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Yeah either that or maybe try throwing the files into the 10.10, 10.11, and the other folder,  maybe it just isnt picking up that the newest osx update is 10.11.  I couldn't bother with the hassle any more, because it would only sometimes work, so I placed it in S/L/E

 

if you are going off of patel4prez yosemite guide, all of his files carried over nicely to El Capitan.  Pretty much what I did was I had his old version, made an El Capitan usb boot disk, installed el capitan over yosemite, then installed clover onto the main drive with the settings from this guide - turned off the fix shutdown setting (We need to add a different one for e6410, which dudu does in his DSDT), fixed the AppleHDA address, added the files from this guide, patched the dsdt from patel4prez with the USB fix and it worked.

 

Although, on my one e6410, I had to completely delete the s/l/e folder, and include it with the vanilla version of el capitan.  With this version I had to use the NVidia drivers that I posted above to get video working

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Yeah either that or maybe try throwing the files into the 10.10, 10.11, and the other folder,  maybe it just isnt picking up that the newest osx update is 10.11.  I couldn't bother with the hassle any more, because it would only sometimes work, so I placed it in S/L/E

 

if you are going off of patel4prez yosemite guide, all of his files carried over nicely to El Capitan.  Pretty much what I did was I had his old version, made an El Capitan usb boot disk, installed el capitan over yosemite, then installed clover onto the main drive with the settings from this guide - turned off the fix shutdown setting (We need to add a different one for e6410, which dudu does in his DSDT), fixed the AppleHDA address, added the files from this guide, patched the dsdt from patel4prez with the USB fix and it worked.

 

Although, on my one e6410, I had to completely delete the s/l/e folder, and include it with the vanilla version of el capitan.  With this version I had to use the NVidia drivers that I posted above to get video working

 

I used patel'z thread too as most of my research has been shared there anyway :(...

 

Havent yet given up but it seems im heading in that direction

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what is the mentionned usb fix ?

can someone add it there ?

 

@yves31: make sure to enable nvidia graphic card in Bios !

it will not work wit intel GMA !

 

@plutodelic: haven't tested your config for dock station, but i will ...

even if it may not work, it will be a great start to make it works

(but it will work with your patch, for sure).

 

@knight of dragon: i don't really understand all your used config.

i have no lag, but i should test the video driver and look around graphic perf, powermanagement, openGL...

surely a usefull information.

 

@Hervé: thanks for the tips !

i'll look at it, but i'm very busy till next summer.

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I have no choice but to give up, i just cant troubleshoot the reason of the fails, they're way to many.

 

OP's files dont work, nothing makes it past the geforce sensors loading, even if i remove DSDT. I even used a guide for Mavericks/Yosemite files with updated clover and kexts, no luck either.

 

Knight 0f Dragon was kind enough to share his setup files with me. While im having a bit of progress with his files, it still very annoyingly not working and i hate the fact that the issue seems so unclear to me.

 

 

Normal/Verbose boot goes quite far, mounting my two internal disks, one with Windows one with Yosemite.Sometimes it boots to the apple logo (but no progress bar changes) and sometimes after a few minutes, it will shutdown (not restart). Strangely, Safe Mode fails way earlier then normal boot.

And with Knight 0f Dragon's files UEFI booting restarts right after detecting all CPU cores, while Legacy booting results in all the above findings.

 

How come there is such a difference how things are dealt with from UEFI to Legacy booting?

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I can't even get UEFI working on my SSD,  I had to do legacy only.  IIRC. I saw a guide getting UEFI working correctly on SSD, but I never bothered with it.  Are you able to create a USB version?  I am pretty sure I was able to get into El Capitan with just the initial install and Clover, no extra kexts, but I lost the ability to use the USB (This is where the DSDT comes in to play).  Later on tonight I will try and recreate this process, and let you know the bare minimum needed to get into El Capitan.  You will then have to just work piece by piece till you figure out where you went wrong.

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Weirdly, and this has to do with my limited knowledge, booting with injected kexts, i never noticed it is actually a choice (kinda saw "without"...), thinking that normal boot injects clover's kext folders.

 

Well, it booted to the installer, installed fine, booted on the disk fine with a few drawbacks (wifi, etc), so i thought i'd give power management and sleeping a try. While i put it on sleep, the computer wouldnt turn silent and sleep, so i pushed the power button, only to find out i forced OS X in to hibernating.

Now any sort of booting results in to a CPU halt (it says kext loading disabled??) and shuts down.

