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Title: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 03, 2011, 04:32:25 PM
So far I found one bug, msaa doesnt work, you need to disable it in any game you wanna try, otherwise display will freeze when game launches.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 03, 2011, 04:43:50 PM
itunes tries to initialize uvd and causes kernel panic


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 03, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
The iTunes crash was happening before your fix with a 6970 (with deleted gldriver.bundle). Also happens in latest snow leopard release.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 03, 2011, 04:55:58 PM
P.S very nice work. I tried 11C48 this morning and sighed when it made no noticeable difference. I'm glad you don't give up anywhere near as easily as I do (Guess it also helps that you actually know what you are doing lol).



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 03, 2011, 05:00:15 PM
P.S very nice work. I tried 11C48 this morning and sighed when it made no noticeable difference. I'm glad you don't give up anywhere near as easily as I do (Guess it also helps that you actually know what you are doing lol).



few hours with gdb  :D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: chickengas on September 03, 2011, 09:46:36 PM
This is good news.  Parden my ignorance, if I buy a 6970 now, do I still need to flash it?  Or can I just follow the instructions of copying the ATIRadeonX3000GL driver to its folder?

Also, how are people solving the 6pin+8pin connector issue?  I don't want to have to buy an external power supply for a video card.  My Mac Pro is already loaded with 5 hard drives and one superdrive.  If I get some kind of adapter, I'm afraid I ruin something.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Peloche on September 04, 2011, 07:35:31 AM
Hi Netkas,

Congrats, it works :o

Still have to boot twice at cold start to pass grey screen, message "unsupported card" still exists at boot, iTunes even with last version, crashes as before.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 04, 2011, 09:59:12 AM
As for source engine games, they use 2xmsaa by default, so need tyo edit videoconfig_mac.cfg file manualy (change two values there) before running a game.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Peloche on September 04, 2011, 11:41:36 AM
Is there another benchmark tool ?



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 05, 2011, 06:05:37 PM
Fixed iTunes with patch to x3000.kext disabling uvd engine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jeanlain on September 05, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
That looks good... New GPUs around the corner, meaning new Mac Pros and other ROMs to test.  :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 05, 2011, 08:32:01 PM
Fixed iTunes with patch to x3000.kext disabling uvd engine.

Care to share sir? And does that knacker all hardware accelerated video playback?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 05, 2011, 10:02:15 PM
I doubt uvd used for video, since only few mac (mostly macbooks) has been given ability to use hw video acceleration.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 05, 2011, 11:19:27 PM
Here is patched binary of kext.

http://rghost.ru/20594481

disables uvd on anything from 6xxx


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: afd_sg on September 06, 2011, 04:04:57 AM
Here is patched binary of kext.

http://rghost.ru/20594481

disables uvd on anything from 6xxx

I appreciate that this thread is about the 6970 however the patch above has solved most of the issues I had like iTunes causing a KP.

My 6950 is working very well now in 10.7.1 with the patches.

I am very grateful to you all - I appreciate your help Netkas and all who contribute so positively.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 06, 2011, 06:41:21 AM
Here is patched binary of kext.

http://rghost.ru/20594481

disables uvd on anything from 6xxx

Thanks very much netkas, much appreciated.

Updated packages including netkas' latest fix for iTunes..

Standard Package (Without ATY_Init)  = http://www.mediafire.com/?4wxtlw6ftuaua35

Native package (With ATY_Init) = http://www.mediafire.com/?9m966bmwe9ib9sw

Both will install Netkas' fix and the latest ATi drivers - the ONLY difference is the ATY_Init.kext.

On a hackintosh you can use either package provided you have compiled chameleon with 6970 support and use graphicsenabler, if you dont have support in chameleon for 6970 or do not use graphicsenabler then you need to use the native package, if you do have support in chameleon and do use graphicsenabler then use the standard package.

On a genuine Mac you need to follow Netkas' advice so use the Standard package and NOT the Native one.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Peloche on September 06, 2011, 08:07:30 AM
Here is patched binary of kext.

http://rghost.ru/20594481

disables uvd on anything from 6xxx

Works well Netkas, you aren't good, you're Very Good  :D

Thanks and congrats


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: chadsky on September 06, 2011, 12:06:09 PM
Уважаемый Неткас ! Правильно ли я понимаю, что на маке про 1,2 (в девичестве 1,1) картинку при загрузке мы все равно не увидим по причине его 32битного EFI вне зависимости от версии и названия карты ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 06, 2011, 01:08:52 PM
yep

I even can make ebc efi rom for it based on 5870's rom, but it will not bring boot screen anyway.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: killercheung on September 06, 2011, 11:04:40 PM
Thanks netkas
It works great on my gigabyte 6950 2GB with 6970 mod bios (and the itunes fix works too!!!)
Finally I can have a DX11 card on my hackintosh  8)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on September 07, 2011, 04:53:04 PM
Cindori goes Cindori Custom 2.0:


(http://piclair.com/data/4c5pt.jpg) (http://piclair.com/data/4c5pt.jpg)

(http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg) (http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg)

(http://piclair.com/data/ql4si.jpg) (http://piclair.com/data/ql4si.jpg)


Courtesy of netkas!

click on images to get larger view.

any1 up for some Battlefield 3??



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on September 07, 2011, 07:25:18 PM
every time I step out of town for a couple days there is some big breakthrough !!!

Guess I need to order a 6970 and get ready to join the fun on my return



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 07, 2011, 07:54:25 PM
Cindori goes Cindori Custom 2.0:

(http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg) (http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg)

Thats a very clean build you have there - I must tidy up my cabling one day!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 07, 2011, 07:59:37 PM
Just for info - I've not had a single grey or white screen freeze during boot on my hack as yet - is it possible this only affects macs?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 07, 2011, 08:01:47 PM
no affects pcs as well, but only on cold start.

and If I boot windows first then osx, works fine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 07, 2011, 09:55:13 PM
I'll try that tomorrow - I will cold boot straight into Lion but assuming it happens then it sounds like it could be a powerplay quirk (i.e gpu clockspeed screwing up with the drivers).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: afd_sg on September 08, 2011, 12:58:37 AM
Thanks again to Netkas et all.

I am using PowerColor 6950 with 2GB ram,  card is un-modded with the bios switch on the card set to position one. MB is an ASUS Sabertooth X58 with 12 GB of memory, and running osx 10.7.1 with Andy's Native package loaded without probs. I am not using GE as the version of Chameleon does not support the card and I have not been successful with modding ati.c.

I am not a gamer and the only issue I have is the cold start grey screen without mouse pointer and a reset fixes that,  and I would also confirm that if I boot into Windows 7, then restart in OSX Lion there is no prob.

As mentioned on the front page, sleep is a problem as it will sleep but it wakes up with a frozen screen requiring a hard reset, which is a pity. My former 5770 worked fine with sleep and wake and it was very reliable as it was unnecessary to power down the computer at all.

With the 6950 sleep/wake would be the icing on "the cake".


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: plans on September 08, 2011, 01:46:12 AM
I suppose it's safe to say there is very little chance 6970 will ever work on Snow Leopard?

Regardless, incredible work by netkas and crew. Nice job :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 08, 2011, 12:54:20 PM
Just to tell you why it's not gonna work in SnowLeopard

in order to get working framebuffer in SL we had to use Lion's X3000.kext.

now the problem, that X3000.kext isn't compatible with SL's X3000GLDriver.bundle.

and Lion's X3000GLDriver.bundle isn't compatible with SL's OpenGL.framework

so, no go, max I can get is this glview record

<Vendor>ATI Technologies Inc.</Vendor>
<Version>2.1 ATI-1.6.36</Version>
<GLSLVersion>1.20</GLSLVersion>
<Renderer>ATI Radeon CNIA Prototype OpenGL Engine</Renderer>
<Extensions>GL_ARB_transpose_matrix GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_blend GL_ARB_window_pos GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters GL_EXT_geometry_shader4 GL_EXT_transform_feedback GL_APPLE_client_storage GL_APPLE_specular_vector GL_APPLE_transform_hint GL_APPLE_packed_pixels GL_APPLE_fence GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object GL_APPLE_vertex_program_evaluators GL_APPLE_element_array GL_APPLE_flush_render GL_APPLE_aux_depth_stencil GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_NV_light_max_exponent GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap GL_ARB_imaging GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_multitexture GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_texture_env_combine GL_ARB_texture_compression GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_shadow GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_shadow_ambient GL_ARB_fragment_program GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_point_sprite GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod GL_ARB_color_buffer_float GL_ARB_half_float_vertex GL_ARB_texture_rg GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc GL_ARB_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array GL_EXT_draw_buffers2 GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample GL_EXT_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_stencil_wrap GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_secondary_color GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_stencil_two_side GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_bindable_uniform GL_EXT_texture_integer GL_EXT_gpu_shader4 GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB GL_EXT_provoking_vertex GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range GL_APPLE_ycbcr_422 GL_APPLE_rgb_422 GL_APPLE_vertex_array_range GL_APPLE_texture_range GL_APPLE_float_pixels GL_ATI_texture_float GL_ARB_texture_float GL_ARB_half_float_pixel GL_APPLE_pixel_buffer GL_APPLE_object_purgeable GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_fog_distance GL_NV_conditional_render GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once GL_ATI_blend_equation_separate GL_ATI_blend_weighted_minmax GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3 GL_ATI_separate_stencil GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp GL_SGIS_texture_lod GL_SGI_color_matrix GL_EXT_texture_array GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra GL_ARB_instanced_arrays GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float GL_EXT_packed_float GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent </Extensions>
<VRAM>2047</VRAM><Capabilities>

trying to init 3d context results in app crash.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 08, 2011, 01:20:34 PM
And about outputs on 6970

seems to be same as 6870's, except:
1) second DVI works for dvi displays (vga isnt supported on that port by design)
2) hdmi display doesnt work on dvi ports with dvi->hdmi adapter.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on September 08, 2011, 10:15:05 PM
Really glad to see its working for most people, but I'm having an issue myself...

I'm on a P8P67 Pro. I installed Lion using Andy's Guide + Packages. I have Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r1062 Andy Boot 5.0 installed to the system drive.

After that, I installed the latest "Standard" package from this thread, and rebooted. Unfortunately I can't boot now. If I don't set -v, it gets stuck on a blank grey screen after the Apple logo + spinner disappear. If I set -v, then after going through the entire boot process, when the OSstarts the screen is corrupt (attached image). From this point on nothing happens.

(http://i.imgur.com/ec5JF.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ec5JF)

I've tried setting GraphicsEnabler to Yes and No from the boot flags in chameleon. I can boot with -x, and I can also boot if I delete the X3000 kext, obviously without acceleration though.

This is on a system with two 6950's in Crossfire, but I've tried removing the second card and having only a single card in, the same corruption is present with -v on. I've also tried the top and bottom DVI ports on the single 6950, both have the same issue.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 08, 2011, 10:26:28 PM
this is called disco-screen and it means you fucked up the framebuffer (atisupport+atiframebuffer+atixxxxcontroller kexts)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on September 08, 2011, 10:58:42 PM
Hey netkas, thanks for your reply and your hard work on getting 6970 working...

About the framebuffer being messed up, sorry for the noob question, but how would I go about repairing it? Is it something I simply need to set in my boot.plist? Not meaning to ask for a full tutorial, even a point in the right direction would be appreciated :)

I just tried deleting ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle as suggested here: http://netkas.org/?p=807 but still no luck, still disco-screen. hmm

So close yet so far!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: plans on September 09, 2011, 12:36:37 AM
With all the recent bug fixes (itunes, msaa, etc..) what kind of benchmarks / performance are we seeing from this card in games and pro apps?

I'm going to get a new Lion partition setup and start testing / posting. But if it's unstable I'll wait.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Adam1203 on September 09, 2011, 01:52:53 AM
Really glad to see its working for most people, but I'm having an issue myself...

I'm on a P8P67 Pro. I installed Lion using Andy's Guide + Packages. I have Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r1062 Andy Boot 5.0 installed to the system drive.

After that, I installed the latest "Standard" package from this thread, and rebooted. Unfortunately I can't boot now. If I don't set -v, it gets stuck on a blank grey screen after the Apple logo + spinner disappear. If I set -v, then after going through the entire boot process, when the OSstarts the screen is corrupt (attached image). From this point on nothing happens.

(http://i.imgur.com/ec5JF.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ec5JF)

I've tried setting GraphicsEnabler to Yes and No from the boot flags in chameleon. I can boot with -x, and I can also boot if I delete the X3000 kext, obviously without acceleration though.

This is on a system with two 6950's in Crossfire, but I've tried removing the second card and having only a single card in, the same corruption is present with -v on. I've also tried the top and bottom DVI ports on the single 6950, both have the same issue.

I had the EXACT same problem with the 6950s. I fixed it by flashing them to 6970. The driver for some reason doesn't like the 6950 bios.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on September 09, 2011, 02:28:20 AM
Hmmm, interesting.

I've unlocked the shaders to be the same amount of shaders as 6970, but I opted not to flash the 6970 bios because I didn't want my clock speeds / power requirements to be any higher than they are...

Interesting though, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Edit: I can confirm that was the issue. For anyone with a 6950 getting the issue I posted about above, flashing it to a full 6970 bios (rather than just unlocked shaders) fixed it.

Thanks so much for posting that tip.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DN38416 on September 09, 2011, 06:23:24 AM
Hmmm, interesting.

I've unlocked the shaders to be the same amount of shaders as 6970, but I opted not to flash the 6970 bios because I didn't want my clock speeds / power requirements to be any higher than they are...

Interesting though, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Edit: I can confirm that was the issue. For anyone with a 6950 getting the issue I posted about above, flashing it to a full 6970 bios (rather than just unlocked shaders) fixed it.

Thanks so much for posting that tip.

I have a 6950 with just the shaders unlocked but I don't get this issue. It is connected via HDMI from card to DVI in monitor.
EDIT: I have the Gigabyte 2GB version if that makes any difference.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on September 09, 2011, 01:13:12 PM

I have a 6950 with just the shaders unlocked but I don't get this issue. It is connected via HDMI from card to DVI in monitor.
EDIT: I have the Gigabyte 2GB version if that makes any difference.

Strange. I have a 2GB XFX 6950 (well, two of them in Crossfire). Connected via DVI from card to DVI in monitor. There shouldn't be a difference between XFX and Gigabyte as they are both reference cards...but for whatever reason flashing to a "full" 6970, rather than just the unlocked shaders, made it work instantly without any other changes.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Adam1203 on September 09, 2011, 03:46:53 PM

I have a 6950 with just the shaders unlocked but I don't get this issue. It is connected via HDMI from card to DVI in monitor.
EDIT: I have the Gigabyte 2GB version if that makes any difference.

Strange. I have a 2GB XFX 6950 (well, two of them in Crossfire). Connected via DVI from card to DVI in monitor. There shouldn't be a difference between XFX and Gigabyte as they are both reference cards...but for whatever reason flashing to a "full" 6970, rather than just the unlocked shaders, made it work instantly without any other changes.

I think the problem is when you use the 6950 BIOS with DVI. If you notice, the above poster used HDMI.

I don't think the shader unlock has anything to do with it, because I tried it on the ROM BIOS as well, no juice.

I would use the HDMI, but my 360 is using the HDMI on my monitor.... so 6970 it is.

I hope Netkas the genius can find a fix for the UVD. It would be awesome to use Facetime, photobooth, cover flow, etc.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: killercheung on September 09, 2011, 06:37:28 PM
[I think the problem is when you use the 6950 BIOS with DVI. If you notice, the above poster used HDMI.

I don't think the shader unlock has anything to do with it, because I tried it on the ROM BIOS as well, no juice.

I would use the HDMI, but my 360 is using the HDMI on my monitor.... so 6970 it is.

I hope Netkas the genius can find a fix for the UVD. It would be awesome to use Facetime, photobooth, cover flow, etc.

I'm using the asus6950full.bin bios search from the internet, and I'm using DVI, but I don't have any problem except sometimes suck in the grey boot screen (which netkas already said it's normal).   My card is gigabyte card too, but I agree that if it's a reference card, there should be no difference.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 09, 2011, 06:41:22 PM
few theories why we have problems with 69x0

first, UVD, it's a c++ class missing function problem, there is some instance function called for device to init some uvd functions, and it's just missing for 6970, nothing you can do here except patch to skip it. (analogy in obj-c, you have a class of some protocol, but not implemented a function of that protocol and trying to call it).

now gldriver, two functions changed in 69x0 comparing to 68x0 (and rest of evergreen and NI line): shader compiler and AA modes

first was fixed by my patch changing card family to proper one, second seems to be not implemented yet for 69x0


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on September 09, 2011, 09:13:04 PM
Hmmm yeah, parts of Coda (web dev. app) are still causing the screen to lock up. I guess because of something with gldriver? Still not quite working yet.

Almost there though, hopefully the great progress continues.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: pol982002 on September 10, 2011, 12:53:15 AM
Netkas im starting testing 6970

my mac pro 5.1 mod

first power cable in graphic card 6pin = 2 x pci e power cable Bridget to one 6 pin cable ( each on mainbord gives 75w so 2 of them 150w +- 20% )

second power cable 8 pins = power from hdd tray = 2 x sata power cable multiply = 4 sata power 2 of them for my ssd hdd and 2 of them to sata amolex > 2 amolex to 8 pins (150W +-20%)

I have tons of cable in dvd bay but is working
 
Anybody have other solution but to avoid extra power suppl.

i will try some differences version of bios file + efi





Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 10, 2011, 09:29:02 AM
Testing a Saphire HD6950 but find myself in a bit of a unique issue. When my 3,1 Mac Pro gets stuck on the grey screen, of course, as per Netkas, the solution is to reset the machine, or in the case of an authentic Mac Pro, initially boot to Windows then restart into OSX. My dilemma is that I have an Apple Raid Card which does not play nice with Bootcamp. I tried to get creative to see if a Linux (Knoppix in this case) Live DVD would solve my issue. It loads fine but doesn't seem to cut it in terms of getting OSX to load on restart. It is worth mentioning I have tried this with just the flashed BIOS since I cannot see the boot screen to load Knoppix with the stock Bios. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: chesbiscuit on September 10, 2011, 05:02:54 PM
Having some trouble with new MSI 6950 OC

Used the standard installer, and machine boots nicely. Crashes with MPAA as you might expect.

My difficulty is that sleep is non-functional. I can manually enter sleep (though auto-sleep doesn't work), but the machine doesn't fully come out of it. Upon wake via mouse / keyboard / pwr button, I can see the desktop and move the mouse, but nothing can be clicked and no blinking cursors blink any more. Essentially it's a static image of my desktop except for a moving mouse.

I've tried putting my old 9800gt back in the machine with the same setup and sleep works fine - strongly suggesting it's something to do with the 6950.

Any suggestions / help appreciated.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on September 11, 2011, 12:12:24 PM
found a bug from the driver while i'm using photoshop.
Using hardware acceleration with mode normal or higher will give out 'xoxoxoxo' pattern screen. check the screenshot below.
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k629/dadrowingstar/ScreenShot2011-09-11at190832.png)
But here the magic comes, if you're trying to disable it or turn it into basic mode, it becomes normal again:
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k629/dadrowingstar/ScreenShot2011-09-11at190918.png)
How strange is it! lol

edit: i'm using HIS 6950 2GB w/o unlock shaders.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 11, 2011, 04:17:53 PM
Testing a Saphire HD6950 but find myself in a bit of a unique issue. When my 3,1 Mac Pro gets stuck on the grey screen, of course, as per Netkas, the solution is to reset the machine, or in the case of an authentic Mac Pro, initially boot to Windows then restart into OSX. My dilemma is that I have an Apple Raid Card which does not play nice with Bootcamp. I tried to get creative to see if a Linux (Knoppix in this case) Live DVD would solve my issue. It loads fine but doesn't seem to cut it in terms of getting OSX to load on restart. It is worth mentioning I have tried this with just the flashed BIOS since I cannot see the boot screen to load Knoppix with the stock Bios. Any suggestions?

Have had some success. Turns out that loading Windows (on a Mac Pro) before rebooting into OSX isn't, in itself, enough. It has to be Windows WITH the supplied driver disk installed. Perhaps someone here more knowledgable knows why but as it stands, that is the case. I am guessing the drivers initial something in the card which is why you must restart and not shut down. Now, in my instance, I have an Apple RAID card which is NOT compatible with Boot Camp. I am going to attempt to install Windows onto an eSata drive using different bootloader (probably rEFIt) to see if I can get it working. Will let, ya'all know how it turns out.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MacTech84 on September 12, 2011, 06:51:43 PM
Has anyone attempted the latest update? 11c55 just came out, going to try it later but wanted to know if anyone has had some success...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 12, 2011, 07:40:02 PM
c55 and c48 has same ati driver version...

there is no hopes until 10.7.3 really


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 12, 2011, 08:05:46 PM
I tried c55 this morning and although the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle patch allowed me to boot I couldn't stop iTunes from causing a kernel panic even when using the patched ATIRadeonX3000.kext.

Not sure why that would happen if they are the same driver versions - perhaps I have just screwed up permissions somewhere along the line :(

P.S This reminds me - Lion insists on opening whichever apps were open at the time of the kernel panic after a reboot (including the app that caused the KP in the first place) and in the case of iTunes it simply causes another KP and another reboot. How do you stop this annoying KP - reboot cycle so that you can at least get a chance to fix the problem?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MacTech84 on September 13, 2011, 02:19:48 AM
c55 and c48 has same ati driver version...

there is no hopes until 10.7.3 really

That's what I am hoping for as well...

I tried c55 this morning and although the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle patch allowed me to boot I couldn't stop iTunes from causing a kernel panic even when using the patched ATIRadeonX3000.kext.

Not sure why that would happen if they are the same driver versions - perhaps I have just screwed up permissions somewhere along the line :(

P.S This reminds me - Lion insists on opening whichever apps were open at the time of the kernel panic after a reboot (including the app that caused the KP in the first place) and in the case of iTunes it simply causes another KP and another reboot. How do you stop this annoying KP - reboot cycle so that you can at least get a chance to fix the problem?

For my system I ended up ripping apart the native installer package, unarchived the archive.pax, and used a next installer on my system.  For some reason it just didn't work for me but now it does.  iTunes = forcequit on launch, and with my method above, iTunes works very well with the patched files.  Two things I find interesting with 11c55, is that the system as a whole is a lot smoother but be sure to turn off GraphicsEnabler=Yes.  I reinstalled somethings including my bootloader and for some reason with GraphicsEnabler=Yes on this build it KP's during boot.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 14, 2011, 06:30:19 AM
Not sure why that would happen if they are the same driver versions - perhaps I have just screwed up permissions somewhere along the line :(

Working now, looks like my permissions were a little screwed.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 14, 2011, 04:56:08 PM
After some 30-40 hours of tests, I can't find a workaround for the Apple Raid Card (i.e. booting Win on a Mac Pro w/o bootcamp). Apple just makes no drivers for that card. I have tried other means of booting Windows from the Mac Pro USB/eSATA/DVD each with varying degrees of success/failure. I won't go into detail unless someone just wants me to but the long and short of it is, your gonna have to ditch the Apple RAID Card if you got one. I just finished ripping mine out mirthful hate-filled glee. Sorry I couldn't find a solution.  :-[


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 15, 2011, 05:52:48 AM
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k629/dadrowingstar/ScreenShot2011-09-11at190832.png)

Same sh*t on PowerColor HD 6970 =/


Title: Finally joined the 6950/70 fun !!!
Post by: Rominator on September 17, 2011, 06:52:01 AM
And here are my notes:

1. Buying a used card on Ebay STINKS !!! And I mean it really stank the second I opened the box. The owner had obviously spent last 6 months exhaling all of his smoke through his computer.
2. Card is an HIS 6950, of reference design. I tried to find a new one, but nobody carries anymore...so used it was.
3. Was able to use "Rom Creator" to read PC BIOS in and combine with Netkas 2nd 6950 EFI ROM. Was NOT able to flash with Zeus.
4. Flashed in DOS...and discovered something WAY COOL about buying used card. In the "locked" rom, was the original 6950 ROM...in the 2nd position is a 6970 rom for the card modded with 6950 id. I had already made ROM with "pro" 50 version, so first tests with that. I will tomorrow make one with "XT" version and see what happens.
5. Flash went fine. Boot screen on lower DVI port as promised. But as others have noted, it only will complete boot if you have just closed Windows. I have not figured out how to "reset" Mac Pro, so Windows boot it is. As someone else posted, it seems that Windows boot needed to have had drivers loaded for 6950 or it still won't complete boot into Lion.
6. Booted into Lion no problem after Windows 7.
7. Just like 6870, boot screens are Single Link....on 30" that means 1280x800. Looks like it is drawn with crayons. Once driver finishes loading it switches to grey Apple screen in proper res, then desktop. If you haven't done the Windows trick, it halts right after correcting resolution into Dual Link.
8. Did I mention how gross it is smelling someone else's cigarette smoke being blown in your face by a GPU fan? Oh....sorry.
9.Card's OpenGl scores seem in GTX275/GTX460 range.
10. Card booted on EFI32 Mac Pro just fine first time. This was just with Netkas' fixed drivers....no EFI deal. I had a 7300GT in as well. But once I rebooted, even the 2006 Mac Pro had the "lock on grey  screen" thing. Once Netkas finds fix for grey lock....this will become the new "Must Have" ATI card.
11. Everyone THINKS they want biggest baddest card, but I predict that many will opt for 6950. Similar speed, and easily connected to existing power cables in Mac Pro.

I am about to sit down and watch some of the new Star Wars BluRays (no, not on my iPad) so more fiddling will have to wait for tomorrow or Sunday. I will test monitor combos, etc then.

Fun to see Netkas' months of fiddling around with 6970 finally coming to fruition. A "Thank You" to the King of Mac ATI roms.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MacTech84 on September 17, 2011, 07:10:21 AM
Rominator I feel your pain....  I work on computers and when I see the ones come in with smoke damage, and I mean so bad the goo build up on the fans is sticky, I want to throw up on the computer to make it better.  Luckily we can declare those biohazards! But trust me, I feel your pain...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 17, 2011, 07:15:36 AM
7. Just like 6870, boot screens are Single Link....on 30" that means 1280x800.

After few restarts you get the correct resolution of boot screen.


Title: Re: Finally joined the 6950/70 fun !!!
Post by: andystubbs on September 17, 2011, 07:54:11 AM
8. Did I mention how gross it is smelling someone else's cigarette smoke being blown in your face by a GPU fan? Oh....sorry.

Give it a spray clean with a can of contact cleaner.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DuBzilla.the.Hun on September 21, 2011, 08:46:07 PM
just wanted to report success with crossfired, unlocked 6950s, using the pkg installer

mac os only shows one, but I can still use both in windows.

brand is Diamond, board is reference design.

comp is mac pro 2,1 with 10.7.1


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on September 23, 2011, 01:53:32 AM
Installed a 6950 in a MacPro4,1.  Working as advertised - have to boot into Win7 and then warm boot to Mac OS X.  Games that don't use MSAA, or use only MSAA 1x (effectively disabled) work great.  Steam apps don't even launch from the library.

Netkas - you allude to changing values in the videoconfig_mac.cfg files:  I assume it's the ScreenMSAA and ScreenMSAAQuality values.  I've tried multiple value combinations and TF2 still crashes every time.  Did you find a combo that works?

FYI, I tried:

0,0
0,1
1,0
1,1


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 23, 2011, 07:57:38 AM
cant tell now what's the keys, pc is far away. values should be 1,1

anyone tried 11c62 ? ati drivers was slightly updated there again


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 23, 2011, 09:01:19 AM
Started the install this morning but had to leave for work before it completed so wont be able to comment till this evening :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on September 23, 2011, 09:07:35 AM
Downloading now.

Will report tomorrow.

If it doesn't work OOTB, gonna be tough to figure out what you did with the last one.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 23, 2011, 10:10:03 AM
Oh, if it working, good news for us :)
Booting to Windows is evil :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on September 23, 2011, 03:46:57 PM
I just removed my ATY_Init.kext, and everything still works fine. Only difference is no NETKAS.ORG identifier as Rom revision.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 23, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
Not had a chance to play yet due to the idiots at 1and1 deciding to reimage my server without warning me first - nice, now I have to restore the whole damned thing!  >:(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on September 24, 2011, 07:53:04 AM
not working for me on first reboot out of windows

will try Netkas driver patch but since that is bulk of drivers not expecting much


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: tangles on September 25, 2011, 10:49:39 AM

(http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg) (http://piclair.com/data/z32xw.jpg)

Thats a very clean build you have there - I must tidy up my cabling one day!

Yeh, not bad, but paint those Notua fans Cindori!  She looks like you're dressing her with some old Grandma/Nana-arse underpants, due to that beige colour we're seeing... :o

Like so:

(http://i53.tinypic.com/1ypmc8.jpg)

Yes, this is a G5 case...  ;D

(http://i54.tinypic.com/atp1ec.jpg)

Specs are:

Xeon QC @ 3.06GHz
12GB DDR3 @1600MHz
X58 UD7
4 x 60GD OCZ Vertex2
2 x 1TB 7200rpm
2 x GTX480s
ThermalTake 1500W
10.7.1 & Win7
CakeWalk'd (with additional Hex strings for dual GPUs and Built-in en0 for AppStore.app workaround)

Just have to wire in the G5's front bezel and she's rock'n...

And yes, I have BF3 on order!  ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 26, 2011, 06:26:03 AM
Caution to Final Cut Pro X users, the most recent update to Final Cut Pro X (version 10.0.1), will not load with the 6950/6970. In the updated features list, it mentioned something about GPU-accelerated export. I am wondering if that has something to do with it. Well, no matter, I kept the Apple-approved graphics card just for these contingencies but it is still something to be careful of. If you have Final Cut, stick with 10.0.0 for now.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: chickengas on September 26, 2011, 08:13:07 PM
Yikes...thanks for the warning!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: xi1inx on September 26, 2011, 11:59:37 PM
Powercolor HD6950 reference design flash to 6970 on a Hacktosh

Apple Cinema Diaplay HD 23" connected to first dviport of the card. The card does the same thing when plugued to a display port with a dp to dvi active adaptor
 
Switch 1 (SW1)= HD6950 Bios
Switch 2 (Sw2)= HD6970 Bios

SW1 + ati_init + netkas modded kext = grey screen
Sw2 + ati_init + netkas modded kext = same thing
Sw1 + last chameleon +graphic enable yes + netkas modded kext = again
Sw2 + last chameleon +graphic enable yes + netkas modded kext = grrr

ID of my card is 6719

Just one word to say: Siiiigh!  :P

*Hackintosh: Ati HD6950 2GB, Xeon x3440 2.66ghz, 12GB ram 1333mhz Corsair, Gigabyte P55M-UD2, OCZ Vertez II 90GB SSD, 500GB Seagate HD, 150GB WD raptor hd, original PowerMac G5 case and 600w power supply modded to ATX standard pinouts. This setup work very well under Win7 for now but not under OS X since I updated the GTX275 to a HD6950 in may.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on September 27, 2011, 01:07:52 AM
hey, did you get the memo that basically every start has to be a restart from Windows 7?

I have found you can also restart from working 6950/70 but a FRESH start must always be from Windows.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 27, 2011, 06:41:55 AM
hey, did you get the memo that basically every start has to be a restart from Windows 7?

I have found you can also restart from working 6950/70 but a FRESH start must always be from Windows.

I can cold start without going into windows by waiting till the 'grey screen of nothingness' and then just pressing the reset button, 2nd boot will work fine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 27, 2011, 04:26:15 PM
hey, did you get the memo that basically every start has to be a restart from Windows 7?

I have found you can also restart from working 6950/70 but a FRESH start must always be from Windows.

I can cold start without going into windows by waiting till the 'grey screen of nothingness' and then just pressing the reset button, 2nd boot will work fine.

Only works so long as you have a restart button. Us Mac Pro users, well....


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Tervicz on September 27, 2011, 07:29:16 PM
Caution to Final Cut Pro X users, the most recent update to Final Cut Pro X (version 10.0.1), will not load with the 6950/6970. In the updated features list, it mentioned something about GPU-accelerated export. I am wondering if that has something to do with it. Well, no matter, I kept the Apple-approved graphics card just for these contingencies but it is still something to be careful of. If you have Final Cut, stick with 10.0.0 for now.

I have Final Cut 10.0.1 working again. It seems that it is the "updating" of the events bin that was causing the crash. I reinstalled my old graphics card, ran the events bin update then swapped my 6950 card back in, no issues.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on September 27, 2011, 08:10:09 PM
hey, did you get the memo that basically every start has to be a restart from Windows 7?

I have found you can also restart from working 6950/70 but a FRESH start must always be from Windows.

It would be useful if this was documented somewhere... such as every single page of this thread.

Sorry, couldn't help it; had to pile on because it's ridiculous that people aren't reading this whole thing before futzing around with a $300 video card in an incredibly non-supported way.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 27, 2011, 08:11:04 PM
You'll get used to it ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: xi1inx on September 27, 2011, 10:45:21 PM
Quote
It would be useful if this was documented somewhere... such as every single page of this thread.

Sorry, couldn't help it; had to pile on because it's ridiculous that people aren't reading this whole thing before futzing around with a $300 video card in an incredibly non-supported way.

Netkas have never say on is blog that the HD6970 is 100% supported by now. Just to read some lines to understand this. So, I've decided to buy a HD6950 just to play big games under W7 and to try something that could be usefull under OSX. So for now, I run my flashed iMac early 2006 to have OS X and i'm happy with this.  ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: xi1inx on September 27, 2011, 10:51:30 PM
About Aty_init and last chameleon with hd6950 flashed to hd6970 with id 6719. When I boot with either methode in verbose mode, I got Aty_init message before to have grey screen. The message says Aty_init detect card id 6719, read memory from legacy space and then say quit. No message to say for which reason it quit. It is normal?  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: dorffy on September 28, 2011, 10:49:41 AM
I have a bugreport. It seems like a frameskip every 3 seconds, which is on the whole system. This makes it impossible to watch a movie f.ex. Any solution to this?

Asus p8z68 deluxe
xfx 6950 2gb dual fan


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 28, 2011, 12:50:01 PM
I've not seen this problem on my system


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on September 28, 2011, 10:11:58 PM
I don't actually enjoy being Debbie Downer but I would STRONGLY advise that 6950/70 use in OSX is really at a "Hobbyist" level right now.

It is not anywhere near "Oh, let's sit down and work on some graphics in Photoshop" or "time to catch up on Netflix"

There are significant issues and in real Mac Pros the need to pre-boot into Windows is pretty much a deal breaker for most.

If you want a fun, nifty card go to Newegg and order a 6870. Any chimpanzee can install and use these with ease in OSX. They are solid and stable.

Netkas is going to have limited ability to help out for a few weeks so even if an OS update has driver changes, he isn't going to be posting a 6950/70 fix right after.

The 69xx thing is still a "Hey, isn't it neat that Netkas found a way to make this work...now I'll put my regular card back in and get some work done" kind of thing. Do not expect to have it better than that for a few more weeks or months perhaps.

And DO NOT race out and buy a 69xx card and expect people from here to be able to solve every issue. I doubt that there are 20 people on the entire planet (outside of Apple & AMD) running these in OSX. So the base of people and equipment to draw conclusions from is TINY. Be patient, it will become a reality, just not right now. If you want to join the tinkerers and hobbyists, feel free. Just don't expect 5770/5870/6870 level of stability.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 28, 2011, 10:21:08 PM
I don't actually enjoy being Debbie Downer but I would STRONGLY advise that 6950/70 use in OSX is really at a "Hobbyist" level right now.

It is not anywhere near "Oh, let's sit down and work on some graphics in Photoshop" or "time to catch up on Netflix"

There are significant issues and in real Mac Pros the need to pre-boot into Windows is pretty much a deal breaker for most.

If you want a fun, nifty card go to Newegg and order a 6870. Any chimpanzee can install and use these with ease in OSX. They are solid and stable.

Netkas is going to have limited ability to help out for a few weeks so even if an OS update has driver changes, he isn't going to be posting a 6950/70 fix right after.

The 69xx thing is still a "Hey, isn't it neat that Netkas found a way to make this work...now I'll put my regular card back in and get some work done" kind of thing. Do not expect to have it better than that for a few more weeks or months perhaps.

And DO NOT race out and buy a 69xx card and expect people from here to be able to solve every issue. I doubt that there are 20 people on the entire planet (outside of Apple & AMD) running these in OSX. So the base of people and equipment to draw conclusions from is TINY. Be patient, it will become a reality, just not right now. If you want to join the tinkerers and hobbyists, feel free. Just don't expect 5770/5870/6870 level of stability.

sound advice but I fear you may have over estimated the average chimpanzee lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nameless One on September 29, 2011, 01:57:39 AM
sound advice but I fear you may have over estimated the average chimpanzee lol

With some of what I have read here and elsewhere, my money is on the chimpanzees. ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: raever on September 29, 2011, 11:05:06 AM
I don't actually enjoy being Debbie Downer but I would STRONGLY advise that 6950/70 use in OSX is really at a "Hobbyist" level right now.

It is not anywhere near "Oh, let's sit down and work on some graphics in Photoshop" or "time to catch up on Netflix"

There are significant issues and in real Mac Pros the need to pre-boot into Windows is pretty much a deal breaker for most.

If you want a fun, nifty card go to Newegg and order a 6870. Any chimpanzee can install and use these with ease in OSX. They are solid and stable.

Netkas is going to have limited ability to help out for a few weeks so even if an OS update has driver changes, he isn't going to be posting a 6950/70 fix right after.

The 69xx thing is still a "Hey, isn't it neat that Netkas found a way to make this work...now I'll put my regular card back in and get some work done" kind of thing. Do not expect to have it better than that for a few more weeks or months perhaps.

And DO NOT race out and buy a 69xx card and expect people from here to be able to solve every issue. I doubt that there are 20 people on the entire planet (outside of Apple & AMD) running these in OSX. So the base of people and equipment to draw conclusions from is TINY. Be patient, it will become a reality, just not right now. If you want to join the tinkerers and hobbyists, feel free. Just don't expect 5770/5870/6870 level of stability.

Oh great, you say this now AFTER I drop $$ on a 6950. ::)

Just kidding dude  ;)

Well written post - like you say - it's just a matter of time.

Hurry up, time!   ;D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: raever on September 29, 2011, 11:28:29 AM
My report:

4,1 2.26 Octacore
Sapphire 2GB 6950 Dirt 3 edition. 6970 flashing and RBE shader unlock unsuccessful.
EFI patched with ROMcreater and flashed with ATIflash.
+andystubbs Standard package.

Must cold boot into Windows like everyone else (hold down alt key on chime sound, hit right arrow once, hit enter, viola - blind boot!).

crashes on:
-iTunes coverflow
-iTunes classic visualizer. Standard visualiser works fine

Issues-
- Photoshop GPU acceleration corruption also confirmed.
- no sound output devices on first reboot into OS X. Sound devices return when rebooted again (3rd reboot in total).
- Display only on SL DVI (no output on DL DVI or DP; unable to test with HDMI).

Have not dare tried running any Steam apps. (That's what bootcamp is for!  :D )


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on September 29, 2011, 04:48:09 PM
any1 up for some BF3? add Cindori ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: chickengas on September 30, 2011, 12:53:53 AM
Thats bad news.  Especially since Newegg is having a special for the next 72 hours on the 6950.  After instant and mail in rebates, the XFX 6950 is $190.  I wanted it SOOOO bad, but it's 6870 for me :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: raever on September 30, 2011, 01:29:36 AM
Thats bad news.  Especially since Newegg is having a special for the next 72 hours on the 6950.  After instant and mail in rebates, the XFX 6950 is $190.  I wanted it SOOOO bad, but it's 6870 for me :(

If your current card doesn't need PCIe additional power, you could potentially run the 6950 alongside it, and just change monitor cables.

e.g. if you have a GT120 or 2600XT, plug the monitor to that when in OS X, then when in Bootcamp, connect your screen to the 6950.  8)

However I'm not certain whether the triggers for the documented bugs are just having a Cayman card installed, or that the Cayman needs to be driving the currently connected screen. Anyone know the answer to that?  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: undeadlegion on October 18, 2011, 11:10:03 AM
For anyone that it is of interest to, Starcraft II works if you turn the shaders down to high. From the description, one of True HDR, translucent shadows, parallax mapping and volumetric materials causes the xoxo patterns.

I have a 6950 flashed to 6970 on 10.7.2 FYI

P.S This reminds me - Lion insists on opening whichever apps were open at the time of the kernel panic after a reboot (including the app that caused the KP in the first place) and in the case of iTunes it simply causes another KP and another reboot. How do you stop this annoying KP - reboot cycle so that you can at least get a chance to fix the problem?

Also for reference, anyone having this problem can solve it by going to ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.loginwindow.*.pist and locking the file from the info window (command-i)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Htan86 on October 23, 2011, 02:09:13 AM
After doing it the hard way (reinstalling - 100+x) finally all works
iTunes, iCloud, AppStore - no QE/Ce yetstill have problem with xoxoxo on image open opened on CS5 (But SHAKING THE IMAGE A BIT SEEMS SOLVED THE PROBLEM) happy with that until Netkas do his MAGIC again :)

Netkas and Andy
THANK YOU .... THANK YOU .... THANK YOU ....




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: asurin on October 23, 2011, 05:00:35 AM
I have attached a dump of the device Properties of my 6790 (win 7 x68 sp0).
It is a HIS 6970 2GB (part no: H697F2GM) hdmi, 2x dvi, 2x mini display port.
Pretty sure this is a reference card, has the stock cooler.

hope this is usefull.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sfjuocekr on October 24, 2011, 06:38:01 AM
Ive overestimated my chimpness. so here I am :)

My hardware is as follows:

ASUS P8H67-M EVO B3
8GB RAM
Random 500GB SATA drive
ASUS HD6950 flashed to HD6970, this is the fat 2GB model with four DisplayPorts, one SL-DVI and one DL-DVI.

I've got my card "working", using a DVI>HDMI adapter on the SL-DVI port but there seems to be a "primairy" screen attached to the left. Now how do I disable this primairy screen?

If I remember correctly from the past I'm able to change a few entries in ATY_init's plist file to change port settings, at least this is what I did a few years back on my 7900GT to get both DVI ports to work with a DVI>HDMI adapter.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mootjeuh on October 25, 2011, 11:28:09 PM
Hi, after long hours of hassling I finally managed to get the drivers to work, but only one problem: only 3mb of RAM is detected for my 6950. And I can't change my resolution, but it still does say Radeon 6900 series in system information.
I'll try to find a solution but some insight would also be appreciated


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: undeadlegion on October 27, 2011, 01:48:37 AM
My difficulty is that sleep is non-functional. I can manually enter sleep (though auto-sleep doesn't work), but the machine doesn't fully come out of it. Upon wake via mouse / keyboard / pwr button, I can see the desktop and move the mouse, but nothing can be clicked and no blinking cursors blink any more. Essentially it's a static image of my desktop except for a moving mouse.

I've tried putting my old 9800gt back in the machine with the same setup and sleep works fine - strongly suggesting it's something to do with the 6950.

Does anyone have sleep working with a 6950? Wondering if it's a widespread issue, or just my setup.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on October 27, 2011, 07:38:19 PM
add Cindori on battlefield 3 ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on October 29, 2011, 05:12:58 PM
anyone tried 6970 with these drivers ? http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1469


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on October 31, 2011, 05:42:06 AM
anyone tried 6970 with these drivers ? http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1469
I'll try today.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on October 31, 2011, 11:28:17 AM
6950 got stuck at grey apple as usual
Using gt120 for display machine booted but as soon as I plugged a display into 6950 it froze up


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Joehax on November 01, 2011, 12:52:22 AM
6950 got stuck at grey apple as usual
Using gt120 for display machine booted but as soon as I plugged a display into 6950 it froze up


Is that with the latest Apple driver?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on November 01, 2011, 01:23:32 AM
with the one netkas linked


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mootjeuh on November 01, 2011, 12:13:47 PM
So I've got my 6950 working, but now it thinks there are two displays connected: my actual screen and some "VGA display". I currently have them in mirrored mode but I was wondering if there's a way to fix this?
And also, when I try to open up Chess my screen freezes and I have to restart.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Lean_83 on November 03, 2011, 04:53:03 AM
Any one knows if XCode 4 IDE and IOS Simulator its working?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 03, 2011, 10:24:04 AM
Any one knows if XCode 4 IDE and IOS Simulator its working?

working fine for me (6950 Lion 0.0)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: machacks on November 03, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
Im running GA-P67-UD7-B3.  I just got my ASUS 6970 back from RMA.  Which is Brand New!!!!  I was using Nvidia Quadro 4000 for Mac temporarily in Hackintosh.  I finally fix my Mac Pro and put Nvidia back in it.  To make long story short, i was having issues posting when i tried netkas drivers.  I wasn't sure if it was cpu or VGA.   I replace return old cpu for i7-2700k & RMA 6970, 

I just got system up and running and i use Tony Mac's UniBeast to make USB stick,  I meant to boot to windows and i had USB connected and forgot to hit f12.  So it loaded and booted installer with out drivers from Netkas, which i was surprise to see happen..  After install USB, Im not able to load OSX, just get grey screen with spinning wheel.

I've been out loop for 6 weeks and little confuse on what i need to do.   I prefer to use chameleon and install to EFI using kernel cache.   Anybody with Sandy Bridge Gigabyte board point me in right direction? Any help would be appreciated.





Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mootjeuh on November 03, 2011, 07:43:43 PM
Im running GA-P67-UD7-B3.  I just got my ASUS 6970 back from RMA.  Which is Brand New!!!!  I was using Nvidia Quadro 4000 for Mac temporarily in Hackintosh.  I finally fix my Mac Pro and put Nvidia back in it.  To make long story short, i was having issues posting when i tried netkas drivers.  I wasn't sure if it was cpu or VGA.   I replace return old cpu for i7-2700k & RMA 6970, 

I just got system up and running and i use Tony Mac's UniBeast to make USB stick,  I meant to boot to windows and i had USB connected and forgot to hit f12.  So it loaded and booted installer with out drivers from Netkas, which i was surprise to see happen..  After install USB, Im not able to load OSX, just get grey screen with spinning wheel.

