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In Topic: New AppleHDA Patcher

22 November 2015 - 12:49 AM

The way I have been doing it for a while is as follows:


1. Use Toleda's cloverALC script.  This places .zml files inside AppleHDA.kext.  It places patches into Clover config.plist.  It installs realtekALC.kext into Clover kexts.

2. I grab an unmodified DummyHDA.kext.  I take the .zml files out of AppleHDA.kext and put them into DummyHDA.kext.  I take realtekALC.kext out of Clover kexts.  I take some info from the Info.plist from realtekALC.kext and add it to DummyHDA.kext.  I leave the Clover edits as it.

3.  Put DummyHDA.kext into /S/L/E which leaves AppleHDA.kext vanilla.

4.  Often I have to rebuild the kextcache to get DummyHDA.kext recognized.


If I have a new installation, I can just put DummyHDA.kext into /S/L/E and copy my patched config.plist to Clover.


An advantage is this:  on some computers, mostly laptops, sound gets unloaded during sleep.  In order to reload the kext after sleep, it needs the enabler.  With realtekALC.kext in Clover, it only gets injected at boot.  It is not available if AppleHDA.kext needs to be reloaded.  The DummyHDA.kext has an alias to the AppleHDA.kext binary.

In Topic: New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

20 November 2015 - 02:53 AM

I'm not a clairvoyant, I need your kernel logs.



I thought all cats were clairvoyant...

In Topic: Anybody running 4K@60Hz @ GTX 960?

11 October 2015 - 09:12 PM

GTX 970:  http://www.insanelym...ng-un40ju6500f/

In Topic: El Capitan - installation help needed

05 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

On Yosemite or earlier:


Insert the USB drive.

Open Disk Utility.

On the left pane, select the USB drive.  Click on the drive, not any partitions that might be on it.

On the right side, click on Partition.

In the pop-up menu, select 1 partition.

Set it to Mac OS Extended Journaled

Click the Options button and select GUID

Click on the Apply button.


Run the Clover installer.

Select the USB drive, click Continue

Click on the Customize button

Select Bootloader -> Install boot0af in MBR

Select Themes -> (whatever you like)

Click the Install button


Reboot the computer

Use the UEFI/Bios selector to select the USB drive to boot (F11, F12, F8, whatever it is on your computer)

Boot the USB drive

In Topic: Skylake/Z170 compatibility?

05 October 2015 - 05:46 AM

Windows and Linux are designed to be installed on a combination of assorted hardware.  OSX is designed only to run on the specific hardware combinations built by Apple.  They only contain drivers for the limited set of hardware that Apple produces and for some 3rd party peripherals which they have approved.  The kernel in OSX is compiled for specific processors.  It is not built to run on the combined assortment of hardware that makes up a typical PC.  Since Apple has not yet produced a machine with Skylake they have not compiled the kernel to support it nor to support the Z170 chipset.


Edit: an article 3 weeks ago on Slashdot about how Linus Torvalds made new releases to make Linux compatible with Skylake and R9 video:


Mr. Torvalds has released Linux 4.3-rc1 this weekend. He characterized the release as "not particularly small — pretty average in size, in fact. Everything looks fairly normal, in fact, with about 70% of the changes being drivers, 10% architecture updates, and the remaining 20% are spread out." There are a number of new user-facing features including stabilized Intel "Skylake" processor support, initial AMD R9 Fury graphics support, SMP scheduler optimizations, file-system fixes, a reworked open-source NVIDIA driver, and many Linux hardware driver updates.


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