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  1. bluesonic

    NForce SATA Controller

    AppleNForceATA.kext.TEST works great on my Asus P5N32E motherboard (i680 + MCP55), my SATA drive can read CDs and DVDs without a hitch, while all other kexts fail with this.
  2. bluesonic

    nForce LAN driver

    I have Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard, with 680i and MCP55 (n590?) chipsets. The driver reconizes 2 network interfaces, and detects link speed, whether cable is plugged or not, but no data is transferred or received - network interfaces are not able to get IP address from DHCP, and with manual IP address no data is sent or received either. In Ubuntu 10.04, I have exactly SAME PROBLEM, with forcedeth driver - e.g. eth0/eth1 come up, but system is unable to get IP address or communicate on the network. Solution to this in Linux, is doing: rmmod forcedeth modprobe forcedeth msix=0 msi=0 and voila! - after that network works just fine ( - in Ubuntu 10.04). I assume there might be same problem in OSX? I guess there are other people with same issue here... does anyone know if there would be way setting MSI (media signal interrupt?) values to 0 in OSX, by editing some plist file somehow, for example? or would forcedeth driver in osx behave same way, by adding those parameters to kextload? I hope some wise person would have any insight on this, thanks in advance! ---- EDIT: My apologies! I should have read this thread fully, before starting to spend days getting xcode and trying to understand your driver's sourcecode, eno DisableMSI = true in the kext's plist fixes the issue, and the kext works like a charm. I'm happy. Btw, geffen, I'm sure this will also solve your problem because we have the exactly same motherboard, and your problem sounds just like the one I had. ---- EDIT2: My onboard NIC worked just perfectly with DisableMSI, until I enabled my onboard audio... randomly after STOPPING sounds playing (for example closing iTunes while it's playing music), the ethernet adapter stops working, and becomes unable to renew DHCP or communicate... if I unplug the cable and put it back to same ethernet port - it stays unfunctional - if I plug the ethernet cable to different port, it works, until it goes unfunctional also. At first I thought this was VoodooHDAAudio's faut, but also AppleAzaliaHDAudio causes the same problem... so I guess there's is some kind of IRQ interrupt sharing conflict? :/ I tried DisableTimerIRQ, but it doesn't make any difference. The network adapter seem to go down always after this appears in Kernel Log: kernel[0]: PCMDIR_PLAY: Stream setup nid=10: format=0x1831, digFormat=0x0001 kernel[0]: VoodooHDAEngine[0x7438000]::performAudioEngineStop kernel[0]: calling channelStop() for channel 0 kernel[0]: VoodooHDADevice[0x7289000]::performPowerStateChange(2, 1) could it be that sound driver is also powering down ethernet device accidentally? ...
  3. Thank you very much. I also had success with iPC, it seem to have both working parts of iDeneb and Leo4ALL =) Now I just have problem, with USB devices... I tried all USB fixes and patches in the iPC installer without luck, and even my USB mouse wont work
  4. Hi! I'm not sure if this is the the correct forum for asking help, I apologize if this goes to wrong place I installed today Leo4ALL 4, to my desktop computer. It was able to detect and write, to my harddisks correctly, supported my PS2 keyboard fine... the install finished successfully, but the first boot ended up into kernel panic (I tried install several times again with different settings, without luck). Specs are as follows: CPU: AMD Athlon +3500 Socket 993 Motherboard: MSI K8N with nForce4 Ultra chipset Videocard: Geforce 6600 GT So, I decided to give iDeneb 1.4 a try, as my friend recommended it. After the installer had started I noticed my PS/2 keyboard didn't work at all... I still proceeded, and went to Disk Tool. It had detected my harddisks in different order than Leo4ALL v4 had, my SATA drive was reconized as the first drive, and my IDE drive was the second. It was able to read the partitions from the disks, but trying to perform any operations to disks that required writing ended up to "I/O-error". Also none of the HFS filesystems were available in the installer as target for the installation... It would seem the disk controller driver in iDeneb just doesn't play nicely with nForce4's storage controller (read-only?) - there is no settings in my motherboard's bios to set it into any different modes, like some Intel's chipsets have ACHI mode available. Would there be way for me to use AppleNForceATA kext from Leo4ALL in iDeneb? I assume AppleNForceATA is the .kext that works properly, since it came with Leo4ALL. Would be nice to hear if anyone else has gotten OSX working on nForce4, or if you have simliar issues with nForce4 chipset.
  5. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    benzini, I have A6JA too, and have had exactly same result as you. I also managed to get light blue screen by editing the info.plist, the funny thing is, for a very short moment, you can see the login window on a lit screen - then it goes all blue. when I have my TFT connected via VGA, and press fn & F8, I get the blue screen on my monitor, sometimes blue stripes... I hope there would be some solution.
  6. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    The VGA output on my Asus A6JA is working out-of-box, but I'm also locked only to 1024x768 resolution on it. When I try any atiinject.kext methods the external monitor connected via VGA stops working also - either blue screen, blue stripes or black screen. Sunriis - nice to know I'm not alone! =)
  7. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    Nope, I've been trying pretty much everything with my A6ja... without success. I also tried OSX 10.4.5 in my laptop, with all the same methods as in 10.4.8, and got black screen too... I'm about to give up soon
  8. bluesonic

    linux from hdd?

