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  1. OsxAptioFixDrv hang

    I'm trying to install 10.11.4 on my Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop. I used the El Capitan Skylake USB maker. When I try to boot the installer, it prints these two lines and then stops: OsxAptioFixDrv: Starting overrides for System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi Using reloc block: no, hibernate wake: no _ This happens the same, regardless of whether I use OsxAptioFixDrv or OsxAptioFix2Drv (or both), and if I use neither I only get the underscore. Laptop specs: Processor: i7-6700HQ Graphics: GTX 960M (I'm using nv_disable=1) What should I try in order to get to the installer?
  2. Since I updated to Mountain Lion I've been noticing quite a few issues with my GTS 450 graphics card. The computer doesn't sleep, but after waking from display sleep, I either have bizarre tearing issues or a blank grey screen with a mouse pointer and nothing else (in which case I have to reset the computer). The tearing seems to be more common; it primarily seems to affect Safari or the desktop picture. Restarting Safari or logging out fixes it. The old random freeze bug also seems to be back, and I'm experiencing the blue screen on resolution switch that some other people have mentioned. I switched to the DP3 rollback graphics kexts, but that doesn't seem to have changed anything (although everything seems generally faster with them; faster than Lion, definitely). I'm using Chameleon's Graphics Enabler.
  3. ALC1200 Headphones don't work

    Nobody? So far I haven't found anybody else with this problem...
  4. ALC1200 Headphones don't work

    I'm using this kext with dsdt patching. My audio devices shows 3 different line out, only one of which works, but no headphones. What could the problem be? My System Profiler shows all the outputs correctly, but two copies of the S/PDIF, but under devices I have two line outs (not three), and an "Output" which appears to be the working line out, as well as one S/PDIF (not two). The Intel High Definition Audio also lacks a device ID for some reason. A screenshot of the audio section of System Profiler is attached. Audio.tiff
  5. After updating to Mountain Lion, I followed the instructions here to install using DSDT patching. Both line in and microphone show up (although I haven't tested either yet), but for audio outputs I get 3 line outs and a digital output, of which only one (of the line outs) actually works. Does anybody know what could be the issue? My HDEF section of the DSDT is copied straight from the file, and I'm running an Asus P6T. Edit: the main problem is that the headphone jack doesn't work. In system profiler, under "Intel High Definition Audio" all the devices show up, with 2 instances of the S/PDIF output but only one of everything else, but under "Devices" I have "Built-In Microphone", "Built-in Line Output", "Built-in Output", "Built-in Line Output", another "Built-in Line Output", Built-in Digital Output", a USB mic I have connected, and LogMeIn's sound driver. Edit edit: The audio shows up as "Intel High Definition Audio" with Audio ID 99 and no device id.
  6. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Do these drivers fix the freezing issue? Also, when I install them, should I any of the old stuff, or just install the drivers to S/L/E?
  7. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    I finally got this working. For some reason just installing the TonyMac drivers after these didn't work and then installing these again fixed it. However, I now run into occasional random freezes/KPs. BTW, with my GTS450 I have a Cinebench score of 22 (not that bad) in OS X and 36 or so in Windows. Any ideas on ways to raise this?
  8. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Which are the ones provided in the first post? Are those the TonyMac ones or the Nvidia ones?
  9. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    I'm trying to install a GeForce 450 (EVGA 1024MB) into my machine. After doing what the guide in the first post said, I no longer have black borders around my screen while running at low resolution, like before I installed stuff. However, if I try to log in, the background switches to my desktop, fades to blue, and I'm back at the login screen. Is this a common issue or anything? My screen resolution is normal and everything. I'm on 10.6.6. It works if I go into Safe Boot, but I lack QE/CI and Minecraft crashes on login with an OpenGL error. The card shows up properly in System Profiler.
  10. I've had Snow Leo running on my machine for about a year, and just installed an SSD for booting. I also updated to 10.6.6. Since then, my mouse will occasionally stop working. A reboot fixes the issue, but sometimes that's not ideal. I can move the mouse when it's encountering this problem, but clicking doesn't do anything and dock magnification doesn't activate on hover. Everything else works fine, but I have to navigate using the keyboard. Plugging in another mouse doesn't help. I use a Magic Mouse connected to a USB Bluetooth dongle with BetterTouchTool. Also, I've noticed that this problem tends to occur especially when running Minecraft or some of my amateur Java programs, which leads me to believe that it's related to Java somehow. It occurs less frequently in Chrome, so I don't know if that invalidates the theory, though, since I doubt Chrome is written in Java. Any ideas what this might be?
  11. Upgrading to an SSD

