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I finally got QE/CI working on my AGP GeForce 7600GS 256MB, but now I can't see the text in menu's. It just shows the translucent border, but no text. Only when I close the menu, I can see whats in the menu. Also, when I move my mouse over the translucent menu, some black spots appear, usually near the top. I really have to guess where I'm clicking, so some help would be appreciated.

I installed my GPU using this guide: http://forum.osx86sc...php?f=10&t=2297

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Zephyroth 10.5.2
AMD 3200+
ASUS A8V-MX (K8M800)
1 GB 400 MHz DDR RAM
ASUS GeForce 7600 GS Silent
IDE 60GB Western Digital HDD

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You will probably need to update to 10.5.3 to sort this out if you have not already.

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Is there not another fix? I'm kinda scared of upgrading to 10.5.3 (I'm now using 10.5.2). I'm been trying to get OSX to work for over week now, and I've finally managed to get it to work properly (except for this error).

Also, the error seems to have changed a bit. It now displays fully black menu, whitout text or anything. Here's a screenshot:

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I had the exact same problem, all I did to fix it was update to the latest version of Natit.

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errandwolfe: could you please give me your natit.kext? I've tried using new versions, but they don't seem to work.

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Gah, I tried errandwolfe's natit.kext, but still no luck. Anyone else who knows a solution?

EDIT: I've already tried NVinject 0.2.1, but that gives me the same problem.

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I'm sure this error has something to do with QE/CI, because before I had these working, I could see my menu text just fine. Maybe I should edit something in the kext files?

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I've now disabled QE (CI still hardware) and my menus are drawn correctly again, but I really want both QE and proper menus...

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I had a problem with my laptop that caused the same problems as you have. For me to solve it I updated the IntelGMA950 kexts and it fixed the problem.
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@ styxie -- i have the same problem.. everything is fine (with menues but not with resolution :))until i install NVinstaller..when i boot up again after installation menues are white(though i did not experiance the "black" menues problem)..i can see inside of them for jus a second when they are closing..

i'm a mac noob so please post how did you disabled QE and if you have any luck in resolving this problem complete.. --> bad english, sorry :)

my specs are

Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Q6600 - go steppin @ 3Ghz
2 Gb of RAM
Point of view - Geforce 9600 GSO (it's same as 8800 gs)

i thought that the GPU is the problem cause of odd memory - 384 RAM, and 192 bit interface but now i see you have the sam problem on "more standard" GPU. and it is not AGP or PCI-E only problem..hope we will sort this out!

if i find something ill post it here for shure! :D

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Here it says how to disable QE. This way you will have a higher resolution than 1024x768, but all the animations are choppy

http://www.macosxhin...040724190553112

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Here is my report.
I can't describe how white menus appeared.
At the beginning I had GF8600 MSI 256Mb, and EVERYTHING was ok.
Then I've bought new Gigabyte 9600GSO and simply switched the cards. As a result white menus appeared. Then I tried to add my ID, but problem was not solved. Then I tried to delete NVInject, but my PC couldn't start at all givin me kernel panic.
I've installed fresh Kalyway 10.5.2 without VGA drivers. Then tried to install Graphics Update but no luck. Then I've installed 10.5.3 Combo Update (BTW Shutdown doesn't work again) and redolution changed and was fine but no QE/CI. Then I installed NVInstaller 5.1 beta with 256Mb Vanilla config and IT HELPED!
Now EVERYTHING works JUST FINE!


found this here on forums!

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I'm having this exact same issue with a 10.5.2 (iAtkos v2.0i) installation on my new Acer 6920G laptop. It's got a GeForce 9500M GS, so I tried NVinstaller v.41 to get display card support. Everything seemed to be great, with full native resolution of 1366x768 (it's got a 16" screen :D ), but no text in the menus! :D

Anyone solve this yet?

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Nope still nothing. If you use the link I posted earlier you can get menu text, only no Quartz Extreme support, so the animations (Expos, Spaces, etc.) will be laggy.

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i've done it..with the same procedure as I posted couple of posts above..fresh installation of 10.5.2 kalyway, then 10.5.3 kalyway combo update and then NVInstaller v51! everything works!

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Still no-one with a solution?





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