 

I can clearly say, Mountain Lion started to be so easy to deal with compared to its previous releases, then came Mavericks which i think was the most Hackintosh friendly system. Yosemite had a few bumps but it was easy to, but with El Capitan, i think Apple has accepted the challenge and wants to annoy us to death.

 

 

Regarding UEFI boot, there is one problem. This device is made to use the windows UEFI standard, no the EFI regulations from GPT. I installed Win10 with UEFI, and i noticed that it created the EFI partition as the 2nd partition, basically a stupid layout, but the UEFI seems to detect clover there (manual entry), and it boots the OS X from my 2nd drive (exchanged Optical with HDD Caddy). My point is, i dont think it is SSD related, more like our UEFI implementation adapted to Microsoft rather then standards. Weridly, it will see the standard EFI partition in USBs though.

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You need to reboot without hiberation to get it back on (Should be a setting in Clover),  In regards to booting with injected kexts,  that choice changes depending on your config, if you tell it to inject by default, it will give you the without option, and vice versa.  I was never able to get hibernation to work, so I just disabled it all together: sudo pmset hibernatemode 0. I also disabled my Mac from going to sleep since that freezes the system,  I did not think the change from Yosemite to El Capitan was a lot of trouble, but then again I used to have Chameleon on mine, not Clover.  I am liking the fact I can use my iMessage again though  I have missed that for the past 2 years haha.

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Well, i have made it up to a point, and was able to troubleshoot a few things.

 

I made a Clover v3364 (will update to v3411 shortly) with El Capitan 10.11.4 bootable USB (both as Legacy and UEFI). Strangely, only booting with injected kext's results in to boot, i have no idea how i switched the feature off to do it automatically.

I have used Knight 0f Dragon's file he privately shared with me, mainly due to similarity in our e6410 as we both have an i5 and his DSDT.

 

ATM, booting still from USB Clover to EC on Disk. most of the things work, except Audio and WiFi

 

Graphics wise, i have to share a few tricks i learned from Mountain Lion days, the Fn + F8 combo.

  • DisplayPort works and it can extend or mirror both displays (no audio though).
  • VGA works, but it wont just detect it. However, if you press Fn + F8 during boot or Clover to switch the Video Output, it will work on VGA.
  • Same thing with VGA on Docking Station, Fn + F8 will switch to VGA.
  • Fn + F8's only drawback is that it either uses the built-in or the external output, it's kinda a SWITCH.
  • EDIT: Fn + F8 is devastating if done while on OS X, it freezes the system instantaneously, even if you intend to switch back.

 

Again, UEFI USB boot results in a rapid restart, it barely covers a page of output, but it does enter Darwin as the output is OS X related.

Legacy USB boot works, and even the graphical interface has a better resolution, and mouse works, never knew Clover supported mice.

 

Of course, i have Sleeping issues and just disabled Hibernation (thanks Knight 0f Dragon and Hervé), not sure if this is "Power Management" related, but sleeping is not a priority but i would love to have it.

 

Anyway, here are my files:

 

The tables have turned and im not giving up easy :).

 

EDIT: just noticed the thread is under Netbooks? how come?

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Audio only works with Voodoo HDA,  I think dudu may have left the voodoo kext in,  but I could not find a patch for our audio board.  As for wifi, what chipset are you using?  The default one provided in e6410 will not work.

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Audio only works with Voodoo HDA,  I think dudu may have left the voodoo kext in,  but I could not find a patch for our audio board.  As for wifi, what chipset are you using?  The default one provided in e6410 will not work.

 

I had ML, Mavericks and Yosemite working well under it, but i think i was forced to use MacBookAir5.2 SMBIOS in order for it to work...

 

btw, i really cant seem to make Clover read the whole config.plist of yours (and mine :P), i changed the inject kexts to yes and still nothing, in fact, i noticed that Clover wont read anything related to config.plist, i tried to manually enter the options to see the cpu stuff and noticed P and C states are not ticked, where as they are in my config.plist. wondering if that's the reason why they release a new revision so fast, we had like 5 of them in two months...

 

PS, @dudu, while using the DOCK, if i dont touch anything while booting (not pressing Fn + F8), the built-in and the VGA both turn off, however, the system works without a problem as i could SSH on my small server inside. Pressing Fn + F8 during boot will make only the VGA usable, leaving the built-in display useless.

