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  1. fxtentacle

    ACPI Backlight Driver

    For the sun bezel to work on 10.8.4, I needed the brightness values to range from 0x000 to 0x400. Sadly, my BIOS can only handle 11 levels (0x0 to 0xA). To fix this, I patched your awesome kext to present 0-0x400 to the OS and then convert to levels internally. Now, the sun bezel works for my laptop kext and source attached Thanks again for your work in creating this kext NOTE to others: This kext is intended to fix the problem where the brightness slider already works, but pressing the function keys will only show the sun, not change the brightness. ACPIBacklight Source.zip ACPIBacklight.kext.zip
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    Asus P5W DH Deluxe ALC882M 4 Line out + 2 Mic + Line In

    apparently my patching only worked with unmodified 10.5.6 kexts .. it broke with the 10.5.7 update so now i only have 5.1 surround but no microphone in
  3. thanks. tried to install os x 10.5 server in vmware fusion 2.0.1 on a real!! mac book pro for like 2 hours without success. your method worked on first try
  4. if you use my raid mod, you have 3 com.apple.Boot.plist locations: -EFI -Leopard disk -BOOT OSX use the one in efi and add a boot-uuid entry with the same value as the long Root UUID on your Boot OsX plist the thing is, if there is a com.apple.Boot.plist present on the EFI partition, then all the other plists are ignored. and honestly, you dont want to modify the plist on the boot osx partition. it will get overwritten randomly because it is supposed to be only a copy of the "real" plist on your system partition. the plist on your system partition however is not readable by the bootloader since the bootloader does not know about your raid. so if you want to use efi strings and smbios patching, you need to use the plist on the efi partition. make sure to set the boot-uuid thingy or rd=... otherwise your booter might hand while trying to guess which drive to boot from.
  5. this allows you to dump your smbios and decode it to readable form. useful if you are toying with smbios enablers / patchers and wonder why certain programs notice you are on a hackintosh. run in a terminal: ./smbios-reader that will generate dump.bin ./dmidecode -i dump.bin that will show you all the info source included smbios_toolzip.zip
  6. @blackcorsair: yeah that is precisely the procedure. thanks for describing it in normal words i modified it a little bit further, this version does NOT have DSDT but has chameleons SMBIOS patching instead. here's my boot plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>boot-uuid</key> <string>0677E342-B20B-31E0-8EAD-25C9648CF71B</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.080209154</string> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMexternalclock</key> <string>375</string> <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string>3150</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>W3465MMN0P2</string> <key>SMmemtype</key> <string>19</string> <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>800</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter</key> <string>Mushkin</string> <key>SMmemserial</key> <string>Unknown</string> <key>SMmempart</key> <string>Unknown</string> <key>SMmembankloc_1</key> <string>BANK 0</string> <key>SMmembankloc_2</key> <string>BANK 1</string> <key>SMmembankloc_3</key> <string>BANK 2</string> <key>SMmembankloc_4</key> <string>BANK 3</string> </dict> </plist> gives me a Mac Pro in systemprofiler and i dont need a smbios enabler or applesmbios anymore btw with my yukon2 as an efi string, timemachine works fine. @hagbard if you put a boot plist on your EFI partition, it will use that instead of the one on the Boot OsX partition and instead of the one in /System there is a LegacyIOAHCIBlockStorage.kext which is basically just an Info.plist packaged as kext. that one makes your drives report as internal AHCI as for the apple logo: they removed it to make room for the efi emulation. to keep the booter below 64K boot.zip
  7. fxtentacle

    Drive Clicking with AHCI under OS X

    leopard 1.5.6 vanilla ich7 mobo i also get the clicking noise. but it only started after letting my pc run handbrake encodes for 2 days straight. so i would assume its thermal protection of the drive. might also relate to your problems since mac os x uses the graphics card more than xp pro. thus you get more heat in your case from the graphics card activity. try doing burn-in tests on windows, for example sisoft sandra or 3dmark.
  8. RAID MOD !! thanks munky for this great loader. i modified it to be able to boot from soft RAID. setting up the efi partition works precisely as you described but there is one gotcha: you need a "boot-uuid" or "Root UUID" entry in your plist on the EFI partition. that is needed because the disks in raid sometimes change their /dev/diskX names ... it works by booting from the "Boot OSX" partition that mac os x appends to every raid slice. tested on vanilla 10.5.6 leopard with nvidia+alc882+yukon2 EFI strings attached you my modified source and modified boot binary. cheers and thank you again for this boot method. EDIT: i noticed i {censored}ed up when uploading the source. so here is the source and a patch to apply to munky's original v61 source efi_boot_raid.bin.zip efi_boot_v6.1.zip v61_src.zip patch.txt
  9. hi. i modded legacyHDA* from stickpin to support my ALC882m card on asus p5w dh deluxe. for me, everything works except for spdif output. if you use the midi tool you can setup 5.1 surround which works for me .. tested with VLC and Wanted BluRay. dont have the speakers to check if 7.1 would work too .. but anyway there is 4 seperate analog line out channels. i also attached linux codec dump and windows vista reg codec dump as well as my svg graphs in case anyone wants to go for spdif. cheers asus_p5w_dh_deluxe_alc882m_4out_3in.zip p5w_codec_dumps.zip
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    [How to] Intel GMA 900 done right: full QE/CI for leopard

    probs with boot-132. when i try to use these kext's on my samsung x20 with 915GM to boot a retail install dvd with boot-132 i dont get past the light blue screen. also tried with external monitor connected .. but that didnt help. when i use a boot-132 with no intel gma kexts i get the exact same behaviour. the gma kexts from iAtkos work for me .. but thats not nice. is there a "done right" method for booting retail install ?
  11. fxtentacle


    first, let me thank you for this great piece of work .. using the two kexts out of totest(2).zip i was able to boot my laptop without vga cable and WITH picture on the screen !!! thats a big success i think! well here's the problem it only updates the screen when there is some sort of other activity, for example when i move the mouse, otherwise the laptop hangs. it also tries to read from the cd drive all the time although theres no cd in it. when i press one of the power keys on my laptop, it will become responsive again just as if had moved the mouse. i'm trying to get a iolog but its not easy i've developed drivers for windows and it feels like an interrupt problem, because causing any kind of hardware interrupt makes os x respond again for a short time