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In Topic: pre-release OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

Today, 08:47 AM

Well, it DOES bug me and it is not really strange, just a huge shift of focus. And due to the fact that QC is not remotely as important to Apple as it once was. 10.10 is a great example of this. Just read the comments on the Apple Store ... So if you need OS X for real work, it should bug you too ;)




Yeah, I know Apple since ca 1989. Yes, they have changed. A lot. They are no longer a Computer Company, but now a maker of entertainment electronics, and that shows.


In former times they have made great tools for professionals, now they make devices mainly intended for consuming, not creating.


Problem: despite of that, OS X is still the best solution (at least for the type of work I am doing). But for how long, and even more important: what will be the alternative? I still do not see one. Linux? Even Windows? Meh.


Yes, they have changed and I'm someone who got addicted to Mac for professional reasons, many many years ago. Actually, though bugs or whatever OSX is still unbeatable. I must face Win 8.1 almost everyday for my job and I would burn it and his father in a public square.

Btw hackintosh is the greatest thing that could happen to me for passion, work and fun.

In Topic: pre-release OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

13 December 2014 - 07:42 AM

Just updated. Lost trim, Preview App still broken, it seems a little faster, let's see. Thanks

In Topic: pre-release OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

05 December 2014 - 07:59 AM

Preview App still broken as well as graphics issues with Preferences panels 

In Topic: GA-Z77X-UP4 TH, GA AMD Radeon HD 6850, Clover, Yosemite

01 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

I'm documenting what I've done so far with this board. Stay away from this board. It is wonky. 


At this point everything works. Sort of. 

 - Sound works out of the built in line out until a dog across the street barks, when only Display Audio sound via USB works (I'm using a crystal Apple display and a Display Port Apple display, the latter of which supports sound via USB)

 - Ethernet works until the machine sleeps, and then it may or may not come back at full speed or at a fraction of it's normal speed

 - Sleep works on alternate Thursdays. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

 - Don't even get me started on USB. It is a mystery for the ages which ports will work when. 


Bottom line is that I reboot. A lot. Fortunately I figured out my biggest issue which is that if both monitors were plugged into the HD 6850, Clover would fail to detect the proper mode and drop into 80x25 console mode, rendering the machine unusable until I removed the Display Port monitor (leaving just a DVI monitor plugged in) and rebooted.


BIOS settings are pretty standard

 - load optimized defaults 

 - XMP set to "Profile1"

 - all c states enabled

 - CPU Voltage Override disabled

 - SATA on AHCI mode everywhere

 - onboard video disabled

 - XBit enabled

 - rapid start disabled

 - full screen logo enabled

 - CSM enabled but with booting from UEFI only and other devices "legacy first"

 - XHCI and EHCI handoffs enabled (but i'm going to try disabling EHCI handoff at some point)


Followed one of many guides to create the Clover USB stick, legacy install method. Disconnect Display Port monitor (using only DVI monitor). Replugged keyboard around USB ports until it triggered. Booted (F12) to USB stick, installed Yosemite from USB; rebooted (F12) to stick, but at the Clover menu selected new drive. 


NOTE: this board uses the Realtek RTL81xx series driver from Lnx2Mac. 


Installed Clover for UEFI booting only, installed to ESP; under Drivers64UEFI, installed CsmVideoDxe-64 and OsxAptioFixDrv-64. Install RC scripts on target volume, install preference pane.


NOTE: as I mentioned I was having an issue booting with a Display Port monitor connected to the HD 6850 card. I'd get the 80x25 Clover console mode rendering the OS unusable. Finally I did three things: inject ATI in clover config.plist, set gui screen resolution to 1920x1080 in clover config.plist, and added CsmVideoDxe-64.efi. I don't know what magic soup of these things fixed the problem but I now get a clean Clover menu on both monitors and can boot up fine.


After a reboot I used Toleda's 10.0 audio script for the ALC892 audio chip, audio_realtek-100.command.


Finally for USB I installed a GenericXHCIUSB.kext file. Others have reported that you need do nothing, or, set a fakeid in clover config.plist. I tried everything else I could find and settled back on the kext.


I have not worked much on iMessage/FaceTime. I'll post back when I have some time to work on that issue.


Hi, as you can see from my signature, I have the same motherboard actually running Yosemite 10.10.1 without any issue. I must say that I use Chameleon and I'm not used to Clover. The only issue that I have always had is getting HD 3000 working well, so I had to use the kexts from the forum. I have actually some problems on one HD with 10.10.2 concerning graphics but as you know it is a beta. If I can help you somehow to get your system working tell me, maybe I can help you. Ciao

In Topic: hd3000 flickering with any kext

29 November 2014 - 02:56 PM

If you look here in download section there are some kexts for HD 3000 (Yosemite) that worked for me, maybe they can work for you too. Btw I have Chameleon bootloader.


edit: if you're on Clover it doesn't fit, but if you're on Chameleon don't forget to put <key>IGPEnabler</key>

<string>Yes</string> in your org.chameleon.Boot.plist
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