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How to support Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 512M in kalyway Leopard 10.5.2


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litroncn

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Hi all,

This is the first time to install Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 to my PC.

my system specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600@2.4GHz
Motherboard : GIGABYTE P43-DS3
OS: Leopard 10.5.2 (kalyway)
Mem: Kingston DDR2 800
GPU: ELSA 9500GT(G96)
NC: Realtek 8168
Sound: ALC888
HDD: 500GB SATA WD Caviar & 1x750GB SATA WD Caviar
CD-ROM: BENQ DVD-RW (IDE)

I burn the Kalyway_Leopard_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd.iso image install to a DVD, print the message waiting for boot devcie when booting.I use a IDE to USB transmitter, install the Leopard on my PC successfully.
Thanks to the google, I find the right driver for the ALC888, but I have not find the way to make my graphic card work properly.

I googled and read many posts about how to make the leopard to support nvidia grahphic card, there are many ways, so I am confused.

Solution 1:
1. Uninstall / Delete NVinject.kext
2. Install GeForce.kext, NVDAResman.kext and NVDANV50Hal.kext from here (extracts from latest kexts for 10.5.3).
3. Go to System Profiler and note down the 4-digit Device ID for your 9800GX2 (4 digits after 0x.)
4. Now go to DiaboliK's Helpful Files and install NVKush.

http://forum.insanel...o...366&hl=9800


Solution 2:
Using the NVIDIA_9000_Series_Driver_v2.zip
http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry949684

Solution 3:
Using the Nvinject.kext, modify the Info.plist to support grahpic card.

Solution 4:

Using the NVdarwin
http://www.insanelym...hp/t125106.html

Solution 5:
Using the Nvinstaller
http://scottdangel.c...log/?page_id=20


Whats the difference between the solutions ?
Can I make my 9500GT work properly with any solution mentioned above ?

In solution 2: require OSX version 10.5.5, Do I have to update the leopard in order to install NVIDIA_9000_Series_Driver_v2 ?

Which is the right way to make the 9500GT fully work?

Any suggestion will be appreciated !

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At all I can't understand if I've correctely installed it, which of those solutions is better?

I made a complete reinstallation I made the same nvidia driver installation (the second solution) but now it seems to be quiet more scattered, I don't know why!

The first solution with NVKush won't work correctely.

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I spent about a week getting my 9500gt up and running,

kalyway 10.5.2
used the kalyway combo update to 10.5.3
10.5.4 update
finally managed to get 10.5.5 working (long long story)
solution did nothing but nvinject v.52 worked!!!!!

now just sound

only problem is it won't shutdown properly or restart - any ideas

hardware - gigabyte ep43-ds3l
leadtek winfast px9500gt

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With second solution it work without any problem in booting and shutdown it's really fast, but... I can't have the Quartz Extreme (also known as QE ) enabled.

Now I tried with nvinject but it's the same, I got this from System Profiler:
Graphics by NVIDIA:

  Chipset Model:	Graphics by NVIDIA
  Type:	Display
  Bus:	PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:	x16
  VRAM (Total):	256 MB
  Vendor:	NVIDIA (0x10de)
  Device ID:	0x0640
  Revision ID:	0x00a1
  ROM Revision:	NVinject 0.2.1
  Displays:
SyncMaster:
  Resolution:	1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
  Depth:	32-bit Color
  Core Image:	Software
  Main Display:	Yes
  Mirror:	Off
  Online:	Yes
  Quartz Extreme:	Not Supported
Display Connector:
  Status:	No display connected


Enabling the Quartz GL with OSX86tools:
Graphics by NVIDIA:

  Chipset Model:	Graphics by NVIDIA
  Type:	Display
  Bus:	PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:	x16
  VRAM (Total):	256 MB
  Vendor:	NVIDIA (0x10de)
  Device ID:	0x0640
  Revision ID:	0x00a1
  ROM Revision:	NVinject 0.2.1
  Displays:
SyncMaster:
  Resolution:	1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
  Depth:	32-bit Color
  Core Image:	Software
  Main Display:	Yes
  Mirror:	Off
  Online:	Yes
  Quartz Extreme:	Not Supported
  QuartzGL:	Supported
Display Connector:
  Status:	No display connected






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