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Because his 14R has pretty much the same Intel Emerald Lake board that Vostro has.

 

UPD:

If yours is Intel-only model too please clarify on what files you are suing and what works for you (state your board number too!), perhaps the table in the original post needs to be updated to reflect more models.

Sorry about the late reply, I've been working on some other stuff and haven't had much time to sit down at this system.

 

It's interesting to me, but the InjectIntel problem was fixed by replacing the EDID in the config.plist for Clover with one I found with DarwinDumper. The EDID is as follows:

00ffffffffffff0030e4e9020000000000140104901f11780ab7a59758568f271f505400000001010101010101010101010101010101581b567e50000e302430350035ae10000019de12569a50001a302430350035ae10000019000000fe0039444d4b32803134305748340a0000000000004131940100000001010a2020007f

I'm not sure what you mean by "board number" (or, if you mean motherboard serial, how I'd get that off of OSX), but I'll look for it in BIOS and update this when I grab that.

 

I still get artifacts, although I don't see "fuzzy squares", per se. More, I see lines that go across the screen that appear to be garbage data from what was previously stored in the display/graphics memory/I don't even know where. They "stick" as though they were just some window, and I'll see them scroll with windows, hide behind windows (yet stay there), go over windows, etc. They can be blocks or lines, they flicker with videos/animations/etc, and they can easily go away just by minimizing and restoring a window, or allowing the system to go into the screensaver. I don't know if this is what's classified as graphics artifacts, but this is what I'm seeing and it seems like not many people see this.

 

Also, I've lately had an issue with what I'd assume is the VoodooPS2Controller.kext. The trackpad will occasionally just shut off. I've tried using the disable/enable trackpad hotkey, and the orange light above the trackpad toggles as such, but the trackpad remains frozen. Sometimes it'll "unstuck" after a little while, but usually I have to cold reboot the system.

 

And to be honest, neither of these issues really bug me as anything more than what I dealt with on other systems with more esoteric OSes, but if I can help work to fix these issues in any way whether they're of my fault or just some odd hardware difference, I'll be glad to help.

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The board number can be obtained from Clover (either Options menu or preboot log - will be saved to /EFI/CLOVER/misc if you press F2 in GUI). In the log it appears as follows:

0:100  0:000  Clover revision: 2523  running on Dell System Vostro 3450
0:100  0:000  ... with board 0YW3P2

The EDID issue is to be expected, I didn't think it all the way through. I should exclude hardcoded EDIDs from configs when I next revise the files, because DisplayOVerrides are enough to deal with artifacts. You really need to fine tune your real EDID yourself.. @jkbuha seems to have put up a guide somewhere, but I wasn't lucky enough to stumble upon it. If he points to it here that'd be cool.

 

About touchpad - if the keyboard remains functional then you are probably hitting print screen key by accident, which is tuned to also disable touchpad. See if tapping it brings the thing back to life. 

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That's because the site I had originally uploaded it to (t**ym*c) subsequently re-indexed and lost my content. Luckliy I had a backup of the post stored as a howto on my laptop, so I've repasted it here for anyone who needs it.

 

Note: this is for the 15z (L511z) but the same method applies for all display overrides.

 

 

Hi all

Having had all the freezing & artifact issues with my Dell XPS 15z (8GB RAM, HD3000 ID: 0126, 1920x1080 LVDS) and having tried all the proposed solutions in this forum (DSDT patching, SMCping, memory removal) but without success, I decided to investigate further and found this topic, courtesy of Micky1979: (external to t**ym*c)

It still didn't solve my problem, but got me thinking as to whether there could be an issue with my LVDS EDID configuration. The reason for my suspicion was that with (i) an external monitor connected, or (ii) with the LVDS rotated to 1080x1920, no issues were encountered. So I replaced my XPS 15z EDID configuration with a quasi-identical XPS 15 EDID as follows:

Original XPS 15z (L511z) EDID:

 

00FFFFFFFFFFFF0006AFED3000000000001401049022137802D1159E59539B271E505400000001010101010101010101010101010101B03680E0703808403064310058C11000001A752480E0703808403064310058C11000001A000000FE00303052344D80423135364857330000000000004122960111000002010A20200030

 

 

Replaced XPS 15 (L502x) EDID:
 

00ffffffffffff0006afed17000000000014010490221378022135ad5037aa2411505400000001010101010101010101010101010101783780ae703832403c30aa0058c11000001a783780ae703832403c30aa0058c11000001a000000fe004b5959564b804231353648573100000000000081029b0101000002010a20200001

 

Using the method described by Micky1979 in his post, adapted from insanelymac's CharredPC's method.

Result: absolutely no freezing or artefacts after having hammered the machine for 72 hours continuously. dmesg is clean (no hangup messages) as well.

