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hmm. ok. well it seems to work for many of us on T420. if i use the built-in EDID i get lots of glitches and buffer hangs. as soon as i use/inject this EDID - zero glitch - zero hangs.  sorry it does not work for you.

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hmm. ok. well it seems to work for many of us on T420. if i use the built-in EDID i get lots of glitches and buffer hangs. as soon as i use/inject this EDID - zero glitch - zero hangs.  sorry it does not work for you.

can you send me your clover config plist for boot?

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@AJ 

 

1)  /.IAbootfiles  or something like this is created by the installer on the OS partition you were upgrading by the Install OSX.app ...  if you have HFSplus.efi vs Vboxhfs.efi in your clover drivers folder, then clover can boot from this installer bundle upon reboot. (just like a real mac)

 

since you aborted the install process by not restarting using this bundle, you can get rid of this folder now.

 

2) the installer will create (or update) the recovery partition - which is a 650MB partition on your OS HD. ( i would keep this.)

Thank you guys. I have deleted the .IABootfiles and the "Install Mavericks from..." is no longer there, good.

 

And for the recovery partition, it is actually there. The problem is that it doesn't boot, it complains about the AppleHDA kext. I'm trying to install the modified kexts to the BaseSystem.dmg that is in the recovery partition to see if I can boot from it. It would be useful in case of problems.

I used the following command from terminal to enable debug mode in Disk Utility and view/mount hidden partitions from the debug menu:

defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options -bool true

 

Once mounted, I have converted the read-only .dmg into a read-write, applied the custom kexts using Kext Wizard, then converted .dmg into a compressed .dmg, and replaced the BaseSystem.dmg into the Recovery Partition. It almost boots now... still looking at it...

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@aj - there is a much easier way to boot recovery partition!!! it is essentially the same thing as the USB installer - which requires extra kexts.

 

so stop at clover GUI

use clover shell to rename OEM so it's not in play for this and boot recoveryHD using the top level config.plist which will inject (custom) kexts from 10.9 

 

shell commands
 

map fs0

fs0:

cd /EFI/CLOVER

mv OEM OEM.NU

exit

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@aj - there is a much easier way to boot recovery partition!!! it is essentially the same thing as the USB installer - which requires extra kexts.

 

so stop at clover GUI

use clover shell to rename OEM so it's not in play for this and boot recoveryHD using the top level config.plist which will inject (custom) kexts from 10.9 

 

shell commands

 

map fs0

fs0:

cd /EFI/CLOVER

mv OEM OEM.NU

exit

hehe, that seems easier... indeed... I will try it...

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take 2 on EDID HD3000 fix.

 

OK this theory is working in practice!  Theory: bogus panel size was the culprit

 

I changed just the panel size from 309x174 to 310x174. I can't get a glitch/hang on 10.8.5 or 10.9.0 using this edited EDID info.

It was NOT sync sizes as i originally thought - that attempt eventually hung.

 

tetonne - your EDID seems to be 309x173? maybe if i gen one that has 310x174 for 1366x768 resolution? i will post a new one test EDID later.

i noticed these EDIDs (mine too) specify a max size to be 310x170 but the panel was set to be only 309mm... it stands to reason the max cannot be bigger than the panel!

 

more info from revised post             #629            

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take 2 on EDID HD3000 fix.

 

OK this theory is working in practice!  Theory: bogus panel size was the culprit

 

I changed just the panel size from 309x174 to 310x174. I can't get a glitch/hang on 10.8.5 or 10.9.0 using this edited EDID info.

It was NOT sync sizes as i originally thought - that attempt eventually hung.

 

tetonne - your EDID seems to be 309x173? maybe if i gen one that has 310x174 for 1366x768 resolution? i will post a new one test EDID later.

i noticed these EDIDs (mine too) specify a max size to be 310x170 but the panel was set to be only 309mm... it stands to reason the max cannot be bigger than the panel!

 

more info from revised post             #629            

@tluck "EDID seems to be 309x173?" I don't know (don't understand in fact)

send me the new edid when it's created, i'll test and feed back. :)

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@tluck, could you generate an EDID with that panel size for 1600x900? I tried all the EDIDs so far (except the one in post #629) and I'm still getting hangs and glitches (though rarely). I'm also on 1600x900.

