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No, they didn't. They started new topics and I moved them here. But I suppose you are right, I am too soft and I should simply delete topics which don't follow the guidelines: Search before posting! Read the blessed stickies!


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No you are doing right. Better to move them here where they can get help. Otherwise they will just post over and over.

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No you are doing right. Better to move them here where they can get help. Otherwise they will just post over and over.


Thanks for your feedback, rogabean, I really appreciate it :P

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anyone get the gt210 512mb card to work with qe/ci? i cannot do it. i have 10.6.2 and tried graphicsenabler=y, but nothing seeems to enable it

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anyone get the gt210 512mb card to work with qe/ci? i cannot do it. i have 10.6.2 and tried graphicsenabler=y, but nothing seeems to enable it


Have you read through the two pages prior about how to create an EFI string and NOT use GraphicsEnabler=y as I have found that com.apple.Boot.plist option to NOT work for this card? With a proper EFI string generated from custom nvidia in osx86tools and your own NVCAP values taken from card's ROM file QE/CI work great on this card.

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Guod (and anyone else still having issues):

You won't see QE/CI information in Profiler.

You will know it's working by the obvious things: translucent bar up top, RSS screensaver available to you, ripples adding dashboard widgets.

Did you create your own EFI string using OSx86Tools? I highly recommend this method. Also did you get your own NVCAP values. Do NOT use any of them listed in the tool. Also when creating your own EFI string make sure you select Custom. You will be naming your card so that's up to you.

As far as choppy video, well there are other factors here at work like your system's ram, CPU. So I can not say what your problem is specifically without more information, but I can tell you that properly creating your own EFI string and making damn sure that GraphicsEnabler is NOT in your com.apple.Boot.plist is very important. If that line is in there your EFI string will not work and the card may be detected as a generic 512MB nVidia card, but only kinda working. This card hates that option from all of my testing. Also I recommend that you are running 10.6.2 as all of my tests with 10.6 and 10.6.1 produced questionable results at best.

Also just a note for people who have PM'ed me. Please keep it on this thread so that others may benefit from the conversation.


i had no idea my thread was moved here. thanks for the info. ill make the custom efi when i get back and post results

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Can someone give me somewhat step by step guide to get my GTX 260m working on my Hackintosh. I got it to get a 1680x1050 resolution which is my native resolution. The thing is though Chipset Model is Unknown and all the way at the top says Unknown as well. Vendor ID is NVIDIA and Device ID is 0x0618.

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well osx86tools did not seem to input my strings and stuff to the boot.plist so would I just edit it manually?

Currently the plist looks like this
[codebox]<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string></string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
</dict>
</plist>
[/codebox]
would I change it to look like this?
[codebox]<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string></string>
<key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>
<key>@0,compatible</key>
<string>NVDA,NVMac</string>
<key>@0,device_type</key>
<string>display</string>
<key>@0,name</key>
<string>NVDA,Display-A</string>
<key>@1,compatible</key>
<string>NVDA,NVMac</string>
<key>@1,device_type</key>
<string>display</string>
<key>@1,name</key>
<string>NVDA,Display-B</string>
<key>NVCAP</key>
<data>
BAAAAAAAAwAIAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=
</data>
<key>NVPM</key>
<data>
AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==
</data>
<key>VRAM,totalsize</key>
<string>0x20000000</string>
<key>device_type</key>
<string>NVDA,Parent</string>
<key>model</key>
<string>nVidia Geforce GT 210</string>
<key>name</key>
<string>display</string>
<key>rom-revision</key>
<string>nVidia Geforce GT 210 OpenGL Engine [EFI]</string>
</dict>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
</dict>
</plist>
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and as far as the code, where do it put the info from the ROM file? 0400000000000300080000000000000700000000

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Can anyone upload this gt200 drivers again ?

Because I can't find this channel in the #irc

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EVGA GeForce 210 - I tried to make this a separate thread, but the mods moved it here. It's basically what I posted before, but maybe a little more straightforward.[Edit]

Frys has these for $35 after $15 mail in rebate.

It doesn't seem to work with GraphicsEnabler.

I used osx86tools to make a custom EFI string, with
BAAAAAAAAwAQAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=
as the NVCAP, and while in 32 bit mode, ATY_init.

This got me QE/CI, and dual monitor support, although the VGA only works right if the DVI is also connected, so the NVCAP may not be exactly right.

Oddly, when I switched to 64bit, ATY_init didn't load, but I still had QE/CI for a few boots. Eventually it broke. So then I exported the efi string in xml format, and just copied the extra keys from the nvidia section of ATY_init's info.plist file into my efi string xml, imported it back into osx86tools to turn it into an efi string again. Seems to work pretty well now.

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Can anyone upload this gt200 drivers again ?

Because I can't find this channel in the #irc


Why would someone make new gt200 drivers when Snow Leopard already has them?

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Guod:

when you created a custom efi string in osx86tools... it goes like this:

select custom from the list of graphics cards... type a name for the card.... select your ram amount... for NVCAP select custom and paste in the values you got from NVCAP using your rom file... this will generate a plist and some hex code below.. the hex code is what we want.

this long hex code goes into your com.apple.Boot.plist file as such:

<key>device-properties</key>
<stringHEX CODE HERE</string

make sure the GraphicsEnabler is not in this file.

Does that clear it up?

The only reason we would ever need be concerned with the plist it generated is if you needed to use more than EFI string like I did.

