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  1. [SELL] HP DV5 hackintosh 10.6 - 10.7

  2. [SELL] HP DV5 hackintosh 10.6 - 10.7

    up for sale is my HP hackintosh, specs in my sig: HP DV5 1138tx Running 10.6.8 - I have an image of 10.7 installed with everything working the same as below P8400 2.24 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4Gb DDR2 800Mhz HP Webcam - working IDT Sound - Coreaudio working in and out 160 Gb hard disk nVidia 9600M GT - Full QE & CI Atheros-AirPort card - Modded BIOS eSATA - working Firewire - working DVDRW - working Realtek Gigabit Ethernet - working I will fresh install your OS X of choice 10.6 or 10.7 $350.00 Firm Terms: Transaction will happen face to face. Cash only, Melbourne Victoria Australia. Let me know by PM. if your seriously interested in purchasing.
  3. This guide is for OS X 10.6.4 through to 10.7.0 Introduction: I'm a long time lurker on these forums and over the years have installed osx on lots of pc's all good fun and thought i'd give a little back, There are some poeple who have written good guides and how-to's on EFI strings method for nVidia video card recongnition in OSX, most of them don't cover all the bases and usually focus on a single card or specific setup. My aim in this guide is to be broad in demonstrating installation of all nVidia cards with the EFI string method and also who how to do it with multi card setups too, I aim to show all the necessary commands in the terminal in order for a complete noob to be able to understand and confidently follow along. Please note this guide is only for the EFI string preparation and installation into the apple.com.Boot.plist file. Any thing to do with customisation of KEXTS is not part of this guide, so be sure to check the usual places for custom KEXTs if needed, Some good places to start: www.osx86.net - formerly www.kexts.com wiki.osx86project.org www.insanelymac.com www.projectosx.com and most importantly www.google.com Files needed: gfxutil in.plist -modded but sourced from "agrafuese" from their insanelymac forum guide. textwrangler - google it. IMPORTANT, READ INSTRUCTIONS FROM START TO FINISH BEFORE BEGINNING part one: getting card details use a program called textwrangler, google it, it's an excellent text editor with some features that will make following this guide alot easier for yourself I promise you, Creat a text file on your desktop called whatever, i'll call mine info.txt now copy the corresponding string between the < > below of the Video RAM size your video card has labelled as "video ram": the digit after 0x are multiples of 256, the ones after 0x0 are multiples of 16. <0x08000000> - 128Mb <0x10000000> - 256Mb <0x14000000> - 320Mb <0x20000000> - 512Mb <0x28000000> - 640Mb <0x30000000> - 768Mb <0x38000000> - 896Mb <0x50000000> - 1280Mb <0x60000000> - 1536Mb next choose the type of outputs on the particular card labelled as "connectors": the connector layout: Mainboard side of card / SLI connector side of card <BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=> - VGA / DVI-I <BAAAAAAAAwAEAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / VGA now complete part one for your second card if you are going with 2 cards, and remember to keep the details for each card clearly labelled for that card. Part two: getting the card location if your going to use 2 cards, you must do this step twice, starting with your primary card inserted into your PC without the secondary card in the system, then repeat the process with the secondary card in the secondary slot it will occupy with the primary card removed. so in short, get first card location, swap out the card then get the secondary card location. this is how: you need root access, go here to learn how to get it: support.apple.com/kb/ht1528 with your primary or only card installed in the slot you intend to use it in, extract gfxutil to your desktop, open terminal and type: su [hit enter] [enter your root password then hit enter] cd \Users\[your username]\Desktop\ [hit enter] ./gfxutil -f display [hit enter] OK once you enter that last line you should get an outpu on screen like: PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) label it as "location" copy it by dragin over with your mouse and right click, copy, then paste into you text file "info.txt" you recorded you video card details to, if using 2 cards make sure it's labelled for the card currently in your system then repeat with your second card fitted to it's slot again, only if you going to use 2 cards. Your almost done, your info.txt should read something like this: card a video ram:0x20000000 connectors:BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= location:PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(6x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) card b (only if using 2 cards) video ram:0x20000000 connectors:BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= location:PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x6,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) part three: modding the in.plist this is the part where you cop over your collected data to the template in.plist file. open it with textwrangler. locate the text "LOCATION" and paste your location info in it's place. locate the text "VRAMINFO" and paste your video ram info in it's place. locate the text "CONNECTORS" and paste your connectors info in it's place. locate the text "VIDEOCARDNAME" and paste your video card name in it's place. <key>model</key> <string>NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 - 896MB</string> for example. now if your only using one video card you can delete everything after "</dict>" up until the second occurrence of </dict>so there will be a total of 2 x </dict> at the end of the file like this: </dict> </dict> </plist> now procede to part four. If your using 2 video cards, do the same again for card b locate the text "LOCATIONB" and paste your location info in it's place. locate the text "VRAMINFOB" and paste your video ram info in it's place. locate the text "CONNECTORSB" and paste your connectors info in it's place. locate the text "VIDEOCARDNAMEB" and paste your video card name in it's place. <key>model</key> <string>NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT- 512MB</string> for example. part four: this part is where you convert your in.plist to an EFI string. save your info.txt and in.plist. Open terminal again with root access and type: cd /Users/[your username]/Desktop/ ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex ./in.plist ./out.hex ok, now open the out.hex file with textedit, hit Command + A to select all and Command + C to copy to your clipboard. go back to terminal and type: nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist this opens up the nano text editor, use the arrow keys to go </dict> and enter a line above it indented just like the others above that, and enter: <key>device-properties</key> <string>"PASTE EFI STRING HERE"</string> so when your done it will look like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs$ <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>ce0700000100000002000000e20300001500000002010c00d041030a04</string> </plist> The EFI string you paste may look wierd but as long as it has no leading or trailing spaces between <string>and</string> you all good. now to save the file, you press Control + X, then hit Y to confirm overwrite of old file. Your done. Shutdown the PC, install all video cards into their slots and Boot the PC, and it should work, if not, try NVEnabler.kext for single cards, or research the forums and OSX HCL pages on the OSX86 Wiki links above. This is AFAIK the only way to get 2 differing NVIDIA cards to work in the same OSX system. NVIDIA EFI Strings - HOWTO.zip
  4. RME Hammerfall Digi9652

