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  1. I've managed to install Mavericks on Zotac IONITX-A-E. I used a VM of ML on my windows machine to create the installer USB. I created the installer USB using the myHacks app and pointing it to my copy of Mavericks. I then replaced the mach_kernel patched by theconnactic on post #16 here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/289080-thoughts-about-mavericks-with-atom-yes-atom/ In order to boot I had USB set to hi-speed and legacy and Sata set to AHCI enabled. I then had to enter this in order to boot through to the installer : npci=0x3000 USBLegacyOff=Yes -x -f It took ages to install and once it finished installing myHacks extra stuff at the end of the install it hung saying "one minute remaining", typical, I left it for an hour then hard rebooted. I used the same boot params as above and now have a very basic but bootable Mavericks install. Performance is slow, not sure why yet. Geekbench gave me ~350(single core) & 850(multicore), I used to get 1800s when I had Snow Leopard installed. QE/CI seems to work, Chess app runs slowly. Ethernet seems to work, I think I replaced my wifi card to a compatible one a while ago since it seems to work fine also. Audio, Sleep, Shutdown/Restart and Power management needs to be fixed. I'm going to work on this more tomorrow.
  2. Wow thanks for the Belkin dongle driver. Previously this dongle would sometimes send a remote wake event causing my hack to come out of sleep. I DON'T have the issue with the loss of function keys and trackpad multi-touch/scrolling etc... What I do notice is that when resuming from sleep my keyboard/trackpad both disconnect and then reconnect which is ultimately what most are saying solves the issue. Do note that it took a few moments to reconnect on its own. I'd say about 15secs. This is perfect since I don't need to shutdown anymore.....just sleep! Thanks!
  3. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    To anyone curious, I've updated my rig to run a fresh installation of OS X 10.6.6. Working the same as before, I had to replace the AppleHDA.kext with the patched one Mald0n posted. I'm running in RAID 0 also no probs. Regards, Steve.
  4. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Hi Onepiece634, I noticed exactly the same odd sleep behaviour. I don't put my machine to sleep normally as it kills my belkin usb dongle. To those interested I'm running the following :
  5. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Everything working as you suggested thanks! I used your DSDT patcher you supplied and removed all the unnecessary kexts to get this as Vanilla as possible. I had to keep my own ATA, Networking, FakeSMC kexts. I couldn't get temps with the FakeSMC version you supplied. Working -Native Sleep,Restart/Shutdown -Native PowerManagement. -Sound (No Sound assertions!) -Bluetooth dongle works fine (mini Belkin usb). -Full Graphics Acceleration -USB (proper removal when going to sleep) -No CMOS errors on restart Very happy with the set up now Thanks again mate!
  6. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    A little more playing around... There's no doubt about it NullCPUPowerManagment.kext IS required. I'm sure this is something that's already been covered a thousand times, but plain and simple the Apple power management kext just doesn't cut it for this hackintosh. I tried with and without and found that my rig runs 5 or more degrees cooler using NullCPUPowerManagment.kext. I'm using a Q6600 revision G0 and found it's thermal junction max (TJMax) is 90 degrees. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-dts-sp...news-29460.html I modified the fakesmc's Info.plist tjmax to 90 and I'm now getting more normal temps of ~40c. Here's a screenshot of my temps using iStat Menu 3 from a fresh install of Snow Leopard 10.6.5 : http://www.mediafire.com/?lhzjo573bw7fdll Here's the updated kext pack : http://www.mediafire.com/?mzea8w1csz94iwf It's worth noting that Temperature monitor has a default tjmax set at 100 degrees Celsius so you'll get a different reading with app. I just use iStat menu 3 instead. Regards, Steve.
  7. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    I've found a bit more info on how to properly configure fakesmc. Each processor has a different Thermal Junction Maximum Temperature where it begins to throttle the CPU. I'm no expert at this but I'm guessing if you have the wrong TJMax value your CPU will continue chugging along until one hot day the CPU temp goes past the TJMax value and doesn't slow down to allow itself to cool. To explain the high temperatures, this post by one of the previous developers of fakesmc summarized it quite well here : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...&start=140# So while it's just a cosmetic value, it doesn't accurately let the AppleIntelCpuPowerManagement kext know when to throttle your CPU. As dangerous as this sounds, you can simply fix this by finding out your exact processor revision and the TJMax value assigned to it. You then insert that TJMax value into the fakesmc's Info.plist. Here are instructions to do that : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...&start=140# For example I have an old E6300 revision B2. With a bit of googling I found that it's TJMax should be set at 70 degrees Celsius. Before changing this value in the fakesmc kext my temperature reading from iStat Menu 3 was 61 degrees Celsius idle. After it gave a more accurate reading of 31 degrees Celsius. You can compare it with the temperature you get when you look in your BIOS but be aware that the sensor used in your BIOS is a motherboard sensor and not coming from the on-die senor built into the CPU, the latter is the temperature that iStat Menu 3 is obtaining. So in short there may be slight differences between the iStat Menu 3 value and your BIOS but so long as they are close you should be fine. One last thing I should mention, the dsdt file in my pack above has the intel Core2Duo Q6600 cpu values in the dsdt. I applied the patch supplied in DSDT Editor. I've set the com.apple.boot.plist to let Chameleon RC5 generate the P and C states so users with a different CPU to mine may need to modify their dsdt cpu values...I'm not 100% sure at this stage whether Chameleon is overriding this or not, as I'm finding too much conflicting information regarding the appropriate cpu values needed in the DSDT. I've seen there is a one-cpu-size fit's all dsdt patch and will try that later, noobs might want to hang out for my next kext pack. Make these changes with caution and do your research on your processor thermal limits first Regards, Steve
  8. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    It's no problem FluffyLlama, I've noticed you're right about the temp readings. I'll have to look into if further. There must be an issue with the fakesmc.kext. I don't run any PCI cards in my rig but I'd say that maybe one of your kexts from your main partition may be the missing key to getting your firewire working as before. If you can't find any difference between the kexts used in your main and 10.6.5 partition then our Chipset driver is most likely not working properly under 10.6.5. Unfortunately I don't have any PCI cards to test with. Hope you make some progress, I'll see if I can resolve the temp issue. Regards, Steve.
