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UPDATE!

A lot of people have been problems lately, and so have I. Try following the following:

Ok, I've been having problems with my own rig lately (black screen, etc). SO, I did the following.

 

1. Boot with -s, and do the following commands:

CODE

/sbin/mount -uw /

cd /system/library/extensions

rm -r ATI*

rm -r natit.kext*

reboot

2. Reboot with -f -v.

3. Install this: http://www.mediafire.com/?mz1leyhyolh

4. Then install this: http://rapidshare.de/files/47335568/Enable..._cards.pkg.html

5. Go to /system/library/extensions and open ATINDRV.kext. Go into the plugins folder and delete ATY_motmot.kext.

6. Reboot with -f -v.

7. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of stuff has been happening since netkas first got QE/CI/Res Change on the 4850. Now, the 4830, 4850, 4870, 4870x2, and possibly the 4980 work just fine.

 

 

 

 

 

4830 INSTRUCTIONS

1. Follow step 1 from the 4850 instructions below.

2. Download and install the following 2 kext files with Kext Helper: http://rapidshare.de/files/46800670/accel.tar.bz2.html & http://rapidshare.de/files/46858272/Natit.kext.tar.bz2.html.

3. Reboot with -f -v.

 

You'll probably experience screen bouncing issues, but that can easily be fixed with a simple BIOS flash with higher clock speeds.

 

4850 INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download this to your desktop, and run the installation package. Don't restart just yet: [Rapidshare.de] http://rapidshare.de/files/45661062/7_rade...rivers.pkg.html [Mediafire] http://www.mediafire.com/?mz1leyhyolh [badongo] http://www.badongo.com/file/13612115 [DepositFiles] http://depositfiles.com/en/files/pxf70804a

2. Download this: http://rapidshare.de/files/46870770/ATY_Motmot.kext.zip.html and install the kext file with Kext Helper.

3. Reboot with -f -v (kextcache/verbose mode).

 

You should now have QE/CI and resolution change on your 4850. If you get something weird when you reboot, or if you can't change the resolution, looks at the "BUGS" section below.

 

4870 INSTRUCTIONS

First, follow the 4850 INSTRUCTIONS above. Then, follow these instructions:

1. Download this: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z2atjzyjwm5

2. Backup your existing OpenGL.framework

3. Replace it with the new 10.5.7 framework

4. Repair permissions.

5. Reboot with -f -v.

 

Your 4870 should now have QE/CI.

 

4870x2 INSTRUCTIONS

(There may need to be more instructions added for the 4870x2.)

1. Download this: http://rapidshare.de/files/46800670/accel.tar.bz2.html

2. Put everything in the /System/Library/Extensions folder.

3. Repair permissions.

4. Reboot with -f -v.

 

Your 4870x2 may or may not have QE/CI/Res Change. I may have to update these instructions. I don't even remember where I found them.

 

4890 INSTRUCTIONS

I'm not sure how to get the 4890 working. Some people have reported to get it working, but I don't know how to do that.

 

 

 

 

 

BUGS:

1. You may be getting a jumpy/bouncy screen on your 4850 when you move your mouse.

>>FIX FOR NUMBER 1: Download this package (http://rapidshare.de/files/45735243/Natit_no_powerplay_4800_4600.pkg.html) and install it. Reboot, and it should all be fine.

 

2. You may get a black screen when changing resolutions.

>>FIX FOR NUMBER 2: Download and install this package (http://rapidshare.de/files/45735159/Natit_with_4850_bios_inside.pkg.html). Reboot, and you should be able to change resolutions without any problems.

 

3. You may get a light blue screen after doing a hard-restart

>>FIX FOR NUMBER 3: Boot with -s, and do the following commands:

/sbin/mount -uw /
cd /system/library/extensions
rm -r natit.kext
rm -r atiradeonx2000.kext
exit

It should go into OS X just fine. From here, you can reinstall the drivers, reboot, and all should be fine again.

 

4. Sometimes, the mouse/everything will freeze in certain programs.

>>FIX FOR NUMBER 4: You probably have QuartzGL enabled. If so, disable it in OSx86Tools. QuartzGL barely does anything anyway :).

 

 

 

 

 

Credit needs to go to netkas as I haven't done anything in the development of these drivers.

 

Some of these instructions may be off or out of date, so if someone could help me update this, then send me a PM with any updated instructions/links/details.

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A few days ago, Netkas was able to get QE/CI & resolution change on his 4850 by using some brand new 10.5.7 kext's.

 

Below is a tutorial on how to get it working:

1. Download this to your desktop: [Rapidshare.de] http://is.gd/l0gf [Mediafire] http://is.gd/le3Q [badongo] http://is.gd/le4O [DepositFiles] http://is.gd/le5Z

 

2. Run the installation package. When it's done, you'll need to SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER.

