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  1. geithals

    [Solved] Help. Lion instal p45-ud3p

    Your card just needs graphicsenabler=yes. Also, no hdmi cable contact with DVI port If it still doesn't work, then you have give more details.
  2. geithals

    got EP45-DS3L almost fully working!

    Lars, I have nothing to upload that is different from what is available on Blackosx support files and Kakewalk. As I wrote, I couldn't get sleep function with 64bit boot with Vanilla, a la Blackosx. With my Vanilla set up, I have HPET 64 enabled, but boot into 32bit. Other settings in BIOS are same for both set ups, as per Blackosx support files. Unrelated, now I have decided to overclock and have Q8200 running at 2.8 - at 3.0 the BIOS freaks out and orders me to try again:) Q6600 is more flexible and I have that at 3.2, purring nicely. Previous hyper fan activity is no more. I decided to emulate your issue on an unpartitioned scratch disk. I could select the dsdt for my board through Kakewalk I installed 10.7 by usb via Kakewalk 4.1.1 Started up into 10.7 and migrated everything from my 10.7.1 100% Vanilla OS install over to this Kakewalk install. Upgraded that to 10.7.2 and before restarting- ran Kakewalk again - upgrade option. Booted into 10.7.2 , booting in 64bit mode which is the default Kakewalk setting. I haven't yet touched anything with what Kakewalk put into Extras and S/L/E is still a virgin. I could not put it to sleep, well the monitor goes to sleep and won't wake up. Have to force a restart. The bios did not need to be reset. Installed Sleep Enabler into S/L/E Rebooted, now I can put the computer to sleep and it wakes up, but froze at some stage during some function (maybe related, maybe not). I restarted and was faced with the cmos bios reset. Then I replaced the AppleRTC kext in S/L/E with the one I linked to in previous post. Now I can put it to sleep and wake up normally, no CMOS reset. The only change after that was to insert Orange kext into Extras. That's exactly what I have done. I have not experimented replacing Kakewalk dsdt with Blackosx dsdt, just to see what would happen. Unrelated to your set up I have lost my Netgear ethernet card with Kakewalk install and have to connect to onboard ethernet. Adding AppleRTL8139Ethernet into S/L/E/ IONetworkingFamily.kext /contents/plugins, does not do anything. However , that fix works on the Vanilla install (which uses Blackosx dsdt for this board). Reducing vanilla status to 99.99% I am not sure now which Chamelion bootloader I used with Blackosx vanilla install, the boot file is 239kb. I now suspect it came from Cham1200. If you can send your computer to sleep, you don't need Sleep Enabler, it means your dsdt is already patched for that. If the issue is restarting (after wake up from sleep) into CMOS reset, then the only fix I know that works, is replacing the AppleRTC kext with the one from the link I posted. And (related or not) I don't do audio fixes.
  3. geithals

    got EP45-DS3L almost fully working!

    Okay Lars, I did a install on a scratch disk with Kakewalk 4.1.1 and upgraded it to 10.7.2. No sleep function present. When I treid to put it to sleep, only the screen went blank and wouldn't unblank when trying to reawake it. I had a peep at the cmos reset thread. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=253992 One main issue is the Apple rtc kext in s/l/e in Lion, the source of sleep issues. One fix is to replace that with a rollback kext from Snow Leopard or download this one http://www.osx86.net/view/1294-applertc_for_lion.html Then with the dsdt that is used in Kakewalk in extras, either you patch that or install Sleep Enabler kext in S/L/E Repair permissions etc, You should be able to put the computer to sleep and wake up normally and avoid the cmos reset hangover. I presume if your patched DSDT already allows you to put it to sleep , you don't need to use Sleep Enabler. Another way is to run a code in Terminal to patch the Lion AppleRTC kext. Anyway the info is all in that thread.
  4. geithals

    got EP45-DS3L almost fully working!

    Yeah, I know what you mean about just trying different things rather than a definite fix and reaching well past the 'charm' of experimentation. Just to explain better about 32bit and 64bit and now that I remember better what I had tried When I removed the i386 string in the boot plist, it booted fine in 64bit, but when I selected sleep, only the monitor would sleep, however it would wake up okay with a click of the mouse. Another issue were the fans, would go into a higher gear but there was basically no overall speed gain. Extra noise but no real gain In 32 bit, the sleep works 100% I have the bios set at mutiples of x9, that gives me the highest processor setting without any increase in heat or fan speed, it gives a geekbench score of 5700 I can increase the processor to 2.7, a bit below the uppermost stable limit and get a geekbench score of 6400 with a nice overall increase in real speed. Then the fan increases into the same level experienced with 64 bit. So at least with 32 bit computing, i can get a speed gain corresponding to the fan noise gain. I prefer to have a normal fan noise and have the processor set at 2.4
  5. geithals

    got EP45-DS3L almost fully working!

