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@Tetonne

 

well i am not sure what broke?!

 

I dont see FakeSMC in newer boot logs??? this must not be installed right?

 

1) was it the new dsdt.aml ?

2) was it the new kexts?  maybe issue as DSMOS doesn't arrive?

3) was it new clover 2133 -> 2165 ?

 

may you can replace each item - 1 at time on working configuration?

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Updated posted Clover b2184 for T420 at post #397

 

  • Clover
    • minor tweaks/refinements to config.plist (e.g. dont think darkwake is needed anymore)
    • has 2 OEM configs - 1 for high-res and 1 for low-res
    • Note: recommend use of ssdt.aml if it fits your cpu - seems to get a bit more out turbo mode (get 32x at times instead of 30x with just Clover Generate P/C states)
  • Revised DSDT
    • for Shutdown hang (thanks to TimeWalker75a)
    • for native ACPIPlatform kext - no need to rollback or patch AppleACPIPlatform.kext - can use unmodified v1.8 from 10.8.5 (see notes below)
  • Kexts
    • ​Updated AppleIntelE1000e.kext
    • Updated ACPIBatterManager v1.40 
    • Updated FakeSMC
      • includes modified ACPI/Plugin Info.plist to remove DISABLED features so FAN speed shows up in HWMonitor (with stock AppleACPIPlatform.kext) 

ACPI Notes:

 

You can remove any patched/rollback AppleACPIPlatform.kext now if you like... but you may want to keep it depending on your preference based on comments below. I am still looking into this issue of course.... not sure if the problem is with the new kext or a dsdt issue.

  • the new DSDT conforms (more) to the native unmodified kexts ACPI spec... so dont have to replace the AppleACPIPlatform.kext. 
  • native AppleACPIPlatform.kext v1.8 (10.8.5) works but seems to have some issues with Power button lights after wake.
  • native AppleACPIPlatform.kext v1.7 (10.8.4) works too - but does not wake as well when you have external eSATA/USB drives. But good news as the v1.7 does not seem to have power light issue.

If you choose not to upgrade to 10.8.5, this new DSDT and the kexts will work in 10.8.4 (or older.) 

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the last pack (T420-UEFI-Clover-b2184_10.8.5 ) works now :)

the guilty kext was AppleACPIPlatform.kext 10.8.5 so i use AppleACPIPlatform.kext 10.8.4

 

I deleted my previous posts to make the thread clearer

 

Thanks again for this great stuff

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@Tetonne

glad you got it working - you are welcome - et merci pour testing et feedback.

 

yeah, i am bit suspicious of the 10.8.5 v1.8 AppleACPIPlatform.kext myself and may rollback to the previous rev 1.7.  

 

EDIT: even with the slow blinking light problem after wake-up, v1.8 AppleACPIPlatform seems to be more reliable for me. doesn't  hang up (yet?) like it 1.7 did from time to time - with the fast flashing light when going to sleep and never waking up! 

 

IMO, 10.8.5 with new 8-bit changes in the DSDT overall has made it work better than ever.

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@All

 

Haven't been on in a while. Life, you know...

 

You guys have made outstanding progress in the few weeks I haven't checked in. In the coming days, I will try to catch up with you 420 guys. Gendalo hasn't been on in a while, so I think I'll be on my own for a little while. And I see Kogen hasn't been on in a while either. I was going to ask if he could add "/430" to the thread title or maybe a mod could do it. I want to attract more 430 users to this thread. I really don't want to break it out into its own thread because the hardware is so similar and you guys have provided (although inadvertently) all the info needed to get this working for us 430 guys.

 

Just want to reiterate my appreciation for all of your work. This is really the only solid, worthwhile 430 hack resource.

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In the meantime before Mavericks is GA....

 

2 things addressed in the post  #397  for 10.8.5 and T420

 

  1. There was an patch for 10.8.5 (v 12F45) today. I downloaded with App Store and update no problem ... other than it replaced AppleHDA and Bluetooth stuff. So you will need to replace those items! (latest kexts are in the zip)
  2. I added some code in the DSDT to fix the LED issue I had upon wake up. That is where the LED keeps pulsing as if it was still asleep and the moon on the lid stayed on too. now it just resets them to power light steady on and moon off.  so now i am much happier with 10.8.5 ACPI. 

