video is not "crisp." I am able to boot another macbook from the drive, which currently has OSX 10.6.8 on it. Anyway, can I "hack" NVIDIA drivers onto a real mac? Any issues with doing that, and which driver should I use? The video card still seems to work fine since the opening apple screen is clear with no artifacts. Thanks in advance.
  2. I am using the v2.0 version of this board and had an easy install (compared to my Gigabyte board & my previous laptop). To save yourself some time, load TonyMac's "[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]" and the OS 10.6.6 combo update onto a USB thumb drive before you begin. I will also note that I used a USB keyboard and USB mouse. Not sure if that makes a difference, but my system had no trouble recognizing either. 1. Burn TonyMac [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk .iso image to a CD 2. Boot using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3. At Chameleon prompt, switch out [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD for the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 retail DVD and hit "F5" 4. Proceed with install (partition/erase as GUID MacOS/Extended) 5. At reboot prompt, hit reboot 6. F8 at reboot and insert [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD, select Boot from CD 7. Once [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD gets you to Chameleon prompt, select your newly installed hard drive 8. Boot into OSX, go through all the startup BS 9. Download OSX 10.6.6 combined update AND [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (from TonyMac's site) 10. Install OSX 10.6.6 update. DO NOT REBOOT YET 11. Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and choose [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Install and reboot. LEAVE [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD in tray and boot from CD 12. Reboot with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] into your hard drive 13. (ENABLE VIDEO) I have an NVidia 8300GT card, so this is how I had to enable: Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Select "Drivers-->Graphics-->Enablers-->NVEnabler" and install Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] once more and select "System Utilities" (both of them will select). Install and Reboot--this time WITHOUT the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. 14. (ENABLE AUDIO) I may have done some overkill here, but this is how I did it & it worked. Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Select "Drivers-->Audio-->Realtek-->AppleHDA Rollback" and install Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] once more and select "System Utilities" (both of them will select). Install and Reboot--without iBootCD Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Select "Drivers-->Audio-->Universal-->VoodooHDA 0.2.72" and install Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] once more and select "System Utilities" (both of them will select). Install and Reboot--without iBootCD That's all I had to do. I haven't checked all functions, but I have video (with recognition of my monitor), and I definitely have audio out. My DVD drive (IDE) works, and my SATA HD works and boots very quickly. I believe I'm only using a Dual-Core Pentium, but it's snappy. Ethernet connected right after the install (allowing me to download the Combo update). USB jacks that I've tried worked fine, too. 45 minutes from start to finish. I hope this helps someone. I didn't fidget with my BIOS settings, but if you need them, let me know.
  3. Hi All, My hackintosh had been running pretty well for almost 1 1/2 yrs. Most recent version had OS 10.5.8 on a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 2) board with Core2Quad processor. The other day, I rebooted with my firewire cam plugged in and kaput. It hangs on startup every time now. So, I took a 40gig drive and Esata case and installed OS 10.5.1 just to make sure there weren't any hardware issues (after removing the FW card and all extra peripherals/accesories. The "new" drive doesn't have all my installed apps/programs, nor will my iTunes DB fit on it. Is there a way--without wiping out my original HD, to just update the Kernel? I had backed it up using OSx86 Tools a few months ago, but I can't seem to apply the kernel to the drive that is not the startup drive.
  4. My call with Apple Support

    PRawker sounded like a hilarious guy. I just found the thread a few minutes ago, downloaded the mp3, laughed my ass off, then went to the last page of the thread and found out he passed away at age 17. Life is certainly not fair...the good always die young. RIP.
  5. iPhoto 08 crashes on Hackingtosh

    I have the same problem during a large import. It works fine during smaller imports...but if I try to import a whole folder full of pics, or a whole card full, it will go a ways and then give me the Kernel Panic screen. My iPhoto is updated (7.1.3, I believe) and I'm using OS X 10.5.3. Will 10.5.4 fix this issue, or do I need to wait for another iPhoto udpate? It didn't do this on previous versions of iPhoto, but I can't seem to "un-update" it. OS X 10.5.3 finally seems stable, but now iPhoto won't work.
  6. my mouse is going crazy. please help