 

3. Take your DVI cable, and plug it in the DVI port nearest to your motherboard.

 

4. Take your DVI>VGA adapter (just the adapter, not the cable), and plug it in to the other DVI port.

 

5. Startup your computer, and boot with -f.

 

You should now have QE/CI along with resolution change on your 4850 or 4870! All credit needs to go to netkas!

 

BUGS:

1. You may be getting a jumpy/bouncy screen on your 4850 when you move your mouse.

2. You may get a black screen when changing resolutions.

3. You may get a light blue screen after doing a hard-restart

>>FIX: Boot with -s, and do the following commands:

/sbin/mount -uw /
cd /system/library/extensions
rm -r natit.kext
rm -r atiradeonx2000.kext
exit

 

I installed yesterday everything fine exept jup/jerkness. Will try to do this command now report later

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hey thanks man your guide finally got QE/CI working.

 

But here is what i had to do.

 

1. Installed pkg rebooted, did not boot with -f (was following the other thread)

2. Replaced Opengl framework, and repaired permissions via disk utility, rebooted

3. Hd no QE/CI, but did have resolution 1920x1200

4. Tried OpenGL frame again and again and again

5. Still no QE/CI

6. Tried rebooting with -f, still nothing

7. Said screw it lets try to reinstall pkg, rebooted with -f

8. Now i have QE/CI smoothness

 

So in short, I think for me to work i had to install pkg, reboot, replace framework, shutdown. Reboot with -f, if that doesnt work. Reinstall pkg and shutdown and reboot with -f.

 

I dunno why its like this but o well its working.

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Well, as long as it works :( .

 

btw your right you dont need to replace the opengl. I just did a 2nd install and installed the pck, shutdown started with -f.

 

Full QE/CI, nice work. Everyone on the other thread thinks you need opengl

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Q:

1. You may be getting a jumpy/bouncy screen on your 4850 when you move your mouse.

2. You may get a black screen when changing resolutions.

2. What if an game switches res - black screen ?!

Isnt that an ununsable situation =

1. Have that all 4850 cards or only some ?

Also - for me - a no go to switch now to 4850.

 

Dont understand me wrong - ist an great step for 48XX - but at least if those 2 things really happens unusable.

Can someone which didnt have that 1+2 tell us here his excat 4850 GPU card type ?

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btw your right you dont need to replace the opengl. I just did a 2nd install and installed the pck, shutdown started with -f.

 

Full QE/CI, nice work. Everyone on the other thread thinks you need opengl

 

Well, for some people who can't get it to work after multiple installs, the OpenGL.framework is their only solution.

 

Q:

1. You may be getting a jumpy/bouncy screen on your 4850 when you move your mouse.

2. You may get a black screen when changing resolutions.

2. What if an game switches res - black screen ?!

Isnt that an ununsable situation =

1. Have that all 4850 cards or only some ?

Also - for me - a no go to switch now to 4850.

 

Dont understand me wrong - ist an great step for 48XX - but at least if those 2 things really happens unusable.

Can someone which didnt have that 1+2 tell us here his excat 4850 GPU card type ?

 

1. It happens on some 4850's. You basically have to try it and see what happens. I think there is a fix for it that requires editing the BIOS.

 

2. For most people, resolution change works just fine. For me, it doesn't, which doesn't bother me since I never go into/use anything that changes the resolution.

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hey thanks man your guide finally got QE/CI working.

 

But here is what i had to do.

 

1. Installed pkg rebooted, did not boot with -f (was following the other thread)

2. Replaced Opengl framework, and repaired permissions via disk utility, rebooted

3. Hd no QE/CI, but did have resolution 1920x1200

4. Tried OpenGL frame again and again and again

5. Still no QE/CI

6. Tried rebooting with -f, still nothing

7. Said screw it lets try to reinstall pkg, rebooted with -f

8. Now i have QE/CI smoothness

 

So in short, I think for me to work i had to install pkg, reboot, replace framework, shutdown. Reboot with -f, if that doesnt work. Reinstall pkg and shutdown and reboot with -f.

 

I dunno why its like this but o well its working.

 

Is that way works for 4850?

 

Cause I removed natit.kext and atiradeonx2000, fine jumpy/jerkness gone but QE is not supported anymore, how to fix it?

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Is that way works for 4850?

 

Cause I removed natit.kext and atiradeonx2000, fine jumpy/jerkness gone but QE is not supported anymore, how to fix it?

 

Why did you remove those files?? They are required to get QE/CI.

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Yeah, i am also ?? about removing the main driver ATI..2000.kext. Without that i think you only get VGA / not accelerated GPU. Removing it in the past was only the last solution for older cards to get at least an VGA Screen and not KP.

