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  1. Mac OSX Lion on Ultrabooks ?

    I would like to see Lion on my laptop, I will probably give this a shot. I have SL on my M1530, and even that isn't 100% compatible after all these years of improvements. It is very close though. I have a ASUS Zenbook UX31E, and I love it. I think it is a great Ultrabook. I read a lot of reviews for all sorts of Ultrabooks. Folio 13, Macbook Air, Zenbook, XPS 13, etc. The Zenbook has the second highest battery life, just under the Folio 13. The ASUS is much nicer than the Folio plus it has a beautiful screen and design. I went to purchase a Ultrabook and tested out the Macbook Air. The 13" is nice, the 11" is not so nice. The 13" is MUCH more expensive. And what you're paying for in the long run is the "apple look". Spec-wise it doesn't beat out the Zen or others. So I decided to go with the Zen. Plus I realized it was even a tiny bit smaller too. My ASUS also came with a bag to carry it in, adapters for usb-ethernet and vga out, a bag for them, LCD cloth, and cable ties. The Packaging was also quite nice and impressive. I spent $1000, and the macbook air 13" is $1299.00 so I definitely think I made the right decision. Basically if you are a fan of apple products, and have money to blow, get the air. If you don't mind trying something new, and don't care about what OS you use, go for the Zen. Final Note: This year a lot of Ultrabooks are coming out, so keep your eyes open for what is new and improved
  2. Okay, so you guys are gonna laugh but I figured it out. So I have fixed permissions before, and reset em on the specific files, but it never worked. And I did not know why. So I thought well why not go back and reread what they wrote. Nobody ever told me WHERE to put the LegacyHDA.kext file. So then I see verdant here say /E/E/ and I am like, hrmm why not test it out. I have never dealt with LegacyHDA before, so how would I know, I just thought it belonged with AppleHDA. Anyways, it worked!, after placing LegacyHDA in /E/E all of my problems are fixed. LegacyHDA works with both back and front panels, and is completely functional! Verdant you can now add abhilash's information to your guide, thank you abhilash, and I hope when you write the guide you mention specifically where to place the files because my stupid mistakes could as well be anothers The only problems I can see in my kernel.log are these three: 1. Kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController might not load - kextd is currently unavailable. Sound assertion "0 == pciVendorProductID" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-179.1.4/AppleHDAController/AppleHDAController.cpp" at line 2682 goto Exit 2. kxld[com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub]: The Mach-O file is malformed: Invalid magic number: 0xfeedfacf. Can't load kext com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub - link failed. Failed to load executable for kext com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub. Kext com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub failed to load (0xdc008016). Failed to load kext com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub (error 0xdc008016). Couldn't alloc class "AppleACPIPS2Nub" 3. 0 0 AppleUSBCDC: start - initDevice failed USBMSC Identifier (non-unique): 0c1401d76b1535 0x1b1c 0xab1 0x100 0 0 AppleUSBCDC: start - initDevice failed
  3. I checked, and my DSDT is definitely being loaded. Why would LegacyHDA not work altogether? Where as ALC885 works fine. In abhilash's case both at least work in some way. LegacyHDA doesn't throw up any errors for me, but output/input are blank for me. I think if my DSDT is being loaded it is less likely the problem, since our mobos are similar and I don't have any weird hardware. Regular intel cpu, 2GB of ram, I'm not throwing a wrench in the mix. So what could it be?
  4. I know the DSDT doesn't need to be, I just want to know if it is being loaded for sure I see that it says it is loaded in the Chameleon log at the beginning of boot. Is this saved somewhere? I wish I knew why LegacyHDA wasn't working, so I am going to post some information here, and see what we can solve from it. This is a list of the kexts I have loaded via Kext Wizard: Vinnymac___s_Mac_Pro.txt This is my boot.plist in my /Extra folder: org.chameleon.Boot.zip Here is my DSDT again if anyone wants it: DSDT.zip This is my kernel.log file: kernel.zip
  5. @iLeopard I tried that kext, same results as the ALC885.kext I originally used from abhilash. Lets wait and see what his system does with it. @Verdant, I used to have more RAM in this PC, but now I am only running 2 GB of Ram in A1 and B1. I will try different combinations though. @abhilash, I am gonna install LegacyHDA and see what I can do. I have a question, it may seem dumb, but after using the DSDT I did not see ANY system improvements, so it is quite possible my DSDT is not being used. Is their a way I can prove it? I know verdant says to put the DSDT in root but I keep it in Extra, because I like it that way. Basically what I am saying is, if the DSDT is NOT being used, then it is possible that is why LegacyHDA.kext is not working for me, because I also need the HDEF fix which may not be happening. How can I be 100% sure the DSDT is being used in my system?
  6. This is all very strange. Verdant you make a good point about the amount of ram, especially because back in Snow Leopard you helped me realize the installer hated having more than 2 GBs. I'll play around with that idea, and see what my results are like. I think I'll give iLeopard's kext a test and see how it runs :/ abhilash, is their anything else you did to your system with the LegacyHDA.kext + AppleHDA.kext + HDef Fix? If there was one difference then it might explain why I cannot get that setup working, and then we would know for sure. I feel like I must have done something while fixing usb, or you must have done something while trying to get audio to work, that made our configurations differ using Legacy and ALC885.
  7. Well PS/2 doesn't work. But that isn't the worst thing that could happen. The only problem I seem to be having besides that is that very rarily I will get the beach ball spinning and it will hang. And then it locks up the computer, and I can't do anything. It doesn't happen often though. If I had any clue why it happens I would ask about it. Restart/Shutdown work fine, but Sleep does not.
  8. abhilash here is my DSDT. If you need anything else send me a PM or message me here. DSDT.aml.zip
  9. @abhilash I will retest both LegacyHDA.kext and ALC885.kext and tell you the results here AppleHDA.kext + LegacyHDA.kext with HDEF Fix: The Speaker icon is greyed out and no info for input/output in Sys Pref for sound. Idk whats wrong :/ AppleHDA.kext + ALC885.kext with HDEF Fix: Got everything working here. I find it really strange that we have the same mobo and different solutions here... If you want I can send you my DSDT, maybe help you figure it out?
  10. Verdant, you're right about the LegacyHDA.kext, it isn't being used after adding ALC885, but my system works well this way. So I am happy with it Thanks for both of your help again. For future reference, all I did was add the ALC885 kext, the AppleHDA kext provided by abhilash and the method (hdef) from abhilash. Of course I already had added some other things to my DSDT.aml in the past, such as dtgp.
  11. USB-PS/2 Problem

