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Awesome Taptun,

 

Like I said to Yehia Amer, I just need some time to sort out some more issues before the next BETA can be given to everyone. It will be an updated version to the one previously available.

 

If anyone is really good with creating audio (AppleHDA.kext, etc.), or can hook us up with someone who is, that would be great because I want an updated 10.6.6 version for us. Kizwan has been our source for this in the past, but it looks like he is off the grid at the moment. ;)

 

For sound:

 

After updating and reloading, run the terminal command:

 

sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x84\x19\xd4\x11|\x03\x76\x1d\x11|g' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleHDA

 

Passport , Enter , Reloading :)

 

10.6.6.zip

 

In com.apple.Boot.plist to add:

 

	<key>DropSSDT</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EnableC2State</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EnableC3State</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>GenerateCStates</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>GeneratePStates</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>SystemType</key>
   <string>2</string>

 

In this case, use Chameleon_2.0_RC5_r699 ;)

But we need to remove the processor section in the DSDT (example - my post 996) :P

 

Taptun

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For sound:

 

After updating and reloading, run the terminal command:

 

sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x84\x19\xd4\x11|\x03\x76\x1d\x11|g' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleHDA

 

Passport , Enter , Reloading :)

 

10.6.6.zip

 

In com.apple.Boot.plist to add:

 

	<key>DropSSDT</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EnableC2State</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EnableC3State</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>GenerateCStates</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>GeneratePStates</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>SystemType</key>
   <string>2</string>

 

In this case, use Chameleon_2.0_RC5_r699 :)

But we need to remove the processor section in the DSDT (example - my post 996) :)

 

Taptun

 

Hi Taptun,

 

Great thanks, got it to work from /S/L/E/ but for some reason it won't work from /C/E/E/ as AppleHDA.kext has in the past using ChamExtUp. Also, I have never had to use LegacyHDA.kext before.

 

So I think there is a difference in methodology with how Kizwan got sound working before, and how you are doing it now. I definitely want to be able to run everything from /C/E/E/

 

OK... I tried to scan back through the thread and found this:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1550294

 

I'm kind of confused because Kizwan came up with an IDT....kext for audio, but I never tried it, it's not on any of the Mammoth CD's, so I don't know about that. I DO know that I had audio working with ONLY an AppleHDA.kext in /C/E/E/, NO need for LegacyHDA, and NOTHING in /S/L/E/ for audio to work perfectly.

 

SO, I want to figure out how this was done, and I think this is the way we should go because it uses less files, is more flexible, and just easier.

 

However, my guess is that the way this was possible was through DSDT edits... but since most of these machines have the same sound card, again, this seems like the best approach.

 

You can check the AppleHDA.kext found on the Mammoth CD v1.15 plus the DSDT.aml on the CD, and maybe we can figure out the magic combination.

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SO, I want to figure out how this was done, and I think this is the way we should go because it uses less files, is more flexible, and just easier.

 

@Taptun

 

Ok wait a minute; I've had time to process this and think I wasn't seeing the big picture.

 

So with this method, we just leave the vanilla AppleHDA.kext in /S/L/E/, apply that command (which basically plugs-in the info for audio chip), and leave LegacyHDA.kext in /C/E/E/?

 

If this is how it works, I think this is a reasonable exception to not having any modified files in /S/L/E/.

 

I will just create another simplistic script like ChamExtUp (say HDAExtUp), that will issue that command after OS X has been updated with the latest AppleHDA.kext and that's all we will have to do each time!

 

Please correct me if I am missing something here. I am going to test all of this now.

 

Thanks Taptup, and sorry I didn't see it this way from the beginning.

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@Taptun

 

Ok wait a minute; I've had time to process this and think I wasn't seeing the big picture.

 

So with this method, we just leave the vanilla AppleHDA.kext in /S/L/E/, apply that command (which basically plugs-in the info for audio chip), and leave LegacyHDA.kext in /C/E/E/?

 

If this is how it works, I think this is a reasonable exception to not having any modified files in /S/L/E/.

 

I will just create another simplistic script like ChamExtUp (say HDAExtUp), that will issue that command after OS X has been updated with the latest AppleHDA.kext and that's all we will have to do each time!