    You could also try with VMWare - it supports using physical harddisk partition as harddrive in virtual machine, e.g. create a custom virtual PC configuration in VMWare with your real harddisk partition being a disk in Virtual Machine, and use the .ISO file on your harddisk in VMWare's CD-Rom drive. That way you don't need to burn anything, and you get linux installed on your harddisk... though, I think giving your full harddisk to VMWare might be good idea so linux can install the bootloader into MBR, just make sure you wont install it onto windows in VMWare
  9. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    experventol, did you shut down the PC and start it after it being powered off. It only works me that way, the laptop must be shut down (not rebooted), and then the laptop has the backlight, but no image... that's how my laptop works.
  10. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    Here's a kext with plist.info that makes my LCD have backlight, also the laptop's builtin background light control keys work, e.g. you can adjust the brightness... however the screen is black, BUT you can quickly see the login manager and the blue background, but then the display gets the black stripes over it - and couple of seconds after that goes completely black (with light). atiinject.kext_backgroundlightworks.zip
  11. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    sheriffbounce, I have tried both plists, plist.info, and then deleted it and renamed plist2.info as plist.info - in the kext you provided in one of your posts. experventol - your experiences sound pretty much same as mine. I can have the correct resolution, but without backlight. Have you tried changing "@0,AAPL,boot-display" display value in info.plist? When I set it to 1 (e.g. enabled), the backlight comes on, but the screen is black (but you can see the light on the edges). Also, this only works when starting the laptop after it has been shut off, e.g. just reboot wont take the effect.
  12. bluesonic

    Natit loads black screen(ATI)

    I have Mobility Radeon X1600 too (Asus A6JA laptop). With natit and many other methods I just get a black screen or garbage (blue lines), but I've been able to get the X1600 to work in native resolution, and being able to change resolution, got the mouse tearing fixed, by manually editing the info.plist in atiinject.kext - however then my laptop's backlight goes off and it's nearly impssible to see things TheMaxx32000, how would I turn AAPL off?
  13. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    Thanks for the information np_, would you happen to have any idea why some people are not having issue with the backlight? I have installed your laptopdisplay driver too, and it seem to load correctly but the monitor information override generated by DisplayUtility doesn't seem to get used by OSX... I placed the folder into /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/ with permissions corrected. Would it be any use for anyone if I posted my ioregs or something else here? thricemike, you have same edid information as I. You have Asus A6JA laptop too? Unfortunately I have not found working solution yet, but when I do I'll let you =)
  14. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    I was just playing with the plist.info in atiinject, after about 10 reboots with modified values... I got my A6JA to work in native 1280x800 resolution too, but without backlight - I remember earlier I got screen split into 4 small screens without backlight... I used plist2.info, and removed a lot values from there (all the "@1"-staring ones) and changed the "@0,AAPL,boot-display" to 0 ... I'll keep you posted. But this is step to right direction! also - all the resolutions are now available in the System Preferences -> Displays update: at the moment I've been trying out several values, it seems setting "AAPL,backlight-control" to 0 makes the backlight on, but you'll have a black (but lit screen), and setting it to 1 makes the screen work and you can see the desktop if you place spotlight directly in front of the LCD, but the backligjht is not working...
  15. bluesonic

    ATI Mobility X1600, X1700 and others

    Here's my edid data from phoenix tool: EDID BYTES: 0x 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F ------------------------------------------------ 00 | 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 06 AF 74 19 00 00 00 00 10 | 01 0F 01 03 80 21 15 78 0A 85 A5 99 57 4F 8F 26 20 | 1D 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 30 | 01 01 01 01 01 01 EA 1A 00 80 50 20 10 30 15 20 40 | 44 00 4B CF 10 00 00 18 00 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 50 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 FE 00 41 60 | 55 4F 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FE 70 | 00 42 31 35 34 45 57 30 31 20 56 39 20 0A 00 CC and the monitor name reported by Phoenix is AUO1974, which is correct, all other display utilities (such as PowerStrip report the same). I seem to have same LCD as thricemike... at least our edid data looks same. Here's also the atiinject.kext I've used. I also tried the info2.plist (renamed to plist.info), with only edid for internal LCD, but it didn't work either. Thank you very much sheriffbounce for your time. ATIinject.kext.zip
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