Hi It's a Intel Core 2 Duo according to System profiler.
I don't think it is running ci/qe as that seems the common problem with pages as I have seen in many postings.
Maybe 64/32 bit is misnowmer? I dunno. It is running 32 bit according to uname -a.
When I first built the Snow Leopard machine I did not have i386 for the arch, and nothing much worked. Certainly the GMA drivers did not even load. So I added that and have been running GMA nicely until I noticed Pages not working.
Any idea why ci/qe not working as I used the GMA950 package in the i6400.zip supplied. I have not fiddled with any DSDT nor other settings.
Many thanks for your attention.
read my post carefully. it says "Note that he (Noob) uses an older IOGraphics kext and Frambuffer.kext to boot without gma950 problems. You will later need to remove these (they will be located on the EFI partition) and use the stock kexts to avoid artifacts and apply the above screen sleeper patch."
you need to run gma950 stock kexts and make sure you have the corresponding IOGraphics.kext, otherwise you won't get hardware acceleration. and the gma950 stock kexts will give you the black screen as described. you have to first install the screen sleeper solution listed in my post. make sure you have password on login enabled. you also need to load the gma950 EFI string in com.apple.boot.plist, otherwise it kps on you. Once you follow these steps you can install the stock gma950 kexts. my com.apple.boot.plist is attached in the above post. make sure you have this all in place before you boot, otherwise you will end up with a black screen or kp and fixing will be a pain.
looking for stock kexts from 10.6.4? download the 10.6.4 update and use pacifist to extract the gma950 kexts, the appleintelframebuffer.kext and possibly the IOGraphics.kext if you indeed use the one from Noob's package. Unfortunately, I deleted all my packages, including the graphics package.