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byter

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Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« on: May 16, 2009, 03:45:43 PM »
Chamelion 2ORC 1 (latest release) w/ 10.5 boots ok.

Problem: after 10.5.7 update - graphics issue (where edges of windows are erased) when dragging a window to new screen location- EVGA 7900GS 250.

HOWEVER different boot loader (132 CD - 80 hard disk 1) boots correctly - graphics issues goes away.

GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA 7900GS (250)

"about this mac" show 7900 correctly with 132 but not with chameleon.

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 06:04:54 AM »
Are you sure that this is a bug?

It sounds like you're just using different kexts with different bootloaders and probably a messed com.apple.Boot.plist file
Stop bitching, start coding or documenting or both..

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inca

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 04:01:04 AM »
I also have a GA-EP45-DS3L and I may also be having video issues with chameleon 2.0 RC 1 (r431) on Vanilla OS X 10.5.7. My video card is an nvidia 8800GTX and I enable it with device-property string in the Boot.plist, attached below.

I cannot boot without setting "Boot Graphics"=Yes. No amount of -x, -v, -F can save me from the near instant white rectangle of death in the upper left hand ceiling of my screen. I've tried various "Graphics Mode" settings to no avail. Safe mode (-x) flashes the text loading that it normally does, but when it goes to switch resolution the white box of death appears. Verbose mode (-v) flashes no text after the bootloader prompt, but goes immediately to the white box of death, though it may flicker a moment before sticking.

However, if I enable "Boot Graphics", then I can boot. This is not good, because I am unable to debug any other issues in the boot process. Namely, my now dead HDA, which was good on my last install of 10.5.6 with munky EFI partition.

Cheers!

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string></string>
<key>GUI</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Boot Graphics</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>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</string>
</dict>
</plist>

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 12:22:26 AM »
@inca:

if you type ?video at the boot prompt, you will get a list of supported VESA modes. Try to set one of them without using the @Hz option like 1920x1200x32. This one is fixed in the upcoming version.

Regarding your device-properties issue, can you check if the device-props data got injected to IODeviceTree please?
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inca

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 05:25:30 AM »
if you type ?video at the boot prompt, you will get a list of supported VESA modes. Try to set one of them without using the @Hz option like 1920x1200x32. This one is fixed in the upcoming version.

No dice. "1920x1200x8", "1600x1200x16", and "1600x1200x8" with or without @Hz results in upper left rectangle of death when trying to boot with "Boot Graphics"="No".

Regarding your device-properties issue, can you check if the device-props data got injected to IODeviceTree please?

Attached. I'm not entirely sure what I'm checking for, but some stuff came through. Two devices?




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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 10:37:32 PM »
I have my brother running a EP45-DS3L with and 8600GT 512 MB on 10.5.7 with no video issues.  I think you may need to try building a new graphics string.  How did you create the one you have?

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009, 07:25:23 AM »
UInstaller.app. What are my alternatives that work with 10.5.7?

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Re: Graphics issue related to which boot loader used
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 03:57:51 PM »
I use the GA-EP45-DS3L and I can confirm that both 8600GTS and 8800GT work with no problems using EFI strings. UInstaller app is great, but you could also try getting your EFI string from EFIstudio. 
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