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  1. RichardJ

    DSDT for X79 Motherboards

    Just to let others know I successfully used HereToHelp's method to get my 3930K / Asus Rampage Extreme IV / HD 6870 build working. (I am in the process of finally updating my old Q6600 / GA-P35-DS4 build) Thanks HereToHelp!
  2. Well in the end I tracked down what was going on, with my screen blanking problems. It took me quite a while, but I got the big hint after trying to install tonymacx86 [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] in frustration. It turned out that I managed to do a fairly easy install of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and I could upgrade it to 10.6.7 but when I tried to get my 9800GTX+ card working by enabling graphics, then the screen blanked. This tweaked me to the fact that this was actually a graphics card problem rather than some crash or something. What was happening was this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversi.../t214129-0.html . That is with DVI / HDMI and 8800 and 9800 based NVidia cards bad things happen. My monitor has a HDMI input and thus basically this series of nvidia graphic card ceases to function with HDMI. Lots of attempts where made by others, and I even tried a few in that thread but you could see that others had tried much harder than me to get things working and still didn't get things working, so in the end I just went out the next day and bought an ATI HD5770. Thus... I can confirm that Tesug's new method works very smoothly and perfectly on my EP35-DS3R with a HD5770. I made no deviations at all to his install method (ie I installed no extra kext's nor changed eg com.apple.Boot.plist). My problem was my graphics card 9800GTX+ and using HDMI (I could have stuck with using a d-sub adapter but then the graphics are "fuzzy"). (Actually I would like to upgrade my graphics card to something a bit more spiffy than a HD5770 since this card has basically the same performance as a 9800GTX+. Ie I would like to upgrade to a HD5870 at least but looking on the hackintosh sites it wasn't clear to me that the HD5870 was working correctly so i didn't want to risk more time so I just went with the HD5770 in the end. Does anyknow know if other higher end graphic cards work out of the box with Tesug's install... Eg I also had my eye on a GTX 560 Ti but it looks like these are not supported either. In fact it looks like the support for many of the newer graphics cards is highly lacking on at least the hackintosh scene.) (In any case thanks for your efforts Tseug!!!!) I am happily running 10.6.7 now... Thanks, Richard
  3. Ok I undid my change to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and made the change to /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist Still no luck... it just blue screens... (Well Blue is the native color of my monitor when its not getting any signal...) For the brief time I played with it this latest version of your installer it worked just fine with 10.6 before I tried moving to 10.6.6. Maybe in playing with this I have inadvertently changed some setting? maybe I should try the whole thing from scratch again... Any other suggestions? Thanks, Richard
  4. Well I tried leaving the machine overnight (ie 8 hours) and it didn't work... I then tried just now changing: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist find there: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> and change it to <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=x86_32</string> But I am still getting the blue screen of death. Do I need to try installing everything again? Is there a different way to say use 32 bit instead of 64 bit? (I also tried at the chamelon prompt just entering 'arch=i386' and also 'arch=x86_32' but neither of these did anything...) Thanks! Richard
  5. Ok I found the time to do the attempt at a clean install. I unplugged all the sata cables except for the DVD and the one test drive. I then followed the new instructions to the letter. All the instructions seemed to work in that I could install snow leopard. I could install The GA-P35-DS4 Snow Leopard Installer. I could reboot and boot off the installed volume. The problem was previously I couldn't update past 10.6.2 so I tried installing the 10.6.6 combo updater and it installed, I then restarted, it got to the chamelon boot screen, I selected the drive, and it started booting and looked like it got part of the way but then failed and switched to a blue screen. I repeated this several times just to be sure and then booted with -v. Here is the picture right before the blue screen... Any hints? Thanks!
  6. Ok... Thanks I will play with this a bit more then and try and disconnect the drives and do a fresh clean install following your instructions. I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks! Richard.
  7. Hey there, tseug. First thanks for all your efforts in the past and now!! Using the old methods I had installed a retail SL and had updated to 10.6.2. I never had any luck going beyond that. I have a EP35-DS3R with a Q6600 and EN9800GTX+. I can use carbon copy cloner to clone my working 10.6.2 and then I always tried upgrading that. I tried it just now with the newly posted installer you posted (http://www.mediafire.com/?b2x02olr3fgfxc1) but didn't have much luck. Well I could still boot off of the cloned 10.6.2 but then I upgraded to 10.6.6 on the clone and then tried to boot it and it kernel panics with a message about sleep enabler. I can get that message for you if you want. The whole system is still booting off the old old chameleon which is used to boot 10.6.2. Should I try to disconnect all of the drives and follow your steps from beginning to end? Do you think that would help or is the DSDT the wrong one, etc... Thanks for any pointers! Richard.
  8. I also just updated from 10.6.1 to 10.6.2. Luckily I have / had two 10.6.1 boot disks. I used the combo 10.6.2 updater from apples site. The second time (better) I followed these steps: 1. Installed the combo 10.6.2 updater (no reboot) 2. deleted /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 3. copied in the new SleepEnabler.kext (get it here) into /Extra/Extensions/ 4. executed: chown -R root:wheel /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 5. executed: chmod -R 755 /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 6. executed: touch /System/Library/Extensions 7. rebooted The first time through I followed these steps: 1. deleted /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 2. Installed the combo 10.6.2 updater 3. rebooted. 4. (Kernel panic here...) 5. Booted from the other boot drive 6. Installed the new netkas.org SleepEnabler.kext in /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 7. chown -R root:wheel /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 8. chmod -R 755 /Extra/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 9. touch /System/Library/Extensions 10. rebooted BTW thanks tseug!!
