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Prasys - Nice work so far, thanks for the effort :ninja:

I've been trying to work on this for a little bit - I've been familiarizing myself with IOKit et al for the past half month or so but I'm still nowhere near a working product. In the interim I created an installer to install and configure Callisto and AGPGart, but thats as far as I've gotten so far on helping people with 3d accel :/

That said, I'd be glad to test out anything or help any way I can.

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I am a Mobile Radeon 7500 and would be happy to test anything you throw up.

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I have a Radeon 9000 Pro AGP Card on PowerPC and a ATI Radeon 9200 Mobility on my PC Laptop.

Both are R200 Series cards.

If you need any ioreg info from the PowerPC let me know. It has lots more information listed than on the PC (nonworking one).

Getting the latest AGPGart 2.1 might be a solution. It seems that Hardware OpenGL does not run on the PC for the Radeon 9200.

BTW, forget about CI for the 9200. The PowerPC version can only do QE.

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It will be nice to unlock CI for Radeon Mobility 9000's in Mac's PPC (iMac, mac mini (ppc), ibook and PowerBook's).
Currently only QE/Rotation is allowed.

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It will be nice to unlock CI for Radeon Mobility 9000's in Mac's PPC (iMac, mac mini (ppc), ibook and PowerBook's).
Currently only QE/Rotation is allowed.


This is not physically possible on the 8500 R200 Series cards. It could be come with software emulation, but emulating a GPU through the CPU is much slower. These days some proprietary computer software companies use multiple GPUs to run complex equations taking advantage of the GPU's bandwidth that is normally used for 3D Rendering. Case point, the GPU can handle more bandwidth than the CPU.

Getting back to the 9200. Natit.kext is recognized on my 9200 Mobility on 10.4.8 Exp6. But it does not seem to work with the 8500 drivers. I will test this again this weekend; the Neo universal Natit pkg installer removed my 8500 drivers. I got the X1000 drivers that the Neo universal installer installs to load, but didn't do anything. I also had to keep Callisto installed otherwise I would get a black screen. That could cause a problem too.

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Edited by goodtime, 19 December 2006 - 12:08 PM.


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Everyone - thank you for your good work. I have a dell latitude d600 with radeon 9000, if anyone need info from the 9000 mobility card just ask me. I am not sure what i can do to help this process. Again thank you very much.

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And how about X850 XTPE (AGP)?
Prasys, I hope your script can make any changes for that card!!!
Thanks!

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does it works on ati mobility 9700 ? If so, do I have to delete my existing Callisto drivers before I try ?

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tried ... doesn't work ... what's wrong with this fu***** graphic card !!!!!! {censored} ...

osx isn't osx without 3D acceleration ...

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hmmm just a quick bump for this thread. a driver for mobility 9000 would be ace :thumbsup_anim:

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could not get my mobility 9700 accelerated either.

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Could something be done about the ATI Radeon xPress 200 Series?

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siddharth - Unfortunately the x200 is ridiculously far away from any supported graphics card, I've tried in vain to get QE/CI working on a friend's X200. You may want to try Katana installer to get OpenGL acceleration working, at this point in time I think it's as close as you're going to get.

You can get Katana here --> http://forum.insanel...o...=35345&st=0

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But this page: http://www.intel.com...01GGC/index.htm
says that the Video - Integrated ATI* Radeon* X300 based graphics

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That doesn't really matter unfortunately :/. It's not that the hardware is incapable of displaying the graphics (or that it is used by motherboards made by intel), it's just that OS X just doesn't fully support that card. It doesn't have any computers (or vendors offering a x200/x300 card) which use a comparable card so there's no reason to add x200/x300 functionality. OS X uses VESA (a low-level failsafe method to send understandable data to your graphics card (in essence)) if it can't find a compatible graphics card - which is what you're likely using now. For this reason, you may want to try using Katana to see if it will get you somewhere.

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any news on Mobility Radeon 9000/9200 ?

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thank you :dev:

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I took a look at the ATIRadeon8500.kext from Darwin 8.0.1 x86. This kext is Intel only. Not Universal or PPC.
These are the matching id's i found in the info.plist:

[codebox]0x514C1002
CHIP_R200 "ATI Radeon QL R200 8500 LE"

0x516C1002
Chip Number: R200
Chip Description: Radeon 8500 / 8500LE

0x4C661002
CHIP_R250|CHIP_IS_MOBILITY "ATI Radeon Lf R250 Mobility 9000 M9"

0x49661002
CHIP_R250 "ATI Radeon If R250 9000"

0x59601002
CHIP_RV280 "ATI Radeon RV280 9200"

0x59611002
CHIP_RV280 "ATI Radeon RV280 9200 SE"

0x5C631002
CHIP_RV280|CHIP_IS_MOBILITY "ATI Radeon RV280 Mobility"(Mobility Radeon 9200)

0x49671002
CHIP_R250 "ATI Radeon Ig R250 9000"

0x59621002
CHIP_RV280 "ATI Radeon RV280 9200"

0x59631002
CHIP_RV280 "ATI Radeon RV280 9200"[/codebox]

I added the corresponding names for the cards.

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any luck with a 9700 pro ?

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Anybody find a solution for Mobility 9000?





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