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So if I have a working install with an Nvidia 9400GT but I want to use my ATI 5870, do I just have to replace my bootloader with the ATI experimental using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?

 

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You do not need [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] you need Kabyl chamaleon trunk here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1546946. Just replace your boot loader with his and have in the com.apple.Boot.plist file this:

 <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>

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Thanks for your suggestion, but it did not work, I boot up to the apple logo and then a white screen.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

AM

 

Hit the F8 key when booting at the Chameleon screen so you can type in then hit enter key the -v switch at the Chameleon prompt so you can see where it fails and either post picture or the text you see when it fails so people can get an idea of what is going wrong.

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Thanks for your suggestion, but it did not work, I boot up to the apple logo and then a white screen.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Wich framebuffer you are using? In some cases you can use the Kabyl-branch without tweeking, if something goes wrong you have to find out the right framebuffer-type for all your GFX-card connections.

For 5850/5870 cards Kabyls chameleon uses Uakari by default, you can also try Vervet, Eulemur, Zonalis and others.

You have to try out it by yourself, its expermental and nothing that run out of the box.

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I'm in the same situation, I have a 9600GT but now I have a 5870 I can not run.

Can anyone give me the steps for dummies? Thank you, my English is bad

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Everytime I install [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], my computer crashes for various different reasons after reboot.

I've been trying different guides for a month and can't get it too work, can anyone help?

 

I'm also installing to a usb external hard drive.

I can get 10.6.2 to open with the hazzard install, I can upgrade to 10.6.4 (no graphics update) with the legacy kernel, but graphics update or 10.6.5. There have also been a few instances where I've gotten to DSMOS arrived and the computer just crashes, I've gotten the black and white blocks and pci root=0 despite the boot.plist being changed to pciroot=1. Can some one please help me, here are my specs.

 

P6X58D-e

Sapphire 5850 1gb ram

i7 930

6 gigs of kingston ram

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I'm in the same situation, I have a 9600GT but now I have a 5870 I can not run.

Can anyone give me the steps for dummies? Thank you, my English is bad

 

Give us a bit more info so to figure out what you should be doing... things like what cpu, mather board.... you are using osx version and hod did you installed/ bootloader used. Because I guess that, how to do it depends on what you have.

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Give us a bit more info so to figure out what you should be doing... things like what cpu, mather board.... you are using osx version and hod did you installed/ bootloader used. Because I guess that, how to do it depends on what you have.

 

I am using an EVGA SLI X58 motherboard with an Intel i7 920 overclocked to 3.33GHz, 6GB Patriot DDR3 1066, ATi 5870 1GB. I used the Tonymacx86 method with multiboot and [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. I am running 10.6.6 right now and its stable, absolutely no crashes or anything. Video is working with the 9600GT, onboard sound is working, network is working as is USB and firewire.

 

Thanks

 

AM

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Give us a bit more info so to figure out what you should be doing... things like what cpu, mather board.... you are using osx version and hod did you installed/ bootloader used. Because I guess that, how to do it depends on what you have.

 

I have i7 930 with gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R , 6gb ram patriot, Ati 5870, with 10.6.4 version, i think i have chamaleon rc4 (how i can see it? or where i can see it?) (all working with my 9600gt QE/CI but i want to change by ati)

Thanks

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i think i have chamaleon rc4 (how i can see it? or where i can see it?)

 

Hit the F8 key when booting at the Chameleon screen to get to its boot prompt it should show you the version there.

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@xabidh and @ashman1970

 

Ok I am no expert so I am not sure that what I say is going to work, so keep it in mind :thumbsup_anim:;

that said here is what i have done and having quite similar setup it should work for you two as well.

 

First download kabyl's rc700 boot loader here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231768

then replace your boot file with kabyl's one and add this to your com.apple.Boot.plist file removing any other graphic related string you might have.

 <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
 <string>Yes</string>

 

If the os won't let you replace the boot file try to trash the file then copy kabyl's (I don't know why but some are telling me they cannot replace it)

 

And that it is all i think... good luck

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Hi. So it's been several months since I got OSX 10.5.8 (dualboot with W7) working

But next week I'm replacing my old 7600GT for a Sapphire HD 5850 and I was wondering wether I can get it working with OSX 10.5.8 or I should update to 10.6

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Um... that doesn't look like a guide to me. Can anyone offer a concise set of instructions explaining how to get an HD 5850 working in SL? Keep in mind that I'm not using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] (it doesn't work) but instead a myHack version of the Snow Leopard installer.

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Hello,

I am also interested to this thread: we have any way to make working a Radeon 5870m (the mobile version)?

 

 

Thanks,

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Why my DisplayPort don't work yet?

I use 10.6.7 MBP kext and GE=No, the Ioreg showing ActiveFlags !=1 but the monitor still black (out of signal)

 

infogf.png

 

ioreg.png

 

Can someone explain my ioreg?

 

many regards

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I had no DisplayPort with my 5870 and MBP 10.6.7. Not solved at this time. Go back to Snow Leopard 10.6.7 and DisplayPort works as before.

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Hi,

 

i've installed my Hackintosh successfully with Andys Bootdisc for P8P67 user. ( http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...52849&st=40 ) Everything is working fine (besides my monitor won't find the signal until i unplug/plug it). But it seems my AMD 5870 has still some problems. 2D Applications are no Problem but every game i'd tryed and even geekbench is crashing. Do i have to activate a 3D Mode or isn't the 5870 fully supportet yet?

 

Thanks and all the best,

Frell

 

P.S.: My machine: 2500K, Sapphire VaporX 5870, 8GB Ram, P8P67

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Um... that doesn't look like a guide to me. Can anyone offer a concise set of instructions explaining how to get an HD 5850 working in SL? Keep in mind that I'm not using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] (it doesn't work) but instead a myHack version of the Snow Leopard installer.

You may follow my post here:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=253019

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I get a garbled distortion on reboot and I have to un plug the dvi connector and plug it back in to get a normal screen.

 

Weird problem in my 1 year saga to get OSX working as a well on a pc. icon_e_sad.gif

 

Any suggestions? This is what it looks like.

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