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  1. I just got out my Powerbook G4 again and it works rather fine. I want to use MorphOS on it, but this OS isn't useable for everything, so OS X is still neccessary. I have really nice Leopard 10.5.8 installation now, but it's painfully slow if you're browsing in the internet, YouTube is fully impossible. Playing a normal avi is also not funny. I know from my OSx86 systems that Snow Leopard is the fastest OS X ever, so is the question: Will it be possible to make it work on PowerPC Macs? I searched a lot, some say it might, some say it won't, some say that some applications like the Finder are Intel only and whatever. At least, Shmexytaco created a thread about a Snow Leopard PowerPC kernel. It's some time ago, but at least there were some people interested. And getting Snow Leopard to work on a PowerPC Mac they would be much more usueable because there's a lot more software for Snow Leopard. The main part is of course the Snow Leopard kernel. The installer media should be created on an USB stick. It's possible to boot from USB devices on a PowerPC Mac, but you have to do it from the Open Firmware which has a rather strange command set. The installer stick should be as optimized as possible, that no updates can ruin the setup. This would be my ideas: - PowerPC bootloader - 10.6.8 PowerPC kernel - removal of all Intel code - removal of all Intel-Mac-only kexts - removal of iChat - removal of the App Store - removal of Rosetta - all updates and security updates included - additional software updates like iTunes, Quicktime and Safari included - will 'Startup Volume' preferences pane of Snow Leopard work with Apple Partition Table? - replacement of incompatible software with working versions of Leopard - the tool 'Monolingual' should be installed, to delete unneccessary languages (.lproj) in system files. This saves about 90.000 files and 30.000 folders! Installer Setup: - 10.6.8 MBR patch, I think this allows installation on all partition tables - maybe exchange of 'Startup Volume' utility - all languages and printer drivers will be kept - printer drivers not selected by default - X11 and Quicktime 7 selected by default Well, this would be like back in the days as everybody created an own installation DVD... So, what do you think about this? Would it be possible to install Snow Leopard on an PowerPC Mac? At least we installed OS X on PC hardware. And Snow Leopard should have enough 32bit Universal Binary code to work on a G4. And of course, there's the aspect of making use of PowerPC Macs. Only with Leopard they're nearly unusuable. With Snow Leopard it would be more interesting. Greets, naquaada.
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    Clover doesn't boot Windows 7 Legacy

    Hello, I'm using multiboot systems on one harddisk, but actual versions of Clover aren't booting Windows anymore. The last version that booted Windows 7 was Clover 3882, the last version with 32bit support. It was never possible for me to boot Linux from Clover, I did this always with EasyBCD using the Windows 7 bootloader. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Retail, no OEM version. My systems are all using Legacy BIOS and MBR partition table. I have only two UEFI boards and BIOS/MBR works fine, so I make all of them BIOS-compatible. If you do a good calculation it's no problem to create a 10-partition MBR drive in gparted. I have learned to hate EFI, my Chuwi Hi10 Pro tablet has EFI and a new Laptop of a friend had EFI, both are not even able to boot from a normal MBR USB stick. Well, my friend has now a Legacy compatible laptop which works much better. He got a Lenovo Legion Y520 for a great price, and we'll hope to get OSx86 working. So, why it's not possible to boot Windows 7 from a MBR partition anymore? Actually I'm using Clover 4200, but had newer versions tested. My standard MBR layout on all drives are looking like this: 128 MB Clover partition HFS+ (Primary/Active) xxx GB Windows partiton NTFS (Primary) xx GB Windows bootloader/swap partition (Primary) Extended partition xxx GB OSx86 (logical) ... and so on. The Windows swap partition contains the pagefile.sys and the bootloader, I also have the Firefox cache here, so these small files don't fragment the system partition. I'm using Clover 3882 on my Xeon 771 systems because I'm still using Leopard 10.5.8 for several reasons. But reverting to 3882 on my Core i7-3770-Systems to boot Windows sounds weird to me. Greets, naquaada.
