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About AiBear

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  1. Snow Leopard on Asus P6T?

    Well, I'm getting my retail disc on friday, so if all goes well, I'll be experimenting away during the weekend To everybody working on P6T > get working!
  2. have you turned off all extra cores for the installation?
  3. This point has been 'solved'... It seems Vanilla 9.7.0 on Munky's EFI v6 has trouble with the internal clock. It goes at almost exactly 4:3 ratio, which also had the effect of lowering the benchmarks by 25%. Word around town is Chameleon RC solves this, but I haven't tried this yet (as I've had a slight accident a few days ago...).That, and I haven't tried either AvD's Voodoo based kernels, which I presume you refer to by mentioning Voodoo 9.7.0, as I haven't yet seen any new release after 9.5.0 from the official staff. If you could post a link to this kernel, I'll do my best to test it over the next week
  4. You'll have to excuse me if my analysis is wrong right now - it's past 3AM, and I'm quite tired... In any case, my first thought is: have you turned off all cores (single core, no hyperthreading)? And are you running on the voodoo kernel - with the busratio=20 flag of course..? Good luck, AiBear
  5. To be honest, I've even downsized to less now as the Vanilla kernel now is a go, we can also use the vanilla system.kext, so I've removed that.Right now, all I've still got in my Extensions folder are: AppleSMBIOS.kext, AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext, IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext, LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext, dsmos.kext. The legacy AHCI kext is not actually needed, just for aesthetics (turns the orange icons of the internal drives into normal harddrive icons). Also - I must admit I'm not sure we need the other ones, but I'm not very burning to try... And to respond to your comment: I already did the benchmarks under 10.5.6, just as I did with 10.5.7; all three running vanilla kernels (9.6.3, pre9.7.0, 9.7.0) are approximately equal, in both system versions, while the voodoo beats them (heavily, up to 30% sometimes!) in both systems. Case still not solved... Using the AppleHDA.kext that's been posted in M J's opening post to this thread, had no problems as of yet.I'm sorry to say I'm not sure what you mean, as I can't follow the link either :S First of all: welcome to the wondrous world of Hackintoshing Could you perhaps specify for us at which point of the installation (according to MJ's guide) this happens? Is this before even installing the Retail, or already when booting your harddrive? Greetings, AiBear
  6. Here's one: Works like a charm Removed almost all kexts from efi partition, updated both LAN and Audio kexts, whole thing runs smoothly on vanilla kernel now. Just one question to all i7 users: I've noticed considerable benching differences between Vanilla (be it 9.6.3, 9.7.0 prerelease or 9.7.0) and Voodoo (original 9.5.0). CineBench give results up to 3300 on singlethreaded and 14500 in multithreaded runs on Voodoo, while Vanilla doesn't go much higher than 2500 and 10500 respectively. These are quite substantial differences. Is Apple's kernel that much restraining when it comes to potential? Also, the 32bits windows variant gives approximately the same results as the Voodoo kernel, while the 64bits version even goes up to 4200 and 16500 respectively. I understand the latter ones might be based on slightly different code, but still.. Greetins, AiBear
  7. Update: Fixed both sound and network. Simple to do, as the problem consists just in replacing the correct kexts, which were 'cleaned' by the update. Reinstall both AppleHDA/AppleAzaleaAudio (remember, just use one of the two!) and AppleYukon2 (either directly in the Extensions, of in a subfolder of IONetworkingFamily). In other words: system runs just fine again One question to everybody though: I've been running some benches. Up to now, the results for the Voodoo (9.5.0) Kernel have been astoundingly higher than the Vanilla kernels... Did anyone else notice this? Any explanations? Greets, AiBear
  8. I'd say: run some benchmarks, you'll probably be amazed I wouldn't worry too much, my guess is it's just aesthetics. (as far as I know: OS X doesn't actively change frequencies, and you probably have the BIOS set up quite nicely)
  9. If you installed a smbios update, it might be what's causing this. My system, which hasn't been modified in that category, natively just says it's 1333MHz memory, without even specifying type. Of course, I might be mistaken... But does it say so in every memory reading app? Except for the pretty pictures ( ) and the obvious differences with EFIv6, what will that accomplish? (not trying to be a smartypants, just curious) I also noted my ethernet is down as well, just like for Jamie. Weird thing is, the AppleYukon and -Yukon2 kexts are loaded (or at least - should be) from the EFI partition. To be honest though, I don't see them actually *being* loaded, so that might be a part of the problem. Weird thing is: after the first two restarts, it still worked, but since the power's been off of the system, it doesn't...? As for AppleHDA, it is very probable indeed that the installer reinstalled it's own file, although it's older and has a lower version number. And the problem with the front FW port has been present since I started working with this system (speaking of the physical system, my computer that is). I don't believe I tried using it in other OS's, might just be the port itself. Although it's quite eery it does provide power, but not data connection... Anyway, as I'm short on time now (of all moments, bleh..), I won't be able to do a lot. I'll be gone this weekend as well, so no tweaking for me. Good luck everyone, and keep us posted about your achievements here! edit: ps, forgot to mention: - sleep works as it did under 10.5.6, meaning the system wakes up, but my graphics are all garbled; this is very likely to be a sheer ATI HD4xxx series problem - shut down works like a charm; it did already before, when the external sound kexts were not installed properly, which is the case for now..
