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I have a Mac Mini 2006 (upgraded) with Intel GMA950 graphics, running MLPostFactor 10.8.5. It is connected to an ASUS VS197 LCD panel using DVI-D. This is natively a 1366x768 panel that is recognized and works fine.
However, the other choices for resolution are 4:3 800x600 and 1024x768, and then the oddballs 832x624 and 1360x768. None of these are useful as a low-resolution widescreen for gaming or watching DVD content. Specifically I want to get access to 848x480 or 854x480, and also 1024x576. SwitchResX makes these choices available, but it doesn't work with a "full screen" game, presumably because the game directly queries OSX Display to get a list of valid resolutions and SwitchResX is bypassing that system instead.
So the solution is obvious: buy a new computer pull the monitor's EDID data, hack it to enable new resolutions, and then tell OSX to use this custom EDID instead of the one retrieved from the monitor.
Following the steps of the EDID injection guide, here is where I am:
* Retrieve EDID, DisplayVendorID etc from ioreg.
00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 04 69 F2 19 24 94 00 00 31 16 01 03 80 29 17 78 EA F5 45 A4 55 50 9E 27 0F 50 54 BD EE 00 81 C0 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 66 21 56 AA 51 00 1E 30 46 8F 33 00 9A E6 10 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FD 00 32 4B 18 53 11 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC 00 41 53 55 53 20 56 53 31 39 37 0A 20 20 00 00 00 FF 00 43 43 4C 4D 54 46 30 33 37 39 32 34 0A 00 F1 * Use an EDID editor to enable new 848x477 and 1024x576 resolutions. (Verify with an online EDID tool, and compare to the previous version)
00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 04 69 F2 19 24 94 00 00 31 16 01 03 80 29 17 78 EA F5 45 A4 55 50 9E 27 0F 50 54 BD EE 00 81 C0 4B C0 4B CA 4B CF 61 C0 61 CA 61 CF 01 01 66 21 56 AA 51 00 1E 30 46 8F 33 00 9A E6 10 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FD 00 32 4B 18 53 11 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC 00 41 53 55 53 20 56 53 31 39 37 0A 20 20 00 00 00 FF 00 43 43 4C 4D 54 46 30 33 37 39 32 34 0A 00 47 * Create a new subfolder and plist within /System/Library/Overrides/Display/ containing the new EDID string and monitor name.
Now the problems begin. Even though the plist file is being read (which I know because the Monitor Name has changed in Displays), the custom EDID is not being used. When I dig into IORegExplorer I am able to come up with AAPL00,EDID string and it is the unmodified one read from the monitor. I even tried a plug-and-unplug while OSX is running, and also tried to reset the SMC and NVRAM, but no dice.
Do I need to start digging into DSDT hacking? Is the Intel driver pulling down EDID during boot and I need to override it somewhere else? What am I missing here?
I've been attempting for the past few days to install OS X Mountain Lion on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530 with little success. So much so that I've finally decided I'm probably out of ideas and created this forum post requesting help.
My Laptop Specs are:
Intel Core i3-2328m (Sandy Bridge CPU at 2.2GHZ with support for SSE2 , SSE3 and SSSE3)
500GB Hitachi Z7K500 HDD
Lenovo 627226G Motherboard (Intel HM77 Chipset)
Intel HD Graphics 3000
More Detailed Specs ---> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-GXUa1I8xyDZU1SdklDSlhER2c
So far , I've attempted to install iAtkos ML2 and ML3U via USB and so far both have worked up until the first sighting of the apple logo then the laptop restarted. In both cases , I was using a separate USB with chameleon bootloader on but in the instance where I tried to use the onboard bootloader on ML3U , I hit enter and the screen simply remained black.
Any help would be much appreciated
Thank you for your time.
I built my first Hackintosh back in 2012 and its been runner amazing. Thank you again for the awesome guides and forums that made it all possible. I have however hit the end of this builds software limits. I am still running 10.8.2 mountain lion on the machine. I would like to update to Sierra and want to make sure I am clear on the procedures. Now that it seems like everything is could based and no longer get physical versions of OS.
currently i am backing up the system using and external drive and "carbon copy cloner" as shown here: http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/06/backup-your-hackintosh-with-carbon-copy.html
My question is should i follow the set via the App store updates, Wipe the system and start over or is there a better way to achieve running Sierra on my machine?
