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Hi,

I got my Point of View 8400GS 512 mb PCIe 2.0 running on 10.6.8 64 bit

So far only method that partially works is editing plist in NVDANV50Hal.
I've tried all the methods mentioned here but there is no way to get DVI and VGA work simultaneously.

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>y</string> No difference

<key>device-properties</key>
<string>[EFI string generated with OSX Tool]</string> No difference

NVEnabler64.kext + NVinject.kext a lot of lines during boot ending with "Failed"

n.b. Chameleon is set up to use org.chameleon.Boot.plist so I've made all changes there instead of in com.apple.Boot.plist.

Can someone help me out here?

GeForce 8400 GS:
Chipset Model: GeForce 8400 GS
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x10c3
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 70.18.FF.00.A4
Displays:
ASUS VW193D:
Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Display Serial Number: 79LMTF004629
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Rotation: Supported
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected <<<VGA DLP beamer connected!

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Have you tried setting display-cfg in NVEnabler or Chameleon?

There's also this kext which is reported as working with both outputs, it's i386 only but you can get NVCAP from it
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=139203

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Have you tried setting display-cfg in NVEnabler or Chameleon?

There's also this kext which is reported as working with both outputs, it's i386 only but you can get NVCAP from it
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=139203


As far as I know, I've tried every method there is. Until now I can chose either for fully working DVI or DVI + VGA without qe/ci (all resolutions). If I understand the issue correctly, my card has a different display layout.
What I probably need is a correct NVCAP not an edited kext or something like that.

PROBLEM SOLVED! it was vncap issue

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Hi,

I just swapped my Point of view 8400gs with PNY 8400GS and after editing nvdan50hal.kext got it fully working after first reboot. But now it comes, after second reboot system stalls at PCI configuration begin despite npci=0x2000

any ideas?

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Edit the Info.plist file, for example

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist
and insert the ID of your card into IOPCIPrimaryMatch key, for example
0x06e410de 0x011010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x017010de&amp;0xfff8ffff
0x017910de 0x018010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x018810de 0x018910de 0x020010de&amp;0xfff8ffff
0x025010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x028010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x030010de&amp;0xfff8ffff
0x031010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x031910de 0x034910de 0x05e010de&amp;0xfff8ffff
0x05f010de&amp;0xfff0ffff</string>
_linenums:0'><key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x06e410de 0x011010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x017010de&amp;0xfff8ffff0x017910de 0x018010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x018810de 0x018910de 0x020010de&amp;0xfff8ffff0x025010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x028010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x030010de&amp;0xfff8ffff0x031010de&amp;0xfff8ffff 0x031910de 0x034910de 0x05e010de&amp;0xfff8ffff0x05f010de&amp;0xfff0ffff</string>
After saving and closing the file, repair it's permissions
sudo chown 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist
sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist
Repeat the procedure for kext NVDANV40Hal or NVDANV50Hal, depending on your card's model, and run this command to have the kexts cache updated
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions


I'm on 10.8.3 vanilla, my screen is stuck on 1280 x 1024 resolution and I get flicker and slow response when banner ads are loading or when mouse pointer hovers over the scroll bar...(CI or QE??)

I've tried to do this but my NVDAResman.kext and NVDANV40Hal.kext both don't have an info.plist file inside. I've tried using kexts from other computers which have the info.plist but the screen signal fails during boot-up.

I've used the EFI hex code in boot.plist and that got me some recognition in the system info utility app. but it did nothing for the graphics problem.


575]Asus GeForce GT 210:


575] Chipset Model: Asus GeForce GT 210

575] Type: GPU

575] Bus: PCIe

575] PCIe Lane Width: x16

575] VRAM (Total): 1024 MB

575] Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

575] Device ID: 0x0a65

575] Revision ID: 0x00a2

575] ROM Revision: nVidia GeForce 210 OpenGL Engine [EFI]

575] Displays:

65]Display:

65] Resolution: 1280 x 1024

65] Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

65] Main Display: Yes

65] Mirror: Off

65] Online: Yes



Could anyone assist me please?





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