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  1. johnny1234boy

    Optical drive making "boot" sound frequently

    thanks for the hint about the disc in the drive. I also had the noise problem every few minutes and now that is gone.
  2. johnny1234boy

    GM Vs Lion

    That's true, but if you hold down alt / option / mac key while clicking on the lion logo at the app store. it allow you to purchase it again, so I wasn't sure, if there was any difference. Thanks for clarifying you guys.
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    GM Vs Lion

    So, is the Retail release same as GM or not? Can you double confirm? I have GM on my machine and I bought the retails so I can get future updates, but I don't want to reinstall everything if GM and Retail is exactly the same.
  4. Got triple monitor working with dual video cards (GT240 and 9400GT) on my Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 boards Got it working following this: http://aquamac.proboards.com/index.cgi?act...=569&page=1 This solution worked on my Gigabyte EP45 in the past as well until 10.6.8 where it stopped working. See my notes below.
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    10.7 GM Install error

    I am also getting the "This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer" error. Tried your workaround and did not work. Any suggestions? I've prepped the image twice following two different guides 1. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=260594 2. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=259068 but I still get the same error message once I get passed the language selection page. Doing search seems to indicate that I need to update some base image file to remove some checks, however neither of the above guides mentioned it. Thoughts? I was running Kakewalk based system on GA EP45T system on 10.6.8 flawlessly.
  6. Did the update to 10.6.5 and got a kernel panic Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies) com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform(1.3.5) dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.3.0) dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6) Had to remove the SleepEnabler.kext!! Don't forget to do this before the upgrade!!
  7. johnny1234boy

