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SUPERMICRO X8DAH+-F SUCCESS [SORT OF]

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I have built my seventh hackintosh and this one was definitely the most difficult but also the strongest machine to date [dual x5680 @3.3GHZ 6-core] --- I have everything working except sound (Ethernet is provided by the AppleIGB kext) -- the sound chip is a Realtek 888 7.1. Using Chimera did not work most of the time so I went with Clover this time. During boot I see lots of sound assertion errors etc....in 'about this Mac' I see Intel HD audio with various in/outs but there is no output device in system preferences. Curiously, sometimes it says audio ID as 892, sometimes 885, sometimes 887. This install required a basic (non-patched) DSDT in the ACPI folder in clover. This motherboard doesn't have an HDEF or AZAL section in the dsdt --

I have to run Snow Leopard for certain applications but I also have a Yosemite install on the same computer (boots with the same clover install)---I know that the clover alc patch should work for Yosemite but is there any solution for snow leopard? It seems that for those of us having to maintain legacy hackintoshes that our options and our access to help is dwindling (for good reason I understand)------ I can upload my dsdt if requested or any other table from my ACPI. \

Any hope WORKING ONBOARD audio (alc 8888, clover boot, 10.6.8) ---if not, no worries, it is a Pro Tools computer and I can use the interface(s) though I prefer using Ableton with onboard audio ---




basically the question is --- is it possible to get realtek 888 7.1 working in Snow Leopard via Clover boot?
 

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Hi, I am running a yosemite built with your configuration (h8dah + x5680@3.3GHZ 6-core), but I have a problem booting with any video card in PCI slot 2 (x16). I am able to boot only if i plus the video card in slot 4 (x8). I am using chimera now, but I would like to install sierra with clover. At that point I would like to try your DSDT if you can help me :D

Thank you,
E
 
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I have built my seventh hackintosh and this one was definitely the most difficult but also the strongest machine to date [dual x5680 @3.3GHZ 6-core] --- I have everything working except sound (Ethernet is provided by the AppleIGB kext) -- the sound chip is a Realtek 888 7.1. Using Chimera did not work most of the time so I went with Clover this time. During boot I see lots of sound assertion errors etc....in 'about this Mac' I see Intel HD audio with various in/outs but there is no output device in system preferences. Curiously, sometimes it says audio ID as 892, sometimes 885, sometimes 887. This install required a basic (non-patched) DSDT in the ACPI folder in clover. This motherboard doesn't have an HDEF or AZAL section in the dsdt --

I have to run Snow Leopard for certain applications but I also have a Yosemite install on the same computer (boots with the same clover install)---I know that the clover alc patch should work for Yosemite but is there any solution for snow leopard? It seems that for those of us having to maintain legacy hackintoshes that our options and our access to help is dwindling (for good reason I understand)------ I can upload my dsdt if requested or any other table from my ACPI. \

Any hope WORKING ONBOARD audio (alc 8888, clover boot, 10.6.8) ---if not, no worries, it is a Pro Tools computer and I can use the interface(s) though I prefer using Ableton with onboard audio ---

Can you tell me what OS X you have installed? I want to get Clover and Sierra working on my supermicro x9dai and it's is not showing a lot of hardware: missing ram, missing cpu type. I would even try a chameleon boot method if that works. I can get it to see all the hardware with chameleon and mavericks but it wont boot with anything higher in chameleon. I can help you with the sound issue. I need to get the usb going. My contact information is on my profile on this site, thank you, Nick


basically the question is --- is it possible to get realtek 888 7.1 working in Snow Leopard via Clover boot?
 
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I have built my seventh hackintosh and this one was definitely the most difficult but also the strongest machine to date [dual x5680 @3.3GHZ 6-core] --- I have everything working except sound (Ethernet is provided by the AppleIGB kext) -- the sound chip is a Realtek 888 7.1. Using Chimera did not work most of the time so I went with Clover this time. During boot I see lots of sound assertion errors etc....in 'about this Mac' I see Intel HD audio with various in/outs but there is no output device in system preferences. Curiously, sometimes it says audio ID as 892, sometimes 885, sometimes 887. This install required a basic (non-patched) DSDT in the ACPI folder in clover. This motherboard doesn't have an HDEF or AZAL section in the dsdt --

I have to run Snow Leopard for certain applications but I also have a Yosemite install on the same computer (boots with the same clover install)---I know that the clover alc patch should work for Yosemite but is there any solution for snow leopard? It seems that for those of us having to maintain legacy hackintoshes that our options and our access to help is dwindling (for good reason I understand)------ I can upload my dsdt if requested or any other table from my ACPI. \

Any hope WORKING ONBOARD audio (alc 8888, clover boot, 10.6.8) ---if not, no worries, it is a Pro Tools computer and I can use the interface(s) though I prefer using Ableton with onboard audio ---




basically the question is --- is it possible to get realtek 888 7.1 working in Snow Leopard via Clover boot?
Everyone on this page contact me please via my contact information so we can work together on the best build for supermicro systems. I have the x9dai system with 2 XEON's (6 core). You can contact me by my profile information. I hope we can all help each other. I have a fix for the audio, and everything on Mavericks or lower, via chameleon boot. In clover I am having challenges in sierra. Nick/Mister Photon
 
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Everyone on this page contact me please via my contact information so we can work together on the best build for supermicro systems. I have the x9dai system with 2 XEON's (6 core). You can contact me by my profile information. I hope we can all help each other. I have a fix for the audio, and everything on Mavericks or lower, via chameleon boot. In clover I am having challenges in sierra. Nick/Mister Photon
Did you try booting 10.11>12 with the configuration i shared with you?
 
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Everyone on this page contact me please via my contact information so we can work together on the best build for supermicro systems. I have the x9dai system with 2 XEON's (6 core). You can contact me by my profile information. I hope we can all help each other. I have a fix for the audio, and everything on Mavericks or lower, via chameleon boot. In clover I am having challenges in sierra. Nick/Mister Photon

Would love to know your solutions for audio on this board -- but not voodoo HDA-- too noisy
 
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The strange thing about this board is that according to Clover the HD audio controller is a 3a3e (alc1200/888) according to windows device manager the audio controller is an 888--(whilst using the 886 codec) -according to Linux codec dump -- also an 886. I have gotten as far as seeing devices in system preferences that even change between headphones and speaker if I insert the jack -- but still no sound. No sound assertion errors but no sound nonetheless -- VoodooHDA worked but that is such a band-aid solution. (Note: this is all in 10.6.8)

Even the newest Clover ALC patches do not work with this motherboard (10.10 +)--- probably speaking to no one in a dead thread but maybe there is hope out there........


****Codec Commander fixed this issue****** 04 2019
 
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Try posting in the Post Installation->Audio forum.
 
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