During last week I redesign part of the Intel Injector (gam.c/gma.h)
due to the new hardware (Haswell)
still need some few TEST and TESTER and than those changes are ready to be committed into Chameleon main trunk code.
FIRST OF ALL
I rename the key flag (thx Micky1979 and bcc9 (also read his topic here: http://www.insanelym...ng-displayport/)):
- For Ivy Bridge the old keyflag HD4K-ig is now deprecated the new name is IntelCapriFB (match with Apple kext name for that hardware)
ex: IntelCapriFB=a_value from 0 to 11
- For the Haswell the recently introduced key flag HD5K-ig is also deprecated and the new name is IntelAzulFB (Same things... match with Apple kext)
ex: IntelAzulFB=a_value from 0 to 15
0 = 00000604 1 = 0000060c 2 = 00001604 3 = 0000160a 4 = 0000160c 5 = 00002604 6 = 0000260a 7 = 0000260c 8 = 0000260d 9 = 0200160410 = 0300220d11 = 0500260a12 = 0600260a13 = 0700260d14 = 0800260a15 = 08002e0a
I also introduced the ability to inject a custom AAPL,ig-platform-id for both kind of gfx (Ivy & Haswell) the keyflag is InjectIntel-ig
ex: InjectIntel-ig=09006601 (a flipped 01660009)
The priority is:
3° the default setting (based on BIOS memory for Ivy, and default ig for Haswell)
Example of data into org.chameleon.Boot.plist
Here we go:
View attachment: Chameleon_2260_GMA.zip
I'd like to take this opportunity to invite all of you, who have put such hard work, time and money into your MacMods, to submit those completed builds for the InsanelyMac's MacMod of the Month Contest
This is a forum where you can show off your completed mod to all those who visit the InsanelyMac website, and square off in some friendly competition against others who have MacMods of their own. Bragging rights alone are priceless if you win, but at the end of the year, there is the MacMod of the Year contest! The 2012 contest featured first, second and third place prizes! Last years MacMod of the Year winner was a build entitled Deep Thought, a very well built, clean MacMod that anyone would be proud to have on their desk running OSX. This is also a great place to see what others have done with their machines and pick up some great ideas for your own build!
When you have a moment, take a look at one of our newest entries for MacMod of the Month for 2013 - Lemon Lime Twist
These builds are a representation of each one of us, and with future sales of MacPros no longer for sale in Europe (article found >HERE<) whatever their reasoning behind it is... THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE !!! To show those that live in Europe, they can too can do it for a 1/4 of the price and have a SCREAMIN' MacMod that will outshine and outperform the most current MacPro out there.
Do you think your MacMod is as good - maybe even better? There's only one way to find out - Submit your MacMod today! Even if you don't have your system completed, its a perfect opportunity to vote on the MacMod of other InsanelMac users, so they can win a prizes at the end of the year for 2013 !!!
Lastly, we have more contributors that will be donating real prizes at the end of this year so even if you think your build may not be "show worthy," post it anyway. You never know... Thank you for taking the time, later...
Today, 03/20/13 marks an extraordinary event that's been in the making for some time. The staff of InsanelyMac are proud to present to you :
Pandora's Box application is a new "Tool" that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8 with the option to use either the retail app version or it's dmg image file.
Also included is a post installation utility to apply additional fixes after install or after a OSx software update.
So those features are great, but you will see "PANDORA'S BOX" also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. With the option for you to configure and choose much of the customization during the OSx installation process, once complete, you can immediately boot into your new working install without requiring any further setup.
Available in the Downloads section
Watch and Participate to the Beta Testing here: http://www.insanelym...-beta1-testing/
Check out our new 'Downloads' area at InsanelyMac. A single, easy-to-use area where you can download the latest kexts from developers in the InsanelyMac community, and even popular files from developers outside. Discuss and support each other from within the linked forum threads.
We look forward to growing this area with demand and adding more files for download. Let us know what you think!
Are you a fan of tiny wearable computers? Does the idea of wearing glasses make you want to shake your fist at Google? The rumors are flying fast and furious about Apple developing an iWatch - an iOS capable device that you would wear on your wrist... like a watch.
Both Bloomberg and The Verge are claiming that the iWatch that is in development will run a 'full' version of iOS.
From The Verge:
Interestingly, we're also told that Apple's chosen to rework the full iOS to run on the watch instead of building up the iPod nano's proprietary touch operating system — although the previous nano was already watch-sized and seemed like a great starting point for a watch, Apple's betting on iOS across product lines.
Reportedly, there is also an official 'Watch Team' made up of approximately 100 designers to try to make a watch do what an iPhone does. Regardless of if this device ever makes it to reality, Apple has filed over seventy patents that include the word 'wrist' in them.
Will this be the next big product from Apple? Will this be the next big rumor from Apple à la the TV? Reports are also saying that Apple wants this to launch by the end of the year, so hopefully... maybe... possibly, we'll know by Christmas.
What is white on the outside yet still gpu powered on the inside with the words “Mac® Edition” etched on the side?
