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  1. I tried a few different installers until I found one that works. Kalyway and iDeneb didn't work. iAtkos v5 worked. I'm not sure iAtkos v7 will work. You'll need to disable all CPU extensions from the BIOS; HT,CPU=1, etc. Basically, iAtkos uses modbin 10.5.1 kernel and this seems to work. iDeneb uses the 10.5.5 voodoo kernel, which didn't work and I couldn't get it to boot even when I set the kernel flags. Also read the first post to get started. I'll be upgrading the tutorial soon to include chameleon RC1, Extras, and sound. In the meantime, install the iAtkos using the guide and then follow titelio's guide to install 10.5.7 (my tutorial breaks with the 10.5.7 update)
  2. Hi ebox86. The iAtkos install is a failsafe installation. Once it is installed and working you install the retail CD into another partition. On my PC I have 3 partitions (formerly 4) Macintosh HD[retail], iAtkos, and 300GB Data partition. I haven't updated to 10.5.7 since I haven't had the time nor the inclination. If you do have a problem with booting into 10.5.7 what you can do is put the voodookernel in the root and the System.kext in the S/L/E, modify the com.apple.Boot.plist to use the voodoo kernel.
  3. Intel 82567LF

    It works, I have a Dell XPS with the 82567LF-2. Down load this kext and install it to the S/L/E folder Intel82566MM.kext.zip
  4. Hi DW: Can you tell me where in the boot process it stops. ACPI error can be just about anything, bad kernel, bad DSDT.aml or AppleACPIPlatform.kext. I tried to use the vanilla 9.6.3 kernel from a Mac Pro 2009 and I had KPs so I stuck with my voodoo kernel. After the 10.5.7 update I'll give it another try.
  5. That would depend on a lot of things. Most important is what kernel is in the boot-132 and what kexts are being loaded. I was never able to get boot-132 to work. Even when I disabled 3 cores and shutdown almost all CPU features. I didn't get enough information to know which kernel was being loaded by the boot CD. The i7 won't work with the vanilla kernel. The only kernel I found that worked are the Voodoo 9.6 beta and the 9.1 modbin kernels. I did mine installation that way because the two installers I had one was using the voodoo 9.5 kernel which is known not work with i7. iAtkos worked, and Kalyway 10.5.2 worked but KPed when loading a kext. I didn't have the resources to create my own boot132. You need a working OS X to create a custom boot132, if you need all of that you might as well install the leopard while you are up and running.
  6. Here you go. I have attached LegacyController, LegacyPlatform, a vanilla AppleHDA and HDAEnabler with the modifications you advised me on. Yardie_AppleHDA_kexts.zip
  7. Hi tmongkol, I've made the modifications to the info.plist and the HDAEnabler.kext. I also removed my audio efi string to see if that made a difference. It is still the same all the ports show in system profiler, sound control responds like something is there, but there is no audio from any port. Here is a partial print out of the dmesg block Boot image data set... System audio volume set... Platform UUID set in options... AnV-AppleSMBIOS-28: Mac hardware platform values set! AnV-AppleSMBIOS-28: Started... mbinit: done Security auditing service present BSM auditing present extension "com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController" cannot be foundFrom path: "uuid", Waiting for boot volume with UUID 2B22C572-1AE2-35EA-ABFF-62F06E922C98 Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict> can't find extension com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController Can't determine dependencies for com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController. HDAEnabler: Copyright (c) 2008 by Kabyl HDAEnabler: 05/05/2008 Added SPAudio support:Taruga Couldn't alloc class "AppleHDAController" extension "com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController" cannot be found can't find extension com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController Can't determine dependencies for com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController. HDAEnabler: Copyright (c) 2008 by Kabyl HDAEnabler: 05/05/2008 Added SPAudio support:Taruga Couldn't alloc class "AppleHDAController" Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@1F,2/AppleAHCI/CHN0@0/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/WDC WD5000AAKS-75A7B0 Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Untitled@2 BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2 FireWire (OHCI) VendorID 1106 ID 3403 PCI now active, GUID 00219b80001b6b10; max speed s400. Extension "com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver" has no explicit kernel dependency; using version 6.0. Jettisoning kernel linker. Resetting IOCatalogue. ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure. "macmodel" boot argument found, Mac model set as "MacPro3,1" "macmodel" boot argument found, Mac model set as "MacPro3,1" "macmodel" boot argument found, Mac model set as "MacPro3,1" warning: skipping personalities in blacklisted kext com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor warning: skipping personalities in blacklisted kext com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X display: family specific matching fails Matching service count = 0 Matching service count = 1 Matching service count = 1 Matching service count = 1 Matching service count = 1 Matching service count = 1 display: family specific matching fails BTCoexistence feature not supported! wl0: Broadcom BCM4328 802.11 Wireless Controller HDAEnabler: Copyright (c) 2008 by KabylHDAEnabler: Copyright (c) 2008 by Kabyl HDAEnabler: 05/05/2008 Added SPAudio support:Taruga HDAEnabler: 05/05/2008 Added SPAudio support:Taruga Sound assertion "0 != setupHostInterface()" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-162.1.37/AppleHDAController/AppleHDAController.cpp" at line 238 goto Exit1display: family specific matching fails Sound assertion "0 != setupHostInterface()" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-162.1.37/AppleHDAController/AppleHDAController.cpp" at line 238 goto Exit1venderid: 0x8086 deviceid: 0x10cd. HDAEnabler: Copyright (c) 2008 by Kabyl HDAEnabler: 05/05/2008 Added SPAudio support:Taruga Sound assertion "0 != setupHostInterface()" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-162.1.37/AppleHDAController/AppleHDAController.cpp" at line 238 goto Exit1 Sound assertion "0 != setupHostInterface()" failed in "/SourceCache/AppleHDA/AppleHDA-162.1.37/AppleHDAController/AppleHDAController.cpp" at line 238 goto Exit1 display: family specific matching fails ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 ** display: family specific matching fails display: family specific matching fails dsmos: Initializing... dsmos: Hook and decryption contexts set! dsmos: Starting...
  8. Hi, I'm having the same problem as nobb1x. I have Studio XPS, the sound devices show up in System Profiler, I can turn up, turn down, or mute the sound but nothing is emitted from any of the speakers. Using the guide from the AppleHDA tutorial I modified your kext with my own configdata. I left the pathmaps alone since they were using the same addresses. Can you also have a look at my codec dump and tell me where it's going wrong. I have also included the Info.plist from LegacyHDAController.kext Thanks codec_2_hex.txt Info.plist.txt
  9. You'll want to use my Kexts, com.apple.Boot.plist, and DSDT.aml. The voodoo kernel can be downloaded from google code and is included in DD's package. If you get a panic on the ACPI it probably means you are loading the Apple ACPI kext instead of the modified kext. Make sure to delete the Extensions.mkext or use -f boot flag at the chameleon prompt. This is for the EFI strings in the com.apple.Boot.plist. I've done the work of including an EFI with graphics for the 3650, Ethernet and HD Audio. You can decode the string using EFIStudio if you would like to make changes. check the zip file I have attached in the first post.
  10. Sorry if my guide has gotten confusing but it took a lot of trial and error so some things could be redone more efficiently (ie make the DSDT.aml while in the iATkos and other stuff.) If I'm reading you write you should install the OS X retail and then do the update. There shouldn't need to be a reboot until all kexts, kernels, and plists are in place. In summary, I would install iAtkos and get that running. I don't have any graphic kexts installed from the iAtkos DVD. While in iAtkos run the Leopard installer and select your Vanilla partition as the destination. This should run really quick. Then install the Combo update. Next download the zipped kexts from me and DD. Download the PC_EFIv9, and if you are using the ATI 3650 download the installer for that as well. Copy the Voodoo mach_kernel to the root of Vanilla. Put the kexts I include into the Extensions folder. Run the PC_EFIv9 installer to set Vanilla as the default drive. Run the ATI 3650 Package to get special kexts for the 3650 and Natit.kext. Put the DSDT.aml file into the root of Vanilla Put the com.apple.Boot.plist into /Volumes/Vanilla*/Library/Preferences/SystemCofiguration Reboot You should be in without trouble if not you'll get the system messages as it loads. Also, if graphics continue to be a problem boot with the -x flag to start in safemode. I am able to get all resolutions on two LCDs with QE/CI on both.
  11. If you get a garbled screen download the installer from the graphics section in my guide. I also had the garbled screen at one point but restarted so many times I forgot when in the process it had occured. After I got the screen working I used EFIstudio to create my efi string. I also replaced all occurrences of Lamna with Megalodon and LamnaParent with MegalodonParent. Removed my Natit.kext and was booted in with great success. BTW my first official boot into OSX had the welcome video, which never happened for me before so I was able to get QE/CI setup before creating my account. There was no sound so that sorta sucked.
