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  1. Hi everyone. I noticed that Apple released the official 10.13.1 update today. Has anyone tried to install it? Thank you in advanced!
  2. @MacPeet Thanks for your help! I followed your instructions and now I have Audio with the AppleALC method, though LayoutID 13 enables only the front headphone jack output and not the rear Line Out, where I have my speakers connected. Thus, I reverted back to LayoutID 11. The two problems I'm currently facing are the following: * The login screen that is shown upon boot is red, instead of the blurry background desktop image of the last logged in user * Most importantly though, my Optiplex goes to sleep, but when I wake it up the display is completely dark. Anyone else facing this problem? I have uploaded my EFI folder here: http://ul.to/jz1lelko FYI, my setup: * Optiplex 780 * CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550@2.83 * RAM: 16Gb * Graphichs: ATI Radeon HD5450@1Gb * Clover Release: r4220 (latest) Regarding NightShiftUnlocker, I placed it in Clover/kexts/10.13 and it works just fine Finally, when the upgrade finished, I had to boot from my unmodified, existing installation of Sierra (I cloned my sierra installation to a different internal hard drive and I upgraded from there, to play it safe) and replace the HD5450 rollback drivers, as the screen was black. That means that I need a spare working Hackintosh installation every time a High Sierra update is released so that I can replace my graphics drivers? Thanks for all your help
  3. Hi everyone, I too have Audio via the realtek on the fly method. Of course I'm still in Sierra and thinking to perform the upgrade within the next few days (a happy user of Optiplex 780 with ATI HD5450 1Gb). Thus, nguyendj's post that he has audio via the realtek driver makes me think to leave my set up (DSDTs and Clover's config file) as is. I have a couple of questions though: * Why is the AppleALC method, and generally using lilu better, since the on the fly method is still upgrade safe? * Secondly, If I want to avoid patching the CoreBrightness framework after every upgrade, it is my understanding that I need to change my SMBIOS to iMac14,2 (currently it is iMac10,1), OR keep my system definition as is and install lilu with NightShiftUnlocker. Which one do you recommend? If I choose to use lilu, should I install the kexts in the EFI partition? * Is there a possibility that simply changing to iMac14,2 will cause any problems (i.e. prevent system from booting)? * Finally, regarding HD5450, after the upgrade I guess the system will boot but I won't have hardware acceleration until I replace the drivers with the older version MacPeet provided, right? Will I be able to replace these files over after every upgrade of High Sierra? I apologize for all these questions, but I thought I'd better be prepared before upgrading... Thank you in advance!
  4. Thanks FilBip! Using dd is like using CloneZilla. This is what I'll probably end up doing to be on the safe side. Nevertheless I'd still like to know if there is also a safe way to make a working bootable clone using CarbonCopyCloner...
  5. Thanks for the good news owbp! To be on the safe side, I'd like to keep a backup of my current installation on another internal HD. How should I go about doing it, to make sure that the clone will be bootable? * Erase the target volume using Disk Utility and creating a single HFS partition * Clone using CCC * Clone Recovery HD * Install Clover on clone disk, but by choosing which options at the installer? * Copy the EFI folder of my working EFI partition to the EFI partition of the clone drive I'm asking because I performed the above procedure on another (non DELL) Hackintosh and I messed everything up (mainly clover wouldn't boot my system even from the original drive). I'm afraid I ticked something extremely devastating on the clover installer and I don't want to repeat the same catastrophe on my Optiplex. Thank you in advance!
  6. Anybody upgraded to El Capitan 10.11.2? Any problems?
  7. Thanks! You saved my day... or rather my night . Let's hope that my network won't give me any issues this time!
  8. Major problem I executed sudo kextcache -prelinked-kernel and now I cannot reboot. Right In the beginning I get a kernel panic with the error: "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/xnu/xnu-3247.10.11/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1665". I did notice that kextcache was complaining in its output that many kexts had invalid signature but were loaded because of kext-dev-mode flag. Please help. Is the situation salvagable or should I reinstall clover along with the EFI partition and perform the necessary patching for HDA audio?
  9. I've installed it in S/L/E with Kext Wizard. I didn't rebuild kextcache as I assumed that this is already being done by Kext Wizard (that's why it's taking ages to install a kext file ). I'll try it nevertheless and I'll keep you posted. Thanks!
  10. Hi guys! Thanks for this great guide! I'm happy to report that the upgrade from Mavericks to El Capitan went unbeliveably smoothly - no problems at all (I have an Optiplex 780, with the same configuration as morpheousman). Problems begun to arise though after the upgrade to 10.11.1... Network shares discovery is now extremely unstable. I'm using Intel82566MM.kext, which I was successfully using in Mavericks for over two years now. Some time after booting the machine, my linux samba server eventually shows up in Finder and PathFinder, I can connect to it and use its shares up to the point I put the system to sleep. When it comes back (usually after some hours - if I wake it up soon enough there isn't any problem), the network samba shares seem to be connected, but the contents of the folders are empty. Inspection of /Volumes revealed that the directories are there, but their names have been replaced by dashes (e.g. scanner -> ---). When I click on the server name in Finder, it shows the shares, but displays them as connected (i.e. ready to be ejected), but again their contents are empty and guess what: they cannot be ejected too. I cannot mount or unmount them. The system returns to normal only after a reboot. I've tried: * unloading and loading Intel82566MM.kext: no effect * using Intel82566MM.kext from my Mavericks installation: no effect (I believe they are the same files) * using AppleIntelE1000e.kext: this is even worse - when the system comes back from sleep I have no network whatsoever; I can't even ping to my server! Has anyone else addressed this problem sofar? Thank you in advance!
  11. As with any Mavericks update, I had to patch the display drivers (AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext) as per instructions in the first post. But like every other time, it did work perfectly now (10.9.5). I'd advise against using the drivers from your backup of 10.9.4. Repatch those two files, copy them back in /S/L/E and rebuild the kernel caches (if you come from a myHack installation, run myHack), reboot and... hope for the better
  12. Yup! Another success story for me as well