MacOSX 10.6.2 Released

It reminds me good old days of 10.5.2, which brought support for many new vga cards.

So, what’s new in 10.6.2:

  • 64-bit kexts for intel graphics
  • 64-bit atheros driver
  • support for desktop radeonhd 43xx/45xx/46xx (only dvi output works yet, dvi2vga dongle doesnt work) with beta booter(dont forget to unpack before installing;) )
  • Bye bye atom, should be fixed as soon as apple releases kernel sources or use kernel&system.kext from 10.6.1
  • better opencl support for radeons 4 series, also opencl support for 46xx cards
  • Something I forgot to mention
  • Radeon users need to use PCEFI 10.4.1 or 10.5, pre 10.4 will cause panic in ATIRadeonX2000.kext
  • There is panic with geforce7 cards and 64-bit kernel mode, use 32-bit kernel mode
  • New core i5/i7(8xx) is supported by vanilla kernel now.

How to update – it’s easy.

Use any disabler for AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, for example – NullCPUPM.kext, install it to Extra mkext and reboot, of course if you made AppleIntelCPUPM to speedstep your cpu, you can skip this step.

Make backup of your kexts, you might need some.

Remove SleepEnabler.kext if you use it, this is very important step, old sleepenabler + new kernel = panic.

Hit the update button, if you need to edit some kexts AFTER update and BEFORE reboot – download and install update from apple site.

After reboot – re-add your device-ids to kexts where you need it and enjoy.

Updated sleepEnabler for 10.6.2 – link, I binpatched the old one, so don’t ask for sources, I don’t have them, install(if you want) only AFTER updating.

Radeon 4830/4850/4870×2/4890 users, tired of adding device-id to ATI4800Controller.kext after every update ? Use this kext in Extra mkext.

Also, for atheros users, here is legacy kext for it, to stop thinking about dev-id insertion after every update, we made it together with XyZ, add your dev-id to it in two places and install to Extra mkext, the unique feature of it is ability to load old kext in 32-bit mode and new kext in 64-bit mode, this is needed because some users have problems with signal level and new driver.

Radeon 4830/4870×2/4890 users – you need to install this pkg – qe_ci_exotic_10.6.2

p.p.s. note our new file hosting.


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  2. MaxOSXAddict
    March 24th, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    Hi Guys, this all may be for nothing. The mac just went into Apple to get a repair. The logic board blew πŸ™

    I may be getting a newer Mac Pro anyway.

    If I could get the answers anyway I’d appreciate it (in case it’s jsut the Logic Board), if not for me, for the ones that want to do it after me.

  3. pearl
    March 27th, 2010 | 4:08 pm

    Strange, after post 116 @ ROB G kext to solve nv 7xxx issue i am able to boot without KP, but KP appear accidentally after few minutes later with… I have 7600GS. Maybe I miss something different, anybody some hint here?

  4. Piterek12
    March 29th, 2010 | 2:40 pm

    Bye, bye Celeron 430!
    What can I do with this?
    Help me!!

  5. March 29th, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    Can I obtain from you a ISO to install Leopard 10.6 in a HP laptop 6700 series with Audio and WIFI support? I can donate for support.
    please reply.

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  7. Macphreak4evr
    May 6th, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    mine was hosed after the 10.6.2 update, even with Stellarosas V3 fix, as stated in the posts, a Geforce 7xxx series card is NOT supported without the -x32 boot flag, 64 bit drivers are not supported, now you can download old kext or try to use an injector, and it can work, but stuck at native resolution without multiple monitor support, I just bought a 20 dollar Geforce 8400 512m ddr2 card (pci xpress) and it worked just fine. all is well and now on 10.6.3

  8. MAV
    May 11th, 2010 | 11:22 am

    I have problem with running my graphic card ati mobility hd 4500 on snow leopard. Can you advice how receive resolution 1366x768x32 or better GL/QE.

  9. tolga
    June 24th, 2010 | 12:22 pm

    3d Graph in Grapher application is not working:(((( I have a 7600 gs agp graphic card but QE and CI disabled in SL how are enabled? thanks:(

  10. tolga
    June 25th, 2010 | 11:18 pm

    hi netkas
    my system is 32 bit and snow leopard is working but cannot get CI/QE on 7600GS agp card:( so grapher, front row… etc. are not working:((((
    p.s: sorry in my bad english

  11. reeve24
    June 29th, 2010 | 7:56 am

    Any news about Atheros AR9285? PCIID-168c:002b? and ATI Mobility HD4570 as well.. anyone up there? Please help us..

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  16. anon
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    All the links to the hosted files are dead.

  17. Guest
    October 23rd, 2011 | 7:32 am

    hey dudes!

    I cant find a driver for my wifi usb adapter, it’s got an atheros chip ar9271, I need it to definitely move from windows to mac os x

    I know I can build a rudimentary driver using the ath9k_htc linux driver source code

    here is the deal, I am totaly new to kext development, so could you point me in the right direction?

    …building tools and libraries needed

    I’ve got xcode 4.2, on mac os x 10.6.7… just in case πŸ™‚


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