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Bronya's latest 10.9.2 RC5/RC6/RC6_fix kernels do allow to update/install 10.9.2 and 10.9.3, but I'm experiencing trouble with graphics acceleration with my nVidia cards (GeForce 9800GT and/or GeForce GT610). That's an issue I was not experiencing with previous Mavericks versions or previous OS X releases, so it's work in progress...

Attached File  WS670_10.9.2.png   91.46KB   1 downloads

 

For Spakk:

Attached File  Precision670_extracted_dsdt.aml.zip   4.39KB   4 downloads Attached File  Precision670_extracted_dsdt.dsl.zip   9.03KB   2 downloads Attached File  Precision670_IOReg.zip   854.03KB   3 downloads Attached File  Precision670_SysProfiler.zip   228.9KB   2 downloads

 

IOReg dump taken with IORegistryExplorer v3.0.2 and raw DSDT extracted with Chameleon Wizard, having booted without any DSDT file.

 

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Following axmanA's research, graphics issues encountered since 10.9.2 are now sorted. The Precision 670 with GeForce 9800GT can now run 10.9.2/10.9.3/10.9.4 with Bronya's 10.9.2 RC5/RC6/RC6 fix/RC7 kernel with full (non-lagging) QE/CI if kexts IOPCIFamily + AppleACPIPlatform are replaced by versions from 10.9.1 or IOPCIFamily patched version from axmanA is used (I sticked to 1st option).
 
All running well, but there are small graphics defects like picture corruption when doing screen dumps, but that has been reported by other AMD kernel users too, so it's not specific to the Dell Precision 670 system. Other than that, everything looks perfect so far.  :thumbsup_anim:

 

Attached File  WS670_10.9.4.jpg   42.52KB   6 downloads

Attached File  WS670_10.9.4_desktop.jpg   164.44KB   6 downloads

 

Attached File  10.9.1_IOPCIFamily.kext.zip   75.56KB   104 downloads Attached File  10.9.1_AppleACPIPlatform.kext.zip   219.97KB   89 downloads

 

Reverting to those 10.9.1 kexts also restores the ability to boot Mavericks on the Precision 670 off a USB external HDD. This was also lost from 10.9.2...



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Was running RC7, but experienced out the odd sudden system freeze when starting Skype. Reverted to RC6_fix (for old CPUs) and the freeze does not happen, so sticking to that. Need to recheck Sleep & Wake though...



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RC5 gives me occasional small graphics artefacts, so I dismissed that one.

RC6 and RC6_fix run Ok, but I cannot get screen to wake after sleep. Screen stays off for some reason. I also have to boot without cache or Skype will freeze system when launched.

RC7 runs Ok and properly wakes system from sleep. However, and as indicated above, I have to boot without cache or Skype will also freeze system when launched.

 

The Skype freeze happens even if I manually rebuild cache after booting without. Something for Bronya to work on maybe.



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Issues with Skype freezing the machine now sorted. It was just due to kernel cache not generating properly through myHack. All Ok after manual cache rebuild. 



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Up to 10.9.5 now. This new update proved a bit problematic at the onset (it would not boot to OS X desktop) and subsequently required rolling back IOHIDFamily kext from 10.9.4 (v2.0.0 - 503.200.2) to complete startup. A better alternative is to rollback IOHIDFamily + Sandbox + System kexts from 10.9.1 as that also avoids all kernel symbols related error messages during startup and subsequent system problems.

 

Naturally, I kept the rollback to 10.9.1's AppleACPIPlatform + IOPCIFamily kexts to retain 9800GT graphics support.

 

Can run using same AMD kernels from Bronya, namely 10.9.2 RC7 (old) + 10.9.4 RC1/RC2 or BSA 10.9.5 kernel.

 

Attached File  WS670_10.9.5.jpg   44.52KB   2 downloads

 

Attached File  BSA_AMD_10.9.5.zip   3.33MB   1 downloads Attached File  10.9.4_IOHIDFamily.kext.zip   283.46KB   17 downloads Attached File  10.9.1_rollback.zip   433.57KB   15 downloads



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Since the old girl won't die...

 

Attached File  WS670_Yos10.10.jpg   255.26KB   1 downloads

 

Now running Yosemite with Bronya's 10.10 RC2.1 AMD kernel + axmanA's modded IOPCIFamily kext with Chameleon boot option msibase=0x90 to retain full QE/CI and avoid white/gray screen on GeForce 9800GT (using MacPro3,1 SMBIOS profile).

 

Attached File  Bronya_10.10_kernel_RC2.1.zip   4.15MB   0 downloads Attached File  axmanA_Yos_IOPCIFamily.kext.zip   114.88KB   4 downloads

 

Use attached /Extra package for Chameleon (r2401 works perfectly) and attached config.plist with Clover:

Attached File  Precision670_Yos_Pack.zip   4.24MB   3 downloads Attached File  config.plist.zip   1.78KB   2 downloads

 

it's early days for Yosemite with AMD kernels, so installation is far from bug-free.



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Updated to 10.10.1. All seems Ok, except the known graphics problems.

 

Attached File  WS670_10.10.1.jpg   48.66KB   0 downloads

 

A few points on graphics glitches experienced on this system with the GeForce 9800GT:

  • even though Bronya's 10.10 RC2.1 sorts out corruption of desktop icons, it causes very buggy behaviour of Safari and it does not support Duran Keeleys's fixes for AppStore issue (no contents displayed). Same applies to RC3. As such, it's better to revert to Bronya RC1 and apply Duran's AppStore + LaunchPad fixes, even though graphics remain buggy
  • use attached patched IOGraphicsFamily kext to avoid final boot screen graphics corruption

In all cases, rebuild cache before reboot:
sudo chmod -R 755 /S/L/E
sudo chown -R 0:0 /S/L/E
sudo touch /S/L/E
sudo kextcache -Boot -U /
 

Attached File  Bronya_10.10_RC1.zip   4.15MB   0 downloads Attached File  IOGraphicsFamily.kext.zip   208.99KB   1 downloads Attached File  launchpad-refresh-v5_Yosemite.zip   1.53MB   0 downloads







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