What I'd like to know is this:

i) Can someone who is EDID friendly point out what the differences are between my original XPS 15z and the XPS 15 EDID?

ii) When (i) is identified, ca this change be applied to non-dell machines, ie any laptops/pcs which are experiencing hangups?

iii) Is the issue due to an incorrect vendor EDID, or an ultra-sensitive HD3000 kext, or a combination?

This should get us to properly understanding the HD3000 issue once and for all.

Thanks
jkbuha

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oh, so it wasn't a guide at all, just an observation.

Basically, your 15z EDID has these standard timings for the panel:

Detailed mode: Clock 140.000 MHz, 344 mm x 193 mm
               1920 1968 2068 2144 hborder 0
               1080 1083 1084 1088 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 93.330 MHz, 344 mm x 193 mm
               1920 1968 2068 2144 hborder 0
               1080 1083 1084 1088 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 

While L502x has these:

Detailed mode: Clock 142.000 MHz, 344 mm x 193 mm
               1920 1980 2028 2094 hborder 0
               1080 1090 1100 1130 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 142.000 MHz, 344 mm x 193 mm
               1920 1980 2028 2094 hborder 0
               1080 1090 1100 1130 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 

And I bet this is not the stock L502x EDID, it has been definitely patched before to fix screen tearing and artifacts.

They are essentially same 1080P panels, just slightly different model numbers (yours is AUO Model 30ed, while L502x has AUO Model 17ed).

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Yes correct - I had posted how to override the existing settings with a functioning one.

 

That said I'm not sure if the L502x was indeed modded at all (afaik no one who had a standard xps15 ever complained about hd3000 issues) - though why the 30ed would be 2MHz slower than the 17ed is anyone's guess...

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The board number can be obtained from Clover (either Options menu or preboot log - will be saved to /EFI/CLOVER/misc if you press F2 in GUI). In the log it appears as follows:

My board ID is 05TM8C.

 

The EDID issue is to be expected, I didn't think it all the way through. I should exclude hardcoded EDIDs from configs when I next revise the files, because DisplayOVerrides are enough to deal with artifacts. You really need to fine tune your real EDID yourself.. @jkbuha seems to have put up a guide somewhere, but I wasn't lucky enough to stumble upon it. If he points to it here that'd be cool.

As far as the EDID goes, I'll have to look into that. Would I be wrong to assume there are programs to help modify one's EDID?

 

About touchpad - if the keyboard remains functional then you are probably hitting print screen key by accident, which is tuned to also disable touchpad. See if tapping it brings the thing back to life.

Ah, that makes sense, thinking back to what would have triggered it. I'll try it out next time it happens (or just try to avoid hitting that key altogether). Thanks!

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Yup, got that model in the notes already (post #5 here), just need to make sure I remove the EDIDs from config and we get you a working EDID to fix the screen glitching. 

So far we have 3 possible screens on these laptops (honestly, I though only two were shipped - a glossy and a matte one):

 

- AUO GP84R  - [6af:183c]  (produced late 2009)

- LGD 9DMK2  - [30e4:2e9] (produced early 2010)

- CMO KJ303   - [daf:1464]  (produced early 2011)

 

 

Your screen is LGD Model 2e9 while older revision 14R have AUO Model 183c, so thats why DisplayOverride do not match... nor does my CMO panel EDID matches.

Checking @Zprood's DisplayOverride I can see same tendency as with 15z -> L502x EDID. Here's your LGD versus AUO screen

LGD:
Detailed mode: Clock 70.000 MHz, 309 mm x 174 mm
               1366 1402 1450 1492 hborder 0
                768  771  776  782 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 48.300 MHz, 309 mm x 174 mm
               1366 1402 1450 1520 hborder 0
                768  771  776  794 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
 
AUO:
Detailed mode: Clock 69.300 MHz, 309 mm x 173 mm
               1366 1404 1426 1436 hborder 0
                768  771  777  803 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 69.300 MHz, 309 mm x 173 mm
               1366 1404 1426 1436 hborder 0
                768  771  777  803 vborder 0
               +hsync -vsync 

I would only assume that if taking L502x EDID and applying it to 15z works it would work same way with different screen brands of 14R.

Try taking DisplayOverride from14R arhive, rename DisplayVendorID-6af to DisplayVendorID-30e4 and rename DisplayProductID-183c to DisplayProductID-2e9, then install the override into System/Displays/Overrides and take a reboot.

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I would only assume that if taking L502x EDID and applying it to 15z works it would work same way with different screen brands of 14R.

Try taking DisplayOverride from14R arhive, rename DisplayVendorID-6af to DisplayVendorID-30e4 and rename DisplayProductID-183c to DisplayProductID-2e9, then install the override into System/Displays/Overrides and take a reboot.

