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  1. Mostly because of my partly success in making proper patch for all Radeon R9 270 Series GPU-s described in Radeon R9 270X FrameBuffer issue topic, but also because I see that many of you are still searching for some sort of help, I was coming to an idea to share some of my conclusions via this tutorial, in hope that it will resolve all of your current troubles. Once when you check this tutorial and you use it, you will understand better where is the problem and eventually, after you determinate what is what you will be able to fix it. It is important to say, that this tutorial is universal and it can be used for any AMD GPU. So lets start… Modifying the AMD driver is one of the advanced hacker's technique, however, recently with clover in combination, the whole process can be reduced to a decent minimum. This tutorial aims to discover what specific digits in the code do and basically to educate so that everyone can make necessary modification alone and w/o further assistant. All you need is a bit of good will and some patience. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Extracting ROM file - Step 1 involves extraction of the original ROM file from your graphics card. This could be done from Windows by applications such as GPU-Z or some other similar, or from Mac OS X via DPCIManager application. Extracted ROM file you’ll need to save and then switch again in your Mac OS X. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finding proper FB - Step 2 involves finding proper frame buffer that can be used by your GPU. In order to do this properly, we will need a terminal and corresponding ATI FrameBuffers script. We need this one to extract FB code inside AMDXXXXControllers.kexts. Download ATI FrameBuffers php scripts by Pavo. Unpack the zip file on the desktop, then switch to terminal. Type php then simply drag the script in the terminal and press enter. What you’ll get is a long series of codes together with the exact names of the frame buffers inside certain AMD Controller kexts. Although by using this patching method we can modified any FB, it is recommended that you find the proper one for your GPU, which might already work with your card. The point with this is to locate those that contain the same number of connectors, so per example: My GPU has 4 connectors: 2xDVI, 1xHDMI and 1xDP - so this means that I need to use FB with 4 connectors. In the AMD personality dump file, just under the first line with FB name, we can find info that we need. Personality: Futomaki ConnectorInfo count in decimal: 4 So this means that I should check those FB-s first. Copy the code from the terminal in the Text Editor and save it on the desktop. Then take a look carefully extracted code, and write all frame buffers from the AMD Controller kext that drives your video card. For example, Radeon R9 270X that I’m using, is driven by AMD7000Controller.kext which containing the following list of frame buffers: MaguroS, Maguro, KaniS, Kani, Junsai, IkuraS, Ikura, OPM, Hamachi, Futomaki, Gari, Ebi, Dashimaki, Chutoro, Buri, Aji. For Radeon 6850HD it is necessary to look at the list of FB extracted from AMD6000Controller.kext, etc. ... Now that you have the names of FB-s you will need to determine which of them your card can use. The simplest way of doing this is Clover, although it is possible to do the same thing with Chameleon boot loader, but I'll be focusing exclusively this time on Clover. So open Clover Configurator and in the Graphics section of the FB Name field, type the first FB from your list. Then restart computer and reboot again in OS X. If all goes well, your graphics will work immediately (with or without GL quartz enabled), however, there are two more situations that may occur. First one is a situation where you will get a black screen, but the monitor will stays on. This also means that assigned FB works, but the connectors code inside dedicated AMD Controller kext is mismatched. In this situation pressing the ALT+CMD+Eject buttons on Apple keyboards and WIN+ALT+F12 on PC keyboards will simply sleep your computer. After waking from sleep your computer will activate the screen again. Basically, this is the one of the most common situation which requires further patching. In all other situations, most likely your monitor will automatically be switched off. This means that the assigned FB does not work, or another word that is not compatible with your GPU. In this situation my recommendation would be that you simply restart your computer. The best way to do that is to implement the software restart by pressing CTRL+CMD+Eject buttons on Apple keyboards or for PC keyboards that would be CRTL+ALT+F12, after which the computer will just restart immediately. By modifying Clover Boot options from its menu, where you can rename assigned FB or simply remove all enabled Graphics options that you are previously assigned, you will be able to re-boot OS X normally again. Basically, this is the part that will certainly take you some time before you discover which FB best suits to your card, but when you do this, you're ready for the next step. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FB Code Construction - Step 3 is the most important and involves modifying the original driver or more precisely, it considers changing hexadecimal values inside the driver that are defining the connector output signal from your graphic card. For this maneuver we will need correct values extracted from the existing ROM file, and that can be done through the two scripts: radeon_bios_decode and redsock_bios_decoder scripts. It is necessary to use both because they are giving different results. Basically only with both results we can collect all the necessary data that we need. Scripts can be used in a similar way. You’ll need to open the terminal, drag the first script in a terminal then press once space, than type < than once space again and now drag your ROM file in the terminal and simply hit Enter. The obtained result will look something like this (example R9 270X) localhost:~ Vladimir$ /Users/Vladimir/Developer/Ati\ Workbench/AMD\ Graphics\ tool/Radeon\ BIOS\ decoders/radeon_bios_decode < /Users/Vladimir/Developer/Ati\ Workbench/AMD\ Graphics\ tool/AMD\ BIOS/Pitcairn.rom radeon_bios_decode will give the following result: ATOM BIOS Rom: SubsystemVendorID: 0x148c SubsystemID: 0x2336 IOBaseAddress: 0x0000 Filename: E8B11LCC.HHW BIOS Bootup Message: C63101 CURACAO XT 2GB GDDR5 64Mx32 E8B11LCC.HHW 2013 PCI ID 1002: 6810 Connector at index 0 Type [offset 43522]: DisplayPort (10) Encoder [offset 43526]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [offset 43632]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1 Connector at index 1 Type [offset 43532]: HDMI-A (11) Encoder [offset 43536]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [offset 43659]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 Connector at index 2 Type [offset 