I've been out loop for 6 weeks and little confuse on what i need to do.   I prefer to use chameleon and install to EFI using kernel cache.   Anybody with Sandy Bridge Gigabyte board point me in right direction? Any help would be appreciated.
Boot into Windows, install MacDrive and then follow Netkas' instructions with the drivers


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: undeadlegion on November 03, 2011, 09:06:59 PM
Any one knows if XCode 4 IDE and IOS Simulator its working?

working fine for me (6950 Lion 0.0)

Works fine for me too


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: machacks on November 03, 2011, 09:40:50 PM
Quote
Boot into Windows, install MacDrive and then follow Netkas' instructions with the drivers

I know how to install..  My question is what exactly is needed to make card work properly.   How does Tony Mac new Chimra in UniBeast boot USB installer perfectly.  Did he steal drivers from here and add them?  Last time i to use RomCreator for ATI/AMD cards and flash it?   Does this still apply?   what im trying to figure out.   if anybody could post com.chameleon.Boot.plist with similar board would be awesome too...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on November 03, 2011, 11:16:06 PM
Who use 10.7.2 with 6950 or 6970 please can someone send me own ATIRadeonx3000GLDriver.bundle? Im crazy right now I deleted those 2 files computer opening but when I installed netkas patch or andys native or standart package again computer doesnt open? I dont know what am I doing? Please someone send me own .bundle? I just want to try maybe this solution work!

Deleted files;
System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonx3000GLDriver.bundle
System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extension.mkext


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: machacks on November 04, 2011, 12:29:26 AM
Quote
Who use 10.7.2 with 6950 or 6970 please can someone send me own ATIRadeonx3000GLDriver.bundle? Im crazy right now I deleted those 2 files computer opening but when I installed netkas patch or andys native or standart package again computer doesnt open? I dont know what am I doing? Please someone send me own .bundle? I just want to try maybe this solution work!

Deleted files;
System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonx3000GLDriver.bundle
System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extension.mkext

You can get it from 10.7.2 update.  Download pacifist from here http://www.charlessoft.com/, use it to open .mkg and extract .kext to your desktop.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on November 04, 2011, 02:18:18 PM
After install Andys native package on 10.7.2  I getting this screen. Anyone knows what is it?

(http://i.imgur.com/LJxhH.jpg)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 04, 2011, 07:58:05 PM
Hey Guys and Gals,

Does anyone know why my iTunes crashes whenever I try to run it.  I have the Netkas's Video Driver and the ATI Int file.

I am running 10.7.2 with GFX working from ATI already)....

Any help is appreciated

flynn



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 04, 2011, 08:01:56 PM
Because these are patched drivers and currently its the best you are going to get until apple release official support for the 6900 series cards (assuming you are using a 6900 series card?).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 04, 2011, 09:56:41 PM
Here is patched binary of kext.

http://rghost.ru/20594481

disables uvd on anything from 6xxx

Amazing mindblowing work on the driver...I have installed the driver and the files listed on netkas.org, but what is this file referenced for? and how do I install a binary of kext?

-flynn


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 04, 2011, 10:02:48 PM
Read the forums - all of the instructions are there along with links to a package that will do everything but 'search' for you!

Friendly advice - If you have a post count of 2 and demonstrate a total lack of will to search the forums in order to help yourself before posting to ask others for help you will not get much assistance.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on November 05, 2011, 03:13:37 AM
Finally I found a solution. First of all before to install Andys native pkg. I deleted all ATIRadeonX3000 kext and bundle (4 files on extension directory) Then installed native package and first boot with PCIRootUID=1. 


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on November 06, 2011, 06:03:52 PM
Guys. try patched kexts (well, binaries of it) for 10.7.2 final  -  http://rghost.ru/28819581


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 07, 2011, 07:37:31 AM
Had a quick try last night and no go for me, I end up with a white screen and the spinning beach ball.
I will have another go tonight after reapplying the 10.7.2 update just in case anything was messed up prior to installing the 2 files.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: machacks on November 07, 2011, 09:58:12 AM
Quote
Guys. try patched kexts (well, binaries of it) for 10.7.2 final  -  http://rghost.ru/28819581


Work on clean 10.7.2 install using Tony Mac's UNIbeast.  On reboot after install, i pull drive and use USB to PCIe adapter to patch drivers on MacPro.  Rebooted using UNIbeast use "-v PciRoot=1 GraphicsEnabler=No"  it loaded on 1st try.


Nice Work NetKas!!!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 07, 2011, 01:08:22 PM
Guys. try patched kexts (well, binaries of it) for 10.7.2 final  -  http://rghost.ru/28819581

does it solve anything with double reboot/itunes crasching? Or just for 10.7.2?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 07, 2011, 08:06:05 PM
does it solve anything with double reboot/itunes crasching?
No. =/
Double boot, chess/itunes crash, everything is still here. No any changes with new binaries.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 07, 2011, 09:17:49 PM
Had a quick try last night and no go for me, I end up with a white screen and the spinning beach ball.
I will have another go tonight after reapplying the 10.7.2 update just in case anything was messed up prior to installing the 2 files.

Ok tried again after clearing out my old messed around with ati files, reinstalled 10.7.2 update combo and applied patched files and it works fine. I have packaged up the modified kexts along with the aty_init for anybody interested in trying it out. http://www.mediafire.com/?p9tlsbe3owms835 - NOTE you must have 10.7.2 installed already or if not then you should download and install the combo update (don't reboot yet), delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle, reboot and then run the package.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: eranno on November 08, 2011, 09:36:29 AM
Full acceleration works?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 09, 2011, 07:21:59 PM
Had a quick try last night and no go for me, I end up with a white screen and the spinning beach ball.
I will have another go tonight after reapplying the 10.7.2 update just in case anything was messed up prior to installing the 2 files.

Ok tried again after clearing out my old messed around with ati files, reinstalled 10.7.2 update combo and applied patched files and it works fine. I have packaged up the modified kexts along with the aty_init for anybody interested in trying it out. http://www.mediafire.com/?p9tlsbe3owms835 - NOTE you must have 10.7.2 installed already or if not then you should download and install the combo update (don't reboot yet), delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle, reboot and then run the package.

Hey I can see the Desktop after Deleting the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle - and at that stage, I install the package and system reboots - I then get the following on the screen

After the ATY_Init messages...

"Still Waiting for root device..."

Any thoughts on what is going on?

I am able to reproduce this error over and over.  I can get into the desktop when I delete ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle - I am not able to get get the drivers working at all.  What am I doing wrong?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Minoros on November 09, 2011, 11:06:12 PM
After installed 10.7.2 drivers to my XFX 6950 i get grey screen with normal boot

with -x -v boot i get this:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7196089/Sin%20t%C3%ADtulo.jpg)

i5 750
GA-P55A-UD3P F14
4GB DDR 3
XFX 6950 2gb
Chimera v1.6


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 09, 2011, 11:13:55 PM
Looks like I am not the only one....thanks for confirming the bug

After installed 10.7.2 drivers to my XFX 6950 i get grey screen with normal boot

with -x -v boot i get this:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7196089/Sin%20t%C3%ADtulo.jpg)

i5 750
GA-P55A-UD3P F14
4GB DDR 3
XFX 6950 2gb
Chimera v1.6



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Minoros on November 09, 2011, 11:22:40 PM
Looks like I am not the only one....thanks for confirming the bug


  :o, :( but i can't boot to desktop, even after deleting the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle ( in windows with MacDrive )

any suggestion?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 09, 2011, 11:29:10 PM
After deleting the bundle...try booting into the system using commands at the boot up using flags -v GraphicsEnabler=No

I am using Unibeast boot up usb to do this

Looks like I am not the only one....thanks for confirming the bug


  :o, :( but i can't boot to desktop, even after deleting the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle ( in windows with MacDrive )

any suggestion?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Minoros on November 09, 2011, 11:57:30 PM
After deleting the bundle...try booting into the system using commands at the boot up using flags -v GraphicsEnabler=No

I am using Unibeast boot up usb to do this


using Unibeast (BTW installed today Lion, with Unibeast ) i get gray screen with -v GraphicsEnabler=No and with -x " Still waiting... "

maybe deleting ati6000 or ATY_INIT ? ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on November 10, 2011, 01:11:37 AM
Using andystubbs Nov7 ati patch I have finally logged into Lion 11.2.

I am running a P8Z68 i7 2600k 6970.

I basically created 3 boot partitions on my drive.  Ran Snow Leopard which I was able to get working and created a Mac OS X base system bootable partition using Andy's guide to do so.  Then I installed the lion 11.2 onto my third partition using the Lion base system.

Then I booted back into Snow Leopard and applied andy's P8Z68 patch and his new ati package to the new Lion drive.  Booted with Rboot and presto I finally got in after days of failed combos.

Andy, the only thing I can not get to work is the Chess program.  It crashes the system.  But heck everything else is working that I can find so far and I am a happy camper.  Have not tried any other games yet. Picture view finally works and so does utube.

Thank you Andy for all your efforts!

Edit: OMG forgot to thank Netkas too!  Thanks!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 10, 2011, 07:38:34 AM
using Unibeast (BTW installed today Lion, with Unibeast ) i get gray screen with -v GraphicsEnabler=No and with -x " Still waiting... "

maybe deleting ati6000 or ATY_INIT ? ???

try -f


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rafuz on November 10, 2011, 12:42:10 PM
With the latest package I finally have iTunes working :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 10, 2011, 12:46:46 PM
Thank you Andy for all your efforts!

Edit: OMG forgot to thank Netkas too!  Thanks!

Whoops lol - Netkas did ALL the work, I just gift wrapped it.
/me rattles Netkas' donation tin


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 10, 2011, 01:32:57 PM
With the latest package I finally have iTunes working :)

Is that true? Can you post more info


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 10, 2011, 02:57:51 PM
Hey,

I finally got everything working...without using the ATI_INT patch, I installed the modified kext and driver posted later in this thread by NetKas...and voila everything worked.  I will post in a bit on exact steps I used to get this working.

iTunes Works...no crashes, but the system does crash when I run the Chess App.  I assume that is a current stated bug...I wanna play chess, but will wait till fix is out.  I am quite happy now.

Also, I have latest Chameleon, etc...but still having iCloud issues...anyone know how to fix that?

Thanks

flynn


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 10, 2011, 03:26:44 PM
iTunes works with old package too, only visualizer mode freezes system.

BTW, Mac Pro freezes on cold boot with latest package :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rafuz on November 10, 2011, 04:05:54 PM
With the latest package I finally have iTunes working :)

Is that true? Can you post more info

Sure :)

I'm using a Sapphire Radeon 6970 with EFI bios in a MacPro 3,1 with Lion 10.7.2
Actually, I've installed the patched kext manually, using Kext Helper. I've extracted the kext from Andy's package.

The MacPro will only boot in osx after a reboot from windows but iTunes works with no kernel panics.

EDIT: with previous patches I always had itunes crashing system on startup.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on November 10, 2011, 04:33:59 PM
flynnlives
This may help your iCloud issue here (http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=168&t=25443).



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: flynnlives on November 11, 2011, 12:56:22 AM
I finally got everything working.....well iCloud issues were fixed with DSDT file (someone helped me on this...so all thanks goes to him...he is on insanelymac forums).

Aside from that

Netkas thanks for your 6970 driver...I can happily use iWorks etc.

I am sure this is for later drivers down the road - 3D is not working in the games downloaded from App Store.  I am assuming that this is a confirmed bug.  And Displayport in 6970 is not working either.  I have two monitors hooked up via DVI.  It would be cool to get three monitors running on hackintosh. 

I assume the displayport and 3D gaming is an issue at this stage

Thanks,

flynn


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kewelj on November 11, 2011, 11:45:02 PM
Thanks to netkas and all the other great contributors here.

I was wondering if someone is able to explain to me the differences between...
1) packages based on netkas' pre-10.7.2-finalbuild work (ie http://netkas.org/?p=959), and...
2) the recent work he's done, presumably meant for machines that have the final release of 10.7.2 installed (ie http://netkas.org/?p=1004)

I ask because I had very little issue making 1) work back in September for my 10.7.1 hack, with a 6950 card.  With GraphicsEnabler off, it worked pretty much as advertised (aside from the expected occasional hang on the grey screen, etc).  However, I have not been able to get my card to work at all since upgrading to 10.7.2.  Originally, I tried to incorporate 1) into my post-10.7.2 machine, and more recently, all the suggestions related to 2), but nothing has worked thus far, with or without GraphicsEnabler.  In verbose mode, it seems to run through all the lines of code just fine, but I get stuck on the grey screen everytime, regardless of reset or restart from Windows.

So, has a lot changed between 1) and 2) ?  Trying to wrap my head around why it worked so smoothly for me when I was on 10.7.1, and yet so troublesome with 10.7.2.

Windows 7 x64 / OSX 10.7.2
Chameleon Rev 1627
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
Intel Q6600
HIS 6950 1GB


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: undeadlegion on November 12, 2011, 07:18:11 AM
Thanks to netkas and all the other great contributors here.

I was wondering if someone is able to explain to me the differences between...
1) packages based on netkas' pre-10.7.2-finalbuild work (ie http://netkas.org/?p=959), and...
2) the recent work he's done, presumably meant for machines that have the final release of 10.7.2 installed (ie http://netkas.org/?p=1004)

I ask because I had very little issue making 1) work back in September for my 10.7.1 hack, with a 6950 card.  With GraphicsEnabler off, it worked pretty much as advertised (aside from the expected occasional hang on the grey screen, etc).  However, I have not been able to get my card to work at all since upgrading to 10.7.2.  Originally, I tried to incorporate 1) into my post-10.7.2 machine, and more recently, all the suggestions related to 2), but nothing has worked thus far, with or without GraphicsEnabler.  In verbose mode, it seems to run through all the lines of code just fine, but I get stuck on the grey screen everytime, regardless of reset or restart from Windows.

So, has a lot changed between 1) and 2) ?  Trying to wrap my head around why it worked so smoothly for me when I was on 10.7.1, and yet so troublesome with 10.7.2.

Windows 7 x64 / OSX 10.7.2
Chameleon Rev 1627
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
Intel Q6600
HIS 6950 1GB

Not sure what has changed between them, but when I used the package the same thing happened to my computer. I was able to get it working by removing the drivers, reinstalling the 10.7.2 update and then manually installing the drivers/fixing the permissions.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 12, 2011, 09:12:15 AM
As far as the package is concerned the difference between the 2 is that the original package installed ALL of the Ati beta driver kexts so you didn't have to preinstall the correct beta build prior to running the package. The new package ONLY contains the 2 modified kexts so you MUST have 10.7.2 final build already installed.

The recommended way to install this package (I have verified this several times) is to download the 10.7.2 update combo package and install it. DO NOT reboot yet. Delete the AtiRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle from system/library/extensions and for good measure also delete your extensions cache and kernel cache files from system/library/caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup Now you may reboot and after reaching the desktop install the new package and reboot once completed. That should be all there is to it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 12, 2011, 09:43:13 AM
If you have problems with the new package feel free to try this one instead http://www.mediafire.com/?ab6ywhbjqxj5ra1

It will install ALL of the new ATi kexts including Netkas modified ones, remove the kernelcache and rebuild the kext cache before asking you to reboot. It may be simpler for those of you who are running into problems due to having deleted the wrong ati kexts or having cache issues etc.

Thos one is much simpler to install, just install the 10.7.2 update combo - DONT REBOOT YET, Install the package and then reboot.

Good Luck!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 12, 2011, 06:02:54 PM
If you have problems with the new package feel free to try this one instead http://www.mediafire.com/?ab6ywhbjqxj5ra1

It will install ALL of the new ATi kexts including Netkas modified ones, remove the kernelcache and rebuild the kext cache before asking you to reboot. It may be simpler for those of you who are running into problems due to having deleted the wrong ati kexts or having cache issues etc.

Thos one is much simpler to install, just install the 10.7.2 update combo - DONT REBOOT YET, Install the package and then reboot..

Good Luck!

I used this method and OSX freezes at the grey screen on my 5770 (just trying to boot into osx at this point) with apple logo and a beachball on 3,1.  I deleted aty in safe mode with no luck. Graphics enabler off.  With the 6950 its still grey screen freeze no logo.  

just tried booting into safe mode (hold shift) and it works with the sapphire 6950, only safe mode.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 12, 2011, 06:39:34 PM
well ofc u have to soft reset to use 6950, plz read the thread


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 12, 2011, 06:42:50 PM
well ofc u have to soft reset to use 6950, plz read the thread

Soft reset won't work on a mac pro when the system is frozen, the shortcut commands won't work I've already tried. We all know there is no reset button.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on November 12, 2011, 09:04:52 PM
on Mac Pro, you need a working Windows install with working drivers for 69x0

our "soft reset" is booting into Windows then rebooting into OSX

This has not changed  so everyone can quit pretending that they don't know or that it is some kind of surprise

If you don't have a working Windows install on Mac Pro then 69X0 ISN'T GOING TO WORK


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 12, 2011, 09:15:53 PM
I have never been able to boot into windows with a non efi card while holding "option" and using the arrow key to navigate to the boot camp drive and pressing "command-return" or "up arrow" or anything like that to load into bootcamp.  I can't even use it to load into osx even to test it out.  Once I hold option, it's stuck there until I power down.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 12, 2011, 09:32:54 PM
I managed to get mine up and running I'll go through step by step just in case someone has a configuration similar to mine.  I have a Sapphire Dirt3 edition 6950 2GB, on a Mac Pro 3,1.  These instructions are very similar to what has already been posted, don't hate, I'm just trying to help.  A lot of the time I have a hard time distinguishing what is for hackintosh, and what is not here.  This is 100% for Mac Pro 3,1, 10.7.2 and possibly 4,1 and 5,1

1. Make sure GraphicsEnabler is set to No in com.apple.boot.plist.  I don't know if it's necessary, but mine is working with it off.
2. Make sure all your ATI drivers are stock from the 10.7.2 combo update (e.g. Install the update, not sure if you should delete drivers before hand, or if it will overwrite them all, but I deleted them all before installing.)  After the install, but before the restart I deleted the cache /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache and extensions.mkext
3. Repair permissions (might not be necessary, but I did it anyways.)
4. Restart (boot back into safe mode if your 6950 is installed)
5. Go to /System/Library/Extensions and delete ATIRadeonX3000.kext AND ATI RadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
6. Download this file http://www.mediafire.com/?p9tlsbe3owms835 and show package contents and grab the ATIRadeonX3000.kext ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle files and copy them to your desktop or whatever accessible folder you would like to use in the next step.
7. Open terminal type sudo -s type in your password to get root
8. Use these 2 commands to manually install the files into your extensions folder, replace obvious lines with your system info and just copy and paste the entire command for one file (6 lines), into terminal and hit return (it will actually execute before you hit return, but return gets you back to the command line so you can copy paste the next 6 lines)  Then do the other file

mv /Users/(your username here)/Desktop/(wherever your file is)/ATIRadeonX3000.kext /System/Library/Extensions
chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX3000.kext
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX3000.kext
cd /System/Library/Extensions
rm -rf Extensions.mkext
rm -rf Extensions.kextcache

mv /Users/(your username here)/Desktop/(wherever your file is)/ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle /System/Library/Extensions
chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
cd /System/Library/Extensions
rm -rf Extensions.mkext
rm -rf Extensions.kextcache

9. Repair permissions, restart, and you should be good to go.  

Hope this helps somebody.  

Thanks to ^Andy^ and everyone else on this site who has ever done anything for us :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 12, 2011, 10:16:47 PM
don't mess with your com.apple.boot.plist on a Mac Pro, thats for hackintosh.

not pissing on your contribution, but there are many unnecessary steps, this would give same result:

1. Download this file http://www.mediafire.com/?p9tlsbe3owms835 and show package contents
2. Install the ATIRadeonX3000.kext ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle files with kexthelper
3. Reboot



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 12, 2011, 10:21:30 PM
why are you messing with your com.apple.boot.plist on a Mac Pro?

Well, as I stated in the above post, sometimes its hard to distinguish what's for hack and what's for mac since its not always specified.  I changed it a while back when I was trying to get an nvidia card working and never changed it back after I found out it was only for hack (my apple ati card was working fine with it enabled.)  I just threw that step in there in case anyone else had it set to yes for some reason.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kewelj on November 12, 2011, 11:24:56 PM
As far as the package is concerned the difference between the 2 is that the original package installed ALL of the Ati beta driver kexts so you didn't have to preinstall the correct beta build prior to running the package. The new package ONLY contains the 2 modified kexts so you MUST have 10.7.2 final build already installed.

The recommended way to install this package (I have verified this several times) is to download the 10.7.2 update combo package and install it. DO NOT reboot yet. Delete the AtiRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle from system/library/extensions and for good measure also delete your extensions cache and kernel cache files from system/library/caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup Now you may reboot and after reaching the desktop install the new package and reboot once completed. That should be all there is to it.

If you have problems with the new package feel free to try this one instead http://www.mediafire.com/?ab6ywhbjqxj5ra1

It will install ALL of the new ATi kexts including Netkas modified ones, remove the kernelcache and rebuild the kext cache before asking you to reboot. It may be simpler for those of you who are running into problems due to having deleted the wrong ati kexts or having cache issues etc.

Thos one is much simpler to install, just install the 10.7.2 update combo - DONT REBOOT YET, Install the package and then reboot.

Good Luck!


Hey andystubbs, that did it!  I followed your latest instructions and package.  The only thing other thing I did was manually remove AtiRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after the 10.7.2 update (wasn't sure whether that was included in the new package).  Following the reboot, as expected, it took an additional system reset, but it started right up.  For the record, I didn't have to disable GraphicsEnabler.

Thanks to you and netkas.

Windows 7 x64 / OSX 10.7.2
Chameleon Rev 1627
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
Intel Q6600
HIS IceQ X 6950 1GB


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 13, 2011, 10:41:45 AM
@hw234, your Mac Pro freezes with gray apple screen on cold boot?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 13, 2011, 12:47:57 PM
The only thing other thing I did was manually remove AtiRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after the 10.7.2 update (wasn't sure whether that was included in the new package).

With the package that you used (the full one) you didn't need to do that as long as you install the package right after the 10.7.2 update and before rebooting (but it does no harm to delete it anyway) :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 13, 2011, 08:18:15 PM
@hw234, your Mac Pro freezes with gray apple screen on cold boot?

Not anymore.  I did a fresh install of 10.7.2 after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at andy's driver packages, and manually installed the 2 driver files from andys 10.7.2 package.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 13, 2011, 09:42:18 PM
Not anymore.  I did a fresh install of 10.7.2 after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at andy's driver packages, and manually installed the 2 driver files from andys 10.7.2 package.
Hmmm, i'll try with your manual. Cold boot freezing is my frustration.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 14, 2011, 01:29:21 AM
Not anymore.  I did a fresh install of 10.7.2 after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at andy's driver packages, and manually installed the 2 driver files from andys 10.7.2 package.
Hmmm, i'll try with your manual. Cold boot freezing is my frustration.

I hope it works out for you.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 14, 2011, 08:17:39 AM
I hope it works out for you.
Not working for my powercolor 6970 (0x6718). Maybe it works better for 6950 (0x6719).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on November 14, 2011, 04:39:24 PM
I hope it works out for you.
Not working for my power color 6970 (0x6718). Maybe it works better for 6950 (0x6719).

Sorry to hear that, i was really hoping it woul help someone.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 14, 2011, 11:36:15 PM
Sorry but some of your posts have totally lost me - is somebody claiming that they no longer have the cold boot bug because if they are then I suspect that they also dont have any acceleration or QE/CI working - in other words they have not installed the patch correctly and are not loading the AtiRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle correctly.

The latest patches do NOT claim to solve the cold boot bug so if you don't have the bug I suspect you don't have the patch installed correctly and don't have any acceleration at all.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: eranno on November 15, 2011, 07:25:40 AM
Andy,
So - as I understand, if I install the drivers I should get full acceleration, openGL etc.
Is that right?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DuBzilla.the.Hun on November 15, 2011, 09:18:06 AM
only adding to the discussion because I am drunk and ballsy enough

i'm running 10.7.1 on a mac pro 2,1; dual xeon 5365 3.0 gHz

have had a lot of success, and can even run photoshop without the x's bug, although I must still reboot from windoze to get video output.

my only problem arises when I have iTunes open;
the visualizer works flawlessly, but I have problems playing videos in both flash video (youtube etc...) and vlc, while iTunes is open

it appears that things run smoothly for about 5-10 seconds, then I get a 0.35 second hiccup between frames, which corrects itself and syncs with the audio just fine after the hiccup.

anybody else have this problem?

ps: all is well if I just quit iTunes


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on November 15, 2011, 10:40:59 AM

it appears that things run smoothly for about 5-10 seconds, then I get a 0.35 second hiccup between frames, which corrects itself and syncs with the audio just fine after the hiccup.
anybody else have this problem?

ps: all is well if I just quit iTunes

Same here on a hackintosh with a flashed 6950=>6970 and the netkas package from november 8.
More precisely, whenever itunes is running, the entire system suffers from these short freezes every 5-10 seconds, not only videos.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on November 15, 2011, 06:30:04 PM
you mean mouse skipping? cause I have that with Xcode and 6950, I think it happens when computer is working alot.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on November 15, 2011, 07:55:42 PM
Mouse/wacom tablet skipping, video frame skipping... Well, as described by Dubzilla it's like "a 0.35 second hiccup", even when my i7 with 8gb of ram is idle, and only when itunes is running. I'll try without Aty_init, just in case..?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DuBzilla.the.Hun on November 15, 2011, 08:57:12 PM
I had a little bit of mouse skipping with my old skool razer mamba, but then I uninstalled the mamba driver and enabled USB Overdrive and it went away.  Pretty sure razer's driver is only for up to 10.6.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on November 16, 2011, 08:43:38 AM
Somebody, try new ati drivers from 10.7.3 beta, u can find it on imzdl.com


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on November 16, 2011, 01:31:38 PM
Somebody, try new ati drivers from 10.7.3 beta, u can find it on imzdl.com

with just x3000xxxxx.kext replaced + ATY_init , in (-v) -f mode, resulting a grey screen with a cursor.
now i'm replaced more kexts (ATIsupport,ATIframebuffer,ATI6000controller) and w/o ATY_init. And try now  ;D

edit: it gets worse.
replaced more kexts mentioned above, w/o ATY_init, gives out a NO QE/CI display with 1024*768 resolution.
in the same situation, but with ATY_init, it gives out a static-grey-background-black-strips-disco screen.

I tested those situations in 10.7.2 with kexts replaced. I don't know whether structure has changed in kernel or component etc., so hope somebody can install 10.7.3, i can't take that risk, i'm lazy to reinstall lol.

edit2: the first situation w/o ATY_init. Having the result that with ATY_init had.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on November 16, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
Thank you for beta testing ;) May I ask you what's your videocard?
I don't have time to do tests at the moment but hopefully next week will be ok...
 
For now I didn't find the reason why itunes gives hiccups to my system, I just know that one week ago when I was still using a HD4890 (thanks to netkas's great exotic patch), there was no such problem. It's not that annoying, for now I just use "itunes" to add music to the library and "Ecoute" by PixiApps to play it without problems (it uses itunes library).
In the meantime I did try to remove Aty-init, launch itunes in 32bits mode, deactivate itunes plugins... It didn't change a thing. Perhaps it is due to my flashed card?  I didn't see anything specific in the console, all I can say is:
-from the moment I click on the itunes app icon to the first "hiccup" visible on vlc framerate (for a simple visual example, but again it interferes with the entire system), it takes 10 seconds. Then, the hiccups arrives every 4 to 5 seconds with same symptoms (video framerate, mouse/tablet skipping...)

on my i7 system, Lion 10.7.2 is installed on a C300 SSD drive (trim disabled). itunes library is on a synology DS210+ NAS, but it does the same if I chose a local library.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 16, 2011, 09:54:13 PM
Ok initial test results..

Installed 10.7.3 over the top of 10.7.2 = no go, apple screen, blue screen back to apple screen but with a cursor...

Installed ATIRadeonX3000.kext from 10.7.2 patch over the top of the one installed by 10.7.3 and same result as above

Replaced ATIRadeonX3000.kext with the one from 10.7.3 to reset things and replaced the GLDriver.bundle from 10.7.3 with the latest modified one and Voila - back onto desktop and glview runs and works.

So preliminary findings are that only the patched gldriver.bundle is required with 10.7.3 - obviously more testing is needed as this was literally a ten minute test but looking better so far at least!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 16, 2011, 10:04:02 PM
Further testing...

After replacing the gldriver.bundle only the cold boot bug is sitill there

(more to follow)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 16, 2011, 10:21:10 PM
Ok with the above posted config chess will still lock hard and itunes will have have an iPanic

More testing tomorrow but for now I'm knackered and hungry :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: plans on November 17, 2011, 04:32:50 AM
Thanks for the info Andy - much appreciated.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on November 17, 2011, 09:06:39 AM
Thank you, Andy.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on November 17, 2011, 02:05:56 PM
Thanks, Andy. I just tried your solution on my platform too, it works, and having some glitch that you've mentioned, :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nebuluz on November 19, 2011, 02:01:26 AM
I wonder if anyone have tried those drivers with HD 6990 cards. I mean the chip on them are the same as 6970. Ofc with one gnu disabled.

I see that this method works for 5970.

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=230874

Will start dig into it myself, hope to get some nice use of my HD 6990 cards now when bitcoin mining sucks :)



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nebuluz on November 19, 2011, 02:51:19 AM
YIPPI!!!

Got my HD6990 working perfect.

Did only add device id to ATI6000Controller.kext.

Using Chameleon r1700.... did add AtiConfig=gibba to bootup :)



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on November 19, 2011, 11:06:10 AM
Very interesting :o
May I ask you how you achieved that? Starting from a 10.7.2 update, you only modified ATI6000Controller.kext file by adding your 6990 Device ID (I thought it's 0x67181002 for 6970) and added Aticonfig=gibba to boot.plist? QE/CI working?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nebuluz on November 19, 2011, 05:50:19 PM
Very interesting :o
May I ask you how you achieved that? Starting from a 10.7.2 update, you only modified ATI6000Controller.kext file by adding your 6990 Device ID (I thought it's 0x67181002 for 6970) and added Aticonfig=gibba to boot.plist? QE/CI working?

It was just a fast test i did...

But basically i did just use the Standard package found here (second page in this thread, packed up by andy), did add 0x671D1002 for 6990 in ati6000controller.kext. Used AtiConfig=Gibba or Duckweed with Chameleon r1700. And wola it worked AMD HD 69xx found with 2048 MB, didn't even need to disable second gpu. Everything seems to work well except DVDPlayer and if i start iTune(i guess its really quicktime) mouse becomes jumpy. Right now I've made a clean install of 10.7.2 and will do some more testing and try to refine and test different methods, will report my finds back later.

QE/CI did work.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 20, 2011, 10:32:59 AM
I've been doing a few more tests on my hack with a 6970 under 10.7.3 beta with and without graphics enabler etc and it actually appears that using ATY_init turns in better results.

Under cinebench testing with graphicsenabler the results varied between 59 and 62 fps. Using ATY_Init the results were always in the 63 fps range. It's not a massive difference and hardly a thorough test but these results were consistent.

So I will be sticking with ATY_Init for the time being (every frame counts lol).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 20, 2011, 10:34:38 AM
It was just a fast test i did...

But basically i did just use the Standard package found here (second page in this thread, packed up by andy), did add 0x671D1002 for 6990 in ati6000controller.kext. Used AtiConfig=Gibba or Duckweed with Chameleon r1700. And wola it worked AMD HD 69xx found with 2048 MB, didn't even need to disable second gpu. Everything seems to work well except DVDPlayer and if i start iTune(i guess its really quicktime) mouse becomes jumpy. Right now I've made a clean install of 10.7.2 and will do some more testing and try to refine and test different methods, will report my finds back later.

QE/CI did work.

If DVD player is crashing on you then you probably need to add the 6990 device id into the ati.c file in chameleon along with the framebuffer that you want to default to and recompile it - that should sort it out. I suspect if you check with IORegistryExplorer you will see that you are actually using the RadeonFramebuffer rather than Gibba or Duckweed because Chameleon did not load the framebuffer due to not finding a matching device.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nebuluz on November 20, 2011, 11:01:06 AM
It was just a fast test i did...

But basically i did just use the Standard package found here (second page in this thread, packed up by andy), did add 0x671D1002 for 6990 in ati6000controller.kext. Used AtiConfig=Gibba or Duckweed with Chameleon r1700. And wola it worked AMD HD 69xx found with 2048 MB, didn't even need to disable second gpu. Everything seems to work well except DVDPlayer and if i start iTune(i guess its really quicktime) mouse becomes jumpy. Right now I've made a clean install of 10.7.2 and will do some more testing and try to refine and test different methods, will report my finds back later.

QE/CI did work.

If DVD player is crashing on you then you probably need to add the 6990 device id into the ati.c file in chameleon along with the framebuffer that you want to default to and recompile it - that should sort it out. I suspect if you check with IORegistryExplorer you will see that you are actually using the RadeonFramebuffer rather than Gibba or Duckweed because Chameleon did not load the framebuffer due to not finding a matching device.

Im working on it right now, have modified ati.c and will set different frame buffers now to test.

Btw thanks for the tip, did check IORegistryExplorer and you are correct still using RadeonFramebuffer, instead of gibba/duckweed.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 20, 2011, 05:23:14 PM
Post back to let us know how you got on - There are not many reports regarding 6990 so any info may be usefull.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on November 21, 2011, 02:04:51 AM
Got an issue with my 6970 hackintosh on Lion.

After installing Lion (followed the guide here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261312), I'm stuck at a white screen with cursor that I can move around, I can hear the OS loading in the background but I never see it.

The two solutions I've found are this:

1.) This is the "cold boot" bug, do a warm-reset and it'll boot the second time.
2.) Delete ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle from S/L/E and reboot.

Neither of these are working for me for some reason...in fact, regarding #2, that file isn't even there for me in S/L/E.

I've tried booting with GraphicsEnabler=No, still no luck. -x and -v doesn't help either, since it gets past that stage, it's only on the very last stage where it keeps messing up.

I didn't want to make a new thread for a hopefully simple issue, but I've looked around and all of the solutions don't seem to be working for some reason.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nebuluz on November 21, 2011, 05:21:22 AM
Post back to let us know how you got on - There are not many reports regarding 6990 so any info may be usefull.

I did edit ati.c and chameleon boots up fine, before edit it would hang on GE=Yes. But when I'm about reach the login screen my monitor flashes and goes black (no signal).

So i tought i would test to edit ATY_Init, i did add 671D for 6990 in the binary file. And ATY_Init seems to load fine ... says loading rom from legacy bla bla bla... But then again same thing happens again screen flashes and looses connection.

Can it be that i need to edit the ATY_Init plist for my display ports, i only use DVI port.

Enlighten me :D

 


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 21, 2011, 10:12:58 AM
2 things I can thnk of...

1 - clear your cache before rebooting,
2 - Try different framebuffer personalities via AtiConfig=

Also how is your display connected to the gpu?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on November 21, 2011, 05:11:05 PM
Is the grey screen cold boot problem a permanent event or is there hope for a fix?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 21, 2011, 10:18:06 PM
Hi, i've one question. If i'm installing lion for the first time with my 6970, how can i boot in it?? I can only see white screen with cursor after installation. Thx


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on November 21, 2011, 10:40:32 PM
DariosF
Try installing Andy's patch listed in an early post here from a snow leopard installation on a separate partition or drive onto your new lion installation partition.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 23, 2011, 05:56:50 PM
DariosF
Try installing Andy's patch listed in an early post here from a snow leopard installation on a separate partition or drive onto your new lion installation partition.

Glasairmell thx for the reply, but i hope that there is  another fast way. So up! XD


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 23, 2011, 07:32:25 PM
DariosF - delete the atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle file, clear the cache and reboot. That should get you to the desktop and you can then install the package.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on November 23, 2011, 08:37:21 PM
Strangely enough I'm in the same boat as DariosF. I've formatted and started the whole process 2 or 3 times over, with the same result every time.

1.) Clean install of SL 10.6.3
2.) Install 10.6.7 Combofix (pre-downloaded)
3.) Install your bootdisk for P8P67
4.) Install lion (following your guide for building the bootable USB drive)

Once I install lion, I can't get to desktop anymore, and the strange part is that atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle isn't in S/L/E anymore...yet it's there between steps 3 and 4.

I'm clearly doing something wrong because I've done the same steps 3 times from scratch and it happens every time.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 23, 2011, 08:42:29 PM
Strangely enough I'm in the same boat as DariosF. I've formatted and started the whole process 2 or 3 times over, with the same result every time.

1.) Clean install of SL 10.6.3
2.) Install 10.6.7 Combofix (pre-downloaded)
3.) Install your bootdisk for P8P67
4.) Install lion (following your guide for building the bootable USB drive)

Once I install lion, I can't get to desktop anymore, and the strange part is that atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle isn't in S/L/E anymore...yet it's there between steps 3 and 4.

I'm clearly doing something wrong because I've done the same steps 3 times from scratch and it happens every time.


this isn't my problem. I'm able to install the package, but i had to install lion with 5770 and after the installation of the package i use 6970. My problem is that:
i install lion but i can't boot in it, i can only see white screen with cursor with my 6970.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 23, 2011, 08:49:11 PM
I've given you the answer already and that answer is exactly how I do my Lion Installs (and believe me I have done a metric shit load recently on this machine testing stuff to destruction lol).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 23, 2011, 08:57:16 PM

this isn't my problem. I'm able to install the package, but i had to install lion with 5770 and after the installation of the package i use 6970. My problem is that:
i install lion but i can't boot in it, i can only see white screen with cursor with my 6970.

In which post above did you mention that you installed with a 5770 ??? Maybe I missed it if you did post it. Be SURE to clear your cache after you install the package if you installed using a different card (kernel and kext cache) or just do as I said above, install with the 6970, delete the file I told you to delete, reboot and then install the package!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 24, 2011, 11:33:04 PM
This is my problem:

I've just installed Lion iatkos 10.7.2
Now i can't access to the system. I've tried a lot of flags (npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No or GraphicsEnabler=Yes or PCIRoot=1 etc...). I get always the same result --->white screen (i can only see my cursor).
Now how can i install the patch for 6970 if i can't access into the system?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 25, 2011, 08:21:18 AM
This is my problem:

I've just installed Lion iatkos 10.7.2
Now i can't access to the system. I've tried a lot of flags (npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No or GraphicsEnabler=Yes or PCIRoot=1 etc...). I get always the same result --->white screen (i can only see my cursor).
Now how can i install the patch for 6970 if i can't access into the system?

Are you even reading the replies??? I've told you several times how to fix this!!!

Quote
DariosF - delete the atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle file, clear the cache and reboot. That should get you to the desktop and you can then install the package.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 25, 2011, 10:21:49 AM
Yes, I've read  your answear! But i don't know how can i delete that file if i can't boot into the system.

EDIT:

i can delete that kext using macdrive in windows. Now i can boot, and i've installed netkas' package. How can i rebuilt kext and kernel cache?? Thx


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 25, 2011, 11:00:56 AM
You could have deleted the file by booting with -s and using the console!

If you have installed the package it will have already rebuilt the cache for you (I added that into the post install script).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on November 25, 2011, 11:50:58 AM
ok, perfect! I have to use also AtiConfig=... Flag??

Edit:
I've tried with AtiConfig=Gibba or without this flag, and i get same result. If i try to play chess my pc freeze and i can only move my cursor.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on November 25, 2011, 01:53:30 PM
You could have deleted the file by booting with -s and using the console!

If you have installed the package it will have already rebuilt the cache for you (I added that into the post install script).

Just wanna say thanks Andy, I know your suggestion was one I said I had tried already, but for whatever reason the file was showing up now. Deleting it worked, appreciate the help, and all the work you did / do for the P8P67 series :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 25, 2011, 03:05:07 PM

Just wanna say thanks Andy, I know your suggestion was one I said I had tried already, but for whatever reason the file was showing up now. Deleting it worked, appreciate the help, and all the work you did / do for the P8P67 series :)

No problem, just stick a few coins in Netkas donation jar  ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on November 28, 2011, 03:39:05 AM
Hmm, where is that jar located at?

Edit: LoL thanks Andy. Never went to the netkas.org home page all my links are in forum.netkas.org.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 28, 2011, 07:31:50 AM
Hmm, where is that jar located at?

Top right corner of the main web site http://netkas.org/


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: 911rennsport on November 30, 2011, 01:17:55 AM
So it just doesn't have msaa? Does QE/CI work then?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on November 30, 2011, 07:54:12 AM
It plays world of warcraft nicely  ;D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rabhw on November 30, 2011, 06:52:12 PM
Do we know why certain apps are still causing partial lockups? I've been hoping for Coda to work, but for some reason clicking "add site" exhibits the same behaviour as trying to open Chess does -- screen freezes and mouse can move around but needs reboot to do anything.

I'm just wondering if we know why that's happening and just can't fix it yet? Or if the cause is still unknown. Cause I thought it was due to QE/CI not working, but that's working and these apps are still causing issues. Is it an MSAA thing? I wonder why a web development text editor would be using MSAA if that's the case...strange.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: haccord on December 05, 2011, 05:28:56 PM
First of all Thanks you Andy and Netkas ! :)

Does any of you guys having problem when you trying awake from sleep? I'm getting a black screen with the spinning wheel... and i'm having the same issue has previously posted by another user.. my mouse and screen hick-up every 5-10 sec once my iTunes is open.

I installed the the Kexts except ATY_init with KextHelper B7.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 06, 2011, 03:13:07 AM
First of all Thanks you Andy and Netkas ! :)

Does any of you guys having problem when you trying awake from sleep? I'm getting a black screen with the spinning wheel... and i'm having the same issue has previously posted by another user.. my mouse and screen hick-up every 5-10 sec once my iTunes is open.

I installed the the Kexts except ATY_init with KextHelper B7.

Waking from sleep is a known-issue, no solve for that as far as I can tell from the forums. I only experience the cursor jumping after I boot up for a few seconds and sometimes when a new app is opened. Other than that, not much of an issue for me.

MacPro 4,1
XFX 6970 2GB
16GB Ram
Dual Monitors via DVI (HP LP2475w)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 06, 2011, 08:45:17 PM
Just in case nobody else has posted - Netkas last set of patches for the ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle along with ATY_init.kext are all still working with 10.7.3 11d24.

No major changes as you would expect, chess still wipes and as far as I know cold boot bug still there but I don't expect much to change until we have new working x3000 kext and gldriver bundle. System is still very usable and still runs World Of Warcaft nicely :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on December 06, 2011, 10:46:37 PM
Thanks for the information!
I hope someday Apple will update these files in a way we, 69xx owners, will benefit. At the moment, and mostly because of the itunes/photoshop acceleration bugs, I'm trying to add a second card to my computer and use the 6970 for windows only. Going for a cheap used nvidia 9800GT "low power" (because of a small 450watts psu)  and gain a physx bonus in windows videogames.

You said World of Warcraft is working perfectly, but is it normal I can't play -for example- Team Fortress 2?! Steam launchs fine, Valve logo appears, but can't go further..?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on December 07, 2011, 12:00:59 AM
Btw, you can disable photoshop's gpu acceleration in preferences->performance and everything's fine, no more strange patterns.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: minishell on December 07, 2011, 12:45:13 AM
(http://pds21.egloos.com/pds/201112/07/75/a0007275_4edf47e60248e.jpg)

Big Image 1900X1200 (http://pds21.egloos.com/pds/201112/07/75/a0007275_4edf47e60248e.jpg)

BTW, I use Gigabyte HD6950 2GB (AMD Reference Model)
I edited chameleon r1712 ati.c

add

0x6719, 0b001002, HD6950, kGibba

using xcode 4.2.1 compile and copy boot to root.
and boot option change to use GE=Yes , Ati-rom=1002_6719_0b001002.rom (using atiwinflash and i extract my vga rom).

And Install Andy's 6970 Full Package.

I forget to capture it. Today I uproad that bdmesg, sysinfo window.
Finally I succeed to recognize HD6950 in Lion (Graphic recognize HD6950 2048MB)
and no problem to use Itunes, DVD Players, VLC, and AutoCAD for Mac 2012.

But still can not use opencl, but geview opengl test ok.

ps. I compile chameleon ati.c add hd6950 id, and setting framebuffer use Gibba. Is it OK? ( I connect my lcd using HDMI and it works.)

ps2. I'll upload my system capture today evening. and I'm sorry my poor English..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 07, 2011, 03:02:16 AM
You said World of Warcraft is working perfectly, but is it normal I can't play -for example- Team Fortress 2?! Steam launchs fine, Valve logo appears, but can't go further..?

MSAA is on by default for games using the source engine. As of now, MSAA does not function with this card in OS X. Somewhere on the thread there is mention of a way to turn off the default MSAA for source games.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 07, 2011, 03:26:15 AM
Wanted to share a quick trick with you guys for blindly selecting the startup disk (when holding down option/alt) during boot. If you have a separate drive or card reader that has an indicator light for established connections, it should (at least in my case) be solid when the startup disk selection pops up. It takes the guess work out of waiting for the disks to show up. In my case I used a Lexar UDMA card reader. Once I see the solid blue light, it's right arrow then enter. Voila-- a more confident blind boot into Windows.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on December 07, 2011, 10:22:22 AM
You said World of Warcraft is working perfectly, but is it normal I can't play -for example- Team Fortress 2?! Steam launchs fine, Valve logo appears, but can't go further..?

MSAA is on by default for games using the source engine. As of now, MSAA does not function with this card in OS X. Somewhere on the thread there is mention of a way to turn off the default MSAA for source games.

Thank you, and sorry, I should have read the entire post before asking. I found netkas's post regarding modifications on the videoconfig_mac.cfg file with "1,1" values. I'll give it a try!

@k4roshi: that's what I did, and it works good, you're right. But I'm a bit frustrated because I have the feeling it was smoothier with my "100%-working-thx-to-netkas" old HD4890 ^^;
Well, the main problem for me is itunes, I was used to auto-launch it at boot for music and iphone/ipad sync, and my computer is really unusable because of the "hicups every 5-10 seconds" thingy... But strangely, everybody here is not plagged by this trouble, or doesn't care?
Perhaps it's a specific problem to certain cards and/or computer parts and/or bios settings...
Mine is a flashed Sapphire 6950>6970 2gb. computer rig: overclocked i7 860 (with speedstep) on a p7p55d-e premium motherboard, 8gb ram. Lion 10.7.2 installed on a Crucial C300 128gb SSD, itunes library on a synology DS210+ (ethernet 1Gbit connection) but tested with a library on an internal hd with same hiccups results. SMBIOS is set to imac 11.2, if I remember well, will try different options.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on December 07, 2011, 11:09:01 AM
But strangely, everybody here is not plagged by this trouble, or doesn't care?
iTunes produces hiccups for me only when i watching the video, not every time.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on December 07, 2011, 12:23:57 PM
Try deleting AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext
Have had no itunes stuttering since i did that.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on December 07, 2011, 01:45:25 PM
Wow, nice finding! Hope it will do the trick...  :o


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 07, 2011, 04:32:23 PM
Hello Guy's

so i am on a Mac Pro 3.1 latest EFI and SMC. I've Use a ATI / AMD Sapphire 6950 Reference Design 1. Editon with Dual Bios.

