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hey everyone

firstly congrats to those that got it to work...

although mine apparently is seen in profiler properly nothing edited straight after SL install it shows up as nVidia ... 9500 gt yet when i boost the resolution, in fact, any resolution the screen becomes blue and doesn't change back to the desktop

yet i have tried doing the steps in the tutorial (the ones for Snow Leopard)

and same exact outcome

can anyone shed some light on this one?

thanks in advance

yours diby

 

mobo P5Q (no suffix)

Graphics XFX NV 9500GT VGA-DVI

multi-boot Win XP | Win 7 | Mac leopard | Snow Leopard

Sata HDD 1TB, 500GB, 250GB

 

(any missing info please tell me)

 

nvcap strings

0400000000000100060000000000000700000000

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when i boost the resolution, in fact, any resolution the screen becomes blue and doesn't change back to the desktop

The problem of the screen changes to blue is mostly because you plugged your monitor cable to the secondary output of your video card. Try to plug the connector to the other output port of your video card, it should then be fine.

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XFX NV 9500GT VGA-DVI

 

Have same card with same NVCAP (VGA+DVI+TV out). I have it connected trough VGA. DVI won't work (black screen). Using Snow Leopard 10.6.2.

 

With OSX86Tools GFX String (DVI-VGA mode selected) DVI output works but Color Calibration doesn't work in SL.

 

Before I had Leopard 10.5.7 an everything worked, but using NVinjector.

 

Does the same happens to you?

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Hey,

Unfortunately I don't know if I have DVI support in SL or leo.

that is since I only have a VGA monitor, so i cant check if DVI is working or not.

 

The weird thing is (which I just noticed the last time i "tried" running SL) is when I press the power button (on my comp. case) for a split second the screen changes from the blue screen and shows me the desktop in proper colours and then of course switches off.

 

havent updated my system yet since the first thing i tried was getting the graphics card to work .. you think i should update to 10.6.2 first and then change resolution?

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could you do me a HUGE massive favour by sending me your .list so i can see what i might have done wrong?

thanks already!!

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Javimdq

 

I hav the some problem only with 64 Bit-Mode.

In my boot.plist is entry arch=x86_64. i will ! only work this OS in 64 Bit-Mode.

 

I hav in 32 Bit-Mode not problem. All work in QE and CI.

 

Can i insert the EFI-String fpr my Graphiccard some as in 32 Bit-Mode ? work this ?

I think, is only for 32 Bit-Mode with EFI-String for Graphiccard or ?

 

Thanks for Tipps

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I've been trying to get my Geforce 9500 GT to work in Snow Leopard for three days now with still very limited success, but for all you leopard people installing this card with full support dual screens and all is VERY EASY. I discovered this by mistake: download this copy of leopard: IPC_OSX_10.5.6_UNIVERSAL it has a NVIDIA dual screen driver I install that and the matching memory size nvinject together. then upgrade using ideneb 10.5.7 and 10.5.8 upgrades. If you are already installed NO PROBLEM just install this and uncheck the LEOPARD INSTALL FILES and everything else and it will just install the two drivers. I use this with other NVIDIA dual cards also it works perfectly and also will work with Quartz. full support I have my 42" flat screen in high definition with all my nvidia cards. unfortunately it doesn't work in snow leopard. boots ok but then never finishes loading for some reason. maybe someone can figure out why and how to tweak it. I don't even know which kext this driver uses can anyone tell me how to find out? maybe if I install this kext with device ID it will work in snow leopard. anyway hope this saves alot of people alot of headache. I'm going nuts here with strings... all I got is 1024x768 resoloution and the correct graphic card memory and name. no dual screen no high def... man this is frustrating. I wish whoever made this driver would update it for snow leopard. It works without device id perfectly.

 

Does anyone have the NVCAP for 9500GT 512MB DVI/VGA?

 

 

I need NVCAP for 1024mb card!

 

Ditto:

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Hi *,

I try to install snow leopard with chamaleon and with rebel-efi.

In both cases I get snow leopard running but without QE and CI enabled.

 

I try using efi string with osx86tools, with GraphicsEnabler option, enabling QE in osx86tools, installing nVidia driver for 10.5... all without success!

 

I open chess but no dvd player or frontrow.