43542]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [offset 43546]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e) i2cid [offset 43696]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6 Connector at index 3 Type [offset 43552]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [offset 43556]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15) i2cid [offset 43696]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6 Connector at index 4 Type [offset 43562]: DVI-D (3) Encoder [offset 43566]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20) i2cid [offset 43723]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5 redsock_bios_decoder will give the following result: E8B11LCC.HHW: C63101 CURACAO XT 2GB GDDR5 64Mx32 E8B11LCC.HHW 2013 Subsystem Vendor ID: 148c Subsystem ID: 2336 Object Header Structure Size: 355 Connector Object Table Offset: 48 Router Table Object Offset: 0 Encoder Object Table Offset: fd Display Path Table Offset: 12 Connector Object Id [19] which is [DISPLAY_PORT] encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x12 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x4)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [12] which is [HDMI_TYPE_A] encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x22 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x5)] linkb: true Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x1e] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY (osx txmit 0x10 [duallink 0x0] enc 0x0)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x15] which is [INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (osx txmit 0x00 0x10 enc)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [4] which is [DVI_D] encoder obj id [0x20] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (osx txmit 0x11 [duallink 0x1] enc 0x2)] linkb: false Copy and paste the results into Text Editor and save it. Then extract the following items from both results like in this example by following the color order: 01 [DISPLAY_PORT] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x21 transmitter 0x12 dual link 0x2 enc 0x4 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 0 Type [@offset 43522]: DisplayPort (10) Encoder [@offset 43526]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [@offset 43632]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1 Code construction: 12 04 01 01 02 [HDMI_TYPE_A] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x21 transmitter 0x22 dual link 0x2 enc 0x5 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 1 Type [@offset 43532]: HDMI-A (11) Encoder [@offset 43536]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [@offset 43659]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 Code construction: 22 05 02 03 03 [DVI_I] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x1e transmitter 0x10 dual link 0x0 enc 0x0 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 2 Type [@offset 43542]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 43546]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e) i2cid [@offset 43696]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6 Code construction: 10 00 03 06 04 [DVI_I] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x15 transmitter 0x00 enc 0x10 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 3 Type [@offset 43552]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 43556]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15) i2cid [@offset 43696]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6 Code construction: 00 10 04 06 05 [DVI_D] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x20 transmitter 0x11 dual link 0x1 enc 0x2 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 4 Type [@offset 43562]: DVI-D (3) Encoder [@offset 43566]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20) i2cid [@offset 43723]: 0x94, OSX senseid: 0x5 Code construction: 11 02 05 05 Now let's look at the original source code extracted from the original driver for the FB Futomaki that activates R9 270X: Personality: Futomaki 10.9.2 ConnectorInfo count in decimal: 4 Disk offset in decimal 811280 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 01 12 04 04 01 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 02 01 22 05 05 02 04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 03 00 00 00 06 06 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 04 00 11 02 01 03 Each row represents definition for the one connector. In this case we have 4 of them. In order to better understand what is what I will separate first line from the code as an example: 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 01 12 04 04 01 Divided into segments: 00 04 00 00 / Connector type 04 03 00 00 / ATY, ControlFlags 00 01 01 01 / Features 12 / Transmitter 04 / Encoder 04 / hotplug ID 01 / Sense ID What this means? First I’ll put the list of all types of connectors: Connector Type LVDS 0 × 00000002 = 02 00 00 00 Note: Laptop Monitor Connector Type DVIDL 0 × 00000004 = 04 00 00 00 Note: Dual Link DVI Connector Type VGA 0 × 00000010 = 10 00 00 00 Connector Type SV 0 × 00000080 = 08 00 00 00 Connector Type DP = 0 × 00000400 00 04 00 00 Connector Type HDMI 0 × 00000800 = 00 08 00 00 Connector Type DVISL 0 × 00000200 = 00 02 00 00 Note: Single Link DVI So now it's clear that first 4 pair of numbers represents the type of connector in the code: 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 01 12 04 04 01 / Display Port 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 02 01 22 05 05 02 / Display Port 04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 03 00 00 00 06 06 / DVI-D 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 04 00 11 02 01 03 / HDMI Constructed FB is made this way, mostly due to the fact that Apple monitors are using DP as the primary connection and then we have beneath in order all others. In the vast majority of cases there, you will need to change only the last 4 digits, which are also the most important for proper connector injection, or eventually you will need to assign further a DVI-I (SL) connection for your monitor. In this case, it is basically a mandatory thing mostly because the original code does not have it. Therefore, we will need to change the second row from DP into DVI-SL. The initial input of first four pairs of digits we will need to change from 00 04 00 00 to 00 02 00 00, which is the proper input for DVI-SL. 00 02 00 00 Then follows the explanation of the second set of digits: 0×0002 : LVDS ControlFlag : 0×0040 and 0×0100 0×0004 : DVI ControlFlag : 0×0016, 0×0014, and 0×214 0×0010 : VGA ControlFlag : 0×0010 0×0080 : S-Video ControlFlag : 0×0002 0×0200 : DVI ControlFlag : 0×0014, 0×0214, and 0×0204 0×0400 : DisplayPort ControlFlag : 0×0100, 0×0104, 0×0304, 0×0604, and 0×0400 0×0800 : HDMI ControlFlag : 0×0200 0×1000 : DVI ControlFlag : 0×0016 Translated in to: Connector Type DP 04 03 00 00 Connector Type DP 04 03 00 00 Connector Type HDMI 00 02 00 00 Connector Type DVIDL 14 02 00 00 Connector