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In Topic: Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

11 February 2018 - 01:15 PM

I'm diligently working toward getting the Intel UHD 630 graphics working. I've made progress but ultimately still failing. The GPU is showing up in System Information properly (See image below). But will not display anything on the attached monitor. The monitor is initialized at boot time as it powers on from it's sleep state, but no useable output. 


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The Apple VT H264 encoder also seems to be available with both hardware and software options. Below is showing the OBS output options.


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I've tried all manner of kext's and device id's and pretty much anything I could find to make it work. I'm still looking and testing. I'll update as I experiment.

In Topic: Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

07 February 2018 - 12:35 PM

I haven't encountered a restarting after shutdown problem. Are you using the EFI folder in the original post?

Another thing I ran into was when upgrading to macOS 10.13.3 the updated nVidia drivers do not work so well. There is tons of lag and screen drawing choppiness. I had to downgrade to the 10.13.2 drivers to get smooth graphics back. This isn't a XPS 8930 problem, but instead a nVidia problem. Still, many 8930 systems were shipped with nVidia graphics so it's something to look out for.

In Topic: Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

27 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

I ran into one problem which I just fixed last night after a few weeks of giving me fits. My Qualcomm ethernet chip would lose connection for a fraction of a second and then reconnect right back. This caused all kinds of lag problems for online gaming (World of Warcraft mainly). The way I fixed it was to go into the System Preferences > Network > select Ethernet from the lefthand side > click Advanced > and finally under the Hardware tab change Configuration to Manually and then Duplex to full-duplex, flow-control. I really think it was the energy-efficient-ethernet part under Duplex causing the problem. Regardless, no problems with disconnections now!


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In Topic: Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

30 December 2017 - 06:57 PM


Thanks for your very informative post on installing OS X on Dell 8390. 
Did you find any solution for the Wifi? 



Nope, the wifi is and will probably remain totally unsupported. The bluetooth is good though. 


On an unrelated note, I never did figure out what Realtek audio chip is in this desktop. The physical chip on the motherboard is so tiny I can't read any text on it. I booted into Linux and it was just referred to as Realtek HD Audio via lspci.

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16 December 2017 - 01:45 PM

Holy {censored}. This is one detailed write up. Great job.

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