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corrupted graphics with i965 / x3100 on 10.6.4


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Hi everyone,


I've installed 10.6.4 using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method over at tonymacx86 onto an AOpen mp965-d, specs here:




I'm currently using GRUB as my boot loader but I had the same issue when it was Chameleon 2.0-rc4. Once I try to use the AppleIntelGMAX3100 kexts I get garbled display to the screen (with DVI out or using DVI->VGA it's the same). This shows up right after the bootup splash screen goes away.


The problem looks just like the photos posted by this user (in the German section of the forum) who was installing onto the same hardware:




Things I've tried so far:


  • Running DSDT Patcher (I used the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installation since I don't have a DSDT for this motherboard)

  • Reverting to X3100 kexts from 10.5.6 (with and without Natit): it doesn't seem to load, and the only thing in the log that seems like an error message just says "display: not usable"

  • Messing a bit with "Graphics Mode" kernel parameter

  • VBios=Yes/No

Anyone have any ideas for me? I'll attach the decompiled DSDT I extracted from Linux as well as the one created by DSDT Patcher.


Is it possible I need to use an EFI string? I've been trying to do a lot of research but I haven't found out how to make one, or found much info about how to interpret the contents of the DSDT.





can't attach those files for some reason. here are some links:


original: http://pastebin.com/qrSkfUfB

patched: http://pastebin.com/zwQdxVL6

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