Type_DVISL C 04 02 00 00 Connector Type_DVISL 04 02 00 00 From this example it is clear that in the modified row we should add further 04 02 00 00 according to the matched connector name. So after first 00 02 00 00 we will need to add the following 4 pair of digits 04 02 00 00 and all together it looks like this: 00 02 00 00 04 02 00 00 The following is the part that relates to the ATY,Features (hex digits): The first pair of numbers: 0 × 0002: LVDS * 0x09 = 09 0 × 0004: DVI 0x00 = 00 0 × 0010: VGA 0x00 = 00 0 × 0080: S-Video 0x04 = 04 0 × 0200: DVI 0x00 = 00 0 × 0400: Display Port 0 × 00 = 00 0 × 0800: HDMI 0 × 00 = 00 0 × 1000: DVI 0x00 = 00 The second pair of numbers: Use Internal * 0 × 01 = 01 Use RGB YUV On 0 × 04 = 04 Use Backlight * 0 × 08 = 08 Backlight Inverted 0 × 10 = 10 Use Clamshell 0 × 20 = 20 A third pair of numbers represents the order of connector activation 01 = first active connector 02 = second active connector 03 = third active connector etc. ... I suggest that you mark as first, connector raw that your monitor will use it as primary. The fourth two numbers are listed as Unknown: You can leave the same like in the original code (usually stands 01 or 00) or simply replace it with zeros - 00. I will in this demonstration left the original values: Finally, we add the following digits: 00 02 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 01 01 Last four digits simply rewrite from the above constructed table: 03 [DVI_I] redsock_bios_decoder : enc obj 0x1e transmitter 0x10 dual link 0x0 enc 0x0 radeon_bios_decode: Connector at index 2 Type [@offset 43542]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 43546]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e) i2cid [@offset 43696]: 0x95, OSX senseid: 0x6 Code construction: 10 00 03 06 I will explain in short, what is what here, but that would not be important much anyway. The only one thing important it is the order of digits that we need to use and the patch will work. So here it is: Transmitter - the first two digits Encoder - the second two digits Hotplug ID - third two digits Sense ID - Fourth two digits --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So that was detail explanation, however, we can simplify this procedure by using next basic code schematics per connector: LVDS / 02000000 40000000 08010000 / + (add your code construction) VGA / 10000000 10000000 00010000 / + (add your code construction) DP / 00040000 04030000 00010000 / + (add your code construction) DVI-SL / 00020000 04020000 00010000 / + (add your code construction) DVI-DL / 04000000 14020000 00010000 / + (add your code construction) HDMI / 00080000 00020000 00010000 / + (add your code construction) As you can see, all you have to do is to add the last 8 digits which you need to construct by yourself (see example above) Sierra is using additional digits in the code, so you'll need to add extra zero segments in front of your code construction and after it. Check example bellow: 00080000 00020000 00010000 00000000 + (add your code construction) 00000000 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So this is it, and here we have final construction. 00 02 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 01 01 10 00 03 06 Except for the above modification, like I said, in most cases you will need to replace only the last four values: Original code: 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 01 12 04 04 01 - DP 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 02 01 22 05 05 02 - DP 04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 03 00 00 00 06 06 - DVI-DL 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 04 00 11 02 01 03 - HDMI Modified code: 00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 02 01 12 04 01 01 - DP 00 02 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 01 01 01 10 00 03 06 - DVI-I 04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 03 00 11 02 05 05 - DVI-D 00 08 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 01 04 00 22 05 02 03 - HDMI With this, the whole thing is completed and you are now ready for the final step. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clover Injection - Step 4 involves injection of the code and its activation. This can be done in several ways: kext patching by some hex tool or making the Binary patch, however, none of these methods are sufficiently elegant, mostly because in this case we will need to patch driver every time when we make system upgrade. Luckily we have a Clover, which is able to apply such modification "on the fly" which is ideal concept, or other words, this method represents a permanent solution that does not depend from the future system upgrades. Open Clover Configurator, and go to the Kernel & Kext patches. Click on the plus sign in the KextsToPatch field : Then type the name of the kext you want to patch, in this case this is AMD7000Controller. In the next field, enter the original hex code extracted from the driver, and next to it write a new one that you have created. Eventually, you can add notes in the next field (par example: Connectors patch) and that was it. You are ready for testing. If you are all done properly everything will work from the first attempt. If not you will need to work further on it. But if something goes wrong, you can always change the name of the FB or simply to uncheck the options that you have activated in the Graphics panel and thus everything will be back to its initial state. Decoders.zip ATI-framebuffers.zip
  2. THIS TOPIC IS THE RESULT OF VARIUS SPLITTED POST FROM CLOVER GENERAL DISCUSSION THE MAIN GOAL OF THAT IS KEEP TRACK OF THE RESULT IN THE TEST AND MAYBE FIND POSSIBLE SOLUTION ON THE BOOT HANG WITH POLARIS CARDS WITHOUT THE HELP OF PRIMARY iGPU ALSO TO KEEP THE CLOVER GENERAL DISCUSSION TOPIC CLEAN... Other related topic: - AMD Polaris IDs on 10.12 Sierra - 10.12 Sierra AMD Framebuffer dump script ErmaC (November, 12 2016) Hi guys A question from a noob: it's about Clover support for Polaris graphics cards https://sourceforge.net/p/cloverefiboot/code/HEAD/tree/rEFIt_UEFI/Platform/ati.c (line 277) //Polaris { 0x67C0, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII, "AMD Radeon Polaris 10", kNull }, { 0x67DF, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII, "AMD Radeon RX480", kNull }, { 0x67E0, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII, "AMD Radeon RX460", kNull }, { 0x67EF, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII, "AMD Radeon RX460", kNull }, { 0x67FF, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII, "AMD Radeon Polaris 11", Shouldn't we have CHIP_FAMILY_POLARIS instead of CHIP_FAMILY_HAWAII??? Or maybe CHIP_FAMILY_BAFFIN (for Polaris 11) and CHIP_FAMILY_ELLESMERE (for Polaris 10)??? Also, are you sure about RX460 with 0x67E0??? According to AMD and Linux Kernel Driver DataBase, there's no RX 460 with that device. Here, all known Polaris graphics cards device-ids
