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  1. GeForce GT610 Image Save Problem

    I've just replaced an old GeForce GT9400 with an Asus GeForce GT610 Silent (2GB), and although everything else seems to work well (OOB), I'm having problems saving images in both Preview and Pixelmator. If I edit and then save in Preview, the saved image has lost most of its colour (i.e. blacks and dark greys become very pale, blue becomes violet, some images become almost totally white). In Pixelmator if I try and colour-fill an area, the image becomes corrupt, similar to the effects in Preview. None of these problems happen using GIMP. Also doesn't happen booting into safe mode with -x. I switched the new 610 card into another hackintosh and the same thing happens (it's set up the same way as my main). If I use the original GT9400, Intel HD3000 or ATI 5570 there's no problem. I'm not using any extra kexts, tried with GraphicsEnabler=No (and Yes), IGPEnabler=No. Any idea what is wrong and can it be fixed? I'm using Yosemite 10.10.2, the latest Chameleon, a Dell 21.5-inch (1920 x 1080) display. I could exchange for a different nVidia card, but I've read this sort of problem exists with other nVidia cards. Thanks...
  2. Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 is Available!

    Updated fine on GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 with GeForce 9400 GT via Software Update. Just remove SleepEnabler.kext before the update if you're using it. After the update and reboot, applied the Ethernet and Audio fix from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], followed by one more reboot.
  3. 10.6.8 officially released

    Works fine on my Gigabyte G31M-ES2L (had to remove and reinstall VoodooHDA-0.2.56.pkg) but it's completely broken Wi-Fi. I had been using a Belkin (Broadcom BCM4306 based) PCI card but that refused to be seen in Lion DP, so I replaced with a Broadcom BCM4318 MiniPCI wireless card plugged into a PCI adapter which worked flawlessly in 10.6.7 and Lion DP4 but it refuses to work with 10.6.8. The card is seen but is off, try and turn it on and it tries but times out and reverts to off again. Also, the the system is very unresponsive while it's plugged in - lots of slowdowns and spinning beach ball - but fine when removed. *** EDIT: Seem to have fixed this now. I used the same fix that worked in Lion DP. I removed the Wi-Fi card, performed a fresh installation of 10.6.0, then ran MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg, then replaced the Wi-Fi card. It seems that updating with the card plugged in causes problems, so the key is to perform a new installation without the card and only replace once the latest update has been applied.
  4. AUDIO

    UPDATE: Deleted the first installation, reinstalled, rebooted and is now working with DP4. Worked well up to and including DP3, but no longer works with DP4. Anyone know if there's an update to this? Gigabyte G31M-ES2L (ALC883) Thanks
  5. Supported Graphics cards with Full QE/QI

    PNY GeForce 9400 GT 512MB works fine at full 1080p HD resolution (DVI -> HDMI - using GraphicsEnabler=yes or NVEnabler64.kext), videos play fine in QuickTime and via iTunes but iTunes trailers won't play at all (they did with DP2). You get the sound but no video. Patched DSDT for 9400 GT 512 not working.
  6. Anyone else not able to view video playback in iTunes? The audio plays but the video window is either blank (dark grey) or has a still image from the video. I've got 2 graphics cards available - Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 256 MB (EFI string) and Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 512 MB (NVEnabler64.kext in S/L/E). Both provide full 1080 HD resolution, transparent menu bar, play DVDs and other video fine in QuickTime, but never video trailers in iTunes. Although they did play in Lion DP2 but stopped working after updates and DP3. Connection is DVI to HDMI display port.
  7. I have several macs and always copy my Apple Mail files from my main computer to copy onto others (simply copy the entire 'Mail' folder found in /Users/yourusername/Library and also the file named 'com.apple.mail.plist' inside the folder named 'Preferences' and then replace with those in the other macs). However, when I tried to copy the Mail folder into my Lion (DP3) installation, the Library folder was nowhere to be seen. For some reason this has become a hidden folder in Lion. So to see the folder to copy Mail into it, simply do the following. Open Terminal, type this command, and press Enter: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES To hide hidden files simply replace YES with NO. To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Finder. One way to do this is to hold down the Option (alt) key, then click and hold on the Finder icon in the Dock. When the contextual menu appears, select Relaunch and the Finder will restart. When it does, you'll find that you can now see every single file and folder on your Mac.
  8. UPDATE: Also working well with DP4 Been using a Belkin USB Bluetooth adapter (P57806uk- in Snow Leopard which works well (although it often stops working after sleep, so I stopped using sleep). After installing (Lion DP3) the Bluetooth logo appears in the menu bar but refused to connect my Apple Bluetooth keyboard or trackpad, it would just keep trying and trying... and trying - but would never connect. So I plugged in a different USB adapter (Belkin Mini Bluetooth Adapter at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Mini-Blueto.../ref=de_a_smtd) and it immediately detected my bluetooth devices and connected without any problems at all. So, if your BT adapter isn't working, try another or the same one above...
  9. Broadcom 4320 chipset Wireless card

    Running Lion DP3. My Belkin Broadcom BCM4306 PCI Card was never seen at all by Lion but works well in Snow Leopard. I switched the card with a Broadcom BCM4318 MiniPCI wireless card (in a MiniPCI to PCI adapter) and it was instantly recognised and connects without any problems. Nothing was done to make it work (i.e. no special kexts or edits). This is working with a GigaByte G31M-ES2L rev 2 (BIOS version FI) motherboard.
  10. Broadcom bcm43xx wireless driver [beta]

