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theconnactic

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#2111237 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 13 February 2015 - 03:35 AM

What's wrong with the people? There's a help topic, folks!

#2108397 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 03 February 2015 - 06:25 PM

Can you port the fix to Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks? It seems that we finally have a fully functional SSSE3 emulator. All the best!

#2106548 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 28 January 2015 - 11:51 PM

I disagree. All the best!

#2105988 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 27 January 2015 - 03:43 AM

Folks, I'm impressed. When Mavericks finally went open source, it took a really long time to make it useable, and we should remember Mavericks was, in many aspects, incremental an update to Mountain Lion, while Yosemite had a lot of code rewritten from the roots. Luckily to us, Apple released the open source code in a period of weeks from the App Store release of 10.10, but we're even luckier to have quite a few skilled developers so committed to get everything running like it should, even for nine SSSE3 CPUs. Nice work, people: hats off to all of you. I'm using AnV's BSA_YOS_R7D from here:             #612             Both the installer and the OS proper work on my Athlon II X2 250, with no perceptible graphics glitches - but before I patched the appropriate AMD kexts for my HD5450, I was getting that hideously distorted multicoloured desktop background shown in AnV's post        ...

#2104194 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 20 January 2015 - 07:35 AM

Guys, kernel testing only. It's in the title, so there's no excuses. Will simply delete any OT. Thanks.

#2085766 SLI on hackintosh?

Posted by theconnactic on 16 November 2014 - 01:36 AM

FCPX (10.1 and newer) will use two AMD cards in a way that's quite reminiscent of CrossFire on a MacPro - don't now if that's also true for a Hackintosh. Unfortunately, that's the only know example of such a function on OS X, and I suppose it's more third party developer's fault than Apple's, since Apple's FCPX can use it's particular form of CrossFire. Theoretically, OS X could support both CrossFire and SLI, since it supports out of the box using as many GPUs as your computer can handle, but they work as individual cards - i.e.: if you have two GTX 970 cards, you can plug one or more monitors to each card and boot OS X normally with this setup (without need to use a SLI cable), but the apps will only use the GPU that's connected to the monitor where their main windows are open, as far as I know. If you're asking if OS X would boot with a SLI cable connected, well... I'm not sure it would, but if it's the case, simply disconnect the cable when booting to OS X, and keeping it connec...

#2084318 [AMD] General Chat, Questions & Answers

Posted by theconnactic on 12 November 2014 - 06:17 AM

Way to go, Duran! The App Store kernel bug is solved by your files... However, Safari still refuses to load iCloud.com. I'll try tomorrow again after applying the usual fixes I didn't bother to do today (repair permissions etc) and report results here. All the best

#2084302 [AMD] General Chat, Questions & Answers

Posted by theconnactic on 12 November 2014 - 03:00 AM

Here:  Archive.zip 15.08MB 19 downloads

#2084290 [AMD] General Chat, Questions & Answers

Posted by theconnactic on 12 November 2014 - 01:59 AM

Send the sources and I'll compile here... No time to search for them. All the best!

#2084281 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 12 November 2014 - 12:47 AM

Interesting. Does it (or do they, but Safari seems to be working here, since I access Netflix from it here) crash with FX CPUs? That's the question we all must have answered from testers at the moment. If the bug is restricted to old CPUs, it's not only kernel related, but opemu related as well. All the best!

#2083927 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 11 November 2014 - 05:04 AM

Good luck! Further testing (will update this post as soon as I finish each test): HD5450 - works with glitches (artifacts);HDMI audio - fully works;Realtek 8111 - fully works with Mieze's driver;Realtek 8139 (onboard) - not tested, used to work with specific drivers from Mieze;Optiarc DVD player and recorder - not tested;Migration Assistant - fully works;Reboot and shutdown: works fully, shutdown time is instantaneous, boot time a little longer than I'd like but it's ok;Sleep and wake - not tested, used to work fine with Mavericks w/o extra kexts, so I expect it to work;MPlayer X - not tested;Netflix (and thus, Safari and MS Silverlight) - not tested; All the best!

#2083924 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 11 November 2014 - 04:18 AM

Finally had time to do some testing. Severe graphics glitches, in fact even before enabling QE/CI for my HD5450. Reminds me of early ML development for AMD. All in all, If you use an old AMD CPU (pre-Bulldozer) and want to use OS X to do something other than kernel experiments, I recommend waiting for an updated kernel or staying with Mavericks. To all: this is the kernel testing topic. It's meant only to report if and how the released kernels work on our machines. I started to delete without previous notice anything not related to it: posts asking or giving help with installation and post installation issues, benchmarks, casual chatting etc. Count on you guys and gals for keeping this topic clean. Hi guys, do these kernels require SSSE3-capable CPUs or can SSE3-capable CPU load the kernels too? It works with non-ssse3 CPUs. With serious graphics glitches, but it does work.

#2083603 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 10 November 2014 - 04:10 AM

For me, I get a very early ACPI kernel panic, even before the kext summary, with Bronya's kernel and Chameleon. Will play with the boot flags and then try Clover. Old CPU here. All the best!

#2080124 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Testing (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 02 November 2014 - 03:37 PM

My kernel isn't working yet: that's because I mostly adapted an older diff from Bronzovka so it patches successfully the 10.10 open source XNU kernel. I would be a long shot for it to simply work as is, without a thorough research on how it should work on our machines. I bet Bronzovka will have a working solution way faster than I can possibly do, due to his superior skills and my lack of spare time... All the best!

#2079376 [AMD] Yosemite Kernel Release (for help use the Help Topic)

Posted by theconnactic on 01 November 2014 - 03:03 AM

I must have commented out something important ! :) Back to the drawing board!

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