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  1. I am amazed that the interest in this board continues. I am looking for a dedicated HTPC board and I think I am going to dig this thing out of my closet and fire it up, but as far as I have read, HDMI audio isn't that easy over igp. Since I have set up and torn down this build dozens of times since the days it first came out, I don't think it should be much trouble getting it running. My only question is: what kind of success have people had setting this thing up with discrete graphics like a 420gt which is known to have good audio over hdmi support? I am not sure if I am going to need to mess with a dsdt or not. I will read through this thread from where I left off about two years ago, but any help would be appreciated.
  2. Updated to 10.6.3. Went fine. Didn't have to change anything. Just ran the combo updater. Still, I backed it up first.
  3. Haven't been around in a while, but check post 235 to see how I did it. ________________________________________ adidasprince, Have you submitted this patch to the voodoo team - link in this thread? They may be able to include it in future iterations. This board is awesome, it just needs a more accessible vram solution so that newbies are not scared off by it.
  4. Update to 10.6.2 went well. I did it by downloading the combo update and then installing from a test USB installation of 10.6.1. Strangely, I had to first update the USB installation to 10.6.2 before it would allow me to install 10.6.2 to my main drive. Also, see the link that e60 provided about sleepenabler. Install this kext into E/E BEFORE you update. I was fortunate enough to find this out before I performed my update and potentially saved myself a great deal of frustration. Of course, if you think about it, unless you want to use your machine without a network connection there's really no point to having this kext in the first place. I tried a realtek 8169 ethernet card as a way of overcoming the sleep issue, but no luck. SL finds the card just fine and the necessary kext is already part of the vanilla install. The problem is that the system refuses to sleep with it installed. Also, the computer rebooted after being told to shutdown. I removed the card and shutdown works again. Got to find something that works for sleep.
  5. I have a USB Apple keyboard and even though under bootcamp F16 is the equivalent of pause, it does not seem to work during the POST screen. No matter, I was able to make out that it is registering as DDR2 dual channel, so it is not an issue anymore. I got sound working by using jon55's kext pack. I also removed alcinject and alc1200. Get a lot of sound assertion errors, but since I don't know what these are and they don't seem to affect anything, I don't care. Ethernet still does not connect after sleep. Tried nforcelan as dlach suggested and got the same result he did. That is the last real big hurdle. I may just install a separate nic to get around this for now. Otherwise, with 8 gigs and a quad core installed this board is quite snappy. It feels more responsive than the Asus.
  6. Two things: 1) the jon55 f3a bios works great. But it flies past the initial POST screen so fast that I cannot see any info about my memory. What I think I see is that it is running is single channel mode. I'm not quite sure though. Anyone know how I can check this or slow down the initial POST? 2) don't have audio. Admittedly, I used a clone of my asus install (worked like a charm), but the new kexts don't seem to give me audio. Any guidance? I remember what a PITA audio was initially. Anyone have any luck in SL?
  7. Use Pacifist to extract the boot file from core/usr/standalone/i386. You don't need the other files in this folder as long as you already have an installed Chameleon bootloader. Open terminal, login using sudo -s, and cp the extracted boot file to the root of your sl install. works. Right now I am using 8 gigs of ram and all seems well.
  8. Anybody else try installing adidasprince's bootloader? I'm getting installation failed warnings when I apply it. *EDIT: Works. Used pacifist to extract boot and then copied it from the terminal. Ran memtest and no snow!
  9. Has anyone reproduced the 4 gig breakthrough by addidasprince. I ask because I would like some clarification: 1) dsdt still needed? 2) works in 10.6? 3) patched bios okay? I can't believe we have been at this for a year. Great work addidasprince and dlach.
  10. dlach, Your dedication to this board is becoming legendary. Thanks for all your hard work. I wish there was a way I could throw you some karma. net
  11. netcastle

    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I don't think anybody is. It's a lot of thankless work for a relatively small number of users. Plus, SL is around the corner and that may mean some good things for this board.
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I tried it. It panicked on me and I had to reset the CMOS. I think I will try it again with the new bios that dlach referred me to, but I don't know when that will be.