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 11 
 on: June 19, 2017, 09:43:28 PM 
Started by netkas - Last post by mysticalos
I'm keeping a real eye on AMD drivers in 10.13 since I may be switching over to AMD next upgrade. With apple alienating nvidia and nvidia pushing out buggier and bugger web drivers, the inferior hardware may be worth it if the software support is better.

 12 
 on: June 19, 2017, 04:39:47 PM 
Started by coolwdp - Last post by coolwdp
My W7000(flashed) has boot screen and Option Screen,It works very well,but, it must connect 2 monitors, Embarrassed However, I would like to use virtual monitors instead of one of the monitors, A single monitor can also be used properly.

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 on: June 19, 2017, 05:18:50 AM 
Started by netkas - Last post by surfin
You do have SIP disabled, right? You're not going to be modifying any kexts while that's active. Typically when you install a new OS, SIP gets re-enabled.

SIP is disabled.

I'm not too fussed. It hasn't even made it to public beta yet and Sierra is working fine.
I've got it running well on my backup X99 (12 core) xeon with an HD7970, and I'm liking that it doesn't need anywhere near as many patches or kexts to work.
edit: Running even better with the R9 380x, both oob without ATI injection or fake ids or anything.

 14 
 on: June 18, 2017, 12:50:30 PM 
Started by netkas - Last post by Squishy Tia
You do have SIP disabled, right? You're not going to be modifying any kexts while that's active. Typically when you install a new OS, SIP gets re-enabled.

 15 
 on: June 16, 2017, 01:57:33 AM 
Started by netkas - Last post by surfin
the 10.13 was quite easy to install over 10.12. nvme is about 10% faster on my 960 evo, the new disk format I suspect.

No acceleration on my Nano though.
The AMDRadeonX4500HWServices.kext isn't loading.
The AMD9300Controller.kext is.

Any ideas?


Maybe try to spoof 0X73001002 into AMDRadeonX4000 ?
Strange thing is Fiji is present in AMDRadeonX4000GLDriver, has a dedicated controller (AMD9300Controller.kext), but no reference in Graphics accelerator kext and plist. (AMDRadeonX4000.kext),


Is it a volcanic island card ? There is also references in 4100 and 4200 kexts.

It's like a section for AMDRadeonX4000_AMDVIGraphicsAccelerator in AMDRadeonX4000.kext is missing

Looks like a complete mess tbh
   

I have no idea what I'm doing and it even looks like a mess to me! haha.
In Sierra I could modify the X4000 kext and get acceleration.
In high Sierra any modification of the kext breaks it! Evidently Apple has decided to beef up kext protection and signing. Or hopefully that's present only in the beta and when it goes public it'll be able to be modified... Or they might fix R9 nano / fury - 0x73001002 kexts...

The takeout over this is that we might have to find another way to modify kexts that live in S/L/E

 16 
 on: June 15, 2017, 10:40:24 PM 
Started by thestraycat - Last post by brockbackups
If apple releases a new firmware for the 2010 models to support APFS, do you guys plan on remaking your 4,1 to 5,1 flasher to use the latest firmware?

 17 
 on: June 14, 2017, 08:12:43 AM 
Started by netkas - Last post by Rominator
confusing post, cut out the nonsense

 18 
 on: June 14, 2017, 08:10:16 AM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Rominator
Keep dreamin'

 19 
 on: June 12, 2017, 06:41:06 PM 
Started by netkas - Last post by jeanlain
Okay guys. I must admit I was a little bit wrong. Now tested intel HD Graphics 5000 and it seems it utilizes Metal there for both WindowServer and Preview apps.

RC1 seems to be intel-only metal gui.



Presence of both default.metallib in used resources and IGAccelCommandQueue is a good evidence.

It looks like currently gui uses both Metal and OpenGL, because removing openGL driver ( file /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD5000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/AppleIntelHD5000GraphicsGLDriver ) leads to no HW acceleration for GUI, WindowServer stops using Metal (not even loads HD5000MTLDriver), but little cube Metal app still works HW accelerated.
Interestingly, in Sierra the window server is no longer associated with a commandQueue at all, only an GLContext (tested on an intel HD6000). Like if Apple had abandoned the idea of a window server based on Metal. However, many apps in Sierra (even old apps that were not updated in years) are now associated with commandQueues on all supported GPUs. I guess this has something to do with core graphics being based on Metal.
I'm curious to know if the window server ONLY uses Metal in 10.13, and whether it does on all supported GPUs rather than just intel's. 

 20 
 on: June 12, 2017, 02:46:10 PM 
Started by netkas - Last post by pigsyn
the 10.13 was quite easy to install over 10.12. nvme is about 10% faster on my 960 evo, the new disk format I suspect.

No acceleration on my Nano though.
The AMDRadeonX4500HWServices.kext isn't loading.
The AMD9300Controller.kext is.

Any ideas?


Maybe try to spoof 0X73001002 into AMDRadeonX4000 ?
Strange thing is Fiji is present in AMDRadeonX4000GLDriver, has a dedicated controller (AMD9300Controller.kext), but no reference in Graphics accelerator kext and plist. (AMDRadeonX4000.kext),


Is it a volcanic island card ? There is also references in 4100 and 4200 kexts.

It's like a section for AMDRadeonX4000_AMDVIGraphicsAccelerator in AMDRadeonX4000.kext is missing

Looks like a complete mess tbh
   

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