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DK-RendeR

Maximus VI Gene issues

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I'm aware that Haswell support is sketchy right now (especially for Asus boards), but that didn't stop me! I went ahead and built a new rig anyways.

The main guts:

  • Maximus VI Gene
  • Core i7-4670K
  • Asus GTX 670
  • 16GB RAM

I had no problems creating a 10.9 DP4 installer using myHack and installing to my SSD. The only flag I initially required was "GraphicsEnabler=No" since the GTX 670 is natively supported.

After installation, I ran into two problems. First: I require the use of the USB drive for booting, even after installing myHack to my SSD. I can't boot without using -x.

 

Secondly: Animations and timers are WAY too fast. The spinning gear at boot up spins at something like 500FPS and many other things like progress bars are also similarly as fast. The timer that appears on the shutdown menu counts down from 60s to 0 in about 12 seconds. It makes inputting characters from my keyboard almost impossible. It's like running at light speed or something. This problem occurs in the installer also, which leads me to believe it's a BIOS or possibly a kext issue.

 

I tried applying the DP7 update yesterday, though it didn't solve anything. I'm wondering if anyone had a clue what was going on here.

 

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Am I doing something wrong? I tried to install the latest version of Chameleon from this site using the packaged installer. It says it was installed successfully, however the USB drive becomes no longer bootable. The same happens when installed to my SSD. This also happens with the latest version of Chimera.

 

Edit: tested with Mavericks and a 10.8.5 installer.

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have you had any luck getting things to work on the Asus board? as i am thinking of getting the Maximus VI Impact mITX

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have you had any luck getting things to work on the Asus board? as i am thinking of getting the Maximus VI Impact mITX

 

Not much luck yet. The lastest versions of Chimera and Chameleon won't boot on my system. I don't know why. Only the version of Chameleon bundled with myHack is working. I can create the installer for Mavericks and 10.8.5 no problem and even install them to my system. However, I have the fast timer problem. And updating the bootloader causes my system not to boot. Catch 22!

 

Edit: I've been reading this thread about the Asus Z87-Deluxe and have a few ideas to try out. Making sure the BIOS is fully updated and check out MBR support.

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Not much luck yet. The lastest versions of Chimera and Chameleon won't boot on my system. I don't know why. Only the version of Chameleon bundled with myHack is working. I can create the installer for Mavericks and 10.8.5 no problem and even install them to my system. However, I have the fast timer problem. And updating the bootloader causes my system not to boot. Catch 22!

try Clover bootloader.

WIKI

http://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Home

Install UEFI clover option for UEFI motherboards and tweak your config.plist

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I also Have Similar board: Asus Impact VI. the only time i experienced what you're describing is when my system has been overclocked.

I also can only boot from USB and it's because of ASUS bios from what ive read.

 

The only way i can install is via myhackinstaller for mavericks, or 10.8.5 via tmacx86 method.

 

Ive updated to latest bios.same issue.I'm thinking we need a patched bios for these boards?

 

HAve you got all your onboard devices working already? ie pan/wifi/audio etc? that is when you can actually boot.:)

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I also Have Similar board: Asus Impact VI. the only time i experienced what you're describing is when my system has been overclocked.

I also can only boot from USB and it's because of ASUS bios from what ive read.

 

The only way i can install is via myhackinstaller for mavericks, or 10.8.5 via tmacx86 method.

 

Ive updated to latest bios.same issue.I'm thinking we need a patched bios for these boards?

 

HAve you got all your onboard devices working already? ie pan/wifi/audio etc? that is when you can actually boot. :)

 

I'm having trouble installing many of my devices. I was able to get my LAN working by installing IntelE1000e.kext. VoodooHDA 2.8.4 doesn't work at all for sound. I also cannot see any other hard drive that's plugged into my motherboard, even after installing 3rdPartySATA.

 

Still having a major problem with the timers.

 

edit: USB3 ports working out of the box, no kexts or edits required.

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I solved my problem with the timers.

 

I downloaded and extracted a file called "boot" from the Chameleon 2.2 r2262 installer using Pacifist. I then copied "boot" it to the root of my hard drive. Running the the actual Chameleon installer did not work for me. I was able to copy the boot file to the myHack USB installer and have it work there too!

 

The hard drive detection problem I mentioned above is gone. My CPU is finally detected as a Core i5 @ 3.42GHz, which is correct.

 

Still experimenting with getting audio working. VoodooHDA doesn't seem to be working, but I'm not far into my testing. I may need to create and patch a DSDT, but I'm not sure. Might need to just patch AppleHDA.