 

EDIT: just noticed that Clover Configurator does not see anything from the file as well...all the fields are blank when i open it.

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grab my Yosemite config.plist i shared a page behind, i did some random stuff from the Clover Wiki guide, and had VGA work as an extensions. However, the system needs to boot with the stuff, i.e, if you boot completely, and put you laptop on the dock after, it wont work. this could be DSDT related, but again, that is something i have no knowledge about.

 

PS, i havent yet installed Clover on my setup disk, but im booting the disk from the USB i installed with. Is there any reason why OS X sees the root disk as ejectable?

 

Here's the screenshot, it doesnt seem to treat its own disk compared how it treats the Windows disk. wth?

 

EDIT: i noticed that SIP is on in my machine, so that definitely means the config.plist is not being read?...cause it does have the rt scripts against it.

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About the display port from dock not working of you haven't boot with the computer docked:

- the system don't reload the output, closing opening the laptop screen may do the trick.

- the framebuffer have not the correct number of port and/or the patch is not applied.

 

About the disk icon, see patch in my config.

This is a well know issue.

 

About SIP.

That's normal. The patch in clover don't change the statut of crsutil but your SIP is patched.

Then, if you use xtrafinder, the app will open a warning about SIP, but it will work because of the patch.

You can disable SIP from recovery boot.

About the display port from dock not working of you haven't boot with the computer docked:

- the system don't reload the output, closing opening the laptop screen may do the trick.

- the framebuffer have not the correct number of port and/or the patch is not applied.

 

About the disk icon, see patch in my config.

This is a well know issue.

 

About SIP.

That's normal. The patch in clover don't change the statut of crsutil but your SIP is patched.

Then, if you use xtrafinder, the app will open a warning about SIP, but it will work because of the patch.

You can disable SIP from recovery boot.

 

Cheers

About the display port from dock not working of you haven't boot with the computer docked:

- the system don't reload the output, closing opening the laptop screen may do the trick.

- the framebuffer have not the correct number of port and/or the patch is not applied.

 

About the disk icon, see patch in my config.

This is a well know issue.

 

About SIP.

That's normal. The patch in clover don't change the statut of crsutil but your SIP is patched.

Then, if you use xtrafinder, the app will open a warning about SIP, but it will work because of the patch.

You can disable SIP from recovery boot.

 

Cheers

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Very weird. my P and C states are checked on my config

 

I have a dock also,  when I get around to it I can post some results I am getting with it

 

The FIXES under DSDT was not closed, i think that's why it resulted in no reckoning whatsoever...

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I have managed to get a UEFI boot successful and just did a fresh install with it. removing EmuVariable efi driver and adding slide=0 as a boot argument did it.
 
EDIT: Nice, VGA works, both from Dock and VGA output, and this time it actually extends...
 
Screenshot
 
A few things i noticed different in UEFI install and environment, during install, it detected my UK PC keyboard, and the touchpad is detected as a mouse, not as a touchpad. Also, as before, Wifi and sound are not working (they are compatible, and wifi is being shown at the USB section in System Report).
 
Unfortunately, i dont understand anything related to DSDT but i hope to learn finally and give my machine a proper one, i just read about generating one with Clover, will go further on that...
 
PS, i got Dual screen through VGA working from my previous Yosemite config.plist, but i did merge all the changes i saw on Dudu's and Knight 0f Dragon's config's. I will share a package soon for the sake of troubleshooting, UEFI definitely deserves some attention.
 
EDIT2: This is the clover i set up post-installation with the installer, i am not sharing to cause any inconsistency, just to further the project and the life of this little machine. While i had problems doing just this previously, this time it worked like a charm, the UEFI only installation worked just fine, and all you have to do in bios is add "
 \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi" as a UEFI entry, and select the disk Clover is at.

EFI.zip

 

Again, to summarise:

  • No Audio - I didnt use the VoodooHDA method, would prefer the native one.
  • No WiFi - Might change the SMBIOS model here as i remember my WiFi works out of the box if i switch to MacBookAir5,1 or MacBookAir5,2
  • Internal Driver shown as External - in fact, it's the drive it loads itself from. I tried the AHCI patch i found on the net, but it screwed Clover up. Might also be that i've installed OS X/Clover on my 2nd drive, in the Caddy (HDD Module for the Optical Slot)
  • No Sleep

 

Obviously i have DSDT issues as i am using Knight 0F Dragon's DSDT, and we might have different hardware, not sure how much that differs.

