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    • By Slice
      As I see many novices in the forum ask "How to make my Radeon working? I have bad resolution, no QE/CI...." and so on. They come to the section and have no find an answer here because all Radeons are different and they don't know where else they read about this.
      I want to explain all steps needed for launching the Radeon family of videocards.
       
      Bootloader.
      I will speak about Clover because I maintain this bootloader to know recent hardware and modern OSX. Not sure if you will have the same result with other bootloaders. I am carefully checking the injecting of ATI card and correcting it times to times. I am also accessible for bug reports.
       
      OSX version.
      Older card require older system, newer cards require new system.
      ATIRadeon9000 is possible to launch under Tiger.
      ATIRadeonMobilityX1400 requires 10.5-10.6. See RadeonHD topic.
      As I see RadeonHD3xxx was successful only in 10.5
      For new AMDRadeonHD7xxx there must be 10.8.3+ system.
       
      DeviceID.
      This must be the first question before asking about the card.
      You may know the device-id from Windows->DeviceManger->VideoCard.properties->compatibleIDs
      You may boot into system in safe mode (key -x) and see system profiler
       
      And you may boot into Clover GUI, press F2 and get preboot.log. Find here something like
      2:709 0:000 PCI (00|01:00.00) : 1002 6758 class=030000 2:709 0:000 Found Radeon model=AMD Radeon HD 6670 Series It means my DeviceID=6758 (these are hex numbers)
      Then you must check that Apple's drivers support your DeviceID. If not then add it!
      For example HD7850 has DeviceID=6819. If we look into ATI7000Controller (AMD7000... in new systems) we find 6818 here but no 6819!
       
       
      I show you how to do this with terminal commands. Launch /Application/Utilities/Terminal.app. Type in opened window:
       
      cp /System/Library/Extensions/ATI7000Controller.kext/Contents/Info.plist ~/Desktop So you get a copy of the Info.plist on Desktop. Edit it with TextEdit. Change 68181002 -> 68191002.
      Don't edit this file directly in the system folder! 
      Then copy back by terminal. Don't use finder to copy kexts! They will have wrong permissions in this case.
      sudo cp ~/Desktop/Info.plist /System/Library/Extensions/ATI7000Controller.kext/Contents/ sudo rm -r -v /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/* Second command make sure next reboot the kext will use your edited info.plist.
      The same operation you must do with a kext AMDRadeonAccelerator or ATIRadeonX2000 or other one. Check all candidates if they contain such list of possible IDs and choose closest to you.
       
      FakeID
      Since Clover revision 1971+ you may just inject new DeviceID into DSDT instead of correcting kexts. See instruction here.
       
      GraphicsEnabler or Injector
      OSX needs to know some properties (Model name, Family, etc...) that must be somehow injected at boot time. Yes, also real Macs got DeviceProperties string from firmware.
      Alternatives:
      1. Set InjectATI=Yes in Clover (same as GE=y in Chameleon).
      2. Use custom string made with gfxutil. For whom who knows.
      3. Write _DSM into DSDT. You should know what to write.
      4. Use some kext like ATY_init.kext or Natit.kext. If you are sure that the kext is for your card namely.
      I want to say that all this methods make the same thing. Differencies in their tuning.
      The Clover do this automatically for most known cards at this moment.
       
      Connectors.
      As you may see to start HD5000-7000 some strange names used: Pithecia, Orangutan, Elodea... What are they?
      They are configs for framebuffer. Predefined configs how connectors are solded for cards used in real Macs. Strange but these configs rear coincide with PC card. Usually gurus make advice "choose a framebuffer that most appropriate for your card". The chances 1:10. In most cases you may find a FB name that gives you main monitor working. Or nothing at all.
      Great respect to bcc9 who gives us a method to correct one of config to be exactly for you. See here.
      My retelling for Clover is here
      Success example in the thread in posts 44-52
       
      Radeon Mobility
      I tested Clover's methods with two users having Mobility Radeon HD5470 and HD5650M. We found that full memory and QE/CI will be achieved if we set in Clover's config
      LoadVBios=Yes
      even thou no file with bios is provided. This is the key to make Radeon Mobility working!
      Other problem is bad gradients or artifacts. For this case Clover accept the key
      InjectEDID=Yes
      and sometimes you also need to inject CustomEDID.
      See Clover instructions for details.
       