    I got mine working perfectly using http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=244614
  11. Update 10.6.7 could mean wireless problems

    My Belkin F5D7001 (Broadcom BCM4306) PCI wireless card stopped working after updating to 10.6.7 (but only when I upped the RAM to 4GB) and was able to fix this using the Kernel Flags setting at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=244614 My original post is at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=253374
  12. 10.6.7 Update released

    If you have Extensions.mkext in your Extra folder, delete this and create a new one with the kexts in the Extensions folder. You can use MKext Tool to create the new .mkext file. If you can't get back into Snow Leopard try booting with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (tonymacx86.com).
  13. UPDATE: Problem now solved at: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=244614 Which says: "I found a better way of fixing this problem, apparently the kext doesn't load because it only supports up to 1GB of RAM, so adding "max_valid_dma_addr=1024" to your kernel arguments fixes the problem. Step-by-step: Open Finder and navigate to com.apple.Boot.plist Add max_valid_dma_addr=1024 to the kernel flags." So my com.apple.Boot.plist files (inside Extra folder and /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist) now includes: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386 max_valid_dma_addr=1024</string> Many thanks to TheFuzzball for this. I've been running the latest Snow Leopard (up to 10.6.7) extremely well on a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L (rev 2) board but I've just started having problems with the Belkin F5D7001 (Broadcom BCM4306) wireless card. It was all working fine until about 3 weeks ago when I replaced the 2 x 1GB RAM (1 gig in each RAM slot) with one 2GB RAM and an existing 1GB RAM stick. Everything appeared to be ok but then I started getting random disconnections on the Belkin / AirPort wireless card (the bars would grey-out sometimes with an exclamation mark in the middle). Today I upgraded the RAM again, this time 2 x 2GB 800MHz - both exactly the same matched Crucial RAM sticks. When I booted back into OS X, the AirPort icon was completely blanked out, saying 'No AirPort card installed' even though I hadn't touched the card. Anyway, I have two of these Belkin cards and tried the other one with the same result. So then I removed one of the RAM sticks and the AirPort connection was back as before. Thinking this might be a BIOS issue I upgraded from FG to FI which is the latest version. The update hasn't made any difference. I've also tried swapping the RAM around, no difference. So... One 2GB RAM = Belkin/AirPort works without any problems Add 1GB RAM = Random card disconnects (not internet connection drops, just wireless drops) -OR- Add 2GB RAM = Blanked out AirPort icon (says no AirPort card installed) These are fully matched (2 the same) Crucial 800 MHz RAM sticks, stated as 100% compatible on their website. Any idea why this would be happening? I guess it must be a motherboard compatibility issue (several months ago I tried a small Broadcom card in a PCI adapter and although it worked initially, it started causing problems with sleep and caused shutdowns to reboot instead. Replaced that with a Belkin and it was fine). Using Snow Leopard Retail, with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], E3300, GeForce 8400GS, single WD 500GB HD. TIA
  14. UPDATE: Problem now solved at: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=244614 Which says: "I found a better way of fixing this problem, apparently the kext doesn't load because it only supports up to 1GB of RAM, so adding "max_valid_dma_addr=1024" to your kernel arguments fixes the problem. Step-by-step: Open Finder and navigate to com.apple.Boot.plist Add max_valid_dma_addr=1024 to the kernel flags." So my com.apple.Boot.plist files (inside Extra folder and /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist) now includes: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386 max_valid_dma_addr=1024</string> Many thanks to TheFuzzball for this. Sorry, just moved this to: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=253374 InsanelyMac Forum > OSx86 Project > Hardware Components and Drivers > LAN and Wireless I've been running the latest Snow Leopard (up to 10.6.7) extremely well on a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L (rev 2) board but I've just started having problems with the Belkin F5D7001 (Broadcom BCM4306) wireless card. It was all working fine until about 3 weeks ago when I replaced the 2 x 1GB RAM (1 gig in each RAM slot) with one 2GB RAM and an existing 1GB RAM stick. Everything appeared to be ok but then I started getting random disconnections on the Belkin / AirPort wireless card (the bars would grey-out sometimes with an exclamation mark in the middle). Today I upgraded the RAM again, this time 2 x 2GB 800MHz - both exactly the same matched Crucial RAM sticks. When I booted back into OS X, the AirPort icon was completely blanked out, saying 'No AirPort card installed' even though I hadn't touched the card. Anyway, I have two of these Belkin cards and tried the other one with the same result. So then I removed one of the RAM sticks and the AirPort connection was back as before. Thinking this might be a BIOS issue I upgraded from FG to FI which is the latest version. The update hasn't made any difference. I've also tried swapping the RAM around, no difference. So... One 2GB RAM = Belkin/AirPort works without any problems Add 1GB RAM = Random card disconnects (not internet connection drops, just wireless drops) -OR- Add 2GB RAM = Blanked out AirPort icon (says no AirPort card installed) These are fully matched (2 the same) Crucial 800 MHz RAM sticks, stated as 100% compatible on their website. Any idea why this would be happening? I guess it must be a motherboard compatibility issue (several months ago I tried a small Broadcom card in a PCI adapter and although it worked initially, it started causing problems with sleep and caused shutdowns to reboot instead. Replaced that with a Belkin and it was fine). Using Snow Leopard Retail, with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], E3300, GeForce 8400GS, single WD 500GB HD. TIA
  15. 10.6.7 Update released

    Updated fine with a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L, just removed SleepEnabler.kext before the update and everything is working fine as it did under 10.6.6, apart from sleep of course.
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