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  1. [Help] Dell Latitude E6400

    Ok, so I finally found that my card is not supported. I thought I was running an NVIDIA Quadro, but i am running the built in Intel graphics card, which is weak... Now I have a new issue that I can't quite get a hold of. For some reason, when my machine boots up, it goes to a black screen. If I do a verbose boot, it runs through everything and then goes to black when it would normally get to the login screen. HOWEVER, if I boot into safe mode, I get the login screen just fine. That makes sense, so it's probably a kext issue somewhere. What is confusing me the most, though, is that, when I reboot after being in Safe Mode... it works!! Then I reboot again and it doesnt. So it only works in safe mode and the immediate reboot after safe mode. Might anyone have some insight on this? I did go through the logs of things happening when the system is starting up and the only thing different between the boot after safe mode and a regular boot is the following error: IS: Invalid firmware max backlight setting Everything I have found on this so far sounds like it causes an issue with being able to change screen brightness, but it makes my screen completely black... Thanks anyone for any help!!
  2. [Help] Dell Latitude E6400

    Sadly I cannot post to the forum that got me all set up and running properly, which was the e6400/e6500 post, but maybe someone here can help. I am running a Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop and it works great. I am all the way up to 10.6.6 and the only thing that I cant seem to get to work properly is my video display. I am perpetually stuck at a 1280x768 display. I am running the NVS Quadro 160M, but I just cannot seem to find the right kext, or maybe I am not editing the right supporting file... I dont know. This is what I see in system profiler about my card: Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x2a42 Revision ID: 0x0007 Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded Displays: Display: Resolution: 1280 x 768 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes And this is my plist file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(0,3)</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Instant Menu</key> <string>No</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> <key>blacklist</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist> So what am I missing? Can someone help a fella out? I wouldnt be surprised one bit if I am simply not doing it right or skipping a step... Thanks!