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nullspot

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  1. FWIW - I used 10.6.6 combo updater and had no problems at all. Rebooted just fine - but missing audio (as expected). Note - I am running chameleon on an internal usb thumb drive, and I have a dedicated network card (never could trust the built-in ethernet, even when it "worked"), and I have a heavily customized DSDT, and a "FA" bios. Thus the only patched file I had in S/L/E was AppleHDA.kext. I checked out the latest 1.0 macman ALCxxx audio driver (I was previously using 0.3) on tonymac's site. I wish they offered it for download standalone, but you have to grab the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and dig through options to install just the audio kexts. They've also provided an AppleHDA "rollback" (basically a modified 10.6.2 version (1.7.9f1)) kext that must be placed in S/L/E. I did all this, and my audio returned, but the I/O labels were a bit different, and most importantly, my *encoded* digital out was gone - so no DolbyDigital or DTS :-( So I used my own rollback AppleHDA.kext (based on 10.6.4 (1.8.7f1)), together with macman's ALCxxx kext in E/E. Reboot, and got my encoded digital outs back ;-) I've attached the kext for those still trying to figure out how to get encoded DD/DTS audio working... AppleHDA_187f1.kext.zip
  2. holy {censored}.... this thread still lives after nearly 8 months! I haven't been on these forums in a long time, as once I had my hack purring, I just wanted to get back to real life... Now I'm wanting to update to 10.6.6 from 10.6.4, so I figured I'd poke around and try to remember just how I did all this the first time (in case I break anything, which I probably will) ...shocked to find people still posting on this thread as of yesterday I've been totally out of the loop, so nothing to contribute just yet... let me know if there's anything I should watch out for when updating my kakewalk install to 10.6.6
  3. another update in the long saga... despite the various postings of positive outcomes, AFAIK no one has actually *solved* this hdmi issue. The only one that comes close is injecting the 8800 bios (through various methods), and it's a heavily flawed solution (at least for my 9800GT). I finally bought a 9500GT, as it was indicated to be immune from this HDMI-HDCP issue. I even got a silent one (zotac zone edition), so I could maintain my noise levels. Upon installing it and booting, however, I found myself facing the black screen of death again! but this time not on the HDMI, but the DVI itself!! Took me forever to realize that the problem wasn't the chameleon graphicsenabler or other drivers, but that the DVI port is simply crippled on the 9500 - it behaves exactly the same as the HDMI does on my 9800 in 10.6.4. The packaging mentions how the card is "HDCP Ready" (though this is quite an old card). My best guess is that the DVI port is having HDCP issues, but they hadn't implemented HDCP for the HDMI port... The VGA had been working the whole time - and yes, the HDMI worked *flawlessly* with nothing but graphicsenabler=yes in chameleon... Found other threads mention they had to boot up with something attached to HDMI, then switch over to DVI after boot .... This whole exercise was to give me a working dual-monitor setup with DVI and HDMI. So I had no choice but to cram both massive heatsink video cards into my case and figure out how to get multiple cards working... to recap - - Gigabyte Silent Cell 9800GT: DVI, VGA, HDMI - Zotac Zone Edition 9500GT: DVI, HDMI, VGA so my solution was to use the DVI on one and the HDMI on the other. Which is kind of okay, because I use the DVI for gaming (so need the juice) and the HDMI for projection (no 3D demands). Just in case anyone wants to try the same, let me advise - unless you really know your DSDT hacking, you should just go with the old-school "device-properties" in the boot.plist method. Find an un-compiled plist with the PCI device location, NVCAP, etc. The trick is you have to combine two of them (one set of xml properties for each card) into one .plist before converting to hex with gfxutil. Then take that big hex string and stick it in your com.apple.boot.plist and turn off graphicsenabler=yes and any other NV injection/enabler stuff... The one consolation I have in all this is I actually have a working quad-monitor-capable setup now, with at least DVI-VGA-VGA-HDMI working between the two cards...
  4. Just to update - I still have no better solution. I don't like using the 8800GT .rom file method because while I don't get the black screen of death, I do get a crazy 800x600 phantom virtual monitor on my VGA port (and I don't have anything connected to my VGA). It's very annoying, as the computer acts as if it exists, and my cursor or whatever I'm dragging can disappear off the edge of the screen onto the "virtual" second monitor and it's damn impossible to get back... I find the 8800Gt .rom technique to be very quirky and unreliable - the rom itself doesn't even validate with the nvidia tools I've used, the performance is questionable, and the damn "phantom" monitor is a show-stopper for me... I'm about ready to downgrade to a cheap 9500GT...
  5. I literally added none of d00d's edits in DSDT for video. My 9800GT works perfectly (as a single monitor/no hdmi) at 1900x1200 with full QE, etc. with nothing but GraphicsEnabler=Yes on my AsereBLN 1.1.9 bootloader. I am also *not* using 64-bit boot mode. I probably could at this point (I bought a separate ethernet card) but haven't felt the need... Thus I have no idea why your video is so limited...
  6. I just don't get your difficulties. I always found voodooHDA to be flaky and incomplete. I wish I knew what else was keeping you from fully working audio with my DSDT and AppleHDA.kext and legacy889HDA.kext... Yup. See this thread I've been working on... Try pressing the power button to wake from sleep. if i use keyboard or mouse, the machine awakes but the screen and usb and ethernet doesn't come on... I totally missed this too! thanks for the tip - I'm running a full 10º cooler even overclocked to 3.25ghz and under full load! (with geekbench scores of 11640). Woohoo! now I can finally push my OC a bit more...
