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About Tristan.

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  1. Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3

    The ethernet drivers from http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloads...p;GetDown=false work for this board when running under 32-bit. no 64-bit support as of yet. If someone gets the time to update the RealtekR1000SL to include the new code for the rtl8111e then we'll have 64-bit support, but until then the 32-bit seems to run fine for me. Only other issue i'm having is USB is unresponsive after reboot (i.e. i can't use my usb keyboard, and os x spews out errors while trying to boot), but a press of the reset button fixes this.
  2. I think a good place to look is http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/06/bui...omplete-pc.html However, the main issue is the motherboard, you want to make sure the one you get is fully supported by OS X (which the boards in that post are). Everything else is basically up to your personal preference (with the exception of Graphics cards, altho if you're ok with Nvidia, i think this is a non-issue now). However, I'd throw together how much the system of your dreams would cost, and compare this to what a real mac pro would cost. remember that OS X on a custom built PC is still a hack, and you may need a lot of patience and time to get things running (especially since you rely on other forum goers for support).
  3. Realtek 8168/8111 solution

    From a quick look at the source posted by bit shoveler and the linux source released by realtek, there is a fair bit more involved. The MCFG_8168* constants are based on the CFG_METHOD_* constants in the linux source, and the linux source has whole new sections for CFG_METHOD_14/15 (which are the constants referring to the 8111E). I have no experience with driver programming of any sort, so I've no idea how much effort it would be to update bit shoveler's code to match the latest linux drivers, but I assume a lot .
  4. IntelE1000e kext (82566MM, 82577LM, etc)

    OK, that one works. Thanks Unfortunately it does not fix my problem. If i start 2 scp's from the computer, after a while the transfers stall and the network on the mac becomes non responsive until I unplug the cable and plug it back it (which, assuming the system hasn't locked up due to the network stall returns things to normal). I guess it's back to adding debug statements to the code for me!
  5. IntelE1000e kext (82566MM, 82577LM, etc)

    tristan$ sudo kextutil -n -t /Extra/Extensions/IntelE1000e.kext Password: No kernel file specified; using running kernel for linking. Warnings: Executable does not contain code for architecture: x86_64 /Extra/Extensions/IntelE1000e.kext does not contain code for architecture x86_64. i am running 10.6.3, and I have removed all other sources for ethernet drivers, the system don't have any ethernet controllers when i boot. (I use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to rebuild caches and repair permissions) again, if you provide the source code I can try to compile it myself :angry2:
  6. IntelE1000e kext (82566MM, 82577LM, etc)

    Hi, I'm having problems getting my pc to load these drivers. I have an 82578DM (0x10ef8086) I'm currently using dingguijin's 1.0.3 drivers, which load fine. I'm hoping to get yours going as I have an issue with dingguijin's where when put under stress (e.g. multiple scp file transfers at the same time) either the card will simply stop responding (it stays green in the network settings but no network traffic works) or it grinds all the apps doing network stuff and in turn my system to a halt. I've tried putting the drivers in S/L/E and in E/E with the IONetworkingFamily kext and neither way works. checking the /var/log/system.log i found this: com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IntelE1000e.kext - no code for running kernel's architecture. perhaps it hasn't compiled for everything as you thought? Is there any chance you can provide the source code, and maybe I can try compile it myself? This would also be handy as I've been adding debug statements to the code provided by dingguijin's to try figure out where the code freezes/crashes/whatever-it-does, and it would be awesome to have the most recent version of the E1000 code to do this with. I'm also interested in the process you went through to get the E1000 linux code into this, I should probably do some research on it myself, but if you have any pointers on where to start, etc this would be much appreciated cheers .tristan
  7. I have a Zotac H55 ITX motherboard, which has a 82578DM (0x10EF8086) ethernet controller in it. This works with the AppleIntelE1000e.kext, however when it's under stress it seems to die. It stays listed as green in the network preferences, but wont send any packets. I have to uplug and replug the cable to get it to respond again. I initially noticed this problem while streaming media via DLNA to my PS3 while I had torrents running. Both work fine alone, but combined they cause this problem. I did some testing with scp between two computers, and again, 1 scp transfer works fine (running on 100mbit, so 10-11MB/s transfer), but if i start up a 2nd, then I get the same problem. Sometimes even while browsing while the 1 scp transfer is going this will happen. I've done this test with a direct cable (so ruling out a problem with the router). My system was installed using the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] method from tonymacx86, and the latest available [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. I've tried both 32bit and 64bit kernel modes (set using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]) with no changes, and I've tried forcing the card to run at various speeds all to no avail. I've not played with MTU settings, as I don't know enough about it to properly play. Anyone else have this problem, or have any ideas on what i can do to fix it? Is there anyway I can enable some debug mode to get a better idea of what is happening? Thanks .tristan some output from kextstat 50 1 0xffffff7f80843000 0x1a000 0x1a000 com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (1.9) <7 6 5 4 3 1> 52 0 0xffffff7f8087b000 0x10000 0x10000 com.insanelymac.driver.AppleIntelE1000e (1.0.1) <50 9 5 4 3 1>