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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Div said:
goldenaustin said:
FWIW, I went from a GTX 260 to a 6870, so similar to your story, but not quite. I followed the same steps as you, but left GE=Yes, not knowing any better (at least for my setup). Upon reboot, the 6870's fan would go full blast, and I'd get a black screen, and nothing further. Luckily, using my Windows boot, I was able to change GE=No (using MacDrive to access the OSX drive), and was able to boot into SL with QE/CI.

However, I'm getting the DVD crash, Geekbench crash, and most likely other openGL related errors. However, since I don't game while in OS X, I haven't been motivated to get to the bottom of it. It's still bugging me though, and I'd like to get a backup drive first before running more tests and suggestions.

In regards to you getting the fan to go full blast and black screen, can you explain to me what "Luckily, using my Windows boot, I was able to change GE=No (using MacDrive to access the OSX drive), and was able to boot into SL with QE/CI." these steps you did? So I don't have to reinstall Mac OSX.

No need - just type this at the Chameleon screen and it will override what you have in your boot.plist
Code:
GraphicsEnabler=No
 

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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Ok sweet. This will let you boot on no vid drivers correct?

In general there is nothing I can find that explains or tells me what is what for mac osx that I can study. was wondering If im just dumb and cant read something correctly.

Something explaining what is what for any terms and such.
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Div said:
Ok sweet. This will let you boot on no vid drivers correct?

In general there is nothing I can find that explains or tells me what is what for mac osx that I can study. was wondering If im just dumb and cant read something correctly.

Something explaining what is what for any terms and such.

Please read the Wiki. It is very very good
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Hello All!

I got my new Gigabyte HD 5670 1 GB DDR3
working on my
ASUS P5BF + E6600

with NAtive 10.6.7 drivers

I think i'm on Kabil (installed with MultiBEast)

with GraphicEnabler=NO
I have to plug Both DVI and VGA
but on DVI the resolution is flicker and unusable (keep flashing and black screen)
I have to swicth monitor to VGA input , and then change the resolution to make it work also on DVI :(

Geekbench crashes

with GraphicEnabler=YES
DVI is not working,
i have only VGA with messed resolutions :(

is there a way to force resolution at startup?

maybe in the boot.plist?

thank you!
 

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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

working flawlessly with xfx 6870 i7 950

edit:
Intel Core i7 CPU 950
4 cores, 8 threads @ 3.10 GHz
OS OSX 10.6.7
CB version 64 bit
Cinebench:eek:penGL 31.82 FPS
CPU: 5.07 PTS
 
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Getting ready to do an install on a i7 2600 based system with a ATI 6870 installed. Do I use Chameleon r748 - ATI Experimental, or r709 for Sandy Bridge?
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

moshymoshy said:
Div said:
working flawlessly

Is DVD Player working flawlessly?

Ok guys, i´ve updated my system to 10.6.7 also. It runs asus hd5770. I did clean install and update to 10.6.7 it works fine with vanila kexts and GraphicsEnabler=no.

I am looking forward MBP kexts. Has anyone fixed that issue with DVD player and Geek Bench?

Cheers!
 

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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

moshymoshy said:
Is DVD Player working flawlessly?

I'll try that today. I was installing programs and such sense I got it all working yesterday.

Managed to do my friends PC with a asrock MB too.
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Here's what still doesn't add up.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC743ZM/A
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC742ZM/A

ATI 5770 and 5780 that both ship, for the Mac Pro, from Apple.

So there must be native support at least for these two cards, already in Mac OS. There is no reason why support would be slipped into a MacBOOK specific software update, since a laptop is incapable of using these cards.

So either

a) ATI cards, particularly 57x0s, are already natively supported.
or
b) These add-on cards ship with a driver disk.
 
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