  3. Introduction With Whatevergreen.kext we already have a workaround for the AMD GPU wakeup issue which first arose with the release of El Capitan, but as a workaround is just a second class solution for a problem I decided to trace back the reason for the issue to it's origin and this post is the result of my research. As I used a R9 270X to do my research, which is the only AMD GPU I have, my patch has only been verified to work properly with this chip but according to the information sources I used, I have no reason to believe it won't work on other AMD GPU's too. In case there is still some uncertainty left in a particular point, I will mention this explicitly. Materials Used The Linux kernel sources of the Radeon driver in order to get a better understanding of the GPU's internals: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon?h=next-20171013 A copy of the ACPI 6.0 specs in order to find out how to dump the chip's control register space. A disassembler, e.g. objdump in Terminal or the trial version of Hopper Disassembler. What I Did As it's been a well known fact that wakeup with AMD GPUs still works with El Capitan and Sierra provided you select the IGPU as primary GPU enabled CSM and use Legacy VBIOS of the AMD GPU in BIOS setup. I was wondering what is different with UEFI VBIOS and decided to I create dumps of the GPU's control register space while using Legacy VBIOS with CSM enabled and while using UEFI VBIOS with CSM disabled in order to find out. Comparing the register space contents it became obvious where the root of the problem lies and how it can be fixed with a DSDT patch. Technical Background Using Legacy VBIOS only the primary GPU is initialized by the VBIOS, i.e. only the IGPU is initialized while the AMD GPU is left untouched. When OS X boots up the framebuffer controller kext will find the AMD GPU in vanilla state, initialize it properly and wakeup will work as expected. That's also the reason why you have to blind boot in this configuration. Using UEFI VBIOS the AMD GPU will be initialized too, provided it has a display connected to one of it's ports. You'll see the BIOS splash screen and will be able to access the BIOS settings but unfortunately macOS's framebuffer controller kext will notice that the GPU has already been initialized and skips the basic setup so that the configuration made by the VBIOS will be used and this is the point where things start to go wrong because this configuration seems to be broken causing wakeup to fail. First of all you have to locate the AMD GPU in your DSDT. In my case it can be found at _SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP but it needs to be renamed to GFX0 for AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext (AGDP) to work properly. This can be done manually or using a Clover patch (this is what I did) and I assume that this problem has been already solved before. The reason why I mention it explicitly here, is that you should be aware of it and don't get confused when your AMD GPU has a different name in the DSDT than in IORegistry. Second, we need to get access to the GPU's control register space. According to the Linux sources, PCI Base Address Register 2 (BAR2) is used to address the control register space on Radeon HD5000, HD6000 and HD7000 GPUs. It's a 64bit base address register but newer GPUs (BONAIRE and above, i.e. Radeon HD8000 and HD9xxx) are different as the use BAR5 instead of BAR2. Unlike BAR2, BAR5 is a 32bit base address register. On my R9 270X (PITCAIRN) BAR5 is zero so that I decided to use this as an indication to use BAR2 but I must confess that I haven't checked if it works for all supported GPUs too. In case my patch doesn't work for you, be aware that this might be a pitfall! The Radeon driver's source code tells us that the first display controller engine's registers can be found starting at offset 0x6800. It also tells us a lot about the meaning of the register contents. Using Legacy VBIOS my R9 270X's display controller engine's registers are still at their default values when macOS boots: 00006800 01 00 00 00 08 80 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006810 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006820 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006830 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006840 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006850 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006860 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006870 00 00 00 00 08 80 00 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006880 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006890 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 000068a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 000068b0 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 20 |........... ... | 000068c0 00 00 00 20 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 20 |... ....... ... | 000068d0 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 |... ..... ......| 000068e0 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 |... ......... ..| 000068f0 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 |..... ......... | With UEFI VBIOS the display controller engine's registers look quite different. Using the Linux driver sources you can easily make sense out of these values and will discover that I've got a 4K display connected to my R9 270X which is configured to it's native resolution using 32 bits per pixel. 00006800 01 00 00 00 0a 80 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006810 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0f 00 00 f4 00 00 00 |................| 00006820 f4 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006830 00 00 00 00 00 0f 00 00 70 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 |........p.......| 00006840 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006850 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006860 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006870 00 00 00 00 08 80 00 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006880 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 00006890 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 000068a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................| 000068b0 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 20 |........... ... | 000068c0 00 00 00 20 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 20 |... ....... ... | 000068d0 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 |... ..... ......| 000068e0 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 |... ......... ..