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I am trying to install Lion on a brand new Supermicro X9SCA-F, Xeon E3-1230, Crucial 4x4GB 1333 UDimm ECC Ram, Sapphire HD6850 1GB.

This hardware works under Windows7-64 and Linux Mint12-64.
HD6850 worked OOB on an other Hack running 10.6.8 and 10.7.3.
Hardware seems fine.

Original (not flashed) bios 1.1a: latest from Supermicro.

I use a Lion USB key with chimera bootloader, tried also with a key using Ermac Chameleon latest release.
Same key worked without problem to install Lion on an other hack, with P8Z68-Vpro mobo and same HD6850.
So the key should be fine.
EDIT: The key is fine; I created a second key: same problems. Second key also succeedeed to install on an other hack.

The problem:

When bootloader switch from text mode to graphic mode, LCD goes black (but there is signal as it does not sleep).
If booting with -v debug=0x100 PCIRootUID=1, I got a reccuring error message:

ATICLASS::detectPowerDown: GPU is not found. NO MM Access !!

When I try to boot using a clean install of Lion 10.7.3 or 10.6.8 made on an other Hack, I get a KP (2 pics included)

Tried using several others graphics cards: HD5770 (same errors), GTS250, GTX275 (LCD sleeps, forced to reboot).

I paste also a zip of factory unedited DDT and lspci output.
Verified under Windows that the HD6850 was PCI root 1.

Any suggestion?

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One person running Chimera 1.9 reported using the following org.chameleon.Boot.plist with his 6850:


<key>AtiConfig</key>
<string>Bulrushes</string>
<key>AtiPorts</key>
<string>4</string> <<==I imagine you should adjust to num of ports on your card
<key>Darkwake</key>
<string>0</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>arch=i386 npci=0x2000</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>Yes</string>


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One person running Chimera 1.9 reported using the following org.chameleon.Boot.plist with his 6850:


<key>AtiConfig</key>
<string>Bulrushes</string>
<key>AtiPorts</key>
<string>4</string> <<==I imagine you should adjust to num of ports on your card



I'll give it a try, I have not thought changing framebuffer as this card was always running ok with Duckweed.
Anyway, nothing to loose.

Thanks for the idea.

EDIT: Tried 14 HD6000 personnalities for AtiConfig (Bulrushes, Cattail, Duckweed, Elodea, Fanwort, Gibba,
Hydrilla, Ipomoea, Juncus, Kudzu, Lotus, Muskgrass, Osmunda, Pithecia)
With different value of AtiPorts, none works, always the same error message when I boot on the Lion install USB Key:

ATICLASS::detectPowerDown: GPU is not found. NO MM Access !!!

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I'll give it a try, I have not thought changing framebuffer as this card was always running ok with Duckweed.
Anyway, nothing to loose.

Thanks for the idea.

EDIT: Tried 14 HD6000 personnalities for AtiConfig (Bulrushes, Cattail, Duckweed, Elodea, Fanwort, Gibba,
Hydrilla, Ipomoea, Juncus, Kudzu, Lotus, Muskgrass, Osmunda, Pithecia)
With different value of AtiPorts, none works, always the same error message when I boot on the Lion install USB Key:

ATICLASS::detectPowerDown: GPU is not found. NO MM Access !!!


Solved by upgrading to new 2.0 bios, released 3 days ago.
Lion 10.7.3 installed, speedstep and turbo ok after using speedstepper.

Works fine, just some rough edges to soften (don't sleep, don't restart), but already functionnal.





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