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ITIL Prince

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  1. Poor Virtual Machine Performance in OSX Lion

    I had this same problem with my GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard running Lion (every version including the latest as of Sep 10). Virtual machine performance was horribly slow in Lion when using VMware Fusion AND with Parallels Desktop. I mean it was taking 10 minutes to boot, and 2 minutes to pop up the Start Menu in Windows VMs. I noticed a very strange behavior: If I did Command-TAB over and over again (about once per 3-5 seconds, it was crazy!), the VM would sort of work for seconds at a time, but when I stopped it would freeze the VM at least 10x slower. Just when I was ready to call it quits, I was reading through a rather massive system.log file and spotted a ton of kext related errors. One by one I deleted the kexts that were generating errors, and really cleaned up my system.log file. However, the problems still remained - very poor performance of VMs regardless of program used. So, I decided to try some new kexts. I got the latest ones from the Lion install thread and replaced my entire /Extra folder with new kexts. Rebooted, started a VM, and it was blazing fast. Same in Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion. My problems have gone away. Moral of the story is to check and clean your system.log, and find the latest versions of kexts for all your hardware. It's almost certain that your problem is in those kexts. Good luck!
  2. tmongkol, I just wanted to tell you I'm another happy customer of your ALC889a files for Lion. I had everything working but sound, and now it's 100%. Great work.
  3. How to get ALC889 working in Lion

    I have the EP45-UD3R, not the UD3P, and my motherboard uses the ALC889a. This solution doesn't seem to work for me. System Report shows audio type of 885 (which is normal for the ALC889a), but when I go to Preferences->Sound, I have no entries available under Outputs. On my Snow Leopard install it works, so I tried copying various settings from dsdt and my old version of LegacyHDA.kext, but still no luck on sound. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] crashes the system, and DSDT Editor won't scroll or "find and replace" without crashing, which sends a crash report to Apple every time. I could use a different DSDT editing tool if you know a good one. Everything else works fine, just no sound. Any ideas on how to resolve this with a next or someone else's dsdt? Thanks in advance. EDIT: Woohoo! Got it, thanks to this post by tmongkol, who has the same motherboard as me: ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel), up for ALC889 & ALC892 Look for the part where it says: For OS X 10.7, also 10.6.8 update or higher Only ALC885/889a ALC885_889a_LION.zip ( 15.67K ) Number of downloads: xxx Download that file and follow the directions in there. Lion will pop up complaints about permissions while you're doing it, just click OK and ignore them. I went ahead and run Disk Utility and did Repair Permissions on my Lion disk before restarting. After restart, finally I got sound! It's a miracle...
  4. ATI Radeon 6xxx, working QE/CI

    Just finished converting from a dead Nvidia 8400GS to a shiny new Sapphire 6870 using ^Andy^'s files and instructions. After several attempts to fiddle with permissions I finally got it. GA-EP45-UD3R with a Sapphire Radeon 6870, full QE/CI working great. So far I have just the one monitor hooked up, which is recognized automatically with all supported resolutions. FYI, for those of you switching from NVidia to ATI, you might find this interesting: I had to remove the deviceinfo key from com.apple.Boot.plist as well as set GraphicsEnabler=No. As long as the deviceinfo key existed, the system kept believing I had the NVidia card installed. After that I just had to get the ATI kexts loaded and get the permissions right, and up it went. No muss, no fuss.
  5. 10.6.6 released

    Made a backup and updated with combo to 10.6.6. Remembered to turn off my external USB hard drive first, then rebooted no problems. Motherboard is GA-EP45-DS3L, with GeForce 8400GS video card. So far no issues at all. Mouse is fine, sound ok, USB working good (never can boot with the external Seagate USB drive turned on, still a problem), and video good.
  6. Get your UVC webcam working as Apple iSight

    As of today, Logitech released their own drivers for the C910, and some people have said it works with c510, at least partially. You can check their site and see if it can help with your C310, and please let us know! Here's the story on 9 to 5 Mac, with links to the files: 9 to 5 Mac - Logitech 1080P video now available for OS X