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19 minutes ago, Sherlocks said:

r4866, report.

PlayAsync=TRUE, scan drive with play sound, then enter GUI. and i have a timeout 3, 3 -> 2 -> 1  freeze system.

PlayAsync=FALSE, scan drive after play sound, then enter GUI. there is no problem.

You may try again with AudioDxe-64.efi from AudioPkg repo?

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16 minutes ago, Sherlocks said:

no. i always use AudioDxe
efi in Clover without BootChimeDxe.efi.

Yeah, no idea then.. I previously had similar issue; and it' s solved by using AudioDxe from this one.

 

Interesting is; I just tried with ridiculous test on my mac.. removing prelinkedkernel && kernelcache from System (w/o rebuilt). What I got? Sound was looping like music DJ on Apple Boot if PlayAsync=true, sweet. A little problem is I just can't boot into it. What verbose log told?

"Error loading kernelcache".

 

Edited by Badruzeus

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11 hours ago, Badruzeus said:

Is this issue occurred after r4866 only or..? You may try rolling back to attached r4864 below (+ Goldfish64's AudioDxe): 

r4864_AudoDxe_Goldfish64.zip

I have started testing AudioDxe since r4849. I suppose around that one I found Slice's post about PlayAsync and since then have tried to fiddle with it. I have also checked both AudioDxe versions. No matter what, when the GUI is not invoked the sound loop appears.

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@Slice Still the same. When booting directly, without timeout, the sound is playing (90% of it - it's cut at the end) and keeps looping until the 2nd stage. It also happens when I confirm boot selection quickly while the sound is playing. It looks like booting boot.efi, when the sound is still playing is locking audio buffer somehow. Take a look on these videos below please. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, bidero said:

Still the same. When booting directly, without timeout, the sound is playing (90% of it - it's cut at the end) and keeps looping until the 2nd stage. It also happens when I confirm boot selection quickly while the sound is playing. It looks like booting boot.efi, when the sound is still playing is locking audio buffer somehow. Take a look on these videos below please. 

 

Hey, at least you get to enjoy that nice quality sound. Over and over again. :))

 

Update: by the way, I just compiled and tested 4868, replaced AudioDxe upon installation and set PlayAsync=True. No issues on my side. The sound plays only once, the UI shows up a little faster, and everything alright from that point forward.

Edited by arsradu

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51 minutes ago, arsradu said:

 

Hey, at least you get to enjoy that nice quality sound. Over and over again. :))

 

Update: by the way, I just compiled and tested 4868, replaced AudioDxe upon installation and set PlayAsync=True. No issues on my side. The sound plays only once, the UI shows up a little faster, and everything alright from that point forward.

 

Yeah, I love this sound but after so many reboots I think I will have enough of it ;) 

 

Could you do a little test and set timeout to 0 in config.plist and let clover skip GUI?

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4 minutes ago, bidero said:

 

Yeah, I love this sound but after so many reboots I think I will have enough of it ;) 

 

Could you do a little test and set timeout to 0 in config.plist and let clover skip GUI?

 

Yep, setting it to Timeout = 0 will indeed cause the chime to go into a loop. And indeed, it will only play like 90% of it at a time.

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I place long sound file into my theme and boot with it. PlayAsync.

Music is playing.

I choose a system, press details, set verbose, start macOS with selected option.

Music continue playing.

boot.efi started and shows ++++++++

Music continue playing.

kernel started, and I see running lines on the screen about loaded kexts

Music continue playing until some of them and finally shut up. I think because of VoodooHDA started.

All is good.

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5 minutes ago, Slice said:

I place long sound file into my theme and boot with it. PlayAsync.

Music is playing.

I choose a system, press details, set verbose, start macOS with selected option.

Music continue playing.

boot.efi started and shows ++++++++

Music continue playing.

kernel started, and I see running lines on the screen about loaded kexts

Music continue playing until some of them and finally shut up. I think because of VoodooHDA started.

All is good.

 

But will it play if you set timeout to 0?

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4 minutes ago, bidero said:

 

But will it play if you set timeout to 0?

I didn't tested because I never set timeout 0. I want to see Clover. Timeout=2 is not long delay compared to booting OS.

Logically thinking sound must play up to kernel started so with timeout=0 as well.

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29 minutes ago, Slice said:

I didn't tested because I never set timeout 0. I want to see Clover. Timeout=2 is not long delay compared to booting OS.

