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  1. So I've spent a good 5 or 6 hours searching for leads on this issue, but haven't been able to find something solid. It seems other people have had something sort of similar to this, but not exact. And if i posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize, please don't tear me a new one, and I'm sorry it's so long, but I need to get all the details out there to help not only myself but other people on here having problems as well. Here's my scenario/background information: I have had a 99% working installation, the only thing weird was my DVD drive behaved strange when waking the system up: - Kalyway 10.5.1 updated to 10.5.5 - Vanilla Kernel, Darwin 9.5 - Badaxe 2 mobo - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz) - BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB Video Card (working dual monitors, QE, etc.) - IMPORTANT KEY: 2 320GB HDDs (One with XP/Vista, the other with one partition booting Mac and one partition in NTFS for media to use with Windows - NOT used in Mac) - 3GB OCZ Platinum memory My issue regards Kalyway not booting from the hard drive. About a day after I installed 10.5.5 (it worked well at first), I noticed I could no longer play audio files, and streaming video from the web no longer worked. I boot Windows from one hard drive, and Mac from another. My method is going into my bios and simply choosing the hard drive to boot from, which worked PERFECT. I somehow fried my install and I went to Time Machine to do a restoration on it (to go back to 10.5.4), which is where my problem began. After I restored with Time Machine my installation would no longer boot from the HD, it would only boot when I had the Kalyway DVD in the drive. After 4 or 5 installations and trying different methods with GUID and MBR, I still can't seem to get this to work again. The Kalyway install no longer boots even when the DVD is in the drive. The worst part is that I've had my method working great, but I can't remember how I set it up. My latest attempt used the Vanilla Kernel, with the EFI_MBR option with a HD formatted with MBR. I have confirmed the partition I've installed Leopard on IS the active partition, and Disk Utility says that it is bootable. Last night, after I finished installing Mac, it seemed to be working. I took the DVD out, and it booted into Mac from the HD with no problems. I shut the computer down and went to bed (sleeping the system is still an issue), and when I woke up and tried to boot into Mac from the HD it would not work. I don't know why all of a sudden it doesn't work when it did last night. I used the barebones install...Vanilla and MBR loader. I don't want to have to load a seperate boot loader because I have no need for it, there is only one installation attempting a boot on my Mac drive. Does ANYBODY have a solution to this problem? I can't, for the life of me, remember how I got this to work previously, but it's frustrating as h*ll knowing I had an AWESOME 10.5.4 install and I can't get back to it. Any advice would be great, and users on here have saved me before so I'm hoping I get some solid help.
  2. I have a 99% working installation: - Kalyway 10.5.1 updated to 10.5.5 - Vanilla Kernel, Darwin 9.5 - Badaxe 2 mobo - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz) - BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB Video Card (working dual monitors, QE, etc.) - 2 320GB HDDs - 3GB OCZ Platinum memory The system goes to sleep fine, and wakes up fine with the display and everything working, except for my DVD drive. When it wakes up, the drive starts making weird noises, like it starts attempting to read something and then stops, then starts again, etc. The drive is a Lite-On 52X (or whatever) Lightscribe drive. When I booted with -v -f and then caused the error, I shut down and noticed something with IOATAFamily.kext (or something similar). I'm guessing this is where my problem lies, but I don't know how to fix it. Has anyone has this problem before, and if so, have you been able to fix it? I don't want to start messing with stuff then mess up my installation. I've searched throughout the site but haven't come across anything that looks like it would help me. After I get this figured out my installation will be working perfectly, so any help would be appreciated.
  3. 8800GT

    Has anybody tried to use the s-video output on the 8800GT?
  4. 8800GT

    Follow up: I tested sleep mode with my computer, and it works...almost. Before it would not wake up (the video wouldn't, at least) and now when I wake it up, video comes on, but my DVD drive starts making weird noises. It sounds like it starts to attempt to read a CD, then stops right away, then starts again, then stops. It does this repeatedly. When I shut the computer down during this, messages come up right before the computer turns off. They go away very quickly, but there are probably 10 of them on there, they say something about IOA....something. I believe it may have something to do with a kext that starts with IOA? I'm not sure. I think this is the ONLY problem I have left with my insteall. Edit: I restarted with -v, put the computer to sleep, got the same problem with the DVD drive, and at shutdown, saw an error with "IOATAController". I dont knwo if it's a kext or not, but that is the file or whatever that is causing problems.
  5. 8800GT

