x1600 Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mrplow, Mar 16, 2006.

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    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.
     
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    Kingsly

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    LimeiBook86

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    Kingsly

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    Sorry:
    Fix
     
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    What am I downloading?
     
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    Kingsly

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    Beats me. Looks like a windows driver for an X1600. Dont quote me on that, though.
     
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    Machead III

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    Get the gfx card to work and I'll give you my soul.
     
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    As will I!
     
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    RichP

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    yeah, we really need that graphics driver to work, that will make windows dualboot viable, right now, its like the emulator in Linux.
     
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    miketcool

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    The Catalyst driver doesn't work at all? Which drivers did you try?
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone run this program yet? I'm curious if it recognizes the card as a valid ati card.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    Kingsly

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    Lets not forget everybody. This solution is one day old. Give it time and it will give you what you want. *be patient* ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    treblah

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    Like what the BAMBIOS guys are doing...
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    Well if I'm going to write a letter I'd like to know how many unique visitors the onmac.net site got.
     
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    Kingsly

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    as soon as there is a Gfx driver and fan driver I will do this... until then Im sticking to Q
     

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