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[GUIDE] 1st Generation Intel HD Graphics QE/CI


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2 hours ago, startergo said:

I see you have some EDID values in the config list. Are those specific to your display? Mine does not have any EDID values when researched through Linux and Windows. That is the problem for me, I can make the acceleration work, but the screen turns blank. If I access through VNC it works.

Yes, EDID is specific for each display model. Which macOS version are you using currently?

 

There're bunch of guides for dumping EDID through Linux. Under Windows, there's a small free software named "Monitor Asset Manager" (I got issue dumping EDID with RWEverything on recent win versions btw).

 

But plz note that display black screen issue is not always caused by EDID. On my case (Toshiba L640 / L645) there's Display Option on BIOS: Auto, and LCD only. If I choose Auto, I got blackscreen once logged into macOS. But switching to Internal LCD is OK.

 

Also refer to WhateverGreen guides (boot-args, etc) for blacksreen workarround. Thanks.

 

#EDIT: I just reboot w/o Custom EDID and I don't have blackscreen issue. Did you install WEG kext?

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17 hours ago, Badruzeus said:

Yes, EDID is specific for each display model. Which macOS version are you using currently?

 

There're bunch of guides for dumping EDID through Linux. Under Windows, there's a small free software named "Monitor Asset Manager" (I got issue dumping EDID with RWEverything on recent win versions btw).

 

But plz note that display black screen issue is not always caused by EDID. On my case (Toshiba L640 / L645) there's Display Option on BIOS: Auto, and LCD only. If I choose Auto, I got blackscreen once logged into macOS. But switching to Internal LCD is OK.

 

Also refer to WhateverGreen guides (boot-args, etc) for blacksreen workarround. Thanks.

 

#EDIT: I just reboot w/o Custom EDID and I don't have blackscreen issue. Did you install WEG kext?

Mine is actually white screen, not black.

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On 8/4/2020 at 12:18 PM, startergo said:

Mine is actually white screen, not black.

Sorry, no idea since you haven't provided us some details; macOS version, which Link Width used, DSDT, etc.

 

With HighSierra and below, now Whatevergreen has ability patching AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB* for Graphics Acceleration via 'config.plist - Devices - Properties' w/o touching SLE.

 

With Exception under Mojave++, rolling back some deprecated system files is needed b4 patching (*.kexts, *.bundle, OpenGL frameworks, platform patch, etc) eg. with the help of dosdude1's Patcher app.

 

As for White screen issue, try with different Link Width (1-4). Thanks.

 

#EDIT: I remember that for patching method to works, we need at least kernelcache / prelinkedkernel are rebuilt.

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Hi, if someone has an answer, I'd really appreciate it, as I'm unable to find a solution. I want to install High Sierra on an HP Elitebook 2740p (Arrandale i5, Intel 1st Gen graphics). I did follow the guide to the letter, but cannot for the life of me reach the actual installer screen. I've tried this guide, Ollarila's image, createrestoremedia + clover, and I always get stuck at EndRandomSeed, in which point the laptop just reboots. Does anyone have any tips for this model, or even better an EFI folder, or for a similar one (like the 2540, which is the same h/w, mobo etc but without the swivel screen) ?

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On 8/1/2020 at 6:35 AM, Badruzeus said:

Good Old Day! :D

Just installed latest macOS Catalina 10.15.6 on Toshiba Satellite L640 with Intel HD 1st Gen (Arrandale):

 

1. Using dosdude's Catalina Patcher app for creating Bootable USB Installer plus Post Install (rolling back deprecated Graphics kexts, OpenGL frameworks, Platform patch, etc) for unsupported mach << needs 2 x USB Boots for OS Install and then Post-Install

 

2. config.plist - Devices - FakeID - IntelGfx=0x12345678 for Pre-Install

 

3. To achieve QE/CI or Graphics Acceleration with WEG (+Lilu) installed, add Properties for Graphics on config.plist - Devices (plz refer to the manual, or see my screenshot & sample below. Thanks to GoldFish64). Remove IntelGfx FakeID on this case

 

4. For Native (ACPI) Brightness to works, patched DSDT is needed following old mnorthern's guide. Take a look attached DSDT below. For reference, find: LEVL, os-info, LGD018B, PNLF, _WAK. Also, replace DisplayServices.framework from 10.12.4 located on /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ and add Rehabman's IntelBacklight.kext v1.0.12 (attached) to \EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other.

 

On my case, Display Brightness Slider is working (or Fn + Keys if remapped already) with no longer need BergDesign incompat 32-bit app. If you have better idea, then let me know.

 

#SomeHINTS:

- Platform patch is needed when using unsupported SMBios (eg. MBP6,x) under Catalina. For me, simply change to MBP10,1 BUT.. hey, there will be few issues with PowerManagement, USB Ports, etc (though I've manually fixed them via ACPI) so.., DWYOR!

- Use only one PNLF method, choose between Clover Patch, or ACPI (DSDT / SSDT)

- Graphics glitch on some apps is known issue with Legacy OpenGL / Metal incapable Graphics under Catalina (and Mojave), but thanks to @AsentientBot for bringing QE/CI back to unsupported mach anyway (Oops, I have no idea with BigSur, my Beta1 download has not finished yet once later Beta was seeded #LOL)

 

Good luck!

macOS-Catalina-10.15.6-01.jpg

macOS-Catalina-10.15.6-02.jpg

 

config_devices_properties.plist.zip

DSDT_Sample_Only.aml.zip

DisplayServices.framework_10.12.4.zip

IntelBacklight.kext_v1.0.12.zip

 

Hi buddy, you gonna try Big Sur final version ?

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Here in my Github EFI Legacy OC, the brightness control is missing

 I am working on SSDT Hack

 

EDIT:
adding IntelBacklight.kext the brightness bar appears, the control with FN keys works, but does not change the brightness

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https://github.com/Baio1977/HP-630-CPU-Arrandale-Bios-Legacy-

 

SSDT-HP 630 Arrandale.aml

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Asus K52F

CPU i3-350m

GPU 1st Intel HD Graphic

RAM 4gb

SSD Lexar

WiFi Broadcom

Mac OS High Sierra

 

i have issue with glitch screen all the time, been patch vram and core clock but still not fixed.

Screen Shot 2021-03-13 at 3.03.17 pm.png

opencore-2021-03-12-144421.txt config.plist

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You don't appear to have full graphics acceleration on place (non-translucent, grey menu bar and grey Dock), probably just Core Image. That would explain the glitches and graphics defects... -_-

You may also verify QE/CI status by opening DVDPlayer (probably won't open and return an error if no QE/CI) and check what's listed in Supported Features.

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