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Really?

All I see is :
John (JawhnL5) has left osxl along with the research for a GMA 4500 qe/ci solution


He decided not to share any of his kexts or even a IOreg for that matter. Also he decided to make it closed to everyone at OSXL and told us that he did not want to be bothered anymore about it and he would release it in his own time for what ever that is worth.

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How do I make this work? I got kernel panic with this on Mavericks.



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How do I make this work? I got kernel panic with this on Mavericks.

What is mean "with this"?

Such video cards controlled by GMA950 or X3100 drivers that are 32 bit only. They are not supported by Mavericks.

Use OSX 10.7.5 or install other video.

 

I tested G41M chipset with embedded video DevID=0x2e32. Booted by Clover I have native resolution. The system is about full working: internet, office, development. There is no OpenGL, no QE/CI and so some applications will be unavailable. There is also no color calibration so working with photo will be not perfect. As well as on Windows.  ;)



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i have gma x4500...and m running on OS X Mountain Lion...how to enable/install driver?



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i have gma x4500...and m running on OS X Mountain Lion...how to enable/install driver?

No way. See my previous post.



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:( so can i run mavericks?


is there any way to fix "Launchpad" glitches?



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go with Lion 32bits



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:( so can i run mavericks?


is there any way to fix "Launchpad" glitches?

 

Please read again Slices post. 



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There is NO support for GMA4500!!!!!!   :wallbash:

 

Stop asking, it will NEVER work! Resolution change does not constitute working graphics.. An accelerator would need to be written from scratch to support this graphics and NO ONE has ever made one and its not worth it for any one to do so.



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Hello everyone, I am another person who's facing the problem with resolution of the Intel G41 Express Chipset. My system is Dell Vostro Mini Tower Desktop.

 

I've successfully install the iAtkos ML2 to my PC and facing both the problem of the chipset and the display (a Dell one with native resolution of 1440x900), I think.

 

After installing, the OS preference said display adapter is 64 MB of Unknown Shared System Memory, I've tried a lot of kexts but failed, when I tried the kext for 10.6.2 from the post of bboyg, my OS recognize the name of the Chipset and said that it is "G41 Intel Express Chipset" but the resolution still maintains at stretched 1024 x 768.

 

I've tried editing the org.chamelon.boot.plist by defining boot options to Graphics Enabler = yes, "Graphic Mode = "1440x900x32" in many different ways including adjust directly edit file by text editor or using chamelon wizard sofware, then RESTART, right at booting step, the DELL DISPLAY, NOT Chamelon, showed me a message that "the input timing is not correct, please adjust your input timing to 1400x900at 60Hz", and the PC stopped there forever. It's so weird.

 

When I tried edting the file com.apple.boot.plist to the native resolution, It didn't work.

 

I've also try booting with the default file of chamelon, at booting step I added the option "Graphic Mode"="1400x900x32", but I still boot into OS with 1024x768. 

 

Hope to get help from experts to continue to explore the insane Hackintosh. :D. Thank you



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Hi,

 

Since there is still no QuartzExtreme support. I installed this driver on 10.7.5. Lion with INTEL GMA x1300 driver. Resolution in fine

on a HP620 notebook. 

 

My Question in did anyone try to use HDMI out? I still can't make it work… Thank you!



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I bet if people were benevolent enough, we would have everything done on the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, everyone embraces the JOKER's philosophy on a daily-basis. (IF YOU'RE GOOD AT SOMETHING, NEVER DO IT FOR FREE!)
Never had a chance to meet a legendary programmer. Everyone I meet is a mugle, HarryPotterly speaking. Lmao
I do come up with unique solutions to fix dozens of mysterious problems on both Mac and Windows, but that doesn't make me anything more than an ordinary problem solver who doesn't sleep until everything is working perfectly, impressing those of less knowledge unintentionally of course. As long as those who are great at what they're doing -although it's not the same domain- appreciate what I do, I'm proud to be that ordinary problem solver.
Moreover, It's the second time that I put my friend's ASUS 9800 GTX in the oven. I need a HQ thermal paste and a copper patch so it can last longer. Here in Morocco, NOT A CHANCE IN HELL! the only thing I could find is a standard 1$ thermal paste that doesn't do S***.
Good day, everyone!



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Reverse engineering is a very labor intensive process. It requires a specific - and valuable - skill set. Those who have the equipment, experience and time to do it usually get paid to do it.

Nobody is going to write a driver from scratch for obsolete, underpowered on-board video for which there is no developer information available.

It has never happened in all of Hackintosh history and it never will. Anyone who has attempted to start such a project have failed.

 

AFAIK the only peripheral driver that has ever been written from scratch, specifically for Hackintosh use (there are no Intel Macs with PCI slots!) was the Envy sound card driver.

But it was written by the same person who wrote the Windows drivers - the developer already had access to anything he needed to know about the hardware. So it doesn't really compare.

 

Everything else that we have was built upon open source Linux drivers where a developer can go through existing code, see register information and whatever else is needed to "talk" to the hardware.

 

Please don't get me wrong, you know I'm not knocking the effort of the developers we have!

I'm just trying to make it clear that there is a huge difference between starting with 0 information and starting with information gathered from source code from an already existing driver.



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omnis, Callisto ati driver (however messy he says it is) was a full driver written from scratch 



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Yes.. but no...Callisto was just a framebuffer driver right? No hardware acceleration. Again, I'm not knocking it at all, any effort is appreciated and applauded and encouraged etc etc.

 

I've seen this type of topic before, a user attempting to rally developers and beg them to build a working driver. It never happens.

 

I'm just trying to draw attention to the fact that it makes a huge difference when information about how the hardware works is available and when it isn't.



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+1 Gringo.







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