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4870 1GB Working Sleep/CI/QE/Resolution Change!

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So I saw a post in the megathread for ATI 48XX series about getting the 4870 to run without an injector. MowgliBook posted some plist files but didn't really explain anything about how to get it working, only that he successfully used a DSDT patch to make it work.

 

I did some of my own research and discovered a way to make your 4870 work with a vanilla 10.5.7 install (no patched drivers or injectors).

 

Here is what I did:

 

Download the command line gfxutil (google it).

 

Download 4870.plist from MowgliBook's post. http://www.mediafire.com/MowgliBook

 

After you downloaded gfxutil, unzip it and open Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)

 

Drag gfxutil onto the terminal window, then type <spacebar> -f display

 

It should say something like:

DevicePath = PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)

 

Copy the part after the = sign. Open up 4870.plist in a text editor.

 

Find the line: <key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>

 

and replace "PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)" with what gfxutil gave you.

 

Save 4870.plist.

 

Go back to Terminal, and again drag gfxutil onto the terminal window. Then type <spacebar> -i xml -o hex .... then drag 4870.plist onto the terminal window, hit space, and type ~/Desktop/4870.hex

The complete command should look something like this:

 

/Users/admin/Desktop/gfxutil -i xml -o hex /Users/admin/Desktop/HD4870.plist ~/Desktop/4870.hex

 

This will create your graphics-property string to put into your boot.plist!

 

Open the .hex file and copy that string. Now, copy your com.apple.boot.plist (in /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/, or in /Extra if using Chameleon 2.0) to the desktop. Open it up, and add this:

 

<key>device-properties</key>

<string>code that you copied from 4870.hex</string>

 

and copy it back to where it should belong.

 

After that, I deleted Natit.kext, rebuilt my Extensions.mkext and restarted and prayed. To my shock it worked! Full resolution 1680x1050, quartz extreme, core image.. changed resolutions, worked!

 

Then the big one... tried to sleep. Instantly slept (used to take a bit), press the power button, BAM it wakes up!!! Sleep again 5x, still worked :thumbsup_anim:

 

Hope this helps someone!

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Gratz! :censored2:

What about dual displays?

 

I will test dual-link dvi (i have a 30" at home) and dual displays and report back.

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finally sleep is working?

 

Think it should work with 512mb model?

 

I don't have a 512MB card, but you can try!

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hi keld

 

nice work you have done here :(

 

I m noob on this hackintosh, just to inform

 

i tried ur tutorial with no success

 

i use the ATY_Motmot.kext and my gainward 4870 512 MB work like a charm but sleep.

 

i did every thing you say, but i notice my chamaleon ignore all i write on com.apple.boot.plist, btw i had to delete all original content of my extra folder, and copy the one that i use on my old boot pen, so i dont even had the file com.apple.boot.plist anyware on my computer.

I manage to get that file a copy to extra folder and did what u say on your post... then i delete the file you said to delete (Natit.kext) and my ATY_Motmot.kext, and reinstalled the original ati drivers.

 

Restart... but no luck, no graphics.

 

had to put all again back but com.apple.boot.plist, still there with your modification (dont seem osx read that file on the boot)

 

Any idea?

 

Thanks for the help :)

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For me it worked, but it doesn't work with dual displays. I have a 19" old Samsung connected via VGA and a new 24" Samsung via DVI and with Natit from netkas dual display works like a charm but no sleep. With this method sleep works but dual display it doesn't. The system boots up and gets stuck on blue screen on both displays.

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"MowgliBook posted some plist files but didn't really explain anything about how to get it working, only that he successfully used a DSDT patch to make it work."

 

Excuse for my English

You have written above about DSDT patch

Question

Before applying sting it is necessary to use at first DSDT patch, or it is possible to do without it.

And if it is necessary, it is possible to tell more in detail as it to make

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So I saw a post in the megathread for ATI 48XX series about getting the 4870 to run without an injector. MowgliBook posted some plist files but didn't really explain anything about how to get it working, only that he successfully used a DSDT patch to make it work.

 

I did some of my own research and discovered a way to make your 4870 work with a vanilla 10.5.7 install (no patched drivers or injectors).

 

Here is what I did:

 

Download the command line gfxutil (google it).

 

Download 4870.plist from MowgliBook's post. http://www.mediafire.com/MowgliBook

 

After you downloaded gfxutil, unzip it and open Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)

 

Drag gfxutil onto the terminal window, then type <spacebar> -f display

 

It should say something like:

DevicePath = PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)

 

Copy the part after the = sign. Open up 4870.plist in a text editor.

 

Find the line: <key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>

 

and replace "PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)" with what gfxutil gave you.

 

Save 4870.plist.

 

Go back to Terminal, and again drag gfxutil onto the terminal window. Then type <spacebar> -i xml -o hex .... then drag 4870.plist onto the terminal window, hit space, and type ~/Desktop/4870.hex

The complete command should look something like this:

 

/Users/admin/Desktop/gfxutil -i xml -o hex /Users/admin/Desktop/HD4870.plist ~/Desktop/4870.hex

 

This will create your graphics-property string to put into your boot.plist!

