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Ok, so I have been on every possible forum, and done everything I possibly could do. Spent about five days figuring this thing out. Now I must ask for help.

 

I have successfully installed 10.6.3 and 10.6.4 on my PC. I can get everything working except my video card. It is an Nvidia GTX 260 with 1792MB of ram.

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260:

 

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 1792 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x05ea

Revision ID: 0x00a1

ROM Revision: netkas.org

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Display Connector:

 

 

After a really long time, I have gotten it to detect like this. It just won't let me change the resolution, or enable qe/ci. The above is after I installed the netkas nvidia enabler as you can see, and the nvidia 285/quadro drivers as I followed instructions on netkas, and several other websites. I believe I have tried it a number of ways.

 

I have also tried the nvenabler off of kexts.com and other websites, leaving it at default, and putting in my device id in it, I have tried natit, nvinject, and two others I can't remember the name of (however the two suck from what I read on 90% of forums so I only tried those briefly). I have tried the chameleon (graphics enabled = yes) from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with many different configurations. I have also tried using the myHack software. Graphics enabled = yes does not work at all, unless I use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for unsupported cpu, and impliment the 10.3.1 for the i7 fix. It will detect the correct ram this way, but will not detect the name of the video card. No matter what I have done, and trust me, I have reinstalled, and tried almost every which a way I can think of, it won't let me change the resolution or enable qe/ci. From what I have read, if it detects the correct video card information using an injector, it should automatically enable everything.

 

Please let me know if you have any more suggestions for me. I would be grateful if I could get some help, either on this forum, or through ichat / msn / yahoo.

 

I have looked everywhere, and done everything I could find. . I am stuck.

 

One last thing. I tried to do efi, but for some reason all the guides I found make you have leopard, which i don't have. If anyone could point me into a dumbed down efi guide so I can plug it into my plist, I could try that. i tried one. . . but it didn't work, gave me the restart screen.

 

 

(Quick edit after reading it over. Yes, I made sure that I did not have the Graphics Enabler Yes and the injectors on at the same time. 95% of the time I reinstalled after each attempt just so I could hone the steps on what works and what doesn't for quicker reinstall.)

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Ok, so been playing a little more. With GraphicsEnabled I get a AppleIntelCpuPowerManagement error. Without GraphicsEnabled I can boot and everything but gaphics work. . odd. That is with Chameleon. Tried NullCPUPowermanagement, got further along, but still gave me an error with somehting to do with appleintelcpupowermanagement.

 

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Fixed the appleintelcpupowermanagement. I have it booting with dsdt and succesfully detecting my video card. Still no qe/ci with graphics enabler or netkas nvidia injector with nvidia 285 driver. Thanks for anyone that has read this.

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Try setting PCIRoot=1 in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist (refer to the Chameleon docs @ the VoodooProjects forum).

 

If the drivers don't know about your card, you have to add its device ID manually - even when using GraphicsEnabler=y or other injection method. Google 'guide for all nvidia boards' to learn how.

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Try setting PCIRoot=1 in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist (refer to the Chameleon docs @ the VoodooProjects forum).

 

If the drivers don't know about your card, you have to add its device ID manually - even when using GraphicsEnabler=y or other injection method. Google 'guide for all nvidia boards' to learn how.

And if that gives makes you unable to boot, remove it and put:

<key>PCIRootUID</key>
<string>1</string>

REMEMBER TO CAPITALIZE!

It won't work if you dont.

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:) Hold on..

 

PCIRoot= was introduced during the Chameleon 2.0 RC4 development cycle:

http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/...11.html#msg4311

 

"futurebear" is using Chameleon (see post #2) and should therefore try PCIRoot= as I suggested.

 

PCIRootUID= was only used with AsereBLN's defunct (and now obsoleted by Chameleon 2.0 RC5) Chameleon variant.

http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=644

 

If you're using Netkas' PCEFI v10.5, you set the PCI root by adding -pci1 to kernel flags:

http://netkas.org/?p=271

 

All three bootloaders default to PCI root UID 0. Some (all?) can auto-detect if you're using a DSDT.aml with the PCI Root properly set according to ACPI specs.

 

futurebear: It's GraphicsEnabler, not GraphicsEnabled.

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