  7. What does this change behind the scenes?
  8. so heythisisdave posted on another thread about this odd kext: it appears this kext in the past was responsible for various graphics problems - but can anyone confirm that simply unloading it gets rid of HDCP handling? Because if our HDMI issues are HDCP related, it would seem this could affect it...
  9. so there's a guy named "dwem" on another thread that seems to have no problems with HDMI video on his GTX260 running 10.6.4 note he's got two native DVI ports and is using an adapter... can someone who's been having this HDMI problem confirm if it's been established already that the GTX260 suffers from the same problem? or is this card actually immune for some reason? He doesn't think he's done anything special (though he's using cartri gigabyte bios i think)...
  10. i have no sleepenablers or special settings or plists... just my custom DSDT that I posted earlier. Like I said, it's not working perfectly. Going to sleep is easy, waking up and having displays and keyboards work was the issue. But just pushing the power button seem to be enough for me... But yes, I also don't really need sleep much at all. **EDIT** I just tried waking from sleep again by just pressing a key. Worked! Don't know what's changed... display came back on, usb worked... actually ethernet did not come back - I had to go into network prefs and turn it off and back on for it to become active again. NOTE - I am currently using a TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR network card, as I am not totally confident in the built-in ethernet solutions. I've had my built-in working with DSDT and realtek drivers, but bonjour has only worked with certain other macs on my network, and I've had many "freezes" where my network traffic disappears and the machine seems to lock up (one by one programs get stuck in spinning beach ball, even though the OS isn't totally frozen). I've simply heard using this card is much more "vanilla" as it uses the same 8169 chipset as apple. It's also 64-bit compatible. But I'm not sure why it doesn't come back to life automatically after sleep. I'm wondering if my DSDT edits dealing with the "en0" interface (this pci card is listed as "en1") has anything to do with it...
  11. Looks like you have the *exact* same hardware as me... not sure why you're having so much trouble. I just realized I've actually got sleep working - i just have to wake up the box with the power button (usb devices don't seem to wake everything up). Only new stuff is the tonymac JMicron36xSATA.kext (so the sata controller doesn't appear as "unknown") and d00d's modded fakesmc.kext in S/L/E simply for its support of temp, fan and voltage monitoring in iStat Menus. Other than that, everything's just as I've posted earlier, 10.6.4 update and all... E/E: - Legacy889HDA.kext - OrangeIconFix.kext - JMicron36xSATA.kext S/L/E: - AppleHDA.kext (10.6.4 patched) - fakesmc.kext (d00d 1.8.1 mod) - note: the older fakesmc.kext in E/E works just fine too
  12. It won't work quite the same - here's a DSDT for your i7-920 (altered with step 5 of d00d's guide - other processors listed there as well): x58_ud3r_rev2_920_dsdt.zip
  13. 10.6.4 also seems to have reduced performance for GTX285 cards (don't know if others are affected)...
  14. AUDIO SUCCESS! So thanks to rankrotten I finally got the right HDEF code into the DSDT - I've updated the attachment in post #33 with the new DSDT file. That new DSDT, in combination with tonymac's Legacy889HDA.kext and this new patched AppleHDA.kext from 10.6.4 will give you *fully functional* audio, including encoded digital 5.1! patched_10.6.4_AppleHDA.kext.zip Legacy889HDA.kext.zip update to 10.6.4, then replace existing AppleHDA with this patched one in S/L/E, put Legacy889HDA in E/E, repair permissions and rebuild kext caches, then reboot and enjoy a movie...
  15. just updated to 10.6.4 - for some reason, my ethernet stopped working altogether, even though I have ethernet enabled in the DSDT (not in com.apple.boot.plist or with kext). Couldn't explain it, so I gave up and re-installed the RTGNICv2.0.4.pkg realtek driver (which from what I can see just has the AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext in it)... now my ethernet's back... But what I really don't understand, is there is *no* realtek .kext or AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext in my S/L/E or *anywhere* - so how is this possible? FWIW - here's the only extensions I could see in S/L/E that were modified in the 10.6.4 update: System.kext IOPCIFamily.kext IONDRVSupport.kext IOGraphicsFamily.kext AudioAUUC.kext AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext I can confirm that the Legacy889HDA is necessary - I've been following your audio posts, as d00d's recent help with just patching the applehda didn't do anything. I had also not touched anything in DSDT for audio (step 14) as my board was different, and the instructions link specific to my board pointed to only using the patched AppleHDA and LegacyHDA - which didn't work. d00d has indicated that no DSDT patching is necessary for audio if using those kexts, but for me, there was no audio at all - until I finally inserted rankrotten's DSDT edit for Device (HDEF). That, in combination with rankrotten's 10.6.4 patched AppleHDA and tonymac's Legacy889HDA has restored fully-functional audio - including digital encoded 5.1 s/pdif! just to clarify, I'm on a X58A-UD3R REV2 board (which does have 889 audio), but these same fixes for the UD5 that most people have are working for me too. new FakeSMC? you mean the alterations in d00d's post #1? and why in S/L/E instead of E/E?
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