Opencore is running really really slow on Catalina 10.15.4. So It was running perfectly before I put the ssdt-pnlf for enabling Brightness control. it is running really slow and I verified my config with the sanity checker and its all correct. can someone please help. I am attaching my oc folder.
I have a strange issue with my MacBook air (guess it's software, and I used the premium version of Avast to check any viruses). Some of the keyboard lettering doesn't work. I mean not the keyboard keys but really the letters. For example : when i Push the A on an azerty keyboard it doesn't work. But if I switch to Qwerty it's still the A who doesn't work. The keys working perfectly fine.
If I plug an USB keyboard this one works absolutely fine.
Also, when I click only the alternative click is working. With the trackpad or a bluetooth mouse.
But here is the strangest thing of all :
If I go to accessibility -> keyboard -> and click on enable sticky keys everything works perfectly fine : the click and the keyboard but not for a long time (actually it changes, sometimes it works for hours and some other for minutes)
To be totally exhaustive : When I tried to access my session I needed to type the password. But I needed the "a" which wasn't working (with the USB keyboard and the other). I went to the recovery system. There, the USB keyboard was working fine so I changed the password to use usable characters. But...The password wasn't changed.
So I used a bootable version of Catalina on a USB drive. The problem with the trackpad and the keyboard remained, but the UBS keyboard was working fine. And, this time the password asked to access the contents of the other users...was the one I changed and not the original one.
I erased the integrated drive, and re-installed the OS. But the issue remains.
I guess I need to go deeper in the system but i don't know how.
The MacBook has an other issue for a long time. When I close it, it doesn't go on standby. And now, even after going in standby he wakes up 2 minutes after.
Ebayed the laptop for $290 + tax = $350
added: 16gb RAM + existing 8GB = 24GB Timetec Hynix IC 16GB DDR4 2400MHz PC4-19200 Non ECC Unbuffered 1.2V CL17 2Rx8 Dual Rank 260 Pin SODIMM Laptop Notebook Computer Memory Ram Module Upgrade S Series (16GB)
added: cheap wifi TP-Link USB Wifi Adapter for PC N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop - Nano Size Wifi Dongle Compatible with Windows 10/7/8/8.1/XP/Vista Mac OS 10.9-10.15 Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4.4.3 (TL-WN725N)
added: NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073SB2MXT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gadget Reviews upgraded too, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EquX5PTkQ
I just installed. Everything works fine. I'll test final cut pro, premiere pro with 4k footage and get back with you on performance.
For now moves like a performant Mac book pro.
I installed Catalina first but I could not make the Intel UHD 620 Graphics get proper QE/CI.
Mojave is just fine. I want to use this system for quick video editing on the go.
Geekbench in my signature.
If you need any files or have any questions pls ask.
Simple steps to create macOS Installer for Vmware on Linux or Windows
This guide describes how you can create a Vmware image (vmdk) for installing macOS in Vmware. Most tutorials about this topic require an ISO installer file that was typically created in macOS or you have to download some preinstalled image file from unknown source. None of them are ideal. But if you follow the steps below, you will not need to access macOS and will use official and trusted sources.
First of all download gibMacOS from here and set up https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS
Run the script to download the full macOS installer: on Linux:
Install qemu-img converter
on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu):
install qemu-tools package
on Windows use this installer: https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/
when you run the installer, it is enough to select the "tools" and "dll library".
Convert the downloaded BaseSystem.dmg to Vmware image
run the following commmand in that directory where BaseSystem.dmg was downloaded (somewhere here: gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/publicrelease/061-44387 - 10.15.3 macOS Catalina) on Linux:
qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
c:\"Program Files"\qemu\qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
Use the previously created image to install macOS in Vmware
I assume you have a patched and working Vmware already. If not, find another guide but in nutshell:
- confirm the VT-x is supported on your Intel machine (if you are on AMD you may not able to virtualize macOS or you need to do more work)
- install VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player (free for non-commercial use)
- use an unlocker to patch the Vmware to support macOS guest
currently this works well: https://github.com/BDisp/unlocker/
So when you are here you have a patched Vmware and a Vmware image (recovery.vmdk).
Run Vmware and create a new virtual machine by choosing macOS guest. But add another hard disk as well with selecting to use an existing virtual disk. Browse the recovery.vmdk. You will get a warning about the image is not in the latest format but choose to keep the existing format.
After you installed the macOS, install the vmware tools as well.
Tested on Windows 10 with macOS Catalina 10.15.3 in Vmware 15.5 Player