 

Update 4-Oct-2013

  • Revised DSDT
    • for Shutdown hang (thanks to TimeWalker75a)
    • for native ACPIPlatform kext - no need to rollback or patch AppleACPIPlatform.kext - can use unmodified v1.8 from 10.8.5 (see notes below).
    • made a change/fix to reset LEDs upon wakeup.
  • Updated Clover to b2165 b2184
  • Updated AppleIntelE1000e.kext
  • Updated FakeSMC
  • Updated VoodooPS2Controller
  • Added Patched AICPUPM kext for Chameleon compatibility.

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Tluck-
I got problems when using the vanilla AppleACPIPlatform.kext.
I extracted the kext from the 10.8.5 update using Pacifist. How do you get it?
See attached screenshot of the errors. I had these errors also the other day when I tried to use the vanilla kext.

  
Any ideas?
 
Thanks,
AJ

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@AJ -

 

 i got the v1.8 AppleACPIPlatoform.kext when i upgraded to 10.8.5. are you 10.8.4 or 10.8.5? The 10.8.0-10.8.4 version AppleACPIPlatoform.kext is 1.7

 

are you talking about SMC errors? i am not totally sure but what version of FakeSMC are you on?

 

are you using the new dsdt?

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I'm on 10.8.5 and I got your latest FakeSMC and dsdt from today's pack...

The error comes when I use the new AppleACPIPlatoform.kext v1.8. I just had to put back v1.7 to be able to boot...

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hmm. not sure what to say!? do you get these SMC errors when using the v1.7? are you using the patched version from the 10.8.4 clover bundle? or the standard 10.8.4 v1.7 ?

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I don't get the SMC errors when using v1.7, it only happens with v1.8.

I believe I am using the patched version of v1.7, it was coming from your previous packs...

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attached are 3 AppleACPIPlatform kexts - can you test the v1.7 unmod?

 

v1.7 unmod

v1.7 ermac patch

v1.8 unmod

 

these are the only non-apple kexts...

 



$ kextstat |grep -v apple
Index Refs Address            Size       Wired      Name (Version) <Linked Against>
   16    2 0xffffff7f811a1000 0x16000    0x16000    org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC (877) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   17    0 0xffffff7f811b7000 0x4000     0x4000     org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors (877) <16 7 5 4 3>
   30    2 0xffffff7f80811000 0xe000     0xe000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.8.8) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   31    0 0xffffff7f811be000 0x6000     0x6000     org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors (877) <16 9 7 5 4 3>
   34    0 0xffffff7f81d16000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager (1.40) <9 4 3>
   40    0 0xffffff7f80e72000 0x1b000    0x1b000    com.insanelymac.driver.AppleIntelE1000e (2.5.4) <39 10 5 4 3 1>
   52    0 0xffffff7f80834000 0x5000     0x5000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.8.8) <30 28 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   53    0 0xffffff7f8081f000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.8.8) <30 28 7 6 5 4 3 1>

ACPIPlatform.zip

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Yes, I have copied the latest one from your pack today...

 

aj:~ aj$ kextstat | grep -v apple
Index Refs Address            Size       Wired      Name (Version) <Linked Against>
   19    0 0xffffff7f809cf000 0x1e000    0x1e000    com.rim.driver.BlackBerryUSBDriverInt (0.0.67) <18 17 16 14 13 5 4 3 1>
   22    2 0xffffff7f80ebc000 0x16000    0x16000    org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC (877) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   23    0 0xffffff7f80ed2000 0x4000     0x4000     org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors (877) <22 7 5 4 3>
   37    0 0xffffff7f80ed9000 0x6000     0x6000     org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors (877) <22 9 7 5 4 3>
   39    0 0xffffff7f816d3000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager (1.40) <9 4 3>
   42    2 0xffffff7f808ae000 0xe000     0xe000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.8.8) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   53    0 0xffffff7f808d1000 0x5000     0x5000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.8.8) <42 34 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   54    0 0xffffff7f808bc000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.8.8) <42 34 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   79    0 0xffffff7f81a98000 0x1b000    0x1b000    com.insanelymac.driver.AppleIntelE1000e (2.5.4) <74 10 5 4 3 1>
   87    0 0xffffff7f81b1e000 0x4000     0x4000     com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice (1.1) <86 5 4 3 1>
  106    3 0xffffff7f81d4e000 0x43000    0x43000    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv (4.2.18) <7 5 4 3 1>
  107    0 0xffffff7f81d91000 0x8000     0x8000     org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB (4.2.18) <106 51 13 7 5 4 3 1>
  108    0 0xffffff7f81d99000 0x5000     0x5000     org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt (4.2.18) <106 7 5 4 3 1>
  109    0 0xffffff7f81d9e000 0x6000     0x6000     org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp (4.2.18) <106 5 4 1>