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take 2 on EDID HD3000 fix.

 

OK this theory is working in practice!  Theory: bogus panel size was the culprit

 

I changed just the panel size from 309x174 to 310x174. I can't get a glitch/hang on 10.8.5 or 10.9.0 using this edited EDID info.

It was NOT sync sizes as i originally thought - that attempt eventually hung.

 

tetonne - your EDID seems to be 309x173? maybe if i gen one that has 310x174 for 1366x768 resolution? i will post a new one test EDID later.

i noticed these EDIDs (mine too) specify a max size to be 310x170 but the panel was set to be only 309mm... it stands to reason the max cannot be bigger than the panel!

 

more info from revised post             #629            

Can you generate a new edid for 1600x900? And explain which parts(number) to change?

Thanks i ll try

 

i have already tried your edid with 36AE10 but no luck, always glitch

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@honeywell - see post 629 ... and the clover bundle has this same working (for me ?!) EDID for 1600x900.  the OEM 1600.900 config.plist is set up to inject the EDID and i also put in the DSDT (for non-clover).

 

... i don't know why this particular EDID works for me (and others ) but not for all.  

 

if you are NOT injecting this EDID (with product 2e2) , then please run : ioreg -l |grep EDID and post the EDID - maybe we can make sense of it and get a working one. 

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@yum - i will look at this post.  but I already have LCD brightness (16 levels)

 

so i took at look at  your ioreg EDID dump. and the first thing i noticed is you have 1600x900 but its on a 17" vs 14" so here is an EDID that you could try that has the same info - but i tweaked the params slightly (changed) to match the values work for me but with proper sizing.

 

see 4 value changes on line 50

 

your EDID

post-954945-0-86085500-1383763286_thumb.png

 

new EDID to test - take string below and put in Clover config.plist

post-954945-0-81117500-1383763300_thumb.png

 

 

00FFFFFFFFFFFF000DAF19170000000005130103802716780A08059D58539729155054000000010101010101010101010101010101018025408060841A30302035007ED710000018000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004C

 

                          DDCTest For: CMO 
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
EDID Block 0, Bytes 0-127
128 BYTES OF EDID CODE:
         0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
      ________________________________________
  0  |  00  FF  FF  FF  FF  FF  FF  00  0D  AF
 10  |  19  17  00  00  00  00  05  13  01  03
 20  |  80  27  16  78  0A  08  05  9D  58  53
 30  |  97  29  15  50  54  00  00  00  01  01
 40  |  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01
 50  |  01  01  01  01  80  25  40  80  60  84
 60  |  1A  30  30  20  35  00  7E  D7  10  00
 70  |  00  18  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
 80  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
 90  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
100  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
110  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
120  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  4C
______________________________________________________________________
(08-09)  ID Manufacturer Name ________________  = CMO
(11-10)  Product ID Code _____________________  = 1719
(12-15)  Last 5 Digits of Serial Number ______  = Not Used
(16)     Week of Manufacture _________________  = 05
(17)     Year of Manufacture _________________  = 2009
(10-17)  Complete Serial Number ______________  = See Descriptor Block
(18)     EDID Version Number _________________  = 1
(19)     EDID Revision Number ________________  = 3
(20)     VIDEO INPUT DEFINITION:
         Digital Signal
         Non - VESA DFP 1.x Compatible                        
                        
(21)     Maximum Horizontal Image Size ________________    =  390 mm
(22)     Maximum Vertical Image Size __________________    =  220 mm
(23)     Display Gamma ________________________________    =  2.20
(24)     Power Management and Supported Feature(s):
         Preferred Timing Mode
         Display Type = R/G/B Color
(25-34)  CHROMA INFO:
         Red X - 0.613 Green X - 0.326 Blue X - 0.160 White X - 0.313
         Red Y - 0.344 Green Y - 0.590 Blue Y - 0.082 White Y - 0.329
(35)     ESTABLISHED TIMING I:
(36)     ESTABLISHED TIMING II:
(37)     Manufacturer's Reserved Timing:
           None Specified
(38-53)  Standard Timing Identification:
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
______________________________________________________________________
(54-71) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 1:
                   1600x900  Pixel Clock: 96.00 MHz
______________________________________________________________________
         Horizontal Image Size: 382 mm     Vertical Image Size: 215 mm
         Refreshed Mode: Non-Interlaced    Normal Display - No Stereo
 
