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  1. VoodooHDA with fix for random KP

    Installed modified 2.8.1 and HDMI audio still works perfectly with MIDI sample rate automatically set to 48KHz. Great work Zenith!
  2. VoodooHDA with fix for random KP

    Thank you Zenith. For the longest time the only audio option I've had for my ASUS MOBO 1828S Via chip has been VoodooHDA 0.2.1 and this only worked through SPDIF fiber out to an amplifier. My preferred method has always been to output through my GTX 465 HDMI audio chip. The 2.8.1 compilation worked for HDMI as long as I have midi output set to 48KHz or less. I cannot figure out how to make midi output frequency stick at 48KHz. Even so this is very encouraging and I've had no KPs. VoodooHDADevice <class VoodooHDADevice, id 0x100000318, registered, matche$ { "IOClass" = "VoodooHDADevice" "Boost" = 0 "AllowMSI" = Yes "VoodooHDAEnableMuteFix" = No "IOAudioDeviceName" = "VoodooHDADevicebe5 " "IOAudioDeviceModelID" = "VoodooHDA:be5 " "IOAudioDeviceShortName" = "VoodooHDA " "NodesToPatch" = () "Noise" = 0 "VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix" = No "IOProviderClass" = "IOPCIDevice" "IOAudioDeviceManufacturerName" = "Voodoo " "IOAudioDeviceTransportType" = 1869899890 "IOPowerManagement" = {"DriverPowerState"=1,"MaxPowerState"=1,"CurrentPow$ "Vectorize" = No "IOProbeScore" = 0 "IOUserClientClass" = "VoodooHDAUserClient" "VoodooHDAEnableHalfMicVolumeFix" = No "VoodooHDAVerboseLevel" = 0 "VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix" = No "CFBundleIdentifier" = "org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA" "IOMatchCategory" = "VoodooHDADevice" "IOAudioDeviceCanBeDefaults" = 7 "MixerValues" = {"iMix"=0,"PCM"=90,"Rec"=70,"iGain"=0} "InhibitCache" = Yes "IOPCIClassMatch" = "0x04030000&0xffff0000" } +-o VoodooHDADevice <class VoodooHDADevice, id 0x100000317, registered, matche$ { "IOClass" = "VoodooHDADevice" "Boost" = 0 "AllowMSI" = Yes "VoodooHDAEnableMuteFix" = No "IOAudioDeviceName" = "VoodooHDADevice3b56" "IOAudioDeviceModelID" = "VoodooHDA:3b56 " "IOAudioDeviceShortName" = "VoodooHDA " "NodesToPatch" = () "Noise" = 0 "VoodooHDAEnableHalfVolumeFix" = No "IOProviderClass" = "IOPCIDevice" "IOAudioDeviceManufacturerName" = "Voodoo " "IOAudioDeviceTransportType" = 1869899890 "IOPowerManagement" = {"DriverPowerState"=1,"MaxPowerState"=1,"CurrentPow$ "Vectorize" = No "IOProbeScore" = 0 "IOUserClientClass" = "VoodooHDAUserClient" "VoodooHDAEnableHalfMicVolumeFix" = No "VoodooHDAVerboseLevel" = 0 "VoodooHDAEnableVolumeChangeFix" = No "CFBundleIdentifier" = "org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA" "IOMatchCategory" = "VoodooHDADevice" "IOAudioDeviceCanBeDefaults" = 7 "MixerValues" = {"iMix"=0,"PCM"=90,"Rec"=70,"iGain"=0} "InhibitCache" = Yes "IOPCIClassMatch" = "0x04030000&0xffff0000" }
  3. I read this with great interest since my cheap Rocketfish BT dongle up and quit while attached to my Hackintosh. I had thought the Bluetooth support in OS X 10.7.4 was a no-brainer because the first time I stuck the dongle into a USB port, bluetooth configured itself in no time and without any special kext driver loading that I could see. I really have no clue as to why it stopped working. Just for giggles, I booted up Win7 Pro for the first time in a couple of months and sure enough the BT dongle LED did not light up in Windows either. However I downloaded and installed the Rocketfish Windows driver for the device and it came alive. I did not try to pair up with my Magic Trackpad in Windows but made sure the settings were on for pairing. On reboot to OS X, the dongle LED was lit and my Magic Track Pad paired up just fine. I'm only guessing, but it seems that the Windows driver update did something at a firmware level for the device and that is why it works again on the Hackintosh. System information now has this in it: http://d.pr/i/R4gT BCM2046B1 Composite Device Rocketfish Bluetooth Adapter If this turns out to be a recurring problem, this thread at least points what I hope is a more permanent solution.
  4. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    I've found that the only stable way to get SPDIF output from a machine with the VIA VT1828S chip set is the VoodooHDA driver 0.2.1. I believe this was the original beta release of this driver. I could not get any of the later VoodooHDA releases to consistently work on my Hackintosh. Interestingly the SPDIF output works through both the P7P55D-E Pro fiber optic port and the orange SPDIF wire port. I have both outputs connected to my amplifier and both work equally well for digital output. The port used depends on which input I choose on my amplifier. After experimenting with a dozen combinations of HDA enablers and other HDA Audio kexts, the VoodooHDA 0.2.1 kext is the only one which does not cause kernel panics and the playback quality is far superior to the kXAudioDriver I used with an old SoundBlaster Live! Card. I have not had a single kernel panic with this driver installed. VoodooHDA 