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This time i followed this way and it worked 80%. Got my CI/QE working but still cant run any games. BUT vlc and DVD player works fine. Getting there i suppose. I also tried loading NVinject but it will change my Ram from 1GB to 512 . How is your status tazs ?



Are you using DVI port ? if it's, then try analog.. games will work fine

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I am using VGA never use DVI. Thanks Tazs. Which kext you need ? Sorry im kind of a newbie. That is a very good news. Hope to hear from you soon.

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I wanted to add:
a ) a big Thanks for compiling these drivers, they worked great for me.

b ) My device was the BFG nVidia GeForce 9400 GT 512MB version PCI express 2 ( if anyone wants to know.)


System Info: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R,
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4Gb OCZ PC 8500 RAM

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I wanted to add:
a ) a big Thanks for compiling these drivers, they worked great for me.

b ) My device was the BFG nVidia GeForce 9400 GT 512MB version PCI express 2 ( if anyone wants to know.)


System Info: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R,
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4Gb OCZ PC 8500 RAM


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will you tell me how did you do it? I Have iDeneb Leopard 10.5.6 installation and have same card as you but I get always the black screen. or may be you tell me which drivers to select from the installations list during the settup Leopard 10.5.6 (iDeneb).
many thanks.

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i got graphics working 100% yesterday and i figured out that the kernal panics where from a bad amd updater i got off of piratebay

but zip your kexts and upload them to mediafire and post the link and i will work it them and i think i can get yours working 100% too Oh and Download the pref pane called "Secretes" http://secrets.blacktree.com/ and go to the system tab on the left and scroll down and enable quartz open Gl and Disable Beame Sync


Hi tazs. Still suffering from this problem here. Are you still around ? Just need to know which kext you need. Thanks for your time dude.

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I personally used NVdarwin rather than NVinject as it automagically displays the model of GeForce, but I had to edit RAM string for 512MB RAM.


I'm confuse...
I saw that you have a 512mb GFX.
Did you flashed it using NVFLASH ( by upload a modified ROM to the GFX) ?
If you didn't flashed the GFX - how much GFX-RAM did VESA reported ? ( at darwin screen ) ?

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thanks macnutty. Finally get my card working with your driver! My system:

AMD X2 4400+
J&W 780G
Asus Geforce EN9400 GT
Voodoo 9.5 kernel

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Hi,

i think about buying this passive 9400 with dvi + hdmi:

Gainward BLISS GeForce 9400 GT, 512MB DDR2, VGA, DVI, HDMI, PCIe 2.0


Does anyone here in the thread use 2 DIGITAL monitors on a 9400? i dont want to use the vga port, but the DVI and the HDMI at the same time for 2 monitors.

thanks you all :)

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hey I have an EVGA GeForce 9400 GT 512Mb as well and no dice... anyone had success with this card and want to share the knowledge? any help is appreciated thanks

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Thanks to everyone who has posted information and help in this thread..

Unfortunately after trying pretty much every option, I was unable to get QE working on an ASUS EN9400GT 512MB with iPC 10.5.6. I tried:

-EFI string alone (Created in OSX86Tools, saved to XML, modified NVCAP which was extracted from the cards BIOS, loaded in EFI studio to get hex)
-Macnutty's drivers (modified and unmodified, NVInject caused crash on boot)
-NVIDIA 9000 series drivers installed (both modified and unmodified plists)
-EFI string and NVIDIA 9000 series drivers
-NVInject (caused crash on bootup, couldnt get working)
-NVDarwin (worked but no QE)
-NVKush (worked but no QE)

So I went and bought a cheaper ASUS EN8400GS but still had trouble getting to work. EVENTUALLY got QE working with NVIDIA 9000 series drivers and NVDarwin installed.

I can now install Logic!!!

I'll keep checking back to see if people have more luck because I'd still like to use the 9400...

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Thanks to everyone who has posted information and help in this thread..

Unfortunately after trying pretty much every option, I was unable to get QE working on an ASUS EN9400GT 512MB with iPC 10.5.6. I tried:

-EFI string alone (Created in OSX86Tools, saved to XML, modified NVCAP which was extracted from the cards BIOS, loaded in EFI studio to get hex)
-Macnutty's drivers (modified and unmodified, NVInject caused crash on boot)
-NVIDIA 9000 series drivers installed (both modified and unmodified plists)
-EFI string and NVIDIA 9000 series drivers
-NVInject (caused crash on bootup, couldnt get working)
-NVDarwin (worked but no QE)
-NVKush (worked but no QE)

So I went and bought a cheaper ASUS EN8400GS but still had trouble getting to work. EVENTUALLY got QE working with NVIDIA 9000 series drivers and NVDarwin installed.

I can now install Logic!!!

I'll keep checking back to see if people have more luck because I'd still like to use the 9400...


white poney post your defice id and i will make you some kext's i finally have this kext making thing down 100%

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Thanks Taz, It's worth a shot!

Device ID: 0x064110de

NVCAP: 04000000 00000300 0c000000 00000007 00000000

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dude your my hero ^_^

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The problem I have is if I switch inputs on my TV, then go back to my Mac input, I end up with a blue screen.

Hi,

Please could you or someone explain how switch inputs?

I would like to see my movies on tv but dont found out how do that.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks Taz, It's worth a shot!

Device ID: 0x064110de

NVCAP: 04000000 00000300 0c000000 00000007 00000000


ok im done rember you must have 10.5.5 or higher for this to work!!!!

http://www.mediafire...php?y0eyiytno1w

install them with kexthelper b7

then repair permissions with os x 86 tools

then clear kext cache

then reboot and they should work

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I have the same issue as whitepony.

My inno3D 9400GT has exactly the same device id and NVCAP.

Using the Kexts (v1.5.34) from tazs_10, it is still listed as Unknown NVIDIA card but apparent all functions are supported.

Attached File  System_Profiler.png   45.03KB   200 downloads

I did the XBench test and check in OpenGL Extensions Viewer and it seems everything is working.

Attached File  inno3D_9400GT.txt   541bytes   120 downloads

Please see attached screen capture.

Attached File  OpenGL_1.png   91.49KB   103 downloads Attached File  OpenGL_2.png   126.61KB   94 downloads Attached File  OpenGL_3.png   71.96KB   83 downloads

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Tazs - They worked!! Thanks heaps...

I get the same 'Unknown NVIDIA Card' as KennyW but QE works which means Logic still works! Would an EFI string fix the Unknown Card?

Thanks again!

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I find that replacing the NVDarwin.kext with NVinject.kext gives the same performance but correct identification by System Profiler.

Attached File  System_Profiler.png   45.24KB   174 downloads

For your per use.

Attached File  NVinject.zip   9.55KB   202 downloads

If it doesn't work, swapping Display-A with Display-B and vice versa in the info.plist of NVinject may do the trick.

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has anyone have the shutdown problem? i have fully working gainward 9400gt 1gb but i cannot shutdown(i mean turn off the power) after shutdown sequence. it just stops and i have manually switch it off. any ideas?

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Tazs - They worked!! Thanks heaps...

I get the same 'Unknown NVIDIA Card' as KennyW but QE works which means Logic still works! Would an EFI string fix the Unknown Card?

Thanks again!



humm i wouldent recomend it becouse most times it will over ride the kexts but you can play around with it maby you can get it working


But im gona try the nvinject that was posted by KennyW


- The Injector that KennyW used works so use his kext and make shure to deleat the nvdarwin kext





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