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  1. Got my Nvidia 8600GT Working (Updated 9-18-08)

    Can you post a quick list of the steps you have made for install? are you running bootefi or nvinject (or something like that)? providing you have bootefi and the correct verion of nvinstaller for your version of tiger this guide will probably help. Just ignore the section with the bios settings and install and go to the graphics card configuration.I havent tested this on other machines, but providing you have the system working and are using bootefi, it should just be a matter of installing the drivers and testing. best to make a backup before attempting if you are unsure.
  2. Got my Nvidia 8600GT Working (Updated 9-18-08)

    Try my guide, let me know if it helps anyone. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=112854 Xyph.
  3. Please find the attached guide for installing a working system on an ASUS P5K Deluxe Wifi motherboard and getting an 8600gt graphics card to work properly. It took me a lot of reading to get my knowledge up to scratch for this install, and this site was a great source of information. Thought I should write and post a guide to help others and also add to the vast ammount of information this site contains. Feedback would be great. If there is any issues, or inconsistencies I would like to fix and also add to this guide over time. Enjoy! Xyph. Asus_P5K_Deluxe_Wifi_with_ASUS_8600GT___Install_Guide_v2.pdf
  4. Asus P5K Deluxe Help

    Gord1020. Please take a look at my install guide (attached). I have just re-written pretty much from scratch and off memory it as the original one was all over the place. If you follow this you should be fine. Please note that your graphics card is different, so it may work out of the box or may require different kexts so keep that in mind however this guide should point you in the right direction. My 8600GT loads com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal, com.apple.NVDAResman and com.apple.GeForce when working, where as yours may load a different one (whichever one it requires, NVInstaller should install it for you anyway). Simple way to check is after installing the NVInstaller, simply run the kextstat command and check the output for whatever nvd* or Ge* is loaded. Let me know how you go, as I would like to make sure I havent missed anything in this guide. Xyph. Addition: Reworked the guide a little as it had a bit of conflicting data (old screen shots and some inaccurate instructions from when I was testing). Also edited my post as it was inaccurate. Both should be correct now as per my current working setup Xyph. Asus_P5K_Deluxe_Wifi_with_ASUS_8600GT___Install_Guide_v2.pdf
  5. Got my Nvidia 8600GT Working (Updated 9-18-08)

    holydhaliwal. I understand. This is what was happening to me. From kalyway install 10.5.2 with no drivers selected during install and vanilla kernel. booted up fine but with 1024x768 res. Installed nvinject.kext then nvinstaller for 10.5.2 and reboot. All is fine and qe/ci supported. reboot and it had the same issue you were describing. What i was doing to get around it was avoiding reboots at any cost and when i needed to reboot i would move the NVDANV50Hal.kext from /system/library/extensions into my root directory and reboot. upon reboot i would get a message saying i had to reboot, so i then reboot again but this time i hit a key during startup and type -s to go into single user mode. at the command prompt i would do a "mount -uw /" then do a "sudo cp -r NVDANV50Hal.kext /system/library/extensions" then typed "reboot" and it would restart and boot up with correct res and QE/CI supported again. After working this out, i figured it probably only works this way as when i boot it up without the NVDANV50Hal.kext file in the extensions folder, then reboot with it there the system must be triggered to reload the kext's so i simply added: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-f</string> to /library/preferences/systemconfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist to force a kext reload during bootup fixed the issue. It adds a few seconds to boot time but i can deal with that. Hope this helps. Let me know if it doesnt and i will see what i can do to help.
  6. To Gord1020. I have almost the exact same specs to what you listed (check out my sig for specs). With the Kalyway 10.5.2 install, the MB works fine, sound and network cards also are perfect (just make sure you select the NIC and WiFi cards during the install - hit the "Customise" button). I also deselected all graphics and selected only vanilla kernel.The only issue i had was getting the graphics working. Currently it is perfect (with CI/QE) but i have had to do a lot of mucking around to get it this way and am not rebooting for fear of the graphics stuffing up again as it seems to consistently do.To Zaap. If possible, can you provide some assistance in the steps you had to do to get your graphics card working properly (kext hacks etc). I have got mine working a few times with full res and CI/QE but after a reboot it has been dropping the CI/QE (and sometimes just not showing anything at all). I suspect kext issues but not sure how to get it stable.What i did was installed the 10.5.2 with vanilla kernel and Boot.EFI V8 then booted in and moved NV* and GeF* from the extensions directory to ensure no kexts were there before putting NVinject.kext in extensions followed by an install of the NVinstaller 4.2. Any assistance would be great. Oh and all permissions are correct.To Gord1020. I have fully documented my install so if you end up with the hardware, let me know and i will post it (I would love to have the graphics thing sorted, and include that first though to complete the doc). I am a noob to this scene and have worded it for ease of use and included screen shots. Sorry, didnt see the 'reply' button to reply directly to your post.If possible, can you provide some assistance in the steps you had to do to get your graphics card working properly (kext hacks etc). I have got mine working a few times with full res and CI/QE but after a reboot it has been dropping the CI/QE (and sometimes just not showing anything at all). I suspect kext issues but not sure how to get it stable.What i did was installed the 10.5.2 with vanilla kernel and Boot.EFI V8 then booted in and moved NV* and GeF* from the extensions directory to ensure no kexts were there before putting NVinject.kext in extensions followed by an install of the NVinstaller 4.2. Any assistance would be great. Oh and all permissions are correct.
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