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Old Jul 2, 2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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Radeon HD 5800 and MacPro

There was drivers for radeon 5 series in macmini 10.6.4 image

so let's try to use them


ATI5000Controller.kext ATIRadeonX3000VADriver.bundle
ATIFramebuffer.kext ATISupport.kext
ATIRadeonX3000.kext
ATIRadeonX3000GA.plugin
ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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Rominator, here it is, unpack and install kext, i'll try to prepare aty_init

http://mirror.netkas.org/driver.tar.bz2

got to go, ill be back in 2 hr

I will need your bios dump, you clothes and you motorcycle

we will need to try these framebuffers, lol, that's a lot

Alouatta
Baboon
Colobus
Douc
Eulemur
Galago
Gliff
Hoolock
Kipunji
Langur
Uakari
Vervet

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Old Jul 2, 2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Rominator, here it is, unpack and install kext, i'll try to prepare aty_init

Looks good already, the 5000 kext loaded with 5870 in.

so it seems ready to "connect the dots"

ill dump & attach the rom but my clothes and motorcycle remain

some good news, looks like space on EEPROM for a larger ROM.
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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here is first version, it's Alouatta
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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Ati 5870?

so this will work in my i7 Hack now?
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 02:14 PM   #6
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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here is first version, it's Alouatta
OK...doesn't seem to have changed anything.

BTW...how do I knw for sure that it has loaded ATY_Init?

It never shows up in the Extensions list in Sys Prof, even when it is working.

TO keep track of them as I test I want to have each have a different name...is "ATY_Init-3.kext" a valid name?

Did a verbose boot...saw "ATY_Init loaded for card 9588"
followed by "ATY_init quit" or something along these lines. 9588 being the 2600 I am using to run monitor...no mention of 5870
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 02:34 PM   #8
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make ioreg dump and we will see if aty_init worked
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 03:03 PM   #9
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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i see, it didnt even connect to device.

>so this will work in my i7 Hack now?

it's good to test it on both hack and mac.

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Old Jul 2, 2010, 04:49 PM   #11
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>TO keep track of them as I test I want to have each have a different name...is "ATY_Init-3.kext" a valid name?

don't rename them when you install them. maybe u got 2 versions installed, so only one of them worked.

here is another version to try, same old fb name.

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Old Jul 2, 2010, 08:01 PM   #12
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Dear Netkas,

I love you. I wish I currently had a 5xxx series to card to lend in testing.
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 08:36 PM   #13
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I got a Radeon 5850 card.
How can I help testing?

Thank you in advance.
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 11:44 PM   #14
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>TO keep track of them as I test I want to have each have a different name...is "ATY_Init-3.kext" a valid name?

don't rename them when you install them. maybe u got 2 versions installed, so only one of them worked.

here is another version to try, same old fb name.
Tried renaming the 1st one, no change.

Loaded this one (#2) and no apparent change.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 12:09 AM   #15
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I have a HIS 5770 in a 06 Mac Pro if this is any help.
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I have a HIS 5770 in a 06 Mac Pro if this is any help.
You may as well install the drivers and try these kexts...though I think Netkas may be tuning them for 5870.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 12:41 AM   #17
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Ok, so does this mean now..

The Ati Radeon 5870 or 58xx series will NOW officially work in the 2009,2008 mac pros? I should also add 2006-2007 as well, as ATI is the only company that gives a damn for those still on EFI32. Nvidia apparently doesn't, but I don't think this company is going to last too much longer as they are in SERIOUS financial trouble right now(nanofrog).
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The Ati Radeon 5870 or 58xx series will NOW officially work in the 2009,2008 mac pros? I should also add 2006-2007 as well, as ATI is the only company that gives a damn for those still on EFI32. Nvidia apparently doesn't, but I don't think this company is going to last too much longer as they are in SERIOUS financial trouble right now(nanofrog).
this isn't an ATI vs NVIDIA rant thread.

and in point of fact, currently Fermi is running on Mac Pros, but NOT any Cypress, etc.

now please go elsewhere
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I don't really know much when it comes to GPUs, but does the finding of these drivers mean a bigger likely hood of the 5870 being the next high-end GPU for the MP?
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 01:51 AM   #21
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I don't really know much when it comes to GPUs, but does the finding of these drivers mean a bigger likely hood of the 5870 being the next high-end GPU for the MP?
Yes, it might be the case. Also, netkas found GTX 480 support on new OS X images, so that is also the other alternative.
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I don't really know much when it comes to GPUs, but does the finding of these drivers mean a bigger likely hood of the 5870 being the next high-end GPU for the MP?
Apple wouldn't have the drivers if they weren't going to use them. May not be the 5870, though. I've heard rumblings that we'll see 5750s in the next iMac. The driver technically works for any card in the series with the right prodding, so it doesn't really matter in the long run which gets officially used, just that one of 'em does.
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Apple wouldn't have the drivers if they weren't going to use them. May not be the 5870, though. I've heard rumblings that we'll see 5750s in the next iMac. The driver technically works for any card in the series with the right prodding, so it doesn't really matter in the long run which gets officially used, just that one of 'em does.
What has previous experience told us?

Does anyone know what things were like pre-2009 with driver leaks?
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 03:01 AM   #24
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found the error, it was a little typo, here is fixed.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 03:03 AM   #25
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I have a MSI MS-1727 laptop with a 5870, I'll be watching this thread for kexts to start a fresh Snow Leo install as soon as there are some 58xx kexts ready to be tested.

Thanks

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