XFX Geforce 7950GT 512MB. need help enabling QE/CI
As the title says, I have Leopard running on my AMD Athlon. I used the iDeneb 1.6 distro. I had Leo running with full QE/CI, using my old video card, a Geforce 7900GS 256MB, until I purchased Left 4 Dead 2. The 7900 was lagging a bit, so I threw the 7950Gt back in, and now its totally smooth. Anyways, when I put the card back in, I edited the geforce kexts and injectors with the card's ID (0295) and the system would not boot then. ended up reloading due to other complications.
Fast forward to now. I have leopard back up, running flawlessly, using the voodoo kernel. At first I had no control of anything video related, but using various install packages, I managed to get full resolutions/refresh rates, dual monitor, etc. Just no QE/CI. Call me greedy, but I would like it all to work.
With the latest package, however, nVidia installer V41 or whatever the name is, I have to keep geforce.kext uninstalled, or i get a kernel panic while booting, namely while loading Geforce.kext and NVDARESMAN. So i have Geforce.kext removed, but saved on my desktop.
I have thought about flashing the rom, but will only do that as a last resort, for obvious reasons. The drivers I am using right now enable the OS to see the full 512MB of the card, which, Ive read, is the main issue in the first place.
My hardware consists of the following:
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 64 2.8GHz
Motherboard: Abit NF-M2SV
Chipset: nVidia Geforce chipset (according to Abit, it has a geforce 6100 built in video, so im guessing nForce 6 series chipset???)
Ram: 2GB (upgrading to 4GB today)
Video: XFX Geforce 7950GT 512MB
Audio: Built in HD audio, using VOODOOHDA kexts.
Hard drives: 120Gb Western Digital IDE hard drive (Mac OS X)
500Gb Western Digital SATA Hard Drive (Windows 7 64bit and Linux, seperate partitions)
Optical: Sony IDE CDRW/DVD-rom, Pioneer SATA DVD burner
Netgear WG111v3 WIFI USB adapter
22" widescreen LCD monitor
anyone have any ideas?
and I have tried Snow Leopard using Hazards distro (i also bought a copy of Snow, to support Apple a bit) but after installation it stops at 'IOATACONTROLLERDEVICE blocking bus, then under that: Still waiting for root device". So i have given up on snow leopard, even though supposedly the 7950Gt has built in support.
any support would be GREATLY appreciated! THANKS in advance!
19" Dell LCD as second screen