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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    A user by the name of "sirfender" sent me this: . The method to get Snow Leopard installed on this system worked wonders. I even fave full QE/CI o nmy GT220! You may be able to use parts of his method to get your card working.
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    Update: 12/21/2009: Seems like QE/CI support is broken again. I installed some updates, Java, Airport, and Apple Remote Desktop, and when the system restarted I noticed the menu bar was no longer translucent. I tried installing Chameleon RC4 to see if it would help and it did not. Chameleon still refuses to properly detect the GT220 on this system. All it ever sees is a generic NVidia Video Card with 32 MB of RAM. Silent_Natit at least gives me some proper support as before. I wish I had Time Machine setup so that I could go back but live and learn I guess...
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    Yes, everything you have listed is correct. Good luck!!!
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    StormRoBoT: I'm on 10.6.2 so I'm not sure if there is support for the card in 10.5.7. As for the CPU, again 10.5.x does not officially support the CoreiX series. You need to enter boot flags: cpus=1 and busratio=20 for it to work. You could always manually edit the com.apple.Boot.plist file to do this for you. Note that this option only enables 1 core. You might need to use a patched kernel (like VooDoo). tchaga: I went here: Snow Leopard Kexts daclothe: I am using DVI ricren: I personally could not get it to work with an EFI string so I went with the Silentnatit kext. If you find a way, awesome Everyone else: Thanks for any and all suggestions you have given to me and to others. This is why I still come to this forum looking for answers. Despite all of the negative comments here and there people are still willing to help. I would like to make 1 request to those looking for answers: Please don't just post a new thread with a common question like "How do I get my card working with EFI strings?" (though asking for a specific string is ok) or "How do I install Chameleon?" There are plenty of threads about this and Google will typically yield 1000's (or more) results. We don't need to clog up the forum with the same question. I know I posted a new thread but I have checked an none of the current ones regarding the GT220 were SL related nor did they contain my specific issues. Maybe I should have piggy-backed off of one of those but when I originally posted this I deemed it suitable for its own post. Keep up the good work folks!
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    Well, i want to report that I have successfully enabled full graphics support. It appears that the latest fakesmc.kext Netkas has released has done it. So for anyone having issues with their video card, specifically the GeForec GT220, try that. Again I am using Silent Natit x86_64 v1.0.2 running on 10.6.2 with all current updates in 64 bit mode. Funny, I wasn't really expecting it to work, just hoping. When the system restarted and I saw the translucent menubar I was still on edge because as stated in my first post anytiem I saw this the system was basically unresponsive. But when the desktop appears a split second later and I could work as normal, I got excited. Let this be a lesson in patience. Jumping on something the second it comes out will almost always have its problems. If you can wait a while before jumping on the bandwagon, or if you can wait out before giving up on something you already started on, it can pay off.
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    Ok, so I've searched all of the usual places as well as google, and I cannot seem to be able to find a download for NVDarwin anywhere, especially for Snow Leopard. All of the links I have found are either dead or link to a leopard version (10.5.x). I just installed the new fakesmc netkas released so I', going to attempt a reboot and see if somehow that fixes it. I'll keel you guys posted.
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    Issues with GeForce GT220

    Thanks stheking. I will give that a shot as soon as I am out of work.
  8. Ok, here's the deal (long post, sorry. Trying to include as much info as I can): I have a Dell Studio XPS 9000 with a Core i7 920 processor, 6 GB RAM, GeForce GT220 with 1 GB RAM (has 1 DVI 1 VGA and 1 HDMI port), 640 GB Hitachi HD, DVD-R/W, and an Internal USB multi-card reader. I installed SL and got it to work about 95% without issue. Was even able to update to 10.6.2 without trouble. Boot loader is the latest Chameleon RC3 with Netkas' PC EFI 10.5. Sound works using VooDooHDA. Internal network works without any hacks. Using vanilla kernel. The main issue I am having is that I do not have full graphics acceleration. SL 10.6.2 supposedly has support for the card based on the device ID being present in NVDANV5Hal.kext, but all I get is high resolution support (1680x1050) which is VESA 3 supported. System profiler shows only 32 MB of RAM is detected. Obviously I need to use an injector/EFI string/Graphics Enabler. No big deal I thought. I first tried the Graphics Enabler since it was the easiest method and I've used it successfully in 10.5.8 and 10.6.2 on another system. When I restarted the desktop took a little longer to load but when it came up I noticed the menu bar was translucent. YAY! I though...until I noticed the desktop icons were pink and while I could move the mouse cursor at native speed, clicking on anything resulted in a slowdown that could best be described as trying to emulate a PS3 on a Pentium 3. So I undid the Graphics Enabler and went with an EFI string. Same result. Last resort was some sort of injector (tried them all) and again same story. The only exception was was the Silent Natit (32 and 64 bit compatible). This gave me partial acceleration. I did not have QE or CI but it did see all the ram and performance was pretty good. Videos were not choppy and Flurry screensaver ran without frame skipping. Drawbacks are that Front Row, DVD Player and the RSS screensaver do not run. The other issue I am having is that I get KPs when trying to run in 32 bit mode. It runs natively in 64 bit mode just fine. I'm not concerned with that so much but figured I would throw it in just in case the 2 issues are somehow related. Does anyone have a solution other than replacing the video card? I really don't have that option available. If I need to run in 32 bit mode for it to work can someone assist me with the KP? I freezes up just after detecting the CPU and it's cores (it sees 8 since its a quad core with hyper-threading.) No other error that I can see. I suppose I could look at any logs to see if they reveal anything. Thanks and again sorry for the long post! BTW - ignore the signature, that is a different system that works fine.
  9. Macmeister

