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  1. Chameleon 2 RC4

    No, as there probably aren't any drivers for these cards in OSX.
  2. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    Well, to my understanding dsdt's cannot really be generic as there are too many possible combinations of mainboards and cpus floating around. The hints given here and in the speedstep thread are as generic as they can be, but making a dsdt for your own board/cpu combination can be a quite complicated task. Of course you can copy&paste a lot of things if IDs are identical, but if they are not you have to read through the ACPI specifications for your ICH chip and adapt all changes to your specific mainboard and cpu combination. My advice would be to start with a default DSDT and then start to read about the necessary changes and start modifying one thing after the other with constant testing if things work like they are supposed to do. If that's too much of work for you stay with a generic installation with some more kexts as needed with a heavily modified DSDT.
  3. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    I don't see the problem. BIOS intializes AHCI for SATA ports. The bootloader takes over the responsibility after all ports have been initialized, not? And with the beta BIOS with AHCI version 1.20something AHCI initialization wasn't such a problem anymore.
  4. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    At least with the GA-P35-DS3 (not the EP35-DS3!) you don't have a choice. You either enable AHCI for all ICH9-SATA ports or you don't.
  5. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    Thank you, but i'll surely miss the hacking of my current rig. On the other side, i need my computer for work so it needs to be a solid system without the probability of breaking functionality with an official Apple update on OSX. I have attached my modified dsdt.dsl with all my modifications so far. It's for the GA-P35-DS3 with an Intel Core2Quad Q9550 only. Probably it's of some use to others with the same setup. dsdt.dsl.zip
  6. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    This is how my SATA device looks in my dsdt.dsl at the moment: Device (SATA) { Name (_ADR, 0x001F0002) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Return (MCID (Arg2, 0x2681)) } } Guess i'll screw the bay information. It works great as it is at the moment. I don't have to use any injector for device ids and stuff like that. And tbh, i'll get my 24" iMac early 2009 generation with a radeon 4850 tomorrow evening. Guess i wont mess with a hack anymore when i have this iMac.
  7. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    What if your board has only 4 ICH9-SATA ports? Afaik the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (without L, S, P whatever) only had 4 SATA-ports, not 6 like the ICH9-R. Can i just leave out the PRT4 and PRT5 device without any issues?
  8. The older P35-boards like mitch_de and i have don't provide so many options in regards to cpu power management. I have a GA-P35-DS3 Rev. 1.0 and don't have an option for EIST in my bios.
  9. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    I always have the "verifying dmi.." lines when i start up my computer. Doesn't matter if i use Windows, Leopard, Linux oder Snow Leopard.
  10. Difference between OSX10.58 and OSX 10.6.1?

    The difference in effort between 10.5.8 and 10.6.1 isn't that big, and yes, i think 10.6 is better than 10.5.8. On my rig it runs much smoother and a little faster, at least when i look at my daily workflow. It uses less diskspace as well as we don't need any of the PPC code of 10.5.8 on our hackintosh computers.
  11. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    For me restart doesn't work when invoked from the console with "reboot". It only works with either OpenHaltRestart.kext or the new one from the eVo team. But t.b.h. i didn't look at my facp table. Will be able to do so tomorrow, at least that is what i hope at the moment. edit: ok, looked it up in the FAPC table extraced with Everest on Windows. "Reset Register Supported (V2)" is set to "1".
  12. DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    It makes device injection much easier to read and adapt. But t.b.h. i didn't adapt these changes for some devices. USB interfaces are ok with the changes, but i'm not sure how to change interfaces like these: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x04) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x09) { "ethernet" } }, Local0) MCDP (Arg2, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } or Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x07) { "refnum", Zero, "address", 0x39, "device-id", 0x0CCB, Buffer (One) { 0x00 } }, Local0) MCDP (Arg2, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } because of the "built-in", "device-type" and stuff like that.
  13. Yes, me. Have a Gigabyte GeForce 8800GT 512MB card running with a patched DSDT.aml file. Have dual display support even during installation with my DSDT.aml file. Running with patched DSDT.aml and HDAEnabler.kext and LegacyHDA.kext from tmongkols thread. No problem here with booting with 32bit Kernel. Didn't even try 64bit Kernel as there is no reason to do so. I did, too. Installed from an USB stick with installed chameleon bootloader. After the installation finished i had to disable spotlight and run kextutility to rebuild the extensions.mkext file and fix acls on the extensions.