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About marthastewart333

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  1. Hi all, I've got 10.6.8 running on my desktop, which has an EVGA X58 board with a Core i7 (specifically the EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR and the Intel Core i7-950. I used [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] to install, and I've got everything working so far, except for speedstep. The i7 makes my tiny apartment pretty hot running at 3 GHz nonstop. The computer will not boot unless NullCPUPowerManagement.kext is in /E/E. If I remove it, I get a kernel panic (error 13, general protection) from AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext as soon as darwin starts booting. This is what I have in /Extra to get a booting system: sh-3.2# ls -lh /Extra/Extensions total 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102B Jan 7 2011 ALC8xxHDA.kext drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102B May 14 2011 FakeSMC.kext drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102B Aug 29 2009 IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext sh-3.2# cat /Extra/smbios.plist <?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">'>http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMfamily</key> <string>Mac Pro</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Mac-F42C88C8</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>G88451235J4</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>######.tonymacx86.com</string> </dict> </plist> sh-3.2# cat /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist <?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>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=x86_64 busratio=23 npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32@60</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> </dict> </plist> In S/L/E I've added ALC892HDA.kext (to enable audio) PHXCD.kext (for USB 3.0) AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext (to /S/L/E/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins) The rest I accomplished by patching my DSDT, as described here. However, I get the same kernel panic without NullCPUPowerManagement regardless of whether I use my DSDT or additional kexts. I also get the panic regardless of whether or not I use 32 or 64 bit or include or busratio=23 in my boot.plist. I've tried disabling unused controllers and ports in my BIOS. I've also set my speedstep options to "Enabled" and "C1E" in my BIOS, and set HPET to "Enabled" and "64 bit", as recommended in other posts I've read. My BIOS is currently updated to the latest version, and speedstepping works fine on this machine in Windows and Linux. I've also tried EvoSpeedStep.kext, but I get the same panic. This panic seems common with EVGA X58 boards, and there was some interesting discussion about the issue by d00d, banini_jeque, and others in these threads: Vanilla Speedstep on EVGA X58 SLI EVGA X58 Speedstep attempts with bios version >= 44 Evga X58 Native Powermanagement With Bios 44 And Newer Evga X58 Native Powermanagement With Bios 44 And Newer270-WS-W555 DSDT native power management modifications I tried everything mentioned in those threads, but nothing worked.No one ever seemed to come up with a solution. This thread at InfiniteMac seems to be the most comprehensive, but in OP, it states: Since all those threads are over a year old, I was wondering if anyone else had managed to get this working since then. Thanks guys!
  2. Restart is working With NVIDIA and GraphicsEnabler. Download and copy OSXRestart.kext to /Extra/Extensions. Yes!!! Just search for it here on the forums. I'm still looking for a shutdown solution.
  3. I've been working on this for hours. Here's what I've got so far. OS X 10.6.4 on Dell E6500: WORKING: SpeedStep (800MHz-2.66GHz) via VoodooPower NVIDIA Quadro 160M via GraphicsEnabler DisplayPort/VGA out Audio (speakers/headphones,internal mic,external mic) via VoodooHDA Trackpad/Keyboard/Trackpoint (no scrolling) via ApplePS2 Ethernet (I fixed the issue where it craps out after waking from sleep) Wireless (Dell 1510). I had to replace the AirPort kext with the AirPort kext I had backed up from 10.6.3. USB 2.0 Sleep (IOUSBFamily and SleepEnabler) Lid Sleep (via Meklort's LidSleep.kext) NOT WORKING: Shutdown/Restart (although I did read where someone with a Dell M4400 with NVIDIA graphics got it working with a DSDT patch somehow) Audio mute DisplayPort digitial audio out (although an SPDIF device shows up in the audio preferences) Clamshell Mode I don't have a webcam. I don't have Bluetooth, but a Dell Bluetooth module is in the mail and I'll post my efforts when it gets here. I'm really trying to get Clamshell MODE working. It's really a necessity for me. It worked with 10.6.2 and ClamshellDisplay.kext, but Apple changed some sort of Framebuffer helper file, and it doesn't work in 10.6.3 and 10.6.4. With LidSleep.kext, lid sleep works, but Clamshell MODE doesn't. Any suggestions? I thought about maybe using the fn+F8 key to turn off the LCD to get Clamshell Mode working, but that key combo doesn't work once OSX is loaded. It must be another thing I'll have to figure out in the DSDT...
  4. I tried your VoodooPS2 kext on my E6500. Everything still worked, but the native mouse preference pane doesn't work (says no mouse detected). However, I can tell that the side scrolling SHOULD work, because when I attempt to scroll, the mouse pointer does not move down. Obviously the driver is detecting a scroll, but no scrolling happens on the screen. There must be something we're missing...something that you have that we don't.