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Hi all. The previous MacVidia project thread was closed due to people getting pissed about there not being any news. Well, I've been in sporadic e-mail contact with np_. At the time of the infamous "Great news soon" anouncement, the driver was working on build 8f1099 for dvi output only. It would load but was not working for 8f1111g. At this point he started working on analog output. np_ asked me for the links and patches to get 8f1111g installed last week. He has it installed and is currently getting the dvi driver working for that build. From maxxuss' page I gather there were some fairly significant kernel organization changes between 8f1099 and 8f1111g. So that's it, it should be working for 8f1111g at least for dvi soon, but only if we're all very nice and patient with np_. I don't think he plans on releasing it though until it's working for analog also. You're all going to get it for free so no bitching! ;)

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At this point, people using 8f1099 build with DVI is probably gonna want that working build anyway. :gathering:

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Shutup and wait like everyone else.

This is good news, but for the sake of the forum this topic should be closed.

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Shutup and wait like everyone else.

This is good news, but for the sake of the forum this topic should be closed.


Dude, I don't think we should be closing every thread that says macVidia. That is just counter-productive.

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Try to keep it to actual info and updates, and not endless "wheres the driver" posts, and well be fine.. :)

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Hi guys,
i agree with the statement : be patience !! they are working for free and also for us !!
Only one question: when you talk about driver working only for dvi, what does it mean ?
Does it work for a laptop display or only for connection with external monitor ?

thanks,
bye bye.

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bellomo: google is your friend.

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Congratulations for this thread... make more sense.. keep us in touch about Macvidia progress ;)

bellomo: DVI is Digital Visual Interface. Connection standard developed by Intel for connecting computers to digital monitors such as flat panels and DLP projectors.

But almost users have the Analog connection, for normal monitors and some LCDs to... looks like the COM port... ;)

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What about my Notebook-LCD!?!?!?
Is that DVI or analog or something completly different and I just asking stupid questions!

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I dont think that is a stupid question ;) ... I dont know to ... but I think is like analog, but that can be different Notebook by Notebook ...and what kind of display you have... but try on Google, you can find a lot of information about that

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i hope the analog is comming to
not all of us have dvi to use, my own monitor doesn`t have it :(

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It's been a while since the last statement.....

Any news on this?

By the way has anyone found out what kind of signal the Notebook LCD-Display is using?

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My Inspiron 5150 is VGA, but that doesn't mean all notebooks are analog.

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A couple points:
1. Since LCD monitors are sold with analog and/or DVI inputs, it stands to reason that the LCD display in a laptop could be connected internally using an analog or DVI connection. It depends on how the manufacturer chose to implement it on your particular model.

2. Whether or not your monitor has a DVI input, some video cards have both DVI and analog outputs. I have three not-too-fancy video cards and all three of them have both DVI and analog outputs (Radeon 7000, Radeon 9200, and GeForce 2 Ultra). If you have a DVI output on your video card and Macvidia happens to release a DVI-only version that works for your card, you might only have to buy a DVI-to-analog adapter or DVI-to-analog cable. (I'm not 100% sure that would work, but it would be worth a try. My monitor has only analog inputs but I do use the DVI output of my cards and either an adapter or an adapter cable to connect them.)

-kat

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great idea
dvi 2 vga are very cheap i bought one yesterday

now i just need to wait for hot news is coming to us :(

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awesome news... I had to buy an $8 ethernet card for my hackintosh (nforce4 doesn't work of course), so I'll gladly buy a dvi-vga adapter if np_ gets the driver working on 8f1111g.

EDIT: ..... LOL i just realized that I'm already using a dvi-vga adapter. I'm using an EN7800GTX, which only has 2 DVI outputs, so it came with an adapter. I wonder how many people are actually using DVI like I am, and just forgot that they put that little adapter on the end of their monitor cable when they plugged it in.

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Beware, when you user DVI-to-VGA adapter the cards knows that the monitor is analog and not a real DVI monitor.

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Beware, when you user DVI-to-VGA adapter the cards knows that the monitor is analog and not a real DVI monitor.



Somebody should post the location of that driver, I think are many of us who would like to use it even if has limited support.

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Yes... I agree ;)

Why dont MACVIDIA follow the example of MAXXUS... he done the hack of 10.4.4 .. its not complete.. but are avaliable for SSE3 users...

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There seems to be a jump on moving to 10.4.4 - - what impact would this have on the potential macvidia release- where they say to "upgrade to 10.4.3?"
Are people with GeForce cards holding back on the upgrade to 10.4.4?? Or, will it be relatively easy to compile the driver (hoping any day now!) for 10.4.4??

any thoughts?





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