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  1. Yosemite: Audio - Realtek ALC AppleHDA

    Thanks toleda! I used the above method to enable Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH board’s audio (1150). Everything worked easily and smoothly. The only problem I have is that the front headphone jack is mono. I still need to verify that the audio jack isn’t the culprit.
  2. The Xcode project builds kext files that work more broadly. See the README file.
  3. Hi Zenith432, thank you for working on this. I just got a USB 3.0 ExpressCard (Transcend TS-PNU3). It works with you driver, but only in a very limited fashion. I can mount and use a USB 2 stick. Sleep causes it to be disconnected (with the appropriate Apple warning) and it is remounted after waking up. When I connect a USB 3.0 2.5 or 3.5 inch disk I get a kernel panic like the one above. If you need further details, I will try and help to get to the root of this. Have you considered merging this into your main line source? https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Generic-USB3
  4. I just had a wonderful few hours with my Lenovo S10e. The reason was this: I am misusing the netbook as a home server and it literally has served me well these past few month. Today I needed an ad-hoc wireless hotspot to share a 3G internet link with some wireless devices over WiFi. Most of these devices have 802.11n support, which the S10e lacks in its standard configuration. So I installed a Broadcom BCM43xx-based 802.11n card I had in storage after removing it from an iMac. It showed up immediately in the System Profiler and the menu bar. The problem: to my great chagrin I couldn’t actually activate AirPort. I also had previously wondered why Bluetooth was shown as missing in the menu bar. I had had it working a while ago. So I rebooted and went into the BIOS settings. Wireless was enabled there so that couldn’t be the reason. In a moment of divine inspiration I reset the BIOS to defaults and changed the boot order back to what I prefer. I had not changed anything else from the defaults before as far as I could remember. I made sure that mass storage was set to AHCI, saved and exited. And lo and behold: I could enable AirPort and it immediately showed me all the useless hot spots in the area! Sadly the odyssey didn’t end here. The next problem came up when I reattached my Realtek 8111DL-based Gigabit Ethernet ExpressCard/34. I have not tried hot-plugging the card, so I did that while the machine was off. I am using Lnx2Mac’s amazing RealtekRTL81xx driver. I doubt that it has hot-plug support, but I may be wrong. Upon booting the Ethernet driver was not loaded. That was quite annoying. I tried a lot of things, including another BIOS reset. Nothing helped. The WiFI worked, but the wired Ethernet didn’t, no matter what I tried. In the end, I reinstalled the 802.11g card that came with the S10e. I would be very interested in any ideas people might have to use both the 802.11n and the Gigabit Ethernet card at the same time. So to sum things up: If you can see an AirPort device in the System Profiler, but can’t activate it, try a BIOS reset. This may be limited to notebooks/netbooks that come with WiFi hardware preinstalled (the BIOS “knows” about the WiFi hardware). PCIe devices can interfere with each other. This probably is a BIOS issue as well. The default WiFi (Broadcom 4311) coexists well enough with the Ethernet ExpressCard in my S10e.
  5. ATI Radeon HD 4650 - any support QE/CI?

