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About Der_Phoenix

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  1. Black screen + Cursor with NVidia GeForce 8600M GT

    Come on! Any ideas? Could you move the topic in the Nvidia section? Maybe there's someone who knows about this problem! And it fits there perfectly! Thanks a lot!!!
  2. Hi! I hope you can help me! I'm trying to get this working for 2 weeks now... I have used google and the forum search several times, but no method works for me. First of all: I'm german, so maybe there are some sentences that sound strange. I'm using the iAtkos v7 Version, updated to 10.5.8 with all available updates. Dual boot with Win7, works fine with the Windows Bootloader Using an Inspiron 1520 with a GeForce 8600M GT and a T7250. If you need any more infos or logs, please ask, I will try to provide them as soon as possible! My problem in detail: I want to use the full potential of my NVidia GeForce 8600M GT (256 MB). Some things I've tried until now and results of these: -Installing NVKush and the driver pack available on the same website (http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/) -Installing NVInject in different versions Remark: Yes, I mostly tried only one of them at the same time. Results: Kernel Panics or no change, after some googling I decided to use an EFI String, because some people reported better results with them. -Using an EFI String for my Card, generated and saved with the OSX86Tools. Results: Native Resolution, recognized VRAM amount correctly, no QE/CI Then I decided to use a modified DSDT, because again I read, it delivers better performance and the most Vanilla-like system. So: -Using the modified DSDT, uploaded by a gui, who seems to have nearly exactly the same system, got sound as a side-effect, tested successfully in Safe Mode. Results: - Best overall results of all experiments - In Safe Mode: Native Resolution (and many other to choose from, No QE/CI, Recognized VRAM amount correctly, everything working fine - In Normal Mode (with -v and sometimes -f flag): After much text, I'm getting the usual light blue screen, but then, instead of the darker blue one and then the background image, I get a black screen with different constellations of the cursor: Sometimes there's one cursor in the upper left corner (stuck), sometimes there's one cursor, which I can move via Touchpad and which sometimes changes to the spinning rainbow wheel and sometimes it's both of these cursors at the same time. - With an EFI String used at the same time, I get the same results as before or in Safe Mode, everything recognized except QE/CI. - Because I have read about that, I also edited the kexts: NVDANV50HAL, NVDAResman and later on additionally: NVDANV40HAL, GeForce by adding the ID of my graphics card to the IOPCIMatch / IOPCIPrimaryMatch. Now it loads the drivers (it says so in verbose mode), but there's no change. - When I delete the NVDANV50HAL and the NVDAResman and boot into normal mode, I get a 1024x768 screen - but it's working (no QE/CI anyway) Further ideas of mine: - Adding the GraphicsEnabler-String (tried it once, couldn't start in any mode, had to restore com.apple.boot.plist) - Changing the NVCAP and NVDM values in my modified DSDT (I have the working one of the EFI, I think it's ASCII, but don't know, how to transfer into hexadecimal value. I think, this idea has the biggest potential to work, I will attach the code in the DSDT.aml and the code in the EFI String) Excerpt of DSDT.aml Device (AGP) { Name (_ADR, 0x00010000) Device (VID) { Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_SUN, One) Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { Store (Package (0x18) { "@0,built-in", Buffer (One) { 0x01 }, "@0,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@0,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@0,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-A" }, "@1,compatible", Buffer (0x0B) { "NVDA,NVMac" }, "@1,device_type", Buffer (0x08) { "display" }, "@1,display-cfg", Buffer (0x04) { 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x00, 0x01 }, "@1,name", Buffer (0x0F) { "NVDA,Display-B" }, "NVCAP", Buffer (0x18) { /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, /* 0008 */ 0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "VRAM,totalsize", Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10 }, "device_type", Buffer (0x0D) { "NVDA,GeForce" }, "model", Buffer (0x18) { "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT" } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } ... Followed by some other methods and devices belonging to the AGP Device. Do you need these infos? Working EFI String (without QE/CI) <?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>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= </data> <key>NVPM</key> <data> AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== </data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <string>0x10000000</string> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,Parent</string> <key>model</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 8600 GT</string> <key>name</key> <string>display</string> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 8600 GT OpenGL Engine [EFI]</string> </dict> </dict> </plist> My wish: Get rid of the EFI String and get QE/CI. And when this is working, it would be the coolest thing on earth, if VGA or TV-Out is working, too (but this is a secondary problem). My questions: - Do you have any suggestions to get this working under 10.5.8? - Do you believe, it will be easier using Snow Leopard? Then which release should I try? Thank you so much for your help! I will post any news as far as I have some! And I'm sorry for so many words! P.S.: There are some other posts out there from people who say, they have got that thing working with the DSDT, but none of them says, how!
  3. Introduce yourself.

    Hi! I'm trying to get the best out of my Hackintosh since two weeks ago. Hope to succeed with your help!