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About jnk13

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  1. ATI 6870 and Lion "flickering" problem

    Yes, it may be defective... and meanwhile I found a "fix". Apparently the issue is related to the monitor as well. I have another computer connected to the same monitor, so when the problem happened last time I switched to my other computer (there is a button on the monitor to select ports) and to my surprise, when going back the screen went back to normal. Now I really don't know what to think. Normally, when the monitor stops receiving video signal, it automatically attempts to switch to another port. Maybe that's what it's doing, maybe the signal loss takes few milliseconds longer than under Windows or Linux and that triggers it... but then again, normally, it would stay black and won't switch ports if it doesn't find port with video signal... and I'm getting this "video noise" instead. I'm using the DVI port, I'll try the HDMI but don't have a cable right now.
  2. ATI 6870 and Lion "flickering" problem

    No, it's rather the opposite - it happens when it starts to get some load, e.g. processing video. It's like it's "shifting into higher gear".
  3. This is not really Mac/Lion issue, there is something weird with this card which happens with every OS, incl. Windows and Linux. When you start the computer and boot up, after about 5-10 minutes the screen goes black for a split second and then goes back to normal. It happens again after few minutes, several times, until you reach some point where it remains stable. Apparently it has something to do with the video card load. Under Windows and Linux it's not much of an issue since everything still works. Under Lion though, after going black the screen doesn't go back to normal - it starts displaying some sort of "video noise", like from a tv tuner without cable (and no, the card doesn't have tv tuner). So my question really is, does anyone know what causes the 6870 to go black for a moment and then back? It is not the cooling turning on - the load on the card is not as high and I don't hear the fan going at the highest speed (it's quite audible when you play a game under Windows), but it may be trying to go just a step cooler, I don't know. Is there a way to prevent this somehow?
  4. I tried this method - created the image on USB drive and booted from it, but the installation doesn't see my hard disks (Disk Utility only shows me the USB disk). I am trying to install this on an older motherboard - P5E-VM SE which has the Intel ICH9 chipset. The motherboard is with AMI BIOS, so unfortunately the only setting related to SATA is "SATA Configuration" where you can choose Enhanced, Compatible or Disabled (and there are no additional settings for AHCI). "Enhanced" works fine with Leopard. P.S. Fixed it - copied newest IOATAFamily from -Dune- to S/L/E
  5. Lion and Chameleon

    P.S. Please ignore this post... it was a kext problem So I guess my question is, what does Chameleon change in the partition? It's not the boot options (I tried exactly the same options which work before Chameleon installation, and also every other option that seemed relevant) and it's not the kernel either.
  6. ACPI Error - MSI GX600 at install

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't think anyone has ever posted a solution to this. I have the exact same problem with p5e-vm se motherboard and both [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and Empire EFI (including legacy versions) are giving me this error. The reason apparently is the chipset (Intel ICH9 in my case) for which these boot loaders have no proper kexts. Also, my motherboard has AMI BIOS which is terrible (no proper ACPI and AHCI settings, you can only set SATA to "Enhanced"). On the other hand, Lion seems to support my chipset, however to install Lion you need a working Snow first.
  7. Intel Pro 100 VE Snow Leopard

    OSX86Tools and other similar apps use lspci to list the PCI devices. You may have lspci already installed, in the terminal type: sudo lspci -nn Then look for your device. I have the same Intel PRO/100 VE in my laptop (device ID 0x10928086) but I haven't been able to make it work in 32-bit mode Snow. The HCL says it should work and I have tried everything I found in the forums: adding EFI string to com.apple.Boot.plist, EthernetBuiltIn=y, the correct device ID is in IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleIntel8255x.kext/Contents/Info.plist, changed OSBundleRequired from "Network-Root" to "Root", I have the latest Chameleon 2 RC5 etc. etc. but the profiler still says "This computer does not appear to have any PCI Ethernet cards installed". This is very frustrating. I haven't found another thread about this card and Snow either - the other thread is about 10.5.* Leopard
  8. nVidia 9800 GT 1GB DDR3

    It doesn't work for me. I have an ASUS EN9800GT 1GB and I think I tried every method suggested here and whatever I found in Google. Here is what I'm currently using: Booting with EFI boot_v9 which I just replaced with Chameleon 2 RC4, actually booting the latter from Linux grub I removed all injector kexts (Titan came with the distro and I also tried Natit, NVInject and can't remember what else) I'm using EFI string in com.apple.Boot.plist which seems to be properly "injected" by Chameleon Edited Info.plist in NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext to add the device ID (used 0x060510de&0xffffffff) in IOCPIMatch. Geforce.kext already had 0x000010de&0x0000ffff so that should match "all NVIDIA" devices (vendor 10de) Now for the EFI string - after trying to generate my own with instructions from that famous aquamac thread, also with OSX86Tools and UInstaller, I only get "Generic NVIDIA" chipset detected. What seems to work best was getting an EFI string from projectosx/hardware, converting it to xml (plist) with gfxutil, then changing the device string, e.g. PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0xe,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) with my own and convert it back to hex and add it to com.apple.Boot.plist. Now with all that the profiler finally shows my chipset as NVIDIA 9800 GT and shows proper Device ID: 0605, however, there is still no Quartz Extreme! Now, how do I make sure I have the latest NV and GeForce kexts and OpenGL framework? Do the "stock" ones from Apple actually support 9800 GT cards or do I need some "special" ones? Can somebody with working 9800 GT under 10.5.8 provide theirs? Or am I missing something? P.S. Fixed it myself. It *is* a matter of having the right drivers. Installed 9f23installer (seems to be 10.5.5 nvidia kexts) and LeopardGraphicsUpdate1.0 (with Pacifist).