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[solved] MSI U100 GMA950 0x27A68086 bufferframe on SL

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I have trouble with framebuffer of a very specific set : Intel GMA 945 GME on MSI U100. After a lot of search on internet, none package could solve this issue and I turn to professionals here.

U100 has a 945GME core, with [0x27A68086 on bus 0:2:1 ] as VGA controller with bufferframe facility & rendering engineering, as well as [ 0x27AE8086 on bus 0:2:0] as GFX0. Judging from outcome of IORegistryExplorer, it seems INCORRECT that most posts says 0x27A6 is a controller for external display. Infact, "IONDRVSupport" provides "Framebuffer functions" @ [0x27A68086] ; and [0x27AE8086 @ bus 0:2:0] works as a framebuffer CLIENT.

I set it up with Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Installation DVD with ANDY's legacy_Kernel_v8 (atom support), and put an online update to 10.6.8.

Anyway, when I tried to overwrite the device-id in order that official kext could drive 0x27a6 as 0x27a2, I failed to find DSDT secions.

Well After following Andy's post [Intel GMA945 (0x27AE8086+0x27A28086) resolution + CI/QE/OpenGL solution] I got following issues:
1. LCD or VGA could not recognize its resolution even if I adjusted it to "800x600x32@60Hz" with VNC .
2. Display settings does have more options, but they are for desktop 4:3 VGAs. No native 1024x600x32 LCD 16:9 settings available.
3. On board LCD turns gray, VGA got unrecognizable 1175x___@75Hz signal
4. It does NOT help to add deviceid to kexts (AppleIntelGMA950&AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer)

Even so, I got some pictures with Andy's kext with screenshots. Please check the screenshot & dsdt @

Thanks in advance



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The reason seems to be Chameleon Loader. Some change was made with versions( build > 168x). Rollback to Chameleon 1400 and everything seems okay. Will follow this issue and list a tutorial here.

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The keypoint is:

put both 0x27ae8086 0x27a28086 in [iopcimatch] secions of *.kext / Content/Info.plist . It seems one is for framebuffer and the other for rendering engine. Usually you could find 0x27ae kexts from osx86 but don't forget to put 27a2 in iopcimatch as well.

And I used to make use of netbook-installer (google project) but give it up for its unfriendly bootloader. The effective part of this pack is in fact evilappleacpi & eviliopcifamily kexts in Extra directory. Without these two packages you could not reach single user mode, and it could cause other minor issues. Just forget about its (netbook-installer) modules because they are mostly built-in components in ChameLeon's newer versions.

As MSIWIND uses rtk wifi& eth adapters, you have to install realtek pro and rollback io80211family to 10.6.7 to prevent disconnection issues. It is advised to keep 10.6.7 AppleACPIPlatform.kext IOACPIFamily.kext in /Extra directory to overwrite 10.6.8 ones, which might be a coordination for io80211faimly.kext.

Audio is always a problem. But not so big with u100.

In fact I set up two msi wind u100 laptops. This instruction just works.

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