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rogabean

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  1. GeForce 200 series support

    That's a different card. I'm referring to the desktop Geforce 210.
  2. GeForce 200 series support

    Just a quick update since I noticed the note about Chameleon RC5 Pre12 and it's updated Graphics support. I still find for the problematic Geforce 210 that Graphics Enabler does not properly work and had to revert back to my previous solution under 10.6.3.
  3. GeForce 200 series support

    Guod: when you created a custom efi string in osx86tools... it goes like this: select custom from the list of graphics cards... type a name for the card.... select your ram amount... for NVCAP select custom and paste in the values you got from NVCAP using your rom file... this will generate a plist and some hex code below.. the hex code is what we want. this long hex code goes into your com.apple.Boot.plist file as such: <key>device-properties</key> <stringHEX CODE HERE</string make sure the GraphicsEnabler is not in this file. Does that clear it up? The only reason we would ever need be concerned with the plist it generated is if you needed to use more than EFI string like I did.
  4. GeForce 200 series support

    Have you read through the two pages prior about how to create an EFI string and NOT use GraphicsEnabler=y as I have found that com.apple.Boot.plist option to NOT work for this card? With a proper EFI string generated from custom nvidia in osx86tools and your own NVCAP values taken from card's ROM file QE/CI work great on this card.
  5. GeForce 200 series support

    [offtopic] No you are doing right. Better to move them here where they can get help. Otherwise they will just post over and over.
  6. GeForce 200 series support

    Guod (and anyone else still having issues): You won't see QE/CI information in Profiler. You will know it's working by the obvious things: translucent bar up top, RSS screensaver available to you, ripples adding dashboard widgets. Did you create your own EFI string using OSx86Tools? I highly recommend this method. Also did you get your own NVCAP values. Do NOT use any of them listed in the tool. Also when creating your own EFI string make sure you select Custom. You will be naming your card so that's up to you. As far as choppy video, well there are other factors here at work like your system's ram, CPU. So I can not say what your problem is specifically without more information, but I can tell you that properly creating your own EFI string and making damn sure that GraphicsEnabler is NOT in your com.apple.Boot.plist is very important. If that line is in there your EFI string will not work and the card may be detected as a generic 512MB nVidia card, but only kinda working. This card hates that option from all of my testing. Also I recommend that you are running 10.6.2 as all of my tests with 10.6 and 10.6.1 produced questionable results at best. Also just a note for people who have PM'ed me. Please keep it on this thread so that others may benefit from the conversation.
  7. GeForce 200 series support

    Update for me as well. I made a mistake with my combining two strings. Corrected and I'm good to go. This is definitely the way to go if GraphicsEnabler doesn't work for this card (which seems to be hit or miss for people.)
  8. GeForce 200 series support

    Yes you are working as expected sir!
  9. GeForce 200 series support

    Hmmm what does your system profiler say for Graphics? Is the RSS screensaver available to you to select? I have found I can not make this work with anything less than 10.6.2 I have also found an issue where I can not make this work if I need to use any other EFI strings. In my case I need to use and Ethernet string as the EthernetBuiltIn=y does not work properly for me for NetFlix DRM purposes (chameleon RC 4).... I'm going to work with this more tonight. But EthernetBuiltin worked fine when coupled with GraphicsEnabler... so I will let you know what I come up with.
  10. GeForce 200 series support

    Hmm I don't know whether I boot with arch=i386 or arch-x86_64 I get the same result so I can not reproduce what you are seeing. I can't think of a compelling reason to boot in 32bit though if 64bit works.
  11. GeForce 200 series support

    ripples would definitely mean it's working.. the most obvious sign it's working -> translucent bar at the top as opposed to the solid one. This card definitely prefers EFI strings over Graphics Enabler for me. I was able to finally get Graphics Enabler to work, but it wasn't stable and required me to boot, send to sleep, wake up (in addition only worked on the VGA port). Not a very elegant method. The strings work perfect, the only thing is anyone doing I would definitely say dump your card's rom not one you get on the net. None of the ones I found online worked perfect for my card.
  12. GeForce 200 series support

    Well spank my ass and call me Sally! Posting earlier got me motivated again to make this card (GeForce 210) work. Sure enough Once I dumped my own BIOS, ran NVCAP, created an EFI string using generic 512 setting and then remembered to disable Graphics Enabler by removing it from the com.apple.Boot.plist completely, the card is working perfect. Helps to have a test/dev environment installed separate that is a mirror of my production drive so I could keep playing with it.
  13. GeForce 200 series support

    Has anyone besides banini had luck with this card? I've given it a go before falling back on my old 7350 LE for now as Graphics Enabler results in a black screen and the EFI strings I have tried so far result in the GUI being completely unusable.
  14. Sono - can I get more detail. I've been trying to reproduce this with limited results. I haven't been able to do an install to an external drive as no matter what drive I use.. it fails the install. But I did clean install of kalyway 10.5.2 with only vanilla kernel selected and was able to boot up with both cores, but no sleep.. leaving me stuttering... however when i installed your package for what I needed I ended up back with the same problems as before being unable to boot up with the second core. Which packages did you install from your installer?
  15. Quick update. The current test did not work using the GUID formatted drive with Leopard and Vista for getting Leopard to boot with the second core. I will be trying with the MBR formatted drive in the next day or two and report back. Sonotone: you said you can boot with both cores with an external drive, correct?
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