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About stevep314

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  1. Seems it had nothing to with IDE or AHCI mode. Trying all sorts of stuff. With IRQ and graphics cards strings.....nothing worked. It worked one time by changing the GenerateCStates and GeneratePStates to "No" in the boot.plist. But then I restarted and it's broke again... hmmm <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>No</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>No</string>
  2. Tried this by installing the AppleIntelPIIXATA. So I can now boot into Snow in IDE mode but still no luck.... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88335&st=0
  3. Hello, I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 board. With a PCI Protools HD2 system. I got Snow 10.6.8 running when AHCI is enabled. But then the Pro Tools 9.0.3, has crackling audio which seems to loop whatever the buffer size. When I start with IDE mode in Leopard 10.5.7, Pro Tools 7.4 is fine. When I start with AHCI mode in Leopard 10.5.7 Pro Tools 7.4 has the same crackling audio. Unfortunately i can't seem to boot into 10.6.8 with IDE mode. Any ideas? Thanks, Steve
  4. Hello, I tried following the wiki (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Retail_OS_X_Install_%2810.5.7%29_on_Gigabyte_GA-EX58-UD5_%28Core_i7%29_Mobo,_Scripted) but now when i installed the hard drive in my i7 system to run step 7, the DSDT patcher, which must be run on the target machine. I get a reboot at this line in -v mode: ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure HFS: Created HFDT on MacHD Any ideas? Thank you for your time, Steve
  5. Hello, I tried following the wiki but now when i installed the hard drive in my i7 system to run step 7, the DSDT patcher, which must be run on the target machine. I get a reboot at this line in -v mode: ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure HFS: Created HFDT on MacHD Any ideas? Thank you for your time, Steve
  6. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 thread

