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I'm one of the that "lucky" ATI Mobility HD2600 video card owners. I was watching for a some time for any good news about hd2600 mobility driver. I know that some people tried to solve the problem, but none of them had a luck.

 

I would propose to put at this topic any achievements/knowledge/ideas which may help to someone to create that f**kin driver. I think the problem is that every one who wanted to write it should start from scratch; hope this topic helps to keep together all achievements and thus finally someone could create a driver.

 

The plan:

1. Let's think of any guys who worked on the problem before,

2. and then ask them to share their achievements (or/and for any other help).

3. organize all achievements and put here together

4. any new guy who tries to become a 'hero' and bring the driver will contribute here.

5. there would be a great party after we have ATI Mobility hd2600 driver :D

 

I don't do it for fame, just have tired sit and wait the solution for this problem. I'm a developer myself, though I haven't any experience at Mac driver writing/debugging; but I will try do some coding (but there're much clever and versed programmers than me; hope they help :| ). Also I'll try to keep this topic up-to-dated.

Sure, anyone who can provide any help here are very welcome! Together we're power! :D

 

So what do you say, guys? Just please do not say that all of you have switched to nVidia mobility cards already :star_smile:

 

ps: and sorry for my English, I didn't learn it well at school :D

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oops, looks like I missed some threads :D

 

there're great news about Framebuffer driver here. :)

 

waiting for further news.

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Dimic, I had some what limited success as others have with HD res on external display, and a 1024x764 display internal. Thats as far as I got before my personal life got in the way.

 

I was looking at another file for a res change but, it killed it and cant remember what it was. :( not the raedoen2000.kext but something else.

 

I will help as much as I can, for the greater good.

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Dimic, I had some what limited success as others have with HD res on external display, and a 1024x764 display internal. Thats as far as I got before my personal life got in the way.

 

I was looking at another file for a res change but, it killed it and cant remember what it was. :wacko: not the raedoen2000.kext but something else.

 

I will help as much as I can, for the greater good.

 

Thank you. I'm wondering if there's any difference with hd2600 mobility driver situation between 10.5.x and 10.6.x (64/32 bit) versions. In any way I would rather try with 10.5.x so far, since I don't have 10.6.x installed anywhere at hand ;)

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I've got hot News boy and girls

 

I"ve got a HD 2600 running on 1280x800 on and internal display.

 

I installed this file "radeonHD.kext found at this link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=190586

 

Download the 10/20/2009 update version radeonHD.10.5.zip (update: I've include it below)

 

Install the kext and reboot.

 

It will fail the first time, then reboot again, and presto!!

 

I'm on a Toshiba A200 note book, It seem to work ok with 3d apps. I haven't tried games yet.

 

Let me know if it works for you.

RadeonHD.10.5.zip

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I've got hot News boy and girls

 

I"ve got a HD 2600 running on 1280x800 on and internal display.

 

I installed this file "radeonHD.kext found at this link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=190586

 

Download the 10/20/2009 update version radeonHD.10.5.zip (update: I've include it below)

 

Install the kext and reboot.

 

It will fail the first time, then reboot again, and presto!!

 

I'm on a Toshiba A200 note book, It seem to work ok with 3d apps. I haven't tried games yet.

 

Let me know if it works for you.

 

Can you tell me: 1) what system you have and which version (iatkos ideneb or something else?) 2)did you delete/edit anything in the extensions folder? 3) Did you install any "driver package"???

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1. Vanilla install, with Chamealon RC2

 

2. The ATI AGP 2600HD install pkg was installed first.

 

3. Then i Installed the file above.

 

4. For stability, I removed all geforce Kext and most ATIradeon9/8/7/4xxx kext leaving only the 1000 and 2000 kext.

these file are non-modifed

 

5.reboot and pray.

 

NB. it does have compatibility issue with the VodooHDAPS2.KEXT for some reason.

 

Feed back?

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hackmymac,

I'm glad that you succeeded with dong's Framebuffer driver. I still hadn't a chance to try it, since I recently have killed my MacOS by 'playing' with other system drivers (I had issues with ACPI etc...).

 

AFAIK ATI mobility cards in Toshiba laptops have a bit different connector, thus they are more lucky with display drivers. My laptop is HP 8510p, and unfortunately your success can't guarantee mine as well; in any way will try soon :(

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Hi! Im from Brazil, my english is so bad. Sorry.

 

I have a brazilian laptop (kennex u50sa) with this super lucky ATI Radeon Mobility HD (2400) I want so much to erase my windows partition and use my laptop only as a Mac for live performance. So iam one of various sad ati users waiting (since january 2009) for a driver maker hero on this forum! Please brothers, make my dream and much other brothers dreams come true :) !!! Thank you for your attention!

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Dimic

 

I'm wondering am I blowing wind up my own :) cause it seems I'm the only one who has got this to work?? I so hope I wrong in saying that.

 

I'm a little scared to touch it now cause I've spent ages trying to get this thing to work, now it does, I dont want to break it :unsure:

 

Has anyone has any remote success with this at all??

 

anyone?

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hackmymac

I know that there're guys who also enjoyed the dong's drivers. But again I don't know if there's any one with non-Toshiba laptop.

 

dekobastos

You should try dong's Framebuffer driver, here is the thread.

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I think everyone should have ago and see what happens. thats what i did.

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hackmymac, i followed your posts and i managed to install my m 2600hd. i saw that you succeded installed driver for Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61) on your a200. can you tell how did you succeded? 10x

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