    Help with Dual Video Cards

    OK, I got it to not kernel panic with the below code. However, the triple monitors via dual video cards is still not working. Can someone take a look at the code below and provide feedback? Device (PCI0) { Device (PEG1) { //<-- Geforce 9400 GT Name (_ADR, 0x00010000) Name (_PRW, Package (0x02){0x09,0x05}) Device (GFX1) { Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_PRW, Package (0x02){0x09,0x05}) // <--Test to fix static Name (_SUN, 0x0B) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x16) { "@0,compatible" ,Buffer (0x0B){"NVDA,NVMac"}, "@0,device_type",Buffer (0x08){"display"}, "@0,name" ,Buffer (0x0F){"NVDA,Display-A"}, "@1,compatible" ,Buffer (0x0B){"NVDA,NVMac"}, "@1,device_type",Buffer (0x08){"display"}, "@1,name" ,Buffer (0x0F){"NVDA,Display-B"}, "NVCAP" ,Buffer (0x18){0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0a, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00}, "VRAM,totalsize",Buffer (0x04){0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40}, "device_type" ,Buffer (0x0D){"NVDA,GeForce"}, "model" ,Buffer (0x17){"NVIDIA Geforce 9400 GT"}, "rom-revision" ,Buffer (0x06){"3173a"} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } } Device (PEG2) { //<-- GeForce 8400 GS Name (_ADR, 0x00060000) Name (_PRW, Package (0x02){0x09,0x05}) Device (GFX2) { Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_PRW, Package (0x02){0x09,0x05}) // <--Test to fix static Name (_SUN, 0x0C) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x16) { "@0,compatible" ,Buffer (0x0B){"NVDA,NVMac"}, "@0,device_type",Buffer (0x08){"display"}, "@0,name" ,Buffer (0x0F){"NVDA,Display-A"}, "@1,compatible" ,Buffer (0x0B){"NVDA,NVMac"}, "@1,device_type",Buffer (0x08){"display"}, "@1,name" ,Buffer (0x0F){"NVDA,Display-B"}, "NVCAP" ,Buffer (0x18){0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0a, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00}, "VRAM,totalsize",Buffer (0x04){0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x20}, "device_type" ,Buffer (0x0D){"NVDA,GeForce"}, "model" ,Buffer (0x17){"NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS"}, "rom-revision" ,Buffer (0x06){"3169a"} }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } } Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0A03")) a couple things I've learned Create a USB flash drive to boot the DSDT.aml file from, so when you screw up you can recover quickly Hmmm, you actually have to keep the filename DSDT.aml in upper case!. DSDTSE tool spits them out in lower case dsdt.aml DSDTSE tool seems to be very flaky with hidden characters that confuses the compiler. I ended up using BBEDIT and iASL
  8. Hi I am trying to get dual video cards working with Snow Leopard 10.6.4. Here is my setup Gigabyte GA-EP45T0USB3P Core2Duo E6500 (OC to 3.85 Ghz) Geforce 9400 GT Geforce 8400 GS I've used Kakewalk 2.2 installer for GA-EP45-UD3R (closest to my board) which installs the Chameleon 2.0 RC4. These are extra KEXTs that I am running fakesmc.kext JMicronATA.kext VoodooHDA.kext (and removed AppleHDA.kext. Otherwise kernel panic at boot) ---------------------------------------------- OK, so here is where I am now. Fresh 10.6.0 will not even boot with the second video cards in the PEG2 position. However, once I've updated to 10.6.3 (and .4 later) it will boot with the card in place, and it somewhat shows the info under the "More Info" (see the attached image). It lists both cards, but the VRAM info on the second card (8400 GS) is wrong. I've been trying to update DSDT.aml file to get the cards working but no joy so far. I've followed this thread kdawg's http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...83349&st=20, and particularly kdawg's code for updating the DSDT. Below is the newly added part to my table file to compile the DSDT file. Device (PCI0) { //test compile Device (PEG1) //<--GeForce 9400 { Name (_ADR, 0x00010000) //<-- Important! Card address, different for every MOBO. Use gfxutil to find yours! Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (Package (0x02) { 0x09, 0x05 }) } Device (GFX1) // <-- GeForce 9400GT { Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_SUN, 0x0B) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x16) { "@0,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@0,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@0,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-A" }, "@1,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@1,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@1,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-B" }, "NVCAP", //<-- NVCAP is unique for every card. Check yours. Buffer (0x18) { /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0a, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "VRAM,totalsize", //<-- VRAM is unique for every card. Check yours. Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x0D) { "NVDA,GeForce" }, "model", Buffer (0x17) { "NVIDIA Geforce 9400 GT" }, "rom-revision", Buffer (0x06) { "3173a" } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } } Device (PEG2) //<--GeForce 8400 { Name (_ADR, 0x00060000) //<-- Important! Card address, different for every MOBO. Use gfxutil to find yours! Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (Package (0x02) { 0x09, 0x05 }) } Device (GFX2) // <-- GeForce 8400GS { Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_SUN, 0x0C) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x16) { "@0,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@0,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@0,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-A" }, "@1,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@1,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@1,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-B" }, "NVCAP", //<-- NVCAP is unique for every card. Check yours. Buffer (0x18) { /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0a, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "VRAM,totalsize", //<-- VRAM is unique for every card. Check yours. Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x20 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x0D) { "NVDA,GeForce" }, "model", Buffer (0x17) { "NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS" }, "rom-revision", Buffer (0x06) { "3169a" } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } } // end of my insert Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0A03")) After multiple tries I am still getting kernel panic during the boot with the new DSDT.aml file. Any suggestions?
  9. johnny1234boy

    How do I restore DSDT.aml file?

    Thanks. I believe Kakewalk I used to install comes with the Chameleon 2.0 RC4. What boot options do I use to specify a new DSDT file? I've searched for 30 minutes but no concrete info. It looks like there was an older patch for Chameleon RC0 that allowed DSDT=[file name] option? Is that still valid?
  10. johnny1234boy

    How do I restore DSDT.aml file?

    BTW, when I modified the DSDT file and reboot, it gets stuck at "AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: Initialization Complete" with the "Still waiting for root device". Any idea what is wrong here?
  11. Sorry, newbie question. I was trying to update the DSDT file to get the dual video cards working. I screwed up and it won't boot. What is the best way to get the backed up DSDT.aml file restored to the EXTRA folder? I ended up re-installing off the DVD, but it took 45 minutes to do so. I need to do a bit faster since it will take ma a couple more tries to get it right. I have Gigabyte EP45T-USB3P boards and I used Kakewalk to do the original install. I was on 10.6.4 when I made the change.
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