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Title: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: netkas on June 17, 2014, 11:04:39 AM
Hi guys, help me testing this package.

It allows Hawaii based Radeons to work in OSX 10.9.

R290X should work out of box, R290 - just add your dev-id to AMDRadeonX4000 and AMD8000Controller kexts if needed, i forgot to do it.

Although if you have just any radeon 7xxx RX XXX you still can help testing this as they all use same 3d driver.

I've tested it on 10.9.4 13e16 beta, everything works except OpenGL extensions viewer, it crashes when reads list of supported ogl extensions.

luxmark, gputest etc works.

good luck and report https://cloud.mail.ru/public/6ac5c46174dc/Hawaii_Driver_Mavericks.pkg


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: turbineseaplane on June 18, 2014, 06:27:05 PM
Does this work with Clover?

I'm coming from only history of using NVIDIA and I'm currently using a Titan Black with Clover to boot.

Have a Sapphire r9 290x here and I just can't seem to get it to boot, but I'm concerned that I don't know the correct boot flags to use/not use once I have these drivers installed.

Any tips?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: netkas on June 18, 2014, 08:19:44 PM
there is no additional boot flags needed, no graphics enabler or etc, juts let the driver do auto-init


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: turbineseaplane on June 18, 2014, 08:56:25 PM
there is no additional boot flags needed, no graphics enabler or etc, juts let the driver do auto-init

Weird.
Possible my DSDT or SSDT on my EFI partition is messing with the ability to boot the 290x you think?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Randallphoto on June 18, 2014, 09:13:07 PM
there is no additional boot flags needed, no graphics enabler or etc, juts let the driver do auto-init

Weird.
Possible my DSDT or SSDT on my EFI partition is messing with the ability to boot the 290x you think?

Not super familiar with Clover, but with chimera and chameleon I had to move the bootloader to the EFI partition to be able to boot with my 290x.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: roadking719 on June 22, 2014, 08:23:53 PM
My system recognizes the card as a Raedeon 8xxx with 4GB of ram, but when i move windows around, the windows rip and tear similarly how windows XP would do the same if your computer was running slowly.
Any ideas on how to fix?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Nameless One on June 23, 2014, 08:47:26 AM
On 10.9.3 with the dev-id for the R9 290 added I have less functionality than the 2D-only with mode changing I get with the drivers from 10.10 as mentioned in the June 3 front page post. It identifies the card correctly but thinks it has 8MB of VRAM and I'm stuck with the (non native) 1920x1200 resolution that clover provides.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: netkas on June 23, 2014, 10:56:31 AM
My system recognizes the card as a Raedeon 8xxx with 4GB of ram, but when i move windows around, the windows rip and tear similarly how windows XP would do the same if your computer was running slowly.
Any ideas on how to fix?

Hmmm, seems I really forgot something very important.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: nicosalto on June 23, 2014, 03:45:37 PM
Hi,
I tried to install it as well without success.
This my config:
GB h87n-wifi + i7 4790
Asus R9 290 4GB

i added my dev-id (0x67B11002) to the kexts.
It doesn't detect the card. And i got a AMDRadeonX4000 and AMD8000Controller error saying they are not properly installed!

Any idea ?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: nicosalto on June 24, 2014, 03:30:21 AM
What is the correct way to edit a kext ? I just use nano, but i guess the error message i get is probably because i edit it the wrong way ?

netkas could you add my devID (0x67B11002) to your file ? ;)



Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: jasonsansone on June 24, 2014, 09:10:52 PM
What is the correct way to edit a kext ? I just use nano, but i guess the error message i get is probably because i edit it the wrong way ?

netkas could you add my devID (0x67B11002) to your file ? ;)



You can't just edit the kext in place. Easiest way is copy the kext to desktop, edit, and reinstall the edited kext with KextBeast.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 25, 2014, 09:21:23 PM
Greetings... I've just given this a test.