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thenk you very much your first file works like a charm on iATKOS_5i, and iATKOS_4i. on my diamond 4870 flashed to asus 4870, didn't need to use -f for boot, works ok withought it, getting resolutions changes and full qe/ci. can't run benchmarks yet didn't get my lan working, but when i do i will post resolts

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Excellent work! I'm in the marked for a new graphics card since my Sapphire X1950XT are slowly dying on me (artifacts and instability). So this is a good news ;)

 

Will this method recognize cards with more memory than 512 MB?

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Yeah, i am also ?? about removing the main driver ATI..2000.kext. Without that i think you only get VGA / not accelerated GPU. Removing it in the past was only the last solution for older cards to get at least an VGA Screen and not KP.

 

Well, removing those two files basically disables the drivers.

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DrumThrasher109 - I owe you a beer (or a steak dinner if you're hungry) if I ever meet you man!

I've been waiting for my 4870 1gb card to run on my 'almost' native kalwyay install for over 3 months now....

Thanks also goes to netkas for his obvious boffinry, of course. I'm not sure where we would be without him.

 

This pkg worked out of the box for me - nothing to touch and fiddle and I didn't have to apply the OpenGl framework patch to get QE/CI. When I updated to 10.5.6 after installing this driver, it went smoothly too...

 

Cheers!

 

P.S: I've noticed that since 10.5.6, Apple has given up using the 'Please Dont Steal Mac Os X.kext' string in their InstallAtStartup scripts... :s Have they finally come over to our point of view or are they sneaking something else with 10.5.7 / 10.6 ?

 

A few days ago, Netkas was able to get QE/CI & resolution change on his 4850 by using some brand new 10.5.7 kext's.

 

Below is a tutorial on how to get it working:

1. Download this to your desktop: [Rapidshare.de] http://is.gd/l0gf [Mediafire] http://is.gd/le3Q [badongo] http://is.gd/le4O [DepositFiles] http://is.gd/le5Z

 

2. Run the installation package. When it's done, you'll need to SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER.

 

3. Take your DVI cable, and plug it in the DVI port nearest to your motherboard.

 

4. Take your DVI>VGA adapter (just the adapter, not the cable), and plug it in to the other DVI port.

 

5. Startup your computer, and boot with -f.

 

You should now have QE/CI along with resolution change on your 4850 or 4870! All credit needs to go to netkas!

 

If you have a 4870 and don't have QE/CI, follow the below instructions:

1. Download this: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z2atjzyjwm5

2. Backup your existing OpenGL.framework and replace it with the new 10.5.7 framework, repair permissions, and reboot.

 

Your 4870 should now have QE/CI.

 

BUGS:

1. You may be getting a jumpy/bouncy screen on your 4850 when you move your mouse.

2. You may get a black screen when changing resolutions.

3. You may get a light blue screen after doing a hard-restart

>>FIX FOR NUMBER 3: Boot with -s, and do the following commands:

/sbin/mount -uw /
cd /system/library/extensions
rm -r natit.kext
rm -r atiradeonx2000.kext
exit

It should go into OS X just fine. From here, you can reinstall the drivers, reboot, and all should be fine again.

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I can get the openGL working with my 4870 on my leopard retail installation

but now I get the mouse lagging and freezing every X seconds

 

 

i have tried to reboot -s and then remote the both .kext (natit and radeonx200) then I reboot and i dont have the opengl support anymore but the mouse is moving normally (no lag)

 

then I can try to reinstall the drivers but again I will get the opengl support with the mouse issue :(

 

i have also tried to repair permission

 

i have applied the opengl.framework fix

 

thanks for your help

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after installing the pkg and opengl. And rebooting.

 

Reinstall pkg, shutdown and reboot with -f

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Working perfectly (including QE/CI) without the 10.5.7 OpenGL.framework on my Visiontek 4870 512MB card. I haven't tried resolution switching and I don't intend to (I have no need for it). Connected DVI port 1 (closest to motherboard) to DVI monitor. I have a DVI to VGA adapter in slot 2 (farthest from motherboard) on my 4870, but it is not connected to a monitor (yet). Several hours of use and no glitches, stutters or kernel panics.

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I've got an 4870, and everytime I try to install your package, I always get the light blue screen. Then I use your solution, I install again your package but I get the light blue screen again.

 

I've got a 19'' monitor connected with a dvi-vga adapter, and nothing in the secondary. Could it be the cause?

 

I haven't tried installing the new opengl, because I don't know where to put the folder of the download. That would help?

 

Thanks for your help.

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That could very well be the problem. Plug a DVI cable into the first DVI port (the one closest to the mobo), then plug (just) the DVI>VGA adapter in the other one.

 

You'll probably have to boot with -f once or twice too.

 

People with the bouncy/jerky bug: There isn't a fix yet (that I know of).

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