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  1. zeppfrog

    What to do when you think you have....

    J: Enjoy web surfs without crashes, post "death of Flash"
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    What to do when you think you have....

    F Reverse engineer an Nvidia driver for the GT 610 on Snow Leopard, for those who just can't let it go. G Reverse engineer an Nvidia driver for the GT 430 on Mavericks, for those who tried to let it go. H build an upgrade CPU board for the G5 powermac that supports up to 4 quad core AMD CPUS... for those same rejects I write hate mail to Flash and Apple for bailing on civilization ( or at least you know who) J Drink a variety of Spiced Rum, Coffee, and Irish Cream and don't really do any of that other stuff.
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    Installing Mavericks 10.9 on AMD with IDE Drives

    After playing with things for awhile, everything seemed to stabilize pretty nicely. I found and installed VooDooHDA V2.8.4 and set it up for my line out, then went to Sound and set that for line out and my noises are all here. I did look farther and find that the ATA files were in fact inside of myHack.kext, so there may have been no need to re install those. I do get some funny pinkish icon colors in things like LaunchPad, which really kind of has a cool look, and I don't use it anyways. None of this relates to the ata , but worth a mention, I suppose. May relook at my kernel. One thing I have run into, previously I pasted my working kernel into my USB installer, it never seems to load up correctly when I install. I always have to reinstall it afterwards. Maybe I need to address it's permissions on the USB drive, or the Installer is overwriting it from somewhere else. I also get an occasional kernel panic from the Realtek RTL8111 when booting. It is actually doing its job well enough. I used Mieze's version. It may be conflicting with my need for npci=0x2000 boot flag. But I need that to boot, so, will take the occasional restart. Finally, something I noticed was if I used PCIRootUID=1, it switches my main monitor. To be honest, I don't know the actual purpose of this flag, but I like the monitor choice. Well, all looks good so far. My X.9.5 was getting random freezes and crashes over the last couple days, and without Preview and Messages, somewhat neutered. Might be time to erase it and try for Yosemite. By the time I get to el Capitan, You real os x'ers will have it all worked out for my old AMD.
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    Kernel Panic after CPU replaced

