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  1. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on Acer Aspire 5740G

    Sorry for the very late reply, but I only updated to 10.6.6 and I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.3 to get things to work. But since I was experiencing banding I'm no longer on OSX right now, so I'm afraid I can't be much of a help right now.
  2. Ati Radeon HD 5650 on Lion 10.7 with CI/QE

    If you are having the same problem I had on Snow Leopard (which is why I'm no longer on OSX right now), you are experiencing banding and the wrong pixel depth is shown in system profiler (32 bit is shown, but your graphics look more like 16 bit or lower). Please let me know if and how you fixed this
  3. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on Acer Aspire 5740G

    Yes to the first part, I had it working on my Acer 5740G (see sig, removed 1 of the RAM modules though, so was/am on 4GB), however, using the sleepenabler kext and then removing it corrupted my hackinstall, so I'm typing this off the top of my head. On the second part: I edited my com.apple.boot.plist (in my 'Extra' folder, if I remember correctly) and used 'GraphicsEnabler=Yes' and 'AtiConfig=Eulemur'. Unfortunately, I do not know if extracting your EDID is necessary, all I know is I did it and it worked for me (well, kind of, the color or pixel depth (whatever you want to call it) is always said to be 16 bit (in system profiler), but it was definitely lower). I too didn't really want to do the 'EDID extraction and insertion step', but following that guide 1 step at a time really worked well and wasn't as time consuming as I thought it would be. I haven't researched anything about editing DSDT yet, so no, I haven't edited or created it myself at all. I never updated to 10.6.7, although I did use some 10.7 (Lion) kexts, as per those guides. See step 4.4 (in the first post) on the way I updated to 10.6.6. I did in fact use that boot file, yes (which is said to be edited for the ATI Radeon 5650 Mobility). I think I looked into making hidden files visible in Finder (via Google), to make sure the current boot file actually got overwritten (they are different file sizes and have different creation dates). Thanks and good luck!
  4. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on Acer Aspire 5740G

