bmas, on Mar 14 2011, 06:51 PM, said:
Is there anything new about 10.6.7 release date..?
I think when the update come .. we`ll have everything new from the OS and Drivers from MBP2011..
Files as promised - I will explain how I installed in a moment..
1 - Kexts ATI Kexts from 2011 MBP Install DVD
2 - OpenGL Framework (probably not needed) OpenGL framework from 2011 MBP Install DVD
3 - Sandybridge friendly Mach_Kernel (only req'd if you have a new i5 or i7) Sandy Bridge friendly Kernel
And here is how I installed it all. I did NOT use kext helper, I did it all manually using a second install of OS X - you can probably use the shell if you boot using -s if you don't have a second partition to boot from.
Firstly I deleted ALL of the existing ATI kext and ATI bundle files from /System/Library/Extensions. I then copied the new ones into place. I also copied across the opengl framework to System/Library/Frameworks and deleted everything in the /System/Library/Caches folder. I then booted with -s and once at the terminal did the following
mount -uw /
chown -R 0:0 ATI*
chmod -R 755 ATI*
I then booted using my bootable usb stick and used diskutility to repair disk permissions - once complete I rebooted specifying GraphicsEnabler=no as a kernel flag and once at the desktop with everything working I edited my com.apple.boot.plist to remove any reference to the GraphicsEnabler. That was that, job done!
If anybody finds the files and my instructions useful and can provide a better home to host them then I would be grateful. They are currently on the end of an adsl line so the downloads will be slow.