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  1. Use the old card to set up Remote Desktop or VNC, and remote to the hack with new card installed. You can be sure what works and what not that way. I have the same card, but DVI didn't work either, I have both of my monitors hooked to DP now.
  2. I have been a very long time Hack user, been through so many issues, and stuffs. Now I am using Clover 3196 to boot, using Gigabyte Z77 MB, everything is very straight forward. Been using this GTx 680 many years, just sold my Ducati, so I thought I might just do an upgrade, and I bought Gigabyte GTx 980 today. Prepared everything, upgraded Clover, replaced OsxAptioFixDrv with OsxAptioFix2Drv, downloaded and edited the latest web driver to bypass HW check... etc. I was totally expecting a very smooth upgrade (like every time I upgraded actually, which never was the case. LOL). Everything is in place, installed, edited... so I swapped the card, and boooooommmm... Things weren't working as expected, I either get Intel Graphics outputting but Mac thought it was using GTx 980, or the thing just rebooted just before login if I made IGFX as default. It totally drove me crazy since I spent another 6 hours trying to figure out what I did wrong, maybe clover version? config.plist? web driver installation? I exhausted almost all combinations I could came up with, I actually spent over 6 hours to prepare for the upgrade. Finally, I tried totally disabled IGFX, then the computer wouldn't go pass BIO loading screen and just loop there gave me a beep every min or so. I didn't know what was going on, I just thought that maybe I hard rest the computer too many times. after a couple of times like that, it was then I realised... oh {censored}... I needed to update the BIOS. Obviously, everything just works after I updated the BIOS. So if you have a MB that's a few years old, it may be worth noting that BIOS firmware can break things if you throw it something really recent, especially display card. Hope this help someone.
  3. I am running my Yosemite on Clover without any problem until after I updated to GM1. My app store no longer getting anymore updates. After GM1, my real Mac already gone through iTunes 12.0.1, GM2 and GM3. Any idea what could be the problem? Thanks Kenneth
  4. My hack couldn't see any bluetooth devices after installed 10.10 DP4 and also DP5. Then I noticed /usr/sbin/blued kept on crashing. I simply replaced it by the one from Mavericks solved the problem, using my Magic Mouse right now. Hope this is helpful.
  5. macbrush

    Suddenly can't boot.

    Did you try Disk Warrior rebuild?
  6. Okay, I found a solution... sort of. I picked up a $20 secondhand monitor and hooked it up to my IGFX, and disabled the monitor output on both OS X and Windows.
  7. I finally bit the bullet and have successfully moved Mavericks from Chameleon to Clover. Everything runs great except for one thing, the computer would reboot itself after going to sleep for awhile, sometimes a few mins, sometimes hours, its really random; and even before crashing, although the monitor was turned off, I could still hear the computer's fans at full speed, so I doubt it was really a deep sleep. Later, I found a solution which involved disabling CSM in BIOS. I so bit the bullet (again), moved my Windows from hybrid UEFI/BIOS to fully UEFI boot, and turned off CSM. So far so good, except that my MSI GTx680 doesn't have UEFI BIOS, that means booting up with error beep from the MB (which I could tolerate), and the worst is no way to change BIOS settings, and Clover options on boot. Every time I wanted to change something, I had to enable IGFX and plug my monitor to onboard DVI which is totally annoying to say the least. Any suggestion on this small issue would be very much appreciated. Cheers Kenneth
  8. You could get it from almost all reputable vendors.
  9. Thanks, but I have the ethernet port recognised as built-in, so the wifi card recognised as third party is fine for me. Cheers
  10. AREOS: Its a WiFi only PCIe card. Skvo: Wi-Fi: Software Versions: CoreWLAN: 3.3 (330.15) CoreWLANKit: 2.0.2 (202.10) Menu Extra: 8.1 (810.9) configd plug-in: 8.4 (840.22.1) System Information: 8.3 (830.5) IO80211 Family: 5.3 (530.4) Diagnostics: 2.0 (200.24) AirPort Utility: 6.3 (630.34) Interfaces: en0: Card Type: Third-Party Wireless Card MAC Address: 60:a4:4c:db:0a:3a Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 AirDrop: Supported Current Network Information: PHY Mode: 802.11ac BSSID: 88:1f:a1:32:ad:2f Network Type: Infrastructure Security: WPA2 Personal Signal / Noise: -42 dBm / -81 dBm Transmit Rate: 1300 MCS Index: 9
  11. Since Apple's launched the new Macbook Air mid 2013, we finally got a wifi-ac option. People have confirmed that the WiFi part of the chipset is bcm4360, so I wonder anyone have tried any PCI-e cards out there using the same chipset? I checked the latest 10.8.4 from app store, and the driver isn't there yet, I also looked at 10.9 DP1, though there is a AirPortBrcm4360.kext, but it required many dependencies that don't exist in 10.8.4. I already have an ac card runs 4360 chipset (ven: 14e4 dev: 43a0 rev.3), and I want to experiment whether it would work on a hackintosh with a proper driver. So I am looking for new Macbook Air owner who would kindly help by sending out their IONetworkingFamily.kext and IO80211Family.kext Thanks a million in advance
  12. Not sure if that's related to your problem, but I was in similar situation, and have been researching for a few days. Then I finally realised though I am using TP-Link 4800 PCIe WiFi card for my network connection on my Gigabyte z77 board, I had to enabled the built-in ethernet which I needed to install AtherosL1Ethernet.kext and EthernetBuiltin=yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist in order to make dictation willing to load. I realised that's something to do with network since I saw assistantd connected to Apple's server, and then disconnect immediately without starting assistant_service which it normally does. So I thought its something to do with verifying my machine or some sort, since I have already patched my hack to make iMessage and App Store works, it must be something else. The only thing I could think of was since my smbios set my Mac as a desktop, so it might be looking for an ethernet's MAC address for verification, so I bite the bullet and made the hack recognise the ethernet. Finally it works perfectly. Hope this helps someone.
  13. I used to have exactly the same motherboard, with RD6870 graphic card. It was running 10.8.1(2? don't remember, upgraded 2 weeks ago) and the magic pad was working flawlessly. My setup was very simple, basically just Chameleon bootloader with ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext, FakeSMC.kext and DSDT.aml. I think the only editing required was GraphicEnabler=Yes. So unless somehow you've replaced or edited more kexts than it is needed, I don't see how it would mess up the magic pad. Have you tried another bluetooth dongle?