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http://mirror.netkas...Y_Init.kext.zip

plus drivers tarball from the post http://netkas.org/?p=465

default fb for them is Uakari, you can try different fbs

you may need to add devid to ati5000controller.kext




also i suggest to try without atiradeonx3000.kext, we need working framebuffers first




good luck

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Testing framebuffers, so far with no luck. ATI Mobility 5730.

Not Working:
Eulemur
Gliff
Hoolock
Kipunji
Langur
Uakari
Vervet

Untested:
Alouatta
Baboon
Colobus
Douc
Galago

Any other names I can try? Also, can't read the card BIOS in windows using GPUZ or it's derivatives. Will this be a problem for ATY_Init?

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Jeez, mobility isnt supported atm.

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Jeez, mobility isnt supported atm.


Gotcha, not a lot of information floating around on exactly what is working with these kexts. Seems the general answer to most questions is keep fiddling with it till it works.

Is there a IRC room I can join to help with dev work and/or get status updates on development?

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I can't get it working, won't load a kext for my card according to system profiler. I have a XFX 5830 and my device id is 0x689e1002 which I have added to the ATI5000Controller.kext. I also deleted the ATI3000Controller.kext.

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So 5830 is a no go huh? Too bad, they are only 199 right now... seems like an awesome card for the price

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spatimouth01

you are doing smth wrong.

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netkas,

a 5830 basically a rejected 5850 with a lot of things disabled right? So shouldn't the config be close to a 5850? On your site I didn't see any 5830s confirmed working, but I would love to buy one and try (and post results) if you think it might have a chance.

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spatimouth01

Have you managed ? If yes, how ?
I have Sapphire 5830 1GB DDR5,Asus P7P55D and i5 750...and I have only 1024x768 :) in Snow 10.6.4 ...

Best regards for all in InsanelyMac Forum :)

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Is there any chance to get QE/CI in HD 56XX card? I don't know what to do because I must buy a new one so I'm confused - wait for the new iMac (maybe we'll get a support) or just buy old HD4670

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I think you are really, really close to get QE/CI :)
Now you can only test all framebuffers because we simply don't know which one is correct. Thanks for your post and we're waiting for more reports.
I think Netkas would be helpfull.

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Uakari, Vervet, Eulemur and others.

test them.

i can post full list later.

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I will be testing them during the day and will report back. Closest thing to QE/CI was mouse shadow. HAHAHA!
But will test the rest soon.

Thanks though.

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Any News? :)

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erm sorry. I don't really know how to change the framebuffers without screwing it up hard. I tried fresh installs of SL and I got black screens. So...
What does framebuffers change anyways? Sorry I'm really bad at this stuff.
All I know is, the card is detected however, no hardware acceleration or QE/CI.
Sorry for the bad feedback. :)

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Just go to ATY_Init.kext and edit info.plist.
Find

[codebox]
</dict>
<key>ATI Radeon 5600 Series</key>
<dict>[/codebox]
And Replace Uakari to other fb:

Alouatta
Baboon
Colobus
Douc
Eulemur
Galago
Gliff
Hoolock
Kipunji
Langur
Uakari
Vervet

If i'm think wrong please correct me -_-
And to be clear, the framebuffer is the most important think to get working all cards :) If you get black screen or stand-by light on your monitor try to switch connectors (DVI, HDMI, changing places etc.)

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Ohk, so just change DVI places and stuff? Before I got a random black screen after a fresh install of SL and updating to 10.6.4, I solved this by changing the "Graphics Mode" in the boot to something I could support, then changed it back to default after I got it working.

I'll try the framebuffers now, seems like alot of hard work to do, let's just hope that I don't have to go through all of them to get hardware accell up. ;)

Oh and btw, I think you change EVERYTHING under ATI 5600 Series that has Uakari (default in ATY_Init.kext) to another framebuffer. So like...

<string>ATY,Uakari</string>
to
<string>ATY,Vervet</string>

and

<string>ATY,UakariParent</string>
to
<string>ATY,VervetParent</string>

Please correct me if Im wrong!

Test 1, Vervet not working. No black screen at boot. *Phew*
Test 2 coming up. :rolleyes:

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"Graphics Mode" I don't know what you meant by that ;) I think you can try to boot in safe mode when you get a black screen. I'm just suggest to not use any switches because you may simply miss the right framebuffer during the tests. I'm not expert let's wait for netkas, maybe I'm giving you a wrong advises :rolleyes:

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It's okay. Netkas is probably busy anyways.
I've tried safe mode before. Doesn't work.
You know how you have boot commands at the boot loader?
Such as, "-v, -x" and such? You use "Graphics Mode"="800x600x32" or a different resolution to boot into a different res.
Anyways, I'm only changing screens when I get a blank screen. :rolleyes:

Test 2, Eulemur, not working.
How do I actually tell when it works? LOL!?

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Erm... Help? Haha. I got a blank screen/screen standby. How to fix?
Haha, I'ved tried changing DVI ports, monitors, booting in safe mode, different resolutions. EEP!!





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