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  1. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    This is a more mundane question, ... How does one change the name of the drive? I did not think about doing that before installing the upgrade. I would like to, of course, call it Catalina instead of Mojave.
  2. It may be a combination of new things, but after installing this kext you built, I noticed an immediate graphics improvement while using photo editing software. Before, when editing 'largish' (4K - 5k, 16 - 20 MP) images, highly zoomed in, while moving in the image from one place to to another section, there would be a jerkiness or judder. Now the movement is very smooth, no flashing etc. This is using an i5-8400, AMD RX-580 setup. The combination of updates is Mohave 10.14.3 Beta (18D38a), Clover 4813 and this kext. Maybe tomorrow it will go back to as before, but for today, it is a good improvement. Thanks!
  3. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    I am curious about your gpu card. Did you lose 16 MB somewhere? Asus says it should have 8GB not 7.99 and some loose change. :)
  4. Did you do anything special when changing SMBIOS definitions to keep from having problems with Messages and / or FaceTime?
  5. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Your interpretation is fine, but you have ran into the small print disclaimer, so to speak. My motherboard's manual says the same thing, just about word for word. Later though, in the small print section, the manual informs me that if I put a SATA type NVME drive in that M.2 slot, I will lose the regular SATA 0 port because of the bus sharing. Putting a pci-e type drive in there has no such restrictions. I think HBP's approach will be the easiest to try, not to overlook it being the least expensive. That should get you to having consistent SATA speeds for the drive. After that, the adapter should get you a little more speed, along the lines of what Pavo posted, but that is a conversation more for you and your cash flow. The results I posted are fairly steady. If I run the test suite for a bunch of trials, I get some results that are faster and some that are slower, but mostly similar to the one I posted. (I do not run the suite when backups or indexing is occurring.) I only can give you a glib answer about why your BIOS does not retain the setting. It maybe that the BIOS sees your wifi card and decides to make sure it takes priority and acts accordingly. The BIOS on my motherboard will not retain the onboard clock setting I enter no matter which time zone I set it to, it always reverts to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on the next startup.
  6. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I suppose there are some options: 1.) Sell the drive and get a SATA type NVME SSD to replace it. (Your EVO is PCI-e type) This way you will not have the issue nagging at you. 2.) If you have an empty PCIe slot, get an adapter and go that route. These are not terribly expensive, but you might have to skip buying lunch for a few days. This also frees up your M.2 slot. 3.) Get a new motherboard that has M.2 connectors that are PCI-e based instead of SATA based. 4.) Shrug and just live with it as is, and do not let it bother you late at night. I am trying not to dump salt into a wound, but this is the score I get using the test suite Pavo is using on a Gigabyte Z370 series motherboard with i5 cpu and pci-e based M.2 connectors: edit: p.s. For what it is worth, I read somewhere that if your motherboard's temperature sensors are not acting right and are reading hot, the mother board will throttle the NVME drives to keep the temperature cooler. I do not know how to replace those very easily if they are malfunctioning.
  7. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Dear Telepati, M.2 is a connector type, like USB-C is a connector type, it has nothing to do with speed. Your EVO drive is NVME, but you are trying to run it in a SATA slot, so you will have to settle for the slower SATA speed.
  8. As a followup to my earlier posting, I have been able to get this working on my Coffee Lake system I wrote about earlier. (Gigabyte Z370XP SLI, i5-8400, RX-580) The recent Public Beta (18A365a) added some more systems into the graphics support, Pavo wrote this somewhere in the main Mohave pre-release thread. I used Clover Configurator to generate the smbios section for an iMac Pro, removed stuff like the firmware features, etc. -- letting Clover generate that information, and replaced this small smbios section in my main config.plist, took the machine offline and restarted. Preview and QuickLook worked as they should. I did not have to turn on the IGPU in the BIOS settings, nor use inject-intel = true or make any other changes. So Pavo's idea about the smbios settings waaaaaay back when does look like it is on the mark. Hopefully Apple will keep adding more systems so that Preview and QuickLook work right, after all iTunes, Safari, pretty much all of the other apps use jpegs and display them correctly already. Thank you all for your help.