    Hi Lars, Well, Blackosx´s shoes are way too big for me But he might say that it would help if you list your exact components. Also, what is connected to your video card? As I wrote, I had no issues. Well I did have some issues with sata overcrowding and some sata disks did cause a problem with starting up, the bios would revert to default settings. Maybe, you can disconnect any superfluos components other than what you really need. Also, I updated Chameleon with Chameleon-2.1svn-r1713.pkg at a later stage Native mode on sata port 0-3 enabled I have 64 bit enabled The standard org.chameleon.Boot.plist, is good for my video cards <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>arch</key> <string>i386</string> <key>DropSSDT</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1024x768x32</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> <key>ShowInfo</key> <string>No</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> How did it go with just using Kakewalk? (there are updates since 4.0) Was it more stable than what you have now? There is no exact dsdt for your board on the kakewalk installation. You could try a mix, install with Kakewalk and [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], some people do that. or before that you could use the dsdt from tonymacs site specific for you motherboard, there is one available there in the dsdt database and use that on the Cham partition
  6. geithals

    got EP45-DS3L almost fully working!

    I had installed Lion to the OS partition with Kakewalk 4.0, it was simple, using a usb stick. AFAIR, I think most things worked with Kakewalk, except sleep. Anyway I wanted to have a Cham partition and a bona fide clean OS partition I removed the boot file and the extras folder that Kakewalk installed. I used Chameleon-2.1svn-r1505.pkg to install the boot loaders onto the Cham partition and simply added a few bits from the great Blackosx's support files - dsdt - FakeSMC - OrangeIconFix - org.chameleon.Boot.plist - SMBIOS. into the Extras folder I have sleep function fully working. I have never bothered with the onboard sound issues, I have a Focusrite firewire ext box and a usb dac on my other computer. The only thing that dropped off was the ethernet card, but onboard ethernet worked straight off. Just the other day I installed a realtek kext RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_90.pkg which did not make things better or worse. But if you have issues with ethernet, it claims to cure. At present i am on 10.7.1. I haven't bothered upgrading. I think this set up will last out the Lion era comfortably. Blackosx's support for 10.5 and 10.6 has carried through on its own momentum to 10.7, without a hiccup.
  7. geithals

    OSX has a superior UI to Windows

    The huge dock size can be minimized in preferences. Try Growl, it interfaces with mail clients, skype, torrent applications etc and notifies when something is happening, even lets you know when a person is in the process of typing a note to you.
  8. geithals

    boot 0 error after lion installitation

    The problem is that in some cases, zero formats will not clean the disk and fdisk will not activate the boot files, so most probably you have to clean the disk completely and nothing cleans better than diskpart in Windows. Leave your hard disk in the GUID partition table and use diskpart in Windows to clean it. After that, in Mac OS, use disk utility to format it back into GUID.
  9. geithals

    All info about Lion on P45-DS3L

    I had installed Lion via the Kakewalk 4.0, or rather I just followed Kakewalk, it was breeze. But for other reasons I wanted to revert back to having a separate Cham boot partition. I used Chameleon-2.1svn-r1505.pkg to install the boot loaders onto the Cham partition and simply added a few bits from the great Blackosx's support files - dsdt - FakeSMC - OrangeIconFix - org.chameleon.Boot.plist - SMBIOS. Took about 2 minutes. Now I have auto sleep - never knew that existed. If you were starting from scratch Download Kakewalk, it installs Lion from a dmg, plus the boot loaders, onto a usb stick, making it a bootable Lion installer, use that to install Lion to the OS partition. The Lion install is the most straightforward I have experienced, but this is due to having all the tools available, Kakewalk, Chameleon packages and Blackosx's guide and files.
  10. geithals

    Kakewalk 4.0 Released!

