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Testing the Dosdude1 patch to disable the dGPU on macOS

6 minute read

As you know, I have a problem on my vintage MacBook Pro late 2011 related to my dGPU. Basically it died :skull: at the end of 2017. So I have to find a patch to be able to continue use it, and I finally did in this way.

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen — Solution

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problem I have with my old MacBook Pro wakening from sleeping to a black screen. I also pointed out that I was testing a solution related to the lid. I can tell that since I’ve testing this solution I haven’t suffered any wake up to a black screen, so I guess that the problem is related to the lid, either ...

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen

9 minute read

As you know, I have had problems with my old MacBook Pro Late 2011 and its dGPU which I’ve been able to patch to make the computer work again. In the beginning, the side effect of the fix was not to be able to wake up properly the Mac from sleep mode. The computer woke up to a black or grey screen and the fans started to work at full speed to fi...

Disconnecting the dGPU in a late 2011 MacBook Pro —third way

8 minute read

Update 2017.12.12-14.20 EET: whether or not I use the AMDGPUWakeHandler and whether I sleep or hibernate I can’t wake up of the hibernation/sleep. Depending on if I have AMDGPUWakeHandler on or off I get different outputs, but none of those end in a successful wakeup.

My MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphics card said “ciao” 👋🏻 —again

17 minute read

Last Sunday wasn’t really a pleasant day. On Saturday late night, or rather around Sunday 00.30 am, my MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphic card begin to fail to in the end not being able to boot it properly. The computer was working just fine, it wasn’t even using the discrete card, connected to the external screen as I’ve been doing lately...