    After a lot of research and experimenting with a 1024MB “Club 3D Radeon HD 4650” I have come to the conclusion that a “black screen” apparently means that the framebuffer is set incorrectly. I have tried using Motmot and Shrike with this card and various bootloaders and enablers. If I get the black screen I can still use Screen Sharing form another machine to get a look at what the driver is rendering. So maybe this information is of help to someone.
  6. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    32-bit. The first 10.3.0 teateam kernel didn't work 64-bit and I have yet to try the fixed version.
  7. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    Are you using the latest kernel from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=197020 ?
  8. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    The only thing that doesn't work for me is the front panel mic input. Sleeps is fine. I have yet to get suspend-to-disk working, though. Normal sleep works. RealtekE1000SL does not break WOL for me. As a matter of fact I just woke up my Atom from this PowerBook a few minutes ago. You may want to try setting your Ethernet settings to manual and a fixed line speed.
  9. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    I'm really sorry to say that all I can do is guess what the result in your case might be: I don't think the DSDT will work for you as is. That said, I recommend just using a DSDT utility (I used DSDTSE.app) and start by ripping the settings you are currently using to a DSDT file and use that. Everything else should work for you as described above. The most important thing is to have backups. Specifically bootable backups in addition to a Time Machine backup. I always add two system partitions to my system. One as the first partition and another as the last. Both should optimally have exactly identical size, which is not always that easy to achieve. Do your research here. At the end of the day identical size makes cloning faster because you can use block level copies. In any case you can use something like the great SuperDuper! to do clones of a running OS. I use this before any changes to my system: 1. do a Time Machine backup 2. clone to the last partition with SuperDuper 3. boot from the clone (use Chameleon to switch to that partition) 4. make a disk image of the primary system partition and save it to the disk you also use for Time Machine 5. boot from the first partition and do whatever upgrades I want If anything should go wrong you can always just boot the last partition and use that to do work that is urgent or scan the disk image to prepare it for a restore and restore it to the primary. After the restore everything is back to where I started and all I have lost is a little time. Should you get an unstable system and only realize that after doing some work on the primary just backup your work, restore the disk image and restore your data from backup. Have fun!
  10. A big thank you for this teatime! The patched mach_kernel 10.3.0 is working fine on my Intel D945GCLF2.
  11. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    The patched mach_kernel 10.3.0 for Atom-based netbooks is working fine on my Intel D945GCLF2. 10.6.3 feels faster than 10.6.2, but that could be an illusion. I am using the attached DSDT.aml. It's a modified version of DamienValentine's 2009-11-13 dsdt. All I have done is remove the entry for the PCI WLAN card. It blocked my eSATA card. This is my setup: Chameleon Chameleon-2.0-RC3 + PCEFI 10.6 boot file. /Extra/Extensions EvOreboot.kext fakesmc.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ RealtekR1000SL.kext VoodooHDA.kext I recommend using Lizard.app to set up your com.apple.Boot.plist and smbios.plist files. You can download fakesmc.kext here. You may want to download the RealtekR1000SL.kext that works in Snow Leopard. VoodooHDA enables the Mic port and some of the front panel audio. Download it here. You can read more about it in English if you prefer that to Russian. All the rest is vanilla. The only thing that is puzzling me is that the Intel GMA 950 drivers still appear to be 32-bit only. If someone can shed some light on the claims of previous posts that you can run this board with a 64-bit kernel, please do. Don't forget to remove the AppleHDA.kext if you are using VoodooHDA.kext. Here is a version of teateam's installation instructions (moving from 10.6.2 to 10.6.3) modified for this board: 1. Download the Combo update 10.6.3 2. Download the patched kernel 3. Download the new SleepEnabler.kext (I use EvOreboot.kext instead) 4. Delete /System/Library/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext (if you used it previously) 5. Run the update process 6. Don't restart: replace the kernel first (see teatime's video for that) 7. Reboot 8. Go to /System/Library/Extensions and remove the newly installed AppleHDA.kext if you are using VoodooHDA 9. Copy the new SleepEnabler.kext to /System/Library/Extensions (alternatively EvOreboot.kext) 10. Run Kext Utility.app 11. Reboot 12. Done DSDT.aml.zip
  12. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    I have been using my D945GCLF2 first with a 1TB Samsung EcoGreen and then with a 1.5TB for more than a year now. It's working fine and even more stable than my G5 used to be. The old Chameleon (1.0.12?) I am using has not been causing trouble even when booting from a partition on the very end of the LBA space. There are supposed to be fixes for large disks in recent Chameleon versions. Experiencing no issues I didn't try those. Edit: It seems that those experiencing problems are using a single partition, while those without problems use separate system and data partitions.
  13. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    Have you tried something like SwitchRes?
  14. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    The mic works, if you use this VoodooHDA kext and the appropriate PrefPane from this post. The quality is OK. You can try my settings. There is just one issue: the settings are lost every time you boot or wake from sleep! The work around is to run voodoohdahelper in this case. Good Luck!
  15. D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

    This problem doesn't occur with a vanilla system. I am currently using this board with 10.5.8 and the kernel/System.kext from 10.5.6. It's running perfectly using the driver pack v2.5 + Realtek R1000.kext. Everything apart from front audio and audio-in works. 64-bit apps work and are a bit faster than their 32-bit counterparts. x86_64 does away with some old cruft from x86 and has more registers available, both of which make this a little faster.