Here are my build specs:
Processor name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3.50 GHZ
# of cores: 4
Boot rom version: insanelymac.com
Graphics Card: Nivda GeForce GTX 670
System Version: OSX 10.8.2 (12c60)
i have also attached screen shots of the spec to further help:
Thank you for taking the time to help me out with my build. look forward to getting this bad boy updated.
While most of the VMWare guest hardware is virtualized, the guest VM CPU reflects the same CPU features the physical host CPU has.
This guide details the additional work that is needed to run OS X 10.8-10.12 with an AMD CPU under VMWare.
If your AMD CPU supports SSE3 and SSSE3 (and SSE4.1 for OS X 10.12):
The installation should be pretty simple:
1. Install VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 / 9.0.4 / 10.0.4 / Player 6.0.4.
2. Run VMWare Unlocker 1.3.0.
3. Prepare an installation ISO from the untouched 10.8 (Mountain Lion) DMG using dmg2img.
4. Create a new VM (select "Mac OS X 10.8" as the guest operating system).
5. Set your 'number of cores per processor' to 1 (the number of processors can be set to more than one).
6. A. For OS X 10.8-10.11:
Open the .vmx file of the virtual machine and add the following lines:
cpuid.0.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011" cpuid.0.ebx="0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111" cpuid.0.ecx="0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110" cpuid.0.edx="0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001" cpuid.1.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0110:1111:0001" cpuid.1.ebx="0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000" cpuid.1.ecx="1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011" cpuid.1.edx="0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111" (this will identify the guest CPU as an Intel Core 2 Merom, and will help you avoid the 'The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.' error)
6. B. For OS X 10.12 Sierra:
cpuid.0.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011" cpuid.0.ebx="0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111" cpuid.0.ecx="0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110" cpuid.0.edx="0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001" cpuid.1.eax="0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:0111:0001" cpuid.1.ebx="0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000" cpuid.1.ecx="1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011" cpuid.1.edx="0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111" (this will identify the guest CPU as an Intel Core 2 Penryn which supports SSE4.1)
7. If your Hardware compatibibility is set to Workstation 9.0 (virtualHW.version = "9") or 10, you must also add the following line:
featureCompat.enable = "FALSE"
8. You can now boot from the ISO and proceed with the installation.
9. Even though I could complete the installation without a hitch with my A8-5600K, a few applications consistently crashed (e.g. Grapher), this was resolved by replacing the kernel with a modified kernel that emulates all missing SSE3 / SSSE3 instructions (see below).
If your AMD CPU does not support SSSE3:
You need to replace the kernel with one that has SSSE3 emulation (see below),
the easiest way to do it is to use another computer that has SSSE3 to create the virtual disk and replace the kernel.
1. After you have a working OS X machine, update to 10.8.5, make a copy of the virtual disk and attach it to the same VM.
2. Change the os settings to show hidden files (see here), and delete the hidden 'mach_kernel' from the root folder of the attached disk.
(alternatively, use the terminal to perform this, e.g. 'sudo chflags nohidden mach_kernel' or 'sudo rm mach_kernel')
3. Put the modified kernel (see below) instead of the one you just deleted (use the same file name).
4. Delete the old kernel cache by deleting the content of the '/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/' directory.
5. Optionally: hide back the kernel (with 'sudo chflags hidden mach_kernel').
6. Create a new VM, update the .vmx files to include the 8 cpuid.* lines from above.
7. You can now use the attached disk to boot OS X 10.8.5 from a VM hosted with an older AMD CPU that does not support SSSE3.
Tested With A8-5600K, A8-3850 and VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 / 9.0.4 / 10.0.4 / Player 6.0.4
For your convenience, I have created a modified 10.8.5 kernel (a.k.a. xnu-2050.48.11) specifically to be used with VMWare, and attached it to this post.
The only modification to this kernel is that it includes OpEmu3, the SSE3 and SSSE3 emulator created by Sinetek and AnV (thanks guys!).
This emulator is only used when necessary (i.e. if your CPU support a specific instruction, the emulator will not be used to execute it).
The source code to OpEmu3 is available here and my adaptaion to 10.8.5 is available here.