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Hi guys, as you can see on the picture, my mobility radeon is fully supported in 10.6.6(QE/CI).
1. Install 10.6.6 - do not reboot
2. Install chameleon bootlooder
3. Replace the boot file
4. Create the Extra folder
5. Use ati rom into the Extra folder
6. Use com.apple.Boot.plist into the Extra folder
Restart the computer and your graphics acceleration should be working.

Ati framebuffer in boot file was changed to Nomascus - fb for mobility cards.

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Hi Olda,

This is very good news, I also have a laptop with the 5870 mobility in it... been dying to get it to work.

What resolution do you get? Does your laptop screen display correctly?

Cheers

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Hi guys, as you can see on the picture, my mobility radeon is fully supported in 10.6.6(QE/CI).
1. Install 10.6.6 - do not reboot
2. Install chameleon bootlooder
3. Replace the boot file
4. Create the Extra folder
5. Use ati rom into the Extra folder
6. Use com.apple.Boot.plist into the Extra folder
Restart the computer and your graphics acceleration should be working.

Ati framebuffer in boot file was changed to Nomascus - fb for mobility cards.


Hi,
great news!!! :P Can you be please more specific in this? Can you tell us exactly which files you use (ati rom, repalce boot file?, what is in your com.apple.boot.list)?
Thank you
PT

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Hi Olda,

This is very good news, I also have a laptop with the 5870 mobility in it... been dying to get it to work.

What resolution do you get? Does your laptop screen display correctly?

Cheers

Hi,
the resolution which I am using is 1920x1080, everythink is working correctly without problem.
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Congrats on getting your 5870 working. Hopefully this is just the beginning of ati mobility's being used properly in OSX.

Pavol I think the ati rom he is on about is a dump of his video card, which you can get using Dong's code from his now defunct framebuffer project on google project.

Also when he talks about replacing the boot file I believe this is to do with the experimenting that is going on with respect to changing the framebuffer for ATI cards. Have a look in the graphics section of the hardware pages for more info.

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Hi Olda,
can you please post your boot file please.
I have Asus G73jh with Ati Mobility Radeon HD5870 (1600x900).
I tried about 5 boot files with no luck.
All I got is spinning wheel or only 1024x768.
So I want to try your boot file with my Radeon.
Thank you

PT

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Congrats on getting your 5870 working. Hopefully this is just the beginning of ati mobility's being used properly in OSX.

Pavol I think the ati rom he is on about is a dump of his video card, which you can get using Dong's code from his now defunct framebuffer project on google project.

Also when he talks about replacing the boot file I believe this is to do with the experimenting that is going on with respect to changing the framebuffer for ATI cards. Have a look in the graphics section of the hardware pages for more info.

Hi guys,
download the files from link below.
http://www.mediafire...qpev3oov7icafk3
There is modified boot file - the framebuffer for mobility card was changed to right one(Nomascus).
Also, there is atirom for mobility hd5870, device ID 68a0.
Follow the instruction above and your card will be working.

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Hi Olda,
can you please post your boot file please.
I have Asus G73jh with Ati Mobility Radeon HD5870 (1600x900).
I tried about 5 boot files with no luck.
All I got is spinning wheel or only 1024x768.
So I want to try your boot file with my Radeon.
Thank you

PT

This boot file is correct one
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Hi Olda,
thank you.
I will try it and let you know.

P.

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Hi all,
I need to inform you that "Olda" is my GOD from NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can confirm that this is WORKING!!!!! for ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD5870 on my Asus G73jh.
Full resolution with QE/CI :(
Olda thank you very very very much ;)
Regards

Pavol Tomik

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Hi all,
I need to inform you that "Olda" is my GOD from NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can confirm that this is WORKING!!!!! for ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD5870 on my Asus G73jh.
Full resolution with QE/CI :)
Olda thank you very very very much :)
Regards

Pavol Tomik

Není zač Pavol, rádo se stalo. Myslím,že mi rozumíš v mateřském jazyce.
Olda

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I can confirm also, works on ASUS G73JH, full resolution with hardware acceleration, thanx. Wroks both internal display and external HDMI, just VGA doesn't work here. Thank so much again.

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I can confirm also, works on ASUS G73JH, full resolution with hardware acceleration, thanx. Wroks both internal display and external HDMI, just VGA doesn't work here. Thank so much again.

Thanks both guys for confirmation. So the method is working on MSI GX660 and Asus G73JH. I think that will be working also for another series of HD5xxx - need to use the correct atirom file.
Good luck!

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Olda is our Hero :D

This is insanely good news !

I normally follow fool proof tutorials for my desktop installs :)

Who is up for a quick step by step tutorial for this 5870 mobility laptop install?

eg. Can i use ##### for this laptop OSX install?

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Olda,
jasna vec, ze rozumiem :blink: Si u mna ale proste borec ;)

P.

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Great news! Gonna try this method with Mobility 5850 on my MSI GX640.

Also i think that this topic's place is at ATI forum, quite a few people are trying to get their laptop cards working and they may not be aware of your success.

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Confirming that Mobility 5850 card works with internal display on my laptop (MSI GX640) with native resolution and QE/CI. Haven't tested VGA and HDMI ports though. Great job, Olda!

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should I try this on my mobility 4670? Maybe I do need another framebuffer?

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I'll hope it will usefull also for mob 4570 :)

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I'll hope it will usefull also for mob 4570 ;)


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