 

I believe I still need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext. I will do some testing with and without it.

 

I used a MacPro5,1 SMBIOS definition without any trouble. No idea if that's OK or if that will change when I remove NullCPU...

 

USB3 working right out of the box. All ports are working 100%! I can even install OSX from a USB3 port without any problems.

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Don't need NullCPUPowerManagement unless you get Kernel Panics

 

And, the iMac5,1 definition can cause Kernel Panic issues with AppleTyMCEDriver.kext. It is best to use a different system definition.

 

As for your audio, I am unsure what a ROG SupremeFX is. Google fails me to find a hackintosh driver. You might be SOL on the audio card. I could be wrong, though

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Don't need NullCPUPowerManagement unless you get Kernel Panics

 

And, the iMac5,1 definition can cause Kernel Panic issues with AppleTyMCEDriver.kext. It is best to use a different system definition.

 

As for your audio, I am unsure what a ROG SupremeFX is. Google fails me to find a hackintosh driver. You might be SOL on the audio card. I could be wrong, though

I'll be testing the bare minimum of kexts/configuration that are needed today.

 

I usually delete AppleTyMCE since I do use a Mac Pro definition.

 

SupremeFX III is a rebranded ALC1150, so it should be compatible with some amount of work.

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Hi

 

I'll be testing the bare minimum of kexts/configuration that are needed today.

I usually delete AppleTyMCE since I do use a Mac Pro definition.

SupremeFX III is a rebranded ALC1150, so it should be compatible with some amount of work.

Hi DK-RendeR, great work you are doing!

Did you have any luck getting sound/wifi to work?

 

I just built a similar system, your experience has been great help to me, thank you :D

Maximus VI Impact

GTX760

i7-4770

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Hi

 

Hi DK-RendeR, great work you are doing!

Did you have any luck getting sound/wifi to work?

 

I just built a similar system, your experience has been great help to me, thank you :D

Maximus VI Impact

GTX760

i7-4770

 

I don't have audio working yet, but Mirone has been creating a modified AppleHDA.kext with a method to install. I don't think anyone with an Asus Maximus board has actually tried it yet. I plan to install it, but I'm extremely busy.

 

Wifi works, but only because I'm using an official Apple Wifi card (Atheros AR5BXB92.) I'm using a separate PCIE to mPCIE adapter to make it work. I have ordered a different card (Atheros AR9280 AR5BH92) to plug into the combo card that comes with the motherboard. It should be compatible.

 

I'll be posting a guide on how to install 10.8.5 or Mavericks as soon as I can get everything working stable.

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Hi

 

Hi DK-RendeR, great work you are doing!

Did you have any luck getting sound/wifi to work?

 

I just built a similar system, your experience has been great help to me, thank you :D

Maximus VI Impact

GTX760

i7-4770

(sorry for this double post)

 

I have audio working, thanks to Mirone. As far as I know, everything on the board is working 100%, including sleep and power management functions. This board is actually very compatible with 10.8.5. I'm working on an installation guide that I will be posting soon.

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(sorry for this double post)

 

I have audio working, thanks to Mirone. As far as I know, everything on the board is working 100%, including sleep and power management functions. This board is actually very compatible with 10.8.5. I'm working on an installation guide that I will be posting soon.

Hope to see a guide soon! 

Would love to get OS X working on my Maximus VI impact....

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Hope to see a guide soon! 

Would love to get OS X working on my Maximus VI impact....

Why don't you go ahead and give it a try. Always nice to be the first.

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Why don't you go ahead and give it a try. Always nice to be the first.

Lol i have been trying an failing... not sure were i am going wrong.... going to start from scratch next week...

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(sorry for this double post)

 

I have audio working, thanks to Mirone. As far as I know, everything on the board is working 100%, including sleep and power management functions. This board is actually very compatible with 10.8.5. I'm working on an installation guide that I will be posting soon.

DK-RendeR could you please post your kexts?

I've got the same board and am struggling with getting the right FakeSMC, when booting I get stuck on Waiting for DSMOS

I'd really appreciated it.

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DK-RendeR could you please post your kexts?

I've got the same board and am struggling with getting the right FakeSMC, when booting I get stuck on Waiting for DSMOS

I'd really appreciated it.

 

I just finished my full guide. Check it out here. http://redd.it/1nun4e

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Thank you DK-RendeR, you've inspired my config files ;)

This is my modification that worked in its particular form on the following hardware:

 

Asus Z87 Maximus VI Gene (C2 stepping version)

i5 4670k

Vengeance Pro 16GB

Belkin Bluetooth USB stick (F8T016)

 

MyHack method works for me very well and I have reached 100% functionality with this Mavericks build.

