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**10.4.8** ASRock 775Dual-VSTA drivers and installer script


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it doesnt seem to be working... im using firefox. is that why?

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I'm using firefox also, that wasn't the problem.

But now nothing on that site will load at all. This is strange, every place I've tried to host this today has gone down. But, apparently mediamax is back up...

So I'll put it back up on mediamax and leave both links, see if one works for you.

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hey stevo, try www.yousendit.com. That is a good reliable hosting site and i have never had a problem with it. I really need this file heh i just installed OSX and it is sitting on now and i dont want to reboot it without running this patch.

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Ok, I created an account, where is the option to host? All I see is the option to send large email attachments.

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you can use it to send a large attachment and just post the link here... upload the file and copy the link. if you want me to take care of it, you can email me the file and ill do it for you.

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FileCrunch mirror added. I'll get this darn thing hosted somehow.

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My apologies, I didn't fully understand how that worked. I thought it sent the file as an attachment to the email address instead of sending a link.

YouSendIt Mirror added.

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hi

I reinstalled mac os x
your patch works fine for everything except sound
luckily, I have a sound patch made especially for me by someone

but maybe you should look into that for future releases?

thanks for everything and if you need more info just ask.

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Yes, I would love to look into that.

Could you please tell me exactly how it wasn't working?

(e.g. Icon but no sound, no icon, error messages, etc...)

Thanks,

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Hi, i'm french and don't speak very well english :tomato:
I have the ASRock 775 DUAL VSTA, tried everything to get my PNY 7300 GS working
but :) no results, always black screens (sleep), my BIOS is 2.20 ...
Any idea ?

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Flkx, when you say "black screens (sleep)," what exactly does that mean? Does that mean that you have it working until it sleeps and you can't get it to work after? If not, then when does this black screen occur? Before installation, after installation, first boot, or after Natit install?

If this is happening after the installation is completed I would recommend that you look into the other Natit drivers. There are many variations and the tweaks that differentiate them makes some nVidia cards work and not others. I believe the easiest way to find them all in one place is to look at Rammjet's collection of links, I'm not sure if it is complete as far as Natit is concerned but it should give you enough to try out.

Nikje, could you give me that info about what the sound was doing so I can get that fixed? Can anybody else confirm that? I believe it worked fine for me when I tried it, but maybe there is a hardware configuration issue here that I'm just not seeing. Any help trying to tie up this last loose end would be much appreciated!

Happy Holidays,

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Thanks for responses !
My screens goes black when in -V Natit load, i've tried so many things :unsure: but i can't believe this graphic card
can't work with all QE/CI and resolutions, what are your BIOS version & settings ? Did you erased all others kexts (ATI, Intel, ...)
and when you install he OS did you check SSE2 and SSE3 or just one of them ? Excuse my English but i'm French ++

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Flkx,

When you asked whether I checked SSE2 or SSE3, what did you mean by that? You signature says that you are working off of 10.4.8 (which is required to run Natit) but there is no option to install SSE2 on the JaS 10.4.8 SSE3 Only install disc. So, first, if you have that option... something is wrong.

For me personally, I didn't erase any other kexts. I just copied Natit in and then did the house keeping (permissions).

As for the BIOS, I'm currently on 2.10 though I really don't think that is where you problem is coming from. I haven't updated simply because I erased Windows off of the machine and I don't view updating it as important enough to get it done. While I guess that it could technically be a problem, I think you need to search on the forum about issues specifically pertaining to your card. Did you try other Natit kexts? Also, in somewhat rare instances, a graphics card made by one manufacturer will work while one made by another manufacturer with the same chipset won't. Be very specific in your search, try to narrow that down.

Finally, if you do find somebody with the exact same card as you that has it working properly, then you should look to your motherboard. Try a different card in your motherboard, and try that card in a different motherboard. If at that point you have not found a solution, then it is possible that this card is not compatible with this motherboard. The PCIe slot on ASRock 775Dual-VSTAs are not full 16x hardware, they run at 4x speed because they are actually running on the AGP bus. Because of this it is possible, however unlikely, that there could be an issue where a card will not work on your motherboard or need a driver capable of modified communication on that bus.

Hope this helps. I don't mind your English, my French was a lot worse in high school.

