DP4: External Monitor / TV Boot Crash?

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  1. heyadrian macrumors member

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    I've got a booting issue on anything that has an external display (HDMI) attached to it. Has anyone else had this?

    Despite cleanly installing Mavericks from scratch twice and even skipping that 'Display Update for DP3' it's made no difference :-/

    Both the MBP 2011 and Mini 2012, when anything is plugged into the Thunderbolt -> HDMI (the one from Apple Store) or if anything is plugged into the Mini when I boot, it just hangs on the 'grey screen with the spinning wheel' which eventually stoops spinning.

    When I booted in verbose, it rants through the usual as normal, but eventually winds up with a blinking cursor (once a minute it blinks) in the top left hand corner of the external displays.

    When I unplug the display on:

    MBP: Boots fine. When I connect the display, works fine.

    Mini: Boots fine as 2 mins later when I plug it in the TV sees the HDMI signal right away.

    Looking at the console logs, I noticed that the WindowServer crashes when something is plugged in externally :-/

    This is what I get:

    Nice :-/ Free new bug with DP4 xD

    Plus i'm having mail.app issues like everyone else...

    I'm rolling back to DP3 on my dev machines
     
  2. SixSlinger macrumors regular

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    I tested this after reading your post. I'm using a 3rd party Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. My 2011 MBP won't boot, but my 2012 MBA is fine.

    Very odd...
     
  3. heyadrian thread starter macrumors member

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    Which video adapters are in your Macbook? I've fixed the Mini by turning off Regza on the tosh TV to that HDMI port and taxa it worked!

    But my MBP 2011 is still doing it :-/

    What do you get in 'Console' under the crash logs? Anything like the WindowServer error like mine?

    My MBP:

    15-inch, Early 2011
    Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
    Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Software OS X 10.9 (13A510d) <-- I went back to DP3 :D

    Here is the GPU info with the Thunderbolt -> HDMI -> Samsung in question:

    AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

    Chipset Model: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x8
    VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x6741
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-C0170L-573
    gMux Version: 1.9.23
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.573
    Displays:
    SAMSUNG:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p)
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes
     
  4. sofent macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue, anyone have a solution ?
     
  5. heyadrian thread starter macrumors member

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    @sofent: All I've managed to work out is that it has to do with external displays (both in clamshell and mirror modes).

    If you boot without the external attached and reattached after you're at the login screen (or in OSX) it'll be fine.

    I can see a fix being released for this pretty soon, well I hope so at least :D
     
  6. SixSlinger macrumors regular

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    Here's my console results:

    15-inch, Early 2011
    Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
    Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Software OS X 10.9 (13A524d)

    Thunderbolt -> HDMI -> LG 24" 1440p UHD

    AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

    Chipset Model: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x8
    VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x6741
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-C0170L-573
    gMux Version: 1.9.23
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.573
    Displays:
    LG:
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440 @ 120Hz (1440p)
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes



    It must be something specific to the 2011 i7 Sandy Bridge MBP's
     
  7. heyadrian thread starter macrumors member

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    How did you manage 120 Hz? I don't even have that option despite the TV being able to handle that speed for 3D :-/

    The only Refresh rates I have is 50 and 60 :-/
     
  8. daxiel22 macrumors member

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  9. heyadrian thread starter macrumors member

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    Works fine with DP5 now, but still can't bump it above NTSC-60 or Pal-50 :-/ And that's using a Thunderbolt -> HDMI from the AppleStore?

    What mode to you shove the TV in to get that? I've got to literally shove it into 3D mode to get 120. Even then if it's a normal video on the BDR, I still get a clear pic until I bump in the 3D mode on the BDR player.
     

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