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  1. ATI Gecube x1950xt 512Mb PCI & Snow Leopard

    I had no luck with x1950xt and 10.6.2... You could use Leopard's (10.5.7) ATI kexts in Snow Leopard (up to 10.6.1), but it won't work in 10.6.2. If anyone succeeds using stock Snow Leopard drivers, let us know.
  2. x1950xt snow leopard?

    Unfortunately empty_skull's script didn't work for me, I even modified the .plist files by hand.
  3. x1950xt snow leopard?

    Yes the 10.5.7 drivers work. You'll need to copy the: ATINDRV.kext ATIRNDRV.kext files from the Leopard's extensions folder to your Snow Leopard one. And delete (or rename to .disabled) the following files from the Snow Leopard's extension folder: ATI1900Controller.kext ATIFramebuffer.kext ATISupport.kext You will also need to use Natit or EFI gfx string (check mine). And don't forget to change or add the device ID (0x72441002) to the ATIx1000.kext.
  4. ATI x19x0 snow leopard driver

    I also don't have any luck with x1950xt and the script. I've copied following files from the Snow Leopard retail DVD: ATI1900Controller.kext ATIFramebuffer.kext ATIRadeonX1000.kext ATIRadeonX1000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX1000VADriver.bundle ATISupport.kext ... and then ran your script - it has modified the .kexts correctly, and added the Natit.kext to the /Extensions folder. I've repaired the permissions, deleted the mkext file, and rebooted the machine. After the reboot, menubar was translucent, but I couldn't change the resolution, or have a dual screen output. Natit.kext included in the zip does not load during booting. I've checked with the kextstat, and natit is not listed. Then I've switched the natit.kext with an older one from: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=33007. This one found the x1950xt, but still no success. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
  5. x1950xt snow leopard?

    empty skull might be onto something: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=184815 By the looks of his shell script, there's nothing I didn't try for myself before - Natit.kext didn't work. But I will give his script a chance, maybe I forgot something.
  6. x1950xt snow leopard?

    I guess there's no other way, but to use the ATINDRV.kext and ATIRNDRV.kext from the Leopard version. So far, graphics looks ok, smooth animation, no artifacts, I got 3337.965 FPS in glxgears (without these drivers, it was around 60FPS).
  7. x1950xt snow leopard?

    Do you experience any graphical artifacts? (e.g. when scrolling in safari) I'm still trying to get it to work with the stock drivers - but I think it's a dead end street.
  8. x1950xt snow leopard?

    I have the translucent menu. I achieved it using the EFI string and natit.kext - both separately, but unfortunately with same results. This is my efi graphics string for the x1950xt (0x72441002): 6c0200000100000001000000600200000d00000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000010101 060000007fff04001e0000004100540059002c00560065006e0064006f00720049004400000006000 00002101c0000006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000f0000004154592c41 6c6f70696173220000004100540059002c00450046004900560065007200730069006f006e0000000 e00000030312e30302e323139001e0000004100540059002c00440065007600690063006500490044 0000000600000080720e0000006e0061006d0065000000150000004154592c416c6f7069617350617 2656e7422000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b0000 00646973706c617922000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065000 0000b000000646973706c6179100000006d006f00640065006c000000130000004154492c52616465 6f6e583139353020000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000f0 000004154592c416c6f7069617314000000400030002c006e0061006d00650000000f000000415459 2c416c6f7069617314000000400031002c006e0061006d00650000000f0000004154592c416c6f706 96173200000004100540059002c0043006f007000790072006900670068007400000035000000436f 7079726967687420414d4420496e632e20416c6c205269676874732052657365727665642e2032303 0352d3230303820000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000f00 00004154592c416c6f70696173
  9. x1950xt snow leopard?

    I was hoping I could find the answers here, but apparently no one managed to get the x1950xt to work in the 10.6. I've put the EFI gfx string in the /extra/com.boot....plist file, and fixed the 0x7244 id in the ATIRadeonX1000.kext file, like I did on my Leopard installation, but it doesn't work in the Snow Leopard anymore. Is there a natit, or something similar for the Snow Leopard?
  10. I have a D-Link DWA-556 adapter installed in my osx86 machine. It is recognized as an "Airport Extreme" card without any modifications. Now ... I have just updated a clean OS X - Leopard 10.5.5 (retail dvd, usb efi+vanilla) installation with the Airport Extreme Update 2008-004 (an article about the update) The card is inoperable now after the update. It survived a number of updates, but this one (2008-004) seems to have broken it. I had to revert the IO80211Family.kext and IONetworkingFamily.kext with the previous ones (from a clean 10.5.5). What is your experience with the new Airport Extreme update?
  11. I'm having some problems with gfx string... com.apple.Boot.plist seems to load during boot, because it reacts to the timeout value. But the device properties string doesn't. At least not the Ati Radeon X1950XT (256mb) gfx string. It works fine with the netkas EFI v8. What could be the problem? I'm loading the boot-132 through the USB flash drive. I have attached the com.apple.Boot.plist (i have added the .txt extension because of the forum upload restriction). com.apple.Boot.plist.txt
  12. Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Hi everybody. I installed and booted OS X 10.5 successfully, but I'm having some problems with the EFI gfx strings. On my previous installation I used the PC_EFI_v8 with the 8500GT 256 gfx string. But now I'm using the BOOT-132 with the same gfx string, system wont boot at all. It's actually stuck in the text mode... Then I need to boot in to single user mode, and delete the gfx string from the com.apple.Boot ...plist file. How do I get the Gigabyte (NVidia) 8500 GT 256 running on a BOOT-132 system? thanks.
  13. AHCI Fix After 10.5.3 update

    I can only say thanks. These four .kexts have helped me. I can successfully boot with AHCI mode enabled in bios. But I also hoped this fix would help my system profiler - after I upgraded to 10.5.3 it started to crash. What could be the problem?
  14. 10.5.3 AHCI

    same here (iATKOS 1.0i - 10.5.2 -> 10.5.3) ... I had to disable the AHCI mode in BIOS and switch to the IDE mode to boot in to the OS X. But it has never been a problem before - not on a 10.4.X installation, and not even on a Leopard - until now.
  15. 10.5.3 is here!

    Upgraded from 10.5.2 to 10.5.3. But now I'm having trouble booting the system in AHCI mode. I had to switch from AHCI to IDE mode, to boot into os x - but the HDD is now way slower. I get this error message during the boot: 13AppleAHCIPort is not compatible with its superclass, 10IOAHCIPort superclass changed? Failed to load extension com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort. Couldn’t alloc class “AppleAHCI” And another thing, system profiler also crashes, and it didn't before. I have the netkas AppleSMBIOS.kext. What could be the problem?