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Dell e6410 Configuration:

 

Manufacture Date 9/2/2010

Bios: A16

Memory: 8GB Dual InterLeave DDR3 SDRam (4GB per stick)

Processor Type: Intel® Core i7CPU M640 @2.80GHz,  (used to have an i5 @ 2.40GHz)

Video: NVidia NVS 3100M, Vieo Bios 70.18.53.00.4 512MB 14" Wide XGA+ Native Resolution 1440x900

Audio Controller: IDT92HD81

Wifi Device:Broadcom Wireless (Used to have Intel Centrino, these are not compatable as far as I know)

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That's it i guess, no wonder your DSDT does not differ from Dudu's, i mean related to why my machine worked, i thought a wrong DSDT can result very awkwardly, but here i stand...

 

DSDT is just too alien to me, i just dont understand anything i do with it, of IF i do anything at all. I've went through a lot of guides and still fail to understand it.

 

Btw, my machine has a i5-520M CPU, and i have no idea what the Audio Controller is, DPCI Manager says it's a "0x80863B56, 0x1028040A, 0x111D76D5, 0x0104, IDT 92HD81B1C" , not even the AppleHDA Patcher helped to get it on.

 

Wifi i managed to enable through SMBIOS change to MacBookAir5,2, works natively, got the broadcom variant.

 

And the AHCI Patch does not work, my OS X drive is still recognised as a Yellow Icon (external drive).

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Yellow Icon is confirmed from caddy, i use the Optical interface to use a 2nd HDD. I physically switched the disks and OS X now is internal, although it sees Windows as external.

 

DSDT, i did a generation with Clover, patched it with Dudu's instructions and even a file from Olarila, but no noticeable changes and especially no Audio change.

 

Audio, i gave up and went for VoodooHDA.

 

I cut down Clover a bit, removing 32bit stuff, and also updated all the KEXT's to the latest versions, and it seems updating VoodooPS2Controller was a bad idea as the touchpad doesnt work anymore.

 

I dont think i am more capable of adding anymore as my limit has been reached on this one.

 

An once again, no Sleep.

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MacBookAir5,2 is a wrong profile for an Arrandale platform, you should use MBP6,1/MBP6,2. I understand you use it to get your wireless card working (due to Apple whitelisting) but you should patch your BCM4360 kext instead. The right SMBIOS profile is essential to obtain good native CPU speedstep on C2D/Arrandale platforms (alongside bootloader activation of P-States + C-States). I can provide you with the patched kext if you want or follow the instructions detailed here. What wireless card do you have?

 

Regarding audio, you got it all in DCPIManager: IDT 92HD81B1C audio controller with 76D5 codec. That's what you need to look for (codec 76D5) in terms of AppleHDA patches. Or follow the various documented process to create your own patch (for instance here). This being said, details of the Clover on-the-fly AppleHDA patch + dummy IDT AppleHDA kext are provided in post #1, so no reason why it would not work for you...

 

please remember me, at least for that fact that you can always throw a guide rather then send ready files to me :P, i really do love learning.

 

SMBIOS profile to me has been a research point i still didnt start with. it is common sense that the Air's most probably have lower threshold levels of performance, avoiding overheating, where as the pro's are designed to withstand...PC Laptop are more like the MacBook Pro's then the Air's in general. It was about time i found out how to deal with this. And yea, i have a Broadcom 4330, but i may be wrong as i am not currently on the machine and cant remember the proper model.

 

Regarding audio, all the patchers i have tried dont seem to know anything regarding 76D5, hence why i gave up. But another guide is always a good point to start with.

 

Thanks a lot Herve, you are a reference point around here :).

 

PS, regarding the Apple GPM, any values we could use for our GPU, it seems interesting and worth using, no matter what driver i use, i still notice lag time to time.

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I used Clover's patch-on-the-fly feature to patch the smbios change for the Wifi and it worked like a charm :)

 

The Audio and AGPM is too much for me to handle im afraid...

 

again thanks a lot Herve

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Is DSDT read, or extracted, differently if done from UEFI?

 

The touchpad is behaving very strange with UEFI, it's recognised as a mouse and it lacks a lot of the basic features, no two finger scroll, not even the side bar scrolls, and i cant even hold+drag with, cant drag files from place to place and cant even drag a window slider. Updating VoodooPS2Controller results in no touchpad at all :(...

 

any ideas?

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If i use the first option, should i get rid of VoodooPS2 kexts?