Stephen

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Everybody here good on the mirrors working and no bugs in the patch?

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Everybody here good on the mirrors working and no bugs in the patch?

Hi thestevo,
Thanks for this patch.
Gathering all the modification for a motherboard in one patch is really a great idea.
But there is a problem is the command script since all the path are in lowercase and thus do not work on my case sensitive partition.
/system/library/extension should be capitalized.
I'have workaround by editing script but maybe in may help other to fix it.

Thanks again for your script and thanks jas for its dvd's, the latest one has calisto driver included so my ati radeon 9600pro works like a charm in the first boot + your patch everything is smooth. I've just a pb with about this mac i've read some where that i've to get stuff from 10.4.4.

Cheers
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Does it works with JaS.10.4.8AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3 or only with SSE3 release?

Sorry for my bad english, i'm spanish :unsure:

Thanks

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Does it works with JaS.10.4.8AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3 or only with SSE3 release?

Sorry for my bad english, i'm spanish :unsure:

Thanks

Well i've installed SSE3 only my D805 is SSE3. I also used patch from thestevo.
Worls quite well fix some problem i faced but i still have stuttering, ie very slow response time for special task like keyboard typing in terminal. IT's fixed with cpus=1 startup flag.
Anyway i have some problem to start with uncleared extension cache and marcian too.

Mathias

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Ok,

I apologize for not responding in a while. There has recently been a death in the family and I have been working to keep my head above water now that college has started again.

I hope that maybe tonight I will fix the capitalization issue. My guess is that I should just change it all to caps because most people don't have cap sensitive partitions, and those that do would have to have it capitalized. So... that's coming.

It should work just fine with JaS.10.4.8AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3 Just as long as it is an install that has the semthex kernel, it will work. And, I would imagine, that when 10.4.9 comes along (assuming that nobody bothers to obtain that kernel) it will have semthex packaged with whatever install DVD might be available - and it *should* work on that too. The AppleHDA, Natit, and the USB patch are kernel dependent.

And on to new business... I'm thinking that maybe I should change this somewhat so that we can increase compatibility. I'd like to do things like Natit Uni, cpu=1 and -f in boot.plist, etc... Giving it a GUI might not be bad either. If it were in an application it could automatically install the appropriate driver based on the hardware the user inputs. For instance, selecting a D805 and a FX6600 would install a boot.plist with cpu=1 and Natit_Dual. It would be nice to have EVERYTHING that people need included in one place. Quite frankly, what I would like to develop is an application that looks on a server for a list of all kexts, patches, and installers available for OSX86. It would give a description of what it fixes, possible an associated rating, and the option to download and install in one click. This would require hosting and somebody with a better understanding of mac programming than I. However, I believe that an application like that would enhance user experience and aid in solution coherency. Right now, one is at the mercy of the search function. Only recently have matters been made better - to some extent (if people know to look there) - by Rammjets list of patches and fixes.

I don't know, maybe its a rather far fetched idea. For a community of hacker oriented people, maybe it is unnecessary. Still, I will make those improvements to the current script that I mentioned (capitalization now and Natit Uni in the future)

Stephen

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hi there. caught wind of this thread via the os86 wikiproject.

i have installed the os, but when i reboot, i get the no smoking symbol or whatnot that appears on top of the apple logo.

i'm new to this, but when do i apply the patch? do i reboot via the bootable dvd and patch from there? it seems to be the only i'd be able to.

don't suppose someone would want to really break it down step by step?

thx

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As said in the wiki, the no smoking sign come up because you have not applied the USB patch from Apple upon the FIRST boot. This USB patch is included in the installer. I believe that it is stated on this thread and on the wiki that the patch must be installed upon the FIRST boot. Unfortunately for you, since you did not apply the patch on the first boot, I don't think you have any option but to reinstall. After you have reinstalled, apply the patch before stopping the operating system in ANY way. Now, the wiki also states that you must have this patch on a CD or readable partition of some type (not SATA). This is because you will have no network and no USB.

I don't mean this sarcastically, not at all. But if you found that the wiki did not make this significantly clear, please edit it so that it does. I only ask this because I thought that timing, methodology, and reasoning was made significantly clear as to the specifics of this patch's application.

Stephen

PS. new versions are coming, but as I said earlier, things are hectic right now.





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