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    El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S

    Hi guys, As I have already reported before, I had a successful installation of El Capitan, later upgraded to Sierra macOS 10.12.6 (Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES , 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD and replaced DVD player with a caddy for SSD and installed 128GD SSD, replaced original PCIe WiFI/Bluetooth half-mini card with AzureWave AW-CE123H, installed OS X/macOS onto 128GB SSD). With the proper modifications (reported on a comment above following the instructions posted by the guy of the original article) everything was working fine for months. Suddenly, 2 to 3 days ago, at some point I closed the lid of the laptop (something that I had done dozens of times before) to go away and continue my work later. When I got back and opened the lid, the screen was black (normal) and I pressed the right arrow to get the display on again. NOTHING happened! No matter what I did it kept being black. So, I long-pressed the power button to turn the laptop off and try again. The bootloader Clover loaded fine and I selected Sierra for booting. The system started booting, the little apple logo appeared and withing 2 or 3 seconds, while on first stage (the progress line started filling up) the screen started dimming until it was completely black! The system continued booting (I could see the disk light flickering) and continued like that for a long time, but the display never got alive. The system continued "booting" until I got tired and powered off the system again to try again. I pressed several key combinations (Fn + Prt Sc, Fn + Pause, Fn + F6, Fn + Insert, etc) trying to control the brightness, but nothing changed. I tried power off and power on several times but it kept doing the same thing. Starts booting, gets into the firsts stage, displays apple logo and progress line and then the screen dims until it becomes black. The strange thing is that it does the same thing even when I try to boot from external Sierra 10.12.6 cloned USB disks. The same happens not only with cloned Sierra external USB disk, but with an older El Capitan cloned USB external disk! I am stuck! Anybody has any idea of what happen? or how I can fix it, short of reinstalling El Capitan as per original article and go through the whole ordeal again? UPDATE June 25, 2018 EMERGENCY brightness solution (screen dimming during first stage boot) Connect an external monitor or TV through the laptop's HDMI port. Boot the system up and login. You will not probably see the login prompt but it's OK, just type in your password and press Enter. The system will boot into the normal macOS desktop. You'll have to wait for some time and press the mouse (it's better if you connect an external mouse) until you get the cursor shown on the screen. To see the dock you must take the cursor to the bottom of the screen and juggle it up and down. Then the dock will appear. The other thing you'll notice is that you cannot see the Finder window opening when you press on the icon on the dock. You must right-click on the Finder icon and select "All Desktops". Do the same for Safari, or other Applications. Run Clover Configurator Mount EFI partition Using Finder go to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other Copy ACPIBacklight.kext to your home directory (for safekeeping in case it's needed again) Delete (move to Trash) the kext ACPIBacklight.kext Unmount EFI partition Reboot
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    El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S

    I have a Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES (6GB RAM, 750GB HDD and replaced DVD player with a caddy for SSD and installed 128GD SSD). Replaced original PCIe WiFI/Bluetooth half-mini card with AzureWave AW-CE123H. Installed OS X/macOS onto 128GB SSD. I had successfully installed El Capitan and updated it to 10.11.6. After the update a fix for audio was needed and everything worked fine. The I upgraded to macOS Sierra and upgraded it to 10.12.6. What was not working after the upgrade: Audio, WiFi and had boot screen glitch. How to fix them. Audio: Delete CodecCommander.kext and reinstall it into L/E. Download latest Lilu.kext and AppleALC.kext and place them into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other. Devices Inject layout ID = 3. Uncheck (if checked) ResetHDA. In Clover at Acpi check AddDTGP and FixHDA. Place (if not already there) the AppleHDA patches into Clover KextsToPatch tab as per instructions. Insert (if not already there) the proper patches for HDMA into Clover KextsToPatch tab. WiFi: Download (if missing from previous OS X installation) FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext and place them into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other. Place into Clover KextsToPatch tab the following patches. Name: AirPortBrcm4360 Find: 4183fcff 742c48 Replace: 66c70647 52eb2b (47 52 is for Greece, for other countries one needs to find the proper code, follow the instructions) Name: com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360 Find: 81f952aa 00007529 Replace: 81f952aa 00006690 Name: IOBluetoothFamily Find: 4885ff74 47488b07 Replace: 41be0f00 0000eb44 Second stage boot graphics glitch: Download IntelGraphicsFixup.kext and place it into EFI/Clover/kexts/Other. Also keep the patches regarding the glitch fix that were placed in Clover KextsToPatch tab when one installed El Capitan. I don't know if they are needed but I kept them. In Clover go to System Parameters and set Inject Kexts = Yes.
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    El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S

    I had installed the original version (EC 10.11) and after all the patches everything was working fine. I even had the WiFi card replaced with a compatible one. But...after I upgraded to EC 10.11.6 I have no sound output. All the kexts are loaded and I can see the HDEF@1B when I run IORegistry app, but no output devices when I check the sound in System Preferences. I have applied the patch suggested by the instructions when one upgrades to above EC 10.11.4. The only thing I was unable to do is to rebuild the caches after booting without caches because...I can't boot without caches! When I choose this option from Clover boot loader the system stays forever at the end of the line it displays during boot. Any ideas on how to solve this problem, I mean the sound problem. thanks
  4. @Fantomas1 The flickering problem was solved by using SwtichResX and setting the number of colours to millions
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    AMD replace kext for Yosemite

