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  1. A very sick lion

    update 4: i changed back to MacPro3,1 in smbios and changed MacPro4,1 to MacPro3,1 in AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext and now graphics are doing great (42fps in cinebench 11.5, wow!) also it removed the 'pop' sound you hear when sound wakes up after a long idle time (a tendency from iMac12,1 and probably others too). so, very very close! just the weird sleep behavior to work on and i am hopeful that i can do a bit of patching in DSDT for that, maybe this week.
  2. A very sick lion

    update 3: sound is now working! used these steps: great info from here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=140941 there is a link there to a .zip for ALC889 Gigabyte sandy bridge 67 68 chipset. downloaded this, downloaded HDA wizard (link is in the post too) and followed instructions in the readme. i did skip the step of changing to MacPro3,1 in smbios - i am iMac12,1 for sandy bridge, can anyone say that i can safely change it? but. a step is missing, which is to make an edit to info.plist, so i went to here: http://tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1686 downloaded Legacy889HDA.kext from this page. then: http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=212 followed mald0n's instructions to copy dict from Legacy889HDA and paste as child into AppleHDA. i had to save a copy of this modified info.plist. then i used HDA wizard to insert the new info.plist and reboot. had a KP on shutdown but on reboot - i have audio!
  3. A very sick lion

    update 2: used terminal to remove the DSDT.aml file, replaced with one from tonymac. success! i am booted to desktop. not sure what was wrong with mine, i extracted on windows, applied patch in os x. i will investigate eventually. issues: 1. no audio. removed the kexts from S/L/E and reinstalled with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], which did an interesting thing: sound began to work (end of install heard the 'finished' sound), but shortly after i had a KP on restart and when i rebooted, no more audio. boot log: Sound assertion "0 == pathMap_aDriverInstance" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-179.1.4/AppleHDA/AppleHDADriver.cpp" at line 1656 goto Exit Sep 18 02:42:18 localhost kernel[0]: Sound assertion "0 != createAudioEngines ( fPathMap_aDriverInstance )" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-179.1.4/AppleHDA/AppleHDADriver.cpp" at line 203 goto Exit this mobo has an 889 on it from what i have been able to find. i am going to look into mald0n's post on olarila about patching appleHDA, i read it late last night but was too tired to risk it 2. wake from sleep. keyboard, mouse, power button, all wake and require a touch to the keyboard or mouse click to bring up the display and not go back to sleep. console (first part no action from me, second part an additional keyboard touch: Wake reason: HDEF EHC1 0 0 AppleUSBCDC: start - initDevice failed --- last message repeated 1 time --- Graphics suppressed 7944 ms //back to sleep Wake reason: HDEF EHC1 0 0 AppleUSBCDC: start - initDevice failed --- last message repeated 1 time --- HID tickle 3889 ms //keyboard touch and stays awake previous build, this only happened on power button. 3. graphics performance. very slow in cinebench, 7.41 score for openGL. got a KP trying [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to patch NVDAGF100Hal.kext. did not re-attempt. if anybody sees anything here that they know how to fix, please let me know machine is otherwise fast, fast fast. haven't tried overclock yet.
  4. A very sick lion

    update: i was doubting my version of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] so i grabbed the newest. i am now booted into my Snow Leopard installer, so this is progress and encouragement! so, i have disk utility and terminal now. are there suggestions on what to do from here?
  5. A very sick lion

    hi all, my old lion install (fully working except pwr button wake from sleep, specs in sig) will not boot on the following: gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3 i7 2600K 8 GB corsair vengeance (tried at both 1333 and 1600) same GTX 460 before my last shutdown i set it up (correctly, i thought) to run on this mobo. new dsdt, smbios, etc.. it looked ok to me i get to the bootloader (latest chimera) and can choose my OS (dual boot with win 7 which boots just fine) when i choose lion: 1. i get a long long list of 'invalid character found in processor' 2. ACPI CPUs not found 'P states not generated' error 3. this repeats a few times, then normal looking boot starts 4. hangs every time at the same place 'AppleACPIPlatform failed to load' and 'unable to find driver for this platform' which mentions IOPlatformExpert.cpp' i have tried -x, -f, -F, PCIRootUID=1 in many combinations, end result is the same. i can't even get a SL install disc to boot using an [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD, it just hangs. clearly i've got something messed in my install, but i can't get to the desktop to even try to fix it. any help would be appreciated, i'm stuck and out of ideas
  6. Sleeps but screen doesnt wake up?

