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  1. 10.6.8 is out. Presumably it puts in place whatever underpinnings Lion needs to be installed from the App Store. Be interested to see what happens. 10.6.7 is working so nice Best way to back up an install before trying an upgrade? SuperDuper do the job?
  2. Alright, I have a secondary install of Snow Leopard that I use purely for experimenting / testing so that I don't have to worry about bricking a working install. I'm getting a kernel panic using your DSDT file. Here's what I did with it: It has 10.6.6 on it already from an install using DD's script (done a couple month's ago), so I modified that install. I updated the Chameleon bootloader on that drive to r700 (to support my ATI 5770), made sure it had only 2 kexts installed (FakeSMC, IONetworkingFamily), changed the boot plist to run in 64-bit mode, etc. (it was previously forcing 32bit to work with sleepenabler, which kext has now been removed). Last thing I did was copy your DSDT.aml file over the existing DSDT.aml file. Upon booting from the test drive, here's the KP screen I get. I've also included screen shots of my boot.plist and the kext installer so you can see what's installed. ---- My concern is that perhaps this DSDT with it's EFI string injection is not compatible with using Chameleon R700 (which is what I need to run my ATI 5770). I use no texts or EFI strings for my gfx card-- just the GraphicsEnabler key in my boot.plist in tandem with Chameleon RC700. Either that or I really do just need to do a completely clean install of SL on this drive.
  3. Where is the bios version stated? Not exactly sure what bios rev I have, but given this info I'd like to make sure I have at least 9m before using your DSDT file.
  4. I'm not opposed to getting into native power management-- seems like the next step on the hackintosh path So with the DSDT in the thread you have in your sig, can I just use that or will I need to customize it at all? I have an LG optical drive so I may not get timed sleep (doesn't bother me, just want to be able to manually sleep my machine).
  5. So does anyone with this motherboard have a SleepEnabler.kext that works in 64-bit mode? The one I have (I believe the one that came with the script) causes a KP (double panic, actually) during boot if I boot into 64-bit mode with it installed.
  6. Sounds familiar-- I guess they *used* to stock the GTX 285. Currently, aside from nvidia Quadro cards, the highest consumer level card Apple has in their online store is the ATI 5870 (my bad for assuming they never sold the GTX 285). Good to know that that GTX 285 is an option, though-- thanks for pointing that out! You are right-- I did a test install on a separate drive with PC-EFI v10.6 per DD's recommendation ("as it permits you to bypass the DSDT installation. Other bootloaders are known to stall on boot, if no DSDT file is present.") with the ATY_init kext and it would not initialize the graphics card. Fortunately I still had my install with DSDT intact still-- I updated the bootloader on it to Chameleon 2 RC 5 (as included in DD's script), then replaced the boot file with a newer one from kabyl in this thread and the card now initializes and I'm back in business-- so far this card is working as well or better than my GTS 250 was. I'm not sure what route I'd go on a fresh install with the DSDT issue, but as far as upgrading the video card in an existing system, I seem to be in good shape.
  7. ATI HD 5770

    Awesome. Added that boot file to my root directory, bingo, I have video. Removing my 32-bit flag seems to have resulted in a double panic (probably a kext or something 64-bit wasn't liking), but putting it back I'm able to boot back into my install successfully. EDIT: Don't know what I was smoking when I wrote that. I'm still running 64-bit, what caused the KP was that the SleepEnabler.kext I was using in 32-bit mode doesn't work in 64-bit. Totally unrelated to the video issue-- I'm able to boot 32-bit + SleepEnabler or 64-bit / no SleepEnabler and get video either way. Sweet. Using RC5 + the boot file mentioned enables / initializes the 5770. It's that simple. Two LCDs hooked up to the 2 DVI ports working fine, apparently. I did boot one time to have my main monitor fail to display anything in 32-bit mode-- it just stayed black (on, not sleeping). I hit the power button to sleep the machine, then woke it, and it displayed the desktop properly. Hmm. Haven't had any glitches in 64-bit mode yet. Next question is, is there anything I need to do now to enable full hardware acceleration? Only test I did was firing up Left 4 Dead 2 and cranking up the settings. I think this card should be able to handle that game fine, but it gets a bit choppy with antialiasing and filtering cranked all the way up (maybe this card doesn't handle that stuff awesome-- but either way, the "recommended" settings are {censored}, tho with other things set low, it seems to run fine at 1920 x 1200). Is there a Mac equivalent of the catalyst drivers or whatever? Or perhaps this is as good as it gets. (I fired up the same game in Windows and it's night and day, video settings default much higher and things are tons smoother.) Thanks for all your help-- so happy to have my machine up and running again-- good to be productive again.
  8. ATI HD 5770

    Thanks for your help. I did remove the efi string for my nvidia card and turned on graphics enabled (prior to learning about this new boot file), but I will check S/L/ caches just in case. One last question that came to mind. Elsewhere i've read that when you use this method you need to boot in 64 bit mode. I do believe my boot.plist has a kernel flag forcing 32 bit -- do I need to ditch that flag?
  9. ATI HD 5770

    Thanks. Haven't had a chance to do this yet, but I had a couple additional questions just to make sure I'm not missing something. * Do I need to extract my card's ROM file, rename it and put it in EXTRA and use the UseAtiROM key in my boot.plist? * Also, I read earlier in this thread that Baboon was the correct frame buffer for the Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X. Not Vervet? (I ask because it looks like you have the same card). Sorry for all the questions. Have yet to get my install to boot up all the way-- screen goes black / fans speed up when it tries to initialize the card for OS X. I should be updating my drive tomorrow with the boot file and any other mods necessary.
  10. ATI HD 5770

