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Hi all,

After several attempts and tests I've got flawlessly working Dell Precision 670 workstation under Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

 

I used Nawcomm ModCD 0.3.2, Nawcomm's legacy kernel 10.6.8, ##### SL 3.10.1 with my own generated DSDT (without patches). Everything works fine except NIC.

 

I could not bring to life onboard NIC so I started to test various PCI NIC cards. After some research I decided to buy refurbished PCI-X Intel PRO/1000MT DUAL (Intel 82546EB chip). I assumed the card will work because I found it was sold by Mac accesory producers: Sonnet (Presto Dual Gigabit NIC) and SmallTree. Therefore I think I'm very close to get it to work.

 

Remark 1: Precision 670 mobo has following PCI ports:

1x PCIe 16X (graphics),

1x PCIe 8x (works as 4x)

1x PCI (32 bit)

3x PCI-X (64 bit)

 

Short PCI slot is reserved for my Audigy soundcard (btw working great with kx driver) and PCIe is reserved for the Revodrive 3 which I'm going to buy in near future. So, available slots for NIC are PCI-X slots.

 

Remark 2: I also buy refurbished Realtek 8169 PCI-X card, which works OOB in Snow, but - and this is somewhat funny - I could not find working Windows 7 driver and my 670 has to be dual OS'ed. I also noticed poor network performance using this card.

 

OK, let's back to Intel NIC. Card is properly recognised by OSX:

 

nic_sys.png

Now:

  1. I've modified AppleIntel8254XEthernet (in IONetworkingFamily) setting valid device ID: 0x10108086 (default was 0x10008086).
     
  2. Plugin ethernet cable causes kernel panic, when configuration in Network system preferences either is set to DHCP or manually:

kp.jpg

 

 

And, of course I found the SmallTree drivers which someone in this forum reported working, but I could not manage it to work, trying 3.2.22 and newest 3.4.24 version. SmallTree kext is installed but it is not loaded on startup.

 

So, dear community, I appreciate any help or hints to work this s..t out ;]

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I've been on this one for ages on my Precision 670 too. Nothing worked.

My built-in Intel Pro/1000MT PCI dev id differs from that of your add-on model: mine is reported with device id 0x1026. It's the single-port built-in version on the workstation (chip 82545ep according to PCI Database site). It gets detected properly by AppleIntel8254XEthernet plugin of IONetworkingFamily kext and will display proper MAC address but keeps reporting that it's not connected, no matter what.

I don't believe you require to patch your AppleIntel8254XEthernet kext plist: your card device id should be covered by the built-in wildcard mask: 0x10008086&0x0000ffff. I would change that back.

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Well, I also spent hours (days) on this with no success so nothing's left but give up. Intel PRO/1000 is reported to work with 10.5 here, so this might be OS version related issue.

 

I'm very curious whether SmallTree PCIX NIC will work on SL but this card is no longer available and buying it used is almost impossible. If I find it someday, I'll report results here.

 

Now, I just have bought Netgear GA311 which is reported as working in HCL 10.6.8.

 

Many thanks for your support!

 

Cheers

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Hi, yes, I know this SF project and I used this kext trying to get to work onboard NIC. I have install it now to S/L/E. There is progress - no KP, but Network in System Preferences shows it's cable is unplugged.

You are still waking my hopes hahaha ;]

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Well, finally got it!!! Success at long last!!! Better late than never I hear you say...

 

The attached old AppleIntel8254XEthernet v1.1.2 (from Tiger 10.4?) brings life to my Precision 670's built-in Intel Pro 1000/MT under Snow Leopard. Note that it only supports PPC & Intel i386 mode, i.e. it's 32bit-only, not 64bit.

AppleIntel8254XEthernet.kext.zip 

03:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1026] (rev 04)

I verified this under SL 10.6.8 (browsed another Hack attached to the Ethernet, transferred some files both ways, etc.). Ethernet interfaces were configured in automatic mode (i.e. autonegotiation) on each side and settled at 100Mb/full-duplex (as expected since laptop connected to Precision 670 had 10/100Mb Ethernet interface). Doing various files transfers gave me about 60-80Mbps throughput, which I found excellent on a 100Mb/FD connection. This older kext v1.1.2 should therefore be used instead of v2.1.3b1 which is provided as Plugin of IONetworkingFamily kext in /S/L/E.

 

In the case of my particular myHack SL installation, I simply placed the older kext in /E/E, then ran myfix (quick) to supersede the vanilla kext whilst leaving /S/L/E unmodified.

