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Lone Wolf

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  1. BTW, where did you get the DSDT lines for the X1950XT from? Can you post them here or give me a link? The ones quoted in post #764 from Kalis don't work: if I try to compile them, the program reports: /Users/lonewolf/Desktop/dsdt.dsl 5660: DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Error 4063 - Object does not exist ^ (DTGP)
  2. Did you try Chameleon Voodoo kext? It used to work for me (but for the keyboard only...)
  3. I can confirm it works! Thanks a lot jaminmc And this also solved some mouse tearing effects I always had in SL Before updating to 10.6.3, my videocard (X1950XT, 0x72441002) was working smoothly. After the update, as usual something broke So, here are the steps I did, maybe it will be useful for somebody else. 1. copy vanilla ATI drives from my MacBook Pro (probably, no required, but who knows...) 2. check that the EFI string in com.apple.Boot.plist contains the Alopias parameter (I don't have any idea what it is, but I understand it is required ) To do that: 2a. copy the EFi string in a new text file and save as tmp.hex 2b. download gfxutil and run it from the terminal: ./gfxutil -s -n -v -o xml -i hex tmp.hex tmp.plist it will create a xml file where you'll be able to see somewhere if Alopias is present. Eventually, change the lines and run the program again to get a new EFI string to replace the old one in com.apple.Boot.plist: ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex tmp.plist tmp2.hex 3. copy the 3 jaminmc kexts in my Chameleon Extra/Extension folder 4. Very important: create the mkext file: without doing this, it didn't work for me. Note that I have Chameleon Extra folder on another volume where "ignore ownership on this volume" is checked: this is very convenient because you can add and remove files/kext without using the terminal and you don't need to change permission/ownership. In fact, after copying the files as they comes from jaminmc zip file, I simply executed: sudo kextcache -m Extensions.mkext Extensions/ Then rebooted and everything seems to be OK (at least, card is recognized correctly, I have QE/CI enabled and can change monitor resolution).
  4. AHCI Fix After 10.5.3 update

    I finally did it! I describe what I did, hope this helps somebody else. In few words, I followed the Jiver instructions (+ delete Extensions.mkext), but at the first reboot I did a "update -v", then a "-f -v" and I got my Leo working again! In more detail... My system is: - Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 with southbridge ICH8 - 2HD SATA, the Mac one connected to the purple port and AHCI on - Ati X1950XT I was on a 10.5 ToH RC2 + 10.5.2 Kalyway and Vanilla kernel, I tried to apply the Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo update + 9.3 kernel but after rebooting obviously I got a "waiting for boot device". I restored my system using Time Machine, but none of the Apple apps worked, i.e., Safari crashed, Firefox was OK... One I found this thread, and after many Time Machine recoveries and updates, here is the successful procedure: - I got the Jiver files 'as is' and decompressed somewhere - Installed again Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo update + 9.3 kernel on my 'not so working 10.5.2' - After doing that, I couldn't install the Jiver files before rebooting because the system didn't recognize my password. Hence, I rebooted and started a new Leopard installation, open a terminal and installed Jiver files as described in his first post. I also deleted Extensions.mkext, not mentioned in his first post (but only somewhere else) - Then reboot and started OSX with "-f -v", but start-up stopped - I rebooted again into OSX, this time with the option "update -v": after some updating, the system reboot automatically (as normal Macs do after a major update...) - Finally, I started again with "-f -v" and here I am! Now, I just have to get QE working again...
  5. Does the PS2Nub.kext work with PS2 keyboard and Usb Mouse connected to Ps2 using an adapter? I tried everything, but I never succeded in getting work the Ps2 ports with vanilla ACPI... I'm under 10.5.2, I also tried the new kext posted by mac.nub, nothing change Any suggestions?
