Hackintosh Video Issues

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by sjones900, May 9, 2010.

  1. sjones900

    sjones900 GBAtemp Advanced Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    So I'm trying this again with a new pc that's AMD let me give the specs.

    AMD Phenom II X4 805 @ 2.5Ghz
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P motherboard
    HD Radeon 4850 XFX 1GB GDDR3
    4GB DDR2 Corsair RAM @ 1066Mhz
    1TB Hitatchi Deskstar SATA HDD
    IDE Pioneer DVR-118L

    So this guy on youtube says he has the same mobo as i do and has everything working just peachy with his config.
    Here's the vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAK-CQJ2HHo
    He shows everything he checked and what he did to get it to work.
    It's true it did kinda work, Except I have a few problems I can't solve. I have a different graphics card then he does and every time I try and install a driver the video dies thus killing the install since I can't do anything without video.
    Sound he say works but was something I could not get to work because in terminal I keep getting permission denied even when I'm in super user mode. Btw the only way I've gotten this to boot is with Cpus=1 -v -x and that puts me in safe mode. Also i can't install any applications such as skype. When I do the kernel panics. Now that I've listed everything I know, can some one please help?

    Especially with the video I can't find the proper video driver anywhere, is there a place where all this stuff is located? If not is there a way to compile the driver myself from a linux version?
  2. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    San Jose, CA
    Try this

    Also this is how you delete a kext in single user mode. I've done it a bazillion times.

    fsck -fy
    mount -uw / 
    cd /System/Library/Extensions/ 
    rm -rf NameOfKext.kext 
    You're getting the access denied because you're not mounting the disk correctly in single user mode. When I first did this in single user mode, I also made this mistake. Make sure there is a space between the "w" and the "/" in the "mount -uw /" command.