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confirmed working without EFI-string even on a GA-EP35-DS3P .........Congrats!!

 

 

Intel High Definition Audio:

 

Geräte-ID: 0x1458A002

Audio-ID: 12

Verfügbare Geräte:

Mikrofon:

Verbindung: Intern

Mikrofon:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Line-In:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Kopfhörer:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Lautsprecher:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Line-Out:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Line-Out:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

Line-Out:

Verbindung: 1/8 Zoll-Buchse

S/P-DIF-Ausgang:

Verbindung: Combo

S/P-DIF-Eingang:

Verbindung: Combo

 

 

edit: Only thing i notice is the AudioID:being 12 instead of 889 (like in first Posts Screenshot) or else

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Hi!

 

Please help me!

 

I have a GA-P35C-DS3R mobo with ALC889A sundcard, but i don't setting 5.1 sorround sound.

 

I have a Creative Inspire T5900 speaker system. Only one channel to call. (FL,FR or Rl,RR)

 

Picture_3_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.png

 

 

 

in my System Profiler:

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and

 

Picture_1_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.png

 

I installed karaakeha1's AppleSMBIOS.kext and use ALC889A_V1.zip file and installed AppleHDA.kext,HDEnabler.kext from 4outs3ins folder.

 

Sorry my bad english ....

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Thanks for the ALC888 kext. It's work with my ALC888s too but there is one Internal Speaker(Front) and one lineout. No sound from lineout.???

 

Here is my codec dump(ALC888s address 0) same device id as ALC888

codec_0.zip

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Hi All

 

:D Here is the best I can manage with ALC888:

 

Front pink mic working

Front green headphone working

Rear blue line in working

Rear green line out working, automatically mutes when front headphones plugged in (changes also in sys prefs)

Rear lines out (black and orange) working

SPDIF in and out working

 

:( Cant fix 1 sound assertion error (fMikeyDriver???) or grey rear line out

AppleHDA.kext.zip

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Hey,

I'm trying to get the ALC889A on my board fully working. It's not some Intel though

but the new Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DSH2 with geForce9400 chipset.

The kext you supplied helps getting stereo and optical out working, which is great.

But no optical in, no hdmi audio, no 5.1... lots of "sound assertion errors"

 

I'm kinda new to all this kext hacking/patching but I really wanna figure out how to solve those

issues.

 

So could anyone tell me if this might only be a matter of finding out the real pin configs in AppleHDA.kext ?

I ask because if there is a chance, then I would install xp or linux to get some useful info and maybe

apply that to AppleHDA. But somehow I fear this is not enough and I'd have to gain some real knowledge about

drivers and assembler etc... which keeps me from trying :-)

 

But it should be the same or similar chip, right ? So what could be the key to getting it to work ?

Any advice is appreciated...

 

thanks,

st

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Hi All

 

:D Here is the best I can manage with ALC888:

 

Front pink mic working

Front green headphone working

Rear blue line in working

Rear green line out working, automatically mutes when front headphones plugged in (changes also in sys prefs)

Rear lines out (black and orange) working

SPDIF in and out working

 

;) Cant fix 1 sound assertion error (fMikeyDriver???) or grey rear line out

 

Thank you for posting this. Working great.

 

-avaya

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@tmongkol

 

Which kext do i have to install with 10.5.6?

I am a little bit confused....

 

 

@longtom

 

You may try ALC889A 1056 Fix.zip or AppleHDA 10.5.6.zip.

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Hi All

 

:D Here is the best I can manage with ALC888:

 

Front pink mic working

Front green headphone working

Rear blue line in working

Rear green line out working, automatically mutes when front headphones plugged in (changes also in sys prefs)

Rear lines out (black and orange) working

SPDIF in and out working

 

:) Cant fix 1 sound assertion error (fMikeyDriver???) or grey rear line out

 

Thanks!!! very much. Working with ALC888s. 5.1 surround working!!! (also waiting for fully 7.1 CH)

 

Thanks again!!

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@longtom

 

You may try ALC889A 1056 Fix.zip or AppleHDA 10.5.6.zip.

 

With both i have the "click" before each sound output.

Even with correct AppleSMBIOS.kext

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@longtom

 

You may try ALC889A 1056 Fix.zip or AppleHDA 10.5.6.zip.

 

What is the difference between ALC889A 1056 Fix. zip and AppleHDA 10.5.6?

Both contain AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext

I tried ALC889A 1056 Fix on my iPC 10.5.6 PPF2 installation.

I am happy that Front Mic & Earphone working :) .

However lost sound on speaker :blink: .

The usual Speaker (internal) is missing in out tab :) .

What is showing is headphone. No sound out from the back green port.

What is required to get sound back on speaker?

Thanks for your time.

Have a nice day. :)

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What is the difference between ALC889A 1056 Fix. zip and AppleHDA 10.5.6?

Both contain AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext

I tried ALC889A 1056 Fix on my iPC 10.5.6 PPF2 installation.

I am happy that Front Mic & Earphone working :) .

However lost sound on speaker :P .

The usual Speaker (internal) is missing in out tab :( .