  6. Great, I did it! Removing Natit.kext was enough. In the end, it wasn't so difficult
  7. Well, my System Profiler is identical to yours, apart CI (Software) and QE (Not Supported), so I presume I'm using the EFI driver (same version you have). Obviously, if the Apple updates didn't change the Natit.kext, I', still using yours So probably this is the problem... When you say "completly rid of Natit.kext" you mean I have to remove it (together with Extensions.mkext I guess) or to install the one provided by Netkas (or Apple)? Sorry if this is a n00b question, but I still have to understand which extensions are modified and which not
  8. Ok, I tried your method, but I failded I had a perfect working 10.5.1 system + JCCool drivers, then I updated to 10.5.2 and everything was fine. Finally I update the graphic package, and I didn't have QE anymore (resolution still works). then I tried to follow your methods, but I'm not sure I did everything correctly: 1. I added in the Boot.plist the long EFI string, I tried both with 1 and 0 (with my mobo, I think this is the correct one) 2. I opened the Info.plist of ATIRadeonX1000.kext and added the ID under <key>IOPCIMatch</key>, where I found other similar strings Is this correct? Should I need other kext? Thanks in advance for any help!
  9. After many tries, I found the multibooting solution I like for GUID partitioning! Hope this help, especially the last guide. Here is my system: HD 1 is MBR with WinXP HD 2 is GPT Leo 10.5.1 and EFI v8 As for the Leo installation, I tried different solutions to boot a GPT partition. Obviously, I'm not considering to change BIOS settings every time I want to boot one OS or the other. I think most of them should work also with 1 HD, if you are able to install WinXP on a GPT hard drive. Maybe these were already posted somewhere, but I didn't find anything I really like, apart the third method ------------------------------------------------ First method - Darwin bootloader ------------------------------------------------ I think this works only on multi-HD setups. 1) In BIOS, set HD 2 as first hard drive to boot from 2) In Leo, change the boot options: sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and add these 2 lines: <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> where 5 (seconds) is the time-delay before OSX is automatically booted. If you press a button, you enter the Darwin boot loader. You will see N+1 partitions, where N is the number of partitions you created on the Leo HD when you installed OSX. - The second partition (hd0,2) is typically the partition where you installed OSX, the one that's automatically booted - The first partition (hd0,1) is the partition reserved to EFI on real Macs (I'm not sure about this, correct me if I'm wrong), which is not used here. 3) If you try to boot this partition, you get an error which ask you to reboot the PC but... if you press a button again, the PC try to boot from the next HD and loads WinXP (or its boot manager) Pro: easy solution (for me, it worked out-of-the-box) Pro: OSX starts automatically Cons: you cannot setup the Darwin boot loader to start automatically Windows Cons: it's not really 'fast' (you have to press a lot of buttons ) ------------------------------------------------ Second method - Grub4Dos ------------------------------------------------ 1) In BIOS, set HD 1 as first hard drive to boot from 2) In WinXP, download and install Grub4Dos, for example in C:\Grub 3) Activate the WinXP bootloader and add this line in the boot.ini file: C:\Grub\grldr="Grub" 4) Copy the boot_v8 file in the Grub directory 5) Then add to the C:\Grub\menu.lst file the lines title MacOS kernel (hd0,0)/Grub/boot_v8 6) When you (re)boot, we will get the WinXP boot loader, there you choose Grub and inside Grub you choose MacOS. Finally, you have about 5 seconds to press a button and choose the GPT partition you want to boot, normally the second one (identified by the number 81) Pro: system works and you'll use Grub (I love it ) Cons: you cannot automatically boot OSX and again it's not really 'fast' ------------------------------------------------ Third method - WinXP bootloader ------------------------------------------------ Basically, this is the old chain0 method, only replaced by the boot0. This means that: 1) In BIOS, set HD 1 as first hard drive to boot from 2) Copy the boot0 file in C: 3) Activate the WinXP bootloader and add this line in the boot.ini file: C:\boot0="MacOS" 4) Then, you can set the time-delay of the bootloader and the system you prefer to boot automatically Pro: I got everything I want Cons: which ones?
  10. Thanks a lot, I updated my post with the correct links and instructions. Note that the first method was first tested by royco (post #21 of this tread) and the third one by A.I.Ghost, so you should congratulate with them rather then with me @lord xeon I had the same problem the second time I installed Leopard. I tried the solution suggested by b4sakenxx (and by Conroe Mac, first post, next time read it!), but it didn't work. Then I manually removed again the Extensions.mkext, still nothing... I solved installing other kexts (JCCool method for Ati cards), which probably do the same I tried manually, but for some reasons it worked...