    Thanks verdant, really appreciate all the help. If I give it a try, I'll post back here or on the nForce guide about getting my PS/2 working
  12. USB-PS/2 Problem

    Say I was to try this, and it does kernel panic... Would I be able to edit the file via another OS X or MacDrive in Windows 7, and then boot up properly again?
  13. I just read the discussion between verdant and abhilash. I followed through everything they said and got my audio working flawlessly! I edited my dsdt.aml using DSDTSE and added method (hdef) and added the kexts abhilash showed. I wanted to let anyone else know, after making all the changes it didn't start working until I added the ALC885.kext to my /Extra folder. After doing everything abhilash said to do, and adding the ALC885.kext from verdant all my audio is working perfectly. Thanks a lot Both front and back work, all the ports. I am running this on a 680i LT SLI board.
  14. USB-PS/2 Problem

    I have looked over the kernel logs and all the kexts loaded properly, however PS/2 is still not working. I don't really care, but it is strange. My USB keyboard works, as well as my usb mouse. I'll see if there is anything I can do.
  15. USB-PS/2 Problem

    I am installing the kexts as I type this. I know nobody with nForce has reported the problem, but I see a few others with it. Not many. I understand why it isn't in the guide, and don't think it should be mentioned unless this definitely fixes my problem. I don't think navigating it is difficult. I just really enjoy the contents menu on wikis at the top. Like this. I ran the system with nothin but -v entered and it worked!, thank you for the kexts , I get no problems with loading any kexts as well.