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  1. debugbr

    Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    I think I had this issue before... it was related to the DualLink property on the DSDT file. Maybe if you remove it the graphics will work just fine (don't know). Since I don't use OSX anymore, I can't give you more information than this, sorry.
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    Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    Hello guys. First of all, sorry for any english mistakes. Has been a while that I don't write anything in english. Ok, so, I'd like to share my tests and results. I'm trying to get a GMA 4500 (from my Dell Inspiron 1545) to work on Snow Leopard 10.6.6 using GMA X3100 kexts. I've used Deviato's solution for a few days, but I need a secondary display and resolution options. I prefer this way. Last night I spent 6 hours hacking my DSDT trying to "clean" the VID/GFX0/whatever devices to make sure I know what I'm working with. Eventually I got it "working". I made a lot of try-and-error with _ADR values, thinking that would solve my problems. As expected, it didn't fixed all my problems. I added to my "experiment" the "soft cursor" kexts for GMA4500. That made the display at least show a blue screen! So I read somewhere that wrong EDID can cause internal screen problems (since my external VGA (a 1680x1050 LCD display) was working!). So, I exported my EDID raw data on Windows and loaded it inside /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/DisplayVendorID-756e6b6e/DisplayProductID-717. It kind of worked. Right now I'm typing this on my external display, since the internal has a few problems (but it's working!). The internal LCD is working: I can even change its resolution! But there's a problem that I can't fix: pixelated screen. Since screenshots, of course, won't get pixelated, I'm sharing with you photos of the internal display some icons and text. http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1936/rdsc00498.jpg http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/2736/rdsc00499.jpg http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5254/rdsc00500.jpg So, my question is: how to make it work? I'm also sharing my DSDT file. You won't find there the device-id hack. Using that, I can't load the driver (and I'm not sure why ). For now, I have external display support (probably not a good idea to enable the "Mirror" feature.. it'll crash the entire system lol), but the internal LCD has this stupid problem. Ah, and of course, I'm on 32bit mode. DSDT: dsdt.dsl.txt Thanks in advance. EDIT: Nevermind! DualLink was the problem. Removed and the display worked. Finally! So, for Dell Inspiron 1545 owners: GMA 4500 is possible on Snow Leopard 10.6.6. You'll need "software cursor" kexts and this DSDT: dsdt_r02.dsl.txt GMA4500SystemProfiler.tiff I think I have to thank you guys for discussing the GMA 4500 problems. Without so many information here and other forums, I'd be stuck with Deviato's solution. It's nice to have another way of having native resolution with dual-screen support. Also, booting in 32bits mode is not a big problem. I prefer 64bits mode, of course, but until I get AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext working on it, let's use it this way.
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    Installation hangs

    Nope, I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 for my Hackintosh. But I've found kind of a solution. Install a PCI-E card on that board and it works. Maybe the damn stupid onboard graphics is not enough to power up on VESA mode, I guess. Who knows... I tested here after getting my GTS 250 and it doesn't hangs anymore on that line, but hangs somewhere else. Anyway, the problem itself was fixed, but I didn't want to look further for any other problems.
  4. Yes. The reason it doesn't work is because we don't have QE/CI.
  5. Sorry, as far as I know, you can't use this "workaround" to fix the menubar.
  6. Fixed. Please execute that last new (the new one) on preview code block. This should fix your problem, I guess.
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    SOLVED:X4500 Mouse artifact with Native Resolution

    I guess it's because we don't have QE/CI? (At least on VLC, I guess) On QuickTime, just get the XviD codec. I did this and it worked. Well, I didn't watch a movie on OSX, but I guess it's possible even without QE/CI. But your processor will be on fire soon...
  8. Sorry, I can't. As far as I know I can't post original Apple files here. Please, get a OSX Leopard instalation DVD (you know where to get one..) and extract the files you may need from the packages. And now I removed Mac from my laptop, since I'm not working on it anymore.
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    SOLVED:X4500 Mouse artifact with Native Resolution

    Actually, when I said "correct DSDT" you could use one you make or someone uploaded. I used one which someone uploaded on some topic about the GMA4500 and it worked fine. And yes, creating your own DSDT is something I can call 'insane'. It's insanely weird heheheh I tried one time... and that was the last one 32bit makes difference if you have the correct driver and if you rebuild the kextcache or force all kexts to be loaded (-f). I guess. At least is what I did. Yeah, everyone has a Dell 1545, including myself. It's a great laptop, except for this stupid GMA4500.
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    SOLVED:X4500 Mouse artifact with Native Resolution

    Err.. booting in 32bit mode should solve the problem. Afaik, there isn't any (modded) driver for GMA4500 on x64 enviroment yet. EDIT: black screen? try putting the correct dsdt on root.
  11. I'm not sure if it's possible to do what you want to do. As far as I know, the driver must be modified to make it work on OSX, but I'm not sure about this. Anyway, post here if you get some part of it working!
  12. barrick, just to know, why don't you release the source code? maybe a google project or something like that. then more people could work on this
  13. Yes, we can move chess pieces without hardware acceleration. We already know that. But we can't open imagens on Preview and take screenshots. I guess they are important things we all need to be able to do. What's the cause of this weird problem? We don't know. Looks like a problem with hardware acceleration, but I didn't see anyone saying for sure it's the hardware acceleration the problem. But one thing I can say for sure: I'm not the only one who noticed this problem on our scenario (GMA4500 + Snow Leopard). So, my goal with this topic is to allow people with the same problem to be able to open pictures on Preview and take screenshots using grab/screencapture, which are things I do everytime on OSX. Ok, about Front Row... I never saw it working. It opens to a black screen here. I don't even know what it does If it needs a real hardware acceleration, nevermind. It won't work using Leopard version. I'll test when I have time on Leopard, but I guess it won't work anyway. I tried to open Front Row from my Leopard partition, but it didn't work. It just forked out another process and closed the one I was watching on terminal.. go figure lol