 

Open the .hex file and copy that string. Now, copy your com.apple.boot.plist (in /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/, or in /Extra if using Chameleon 2.0) to the desktop. Open it up, and add this:

 

<key>device-properties</key>

<string>code that you copied from 4870.hex</string>

 

and copy it back to where it should belong.

 

After that, I deleted Natit.kext, rebuilt my Extensions.mkext and restarted and prayed. To my shock it worked! Full resolution 1680x1050, quartz extreme, core image.. changed resolutions, worked!

 

Then the big one... tried to sleep. Instantly slept (used to take a bit), press the power button, BAM it wakes up!!! Sleep again 5x, still worked :rolleyes:

 

Hope this helps someone!

Now the question is... which 4870 1gb card did you buy? :wacko:

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I will test dual-link dvi (i have a 30" at home) and dual displays and report back.

 

 

 

How did this work out? I have a dell 30" that the "simple guide" allowed me to get working but only with a single link cable and at 1920 x 1200 or something like that. I know it's a rediculous complaint but I run windows 7 natively at 2560x1600 for video editing and I want to do the same in OSX with FCP. Currently it's too much trouble to do all the video cable switching (using a dual-link cable gives a black screen so I have to switch to sinle-link for OSX). I'm either in windows for a few days or OSX for a few days. I would love to know if I could just switch back and forth.

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I failed....

OMG! I have to sell my HD 4870 1G Graphic Card.....

 

http://mactel.textcube.com/340

 

May I have GFXUtil url for downloading...

I have EmTek Radeon HD 4870 XENON Live II Extreme D5 1GB TWIN Cool.

 

So I saw a post in the megathread for ATI 48XX series about getting the 4870 to run without an injector. MowgliBook posted some plist files but didn't really explain anything about how to get it working, only that he successfully used a DSDT patch to make it work.

 

I did some of my own research and discovered a way to make your 4870 work with a vanilla 10.5.7 install (no patched drivers or injectors).

 

.....

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Hi, I'm having some problems getting a RADEON 4870 1GB working with dual monitors; both of them connected via DVI > VGA adapters.

 

I used Netkas lastest enabler and got everything working, except that monitors are always in mirror mode.

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Where does 4870.plist go after its Edited?

Where did you get ATY_Motmot.kext? Oops...

I deleted it from ATINDRV.kext by the previous guide I tried... my bad..

 

Thanks for any help.

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Hi, I'm having some problems getting a RADEON 4870 1GB working with dual monitors; both of them connected via DVI > VGA adapters.

 

I used Netkas lastest enabler and got everything working, except that monitors are always in mirror mode.

 

yes i have the same problem i hope for a solution

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Success on my Sapphire 4870/512 with 10.5.7 vanilla ATi kexts. Earlier i was using netkas' Natit and then ATY_INIT with 4870 bios image embedded then i tried with an efi string generated from the XML provided by Mowglibook and linked by Keld in the first post and adapted for my PCIRoot (my MB is an ABIT ip35 Pro) but it didn't work. I, then, tried to convert the 4870 part of ATI_INIT to an EFI_STRING, omitting tha BIN_IMAGE key, of course, and it worked. I now have full support (QE/CI, Resolution change, etc... Still need to try dual display tho, will edit my post accordingly, once tested.) just like before but with no injectors at all. It's even compatible with SnowLeopard, without having to wait for a 64 Bit capable injector.

 

Following the XML and HEX version of the efi-string i now use for my 4870/512.

Remember to change the PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) according to you hardware. Instructions are in the first post by Keld.

 

Credits go to Netkas, Keld, Mowglibook, CycloneFR, lastExile and all the friends from the IRC #RadeonHD channel crew who, by the way, is also an invaluable source of know-how and even a good company during work pauses :)

 

[Edit]

 

I cheered too soon. Turns out not working in SnowLeo, Chameleon kept messing up /Extra/Extensions.mkext loading part of kexts from Leo partition and part from SnowLeo and since i had an ATY_INIT.kext laying around, i got fooled. Investigating the matter.

 

Thx all and good luck.

XML version

 

<?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>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>

<dict>

<key>@0,compatible</key>

<string>ATY,Motmot</string>

<key>@0,connector-type</key>

<string>0x00000400</string>

<key>@0,device_type</key>

<string>display</string>

<key>@0,display-type</key>

<string>0x454e4f4e</string>

<key>@0,name</key>

<string>ATY,Motmot</string>

<key>@1,compatible</key>

<string>ATY,Motmot</string>

<key>@1,connector-type</key>

<string>0x00000004</string>

<key>@1,device_type</key>

<string>display</string>

<key>@1,display-type</key>

<string>0x454e4f4e</string>

<key>@1,name</key>

<string>ATY,Motmot</string>

<key>AAPL,slot-name</key>

<data>U2xvdC0x</data>

<key>AAPL,EMC-Display-List</key>

<data>AwAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYQAAAbkgAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEAAAHJIAAAAAAAAAAAAABhAAACGSAAAAA