My Stepts to the Nothing

Before i do anything else i Flashed my 6950 to a 6970 with ATIWinFlash.

1. Install Lion GM Clen Install
2. Update to 10.7.2
3. Reboot the Mac
4. Install the Latest Packet from NETKAS from http://netkas.org/?p=1004
5. Shutdown the Mac
6. Put out my HD2600 and Put in the 6970
7. Boot Up Windows then Restart to Mac OS-X
8. Become this Screen

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/520/img01801i.jpg)

Ive Read the Whole Threads on NETKAS Forum and i am very unsure, I've i am doing the right things to the Golden Goal, please i need Assistance for that. Sorry for my Bad Englisch my German is much better :-)

so my best regards from Germany


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 07, 2011, 06:31:42 PM
@CrashOverrideSE

I was there before, you have to make sure to install Netkas' STANDARD package (especially if your on a MacPro and not a hackintosh).

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1117.15.html

I had the same kernel panic at boot and using the correct install fixed it for me.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 07, 2011, 06:43:14 PM
I have a quick question for the veterans:

Is it possible to run both a 4890 and 6970 in a MacPro 4,1 at the same time? (power problems already solved) Testing didn't allow me to, I'm assuming because of all the driver and kext manipulation it can no longer recognize it. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 08, 2011, 12:19:55 AM
So i have deleted the ATY init kext and the panik is gone


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: 13rentonW on December 09, 2011, 09:50:20 PM
Thanks to andy and netkas for all their work so far in getting the 6950/6970 working. Currently I have mine running using their kexts just a few problems atm but still very useable. Currently my graphics card only detects a 6900 series instead of a 6950 but I can live with that for now as Im not sure what I should be modifying to get it to read a 6950, Im using Chrimira as a bootloader.

Also im not 100% sure if I have qe/ci but from what I've read i've got the top bar that is semi transparent but not sure what else to be checking when I add widgets not sure what its supposed to look like with qe/ci but Im happy. hopefully our cards get 100% supported someday.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 10, 2011, 12:08:32 AM
I can't seem to boot into Lion 10.7.2 at all with a HD6970, even in safe mode.

Ive tried using my onboard (i7-2700k) vid card which I can configure no problem using DSDT.
While booted with the onboard, I install the Netkas package, power off. Plug in my 6970, try and boot and it gets stuck on the apple screen.
I tried safe mode, and it gets to the white screen with the cursor.
I tried rebooting several times, booting into windows first, little success.

Does anyone have any ideas?

i7-2700k
GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3-F9
radeon HD6970
iAtkos L2 install using DSDT from databases


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 10, 2011, 08:11:11 AM
Does anyone have any ideas?

Read the thread - hint, top of page 14


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 10, 2011, 09:11:55 AM
That seems to be a bug by Now. This Instructions are only for Mac Pro Users. I don't know if it worked on a Hackintosh too

1. Install Lion
2. Update to 10.7.2
3. Install Netkas Pakage from here http://netkas.org/?p=1004 after Install go to step 4 and do not Reboot
4. Delete ATY_init.kext under System\Library\Extensions
5. Click Reboot on the Netkas Installer and Shutdown the Computer before Booting Mac OS again.
6. Now Change your Video Card to the 6950 / 6970
7. Boot Windows and Restart to Boot Mac OS-X Lion

8. Now you are in Mac OS Lion with a 6970 for Mac OS- you will need step 7 on ervery COLD-BOOT

You must Boot Windows First to Run OS-X i hope this Bug will be Fixed in the Future.

best Regards from Germany


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: janthony on December 10, 2011, 03:43:51 PM
It worked! Awesome! And it only took on and off effort over four days. (I kept formatting drives as case-sensitive.) Thank you netkas, thank you Andy, and thank you CrashOverride. Now, all I'll have to do is try it again with my full 8GB of RAM in it.

I used Unibeast 10.7.2, but post install it would never reboot successfully, as I had no driver for my Intel HD 2000 nor the 6970. I had to slot it into a firewire enclosure and boot from my iMac. Then I installed DSDT, switched GraphicsEnabler to No, installed the Full Package Andy made, and removed both ATY_init and the ATIX3000GL.Bundle. I had to use PCIRootUID=0, but it worked.

Now I just need to figure out how to enable it to be read as more than 6xxx.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 10, 2011, 03:48:28 PM
removed both ATY_init and the ATIX3000GL.Bundle. I had to use PCIRootUID=0, but it worked.

Now I just need to figure out how to enable it to be read as more than 6xxx.

If you are using a hack why did you do that? Reinstall the package to put them both back  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: janthony on December 10, 2011, 03:53:57 PM
I tried it once with neither of them removed, and all I got was verbose loading of extensions and a reboot. I deleted the ATY_init and there was no change. Then I deleted the ATIX3000GLDriver.Bundle and it booted to the main screen. As for why I did it that way? Nothing else was working and that's what I thought the forum was telling me to do.

Oh, I guess I didn't try PCIRootUID=0 before I deleted the files. I'll do that now.

*EDIT: And now it simply won't boot back in at all. All I did was try to install an audio driver and a USB 3.0 driver via MultiBeast.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aletheuo on December 10, 2011, 05:58:15 PM
I decided to park my 6970 for bootcamp and return to my original video cards: 4890 and GT120. I reloaded the Lion Combo update and the drivers for the 4890 (in hopes of returning to the original state) and everything looks good except waking from sleep takes several agonizing minutes while it just displays the blue screen on both my monitors....

Any ideas on what I can do to return the wake from sleep back to normal? These 5 minutes of blue screen are killing me when I jump on my Mac Pro 4,1. Also, I will get a random KP in itunes sometimes, how do I make sure I've returned everything back to pre-6970 experimentation?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 10, 2011, 10:35:36 PM
I tried it once with neither of them removed, and all I got was verbose loading of extensions and a reboot. I deleted the ATY_init and there was no change. Then I deleted the ATIX3000GLDriver.Bundle and it booted to the main screen. As for why I did it that way? Nothing else was working and that's what I thought the forum was telling me to do.

Oh, I guess I didn't try PCIRootUID=0 before I deleted the files. I'll do that now.

*EDIT: And now it simply won't boot back in at all. All I did was try to install an audio driver and a USB 3.0 driver via MultiBeast.

I have noticed that sometimes its possible to create a white screen hell when playing around with the ATi drivers on a hackintosh and nothing short of booting with -s. deleting all of the ATI* files from s/l/e and then deleting everything from the s/l/caches folder, rebooting with a boot cd and reinstalling the last combo update will fix it - I've managed to get in this mess a few times and still can't explain it. Even after replacing every ATi file, clearing the cache and rebuilding permissions it stays broken untill I do what I stated a few lines above  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jimmydanny on December 11, 2011, 06:58:47 PM
Hi! New guy here, wanna start off saying thanks to Netkas for a wonderful job with ATI kexts all these years! Had one try on all since X1800 up to 4870 and all between, worked like a charm.

Guess my luck had to stop sometime.

I get the "Still waiting for root device" now, running only the kexts necessary for this patch to work: the Radeon X3000 bundles, ATY_init, AT_FRamebuffer. Also running ATI6000, if that matters. No RadeonHD.kext, this is on Lion btw, Hackintosh.

I've tried booting Windows, but doesn't help. Tried -f, -v, -s, -x, GraphicsEnabler=No, same thing every time.

Anyone else got this problem, and/or solved it with full res and QE/CI?

EDIT: I was thinking, changing Framebuffer (personalities? lol) with AtiConfig=*insert here*, would that help? And/or, if it works without aty_init, would I still get QE/CI then? At work now, getting home @ 22.00 GMT+2, that is 2h30m

EDIT2: Specs of course!
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2,66GHz @ 3,6
8GB Kingston HyperX PC6400 DDR2
Asus Rampage Formula X48
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 reference rev.1
64GB Corsair SSD (Win 7)
500GB Western Digital 7200rpm (OS X, Win 7 partitions)
Watercooled CPU, GPU, NB, SB, MOSFET, EK-DCP pump, 2x240 Black Ice rads, all in 1/2" tubing (if that would matter, lol, just briefing :P)

Thanks,

Jim, Norway


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jimmydanny on December 12, 2011, 05:22:51 AM
I can proudly present: Eau du Nevermind!
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2dkefyv.png)
Readded aty_init.kext from Windows, BANG she goes!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: machacks on December 12, 2011, 08:10:43 AM
I almost able to boot GA-X79-UD7 w/ 6970.  I booting without DSDT.  DSDT Needs Patched if somebody could help?  It would be appreciated!!! - http://cl.ly/CUx8

Here quick video, it doesn;t load Desktop.  Screen stays Blue. http://vimeo.com/33517469 (http://vimeo.com/33517469)


My Hack Settings :
- Chimera 1.6.0
- S/L/E - AppleHDA.kext, EvOreboot.kext, FakeSMC.kext, IOUSBFamily.kext, IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext, , JMicron36xATA.kext, LegacyAppleRTC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
- 6970 Package 10.7.2.pkg - "remove ATY_init"
- appleRTC.kext. patch "sudo perl -pi -e 's|\x75\x30\x44\x89\xf8|\xeb\x30\x44\x89\xf8|; s|\x75\x3d\x8b\x75\x08|\xeb\x3d\x8b\x75\x08|' /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRTC

EXTRA Folder Includes
   •   smbios.plist
   •   org.chameleon.Boot.plist


   <key>Kernel</key>
   <string>mach_kernel</string>
   <key>Kernel Flags</key>
   <string>npci=0x2000 darkwake=0</string>
   <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>Timeout</key>
   <string>2</string>
   <key>Legacy Logo</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
    <key>UseKernelCache</key>
    <string>Yes</string>



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lowrider on December 12, 2011, 03:25:31 PM
I can proudly present: Eau du Nevermind!

Congratulations.  Now a question - The early 2008 Mac Pro (3,1) Topped out with dual 3.2Mhz CPUs and the memory speed was 800Mhz.  Have you replaced the CPUs with 3.6 units?  How did you increase the memory speed?

Lou


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 12, 2011, 03:46:05 PM
Have you replaced the CPUs with 3.6 units?  How did you increase the memory speed?

He Has an Hackintosch and he has postet his Specs

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2,66GHz @ 3,6
8GB Kingston HyperX PC6400 DDR2
Asus Rampage Formula X48
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 reference rev.1
64GB Corsair SSD (Win 7)
500GB Western Digital 7200rpm (OS X, Win 7 partitions)
Watercooled CPU, GPU, NB, SB, MOSFET, EK-DCP pump, 2x240 Black Ice rads, all in 1/2" tubing (if that would matter, lol, just briefing Tongue)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jimmydanny on December 12, 2011, 06:53:58 PM
I'm sorry my maties, but it did fail after one restart.

Now I get kernelpanic from ACPI/IOPCI, or Still waiting for root device. First when I reboot from Windows, latter when I don't. So still have to remove and readd ATY_init.kext from Windows to get anything working :/


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 13, 2011, 02:33:59 AM
That seems to be a bug by Now. This Instructions are only for Mac Pro Users. I don't know if it worked on a Hackintosh too

1. Install Lion
2. Update to 10.7.2
3. Install Netkas Pakage from here http://netkas.org/?p=1004 after Install go to step 4 and do not Reboot
4. Delete ATY_init.kext under System\Library\Extensions
5. Click Reboot on the Netkas Installer and Shutdown the Computer before Booting Mac OS again.
6. Now Change your Video Card to the 6950 / 6970
7. Boot Windows and Restart to Boot Mac OS-X Lion

8. Now you are in Mac OS Lion with a 6970 for Mac OS- you will need step 7 on ervery COLD-BOOT

You must Boot Windows First to Run OS-X i hope this Bug will be Fixed in the Future.

best Regards from Germany


ok, awesome, thank you!
I got it booting and full res.
Although, I'm having some other issues now I can't solve.
Final Cut Pro X I had booting beforehand (using onboard Intel HD 3000).
Now, it gives me a "quit unexpectedly" error upon boot.
I tried reinstalling, same thing.
Also, youtube videos do not always play.
Often just a black screen, doesn't seem to matter what the video quality of the youtube video is.
It also does not like full screen playback.

Anyone know what this issue could be related to?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jimmydanny on December 13, 2011, 02:53:39 AM
Okay, weird. Got KPs and Still waiting when using ATY_init, so thought, hey, maybe I at least get full resi without it.

I got the full package. Youtube showing me 1080p vids without a hiccup! I got GE enabled in org.chameleon.boot.plist, I have done NOTHING except adding the patched Netkas kexts and removed ATY_init.kext due to my problems.

Works. Wonder if Chameleon got support for my card out of the box?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 13, 2011, 03:30:59 AM
ok, so I tried iMovie now and I get a more informational error:
"iMovie requires a graphics card that is compatible with Quartz Extreme. One or more of your graphics cards does not support Quartz Extreme."

Does this mean my netkas patch didn't work properly?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 13, 2011, 04:40:10 AM
Got it!!!
Reinstalled Netkas patch, rebooted. Final Cut, iMovie, 1080p fullscreen youtube QE/CI working!!

Thanks for your help, much appreciated!!


Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 F9 rev1.3
Intel i7 3.5GHz 2700k
Radeon HD 6970 2GB   (dual bios switchable 6950/6970)




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 13, 2011, 01:35:40 PM
Any News About 6950 / 6970 Full Support in 10.7.3 ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kkwan18 on December 13, 2011, 04:30:59 PM
sorry i am lost here, what is the netkas patch, ist it the 6970 full package? you reinstalled.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 13, 2011, 05:40:35 PM
Netkas patch here:
http://netkas.org/?p=1004

I installed that, deleted ATY_init.kext atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle  under System\Library\Extensions

Rebooted, then re-installed patch, reboot into Windows 7, reboot back into OSX and it worked.
It did some weird reboots in between win7 and OSX, but it eventually found its way.

Not sure if i need to delete the driver bundle though, but it worked!

I'm going to play around with it some more later and figure out everything I did.
I also messed with some of the chameleon settings.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on December 14, 2011, 12:46:45 AM
if you deleted 3000.kext then card is just being a 2D frame buffer, like using integrated GPU, only less powerful


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on December 15, 2011, 11:01:40 PM
It plays world of warcraft nicely  ;D

Andy,

What has your experience been since the 4.3 patch?  I have found that everything is much less smooth since Blizzard pushed that out.  I'm hoping this is an add-on that is causing it, but I'm curious if anyone else has seen a significant drop in performance on a 69x0 hack...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 16, 2011, 09:01:41 AM
I honestly can't say that I've noticed any additional issues since 4.3 (other than the quest arrow in the mini map not working properly any more).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on December 16, 2011, 04:28:21 PM
I updated some add-ons, and rebooted for the first time since the last ROM tests I did, and I'm back up to the 90 fps I'm used to again, which I can then limit down to the refresh sync.

BTW:  full framerate on a 27" Cinema Display is something to behold.  I just couldn't figure out how Portal 2 ran so good, but WoW was throwing up all over itself.  I blame a crap add-on.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bjoggi on December 17, 2011, 12:26:56 AM
Mac OS X works fine but generally all graphics are lagging.
My mouse cursor and just everything (including videos) lags every 3-5 seconds with my 6950 card.

Is there any fix to that?

Status and what I've done:

1) I installed the "6970 Package 10.7.2.pkg" from netkas

2) I have GraphicsEnabler=Yes in /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist

3) I removed the ATY_Init.kext from /System/Library/Extensions

4) I restarted and installed Chimera 1.7.0 (and restarted again)

5) My card (results from cmd "bdmesg" in Terminal)

AMD Radeon HD 6950 Series 1024MB [1002:6719] (subsys [1458:21fd]) (Cayman:Gibba)



WHAT AM I MISSING?  ???
Please advise, thanks.



Other info you might need:


System Profiler / System Information says:
 
  Chipset Model:   AMD Radeon HD 6950 Series
  Type:   GPU
  Bus:   PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:   x16
  VRAM (Total):   1024 MB
  Vendor:   ATI (0x1002)
  Device ID:   0x6719
  Revision ID:   0x0000


I have the following hardware:
System: GA-Z68XP-UD3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Graphics: Gigabyte Radeon 6950 1GB

Software:
10.7.2 installed with Unibeast
Drivers: Multibeast 4.2.0

To make the 6950 card working, I followed these instructions (but I changed to: GraphicsEnabler=Yes instead of No (I've tried both))
http://tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=169&t=42136


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 17, 2011, 05:29:43 AM
mine 6970 setup has been working very well.
The only fault I have is a slight chop in videos.
Doesn't matter if it's youtube, mkv, 720, 1080, it always misses a couple frames every couples seconds.
Anyone seen this?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DuBzilla.the.Hun on December 17, 2011, 09:37:32 AM
yeah, markbzy, I get that too, but only when iTunes is open.

once I close it everything runs normally


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: markbzy on December 17, 2011, 03:29:41 PM
Quote
yeah, markbzy, I get that too, but only when iTunes is open.

once I close it everything runs normally

ya, you're right.
I turned iTunes off and it's fine now.
strange bug...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bjoggi on December 17, 2011, 07:09:14 PM
Strange.. it disappeared when I quit iTunes. Thanks for the tip!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on December 17, 2011, 09:01:09 PM
 It's possible that 6970 will not be supported in osx. Since 6970 gonna be the only vliw4 card on the market and Apple isn't gonna use it afaik.

So it can be 4890 story again.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 17, 2011, 10:09:16 PM
I've just installed the 10.7.3 11d33 beta and nothing major has changed as far as my hackintosh is concerned for what it's worth. Still need both of netkas files - only need the gldriver bundle to boot and most stuff will work however without the other file patch itunes will cause a kp.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: poulpor on December 17, 2011, 10:32:22 PM
Strange.. it disappeared when I quit iTunes. Thanks for the tip!

k4roshi found a solution for this problem (see page 15), try deleting  AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext. It worked for me.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bjoggi on December 17, 2011, 11:07:02 PM
Strange.. it disappeared when I quit iTunes. Thanks for the tip!

k4roshi found a solution for this problem (see page 15), try deleting  AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext. It worked for me.

Nice one! The problem is gone ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bosma on December 18, 2011, 06:50:33 AM
That seems to be a bug by Now. This Instructions are only for Mac Pro Users. I don't know if it worked on a Hackintosh too

1. Install Lion
2. Update to 10.7.2
3. Install Netkas Pakage from here http://netkas.org/?p=1004 after Install go to step 4 and do not Reboot
4. Delete ATY_init.kext under System\Library\Extensions
5. Click Reboot on the Netkas Installer and Shutdown the Computer before Booting Mac OS again.
6. Now Change your Video Card to the 6950 / 6970
7. Boot Windows and Restart to Boot Mac OS-X Lion

8. Now you are in Mac OS Lion with a 6970 for Mac OS- you will need step 7 on ervery COLD-BOOT

You must Boot Windows First to Run OS-X i hope this Bug will be Fixed in the Future.

best Regards from Germany


Worked for my Mac Pro 3,1 with a 6970. EVE Online does not work. Program opens and runs without crashing, but no window opens.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bjoggi on December 19, 2011, 12:45:42 AM
I deleted that .kext file but for some reason flash or html5 videos don't work very well in any browser unless I quit iTunes.

Any solution to this?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: britfred on December 19, 2011, 04:44:16 PM
Just a success report :)

Card: PowerColor HD6970
Setup: Hackintosh 10.7.2, 3 monitors :D 1x 2560x1600 on Mini-DP, 2x 1600x1200 on DVI-D: http://imgur.com/mLano

Working except known problems (grey screen on cold boot, iTunes etc).

Did not work: Netkas's original package, andy's ATY_Init package

Did work: andy's latest no-ATY_Init package + latest Chimera + GraphicsEnabler=Yes

WARNING: I upgraded from an NVidia GTX 460. This carried on working after installing netkas's package, but after installing andy's package, I can only boot my installation with the 6970, not the GTX 460 any more.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 23, 2011, 07:59:34 AM
This is totally off topic however I thought I would takle the opportunity to wish all of my fellow 6970 pioneers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Thank you all for your hard work and contributions over the last year, without you guys I doubt there would be very many hackintosh or genuine mac users enjoying decent frame rates.

Hopefully 2012 will be even more exciting for us all!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: haccord on December 25, 2011, 07:07:48 PM
Thanks Andy and all Netkas contributors.

So I take the opportunity to wish all of my fellow 6950 (hehe) pioneers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

I hope that the netkas doubts about our cards won't happen.. The worst case scenario about this will be a big contribution to the team in order to produce full working text for our card.

Cheers!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on December 27, 2011, 01:58:24 PM
Any news about Build 11D36 ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on December 27, 2011, 07:00:42 PM
Just want to share an app I made  8)
Would be great with some feedback

(http://www.cindori.se/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/kd.png)

It's a Kext installer :)
so I figured u guys need it :)
http://www.groths.org/?p=571

happy new year!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 28, 2011, 08:46:32 AM
Any news about Build 11D36 ?

I'll install it later today and let you know if anything has changed - my first guess it that it wont have but we shall see.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 28, 2011, 08:47:41 AM
Just want to share an app I made  8)
Would be great with some feedback

It's a Kext installer :)
so I figured u guys need it :)
http://www.groths.org/?p=571

happy new year!

Cool, I'll give that a try later too. Is there any major difference between this and Kext Utility?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on December 28, 2011, 01:53:55 PM
Just want to share an app I made  8)
Would be great with some feedback

It's a Kext installer :)
so I figured u guys need it :)
http://www.groths.org/?p=571

happy new year!

Cool, I'll give that a try later too. Is there any major difference between this and Kext Utility?

Kext Drop is done 100% in Obj-C while all (I think) other kext installers are done in AppleScript or similar. Kext Drop should be the fastest one from what I can tell. But the main feature should be that it's simplistic and easy to use.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hw234 on December 29, 2011, 03:53:31 AM
Awesome, thanks so much Cindori!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 30, 2011, 12:08:55 AM
Ok 2 things to report back on..

With build 11D36 you only need to patch the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle. Chess still doesn't work and I have not tested the cold boot bug but with just the patched gldriver bundle itunes works without crashing and I've not noticed any other problems yet.
- Scratch that I was too hasty, without the patched ATIRadeonX3000.kext youtube videos will cause a kernel panic. The cold boot bug is also still present.

Cindori - your kext installer doesn't recognise .bundle's

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner only I got a little distracted yesterday by buying a Blackberry Playbook seeing as they are going dirt cheap at the moment :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on December 31, 2011, 03:51:12 PM
Call me once warm start issue is fixed by apple, then i will be able to use 6970 with my lappy


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on December 31, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
At pcie x1 speed would there be any benefit over your 6870 on a laptop? Will it not just bottleneck?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on December 31, 2011, 10:31:23 PM
The reason is to be able to do the tests. Cold boot bug prevents it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on January 01, 2012, 01:56:28 PM
Is there any change to Fix the Coold Boot Bug ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 01, 2012, 02:22:19 PM
Is there any change to Fix the Coold Boot Bug ?

Yeah, if one find what exactly causes it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: ton211 on January 03, 2012, 12:15:28 AM
Very interesting :o
May I ask you how you achieved that? Starting from a 10.7.2 update, you only modified ATI6000Controller.kext file by adding your 6990 Device ID (I thought it's 0x67181002 for 6970) and added Aticonfig=gibba to boot.plist? QE/CI working?

It was just a fast test i did...

But basically i did just use the Standard package found here (second page in this thread, packed up by andy), did add 0x671D1002 for 6990 in ati6000controller.kext. Used AtiConfig=Gibba or Duckweed with Chameleon r1700. And wola it worked AMD HD 69xx found with 2048 MB, didn't even need to disable second gpu. Everything seems to work well except DVDPlayer and if i start iTune(i guess its really quicktime) mouse becomes jumpy. Right now I've made a clean install of 10.7.2 and will do some more testing and try to refine and test different methods, will report my finds back later.

QE/CI did work.

I have been testing with a 6990 as well and can not get it running. Only with the Native package of Andy (see page 2) and GraphicsEnabler=No. I get very slow graphics (chess is working) and a card with max 10MB of memory (max 1920x1440 resolution). Because of the small video memory even Apple Time Machine is not working properly.
Have used all options (VideoROM=1002_671D.ROM in Extra folder / UseATIRom =Yes / UseKernelCache=No / PCIRootUID=1), but with GrahicsEnabler=Yes, they all failed.

Also I have tested the official 10.7.2 package of Netkas with edited X3000.kext, Ati6000Controller.kext (like he said in his latest Tahiti post) and even compiled a new version of the latest Chameleon (r1768) with a 6990 line added under the 6718/6719 Cayman lines in ati.c (just copied the line and changed 6719 into 671D), but only a black screen (also with GraphicsEnabler=No)

I'm back to my 6870 video card now. Would love to have the 6990 working, because then I don't have to open my case and put the PCI-Slot switch Off or On, when I'm switching to windows (Use windows only for gaming).

@Nebeluz: it would be great if you post which steps the exact steps you took to get the 6990 running. Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on January 03, 2012, 03:06:39 AM
I tried the new package, and iTunes finally works. Chess is ok (dont use it). Between turning off Flash hardware acceleration, and using html5 on youtube with Chrome, I have a workable system (i5 2500K asus P8P67 ati 6950 2GB with unlocked shaders). My native res is 2560 by 1600. Booting chameleon 1.7 graphicsenabler=yes, ATY_init removed no ATY,Gibba (or other) so no extra PCI showing up in system reports.

Much appreciated.

One thing I noticed changed for me was, as above poster aludes, the video ram is probably capped. Which means Time machine no longer works, Launchpad is extremely slow, and Stacks (with icons) is noticeably slower. The overall desktop graphics experience is noticeably reduced from the last version (not sure where I got it...) its like using Intel onboard graphics.

Awesome to have this working. Thanks.

edit: I tested with the Native package, after using Standard for a day (and once again remove ATY_init) and this restored the desktop experience. time machine now works, launchpad is fast, i dont know why, but pretty happy with the results. This is nearly perfect.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on January 04, 2012, 10:30:16 PM
Yeah, if one find what exactly causes it.

Sorry i don't wanna blame you Netkas :-) I have read your Posts and you sayed "warm start issue is fixed by apple" and i was thinking you mean Coldboot sorry. I hope you have understand my Mistake.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 04, 2012, 10:36:40 PM
Sorry i don't wana blame you :-) I Read your Posts Again and read you sayed "warm start issue is fixed by apple" and i was thinking you mean Coldboot sorry. I hope you have understand my Mistake.

I think thats exactly what netkas did mean - once we discover whats causing the warm start/cold boot (whatever you decide to call it) bug and fix it he will be able to do his test :)

My own theory is something isnt initialising properly - i.e. the gpu isnt kicking into the correct 3d clock speed or voltage until the kext loads, tries to power up hangs and is rebooted at which point voila its already at the right speed/voltage setting due to the previous failed attempt and lack of initialisation.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 06, 2012, 08:50:49 AM
Ugh, I finally got my Lion to work on a new rig. I used to be pro at hackintoshing my own computer.. until I upgraded.. Haha, anyways..

I got the 6950 to work but it has some issues that I am still figuring out. I haven't tried cold-booting or anything just yet.. Still need to work on a few kinks on the inside first..

While using the "FULL" packing that AndyStubbs posted, I am unable to boot to desktop. Why? Because of ATY_Init.kext. I delete that and I run fine. This is for SMBios with MacPro3,1.
Now if I try SMBios with iMac12,1 (I still don't know which one I should use for a ASUS P8Z68-V LE mobo, so yeah.. Trying out different profiles), ATY_Init.kext loads, however I get a BLANK or BLACK screen just at desktop.

With no ATY_Init.kext my card is recognised as 6xxx and not 6950 as some screenshots have shown. Also, any suggestions on how I should set GraphicsEnabler whilst using/not using ATY_Init.kext? Still trying to get around this.. Currently I leave GE as on (yes) as Chimera's ability to recognise my card.

Any feedback?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on January 06, 2012, 12:28:40 PM
i have

SMBios MacPro3,1

No aty init

Graphicsenabler: YES

card recognized as 6xxx but I don't see that being a problem. it's just cosmetic?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 06, 2012, 12:47:11 PM
Yeh, I have confirmed that ATY_Init.kext just doesn't seem to work on my system? I have a 6950 non-reference, unlocked shaders but not unlocked to 6970 (as it is non-reference, unfortunately) and the only way to boot is with no ATY_Init.kext. So far SMBios has not affected it.. Except for my ability to use iCloud which I'm still trying to figure out.

6xxx of course is not a problem.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on January 06, 2012, 03:27:58 PM
mine booted with aty_init also, and i have Gigabyte OC 6950, unlocked shaders (not flashed to 6970)



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 07, 2012, 12:44:36 AM
I don't understand why mine won't boot with ATY_Init.. :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 07, 2012, 04:48:53 AM
EDIT: Oh I see why.. HDMI does not work with ATY_Init.kext on my card atm.
Someone look into this?

*HDMI previously worked without ATY_Init.kext

NOW: I am currently using ATY_Init.kext without GraphicsEnabler and using a DVI/VGA slot. (dongle) as I have no DVI cable. With full reso and stuff..

Chess and iTunes don't work still.. :(
Even with patched x3000.kext which was posted a few pages back..



EDIT:
So yeah.. Again, with a fresh install and yadda yadda, ATY_Init.kext doesn't work with HDMI on my Sapphire 6950 2GB non-reference model (unlocked shaders). Even with changing PCIRootUID=1, (from 1 which works without ATY_Init, to 0 which does not work at all). I doubt GraphicsEnabler affects it so yeah. I think I tried it already.

ALSO, for some reason, AndyStubbs' FULL package seems to work, with the normal bugs ofc, like cold boot, iTunes cover flow freezing, chess, etc, etc, but when I use netkas's package posted on the main page (10.7.2 final package) I get fked up framebuffer and so I get retarded screen.
Just ought to let you guys know. :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Supervenom on January 08, 2012, 11:36:36 PM
I have made a brief guide on how to install Lion with Unibeast and 6970 working, based on hints and drivers found on this forum.

http://db.tt/kIQ3MX0m

I hope it will be useful. Maybe there are mistakes, but I'm Italian. I apologize for it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on January 10, 2012, 12:52:57 AM
EDIT: Oh I see why.. HDMI does not work with ATY_Init.kext on my card atm.
Someone look into this?

*HDMI previously worked without ATY_Init.kext

NOW: I am currently using ATY_Init.kext without GraphicsEnabler and using a DVI/VGA slot. (dongle) as I have no DVI cable. With full reso and stuff..

Chess and iTunes don't work still.. :(
Even with patched x3000.kext which was posted a few pages back..



EDIT:
So yeah.. Again, with a fresh install and yadda yadda, ATY_Init.kext doesn't work with HDMI on my Sapphire 6950 2GB non-reference model (unlocked shaders). Even with changing PCIRootUID=1, (from 1 which works without ATY_Init, to 0 which does not work at all). I doubt GraphicsEnabler affects it so yeah. I think I tried it already.

ALSO, for some reason, AndyStubbs' FULL package seems to work, with the normal bugs ofc, like cold boot, iTunes cover flow freezing, chess, etc, etc, but when I use netkas's package posted on the main page (10.7.2 final package) I get fked up framebuffer and so I get retarded screen.
Just ought to let you guys know. :)

My experience was similar. The iTunes cover flow issue (kp) is the only real issue I have left. I suppose this affects EVERY cover flow view, i.e. Finder, etc, but I cant test till friday. If any one has suggestions on workarounds (beside not using cover flow), would appreciate knowing.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 10, 2012, 01:37:43 PM
Yeh, my system still freezes with iTunes (doesn't KP, just freezes and locks up), with or without ATY_Init. It probs has something to do with device id's and I need to add them to ATY_Init.kext and whatnot.

Anyways, I chose to keep the one with HDMI (without ATY_Init.kext) since I don't want to be switching cables over and over again.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 11, 2012, 11:19:32 AM
Cold start bug is happening in atiradeonx3000.kext, and it happens this way - smth is wrong in x3000.ket (freeze or indef loop somewhere) so nothing can access ioreg keys of atiradeonx3000 entry, trying to access - app freezes, so window manager freezes, as well as ioreg -l , if u try to run it via ssh when cold bug happened.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on January 11, 2012, 01:29:37 PM
well, at least we know SOMETHING about SOMEWHERE it came from.. good work, keep it up, almost there? :P


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 11, 2012, 02:50:08 PM
not there at all :P x3000.kext is big.

btw, patched files of lates 10.7.3 beta - http://rghost.ru/35852553


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on January 11, 2012, 11:50:00 PM
netcas, is this 10.7.3 beta restricted to 10.7.3? could it be used on 10.7.2?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MacTech84 on January 14, 2012, 09:03:13 AM
Is there another location for the patched drivers?  I cannot seem to download the latest from the link netkas posted.  It stalls at 528kb for some reason.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 14, 2012, 09:54:03 AM
Is there another location for the patched drivers?  I cannot seem to download the latest from the link netkas posted.  It stalls at 528kb for some reason.

cancel the download when it stalls and try again - I had to try about 5 times before it would download in full.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kant on January 14, 2012, 12:54:00 PM
Hello,

I have a HD6950 with shaders unlocked in my MacPro 1.1 and I keep having kernel panic for no reason. I have read the thread and apply the patched files but no sucess.

The thing is I don't need to use the HD6950 in Lion (my 7300GT works just fine, the 6950 is just for games in windows 7) so my question is: what files do I have to remove to avoid kp?
Again, the HD6950 non working or not recognized in Lion is not an issue for me.

Thank you!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: verdf on January 15, 2012, 10:49:37 PM
Keep restarting the download a few times, it should complete after a few tries.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on January 17, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
I have Uploaded the NETKAS 10.7.3 BETA Drivers on RapidShare for those having problems with the Download from NETKAS Download Source

https://rapidshare.com/files/536338885/NETKAS.AMD.6950._.6970.BETA-DRIVER.LION.10.7.3.zip (https://rapidshare.com/files/536338885/NETKAS.AMD.6950._.6970.BETA-DRIVER.LION.10.7.3.zip)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on January 24, 2012, 07:54:19 PM
Any News about Build 11D42 from 18.01.2012 ??? i Have heared that 11D42 has a lot of Native AMD / ATI Drivers Inside ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lowrider on January 24, 2012, 08:10:49 PM
Actually the latest build as of today, at least, is 11D46.

Lou


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 24, 2012, 08:55:24 PM
D42 was no change - I've yet to install d46 so will report back when I have


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 24, 2012, 10:25:33 PM
D42 was no change - I've yet to install d46 so will report back when I have

OK there is a change but it's going to need Uncle Netkas to determine how extensive that change is. using the stock d46 kexts instead of the usual white screen with mouse pointer I now get a kernel panic. I removed the gldriver.bundle kext and rebooted and was able to then install the gldriver.bundle with netkas patched binary from the last build and it boots fine (although itunes will kp etc). I then installed the x3000 kext with netkas last patch and no more kp in iTunes.

So overall using the latest patched binaries not much is different but the kp using the stocks is new so something has almost certainly changed - most likely using the last set of patched binaries isnt going to show anything with the new drivers because its effectively overwriting those changes.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 25, 2012, 02:08:13 PM
Still cold boot bug?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 25, 2012, 03:10:13 PM
Didn't test that, Will check tonight when i get home from work.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 25, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
Also give a shot to 11d50


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 25, 2012, 07:32:08 PM
cold boot bug is still present in 11d46

If I can get hold of d50 I will try that next.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 26, 2012, 08:33:54 PM
OK I have tried 11d50 and there is no change from 11d46 as far as I can tell.

To Summarise..

Cold boot bug is still present,
Using native kexts (without using any of netkas pre patched binaries) it does not just hang at a white screen any more - it will kp after a few seconds instead,
Using just a patched gldriver.bundle (lastest patched binary netkas provided) itunes will still crash,
Using both a patched gldriver.bundle and x3000.kext (again latest patched binaries that netkas provided) itunes is fine but chess will still lock the system hard.




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on January 26, 2012, 09:04:05 PM
can you boot with -v and make camshot of kernel panic screen with debug info ?
could be usefull.

p.s. the uplaod of exactly kext which caused panic is usefull too.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 26, 2012, 09:16:12 PM
I'll have a go.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on January 26, 2012, 09:38:56 PM
Here we go - reverted to stock 11d50 kexts and this is the KP..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on February 02, 2012, 12:48:38 AM
10.7.3 Final was Realsed any News or Sugesstions for a New Driver ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lowrider on February 02, 2012, 03:06:03 AM
^^^^The final release of 10.7.3 had the same build number as the last beta, 11D50.  I also checked file sizes, for the combo updaters and they were exactly the same.  So, nothing has changed since the last beta release.

Lou


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on February 02, 2012, 08:54:38 PM
patched 10.7.3's gldriver for cayman

http://rghost.ru/36309442

somebody plz upload 10.7.2 original and patched ATIRadeonX3000.kext so I can fix iTunes kp too.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 02, 2012, 09:50:39 PM
Thanks once again Netkas.

I think these are the correct files (binaries only)...

Original 10.7.2 http://www.mediafire.com/?ngge0wdzqsel26h

Patched 10.7.2 http://www.mediafire.com/?jfjwb860ytjob1l


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on February 04, 2012, 12:31:59 AM
patched 10.7.3's gldriver for cayman

Any Instructions ? overwrite the Original with your Fixed Version ? and it Works or anything special (I am on a Mac Pro 3,1)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on February 04, 2012, 04:48:08 PM
So i've figured it out and it Worked on 10.7.3 Final NOW.

1. Install Fresh Lion with my 2600XT
2. Update to 10.7.3
3. Reboot
4. Download ATIRadeonX3000 (from the Beta Package) and Include it to ATIRadeonX3000.kext (System / Libary / Extensions) Package
5. Downlaod ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver (from Netkas last Post) and Include it to ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle (System / Libary / Extensions) Package
6. Shutdown
7. Change my 2600XT with my 6950HD
8. Boot with 1st Try no Problems no Reboot Windows first very great Work.

PS - I am on a Mac Pro 3,1

BEST REGARDS TO ALL DEVELOPERS AND MASTER NETKAS THAKS FOR YOUR GREAT WORK


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 04, 2012, 05:00:03 PM
So i've figured it out and it Worked on 10.7.3 Final NOW but Video ist Slowly and Menus take a little bit longer with no good Anmiations,

1. Install Fresh Lion with my 2600XT
2. Update to 10.7.3
3. Reboot
4. Download ATIRadeonX3000 (from the Beta Package) and rename it to ATIRadeonX3000.kext
5. Downlaod ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver (from Netkas last Post) and rename it to ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
6. Overrite the 2 Downloaded files in System / Libary / Extensions.
7. Shutdown
8. Change my 2600XT with my 6950HD
9. Boot with 1st Try no Problems no Reboot Windows first very great Work.

PS - I am on a Mac Pro 3,1

BEST REGARDS TO ALL DEVELOPERS AND MASTER NETKAS THAKS FOR YOUR GREAT WORK

TOTALLY WRONG!!!!

You just replace the binaries inside the orginal kexts (right click the kext and select browse package contents, find the osx folder and replace the binary file).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on February 04, 2012, 05:44:47 PM
4. Download ATIRadeonX3000 (from the Beta Package) and rename it to ATIRadeonX3000.kext
5. Downlaod ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver (from Netkas last Post) and rename it to ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle


ROFLMAO


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 04, 2012, 05:46:02 PM
If ever we needed a facepalm icon it was now lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on February 04, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
(https://static.flashback.org/img/smilies2/whoco5.gif)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 04, 2012, 05:51:55 PM
That will be the one lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on February 04, 2012, 06:54:25 PM
So i am very happy, that i can make 2 people happy with my Failure. I asked for Instructions or and Howtwo but nobody answers. So i am figured it our by my self.

I have include the files in the Original ones, and it workes after second boot. First Boot couse a grayscreen.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on February 06, 2012, 04:01:48 PM
Chess is now leading a kp, while using netkas's patch. And still, the photoshop problem is still not solved yet :/...
(Shot of the kp will be uploaded soon)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on February 06, 2012, 04:12:37 PM
so here's the kp:
http://www.box.com/s/jpjgfmehnm6s13upmsft

edit: haven't used the ATY_init.kext due to a fresh install  8)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on February 06, 2012, 07:11:25 PM
And still, the photoshop problem is still not solved yet :/...

it was solved in the same post it was discovered
page4


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 06, 2012, 09:48:18 PM
so here's the kp:
http://www.box.com/s/jpjgfmehnm6s13upmsft

edit: haven't used the ATY_init.kext due to a fresh install  8)

Interesting that looks exactly like the KP I posted previously with 10.7.3 11d50 using the stock (non modified) kexts at boot up - instead of the hang at white screen at boot up you get a KP - a very very similar KP to the one you are getting from loading chess (which also used to hang the system). Presumably something is crashing during initialisation something that both chess and loading the desktop have in common.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: doomstalk on February 07, 2012, 04:42:43 AM
Using a Sapphire 6950 1 GB here. I was using the drivers netkas posted on November 8th (http://netkas.org/?p=1004) with pretty good results-- had the cold boot issue, sleep mode was broken, and chess/cover flow would cause a hard lock. iTunes worked otherwise (not that I really use it), and I hadn't encountered anything else that causes a crash; though, granted, I don't game on OS X. Upgraded to 10.7.3, and used the patched binary posted in this thread. iTunes gave an instant kernel panic, as did flash video (encountered this with both Vimeo and YouTube). Thankfully, I backed up my S/L/E before I upgraded, so I was able to revert.  iTunes no longer causes an instant KP, and flash works just fine. Here's a screenshot of my KP (with GraphicsEnabler=Yes just as an experiment) in case anyone finds it helpful: http://i.imgur.com/nbQy7.jpg


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on February 07, 2012, 06:33:26 AM
And still, the photoshop problem is still not solved yet :/...

it was solved in the same post it was discovered
page4

The someone is me. But i was looking for an 'Normal' acceleration mode  :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on February 08, 2012, 09:06:29 PM
Thanks once again Netkas.

I think these are the correct files (binaries only)...

Original 10.7.2 http://www.mediafire.com/?ngge0wdzqsel26h

Patched 10.7.2 http://www.mediafire.com/?jfjwb860ytjob1l

sadly the files are same


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 09, 2012, 07:52:29 AM
sadly the files are same

I must have posted the patched one twice - unless you still have the stock kext I will try and extract it tonight (not enough time to do so at the moment as have to leave for work shortly).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on February 09, 2012, 10:09:32 AM
Original 10.7.2

http://www.mediafire.com/?7b1bzuxp48m6rid



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lowrider on February 10, 2012, 08:31:49 PM
^^^^The final release of 10.7.3 had the same build number as the last beta, 11D50.  I also checked file sizes, for the combo updaters and they were exactly the same.  So, nothing has changed since the last beta release.

Lou

Just to throw this out here.  It appears that Apple has quietly updated the Combo Updater (11.7.3) and dropped the Incremental Updater.  The new Combo Updated System is identified in System Profiler as build 11D50b.  The file sizes and create dates are slightly different.  There is no info on what's changed that I can find.  And yes, I have updated.

 


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on February 15, 2012, 10:59:54 PM
did your update work out ok? I assume you installed 10.7.3b. I downloaded again from Apple and have a different file size. And if all is well, can you point to the exact 6970 download you used? My 6950 (flashed with shader unlock) works nicely (except itunes cover flow/etc) and I'm still looking for anyone that succeeded (there was a recent poster who had an issue, so they reverted).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achelka on February 16, 2012, 02:57:24 PM
Hi,

All is OK for me except one thing for the moment. The screen in Dirt 2 become completely white about 10 seconds after I launched the game. Is someone met the same problem ? Except that problem, the card works like a charm !! Thank you Netkas !!
Sorry if the problem was treated in the forum yet...
I have a MacPro 3,1 + HD 6970.

Thanks


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 16, 2012, 03:55:51 PM
Who's going to be first to grab the developer preview of Mountain Lion and see if the drivers hold anything new?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: BastyJuice on February 16, 2012, 04:41:53 PM
I am Downloading the Preview now but i dont know what to do ? i Can install it for you Andy


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 16, 2012, 05:38:58 PM
Install it and let us know if anything has changed regarding the drivers - i.e. is the cold boot bug still present and will it boot without having to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle etc.

I will try and download a copy tonight to play around with.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on February 17, 2012, 04:38:16 AM
Yes, finally. Downloading the dp1 and install right after the download ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Dum on February 21, 2012, 10:39:11 PM
Any news on the 6970 and iTunes/Coverflow crashes?

This is the place to subscribe to for information on that right?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Dum on February 21, 2012, 11:03:45 PM
ackintosh you can use either package provided you have compiled chameleon with 6970 support and use graphicsenabler, if you dont have support in chameleon for 6970 or do not use graphicsenabler then you need to use the native package, if you do have support in chameleon and do use graphicsenabler then use the standard package.

How do I tell if my chameleon has 6970 support?

I installed the Chimera branch from Multibeast.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 21, 2012, 11:08:18 PM
How do I tell if my chameleon has 6970 support?
I installed the Chimera branch from Multibeast.

In which case not only do you not have 6900 series support but you are also running an old version - seriously why are you using chimera - the trunk branch of chameleon is way ahead of it now?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Dum on February 21, 2012, 11:19:58 PM
How do I tell if my chameleon has 6970 support?
I installed the Chimera branch from Multibeast.

In which case not only do you not have 6900 series support but you are also running an old version - seriously why are you using chimera - the trunk branch of chameleon is way ahead of it now?

Well I read something on Tony saying Chimera was supposed to be the knight in shining armor of all the chameleon branches. Guess not. So if I make/make install trunk I'll have 6900 support? What does that net me if Netkas's drivers are working? I'm just lacking a little history here for it all to make sense to me about what I'm actually doing.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 21, 2012, 11:53:51 PM
You have 2 options...

1 - Edit the Ati.c file and add in the device id's for 6970 if they are not already present - if they are present then change the framebuffer from kNull to kGibba and recompile. You can then boot with GraophicsEnabler=Yes

2 - Use the netkas drivers that contain the ATY_init.kext - that way you dont need GraphicsEnabler so you should be able to use chimera or any version of chameleon that does not contain the relevant 6970 entries in the ati.c file.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on February 22, 2012, 05:01:44 PM
chimaera works for 6900, I used it to set up my hackintosh in november and have been running 6950 ever since, no aty_init or anything


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 22, 2012, 05:23:09 PM
chimaera works for 6900, I used it to set up my hackintosh in november and have been running 6950 ever since, no aty_init or anything

Yup thats because for some odd reason they added the correct framebuffer for the 6950 but didn't bother with the 6970 in the ati.c file. Take a look at the source code and you will see what I mean :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Dum on February 23, 2012, 01:07:28 AM
You have 2 options...

