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  1. nesnfsn

    [Fixed] Ghost display on MSI R5770 Hawk in Lion

    Tallest: This thread has provided me hope that I can get my Powercolor HD6850 to recognize all 4 video ports on the card. I am posting here, but do not want to hijack your thread. So, I apologize in advance for any appearance of hijacking the thread. I would have just sent a PM, but could not figure out how to attach files to PM. After Installing xCode 4.2 for Lion, I reran in terminal "perl ati-personality.pl -x". When I had run it before, it errored out with some message about not finding my ATi1300Controller.kext. This terminal command generated a slew of txt files on my desktop. Amongst them are the three (3) attached files. ATI6000Controller.txt ATI6000Controller.lipo.txtATI6000Controller.l.txt Can you help me get my card running as it is capable (recognizing all 4 ports and still being QE/CI compatible (Card is recognized OOB in Lion without adding boot flags/options for AtiConfig or AtiPorts, but no ports listed, and only 1 DVI port works with DVI-I DL to VGA adapter)? I would appreciate your guidance, as I know you had figured out how to do this with your MSI R5570 Hawk card for the ATI5000Controller.kext. So as to avoid any (further?) hijacking, I would welcome your reply by PM if you deem it more appropriate. Thank you for any help you can provide. nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  2. You need to purchase the 10.6.3 Retail Disc if you can find one. Individualized install or recovery discs with actual Apple computers are tailored to the hardware found in those computers, and although I am sure that someone, somewhere has been able to use one of those discs, generally, we are all herded to using the retail install discs (or one of the various prepackaged installer packages). Just some feedback from personal experience. I had tried to use a disc that came with my daughter's macbook, NO GO. nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  3. nesnfsn

    MultiBeast 3.7.2 ATI Blue Screen

    Came across this post and was curious if you ever got your ATI 6570 card working properly. I was using an nVidia GTS 250 with OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7, and purchased an HIS 6570 HD. Wanted the silence of a passive heat sink card with audio capabilities on HDMI. So far, have it working without any fixes on both OS, but chameleon goes to black screen, so it is hard to select OS or provide any boot flag options (-v, -x, etc.). Haven't even bothered trying to get HDMI and HDMI audio working yet. Could you provide me some help so that I can get this card to cooperate with Chameleon and make it visible. Both OS are visible, and I can see computer motherboard's POST, but Chameleon... BLACK SCREEN.
  4. nesnfsn

    Any good guide about editing DSDT?

    I too have to use the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, or I KP regularly on boot with a Gigabyte motherboard using Cartri's Mod-BIOS from a year old installation and 10.6.8. I think your simple (basic, but extremely important) point is lost on many who actually do the bulk of work around here and some of the other useful sites that provide support for hackintosh enthusiasts. We (the end users) would by and large like to be taught how to do the bulk of the work for our specific hardware ourselves. If there were a detailed guide explaining how to modify your DSDT file to address video card quirks (nVidia and ATI), LAN and wireless issues, sound cards, etc., I suspect that many users would have more questions, but they would be asked with knowledge and not just begging. Sorry for my rant, but to paraphrase Bill Clinton, I feel your pain.
  5. Thanks for the feedback and guidance. When I get home tonight, if time provides and the family doesn't have too many things for me to do, I will check out the information with the -v bootflag to see if the drive is loading as disk1s2, as opposed to disk0s2 resulting from the "diskutil list" command run within Terminal. If so, I will make the appropriate changes to org.chameleon.Boot.plist file, and watch for results. Will post my success (hopeful?) afterward.
  6. I have a single 500GB HD with disk0s1=EFI, disk0s2=SnowLeopard, disk0s3=Lion, disk0s4=10-6-Backup, and disk0s5=10-7-Backup. Have run CCC for backups of both OS' installs to respectitve backup partitions. Motherboard is a vanilla Asus P6T, with 6GB DDR3-1600Mhz RAM and an i7-930 (socket 1366) CPU, with a Galaxy GTS 250 512 MB video card (recognized with Graphics Enabler). In org.chameleon.Boot.plist, set <key>Default Partition</key><string>hd(0,2)</string>, and set <key>Hide Partition</key><string>hd(0,4) hd(0,5)</string>. Using Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r1332 installed to disk0s2 (SL), and when go to bootloader's select menu, it lists all 4 partitions. Can someone help me fix this so that I can hide backup partitions from bootloader menu?
  7. Anyone with advice on how to resolve this (other than just using -v each boot)?
  8. I have been using a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard with 8 GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM, WD 500 GB Sata-II Hard Drive, and an nVidia GeForce 9600GT Video Card since October 2010 with Cartri's Old BIOS mod and install methods (long since removed BIOS files and installation disks from his website). Updated to 10.6.8 when it came out, even updated to 10.6.8 supplement, no problems. Only thing I have ever had to modify was the audio kexts, and use VoodooHDA. This past week, every time I boot up the computer, I run into a KP. I am attaching 3 images taken from my cell phone, as well as a screen grab of sections of the More Information from my About This Mac. If I boot with the "-v" boot flag, OS X loads without KP. I appreciate that this works, albeit with the -v, but wanting to know what might have changed, or if either a memory module or some other hardware component might be dying a slow death (or a kext has been corrupted) that might be causing this problem. Hoping someone can identify for me what might be causing these recurring KPs. nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  9. nesnfsn

