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    I'm trying to get the last few tweaks to my Snow Leopard installation. I have an MSI Nvidia GEForce 7600 GS 256MB video card. using OSx86Tools i installed GFX String into my plist file. After this, the computer reboots and gives me a blue screen with a mouse pointer. (I ran into this on an installation on a laptop and when i used a second monitor, it would boot -- this isn't the case here.) When i boot using -x, it boots fine, including displaying at full resolution. When i boot with -v, it doesn't give me an error. is there another place that would store log information that could show me the error? Anything else i can try??



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    Quote Originally Posted by warnockm View Post
    I'm trying to get the last few tweaks to my Snow Leopard installation. I have an MSI Nvidia GEForce 7600 GS 256MB video card. using OSx86Tools i installed GFX String into my plist file. After this, the computer reboots and gives me a blue screen with a mouse pointer. (I ran into this on an installation on a laptop and when i used a second monitor, it would boot -- this isn't the case here.) When i boot using -x, it boots fine, including displaying at full resolution. When i boot with -v, it doesn't give me an error. is there another place that would store log information that could show me the error? Anything else i can try??
    It seems like that GFX string did not work, and you may have to remove it manually. You can try EFIStudio to see if its string injection is any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    It seems like that GFX string did not work, and you may have to remove it manually. You can try EFIStudio to see if its string injection is any better.
    the original EFI Studio doesn't have my card, but i found the modified one w/ all Nvidia cards. This appears to have the same GFX string. I added it anyway and got the same results. Blue screen. I double checked my device in Windows and its correct (can't verify the memory size); i also checked the invoice for when i bought it and its def at 7600 GS 256 MB. very odd...

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    What version is your SL?

    Have you tried to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes in Boot.plist, and delete/move out all NV injection in /S/L/E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    What version is your SL?

    Have you tried to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes in Boot.plist, and delete/move out all NV injection in /S/L/E?
    10.6.2 is the version i'm running. I added this key to my Boot.plist, however i get the same results. I also added

    <key>Kernel Flags</key>
    <string>-pci1</string>

    I found on another website... again no luck. Any other suggestions??


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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    What version is your SL?

    Have you tried to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes in Boot.plist, and delete/move out all NV injection in /S/L/E?
    Have you tried that exact syntax as Boot Option to see?
    As an entry in boot.plist it should be separated in two lines with key/string.

    Will try to get some links for you to research to find methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Have you tried that exact syntax as Boot Option to see?
    As an entry in boot.plist it should be separated in two lines with key/string.

    Will try to get some links for you to research to find methods.
    i used:

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    	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    	<string>yes</string>

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    That looks correct though.
    Another thing is that some of these methods only work in 32 bit mode, not x64, so check your SL running mode.
    Here is a link for further research in case you have not got it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    That looks correct though.
    Another thing is that some of these methods only work in 32 bit mode, not x64, so check your SL running mode.
    Here is a link for further research in case you have not got it yet.
    Nice. I added arch=i386 and it fixed it! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnockm View Post
    Nice. I added arch=i386 and it fixed it! thanks!
    Good job!
    Most of my SL systems are running in 32 bit mode as well. It's faster and less troublesome with app./kexts.
    Nice to know you got it.
    Cheers


 

 
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