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Driver for Realtek's RTL810x Fast Ethernet Series

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Meize,

 

I really really want to thank you very much for taking the effort and building the FE driver for us! I really appreciate it. 

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I just update the binary and the source code in the first post of this thread with the release candidate. Changes since the last version are minimal, nevertheless I would like everyone to test it again. In case nobody finds a serious problem in this release candidate I will make it the official version 1.0.

 

Good luck!

 

Mieze 

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Hello Mieze,

 

great work so far. Looking a long time for a working driver.

It's a Lenovo Lappy Z560 from my daughter running 10.9.2.

The link is not coming up. See log.

Last three lines will const. repeated.

 

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Warning: PCIe ASPM enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: EEE support enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv4 segmentation offload enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv6 checksum offload enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Using interrupt mitigate value 0x0.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: RTL8103E: (Chipset 7) at 0xffffff807b336000, xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, flow-control

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx timeout. Lost interrupt?

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xffff, IMR=0xffff.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, flow-control

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx timeout. Lost interrupt?

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xffff, IMR=0xffff.

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Hello Mieze,

 

great work so far. Looking a long time for a working driver.

It's a Lenovo Lappy Z560 from my daughter running 10.9.2.

The link is not coming up. See log.

Last three lines will const. repeated.

 

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Warning: PCIe ASPM enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: EEE support enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv4 segmentation offload enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv6 checksum offload enabled.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Using interrupt mitigate value 0x0.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: RTL8103E: (Chipset 7) at 0xffffff807b336000, xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, flow-control

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx timeout. Lost interrupt?

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xffff, IMR=0xffff.

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, flow-control

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx timeout. Lost interrupt?

Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xffff, IMR=0xffff.

 

The link is up but the transmitter hangs, but this doesn't seem to be the reason which is causing the trouble. Please take a look at the line in the logs identifying the chipset and compare it with System Profiler's screenshoot. It says RTL8103E while the screenshot shows an RTL8101E. There must be something which is interfering. Have you removed any other driver for the NIC which you installed previously?

 

Or have you modified the source in any way?

 

Mieze

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The link is up but the transmitter hangs, but this doesn't seem to be the reason which is causing the trouble. Please take a look at the line in the logs identifying the chipset and compare it with System Profiler's screenshoot. It says RTL8103E while the screenshot shows an RTL8101E. There must be something which is interfering. Have you removed any other driver for the NIC which you installed previously?

 

Or have you modified the source in any way?

 

Mieze

I had a not working kext installed to have an ethernet0.

Removed that and installed yours a second time and deleted network.plist.

Now it works! Great job!

 

Thanks

verleihnix

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I had a not working kext installed to have an ethernet0.

Removed that and installed yours a second time and deleted network.plist.

Now it works! Great job!

 

Thanks

verleihnix

 

Thanks for the information. Have fun!

 

Mieze

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I've checked your DSDT and found no problem. It's really strange but it seems as if your NIC doesn't get powered on completely after wakeup.

 

As ikkoku has no problems with sleep/wakeup using the same chipset, I assume that the cause of the problem isn't located inside the driver. Have you verified that there is no other driver for your NIC installed. I recently had a user reporting a funny problem with the RTL8111 driver and finally it turned out that he had forgotten to remove Realtek's own driver before installing mine.

 

You should also review your BIOS settings very carefully. Is energy saving and suspension (sleep = S3 state) configured correctly? Are PCIe devices allowed to generate wakeup events? What entity is handling wakeup events: the BIOS or OS X?

 

Mieze

Thanks, I finally solve the problem!

 

The key is getting MAC address. My computer seems having issue getting ethernet MAC address (maybe hardware related). It was happening on Mac OS only, but now on Win and Ubuntu as well for some unknown reasons. So I need to specify MAC address manually. On Mac OS, it is:

sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Since en0 is my ethernet. Similar methods need to be performed in other OSes.

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@lisai9093: Thanks for sharing the information. It looks like your NIC's EEPROM, which stores the MAC address, is messed up so that getting the MAC address fails.

 

Mieze

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Can someone build the kext for me(Im using mavericks 10.9.0) I want try to build it with my own but my connection too slow to downloading xcode..realy appreciated if someone able to help me..

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Can someone build the kext for me(Im using mavericks 10.9.0) I want try to build it with my own but my connection too slow to downloading xcode..realy appreciated if someone able to help me..

