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  1. surfinchina

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    As an experiment, there are like 1000 application folders in Catalina. My drive is called OSX and the install split it into OSX and OSX Data - a new thing. I migrated my data and all the apps went into OSX/system/applications There is also OSX/Applications, OSX Data/Device/Applications and all the other Application folders in the OSX/Users/User or shared or public/Applications. I'm in Mojave and not able to try it out, but just copy some Applications from where you find them into the various folders to see which one is linked to Launchpad. There's also double up User folders (minus the users) all over the place. It is a beta I guess...
  2. surfinchina

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    No it's not mate. It's my next move I guess. When I get back to NZ tomorrow and get some time... Your's is disabled?
  3. surfinchina

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Only thing I'm having trouble with now is a few minutes wait at the very end of the verbose string - A millisecond of apple logo, blank screen for a few minutes then the apple logo for a few seconds then I'm in. Would this normally be GPU issues? It's fine with Mojave. I'm wondering if it's the Optimus nVidia GPU which is buggering it around. Anybody tried Catalina with one of these GPUs in their laptop? Once it's going it seems fine and the UHD630 iGPU is working ok.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Worked for my TP link T2U nano as well, even though it's not on the supported list. Thanks! And working on my TP Archer T2U nano. Thanks Chris You could put that wifi adapter on the supported list. If you like.
  5. surfinchina

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol. So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol. So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Here's a weird thing. Not that I've got it going (ACPI stall, then get to the apple logo then blank screen) but what it has done is split my volume up into the OS and data. But the data has some other stuff in it - screenshot: No sign of the apps that were installed previous. So just to be clear, I had a few volumes - OSX, OSXbac and OSXHS now I have four - OSX and OSX data, OSXbak and OSXHS. I'll try a clean install now This is on my Zenbook
  7. New hack on my Asus Zenbook. It has a cool (in windows anyway) trackpad that works as a 2nd screen and so I was never confident of it working. I've tried all the kexts I can find and a DSDT and pinning it, but to no avail. Anyway, it works for a few seconds after boot but only if I've restarted from windows, so I'm guessing that it would work, but some kext or process that's loading after boot is stopping it. My question is, how do I find out what kexts are loading after boot? Is there a post boot log somewhere?? Then I can work through them and maybe disable that kext... Thanks
  8. Thanks! It only starts in safe mode now, won't start normally or in single user mode. Battery works I've attached the runme zip Send me petes-Mac-Pro-2.zip
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5

    Ahh. I'm a bit slow lol. I do have a lot of Chrome crashes though. And a couple of kernel panics. Loving the lack of coil whine though!
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5

    I don't have it on my Vega FE. No igpu (X299) And why is my metal - supported line different now??? Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    Mine's sticking at the same place. After no issues with updates for all of Mojave...
  12. surfinchina

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    This one. It's pretty usual for the vega. I don't know if it interferes with the powerplay table because I don't use any of that stuff. VegaGraphicsFixup.kext.zip
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    Corsair iCUE (MacOS) Now Available as Open Beta!

    Thanks blazin! I was running the old CUE as an alpha / beta for ages but they never released it. This one works well on my K95 without the latest firmware update, although I did update it some time ago to V 3.0.5. As you can see it picked up my old macro key assignments just fine.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    Beta 2. No problems on the rig described in the sig.
  15. I remember back in the day when they moved from RISC to CISC chip. I think the last RISC they used was 68040? Anyway, after they moved it pretty well signalled the end of ARMs desktop computer chips and all manner of other computers stagnated - like Atari, Commodore, Acorn and I guess a few others. It'd be a MASSIVE undertaking to now develop a RISC chip to rival the i7 or i9 intel and to put it into production, just for Apple. Apples reasons for making the change originally still stand (mainly hitching a ride on the continued development of CISC, low price (comparatively speaking) because of high volume and compatibility of the various 'support' chips). So I'll believe it when I see it. For now I think it's just some Apple guy taking a trip down memory lane...
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