 

Please correct me if I am missing something here. I am going to test all of this now.

 

Thanks Taptup, and sorry I didn't see it this way from the beginning.

You are correct. I'm not sure we even need LegacyHDA at all at this point. Just change the codec information in AppleHDA as Taptun wrote and it should work.

 

Спасибо Taptun ;)

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@NIXin and @Taptun,

 

I think it would be a good idea for you two to collaborate a bit on DSDT. One thing I've noticed is that with Taptun's DSDT, I've got the ExpressCard slot icon/tool back on my menu bar. I had it way back when with a DSDT we were using at that time; however, I think my fan is now running more than it needs to and with NIXin's, it's much quitter and runs less.

 

So if you two can compare notes (I know your busy with school now NIXin so no rush, just when ever you have time to spare), and between you two we can come up with the best of both. The main thing I'm excited about is being able to make the DSDT more generic with regard to SSDT and the various 'states', so that we might be able to support i3 and i5 with less DSDT and SSDT edits.

 

What do you guys think?

 

You are correct. I'm not sure we even need LegacyHDA at all at this point. Just change the codec information in AppleHDA as Taptun wrote and it should work.

 

Спасибо Taptun ;)

 

Thanks NIXin! I'm going to try all this now.

 

:D

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You are correct. I'm not sure we even need LegacyHDA at all at this point. Just change the codec information in AppleHDA as Taptun wrote and it should work.

 

Спасибо Taptun :)

 

Ok, I tried it out and it works great. I was not able to get it to work without LegacyHDA.kext, not even if I use NIXin's DSDT, but this is fine. Before, we had 1 audio kext in /C/E/E/ (AppleHDA.kext) anyway. We also had to copy it from /S/L/E/ to /C/E/E/, then trash the one in /S/L/E/, plus make the mods to it.

 

This new way is much better, so thanks Taptun for sharing! :( :( :(

 

This will be the method used in the new release, and I saw this as a big problem (trying to find someone who was going to be able to make this work AND teach us how to do it next time). So this is a big help in moving us closer to the release now.

 

Again, thanks Taptun!

 

 

NOTE

 

We STILL need to figure out how to get rid of the popping sound when using some System Types (such as MacBook Pro6,2). I thought I read somewhere that the fix for this MIGHT be that we need to inject our audio chip info in some other kext/plist files.

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@NIXin and @Taptun,

 

I think it would be a good idea for you two to collaborate a bit on DSDT. One thing I've noticed is that with Taptun's DSDT, I've got the ExpressCard slot icon/tool back on my menu bar. I had it way back when with a DSDT we were using at that time; however, I think my fan is now running more than it needs to and with NIXin's, it's much quitter and runs less.

That's because I fixed it (probably not fully yet). The ExpressCard icon shouldn't be showing up unless there is an actual ExpressCard plugged in. Without my DSDT fixes, OS X was thinking all the memory card slots were Express Card slots.

 

Ok, I tried it out and it works great. I was not able to get it to work without LegacyHDA.kext, not even if I use NIXin's DSDT, but this is fine. Before, we had 1 audio kext in /C/E/E/ (AppleHDA.kext) anyway. We also had to copy it from /S/L/E/ to /C/E/E/, then trash the one in /S/L/E/, plus make the mods to it.

OK, you're right. So LegacyHDA.kext + the fix and that will work nicely.

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Hi Mammoth,

 

I have a HP Pavillion Dv6122ea Notebook. Will your 1.15 Boot CD work and install OSX SL Retail on this laptop?

 

If it doesn't, would it be possible to have a copy of the new Boot CD to make it work.

 

All it get is a white screen, I can't get the SL Installer to show.

 

I am using 10.6.3 Install DVD

 

Thank you for your time

 

All the best

 

NSCXP2005

 

PS Here are the system specs

 

2.0 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor

Memory - 2GB RAM

Video Graphics - Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Multimedia Drive - Super Multi DVD Writer

Wireless Connectivity - Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Integrated Wireless LAN

Sound - Altec Lansing® speakers

 

2 Quick Launch Buttons

PC Card Slots

One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

External Ports

5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader

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Hi Mammoth,

 

I have a HP Pavillion Dv6122ea Notebook. Will your 1.15 Boot CD work and install OSX SL Retail on this laptop?