What is showing is headphone. No sound out from the back green port.

What is required to get sound back on speaker?

Thanks for your time.

Have a nice day. :)

 

Actually both are the same. If you plug headphone in, front speakers (back green port) will be muted automatically. Until you unplug your headphone, you should hear sound from front speakers again. In System Profile/Sound, if you plug headphone in, the name of Internal Speakers will be changed to Headphones.

 

I made a freshretail install LTL Retail Install with the "fix" kext and now it's ok.

Don't know why...

 

@longtom

 

The kext you are using is an old kext (patched), not 1.5.7a24 or 1.6.2a37 (latest one). So, you will not have problem with "pop up/cracking sound."

 

I also edited an old kext and posted it on Nov 25, 2008. This link is GA ALC889A.zip.

 

P.S. I am now using AppleHDA.kext 1.6.2a37 by lagacy method from /Extra/Extensions.mkext and working fine.

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Actually both are the same. If you plug headphone in, front speakers (back green port) will be muted automatically. Until you unplug your headphone, you should hear sound from front speakers again. In System Profile/Sound, if you plug headphone in, the name of Internal Speakers will be changed to Headphones.

 

 

 

@longtom

 

The kext you are using is an old kext (patched), not 1.5.7a24 or 1.6.2a37 (latest one). So, you will not have problem with "pop up/cracking sound."

 

I also edited an old kext and posted it on Nov 25, 2008. This link is GA ALC889A.zip.

 

P.S. I am now using AppleHDA.kext 1.6.2a37 by lagacy method from /Extra/Extensions.mkext and working fine.

 

ok, thanks!

 

Can you tell me shortly how to use the Extra folder?

Which kext to put in /Extra?

Which kext remains in S/L/E?

How to create an Extensions.mkext in /Extra folder?

 

Thanks!

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ok, thanks!

 

Can you tell me shortly how to use the Extra folder?

Which kext to put in /Extra?

Which kext remains in S/L/E?

How to create an Extensions.mkext in /Extra folder?

 

Thanks!

 

@longtom

 

Which kext to put in /Extra?

 

--- removed since Chameleon 2 has been developed in advance.

 

Which kext remains in S/L/E?

 

All are vanilla kexts (unpatched kexts).

 

How to create an Extensions.mkext in /Extra folder?

 

deleted

 

First, you should try to install latest bootloader and install latest modded AppleSMBIOS.kext published by karaakeha1 in S/L/E. Then, install modded AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext in S/L/E. And test your sound. I did on my another partition which runs "iPC."

EFI9_chamelon_bootloader.zip

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@longtom

 

Which kext to put in /Extra?

 

--- See my attached file. kext_1.zip

 

Which kext remains in S/L/E?

 

All are vanilla kexts (unpatched kexts).

 

How to create an Extensions.mkext in /Extra folder?

 

use latest bootloader. EFI9_chamelon_bootloader.zip to create /Extra and get mkext tool by ~pcwiz at ###### to create/unpack Extensions.mkext.

 

First, you should try to install latest bootloader and install latest modded AppleSMBIOS.kext published by karaakeha1 in S/L/E. Then, install modded AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext in S/L/E. And test your sound. I did on my another partition which runs "iPC."

 

So if ok then i put in s/l/e back the vanilla files and create an extensions.mkext of all modded kext in extra?

 

Can i put the plain kext files or do i have to create extensions.mkext?

 

What is the advantage of the extra folder vs s/l/e?

 

Thanks again!

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Many thanks!!

 

It works on my GA p45 ds3r

 

And a Happy New Year for all of you!!!

 

regards

 

I have the same board but couldn't get the front green headphone port to work. It wouldn't mute the back speaker as described in first post.

 

The back grey line-out doesn't work as well (I have only two line-out's in sound output preference, rather than 3 as demonstrated in the screen dumps!)

 

Any ideas?

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Here with GA EP35C-DS3R I get more or less the same results: 3 line-out devices in System Profiler but only 2 devices in sound preferences.

Also front headphone doesnt work, no sound and device name doesnt change when plugging it in.

 

I used ALC889A_1056_fix.zip

 

EDIT: I just read that front panel must support HDA, mine does not, so I guess thats the reason for no speaker-headphones auto detection :-(

Is it posible to modify that? I think vast majority of front panels are not HDA compatible so jack plugging detection will not work in them.

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Sorry, but I´m confused as well :(

 

Running on vanilla 10.5.6 with compatible hda front audio (alc889a).

Would like to give this a try and get the maximum profit from the new version (muting of speakers while plugging headphone in, analog&digital out, mic, no cracking sound)..

But I don´t know which files I should use.

 

Thanks in advance! :P

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Sorry, but I´m confused as well :blink:

 

Running on vanilla 10.5.6 with compatible hda front audio (alc889a).

Would like to give this a try and get the maximum profit from the new version (muting of speakers while plugging headphone in, analog&digital out, mic, no cracking sound)..

But I don´t know which files I should use.

 

Thanks in advance! :)

 

@rramon

 

I just uploaded AppleHDA.kext(s). So, you can choose which one is the best for you. Don't forget to read "readme.pdf."

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