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HOW TO: Get the Sapphire X1950XT(id7244) and X1900XT (id7249) to work NOT THE PRO (Jccool Method)


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Hello,

Ok well first of all, mac is to bitchy to let you drag n drog a kext,

basically, extract the extensions.zip to desktop,

look inside, 5 files, cool eh?
now go to system/library/extensions/
look there, if you see any of those 5 files DELETE em, so if you see x1000.kext or atindrv.kext exc in system extensions folder you drag em to da trash,

now, the 5 files on your desktop, cant just drag n drop, that would be to easy, go to /applications/utilities/terminal.app
(open terminal)
then in terminal type sudo -s
then your password
then you need to sudo mv each file 1 at a time so type sudo mv /users/(name)/desktop/extensions/(one of the 5 files) /system/library/extensions


for me, the atindrv file would look like,

sudo mv /users/darwin/desktop/extensions/atindrv.kext /system/library/extensions


do this command but for each 1 of the 5 files okay, by the end, the desktop/extensions folder should be empty, and /library/extensions folder should have 5 new files,

not easy huh?
bout to get harder,

now,

next 5 commands involve,

sudo chown -R root:wheel


now you have to sudo chown -R root:wheel all 5 files okay
the command for atindrv would look like
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/atindrv.kext

but NOT JUST 4 THAT ONE, all 5 of them okay,

now,

one more,

now were doin,
sudo chmod -R 755

so for atindrv it would look like

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/atindrv.kext

but do it for ALL 5 FILES i cant emphasize that enough,

now, CLOSE TERMINAL
then go to /system/library and look for
Extensions.mkext, and also look for extensions.kextcache,

TRASH BOTH OF THESE (dont worry theyll come back on nxt boot.)

now make sure your vga adapter is on the dvi port closest to the motherboard

now reboot and your card should emit the right res, qe ci etc,

plz try asap, and tell me if it works,

Jccool

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hey!

just tried your proposal word for word. only the older posts suggesting to change the hardwar-id numbers from 7240 to 7244 and so on i did not quite follow i'm afraid... :thumbsup_anim:

now it starts but reacts as in the previous 10.4.8 first seed installation, with the screen staying black after the grey apple logo, but the hd working all the time.

can i somehow change the kexts now, or do i have to reinstall the whole osx?

...thx

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Hi

I'm very new to this, but do this apply to the X1900XT as well?
I have an Core 2 Duo with a Radeon X1900XT 256 MB
I have installed 10.4.8 with 8.8.1 (jos, Januari Edition I think it was)

In About This Mac it looks like:

Posted Image

I have a 20" widescreen monitor connected through one of the dvi-ports.

If I install this, will I get my X1900XT fully recognised, and will I be able to run in full resolution? (1680x1050) ?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi

Since I had PowerColor x1950Pro, although I tried x1950proDriver, I was not able to confirm CI/QE.
kernelPanic has been started at the time of its somewhere starting.

Is there any solution? My environment is written below.

Display:
Bus: PCIe
VRAM(Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x7280
Revisions ID: 0x0000

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hi again,

think i learned a lot about the kexts now, thanx jjcool!

i looked for the 7240, but it was already 7244. the other x1000ga.plugin i can open but not find the 72c1 code.

however the screen stays black after the reboot. that forces me to reinstall now the second time...

why is that?

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Hello all,

It seems that many people have device id 4240, i didnt expect this, my card is 7244 by default, my solution is only for device id 7244 not 7240, although I thought that 7240 was x19ooxt not 1950, my solution does not work for the pro, only xt with dev id 7244, reason why you have to reinstall osx86 is because mac assumes ur driver will work so theres no way of turning it off (there is but its complicated) I had to reinstall osx 13 times b4 i got my x1950xt to work,

as for the x1900 xt (think its 7240), there is already a perfect working solution
install this, http://www.necnet.de...00_3.5.mpkg.zip reboot and enjoy,

thats my 25 cents,
glad you learned bout kexts, its always same basic formula, for kexts. is your device 7240 or 7244 and do you have a pro or xt i was not cleared on this,

thanks

reaktor,
usually the dev id for an x1900 is 7240, I can try modding my methode to fit your card if you want,

Edited by jccool, 14 January 2007 - 12:30 AM.


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i have the x1950xt, and i tried with 7244 - not worked. so i'll try with 7240 i guess...

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and i ONLY checked this setting - 7244. i did nothing else besides your last description, because the first description with the 72c1 in the x1000ga.plugin file didnt work (no string like that in there) and the 7244 already was changed...