1 - Edit the Ati.c file and add in the device id's for 6970 if they are not already present - if they are present then change the framebuffer from kNull to kGibba and recompile. You can then boot with GraophicsEnabler=Yes

2 - Use the netkas drivers that contain the ATY_init.kext - that way you dont need GraphicsEnabler so you should be able to use chimera or any version of chameleon that does not contain the relevant 6970 entries in the ati.c file.

Cool. Thanks for the explanation, Andy.

Anyways, now that I've gotten mostly everything setup. I'll give my actual 6970 report now.

GL Acceleration works fine on 10.7.3 with ATY_init.kext and Netkas's fixes for X3000GLDriver.bundle and X3000 driver (for the iTunes/UnifiedVideoDecoder KP).

Things that don't work: Coverflow, MSAA, Photoshop and sleep.

Pretty sure everyone is aware of the coverflow/msaa bugs, but I'm a bit stumped on the sleep one.

To be more specific, I'm pretty sure it's a graphics driver issue because the system will go to sleep fine and wake up frozen. No KP, but the display is frozen. I can still SSH into the machine and read logs. WindowServer and Finder processes are dead. The only thing in /var/log/kernel.log after the wake up is this:

Code:
kernel[0]: ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 **
kernel[0]: ** GPU Debug Info Start **
kernel[0]: 0xc0016900
kernel[0]: 0x000001b6
kernel[0]: 0x00000000
kernel[0]: 0xc0016900
kernel[0]: 0x000001b7
kernel[0]: 0x00000000
....

(thousands more of these lines)

....
kernel[0]: 0xc0016900
kernel[0]: 0x000001b9
kernel[0]: 0x00000000
kernel[0]: 0xc0016900
kernel[0]: 0x000001be
kernel[0]: ** GPU Debug Info End **

which makes me think the driver crashed?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: GriffonHeart on February 25, 2012, 06:21:25 AM
Somebody know, how to use HDMI audio through Radeon HD6970?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on February 25, 2012, 07:21:11 AM
No, but I might know how you could figure it out.

I have noticed that when I run a flashed 5870 in my 5,1 Mac Pro, the audio works over the Displayport AND the HDMI.

This is surprising since the actual Mac Card doesn't have a physical HDMI port.

Before I flashed the 4,1 into a 5,1 the DIsplayport Audio didn't work and I would guess that the HDMI didn't either (not going to flash back to 4,1 just to find out)

So, the combo of the device ids mixed with Mac Pro 5,1 does it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on February 25, 2012, 10:17:15 AM
Interesting so he may be able to get it to work as long as he has a dsdt with the relevant entries for hdmi audio and using an smbios file matching a mac pro 5.1


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on February 28, 2012, 02:53:02 AM
installed fresh Lion. I just one problem have. When I open youtube or video on apple website computer direct kernel panic. "Please restart computer with power button ". How to I fix that? I install latest flash still problem going. I didnt understand this problem never happend before?

This is my installation process;
1. Installed Lion
2. I cant boot of course because I have 6950 Put out my HD on my Case
3. I put on HD my HD dock on Other computer
4. Installed Andy P8P67 Pro Installer package as like before
5. Then installed 10.7.3 Combo update.
6. Installed 6970 Package 10.7.2.pkg
7. Then I changed ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver 10.7.2 to 10.7.3 with Netkas Beta
8. And put the back in my case.

Everthing is works iTunes, iCloud, Face Time, Appstore just problem online videos when I open youtube or other videos directly kernel panic. Please help.

Edit: Not just online videos every videos files I can't open any videos files online or root!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sfjuocekr on February 29, 2012, 06:36:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7XKyK.jpg)

Attached are the patched files used, no cold bug for me on a hack with GraphicsEnabler=Yes and on 10.7.3.

I only have this "second screen", just mirror it and it works.

Just copy the files over in a terminal using sudo, do a kextcache --update-volume / and reboot. You don't need to repair permissions if you copy the files over as root (sudo) and replace those that were are already there.

http://www62.zippyshare.com/v/7660605/file.html


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on March 01, 2012, 03:17:05 PM
really? no coold boot bug? but do you have QECI?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on March 01, 2012, 08:29:18 PM
just installed your modified files and it does NOT help against cold boot bug. (10.7.3)

I'm guessing you broke your kexts by not repairing permissions and therefore no cold boot bug (but also no QECI).
kextcache doesnt exist in Lion afaik so all commands for that is pretty much useless.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on March 04, 2012, 02:57:13 AM
Does anyone have this working on 10.7.3?

I'd love to upgrade, but I've only heard people having problems, and having to roll back.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on March 05, 2012, 04:33:47 AM
What is this latest graphics update?

iMac Graphic FW Update 3.0

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1444


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on March 05, 2012, 09:51:01 AM
What is this latest graphics update?

iMac Graphic FW Update 3.0

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1444

It's a firmware update


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: elidoe89 on April 07, 2012, 11:55:34 PM
HI TO ALL!!
my specs are: i5-2500k - asrock p67 extreme4 - ASUS 6950 2gb ->flashed with sapphire 6970 2gb bios.
I've used native package to boot lion 107/1071 but I wasnt satisfied with it so I did a fresh install from snowleopard 1060 to lion 1073 and luckily it's working, of course I had to delete x3000gld to boot 1073 then applied
@sfjuocekr fix and it just worked, 5 tries and no cold boot for me; youtube is working fine with audio; itunes too.
How can I help to test bugs??for example I've read coverflow, chess cause kernel panic.
Should I start with these?


Title: 6950 & 6970 update
Post by: Rominator on April 10, 2012, 10:07:15 AM
Hey, it was just brought to my attention that 6950/70 status isn't clear.

In a Mac Pro, if you use Netkas' EFI ROM, you will actually get a boot screen from lower DVI, just like a 6870. You will also be able to run 4 displays. (if 2 are DP)

HOWEVER, the driver issues remain. The only place it works REALLY well is in ML Beta 2. In Beta 1 the iTunes issue is a problem.

I was unable to get Uningine Benchmark to run in Beta 2 however, I did have AA on, may need to be off.

So, there is a good likelihood that Netkas EFI will make these the "must have" card if the 7970 drivers never get finished.

I am speaking of reference early 6950 which can be flashed to 6970 and has Dual BIOS. (and real 6970) The later cheaped down ones may have more issues. As a hacker, once you have a Dual BIOS card you will never want to go back. A "bricked" card can be fixed by the flip of a switch. (but if you solder a special chip on, be sure you replace the right chip) ;)

There is much promise in 6950/70, the drivers are at 95% and they WILL be faster and better than 5870. The fact that flashed ones have a DVI boot screen is icing on the cake.

In Lion, you need to run Netkas' fixed drivers and there are a small list of issues, most notably the "warm reboot from Windows" thing, though I have a feeling that Uncle Netkas may have some progress on these issues soon.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: alienallan on April 10, 2012, 11:04:24 AM
quick question ...do they also have the sleep bug when installed in a mac pro?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on April 25, 2012, 05:13:26 PM
Apple Seeds OS X Lion 10.7.4 Build 11E52 to Developers on April 24, 2012. Anyone tried this? is there any improve for ATI?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on April 25, 2012, 06:50:36 PM
tried and reported on


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: britfred on May 04, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
Sorry - is there a fixed X3000 kext for 10.7.3 ? I've got the iTunes coverflow and photo booth crashes.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on May 07, 2012, 11:53:17 AM
Tbh there are currently too many posts on the patched drivers so I really don't know what's going on..

Can anyone give me a status update on 6950s on real Mac Pros and hacks?

Currently I can get my non-reference card to work on my hack but iTunes and all that give me KPs. Haven't really tested much else.. Btw how come some screenies show as 6950 and on hacks it shows 6xxx in Graphics/Displays in System Profiler. Is it just a hack/Mac Pro thing? *I know it's probably just cosmetic, but just askin'


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on May 08, 2012, 09:31:36 PM
The 695-0/70 situation is a mess. Apple made it doubly so after DP2 when drivers broke.

Any running of one of these needs to be in early ML or you have lots of fiddling and fixing.

They are a nuisance but find a post by someone who has it working in an OS you can live with and do wha they did.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on May 08, 2012, 09:34:12 PM
The 695-0/70 situation is a mess. Apple made it doubly so after DP2 when drivers broke.

Any running of one of these needs to be in early ML or you have lots of fiddling and fixing.

They are a nuisance but find a post by someone who has it working in an OS you can live with and do wha they did.

Or do what I did - give up and buy an Nvidia GTX570 lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on May 09, 2012, 08:41:20 AM
Hm.. Well.. Doesn't look like there is a solution for ML DPs yet so I don't think it'll be worth upgrading.

Well this is quite annoying. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on May 10, 2012, 06:17:05 AM
What about 10.7.4 released today?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on May 10, 2012, 11:15:43 AM
The 695-0/70 situation is a mess. Apple made it doubly so after DP2 when drivers broke.

Any running of one of these needs to be in early ML or you have lots of fiddling and fixing.

They are a nuisance but find a post by someone who has it working in an OS you can live with and do wha they did.

Or do what I did - give up and buy an Nvidia GTX570 lol
570 dont have hd sound bitstream = no truehd, dts ma etc, so far only solution is 560ti wich is mess aswell, and well 680


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on May 10, 2012, 04:47:21 PM
Netkas will you make new patch for 10.7.4?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on May 10, 2012, 08:19:55 PM
He's skiing in the Alps.

Be patient.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on May 10, 2012, 08:32:47 PM
He's skiing in the Alps.

Be patient.
Okay :)
Waiting is our Zen for a looooong time)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on May 11, 2012, 07:18:05 PM
He's skiing in the Alps.

Be patient.
Okay :)
Waiting is our Zen for a looooong time)

You can always have a go at it for yourself :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: jestpaApplezMacPro on June 05, 2012, 10:36:05 PM
I'm not native english speaker, so please forgive me for some grammar mistakes, I'm trying to do my best.  

I've just got new HD6970 and I try to make it work on my MacPro. I'm using comp for video editing and I would like to have it working stable.

I have Mac Pro 4.1
At the moment I'm still running OS X 10.6.8
And 2 (old) GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT120 (512MB)
2 Cinema Displays with Mini DisplayPort

On official Apple's web page [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4664?viewlocale=en_US] is list of supported GPU for Apple's Final Cut Studio and AMD HD6970 is one of them. According to that specifications HD6970 should work on OSX 10.6 and 10.7. So, did I mis something or there really shouldn't be any problem with it?
That's why I've bought XFX AMD HD6970 2GB but it is not working in my configuration. I can't even start MacPro with HD6970 in it. Btw I have proper power cables (one 6 to 6 pin and another 6 to 8 pin). After I try to turn MacPro ON I get just strange red LED light blinking for 10sec inside of MacPro, just below DVD unit, otherwise is like death machine, nothing happens.  

I find out on forums that HD6970 is not working on OSX 10.6. and I should have OS X 10.7. and I should also do some software modification (I'm not sure if I understand what exactly should I do)... and after it, GPU should work, but still not without any issue.
Another option should be waiting for new OS X 10.8. and there should be HD6970 native supported, but still without any guarantee that will really happened.  

If someone's HD6970 is working in MacPro, please let as know and please give as exact info how you make it work in your MacPro.
Me and many of us (“readers” on forum) are not really computer freaks so can you please guide us through installation process to help us HD6970 working on MacPro? I would be very appreciated.

Thanks for your time!

Few posts ago Andystubbs wrote: “Or do what I did - give up and buy an Nvidia GTX570 lol” - GPU guru (at least for me) of some forums wrote down this words, it gives me very little hope for our solution. Andystubbs please help us if you can or please explain us what is actually problem that is not working, because according to Apple's spec for Final Cut Studio it should.

Btw after solving this problem (I hope it will be) I would like to give back something to this great Netkas community, of course I will report about my experience, but probably I can't do any useful GPU tests for you guys, so, that's why I will donate for sure, I won't just say thanks. Pleas help us “want a have HD6970 working” users.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 12, 2012, 07:01:11 AM
the MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Software Update , have new Ati****.kext dated  May 30-2012  , against June 24 2011 of the full package 6970.

Someone test it ??


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 12, 2012, 08:47:24 AM
Downloading  ;D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 12, 2012, 09:30:03 AM
Update missing some files in opengl.framework, so acceleration doesnt work

We need opengl/opencl frameworks from mbp2012


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 12, 2012, 10:53:32 PM
Looks like mbp2012 drivers fixed cold boot bug

I can boot lion with them, then boot patched DP4 just fine(dp4 still has cold boot bug on cold start)

Now to get that opengl.framework to check acceleration


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on June 13, 2012, 12:21:26 AM
!!!!!

can you upload?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 13, 2012, 12:33:43 AM
ori kexts ati for netkas 10.8 dp4  http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2820


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 13, 2012, 01:25:00 AM
Looks like mbp2012 drivers fixed cold boot bug

I can boot lion with them, then boot patched DP4 just fine(dp4 still has cold boot bug on cold start)

Now to get that opengl.framework to check acceleration

This is amazing news. Please share as soon as possible.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 13, 2012, 03:27:21 AM
+1
Amazing news !!!

I don't like boot win first  :'(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on June 13, 2012, 06:51:49 AM
IS there no way we can port/use the drivers from Mountain Lion DP2 which worked like a charm with my 6970.( Wit support ACD 27)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 13, 2012, 08:17:29 AM
Share what?

The ati drivers is from mbp2012 update, but u'll has no acceleration with them as we need new opengl.framework too(from mbp2012 itself, as update has incomplete framework)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 13, 2012, 09:00:30 AM
Ok , i understand now... we need the correct opengl && opencl frameworks to make this full functional.. right ?

If this is true , our hope is you master Netkas !


Maybe a noob question , but can we use the OpenGl.famework from the combo 10.7.3/4 and the kext of the 2012mbp ??



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 13, 2012, 09:46:41 AM
Ok , i understand now... we need the correct opengl && opencl frameworks to make this full functional.. right ?
right
Quote
If this is true , our hope is you master Netkas !


Maybe a noob question , but can we use the OpenGl.famework from the combo 10.7.3/4 and the kext of the 2012mbp ??


wrong, opengl.framework version of mbp2012 is greater significantly enough to be incompatible with 10.7.4's stock ogl.framework


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 13, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
Going a tiny bit off topic but I have a question,

I've finally gotten my 6950 to work in Lion 10.7.3 (still cold boot bug of course) using the Native 6970 Package posted somewhere around the forums.
This uses ATY_Init.kext I believe, but why does it only work for VGA and not HDMI? Or maybe I did something wrong?
Doesn't really matter but I'd like to know! VGA works just fine I think..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lordzak on June 14, 2012, 01:35:16 PM
Share what?

The ati drivers is from mbp2012 update, but u'll has no acceleration with them as we need new opengl.framework too(from mbp2012 itself, as update has incomplete framework)

Netkas i have a Retina 2012 which files we need exactly?

/System/Library/Frameworks/(Opengl.framework & opencl.framework)
and /S/L/E/ATI*?

Please confirm and ill get them up asap


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 14, 2012, 02:40:31 PM
Yep! Actually just the frameworks will do!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 14, 2012, 02:59:06 PM
Ok , i understand now... we need the correct opengl && opencl frameworks to make this full functional.. right ?
right
Quote
If this is true , our hope is you master Netkas !


Maybe a noob question , but can we use the OpenGl.famework from the combo 10.7.3/4 and the kext of the 2012mbp ??


wrong, opengl.framework version of mbp2012 is greater significantly enough to be incompatible with 10.7.4's stock ogl.framework
Share what?

The ati drivers is from mbp2012 update, but u'll has no acceleration with them as we need new opengl.framework too(from mbp2012 itself, as update has incomplete framework)

Netkas i have a Retina 2012 which files we need exactly?

/System/Library/Frameworks/(Opengl.framework & opencl.framework)
and /S/L/E/ATI*?

Please confirm and ill get them up asap

OMG, my hope for using hackintosh w/ HD6950 is back again  :P


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 06:25:57 PM
6970 with mbp2012 drivers has proper cbits, it means we dont need to patch x3000gldriver. looks sooo good

bad news is - i got frameworks today and well...still no accell. smth else is missing yet


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 07:20:35 PM
Share what?

The ati drivers is from mbp2012 update, but u'll has no acceleration with them as we need new opengl.framework too(from mbp2012 itself, as update has incomplete framework)

Netkas i have a Retina 2012 which files we need exactly?

/System/Library/Frameworks/(Opengl.framework & opencl.framework)
and /S/L/E/ATI*?

Please confirm and ill get them up asap

lets start with /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework and /System/Library/Frameworks/IOSurface.framework


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 07:51:49 PM
Got it working, no patch needed, msaa works

will wait for /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework before giving details


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 14, 2012, 08:08:53 PM
Nice work indeed, as soon as I have all of the necessary files i will do my usual and package it all up for an easy install.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on June 14, 2012, 08:56:06 PM
Got it working, no patch needed, msaa works

will wait for /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework before giving details
Does this also apply to Mountain Lion


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 09:15:57 PM
ML already has GPUSupport.framework, dunno what you are talking about.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: dj-rock on June 14, 2012, 09:43:07 PM
im a total noob :/

netkas in your blogpost you mentioned drivers.
Which one are those?
Do you just have to install the MBP update or...?
And where did you get the rest from?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 10:00:42 PM
We are waiting to get all files, before pointing other to it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: dj-rock on June 14, 2012, 10:02:36 PM
We are waiting to get all files, before pointing other to it.

ok, thx  :D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 14, 2012, 10:17:18 PM
Oh this is sweet sweet news, been waiting for months to be able to fit my 6970 and leave it in, rather than keep swapping back to the 5770's!

The fun is going be be finding the framebuffer to run 3 screens all at the same time..... hopefully thats something else thats been fixed, fingers crossed.

So we going to be able to enjoy these cards in Lion and ML with hopefully no significant issues and on hackintosh ? Can't wait to give it a try :)

keep up the fine work.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: rattata12 on June 14, 2012, 10:19:27 PM
We are waiting to get all files, before pointing other to it.

How long will it take :)?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 10:29:13 PM
Untill somebody posts GPUSupport.framework from mbp2012


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 14, 2012, 11:24:03 PM
i test xfx6950 ml dp4 netkas methed
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
change kext also not work for me still gray screen.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 14, 2012, 11:36:26 PM
using ml dp4's files in lion is a bad idea

here is pkg with files working for me, with ati and nvidia drivers



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on June 15, 2012, 02:32:37 AM
ML already has GPUSupport.framework, dunno what you are talking about.
I meant will it fix the cold boot bug in ML.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: icemac on June 15, 2012, 02:56:11 AM
using ml dp4's files in lion is a bad idea

here is pkg with files working for me, with ati and nvidia drivers

http://www.multiupload.nl/BFL30GNWA2

Still only goes to software render not sure if i did something wrong :( or do the files need editing.

Edit:
Ok Figured it out your installer is not installing the GPUSupport.framework properly had to borrow that folder from my DP2 install and move the versions folder into it then all is perfect.

BTW much love netkas finally i don't need to mess around with 10.8 anymore and as a added bonus no cold boot bug <3


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 15, 2012, 03:06:12 AM
The link isnt working :( Is this just the MBP2012 Update 1.0 or is this something else?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 15, 2012, 03:52:47 AM
using ml dp4's files in lion is a bad idea

here is pkg with files working for me, with ati and nvidia drivers

http://www.multiupload.nl/BFL30GNWA2
thanks netkas for your pkg. but I used your method not lion in ML dp4.
I ll replay later.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 15, 2012, 04:15:08 AM
Well again, single HD6950 card installed in Hackintosh will result WHITE SCREEN as same as 10.8 dp when using this MBP update.   :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 15, 2012, 04:25:28 AM
Hop on over to the kepler thread and bask in the glory of the frameworks pulled from 2012 mbp.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Alfa147x on June 15, 2012, 05:55:51 AM
Here are just the framework files you guys need. No kepler
http://goo.gl/8FIS6


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 15, 2012, 06:48:53 AM
Hmm, weird. I installed 10.7.4 clean, threw in the following ATI drivers from MBP update; OpenCL, OpenGL, and GPUSupport frameworks in their respective folders and I got stuck on a screen with spinny thing and apple logo, however, the voiceover tutorial was playing through the speakers at the same time. I don't like GraphicsEnabler, even though that is what i used, so i am going to use ATY_Init and report back. Tell me if I missed any ATI drivers i would need, these are the ones i took:

ATI6000Controller
ATIFramebuffer
ATIRadeonX3000
ATIRadeonX3000GA
ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver
ATIRadeonX3000VADriver
ATISupport

*Note* This is a hackintosh

Update

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32071710/1074_cayman_crash.JPG)

Now i get this after installing ATY_Init :/ Im really thinking i forgot a driver now

Sorry iPhone for some reason flips the pictures when it takes them.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 15, 2012, 06:58:15 AM
I'm using the new netkas pkg fixing the folder GPUSupport.framework in PrivateFrameworks , but after hot or cold reset i only have a white screen and cursor.. :(

I also try whit and without GE ,and the same result.. also i try without ATY kext and same ...

I need another files ?

I'm using the 10.7.3. ( hackintosh )

Edit:
Tested whit a fresh 10.7.4 installation... same white screen whit the cursor :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 15, 2012, 08:18:34 AM
Sorry guys, GPUSupport got borked.

Fixed pkg http://www.sendspace.com/file/cp7dlo


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on June 15, 2012, 08:56:30 AM
6950 early version running efi mod 6970 rom by Netkas works quite well in Mac Pro 4,1/5,1

boots up showing boot screen on dvi...sadly like 6870 it is Single Link at first on 30"...so at 1280x800.

But nice for first time in awhile to see smooth easy boot.

Runs OGLView as "Cayman Pro Prototype"

Crashes hard on OpenCL smallux

Shows lovely green pattern on Unigine

but iTunes A-OK, so better than DP1 of 10.8


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 15, 2012, 09:48:54 AM
Sorry guys, GPUSupport got borked.

Fixed pkg http://www.sendspace.com/file/cp7dlo

Same result, white screen whit cursor !  :'(

Also try this and same :

Try whit and without GE ,and the same result.. also i try without ATY kext and same ...

Tested whit a fresh 10.7.4 installation... same white screen whit the cursor.

I'm making some bad ? or i need some file more ?


Edit: Also try whit and without this in the org.chameleon , whit the same result

<key>PCIRootUID</key>
<string>1</string>


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on June 15, 2012, 09:55:39 AM
sadly like 6870 it is Single Link at first on 30"...so at 1280x800.
Hmm, my 6970's showing bootscreen at native 2560x1600 resolution. Just change resolution to another (for example, 1600x1200) and back to native in System Preferences and then reboot. It will work until you take off your radeon from MP.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 15, 2012, 11:08:43 AM
Same results on a Hack.. 6950@70, white screen with cursor.. tried different combinations, no go :(

And now "Waiting for root device" FUUUUUUUU!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 15, 2012, 01:17:17 PM
Same results on a Hack.. 6950@70, white screen with cursor.. tried different combinations, no go :(

And now "Waiting for root device" FUUUUUUUU!

Same here - on a 6950 - I'm not necessarily getting 'Waiting for root device' but I am getting either a white screen with cursor (warm boot) or a grey screen. I used your most recently uploaded package on 10.7.3 on a hackintosh. You reckon SMBios has anything to do with this? I have a iMac SMBios on right now so should I be using a MacPro one instead?

No luck on MLDP4 either. I can install but no res, no QE/CI, and can only boot with ATI6000Controller is removed. I'm pretty sure my dev id is in there, but still a nogo.

Hopefully things will work out soon.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: dj-rock on June 15, 2012, 02:01:56 PM
Sorry guys, GPUSupport got borked.

Fixed pkg http://www.sendspace.com/file/cp7dlo

sadly white screen on warm and cold boot

HIS Radeon HD6950 2GB IceQ X


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 15, 2012, 02:07:34 PM
Ok after installing this package I still have no acceleration - no cold boot bug either but the lack of acceleration and forced use of the software renderer make it a bit pants.

I've tried installing the mbp mid 2012 update after installing all of the frameworks separately but still no joy.

Initially after installing the package I had a white or grey screen but using screen sharing that was fixed by changing the screen resolution to something else and then changing it back again - after that it would boot fine. Unfortuantely no hardware acceleration so tried installing the mbp update - no change. Then installed all of the kexts one by one and copiedover each of the frameworks, repaired permissions and reboot - again no change. So stuck in software rendering mode. Did i miss anything?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 15, 2012, 02:25:16 PM
Same result white screen with a mouse cursor!!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on June 15, 2012, 02:48:55 PM
Thanks Netkas for your awesome work!!! Can somebody make an easy tutorial to how install lion 10.7.4 with 6970?? Thx!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 15, 2012, 03:19:46 PM
Is your package compatible with hackintosh if used with GraphicsEnabler or ATY_Init?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: val_halla on June 15, 2012, 04:10:06 PM
Hi,

i used the install package on my dell precision m6600 with a firepro 8900 with lion 10.7.4 fresh installed. In verbose mode booting the system throws normal boot messages. Then the screen becomes white with a mouse for a ver short time and it looks like a resolution change also. Then the screen dimming gently to a full black screen.

After that the disk stills works but nothing happens on screen any more. Also nothing on VGA for external monitors.

When i rename the ATI6000...kext the system starts in vesa mode again.

Is there a chance to make the AMD firepro 8900 running, or do i have to change the graphic card? I found the gpu device id in the ATI6000..kext (....6720)

Thanks a lot,

Val_halla


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: endeavour on June 15, 2012, 04:35:32 PM
Thanks Netkas for your awesome work!!! Can somebody make an easy tutorial to how install lion 10.7.4 with 6970?? Thx!

Yes please, after installing 10.7.4, which extensions do we need to replace exactly? is it all the ATI ones? (Apart for the frameworks). ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 15, 2012, 04:49:15 PM
What I did second time;

Clean install Lion
Andys Pro pkg installed
10.7.4 combo update installed
Netkas latest ATI driver installed

Result: White screen and Mouse Cursor! Nothing change.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 15, 2012, 06:26:04 PM
so, looks like still doesnt work on hackintosh


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on June 15, 2012, 06:41:47 PM
well here's what's going on

(http://groths.org/images/DSC_0080.JPG)

Full size: http://groths.org/images/DSC_0080.JPG (http://groths.org/images/DSC_0080.JPG)

using basically all kepler stuff
+
ATISupport
all x3000 bundles
IOGraphicsFamily.kext
ATI6000controller.kext

Result: white screen with cursor

I don't know what to look for but to me "failed to resolve library dependencies" and not loading IOGraphicsFamily might be a clue?

Isnt this the same shit we had with 10.7.3? @ page 13-15. And it was fixed by a patch from you netkas.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 15, 2012, 07:27:41 PM
looks like u borked IOGraphicsFamily.kext, dont use it from mbp :P

here it works on MacPro with files i posted (and mentioned)

try without GE/ATY_Init to let drivers init card


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: icemac on June 15, 2012, 07:51:27 PM
Ok after installing this package I still have no acceleration - no cold boot bug either but the lack of acceleration and forced use of the software renderer make it a bit pants.

I've tried installing the mbp mid 2012 update after installing all of the frameworks separately but still no joy.

Initially after installing the package I had a white or grey screen but using screen sharing that was fixed by changing the screen resolution to something else and then changing it back again - after that it would boot fine. Unfortuantely no hardware acceleration so tried installing the mbp update - no change. Then installed all of the kexts one by one and copiedover each of the frameworks, repaired permissions and reboot - again no change. So stuck in software rendering mode. Did i miss anything?

Make sure you actually have GPUSupport.framework inside system/library/private frameworks
Also make sure the permissions are System read & write, wheel read only, and everyone read only Kext wizard is nice for fixing that. for me the repair permission didn't do it proper.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on June 15, 2012, 07:57:26 PM
so, looks like still doesnt work on hackintosh
It works but only in dual gpu configurations.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: val_halla on June 15, 2012, 08:32:38 PM
Still not working on my Dell precision M6600. I will now change the card to a nvidia 4000m because the many missing important anwers will do a bad game with time.

Thanks, val_halla


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 15, 2012, 08:47:59 PM
is this working on hackintosh or not? I tried 2 times and get white screen and mouse cursor with Sapphire 6950. If somebody worked this on hackintosh please explain how did it?

Did you see this said every ATI card working on OSX but I dont understand anything;

http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=736


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on June 15, 2012, 11:29:37 PM
looks like u borked IOGraphicsFamily.kext, dont use it from mbp :P

here it works on MacPro with files i posted (and mentioned)

try without GE/ATY_Init to let drivers init card

I tried to use the IOGraphicsFamily from native 10.7.4. Same result! IOGraphicsFamily not loading  ???

And I'm not using ATY_Init  :-\

I'll try disable GE


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 02:01:08 AM
Here are my findings with netkas' package on a freshly installed partition of lion 10.7.4. No matter if the drivers init the card, or i use a method of assistance, such as ATY_Init or GraphicsEnabler, I get a pesky white screen w/o cursor. Also no reports in the verbose log of anything failing to load. All of the drivers are present and loaded. I am going to try to set it up and ssh into it and get an ioreg dump and see whats up.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 16, 2012, 02:30:41 AM
looks like u borked IOGraphicsFamily.kext, dont use it from mbp :P

here it works on MacPro with files i posted (and mentioned)

try without GE/ATY_Init to let drivers init card

I tried to use the IOGraphicsFamily from native 10.7.4. Same result! IOGraphicsFamily not loading  ???

And I'm not using ATY_Init  :-\

I'll try disable GE

I also get this - however in MLDP4. No matter if I use your binary patch or not, it won't load. Can only boot if 6000Controller is removed.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 02:49:47 AM
To anyone out there with the 6970 working in 10.7.4, can you post an ioreg dump maybe? Or at least post about what frame buffer is loaded. For those who dont know, you can find this by using ioregistryexplorer then looking under gfx0 tree, and you will see ATY,(frame buffer personality)@(a number).Many thanks


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on June 16, 2012, 04:06:23 AM
gibba


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 16, 2012, 04:32:27 AM
mhmm. doesn't work in Hackintosh just yet.

Updated from 10.7.3 to 10.7.4, then used netkas' package, reboot, white screen with cursor. Using GE=No, no ATY_Init, nothing. Just that.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 04:34:24 AM
Well, no luck on the ioreg dump for me. I set this thing up for ssh, and when i attempted to ssh, it stalled out. I then pinged it and I got a message saying host is down, meaning that my computer has a DHCP lease over ethernet, but it crashed, so the white screen is really a failed graphics driver + kp. This was not the case with the white screen as a result of a cold boot in 10.7.2. I could ping my machine and ssh to it. i am going to check the log files and see if there is anything weird. Also worth noting, on my system I can see that the frame buffer has failed, because I get a white screen with a bunch of garbage at the top, something cuts signal to monitor, then a flat white screen comes back up. Is the 6000 controller treating the gibba personality differently than in 10.7.2?

Update

Cant even get any good logs. None of them are even stored from boot up. The last logs that are present in system.log, kernel.log, and windowserver.log are from before installation of kexts and i was running in VESA mode.

I also tried different framebuffer personalities just for the hell of it, and had the exact same issue. This leads me to believe that the issue is still within the acceleration part of the driver (ATIRadeonX3000)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 16, 2012, 05:15:02 AM
Well, no luck on the ioreg dump for me. I set this thing up for ssh, and when i attempted to ssh, it stalled out. I then pinged it and I got a message saying host is down, meaning that my computer has a DHCP lease over ethernet, but it crashed, so the white screen is really a failed graphics driver + kp. This was not the case with the white screen as a result of a cold boot in 10.7.2. I could ping my machine and ssh to it. i am going to check the log files and see if there is anything weird. Also worth noting, on my system I can see that the frame buffer has failed, because I get a white screen with a bunch of garbage at the top, something cuts signal to monitor, then a flat white screen comes back up. Is the 6000 controller treating the gibba personality differently than in 10.7.2?

Update

Cant even get any good logs. None of them are even stored from boot up. The last logs that are present in system.log, kernel.log, and windowserver.log are from before installation of kexts and i was running in VESA mode.

I also tried different framebuffer personalities just for the hell of it, and had the exact same issue. This leads me to believe that the issue is still within the acceleration part of the driver (ATIRadeonX3000)

I'm always thinking about is that an emulation problem of chameleon which cannot really POST the card to the mac os X or I'm just thinking too much?  :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bedo on June 16, 2012, 05:16:59 AM
Update Lion to 10.7.2 to 10.7.4 using this file "Update 11E2620 from MBP2012.pkg"
after that restart
click about that mac
says " 10.7.4 " ok.

but Vram = 5mb

after using this pach from nektas CaymanDrivers " 6970 Package 10.7.2.pkg "

freeze on boot screen

used grahpicenabler = no

any ideas?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 05:28:11 AM
Well, no luck on the ioreg dump for me. I set this thing up for ssh, and when i attempted to ssh, it stalled out. I then pinged it and I got a message saying host is down, meaning that my computer has a DHCP lease over ethernet, but it crashed, so the white screen is really a failed graphics driver + kp. This was not the case with the white screen as a result of a cold boot in 10.7.2. I could ping my machine and ssh to it. i am going to check the log files and see if there is anything weird. Also worth noting, on my system I can see that the frame buffer has failed, because I get a white screen with a bunch of garbage at the top, something cuts signal to monitor, then a flat white screen comes back up. Is the 6000 controller treating the gibba personality differently than in 10.7.2?

Update

Cant even get any good logs. None of them are even stored from boot up. The last logs that are present in system.log, kernel.log, and windowserver.log are from before installation of kexts and i was running in VESA mode.

I also tried different framebuffer personalities just for the hell of it, and had the exact same issue. This leads me to believe that the issue is still within the acceleration part of the driver (ATIRadeonX3000)

I'm always thinking about is that an emulation problem of chameleon which cannot really POST the card to the mac os X or I'm just thinking too much?  :-\

Good idea, but I would reckon not because no matter what method I initialized the card (ATY_Init, GraphicsEnabler, the drivers themselves) i always got the same result. I don't know about anyone else, but I think this is a case of dubious coding by apple. Hey Rommy, you don't have to do this, but is there any way that you could maybe boot your mac pro with the 6970 running a stock pc bios. Not that an EFI rom will help hackintoshers in any way, but I just think that this might be something intentional. If you do, tell me if you get the same garbage at the top of the screen and then a flash to a white screen. Please don't feel like you must though, because I am many times very cautious about flashing my gfx cards.

Edit

I recant my previous statement about the issue residing in ATIRadeonX3000, I forgot about previous posts and I figured that out after booting without it :/

Edit 2.0

I was using old 10.7.4 kexts. Excuse me while i go rip my hair out.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 16, 2012, 06:07:11 AM
Good idea, but I would reckon not because no matter what method I initialized the card (ATY_Init, GraphicsEnabler, the drivers themselves) i always got the same result. I don't know about anyone else, but I think this is a case of dubious coding by apple. Hey Rommy, you don't have to do this, but is there any way that you could maybe boot your mac pro with the 6970 running a stock pc bios. Not that an EFI rom will help hackintoshers in any way, but I just think that this might be something intentional. If you do, tell me if you get the same garbage at the top of the screen and then a flash to a white screen. Please don't feel like you must though, because I am many times very cautious about flashing my gfx cards.

Edit

I recant my previous statement about the issue residing in ATIRadeonX3000, I forgot about previous posts and I figured that out after booting without it :/

When you look carefully when you're using GE, ATY_init. All those thingy will tell you that "The Card has been POSTed, exiting..." Maybe that is the problem of legacy bios thingy. I don't know.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on June 16, 2012, 06:27:36 AM
If anybody is interested this is a ioreg dump from working hack using MSI Lightning Edition 6970, booting from 8600GT on ML DP4


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 07:03:40 AM
And here is my dump, using a 6950, mbp2012 drivers and frameworks, 10.7.4 and a GTX 465 helper card as the primary card. My findings with the 6950 are... interesting. It threw ioreg into debug mode because the drivers are all mangled when they are loaded. Sys Inf displays it as the "6xxx series" and it has booted using RadeonFramebuffer rather than Gibba. Included are both .txt and .ioreg versions of my dump.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32071710/dump.zip

So when I boot this thing with a monitor hooked up to both the 6950 and the GTX465, I get stuck on blue screen on both monitors, and the 6950 goes thru 2 shades of blue. If I plug in the monitor after, it will bring down both to the blue screen. Finally, I get a white screen if I boot with one monitor plugged into the 6950.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bedo on June 16, 2012, 08:51:33 AM
what is the iogreg dump?

my system boot nice but i can't get work my ATI 6970 AsusDirectCUII 2GB

my iogreg file it's here
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/85729040/bedo.ioreg.txt
i click about this mac

says

Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 6900 Series 5 MB


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 09:14:05 AM
I was wondering how your computer was booting on 10.7.4, and I think i know why now. You don't have X3000.kext loaded, which apparently lets the frame buffer run w/o acceleration. If you just ran the delta update, and thats it, and i don't even know how you ran it because it checks for what system you are running it on, but you have a borked system, in a good way, somewhat. The graphics frameworks included in the delta update are incomplete, therefore the x3000 driver did not load, as it has nothing to work with. Due to this, you are able to boot, but without acceleration. If and when a proper method for using these cards in 10.7.4 comes out, i suggest you run the combo update before doing it, because you are running a very, very, very unique build beyond the fact that it is the mbp2012 update, but rather that you never applied it to a 10.7.4 system.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bedo on June 16, 2012, 09:54:57 AM
I was wondering how your computer was booting on 10.7.4, and I think i know why now. You don't have X3000.kext loaded, which apparently lets the frame buffer run w/o acceleration. If you just ran the delta update, and thats it, and i don't even know how you ran it because it checks for what system you are running it on, but you have a borked system, in a good way, somewhat. The graphics frameworks included in the delta update are incomplete, therefore the x3000 driver did not load, as it has nothing to work with. Due to this, you are able to boot, but without acceleration. If and when a proper method for using these cards in 10.7.4 comes out, i suggest you run the combo update before doing it, because you are running a very, very, very unique build beyond the fact that it is the mbp2012 update, but rather that you never applied it to a 10.7.4 system.

i after install these pach
ati and nvidia drivers from MBP2012 for 10.7.4.pkg

white screen and mouse
with ati_init or w/o ati init...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 16, 2012, 12:55:01 PM
Well i tried with a "helper" card. I enabled the HD3000 in my 2500k and booted with netkas's latest MBP2012 drivers. Everything works perfectly... no coldboot bug, acceleration.. didn't try msaa, but there's no reason why it wouldn't work.

EDIT: Wow... unigine is impressively weird!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 01:04:08 PM
Ok so this does work!

I just did a clean install of Lion, installed the package straight away, rebooted and got the usual white screen and mouse pointer so i did my old Mountain lion trick and put the hack to sleep, woke it up and voila we have life!

Need to work out why on a hack its necessary to sleep and wake - something can't be getting initialised properly via chameleon.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 02:10:27 PM
OK done some more work with this - installing the package on a clean lion install is fine, however installing it on an existing 10.7.4 install does not work (no acceleration).

Am now trying to install 10.7 over the top of 10.7.4 so i can install the package again and see if that works...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: byzyn4ik on June 16, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
In hackintosh Card Works after wake up from sleep (same as Mountian Lion DP2) but There is no QE/CI , why? resolutions and frameuffer works :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 02:15:22 PM
In hackintosh Card Works after wake up from sleep (same as Mountian Lion DP2) but There is no QE/CI , why? resolutions and frameuffer works :)

Install the package on top of a clean 10.7 install (not 10.7.4) and after wake qe/ci WILL work. Something in 10.7.4 stops it working - am trying to install 10.7 over the top of an existing 10.7.4 install to see if that fixs it (messy and long work around but Im curious).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Garak on June 16, 2012, 02:33:57 PM
Hey Andy, thanks for helping to get it running. ;)

This is most likely a very stupid question, but how did you put it into sleep from the screen with cursor? Just by pressing the button on the front of the computer or is there an option there? I can't test it right now but the ways I found were:

Quote
Go to the Apple menu and choose "Sleep"
On some Macs, press control-eject and choose "Sleep" from the window that appears, or command-option-eject to sleep immediately
On some Macs, you can press the power button and choose "Sleep" from the window that appears
Use Energy Saver to sleep your Mac after a set time of inactivity or at a particular time of day
On all Mac laptops, just close the lid to put it to sleep.

My Lion install died a while ago so I just reinstalled Windows to be able to use Photoshop and avoid the cold boot but this is really great news.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 02:40:01 PM
Hey Andy, thanks for helping to get it running. ;)

This is most likely a very stupid question, but how did you put it into sleep from the screen with cursor? Just by pressing the button on the front of the computer or is there an option there? I can't test it right now but the ways I found were:

Just push the power button


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Garak on June 16, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
Cheers I'll give it a shot.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 16, 2012, 02:46:28 PM
Hi,

First: thanks to netkas and andy and everyone else who has been involved in this. I've got a couple of questions:

1) I've been a lurker on this forum / this thread for about a year. How many other lurkers are constantly reloading this page? :-)

2) Has anyone got this working on a Hackintosh yet? I'm just about to do a clean install of 10.7.4. I might be thick and may have missed something in the thread, but I can only see people who have had failed attempts. What solutions may there be in the future if it doesn't quite work yet? Binary patching of the drivers? Helper cards?

Thanks again

Dave




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 02:55:14 PM
Yup I have it working on my Hack however the instal method so far is unpleasant to say the least!

Your best chance would be do a clean 10.7 install, boot with -s and then
mount -uw /

cd system/library/extensions

rm -R ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
cd ..
cd caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/
rm -R Extension.mkext

reboot

Now install netkas package - you should have working acceleration qe/ci etc after using the sleep wake from sleep trick.

I just managed to get it working on an existing install but it was a metric shitload of grief. Basically I had to set my smbios.plist to identiofy itself as a MacBookPro9,1 install 10.7 over the top of my existing 10.7.4 install, once that had finished I deleted the gldriverbundle via the above method, rebooted, installed the new driver package, installed the 10.7.4 update combo, quit the installer and then installed the mbp mid 2012 update. It works now but you have to sleep and wake for some goddamn stupid reason.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 16, 2012, 02:58:11 PM
Hi Andy,

Thanks for the quick reply.

As far as I understand, upgrading from 10.7 to 10.7.4 afterwards would bust it again, correct?

Dave


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
No that 'should' be ok - I immediately installed the mbp update after 10.7.4 just to be sure but it 'should' be ok


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on June 16, 2012, 03:34:09 PM
i told u, this is like a deja vu from page 13-15 where we had the EXACT same problem as we do now.

it's the same 10.7.4-problem... one we never solved (except for sleep-n-wake or dual gpu).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 16, 2012, 03:54:04 PM
i told u, this is like a deja vu from page 13-15 where we had the EXACT same problem as we do now.

it's the same 10.7.4-problem... one we never solved (except for sleep-n-wake or dual gpu).

Slightly different now in that it also fucks my network card lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 16, 2012, 04:11:15 PM
I actually had no problems installing it on top of an normal 10.7.4. QE/CI working, no problems with the network. I can't get it to wake up from sleep though, so i can't test the other method, but with the helper card it works nicely.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: douglasroos on June 16, 2012, 04:36:03 PM
I'm about to install iAtkos L2 on my PC, it is a gigabyte h55m-ud2h with a core i5 750 6gb of ram and a MSI Twin Frozr III HD 6950, if i install Lion 10.7.2 and then the package posted here it will work? or i had to update to 10.7.4? i'm very newbie to this, previously i had Lion with the same system but differente card, an HD 4870 and worked like a charm but i screwed the card so... Thanks for the replies!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 16, 2012, 06:26:42 PM
i told u, this is like a deja vu from page 13-15 where we had the EXACT same problem as we do now.

it's the same 10.7.4-problem... one we never solved (except for sleep-n-wake or dual gpu).

Slightly different now in that it also fucks my network card lol

I always think that it is the problem of chameleon, but i've posted it in the forge (when 10.8 dp1 is out) and no one replied me. They changed the issue's status into 'Invaild' few months later. sigh.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: o3nicky on June 16, 2012, 07:32:35 PM
Thanks for all the help you guys. Question though,.. how do you put the hack into sleep mode? You mentioned power button, but that doesn't do anything to my computer (unless you hold the power button, which totally shuts down the computer).



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on June 16, 2012, 07:58:01 PM
I just installed 10.7.2 lion, I removed the kext atiradeonx3000gldriver.bundle, installed the pkg and now I only get a blank screen. How can I fix this problem?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 16, 2012, 09:03:31 PM
Hi everyone,

Right; I just had a little play and got the 6970 fully working on my Hackintosh:

1) Installed 10.7.4 via UniBeast (I downloaded from the Appstore *today*- I don't know if their images have been updated for the new MacBook Pros). The installer detects the 6970, but has the cold boot problem when you first boot, so I soft-rebooted and it installed without problems.

2) After that, I booted into my other Lion installation (on a different drive) and installed netkas's pkg file to the new installation.

3) Rebooted.. white screen with mouse pointer.. Rebooted again.. same thing.

4) Tried the put to sleep and wake trick, but the system wouldn't wake back up.

5) Went into my bios and set my onboard graphics card as the primary card (i.e. get initialised first).

6) Plugged one monitor into the onboard graphics card (DVI), and my other monitor into the 6970 (also DVI).

7) Rebooted => no white screen and full res with all the bells and whistles. Chess works. No lockups.


I'll post more after I've done some more experiments, but I've just jiggered everything by installing too many kexts with multibeast, so I'm reinstalling again.


Hope this helps someone.


Dave


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: PiSToL on June 16, 2012, 09:04:54 PM

 This is what I tried in my hackintosh:


 In my current 10.7.4 setup installed "ati and nvidia drivers from MBP2012 for 10.7.4.pkg"

Reboot, White screen w/o cursor.

Boot with -s replaced ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle with the vanilla ones from 10.7.4

Boot again and I was able to get to the desktop.

Chess working, Itunes load buy no hardware acceleration.

Good Luck everybody.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 16, 2012, 10:15:51 PM
guys, try to use keys from 6970@mac

here is dev-properties for my 6970 that works fine

http://rghost.ru/38706487

I hope u remember how to use it (edit pci address, convert to hex string, place to boot.plist)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 16, 2012, 10:43:45 PM
Convert the whole plist file or only the range that has all the info in it (i.e. not the XML header)?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 16, 2012, 10:55:37 PM
Hmm.

