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    Unhappy ATI Radeon HD 4650 not working

    Hello. I know my first post, I hate to be asking for help but I really need it. I've successfully installed Leo4Allv2 onto a Dell Dimension E521 desktop. However, I have a Radeon HD 4650 video card I bought separately. I normally wouldn't care that it doesn't work with mac but I believe it is preventing me from being able to install Final Cut Pro. I've searched extensively and haven't found any help on the matter, can anyone find drivers for this graphics card? the driver I picked on startup was for the Radeon 3850. Obviously the drivers I picked aren't working, also I need to be able to get sound through this card, as it supports that as well, any help would be vastly appreciated. Thank You.



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    Default long way to go

    You need to boot with -s. If it loads that to a command line, you've got likely kext problems. Then try -x -v so you can see where it stops, slows, issues errors or hangs. If you get in that way to a desktop you've got probably video kext problems. these can be LOTS of different problems depending on whose distribution you installed and how old it is. Get the newest one - right now which is 10.5.6. IPC has some issues with laptop keyboards not working after install - IDeneb seems to go better.

    NO ONE can help you right now. You do not say what is wrong, you do not say what you did that does not work and you offer no clues as to your level of expertise as to EXACTLY where you are stumped. You just scream "please help me".

    If you go to a Medical Doctor and just scream "please help me" and will give no symptoms or clues as to what is going on - even a Doctor cannot help you but begin guessing - and guess what - they get paid to do so - no one here is being paid by you, and still the doctor could end up killing you rather than saving you because you did not tell a critic piece of information - like a severe allergy or something like that which could kill you in his efforts to help you. Computers - especially the OS's of computers are NO DIFFERENT.

    You do not say what is going on. No one is a mind reader here and were not sitting in front of your machine.

    Usually a Kext is likely probably not loading or blocking something - or the kernel panics. that means dies the horrible crash like a aircraft pilot would it the pilot panic'ed in an emergency situation and did not know what to do.

    The kexts are vendor and device ID specific - so if the kext does not have the right vendor and model ID referenced in the kext file - it will fail - or pass up the device anyway.

    You have to figure this out yourself - it is YOUR machine. They are all different as to what is in the unit from the manufacturer, and even if using common device components - the vendor and device ID may be different that what the kext might have in it.

    If you have Windows still on the same machine - and it is working - you can do kext editing from inside windows by installing some helper tools to look into the HPS drive. Use Windows Text Editor Download and Download Ext2Fsd 0.46 - An open source Ext2 File System Driver for Windows - Softpedia and Catacombae - HFSExplorer (HFS Explorer) to see and get at the Mac files in Windows; OR you can BUY Macdrive. If you are having dual boot problems try installing EasyBCD from inside Windows to boot between the two. Its free.

    This above will only work if you have been smart enough to do a dual boot machine where Windows is on another partition or permanent drive in the same computer. If Windows will not boot use a Vista repair disk or the XP disk to repair the boot sector - then install EasyBCD through Windows and it will see the MAC partition to let you set it up on the boot manager. Google how to get one if you do not have them.

    You can see the vendor and device ID in Windows, and the kext will have a name and you can find the vendor and device ID in the text of the kext info.plist. You can edit this from the windows side with the editor above - and use no other - they will not work.

    After you get in through safe mode, you can run "diskutils repairpermissions /" (without the quotes) and to fix the changes you made from the Windows side.

    You come in single user with the -s command at the prompt. Do what it says to mount the volume and then

    You do a "sudo -s" first (no quotes)
    cd /System/Library
    chmod -R 755 Extensions /
    touch Extensions /
    diskutil repairpermissions /

    There are other ways to do this and much more from the -s boot option (single user mode) but it is really getting UNIX specific as to the commands, and if you are there and know nothing anyway - you should probably pay someone, buy a real MAC or just give up - OR get ready for a real extensive learning curve and research on the web.