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

Thanks, Fabio

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Hi, I tried the same as SharkyNL did in Solution 1, and I'm experiencing the same problem. Everything seem to be running fine except when I try to change resolution (for instance playing games). Can someone pleas help me out?

Solution 1:

 

1. First put OSX86Tools to the desktop.

2. Then do the following:

 

- Open OSX86Tools

- Add EFI Strings

- Click on GFX Strings

- Choose Custom GeForce (you need to scroll the list)

- Enter your video card name (in my case: "nVidia GeForce 9500 GT"

- Enter memory size (in my case: "512MB")

- NOW choosing your display configuration, choose "VGA / DVI-I"

- choose "Import String to Boot Editor"

- choose "write com.apple.Boot.plist"

 

3. Reboot

 

4. Open OSX86Tools for the last time:

- choose "Enable/Disable Quartz GL"

 

The problem with above is that sleep and mouse is working but if I change resolution I get a blue screen.

This means I can't play games. With above I can use DVI and VGA. But it is no option if I can't play games

because of the blue screens.

 

I'm running:

- EP45-DS3

- Vanilla OS X 10.5.7 w./ Chameleon 2.0 (And Extensions)

- 4gb RAM

- nVidia GeForce 9500 GT 512 MB 128BIT

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Hello Elmindo,

 

Above isn't working alright. I did the following and this is working:

 

How to install XFX GeForce 9500 GT 1024MB (Device ID: 0x0640):

 

 

First you have to do:

- First install Combo Update 10.5.8

- Remove from /System/Library/Extension every nvidia injector you could have installed, if you've never installed one you're clean and ready to go.

- Put OSX86Tools to your desktop.

 

 

How to get QE/CI enabled on XFX GeForce 9500 GT, let's start:

- Clean everything with OSX86Tools check all the options on main panel and run permission repair and clear extension kext


- Again on OSX86Tools 


- Click on the button add efi string


- Click on gfx strings


- Choose custom geforce (you need to scroll the list is the last one)


- Enter your video card name "nVidia GeForce 9500 GT"

- Enter your video card memory size "1024MB (1GB)"

- NOW choosing your display configuration, choose custom

- Enter NVCAP: "0400000000000100060000000000000700000000"

- Import String to Boot Editor

- Write com.apple.Boot.plist

- Reboot with -x -v -f

- Shutdown and boot

 

- You can enable even Quartz GL from the main panel of OSX86Tools “Enable/Disable Quartz GL”

 

 

Some extra infomation:

With above you only have VGA, I use a Samsung SyncMaster 2032MW and I have no DVI, but you can do everything without problems with VGA. Maybe a EDID solution for the Samsung SyncMaster 2032 MW will solve it. I hope you have DVI.

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Hello

 

My Problem with my OLD Graphiccard GS7600 is out !!!

 

I hav a new Graphiccard 9500GT and here is no Problem with NVEnabler 64.kext.

All work with QE+CI and OpenGL.

Not with EFI-String !! is not right with 64 Bit-Version, not work with 64 Bit and newtest 10.6.2 Snow leopard.

 

This Thread can closed for me !

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Oh, great post pinarek, thanks... why don't you stop doing misinformation? efi string works on 64bit, the real problem is that you don't know how to do that.

 

produce string with osx86 then edit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

adding something like this in dict:

<key>device-properties</key>
	<string>7602000001000000010000006a0200000d00000002010c00d041030a00000000010106000001
0101060000007fff04001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e000000
2e0000006e5669646961204765466f7263652039353030204754204f70656e474c20456e67696e652
05b4546495d22000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b
000000646973706c6179100000004e005600430041005000000022000000d38d34d34d34d34d34d37
d34d38d34d34d34d34d34d34d3bd34d34d34d340e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973
706c617914000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792
d41100000006d006f00640065006c0000001a0000006e5669646961204765466f7263652039353030
2047540e0000004e00560050004d00000020000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000
0000000000000000014000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973
706c61792d4220000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e000
0004e5644412c4e564d6163220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730069007a
0065000000080000000000004020000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c0
0650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616322000000400031002c00640065007600690063006500
5f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c61791c0000006400650076006900630065005f0
0740079007000650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e74</string>

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I have the same problem: QE disabled (front row, dvd player don't run).

I tried:

- EFI string method (with nvcap)

- nvidia drivers (for 10.5)

- install withn rebel efi

 

without success.

