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Greetings everyone, I've been waiting for months now like the rest of you to get this working on my g73. I'm a little new with the infrastructure of OS it self. I installed the combo update to 10.6.6 and replaced the boot file, I'm having trouble understanding Olda's instructions at this point. Do I copy the extra folder as well in the same location where the boot file is? And I should reboot after that and it should work, correct? Can someone shed some light into this matter for me, I would really appreciate it, thanks in advance!

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Confirming that Mobility 5850 card works with internal display on my laptop (MSI GX640) with native resolution and QE/CI. Haven't tested VGA and HDMI ports though. Great job, Olda!


hello,cre8r

i use the macosx 10.6.4 dvd install by boot think, and install is susscess,that update to 10.6.6.

follow i use the path provide by Olda install the boot and the other file ,but i don't confirming that mobility 5850 in my gx640,the mac show my video card is ati redeon hd5870, but the vram is 256mb, and the resolution is 1024x768, and QE/CI doesn't work.

can you post the step or post the path the help me? thank you very much!!

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Hi guys, as you can see on the picture, my mobility radeon is fully supported in 10.6.6(QE/CI).
1. Install 10.6.6 - do not reboot
2. Install chameleon bootlooder
3. Replace the boot file
4. Create the Extra folder
5. Use ati rom into the Extra folder
6. Use com.apple.Boot.plist into the Extra folder
Restart the computer and your graphics acceleration should be working.

Ati framebuffer in boot file was changed to Nomascus - fb for mobility cards.



can you explain steps 3, 4, 5, 6 in more detail please. like where is the boot file, where to create extra folder etc.

thanks

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hey op, are you able to run two dvi monitors at once from your 5870?

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hello,
my laptop GX640 has the screen resolution 1280x800 with 5850.
how to edit the boot file for this resolution ?
thk

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Ok, now i figured out the steps, but after doing what FB2003 did, it hangs at load screen.

any suggestions?

Asus G73jh btw.

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Ok, now i figured out the steps, but after doing what FB2003 did, it hangs at load screen.

any suggestions?

Asus G73jh btw.


Same here, I tried installing additional kexts, and trying just with chameleon and replacing the files and adding the folder. And I keep getting a kernel panic at loading screen. :)

I wished the other user with the g73 posted how he achieved to boot.. Anyone else out there that would like to share?

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I'll try to explain in some more detail:

First try to get as much as info on your hardware: type of audio chip, motherbord, lan, wifi, etc.

Try to find a DSDT file made for your laptop, this will make it run extra stable and utilizes more hardware.

  • Use ##### to install a fresh retail copy of snow leopard (also use the ##### DVD for first boot into snow leopard)
  • Apply the 10.6.6 combo update from apple.com
  • Start #####, apply ##### OR userDSDT option (if last one place the dsdt.alm on desktop) + system utilities
  • select drivers that you need for your audio/lan/PS2 keyboard and trackpad/wifi
  • select the programs: ShowAllFiles and kexthelper.
  • Apply #####.
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click SHOW
  • Copy Olda's boot file (Post#8)
  • Goto the root of you harddrive, delete the current boot file, paste in Olda's bootfile
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click HIDE
  • Copy Olda's rom file, paste it in the root/Extra/ directory (Post#7)
  • Open the com.apple.Boot.plist currently located in the Extra/ directory (not Olda's plist) with textedit
  • Compare your plist with that from olda's. You'll notice Olda's file contains 2 rows containing useAtiROM and Yes, copy these 2 lines into your plist file (make sure it does nog messes up the structure)
  • Save the plist file.
  • Reboot.


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I'll try to explain in some more detail:

First try to get as much as info on your hardware: type of audio chip, motherbord, lan, wifi, etc.

Try to find a DSDT file made for your laptop, this will make it run extra stable and utilizes more hardware.

