Minor fix for aty_init

Fixed typo with 5750/5770 cards causing them to not be injected.



  1. jamdownian
    July 22nd, 2011 | 10:05 pm

    Is the aty_init source code public? Trying to get the ATI 5650m to work. Its working on laptops with Intel cpus but I’m using a AMD phenom II P940.

  2. arondutzu
    July 22nd, 2011 | 10:49 pm

    any fixes for 5870 hdmi dual mon detected but not working. have to change output sometimes at logon…. anything ⁈

  3. tdtran1025
    July 22nd, 2011 | 11:38 pm

    Now everything works, including DVD Player.

  4. tdtran1025
    July 23rd, 2011 | 12:39 am

    I spoke too soon. Same card-5770, but now strange behavior. Horizontal scan is off and can;t be adjusted. It also affected switching to different display, all exhibiting horizontal scan glitch. I went back to NO ATY and put up with no DVD player.

  5. Robert
    July 23rd, 2011 | 1:32 am

    I was having a problem booting into an installer partition to install Lion… then found your new kext and it fixed everything. Thanks so much.

  6. Aurojyoti
    July 23rd, 2011 | 9:48 am

    I installed the aty_init kext in Lion GM and also the kexts for my ATI HD4650 card.

    Now my card is detected and it is properly shown in the About Mac info. I can also get native resolution 1366x768x32 for my card. But QE/CI is still not enabled.

    Anyone help please?

  7. Macest
    July 23rd, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    I’m getting a kernel panic with my GTX 480, older version I have doesn’t seem to work at all.

  8. dimi3
    July 23rd, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    could u help me out with 6470m code master??

  9. Voluntas
    July 23rd, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    I also need help with my 6370m. Can anyone help me?

  10. w00t
    July 24th, 2011 | 9:22 am

    Thx for the fix. It worked on my ATI 5770.

    But i had to change the framebuffer from Uakari to Vervet in the info.plist file inside aty_init.

    Had a black screen with Uakari. But Vervet works perfectly.

  11. Single
    July 24th, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    The download is broken, please update the link, thanks a lot

  12. Mate94
    July 25th, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    No screen resultion adjust on HD5750. Please update it. 🙂

    Thank you very much for your hard work.

  13. Adam
    July 26th, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    I think the issue with the 6970’s not working is due to the EFIVersion string. When I go into RBE and look at my 6970 BIOS, the version string is 113-HD697ACNF0V1.

    When I look at the version strings in the ATY kext it shows the following:





    I’m wondering if these need to match the version string of the 6970 BIOS.


    ///its not, it faulty drivers, dropping a lot of gpu debug info into dmesg (happen when driver fails)

  14. Yolanda
    August 1st, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    Adam, no, problem isn’t in the injection, but in the driver itself: 69XX cards use new ATI’s VLIW4 desigh of shader units, not VLIW5 as in all other cards (from 24XX to 6870), so there is no any original Mac card with new desigh yet and that is why driver not supports them, it’s a big change it card architecture and requires high level graphics commands to translate into new microcode.

    So we need to wait for new MacPros with 69XX cards, I think upcoming LGA 2011 Intel platform will be used for new MacPro and so there is a big chance that Apple choose 6970 card as one of a option for it.

  15. ibr4him
    August 2nd, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Doesn’t seem to work with Asus 5670 1GB?

  16. giakomo
    August 3rd, 2011 | 8:55 am

    if u see that..

    apple introducing 6970m 1gb and 2 gb…i think the structure is the same of 6970 or not? :O

    //no, its based on Barts (6870) chips

  17. Adam
    August 9th, 2011 | 4:58 pm


    Thank you so much for the explanation!!

    I’ve been banging my head against this for almost a month.

    I’m guessing my only solution would be to get a card that is supported and have it in PCIe slot 1, then have my two 6950’s in 2 – 3… so I can still game in Windows.

    I guess I’ll be stuck to VMWare until then! 🙂

  18. Artemy
    August 16th, 2011 | 8:06 pm

    I tried to use my sapphire 5750 in my Mac Pro 2,1 with an old ATY_Init and the new one. With an old one I get my card displayed in System profiler but no displays detected (so I see it through Nvidia 7300GT) with the new one I get KP. Any suggestions?

  19. August 19th, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    Can aty_init.kext work with an nvidia 7200GS 256MB PCIe video card for LION 10.7.1

  20. Florian U.
    September 4th, 2011 | 9:24 pm

    Hey Netkas!

    Thank you so much for your great “hacking”. It’s been such a pleasure to have someone like you around Mac OS.

    I have a few questions though, and thought they might fit here best.

    I’m using ATY_init on my MacPro4,1 to enable an nVidia GT440 card to be working. memory not showing correctly, slot-name is wrong and not showing specific card name in system profiler. I tried changing the Info.plist and changing memory from 20 to 40 and the Slot-1 to Slot-2, but the changes weren’t affecting it.
    Next problem: (More of the bigger issue) When using OpenCL, Luxmark kernel compile crashes ( i know, not supposed to work due to SM2,1) and OCLINFO is showing clock: 0MHz for that card. <– how can I fix that?

    Thank you

    ///1) sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/ATY_Init.kext /System/Library/Extensions
    ///2) read forum, graphics card/nvidia subsection for a fix for gtx460&co and opencl

  21. victorcan
    November 11th, 2011 | 2:59 am

    I need some help I got nvidia 570 gtx working great with your awesome kexts.. I just upgraded to 10.7.2 and my 2nd card which I use for my win7 boot in SLI now has to be removed from the motherboard to boot?? I boot back in forth pretty routinly and man does it suck having to pull the card all the time 🙁 I dont see anyone else haviong this prb.. I have the latest Nvidia HAL kext and like I say everything seems to work beautifully when just the one card is installed never had this prob with 10.7 or 10.7.1 just with 10.7.2.. can you please help me

  22. wdx30022
    November 12th, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    it this kext work with ATI 5730 HD in mac lion 10.7.1 ??
    halp plez ??

  23. November 25th, 2011 | 11:40 pm

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  24. Predatux
    December 5th, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Works with ati 5730?

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  26. January 25th, 2012 | 8:30 am

    Have Ati HD6670 is there a working kext for it? thanks in advance.

  27. dennis
    March 28th, 2012 | 6:50 am

    try load for hd2600

  28. September 14th, 2012 | 3:19 am

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