Horizontal:
         Active Time: 1600 pixels          Blanking Time: 128 pixels
         Sync Offset: 48 pixels            Sync Pulse Width: 32 pixels
         Border: 0 pixels                  Frequency: 55.56 KHz
 
Vertical:
         Active Time: 900 lines            Blanking Time: 26 lines
         Sync Offset: 3 lines              Sync Pulse Width: 5 lines
         Border: 0 lines                   Frequency: 60.00 Hz
 
Digital Separate, Horizontal Polarity (-) Vertical Polarity (-)
 
 
______________________________________________________________________
(72-89) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 2:
 
         
 
 
(126)    
(127)    
 

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00FFFFFFFFFFFF000DAF19170000000005130103802716780A08059D58539729155054000000010101010101010101010101010101018025408060841A30302035007ED710000018000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004C

 

i try it but with out surprise 1600 goes outside of my screen ;)

resolution is preferences/Screen are not as good as the one i have with 00FFFFFF FFFFFF00 06AF3C31 00000000 00140103 801F1178 0A10B697 58579226 1E505400 00000101 01010101 01010101 01010101 0101121B 56465000 23303020 360035AD 10000018 0000000F 00000000 00000000 00000000 00200000 00FE0041 554F0A20 20202020 20202000 000000FE 00585858 58585858 58585831 200A0023 

and /S/L/Display/Over.. config (see a previous post i send with my config (I use dualink 0)

@tluck could u please try your customize with the EDID i'm using ;)

DisplayVendorID-6af/DisplayProductID-313c

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@tetonne

- that EDID is only for YUM (or others) with 17" LCD 1600x900!

 

are you getting glitches or hangs with your default/built-in EDID? you have 1366x768 native LCD?

 

here one for you with just the panel size changed - for 14" 1366x768. from 309x173 to 310x174mm

 

00FFFFFFFFFFFF0006AF3C310000000000140103801F11780A10B597585792261E505400000001010101010101010101010101010101121B5646500023302616360036AE10000018000000000000000000000000000000000000000000FE0031333636783736380A2020202000000000000000000000000000000000000000A6  

 

 

                            Time:  13:33:08
                        Date:  Tue Nov 05, 2013
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
                        VIEWSONIC CORPORATION
                    EDID Version # 1,  Revision # 3
                          DDCTest For: AUO 
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
EDID Block 0, Bytes 0-127
128 BYTES OF EDID CODE:
         0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
      ________________________________________
  0  |  00  FF  FF  FF  FF  FF  FF  00  06  AF
 10  |  3C  31  00  00  00  00  00  14  01  03
 20  |  80  1F  11  78  0A  10  B5  97  58  57
 30  |  92  26  1E  50  54  00  00  00  01  01
 40  |  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01  01
 50  |  01  01  01  01  12  1B  56  46  50  00
 60  |  23  30  26  16  36  00  36  AE  10  00
 70  |  00  18  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
 80  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
 90  |  00  00  00  FE  00  31  33  36  36  78
100  |  37  36  38  0A  20  20  20  20  00  00
110  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
120  |  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  A6
______________________________________________________________________
(08-09)  ID Manufacturer Name ________________  = AUO
(11-10)  Product ID Code _____________________  = 313C(<1)
(12-15)  Last 5 Digits of Serial Number ______  = Not Used
(16)     Week of Manufacture _________________  = 00
(17)     Year of Manufacture _________________  = 2010
(10-17)  Complete Serial Number ______________  = See Descriptor Block
(18)     EDID Version Number _________________  = 1
(19)     EDID Revision Number ________________  = 3
(20)     VIDEO INPUT DEFINITION:
         Digital Signal
         Non - VESA DFP 1.x Compatible                        
                        