  • Use ##### to install a fresh retail copy of snow leopard (also use the ##### DVD for first boot into snow leopard)
  • Apply the 10.6.6 combo update from apple.com
  • Start #####, apply ##### OR userDSDT option (if last one place the dsdt.alm on desktop) + system utilities
  • select drivers that you need for your audio/lan/PS2 keyboard and trackpad/wifi
  • select the programs: ShowAllFiles and kexthelper.
  • Apply #####.
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click SHOW
  • Copy Olda's boot file (Post#8)
  • Goto the root of you harddrive, delete the current boot file, paste in Olda's bootfile
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click HIDE
  • Copy Olda's rom file, paste it in the root/Extra/ directory (Post#7)
  • Open the com.apple.Boot.plist currently located in the Extra/ directory (not Olda's plist) with textedit
  • Compare your plist with that from olda's. You'll notice Olda's file contains 2 rows containing useAtiROM and Yes, copy these 2 lines into your plist file (make sure it does nog messes up the structure)
  • Save the plist file.
  • Reboot.

hello,
my screen is 1280x800 how to change the resolution in the boot file
because when you start OSX my screen flickers. I can change the resolution setting the preference menu but the setting is not retained on reboot.
my 5850m is recognized as a 5870 and I have QE/CI actived.
thank you in advance for your help.

i'm french excuse me for my bad english.

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@stefauresi : try this bootflag in chameleon :

“Graphics Mode”=”1920x1200x32@60Hz”

including the ""

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@stefauresi : try this bootflag in chameleon :

“Graphics Mode”=”1920x1200x32@60Hz”

including the ""


hi,
my screen is on 1280x800
i boot with “Graphics Mode”=”1280x800x32@60Hz” and same result, the screen flickers (hatch)

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I'll try to explain in some more detail:

First try to get as much as info on your hardware: type of audio chip, motherbord, lan, wifi, etc.

Try to find a DSDT file made for your laptop, this will make it run extra stable and utilizes more hardware.

  • Use ##### to install a fresh retail copy of snow leopard (also use the ##### DVD for first boot into snow leopard)
  • Apply the 10.6.6 combo update from apple.com
  • Start #####, apply ##### OR userDSDT option (if last one place the dsdt.alm on desktop) + system utilities
  • select drivers that you need for your audio/lan/PS2 keyboard and trackpad/wifi
  • select the programs: ShowAllFiles and kexthelper.
  • Apply #####.
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click SHOW
  • Copy Olda's boot file (Post#8)
  • Goto the root of you harddrive, delete the current boot file, paste in Olda's bootfile
  • Run program ShowAllFiles --> click HIDE
  • Copy Olda's rom file, paste it in the root/Extra/ directory (Post#7)
  • Open the com.apple.Boot.plist currently located in the Extra/ directory (not Olda's plist) with textedit
  • Compare your plist with that from olda's. You'll notice Olda's file contains 2 rows containing useAtiROM and Yes, copy these 2 lines into your plist file (make sure it does nog messes up the structure)
  • Save the plist file.
  • Reboot.


After following this guide, I'm still currently unable to boot osx into my g73. Anyone with better luck? Idk if i added the two rows from Olda's file correctly, but I pasted them at the end of the boot list without messing the structure of the file itself. Instead of getting a kernel panic, I get a black screen now, the apple loading screen will come up, and after a min or two the screen goes black. I guess that is an improvement in comparison to getting stuck at the loading screen. I booted with verbose and it hangs after DSMOS arrives..but I do not what else I could be missing here.

I would be more than happy to post some logs, if someone can walk me through it. Do i just boot with -v and take a screen shot when it stops loading? Thanks for your time once again.

PS: As far as I know, there are no user dsts for the g73.

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Hi Guys,

This is how mine com.apple.Boot.plist looks:
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Does anybody got the VGA/DVI port working?