    The HDSP 1.73 driver does not work with the hammerfall digi9652. I wish it did though.
  5. RME Hammerfall Digi9652

    Hi all, I don't post on here much, but would like to thank alot of people in the community for all the useful information I have taken advantage of getting a few computers running OS-X since around late 07 to now. Mostly those in the area of EFI strings and bootloaders etc. Anyway, I was looking to give back somehow and I'm wondering if there are many people out there in the community who have an "RME Hammerfall Digi9652" soundcard they would like to get running on their "Hackintosh"? -windows firmware only. I have this card, there are no intel drivers, or windows x64 driver either and I love this card, and don't want to upgrade. I'm studying programming a bit now at Uni and can basically understand Objective C looking at it now, and came across the alsa source code for the device and I suppose if I had a few people to work with who were somewhat familiar with developing with the apple IO kit framework it could probably come together quite quickly. So yeah, looking for expressions of interest at this time, i'm not a great programmer at this time but we all gotta start somewhere. thanks.
  6. Post your STUDIO SETUP.

    5 years of stuff for demo recording: Yamaha 01X (love it!) Yamaha HS50M's Yamaha HS10W Yamaha RGX 312 Steinberg Cubase 4 > 5 Steinberg Halion Symphonic Orchestra Propellerhead Record & Reason 4 Reason Pianos Reason Drum Kits 2.0 Toontrack DFH Analogue Drums Native Instruments Kore 2 Native Instruments Komplete 5 > 6 Native Instruments Rig Kontrol 2 Native Instruments Synthetic Drums Native Instruments Koresound packs (lost count, more than 10) Korg NanoPad Access Virus KB Behringer ADA8000 x 3 RME DIGI9652 (wish there were an OSX driver, I'd pay for one if i could) EMU 1212M Digidesign MBox 2 Factory - Protools LE 6.8.1 > 8.0.3 My home studio is 2 desktop PCs running XP pro for rock solid studio duties in VST link via spdif, a laptop for Kore & Guitar Rig and a MS 2003 Server with redundant storage over a gigabit network with a WIFI access point. A dedicated hardware firewall appliance as the internet gateway too. Looking at getting an RME raydat card and possibly Logic9 to move all studio work over to OSX... the never ending cycle of gear aquisition syndrome...

    On my Intel Q9550s (2.83Ghz quadcore, 12MB cache) - GA-P35-DS3 rev1.1 - 4GB PC6400 DDR2 running 10.6.3 23 tracks on my HP-DV5 1138tx laptop - Intel P8400 (2.25Ghz dualcore, 3MB cache) - PM45 chipset - 4GB PC6400 DDR2 - On mains power running 10.6.1 13 tracks both tests with Digidesign MBox2 - 256 sample buffer. I want an 8 core now... but Xeons and their RAM are too ex$pensive...
  8. Firewire Hiss Noise with firewire audio interface

    The IOFirewire~kexts that come with OS X should not need to be changed, the whole firewire standard is kinda built into them and most manufacturers (of Firewire Audio interfaces) only claim compatibility with select few Firewire controller chipsets (usually the older Texas Instruments & Agere/Lucent chipsets) The driver for 1394a in windows and the driver for the FireFace400 may have a better way of dealing with some of the differences in chipsets better than the mac Kexts and the FireFace kexts, when apple changed their firewire chipsets in the iMacs there known issues with compatibility for many firewire audio interfaces, RME included. The whole Firewire OHCI standard was a good idea but there should be more regulations in the standard to ensure more uniform compatibility from all firewire chipset manufacturers because getting a computer with a bad Firewire chipset that's only suitable for a Firewire HDD that you cannot change out for a correctly functioning one is frankly a fkn joke IMO, what a waste, why bother? You listening Apple? HP?! Firewire chipsets to stay away from are Ricoh, JMicron, and integrated ones, unless you've done your homework on the mainboard/notebook inquestion. anyway... It should be more likely a driver config/audio routing problem, is it noisy on analogue outputs only? check the RME site for compatibility with the version of OS X your using too. failing that, I would get a new firewire adapter, but do some research to get the best one you can to ensure it's compatible with yours. Might even be your power supply for the FireFace. From my experience, RME cards are pretty much bullet-proof for stability and efficiency, I run a digi9652 myself in my desktop, I hope you resolve the issue.