 

I just noticed the 2nd kext you shared is v1.8.9, the one Dudu packed is v1.8.8, and 1.8.21 is the latest which doesnt seem to work. Why do we have such a weird inconsistency? I stumbled on this while trying to update the kexts, thinking it's better...i hate saying "if it works, dont fix it" :P

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the first solution acted a bit weird, the trackbutton in the middle of the keyboard reacted time to time, and the touchpad didnt at all. keyboard worked fine.

 

second solution is working like a charm, even with two finger scroll, not as a mouse anymore. Injected in clover and also installed the latest daemon from the latest rehabman package, not sure if that made any difference but i am quite a happy camper at the moment :).

 

Thanks again Herve.

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I've reinitiated the DSDT fiasco and really want to get through.

 

Initially, i instantly used Clovers F4 feature to extract all the stuff, used all the updated RehabMan tools together with MaciASL (patched the app to with the new iasl)

 

i used two resources to patch my DSDT, the one from dudu, and a file from Olarila, and i stumbled on a lot of errors when saving. First, i thought it might be of due to too much patches, or conflicting ones, so i thought i'd save the files without patching anything, and the issues are there...

 

Clover, as i logically knows, extracts the pure stuff, nothing in between, no dsdt drops since it does everything before even going for a boot...could it be that Clover copies the DSDT i already use? i highly doubt that however.

 

ps, if you think this deserves a stand alone thread please let me know.

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          .:/++++++/::::/++++++/:`    Packages: 1
        .:///////////////////////:`   Shell: zsh 5.7.1
        ////////////////////////`     Resolution: 3840x2160
       -+++++++++++++++++++++++`      DE: Aqua
       /++++++++++++++++++++++/       WM: Quartz Compositor
       /sssssssssssssssssssssss.      WM Theme: Blue (Dark)
       :ssssssssssssssssssssssss-     Disk: 11G / 108G (12%)
        osssssssssssssssssssssssso/`  CPU: Intel Core i7-5500U @ 2.40GHz
        `syyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy+`  GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
         `ossssssssssssssssssssss/    RAM: 4376MiB / 8192MiB
           :ooooooooooooooooooo+.    
            `:+oo+/:-..-:/+o+/-     
       
       
      Advantages: small size, light weight, 2K screen, 8G memory, 512g SSD, keyboard feels good, and wireless network card can be replaced, which is unimaginable in today's thin and light books.
      Disadvantages: The sound is small, almost the same as the mosquitoes.
       
      Ok, bragging is over!
      In order to use the wireless network, I changed the wireless network card from inter 7265 to BCM94352ZAE. Some people called it DW1560. It is uncomfortable that in China, this card and his elder brother DW1830 were hyped to a high price of 480RMB. of. Fortunately, I bought it early, and this card is also very stable under win10, and there is no high delay and outage. The hard disk should be PM951 of Samsung, not PM981, which is lucky.   Before installing Hackintosh: You need to prepare a 16G U disk, SanDisk is not a rough choice for making MacOS installation disk, I used the latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.5, got config.plist from Rehabman, and put together an EFI, the latest version of clover and kext drivers. Thanks to Rehabman and the developers of the Black Apple community. I do n’t like that OC team very much.
      Make an installation disk: If you have a computer running MacOS, you can use the command line to make it, if you do n’t have a computer running MacOS, you can try VMware, I know that the insanelymac forum allows discussion, or use ether to write the image to U disk, use the EFI I provided to boot into the installation process.   BIOS setting: Press F12 at boot to enter the BIOS settings, Tab switches to "Security-Secure boot", set to "DISable", this is what we need, and switch to "Boot -Boot devices", set the U disk as the first boot item You can directly enter the clover guide interface, please follow it for google it.
      It is worth noting that the remaining space of your EFI partition needs to be greater than 200M, otherwise, the disk format will be wrong. In addition, the format partition format is APFS, do not choose to encrypt, your data is not valuable, at least you must have this awareness of Hackintosh, the file safe is also the same, do not enable, do not use to find your mac, otherwise, change the machine, OK .   Fortunately, no additional ssdt patch is required. All the patch functions are implemented through clover. The flat Apple is turned on. This is to solve the problem of the flower screen. You can find a solution yourself.
      Experience your black apple, this will bring a better experience than MacBook Pro.  
       
