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  1. Hi Idoc, It looked like you've solved the HDMI audio and also SPDIF, would it be OK if you can let us ( as a few of us also having similar HDMI audio issues ) how exactly we can use the .zip file and DSDT, as I did NOT use to work around /Extra and the DSDT. Help me out in terms on giving me the detailed steps on what exactly I need to do with this .zip file. Thanks a million ! Lai
  2. Hi you just need to go to the BIOS Advance tab, choose IDE Configuration, and then make sure you choose AHCI, and not SATA Then press ESC and continue to choose USB Configuration, choose on the Full SPeed, not HiSpeed. These are the 2 only changes you need to do before you install. Hope this help.
  3. Hi sorry for late reply...The only difference between my installation versus yours is I am using the 10.6.0 Retail DVD, not the latest 10.6.3 Retail DVD, and that might be the prime reason of causing the APple Logo freezing...I cloned that Retail DVD to one of my friends and he could successfully install the SL as I did by following exactly the same BIOS settings. AHCI, USB set to Full Speed and NOT Hispeed. Do you have any FTP site, I can try uploading the Retail 10.6.0 .DMG to you and then you can try asking someone who's got either a real Mac or Hackintosh to use Disk Utility to make a DVD ( you need a Double Layor DVD !) Cheers
  4. OK, how about you send an email to my GMAIL lks3197@gmail.com and let me know what file/path/directory you want, I will try zipping or compressing them and send them to you...hopefully within the size of the GMAIL mail. Lai Hi Nayuna, too bad to hear the news, but it should not be the case, as one of my vendor follow exactly what I did and he did get through the installation process completely and smoothly. Did you see the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] logo at least after it boots and did you see the Snow Leopard Install Disk icon ? Or are you using the Retail SL DVD 10.6 ? Lai
  5. Nayuna, I will try to research in the internet on how to resolve the HDMI audio, but it will definitely take time. Until then, you shall try the OSX installation first and if you have some other Bluetooth Speaker(s)/audio at least it serves the sound purpose as an interim. I hope also to fix the HDMI audio, but finding a right fix on all these peripheral related issues is a real pain and all I'll do is keep trying at my leisure time. Until then, wish you good luck and happy new year 2011 Roger Nayuna, You may want to check on Post #759 which I cut & paste the contents here You may be able to get audio via HDMI cable from your computer to LCD TV. What do you need? - DIY. - OS X 10.6.3 ? (I tested on this one.) Important! You must get AppleHDA working for your sound card and have Digital Output. - Nvidia graphic cards that have a "native HDMI" port (or may be some working graphic cards via DVI-HDMI adaptor). - An audio cable connecting between SPDIF input on Nvidia graphic card and SPDIF output on mainboard, see your manuals and test it on Windows OS. - AppleHDA.kext 1.8.4fc3 (10.6.3), never test older ones. - Absolutely an HDMI cable. - Digital Out will be chosen in Sound Preferences. - You need to set GFX string with DVI/DVI (NVCAP) or use DSDT for graphic enabler. CODE "NVCAP", Buffer (0x18) { /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, Alphonse tested on 9400GT and I tested on 9500GT. Alphone and I have the same LCD TV, Samsung B650 series so I have no idea this will or will not work on other LCD TVs. He told me that he got audio via an HDMI cable. So, I borrowed 9500GT that has a native HDMI port from my brother for testing and then I got it working. But, I got something weird about Sound Preferences after I selected Digital Out. I have read some people are using GTX260 or higher can work on OS X 10.6.3 via DVI-HDMI adaptor so they might be able to get sound via HDMI by selecting Digital Output. Good luck. I've NOT tried that out, but this may be the solution.
  6. Hi Nayuna, You asked a similar set of questions which another net friend asked me. Unfortunately up to now, the HDMI audio did not seem to work properly in OSX ( but it works perfect for all audit, ie Line Out, HDMI ) and hence when I tried Plexapp, the audio only works when I connected a Bluetooth Headset with it. For non-Plexapp, like Front Row, the Line Out and Bluetooth headset work both. I did not install any remote hardware or software so far, because my ZOtac normally is used to boot Windows 7 Ultimate for my family as they don't like to use OSX, except me. The Wifi card is NOT stable and it requires frequent activating of the Wifi Profile, when it sleeps. Apart from above 2 minor short falls, I am still happy with this cheap option of OSX with quite acceptable WIndows 7 performance. Since I have a real Macbook Pro ( 2007 model ), I am now able to use OSX any time when I need them. Recently, when my family use my Macbook Pro ( with bootcamp ) to run WIndows, then I can't use OSX. Cheers, Roger
  7. Hi Nayuna, wish you good luck and success. Feel free to share with me, should there be any issues. Roger
  8. Not exactly I didn't feel the degradation on the USB ports' speed. I think the setting of the BIOS is more to bypass the AppleUSBECHI...errors, I don't know. I applied a external USB 2.0 HDD on Time Machine backup and it did perform like at USB 2.0 speed
  9. It's actually a Celeron Duo Core U2300 1.2GHZ CPU Ultra Low Voltage (CULV), you can check in out from Zotac official website under the Zotac ZBOX Mini PC series Model is HD-ND22.
  10. Thanks, but since setting the BIOS on FullSpeed mode on USB can enable all the USB ports and I could even run Time Machine to backup the OSX86 without any issues, so I won't risking to install the USB Rollback as it's NOT like normal Mac Snow Leopard, every time we install any patches, or updates, will need to bear the risk of encountering kernel panic. As far as current setup with 10.6.4 works fine, I would rather stick with that. Anyway, thanks.
  11. Basically no .kext required except the RA2860 PCIe Wifi driver and you need to download it from the www.ralinktech.com.tw to download the correct Wifi driver in .dmg Good luck
  12. I got the Wifi working as well, please go to this website to download the Mac driver for RA2860 PCIe Wifi and install that, after reboot, the wifi adaptor should be working....Enjoy. http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=3 Lai
  13. Zotac HD-ID11

    hey, try the ZBOX HD-22 which is a better model, I got Snow Leopard installed just over this week end, everything works, except the Wifi which can't find .kept so far. you can view my post I just added. do a search on zotac zbox HD-22 and follow the instructions and YouTube video Good luck
  14. from Lai in HK: I purchased a Zotac ZBOX HD-22 Intel Celeron Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, Nvidia ION Chipset with 9300 Graphic Adaptor, 250GB HDD. Over last 3-4 weeks trail-n-errors on installation of OSX 86 10.6.x, and finally got it work using - [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] loader ( to be downloaded from internet ) - Snow Leopard Retail DVD BIOS changes - Need to switch HDD SATA mode to AHCI - Enable only USB 2.0 FullSpeed mode, and don't choose HiSpeed mode, otherwise will get AppleUSBECHI errors and USB ports will NOT work, except keyboard and mouse when after booting [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], press F5 and take out [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] CD, insert Snow Leopard retail DVD, wait until Snow Leopard DVD Install icon appears, and press <Enter> to install, and don't give any EFI flag, e.g. don't use -v -f, etc. Just let it boot And you should be ok to boot into the OSX 86 setup. Better to use a blank new SATA 2.5" HDD Everything works, Core Extreme works, USB works, LAN works, Sound works. Except unable to recognize the Asure Technology built-in WiFi, may consider using Dlink USB Wifi as a working Wifi option. youtube video on installation: Good luck.