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About JoeVulture

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  1. I'm not using anything special at all. These are the kexts I'm using in E/E: fakesmc.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext SleepEnabler.kext One of these days I'll get around to modding my DSDT to natively support C and S states and/or using AsereBLN's new boot loader, which would let me get rid of a few of those. Please note that some motherboards seem to have issues with automatic sleep, which is why it is very important that you post your complete specs. -- Joe
  2. I have what System Profiler lists as an "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S", and automatic sleep works fine. My system specs are in my sig. -- Joe
  3. noobie, Before getting involved in doing the audio patches to the DSDT, see if it works first by default when you set the ABLN value to 0x4f or 0x7f. Granted, you won't get the front port working, or auto-switching, but the green port on the back of the machine should work. Try as I might, I was unable to get the method that elmangomez uses to work (he even sent me his DSDT), and he and I have the same motherboard. Using the method included in the AsereBLN DSDT worked fine, but the elmangomez method would tell me that there was no audio device. -- Joe
  4. Using Asere's DSDT: 64-bit crashes just after drawing the dock with a panic: com.apple.geforce(6.0.6) dependency: com.apple.nvdaResman dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily dependency: com.apple.iokit.iographicsFamily BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer Seems fine in 32-bit though. -- Joe
  5. On my board, the JMicron ports are working fine without any kexts, just by setting them in the BIOS to AHCI. They are recognized as "Unrecoginzed AHCI Standard Controller" in System Profiler and support hotplug. Just use a bracket to convert them to eSATA. -- Joe
  6. Strange, since for me, automatic sleep will work most of the time. I know this since I do a manual sleep in the morning, and sometimes when I get home, I wake up the system and I see the dialog box from SL saying that my UPS kicked in - and when the UPS kicks in, the system wakes up. I have noticed that the system will not automatically sleep if there is an application running that occupies some regular CPU cycles, so I make it a habit to close Firefox and Parallels. -- Joe
  7. I found out something quite interesting on Friday when I was pricing out a system for work... Turns out that Intel considers most Xeon CPUs "embedded" parts, and apparently guarantees to make them available for five years, which would be a big boon for Apple. There are also some desktop quad-core CPUs on the embedded list as well. So, it's not about performance, it's about consistency. -- Joe
  8. Take the ifconfig package from the SL post and unzip it - you'll see two directories there, Library and usr. Copy the directories to the root directory: cd ifconfig sudo cp -R * /Now, the ifconfig binary is in the wrong place to be executed, so some quite renames: cd /usr/local/bin sudo mv ifconfig ifconfig_dir sudo mv ifconfig_dir/ifconfig .After a reboot (or maybe just logging out/logging in, I'm not sure), Bonjour will be active. -- Joe
  9. AHCI actually offers a number of improvements over "regular" SATA - guaranteed working hotplug, NCQ/TCQ, and other things. At least on my motherboard, if you disable AHCI in "Integrated Peripherals", then all of my SATA drives show up as IDE under "Standard CMOS Features". The SATA controller is also recognized in Windows as an IDE controller (the BIOS changes its PCI IDs). Native/Legacy mode seems to be for something else, maybe SATA-I/SATA-II, I'm not sure. I was mistaken on the IDE/SATA thing, but I have seen on some motherboards, some hard drives misbehave if it is set to Legacy. The "Onboard SATA/IDE Devices" options are for the purple Gigabyte ports - these should be set to AHCI to work with Mac OS X, with no drivers needed (at least for the JMicron chipsets). I believe it might also control the IDE port as well, since the IDE port is part of the JMicron chipset. -- Joe
  10. Legacy makes the SATA controller look like an IDE interface to the operating system, whereas Native makes it appear as a SATA interface. Once the SATA mode is enabled, from there, you can enable AHCI. For best results, you want to use AHCI, in both Windows and Mac OS X, but to use it in Windows, you either have to use a driver during the installation process, or do some registry edits afterwards. -- Joe
  11. I can't say that I necessarily have a whole lot of experience in this area, but I have an APC Back-UPS ES 750 working fine with the setup in my sig. When the battery kicks in (which tends to happen every few days), I receive a dialog box stating that it switched to battery power, and if the system was asleep when that happened, it wakes up in doing so. Another bonus is that under Snow Leopard, automatic sleep (mostly) works for me too, so in the morning I put my system to sleep, when the UPS kicks in, it wakes up, and then 15 minutes later, it goes back to sleep. Mike might be right, in that it could be your motherboard, but if there's some debugging that I can do to help out, I'll see what I can do. -- Joe
  12. Bonjour support seems to "kind of work" with the default 8169 driver and a patched DSDT, using the modified ifconfig binary. I say, "kind of" because I find that at times it needs a kick in the pants. To do that kick in the pants, I use a program called "Bonjour Browser", available here. -- Joe
  13. I'm using AsereBLNs DSDT from the first post (in DSDT_GA-EP45.zip), which I am attaching here as well. The only change I made is that I set ABLN to 0x4f, to enable the sound, as per AsereBLN's instructions. As for sound, well, it's rear output only, which, unless I can get the front headphones and microphones working, is acceptable, as I have a headset that in addition to the 3.5mm jacks also has a USB connector, so which connection I use is somewhat irrelevant. No autoswitching, but the thing about Audio ID 66 is that it is apparently one of the configurations in a real Mac (I suspect the iMac), and thus requires no audio kexts, it just works. This is how audio shows up in the System Profiler: Device ID: 0x1458A102 Audio ID: 66 Available Devices: Line Out: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack Headphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack S/P-DIF Out: Connection: Combo S/P-DIF In: Connection: Combo Graphics and LAN are both done in com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra (no additional EFI strings): <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string>
  14. I'm using AsereBLN's DSDT (I finally figured out why it wasn't working - user error), and I have no problems with a hard drive connected to the purple ports. It's a Western Digital drive in an Antec enclosure, formatted as HFS+, connected to one of the purple ports using the SATA to eSATA bracket included with the motherboard. My ALBN value is 0x4f, and I'm not using any JMicron kext at all. The drive icon does not appear on the desktop, but does appear in Finder (a Snow Leopard thing?). -- Joe
  15. Their business model is to string along those who aren't able to (or don't want to) get things working using Chameleon. I admit, I bought an EFi-X because I had no end of trouble trying to get boot-132 and other methods to work, so the promise of a USB dongle to do it for me was great. Heck, if it supported Snow Leopard and didn't have the hardware deficiencies (devices dying), I'd still probably be using it. Fortunately, getting SL setup, while not super-easy, was made a lot easier, thanks to Mike's guide and the tools for patching the DSDT. Even though I have things working, I still try out AsereBLN's new patched DSDTs just to see if I can have a cleaner, fewer kext system running. Although ASEM says that the EFi-X is meant for "enthusiasts" (to me, that implies some level of "hackerish" skills), from reading a lot of the posts, many of the people using it really expected a completely painless experience. -- Joe
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