  12. The Dell Studio XPS contains much of the same hardware as the Gigabyt GA-EX58-UD4, UD5, and the ASUS P6K. I've tried using the existing guides from here and watched with interest as other members have gotten it working in here. Until recently my own progress has been pretty weak until I found the perfect combination that got the ball rolling. A lot of the information used in this guide is found on this site. This is just specific to this very popular desktop PC right now. For reference you can refer to the Retail DVD guide. Which I've used with great success in getting a GA-P35-DS3R working. As of today I've got most of the good bits working, there is still a lot of things that will have to be corrected in the future. I'm relying on the help of others to smooth things out. First things first is getting the BIOS ready. Advanced CPU settings: HyperThreading disabled Virtualization enabled CPUs 1 (this might work with 2) You must change AHCI mode from ATA to RAID. ATA was a complete no go from mine and others trials Format the hard drive Grab a copy of iAtkos 5i. I've tried iDeneb but the voodoo kernel crashes on my system. When the installer loads open up Disk Utility. Format the drive for GPT. Create 2 or more partitions. I have a small iAtkos partition of 20GB used as my failsafe. I have a MSDOS partition of 80GB for Windows Vista (yes, you can install Windows under GPT. I'll show you how). And I have a Retail partition of 80GB I call Vanilla. After the disk is formatted you can either proceed to install iAtkos or reboot and run the Windows installer. Install Windows You've decided to go with Windows. 2 things you will be running x64 since it can boot from the GPT disk. It cannot format or modify other partitions on the GPT disk but it can interact with FAT NTFS paritions. Insert the Windows Vista or 7 CD when the screen gets to the disk selection screen you'll see the 200MB EFI partition and a series of 128MB spacer partitions. Choose the partition you formatted as FAT32. It will reformat to NTFS and install. After it finishes reboot choose F12 and select your hard drive. at the EFI boot screen select Windows based file system and you'll be back in windows. You'll have to do this everytime you boot and get to the EFI window. I put a 5 second pause in my Boot.plist so I could choose my boot volume. Install iAtkos At the install screen customize your interface to have the following things installed. PC EFIv9 dsmos AppleSMBIOS - netkas Kernel 9.5.0 fassl Disabler.kext Intel AHCI SATA you can install the Graphics Update and Natit.kext if you wish. I had problems with the framebuffer with my ATI HD 3650 so I left it alone and ran in software emulation mode. When finished reboot. It might take a while for the screen to show up. I booted in verbose mode and noticed it was taking a long time on the mDNSResponder. I thought it crashed a few times but I eventually got to Leopard screen when I left it alone long enough. Now that your done pop in your Retail Leopard CD. From the command prompt # open Mac\ OS\ X Install\ DVD/System/Library/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg. Change the Install location to Vanilla or whichever disk you were planning to go with. If you don't have the latest Leopard CD download the Combo update for 10.5.6 from the Apple Support page. Removing kexts, adding, replacing Based on this guide here by Digital_Dreamer we will be copying the following kext to a safe place. from /Volumes/Vanilla/System/Library/Extensions (ex. cp -r /Volumes/Vanilla/System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext /Volumes/Vanilla/vanillabackup/) AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext AppleEFIRuntime.kext AppleHDA.kext AppleSMBIOS.kext IOAHCIFamily.kext IOATAFamily.kext JMicronATA.kext System.kext com.apple.Boot.plist (from /Volumes/Vanilla/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration) You can delete the following kexts from the Extensions folder: AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext AppleSMBIOS.kext IOAHCIFamily.kext IOATAFamily.kext JMicronATA.kext download this package from DD or my own zip file at the bottom of this post Place all the extensions in the S/L/E folder Grab a copy of PC_EFIv9 from here and install it on Vanilla I noticed the DD kext package doesn't include the AppleSMBIOS.kext. I have included one in the zip file below Backup the vanilla mach_kernel. And replace it with the voodoo 9.6.0 kernel. install the System.kext While you are here do the steps to get a working DSDT like below. the patcher is in the zip file below. A copy of my DSDT.aml is included. Place it in the root of Vanilla and the long boot headache goes away. Install Graphics This is the final step. If everything went right we should be booting into an almost functional version of Leopard. For some reason my startup takes longer than it should and I haven't quite figured out why. But eventually it gets to the desktop. If you get a blue screen please wait a few minutes. I have the Dell installed ATI Radeon HD 3650 with 256MB of RAM. The screen will bluescreen for a few minutes and continue on to the leopard nebula like nothing happened. I after 10-15 minutes you still are at the bluescreen then download this. Restart. Some last notes. UPDATE I fixed the long boot problem by editing the dsdt.dst and then running DSDT Patcher again. 