      And my results.
      Gigabyte Radeon HD6670
      <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>GraphicsInjector</key> <true/> <key>InjectEDID</key> <true/> <key>FBName</key> <string>Ipomoea</string> <key>LoadVBios</key> <false/> <key>VideoPorts</key> <integer>3</integer> <key>PatchVBios</key> <true/> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>KernelCpu</key> <false/> <key>ATIConnectorsController</key> <string>6000</string> <key>ATIConnectorsData</key> <string>000400000403000000010000120401050008000004020000000100001102040310000000100000000001000000000002</string> <key>ATIConnectorsPatch</key> <string>040000000403000000010000100001061000000010000000000100000000000100080000040200000001000012040403</string> VTX Radeon HD5570
      <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>PatchVBios</key> <false/> <key>FBName</key> <string>Baboon</string> <key>VideoPorts</key> <string>3</string> <key>GraphicsInjector</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>LoadVBios</key> <string>No</string> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>KernelCpu</key> <false/> <key>ATIConnectorsController</key> <string>5000</string> <key>ATIConnectorsData</key> <string>040000001400000000010000010201030008000000020000007100002205020110000000100000000001000000100002</string> <key>AppleRTC</key> <true/> <key>ATIConnectorsPatch</key> <string>040000001400000000010000010001040008000000020000007100002200020510000000100000000001000000000002</string> <key>AsusAICPUPM</key> <false/> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Find</key> <data>RXh0ZXJuYWw=</data> <key>Replace</key> <data>SW50ZXJuYWw=</data> </dict> </array> </dict> See PatchVBios=No
      for this card "yes" leads to black screen. Use with precautions.
       
      A sample for Radeon R7 240
       
      UPDATE for ElCapitan.
      It seems has more problems. My HD6670 is not working in ElCapitan OOB unlike Mavericks.
      I had to set FakeID=0x67401002 as correspond to real iMac12,2 and set this model in SMBIOS section.
      It related to GraphicsPM or GraphicsControl.
      Look these kexts to decide what you can do for your configuration.
       
      HighSierra requires change these kexts by version from Sierra 10.12.6
      for Radeon HD6xxx
      AMDRadeonX3000.kext AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle IOAccelerator2D.plugin IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext .  for Radeon HD7xxx and up AMDRadeonX4000.kext AMDRadeonX4000GLDriver.bundle IOAccelerator2D.plugin IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext .    Black screen after wake problem resolved by follow method radeon_bios_decode.0.2.zip
      ati-personality.pl.0.15.zip
      ati-personality.pl.0.15a.zip
    • By blxkspell
      Hey!
      As I have 3 Monitors connected, my RX 570 gets arround 50°C while ideling/ web browsing etc. The problem is, that this temp is apparently just the threshold, when the fans start to spin. So the fans start spinning for a minute then they stop for a while again... This is very annoying for me as the rest of my hackintosh is nearly quiet (SSD, 120mm low RPM cpu fan, nearly silent PSU,...), especially when Im using the pc to revise for school. Does somebody know wether its possible to "change" the threshold till the fans start spinning? Like it would probably not be a problem for the gpu at all, if the temp rises to 55°C but therefore be soundless....
       
       
    • By 1Ale1
      Ciao a tutti, ultimamente ho deciso di mettermi al lavoro e fare un investimento a lungo termine comprando un fisso che ho assemblato pezzo dopo pezzo leggendo numerosi forum per essere bene informato sul miglior hardware che potessi ottenere per un Hackintosh ottimizzando al meglio i costi: ho finito così per comprare:
       
      Hardware:
       
       
      -Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro (Rev 1.0)
      -CPU: Intel i7 9700k raffreddato a liquido (CoffeLake)
      -GPU: AMD Radeon RX580 (avendo letto le eccellenti prestazioni a ottimo prezzo per MacOS)
      -RAM: 32GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (4x8GB 3000MHz)
      -NVMe SSD Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2 dedicato solo a MacOS, nel secondo slot della Mobo M.2 avrei poi messo un Western Digital Blue da 250GB con Windows 10 su metà disco e per l'altra metà il Debian che sto utilizzando adesso
       
       
      Poi mi sono messo subito al lavoro per cercare di far partire questo benedetto MacOs su una macchina non ufficiale, ho tovato quindi questa guida su GitHub che era molto simile alla mia configurazione:
       
      https://github.com/cmer/gigabyte-z390-aorus-master-hackintosh/blob/master/STEP_BY_STEP.md
       
      Dopo aver fatto partire una macchina virtuale per configurare la USB come comunemente viene fatto, scaricando l'applicazione e facendo il "burn/copia dei file" di macOS su pennetta esterna rendendola bootabile solamente da un pc ufficiale mac, sono passato alla configurazione di Clover (l'EFI installer, cartella che allegherò qui sotto, ma prima leggete il problema): Ho messo i driver necessari, mettendo quelli che lui menzionava sotto la sezione "building the usb installer"
       
      https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/building-the-usb-installer
       
