ATI Radeon HD 4350 is a low-end card just good enough for viewing games and playing Blu-Ray DVDs. Many Manufacturers supply it with your PC. If you want to install Mac and not sure where to start, read on.
FIRST of all: Let's understand your system. ATI 4350 has 3 connections: HDMI, VGA and DVI. Each has it's own solution.
SECOND of all: Please make sure you have done these things:
- Backup all your data to a safe place in case something goes bad
- Download pFIX 3.1. (Google it. Just don't play with the guitar there! )
- Download the attached files: Chameleon RC5 r790 and ATY_Init&EVO_Enabler.zip
If you have a VGA screen:
VGAs work best with these versions of Mac OS X (Tested):
- Mac OS X 10.6.2
- Mac OS X 10.6.3
- Mac OS X 10.7 DP3
I won't suggest distros but I believe that you'll sort it out.
You'll need EVOEnabler and ATY_Init, find them here And, you'll need to modify some kexts. Someone with the name ANARCHiNTOSH from InsanelyMac (Click to the Thread) has made a dummy Kext for that. Download the files from here.
Now that you have everything follow these steps:
Step 1: Install the Kext files.
Copy EVOEnabler.kext and ATY_Init.kext to System/Library/Extensions. Then grab the kexts from ATIFix.. and put them in Extra/Extensions (E/E)
Step 2: Fix permissions with pFIX
Open Applications - Utilities - Terminal and put in this command:
Your HD is usually Mounted on / unless you're running from another installation, it'll be shown with it's Hard Disk labeled.Code:sudo -s, (input Password: It won't show up of course) pfix, Enter, Choose your HD
Let it do it's thing until it says 'Process Complete. You can reboot now'. DON'T DO IT! Still you've got other stuff to do.
Step 3 - Edit com.apple.boot.plist
Note: If you are stingy with editing stuff, (like me for example ) please skip this step and refer to step 4
Go to Extra, copy com.apple.boot.plist to your desktop. Open it with TextEdit and add this flag:
So it looks something like this:Code:<key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string>
It doesn't HAVE to be identical. Just the GraphicsEnabler thing. You may have more or less flags than I do. Totally normal and O-K.
Step 4 - Install Chameleon RC5
I have Chameleon RC5 r970. (Download here), Open the installer, Continue-Continue-Continue-Agree then Customize: Choose Chameleon Standard, Options: GraphicsEnabler (Don't check if you have already done Step 3!!), Themes, UNCheck Extras.
Once you've done that, you're OK. Press Install and reboot.
Boot up with -v for checking on errors, it should blink once or twice then shows up with the QE/CI effects enabled. On System Profiler, it recognized my card as an ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB on Snow Leopard, and an ATI Radeon HD 4600 on Lion.
That's it for VGA. You're pretty much done.
If you have a DVI screen:
Many people say that ATI Radeon HD 4350 works best with DVI. I don't have a DVI but it works on the following OS X versions:
- Mac OS X 10.6.5
- Mac OS X 10.6.6
- Mac OS X 10.6.7
To enable them, you'll have to follow the same steps for VGA, BUT, replace ATIFixv0+1 with this version: ATIFix2 AND instead of placing them in Extra/Extensions, put them in System/Library/Extensions along with the EVOEnabler and ATY_Init. Thanks again to ANARCHiNTOSH for the injectors
If you have an HDMI
Sorry, I can't help with HDMI because I've not run into it. I'll update once there's more research into it.
If you have messed up
You: Rebooted, but my mac is as good as dead: Black screens, Flickering, Kernel panics, take your pick.
It's OK. There's always a way out. Pop in a Mac OS X Install Disk and boot with -v -s
and foliow these steps
-For VGA people
Enter the following code:
For DVI peopleCode:sbin/mount -uw / cd /System/Library/Extensions mv ATY_Init.kext ATY_Init.old mv EVOEnabler.kext EVOEnabler.old cd /Extra/Extensions mv ATI*.kext ATI*.old chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 /Extra/Extensions chmod -R 0:0 /Extra/Extensions reboot
Enter the following code:
Now that you've undone the procedure, it should be fine. Just remember to run pFIX once it boots.Code:sbin/mount -uw / cd /System/Library/Extensions mv ATY_Init.kext ATY_Init.old mv EVOEnabler.kext EVOEnabler.old mv ATI4350.Fix.v2.kext ATI4350.Fix.v2.old chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions reboot
Have a nice Mac