 

Use the latest prebuilt version posted in this thread.

 

Mieze

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@lisai9093: There is a DOS diagnostic utility available for download at Realtek's website. It's name is RSET8136 and, although I haven't checked myself, it might have an option to rewrite the NIC's EEPROM in order to restore the original MAC address. Please see: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=7&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

 

Good luck!

 

Mieze

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@lisai9093: There is a DOS diagnostic utility available for download at Realtek's website. It's name is RSET8136 and, although I haven't checked myself, it might have an option to rewrite the NIC's EEPROM in order to restore the original MAC address. Please see: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=7&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

 

Good luck!

 

Mieze

Thanks man~

This RSET8136 is for diagnoses only. I found PG8136 tool that can write MAC into EEPROM. There is no problem getting MAC address anymore, even after sleep!

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Mieze,

Awesome work! I will report back after iperf testing on my RTL8105E: (Chipset 12).

7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: PCI power management capabilities: 0xffc3.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: PME# from D3 (cold) supported.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: PCIe link capabilities: 0x00077c11, link control: 0x0141.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Warning: PCIe ASPM enabled.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: EEE support enabled.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv4 segmentation offload enabled.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv6 checksum offload enabled.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Using interrupt mitigate value 0x0.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: RTL8105E: (Chipset 12) at 0xffffff8103bb5000,  xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx <= MAC address identified correctly;  removed from here
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: MSI interrupt index: 1
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: kIOEthernetWakeOnMagicPacket added to filters.
7/10/14 4:04:09.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Already in power state 1.
7/10/14 4:06:38.000 PM kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, No flow-control

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Mieze,

You did it again! Outstanding work!

iperf from Linux to OS X (10.9.4)

[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0- 1.0 sec  12.6 MBytes   106 Mbits/sec
[  3]  1.0- 2.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3]  2.0- 3.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  3]  3.0- 4.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3]  4.0- 5.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  3]  5.0- 6.0 sec  11.9 MBytes  99.6 Mbits/sec
[  3]  6.0- 7.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  3]  7.0- 8.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3]  8.0- 9.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  3]  9.0-10.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 10.0-11.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  3] 11.0-12.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 12.0-13.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 13.0-14.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 14.0-15.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 15.0-16.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 16.0-17.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 17.0-18.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 18.0-19.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 19.0-20.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 20.0-21.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 21.0-22.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 22.0-23.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 23.0-24.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 24.0-25.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 25.0-26.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 26.0-27.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 27.0-28.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 28.0-29.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 29.0-30.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 30.0-31.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 31.0-32.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 32.0-33.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 33.0-34.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 34.0-35.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 35.0-36.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 36.0-37.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 37.0-38.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 38.0-39.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 39.0-40.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 40.0-41.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 41.0-42.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 42.0-43.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 43.0-44.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 44.0-45.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 45.0-46.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 46.0-47.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 47.0-48.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 48.0-49.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 49.0-50.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 50.0-51.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 51.0-52.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 52.0-53.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 53.0-54.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 54.0-55.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 55.0-56.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
[  3] 56.0-57.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 57.0-58.0 sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 58.0-59.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3] 59.0-60.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  3]  0.0-60.0 sec   675 MBytes  94.3 Mbits/sec

iperf from OS X (10.9.4) to Linux

[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  5]  0.0- 1.0 sec  11.5 MBytes  96.5 Mbits/sec
[  5]  1.0- 2.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  2.0- 3.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  3.0- 4.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  4.0- 5.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  5.0- 6.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5]  6.0- 7.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  7.0- 8.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  8.0- 9.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  9.0-10.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 10.0-11.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 11.0-12.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 12.0-13.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 13.0-14.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 14.0-15.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 15.0-16.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 16.0-17.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 17.0-18.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 18.0-19.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 19.0-20.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 20.0-21.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 21.0-22.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 22.0-23.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 23.0-24.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 24.0-25.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 25.0-26.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 26.0-27.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 27.0-28.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 28.0-29.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 29.0-30.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 30.0-31.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 31.0-32.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 32.0-33.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 33.0-34.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 34.0-35.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 35.0-36.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 36.0-37.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 37.0-38.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 38.0-39.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 39.0-40.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 40.0-41.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 41.0-42.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 42.0-43.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 43.0-44.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 44.0-45.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 45.0-46.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 46.0-47.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 47.0-48.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 48.0-49.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 49.0-50.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 50.0-51.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 51.0-52.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 52.0-53.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 53.0-54.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 54.0-55.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 55.0-56.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 56.0-57.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 57.0-58.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5] 58.0-59.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
[  5] 59.0-60.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
[  5]  0.0-60.0 sec   671 MBytes  93.8 Mbits/sec