    Pretty sure it's not a problem with CCC. I think it has to do with the symlink, but I can't be sure. Once it's logged in successfully once, it keeps working, though. And it retrieves settings fine for other accounts.
  12. Upgrading to an SSD

    Update: it does in fact boot now from the SSD. However, most of the time when I log in it says that my home folder can't be detected or 'isn't in the usual place'. None of my settings are retained or anything. After a few tries at logging in, though, it will find my home folder and my Dock and Desktop background and login items will all be back in place. Any idea what could cause this?
  13. Upgrading to an SSD

    I did that with one of the earlier drives, but I couldn't match the settings exactly or something. It gave me a "couldn't find boot volume" error and wouldn't boot. I then tried using CCC, but the drive died midway. Okay, CCC does in fact make it bootable. However, my preferences seem to have vanished. Boot time seems to be only about a third the length, even verbose, which is good.
  14. Upgrading to an SSD

    I've had my Core i7 920 running stably for a year and a half now, and decided that I would give it a little boost this late in its life cycle: a brand new shiny solid state drive for booting, to lower the ridiculous boot time of my Asus P6T mobo and the ridiculous launch speed of some old Rosetta apps. This should be great, right? Well, it turns out that nowhere on this forum (that I could find, anyway) is there a guide for how to do this. I've compiled a basic idea of how to go about doing this, seeing as my Users directory approaches 500 GB and I've got a 32 GB SSD. What I want to do (based on what I've found on the Internet) is copy my install to my new drive, minus the 'Users' and 'Developer' folders to the new drive, and then symlink the missing directories to the matching ones on my HDD. This would also (hopefully) allow me to keep the HDD fully bootable in case of an emergency. My first SSD I bought (a Patriot PS-100, notoriously slow and unreliable) died after a failed vanilla OS X install and Carbon Copy Cloner pausing after copying 47 MB. I got a replacement for that, which also crashed and burned after I failed to make a vanilla install bootable and tried to use Carbon Copy Cloner again. At this point, my confidence in Patriot had been shattered, so my next acquisition was an OCZ Onyx, which is rated lower speed but has gotten much more favorable reviews. This one utterly failed to die miserably, and so I tried a third option: manually copying over my files. Of course, the idiot that I am, I had forgotten about the hidden files, such as, for example, the kernel. When I attempted to boot I thus naturally received a missing kernel message. I booted back into my working Snow Leo install and tried to copy the remaining files using "sudo cp -r -v -p -n *.* /Volumes/Blizzard/" (Blizzard is my SSD, and I know that the pun is horrible). This copied some things, but failed to copy some other important things, such as, again, the kernel. I am now attempting to use Carbon Copy Cloner again (and this time, my drive hasn't died!), using 'Incremental backup' to avoid copying my huge Users and Developer directories. Now that that enormous wall of text has been completed, the meat of the issue: Is there anything I have to do to make the result bootable, and anything I have to do to the permissions so that they aren't all screwy? If I succeed in this, I intend to make a simple step-by-step guide for upgrading an existing Hackintosh with hundreds of gigabytes of data to a boot SSD, to spare others all the hours I have put into this. Thanks, and such.