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MAC OS X Driver kX driver for Apple OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard)

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Old Sep 10, 2008, 12:23 AM   #1
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OSX driver 1.1b0 released (BETA)

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1.1b0 (BETA) version is finally out.

Changes:

* Fixed noise after 4-8 minutes
* Changed audio channels mapping, you no longer need to remap rear/center+sub channels in 'Audio MIDI Setup'
* Changed volume sliders: added mono 'master' slider, added volume controls for channels 3-8
* Fixed Leopard issue with notification sounds

Features:
* 16-bit and 24-bit playback on most 10k1/10k2 cards
* supports up to 8 speakers (configure speaker configuration in OS X 'Audio and MIDI' panel)
* should support SPDIF and headphones outputs, if applicable
* supports external modules (LiveDrive)
* supports hardware volume control and mute

Unimplemented:
* recording
* SPDIF/AC-3 passthrough
* 16/24-bit recording
* kX DSP and routing, no custom DSP effects, SDK and API
* hot-plug for PCMCIA device (Audigy2 ZS notebook) - surprise removal will probably cause a lock-up or kernel panic
* any sampling rate except 48000Hz not supported, OS X uses built-in SRC, which is quite good

Known issues:
* E-mu E-DSP cards are supported, but their FPGA firmware is not uploaded by default. If you are using Hackintosh, you will need to install kX driver, ensure audio is OK and reboot into OS X, this way FPGA firmware will be preserved and you will get audio.
* When installing under Leopard, you may need to reboot after you run the installer, because leopard won't load driver KEXT file

Download link:

kXAudioDriver-1.1b0.dmg

Please post your bug reports here.
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I also updated our 'Donation' page. Thanks to CEntrance, Inc., the company I'm currently working for, it is now possible to donate by using any VISA or MasterCard card. Just follow this link and 'add to cart' kX Driver Donation item. You will be able to choose the amount of money you wish to donate and proceed to check-out.

Russian users may also with to donate by using WebMoney or Yandex.Money systems. Detailed information is found here.

And I would like to thank people who have already donated to the project!

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Old Sep 10, 2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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* When installing under Leopard, you may need to reboot after you run the installer, because leopard won't load driver KEXT file
does manually loading the kext via the terminal after installation work?

EDIT: frontpage article posted linking to here
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yes, kextload should do the trick after Leopard finished updating its kext cache

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yes, kextload should do the trick after Leopard finished updating its kext cache

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EEK!

Just reporting here Eugene, i have been using the driver for the past 5 hours or so, not any single problem so far yet.
Everything seems to be working perfect.

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Audigy 2 Platinum // Leopard 10.5.4 Intel

Thank you very much.
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Just reporting here Eugene, i have been using the driver for the past 5 hours or so, not any single problem so far yet.
Everything seems to be working perfect.

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Audigy 2 Platinum // Leopard 10.5.4 Intel

Thank you very much.
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same here for just a bit over a hour,

1820m 10.5.4 Intel

Thank You Very Very Very Much Indeed

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Does anyone know if support for currently unsupported cards are coming in the future (ie. Audigy SE)?

Thanks and keep up the great work Eugene!!!
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Поскажите пожалуйста работает ли с EMU 0404 PCI


Tell me please, 1.1b0 working with Emu 0404 PCI or not?

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Does anyone know if support for currently unsupported cards are coming in the future (ie. Audigy SE)?

Thanks and keep up the great work Eugene!!!
no, because the Audigy SE is not a true 10k2 card, kX will almost certainly not support it. (Same for the Audigy LS, Audigy Value and Live! 24Bit)
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emu 0404 pci

does anyone know if the emu 0404 pci card works with the new driver also can u record with logic with the new driver thanks for your help please respond thanks
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Blaster 5.1 vx con't work, why?
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Emu 0404 pci not work Why?
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Eugene, can you help pls.

You say you fixed a Leopard issue with notification sounds. My integrated HDA has a problem with (OSX86) Leopard notification sounds, but NOT with the latest ToH/XnuStage kernel. Do you know if this was a kernel related issue/bug?
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integrated HDA? you mean onboard sound? if so it's not supported by kX...
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Re: OSX driver 1.1b0 released (BETA)

Hi Eugene,

First of all, I've known KX drivers since the project was practicaly started but I never thought you could pull this off for mac, respect for that bud!

After some testing the 1.1b0 seems the most stable for me (as well as many other users it seems)

I have only one issue and that is the wake up from sleep without sound issue. Using S1 sleep mode is not an option for me so I'm forced to keep using my onboard for now.
The sound quality is much better vs my onboard ALC889a but that might be due to the fact that I'm directly connected to my Audigy 2 ZS and only using the line outfrom onboard to line in subwoofer.
The volume is too loud like most user mention which gives clipping and distortion but that is easely fixed by tweaking the volume settiongs in various apps.

For me this driver is good to go as soon as the wake up issue is fixed. Can't wait to watch my vids in full surround.

Thx again for this project Eugene!
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