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Nvidia Optimus GT 630m - NOT Working in Mavericks (OTB) - Intel HD 4000 is Ok

GT 630m Optimus Switching card

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volram

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Everybody knows that with Geforce.kext and others Nvidia kexts the system hangs and the video crash. But with the actualization of Mavericks (DP2-DP7), my two cards are running. I'm using SMBIOS 9,1. I don´t know if the system automatically switch between the cards. My files for those that want to dig in this. Thanks. http://db.tt/0qjLahVb



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The GT630m card does not work, because no display for this card shows up.

 

You are not the first one with a working Nvida card in an Optimus enabled lappy.

 

I am sorry for you. I have really wished, that you have got it running.

 

Have fun.



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I think you are confusing the detection of the card with a working situation. 

There is no problem to get it detected via string but the actual switch does not work. 



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Well, the card is not only detected, but is working with the intel hd 4000. That is the point. The kext Geforce.kext don't load with ML and the system crashes. But with Mavericks that don't happen. Look at Ioreg.



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nope you must be mistaken. 

there isn't any vanilla solution for optimus graphic card switching in OS X at least for now



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Please, look at Ioreg attached, and then leap at a conclusion and don't vice versa.



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Could you maybe try to attach an external monitor, to a connector that is directly connected to the NVIDIA GPU, to see what happens? At least some progress is made as the system doesn't crash anymore, and some power management works, too, as when not disabling the NVIDIA GPU by DSDT the system doesn't really get hotter.



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can't see the file only photo and by your screenshot i look yor conf. is like my with hd3000 & GF610m but if you look it better you can see as ram show's only "1MB" also it's only partially recognized and don't cause crash with geforce.kext



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I have disabled integrated graphics card in bios (boot VGA Controller Selection for" to "other" instead of "windows 7/Vista"), and the behavior is the same in the OS X (no acceleration by Nvidia). In Windows 7 only one card (nvidia). The problem has to be in some other thing...



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630m oob?



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Pretty late, but let's answer anyway.

 

@volram

Not sure if you had any luck yet, but probably your bootloader (Chameleon, Clover, ...) will drop the system DSDT and maybe SSDT's and then load the ones you have provided. Your BIOS setting might involve changing the system DSDT/SSDT's, which are afterwards dropped by the bootloader and replaced by ones that might not have the appropriate edits. To test, you could extract them under Windows and compare between the BIOS settings.







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