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The Shaun

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  1. I'm at my wits end with this build and I don't know where else to turn, so I'm coming here. I built this machine back in July, all the details (the Z97 one) are in my signature. Literally nothing changed. One day I went to boot, and FakeSMC failed to initialize, so it wasn't able to persist. No problem, I'll just whip out the Yosemite USB stick I built with Niresh's MacPwn. No luck, won't boot. Okay, weird. I redownloaded Yosemite and MacPwn on my other Hack and re-write the USB. Now no matter what, I'm getting a Waiting for Root Device error. I haven't seen that since the Tiger days, and I don't have any setting that seems to be wrong... VT-d disabled, SATA=ACHI, Tried with Legacy USB on and off, no difference. I don't get it, that exact same USB installer booted this rig just fine back in November when I installed Yosemite, and now I've got nothing. Tried disconnecting all the drives in my machine except for the SSD that I had OS X on, nothing. I absolutely cannot get it to boot any flavor of OS X. Won't even work with an old Mavericks MyHack USB, either. Am I overlooking some really obvious BIOS setting that got bumped? I went ahead and did a CMOS reset to wipe out any potential accidental changes I made, but still no luck. So, to recap: Niresh MacPwn USB = Still waiting for root device. Existing OS X install = FakeSMC fails to initialize.
  2. Man, I owe you one. That was it. Totally slipped my mind that it can cause weird USB issues. All ports are working great now
  3. Certainly a very particular problem: I upgraded from myHack install of 10.9.5 to Yosemite using MacPwn. Decided it was time to move from Chameleon to Clover. I am using the RampageDev Haswell DMG SSDT patches for my board. Took me a while to get things running, but everything seems to be A-OK now. Everything except the fact that about half of my USB ports don't work. All of these ports worked in Mavericks and they work in Windows, it's just Yosemite. I found a post on "another" forum where someone with a UD3H board had the same problem, but no one replied and the OP never said if he got it working. I'm not sure where exactly the issue lies, but I have a feeling it has something to do with the SSDT patches. At this point, I'm scared to disable them because I fear it'll break this install and I've already had to bring it back from the dead (boot was hanging due to the Graphics HW monitor plugins in FakeSMC.kext, which I had to delete, and now that error is gone). Any ideas at all to try? I'm at my wits end. I can't think of anything else.
  4. And the Lion for AMD?

    The AMD/Legacy Intel guys are still awaiting Nawcom's return. Hope he gets better soon.
  5. lion on pentium 4

    The people in this thread are referring to the NetBurst-era Pentium 4's and Pentium D's. Your Pentium Dual Core is based off the Core architecture and should be able to run Lion out of the box. You don't need a legacy kernel. Always nice to see you around. Thanks for the insight, JaS. Anyone else have futher information on the difficulties of SSSE3 emulation?
  6. lion on pentium 4

    Not really. My daily rig is a lowly Pentium D 960 and it churns through my work (using Photoshop, Xcode, etc) with relative ease. Sure it won't be playing Crysis anytime soon (especially not with a GeForce 8400), but it's more than sufficient for me. Sort of crazy to think I built this desktop back in the deadmoo days. In a way, I think I'm attached to it because it's been running this strong for this long. Nothing can stop it! But anyhow, I hope we see a patched kernel soon, not just for the legacy Intel guys, but for the AMD folks as well. With nawcom out of the scene for a little while though, I have my doubts we'll see anything at all. All hope for a new kernel aside, I hope he gets better soon.
  7. How to: Safari 3 on pre-10.4.9

    Seems to be INCREDIBLY flaky on my 10.4.8 install. Doesn't render the pages unless I hit enter twice. MEH! Thanks for the tip, though. EDIT: Broke my dock too, and of course I was too stupid to back anything up. Off to find my Install DVD!
  8. AUDIO AND INTERNET HELP FOR EVERYONE!

    You want to try a simple search? Type in USB audio. Yes, I UNDERSTAND that you're trying to help out, but it's nothing that we haven't already tried before. You posted something on the Internet. That gives other people a right to reply to it. Sorry if you don't like that. I'd also stop calling people names before you get banned.
  9. Computer Temperatures

    Unless you're a CD/C2D/C2Q/Xeon user or you've got a hardware monitor inside the case, you're out of luck. Just like me.
  10. AUDIO AND INTERNET HELP FOR EVERYONE!