       
      Install Clover for UEFI booting only
      Install Clover to the ESP
      Under Drivers64UEFI:
      AptioMemoryFix (the new hotness that includes NVRAM fixes, as well as better memory management) (che poi ho dovuto rimuovere, leggi sezione https://github.com/cmer/gigabyte-z390-aorus-master-hackintosh/blob/master/STEP_BY_STEP.md#fixing-kernel-panics-at-rebootshutdown)
      VBoxHfs-64.efi (or HFSPlus.efi if available) - one of these is required for Clover to see and boot HFS+ volumes. If you see the option to enable it in the installer, make sure it's selected - if you don't see it in the installer, verify that one of them exists in the EFI -> CLOVER -> drivers64UEFI folder
      ApfsDriverLoader - (Available in Dids' Clover builds - or here) this allows Clover to see and boot from APFS volumes by loading apfs.efi from ApfsContainer located on block device (if using AptioMemoryFix as well, requires R21 or newer)
       
      applicando piccole modifiche a causa di un errore già riportato da questa persona che ha scritto la guida di GitHub di sostituire AptioMemoryFix-64 (dalla cartella EFI/EFI/CLOVER/driver64UEFI) con OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000, questa infatti riportava  quanto segue dopo aver detto di aver sostituito AptioMemoryFix-64.efi con OsxaptioFix2Drv-free2000:
       
      "I am told that there are downsides (that I don't fully understand yet) to using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000, so do this at your own risk."
       
      Ho configurato poi il config.plist
       
      Come diceva lui, partendo da questo file: https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/coffee-lake e applicando le modifiche che sotto ha descritto, del tipo:
       
      Open coffeelake_sample_config.plist with Clover Configurator (right click → Open With → Clover Configurator)   In SMBIOS: - Click the button with an up/down arrow (middle right). Chose iMac18,3. This is important since we'll be connecting our monitor to the RX580. The HDMI port on our motherboard is NOT yet working for Hackintoshes. - Make sure the serial number generated is an iMac (mid-2017) by clicking Model Lookup. - Ensure that Check Coverage reports that the serial is NOT valid. You don't want to use somebody else's serial number. - While you're here, copy your Board Serial Number to your clipboard. You'll need it soon.
      In Rt Variables: Paste your Board Serial Number in the MLB field. Set CsrActiveConfig to 0x0 which enables SIP for extra security. This should work just fine for a Vanilla Hackintosh install and is how genuine Macs ship. In Boot: Change the Custom Flags to: shikigva=40 uia_exclude=HS14 (this disables onboard Bluetooth since we'll be using an external Broadcom Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter) In ACPI: Click List of Patches and enable the following: Change GFX0 to IGPU In Devices: Set Inject to 16. Now to enable our headless iGPU, we need to fake the device id. To do so, Click Properties, select PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0). Then, click the + button to add a property. Add the following: Property Key: device-id Property Value: 923E0000 Value Type: DATA Click the Export Configuration button (bottom left), then Save As config.plist. Copy your newly generated config.plist to /EFI/CLOVER/ on your bootable USB key.  
      Impostazioni BIOS
       
      E avendo settato nel BIOS le impostazioni che questa perona configliava all'inizio della guida,                       (N.B. la mia versione di Bios è l'ultima, F7 https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-PRO-rev-10#support-dl-bios) (a quanto risulta il giorno 7.01.2019)
       
      Load Optimized Default Settings Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled Chipset → Internal Graphics : Enabled (important for Quicklook/Preview) Please note that we will be using our internal GPU in headless mode only and this guide assumes that. This is how an iMac18,3 (what we're basing our build on) behaves. That's it! I literally didn't change anything else and it just worked.
       
      Anche per me ha funzionato. Comunque lui riportava ulteriori settaggi, aggiungendo:
       
      However, these are settings that are generally recommended. Your mileage may vary:
       
      BIOS → Fast Boot : Disabled BIOS → LAN PXE Boot Option ROM : Disabled BIOS → Storage Boot Option Control : UEFI Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Security Device Support : Disable Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack : Disabled Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support : Auto Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled (Extremely important) () Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled (non l'ho messo e parte a volte, quindi penso che se parte non ha una importanza così rilevante) Chipset → Wake on LAN Enable : Disabled (era già così) Chipset → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries : Enabled  
       
      Il sistema è partito e soltanto alcune volte dava il seguente errore:
       
      Error allocating 0x11996pages at 0x000000001d453000 alloc type 2
      Couldn't allocate runtime area.
       
