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About KiwiSammy

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  1. Hi All, Unfortunately with my 9800GTX+ the MacPro8800GT.ROM injection only worked halfway with the DVI-HDMI Let me explain, I have tried my own bios injection no luck, blank screen Tried injecting the MacPro8800GT.ROM, thought it was working because it got to my desktop full QE/CI but then within 10seconds it freezes, with video artifacts. I have gone back to DVI-VGA. I'm out of ideas. Cheers Sammy
  2. Hi el charlie, Well I tried your suggestion by backing up my bios from my 9800gtx and placing it in the Extra folder. Also edited the com.apple.Boot.plist as per your instructions. Unfortunately I still get the blank screen when connected via DVI-HDMI adaptor. Any other suggestions? regards Sammy
  3. Sorry to ruin your theory. But from what I have read and also from my own experience (I have a 9800gtx DVI to HDMI adaptor to an HP w2408h display) the aforementioned connection results in a black screen. System is running but no display when machine enters GUI. It would be great for a solution to this as I am connected via DVI -VGa to the same montior. Thankfully my monitor has both inputs. Respectfully KiwiSammy
  4. Are you using HDMI output? If you are using DVI or DVI to VGA that is why you have it working. The problem for others with the 9800gt stems from the DVI to HDMI which, is what I have. When i switched cables to the same monitor but used the vga connector all was fine.
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hi Aquamac, BlankTruth Success. I managed to get full QE/CI in my vanilla 10.5.4 Install. After trawling recent posts for information I came across a new NVinstaller v.52. I installed it without making any other changes and everything is working great. Have a go Blanktruth and let me know if it works.
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hi Macgirl, My card is pretty quiet under both OS. I have not noticed a difference. I noted with interest that you are running 10.5.4 and have the 9800gtx working fully with QE/CI. Did you install NVinject first and try to get it working, or did you go directly for the gfx strings and get it working? I have managed to get mine working in 10.5.2 (kalway) with gfx strings but no luck in 10.5.4. similar to blanktruth and others. In fact I used the same Boot.plist that worked in 10.5.2 (kalway) file and could not get it to work. Will keep trying and let you know if I succeed.
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hi Blanktruth, No I have not managed to get QE/CI working in 10.5.4, yet.. What I was thinking was that for whatever reason the com.apple.Boot.plist was not getting processed by PC-EFI or I do not have the correct version installed. I believe I have version 8, but how can you check? Can you list the caches that I should delete? Others have got their 9800gtx working fully in 10.5.4. I thought it was my card. But now that I see it working in 10.5.2, I beleive I should be able to get it going in 10.5.4. Any other suggestions? Cheers
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    w00t one step closer to Leopard Nirvana I was trying to paste in a screen cap of my scores How do you do that? Now if only I can get this to work in Vanilla 10.5.4!! Thanks guys! Aquamac your guides are invaluable. The Sli stuff your experiemnting with is sooo cool on a mac. Unknown nVidia: Chipset Model: Unknown nVidia Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0612 Revision ID: 0x00a2 ROM Revision: 3172a Displays: HP w2408: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Television: Yes Display Connector: Status: No display connected EDIT 2 Well I tried 10.5.4 Vanilla with the same kexts and the gfx strings. I now believe the problem may be that the Gfx strings are not being loaded by EFI. Either EFI is not version 8 or somehow not processing the com.apple.Boot.plist file. How can I check this?? thanks guys
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hi Blanktruth and Aquamac, I did try the 10.5.4 kexts that were posted however I am not sure if I am using the same Nvinject. Blanktruth could you post the one your using. Did you get QE/CI working with Nvinject or did you have to use the gfx strings to get it to work? Will try Gfx strings now and let you know how I go. Cheers
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    9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hi Aquamac, and others that have got their 9800gtx working with full QE/CI I am new to the scene and have had a steep learning curve. Started with Kalyway and am now running Vanilla 10.5.4 Leopard fully working except for hardware accelerated graphics. I like others managed to get QE/CI working on fresh Kalyway install 10.5.2 out of the box. But this suffered from the white menus problem. When I used the aquamac guide installing the nividia kexts QE/CI disappeared. Using Gfx strings QE/CI does not work and neither does the about this mac graphic and display information. It causes a kernel panic. Interestingly on my first install and on subsequent reboots QE/CI would not be supported (10.5.2) unless I booted with -f flag each time. Why is that? So I tried my hand at 10.5.4 Vanilla install as the newest drivers seemed to be working for most. However I have had no luck with either Nvinject or gfx strings. Here are my details Display: Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 32 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0612 Revision ID: 0x00a2 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported Device path using Gfxutil DevicePath = PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) My hex string d20300000100000001000000c60300001500000002010c00d041030a010000000101060000010101 60000007fff040014000000400032002c006e0061006d00650000001100000073656e736f722d706 72656e74220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730069007a00650000000800 0000000002036000000400032002c00680077006300740072006c002d0070006100720061006d007 002d00760065007200730069006f006e00000008000000000000021c000000640065007600690063 065005f0074007900700065000000100000004e5644412c4765466f7263650e0000006e0061006d0 650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e7422000000400030002c006400650076006900630065 05f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c6179100000006d006f00640065006c0000001 0000004e5649444941204765466f7263652039383030204754582044444c22000000400031002c00 400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c617912000000400 32002c007200650067000000080000000000000222000000400032002c0064006500760069006300 5005f0074007900700065000000120000004e5644412c6770752d64696f646520000000400032002 0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c0065000000160000004e5644412c73656e736f722d70 172656e7422000000400032002c002300730069007a0065002d00630065006c006c0073000000080 00000000000020000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e00 0004e5644412c4e564d616314000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412 446973706c61792d413a000000400032002c0068007700730065006e0073006f0072002d00700061 0720061006d0073002d00760065007200730069006f006e000000080000000000000226000000400 32002c0023006100640072006500730073002d00630065006c006c00730000000800000000000001 4000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4220000 00400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e56 d61631e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e000000090000003331373 61100000004e00560043004100500000001800000004000000000003000c00000000000007000000 00e0000004e00560050004d000000200000000100000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000 Repaired permissions and deleted cache still get KP.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!