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In Topic: lifehacker-install will not boot in 32-bit mode

26 October 2009 - 01:19 AM

I am also wondering if anyone has figured this out. The boot.plist.com is not like the ones described in other guides.

Thanks for any help.

In Topic: A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

02 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

I know that some have been able to achieve dual monitor support, but I am still unable.

I'm running a 4870 Sapphire 1GB with dual DVI outs. Following the instructions, I am able to get a single monitor to work with full CI/QE support. This is done plugging the single monitor into the DVI slot closest to the Mobo, no adapter needed.

When I try to add my second monitor onto the second DVI out, using a DVI cable with no adapter, the Apple logo shows on both screens during boot, but it hands at a blue screen on both monitors afterward.

If I use a DVI>VGA adaptor and VGA cable to attach the second monitor to the second DVI slot, both monitors show the Apple logo during boot, but when the OS X loads, the second monitor flashes blue and then shuts down. Only the first monitor remains (thereby leaving the system workable). No second monitor appears in Displays in System Preferences.

For those of you who have had luck with dual monitors, any suggestions?


In Topic: A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

23 April 2009 - 03:23 AM

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all who started and contributed to this post. I'm sure many success stories go unreported, so I thought I would take a moment to do so.

I previously had an Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 that was starting to {censored} out on me, so I turned to these forums to determine my next card. This post was written plainly and clearly enough that I chose the 4870. I removed my old card and installed the 4870 without making any changes, thinking my hackintosh would at least boot up without hardware support/QE&CI. However, I obtained a kernel panic on first boot. I went back to square one (swapping in my 8800), installed the drivers from the first post, shut down, swapped my 4870 back in and the Hack booted up with full hardware support/QE&CI.

Next obstacle was dual monitor support. Since I purchased the Sapphire 4870 1GB, I had two DVI ports on my card. I could not get dual monitor support using one DVI cable and a VGA cable with a DVI adaptor. Upon the recommendation of a few posters reporting good results with two straight DVI cables, I went to purchase one. The use of two DVI cables enabled full dual monitor support. Of note, I did install the April 2nd Natit.kext, but I can't be sure whether it affected my situation at all (I'm going to assume it did and give credit and thanks to Netkas).

For the record, I'm using an ASUS PK5-E Wifi mobo with Kalyway 10.5.2 fully updated.

So again, thanks to all for their input. Special thanks to drumthrasher109 and netkas for their persistant efforts.

In Topic: 10.5.6 Released!

19 December 2008 - 02:40 AM

After 3 attempts I finally got mine up and running (partly thanks to a member on here iTome), first attempt I didn't add a disabler.kext which ended in a kernel panic during install (thank god for time machine), second attempt worked but no mouse or keyboard when I tried to log on, installed via .dmg update on third attempt and added some PS2 kext's I found on this forum which worked perfectly.

I needed to add my old AppleSMBIOS.kext to sort out the system profiler and patch IOnetworkingfamily.kext to get time machine to work (it's still a bit slow though. Once I got everything up and running I can say this update makes everything run nice and smooth.

Everything's working as it should, firewire, graphics, sound ect

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I would also love a copy of your modified IONetworkingFamily.kext. I'm still having trouble with time machine. I can't get rid of the "built-in networking" error referred to above. Thanks!

In Topic: 10.5.6 Released!

18 December 2008 - 05:54 PM

Try the EFIStudio-solution posted above. Worked for me.

I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that I tried that as well. I believe that also puts me back in the same position re: time machine error.
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