 

Trying that out now and it seems fine so far, but the artifacts sometimes take a while to show up, so I'll probably update this tomorrow with more news.

 

UPDATE: It didn't work, sadly. Made the screen a bit brighter though! Although I'm not sure if that's a result of the override or some other unassociated element.

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@TW, do u have interest in Fusion drive ? i just read something about it and we both have SSD & HDD inside. 

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oh what a pity. i see someone have done it in other forum, the boot time is 15s. so i'm wondering whether it's worth to test.

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Hi!.

thanks for this tutorial , but in my dell vostro 3450 sound, fn function is not working. My board id is 0K8WHD and i was rename 0YW3P2 folder to 0K8WHD but still not working .

can you support me fix this issuer . thanks :D

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tw, in my situation my mainboard model # doesnt read (0FH09V) what i have to do? because Trackpad doesn't work like i expect. can you take a look of my preboot.log to see if everything is ok?

 

preboot.log.zip

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here it is one which edit default value, you can install without modification. What change:

1. enable Fn+F3 to diable trackpad.

2. three fingers assign gesture like: swipe down > mission control(F3), swipe up > show desktop(F5), swipe left and right > back & forward(CMD+[&])

3. Context Key (App windows) > Launchpad

4, double finger click > right mouse click.

 

VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip

 

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thanks Zprood, it works great!

 

 

 

Update: step 1, 2 and 4 work but Launchpad doesnt work.

Edited by Inter95

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.. this plist editing massacre reminds me i have to set up a default dell profile with all the aliases :|

 

 

on a completely unrelated note - i've updated CodecCommander to 2.1.0, though since 10.9.2 is not yet officially out i'm not publishing the compiled kext as behavior may change again.

works for me for the most part now with 2.6.0 AppleHDA from C44 build.

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@tw, i just download it from github, compile it. but failed after wakeup, is any modification needed ?

 

EDIT: 

it works well, here is the working debug log. 

Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: commander initializing
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: board make - DELL
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: board model - 03NKW8
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: commander probing
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: commander version 2.1.0 starting
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: keyboard device attach
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: keyboard device created
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: awake
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: keyboard initializing
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: keyboard starting
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICW stored set command 1470c02
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICB was set, sending verb over the link
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV was set by hardware
Feb  1 11:39:37 localhost kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV cleared, allowing new commands
Feb  1 11:40:57 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: asleep
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: awake
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICW stored set command 1470c02
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICB was set, sending verb over the link
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: PIO operation #1
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV was set by hardware
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV cleared, allowing new commands
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: workloop started
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: scancode 20 in
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: adb keycode 74 out
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: scancode 20 in
Feb  1 11:41:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: hi: adb keycode 74 out
Feb  1 11:41:40 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream active
Feb  1 11:41:40 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: ICW stored get command 14f0c00
Feb  1 11:41:40 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: ICB was set, sending verb over the link
Feb  1 11:41:40 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV cleared, allowing new commands
Feb  1 11:41:40 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: IRR is set, EAPD active
Feb  1 11:41:45 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:41:50 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:41:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:42:05 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:42:35 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream inactive
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: audio stream active
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: ICW stored get command 14f0c00
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: ICB was set, sending verb over the link
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV cleared, allowing new commands
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  r: IRR isn't set, EAPD inactive
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICW stored set command 1470c02
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander:  w: ICB was set, sending verb over the link
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: PIO operation #2
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV was set by hardware
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: rw: IRV cleared, allowing new commands
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: cc: workloop ended after 2 PIOs
Feb  1 11:42:55 vts-Macbook-Pro kernel[0]: CodecCommander: EAPD re-enabled

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Thanks for testing and feedback. The log is exactly what I expected it to happen and what I'm getting here on my laptop.

I shall note that even though we have dealt with the problem of

AppleHDADriver::runPowerManagmentTimerForEngine(bool*)  

starting at wake and disabling the EngineOutput and EAPD we still have the problem of

AppleHDADriver::setAFGPowerForJackDetection(unsigned int, bool, bool)  

that is messing with jack detection, so plugging in headphones and external mic is not really detected until you do a sleep/wake cycle. I shall see if Jack Presence Detection can be overridden and controlled in some shape of form.

 

Edit:

 

yeah.. just as I though.. i've reverted all the changes to AppleHDA kext that I did before and used the kext (well, layout, platform and pinconfig really!) from the original post.. no jack sense problems now. So I must have messed up somewhere in the patching process, never found the mistake and started looking in completely different place.

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yeah, i don't see any logs like:

And new codecommander works well. 

After updating to 10.9.2 build C48 yesterday I'm seeing different behavior in regards to EAPD.

Now it takes only single PIO operation to remain enabled. Sometimes it takes 2 and sometimes 3, so I've disabled the loop timeout if update count is equal to 2 and made it go infinitely... I keep pushing changes to git as I test.

