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  1. what if i told you you can upgrade your os for some 20 bucks without buying a brand new computer?
  2. USB 3.0 OSX Support By Caldigit

    i seem to have the same usb disconnect issue on my z77 chipset 10.8.1 hackintosh. actually usb3.0 ports (via vl800) don't work at all, usb2.0 (intel) disconnect my plugged in usb disk, and also my wacom tablet - that's actually pretty annoying - it sorta drops the driver, after reconnect the tablet works like a mouse, basic features only. i have to reboot for the full-feature support to return.
  3. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    i only have the overscan option in there if my display is connected oved HDMI. when i go over DVI, it's not there.
  4. fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    anyone with working GT 430 on 10.6.5? the best i can do myself is download retail quatro drivers for mac (linked somewhere in this thread) and run the installer from the dmg, in a conventional way. this gives me full res (1920x1200) and translucent menu bar - so i guess hw accel is working, but performs poorly (some numbers reported by xbench are lower than on my old GT 220, and the GUI effects, like the windows resizing when i hit F3, are not smooth at all). i have also tried messing with gfx strings before, but no luck there, but im not sure i was doing it right. maybe i'll have to revise on those methods. meanwhile i was thinking if there was someone with working ZOTAC GT 430 ZONE 1GB, could you please share your steps or even the gfx string? i dont mind even flashing the cards bios if i have to
  5. Snow Leopard on Hardware Raid Set (bootable)

    if anyone still can't find it, here is a rather direct link to that x86_64 kext for 3ware 9650se: ftp://tsupport:tsupport@ftp0.lsil.com/pri...e9000_2_2_3.zip
  6. Issues with GeForce GT220

    kaiou: i have just installed 10.6.3 update and my playback-lag problem is gone. yip.
  7. Issues with GeForce GT220

    I had no problem with my previous geforce 9500gt 512mb, but yesterday i bought PNY GT220 1GB only to find out that its not gonna work easy under SL. i have gigabyte ex58-ud3r v1.6 board and the latest dd's script (4.22) works amazing for me. the latest fakesmc.kext 2.5 mentioned earlier is included with this version of the script. there are two ways i am able to run my gui at 1920x1200 and accelerated: 1) nvkush (part of the dd's script) - installed as a solo graphics kext 2) silent natit 1.0.2 (dug one up after reading this thread) - also installed as a solo graphics kext unfortunately, both of these methods are not 100%. i do get accelerated gui, with all the transparency, effects and what not, but when i play a video in quicktime player (some fullHD trailer for "brooklyn's finest" downloaded from apple website) it's choppy. it's like two seconds fluid, half a second lag, two seconds fluid... and so on. its a full 1920x1200 MOV so if no accel was working this would give me like 5 fps playback, so... accel is working but its not the real flawless thing yet. also after i install snow leo, after the first reboot i got a black screen hang with mouse cursor alive, as the into video should be launched. i have to swap to my old 9500gt vga for this first boot, get past the video and the initial os setup, after that i can swap back to the gt220 and im booting fine. i guess it's not a major thing as this is primarily an audio workstation, but still, i won't sleep well until i get this sorted to perfection edit: in hardware profiler both these methods show incorrect gfx memory - 128mb or maybe 256mb the other one, dont remember...) if anyone knows of a working solution (like some juicy new 64-bit kext) please let me know maybe it will take some time before this gets sorted and ill just have to wait. also if you need some "beta-testing" im willing to participate. im an obsessive-compulsive risk-taker so i don't mind even flashing my vga with some experimental bios or whatever im pretty tech-savvy with 15-year pc troubleshooting professional experience, but only a lame 1-year mac experience. ps and once more: big thanks to dd and others who contribute and make the impossible possible
  8. i have the ud3r board and nvidia gfx but this should work for you anyway: download: - dd's script, version 4.2c and dd's preboot cd iso (the one from his idisk - thats's the one that works, http://idisk.mac.com/digital_dreamer/Publi...ntosh_Core_i7/) - retail snow leopard iso (i think it worked even with the non-retail version that comes with macbooks - i just had to edit the dvd label expected inside the script itself - but that was back on 10.5.6 disk or so that i tried on) extract the script zip onto an usb disk (preferably one formatted under mac os) and go to kexts_10.6/misc patches and make sure the SleepEnabler.kext is not there. if it is, move it into the _repository subfolder. (i don't know about ud5 but it causes failure on my ud3r) burn the isos (mac os to dvd, preboot will do with a cd) boot from the preboot cd when you see the big disc icon in the centre, swap the disc for the snow leopard dvd hit f5 and give it a few seconds, don't mind the few error messages the dvd should boot and you should be able to make a full vanilla install of snow leo. before you trigger the installation, i suggest you run disk utility form the installer's top menu and format the target disk with two partitions, GPT style, partitions formatted as journaled, but not case sensitive. on the next reboot - boot from the preboot cd again, you should be presented with a choice to boot into the partition you just installed the snow leo to. do so. you should be booted into the mac os quite flawlessly here. if you are, i strongly suggest you dont touch this installation ofr a while - it will serve as a "restore point" to get back