Edit: These instructions should work on a lot more cards than just an X800 XL. If you get your card to work with these instructions, add the card model that you own to this thread. You also need to be running OS X 10.4.4 or 10.4.5 (or have the ATIRadeon9700 set of Extensions from that version of OS X). Please do not ask me for those files as I cannot legally redistribute them.
It would be a good idea to backup your entire Extensions directory before proceeding just in case you royally mess up anything.
sudo cp -R /System/Library/Extensions /System/Library/ExtensionsBackupEnter your password when prompted.
In order to do some of these steps more easily, we're going to run TextEdit and HexEdit in Super User mode. This will save you having to learn nano, vi, or any of those other terminal-based programs.
For TextEdit, open a new window in Terminal. Copy and paste the following:
sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEditEnter your password when prompted.
For HexEdit, things are a little bit more tricky, especially because HexEdit doesn't come on the computer.
HexEdit 2.00 at MacUpdate
It's in a .sit archive, and since OS X no longer comes with Stuffit Expander, you'll have to download that, too.
Stuffit Expander 11.0 at MacUpdate
After you've downloaded and extracted HexEdit, drag HexEdit Release into your Applications folder. Open up another window in Terminal, and copy and paste the following:
sudo /Applications/"HexEdit Release"/HexEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/HexEditEnter your password when prompted.
Now you have two simple editing utilities set up with some pretty advanced power. Until you close them, they have the potential to harm protected files.
Part 1, Callisto Installation
I used b006 for installation purposes. It's available on Omni's new website.
After extracting b006, Look in the folder for CallistoHAL.kext. Right-Click on this file and go to Show Package Contents. Double click on Contents, and then drag Info.plist to TextEdit in the dock.
<key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x41501002&0xffffffff</string>and change it to
<key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x554d1002&0xffffffff</string>Make sure you replace 554d with whatever your specific Device ID is, which is avaliable in System Profiler, and then save and close the file.
Open up another Terminal window, and type (or copy) this into Terminal:
sudo -s cd <Drag in the directory where the Callisto .kext files are at> chown -R root:wheel Callisto* chmod -R 755 Callisto* cp -R Callisto* /System/Library/Extensions/ rm -f /Library/Preferences/com.apple.window* rm -f /Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.window* rm -f /Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.pref* rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcacheEnter your password when prompted
Reboot your computer and make sure you can set new resolutions before continuing.
Part 2, QE/CI Installation
Jump back to the top and re-open TextEdit and HexEdit as described.
I performed this while my system was still at version 10.4.5. Newer .kext files may not perform the same.
Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions, locate ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin, right-click and go to Show Package Contents. Double click on Contents, and then drag Info.plist to TextEdit in the dock.
<key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IONDRVFramebuffer</string>and change it to
<key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>CallistoFB</string>Save and close the file.
Open up another Terminal window, and type (or copy) this into Terminal:
sudo -s chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin/ chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin/Enter your password when prompted.
Now for the hex editing part. Edit: If your card's device ID is listed anywhere in the bottom of this post, you are probably finished. If it is, restart your computer and check before continuing.
Note: The following does the SAME thing as the "Koverg" patch. However, I was never able to get the Koverg patch to work automatically for me, so I performed the following:
Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions/ locate ATIRadeon9700.kext, right-click and go to Show Package Contents. Double click on Contents, and then drag Info.plist to TextEdit in the dock. We'll come back to it in a minute.
In your Finder window, go inside the MacOS folder, and then drag ATIRadeon9700 to HexEdit in the dock. In HexEdit, Go to Find->Find & Replace.
Under Find, type in
3d 60 5b 00 00Under Replace, type in
3d 4d 55 00 00
If you did not have the same Device ID as me (0x554d), you need to swap each half. For example, if my card had a Device ID of 0x1234, I would put in the Replace box "3d 34 12 00 00".
Set the Matching to Hex, and hit Find Next/Find Previous to make sure that there are two occurrences of this in the file. Once you're sure there are two occurrences and that your Device ID is correct, go ahead and click on Replace All. Go ahead and save your changes and exit HexEdit.
Go back to TextEdit and scroll down thru Info.plist
<key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>.... 0x5b601002 ....</string>and change it to
<key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>.... 0x554d1002 ....</string>replacing 554d with your Device ID.
Save and close the file.
Open up a fresh Terminal window, and type in the following:
sudo -s chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700.kext/ chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700.kext/ rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcacheEnter your password when prompted.
Go ahead and restart your computer. Check System Profiler, and you should have QE/CI working, complete with mouse tearing. I'll leave you to the Search feature to figure out how to turn that off.
The following information was relocated from post #96.
If you're interested on whether or not your Device ID is already contained inside of the Info.plist file or in the file you need to HexEdit already, here's a list, with an (approximate) graphics card equivalent. If your card's Device ID matches the first list, you probably don't need to mess with ATIRadeon9700.kext; if it matches the second, I would not touch it at all.
ATIRadeon9700.kext/Contents/Info.plist .0x3E501002 RV380 0x3e50 [Radeon X600] .0x3E541002 RV380 0x3e54 [FireGL V3200] .0x41441002 R300 AD [Radeon 9500 Pro] .0x41481002 R350 AH [Radeon 9800] .0x41501002 RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] .0x41521002 RV350 AR [Radeon 9600] .0x4A481002 R420 JH [Radeon X800] 0x4A491002 R420 JI [Radeon X800PRO] 0x4A4A1002 R420 JJ [Radeon X800SE] 0x4A4B1002 R420 JK [Radeon X800] 0x4A4C1002 R420 JL [Radeon X800] 0x4A4D1002 R420 JM [FireGL X3] .0x4A4E1002 M18 JN [Radeon Mobility 9800] .0x4E441002 Radeon R300 ND [Radeon 9700 Pro] .0x4E481002 Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] .0x4E501002 RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] .0x4E541002 M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] .0x4E561002 M11 NV [FireGL Mobility T2e] .0x5B601002 RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] .0x5B621002 RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] .0x5B641002 RV370 5B64 [FireGL V3100 (PCIE)]Those dots signify I could find them inside the ATIRadeon9700.kext/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeon9700.
ATIRadeon9700.kext/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeon9700 0x5B601002 RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] 0x5B621002 RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] 0x5B641002 RV370 5B64 [FireGL V3100 (PCIE)] 0x3E501002 RV380 0x3e50 [Radeon X600] 0x3E541002 RV380 0x3e54 [FireGL V3200] 0x4A4E1002 M18 JN [Radeon Mobility 9800] 0x4A481002 R420 JH [Radeon X800] 0x41441002 R300 AD [Radeon 9500 Pro] 0x3E501002 RV380 0x3e50 [Radeon X600] 0x3E541002 RV380 0x3e54 [FireGL V3200] 0x4E541002 M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] 0x4E481002 Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] 0x4E501002 RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] 0x4E441002 Radeon R300 ND [Radeon 9700 Pro] 0x5B601002 RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] 0x4E561002 M11 NV [FireGL Mobility T2e] 0x5B621002 RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] 0x5B641002 RV370 5B64 [FireGL V3100 (PCIE)] 0x41501002 RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] 0x41521002 RV350 AR [Radeon 9600] 0x41481002 R350 AH [Radeon 9800]These are grouped according to what other numbers I found them near.