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Alienware 15 R3 on OS X 10.12.6


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Computer:
Dell Alienware 15 r3, i7-7700HQ/Intel Kaby Lake rev. 05, BIOS 1.0.9, Intel® HD Graphics 630/

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (1920x1080) G-SYNC Panel 16GB RAM, Clover UEFI
 
Note: I have very limited knowledge about computer and hackintosh, so please comment
if any.
 
Working:
- Discrete GPU GTX 1070 (WebDriver-378.05.05.25f01, NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext)
- i7-7700HQ Power Management (ssdt.aml | HWP | freqvector script)
- Keyboard and Trackpad not complete yet, complement with Karabiner-Elements-11.0.0 (ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext)
- Audio ALC298-13 (ALC298_Alienware.zip)
- Gigabit Lan (AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext)
- Wifi & Bluetooth (swap card BCM94352Z)
- Auto/Timer/Sleep, Wake
- NVMe 960EVO M.2 SSD (use HackrNVMeFamily.kext, patch_nvme.sh --spoof option)
- NVME Toshiba M.2 SSD (convert to 4K LBA, use smartool under ubuntu)
- USB2/3, USB3 type C
- Mini-display port to display port
- HDMI port

Not Working:
- Intel iGPU 630 HD (due to g-sync feature, display from iGPU not possible, but can be make use during video playback)
- Display brightness (work around use Shades)
 
Patch Applied - dsdt.aml:
- "Fix _WAK Arg0 v2"
- "HPET Fix"
- "SMBUS Fix"
- "IRQ Fix"
- "RTC Fix"
- "OS Check Fix"
- "Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel"

Summary and outstanding issues:
- For some reason voodooTCSync.kext is required to prevent KP.
- Mouse cursor invisible upon booting up, right click to show.
- Audio no sound output if the process of sleep is interrupted.
- Seems to have problems in my kernel logs, can anybody help?


        * kernel: (AppleACPIPlatform) ACPI Error:
        * Namespace lookup failure, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS
 

 

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