    EP35-DS3R Tips

    Looks like I'm not 100% there yet. After the system wakes from sleep, I lose the ability to reconnect my SAMBA shares via NETBIOS/UNC path or even DNS name/UNC path. I CAN however connect using the IP address, so there is that workaround. I statically entered a hostname in my hosts file and I'm all set. Anyone else having that issue can try the above method to see if it helps them. Othewise, anyone got a solution? No rush since I am working otherwise. Thank again!
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    EP35-DS3R Tips

    Dude, you rock! This worked perfectly for me! I had SL almost working (had to use -v boot flag to get sleep, and then sound would stop working), I had USB, but not listed as built-in, system would randomly lock up or "find" a 2nd monitor at boot, and other random issues. Not I have sleep that works (I can even move the mouse or press a key and it wakes up instead of hitting power!), sound that works before and after sleep, no longer need -v, and no apparent random startup issues! I still use an EFI string for my video card, but that's because I plan on changing it out soon and don't want to have to recompile a DSDT (and possibly run into issues again). Thanks, again!
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    Intel DG101GGC

    You can try this: Generic USB 2.0. It's saved my rear a few times until I found the right combination of hardware and Leoapard release.
  12. CaptainNemo, Thanks for the response, to answer your questions: The DS3R comes with an ICH9R controller, which of course gives it RAID capabilities (which are disabled). I have replaced AppleAHCIPort.kext with one that supports it (appears to be an official one). Like I said though, problems came about after the Java security update (and the other updates that showed up post-10.5.6) so I don't want to pinpoint it to that though I can replace it with the one provided in your tutorial. This is a clean install from full retail, no "upgrades" or anything. Looking at the logs, I have a lot of kextd_2009-03-23-07* and kextload_2009-03-23-* crash reports. None seems to specify what kext (if any) though it may be kernel related instead. The latest security updates don't repalce the kernel, do they? UPDATE: On a hunch, I removed AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext (which must have been installed as part of an update because I KNOW I removed it before) and now the system starts up correctly!!! Strange though, and maybe this is my ignorance, but I could have sworn I read someplace that if you have the DSDT patch in place you can ignore AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. Oh well. A little bit of info for anyone else having similar issues.
  13. I followed the tutorial and was glad with the results until I applied updates after the 10.5.6 update. These were Java Security update, some iTunes update, 2 Airport updates (which I disabled), and a security update. After these updates I can no longer start up Leopard. Crash reporter shows its saving a log into it's log folder, and it just keeps repeating that ever few seconds or so. I haven't looked into it further as it was late and I had to get to bed, but I was wondering if anyone else has had any issued with this method? Also, before the updates, I was having difficulty accessing SAMBA shares. It would tell me something to the effect that it could not connect to the server and to check that the name or IP address was correct. I have another hard drive with JaS 10.5.4 upgraded to 10.5.5 installed and was able to browse my Windows domain just fine. I was using an original retail (10.5) DVD and the included package from CaptainNemo. When I get home from work I can post screenshots or give you guys more info as needed. P.S. - This is not a slam on the author or a b*tching or anything. Most likely I'm forgetting something or there was just a glitch.
  14. Reading Strimer's post about Parallels (just under this topic in Virtualization, Emulation, and Crossover) it appears the same problem happens in Parallels as in Fusion. Now other than the CPU, they do not really share anything else in common. With regards to the CPU, it is basically the only thing not emulated. What about removing any CPU-related kexts such as any power managements ones or SMBIOS? Since essentially the CPU is passed on directly to the VM, any kexts that we have to remove, replace or modify to get it working on our hacks might apply to the VMs as well. Why isn't this so with running Fusion on a real Mac? Who knows...but it's worth a shot. Anyone know how to create an Extensions.mkext of the Extensions folder on the DVD without the CPU-related kexts? And yes, I did try it on that HP DX2300, same result - Galaxy wallpaper with spinning beach ball.
  15. Has anyone tried this on OS X 10.4.11 (min required OS for Fusion)? I wonder if there's something about the modified Leopard that Fusion doesn't like but maybe isn't an issue on Tiger 10.4.11? I may try it over the weekend on a spare HD if I can locate either my 10.4 DVD (and use Boot 132/EFI) or some 3rd party release. Of course if someone's already tried it and has the same issues it'll save me the trouble... BTW...I should be able to test it on that work PC I mentioned before sometime Friday.
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