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  1. Mavericks 10.9.2 released

    Mine won't sleep now. Never had this problem before. No other problem so far though. I did an online update, not the combo. I don't see any errors in the logs. MB: MSI Z77MA-G45 update: Got sleep working again by reinstalling the GenericUSBXHCI (USB3) drivers and removing darkwake=0 from the org.chameleon.Boot.plist. Don't know which fixed it though.
  2. [UEFIPatch] UEFI patching utility

    I'm not getting this to work properly on the MSI Z77MA-G45. I've applied the patch OK to the latest MSI BIOS, v1.90 and done a binary compare to other versions posted on here and they match exactly. The problem is that after resume from standby the machine is so unresponsive to be unusable and most times the screen doesn't refresh properly. I don't have a single problem with the patched v1.40 BIOS posted quite a while ago for this motherboard. The only different KEXTs I use from the defaults are LNX2Mac RealtekRTL81 and AppleHDA.
  3. Chameleon 2.4svn Official PKG Installer

    Thanks blackosx for the comprehensive reply. I did select some options then de-select them (but don't remember selecting the EFI option) and added the default theme to overwrite mine. I had a backup of everything so was OK, and I'm booting fine now with the new Chameleon. Here's the full log attached if it helps. chamlog.txt
  4. Chameleon 2.4svn Official PKG Installer

    Running 1655 (previously 1496) it completely messed up my Hackintosh, i.e. it renamed /Extra to /Extra_OLD... and looked as though it tried to install to an EFI partition (which I've never used or created): /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: Windows_NTFS 73.4 GB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS ATVHD 926.8 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk1 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS MacOSX 999.9 GB disk1s2 Installer version: 2.1svn 1655 Running Post postinstall script Target volume = Installed Theme:Default Found existing /Extra folder. Renaming it /Extra-OLD-22-12-40 Writing folder: /Extra Volume named 'EFI' is mounted... Unmounting /dev/disk1s1 Haven't had this issue before on a Chameleon installer and don't know much about Chameleon but I thought I'd post this as possibly it hasn't been seen before. I renamed /Extra_OLD to /Extra and all is fine. Why would it mess with this folder anyway?
  5. Nice one gurde! That version works for me too in 64bit. :censored2:
  6. Crashes here sadly with the 64bit kernel.
  7. I was experiencing a number of problems resuming from standby with Netkas's PCI EFI 10.5, it seemed to get worse since upgrading from OSX 10.6.2. I've now installed Chameleon RC5 r518 and the resume problems appear to have gone away. Update: Actually the problem appears to be caused when running in 32-bit compatibility mode ("arch=i386") and using VMWare Fusion. Running in 64bit mode (which Chameleon defaults to) produces perfect standby/resume. Wake timer works properly too.
  8. I'm still using this old 'board, still works great for me with a Quad CPU and is still solid as a rock. Here's some updates to keep it working nicely with 10.6.4. The M/B Intel LAN drivers now look to be mature, use these ones AppleIntelE1000e They support 1 Gig bit network automatically and resume/sleep without problems. There are other drivers around but non I've tried work as well as these. 10.6.4 & 10.6.3 broke USB with this motherboard (and many others apparently) with resume/sleep & various USB problems. I'm guessing a good DSDT may fix this but that's far too much effort. Too fix it simply replace the /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext with the 10.6.2 version.
  9. Installation Instructions for Snow Leopard 10.6. Hardware Requirements: I'm not using any IDE interfaces only SATA for the Hard Drives and DVD Drives so this method may not work for IDE DVD drives. Also make sure AHCI is enabled in the BIOS! Installation Steps: First you need to get a Vanilla install of Snow Leopard on a new partition so you need to install Snow Leopard from the original DVD using some other Mac/hackintosh installation to the new hard drive partition for the hackintosh. Alternatively I've included a BootCD ISO (from BootCDMaker) for this motherboard which should allow you to install directly from the Retail Snow Leopard DVD. Make sure the new partition is activated (use fdisk -e /dev/rdisk{number}) Compile a DSDT using the defaults using the DSDT patcher (DSDT_Patcher1.0.1e.zip). The resultant DSDT.aml should be copied into /Extras/ on the new partition. (Not sure this is really needed and can be done later too, shouldn't cause boot failures without) Install Chameleon RC3+ Overwrite /boot file (in the new partition) with the Netkas PCI EFI 10.5 boot file (http://netkas.org/?cat=5) Copy the attached Extensions.zip files to /Extra/Extensions/ (in the new partition), the files are NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, fakesmc.kext). BUT NOT SleepEnabler.kext yet until after upgrading to 10.6.2! Install the attached kexts.zip using (Kext Helper b7.zip), they'll go into /System/Library/Extensions/ (in the new partition) You can use a customised "com.apple.Boot.plist" in /Extras/ if you want but it isn't required. Boot the new installation, using "-f -v" Now simply update all the software using "Software Update", (remember when booting to use "-f") Once you're happy that 10.6.2 has been installed OK, install SleepEnabler.kext to /Extra/Extensions/. That should be it! The new netkas fakesmc.kext fixes a lot of stuff and requires less patching of the OS, also it means there's no need for extra smbios files anymore. Important Notes: VERY IMPORTANT: when updating the SleepEnabler.kext can give problems, so simply remove it when updating and get the latest version from netkas.org. Otherwise it can cause the kernel to panic on boot! Switch off "Hard disk sleep" in the system preferences. I've found it causes random disconnection issues with the DVDROM/Writer drive. Make sure you have a an active LAN interface using the name "en0" otherwise Time Machine won't work properly. The Intel LAN drivers currently have problems using 1Gig LAN speeds, I can only get it to connect at 100MBits. The VoodooHDA drivers for the internal sound hardware have problems after coming out of standby giving crackly sound. I use a USB sound card (very cheap one) anyway so this isn't a problem for me. I suggest you boot using the 32-bit kernel, Chameleon boots into 64-bit by default for some bizarre reason. Use "-x32" in the boot options. 64-bit kernel is really not required (really only for servers) and 32-bit kernel will be more compatible with older software. 32-bit kernel still runs 64-bit software fine. I've been using this for months without any problems. Sleep & Wake work perfectly. Extensions.zip kexts.zip BootCD.iso.zip
  10. 10.6.2 works great too with Netkas EFI 10.5, requires very few patches. If anyone's interested I'll update the hardware wiki with the info.
  11. Realised my "Wake for Ethernet Access" in Power settings had got turned on somehow. Switching that off fixed my wake problem.
  12. Same problem here, it wakes every 2 hours. I do have a cron job running every two hours but I don't think that is waking it. Motherboard is DQ965GF, patched DSDT but no customisation.
  13. Sapphire 4830 very close to working

