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About jjoe

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  1. [BOOT-132] Legacy AppleHDA

    So you replaced AppleHDA.kext from 10.5.7 with AppleHDA.kext from 10.5.6? I thought this thread is for avoiding this kind of updating problem. Or we could just keep patched AppleHDA.kext in /System/Library/Extensions. It will cause kernel panic as well I guess.
  2. [BOOT-132] Legacy AppleHDA

    Audio works on my ga-p35-ds3l rev 2.0 with alc888, tested on 10.5.6. If you are using Boot-132 created by munky, and have a fresh install.just do the following: 1. Download the zip file, extract to ~/Download for example. 2. Add <string>OSBundleRequired</string> <key>Root</key> to info.plist for each of the three download kexts. 3. Mount EFI partition, copy the three kexts to EFI/Extra/Extensions/ 4. Fix EFI/Extra/Extension permissions 5. Update EFI/Extra/Extensions.mkext 6. Fix /EFI/Extra/Extension.mkext permission 7. unmount EFI 8. ready to reboot Make sure the original AppleHDA.kext is in /System/Library/Extensions. If you have working audio with taruga's AppleHDA patcher, you'll have two updated kext in /System/Library/Extensions/: 1. ALCinject.kext 2. AppleHDA.kext Those two files won't load like other kexts in EFI, if you copy them to EFI. To make it work, replace the modified AppleHDA in /System/Library/Extensions with the original one from a retail DVD, and delete ALCinject.kext. Then you can follow the steps mentioned previously, like you have a fresh install.
  3. Hi, I have GA-p35-ds3l. I can confirm that audio doesn't work in 10.5.7 with GigabyteP35CC Tool. All sounds are gray-out, and no output or input device. I choose ALC888, and it patched my AppleHDA.kext in /System/Library/Extensions. VoodooHDA was working in 10.5.6, but it failed as well in 10.5.7.
  4. This is a great guide!! The method is great because: 1. My laptop doesn't read DL DVDs, so I can rip all the contents to a flash drive. (4G flash drive is the largest one I have. I'll also try to remove language and printer packages to see if they fit.) 2. I can try different combinations of kexts without wasting CDs. (I already wasted 5 CDs to try different kexts for Boot-132) Just one question: After installation, the guide says copy the modified kernel (voodoo in this guide) to Mac OS in hard drive. Will this prevent us from updating through Apple? I thought Chameleon can load a different kernel from EFI partition, just like it reads a modified com.apple.Boot.plist from EFI. I am not entirely sure. Maybe I am wrong.
  5. Thanks! I just saw this guide http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=76404 So Boot-132 does make it happen. The difference is placing all kext in the EFI partition, not in Apple installation. I am gonna try tonight.
  6. Hi, I am staying in 10.5.4 (original Kalyway 10.5.x) for a while because updating means reading more instructions and probably a non-working system. Recently, I surveyed the forum, and found three new methods other than a hacked DVD: 1. Install a retail Mac DVD from a working Mac + EFI 2. Boot-132, which also uses a retail DVD 3. EFI-x Honestly, I don't care if I can use a retail DVD or not. The only thing matters is updating from Apple directly without doing some hacking. I know the more vanilla a system is, the more possible that updating from Apple would works. Unfortunately, methods 1 and 2 still don't allow an easy update. Maybe from 10.5.0 to 10.5.1 works, but not for 10.5.2. So, my question is is EFI-x the only method can do this for now? I prefer some way in software cause EFI-X is expensive...
  7. Wow, this tutorial looks really great. I am having Kalyway installed now, buy I found it's to much trouble to install Apple updates. I am gonna give this a try. One more question: Will boot camp work on this settings like in a real mac? I want to install Windows and Ubuntu as well.
  8. I followed this guide to update to 10.5.4. PowerFix.pkg within the tutorial package fixed my shutdown problem. However, upgrading to 10.5.4 broke my PS2 keyboard and mouse. I followed the link on the first page and updated a kext file to fix the problem. Thanks for this guide!
  9. My system is 10.5.2 coming from: Kalyway 10.5.1 + Vanilla Kernel Kalyway 10.5.2 ComboUpdate and Graphic Patch And shutdown doesn't work for me. Since I already selected vanilla kernel during installation, is there any way switch to the sleep kernel??
  10. Nvidia G92 (8800GT) support in 10.5.2

    A noob question: If I do a fresh install from a retail 10.5.1 DVD, and use Apple's official update to update the system to say 10.5.4, my 8800gt should being recognized right away, right? I imagine the update will download the driver, and the system would recognize it and use the correct driver. In theroy, I don't need NVInject or something like that, right? I know there are different brands for 8800gt, but let's assume my card is the same one in a mac pro.
  11. Hi, This is just a chat topic. I am wondering why we still cannot use Apple retail DVD to install Leopard. The OS is for Intel CPU, and I think the hardwares in a Mac pro are like what we can buy from newegg. But we still cannot use Leopard DVD to install. Is there anything I am missing?
  12. Thanks! I replaced that kext, and now I can even choose legacy ide without problems. Before replacing the kext, Mac has problems recognizing my hard drive size during installation if legacy ide is used. And it hangs at the gray apple screen with a forbidden sign in the center during boot. The problem with native ide is that I'll have noticeable fps drop when I play team fortress 2 under vista, especially when there are lots of players on the screen. It happens whether or not AHCI is enabled. Now I have AHCI enabled and legacy ide. Should be best for hard drive performance.
  13. Hi, This thread is so great!! I have a P35-DS3L, and just installed Mac 10.5.2 on my desktop yesterday. This thread saves me a lot of time to error try different BIOS settings. I am pretty satisfied except one problem. If I enable AHCI, the installed hard drive becomes an yellow external hard drive symbol. I saw there is a kext in the tutorial to fix it, but the description says it will affect the hard drive performance. What does that mean? Using the kext to fix the problem is a bad idea? What bothers me is not the yellow symbol, it is it causes problems in my experience. When I first installed Kalyway 10.5.1, AHCI is enabled. During the installation, I saw the hard drive is yellow, but I didn't associate it to external hard drive. I thought it is just a new symbol for hard drive from Apple. And the installation hangs at 13%. Then I reboot and try to install the second time. This time, it hangs at 27%. But I wait 30 mins to reboot the machine. After I removed the DVD and reboot the machine, it went into Mac in the hard drive, and ask me information for the first boot. So the installation was finished. Somehow the installation screen just stuck there. But I am not comfortable with that. So I disable AHCI, format leopard partition and reinstalled again. This time, nothing weird happened. Every step is smooth, and I boot into Mac from hard drive. So I am sure that enable AHCI will cause some hard drive problems. Maybe the machine will hang at sleeping or at inactive. I don't want to disable AHCI because I have Vista and Ubuntu in the same disk, and Vista performs pretty well with AHCI enabled.
  14. Hi everybody, My desktop is running Vista + Ubuntu now. The mbr is occupied by Vista, and I use EasyBCD to edit vista bootloader. I am going to install Mac OS X in another partition in the same disk. And I still want to use EasyBCD to control multiple boot. I believe OS X will overwrite the mbr after installation. And after the installation, I cannot get into Vista. Am I right? So I am gonna need to restore mbr to vista. One solution I found on the web is using the command "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", and another is using a rescue button from Vista installation DVD. For the first one, I cannot find "bootrec.exe" neither from the DVD nor from my desktop. For the second one, it won't work if mbr is messed badly. ( I just followed this page http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Reco...er+from+the+DVD ) Does anybody know the second method will work? Or is there another simple way? Thanks