Azimutz, McKibble - RE: ATI x1300
To confirm, my 10.6.8 is fully functional with full res/QE/CI (settings here
)... so again, Azimutz, I really THANK YOU!
In Lion 10.7 I readily get full res by patching ATI1300Controller as usual... but any attempt to bring 10.7's ATIRadeonX1000 into the mix results in KP or infinitely spinning pinwheel of doom (tried: EvoEnabler, RadeonHD, GraphicsEnabler various ways)... i do see ATIRadeonX1000.kext loading when GE=No, so i know all the pieces basically work, but not together.
I had been testing how flashing my x1300's rom to 7187 would affect things but it would always freeze shortly into the Darwin bootstrap... last output includes the word "vectors"... no KP, no error message, just frozen.
Seeing the latest movement on McKibble's 7187 x1300, I went ahead and loaded the boot
from i386_1264-65.zip, with my ati rom patched back to 7187 and GE=Yes ... interestingly, this latest Cham build actually seems to make a positive difference (Azimutz, just curious, any ideas why this one is better?)... now gets all the way through the Darwin bootup (can get to working single user prompt now) but ultimately still freezes at all grey screen with movable
mouse cursor... and then to movable infinite pinwheel after a few moments... this is the closest i've felt so far, it was full res by the looks of the cursor and all ATI kexts are vanilla.
The one other way that seems "close" is GE=No, EvoEnabler, ATI kexts patched to 7183 (with rom back to 7183 as well of course) with 10.6.8's ATIRadeonX1000.kext
rather than 10.7's... everything boots and loads (after some uncomfortably long pauses)... all four usual suspect ATI kexts are loaded and happy in memory (ATISupport, ATI1300Controller, ATIRadeonX1000 & ATIFramebuffer)... full res works as always and no tearing... but still no QE/CI (iMovie says definitively :'()... anybody have suggestions on what to try after that??
Azimutz, I didn't see any comments on what i386_1276.zip was intended for?? taking just that boot
into my mix caused immediate reboot upon Chameleon startup.
I almost just hit buy on a $60 no-fan Asus ATI GT520 (the whole "good enough for iMovie + no fan silence" thing is why i like the little x1300 so much)... but then, 10.6.8 is fine for what i need to accomplish... so i'm going to lick my Lion wounds in a 10.6.8 partition for now... i'll probably check back here from time to time... if anyone really wants to get a hold of me, my personal email gets pinged for new comments here
... Azimutz, thank you!! i wish everyone good luck and happy crackintoshing.