May 4, 2012
If anyone is interested in getting the new Version 2 motherboard that supports the Ivy Bridge processors here is what Shuttle is doing:
Fee: upgrade fee will be $40.00 (shipping not included, customer has to handle sending in and ship out cost)
- Customer has to call our tech support for a case# at 1-626-820-9000. Then customer has to apply for a RMA# on our website using the case# that they get from our tech support. Link to RMA page.
- Our RMA department will issue a RMA# for customer to return V1 MB (MB must be returned in good condition, no physical damage will be accepted).
- After received customer’s return board, we’ll charge $40 + shipping then ship out V2 board to customer.
This info is for Shuttle in the United States.
Not a bad price for an Ivy Bridge motherboard, even with shipping costs both ways.
Only bad thing is you’ll be without your machine for a week or so.
April 6, 2012
I found an AMI BIOS DSDT for the Shuttle SH67H3/7, peterhaas says it works with Snow Leopard and Lion 10.7.2.
Here is the link to the DSDT. Maybe, this DSDT can be used to fix the Audio using the ALC888 AppleHDA.kext so we can have native sound. This kext can only be used in Lion 10.7.2/.3. I’m going to give it a try when I have the time. If anyone else can get it to work before I can, let us know.
April 6, 2012
Without a DSDT for this board, I finally got the Audio to work using VoodooHDA 2.7.2 and I installed the modified AppleHDA.kext 2.13.
I have restarted this 5 times now and no KPs have occurred.
I tried using the VoodooHDA 2.7.3 and got a panic everytime, even with the modified AppleHDA.kext 2.13 or the AppleHDA Rollback, that some people have said stopped the KPs on the H3/7.
January 24, 2012
Here is what I’ve concluded regarding the Asmedia USB 3.0 problem.
The NEC/Rensas USB 3.0 driver that is included in MultiBeast is causing the “shutdown” problem on the SH67H3/7.
So, we still need an Asmedia USB 3.0 driver for Mac, for all to work perfectly.
Right now, here are your choices:
1) Working USB 3.0 ports, with a shutdown problem
2) Don’t install the NEC/Renasas driver, no USB 3.0 ports working, but hackintosh shuts down properly
As I’ve stated before, I have access to the source code for the Linux Asmedia USB 3.0 driver, but need someone to convert it to Mac. If anyone has the ability to do this, please let us know, so we can all experience some JOY here.
January 11, 2012
There is a firmware update for the Asmedia USB 3.0 that can be installed on the H3.
The update only works with Mac OS X Lion and must be installed through Windows. I did test it on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and it definitely does not work. So, I’ll be upgrading to Lion very shortly.
You can use the NEC/Renesas USB 3.0 driver in Multibeast.
Here is the download link for the firmware update.
November 20, 2011
I ran the live Macbuntu from the flash drive I created on the SH67H3.
It worked perfectly, all drivers were there, including the Asmedia USB 3.0 and the sound worked perfectly.
This is based off the Natty 11.04 version of Ubuntu.
So, if you want a system with all working components and the Mac UI interface and no kernel panics, this is the one.
November 12, 2011
Here are the links I used to create a Live Distribution of Macbuntu and install it.
To create a flash drive installation go to the Pendrivelinux website. Just follow all the instructions there, it was very easy.
This gives you the ability to run Macbuntu or what ever distribution you want on your PC to see how you like it before you install it on the hard drive.
I installed this on a Shuttle X50V2 model and amazingly it had all the drivers I needed for that model.
If you decide you want to install on the hard drive, there is an icon on the desktop that you can use to install it. The only thing you do have to do on the Shuttle X50V2 model is go into the BIOS and change the WiFi and Webcam to “always on” to get them to work. The setting for these are under the “Power Management” tab. Then I did have to download and install a Webcam software.
I’m going to try this on the Shuttle SH67H3 model to see how well it works on it. There are linux drivers for the Asmedia USB 3.0 chip and I’m sure the RealTek sound driver is there also.
I’ll post the results when I’m finished.