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  1. Gentlefolks - a few updates for my G41M-ES2L homeys: 1. BIOS F8 is safe to use. feel free to update if you've wondered about it. 2. I could never get 64 bit to work with my video card (Quadro FX 540). Then someone told me that the card has to be at least an 8400. That, coupled with a NewEgg sale was the perfect excuse for me to upgrade to a fanless Asus card. Indeed, put the 8400 in there and we are rockin' at 64 bits. 3. I'm experimenting with ways to get more bang for the buck, particularly for video work, short of stepping up to an i5 or i7 processor on another board (P55 series). I'm overclocking right now with a 9.5 multiplier. Temps are about 40C using a Zalman variable cooler. 4. Xbench shows good CPU test numbers (~215 consistently) but thread test shows smaller and more variable numbers relative to other Hack boards on Xbench public numbers site. Overall, I gotta say I'm pretty happy with this board.
  2. Don't live without sleep brother! Actually, I had this problem for a while (see much earlier part of this thread) and it started bugging me much more than I thought it would. PM me your DSDT (you say you custom made it) and I will do a diff with mine. May as well not assume anything so please include your /Extra contents Just doing a "cd /Extra" and doing a "find . -exec ls -ld {} \;" will give me what I need there. You know it's going to be some stupid little setting.
  3. The settings are the same but you may have missed the important ACPI Suspend Type S3 setting? He gives a screenshot but doesn't write about it.
  4. WIndows is not required, it's just suggested by iRobie as a debug method. You could just as easily - maybe even easier than windows - do a quick install of Ubuntu 10.x and confirm that sleep works there. If sleep does not work, there is a SL independent issue to address with hardware, likely the BIOS settings. Based on your description, I suggest to remove Please Sleep, unplug the thumb drive, getting these variables out of the way. Then reboot, see if on demand sleep and wakeup work after that. Manual on demand sleep, as well as timeout sleep, and wakeup with any keyboard key all work on my G41M Hac w/o PleaseSleep. All I really needed was the box checked in energy saver control panel.
  5. Go to Ridgeline's profile. His site is listed there, the rest is a simple exercise for the reader.
  6. <br /><br /><br /> I wasn't at all advocating that we would ask Ridgel1ne to turn his installer into a multiboard installer. That's what Kakewalk already is. This community is focused - rightfully so - on the G41M-ES2L board. My viewpoint is that perhaps there is something in the kakewalk installer that we would benefit from. 2ndly, the kakewalk installer might benefit within its G41M-ES2L component from our input. I personally helped with the original issue of the ALC888B sound. I'm willing to have that side conversation with the kakewalk developer because his solution is different from ours (and I'm not convinced it's better). I like multiple approaches when they are reasonably as good but I think the community benefits when superior methods (superior = heavy emphasis on simpler) rise to the top (i.e., more commonplace use). We've seen that here with the evolution of the guide from the original iRobie version, to the skinh33t base, to the current approach. One thing I've seen on these boards is that people ask the same things over and over. Sometimes they ask questions where you wonder why they can't read the previous post! I want to do my bit to make the installer as simple and cookie cutter as possible. So again, I'm not at all advocating that we look at making it a multiboard installer. Distilled to its essence, I'm simply saying that there is another person (the kakewalk developer) working successfully within the bowels of DSDT files for G41M boards, and we might get some synergy out of that contact.
  7. Ridegline, let me add to the chorus of kudos for the help and the installer. In return, I'm happy to test etc., as needed on NVEenabler. I'm also getting this message at boot: 6/18/10 9:57:46 PM kernel ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::registerLPCDriver - WARNING - LPC device initialization failed: C-state power management not initialized FWIW, my DSDT is identical (except for comments) to the E8400 one you have posted for download on your site. I have a Quadro 540FX and it blue screens (screen turns blue before login screen and stays frozen there) when I run 64 bit mode. So I'm stuck in 32 bit mode. I'd like to get back to 64 bit, since my perf measures during Leopard days in 64 bit were much better in 64 bit. If NVEnabler is the path, I need to check it and see. Also, don't know if you are aware of the work being done by the guy who maintains kakewalk http://puru.se/ I did a test install with kakewalk, it's very similar to yours but support for more boards than just the G41M-ES2L. It would be cool if you guys made contact and combined forces. Kakewalk gave me working audio but only out of the rear Jack. I have another rig to construct for my son this summer, for a Final Cut video editing rig. I briefly thought about a 55 series Gigabyte board but I'll stick with the G41M for now. I think the GT210 or GT240 is the way to go for his video card. E8400 w/Zalman Cooler G41M-ES2L Quadro FX 540 4GB RAM, 2x500GB disk
  8. You can go into Console to figure out what is the last thing reported in the log. FWIW, the boot param for 32 bit is "arch=i386" (no dash, no quotes)
  9. iRobie et al: I have to +1 on the "use the sk1nhd33t guide " suggestion. Lack of Sleep functionality was bugging me more so I went and bought another drive for another install from scratch attempt. I now have on board Sleep and Sound together and all is well. The only thing that guide is missing is the instructions listed in this thread for the ALC888B (aka ALC887) built in sound chip which is a main differentiator between the G31M and the G41M. I followed the sk1nhd33t guide to the letter. The myHack installer is very easy (I love the "taking the iSuck out of your iHack!" tagline). I use the latest DSDTSE editor from the EVO Spanish team. RTC, CPU, CMOS, HDEF, DTGP, and WAK hacks are required, but the DSDTSE editor has them all documented. The netkas Sleep Enabler is required in 10.6.2. So in summary, kexts in /Extra: fakesmc, LegacyHDA_ALC888B, NullCPUPowerManagement, OpenHaltRestart, PlatformUUID, and SleepEnabler. SMBIOS.plist is apparently unnecessary (?). I get a kernel panic in 64bit but I'm solid in 32bit, so I'm staying there for now. BTW, I had bumped up to the F6 Bios version a few weeks back - you all may consider it field tested and safe. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work.