| 000068f0 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 |..... ......... | The rest was just a little bit of laborious work and trial and error, comparing register contents, understanding their meanings and see what happens when you reset these registers to their default values. If you try to play around with your GPU's control registers a little bit more, be prepared to get a garbled screen for a few seconds. After all I've managed to create a DSDT patch which fixes the wrong registers while preserving screen output during boot and, most important, solves the wakeup issue. The Patch Putting things together I created a DSDT patch to fix the incorrectly initialized registers. With this patch applied, I now have working wakeup with my R9 270X under Sierra (10.12.6) using UEFI VBIOS with CSM disabled in UEFI setup. No kext patches or additional kexts are needed anymore for sleep/wake to work properly with my R9 270X anymore. I can see the BIOS splash screen on my display and can access UEFI setup but the best of all is that there hasn't been a single wakeup issue since I applied this patch. Device (PEGP) { Name (_ADR, Zero) // _ADR: Address OperationRegion (PCIB, PCI_Config, Zero, 0x0100) Field (PCIB, AnyAcc, NoLock, Preserve) { Offset (0x10), BAR0, 32, BAR1, 32, BAR2, 64, BAR4, 32, BAR5, 32 } Method (_INI, 0, NotSerialized) // _INI: Initialize { If (LEqual (BAR5, Zero)) { Store (BAR2, Local0) } Else { Store (BAR5, Local0) } OperationRegion (GREG, SystemMemory, And (Local0, 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF0), 0x8000) Field (GREG, AnyAcc, NoLock, Preserve) { Offset (0x6800), GENA, 32, GCTL, 32, LTBC, 32, Offset (0x6810), PSBL, 32, SSBL, 32, PTCH, 32, PSBH, 32, SSBH, 32, Offset (0x6848), FCTL, 32, Offset (0x6EF8), MUMD, 32 } Store (Zero, FCTL) Store (Zero, PSBH) Store (Zero, SSBH) Store (Zero, LTBC) Store (One, GENA) Store (Zero, MUMD) } } In case you have in-detail questions or need AML code for debugging (code to dump BARs or to dump the GPUs control register space) please let me know. I'm willing to share all my information in order support further research. Below you can find the register dumps I created attached to this post. FAQ Do I still have to select the IGPU as the primary display? No. Although I haven't tried this on my own, user chh1 confirmed that this is no longer required when using the patch (please see http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/328549-tracing-back-the-amd-gpu-wakeup-issue-to-its-origin/?do=findComment&comment=2519884). Nevertheless I still recommend to select the IGPU as primary as there is absolutely no reason not to do so, in particular as the IGPU will be unusable for multimedia acceleration on Haswell based systems when it's not the primary one (IGPU's dev id is different when it's not the primary one). ​When I boot into macOS I always end up with a black screen. Does your patch solve this problem too? No, it doesn't. This patch solves the wakeup issue, nothin more and nothing less. The black screen after boot is either the result of a connector problem (please create a connector patch for your graphics card using the well-known methods) or the result of a problem with AGPM as certain system definitions (in particular recent iMacs) select special configurations for graphics power management. In order to achieve proper operation of AGPM it is crucial that your GPUs have correct names in the DSDT matching those listed in the AGPM configuration for the system definition (IGPU for the Intel GPU and GFX0 for the AMD GPU on iMac15,1, iMac17,1 and iMac18,x). You may patch your DSDT manually or use a Clover DSDT-patch to fix the device names. Credits vit9696 for developing Whatevergreen.kext and pointing me to the right direction. RehabMan for developing ACPIDebug.kext The Linux Radeon driver kernel developers for providing me with the background information I needed. Legacy.bin.zip UEFI.bin.zip
  4. As I see many novices in the forum ask "How to make my Radeon working? I have bad resolution, no QE/CI...." and so on. They come to the section and have no find an answer here because all Radeons are different and they don't know where else they read about this. I want to explain all steps needed for launching the Radeon family of videocards. Bootloader. I will speak about Clover because I maintain this bootloader to know recent hardware and modern OSX. Not sure if you will have the same result with other bootloaders. I am carefully checking the injecting of ATI card and correcting it times to times. I am also accessible for bug reports. OSX version. Older card require older system, newer cards require new system. ATIRadeon9000 is possible to launch under Tiger. ATIRadeonMobilityX1400 requires 10.5-10.6. See RadeonHD topic. As I see RadeonHD3xxx was successful only in 10.5 For new AMDRadeonHD7xxx there must be 10.8.3+ system. DeviceID. This must be the first question before asking about the card. You may know the device-id from Windows->DeviceManger->VideoCard.properties->compatibleIDs You may boot into system in safe mode (key -x) and see system profiler And you may boot into Clover GUI, press F2 and get preboot.log. Find here something like 2:709 0:000 PCI (00|01:00.00) : 1002 6758 class=030000 2:709 0:000 Found Radeon model=AMD Radeon HD 6670 Series It means my DeviceID=6758 (these are hex numbers) Then you must check that Apple's drivers support your DeviceID. If not then add it! For example HD7850 has DeviceID=6819. If we look into ATI7000Controller (AMD7000... in new systems) we find 6818 here but no 6819! I show you how to do this with terminal commands. Launch /Application/Utilities/Terminal.app. Type in opened window: cp /System/Library/Extensions/ATI7000Controller.kext/Contents/Info.plist ~/Desktop So you get a copy of the Info.plist on Desktop. Edit it with TextEdit. Change 68181002 -> 68191002. Don't edit this file directly in the system folder! Then copy back by terminal. Don't use finder to copy kexts! They will have wrong permissions in this case. sudo cp ~/Desktop/Info.plist /System/Library/Extensions/ATI7000Controller.kext/Contents/ sudo rm -r -v /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/* Second command make sure next reboot the kext will use your edited info.plist. The same operation you must do with a kext AMDRadeonAccelerator or ATIRadeonX2000 or other one. Check all candidates if they contain such list of possible IDs and choose closest to you. FakeID Since Clover revision 1971+ you may just inject new DeviceID into DSDT instead of correcting kexts. See instruction here. GraphicsEnabler or Injector OSX needs to know some properties (Model name, Family, etc...) that must be somehow injected at boot time. Yes, also real Macs got DeviceProperties string from firmware. Alternatives: 1. Set InjectATI=Yes in Clover (same as GE=y in Chameleon). 2. Use custom string made with gfxutil. For whom who knows. 3. Write _DSM into DSDT. You should know what to write. 