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About smcpipint

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  1. Video Card question about Lion

    Well, I'm running a 8800GTX, which is technically not on the list, and it runs QE/CI/OpenCL
  2. Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS and Lion

    This may or may not have anything to do with your problem, but my 8400GS will not work on Lion using a DVI to HDMI cable. At all! But it works fine with a DVI to DVI cable to the same monitor.
  3. GA-G31M-ES2L

    For those interested, I've just updated my GA-G31-ES2C rig to Lion - xBoot method, Chimera bootloader. I needed the AppleRT8169Ethernet.kext from Realtek, and Voodoo HDA. Custom DSDT. All up and running, network, audio, QE/CI, etc. Lnx2Mac did not work for me at all - no ethernet. The only things to be careful of is that you have to have the com.Apple.Boot.plist settings right, otherwise the Lion installer will refuse to install, and also a wrong DSDT can give KPs on install.
  4. I'm just using the Psytar 32 bit driver; Bonjour worked oob. No ipconfigs, static IPs or anything.
  5. With an EFI string from EFI studio.
  6. Succesful retail install, issues

    1. Use Kext Utility to rebuild kext permissions and the cache after you install them. Or do it manually if you want. Snow is very sensitive to any permissions issues. 2. To fix the CMOS checksum, you need to patch you DSDT for RTC length. There are several guides on how to this on this site.
  7. Trying to understand Chameleon

    Not. It needs to be running in memory. So, e.g., you can boot via Boot-132, which can be on a CD or thumbdrive (which effectively get Chameleon into memory), then use Chameleon to "boot" a retail DVD Chameleon need to be on the boot drive. But that can be a CD or thumbdrive or whatever - you can then use that to boot the HD you have OS X on No, many OS X updates overwrite kexts, etc. Depending on how they're being loaded (e.g., there are ways to put kexts into hidden partitions), you may be more safe or less safe, but there's really no such thing as "completely eliminates"
  8. Got Snow up and running on my Gigabyte G31M-ES2C, and thought I'd post some brief notes on how. The Gigabyte G31M-ES2C is mostly the same as the GA-G31M-ES2L, so I mostly followed the guide here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181699 - I'll just focus on differences in procedure. The process I followed was: 1. Get the initial Snow Leopard install done - there are lot of ways to do this; Boot-132, Memory sticks, separate partitions, etc. Just choose one based on what you have available. I took the easy way, and used an existing Leopard system to do an install to a SATA drive in an USB enclosure from a standard Apple Retail DVD. The USB part for no reason other than that was the path of least resistance. 2. I then modified the installation (prior to booting it!), by: a. installing fakeSMC.kext, Openhaltrestart.kext(the 64 bit version) and NullCPUPowerManagement.kext into /System/Library/Extensions. All these kexts are from the post above. b. Installing Chameleon-2.0-r431. Note I installed manually, from the .bin file - I couldn't get the installer to work. c. Replaced the boot file with the 64 bit one from the post above. d. Added a com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra, copied from the previous 10.5.8 install on the same box, with an EFI string for the display. e. Adding a patched DSDT file. (patched for the CMOS reset bug). 3. Once I had the mods to the install done, I installed the SATA drive as a SATA drive, in connector 0, as some guides suggest that you can get KPs if the drive is not on zero. 4. Booted with -f -v. Note that at least one guide suggest not using -f; my experience was that not using -f results in KPs 5. That booted fine, but no network - the G31M-ES2C uses a Realtek Lan chip not supported out of the box. I then installed the Realtek 32-bit driver from here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...181133&st=0 6. The Realtek driver doesn't work with 64 bit, so I added the -x32 string to the kernel flags in com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra. (Note, I'm happy running 32 bit - by default, as I read the Apple docs, all Snow Leopard retail installs run 32-bit by default; only Server runs 64) 7. Reboot, and working. Working: QE/CI, networking, shutdown, Bonjour, etc, etc, no KPs over about 8 hours (so far) of operation Not yet paid any attention to: Audio Not working: Sleep (don't care, don't use it)
  9. I did that on 10.5.7, and it just worked, no changes to anything required.
  10. Question about the "sudo" command

    If you enter the wrong password at sudo you see something like: Sorry, try again. Password: Also, if you type exit, and then you get back to a prompt, then you were sudo'd. If you get "logout" and no prompt, you weren't
  11. USB Sound

    Don't know if I'd call it cheap, but the Behringer UCA202 has excellent quality - it blows away any other sound out option I've tried (including under Windows), and works out of the box with no drivers.
  12. No problem with a Gretag Macbeth Eye-One
  13. I've booted from e-sata drives with no problem at all, on both 10.5.5 and 10.5.6, both when recognized by OS X as removable (orange icons), and not
  14. 10.5.6 Released!

    Try these: http://rapidshare.de/files/41153635/AHCI_Fix_10_5_6.zip.html
  15. 10.5.6 Released!

    Find the AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext in the /build/Development subdirectory of the zip file, and then install it as you would any other kext. Kext Helper is probably the easiest way, if you don't want to mess with doing it manually.