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well osx86tools did not seem to input my strings and stuff to the boot.plist so would I just edit it manually?
....
and as far as the code, where do it put the info from the ROM file? 0400000000000300080000000000000700000000




the com.apple.Boot.plist would look like this
(I filled up my string with zeros - you have to create your own one !!!! ):



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=x86_64</string>
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>7202000001000000010000006602...00000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000f0000000000000000
00000000....4e5644412c506172656e74</string>
</dict>
</plist>



--and don't forget : You have to update to the last Version 1.0.150 of osx86tools' gfx string creator

best regards mondi

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thanks for all the help guys. I think i am getting close. I took out nvinject, nvenabler, and natit.kext from the extenuation folder, repaired permissions, edited the plist file, repair permissions and rebooted. I get to a blue screen with no cursor or boot. Then nothing happens. I can still boot into safe mode without a problem. Do I need to use this efi string in conjunction with a kext? I thought the efi string was the driver. Here is a look at my plist file..what did I do wrong?
[codebox]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=x86_64</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>740200000100000001000000680200000d00000002010c00d041030a010000000101060000010
101060000007fff04001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000002d
0000006e5669646961204765466f72636520323130204754204f70656e474c20456e67696e65205b4
546495d22000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b0000
00646973706c6179100000004e005600430041005000000022000000d38d34d34d34d34d34d37d34d
3cd34d34d34d34d34d34d3bd34d34d34d340e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973706c
617914000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d411
00000006d006f00640065006c000000190000006e5669646961204765466f72636520323130204754
0e0000004e00560050004d00000020000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
0000000000014000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61
792d4220000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5
644412c4e564d6163220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730069007a006500
0000080000000000002020000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c0065000
0000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616322000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f0074
0079007000650000000b000000646973706c61791c0000006400650076006900630065005f0074007
9007000650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e74</string>
</dict>
</plist>
[/codebox]

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I get a blue screen like that if I try to only use the VGA out. If your monitor is VGA, hook it up to the DVI port with an adapter.

Your boot.plist looks right to me.

I can use the VGA if I also use DVI, so dual screens work, but VGA by itself was a no go for me. Something must be up with the NVCAP I think, even though I'm almost certain that the one I'm using is the correct one for this card.

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I get a blue screen like that if I try to only use the VGA out. If your monitor is VGA, hook it up to the DVI port with an adapter.

Your boot.plist looks right to me.

I can use the VGA if I also use DVI, so dual screens work, but VGA by itself was a no go for me. Something must be up with the NVCAP I think, even though I'm almost certain that the one I'm using is the correct one for this card.


IT WORKED! thanks for all of the help guys. I think im starting to get all this plist stuff and understand how it all works..thanks again for all your help.

now I can play HD video, use Iwork and itunes does not have any mouse lag.

thanks!

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I have a GTX 295 Co Op and on a Gigabyte X85 UD5 MB with a core I7 295 Hackintosh just built and I was trying to follow the steps to get the Nvidia driver working. One of the first problems I encountered was the Nvidia driver package would not install beacause it said I already had current driver solution in place. I opened the package and installed the individual file packages contained within. Then I proceeded with the rest of the steps at first making the mistake of rebooting early then attempting to start over. In my desperation I also tried the NVDarwin ktext.

My question is how would I go about starting over from scratch and two how can I get the intial NVDriver to install without complaining?

PS I spent over four hours just trying to track down the two files, the rapid share links didn't seem to work and I'm so new to irc I didn't know how to configure the server to connect to. :D

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I have a GTX 295 Co Op and on a Gigabyte X85 UD5 MB with a core I7 295 Hackintosh just built and I was trying to follow the steps to get the Nvidia driver working. One of the first problems I encountered was the Nvidia driver package would not install beacause it said I already had current driver solution in place. I opened the package and installed the individual file packages contained within. Then I proceeded with the rest of the steps at first making the mistake of rebooting early then attempting to start over. In my desperation I also tried the NVDarwin ktext.

My question is how would I go about starting over from scratch and two how can I get the intial NVDriver to install without complaining?

PS I spent over four hours just trying to track down the two files, the rapid share links didn't seem to work and I'm so new to irc I didn't know how to configure the server to connect to. :(


i have a question as i have the exact same setup as you, i am almost done the build and will be ready to insatll SL.
i was wondering how do you install osx and the kext and everything else if i dont have the card install?
i mean i am running 295 coop with the ga ex58ud5, is ther a way to boot in safe mode to change the stuff? i am kinda wondering how it will be when i first install it...
a bit nervous as it seem very complicated and i dont have another card than the gtx 295...

if anyone can clarified this would be nice...

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Sweet! That's really exciting. Glad I could help.

IT WORKED! thanks for all of the help guys. I think im starting to get all this plist stuff and understand how it all works..thanks again for all your help.

now I can play HD video, use Iwork and itunes does not have any mouse lag.

thanks!



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The card will work but you will be severly limited, only one resoultion is allowed on my 1080pi Samsung monitor and it is less than the native resolution. If you are doing an installation from a retail image on a USB key it should go fine. The ktext thing got me at first too, the easist method to install ktext files I have found was to get the Ktextutil and drag the actual ktext onto the utility. If you are doing it manually you will have to go through several steps. Be careful not to install ktexts that are not correct for your system especially things like NVInjector.

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The card will work but you will be severly limited, only one resoultion is allowed on my 1080pi Samsung monitor and it is less than the native resolution. If you are doing an installation from a retail image on a USB key it should go fine. The ktext thing got me at first too, the easist method to install ktext files I have found was to get the Ktextutil and drag the actual ktext onto the utility. If you are doing it manually you will have to go through several steps. Be careful not to install ktexts that are not correct for your system especially things like NVInjector.


i see... thanks..
is there a site will all the kexts that i might need?
another question is about efi string...any light on how to work it, just simple basic of it?
abit confuse there too...





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