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About Turavien

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  1. Introduce yourself.

    Thanks again for this community! Aftre I had a well running "MacBook" with my Dell Inspiron 9400 (E1705) for few months I finally had the money to ebay me a used MacBook Pro with all I need for my purposes. Finally a "real" Mac-User! Nevertheless it was great to see such a community like yours and so I could get a feeling for Mac OS. I found it pretty fine and ended in having a Mac. If it weren't that good I would just be gone back to Windows on my Dell. So the decision to try with a "self-made" Mac first was a good one. Thanks again & have fun! cu!
  2. GeForced Go 7900 GS under SL

    Got it kinda solved with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy CD and SL Retail DvD. Now I have to check how to get my sleep, the second core and the 10.6.8 Update running. But I think I'll get enough information about that in the topics right here. Thanks to Time Machine I have unlimited tries Thanks to all of you who tried to help me! Nice and helpful community here. Like that (especially as I'm no pro and need advice from experienced people every now and than).
  3. GeForced Go 7900 GS under SL

    Well the problem still isn't solved for me. :/ I tried some reinstalls, other/new kexts and so on. Thing is that my SL simply doesn't like to be booted in 32bit mode from all what I experienced so far. In normal (64bit) mode my graphics device is shown as that ATI Radeon which it isn't. Starting in 32bit (arch=i386) ends in a black screen. Although the system behind is working (you can press the power button and enter which means shutdown and the system - shuts down). As I started installing via chameleon boot-disk and than from retail SL I tried iATKOS S3 v2 as well in the hope of a workaround. But that leads straight into the mentioned black screen. Obviously iATKOS starts in 32bit mode which - why ever - won't make my screen show anything. Installing Leopard is no problem at all (in regards of graphics I mean). The device is recognised out of the box (kallyway's version with fixed files right from the start). So I thought to be smart and copied all the nvidia-related kexts (with nvinjectgo) from 10.5 and tried to install them on 10.6. No effect: booting 64bit mode I still have the ATO Radeon without QE and in 1024, booting in 32bit ends in a black screen as above. Has anyone an idea how I possibly can get my Geforce Go 7900 GS work under SL in 32bit or even 64bit mode? Hopefully I soon have the funds for buying a real Mac, but doesn't look like that atm :/
  4. GeForced Go 7900 GS under SL

    Thank you for the response. I'm going to check it latest during next weekend as I'm kinda short of time atm. I have the feeling that my problem lies more in the way I modified/installed the kexts as really nothing happened after changing them. although I did type "touch /.../extensions" after modifying the info.plists with sudo -s and nano and repaired permissions afterwards.Maybe I forgot something or did something wrong? Well. First of all I'll try the Cuda drivers than. P.S. I installed SL by using a chameleon boot disk and installed 10.6 directly from retail DVD. I didn't upgrade the Mac OS itself so far as the only thing I found yet was the combined 10.6.8-Update by Apple. My aim is at least to get 10.6.2 working ('cos of the App store thingy).
  5. Hello, thanks to all of those of you who helped me so much with all the information and files I already read and used to get my system working at all. Still I do have huge problems with my graphics device. It's a GeForce Go 7900 GS which is supported according to everything I read. What I've done so far is: - copied GeForce.kext, NVDANV40Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext to my document folder - added the string (0x029810de&0xfff0ffff) to the Info.Plist in GeForce.kext, NVDANV40Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext using terminal with sudo-s and nano - deleted GeForce.kext, NVDANV40Hal.kext, NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext in /System/Library/Extensions/ - installed the modifiedGeForce.kext, NVDANV40Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext using Kext Helper b7 - repaired permissons with disk utility - restarted without any changes - installed NVinject.kext, Natit.kext and NVEnabler 64.kext as downloaded using Kext Helper b7 - repaired permissons with disk utility - restarted without any changes My Graphics device is show as follows in system profiler: ATI Radeon HD 4890: Chipsatz-Modell: ATI Radeon HD 4890 Typ: GPU Bus: PCIe Steckplatz: Slot-1 PCIe-Lane-Breite: x16 VRAM (gesamt): 256 MB Hersteller: NVIDIA (0x10de) Geräte-ID: 0x0298 Versions-ID: 0x00a1 ROM-Version: 113-B7710C-176 EFI-Treiberversion: 01.00.318 Monitore: Monitor: Auflösung: 1024 x 768 Pixeltiefe: 32-Bit Farbe (ARGB8888) Hauptmonitor: Ja Synchronisierung: Aus Eingeschaltet: Ja Monitoranschluss: Funny as it definitely is a GeForce Go 7900 GS which worked under Leopard quite fine. Please let me know whether I've forgotten something or did something wrong. I'm not that kind of an expert so possibly I overread something or just didn't know something which I had to do additionally? Thanks for checking this out!
  6. Introduce yourself.

    Many many thanks to those pros here who explained so much and give so many advices. Thanks to you I was able to install Mac OS X, get my sound working (with that dump correction file) and my network card running again under 10.5.8 (with Kalyways kexthelper and an old kext-file). All that wouldn't have been possible without that hard and time-intensive work of especially those few real pros who feed all those "noobs" like me with information and files. Of course my main aim is to get a real MacBook Pro - but untill I have the funds I need for one (which might take me few years even) I now may get a "feeling" of it. Thank you very very much! You're great!