4. Use some kext like ATY_init.kext or Natit.kext. If you are sure that the kext is for your card namely. I want to say that all this methods make the same thing. Differencies in their tuning. The Clover do this automatically for most known cards at this moment. Connectors. As you may see to start HD5000-7000 some strange names used: Pithecia, Orangutan, Elodea... What are they? They are configs for framebuffer. Predefined configs how connectors are solded for cards used in real Macs. Strange but these configs rear coincide with PC card. Usually gurus make advice "choose a framebuffer that most appropriate for your card". The chances 1:10. In most cases you may find a FB name that gives you main monitor working. Or nothing at all. Great respect to bcc9 who gives us a method to correct one of config to be exactly for you. See here. My retelling for Clover is here Success example in the thread in posts 44-52 Radeon Mobility I tested Clover's methods with two users having Mobility Radeon HD5470 and HD5650M. We found that full memory and QE/CI will be achieved if we set in Clover's config LoadVBios=Yes even thou no file with bios is provided. This is the key to make Radeon Mobility working! Other problem is bad gradients or artifacts. For this case Clover accept the key InjectEDID=Yes and sometimes you also need to inject CustomEDID. See Clover instructions for details. And my results. Gigabyte Radeon HD6670 <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>GraphicsInjector</key> <true/> <key>InjectEDID</key> <true/> <key>FBName</key> <string>Ipomoea</string> <key>LoadVBios</key> <false/> <key>VideoPorts</key> <integer>3</integer> <key>PatchVBios</key> <true/> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>KernelCpu</key> <false/> <key>ATIConnectorsController</key> <string>6000</string> <key>ATIConnectorsData</key> <string>000400000403000000010000120401050008000004020000000100001102040310000000100000000001000000000002</string> <key>ATIConnectorsPatch</key> <string>040000000403000000010000100001061000000010000000000100000000000100080000040200000001000012040403</string> VTX Radeon HD5570 <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>PatchVBios</key> <false/> <key>FBName</key> <string>Baboon</string> <key>VideoPorts</key> <string>3</string> <key>GraphicsInjector</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>LoadVBios</key> <string>No</string> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>KernelCpu</key> <false/> <key>ATIConnectorsController</key> <string>5000</string> <key>ATIConnectorsData</key> <string>040000001400000000010000010201030008000000020000007100002205020110000000100000000001000000100002</string> <key>AppleRTC</key> <true/> <key>ATIConnectorsPatch</key> <string>040000001400000000010000010001040008000000020000007100002200020510000000100000000001000000000002</string> <key>AsusAICPUPM</key> <false/> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Find</key> <data>RXh0ZXJuYWw=</data> <key>Replace</key> <data>SW50ZXJuYWw=</data> </dict> </array> </dict> See PatchVBios=No for this card "yes" leads to black screen. Use with precautions. A sample for Radeon R7 240 UPDATE for ElCapitan. It seems has more problems. My HD6670 is not working in ElCapitan OOB unlike Mavericks. I had to set FakeID=0x67401002 as correspond to real iMac12,2 and set this model in SMBIOS section. It related to GraphicsPM or GraphicsControl. Look these kexts to decide what you can do for your configuration. HighSierra requires change these kexts by version from Sierra 10.12.6 for Radeon HD6xxx AMDRadeonX3000.kext AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle IOAccelerator2D.plugin IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext . for Radeon HD7xxx and up AMDRadeonX4000.kext AMDRadeonX4000GLDriver.bundle IOAccelerator2D.plugin IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext . Black screen after wake problem resolved by follow method radeon_bios_decode.0.2.zip ati-personality.pl.0.15.zip ati-personality.pl.0.15a.zip
  5. I have: Intel Core i7 7700K 4.2 Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z270MX/Gaming 5 Samsung CF791 Series 34-Inch Curved Widescreen Monitor (C34F791) 3440x1440 4K Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED-Lit Monitor with Freesync support 3840x2160 4K XFX AMD Radeon™ RX 580 8GB 256 Bit GDDR5 Graphics Card Both monitors are hooked up through Display Port Sierra works fine and I get full 4K off both monitors and everything works. However.... With High Sierra I can only boot into High Sierra with 1 of the monitors turned on. Whenever I turn on the 2 monitor everything freezes within High Sierra and screen goes gray. I can still see the desktop but can't click on anything. Anybody know what I can do to get both monitors working fully in 4K? Some Success ------------- After 2 days of constant testing with no luck. I think the problem has something to do with the AMD .kexts in S/L/E. When I copied the AMD .kexts from Sierra to High Sierra I got weird colors (red & blues flipped) and the 2nd monitor will go on and not lock up the computer Even though the method of copying kexts somewhat worked... It made the graphics choppy and everything was running slow (open windows and programs). Is there a FakeID (FB Name, NVCAP, VRAM, Video Ports, Display-cfg, ig-platform-id, BootDisplay) of some sort I can use in Clover to fix this? Kext? My clover config is attached if that helps anybody! Also... The 2 pictures attached are what happens. Boots with 1 monitor on. As soon as the 2nd monitor is turned on or plugged in... The working monitor goes black and everything stops responding. config.plist.zip
  6. ITzTravelInTime

    VoodooTSCSync Configurator

    Version 2.1

    1,764 downloads

    This app can be used to edit or create custom versions of the voodoo tsc sync kext, i have created it because i have seen many times peoples having troubles in finding the right version of voodoo tsc sync for their cpu, so i created a mac app that lets to edit or create a voodoo tsc kext and configure it for your system, i have included 3 ways to edit the kext: 1) configure using one of the existing templates (just chose one of the cpu models listed) 2) specifying the number of logical cores (threads) 3) manually editing the info.plist of the kext using the editor (still experimental, needs some improvements) This app uses a copy of the VoodooTSCSync in his Resourches folder, or you can open an existing version of VoodooTSC and edit it, there are some other useful features to discover, and new ideas are also welcome to improve this program, i know that with a plist editor you can do what this app does, but this is designed to be more user friendly than editing a plist file manually and just for accomplish the task of configuring this kext for your machines without looking on the web for that specific pre-configured version you need, just download this program and follow a few steps. Reference topic: VoodooTSCSync Configurator, create a custom version of voodoo tsc sync
  7. Thanks to B for the kernel version of the test, so more and more of the game player started to make the design industry software, for example: Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, CINEMA, 4D and so on, but we also encountered "unexpected exit" collapse problem in the corresponding software, here we all work together, to find and solve problems the problem!