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my feed back

test last pack (serial would be great to identify with pack we're talking about) with

FakeSMC20130706 +

AppleACPIPlatform kexts 1.8

 

​same issue as described here (same as with last pack in fact)

back to last pack (same as above) with include Fake SMC and AppleACPIPlatform v1.7 ermac patch

 

i suggess T420-UEFI-Clover-20131005-2184_10.8.5

 

Update : shut down is very long here

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@Tetonne  - thanks for testing. i will put ErmaC's patched AppleACPIPlatform.kext in the 10.8.5 bundle as an option for those that need to rollback. It was/is in the 10.8.4 pack. I am not sure why i can run the vanilla kexts?  i tested the old DSDT before splitting into 8bit variables and i can run 1.7  and 1.8  - just dont get battery info. with the new dsdt i can run all 3 versions. The new v1.8 works best and seem to consistently supports esata - before it was hit or miss.  yesterday i bumped up to rehabmans FakeSMC. 

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I found a fix for very low input volume of the AppleHDA LineIn/ExtMic I have been always experiencing.

 

While spending quite a few hours trying to rename LineIn to ExtMic, I noticed that one of the configuration widgets in the patched version of AppleHDA had been put in the wrong section.

 

The attached file has the following patch. If you have a compatible version of AppleHDA, it should be as simple as dropping it into the appropriate location in the AppleHDA kext, reboot, and your LineIn Mic should be much louder. Otherwise, you may need to make the edits yourself to Platform.xml, and then compress it to Platform.xml.gzip using the `Script RevoGirl AppleHda.zip` from e.g. http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2676

--- /Backup Extensions/10.8.2_mods/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/Resources/Platforms.xml 2012-11-26 13:54:20.000000000 -0500
+++ Platforms.xml 2013-10-05 18:38:53.000000000 -0400
@@ -1574,38 +1574,12 @@
  <integer>20</integer>
  </dict>
  <dict>
- <key>Amp</key>
- <dict>
- <key>Channels</key>
- <array>
- <dict>
- <key>Bind</key>
- <integer>1</integer>
- <key>Channel</key>
- <integer>1</integer>
- </dict>
- <dict>
- <key>Bind</key>
- <integer>2</integer>
- <key>Channel</key>
- <integer>2</integer>
- </dict>
- </array>
- <key>MuteInputAmp</key>
- <false/>
- <key>PublishMute</key>
- <true/>
- <key>PublishVolume</key>
- <true/>
- <key>VolumeInputAmp</key>
- <true/>
- </dict>
  <key>NodeID</key>
  <integer>24</integer>
- </dict>
- <dict>
  <key>Boost</key>
  <integer>3</integer>
+ </dict>
+ <dict>
  <key>NodeID</key>
  <integer>27</integer>
  </dict>

Also nice, is enabling Ambient noise reduction. This is done simply by copying the SignalProcessing section from Mic to LineIn, in layout12.xml

 

Finally, and somewhat related, I wrote a script to parse CodecVerbs and pretty print the output for consumption in various places. For example, you can get your ConfigData section from