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Hi,
I put
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x800x32</string>
in com.apple.Boot.plist and it changes nothing.
where does the problem ?

edit : Yeah is good , with kext LION 10.7 and chameleon hd5000.
Graphics = ok
sound = ok
wifi = nok (intel 5100 agn) you have a solution for me ?
ethernet = ok

installation for GX640 (i5 450M / ati 5850 mobility)

1- install mac os 10,6,3 with atkos s3 v2 (or retail version with #####)
2- install update 10,6,6 no reboot
3- remplace kext 10,6,6 by 10,7 in S/L/E
4- install chameleon hd5000
5- ##### 3,3 , install voodoohda (last version),Lnx2Mac's Installer and system utilities (delete appleHDA in S/L/E)
6- edit com.apple.Boot.plist in root/extra :
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>maxmem=4096</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x800x32</string> (your screen resolution)
7- reboot
GX640

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After following this guide, I'm still currently unable to boot osx into my g73. Anyone with better luck? Idk if i added the two rows from Olda's file correctly, but I pasted them at the end of the boot list without messing the structure of the file itself. Instead of getting a kernel panic, I get a black screen now, the apple loading screen will come up, and after a min or two the screen goes black. I guess that is an improvement in comparison to getting stuck at the loading screen. I booted with verbose and it hangs after DSMOS arrives..but I do not what else I could be missing here.

I would be more than happy to post some logs, if someone can walk me through it. Do i just boot with -v and take a screen shot when it stops loading? Thanks for your time once again.

PS: As far as I know, there are no user dsts for the g73.


Can you boot into safe mode(-x) or single user mode(-s)?

I have my G73JH working almost perfectly with this method. Full resolution, QE/CI, etc... I just overwrote the existing contents of my Extra folder with Olda's files, then removed the "maxmem." Here's what my Boot.plist looks like

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>UseAtiROM</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

The only problem I had was an hour of wasted time when I made the mistake of copying the boot file first, then it was overwritten. I guess that's what I get for not following the directions.

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Hi,
This method seems to work well for the GX660, only that display doesn't repost on wake from sleep - I have to hibernate to get the screen back. This seems to be only for the internal display, the HDMI port reposts OK, so does the VGA port (but only mirrors whatever is seen on HDMI). Is this the same behaviour others are seeing?
Cheers
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Hi,
I put
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x800x32</string>
in com.apple.Boot.plist and it changes nothing.
where does the problem ?

edit : Yeah is good , with kext LION 10.7 and chameleon hd5000.
Graphics = ok
sound = ok
wifi = nok (intel 5100 agn) you have a solution for me ?
ethernet = ok

installation for GX640 (i5 450M / ati 5850 mobility)

1- install mac os 10,6,3 with atkos s3 v2 (or retail version with #####)
2- install update 10,6,6 no reboot
3- remplace kext 10,6,6 by 10,7 in S/L/E
4- install chameleon hd5000
5- ##### 3,3 , install voodoohda (last version),Lnx2Mac's Installer and system utilities (delete appleHDA in S/L/E)
6- edit com.apple.Boot.plist in root/extra :
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>maxmem=4096</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x800x32</string> (your screen resolution)
7- reboot
GX640


/how do you even get iatkos to boot? All I get is a reboot loop when I try to start the instal dvd...

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Hi olda
Have you any problem with your GX660???
All components are working properly???

thanks

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i have confirmed that this method does not work for MSI GX660R-060US.

everything works well till the reboot, but after I select my Mac OS X partition on Chameleon,

the circular loading bar spins forever without any progress. (at least for 2 hours, as far as i know.)

i tried applying #####, i get a GSOD saying press and hold the power button for a few seconds and restart the machine.

any other MSI GX660R-060 US out there? can anyone please suggest what i should do to get this fixed?

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ok after tons of hours of work and 20+ installations, i finally got this working.

what you need to do is install Windows, use GPU Z to extract your gfx bios.

do not use the enclosed 1002_68a0.rom. once you extract your gfx bios using GPU Z, rename it to 1002_68a0.rom and use it instead.

keyboard, mouse and wifi are not working currently, so still a long way to go. :D thanks a lot!

i have confirmed that this method does not work for MSI GX660R-060US.

everything works well till the reboot, but after I select my Mac OS X partition on Chameleon,

the circular loading bar spins forever without any progress. (at least for 2 hours, as far as i know.)

i tried applying #####, i get a GSOD saying press and hold the power button for a few seconds and restart the machine.

any other MSI GX660R-060 US out there? can anyone please suggest what i should do to get this fixed?







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