  9. I dusted a few cobwebs off of my older Haswell system, updated it to the latest Public Beta and was able to readily get viewing jpgs, etc. to work in QuickLook and Preview. (Actually there are a lot of things working on the Haswell system that do not work on the Coffee Lake system, but well ...) The success, here is what worked: Gigabyte Z97N - Gaming 5 BIOS version F5. [Haswell System] Intel i5-4690S CPU @ 3.20GHz Gigabyte RX460 (4GB) BIOS: boot using pcie card, NOT the igpu. <- this is important! Internal graphics: enabled, memory 64M, DVMT Total memory: Max macOS 10.14 Beta (18A336e) Mojave Clover v4586 Clover config.plist Devices -> FakeID -> IntelGFX = 0x0 Graphics -> Inject -> Intel = true The results are pretty decent, this older machine is no a speedster but it does okay for what it is and runs a lot of apps that as I mentioned are not running on my Coffee Lake system. The failure: various options of enabling and disabling the IGPU Gigabyte Z370XP SLI BIOS F7. [Coffee Lake System] Intel i5-8400 Gigabyte RX580 (8GB) Note: macOS does not yet 'know' the cpu. This may be related to part of the problem; Apple, at this point, has limited support out there for Coffee Lake systems.
  10. Yup, I went back to that setup since the other approaches are not yet working for this system. Thank you for your help.
  11. I am still having problems with jpg images in preview and Quicklook using today’s Public Beta update. Gigabyte Z370XP SLI, bios version F7 I5-8400 Bios settings: DVMT Memory 64M, Total available: 256M Primary graphics: IGPU Internal Graphics Enabled Gigabyte Aorus RX580 8GB macOS 10.14 Public Beta Three: (18A336e), Clover version 4586 With the new update, Quicklook and Preview gained the ability to view TIFFs and play .mov files. Various kinds of camera raw images are NOT viewable in Quicklook or Preview, while the finder has always shown the thumbnails correctly for every kind of image filetype I have tried so far. The QuickLook slideshow (select a bunch of images in the finder, then press the Option key - Spacebar combination) will not display jpgs in slideshow mode, but will display them at various large sizes in index sheet mode. Once an image is chosen though, the slideshow module crashes of course. Selecting a bunch of TIFFs only for the slideshow results in the slideshow module operating correctly, but it crashes in index mode once an individual image is chosen. As far as transparency goes in Light Mode or Dark Mode, it seems to work,. The menu bar is slightly translucent in Light Mode, but it is there, the translucency is more apparent in Dark Mode. Safari now works with a bunch more media heavy websites than before. At this point I am wondering if this issue is a problem with the frame buffer settings. Using Inject Intel = true along with IntelGFX = 0x12345678, the hardware report shows I have Intel UHD Graphics 630, no kext loaded, no known vendor or device id Using Inject Intel = true along with IntelGFX = 0x0, the hardware report shows I have Intel UHD Graphics 630, Vendor: Intel, device id: 5912 Using Inject Intel = false along with IntelGFX = 0x0, the hardware report shows I have Intel HD Graphics CFL CRB, Vendor: Intel, device id: 3e92 I connected a monitor to the motherboard HDMI connector, and observed it though the boot process, it did not show the initial BIOS screen or the Clover screen, but did show the ‘wall of text’ — the list of complaints that apfs has about the superblock pointing to a jump place, but it was not started from there, then pauses until the main monitor screen attached to the GPU comes on with the login screen at which point the motherboard connected monitor goes to black screen. Which is why I think there may be a framebuffer issue going on. Any ideas as to how to get Quicklook and Preview working? Thank you for your help!
  12. jerryy2

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Thanks for the tip, these are working just fine in my Mojave beta system without needing any of the -beta flags. ..., It may be listener confirmation bias, but the digital audio (DP / HDMI) seems to sound better than the analog audio. :)
  13. jerryy2

    Clover problems report & features request

    Hello again, Your answer was on the mark. It seems in v4558 the driver is called AptioMemoryFix.efi but in v4586 it has been renamed to AptioMemoryFix-64.efi and even though I use the custom install method to double check what is supposed to be installed, I managed to miss that the installer's auto-select method of upgrading already installed drivers did not select it. Thank you very much for your help! p.s. About the dimm slot choices, that comes from the motherboard user manual for a two dimm setup, using either pair is supposed to be okay, so the physical layout of the slots next to the cpu which then has the cpu cooler almost covering one of the dimm slots came into consideration. Right now, when prices come back into my affordability range so I can add the next pair, I will not have to take off the cpu cooler to do it.
  14. jerryy2

    Clover problems report & features request

    Thank you for your reply. I used the same drivers as for version 4558, at least the same named drivers anyway, I am guessing the v4586 Clover installer/updater installed newer versions of them. Right now, I have dropped back to version 4558 to be able to run the system.