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This is a list of known 3rd party, independently developed drivers for OSx86 which aren't shipped with the Standard OSx86 Installation DVD. So feel free to add your own tested and working drivers.

If you don't find a driver for your device, you may also try to patch an existing kernel extension to add support for your device.


[edit] Audio

Device Manufacturers Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits
AC97 All AC97 implementations 10.4.5
[1] Sound tends to come out of left speaker only on some chipsets. Was recompiled from public Darwin source thx to macgirl. NOTE: 10.4.8 JaS has native Support macgirl
Almost Any All Audio implementations 10.4.8
[2] This is a driver which works with almost every sound card. Worked with two computers of mine when any other driver did not recognize them. Machine
C-Media 8738 Various CMI8738 cards like Terratec Aureon 5.1, Genius Soundmaker Value 5.1, Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1, M-Audio (Midiman) DiO 2448 and onboard incarnations 10.4.1
[3] Audio input is currently not implemented. SPDIF and analog out are fully supported.
The source has been released under a 'BSD like' license.
C-Media 8738 Various CMI8738 cards like Terratec Aureon 5.1, Genius Soundmaker Value 5.1, Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1, M-Audio (Midiman) DiO 2448 and onboard incarnations 10.5
[4] Audio input is currently not implemented
Creative ES1370/1371, CT-5880 Creative PCI128 and VMWare sound emulation 10.4.3 and later
10.4.7 (Tested)
10.4.8 (Tested)
[5] Sound shuttering reported from users yet it works. maxxuss
Echo Digital Audio AudioFire 2,4,8,12 and Pre8 10.4 and later
10.5 and later
Intel HDA Audio Sigmatel 9223 10.4.8 and later
10.4.9 (Tested)
[7] Line In, Line Out (2ch), Mic In, SPDF. TARUGA
Intel HDA Audio Realtek ALC882 and bunch of Sigmatel ie: 9200, 9225 10.4.8 Kernel 8.8.1 Only(Tested) Have a try! [8] Line In, Line Out (stereo), Mic In, SPDF TARUGA
Intel HDA Audio Realtek ALC262 10.4.8 and later (Requires AppleAzaliaAudio.kext) [9] Line In, Line Out (stereo), Mic In Alfred
Intel HDA Audio Realtek ALC262_XXX 10.4.8 and later (RequiresTaruga's patcher) [10] Line In, Line Out, (stereo), Mic In, SPDF bronxboyXXX
Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O Firewire 10.4.8 [11] Everything works perfectly, have just a problem with bundeled plugins and cubase 4 but audio works like heaven. Install Universal Binary drivers from the site, Fully Working. (Not tested ADAT in/out and wordclock) everything else works like a charm. Focusrite
M-AUDIO DELTA SERIES PCI • M-Audio Delta 44 (verified)

• M-Audio Delta 66 (verified) • M-Audio Delta 410 (verified) • M-Audio Delta 2496 (verified) • M-Audio Delta 1010 (works for some) • M-Audio Delta 1010LT (verified) • Terratec Phase 88 / EWS88MT / TS88PCI (tested only on EWS88MT) • Terratec EWX2496