Well our friends at Sapphire Technology has taken the AMD 7950 that quite a few users here at InsanelyMac have managed to get working and created a Mac Pro geared version of the card. Now you may look and say “hmm.. already got mine working why read about this one?” Aside from the cute white shroud and accentuated grooves in the shroud itself, there are BIOS differences which cuases this card to diverge from similarity with other 7950s alike.
This Sapphire variant of the 7950 is without a doubt based on the original 7950 that hum along at 850MHz with its sizeable 3GB of GDDR5 memory, the wide lane 240GB/s memory bandwidth, and a memory clock ticking at 1250MHz. As by news from PCGamesHardware, AMD does have intentions have releasing this card to the market of consumers with a price tag of $450. The IO port layout on the backside of the card is your standard DVI – HDMI – miniDP x2 layout found on other 7950s as well. If you do have intentions of dropping this into a Mac Pro (though I feel you readers would much rather do so in your Hackintoshes), be certain that you have the two six pin adapters that will be needed to feed this hungry little guy.
Apple has today released an incremental update to iOS 6 for iPhone 4S users. iOS 6.1.1 addresses battery and 3G issues that some iPhone 4S users were experiencing after "upgrading" from iOS 6.0 to 6.1: an issue so widespread that Vodafone in the UK was issuing alerts to customers to avoid updating to iOS 6.1.
Problems ranged from overheating to rapidly draining batteries as well as intermittent 3G performance.
Note that this update is only available to iPhone 4S users: iPhone 5 users may have to wait for an update, some of whom are also reporting 3G issues on iOS 6.1.
Apple has sent letters to resellers across Europe informing them to place their final orders for Mac Pro machines by February 18th as Apple will no longer be selling the professional towers from March 1st onwards in Europe.
The reason behind the unusual move by Apple is due to the aging Mac Pro failing to meet an un-specified criteria from Amendment 1 of Regulation IEC 60950-1; an international safety standard for electrical equipment.
This could be taken as either good or bad news for the fate of the relatively neglected Mac Pro: naysayers could argue that this is the beginning of the end of the Mac Pro as Apple prepares to wind up production, and other territories may follow in ceasing sales of the high-end Mac.
However, far more likely it's a simple case of Apple having something else up its sleeve later this year as already promised by Tim Cook in an e-mail, coupled with the fact that it doesn't really affect Apple given the Mac Pro is such a niche product in its line-up these days and we're only talking about the European market, not the whole world.
Check out the letter from Apple to its European resellers:
We'll never stop working in the Developers Corner!
CodeRush is working hard on his utility to patch UEFI BIOS PowerManagement modules to be compatible with MacOS X SpeedStep implementation.
The utility works very well with a lot of motherboards, but he is still working to improve it.
Testers are required to help him!
If you are looking for a (virtual) ton of online storage, check out Mega. A free membership will give you a staggering 50GB of online storage. That's seven times more than SkyDrive, 10 times more than GoogleDrive and Amazon CloudDrive and iCloud, and 25 times more than DropBox - assuming you don't jump thru all the hoops to get up to 18GB, which is still 64 percent less than Mega is offering. For free.
Mega is run by the same people that hosted MegaUpload. If you'll remember last year when that site was taken down by the US Government for DMCA violations. Kim Dotcom has worked out a pretty interesting way of avoiding legal problems this go-around. The encryption is done on YOUR machine, so what Mega is storing for you is an encrypted file. They don't have the decryption key - you do. What this means is that when the government comes knocking on their door, they will cooperate with law enforcement and turn over your data. Your encrypted data that they cant decrypt. This does nothing to stop the fuzz from coming after you, but it protects Mega from anything illegal you do.
I created an account and am currently awaiting my validation email. Reports from Gizmodo, ZDNet and Forbes, Mega have reported 'overwhelming demand' for their service and Mega will be 'working on more capacity'. Kim Dotcom reported over 1 million subscribers the first day. When I get a chance to test out the upload and download speeds, I'll post more below.
The activation email took nearly 4 hours to arrive. I am guessing that either there is a huge demand that they didn't correctly anticipate, or a Kiwi (the New Zealand national bird) flew it to the United States for me. The first thing that popped up in my browser was a statement telling me my browser is out of date and that I should upgrade to Chrome. My browser may be out of date (Waterfox 15.0) but I am not 'upgrading' to Chrome. Time will tell if that affects my speed. I am uploading Gimp starting at 14:00 MST and I'll let you know when its done.
Nothing happening. According to Gizmodo, Kim Dotcom has said that speed will improve shortly. I can only imagine that it will since it has nowhere to go but up. Yes that is 5 hours of elapsed time with NO PROGRESS at all. I'm giving up and I'll try back next week... or next month.
So I saw the success of others and decided to take my account for a spin:
Looks like Kim Dotcom was right about getting the speed issues fixed. I have a pretty fat broadband pipe (15Mb/s) with a fairly consistent upload of ~ 1500Kb/s and the upload speed that is shown above is better than I get on my SkyDrive or Google Drive. If you do the math it appears the upload is using my full upload speed so whatever speed limits that may crop up for me, it looks like they'll be on my end. So far I am pretty impressed.
Has anyone here gotten a Mega account yet? Reply below!