Jump to content

Snow Leopard 10.6.6 + HD4850

.     noskill!

1 post in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hey guys!


So, I have been lurking quite a while now in these boards. After a few years of experimenting over time, I have recently made the step of replacing my Windows 7 OS with OS X.


First, some hardware specifications:

Mainboard: Asus P5QL-E

CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q8200

RAM: G.Skill 2x 2GB DDR2 PC10000

HDD: Toshiba 160GB SATAII

GPU: Asus HD4850 EAH4850 TOP 512MB




1) OSX - 40GB

2) DATA - 120GB

Sandisk Cruzer 8gb

1) Mac OS X Install DVD (Snow Leopard Install DVD restored to this partition)

Western Digital 80gb (IDE, TURNED OFF)

1) DATA - 80gb


Turned off my IDE harddrive to make sure it wont cause any problems.


How I installed:

I started off with installing iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 to a secondary partition to get a working mac os x environment to screw around with. Recovered Snow Leopard dmg to USB stick, and patched it with MyHack 1.1.0 to make it bootable.

Installed OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.0 from the USB stick. Was able to boot with -x -v afterwards, without any gfx support (couldnt change res, was stuck at 1360x768 etc).

I updated to 10.6.6 to get all updates including the graphics update. Afterwards, added the devid off my gpu to ATI4800Controller.kext and GraphicsEnabler=yes to my boot.plist. I restarted, and found my screen turned off. Connecting my second screen fixed this, yet my system only displayed on my main display.


Now I am using OS X 10.6.6 with (I think, how can I check this?) full QE/CI support and changeable resolution, on a DVI screen. My second monitor is connected to my second DVI port, through a DVI->VGA connector. This screen wont be detected and does not display anything.

I have tried numerous things, and couldnt get my second screen to work. I am currently using this package: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...405&st=160#


Using EvoEnabler turned my screen black and garbled all over on boot. Any help is very much appreciated!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...