  11. OK, I tried a few things, and all of them went wrong So, I hope you can clarify some points 1. Reboot + PS2: as far as I understood, I installed again the 'new' AppleACPIPlatform.kext together with ACPIPS2Nub.kext (both in /System/Library/Extensions folder), and nothing changed: PS2 still not working. 2. MBR + PC_EFI v8: I formatted the Leo install, reinstalled everything using MBR and your method, including the 2 dd commands for boot0 and boot1h, and now I get a 'b0 error' messagge when I boot. Then I booted from ToH DVD, run the startupfiletool command again without the 2 dd: nothing changed, still b0 error (without reinstalling Leo, now I try to reinstall everything). I remember you got the same error, how did you solve it? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  12. I tried on my 965P-DS3 Rev. 2.0 with BIOS F10. Reboot always worked, both with normal and verbose boot. I also tried shutdown in normal mode: it worked the first time, not the second. But... with this kext, the PS2 ports stop working! Probably it's not an issue for many of you, but I only have a PS2 keyboard! Fortunatly, the OSX 'on-screen keyboard' helped me in coming back to the original setup... @A.I.Ghost: maybe it would be useful to have both your packages. Also, I noticed you added my suggestion to modify the Boot.plist file (thanks for the reference ), but you should also mention that you must have root privileges. Last but not least: in your signature, are you sure it's praetorianni and not praetoriani? @Uncle_Pinny: I think the JMicron refers to the purple ports.
  13. OK, I'm going to describe my experience, hoping it will be useful. As A.I.Ghost and some one else on this thread, I tried many different ways of installing Leo on a DS3 mainboard: BrazilMac pre & post-patch, ToH, ToH + BrazilMac post-path, changing the position of the HD and the BIOS setup, using Kaliway CD, etc... All of them finished always in the same way: an un-bootable Leo installation! Finally, I found 3 different solution. It could be that many of the problems I got were related to the Matrox HD, which is an 'old' SATA1... Here is my system characteristics: - GA965P-DS3 Rev. 2, Bios ver. F10 - Intel Core2Duo 2.13GHz (I think it's a T6400, but I'm not sure!) - Seagate 320GB SATA2 with WinXP - Maxtor 80GB SATA with OSX - previously Tiger, now Leo ;-) - Samsung (not sure) DVD-DL SATA, recognized as TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S183A - Ati Radeon X1950XT PCIe (ID: 7244) Other thinks not direcly related (I think) to the OSX installation: - 2GB Ram DDR2 800MHz, G.Skill brand - Bluetooth USB dongle - SoundBlaster Audigy 2 I started from a working Tiger + XP system, I don't remember how I did it (damn!!!), but I remember it was quite tricky: that's another reason to write this post, maybe next time I'll now what to do! The XP HD and DVD were connected to the first 2 orange port, the OSX HD to the first purple. BIOS settings were AHCI and Native on, JMicron sets on AHCI. BTW, in order to let WinXP starts in AHCI Native mode, you need to: 1) install it with everything switch off (default BIOS setup), HD on orange port 2) then you move the XP HD on the purple port, with another peripheral connected to the orange ones 3) in BIOS, you must switch on AHCI + Native and JMicron (don't remember if IDE, AHCI/IDE or AHCI, I guess the latter) 4) Windows should start fine and it will detect new hardware. Now you have to use the Intel modified driver for ICH8 controller that you can get here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...439&st=179# I tried to install these drivers when Windows install, it didn't work! OK, now I switch to the Leo installation. My desire is to get a 1-partition Leo install: I succeeded with 3 different methods, all of these with a ToH DVD. Maybe they also work with the BrazilMac pre-patched DVD: for sure, the procedure BrazilMac pre & post-patch + make HD bootable didn't work for me, so I switched to ToH (and again, simply using the ToH install didn't work...) As always, this is based on my experience: I understood that the installation issues/solutions are different for each configuration. I always disconnected the WinXP HD, just to be sure not to delete everything! -------------------------------------------------- First method - Update from Tiger -------------------------------------------------- You need: 1) Tiger DVD or working installation (in my case, JaS 10.4.8) 2) ToH RC2 DVD 3) USB PenDrive with BrazilMac post-path files on it Installation: 1) Connect HD to the purple port and DVD on orange one; in BIOS, switch on the JMicron controller and