Seems like we have it working! I will have to try this when I get back home.

Andy's suggestion seems a bit on - since he says it only works on a clean install (10.7.0) which I am not liking but we'll see.

I have a Core i5-2500k so I will use the onboard graphics trick and see if it works (hopefully it does!). Saves a bit of time from downgrading which I have no clue how to do.

I can't seem to get the sleep trick to work, my computer goes to 'standby' mode but the power never actually turns off. Argh.

Oh well, we'll see!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 17, 2012, 12:28:00 AM
Guys Im really crying right now  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Everthings work right now iTunes Cover Flow, Chess, Adobe Bridge, No Cold Boot almost everything...

What I did? Nothing?

Im already using 10.7.4 I didnt install clean version or something like that. Actually I tried yesterday with clean install but I got same result white screen with mouse cursor then I tried Andys idea yesterday but I failed. Why I failed cause I forgot to delete NUllCpuPowerManagment.kext. My bios modified bios. I have 3 HD I cloned my Primary 10.7.4 HD with Carbon Cloner to other HD. Then I installed Netkas pkg above my Primary HD to Cloner HD. Then deleted NUllCpuPowerManagment.kext in Cloner HD above to Primary HD. Then restart to machine as usual I got white screen and mouse cursor. Finally I press to Power Button and my machine wake up... Woola everthings work right now....

My guess you dont need anything just you must be sure before the install is your machine sleep and wake works if it works and you get white sreen and mouse cursor just press to Power Button.

Other options to Power Button; If you are use Apple Keyboard like me when you got white screen and Mouse Cursor Click to Opt+Cmd+Eject then wait 3 second then Click Opt+Cmd+Eject
again.

What still doesnt work OpenCL!!! Photoshop Normal and Advanced and Cinema 4D OpenCL doesnt work!

Ps; My cards is Sapphire 6950 2GB


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Garak on June 17, 2012, 04:11:57 AM
So the colours are still messed up in Photoshop unless you switch to CMYK?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sea_man on June 17, 2012, 04:41:54 AM
Guys Im really crying right now  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Everthings work right now iTunes Cover Flow, Chess, Adobe Bridge, No Cold Boot almost everything...

What I did? Nothing?

Im already using 10.7.4 I didnt install clean version or something like that. Actually I tried yesterday with clean install but I got same result white screen with mouse cursor then I tried Andys idea yesterday but I failed. Why I failed cause I forgot to delete NUllCpuPowerManagment.kext. My bios modified bios. I have 3 HD I cloned my Primary 10.7.4 HD with Carbon Cloner to other HD. Then I installed Netkas pkg above my Primary HD to Cloner HD. Then deleted NUllCpuPowerManagment.kext in Cloner HD above to Primary HD. Then restart to machine as usual I got white screen and mouse cursor. Finally I press to Power Button and my machine wake up... Woola everthings work right now....

My guess you dont need anything just you must be sure before the install is your machine sleep and wake works if it works and you get white sreen and mouse cursor just press to Power Button.

Other options to Power Button; If you are use Apple Keyboard like me when you got white screen and Mouse Cursor Click to Opt+Cmd+Eject then wait 3 second then Click Opt+Cmd+Eject
again.

What still doesnt work OpenCL!!! Photoshop Normal and Advanced and Cinema 4D OpenCL doesnt work!

Ps; My cards is Sapphire 6950 2GB

Also i will cry, but because i can't have sleep in my setup and i have a 6950 :(

Better i will pray for full support under ML gm, for now i can live whit the cool boot !

PD: thanks for your test and how to ;) !


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: val_halla on June 17, 2012, 06:44:00 AM
Hi,

 :D  :(    half success

My Dell Precision is now working with the Firepro 8900 on Lion 10.7.4.

BUT:

I only have the screen on external VGA Connector.

Does anybody have an idea to bring my screen back on my notebook-panel?

Thanks Val_halla


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 17, 2012, 07:41:41 AM
No matter what I try, I always get garbage at top of white screen, then screen shuts off, then a white screen without a cursor comes back up, with no response from the system, nor to I get anything from the power button (won't sleep, but this system can if diff gfx card is in it). Ive tried everything mentioned and still get the same exact results. Any ideas? Maybe it is because I am not using either gfxenabler or ATY_Init and letting the drivers init card?

Val, you are posting in the wrong thread. Your card is based on the 68xx desktop series. Nevertheless, in order for you to get it on internal display, you must do something similar to this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=268109 (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=268109)



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 08:06:52 AM
Fuck.

I typed alotta shit up but stupid forum had an error.

Anyways, in short - got it working. No real steps here, jsut re-installed 10.7.4 update (not combo because i cbf download that much) and then rebooted and set primary card to onboard, i.e. intel hd 3000 and then got to desktop, installed the package by netkas, reboot, 2 cables, hdmi in intel hd and vga in 6950, got to desktop, no qe/ci, removed intel hd 3000 hdmi cable, voila. Everything working. Will do some tests if requested but here's a screenie.. QE/CI, itunes no panic, chess works, youtube works. yeh.

EDIT: oh yeah, I'm using GE=Yes for the Intel HD. Will try without to see what happens. Stay tuned!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 08:26:22 AM
Fuck.

I typed alotta shit up but stupid forum had an error.

Anyways, in short - got it working. No real steps here, jsut re-installed 10.7.4 update (not combo because i cbf download that much) and then rebooted and set primary card to onboard, i.e. intel hd 3000 and then got to desktop, installed the package by netkas, reboot, 2 cables, hdmi in intel hd and vga in 6950, got to desktop, no qe/ci, removed intel hd 3000 hdmi cable, voila. Everything working. Will do some tests if requested but here's a screenie.. QE/CI, itunes no panic, chess works, youtube works. yeh.

EDIT: oh yeah, I'm using GE=Yes for the Intel HD. Will try without to see what happens. Stay tuned!

I wonder if the sleep/wake trick is only necessary for k series sandybridge processors in motherboards that do NOT support the onboard gpu - perhaps its trying to initialise that gpu even though the board doesnt support it...

I'll do some more testing later and remove all of the hd3000 kexts first to see if that makes any difference.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 08:32:25 AM
Hmm I'm not sure. But anyways, I disabled GE, now it boots with QE/CI so I don't have to unplug the HDMI cable.
I'm happy with where I'm at now so I'm not gonna bother with anything else..

I have a 2500k but I can't sleep my hackintosh yet. still can't figure that one out.

EDIT: nevermind.. Everything is choppy with. =\ Removing the cable once again makes everything excellente!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on June 17, 2012, 09:47:14 AM
Photoshop and Unigine still showing artifacts.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 10:27:28 AM
Going to test Unigine now.

I don't know if this is relevant but After Effects works fine I guess.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on June 17, 2012, 10:38:56 AM

 This is what I tried in my hackintosh:


 In my current 10.7.4 setup installed "ati and nvidia drivers from MBP2012 for 10.7.4.pkg"

Reboot, White screen w/o cursor.

Boot with -s replaced ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle with the vanilla ones from 10.7.4

Boot again and I was able to get to the desktop.

Chess working, Itunes load buy no hardware acceleration.

Good Luck everybody.

Can you share these vanilla files??


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 10:49:41 AM
eeh Unigine fails here!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: val_halla on June 17, 2012, 11:16:20 AM
Still no luck with my HD6970 in my notebook.

Right now i still get the signal on external VGA-Port instead of my notebook display but QE/CI working great.

I already worked on my DSDT and comment CRT and DVI-Devices but not change.

My questions:
a) Is the DSDT able to fix the black screen/mixup problem, or is some driver overriding the dsdt screens?
b) If not where do i have to search further?

Please help..., Experts give me a chance to make this notebook running with OSX....

Thanks, val_halla


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on June 17, 2012, 11:28:13 AM
eeh Unigine fails here!

yeah, same issue I had

very green & blocky


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 12:21:05 PM

I'll do some more testing later and remove all of the hd3000 kexts first to see if that makes any difference.

Didn't make any difference, still need to use sleep and wake to get to desktop. Even attempting screen sharing from my other hack to access it before using the sleep wake trick (i.e. while white screen and cursor is showing) will lock the hack hard.

I did another package installation btw over the top of a cloned existing 10.7.4 install and it worked fine as long as i deleted the existing ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle first - so it could just be something as silly as permissions that were messing it up.

My Network issue was down to a dodgy kext that wasnt playing nicely when waking from sleep so that was an easy fix.

Current situation is boots to white screen with mouse pointer - sleep/wake and it works.
Attempting to access via screen sharing whilst in the white screen mouse pointer mode will hard lock
Booting with -x to white screen with mouse pointer and I can access via screen sharing without the hard lock.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 12:22:05 PM

I'll do some more testing later and remove all of the hd3000 kexts first to see if that makes any difference.

Didn't make any difference, still need to use sleep and wake to get to desktop. Even attempting screen sharing from my other hack to access it before using the sleep wake trick (i.e. while white screen and cursor is showing) will lock the hack hard.

I did another package installation btw over the top of a cloned existing 10.7.4 install and it worked fine as long as i deleted the existing ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle first - so it could just be something as silly as permissions that were messing it up.

My Network issue was down to a dodgy kext that wasnt playing nicely when waking from sleep so that was an easy fix.

Current situation is boots to white screen with mouse pointer - sleep/wake and it works.
Attempting to access via screen sharing whilst in the white screen mouse pointer mode will hard lock
Booting with -x to white screen with mouse pointer and I can access via screen sharing without the hard lock.

are you trying this on a hack?
what are you specs?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 12:30:32 PM
Yup it's a hack based on an 8gig P8P67Pro with a 2500k cpu, OCZ SSD and a PowerColor HD6970 using an overclocked XFX bios


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 12:53:22 PM
hmm I have the same cpu as you, 2500k. Right now I can boot into Lion 10.7.4 no cold boot bug (i think) and everything generally working. Haven't really done any stress tests except for Unigine which completely failed.

I'm using the 'helper card' method. That's not working for you?

EDIT: oh yea my card is a non-reference gigabyte 6950 so i can't really help you on that one.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
Im not using a helper card - kind of defeats the object of replacing a pair of 6870's with a single 6970 lol

I also get the green 'hulk smash' mess when running unigine btw

Does your mobo support the onboard vga of the 2500k? I have a suspicion this is the clue.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on June 17, 2012, 01:41:30 PM
Well by 'helper card' i meant using the onboard graphics ahaha. and yes it supports it. I set it to the primary boot device so pretty much I've set it to boot to my hackintosh hdd and chameleon autoboots into mac os x lion, but i see just a blank screen until it boots because i'm connected via the vga cable to the 6950. saves me from plugging the hdmi cable into the intel hd slot.

this probably means that it's using the intel hd graphics to boot up and once you're actually in the os, the 6950 is able to initialise. otherwise you get nothing. but that's just a guess.

EDIT: hold on i misread your post. i think it does support vga from my 2500k not sure, have to check tomorrow..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 17, 2012, 02:53:14 PM
Still no luck with my HD6970 in my notebook.

Right now i still get the signal on external VGA-Port instead of my notebook display but QE/CI working great.

I already worked on my DSDT and comment CRT and DVI-Devices but not change.

My questions:
a) Is the DSDT able to fix the black screen/mixup problem, or is some driver overriding the dsdt screens?
b) If not where do i have to search further?

Please help..., Experts give me a chance to make this notebook running with OSX....

Thanks, val_halla

Urs arent cayman but Barts, based on 6850, no Idea why u ever mess with these mbp2012 drivers


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on June 17, 2012, 02:58:50 PM
Guys I did some tests. I installed iATKOS 10.7.2 and entered into the system by removing the kext atix300gldriver.bundle. I installed the update for 10.7.4. The next time you reboot, also trying to remove the same kext I got a white screen. Through windows using MacDrive I installed the new drivers present in the new macbook with its framework. I tried to enter the system with the flag GraphicsEnabler = No, but I always had the same result. Can anyone help me? Thank you.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 03:11:33 PM
Guys I did some tests. I installed iATKOS 10.7.2 and entered into the system by removing the kext atix300gldriver.bundle. I installed the update for 10.7.4. The next time you reboot, also trying to remove the same kext I got a white screen. Through windows using MacDrive I installed the new drivers present in the new macbook with its framework. I tried to enter the system with the flag GraphicsEnabler = No, but I always had the same result. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

Argh read the thread! If you are using a hack and have a white screen with mouse pointer put the system to sleep and instantly wake it again - if sleep doesn;t work you are shit out of luck and no amount of asking is going to help!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 03:16:53 PM
Can anybody with a hackintosh that IS NOT using a sandybridge k series processor (thats the one with the built in gpu such as 2500k or 2600k) and that isn't using a laptop with a 6970m - ie somebody using a core2 duo or quad with a 6950 or 6970 please step forward with your results?

I have a suspicion that the reason I need to sleep and then wake to initialise my display is to do with osx mistakenly thinking I have dual gpu's even though yes my cpu does have the intel hd3000 crap onboard which my p67 chipset does not support. I could be grasping at straws though because i dont have any such issues using an almost identical system with an Nvidia gtx570 although there are no mac models using sandybridge with nvidia cards so maybe its not as crazy as it sounds!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 17, 2012, 04:01:33 PM
Hopefully I am going to get on this today, currently tho am doing all my system maintenance / house cleaning and backing up, before I wade in and destroy my system.

I have a hack (i7 in a gigabyte ex58 usb3) with no onboard gpu. But have a choice of 5770 or 6970 to fit in, so will be able to try with and without helper cards. My system currently sleeps correctly, and I can also connect 3 monitors simultaneously to any of the cards /sockets including display ports and hdmi so will also be able to find out what framebuffers do what.

Currently I'm running 10.6.8, so am planning to upgrade to 10.7 then update, get everything working, then start messing with the 6970 (MSi twin forza III)

If anyone has any advice before I start then let me know... Don't know that I'll get finished today due to family stuff so don't hold your breath for me.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 17, 2012, 04:10:49 PM
My advice - backup first and then let rip lol



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sparky28000 on June 17, 2012, 04:25:16 PM
Got my 2 HD6950s working but just like in Mountain Lion I have to put the DVI cable in the second GPU otherwise it will show the white screen with cursor. (I5 2500k also)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 17, 2012, 05:12:24 PM
Ok just finished installing 10.7.3 ok, have ran the multibeast upgrade utility and scripts and have run the chimera 1.10.0 bootloader installer.
 
(10.7.3 is what was sat on my old install hdd from having done all this in the past unsuccessfully I might add)

Currently awaiting on the 10.7.4 combo update from apple to dl. So once thats down gonna reboot and check the system is working ok. Then will run the 10.7.4 update. Hopefully I won't bork it somewhere along the way.

Now whats the latest with the replacement kexts / frameworks that I then need to install over the top of 10.7.4 ?? Can someone repost a link of the latest and complete kit please :)

Man I hate doing updates...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DariosF on June 17, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
Maybe if somebody wrote a simplified guide me and other users would not have so many doubts.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 17, 2012, 08:59:28 PM
My results are: a screen with black bars at the top, goes black, then to another white without cursor and without any response to power button or keyboard combo for sleep, despite the fact that my system is fully capable of and set up for sleep. I believe it is a kernel panic and gfx driver are too much of a flaming mess to display anything. Checked all the logs and no reports of anything tho.

Even when trying a helper card my graphics won't work, but it seems to me that RadeonFramebuffer is the key to hackintoshes, because that is what is kicking in when you use a helper card.
This is on my x58-ud3r (no integrated gpu)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 17, 2012, 09:24:34 PM
Well, here on MacPro 6970 gets Gibba as framebuffer + 6970 is posted by efi driver

maybe the post procedure of efi vs bios is a bit different, so it results in card being in a bit different state and causing problems on hackintoshes

In case of using helper card, 6970 just isnt posted and so driver inits it and u have it working fine.

Just got an idea, force driver to think 6970 isnt posted.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 17, 2012, 09:36:33 PM
Guys, try this, binary of ati6000Controller

http://rghost.ru/38724973

its 32-bit only, so boot with 32-bit kernel

tried to force asicInit with the patch


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 17, 2012, 10:06:50 PM
Finally installed 10.7.4 and got everything running after dealing with a few cmos resets and such fun, with the original 5770 in only system worked.

Installed the package from Netkas : http://www.sendspace.com/file/cp7dlo  (http://www.sendspace.com/file/cp7dlo)

Rebooted with 6970 in. Loaded upto a white screen, no cursor. System refused to sleep so couldn't really get any further with that.

Installed the 5770 in the primary pcie slot (connected via 1xdvi), and the 6970 in pcie 2 (connected with 2xdvi and 1x display port).

System came up fine, all screens cards active able to login and so far so good, all is working everything is playing nice  :o

here is framebuffer the system is currently using:

Last login: Sun Jun 17 21:40:48 on console
Andys-Mac-Pro:~ andy$ ioreg | grep ATY
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,Vervet@0  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x100000374, registered,$
    | |   |   | | +-o ATY_Vervet  <class ATIFramebuffer, id 0x10000037d, regist$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,Vervet@1  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x100000375, registered,$
    | |   |   | | +-o ATY_Vervet  <class ATIFramebuffer, id 0x100000383, regist$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,Vervet@2  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x100000376, registered,$
    | |   |   | | +-o ATY_Vervet  <class ATIFramebuffer, id 0x100000389, regist$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,Vervet@3  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x100000377, registered,$
    | |   |   | | +-o ATY_Vervet  <class ATIFramebuffer, id 0x10000038f, regist$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,ATY,RadeonFramebuffer@0  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x1000003$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,ATY,RadeonFramebuffer@1  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x1000003$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,ATY,RadeonFramebuffer@2  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x1000003$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,ATY,RadeonFramebuffer@3  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x1000003$
    | |   |   | +-o ATY,ATY,RadeonFramebuffer@4  <class AtiFbStub, id 0x1000003$
Andys-Mac-Pro:~ andy$


Graphic enabler set to yes

System see the 5770 ok as is. Reports the 6970 as 6xxx

ATI Radeon HD 6xxx:

  Chipset Model:   ATI Radeon HD 6xxx
  Type:   GPU
  Bus:   PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width:   x16
  VRAM (Total):   2048 MB
  Vendor:   ATI (0x1002)
  Device ID:   0x6718
  Revision ID:   0x0000
  Displays:
DELL U2311H:
  Resolution:   1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  Pixel Depth:   32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Display Serial Number:   HV8XP07708YL
  Mirror:   Off
  Online:   Yes
  Rotation:   Supported
S220HQL:
  Resolution:   1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  Pixel Depth:   32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Display Serial Number:   LTK0R0062400
  Mirror:   Off
  Online:   Yes
  Rotation:   Supported
S220HQL:
  Resolution:   1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  Pixel Depth:   32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Display Serial Number:   LTK0R0062400
  Mirror:   Off
  Online:   Yes
  Rotation:   Supported


The 2x DVi sockets on the 6970 are working, AND the display port is working as well!!!

Now if only the 6970 could work without a helper card.....


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sparky28000 on June 17, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
Guys, try this, binary of ati6000Controller

http://rghost.ru/38724973

its 32-bit only, so boot with 32-bit kernel

tried to force asicInit with the patch

Tried it on my hackintosh with 2 HD6950s. At first instead of a white screen with cursor it just displayed a black screen. And when I reconnected the DVI cable it was white with a cursor again. DVI on second GPU still works fine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 17, 2012, 10:46:44 PM
Hm, maybe its a problem with initial resolution.

When efi driver posts the card, card goes into display native resolution

But bios post&chameleon sets only some of 4:3 modes

Another try - somebody has 4:3 display?
Boot with chameleon with native res of the display


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 18, 2012, 12:17:08 AM
Have removed the 57 card and connected the 67 to a 4:3 display, nit sure what it's native res is ATM. Got to White screen, then it went to a slightly less White screen after 20 secs or so and that was it.

No login, no cursor and sys won't sleep.

I'll find out what native res is and set that in the boot plist file tomorrow I think it's something like 1280x1024....

I don't hold out much hope for that tho.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: teevee on June 18, 2012, 07:24:12 AM
Using "Graphics Mode"="WidthxHeightx32" does not help.
I don't think the card gets initialized right before the desktop.

The only way around this is to boot up with two cards or have
an iGPU. I booted up using my 5850 as primary, 6970 in second
PCIe slot, installed the drivers, repair permissions, and rebooted.

Once desktop loaded, I did what others mentioned, I connected
my second monitor to my 6970 and it extended my desktop.

I then made it my primary monitor and ran Unigine,
which ran but with a green overlay. Changing anti-aliasing
made things worse.

Made my 5850 monitor primary and ran Unigine again,
worked perfectly.

Conclusion, we're probably going to have to wait for some proper drivers.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 18, 2012, 10:17:19 AM
Tried setting graphics mode to 1280x1024x32 in boot plist while the 6970 was installed as primary and only card. But the boot was the same white/grey screen no cursor, no sleep mode. So that didn't make any difference.

Tried booting with the 5770 card in as primary but nothing connected to it (no display cables), apart from not being able to see what was going on until the login screen appeared on the 6970 upper dvi socket. Was able to login then and the system came up ok. Ran unigine heaven. It ran but with sort of green overlay and blobby artefacts.

Booting with the 5770 connected to main display and running unigine on that it runs quite normally.

If the 6970 works correctly on a mac pro then it would suggest that the drivers / framebuffers are ok. It would more point to an issue of Chameleon identifying the card and loading the correct device id's and drivers? After all the card works upto the point where the driver loads and the boot switches to login.....

Which is where it hangs


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nameless One on June 18, 2012, 10:24:38 AM
Can anybody with a hackintosh that IS NOT using a sandybridge k series processor (thats the one with the built in gpu such as 2500k or 2600k) and that isn't using a laptop with a 6970m - ie somebody using a core2 duo or quad with a 6950 or 6970 please step forward with your results?

I have a suspicion that the reason I need to sleep and then wake to initialise my display is to do with osx mistakenly thinking I have dual gpu's even though yes my cpu does have the intel hd3000 crap onboard which my p67 chipset does not support. I could be grasping at straws though because i dont have any such issues using an almost identical system with an Nvidia gtx570 although there are no mac models using sandybridge with nvidia cards so maybe its not as crazy as it sounds!

I have a Gigabyte P35-DS3 system with a core2duo and an HD6970, I have to do the sleep/resume to get a visible desktop.
I have GraphicsEnabler=No, no ATY_Init.kext in use, Netkas' fixed driver .pkg.
Things mostly work, corruption in Unigine and some games, and Source engine games crash before they take over the screen, Civilization V removes the mouse pointer and puts its name in the menu bar but gets no further. (I vaguely remember the source games and Civ V working back in the beginning of the period when we had to disable MSAA but now they don't, anyone else having problems with them?)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: endeavour on June 18, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
So QE/CI doesn't work in MacPro with cayman right? On 10.7.4 that is.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on June 18, 2012, 01:25:12 PM
So QE/CI doesn't work in MacPro with cayman right? On 10.7.4 that is.
Working.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 01:49:42 PM
Hello Forum!

I´m on a Hackintosh with an I5 2500k CPU and a HD Radeon 6950 from HIS, and a 9800GT on a Gigaybte GA P67A D3 B3!
I Updated my current Lion 10.7.3 to 10.7.4 and installed Netkas´ .Pkg, and was able get a Screen on my 6950 via booting with the 9800GT as primary Card.
I also use GraphicsEnabler=yes with the Gibba Framebuffer and set the ATI Ports to 4 in org.Chameleon.boot.plist. The card seems  to be run with QE/CI enabled.The System in smbios.plist i set to iMac 12.2!
iTunes,Chess,PhotoBooth are running, also Launchpad! But Games, like The Sims are showing artifacts.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 18, 2012, 02:17:19 PM
One of my posts vanished into spam but long story short manually setting the res and running to a 4:3 display doesn't work.

Booting with the 57 card in but not connected works, just you can't see anything until logon. Unigine ran but green screen/artifacts.
Booting with 57 card running primary display works best.

Got and error though of this:
18/06/2012 13:56:28.367 iTunes: Fatal HDCP Error: This version of QuickTime is not compatible with the installed driver.

If I try and play a video in itunes. I can play quicktime videos ok though. I get a dialog this movie requires quicktime which is not supported by this version of i tunes  :-\

the same files can be opened in the finder / quicktime player and work fine tho....


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 05:01:13 PM
I have an Asus P8Z68V-Pro and a i7 2600k with 16Gb ram with a 6970 2gb, running on 10.7.4 with nothing but the drivers found on this post:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?p=372708#p372708

And it seems to runs perfectly, with all enabled, no helper card. I just have one glitch, I have 3 monitors so when I boot, the one connected to the displayport gets garbled image, wich is easily fixed by cycling the resolution from 1920x1080 to 800x600 and back. Another thing that I also noticed is on iLife '11, where on iPhotos and iWeb I can't see the picture or the website! Also I don't get the "ripple effect" on the F12 menu.

Maybe someone knows how to fix those glitches?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 18, 2012, 05:28:44 PM
Can you run chess?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 05:34:02 PM
I have an Asus P8Z68V-Pro and a i7 2600k with 16Gb ram with a 6970 2gb, running on 10.7.4 with nothing but the drivers found on this post:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?p=372708#p372708

And it seems to runs perfectly, with all enabled, no helper card. I just have one glitch, I have 3 monitors so when I boot, the one connected to the displayport gets garbled image, wich is easily fixed by cycling the resolution from 1920x1080 to 800x600 and back. Another thing that I also noticed is on iLife '11, where on iPhotos and iWeb I can't see the picture or the website! Also I don't get the "ripple effect" on the F12 menu.

Maybe someone knows how to fix those glitches?

You used the old 10.7.2 drivers, which means you probably still have cold boot bug


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on June 18, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
No ripple effect means no acceleration...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 06:11:28 PM
To everyone who has the white screen followed by a darker white screen, it is a fked up graphics driver. Just figured that out after 3 days of being stuck there  :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on June 18, 2012, 06:12:21 PM
No ripple effect means no acceleration...
NB: Ripple effect available only when dashboard is not in different space (You can change this setting in Mission Control options).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: cosmo1t on June 18, 2012, 06:15:10 PM
I have a hack pro (dx58s0, quad core intel xeon, xfx 6970 && xfx 5770)
i installed the .pkg from netkas, (with only the 5770 in)
rebooted, everything still worked.

removed 5770, installed 6970

reboot, i get cold boot bug.. no problem, sleep wakeup, all good. Only issue is kernel panic on any OpenCL app.

if i leave 5770 in as primary, and 6970 as secondary, everything works without cold boot bug (except still get opencl KP)



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 06:56:07 PM
upton.oliver: nope, no cold boot bug! In fact, I added 1920x1080 to chameleon and now the garbled screen is gone!
Andyc: yes, Chess runs flawlessly! Photo Booth too.

Another bug I found, when I enter Time Machine, There is no "Tunnel" animation, background is black.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 18, 2012, 07:48:21 PM
upton.oliver: nope, no cold boot bug! In fact, I added 1920x1080 to chameleon and now the garbled screen is gone!
Andyc: yes, Chess runs flawlessly! Photo Booth too.

Another bug I found, when I enter Time Machine, There is no "Tunnel" animation, background is black.

I have a suspicion that you have no qe/ci - can you run OpenGL extension viewer test and post your test scores please?
When I first installed the new package over my existing 10.7.4 it would boot fine with full res display only no acceleration - this appeared to be a problem with (im guessing here) permissions on the old ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle because i installed it again from a backup i deleted this file first and then installed the package and got acceleration along with the need to sleep/wake to get to desktop.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: cosmo1t on June 18, 2012, 09:14:51 PM
I installed on top of a 10.7.4 and had no problem w/ acceleration.. (QE/Ci) works...
only main issue is opencl, which is rather important.. so going to try ML dp4 otherwsie back to 5770!



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 10:14:43 PM
1.1 Passed 28
1.2 Passed 29
1.3 Passed 26
1.4 Passed 25
1.5 Passed 25
2.0 Passed 12
2.1 Passed 7

Cube, Ran Fullscreen 1920x1080

upton.oliver: nope, no cold boot bug! In fact, I added 1920x1080 to chameleon and now the garbled screen is gone!
Andyc: yes, Chess runs flawlessly! Photo Booth too.

Another bug I found, when I enter Time Machine, There is no "Tunnel" animation, background is black.

I have a suspicion that you have no qe/ci - can you run OpenGL extension viewer test and post your test scores please?
When I first installed the new package over my existing 10.7.4 it would boot fine with full res display only no acceleration - this appeared to be a problem with (im guessing here) permissions on the old ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle because i installed it again from a backup i deleted this file first and then installed the package and got acceleration along with the need to sleep/wake to get to desktop.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 10:19:55 PM
upton.oliver: nope, no cold boot bug! In fact, I added 1920x1080 to chameleon and now the garbled screen is gone!
Andyc: yes, Chess runs flawlessly! Photo Booth too.

Another bug I found, when I enter Time Machine, There is no "Tunnel" animation, background is black.

I have a suspicion that you have no qe/ci - can you run OpenGL extension viewer test and post your test scores please?
When I first installed the new package over my existing 10.7.4 it would boot fine with full res display only no acceleration - this appeared to be a problem with (im guessing here) permissions on the old ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle because i installed it again from a backup i deleted this file first and then installed the package and got acceleration along with the need to sleep/wake to get to desktop.

Idk how he is using that without cold boot bug tho. That post he linked in is one that I made for the 10.7.2 drivers all the way back in september. I remember when i was using various mixes of kexts, I accidentally threw in those drivers and it booted straight through, ATIRadeonX3000 was loaded however it was still using the software renderer instead of hardware acceleration. This is the case with 10.7.2 drivers with 10.7.4 MBP2012 frameworks.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bedo on June 18, 2012, 10:26:38 PM
1.1 Passed 28
1.2 Passed 29
1.3 Passed 26
1.4 Passed 25
1.5 Passed 25
2.0 Passed 12
2.1 Passed 7

Cube, Ran Fullscreen 1920x1080

but how ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 10:38:33 PM
@kreator

Something is strange with your Bench. I have a HD 6950 2GB and have tested with OpenGL ExtensionViewer 4.05 and have many FPS more than you have! I have 200 FPS and more with Cube Sample and Multisampling at 8.

Edit: do some other benches, and get other results. now i have about 2800(?)FPS!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 10:51:14 PM
@kreator

Something is strange with your Bench. I have a HD 6950 2GB and have tested with OpenGL ExtensionViewer 4.05 and have many FPS more than you have! I have 200 FPS and more with Cube Sample and Multisampling at 8.

Software render, not hardware render (No acceleration)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 11:00:56 PM
@upton.oliver

Sorry, my fault!  I have test with Software Renderer and got

1.1 pass 16
1.2 pass 18
1.3 pass 15
1.4 pass 14
1.5 pass 15
2.0 pass 6
2.1 pass 4


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 11:09:09 PM
Ahh I see! Will try putting netkas newest drivers and see what happens.

I cant do the sleep thing tho since when I press the power button, the computer goes to sleep but when I press it again, it wont wake up. moving mouse, pressing keyboard also does nothing, so I got to press the RESET button.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 11:15:05 PM
Ahh I see! Will try putting netkas newest drivers and see what happens.

I cant do the sleep thing tho since when I press the power button, the computer goes to sleep but when I press it again, it wont wake up. moving mouse, pressing keyboard also does nothing, so I got to press the RESET button.

Good luck, because I haven't been able to get anything with the new drivers, and remember sleep/wake trick.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 11:22:55 PM
Ahh I see! Will try putting netkas newest drivers and see what happens.

I cant do the sleep thing tho since when I press the power button, the computer goes to sleep but when I press it again, it wont wake up. moving mouse, pressing keyboard also does nothing, so I got to press the RESET button.

Same as me when i start without the 9800GT as Primary Card in Bios! With Vanilla Drivers from 10.7.4 ComboUpdate i can go to Sleep and wake up System, but then i have no QE/CI!

Edit: I have noticed that when use Screen Sharing via Notebook, my Hackintosh goes hard KP. Don´t know why! Maybe Screen Sharing is forcing Nvidia Drivers...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 11:34:29 PM
seems even having Asus patched BIOS isnt getting me SpeedStep:

Jun 18 19:25:06 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:06 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 11:37:53 PM
also found this on kernel log:

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/DSDT.aml] 48442 bytes.
Using PCI-Root-UID value: 0
Unsupported ATI card! Device ID: [1002:6718] Subsystem ID: [31301682]
LAN Controller [8086:1503] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x19,0x0)
Setting up lan keys
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/smbios.plist] 687 bytes.
SMBus CmdReg: 0x3


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 11:42:56 PM
also found this on kernel log:

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/DSDT.aml] 48442 bytes.
Using PCI-Root-UID value: 0
Unsupported ATI card! Device ID: [1002:6718] Subsystem ID: [31301682]
LAN Controller [8086:1503] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x19,0x0)
Setting up lan keys
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/smbios.plist] 687 bytes.
SMBus CmdReg: 0x3
That's simply what graphics enabler spits out when it doesnt have the device ids for something. What version of chameleon are you using? Must be old


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 11:44:41 PM
seems even having Asus patched BIOS isnt getting me SpeedStep:

Jun 18 19:25:06 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:06 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper CoreMulti(34)
Jun 18 19:25:07 iMac kernel[0]: MSRDumper PStatesReached: 34

Maybe you have a try with "Generate PStates" in org.Chameleon.boot.plist via Chameleon Wizard!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 18, 2012, 11:46:55 PM
Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 18, 2012, 11:48:41 PM
Ok, then graphics enabler isn't on. Nevertheless that string means nothing


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 18, 2012, 11:50:53 PM
Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!

How look your Bios Settings? Is EIST set to Auto or ON?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 12:01:50 AM
Ok interesting development!

Installed latest netkas drivers, and now on GLView benchmarks are ALL above 6000 and it says ATI Cayman Prototype OpenGL Driver. I'm using a triple monitor setup, and my main center monitor ( on dvi1) is working 100% no bugs at all, but the other DVI and displayport are both white!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 12:02:35 AM
I have an Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3, will look for EIST on it! Should it be ON?

Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!

How look your Bios Settings? Is EIST set to Auto or ON?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 12:09:52 AM
I have an Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3, will look for EIST on it! Should it be ON?

Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!

How look your Bios Settings? Is EIST set to Auto or ON?

I dont know how your Bios looks, but yes, EIST should be ON. I have a Gigabyte Board and Speedstep is working for me since i have EIST set to on!

Edit: And have a look in Verbose Boot Mode. There must be a tag that the P and C States are generated!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 12:16:30 AM
Yep, EIST is set to ENABLED, it's Enhanced Intel SpeedSteppint Technology right?

My main screen is looking FANTASTIC and NO bugs at all, if I can solve the screen 2 and 3 white thing, I'm on the clear!

I have an Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3, will look for EIST on it! Should it be ON?

Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!

How look your Bios Settings? Is EIST set to Auto or ON?

I dont know how your Bios looks, but yes, EIST should be ON. I have a Gigabyte Board and Speedstep is working for me since i have EIST set to on!

Edit: And have a look in Verbose Boot Mode. There must be a tag that the P and C States are generated!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 12:25:45 AM
Yep, EIST is set to ENABLED, it's Enhanced Intel SpeedSteppint Technology right?

My main screen is looking FANTASTIC and NO bugs at all, if I can solve the screen 2 and 3 white thing, I'm on the clear!

I have an Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3, will look for EIST on it! Should it be ON?

Using chameleon 2.1r1902!

Also, I have generate C and P states enabled!

How look your Bios Settings? Is EIST set to Auto or ON?

I dont know how your Bios looks, but yes, EIST should be ON. I have a Gigabyte Board and Speedstep is working for me since i have EIST set to on!

Edit: And have a look in Verbose Boot Mode. There must be a tag that the P and C States are generated!

Yes it is!Mhh, try to disable the C and PStates in org.Chameleon.boot.plist and let your CPU generate the States by default.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 12:31:51 AM
"My main screen is looking FANTASTIC and NO bugs at all, if I can solve the screen 2 and 3 white thing, I'm on the clear!"

I have the same problem. Only my HDMI Port is working, both DVI Ports giving me a Blue screen.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 12:44:36 AM
To change what the other screens are doing try using a different framebuffer using aticonfig=xxxx that may give diff results.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 12:46:52 AM
Here one dvi works, the other dvi and the displayport are both white.
If i can get the hackintosh to sleep mane i can fix it temporarily with the sleep trick.

"My main screen is looking FANTASTIC and NO bugs at all, if I can solve the screen 2 and 3 white thing, I'm on the clear!"

I have the same problem. Only my HDMI Port is working, both DVI Ports giving me a Blue screen.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 12:48:01 AM
Do chameleonwizard have this setting?

To change what the other screens are doing try using a different framebuffer using aticonfig=xxxx that may give diff results.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 19, 2012, 01:22:47 AM
I use RadeonFramebuffer, reads the ROM to find the config of your card.

Edit: Gotta move my time I post into the day when I am paying attention, cuz i completely overlooked DVD Player crash etc. However, in cards that have issues with the frame buffers, RadeonFramebuffer can spill all of the correct information in order to patch frame buffer personalities.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: tomatomic on June 19, 2012, 08:47:20 AM
hey guys been scanning through the thread.

whats the low down?
is the 6970 working on mac pros? or only on hackintoshes?

i have a macpro 4,1 .. well..actually.. 13 of them, but just checking in to see if theres a 6970 rom ready for prime time - for someone that isnt as godly at hacking as a lot of you seem to be ;-)


seems the 6870 is the fastest card available with solid drivers for mac - please correct me if im wrong. still, i havent tried my hacked 6870 at the office yet for some serious 3d animation testing. based on your input, ill grab another 6870 for the office and if it works well, ill do crossfire for gaming, and possibly start putting them on my main workstations at the office...



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 08:59:59 AM
Do chameleonwizard have this setting?

To change what the other screens are doing try using a different framebuffer using aticonfig=xxxx that may give diff results.

Yes, ChameleonWizard have this Setting. Check ATIConfig, and set Framebuffer to Gibba. Set the ATI Ports to logical Ports that your Card have. I´m sure you have 2 DVI´s, 2 MDP´s and 1 HDMI.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 10:41:04 AM
I wouldn't set it in Chameleon Wizard, if you bork it then it may be difficult to recover.

Simply when the system is booting and you have the option to press any key to select the system in Chameleon or enter other options such as safe mode etc.

Press a key to interrupt the boot process and type: AtiConfig=XXXX

where XXXX is the framebuffer you want to use.
Pithecia
Bulrushes
Cattail
Hydrilla
Duckweed
Fanwort
Elodea
Kudzu
Gibba
Lotus
Ipomoea
Mangabey
Muskgrass
Juncus

These are what I have found from looking around, but all I can find in the current ATI6000Controller.kext is Gibba, Lotus and Muskgrass

If the system won't boot then you can simply hit reset/power button and try a different one until you find the right one.

Once you have it then you can edit it in your boot.plist or then use Chameleon wizard to add it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on June 19, 2012, 11:03:02 AM
is the 6970 working on mac pros?
Yes, 6970 working on a Mac Pro's well, with some bugs in Photoshop & Unigine Heaven, maybe in other apps.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 12:26:15 PM
Although the device id is in the ATI6000Controller kext, something is not picking up right. I wonder if the HDMI audio is throwing it ??

sudo lspci -nnvd 0x1002: | grep -B2 Subsystem

gives the following info:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:6718] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device [1462:2370]
--
02:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:aa80]
   Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device [1462:aa80]

Here is the system Id's from the ATI6000Controller kext
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
         <string>0x67681002 0x67701002 0x67791002 0x67601002 0x67611002 0x67501002 0x67581002 0x67591002 0x67401002 0x67411002 0x67451002 0x67381002 0x67391002 0x67201002 0x67221002 0x67181002 0x67191002 0x68401002 0x68411002 0x67041002</string>

bdmesg
offers the following info about the GPU:
Using PCI-Root-UID value: 1
ATI Framebuffer Addr: @0xD0000000  MMIO Addr: @0xFBDC0000 I/O Port Addr: @0x0000DE00 ROM Addr: @0x00000000
ATI card POSTed, reading Video BIOS from legacy space
Card reported ports: 4
Framebuffer set to: Vervet using device's default.
Number of ports set to: 4 using framebuffer's default.
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB [1002:68b8] (subsys [1002:2543]) (Juniper:Vervet) :: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)

ATI Framebuffer Addr: @0xE0000000  MMIO Addr: @0xFBEC0000 I/O Port Addr: @0x0000EE00 ROM Addr: @0x00000000
ATI card POSTed, reading Video BIOS from legacy space
Card reported ports: 0
Framebuffer set to: ? using device's default.
Number of ports set to: 0 using framebuffer's default.
AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series 4095MB [1002:6718] (subsys [1462:2370]) (Cayman:?) :: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x7,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)


Therefore it would seem Chameleon or Chimera as I'm using is identifying the 6970, but doesn't seem to know wheat to do with it beyond that. The ram being reported is wrong and it seems to have no idea on ports or framebuffer.... which would then disable acceleration.

I may try forcing ports and framebuffer to see if that makes anything happen. Prob not.

Also would it be a crazy idea to move the device id from the 6000 kext to the 5000 kext, to try and trick the system that is a 5 series card and force ports framebuffer from that, as the 5 series drivers seem more complete... or is that just gonna end in a big unworkable mess???

 ::)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
I have had a look in the Chimera ATI.c source:

I had a look in the ATI.c Source
http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/branches/Chimera/Release/i386/libsaio/ati.c (http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/branches/Chimera/Release/i386/libsaio/ati.c)

It would appear that the framebuffer information has not been added....?

605   /* Northen Islands */
606   { 0x6718,0x0B001002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
607   { 0x6718,0x67181002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
608   
609   { 0x6718,0x31301682, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},   

and

803   /* Northen Islands */
804   { 0x6718,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series",kNull},
805   { 0x6719,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6950 Series",kGibba},
806   
807   { 0x6720,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series",kNull},
808   
809   { 0x6738,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6870 Series",kDuckweed},
810   { 0x6739,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6850 Series",kDuckweed},
811   { 0x673E,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6790 Series",kNull},

where I'm guessing Null should be the framebuffer and give the correct ports for the card to work correctly?

Is this possible to workaround. or is this not a big issue ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 02:09:21 PM
Gibba and ports=5 doesnt do anything indeed.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 03:48:50 PM
I have had a look in the Chimera ATI.c source:

I had a look in the ATI.c Source
http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/branches/Chimera/Release/i386/libsaio/ati.c (http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/branches/Chimera/Release/i386/libsaio/ati.c)

It would appear that the framebuffer information has not been added....?

605   /* Northen Islands */
606   { 0x6718,0x0B001002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
607   { 0x6718,0x67181002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
608   
609   { 0x6718,0x31301682, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},   

and

803   /* Northen Islands */
804   { 0x6718,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series",kNull},
805   { 0x6719,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6950 Series",kGibba},
806   
807   { 0x6720,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series",kNull},
808   
809   { 0x6738,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6870 Series",kDuckweed},
810   { 0x6739,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6850 Series",kDuckweed},
811   { 0x673E,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6790 Series",kNull},

where I'm guessing Null should be the framebuffer and give the correct ports for the card to work correctly?

Is this possible to workaround. or is this not a big issue ?

lol - change kNull to kGibba and you will be sorted. Fuck knows why they haven't added gibba for the 6970 considering I originally added the 6800 and 6900 series id's to a custom build of chameleon yonks ago when I was knocking together an ATi and Sandybridge friendly build of chameleon for snow leopard and posted the changes. These changes finally made it into the trunk so I hope the main trunk of chameleon isn't missing that info too!

P.S It won't get around the sleep/wake issue - My build of chameleon has the correct id's and framebuffer personalities for the 6970 and it makes no odds.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 03:59:01 PM
Nope its missing in the trunk too....

http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/trunk/i386/libsaio/ati.c (http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/trunk/i386/libsaio/ati.c)

599   /* Northen Islands */
600   { 0x6718,0x0B001002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
601   { 0x6718,0x67181002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
602   { 0x6718,0x31301682, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970",kNull},
603   
604   ␉{ 0x6719,␉0x0B001002, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,␉␉"AMD Radeon HD 6950",␉␉␉␉kGibba␉␉}, ␊
605   { 0x6719,0x186B174B, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6950",kNull},
606   { 0x6719,0x20101787, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6950",kGibba},

&

754   /* Northen Islands */
755   { 0x6718,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6970 Series",kNull},
756   { 0x6719,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CAYMAN,"AMD Radeon HD 6950 Series",kGibba},
757   
758   { 0x6720,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series",kNull},
759   
760   { 0x6738,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6870 Series",kDuckweed},
761   { 0x6739,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6850 Series",kDuckweed},
762   { 0x673E,0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_BARTS,"AMD Radeon HD 6790 Series",kNull},


Doesn't this need to be recompiled tho ?

Sorry this is all new to me, I only stumbled into this from looking at something else, just seeing how far down the rabbit hole goes but this is getting a bit beyond me....  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 04:31:07 PM
Yes, the 6970 entries need changing from kNull to kGibba and it will then need to be recompiles.

It's very simple to do assuming you have xcode installed due to makefiles. You would just need to do a make config (or just use the defaults) and then make to compile it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 04:32:27 PM
Failing that wait till I get home and I will add in the missing personalities for the 6970, compile the latest version and post the new boot file on here.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: PiSToL on June 19, 2012, 04:42:58 PM

 This is what I tried in my hackintosh:


 In my current 10.7.4 setup installed "ati and nvidia drivers from MBP2012 for 10.7.4.pkg"

Reboot, White screen w/o cursor.

Boot with -s replaced ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle with the vanilla ones from 10.7.4

Boot again and I was able to get to the desktop.

Chess working, Itunes load buy no hardware acceleration.

Good Luck everybody.




For those stuck in the Gray / White screen after Netkas patch. Try to replace with this 10.7.4 vanilla drivers e see If It works.


http://www.mediafire.com/?j2eoo21ognyiti2


PiSToL


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on June 19, 2012, 05:27:53 PM
Hi,

Hello,

I have Problem, I installed 10.7.2 today on my Asus p8p67 with I2500k and Asus HD 6970.

After that I installed "Native 6970 Package.pkg", at reboot I was stuck at grey screen with curser.

So I deleted ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after that I was able to boot in Mac OSX again.

But now I have a Problem, my DVI Port works fine. But if I connect a Monitor via Displayport to HDMI i get a greenish Screen.

Any Solutions? BTW Last time I tried youtube everything crashed and on the screen was written, that I have to restart MAC OSX!