(21)     Maximum Horizontal Image Size ________________    =  310 mm
(22)     Maximum Vertical Image Size __________________    =  170 mm
(23)     Display Gamma ________________________________    =  2.20
(24)     Power Management and Supported Feature(s):
         Preferred Timing Mode
         Display Type = R/G/B Color
(25-34)  CHROMA INFO:
         Red X - 0.590 Green X - 0.340 Blue X - 0.150 White X - 0.313
         Red Y - 0.345 Green Y - 0.570 Blue Y - 0.120 White Y - 0.329
(35)     ESTABLISHED TIMING I:
(36)     ESTABLISHED TIMING II:
(37)     Manufacturer's Reserved Timing:
           None Specified
(38-53)  Standard Timing Identification:
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
         Not Used
______________________________________________________________________
(54-71) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 1:
                   1366x768  Pixel Clock: 69.30 MHz
______________________________________________________________________
         Horizontal Image Size: 310 mm     Vertical Image Size: 174 mm
         Refreshed Mode: Non-Interlaced    Normal Display - No Stereo
 
Horizontal:
         Active Time: 1366 pixels          Blanking Time: 70 pixels
         Sync Offset: 38 pixels            Sync Pulse Width: 22 pixels
         Border: 0 pixels                  Frequency: 48.26 KHz
 
Vertical:
         Active Time: 768 lines            Blanking Time: 35 lines
         Sync Offset: 3 lines              Sync Pulse Width: 6 lines
         Border: 0 lines                   Frequency: 60.10 Hz
 
Digital Separate, Horizontal Polarity (-) Vertical Polarity (-)
 
 
______________________________________________________________________
(72-89) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 2:
 
         
 
 
______________________________________________________________________
(90-107) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 3:
 
         ASCII Data:
         1366x768
 
 
______________________________________________________________________
(108-125) Detailed Timing / Descriptor Block 4:

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are you getting glitches or hangs with your default/built-in EDID? you have 1366x768 native LCD?

 

00FFFFFFFFFFFF0006AF3C310000000000140103801F11780A10B597585792261E505400000001010101010101010101010101010101121B5646500023302616360036AE10000018000000000000000000000000000000000000000000FE0031333636783736380A2020202000000000000000000000000000000000000000A6  

No glitches or hangs on my 1600x900 and 1376x768 with dualink 0 (dualink 1 doesn't work here)

but better customs are welcomed :)

 

I test the EDID provided 

my feed back here :

 

post-638501-0-90722100-1383768364_thumb.jpg

One more thing : Thanks tluck

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@tluck, thanks for your hard work on this, it's appreciated really.  I have the same edie like yum, i have controlled it by yum link in some previous post. I think that also laptop is probably same family with same screen 1600x900 on 17 inch. 

So i try your custom edie, i have past it directly in display/overrides and it is seen correctly but i have always artifacts, after 2-3 reboot or something of similar. Problem for me is still unsolved for now. I can try other if you have other ideas. I think that will be same for iim cause original edie is the same. 

But why all this is happen on clover instead on chameleon (and/or smcping daemon) there is not this artifacts problem?

Btw thanks 

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@Smith@@ - how are you injecting the EDID? i found that putting one in /S/L/Displays/Overrides does not actually override the built-in EDID! However, I found that if I put a new/different EDID in the DSDT or inject by clover then the system will use it. it seems that if the system can find one in the LCD hardware, it will use it versus use one in an Override file.

 

I have been trying to figure out what is special about the EDID that works for me versus the built-in. i don't know why my built-in EDID is glitchy but an alternative EDID is absolutely perfect. And i had glitches on Chameleon/MBR before i switched to Clover. 

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@tluck i think that your theory about override is right because with same edid in previous post, that for yum (my model is in fact exactly the same), if i override it in display/overrides and so in vanilla method, i see in profiler that name is correct (LCD HP in this case) but override is probably not complete, if instead use the same last edie in clover i have completely black screen after all loading verbose end screen begin always more bright, it throb, vibrates and then nothing.

 

So i think that i must try all from clover. Can you make a new edie for testing? ;)

 

Ed: i have another question, now i have injected original edid with clover. But The COMMENT in graphics setting, in this case i choose "GLITCHES?" is different from name in monitor profiler, i mean, name is taken always from original override in Display/Overrides. But i think that clover EDID is working cause with previous edid had black screen with original not. But about name is right? There should be also an override of COMMENT parameter from clover?