  3. Hello, I'm searching a version of the AMD Framebuffer Utility for Mavericks 10.9.5. I always found archives with version 2.8, but this only works on Yosemite. Patching the info.plist made the application executable, but it didn't work. Is there a version working on Mavericks? This page mentiones, that the newer versions are written in Swift which is not compatible to 10.9. Greets, naquaada.
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    El Capitan on Chuwi Hi10 Pro

    Here is a complete list of the device ID's: Chuwi Hi10 Pro Atom x5-Z8300 Microcode Patch: 35f Media Devices: Intel SSD Audio Device Ven: 8086 Dev: 22A8 Realtek I2S Audio Codec Dev: 10EC Dev: 5651 Intel HD Graphics Dev: 8086 Dev: 22B0 Network: WLAN/Bluetooth Realtek RTL8732BS Ven: 024C Dev: B723 Selecteable network devices in the BIOS (untested): Broadcom BCM4356 PCIe module Broadcom 47521 GPS Intel CG2000 GPS USB: Generic USB Hub Ven: 214B Dev: 7000 Intel USB 3.0 Controller Ven: 8086 Dev: 22B5 Various: Intel SD Adapter Ven: 8086 Dev: 0F14 Bosch Accelerometer Ven: BOSC Dev: 0200 Capella Micro CM3218x Ambient Light Sensor Ven: CPLM Dev: 3218 eMMC Storage: Toshiba 064GEA 98196D8A (58.2 GB)
  5. Hello, I'm actually trying to test OSx86 on a Chuwi Hi10 Pro tablet. It has an Intel Atom Z8300 with Cherry Trail Graphics. I know it isn't supported very well, but this won't matter actually. I've found different Intel Atom kernels, that'll be enough for testing. But the USB stick isn't even booting. I created it on an 11 GB GPT partition for the installer and additional files, a second partition of 20 GB is for the OS. Clover 3423 is installed in EFI. I can select the partition in the boot menu, but then I just have a black screen, not even a blinking cursor. The only item blinking is the power LED. I've tried booting from USB 2.0 and USB-C, no difference. On my Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H I can boot in UEFI and run the installer, but on the tablet nothing happens. Any idea? Unfortunately, I don't have experience with UEFI and GPT at all, my systems are mostly older, so I'm using on all Legacy BIOS and MBR. So I could need some help even at the basics with UEFI. The UEFI should be 64bit because the drivers are only available for Windows 10 64bit, Windows 7 and probably Windows 8 won't install at all. The AptioV BIOS has lots of options, which makes configuring not easier. But it has no Legacy mode :-/ Greets, naquaada.
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    [HOW TO] Modification of AMD FB + Clover injection

    Hello, I have a Sapphire Radeon HD6870 with five ports: DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / 2x Mini-DP (last four on one slot) My actual monitor setup: 20" TFT on Displayport using passive DP-> HDMI adapter and HDMI-> DVI cable 27" 3D TV on HDMI Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid on DVI-D I've tried the unmodified driver with Duckweed and another one with Gibba framebuffer. Actually there's an Connector Patch entry in Clover, but there's still no success. I'm using Mavericks 10.9.5, graphics card ID is 0x6738. While booting, only the 20" TFT is on, the other displays are black. When the system is booted, both monitors is active, but the Cintiq is black, showing 'No input signal'. However, it is fully detected, opening the Wacom Center and the Android File exchange tool. The Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid is a 13,3" Cintiq HD with additional Android 4.2.1 tablet function. If I remove the displayport adapter from the graphics card, the screen changes to the Cintiq. But if I plug it in again, the 20" monitor doesn't tun on again. Has anyone an idea? Is it just a driver problem, or do I have to get an active DisplayPort adapter? It would be great to have an own screen for the Cintiq and optional be able to mirror it with the 3D TV if neccesary. The problem of using a 4:3 and 16:9 monitor simultaneously probably doesn't happen so often anymore. Actually I'm using my 27" TV and the 13" Cintiq simultaneously using an active HDMI splitter. This works fine, but using them independently as three monitors would be nice. However, I'm still not sure if my Radeon HD6870 is working correctly yet. It works fine, but in games like Plasma Pong I'll just get 59 fps. In Snow Leopard I have nearly 180 ! The whole 10.6 system is much faster. Any version above 10.9 is too slow to use. If I'm using Universe Sandbox 2 and have some higher graphics activity like a supernova, the temperature of the Radeon HD6870 can go up to 80°C ! The typical temperature is 59° C. Greets, naquaada.
