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In Topic: Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 (First Hackintosh Install Progress)

17 March 2016 - 12:13 AM

I have one real problem remaining with my mac.  I am running 10.11.3 but this problem has stuck with me from earlier builds.  I am using a recent USB injector from Rehabman, and have disabled a few ports to get under the 15 device limit.  All the ports I want working are working still no "red" 3.1 or type-c 3.1 ports, but thats ok since I don't have any of those devices.


My problem is that if my computer goes to sleep with a USB drive plugged in, I get the improperly ejected message.  I think there could be a DSDT edit for this problem to mark the USB ports as internal or something, but I don't have a good idea about that.  Does anyone know what edit I might make so that USB disks don't get ejected on sleep (or if they do get ejected it is properly) I see there are some scripts that can be set to run to eject disks before sleep - but I would rather figure out how to configure the USB ports properly so they act normal. 

In Topic: Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 (First Hackintosh Install Progress)

15 December 2015 - 03:56 AM

Just an idea cause I have no idea how to do it.  With the USBInjector,you could build one so that the port that your cooler is plugged into is disabled in MacOS.  That way when you boot to windows, it would still be communicating.  It would just be invisible to MacOS and so would not cause you problems with sleep/wake - just an idea.

In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for El Capitan (UPDATE 12/07/2017)

15 December 2015 - 03:47 AM

Is this a place where i can ask a question?  i have a Z170xUD5 motherboard and a I7 skyline processor.   My graphics card is 970GTX 4GB.  I have been using SMBIOS code for iMac17,1 but when I boot with the web drivers installed and nvda_driver=1 I only get a black screen when the logon screen should appear.  I have team viewer installed so I can remote to the computer.  What I notice is that it cannot see an external display attached.  It is only driving the (nonexistent) internal monitor.


If I switch the SMBIOS to MacPro3,1 -- that seems to resolve the graphics problem, but that has a whole set of other problems with USB ports etc.


Is there anything I can do to get the 970 to work correctly while the SMBIOS is set to iMac17,1?



--I found the answer to this on a different forum.  The answer is to edit the AppleGraphicsControl.kext.

I found instructions on how to do this by google searching for Solving NVIDIA Driver Install & Loading Problems

In Topic: Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 (First Hackintosh Install Progress)

13 December 2015 - 07:52 PM

I have only the USBInjectall, fakesmc and (intelmausiEthernet or AppleE1000)  


I have noticed now that if MacOS puts itself to sleep, everything wakes up fine -- video comes back ENet has a network connection, USB does't complain about power -- but if I choose sleep from the apple menu then I have all three problems.  Sometimes video works when I put the computer to sleep from the menu and sometimes it doesn't, but ENet never comes back and USB always complains about too much power.


Self induced sleep from the timer settings always seems to wake OK.


So... whats the difference between MacOS sleeping automatically and me choosing it from the Apple Menu?  I dunno.

In Topic: Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 (First Hackintosh Install Progress)

12 December 2015 - 03:32 PM

I have the same experience as Hashish.  I had ethernet 211 working with IGBApple and now I have the I219 port working instead with the AppleIntell1000e kext modified as above.  Most everything works fine at boot.  I have correct Graphics, all RAM is recognized.

When the computer goes or is put to sleep, when it  wakes, sometimes I have no graphics, and always I have no Ethernet connection.  This was true with both the 211 port and the 219 port with either kext mentioned above.  In addition, when waking from sleep, the OS complains about too high a power draw on the USB ports.


When I shut down with the computer in this state - after waking from sleep - the console log screen fills with errors about the USB system.


The kexts I am using are FakeSMC, USBInjectAll, and AppleIntel1000E (only).  I am doing a kext patch of AppleUSBXHCIPCI in clover.plist to remove the port limit - I think that I need to do something to actually configure the USB ports.  I am reading that the USBInjectAll + remove port limits is only to be used on a temporary basis. 


I have not built a DSDT or SSDT for this system - I kind of though those went away with the into of UEFI, but now I am thinking they are still relevant.


Otherwise in Clover, I only have verbose set for a boot flag, and when using my 8400GS, I have to set "Inject nVidia." When my 970 is installed, I have to switch around the nVidia settings in clover.  i will move my good video card to this system permanently once it is as stable as my old MacOS system.  (EP45-DS3L--old but 100% working)


SMBIOS is set to 17,1 which could be the cause of the display trouble ok wake.  Since I am saying I have an iMac - the system assumes that my only display is a secondary display plugged into the "iMac" rather than the primary display.

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