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OS X 1.11b0 (BETA) Bug Reports

Discussion in 'MAC OS X Driver' started by Eugene Gavrilov, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

    Please post your bug reports on 1.11b0 driver here.

    Please do NOT ask why Leopard is not supported. This version is for SnowLeopard ONLY.

    E.
  2. Oxtie

    Oxtie New Member

    01. kX Manager and AC97 NOT working (6 users)
    02. "Work Perfectly" (2 users)
    03. VMWare Fusion AND VirtualBox does not work with kX (2 users)
    04. 1.3b0 not working on 10.5.6 (1 user)

    There were many feedback of this driver @ IMF (insanely mac forums). I took the headlines (repeated problems) to first post for quick summary.
  3. infraction

    infraction New Member

    I've just tried this new one, don't know whether it's just me but the volume sounds increasingly loud compared to the windows emu driver I have to turn the single channels far down in audio midi setup otherwise it just clips my speakers.

    I'm pretty sure the last driver wasn't as loud. Anyone else get this?
  4. Moopha

    Moopha New Member

    Îòâåò: OS X 1.11b0 (BETA) Bug Reports

    Hi, Eugene!

    Got 10.6.2, SB Live! 5.1

    1. kX Manager and AC97 NOT working, even in 32-bit mode (.app properties)
    2. Some flickerings from speakers
    3. When using SoundFlower w/AU Lab for multichannel 5.1 audio, sound sometimes crashes, should re-launch SoundFlower.

    But anyway, nice work, stay tuned!
  5. Igor10k

    Igor10k New Member

    doesn't work for me at all =(
    mac os 10.6.2
    audigy 4
    says that no device is found.. tried restarting, fixing permissions.. no luck..
  6. PhunkMaZ

    PhunkMaZ New Member

    Snow Leopard 1.6.0 (64 Bit)
    SB Live! 1024 Player (CT4760 10k1)

    Driver works like a charm :)
  7. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

    Îòâåò: Re: OS X 1.11b0 (BETA) Bug Reports

    1. he-he. kxmanager does =nothing=. absolutely nothing.
    ac97 will only work for people with ac97 codec on their live/audigy
    it is quite rare thing these days

    4. of course. will only work on 10.6

    I doubt I will support 10.5: I don't have it anymore

    E.
  8. Oxtie

    Oxtie New Member

    Re: Îòâåò: Re: OS X 1.11b0 (BETA) Bug Reports

    I don't have 10.6 (i got my system running osx through distros preloaded with drivers). Installing 10.6 will be pain :evil: not all my hardware is 10.6 compatible or has drivers like 10.5. Maybe your guide might help me in someway :)
    ( Full solution for Zotac IONITX Atom 330 for 10.6.x SL - InsanelyMac Forum )

    i thought those kx manager or ac97 must be something like kX mixer (kxWinDrv) assuming others thought the same :p Anyways, I'm ok with the cool 1.3b0
  9. Igor10k

    Igor10k New Member

    i was messing up with the system, reinstalled it and played with kexts a bit... at some point kx output showed up in system preferences... maybe it was some kext that blocked it, dunno... now everything works like charm... all 4 speakers... thanks a lot!

    ваще не знаю если тут можно на русском, но скажу и так - спасибо, Женя =)
  10. username42

    username42 New Member

    Driver installs and works great initially. I have a SB Audigy 2 ZS with 10.6.2 btw.

    After about a good 2 or 3 minutes of use, faint crackles begin to start, then become heavier and eventually overtake the quality of the sound. Shortly after this the card is unable to produce any sound at all. It's almost like a slow death. Works great, then after persistent use, breaks down until you cant hear anything, and stays like that until reboot.

    edit: quick workaround is to launch console and kextunload/kextload the driver after failures, saves from having to reboot.

    edit2: the workaround seems to last for a while, its been a few since I used the command to reload the driver. Doesn't seem to be a time specific bug, but more random if anything. I'll keep this log updated.

    edit3: I should rather say the bug is not random, the sound pretty much fails after about 8 or 10 minutes; then requires a kextload-kextunload to get the sound working again. Sort of annoying, but livable. It'll be awesome when this bug is fixed. I wish I knew more about programming this sort of stuff otherwise I would help!
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  11. TheKezReturns

    TheKezReturns New Member

    Yes I have reported this before here.
    I am now convinced it is a scale issue as with volume on minimum it is way too loud but volume maximum doesn't get much louder. The only workaround for me is to use shift-alt-volume keys to adjust the volume in quarter increments. So 0.25 (out of 16.0) is about all my ears can handle. There may be a register for it somewhere we can chagen with edspctrl but i've yet to find it. (havent really tried to hard though :)
  12. v_g

    v_g New Member

    Privet Eugene, Hello everybody!

    My system:
    - kx driver 1.11b0 (also was tested with 1.3b0 driver)
    - Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.1 in 32bit mode (boot from Chameleon)
    - SB0350 (Audigy 2 ZS)
    - EM8960 (EMU 1616)
    - EMU\Creative sounds cards used separately

    Results:
    - "EMU 1616" working: channels 1-2, 2-3, 4-5 and SPDIF sounds audio (tested using Soundflower and AULab). SPDIF supply correct clock and it recognized by external hardware (tested with Lexicon MX300)
    - No sound in "Audigy 2 ZS" (tested after physically swapping with EMU1616 PCI card, not simultaneously)

    But, when "edspctrl" launched, sound appears from all 8 channels for a moment (1-2 seconds) and then gone leaving noticeable background phone\noise. It can be reproduced on every "edspctrl" launch.