Regards


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: cosmo1t on June 19, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
chameleon trunk rev2000 w/ gibba set as default framebuffer for 6970


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 05:36:01 PM
waiting anxiously :D

Failing that wait till I get home and I will add in the missing personalities for the 6970, compile the latest version and post the new boot file on here.




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 19, 2012, 05:43:50 PM
I couldn't honestly say if I'm looking at the correct chameleon trunk source which us why I posted link to it... It all seems highly complicated.

Even so have tried setting the AtiPorts=6 AtiConfig=Gibba, although the correct card then shows up in system info it still will WSOD when the 6970 is the only GPU!

Also unigine still has green screen and such. So it doesn't actually get us much further forward....


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 05:45:05 PM
Hi,

Hello,

I have Problem, I installed 10.7.2 today on my Asus p8p67 with I2500k and Asus HD 6970.

After that I installed "Native 6970 Package.pkg", at reboot I was stuck at grey screen with curser.

So I deleted ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after that I was able to boot in Mac OSX again.

But now I have a Problem, my DVI Port works fine. But if I connect a Monitor via Displayport to HDMI i get a greenish Screen.

Any Solutions? BTW Last time I tried youtube everything crashed and on the screen was written, that I have to restart MAC OSX!



Regards

Hi Kryston88!

What System Specs you have in your SMBIOS.plist? MacPro 3.1 or Macpro 4.1? You have to Boot  in Verbose Boot Mode and start YouTube again, to see waht is cause the KP.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:00:09 PM
chameleon trunk rev2000 w/ gibba set as default framebuffer for 6970

Thanks :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 06:10:46 PM
sorry about the newbie question but how do I install it please?  ;D

chameleon trunk rev2000 w/ gibba set as default framebuffer for 6970


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
sorry about the newbie question but how do I install it please?  ;D

Give me ten minutes to finish downloading xcode and I will try and build it and post the new boot file. To install it you need to backup your current hidden boot file on the root of your boot drive and replace it with the new one. You can use a util such as ShowAllFiles (google it) to unhide the hidden files to make it easier.

P.S this will NOT fix the white screen boot up issues with the 6970.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 06:16:31 PM
And not a minute more! LOL J/K Thanks man! You going to post it up on buildbot?

sorry about the newbie question but how do I install it please?  ;D

Give me ten minutes to finish downloading xcode and I will try and build it and post the new boot file. To install it you need to backup your current hidden boot file on the root of your boot drive and replace it with the new one. You can use a util such as ShowAllFiles (google it) to unhide the hidden files to make it easier.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:20:54 PM
And not a minute more! LOL J/K Thanks man! You going to post it up on buildbot?

Nope because i have no idea how to so I'm just going to post the new boot file on here for you to install manually!

See my note above though - this wont fix the boot problem!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on June 19, 2012, 06:22:09 PM
Hi,

Hello,

I have Problem, I installed 10.7.2 today on my Asus p8p67 with I2500k and Asus HD 6970.

After that I installed "Native 6970 Package.pkg", at reboot I was stuck at grey screen with curser.

So I deleted ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after that I was able to boot in Mac OSX again.

But now I have a Problem, my DVI Port works fine. But if I connect a Monitor via Displayport to HDMI i get a greenish Screen.

Any Solutions? BTW Last time I tried youtube everything crashed and on the screen was written, that I have to restart MAC OSX!



Regards

Hi Kryston88!

What System Specs you have in your SMBIOS.plist? MacPro 3.1 or Macpro 4.1? You have to Boot  in Verbose Boot Mode and start YouTube again, to see waht is cause the KP.

Neither Macpro 3.1 nor 4.1, there is written iMac12.2. Youtube is not crashing anymore. It just hangs after some seconds if i watch a video in 1080p or 720p. I tried a movie in 1080p, it works fine with vlc player. The greenish Display is still there on my monitor connected via Displayport to hdmi.


EDIT: I have 4 Display Ports and 2 DVI Ports. 2 of de DP Ports work fine, the other two make greenish Picture.
The Problem ist i just get Dual Monitor with 1 Greenish DP and 1 DVI. If i use the good DP with an DVI Port, the DVI Monitor i searching for signal althought, mac says that the Black DVI Monitor is VGA Monitor with resolution of 800 x 600


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 06:24:57 PM
Since I have perfect image on one DVI port and white screen on the other DVI and displayport even without doing the sleep thing, maybe this will fix it for me?

And not a minute more! LOL J/K Thanks man! You going to post it up on buildbot?

Nope because i have no idea how to so I'm just going to post the new boot file on here for you to install manually!

See my note above though - this wont fix the boot problem!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:33:12 PM
Since I have perfect image on one DVI port and white screen on the other DVI and displayport even without doing the sleep thing, maybe this will fix it for me?

Possibly but I wouldn't hold your breath!

Sadly I am unable to build it, I get the following error..


/usr/bin/ld_classic: Undefined symbols:
_start_built_in_module
_replace_function
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [boot] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:37:18 PM
Possibly but I wouldn't hold your breath!

Sadly I am unable to build it, I get the following error..


/usr/bin/ld_classic: Undefined symbols:
_start_built_in_module
_replace_function
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [boot] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2


There seems to be something bodged with the makefiles when compiling though because if you exclude the modules system from the make config it just won't build! Also no space left to embed a theme pfft!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 19, 2012, 06:45:11 PM
Hi everyone,

I've reinstalled my system again and it has been working smoothly for the last couple of days. IGPU is enabled and set as primary device, 6970 is the second device. I have QE/CI working (transparent menubar), chess works, iTunes doesn't crash and I have full resolution. No whitescreen problems. Happy++.

I thought everything was hunky-dory except for when I noticed that DVD-Player and Steam crash. I've read around and this all seems to be due to a missing framebuffer. It's strange, because ioreg reports that I'm using Gibba.

Before I faff around with boot flags again, has anyone had this issue before? I've read that aty_init can fix it, but according to posts from netkas, I don't think it should be required for the card.  I also read that I can pass aticonfig=blabla to Chimera (which I haven't tried yet), to force another framebuffer, but I have a bad feeling that this only works if the 6970 is the main card..

..and I've just seen above that the 6970 framebuffer is missing from chameleon/chimera... I wonder if that's the problem? I'll try and have a go compiling a patched version of it later on (edit: I'll try Andy's instead), but if there's a quicker fix, I'd love to hear back from someone... (there's a PayPal beer in it for you!)


Any ideas?


Dave


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 06:55:02 PM
Hi everyone,

I've reinstalled my system again and it has been working smoothly for the last couple of days. IGPU is enabled and set as primary device, 6970 is the second device. I have QE/CI working (transparent menubar), chess works, iTunes doesn't crash and I full resolution. No whitescreen problems. Happy++.

I thought everything was hunky-dory except for when I noticed that DVD-Player and Steam crash. I've read around and this all seems to be due to a missing framebuffer. It's strange, because ioreg reports that I'm using Gibba.

Before I faff around with boot flags again, has anyone had this issue before? I've read that aty_init can fix it, but according to posts from netkas, I don't think it should be required for the card.  I also read that I can pass aticonfig=blabla to Chimera (which I haven't tried yet), to force another framebuffer, but I have a bad feeling that this only works if the 6970 is the main card..

..and I've just seen above that the 6970 framebuffer is missing from chameleon/chimera... I wonder if that's the problem? I'll try and have a go compiling a patched version of it later on (edit: I'll try Andy's instead), but if there's a quicker fix, I'd love to hear back from someone... (there's a PayPal beer in it for you!)


Any ideas?


Dave

Heres a brief history of chameleons ati 6000 support...

A long time ago i added the barts and cayman framebuffer personalities along with the 6870 and 6970 id's to kabyls's branch of the ati.c file in one of many attempts to get the 6870 working (most of that story is knocking around on this forum and over at insanely mac on the Ati5000 thread). Initially the 6870 would work using the radeonframebuffer (ie no graphicsenabler) however it turned out that by using graphicsenabler with any version of chameleon with my ati 6000 definitions in it that it would force the correct framebuffer and geekbench, dvd player etc would work and not crash.

I originally made the above changes whilst trying to get graphicsenabler with recent ati support working with a sandybridge compliant version of chameleon and ended up compiling a bastardised version using edited source code from several different branches which I then went on to use to build a bootcd for snow leopard for the p8p67pro. Luckily the chameleon devs have been really busy since then and merged the branches properly along with adding bazillions of other updates, fixes and additions.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 19, 2012, 07:17:30 PM
Quote from: littledave link=topic=1117.msg13047#msg13047
I thought everything was hunky-dory except for when I noticed that DVD-Player and Steam crash. I've read around and this all seems to be due to a missing framebuffer. It's strange, because ioreg reports that I'm using Gibba.


its not strange for 6970. Framebuffer name doesnt matter, the init way matter, have self-init -> steam crashes


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:29:59 PM
Crashes on boot with HELLO WORD! messages

Possibly but I wouldn't hold your breath!

Sadly I am unable to build it, I get the following error..


/usr/bin/ld_classic: Undefined symbols:
_start_built_in_module
_replace_function
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [boot] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2


Ok here it is... finally got it compiled!

There seems to be something bodged with the makefiles when compiling though because if you exclude the modules system from the make config it just won't build! Also no space left to embed a theme pfft!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:31:24 PM
netkas, any lights on how we can fix this issues? I tried putting your device init hex on chameleon but it freezes with a system HALT on boot.

Quote from: littledave link=topic=1117.msg13047#msg13047
I thought everything was hunky-dory except for when I noticed that DVD-Player and Steam crash. I've read around and this all seems to be due to a missing framebuffer. It's strange, because ioreg reports that I'm using Gibba.


its not strange for 6970. Framebuffer name doesnt matter, the init way matter, have self-init -> steam crashes


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 07:33:30 PM
Crashes on boot with HELLO WORD! messages

Thats the crap module system and its test module, give me a minute i'll have another go but I really wish they would remove that bollocksed up module system from the make config options

Need to reboot from windows to lion so be patient lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 07:37:54 PM
Crashes on boot with HELLO WORD! messages

Thats the crap module system and its test module, give me a minute i'll have another go but I really wish they would remove that bollocksed up module system from the make config options

Need to reboot from windows to lion so be patient lol

Try this one (sorry mate)..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:39:29 PM
np man! thanks for the effort!

tried cosmo compiled one but it just made the screen that works change from DVI port 1 to DVI port 2. DVI port 1 and displayport are both white. I can see the mouse cursor on them thought.

Crashes on boot with HELLO WORD! messages

Thats the crap module system and its test module, give me a minute i'll have another go but I really wish they would remove that bollocksed up module system from the make config options

Need to reboot from windows to lion so be patient lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:39:48 PM
lets try!

Crashes on boot with HELLO WORD! messages

Thats the crap module system and its test module, give me a minute i'll have another go but I really wish they would remove that bollocksed up module system from the make config options

Need to reboot from windows to lion so be patient lol

Try this one (sorry mate)..



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:45:55 PM
nope, same result as cosmos one, DVI 2 instead of DVI 1 working and displayport and DVI1 white with black cursor. Anything you want me to check?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 07:48:24 PM
nope, same result as cosmos one, DVI 2 instead of DVI 1 working and displayport and DVI1 white with black cursor. Anything you want me to check?

can you sleep and wake and see if that does anything magical?

also try dvd player to see if that crashes?

And are you selecting GraphicsEnabler=Yes as a boot option?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:52:05 PM
cant sleep, when I sleep, it wont wake up, remains asleep until I press RESET.

DVD player crashes.

Using GraphisEnabler=YES

If only I could fix this sleep thing, maybe it would serve as a temp fix for the white screen bug.

Heres my BDMESG

Chameleon 2.1svn (svn-r2000) [2012-06-19 19:36:20]
msr(377): platform_info 70012200
msr(381): flex_ratio 000f0000
Unusable flex ratio detected. Patched MSR now 000e0000
Sticking with [BCLK: 100Mhz, Bus-Ratio: 340]
CPU: Brand String:             Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
CPU: Vendor/Family/ExtFamily:  0x756e6547/0x6/0x0
CPU: Model/ExtModel/Stepping:  0x2a/0x2/0x7
CPU: MaxCoef/CurrCoef:         0x0/0x22
CPU: MaxDiv/CurrDiv:           0x0/0x0
CPU: TSCFreq:                  3411MHz
CPU: FSBFreq:                  100MHz
CPU: CPUFreq:                  3411MHz
CPU: NoCores/NoThreads:        4/8
CPU: Features:                 0x000002ff
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist] 478 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist] 742 bytes.
Attempting to read GPT
Read GPT
Reading GPT partition 1, type C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
Reading GPT partition 2, type 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
Module 'Symbols.dylib' by 'Chameleon' Loaded.
   Description: Chameleon symbols for linking
   Version: 0
   Compat:  0
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/theme.plist] 2688 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/background.png] 4204 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/logo.png] 21872 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_generic.png] 5375 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_hfsplus.png] 3645 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_ext3.png] 7094 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_fat16.png] 5375 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_fat32.png] 5375 bytes.
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,3)/Extra/Themes/Default/device_ntfs.png] 4176 bytes.
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Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 07:55:26 PM
What motherboard are you using?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 07:56:59 PM
Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3 with 3402 patched bios and updated DSDT


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 07:59:02 PM
Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3 with 3402 patched bios and updated DSDT

Patched bios should enable sleep - have you (stupid question cos it sounds like you know what you're doing) deleted nullcpupowermanagement?
Also delete pxhcd kext and caldigit kexts (usb3) to test as they can block sleep


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 08:03:01 PM
Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3 with 3402 patched bios and updated DSDT

Patched bios should enable sleep - have you (stupid question cos it sounds like you know what you're doing) deleted nullcpupowermanagement?
Also delete pxhcd kext and caldigit kexts (usb3) to test as they can block sleep

We are getting dangerously close to being wildly off topic so may be best to pm me if you think I can help further.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 08:04:23 PM
Compared to you I'm lucky I got this far hehe!

Nullpower was already gone. Let me try and find the other two.

I installed easybeast with MultiBeast 4.2.5 before I flashed the patched bios, anything else I should kill?

Ha, true!

Asus P8Z68V Pro Non Gen3 with 3402 patched bios and updated DSDT

Patched bios should enable sleep - have you (stupid question cos it sounds like you know what you're doing) deleted nullcpupowermanagement?
Also delete pxhcd kext and caldigit kexts (usb3) to test as they can block sleep


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 08:12:41 PM
I installed easybeast with MultiBeast 4.2.5 before I flashed the patched bios, anything else I should kill?

Spit Spit Spit!!!

I wish people would stop using that unnecessary crap


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 19, 2012, 08:15:27 PM
10.7.5 11G15 beta seeded to devs http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/19/apple-seeds-os-x-10-7-5-build-11g15-to-developers/

Lets get our hand on it. (says improved geaphics lol)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 08:20:15 PM
10.7.5 11G15 beta seeded to devs http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/19/apple-seeds-os-x-10-7-5-build-11g15-to-developers/

Lets get our hand on it. (says improved geaphics lol)

oooh twitch twitch - there goes my spidersense!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 08:22:32 PM
wonder if installing mountain lion DP4 would give OOB card working...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 19, 2012, 08:29:47 PM
wonder if installing mountain lion DP4 would give OOB card working...

Save your time and effort - it wont


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 08:35:39 PM
Dang. Maybe 10.7.5 then :)

Sent you a PM!

wonder if installing mountain lion DP4 would give OOB card working...

Save your time and effort - it wont


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 08:37:47 PM
Someone commented this on 10.7.5 release news:

Peace
5 minutes ago at 12:23 pm
Might be worth looking to see if there are any graphics drivers for unreleased models :) What with the iMac and Mac Mini overdue.

Here's a list of supported boards.

I can't make heads or tails out of them though. Perhaps someone who knows about these codes would know more :

-----------------------

Mac-F2268DC8
Mac-F22C86C8
Mac-F22587C8
Mac-F2218FA9
Mac-F2218EA9
Mac-F42D86A9
Mac-F22C8AC8
Mac-F22586C8
Mac-942B59F58194171B
Mac-F226BEC8
Mac-F4218FC8
Mac-942459F5819B171B
Mac-2E6FAB96566FE58C
Mac-7BA5B2794B2CDB12
Mac-F4218EC8
Mac-F2208EC8
Mac-4B7AC7E43945597E
Mac-F22C89C8
Mac-F22587A1
Mac-F221DCC8
Mac-F42388C8
Mac-F223BEC8
Mac-F4238CC8
Mac-F222BEC8
Mac-F227BEC8
Mac-F4208AC8
Mac-F22788A9
Mac-66F35F19FE2A0D05
Mac-F4238BC8
Mac-F221BEC8
Mac-C08A6BB70A942AC2
Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1
Mac-F2238AC8
Mac-F4208EAA
Mac-F22788C8
Mac-6F01561E16C75D06
Mac-F2268EC8
Mac-F2218EC8
Mac-F22589C8
Mac-F4228EC8
Mac-F22788AA
Mac-F42C86C8
Mac-F4208CA9
Mac-942C5DF58193131B
Mac-F4208CAA
Mac-F42289C8
Mac-F2268CC8
Mac-F4208DC8
Mac-F2218FC8
Mac-742912EFDBEE19B3
Mac-F4208DA9
Mac-F42D89C8
Mac-F2238BAE
Mac-F42D89A9
Mac-F2268AC8
Mac-F42C89C8
Mac-942452F5819B1C1B
Mac-F42786A9
Mac-F42D88C8
Mac-F42187C8
Mac-94245B3640C91C81
Mac-F42D86C8
Mac-4BC72D62AD45599E
Mac-F2268DAE
Mac-F42C8CC8
Mac-F42C88C8
Mac-94245A3940C91C80
Mac-F42386C8
Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F
Mac-942B5BF58194151B
Mac-F42189C8


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 19, 2012, 09:05:00 PM
its not strange for 6970. Framebuffer name doesnt matter, the init way matter, have self-init -> steam crashes

Hi netkas,

Thanks for the reply. Forgive me for being dim, but what do you mean by 'the init way'? I assume from what you write that my card does a self-init at the moment. Are there alternatives, i.e. 'a not-self-init'? If so, how do I do that? With aty_init*?

Dave

*Even though I pretend to know what I'm doing, I can only simulate half-competence because I've done everything wrong 10000 times.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 09:17:02 PM
Hi,

Hello,

I have Problem, I installed 10.7.2 today on my Asus p8p67 with I2500k and Asus HD 6970.

After that I installed "Native 6970 Package.pkg", at reboot I was stuck at grey screen with curser.

So I deleted ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after that I was able to boot in Mac OSX again.

But now I have a Problem, my DVI Port works fine. But if I connect a Monitor via Displayport to HDMI i get a greenish Screen.

Any Solutions? BTW Last time I tried youtube everything crashed and on the screen was written, that I have to restart MAC OSX!



Regards

Hi Kryston88!

What System Specs you have in your SMBIOS.plist? MacPro 3.1 or Macpro 4.1? You have to Boot  in Verbose Boot Mode and start YouTube again, to see waht is cause the KP.

Neither Macpro 3.1 nor 4.1, there is written iMac12.2. Youtube is not crashing anymore. It just hangs after some seconds if i watch a video in 1080p or 720p. I tried a movie in 1080p, it works fine with vlc player. The greenish Display is still there on my monitor connected via Displayport to hdmi.


EDIT: I have 4 Display Ports and 2 DVI Ports. 2 of de DP Ports work fine, the other two make greenish Picture.
The Problem ist i just get Dual Monitor with 1 Greenish DP and 1 DVI. If i use the good DP with an DVI Port, the DVI Monitor i searching for signal althought, mac says that the Black DVI Monitor is VGA Monitor with resolution of 800 x 600



Before i updadet to 10.7.4, i  had the MacPro 3.1 System Spec in SMBIOS.plist!After update, with MacPro.3.1 Spec, my System KP´s on any Boot. Then i change the Spec to iMac 12.2 and all was fine.
I don´t know why is HD not working for you on YouTube. I have no issues when watching in 1080p or 720p!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on June 19, 2012, 09:28:44 PM
Hi,

Hello,

I have Problem, I installed 10.7.2 today on my Asus p8p67 with I2500k and Asus HD 6970.

After that I installed "Native 6970 Package.pkg", at reboot I was stuck at grey screen with curser.

So I deleted ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle after that I was able to boot in Mac OSX again.

But now I have a Problem, my DVI Port works fine. But if I connect a Monitor via Displayport to HDMI i get a greenish Screen.

Any Solutions? BTW Last time I tried youtube everything crashed and on the screen was written, that I have to restart MAC OSX!



Regards

Hi Kryston88!

What System Specs you have in your SMBIOS.plist? MacPro 3.1 or Macpro 4.1? You have to Boot  in Verbose Boot Mode and start YouTube again, to see waht is cause the KP.

Neither Macpro 3.1 nor 4.1, there is written iMac12.2. Youtube is not crashing anymore. It just hangs after some seconds if i watch a video in 1080p or 720p. I tried a movie in 1080p, it works fine with vlc player. The greenish Display is still there on my monitor connected via Displayport to hdmi.


EDIT: I have 4 Display Ports and 2 DVI Ports. 2 of de DP Ports work fine, the other two make greenish Picture.
The Problem ist i just get Dual Monitor with 1 Greenish DP and 1 DVI. If i use the good DP with an DVI Port, the DVI Monitor i searching for signal althought, mac says that the Black DVI Monitor is VGA Monitor with resolution of 800 x 600



Before i updadet to 10.7.4, i  had the MacPro 3.1 System Spec in SMBIOS.plist!After update, with MacPro.3.1 Spec, my System KP´s on any Boot. Then i change the Spec to iMac 12.2 and all was fine.
I don´t know why is HD not working for you on YouTube. I have no issues when watching in 1080p or 720p!

Can i just update? Or i have to reinstall the package after update again?

EDIT: and it was right to delete  ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle??

And btw there is just written in system info, HD 6900 Series, should there be written HD 6970 Series???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 10:10:08 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 19, 2012, 10:20:03 PM
Okay, just did a fresh 10.7.4 install, removed ApplePolicyCOntrol and AppleTyMCEdriver kexts. Installed my mobo DSDT and installed intel LAN kext, then gone to S/L/E and did a rm -rf ATI* and installed netkas 10.7.2 pkg. all 3 screens working full resolution, but acceleration is disabled. Also, no sleep or speedstep :(

Waiting for more info on 10.7.5 to install the new package! Meanwhile, trying to fix sleep and speedstep...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on June 19, 2012, 10:21:22 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Ok good to know, it doesnt look like this, there is just written 6900 series not 6970 series. i put ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle back, and it seems to work, its strange, because before it didn't. But still there is just written 6900 Series, what could be the reason? Any suggestion?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 10:44:11 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Ok good to know, it doesnt look like this, there is just written 6900 series not 6970 series. i put ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle back, and it seems to work, its strange, because before it didn't. But still there is just written 6900 Series, what could be the reason? Any suggestion?

I have no idea why its  showing 6900 Series  instead of 6950/70 Series! You have Netkas´fixed pkg installed? if i´m right? Then take a try with this

Download the 10.7.4 ComboUpdate from Apple Website
Extract the x3000.kext and x3000gldriver.bundle from 10.7.4.pkg via Pacifist.
Install the Kexts with KextWizard or any other like App, repair permission. Reboot and look if there is a change! Maybe then you have no QE/CI!
Then extract the kext´s above from Netkas´pkg and install again with KextWizard, repair permission,reboot!

That was the reason for me to get my card working!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 19, 2012, 10:48:19 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Ok good to know, it doesnt look like this, there is just written 6900 series not 6970 series. i put ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle back, and it seems to work, its strange, because before it didn't. But still there is just written 6900 Series, what could be the reason? Any suggestion?

I have no idea why its  showing 6900 Series  instead of 6950/70 Series! You have Netkas´fixed pkg installed? if i´m right? Then take a try with this

Download the 10.7.4 ComboUpdate from Apple Website
Extract the x3000.kext and x3000gldriver.bundle from 10.7.4.pkg via Pacifist.
Install the Kexts with KextWizard or any other like App, repair permission. Reboot and look if there is a change! Maybe then you have no QE/CI!
Then extract the kext´s above from Netkas´pkg and install again with KextWizard, repair permission,reboot!

That was the reason for me to get my card working!


He has ATY_Init installed, and GE disabled. ATY_Init labels both the 6970 and 6950 as "6900 Series" because it treats them with the same IOReg keys


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 19, 2012, 10:56:51 PM
Alternatives to self-init - efi rom on macs, aty-init, GE

10.7.5 combo weight 2GB.. big one


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 19, 2012, 11:03:25 PM
@upton.oliver

Thanks for Reply! I didn´t know that he have installed ATY_init.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 19, 2012, 11:34:30 PM
old - mbp2012's, new - 11G15

old <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>
new <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>

old <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>
new <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>


drivers are exactly same as in mbp2012's osx



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: douglasroos on June 20, 2012, 02:18:13 AM
so no changes right,  :( still no full support for our cards in a hack. We'll wait for the final release of Mountain Lion to see if it works. Thanks for all your effort!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 20, 2012, 06:40:38 AM
old - mbp2012's, new - 11G15

old <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>
new <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>

old <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>
new <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>


drivers are exactly same as in mbp2012's osx



10.7.5 is probably just to get the mbp 2012 fixs into a standard build.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 20, 2012, 05:43:08 PM
Maybe we get godo drivers with ml gm?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on June 20, 2012, 07:15:11 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Ok good to know, it doesnt look like this, there is just written 6900 series not 6970 series. i put ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle back, and it seems to work, its strange, because before it didn't. But still there is just written 6900 Series, what could be the reason? Any suggestion?

I have no idea why its  showing 6900 Series  instead of 6950/70 Series! You have Netkas´fixed pkg installed? if i´m right? Then take a try with this

Download the 10.7.4 ComboUpdate from Apple Website
Extract the x3000.kext and x3000gldriver.bundle from 10.7.4.pkg via Pacifist.
Install the Kexts with KextWizard or any other like App, repair permission. Reboot and look if there is a change! Maybe then you have no QE/CI!
Then extract the kext´s above from Netkas´pkg and install again with KextWizard, repair permission,reboot!

That was the reason for me to get my card working!


He has ATY_Init installed, and GE disabled. ATY_Init labels both the 6970 and 6950 as "6900 Series" because it treats them with the same IOReg keys


So i have to deinstall ATY_Init??


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 20, 2012, 07:29:28 PM
@Kryston88

It should look like this


And, it wasn´t right to delete the ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle!


Ok good to know, it doesnt look like this, there is just written 6900 series not 6970 series. i put ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle back, and it seems to work, its strange, because before it didn't. But still there is just written 6900 Series, what could be the reason? Any suggestion?

I have no idea why its  showing 6900 Series  instead of 6950/70 Series! You have Netkas´fixed pkg installed? if i´m right? Then take a try with this

Download the 10.7.4 ComboUpdate from Apple Website
Extract the x3000.kext and x3000gldriver.bundle from 10.7.4.pkg via Pacifist.
Install the Kexts with KextWizard or any other like App, repair permission. Reboot and look if there is a change! Maybe then you have no QE/CI!
Then extract the kext´s above from Netkas´pkg and install again with KextWizard, repair permission,reboot!

That was the reason for me to get my card working!


He has ATY_Init installed, and GE disabled. ATY_Init labels both the 6970 and 6950 as "6900 Series" because it treats them with the same IOReg keys


So i have to deinstall ATY_Init??

Nope, leave it. It is working as it should. Just ignore the naming blemish, that's all.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 20, 2012, 10:50:06 PM
Andy, managed to get EVERYTHING working, sleep, etc, with newest drivers. So now, when I boot, I have DVI2 and Displayport white, but DVI1 working full acceleration. Putting to sleep and waking up makes all 3 work, full acceleration, DVD player doesn't crash, everything works!

old - mbp2012's, new - 11G15

old <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>
new <string>NVDAGK100Hal 7.28.1 295.10.15f03</string>

old <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>
new <string>ATIRadeonX3000 7.28.1 11210</string>


drivers are exactly same as in mbp2012's osx



10.7.5 is probably just to get the mbp 2012 fixs into a standard build.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 20, 2012, 10:55:16 PM
Kreator what have you installed or done ? And what is your card?



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 20, 2012, 11:29:30 PM
XFX 6970 2GB 2 DVI 2 DisplayPorts 1 HDMI
Core i7 2600k
Asus P8Z68V-Pro Non Gen3

Flashed Asus with patched 3402 bios, Clean installed 10.7.4, made DSDT.aml from scratch and installed it, installed netkas latest 10.7.4 drivers, installed Multibeast i7 SSDT.aml. Voilla, all works except need to sleep/wake to make 2 of the 3 screens recover from white.

Kreator what have you installed or done ? And what is your card?




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: PiSToL on June 20, 2012, 11:38:40 PM

 Could you put your DSDT.aml and SSDT.aml to download please ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 21, 2012, 12:09:41 AM
Sure! Here you go:

They are for a i7 2600k and Asus P8Z68V-Pro Non Gen 3 with 3402 unlocked bios. Good luck!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kkwan18 on June 21, 2012, 01:13:49 AM
           My worked, my system is i7 2600k, GB Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, MSI R6950 Twin Frozr 3 2GB, clean install 10.7.4, with DSDT.aml from tonymac for my motherboard, removed the ATIRadeonX3000GL driver, installed the ati and nvidia drivers for MBP2012, installed back the ATIRadeonX3000GL driver, reboot. same problem with everybody restart after sleep mode, now install the update 11E2620 from MBP2012.pkg, changed to 2nd DVI connection, restarted, still needed to sleep and wake but Graphics work normal, itune, youtube, chess works.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: teevee on June 21, 2012, 05:08:08 AM
As of late, there's two topics going on in this thread,
one regarding the native 6970 package by Netkas
and the other using MBP2012 drivers and I think
this may be confusing some people.

Just to be clear, native 6970 package by Netkas
are edited files to make your card work with Lion,
which works great albeit with some minor bugs/issues
like cold boot and photoshop artifacts, and or itunes KP.
But overall, really good.

And there's the MBP2012 drivers which are suppose to
support the 6 series natively without any edits, but
unfortunately, that is not the case. Those who managed
to get it to work are reporting green overlay while running
Unigine.

So, to be clear, you can try one or the other and don't necessarily
need to mix both together or else it may cause more harm than good.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: littledave on June 21, 2012, 05:23:09 AM
@kreator

Thanks for the DSDT. Can you send us the DSL files too? I'd like to compare them with mine.

I have two questions:

1) Do you have an internal GPU?

2) Does Steam / DVD player work?

Thanks

Dave


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 21, 2012, 02:01:26 PM
umm I'll have to look around for the DSL!

only the one built in the i7 but it's disabled.

and yep, everything working here. Will test uniengine now but dvd, etc all work after sleep/wake.

@kreator

Thanks for the DSDT. Can you send us the DSL files too? I'd like to compare them with mine.

I have two questions:

1) Do you have an internal GPU?

2) Does Steam / DVD player work?

Thanks

Dave


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 21, 2012, 06:16:01 PM
Hi MLdp4 I install mbp2012kexts.
Macpro users don't install netka ati/nvidia pkg.
This framework are not support for macpro…
mbp2012-
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
this kexts are supported.
so we have to edit ATI6000Controller.kext
I delete divide id ATI6000Controller.kext my system loaded.
ATISupport.kext-loded
ATIRadeonX3000.kext-loaded
ATY_Init.kext-Loded
ATI6000Controller.kext-not yet
xfx6970/xfx6950


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 21, 2012, 06:38:19 PM
ML dp4AMD Radeon HD 6950:

  Chipset Model:   AMD Radeon HD 6950
  Type:   GPU
  Bus:   PCIe
  Slot:   Slot-16_1
  PCIe Lane Width:   x16
  VRAM (Total):   2048 MB
  Vendor:   ATI (0x1002)
  Device ID:   0x6719
  Revision ID:   0x0000
  ROM Revision:   007-NETKAS-ORG
  EFI Driver Version:   01.00.507
  Displays:
Display:
  Resolution:   1400 x 1050
  Pixel Depth:   32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
  Main Display:   Yes
  Mirror:   Off
  Online:   Yes


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 21, 2012, 08:37:05 PM
Hi MLdp4 I install mbp2012kexts.
Macpro users don't install netka ati/nvidia pkg.
This framework are not support for macpro…
mbp2012-
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
this kexts are supported.
so we have to edit ATI6000Controller.kext
I delete divide id ATI6000Controller.kext my system loaded.
ATISupport.kext-loded
ATIRadeonX3000.kext-loaded
ATY_Init.kext-Loded
ATI6000Controller.kext-not yet
xfx6970/xfx6950

What???  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 21, 2012, 08:52:15 PM
Hey man, now I have the same as you, everything works, no cold boot bug, but gotta sleep/wake to work.

Photoshop screwed too but disabling acceleration in options fixed it. Mouse cursor also disappears when playing youtube videos fullscreen. Nothing else to report so far.

Hi MLdp4 I install mbp2012kexts.
Macpro users don't install netka ati/nvidia pkg.
This framework are not support for macpro…
mbp2012-
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
this kexts are supported.
so we have to edit ATI6000Controller.kext
I delete divide id ATI6000Controller.kext my system loaded.
ATISupport.kext-loded
ATIRadeonX3000.kext-loaded
ATY_Init.kext-Loded
ATI6000Controller.kext-not yet
xfx6970/xfx6950

What???  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 21, 2012, 09:03:48 PM
Hey man, now I have the same as you, everything works, no cold boot bug, but gotta sleep/wake to work.

You say everything works but I bet it doesn't - unigine will be green and blocky, anything trying to touch opencl will either hard crash or kp etc etc..

It's a slight improvement over the hacked drivers but they clearly arent ready yet (assuming they are actually being worked on and dont just work by accident).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 21, 2012, 09:27:20 PM
Hi MLdp4 I install mbp2012kexts.
Macpro users don't install netka ati/nvidia pkg.
This framework are not support for macpro…
mbp2012-this is only mbp
System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework

System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework

System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
mbp2012 kexts are supported.
so we have to edit ATI6000Controller.kext
I delete divide id ATI6000Controller.kext my system loaded.
ATISupport.kext-loded
ATIRadeonX3000.kext-loaded
ATY_Init.kext-Loded
ATI6000Controller.kext-not yet
xfx6970/xfx6950
netkas string give me this result. when i install ATI6000Controller.kext white screen remove device id loaded another kexts.
if you know how to edit ATI6000Controller you are my boss.
I know you can but i don't know.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 21, 2012, 09:32:45 PM
Hi MLdp4 I install mbp2012kexts.
Macpro users don't install netka ati/nvidia pkg.
This framework are not support for macpro…
mbp2012-this is only mbp
System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework

System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework

System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework
mbp2012 kexts are supported.
so we have to edit ATI6000Controller.kext
I delete divide id ATI6000Controller.kext my system loaded.
ATISupport.kext-loded
ATIRadeonX3000.kext-loaded
ATY_Init.kext-Loded
ATI6000Controller.kext-not yet
xfx6970/xfx6950
netkas string give me this result. when i install ATI6000Controller.kext white screen remove device id loaded another kexts.
if you know how to edit ATI6000Controller you are my boss.
I know you can but i don't know.

Why the hell are you installing mbp2012 kexts on a 10.8 installation? Thats about as likely to work as teenager from manchester!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 21, 2012, 09:41:57 PM
I was install 10.8 kexts also samething
when remove device id from ATI6000Controller.kext system loaded/whitescreen


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 21, 2012, 09:48:54 PM
10.8 dp4 not in
ATIRadeonX3000.kext
thats reson install mbp2012 kexts.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: douglasroos on June 22, 2012, 01:12:15 AM
I have a question, the card works fine with the after effects and final cut pro? i use a lot those programs. Thanks


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kkwan18 on June 22, 2012, 09:29:33 AM
Its works with Aperture, and Photoshop CS 5.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 22, 2012, 03:36:50 PM
Anybody know about hack233
How to get?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 22, 2012, 08:46:07 PM
Man you should really stop using google translator and learn to speak english, nobody understands anything you say. My english is terrible but at least I can be understood LOL

Anybody know about hack233
How to get?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on June 23, 2012, 07:52:58 AM
And yet, look at that screenshot.

Looks pretty cool.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: lastExile on June 23, 2012, 08:43:30 AM
Hmmm.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on June 23, 2012, 11:36:07 AM
Anybody know about hack233
How to get?

Can´t find anything about this Tool in the Web. Where you get this?
Or is this a Fake?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: icemac on June 23, 2012, 12:49:58 PM
Yeah would be great to get info on where to get that app, used every search engine can't find it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 23, 2012, 01:00:41 PM
links
diff language I can't read
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=278122&st=60
http://bbs.pcbeta.com/viewthread-1027991-1-1.html


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mac-bitch on June 23, 2012, 01:13:57 PM
It`s a tool soon to be released for beta testing as far as Google translate helped me :D.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 24, 2012, 09:16:00 PM
Saw on insanelymac people modding the DSDT.aml file to make their 6850 work. wonder if we can mod anything in there to make the 6970 bugs vanish?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 24, 2012, 09:52:10 PM
also interesting:

lspci -nnvt

           +-01.0-[0000:01]--+-00.0  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6970] [1002:6718]
           |                 \-00.1  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6900 Series] [1002:aa80]


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 24, 2012, 09:54:58 PM
all gold info from here, in spanish tho

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=278122&st=0&p=1814152&#entry1814152


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on June 25, 2012, 01:56:10 AM
also interesting:

lspci -nnvt

           +-01.0-[0000:01]--+-00.0  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6970] [1002:6718]
           |                 \-00.1  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6900 Series] [1002:aa80]

should note that anyone else wanting to check this, you need to install/enable lspci


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 25, 2012, 06:21:07 PM
not that I have any idea of how I enabled it in the first place :P

also interesting:

lspci -nnvt

           +-01.0-[0000:01]--+-00.0  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6970] [1002:6718]
           |                 \-00.1  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6900 Series] [1002:aa80]

should note that anyone else wanting to check this, you need to install/enable lspci


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 25, 2012, 08:40:43 PM
all gold info from here, in spanish tho

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=278122&st=0&p=1814152&#entry1814152

Sadly none of it is much use - I tried a few of the posted dsdt edits and they make bugger all difference to be honest. All they appear to do is force the framebuffer personality and set some of the device properties without using graphicsenabler none of which is an issue at the moment anyway. :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 26, 2012, 02:29:48 AM
thanks andy, we'll keep on trying!

I wonder what coming back from sleep does to the card that makes it initialize properly?

Also I found out that Solver crashes too:

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
objc[4029]: garbage collection is OFF
*** error for object 0x10004db30: pointer being freed was not allocated

Wonder what the display drivers have to do with that?

Also, wondering why photoshop looks all funky when hardware acceleration is enabled. Maybe Gibba isn't the right framebuffer? Reading the card ROM and decoding it should give us more info?


all gold info from here, in spanish tho

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=278122&st=0&p=1814152&#entry1814152

Sadly none of it is much use - I tried a few of the posted dsdt edits and they make bugger all difference to be honest. All they appear to do is force the framebuffer personality and set some of the device properties without using graphicsenabler none of which is an issue at the moment anyway. :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 28, 2012, 12:43:14 PM
No new progress on this?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 28, 2012, 12:51:18 PM
nope...

Having examined the 6970 bios dump and compared it with the personalities Gibba & AtiPorts=5 is the correct framebuffer and all the ports, transmitters and encoders seem correct.

Prob a bug in chameleon which is preventing the correct inits, as it works in mac pro it seems?

Fingers crossed either 10.8 and or a refresh of the bootloader will straighten things out....

:(



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 28, 2012, 02:05:26 PM
Do we have another bootloader alternative to chameleon to test with? I heard about something called revoboot


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on June 28, 2012, 02:09:39 PM
its all based on chameleon

anyway, grub2 was just finally released and there is lion support finaly, and.... ML bootargs doesnt differ from lion's


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 28, 2012, 02:14:45 PM
netkas, any directions on how I can test grub2 to see if it solves the 6970 issue?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on June 28, 2012, 03:31:07 PM
A logical alternative from chameleon would be something like IBOOT (not iBoot from tony) as it is a full EFI environment that can be ran on top of BIOS. In order to use it, one would boot it off of USB.

Here is link to main thread: http://osx86.co/f36/new-duet-based-efi-bootloader-t6383/


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 28, 2012, 08:06:52 PM
A logical alternative from chameleon would be something like IBOOT (not iBoot from tony) as it is a full EFI environment that can be ran on top of BIOS. In order to use it, one would boot it off of USB.

Here is link to main thread: http://osx86.co/f36/new-duet-based-efi-bootloader-t6383/

Good luck with that. I remember testing it out a long time back and it was flakier than a nuns undercrackers!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 28, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
What I find odd and hard to accept is that yes ok it most likely is an issue somewhere within chameleon but why does it only affect the 6900 series cards, what is so special abouty them that breaks it?
The problem can't be within the ati.c code because it still happens even if you disable graphicsenabler and I've spent a few hours piling over the rest of the code and theres absolutely nothing that strikes me as remotely obvious (although to be fair it would have to be pretty obvious for me to spot it).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 28, 2012, 08:14:03 PM
Perhaps somebody brave enough to try using chameleon to boot lion or mountain lion on a mac pro would also be brave enough to try a 6950 or 6970 and post results. Presumably if it works for them using chameleon then it's probably not a chameleon issue (assuming chameleon overwrites all of the gernuine smbios and efi data from a real mac with it's own fake injected info)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 28, 2012, 09:02:14 PM
Maybe using grub2 instead of chameleon to see what happens?

I'm trying for hours but can't get the damn thing to work!

Perhaps somebody brave enough to try using chameleon to boot lion or mountain lion on a mac pro would also be brave enough to try a 6950 or 6970 and post results. Presumably if it works for them using chameleon then it's probably not a chameleon issue (assuming chameleon overwrites all of the gernuine smbios and efi data from a real mac with it's own fake injected info)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on June 28, 2012, 09:08:20 PM
Maybe using grub2 instead of chameleon to see what happens?

Unfortunately theres grub2 and then again theres grub2 with about 50 millioon variations and builds in between.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on June 28, 2012, 11:20:12 PM
What I find odd and hard to accept is that yes ok it most likely is an issue somewhere within chameleon but why does it only affect the 6900 series cards, what is so special abouty them that breaks it?
The problem can't be within the ati.c code because it still happens even if you disable graphicsenabler and I've spent a few hours piling over the rest of the code and theres absolutely nothing that strikes me as remotely obvious (although to be fair it would have to be pretty obvious for me to spot it).

It does seem odd, but loking at it logically I can't see where else to point the finger.
If it were a driver issue in osx then the 6970 would not work on the mac pro.
If it were the framebuffer personality then we could use a different one or adjust one to work.
If it were the device id's then we could add those, but they are present both in Chamelon and in system kexts.

The card itself will work as we can get the bootloader screen, and load all the way to login without any freezes or kernal panics. Its only on when the card is handed off to the system initialisation that something is missing... even if we do not load a card or framebuffer personality.

Even with a helper card that seems to overcome the init issue the framebuffer is still not performing correctly as we get the dvd player crashes and green artifacts etc.

I suspect that even with Lion GM we will still have an issue, unless something else changes under the hood and we get lucky.

Using an alternate boot loader is all well and good, but if they are based on the Chamelon trunk then we are prob not much better off.


Below is the bios from an MSI 6970 like mine using Redsox bios decoder:

MCX2372G.H02:
113-
MSITV237MS.102 CAYMAN XT V237 C204 HYNIX 64MX32 2G                       
Subsystem Vendor ID: 1462
       Subsystem ID: 2370
Object Header Structure Size: 436
Connector Object Table Offset: 52
Router Object Table Offset: 0
Encoder Object Table Offset: 145
Display Path Table Offset: 12

Connector Object Id [19] which is [DISPLAY_PORT]
   encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x12 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x4)] linkb: false

Connector Object Id [19] which is [DISPLAY_PORT]
   encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x22 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x5)] linkb: true

Connector Object Id [12] which is [HDMI_TYPE_A]
   encoder obj id [0x20] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (osx txmit 0x11 [duallink 0x1] enc 0x2)] linkb: false

Connector Object Id [3] which is [DVI_D]
   encoder obj id [0x20] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (osx txmit 0x11 [duallink 0x1] enc 0x2)] linkb: false

Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I]
   encoder obj id [0x1e] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY (osx txmit 0x10 [duallink 0x0] enc 0x0)] linkb: false

Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I]
   encoder obj id [0x15] which is [INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (osx txmit 0x00 enc 0x10?)] linkb: false

Using info from here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273937&hl=ati_personality&st=0 (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273937&hl=ati_personality&st=0)

And then compared to the output from radeon bios decode:

Andys-Mac-Pro:~ andy$ /ati/radeon_bios_decode < /ati/MSI.rom
ATOM BIOS Rom:
   SubsystemVendorID: 0x1462 SubsystemID: 0x2370
   IOBaseAddress: 0x0000
   Filename: MCX2372G.H02
   BIOS Bootup Message: 113-
MSITV237MS.102 CAYMAN XT V237 C204 HYNIX 64MX32 2G                       
PCI ID: 1002:6718
Connector at index 0
   Type [@offset 44267]: DisplayPort (10)
   Encoder [@offset 44271]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21)
   i2cid [@offset 44403]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1
Connector at index 1
   Type [@offset 44277]: DisplayPort (10)
   Encoder [@offset 44281]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21)
   i2cid [@offset 44430]: 0x91, OSX senseid: 0x2
Connector at index 2
   Type [@offset 44287]: HDMI-A (11)
   Encoder [@offset 44291]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20)
   i2cid [@offset 44457]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4
Connector at index 3
   Type [@offset 44297]: DVI-D (3)
   Encoder [@offset 44301]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20)
   i2cid [@offset 44484]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3
Connector at index 4
   Type [@offset 44307]: DVI-I (2)
   Encoder [@offset 44311]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e)
   i2cid [@offset 44521]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5
Connector at index 5
   Type [@offset 44317]: DVI-I (2)
   Encoder [@offset 44321]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15)
   i2cid [@offset 44521]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5

I then compared that to the Gibba framebuffer.

