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Before I begin, forgive me for my long post...

 

After a conducting a considerable amount of research to resolve my issue without making any progress I figured I would reach out to the community for some helpful advice. I have installed macOS Sierra 10.12 on my rig with the following specs: 

* i7-980X 

* EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR 

* Cosair Vengeance 12GB (3X4GB) DDR3 1600MHZ 

* EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SuperClocked 1.5GB 

* Western Digital 1 TB VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ (Mac OS X 10.12.0/10.9.5/10.10.5/10.11.6) 

* Western Digital 500 GB VelociRaptor (Windows 10) 

* Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl 

* LG WH10LS30 10X SATA Blu-ray Burner 

* EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 

* Corsair H100

I have a problem when it comes to using the NVIDIA Web Driver 367.15.10.05f01. Whenever I select NVIDIA Web Driver to use in the NVIDIA preference panel and restart, OS X Default Graphics Driver will show up as being selected in use. I have verified that the Web Drivers are not in use by looking into 'System Profiler -> Software -> Extensions' which doesn't show any NVDA kexts with WEB suffix loaded. I am aware that Web Driver is not necessary for the GPU I have installed since it runs native OOB but I have installed it on the previous OS X versions as listed above without any issues.

 

The reason why I am requiring the use of NVIDIA Web Drivers is because I am trying to troubleshoot whether or not OS X Default Graphics Driver is preventing games from running in macOS Sierra 10.12. The issue starts whenever I try run a game (.e. The Shadow of Morodor) through Steam, I get the initial error:

"Steam" would like to control this computer using accessibility features. Grant access to this application in Security & Privacy preferences, located in System Preferences. So I tick a check mark next to 'Steam' under "Security and Privacy" (in System Preferences) then start the game, but it CTD and I'm suddenly presented with a prompt that says:  "X (whatever the name of the game is)" quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple.

I have ran into this issue repeatedly over and over again. 

 

I made sure I did the following prerequisites first: I am using the latest version of Enoch bootloader rev.2839 and my org.chameleon.boot.plist in the Extra folder does include the nvda_drv=1 boot flag to enable the web drivers. Also I have re-enabled unsigned apps to run by running this command in Terminal: sudo spctl --master-disable

 

I am not sure what else I could've missed or overlooked. Any advise on how to fix this issue by enabling macOS to load Web Drivers would be greatly appreciated.

 

---EDIT---

Installed the current version 2848 but the same problem still persists

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Before I begin, forgive me for my long post...
 
After a conducting a considerable amount of research to resolve my issue without making any progress I figured I would reach out to the community for some helpful advice. I have installed macOS Sierra 10.12 on my rig with the following specs: 
* i7-980X 
* EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR 
* Cosair Vengeance 12GB (3X4GB) DDR3 1600MHZ 
* EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SuperClocked 1.5GB 
* Western Digital 1 TB VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ (Mac OS X 10.12.0/10.9.5/10.10.5/10.11.6) 
* Western Digital 500 GB VelociRaptor (Windows 10) 
* Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl 
* LG WH10LS30 10X SATA Blu-ray Burner 
*  EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 
* Corsair H100
I have a problem when it comes to using the NVIDIA Web Driver 367.15.10.05f01. Whenever I select NVIDIA Web Driver to use in the NVIDIA preference panel and restart, OS X Default Graphics Driver will show up as being selected in use. I have verified that the Web Drivers are not in use by looking into 'System Profiler -> Software -> Extensions' which doesn't show any NVDA kexts with WEB suffix loaded. I am aware that Web Driver is not necessary for the GPU I have installed since it runs native OOB but I have installed it on the previous OS X versions as listed above without any issues.
 
The reason why I am requiring the use of NVIDIA Web Drivers is because I am trying to troubleshoot whether or not OS X Default Graphics Driver is preventing games from running in macOS Sierra 10.12. The issue starts whenever I try run a game through Steam, I get the initial error:
"Steam" would like to control this computer using accessibility features. Grant access to this application in Security & Privacy preferences, located in System Preferences. So I tick a check mark next to 'Steam' under "Security and Privacy" (in System Preferences) then start the game, but it CTD and I'm suddenly presented with a prompt that says:  "X (whatever the name of the game is)" quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple.
I have ran into this issue repeatedly over and over again. 
 
I made sure did the following prerequisites first: I am using the latest version of Enoch bootloader rev.2839 and my org.chameleon.boot.plist in the Extra folder does include the nvda_drv=1 boot flag to enable the web drivers. Also I have re-enabled unsigned apps to run by running this command in Terminal: sudo spctl --master-disable
 
I am not sure what else I could've missed or overlooked. Any advise on how to fix this issue by enabling macOS to load Web Drivers would be greatly appreciated.