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Well, my hopes raised up to the skies but apparently unnecessarily...

 

After install system info shows it "does not contain any ethernet devices"

 

I even replaced AppleIntel8254XEthernet to 1.1.2 version in the IONetworkingFamily kext in /S/L/E.

 

I generated my DSDT with onboard NIC turned off - do you think it matters?

I've also noticed you're using different kernel and install method. Mine is 10.6.8 Legacy kernel and the Nawcom ModCD (please refer to this topic).

 

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I'm not sure the DSDT bears any relevance in your case (kernel will not for sure), but use IORegistryExplorer to see if you have an "Ethernet" entry under PCI5 within PCI3. I assume you have re-enabled the NIC in BIOS Setup… If not, you know what to do. You can also boot with Chameleon option DSDT=No to bypass your DSDT.

 

You say you replaced the AppleIntel8254XEthernet next in the PlugIns folder of /S/L/E/IONetworkingFamily; however, did you repair permissions and rebuild kextcache afterwards? If not, your changes are ineffective until these steps are done.

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I do have "Ethernet" entry under PCI3@0,2 (albeit I can't see any PCI5 there) and of course NIC is enabled in the BIOS :)

 

All permissions and kextcaches are rebuilt after every modification.

When I install 1.1.2 kext to /E/E (I use Kext Wizard app) System Profile shows Ethernet Card still uses version 2.1.3b1...

 

I also installed it to /S/L/E using Kext Wizard and still the same: NIC is present with 2.1.3b1 kext and cable unplugged

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That won't work: OS X will always use the kext with higher version in the presence of multiple kexts of a same name. You need to remove the original kext to use the old one. This is where myHack comes really handy as it bumps version of kexts placed in /E/E to 1111 so that they supersede any vanilla kext in /S/L/E.

Delete the original kext and replace it with older version and you should be sorted.

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Well i did it but obviously it does not want to work :)

I'll try to install fresh copy of the system using your DSDT. We'll see!

 

Thank you for your help and have a great 2014!

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Was the older kext loaded? Was the card reported in System Report->Ethernet with that kext or the older kext reported loaded in SystemReport->Extensions? Remember: it's an old kext and only works in PPC and Intel i386 (32bit) modes. It won't load in 64bit mode.

 

You don't need to re-install to use my DSDT, you can simply copy it to your / or /Extra folder under a different name and call it through Chameleon boot option DSDT=<path>/<filename> (eg: DSDT=/Extra/dsdt2.aml). In fact you should also try with no DSDT at all (Chameleon boot option: DSDT=No).

 

Bear in mind that we have different hardware (CPU and NIC to name at least those two), so my DSDT might not work/work well on your own workstation...

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Hi,
forgive me long time lack of response but I had really hard time last monts and had to break my hackintosh developement...

 

I can confirm the kext you shared works on my Dell 670 but only in 32bit mode. Anyway I can't use this due to my 64bit architecture.

 

I wish I had skills to mod it to 64bit... Maybe someone has?

 

Cheers!

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      sudo cp -r ./Post-Install/LE-Kexts/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.bak 2> /dev/null sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.bak 2> /dev/null sudo ./AD-Kexts/VoodooPS2Daemon/_install.command Now you'll have to replace the config.plist. Because you'll install modified kexts you'll HAVE TO replace the config.plist in your installation. Otherwise your PC will not boot anymore.
      diskutil mount EFI replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with git/Post-Install/CLOVER/config.plist. Again: if your PC has a Core i5 processor, search the config.plist for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.

      OPTIONAL (in case you've audio problems):
      AppleHDA has some problems after Wake-Up. You'll have to plug in a headphone to get your speakers working again. You can use VoodooHDA instead, which breaks the headphone jack most of the time, but makes the rest much more stable.
      sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/CodecCommander.kext sudo rm /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-ALC298.aml then remove from your config.plist from the key "KextsToPatch" the elements "AppleHDA#1" to "AppleHDA#7". Install the package: git/Post-Install/AD-Kexts/VoodooHDA-2.8.8.pkg
      i also suggest moving some of the kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 to /Library/Extensions. It's just more stable.
      Finalize the kext-copy by recreating the kernel cache:
      sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache sudo rm -rf /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / sometimes you'll have to redo the last command if your system shows "Lock acquired".
      OSX 10.12.2 removed the posibility to load unsigned code. You can enable this by entering
      sudo spctl --master-disable If you're using the 4K monitor, you'll have to copy the UHD enabling kexts to your clover directory:
      sudo cp ./Post-Install/AD-Kexts/UHD-Kexts/* /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13/ To enable GPU acceleration: Edit your clover config file again and remove the following block from it:
       
