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  1. ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4570

    I have the mob 4570, I upgraded to 10.6.3, still doesn't work with default kexts but works with radeonHD.kext still. just delete 4500controller and x2000 kexts when it rebuilds them adfter upgrading.
  2. Any advice on getting OSX to recognize any of these devices? Toshiba A505-S6965 LSPCI: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:9553] 01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:aa38] 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Unknown device [8086:4232] 04:00.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device [1180:e822] (rev 01) 04:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device [1180:e230] (rev 01) 04:00.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device [1180:e852] (rev 01) 04:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device [1180:e832] (rev 01)
  3. Thanks for the info, I added that reg key, we'll see how it goes, the AT Fix did nothing for me. As for the CMOS resets, I went ahead changed both BUF0 and BUF1 Lengths to 2. The BIOS remained unaffected until I formatted to do a Vanilla Install, then when I added the DSDT the BIOS changed again (exact same as the screen shots). Applied DSDT changes again, and the problem hasn't come back. So I guess this problem has been solved. For DSDTs such as mine it is safe to change BUF0 and BUF1 lengths as I haven't had any adverse effects from doing so.
  4. OK, after further reading, I went ahead and applied the CMOS fix to the DSDT. After further investigation, I also realized that I had no DSDT in my Extra folder. The boot plist being used previous to installing Chameleon was in my System/Preferences/SystemConfiguration folder, and afterwards, the boot plist being used was in my Extra folder. I figured my DSDT file might not be loading from root anymore, so I went ahead and put another copy in my Extra folder with DSDTSE. Now here's the thing: Device (RTC) { Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0B00")) Name (BUF0, ResourceTemplate () { IO (Decode16, 0x0070, // Range Minimum 0x0070, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x02, // Length <-------------------------------note ) }) Name (BUF1, ResourceTemplate () { IO (Decode16, 0x0070, // Range Minimum 0x0070, // Range Maximum 0x01, // Alignment 0x08, // Length ) }) Method (_CRS, 0, Serialized) { If (LEqual (HPTS, One)) { Return (BUF0) } Else { Return (BUF1) } } } I applied this change, and after having done so, I realized I changed the wrong value according to DSDTSE - the value should be under _CRS, which there is none in my DSDT. The system seems fine, I've booted into OSX twice with no BIOS changes, and the clock is holding right now. Any other advice? Should I change the length value back to 8 under BUF0? Should I change the BUF1 length value to 2 as well? Should I leave it? Should I eat Chinese or Pizza for lunch? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Update: Alright, after multiple reboots, my clock in OSX has now reverted to its wrong-time ways. However, my BIOS seems to be stable at the moment. Update: OK, I tried to boot from USB a few minutes ago. The BIOS screens look OK, but when I tried to boot a Linux liveUSB, it went straight to HD. Now I tried a CD boot, that worked OK. Upon further inspection, my USB drive is showing up under FDD. I can boot from "FDD" with my USB drive...weird.
  5. OSX was patched with DSDT PatcherGUI 1.0 before install, I have since downloaded 1.0.1e, but haven't changed out the dsdt as the filesize was the same, I'll go ahead and give that a go now. If there is a kext for the problem, I'd love to have the name for it BTW, after hearing CMOS Reset, I searched some more. Possibly this could be the problem...? http://netkas.org/?p=114 Only thing is, SnowOSX is a 423 build, not 28X. Also it looks like that problem was for AWARD BIOS boards. So I'm not going to change that until someone advises me (last thing I need is my whole BIOS wiped). BTWx2 - Don't know if this is related (if its CMOS it must be), but the time in OSX is exactly 7 hours behind Win7 time as well. It will always reset even if I change it. Now I've already installed the AT fix in Win7, still same problem.
  6. Alright, here's the deal. I have a Toshiba A505-S6965 Core 2 Duo, Penryn/Montevida unit. I've installed SnowOSX 3.5 with Chameleon RC4 2.0 as the bootloader for both OSX and Win7. Win7 on Part1, Data on Part2, OSX Part3. Part3 is the active primary drive. Win7 was installed first, works great. This is my first time delving into OSX86, so SnowOSX took a lot of "tweaking" per say, but I managed to get it to boot perfectly and maintain stability. I have to flag i=arch386 because of the Mobility 4570 GFX to get native resolution, and I also flag cpus=1 otherwise I get an APIC panic on startup. Other than that, pretty standard. This is the thing: when I boot into OSX, and then go to look at my BIOS setup, my settings are strangely changed. Most options have been disabled, and the weirdest part is in my boot order section, the top 3 on the list become garbled and unusuable. That is, unless the HD is in the top 3. Basically, I am only able to boot from the HD, no more USB or CD. I try to hard-boot to CD by holding "C" while the computer starts up and the system hangs after POST. Now I am able to REGAIN CD bootability by switching SATA modes from AHCI to Compatability. I then am able to re-flash my BIOS with my BIOS flash CD, and the problem is resolved. However, if and when I boot back into OSX, when I restart, the problem is back, even when I don't add any new kexts/files/make any updates whatsoever. The only option I've tried was adding a BIOS setup password, which felt futile even before attempting, and that "seemed" to help for a few boot cycles, but the problem returned. I've flashed my BIOS 3 times today alone, and I HATE flashing (I have bad luck with irreversible methods). Any insight anyone? BTW I have everything working on the computer except the webcam (powers up but picture is black), WIFI (intel 5100AGN, no drivers as of yet I understand), and the RICOH media card reader (tried both "stock" voodooSDHC drivers, no go on either). Any advice on getting any of those 3 pieces of hardware to work would be appreciated, as well (I know 5100AGN is futile). Here are the BIOS screens: Specs: COALESCE-PC --------------------------------------------------------------- [Current Computer] Computer Brand Name: TOSHIBA Satellite A505 [Operating System] Central Processor(s) ------------------------------------------------------ [CPU Unit Count] Number Of Processor Packages (Physical): 1 Number Of Processors Cores: 2 Number Of Logical Processors: 2 Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 ---------------------------------------------------- [General Information] Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Original Processor Freqency: 2000.0 MHz Original Processor Freqency [MHz]: 2000 CPU ID: 00010676 CPU Brand Name: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel CPU Stepping: M0 CPU Code Name: Penryn-3M Motherboard --------------------------------------------------------------- [Computer] Computer Brand Name: TOSHIBA Satellite A505 [Motherboard] Motherboard Model: TOSHIBA Portable PC Motherboard Chipset: Intel GM45 (Cantiga-GM) + ICH9M (Base) Motherboard Slots: 4xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16 [(G)MCH Features] Integrated TPM: Not Supported Manageability Engine (ME): Supported iAMT: Supported Camarillo: Supported Audio: Supported Intel Virtualization Technology for I/O Devices (VT-d): Supported Macrovision: Not Supported Chipset TXT: Supported Internal Graphics: Supported PCI Express Port x16: Supported DDR2 Frequency Support: 400 MHz (DDR2-800) DDR3: Supported DDR3 Frequency Support: 533 MHz (DDR3-1066) FSB Frequency Support: 266 MHz (1066 QDR) Max. Render Core Frequency: 800 MHz [iCH9 Features] Mobile Features: Supported Intel AMT Support: Not Supported Quick Resume Technology: Not Supported SATA RAID0/1/10: Not Supported SATA Ports 2,3: Supported [bIOS] BIOS Manufacturer: Insyde Software BIOS Date: 09/15/09 BIOS Version: 1.70 CPU S-Spec: SLG8E, SLB44, SLB53
  7. You know, IRL, my desktop is messy as all hell. But on my computer desktops, it's a whole different story - squeaky clean. The irony...
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