  8. Rampage Dev

    Patched Framebuffer Repository

    about: This is a Repository for ATI and AMD patched Framebuffers. Here you will find a complete list of successfully patched framebuffers for ATI and AMD Graphics Cards. This is not a support page so do not post questions on this page. Start a new topic if you have questions. Thank you for your cooperation. Framebuffer Editing Guides: BCC9′s post that can be found here Alexander Martinez’s post that can be found here Mucha’s post that can be found here Posting Guidelines: The following are the posting guidelines for this page. Failure to follow set guidelines will mean that the patched framebuffer will not be posted on the first post. Thank you for your cooperation. Graphics Card Model: Graphics Card Manufacture Name: Graphics Card Manufacture Part Number: Fixed by: Patched Framebuffer:
  9. Hi all I currently use an NVidia 760 with four displays: 1 x 4K; 2 x 1920x1200; 1 x 1920x1080. This mostly works, but I am considering replacing it with an AMD GPU - likely a Radeon 7970 - for two reasons: I would like to add a fifth monitor, maybe even a sixth; I get small stutters and slowdowns with my NVidia, using both Native and NVidiaWeb drivers. It is a lot better than it was with my NVidia 980Ti, but it's still not perfectly smooth as it should be, especially when I have a full screen video playing while also doing UI movements like Swipe Left A Space or Mission Control. I have just been told that it should be possible to access all display outputs on an AMD 79XX GPU, possibly requiring a custom SSDT and/or radeonDeInit? I've only ever had one AMD GPU and that was 8 years ago so I am not experienced with them. My NVidia 980Ti has five outputs, but can only use four at once. But I believe AMD's EyeFinity does allow it to use them all as separate displays. Before I buy the GPU, I'd be most grateful if anyone could confirm that it should be possible to run five or six simultaneous displays on a card such as the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II (6 x DP outputs) or XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 x mini-DP; 1 x HDMI; 2 x DVI). With one display being 4K @ 60fps and the rest 1920x1200 or 1080P. I have Googled on this a while but haven't yet found anyone discussing connecting more than four monitors to an AMD Hack I did see that the late-2013 Mac Pro (which uses 2 x AMD FirePro GPUs) states it can support "up to 6 Thunderbolt displays". So I know the OS can do it, it's just a question of whether a particular GPU can, and in a Hack setup. Thanks very much TB
  10. I used Boot Disk Utility(http://adf.ly/1LHMts) to burn the Clover bootloader and Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD_by_Hazard.iso onto my Lexar USB 16GB(I made two partition). When i try to boot into Hazard it showed soo many codes then it just stop,why does it do that?is there anyway to fix this? Here's a video to show you the problem:http://www.megafileupload.com/4Qc8/Clover_won_t_boot.mp4
  11. redheadturkey

    Possible to Hackintosh?

    My setup: Asus m4a79xtd Evo motherboard AMD Athlon II 3.2 ghz Rana processor, all four cores unlocked AMD 4600 HD graphics card Dynex network card (Runs off Realtek drivers) I am also running a Logitech g35 headset, but they have the driver software available for a mac, so not worried too much about that. I tried it before, with a distro, and it would get as far as booting to disc but then boot loop while trying to install. Clear instructions and links to all of the patches I might need would also be well appreciated, the use of the one distro I ifollowed the directions given and it still bootlooped me. Thanks. Edited to add: I am fairly tech savvy (I have rooted both mine and my husband's android phones and installed custom roms, no problem, and have also jailbroken my playstation portable and put custom firmare on it, if that is any indicator. XD) I just need to know *exactly* what I may be doing wrong so I can fix it. Also to add: I am going to bookmark that link, mod can delete dup post.
  12. OK well I'v sucseeded, i've installed leopard in virtualbox on amd the distro to use is kalyway.
  13. I have written a tool to auto-patch cpuids and auto-decrypt system binaries on Mountain Lion and Lion. It is based on AutoAPBDecrypt but uses a launcher to elevate itself to admin rights. This way it can directly patch and replace the system binaries. Pre-built binaries for Mountain Lion and Lion are built. Source is, as usual, also included in the zip package. Make sure you do a Time Machine backup just to be safe. Enjoy AutoAMDTool.zip
  14. SAMEH209

    AMD 5570 HDMI Audio not working

    Hi all, I just installed Yosemite on my pc..everything is working fine till now except HDMI audio..it's not showing up in the "Output" in sound preferences..on-board is working fine. My specs are: M.B: Gigabyte G41MT-S2P VGA: AMD 5570 1GB connected to Samsung monitor through HDMI. RAM: 4GB Please help..Thanks!
  15. Well after 3 excruciatingly long days I have finally done it! I manged to get OSX 10.6.8 installed on my AMD machine but i'm still stuck in a few places... I am a super noob at this but good with tech work in general. I'm a Programmer/Web Developer/Hardware/Software Support guy by trade. hardware info: AMD FX4100 ATI HD5450 Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H So I used ModCD and a retail copy of 10.6.3 with the following flags: rd(0,0)/Extra/modbin_kernel arch=i386 legacy_kernel cpus=1 busratio=17 colors=32 GraphicsEnabler=No After a successful install I still couldn't get my machine to boot without a few flags: busratio=17 colors=32 UseKernelCache=No npci=0x2000 Once I finally reached the OS I did the following: Ran the Apple Combo Update for 10.6.8. Before rebooting installed legacy kernel AMD for 10.6.8 Ran Mulitbeast 3.10.x and installed all kexts, fixes, and ##### stuff Committed the second set of flags above to my org.chamelon.boot.plist Rebooted So the machine currently boots and runs but adding the ati5000injector.kext for my HD5450 to my Extras/Extensions folder causes the boot process to stall until it's removed. It seems to stall at the NvClockX loading process which i'm guessing is some sort of nvidia driver. Can I remove these drivers or is there a better way to get my ATI card to work? Can I fix my boot process so I don't have to use so many hardcoded flags to get it to start? Thanks in advance -Mike
  16. Hi, HELP!! haha System Specs are as follows: ASUS M4N98TD EVO Motherboard with Nvidia MCP78 and NF200 chip - VIA 1708S sound AMD 1090T X6 at 3.9GHz MSI GTX 660 Gaming 10de 11c0 8GB DDR3 1600mhz Ram I have successfully installed Snow Leopard but cant seem to update it past 10.6.3 without Kernel Panics, I also believe that support for the GTX 660 is not good. Using my snow leopard install, I created a Mountain Lion USB installer with the amd_kernel - using the boot flags: amd_kernel cpus=1 busratio=18 npci=0x2000 USBLegacyOff=Yes PCIRootUID=0 -v -f I managed to get the installer to run and install, it completed and said installation successful. I haven't been able to boot into the OS as yet however. All seems to be going well, with the kexts loading and SUCCESS coming up everywhere, then after macosx_swapon which is OK the loading seems to grind to a halt, it loads NVGK100Hal and also finds my Bluetooth dongle, assigns an internet address but just gets no further, it seems to be stuck just before it would normally say DSMOS has arrived.... Any ideas would be most gratefully received....Many Thanks
  17. Hello. Need some help with this problem. On clover booting stuck at "Root device UUID IS (some letters)" Here's my machine Motherboard:asus m5a97 (UEFI supported); Procesor: AMD Athlon II x4 640; Graphics: sapphire radeon r9 270 (non x); Here config.plist I used. What should I do? Please help. Second week I trying to fix this error. And my Kernel. config.plist-GE=Yes-ATI.zip
  18. So I have been trying to install OS X 10.10/10.11 and MacOS 10.12 on my main PC with no success. So I once got Sierra working couple of days ago without Graphical Acceleration but afterwards it didn't even boot at all. I read that I would be able to get the graphical acceleration on Yosemite so I thought I should give it a try. There's 2 pics what kind of error message I get when trying to boot to the installer. I think it's about my GPU but do you have any kind of suggestions that how could I at least boot into the installer and install the OS? Any kind of help would be appreciated. Specs: CPU FX-8350 Mobo: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z RAM: 16GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM GPU: XFX R7 260X ( I know it's not a very optimal card for this, but I've found out it's possible to get it working ) Tried using Clover but I got reboots so I started using Enoch.