Same performance before and after sleep in both 10.9.4 and 10.10 dp2. Wake-On-Lan also works in both. I also noticed that Wake-On-Lan works only when connected to the power supply. This could be regular OS X behavior since there is no "Wake for network access" when on battery. Can someone confirm please.

 

Thank you for this great kext! 

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Hi Mieze,

 

thanks for your effort. My RTL8105E is running better with your kext 1.0 instead of AppleRTL8169Ethernet 2.0.6.

 

But when I use lan cable, system fan runs crazy and HWsensor report CPU temp > 70C. 

 

Using wifi is just fine.

 

Don't know if these relate to your kext. 

(also I have warning in console, kernel: apple80211Request Unsupported ioctl 181)

 

Just want to report that, do you have a clue? thanks!

 

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Hereby the log from "grep -i realtek /var/log/system.log"

 

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Warning: PCIe ASPM enabled.

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: EEE support enabled.

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv4 segmentation offload enabled.

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: TCP/IPv6 checksum offload enabled.

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Using interrupt mitigate value 0x0.

localhost kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: RTL8105E: (Chipset 12) at 0xffffff807aaa5000,  8:9e: 1:35:d5:5c

myMachine kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, No flow-control

myMachine kernel[0]: Ethernet [RealtekRTL8100]: Link down on en0

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@Ravenstein: Have you used Activity Monitor in order to find out what is causing the high CPU load while you are connected via LAN?

 

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      Boot args to use with the kx audio driver mod: -kx_disable or -kxdisable or -kxoff This will prevent the driver from doing any initialization work, so the driver is basically disabled, use it to boot your ssytem in case the driver is giving you issues and kernel panics while you are trying to boot/using your system, so you are able to remove this driver or replace it with another version of it or to do some truble shooting. -kx_debug or -kxdebug or -kxspec Will show more debug info about the card, mainly the i/o port address and the kind of bus that it uses -kx_exp_deb or -kx_beta or -kxbeta Will enable experimental and probably not working or unstable features like showing inputs for the card or 192 khz sampling rate, use it only for testing and debug purposes, this may likely cause instability and problems in the everyday usage! Use it at your own risk! -kx_original or -kxoriginal This will basically turn off almost all the mods of this mod, so the driver will come to work as it was before modding it, this can be usefoul as a "safe mode" like feture to have a working driver in case of problems with features of the mod, so using this means no crsking issues improvements, only 48 khz sample rate and only features of the non-modded kx audio driver for mac os x  
      - created a script file to use with the driver for debug and also installer replacement, it can be also used to unload and reload, replacement of the driver without rebooting
       
      What i'd like to implement but i don't know how to do:
       
       - I'd like mainly to add a more proper support to the pci bridge chip of the audigy rx,
       
       - have audio inputs working,
       
       - fix the support when using more than one card, to get all the cards shown in the settings and other menus,
       
       - have the gameport/gameport midi port of older cards to be used in mac os as a midi in/out
       
      If other developers would like to join and help me, you can, and also an hand from other people with testing and feedback will be nice.
       
      link for the kext only (if you have clover put it in [your clover efi folder]/clover/kexts/[your macOS version]/ so it will not be deleted when updating macOS):
               - download from the downloads section:          kX Audio Driver Mod by ITzTravelInTime 1.01                                                                                    - external download:                                      https://dl.dropboxus...Driver.kext.zip   link for the installer pack (the best way to install it, but you have to reinstall it when you upgrade macOS, remeber to fix kext permitions and rebuild the kernelcache if you want to remove the kext from it's install directory without using the unistall feature of the provvided script):              - download:                                                   https://dl.dropboxus...aller pack.zip   Source code from Git Hub:          -  github repo:                                               https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/kx-audio-driver   NOTE: Some system because of some problems with the HPET may need to use FixHPET in clover and to install the kext in /System/Library/Extensions  






    • By ITzTravelInTime
      This driver is a mod of the popular kx audio driver for mac os x, the project goal is to still maintaining it for the future releases of mac os and to include as much cards as possible and to get all the features of the cards to work.
       
