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mnfesq last won the day on March 2 2013

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  1. mnfesq

    New macOS version hackathlon

    I guess I will enjoy watching others who like being "first" competing for that "prize". Personally, I appreciate the collaborative effort that this community provides. I have seldom seen any macOS build installed perfectly by any one person without the help of any other person. It is always a collaborative effort. The willingness of people to help one another without any expectation of a prize or other compensation is one of the greatest aspects of this forum. That said, anyone who wants to race through the installation process of the next OS version, knock yourselves out (and good luck.)
  2. mnfesq

    HP Envy 17-ae100

    So the video problem was not a bug. I did try a fresh install and still had the same problem. After that, I took a look at my Clover kexts and found the problem: My laptop does not require and cannot use the IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext. I don't know how much shared video memory it has but it is apparently in excess of 32 MB. My last problem is that, when I shut down macOS, the laptop does not power off. The LED lights stay lit and, if the fans were running at shutdown, they keep on running.
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    HP Envy 17-ae100

    No luck with or without the SD card kext. I backed up my system and will try a fresh install. It's true that I did a fresh install and then restored a time machine back up from my old computer. That may have caused problems.
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    HP Envy 17-ae100

    Thanks for the fix. I still have the same 2 problems. When I shut down macOS, the screen goes black and the fans shut off, but the LED light on the power button and the hard drive activity LED stay on until I hold the power button down for a few seconds and they go out. Also, I have to boot in single-user mode or I cannot get to second stage boot. The video drivers do not load when I boot normally. I appreciate all of your help.
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    HP Envy 17-ae100

    Here's the Send Me zip. If you need any other files, let me know. I wasn't sure which files you needed me to send you. SendMe.Zip
  6. mnfesq

    HP Envy 17-ae100

    Thanks MaLdOn. You were able to disable the Nvidia GPU. I recognize the Clover files you posted because I used your tutorial when I first installed High Sierra on this laptop. I have several green/red tagged files in my Clover kexts. I had to make several modifications to the files you sent me and added some DSDT patches. The screen was really dim with the IntelBacklight.kext, which I didn't need at all, and I added a simple PNLF patch to my DSDT instead of the SSDT you provided. So the effect of all this was to enable sleep, which is awesome. I also now have proper settings in System Preferences for my power profile on battery, which was not showing up previously even though the battery was displaying properly in my menu bar. However, I still have to boot in single-user mode or video doesn't load, and when I shut down the OS, the laptop stays powered on and I have to hold the power button down until the power shuts off. I will look into my power button settings in my DSDT. I'm not sure yet what will get my video to load during second stage boot when I use the first stage boot graphics. I will appreciate any additional help you are willing to provide. You have already done a LOT to help me get this laptop working properly.
  7. mnfesq

    HP Envy 17-ae100

    Thanks, MaLdon. I've tried the DSDT method of adding an empty _DSM and it didn't work for me. I don't think the DSDT you made for me worked either, at least, not yet. Here's the files you requested. https://www.dropbox.com/s/t4mv9d5ptmqrpks/Send me Michaels-HP-Envy-25.zip?dl=0
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    My New Laptop - HP Envy 17-ae100

    So I got the Broadcom wifi/bt chip and it's working just fine with FakePCIId.kext and the Broadcom wifi fix kext. I also went with the 32GB of SDRAM and it's working well too. The worst thing about this laptop is its audio. I am used to the Beats audio with separate subwoofer on my old laptop. This has dual speakers that sound really thin. It is disappointing but I am adjusting to using BT ear buds to listen to music/vids. The other disappointment is that the laptop is very warm on my lap due to the location of the SSD M.2 chip. But, speaking of heat, the system runs MUCH cooler than my old Ivy Bridge laptop and, when I select C6 and C7 in Clover, I have 18 speedsteps from 1300 MHz to 3900 MHz. My old laptop used to run in the mid 50's celsius and this laptop typically runs in the low 40's. My biggest problem now is disabling the discrete GPU and I opened a separate thread for that. Hopefully, MaLdon or other DSDT guru will be able to help me figure out where to put the _OFF patch. I was able to patch my DSDT to add a brightness slider and associate brightness up and down with my F2 and F3 keys. Also, the battery is displaying fine and adjusting the screen brightness as it should. There are no system preferences for power on battery but that may just be the result of using the MacbookPro14,3 SMBIOS. When I run "pmset -g" in Terminal, I do see separate settings for battery power. Once I have the discrete GPU issue resolved, I will share my config.plist, clover kexts, dsdt and my installation method in a separate post.
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    HP Envy 17-ae100

