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  1. Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    I want to make sure I was clear in the above post. I went through all of those steps, except for removing AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and it didn't work for me. In fact I tried to use the stock version of that file as indicated was necessary for the 950 chipset. When I removed it, it immediately began working, I assume because it was then able to use the AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext instead.
  2. Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    OK, I finally got it working. Here is what I did from a base brazilmac image. 1) copied the brazilmac image to the partition I wanted to run it from using dd under linux. 2) booted the system using the -x option to get into safe run mode. 3) under safe mode I moved /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext to /AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext to remove it from the extensions and keep a backup copy. This gave me a display to work with outside of safe mode. Not really necessary, but gave me the ability to reboot as I needed to without having to hit -x each time. 4) I rebooted to get out of Safe mode. 5) I installed efi using the following instructions http://www.digitmemo.com/articles/734/howt...-in-hackintosh/ (in those instructions, after it tells you to reboot and hit f8, make sure you type mach_kernel.patched, not just kernel.patched...that was a typo in the instructions) 6) I booted the system with the real osx kernel and connected the external display. 7) I ran software update to update the system to 10.5.1 8) Upon reboot, only the external display would work. I backed up the copy of Natit.kext already in /System/Library/Extensions. I copied the latest Natit.kext made by Paulicat into /System/Library/Extensions, the ran "sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext" and "sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext". (You can get the Natit.kext from Paulicat at this thread - http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=70282) 9) And this was the key that I missed before. I removed the AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext file from /System/Library/Extensions, making sure to keep a backup but removing it from the folder altogether. I think overall, my problem here was that I didn't have the full instructions. I'm not necessarily dependant on step-by-step instructions, but I just saw the reference to removing the AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer today as I was going back through the threads. On Nov. 12th, paulicat had stated "If you are dealing with an X3100, you DO NOT care about AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer as that is ONLY for gma950's." I didn't realize that removing that file was the key for me. I hope this helps.
  3. Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    Does anyone here also have an S-Video port? I'm wondering if this isn't the reason the natit.kext isn't working. Possibly a three display scenario causing the internal display to be a third device id. I'm not good at hardware level in Mac software, so I may be way off here, but I figured it was worth considering. I figured I would ask on this thread if anyone else here has the svideo port before bugging those with working setups to see if they have svideo ports or not. Just trying to go back to the possible obvious.
  4. Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    I'm actually doing a triboot right now. Vista for work/support reasons and Xubuntu Gutsy Gibbon along with Leopard. I wanted to note that I did try earlier today installing EFI, thus utilizing the real kernel instead of the patched kernel. I was curious if the natit.kext trick would work once the system was updated given the posibility of an update to the stock AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext. I updated to 10.5.1 and applied Paulicats natit.kext and ended up with the same result--External Display working great, no internal display...just blue screen. Although efi did allow it to update, since it emulates the proper bios and the non-patched kernel can be used with it. Don't know if the same result would occur on the dells or the acer, but I just wanted to throw my experience out there for those interested. So I removed my AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext from the extensions folder again, restored the patched kernel, and am back to square one.
  5. Leopard Laptops with NON-working GMA X3100

    I have a compaq c727us. It has a GMA X3100, which is why I'm here. I have leo 10.5 9a581 installed and everything works so far except the video. I followed the previous thread mentioned above and as far as I've been able to get is the blue screen on the internal display and the external display working. The only way I can use it outside of -x safe mode is by removing the AppleIntelGMA3100.kext extension, which gives me the 1024x768 display resolution only. Of course it is hard to decipher from the previous thread wether or not I actually went through the right steps. I basically copied over the natit.kext provided by Paulicat and the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext from the original Leopard install for 10.5. Repaired permissions and attempted a reboot. I was able to get the External display working fine, just not the internal. If there was anything I did wrong there, please let me know. I think maybe a step-by-step posted here, after we get this thing nailed down, would be a good idea.