      Currently the only features not supported are audio inputs and integrated midi and synth capabilitues of the cards, and some minor things like creative remote controllers or software controlled volume gears on creative external drives and bays)
       
      It supports most the sound blaster live! series cards, the sound blaster PCI 512, most of the audigy (emu 10k2 based) series, audigy 1, audigy 2, audigy 2 zs, audigy 4 (SB0610), audigy 4 pro, audigy 5 and audigy rx (sb1550) and some e-mu edsp audio cards with all the recent versions of mac os, tested to work with mac os yosemite, el capitan, sierra and high sierra on intel based machines from socket 775 to 1151 (including enthusiast platforms like x58, x79, x99, x299) and also confirmed to work on mac pros.
       
      reference topic:
       
      Kx audio driver mod [sound blaster live!, audigy 1/2/4/RX emu edsp]
    • By ivanagui2
      VMQemuVGA display adapter driver for OSx86 running as a VirtualBox guest. The binary should work on all OSs from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite 10.10. It allows to set different screen resolutions in VirtualBox from System Preferences.   The changes I've made to the fork have been minimal.
      GitHub project page Binary and source releases Special thanks:
      PureDarwin
      probonopd
      rafirafi
      Zenith432
      VMware, Inc


    • By Mieze
      This project is dedicated to the memory of Mausi, the cat I loved more than anybody else.
       

       
      A few days before Christmas I started my latest project, a new driver for recent Intel onboard LAN controllers. My intention was not to replace hnak's AppleIntelE1000e.kext completely but to deliver best performance and stability on recent hardware. That's why I dropped support for a number of older NICs. Currently the driver supports:
       