    My entire system was unstable with Logitech Control Center (I have a Logitech Trackball). I had to start over after installing LCC. There is a mouse driver that will "accelerate" things a bit, but doesn't cause the OS to go haywire, it's called "MouseZoom". However, since upgrading to 10.5.3, I haven't needed to use that, either. My Logitech mouse usually works fine.
  7. How much RAM do you have installed? I had a successful install with 6GB of RAM, but I would get kernel panics when running iDVD or anything that took a lot of memory. I am down to 1 slot full with 2GB and it seems stable so far...might be worth a shot. I installed, reinstalled, upgraded, and did a whole bunch of software stuff before I tried the RAM.
  8. This is a self-update, just in case anyone else encounters this issue. I tried reinstalling with the Vanilla kernel and got the same errors. However, when I use Vanilla, my on-board LAN isn't recognized. So, back to the non-vanilla install I went. On a whim, I removed 3 of the 4 memory modules. Low and behold, I was able to create a DVD image using iDVD! So, I'm going to try a few variations of memory configuration to see if it is a dual-channel memory compatibility problem or if it's a 2GB plus issue. For the test above, I left in 1 stick of 2GB DDR 800.
  9. Hey everyone! I have a pretty solid install of Kalyway's 10.5.1 on my Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev2) board. I am using 6gb of GSkill 800mhz RAM and have F12 BIOS. For the most part, the install works pretty well, however, when I'm trying to make a disc image or burn a disc from iDVD, it ALMOST finishes, then black screens with that annoying message to reboot about 2 minutes before completion...EVERY time. It does it on a few other things, but iDVD is the main reason I installed OS X. Is it possible that I have too much RAM installed, or some other hardware issue? iMovie had no problems downloading my videos from my camera, editing, etc. I've tried both iLife 2006 and iLife 08, and it does the same thing in both versions of iDVD... Thank you in advance for the troubleshooting help! My rig is: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev. 2) - F12 BIOS Intel e6320 Core2 Duo with 4MB L2 Cache WD 320GB IDE HD (OS X drive) 2 Seagate Barracuda SATA 250GB drives (WinXP Pro, RAID0 Format) Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Apple Pro USB Keyboard Logitech Trackball USB Mouse
  10. Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD does not boot

    I thought the Kalyway 10.5.2 was just an update, but I could be wrong. When I did it, I installed Kaly 10.5.1 first, then "upgraded" to 10.5.2. Unfortunately, I had problems with 10.5.2 and my video card, so I'm back to 10.5.1 for now. EDIT: Boot into 10.5.1, then put in the Kaly 10.5.2 disc and run the update from within 10.5.1. AFAIK, it's not bootable by itself.
  11. Help with nvidia geforce 7300LE

    7200GS doesn't work with the GeForce drivers, either. I've heard that the 7300GT works out of the box, and they are usually 40 or 50 bucks max. Most also have "HDTV" out (breakout box with S-video and analog RGB), so that may be a good option. I have one coming in tomorrow, and I can verify if it works by tomorrow night...
  12. Hi Folks, I have an install of OS X Leopard from Kalyway's disc on a Gigabyte board that is working quite well (Thanks Kaly!). Currently, I am using a Mac Extended Keyboard (white USB version) and I can't get the home/end keys to work. I know this is fairly minor, but when I switched over to using the Mac OS and don't have them functioning, I realized how much I use them. I bought the keyboard in hopes that I could get all mac functions to work right. Can I map the home and end keys on the board somewhere in the OS? Thanks!
  13. Help with nvidia geforce 7300LE

    There is another driver set other than NVInject on the Kalyway disc. I have to reinstall b/c 10.5.2 didn't work very well and kept kernel panicking. I'll try the other driver and report back. I have the 7200GS, but was having the same problems with NVInject. Without NVInject, it works fine, but I don't have any video options (no resolution change/bit depth/picture alterations). BTW, what does QE & CI stand for? Sorry, bit of a newb here.
  14. Help with nvidia geforce 7300LE

    Dante--It seems to me like the installation of NVinject.kext wasn't right for your graphics. Did you try to uninstall/delete that folder, and are you able to boot into the GUI now? Keep us posted...
  15. Help with nvidia geforce 7300LE

    I have a 7300GS and after installing NVinject, my screen went completely blue. During boot-up, I'd see the OS just load, then it went blue at the end of the boot process. Forgive me if I'm using bad terminology, I'm a newbie, but here is how I REMOVED NVinject.kext. So, if you think you need to remove NVinject.kext, give this a try: Start your system up in Darwin/single user mode, boot from the hard drive by using the string: -s At the startup prompt OR reboot and hold down "option + s" key at boot time You will be into the basic OS as root. You have read only access.To get write access, type: fsck -fy / Once that is done, type /sbin/mount -uw / Next, you will delete the NVinject.kext folder by typing: rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NVinject.kext Then, type: exit and it will load the Mac OS. RESTART your system normally, and you should be back to where you were before (no NVinject, but at least you'll be able to see something). I had to reinstall my sound drivers after this, too, for some reason.