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About nikjenikje

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  1. USB external soundcard

  2. AppleHDA by tmongkol in SL 10.6.3

    Hi Maybe a stupid question but I lost my original vanilla 10.6.3 AppleHDA.kext file. I have the update .dmg file but I can't extract the kext from it (checksum failure using pacifist). Anyone know how I can extract it from the installer or how I can get the original one? Thanks, Nik. EDIT - Never mind, I reinstalled the complete 10.6.3 update and got it.
  3. USB external soundcard

    Hi there, Has anyone gotten an external USB audio interface to work with their Hackintosh install? The problem is, I have a Line 6 POD Studio UX-2 and it's not initializing. That is, the software that comes with it won't even recognize it's connected. And the lights that are supposed to go on on the device itself don't do anything either. Works fine when I boot into Windows Doesn't work at all when I boot the same PC into Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Also works fine when I connect it to a MacBook using Snow Leopard 10.6.3, so I think we can rule out compatibility issues. I installed OSX using Kakewalk (link) on the hardware in my sig, then updated everything using software update and fixed any issues using kexts from kexts.com (the only issue being the internal sound card on my mobo needed an additional kext). All other USB devices work fine, although they don't really have much power requirements from the USB bus because they're either low voltage devices or come with an external AC adapter I've already tried using a USB hub with AC adapter, also no progress.. It's weird to me though because everything else works perfectly. One thing I have tried is removing all audio kexts step by step and putting them back in every combination possible, just to see if the internal sound was conflicting with the decive. Nothing helped. Thanks for your help, it will be greatly appreciated. Nik.
  4. Hi again, Still trying to get my external usb sound card to work.. Does anyone have any idea? Because I suspect this to be DSDT or USB driver related and so far no other mention of problems like this.. Thanks, Nik.
  5. Cheap yet good USB soundcard?

    Line 6 POD Studio GX Comes with nice software too! It's developed for recording guitar, but output is also great, stable, fast and noise/hum-free.
  6. Audio Recording interfaces that work with OS X