Logically thinking sound must play up to kernel started so with timeout=0 as well.

 

@SliceEven though I have never posted here, I'm visiting InsanelyMac daily since 2011. I really appreciate your contribution (I think we all do) and I know that without you and all you guys here, there would be no hackintosh community. However I'm really trying to understand such approach. Hopefully someday the issue will be resolved ;) 

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legacy still dont save startup sound settings (GUI). 

But, if i enter shell then exit (w/o doing anything), and set the startup sound again (GUI), it saves it.

Edited by ellaosx

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8 hours ago, bidero said:

 

@SliceEven though I have never posted here, I'm visiting InsanelyMac daily since 2011. I really appreciate your contribution (I think we all do) and I know that without you and all you guys here, there would be no hackintosh community. However I'm really trying to understand such approach. Hopefully someday the issue will be resolved ;) 

If you don't want to hear sound then you have different approaches.Delete sound file or tune other output or set zero volume.

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1 hour ago, Slice said:

If you don't want to hear sound then you have different approaches.Delete sound file or tune other output or set zero volume.

 

I think he only wants to skip over Clover's boot selection screen, while still keeping the startup sound. In other words, he does want to hear the sound, but he wants to skip the boot selection screen.

 

Pretty much like on real Macs. Basically select a default boot drive, and just skip Clover GUI and go straight to the Apple logo & loading animation.

 

But I don't know if that's possible with the current implementation. Or maybe it is possible and I don't know how... :)

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9 hours ago, Badruzeus said:

Hi @Slice

There's GUI bug introduced since r4867 that "Text" position becomes Offset at 36px upper.

(Left img. Right is uncommitted). Thanks.

r4868.png

 

Hi @Slice

 

Same issue here with PNG theme:

 

screenshot0.png

Edited by Matgen84

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8 hours ago, arsradu said:

Pretty much like on real Macs. Basically select a default boot drive, and just skip Clover GUI and go straight to the Apple logo & loading animation.

 

But I don't know if that's possible with the current implementation. Or maybe it is possible and I don't know how... :)

If Clover respects the boot order whenever set by SysPrefs > StartupDisk (this goes into a NVRAM setting IIRC) instead of its last booted volume flag, and does not detect a specific keyboard combination to either avoid auto-boot or to load into recovery mode (similar to what F5/F8 would do for Windows, or the command+R on the real deal). I'm not a low level programmer, but IMHO, it does not look hard to implement: Even Microsoft did that :hysterical:

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16 hours ago, Badruzeus said:

Hi @Slice

There's GUI bug introduced since r4867 that "Text" position becomes Offset at 36px upper.

(Left img. Right is uncommitted). Thanks.

r4868.png

 

6 hours ago, Matgen84 said:

 

Hi @Slice

 

Same issue here with PNG theme:

 

screenshot0.png

Should be resolved in 4870.

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11 hours ago, arsradu said:

 

I think he only wants to skip over Clover's boot selection screen, while still keeping the startup sound. In other words, he does want to hear the sound, but he wants to skip the boot selection screen.

 

Pretty much like on real Macs. Basically select a default boot drive, and just skip Clover GUI and go straight to the Apple logo & loading animation.

 

But I don't know if that's possible with the current implementation. Or maybe it is possible and I don't know how... :)

 

Thanks. That's exactly what I was trying to explain :) 

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I got it working when I press ENTER on the drive to boot, and for me it's ok this way.

 

But I can't get the "output volume" to work. No matter the value I put... it will always play at maximum volume, and it's a huge BAAAAAMMMMMM!!!! :shock:

 

Anyone knows how to fix it? Using Clover r4862 and ALC1150.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that F7 sound preview is also not working for me.

Edited by prcmelo

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I got it working when I press ENTER on the drive to boot, and for me it's ok this way.

 

But I can't get the "output volume" to work. No matter the value I put... it will always play at maximum volume, and it's a huge BAAAAAMMMMMM!!!! default_shock.gif

 

Anyone knows how to fix it? Using Clover r4862 and ALC1150.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that F7 sound preview is also not working for me.

How have you tried to configure output volume? Clover GUI or UEFI shell with BootChimeCfg?

It may help to clean nvram variables for bootchime before setting new values.

ALC1150 works great on my board using BootChimeCfg to configure. Have yet to test clovers GUI to configure output.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, SavageAUS said:


How have you tried to configure output volume? Clover GUI or UEFI shell with BootChimeCfg?