    • By tapochek2004
      Hello. I have recently installed a "Hackintosh Sierra Zone" 10.12.3 distro (yes, I know they are unstable and might contain malware) on my Dell Inspiron 7567. I am now experiencing trouble with the integrated GPU, Intel HD (not UHD!) Graphics 630: there is no acceleration, I can observe noticeable screen flickering and the displayed amount of VRAM is 7MB.
       
      Here's what I've tried so far:
       
      1. Enabling InjectIntel and disablegfxfirmware and setting Fake ID = 0x59120000.
      2. Changing SMBIOS to iMac 18,1 (still displayed as a 21,5 in About This Mac).
      3. The last thing I tried was installing Lilu and WhateverGreen as per this manual, which required me to disable the first workaround completely.
       
      I have included my Clover's config.plist and the output of kextstat.
       
      Thanks in advance!
       
      Best regards, Luka
       
      P. S. Is it possible to move this topic into 'Intel Graphics'?
      config.plist
      kextstat.rtf
      report.tiff
    • By tonyx86
      This thread for installing Catalina on the Dell Latitude E6410 WITH NVIDIA GRAPHICS (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m) will help you install a fresh installation of Catalina on your Dell Latitude E6410, it will help you upgrade from 10.15.2 to 10.15.x (if you originally installed Catalina from this thread) and it will also help you upgrade from Mojave 10.14.6 if you have already installed Mojave by following the instructions here.  The instructions in this first post assume that you are installing Catalina in an APFS container.  If you are curious about the evolution of this solution and how sleep/wake was solved, review the Mojave installation thread.
       
      Important: This Thread is NOT intended to help you install macOS on a Latitude E6410 with Intel HD Graphics (without Nvidia graphics).  The DSDT attached to this first post (in E6410-Catalina.zip) is VERY SPECIFIC to the Nvidia graphics implementation and has not been edited for HD Graphics - there are elements required for HD Graphics that are missing from the attached DSDT and there are DSDT mods that have not been tested with HD Graphics.  Also, the kexts attached to this first post are specific to a Broadcom Wi-Fi card which must replace the original Intel Wi-Fi card.
       
      This first post will be modified to reflect lessons learned and to reflect the most current working state of my Latitude E6410 (with NVidia 3100m discrete graphics) running Catalina.  Issues, observations and performance tips are recorded toward the bottom of this first post.  My recommended CLOVER configuration is specified toward the bottom of this first post.
       
      *** If you want help with your installation, please post your issue along with problem reporting files generated using @black.dragon74's problem reporting tool.  Google 'GENERATE PROPER PROBLEM REPORTING FILES black.dragon74' to find it. ***.  If Catalina's Read-Only protections block your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug script, please copy the attached gen_debug script to your Desktop, change script properties with the terminal command 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug' and run the script from your Desktop.
       
      My system is as follows:
      Dell Latitude E6410 (I7-620m, Nvidia 3100M, 8GB DDR3, 512GB SSD, 1440x900 display, BIOS: A17) Wi-Fi: Broadcom BCM 94352HMB (replaced original Wi-Fi card) BIOS (version A17) configured as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC:Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace:Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;   
      Versions of the software used in this installation are listed below the installation steps.  EFI and kexts for Catalina are attached to this first post in E6410-Catalina.zip.  CLOVER configuration is specified below the installation steps.  You MUST BE LOGGED-IN to download attachments from this forum.
       
      Wi-Fi connection to an Access Point is delayed when using AppleALC for sound.  Do not use Apple ALC.  Use VoodooHDA pkg 2.9.2 v15 for sound.
       
      Steps to install Catalina on a Dell Latitude E6410 (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m)
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.7, see instructions at this post.
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.6, see instructions at this post.
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.5, see instructions at this post.
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.4, see instructions at this post.  
       
      Follow instructions below for 10.15.2 and 10.15.3.
       
