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so today i bought a 290x and tested it in mavericks 10.9.1 and it did not work one bit if anyone has any news about how to get it to work please inform me till then i will try clover bootloader 

 

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hello

 

take a look here

 

http://www.insanelym...m/#entry1975032

 

anyway u should enable the graphics in the usual way

 

editing the kext

 

good hack



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hello

 

take a look here

 

http://www.insanelym...m/#entry1975032

 

anyway u should enable the graphics in the usual way

 

editing the kext

 

good hack

that kinda worked but now mavericks won't boot in -x or at all i was using 10.9.2 which is the one with the drivers for my 290x



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hello

 

take a look here

 

http://www.insanelym...m/#entry1975032

 

anyway u should enable the graphics in the usual way

 

editing the kext

 

good hack

 

Does this method apply to the R9 290X as well? As far as I can see the thread you linked to dealt with problems on a R9 270. These are just re-labelled Radeon 7xxx. The 290(X) is a different GPU architecture (Hawaii). I am not sure if those are supported in any way in Mavericks by now.



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I'm not all all sure that 10.9.2 has drivers for Hawaii (r9 290x/290).

 

My R9 290 has a device id:  0x67b11002

 

In AMDRadeonX4000.kext I found a device id: 0x67b01002 in the Hawaii section.

 

This device id isn't present in AMD7000Controller.kext

 

 



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I'm not all all sure that 10.9.2 has drivers for Hawaii (r9 290x/290).

 

My R9 290 has a device id:  0x67b11002

 

In AMDRadeonX4000.kext I found a device id: 0x67b01002 in the Hawaii section.

 

This device id isn't present in AMD7000Controller.kext

i added the device id but i need a framebuffer name and a framebuffer set up before i can get a kext loaded to make the device work if anyone can provide me with that info from it's bios i can make the 290x work 



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well, you sure that not is a problem with the caches and permissions? you can try extract .rom vgabios, and rename and add UseAtiRom=Yes to the boot plist, install the kext lspci.kext and run this: then post here, and a Darwin Dumper report, you can use GPUZ to .rom vgabios

 

ioreg | grep ATY

 

 sudo kextstat | grep AMD

 

 

lspci -nnvd 0x1002: | grep -B2 Subsystem



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well, you sure that not is a problem with the caches and permissions? you can try extract .rom vgabios, and rename and add UseAtiRom=Yes to the boot plist, install the kext lspci.kext and run this: then post here, and a Darwin Dumper report, you can use GPUZ to .rom vgabios

 

ioreg | grep ATY

 

 sudo kextstat | grep AMD

 

 

lspci -nnvd 0x1002: | grep -B2 Subsystem

what do i name the rom to?



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AMD R9 r290x work with Mavericks but not ce/qe support.

Use Clover and Use FakeID.



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I built a hackintosh with dual 280x a while ago. One card burned up, more or less (after one month of 24/7 mining it just stopped working). I got it replace on warranty for a 290x, but now when booting with the 290x installed (all monitor connected to the 280x board) OS X freezes about 10-20 seconds after booting to desktop. Console shows some errors with CI, so probably graphics related (GPU shows up as "unknown" in system info).

 

Is there any way to disable the gpu completely until compatible drivers appear, to be able to boot without physically removing the card? Also, alpha.delta, what FakeID are you using? It's my understanding the the current drivers offer no Hawaii support at all, so even if you trick the OS into using the standard ATI driver, it wouldn't work at all.

 

Hoping for hawaii support in 10.9.2!



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Update: Installed 10.9.2 today and tried the 290X - OS X still only recognizes it as "Unknown" in system profiler. It does not freeze anymore when booting with the 290x connected (always something), but it seems the 10.9.2 drivers are not supporting the Hawaii chip yet. Tried adding the device ID to the AMD kexts, but that didn't help.



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10.9.3 is a no go for the 290x yet but will keep you updated if anything changes might email apple



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new update is out for 10.9.3 which main focus is audio and graphics drivers it's 301mb will report back 


update failed for the 290x sadly will wait for next beta 



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**Fingers Crossed** - at least we got 4K at 60hz finally for displays other than the sharp/asus. MacBook Pro Retina 750M users should be happy...

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http://www.macrumors...093-build13d21/ another build more hope for 290x drivers i am updating now and will report back 



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the update failed for the 290x i tried everything 



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the update failed for the 290x i tried everything 

 

did you mean the update didn´t work or the 290x after the update !?
i have the 290x too, and installed 10.9 and no graphic-support .. start without any issues, but no graphic is bad :(



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Paying attention to this thread, hoping.



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If anyone can get the card to work, I'll happily buy two and see how well they can work together with Final Cut pro X on my hackintosh. Here's hoping. 



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Did anyone give the last two betas of 10.9.3 a go? Latest one released just hours ago.







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