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About wildstar1063

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  1. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    Well, I finally got Snow installed on my P5K Pro. I installed from the retail CD from my Leopard installation on to a SATA drive attached to an X-Drive USB 2.0 SATA to USB adapter. The SATA drive plugs in to the X-drive base, and the base hooks up to the USB. After installing I booted in to the installation using RebelEFI, and installed Jimmy's P5K-Family_10.6.2.pkg, NVEnabler 64.kext (Graphics card), IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector (Orange drive fixer), then installed the Chameleon 2 RC3.pkg I was then able to boot in to the drive, and installed all of the updates to bring me up to 10.6.5. It has been working for 2 days, with the drive attached to the USB, with no problems (I don't use Sleep, so I do not know if that works.) but sound, internet/network and graphics (EVGA 8800GT 512) all work fine. Itunes connects to my Gen 1 Apple TV via WiFi, and to my iPad through the USB. My MagicJack USB phone works, and my USB Flash drive. It Recognizes the printer and USB drive connected to my Airport Extreme router. I thought I had read elsewhere that there were USB issues, but I don't seem to be having them. Could someone elaborate on what the USB issues are? Also Jimmy, I know you don't monitor here very often, as you are mostly out of the hackintosh world, but I'd like to know what problems you had with bluetooth? I was thinking about getting a bluetooth USB Dongle, and I'd like to know what issues to look for. I had tried this installation a while back on an old drive, and it worked, but the drive crashed about a week later. When I emailed Jimmy about it working, He suggested I go to kexts.com and update the kexts provided in his package. I started to do that tonight, and downloaded the VooDooHDA 2.7.2 Kext, and installed it, but it did not work, No sound from any program, and a hissing sound from the audio and a strange grating noise when I moved the volume slider. Do I need to edit something in the KEXT? Could some of you that are using this kext with Snow tell me what version you are using? At any rate I have unplugged the drive from the USB and plugged it in to a SATA port on my computer, and if it keeps working I will Clone it over to the boot partition on my 1tb main drive. About the time I get this all working Lion will come out and it will be time to start all over. Thanks Chuck E.
  2. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    I'm just curios what the current status of a Snow Leopard install is for our boards? Are there directions for such an install such as what jimmy has in this thread? What works and what does not? and what are the major issues with general day to day usage. Thanks Chuck E.
  3. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    I tried to install the Microsoft Silverlight package, but the installer keeps telling me it won't install, because it will not work on a PPC machine. My Core 2 Duo, is hardly a Power PC. Has anyone else had a problem installing this product on their installation? Thanks Chuck E.
  4. Has anyone managed to get a stable install of Snow Leopard on their P5K board? If not what are the major sticking points? Thanks Chuck E.
  5. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    I've been reading everyones experiences with 10.5.8, and am considering the upgrade. If I download and install the upgrade, then install the P5K-Family_10.5.8 KEXTS PACK INSTALLER, and re-boot should everything come up normally, except the Yukon ethernet, which I will have to copy or edit the kext again? I Currently have 10.5.7, and my specs are in my signature, I'm just trying to be sure before I upgrade. Also Is it correct that there is a new kext for my audio that stops all the popping and crackling? Thanks Chuck E.
  6. SCSI Card

    Is anyone using a SCSI Card in their machine, I need to pull some info off of some SCSI drives from my old G4, but I need to get a SCSI card that will work with my P5K Pro Setup, or is there a SCSI to USB 2.0 or fire wire adapter? Thanks Chuck E.
  7. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    @ViniciusMaran, I would think your xBench scores would be higher with a Quad Core. I have a P5K Pro with a Core 2 e8500 and 4 gigs of ram, and an EVGA nVidia 8800 GT. I just got a 223.26 on my xBench score, with all tests. I also Have Geekbench, and got a 4347 for the 32 bit test and a 4853 for the 64 bit test. Here is my Xbench Printout for comparison: Results 223.26 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.7 (9J61) Physical RAM 4096 MB Model MacPro3,1 Drive Type WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 CPU Test 215.10 GCD Loop 372.53 19.64 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 180.84 4.30 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 150.39 4.96 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 267.93 46.65 Mops/sec Thread Test 423.22 Computation 554.09 11.22 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 342.36 14.73 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 222.70 System 276.27 Allocate 348.16 1.28 Malloc/sec Fill 232.85 11321.67 MB/sec Copy 270.86 5594.49 MB/sec Stream 186.53 Copy 174.63 3606.84 MB/sec Scale 179.86 3715.78 MB/sec Add 197.05 4197.63 MB/sec Triad 196.72 4208.33 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 318.53 Line 249.34 16.60 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 338.03 100.92 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 273.42 22.29 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 264.47 6.67 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 775.34 48.50 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 200.37 Spinning Squares 200.37 254.18 frames/sec User Interface Test 523.29 Elements 523.29 2.40 Krefresh/sec Disk Test 101.93 Sequential 167.33 Uncached Write 177.36 108.89 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 174.12 98.52 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 127.49 37.31 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 213.73 107.42 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 73.29 Uncached Write 26.41 2.80 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 333.51 106.77 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 116.38 0.82 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 195.21 36.22 MB/sec [256K blocks] Maybe if you get several people to provide their scores, you can compare them to find where your slowdown is. Thanks Chuck E.
  8. No DVD drive with Marvell 88SE6102