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Hi, Savage!

 

In both ways, Clover GUI doesn't matter the value I pu there...

 

and with BootChimeCfg in UEFI Shell give me an error, something like "path not found", even with the file inside Clover Tools folder...

 

Shell> fs0:

fs0:> cd EFI\CLOVER\tools

fs0:EFI\CLOVER\tools>BootChimeCfg.efi (Here is where I can't go on, with an error)

 

I'm using this pattern:

 

if you want to one chime when pressing enter in macOS Partition then just use 
1. AudioDxe.efi
2. BootchimeDxe.efi
3. Don't put any sound wav file in theme folder

 

And using these files r4864_AudoDxe_Goldfish64.zip

 

 

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    • By ciriousjoker
      TLDR:
      I'm trying to boot MacOS on a Chromebook without UEFI. I'm stuck at getting the bootloader (Chameleon/Clover) to work.  
      My setup / context:
      I have an Acer Chromebook Spin 13.
      Available ports:
      2 x USB-C 1 x USB-A 3.0 MicroSD Slot No USB A 2.0 (I've read that Clover has problems with USB 3.0) Firmware:
      There's no UEFI firmware available and by default, it doesn't even allow booting anything other than ChromeOS. Thanks to MrChromebox (big shoutouts!), I flashed a custom legacy bios that allows me to boot anything linux related. This bios is flashed into the RW_LEGACY section of the existing bootloader (coreboot afaik) and doesn't have any configuration options. If I have to change a setting, I could try compiling his bios payload myself with the specific setting enabled.  
      What I've tried so far:
      Chameleon attempts:
      Only selected setting was "Install chameleon on the chosen path", rest was unselected.
       
      1 - Install chameleon first without restoring the basesystem:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: done
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE".
       
      2 - Install Chameleon after restoring the base system:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: doneboot1: /boot       <- Exactly like that, no line break in between
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down)
       
      I haven't been able to reproduce #2 after wiping the drive and doing the same thing again. Subsequent attempts have resulted in either #1 of either Chameleon or Clover.
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER".
       
      Clover attempts:
      I tried multiple settings and configurations, but all of them boiled down to either one of these.
       
      1 - Doesn't do anything, just hangs at "Booting from usb..."
      2 - Boots into the blue/grey mode as shown in the attached images.
      According to MrChromebox, this could be an old Tianocore DUET It doesn't detect anything (cpu frequency, ram, partitions or disks)  
      I've read pretty much every article, github readme and other types of documentation for coreboot, tianocore, clover, chameleon and MrChromebox' rw_legacy payloads and right now, I'm totally clueless as to what to try next...
       
      A few questions that came up:
      Why does chameleon hang? What is it looking for, /boot was clearly written to the disk by the Chameleon installer? What exactly is the blue/grey image? According to MrChromebox, it could be Tianocore DUET Where does it come from? Clover? The mainboard itself? Why does the blue/grey thing not detect my processor frequency or any partitions/drives? Can I use some sort of DUET bootloader to chainload Clover?  
      If you guys could answer any of them or if you have any other guesses or information as to what's happening, I'd be really happy!
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE.txt
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER.txt





    • By outdoormagic
      Short Version:
      I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
      More Detail:
      I've done a few hacks so far and this never happened. (Gigabyte z370 / 8700k / Vega, Asus z390 / i5-9600k / 1080). Now, I'm setting up a ThinkPad X1 Gen 6. (Yes, I do expect problems on laptops, but that's not the question).
       
      Mojave 10.14.4 now boots from the internal SSD. So far, so good. Here's the problem.
       
      I installed Mojave on a USB drive (for backup / rescue) and copied the entire EFI partition of my boot drive to the EFI partition on the USB drive. So... I should be able to boot from the USB drive, right? Wrong. Ran Clover installer on the USB itself. Same outcome.
       
      With F12, I can boot from the USB into Clover and select the OS on the USB. The boot sequence hangs on End Random Seed, but before the usual '++++++++' line.
      So, boot into Clover on internal boot drive, then select OS on USB. Same thing.
       
      Read the forums, I saw the posts about AptioMemoryFix, so I tried the various other drivers on the USB. No go.
       
      I haven't found the solution yet to the USB boot issue, but what puzzles me is that if I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
       
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