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Koikawa

Koikawa

Member Since 03 Jul 2012
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In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

27 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

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w/o string i can't even boot normally into my system.


My screen was split a half, awful colors, and other cool stuff when optimus shows its true nature."



That's not optimus related, it's because you have a Full HD Screen. Boot without the string and see if you can enter Dashboard/LaunchPad smoothly, also see if the menu bar option is available then. It's possible the string i made is not compatible with your system.




It is possible to boot w/o string and get normal colors and uncut full-hd screen only when all the video drivers are removed.
Otherwise my screen is corrupted, and yes, dashboard is still glitchy in both cases.
So your string was a cure to make OS loaded properly with appropriate kexts.
Maybe i should run some hardware reporting tool to see specific issues related only to that particular dell xps l502x revision (and make my own string afterwards)?

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

27 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Thank you for quick reply.

//Try chameleon bootloader,

I'm not sure if cham is going to boot via Efi, but i'll try.
As far i remember, i failed on that whatever i did in the first place.


//keep your install on stock Intel kexts.

tried before, no effect.

//Remove anything related to nvidia, use the DSDT/SSDT i made.

No effect (except for working sleep, sound, speedstep, so the directory i've chosen for your files is correct).

//Go to System Prefs > Desktop and Screensaver > Desktop tab > check the "Translucent menu bar" if it's not checked already. If your menu bar is translucent then QE/CI is active, launchpad or dashboard can be related to other problems.

This option is invisible for me, like it always is when qe is not up.

//If you notice that the menubar is not translucent then boot chameleon with maxmem=8192. It may be that the extra ram is messing with the kexts somehow.

No, it was always solid for me.

//Hm, did you check if you had QE/CI before using the efi string from the boot.config file of chameleon?

w/o string i can't even boot normally into my system.
My screen was split a half, awful colors, and other cool stuff when optimus shows its true nature.


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i used to work with your system files before on 10.7.4 and chameleon, it worked flawlessly on the same laptop and bios version (that topic when a fix for heavy bass by editing .plist was suggested).

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

26 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

DoiX

Could you please help me with my problem?

Everything's working except for not running QE/CI on my hd3000.
Dell L502x 540M i7 2630 / 0116 , 12gb RAM.
BIOS A06 modified (EFI boot)

Clean installation 10.8.2
Clover EFI,
your DSDT and SSDT from 1.4 package uploaded to EFI/ACPI/Patched.
Settings from *boot file for Chameleon were adapted for config file of Clover.
Kexts from the same package are installed to S/L/E.

I tried a lot of options, like deleting all the geforce* and NVDA*, graphicInjector+ or boot with this option disabled, modified HD3000 kexts (you attached them in this topic somewhere) and or original ones.
The best result was to leave only AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB and AppleIntelHD3000Graphics kexts just like you suggested to someone numerous pages ago - everything becomes pretty soft and smooth (until i try to run launchpad of dashboard.
Currently, system detects my video card correctly, but still no acceleration.

To resolve it all I need is a little push, which I can't make for days.

In attachments my clover settings, clover options, boot log.
I hope you will find a minute or two to take a glance at it.
Thank you in advance.

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

24 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Could you please help me with my issue, which I cannot resolve for a pretty long time?

Still can't get my hd 3000 running properly.
What do i have:


Dell XPS 15 L502x / Intel Core™ i7-2630QM HD3000 IGP Optimus 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M / 12 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1.333 MHz [ 4 + 8] /Intel HM67 USB2 + USB3 //(15.6") FHD B+RGLED 1080p / Realtek ALC665
Modified/unlocked BIOS А12 > UEFI boot, all advanced options available, Intel vbios update 2137.
Mountain Lion 10.8.2 on Clover EFI (latest).

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0116
Revision ID: 0x0009
Pretend to be MacBook Pro 8.1


Already tried:
Removed all the kexts with ati*, nvd*, geforce*, AppleIntel*<everything_related_to_graphic>.
Result: booting in Full-HD, no QE/CI, "no kexts loaded".

Installed:
AppleIntelHD3000Graphics, AppleIntelHDGraphics, AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB (from several disk/app images, they're totally fine).
Result: booting in 1640x????, display is corrupted, 16-bit color. see attachment mon.jpg.

Main boot settings:

<key>SystemParameters</key>
<dict>
<key>boot-args</key>
<string>-v npci=0x2000 slide=0 WithKexts</string>
<key>prev-lang:kbd</key>
<string>en:0</string>
<key>InjectSystemID</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>LegacyBoot</key>
<string>LegacyBootDefault</string>
<key>BacklightLevel</key>
<string>0x0101</string>
</dict>

<key>ACPI</key>
<dict>
<key>DropOemSSDT</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>FixDsdtMask</key>
<string>0xA092</string>
<key>UnderVoltStep</key>
<string>3</string>
<key>ResetAddress</key>
<string>0x64</string>
<key>ResetValue</key>
<string>0xFE</string>
</dict>

By default, Clover has GraphicsInjection true, tried both the options, didn't help.
Also tried other options like loadvbios, injectEDID and so on from menu, with the same result.

In device manager Nvidia is always being detected.

I'm out of ideas already(

Regular Lion (10.7.4) is used to work w/o a glitch, but those days that was chameleon with patched DSDL (not by me, this topic http://www.insanelym...7-l702x-optimus causes KP now). So it's not a hardware issue.

Currently, I'm using Clover which patches DSDL on fly.
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