    I attached the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from my /Extra/Extensions folder (installed with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]). I can't remember if I deleted 1 or 2 kexts from /System/Library/Extensions though. The attached kext doesn't work in 64 bit for me btw (I'm guessing a newer version of the kext will though (the newest version however, didn't work for me in 32bit)). Btw, did you use AtiConfig, AtiFb or both? I'm asking this because I'm experiencing banding (color/pixel depth is 16bit or lower, even though system info says otherwise). VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip
  5. Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Has anyone else noticed that even though system profiler says 32 bit at 'Pixel Depth', it really looks like 16 bit (watch an HD video to really notice)? Changing the color profile doesn't help, which is too bad. I get this booting with Eulemur as well as with Vervet (Hoolock now gives me artifacts) and both in 32 and 64 bit mode. Am I the only one with this issue or do others have this as well? [edit]I haven't used a rom file to be able to boot btw, neither used the AtiFb flag. Could that be it?[/edit]
  6. 1. INTRODUCTION This is my first "guide" on how to get the following working on your Acer Aspire 5740G: ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 (QE/CI and res on laptop screen) Keyboard and trackpad (incl tapping) Sound The things that I don't have working (yet) are: Trackpad 2-finger (or more) scrolling Sleep Laptop battery icon 64 bit mode (working) Things that I haven't looked into (and don't really need yet) are: VGA output HDMI output SPDIF output Mic input Ethernet This means those might be working or might not be. Please bear with me, since I don't know if all the steps I'm about to describe are necessary, but it's what worked for me. If anyone knows of an easier way to get things to work on this laptop, please share. Also: why I mentioned "guide" (using quotation marks), is because this isn't as much a guide as it is a collection of referrals to other guides, so credit goes out to the people who made those. Another sidenote: I extracted my EDID beforehand in Windows using the guide mentioned in step 4.2. 2. HARDWARE First off: for those who have the 8GB version of this laptop like I do, I removed 1 of the RAM modules (which is 4GB) to get this to install. 3. BIOS I didn't have to make changes in my BIOS, just had to make sure AHCI was enabled instead of IDE. 4. INSTALLING OSX I followed 'Phase One: Partitioning & Formatting' and 'Phase Two: Installing Snow Leopard', from step 1 through 12 of this guide after this I was able to boot into the partition I created for OSX using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported CD and then, I followed this guide to inject my EDID (which I obtained beforehand, in Windows) right after that (without rebooting) I installed [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.3 (selecting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], Voodoo PS/2 Controller and Chameleon RC5 ATI experimental bootloader) the next step for me was following this guide from step 4 through 6 (!), I don't remember if I had to use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD again to boot into my OSX partition before that though after step 6 I followed atlee's directions (from the same topic), which are: 'First time you boot, boot using GraphicsEnabler=No, Install a program called SwitchresX which you can set screen res 1366x768 for your laptop screen, save it. Reboot using GraphicsEnabler=Yes and AtiConfig=Eulemur, Now you will have QE/CI, Full resolution!' finally I used this guide (post #24) using Kexthelper to get sound working correctly DisplayProductID.zip
  7. Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Thanks, my laptop keyboard works now! Still no trackpad and no sound though, guess I'll try some other kexts. [edit]Ok, I've got my keyboard and my trackpad/touchpad/mousepad (whatever u want to call it) working by reinstalling [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with Voodoo PS 2 Controller and System Utilities (and of course copying the modified boot file before rebooting). Last thing up is sound :) [/edit] [edit 2]Got sound working as well by installing VoodooHDA, only my mic volume is too high and it doesn't respond to the mic volume slider in System Preferences. This results in my laptop speakers hissing really loud or my headphones hissing as well (less loud though, probably because my laptop mic is reeeaaally close to my laptop speaker)..[/edit] [edit 3]Deleted AppleHDA.kext and reinstalled this VoodooHDA.kext: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...1499&st=20# as per those instructions. So yeah, that means what's necessary is working [/edit 3]
  8. Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Thanks everyone!! I am now on SL 10.6.6 with QE/CI using Eulemur (semi-transparent taskbar, ripple effects and resolution change The only problems I have now is that my laptop trackpad and keyboard and my sound isn't working (where they were working fine before) [edit] AtiConfig=Hoolock works for me too, still no internal keyboard/trackpad though [/edit]
  9. Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Thanks for your previous replies about VNC software, I'm using an app from RealVNC on my iPhone. [edit] Guess I have to install [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] before upgrading... [/edit]
  10. Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Any recommendations on what VNC software to use (perhaps UltraVNC)?
  11. Mobility Radeon HD 5650 QE/CI WORK! (26/2 Update!)

    Thanks for your reply, too bad for me and my 5740G then I was about to try this method, but I'm unable to boot into OSX or bootloaders (including [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]) since my latest BIOS flash (I think my MBR may be corrupted because of the flash). Oh well..
  12. Mobility Radeon HD 5650 QE/CI WORK! (26/2 Update!)

    I think this translation: Through observation, I think the card BIOS on the motherboard may be a chameleon. Three cases of success is the Acer Acer 4745g and 4820t, after investigation, are insyde bios, same Acer 5740 (hulinyun the students) are not, it's BIOS is Phoenix, the Lenovo y460 (my present), y560 does not work, their BIOS is Phoenix, another hellozhangxin students dell inspiron 5010 is the same problem, it's bios is the "Dell Inc A10" (Master Lu measured, not routine). So the BIOS may be the key, of course, could be purely coincidental. If you do with the BIOS on the motherboard, there might be hope? suggests this method may only work on the laptops: Acer 4745g, 4820t and 5740 (the 'three cases of success') or similar. Source: http://bbs.pcbeta.com/viewthread.php?tid=8...ra=&page=15.
  13. ati mobility radeon 5650

    Sorry, I was just wondering what it is you're trying to do exactly and what your progress is (I read that your laptop was being repaired before posting, I was just taking a guess at your progress and obviously I don't know anything about what it is that an extracted VBIOS could do to get the mobility Radeon to work on OSX). So, yeah, never mind.
  14. ati mobility radeon 5650

    @lince5 So you've edited your BIOS and flashed it and now your Mobility Radeon videocard works with OSX??
  15. ati mobility radeon 5650

    What did you do to get resolution change exactly, only use aty_init.kext from link and use Kabyl's bootloader from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.0.3 (http://www.tonymacx86.com), or also a GraphicsEnabler and/or VBIOS command at startup?