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do you have a mac with internal LCD and an nVidia card? Help please!


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Fernando Birra

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Hi!

This message is directed towards owners of real mac computers with nVidia cards and internal LCDs such as an iMac. Specially, if you are the owner of one of those new 24" iMac (though older models will probably help us too)

As some of you may know there is a solution (titan/natit) to have normal PCs to load nVidia drivers on Hackinstoshes in order to have full QE and CI. The solution is based on injecting some keys into the ioregistry that will try to mimic what the intial stages of booting on a apple computer will do. Something like querying the hardware and setting keys accordingly.

The trouble is that it isn't working well on most internal laptop displays. It works on the external output but not with the internal LCD.

Since real macs with nVidia cards connected to internal LCDs exist, the drivers will probably be able to handle the PC laptop displays too.

If you own one of this machines, could you post the ioreg after booting in single user mode? The idea is to search for the keys needed to activate the internal LCD...

To get the ioreg dump you need to execute the command:

ioreg -l -w0 > dump.txt

We are not intereseted in any private information that the file may contain such as serial numbers and you are free to remove anything you find more private.

Please help us getting our hardware to work well. OSX is such a wonderful system...


Thanks in advance!

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no one? Please! we need the damn ioreg output to make the apple drivers work with more hardware...

Thanks

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I can provide this (from a 24" iMac with 7600 card). How do I boot in single user mode?

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Hi!

Thank you for your help. To boot into single user you must reboot your computer and keep the both Command and 'S' pressed at the same time.

After booting you need to mount the file system first with the command:

mount -uw /

Then you extract the ioreg dump with (that's a zero after the letter 'w'):

ioreg -l -w0 > /apple24dump.txt

After that you may type the following command to continue the boot process:

exit

After booting into the gui you will find the file apple24dump.txt in the root of your disc.

Thank you once again

Edited by Fernando Birra, 23 December 2006 - 05:30 PM.


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Hi Fernando,

You've got PM :)





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