Contribute
Register

Even less chance of making Radeon card work than Lion

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Nov 1, 2011
Messages
226
Motherboard
i7-2630QM
CPU
2.0GHz
Graphics
1GB AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Bummer

So nobody has their ProBook's dedicated Radeon working with Mountain Lion?
Kinda defeats purpose having the dedicated graphics
 
Joined
May 22, 2011
Messages
40
Motherboard
HP ProBook 4530s
CPU
i7 - 2670QM
Graphics
HD 3000 / 6490M
Mac
  1. iMac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Well as most people will know we've been trying to get the Radeon card to work for quite a while and when seemingly I got a step closer in Lion here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/hp-probook-4530s/32276-radeon-6470m-6490m-project-21.html#post347609
Sadly for some reason GraphicsEnabler=Yes & UseAtiROM=Yes result in machine not booting whatsoever.

I take it there is no card that does work that we could swap the 6490m with. Sounds to me like its more of an issue with not being able to select the the discrete card and kill the HD3000 than the card being compatible with os x. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Joined
Jan 31, 2011
Messages
89
Motherboard
HP ProBook 4530 | HP ProBook 5330m | Intel NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 | Alienware Alpha
CPU
i3-2350m | i3-2350m | i5-4250U | i3-4130T
Graphics
Intel HD 3000 | Intel HD 5000 | NVIDIA Geforce GTX 860M 2989 MB
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Joined
Jun 9, 2011
Messages
1,117
Motherboard
HP Probook 4530s
CPU
i5-2410m
Graphics
HD3000 & Radeon 6490m
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Well the issue's as far as we know were that apple use a mux system for the graphics and we use a muxless system but we're also stumbled by the problem of only choosing "switchable graphics" instead of the option of integrated or descrete graphics.
If we could edit the bios to allow us to chose descrete only we'd have more chance of this working.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2011
Messages
1,117
Motherboard
HP Probook 4530s
CPU
i5-2410m
Graphics
HD3000 & Radeon 6490m
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Maybe but it's hard written into the Kernel so would take a dev to do it.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2011
Messages
1,117
Motherboard
HP Probook 4530s
CPU
i5-2410m
Graphics
HD3000 & Radeon 6490m
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
You may find on this site that unlocks bios' is that there is lots of mention of "slice" which means there is more focus on them making the laptop able to run on alternative os's as opposed to unlocking the options such as "switchable graphics".

I did post on Chimera Bug Reports to try and find out if the "UseAtiROM" command is currently not compatible with ML as it seems not to be working correctly but instead of getting a reply from MacMan I got an Inbox from ModBot informing me that my post had been moved to 10.8 Laptop Support.
I'm getting pretty fed up of that happening!!!! TONYMAC PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-lion-laptop-support/64116-error-useatirom-mountain-lion.html
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top