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Feedback on Nvidia 0.1a alpha driver release

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Does anybody know what to expect with the next Alpha release from the guys at MacVidia? Apparently it's coming real soon, and yes I should be patient but some teasers would be nice ;-)

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...they need to put the source up on SourceForge so that other people can contribute, it might get done sooner that way.

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Maybe this info will be useful to someone . . .

 

After going throught the steps to set up the AppleI386PCI.kext and the NVidia.kext, when I look at system profiler, I find that my video card is listed correctly and the bus is noted as AGP. But, when I boot with platform=ACPI, system profiler says the video kext is not loaded. When I boot with platform=X86PC, system profiler doesn't complain about the video kext not being loaded. Either way, the kext appears to be loaded according to kextstat.

 

Machine is a Dell laptop with an FX 5200 Go card.

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No

 

Yes ,you can set /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/Com.Apple.boot.plist, add a item :

"Graphics Mode" string: 1024x768x32@100

@100 is 100Hz

before add it ensure your monitor can display at 100Hz

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I was able to get this to work with my GeForce FX5200, but the AGP kext mentioned in a link earlier made my system freeze on boot up. I had to boot in safe mode and put the original kext back. So now I've got the FX5200 recognized, but it still says that it is a PCI card.

 

how did you put theoriginal kext back

 

i tried "cp -R"

copy the kext to /system/library/extensions/

 

it says "read-only"

 

how can write files in the directory

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I'm using ASUS GeForce4 Ti4200

and the kext load fine with 1024x768x32

 

however, if I want to change to any higher resolution, it will still give me an mono color... same as before...

 

Anybody using Ti4200 solve the problem? thx

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in my 10.4.1 works just fine :(

 

Here's my result

GeForce FX 5900XT:

 

Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5900XT

Type: VGA-Compatible Controller

Bus: AGP

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0332

Revision ID: 0x00a1

 

Display:

Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Not Supported

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Not Supported

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in my 10.4.1 works just fine :)

 

Here's my result

GeForce FX 5900XT:

 

Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5900XT

Type: VGA-Compatible Controller

Bus: AGP

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0332

Revision ID: 0x00a1

 

Display:

Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Not Supported

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Not Supported

 

 

How'd did you do that? Mine doesn't even show AGP and only 1024x768x32. If i try 1280x1024, I get only 256 colours... ;)

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in my 10.4.1 works just fine ;)

 

Here's my result

GeForce FX 5900XT:

 

Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5900XT

Type: VGA-Compatible Controller

Bus: AGP

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0332

Revision ID: 0x00a1

 

Display:

Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Not Supported

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Not Supported

how did you do that?? i have a same card with the sameDevID, and ive modified plist ,but it never work

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Success but...

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT DDL:

 

Chipset Model: GeForce 6800 GT

Type: VGA-Compatible Controller

Bus: PCI

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0045

Revision ID: 0x00a1

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Not Supported

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Not Supported

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macvidia project is not dead ?

 

well I think is dead, no updates so far, we should wait for the first mactels in january and then we can have the driver only if they use nvidia cards on those. let's hope they do. ati is allready starting to be supported.

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Is there a compiled alpha-driver for 10.4.3 availble?

 

The old one won't load (says something about framework error).

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how did you do that?? i have a same card with the sameDevID, and ive modified plist ,but it never work

I followed some usefull tutorial around: First one with CPU to AGP Bridge (AppleI386PCI.kext) and second one from the download section on macvidia site !

It's easy! Just follow the steps and do a lot of search in forum. ;)

Good Luck!

BTW It's working only in 10.1!

Edited by ro_x_taz

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Is there a compiled alpha-driver for 10.4.3 availble?

 

The old one won't load (says something about framework error).

 

right, the exact error is:

 

# kextload -t NVidia.kext

kextload: extension NVidia.kext appears to be valid

kextload: notice: extension NVidia.kext has debug properties set

6NVIDIA is not compatible with its superclass, 17IONDRVFramebuffer superclass changed?

kextload: a link/load error occured for kernel extension NVidia.kext

load failed for extension NVidia.kext

(run kextload with -t for diagnostic output)

 

would be nice to hear, that this project still is not dead :-)

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I am sorry to bother everyone but i cant even figure out how to get started. I have the alpha driver but not sure how to install it. I have been troubleshooting this for 4 hours and have tried to find the answer before posting. Can someone advise me how to install this driver.

 

Edit:

I was able to edit the info.plist with the required info but when i went to

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVidia.kext

i got operation not permitted

any ideas what i can do, thanks in advance

Edited by chr1s2k

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The command should be "sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/NVidia.kext" then enter your password at the prompt.

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