1. Maximus VI Gene was patched for native AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext
PMPatch UEFI Boards

2. M6G with my BIOS version (0804) does not allow booting from a non-MBR partition i.e. GUID partitions are not recognized, therefore all formatting is done with MBR.

- format your USB stick, and target Disk using Options: MBR - Extended Journaled

3. Install MyHack onto the formatted USB Stick (you will need to extract the proper dmg from your App Store app), accept all changes.

4. Modify the installation USB stick before attempting to boot.
    a. Use Pacifist on Chameleon-2.2svn-r2265.pkg and extract Boot file, copy that file to root of the USB Stick
    b. Apply MBR patch so that OSX installer will allow for an MBR partition installation:
    MBR Patch

5. Install system as normal, accept myHack changes

6. Post-installation modifications

- After the installation my system would/could not boot. That was due to MyHack failing to install the proper bootloader.

- For me the simplest solution was to plug the SSD into my mac and install Chameleon 2.2 r2265 on it.

I've used following settings:
Install Bootloader
EthernetBuiltIn=Yes
GenerateCStates=Yes
GeneratePStates=Yes
Graphics Mode=1920x1080x32
GraphicsEnabler=Yes ------------------disabled for the Asus (see my update below)
Instant Menu=Yes
IntelAzulFB=10 -------------------------disabled for the Asus (see my update below)
UseKernelCache=Yes

- Note that with the IntelAzulFB I'm activating my integrated HD4600 on the board - it is fully operational with all hardware acceleration and QE/CI although before getting to desktop I do get weird flickering artifacts (none of that afterwards, probably some weird initialization step).


- Next I've followed RendeR's steps
    11 (replace Extra folder with his, for me with the exception of his DSDT, which doesn't work on my machine),
    13 (that particular kext didn't work for me - see below),
    14 (IntelE1000, AppleRTC, TrimEnabler, excellent :)

- By the time I was fully booted I've managed to mess up my ethernet interface, which switched the LAN to en1 instead of en0 (icloud doesn't work with that) so I had to reset my interfaces... twice ;) solution here:
iCloud fix en1/en0

- Next I installed HWSensors.5.3.873 and removed the now-duplicate FakeSMC from extras giving me full sensor support on the board and monitoring through Hardware Monitor or iStat Menus. This allows me to check the CPU status, stepping indeed seems to work, although I'm not sure entirely because I see it only jumping between 800 and 3,4GHz... still have to look into this later.

- Audio was a {censored}, for this ALC1150 codec (Asus SupremeFX) the only AppleHDA that worked was released by Mirone, version 2.5.2fc2 and I had to use the HDAEnabler included with it. Everything works including digital out.
AppleHDA


My system is now fully operational, and next I'll be putting in my Atheros-driven LAN/Bluetooth combo card (into mPCIe slot on the Combo expansion card) and a TI-chip Firewire PCIe card, both should theoretically work OOB, after that I'll transfer my HD7970 and be done.

If you're hesitant about the Maximus VI Gene, don't be - it really does work.

 

Edit:

Syba SD-PEX30009 works OOB as expected, TI XIO2213 chip (2x800, 1x400)

 

Edit2:

In case anyone is interested - Since our Maximus is rather limited in terms of internal USB connectivity I've expanded the on-board USB 2.0 with the internal hub:

NZXT IU01 Internal USB - works flawlessly, I've got 3 connectors running off of it including the IR-sensor mod:

http://photos.pottebaum.com/2009/IR/i-LSt2VWf

 

Edit3:

1. AppleHDA from Marrone was only partially working - a reboot would disable/enable it randomly - he was however so nice to modify my DSDT - if someone wants it, let me know. Thanks Marrone!!  (DK-RendeR's DSDT didn't work for me)

2. Asus R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 works out of the box with all options including hdmi audio - no more fooling around to get the HD4600 to play nicely with the OSX

3. Logitech c920 works out of the box - UVC driver - Logitech released into the App Store an app called Logitech Camera Settings - fully supports c920, amazing quality.

 

This is probably my last update, I've got a 100% clean Hack running stable with all features of my real Macs + cheaper and faster.

I fully recommend the Asus motherboard even though getting the installation to start can be tricky.

Edited by Teq

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Hey fellas,

Do you know if there is some AppleHDA (or a patch solution) floating around for ALC 1150 and 10.6.8 ?

 

My DSDT is edited for 1150 audio device

 

Thanks

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