Chameleon 2 RC3 & EFI String Graphics Issues

2 minutes

So I am back from an extended road-trip with former colleagues from the Netherlands. It was an enjoyable trip that took us 1300 miles from home to Catskill, New York, and Washington DC, and back again, with stops here and there. I am headed back to work after a long break, and I must admit I did miss using my brain cells the past week.

In the interim, the world has been busy releasing new apps/functionality and updates. The biggest of course being Chameleon 2 RC3. It is out, and for the selected few, it works great. It no longer errs on large drives and has full Snow Leopard support. One advantage of using it over Netkas’ 10.1 EFI is that it weeds out non-boot drives from the startup menu. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the best of luck with this version of Chameleon. It seems to oddly enough not work with my Graphics Card. As I wrote in an earlier post, I use EFI strings in my for my Graphics card. The same however, does not work with Chameleon RC3. QE/CI seems to chug along just fine, but the resolution is stuck at VESA 1024×768. I refuse to use boot flags to force a resolution, and I am unable to get to the root of the issue. In the meantime, I have started using a DSDT.aml fix for my Graphics card. As a result, I now have full audio (in/out), QE/CI for my GFX card, and Gigabit LAN using my DSDT.aml. Life is indeed good.

Huzzah – Logitech is out with drivers for Snow Leopard (both 32 and 64 bit) and they work really well. Finally I can use my MX Revolution and VX Nano mice with Snow Leopard without additional hacks.

With new beta releases of DropBox, MenuMeters, Growl and the like, the migration to Snow Leopard can finally be proclaimed – a done deal.


3 thoughts on “Chameleon 2 RC3 & EFI String Graphics Issues

  1. Hi there,
    I’m just wondering… how did you use DSDT to fix your resolution?
    My notebook was working fine at 1600×1150 booting from a boot-132 disk’s bootloader, until I installed Chameleon 2.0 RC3 onto my Mac partition…and the resolution decided to change to 1024×768.
    I was thinking maybe the needed to be changed…but if you have a more definitive fix, please tell me!


  2. After using the Snow Pack Installer from tseug, I still have to boot to the Chameleon CD every time I restart, then select my 10.6 drive – if I take the Chameleon CD out and try to just boot from the HD, my boot up sits at PCI Devices Listing indefinitely.

    Did I miss a step or something? How do I boot from my HD rather than needing Chameleon every time?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.