      Make sure that your system matches my system description above (including BIOS version, Wi-Fi card, BIOS settings) If performing an upgrade from Mojave or a previous version of Catalina, backup your Mojave or Catalina partition! (Carbon Copy or similar) Download Catalina Installer Download DosDude Catalina Patcher Use DosDude Patcher to create Catalina USB Installer Delete LegacyUSBInjector.kext (we're using @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext with custom SSDT) and delete SIPManager.kext (CLOVER is managing SIP) from Catalina USB Installer's /Library/Extensions folder Copy all but the FakeSMC sensor kexts in E6410-Catalina.zip (attached) LE folder to the Catalina USB Installer /Library/Extensions (copy all kexts (including FakeSMC.kext) but not the FakeSMC sensor kexts) Install CLOVER Bootloader (Legacy) on USB Installer using the EFI in the E6410-Catalina.zip (attached).  Use the CLOVER configuration specified below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Reset your Latitude E6410 NVRAM by doing the following (this may be important if you're making changes to your existing EFI and won't hurt anything if you're not making any changes) turn-off your laptop remove A/C power and main battery press and hold the power button for 30 seconds restore A/C power and battery Boot your Latitude E6410 from the Catalina USB Installer that you created in steps 5-8. Select "Reinstall macOS" (note that I have existing installations of Mojave and High Sierra on my Latitude E6410, so it's possible that this menu item changes to "Install macOS" if you don't have any previous macOS installations). Select your Catalina destination partition (which will be your Mojave or previous Catalina partition if you are upgrading) After the Catalina Installer reboots the first time, boot from the "macOS Installer" partition on the disk that you selected as your Catalina destination (not the macOS installer on the USB) After the Catalina Installer reboots the second time, boot the Catalina macOS Installer on the USB Select the Post Install Patcher utility Select only the following Post Install Patches (no other patches / options) Install Patch Updater Legacy Video After the Post Install Patcher reboots,  boot from the newly installed (or upgraded) Catalina partition and complete the macOS configuration Remove these kexts (if they exist) from /Library/Extensions: LegacyUSBInjector.kext, LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext and SIPManager.kext If you are performing a fresh installation of Catalina: Install CLOVER (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) on your boot disk and configure EFI using files in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip.  Use the CLOVER configuration below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Install all kexts in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip LE folder to your /Library/Extensions folder. Copy HWMonitor from the application folder in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip to your Applications folder. Install VoodooHDA (I installed using the Classic method) Skip to Step 21 If you are upgrading from a previous version of Catalina using the instructions from this thread or from Mojave that you installed using the instructions here: Replace 3rd-party kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other with those in the attached EFI folder.   Replace EFI/Clover config.plist with the attached config.plist (Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values) Replace EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched with the files in the attached EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched Replace 3rd-party kexts in /Library/Extensions with those in the attached LE folder Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions Re-install VoodooHDA if necessary (I installed using the Classic method for Catalina) Ensure PROPER kext installation: If you're manually installing kexts in /Library/Extensions, make sure that you execute the following (in terminal) cd /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel *.kext sudo chmod -R 755 *.kext sudo kextcache -i / After you execute 'sudo kextcache -i /' you should observe that ALL kexts are allowed.  If not, your kext directory attributes are probably incorrect.  Repeat kext installation and try again. Reboot from your new/upgraded Catalina partition Welcome to macOS Catalina! Change the keyboard type to ISO (System Preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type) Swap the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) Set hibernatemode: In terminal, execute sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm -f /var/vm/sleepimage sudo touch /var/vm/sleepimage sudo chflags schg /var/vm/sleepimage  
      Version Info at the time of this writing:
      Catalina Installer 10.15.7 CLOVER r5119 DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.4.4 Lilu.kext 1.4.7 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) AirportBrcmFixup.kext 2.0.9 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) BrcmFirmwareData.kext 2.5.4 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.4 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.4 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (Not IntelMausiEthernet.kext)
      EFICheckDisabler.kext 0.5
      VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v15 (NOT AppleALC)
       
