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2460 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2008 5:52 PM by Michael Heggemann
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2008 2:34 PM (in response to rws3)More information about the current situation in case this helps...
http://img.skitch.com/20080505-bu7a9cfkwdekwsua9y546k5cky.jpgMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2008 2:51 PM (in response to The hatter)I would, but I don't know where to find a copy of the current driver (in case the rollback doesn't solve the problem). Was the driver updated as part of the 2.1 update? I should have checked before upgrading to 2.1, but I didn't, so I don't know whether or not the driver is new.
Message was edited by: rws3Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2008 3:01 PM (in response to rws3)Check properties in Device Manager. Anytime there is an upgrade, the older driver should show in "Previous."Mac Pro 2.0 6GB Nvidia 8600GTS Raptor, Windows Vista, 64-bit RocketRAID 23" ACD 2 APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2008 4:22 PM (in response to The hatter)I poked around properties and the nVidia control panel. The most information I was able to get does not have anything on older drivers...
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2194 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
DirectX version: 10.0
GPU processor: GeForce 8600M GT
ForceWare version: 167.63
Total available graphics memory: 887 MB
Dedicated video memory: 128 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 759 MB
Video BIOS version: 60.84.49.03.00
Bus: PCI Express x16
nvCplUIR.dll 188.8.131.52 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvCpl.cpl 184.108.40.206 NVIDIA Control Panel Applet
nvExpBar.dll 220.127.116.11 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvCplUI.exe 18.104.22.168 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvViTvSR.dll 22.214.171.12463 NVIDIA Video and TV Server
nvViTvS.dll 126.96.36.19963 NVIDIA Video and TV Server
nvDispSR.dll 188.8.131.5263 NVIDIA Display Server
NVMCTRAY.DLL 184.108.40.20663 NVIDIA Media Center Library
nvDispS.dll 220.127.116.1163 NVIDIA Display Server
NVCPL.DLL 18.104.22.16863 NVIDIA Compatible Windows Vista Display driver, Version 167.63
nvGameSR.dll 22.214.171.12463 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
nvGameS.dll 126.96.36.19963 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
Interestingly enough, the button to roll-back the driver is not selectable, so I guess there are no older drivers to roll-back to.
Any idea if newer drivers exist, or is this problem stemming from something other than the graphics drivers?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2008 8:07 PM (in response to The hatter)For further consideration, I updated the graphics drivers using laptopvideo2go.com, and while the drivers functioned without issues, Aero still is not enabled. I'm feeling that this focus on the graphics card isn't the right way to go. Any ideas about other things that could be causing Aero to malfunction?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2008 12:46 PM (in response to rws3)Add me to the list of people experience the missing Aero effects. I'm running a Mac Pro / 10GB RAM / nVidia 8800GT. My overall score is 5.7. Not sure if this SP1 related or Bootcamp 2.1 related.Dual Core 2.0 PowerMac | PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2008 12:55 PM (in response to Christopher Meinck)The score sounds normal, but why run 32-bit OS that only allows using 1.9GB on a Mac Pro w/ 10GB? you could run in Fusion!
And on Mac Pro, 175..16 drivers came out May 16th.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvistax64_175.16whql.htmlMac Pro + Vista x64, Mac OS X (10.5.2), G4-MDD 10.4.11 ACD 23" APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2008 1:00 PM (in response to rws3)Well, if you have 2GB memory and SP1 along with BC 2.1, there isn't much else to do except drop back to BC 2.0, move to Vista 64-bit and add 2GB RAM or go back to pre-SP1 - so while I would think it is normally a result of low physical memory (1GB will cause trouble with Aero, and VRAM has to be subtracted from available RAM)
The only fixes are an EFI update; BC 2.2(?) or the above.
Maybe laptopvideo isn't SP1 compatible is only other variable I can think of.Mac Pro + Vista x64, Mac OS X (10.5.2), G4-MDD 10.4.11 ACD 23" APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2008 12:01 AM (in response to rws3)I'm having the same issue - Aero isn't working. I thought it had to do with Fusion having a "lock" on a crashed run of my boot camp partition, but I don't think that is still the issue. I've seen in the event log that the DWM won't start properly because "operating system isn't genuine" so I updated that via Microsoft's site. Nothing.
Any update on this?Macbook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Boot Camp to Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2008 2:58 PM (in response to rws3)Go to the Personalized settings and chose window Color and Appearance. I was having that trouble as well and I have a first gen macbook 1.83, and got it to work when I chose Appearance Properties. I reinstalled vista today after taking it of like 2 months ago and aero worked fine, and when I reinstalled today it didnt, but playing with those settings work. I hope that helpsMacbook 1.83GHZ 2GB Ram 200GB, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2008 8:56 PM (in response to Sean Bahrami)
Sean Bahrami wrote:
Go to the Personalized settings and chose window Color and Appearance. I was having that trouble as well and I have a first gen macbook 1.83, and got it to work when I chose Appearance Properties. I reinstalled vista today after taking it of like 2 months ago and aero worked fine, and when I reinstalled today it didnt, but playing with those settings work. I hope that helps
What specific settings did you change to get Aero to work?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2008 5:52 PM (in response to rws3)I had this same problem.
In my case, after the bootcamp upgrade installed, Windows Vista "helpfully" decided that my display should be set to 16 bit color mode as its new default. There was no message that told me this, I found it quite accidentally.
Changing it back to 32 bit color mode re-enabled Aero support.Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.3)