AAAAAAAA==</data>

<key>AAPL,aux-power-connected</key>

<string>0x00000001</string>

<key>AAPL,backlight-control</key>

<string>0x00000000</string>

<key>AAPL00,blackscreen-preferences</key>

<string>0x08000000</string>

<key>AAPL01,Coherency</key>

<string>0x00000002</string>

<key>AAPL01,blackscreen-preferences</key>

<string>0x08000000</string>

<key>ATY,Card#</key>

<string>109-B77101-00</string>

<key>ATY,Copyright</key>

<string>Copyright AMD Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2005-2008</string>

<key>ATY,EFICompileDate</key>

<string>Jan 26 2009</string>

<key>ATY,EFIDispConfig</key>

<data>DRAAAAAAAAA=</data>

<key>ATY,EFIDriverType</key>

<string>0x02</string>

<key>ATY,EFIEnabledMode</key>

<string>0x02</string>

<key>ATY,EFIHWInitStatus</key>

<data>AAAAAAAAAAA=</data>

<key>ATY,EFIOrientation</key>

<string>0x0100</string>

<key>ATY,EFIVersion</key>

<data>MDEuMDAuMzE4AA==</data>

<key>ATY,EFIVersionB</key>

<string>113-B77101-012</string>

<key>ATY,EFIVersionE</key>

<string>113-B7710A-318</string>

<key>ATY,MCLK</key>

<string>0x00112e70</string>

<key>ATY,MemRevisionID</key>

<string>0x0009</string>

<key>ATY,MemVendorID</key>

<string>0x0002</string>

<key>ATY,PlatformInfo</key>

<data>AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAA=</data>

<key>ATY,Rom#</key>

<string>113-B7710C-176</string>

<key>ATY,SCLK</key>

<string>0x000bdb28</string>

<key>ATY,VendorID</key>

<string>0x1002</string>

<key>device_type</key>

<string>ATY,MotmotParent</string>

<key>model</key>

<string>ATI Radeon HD 4870</string>

<key>name</key>

<string>ATY,MotmotParent</string>

</dict>

</dict>

</plist>

 

 

Hex-converted, ready to be pasted into com.Apple.Boot.plist (only for PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) )

 

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Success on my Sapphire 4870/512 with 10.5.7 vanilla ATi kexts. Earlier i was using netkas' Natit and then ATY_INIT with 4870 bios image embedded then i tried with an efi string generated from the XML provided by Mowglibook and linked by Keld in the first post and adapted for my PCIRoot (my MB is an ABIT ip35 Pro) but it didn't work. I, then, tried to convert the 4870 part of ATI_INIT to an EFI_STRING, omitting tha BIN_IMAGE key, of course, and it worked. I now have full support (QE/CI, Resolution change, etc... Still need to try dual display tho, will edit my post accordingly, once tested.) just like before but with no injectors at all. It's even compatible with SnowLeopard, without having to wait for a 64 Bit capable injector.

 

I did everything like it explained on the first post, and everything is working like before, dual display, DVI on the first and DVI to HDMI (Samsung TV) on the second port.

QI/CI and resolution change are working but the wake from sleep does not works still ;) ?

 

I removed Natit.kext but still have some files ATY_Init, ATY_Motmot in the /System/Library/Extensions/

 

What should I have, I what should I remove?

Maybe I have not removed everything left from the earlier.

 

First I started with A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890, Working QE/CI, Resolution Change, etc.

Than with Netkas: New universal Injector for ati and nvidia, and multiple ati cards enabler.

 

tnx

 

UPDATE! I realize that wake from display sleep works.. but wake from system sleep does not work

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I have everything working,

 

no dual DVI thou as I have DVI, HDMI and DP

 

Not tested DP, DVI not working, HDMI working with adaptor, and DP not tested.

 

Im getting a really bad stutter thou on all USB devices this includes mouse jumping :/

 

Mine is a non referance Gigabyte GV-R487D5-1GD

 

I have used this method and get everything working. That is the only snag, having 2 screens doesnt doesn't bother me.

So I'm not bothred about moving over to natit/ other injectors. Any ideas?

 

Thanks guys

--

Shaun

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@ biciolino:

 

Which programm can read aty_init???

 

What do you mean with "reading aty_init"?

If you mean how to see its contents, then just right click it and choose "Show package contents" then open the Contents directory and eventually you'll find Info.plist, an XML file.

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Sure, but in this info.plist is no specific information about the card.

Only in that from Natit.kext.

 

 

 

The information is in this aty_init file.

 

Which aty_init is that? i mean this one: http://netkas.org/?p=107 , the universal injector for both ATi and NVidia.

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Thanx, with this version it is no problem to find the information in the plist.

I've got the other also from Netkas pages.

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yeah this method works great with my gigabyte hd4870 card, except just like with natit it doesn't give me vga, which i need pretty badly for various reasons. the stock 10.5.7 driver as well as the "delete the motmot driver after install" method both give me vga, but with millions of dancing dots on a grey canvas instead. anybody got vga working on the gigabyte? is there another 4870 card that has working vga that i should try instead?

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