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  1. Hi Kabyl, I thought I should give you an update before I gave the results of my testing. My card is an Asus EAH5770 CuCore 1GB GDDR5 which has 1xDVI, 1xVGA, and 1xHDMI and I'm on a Gigabyte p55a-ud4p with an i5. I initially used ATY_init with netkas' kexts, then used Mohamed's method with the .rom from my card (dumped from win7) and now your method without .rom and just the boot file you created. For the previous 2 methods the only way I could get a screen was to use a DVI2VGA connector and then have the signal go to the D-Sub input on my monitor. So I wanted to try your method to see if I could get my DVI port working with my DVI cable instead. I tried ALL 30 FB's without success. A few of them (Eulemur, Flicker, Gliff, Kakapo, Quail, Raven, and Shrike) all produced an interesting result. After the apple loading screen with the wheel, the screen appeared to briefly flicker two images while the "no signal" dialogue flashed on and off repeatedly (like it was sensing a connection, but not the right signal?) Anyway, after that I decided to boot with only my HDMI2DVI adapter plugged in. Under Vervet there is no signal, and putting the DVI2VGA cable into the DVI port produces no image either. Ready to give up I decided to try a couple of the other FB's with this method. Eulemur has produced what I just described, but once I put the DVI2VGA adapter into the DVI port, I got a signal on DVI! I've also tried Hoolock which does not produce desired result, even with both adapters plugged in. I was hoping you might have some wisdom to bestow on me and my card. I've spent quite a lot of time studying all of the guides, reading all the forums and even passing on the limited advice I've acquired to others. If you want I can try to do an ioreg dump, but does it make a difference which Fb I'm using when I do? Is my output issue even due to the Fb choice? Sorry for the lengthy post btw. I'm just a little frazzled and I would like to continue helping others in the community who might be having similar woes. Thanks for your time J
  2. Radeon HD 5870 / HD 5850

    jsl: You can try this post that I created over at Tonymacx86: http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5779 or you can try this :http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=230874&st=0 Good luck, and sorry if you've got a solution already. J
  3. Radeon 5970 Snow Leopard Instructions

    Thanks mate, I appreciate the feedback. I just hate having to use a DVI/VGA dongle because I use my 7 box to game and switching means I have to pull my rig forward, switch cables, etc. Would be nice just to have one setup and not need to change it ever again! Have you heard or read anything about getting dual monitors to work? I seem to remember some people modifying a file so that the port designation was changed... would that be the rom file itself do you think? Anyway, if you don't know thats ok. I'll keep looking. Cheers, J
  4. Radeon 5970 Snow Leopard Instructions

    Spanky Delux, Thank you for making your guide. I was at my wits end trying to find a way to make my Hack boot in 64bit goodness with my 5770 and so I gave your method a whirl. I can say that I had no issues, other that once I was done running kextUtility, I got that annoying "You must restart your machine" image which pops up when you mess around with sys files. I decided not to use someone else's ROM file and used GPU-Z in Windows to find my rom. I have subsequently put my own guide on Tonymacx86 forum in hopes that anyone else with my card would be able to take advantage of 64bit goodness as well. The only issue I have is that I STILL have to use a vga-DVI adapter to get an image on my screen. I was wondering if you might be able to shed some light on why that might be. My card is an Asus EAH5770 CuCore 1GB with 1XDVI, 1XVGA and 1XHDMI. I have read that Mac occasionally sends the wrong signal to the outputs on non Apple cards, and that some kind of port redesignation is required, though I haven't been able to find much else on exactly HOW to do this. Also, I thought that it might be that I am using the boot9 file, instead of boot8 or boot7. Does boot9 use the Uakari FB? I read on Netkas' blog that the Apple version 5770's use Hoolock instead. Thanks again, even if you aren't able to help me with my port designation problem J