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  1. pbryanw

    Clover Themes

    Hi, I'm having an issue with the Clovy Theme when I'm using my Intel UHD 630 graphics. When my GTX 1070 is set as the primary GPU, the Clovy theme shows up as expected on startup after booting into Clover (with a keypress, as timeout=0) However, when my Intel iGPU is set to primary, I just get a black screen when I try and use the Clovy theme at startup. Other themes like Mojave work fine with my Intel GPU. I'm using a 1440p monitor, with an ASUS Prime Z390-A motherboard. My Hackintosh is running Mojave 10.14.3, and Clover is version 4862. I'm also using device-id 3e9b my for Intel GPU, so I can get working GPU acceleration in macOS. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    @max.1974Thanks! I'm using pretty much the same settings as CMMChris posted, with a few tweaks to fan speed & target temp for my card. So: GPU Clock: 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1100 / 1200 / 1300 / 1400 / 1500 GPU Voltage: 800 / 900 / 950 / 1000 / 1025 / 1050 / 1075 / 1100 HBM2 Clock: 167 / 500 / 800 / 945 HBM2 Voltage: 1100 Fan Idle: 0 Fan Target: 1250 Fan Minimum: 400 Fan Maximum: 2000 Target Temperature: 80°C Power Adjustment Range: 100% I've using the Silent Bios on my GPU. In Windows this means the fans don't spin up when the graphics card is idle. I don't know if this can be achieved in macOS? When I try and find fan speed in terminal using: ioreg -l |grep \"PerformanceStatistics\" | cut -d '{' -f 2 | tr '|' ',' | tr -d '}' | tr ',' '\n'|grep 'Temp\|Fan' I get a "Fan Speed(RPM)" of 562. So, I'm still unsure what the best fan settings in VGTab are for my card (any help would be appreciated). I also wonder if the card's SoftPowerPlayTable could be extracted from Windows (I run a dual-boot system), and entered into the <key>PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable</key>in order to give a more accurate fan and clock/voltage profile under macOS? @zozomester - I'm guessing you're using a Hackintosh, and the Clover bootloader, so just put it in your CLOVER -> kexts -> Other folder and it should work on next boot.
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    @CMMChris - After reading through this thread, and banging my head against the wall because I didn't grasp most of it, your post suddenly made everything make sense for me - thanks! As per your guide, I used VGTab to create custom tables for my Vega 64 (Powercolor Red Devil), then dropped them in my config.plist under Devices ->Properties To get my GPU device address, I used gfxutil (./gfxutil -f display). It turned out to be the same address as your GPU device (so I guess this is probably a standard address for a PCI-E GPU). After this was done, and added to my config.plist, my fans no longer spin up in Mojave after boot (before it usually took 10-20 seconds for them to turn on full blast), so I'm taking this as a sign of your method's success. I've included the relevant portion of my config.plist below, if it might help others, and to see if anyone can see any errors with it. I guess, it would just be a case of changing the data in <key>PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable</key> if I want to make any fan/voltage changes in the future? Thanks <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>Properties</key> <dict> <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>PP_DisableDIDT</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>PP_DisablePowerContainment</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>PP_DisableVoltageIsland</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>PP_FuzzyFanControl</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable</key> <data> tgIIAQBcAOEGAADuKwAAGwBIAAAAgKkDAPBJAgBkAAgA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIBXABPAkYClACeAb4AKAF6AIwA vAEAAAAAcgIAAJAAqAJtAUMBlwHwSQIAcQICAgAAAAAA AAgAAAAAAAAABQAHAAMABQAAAAAAAAABCCADhAO2A+gD AQQaBDMETAQBAUwEAQGEAwAIYOoAAABAGQEAAYA4AQAC 3EoBAAOQXwEABAB3AQAFkJEBAAZssAEABwEIgDgBAAAA gAAAAAAAAJBfAQABAAAAAAAAAACghgEAAgAAAAAAAAAA sK0BAAMAAAAAAAAAAMDUAQAEAAAAAAAAAADQ+wEABQAA AAABAAAA4CICAAYAAAAAAQAAAPBJAgAHAAAAAAEAAAAA BWDqAAAAQBkBAACAOAEAANxKAQAAkF8BAAAACChuAAAA LMkAAAH4CwEAAoA4AQADkF8BAAT0kQEABdCwAQAGwNQB AAcACGw5AAAAJF4AAAH8hQAAAqy8AAADNNAAAARobgEA BQiXAQAG7KMBAAcAAWg8AQAAAQQ8QQAAAAAAUMMAAAAA AIA4AQACAAAkcQEABAAAAQgAmIUAAEC1AABg6gAAUMMA AAGAuwAAYOoAAJQLAQBQwwAAAgDhAACUCwEAQBkBAFDD AAADeP8AAEAZAQCIJgEAUMMAAARAGQEAgDgBAIA4AQBQ wwAABYA4AQDcSgEA3EoBAFDDAAAGAHcBAAB3AQCQXwEA UMMAAAeQkQEAkJEBAAB3AQBQwwAAARgAAAAAAAAAC+QS AABYAlAACgBUA5ABkAGQAZABkAGQAZABAAAAAAACBBQH 3ADcANwALAEAAFkAaQBKAEoAXwBzAHMAZABAAJCSl2CW AJBVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAtQwAAACEGDqAAAC EA== </data> </dict>
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    Clover Themes