to. also its good to bring a copy of the script folder to this partition and also the image of the snowleo install dvd, in iso or dmg format. when you have this ready, mount the snowleo iso and run the "run-patch_installer" command from the script folder. when asked which partition you want to install to, choose the other one of your target hard disk (that is not the one you have just installed and booted from) and go for the Extra option, not the EFI partition. use the 1) option that runs the full script sequence when asked what bootloader to install, choose PC-EFI 10.5 from here you should just follow the mac os install (it takes about 6 mintues in my case, as i store the SL ISO on an SSD drive) - choose custom install, put it onto the OTHER partition, remove the language packs and any other rubbish you don't need to install)... when install is finished, in the script window hit a key, it iwll proceed with kext installer/dsdt patcher. just press Y and trust the script, it knows what its doing... before you exit the script, hit the 5) option and look at what you see. all the x86_64 entries should be in /System, so if you see any of those that is in /Extra, press its corresponding key to switch. when all are set to /System, hit N to build the cache. (i may be wrong with this assumption, but it works for me...) after this you should be able to reboot and if you boot to this harddrive, you should see a menu with both your SL installs. keep the first one untweeked for some time. coz if you mess up both of them, you'll have to trace back to the reinstall from the physical disc, which is rather time-consuming. that's why i keep two installs so that i always have one to return to and execute a quick reinstall (from a mounted iso, as opposed to from a physical disc) from this one onto the other partition. it can take a week or three before you tweak your kext cache with all your drivers, till everything works the way it should, and it's so easy to render your installation unbootable. hence the back-up solution. i wrote this form the top of my head as im not at my home hackintosh at the moment, so i hope i got the order of the steps right... p.
  9. ........................................................... .................. OpenCL Bench V 0.25 by mitch ........... ...... C2D 3GHz = 12 sec vs Nvidia 9600GT = 0,93 sec ...... ... time results are not comparable to older version! ..... ........................................................... Number of OpenCL devices found: 1 OpenCL Device # 0 = Intel® Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz Device 0 is an: CPU with max. 2696 MHz and 8 units/cores Now computing - please be patient.... time used: 2.004 seconds Now checking if results are valid - please be patient.... Validate test passed - GPU results=CPU results if i see this, does that mean that the only openCL device identified in my system is the CPU? im running a vanilla 10.6 on my system and can't figure out how to make my nvidia properly accelerated. for 10.5.8 all i needed to do was to get rid of ATY_init.kext (using DD's install script) and install NVinstaller v.52.pkg which i got somewhere off the net. this doesn't work for me on SL. i have now tried two versions of NVinject.kext, 0.2.2 and 0.2.1 and none of them seems to work. or maybe i just dont know how to properly install them, because after i try to update the boot caches, i immediately get a window bitching about kext not loaded, coz it was not properly installed. i have nvidia 9500GT 512MB.
  10. i used to have sata II drive which i used to use exactly for that purpose. donated it to my father few days ago. i still have 16gb usb drive and im trying to get iatkos v7 onto it but no success. installation stalls at cca 75% of the progress bar.
  11. ehh ehh sorry to be a bit OT but i need urgent help i have updated my boot cache with IOPCMCIAFamily.kext or something like that and now i cant boot :/ i cant boot ignoring full cache, coz then my hw raid driver will not install and again it will not boot. is there any way to disable single specific kext at boot?
  12. i think i just deleted the ATY_init.kext from /Extras folder, ran the RUN-PATCHER script, used option #6 to view/update boot cache, rebooted and that was it. after reboot i got the fully accelerated gfx that reports itself as nvinject 0.2.1 or something like that. but that was because i have tried all sorts of {censored} before, installing drivers, messing with EFI strings... having it "all figured out", i decided to do a fresh clean install of mac os x. immedaitely after that, i removed the rogue kext, after reboot i was in "safe-mode"-like 1024x768, some VESA mode or something, i guess. obviously no driver was in to take the place. so i installed nvinstaller v52 or whatever its called and that was all i needed to get the hw acceleration. all that was really needed here, was for me to revise and pay more attention to the way dd's patcher works with the boot cache. coz previously i sort-of overlooked it and pretty much just replicated the steps in the guide, without much thinking, monkey-style. having made this "progress", i tried to sort out my RAID the same way, using my recently acquired "know-how" . booted to the osx installation on my external disk, installed the 3ware RAID controller driver. once able to access my raid disks, i re-partitioned one of them and installed os x on it using dd's patcher. of course this wouldn't boot from the raid disk jsut like that, so i took the driver kext from the 3ware driver package, copied it into /extras (or possibly /stored_kexts, i dont remember now which one worked) did some hogo-pogo-mumbo-jumbo with dd's patcher to update the boot cache, rebooted with the ext. disk switched off and... i now have working installation on the striped raid array that boots and works like a bloody charm!
