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Ok here goes, probably gonna get alot of stick for this one but...

 

Running OSX86 10.4.6 on my AMD sempron...

 

Everythings cool apart from the Graphics.. I was using a NVidia 5500 but on looking at the HCL found that the ATI 9550 supported CI and Quartz so I bought on this morning.

 

I have tried everything to get it working and nothing, Loaded Callisto, AGP.kext.. nothing.

been reading forum messages all day and cannot get this card to work.. what am I doing wrong.

 

I have seen somewhere that I need the ATI9700 kext file and need to alter the id but I dont have it on my system.. I have 10.4.5 but don;t know whether its on the and if it is how to load it.

 

Please help.. I have tried everything so far but I must ne missing something.

 

OSX see's the vender as ATI but its an AGP card and its reporting it as a pci is this the problem?

 

Any help or insults would be great

 

Thanks ppl...

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In the DVD installation there are a Radeon Mobility patch which one you have to select to have this kext (at least i needed)

 

BUT, a big but indeed, I did all these things, callisto, that ati.kext and changing the 9700 kext and I can't have CI and QE.. and that's strange, because everybody seems to have it working :'(

 

The closest i get is a screen with many coloured squares and nothing more... At least it's isn't a blue screen of death :spam: it's a rainbow screen of death

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I have already installed the ATI mobilty, I reinstalled the os when I got the card and still nothing... Me thinks Me is going osx crazy.. I just hate windoze so much...lol..

 

I wonder why we can't get ci and qe working then.. the hcl said the card was working without patched aswell..

 

Frustation builds and grey hairs get grey..

 

I'm gonna have to try reinstalling again I think and see if I can get the ATIradeon9700 file..

 

wish me luck.

 

thanks for the reply and advice, much much appreciated at least I know Im not going totally mad then

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good luck then :spam:

 

But I will wait somebody that knows about 9550 installation says something :P

 

Oh man... I selled my geforce 6200 and buyed this 9550 only because of mac... now I'm back in Linux, because i can't see things behind that multi coloured squares :P

 

and what is windows? i think i had it installed in my pc.. but that was loong time ago... before I know linux :P

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Windoze is that really strange gui that constantly gives you blue screens, virus's and headaches...

 

You remember it now dont you lol...

 

I would buy another mac but can't really afford it at the moment,. If I cant get this ATI working then Im gonna sell this pc and buy a mac mini... just can't deal with Microsafts dodgy security anymore or the lack of software that does what I need it too.

 

Love my macs

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Don' panic!

Your graphics card works fine! Like mine :-)

 

First of all, modify in /System/Library/Extension the ATIRadeon9700.kext/Contents/Info.plist adding you device id "4153" doing:

 

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>

<string>0x4E441002 0x41441002 0x4E481002 0x41481002 0x41501002 0x4E501002 0x41521002 0x4153 0x4E541002 0x4A481002 0x4A491002 0x4A4A1002 0x4A4B1002 0x4A4C1002 0x4A4D1002 0x4A4E1002 0x5B601002 0x5B621002 0x3E501002 0x4E561002 0x5B641002 0x3E541002</string>

 

 

 

Than do the same in ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin/Contents/Info.plist doing:

 

<key>CFPlugInFactories</key>

<dict>

<key>10024153-0000-0000-0000-000a27898d3e</key>

<string>ATIRadeon9700GAFactory</string>

</dict>

<key>CFPlugInTypes</key>

<dict>

<key>ACCF0000-0000-0000-0000-000a2789904e</key>

<array>

<string>10024153-0000-0000-0000-000a27898d3e</string>

</array>

</dict>

 

So theese to have CI and QE enabled.....

 

Yould should use Callisto kext (if you want) as frame buffer to manage resolution an frequency rate!

If you do it remeber to modifi again the ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin/Contents/Info.plist at this line:

 

<key>Personality</key>

<dict>

<key>IOProviderClass</key>

<string>IONDRVFramebuffer</string>

</dict>

 

with

 

<key>Personality</key>

<dict>

<key>IOProviderClass</key>

<string>CallistoFB</string>

</dict>

 

My Saphire Radeon 9550 works fine on OSX 10.4.7. with ATIRadeon9700xx kext and Callisto buils 006!

 

Cheers

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Still not working :'(

 

 

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>

<string>0x4E441002 0x41441002 0x4E481002 0x41481002 0x41501002 0x41531002 0x4E501002 0x41521002 0x4E541002 0x4A481002 0x4A491002 0x4A4A1002 0x4A4B1002 0x4A4C1002 0x4A4D1002 0x4A4E1002 0x41511002 0x5B621002 0x3E501002 0x4E561002 0x5B641002 0x3E541002</string>

<key>IOProviderClass</key>

<string>IOPCIDevice</string>

<key>IOSourceVersion</key>

<string>1.4.24.6</string>

 

If I use 0x4153 without the 1002, osx did not load the kext (about this mac says the device does not have any kext attached)

 

If I use 0x41531002, aparently it works.. but I can't see nothing.. only the multi coloured squares

 

I'm not using Callisto... if I install callisto and change IODrvsomething to CallistoFB OsX loads the kext but I have no QE, CI..

 

so sad... Can anyone send me your kexts? Or does anyone knows if I have to install some more thing? Like AGP for this work?

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