      To prevent getting in hibernation (which can and will corrupt your data), just set the default sleep mode to "suspend to ram" (sleep) instead of "suspend to disk" (hibernation)
      sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 To get HDMI Audio working:
      Search for your Boarrd-ID in the config.plist and open /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist with a texteditor. Search for your board-id in there and change the value of it from "Config2" to "none"
       
      OPTIONAL (alternative power management):
      the whole power management is done by intels speed step technology (HWP), which is enabled in the clover config. If you want to let OSX manage the power management, you'll have to do these steps:
      sudo cp ./Post-Install/CLOVER/ACPI/optional/SSDT.aml /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ then open the config.plist (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and change <key>HWPEnable</key><true/> to <key>HWPEnable</key><false/>.
       
      Step 5: iServices (AppStore, iMessages etc.)
       
      WARNING! DONT USE YOUR MAIN APPLE ACCOUNT FOR TESTING! It's pretty common that apple BANS your apple-id from iMessage and other services if you've logged in on not well configured hackintoshs!
      If you want to use the iServices, you'll have to do some advanced steps, which are not completly explained in this tutorial. First you need to switch the faked network device already created by step 4 to be on en0. Goto your network settings and remove every network interface.
      sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist Reboot, go back in the network configuration and add the network interfaces (LAN) before Wifi.

      You also need to modify your SMBIOS in the config.plist of Clover in your EFI partition with valid informations about your "fake" mac. There are multiple tutorials which explain how to do it like "http://www.fitzweekly.com/2016/02/hackintosh-imessage-tutorial.html".

      It's possible you have to call the apple hotline to get your fake serial whitelisted by telling a good story why apple forgot to add your serial number in their system. (aka: dont do it if you dont own a real mac). I personally suggest using real data from an old (broken) macbook.


      Step 6: Upgrading to macOS 10.13.2 or higher / installing security updates
      Each upgrade will possibly break your system!
      (Update: after the latest updates in this tutorial the system should be update-proof.) 
       
      Step 7: Fixes / Enhancements / Alternative Solutions / Bugs
      See: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/Tutorial_10.13_Step7.md
       
      Afterword and fixes
      as i said before: this is not a tutorial for absolute beginners, albeit it's much easier then most other tutorials, because most is preconfigured in the supplied config.plist. Some Dells have components included, which are not supported by these preconfigured files. Then i can only suggest using Gymnaes tutorial which explains most of the DSDT patching, config.plist editing and kexts used in detail and use the supplied files here as templates.
      Warning: Some people have reported multiple data losses on this machine. I suggest using time-machine whenever possible! If your device is detected as "Model Name: Apple Device", see: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319764-guide-dell-xps-15-9550-sierra-10122-quick-installation/page-13?do=findComment&comment=2362337 If you want to save the settings of the display brightness: downgrade to clover 3899, in the never versions the nvram restore is broken. USBInjectAll is not intended for permanent use. You should check which USB are really required to be injected and modify your DSDT/SSDT. 4K Touchscreen only: Multitouch can be achieved with the driver from touch-base.com, but it's not open source - costs > 100 $ Not a bug: if you REALLY want to use the 4K Display natively and disable the Retina Mode (max 1920x1080), see: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/macbook-pro-retina-display-faq/macbook-pro-retina-display-hack-to-run-native-resolution.html Tutorial Updates
      27. March 2017: UHD Kexts added, replaces perl command 23. March 2017: 4k sector tutorial against NVMe corruption added   7. March 2017: Suggestion to disable the SD Card Reader for reduced power consumption 4. February 2017: Dell SMBIOS Truncation workaround added 23. January 2017: Hynix SSD fix added 31. December 2016: USB-C Hotplug Fix and USB InjectAll Removed 28. December 2016: NVMe SSDT Spoof precreated, FakeID already preset in installation config.plist. VoodooHDA added as alternative to SSDT-ALC298 patch as well as color coding in tutorial 22. December 2016: FakeSMBios added Accessories Appendix:
      The official Dell adaptor DA200 (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=at&l=de&s=dhs&cs=atdhs1&sku=470-abry) works completly on Sierra 10.2.2. You can use the Network, USB, HDMI and VGA. Everything is Hot-Pluggable a cheap 3rd party noname USB-C -> VGA adaptor didnt work you can charge the Dell with a generic USB-C Power Adaptor, but USB-C has only a maximum power of 100W, so it's either charging OR usage, not both. Dont forget you need a special USB-C cable (Power Delivery 3.0) for charging.
    • By doixanh
      This follows my previous guide for macOS Sierra.
       