    I just tried it out on an empty disk to see if it was a piece of cake and pretty much it was. No onboard sound but I have a firewire sound card. In fact you avoid 90% of hassles with a usb or firewire audio card/device. It's looking good so far, Safari is in a higher gear here. I haven't got an idea yet what bits of software work or not. Can the OS on this install be upgraded like a bona fide Vanilla, through 'Software Update'?
  11. Have you tried this dsdt fix from MaLDOn? The 9800gt is almost the same as the 8800gt I have a 8800gt,, all I had to do was place the renamed 8800gt rom file in Extra and add the few keys to the boot p.list. I have a vanilla install with just one FakeSMC kext in the Cham volume and a dsdt.ami in extras. Thats all, to get hdmi function up to 10.6.4. The only glitch is no wake up from sleep. I have updated it to 10.6.5 and only use dvi now as I have another build with a Zotac 9600, where I have monitor connected to the rgb output and tv hdmi to the dvi output and everything functions under 10.6.5 For now I accept that limit to the 8800gt. I would probably buy another card rather than go through hoola hoops with every OS update. Probably would go for the GTS 450, but I have not a good enough excuse to do so yet. That alone should have the fans running hyper. I can´t remember which it is, either the recent dsdt.ami or the fakeSMC.kext, has the power management fix incorporated, AFAIA, you should not have to use the nullcpupowermanagement.kext.
  12. Maltice, that would appear to fall under 'a problem shared is a problem solved' category. A little bit more on the booting issue I had. I did an experiment to see if my laptop's SSD would have a beneficial effect on the performance levels. I made the 2 partitions, installed OS10.6 from the usb stick, then a Cham install package install of the boot files to the Cham partition. Deja vu with not booting, just get as far as 'veryfying DMI pool data' I then made the Cham partition active with fdisk commands, but this made no difference to the booting. I started again, installed the boot files from the support files via the terminal and then it booted and functioned normally. Later I deleted just this boot file from the Cham Volume and installed the boot file from Cham package installer and that boots normally. At the very least, the mental pain involved, over the last year, learning how to use the terminal through Blackosx's tutorials paid off, but some mystery remains as I don't know yet what I am doing different to be getting this booting issue. A previous cloning of a Snow Leopard Volume with CCloner was thought to be a suspect, but this can be disregarded. Anyway happy new year to you Blackosx, thanks for all the hard hours you have put in so far to express, simply and clearly, procedures which had once appeared so convoluted.
  13. I think that experience is common enough. I have kept mine intact, it's dead handy to have lying around nearby. You mean, it's too good to be true? You could try a few utilities (Cinebench?) to test the card's performance and compare the figures you get to others with the same card. The scores/figures are usually posted up online on the testing software site.
  14. Thanks Blackosx, I guess that 1TB limit might have some application when having a single partition for OSX. Anyway, I don't regardboot files in a small Cham partition on a 2tb drive as like a mouse trying to pull an elephant, but rather the small detonator which does what's needed to trigger a bigger action. Best guess at what happened, I made 3 partitions in the 2tb disk - Cham /OS/ Storage. Then I used CCloner to clone my whole OS partition over to the new OS partition. Then I set up the Cham partition. Some people reported similar booting problems after doing it that way. I'll keep an open mind. I used the Fdisk utility in the terminal - fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0 and then I set the Cham partition as active. Then I went back to terminal basics and manually installed the boot files from there. Now the 2tb is up and running.
  15. No real new issues since going up to 10.6.4 and 10.6.5. Just to recap With hdmi connected via 2nd dvi port on msi8800gt - both screens remain dark blue in 10.6.2 and upwards. In 10.6.4 with a rom file renamed 10de_0611.rom in Extras and couple of keys in the boot.plist, >UseNvidiaROM< and >VBIOS<, I have both computer screen and tv function via hdmi/dvi. Only issue is no wake-up from sleep function. However, this fix does not work for 10.6.5. With Zotac 9600gt, I have success up to 10.6.5. I can use rgb port for computer screen and dvi to hdmi for tv, without having to do any fixes, just by following the guide here. Newly purchased Hard Disk install issues I was trying to install a new 2gb WD Black drive. I did my usual 3 partitions, Cham/OS/Storage, but no dice. I can get as far as veryfying DMI pool data - and no further. I guess the disc is not booting up. I have tried 5 Cham installs using 3 different Cham builds. I even cloned a cham partition onto it. I switched sata cables, disconnected other devices and all made no difference. I have 2 other hard drives and they both function fine. I have run a test utility on the disk and no errors are reported. The Bios setting look okay and anyway 2 other osx drives function fine. I can delete the partitions and install W7 and see if it will boot into windows. But I was wondering if there is anything else I can do while I have it the way i want ? Is there something that I am missing when this type of fault is reported, especially on a new hard drive? There can't be something missing from the guide?
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