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Doug the Impaler

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  1. I would so much rather the built-in drivers support Maxwell. My guess is that, at least for now, they don't.
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    Fusion Drive - Easy Step With Clover EFI

    Best I can tell you're supposed to let it install to the Fusion drives and then copy stuff manually to the EFI partitions (be careful to not overwrite your config or kexts). What I did was this: 1.) Install to system volume 2.) Mount one EFI partition 3.) Copy the system volume EFI folder to the desktop 4.) Copy the EFI partition's kexts to the /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.9 folder on the desktop 5.) Copy the EFI partition's config file to /EFI/Clover 6.) Copy from the desktop to the EFI partition, replacing what's there 7.) Unmount one EFI partition, mount the other, and repeat step 6 Then I rebooted and held my breath. Reboot was successful and everything still worked. It now shows "currently booted" 2818 instead of the previous 2795. I'm not 100% sure but I'm thinking I could just upgrade in place to Yosemite by copying my kexts to a 10.10 folder and then running the installer. I'm not brave enough to try it, though, even with a full Time Machine backup ready and waiting.
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    Fusion Drive - Easy Step With Clover EFI

    Maybe it's because software has been updated since this was written, but my experience was very different. Clover doesn't install to ESPs even if you tell it to, so what I did was install OS X through step 5 (I used tonymacx86's guide to create a Clover USB drive). Then I had to: 1.) Boot to OS X and get a user account set up 2.) Install Clover, which copied to the root of my main partition 3.) Copy the appropriate kexts and clover config file from the EFI folder from the ESP on the USB drive to the correct location in the EFI folder on my system partiion 4.) Reboot and in Clover look at the UUID (the UUID for the volume from Disk Utility would not auto-boot) 5.) Use Clover Configurator to manually type the UUID into the boot area and save 6.) Mount both ESPs and copy the EFI folder to each Then I could remove the EFI and EFI-backups folders from the big partition and reboot successfully. I'm also doing a lot of on-the-fly patching for my onboard audio, trim, and so on. But after that, it survives upgrades without losing audio. I can also skip my Realtek ethernet kext because my Rosewill wifi card is natively supported without any kext edits or patches, but if you need ethernet you should not skip it. It works fantastic, and I thank you for putting something together. I was afraid I was going to have to install to a HDD and then clone it like the first Fusion Drive guide I found, and I didn't have a spare HDD.
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    OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to dev

    Very interested in this as well. Using HD4600 on my new Haswell hack and would love to get a Maxwell card instead of a Kepler card.
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    [SOLVED] 10.9 GM GTX 660 Bad Performance

    I'm getting this in Safari, but Chrome is OK. GTX 650 Ti Boost here.
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    [RESOLVED] Ethernet disappears on reboot

    Lnx2Mac's driver fixed it. I was using the official Realtek. Figures that official drivers would have bugs that open-source drivers don't.
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    [RESOLVED] Ethernet disappears on reboot

    Oh, I thought I was using Lnx2Mac's driver built into [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] but it turns out it's not built into [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] at all; [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.0.3 uses the official Realtek driver, which I know for sure at least disappears across sleep. Maybe it dies on reboot too with this chipset? Going to try Lnx2Mac's driver tonight. I'll update this thread when I'm done; I might be able to stick with my current mobo/ethernet.
  8. I'm having a slight problem with my Hackintosh. Everything works great except for this (and it probably doesn't sleep, but I don't sleep my computer as I like to be able to access it via Logmein), and I don't really want to buy a new motherboard or a PCI ethernet card, though I've considered both. I have an MSI H55M-P33 (system specs in my signature). I installed using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. When I power up the system and boot into OS X or Windows, or when I reboot from Windows to OS X, the ethernet works great. If I restart the computer out of OS X and into either Windows or back into OS X, the ethernet disappears. It's not in Device Manager in Windows nor is it in the System Profiler in OS X. It's kind of annoying to power off and back on, but it works OK. But I'd like to get this one thing resolved. Any suggestions?
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    fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    I have a brand new GTX 460, bought it today. Swapped out the card, booted in safe mode, installed the TonyMacx86 nVidia driver, rebooted like normal, and all is well but OMG trying to update Starcraft II and it gets to the same point every time and it kernel panics. Probably not the nVidia card's fault, most likely Starcraft II doing something strange. Cos I can kill it every time without really any effort. Well, it seems that with GraphicsEnabler it's just not stable. I've had it crash doing all sort of stuff now. In Windows, the card is great. Performance and stability are amazing. But in OS X it's very touchy. Are there different methods other than graphics enabler that are more stable?
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    AMD and Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.5 --> 10.6.8 Final[GUIDE]