    Broadcom Wifi not working

    dsdt.aml file attached, as provided by MaLdOn on April 6th. Note, that his comments following the dsdt file were as follows: DTGP EHCI FN HPET IOATA IRQs OS PNLF RENAME RTC SMBUS SHUTDOWN FIX ERRORS FIX WARNING Subsequent to his provision of the dsdt file in April, I had modded the Vaio's BIOS with assistance from Ahmed (and Kizwan) from BIOS-Mods.com. Now provides for AHCI and HT Virtualization settings. Still no Ethernet LAN recognized, and internal display does not play well with nVidia 8600M GT. nVidia works fine with external monitor when hooked up to notebook, recognizes nVidia 8600 M GT 512MB.
  10. nesnfsn

    Broadcom Wifi not working

    From my SystemProfilerReport while having a Samsung SyncMaster monitor hooked up, here's the information from that section: Graphics/Displays: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: Slot-1 PCIeLaneWidth: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0407 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: Displays: Display Connector: Status: NoDisplayConnected SyncMaster: Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 75 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) DisplaySerialNumber: H1AK500000 Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported CONSEQUENTLY, it appears that my Device ID is actually 0x0407, and not 0x407 as you had asked. Does this help? Change your opinion? nesnfsn
  11. nesnfsn

    DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Thank you for the ARQUIVOS.zip file - I will have time tonight or tomorrow to change my /Extra and /Extra/Extensions and /System/Library/Extensions folders on the Sony Vaio notebook. Do I only use the kext extension files you have included in the archive zip file you have posted, or do I still need to retain all of the other current kext extension files in /Extra/Extensions? Those currently used kext files in /Extra/Extensions folder are: BroadcomWiFiInjector.kext; ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext; IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext; IOATAFamily.kext; IONetworkingFamily.kext; LegacyAppleYukon2.kext; NullCPUPowerManagement.kext; TotallyFixStillWaiting.kext; fakesmc.kext (Your updated version to be used in /Extra/Extensions folder); AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext (Your version of this to be inserted in /System/Library/Extensions); VoodooBattery.kext (Your version to be inserted in /System/Library/Extensions); and ApplePS2Controller.kext (Is this kext file being replaced by the VoodooPS2Controller.kext, VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext, VoodooPS2Mouse.kext and VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext files in /System/Library/Extensions that you have provided, and therefore, it is no longer needed?). nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  12. Could you spell out the Command Line instructions that have to be entered for the kexts in /Extra/Extensions folder? More basic question in addition, do I have to repair permissions for kexts within /Extra/Extensions when I modify or replace kexts within that folder as well? Looking forward to your guidance on both questions, nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  13. nesnfsn

    DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Thank you. I have downloaded the file and read through the Patching AppleHDA link that you had provided. If you get a moment to breathe, would you please confirm that this is for post-BIOS Modded Vaio. Would you also please explain what the difference is between this batch of files you have provided in 1 archive, as opposed to the singular dsdt.aml file that is provided by Auto-Patcher in its database? With deepest appreciation and regards, nesnfsn in sunny South Florida
  14. nesnfsn

