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External gpu for hackbook

Thanks to your donations I was able to buy viDock4+.

Made a quick test with my lappy and some gt220 cards.

Especially I was interested in hackintosh support.

So here is results with some screenshots.

First of all, u have to fight error12 in windows, otherwise it will just kernel panic while osx booting.

Once that resolved, it works, you need to disable graphicsenabler( gives freeze on gray screen) and use ATY_init, this way it even may work on MacBooks with expresscard slot.

Comments

  1. mark
    December 12th, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    gracias

  2. Pozizu
    March 10th, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    What’s the hackintosh experience with external gpu’s like mad cat tech’s Eclipse UV150 SEE2? I got a hackintosh booting up without KP with its snow leo driver installed and USB2VGA connected. Power LED turns on during boot but no recognition in the os. (specs: equipment of member ‘pineappleape’ in insanelymac.com, that’s me).

  3. Pozizu
    March 12th, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    External GPU USB2VGA Eclipse SEE2 UV150 status:

    There are 2 kexts involved I think, the driver itself MCP_trigger1p.kext and Apple’s own AppleUSBDisplays.kext. The native drivers the USB2VGA Eclipse product is delivered with are Windows and one for Leopard (10.5.x) and SnowLeopard (10.6.x). They claim the product (Eclipse SEE2 UV150) works with Windows2K, XP, Vista, Win7 and Mac OS X (Snow/Leo).

    The USB2VGA converter in question for I want to use with a hackintosh Snow Leo (10.6.7):
    http://www.eclipsetouch.com/uv150.htm#img/UV150/uv150_1.jpg

    Updating to 10.6.8 is preferably not done with my hackintosh (Intel server system SR1530CLR) since it’s a total boot killer dispite the tonymacx86 different advices on this update)

  4. Pozizu
    March 17th, 2012 | 12:33 am

    External GPU USB2VGA Eclipse SEE2 UV150 status:

    Progressed with success!

    After having unsuccessfully tried the DisplayLink (1.8a1 Alpa release), DisplayLink_1.7 and of course the Eclipsetouch included on the CD with the product and the Lion version of it on their site (www.eclipsetouch.com) I almost gave up because whatsoever nothing appeared in Display settings of the OS X Snow Leopard showing my third VGA adapter annex FujitsuSiemens l20W LCD monitor.

    But then when having my eye on the kernel flag npci=0×2000 npci=0×2000 (yes I have to put them TWICE for my hackintosh to work in org.chameleon.boot.plist) I decided to give it a shot by changing that parameter or at least do something with it.

    I reduced it to a single npci=0×2000.

    Installed the OSX driver for Snow Leopard on the CD.

    I got a KP demanding to push the power button until the system would shut down – did push the button to shut down.

    Rebooted.

    Worked.

    Amazingly simple :) (at least it was for me)

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