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About themusicalduck

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  1. I have been looking at getting a large SSD for a while and found myself stumbling upon an auction for the above in title with a few minutes left at a very low price. Happy with myself to have bought such a high performance SSD for a quarter of the retail price, I was dismayed to discover later on that there are no drivers for this card in OSX. In my mind SSDs are standard, but clearly that isn't the case when they use an inbuilt RAID controller. So before I put this card back on ebay, I thought I would make some posts asking if anyone, anywhere had some ideas on making this thing work in OSX. The controller is an LSI SAS2308. I did discover this thread here - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285197-driver-for-lsi-megaraid-sas-family/, but it does not support this controller. I also edited /S/L/E/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext/Contents/Info.plist to include the device ID (discovered on Linux through lspci, it doesn't come up in system information), but it made no difference. Any ideas? I'm on Yosemite. Thanks.
  2. Edit: Possibly have fixed this. I got my screen back to normal by setting the resolution in Clover to 1024x768. It seemed like CPUSensors.kext was causing the reboots. Since I removed that kext from the FakeSMC.kext Plugins folder, I've not had the problem again. I have a generally very stable, vanilla hackintosh running that works perfectly well once it is booted. The problem is that occasionally it will fail to boot and restarts after a few seconds. I'm using the latest version of Clover. Hardware - Gigabyte GA-z77x-up5 TH, HD4000 graphics, OCZ SSD and not much else of interest. It's very difficult for me to see what the issue is because when I boot in verbose mood, my screen for some reason looks like this. Completely unreadable (if anyone has an idea why this happens, I would appreciate some advice on it too. I'm using a mini displayport to active DVI-D adaptor for my 1440p Korean monitor). I also can't seem to find any log of the boot anywhere. I actually tried running Clover in debug mode, but as I figured, it only shows information about starting Clover itself, not the boot process. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  3. I used the AR5BHB92 and if I remember right, I think Windows installed the drivers for it automatically. Not quite the same model as yours, but chances are even if you can't find a driver for it online, it'll work ok (especially on Windows 8). I can't be sure of course without trying it though. My new problem: I actually passed down my T510 onto my sister not long ago and she wanted OSX on it, so I did a fresh install in the same way I did (10.8.2). She says she gets occasional freezes (not kernel panic I don't think, it just freezes and she has to hard reset). And also an NTFS drive I put in the second drive bay "disappears" from Finder occasionally. I don't remember having either of these problems when I used it. Does anyone have any ideas about what I could suggest to her for a fix? Or to find out what's happening? The freeze problem is more pertinent at the moment. I already suggested permissions repair and disk verify (the disk is fine apparently, despite her knocking it off the sofa once while it was running..) It's a bit difficult for me to spend time on it diagnosing the problem myself because she lives > 100 miles away.
  4. I might consider using a full sized card then, since I don't think I'll ever need the WWAN card. Although the one you suggested is a bit pricey compared to the half sized one. There's also this http://www.ebay.co.u...N-/170834184793 which certainly looks like it's identical to the other cards. So it might fit fine. Do you know if the speed problem is to do with that particular chipset or half sized cards in general?
  5. What is the best way to go about enabling proper wifi? Does the Atheros AR9280 AR5BHB92 work well in ML or is there a better option? Is it difficult to install? (doesn't appear too bad from this page - http://support.lenov...ocID=MIGR-74460). Would using an Expresscard slot adapter be better?
  6. Are you booting with Chameleon or Chimera? I had a similar problem (I can't remember how far exactly it got through the boot process), but only when I tried to boot from a version of Chameleon that was too old (it was the version I had installed with Snow Leopard on the SL partition). I had also installed Lion to another partition to start off with like you have. It sounds like you can boot from the drive that has only ML on, which suggests this might exactly not be the problem. I suppose it depends how you installed Chameleon/Chimera to the ML partition though. You could try to install the latest bootloader to the parition or just see if it tells you what version you have on the bootloader screen and check it isn't too old. I used the myHack method to install ML and it installed the right version of Chameleon for me automatically, but it did also overwrite my MBR (which I fixed by reinstalling GRUB).
