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  1. does anyone have working WiFi? im struggling with a TP-Link pci card which supposedly should work natively. What wifi cards are you guys using?
  2. Hi, I want to get TL-WN851N wifi card working with my ASUS p6t deluxe running Leopard 10.5.6 retail with efi boot 132 http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...10.5.8#Wireless says that this card should work out of the box (actually on 10.5.8, i'm currently on 10.5.6) when doing lspci with OSX86Tools i get: 07:01.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Unknown device [168c:0029] (rev 01) I've edited IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros.kext/Contents/Info.plist and added a line to <key>IONameMatch</key> <array> [color="#FF0000"]<string>pci168c,0029</string>[/color] <string>pci106b,0086</string> <string>pci168c,1c</string> <string>pci168c,23</string> <string>pci168c,24</string> </array> However, i'm still not getting anything on system profiler. Any ideas what i need to do to get this card working?
  3. psykix, did you try on system preferences->Keyboard & mouse (keyboard tab) ->change keyboard type... ? Also, good luck with the dual boot. I stopped trying since i realised that windows kept overwritting the mbr of hybrid gpt partition. What i did is i bought a separate disk on which i installed windows xp x64 there. Crysis & GTA IV run beatiful on my mid-end card beware! i made the mistake of running the windows installer and install on the secondary hdd where the primary (boot) hdd would be leopard. oh what i mistake; i dont know what it did but whatever it was, made that secondary disk unmountable from mac. fsck won't help. disk utility would hang just by clicking the disk. Had to fix my main leopard disk boot, UNPLUG it (for safe), reboot windows installer, reformat all the partition and then install again now i have dual boot by pressing F8 during boot and choosing boot device. Probably some trick there is to have a boot menu for choosing both but i rather not become insane trying to figure out how
  4. I've heard legends that in theory, even if the installer won't install on a mbr partition, you could clone a gpt partition upon which leopard has been installed, and restore it onto a mbr partition, and it would boot.
  5. X58 Successes and Failures....

    there is at least one big thread for the X58 chipset: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132960 also, follow my sig to get to the asus p6t deluxe thread cheers
  6. i don't know, try creating a slimbuild boot disc the same as the one from Frankest1, but also add the AppleYukon kext thingie. Google insanelymac for the slimbuild method. Let us know your results
  7. fw drive won't hotplug

  8. ADI AD2000B audio codec

    wanted to check if there were any news on this one? i have it working on stereo mode. I was wondering if anyone is trying to get it the full hd audio to work. I was reading this http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=127819 and i can't find anything that is not applicable to this one
  9. Hi, thanks for the entusiasm Mad_noob , but i already have the 2 lan ports working without problem, the issue is that the LegacyYukonThingie2 that posted M J didn't worked for me, but some other which i mentioned 8 posts ago, so we were discussing what might be the reason for some people the same kext will work and not for others also, follow the posts on my sig to configure nvidia cards with qe/ci update: for getting HD Audio, i think it's worth giving this thing a try: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=127819 i'm going to try it possibly this week when i have ubuntu installed and can get the codec dumps to work with but, maybe this is not the right thread for this, so if i find out something, i'll post to this thread specific to the ADI ad2000b http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=115246 cheers mates
  10. yes, but it didn't show up on kextstat. So it wasn't loading, but i dont know why
  11. ok, after you spent countless hours customizing stuff to get your installation working, is not a bad idea to keep a backup of everything needed to reproduce the installation. Is really something straightforward to do (at least with the retail + efi boot approach) and i thought to comment my experience with it: step 1: backup root partition approach A: clone partition (tested) 1) open disk utility, click restore tab 2) select your root partition and drag it into source 3) select the target partition you will use to clone (the one i tried was formatted on Mac OS Journaled, on a GPT disc) 4) go ahead with the backup approach B: backup partition to a dmg image (untested) 1) Open disk utility, create new image 2) make the image to have the right size to fit your root contents 3) do the same from approach A, step 1, but now choose the image you created as target partition step 2: backup the EFI partition 0) sudo -s (always as root) 1) mkdir /Volumes/myEFI 2) mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/myEFI (needless to say, diskXs1 is your actual efi partition right?) 3) cp -R /Volumes/myEFI/ /my/backupEFI/folder/ 4) I installed the EFI following this guide: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=127330 so i also choose to keep the boot0 and boot1h bootloaders close to that folder, so you can reformat with them when needed! DONE! easy right? Now lets review the restore process: 0) sudo -s (always as root) 1) restore your root partition. if you followed approach A you don't need to do anything because your backup is already there. Not sure how to do this on the single-user mode terminal if you only have the .dmg image (suggestions?) anyways, whatever thing you do, write down the UUID of this restored partition (unless you are one of those that will have rd=/dev/diskXsY on their com.apple.Boot.plist kernel flag. in this case, you deserve to install everything from scratch anyways ) 2) basically you will do the same steps as you did to setup the EFI partition, but instead of copying files up and down on the EFI, just need to copy the files from your backup folder! ./fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdiskX dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXs1 ./fdisk -e /dev/rdiskX ( f 1 <enter> to make efi partition active, w y < enter> to commit changes, q <enter > to quit ) mkdir /Volumes/RestoredEFI mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/RestoredEFI cp -r /my/backupEFI/folder/* /Volumes/RestoredEFI/ vi /Volumes/RestoredEFI/com.apple.Boot.plist ( change your boot-uuid flag (lets hope you used that right?!) with whatever new uuid is the partition you restored on step 1 DONE!, now just boot on diskX and you'll boot on your restored partition
  12. thats the weird part M J; there is, inside /S/L/E/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns
  13. no, but if you have firewire HDD or devices plugged, by all means unplug them during installation. i had lots of KP otherwise
  14. fw drive won't hotplug

    Hi, As my signature says, i installed 10.5.6 retail with efi boot everything seems to be working. Audio is only stereo but besides that minor glitch everything is working great. The only annoyance is this: if i boot with the FW drive plugged, they will show up ok, but if i plug it after it has boot, it doesn't show up If the drive was plugged when i boot, and then i unplug, two things happen: if i replug in a short lapse (less than 5 minutes) they will reappear (in Finder), like an usual hot plugging it if i replug after longer (over an hour, maybe) it will not reappear any suggestions where to start attacking this issue? i found on the forums some people with problems mounting usb drives, but couldn't find anything concrete besides those vague references any idea what causes this?