  19. After installtion of Yosemite 10.10.5 on my AMD PC , the system runs smooth and perfect, with the latest kernel 10.10.5_SSEPlus_V3, but i have following issues, which needs your help to be fixed. Sorry, i am bloody new in this sector. 1. how can i boot from HDD instead of USB Stick? Enoch is currently installed on USB 2. which bootlader can be installed also? Best one? Enoch, etc... ? 2. how to insert bootflag into bootloader to start automaticlly with these flags, instead of entering flags every boot? 3. Sound is not working -- any kext or etc...? --> Realtek 4. no network -- any kext or etc...? --> 100 mbit/s Realtek My System: AMD Phenom II X6 T1090 ASRock Mainboard 8GB RAM Nvidia GTX560 WD 500GB
  20. I installed everything nice and easy and can boot into OS X 10.6 easily by using the -x boot flag. However, without it I can only get passed the apple splash only to be hit with an ugly glitched looking black and grey screen. However, I can boot without any flags using the ModCD. The screen resolution no matter how I boot it is whack, just can't see the finder bar. So I just need help figuring ot what is going on. I have the impression that it is a graphics card error, but my GPU is recognized completely by the system. My specs: GATEWAY GT5228 -Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 -Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4600 -CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ -RAM: 2GB DDR2 I want to also add that I used SnowLeo for the installation and used the following options in 'Customize' (note, I did not take out in memory or my GPU during installation): -Azaila audio -ATI_init -Chameleon R5 -AMD Patch -Chocolate Kernel -FakeSMC -PlatformUUID -AppleTRL8169(LAN) -LegacyApplePIIXATA Any help is much appreciated I am also willing to reinstall if you suggest it.
  21. LolfaceMC

    Multiple Displays HD6850-Framebuffer

    Hi, Help please!!! I have 3 vga moniters and I want to use at least 2 on my hackintosh. I use a dvi-vga adapter for my main display and I plugged my other monitor to the vga slot in the motherboard. This works in windows because I enabled "Enable Vga" in the BIOS. I tried some of the stuff on here http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?t=46392 but it desnt work. I cant use the other dvi port because it is a different kind of DVI port. Specs: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R685OC-1GD Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I52500K Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboards GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 THANKS!
  22. I'm really a noob to this, so forgive me if I ask stupid questions. I really think I just need guidance that I'm heading in the right direction. I used Fuision71au's guide along with some others on the internet to get a Virtualbox VM up and running and imessage working using clover. I'd like to run this on more of my pc's including some AMD FX based ones. My thought was that I could boot the VM on intel, make the changes necessary for AMD and then copy it over to the AMD machine. My understanding is that I need to swap the kernel out for the AMD kernel. I have the kernel and I know it goes into /System/Library/Kernels. 1. I can't just copy the kernel in, because it tells me that the operation is not permitted. I've tried using csrutil disable booted into recovery but it doesn't stick. I'm not sure why. It reverts to enabled after reboot. Is there another way to get the Kernel copied over to /System/Library/Kernels ? 2. Assuming I can get the kernel copied over I believe I need to make some changes to config.plist. I've found this post but honestly, I'm not sure what these do. I'd like to understand what needs to be in config.plist in order to get the AMD kernel to work properly. Is there a good guide to what the AMD kernel options and requirements are? Am I on the right track? Is there any knowledge or guideance or silver bullet you could tell me to get this working? Any assistance is appreciated.
  23. Whaka

    applications 32 bits crash

    hello, et oui... toujours entrain de me battre avec ce bon vieux leopard des neiges mais là, c'est sur amd (faut bien varier un peu ) alors, je résume en tres gros : la machine : HP DC5750 microtower. amd athlon 64 X2 4200+ chipset ATI 4 Go de ram en 10.6.8. la machine fonctionne assez bien (j'aurais d'autres questions, mais ce sera dans un autre sujet) j'ai donc un systeme qui démarre en full 64 bits, mais, les app 32 bits (ou en mode 32 bits) ne fonctionnent pas, elles plantent des le lancement. j'ai essayé avec 2 kernel, celui de anv et celui de nawcom, c'est pareil. j'ai essayé en elenvant 1 Go de ram : c'est pas mieux. j'ai essayer de patcher avec "amd_insn_patcher V2" : c'est pas mieux. voilà, donc est ce que c'est possible d'avoir un systeme full 64 bits qui soit fonctionnel avec ces kernel ? ou est ce qu'il existe une solution à ça ? j'ai un peu googlé, mais c'était pas tres fructueux... merci d'avance
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