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

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

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... &tstart=15

according to that, no drivers are needed, and works oob in the 10.6.5 update.
supposedly though, a firmware update is needed to enable mdp

strange one is this
 
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Apple store claims that 10.6.4 is the minimum requirement for the 5770.

There was also that 'graphics update' at the end of last year that was for these cards too.

I am increasingly certain that the MBP kexts have nothing to do with desktop cards whatsoever.
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Having a weird issue since the new drivers. Randomly, my Asus display sometimes won't wake up and remains in a power save state. My computer is running (playing iTunes audio) and I can Screen Share to see my mouse moving/keyboard typing. I was able to wake it up by changing my resolution in System Preferences.

Anyone else see this bug? Any fixes?

I have an XFX 5850.
 

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

Hilbe said:
Having a weird issue since the new drivers. Randomly, my Asus display sometimes won't wake up and remains in a power save state. My computer is running (playing iTunes audio) and I can Screen Share to see my mouse moving/keyboard typing. I was able to wake it up by changing my resolution in System Preferences.

Anyone else see this bug? Any fixes?

I have an XFX 5850.

I'm sure un-plugging it and plugging it back in may help?
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

So this means we actually DO NOT need string such as GraphicsEnabler=Yes anymore and the card should have QE/CI OOB. Has anyone had any issue when turning GraphicsEnabler=NO?
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

moshymoshy said:
Apple store claims that 10.6.4 is the minimum requirement for the 5770.

There was also that 'graphics update' at the end of last year that was for these cards too.

I am increasingly certain that the MBP kexts have nothing to do with desktop cards whatsoever.


Hey we have pretty much identical hardware, except for RAM. Are you using the Original Kexts or the MBP 10.6.7 kexts. I read you were not able to get DVD player to work right with the new Kexts. It doesn't really matter much to me cause I don't use DVD player.

I tried just updating to new kexts and changing GE- no, System would just boot to a white screen and nothing.
SO have to boot into safe mode ( holding shift down) Change it back to Kabyl's with GE=yes ,and reverting back to original kext..

Just wondering if I need to go back to original kexts or just go back to Kabyl and GE=yes

My main reason why trying it was to get HDMI audio to possibly work, but I think I will just stick with optical, and take the if ain't broke, don't fix it approach.
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

@Tal3n

I used the latest multibeast and installed the new ATI package along with Kabyl Chameleon. I left graphic enabler = Yes. (Powercolor ATI 5770)
1 thing I noticed was during the installation, my screen went black and I had to wait 15 minutes (just to be safe) for the installation to finish, and forced a manual reboot.
Reboot came back ok, and confirmed 24 kexts from SB (10.6.7) was in fact in S/L/E.

I will give a try with Graphic Enabler = No (via chameleon boot and see what happen)

Update:
GraphicsEnabler=No: system profiler shows ATI 5000. geekbench 32/64bit crashes everytime. Switching GraphicsEnalber=Yes, geekbench = OK.

Current setup:
new SB ATI kext, GraphicsEnabler=Yes,chameleon ATI experimental.
 
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Re: Guide - New ATI Kexts from MBP 10.6.7 Update - 5XXX/6XXX

Tal3n said:
moshymoshy said:
Apple store claims that 10.6.4 is the minimum requirement for the 5770.

There was also that 'graphics update' at the end of last year that was for these cards too.

I am increasingly certain that the MBP kexts have nothing to do with desktop cards whatsoever.


Hey we have pretty much identical hardware, except for RAM. Are you using the Original Kexts or the MBP 10.6.7 kexts. I read you were not able to get DVD player to work right with the new Kexts. It doesn't really matter much to me cause I don't use DVD player.

I tried just updating to new kexts and changing GE- no, System would just boot to a white screen and nothing.
SO have to boot into safe mode ( holding shift down) Change it back to Kabyl's with GE=yes ,and reverting back to original kext..

Just wondering if I need to go back to original kexts or just go back to Kabyl and GE=yes

My main reason why trying it was to get HDMI audio to possibly work, but I think I will just stick with optical, and take the if ain't broke, don't fix it approach.

I have no experience with using my HDMI outs, sorry. But my experience was;

Kabyl + GE=yes + old kexts = works
Normal Chameleon + GE=no + new kexts = 'works' but with the well documented Open GL crashes in DVD Player etc.

I have rolled back to Kabyl+GE+old kexts.
 
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ijhu said:
@Tal3n

I used the latest multibeast and installed the new ATI package along with Kabyl Chameleon. I left graphic enabler = Yes. (Powercolor ATI 5770)
1 thing I noticed was during the installation, my screen went black and I had to wait 15 minutes (just to be safe) for the installation to finish, and forced a manual reboot.
Reboot came back ok, and confirmed 24 kexts from SB (10.6.7) was in fact in S/L/E.

I will give a try with Graphic Enabler = No (via chameleon boot and see what happen)


I think the difference with your setup is yours is the Powercolor 5770, it just seems that XFX 5770's are having trouble.

@moshymoshy

Thanks I am going to revert back to Old Kexts and just leave it.
 
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I've installed OSX10.6 on my system, upgraded to 10.6.7 but I am unable to get QE and CI to work.

My system:
Asrock Extreme 3 mainboard;
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 1Gb.

I've used the combo update to update from 10.6.0 to 10.6.7; used Multibeast 3.4.0 with the ATI 1.6.32.12 kexts option.
After the reboot, the graphical interface is started, but it looks very corrupted.

Booting with options like -x, -v, -f, arch=x86_64 etc etc won't help. Result is the same.

When I start in single user mode, and replace the ATIRedeonX3000.kext with the original that was backuped at the desktop, I get a white screen.
Booting with option -x does load the GUI, but I do not have QE end CI.

When I "remove" the ATIRedeonX3000.kext file, then I get the GUI, but just as before: no QE and CI.

so, it looks like it has something to do with the 3000 kext.... but I don't know what to do next....
 
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