  7. Thanks for the info on the firewire. Good to see it works. What is the PXHCD.kext attachment for? Is that related to firewire? Google suggests it is to do with USB 3.0.
  8. Could be onto something there. The laptop went into sleep mode while I wasn't there, before I had remembered to disable it in power settings. Although the KP didn't happen until a little while after wakeup. Hopefully it won't happen again. Thanks for offering to check the firewire. It'll be good to know if it works properly.
  9. Has anyone tried out the firewire with ML yet? According to System Information, the firewire is detected: FireWire Bus: Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec I'm considering buying an audio interface and just wondering if it's worth trying out a firewire one. Also, been getting occasional NVDAResman.kext kernel panics lately in 10.8.2. Not sure if it's because of the eGPU or something else. It generally just happens when doing something pretty simple.
  10. I had a similar problem when I upgraded. There is a kext that was replaced by the upgrade, if I remember right it was AppleACPIPlatform.kext. If you can replace that kext with the one Joshhh provided while in safe mode, then it should fix it.
  11. It's probably because you are using the Intel graphics which aren't supported as well under OSX. You could try using this http://www.osx86.net...ics_latest.html or http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2516 - although I don't think it supports QE/CI, but it might at least allow you to boot.
  12. Yeah, I did update the dsdt too, also renewed the kernel cache. Still not sure why it didn't work. Seems like something catastropic and probably unrelated has happened anyway, since everything has gone completely wrong and none of my preferences will be saved, if it even boots up and even getting some KPs. Since my time machine backups seem to be useless, I guess I'll be reinstalling, so I'll try the new kexts out then and report back. Making a video might be a good idea actually. Although for now, here's a picture of ML running with triple screens, two powered by the eGPU - http://i.imgur.com/8KUwW.jpg (and token laser eyed cat).
  13. joshhh, I've done some testing with my GTX 260 as an eGPU and it works pretty well, even multiple GPU works so you can drive the laptop display and an external at the same time. I haven't tested video editing because I don't have any software for it, but 1080p video plays just fine in VLC through the eGPU. There's only one problem though. Apparently there is a bug in ML that causes random WindowServer crashes when you use multiple GPUs at the same time. This article talks a bit about it http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57485204-263/mac-pro-users-experiencing-random-log-outs-in-mountain-lion/ This is a problem with all Macs that have more than one GPU, not just hackintosh and I've experienced the problem quite a bit. Apparently it's a bug that has been around for a while. It seems like the only fix is to not use spaces or mission control, although other intensive desktop effects might cause it too, but since I disabled spaces the problem hasn't happened. So the eGPU is pretty good, as long as you don't mind not using spaces. Also, the onboard audio stopped working for me after I started using your new kexts and dsdt. I decided to try and use the older AppleHDA.kext to see if it fixed things, but somehow (I have no idea how) this has broken things pretty badly.. currently trying to restore from a backup (which is proving to be difficult, because when I boot the installer and select Restore from Backup, it says "This backup was made on another Mac and cannot be used"). I'll do more testing when I fix it up.
  14. KP issue fixed - I used the myHack method to install, and it turns out it had installed a bunch of it's own kext files in a folder myHack.kext, which were conflicting with joshhh's kexts. I removed myHack.kext and everything is working great now. However, two kexts I did keep from the myHack ones were ApplePS2Controller.kext and ApplePS2Trackpad.kext (uploaded here if anyone else wants to try them https://dl.dropbox.c...36/ApplePS2.zip) rather than use VoodooPS2Controller.kext. It seems to make the trackpad run a bit smoother. I also removed NvclockX.kext as it would cause occasional lockups (maybe because of the eGPU).