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@tluck i think that your theory about override is right because with same edid in previous post, that for yum (my model is in fact exactly the same), if i override it in display/overrides and so in vanilla method, i see in profiler that name is correct (LCD HP in this case) but override is probably not complete, if instead use the same last edie in clover i have completely black screen after all loading verbose end screen begin always more bright, it throb, vibrates and then nothing.

 

So i think that i must try all from clover. Can you make a new edie for testing? ;)

 

Ed: i have another question, now i have injected original edid with clover. But The COMMENT in graphics setting, in this case i choose "GLITCHES?" is different from name in monitor profiler, i mean, name is taken always from original override in Display/Overrides. But i think that clover EDID is working cause with previous edid had black screen with original not. But about name is right? There should be also an override of COMMENT parameter from clover?

Yup, it's same DV7 hp ;)  

 

@tluck, thanks so much for all help. I have done same smith@@ tries and result is the same. Now i'm starting to inject the edid directly from clover. I will test your other edid

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@Smith@@ and Yum

 

this is what you need to put in your config.plist - it this is a modified EDID (detailed timing section) but has the same product/vendor.

 

<key>Graphics</key>

<dict>

<key>Comment</key>

<string>HP 17" 1600x900</string>

<key>CustomEDID</key>

<data>

AP///////wANrxkXAAAAAAUTAQOAJxZ4CggFnVhTlykVUFQAAAABAQEBAQEB

AQEBAQEBAQEBgCVAgGCEGjAwIDUAftcQAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEw=

</data>

<key>DualLink</key>

<string>1</string>

<key>Inject</key>

<dict>

<key>Intel</key>

<true/>

</dict>

<key>InjectEDID</key>

<true/>

</dict>

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@Smith@@ and Yum

 

this is what you need to put in your config.plist - it this is a modified EDID (detailed timing section) but has the same product/vendor.

 

Graphics

Comment

HP 17" 1600x900

CustomEDID

AP///////wANrxkXAAAAAAUTAQOAJxZ4CggFnVhTlykVUFQAAAABAQEBAQEB

AQEBAQEBAQEBgCVAgGCEGjAwIDUAftcQAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEw=

DualLink

1

Inject

Intel

InjectEDID

 

In test, but i see already one artifact, but still in testing.  But before question, i should see this: HP 17" 1600x900 in System Preferences --> Monitor --> Colors ?

 

Or not, because seems that name is not override correctly..

 

Edit: artifacts again.. :(     but i don't understand about before question, if edie is override correctly

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Maybe chameleon and clover read something in different way. Common problem is artifacts on clover and more less (avoid totally with smcping daemon) on chameleon. If i can understand what is that "something", but honestly i have done practically every form of tries LOL

 

 

Can be also my 16 GB of ram, but i had the same problem also with 8. On mavericks then patch intel kext for "downgrade" gram is not work. It see for intel always 512 MB of ram

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No glitches or hangs on my 1600x900 and 1376x768 with dualink 0 (dualink 1 doesn't work here)

but better customs are welcomed :)

 

I test the EDID provided 

my feed back here :

 

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One more thing : Thanks tluck

Can you post me your ML intel kext, frame buffer an hd3000? I am on mavericks but i want do a try..

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      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 at first get iMessage to work properly. It worked once on my first installation attempt but not from subsequent attempts. This Clover configuration therefore has no consideration whatsoever toward iMessage reliability - however, iMessage ended up working somehow, anyway - I noticed it after I'd updated to 10.14.3 but this may just have been coincidence.
       
      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.
       
      My USB 3 ports seem to suffer from low power output, and I don't know why.
       
