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  1. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    Actually, I missed this post before, looked more into it and found this DSDT thread by "fassl" http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...pic=133683%2522 He seems to believe this is the route to go, perhaps the only problem is the lack of people with VAIO's, like most of us following this thread, actually testing it out. I'll look into it myself after I finish my taxes.
  2. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    The EFI string (and NVCAP) method is a bit hard for me to understand. The link I provided supposedly had the EFI string for 7400go, so I put that in the boot.plist file, uninstalled Macvidia, etc. but the display went back to 1024x768. There are 2 7400go though, one is 256MBVRAM, the other, mine, is 64. Not sure if they would produce different EFI strings. Need to take a break for a few days. Fairly happy with the state of my setup, it's just fullscreen video playback is terrible (tried Quicktime, VLC, and MPlayer) and a few of the CoreImaging features don't work, like a translucent menu bar, the ripple effect when adding dashboard widgets, etc.
  3. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    Here's an option I just discovered. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=64656 I was able to enable QuartzGL which seems to be an (buggy) alternative to Quartz Extreme for boosting visual performance. My windows move quick and smoothly now, the Genie effect works smoothly, dashboard flies in without any slowdown. System Profiler after enable QuartzGL: Core Image: Software Quartz Extreme: Not Supported QuartzGL: Supported My next route to try to enable QuartzExtreme is uninstalling Macvidia (old solution, but the fact it works partially gives me hope), and messing with the 7400go EFI string installs. http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?PHPSESSI...&topic=55.0 More info about QuartzGL:
  4. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    I'm looking into ways people not using VAIO's resolved issues with "Quartz Extreme Not Supported" with video cards that are capable of supporting it (nvidia 7xxx Go's should be fine). This may end up being a different path than the original poster (Krazubu) suggested. I think we're all looking for the same solution though.
  5. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    Well, "Enable Quartz Extreme" is grayed out in Quartz Debug. Under System Profiler, I get: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 64 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x01d8 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1280 x 800 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Software Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported
  6. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    well, i followed "Code#"s steps from here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...amp;pid=1115065 Post #9 (not his first one since that didn't work for him) i am able to at least adjust the resolution and the special effects may be handled by the processor and RAM, rather than the video card. i am not 100% certain. i am about to mess with QuartzDebug and see what's going on. so far, i'm happy...better than my first attempt installed 6 months ago when i couldn't even adjust the resolution, or if i installed an nvidia solution, i wouldn't be able to see anything on my laptop..
  7. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    Well, I'm impatient and I think I could possibly help at this point, so I'm installing OSX again. There's another thread where a person was able to adjust screen resolution, but (maybe) still no QE/CI. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...amp;pid=1115065 I'll keep everyone updated.
  8. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    I check this page frequently. I was looking to get a MacBook or iMac, but Apple keeps releasing overpriced and disappointing computers. I really hope there's a solution for VAIO owners
  9. I'm really considering this model (HDX16, not 18) as well, but I want to mainly run OS X. I am quite tired of Vista and Windows 7, which I've been running since public beta. I think OS X looks much cleaner, is easier to navigate, doesn't have as many security problems, doesn't have odd annoyances, like taking 5+ minutes to delete a bunch of files sometimes as I experience with 7 and Vista. For the same price as a budget white MacBook, with the same 4GB DDR2 RAM, 2Ghz processor, and 250GB hdd, I also get a better 1920x1200 display, better graphics card (512MB 9600M GT, same as the high-end MacBook Pros), and a Blu-Ray player = $1300. Insane, considering the same specs for a MacBook Pro (only the 17" model supports 1920x1200) cost $2700. $1400 difference for better industrial design and DDR3 RAM, but no blu-ray, wtf? Can't believe they can still get away with charging so much. I kind of want to not buy one, and buy OS X, to get the message to them that OS X is great, but their hardware pricing is absurd and I'm not paying that just to run OS X. Anyway, so the main problem with this model is the default wireless card, the card reader, and some issues with sound if it goes into sleep mode. That's it? Otherwise, it works as smooth as a MacBook Pro would? DVDs are burnable, Blu-Ray is playable (via VLC)? Has anyone tested TV-out using HDMI? That's quite important to me. Are there any other wireless cards that should work? That Belkin card has extremely terrible reviews on Amazon (1 star, with every person upset with it): http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F5D8073-Wirel...r/dp/B000RMPP5G The regular (ethernet) network card is fine, right?
