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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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People in this thread seemed to have so much luck with 10.5.3 that I did the Kalyway update. Everything went smoothly, and I installed from jccool's EFI "3 in 1" for 10.5.3... But same results. I have hardware accelleration now, which is great... but I can't set my monitor's native 1440x900 resolution! And I still have tearing with the mouse cursor.... sigh.Any ideas?Just solved it - I gave in and used the non-EFI installer, and everything is fantastic. Full resolution, hardware accellerated goodness. What's the point in having EFI enabled, if I can't use it? sigh.Whatever - the important thing is that it works! Thanks JCCOOL and everyone else!


The only difference and I mean ONLY difference between efi and non efi is that with efi vga your native res boots up at start up ie: the white apple screen is hi res, the only reason i make multiple installes is because people that have efi (like myself) perefer not using natit/atiinject and instead real efi strings (like me) it wont affect performance

BTW you will always get tearing when your res is not proper,

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PS To Everyone:


As I have mentioned, I bought a new HD which cost 80$, I bought it mainly so that I could continue making and supporting the Jccool Method.

During the course of the 10.5.3 installer there has been 600 downloads of the file;
of those 600 people only 2 have donated totaling 10$ worth of donations;
I'am asking for everyone who uses the Jccool Method and for all those that want it to stay alive to please make a donation. If 1 in 6 of you who downloaded it donated a dollar, it would covr the whole HDD cost!
Thank You For Your Support,
Jccool


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Well I upgraded my working 10.5.3 x1900xt (via ol' skool jccool) to the new EFI method. The new 1900XT EFI installer didn't work for me, in that it disabled res change and dual monitor. I solved it with the Jccool 1950 EFI installer. It now lists the card as a 1950, but works perfectly (must have the 7249 dev id somewhere in the modded ati1000.kext?).

Unfortunately, I only installed the EFI version to get the stupid boot screen, and I still don't have it. I suspect that it is because my native resolution is 2560x1600 which requires a dual link connection, and just adding the "Graphics Mode" string isn't enough to make a dual link connection.

Does anyone have a working setup with a 30" panel?

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Hi,

I have a sapphire X1950XTX (Id 7240), don't exactly remember what I used, but it works great (dual dvi, quartz, etc...)

Well, everything is working but wake from sleep.
It goes to sleep perfectly but when it wakes up, only part of the screen (upper left, both screens) is showing (rest is black) and flickering.

NB: System is not crashed as I'm able to make a shutdown of the computer via the menu (hopefully it's in the upper left part of the screen).

Any hint on how I could fix that?
Is is graphics drivers or kernel related ?

Btw, system is 10.5.3, P5w dh.

Thanks.

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Hi,

I have a sapphire X1950XTX (Id 7240), don't exactly remember what I used, but it works great (dual dvi, quartz, etc...)

Well, everything is working but wake from sleep.
It goes to sleep perfectly but when it wakes up, only part of the screen (upper left, both screens) is showing (rest is black) and flickering.

NB: System is not crashed as I'm able to make a shutdown of the computer via the menu (hopefully it's in the upper left part of the screen).

Any hint on how I could fix that?
Is is graphics drivers or kernel related ?

Btw, system is 10.5.3, P5w dh.

Thanks.



Hi Xhala,

This issue is common and has nothing to do with the ati driver. It has everything to do with AppleSMBios.kext the way most ppl acheive it is by trying diferent ones... There are different ones for different mobo's which is why I dont supply it...

Jccool


PS To Everyone:


As I have mentioned, I bought a new HD which cost 80$, I bought it mainly so that I could continue making and supporting the Jccool Method.

During the course of the 10.5.3 installer there has been 600 downloads of the file;
of those 600 people only 2 have donated totaling 10$ worth of donations;
I'am asking for everyone who uses the Jccool Method and for all those that want it to stay alive to please make a donation. If 1 in 6 of you who downloaded it donated a dollar, it would cover the whole HDD cost!
Thank You For Your Support,
Jccool


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I am running 10.5.3 and I've got an x1900xtx (0x72491002) and I've tried every driver package available (efi, injector, etc), and the only benefit I get is 1280x1024 instead of 1024x768 as the default resolution, but I don't get any acceleration (no qe/ci/res change) - what should I try from here?

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For QE/CI you have to add the device id of your card in ATIRadeonX1000.kext.

copy to some where else edit then use kext helper or copy it back trash the system/lib / extensions kext and repair permissions
Well it used to be the way to get it working but under leo wit effi this will get you disaster
I just cant get my X1900 XTX to work working properly
try ed every thing jcool drivers , dvd drivers , some times it looks oke inc qe/ci
but it does not work...Open GL and video just wont work.

So my work station is still going strong on x86 10.4.9
and is doing that for a year now. why upgrade when everything works

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During the course of the 10.5.3 installer there has been 600 downloads of the file;
of those 600 people only 2 have donated totaling 10$ worth of donations;
I'am asking for everyone who uses the Jccool Method and for all those that want it to stay alive to please make a donation. If 1 in 6 of you who downloaded it donated a dollar, it would covr the whole HDD cost!


Man I would donate if I could ever get this thing working right!

Finally got the proper resolution out of the ATI x1950xtx Uber Edition by updating 10.5.2 to JaS 10.5.3 and using your installer for 10.5.3 with Injector. But a big problem, the fan motor on the ATI is going full blast and the system locks up when launching any application. So right now I'm having to use the -x option to launch safe mode so I can find a fix and listening to the fan going full throttle. But at least I'm getting full resolution out my monitor now. I just need to be able to get a fan fix and run the OS stable without the -x option at boot.