    Wonderful work joeblowm, thanks. Works great now on my Sapphire 4830, previous methods didn't. Just a note for your README, it says use the DVI-SVideo plug, I used a DVI-VGA which worked fine. Once important discovery is that I've found the graphics card's fan can be a bit random at working. Occasionally the fan would spin up for a second then stop continuously. I've replaced the fan with a quieter PSU powered fan so that isn't a problem for me now.
  14. I've spent almost a year on and off trying to get the DQ965GF working well with OSX86, trying Kalyway, iATKOS and the Vanilla install using aliab's method mentioned at the top of this post (thanks aliab for all the tips). I just couldn't get the Vanilla install to work properly and iATKOS, although it worked well, gave me various annoying issues like iTunes Smart Playlists crashing iTunes, Terminal not saving its settings. I'd pretty much given up and decided to scrap the whole idea of running OSX86 but then came upon a post about "Smart Playlists" not crashing in the iPC version of OSX86. So I installed it and it works perfectly on the DQ965GF so far! No "Smart Playlists" crashing, Terminal works perfectly, actually no issues at all! It appears to be a pretty much Vanilla install too and has so far been rock solid. Here's the summary instructions to install on the DQ965GF (there's lots of detailed articles about generic installs): I use a SATA DVD drive, not sure it will boot on an IDE one (had problems with other releases). My hardware: DQ965GF, Core 2 Quad, Nvidia 7900GS, DGE-528T LAN card (RTL8169 based). You need the iPC OSx86 10.5.6 PPF5 installation DVD. Boot with the iPC DVD and select the following Customization options, by default nothing is selected: Kernel:None (it installs the Vanilla kernel) Video: None (7900GS drivers are built-in, just use EFI Studio to add that after the install) Audio: Sigmatel Audio/9227 Chipset:Intel ICHx SATA Network: None. (I use an RTL8169 based board which has inbuilt drivers, I've tried the DQ965s 82566DM drivers in the past but the power management didn't work.) Fixes & Patches:Dual Boot Time Sync, Shutdown/Restart Fix DSDT Patches: Patch DSDT AppleSMBIOS Patch: AppleSMBIOSEFI Applications: All That's all! Depending on your disk layout, you may need to activate your OS X partition so you can boot from it, as follows: fdisk -e /dev/rdisk{number} p (prints table) f {number of OSX partition} w q Post Installation: IMPORTANT setting: If using a SATA DVD drive you need to switch off the spin down in the Energy Saver as this causes issues with the DVD drive reguarly disconnecting, reconnecting & eject issues. Once switched off it has so far worked perfectly for me. If you have booting problems you can boot from the iPC installation DVD and it automatically boots from your Hard Disk installation, don't press anything at the Darwin boot loader prompt though. There's lots of articles about booting and dual boot issues. Links iPC Homepage iPC Installation options