Good afternoon, hope you are all well.
My first post here and it is to ask of some assistance, sorry! (Like the pass quiz to post idea, great idea!)
After a long struggle I have installed Mountain Lion 10.8.2 on my Sony Vaio E Series (2012) laptop (SVE1711X1EB), I had to replace my wifi card but I have got most other features working. I will gladly post a guide for others to use when I can get my graphics acceleration to work. Would really appreciate some help with this.
My specs are:
Laptop: Sony Vaio E Series (2012) - SVE1711X1EB
CPU: Intel Core i7 3612QM
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
GFX: Intel HD4000 Integrated Graphics
GFX2: AMD HD Radeon 7650M
SSD: Corsair GTForce 90GB (Primary and has dual boot with Win8)
HDD: WD 750GB 5400RPM
WiFi: Atheros AR9287
I Can't get Graphics Acceleration to work I have AMD 7650 HD which isn't going to work (at least not yet), but I also have Intel HD4000 which should work. The problem I am having is that when I boot GE=Yes, it attempts to load the ATI card, even with PCIRootUID=0 or 1 it attempts to load the ATI, I thought specifying PCIRootUID was chosing your graphics card slot?
I think either need a way to disable my ATI so that I can run GE=Yes or I need to get my HD4000 to run with GE=No (I think). I have tried all of the HD4000PlatformIDs (0-9,a, b ) and I've tried some EFI string injections, I can't inject a string that I generate myself with gfxutil as I need to get my device ID (right?) which isn't loaded in IOReg. The biggest downer is that I can't set my VRAM in the BIOS.... I do not have a modded bios and I'm pretty locked down. I have requested a bios mod but not much seems to be happening with it. My Video memory is displayed at 7mb you can imagine what that's like! Is there another way to set VRAM and/or is there a way to find out what the default setting is for my BIOS? (I have InsydeH20 R0200E6)
Is it possible to modify my VRAM in my DSDT? I'm currently not using a DSDT but I have extracted mine before and I have successfully booted from it. I've tried changing the GFX0 fields to IGPU as aI read somewhere that it could work, I did boot ok with it but sadly, no QE/CI.
Speaking of DSDT, can I disable my AMD card in there? If so, could someone point me in the right direction?
I have hunted around the web now for what seems to me like decades (realistically it's probably about 2 weeks), followed all the main guides (stuffed cow blog, tonymac, macbreaker etc)
So, can anyone see a way around my problem? Or am I stuck without QE/CI until I get a BIOS mod?
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