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About Dysphoria

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  1. Greetings, This week I upgraded to 10.9 Mavericks with little trouble. I created a USB installer using the many guides on the forum and upgraded my 10.8.5 installation. Notable things that broke: Audio - Solved using AppleHDA.kext from User_01 Network - Solved by Installing AppleIntelE1000e.kext (see this thread http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/205771-appleintele1000ekext-for-108107106105/) FakeSMC - Installed the latest FakeSMC.kext 10.9 seems to be running just fine! Regards, Dysphoria
  2. I am currently experiencing the same problem. I worked out the following to be able to run non-appstore apps: I first tried this, which had no success: sudo spctl --disable After that I tried this and it looked like the systems were still active: sudo spctl --status Then I used this and I could open any App I wanted: sudo spctl --master-disable
  3. Tonight I'll attempt to upgrade my installation to the Mountain Lion GM! I'll let you guys know how it goes. EDIT: Success! Created a USB installer and selected my 10.7.4 install as destination. Rebooted and it worked.... First problem: I cannot open apps not from the app store. Trying to solve this I open the System Preferences and click the "Security & Privacy" pane to allow any apps to run. Only to find that System Preferences is now stuck at "Loading Security & Privacy". I don't know if any people are experiencing this but I worked around it by opening a terminal and trying to following: I first tried this, which had no success: sudo spctl --disable After that I tried this and it looked like the systems were still active: sudo spctl --status Then I used this and I could open any App I wanted: sudo spctl --master-disable
  4. Okinox, My install was from an iAtkos L2 dvd, then updated to 10.7.3 and I used the files from User_01 from post: #218 I'm not quite sure about the blurry fonts but I think it might somehow be a combination of videocard and display. My girlfriend and I both have the same displays but different videocards, I have a GeForce 560 TI and the fonts look just fine, she has a Macbook Pro with an ATI card and it looks bad on the same display. You might want to check out "System Preferences -> General" There are options for LCD font smoothing, maybe that helps a bit.
  5. Okinox, I am running OS X 10.7.3 on the Intel DX58SO using the files supplied by User_01, who is a hero, quite successfully. I have uploaded screenshots of my bios screens and settings to this reply, I hope it helps you. These settings are working perfectly for me. I'm currently using the BIOS version 5561. As a starter you should check if you have enabled HPET and AHCI. If you have any questions I'll be glad to try and help! Dysphoria dx58so bios.zip
  6. Good to see you got your board working You might be able to manually set your memory manufacturer and such in your smbios file. I don't think your current situation is impacting your performance though. I had the same message on my system but my motherboard is reporting that i'm running triple channel. OS X is probably confused because the DX58SO got four slots of which only three slots are used for triple channel but the spare slot (marked as channel A) is still empty.
  7. Thanks User_01 for your great support and contributions towards the community. I've got this board completely working now, including sleep! Thanks! If you've got paypal I'll buy you a beer!
  8. Thanks for sharing this with us! It runs perfectly on my system! I've been struggling with getting this motherboard to function properly and it is all working now! THANKYOU!