My card is this PowerColor R9 290X 4GB GDDR OC(BF4 Edition): http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=488

In case it is relevant, I also have an nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti in the same machine and have left it in for testing purposes.
I will be trying it out with that card removed at some point to see if it makes any difference.

The first thing I noticed is some tearing and general sluggish video performance, however it does indeed work.

The second thing I observed is that the card is appearing as an AMD Radeon HD 8xxx (device ID is 0x67b01002)
It seems to me that particular card should be using the 9xxx driver, so I edited both kext files accordingly which failed miserably and caused the system to crash attempting to load the desktop, so I restarted in safe mode (the nVidia card came in handy for that purpose) and re-installed your original kext files and am back on the 8xxx driver.
PowerColor specifically mentions that this card has the Hawaii chip, which unless I am mistaken is a 9xxx series so I find this all rather strange.

The sluggishness and tearing appear on the nVidia card as well as the AMD card, regardless of wether the AMD card is actually in use (I tested with both screens on the nVidia and nothing connected to the AMD) I presume this is something being introduced into the GUI subsystem by the AMD driver.

My next test will be to remove the nVidia card altogether and put the AMD on the primary PCIe slot to see if it's the combo of nVidia and AMD that is causing the performance issues.

It seems like a good starting point, however the noticeable lag and the tearing while resizing windows is enough to make it unusable at this time.
Hopefully this can be resolved.

edit: I am running 10.9.3


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: jasonsansone on June 25, 2014, 11:05:28 PM
Greetings... I've just given this a test.

My card is this PowerColor R9 290X 4GB GDDR OC(BF4 Edition): http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=488

In case it is relevant, I also have an nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti in the same machine and have left it in for testing purposes.
I will be trying it out with that card removed at some point to see if it makes any difference.

The first thing I noticed is some tearing and general sluggish video performance, however it does indeed work.

The second thing I observed is that the card is appearing as an AMD Radeon HD 8xxx (device ID is 0x67b01002)
It seems to me that particular card should be using the 9xxx driver, so I edited both kext files accordingly which failed miserably and caused the system to crash attempting to load the desktop, so I restarted in safe mode (the nVidia card came in handy for that purpose) and re-installed your original kext files and am back on the 8xxx driver.
PowerColor specifically mentions that this card has the Hawaii chip, which unless I am mistaken is a 9xxx series so I find this all rather strange.

The sluggishness and tearing appear on the nVidia card as well as the AMD card, regardless of wether the AMD card is actually in use (I tested with both screens on the nVidia and nothing connected to the AMD) I presume this is something being introduced into the GUI subsystem by the AMD driver.

My next test will be to remove the nVidia card altogether and put the AMD on the primary PCIe slot to see if it's the combo of nVidia and AMD that is causing the performance issues.

It seems like a good starting point, however the noticeable lag and the tearing while resizing windows is enough to make it unusable at this time.
Hopefully this can be resolved.

edit: I am running 10.9.3

The R9 2xxx is the successor to the 7xxx series.  There technically was an 8000 series, but it was just a 7xxx rebadge.  Apple and AMD are treating the 290X as an 8xxx chip.  I checked my unedited 10.9.3 kexts and the 290X device id is correctly listed in the AMD8000Controller.kext.  I would restore the 9xxx kext back to the original.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 26, 2014, 12:24:13 AM
The R9 2xxx is the successor to the 7xxx series.  There technically was an 8000 series, but it was just a 7xxx rebadge.  Apple and AMD are treating the 290X as an 8xxx chip.  I checked my unedited 10.9.3 kexts and the 290X device id is correctly listed in the AMD8000Controller.kext.  I would restore the 9xxx kext back to the original.