    Thanks to alextam: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=158077 Kernel: none Video: Choose your graphic Chipset: ICH 10 Ethernet: Realtek R1000 Sound: ALC 889A Fix: choose what you need + DSDT patch + Applesmbios efi Install. Boot with -x Worked for me! GA-P35-DQ6 Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb iPC 10.5.6 PPF 5 Some notes: Bios settings: - SATA Port0-1 Native Mode Enabled (Slower boot but got QE Quartz Extreme enabled with this fix: http://www.infinitemac.com/archive/index.php/t-2440.html) - Lan Boot Rom: Enable - IDE mode for Sata Video Drivers: - NV Darwin 768mb Fix: shutdown/restart fix Thanks! Steve http://www.infinitemac.com/archive/index.php/t-2440.html: epborden 03-27-2009, 10:09 AM After many headaches and lots of frustration I would like to present drivers and a tutorial for getting the 8800GTX working under 10.5.6 (and possibly lesser versions). Included is a short guide and the most current drivers available at this time. All of the drivers should work if you have the right card; the newest drivers have the best features. You WILL NOT use EFI (gfx) strings for this tutorial. This tutorial uses the NVdarwin injector because some 8800GTX cards are not recognized even with the right EFI strings. So keep your hands off EFI Studio! IMPORTANT!!! This tutorial, injector, and drivers are for the 8800GTX ONLY. You can edit the files Info.plist and add your own card string if you want to try a different card. ALL drivers and injector are coded to the 8800GTX ONLY and also has support for dual DVI-I output to two displays. I am not responsible for breaking your install! Tested Platform: iPC 10.5.6 FINAL RELEASE Graphics Card: NVIDIA 8800GTX 768MB Device ID: 0191 Vendor ID: 10de Card String: 0x019110de Injector: NVdarwin 1.2.5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- InstructionsYou will need OSX86 Tools for the install, click here to download (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/OSX86Tools.1.5.0.app.zip'>http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/OSX86Tools.1.5.0.app.zip). Step 1: Use a FRESH install for best results. With a current install it still might work, but mods might mess up the process, and previous driver installations might make this not work. Load OS X 10.5.6. Step 2: We need to remove the cache files and current drivers on the system so we can start clean. Open Terminal and follow these commands: sudo su (enter password when asked) cd /Volumes ls (choose drive name you installed OS X on) cd drivename/System/Library rm -rf Extensions.mkext rm -rf Extensions.kextcache cd Extensions rm -rf GeF*.* rm -rf NV*.* Next, open finder and navigate to System/Library/Extensions and delete the "Caches" folder by dragging it to the trash, enter your password when prompted, and empty the trash. Step 3: Now that we've gotten rid of everything, download one of the driver packages and the NVdarwin package and unzip them into your place of choice. Install OSX86 Tools if you haven't already by dragging and dropping the OSX86Tools.app file into your Applications or Utilities folder. Step 4: Run the program, select if you want it to check for updates or not. There are a lot of options available, but the only one we care about right now is the Install Kexts button. Click this button, then click OK, a browser window will pop up and allow you to select the files you just unzipped, select all of them including NVdarwin and then click Choose. A new window will pop up, confirm which drive name your OS X installation is on, then click OK. You will be prompted to enter your password, enter it now and installation should complete. It will ask you to restart, restart your computer now. At the 5-second boot prompt hit Enter and boot with the -v flag in verbose mode to check your handy work. Step 5: While OS X is loading in verbose mode, if NVDANV50Hal loads and registers, and NVdarwin spews out a bunch of information about your displays... you've just created a working 8800GTX in 10.5.6. When OS X loads, and your finder bar appears translucent then you have QE (Quartz Extreme) and you should have rotation and CI (Core Image) Hardware Acceleration also. You can double check this by going to Utilities and running System Profiler. Click Graphics/Displays in the list and check the information. Step 6: Last step, we want to enable Quartz GL. Open up OSX86 Tools again, but this time choose the Enable/Disable Quartz GL button, and when prompted enter your password, and then enter your pass again, and restart your computer. Now you have a fully loaded beast in your machine. ----------------------------------------------------------------------If you do not have QE/CI/QGL after this tutorial then retrace your steps and make sure you did everything correctly. I can personally vouch for this method as it is the ONLY Method I could use to get full operational support using the latest drivers on 10.5.6. Alternatively, you can still try using EFI (gfx) strings or another method of your choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Downloads: 8800GTX NVdarwin Injector 1.2.5 (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdarwin.kext.zip) 8800GTX NVdriver ver. (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdriver- Latest! 8800GTX NVdriver ver. (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdriver- 8800GTX NVdriver ver. (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdriver- 8800GTX NVdriver ver. (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdriver- Old 8800GTX NVdriver ver. (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX-NVdriver- Old OSX86 Tools Build 150 (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/OSX86Tools.1.5.0.app.zip) OpenGL Extensions Viewer 3.1.2 (http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/OpenGLViewer.3.1.2.app.zip) (for testing OpenGL Extensions, and running OpenGL tests) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare using latest drivers: http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX.COD4SS1.jpg http://evanborden.com/8800GTX/8800GTX.COD4SS2.jpg
  7. Sapphire HD 4870 - Help with Dual monitors

    I got the same problem... Syncmaster 940bw 1440x900
  8. A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

    Isn't that bug number 3? 3. You may get a light blue screen after doing a hard-restart >>FIX FOR NUMBER 3: Boot with -s, and do the following commands: CODE/sbin/mount -uw / cd /system/library/extensions rm -r natit.kext rm -r atiradeonx2000.kext exit It should go into OS X just fine. From here, you can reinstall the drivers, reboot, and all should be fine again. Steve
  9. A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

    Any news on the dual screen support? i got the ATI Radion HD 4870 working in a iPC 10.5.6 configuration with an intel Badaxe motherboard D975xBx2 & E6600 2.4 Ghz processor. Works with the 10.5.7 MacOSX Radeon HD 48×0 drivers. Thanks, Steve