So the drivers worked great, but if everyone has kept up on insanelymac, dual monitors are not supported. Some users used EFI strings with success, but the only 280 EFI strings in your guide are for snow leopard only. Will these work for leopard as well? I apologize for my ignorance, still trying to figure this whole deal out.
Yes, dual monitors work fine with strings, the computer I am writing this from is using dual monitors and a GeForce GTX 280 in Leopard! The strings are universal between Leo and Snow. When I put up that upload, the GTX 280 had no support in Leopard - that has now changed. One word of warning though to anyone using Snow Leo, GFX strings produces an incorrect string that sticks at the blue screen. The workaround is to make your string in Leopard.
The post on GFX strings has now had the bit about Snow Leopard only removed.
Better yet, there are also now modified eVGA 285 drivers that will work on a non-MacPro. How about this with injection method? GTX 2xx drivers from EVGA site
Clean injection method with the 10.5.2 gfx update & apple updated drivers worked best for me back when I had a 9800gtx, have yet to have a system that functions that well with a gt200b chip (260 55nm & now a 285 here).
I installed the drivers on a chameleon, 10.5.7 retail i7-based PC, and am now able to use my gtx285, however, Core Image says software, and quartz extreme shows as not supported. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x05e3 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: netkas.org Displays: iZ3D Back: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 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 followed precisely the instructions at your link for plist modification, then did the following (I more or less guessed which files, as I have no idea what constitutes an 'injector', much less NetKas' injector):
I then rebooted. Same thing: Core Image: Software, Quartz Extreme: Not Supported.
Is there other injects I should be removing, and did I remove them correctly? Also, the GFX strings instructions state that I must have EFI 8.0 OR Chameleon for it to work. My boot loader has a chameleon on it, so I assume I good there. Is there some way I can verify if the plist info is actually being used at startup?
Please excuse my ignorance, and thanks for any help.