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adamtj09 adamtj09 is offline
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Default help!mini 10 resolution settings in os x - 11-08-2009, 01:01 AM

i currently am running the 1010 on os x but my resolution is stuck on 800x576!its really annoying and i know its possible to get it upto 1024 x 768 just how is the question!!!
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Default 11-08-2009, 09:18 PM

The 1010 is the mini10 correct? As in not the mini10v? If so, you have an Intel GMA 500 graphics chipset. The mini10v has the Intel GMA 950 chipset. The have comparable specs but the big difference in OS X terms is that real Macs (the Mac mini and early MacBook) actually had a GMA 950 in them. This means OS X has drivers for the 950 chipset. No Mac ever had the GMA 500 chipset so there are no OS X (from Apple) drivers for your chipset. You get the default VGA driver. That's limited to the native resolution and has no hardware acceleration. Perhaps over at insanelymac where they do all sorts of hacks for all brands of PCs you may find someone who's taken open source Linux drivers and converted and built the for OS X.

Otherwise you're stuck.

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Default 11-09-2009, 12:29 AM

hi thanks for the reply!

ive actually just in the last hour gone back to windows 7 ultimate works nice and gma 500 is supported fine!ill wait till someone does port of a linux driver and more people test the dell mini 10's capability as a hackintosh!i mgiht just buy a 850 euro macbook eventually anyway! anyway thanks for ur reply!
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