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Serpentza

HP DV7 2185dx - 4650m: Full Resolution with QE & CI

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I've managed to get full resolution with QE & CI on the 2185dx. Both VGA and HDMI working.

 

Thanks to smartie77 (used his shrike patcher and kexts) and Misha Vakulich (for the shrike personalities he posted in mucha's thread).

 

Attached are the kexts I used with instructions.

4650m.zip

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It should. I think all the dv7 laptops use the same info for internal screen. The shrike personalities i used from Misha worked 100% and he has a different model. I patched the shrike info into both ATI4600 and ATIframebuffer.

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i can confirm this as working. i installed 10.6.6 today, used kext installer to install kexts to s/l/e and e/e according to instructions and replaced boot plist. works flawlessly. front row, quicktime, transparent menu bar... everything you wish :D i guess it just doesnt work on 10.6.7. thanks Serpentza, you finally made this working! qe ci on dv7 1600x900, i've been dreaming about this day. if you want i can take some proof pics and upload them tomorrow. anyways.. keep the good things coming, good night

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i can confirm this as working. i installed 10.6.6 today, used kext installer to install kexts to s/l/e and e/e according to instructions and replaced boot plist. works flawlessly. front row, quicktime, transparent menu bar... everything you wish :D i guess it just doesnt work on 10.6.7. thanks Serpentza, you finally made this working! qe ci on dv7 1600x900, i've been dreaming about this day. if you want i can take some proof pics and upload them tomorrow. anyways.. keep the good things coming, good night

 

Hi chrisys,

 

can u explain me your hardware, and the correct sequence of installation ... updates, combos, etc ?

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After I did a research I can make it this qe/ci works on

HP DV7 2185dx - 4650m

using Mountan Lion 10.8.2 , thanks to Serpentza and smartie77 .

 

1. I'm installing Hazard 10.6.6i without choose any VGA kext

2. I follow Sepentza guidance to install 4650m.zip

3. hazaed 10.6,61 Qe/Ci works perfect

4. I go to S/L/E and copy all ATI*.kext including all ATIRadeon*.kext to usb drive

5. Install Mountain Lion 10.8.2

6. I follow Sepentza guidance to install 4650m.zip in Mountain Lion 10.8.2

7. Using kext utility I install (replace) all ATI*.kext from the usb drive (that I copied all ATI*.kext there) to S/L/E

8. Restart the mountain Lion

9. Chack on AboutThis Mac/More Info/System report/Graphics/Displays, you can see that Mountain Lion recognised the VGA as ATI Radeon HD 46000 with Vram 1024 MB

 

 

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4600

Type: GPU

Bus: PCIe

Slot: Slot-1

PCIe Lane Width: x16

VRAM (Total): 1024 MB

Vendor: ATI (0x1002)

Device ID: 0x9480

Revision ID: 0x0000

ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236

EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236

Displays:

Display:

Resolution: 1600 x 900

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Built-In: Yes

 

I you don't want to install Hazard 10.6.6i first and just make it faster with installing Mountain Lion directly and follow step 5 , and using all the ATI*.kext please ask me for the files and I will inform you the location file you can download.

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