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  1. Cool McCool

    sleep but no shutdown

    Looks like everything is working fine now. I don't think I waited long enough for Mavericks to shut down. Sometimes it takes a long time.
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    sleep but no shutdown

    I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5, and the computer can sleep and can restart, but it won't shut down completely. Its like it tries to shut down, the screen goes black, and the shutdown just hangs. Nothing on the screen, but the computer doesn't turn off. Any ideas what the problem is and how to fix it? Everything else seems to be working just fine.
  3. I'm having App Store problems too, only different. App store won't let me log in. When I try to it says "An unknown error has occurred". Any ideas how I can fix this?
  4. Cool McCool

    Mavericks Realtek ALC AppleHDA Audio

    Mine actually sounds better with the patched AppleHDA.kext, but its good to know that the 885 has a couple of choices. I don't see many people with the same mobo as mine, but its really a rock solid board for a hackintosh build. With a Q9550 CPU its also plenty fast. The audio sounds great too.
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    Mavericks Realtek ALC AppleHDA Audio

    [..deleted questions..] toleda, You're cooler than cool. I patched AppleHDA.kext with your 885 script and my audio now works and sounds GREAT Thanks for the help toledo, and thanks for putting all of this together and making the downloads available. Thorough the efforts of people like you the world a better place for all of us. I left the HDEnabler1.kext in /S/L/E along with the patched AppleHDA.kext. That was where I was confused as I was thinking either the patch, or HDEnabler1.kext but not both. Anyway, it now works thanks to you! One final question I have is about the optional perl regex patching in the script. What is its purpose? I ran the script both with and without the perl regex patching enabled, and my audio works either way. Is there any advantage to the optional perl patching enabled? McCool
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    Mavericks Realtek ALC AppleHDA Audio

    Apparently the attachment didn't make it here. Here is a link instead: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5acohmw2pb4pdu/mccool-alc885_no-audio.zip Update: I have added an additional zip file with more info. It has a screenshot of IoReg and DPCImanager. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5g44x3rpyv89qmc/mccool-ioreg.zip Thanks again.
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    Mavericks Realtek ALC AppleHDA Audio

    toleda, I have followed your guide here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/audio/112461-mavericks-no-audio-realtek-alc-applehda-guide.html and tried everything to no avail. I still do not have sound working. Sound works when I'm running Snow Loepard, so I know it is possible. Here are the requested specifics: (1) OS X version/motherboard model/BIOS version/processor/graphics: OSX Mavericks 10.9.0, Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 v1.0, BIOS version F9, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, XFX Nvidia GTS 250 1GB (2) Procedure/Guide Used/AppleHDA.kext version: I have tried all listed procedures, kext, SSDT, DSDT, kext patching and none have worked. Currently I am using the KEXT procedure with the original AppleHDA.kext version that came with Mavericks 10.9. Currently using the following additional kexts: FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, HDAEnabler1.kext, NVEnabler.kext ** I am using this NVenabler: http://www.osx86.net/files/download/809-nvenabler/ ** I am using this HDAEnabler1: https://github.com/toleda/audio_HDAEnabler1/ (3) I do not have a Extra/DSDT.aml (4) Copy of IOReg - IOReg/File/Save a Copy As…, verify file (not ioreg.txt), see Tools/2: see zip attachment (5) Console/All Messages/kernel Sound assertions selected/Save Selection As: see zip attachment (6) Screenshot of System Information/Hardware/Audio/Intel High Definition Audio (not Devices): see zip attachment Please let me know of anything else you need, any questions, or anything you wish me to do. Thanks for all you do, McCool Update: Apparently the attachment didn't make it here. Here is a link instead: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5acohmw2pb4pdu/mccool-alc885_no-audio.zip
  8. Warped. O noticed we both have Gigabyte P35 based systems. Have you been successful in getting your sound working? I have had no luck at all, even though my audio system is loaded and recognized my Mavericks. (I'm using HDEnabler1.kext) I have an ALC885 chip (aka ALC889a). I had some earlier problems with my CMOS getting overwritten, and I had to continually reset it. I found a fix for that by patching AppleRTC.kext.
  9. I remember doing this a long time ago when I was running either 10.5 or 10.6.0. Its been so long I don't remember what exactly I did, but I remember some of it. Maybe you can fill in the details for me? I booted Linux and extracted the rom bios from my graphics board, an Nvidia GTS 250, which I still have. So I have this rom code, but no idea what to do with it, but I do know I can use it to create an efi string to get my video fully working with Mavericks. I also know I can create a DSDT.aml file with it, which would be even better. Does anyone know what I need to do here? I'm currently running 10.9 Mavericks using GraphicsEnabler set. Also, I have the CMOS reset problem and no sound, but thats for later. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. I installed Mavericks on a 2 TB drive. I cannot boot directly from the drive, but I can from the USB Installer. Is there a limit to the boot disk size for Mavericks? Update: Fixed. I have a 10.6 Mavricks installation working now. Thanks,
  11. Is it possible to install Mavericks on a 2 TB drive with one partition (a 2 TB partition)? Update: Answer is yes. Got another problem though, but at least I have 10.9.0 up and running. To do: AppleHDA (sound), better graphics (using "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" right now). I'll make a post when its all working.
  12. Cool McCool

