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I recently updated from 10.4.8 to 10.4.9 in order to get support for the new iLife 08. I had QE support in 10.4.8 but after the upgrade I lost the QE support. I am using a ATI Radeon 9600 256MB GC with the CallistoFB in the ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin. Like I said this was working previous to the update. Are there any simple solutions on getting CallistoFB to work with 10.4.9?

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Ok this is a first for me. I finally get to post a solution to my own problem. As I was reading through the various update to 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 examples. I realized that the IOGraphicsFamily.kext file was not one of the crucial files that was upgraded even though it does appear to get hosed in the update. I found two separate examples on how to update to 10.4.9 or 10.4.10. They are the ones that really know what to do so if you want more detail or to see what other people have done check out the posts that I used here:


10.4.10 Upgrade


and here


10.4.9 Update


Basically all I wanted to do was up date from 10.4.9 and also keep my calilstoFB in place. karmatose gives the right advice, I just wasn't able to read it before I figured out the fix for myself. The basic gist of the 10.4.9 update link goes like this (My fixes are added inline for the impatient that just have to start typing... like myself):


Steps to update to 10.4.9/10.4.10 without new kernel:

1) Open up the terminal and type "sudo -s" then "your password" then the following (line by line):


cp /mach_kernel /old

cp -R /system/library/coreservices/loginwindow.app /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleACPIplatform.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleAPIC.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/IOATAFamily.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/system.kext /


#All I had to do to complete my update without killing my system (or Callisto) was backup the same IOGraphicsFamily.kext file as well as the #ATIRadeon*.kext files. I in short I added these commands to step one


cp -R /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext /

cp -R /System/Library/Extension/ATIRadeon* /


2) Keep terminal open.

3) Open disk utility and keep it open


5) Open terminal and type the following:


cp /old /mach_kernel

cp -R /loginwindow.app /system/library/coreservices/

cp -R /AppleSMBIOS.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /AppleACPIplatform.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /AppleAPIC.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /IOATAFamily.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /system.kext /system/library/extensions/

rm -rf /system/library/extensions.*


# I also had to get the working kext files back into place sooo....


rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/IOGraphicsFamily.kext

rm -rf /System/Library/Extension/ATIRadeon*

cp -R /ATIRad* /System/Library/Extensions/

cp -R /IOGraphicsFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions/


6) Open disk utility and repair permissions for your OS X partition

7) Pray and restart the system

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