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In Topic: (3) monitors on R9 280X - (not working)

13 January 2015 - 02:09 AM

Here is a tip for everyone with DP and DVI issues. I just upgraded to a 3 monitor Eyefinity setup. My monitors are connected to my HIS Radeon HD7950 via 2x active MiniDP to DVI and 1x DVI (also on my 2nd HD7950 I have DVI out to my HDTV). I won't go over my problems because they mirror all of you folk's experiences (and headaches). It has nothing to do with what frame buffer is used.




Enable IGPU in the bios, regardless if you will be using it or not. Problem solved! I can have all ports on both my HD7950 with an active monitor with ZERO issues. The moment I disable IGPU all hell breaks loose (again).


For users of Clover you will have no issues whatsoever. 

For users of Chameleon/Chimera you will need to include the IGPU boot flag and set boot display to IGPU from PEG. If you are not using the IGPU this will be somewhat cumbersome because you will essentially be doing a 'dark boot', and if you have dual boot very annoying (remove the timer and guess when the boot loader is at the drive select screen), but it works.


Hope this helps.



In Topic: mission control add desktop every reboot

01 November 2014 - 12:13 AM

Greetings all. This problem persists even on real Macs. The root of the problem and the fix is easy. It seems if you are using PCI GFX as your main display in conjunction with internal graphics, you will get a new desktop space for EVERY monitor you have plugged in after a restart. Meaning if you have 3 displays, 2 extra will appear every restart. To solve this simply move the MenuBar in Monitor Arrangement to IGPU and no more multiple Desktop spaces. The downside is you have your IGPU as your main and not your significantly more powerful PCI GFX.



In Topic: Weird iPad connection issue

12 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

Did you try another sync cable? Did you try another computer (or device that has USB power)? My iPod did exactly just that, and I discovered that the cable was the issue, despite not showing any signs of wear/damage.

In Topic: Can't boot into my OSx86 partition

12 March 2014 - 12:00 AM

From my experience, once you install Windows (on the same drive, separate partition) as OS X there isn't much you can do. Gringo is correct in saying that Windows is corrupting the boot loader. In 8 years, from XP to 8.1 I have yet to find a solution.


My suggestion is to back-up the OS X partition and start over. When you install Windows on a separate hard drive ALL other drives containing other OSs must be disconnected  (optical drive and drives used for storage are ok) or Windows won't install. Often the installer will give a warning prompt shortly after the process starts and exits. If it does there is a good chance that the HDs containing other OSs will get corrupt. The same goes for installing on the same HD but different partitions.


Here is what I have always done. I gave up on trying to fix things years ago and just went with a fool proof method.

1) Format the HD into 2 partitions; 1 HFS+ the other Fat32 (or NTSF)

2) Install Windows FIRST on the 2nd partition

3) Install OS X on partition 1

4) Install Chameleon/Clover/Chimera


You can try to install Clover on the EFI partition (of the hard drive or from USB) and boot from there. Of course you need an UEFI motherboard for this to work. On that note, if you have the know how you can try reformatting the EFI partition, as well as setting the OS X partition as active. There are many guides here with the info you need.

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