      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.
    • By JhonneR
      Good morning, everyone, I'm sorry if I was wrong in choosing the topic but I need help.
      I have found it extremely difficult to mount a Hackintosh in my acer.
      Setup;
      I5 2430m 2.4 6GB RAM
      Mobo P5we0 - Intel intel Graphics 3000
      At the moment I have not found out what my audio codecs are.
      but I'll leave the link on the motherboard.
      however, my real problem is several.
      I have already used the itakos image, I have already used several images that could be installed normally and that after installing the image I do not have internet via cable or wireless.
      And another, I already looked in other forums and I know that I will be called a donkey in the logical question but I have not been able to install the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] or clover to start from the Hard Disk, so I do not know what to do.At the moment I still do not know if there has already been someone who has already installed the High Sierra or just the Sierra in this notebook model and obtained permanent success.
      If anyone can help me, I'll be grateful.
      Installations without success, but with the system already installed in ACER;
      SIERRA
      HIGH SIERRA
      MOJAVE
      All with the same symptom. Starting only by the bootable USB stick and without internet connection via cable and wireless.
      Appreciate ! Acer 5750 Official Page
    • By Slice
      Since rev 4844 Vector Themes are supported and there are ready-to-use Clovy by Clovy, cesium by Slice and BGM_SVG by Blackosx.
      You may see it's structure to create own theme
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
       
      Now I want to add vector graphics support in Clover. See rev 4560 and later.
      It is not working yet but designers may begin to create Vector Themes.
      It supposed to consist of SVG elements and has design size. It will be rendered to any screen size scaled from design size.
       
      What application in macOS can create SVG graphics?
      Inkscape is not working in macOS 10.11+. Pity.
      LibreOffice Draw works with SVG but buggy.
      Boxy SVG cost 10$ but looks good enough. It creates the best in simplicity files and have more then enough features.
      Illustrator is good but expensive.
       
      How to improve SVG file?
      Clover has restricted support for SVG. It is your job to make compatible file and as small as possible to speedup rendering.
      Some helps:
      Help:Inkscape – From invalid to valid SVG Inkscape files
      From invalid to valid SVG Adobe Illustrator files
      From invalid to valid SVG files of other editors: BKchem, ChemDraw and CorelDRAW
      Help:Illustrator – Assistance with creating and saving SVG images in Adobe Illustrator that will pass W3C validation
      User:Quibik/Cleaning up SVG files manually
      Later I will write own instructions specific to Clover abilities.
       
      How to create SVG fonts?
      You can google to find ready-to-use SVG fonts.  I found some problems with too beaty fonts: slow rendering and overflow crash. Be careful.
      You can get ttf or otf fonts and convert them into svg by using online WEB services. Not a problem to google.
      But then I want to find a way to simplify the font to reduce a size and speedup rendering.
      You can create own font by FontForge It is opensource and available for Windows, Mac and GNU+Linux. It creates otf font which you can convert to svg font.
       
      Pictures from Badruzeus
      https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=301597
    • By ludufre
      Installing macOS Mojave on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

       
      There are two version of this laptop:
      - 20AS = Chipset QM87, without Express Card (mine).
      - 20AT = Chipset HM86, with Express Card.
      I strong believe is the same thing...
       

      Changelog:
       
      02/05/2019 18:47h GMT-0
      - Updated info about CPU replacement and 4G LTE modem.
       
      02/04/2019 15:24h GMT-0
      - Sometimes the VoodooHDA.kext doesn't work.
      - Added AppleHDADisabler.kext to fix that (attached bellow).
       
      01/24/2019 14:42h GMT-0
      - Added more adjustments to use of VoodooHDA.
      - Updated VoodooHDA links to 2.9.1 official (without installer).
      - Changed PCM volume from 90 to 180 in Info.plist (attached modified VoodooHDA.kext bellow)
      - Updated SSDT-L440.aml (Removed HDEF and HDAU, not needed).
      - Updated config.plist (Changed to user Audio layout to 1).
       
      01/22/2019 20:47h GMT-0
      - I gave up on the AppleALC.
      - Headset does not work.
      - Now with VoodooHDA is perfect and the sound even louder.
       
      01/22/2019 14:37h GMT-0
      - Add info about update 10.14.3. 
       
      01/22/2019 13:46h GMT-0
      - Add link to BIOS reassing guide.
       
      01/20/2019 11:49h GMT-0
      - First version.
       