 

any suggest?

 

In leopard 10.5 I solved using EFI string and nvidia drivers, but in SL nvidia drivers give error.

 

Please help me!

 

Thanks,

Fabio

 

I need NVCAP for 1024mb card!

 

0400000000000300040000000000000700000000

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Maybe this works for you too.

 

I have a Gainward 9500GT silent 1024 MB.

 

1 x VGA

 

1x DVI

 

1x HDMI

 

I selected the EFI sting vor the 9800GT 1024 MB.

 

VGA + DVI 2 Monitors fully working

 

DVI + HADMI 1 Monitor + 1 Flatscreen TV working

 

DVI + HDMI > DVI adapter 2 Monitors fully working

 

all resolutions qe / ci

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By me works all only the NVenabler 64.kext, more not. This is enought for all QE+CI and OpenGL, is better as this String in

the com.apple.boot.plist, think i.

 

Ok everyone muss know what better for you self.

 

Greetings Pinarek

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I have the same problem: QE disabled (front row, dvd player don't run).

I tried:

- EFI string method (with nvcap)

- nvidia drivers (for 10.5)

- install withn rebel efi

 

without success.

 

any suggest?

 

In leopard 10.5 I solved using EFI string and nvidia drivers, but in SL nvidia drivers give error.

 

Please help me!

 

Thanks,

Fabio

 

 

 

0400000000000300040000000000000700000000

 

You can keep your EFI string under SL and run in 64-bit mode as long as you replace your 10.6.2 nvidia drivers by the ones from 10.6.1 (NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext) in \System\Library\Extensions. Then use onyx to clean everything up and repair permissions.

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Hi Guys,

 

First poster here, just goes to show how good the forums are that I have set everything up (from reading here) and this is the last thing that i just cant get to work.

 

I have a 9500GT Nvidia card. VGA is attached to my monitor and DVI (closest to mobo) attached to the telly. If i boot with both screens attached it defaults to the DVI port. This is annoying as i want the default to be the VGA as the telly connection is just for films and games.

 

Also I have audio passthru working in windows 7, will this work in OSX?

 

Thanks for any help you can give!!!

 

Glen

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You can keep your EFI string under SL and run in 64-bit mode as long as you replace your 10.6.2 nvidia drivers by the ones from 10.6.1 (NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext) in \System\Library\Extensions. Then use onyx to clean everything up and repair permissions.

 

thanks a lot but I had no success. I got QE enabled in 10.5, not in 10.6.1... I can use 10.5 kexts in 10.6?

 

Fabio

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thanks a lot but I had no success. I got QE enabled in 10.5, not in 10.6.1... I can use 10.5 kexts in 10.6?

 

Fabio

 

Try using this com.apple.boot.plist: com.apple.boot.plist. You need to put it on \extra and on \library\preferences\systemconfiguration. For me this string worked also under 10.5. I'm using only the nvidia drivers provided by Apple. Hope this helps.

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@ Mrx33

 

Thanks ;)

 

Got the EVGA nVidia GeForce 9500 GT 1GB to work! took me a littlebit but at the end is working.

 

Installed iPC 10.5.6 then upgraded with iDeneb 10.5.8 Combo upgrade successfully!

 

Recog as 1GB QE working

 

Again Thanks

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Success!

 

I've got an EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB

 

I'm running 10.5.6 (IPC install 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernal) on Asus M3A78-EM mobo with AMD Phenom x4 9600 2.3Ghz cpu

 

I used the 10.5.6 framework and the special 1024 kext, and it works just fine. QE, GL and Rotation all supported.

 

Still shows chipset as "Unknown NVIDIA Card" in System Profiler, but I couldn't care less about that.

 

Thanks so much for making the 1024 kext. I don't have windows installed and have no floppy drive, so I wasn't sure how I'd go about getting my NVCAP without a lot of hassle. (Though I see someone posted in--post #130.)

 

Suggestion: could you add a note to the top of the first post telling people to read the entire thread?

 

There is a lot of really good additional information that came out later on.

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Hi all,

I'm wondering to make work my Zotac 9500 GT on Snow leopard but I can't do that!!

I've read and done almost everything posted in the forum about 9500 GT.

Does anyone knows how to make this Gfx-card work under Snow leopard?

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