Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Artistique)
Safe Mode won't work.
Clone your system if you want to leave yours as is and do some tests.
More details? your model, gpu, the LaCie in question...
And it only takes what half an hour to install and update with just Apple OS?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to The hatter)
Thank you! Here's what I have:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 6 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
ATI Radeon HD 5770:
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5770
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x68b8
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-C0160C-155
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.436
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Status: No Display Connected
Status: No Display Connected
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Artistique)
More English like would have been fine. Want to be careful about ser. no.
MacPro3,1 Early 2008 w/ 5770 and LaCie 324i
Digital 1x DVI-D
DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI, Component
Downloads Datasheet [pdf · 979 KB]
- Downloads User Manual [pdf · 2.11 MB]
- Downloads Quick Install Guide [pdf · 2.21 MB]
Try a different monitor cable, and power cord. If possible do not use any adapter connections, or at least change out the adapter being used to a different one to be thorough.
you tried on DVI does it have Mini Display Port? using any adapters?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to The hatter)
I am a long way through a long series of trouble shooting. Brand new monitor replaced by Lacie, 2 different new DVI cables tried, connected to DVI port on new graphics card. I have been working with LaCie advanced tech support on this issue. They suggested that I try and figure out if it is a hardware issue. It should be either hardware or software at this point. That is when they suggested doing a startup from the install disk, thinking that it would boot from that to a clean finder without all my stuff on it. They are not Mac people though, which is why I am here as that didnt work.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to Artistique)
You don't realize when you post that the background helps people like me, it does.
how about what OS? 10.6.8 I assume or you could list that (Apple did have a hardware profile sig that showed under everyone's posts with OS and Mac and other goodies, helped a lot).
LaCie... don't I know it. Monitors are good. Use to be a good storage company (Quantum LaCie 20 yrs ago).
Weren't there calibration devices on LaCie monitors? that would have its own software too?
So? Lion or Snow Leopard? Your system shipped with 10.5.x originally so you cannot use that.
you can't use most any of the SL 10.6 DVDs as they don't really support the ATI 5770. So you need to clone 10.6.5+ to another drive. And you can buy and install Lion on another drive.
So you have a couple issues with software too.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to The hatter)
So sorry! I thought if I wrote the entire history of the last two weeks of troubleshooting it would be a book. Plus I thought it might be an easy quesiton. Nothing is easy with computers, I swear.
I am running 10.6.8. So am I to understand that it doesn't support the ATI 5770, and that an upgrade to Lion might help?
Yes, I have the blue eye pro calibration device. The problem is that once I make a calibration, it shifts off and won't hold the calibration. We are trying to determine why, having switched to the new graphics card, new cables, and new monitor. I think the original monitor was part of the issue, because when I got the new one it was better, but not completely resolved. I got the new graphics card BEFORE the new monitor, so it is possible that it as contributed to the problem. I had thought to try Lion to see if that would help. I have already analyzed my powerpc apps and there is nothing I can't live without.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Artistique)
Good that there isn't anything you need to worry about Rosetta but... your system like most of us may be a treasure trove going back in time to pre-Intel days.
10.6.3 DVDs don't support 5770. It required 10.6.5 or later. Why you probably can't test from a DVD.
Lion is only $30 - and a hrad drive. Do it clean. Don't do anything to what you have. Clone your system(s).
Created a new test or guest user account would be helpful to try with too. I can assume there are some preferneces and stuff that could be messing up.
I wish there was 10.6.8 on DVD or at least 10.6.6 (like 10.4.6 and 10.5.6 were).
With Lion you could also order a special GTX 570 2.5GB for your workload down the road, I have always prefered their cards when they were good, and CUDA. And seems CS6 is humming nicely on a good setup.
You are in a pickle though with getting this to work. I would be looking at another monitor with the level of color accuracy you need though if LaCie can't - and they should know their P's and Q's.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to The hatter)
Thank you for all of your help! I will give that a try.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to Artistique)
and if that does not there is this NEC
and the title for this... "monitor display calibration on LaCie"' or something
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to The hatter)
Ok, I am having no luck installing SL on an external hard drive. I have the hard drive, clean and formatted with extended journaled. I put in the installer disk while still running my operating drive, choose that hard drive and it starts installing. It works for about 15 minutes and the status bar gets about 1/4 of the way through. Then, suddenly it shuts down, restarts, and opens with the startup disk. At that point it doesn't give me the option of installing in my external hard drive, only the internal ones. ***?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Artistique)
I have also tried by starting up with the installation disk. I don't have the option for selecting that drive. Even in disk utility it isn't showing up. I did partition it as with a Guid partition table.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to Artistique)
put the drive inside, though there are some cases you can't (don't buy 'em!)
and 10.6.3 DVDs as I said do not have the support for a 5770.
you using FW drive case off your FW800 port?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to The hatter)
No! I just realized it is a SATA cable. I will trying putting it inside. If I install from the 10.6 disk will I not be able to update to 10.6.8? I guess not if the graphics card won't work at all. What to do if that is the case?? Thank you again for your help!