Yes, as indicated that was what was needed - using the 9xxx kext for this card did not work at all. I can live with it being a naming issue rather than a specific hardware problem. :)

I am currently working on a clean install of Mavericks on a spare drive. I tried just replacing the nVidia outright with the AMD card but the already installed Chimera boot loader crashed terribly doing that for some reason. I hope that a clean setup with no Cuda/nVidia might perform correctly, but I'll update this thread either way in the pursuit of helping others with getting these nice cards running.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: duraaraa on June 26, 2014, 12:35:45 AM
I can confirm that this patch works with the mobile Saturn XT cards (Bonaire, not Hawaii).  I have a FirePro M6100, and this enables it in Mavericks, at least to a framebuffer extent.  I haven't been able to test 3d, because I've mainly been trying to get it working in DP1 of 10.10.

I do notice though that dual screens cause my system to crash.  Could anyone using this try plugging in two monitors and let me know what happens?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: netkas on June 26, 2014, 01:31:41 AM
I have updated the file, should fix the qe/ci


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 26, 2014, 06:26:05 AM
Just an update on my testing... on a clean Mavericks install, the driver is working excellent with my r9 290x (the previously mentioned PowerColor card)... As long as the nVidia is not present, so I presume that was the root cause of my tearing issues, I'm still fiddling with that on a staging setup but it's not really relevant to the drivers themselves per se.

The one thing that is not working however is Chameleon booting... This seems to be the same issue as with the 7xxx cards, a quick hack is to enable the motherboard iGPU as first device. Essentially Chameleon bails after boot0 and fills the screen with random characters.

I attempted the EFI hack documented here with mixed results: http://www.tonymacx86.com/318-amd-radeon-hd-7xxx-graphics-support-os-x-10-8-3/comments3.html#comments

On the plus side, Chameleon will boot on the AMD without crashing with the random characters when when the internal video (iGPU) is disabled, after applying the hack.
The downside is that instead of loading the desktop the screen flashes then goes black. The hard disk light continues to flash so I suspect the system continues to load but without video.

With the internal video enabled, everything boots fine after the EFI hack but even with no monitor connected to it I get an extra screen in the Displays control panel and the system has to boot blindly (no loading screen or diagnostic messages with -v ... not ideal especially when troubleshooting other aspects of the system).

(edited with more details)


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: jasonsansone on June 26, 2014, 02:09:32 PM
Just an update on my testing... on a clean Mavericks install, the driver is working excellent with my r9 290x (the previously mentioned PowerColor card)... As long as the nVidia is not present, so I presume that was the root cause of my tearing issues, I'm still fiddling with that on a staging setup but it's not really relevant to the drivers themselves per se.

The one thing that is not working however is Chameleon booting... This seems to be the same issue as with the 7xxx cards, a quick hack is to enable the motherboard iGPU as first device. Essentially Chameleon bails after boot0 and fills the screen with random characters.

I attempted the EFI hack documented here with mixed results: http://www.tonymacx86.com/318-amd-radeon-hd-7xxx-graphics-support-os-x-10-8-3/comments3.html#comments

On the plus side, Chameleon will boot on the AMD without crashing with the random characters when when the internal video (iGPU) is disabled, after applying the hack.
The downside is that instead of loading the desktop the screen flashes then goes black. The hard disk light continues to flash so I suspect the system continues to load but without video.

With the internal video enabled, everything boots fine after the EFI hack but even with no monitor connected to it I get an extra screen in the Displays control panel and the system has to boot blindly (no loading screen or diagnostic messages with -v ... not ideal especially when troubleshooting other aspects of the system).

(edited with more details)

Have you tried the boot0md option in chameleon wizard?  I didn't want to use the EFI partition because it makes it nearly impossible to use the nvram trick for iMessage. My 280X's for great when I used boot0md. I have IGP disabled as well.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 26, 2014, 02:46:27 PM
Just an update on my testing... on a clean Mavericks install, the driver is working excellent with my r9 290x (the previously mentioned PowerColor card)... As long as the nVidia is not present, so I presume that was the root cause of my tearing issues, I'm still fiddling with that on a staging setup but it's not really relevant to the drivers themselves per se.