 

Try the 1.15 and let us know the results.

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HP DV6871US

 

SYSTEM INFORMATION:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 / 1.83 GHz

Data Bus Speed: 667.0Mhz

Chipset: Intel PM965 Rev. C0

Southbridge: Intel 82801HBM (ICH8-ME)

RAM: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM

Storage: Serial ATA-150 (320GB)

 

Graphics:

nVidia 8400M GS 256MB DDR3 (1280x800 WXGA)

1 x HDMI

1 x S-Video

1 x VGA

 

Audio: Realtek ALC268

2 x Stereo Output

1 x Mic input

1 x Internal Mic

Internal Stereo Speakers

 

Networking:

Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (Wireless)

Ricoh 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Firewire)

Motorola SM56 Speaker Modem (56K Modem)

Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (Ethernet)

 

Supports Flash Memory:

xD-Picture Card,

Memory Stick

SD Memory Card,

MultiMediaCard

Memory Stick Pro

 

Misc:

DVDR/WR

USB HP Webcam

2 x USB 2.0 (Left side of laptop)

1 x USB 1.0 (Right side of laptop)

 

 

I attached my BIOS file and DSDT files to go with it. I understand the Wifi card won't work, but I do know the webcam can work through a DSDT patch. As for the firewire I have an issue where it rarely detects it.

DV6871US_DSDT.zip

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For testing :)

ITD 92HD75B3X5 & nVidia GeForce GT 230M

 

Works :

- IntSpeaker & Headphone (LineOut) - in autodetect

- Mic & LineIn (Gane + Noise) - in autodetect

- SPDIFOut

 

+ HDMI in DSDT :D

 

fully working :angel:

 

The new CPU section in DSDT for i7 720M (reduced CPU temperature by 10 degrees)

 

 

First forgive my English, I'm Spanish and I use GoogleTranslator :blink: .

I'm trying to have the correct sound (IDT 92HD75B3X5) with the HDMI and also that I recognize well the nVidia G105M. I've seen your work and I tried it but I get an error that is not correct, although it seems simple.

I leave the DSDT.aml currently use and I try to correct, this takes several notes on the line 4545 and put the GFX1 and removed the VGA seemed I repeated. taptun.zip

Please can you help me.

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Mammoth does your Boot CD work on a HP dv6000?

 

I have a intel 950 GMA chipset and can not boot in to the SL Installer, all I get is a white screen.

 

Can you help me get your CD work with this laptop.

 

Thank you for your time

 

All the best

 

NSCXP2005

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Ok I did the DSDT patcher for DV6 with my laptop DV6871US and got 2 errors.

 

[Line 2893 type Error message Object does not exist (\_SB.PCI0.RP05.J380)]

[Line 3039 type Error message Object does not exist (TCNT)]

 

I don't have an i7 though I have a duo 2 core. Would that make any difference?

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Hey everyone,

 

I know many of you are eager to BETA test, and that's great, but you'll need to hang tight until it's ready. It is being worked on night and day. The previous releases were focused on just the DV8 i7 systems (because that's what I have), but those with i5, i3, and other systems had varying degrees of success. With this release, many systems are being included and it just takes time. I don't like releasing stuff that doesn't work and there are many more complexities with this release, so it's taking longer than anticipated.

 

PROGRESS

 

NIXin, Taptun, and I have been working closely and thanks to their talent and expertise, things are finally coming together and starting to look very nice! :D As I have said before, some radical advancements to both the configuration and installation process have already been achieved and I am very eager to share them with all of you, but there is still some more work that needs to be done.

 

At this point there are a few more bugs that need to be squashed and a few kinks to be worked out so that the installation procedure and process is as fast as it can be, smooth, and stable. That's what is being worked on even as this message is being typed, an installation test is in progress. ;)

 

Soon, some of the exciting new details will be revealed, BETA testing for each type of machine will finally begin, then the Getting Ready guide will be released so that everyone can be prepared and have everything they need to be ready for the release and begin their new installation!