0.2.1 does not install a preference pane. I have reliable and stable digital output sound for iTunes and other installed apps. The 0.2.1 version allows me to set and make stick the midi format to 44100.0 Hz or 48000.0 HZ with 2ch-16bit Integer. This apparently makes Lion 10.7.4 quite happy. I don't get hissing or crackling spurious noises but occasionally I hear unexpected system sounds, so this is not a perfect solution, but on the other hand it is doubtful that VIA will ever publish OS X drivers. The real test for me was to evaluate how good this driver is at playing sound and music for my system. iTunes playback is terrific and music/sound effects from games like GutterBall and Air Attack are exceptional. The voices in Chess are also quite good as are the sound effects in games like Cribbage and Solitaire. Video in Safari and Chrome play with flawless sound as does DVD playback. The bottom line is my Hackintosh would not have met my minimum expectations as a viable Windows 7 replacement without acceptable sound. I'm astounded that when I built this i7 Intel computer, the last thing on my mind was installing OS X. But I was intrigued running Apple OS as a virtual machine under windows 7 Pro. I have completely switched from being a lifelong Windows PC person to a Mac convert. OS X is superior to Windows 7 in countless ways. I've even added the Apple Magic Trackpad via bluetooth to enjoy the nifty hand gesture support that comes with Lion 10.7.4. What I suggest for anyone with this MOBO or MOBO with ViaAudio is the following: a. Remove all existing HDA audio kexts from System/Library/Extensions, including AppleHDA. b. Remove any /Library/PreferencePanes/ relating to audio, including any VoodooHDA preference panes. c. Reboot and verify you have no audio output/input devices. d. Install VoodooHDA 0.2.1 and set midi to 44100 or 48000, 2ch-16bit. e. Reboot and try music playback with iTunes using SPDIF output to any amplifier that will accept that input. Enjoy stereo to multichannel digital sound the way is was meant to be on your Hackintosh!
  5. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    VIA built-in now working through SPDIF. The SB card still works; as well, if I select it as the default, but the sound quality is far superior with SPDIF-out using the mobo sound chip. This output feeds a Sony amp with two speakers and a big sub-woofer at 88200Hz, 2CH-24bit. The PC speakers sounded OK but not great being fed from the SB PCI card. iTunes, browser, DVD player and application sounds are much more enjoyable. The driver that made this possible came from Tonymac's ###### 4.4.0.pkg under universal audio (voodooHDA0.2.7.3). I also set my P7P55DE-Pro bios settings to C1E Enabled, Speedstep Enabled, and C State Package Limit to C1 as recommended on another forum before loading this driver. http://d.pr/i/3RDw
  6. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    I'm not sure of the model number. This PCI card was in my "junk" PC parts storage and came from a Dell computer I bought 20 years ago. The build date on the SB card was 1991! I never expected it to work but with the drivers I mentioned it functions beautifully. I suspect just about any SB card with a similar chip set will probably work.
  7. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    kenshin thanks for the offer, but I solved my problem by installing a SoundBlaster Live! PCI card and using the kX Audio Driver-Lion.
  8. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    On another site I found a DSDT specific for my MOBO. Within that was a voodooHDA kext that works even though the info.plist vender and device IDs don't match the chip set on my box. Go figure! Anyway music playback through SPDIF (fiber) referred to as SPDIF Black is exceptional. This is getting better all the time. For the first time ever all the system event sounds are working. Well that was short lived. On the next reboot, the driver did not load.
  9. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    Like lots of issues with Hackintosh, the install process seems to have a mind of its own. I have the latest and greatest Nvidia retail drivers installed. I can display from 1080P on down on my 42" LCD TV. What I find odd is the modified voodooHDA installed fine before on the same hardware and now it refuses to install at all. Keep on plugging away is all you can do!
  10. [HOW TO] Getting VIA VT1828S Working

    In a previous hackintosh build (10.6.8), I had sound working beautifully using your method. I had to do a re-install and now I can't get the 1828s kext to work. My output before was through the SPDIF (fiber optic) out to an amplifier feeding two speakers and a woofer. I use the same when I boot to Win7 x64. Now the modified voodoo kext does not detect the SPDIF fiber output, whereas it did before. It does show the green speaker and orange SPDIF. My hardware: P7P55D-E Pro, EVGA 465GTX with HDMI out. I've never been able to get HDMI sound out in Win7 either. Any thoughts are appreciated.