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  1. skyhack

    iTunes Error (-50) when trying up authorize

    Great Answer !!!! I had this problem after upgrading my motherboard and RealtekR1000 kext. Deleting the .plist worked for me.
  2. Success !!!!! I finally got my HDMI display working on my production system ( please see system specs in my signature ). I first tried using el_charlie's method of extracting my video rom with NiBiTor ( and XP ) and then modifying my com.apple.Boot.plist. I remove the EFI string and added the following:- <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>yes</string> <key>VideoROM</key> <string>NVIDIA.rom</string> <key>VBIOS</key> <string>yes</string> This still did not work so I tried bigfish's macpro8800gt.rom and renamed it NVIDIA.rom. ( http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=219232 ) Bingo, my system now boot 10.6.3 with DVI to HDMI. Big thanks to bigfish and el_charlie !!
  3. +1 I too have just upgrade to 10.6.3 and I have the same problem. When I connect to the TV via the DVI / HDMI connection the system boots to a black screen. When I connect the video out to an old CRT monitor the system boots normally. I am running a EN9800GTX+ DK/HTDI/512M Asus card in an AMD system. This setup worked 100% under 10.6.2 with EFI strings.
  4. I too have just upgrade to 10.6.3 and I have the same problem. When I connect to the TV via the DVI / HDMI connection the system boots to a black screen. When I connect the video out to an old CRT monitor the system boots normally. I am running a EN9800GTX+ DK/HTDI/512M Asus card in an AMD system. This setup worked 100% under 10.6.2 with EFI strings.
  5. skyhack

    Itunes crashes on Snow install

    Flatline - Thankyou so much for this solution!!! I have previously tried and failed to patch the 2 locations but your 2 step approach worked. Now I only need to get my ALC888 sound working ( instead of using a USB audio device ).
  6. I have two AMD machines and both are running 10.6.2 and are having problems with itunes. When I run itunes for the first time the setup wizard runs and some of the windows have no writing on them. They only have the cancel, back and next buttons displayed. When I click on the iTunes menu bar and then click on preferences all I see is a tall gray rectangular box with the tab headings ( General / Playback / Sharing etc ). There is no writing and no settings on the general tab. If I select one of the other tabs then itunes crashes. I have tried repairing CPUIDs using Marvin's AMD utility V.25 but the program comes up with errors after patching 32 of 34 files. Could someone please give me some clues - I have had this fault since 10.6.0 - my 10.5.8 installations work beautifully.
  7. skyhack

    10.6.2 is out...

    Thanks Myska for the info - I have just updated to 10.6.2 on 2 machines following these steps ( the steps come from various sources Netkas, Myska ) Use any disabler for AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, for example “ NullCPUPM.kext, install it to Extra mkext and reboot, of course if you made AppleIntelCPUPM to speedstep your cpu, you can skip this step. 1. Backup Kernel to desktop ( use "showallfiles" to allow you to see and manipulate the file. ) 2. Run update dmg DO NOT REBOOT !!! 3. Manually replace 2 video files with 10.6.1 kexts for Nvidia ( not sure if you really need this step but it allowed me to reboot and repair the kexts properly ( step 9 ) ) 4. Repair Extra folder with Kext utility 5. Restore Kernel 6. Repair disk permissions with diskutility 7. Reboot now 8. use flags -v -f -x32 9. Replace Video files again with Kext Helper 10. Repair disk permissions 11. Reboot
  8. skyhack

    Power issue on boot up 10.6.2

    Have you modified your dsdt file? "A dsdt.aml file is recommended which is patched to fix a bug in Snow Leopard that corrupts your" motherboard CMOS. Many guides already exist for this, such as the ones at Infinitemac (step3) or Insanelymac.
  9. skyhack

    10.6.2 is out...

    I killed my AMD 10.6.1 build by using the 10.6.2 update. Restored my old kernel but still no luck. It looks like the system starts but I loose my video. Can not boot into safe mode. Netkas has an upgrade guide. I will restore my partition from an image dmg via my leopard partition and try again. http://netkas.org/?m=200911
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