The one thing that is not working however is Chameleon booting... This seems to be the same issue as with the 7xxx cards, a quick hack is to enable the motherboard iGPU as first device. Essentially Chameleon bails after boot0 and fills the screen with random characters.

I attempted the EFI hack documented here with mixed results: http://www.tonymacx86.com/318-amd-radeon-hd-7xxx-graphics-support-os-x-10-8-3/comments3.html#comments

On the plus side, Chameleon will boot on the AMD without crashing with the random characters when when the internal video (iGPU) is disabled, after applying the hack.
The downside is that instead of loading the desktop the screen flashes then goes black. The hard disk light continues to flash so I suspect the system continues to load but without video.

With the internal video enabled, everything boots fine after the EFI hack but even with no monitor connected to it I get an extra screen in the Displays control panel and the system has to boot blindly (no loading screen or diagnostic messages with -v ... not ideal especially when troubleshooting other aspects of the system).

(edited with more details)

Have you tried the boot0md option in chameleon wizard?  I didn't want to use the EFI partition because it makes it nearly impossible to use the nvram trick for iMessage. My 280X's for great when I used boot0md. I have IGP disabled as well.

I did try that with no effect. I'll give another shot today and see what happens.

edit: I have tried the boot0md option on a new clean install of 10.9... This did fix the chameleon loading issue but I end up with the dreaded white-screen-with-a-mouse-cursor issue when it tries to launch the desktop. So far no luck getting around that particular problem, the system is only working in safe mode.

edit: after fiddling with several setups and combinations I was able to determine one of the key issues is having dual screens connected to the ATI card. It works in safe mode but will crash the system using these drivers.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 26, 2014, 10:11:51 PM
I can confirm that this patch works with the mobile Saturn XT cards (Bonaire, not Hawaii).  I have a FirePro M6100, and this enables it in Mavericks, at least to a framebuffer extent.  I haven't been able to test 3d, because I've mainly been trying to get it working in DP1 of 10.10.

I do notice though that dual screens cause my system to crash.  Could anyone using this try plugging in two monitors and let me know what happens?

Thanks!

I have been testing things out, and I also have it crashing with two monitors plugged in. Took me a bunch of tries doing other things until I realized that was actually the issue I was having... It seems to work quite well with a single display.

Thanks also to Netkas for doing this... Hopefully the dual display issue is something that can be resolved, but perhaps we need Apple to finish the drivers? Not sure if there is anything that you can do?

edit: Note that I am using a Hawaii chipset and not Bonaire so it seems clear that this is a driver issue and not chipset dependant.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: novakane on June 27, 2014, 12:34:38 AM
Ok, I've done about as much testing as I have the patience for at this time. (Reinstalled Mac OS well over a dozen times)
My last test had it running well on 10.9, but the 10.9.3 update seemed to break the working setup, even if I reinstalled the Hawaii pkg which seemed odd since I did have it mostly working on 10.9.3 at first.
It was very unstable after the update - black screen for a while, eventually it did display some video but it was distorted and unusable. Very strange.
My test rig was quite stable previously so the general hardware is good for the OS in general - Sabertooth Z77 with i7 3770k.

Will wait for feedback from Netkas or another update before trying much else.

