Hackintosh: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Lost Audio
I upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and all went well except for my audio. I lost sound on my hackintosh. I was quite pissed because being a total noob in the HACKINTOSH arena, I didn’t know where to begin my search to resolve my issue. A tip for those still on anything below 10.6.8 and thinking about upgrading, use the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo Pack. Don’t bother with the “Software Update” selection built into OS X.
You can also reference my short guide to updating Snow Leopard 10.6.6 to 10.6.8.
I turned to Google but didn’t exactly find what I was looking for. That is until I looked at the specs of my motherboard’s audio chipset. I found out the chipset is Realtek ALC888B. So I began my search with “hackintosh Realtek ALC888B” then “hackintosh Realtek ALC888B no audio”.
This finally got my audio back up and running…which got my audio working right away without reboot. Let’s hope the fix ‘sticks’.
“Introducing ALC8xxHDA.kext, a single combined LegacyHDA replacement for Realtek ALC888, ALC887/888b, ALC889, ALC885/889a, and ALC892 high-definition audio codecs. In order to initiate audio, this driver must be combined with a DSDT from the DSDT Database or HDAEnabler. For any codecs other than the native ALC885/889a, AppleHDA Rollback must also be used. All options now available in the latest MultiBeast.
To update from an existing MultiBeast LegacyHDA + AppleHDA rollback:
- Delete LegacyHDA from /Extra/Extenisons
- Open MultiBeast
- Select ALC8xxHDA + AppleHDA Rollback + System Utilities