I began installing yesterday morning ( had to wait for ps/2 -> USB adapters for keyboard). I could boot into MAC OSX with -x only (otherwise, it got stuck at Error: FireWire unable to determine security or something...) I installed LAN, installed 10.5.5 update (was on 10.5.4 Retail), installed Chameleon. Chameleon 2.0 works fine (though just before it opens Boot0: error and Boot0: done flash on the screen.). But I cannot boot Mac OS X from chameleon, even using -x and -f. It stopped at a mDNSResponder error. I could only boot from my USB Flash Drive, using -x again, though the mDNSResponder error did occur, also, but it didnt stop the boot. I read about it and heard that Mac Users had this problem if they did not install a security update. So I said to myself, I'll install your nVidia 9000 Series Driver + add gfx strings, reboot and update to 10.5.7 and install latest security update to see if the mDNSResponder error would be fixed. Unfortunately I can no longer boot at all now, because I end up with a light blue screen at the moment the log in window should pop up. I have NO mouse cursor or anything, just a light blue screen. Now, this is obviously a problem with the graphic card, right? It seems to me it could be related to the nVidia 9000 series Drivers. Is there any way I can remove these booting with -s? If yes, could you tell me exactly what to do - I'm not very experienced with terminal... I already searched around a bit and foiund this: support.apple.com/kb/TS1411#symp1 and this support.apple.com/kb/TS1545 But before I begin any of those suggestions, I wanted to check back with you and hear your opinion. Thank you for your help.
Easiest way is if you have another mac, attach the hard disk to it and delete NVDAResman.kext from your System/Library/Extensions folder. This will allow you to reboot. You can then fix what you have to probably you did GFX strings wrong as the driver installer is well tested on 10.5.5. After you have fixed the strings then re-install NVDAResman.kext with kexthelper b7.
Okay, well, I entered single user mode and managed to delete NVDAResman.kext from there (I hope thsat was ok?). I did the gfx strings again, double-checking everything. Now, when I boot I get this: display: family specific matching fails display: family specific matching fails and some error about NVDANV50hal.kext
Edit: Is it possible that I need to edit the NVDAResman info.plist?
I installed iDeneb 10.5.5 on my system a few days ago, and am trying to get QE/CI support for my eVGA 9800 GTX+.
My other specs: XFX 750i SLI motherboard Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz (Q9550) 2x2gb DDR2 IDE DVD-RW SATA HDD
What I've done: - Installed iDeneb 10.5.5 with only - - 9.4 XNU kernel - - AppleNForceATA - - JMicronATA - - ACPI Fix - - Firewire remove - - X11 - Installed your NVidia drivers - Manually inserted EFI string from EFIStudio (also tried OSX86Tools and your method, but none gave QE/CI) - Upgraded Chameleon to v2 RC2 (for DSDT support) - Used DSDT Patcher GUI to generate a dsdt.aml (after this, I could use 2 cores instead of 1)
What do you think I should try? Thanks for the help.
*edit* System profiler info
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ EFI:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ EFI Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0613 Revision ID: 0x00a2 ROM Revision: 3172a Displays: SyncMaster: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported Display Connector: Status: No display connected
Hi like the previous two posters I am having problems with the QE/CI
I'm new and over the last 4 days probably installed OSX 10.5.6 about 11 times. To the point that I can get everything upto this stage within 15 minutes. Everything works great but no advanced rendering features.
I tried many different things and finally got your EFI string tutorial to work. My current build uses the EFI string I created from your tutorial on Page 1.
The results are as follows.
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT DDL:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT DDL Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x8 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0605 Revision ID: 0x00a2 ROM Revision: 3172a Displays: SyncMaster: Resolution: 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported QuartzGL: Supported Display Connector: Status: No display connected
I enabled quartz3d with OSx86 Tools, but not Quartz Extreme or Core Image.
So here's a list of what I have done in my current set up as it is now.
AMD 2x5600+, Nforce 4 mobo, EVGA 9800 GT
Installed iPC 10.5.6 Installed EFI String as you instructed (seem to be working SEE ABOVE) Installed Standard 10.5.6 drivers you posted at: Enabled Quartz3D in OSx86Tools
I tried the original 10.5.5 drivers from page 1 of this thread yesterday on a previous osx install with no luck. Should I try them again or stick with these 10.5.6 ones I downloaded from your other thread:
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated and hopefully will sort out the 3-5 people that posted recently with the same problem.
I really hoped to figure this out by myself but after 4 days I gave in, so sorry to be a nuisance
*****GOT IT WORKING*****
I spent a few more hours playing with plist strings and DTDS (wasn't sure about the last but wanted to be sure)
Anyway, got tired and figured I'd try an injector again. The first couple of installs of OSX I did I tried NVInject, Darwin etc, and none of those worked. The string seemed to produce the best results.
This last time, after seeing others with the same card were having similar problems, I went back through the other 34 page thread and noticed a few people mention ATY_Init by someone called Netkas which seems to be an ATI initializer.
Anyway I installed that to check it out. Booted with -j -v and saw that ATY-Init complained that my 605 card was already installed.
So I went back and removed my string from system preference folder and started up again. Next boot ATY_Init said it found my card with vram etc and sure enough, profiler shows QE/CI enabled.
It really does seem like currently these things are quite hit and miss. I did learn quite a lot though And it's great to have things working .
Hey Aquamac I finally got QE CI working but do not have all 1024MB only 512 any thoughts? I can choose up to 768 on the v.52 installer will try that today.
followed these 2 steps from olivergringgold: 0) DELETE ALL NVIDIA/GEFORCE KEXTS, AND REMOVE EFI STRINGS. 1) Install your 9000 series drivers, then use your repair permissions script. Clear the extensions cache with OSX86 tools. Reboot. 2) Use the NVinstaller v.52 installer, select 512mb, DO NOT select go/mobile. Clear extensions cache. Reboot.
Then I did this: 3) install DSDT Patcher GUI from the file you provided 4) install all the kext from folder 10.5.7 from the download you provided me earlier.
i can't download the repair permissions script, everytime i tried it always showing "forbidden" so can you upload the repair permissions script on another host? your help is really appreciated