      5 Series
      82578LM 82578LC 82578DM 82578DC 6 and 7 Series
      82579LM 82579V 8 and 9 Series
      I217LM I217V I218LM I218V I218LM2 I218V2 I218LM3 100 Series (since V2.1.0d0)
      I219LM I219V 200 Series (since V2.3.0d0)
      I219LM I219V 300 Series (since V2.4.0d0)
      I219LM I219V Key Features of the Driver
      Support for multisegment packets relieving the network stack of unnecessary copy operations when assembling packets for transmission. No-copy receive and transmit. Only small packets are copied on reception because creating a copy is more efficient than allocating a new buffer. TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offload (receive and transmit). Support for TCP/IPv6 and UDP/IPv6 checksum offload. Makes use of the chip's TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) feature with IPv4 and IPv6 in order to reduce CPU load while sending large amounts of data (disabled). Fully optimized for Sierra (64bit architecture) but should work with older 64bit versions of macOS too, provided you build from source with the appropriate SDK for the target OS. Support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE). VLAN support is implemented but untested as I have no need for it. The driver is published under GPLv2. Current Status
      The driver has been tested successfully with I217V, I218V and 82579V under 10.9.5 and above. The attached archive includes source code as well as a prebuilt binary (debug version) for Mavericks and Yosemite. Known Issues
      There seem to be problems while using VMware with version 1.x.x of the driver. In case you are affected use version 2.0.0 or newer. FAQ
      Could you add support of for...? Well, you are probably asking me to add support for one of the older NICs like the 82571/2/3/4L or 82583 and the answer will be no as I dropped support for these chips intentionally. They are broken and I lost more than 2 weeks trying to make it work on the 82574L without success. I was asked to add support for I210, I211 and I350 but as these chips have a completely different architecture, which isn't supported by the underlying Linux driver, this is impossible, sorry. Does it work with Snow Leopard or 32 bit kernels? No and I have no plans to make a version for 32 bit kernels or anything older than Lion. WoL from S5 doesn't work with this driver but under Windows it's working. Is this a driver bug? No it isn't, the driver is working as it should because OS X doesn't support WoL from S5. Installation
      Goto /S/L/E and delete AppleIntelE1000e.kext. Recreate the kernel cache. Open System Preferences and delete the corresponding network interface, e. g. en0. Reboot. Install the new driver and recreate the kernel cache. I recommend to use Kext Wizard or a similar utility for the installation. Reboot Open System Preferences again, select Network and check if the new network interface has been created automatically or create it manually now. Configure the interface. Troubleshooting
      Make sure you have followed the installation instructions especially when you have issues with certain domains while the others are working fine. Use the debug version to collect log data when trying to track down problems. The kernel log messages can be retrieved with "grep kernel /var/log/system.log" in Terminal. Starting from Sierra use "log show --predicate "processID == 0" --debug" in order to retrieve kernel logs. Include the log data when asking for support or giving feedback. I'm an engineer, not a clairvoyant. Don't copy and paste large amounts of log data to your post. Create an archive with the log data and attach it to your post. In case you don't want to make your log data publicly accessible, contact me via PM and I will provide you a mail address to send it directly to me.  Check your BIOS settings. You might want to disable Network Boot and the UEFI Network Stack as these can interfere with the driver. Double check that you have removed any AppleIntelE1000e.kext from your system because it could prevent the driver from working properly. Delete the following files: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist Verify your bootloader configuration, in particular the kernel flags. Avoid using npci=0x2000 or npci=0x3000.  In Terminal run netstat -s in order to display network statistics. Carefully examine the data for any unusual activity like a high number of packets with bad IP header checksums, etc. In case auto-configuration of the link layer connection doesn't work it might be necessary to select the medium manually in System Preferences under Network for the interface. Use Wireshark to create a packet dump in order to collect diagnostic information. Keep in mind that there are many manufacturers of network equipment. Although Ethernet is an IEEE standard, different implementations may show different behavior causing incompatibilities. In case you are having trouble try a different switch or a different cable. Changelog
      Version 2.4.0 (2018-04-14) Added support for 300 series versions of I219LM and I219V. Updated underlying Linux source code. Version 2.3.0 (2017-06-20) Added support for 200 series versions of I219LM and I219V. Version 2.2.0 (2016-09-23) Disabled TSO to work around a hardware bug. Version 2.1.0 (2016-05-24) Added support for I219LM and I219V Version 2.0.0 (2015-04-22) First official release which is identical to 2.0.0d2 (only the version number has been changed). Version 2.0.0d2 (2015-04-04) Changed the tx descriptor write back policy for 82579, I217 and I218 to prevent random tx deadlocks. Version 2.0.0d1 (2015-03-14) Uses Apple's private driver interface introduced with 10.8. Supports packet scheduling with QFQ Solves the VMware issue. Version 1.0.0d6 (2015-03-04) Reworked TSO6 support to avoid problems with VMware. Wake-on-LAN now working. Version 1.0.0d5 (2015-02-27) Reworked TSO4 support to eliminate the bug of 1.0.0d4. Added some debug code in order to collect information about the VMware related issue. Version 1.0.0d4 (2015-02-25) Set total length field of the IP-header to zero for TSO4 operations. Report EEE activation state in kernel log message when the link has been established. Version 1.0.0d3 (2015-02-11) Reworked media selection and EEE support (EEE is now activated when both link partners support it. It can be disabled selecting the medium manually). Duplex setting for 10/100 MBit connections is now reported correctly. The number of tx descriptors has been reduced from 2048 to 1024. The code has been cleaned up and obsolete files have been removed. Version 1.0.0d2 (2015-01-31) First development release. Getting the Driver
      The source code can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/Mieze/IntelMausiEthernet There is also a prebuilt binary for 10.11 and above in the download section: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/396-intelmausiethernet/ Build from Source for 10.8
      Register as a developer on Apple's developer website. A free membership is sufficient. Download a copy of Xcode 5.1.1 and install it on your machine. In the project select 10.8 as the "Base SDK" and the "Deployment Target". Call "Archive" from the menu "Product" and save the built driver. Credits
      Thanks to RehabMan and Yung Raj for running tests and pointing me in the right direction while I was trying to fix TSO. Special thanks to Yung Raj for motivating me when I was about to give up.
    • By Mieze
      Driver for recent Intel onboard LAN controllers. Currently the driver supports:
       
      5 Series
      82578LM 82578LC 82578DM 82578DC 6 and 7 Series
      82579LM 82579V 8 and 9 Series
      I217LM I217V I218LM I218V I218LM2 I218V2 I218LM3 100 Series
      I219LM I219V 200 and 300 Series
      I219LM I219V Please see the project's homepage at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/304235-intelmausiethernetkext-for-intel-onboard-lan/ for a detailed project description.
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