  10. Thanks. Too many problems there. Guess I'll just wait for the next MacBook refreshes that should hopefully occur in the next 2-3 months. Assuming they add a Blu-Ray option and hopefully better mini-Display adapters.
  11. Interested in this laptop: http://www.dell.com/content/products/produ...;l=en&s=dhs It's about half the cost of a 17" MacBook Pro with similar specs, but it also has a built in Blu-Ray player. Main difference is a slightly weaker ATI graphics card (Radeon Mobility 3670 512 MB). Should it run OS X smoothly or are there any known problems with this model or any of the hardware listed below? I'd prefer not paying more for much less (MacBook/MBPro) just so I can run OS X. Tired of Windows after having used Vista and running 7 since public beta, similar annoying problems from Vista still there Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz/1066MHz FSB/3M L2Cache) Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo T9400 (2.53GHz/1066MHz FSB/6M L2Cache) Up to 8GB 1067MHz DDR3 SDRAM Intel® PM45 with Centrino® 2 ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3670-512MB Edge-to-edge Glossy 16 inch Full HD RGB-LED LCD display (1080p) Up to 500GB3 7200RPM Hard Drive 4X Blu-ray Disc Slot-load Combo Drive (DVD/CD+/-RW + BD Read) 2.0MP Integrated Webcam Dual Digital Array Microphones Wi-Fi Options: Dell 1515 Wireless N Mini-Card Intel® 5100 Wireless N Half Mini-Card Intel® 5300 Wireless N Half Mini-Card Mobile Broadband: Dell Wireless 5530 Mini-Card for AT&TTM Dell Wireless 5720s Mini-Card for SprintTM Dell Wireless 5720v Mini-Card for VerizonTM Bluetooth Options: Bluetooth® Internal (2.0) mini-card- Standard Ports, Slots, Chassis Externally Accessible (2) USB 2.0 compliant ports (1) USB 2.0 compliant / e-SATA port with PowerShare 15-pin VGA video connector IEEE compliant 1394a port Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45) 54mm Express Card slot Display Port HDMI Port AC adapter connector Audio jacks (2 line-out, 1 Mic-in) 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
  12. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    All I know is I'm never buying a VAIO again. I paid more for this laptop because it was the only 13" I could find at the time that wasn't using Intel integrated POS graphics. But Sony is as bad as Apple, if not worse, with controlling their hardware. nVidia just released a ton of updates for their drivers (though not mine), but the only exception was VAIO users. They instructed VAIO users to get updates from Sony. I'm tempted to teach myself whatever it is I need to learn so I can try to resolve this problem. Not exactly sure what I'd need to learn or do though.
  13. was thinking the same thing. the linked instructions ended with the original author stating the internal display would (still) not work using QE/CI with the Go, just the Intel integrated graphics. i'm assuming the other person just installed it for the first time using those instructions, was using his in the default non-accelerated mode, and wasn't aware of the display problem before making the post.
  14. Some tracks for VAIO display support

    Damn Sony/VAIO! Tried OS X like 8 months ago, but had this problem. Eventually tired of the terrible default display and uninstalled it. Was hoping there was a fix by now, but seems difficult. Thanks Krazubu. Sounds like we're close to a fix, we just need someone who knows enough about coding OS X and Linux, and with an interest in this specific project, to port it. Wish I could teach myself. Playing with Windows 7 recently, which I like a bit more than Vista, but it still feels years behind OS X. It's basically an optimized Vista with a few visual tweaks. Made me want to give OS X another shot. Wishing I could sell my laptop for a reasonable price (likely lose $1000, though it's less than 2 years old) and get a MacBook these days. I could easily run both with no special hacking.
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