Hackintosh laptop running Yosemite 10.10.1 w/ X3100 graphics

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jaxparo, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. jaxparo macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    I'm on a hackintosh laptop running Yosemite 10.10.1 w/ X3100 graphics. I found X3100 64-bit kexts that do appear to load, and are shown loaded in kextstat. I see QE & CoreImage seemingly working; screensavers Flurry & LotsaWater are smooth & normal, Chess.app has full functionality in 3d, so I'm assuming I have QE & CoreImage.
    OpenGL doesn't appear to work. OpenGL Extensions Viewer tests show horrible frame rates in single digits.
    Maps crashes, VLC has no video, only audio. Google Earth works but seems to slow system, jerky zoom, etc.
    It seems "so close" to fully functional, any OpenGL patches for X3100 would be extremely appreciated.
  2. RV-ABZ, Jan 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015

    RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2013
    How about Safari on web sites with lots of graphics animations or CTRL-UP/CTRL-DOWN/CTRL-LEFT/CTRL-RIGHT actions? All smooth? Can you open DVDPlayer? If so, check the supported features (through Help menu). If you have full graphics support/acceleration, you'll get same report as per attached screenshot.

    If you have Apple Developper Tools (XCode), try & run the Quartz Debug app, that's supposed to activate QuartzGL, deactivated by default since ML I understand... But I doubt it'll change anything. For OpenGL, it's not a matter of patches, it's a matter of libraries used by the OS, most notably newer ones (OpenGL3.3, OpenGL4.x, OpenCL). If the underlying GPU is not compatible, there's nothing to be done. Unless some sort of God pretends he can rewrite ML/Mav/Yos (this extends to apps provided with the OS) to call only on libraries previously used in say SL or Lion. :rolleyes: But then, just run SL or Lion...


    Intel GMA950/X3100 support OpenGL up to v1.4/v2.1 only. You may find the following OpenGL GPU comparison interesting:

    SL was mostly relying on OpenGL2.1 and Lion introduced support for some OpenGL3.2 features. From ML, Apple decided to shake up & modernise the graphics capabilities of its OS and target OpenGL4.

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  3. archer999, Jan 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015

    archer999 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2015
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    EDIT: THANK YOU SO MUCH IT WORKS!!!!, I'm just install the kext normally and i got a blackscreen, and then i set GraphicsEnabler=No and now my laptop can run the graphics well!! :eek:
    Proof: [​IMG]

    Hey, I have laptop that also running intel X3100 but its detected as intel 965GM my laptop is Compaq Presario V3700. so you got the graphic controller working on yours?, can you give me guide how to make it work?
    are you just follow the tutorial on the page 1 and then this:

    Thanks ;)
  4. jonobin macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Try what RV-ABZ said and let us know ;)
  5. RV-ABZ, Jan 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2015

    RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2013
    @archer999: GMA X3100 = Intel GM965 graphics! It's the integrated graphics chip of the 965 chipset...

    Can you please post a screenshot of the DVDPlayer supported features?
  6. archer999 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2015
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Yes, sadly its not working i can't even open the dvdplayer app it give error
  7. RV-ABZ, Jan 25, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2015

    RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2013
    So, as could be expected, all you really have is FrameBuffer support, not full graphics acceleration which you will just never ever get. Sorry.
  8. cumpadi macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2015
    Yosemite Flags and personalize on dell inspiron 1525

    Hey Archer999, please could you tell me what flags you used to boot the USB stick and which items you checked in the personalization field at the time of installation ?
  9. griftopia macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2016
    Guys, the link for the kext is broken. Can someone please post it here please. I believe I have the same Graphics, X3100 aka 965GM. Please help!
  10. RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2013
    The 64bit GMAX3100 + IntelFramebuffer kexts are found in the 10.6.2 Combo update, itself available for download off Apple's web site. You can extract the kexts from the Combo dmg with Pacifist app.

    However, you'd be wasting your time as you will never gain full graphics acceleration with those kexts, merely partial frame buffer support, i.e. screen res and res switching and that's about it. Graphics will remain totally laggy and you'll have no wake from sleep.
  11. griftopia, Apr 7, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016

    griftopia macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2016
    Thanks @RV-ABZ. I'll take what I can get. I already have it installed and laggy. Hopefully it will be less laggy and at least wide screen resolution. Nothing to lose at this point. Will figure out that pacifist thingy.

    I'm still hoping Archer will just give me the kexts. The reason is I found some and tried it, and even with GraphicsEnabler=No, IGPEnabler=Yes, I got black screen. Need to know exact kexts. Then funny thing is I don't see the kexts / bundles in S/L/E. It's like they disappeared but still lurking somewhere and I have to do complete reinstall.
  12. Datriumph macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016

    Hello buddy
    Can we get a working link to these kexts
    As it'll b very helpfull

    And one thing which can come handy for everyone who are stuck with x3100

    See here
    Now Yosemite is pretty smooth genie effect works like charm

    So combination of 144mb graphics + beamoff VS 3 mb graphic + beamoff
    I think first one is better

    So please guys provide me with a working link of these x3100 kexts

    I just wanna try it out

    N u can also go ahead n try beamoff
    N post the result here
    Hope this helps
  13. Macschrauber macrumors 6502


    Dec 27, 2015
    Sorry to rush in, I am totally new to the hackintosh scene but: is that a way to get yosemite on a Macbook Air 1.1 ?

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