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    Input audio devices

    Okay, so I tried one more iteration of VoodooHDA, 2.6.1 I believe. Upon rebooting, I couldn't boot at all, all kinds of rubbish all over the screen in verbose mode. Eventually it just booted again, but took 15 minutes from BIOS. Then, sound worked just as before, with Pink Rear issue. Excellent! I don't know what happened, or why it worked, but after all I've been through I'm just glad it works again. The Pink Rear issue isn't so bad compared to the situations I've been in the past few days! If anyone can come up with a solution for the Pink Rear issue, though, I'd much appreciate it!
  2. JosephXM

    Input audio devices

    Still can't get sound to work - really need help! I've tried ALL versions of VoodooHDA, none of which give proper sound! They just give a terrible distorted noise which can be 'altered' and slightly improved by reducing the sample rate, but even at 44100Hz the sound is still atrocious, especially when viewing YouTube videos. I'm really lost now, when I first got this Hackintosh working, sound was fine with VoodooHDA 2.7.3, only the Pink Rear problem, but now even installing VoodooHDA 2.7.3 again does not work! I'm really lost and would appreciate any help to try to get my sound working again! EDIT: Using VoodooHDA 2.7.2/2.7.3, setting the sample rate 44100Hz makes sound almost bearable in iTunes, it only breaks up once every 5 seconds or so, still unlistenable though. Other apps are still completely terrible.
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    Input audio devices

    Okay, so in my quest to fix the hissing noise once and for all, I've managed to break my sound completely (oops!). I uninstalled VoodooHDA and tried using ALC892 kexts with HDAenabler and AppleHDA 10.6.2 rollback. For some reason this didn't work at all, I'm not sure why as I am using the ALC892. I tried searching for DSDT patches for my system, but I can't find any DSDT patches for AMD boards anywhere, maybe I'm missing something? Anyway, I tried removing the ALC892 kext and installing VoodooHDA again, so I at least have sound. Unfortunately, VoodooHDA won't work any more either. It does give me 'sound', but it's very distorted and broken-sounding, and reducing the sample rate does not fix it. So now I have no sound at all... can anyone help?
  4. JosephXM

    Input audio devices

    Can anybody shed any light onto this? It's still really bugging me - the 'pink rear' input is always turned up when I boot, and the hiss is unbearable! http://bit.ly/Lo9AE7 I tried using this tutorial to get my ALC892 working using other kexts. Unfortunately this didn't work at all (no audio devices listed) so I'm guessing I need to use VoodooHDA and try to get around this input issue.
  5. I've got 10.6.8 installed and running fine on my AMD PC, specs as follows: ASRock 970 Extreme3 rev.2 mobo AMD Phenom II X4 960T @ 4Ghz 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6850 (PowerColor) My mobo is listed as having a Realtek ALC892. I'm using the latest version of VoodooHDA. The problem I'm having is that every time I boot, the "Pink Rear" audio input is turned up, resulting in lots of static noise. It goes away if you mute that input, but having to go into Audio MIDI Setup on every boot just to do that is a bit irritating. I'm wondering if there's some kind of script or something that can be run at boot to mute this input, instead of having to go through Audio MIDI Setup every time I boot. Perhaps even completely remove the input from OS X? I'm never going to use that rear mic input. Thanks in advance, Joseph.
  6. JosephXM

    SL 10.6.8 - USB Storage Devices

    Fixed my own problem - For anyone having a similar issue: I deleted IOUSBFamily.kext from S/L/E and ran ####### and selected "IOUSBFamilyRollback" from the selection menu. Upon reboot, USB worked fine!
  7. SOLVED. Hi, I've recently managed to get OS X SL up and running on my AMD PC. I've been able to overcome most problems myself but this one has me a bit lost. This thread in a nutshell: Upon updating to 10.6.8, USB mass storage devices are not recognised, while peripherals are. Specs are as follows: ASRock 970 Extreme3 AMD Phenom II X4 960T Quad Core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis RAM (using maxmem=4096 to avoid CPU halt) Bunch of old Seagate 80GB HDDs (SATA set to AHCI) PowerColor Radeon HD6850 1GB Installed Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Hazard Okay, so I managed to install Hazard's 10.6.2 DVD. I then followed a guide to update to 10.6.8. In this guide, it suggested you use ####### to install "IOUSBFamilyRollback" (back to the 10.6.2 USB I imagine). On reboot, everything worked, graphics acceleration, sound, ethernet etc. Apart from USB. It worked fine in 10.6.2, but now it's just not working at all. USB mouse and keyboard work fine, no problems with them, but devices such as USB HDDs and memory sticks just aren't recognised at all. After extensive searching, I found some other people with similar problems. One guy tried installing a newer IOUSBFamily.kext, however this didn't work for me. Another used the flags "USBLegacyOff=Yes" and "USBBusFix=Yes" which worked for him. Another possible solution was to remove "AppleHPET.kext" as it may be conflicting. This didn't work for me either. In BIOS, I have USB 2.0 and 3.0 enabled, with USB Legacy on. I'm starting to tear my hair out over this, so if anyone has any possible solutions please do share! Many thanks in advance, Joseph.
  8. I'll start with the system specs: * Dell Dimension C521 * AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ @2.2Ghz * ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 * 3GB DDR2 RAM * 160GB Samsung SATA * Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Leo4All-10.5.2 I'm having a problem with my resolution in Leo4All-10.5.2. Leo4All shows as 'Mac OS X 32-bit' in GRUB, and I boot it. The screen goes black for a few seconds, and then I am presented with the monitor error 'Cannot display this video mode. Optimum resolution: 1280x1024 @60' It's obvious that the default resolution is above my native resolution, but there seems to be no way to fix it. At installation, i didn't install any video drivers because there weren't any for the Radeon X1300/X1550. I can't boot into safe mode because my keyboard doesn't seem to work either (well, i don't get any lights coming up when i press caps lock) Ubuntu and Windows 7 work perfectly at 1280x1024. Is there anything I can do now, or anything I can do at next installation? Many thanks in advance, Joseph.