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MMM I've also got an x-fi forte, tried exactly what you said and the voodoohd doesn't pick it up..

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What version of Mac OS X are you using nin9? Atm I have a 10.6.0 beta which I cannot update.. perhaps this driver only works with later updates of the 10.6.x ?

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update:

 

Just got it working :D

used the voodoohda from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] pack

 

seems to work so far, don't think the headphone amp works though ;) but at least I'm back to using my amazing sound card instead of my onboard rubbish

 

btw Shazu I'm on 10.6.3

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update:

 

Just got it working :)

used the voodoohda from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] pack

 

seems to work so far, don't think the headphone amp works though :) but at least I'm back to using my amazing sound card instead of my onboard rubbish

 

btw Shazu I'm on 10.6.3

 

can you pls link this version of voodoohda

 

thanx

 

Update i was able to make it work with voodooHDA 2.5.3 but the mic doesn't work

here the screenshot of my sound panel and audio midi setup

a question , how many hz can i use for the sound card ? 96000 ( that is the max in the options )

audio_midi_setup.tiff

sound_input1.tiff

sound_output.tiff

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hey guys,

 

i didnt get all of you. so you're saying use the voodoohda, the spdif out is gonna work? thats all i need, i dont care about jacks.

 

i need a working spdif out - if it uses my x-fi titanium pci-e or onboard gigabyte ep-35-ds3 doesnt matter.

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can you pls link this version of voodoohda

 

thanx

 

Update i was able to make it work with voodooHDA 2.5.3 but the mic doesn't work

here the screenshot of my sound panel and audio midi setup

a question , how many hz can i use for the sound card ? 96000 ( that is the max in the options )

 

@ nin9 and raul74

 

Not sure if I am allowed to link this here - but anyway :unsure:http://www.kexts.com/view/189-voodoohda_v2.5.3.html

main site: http://code.google.com/p/voodoohda/

 

I just updated to 10.6.3. Can you tell me whether you applied the 10.6.3 v1.1 update (823MB) (don't suppose it matters?)

 

I am using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 2.0 - Everything Else is working except my X-Fi Prelude 7.1 card.

 

I have tried both options VooDooHDA 0.2.1 and VooDooHDA 0.2.61 (are these out of date?) that are included with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 2.0.. Cant seem to get it working. Does VooDooHDA have to be installed manually after [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?

 

Also can you confirm that the SPDIF is working? I too (like paddoO) mainly use optical output with my card - but I can use the analogue inputs as well. Basically I would be happy to get any sound at all out of the card ...

 

As a side note: the onboard Realtek HD Audio on my board X48-DQ6 is working fine. But I don't want to use onboard. I have tried disabling onboard and Re-installing 10.6.3 fresh- but Still no luck with the X-Fi card.

 

Do we have to put some sort of Hardware ID into the VoodooHDA kext files to make it work/detect ?

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I've been doing some searching in the meantime found some more info on the voodoohda kext and some other threads saying basically to give up trying to get x-fi working.. but Above in this thread seems to offer glimmers of hope.

 

Hopefully I can get some assistance with this. I will keep trying in my own time.

 

Thanks guys.

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If i had the card to try I would. I'm sorta wishing I had the forte now seeing as that sort of works.. I wouldnt think that they would be so different that it would be impossible to get working if a similar card is...

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Anybody try to run X-Fi Xtreme Music ?

 

It's been said countless times that the PCI versions of X-Fi cards (including your X-Fi Prelude 7.1) are not Intel HDA compliant and will probably never be supported. The only reason that the Forte and X-fi Titanium cards have a chance of working is because they are PCIe and are Intel HDA compliant. If you notice, the solution involves VoodooHDA, which only works with HDA devices.

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Just out of curiosity, how different is the x-fi extreme music? Besides being pci does it use a different spu as well? Being non hda compliant I assume you couldn't use hdaenabler.kext with a modified plist either. What would be the most likely solution? I wouldn't mind monkeying around with this idea just for the sheer joy of it. :D

 

Edit: I should read more thoroughly before I post. As I understand it the pci cards do have a different spu. Mostly what I am wondering is are there any solutions for non hda compliant cards that might be made to work.

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i havent tested it since snow leopard. Check if your soundcard in Intel HD compatiple. If yes, the voodoo should work only if you connect the 10-pin(5x2) Front audio header on the card. Audio input is a hit and miss, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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So now i have my Auzentech Forte 7.1 :)

 

In Windows work great, nice Sound.

 

Now, what should I do?

Voodoo HDA, and which Version ?

 

Onbaord is enabled (Gigabyte X58A-UD3R)

 

This is what i see:

screen.tiff

 

thanks

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i can confirm that the voodoo HDA driver at tony site works for my pcie xfi fatality platinum, but it still needs to plug in a headphone at the case's front panel in order to get sound at the back output (green), so strange...

 

and the voodoo pref panes works too and detect all my ports

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Did anyone get the forte working with Lion?

Tried several kexts on a clean installation that did work for me before but now it won't.

Everything else including the onboard sound worked out of the box even with voodoo extensions installed for the forte.

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So now i have my Auzentech Forte 7.1 :)

 

In Windows work great, nice Sound.

 

Now, what should I do?

Voodoo HDA, and which Version ?

 

Onbaord is enabled (Gigabyte X58A-UD3R)

 

This is what i see:

screen.tiff

 

thanks

 

 

me too lion ;)

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Got it working in lion;

 

1. Download VoodooHDA 2.7.3

2. Change in info.plist key IOPCIPrimaryMatch to value 0x000b1102

3. Install to S/L/E

4. Use front panel connector, X-Fi front panel or short circuit the connector else you get low volume.

 

No need to inject ports as those are already fully working :)

Seems support for the Forte 7.1 is build in VoodooHDA already.

All that time I was looking in the wrong directions :P

 

One drawback I haven't solved; you must use the front panel connecter or jumper to get the right volume, just like before.

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