edit: Sorry if I'm posting too much about this... just trying to share my experience with the driver. I did one more final re-install test and excluded any attempts at dual displays altogether on this one. Did 10.9 > 10.9.3 update and all seems well, so I guess it was something else on my system causing trouble last try.
My general diagnosis is that with a single display, this is working quite well - a second display wrecks the whole thing, regardless of if it's on the same card or a different card. I tried having the 2nd display on the same card and it basically crashed the system. I tried a 2nd display on the iGPU (Intel HD 4000) and it made it unstable. I tried the 2nd display on a variety of nVidia cards with various combinations of primary/secondary and it made the system unstable and introduced performance and/or graphic issues on either or (usually) both displays and/or outright crashed the system. I unfortunately do not have a 2nd ATI card to test with, but I wouldn't have high hopes.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Nameless One on June 27, 2014, 10:21:22 AM
With the updated files modified to include the device id of the R9 290 they will drive my 30" monitor on its own plugged in via DP.
 If I boot with my other two monitors also plugged (1 via DVI the other via the HDMI port with HDMI-DVI cable) in I am stuck with a grey screen on the 30", black on the others.
 If I boot with just the 30" and subsequently plug one of the others in then the 30" goes almost completely black, I can just make out the desktop, and after 20-30 seconds or so the desktop image breaks up.
 If I swap the cables of the DVI and DP then it will boot up with those two monitors working but will stall at a grey background on those two monitors. I can't remember what the situation was with the 30" on DP but with the two monitors working it is aware of the third, the mouse pointer can move into the space where the monitors display would be.

Edit: with these drivers my card is now listed as an HD8xxx with 4GB of VRAM


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: duraaraa on June 27, 2014, 07:52:47 PM
Ok, I've done about as much testing as I have the patience for at this time. (Reinstalled Mac OS well over a dozen times)
My last test had it running well on 10.9, but the 10.9.3 update seemed to break the working setup, even if I reinstalled the Hawaii pkg which seemed odd since I did have it mostly working on 10.9.3 at first.
It was very unstable after the update - black screen for a while, eventually it did display some video but it was distorted and unusable. Very strange.
My test rig was quite stable previously so the general hardware is good for the OS in general - Sabertooth Z77 with i7 3770k.

Will wait for feedback from Netkas or another update before trying much else.

edit: Sorry if I'm posting too much about this... just trying to share my experience with the driver. I did one more final re-install test and excluded any attempts at dual displays altogether on this one. Did 10.9 > 10.9.3 update and all seems well, so I guess it was something else on my system causing trouble last try.
My general diagnosis is that with a single display, this is working quite well - a second display wrecks the whole thing, regardless of if it's on the same card or a different card. I tried having the 2nd display on the same card and it basically crashed the system. I tried a 2nd display on the iGPU (Intel HD 4000) and it made it unstable. I tried the 2nd display on a variety of nVidia cards with various combinations of primary/secondary and it made the system unstable and introduced performance and/or graphic issues on either or (usually) both displays and/or outright crashed the system. I unfortunately do not have a 2nd ATI card to test with, but I wouldn't have high hopes.

Same results with me on Bonaire.  I can get dual screens working if the internal screen is the igpu and the external is the AMD, but stability and performance are both issues.

I'm hoping we get either a new FB other than Baladi to try, or a new version of the driver in the near future.  Obviously, they will need to put out a working driver at some point :P

Could you please confirm whether or not sleep is working?  For me, it doesn't, and I want to make sure the reason is the video card. Thanks.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: liunice on June 29, 2014, 11:30:57 AM
I have updated the file, should fix the qe/ci

Hi, I've tested your latest driver for my R9 295X2 in 10.9.3 but it didn't work. Then I added dev-id 0x67B91002 to AMD8000Controller.kext like I did in 10.10 DP1. After reboot, I got full resolution 3840X2160 but no QE/CI. All the windows respond very slowly. So what should I do next? Is it possible to make this driver work for R9 295X2 which contains two R9 290x?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Lorphos on June 29, 2014, 10:10:22 PM
I ordered a Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 290 Windforce OC today, will try it with 10.9.3 and your files as soon as it arrives.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: gully666uk on June 30, 2014, 12:10:34 PM
Will this work with my R9 290?
I have no idea how to edit it to make it work either if i'm honest.I have been waiting for a breakthrough with this for a long time.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Lorphos on June 30, 2014, 08:56:08 PM
So, 10.9.4 was released today (build 13E28) and I installed it on a MacBook Air.