    So I have Chameleon 2 RC5 installed, does this boot file go in the volume root? Or in Extra? (Had a stable install with an nVidia GTS 250 until a few days ago-- that card died and I now own a Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X, so it's a different ballgame getting it going, not as simple as an EFI string.)
  11. Update: Well I popped a Saphire 5770 Vapor-X in, and sure enough, I have video again. Prior to putting the card in, I plugged my drive into my Mac Pro at work, removed the GTS 250 string, turned on graphics enabler, and used the script to install the version of Chameleon 2 RC5 that was included with the script. I'm now in the "black screen and fans power up super high" KP club, haha. This should be fun sorting this out. I did also create a fresh install of SL on a separate drive (expecting to need to tinker), but I haven't had a chance to play with that yet (that one includes the ATY_init kext, while my old install does not). We'll see how much patience I have if I run out, I may just have to suck it up and buy another 200 series nVidia card.
  12. So graphics string does the trick for your 285 even though it's not technically a model Apple supports? I thought about getting another 250 (not many available these days), but I figured if I could spend a few more and upgrade I'd give it a shot. Who knows-- if the 5770 that I just got doesn't fly, I might be getting another 250. We'll find out shortly. Interesting-- no I never installed any drivers / software for the card, just relied on whatever drivers or kexts came with DD's script and Vanilla OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard. Didn't really have a chance to try before my card died, sadly. I'm prepping another install of Snow Leopard so that I can have a sandbox to play in without wrecking a good install, see if I can get a 5770 going w/ 3d acceleration in Steam. Thanks for the input on those CUDA drivers, though! May come in handy if I revert to buying another GTS 250 (or an nVidia card in general).
  13. hey, Thanks for the reply. I guess the question is, are you running one monitor or two? Wondering if that's what made the difference. Actually I think I just killed my GTS 250. I was in Win7 playing Left for Dead 2, and shortly after exiting the game, I went to update another program and my monitors went to sleep. Now I don't even get a video signal at post-- so it's not a problem with my installs. I've power cycled several times and only got the machine to boot once since then-- booted into Win7, which it lasted for about 20 seconds before the displays went to sleep again. The fan is spinning up and down kinda funny on the GTS 250, too. Really odd. My hackintosh is now a giant paperweight. Anyways, thanks for the info. Now I need to think about getting possibly another card that has more standard support than the GTX 460. How about an ATI 5770? What flag do I need to enter at the boot screen to get safe mode to change / update my system for a different graphics card? I can use the script to install Chameleon 2 RC5, no?
  14. Couple quick questions generally related to this Gigabyte UD5 board. a) I put Corsair XMS3 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Tri-Channel memory into it back when I built it (along with a 920 i7). The Bios is reading that memory at 1066mhz-- am I missing something? Do you have to actually tweak bios settings to get the memory to run at its advertised speed of 1600mhz? :censored2: I'm looking at upgrading my GeForce GTS 250 to a GTX 460. Looks like the latest script has an EFI string for this card, so I just want to confirm the steps in swapping out the hardware: - re-enable the Graphics Enabler (I removed this once I got my EFI string for the GTS 250 going); - remove the string for the GTS 250 - power down, swap the hardware out - reboot, run the script again to install the GTX 480 EFI string. Am I missing anything? Any concerns I should have with this card? EDIT: Here's a more specific question-- when I bought my GTS 250, one of the factors deciding WHICH one to get hinged on the outputs on the back of the card. It seems that cards that were anything other than two DVI outputs had problems (maybe just with things like sleeping properly, but problems nonetheless). Do I need to still try to stay as OEM as possible -- two DVI outs and nothing else? Any recommended cards?) EDIT 2: so, I just fired up a game in Steam (Left for Dead 2) and notice that I'm pretty much not getting 3D acceleration in game. IE, in Win7 I play at full res (1920X1200) and everything runs smooth-- in Snow Leopard, it defaults to some 900x600 resolution and even that doesn't play that smooth. As mentioned above I'm just using an EFI string. Do I need to install separate nvidia drivers to get 3d acceleration in games? What risk does this pose to my install? (I'd back it up first, for sure) Or am I SOL? (not a biggie... can just reboot into Win7 for games if needs be, but it'd be handy to be able to play in OS X). EDIT 3: I guess it'd have to be an officially supported card (ie one available on Macs) to get proper drivers... heh. Perhaps I am SOL for gaming with this card or even the 460. Too bad the selection of cards made for Mac is so sparse. Sorry for rambling, folks.
  15. Thank you so much for your response. Firstly, I think I was under the mistaken impression that, if and when I decide to upgrade my Adobe Creative Suite to CS5 or beyond, I would need to be running A) Snow Leopard and a 64-bit operating system / kernel. It sounds like they stressed the "64-bit" issue more for the Windows counterpart than the Mac, because a page I found on Adobe made it clear that even Leopard should be able to run those apps with its 32-bit kernel. "With any current computer, there is no disadvantage to running the 32-bit kernel. Running the 32-bit kernel will not change which applications you can run, and it will not change how much address space your 64-bit applications can have." So would you agree then, there's no real advantage to running 64-bit? I may leave well enough alone if that's the case. However, if I did decide to tinker-- if I enter that flag at the start up (when Chameleon is showing) -- will it override the flag in the boot.plist that's forcing 32-bit right now? Thanks again for your help. It's been at least a year and a half since I really dove into this stuff