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  1. scrax, sorry for late reply.. been away.. The reason I use nForceLAN is because I dual boot to Linux. With the default nvenet it would grab hold of the NIC by the balls and not release them. So when I booted into Linux, the network would not work. It would only work if I pulled the power for 5 seconds. I would work if I was in Linux and rebooted to OSX, but ONCE I've booted OSX, Linux network would not work... Only problem is that when I install nForceLAN, reboot and shutdown don't work I'm going to try the evoreboot.
  2. yup, 10.6.4 also broke the sound for me. also had to reinstall the nForceLan (and delete nvenet.kext) Came here, read a few pages and got the sound working again! ;) Thanks to everyone that keeps this thread alive!!!! You guys rock!
  3. The reason I choose a GT240 was because both Zotac and Asus make a Silent version of it. Completely fanless. They have huge heat sinks around and over the cards and they still fit in a SG06 or SG05 case, making this a very quiet build! I only have one fan in my case (the front one) with a GeminII heatsink for the Q9400 cpu. Let's just say that I can hear the Seagate Momentus 2.5" hard drive more than the fan! I know it's not the fastest video card, but it is faster than the on-board, and has full VDPAU acceleration in Linux. I mostly do photo/video editing in OSX, I'm not much of a gamer
  4. concord

    nForce LAN driver

    weird, my post didnt take properly?? anyways.. I just found Don Carrolls post today, after I've been banging my head agains the wall with the same issue. so now, I have the same issue as karamat, after reboot I need to re-add the interface after deleting the current one for the NIC to start working... I guess I'll bump up the logging on nForceLAN.kext and post what I find.
  5. all I did was add the NVCAP string into the com.apple.Boot.plist file like this: (its the device-properties key and string) made with osx86tools... <?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>No</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>default1</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>d10300000100000001000000c50300001500000002010c00d041030a0100000001010600000c 0101060000007fff04003a000000400032002c0068007700730065006e0073006f0072002d0070006 100720061006d0073002d00760065007200730069006f006e00000008000000000000022200000040 0032002c006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065000000120000004e5644412c67707 52d64696f64650e0000004e00560050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e000 000090000003331373261100000004e00560043004100500000001800000004000000000003000c00 0000000000070000000022000000400032002c002300730069007a0065002d00630065006c006c007 3000000080000000000000022000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f007400790070 00650000000b000000646973706c6179100000006d006f00640065006c0000001e0000004e5649444 941204765466f72636520393830302047542045464914000000400030002c006e0061006d00650000 00120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4120000000400032002c0063006f006d0070006100740 0690062006c0065000000160000004e5644412c73656e736f722d706172656e741400000040003100 2c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4212000000400032002c007 20065006700000008000000000000021c0000006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065 000000100000004e5644412c4765466f72636520000000400031002c0063006f006d0070006100740 0690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616326000000400032002c00230061006400 72006500730073002d00630065006c006c007300000008000000000000010e0000006e0061006d006 50000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e7422000000400031002c00640065007600690063006500 5f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c617920000000400030002c0063006f006d00700 061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d6163220000005600520041004d00 2c0074006f00740061006c00730069007a0065000000080000000000004036000000400032002c006 80077006300740072006c002d0070006100720061006d0073002d00760065007200730069006f006e 000000080000000000000214000000400032002c006e0061006d00650000001100000073656e736f7 22d706172656e74</string> </dict> </plist>
  6. Nice to see this thread is still going strong! So I have been a happy 10.5 user since Aug/09, but about a month ago I decided to install a nVidia GT240 video card. Thats where all the trouble started! 10.5 just would not boot up anymore. So I bought another hard drive and the 10.6 update dvd. Might as well start fresh and go to 10.6 #1 - Thank you ugokind for keeping the first post up-to-date! Helped a lot! Step #6 was very easy! #2 - Thank you dreamwatcher for your dsdt! 10.6 works great. (I don't use sleep mode, so to me it is perfect) #3 - Thank you minihack, your post #200 (make your own custom dsdt is amazing!) #4 - Thank you tinnush for the AppleHDA.kext info So I now have Snow Leopard running great!!!! With ONE small annoying problem!!! Really annoying!!! Does anyone else here 'dual boot' to ubuntu with chameleon? I do! I use OSX and Linux all day... Here is the problem: If I'm in OSX, everything works 100%. If I want to reboot into Ubuntu 10.04 (or 9.10) I NEVER get the network card to work in Linux! I have to shutdown the computer and also TURN POWER OFF for about 10 seconds, then I can boot Linux and the network card will work. If I go from Linux -> OSX network card will work, OSX -> Linux network card will not work! This is really annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? Here are my details: Chameleon 2 RC4 OSX 10.6.3 Ubuntu 10.04 (32bit) Zotac GeForce 9300 ITX wifi VER 00, with pa105 firmware Asus Silent GeForce GT 240 video card dreamwatcher DSDT/boot.plist(with GT 240 NVCAP injection)/smbios.plist E/E - fakesmc.kext, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext, LegacyHDA.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, PlatformUUID.kext S/L/E - tinnush - AppleHDA.kext Here is what I have tried so far: Build my own custom DSDT using post #200 method - same problem. Build a DSDT for Ubuntu 10.04 and recompile Linux Kernel (Maybe will reset NIC on bootup?) - same problem. Try LiveCD 9.10/9.04/8.10 - same problem Try nForceLAN.kext - same problem For what ever reason, when I restart OSX or shutdown OSX it looks like it kills the onboard NIC and Linux can't use it. It 'sees' it, but says 'network cable unplugged' Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm one problem away from perfection! Thanks...
  7. MiniHack, Well I took a breather and tried again with the USB method you mentioned. And surprise, this time it worked!? I'm not sure why that method worked over the "OS X install from Mac" method didn't. Oh well To add to the topic, VoodooPS2.kext works well with this board if you need PS2 keyboard/mouse. Although I went out and bought a Logitech G15 keyboard which runs native, and offers OS X support for the LCD. VoodooHDA.kext 0.22 still crackles... I think I'll try some of the HDA methods in this thread since I only need line out, but my C-Media usb stick works great. I just don't like having "core" USB devices hanging off my machines if possible. Thanks again to ugokind and MiniHack
  8. MiniHack, Thanks for the clarification. I swear I've read this thread 20x up and down and couldn't find the 4gb comment. I just found it from Ugokind on post #44. I think I need to take a break from this since the frustration is causing mistakes. I don't mind reading, but the conflicting information in this community is confusing. I don't want you to upload an image, I'd rather learn this so I can fix it later or adapt it to something else. I think my next step is to find a good guide on this kext E/E and S/L/E topics since that is my road block right now. My only concern is that I bought 10.5.4 almost a year ago, and I don't want to buy a newer 10.5.6 since so many comments state installs are easier with 10.5.6 Ok, I hope my next question won't be as bad
  9. has anyone run the board with 4GB of memory? also what could be the problem when the board reboots about 1 second into loading OS X 10.5, right after chameleon? Yes I am a Retail OS X n00b. I've only played with the Dell Mini9 OS X installs. This seems 10x more difficult because there are so many conflicting install guides and many do not explain why the steps are taken.