Personality: Gibba
ConnectorInfo count in decimal: 5
Disk offset in decimal 177040
0000000 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 00 00 12 04 05 01 (display port)
0000010 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 00 00 22 05 04 02 (display port)
0000020 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 11 02 06 04 (HDMI)
0000030 00 02 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 03 05 (DVI)
0000040 04 00 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 11 02 01 03 (DVI - shared with HDMI)
0000050

Thus it would all seem to check out:

Personality: Gibba

ConnectorInfo count in decimal: 5

Disk offset in decimal 177040

00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 00 00 12 04 05 01 - display port
transmit 12 enc 04 hpid 05  sense id 01

00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 00 00 22 05 04 02 - display port
transmit 22 enc 05 hpid 04 sense 02

00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 11 02 06 04 - hdmi
transmit 11 enc 02 hpid 06 sense 04

00 02 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 03 05 - dvi 1
connector type: 0x00000200 = DVI
control flags=0x00000214 =dvi
features 0x01 = internal
unknown 0x0000
transmitter: 0x00 = (uniphy AB Dual link), Card requires 0x10 ??
encoder: 0x00
hot plug id = 03
sense id 05

04 00 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 00 00 11 02 01 03 - dvi 2
transmitter = 0x11: encoder = 02 (shared with hdmi) hot swap id =01 sense id 03

I dunno if netkas is running a custom rom on the 6970 he has working in mac pro, or if the connector info is any different...

My other thought is that we are barking up the wrong tree altogether and it is some other issue effecting the init like
Quote
"NOTE: I read several cases where using AppleNullCPUManagement.kext or npci=x resulted in personality override not working correctly
(you always get not personality or the default). Take your necessary precautions."
. Or perhaps something to do with the hdmi audio or other part of card or kext that is throwing the spanner in the works.....

I dunno


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 29, 2012, 12:38:17 PM
I Dont have the DVD crash issue, also im running without nullpowermanagement or x0200 on chameleon, and i still have to sleep/wake and get green screen on ps cs6


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 29, 2012, 01:41:02 PM
Hi all fix photoshop green screen isse.
colour settings-conversion options all thicked then fine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 29, 2012, 03:04:35 PM
Hi all fix photoshop green screen isse.
colour settings-conversion options all thicked then fine.

Green screen issue not color setting problem! This is Open CL problem. Go preferences and choose OpenCL setting "basic" photoshop working without green screen. Same thing for Cinema 4D turn off OpenCL on edit menu preferences.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on June 29, 2012, 05:38:04 PM
Even basic wont work here, gotta disable it for the bug to go away.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on June 29, 2012, 05:54:16 PM
Even basic wont work here, gotta disable it for the bug to go away.

After choose the basic then quit PS and open again. Create new files and no green screen... if you have still green screen its mean you have different problem to OpenCL


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 29, 2012, 07:24:02 PM
MY screen shots
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280159


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Peloche on June 29, 2012, 08:55:37 PM
MY screen shots
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280159

Congrats nmano  ;)

On Hackint0sh ML DP4 12A239 it works for 6970 but PCI info.

Didn't try anything else.

Edit: Still cold boot bug on my side.
Edit: Same results with ML DP4 12A256.

Edit: About PCI Info:

Getting same result with GTX 670, so your 6970 kexts are not involved:






Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nortamoc on June 29, 2012, 10:09:44 PM
installed 10.7.4
multibeast (just the custom dsdt option - community dsdt for p8p67-m pro with patched 3k bios)
installed "ati and nvidia drivers from MBP2012 for 10.7.4.pkg"
boot fine - whitescreen with cursor - powerbutton, again powerbutton brought me screen with ci/qe

----

installed vanilla 10.7.4 kexts ati3000 + 3000GL kext back to maybe get the powerbuttonshit fixed ... ci/qe gone. not recoverable through installing netkas package again ... STRANGE! do i need to start again the 1000 time? :O ...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 30, 2012, 12:36:41 PM
Getting same result with GTX 670, so your 6970 kexts are not involved:no info pcicards
you right thats Iopcifamily issue


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kkwan18 on June 30, 2012, 02:36:24 PM
Hi all fix photoshop green screen isse.
colour settings-conversion options all thicked then fine.

Green screen issue not color setting problem! This is Open CL problem. Go preferences and choose OpenCL setting "basic" photoshop working without green screen. Same thing for Cinema 4D turn off OpenCL on edit menu preferences.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on July 01, 2012, 09:01:38 AM
For Photoshop green artifacts fix you need only check "Desaturate colors" by 0% (if more than 0 the colors will be incorrect) without changing other options.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nameless One on July 02, 2012, 01:42:44 PM
It's a pity I don't have some Vesa mounts to hold my monitors upside-down, any display that is rotated on my system,
(HD6970, 10.7.4 updated with drivers in this thread, ATY_Init.kext) displays the desktop properly from cold boot, no white
screen with mouse cursor and no need to sleep the system (which is just as well, since if the displays have been rotated,
then they aren't re-initialised properly when resuming from sleep. Blue rotated displays with no cursor for a few minutes
then some blocky thick black and white lines just off horizontal with mouse cursor and the system needs to be reset as the
key combos for reboot/shutdown don't work).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 02, 2012, 05:55:49 PM
I found out here that if I select the box DESATURATE COLOURS BY and enter any value, the bug is gone. But if I deselect that box, all green.

Now the sleep wake issue and I'm home free :P

For Photoshop green artifacts fix you need only check "Desaturate colors" by 0% (if more than 0 the colors will be incorrect) without changing other options.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on July 02, 2012, 06:54:02 PM
or just disable opencl acceleration as it's exactly what's causing the problem.

mentioned on like page 4.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 12:15:10 AM
Found this in the logs

Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: SMC::smcInitHelper ERROR: MMIO regMap == NULL - fall back to old SMC mode
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: ATY_Init: Starting
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: ATY_Init: Checking dev-id 6718
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: ATY_Init: Card 0x6718 was posted
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: ATY_Init: Quiting for card 0x6718
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: DSMOS has arrived
Jul  2 19:45:53 localhost kernel[0]: ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 **

Maybe ATY_Init is the culprit on white screen?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: xarchiex on July 03, 2012, 03:12:25 AM
guys, just a curious, it's okay we have a broken symlink of GPUSupport in MBP2012 drivers?


ls /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework
~Libraries -> Versions/A/Libraries
~PrivateResources -> Versions/A/PrivateResources
/Versions
!GPUSupport -> Versions/A/PrivateHeaders

so, GPUSupport refers to a FOLDER (but it should be executable binary file imho), so... FOLDER which does not even exist

ls /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework/Versions/A/
/Libraries/libGPUSupport.dylib
/Libraries/libGPUSupportMercury.dylib
/PrivateResources/GLRendererOSX.exp
/PrivateResources/GPUSupportConfig.mak


the last file might present for compilation, but I'm not good at cocoa programming...

BUT

I found out that the library GPUSupport is loaded anyway (in my case only libGPUSupportMercury, I don't know why only Mercury)

Code:
> /bin/ps x | grep WindowServer
<PID>     2:00.27 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon

/usr/bin/sample -file /dev/stdout <WindowServerPID> 3 | grep -i gpusupport

Sample analysis of process 317 written to file /dev/stdout
    +       !   :         |       2 gpusLoadCurrentTextures  (in libGPUSupportMercury.dylib) + 665  [0x108813193]
    +       !   :         |             2 gpusGetKernelTexture  (in libGPUSupportMercury.dylib) + 433  [0x108813b04]
    +       !   :                 1 gldFinishObject  (in libGPUSupportMercury.dylib) + 105  [0x108812451]
    +       !   :                       1 gpusSubmitDataBuffers  (in libGPUSupportMercury.dylib) + 141  [0x10880e051]
    +       !   :       5 gpusSubmitDataBuffers  (in libGPUSupportMercury.dylib) + 141  [0x10880e051]
       0x10880b000 -        0x108818ff7  libGPUSupportMercury.dylib (??? - ???) <18AAF98D-0863-3738-A4C3-F6014FDE0D86> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/libGPUSupportMercury.dylib

so, correct me if I'm wrong about GPUSupport binary file, my point is - its not working properly and sorry for messing things up, just curious like I said...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 01:24:07 PM
Well now we need Netkas to take a look at these :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 03, 2012, 02:06:56 PM
hmm not getting that?

but have got this in the console log...

03/07/2012 13:47:57.285 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/ATY_Init.kext - no code for running kernel's architecture.
03/07/2012 13:41:54.426 com.apple.kextd: Load com.dong.driver.ATY_Init failed; removing personalities from kernel.

???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 07:27:35 PM
Did you guys try Clover?

http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2304


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: xarchiex on July 03, 2012, 07:35:27 PM
hmm not getting that?

but have got this in the console log...

03/07/2012 13:47:57.285 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/ATY_Init.kext - no code for running kernel's architecture.
03/07/2012 13:41:54.426 com.apple.kextd: Load com.dong.driver.ATY_Init failed; removing personalities from kernel.

???

Which version of Mac OS X do you have? Apple has dropped 32-bit kernel support in 10.8, probably your ATI injector has only 32bit support, but I believe 32bit only ATY_init does not exist.
Anyway take a look at this one: http://d.pr/f/sll7
It's working perfectly on ML


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 07:45:29 PM
Do we really need ATY_Init?

hmm not getting that?

but have got this in the console log...

03/07/2012 13:47:57.285 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/ATY_Init.kext - no code for running kernel's architecture.
03/07/2012 13:41:54.426 com.apple.kextd: Load com.dong.driver.ATY_Init failed; removing personalities from kernel.

???

Which version of Mac OS X do you have? Apple has dropped 32-bit kernel support in 10.8, probably your ATI injector has only 32bit support, but I believe 32bit only ATY_init does not exist.
Anyway take a look at this one: http://d.pr/f/sll7
It's working perfectly on ML



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 03, 2012, 07:47:50 PM
Do we really need ATY_Init?

Nope, GraphicsEnabler does the same thing but neither are of much use for the 6970 at this point in time until the sleep/wake bug is tracked down and solved.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 08:12:33 PM
Is there any way we can track exactly how the vidcard is re-initiated on wake and on boot and compare both?

Do we really need ATY_Init?

Nope, GraphicsEnabler does the same thing but neither are of much use for the 6970 at this point in time until the sleep/wake bug is tracked down and solved.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 03, 2012, 08:16:52 PM
Is there any way we can track exactly how the vidcard is re-initiated on wake and on boot and compare both?

That's going to require somebody with more osx kung fu than I :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on July 03, 2012, 08:43:27 PM
Will pointing chameleon to a custom ROM make it POST the card with it or not? Cannot flash this card with a new BIOS because it freaks when running at a different clock.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 03, 2012, 08:49:53 PM
Will pointing chameleon to a custom ROM make it POST the card with it or not? Cannot flash this card with a new BIOS because it freaks when running at a different clock.

Yes but you are wasting your time IT WILL NOT SOLVE THE NEED TO SLEEP AND WAKE


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 09:28:12 PM
Yeah I'm trying to figure how to log exactly how the videocard is inited on the wake procedure. And then on boot, to compare both.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on July 03, 2012, 09:45:06 PM
Osx driver forces asic_init on wake,

And when u boot driver does asic_init only if card is unPOSTed

I posted here a driver which was forced to do asic_init on boot, but it fixed nothing


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 10:04:23 PM
Then maybe its not related to how OSX wakes the videocard but how it wakes something related to the videocard. Maybe the monitors, IDK.

Osx driver forces asic_init on wake,

And when u boot driver does asic_init only if card is unPOSTed

I posted here a driver which was forced to do asic_init on boot, but it fixed nothing


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 03, 2012, 11:37:05 PM
Unigine heaven wont work here also. green garbage all over.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 04, 2012, 06:40:03 AM
Osx driver forces asic_init on wake,

And when u boot driver does asic_init only if card is unPOSTed

I posted here a driver which was forced to do asic_init on boot, but it fixed nothing

Interestingly there was a recent patch to the linux drivers to add asic_init on cayman cards.

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2011-March/008969.html


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on July 04, 2012, 09:35:37 PM
Mm. Actualy it was more than year ago, when they were adding cayman support to linux


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 05, 2012, 05:55:58 PM
Is there a way to do a script to force the card to do a re-init after OSX has booted?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: upton.oliver on July 05, 2012, 07:23:09 PM
Will pointing chameleon to a custom ROM make it POST the card with it or not? Cannot flash this card with a new BIOS because it freaks when running at a different clock.

Yes but you are wasting your time IT WILL NOT SOLVE THE NEED TO SLEEP AND WAKE


No I completely understand that. My issue is my non ref card really bugs out certain drivers, but flashing an xfx bios bricks it


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 05, 2012, 07:27:58 PM
No I completely understand that. My issue is my non ref card really bugs out certain drivers, but flashing an xfx bios bricks it

Ahh right ok I'm with you now. That should work as long as the device id's match but if flashing the card with the rom in question causes problems I would expect the same problems doing it this way. Give it a try though.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 05, 2012, 10:30:18 PM
Hrmmmm I'm beginning to think that the sleep/wake solution may be located at the Device GFX0 portion od the DSDT file.

From BDMESG:

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/DSDT.aml] 45120 bytes.
Using PCI-Root-UID value: 0
Framebuffer @0xE0000000  MMIO @0xF7E20000   I/O Port @0x0000E000 ROM Addr @0xF7E00000
ATI card POSTed, reading VBIOS from legacy space
Framebuffer set to device's default: Gibba
(AtiPorts) Nr of ports set to: 5
ATI Cayman AMD Radeon HD 6970 2048MB (Gibba) [1002:6718] (subsys [1682:3130]):: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 09, 2012, 11:50:41 PM
Mountain Lion Golden Master release today hope this time will work sleep/wake!!! Finger cross!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on July 10, 2012, 03:16:26 PM
So any news and imrpovement in ML GM? for 6970 i mean?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on July 10, 2012, 04:19:48 PM
just skimmed through the Extension folder of the BaseSystem.dmg and looks like "ATI6000Controller.kext" has a NEW MODIFIED TIME at 2012/7/4.  ;)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: clearzero on July 10, 2012, 08:06:35 PM
I have been trying to install the GM this morning and so far I can't get past the white screen with mouse pointer.  I can't get to the installer screen yet.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Jurgen_M on July 10, 2012, 09:40:12 PM
Hello,
I got my asus hd 6970 working in asus P8P67 mb with chameleon 2003 (Gibba boot option) & ATIRadeon10.7.4_Vanilla drivers + framework files
Lion version is 10.7.2
When installing the HD 6970 in sabertooth X58 mb with same Hardrive config i get a blue screen before the login screen?
Thank you for information on this issue


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on July 10, 2012, 10:45:08 PM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 11, 2012, 12:54:14 AM
Netkas any hope for Lion sleep/wake problem?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: clearzero on July 11, 2012, 02:09:02 AM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802

I know this is a noob question but... where does this file go?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on July 11, 2012, 11:34:59 AM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802

Then it's still no go for hackintosh :( thank you mr. netkas


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on July 11, 2012, 12:55:34 PM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802
Netkas u got acceleration etc? i installed ml gm applied fix(patch) replaced file but there is no acceleration at all and idd cold boot bug persist my hardware i7 3770k ga z77x ud5 6970, maybe ive done smth wrong?
i did used ge=yes and no same result, btw bootloader is cham 2003


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 11, 2012, 02:14:36 PM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802
Netkas u got acceleration etc? i installed ml gm applied fix(patch) replaced file but there is no acceleration at all and idd cold boot bug persist my hardware i7 3770k ga z77x ud5 6970, maybe ive done smth wrong?
i did used ge=yes and no same result, btw bootloader is cham 2003

Repair permissions - that usually fix's it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on July 11, 2012, 03:55:44 PM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802
Netkas u got acceleration etc? i installed ml gm applied fix(patch) replaced file but there is no acceleration at all and idd cold boot bug persist my hardware i7 3770k ga z77x ud5 6970, maybe ive done smth wrong?
i did used ge=yes and no same result, btw bootloader is cham 2003

Repair permissions - that usually fix's it.
just did, i rly forgot about it, now i got permanent white screen with cursor, but if i do enable hd4000, i can get to desktop and main "lol" is that @ hd4000 i get QE etc and on 6970 not (plugged both into same monitor 1 via dvi 1 via hdmi) weird... guess I'm dumb for this


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on July 11, 2012, 03:58:55 PM
well atleast good news there is hardware acceleration on hd4000


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 11, 2012, 08:18:08 PM
patched file for ML GM, still cold boot bug.

http://rghost.ru/39144802
Netkas u got acceleration etc? i installed ml gm applied fix(patch) replaced file but there is no acceleration at all and idd cold boot bug persist my hardware i7 3770k ga z77x ud5 6970, maybe ive done smth wrong?
i did used ge=yes and no same result, btw bootloader is cham 2003

Repair permissions - that usually fix's it.
just did, i rly forgot about it, now i got permanent white screen with cursor, but if i do enable hd4000, i can get to desktop and main "lol" is that @ hd4000 i get QE etc and on 6970 not (plugged both into same monitor 1 via dvi 1 via hdmi) weird... guess I'm dumb for this

Hi be11o how do you get your Intel HD4000 to work? I just try it here but still get the same problem that the sysinfo shows me kext not loaded at the HD4000. Same problem at Lion and ML GM.

I will test the 6970 in the next days after i received an new cooler for it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 11, 2012, 09:20:06 PM
I will test the 6970 in the next days after i received an new cooler for it.

I'll test my 6970 as soon as I can be arsed to plug my spare hackintosh back in and deprive my raspberry pi for its slot on the kvm lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 13, 2012, 06:09:45 AM
Well... Seems like on a fresh install on a Hackintosh with a 6950 is not working.. Gets a white screen and then is stuck there.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 13, 2012, 10:51:53 AM
Well... Seems like on a fresh install on a Hackintosh with a 6950 is not working.. Gets a white screen and then is stuck there.

I have now a fresh ML Installation on my System and get the same problems with a patched AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext. Grey screen at boot with mouse. But if use my integrated Intel HD4000 as the primary graphicscard i can boot and everything works like in lion wit the known issues like green screen during the unigine heaven benchmark and at photoshop and if i try luxmark (openCL) the screen just freeze.

The intel HD4000 kext are not loaded at my system and i get no accelleration with it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 13, 2012, 11:17:09 AM
Well... Seems like on a fresh install on a Hackintosh with a 6950 is not working.. Gets a white screen and then is stuck there.

I have now a fresh ML Installation on my System and get the same problems with a patched AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext. Grey screen at boot with mouse. But if use my integrated Intel HD4000 as the primary graphicscard i can boot and everything works like in lion wit the known issues like green screen during the unigine heaven benchmark and at photoshop and if i try luxmark (openCL) the screen just freeze.

The intel HD4000 kext are not loaded at my system and i get no accelleration with it.

So you're saying.. You patched using the files that netkas released from above? And then you boot with Intel HD 4000 and then loadup 6950/70?
I used to do this in Lion which allowed me to use my card properly (except for green garbage issue in Unigine).
Please confirm?
I will try this later and boot with my Intel HD 3000 and switch to my main card. I just wanted to know whether you need it patched or not?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 13, 2012, 01:35:29 PM
Well... Seems like on a fresh install on a Hackintosh with a 6950 is not working.. Gets a white screen and then is stuck there.

I have now a fresh ML Installation on my System and get the same problems with a patched AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext. Grey screen at boot with mouse. But if use my integrated Intel HD4000 as the primary graphicscard i can boot and everything works like in lion wit the known issues like green screen during the unigine heaven benchmark and at photoshop and if i try luxmark (openCL) the screen just freeze.

The intel HD4000 kext are not loaded at my system and i get no accelleration with it.

So you're saying.. You patched using the files that netkas released from above? And then you boot with Intel HD 4000 and then loadup 6950/70?
I used to do this in Lion which allowed me to use my card properly (except for green garbage issue in Unigine).
Please confirm?
I will try this later and boot with my Intel HD 3000 and switch to my main card. I just wanted to know whether you need it patched or not?

Thats right, i just used the patched kext and it works if you boot with an second graphicscard as primary. I,m at work now and don´t know where i found the kext. If i back at home in some hours i can post the link to the file.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 13, 2012, 01:46:10 PM
so same thing we had all along:

only works with a helper card to handle the init, and the framebuffer is corrupted....

 ::)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 13, 2012, 01:59:05 PM
so same thing we had all along:

only works with a helper card to handle the init, and the framebuffer is corrupted....

 ::)

I know, bad news, but its the truth! :'(
Nothing new on ML and the HD4000 don´t work at the moment.

I hope that he first update or netkas can do something to get it run without limitation.

A big thx for Netkas work and all the other helper!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 13, 2012, 02:08:44 PM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 13, 2012, 03:45:35 PM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

So here is the patched kext: http://rghost.net/39191875

This is the file i found on the Internet: http://rghost.net/38887333 and copied it to the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext/Contents/MacOS/ and replaced the original AMDRadeonAccelerator with the patched.

So you have just to replace the whole AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext that i have uploaded.

and no iTunes don´t kp.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 13, 2012, 04:44:58 PM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

My post with the links to the files is declarated as span and it have to be checked from the admin.
If you need the files very quick, plz tell me where i can upload it for you.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 14, 2012, 03:04:01 AM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

So here is the patched kext: http://rghost.net/39191875

This is the file i found on the Internet: http://rghost.net/38887333 and copied it to the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext/Contents/MacOS/ and replaced the original AMDRadeonAccelerator with the patched.

So you have just to replace the whole AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext that i have uploaded.

and no iTunes don´t kp.
Hmm.. I installed the files that netkas posted; and repaired permissions. I get no QE/CI with that one.

I will try to use your patched file and see what happens.

EDIT: I can see your files and just downloaded them. They are working great! Not sure why when I used netkas' file to replace in .kext/Contents/MacOS/ I got no QE/CI but with yours I do. Probably some permission thing.

I can now boot with helper card (Intel HD3000) and get full QE/CI, iTunes doesn't panic, YouTube vids work. I suspect I will get green garbage with Unigine (OpenCL?) but yeah.. Doesn't concern me too much right now.

Thanks for the post!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mlaichtastic on July 14, 2012, 09:18:10 AM
Clearly i'm doing this all wrong.

Bought a MSI R6970 card. Installed this in a Mac Pro 4,1 that's been firmware upgraded to 5,1, courtesy of netkas and his patch.

I've installed the 6970 alongside the nvidia GT 120 that came with the machine. I've got a Windows partition too (through boot camp).

No matter what I've tried, it seems the 6970 is not recognised. If I boot into Windows or OS X, and have my monitor connected to the 6970, all I get is black screen. When I switch the cable to the GT 120, everything is there, working.

I've also tried the method using ATIFlash and FreeDOS - ATIFlash says 'no adapter' or something similar.

Should this card, which I cannot even flash, appear in System Information? Because currently it doesn't. I've attached a screenshot that shows only my original GT 120 card is recognised as an installed PCI card.

Ultimately, have I got a faulty card, or am I just missing a step or two somewhere?

(http://i46.tinypic.com/307owo2.png)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 14, 2012, 11:25:43 AM
Clearly i'm doing this all wrong.

Bought a MSI R6970 card. Installed this in a Mac Pro 4,1 that's been firmware upgraded to 5,1, courtesy of netkas and his patch.

I've installed the 6970 alongside the nvidia GT 120 that came with the machine. I've got a Windows partition too (through boot camp).

No matter what I've tried, it seems the 6970 is not recognised. If I boot into Windows or OS X, and have my monitor connected to the 6970, all I get is black screen. When I switch the cable to the GT 120, everything is there, working.

I've also tried the method using ATIFlash and FreeDOS - ATIFlash says 'no adapter' or something similar.


Should this card, which I cannot even flash, appear in System Information? Because currently it doesn't. I've attached a screenshot that shows only my original GT 120 card is recognised as an installed PCI card.

Ultimately, have I got a faulty card, or am I just missing a step or two somewhere?

(http://i46.tinypic.com/307owo2.png)

Well.. I honestly think that something's wrong with your MacPro (or could be the card). I mean, if it doesn't load in Windows.. Then.. What can I say?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mlaichtastic on July 14, 2012, 01:46:20 PM
Must be the card, since moving the existing card to either 16x slot works.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on July 14, 2012, 04:29:55 PM
how are you powering 6970?

the connections are mandatory, not optional and if card doesn't detect power, it doesn't turn on


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Jurgen_M on July 14, 2012, 08:40:30 PM
Netkas, thank you for the patched file...!
I didn't experience the cold boot bug with the asus P8P67 mb.
I replaced my  6970 by  a GTX560 because  of the cold boot issue with the sabertooth x58 mb for now.
 


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 14, 2012, 10:50:24 PM
Hmm, well, I'm still getting the cold boot bug, even when using the Intel card as primary boot device. Stupid how they solved it in Lion but not ML. Probably will come back in 10.8.1 I hope..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mlaichtastic on July 14, 2012, 11:56:45 PM
how are you powering 6970?

the connections are mandatory, not optional and if card doesn't detect power, it doesn't turn on

Thanks. Was powering it off the bus.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mac-bitch on July 15, 2012, 02:30:26 PM
how are you powering 6970?

the connections are mandatory, not optional and if card doesn't detect power, it doesn't turn on

Thanks. Was powering it off the bus.

o.O. Is this your first gfx card in the last 5 years? The pice slot offers only 75W!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on July 15, 2012, 02:39:39 PM
so same thing we had all along:

only works with a helper card to handle the init, and the framebuffer is corrupted....

 ::)

I know, bad news, but its the truth! :'(
Nothing new on ML and the HD4000 don´t work at the moment.

I hope that he first update or netkas can do something to get it run without limitation.

A big thx for Netkas work and all the other helper!!
HD4000 working m8 with 2 simple fixes


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mlaichtastic on July 16, 2012, 08:41:10 AM
how are you powering 6970?

the connections are mandatory, not optional and if card doesn't detect power, it doesn't turn on

Thanks. Was powering it off the bus.

o.O. Is this your first gfx card in the last 5 years? The pice slot offers only 75W!


It is. Been using laptops since the dawn of time.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mac-bitch on July 16, 2012, 08:53:17 AM
how are you powering 6970?

the connections are mandatory, not optional and if card doesn't detect power, it doesn't turn on

Thanks. Was powering it off the bus.

o.O. Is this your first gfx card in the last 5 years? The pice slot offers only 75W!


It is. Been using laptops since the dawn of time.

Please take no offense, I just could not believe it; but of course if this is your first desktop gfx card it does make sense :D.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: romanskij on July 16, 2012, 03:38:35 PM
so same thing we had all along:

only works with a helper card to handle the init, and the framebuffer is corrupted....

 ::)

I know, bad news, but its the truth! :'(
Nothing new on ML and the HD4000 don´t work at the moment.

I hope that he first update or netkas can do something to get it run without limitation.

A big thx for Netkas work and all the other helper!!
HD4000 working m8 with 2 simple fixes
Hi be11o so i have found out that i need a dsdt fix and set the shared memory to 64MB. if i set the shared memory to auto or something else, i get artifacts on my screen.

What for fixes do you know about and can i use more shared memory with your fixes?

Thanks!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: be11o on July 17, 2012, 03:44:05 PM
@romanskij if you got less then 8gb ddr3 you cant set more then 64 afaik, if you got it you can set 128, and if you got 16 you can set w/e you want (using macmini smbios)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on July 18, 2012, 07:58:02 AM
Screen Sharing causes KP.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on July 18, 2012, 10:33:01 AM
http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/07/apple-wins-patents-relating-to-opencl-unreleased-dock.html

What you Guys think about this?!

What this means for upcoming Graphics Cards and openCL, for Mac and Hackintosh Users?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on July 18, 2012, 11:20:09 AM
As Apple only stands to lose by restricting adoption of OpenCL, I would imagine that this is a "protective" patent - it allows them to license freely to those who play the game right, and bludgeon those who try to do stuff that is kinda the same, but just enough different to cause marketplace confusion.

What I hope they don't do, is go off on some quixotic quest against CUDA with this.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 18, 2012, 06:55:50 PM
What I hope is to get the annoying 6970 green artifacts thing fixed :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 18, 2012, 07:36:07 PM
What I hope is to get the annoying 6970 green artifacts thing fixed :(

And cold boot or sleep/wake boot.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: MachineShedFred on July 18, 2012, 07:53:56 PM
What I hope is to get the annoying 6970 green artifacts thing fixed :(

And cold boot or sleep/wake boot.

Don't get greedy! ;D


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 19, 2012, 02:19:47 PM
anyone on 10.7.4 with a 6970 upgraded to ML GM yet? Did it break anything?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: neillawson on July 19, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
tried the clean install with ML GM and just got load  / reboot with a kernel panic message when it restarted. this was on a MAC Pro not looked into it yet.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 19, 2012, 08:59:24 PM
guess i'll wait for retail then


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 01:56:27 AM


link-
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280159&st=0&gopid=1835403&#entry1835403

10.7.5 worked now


remove

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework

replace

you have to replace mac pro 10.7.4

/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework

install this

http://www.mediafire...yg175ou2sqt52z3

GraphicsEnabler=Yes
install without ati_init


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: clearzero on July 20, 2012, 06:50:55 AM


link-
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280159&st=0&gopid=1835403&#entry1835403

10.7.5 worked now


remove

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework

replace

you have to replace mac pro 10.7.4

/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework

install this

http://www.mediafire...yg175ou2sqt52z3

GraphicsEnabler=Yes
install without ati_init

This sounds promising.  can someone walk a noob like me through this?  I see a 10.8 folder in the dl.  will this work on a ML install?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 20, 2012, 04:14:20 PM
I don't get what this accomplishes or how it is accomplished.



link-
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=280159&st=0&gopid=1835403&#entry1835403

10.7.5 worked now


remove

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GPUSupport.framework

replace

you have to replace mac pro 10.7.4

/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework

install this

http://www.mediafire...yg175ou2sqt52z3

GraphicsEnabler=Yes
install without ati_init


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 20, 2012, 04:27:19 PM
I don't get what this accomplishes or how it is accomplished.

You are not alone!  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 20, 2012, 04:33:25 PM
Hey andy long time! Any tries or progresses on our green screen/sleep wake bug on 10.8 GM ?

I don't get what this accomplishes or how it is accomplished.

You are not alone!  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 06:12:41 PM
just copy this file backup your desktop 10.7.4
OpenGL.framework
OpenCL.framework
then update 10.7.5
after 10.7.5 update remove GPUSupport.framework
paste your backup this files
OpenGL.framework
OpenCL.framework
install kexts set GE then restart.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 20, 2012, 06:26:31 PM
just copy this file backup your desktop 10.7.4
OpenGL.framework
OpenCL.framework
then update 10.7.5
after 10.7.5 update remove GPUSupport.framework
paste your backup this files
OpenGL.framework
OpenCL.framework
install kexts set GE then restart.

To what end? what does this achieve that other methods do not?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 06:27:50 PM
my 10.7.5 files
http://www.mediafire.com/?y7lnaxwdxypf72v


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 06:31:31 PM
remove all ati kexts then install this
del GPUSUPPORTFRwork


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 20, 2012, 06:35:22 PM
remove all ati kexts then install this
del GPUSUPPORTFRwork

Why? what exactly does this accomplish?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 06:48:04 PM
End is final cut and photoshop,dvd player worked.
not chess.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 06:52:40 PM
 this methed work for me.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on July 20, 2012, 07:25:00 PM
dude, please take a few extra moments to explain this clearly

you are coming across like a drunken sailor

no idea what you are suggesting or fixing

one clear post and you won't have to keep making 3 word posts that explain nothing


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 07:31:35 PM
look my screen short 10.7.5 Build 11G15


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 20, 2012, 09:02:55 PM
is this will fix green artifacts and cold boot or sleep/wake boot?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on July 20, 2012, 09:19:11 PM
look my screen short 10.7.5 Build 11G15

dude, absolutely no fucking idea what you are talking about

you have a short screen?

your posts at insanely have left people asking the same questions



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 10:05:32 PM
go to flash bios thats good 4 u.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on July 20, 2012, 10:27:06 PM
look my screen short 10.7.5 Build 11G15

dude, absolutely no fucking idea what you are talking about

you have a short screen?

your posts at insanely have left people asking the same questions



hmm, maybe he meant "shot" instead of "short"?!  But anyway, i have take a look at the shots in the uploadet folders. there's nothing new!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on July 20, 2012, 10:34:30 PM
go to flash bios thats good 4 u.

and what that means?
many questions from our site, but no proper explanation from his site :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 11:19:39 PM
i have to know what you did ur system
first install my kexts then ask


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 11:22:01 PM
i am sorry my english not good.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 20, 2012, 11:23:58 PM
I don't know what this mean
 absolutely no fucking idea what you are talking about


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: achim983 on July 20, 2012, 11:43:43 PM
i have to know what you did ur system
first install my kexts then ask

i´m sorry. i would not attack you with my post!
but a little basic english, syntax and grammar would be good from your site.

try to use google translator or something similar! 

thanks, Achim!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 20, 2012, 11:50:49 PM
nmano,

Use google translator. The question is: What does your method fixes? Does it fix the green screen problem on Unigine Heaven? Does it fix the sleep/wake bug? What does it fixes? Because we have the 6950/6970 working, but it displays green artifacts on some programs like Unigine Heaven and we have to sleep/wake the computer to get all the monitors working.

Just use google translator on my text and translate to your language and you should be able to understand! I'm brazilian myself and I get around nicely!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 21, 2012, 12:43:22 AM
False hope I reckon..

I'll just stick to my ML where everything works except effing OpenCL which causes Mr. Hulk to come out when I load photoshop or something. >_>


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 21, 2012, 01:08:37 AM
not yet sorry guys
my system x58a ud7
display sleep=never
Unigine-Heaven-3.0.app=green screen
I install CUDA
OPENGL cuda clock rate
Gpu clock rate =0.42GHz
Actual frame rate =60.02 Hz


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: clearzero on July 21, 2012, 02:18:59 AM
False hope I reckon..

I'll just stick to my ML where everything works except effing OpenCL which causes Mr. Hulk to come out when I load photoshop or something. >_>

Are you running the ML GM?  I can't get to the desktop yet but I don't really know if I am doing it right.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 21, 2012, 03:26:34 AM
False hope I reckon..

I'll just stick to my ML where everything works except effing OpenCL which causes Mr. Hulk to come out when I load photoshop or something. >_>

Are you running the ML GM?  I can't get to the desktop yet but I don't really know if I am doing it right.

Yes I am running ML GM.
Check post http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1117.msg13545.html#msg13545 for the file I used.

I have a 6950 non-ref 2GB, and all I did was replace the kext with the one in the post, repair permissions of course, reboot and you should be able to boot. Yes there is still coldboot, and green garbage, but most things work like iTunes and Chess and w/e. For the installation try moving the ATI6000Controller.kext in the Installer USB and then boot with it, if you don't have a second card, since I used the Intel HD3000 to boot the installation and whatnot. If you have already installed, try running in single user mode and moving that kext to the Desktop and then you should be able to boot and install the kext in the post and also remember to put back  the ATI6000Controller.kext

Hope this helps!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 21, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
Apple's GM is not always final I guess so, I'll wait for retail


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 21, 2012, 05:14:55 PM
Um think your a bit late to the party, as far as I know everything has been working to a fashion for a while now. Apart from the cold boot / WSOD issue and the green corrupted framebuffer.

The other issues were fixed sometime back on page 30!

Perhaps it's time for a fresh thread?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on July 22, 2012, 11:09:31 AM
So wait, has anybody managed to get ML gm working on a hackintosh?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nameless One on July 22, 2012, 12:39:44 PM
So wait, has anybody managed to get ML gm working on a hackintosh?

With the exception of getting my HD6970 (and sound) to work everything is fine ;)

The best I can consistently manage is one white screen and one black (or a desktop background image) screen with mouse pointer after sleep/resume.
Once I got the whole desktop visible but the only thing that worked was the mouse pointer,
the rest of the desktop may as well have been a static image (sadly I can't even reproduce that state now).
I've tried both the Netkas provided AMDRadeonAccellerator file and the other unattributed file posted a page or so later in the thread.
No sound yet either, though that will have to wait until I can get normal mode working i guess (safe mode is working).


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 22, 2012, 01:17:07 PM
Yup something weird with the 6970 and the modified amdaccelerator - safe mode works fine (after sleep / wake) but normal mode you get just a moving cursor and the desktop - nothing else works - no mouse clicks nothing so it looks like something crashes hard.

Delete the amdaccelerator kext and you can at least get to the desktop.

Luckily it's all working beautifully on my main hack wusing a gtx570


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 22, 2012, 01:21:17 PM
What's the state if play with a gtx670, do these work otb? And can they drive 3 screens?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 22, 2012, 02:49:49 PM
makes me think about ditching the 6970 in favour of a 680gtx


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on July 25, 2012, 06:07:00 PM
So nobody has 6970 or 6950 working with 10.8 gm / final release on a hackintosh?


:(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 25, 2012, 06:27:18 PM
So nobody has 6970 or 6950 working with 10.8 gm / final release on a hackintosh?


:(

Do you even read the forums?  >:(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on July 25, 2012, 07:21:55 PM
It's very vague wether people are using mac pros or hackintosh here.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 25, 2012, 08:04:04 PM
It's very vague wether people are using mac pros or hackintosh here.

Not if you read the thread it isn't.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: mike5065 on July 25, 2012, 09:08:14 PM
With ML now on the mac store, is there any news on whats in it?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 25, 2012, 09:11:22 PM
With ML now on the mac store, is there any news on whats in it?

Yes, it's made from real Mountain Lions. care to post anything relevant to the topic next?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on July 25, 2012, 09:55:36 PM
Someone should make a "CLiff's Notes" version of this forum for the Extra Busy Folks who don't have time to read all of the tedious stuff.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 25, 2012, 10:00:42 PM
guys a problem... I just installed an Hackintosh (iAtkos L2)... but I can't go past the first boot! first I tried to install using the "graphics enabler" in the customization menu... and at first boot it showed only the mouse pointer and a grey screen with music (welcome intro of Lion), then I tried reinstalling using the ATI_ynil (the spelling it is NOT correct, but I can't remember now...), disabling the Graphics Enabler in the customization menu... this time I only get a black screen with the music intro of Lion... I'm naturally running an HD6970... I downloaded the .pkg with the drivers (I think) but I think that I have to install them when Lion is booted up and it's working... Because I don't know how to install them before the Lion boot up... any idea? thanks!

EDIT: is this the correct thread of the forum? or I have to post it under "6870 and 6970"? thanks...  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on July 25, 2012, 11:40:24 PM
I am Confused now, which drivers for ML with 6970?? Or it doesnt work?

I am sorry, i read the forum, but alot of ML and Lion things are mixed up.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 26, 2012, 07:14:55 AM
I am Confused now, which drivers for ML with 6970?? Or it doesnt work?

I am sorry, i read the forum, but alot of ML and Lion things are mixed up.

Sigh - summary for the lazy...

If you want to run ML on a hack and have a sandybridge cpu along with a mobo WITH onboard gpu support then you should be able to run your 6970 or 6950 with minimal effort.
If you want any more detail than that you will have to read the forums.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 26, 2012, 08:52:57 AM
Peoples these days...

I don't even know why they join these forums, just to beg for help.
Either READ or get some fucking brains before you start asking for help. There's no point in asking for help if you don't even know what you're doing in the first place.
Look before you leap? Well bloody read before you ask.

Geez.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 10:18:50 AM
I have READ and I have the FUCKING BRAIN as you said... BUT I have a problem, and I asked here in the forum. in the other thread regarding ati hd 6970 I didn't find anything useful.. now, instead of try to help me you can continue saying that I'm an idiot who doesn't know what he's doing that just registered in this forum searching for help. this was the meaning of your answer.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on July 26, 2012, 10:19:47 AM
Hmm, is ML working on a Mac Pro with 6970 well? I can install it on the second HDD to check, then on the main system if everything is ok.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 10:46:31 AM
I have READ and I have the FUCKING BRAIN as you said... BUT I have a problem, and I asked here in the forum. in the other thread regarding ati hd 6970 I didn't find anything useful.. now, instead of try to help me you can continue saying that I'm an idiot who doesn't know what he's doing that just registered in this forum searching for help. this was the meaning of your answer.

The 6970 will not work in a hackintosh. You can get to the login screen but you end up with either a white/grey/black screen with or without a cursor. The only ways of overcoming this is to put the machine to sleep using the power button and wake it up, boot into windows first and then restart, or use a different graphics card as the primary card i.e. intel onboard or a different supported gpu altogether (i.e a ati 5770). Your results may vary. Personally for me only the latter method has worked.

Even if you do overcome the login screen issue, then while "most" things work the framebuffer seems to be corrupt, giving green screen artifacts in applications that require 3d or gpu acceleration. Again your results may vary.

The behaviour is pretty much the same on 10.7.4/5 and 10.8 The 6970 could at best be considered experimental and only for use with a helper or alternative gpu solution. It is probably unlikely that it will be supported as no current gen Mac's use the Cayman chipset, and future Mac's will probably jump this or to a different manufacturer....


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Kryston88 on July 26, 2012, 10:58:56 AM
I am Confused now, which drivers for ML with 6970?? Or it doesnt work?

I am sorry, i read the forum, but alot of ML and Lion things are mixed up.

Sigh - summary for the lazy...

If you want to run ML on a hack and have a sandybridge cpu along with a mobo WITH onboard gpu support then you should be able to run your 6970 or 6950 with minimal effort.
If you want any more detail than that you will have to read the forums.

Thanks for the Information, now i have a clear statement!

Peoples these days...

I don't even know why they join these forums, just to beg for help.
Either READ or get some fucking brains before you start asking for help. There's no point in asking for help if you don't even know what you're doing in the first place.
Look before you leap? Well bloody read before you ask.

Geez.

I dont even know why you are here, is there anything usefull in your post?

Belive me, i read all the 54 Pages of this thread, but alot of things are written in very very bad english and alot of informations are mixed up.

The main reason, wich leads to such problems is, that there is no clear documentation, i see this in the industry every day. Very intelligent people are to lazy to write a clear documentation, cause they think their short notes are good enough.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
I have READ and I have the FUCKING BRAIN as you said... BUT I have a problem, and I asked here in the forum. in the other thread regarding ati hd 6970 I didn't find anything useful.. now, instead of try to help me you can continue saying that I'm an idiot who doesn't know what he's doing that just registered in this forum searching for help. this was the meaning of your answer.

The 6970 will not work in a hackintosh. You can get to the login screen but you end up with either a white/grey/black screen with or without a cursor. The only ways of overcoming this is to put the machine to sleep using the power button and wake it up, boot into windows first and then restart, or use a different graphics card as the primary card i.e. intel onboard or a different supported gpu altogether (i.e a ati 5770). Your results may vary. Personally for me only the latter method has worked.

Even if you do overcome the login screen issue, then while "most" things work the framebuffer seems to be corrupt, giving green screen artifacts in applications that require 3d or gpu acceleration. Again your results may vary.
ok... thanks very much! a question: how can I enable the integrated GPU on my i5-2500k? I tried some options in BIOS, the only one I found was regarding an "iGPU" but I don't know what it is... and it not works. last question: do you know a cheap VGA to buy which works at 100% with an hackintosh? I read about the 8800gt but it is discontinued... thank you again!
The behaviour is pretty much the same on 10.7.4/5 and 10.8 The 6970 could at best be considered experimental and only for use with a helper or alternative gpu solution. It is probably unlikely that it will be supported as no current gen Mac's use the Cayman chipset, and future Mac's will probably jump this or to a different manufacturer....



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 11:30:46 AM
Personally, no I don't know anything about enabling onboard intel graphics, or which ones are supported or work correctly. I guess the only way to see is remove any other gpu hardware and go from there.... Once you have the onboard graphics running then it should be possible to replace the 6970.

If you do not have motherboard / processor with onboard GPU then you can use a helper GPU in the other pci-e slot. This will need to be set as the primary card. As for what works or is affordable, I can't answer that, depends what you can get hold of. There are plenty of guides about what gpu's are currently supported. You may want to look at used cards....

I use an ATI 5770 as my primary card, and the 6970 in the other slot. The 5770, drives my main monitor and the 6970 drives 2x more monitors. But you can mix and match as you require. 5770's are £25 to £55 over in the UK, so not overly expensive anymore.

*note you only need either onboard gpu, or helper card, not both. Use a helper card only if you do not have supported or working onboard gpu.

The downsides to this, is cooling on the top card is limited, and the system uses plenty of power and generates plenty of heat.....

You will also need sufficient power to drive 2x gpus....



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
Personally, no I don't know anything about enabling onboard intel graphics, or which ones are supported or work correctly. I guess the only way to see is remove any other gpu hardware and go from there.... Once you have the onboard graphics running then it should be possible to replace the 6970.

If you do not have motherboard / processor with onboard GPU then you can use a helper GPU in the other pci-e slot. This will need to be set as the primary card. As for what works or is affordable, I can't answer that, depends what you can get hold of. There are plenty of guides about what gpu's are currently supported. You may want to look at used cards....

I use an ATI 5770 as my primary card, and the 6970 in the other slot. The 5770, drives my main monitor and the 6970 drives 2x more monitors. But you can mix and match as you require. 5770's are £25 to £55 over in the UK, so not overly expensive anymore.

*note you only need either onboard gpu, or helper card, not both. Use a helper card only if you do not have supported or working onboard gpu.

The downsides to this, is cooling on the top card is limited, and the system uses plenty of power and generates plenty of heat.....

You will also need sufficient power to drive 2x gpus....


PERFECT! Thank you again!  :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 12:03:27 PM
I believe that both Sanybridge (Intel HD3000) and Ivy Bridge (Intel HD4000), intergrated GPU's are supported. You may need to update to the latest bootloader. (Chameleon / Chimerea etc.). To get these to work.

However if your system is earlier than this, i.e an socket 1366 board etc. then you will require a helper GPU card, of some sort.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 12:32:20 PM
they are supported, I know, the problem is that I don't know how to get them used... I will try removing my 6970... how can I update the bootloader?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 12:54:39 PM
update the bootloader the same way as when you installed the system in the first place. (its usually the last step). Consult whichever instal guide you are following.

To enable onboard graphics I would consult the manual for your motherboard...




Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 02:56:38 PM
update the bootloader the same way as when you installed the system in the first place. (its usually the last step). Consult whichever instal guide you are following.

To enable onboard graphics I would consult the manual for your motherboard...



thank you again.
ok, I found an old ATI X1300, and I mounted on my motherboard.. now.. how can I use this one instead of the 6970 during the installation and booting up of Lion? (maybe with this card I'll be more lucky... I saw that the X1300 was compatible with Snow Leopard... I hope also with Lion)

EDIT: RE-installed with both graphic cards installed... now if I boot in verbose mode it is stuck at:
"Framebuffer [then some codes like @ 0x0110000 etc..]
ATI card POSTed, Reading VBIOS from legacy space"


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 04:43:40 PM
I assume you have booted fine to the desktop with just the x1300 ?

what version os are you using ?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 04:48:23 PM
the card works well because windows recognized it as soon as I booted... then I had to reinstall display drivers because windows switched automatically (don't know why) to the X1300... so I think that the VGA works... booted to the desktop with which card? the X1300? no... that's the error I posted in the previous reply.. the problem is that I don't know HOW to boot using the X1300, because unistalling the 6970 it's quite complicated  :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on July 26, 2012, 04:57:25 PM
Um really not sure what your doing.......

doesn't make s**t difference if windows sees it, all it confirms is if the card works in windows or not. You do not have need to boot into windows at any point, or even have it installed.