    I am having a few problems with my laptop which I believe may all be related. 1. I cannot boot to the desktop unless I do so in single-user mode. When I get to the prompt in single-user mode, I only need to type "exit" and then it will boot up. 2. Sleep does not work. 3. When I shut down the laptop, the OS shuts down but the laptop does not power off. I have to press and hold down the power button until it powers off. I believe that all of these defects are the result of the fact that I cannot disable the Nvidia GPU in my DSDT. My DSDT is the messiest DSDT I have seen and it does not seem to have any of the methods needed to patch the DSDT to disable the discrete GPU. Specifically, it does not appear that there are power methods associated with PEGP and there are 3 PEGP's - one for PEG0, PEG1 and PEG2. I'm not a complete doofus when it comes to editing DSDT's but I could use some help/guidance/collaboration with this. I have attached the unpatched DSDT and SSDTs that were generated by using F4 in Clover. I have a patched DSDT that I use to enable the brightness slider and to change screen brightness using my F2 and F3 keys. It also changes GFX0 to IGPU and other similar changes. For this purpose, however, I thought it best to work with the unpatched files. Thanks. origin.zip
  10. mnfesq

    VoodooHDA 2.9.0

    I just tried installing Boom2 on my laptop because I was not happy with the audio quality and it also adds its own audio output device. It really crackled and popped a lot. It was basically unacceptable to me and not nearly as good as the VoodooHDA audio output. I recommend trying a few different apps that add audio devices and see if they are consistently problematic or if they vary in their effect. It's the only way to isolate whether Bongiovi's audio device does not work well with either VoodooHDA or your hardware. You might also want to try to get AppleHDA to work just to see if it handles these third-party audio devices better. Good luck.
  11. mnfesq

    VoodooHDA 2.9.0

    It's only certain apps? What are your system specs? Are they powerful enough for the apps you're using? If so, perhaps you can try adjusting the format using AudioMidi Setup. Try reducing the format to a lower level of MHz. The bottom line to me is that it is not clear that you have a problem with VoodooHDA, just a problem with your audio.
  12. The update to 10.13.5 Beta 5 (17F70a) was fast and smooth. I couldn't tell the difference from the last beta (or from 10.13.4 for that matter.). I did notice a change in the update process - no more window on gray background during the first stage of the update.
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    VoodooHDA 2.9.0

