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  1. I'm trying to set up OSx86 on a GA-EP35-DS3P mobo. I have 10.7.5 installed and everything works but the 2 Purple SATA ports driven by the JMicron controller chip. I've tried a couple different JMicron SATA kexts, and a couple DSDT files, with the same results. I have these ports set to AHCI in the BIOS. The BIOS recognizes a hard drive attached there during boot. The drive will show up on the desktop after the boot, and I can even open a window for the drive and close it. But if I start DiskUtility, the system hangs, beachball spinning to infinity. I can Force Quit Disk Utility, but if I then try to Restart or Shutdown, I get a gray screen and another infinitely spinning beach ball, and I have to hit the hardware resest button on the computer to continue. The same HD works fine when connected to one of the main Yellow SATA ports driven by the Intel chip. My not-that-technical brain can imagine four possible problems: 1. The ports might actually be bad. 2. Something needs to be changed in the DSDT file. (I started with the one from Maldon's auto-patcher, then tried another I found here. 3. There's a problem with the kext. (I started with the one by M@cm@n in the Lion Muitlb3@st, then tried the one in the post linked above. 4. Some setting needs to be changed in Chameleon. Anybody have any clues? I've searched for other kexts than those I've tried, but found none. I don't know how to edit a DSDT. ETA: And, yes, I've done searches on Google and the InsanelyMac forums in search of clues regarding this problem, and found nothing... :-(
  2. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Hi Mieze: I finally solved my Ethernet problem. i wound up doing a complete reinstall of 10.7.5, adding the mobo DSDT and the necessary kexts. Made sure "Built In Ethernet" was set in Chameleon. Then I installed the Lynx2Mac driver from the installer package opened by the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for Lion. Woot! I had internet. Then I removed Lynx2Mac, installed your 10.7.5 driver with KextWizard, ran Rebuild/Repair on S/L/E. Thinking that my problem may have been related to deleting the Ethernet service in the Network panel, I did NOT do that. Rebooted and was still connected running on your driver. I don't use iCloud or the iTunes store, so I don't know if I'll have the Apple domain problems you mentioned. Anyway, I can confirm your 10.7.5 driver works in Lion, where the ML version does not. So, hopefully, something good came out of all our struggles, as you now have something for other OS 'Luddites'. I wonder if you might want to alter the instructions on the front page, at least for Lion users, so they don't delete their Ethernet service in Network unless they experience problems.However, I must also admit I don't know what would have happened had I not installed Lynx2Mac first. The info in the Lynx2Mac installer indicates it deletes any standard issue kexts that would get in it's way. So, if one was installing your driver first over a basic Lion install, I'd assume certain things would need to be deleted manually. Since some of these are not out in the open in S/L/E, but hidden inside the contents of other 'Family' kexts it might be useful to tell folks exactly where to look for all the stuff they need to get rid of first. Also, for people iike me who are scared of terminal commands, you might note that as an alternative, a lot of the work can be done in the Finder by using one of the many utilities that makes Invisible Files visible (TinkerTool, Revealer, OnyX, etc. etc.) Best to you, and thanks for all your time and patience. rd
  3. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Zip file attached with kernal log from last boot with the debug version of the driver installed, and the file saved from IORegistryExplorer. ramdass.zip
  4. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    How do i do an IOReg dump? (Sorry I don't know what that is...)
  5. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Here you go:
  6. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Hello again: Thank you for making the 10.7.5 version of your driver. I installed it, but I still don't have Ethernet as an option in the Network preferences — still only have options to add 'PPPoE' 'VPN' or '6 to 4'. Looking at the kernel.log, the driver appears to have loaded properly (I say "appears" because I don't really understand the code). The entire log from the last boot is attached, but these appear to be the relevant lines: So I'm wondering if I have to do something else in the OS to get the Ethernet option back. Some kind of .plist file somewhere, maybe?? Any ideas? 1034log.txt
  7. New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Hello Mieze: I tried your driver, following the instructions on the first page, and I have now lost Ethernet as an option in the Network settings: I deleted the Lynx2Mac driver, and the Apple8169 inside the NetworkFamily kext. Then I repaired permissions and updated the cache with Kext Utility. I removed the ethernet setting in the Network Preferance panemad restarted., I installed version 1.1.3 of your driver into S/L/E using Kext Utility. Restared again. Then I went to the Network Panel, but there was no Ethernet option available. Clicking on the '+' button to add a new service the only options available were 'PPPoE', 'VPN' and '6 to 4'. I double and triple checked the Ethernet wiring and the router. All OK, but the OS does not see the router. I tried again using version 1.1.2 and installing with Kext Wizard. Same negative result. Here are the relevant lines from the kernal log: This with the 1.1.2 version, but I checked it with 1.1.3 and it said the same thing. Since then, in hopes of regaining an Ethernet setting, I have installed every RTL8111 driver I could find, one by one, refreshing the cache, restarting etc. between each. I've tried RehabMan's fork, Slice's driver, the 10.7 Mac driver from the Realtek site. None of those brought the Ethernet setting back, and booting with any of them left no traces in the kernal log, (unlike your driver). I am now at a loss as to how to proceed. Do you have any idea how I can get the Ethernet option back? If I can get it back, I will try the RehabMan, Slice and Realtek drivers without deleting the service, and see what happens. This is a new install of Lion 10.7.5 on a GA-EP35-DS3P mobo, which has a 8111B chip, according to the Gigabyte webpage. The Ethernet was NOT working on this install, in which I had initially installed the Lynx2Mac driver from the Lion version of #####. That is why I went searching on the web for solutions, found this thread, and seemingly deepened my predicament. I am using the Chameleon bootloader. I have turned of the npci=x3000 flag, and tried things both with 'Built In Ethernet' enabled and disabled. Any suggestions? (Please?)
  8. Help me sleep!

    I've built an OSx86 machine with Snow Leopard (10.6.7) on an Asus P5G41T-M, and I have everything working but sleep. What seems to me to be happening is that any time the system gets a 'sleep' command - either manually from the menu, or automatically from the Energy Saver timer - something in the hardware immediately produces a 'wake-up' command, so there appears to be no sleep at all. The screen stays on, the computer keeps running at full power, but the hard drives go to sleep (whether the put hard drives to sleep box is checked or not). It shuts down and restarts properly. Using the SleepEnabler kext has no effect on the behavior. I'm using the DSDT from the Auto-Patcher for the P5G41T-M LX, a slightly different board, but the closest one for which a patch exists. I also tried the DSDT for the P5G41T-M LX 2, with the same result as far as the sleep issue goes. Assuming I'm right, and something is providing a constant 'wake-up' signal, has anyone experienced anything like this, and does anyone have an idea what causes it, and how to remedy it? Is this something that could be fixed by fine tuning the DSDT (which would be above my own skill level ). Or could it be a question of the BIOS settings, and if so, which ones. I did check the obvious: all of the "Wake on ___" settings are disabled. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
  9. Hi: I've made a number of OSx86 builds, for the heck of it. But I need to move, have too many, have to get rid of some. I'm not running a 'business' or trying to make money as a Mac Cloner, just need to clear out my basement. (I'm disabled, on limited income, so I want to get something 'fair' back on what I put into them --whatever 'fair' means...) eBay seems to have a ban on any computers with a 'Hackintosh' reference. Anybody else who have may have gone through a similar situation have any advice on where to post, what to include in a post, etc.? T'would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  10. What options did you set on the Leo4All Customize menu?