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GEForce 6.0.6 Kernel Panic on 7xxx Nvidia Cards on 10.6.2


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After blindly updating to 10.6.2 last night, I logged back into the system to see a KP on com.apple.geforce (6.0.6). I was in a tizzy till I found out that there were many having the same problem.

According to Netkas on his blog, 7xxx are reported to have trouble with 10.6.2, and therefore some other hack might come around for it eventually.

Others solved their problem by booting into 32 bit mode, or using NVInjects for 64 Bit. A lot of issues have been reported with using NVInject - including poor GFX performance in VLC etc.

What I did was replace GEForce.kext in /S/L/E with one from 10.6.1 (I took it from my MacBook Pro) and rebuilt the mkext, and voila, on booting in x64 all is fine again. It will do, till someone figures out a better solution. But it seems that days of being on 7xxx series NVidia card are numbered.

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hi man I have the same problem as yours on my Nvidia 7600 I have tried your method without any success using the geforce kext from 10.6.0 ....
Can you please send the one you are using 10.6.1 because I somehow can not extract using pacifist without getting checksum error..
thnx in advance

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hey Indraganzo, sorry that it didn't work - I actually updated all GEforce Kexts and NV* as well. I can upload them to RS and send you the link by PM.

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Same problem here, 7600GT.

So, what's it going to be? Will Apple release a Graphics update or something?

Or we'll just have to upgrade the graphics card? That's just fantastic, the thing I needed right now... ¬¬

Bye!

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hey Indraganzo, sorry that it didn't work - I actually updated all GEforce Kexts and NV* as well. I can upload them to RS and send you the link by PM.

can i also get a copy. thanks. BTW, how did you rebuild the mkext?

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the kext please?

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Hey timdafweak. I tried to put back Geforce.kext and all NV*.kext from 10.6.1 and I didnt get KP, but a pretty beautiful blue screen without mouse. I hope someone to can fux the problem. It can be booted using the SL Boot CD, but without graphic acceleration. I really don't want to buy a new video card. I hope some guru here to solve the problem. Cheers.

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is there any solution without changing the kexts???

maybe some changes in DSDT injection????

thanks for any help

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Another request for the kexts - i had to remove my efi string to get it to boot.

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Could you send me the link too?

Much appreciated :o

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No idea if it is OK to post the RS link here...

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to those who haven't gotten a copy of the 10.6.1 geforce kexts. what i did was download 10.6.1 from apple's website and a program called Pacifist (http://www.macupdate...d/6812/pacifist). i mounted the 10.6.1 and then i opened the 10.6.1 update in Pacifist and went to s/l/e in pacifist and copied all the geforce kexts above to hdd. i ignored the warning about some check that failed and copied the geforce kexts into my s/l/e folder and chmod and chown them. booted up and works. sorry, i'm tired guys. hope that helped.

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I've done the same, and now I don't get KP's, but stuck at 1280x1024.

What are the kexts to replace?

GeForce*.kext ( 5 total ), NVDA40, NVDA50 and NVResman, right?

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[geforce 7600go 256 @ 10.6.2]
edit: as an aside, to get qc/qe working in 10.6.0, before i upgraded, i used nvenabler 64.kext for my graphics card. also, i used this (http://www.projectos...php?showtopic=4) guide to find out which files to add my device id to. sadly, i don't know how to add device id, but chances are if you had qc/qe working earlier, it's probably in one of your old kexts. mine was in an old NVkush kext from the leopard install i used to make 10.6.0.


all i replaced:
GeForce.kext
GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForce8xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForceGA.plugin
GeForceVADriver.bundle

may not have to replace all those, but i guess it couldn't hurt =3

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Hm, Well I replaced the GEForce* kexts and the NV*, and used Kext Utility to recreate the MKexts and voila.

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My mistake!

I wiped the 10.6.2 kexts and put into Extensions folder the ones in 10.6.1 update. The thing is that kexts from 10.6.1 update are not the whole files, they just replace some files from the previous (10.6.0). So what I did is install the 10.6 kexts, then install the 10.6.1. (Using pacifist)

:unsure: dumb me

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good to hear!

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hey Indraganzo, sorry that it didn't work - I actually updated all GEforce Kexts and NV* as well. I can upload them to RS and send you the link by PM.


timdafweak,
Thnx for sending me the files...
When I have Used your kexts;
GeForce.kext
GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForce8xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForceGA.plugin
GeForceVADriver.bundle
NVDANV40Hal.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext
NVSMU.kext

I got my card working under 64 bit mode but with out QE/CI :wacko:
to check if you have QE/CI http://www.insanelym...p...st&p=956995

Then I have come across this post
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1326975
only installing these
GeForce.kext
GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForce8xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForceGA.plugin
GeForceVADriver.bundle

Now I got it working full QE/CI in 64 bit mode ;)

THNX

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That's so strange... I am sure I have QE/CI, after having replaced all I sent you. But, well :wacko: whatever works eh? In the meantime I have ordered a 9800GT off Newegg... seems that the 7xxx support is being stopped under x64 (which is why everyone running 32 bit was able to painlessly update).

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In the meantime I have ordered a 9800GT off Newegg... seems that the 7xxx support is being stopped under x64 (which is why everyone running 32 bit was able to painlessly update).


Since you brought up the subject, what would it be the best graphics card we can get now for our hackintoshes? I'm talking between 120-150$. Are we gonna have to change to ati, since Apple is using them the most?

If anyone has some choices, talk now! I'd love one with passive heatsink, same as the 7600gt i'm using now.

Bye!





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