    I need some help patching the nodes for my internal speakers on my new HP Envy 17-ae100. I'm using VoodooHDA version 2.91 and I get sound out of the two Bang & Olufsen speakers but the sound is very thin and not the full range of sound that can be heard in Windows. There are only 2 speakers and both are working. Therefore, there are no nodes to patch unless the working speakers need to be patched to increase their sound range. Any ideas? Here's the config for the working speakers: nid 23 0x90170110 as 1 seq 0 Speaker Fixed Analog N/A Internal Unknown misc 0 NoPresenceDetect BTW, the Codec is Realtek ALC295
  14. Business has been good lately so I decided to indulge myself with a new laptop that will, hopefully, work much more quickly than my current laptop (which is in my signature.). It's the HP Envy 17-ae100 CTO. It is a certified refurbished model and here are the specs that it came with: Key Features 17.3-inch Diagonal 4K UHD IPS Anti-Glare WLED-Backlit Display (3840 x 2160) 8th Gen. Intel Quad Core i7-8550U Processor 1.8GHz, (4GHz Max Turbo) 12GB DDR4-2400 System Memory (2 Dimm) Ram 1TB 7200 RPM SATA + 128GB M.2 SSD Hard Drive Dedicated 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GForce MX150 Graphics SuperMulti DVDRW Drive Backlit Keyboard (F5 Key On/Off) Webcam With Integrated Digital Microphone HP imagepad with Multi Gesture BANG & OLUFSEN Sound with built-in Speakers 802.11 B/G/N/AC WLAN and Bluetooth 4.2 (2x2) 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 / 3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports Windows 10 Home - 64 Bit If you are like me, the first thing I do when I get a new laptop is take it apart. Unlike my current HP Envy 17, it does not lend itself to being opened up easily. It has some (but not all) screws that are like those on a MacBook Pro. They seem to be weak and might strip easily. There are 3 screws hidden beneath a rubber bumper that is held in place only with adhesive. However, once I opened it up, I was able to install some new parts to upgrade the specs it came with. First, I got rid of the 128 GB SSD and got a new 512 GB SSD. It is an M.2 form factor and I was amazed at how small it is. Next, I got rid of the 1 TB HDD and replaced it with a 2 TB Hybrid Drive. I knew I was taking a risk on speed using the hybrid rather than spending the extra money for a 7200 rpm HDD but I wanted to save my money for other goodies. It has an Intel WiFi/BT chip so, of course, I had to replace that with a Broadcom chipset chip. It is also in the M.2 form factor and also very tiny compared to a pci-e half mini chip. Surprisingly, this model does not have space for 2 hard drive bays (which explains the 2 TB HDD.). The laptop is significantly thinner than my current laptop and, considering how thin it is, it is surprising that it still has an optical drive. The last upgrade is still in the decision-phase. According to the service manual, the laptop only supports 16 GB of DDR4 2400 SDRAM. However, I have seen this model sold online with 32 GB of memory. I will definitely upgrade the 12 GB but the question is whether to replace the 4 GB chip with an 8 GB chip or whether to replace both chips with 2x16GB chips. I can't look my wife in the eye as long as I lust for the 32 GB of RAM. (BTW, I typically run at least one virtual machine of Windows 10 on my laptop when running macOS so the need for more memory isn't entirely an ego thing.) I was able to install macOS 10.13.4 using a tutorial by MaLdon (thanks) and a config.plist from someone else (sorry I forgot who) which had an incorrect ig-platform-id for my laptop. If I hadn't used it, video would load but I would get a black screen. When the video drivers didn't load, I was able to see the screen in 1920x1080 resolution but without QE/CI. I then found a post by RehabMan that informed me that, because I have a 4K display, I needed to use CoreDisplayFixup.kext along with others that MaLdon used. Then, I was able to boot up using the correct ig-platform-id and get full hardware acceleration. So many things don't work yet but so many things worked OOB. I haven't gotten my Broadcom wifi chip yet so I am using a TrendNet USB wifi adapter that is working just fine for now. I figure it will take a while before I have this running like my old one. In the meantime, I am trying to load Windows 10 natively on a 500 GB partition on the 2 TB Hybrid Drive and am having trouble getting my USB installer to boot in UEFI mode and, in Legacy mode, it won't install Windows on a GPT partition-it wants MBR. I also want to set up all of my work documents on a separate NTFS partition on my SSD that I can access via my Windows 10 virtual machine that I run through Parallels. Both the virtual machine and the work files will be on the SSD so I am hoping that it is speedy because that is definitely not the case with my setup now. I'm looking forward to starting a new thread for this model like the one I have for my current model. It's been a great way to connect with people that have the same laptop in the OSx86 community. More to follow.
  15. I found a second bug in the .28 version. If you right-click on an item and select get info, it opens the small rectangular window with the file info but you cannot close that window and, if you minimize it, when you bring it back up, the red (close window) button is grayed out. Now, I am running 10.13.5 beta 3 and first noticed this problem when running beta 2. However, I installed version .28 on my daughter's MacBook Pro, and had the same problems. Since she cannot tolerate buggy software, I switched her to TotalFinder, which does not have these problems.