Hello Guys! I'm so happy and relieved that apparently i found a way to make my NVIDIA Graphics Cards works "OOB" I testing it using "Zotac NVIDIA 8400 GS 512 MB DDR3"
I already testing in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 , and also Lion 10.7 - 10.7.2
Below version i didn't test it yet.
1.Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.x (bought from apple)
2.Official Combo Update 10.6.8 v.1.1
3.##### , or another boot loader
4.##### note : you can find ##### and ##### from here
5.Nvidia update QUADRO MAC OS X DRIVER RELEASE 256 which u can direct download it here *TESTED*
optional and need to be tested: i still didn't try it, but if your card support NVIDIA CUDA 4 FOR MAC DEV RELEASE, direct download it in here .You may post if you testing it and works, share with your friends and colleagues. So sorry i was giving wrong url, because i'm confuse, i already try usa nvidia sites and uk nvidia sites, apparently the best support is at uk sites.
1.Install Snow Leopard
2.SL 10.6.8 Official Combo Update 10.6.8 v.1.1 you may test it first by reboot, is your card known ? or ... go to step 3
3.Do not reboot, let it finish until he told you to restart, let it be and install #####. i like ##### 4.0.x because i can boot snow leopard also lion , you may try another such as chameleon latest version .
4.Reboot , and voila... my Graphics card running without injecting, without EFI, without dsdt , and natively working!!! and of course, ALL PORT ARE WORKING including HDMI, you may try dual monitor to try it. i already tried and all working great.
i was trying with injecting method, nvenabler, etc. but i never has like this smoothness. oh well better use original driver than using modified or hacked driver. less hack is better to make stability of the system.
want to know fun fact? based on : nvidia link
Supported Type for this driver is :
GeForce 300M series: GT 330M, GT 320M GeForce 200 series: GTX 285 for MAC GeForce 100 series: GT 120 GeForce 9M series: 9400M GeForce 8 series: 8800 GT GeForce 8M series: 8800M GTS, 8800M GS Quadro series: 4000 for Mac Quadro FX series: FX 5600, FX 4800 for MAC
If you had run perfectly on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 , then you shouldn't be problem upgrading and running LION 10.7 - 10.7.2 after you installed this official driver on your system. i personally testing it, without install and with installing this drive it feels so different. After upgrading to Lion, yup it will not work, but hey, you can see Apple Logo on start up after booting just like when your card working in QE. It will still detect your card name and id, but main dependencies kext will not loading. Why? Because Lion driver is newest, and Don't worry, you just have to do this after your upgrade , even only upgrading from 10.7 - 10.7.1 , or so on.
*Copy your /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV*Hal.kext into your desktop
*Install it again with Kext Utility for Lion, and reboot. to make sure, boot and choose verbose mode ( -v ) and if you see NVDANV*Hal Loaded and Registered , voila, congratulations... you will have no trouble now and can use it freely without afraid being freeze
wait wait, there's another bonus... you will make it work on 32Bit or 64Bit
Yup... my 8400GS is not listed. but yeah it's working. i think another card also supported, especially nvidia released at 2011
Come on Guys, testing and report it!