Mind updating to C48 and testing it as well ? You can always remove comment marks from the code if you want it to timeout the loop after 2 PIO operations.

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      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.7 beta 5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Mojave please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Mojave & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart
      list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4)
      sel vol 4
      list part(Select System type partition, for example 2)
      sel part 2
      assign letter=b(This will "mount" your EFI partition)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI)
      2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)
      Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip"-> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By Gorec
      Hi.
      I apologize in advance if I didn't post in the right category and if my title and description aren't specific enough :c
       
      My config in a nutshell:
      CPU: i7 5820k GPU: MSI GTX 1060 3GB RAM: 16 GB MOBO: MSI X99 SLI PLUS I attached RunMe output with all the details of my built.
       
      Some background:
      I have my Hackintosh for about half a year. That time I managed to make it works and fix major issues, but some of them left unresolved since then and I ignored them until now.
      I use my Hackintosh for Adobe projects (PR, AE, PS, IL, AU and a lot more) - most of them connected with video editing of course browsing with Chrome and other small tasks.
       
      Problems:
      Random restarts - this is the biggest one. I'm starting to work on bigger and bigger projects and at this time I think I can't allow this to happen that often. In the past, they happened like once a day or a couple of times a week. However, now it's just frustrating when it happens even 5 or more times a day. I've tried to observe and find out what can be the cause but I haven't managed to find any connections. I thought it happens when Premiere or another app is using GPU, but I haven't seen increased usage when it restarts. I think that it can be connected with GPU, memory or PSU or... meh, anything else. I don't have resources to check if it'll work with other components. There should be some fix for this. I will really appreciate any help with this :c Restart instead of shutdown & sleep doesn't work. I've tried to look through some Google results for this and tried many solutions (as you can see in attached Clover folder), but I think the right one for many of these issues is to make my own DSDT. Glitches, freezes and other things while encoding a video. It happens very often when I try to do this. Maybe it is an issue with GPU or (hopefully) only with GPU drivers which can be fixed with some patch. Today my headphones stopped working. I have a multi-output device configured in the Audio MIDI Setup app which includes my headphones (HyperX Cloud via USB) and Soundflowerbed virtual audio device for capturing system audio. Today while I was trying (like 15 times) to encode a video in Media Encoder in the background and watch video on YouTube I stopped hearing anything from my system. Of course, it restarted a couple of times as always, but even this didn't solve this. If I plug them directly with mini jack (not via USB Soundcard which was in the box and which I always used) in the front IO or the back I only hear some loud noise It takes EX-Fat formatted volumes a few minutes to mount after each restart. I found a workaround to format it with NTFS since I have Tuxera installed and I will reformat these volumes when I will find time for this, but maybe there is some fix for this. GPU is a little bit hot. HW Monitor shows it is only 45-55 degrees, but for my hand is a little bit hot, idk. Also related to GPU - glitch after POST but before entering Clover boot menu. It is a black screen with little white squared glitches for a few seconds. Maybe it indicates the GPU drivers are loading, but maybe it shouldn't be like this. And if I can ask about that - I can't make all applications hide on startup. I, obviously, have "Hide" checkbox checked on every login item in settings, but it doesn't work, none of the apps is hidden in the dock. Is there a way to fix this? Also a small but annoying problem - I can't turn off permanently Mojave update notification (since I tried to install it, and I had to reverse to High Sierra because I had a black screen and I didn't have time for repairing all of them. Tags are not working in Finder - every time I tag a file or folder and make a change in it (for example save a text file) the tag disappears.  
      So, with knowing all of that, is there a way to make a proper DSDT file for my Hackintosh? I tried to look through some guides on how to make it but I think I reached my abilities to understand how Mac OS works and what all of these things are, so I'm asking you guys politely, would someone like to help me? At least with these random restarts? :/
      I really begin to think that I'm a newbie in configuring all of that Clover things - even after what I managed to do with my PC. Help me, pleease... :c
       
      If you have any questions post it below, I will really appreciate any help <3
      Send me MBP-Gorec.home.zip
    • 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?
       
       
    • By fusion71au
      Clover r4914 ISO compiled with GCC and minimal config.plist compatible for use in VMWare Workstation.
       
      Tested with unlocked Workstation 15 running OSX 10.9 -->10.14 guest in Windows X64 host.
       
      Installation
      1. Download and unzip "EFI_Clover_r4914 for VMware.zip". Mount Clover-v2.4k-4914-X64.iso by double clicking on it.
      2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal
      sudo diskutil mount disk0s1   3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition
      4. Shutdown the VM, add bios.bootDelay = "3000" to your VM's vmx file
      5. Reboot your VM, press <F2> to access the VMware Boot Manager and add CLOVERX64.efi to the boot menu.
       
      Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.
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