      What works and what does not
       
      - Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M ->  Work. All SpeedStep stages.
      - Video Card: Intel HD4600 ->  Work. QE/CI and Metal.
      - Chipset: Intel QM87 ->  Work.
      - Mini DisplayPort ->  Work. But no audio, yet.
      - VGA ->  Not work. Normal.
      - Audio: ALC292 ->  Work.
      - WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 ->  Not work. Replaced with DW1560 (need whitelist removal).
      - Ethernet: Intel I217-LM ->  Work.
      - Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 ->  Not work.
      - Keyboard and Touchpad ->  Work.
      - Webcam ->  Work.
      - Fingerprint Reader ->  Not work. Normal.
      - USB3.0 ->  Work.
      - Sleep ->  Work.
      - Airdrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot and Continuity ->  Work after replaced wireless.
       
       
      Extras
       
      - FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 
      Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible)
      Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.
       

      Todo
       
      - Make DP audio work.
      - Make Card Reader work.
      - Upgrade CPU to i7-4712MQ (Ordered. It's on the way) Done, but received i7-4700MQ (47w TDP and I have overheating issues)
      - Replace touchpad with T460 model (Ordered. It's on the way)
      - Sierra Gobi5000 4G LTE modem EM7355 (Ordered. It's on the way. I hope works. ) Done, but not work. Do not even recognize in LSPCI...
      - Upgrade to 16GB RAM Done
       
       
      What you need to install

      - Running install of macOS
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
      - macOS Mojave install app
      - Clover EFI
      - Clover Configurator
      - Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


      How create create the install flash drive
       
      Prepare install flash drive

      Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install".

      - Open Disk Utility.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination flash drive, then Erase.
      - Name: Install, Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Scheme: GUID Partition Map
       
      Create install flash drive

      Open terminal and run this command:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ .app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction This will take about 30 minutes.
       


      Install bootloader

      Download the RehabMan's CloverEFI fork (used 4701) and install with this options on "Install macOS Mojave":
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - UEFI Drivers - ApfsDriverLoader-64
      - UEFI Drivers - AptioMemoryFix64


       
       
      Make things works

      Will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop.
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below
                    If you have modded BIOS with Advanced Menu and enabled 128MB DRAM-prealloc use 128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
                    If no, then use 32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      - Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.3.2.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the FakeSMC.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0915.
      - Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2018-1008.
      - Download the IntelMausiEthernet.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1031.
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.1.
      - Download the AppleALC.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.4.
      - Download the VoodooHDA from here. I used the version 2.9.1.
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.2.6.
      - Download the AppleBacklightFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1013.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
      - Download the ACPIBatteryManager.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1005.
       
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)
       
      Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.
       
      If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:
      1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card. Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.
      But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:
      - The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.
      - You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.
       
      So what you need to do:
      1. Disassembly your laptop;
      2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
      3. Patch it (In addition to removing the whitelist, add the advanced menu);
      4. Fix RSA signature;
      5. Reflash BIOS;
      6. Replace wireless card;
      7. Remount your laptop;
      8. Done.
       
      Soon, I'll provide step by step in this process. Probably until end of this week.
      In the meantime, if you need to, send me your dump that I do steps 3 and 4 for you.
      I also add the Advanced Menu so you can increase to 128MB the DRAM-prealloc.
       
      To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)
       
       
      After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.9.
      - Download the BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0505.
      - Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.2.
       
       
      Now you can start the instalation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      How install
       
      UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

      UEFI configuration
       
      My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 

      - Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
      - Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED
      - Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes
      - Save & Exit Setup (F10)
       
      - Now, hold the F12
      - In the list, select your flash drive.
       
      The installer will start. 
      
      Format destination disk

      Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

      - Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
      - Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

      Close Disk Utility.
      
      Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
      Follow instructions in screen.

      After install

      After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
      
      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       

      Post installation

      Install bootloader
       
      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to install Clover on internal disk.

      Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.

      Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.

      Now you need to replace the config.plist inside your destination disk EFI parittion with config.plist inside flash card EFI partition.

      The flash drive EFI partition is unmounted. Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 1.
       
      Last step
       
      Copy all Kexts from flash drive to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo cp -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      Updates
       
      System update 10.14.3
       
      - Updated with success;
      - Everything works perfectly after reboot;
       

       
       

       
      And last but not least
       
      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @Shiki and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      SSDT-L440.aml
      VoodooHDA.kext.zip
      AppleHDADisabler.kext.zip
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