Hi Guy's

I've just build my first Hackintosh after about a fortnight of scratching around the web & 11 rebuilds - I've finally got everything working - just!

The only remaining problems are....

1) Frequent screen "blackouts" when I enter various menus (i.e. It always happens - when I try to customise Safari's toolbar. It happens randomly & frequently on many other application as well).

2) Screen rotation causes the CPU to go nuts & the mouse to stop detecting buttons. (Requires re-boot into safe mode & lots of finger crossing to get out of that one!)

3) A Kernel Panic when ever I try to shut down the computer (restart works just fine tho.)

Obviously it seemed to be a grahics kext problem, so I download Natits, Traikis & just about every thing in between.

The latest Traikis works pretty well - even QE is working!!!

But still no cure.

In the meantime, I set up Win XP (for gaming) on another drive (I access it by changing the primary drive in my bios)

I had problems with XP too - it wouldnt boot when I loaded the graphics driver.

However I fixed this by disabling the ATI HDA device using hardware manger - basically it was conflicting (irq's) with the built in soundcard on my mboard - the one I wanted to use.

Now its just occurred to me this is what is happening when I go into OSX - My on-board soundmax HD audio device is conflicting with my graphics card HDA device (though why this would need one God only knows!)

So finally the question is this - does mac OSX have an equivalent to windows device manager so i can disable the GFx cards HDA device?

If not how can I do this without unloading the video kexts?

As you may gather i'm a bit of a noob on macs (let alone Hackintoshes!) - so i'm probably asking a stupid question.

My machine specs are as follows.....

SOFWARE:

Kalyway 10.5.2 (upgraded today to 10.5.3 with Apple 9.3 kernel)
ATI Radeon HD 2600pro Pcie 10.5.x graphics driver (Traikis)
white Menu Fix
Taruga_AD1988b_rev4 audio driver

HARDWARE
Asus P5K3 Deluxe Wifi Intel P35
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 2.4GHz SLACR G0
2 Gb Corsair DDR
Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 2600 PRO 512MB DDR2 PCI-E Dual DVI
soundmax AD1988B 7.1 channel surround High Definition Audio
Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE16 SATA II 300

Thanks in advance

Malc