    You should be able to right-click --> Get Info and check a box for 32-bit mode. I prefer to run the whole OS in 32-bit mode because of that specific problem and it's no sweat. It's not like Windows where you're arbitrarily locked below 4GB of memory; OS X runs PAE correctly. Not really sure; I quit looking into the VIA audio once I realized my FastTrack would work for system sounds. You might be able to do it with HDA Patcher and get a dump from Linux but I'm finding that even a $10 USB audio device woudl save you a ton of headaches.
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    AMD and Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.5 --> 10.6.8 Final[GUIDE]

    Your guide was great. I would recommend only one troubleshooting tip to be added: If you get the black screen on the boot CD, type this in the boot menu: GraphicsEnabler=No -x That will disable injecting and boot in safe mode. Worked great on this system: Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 4GB DDR2 Sapphire Radeon 5850 1GB (batmobile cooler) ASUS M3A78-CM motherboard (AHCI enabled) My only issue is that the onboard audio doesn't work with VoodooHDA (VIA codec of some sort). I'm going to be using a USB interface anyhow so it's of no concern to me, but something for people with identical hardware to be aware of. I did things slightly different: 1.) Followed everything identical through installing 10.6.5 update and not rebooting. Instead of doing all the junk in Terminal, I downloaded a PKG for Chameleon and installed (which you have linked) Then I copied the Extras folder from the boot CD to my Mac partition After that I downloaded the PKG for the 10.5 legacy kernel and installed that Last, I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and only checked the option in the enablers to turn on the Uakari frame buffer. Rebooted and *poof* it worked like a charm. Like, really really well. Installed all software updates and life is grand. So your Boot CD is invaluable and I thank you so much for it.
  12. Quick follow-up: Updated to 10.6.1. Had to re-run pfix to re-build my Extensions.mkext but otherwise was perfect. Reboot has been fixed by patching DSDT.aml. At least, that's what I THINK fixed it. I'm going to try sleeping overnight to see if that works. My ACPI 2.0 and APIC options are both turned on (enabled) for this test (kernel panic booting from the USB drive if I didn't have them both on, so regardless of whether or not sleep works this is how it'll stay). I have not gotten BOINC/SETI@Home going yet so I figured I might as well give this whole "green" thing a go. Also, my E5200 is OC'd to 3.33GHz (1066MHz bus) on default voltage. I bet I could crank it up more but I have the stock heatsink. It's a little loud so eventually I'll get something nicer, but for now...wow, this is a nice build. That has nothing to do with OS X though.
  13. I am using the same board with a new 10.6 experiment. This guide was awesome for its time, but the myhack installer made it so much easier. 1.) Restored SL DVD image to USB drive 2.) Ran Myhack installer on the USB drive with pretty much everything that applies, leaving off the IDE stuff, chocolate kernel, and Marvel ethernet 3.) Installed from USB drive to a freshly-formatted hard drive 4.) Booted from USB drive again 5.) Installed Myhack to the hard drive 6.) copied VoodooHDA from first post of this thread to /Extras/Extensions 7.) re-ran pfix This took me about 90 minutes, including a bit of experimenting. Everything works - everything. I even have digital and all analog audio. My hardware is the P5QL-Pro, an E5200, 4GB DDR2, a 160GB WD drive (SATA), LG DVD-RW (SATA), Geforce 9500GT 512MB I have not tested sleep, but it'll be running SETI@Home all the time so no need. One problem - it does not reboot. It shuts down like it's going to but never POSTS again. Hit the reset button and it starts right up. Maybe running the dsdt.aml patcher will fix that.
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    ATi Mobility Radeon x1700

    I'm part way here - I have an F3Jp with the X1700 Mobility. I'm running a vanilla Leopard install at the moment, for the most part. I can install the 10.5.6 ATINDRV and ATIRadeonX1000.kext from the front page and I get QE/CI supported, but no matter what Natit or ATIinject I use, I get a black screen. How do I find my EDID? Will that also fix my mouse tearing? edit: had to reinstall Windows to do it, but I have my EDID. Looks like the same one as altee, bien_van_khat, et. al. I did not mess with the TV output because I don't really need it; I just wanted the one for my built-in screen. Does that mean I should be able to use the "Obsan1ty" Natit or ATIinject kexts? If so I still have a problem - I just get a black screen. Not sure how to convert the below into the Info.plist. EDID BYTES: 0x 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F ------------------------------------------------ 00 | 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 06 AF 74 21 00 00 00 00 10 | 01 0F 01 03 80 21 15 78 0A 1C F5 97 58 50 8E 27 20 | 27 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 30 | 01 01 01 01 01 01 C7 1B 00 A0 50 20 17 30 30 20 40 | 36 00 4B CF 10 00 00 18 00 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 50 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 FE 00 41 60 | 55 4F 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FE 70 | 00 42 31 35 34 45 57 30 32 20 56 31 20 0A 00 AA
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    Toshiba A305 - vanilla Leopard - wonky USB

    and here's where I officially say "{censored} it". No mobility 3450 support means no go. :-/