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XPS Gen 2 Laptop iDeneb 10.5.6 Success!

Noah Body

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I have an Dell XPS Gen 2 (one of the originals) and it has the NVidia 68000 Go Ultra graphics chips.


My problem was this:


I could't get my laptop display to work without having an external (DVI) monitor plugged in. Usually I would get either a light blue screen with a mouse cursor, or the iDeneb screen would switch back and forth to the light blue screen and sometimes just a black screen.



I edited plists, installed titan (among many others, including LaptopDisplay) and did eveything that I could find by searching and experimenting.


I couldn't seem to get the stupid laptop display to work by itself. It HAD to have an external monitor connected.


I finally found the answer.... and it was one I had already tried but hadn't worked!


I installed iDeneb using the NVinject video option.

I then installed the Mac XCode Devkit so that I could use the official Apple Property List Editor....I changed the NVCAP to the following: <04000000 00000d00 00000000 00000007 00000000 >

(internal OK - external not detected) - I found this at http://forum.osx86scene.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=1725

reset the permissions, flush the caches, rebooted.... and it worked!


Now I had my Mac Desktop displaying on my laptop screen and my external monitor was unplugged (finally!).



What had gone horribly wrong?

PListEdit Pro

I had used this to edit the Info.plist and for some reason it screwed something up.

From now on, I'll ONLY use the Apple one!

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I have the same computer but i can't have the display at the right resolution (1920x1200).

Can you be more specific with the installation option you have selected?

Thank's a million!



Sorry for the long delay in giving a reply.


The video option that works the best (for me, I tried them all) is: NVinject 0.2.1 256MB


I can do the full resolution and quartz works fine.

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