    if i can ask a question, is it wake with power button that is the problem? does it wake ok with keyboard/mouse? i am thinking of this board for my new hack.
  7. chiming in on my ep35-ds3l with 10.7.1 power button sleeps. nothing shows in logs that i can see. it just sleeps. wake on power button: getting "wake reason: ?" and if i click the mouse or keyboard (non-apple) it wakes with HID tickle, otherwise no screen, goes back to sleep, 'graphics suppressed' with time in log. wake on key/mouse: "wake reason: UHC6" HID tickle is there, and all is well. i had not noticed this before, as i usually go to menu -> sleep because tower button isn't convenient, and always wake with keyboard or mouse. interesting.
  8. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    thank you! i wonder, do you ever have sleep? you are always here it seems
  9. DSDT Auto-Patcher

    question: recently updated to 10.7 and then 10.7.1. used xmove method, went flawlessly. one issue that is a carry-over from 10.6 is that auto-sleep doesn't work. energy saver correctly set. it doesn't really bug me but i thought since i was going to Lion i would try to fix it. so i patched the dsdt for my board - ga-ep35-ds3l - from a dsdt that i extracted in windows using everest. replaced my current one, rebooted. no fix for auto-sleep that way. it's no big deal, it was just something to try. but the interesting thing is now audio is not working. no other changes to the set up except the auto-patched dsdt. i reverted to my earlier dsdt and audio returned. something in there not working right, and mostly for curiosity where i should check the auto-patched dsdt for the audio so that i can compare?
  10. Well i've mooted the SL vs Lion question. I put Lion on my laptop, and then did the hack. used xmove, no issues with the install. updated to 10.1 and did the rollback on HDA... all went fine. discovered on a sleep and restart that i had the cmos reset issue but i had read the headline here before, one quick search to discover current workaround. 5 minutes later, fixed. this place is amazing. one tiniest issue - auto-sleep is not working. every other kind of sleep/wake is fine. i recall it was there with SL but i didn't ever look into it, usually i put a machine to sleep when i leave it. but i think i would like to try to fix it, can anyone offer suggestions?
  11. i guess it's time to ask this one more question: knowing that i am running a 460 GTX and i will be better served upgrading to Lion, should i first update this machine to Lion before making the move, or would it be best to wait until after?
  12. thank you for the info, good tip on the imac 12,1 - right now i'm set up as mac pro 3,1 and wouldn't have thought to change it. win7 reinstall is a bummer but not the end of the world - maybe i'll take the time do do the SP1 update at the same time while it's blessed for booting. i'll post an update on progress as i get things going.
  13. i think it's time to step up from LGA775. here's my plan and questions. 1. currently dual boot SL and Win7 on a GA-EP35-DS3L. heading for a GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 or GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, with i5 2500K. will i need to re-install SL and/or win7? or can i just re-configure my boot setup and dsdt for the new hardware? 2. spent lots of time trying to get an overclock on my E5200 cpu, but i could never get it to boot with dsdt - it kept hanging, looking for ssdt files that i didn't have. i see posts here that suggest that people are running overclocked 2500K hacks... can someone chime in on how they did this, and whether they have any issues with sleep, time machine, etc.? i'd love to take advantage of the 2500K's potential if the hack can still behave "normally". 3. not quite the forum for this but it i see lots of posts with the Asus P67 sabertooth. should i re-consider my gigabyte plans? basically i am going off the build recommendations i saw at tonymac, and googling a LOT on the 2 mobos i am looking at. as always, all comments, help and info appreciated. i've learned a lot from you guys, and as you know learning is a lifelong process third hack this will be and i could not have done any of them without you all.
  14. Seeking testers for Fermi Freeze Fix.

    never any need to apologize. without the efforts of people like you, the people like me wouldn't even HAVE a hackintosh! here is one user who is grateful for all the efforts. i only wish i had more to contribute.
  15. Seeking testers for Fermi Freeze Fix.

    i'd be happy to try the injection method on msi 460gtx hawk with 10.6.6. might need a bit of guidance. this weekend i would have a bit of free time to mess about.