Does the fact that there is no /System/Library/Extensions/AMD8000Controller.kext on that machine mean that the Hawaii drivers are NOT included in 10.9.4?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: mysticalos on July 01, 2014, 06:59:13 AM
Pretty safe bet apple won't really be updating drivers with those in 10.9.x unless they release new hardware before 10.10 is ready. I mean hell they still ship nvidia r310, same drivers we've been using since 10.8.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: cybert on July 02, 2014, 09:30:22 PM
I can confirm that it works with the Gigabyte R9 270 OC 2GB DDR5 version.
The card is now recognized as a 7xxx series, the performance is a bit slow, but it works :)


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: blppt on July 03, 2014, 02:02:59 AM
Tried the updated package, works great with my Sapphire 290x through HDMI driving 1 monitor on 10.9.3. Only thing is that toleda's HDMI audio patch does not appear to work. Is this to be expected?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: swiftbiscuits on July 05, 2014, 02:10:16 PM
I registered just to say thank you, this is working perfectly for me on osx 10.9.4 using clover. I am using the drivers with a xfx 290, just had to add the device id in the two kexts you mentioned.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: gully666uk on July 09, 2014, 08:59:04 AM
I registered just to say thank you, this is working perfectly for me on osx 10.9.4 using clover. I am using the drivers with a xfx 290, just had to add the device id in the two kexts you mentioned.

Can you post the kexts you edited please


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Awesome Donkey on July 10, 2014, 12:52:17 AM
Works great with the ASUS DirectCU II OC 290X!


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: arunas on July 12, 2014, 07:14:52 PM
Could someone please advice me what I am doing wrong or what should I do to make it work:

Just made a fresh 10.9.4 install, moved bootloader to EFI partition.

R9 280x works perfect. Since bootloader on EFI no more blind boot.

Installed Netkas package and 280x seems to be working the same (no problem).

Now I have Asus R9 290 (not X) DirectCU II OC. So I added Device ID 0x67B11002 to AMDRadeonX4000 and AMD8000Controller kext.
Now when I boot with R9 290, I get 1400 x 1050 resolution on my Dell U2713HM 2560 x 1440 monitor and GPU is recognized as Display 5 MB. There is also a lot of flickering on the screen.

Any help to solve this issue would be very appreciated


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: aldinho on July 14, 2014, 09:26:28 AM
Hi to everyone,

I hope someone can give me advice what should I do to make GPU work, I have VTX3D R9 290 (not X) X-Edition.

OS version is 10.9.4 so I added Device ID 0x67B11002 to AMDRadeonX4000 and AMD8000Controller kext on latest netkas files and after boot seems that card is recognized OK but I have flickering problem (have to unplug the monitor and re-insert it to get a stable picture) what do you suggest me.

Any help to solve this is welcome and appreciated.



Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: unfathomable on July 17, 2014, 07:40:10 PM
Hi guys!

I've been trying so hard for days trying to run dual boot on my newly built CPU: Gigabyte Z87-D3HP, i7 4770K, Asus R9 290.
But no matter what I just can't get Mavericks to be working properly! Followed and tried so many different guides but still no avail..

I'm able to boot into OS X now with Unibeast in my flashdrive with -x command, but without -x I just get a fuzzy hypnotic screen.

I almost wanted to give it a go with your 'driver' but then I saw stuff like kext editing and I'm really bad at those I've even got to reformat my SSD couple of times 'cause I messed with the EFI booting.

I'd really really appreciate some help to end my misery of trying so hard 12 hours a day.. THANKS!!!


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: divotion on July 19, 2014, 07:33:42 PM
Help me please

I have a Asus Radeon 295x2 and i cant get run it with 10.9 and 10.10.

have install the driver package under 10.9 and add my devid 0x67B91002.

Osx booting up but have only white screen in 10.9. Added in amd8000.kext only and in x4000.kext too under hawaii

cant bring up the system.

in 10.10 dont come up any screen. cpu halted.

hmmm

any sugestions?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: blppt on July 21, 2014, 04:17:26 AM
Just as a further update---the HDCP portion of this driver is apparently not working yet---I get the "black screen" treatment when trying to playback purchased iTunes HD videos on my 290x.

