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About Lotustar

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    Austin, TX
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    MUSIC!! Video Production, Animal rights.
    Also intersted in computers (obviously), physics, robotics, aviation, movies and art of all kinds.
  1. G5ive

    Probably one of the most elegant mods I've ever seen. Super classy. Great work!!!!!
  2. Ghost In The Optical Drive?

    This worked for me: Go to System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> uncheck "Put the hard disk to sleep when possible". I have an SSD so unchecking this is not a prob for me. If you have a standard HD and don't want it spinning all the time you can try leaving a disc (any disc) in the drive and that should also work. Hope this helps.
  3. Ghost In The Optical Drive?

    Yea it's def os x related. I still have no clue what causes it though. Seems maybe something is causing os x to check the drive or something. So odd. Fund this n another forum. Will try it when I get home from work and report back. If someone beats me to it let us know if it works! Go to System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> uncheck "Put the hard disk to sleep when possible". This should fix the spinning problem.
  4. Ghost In The Optical Drive?

    That's interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with networking. I will have to pay attention to what I am doing when it happens, what's running. I will def report back.
  5. Strange things happening with my optical drive in a new build. I hear it spin up then it stops. Likes it's trying to read something. Nothing is in the drive. Not sure where to even start looking for a solution to this. It's just a minor annoyance but still. Other than that...this machine is VERY stable. Any clues? Thanks!
  6. USB Apple Keyboard Hanging bios?

    Same here on the extension cable. "UEFI/Fast Boot to USB"? So you enabled UEFI? And what is Fast boot? Not sure I have that option (fast boot) in my bios. I'm currently not booting UEFI. My mobo was one of the first with UEFI and it gave a lot of problems. So far this machine has ZERO issues and run Pro Tools, Logic X, Presonus S1, and all my plugins really really well. I have the old DigiDesign Mbox 2 with the Focusrite Pre amps in it. It's a temporary interface. I just got a 32 channel 8 bus mixer and am moving to a Focusrite firewire interface. But I've been happy with Digi Mbox 2. Good for travel and goofing around at home writing.
  7. USB Apple Keyboard Hanging bios?

    Ok, so if someone out there has this problem it's due to the USB ports on an Apple KB. I got a small powered hub to go between mobo usb port and keyboard. Works like a champ. Now Avid or someone needs to come up with an Mbox driver for Yosemite. I have to unplug the thing and plug it back in for Yosemite to see it. Same BS on my actual Macbook. So annoying.
  8. So after many days of research and with the wonderful help of this forum I have a fully working Yosemite install. Except my Apple keyboard hangs my bios at the splash screen. It's a new one, aluminum with usb ports on it and all that. I have tried turning on/off legacy in bios, turned off boot from usb, tried ALL USB ports. Not many options for usb in my bios. I'm assuming it has something to with the USB ports on the keyboard itself? I was going to try to get a powered usb hub when I get a chance to go get one. Heard that may work. Anyone have any ideas? Please and thank you :-) Specs: Intel DH55tc mobo i3 540 3.06 8G RAM Yosemite
  9. One more quick update because it's kinda funny. I did a geekbench test and my score was 880 in 32bit. What!!!? The machine still ran great until I loaded Logic pro x with Kontakt 5. Audio stutters galore. Started poking around in the case and the heat sink/fan was totally loose from cpu!! The previous owner must not have secured it properly. You could see how the thermal paste had heated up. It was a dif color. So, new paste and a proper re-seat and bench test is at 8,000. HUGE difference. I feel like such an idiot for not checking this new hardware when I got it. Oh, and Logic Pro never misses a beat now. :-) Check your hardware kids, and keep supporting this awesome forum!
  10. UPDATE: Got the BCM94311 to work with the Asus card holder. Had to use this kext: http://www.hackintoshosx.com/files/download/547-bcm41xx-43xx-airport/ Worked great for me under Yosemite. Shows third party card but who cares. I can use airport utility. Big thanks to Allan for helping me get my CPU sorted. Thanks man!! :-)
  11. Yep it all works great now except... Wifi. I have two seperate mini pci cards i can try with an asus A06 pcie card transport. This is a desktop machine. Neither show up. Maybe you have an idea how to make one of these work? Heres what I have. Asus card holder (not sure what this called) to use the mini pci cards i have. 1st card is a BCM94311mCGHP1 2nd is a BCM4324A (also has the numbers 1020 on it. Came out of my old HP Pavillion dv9000. Thanks so much for all your help.
  12. SWEET! Thanks so much. Im going to give it a try. So far i can boot with -f and it runs PERFECT. Smooth and VERY fast. There has to be a way to save a successful boot so it will always run whats loaded without the long boot with -f.
  13. chameleon. tried clover as well. same thing. im not using dsdt or anything either. Also, ive been trying yosemite zone (niresh) and it works great excpet i get pci configuration end hang ot usbmsc hang. i can get around this by dropping a few kexts from s/l/e to extras. and as long as i dont use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] after, it reports proper cpu as 3.06. still feels sluggish for an i3 with 8g ram and an ssd.
  14. 2 weeks of trying to install Yosemite and I´m getting no where. mY cpu is showing 1.2 when its 3.06. And its not cosmetic. This thing runs sooooooo slow. PLEASE someone help. I´ve searched everywhere. Heres the specs Intel DH55TC mobo i3 540 Clarkdale (same one in the imac 11,2) and yes ive tried that smbios setting. Nvidia 610 PCIe 8G ddr3 Adata SSD installs ive tried [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Hackintosh Zones Yosemite distro Had PCI Configuration end stall post install boot. Got that sussed out by moving some kexts to extras folder. Other than that and this cpu issue, it all works great. Please help.
  15. Black Screen Post Install

    [sOLVED] Ok, if anyone stumbles on this post I hope this helps. Don't be an idiot like me. I did a fresh install and booted with -v PCIRootUID=4. The number 4 being key. Hours of trial an error and that's all it was. Jeez