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About ahunter10

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  1. I am considering this board for a HTPC. Any issues getting the video to work? Does DVI port work OK? How about HDMI? I'm guessing HDMI with sound doesn't work? Thanks for the guide, looks great.
  2. Krazubu's NVCAP topics

    Where did they go? If anyone has the information saved, please post!
  3. blue screen after resolution change

    thanks for the help everyone. I'm out of town for the next few days so I can't try anything, but I'm gonna read up on editing the NVCAP values. I'll let you know how it goes.
  4. blue screen after resolution change

    Thanks a lot for the help. I created a new EFI string (per the instructions in Searay's link), and got the same result. (I am adding the EFI sting to my EFI boot partition, which gets loaded at startup). I also tried adding it to the startup disk Boot.plist file, but that didn't work at all (no QE/CI, only one resolution). Beerkex: I normally solve the problem by screen sharing from my macbook pro and changing resolutions until i find one that works. I'll look into the voice recognition, might be useful. I have the DVI-VGA converter that came with the MBP. I plugged it in once, and there was an image but it was very blue-tinted and dull. Changing color settings had no effect. Maybe I'll try again with some new settings to see if I can get a better picture. Does anyone know if this a standard adapter? I could see apple designing one that would only work with their hardware. More info about my setup: Leopard 10.5.6, vanilla kernel, ASUS EN8400GS Silent video card. Kexts (loaded by EFI boot partiton): SMBIOSResolver.kext Disabler.kext dsmos.kext IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext IOAHCIFamily.kext IOATAFamily.kext JMicronATA.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext Kexts (in S/L/E folder): RealtekR1000.kext ALCinject.kext AppleHDA.kext HDAEnabler.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext
  5. Been searching a lot, but haven't found any posts describing this problem . . . I have leopard installed on my new build and (almost) everything works great. I used the munky method for vanilla installation. I have a gigabyte motherboard, and a 8400GS 256MB video card. I am using the VGA output. The issue is with the video card. I used EFI studio and have QE/CI working. I can change the resolution, but certain resolutions do not work. Whenever I switch to 1680x1050 (native resolution of display), I only get a blue screen. 1600x1024 works occasionally, but most of the time I just get blue screen. 1280x1024 works most of the time, but not always. I can be in 1280x1024 for many days, and then after a restart I just get a blue screen and have to search for a working resolution. Most other resolutions have never worked. Also, It seems like text smoothing does not work. The picture doesn't look great. I can go into display calibration and move the sliders around and there is no change in the picture. Is this normal for a hackintosh? Any ideas for solving this problem? Anyone have the problem? I have tried every kext/injector/solution I can find, but most just make video situation work. Soon I'm gonna get a DVI cable so I can test DVI out. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone for all the help on these forums!
  6. Driver for NVidia GS 8400 for 10.5.6

    Here is the info from system profiler: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS: Chipset Model: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x06e4 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS OpenGL Engine [EFI] Displays: Display Connector: Status: No display connected Hanns.G Hi221: Resolution: 1360 x 768 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported One more observation: I have never gotten the full resolution to display anything besides a blue screen, but when I rotate it 180 degrees it works. strange. Any idea why I am having the problems I talked about in the previous post? It seems like the card is fully supported.
  7. Driver for NVidia GS 8400 for 10.5.6

    I have had only partial success with an Asus 8400GS. I have used OSX86 tools to install the EFI string for the card, and I successfully get CI/QE. I have not tested DVI, and have only used VGA. I am using a vanilla install of 10.5.6 with munky's boot method. I get a full list of resolutions in system preferences, but only some of them work. When I select one that doesn't work, I get only a blue screen. What makes it more interesting is that its not always the same resolutions that work. A resolution will be working fine, and I will switch to something else and switch back and it will not work anymore. I'm using a display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. The highest resolution I have gotten to work is 1600x1020, but this does not always work. Also, the display does not look very good. The text is not smooth at all, and I have no control over the color calibration. If I go into the display calibration, moving the sliders has no effect. I know it is not the display, I hooked it up to my macbook pro and everything looks great. Does anyone have any ideas? What should I try? I have tried various NVInject and NVKush patches, but nothing seems to work. Has anybody gotten this? A tutorial seems like it would be helpful for many people.
  8. NEW INSTALL: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R

    That sounds like good advice. I'll try to get rid of the IDE at some point. For now it seems to be working pretty well with the jmicron driver. I made a lot of progress last night and got leopard loaded with a boot-132 disc created with the slimbuild GUI. Tried both the munky and MacLoader methods for booting w/o the disc. No luck with either, MacLoader causes a kernel panic and with munky's method it seems to not be able to find the boot drive. I'll keep trying, but if anyone has any suggestions I'd like to hear them. I got the display and ethernet working with EFIStudio. Gonna try to get the kexts working instead so the system will be more upgrade friendly. The next step is audio and trying to fix as many other bugs as I can. Once I get it all worked out I'm gonna try to write up a complete guide for my system.
  9. NEW INSTALL: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R

    Hi everybody, Thanks to everybody in this thread for providing so much great info about the GA-EP45-UD3R. I've been reading over many of the posts in this thread, but I am still having issues. First, my setup: GA-EP45-UD3R Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz E8400 4GB DDR2 800 (G.Skill) Asus EN8400GGS Silent 2 HD (one SATA, one IDE) Pioneer SATA DVD drive I've been working for the last day or so on getting a vanilla install (actual retail DVD, not burned) using BOOT-132. I've tried very many kext combinations, but most go right to the "restart now" screen when the retail disk boots. I have a few combinations that get to the grey apple logo with the spinning wheel, and one combo gets to the leopard space background with a spinning color wheel. That is as far as I have gotten. My Boot-132 disk is made from this method: Boot-132 Disc Maker My BIOS is set to optimized default with the following changes: both ACHI settings turned on, and the boot device order changed. What could be causing me to have different results than most people here? Any suggestions for even getting into the installer? I'm not worried about sound/LAN right now, I just want to make some progress with an install. Could the HD's be an issue? Should I just disconnect the IDE drive? (although, I would rather install onto this drive, it is the smaller one) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.