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Hi, guys.
First of all, some basic info about my hack
Dell Inspirion 14R  N4010
CPU:       I3-380M
GFX:       ATI-HD5650M
MB:        DELL
Chipset:  Intel HM57
Here, I want to get more details about Notebook 16 bit output in its screen
Below is the source code for 5650M in Chameleon
{ 0x68C1, 0x033E1025, CHIP_FAMILY_REDWOOD, "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650",   kNull  },
{ 0x68C1, 0x9071104D, CHIP_FAMILY_REDWOOD, "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650",   kEulemur },

Just as it is, I can simply enable full QE/CI and resolution with a simple "GraphicsEnabler=Yes"
But it's 16bit output in my notebook's screen
Others say when you use the extern display, it's 32 bit output.

In order to solve this problem, I tried my best to search on the web
Luckily, I found a solution, and it works beautifully in my hack ----- ATY_Init.kext

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Something related to ATY
First, there are many models in ATY_Init 's info.plist
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You should try to make a decision based on your graphics card
I'm currently using the ATI Radeon 4600 Series model
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And, I've been trying to find the reason why ATY was able to make it 32bit output in my notebook's screen
That seems to be the reason
Here's a link :

I'm curious about more arguements in ATY-Init
But I can no longer try to figure it out myself
So I'm here seeking for help
Best regards ~



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I've been trying to find the reason why ATY was able to make it 32bit output in my notebook's screen


I think the reason is OSX doesn't get correct EDID you put in -717 file.


I have same problem as you. My solution is keep original -717 file (without add EDID) and add your EDID in Ati_init.kext > Info.plis.

This hack worked perfectly with Ati 5650m on my laptop.


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