  9. AHCI Doesn't Boot

    I have had this problem as well with an early bios revision. I suggest you update your bios to the latest version from the Intel website. I installed OSX fine on this motherboard with AHCI (RAID didnt work for me). Also, you can install it with hyperthreading and all processor cores active. For more info, check the guide i wrote: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...8&hl=dx58so Good luck! And feel free to ask if you have any questions
  10. First Time Trying, So Many Ways To Fail

    Hi! As a musician I understand your pain I wrote a little guide on my findings while trying to install 10.6.4 on this motherboard. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...8&hl=dx58so Hope it helps you! I got the motherboard to work perfectly. If you have any questions feel free to reply or PM me! Greetings, Steve
  11. DX58SO GUIDE - Revision 02 Hello everyone! - I will be posting in the New Users Lounge until I can post elsewhere Over the last few months (years?) I have been trying to get this motherboard working using various methods with various forms of success. I have compiled quite a bit of trial-and-error knowledge about this motherboard and quite a bit of interesting information and help form other users on this forum and thought it might be a nice idea to gather all this information here. Thanks go out to: Juiceman, User_02, Raul Fernandez and tonymacx86 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- My System: - Intel DX58SO - 3x DDR3 1333MHz - 2x NVidia GeForce 260GTX (216 variety) - TSSCorp DVD-Drive - WD 1TB S-ATA harddisk - Intel 80GB SSD 1 What you need - An Intel DX58SO Motherboard with an Intel i7 CPU (I used the latest 5456 BIOS) - A retail OS X Snow Leopard DVD (I used the retail 10.6.0) - A working bootcd to boot the Snow Leopard DVD (Scroll down for more information) - A USB stick or CD to contain needed drivers and packages for after installation. - A Spare harddisk for installation, I did not have any other OS on my OSX harddisk. 2 Bios Settings Lots of guides advice to only use 1 core and no HyperThreading. My system installed fine with ALL 4 cores active and HyperThreading active. I also enabled VT, Turbo/Speedstep, and ALL power management features including those for the PCIe. Be sure to configure your S-ATA controller to use AHCI! I have not tried IDE but I do know that setting it to RAID made the Installation unable to detect my harddisks and dvd-drives. UEFI boot is turned off on my system but it might work when it's on. 3 The boot CD I've tried multiple installation methods in the past but found that this one worked best for me. I stumbled upon the blog of a guy called tonymacx86 who released a bootCD compatible with the DX58SO called [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. You can visit his blog for more information and download links. I'm not sure if I am allowed to post links on this forum but if you google for tonymacx86 you'll find his page. The bootcd that worked for me is called [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-supported. The [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for NVIDIA gave my cards some trouble and wouldn't show any video. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-supported worked fine. I have 2 GeForce 260GTX cards in my system connected with an SLI bridge. The boot CD will NOT work with both of the videocards in the system. With only one card though it boots up fine and even uses the correct resolution for my screen. You can fix the second videocard after setup. Download the CD image and burn it to a CD. Boot up your PC from the CD and wait for the disk selection menu to show up. Take out the boot CD and insert your Retail OSX DVD. Wait a few seconds for your DVD drive to spin up and press F5 to refresh the disk selection screen. It should now show the OSX DVD as a boot disk. Select the OSX DVD and press enter to boot (You can boot with -v if you want to see whats happening). 4 Installation Installation is pretty straightforward, use the Disk Utility to format your harddisk. I used GUID partitioning. Follow the steps on screen to setup OSX, you might want to customize the setup to save yourself some diskspace. Once the setup has finished you can reboot your system. Be sure to boot from the bootCD again as there is no bootloader installed yet! 5 Booting your system Boot from the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD and select your harddisk from the boot menu. You can boot it with -v to see what's happening. In my case the system booted just fine and even had full videocard support. Follow the onscreen instructions to create your user account. Once the system has booted you will notice a lot of things already work! In my case the on-board network card was working too. 6 Updating OSX and installing drivers and the bootloader Since we installed a 10.6.0 system we need to update it to 10.6.4. We also need to install a proper bootloader to boot the system without having to use the bootCD and we have to install all the drivers. You can download the 10.6.4 combo update from the apple website. Install it, but do not reboot the system yet. Next, we need to install a bootloader and driver kexts. A very friendly forum-user has supplied us with an installer package for this! Thankyou Raul Fernandez! http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231993 Download the driver package and install it, the installer will suggest you to download the Chameleon RC5 bootloader first. Click the link, download it and install it. After that continue the driver package installation. I selected the following packages Essential - DSDT - FakeSMC 2.5 com.apple.boot.plist - 64-bits Apple Boot Screen smbios.plist - DDR3 1333 Mhz Please note that I did not try the network card driver contained in this package. I used the Network and Audio drivers from this post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...9712&st=120 If you cannot get the audio to work you might try VoodooHDA. Which has worked for me on this motherboard. After installation, reboot your system and remove the bootCD. Your system should boot from the Chameleon bootloader! If you have trouble with your videocard you might want to edit your com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra. By default, GraphicsEnabler is set to Yes. This might cause troubles on some systems. For my single GTX260 it worked perfectly though! If you are using 2 GTX260 cards you will have to use an EFI string. This is the first guide I've written and the first revision of this guide. If you find any mistakes in my guide or have suggestions/questions, feel free to PM or reply to this topic. EDIT: Performance in geekbench is pretty good after installing the drivers!