Other than that, and of course the current lack of HDMI audio for this card, the drivers are surprisingly stable. Played a couple of games, all worked very well. No KP or anything like that yet.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Nur710 on August 22, 2014, 08:19:00 AM
10.9.5 Asus R9 290X (DP, HDMI, DVI, DVI) works normally through DP. Final Cut, Motion running. But when plugged second monitor, system not startting - white screen with cursor. The same on 10.10. Patch framebuffer didn't help. 


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: tekm on August 25, 2014, 07:58:26 PM
Driver worked for me in 10.9.4 with one 290x card. However when I have more than 1 identical card present, I get a kernel panic during startup. Has anyone had success with multiple 290x cards present in the system?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: szymszymon on August 26, 2014, 11:30:26 AM
which files should by installed from netkas package for 290x? i instal all files from the installer and my system not booting now...only booting from pen drive usb chimera helps boot system, card seen as 8xxx4gb..but i must unplug monitor first...maybe method of system installation is important...on other disk i instal iatkos 10.8.5, upgrade to 10.9.4 with multibeast, install all from netkas package and boom.! system work perfectly, graphic hawaii prototype..openGl in photoshop works...but only for two weekends..now hangs..maybe another method of system installation, clover, my hack, etc...sory for my poor eng.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Mommerman on August 28, 2014, 07:33:56 AM
Hi everyone, I have an annoying issue.

I have a Ati R9 290X twin frozr, and I cant get it to work with installer under 10.9.4

I tried installing the updated version of this app, but osx tells me that the "8000 driver"or....something and "9000 driver"....something is not compatible....

I tried the pre-updated netkas installer, and everything seemed to work okay, of course without acceleration, and sometimes the screen just went black.

Should I change something?

This is my hardware id: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_67B0&SUBSYS_30801462&REV_00

Should I inject it anywhere, and if so.... HOW?

I have no idea how to do any of this?

Beware of noob


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: ArjanF on September 03, 2014, 09:36:23 AM
I got it working with my AMD Radeon HD 7790 graphics card (on 10.9.3), the card which no one got working before. It is being recognised as AMD Radeon HD 8xxx 2048 MB, even though it is a 7xxx series.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: turai on September 03, 2014, 09:21:11 PM
I got it working with my AMD Radeon HD 7790 graphics card (on 10.9.3), the card which no one got working before. It is being recognised as AMD Radeon HD 8xxx 2048 MB, even though it is a 7xxx series.
Hey! Can you tell me, how you have made it working, and which port u use? I have only gray screen with the same card (Sapphire 7790 DualX OC) :(


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: ArjanF on September 04, 2014, 11:37:49 AM
I also get a grey screen sometimes, but after I reset the computer it works again. I am triple booting with Windows 8 and Linux Mint, it seems that every time I used one of these and then boot into OSX, I am getting a grey screen. I am not sure why this happens, maybe someone can help me with this?

I use DVI.

What I did: I updated from 10.9 to 10.9.3, I removed all the graphic driver kext that were already installed, then I installed the one from this thread. I didn't change any configuration. I ran Multibeast after this, using the EasyBeast configuration.

Boot flags I used:
GraphicsEnabler=No
npci=0x3000 (Not sure if necessary, works without it too or with 0x2000)
PCIRootUID=0 (Again, not sure if really necessary)


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: turai on September 04, 2014, 06:39:43 PM
I also get a grey screen sometimes, but after I reset the computer it works again. I am triple booting with Windows 8 and Linux Mint, it seems that every time I used one of these and then boot into OSX, I am getting a grey screen. I am not sure why this happens, maybe someone can help me with this?

I use DVI.

What I did: I updated from 10.9 to 10.9.3, I removed all the graphic driver kext that were already installed, then I installed the one from this thread. I didn't change any configuration. I ran Multibeast after this, using the EasyBeast configuration.