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    Nvidia Enabler and SleepFix for Snow Leopard

    The dsdt.aml was created by a nice person for me who had a short time the same display, otherwise I didn't had a visible image at all. The model was set to iMac10,1. PStates and CStates was already checked. Sleep mode also doesn't work without SleepEnabler. So, after a fan cleaning the CPU fan errors are gone and after a BIOS patch they're also not on full speed. Unfortunately, the CPU temperature is now up to 85°C, and the Xeon L5430 has a maximum of 57°C...
  8. Hello, I got for my Dell XPS One A2420 a patched dsdt.aml and now I have working QE/CI in Mavericks ;-) Now I'm searching for a working NVinject for Snow Leopard and Leopard. The computer has a nVidia GeForce 9600M GT which is detected as Asus GeForce 9600M GT 0 MB, but it works fine in Mavericks. Now I need a nVidia Injector for Snow Leopard. I've tested different versions of NVinject, NVdarwin and NVenabler. All don't produce an text output, just ATY_init says 'card 649 is already set'. If anyone knows more versions, it would be great. All versions, Mavericks, Snow Leopard (and I presume Leopard) can't use sleep mode. I have SleepEnabler.kext in Mavericks and SleepEnablerNG.kext in Snow Leopard, they're loaded, but won't take affect. When entering sleep mode, the fans stay on and a simple press on the key reactivates the system. The Dell XPS One A2420 has an ICH10 chipset. My Zotac GeForce 9300 ITX boards also have no working sleep mode. Leopard has booting problems, mostly depending on AppleACPIPlatform.kext, later IOUSBFamily.kext. Other problems: The RICOH card readers won't be detected, I used patched VoodooSDHC.kext and AnyCardReader.kext. Because the volume is too high for the speakers with VoodooHDA audio, I'm searching for alternate ALC262 drivers. But until now I've really not found so much. The last problem is hardware-related, I upgraded the system to a Xeon L5430, the CPU is fully detected in the BIOS, but the fans stay on all the time. During booting, I get the message 'CPU fan failed' 'System fan failed' which is a common problem of these machines. The CPU is also too hot, about 65-68°C average. Greets, naquaada.
  9. I have completely removed AppleEFIRuntime.kext, now Leopard and Snow Leopard are working. If you want to use Leopard, you must use Clover 3882 because it's the last version with 32bit support. 10.6 also boots with newer versions.
  10. Is a Mobility Radeon 4670 working with Mavericks, Snow Leopard and Leopard? I've actually an GeForce 9600M GT installed and I always get a black screen when I'm not booting in VESA mode.
