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  1. A caution to those who use Safari. I tried uninstalling an adblocker in order to try using a new one. With Safari 13.1, I could not get the new adblocker extension to load and could not restore the old one I had been using. I ended up having to use a Time Machine snapshot to restore my system to an earlier time. It appears that this beta makes it harder than ever to use extensions with Safari, even ones in Apple's App Store.
  2. Your issue is different from mine. I was able to get to the first stage of update installation but, upon reboot to get to the second stage, I had repeating errors regarding IGPU. You don't seem to be able to create the preboot installer. I ran into that issue before learning about the WEG problem when I attempted to reinstall the update from my recovery partition. I suggest that you use one of the update scripts available here to download the update and you may possibly need to put it onto a flash drive or other location to be sure it shows up in Clover. Once you get the update to begin, you may still run into the WEG problem I encountered but take it one problem at a time.
  3. Yeah, that worked. It was not easy to compile it. I had to make a "Lilu.kext" folder with everything in Contents/Resources and there are two aliases where I had to move a folder and a file into Contents/Resources/Headers but then it compiled and made a Debug version of the kext. I'll be looking forward to a release version of 1.3.8 soon. Oh, here, if anyone else needs it: WhateverGreen-1.3.7-DEBUG.zip
  4. Anyone else having trouble with trackpad not working? So far I have restarted a couple times and repaired kext cache and permissions. The trackpad preferences load but the trackpad doesn't actually work. EDIT: I got it to work by installing VoodooPS2Controller.kext and VoodooInput.kext to L/E. I'll try removing them from there after the kernel cache has rebuilt itself.
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    unable to have audio with this config

    I looked at your config.plist and it appears that you do not use Audio Injection or have set it to 0 intentionally. If you don't already do so, I would use Lilu.kext with AppleALC.kext and inject the proper audio channel for your codec. Try using 3 to start. I can't give you any more suggestions without knowing what Audio Codec your laptop uses and what custom kexts you are using. Good luck. P.S. - Your SMBIOS does not appear to be fully populated. Maybe it's not necessary with new versions of Clover but I am used to seeing a complete SMBIOS in config.plist.
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    Some questions about Hackintosh

    You'd be surprised just how well the IGPU performs with graphics and video when you have 32GB of RAM and an i7 processor.
  7. mnfesq

    Some questions about Hackintosh

    I am responding because I liked your original post and your willingness to try the more difficult procedure in order to create a more genuine vanilla installation. Does the computer you are working with boot up? Does it currently have an operating system? If not, (and it's no big deal really), you will likely need to create your initial system files on a USB flash drive. The flash drive will need to have 2 partitions: an EFI partition formatted in FAT32 and a partition for your macOS installer, which will be formatted in HFS+. In your EFI partition, you will need to install a boot loader. I am familiar only with Clover although OpenCore seems to be just as functional and is preferred by many on this forum. Installing Clover is easy. Configuring it to your system much less so. At a minimum, you need to add custom kexts (drivers) to make macOS work. The two options are FakeSMC or VirtualSMC. You absolutely need one of these, but never both or macOS will never boot. You will likely need the Lilu.kext, Whatevergreen.kext and USBInjectAll.kext. You will need a custom kext for your network card. Many use the RealtekRTL8111.kext successfully. I can't help you with your video card but there are threads on this forum that discuss what is needed to make Nvidia graphics work with macOS. You will need custom drivers and/or patches for this. I really can't say. There are custom kexts for wifi, bluetooth and audio as well. You will need to see what works with your system. Once you have your Clover or OpenCore boot loader configured, you should be able to boot to the boot loader start page. For your other partition, you need to acquire a macOS installer. The macOS operating system is free but one typically needs a Mac computer to access the Apple App Store. You will find, if you search, direct links that will allow you to download the macOS installer from a Windows computer. You might want to check the downloads section of the diskmakerx website. BTW, if you have access to a Mac, the diskmakerx app is a good way to build your flash drive installer. This installer needs to be placed in your main partition on your USB Flash Drive. As for the formatting of that partition, I'm not really sure how you can format it in HFS+ without a Mac but I suspect you can find a formatting tool such as Acronis Disk Director that will give you the capability to format for Mac using a PC. If you have done everything necessary, you should have the option to install macOS on your boot loader start page. After you install macOS and can get it to boot up from the flash drive, you will need to copy your EFI folder on the flash drive to the drive on which you have installed macOS. This is not intended as a tutorial. Rather, it is a conceptual roadmap for the process since you seem to understand enough about computers to look at the big picture before delving into the details. MaLd0n has some great tutorials for installing macOS on many different types of systems. He is a valuable resource on this forum. One last thing, building a Hackintosh is and should be first and foremost an educational experience. Those who are doing so to avoid the expense of purchasing a Mac will find that they will put way more time into the process than it's worth from a purely economic perspective. There is so much to learn and to experiment with for those who enjoy the process. Good luck.
  8. Great topic but not just for new users forum. My rule both about helping others and asking for help is that, first and foremost, the Hackintosh community is about learning. It's the journey rather than the destination that is most important. Whenever I have to scrap my system and reinstall and rebuild from scratch, I look at it as an opportunity. While some tasks may be repetitive, I always seem to learn something new in the process. Likewise, helping others with systems that are different from my own (or the same but with a different software setup) is part of my learning process. If I happen to help them in the process, so much the better but it's not my main intention. I am not that altruistic.
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    QLVideo Workaround for Catalina