    Hi, I'm having a problem with the (lovely new) embedded theme in Clover (I'm using revision 4662). My Mojave beta drive (which is an external SSD attached by USB 3.0), doesn't show the correct drive icon when connected. I've created a custom entry for it: <dict> <key>FullTitle</key> <string>Mojave</string> <key>Path</key> <string>\System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi</string> <key>Type</key> <string>OSX</string> <key>Volume</key> <string>65B63FF2-3335-42CA-A3BD-B04DEFCBEBEA</string> </dict> Any help greatly appreciated (and thanks to Chris1111 & Matgen84 for the help received on the Clover General Thread).
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    Clover General discussion

    Excuse me if this is a silly question, but where is the new embedded theme located in the Clover folder? In my themes folder I have an embedded folder, but inside is just screenshot.png & theme.plist files. Update/Edit: Have found the Clover Themes thread, so will look for advice there: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/288685-clover-themes/
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    Clover problems report & features request

    Hi, I'm using Clover 4644, and when I'm using the external USB drive that holds my Mojave Beta, this is what my Clover boot screen looks like (with new embedded theme):
  7. @MICKHAEL - Thanks, that worked for me. However, I had to disable SIP (CsrActiveConfig=0x67) before installing the .104 Nvidia driver, and applying the patch. I guess this is so the patched drivers can load. Found this out the hard way after having SIP enabled, and going through the install process, only to find the modified drivers weren't loading. Now, the lag issues are fixed for me in macOS 10.13.3. Thanks again.
  8. Hi, I was having an occasional instant-reboot on startup problem with my Nvidia graphics card (it happened just as my GPU was being initialised during boot). I now think this was caused on my system by macOS sometimes falling back on the older, out-of-date, Nvidia drivers in S/L/E rather than the newly installed web ones in L/E. To fix this, I disabled Nvidia Graphics injection in Clover by adding this to config.plist: <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>Nvidia</key> <false/> </dict> </dict> I had this problem on my hackintosh, which consists of a GTX 1070 with an Asus Ranger VIII Z170 motherboard. I've had no instant reboots since adding this code. Hope this might help someone
  9. Many thanks to captain-j a few pages back - with their instructions I was able to install the Nvidia web drivers without the need for NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext. As they note, you need to set CsrActiveConfig to 0x00 before you install the new drivers (after uninstalling my previous attempt at installing them). Doing it this way, I got a prompt to enable a kext during the installation process, and also no error message during the setup process. Afterwards, there was no black screen on boot, and I could reset CsrActiveConfig back to 0x67 after installation was finished with no issues. Update: Seems the kext prompt was due to another program running at the same time. However, the lack of error message was correct.
  10. Yep, I still needed NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext or else I got a flashing black screen on High Sierra startup. If, like me, you forgot to install NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext in your L/E directory, I also noticed you can install it in Clover -> kexts -> Other and it will still work as intended. Luckily, I could install it on my Clover USB drive and get High Sierra bootable again, after I had installed the Nvidia web drivers.
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    Hi, just extracted a new apfs.efi from my High Sierra Beta 9 installer, and it also has a created date of 26 August (see attached pic). Had a nice surprise as I was making a USB Drive today to install beta 8. When I had updated High Sierra and went to About This Mac, I realised my macOS version number was now 17A360a, and that I must have downloaded the new installer (Edit: This was a few hours ago in the UK)
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    Thanks for your detailed post to me a few pages back. I use a separate Clover USB flash drive, specially configured for my High Sierra install, and had deleted EmuVariableUEFI.efi from it before starting installation of High Sierra. However, I still had EmuVariableUEFI.efi on my main macOS SSD (along with an NVRAM.plist file) - maybe this is why when I disabled this drive I was able to proceed with the High Sierra installation? I took BIOS details & FF/FFM for my smbios from Sherlocks post on this, and didn't know Clover could do this for you, so thanks also for bringing this up and reminding me to download the latest Clover using the Build_Clover command (I'm using r4176 and don't know if a new version has been released since then). Also, can I ask how APFS damaged your flash drive - I've heard of problems using it on magnetic hard drives - but if it also causes problems on flash drives, I'll reinstall with HFS+ if it means I won't corrupt my drive? Edit: For brevity
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    Hi, no need - my flash drive is just for testing out High Sierra. Once the final version of this OS gets released, I will upgrade my main hackintosh SSD drive (which has all my apps & files on it) with everything I've learnt from the beta. I suppose I could clone but this system has worked for me so far @KGP-X99 - I'm glad to hear it worked for you too. I thought there might be another solution to this, as I spent too long making sure my smbios was right, and my installation was still failing. Hopefully, someone can go on and find a better workaround than having to disable drives in the BIOS, and find out why having some SSDs enabled causes this error?
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    @dehjomz - I was also having the "an error occurred while updating firmware" problem with dp6. Your post made me think that disabling my m.2 drive in my BIOS might get me past this error. It didn't, but then I tried disabling all my SSDs in my Asus Z170 BIOS, and I was able to get past the firmware error, and High Sierra dp6 is currently installing with no problems I'm installing dp6 on a Sandisk 64GB flash drive, so was able to do this, but it means you don't have to remove your SSDs - just disable them in your BIOS if you have one like Asus that lets you do this. Now, I suppose the next thing to test is which SSD is causing the firmware error. Is it my hackintosh drive or a different one (I have 4 SSDs in my system)?
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    @WarDoc - If it's any consolation I've been stuck on the same error for the past day or two. I've tried using Clover r4176 with and without FF & FFM, but haven't found the right combination yet. I'm using MacPro6,1 Smbios - will try iMac17,1. I notice as well that others get stuck on verifying firmware, while we got stuck on updating firmware - not sure it if has the same root cause?