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mrplow
Mar 16, 2006, 11:16 PM
Now there's a place to post updates on driver support...

I got the x1600 Catalysts to install (anyone else?) but it effectively does nothing... I didn't try it without any hacking so perhaps I did nothing, but I edited some inf files and included strings for the iMacs model (7c05) and they applied no problem via device manager and its not listed as 'fully functional' under "Displays" ... but if you goto properties via right clicking the desktop the xom is still being utilized and via non-plug&play... I think narf is going to have to give us some insight on this if we're to make any progress, since he wrote the xom that is being utilized.



Kingsly
Mar 17, 2006, 12:41 AM
Try this. I found it on the onmac.net forum.
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/..._XP_060221.zip

LimeiBook86
Mar 17, 2006, 01:10 AM
Try this. I found it on the onmac.net forum.
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/..._XP_060221.zip
Broken link :eek:

Kingsly
Mar 17, 2006, 01:26 AM
Sorry:
Fix (http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/A7G/VGA_XP_060221.zip)

Meemoo
Mar 17, 2006, 01:55 AM
What am I downloading?

Kingsly
Mar 17, 2006, 02:03 AM
Beats me. Looks like a windows driver for an X1600. Dont quote me on that, though.

Machead III
Mar 17, 2006, 02:50 AM
Get the gfx card to work and I'll give you my soul.

Meemoo
Mar 17, 2006, 09:23 AM
Get the gfx card to work and I'll give you my soul.


As will I!

RichP
Mar 17, 2006, 10:05 AM
yeah, we really need that graphics driver to work, that will make windows dualboot viable, right now, its like the emulator in Linux.

Meemoo
Mar 17, 2006, 10:32 AM
http://www.omegadrivers.net/ I would assume their knowledge of ATI Drivers is second to only ATI

miketcool
Mar 17, 2006, 11:56 AM
The Catalyst driver doesn't work at all? Which drivers did you try?

ethernet76
Mar 17, 2006, 12:02 PM
Has anyone run this (https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894) program yet? I'm curious if it recognizes the card as a valid ati card.

tdewey
Mar 17, 2006, 12:22 PM
Has anyone run this (https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894) program yet? I'm curious if it recognizes the card as a valid ati card.

I think you mean this program:

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=1387

Which picture suggests that you either gotta have a bios or have to emulate the bios calls the ATI cards are making to get them to work.


Apologies if this has been posted by someone else - there are like 3 different major forums and umpteen threads to follow.

Kingsly
Mar 17, 2006, 12:59 PM
Lets not forget everybody. This solution is one day old. Give it time and it will give you what you want. *be patient* ;)

Peace
Mar 17, 2006, 01:38 PM
The only way to fix the video driver problem is to either flash the cards eprom or write a new driver and have it loaded as a compatibility module in the EFI.Either way you're going to have either a PC version or an OS X version..

Now if someone is able to write a good,clean EFI module that loads depending on the O/S the problem will be solved.
Until then there will be no graphics acceleration.Period.
And it could very well hurt the video card.

treblah
Mar 17, 2006, 01:42 PM
Now if someone is able to write a good,clean EFI module that loads depending on the O/S the problem will be solved.

Like what the BAMBIOS guys are doing...

tdewey
Mar 17, 2006, 02:50 PM
ATI has a history of providing unsupported beta drivers (e.g. the Vista drivers) - We should all send them some nice emails and see if we can get them to provide a driver.

otherwise somebody needs to start the xp on mac drivers contest ;p

Edit:
What's incredibly frustrating is that there are EFI versions of Catalyst

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=367

Unfortunately only for 64-bit Windows--so I don't see how they could possibly work on the 32-bit dual-cores.

Meemoo
Mar 17, 2006, 06:05 PM
Well if I'm going to write a letter I'd like to know how many unique visitors the onmac.net site got.

Rusdude
Mar 17, 2006, 07:27 PM
Well if I'm going to write a letter I'd like to know how many unique visitors the onmac.net site got.

If Alexa is correct, the last few days it's been in the top 1,500 sites:

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?&range=3m&size=medium&compare_sites=&y=r&url=onmac.net#top

For these past two days it actually beat out Macrumors, although, of course it's all due to /., digg, Mac sites, etc.

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?&range=3m&size=medium&compare_sites=&y=r&url=macrumors.com#top

Kingsly
Mar 17, 2006, 09:10 PM
as soon as there is a Gfx driver and fan driver I will do this... until then Im sticking to Q