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About callumj09

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  1. I doubt that identifying your system differently could physically effect your hardware. I can only assume it's got something to do with how Geekbench is coded. Geekbench scores are based largely on the CPU, if I remember correctly. Probably gets confused or something, since the older Mac Pros didn't have Nehalem CPUs. Just a guess though. I wouldn't worry about it unless your system is noticeably slower (which, again, I doubt).
  2. Is there a way of preventing my other HDD from mounting when I start up? Because it's not in use it goes to sleep, then when you use something like Spotlight or you go to save something the computer lags because it's waking up the HDD. I don't just want to turn off "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible", because I still want that. I just want it to be one drive recognised through OS X. Is there a way to do that? Thanks!
  3. It depends mostly on your hardware and how close it is to Apple's. With boards like the UD5 working audio can be achieved with no additional kexts, whereas on my board I do. I'm currently using 2 kexts in my E/E dir; fakesmc.kext and legacyhda.kext, then in S/L/E realtekr1000sl.kext. However, I do know with a later revision of my board that kext isn't necessary. Again, it can be very specific. You can cut down the requirements for OS X to run properly by using the correct combination of things. DSDT being the main one - I have patches for the following: Audio (ALC888) Shutdown Orange icon fix Correct power management (from d00d's thread) I'm also using Asere's bootloader which allows the removal of platformuuid.kext and restart kexts. PS. if anyone with the EX58-UD3R (rev 1.0) would like some help achieving the same as I have I am more than happy to help. I put a lot of time into it so far...
  4. I have an unmodified DSDT for rev 1.0 of the GA-EX58-UD3R with the latest BIOS; F9. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/790162/GA-EX58-UD3...1.0_BIOS-F9.dsl
  5. Is anyone able to tell me what's going wrong here? I'm completely baffled. I'm 90% sure it's graphics related. I couldn't get the built-in graphics enabler to work at first so I used EvoEnabler in E/E to boot and that worked for a while, but then just stopped working for some reason resulting in that KP. I tried switching back to the built-in with Asere bootloader and I get the same KP. Seems it's not enabling the card... This is what my boot.plist looks like: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>y</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v arch=i386</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> </dict> </plist> I tried booting the installer from my flash drive to see if that still worked - and it did. It has to be graphics related... But I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas? Thanks
  6. I have just tried the above solution with my DSDT but it doesn't work. I tried the original and then I tried pasting in the correct pin configs for ALC888 and I still got nothing. I would probably be a wise idea to replace all the hex codes. Anyway, d00d I'm not sure how your solution is meant to work for both ALC888 and ALC889. Can you shed any light on the situation? Anyway, I have a working DSDT fix that gives you perfect audio on the UD3R although it requires an additional kext in Extra/Extensions. Device (HDEF) { Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000) Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (Package (0x02) { 0x0D, 0x05 }) } Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x0A) { "built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "codec-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x88, 0x08, 0xEC, 0x10 }, "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x78, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00 }, "device-type", Buffer (0x10) { "Realtek ALC888" }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (0x28) { /* 0000 */ 0x10, 0x90, 0xA1, 0x01, 0x20, 0x90, 0xA1, 0x02, /* 0008 */ 0x80, 0x30, 0x81, 0x01, 0x90, 0x40, 0x21, 0x02, /* 0010 */ 0x30, 0x40, 0x11, 0x01, 0x40, 0x40, 0x01, 0x01, /* 0018 */ 0x50, 0x60, 0x01, 0x01, 0x60, 0x20, 0x01, 0x01, /* 0020 */ 0x70, 0x61, 0x4B, 0x01, 0xA0, 0x01, 0xCB, 0x01 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } And the kext: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/790162/UD3R-LegacyHDA.zip Hope this helps!
  7. What do you use instead of that normally? I noticed you're not using any restart or UUID kexts.
  8. callumj09

    DSDT fixes for Gigabyte boards

    I'm going to seem a little ignorant here, but I want to apply mm67's shutdown fix although when looking through the attached DSDT I'm not really sure which part I'm supposed to be looking at. I'm assuming it's the Scope (_PR) section - is that correct? Thanks
  9. Just a quick question at #14, it says: Can I use those DSDT fixes for audio without any kexts on the UD3R? I'm curious as it looks like there are no pin configurations listed there.
  10. Would you mind explaining your setup in a bit more detail? I also have the UD3R (Rev 1.0 though) with F8D BIOS. What are you using so that you don't have to use restart and UUID kexts? If you could give me a complete rundown of your setup; which DSDT fixes you used etc that would be amazing. I have a DSDT audio solution for the UD3R, if I remember correctly you were looking for that. Thanks!
  11. Yep. I also have Rev 1.0. Edit: How do I generate a new DSDT?
  12. I appreciate this question is probably fairly irrelevant but I haven't been able to get advice anywhere else. Recently I switched my bootloader to a patched Chameleon RC4 called Asere's Bootloader. This bootloader claims to allow the removal of certain kexts like EvoReboot/PlatformUUID which I did. Although now my computer won't shut down, but strangely still restarts. As well as that, sleep isn't working anymore either. I'm wondering if it could be a conflict of some kind. I'm using the DSDT power management mods with some audio stuff in there as well. My current kext setup is as follows: In E/E: fakesmc.kext LegacyHDA.kext OrangeIconFix.kext (anyone know a DSDT fix for this?) And in S/L/E is a network kext in the plugins folder of IONetworkingFamily.kext. My board is the UD3R, with the beta BIOS F8d.
  13. I made a few changes to my system yesterday which have caused my system to run differently. The main change I made was replacing my bootloader with a modified version of Chameleon/PC-EFI (found here: http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=644) called AsereBLN Booter. It allows the removal of kexts like OpenHaltRestart/EvoReboot and PlatformUUID. After installing it sleep doesn't seem to be working. The computer wakes, but the monitor doesn't come out of standby, but I don't get the continual GPU fan noise I would usually get when it didn't work before. The only other change I made was to audio. I patched DSDT and installed LegacyHDA.kext to S/L/E. I got a kernel panic when trying to shutdown, but restart seemed to work the first time. I imagine the problem is caused by the bootloader. Anyone have any ideas?
  14. There seems to be very little proper support for bluetooth devices using 3rd party bluetooth adapters. My problem is having to replug my USB adapter when I wake from sleep for my keyboard to work properly. I have been looking at some bluetooth modules from MacBooks, specifically this one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Macbook-A1181-...8#ht_500wt_1182 Is it likely that something like this could be connected to something other than a logic board, i.e. my PC's motherboard. Thanks
  15. What are people's experiences with RAID in OS X? I'm considering buying 2 drives and setting them up in RAID0. I'm guessing I would be using software RAID. Is it as reliable as a single drive? Thanks.