    You need to do some research on how the MAC OS works. Match your kext families with the missing parts of the OS not loading - change the vendor and device ID's and one at a time - you'll get them working and the boot errors will go away.

    If you have/had IPC 10.5.6 ppf4 or ppf5 you would likely have most of the kexts - but they might not have the right vendor ID and device ID for the unit you are trying to install on. it works for both CPUs Intel or AMD. IDeneb 10.5.6. might go more successfully.

    Once installed, you need to boot in safe mode from the Darwin prompt with the -x option. Use -v also so you can see what it is loading and if it does stop in safe mode and where. Then you can try -v -f on another boot to see if it will make it all the way

    The MacOS is at it's core - UNIX - you cannot just lump a question in something and throw it here that is non-descriptive as to tell anyone not at your PC what is TRULY going on, even though I am a UNIX engineer.

    No one can help you if they cannot tell what is really going on - and if you are not ready to learn some UNIX - give up now.

    If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.

    Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.

    Of course you can always BUY a real MAC, and then holler "please help me" all you want to Apple Computer Support, and at some point they will tell you the same thing.

    If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.

    Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.

    Visit the Main Page - OSx86 for the best source of simple question info

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    First of all, thank you very much for posting such lengthy and detailed instructions. Secondly, I'm sorry if my explanation of my situation was not detailed enough. I will try your suggestions right away, then, when I have the time, I will post my issue in as detailed a way as I am able. My expertise in this area is certainly not as extensive as yours, so I hope my information will be enough.

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    Eh nothing atm, you can try to follow this thread, sowwy
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    well guys I have bad news. Here's my situation. I am a filmmaker. I am in college for a degree in this as my primary career. I have already had a few jobs but can only complete them at school (they have macs). This is not in any way a good solution as the computers are only available for limited amounts of time (morning, afternoon, and night classes, then the school is closed on most weekends). In other words, I NEED a viable non-stupidly expensive solution to video editing (I do not have 600-1500 dollars to spend on another computer, or money for software). So I need a temporary and good solution ASAP so my livelyhood can stay intact. It is simply taking far too long to get this hackintosh solution to work. I am above average when it comes to computers but I do not have the time to learn a whole new set of information. I have to give up on this solution and go back to the windows side. When I get a working solution I can do more work. More work = more money = Mac! But until then I need a proper video editing machine so I can make money, and I need it months ago. so I'm out of the hackintosh game. Later guys, and thanks again so much for your help.


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    I have a HD4850 and was able to get mine working by upgrading to 10.5.7 and then installing some drivers from. netkas.org New universal Injector for ati and nvidia, and multiple ati cards enabler.. There was another drivers (cant remember the name) I installed as well. Im not sure if this will help but you may be able to find some help for you card at the site shown above.

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    Default ati radeon 4650 solution for me.

    I have ATI HD 4650 and have the max resolution in my Vaio. READ ALL THE POST BEFORE DOING ANYTHING.

    Have your DVD in your tray, boot it, select only ATI HD from drivers section, do not select Base System if you already have an OS.
    Then;

    I can set the max resolution by:

    sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

    write this under Timout section. key, string pairs are the format of this file. It's an XML file all in all.

    <key>Graphics Mode</key>
    <string>1280102432</string>

    of course, write the resolution and depth you want between string tags.

    but before this have the backup of com.apple.Boot.plist somewhere in your disk.

    sudo cp /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist /somewhere

    This file is very fragile, if you ruin it, everything may be ruined and you may not boot your OS. If it is failed, open your machine, have Darwin bootloader and type: -F mach_kernel -v.

    If it passes directly to another OS, or gives boot error, reboot the machine press F8 and catch the screen and open it by typing: -f -x

    Best regards...

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    Would anyone here be willing to try and help me get my ATI HD 4650 card working in my Hackinstosh?

    I've tried several things mentioned here and elsewhere, and have had no luck. I am still stuck at 1024x768.

    I would be willing to reward anyone that can help me get up and running.


    Many thanks,

    ~ Diggi

 

 

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