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Hi Folks,


WOW ever get that feeling where the more you know the less you know? I have been reading these forums for sometime and still confused as ever.


-I just finished installing JaS 10.4.8 for AMD & Intel SSe2 Or SSe3 W/ Semthex's 8.8.1 kernel for sse2 and sse3

-My System specs are as follows:

Dell dimension 9150

Nvida Geforce 7800 GTX

Supports sse2,sse3

CPU -pentium D 820



Now - i installed the jas 10.4.8 DVD and the installation went just fine

in fact I was able to get to the desktop after entering in the user info etc,

I got an update for Ichat - installed it

then prompted to reboot so rebooted


Now - I keep getting a dreaded black screen after the apple logo

nothing but a black screen - i dont get it

i was at the desktop and things were working fine...

What can i do to get past this black screen so things are functioning again?

I am most certain its a video issue...


I have the latest kernel - 8.8.1 so no need to update that.

Any assistance at this point would be so appreciated.


Thanks in advance

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When you boot up your computer, hit F8 quickly right before the apple screen would normally show up. You will be presented with the Darwin boot prompt; type -v and hit enter to boot in verbose mode. By doing this, you can see if, when and where the boot process hangs. Report back with what you get.


Entering the -x flag at the Darwin prompt may let you boot to the desktop (safe mode), but I'll let someone more knowledgeable than myself tell you what to do from there. I'm not completely sure myself.

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Thanks for the reply ErBic,


-v allowed to me to discover this error


kextd 25 - kextd watch volume

could not set up disk arb sessions


then it goes through a series of "disk arb isnt ready yet - retrying..."

does that a couple times


Then arghhh! black screen again


I did a search on these forums but no luck locating anything specific to this symptom.


Really would like to get back to the desktop - i was so excited for a moment there. :P

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SO further to this thread let me reply to my own post with another question.


I suspect my issue could be due to the fact i hadnt patched my original jas 10.4.8 dvd with JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSe2.SSe3.v1p ppf?


I now need to know where one can obtain this patch seeing as i dont have a demonoid invite? :)


I would like to patch the original iso and install using that and see if that corrects my black screen problems.


Seems the patch "removed natit (as it is causing some users to have panics ) and added in titan"


So could i be on the right track here?


please help - desperate.


Thanks again

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