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About Farshnowshkin

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  1. Something interesting about the Snow Leopard Graphics Update released recently. Before installing the update, I did an Xbench test. Note that nothing extra but Xbench itself was running during all of these tests. Quartz Graphics Test, OpenGL Test and User Interface Test. Overall, I scored a 163.49. After installing the update, I did the same test. My overall was 225.69 and another test at 225.43. The only game I play on my Machine is WoW. I haven't had a chance yet to see if my FPS go up at all after this test, but I would not be surprised if it does at least by a few frames. I applied no patches for this update. It was a clean, direct install from Software Update. So, I would highly recommend this update for anyone. My Specs-- Gigabyte GA EP45-DS3l Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Gefore 9800GTX+ w/ 1GB DDR3 8GB OCZ DDR2 800 60GB OCZ APEX_SSD as System drive Snow Leopard 10.6.4 w/ 64-bit kernel enabled Cartri Bios v0.8 and custom Cartri Chameleon install package.
  2. Hello, BlackOSX. This may be entirely off subject, but I've done every Google search I can think of. You may recall, I had an issue with my LCD television to display after updating to 10.6.3. The fix then was to rollback NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext to 10.6.2. Now, since I have updated to 10.6.4, this method no longer works. I have come across a new issue. The Auto-Detect Display feature built into OSX. If the OS does not detect a monitor currently on or plugged into the machine, it will turn off Open GL and change to a blue screen, disallowing any usage of the mouse, keyboard, etc. I am using a DVI to HDMI adapter, which, as it seems, does not send a signal back from the monitor to the computer to detect that it is currently plugged in. My question is, is there some way to disable the Auto-detect feature, or if anyone else has run into this problem and knows how to fix it. My current system configuration is: EP45-DS3L nVidia Geforce 9800GTX+ 1GB OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.4 w/ 64-bit kernel I do not have a custom com.apple.boot.plist or ASDT file. I am using the Cartri BIOS for my board and Cartri's custom Chameleon boot loader with Graphics Enabler set to yes. Thank you for any response. And thank you again for such great support and please keep up the good work.
  3. I have a fresh 10.6.3 install going with Asere's custom Chameleon. I hate to say, but I do not fully understand his set/override NVCAP feature. I may have placed the decice/vendor ID incorrectly into the com.apple.boot.plist. As of now, this is what it looks like. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1680x1050x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>arch</key> <string></string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> <key>NVCAP_0613</key> <string>%30%78%30%36%31%33%30%78%31%30%44%45</string> </dict> </plist> The decice ID is 0x0613 and the vendor id is 0x10DE. I used the converter from http://centricle.com/tools/ascii-hex/ Do you see an error of any kind? Also, I have the HDTV going right now, but the system is only using VESA graphics. Thank you in advance for any response.
  4. Hello again, BlackOSX. If you recall, I was the one with the issues on using an HD telivision with 10.6.2 via DVI to HDMI adapter. After I updated to 10.6.3, I am back to the same issue. And replacing the kexts with the 10.6.1 kexts NVDANV40HAL.kext, NVDANV50HAL.kext and NVDAResman.kext worked to an extent. I get display, but I no longer have QE/CI enabled and can't seem to get them going again. I have tried placing in my DeviceID into the kexts as reccomended on some sites, but no change. I can revert back to 10.6.2, but would very much like to have 10.6.3 going. The "Updates now available" thing is annoying and knowing I can't use them. If anyone has any reccomendations or solutions to this problem, please post them. I am currently running with a 9800GTX+ on the EP45 DS3L board. Off subjext, I have been using Catri's custom bios for my board removing the need for the DSDT file. I have been very happy with that and look forward to any updates he may have. Thanks in advance for any response.
  5. Hello again, BlackOSX. A few months ago I had posted asking if you knew any reason why my hacintosh would not display video on an LCD television via DVI to HDMI. After many different configurations and attempts, I finally found what did the trick. In 10.6.2, the files "NVDANV50Hal.kext" and "NVDAResman.kext" are replaced with new ones in the Extensions folder of your system. If you are having this problem, simply replace those files with the origional from the install DVD and your television should be working with no problems. Doing this, the computer recognises the monitor, can display at full 1080P, and has no hickups whatsoever. And the origional file structure stays intact with no real messing around with the system. You just have to keep the older version of the files. And from what I've read, this is actually happening on legitimate Apple computers with Snow Leopard 10.6.2 as well. So it is not hardware related.
  6. Thank you for the speedy response. Yes, I have the TV plugged in prior to booting the system. I have tested it and the installer shows and everything. Only until I boot the actual system does it freeze. So it works with another OS, just not Snow Leopard. This seems very odd to me. I can't think of any reason why it would freeze. Maybe the resolution. I will try to change that and post the results. EDIT: I have tried changing the resolution with no success. This bugs me because it works with another OS. I'll try adding the old EFI string from 10.5.8.
  7. I used your guide and might I say I am very impressed. Running 10.6.2 with full support of everything. Just have to make sure you read all the directions. I am hoping you could help me with this. I use a regular LCD monitor, 1680x1050, no problems. But when I plug my system into an LCD TV, 1080p (1920x1200), the entire system freezes. The system will boot up to the log in screen and go no further. If you have any ideas, please let me know of one. I have had other computers connected and working the same way. My graphics card is a GeForce 9800 GTX+ 1GB, using the kexts that come with Snow Leopard. And the connection is going through a DVI to HDMI converter cable. Thank you for your help and thank you for such a well put together guide.