THE ABOVE USES LATER DRIVERS AND GIVES MUCH BETTER ACCELERATION.
This also installs 2000b sound kext so if you have a different sound chip set, Don't forget to UNCHECK that option by going into "customise" during the setup screen, otherwise you will kill your sound - you have been warned.
You will still need to set Graphics Enabler and in your com.apple.boot.plist or whatever method you are using to get qe/ci and use cmf's chameleon bootloader OR use GFX strings
You should use either "GraphicsEnabler" OR "device-properties" and following GFX string but not both together.
Here is the working string for my GTX 480's: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>2560x1600x32</string> <key>Instant Menu</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=x86_64</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>My Long Graphics String (removed as it takes loads of space)</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string></string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Mac-F221BEC8</string> </dict> </plist> There is a walkthrough here (aquamac.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=hack1&action=display&thread=509) and pre worked out IN.PLIST for 1, 2 & 3 cards. (at the bottom of the list of cards) or below. Check out the walkthrough on how to use though. GTX_480_GFX_Strings.zip ( 274.94K ) www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=78066
The files from the Fermi Package don't work for the GTX 480 M: GeForce.kext GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle GeForceGA.plugin GeForceGLDriver.bundle GeForceVADriver.bundle GeForceVADriver.bundle.bak NVDAGF100Hal.kext NVDANV40Hal.kext NVDANV50Hal.kext NVDAResman.kext OpenCL.framework OpenGL.framework
Anyway, the files caused my monitor to power off and that was it. After deleting these kexts and restoring default files, the Apple circle just spins. Obviously, some people with GTX 480 got this thing working, but this DOES NOT work for the MOBILE version. It just screws up your Mac OS install.
I tried both the Fermi Package and Aquamac's installer and the results are the same.
Still getting the Shut down your computer message in the different languages. Is there something wrong with my com.apple.Boot.plist?
Could someone who knows what they're doing suggest a solution or modify these files somehow so they work for the mobile version, and create a proper com.apple.Boot.plist for me?
The Device Path is PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x7,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)
Am I supposed to install the files first then add the GFX string? This is a problem for me because after I install the Fermi driver I am unable to boot to desktop. My monitor is turned off. If I am supposed to add the GFX string then install, that too is a problem because then on boot I get the Mac screen in 4 languages to shut down off my computer. From what I have read in the thread, nobody has reported their monitor being turned off on booting Snow, apart from getting a blank screen. But, I think that's something unrelated. This is what has led me to believe that these files are not compatible with the GTX 480 M, as I seem to be the only person on the thread with this particular card. Would you perhaps know how to tweak your driver files with the GTX 480M nVidia driver to make my card work on Snow?
BTW, my installation is from iATKOS V3 S2 disc using its AsereBLN v1.1.9 bootloader and PCJKernel. I think this is the only bootloader and kernel compatible with my system.
I have a Inno3D 480 gtx 1.5GB. I followed your method an everything else except quicktime playback of h264 is working. When trying to play h264 files I only get pinkish messed up screen. My previous setup with 280 gtx is working flawless. Can you test if h264 quicktimes play on your system?
My setup Gigabyte Ga-ex58-ud5 rev1, f12 bios i7 980x @ 4.2 ghz 12GB ram chameleon rc5 10.6.4 And your nvidia driver package with efi strings.
I did install using your method today, just copied kexts and frameworks in /System/Library and repair permisions and voila - 480GTX works. The problem is Cuda. Nvidia didn't write Cuda drivers for Mac for series 400. Is there a way to make Cuda recognize the card or I messed up my install. Also Cinebench did not inicialize the GPU test. I use software that is Cuda dependant and it is seeing any GPU installed into the machine, allthow the system info is displaying card info properly.
Hi Thanks for your effort. I bought a Nvidia GT430 which is the newest member of Nvidia fermi family. I would like to know If i can use this package for installing my card or Does it need some modification? Thanks in advance.