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext/Contents/Info.plist and inspect it as follows:
./pinconfig.py -v -d -
                    AZccMAGXHRABlx4hAZcfAQG3HCABtx0QAbce
                    gQG3HwEB9xxAAfcdAQH3HhAB9x+QAjccoAI3
                    HQECNx6gAjcfkAG3DAI=
^D
"PinConfigurations",
Buffer(0x44)
{
0x30,0x10,0x21,0x01, /* 0x19        jack, External Rear,  HP Out, 1/8" stereo/mono,    Black, misc 0,                      , 3-0 */
0x20,0x10,0x81,0x01, /* 0x1b        jack, External Rear, Line In, 1/8" stereo/mono,    Black, misc 0,                      , 2-0 */
0x40,0x01,0x10,0x90, /* 0x1f    internal, Internal  N/A, Speaker,          Unknown,  Unknown, misc 0,  Jack Detect Disabled, 4-0 */
0xa0,0x01,0xa0,0x90, /* 0x23    internal, Internal  N/A,  Mic In,          Unknown,  Unknown, misc 0,  Jack Detect Disabled, a-0 */


}


< 01971c30 01971d10 01971e21 01971f01 01b71c20 01b71d10 01b71e81 01b71f01 01f71c40 01f71d01 01f71e10 01f71f90 02371ca0 02371d01 02371ea0 02371f90 01b70c02 >
'\x01\x97\x1c0\x01\x97\x1d\x10\x01\x97\x1e!\x01\x97\x1f\x01\x01\xb7\x1c \x01\xb7\x1d\x10\x01\xb7\x1e\x81\x01\xb7\x1f\x01\x01\xf7\x1c@\x01\xf7\x1d\x01\x01\xf7\x1e\x10\x01\xf7\x1f\x90\x027\x1c\xa0\x027\x1d\x01\x027\x1e\xa0\x027\x1f\x90\x01\xb7\x0c\x02'
AZccMAGXHRABlx4hAZcfAQG3HCABtx0QAbcegQG3HwEB9xxAAfcdAQH3HhAB9x+QAjccoAI3HQEC
Nx6gAjcfkAG3DAI=
 
 

Platforms.xml.zlib.gz

layout12.xml.zlib.gz

pinconfig.py.gz

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Awesome. yeah i gave up too after trying for hours (days?) to get ExtMic in the config! i will incorporate into AppleHDA for 10.8.5. thanks! 

 

works great - i just dropped in. i completely forgot thats why i bought a USB headset since when i used my iPhone buds/mic the input volume was so low! just tested again it seems to be louder!

 

thanks.

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      CONFRONTATE QUESTO CON IL TERZO METODO E NOTERETE CHE CON UN SOLO PASSAGGIO, OSSIA IL COMANDO DATO AL TERMINALE, FACCIAMO IN UNA SINGOLA OPERAZIONE TUTTI I VARI STEP DESCRITTI SULL’ ALTRO METODO.
      DETTO QUESTO, MOLTO IMPORTANTE E’ SOTTOLINEARE CHE COSI’ FACENDO EVITEREMO ERRORI  DI DISTRAZIONE RIGUARDO AI PASSAGGI O FRAINTENDIMENTI.
      Immagine 
      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover sulla vostra usb.
      *NOTA*:
      Avendo usato questo metodo l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      =========================
      METODO "MANUALE"....  (lascio per futura memoria-Compatibile fino a 10.12)
      ==========================
      Bootloader
      **Nota:** Installazione in UEFI  dipenderà dalla scheda madre in vostro possesso, quindi se non supporta tale opzione , il bootloader dovrà essere installato in  modalità Legacy.
       Vi invito, qualora non sapeste questa informazione, a recarvi nel sito ufficiale del produttore e controllare le informazioni a riguardo
      Fatto questo dobbiamo installare  Clover sulla usb.
      A seconda del tipo di Bios o al tipo di installazione che vogliamo fare UEFI o Legacy avremo ovviamente configurazioni diverse in questa fase.
      Lanciate il pkg.
      Immagine 

       
      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  AptioMemory --> (consigliato) 
                               : Driver64UEFI  ApfsDriverLoader --> (consigliato) --> sostituisce l'uso del driver apfs.efi
                               : Selezionate l'altri driver come da successiva immagine,
       
      *Nota: Altri driver che si possono usare  al suo posto  sono:
       informazioni 
       
