I have the tear down manual for my 2006 Mac Pro, but it doesn't tell how to remove the shutter doors for the DVD drives. There is one obvious screw, which I removed, but the other side of the unit appears to be clipped into place. I don't want to pull too hard as it's made of soft plastic...
Hooray! Sting is going to have mercy on us old sods who like Snow Leopard! Lion people shouldn't have all the fun! 8-) Thanks, Sting, for all your hard work.
I wish I'd had this when I was fighting with video card issues.
The most OSX compatible way is to build your own wireless card using Apple components. See here: http://x86wifi.blogspot.com/2010/04/how ... -card.html
You can sometimes find these ready made on eBay. Search for Hackintosh.
I would hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Be backed up have a spare partition with your current setup on it. You can plug in the new card and experiment on the backup to your heart's content. If it all goes wrong, put your old card back in and boot your old installation. That said, I...
This a typical "getting everything to work" problem. My video was weird until the end of my installation. I had the problem of few useful display modes that my monitor could use. Once I upgraded to 10.6.8 things got much better. Apple supported my video card at this point.
Yes it is. Kexts can't be dragged and dropped or copied. You must use a kext installer. Look in MultiBeast for Kext Helper b7. Be sure to run System Utilities in MultiBeast each time you add or delete a kext.
Re: GA-Z68X-UDH3-B3 (F8)
Congratulations. You are on your way.
I never conquered the on-board sound problem. I recommend the USB sound dongle in my signature.
Here are some tips for your re-install viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34618&hilit=+tips
The key to doing a custom install as far as kexts are concerned is knowing exactly what chipsets are on your motherboard. Get out your motherboard manual (or download a copy) and write down what audio, ethernet, and disk controller chipsets you have. Write down what video card you are running...
You are a good candidate for CustomBeast. See here: custombeast.php
Here is a good guide to follow: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ ... -x-on.html
Here are my tips for new builders: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34618&hilit=+guide
How would I know that?
I gave you an answer based on what you posted. You should have stated what you knew about the problem instead of coming across like a newbie. My crystal ball is cloudy! The more information you supply, the better the answer is going to be. If you don't like the advice...