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will chandler

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  1. Snow Leopard on Gigabyte Mobos

    I nuked a klunky, but functional leopard install on my old GA-945GCMX-S2 system, so I have been stuck trying to do a modern Snow Leopard install. I have researched for the past two weeks and I still have problems with the install. Could someone please help me? Here is what I have so far: My board is a Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2,revision 6.6 bios F6i. I followed MaLd0n's instructions in this thread. I booted with the Gigabyte BIOS iso, installed 10.6.0 from a retail disk, extracted my DSDT and patched with the gma950 and other patches specific to this board MaLd0n posted to this thread:DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards I also manually fixed the (Local0,Local0) problem, and allowed the patcher to automatically fix a "Length is larger than Min/Max" error it found. I renamed the "Extra_iMac9_1" folder to "Extra" and dragged it to my boot disk. I rebooted, installed 10.6.7 combo patch, rebooted and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r1349. I used an older version because I wasn't sure the newer versions would work. Now the system will boot on its own, but there are no resolution options in the system preferences other than 1024x768 which I specified in com.apple.boot.plist. Also, sleep freezes the system but not the display, and it won't wake. Any ideas how I can fix this? Regarding the GMA950 issue I found this page:Intel GMA 950 Snow Leopard Fix which claims that adding AppleIntelIntegretedFramebuffer.kext fixes the problem. Would removing the GMA950 DSDT patch and adding this help? If I can't get the integrated graphics to work, what's the best way to add a 256MB BFG GeForce 7900GS to the system. Kext, DSDT edit or what? On a basic note, if I do add kexts, should i use something like kexthelper to install them in System/Library/Extensions or just put them in Extra/Extensions? I haven't done further tweaks, like adding a kext to fix the sound or seeing if I need to install something to support the ethernet chipset. If there are other fixes that need to be done, I'd like to know. I know this is an old motherboard and an old thread. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. Will