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Do Mac versions (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc.) have a built-in “framebuffer” in their kernels?

Assuming you try to install Snow Leopard on an x86 board that has no GPU or integrated graphics, but only a, say, CRTC or such, does it have support to plot data on the screen without depending on any ...
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Switch internal monitor off by software (script/terminal/shortcut/…)

I’m using my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6) standing in a shelf with an external screen on my desk so I don’t use and need the internal screen. But if the internal one is on it’s shown in spaces. It is ...
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Is it okay to install OS X on an external drive, and then install that drive as an internal drive?

My internal drive is suffering hardware failure, so I bought OS X Snow Leopard (to upgrade my iMac from Leopard), a new drive, and a cheap external USB 2.0 enclosure. My plan is to install a clean ...
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How much does Hardware Growler affect performance?

I'm interested in knowing how much Hardware Growler affects performance. My MacBook's performance at some of point in time became terrible and I could not figure out the reason. The Beachball of ...
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List of graphics cards supported by Snow Leopard (10.6.x) but not OpenCL capable? (In older Intel Macs.)

I want to know what graphics cards without OpenCL capabilities are supported by Mac OS 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’? The list is probably really short.
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MacBook not detecting external display

I have an old MacBook 1.1 and since I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 it does not seem to connect to my external Monitor or TV. I'm using the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter. I've tried using detect displays and ...
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How can I tell if my MacBook's iSight has a hardware problem?

I've got a 2006 13" MacBook (Core Duo; the first ones they produced with an Intel chipset), and the built-in webcam doesn't seem to work anymore. Here's what my System Profiler shows in the USB tab: ...