    Logs shows that Audigy 2 ZS device recognized:
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- kX Software Abstraction Level Library init ---
    version: 5.10.00.3550 - debug
    Copyright °Z Eugene Gavrilov, 2001-2009. All rights reserved.
    Library Compiled Oct 22 2009, 16:30:01
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] Hw PCI device: dev: 41102 sub: 20051102 rev: 5
    PCI: resources: io:cc00 irq:0
    Hw PCI location: bus: 6h dev: 2h func: 0h (invalid under 98se)
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] card name: 'SB0350 10k2 [cc00]'
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] initializing kX HAL...
    ...
    kXAudioDevice [HAL] --- Library init completed ---​

    How to troubleshoot it?

    BTW: stupid question #1: Is SPDIF in EMU1616 linked to channels 1-2?
    BTW: stupid question #2: To which physical output channels 7-8 are routed in EMU1616?

    Thanks, really cool driver for a cool system!
  13. SergejKiller

    SergejKiller New Member

    kX Manager and AC97 are NOT working due to broken permissions in /Application/Utilities/kX.
    do chmod & chown to fix them
  14. dave lynne

    dave lynne New Member

    Installed kxdrivers 1.11b. dmg on mac osx 10.6.2. Have emu 0404 pci card(this is a windows cpu P5KC mac is third osx on front drive for now)all set up in windows. has recognised pci 0404 and in audio and midi settings have speaker settings but no sound on test. I am completely new to mac.I recently installed erthernet card to get broadband up and working in mac works fine and recognises usb no probs just no sound . I am presuming this is a driver problem . I also have Realtek on board hd audio. should i disable this or would it be easyer to installed semi pro card with mac drivers. Any help or advice would be greatfully received.
    Dave Lynne
    bingo!!!!! type in 'edspctrl' in terminal ,i know have sound and i am receiving sound to my speakers: Edidol MA-15D ,, from the optical output of my EMU 0404 pci card " top job eugene".
    Next i dont have a Daw installed yet. and there no kx editor i can see ? or do you use terminal to set this up?
    i am not up on programing, but i just read some basic on linux and how to use terminal. I need some Guidance or direction as where to look.
    ps i will be donating this has saved me a knew semi pro sound card.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  15. Naoru

    Naoru New Member

    hackintosh (asus commando, c2d e6300 oc'd, 2g of ram)
    OS X 10.6.3, 64 bit
    SB0100 (detected as SB0102, just like in Windows)
    works fine oob

    driver sets SBLive as a default sound output device on system load, êàêáå ãîâîðÿ î òîì, ÷òî ïîñòàâèë äðàéâåð - èçâîëü èñïîëüçîâàòü. that annoys sometimes, but as SBLive sounds much better than ALC1988B, i'll use it right until purchasing something really cool. :3
    kX Manager and AC97 doesn't load. [fxd]
    another bug found: SIDPLAY plays only in left channel while onboard soundcard plays both.
    no mono output?..

    êñòàòè, êòî-íèáóäü çàìåòèë, ÷òî OS X çâó÷èò àáñîëþòíî ïî-äðóãîìó?
    ïðîâåäÿ àíîíèìíûé îïðîñ ñðåäè çíàêîìûõ ñ ðàçíûìè êîíôèãóðàöèÿìè îáîðóäîâàíèÿ, ÿ ïîëó÷èë åäèíîãëàñíûé îòâåò, ÷òî â ìàêîñè âûñîêèå ÷àñòîòû ìÿã÷å, à ìèäáàññ íàñûùåííåå.
    ïëàöåáî, íå?
    íèêòî íå áûë â òåìå çâóêîâûõ õîëèâàðîâ. ëþäåé, ìÿãêî ãîâîðÿ, ýòî íå èíòåðåñîâàëî.

    sorry for my russian <33
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  16. Naoru

    Naoru New Member

    well, can you post exact terminal commands for dummies?

    EDIT:
    chown root:wheel /Applications/Utilities/kX
    chmod 755 /Applications/Utilities/kX

    and it's done.
    thanks.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  17. Duich

    Duich New Member

    AW: OS X 1.11b0 (BETA) Bug Reports

    Audigy 2 ZS, sound "works" i use the digital output, but i dont get any digital signal, i have sound, but its not digital(z-5500 encoder say that)
    next problem i cant open the kx Manger...nothing happen when i double click it
  18. mousex888

    mousex888 New Member

    should be: chown -R root:wheel /Applications/Utilities/kX
    chmod -R 755 /Applications/Utilities/kX
  19. wind315

    wind315 New Member

    eugene, sorry . my english is so pool .

    my system: 10.6.4 64bit , Audigy 2 zs

    1. kX Manager and AC97 NOT working
  20. cotom

    cotom New Member

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    me too, SB Audigy 2 ZS.
    But i got the same problem when i used the lion.

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