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@FireWolf1 week ago

10/16
22:47
macOS Catalina

Coffee Lake Intel UHD Graphics 630 on macOS Catalina: The ultimate solution to the kernel panic due to division by zero in the framebuffer driver

It has been two years since I identified the maximum link rate issue on my laptop.
Now it’s time for me to post the ultimate solution and conclude this series.
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>> Recap of the story

Previously, we have found that the maximum link rate reported by the builtin display is zero and hence the field used as a divider is left zeroed. We have provided a solution to the kernel panic by injecting a valid link rate value via WhateverGreen. However, users are still required to have prior knowledge of a link rate that works for their builtin display. As a result, it is not a perfect solution, and ideally the graphics driver should be able to find a valid value behind the scene.

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Coffee Lake Intel UHD Graphics 630 on macOS Catalina: The ultimate solution to the kernel panic due to division by zero in the framebuffer driver

@FireWolf2 years ago

11/10
23:28
macOS Mojave

Coffee Lake Intel UHD Graphics 630 on macOS Mojave: A nearly ultimate solution to the kernel panic due to division by zero in the framebuffer driver

Hi folks! Times goes fast. I have some new findings to share with you. Now it’s time to write a new post.

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>> Introduction

Nowadays, it might not be easy to make the integrated graphics card, namely Intel UHD Graphics 630, fully work on Apple’s latest macOS Mojave without any issues on a Coffee Lake-based laptop. In addition to the minimum requirement of DVMT pre-allocated memory that I identified three years ago, some built-in displays may not report valid values of certain capabilities, resulting in the graphics driver failing to verify those values and reporting a fatal error by triggering a kernel panic.

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Coffee Lake Intel UHD Graphics 630 on macOS Mojave: A nearly ultimate solution to the kernel panic due to division by zero in the framebuffer driver