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    [Update-Guide] ATI Mobility Radeon X1350 totally WORKS

    Hey all, I created a guide over here (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=196083) for the x1400 card. They should be very similar except for a few specifics related to the x1350. It might be helpful to those looking to get it working. Thanks.
  2. Hi kelvint, thanks for the tip regarding mouse tearing! Looking forward to trying it. And I'm glad to hear the x1400 is now working for you.
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    [GUIDE] Howto vanilla 10.6.1 Asus Commando

    Hi Yoshiko, Thank you for your guide. I have a Commando also. Did you get the firewire port working?
  4. Awesome voxelized, penguin@ries, and ahmettt! I'm so glad that it's working out for you three. Spread the word! I know there were a ton of posts with x1400 issues. Hopefully this will solve some problems for people. Or at least open the discussion again.
  5. Alright, so I've created a PDF guide with images for the steps above. Check out the first post for the update. Let me know what you think! Thanks.
  6. Sure, I'll take some screenshots for you. I'll start from the beginning and try to document my steps via screen grabs. I'll try to get them within the next 24 hours.
  7. Hello everyone, I stumbled across the following forum post yesterday (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=192792) and, while it was for the x1350, I attempted the same steps applied to the x1400...and it worked! So this is what I did. I've tested this with 10.5.7 iAtkos and iDeneb versions. My laptop is an Acer 5672. 1. Download the ATI_Kexts.zip file from here or the aforementioned forum post and extract it. 2. Using any text editor, edit the info.plist file from ATIRadeonX1000.kext and change the following string: from 0x71961002 to 0x71451002 (because the dev id for the Mobility x1400 is 7145. It's 7196 for the x1350. 3. Download a freeware program called softMCCS. This is used to extract your EDID information for placement inside the RadeonHD.kext info.plist. 4. Once downloaded, launch softMCCS and go to file->save EDID as->choose file type "viewsonic EDID file"->save your edid.dat. 5. Open this edid.dat file with any text editor, and remove all the white space from the beginning of the file, and remove the headers and columns (so essentially, you're left with rows and columns of xx data). Now format all of these xx data bits into groups of 8 followed by a space, so you basically have 32 chunks of xxxxxxxx data (xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx etc...). See the attached files for my modified versions. Heck, these files might even work for you. 6. Now that we've got our modified .dat file, copy and paste all of the 32 chunks, and paste them into the RadeonHD.kext info.plist file, under the section <key>EDID</key><data> 7. Install either flavour of OSX (might work with other versions but I haven't tested this yet). Using the free program KextHelper, first install your modified ATIRadeonX1000.kext, repair disk permissions using Disk Utility, and reboot. 8. Again using KextHelper, then install your modified RadeonHD.kext, repair disk permissions, and reboot. If you get a kernel panic, reboot using -v -f commands. 9. If all boots well, you should now be able to change your screen resolution to 1280 x 800 with QE/CI. The only problem I have now is mouse tearing. But I'm sure that's an easy fix. I just haven't looked into it. Let me know how it goes for you! UPDATE: I've created a PDF guide with images for the above steps. Let me know what you think! ATI_Kexts.zip ATI_Kexts_modified.zip EDID.txt ATI_Mobility_x1400_OSx86_Guide.pdf
  8. hello all, sorry if this question has been answered already, but I can't find a solution anywhere. When running the pre script, I get a "cannot execute binary" error at the ./startupfiletool section...which is very early in this process. Any ideas? I am running Kalyway, and looking to install Retail DVD with Vanilla kernel on a separate SATA drive. I only ran Kalyway so that I have a "mac" to run the scripts on. Target SATA drive has been partitioned as GUI, I've changed all necessary disk identifier names in the pre script. Motherboard is ASUS Commando (P965 chipset). Thanks for any help.
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    Nvidia driver & performance questions

    I'll take an answer to any ONE of the questions please Thanks
  10. Hello everyone, I have an Intel Q6600, Asus Commando motherboard, 4 GB ram (4 x 1GB PC6400 sticks) and an NVIDIA 8800 GTS 512 MB. Leopard (10.5.2 from Kalyway install and update) runs fine on this hardware, but I just have a couple of questions regarding performance: 1. My xbench results are 157. Is this good for this type of hardware? For some reason it seems low...I've checked the Xbench performance thread but it's difficult to find something that is close to mine. Nothing is overclocked. 2. Leopard, according to the "about this mac" box, sees the 4gb, but my Adobe software (such as photoshop and fireworks) only see 3GB. All 4 sticks are the same...any ideas? 3. Lastly, I installed the NVIDIA drivers from here: http://scottdangel.com/blog/?p=21. Are there any advantages to this driver or some other ones posted on this forum for NVIDIA 8x00 cards? What's the difference? Thanks for any help and/or suggestions. Best, SS
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    High Temperature after 10.5.2 !

    Hi Scott, thanks so much for posting that ACPI file. Can you please post just briefly how to install it? It's just a matter of replacing the current file and fixing permissions, right? What apps are you guys using to monitor temperatures? Thanks again.
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    Almost have everything working....except...

    alright, fixed 1 and 2. 1 by changing SATA mode in BIOS to AHCI. And 2 seemed to fix itself. Ah well! Thx
  13. Hello everyone. First, just want to say thank you to everyone who contributes to these forums. This place has been such a help in getting my homebrew OSx86 going. Just thought I'd post what I've done for those who have an Asus Commando motherboard. 1. Installed Kalyway 10.5.1 dvd by using external USB dvd drive and PATA HD - worked 2. Installed KalywayIntelCombo10.5.2 - worked (only ran installer that came with it...not sure if there was anything else I was supposed to do). 3. Ran update and downloaded the Apple Graphics Update - worked. 4. Installed NVInstallerV.33.pkg, and 8800 GTS 512 now works. 5. Insatlled AzaliaAudio package and now sound works (just stereo). I am having the following problems though: 1. Boot up is slow. I know a lot of people are having problems with this but the solutions I've found so far are a bit over my head. Can anyone please explain in a simple way? 2. I have OSX installed on a PATA drive, and then 3 SATA drives in the machine. Only 2 of the SATA drives get detected by OSX. Any ideas? The Commando board uses the Intel p965/ICH8R chipset. 3. Lastly, this is low on my priority list, but has anyone figured out how to get the 5.1 sound working with the SupremeFX audio card (uses the ADI 1988B codec). Thanks so much everyone for any help and/or suggestions. Take care. SS