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I'm new to building a hackintosh, but I've been starting out with my Advent ...
Audio on Advent 4213 (10.6.6)
I'm new to building a hackintosh, but I've been starting out with my Advent 4213 netbook, and most of it has been going well after lots of breaking it, fixing it and reinstalling it... but I've done almost everything now to get a pretty stable build running.
The only two things missing that I am aware of at the moment is audio and bluetooth. I don't really care about the bluetooth as I'm never going to use it, so I'm not going to bother trying to get that working... but the audio is something that I would like to get working.
The method I used to install the OS was to restore an Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD to an external USB HDD and then run NetbookBootMaker on it to deploy the extra files and kexts required. Booted from the USB HDD, ran the retail install, booted back into the USB HDD and ran NetbookBootMaker to install the bootloader and generic kexts. Booted into the OS, all was well.
A few drivers missing for audio, wifi, 3G, bluetooth and needed SwitchResX to set my res to 1024x600. So I installed my wifi and 3G drivers with no issues and they're still running OK. I installed VoodooHDA for the audio using the 2.7.2 package available on the VoodooHDA website, rebooted and it was all OK, audio working fine.
Deleted SleepEnabler.kext, ran UpdateExtra.app to rebuild the Extensions.mkext file and then proceeded to install the combo update for 10.6.6.
The 10.6.6 install completed, but upon reboot, VoodooHDA caused a kernel panic. I booted into the USB HDD again, opened up Terminal, navigated to /System/Library/Extensions and moved VoodooHDA.kext to /Backup Extensions. Rebooted, 10.6.6 booted correctly, but now I had no audio device.
After a bit of research, I found that AppleHDA and VoodooHDA conflict with each other, and then found that the 10.6.6 had installed a new AppleHDA.kext into /System/Library/Extensions. I moved AppleHDA.kext into /Backup Extensions, and then moved VoodooHDA.kext back into /System/Library/Extensions, rebooted and it booted OK, but still no audio!
I opened a terminal window and ran "voodoohda-uninstall" to remove VoodooHDA completely from the system, rebooted fine again, still no audio. Put AppleHDA.kext back into /System/Library/Extensions, rebooted, still no audio. Re-downloaded VoodooHDA-2.7.2.pkg from the VoodooHDA website, installed it fresh again. The install completed successfully, so I rebooted, but this time, although the OS booted OK, the resolution is now restricted to 800x600 with very limited graphical features (such as no translucent menu bar). The volume control however, is now available, but when I change the volume, I used to get a "BING" sound, but now I don't get anything, and if I try to play an MP3, nothing happens... so the audio is definitely not working.
If I now open the terminal again and run "voodoohda-uninstall" again to remove the VoodooHDA drivers completely, reboot and now my resolution is back to 1024x600, but I've now got no audio again!
I tried the AzaliaAudio package as well to see if this would work, but while I get no errors, the audio still does not display a hardware device available.
Does anyone have any ideas how I can get the audio working? I'm not too sure exactly what audio card is installed, but the netbook is an Advent 4213, which is a derivative of the ECS G10IL. It had an Intel 945GM Mobile Chipset, if that makes any difference?
Cheers for any advice,
Mike (aka. Nimraynn)
After a bit of playing around and random thoughts, I managed to fix the issue!
I managed to kill my OS completely by trying to fix it, so I ended up doing another fresh install (That's #4 I think!). This time, instead of installing VoodooHDA before I did the 10.6.6 upgrade, I did the 10.6.6 upgrade straight away... and then installed VoodooHDA. I thought this might make a difference... and guess what? It didn't!
But, while having a think about it. It made logical sense that it may be conflicting with my graphics card driver... so I took a look on my USB key of all kinds of kexts that I'd acquired trying to do all my original installations, and saw a different version of AppleIntel950GMA.kext... so I backed up my existing one and replaced it with the one on my USB key... rebooted, and guess what/ It's all working! I have a proper res and audio!!
I'm not sure what's different about this kext to the one that was installed, but I'm guessing that at some point between 10.6 and 10.6.6, Apple have updated it and my netbook didn't like it!
I am thinking of turning my Advent 4213 into a hackintosh, as I have a new netbook (MSI U135) which I'm fairly sure can't be turned into a hackintosh so figured i'd turn the old advent to one instead.
The problem is I have never touched Mac software before so really have no idea on anything so am not completely comfortable with it.
Could you provide with me a rough guide on how you went about turning your advent 4213 into a hackintosh and what issues I should expect etc.
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