I'm currently trying to get Mavericks running on some parts that I quickly ordered - I'd returned my MacBook Pro to my previous employer before realising I had a few things I'd been meaning to do.
So I checked the HCL and bought some fairly recommended components: including this graphics card, the Nvidia 210.
Initially I tried installing from a boot media configured via dd in linux - and I could boot in to the installer fine.. once I'd removed some of the NV* .kexts. Prior to that I would get a black screen.
Well, due to other issues with that install media - I downloaded a copy of Mavericks from the App Store today (whilst at work) and quickly threw together a new USB installer using #####. However that dreaded black screen has come back, and I'm pondering whether there is a better way to remedy it than just removing a lot of kext files?
My understanding is that Mac OS X is correctly identifying the card as having a HDMI port, and automatically sending the output to this - neglecting the DVI + VGA ports. I'm using DVI though!
Am I barking up the wrong tree by reading about NVCAP? Or should I just be looking at removing the .kext files? Maybe I'm wrong all together! I've seen people discuss solving this via custom EFI strings and other mechanisms - but these are primarily post-install fixes right? I'm just trying to get through the installation itself right now!