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About Spirrwell

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  1. Hi there! I've finally managed to install OS X El Capitan onto my Skylake based desktop computer. To my surprise, pretty much everything got auto-detected nicely except audio. WiFi worked out of the box which is just weird. Anyway! I'm having two issues right now. The first one being that I managed to get HDMI audio working, but my control gets greyed out. I can't adjust the volume or anything. This also sometimes happens with my USB headset, but my headset acts differently. I have a Turtle Beach Z300 wireless USB headset. Currently it's KIND OF working how I would expect it to, but I had to plug it into my USB 3.1 port. For whatever reason, it always takes a minute for my headset to show up in my audio output sources regardless of which port I plug it into. While plugged into any other port, the headset doesn't work unless sound is actually playing for about a minute, and I can't adjust the volume control. Plugged into my 3.1 port as of right now, it stays on regardless of sound playing, and I have volume control, BUT, adjusting the volume also screws with my headset's balance. If I have it at full volume, it only plays in one ear. If I have it slightly lower, it plays correctly. It's just bizarre. The other thing is that, while it doesn't always show in the audio output sources, it does show up under System Information under the USB section regardless of what port I plug it into. I have no USB 2.0 ports so, my only thought is that this is one of those weird USB issues from having a Skylake build, but my keyboard and mouse work just fine so I'm confused. What gives? Anybody have any ideas? Mobo: GA-Z170X-UD5 CPU: i7 6700K GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  2. I finally got around to installing OS X 10.8 as a hackintosh (dualbooting with Windows 7) and got it working oddly very easily. I have a couple of slight problems though. After setting my SATA mode to AHCI, Windows 7 will boot to the Windows loading logo, but will crash\reboot. If there's a solution to this, great, but I was just wondering if it's "safe" to constantly switch between SATA modes if I wanted to boot into one OS or the other? Secondly, I managed to get audio working just fine using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Realtek ALC889 with DSDT drivers, but I had to do some system update through the app store or whatever which wiped out my audio driver and I had to reinstall it again. Is there anyway to avoid this in the future with future updates?
  3. An Recommendation?

    Wasn't sure if I should ask here or in the new user forum, but here goes. I have used OSx86 before, so I'm not really new, but I don't have it anymore. I do however have a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard. I have a retail disc which I made into a dmg. I have an 8 GB USB flash drive. Here are my computer specs: Motherboard: EVGA NVIDIA 790i Ultra SLI CPU: 3.0 GHz QX9650 Quad Core RAM 8 GB DDR3 2000 Video Cards: (2) NVIDIA 9600 GT(s) in SLI Hard Drives: SATA BD\DVDROM: SATA Operating Systems: Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 11.04. Bootloader: GRUB Monitors: 1 DVI, 1 VGA using a DVI to VGA adapter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Based on that what would you recommend I do, any tutorials you could point me to? I would like to be able to triple boot the operating systems. If it's going to be hard to do, don't hesitate to tell me. It just more fun .
  4. I used iPC OSx86 before, but I no longer have it. I was looking here: http://######.com/ipcosx86/?page_id=96 because I needed to know if it had the right drivers. I think that I've got everything okay, except for the chipset and the video card. My motherboard is an Intel Gigabyte EP45-UD3P, I want to be sure, would I use the Intel ICHx SATA Drivers? As for the video card, I have an ATI Radeon HD 4650, it isn't listed in the link that I posted above, but there is a tab for Old ATI Radeon HD Drivers, does anyone know if it's listed there? Thanks in advance.
  5. Still Waiting for Root Device

    Actually I had some problems with the Ethernet driver in my way and it ran pretty slow, your -v -x busratio=13 worked perfectly. Is there another way to boot it without booting into safe boot?
  6. Still Waiting for Root Device

    Okay, but I got it working by combining two distros together and somehow it worked. Thanks anyway.
  7. Ethernet Driver Problem

    I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 that I managed to install OS X on with a combination of two distros: ToHLeo and iPC v1.1 PPF patched. I used the ToHLeo as the base system and iPC to install the 9.5 Voodoo Kernel because I got a kernel panic and I also installed Chameleon from iPC. So far everything works except for the Ethernet. I am running Leopard 10.5. The drivers I need for my onboard Ethernet is Broadcom 57xx Gigabit. I've tried eight different guides on here and I still can't get the Internet to work. All I see is Built-In Serial Port (1). When I go to diagnostics Ethernet says "Failed." Is there anyway to fix this?
  8. For 7 months or so now I've been doing a lot of research and attempts at the goal of installing OS X on multiple PCs. I recently attempted to install iPC 10.5.6 on my Dell GX280 with all PPF patches applied. It installed no problem, but when I ran it in different modes I got different results. I used -v to boot and got a black screen, I used -v -f and got a Still waiting for root device error, and I also tried it with nothing and I got the Apple screen with a not allowed sign. Currently I have an ATI X300 in my GX280. The chipset is supposed to be an Intel ICHx. (at least according to the guide I am referencing) The partition name that I have is named Macintosh HD. Is there anything I can do to fix the Still waiting for root device error or something? Please don't suggest a different distribution as for some reason the computer will now only read this one disc using only my USB DVD Rom. (don't ask me why) Any help is greatly appreciated.
  9. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    Okay, I got gparted up and running, I've looked for guides that tell you to flag the Windows partition to boot, they didn't work. Can you tell me what I really need to do?
  10. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    Hey, it's been a while. As much as I like Leopard I miss Windows because I can't run certain programs even with Darwine. I Googled Gparted and I could only find it for Windows and Linux. Although I know Mac OS X and Linux are both based from Unix I do know they are different. I would like to know exactly what I am supposed to do to boot from my old Windows.
  11. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    I did it once with my Dell Mini. The fact that I own two legal Macs is the only reason I was able except for the fact that I just got Leopard on my Dell XPS. So I still could've done it. It would be easier to collect drivers and stuff for Snow Leopard is my guess, because all you need is a USB stick and a retail disc, and I have two 8 GB Medions and a Snow Leopard Upgrade and Retail disc. I have to try, it's too much fun.
  12. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    Yeah, now I feel like working on Snow Leopard, this is all I have been working on pretty much for the past 6 months. And to think it was all because of my DVD-ROM. The sound driver is a bit buggy though, I have to keep going into preferences, select SPDIF output then back to PCM output. Well at least it works. Thanks again. Runs iLife well, all I can't get to run right is movies with QuickTime, I can't get the sound to work. I got the video.
  13. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    Sorry for the stupid question but does it pop off or do I have to use a screw driver to open it. I'm having trouble finding a flat head screw driver. Never mind I answered that on my own I got it open. It works. Thank you so much.
  14. Install 10.5.6 on Dell XPS 600 (nforce4 mobo)

    I have no back ports except my Creative X-FI card ports.