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Hello Reaktor,

your device id is 7249 so i modified my methode for your device id
download THIS
http://upload2.net/p...ns7249.zip.html

and follow * THIS to install it...:

Hello,

Ok well first of all, mac is to bitchy to let you drag n drog a kext,

basically, extract the extensions.zip to desktop,

look inside, 5 files, cool eh?
now go to system/library/extensions/
look there, if you see any of those 5 files DELETE em, so if you see x1000.kext or atindrv.kext exc in system extensions folder you drag em to da trash,

now, the 5 files on your desktop, cant just drag n drop, that would be to easy, go to /applications/utilities/terminal.app
(open terminal)
then in terminal type sudo -s
then your password
then you need to sudo mv each file 1 at a time so type sudo mv /users/(name)/desktop/extensions/(one of the 5 files) /system/library/extensions


for me, the atindrv file would look like,

sudo mv /users/darwin/desktop/extensions/atindrv.kext /system/library/extensions


do this command but for each 1 of the 5 files okay, by the end, the desktop/extensions folder should be empty, and /library/extensions folder should have 5 new files,

not easy huh?
bout to get harder,

now,

next 5 commands involve,

sudo chown -R root:wheel


now you have to sudo chown -R root:wheel all 5 files okay
the command for atindrv would look like
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/atindrv.kext

but NOT JUST 4 THAT ONE, all 5 of them okay,

now,

one more,

now were doin,
sudo chmod -R 755

so for atindrv it would look like

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/atindrv.kext

but do it for ALL 5 FILES i cant emphasize that enough,

now, CLOSE TERMINAL
then go to /system/library and look for
Extensions.mkext, and also look for extensions.kextcache,

TRASH BOTH OF THESE (dont worry theyll come back on nxt boot.)

now make sure your vga adapter is on the dvi port closest to the motherboard

now reboot and your card should emit the right res, qe ci etc,

plz try asap, and tell me if it works,


Good Luck

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i have no bios vga settings... and i followed the description very carefully...

thanks in advance!

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now i saw that you recommended a vga adapter, maybe that's why my screen stays black... i have one, but i have no cable that fits... has anyone a 24 hour-instant-delivery-shop??

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oh theres your problem, will never work with dvi
has to be vga all the way okay (that rhymed didnt it?) try with vga adapter on dvi closest to motherboard should workie

good luck

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thanks for da work!

so the last question would be if i can buy a vga to dvi adapter to connect the vga from the dvi to vga adapter to the dvi of my monitor. anyway i'll figure that out... just gotta wait till monday...

because then i only need to get a network card and then everything works!!! cool {censored}!!

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This company delivers next business day
http://www.ncix.com/...ufacture=Others

its canadian though

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lol i'm from berlin :)

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I wonder if theres reigon differences like in video games ie: ntsc/pal

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Hello Reaktor,

your device id is 7249 so i modified my methode for your device id
download THIS
http://upload2.net/p...ns7249.zip.html

and follow * THIS to install it...:

...

Good Luck



Thank you very much for your help! I got the screen resolution to 1680x1050 now and it looks great!
But now I have another problem, after a couple of minutes, the screen freezes:

One time, it looked like this:
Posted Image

But all other times, the screen just got frozen:
Posted Image

What could be wrong? Is there a way to fix this? Is it possible to make the graphics card fan spin a little bit faster? (Like you can do in Windows, if overheating is the problem)

Since I haven't got the sound to work yet, I can't tell if it's only the screen that freezes or the whole computer, but I almost think it's the whole computer, based on the first image.

Help would be very much appreciated

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yes well mine does that too, it is unavoidable, it does freeze sometimes in first 5 seconds sometimes after 7 hours, i just take my time cliking and it is okay,

glad it helped though, but if you find it too annoying you can always go back to 1024 but in my opinion, i rather live with the freezing, I hope that eventually the kexts will be improved and the freezing will end,

Jccool

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Oh yes and out of curiosity, what is your soundcard maybe there is a fix for it,

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yes well mine does that too, it is unavoidable, it does freeze sometimes in first 5 seconds sometimes after 7 hours, i just take my time cliking and it is okay


I'm not sure I got you. Is there a way to make the picture unfreeze, or is a hard reboot the only solution?

About sound, I have a Creative X-Fi, which I don't believe works yet in OS X. But on my motherboard there's a Realtek sound chip if I'm not misstaken, My motherboard is called Asus P5W DH Deluxe

http://www.asus.com/...e...2=11&l3=248

And once again, thank you very much for your help!





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