10.5.8 [12] doesn't support multiple card stacking M-Audio
M-AUDIO M-AUDIO FastTrack USB 10.4.5 [13] FastTrack USB being detected as USB Audio Devices. also most M-AUDIO products include drivers or support CoreAudio with OS X drivers M-Audio
M-AUDIO M-AUDIO Quattro USB 10.4.8 [14] Detected as M-Audio Quattro. includes CoreAudio M-Audio
M-AUDIO Midisport 2x2 10.4.6 [15] Just the drivers from M-Audio website and install. Fully working. M-Audio
M-AUDIO Midisport 4x4 10.4.6 [16] Install the MacOSX Driver from the M-Audio Website. Fully working. M-Audio
M-AUDIO Firewire410 10.4.8 [17] Grab the latest driver from m-audio.com doesnt work off of the CD.Start the utility from system preferences before opening any sound apps. M-Audio
RME RME Fireface 800 10.4.6 [18] Fireface 800 mac driver works straight away, fully working RME
Presonus Firepod 10.4.7 [19] No dirver required. Fully working. Presonus
SiS SiS7012 10.4.6
[20] Antiben
TASCAM US-428 USB Midi/Audio Controller 10.4.5 [21] original driver for Intel Macs, work also on AMD Systems. Full working Midi Controller and Soundcard with 2 ms latency Tascam
ATI-IXP Audio ATI X200 and IXP150 chipset soud controller 10.4.3-10.4.7 [22] Beta driver, Sound on 0x4370 and 0x4341 chipsets ATI AUDIO
Terratec Terratec Phase 88 Firewire/FW 10.4.6 [23] Original drivers from manufacturer. Work perfectly. You might need to restart your Phase 88 after installing to get it to work. Terratec
Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) PCI-424 Card (PCI/PCI-X version) and Applicable Interfaces (tested with 24I/O and 2408mk3) 10.4.8 [24] Stock MOTU drivers for OS X version 1.1.0. Working: MOTU Audio Setup applet, CueMix Console, CoreAudio (tested in Cubase SX Works as a system audio device - all apps that output audio (such as QuickTime 7.0, iTunes 7.0.2) work fine. * PCI express version not working for either Gigabyte GI945GMH-RH or Asrock Conroe945G-DVI mobos, 1.1.0 or 1.1.1 drivers * MOTU
Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) MIDI TimePiece AV USB MIDI Interface (via USB connection) 10.4.8 [25] Stock MOTU drivers for OS X version 1.35. Working: ClockWorks, CoreMIDI (tested in Cubase SX MOTU
Universal Audio UAD-1 DSP Card (PCI version) and Powered Plugins 10.4.8 [26] Stock drivers for OS X version 4.5.0. Working: UAD Meter applet, card configuration, all plugins (tested in Cubase SX Universal Audio
Emagic Unitor 8 MK II 10.4.9, 10.5.0 [27] You need the Universal EmagicUSBMIDIDriver.plugin file from the 7.2 Logic Express Installation Disc. Mount the Logic Exp 7.2.dmg and use Pacifist to extract the file and install to the /Library/Audio/Midi Drivers folder. Open Audio MIdi Setup and the Unitor 8 MK II should be there. Probably also works for the AMT8, and MT4. This file isnt easy to get unless you have a Logic install disk so i posted it on rapidshare. I dont use Logic! Tested with Reason 4.0. Works! djparada78, Apple, [28]
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[edit] SATA

Device Manufacturer Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits
nVidia nforce 4 chipset 10.4.8 [29] This is the installer for SATA support on nforce 4 chipsets. Huge thanks to Bikedude, Medevil, and whoever else helped with this effort

[edit] ATA

Device Manufacturer Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits
Marvell 88SE6111 10.5.3 [30] This is a modified kext version of "AppleVIAATA.kext" supporting Marvells ATA/SATA chip 88SE6111 used by Asus P5K-SE mainboard for example. Huge thanks to podarok.
Marvell 88SE6145 10.5.3 [31] This is a modified kext version of "AppleVIAATA.kext" supporting Marvells SATA chip 88SE6145 used by some mainboards. Huge thanks to podarok.
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[edit] Graphics

Device Manufacturer Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits
nVidia NV10,NV20,NV30,NV40 family
and, NV50!
[32] Beta2 has full 2D hardware acceleration supported
no QE/CI yet, but coming soon
HUGE THANKS FLIES OUT TO np_, gave hope for the hackintosh community but Titan and Natit kext now supports QE/CI, even dual screen support.
ATi could be R100-R400 and perhaps some of the R4xx series, Radeon mobility 9600 128mb 10.4.4
development stopped omni,U're our hero though exited
ATi for X1600 and X1800, and perhaps some of the X1000 series. Does not support X1400. 10.4.4
[33] Working just like the original ATINDRV with resolution change, DVI support, QE+CI and no artefacts! omni is our hero for finding the information, and boris for merging them :) thanx goes to Neophus for the installer
Intel,Via,Ati for AGP users having video speed issue due to the lack of AGP recognization under OSX 10.4.6
[34] Work in progress, works fine for AMD Via Chipset users : as fast as under XP ! thanx goes to Joblo
ATi ATI Radeon® 9250 256MB PCI Card 10.4.8 [35] Works fine plug and play, resolution defaults to 1024X768 but can be adjusted to video cards full resolution M|ck / Coolninjas / Anthony Novak
ATi ATI Radeon® HD 3200 10.5.8 [36] and [37] (install both!) Lets you change the resolution to any resolution supported by video card. Thanks to Dong / play736 / lebidou
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[edit] Network