1. Run DSDT Patcher and select option 0. Open the debug folder and edit dsdt.dst. In the first 20 lines of code remove any CPU aliases. copy dsdt.dst to the folder above and run command DSDT\ Patcher dsdt.dst. It will create a new dsdt.aml. Rename this to DSDT.aml and copy to the root of Vanilla. Boot time drops from minutes to 30 seconds or less. You should also enable all cores and Hyperthreading in the BIOS. When I opened activity monitor I thought I was down to one core. It's because activity monitor ran out of space and showed a summary. Open CPU history windows and you'll have all 8 cores listed. Sound doesn't work, but the System profiler shows 2 devices. I believe one is the HDMI sound chip and the other is the motherboard. Restart and shutdown work. I really don't put anything to sleep since I also use the PC as a server. UPDATE I have 100Mb Ethernet now (no switch for GB ethernet, to test) Do a search for the Intel82566 kext and drop it into your Extensions folder. After this I added it to my EFI string and (optional) deleted NetworkInterfaces.plist and preference.plist from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration. This resets all your network interfaces so en0 is ethernet en1 is airport fw0 is firewire and etc. Deleting your network interface is optional but is used by timemachine to determine the machine GUID. I have created a zip file of my current setup. It has EFI strings for the ATI 3650, built-in lan, and pointers to sound (when that gets sorted). It also sets the macmodel, to MacPro3,1. Everything but sound works. You should edit it and take out parts (kernel for example) you don't need. UPDATE SOUND I still haven't gotten sound out working. None of the AppleHDA.kexts I've tried appear to work. The device shows up, some of the ports are listed but no sound from any of them. I am working on it at the moment but this is far beyond my expertise. I'm including the dumps, strings and pinmaps I've made so far. This is supposed to go into the HDAController.kext and HDAPlatformDrive.kext inside of AppleHDA.kxt. Dell_XPS_Studio_Pack.zip codec_2.txt pinmaps.rtf pinouts.rtf codec_2_hex.txt
  13. After trying a bunch of different combinations I'm having limited success. So I got an almost working i7 Studio XPS. Using iAtkos this is the combo I found to work: PCEFI v9 Apple Decrypt SMBIOS EFI 9.5.0 Fassl kernel Stock ACPI Modified (I think it's poorly named) Disabler.kext Intel AHCI SATA In the BIOS I disabled virtualization and Hyperthreading and ran on 1 CPU. I'll test multicpu later At boot I have to enable safe mode, -x busratio=20 I also installed the ATI HD and ATI Efi string for the HD 3650. This resulted in 'scratchy' screen after boot. Only way to get things working was in safe mode. BTW, my ethernet and my 802.11n card show up and I'm able to authenticate onto my network using WPA2/TKIP
  14. I'm installing Leopard onto a Dell Studio XPS system and I'm having a bit of a problem. I'm able to boot iDeneb 1.3 and iAtkos 5i by disabling all but one core, hyperthreading and virtualization. I've changed the disk controller from ATA to RAID (this enabled iDeneb to boot but made no difference to iAtkos). Just after reading the Firewire GUID it stalls at waiting for root device. I'm really trying to get this up and running. In the long term I would like to do a vanilla install, once I know which boot configurations and kexts are necessary. Since I'm able to boot from the CD I feel like I'm almost there but just need to change one minor thing somewhere. Also the Studio XPS has the same chipsets as the ASUS/Gigabyte boards. From what I know so far using Vista Device Manager: X58 North I set cpuratio=20 for the CDROM and HD boot but it made no difference at all. RAID Controller Intel ICH10R 0x2822,0x8086 HDAUDIO 0x0888,0x10EC Ethernet Intel 82567LF-2 0x10CD,0x8086 for iAtkos I've enabled the following customizations PC EFIv9 Apple Decrypt SMBIOS EFI 9.5.0 Kernel fassl Stock ACPI Disabler.kext OHR (Open Halt Reset) Intel AHCI Sata Intel Pro 100 VE
  15. After Effects PC - MAC

    Last time I looked at benchmarks (CS2 or CS3) After Effects was about 10-25% faster on a PC running Windows XP than Mac OS X 10.4. I'm pretty sure this would remain the same even now unless Adobe has done something completely radical on the OS X front. The artist I know that use After Effects either use it exclusively on a PC or as part of the toolchain on OS X. Photoshop->After Effects->Final Cut Pro. I haven't heard much from Vista x64 users of After Effects. I moved away from that part of the industry so I rarely interact with After Effects professionals these days.