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Another method gain your "NVIDIA" QE/CI,Clean without inject , Tested in SL and LION!

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Hello Guys! I'm so happy and relieved that apparently i found a way to make my NVIDIA Graphics Cards works OOB I testing it using "Zotac NVIDIA 8400 GS 512 MB DDR3"

I already testing in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 , and also Lion 10.7 - 10.7.2

Below version i didn't test it yet.

preparation :

1.Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.x (bought from apple)

2.Official Combo Update 10.6.8 v.1.1

3.MB{censored}

4.iB{censored} note : you can find MB{censored} and iB{censored} from here

5.Nvidia update QUADRO MAC OS X DRIVER RELEASE 256 which u can direct download it here *TESTED*

optional : i still didn't try it, but if your card support NVIDIA CUDA 3.2 FOR MAC RELEASE, direct download it in here*NOT TESTED* You may post if you testing it and works, share with your friends and colleagues.

Steps:

1.Install Snow Leopard

2.SL 10.6.8 Official Combo Update 10.6.8 v.1.1 you may test it first by reboot, is your card known ? or ... go to step 3

3.Do not reboot, let it finish until he told you to restart, let it be and install MB{censored}. i like MB{censored} 4.0.x because i can boot snow leopard also lion , you may try another such as chameleon latest version .

4.Reboot , and voila... my Graphics card running without injecting, without EFI, without dsdt , and natively working!!! and of course, ALL PORT ARE WORKING including HDMI, you may try dual monitor to try it. i already tried and all working great.

here is preview in system profiler:

oobk.jpg

By arikstress at 2011-11-01

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By arikstress at 2011-11-01

i was trying with injecting method, nvenabler, etc. but i never has like this smoothness. oh well better use original driver than using modified or hacked driver. less hack is better to make stability of the system.

want to know fun fact? based on : nvidia link

Supported Type for this driver is :

GeForce 300M series:

GT 330M, GT 320M

GeForce 200 series:

GTX 285 for MAC

GeForce 100 series:

GT 120

GeForce 9M series:

9400M

GeForce 8 series:

8800 GT

GeForce 8M series:

8800M GTS, 8800M GS

Quadro series:

4000 for Mac

Quadro FX series:

FX 5600, FX 4800 for MAC

If you had run perfectly on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 , then you shouldn't be problem upgrading and running LION 10.7 - 10.7.2 after you installed this official driver on your system. i personally testing it, without install and with installing this drive is so different. After upgrading to Lion, yup it will not work, but hey, you can see Apple Logo on start up just like when your card working. It will still detect your card name and id, but main dependencies next will not loading. Why? Because Lion driver is newest, and Don't worry, you just have to do this after your upgrade , even only upgrading from 10.7 - 10.7.1 , or so on.

*Copy your /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV*Hal.kext into your desktop

*Install it again with Kext Utility for Lion, and reboot. to make sure, boot and choose verbose mode ( -v ) and if you see NVDANV*Hal Loaded and Registered , voila, congratulations... you will have no trouble now and can use it freely without afraid being freeze :headbang: ;) :headbang:

Yup... my 8400GS is not listed. but yeah it's working. i think another card also supported, especially nvidia released at 2011

Come on Guys, testing and report it!

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Nice Guide.... Congratulations... :D

But for the most of NVidia 7000 (only Snow Leopard), 8000 and 9000 series (Snow Leopard and Lion), just using GraphicsEnabler=Yes can activate full QE/CI on those cards...

It`s the cleanest and easiest way to have those cards running on OS X without need to install anything on the system...

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Nice Guide.... Congratulations... :D

But for the most of NVidia 7000 (only Snow Leopard), 8000 and 9000 series (Snow Leopard and Lion), just using GraphicsEnabler=Yes can activate full QE/CI on those cards...

It`s the cleanest and easiest way to have those cards running on OS X without need to install anything on the system...

Correct, mostly like that, but not all brands could be treat like that, i even can not use that simple way before using modified or injected or etc to make it works.

Well at least now it working :))

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Correct, mostly like that, but not all brands could be treat like that, i even can not use that simple way before using modified or injected or etc to make it works.

Well at least now it working :))

Yeah... There are some tricky ones that need some special features... :D

We only need to let the users now that they need to try first the basic and only if the basic don`t work, switch to a more detailed thing...

:D

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Yeah... There are some tricky ones that need some special features... :D

We only need to let the users now that they need to try first the basic and only if the basic don`t work, switch to a more detailed thing...

:D

:D yup

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Hi, this is my card, i will try your method because i can not get hdmi working on Lion...

i´ll report later what happened

hi narditor, im so sorry i was wrongly put download url on nvidia mac quadro certified link. now i repaired the link and let me know if it works for you.

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