  9. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Slither's Kextpack for Snow Leopard 10.6.5 It's been a while since I checked this thread, but I thought I'd share my recent kext pack for GA-965-S3 Firmware version 14 running OS X 10.6.5. I understand that my rig may be different to someone elses with the same mobo, so feel free to take what you need and maybe learn from how I successfully configured mine. Main changes : - 10.6.5 compatible - NullCpuPowerManagment is no longer needed - AppleRTC is no longer needed - Replaced OpenHaltRestart with EvoReboot - Edited dsdt to allow AppleIntelCpuPowerManagment to run without KP - Added a proper fakesmc that works in the /Extra folder - Cpu temps should be recognised by iStat - Added SleepEnabler.kext for 10.6.5 compatible in 64bit mode - Edited com.apple.Boot.plist to enable dropssdt, generation of P & C-states by Chameleon RC5 Features : - USB - Built-in Sound 5.1 Analogue - Nvidia 8800 (Change the EFI string for your own card) - Built-in Network - Shutdown/Restart/Sleep/Wake - Native Apple Power Management - CPU Temperature stats Download Here : http://www.mediafire.com/?al39c1oipgihvq7 How to install 1. Install Chameleon RC5 on your hard drive: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...75#entry1543024 2. Copy the Extra folder from my kext pack to the root of your hard drive. i.e /Extra 3. Copy the AppleHDA.kext from my pack to your /System/Library/Extensions folder 4. Repair permissions and remove the mkext sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext 5. Open /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/ in your finder and wait until the system rebuilds it's Extensions.mkext. 6. Once you see the Extensions.mkext reboot. Regards, Steve.
  10. That's great news! I've been keeping my eye on this thread for a while now and with the help of polarvito and eugene I've managed to fashion a kext pack that works for my zotact ion 330 ITX A-U. Configuration : - OSX 10.6.4 (upgrading to to 10.6.5 shortly) - 2GB Ram - Overclocked 2GHz - Chameleon 2 RC5 and prefs - BIOS version & settings identical to Polarvito's bios screenshots except my fsb is 667MHz not 533MHz. - Kext pack used from Polarvito's post on page 12 - DSDT of Polarvito but I added the processor P and C States back - Sleep/Shutdown works Restart results in KP upon boot AppleSMC is the cause I think ??? - AppleHDA works once running the perl replace command above (thanks to einKeks for posting it!) - Graphics Acceleration - LCD TV resolution 1360x768@60Hz via VGA cable - EyeTV DDT full HD TV tuner works great - XBMC Dharma Beta 1 (upgrading to RC1 shortly) Plays 720p and 1080p flawlessly (Disable autoupdates to get rid of choppyness during movie playback when it updates). I installed PS3 mediaserver to see if the zotac could transcode UPnp/DLNA but it's just no fast enough for my likings. It is very bad for transcoding 720p, 1080p is a no-no and SD content takes a while to transcode/buffer before it starts to stream... :S I guess I'm asking too much of the atom processor. Anyone else have a great DLNA solution running from the zotac yet?
  11. I've got the same issue that others have where upon clicking sleep it, the monitor turns black but the zotac ion itx stays on. Are there a particular combo of bios settings that need to be set? i.e. S1/S3 etc... Screenies would be good, or a written way to reproduce the correct bios settings.
  12. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Happy to contribute in your success. I noticed the same also about qe/ci. To see if it's enabled I check that my apple menu bar is transparent and that the DVD player app doesn't throw any errors. To compare the opengl performance I use a basic app called Xbench and just run the graphics related benchmarks each time I tinker with the graphics.
  13. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Hi Rowan, I'll see what I can do to help you get it sorted. The dsdt patch I applied in regards to HDEF is really just a generic one size fit's all. It's mainly to assist the AppleHDA.kext match itself with the Audio Codec on the mobo, which is why the pin configs aren't listed in there. I couldn't see the attached DSDT file but I should be able to whip up a customized Optical, SPDIF legacy kext for you. Gimme a day or two and I'll hope to have something ready for the weekend for you. I have noticed on a occasion that in Garage Bands changing synthesized instruments too quickly between several causes the audio to {censored} itself. The workaround is to open the system settings->sound and reselect the output. Regards, Steve.
  14. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    I'm not quite sure what happened exactly but when ever I can't start the Chameleon bootloader I just reinstall it using another PC/Mac. Regards, Steve.
  15. Snow Leopard works in GA-965P-S3

    Kext pack for GA-945P-S3 (v10.6.0-1) Just thought I'd post the Extra's folder that I'm running with. Download Link : here -LAN (Patched IONetworkingFamily) -Audio (Analogue 7.1ch) ALC888 64/32-bit (/E/E/LegacyHDA kexts) -Sleep (HPET + SleepEnabler kext) -USB UHCI Fix -CMOS Fix -RTC Fix The version of this kextpack shows you what version of OS X it is designed to run on. I'll whip up a v10.6.2 tonight. Regards, Steve. Hi Rowan, Are you still having issues with Optical Out on your F14 of the GA-965P-S3 mobo? Can you post your dsdt and I'll see if I can help patch it for. Regards, Steve.
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