  9. Well I also have a wired connection from my hackintosh to my DG834G and its working fine for me. At least I don't notice any problems on it. (On 10.5.6 see my sig for the rest of the details...)
  10. The problem seems to be with the NVida card and 10.5.6. There is a solution here. Basically you just delete /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext. I didn't realize that answering yes to everything in the install script was not giving the "intended" default installation. (Perhaps the script should then be changed?) I will restore the vanilla retail IONetworkingFamily.kext, since I had already added the ETHER EFI string. Thanks for the correction!
  11. This worked for me as well! (I reverted to the retail 10.6.6 NV drivers. I got them again from the 10.5.6 combo update, and then deleted the kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext.) This solved all mouse lag problems. Thanks Chrysaor! Anyone actually know what the AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext actually does?
  12. Well the whole point of sourcing the files from the 10.5.5 retail update is that you know you are getting authentic files that haven't been messed with etc. Its really easy to just download it straight from apple (10.5.5 Updater), and extract the bits with pacifist. However, I went ahead and uploaded them here NVidaRetail10.5.5Drivers: I am really sorry but the answer is I don't know. I did a retail install with as few changes as possible from retail... I guess you will just have to experiment... Sorry...
  13. To fix these problems I did what others have done above. I downgraded my 8800GT video drivers from the retail 10.5.6 NVida drivers to the retail 10.5.5 NVida drivers. Using the retail 10.5.5 nvida drivers fixed the jerky mouse problems for me. I did this by downloading the 10.5.5 combo update directly from apple, and extracting the NVida drivers from that package with Pacifist. Ie open MaxOSXUpdCombo10.5.5.pkg in pacifist and extract the following files from System/Library/Extensions: - Geforce.kext - Geforce8xxxGLDriver.bundle - IONDRVSupport.kext - NVDANV50Hal.kext - NVDAResman.kext I then installed these kernel extensions to /System/Library/Extensions/ using kext helper b7.
  14. I upgraded to 10.5.6 using Chameleon 1.10.12 + ls8v15 and it works well. I have updated these instructions for NVida driver fix 10.5.6. and also for some comments ls8 made For those it might interest I was using LS8's v12 method for installation of 10.5.4 on my GA-EP35-DS3. But with the upgrade to 10.5.6 I switched to EFI9 / Chameleon 1.10.12 + ls8v15. Here are the details which worked for me: --- Install a normal full up to date retail copy of 10.5.6 Leopard to the external drive: steps 1-7 --- 1. I connected the drive as an external drive to an existing MacBookPro. (I will call this external FooApple (name it something more sensible for your purposes ) 2. I reformatted the DIsk and partioned as GUID (You set GUID in the partion section in Disk Utility when formatting the drive.) 3. I booted the MacBookPro with the retail Leopard installation disk. 4. I installed Leopard to the external drive FooApple. 5. I downloaded to the MacBookPro the combo updater 10.5.6. Updated FooApple to 10.5.6. 6. I Booted the MacBookPro from FooApple to see that things were working. 7. I rebooted from the internal disk drive of the macbook pro. --- Download tools and kext's : steps 8-11 --- 8. I downloaded LS8's package v15. 9. I downloaded Chameleon EFI9. 10. I downloaded Pacifist This is a handy tool to look inside a package installer and pick bits of it out. (Although after updating the instructions its now not needed below) 11. I downloaded Kext helper b7 (This is a very handy drag and drop utility for changing kernel extensions - kext's.). (Although after updating the instructions its now not needed below) --- Install tools and kext's to make the hackintosh function : steps 12-16--- 12. I ran and installed Chameleon to the external drive FooApple. 13. I ran the script install-ls8v15.sh with destination FooApple. (I hit return to every prompt to get the default.) (ie if you look at the script I installed the defaults of the script.) 14. I installed the external drive (FooApple) in my hacintosh and booted from it. (I had to boot in safe mode at first). 15. I used EFIStudio to generate the correct EFI strings for the com.appleBoot.plist. I specified my graphics card, ETHER, and HDEF. Then a Reboot. 16. The mouse was jerky so I used the solution here. (Its a problem with the NVida cards and 10.5.6.) This means basically you delete the kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext. 17. You may need to fix TimeMachine by removing the NetworkInterfaces.plist and having the system regenerate it. Simple instructions here. (But likely this is not necessary and was caused by me first using the modified IONetworkingFamily.kext in the ls8v15 pack and then later reverting to the native IONetworkingFamily.kext. In any case this "fix" is very simple.) --- Conclusions --- I have 10.5.6 working! For me at the moment sleep doesn't work (I just disable sleeping) but I think everything else is working. (Sleep didn't work with my 10.5.4 + ls8v12 install either.) As the motherboard doesn't have firewire I can't test firewire. Front panel mic-out is working but, but front panel mic-in is not working (I never got mic-in working with ls812 either.). In fact sound is quite nice now since it works just like my powerbook. If music is playing and you plug in the headset the music stops playing through the main speakers and plays through the headset. I actually have a USB headset and sound in works using that. Time Machine is working. History : originally I had used the modified IONetworkingFamily.kext in ls8v15, but on ls8's recomendation I just used the vanilla IONetworkingFamily.kext with the ETHER EFI string. With my system working stably I tested TimeMachine and found I needed to reinitialize NetworkInterfaces.plist like in the above. As far as I can tell TimeMachine is working perfectly. Also historically to fix the NVida10.5.6 driver problems I had reverted to the NVida10.5.5 drivers but when the better and simpler fix linked to above was found I switched to that.