      Credo che sia questo piccolo problema: la NVRAM.
      Non riesco bene a capire dove cercare per sapere con esattezza se è supportato nativamente o meno. Ho cercato di informarmi, voi potreste dirmi se è vero?
      Premendo poi Ctrl+Alt+Canc riavviavo e selezionando da Clover l'NVMe interno partiva senza dare questo errore, per cui il kernel non trova spazio perché la memoria Non Volatile ad accesso Randomico è troppo frammentata, come
       
      Questa guida riportava:
       
      Primo post:
      https://nickwoodhams.com/x99-hackintosh-solving-osxaptiofixdrv-allocaterelocblock-can-not-allocate-relocation-block/
       
      Post aggiornato nel 2016:
      https://nickwoodhams.com/x99-hackintosh-osxaptiofixdrv-allocaterelocblock-error-update/
       
      Mi sono letto tutto e ho capito che lui applicava anche delle modifiche al file: "Changes to OsxLowMemFixDrv-64.efi were simply editing 0x10000000 to 0x20000000."
       
      Ho quindi seguito il suo consiglio di mettere OsxAptiofix Emuvariable 64 e Test2-2016.efi (che lui aveva creato) ma il problema sembrava persistere, più raramente
       
      La mia cartella driver64UEFI di ora
       
      Dopo aver trovato una strada senza soluzoni anche lì mi sono rivolto a degli amici, e di questo errore ne ho parlato anche con utenti del gruppo Telegram "Hackintosh Italia" che sono stati e ancora sono molto gentili ad aiutarmi spiegandomi che si tratta di un problema di NVRAM, che nel mio caso, avendo installato questi .efi file nella cartella EFI/EFI/CLOVER/driver64UEFI (che ancora è cosi attualmente, oscillando tra couldnt allocate runtime area (anche dopo aver definitivamente staccato la corrente dopo aver spento il PC per capire se poteva aiutare) e a volta anche nessun errore)
       
       
      -ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi
      -DataHubDxe-64.efi
      -EmuVariableUefi-64.efi
      -FSInject-64.efi
      -HFSPlus-64.efi
      -NTFS-64.efi
      -NvmExpressDxe-64.efi
      -OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi
      -PartitionDxe-64.efi
      -UsbKbDxe-64.efi
       
      In più ho aggiunto gli RC Scripts (come mi è stato consigliato dai membri del gruppo telegram) sul disco interno in cui mac è installato.
       
      Togliendo quindi qualsiasi test.efi o test2- 2016.efi ed ascoltando chi ne sapeva di più. Ora mi trovo a dover affrontare diverse volte questo errore dovendo riavviare per risolverlo, cosa che mi fa dedurre che Osxaptiofix2 2000 sia un po' instabile nel pulire la NVRAM prima di avviare la macchina/ allo spegnimento di questa.
      Questo problema di couldnt allocate runtime area persiste sebbene prema F12 dalla schermata di Boot di Clover.
       
      Vi chiedo gentilmente una mano, inoltre mi è stato detto che siccome il sistema da:
       
      -"3.6 GHz unknown nella sezione "Processor"
      -non riconosce la RAM con un Vendor ID? (del tipo Ballistix dovrebbe essere?)
       
       
      Serve di rivedere il config.plist che ho creato, rivedere i DSDT e gli efi? sono a posto?, (mi hanno detto che gengik84 fare, ma accolgo volentieri l'aiuto di tutti) ,  vi mando una foto della schermata di "About this Mac" e della EFI in allegato. Quello che farò sicuramente mentre attendo vostre risposte è il downgrade da 10.14.3 Beta a 10.14.2, l'upgrade l'ho fatto pensando che magari avrei aggiustato qualcosa, ma l'errore come lo dava prima lo dà ora, non credo che questo cambi molto le cose in gioco. Comunque è meglio non essere in Beta per aggiustare gli errori.
       
       
      Grazie mille per essere arrivato a leggere fino a questo punto, lo apprezzo molto.
       
       
      Per la cartella EFI: sono 22MB zippati, in allegato non entrano...
       
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=106jXkDB0Id045lzIIzAn9F5MwnzWFv3X
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       



    • By kamyar1979
      I have bought a 2nd hand AMD Radeon 7750 to fix my Mojave installation problems. Although the Vendor/Device Id is in AMD7000Controller.Kext, I get a black screen and with some changes a yellow screen. I can not find any useful information to fix that. All information are for High Sierra and older macOS versions. Is there any fix to resolve that? What if I buy an RX 650 for example?
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