    also try using -f -F and or UseKernelCache=No with -x. You may be able to get past caches and into safe mode that way. You will probably need other flags such as cpus= busratio= npci= PCIRootUID= or some combination. If you don't have another way to access, this might get you in the door
  5. Mavericks is old news, but I am an old dog. I like experimenting. After playing with my first mac Mavericks install, and updating, more or less successfully, to 10.9.5, I noted many things stopped working. Preview, Messages for instance. Well, I didn't really want to wipe out what I had going, and short on SATA drives, I needed to find a way to install onto an IDE (pata) drive to see what I could get going. So, I still had my vanilla "myHack" USB loaded up with Mavericks. I had already found the files IOATAFamily and AppleViaATA (AppleNForceATA was also there) that made ide drives visible on my current install. I added those files to the installer's S\L\E and gave it a try. I booted using -v npci=0x3000 (which was actually the wrong npci) and the installer booted, actually faster than previously. The install showed my drives, all of them. Mavericks does not natively see ide at all. I went through Disk Utility. set up my WD 80gig drive for GUID, and the regular MacOS EXTENDED Journaled. exited Disk Utility. At this point, prior to my little file additions, The installer would sometimes lock up here. No problems. Went back to selection, chose my IDE WD drive and moved on with install. As always, the install took quite some time. at the end, myHack offers to remove some files. I go with that. It also offers a choice of Generic or Use my own "EXTRA". I had my own ready. Then, myHack runs myFix. and for the first time, successfully. In the past, I would end installs with either a freeze or reboot. Several minutes later I get the message, Install Successful. Now you aren't finished. I tested the restart, and to no surprise, it didn't load initially. Next step is to open my new install from another working install. My case, I used my Snow Leo. reinstall my kernel choice. mine is named McKay_kernel. I don't remember where I got it, but it was the first one to actually load on my ASRockAlive sata2-glan / AMD 64 X2 4600+ Machine. Then look into your install S\L\E. Missing the new ata files I mentioned above. So I copied all those back in. Used Kext Wizard to repair permissions\ rebuild caches. Also, Used Chameleon Wizard to set up my org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist . smbios I kept simple. chose a preconfigured mac pro 6,1 (you can choose whatever you care to, 4,1 and 5,1 will probably be good choices) The boot flags are the most important. in my case I used the following for initial success. -v -f cpus=1 busratio=12 npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 Graphics Mode=1024x768x32 GraphicsEnabler=Yes . I will fine tune these later, removing any unneeded flags. The file should end up containing something like this <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1024x768x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>cpus=1 busratio=12 npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 -f</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>8</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> Finally, I give everything the once over and reboot back to my Mavericks IDE install. and then I watch my dual monitors come to grey, then load the User Setup dialogues. These are all the basics. nothing really new. The cloud wouldn't set up, but that's not a problem. I set that up via safari later. (not from preferences as the error message suggests) I am also using an nVidia GeForce GT 610 1gb. I didn't have any huge problems until attempting to load Multi-critter (you know what I am talking about) and then got a nice Kernel Panic from the desktop. I was after the voodoo drivers for my sound. So, next to update nvidia drivers and get the voodoo drivers elsewhere. I will further test to see if that particular app is the cause or it is a glitch in the geforce drivers. pretty basic walk through, but if you have an older board like myself, this will give you access to your ide pata drives. Also, your old dvd burners, cdroms. But most of all, the HDD and installing on pata drives. PLUS, I think it actually made the installer work better being able to recognize my ATA ide bus. The files I used were found searching on Youtube. There is also a tutorial there somewhere, which I gathered the info to do this. My next test.... will this work for Yosemite\ El Capitan.... have fun guys n gals. keep experimenting and learning and thanks to all of you for sharing yours [ Already tested the ata files in 10.9.5 successfully ]
  6. hey spakk... btw thanks for your uploads in the past... USB, sounds like maybe some power management is shutting off the usb ports and not restarting them. ?? just a guess.
  7. The question to me has always been, "Why go to so much effort to lock out so much market". I KNOW Apple isn't really in the OS selling business, but, well, why not. It isn't like it is going to damage their current Machine market. Guys like me are never, ever going to fork out for a soon to be obsolete shiny box. And I have no love for the trash can pc. But, if i could toss out a few bucks for plug and play OS X, I'd do that. And it would open up the world for them in programmers. Coders will always go to the bigger market. and yes, there are apple lover coders too, I get that. That again reenforces my point. Open the OS to everyone with a PC and they won't lose Apple lovers. Probably gain more
  8. And you know who used to manufacture Upgrade cpu's for the G4's... and then got shut out with the Power Mac... bogus
  9. That says a lot right there.... Love it.
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  11. if you have a boot loader on a usb stick, you can probably boot with it (if you made a usb installer, you have one) hope you do... ( I know, IT's an old thread, but he asked.) hey, tell what OS X version, and your config., you my just need a new boot flag.
  12. I noted the recommendation for the Vanilla install. At first, ages ago, that looked so tedious. Don't we just want to throw in a disk. But what a load of garbage these distros all seemed to be for me. Bad burns? Do I just have a weird system? But then I tested one out with my hack or some such and the Mavericks installer... Never go back. System is smooth. I know what has been changed to get it going and if Apple throws me a curve, I more than likely can back step and get back going again. Distros sometimes, giving the benefit of the doubt, are just not set up for "Your" machine, but more than likely, are loaded with {censored} and are scooping your info.... Try the vanilla way and you will never go back. And, it is much easier than it seems. Loads of tutorials. OS X.9.5 was a bit more complex than the original, but stepping up to the challenge through the earlier versions made it a smooth run... And I am proud to be a part of a crowd that reaches out to help so much. Good work guys.
  13. Apples current updates, presumably security, but it just dumps several on me and installs at reboot without me being a willing participant... At any rate, be prepared to mount your disk and remove AppleTYMCDriver.kext from your System\Library\Extensions folder. Simple fix as long as you have another bootable access. I am not going to be so quick to let my SL get an update this way. It is stable and I don't want it messed with. Hoping it helps... Le Frog as a footnote, I also reinstalled my kernel. Not sure it was replaced, but taking no risks...
  14. old thread, but the problem still occurs. I use the GT 610 successfully. I used chameleon rev 2538, then installed the NVidia drivers and Cuda. works great in Mavericks and even ML, but no love yet in SL. be nice if we got some support from NVIDIA. For all the money I have thrown their way over the years. No love there either. My Mavericks boot.plist as follows (amd on asrock alivesata2 with geforce gt 160) NVDAGF100Hal 8.26.28 310.40.55b01 (i hope that will help you find my driver version, i have too many downloaded) the "skip" flags are just to help speed things along, works without them. The lack of GraphicsEnabler flag defaults to Yes as far as I know?? try either way <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1024x768x32</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-f cpus=1 npci=0x3000 busratio=12</string> <key>SkipAtiGfx</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>SkipIntelGfx</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>8</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string>
  15. BEAUTY. I used this to get my drives to show in Mavericks 10.9.5 on an ASROCK Alivesata2-glan. Didn't need the nforce kext , but FINALLY! The drives showed up before I even rebooted. Much Love iNeko. I thought it had smegged my RTL net drivers, but it was my dumb router hanging on me. I have been looking for days on end to get my ide drives to show up. Nothing else worked. Love it. Thank you so much.