  10. Done the update as well. Update hang at 97%, had to force quit the updater and reboot the system. Did that from the same EFI as the previous system, meaning with all kexts to run 10.5.6. System rebooted twice, as it usually does on updating on my Macs, then went into Finder just fine. First impressions... What now works: - USB shows no problems A few problems are occuring now, I'll look into these: - Sound is gone entirely (no devices are detected in Sys Prefs, although Sys Profiler mentions two Intel devices) - FireWire is still missing on front port - System Profiler reports an error in main hardware info /"There was an error while gathering this information."/ - Memory still only defined as "1333MHz RAM" - CPU still unknown According to Netkas, ICH10 should be supported now (except for icons). Also, my video works nicely, but I'm not certain if it's because of the new system, or because I've installed the 4870 drivers before. > Can anyone shed light on the question whether these drivers are removed / renewed on update? I'll be trying to run the system with as few external kexts as possible, to be able to see what we need Happy modding everyone! And welcome to the Vanilla age!
  11. I'll be running it as soon as I wake up got to get some (needed) sleep first... But in a few hours..
  12. I'm not sure which plist is used by Chameleon exactly; some packs use one on the EFI partition, some the one on the main partition... You could try manually entering those. Otherwise, right now I'm at a loss..Does it really just hang, or do you get a root device failure? Did you let it run for a while? It almost sounds like the old core problem, taking 7-10 minutes to boot.. Hmmm...
  13. Have been trying, no really good results yet. Or better said: it's not ideal yet. I'd say - if you want a good, nice, stable booter - use another one, as this is still an RC. There are many succes stories for Ch', so you might want to look into a topic about that specifically, as I believe it's not very machine specific. And it would be weird - in my opinion - that is slows on boot, as the booter only makes it start, and should not really interfere with the system itself..By the way - when did you remove the busratio=20 flag...? Good luck AiBear
  14. Just a quick reply: seems like a multiple-core error. Please do try to remember to turn *off* 7 cores when booting from the cd, as it hasn't got the DSDT patch installed Furthermore: It looks like your EFI boot is b0rked. Just boot up from either the 132 cd or a distro disc, and reinstall your EFI (as written in Munky's guide, if that's what you're using). You won't have to install the kexts etc again, just the booter itself (probably went wrong with settings somewhere). Hey Endoquick look at your post too: - RAM banks should work out of the box, no changes there. Have you tried other systems? Or even checking the System info in the install mode of a distro? It seems weird.. What does your BIOS say about installed memory? - Don't worry about kernel mismatched... As long as it works, it's fine (for now). We - the i7 community - just have to wait for the new kernels to come along nicely. As for the EFI partition: to see it in Finder, you'll have to mount it using Terminal (usual way) and then restart Finder - it will auto-magically appear on your desktop - You could use various apps to make a copy of your install, but in the end, I think the best way is to have a clone of your disk (as in - a second hard drive), because you'll need all the EFI settings as well.. Oh, and try making either notes or file backups of the *exact* kexts that work for you - on 10.5.6 with the 9.5.0 kernel, FW and USB need a older kext installed, a matching 10.5.5 system version - but to my shame, I can't exactly remember which one right now (although I believe it's Seatbelt.kext).. If you look around the Voodoo 9.5.0 thread, or even this one, you'll find that answer Good luck! AiBear
  15. Great work!Now, to make OS X nicely bootable, you'll want to use the UUID instead of the disk specification as that can change during boot. To do that, you'll have to add the line "boot-uuid=......." (no quotes, uuid on the dots) to your Boot.plist; the UUID can be found in the Disk Utility (info about the partition you want to boot from). Remember to fill in the dashes (minuses) as well when doing this, otherwise it still won't work! For your LAN, try using a kext posted elsewhere on the forum; there are multiple versions of yukon and yukon2 drifting around, make sure you try out a few. (if that fails, grab a generic one and add the lines for the 8056 yourself, it's quite easily done). As for the second graphics card: there is a whole section dedicated to multicard and multimonitor installs on this forum, I suggest you take a look there, they'll probably have more knowledge about this. Have fun!! AiBear