  13. WOOT! i finally made it! i didn't like the "netkas.org" bios revision i kept seeing in system profiler. i mean what i didn't like was the fact, that whatever i was trying to rape my gfx drivers to do, the gfx page in profiler just never changed. netkas.org doesn't sound like any vanilla apple component, so i figured it must be a part of dd's patches. it took me a while to figure out how to get rid of it, and now my profiler shows something else! QE / rotation / QGL all supported, CI hw accelerated, now im "kchappy"! note to self: milk bar at the top of the screen went transparent: that's how i will recognize hw gfx acceleration immediately, without launchng system profiler. saves me some clicks
  14. ever since i can remember, i was more eager for the disk transfer speeds, than paranoid about data safety. thats why i chose to go the striping way, not mirroring. mirroring is a waste of disk to me i havent experienced a hdd-crash in years. and stripe+mirror = 4 disks, which i always considered an unnecessary overkill and yeah, i was thinking i oculd keep system on non-raid and data (or applications, too) on raid. but in these times of pci-e bandwidths and sata II raids, i dont think its such a bad idea to have OS on raid well, ill switch to solid-state raid as soon as the prices become less ridiculous, anyway and as for the 10.5.7 supported gfx, is there any list of those, that i could check out? i wouldnt mind upgrading of that front. i just wasnt aware that there was something like "10.5.7 officially suported gfx cards" or anything like that. i just thought that this problem arises from the very concept of running mac os x on non-apple hw.
  15. hi, ill start from here: specs: gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.6) intel core i7 920 (D0 stepping) ECS geforce 9500GT 512mb (i also have my previous, ATI radeon hd2400 256MB somewhere) pioneer bdc-202 (sata bd-rom drive) 3ware 9650SE (2-port hardware raid controller, pci-e) striping a pair of big fat seagate sata II 32mb cache disks another seagate sata II disk inside an enclosure (usb2.0 / fw800 / eSATA) macbook pro (core 2 duo) with 10.5.7 onboard stuff: azalia audio texas instruments firewire chip realtek LAN chip intel ICH10R southbridge (6-port sata II) gigabyte sata II controller, 2-port (i noticed in verbose mode that Jmicron driver is handling it on my hackint0sh installs) i can do a very "vanilla-like" installation using "1. DIGITAL_DREAMER'S STANDARD RETAIL DVD INSTALL" method at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=149505 with no big problems. LAN is working, onboard audio - i dont care, coz im using firewire audio interface anyway, gfx - here we get to my... problem #1: i can't get either of my two gfx cards to work with QE / CI. i need this coz i intend to work with Logic Studio on this machine and it requires QE (i know there are ways around it using Pacifist, but it didn't turn out the best way for me so far). i may be using Final Cut Pro later in the future, and imagine it will need QE/CI even more critically than Logic. problem #2: wow to make a working install onto my RAID array? method: - i connect my enclosured disk through fw800 to my macbook, - re-partition it in disk utility - do everything by the afore-mentioned digital dreamer's guide, installing onto the external disk, from retail 10.5.6 ISO, apply 10.5.7 patch to the same disk, do the tweaks, disconnect ext. disk from macbook, connect it to pc, boot from it, everything works like charm. from here on, my priority is the the hw-accelerated gfx. if i dont make the RAID work, well then, phuck it i guess, ill be on normal sata II AHCI. but that QE/CI i will need. for either gfx card, i have tried several methods all found on this forum (nvinstaller v52, messing with efi strings, osx86 utils, EFI studio, all of that...) none seems to work. i have even extracted the vga bios rom from the geforce and then the EFI string from it. i have a 15-year pc servicing experience, but im rather new to macs. it took me 3 days just to find a way to successfully boot from usb on this board (!) as it's been a few years since i last needed to do that. who would have thought that this board will only boot from usb if you disable usb2.0 in bios and only keep usb 1.1 on? ) about that RAID: i have managed to successfuly inject RAID controller drivers into my iATKOS v7 ISO and the installation works well, but i end up with the notorious "waiting for root device". haven't found a way around it yet, but my thoughts here are: iatkos installer recognises my raid and allows me to install to those raid disks, but: is it possible that the same drivers that are present in the installer, are not loaded when booting after installation? i guess tonight i could try this: boot PC to the installation on the enclosed drive, install raid drivers to recognize raid disks, run digital dreamer's installation to the raid disk, then reboot from raid disk. sorry to splash my problems here in such an inconsistent manner, but this is all doing my head in, i have spent all week studing this forum and although i am making some progress, i still have some essential problems unsolved. thoughts anyone? )