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About plympton

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  1. [SUCCESS] Sierra on ASUS Z170 Premium

    Your post says your config.plist uses an iMac 14,1, but I see a Mac Pro 5,1. Am I missing something? I have a Gigabyte board that I'm fighting the nVidia Black Screen after boot problem, and just checking. Thanks! -Dan
  2. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Probably because of the nvidia graphics, if you can disable it and just use the igpu you'll have better luck.
  3. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    The free slot can be for an Msata drive or WAN card. The bluetooth chip is on the right side of the palm rest. (for the t420s at least). It's a royal pain to get to, but you can swap out the BT 3.0 card for a BT 4.0 card. Also, it is very very easy to accidently not reconnect the wireless disable switch when you reassemble rasulting in no wifi as well. Hard to diagnose, so be careful there. It's the flat ribbon cable doesn't fully reconnect. I haven't gotten bluetooth to work in El Capitan for any hackintosh, so no help from me there. -Dan
  4. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Just a note - couldn't upgrade to 10.11.3 via the app store, but direct download worked like a charm. The App store version would download, and then say it couldn't be verified. Not sure what was up with that, but direct download of the DMG, install, reboot, etc, worked fine. No kext changes.
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Anyone get usb 3 to work in el capitan? It's not really working on my desktop hack, so not expecting much. Everything I've tried driver wise doesn't work. Haven't found any clear way of doing patching - I've read all this dsdt stuff, but can't follow it.
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I haven't found an easy way to control the fan through the DSDT, but found a way to change the behavior of the Blue ThinkVantage button. You can change the speed at which it sets. Scope (PCI0.LPC.EC) { Method (_Q19, 0, NotSerialized) { Name (FANS, One) Store (HFSP, FANS) XOr (FANS, 0x80, Local0) If (Local0) { Store (0x80, HFSP) } Else { Store (0x02, HFSP) } } } The last Store(0x02, HFSP) was changed from 0x07 (I remember this from TPFanControl - 7 is the "max speed". 2 is a constant speed of 3500 rpm, which is reasonable. I'm going to set it to 1 and see what the speed goes down to, if it's normally stable, etc. Speed 0x01 takes it down to a really really pleasant 2000 rpm. Hitting the blue button will take it to the 0x80 mode, which is auto. You could have the first item 0x01 or 0x02, and the 2nd be 0x80, and I presume that would make the default quiet, and blue be auto. probably better the other way around though. I'm running around 69-70 degC at the moment.
  7. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I'd be interested in your DSDT file, pm me or email plymptonia at yahoo dot com Does anyone have any advice on fan control? It appears to be working, but is very aggressive. I'd like to control it mor finely than is happening now. Dsdt work perhaps? I don't know where to start. Thx!
  8. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Possibly. The x20 series machines are very similar. You might want to see if there's a Whitelist BIOS for the W520 to allow a correct Wi-Fi card to be used - if not, you'll need to use a USB dongle for Wi-Fi. You also might run into issues with the video card being supported - I haven't gotten my nVidia / Optimus T420s to work without integrated graphics yet.
  9. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    OK, I did some more playing around: 1. The i7 with nVidia did indeed work after I pulled the config.plist graphics edid section out of it. The 1080p display comes up, and looks beautiful. DisplayPort on the machine and the dock - neither work. Nothing changes whether I select Integrated or Dedicated or Optimus in the BIOS. I assume that Clover is injecting something to override the BIOS anyway, and I'll need to do some hacking around if I'm to get DIsplayPort working. I assume that something funny is going on at the BIOS/EFI level since when I reboot into Windows 10, things are screwy until I reboot / cold restart. The System Report shows both the Integrated and nVidia graphics cards as active, but I can't get anything to display out of the DisplayPorts (on-board or dock). Unfortunately, for the T420s, I believe the nVidia card is hard-wired to the Dock connector / DIsplayPort - you can't even select DisplayPort as an output in the BIOS, and I remember reading about it as such. The first-gen Optimus configurations are really hacks in the worst sense. Is the MCFG in the Config.plist, or is that an SSDT or DSDT thing? 2. The i5 machine without nVidia works great. The 1600x900 screen is actually nicer as a Mac display than a Windows display. The DisplayPort works after some fiddling from both the on-board port as well as the Dock port. No changes to Config.plist, etc. For both machines, sleep works, sensors work, FaceTime, iMessage, camera, etc all work. Just need to get USB 3 working (for another day). I was able to clone the booting SSD to a Disk Image with Carbon Copy Cloner. I restored it to another SSD with CCC, and copied the working EFI partition contents (folder copy) to the new drive, and it booted fine. It's nice to have a image backup in case I screw something up while fiddling around. -Dan
  10. Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    After several tries, I got this working on my i5 t420s, so thanks for thorough guide! I even got it working, when I removed the LCD edid block from the conflg.plist, to use my IPS 1080p lcd & edp converter board. Looked awesome! Strange that in that configuration, it wouldn't boot Windows from HDD or USB. The mod takes about an hour, and I was 3 in so debugging further wasn't in the cards, I through in the towel. I get about 2 hours of battery on my i5 machine with decent battery. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it working on my i7 optimus t420s with 1080p screen. Does anyone have that working? Do i need to enable nVidia injection? I was hoping to pull the working HDD from the i5 and put in the i7 but it hangs on boot. Also, has anyone got usb 3 working in el capitan? Has anyone gotten displayport on the dock working? Thanks, really makes a great hackbook!
  11. I was using Carti's BIOS for the longest time, but when I went to test Lion, I installed the Stock F12 - no real reason, except the tutorials were all based on stock BIOS & had a (presumably) good pre-made DSDT. Since Carti isn't supported anymore, I figure going back to stock is safest until I get a Sandy Bridge rig at some point in the future. That said, my GA-EP45-UD3R rig with a Q9550 overclocked to 3.5 GHz was running Lion like a champ when I tested it this week. A bit of a pain to install (Lion's fault), but once I got the Chameleon problems sorted out, all is smooth sailing. Lion on the other hand... still not sure about it for now...
  12. I upgraded to 10.6.2 using the Software Update method - installed originally using the Lifehacker method - on my EP45-UD3R, Quad-Core Q9550. Everything works great - sleep, graphics, etc. I lost my PCI ethernet card doing this, but gained my internet networking card (that didn't work reliably under 10.6.0, 10.6.1). With that, I'm a happy camper... -Dan
  13. FYI: I just popped a Q9550 into my EP45-UD3R, upgrading from an e6600. Crazy thing is it uses less power on idle AND under load, and I pushed it to 3.5 GHz at standard (1.21) volts. Crazy... Oh yeah, I also didn't need to change a thing with my DSDT or KEXTs. I installed with the Lifehacker method. -Dan
  14. There's probably a problem with your ethernet card - look in your logs for UUID errors when launching applications. I had that with my EP45-UD3R motherboard using the built-in Ethernet - no Time Machine backups. I slapped in a PCI Ethernet card, disabled on-board ethernet, and boom, worked like a charm. Tried all the UUID.kext stuff to no avail. -Dan
  15. Does anyone have an nVidia 9600GT with snow leopard using this method? If so, does your rig sleep? I'm looking to replace my Radeon 3850 since it doesn't seem to have much support these days (or ever, unfortunately) -Dan