    I don't mean to crush your enthusiasm, but most of us have known about the USB audio/WiFi methods for a long time. For some people, it's just not a good option, especially for notebook users.
  11. Well, After my whole debacle with the POS Belkin/Realtek 8185L card, I decided to take it back and head over to worst buy and see what they had. I found a Buffalo "Wireless-G 125 High-Speed" Wi-Fi card for $29. Well hey, that's already $10 cheaper, so it's looking good already. Did a search on the POS HP laptop they had there and I couldn't find much about it at all. I DID find one thread on an obscure Mac forum where some guy used it in a G4, but this thread was old. But at least there was some hope.. Get home, pop it in the computer, fire it up and..: I'm typing from this card right now. Recognized as AirPort Extreme right out of the box. Here's the card at NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833162111 (Mine looks slightly different from the one pictured)
  12. I went ahead and added some pictures of the card: The little chip says something about "Reaktek 8225" Meh, Well.. turns out the driver is PPC. Hooray..
  13. Well, I'm in dire need of a WiFi adapter, so I picked up a Belkin F5D7000 at the local Wally World. I can NOT get it to work. Here's what I've done so far: The HCL for 10.4.6 says that it's supported and to install the Wireless Drivers package off the DVD. I dug out my old 10.4.6 disc and installed these through Pacifist. Deleted Extentions.mkext/kextcache, repaired pemissions, restarted. No luck. Turns out Realtek released drivers for OS X on their website. Installed them. Deleted extentions.mkext/kextcache, repair permissions, restarted. No luck. Downloaded a Linux LiveCD. Used lspci and got my Vendor and Device ID. Compared them to the info.plist inside the kext. Exactly the same. (0x700f1799) So, I'm at a total and complete loss. I have NO idea what to try next. I mean, we've got the drivers. What's keeping this from working? I'm not too good at drivers and kexts and whatnot, so maybe there's something I'm missing. Can anyone help out or shed some light on this? Here's what's inside the kext: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key> <string>English</string> <key>CFBundleExecutable</key> <string>rtl8185</string> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.realtek.driver.rtl8185</string> <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key> <string>6.0</string> <key>CFBundlePackageType</key> <string>KEXT</string> <key>CFBundleSignature</key> <string>realtek</string> <key>CFBundleVersion</key> <string>1.4.0</string> <key>IOKitPersonalities</key> <dict> <key>F5D7000</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.realtek.driver.rtl8185</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>rtl8185</string> <key>IODefaultMedium</key> <string>00000020</string> <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x700F1799</string> <key>IOPCISecondaryMatch</key> <string>0x700F1799</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string> </dict> <key>F5D7010</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.realtek.driver.rtl8185</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>rtl8185</string> <key>IODefaultMedium</key> <string>00000020</string> <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x701F1799</string> <key>IOPCISecondaryMatch</key> <string>0x701F1799</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string> </dict> <key>RTL8180</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.realtek.driver.rtl8185</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>rtl8185</string> <key>IODefaultMedium</key> <string>00000020</string> <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x818510ec</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string> </dict> </dict> <key>OSBundleLibraries</key> <dict> <key>com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.kernel.bsd</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.kernel.iokit</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.kernel.libkern</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.kernel.mach</key> <string>1.1</string> <key>com.apple.kpi.bsd</key> <string>8.0.0b2</string> <key>com.apple.kpi.iokit</key> <string>8.0.0b2</string> <key>com.apple.kpi.libkern</key> <string>8.0.0b2</string> </dict> </dict> </plist>
  14. Help pentium 4 motherboard

    Huh? There's absolutely nothing wrong with using a Pentium 4 processor as long as it's something recent (I.E. 775) and supports SSE3. My CPU has all the same CPU flags as a Core Duo processor does. That being said, I wouldn't use any P4 that a.) Wasn't LGA775 and b.) didn't support SSE3.
  15. water damage

    You put your Sega Genesis in the wash!?
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