    PCI slot not working in OSX 10.6.8

    Wow. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6. so you might be on to something. I also have an Antec Truepower New 750W (TP-750) PSU. I thought that was a good power supply. Still what you say sounds like it might be the problem. Sure wish I had another PSU that I could test with. The thing is this firewire board works under Windows XP. I haven't tried Linux. I guess I'll do that tomorrow and report back here when I'm done. Thanks for your help. Update: The VT6306 firewire pci card functions well under Slackware Linux 14. So that rules out the problem being a hardware issue.
  13. Hi I just got this BYTECC brand firewire PCI card which uses the VT6306 firewire chip. It works in one PCI slot but not the other. The problem is that I need the PCI slot that it works in for my PCI 802.11n wireless card. Curiously, when I place the wireless card into the other PCI slot it doesn't work either, but the Firewire card then works. So this actually seems more like a PCI slot issue than a VT6306 issue. Any hints how to get my wireless and firewire cards working in BOTH PCI slots - or should I ask, anyone have an idea how I can get the one non-functional slot working with whatever I put in it? Any help would be appreciated. Here is what lspci -nn says: pcilib: 0000:01:00.0 64-bit device address ignored. 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller [8086:29c0] (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:29c1] (rev 02) 00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 02) 00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 02) 00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 02) 00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 02) 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 02) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 02) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 92) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2916] (rev 02) 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2922] (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Unknown device [10de:0615] (rev a2) 04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller [1106:3044] (rev 46) 04:01.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5416 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Adapter [168c:0023] (rev 01) 04:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8024]
  14. Cool McCool

    d-link dwl-g510

    What revision is the card? Thats a Ralink RT61/RT2561 based card isn't it? I found this driver. I'm not sure it will work on 10.7.2 as it might be a 10.5 only driver. It might be a PPC driver, and it might not even be for your card. http://rapidshare.com/files/247194483/Rali..._12_04.dmg.html This is the discussion I found it in, and its not even clear to me if this is for a Ralink RT61/RT2561: http://osx86.co/archive/index.php/t-1698.html These are the current Ralink drivers for the Mac: http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support/support.php?sn=502 I hope that helps.
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    TP-Link TL-WN951N working?

    Ok after searching the web I found the solution. I hope this helps others. I did not have to apply AtherosFix.kext or any changes to IO80211Family.kext. I found the answer here: http://netkas.org/?paged=4 Good old netkas. Where would we be without him? His solution worked for me. Since I'm already running 10.6.8, what I did it was to load MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.7.dmg using Pacifist. In Pacifist, choosing the "Package Contents" tab I went to: "Contents of MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.7.pkg" then "Contents of manual" then "Contents of SUBaseSystemCombo10.6.7.pkg" then "System/Library/SystemConfiguration" I found Apple80211Monitor.bundle there, clicked on it and chose to "Extract to Custom Location", and I extracted the Apple80211Monitor.bundle file to my home directory. Then I moved the existing /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle off to some folder for safekeeping (just in case I need it some day), and then moved the Apple80211Monitor.bundle copy that I had just extracted using Pacifist into the /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/ folder. This is what it now looks like from a terminal window (I like iTerm): bash-3.2# ls -ld /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Dec 17 2010 /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle Using Apple's "System Profiler", this is what it looks like: Interfaces: en1: Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x3071) Firmware Version: Atheros 5416: Locale: Unknown Country Code: CN Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 b/g/n Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Status: Network Service Inactive FYI the 10.6.8 version of Apple80211Monitor.bundle is 6.2.5. The 10.6.7 version is 6.2.4. Again, you want 6.2.4. So thats it. I now have wireless 802-11n, and thats all I had to do to get it working. It seems to be a nice little $25 card, but I haven't had the chance to run any speed tests on it yet. Thanks netkas! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Update: My wireless connection does not wake up from a sleep, so I have more work to do here. No doubt when I get it fixed, my "Status" in "System Profiler" will show an active network service. I'll post another update when I get it figured out. Since I don't have a need to tinker with my system very often, I'll need to re-learn some things I've forgotten. Any suggestions or nudging in the right direction would be appreciated. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Update: I've been too busy to spend much time on this, but this wireless card continues to work with good throughput. Its fast for sure, but it is still listed in "System Profiler" as "Network Service Inactive". Whats curious about it is if I open up a terminal window and issue the "ifconfig" command I get this response: en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 00:23:cd:ce:2f:af inet6 fe80::223:cdff:fece:2faf%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6 inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast media: autoselect status: active Note the status is "active". It still refuses to wake from sleep, but I can manually make the card active again through "Network Preferences" and manually choosing my network. It would be nice not to have to do this step. Somehow I think its related to the fact that in "System Profiler" it states under "PCI Cards" that: "This computer doesn't contain any PCI cards. If you installed PCI cards, make sure they’re properly installed." I'm thinking if I had that situation corrected, then my wireless card would wake from a system sleep.