    Ok so I just got done attempting this, and it WORKED! I now have full 1280 x 1024 dual monitor support, CI/QE enabled. This is for a BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB (Device ID 0x0611). Here's my process: -- Open Terminal, type: -- sudo -s -- cp ~/Desktop/com.apple.Boot.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ *Make sure you have the right directory for the Boot.plist file. In this case, mine was on my desktop* -- chown 0:0 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist -- chmod 755 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist -- rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/Caches -- rm -r /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -- rm -r /System/Library/Caches Open DiskUtility, repair permissions for your install drive Restart computer, press any key to enter Boot options menu, type -v -f and press enter Now everything should be working great. Here's a screenshot with my system profiler info. and a benchmark test using Xbench: I now have a 99% working install, I just need to figure out my sleep issue. I haven't tested it yet with this new Boot.plist file (don't know if that would fix it) but when I do I will update this post. I could not have done this without MacUser2525, he walked me through everything and answered all of my questions. I spent a long time trying to find the answers to this, so thanks SO MUCH MacUser. Attached also is the zip file for the com.apple.Boot.plist file that you need to use. com.apple.Boot.plist.zip
  6. 8800GT

    Ok so here we go: -- sudo -s -- cp ~/Desktop/com.apple.Boot.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ ("~" necessary?) -- chown 0:0 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist -- chmod 755 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist -- rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/Caches -- rm -r /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -- rm -r /System/Library/Caches -- Restart with -v -f How's that look?
  7. 8800GT

    Yea I never installed any NVinject, but I did have an ATIinject.kext that I *think* I used for another graphics card. Will that cause problems? Here's the process I'm going to do (sorry about so many questions, I want to make sure I get it right): - Replace Boot.plist with your new one - Open Terminal, under the root directory, type: sudo cp ~/Downloads/com.apple.Boot.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ (I'm thinking I won't need this line, it essentially places the Boot.plist into the directory, same as the GUI operations?) sudo chown 0:0 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist sudo chmod 755 /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/Caches sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions.mkext sudo rm -r /System/Library/Caches - Restart with -v -f
  8. 8800GT

    Alright cool. My device ID is 0x0611, yours is the same? I'm going to take that Boot.plist file you posted on there, and just replace my old one with it. Then I'll reboot with -f -v the first time. Now if this causes a kernel panic, will I be able to boot back into my install somehow to replace it with my original?
  9. 8800GT

    Alright thanks, I will try that right now. Just so I remember correctly, just replace the ID within that file? Do you use dual monitors?
  10. 8800GT

    Thanks for the reply, I've had a lot of problems getting responses from people about stuff lately. I looked through the multiple forums that get linked in there, and it looks like I can try the EFI string editing in the com.bootlist.apple.plist or whatever it is, or try the little app from one of the links (EFI Studio). Do you use an 8800GT by any chance?
  11. 8800GT

    I just got a BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB card (Device ID = 0x0611 Revision ID(?) = 0x00a2), running 10.5.4 (with graphics update, vanilla kernel, originally installed Kalyway 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, now at 10.5.4) I have been looking through all the posts, trying to find a solid thread about how to get this working. I found this one: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...rt=#entry739393 This says that I need 10.5.2, Leopard Graphics Update, NVInject or NVkush. I've heard that the NVInject and NVkush files have crashed systems before, so I'm very hesitant to try them. I do not want to corrupt my installation and not be able to boot into it, as I'm pretty close to getting it working great (still having sleep issues, though). I need to know what the best way is to get this card working with dual monitors, DVI, high resolutions, Quartz, etc. I REALLY need to figure this out soon, so please post anything that may help. System Specs: - Intel BADAXE2, Core 2 Duo E6600 - 3GB OCZ Platinum DDR2 - BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB Video Card (Device ID = 0x0611 Revision ID (?) = 0x00a2) - 320GB Seagate and WD hard drives - Kalyway 10.5.1 vanilla (upgraded to Kalyway 10.5.3 vanilla), now running 10.5.4 via Apple Software Update
  12. ATI X1650XT

    I have Kalyway 10.5.2 installed, have everything working great, even sound and resolution, but I don't have dual monitor support. I'm using an ATI X1650XT card with 256MB and I have my 1280x1024 resolution working by editing kexts, I believe (it was a long time ago, so I'm not positive), and I'm wondering if there's a way to get dual monitor support working for this card while keeping the good resolution? Any help is appreciated. My device ID is 7291 also. My System Profiler says this: "Core Image: Hardware Accelerated" and "Quartz Extreme: Supported" I don't know if this has anything to do with potentially getting dual monitors to work, but I'd appreciate some help.
  13. Has ANYBODY gotten ANY results with an ATI Radeon X1650XT with device ID 7291?? I am COMPLETELY running out of options here...
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  15. ATI Mac Drivers...

    So I got Kalyway to install, but my Device ID for my graphics card is 7291. What MacLovin's pack should I use? I didn't see any that looked like they would work...