ICH8 set to AHCI + Native 2) If you don't have Tiger, boot with its DVD. Once in the install process, open Disk Utility and format the HD as you prefer (I used MBR with 1 partition). Then, install it with all package you want and reboot 3) Boot the ToH DVD, don't do anything to the HD, just upgrade OSX and reboot again 4) Boot again with ToH DVD, once at the installer screen plug in the PenDrive and start the Terminal, then apply the BrazilMac post-patch and reboot 5) Finally, you should be able to boot into Leopard Pros: you get a MBR install, you can install multiple OS and dual-booting is simple Pros: simplest ways you already have Tiger Cons: otherwise it's longer then the other 2 Cons: personally, I don't like to update OS, I prefer a clean install -------------------------------------------------- Second method - Install on MBR partition -------------------------------------------------- You need: 1) Kaliway 'Make Bootable CD' 2) ToH RC2 DVD 3) USB PenDrive with BrazilMac post-path files on it Installation: 1) Connect HD and DVD on orange ports; in the BIOS, switch off the JMicron controller, otherwise Kali CD don't work; the setup of the ICH8 didn't make any difference, so it was AHCI + Native 2) Boot with Kaliway CD, once in the install process, open Disk Utility and format the HD as I prefer (I used MBR with 1 partition). Continue with the Kali install and then reboot 3) Move the HD to the purple ports; in BIOS, switch on the JMciron in AHCI mode: if you don't do this, ToH DVD won't find any HD 4) Boot the ToH DVD, don't do anything to the HD, just install the System with the packages you prefer and reboot again 5) Boot again with ToH DVD, once at the installer screen plug in the PenDrive and start the Terminal, then apply the BrazilMac post-patch and reboot 6) Finally, you should be able to boot into Leopard Pros: you don't need to have/install Tiger Pros: you get a clean MBR install, you can install multiple OS and dual-booting is simple Cons: you need to change the connections of your peripherals Cons: it's not a fast install -------------------------------------------------- Third method - Install on GUID partition -------------------------------------------------- You need: 1) ToH RC2 DVD 2) USB PenDrive with A.I.Ghost per and post-path files on it Basically, this is the solution posted by A.I.Ghost, thanks a lot!!! http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...076&st=261# Differences: 1) Internal SATA DVD connected to orange 1 2) Internal SATA HD (where Leo is going to be installed) connected to purple 0 3) I used 1 partition 5) booted from ToH DVD to apply pre and post-patches 4) Internal SATA2 HD with XP disconnected during installation process, re-connected to orange 0 once Leo is setup and running Pros: Faster installation Pros: you get pc_efi and vanilla kernel Cons: HD is partitioned using GUID, you cannot easily install other OS on it Cons: I still have to find a WinXP dual-boot solution -------------------------------------------------- Summarizing -------------------------------------------------- I'm using 10.5.1 installed with the third method. Work out-of-the-box: - PS2 keyboard - Bluetooth USB dongle - Windows partitions on the HD connected to orange 0 Audio: I guess there is no solution for the SB Audigy; ALC888 works with the package posted by ConroeMac in the first post Video: I got full support installing the JCCool package: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=37175 Boot process: as noted by A.I.Ghost, if you start Leo in verbose mode the system will shutdown properly, so I modified the com.apple.Boot.plist to do it automatically. Also, I set 10sec timeout: you can select the first GUID partition (I guess it's reserved for EFI on real Macs), it don't find any bootable system so it boots from the next peripheral, which in my case is the Win HD. To modify the file, open a Terminal and write: sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist here is mine: <?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</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>10</string> </dict> </plist> To do (at least, from my point of view ): - Reboot and Wake-up from sleep - Shutdown without verbose - Dual-boot with WinXP with GUID: I will try to find a solution (grub, lilo, chain0 equivalent...), otherwise I will switch to MBR OK, I think that's all! If you have any questions and/or suggestions, feel free to ask. Ciao
  14. Great, but I still don't understand which is the advantage of using GUID instead of MBR (apart being 'more similar to a Mac...')... Update Ok, I think I found the answer myself