    For those who use QLVideo for thumbnail and Quickview functionality beyond what Apple provides, it appears that this project has been abandoned by its creator. This is a great opportunity for a developer looking to have a big impact on the Apple community to fork his work and carry on with it. As I am a lawyer with no computer science training, I cannot do it. However, I was able to add additional functionality to the Video.qlgenerator I posted in the original thread. It will now work with .mkv, .wmv, .flv, and .webm files. Unfortunately, it still will not work with .avi, .dv or .mpeg-4 files (i.e., the so-called "public" files.). Of course, .mp4 and .mov files work natively with Catalina as does any other native QuickTime file. If you have downloaded my modified Video.qlgenerator file and restored thumbnail/QL functionality for the listed files, please let me know. This thread has received many, many views but no replies. Thanks.
  10. mnfesq

    [release] macOS Catalina 10.15.2

    When you run Mojave, all of your custom kexts in Clover are in 10.14 (unless you keep them all in kexts/other). You need to move them to 10.15.
  11. mnfesq

    [release] macOS Catalina 10.15.2

    @sl0wtarget This might be a complete shot in the dark, but lot of people installing Catalina for the first time had problems with the wifi kext they could successfully use with Mojave. I deleted mine from Clover/kexts/other and I was able to boot up. The errors I see in your screenshot would be compatible with this problem but I didn't actually see the Brcm wifi kext listed. One last thing, did you move your custom kexts in Clover to the 10.15 folder? That's another common mistake on a first time upgrade. Good luck.
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    [release] macOS Catalina 10.15.2

    For me, it boots into a recovery partition because the recovery partitions are located before the system partitions on my APFS-formatted drives. I've tried re-arranging the order of the partitions in Clover without any luck.
  13. mnfesq

    Hackintool v2.8.6

    @headkaze With the release of VoodooPS2Controller.kext version 2.1.0, the kext will no longer work without an additional new kext known as VoodooInput.kext. Here is the link to it. https://github.com/kprinssu/VoodooInput I'm not sure whether you want to do anything about the fact that these two kexts need to be used together or leave that to the kext developers and users but you do need to add VoodooInput to the available kexts to install.
  14. For those of you who keep .mkv video files on your computer, you must have noticed that, with the installation of Catalina, we lost video thumbnails and quicklook function. According to Marginal, the developer of QLVideo, Catalina fails to allow his plugin to perform its intended function. Zhiayang, posted a workaround for .mkv files only but since most video files are either .mp4 (which work natively) or .mkv files, this is a major improvement. The most current version of QLVideo is 1.92. You can download it here: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo/releases Install the .pkg. Then, replace the plugin file called Video.qlgenerator located in /Library/Quicklook/ with the plugin I modified below: Video.qlgenerator.zip In Terminal, type qlmanage -r, Enter. After that, restart Finder (killall Finder). It may take a few minutes before the thumbnails start loading but load they should. It's nice to have this feature back. P.S. - If anyone wants to modify their own Video.qlgenerator, you can try out Zhiayang's workaround here: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo/issues/63#issuecomment-555326752
  15. For what it's worth, when I check my video capabilities with VidProc version 3.2, it tells me that HEVC is supported. When I use VidProc version 3.4, it tells me that HEVC is not supported. Here I have them running side-by-side.