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  1. Well shoot, today my iMessage stopped working as well. All was fine up until this morning, now I can not login. Seems Apple is indeed cracking down on hacks.
  2. terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}' killall Dock then drag the spacer where you want it.
  3. Ah, thank you. Anti-pop does work for the interim, but the legacyagpm.kext looks to be the real fix. Will take a little time to sort that mess out, though. THANKS!
  4. Installed Mountain Lion. Works perfect. Only issue is, after a sleep cycle, the video card (ATI 6850) is left in a low power state, and only gets 1/4 performance. I have to restart to get gfx back at normal rate. This is using smbios MacPro3,1. Now, I can fix the slow graphics performance after sleep if I use smbios of iMac12,1. Then, gfx is fast and stays fast, even after sleep. BUT... then my audio pops like crazy. Only way to fix is to revert back to MacPro3,1. Is there something I can do to get the 6850 back to full power after a sleep cycle using the MacPro3,1 smbios? I can't stand the popping of the audio! I only use patched mountain lion AppleHDA.kext for my 889a audio, AHCI_3rdParty_SATA.kext to fix DVDPlayer and Eject button, and the AppleRTC.kext bin patch for CMOS corruption. (and of course, fakesmc.kext). I'm running a Q9550 on a G45 board with an Gigabyte 6850.
  5. AppleHDA patching in Mountain Lion

    Hmmm. Perhaps someone can help me here, but I use the GA-EG45M-UD2H motherboard, which has 889A audio. However, something is strange with it, as no 889A regular methods will work. Not even in Lion. The only way I have ever been able to get sound is by using layout-id 885 and original snow leopard AppleHDA 10.6.0. Any newer AppleHDA, no sound. Anyother layout-ID, no sound. I've pulled my codec information and pin configs from linux/windows and have attempted to get the sound working, but I always fail. Using the ALC885HDA_Lion_MLion_V1-1.00, I see my layout is nearly identical to layout36. Only the Front Mic (pink) 0x1A and Rear LineIn (blue) 0x19 are swapped. So, I set layoutID in DSDT to 0x24. I then copy ALC885HDA.kext to S/L/E. I then copy layout36.xml.zlip and Platform.xml.zlip to AppleHDA.kext/Contents/Resources/ After permisions and cache rebuild, I still have no sound on reboot. I also tried inserting PinConfig to ALC885HDA in layout36 section and in AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver, but still no sound. Perhaps I am forgetting something, or my head is just not big enough to understand o_O card0-codec#2.txt
  6. Success! I finally got it to work. What worked: Before installing ML, On the ML installer USB stick you make, completely delete the ATI6000Controller.kext from /system/library/extensions/ (make sure to make a backup of it, as we will need it later) Then install Mountain Lion as normal. The resolution is wrong, and SLOW, but it installed. After install, and you can boot into ML, use kext wizard to install ATI6000Controller.kext backup made earlier. I'm using these options: <key>AtiConfig</key> <string>Duckweed</string> <key>AtiPorts</key> <string>4</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> System identifies properly as AMD Radeon HD 6850 and is working perfectly with no artifacts! Something is wrong with the installer when ATI6000Controller.kext is present and it messes up the ATI kexts. Once removed, the install works great. I am happy now! But now time to work on AppleHDA.kext.... my sound is not working. :\
  7. I've tried Gibba, Duckweed, and Bulrushes... no change.
  8. So this was working perfectly under Lion, but ML is a different story. I finally got ML installed by taking the card out and using the onboard graphics. I reinstalled the card, but it would hang just before login using graphicsenabler=yes. So i set it to graphicsenabler=no. (i'm using duckweed, and 4 ports). This got me into mountain lion, but the display is the wrong resolution, and is very very very slow. I mean, when I pull up launchpad, it takes about 1 complete minute to draw the background and each icon. And it shows I only have 5MB of VRAM on the card??? Any suggestions? For reference, I'm running a Q9550 on a GA-EG45M-UD2H. EDIT: Solution was to reinstall fresh ML, but taking care to remove ATI6000Controller.kext from /system/library/extensions of the USB installer stick. Later, we install that kext using kext wizard to the completed ML install partition. See later post for details.
  9. NovaBench website shows the 560ti cards are shooting between 550 and 650. 446 does seem a bit low for that card, though. Are you monitoring the heat with istat or similar? Perhaps it is throttling due to thermal conditions?
  10. 6850 - Very Poor Performance in Lion After Sleep

    Thanks so much knizmi! I was using MacPro 3,1. Switched to iMac 12,1 and now everything is fixed up perfect. 100%! Awweeee-Yeeeaahhhhhh!!!
  11. Hello. I have recently installed the Gigabyte 6850 video card. I am using <key>AtiConfig</key> <string>Duckweed</string> <key>AtiPorts</key> <string>4</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> This works very well, and I get a NovaBench Graphics score of 442. But, after the system sleeps, I have a problem. The graphics turns very poor performance. After sleep, the NovaBench gets a Graphics score of only 114. All other benchmarks (RAM, CPU, Hardware) stays the same. Only the gfx is affected. A reboot fixes the problem, but again, after sleep, the very poor gfx performance is again present. I am running 10.7.4. Is this a known issue? I'd like to use sleep, but I don't want such poor gfx performance. I am using Gigabyte EG45M-UD2H with Q9550 processor. Only non-vanilla kexts are ALC885_889a.kext, realtekRTL81xx.kext, and of course FakeSMC.kext. DSDT was generated using the old MaLd0n auto-patcher.
  12. What happened to Chameleon downloads section?

    It is really easy to build yourself. Just open terminal, cd to a directory where you want to hold the source files, and enter the following: svn co -r HEAD http://forge.voodooprojects.org/svn/chameleon/trunk Then in terminal again, just cd to the source folder you downloaded above and enter: make And automagically, the compiled binaries will be in /sym/i386/ Just make sure you have the apple developer tools installed (xcode) and you're set!
  13. I finally got around to trying this. It works perfectly. Wake from sleep and all. Very happy now!