Regards,
Larry

Update: This is really strange but when running normal mode with injector package and If I touch a dock item with the mouse it freezes. I can launch from within the Disk or by menu and all is well. :( :shock: So what gives? The injector package is the only install that will give me 512MB detected by the OS on the ATI. Like I've said it doesn't control the fan on the ATI.


Last update:I
Well I gave up on the ATI, after a lot of homework and reading on this site, I came to the conclusion to dump the x1950xtx and bought the eVGA 8800GT. And now everything works perfect.

System configuration with no problems at this moment is:

Cooler Master Case and 600 watt PS.
MSI 975x Platinum Power Up Edition with latest BIOS.
Kingston 800mhz 2 GB modules total 8 GB.
Intel QQ6600 Quad.
eVGA 8800GT 512MB.
Seagate Barracuda SATA II drive.
Sony DVD burner.
Microsoft cheapy wireless keyboard and mouse (I plan to get something better).
On-board network and sound.

Everything works at optimal speed. Perfect. No fuss with adding or changing anything to updates or plists.

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GA-EP45-DQ6, 10.5.4, but X1950XT QE CI not enabled.
tried 10.5.3 all Jccool Method.

anybody have the same problem?

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GA-EP45-DQ6, 10.5.4, but X1950XT QE CI not enabled.
tried 10.5.3 all Jccool Method.

anybody have the same problem?


Yep, same here.
have 10.5.4 but doesn't work properly with 1950xt
no QE
Tried Jccool method (and donated ;-)

Any chance you will test and make a 10.5.4 installer Jccool?

Asus p5w DH 4gb ram, sapphire 1950xt , dual screen

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Yep, same here.
have 10.5.4 but doesn't work properly with 1950xt
no QE
Tried Jccool method (and donated ;-)

Any chance you will test and make a 10.5.4 installer Jccool?

Asus p5w DH 4gb ram, sapphire 1950xt , dual screen



Hi,

well the reason I havn't made a 10.5.4 installer is because after the update,I found that all the ati kexts were identicle byte for byte... so I wouldnt know whyat to put in the instller :-) BTW thank you for the donation :-)

I'd also like to announce that after 2 long years, I've retired my X1950XT, A fantastic card, but I recently found out that gta IV is coming to the PC in November (and I like gta) so I upgraded and for the first time, I went NVidia! I got a 9800GTX and it benches 264 in mac, but where it will really shine is in DX10 gaming! Anyhow, When 10.5.x comes out and the ATi kexts get updated, I will try & continue supporting the Jccool method anyways, but forum ppl will have to tell me when it doesn't work anymore because I won't know...

Jccool

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Hi,

I have a sapphire X1950XTX (Id 7240), don't exactly remember what I used, but it works great (dual dvi, quartz, etc...)

Well, everything is working but wake from sleep.
It goes to sleep perfectly but when it wakes up, only part of the screen (upper left, both screens) is showing (rest is black) and flickering.

NB: System is not crashed as I'm able to make a shutdown of the computer via the menu (hopefully it's in the upper left part of the screen).

Any hint on how I could fix that?
Is is graphics drivers or kernel related ?

Btw, system is 10.5.3, P5w dh.

Thanks.



Hello

I'm happy to read that your configuration works well apart from the sleep... ( I have the same configuration).
Is the fan of your 1950 XTX working OK?
Mine is just going at full speed all the time and is really noisy.

Has anyone achieve to make the X1950 work silently with leopard?
I am begining to think that I should change my graphic card.... I'm so desperate... :wub:

Thanks

Francois

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First of all, great work here, thanks a lot.
I just installed 10.5.2. w/Kalyway. I selected ATYT (Something like that) at install. I just realized I don't have QE CI working, so I was wondering if your packages would do the trick. I just installed chameleon, so I don't know how that impacts the EFI aspect of it.
Thanks in advance.

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Ok, So I tried #2, that is: X1950XT 10.5.2 EFI-VGA Installer 0.1
No go. It froze up on the white apple screen. I did a hard reset and then booted with "-s" at darwin prompt. That got me booted, and CI QE still not enabled. =/
Should I try package #3? Kinda afraid to screw it up further. Though I can reinstall 10.5.2 quickly, not a big hassle.
here's a screenie:
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Check this for all youre 10.5.4 problems.

http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry876448


It works!!!!!!

Cheers,

M.

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Hey, Jcool, you modified a atidrv.kext for me on page 4, the link http://upload2.net/p...V.kext.zip.html is dead, you wouldnt happen to have that file or what you modified in the kext for X1900gt?? did all you do is add the Dev id and Manu. Id?

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hi all, I've donated to Jccool and I wrote him asking 3in1 installer (many of the links on his site are broken!!!). Is there anyone who have this file and cand send it to me?
Please help me! I have X1950XT with Leo 10.5.2 and QE don't work.
For the mail send me a pm and I will give it.
Bye.

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@fabioxx

I just tested the link for the 10.5.2 installer and was able to download it just fine
http://www.mediafire.com/?axzymmylmjy

click start download, maybe you have java or activex disabled? check into it....

BTW thx 4 the donation :-)

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@jccool
thank you, I managed to download the file and now I have QE working, still on 10.5.2; now I'm going to update to next versions but before I will read very well the forum to avoid problems.
Bye.

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@jccool

I have a Mac Pro that came with 7300GT 256MB and I bought X1900XT 512MB for PC and flashed it with Mac ROM for that card. Threw GT out.

It works, but every graphical change on the screen makes the card click. If I scroll fast, a lot of clicking sounds come from the card. If iTunes copy files, progress bar makes the card click. And it's not from the cooler.

I guess that it's a driver problem. What do you think?
I guess that flashing is no problem, as the card works.

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Hello,

is there any Progress in the Fan Speed Problem with a X1950XTX ?

Bye

Dirk





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