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  1. Well I have been searching around and someone said they had got their dual DVI 4890 working with 6.7 using Netkas Exotic Patch for 6.7 (LINK)... I tried this and it didn't work for me but I had already installed 6.7 combo update (they said to install before rebooting after combo update). Maybe this will help you.
  2. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    Sure just tell me what you need but you know I'm a noob so you will have to tell me step by step Ubuntu ?...that sounds like another installation? OK downloading Ubuntu for Windows... Just so you know, both monitors have always worked its just that I was only able to get one of them to show up as detected. Now thanks to you they are both detected and I can sort of setup extended but at very low resolution (1280x1024). Can you explain a bit what you are doing with the files please.
  3. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    oops I deleted some posts by accident when trying to cleanup... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For anyone else following this thread, heres the VBIOS DECODE file you will need to decode your Graphics card .ROM file to get the connectors.txt file: rom.zip * Put the extracted ROM folder in the root of your OSX drive. * Then find your VGA BIOS (you can export this in windows using GPUZ or you can find it online (look here)). * Once you have the VGA BIOS file (.bin format) then you need to convert it to a .rom file. Just rename it (in OSX use the 'Get Info' tool to rename it properly, it should ask if you want to use.rom). * Put the renamed .rom file into your ROM folder...(renamed .rom should be <vendor ID>_<device ID>.rom (remove <>'s). Example: 1002_9460.rom * Open terminal cd /ROM ./radeon_bios_decode <1002_9460.rom > connector.txt Then this should output your connectors.txt file into your ROM folder. /mini guide...thanks to ytrox ----------------------------------------------------------------- Anyway here is my XFX hd4890 ZSFC connector.txt file: connector.txt
  4. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    Done it! Connector.txt: connector.txt ATOM BIOS Rom: SubsystemVendorID: 0x1682 SubsystemID: 0x2702 IOBaseAddress: 0x0000 Filename: 489ZSF15.BIN BIOS Bootup Message: Wekiva RV790 B93102-00 XT 850E/975M PCI ID: 1002:9460 Connector at index 0 Type [@offset 44724]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44728]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e) i2cid [@offset 44834]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 Connector at index 1 Type [@offset 44734]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44738]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2 (0x16) i2cid [@offset 44834]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 Connector at index 2 Type [@offset 44744]: 9 pin DIN (9) Encoder [@offset 44748]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2 (0x16) Connector at index 4 Type [@offset 44764]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44768]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15) i2cid [@offset 44902]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4 Connector at index 5 Type [@offset 44774]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44778]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_LVTMA (0x1f) i2cid [@offset 44902]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4 This is the correct ROM/connector.txt (I removed the one before), the one I used before was slightly different. I just renamed the BIOS I got off my own card to .rom and then decoded > connector.txt and there are some small differences so use this one instead please. Thanks.
  5. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    OKay that almost worked so thanks for the effort!!! I now have the second display being detected but its still stuck in Mirrored even though mirror mode is unticked. It was in the start not mirrored but when I change the resolution it went back to mirror mode. I attach the display preferences screenshot: display_detected1.tiff System Profile: display_detected2.tiff I will reboot now and see if it makes any difference again (EDIT: no difference, still mirrored).. The problem is it seems to be making the ASUS monitor the MAIN monitor. Perhaps because of resolution. ASUS cannot support 1920x1080 of course which is the default resolution of the W2246 monitor. I am reading the other thread about editing personalities...a bit confusing. BTW here are my graphics card ID's: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/49704/X...4.090424_2.html (actually this link is not my exact card model (ZSFC) but I wil leave this link here for reference) Vendor ID: 0x1002 Device ID: 1002 Subsystem ID: 1682 XFX HD4890 ZSFC 1024MB VRAM (Dual DVI)
  6. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    display_setup1.tiff ^^ This is what my Profiler looks like..the second display is not even listed. It is a XFX hd4890 with dual DVI out, no HDMI. (ZSFC Model). Can you remind of correcxt method to install the kext just in case I messed it up.. drop it into b7kethelper and easy install or do I manually drop it into the S/L/E folder and then repair permissions etc? Thanks.
  7. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    Thanks, couple of questions, what do I edit it with? I don't think it worked as it is. I used kethelperb7 for permissions etc.
  8. [Guide] HD 4890 in SL 10.6.3

    Hey Render, I realise I am bumping an old thread here but I wondered seeming as you were knowledgable on getting the dual screens to work on your 4890, are you still using this card and if so have you updated to osx 6.7 yet? My system is in my signature, evefrything is fine except for only having one monitor recognised. Even though I am running a much updated installation than in the OP of this thread I tried installin g the exotic.pkg and fix but they had no effect on the monitor situation. Any tips for someone running OSX 6.7 and still using a xfx hd4890 for getting dual screens working?
  9. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    Hey thanks for fast response, I just found this thread also: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...aded&start= What 4890 model do you have? (mine is in my signature) I was thinking maybe it doesnt work becuase mty second monitor is lower quality (max resolution is 1280x1024) but it works fin in Windows as extended from 1920x1080. I will try some of the exotic stuff and see what happens...
  10. I think its possible that your graphics card is not yet supported.
  11. Bootloader won't boot OSX without F8

    Okay then, sounds about right. Hey at least you can boot
  12. Bootloader won't boot OSX without F8

    Sounds like you may have the boot order in Bios messed up. So basically it gets to the first device to boot from, sees nothing (nothing in DVD drive either) ansd then sits there. Pressing F8 allows you to choose the boot drive but you should set that up in Bios. Hope that helps. (hit 'Del' key when you reboot to get into bios and then F10 to savethe changes and reboot again).
  13. Basically YES Windows will mess up your OSX bootloader..but thats fine because you can repair that after you have installed Windows. WIndows sets up its own bootloader in its own little MBR partition so it doesn't overwrite the OSX one but it does take priority until you reinstall the OSX one. I have just finished setting up my first proper dual boot (off same hard drive) of OSX and Win7. Its actually not that hard (with some guidance), its just doing things in the right order and I also had problems with getting the Windows installation dvd detected on reboot. BTW I used [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] Legacy (burn to a cd) to be able to get back into OSX after the WIndows installation then reinstall the bootloader (Chimera or Chameleon or whatever). Then you have a proper dual boot system from the OSX bootloader screen. If you need a full guide look here.
  14. Calling all ATI Radeon HD Owners

    Add to the list... XFX HD 4890 ZSFC (DUAL DVI) 1024MB VRAM DDR5 Heres the BIOS: (LINK)... ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Type: GPU Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9460 Revision ID: 0x0000
  15. Radeon 4890 Dual Monitor issues

    I command thee to rise from the dead - you work is not done until you explain how you got dual screens working! Seriously though.. I have been hunting for clues and this is the only thread ON THE INTERNET that references a dual screen xfx hd4890 setup working and I have already posted in it more than a year ago. I now have 10.6.7 running on my hackintosh, the xfx hd4890 still works but still only single screen. What do I have to edit / kill to get it working, any tips would be great, thanks!