 

More details.... soon.

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Hi Mammoth,

 

I am still having problems booting your bootcd, all I get is a white screen instead of the installer screen.

 

Please can you help.

 

All the best,

 

NSCXP2005

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Thanks Mammoth!

We are really excited to have some news ... or some details of new stuff that is coming ... We really hope for the best ;)

 

Mal

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2011-02-05 - 11:45 PM GMT -8:00

 

UPDATE ON NEXT RELEASE OF MAMMOTH INSTALLATION

 

This will be the Getting Started Guide I have previously mentioned. I'm not going to say much about it now because it is packed with all the information you will need. The new process is going to take us way ahead into the future, but we have a sizable leap to make in order to get there. It may seem like a lot of work, but trust me the payoff is going to be awesome for all of us! 8 )

 

Once we all get through the Getting Ready Guide, the installation procedure is going to be the easiest of any installation process out there. It's truly awesome, I'm excited to share it all with everyone, just remain patient while I finish it all up.

 

It will be a little while still until the Guides are finely polished and good enough to turn over to all of you, but they will be worth the wait and I THINK because of the awesome work we will do with the Getting Started Guide, the actual installation guides can be done in 1 (maybe 2 at the most) guides the same size as the originals! So I'm shooting for the shortest, fastest, easiest process yet!!!

 

Mammoth!

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This guide looks so GREAT :D

 

I thinking to get one of those laptops...

HP Pavilion DV8-1290eo With Geforce

HP Pavilion DV8-1190eo With Geforce

The 2 above I think is with 2 hard drives, and I going to install W7 on one and OSX on the other.

 

HP Pavilion DV7-5090e With Radeon

Would Radeon graphic card works? or it's better to get one with Geforce

 

I'm going to reed all of the guides you made :D

//Peter

 

EDIT

 

Is it safe to use 10.6.6 legacy kernel ? after update to 10.6.6 ? :)

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Hey Mammoth,

 

I was reading your antenna modification document and I realised that it's kinda complicated and dangerous. So I started to search the topic about alternative solutions. And finally I found NiXiN's bios patch which seemed easier.

 

Anyway, I flashed my bios with the NiXiN's one and everything went well. Now I'm searching for a half-size and MacOS compatible card. I did some research on ebay and amazon. Finally I found something worthwhile here: Dell Wireless DW1510 802.11n.

 

I'm just asking you to confirm if this card is going to work with our systems or not (please consider that I've flashed my bios and it will work with any MacOS compatible card -- that what NiXiN says :)).

 

You are doing great job. I can't wait for the new version of Mammoth Installation CD ^^ Keep up the great work mate!

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2011-02-06 - 6:00 PM GMT -8:00

 

GETTING READY GUIDE HAS BEEN UPLOADED!

 

GET IT FROM THE FILES SECTION OF POST #1.

 

Please post in the thread how it works for you.

 

Thanks,

 

Mammoth!

 

Hey Mammoth,

 

I was reading your antenna modification document and I realised that it's kinda complicated and dangerous. So I started to search the topic about alternative solutions. And finally I found NiXiN's bios patch which seemed easier.

 

Anyway, I flashed my bios with the NiXiN's one and everything went well. Now I'm searching for a half-size and MacOS compatible card. I did some research on ebay and amazon. Finally I found something worthwhile here: Dell Wireless DW1510 802.11n.

 

I'm just asking you to confirm if this card is going to work with our systems or not (please consider that I've flashed my bios and it will work with any MacOS compatible card -- that what NiXiN says :)).

 

You are doing great job. I can't wait for the new version of Mammoth Installation CD ^^ Keep up the great work mate!

 

HELLO Spawnedc,

 

Yes, there is no need for anyone to do the antenna mod anymore as more modded BIOS files are on their way! ; )

 

NIXin and I both are using great Wi-Fi cards 100% compatible with both OS X and Windows 7: Broadcom BCM94322HM8L

 

Actually, I haven't started using mine yet as I need to un-mod my antenna before I can start using it, but NIXin said his is awesome!

 

And thanks for the thanks!

 

8 )

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