      What is not working (that was working in Mojave)
      SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext which caused system freeze on wake)  
      Known Issues and Their Solutions
      (Not yet included in E6410-Catalina.zip archive attached to Post #1) There are new versions of acidanthera kexts as described here.  I hadn't noticed any issues with the older kexts, so the kexts are not yet included in the E6410-Catalin.zip archive attached to this first post and will be included in a future update to the E6410-Catalina.zip archive. (Solved - no further work required) Clover r5118 requires the config.plist key <key>NoDefaultProperties</key><false> to permit macOS to boot with Clover's "Inject Nvidia" = True.  See details here.  config.plist in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive includes this change. (Solved - no further work required) EFICheck is loaded.  Solution is to install EFICheckDisabler.kext which you can get here.  EFICheck.kext is included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive. (Solved - no further work required) Some users experience display issues.  The solution is to remove Device (PNLF) from the DSDT.  Use the attached DSDT.  Removal of PNLF will disable sleep on lid closure.  Device (PNLF) can be added without modifying the DSDT by enabling the Clover PNLF ACPI patch.  The attached Clover config.plist enables the PNLF DSDT patch.  Disable the Clover PNLF patch if you experience display issues. (Solved - no further work required) USB sleep/wake power IORegistry keys are not injected (not included in Mojave's or Catalina's IOUSBHostFamily.kext).  Solution is to added SSDT-USBX.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.  The attached SSDT-USBX.aml includes USB sleep/wake properties for MacBookPro6,2 from High Sierra 10.13.6 IOUSBHostFamily.kext. (No solution yet) Brightness slider does not work in System Preferences > Displays.  Brightness is easily controlled with Dell brightness keys.  There is some work on this later in this thread, but I will not be solving this as I'm content with the Dell brightness keys (and Ambient Light Sensor works to auto-adjust brightness). (No intention to solve) Display Settings in System Preferences are "garbled" when bright slider is visible.  This is a known issue with the legacy graphics patch and does not affect laptop operation. I continue to refine the DSDT and CLOVER config.plist to optimize my Latitude E6410 for multi-booting between various macOS versions (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina at the time of this writing). If you upgrade your Latitude E6410 EFI using my attached EFI, you may find that your Latitude E6410 is stuck in a boot-loop that ends in a white screen and reboots.  Clear your system by doing the following: turn off your laptop, remove A/C power, remove the main battery, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, restore A/C power and battery, boot normally.  I have only found this to be necessary (very rarely) after making an EFI change, but you may find it helpful if making kext changes in /Library/Extensions as well. (Solved - no further work required) Brcm firmware does not update when using BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions.  Solution is to install BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext in E/C/k/O with Clover "Inject Kexts" = YES. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop does not sleep when closing lid.  Solution appears to be a combination of adding Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) and adding Device (PNLF) in the DSDT. I am using the same EFI for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 and it works in all three macOSes. (No solution yet) No SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext) - I read somewhere that there is a solution that does not require any kexts (just a DSDT edit).  Haven't yet implemented this fix. (Not a problem that needs to be solved - leaving for historical purposes.  I am running Catalina without this.) - IOHWControl does not load under GFX0 (as observed in IORegistryExplorer).  Solution (if it needs to be solved) is to install AppleHWSensor.kext from a DosDude-patched Mojave /S/L/E in Catalina's /L/E.  Copy and install your own or use the kext attached to this post. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi connection is delayed until a minute or so after boot - Use VoodooHDA and NOT AppleALC (Solved - no further work required) External USB ports do not work after waking from sleep (S3) - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Boot and shut-down time of Catalina is slower than Mojave - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi is not immediately available at OS startup - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop freezes on wake - Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z (I haven't noticed this issue for a while since I completed DSDT edits for Mojave, but keeping this here for historical purposes)  
      CLOVER Installation: Use these configuration options (These configuration options configure Clover for LEGACY BIOS - NOT UEFI)
      Install Clover in the ESP Boot Sectors Install boot0af in MBR Clover for BIOS (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) booting Clover EFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64-bit Recommended drivers FSInject File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane After clicking "Continue", if prompted with "This Clover package is incompatible with this version of macOS," install anyway  
      After CLOVER installation is complete Copy the following from the attached E6410-Catalina.zip ACPI patched contents config.plist (change XX-MASKED-XX values to your own) kexts/Other (remove all other kext folders) Remove christmas and new year folders from themes (if present)  
      Screenshots
       
      Credits
      Thanks to those who contributed to my Mojave solution and to the DosDude team (for the incredible macOS patchers), I think this Catalina installation was the easiest macOS installation that I have experienced (so far).  Many thanks to @Slice and his team for the incredible work on CLOVER and for continuing to support old legacy systems like this.  Also, thanks to @Mieze and @headkaze and others I'm sure for maintaining the Brcm kexts.  And finally, I still prefer to manually apply patches to the DSDTs in my systems.  CLOVER offers extensive patching functionality, but I'm old-school and like to have an error-free, fully-patched DSDT with a simple CLOVER config.plist.  I think that this manual DSDT patching approach (which required an extensive review and debugging of the original unpatched DSDT in this thread) is the reason that this Latitude E6410 is such a perfect MacBookPro6,2.  Thank you @RehabMan for being a great teacher and for always insisting on problem reporting files .
       
       
      AppleHWSensor.kext.zip
      gen_debug
      E6410 Catalina-5v2.zip
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