  10. IRobie et al: Does anybody have Sleep working on the G41M-ES2L under 10.6.1? It's the only thing not working for me, and it's bugging me more than I thought it would. I've scrutinized every post. I don't see anyone explicitly claiming it works but SleepEnabler.Kext is on here so I'm thinking there is something simple I missed. I've tried 32 and 64bit 10.6.1 as well as F3 and now F4 BIOS versions. My rig goes into some unknown state and I can't wake it. The fan stays on, no keyboard or mouse actions work to bring it out of whatever state it's in. Nothing in the DSDT jumps out at me.. Sleep worked just fine for me under 10.5.7 so I know the motherboard is capable of properly working sleep. The only thing I haven't tried yet is swapping Sleep Enabler kexts from the 10.5.7 boot. I use two hard drives so that I can revert bac to a known working baseline When 1.6.1 works perfectly, I'll make a backup on the 2nd drive and establish a new working baseline.
  11. FYI: I have BIOS version F4 working on my 64 Bit 10.6.1 box Yes, it's a faster bootup. I did not do anything special ahead of time. My sequence: 1. Load optimized defaults, Note my changes. 2. Reboot, make sure that's OK as is. 3. Reboot, save existing BIOS F3 version 4. Load F4 BIOS, reboot 5. Stop boot screen, load optimized defaults 6. Reboot, make normal changes (disable floppy, serial, parallel, PEG display init, etc)
  12. Look for HDEF, then: Device (HDEF) { Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x04) { "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x77, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00 }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer (Zero) {} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } Hope that helps
  13. Yes, I have high quality sound coming out the front via Headphones, and the back via LineOut. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t=#entry1280843 NIC was working fine from the get go. Two easily ingnored requirements: Do a fresh install to avoid conflict kexts. You *have* to use DSDT to get onboard audio working. The only thing I don't have working on my G41M-ES2L 10.6.1 64 bit is Sleep. Looking for clues on that tonight ....
  14. tmongkol, thank you. JAMMIN' with iTunes. FYI, the rear green plug comes out with Line Out; the front green plug works with headphone. As soon as I changed *just* the layout-id lines in DSDT, The sound was enabled on reboot. i.e.: "layout-id", Buffer (0x04) { 0x77, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00 }, Other items of interest: ls -1 /Extra/Extensions LegacyAppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext LegacyHDA_ALC888B.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext SleepEnabler.kext VoodooPowerMini.kext fakesmc.kext uname -p i386 I consider this major progress. I'm not on 10.6.1 yet but will post when I get there. I'll be trying to go to 64 bit at some point, as well as bump up from F3 to F4 BIOS. For DSDT editing, I'm using the spanish team's awesome DSDT editor: http://www.osx86.es/?p=610 DSDTSE V1.2.4 (EN) Most of the editor has been translated to English, so fear not English speakers. G41M-ES2L ; E8400 cpu ; Nvidia 540 FX, Snow Leopard Family Pack ; Two Seagate 500GB Sata drives (one for Snow Leopard; backup for Leopard); Chameleon RC3 manually installed FYI, now listening to the Rolling Stones - appropriately, "I'm Just Waiting for a Friend" - through headphones on front green port with 10.6.1 on and iTunes 9.x. iRobie, I also thank you very much for your guide. Its appearance on this board was the catalyst for me to buy the Family Pack and bump up to Snow Leopard. Ha! There are more than 3 of us using this G41M-ES2L board. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ G41M-ES2L ; E8400 cpu ; Nvidia 540 FX, Snow Leopard Family Pack ; Two Seagate 500GB Sata drives (one for Snow Leopard; backup for Leopard); Chameleon RC3 manually installed