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Basic guide about nVidia kexts

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Can anyone tell me wich kext is specific to the Geforce GT 520? out of the ones included in OS X, I mean. I can't get better resolution than 1280x720 and no proper vram detection either.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks ;)

 

Can anyone tell me wich kext is specific to the Geforce GT 520? out of the ones included in OS X, I mean. I can't get better resolution than 1280x720 and no proper vram detection either.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks :)

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Can anyone tell me wich kext is specific to the Geforce GT 520? out of the ones included in OS X, I mean. I can't get better resolution than 1280x720 and no proper vram detection either.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks :blink:

I guess you need Fermi drivers, check update on first post.

 

Edit: it seems that the 5xx serie isn't supported yet, just in Lion DP4

http://netkas.org/?p=814

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Hi everybody!

 

I've installed my new XFX 9600GT 512MB video card with NVEnabler. I've got low points in Xbench:

"Quartz Graphics Test: 260

OpenGL Graphics Test: 189"

 

CoD4 multiplayer (all garphics settings low/minimum) 60FPS. I think its too low....

 

What should I do? Use NVInject? Or something else? :)

 

Under retail 10.5.8

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Any update on Lion? NVDAResman does not have the IOPCIPrimaryMatch key; although NVDANHal50 does. When I start up with the devID in NVDANHal, they both show up under loaded extensions in System Preferences, but I still do not get a recognized video card. I also installed NVEnabler 64 but it doesn't seem to be loading on the machine. Any reason as to why this is not loading alongside the included kexts?

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Hi,

 

I got my Point of View 8400GS 512 mb PCIe 2.0 running on 10.6.8 64 bit

 

So far only method that partially works is editing plist in NVDANV50Hal.

I've tried all the methods mentioned here but there is no way to get DVI and VGA work simultaneously.

 

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>

<string>y</string> No difference

 

<key>device-properties</key>

<string>[EFI string generated with OSX Tool]</string> No difference

 

NVEnabler64.kext + NVinject.kext a lot of lines during boot ending with "Failed"

 

n.b. Chameleon is set up to use org.chameleon.Boot.plist so I've made all changes there instead of in com.apple.Boot.plist.

 

Can someone help me out here?

 

GeForce 8400 GS:

Chipset Model: GeForce 8400 GS

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

Slot: Slot-1

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 512 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x10c3

Revision ID: 0x00a2

ROM Revision: 70.18.FF.00.A4

Displays:

ASUS VW193D:

Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Display Serial Number: 79LMTF004629

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Rotation: Supported

Display Connector:

Status: No Display Connected <<<VGA DLP beamer connected!

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Have you tried setting display-cfg in NVEnabler or Chameleon?

 

There's also this kext which is reported as working with both outputs, it's i386 only but you can get NVCAP from it

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=139203

 

As far as I know, I've tried every method there is. Until now I can chose either for fully working DVI or DVI + VGA without qe/ci (all resolutions). If I understand the issue correctly, my card has a different display layout.

What I probably need is a correct NVCAP not an edited kext or something like that.

 

PROBLEM SOLVED! it was vncap issue

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Hi,

 

I just swapped my Point of view 8400gs with PNY 8400GS and after editing nvdan50hal.kext got it fully working after first reboot. But now it comes, after second reboot system stalls at PCI configuration begin despite npci=0x2000

 

any ideas?

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Edit the Info.plist file, for example

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist

and insert the ID of your card into IOPCIPrimaryMatch key, for example

	<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
<string>[color="#FF0000"]0x06e410de[/color] 0x011010de&0xfff8ffff 0x017010de&0xfff8ffff
0x017910de 0x018010de&0xfff8ffff 0x018810de 0x018910de 0x020010de&0xfff8ffff
0x025010de&0xfff8ffff 0x028010de&0xfff8ffff 0x030010de&0xfff8ffff
0x031010de&0xfff8ffff 0x031910de 0x034910de 0x05e010de&0xfff8ffff
0x05f010de&0xfff0ffff</string>

After saving and closing the file, repair it's permissions

sudo chown 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist
sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResman.kext/Contents/Info.plist

Repeat the procedure for kext NVDANV40Hal or NVDANV50Hal, depending on your card's model, and run this command to have the kexts cache updated

sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions

 

I'm on 10.8.3 vanilla, my screen is stuck on 1280 x 1024 resolution and I get flicker and slow response when banner ads are loading or when mouse pointer hovers over the scroll bar...(CI or QE??)

 

I've tried to do this but my NVDAResman.kext and NVDANV40Hal.kext both don't have an info.plist file inside. I've tried using kexts from other computers which have the info.plist but the screen signal fails during boot-up.

 

I've used the EFI hex code in boot.plist and that got me some recognition in the system info utility app. but it did nothing for the graphics problem.

 

 

Asus GeForce GT 210:

 

Chipset Model: Asus GeForce GT 210

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 1024 MB

Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0a65

Revision ID: 0x00a2

ROM Revision: nVidia GeForce 210 OpenGL Engine [EFI]

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

 

 

Could anyone assist me please?

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