    - Line 6 POD Studio (all versions) - All M-Audio devices - All Apogee devices - All Digidesign devices Edit: all osx snow leopard compatible I have a Line 6 POD Studio UX-2. Works with my MacBook running Snow Leopard. Unfortunately I haven't got it to work with my Hackintosh install yet, but that's a problem with my USB in OSX I guess.
  7. Hi! It's been several months now and my Hackintosh is still running perfectly thanks to Kakewalk! Thanks so much for this and know I've donated a few bucks! (Not to brag, more to give an incentive for others to donate as well, since Mr. Janek certainly deserves so.) I have one issue though. It seems my USB connectors don't give enough power out (but I don't know this for sure, just that I have a problem). I've recently bought a Line 6 POD Studio UX-2 which is an external sound card and recording interface for guitars and vocals. When I connect it to my iBook G4, it works perfectly. When I connect it to this pc (hackintosh) and boot Windows instead of Mac OSX, it works perfectly. When I boot into OSX however, the device does not initiate. That is, the device manager that came with it won't even acknowledge that it's connected at all. Does anyone have (or did anyone have) a similar problem with USB devices? All other USB devices run fine, but those all have an external AC adapter, or a low voltage requirement. Please help! I wouldn't want to have thrown away another 180 euro's for nothing.. Then again.. still cheaper in all than buying a real mac. Off topic: Mark my words though.. my official Mac time will come! It's just a matter of .. err.. money!? If you see any reason why I should receive donations, they're welcome. I don't though.. I'll just have to work hard for my money. Thanks, Nik.
  8. Yea hi. What install method did you use? If I'm correct, you could try the following: 1. Boot the Kakewalk install CD or USB drive (this works for USB, don't know for CD but I guess it should) 2. Wait until you get the grey menu at the top and go to utilities->disk utility 3. Find your broken OSX partition and remember it's exact name. 4. Right click that partition then click "Information". (Make sure you right click the partition and not the drive itself.) Next to "Disk Identifier" it should say something like disk0s2. Write this down. 5. Again from the grey top menu, go to utilities->terminal 6. Type the following: (replace YourPartition with the exact name of your partition) rm -R /Volumes/YourPartition/System/Library/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext If that doesn't work, try this (replace disk0s2 with the one you wrote down and YourPartition with the exact name of your partition. It's no problem if either one of the first two commands doesn't work.): umount /Volumes/YourPartition diskutil unmount /Volumes/YourPartition mount -uw /dev/disk0s0 /Volumes/OSX rm -R /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/Extensions/SleepEnabler.kext 7. Reboot and you should be done.. REMEMBER: If your partition name has a space in it, type it as "\ " For example, /Volumes/My Mac should be /Volumes/My\ Mac Let me know if this works. Sorry if I don't reply fast, I'm studying for my exams this week.. Ofcourse, you could also just use an Ubuntu boot CD, boot into Linux from CD and delete the kext on your hdd from Linux... Nik.
  9. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    Allright, So I had a problem with my hard drive, but I am now typing from a fully functional Snow install on my new motherboard. Everything works except TV-Out, but I'm gonna give NVEnabler 64.kext a shot. Might work for me as it has for so many others.. My Specs: Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR CPU: Intel E7500 GPU: XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB I used this method EDIT: NVEnabler doesn't give me TV-Out either. I'll just have to save some money and buy a flatscreen TV with VGA port I guess. Worth the money anyway these days. Nik.
  10. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    Another hint for you, saronelf: If you're using GraphicsEnabler=Yes in your com.apple.Boot.plist, you might consider adding this: <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>PCIRootUID</key> <string>1</string> This is helpful for motherboards that don't have the PCI-Express root at "UID=0", which is the standard for OSX bootloaders. If this doesn't work for you, consider installing the AsereBLN package from: http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=208 This will update your Bootloader and you'll be able to enter the above code into your com.apple.Boot.plist. (Mind you, the com.apple.Boot.plist will be located in /Extra, not in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration, as might be the case with your current Bootloader) BTW, what system are you on and what bootloader are you using currently? I hope this information and my previous post are helpful in tackling your problem.. My setup didn't boot if I had GraphicsEnabler=Yes in my boot.plist, until I used PCIRootUID=1. When I added that, it did boot, but alas, still no QE/CI.. I hope you have more luck! Nik.
  11. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    @Saronelf: Maybe you could include some more specific computer related information; like what motherboard are you on and what methods did you use (forum links, etc) to try and get your gfx card working properly? Also, what configuration do you have, currently, graphics wise? Are you using an enabler or a kext or nothing at all atm? How are your com.apple.Boot.plist values? Using GraphicsEnabler? What bootloader do you use? Etc. Don't worry about system profiler mentioning a Radeon card. This is purely cosmetic. If you're using injectors, you can change this in the info.plist of the injector where it says "Model", just change "<string>ATI Raedon 4851 HD</string>" to "<string>NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT</string>", set permissions and reboot. If you're using gfx strings, this means the in.plist used to create the hex code for the com.apple.Boot.plist included the name you're seeing. The in.plist for generating HEX code is actually very similar to the injector's Info.plist file. It also has a setting for "model" that you can change into whatever you want. Do this before converting to hex and you'll be set. In the meantime, I found a way to create gfx strings without having to install or boot Leopard. I posted that on another forum, check my post here (post #507, scroll all the way down on page 34). Ofcourse, also read the 1st post and download the package suitable for your graphics card. This might get you somewhere! I've just ordered a new motherboard. Maybe this will fix my issue. I'm expecting it to arrive on tuesday or wednesday so I'll post my results here. Might be interesting to see if this could be motherboard related. If so, more people might have to consider tweaking their BIOS settings or buying another motherboard..
  12. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    Okay, so.. I tried everyting now. I have generated gfx strings using the in.plist for my cards from here I have also generated one for each card where I replaced the NVCAP value in the "in.plist" with my own generated NVCAP value from the videocard's ROM file using NVCAP Maker both graphics strings for both cards do not allow me to boot into OS X (just to be completely accurate; I tried 4 gfx strings; 2 for each card, 1 using the nvcap from that tutorial and 1 using my own nvcap) please, somebody? there must be someone that can draw any conclusions from all this information and the BIOS rom files I provided.. just some extra information, when I create the NVCAP using NVCAP Maker, for both cards this gives me the following message (with the exact same NVCAP value): Is this my problem? Am I just unlucky to have two lame videocards that don't use 'normal' output configurations? If anyone has any helpful information, please post anything. Thanks, Nik.
  13. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    So I tried NVEnabler 64, Natit, NVinject and ATY_Init, but all to no avail In the process, I discovered that I cannot boot OSX when my DeviceID's are in NVDANV50Hal and NVDAResman even without an injector present. So I tried EVOenabler again, but without my Device ID's in the kexts and this works exactly the same as when I do put my Device ID's in those kexts. So now I'm at original Snow Leopard 10.6.2 NV* files, with just the addition of EVOenabler and I have QE/CI but no Resolution choices and also just 32MB of VRAM. UPDATE: also no OpenGL functionality, but this could be because of the 32MB VRAM HELP!! Hehe. Tonight, I'm gonna try to install Leopard and generate a GFX string for use with Snow Again, I'll report back.
  14. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    I just inserted the device id's for both my cards into NVDANV50Hal and NVDAResman and now I can switch between the two cards without any trouble, still using the EVOenabler.kext. Acceleration works on both cards, but I cannot change my resolution and my VRAM is not properly detected. I'm now going to try to leave the NVDANV50Hal and NVDAResman kexts alone and just try every single injector there is until I find a working solution. Realistically, the chance of me succeeding is not very high, because I already tried some injectors, but still.. I didn't try NVinject as of yet so maybe some chance for me there. Also, TV-Out is probably not gonna work for me as I have no way of using GFX strings and NVEnabler is not working (but I'm gonna try that one again, too, so wish me luck! I'll report back here with my findings. Nik.
  15. 9600GT/9800GT(PCI-e) same issue, same mobo

    Update I think it's a different issue alltogether. I just managed to get QE/CI working with EVOenabler.kext from kexts.com I tried NVEnabler 64, Natit and NVinject again with the same other settings (like NVDANV50Hal etc), but then, my old issue is back. The problem is now: 1. I cant change my resolution in Display preferences 2. I have 32MB of VRAM according to System Profiler (It also says I have a Radeon card, but that's just the model name. The vendor is correctly detected as NVIDIA.) I don't know how to change or fix this in the EVOenabler.kext and I can't find any useful information anywhere regarding that Kext. Please let me know what I can try PS: Now, I'm using the 9600GT from my post above, which works on both the VGA and DVI ports, but not TV-Out ofcourse. Info from system profiler: ATI Radeon HD 4890: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4890 Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: Slot-1 PCIe Lane Width: x4 VRAM (Total): 32 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0622 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: 113-B7710C-176 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.318 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Display Connector: Thanks again, Nik.