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    Dell XPS One 24 (A2420) last issues

    Hello, I still have no full graphics support for my machine. I also have to mention that it has a nVidia GeForce 9600M GT, not a 9300. I've installed Windows and got some EDID information: DumpEDID v1.06 Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Nir Sofer Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net ***************************************************************** Active: Yes Registry Key: DISPLAY\NVD0200\5&35bb696a&0&UID50331920 Monitor Name: t Flat Panel Manufacture Week: 45 / 2002 ManufacturerID: 50234 (0xC43A) ProductID: 512 (0x0200) Serial Number (Numeric): 0 (0x00000000) EDID Version: 1.3 Display Gamma: 1.00 Horizontal Frequency: 29 - 75 KHz Maximum Image Size: 32 X 20 cm (14.9 Inch) Maximum Resolution: 1920 X 1200 Support Standby Mode: Yes Support Suspend Mode: Yes Support Low-Power Mode: Yes Support Default GTF: No Digital: Yes Supported Display Modes : 1920 X 1200 60 Hz ***************************************************************** Of course other display modes are supported, too. This is the EDID Hex String: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 3A C4 00 02 00 00 00 00 2D 0C 01 03 80 20 14 00 EA A8 E0 99 57 4B 92 25 1C 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 34 3C 80 A0 70 B0 23 40 06 1E 44 00 42 C9 10 00 00 18 00 00 00 FC 00 4E 76 69 64 69 61 20 44 65 66 61 75 6C 00 00 00 FC 00 74 20 46 6C 61 74 20 50 61 6E 65 6C 00 00 00 00 FD 00 00 3D 1D 4B 10 00 00 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 F2 I inserted it in Clover and added the set the Vendor ID to 0xC43A and the Device ID to 0x0200. DualLink and BootDisplay entries are deactivated, also any patches depending GFX0. Doesn't work with one or two video outputs, Windows device manager shows one entry. Still no success, always a black screen. Any ideas?
  12. Hello, I'm digging out this old thread because I have this problem in Mavericks 10.9.5. As usual, holding F12 ejects the DVD and Ctrl+F12 opens the restart requester. That worked afer a clean install in 10.9.0 (including transferred user account) but after the update it doen't work anymore. In other programs the F-Keys have their functions, in the Finder the keys F1 - F12, and Print/Scroll/Pause do nothing and just bring the error sound. Everything what happens is that in the Finder the last icon is selected. An exception is the F5 key, which also selects the last icon, but doesn't give out an error sound. This error occurs on my Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H. I also have Snow Leopard on it installed, there is no error. The error also doesn't appear on my Zotac board and my Dell XPS One A2420. I'm using the menu tool 'Butler' and if I want to assign a hotkey to F1-F15 it shows a message that this key is already assigned. Is there a method to find assigned hotkeys? There's nothing in 'keyboard->shortcuts'. The problem also exists if the Finder is deactivated. EDIT: Weird. It's an older mouse/keyboard combination 'Logitech Cordless Internet Pro', with a bigger RF receiver with one USB and one PS/2 connector. I installed the 'Logitech Control Center' for Mavericks and now I have some more settings for the mouse, but not for the keyboard. The error was still there. Then I changed the keyboard to another USB port - The eject and shut down functions are working again!
  13. Hi, I got for not much money this all-in-one-system and it's rather nice, especcially the very bright 24" 1920x1200 display is great. It has a 25W JBL speaker system with subwoofer, a slot-in DVD drive on the right, USB, Firewire, Audio and card reader ports on the left side. On the back are more of these ports, also a video-in connector (needs a breakout box) and an antenna jack. It's used f.e. for DVB-T, so it's a Mini-PCI-E card which can be used for other purposes. The XPS One has a nice feature: Come with your hand next to the right side and some touch buttons light up, for volume, DVD eject and display off. Mouse and keyboard are from Logitech, the keyboard has an inbuilt trackpad and some sensor function keys which light up blue (except record which is red). A pairing button is on the left back side of the computer. Specifications: - Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 GHz - 4 GB RAM (actually single channel) - GeForce 9300M GT 512 MB (MXM2 card) - Intel ICH10 SATA AHCI Controller - Realtek ALC262 Audio - Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit LAN - Broadcom 4328 WLAN - Bluetooth - LSI Firewire controller - Ricoh card controllers - integrated Logitech keyboard/trackpad + mouse controller - FINTEK eHome Infrared Transceiver Working on 10.6.8,10.9.5 and 10.12.4: - Audio (VoodooHDA) - LAN (AppleIntelE1000e.kext) - WLAN (Broadcom43xxFamily.kext) - Bluetooth - Firewire - Logitech devices - eHome Transceiver (with Mira 1.5) WLAN nees the driver for 10.6, 10.9 works OOB, 10.12 doesn't work at all. Sound over speakers is a bit problematic, there's loud noise if the volume is too high. I tested various VoodooHDA.kext settings. Not working: - Sleep mode - Ricoh card drivers (tested modified VoodooSDHC.kext) - Only a few hardware sensors are recognized - Additional media keys on the keyboard - Touch keys on the device As usual the biggest problem is the graphics, this will follow now a bit more detailled. Of course, it was clear that it would be difficult to get an Mobile 9600 GT working. But it's not so bad at all. If the Clover settings are correct, it is detected as 'Asus GeForce 9600M GT 0 MB'. The card will work in VESA mode only, and it's not even too slow. Sometimes are artifacts, which will disappear quickly. Only in Sierra the graphics are very slow, but Sierra is also on my other systems much too slow. While booting, the nVidia kexts are initialized, these are loaded: GeForceTesla.kext NVDANV50HalTesla.kext NVDAResmanTesla.kext NVDAStartup.kext The problem is, booting without nVidia VESA mode the screen switches black. I presume the EDID is wrong and set to the wrong monitor output. The computer doesn't have a second output. But it gets worse: It's not possible to read out the EDID information or the Video BIOS with Darwin Dumper. Well, the Video BIOS I got from Clover, but I haven't found a way to get the EDID information. I don't have Windows installed and I'm no Linux expert. Not enough? The display has also a speciality. The support said that it was made by Samsung, this should be 0x1099. But I get these ID's Vendor ID: 0x756e6b6e Device ID: 0x0717 Isn't this a bit long for a vendor ID? Or had anyone else 8-digit ID's yet? In the IOReg entries this ID is used, too. This is the IODisplayPrefsKey: IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/P0P2@1/IOPP/VGA@0/NVDA,Display-A@0/.Display_boot/display0/AppleDisplay-756e6b6e-717 So, has anyone an idea how to fix EDID information or nVidia settings to get the internal display working? I never had an nVidia card, my ATI cards worked much easier. But it can't just be done by Andy's FixEDID tool and DisplayMergeNub.kext, because I'm using mainly 10.5 and 10.6 on this machine. Thanks, naquaada.
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    Using ExFat on 10.5.8

    I'm digging out this very old thread because I have the same problem. I found this project on github, but I never managed to compile these things. Has someone a compiled version or could do this for me? An Intel driver would be enough, but Universal Binary would be better because I have PPC-Macs, too. Greets
  15. The first netbooks running with 10.5 and 10.6 used the Intel Atom processor, I think the support was skipped in 10.7 or 10.8. However, the Intel Atom still exists, but of course now it is a few generations newer. You find it in various devices, from tablets up to Mini-PCs like this one. The most of these devices have 2 GB of RAM, that's not much, but I worked for years with 4 GB. Here's a comparison between the very common Core 2 Duo E8400 and the Atom Z3735F. It may not the powerfulst processor, but well. I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet with 13,3" screen. I don't like it very much, I prefer Android 4 than 5, then there's the block to write on SD-cards and various Android apps are not working on the Atom. Although its issues, I prefer my old Voyo A15 tablet. Lenovo is a well known company, so perhaps it would be an idea to fix OSx86 for their tablets. It wouldn't be possible to run powerful software, but you can't do this on any tablet. But it may be more interesting to run real software, not just some apps. I'm not writing this because I want to have a new use for my tablet. But the Intel Atom is not dead, and even if Apple doesn't, why should we not add support for it again? There are also a lot of low-power Mini-ITX boards with a soldered Atom which doesn't need a fan, this would be a nice system for a HTPC or a OS X server. What do you think?
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