    DSDT Auto-Patcher

    Pursuant to your request, please find attached my files from Post #5448 and I hope that this helps you create a new dsdt from the run_me being post-BIOS mod, and determining whether there were any changes to dsdt required as a result of the BIOS modding. Thanks, nesnfsn
  15. nesnfsn

    DSDT Auto-Patcher

    First, I had used Auto-Patcher to procure my present dsdt.aml file for my model, but as I had posted the other day, was not sure if my notebook's model was included based upon information generated by it a few months back, before I had modded my BIOS So, still not sure if the BIOS mod changed anything that would require or at least, suggest that a change be made to the dsdt.aml file to take the BIOS Mod into account. Do I need to use a different dsdt.aml file than the one included within Auto-Patcher's database for my model, which I presume was included from your provision of a dsdt.aml file months ago before I had my BIOS modded to provide for AHCI and VT??? Second, I already have an Extra Folder, so I am not clear on what your quick reference to it is intended to communicate. Could you please elaborate on what you mean by "Extra Folder"? As to Chameleon RC5, VoodooHDA, VoodooBattery and VoodooPS2, I understand, you are suggesting that I use the newer version of Chameleon beyond RC4 (any particular build being best for my Vaio notebook?) which was installed through Nawcom's ModCD, and those kexts should be inserted into my /Extra/Extensions folder. Are you suggesting that I will not need any of the other kexts initially installed by Nawcom's ModCD installation method, as currently, I have: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext; ApplePS2Controller.kext (I assume you want me to replace this with VoodooPS2); BroadcomWiFiInjector.kext; ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext; fakesmc.kext (Isn't this kext always required?); IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext; IOATAFamily.kext; IONetworkingFamily.kext AND LegacyAppleYukon2.kext (I assume that these two kexts were supposed to recognize my Marvell Yukon 88E8055 Ethernet controller, but it is not recognized); NullCPUPowerManagement.kext; TotallyFixStillWaiting.kext; and VoodooBattery.kext (I understand that you are telling me to include this kext and the others listed in your posting to me). Please accept my explanation that my questions posed to you are not intended to annoy nor bother you. I hope that you understand that there are no specific posts on InsanelyMac Forum that answer these questions for my specific notebook computer and its specific components (my nVidia graphics - 8600M GT 512MB has an apparent LVDS shortcoming which noone working on similar issue has been able to resolve for a notebook computer's internal monitor). Consequently, "use search forum" really doesn't provide me much guidance, as I routinely do conduct searches, I check new posts when visiting the site using the button on the top of the webpage, and then ask questions by posting if I cannot find any helpful information that provides me advice on how to resolve issues with my specific system. So, again, I apologize if you feel that I am attempting to barrage you with questions as a Noob, I am not. I am asking the EXPERT in DSDT matters, for help with my system after getting it to the point where I can go no further with my knowledge, which is far more limited than yours. So that you have a better picture of my background, knowledge and experience, I have been working (and playing) with computers since 1978 while in high school, and was a Computer Science major initially at college back in the early 1980's right before IBM came out with their PC XT and PC AT models. Primarily, I was working with mainframes, batch cards and green screened monitors. After graduating from college, I went to law school and have not "worked" with computers, other than teaching my daughters how to build their own computers, install various distributions of linux on them (or help me, MS Windows if need be) and have them fix and upgrade the components with me. For the last 1.5 years, I have been regularly visiting this website and others to learn about OSX on PCs, and indeed I even have a few Apple MacPro computers at my office and at home. Sorry for the rant, but I felt that you were feeling offended that a Noob was just asking you to spoon feed him answers. I am not a Noob, but definitely not able to follow your short response, "use search forum". I would not object to others with answers to my questions chiming in, as I understand it should not just fall upon you. I would welcome their guidance also, but know that primarily, everything DSDT related falls into your lap. With regards and respect (but lacking your expertise), I remain, nesnfsn in sunny South Florida