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In Topic: [GUIDE] Dell XPS 15 (9550) Sierra 10.12.2 Quick Installation

30 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

There is this weird hiccup now, which could pertain the touted data corruption.

My EFI partition contains files with 0 byte size, illegal characters and which are undeletable. I had to rename the "10.12" kext folder, create a new version and copy the needed kexts from my USB bootstick into it. This setup lasts for 1-2 boots or so - then the EFI files become corrupted again. I cannot tell which files do become corrupted, but so far replacing the kexts did it. I consider the EFI parition to be at fault, hence I rance fsck_msdos via single user mode and it yielded an endless stream of errors, which all were fixed. The files, though, are still there.

Tonight I'll use SystemRescueCD to re-check the EFI parition with its tools, try to delete these files and if nothing helps, salvage what is good and reformat the EFI parition and reimage it. This problem only occured while upgrading to 10.12 - or maybe it only became visible.

The HFS+ parition of OS X also shows errors which the normaly fsck did not fix, but which were fixed with

/sbin/fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk0s2
I do hope this does not indicate a corrupted drive.

Similar thing happened to me couple of days ago. Had hwp enabled. Xps went to sleep/hibernation? Then efi corrupted. Tried to rescue it but no luck. Had to format the efi from windows. Then booted the macos partition from usb and reinstalled Clover and efi files

In Topic: Clover General discussion

27 August 2016 - 09:18 PM

I'm using a dell XPS 13 9350. Everything works great but still some minor bugs most of them related to (I think) the SMBIOS. I'm using MacBookPro12,1 but System Info shows only a MacBookPro1. Apparently it's a dell only thing that truncates the SMBIOS??? Not really documented anywhere. Could Clover help with this? Not really a techi guy myself. Thank you

In Topic: [FIX] macOS Sierra DP1 BCM94532Z WiFi

18 July 2016 - 03:21 PM

I had BCM94350ZAE/DW1820a [14e4:43a3] installed on HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1. The card can power up. It seems works fine.
In `Status menu', Wi-Fi changing between `Wi-Fi: On' and `Wi-Fi: Looking for Networks...'.
When I click `Join Other Network...' -> Show Networks -> Scanning..., there is no wireless network list shown. Latest result:
In `System Information' (`System Report...') -> Network -> Wi-Fi

Software Versions:
  CoreWLAN:    11.0 (1101.20)
  CoreWLANKit:    11.0 (1101.20)
  Menu Extra:    11.0 (1121.34.2)
  System Information:    12.0 (1100.2)
  IO80211 Family:    11.1 (1110.26)
  Diagnostics:    5.1 (510.88)
  AirPort Utility:    6.3.6 (636.5)
  Card Type:    AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x21)
  Firmware Version:    Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
  MAC Address:    ab:cd:ef:ab:cd:ef
  Locale:    FCC
  Country Code:    US
  Supported PHY Modes:    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  Supported Channels:    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
  Wake On Wireless:    Supported
  AirDrop:    Supported, Channel 149
  Status:    Not Associated

So the real problem is No Result after Scanning! Is it possible to develop a patch for it (may be in `AirPortBrcm4360.kext')? How to see the log of this problem, how to debug this problem?

Could you give a help?


PS: This card works fine in both Ubuntu & Win 8.1 / 10.


Same card in Dell XPS 13 BCM94350ZAE/DW1820a [14e4:43a3].
Booting with
verbose gives:


sudo dmesg | grep -i ARPT

ARPT: 2.706942: srom rev:11
ARPT: 2.739163: Over-riding wl_msg_level, found "wl_msg_level" arg, value[0x00000fff]
ARPT: 2.739170: Over-riding wl_msg_level2, found "wl_msg_level2" arg, value[0x00000fff]
ARPT: 2.743458: BRCM tunables:
ARPT: 2.743462:   pullmode[1] txringsize[  256] txsendqsize[1024] reapmin[   32] reapcount[  128]
ARPT: 2.745520: wl0: Broadcom BCM43ba, vendorID[0x14e4] BAR0[0xdc400004]
ARPT: 2.745687: wl0: powerStateWillChangeTo: PowerFlags 0xf000 new state 2 theDriver 0x56590bc9ff88b381
ARPT: 2.745732: D3 Exit Sanity : Verify PCIE
ARPT: 2.746089: D3 Exit Sanity : Verify Backplane errors
ARPT: 2.746151: D3 Exit Sanity : OL_CAP:1 M:0
ARPT: 2.746155: D3 Exit Sanity complete - Device is in good state
ARPT: 2.773715: Log system state... : reinit:6:-PCICfgRdFail-CfgReg:0x78
ARPT: 2.833306: 
ARPT: 2.833312: Fatal Error - Initiate powercycle 
ARPT: 2.838439: ai_core_reset: WARN1: resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.840716: ai_core_reset: WARN2: resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.841818: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.844111: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.846857: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.849419: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.852371: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.854616: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.856977: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.859958: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.862425: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.863567: ai_core_reset: Failed to take core 0x812 out of reset
ARPT: 2.863726: wlc_ltr_init: ltrspacing wr=0x1f4 rd=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.863845: wlc_ltr_init: ltrhysteresiscnt wr=0xc0001 rd=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.864007: wlc_ltr_init_reg: rd[0x844]=0xffffffff wr[0x844]=0x883c883c
ARPT: 2.864244: wlc_ltr_init_reg: rd[0x848]=0xffffffff wr[0x848]=0x88648864
ARPT: 2.864483: wlc_ltr_init_reg: rd[0x84c]=0xffffffff wr[0x84c]=0x90039003
ARPT: 2.864603: wl:wlc_ltr_hwset: orig ltr=3 new ltr=0 [0=>sleep, 2=>active]
ARPT: 2.864683: wl:wlc_ltr_hwset: Sending LTR message ltr=0 [0=>sleep, 2=>active]
ARPT: 2.865805: ai_core_reset: WARN1: resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.868098: ai_core_reset: WARN2: resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.869240: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.871494: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.873733: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.875945: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.878141: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.880353: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.882562: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.884870: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.887157: ai_core_reset: WARN3 resetstatus=0xffffffff
ARPT: 2.888370: ai_core_reset: Failed to take core 0x812 out of reset
ARPT: 2.888993: wlIoctl: wlc_ioctl called with cmd 118 returned error -26
ARPT: 2.889000: wl0: setAP: err setting ioctl WLC_SET_AP to 0, err -26 "Not Permitted"
ARPT: 2.889149: wl0: powerStateWillChangeTo: PowerFlags 0x0400 new state 1 theDriver 0x56590bc9ff88b381
ARPT: 2.889175: PowerState did not change to OFF : 2IOV_OL_TCPKEEPALIVE_CONN: no valid info
ARPT: 3.190307: wl0: wlc_iovar_op: wl_tcpkeepalive_conn BCME -23 (Unsupported)
ARPT: 3.190316: wlIovarOp: wlc_iovar_op called with cmd "wl_tcpkeepalive_conn" returned error -23
ARPT: 3.190338: AirPort_Brcm43xx::syncPowerState: WWEN[disabled]
ARPT: 3.190349: wlIoctl: wlc_ioctl called with cmd 118 returned error -26
ARPT: 3.190357: wl0: setAP: err setting ioctl WLC_SET_AP to 0, err -26 "Not Permitted"
ARPT: 3.190420: wl0: powerStateWillChangeTo: PowerFlags 0xf000 new state 2 theDriver 0x56590bc9ff88b381
ARPT: 3.190449: D3 Exit Sanity : Verify PCIE
ARPT: 3.190470: D3 Exit Sanity : Verify Backplane errors
ARPT: 3.190777: D3 Sanity : Backplane timeout detected 
ARPT: 3.190783: wl0: fatal error, reinitializing, total count of reinit's[1], @'wlc_verify_d3_exit':56127
ARPT: 3.190790: Perform hard reset, skip core init
ARPT: 3.190797: AirPort_Brcm43xx::syncPowerState: Device in bad state after wakeup - err:-1
ARPT: 3.190853: Power Cycle Completed
ARPT: 3.190919: Log system state... : DriverState
ARPT: 3.192499: Fatal Error - Initiate powercycle 
ARPT: 3.228157: 
ARPT: 3.228165: Log system state... : DriverState
ARPT: 3.265353: 
ARPT: 5.143371: WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored (stateNumber = 2)
ARPT: 5.153363: wl0: fatal error, reinitializing, total count of reinit's[2], @'wl_nocard_war':4312
ARPT: 5.174015: Perform hard reset, skip core init

Any ideas? Also tried with fake id via clover. nothing. Card show up but unable to power on.
Thank you

In Topic: Clover General discussion

03 July 2016 - 07:52 PM

I was able to copy config.plist with EFI shell and got my laptop booting again. I was afraid it was something incomprehensible like Open Firmware, but it's like a cross between DOS and Linux, and even has a text editor. Anyway, once I copied the file I was able to boot the laptop with both drives installed, and was even able to boot from both drives.

Can you make a quick tutorial on that? Might come handy for someone? Thank you
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