    Works just fine (together with some other hacks) for my Yosemite 10.10.5 AMD FX 6300 installation (mobo GA 990XA-UD3) with AMD HD 6770 graphics card. After installing the modified AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext, the system would get stuck at a white-grey screen with a spinning ball. After the installation of these kexts (and I think a amd webkit patch) everything worked just fine. There was graphics acceleration, but the system reported the wrong graphics card (AMD Radeon 5000), but it's OK, it's just a misunderstanding (LOL).
  6. macOS Sierra on AMD FX6300 with ATI Radeon HD 6770 (device ID 0x68ba1002) and mobo GA-990XA-UD3, works fine after inserting the ID into AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext (full QE_CI) BUT...screen is constantly flickering and keeps alternating between blue based colors and the normal Sierra desktop colors. So, Sierra (10.12.5) is not fully compatible with Radeon HD 6770. Any ideas how to solve the problem?
  7. @pippox0 Please help. I have a similar case (laptot Sony Vaio, GPT disk 750GB, EFI partition on /dev/sda3, Windows 10 on /dev/sda5, Ubuntu on /dev/sda7+8+9 and El Capitan on /dev/sda10). I have copied manually CLOVER folder from the Install USB onto the EFI partition and tried to chainload it from GRUB 2. I have also tried all kinds of alternative methods but...no luck! Your solution seems promising but HOW do you EXTRACT boot from Clover? I have not seen any such file in CLOVER folder. PS I can boot into El Capitan fine if I boot from USB clover.
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    Can't change brightness on my hackintosh

    @Jykobz, The file you had uploaded on MEGA is not available anymore. Could you please re-upload it? I have installed Maverics on a Fujitsu Siemens Si 2636 laptop with Intel GMA 965 (X3100) and everything else works except brightness control. When I operate the laptop on battery, the screen is very dim, I cannot see anything. All help appreciated.
  9. Install OSX Leopard on EeePC 900 - Fully Working! OSX installed on the second internal 8GB SSD memory of the EeePC 900. 1-2. PURCHASE OS X Leopard disc. 3. You need an external USB DVD player. Plug it into the EeePC and insert the OSX Leopard DVD (iPC OSx86 10.5.6). 4. Boot from the DVD 5. Follow the instructions from Install Mac OS X (iPC 10.5.6) on EeePC 900 Part1 Youtube video on how to install the OSX Leopard on the internal SSD memory of the EeePC 900. How to prepare (partition) the second EeePC 900 SSD memory and what cutomizations to choose for the installation of OSX 10.5.6 6. Make sure NOT to choose any Audio drivers during Customize. Also Ethernet can be passed on since the Attansic L1 driver of Customize does not work either. Also, Wireless does not work (we'll see workarounds for these). 7. During Customize in "Fixes and Patches" make sure in "PS/2 Device Support" you check PS/2 Mouse Fix NOT Keyboard Fix. The video instructions here are WRONG. 8. After installation an Reboot follow the instructions of Install Mac OS X (iPC 10.5.6) on EeePC 900 Part 2 Youtube video for the post-installation configuration of the system. 9. If during the first reboot or even later on the system fteezes on boot (stay on "apple screen with the revolving cursor indefinetly) or reports kernel panic, don't panic. Power off the system by pressing the power button for a while and (it might be necessary to) remove and replug the battery. Has worked for me. 10. After the initial installation almost everything works! Display works, camera works, keyboard and mouse work. 11. What doesn't work. Ethernet, Wireless, Audio don't work. To make them work do the following 12. Wireless. Do NOT get the Dell 1390 minicard (as many suggest in the forums) to replace the internal wireless card of the EeePC 900. You probably cannot find it (easyly) outside US and it's hell to do the replacement. You must literally take the EeePC 900 apart. Get a cheap (around 19€) USB wireless dongle based on Realtek RTL8187B chip (that's what I did) and download the "Realtek_RTL8187B_MacOS10.5_Driver1148_UI157.zip" driver (from Realtek site) and install it on your OSX system (run the install.pkg to do it). And Voila! you have wireless. Or maybe the RTL8187Bt.kext from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=193561 could work (unzip and use Kext Helper to install the kext). I did the first choice. 13. Sound. Get the VoodooHDA kext (it's in a zip file, see the README also) from "http://thireus.dareyourmind.net/index.php/macos-apps/13-get-microphone-and-audio-in-working-on-your-eeemac" and install it with Kext Helper. The site has instructions also about what to chose and hpw to install it. I chose the 0.2.2_r8_Thireus_patched_light and it works fine. 14. Ethernet. Get the kext (driver) "AttansicL2Ethernet090224.kext.zip" for the EeePC 900 ethernet adapter from "http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=102835&st=0entry1091709" and install it using kext helper. 15. To have proper Mac control keys, goto System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse/Keyboard/Modifier Keys... and switch Option Key and Command Key. Then the Windows Key will function as Command Key and the Alt Key will function as Option Key, just like in real MacBook. Now you have a fully functioning MacEee with OS X Leopard 10.5.6 Almost. The Fn (blue) keys don't work. Also instructions from "http://overuseee.pistooli.com/?p=146" can be usefull especially if you want to transfer the OSX installation to a SD card or an external USB Disk (using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper!) and must make the partition bootable.