  12. Install Methods summary: IATKOS 5i - OSX 10.5.5 - After update to 10.5.6 (having run the dtst patcher) stuff still works) Does EFI and/or the Vanilla kernel work? Partitioned as MBR/GUID the stock kernel works with PCEFI V9 Motherboard Manufacturer: ABIT Motherboard Model: IP35-E Chipset: P35 Intel ICH9 BIOS Version: , Revision: 18 - latest from abit site BIOS setup options: Disabled IDE controller Audio: Only thing that needs patching (LINK) (Also see attatchment) LAN: Works out of the box SATA & IDE: SATA works, IDE Didn't work in previous versions but should work now, i havnt tested. Booting the setup from a SATA dvd player works flawlessly. Memory: 8GB DDR2 - 4x 2GB PC6400 (800MHz) Processor Processor Model: Intel Q9450 Speed: default: 2.66GHz - Running on 3.2GHz (400mhz * 8) Recognized as what in System Profiler: UNKNOWN Video Card What type of card: NVIDIA PCI-Express Model: GeForce 8800GTS Memory: 512MB Board Manufacturer:MSI Patches used: During setup I selected the appropriate EFI string for my card QE/CI: Fully working All resolutions seem to be working Other PCI/PCI-e Components (onboard NIC does work with OSX) Interface: PCI Manufacturer: Realtek Model: RTL8139 Fast Ethernet Works out of the box having selected the realtek drivers during setup HDA_ICH9_ALC888.zip
  13. After having messed about for a long time getting OSX to run on this board i thought people might care if i shared this with the community. For this install I am using the Kalyway DVD. My Rig: Abit IP35-E Intel Q6600 2,4GHz (clocked at 3.6) 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel RAM GeForce 6800 256MB 2x 160GB SATA Harddisks SATA DVD-ROM IDE DVD-RW First, boot the dvd ( you need a SATA dvd player for this!! IDE WILL NOT WORK! ) When the DVD bootloader pops up, hit F8 and type "vanilla -v" followed by an enter. This will cause the installer to use the vanilla kernel and show what its doing. It just hung a few times when i tried it. Connecting the Harddisks to SATA connector 5 and 6 Helped. Second, Select your language click utilities -> disk utility fomat your disk with 1 (or more) partitions. Be sure to format them as MBR, GUID didnt work for me. Also, the bootloader failed to install correctly when i put spaces in the volume name. Third, tell it to install on your fresh partition and click custom. install the Vanilla kernel (both packages) and the MBR EFI v8 bootloader. Fourth, Click install and pray if all goes well it will reboot and boot into your bootloader. Select OSX Leopard and boot! Fifth, Set up all your stuff. For me my PS/2 keyboard didnt work. I bought a cheap Logitech USB keyboard for 10 euro's and all was fine. Sixth, You will probably (hopefully) find that most stuff already works except Audio (and in my case my GeForce 6800 - the natit drivers on the Kalyway DVD worked fine) To get audio to woked I used the driver from this post (also see attatchments): http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...&pid=506854 Be sure to set the permissions right after installing the kext or OSX will complain about it being incorrectly insalled. chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext and run the diskutility -> repair permissions, just to be sure That should fix sound. All this went very smooth for me. Ofcourse if you have any questions, feel free to PM me and i will try to help HDA_ICH9_ALC888.zip