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Nick Burman

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  1. GraphicsEnabler issues

    Just a subtle bump, any ideas chaps?
  2. GraphicsEnabler issues

    Hi guys, Currently using Hazard 10.6.2 Snow Leopard install DVD, and out of the box, everything works absolutely fine (Asus P5KPL-AM EPU motherboard, Core2Duo 2.6Ghz processor, nVidia GeForce 8400GS branded by Asus. Now, out of the box the install DVD recognises the 8400 fine, gives me full QE/CI support at the correct resolutions over DVI. If I use Software Update or a Combo update pack, the normal procedure (backup kernel and kexts), the system reboots, I see the cursor in the top corner, the screen turns blue, then light blue, then back to blue again, and carries on and on. Sometimes I'll see a corrupted display before it goes back to the blue/light blue cycle. I've tried custom EFI strings as well as the GraphicsEnabler flag, but I just can't seem to get this going. I have the same symptoms from the 8400GS, an Inno3D branded 7300GT, and an XFX Radeon HD4550. Should I stay with 10.6.2, or am I missing something blindingly obvious that I need to do on an upgrade. When choosing options, I didn't choose a custom/legacy kernel so I believe I'm using Vanilla, but being a Hazard disc it probably has some modifications. The bootloader I'm using is PC EFI 10.5 (RC4?) Cheers for any help in advance. Nick
  3. Unable to find a mouse / Keyboard

    Sometimes you have to use a USB keyboard and mouse for the first boot - when its all set up and running PS2 devices work fine.
  4. Kalyway 15 inch

    Search for the drivers on this forum. I don't know if they exist for the 945GM, but its worth a search.
  5. Waiting for root/Doesn't Detect IDE Drives

    Have you tried to disconnect your SATA hard disk and DVD drive and use an IDE DVD drive? That should allow you to install OSX? With mine, I had to disconnect SATA discs at first, and solely use IDE - if you have one channel, HDD as master, DVD as slave, or if you have two channels, HDD as master on 1, DVD as master on 2.
  6. Damn thing removed my post! You mentioned about the filesystem being converted to HFS from FAT32, maybe its worth using an Ubuntu live CD with gParted to create a FAT32 partition then reconvert it? It doesn't make sense but it may just be worth a shot if it works - the disk utility might not be putting on the correct flags onto the partition table. Other than that it does sound like chipset issues - maybe there's a patch available for your particular SATA chipset? The other thing to try - and I know it sounds silly - is to reset the BIOS with the battery - I had an issue on mine and when I reset the BIOS it worked fine, so might be worth a shot.
  7. Have you updated your BIOS between the first install and reinstall by any chance?
  8. My Install Experiences

    Hi all, long time lurker, and I think first time poster! I recently upgraded my main rig so had my machine sitting around gathering dust. I decided to pick up where I left off many months ago and install OS X on this rig. Specs: ASROCK ALIVE NF6G-DVI AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+ nForce 2 chipset + networking controller nVidia GeForce 7300GT Realtek 8139 PCI network card Onboard ALC888 audio codec 80GB Hard disk - SATA Pioneer DVD-RW - IDE How I installed: I downloaded the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD amd/intel SSE2/3 Booted from dvd When started, created a full partition on the hard disk, then went on to select which packages to install. Selected all AMD patches then finished the install. When I rebooted it I got straight into a working OSX install but without audio or networking. I couldn't get the nvidia networking controller to work, so went and got myself a Realtek 8139 PCI card, which I plugged in and was away (after discovering my PCI slots are dodgy!). For the Audio, I downloaded the ALC888Audio package from this very website - rebooted and worked fine. Then I decided to try to get QE/CI enabled on my graphics card. I downloaded NVKush, which comes as an installable package, and rebooted. My card is detected as "I can has name?", but QE/CI works absolutely fine, no problems My next quest is to try Firewire - I have a generic PCI firewire card which I may try to get working. Other than that, its all up and running fine Hope this helps people, feel free to ask any questions about my process to install or hardware. Cheers Nick All AMD