Device Manufacturers Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits

linksys it needs to be broadcom

Attansic Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T 10.5.2 [38] This network device is integrated in some ASUS Motherboards.
Post #342 on the given link contains zipped package for automated install.
Most reports indicate that entering Sleep mode 'kills' the network controller (you need to restart to regain network functionality).
Coding: DaemonES, MadInt
Packaging: Jimmy Mallmann
ALi ALi/ULi 5261 5263 100Mbit Ethernet 10.5.4 [39] Also known as the ALi 1567, this chip is found on some ASRock motherboards. Should be hardware-compatible with the linux 'uli526x' driver. thanks to orByte
Intel Intel® 82540EM Ethernet port 10.4.8 [40] will run nativly without additional .kexts or drivers Credit: M|ck
Intel Intel 2200bg/2100/3945/4965 WiFi card 10.4.6
[41] closest thing to install note[42]</
Credit: {Please fill in the tnx X100 the guy in my name
Intel Intel PRO/100 VE 10.4.8


Broadcom Broadcom Card (Model 570x, Gigabit Integrated Controller 10.4.6
Thanks to humanmx and RaVeN and Feriba
  • BCM5754
  • BCM5754M
  • BCM5755
  • BCM5755M
  • BCM5787
  • BCM5787M
  • BCM5906
  • BCM5906M
10.6.X [45]

[46] (for BCM5906M only)

Marvell / 3Com Marvell Gigabit Ethernet (88E8001)
3Com 3C940/3C940B
D-Link DGE-530T
[47] Current version .02d
May have to edit the DeviceID lines in the Info.Plist depending on the chip used
Thanks to m.musashi for porting the Linux skge driver
several Linksys 100tx v4 plus others 10.4.3
JAS 10.4.8
[49]10.6.3 (32bit)
open source Tulip driver compiled for 10.4.3
nVidia nForce3/4 LAN 10.4.3
[50] Works perfectly on Asus K8N nForce3 250, easy to install. planetbeing
VIA Via Rhine II Ethernet adapter 10.4.7
[51] Works in Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7310 laptop. Just drag and drop the kext to ext. folder, fix permissions. No need to use the included install scrpit.
May need setting full-duplex manually.
Huawei Huawei E220 HSDPA USB Modem 10.4.8 [52] Tested on Lenovo 3000 V100 laptop on 10.4.8
You need to set username, password and number to dial (usually *99#) manually but hey, it works!
Please follow instructions provided in DMG-file.
Provided by: Nicolas Grison <grison AT mac.com>
Posted by: Maciekish <m AT maciekish.com>
ASIX ASIX AX88772 USB 2.0 Ethernet (Nintendo Wii USB-2-LAN adapter) 10.6 embedded ?? [com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEthernet (2.0.9)] Tested on Acer aspire 3810TZ on 10.6
Works out of the box!
Provided by jtsop
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[edit] Peripherals

Device Manufacturer Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes
USB/Bluetooth mouse 10.5.8 SteerMouse
Logitech Control Center 2.0 - 2.1 - 2.1.3 for USB Keyboard and Mice

Logitech LX500/501 cordless desktop set

[53] Logitech Control Center 2.0 for USB devices. Disables mouse acceleration. Also disables FrontrowPass driver, so watch out if you use FR
Microsoft Intellitype
[54] and [55] Bluetooth devices are unsupported with theses drivers
Razer Pro/Click mouse driver 1.6.5 10.4.8 [56] the driver also works for diamondback mice (possibly for all Razer mice)

[edit] Other

Device Manufacturer Supported Devices OSx86 versions tested Link Notes Credits
Apple Power Management for Laptop Batteries 10.4.5
[57] Driver to display battery icon with remaining time and charge indicators Thanx to keithpk for fixing this bundle
Intel or AMD CPU Clock and Voltage throttling 10.4.6 [58] Driver to automatically scale CPU clock and voltage according to load (stops your laptop's fan whirring full speed all the time) Niall Douglas, phb, keithpk
ALPS Touchpad Driver 10.4.5
[59] ALPS Touchpad driver for laptops, including tapping, edgescrolling and more Many thanx to phb!
Hewlett-Packard Printer 10.4.8 [60] Officejet G55 Printer Driver installed,works fine, other available Unknown
Unknown Front Row Pass driver 10.4.5
[61] Driver to bypass the need for Apple remote control to run frontrow. Read the link for instructions Unknown
Wacom Tablet Drivers 10.4.5
[62] Unibin drivers for Wacom Tablet Products (tested with Graphire2 and Graphire4 and 10.4.6 - Fully Workin' Unknown
Defyne.org Multimedia input device drivers  ?? [63] Unibin drivers for dvb cards, not tested at present. defyne.org (& dorin for finding it)
USB Webcams many usb webcams 10.4.9 [64] you need ichatusbcam
YAMAHA UX16 USB-MIDI interface 10.4.8 [65] new universal driver from YAMAHA! powers up when you open prefpane in system preferences migz

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