Boot flags I used:
GraphicsEnabler=No
npci=0x3000 (Not sure if necessary, works without it too or with 0x2000)
PCIRootUID=0 (Again, not sure if really necessary)


Thanks, I'm gonna try this way too on the weekend :)


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: thrownaround on September 07, 2014, 01:14:03 AM
Can't seem to get HIS H779FT1GD Radeon HD 7790 Turbo 1GB working. Grey screen and flickering tried everything :(


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: thrownaround on September 07, 2014, 09:41:42 PM
On another note the flickering and grey screen is unresponsive. Not sure what I am doing wrong here considering others have gotten it to work.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Nameless One on September 08, 2014, 12:17:19 PM
Can't seem to get HIS H779FT1GD Radeon HD 7790 Turbo 1GB working. Grey screen and flickering tried everything :(

Wouldn't it have been better to start a new thread rather than post on the end of a slow thread about totally different hardware?

Some information on what you have done in trying to get it working would probably be useful too.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: thrownaround on September 08, 2014, 12:47:22 PM
Although if you have just any radeon 7xxx RX XXX you still can help testing this as they all use same 3d driver.


I had assumed the 7790 which uses the same drivers would be allowed. Fresh install of Mavericks, removed previous Grafix and reinstalled this package separately. Every darned boot flag I could think of. Not to mention 2 people have been posting about the 7790 in the previous posts before mine. It stalls at a grey screen, keyboard is unresponsive. I can boot it with -x and when I do there is a constant flickering that can be stopped by fbrotate or similiar things.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: damiano89187 on September 15, 2014, 11:40:58 AM
Hi all, this if my first post and i want to explain how to install a r9 290 (non x ) with mavericks 10.9.4.
I have installed the pkg provided by netkas, then i've copied the kext amd8000 and amdx4000 to desktop, i've edited the kext with my dev-id, then reinstalled it with kext utility. Then rebooted with GraphicsEnabler=Yes.
The exact model is r9 290 tri-x ( sapphire ).
Hope this is useful.



Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: viciouzex on September 21, 2014, 01:34:15 PM
I have a Sapphire R9 290 (non-x) and I am using chameleon. I tried both bootloaders and cannot get the video driver working properly. It displays at 1080p, but only shows up as an ATI card with 7MB VRAM. and says no kext loaded. Anybody have any ideas?

I did load the 8000 and 4000 kext with my dev id edits.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Ironjer on October 16, 2014, 01:26:32 PM
Hi, im testing a 290x working good with 10.10 beta6 any chance for efi with bootscreen and 5.0 gt/s?


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: etrock on October 19, 2014, 06:26:49 AM
it works!!!~~~Greate!!!

MSI Gaming R290 (no X)...

OSX10.9~10.9.5(reinstall the Driver) 。。。Perfect!:)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p624/etrock/temp/5C4F5E555FEB71672014-10-144E0B5348122015.png)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p624/etrock/temp/5C4F5E555FEB71672014-10-144E0A5348103544.png)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p624/etrock/temp/5C4F5E555FEB71672014-10-144E0B5348122636.png)


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: kapqa on June 22, 2018, 09:43:35 AM
Hello ,

is this driver still active and stable for Mavericks 10.9.3 + on MacPro?
it seems no more online.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: Rominator on June 23, 2018, 11:12:59 AM
Not a lot of folks playing around with 10.9 any more.

The support for this card came and went, and thus so did interest.


Title: Re: Radeon R290X Mavericks support test
Post by: kapqa on August 15, 2018, 03:20:47 PM
i am still using 10.9 and am not planning to upgrade anytime soon on MacOS.
is it difficult to flash a r9 280x or 280 for 5.0 GT/s with a Gigabyte Windforce Edition?
am trying to find a viable route withouth spending the 200 Euro requested for the flashed editions on Ebay. 100 Euro + should be enough atm.