    I have installed the modified kext, and it worked just fine on my 10.5.6 boot 123 install, the only thing odd is I noticed that the drive shows up in system profiler as a SATA drive, and nothing shows up under ATA. I only used it to copy info from my old drives from my previous G4 powermac, to my new Hackintosh box, and that was almost two months ago. I have recently upgraded to 10.5.7, and have not had a chance to test, as I do not currently have a ATA/IDE drive installed. Thanks Giorgio Chuck E.
  9. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    For my self. I'm not getting nor have I ever gotten the random kernel panics I have seen in other posts, The only one I had gotten was at boot immediately after the 10.5.7 upgrade, I installed the P5K-SE_10.5.7.pkg, and re-booted. It would get to a certain point in the boot cycle and the screen would grey out from top to bottom, and tell me I had to restart. over and over. Replacing the AppleHDA.kext with the old one I had saved before starting the upgrade, fixed that problem, and I boot normally now, and the system is rock stable. It's like the AppleHDA,kext you added to the P5K-SE_10.5.7.pkg, did not get installed over the new one from the upgrade, but when I did it manually from Kext Helper, It installed, and would boot just fine. Thanks for all your hard work Chuck E.
  10. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    -X will boot you in safe mode. If you type a "?" at the "boot:" prompt it will show you the boot options Chuck E.
  11. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    I updated to 10.5.7 on my P5K Pro, and tried using the P5K-SE_10.5.7.pkg, but I got the kernel panic on restart anyway. Fortunately I had read here that the P5K-SE_10.5.7.pkg did not work for some, so I saved my 10.5.6 AppleHDA.kext file before doing the upgrade, and just booted in to safe mode (-x) and copied it back using the "Kext Helper" app. For some reason, I also lost my ethernet, and had to go back in to IONetworkingFamily.kext and re-edit it for my network adapter. Has anyone used "PlistEdit Pro"? It's a really nice utility for editing Plist's I also had the Orange drive icon issue back, and I had to fix it again Also I got the Nvidia jumpy mouse issue again, and had to delete the new version of AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext, to make it stop. This issue was supposed to be resolved in the 10.5.7 upgrade, according to the documentation, but it did not work for me, still had to delete the kext to fix it. So after upgrading, I Have replaced: AppleHDA.Kext so I can boot up without a kernel panic. IOAHCIFamily.kext Replacing these with the hacked versions fixes the Orange drive icon issue. AppleAHCIPort.kext Deleted: AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext for the nVidia/Quicktime jumpy mouse issue Edited the youkon2.kext within IONetworkingFamily.kext, to get my NIC back up Chuck E.
  12. No DVD drive with Marvell 88SE6102

    I have applied the KEXT, and it works fine on my P5K Pro, and my IDE Drives mount now, but in System profiler and Disk utility, the drives show up as SATA, and the ATA Says no devices attached. This has not been a problem, I'm just curious why. Thanks Chuck E.
  13. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    Ok, I installed the IOATAFamily.kext, from the the thread link in my previous post, and my IDE drive appeared. System profiler Still says no ATA devices, but the Disk Utility shows the device as a SATA drive. Also I had the Jumping cursor issue, that appears to have something to do with a conflict with nVidia card users, and some Apple DRM software. The solution was to remove the following: AppleUpstreamuserclient.kext, and reboot. After the reboot, the mouse was tracking perfectly. I found that fix here: http://######.com/weaksauce12/?p=841 Thanks Chuck England
  14. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    According to the manual that came with my P5K Pro, the onboard IDE is a Marvell 88SE6102 I think this may be the fix: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=128985 it is a replacement for the IOATAFamily.kext I have not tried it yet, I'll have to Unship the drives out of the G4 again. Thanks Chuck E.
  15. P5K-SE - Retail Leopard Instalation

    Jimmy, Thanks for the info, I've got the graphics card going, and my ethernet (I'm Typing this on my hackintosh now!) Everything seems to be going well. except I can't seem to get Mac OS to see my IDE Drives. I am coming from an old G4 Power Mac, and I would like to move my music and video files over from the G4 to the hackintosh. Do you have any idea why I can't get my IDE drives to recognize? The P5K Pro BIOS sees the drives, but Mac OS does not, including the drive utility. I'm editing this post about 10hrs after I posted it, to let you know tha while i'd like to know why the IDE will not work, the issue is probably a moot one. I connected the old G4 and My hackintosh via my home network, and was able to copy all of the stuff off my G4. I was even able to use the "Migration Assistant" to copy my user account and settings from my G4 to the Hackintosh. I was then able to use the the "Software Update" utility to update the OS 'till it shows no further updates are available. Thanks you very much for all of the assistance and your Tutorial. Chuck E.