Just remember that Quartz Extreme and Core Image however are not working at the moment (maybe in the future). You can still do a lot without it though, such as use Microsoft Office or making music in GarageBand but now with crisp resolution.
I don't know if there are still users with the 1st Generation Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale/Ironlake) but I would like to experiment on a resolution hack called "915 Resolution".
I kind of want to focus on getting native resolution for OS X first. Some users are able to get native resolution because their VBIOS has the resolution listed in VESA. Other computers don't and this is what I want to focus on. For example, a laptop that I have can use a resolution up to 1366x768, but this is not listed in the VESA table. I don't want to focus on getting Quartz Extreme or Core Image right now.
915 Resolution is hack that works with a bootloader called Grub2. If your familiar with Linux, this shouldn't be new. What this does is it replaces one of the VESA resolutions to a customized resolution. For example, with this hack, I would be able to replace the stupid 1024x768x32 line to 1366x768x32. Once Grub2 is configured to this hacked resolution, we would have to add a boot entry for OS X. Since Grub2 is using a hacked resolution, if you boot OS X, it will also be using that hacked resolution as well.
Why would you want to do this? So you can be able to hack OS X with a decent resolution to work with.
Anyways, this was the first thing that x4500 users did to get native resolution. They were successful. Of course now they used a hacked Intel x3100 kext but that doesn't matter. Read this post from the x4500 thread:
(more here) steps in. With this program on linux you can modify the video bios of your integrated intel gma to have non standard vesa modes (basically it replaces the selected video mode with a new one you specified). I used it to achieve 1440x900 on linux, so I think it will support higher resolutions than 1280x800. (one more thing: 915resolution doesn't support x4500! I had to create a new entry for it in the program, but you basically just need your pci id and have to copy the 96GM codes)
To be true, VESA doesn't even support 1280x800... Thats where 915 resolution
My train of thougth was:If I can use 915resolution to have vesa modes for my lcdm than maybe OSX will use these vesa modes,too. But 915 resolution is a linux utility, how can I start this at boot time? Its' GRUB2 (here) time! Because grub2 has 915resolution module which patches the video bios at boot time! But you need a linux distribution with grub2-915resolutin, thats why I choose archlinux. I installed it on a separate partition (after the osx install), downloaded the package (from here:http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22927), compilled, fiddled with the config file, installed, tried to boot OSX with it (info here:http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=150004&pid=1063106&mode=threaded&start=#entry1063106) and when it worked I modified the 915resolution modul, recompilled it,replaced the original with it and now I can set my 1280x800 from the bootloader and If I boot osx from here then I can see my resolution when I type in ?video at boot, and can use "Graphics Mode" = "1280x800x32"
Hope this helps, but if not I try to help.
Thread link: http://www.insanelym...00/page__st__40
I'm looking for help on patching the 915 resolution hack to work with 1st Gen Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics. Any guys from the x4500 thread want to give me a step by step guide on how to accomplish this? Any Linux users here know how to do this?