If you are having this many issues I dunno how you have installed OSX thus far ?
Nor why it's complicated to uninstall the 6970, (you just unplug it and remove) ??
I don't know why your using an x1300 when you have onboard intel GPU ???

It would seem you really need to go back to basics. Get your system running OSX 10.8 using the onboard intel gpu or x1300 if possible. The 6970 is academic at this point and this is not a support thread for general installation woes. Go back to wherever or whatever software you are using and research on those forums.



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 05:21:57 PM
I know I have an onboard GPU installed, but I don't know how to enable it. I mean, I enabled it in bios settings, but Lion is always trying to boot with the 6970, because I have always the same problems... I have many HDD, in the second HDD I installed Lion, while in the primary one I have installed windows 7 (my main system), so installing Lion on another HDD does not affect the windows installation and viceversa. I will try unplugging the 6970 and I will see, but at this point I'm not so confident...


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hpspec on July 26, 2012, 06:06:52 PM
Part 1) A request for individuals to clearly state if they are referring to a Hackintosh or a true Mac Pro.

Part 2) Summary for true Mac Pro: DP2 worked natively, DP3 works mostly (just cold boot bug), DP3 Update 2 works mostly (just cold boot bug), DP4 I was not able to get working, Golden Master I was not able to get working, Final I haven't tested yet. Does anybody here with true Mac Pro have DP4/GM/Final working? I am going to try Final tonight and report my results.  8)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 26, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
Release new chameleon and chimera boot! Anybody try that for the sleep/wake bug?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 26, 2012, 08:43:45 PM
Release new chameleon and chimera boot! Anybody try that for the sleep/wake bug?

try it yourself and let us know for once?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 26, 2012, 08:52:30 PM
I know I have an onboard GPU installed, but I don't know how to enable it. I mean, I enabled it in bios settings, but Lion is always trying to boot with the 6970, because I have always the same problems... I have many HDD, in the second HDD I installed Lion, while in the primary one I have installed windows 7 (my main system), so installing Lion on another HDD does not affect the windows installation and viceversa. I will try unplugging the 6970 and I will see, but at this point I'm not so confident...

I don't want to appear rude (but after reading some of your posts I dont actually care if I do) but...
I really don't think you know what you are doing. You are installing from a distro, you have no idea what that distro is installing or doing, we have no idea what you are doing (and I suspect neither do you). Give up now or come back after learning how to install without using a fucking distro - odds are you will get a lot more help if people realise you know what you are doing and right now its bloody obvious that you dont. Sorry if harsh (not that sorry) but come on if we spent all our time teaching people what an apple looks like fuck all would ever get done!



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on July 26, 2012, 09:01:06 PM
Andy ENOUGH, you are going to take away my rep as being the rudest MoFo here, and I WON'T STAND FOR IT !!!

Next you'll start stealing my favorite smart ass answers like:

"Feel Free to use the "Search" button"

and

"Let me Get Out my Spoon"

Amazing how answering the same "I don't want to think or do any research could someone please spoon feed me my own personal, private, custom answer for a question that has been asked before?" when asked with a "You people are here to help people figure stuff out, you OWE me an easily digestible answer" tone finally gets to you and you snap.

I'm going to go pop some Prozac.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 26, 2012, 09:04:34 PM
"Let me Get Out my Spoon"

I'm stealing that and adding in a 'Bib' lol


Title: 6970 on 4,1/5,1 and Mountain Lion GM
Post by: Rominator on July 26, 2012, 09:08:09 PM
Looks like it locks up on boot.

Sorry guys, someone at APple just doesn't want us running 6970s.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: endeavour on July 26, 2012, 09:13:55 PM
Part 2) Summary for true Mac Pro: DP2 worked natively, DP3 works mostly (just cold boot bug), DP3 Update 2 works mostly (just cold boot bug), DP4 I was not able to get working, Golden Master I was not able to get working, Final I haven't tested yet. Does anybody here with true Mac Pro have DP4/GM/Final working? I am going to try Final tonight and report my results.  8)

If you combine a post on page 52 that refers to another post on page 49 then you'll be "Golden" (pun intended)!
That is on a real Mac Pro that is.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on July 26, 2012, 09:21:35 PM
Looks like it locks up on boot.

Sorry guys, someone at APple just doesn't want us running 6970s.
Confirm this. 6970 in Mac Pro on ML Final causes KP.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 26, 2012, 09:25:28 PM
Looks like it locks up on boot.

Sorry guys, someone at APple just doesn't want us running 6970s.
Confirm this. 6970 in Mac Pro on ML Final causes KP.

I've only tested on a cheap ass hackintosh so if anybody wants to send me a nice new mac pro I'd be happy to try again lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 26, 2012, 09:42:10 PM
ori 10.8 kexts
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?r9nx9um0aczw1sq


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on July 26, 2012, 09:48:31 PM
Just use patched accelerator from gm, its same


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: endeavour on July 26, 2012, 10:04:58 PM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

So here is the patched kext: http://rghost.net/39191875

...

Once more: On your newly installed ML GM replace the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext with the one from the link above, repair permissions and your Mac Pro will boot, albeit the cold boot bug is still there. ITunes works though.
On a real Mac Pro.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on July 26, 2012, 10:12:27 PM
Any link for patched AMDRadeonAccelerator for 10.8 gm?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: blak24 on July 26, 2012, 10:29:24 PM
I know I have an onboard GPU installed, but I don't know how to enable it. I mean, I enabled it in bios settings, but Lion is always trying to boot with the 6970, because I have always the same problems... I have many HDD, in the second HDD I installed Lion, while in the primary one I have installed windows 7 (my main system), so installing Lion on another HDD does not affect the windows installation and viceversa. I will try unplugging the 6970 and I will see, but at this point I'm not so confident...

I don't want to appear rude (but after reading some of your posts I dont actually care if I do) but...
I really don't think you know what you are doing. You are installing from a distro, you have no idea what that distro is installing or doing, we have no idea what you are doing (and I suspect neither do you). Give up now or come back after learning how to install without using a fucking distro - odds are you will get a lot more help if people realise you know what you are doing and right now its bloody obvious that you dont. Sorry if harsh (not that sorry) but come on if we spent all our time teaching people what an apple looks like fuck all would ever get done!


well, I know what I am doing, maybe I explained it very bad... I'll try to explain better.
I installed 10.7.2 using iAtkos (and I want to explain WHY I am installing Lion with it: the only tutorials I found to install a retail copy of Mac os x need a REAL mac to create the bootable and modified image of Lion, and I do not own a real mac to do it). If I install iAtkos with graphicsenabler I get the blank/gray screen with the mouse pointer, and the bootloader says "Unsupported card!", if I install them with the ATY_init by netkas it stays with a black screen doing nothing. IF I enable, in BIOS settings, the iGPU (the SandyBridge i2500k integrated GPU), after loading some kext it reboots without any error message. the only way I can boot Lion is to completely remove the 6970, because the only GPU installed is that one of the i2500k. is it clear now?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 26, 2012, 11:26:27 PM
Release new chameleon and chimera boot! Anybody try that for the sleep/wake bug?

try it yourself and let us know for once?

I tried Chimera, Chameleon-2.1svn r1817 and Chameleon-2.1svn-r2035 and no good news. Still white screen and mouse cursor. But I found a different wake option with sleepenabler.kext. We are normally using Power Button or Command+Opt+Eject options right? If you add this kext your extensions folder after sleep you can wake with mouse or any key on keyboard. You dont need power button for wake.

PS: Im using modified bios.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 27, 2012, 07:07:23 AM
Release new chameleon and chimera boot! Anybody try that for the sleep/wake bug?

try it yourself and let us know for once?

I tried Chimera, Chameleon-2.1svn r1817 and Chameleon-2.1svn-r2035 and no good news. Still white screen and mouse cursor. But I found a different wake option with sleepenabler.kext. We are normally using Power Button or Command+Opt+Eject options right? If you add this kext your extensions folder after sleep you can wake with mouse or any key on keyboard. You dont need power button for wake.

PS: Im using modified bios.

Can you get SpeedStep and stuff to work with the SleepEnabler kext? I dunno my sleep seems to be broken, it can sleep, but wakes up with the screen frozen and I'm not sure if it's the card or not, or whatever.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 27, 2012, 01:12:46 PM
Can you get SpeedStep and stuff to work with the SleepEnabler kext? I dunno my sleep seems to be broken, it can sleep, but wakes up with the screen frozen and I'm not sure if it's the card or not, or whatever.

As I said Im using modified bios. if you used like that just delete NullCpuPowerManagment.kext and add Sleepenabler.kext

http://www.osx86.net/view/2972-sleepenabler_universal.html


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hpspec on July 27, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

So here is the patched kext: http://rghost.net/39191875

This is the file i found on the Internet: http://rghost.net/38887333 and copied it to the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext/Contents/MacOS/ and replaced the original AMDRadeonAccelerator with the patched.

So you have just to replace the whole AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext that i have uploaded.

and no iTunes don´t kp.
Hmm.. I installed the files that netkas posted; and repaired permissions. I get no QE/CI with that one.

I will try to use your patched file and see what happens.

EDIT: I can see your files and just downloaded them. They are working great! Not sure why when I used netkas' file to replace in .kext/Contents/MacOS/ I got no QE/CI but with yours I do. Probably some permission thing.

I can now boot with helper card (Intel HD3000) and get full QE/CI, iTunes doesn't panic, YouTube vids work. I suspect I will get green garbage with Unigine (OpenCL?) but yeah.. Doesn't concern me too much right now.

Thanks for the post!

Thanks DaviDemon and romanskij! I am running a 6950 2GB reference card modded to work in a Mac Pro thanks to Netkas' guide. Using your patched AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext file, I pulled the SDD out of the Mac Pro following the initial post-install restart and replaced the original with it. I can now boot into a secondary HDD running Windows 7 x64 SP1, then into OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 12A269 (Final). However, the machine randomly reboots now when in OS X. I am currently troubleshooting this issue and report my findings.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 28, 2012, 01:04:43 AM
Alright thanks dude. iTunes doesn't KP I hope?

So here is the patched kext: http://rghost.net/39191875

This is the file i found on the Internet: http://rghost.net/38887333 and copied it to the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext/Contents/MacOS/ and replaced the original AMDRadeonAccelerator with the patched.

So you have just to replace the whole AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext that i have uploaded.

and no iTunes don´t kp.
Hmm.. I installed the files that netkas posted; and repaired permissions. I get no QE/CI with that one.

I will try to use your patched file and see what happens.

EDIT: I can see your files and just downloaded them. They are working great! Not sure why when I used netkas' file to replace in .kext/Contents/MacOS/ I got no QE/CI but with yours I do. Probably some permission thing.

I can now boot with helper card (Intel HD3000) and get full QE/CI, iTunes doesn't panic, YouTube vids work. I suspect I will get green garbage with Unigine (OpenCL?) but yeah.. Doesn't concern me too much right now.

Thanks for the post!

Thanks DaviDemon and romanskij! I am running a 6950 2GB reference card modded to work in a Mac Pro thanks to Netkas' guide. Using your patched AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext file, I pulled the SDD out of the Mac Pro following the initial post-install restart and replaced the original with it. I can now boot into a secondary HDD running Windows 7 x64 SP1, then into OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 12A269 (Final). However, the machine randomly reboots now when in OS X. I am currently troubleshooting this issue and report my findings.

Thanks again!

Yes I'm using a modified bios too. Just thought the SleepEnabler.kext would break something.
Thanks for the link - will try out soon.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hpspec on July 28, 2012, 05:39:46 AM
Screen Sharing causes KP.

I can confirm this. Within a few seconds after logging in the machine completely locks and reboots.

Also, for those running Chrome dev build 22.0.1215.0, I experience the same KP when viewing certain Flash sites (most notably, CNN.com/live). This can be resolved by installing Flash Player via Safari, then disabling all Flash components living in Google Chrome.app by going to the URL in Chrome About:Plugins and expanding the Details in the top right corner.

EDIT: I am running 10.8 12A269, 2GB 6950 reference card running modified BIOS, on a Mac Pro 5,1.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on July 28, 2012, 11:32:20 AM
Just use patched accelerator from gm, its same

no luck on GM? hope it will be fixed on 10.8.6 or 10.9  :'(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hpspec on July 28, 2012, 06:37:27 PM
Just use patched accelerator from gm, its same

no luck on GM? hope it will be fixed on 10.8.6 or 10.9  :'(

*10.8 DP3u2, 2GB 6950 reference card running modified BIOS on a Mac Pro 5,1.*

I was able to get 12A269 running, but several programs would cause the same reboot/blackscreen lock up: 64-bit VLC, Screen Sharing, and looking at the computer with the wrong portion of my face. I retested with 32-bit version of VLC twice with the same results.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 28, 2012, 07:17:30 PM
What I tried to ML for my Sapphire 2GB 6950;
I tried this two links to down below I can boot great but no way to HD resolution. Just 1024/768. Who are using the full resolution with 6950 and which kext you use?

patched AMDRadeonAccelerator for 10.8 DP4 UPDATE2
http://rghost.ru/38887333
still there is a cold boot bug

Patched kext binary for 10.8 to get 6970 working, and u still need to take care of cold boot bug (boot windows and reboots)
http://rghost.ru/38630361


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 28, 2012, 07:18:49 PM
What I tried to ML for my Sapphire 2GB 6950;
I tried this two links to down below I can boot great but no way to HD resolution. Just 1024/768. Who are using the full resolution with 6950 and which kext you use?

patched AMDRadeonAccelerator for 10.8 DP4 UPDATE2
http://rghost.ru/38887333
still there is a cold boot bug

Patched kext binary for 10.8 to get 6970 working, and u still need to take care of cold boot bug (boot windows and reboots)
http://rghost.ru/38630361

Why are you overcomplicating things? If all you want is full res (but no 3d) just delete the AMDRadeonController.kext


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hpspec on July 28, 2012, 08:03:20 PM
Just use patched accelerator from gm, its same

no luck on GM? hope it will be fixed on 10.8.6 or 10.9  :'(

*10.8 DP3u2, 2GB 6950 reference card running modified BIOS on a Mac Pro 5,1.*

I was able to get 12A269 running, but several programs would cause the same reboot/blackscreen lock up: 64-bit VLC, Screen Sharing, and looking at the computer with the wrong portion of my face. I retested with 32-bit version of VLC twice with the same results.

I have now tried upgrading DP3u2 to GM/Final as opposed to the fresh install which had the hard lock/reboot issues. Unfortunately, same results. Anything outside of baked-in OS X GUI (Notification Bar, Mission Control) causes the hard lock/reboot: VLC, Adobe CS6 suite, MPlayer.

Any thoughts? Thanks for everybody's contributions.

EDIT: I should mention I'm using the patched kext, installed with Kext Wizard, from page 49.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 28, 2012, 08:12:46 PM
Why are you overcomplicating things? If all you want is full res (but no 3d) just delete the AMDRadeonController.kext

Of course I dont want to make overcomplicating things but I didnt know that how I make. One more time you lend a helping hand to me. Thank you I will try right away.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on July 28, 2012, 10:40:58 PM
Why are you overcomplicating things? If all you want is full res (but no 3d) just delete the AMDRadeonController.kext

Of course I dont want to make overcomplicating things but I didnt know that how I make. One more time you lend a helping hand to me. Thank you I will try right away.

Make sure you double check permissions too! (Just in case)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 28, 2012, 11:42:49 PM
I did waht you said but I can boot stuck on Apple Logo? Andy also I used your kext in ML package. What do you suggest? verbose mode picture down below;





Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 29, 2012, 06:58:49 AM
I did waht you said but I can boot stuck on Apple Logo? Andy also I used your kext in ML package. What do you suggest? verbose mode picture down below;

(http://i.imgur.com/0332G.jpg?1)

this is image link http://i.imgur.com/0332G.jpg?1


I havnt made a ML GM Package so you are using the wrong kexts


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 29, 2012, 03:08:23 PM
I havnt made a ML GM Package so you are using the wrong kexts

is this your thread or not?
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=276380


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 29, 2012, 03:12:00 PM
I havnt made a ML GM Package so you are using the wrong kexts

is this your thread or not?
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=276380

Yes it is, now show me where I say the package works with GM.

Look at the date - February!! was the GM released in February? Perhaps even try reading that thread where i clearly state that the package won't work with later dev builds!



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 29, 2012, 03:16:28 PM
Yes it is, now show me where I say the package works with GM.
Look at the date - February!! was the GM released in February? Perhaps even try reading that thread where i clearly state that the package won't work with later dev builds!

Im not saying this is work just saying I used this. And get this verbose picture?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 29, 2012, 03:20:14 PM
Yes it is, now show me where I say the package works with GM.
Look at the date - February!! was the GM released in February? Perhaps even try reading that thread where i clearly state that the package won't work with later dev builds!

Im not saying this is work just saying I used this. And get this verbose picture?

You should not have used that package with the GM build - it was built for a much earlier developer preview.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 29, 2012, 03:25:16 PM
You should not have used that package with the GM build - it was built for a much earlier developer preview.

Ok. Thank you for warning.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on July 29, 2012, 03:28:48 PM
You should not have used that package with the GM build - it was built for a much earlier developer preview.

Ok. Thank you for warning.

You should be able to use pacifist to replace all of the ati / amd files on your system with the GM versions to fix the issue but you will still have problems with the amdradeonacellerator and will likely only be able to boot if you delete it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on July 29, 2012, 11:48:06 PM
You should be able to use pacifist to replace all of the ati / amd files on your system with the GM versions to fix the issue but you will still have problems with the amdradeonacellerator and will likely only be able to boot if you delete it.

Thank you finally I worked 10.8 with Sapphire 2GB 6950 but everthing is slow and lag. DVD doesnt work. And no video Memory!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on July 30, 2012, 07:16:39 PM
and now we are all stuck on 10.7.5 forever unless we ditch the 6970?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: moneymark on July 31, 2012, 11:21:31 PM
So after reading through a few threads here it seems that the 6950/70s should work if you have supported integrated graphics. I tried booting off my HD4000 with GraphicsEnabler=Yes, which went smoothly. Checked the system information and the dual 6950s I have are recognized. My 30" monitor only has 1 dual-link dvi-d connection though sadly, so when I go to switch the cable to the other port, the 6950 appears to not be sending anything to the screen. For those who have gotten this method to work, would I have to have a cable already attached to the radeon or am I missing something here? If the HD4000 only supported dual-link dvi or if I had a display port connection I'd at least have a workaround.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: DaviDemon on August 01, 2012, 12:17:56 AM
So after reading through a few threads here it seems that the 6950/70s should work if you have supported integrated graphics. I tried booting off my HD4000 with GraphicsEnabler=Yes, which went smoothly. Checked the system information and the dual 6950s I have are recognized. My 30" monitor only has 1 dual-link dvi-d connection though sadly, so when I go to switch the cable to the other port, the 6950 appears to not be sending anything to the screen. For those who have gotten this method to work, would I have to have a cable already attached to the radeon or am I missing something here? If the HD4000 only supported dual-link dvi or if I had a display port connection I'd at least have a workaround.

Hmm, seems like a framebuffer issue kext issue. Make sure you've patched your AMDAccelerator thingo, or have ATI6000Controller in S/L/E because that happened to me but I realised I deleted it before lols.

Otherwise, try some framebuffers in AtiConfig=xxx
I have a Sapphire HD 6950 and Gibba works for me, but only VGA/DVI works.

Should play around with it and let us know!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hemsatmj on August 03, 2012, 06:41:10 AM
Can also confirm that a 6970 2GB in an actual Mac Pro 4,1 with 10.8 final is a no go. :(

No display on the monitor at all.  This is an EFI-flashed XFX 6970 2GB card, trying to drive a 24" LED cinema display, it's joyless both with original and EFI roms and on both miniDP.  I will play some more over the weekend, but I'm certainly open to being a guinea pig for anyone with good ideas to get around this.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on August 03, 2012, 09:17:17 AM
you need to connect a DVI display to lower dvi port if you want to be thorough



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 03, 2012, 11:52:01 AM
Fixed everything by downgrading to a Sapphire 6870 1GB. Everything works OOB flawless on Lion, should too on ML I hope!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 03, 2012, 12:10:50 PM
um nope almost everything, got garbled screen on the monitor linked to displayport 1 (with active adapter). Have no display on DVI port 2.

Sleep/Wake fixed the borked display. 3 monitors working in DVI1, displayport 1 (with active adapter) and displayport2 (with passive adapter)

Maybe the garbled screen sleep wake problem is because I just pulled the 6970 and installed the 6870?

chameleon just have GE=yes, nothing else.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 03, 2012, 12:15:07 PM
btw, it's this card:

PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Video Card with Eyefinity
Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
Core Clock: 900MHz
Stream Processors: 1120 Stream Processors
Effective Memory Clock: 1050MHz (4.2Gbps)
Model #: AX6870 1GBD5-2DH


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 04, 2012, 03:50:46 PM
Found this, maybe it can make the 6970 work? Pretty neat:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273937&st=0


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hemsatmj on August 04, 2012, 04:50:16 PM
you need to connect a DVI display to lower dvi port if you want to be thorough



No luck on either DVI port.  Only one I haven't tried is HDMI, but I'm not really expecting that to be anything different.

Oddness - when it boots I can get in through file sharing from a different computer, but SSH hangs after accepting my password and screen sharing/vnc never gets a connection.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 04, 2012, 05:20:07 PM
I think my post above (the link) should help you.

you need to connect a DVI display to lower dvi port if you want to be thorough



No luck on either DVI port.  Only one I haven't tried is HDMI, but I'm not really expecting that to be anything different.

Oddness - when it boots I can get in through file sharing from a different computer, but SSH hangs after accepting my password and screen sharing/vnc never gets a connection.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Rominator on August 04, 2012, 08:27:56 PM
if lower DVI port connected by itself doesn't show boot screen, it is likely that you:

1. Buggered up the EFI

2. Have a non standard 6970

3. Don't have enough power


The ability to show boot screen on a 64bit EFI machine has nothing to do with OS or even having a hard drive installed. If you aren't seeing a boot screen , it is one of the 3 choices above


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 04, 2012, 09:39:36 PM
Rominator I have the same problem, DVI2 isnt working on OSX only, and I'm on a hackintosh.

if lower DVI port connected by itself doesn't show boot screen, it is likely that you:

1. Buggered up the EFI

2. Have a non standard 6970

3. Don't have enough power


The ability to show boot screen on a 64bit EFI machine has nothing to do with OS or even having a hard drive installed. If you aren't seeing a boot screen , it is one of the 3 choices above


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hemsatmj on August 05, 2012, 02:15:29 AM
if lower DVI port connected by itself doesn't show boot screen, it is likely that you:

1. Buggered up the EFI

2. Have a non standard 6970

3. Don't have enough power


The ability to show boot screen on a 64bit EFI machine has nothing to do with OS or even having a hard drive installed. If you aren't seeing a boot screen , it is one of the 3 choices above

Rominator:
My thinking would be 1 if any.  I'm using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517), which afaik is the XFX refernce 6970, and as my Mac Pro is currently driving only 2 HDs, a superdrive and this (and the card works in FreeDOS) I suspect not the power either.  I can get it to work just fine in safe mode (again no boot screen) where it does report the netkas rom, so I think I flashed EFI right (will keep trying, though).

I think my post above (the link) should help you.

kreator:
I'm working it, although interestingly the personality for my card (Gibba) seems to have the correct flags already.  Hmmm.

A note to anyone else trying the link, the atipersonality.pl script may run into trouble on 10.8 if you still have the 10.7 Xcode installed.  I got around it by just replacing the otools command with the full path (/Developer/usr/bin/otools on my machine), although I think adding that directory to your $PATH would be just fine too.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 06, 2012, 11:59:27 AM
Mine is crazy and have 6 ports haha

ATOM BIOS Rom:
   SubsystemVendorID: 0x1787 SubsystemID: 0x2305
   IOBaseAddress: 0x0000
   Filename: B6419CEA.LGZ
   BIOS Bootup Message:
BARTS XT ELPIDA GDDR5 32MX32 1G B6504OED.LGZ BIOS 2012                     

PCI ID: 1002:6738
Connector at index 0
   Type [@offset 44317]: DisplayPort (10)
   Encoder [@offset 44321]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21)
   i2cid [@offset 44445]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1
Connector at index 1
   Type [@offset 44327]: DisplayPort (10)
   Encoder [@offset 44331]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21)
   i2cid [@offset 44472]: 0x91, OSX senseid: 0x2
Connector at index 2
   Type [@offset 44337]: HDMI-A (11)
   Encoder [@offset 44341]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20)
   i2cid [@offset 44499]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4
Connector at index 3
   Type [@offset 44347]: DVI-D (3)
   Encoder [@offset 44351]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20)
   i2cid [@offset 44526]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6
Connector at index 4
   Type [@offset 44357]: DVI-I (2)
   Encoder [@offset 44361]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e)
   i2cid [@offset 44563]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5
Connector at index 5
   Type [@offset 44367]: DVI-I (2)
   Encoder [@offset 44371]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15)
   i2cid [@offset 44563]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 08, 2012, 08:45:37 PM
Well ok after learning how to extract the personalities, read from the bios the transmitter, encoder, sid and port type in HEX and patch ATI6000Controller.kext myself, my radeon 6870 is working 100% flawlessly. Have any of you guys tried to do all this with the 6970?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: kreator on August 08, 2012, 08:50:10 PM
hemsatmj saw your post just now. Anyway, did you extract the bios from the card in windows, and set all the correct bits for all five ports in one of the ATI6000Controller.kext personalities?

Ex:

from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273937&st=0

PORT 0: 0000000 00 00 02 00 00 00 02 14 01 00 00 00 00 00 06 05

00 00 02 00 - Connector type
00 00 02 14 - Control flags (ATY,ControlFlags)
01 00 - Features
00 00 - Unknown
00 - Transmitter
00 - Encoder
06 - HotPlug ID
05 - Sense ID

Connector type, Transmitter, encoder and Sense ID are the ones you can extract from the Card BIOS and set. The others I have no clue but, for me, using the ones already in Gibba did the trick.

The connector/enc/tsmt/sense bits can be found by decoding with both redsock and radeon bios decoder tools. Sense ID works being any number as long as it's not repeated in any port it seems. Each will give you a bit of info. On my case in the 6870, Chameleon was setting Duckweed by default, but the card had 5 ports, where duckweed personality only supports 4. I had to find one with 5 (gibba) and mod all parameters to match what I had extracted from the Radeon BIOS, set ATIConfig=Gibba on chameleon and voilla, working 100% with 3 monitors and no bugs or green sh*t or kp's.

if lower DVI port connected by itself doesn't show boot screen, it is likely that you:

1. Buggered up the EFI

2. Have a non standard 6970

3. Don't have enough power


The ability to show boot screen on a 64bit EFI machine has nothing to do with OS or even having a hard drive installed. If you aren't seeing a boot screen , it is one of the 3 choices above

Rominator:
My thinking would be 1 if any.  I'm using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517), which afaik is the XFX refernce 6970, and as my Mac Pro is currently driving only 2 HDs, a superdrive and this (and the card works in FreeDOS) I suspect not the power either.  I can get it to work just fine in safe mode (again no boot screen) where it does report the netkas rom, so I think I flashed EFI right (will keep trying, though).

I think my post above (the link) should help you.

kreator:
I'm working it, although interestingly the personality for my card (Gibba) seems to have the correct flags already.  Hmmm.

A note to anyone else trying the link, the atipersonality.pl script may run into trouble on 10.8 if you still have the 10.7 Xcode installed.  I got around it by just replacing the otools command with the full path (/Developer/usr/bin/otools on my machine), although I think adding that directory to your $PATH would be just fine too.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: hemsatmj on August 18, 2012, 08:22:10 PM
Hi all, sorry for the long pause - I broke my hand and it got a little challenging to keep up with the graphics card experiments.

hemsatmj saw your post just now. Anyway, did you extract the bios from the card in windows, and set all the correct bits for all five ports in one of the ATI6000Controller.kext personalities?

Ex:

from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273937&st=0

PORT 0: 0000000 00 00 02 00 00 00 02 14 01 00 00 00 00 00 06 05

00 00 02 00 - Connector type
00 00 02 14 - Control flags (ATY,ControlFlags)
01 00 - Features
00 00 - Unknown
00 - Transmitter
00 - Encoder
06 - HotPlug ID
05 - Sense ID

Connector type, Transmitter, encoder and Sense ID are the ones you can extract from the Card BIOS and set. The others I have no clue but, for me, using the ones already in Gibba did the trick.

The connector/enc/tsmt/sense bits can be found by decoding with both redsock and radeon bios decoder tools. Sense ID works being any number as long as it's not repeated in any port it seems. Each will give you a bit of info. On my case in the 6870, Chameleon was setting Duckweed by default, but the card had 5 ports, where duckweed personality only supports 4. I had to find one with 5 (gibba) and mod all parameters to match what I had extracted from the Radeon BIOS, set ATIConfig=Gibba on chameleon and voilla, working 100% with 3 monitors and no bugs or green sh*t or kp's.

So, personality wise, as near as I can tell, Mac OS X was using Gibba to select my card, which is the appropriate personality for it.  Of course, not being a hackintosh I don't get to tweak things in Chameleon but I am certain it was using the right personality, because if I booted in safe mode the card was recognized and all ports functioned correct at full resolution without any changes to the ATI6000Controller.kext.  It's just a shame there's no hardware acceleration in safe mode.

Now for the bad.  I never did get the EFI to a stage where I got a boot screen, just black.  Moreover, the only thing I could ever achieve out of safe mode no matter flashed/unflashed, ATI6000Controller modded or not was a constant reboot cycle of kernel panics with a black screen.  I'm nearing the NewEgg return window, so with my limited mobility and lack of success I'm just going to restore the original ROM and return the card - maybe try again later when I am more up to it.  I've attached my most recent kernel panic log, it seems to confirm that there's something related to the most recent AMD accelerator that's causing the issues.  I'll also note that 10.8 seems very persnickety about the ATI6000Controller changes at present, it gives an error about failing security checks that only goes away when you restore the OEM version.

Best of luck to the rest of you - hopefully my failures lead to brilliant success by someone else!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on September 01, 2012, 02:38:48 AM
Anyone try that "OS X Lion 10.7.5 Build 11G45" I didnt find it anywhere?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on September 01, 2012, 11:02:57 AM
Finally gave up on my 6950 and got a 670. Worked 100% with ML OOB. Couldnt be happier.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 01, 2012, 04:49:00 PM
Now u need to do kepler ocl patch every update :-P


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Cindori on September 01, 2012, 05:51:06 PM
Not that I plan to update frequently anyway, but I did update to 10.8.1 and it still works fine. I just work in OSX, so I don't really care about OpenCL I guess. It's definately alot better without cold boot bug and stuff like itunes cover flow crashing the whole computer. I recommend anyone to ditch their 6000 card for a 660ti or 670!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 01, 2012, 06:34:19 PM
Now u need to do kepler ocl patch every update :-P

has to be less painful than banging head against the wall with a 6900 series card though lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on September 11, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
Sadly I am going to move on from my 6970 based system. I am an operating systemholic and like to have the latest and greatest of each OS I run and the 6970 is just too much effort IMHO to keep up with my Mac hack.

Perhaps one of you Gurus like Andy could recommend a good motherboard and graphic card to move on to for my next build that would better support ML and beyond.

Bit off topic but would appreciate some advice.

Regards!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: andystubbs on September 11, 2012, 07:58:55 PM
Sadly I am going to move on from my 6970 based system. I am an operating systemholic and like to have the latest and greatest of each OS I run and the 6970 is just too much effort IMHO to keep up with my Mac hack.

Perhaps one of you Gurus like Andy could recommend a good motherboard and graphic card to move on to for my next build that would better support ML and beyond.

Bit off topic but would appreciate some advice.

Regards!

I won't recommend anything because that will almost certainly come back to bite me in the arse during later updates but I'm happy to share what I have working in my hackintoshes.

I have 2 relatively painless builds, one using an Asus P8P67Pro revision 3.1 motherboard and the other using the same board but a revision 1 (with the flakey intel sata controller). Both systems use i5 2500k sandybridge processors overclocked to 4.8gig with 8 gig of ram and use onboard sound (ALC892). One system has an nvidia gtx 480 (got it cheap and its a great card) and one has an nvidia gtx 570. With ML both graphics cards work ootb. In lion both gpu's work ootb but only after installing 10.7.5 updates (low res and no acceleration prior to installing that update). The install is pretty straightforward with this mobo because ive built several packages to build a usb installer and make the installation bootable. Esata works, usb3 works, bluetooth works, sleep and wake works in fact I cant think of anything other than that blasted 6970 that doesnt work lol


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Glasairmell on September 11, 2012, 08:25:06 PM
Ok! Will look at switching over to Nvidia.

Thank you sir!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on September 20, 2012, 02:07:14 PM
I tried to 10.7.5 for ATI 6950 and so laggy. Maybe needs to new patch!

Edit: I figured out. Before to install 10.7.5 back up some files from 10.7.4

System/Library/Frameworks and get your OpenCL and OpenGL.frameworks
System/Library/Extensions and get your ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GL.bundle or download this two files previous page.

After install replace this 4 files thats it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 20, 2012, 03:30:21 PM
telepati, can you upload these files somewhere for us? :)
It seems I broken my system, iTunes panics every time :(


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on September 20, 2012, 05:11:28 PM
You can download link down below;

http://bit.ly/PDJIXF


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 20, 2012, 07:43:04 PM
You can download link down below;
Thank you very much, iTunes now works well!


Title: 6950 running in Mac Pro 10.7.5 perfectly again
Post by: Rominator on September 21, 2012, 01:42:04 AM
In a EFI64 Mac Pro, the 6950 running a 6970 rom is working flawlessly again in 10.7.5

Using the 6950 EFI that Netkas wrote for us

Tried to boot over to 10.8.1 and it KP'd again

Next to try 10.8.2


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: etc on September 21, 2012, 05:41:22 AM
Thank you very much, iTunes now works well!
Oh, cold boot bug is here :(
I'll try MBP2012 drivers again.

UPD: MBP2012 drivers works ok, instead of iTunes kernel panic =/


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: bigfede on September 21, 2012, 01:12:38 PM
Any news for hachintosh??? I'm running 6970 but i can get it works..


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on September 22, 2012, 10:39:30 PM
is there any new patch for 10.7.5?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 25, 2012, 09:35:59 PM
Have anyone tried to turn on hdcp in ati6000contoller's plist ?

<------><------><------><key>ATY,Gibba</key>
<------><------><------><dict>
<------><------><------><------><key>aty_config</key>
<------><------><------><------><dict>
<------><------><------><------><------><key>CFG_NO_HDCP</key>
<------><------><------><------><------><true/>
<------><------><------><------><------><key>CFG_NO_PP</key>
<------><------><------><------><------><false/>
<------><------><------><------></dict>
<------><------><------></dict>

i mean this
Since itunes panic is hdcp related. maybe it will help.
I didnt bother testing cuz just made patched kext


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 25, 2012, 09:45:09 PM
package for 10.7.5

http://www.multiupload.nl/FK2ZMT6BQY


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on September 26, 2012, 05:10:58 PM
Thanks netkas. Do we have a patch for Mountain Lion 10.8.2 as well ? Thank You.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: netkas on September 26, 2012, 09:29:10 PM
For 10.8.2, cold boot bug still present.

http://www.multiupload.nl/KSWWYMSCCF


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: telepati on September 26, 2012, 10:16:27 PM
package for 10.7.5

http://www.multiupload.nl/FK2ZMT6BQY

After install this on 6950 I got white screen and mouse. Andys trick works (Power Button). But this power button things much worse cold boot. If you dont want to use this method and you have already 10.7.4 just back up some files and after install 10.7.5 change this files;

System/Library/Frameworks and get your OpenCL and OpenGL.frameworks
System/Library/Extensions and get your ATIRadeonX3000.kext and ATIRadeonX3000GL.bundle

After install replace this 4 files thats it.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harrydeo on September 27, 2012, 05:06:14 AM
For 10.8.2, cold boot bug still present.

http://www.multiupload.nl/KSWWYMSCCF

Works flawlessly (apart form cold boot bug). Thanks a lot for the patch. I am using it on hack in a dual boot configuration booting it from a 8600 GT.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on September 27, 2012, 09:57:01 PM
For 10.8.2, cold boot bug still present.

http://www.multiupload.nl/KSWWYMSCCF


Thank You NETKAS .Your pack worked my 6950 also with patched ati6000 10.8.2
thanks a lot.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Baaja on October 01, 2012, 03:41:15 PM
Quick question to nmano, so you are on a hack with 10.8.2 and using the 6950? And the only problem you are having is the coldboot bug?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on October 02, 2012, 12:46:08 AM
yes still cold boot bug.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: skypete on October 02, 2012, 02:59:55 AM
Hey can someone please explain in detail how they got there 6970 working with good graphics in detail please guys its a lil confusin sorry


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on October 02, 2012, 10:11:33 PM
So, wait, the only bug is the cold boot bug right?

So, you don't have to have 2 graphics cards in 10.8.2?



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: k4roshi on October 05, 2012, 11:05:07 AM
You still need 2 graphic cards.

A question for all of you. I have everything working, with modded ATY_Init and the latest netkas patched drivers (It worked with oleg's too), but i have some artifacts (green and black lines) appearing sometimes. Also luxmark crashes badly and some games don't run. Is this to be expected or am I missing something?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Nameless One on October 06, 2012, 08:05:35 AM
Have anyone tried to turn on hdcp in ati6000contoller's plist ?

<------><------><------><key>ATY,Gibba</key>
<------><------><------><dict>
<------><------><------><------><key>aty_config</key>
<------><------><------><------><dict>
<------><------><------><------><------><key>CFG_NO_HDCP</key>
<------><------><------><------><------><true/>
<------><------><------><------><------><key>CFG_NO_PP</key>
<------><------><------><------><------><false/>
<------><------><------><------></dict>
<------><------><------></dict>

i mean this
Since itunes panic is hdcp related. maybe it will help.
I didnt bother testing cuz just made patched kext

I changed the CFG_NO_HDCP key to false but itunes still panicked.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: ppre13 on October 08, 2012, 06:25:31 AM
and to solve this cold start, is there a solution of waiting style starting via Windows? I am always with ml dp2


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: elidoe89 on October 14, 2012, 09:18:56 PM
I'm on 10.8.2 and I get white screen using your package.
I have a nvidia 7300LE as a spare card. you all say 2 cards are required, can I install both 7300le and 6950 on the same mobo??


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: sinandgrin on October 21, 2012, 04:47:10 PM
For 10.8.2, cold boot bug still present.

http://www.multiupload.nl/KSWWYMSCCF

Does anyone still have this file they can share, it looks like the link is dead  :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: undeadlegion on October 22, 2012, 11:06:27 PM
For 10.8.2, cold boot bug still present.

http://www.multiupload.nl/KSWWYMSCCF

Does anyone still have this file they can share, it looks like the link is dead  :-\

Did you try the different links in there? It's still working fine.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: thehellraiser911 on January 06, 2013, 12:21:50 PM
Can someone please tell me how to get my hackintosh with Mountain Lion to boot. My install just gets stuck at the rotating apple logo. I was able to get it working fine in Lion by deleting the X3000.bundle then installing the netkas pkg and but I dont know what to do for Mountain Lion. I dont have a secondary graphic card, But I can access the Mac files through my windows install
Please Help!!!


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aggelossss5 on January 22, 2013, 02:48:14 PM
Hi i have just installed lion 10.7 to my pc.My pc is i7 2600 and a reason 6970 from msi.I can boot correctly and use the computer.The problem is that the resolution it too low is only 1024 x 768 and the available  video memory is  3mb!!.So how can i fix this and have my graphic card work on a good  way ??

Thanks :)


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Andyc on January 22, 2013, 03:12:26 PM
The dual card trick definitely worked on 10.7, however on 10.8 I was never able to get the 6970 running.

I gave up in the end and sold it and bought a GTX 670 instead. Life is certainly a lot easier with this card....

while 10.8.3 "might" fix something chances are if it does it will be by accident, even if Apple do switch to using Ati cards again it will be the 7 or 8 series by then, which are again different architecture so any drivers for those, may or may not work for earlier cards. There is no reason anybody is going to write drivers for an out dated product that has never been used.

The only safe bet is ati 5770 or 5870 cards. or Nvidia


The 6970 is pretty much a dead end in OSX at the moment. If you want to use 10.8 then you need to move on... :( its a shame as performance vs $ it was a great card.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: aggelossss5 on January 22, 2013, 04:10:20 PM
So i instal mountain lion i can boot with graphic enabler no but  i dont have full resollution and i have only 3 mb of vram what can i do to have my readon 6970 work well with the systeme


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: iprophet on June 14, 2013, 09:50:34 AM
Hi everyone!

I really want to test sleep/wake-up method for my HD6950 with using Lion 10.7.4.
I installed clean Lion, some kexts from Multibeast and MBP2012 drivers package.

The only problem I have is actually to sleep my hackintosh.
If I press the power button - nothing happening.

Is there are some other ways to sleep my hack?  ???


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 14, 2013, 10:25:19 AM
Has anyone tried to use 10.9 DP1?


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: icemac on June 16, 2013, 02:36:46 AM
I will later this week i think when i have time.
Currently running my machine with a 660ti so it's just to take the time to replace the cards blegh.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: JohnFZ on June 16, 2013, 01:28:35 PM
Has anyone tried to use 10.9 DP1?

6950 tested with 10.9 - the installer GUI works OOB (instead of white screens like with ML), but once installed you still the White Screen and FBRotate trick is not working.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 16, 2013, 02:34:43 PM
Hi All, Can you confirm 6950 need any patch or not in 10.9 dp1


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: harry4567 on June 16, 2013, 04:07:25 PM
Has anyone tried to use 10.9 DP1?

6950 tested with 10.9 - the installer GUI works OOB (instead of white screens like with ML), but once installed you still the White Screen and FBRotate trick is not working.

Thank you for your report. It's quite interesting for the card now.  :-\


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: JohnFZ on June 17, 2013, 12:17:12 AM
Hi All, Can you confirm 6950 need any patch or not in 10.9 dp1

I used latest myHack beta (beta8) and the installer booted up without removing the ATI6000Controller from /S/L/E (which is impossible for 6950 in ML Installer). Installed and tried booting up - you get White Screen. Once you remove the kext - it boots correctly, but it was not possible to do anything as all the myHack kexts were crashing (FakeSMC, NullCPU, custom Kexts etc.).

Though it might be limited to my system only, because i was unable to get 10.8.2 either (but other people were successful). I suggest to wait for a fixed beta as there is currently no MBR patch and some kexts are crashing, even if everything is OK - sometimes the system hangs or crashes on itself.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 17, 2013, 06:55:06 AM
thanks we need mbr patch.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on June 17, 2013, 10:00:08 AM
Hi All, Can you confirm 6950 need any patch or not in 10.9 dp1

I used latest myHack beta (beta8) and the installer booted up without removing the ATI6000Controller from /S/L/E (which is impossible for 6950 in ML Installer). Installed and tried booting up - you get White Screen. Once you remove the kext - it boots correctly, but it was not possible to do anything as all the myHack kexts were crashing (FakeSMC, NullCPU, custom Kexts etc.).

Though it might be limited to my system only, because i was unable to get 10.8.2 either (but other people were successful). I suggest to wait for a fixed beta as there is currently no MBR patch and some kexts are crashing, even if everything is OK - sometimes the system hangs or crashes on itself.

Interesting development, I've tried to get it working via using old kexts made for 10.8.2, and of course, I was unsuccessful. So, if I remove ATI6000Controller, while not having other kexts crash it may work. I will reinstall and attempt this later tonight or tomorrow as the only extra kext my system requires is FakeSMC, and if that crashes, then I'm sure that netkas or similar will make another version for 10.9.

Very interesting people are still trying for this card. I am still running a 6950 on 10.8.2 with minimal problems, only the coldboot bug and using intel gpu as first gpu. It's been inconvenient that I haven't been able to upgrade OS X as no new patches for drivers have been posted since 10.8.2, in fact, I was about to go out to buy a 670 next week, but if my 6950 can hold out with 10.9, I'll probably stick with it, even if it is still relatively hacky.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 17, 2013, 06:53:48 PM
mac osx 10.9 dp1new kext
AMDRadeonX3000:

  Version:   1.14.2
  Last Modified:   6/1/2013, 4:44 AM
  Loaded:   Yes
  Get Info String:   AMDRadeonX3000 1.14.2 12691
  Obtained from:   Apple
  Kind:   Intel
  Architectures:   x86_64
  64-Bit (Intel):   Yes
  Location:   /System/Library/Extensions/AMDRadeonX3000.kext
  Kext Version:   1.1.4
  Load Address:   18446743521836500000
  Valid:   Yes
  Authentic:   Yes
  Dependencies:   Satisfied
  Signed by:   Software Signing, Apple Code Signing Certification Authority, Apple Root CA



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: n892 on June 17, 2013, 07:10:37 PM
Couldn't get it to work, something tells me that this might possibly work if we get fbrotate to work on 10.9.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on June 17, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
not yet I delete 6000conroller


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: icemac on June 28, 2013, 12:57:38 PM
Ok tried my 6970 with 10.83, 10.8.4 and 10.9 and 10.9 update always kernel panic at start don't really have the time to tinker with it so to the storage room it goes.


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: dj-rock on July 26, 2013, 06:33:02 PM
i'm on 10.9 DP 3 but only can boot and get to the desktop, full resolution tho, if i boot with  -x, no difference if i turn GE on or off, and no cold boot bug somehow.

i have a 6950 2GB  unlocked to a 6970



Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: nmano on August 25, 2013, 12:54:13 PM
6970 worked 10.8.4 and 10.9 dp6
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/250804-ati-radeon-6xxx-working-qeci/page-37?&p=1941079


Title: Re: 6970 reports
Post by: Bondik on February 21, 2014, 04:34:14 PM
6970 worked 10.8.4 and 10.9 dp6
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/250804-ati-radeon-6xxx-working-qeci/page-37?&p=1941079

It works but when use apps like iPhoto, MS Word or Image Preview PC reboots. Help to solve it please!