I have a theory that this method only works when the monitor is plugged in via DVI. I know that for me and a few others I've seen, VGA has caused kernel panics. I'm about to try HDMI, I'll let you know when I get it to work.
EDIT: I attempted to boot via HDMI, but I could not get into my Chameleon bootloader (RC4). My monitor gave me a "Not compatible with this signal" error. Looks like VGA for me, since DVI is not supported by my monitor (which is actually a TV). Perhaps someone else who got this working perfectly via DVI could test via VGA and HDMI and give us some information?
I have attempted to boot into Snow Leopard via Safe Boot with the argument -x. It boots into Snow leopard and everything works, System Profiler correctly recognizes my ATI Radeon HD 4350. However I'm limited to 1024x768, with no other choices. Is there a solution to this?
In addition, I've attempted to boot into Snow Leopard with no boot arguments, just a normal boot. This resulted in a kernel panic that references the X2000 kext, as other people have reported. Bear in mind that I'm using Snow 10.6.0 (thereby Darwin 10.0), and not 10.6.2 yet, because my networking is not functioning properly in Snow Leopard. When I get that fixed, I'll be sure to update and try again with my current kext. Until then...
Could anyone suggest a way for me to modify (or find an already modified) X2000 kext, if necessary? Or could anyone point me to some instructions on how to enable other resolutions while in Safe Boot? OR, could anyone suggest any further advice for me to be able to get my Radeon HD 4350 to work?
Thanks to anyone who can help.
EDIT2: Hmm, it seems the author of this article: http://redirectingat...pard-qe-ci.html (see post #41 above) has stated in a comment beneath the article that he's seeing reports that only DVI works... so now the question remains, is there some way for someone to make it VGA compatible? I'd rather not spend all that money just for a new monitor. Also, can anyone confirm if a DVI-VGA plug works?
EDIT3: Okay, I've managed to boot into normal OSX (no safe boot) using the modified kexts and bootloader as described in the link above. However, my only available resolution is still 1024x768, and I have no option to detect displays... I'm not really sure what that means.
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