      0. What works and does not
      Works
      - CPU power management
      - QE/CI on Integrated Intel HD 4000
      - Keyboard/Trackpad
      - HDMI and LVDS output
      - Audio: Headphone, speaker, HDMI (?).
      - Ethernet
      - Camera
      - Battery info
      - Bluetooth
      - USB
       
      Does NOT work
      - Internal Wifi. Workaround: USB wifi or replace your internal wifi with a supported mPCI-e card.
      - Sleep: does not work with an USB wifi. Workaround: Replace your internal wifi with a supported card.
      - VGA out. Workaround: Use an « active » HDMI to VGA adapter. I use this way to connecting my laptop to projectors.
      - Discrete AMD GPU
      - Card reader. Workaround: Use an external USB card reader.
       
       
      1. Specs
      My Dell Inspiron 15R SE still has the following specs (I haven't upgraded it since Yosemite) :
      - Intel Core i7 3632QM with Intel HD Graphic 4000
      - 8GB + 4GB RAM (12GB total)
      - 128GB Samsung EVO SSD + 1TB HDD
      - AMD Radeon 7730M, won't be used by any Hackintosh build
      - Full HD 15.4" screen
       
      2. Requirements
      - A Dell 7520, of course
      - An USB Stick, minimum 16GB. Any 16GB should work.
      - A pair of USB Mouse / Keyboard during the installation and fixes (you can use your built in keyboard and touchpad later)
      - An existing Hackintosh (or a real Mac, if you have any )
      - Downloaded «Install macOS Mojave Beta» from App Store.
      - A GPT-partitioned hard drive
      - A 20GB (minimum) partition as the target.
      - Dosdude1's macOS Mojave Patcher
       
      3. Create USB Install. For full guide please see here
      - Boot your existing Hackintosh or real Mac.
      - First you need to be sure that you have downloaded the app «Install macOS Mojave» from App Store
      - Use Disk Utilities to partition your USB stick with 1 partition in GPT mode, and choose «OS X Extended (Journaled)» as partition type. Note: don't use any space in label of your disk.
      - Run Dosdude1's macOS Mojave Patcher, select the installer app, select usb disk as target.
      - Be patient. It's quite slow.
      - Download and install Clover Bootloader v4658 to the usb disk, note to install using EFI boot only
      - Copy attached config.plist to /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/
      - Copy attached kexts to /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/Other/
      - Download NullCPUPowerManagement.kext and put it in /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/Other/
      - Reboot after finishing creating your USB for installation.
       
      4. Install
      - During boot, press F12 to have boot list. Choose your USB to start. Set ig-platform-id to 0x01660004 to boot the installation.
      - It should boot directly to the installation UI
      - Select Utilities and Disk Utility.
      - Format your target partition as OS X Extended (Journaled). APFS can be used but it's your own risks
      - Exit Disk utility.
      - Begin the install procedure - it should be there already. Choose your newly formatted partition. Follow the instruction. Wait for a while (in my case I waited around 10 minutes).
      - It will restart your computer as soon as it finishes the file copy.
      - You still need to boot from USB. Hit F12 during boot to show boot list. Choose your USB to start. Set ig-platform-id to 0x01660004, select your installed partition and press Enter.
      - You will be able to see user creation. Follow the instructions on screen. When you get to your desktop, rebuild kernel cache:
      sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -u / - Reboot, you should be able to use both LVDS and HDMI outputs (with default ig-platform-id 01660003) with proper kext and config.plist attached.
       
       
      Welcome to macOS Mojave!

       
      5. Device fixes
      Most of the fixes are included in the attached kext zip.
      5.1. CPU Power Management
      Works fine with macOS Mojave (official version) as long as you use ssdtPRGen.sh as instructed here. Don't forget to delete NullCPUPowerManagement.kext afterward.
      5.2. Wifi
      The integrated wifi doesn't work. At all. I used an external wifi dongle TP Link WN725N (v2) for Internet access. After that I replaced the internal wifi with a Atheros AR5B29 and it works natively
      If you use this AR5B29, copy the attached AirPortAtheros40.kext into /System/Library/Extensions
      config.plist.zip
      kexts.zip
      AirPortAtheros40.kext.zip
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