      Proseguite con l’installazione.
      Immagine 
      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      ===========================
      Per installazione Legacy
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”
      Immagine 
      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2
      Immagine 
      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      Immagine 
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67
      Immagine 
      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      Info:
      ===========================
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Immagine 
      
      Per High Sierra:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
       
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Per Mojave:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi per 10.14 a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Versione di clover non antecedente a V_4015
      Volete usare HFS?
      E' possibile fare un installazione diretta su altro disco o partizione, nel caso può essere usato anche per effettuare aggiornamenti...
      nel caso guardate...
       Mojave in HFS 
       Oppure direttamente da usb  
       
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto.zip
      Pacchetto-2.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13-NoLog.zip
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.1-No_LOG.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.2_No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.3-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.4-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.5_No_Log.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip






    • By tbianco
      Ho comprato da poco un Acer Aspire 5750G e girando su internet ho trovato la cartella efi che garantiva quasi tutto funzionante perfino il wifi (https://github.com/zipippino/HighSierraAspire5750G).
      Allora felicissimo installo macOS e a parte incappare in errori stupidi, riesco a fare tutto, ma quando sono riuscito ad installare clover Legacy e sostituendo la roba con la 'mia' efi clover si avvia ma macOS no, semplicemente non carica (si nota anche pk la spia dell'hdd che dice se è in attivitá è spenta.
      Qualcuno può aiutarmi?
    • By RougeOne
      Budget Workstation MacOS 10.14.1 build: z370 AORUS Gaming 5 - i5-8600K - RX 580 - UHD 630
      flawless iGPU/dGPU integration, fast FCPX editing/rendering, great overall performance for ~$1200 / ~£1000
       
      I'm gonna come straight out and admit it - I used newb tools which are considered taboo on InsanelyMac, and so this isn't so much an installation guide as it is a green flag to anyone considering the same hardware. My first and previous Hackintosh project was just over ten years ago and this site was massively helpful, so this is my (very small) way of giving back.
       
      EFI DIRECTORY
      http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97606131925137056003
       
      HARDWARE
      CPU: Intel i5-8600K 3.6GHz hexacore (contains UHD 630 iGPU)
      CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim (no paste needed, and fan facing front)
      Mobo: GIGABYTE z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (WIFI)
      RAM: 1x 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX C16 2666MHz (in first slot)
      GFX Card: Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ SE
      SATA: used ports 0, 1, 3, 5 (HDD problems when connected to port 4)
      HDD: generic
      DVD Drive: generic
      PSU: EVGA 500W Semi Modular (but you should get 650W!)
      Case: CoolerMaster CM590 III
      Fans: 2x stock case fans (one sucky on front, one blowy on back), 3x be quiet! BL046 120mm fans (two blowy on top, one sucky on front). Airflow near-perfectly balanced.
       
      ADVICE
      With the Clover configuration, you want to pay close attention to all things relating to graphics. There are some specific settings for ACPI, Boot, Devices and Graphics which should be copied exactly in order to get the iGPU and dGPU to work in perfect harmony. For instance, make sure you use ig-platform-id 59120003 rather than 59120000 if you want FCPX to be usable. With the right settings, FCPX will not only run, but run flawlessly.
       
      I was not able to figure out how to make NVRAM/PRAM behave itself, and I got errors when I tried to issue relevant commands. As a result, I could not get iMessage to work properly. It worked precisely once, on my first installation attempt. This Clover configuration therefore has no consideration whatsoever toward iMessage reliability - if you can get NVRAM/PRAM working properly on this hardware, please do edit the config as you see fit.
       
      Onboard WiFi does not work. There is no driver for it. I'm using wired ethernet to a bridge router as it was cheaper than getting a compatible PCI card.
       
      Audio is working well after I installed the z370 audio patch, then the ALC1220 codecs, then AppleALC.
       
      With kexts for generic 3rd party SATA and generic 3rd party eSATA, my HDDs and DVD drive work perfectly well.
       
      Sleep/Wake functions run perfectly. iCloud functions run perfectly. Shutdown leaves the mobo LEDs on, annoyingly.
       
      Overall, this system appears to run about as well under MacOS 10.14 Mojave as it does under Windows 7. I would solidly recommend this build to anyone looking to build a computer for workstation purposes, on a budget.
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