Ok , so I was threatened with a ban on the TonyMac forum for discussing the new Nvidia & OpenGL kexts in the 10.8.2 beta. (Only hang out there co's it's so quiet on here) I have a 550ti on another side project on which I had hoped these new kexts would work. They don't install when running the Install.pkg. But I peeked inside the pkg file with pacafist and noticed a whole lot of updated kexts. The GeForce & OpenGL kexts are updated to vers. 8.0.55. I installed them manually using kextutility, but still no change to the freeze problems plaguing the GF108 & GF116 Fermi cards.
I did notice that there are updated system/library/frameworks files too. Is it worth looking into these too? There is one for OpenGL.framework. I updated the 10.8 version by updating the older files in each of the sub-folders with the new ones, but ML will not load it. Well it does, but as soon as I enter my password at login, the screen flashes and reverts back to the login page.
This is obviously a long shot at getting some use out of the 550ti card in another machine as I have had to upgrade my main machine to a 560 due to the screen freezing when running OpenGL based apps & games in Full Screen. I have a thread on here somewhere about that, but it's been rather quiet on this forum for a while.(I can hear myself echo while typing this!) Basically, if there is no support for these cards in the 10.8.2 version, there will never be. Everyone seems to think it's a glitch in the Nvidia drivers, but I have a suspicion that Apple are dropping support for a lot of cards and may continue to do so. Makes choosing a card very dicey for future builds / OS versions.
KatieBugMember Since 29 Jul 2012
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