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10.6.8 Released

Just use old update guide

  • fermi users – reinstall geforce/nvda kexts from 10.6.7 imac2011 update after installing 10.6.8.
  • Got panic from appleintelcpupm kext durring installing (have speedstep activated via dsdt), it could be best to use nullcpupm durring installation.
  • New applehda was changed too much, easier to use 10.6.7′s one.
  • New IOPCIFamily is same as Lion’s, looking forware to 10.6.8 source release if have problems use old iopcifamily and appleacpiplatform kexts.
  • fixed atheros wifi with installing this form 10.6.7 update – /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Apple80211Monitor.bundle

10.6.8 qe_ce_exotic removed

NVidia released fermi drivers for 10.6.8 – link
256.02.25f1 vs 256.02.05f01 from imac’s update, not much changes.

MacOSX 10.6.6 released

Nothing special, just use regular update guide.

For example my Hackint0sh was updated via software update menu without any special movements, just like on mac (speedstep fixed via dsdt)

Patch for radeons 4890 to come later.

MacOSX 10.6.5 released

Apple released new osx udpate (yeah I know, I’m a bit late, thanks to guys discovered ps3 psn hack)

to update use any update guide for snow leopard ( http://netkas.org/?cat=9 )

What’s new:
exfat support
Old 10.6.2 ati framebuffer will not work with 10.6.5, but new, 10.6.5 ati framebuffer seems to work fine, at least for my 4850

MacOSX 10.6.3 released

How to update – it’s easy.

Use any disabler for AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, for example – NullCPUPM.kext, install it to Extra mkext and reboot, of course if you made AppleIntelCPUPM to speedstep your cpu, you can skip this step.

Make backup of your kexts, you might need some.

Remove SleepEnabler.kext if you use it, this is very important step, old sleepenabler + new kernel = panic.

Hit the update button, if you need to edit some kexts AFTER update and BEFORE reboot – download and install update from apple site.

After reboot – re-add your device-ids to kexts where you need it and enjoy.


known issues:

  • readeon 4830/4850 – new framebuffer has same problem as leopard’s – inability to work without dvi2vga dongle in second port, to fix it – use 10.6.2 framebuffer, to do it – make backups of the following kexts before update:ATI4800Controller.kext
    ATISupport.kext
    ATIFramebuffer.kext

    Restore there kexts from backup after update and before reboot, or, if you already rebooted after update – use dvi2vga dongle to get display, and replace those files.

  • Backup AppleHDA.kext before update, you might need the old one after update if sound will not work. alc889a known to work ok with 10.6.3
  • GMA kexts is 32-bit only again

10.6.3 exotic patch pkg, finaly fixed (13:50 GMT, 30 March) - QE CI Exotic cards 10.6.3.pkg

Ok, so first version of pkg was messed up for MacPro+4890 because it had included 10.6.2 FrameBuffer, now it doesn’t have it, so should work fine. A little fix if you installed previous version of pkg and have some visual glitches on osx startup (like colored screen) – fix.pkg

Small file-server update

Somebody(a Macpro owner with pc gtx260) said rapidshare links to Enabler_for_Nvidia_and_multiple_ATI_cards.pkg were dead.

So now this pkg is located on our file server – Enabler_for_Nvidia_and_multiple_ATI_cards.pkg.zip

Update

CPU-X is on that server now too – cpu-x.zip

post in comments what else RS link from my blog is dead, I will try to host it on files.netkas.org

Also added page with listing of all files on server, it’s here.

MacOSX 10.6.2 Released

It reminds me good old days of 10.5.2, which brought support for many new vga cards.

So, what’s new in 10.6.2:

  • 64-bit kexts for intel graphics
  • 64-bit atheros driver
  • support for desktop radeonhd 43xx/45xx/46xx (only dvi output works yet, dvi2vga dongle doesnt work) with beta booter(dont forget to unpack before installing;) )
  • Bye bye atom, should be fixed as soon as apple releases kernel sources or use kernel&system.kext from 10.6.1
  • better opencl support for radeons 4 series, also opencl support for 46xx cards
  • Something I forgot to mention
  • Radeon users need to use PCEFI 10.4.1 or 10.5, pre 10.4 will cause panic in ATIRadeonX2000.kext
  • There is panic with geforce7 cards and 64-bit kernel mode, use 32-bit kernel mode
  • New core i5/i7(8xx) is supported by vanilla kernel now.

How to update – it’s easy.


Use any disabler for AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, for example – NullCPUPM.kext, install it to Extra mkext and reboot, of course if you made AppleIntelCPUPM to speedstep your cpu, you can skip this step.

Make backup of your kexts, you might need some.

Remove SleepEnabler.kext if you use it, this is very important step, old sleepenabler + new kernel = panic.

Hit the update button, if you need to edit some kexts AFTER update and BEFORE reboot – download and install update from apple site.

After reboot – re-add your device-ids to kexts where you need it and enjoy.


Updated sleepEnabler for 10.6.2 – link, I binpatched the old one, so don’t ask for sources, I don’t have them, install(if you want) only AFTER updating.

Radeon 4830/4850/4870×2/4890 users, tired of adding device-id to ATI4800Controller.kext after every update ? Use this kext in Extra mkext.

Also, for atheros users, here is legacy kext for it, to stop thinking about dev-id insertion after every update, we made it together with XyZ, add your dev-id to it in two places and install to Extra mkext, the unique feature of it is ability to load old kext in 32-bit mode and new kext in 64-bit mode, this is needed because some users have problems with signal level and new driver.

Radeon 4830/4870×2/4890 users – you need to install this pkg – qe_ci_exotic_10.6.2

p.p.s. note our new file hosting.

FakeSMC V2

Updated version of fakesmc includes new features:

  • keys moved to Info.plist, now you can easy add new or change existing keys without recompilation
  • smc version (of of smc keys) increased to 1.30f3 to prevent os suggesting to update smc fw
  • implemented new smc features  - write key, get key by index, get key type, keys writen to database of fakesmc kext will be saved until reboot.
  • smc-compatible value can be changed in Info.plist

fakesmc2.0 for snowleopard

fakesmc2.0 for leopard

sources

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Updating to 10.6.1

Apple released osx update 10.6.1, it brings no new kernel.

Updating is easy, just hit install button in software update.

The update updates graphics drivers, so hd4850 users need to add their device-id to ATI4800Controller.kext before rebooting, its better to use update dmg for those users.

hd4890 Users – wait for  patch for qe/ci

And about leopard security update, it has no new kernel or kexts, so should be safe to install

fix for Acer laptops

Some acer laptops (5920 for example) freezes sometimes durring osx boot, before root partition mounted.

It seems to be caused by AppleUSBUHCI.kext

and here is how to fix it:

1) open this file /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBUHCI.kext/Contents/Info.plist (you need root rights to edit this file)

2) find this text there :

<key>OSBundleRequired</key>
<string>Root</string>

and replace it with

<key>OSBundleRequired</key>
<string>Safe Boot</string>

3) run this command to update caches

sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions

4) done

10.5.8 HD4890 and QE/CI

For 10.5.8 and qe/ci support on 4830 4870×2 3870×2 and 4890 you need patched ATIRadeonX2000.kext

actualy new one doesnt have any important difference, just few strings changed, so you can use the one you used for 10.5.7

But if you care, here is new one patched –  http://is.gd/27Hh3 .

Good luck.

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