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About JJJohan

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  1. I'm using a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R (Rev 1.x) and have been able to succesfully install OSX 10.7.2 just fine. Initially I had a kernel panic during updating which resulted in a 'fun' 5-6 hours of reinstalling OSX entirely but I eventually found a quick solution: -I downloaded iAtkos L1 which installs 10.7.0, the only kext I picked was for the Atheros network driver and AppleHDA. -Updated with the 10.7.2 combo update and it booted fine, no kext changes whatsoever.
  2. Ah, thank you very, very much kizwan . Looks like I'll be able to get back on OSX today!
  3. The package installation works great, except I was messing around with boot files to get my HD5870 working in something other than 32-bit since I need 64-bit for programming purposes, and after failing that I attempted to replace my handily placed backup of the 'boot' file which, with my luck managed to get corrupted. Could someone please upload just the 'boot' file? There's no way I can get it from the PKG in Windows and I can't exactly build RC5's trunk release without a Mac either.
  4. Radeon HD 5870 / HD 5850

    You can always just mod the BIOS and get native res that way, that's how I got my HD5870 to 1920x1200. The guide's somewhere in the tutorial section.
  5. ATI 5770 question

    If you modify your graphics card BIOS, yes. That's how I got my 5870 to 19200x1200. See this thread for more info: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=211294
  6. Radeon HD 5870 / HD 5850

    I got my ASUS HD5870 working at 1920x1200. No CI/QE yet though, this is just a res hack (no stretching either!) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=211294
  7. Information on VESA modes in ATI&NVIDIA bios

    Confirmed working at 1920x1200 on an Asus HD5870!
  8. Forcing a higher screen resolution (1680x1050)?

    Ah okay, thanks for the quick reply. I thought there would be a solution only because I also found it strange that I had 1400x1050 and thought that there may have been an alternative to reaching a higher value. It does seem to detect some kind of ATI card, I just haven't figured out how it seems to get this, as there are no ATI related kexts installed.
  9. I've been using SL 10.6.2 for a while now, and have had great success and fun with it. However, there is one issue that seems to be the only thing left to solve. Basically, as I have a HD5870, it's unsupported. I can understand that, and I don't expect it to be supported for a while yet unfortunately. If I try "GraphicsEnabler=y" at boot, my computer simply turns into what sounds like a jet engine preparing for take-off and my computer freezes. Anyway, ever since I started using SL 10.6.2, I've been stuck at 1400x1050. It's the only resolution available to choose. I've tried setting a "Graphics Mode" = 1680x1050x32@60 (and without the @60), although this doesn't change anything. I've tried using SwitchResX 4, although that doesn't seem to do anything either. Is there anyway I can force the resolution to go higher? Currently this is my display info. The information (such as VRAM) isn't correct, but it works, although I am left with this single 1400x1050 resolution, while I want 1680x1050. Display: Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x6898 Revision ID: 0x0000 Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded Displays: SwitchResX4 - Unknown Monitor: Resolution: 1400 x 1050 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Additional info if it's any help: Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Display: ASUS MW221A (22" 1680x1050) Graphics Card: ASUS EAH5870 1GB Other components are probably irrelevant in this.
  10. Thanks, this works nicely on my ATI card.
  11. Chameleon with SMBIOS patching

    This seems to work nicely for me, thanks!
  12. I have this issue as well, although I have this both on my laptop and home computer and may just be a display or performance issue (although I doubt my home computer would have any performance issues).
  13. Once I got interested in putting OS X on my laptop, I spend the next 3 days getting it to install. Half my monthly bandwith limit and 3 days later I got one of the many builds to install. iAtkos v7. Now I've recently been trying to install 10.6 and I haven't had much luck. I followed this guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183751 I did everything it said, yet I've come to a problem. I get into Chameleon, but as soon as I try to get into the MAC OS X install it freezes. I have absolutely no extra kexts other than the ones in the kexts folder by default, and I've tried various combinations with no luck. I couldn't really get a sharp picture of the entire screen but basically above that it mentioned com.apple.security.seatbelt errors as well. Before I forget, my target machine is an ASUS F3SV (C2D T7500, 4GB ram, 8600gs) I know that 10.5.7 works, then I would have thought 10.6 is going to work as well, I'm just not doing something right.