 

In 10.12 we are using NvidiaWeb=True in config.plist/SystemParameters now, not nvda_drv=1. Not sure about Enoch though ( haven't use it in a good while, ever since Chameleon didn't have enough support for El Capitan )

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Sometimes is problem with NVRam.

 

Make a test: Go to System Preferences > Clover > NVRam variables, and let in this way:

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 11.08.24.png

 

Also, change your drivers to the NVIDIA Web Drivers.

 

Reboot, if the EFI partition are mounted, and if you have the Nvidia Web Drivers being used, ok!

This means that you have native NVRam working.  :yes:

 

If not, install EmuVariableUefi in drivers64UEFI folder.

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Thanks for the advice... I didn't realize this was the case macOS Sierra now... I'll try this out when I get the chance later tonight.  

 

 

 

In 10.12 we are using NvidiaWeb=True in config.plist/SystemParameters now, not nvda_drv=1. Not sure about Enoch though ( haven't use it in a good while, ever since Chameleon didn't have enough support for El Capitan )

 

Sometimes is problem with NVRam.

 

Make a test: Go to System Preferences > Clover > NVRam variables, and let in this way:

attachicon.gif Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 11.08.24.png

 

Also, change your drivers to the NVIDIA Web Drivers.

 

Reboot, if the EFI partition are mounted, and if you have the Nvidia Web Drivers being used, ok!

This means that you have native NVRam working.   :yes:

 

If not, install EmuVariableUefi in drivers64UEFI folder.

Even though I was specifically inquiring a/b Enoch I wanna thank u for the advice a/b Clover

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Even though I was specifically inquiring a/b Enoch I wanna thank u for the advice a/b Clover

Ooh my....sooo sorry about that.  :bag:

 

I use, speak, and give support for Clover in the most of my time, and I don't read that you're using Enoch  :frantics:

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I tried the method you linked for me but no dice. Like the instructions say, I copied the FileNVRAM.dylib in Extra/modules and copied FileNVRAM.kext into L/E and rebooted. I then opened Terminal and entered nvram nvda_drv=1 which created the nvram.plist and after rebooting I am still showing OS X Default Graphics Driver being selected in the NVIDIA preference panel. Wtf

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I tried the method you linked for me but no dice. Like the instructions say, I copied the FileNVRAM.dylib in Extra/modules and copied FileNVRAM.kext into L/E and rebooted. I then opened Terminal and entered nvram nvda_drv=1 which created the nvram.plist and after rebooting I am still showing OS X Default Graphics Driver being selected in the NVIDIA preference panel. Wtf

After you log in, enter the terminal and type "nvram nvda_drv" and check the results. If it's '0', your system isn't saving NVRAM variables. In clover I'd recommend using the EmuVariableUEFI driver, but I don't know about Enoch.

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I tried the method you linked for me but no dice. Like the instructions say, I copied the FileNVRAM.dylib in Extra/modules and copied FileNVRAM.kext into L/E and rebooted. I then opened Terminal and entered nvram nvda_drv=1 which created the nvram.plist and after rebooting I am still showing OS X Default Graphics Driver being selected in the NVIDIA preference panel. Wtf

I tried it too and it works for me. Everything works fine in Sierra 10.12.1

Did you put the Kernel Flags nvda_drv=1 in your org.chameleon.Boot.plist (also with kext-dev-mode=1) after using terminal and then rebooted ?

I used Chameleon Enoch for years now on this mobo (see my sig) and it's faster than Clover wich i tried for installing Sierra. (I don't know how to configure it best for my mobo but I recognize the hard work of developpers, and it help me for installing OS on USB stick)

Thank you Enoch and thanks to Mitch_de for the trick

Hope it can help you.

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After you log in, enter the terminal and type "nvram nvda_drv" and check the results. If it's '0', your system isn't saving NVRAM variables. In clover I'd recommend using the EmuVariableUEFI driver, but I don't know about Enoch.

After running that command, I get the following error in Terminal:

nvram: Error getting variable - 'nvda_drv': (iokit/common) data was not found

---EDIT---

I already had nvda_drv=1 in my org.chameleon.Boot.plist, but I didnt have kext-dev-mode=1 in it so I added it in my boot flags... I then deleted my original nvram.plist and ran the command sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 in Terminal to create a new one.

I ran the command nvram nvda_drv command in Terminal and got the following result:

nvda_drv	1

Looks like I'm in the right direction

 

---EDIT---

Attempted to enable the Web Drivers from the NVIDIA preference panel and rebooted my machine but the OS X Default Drivers is still selected. Smh

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I finally figured out how to enable the web drivers... I took the information from the following sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 so I could formulate my own guide to provide to you:

  1. Install Web Drivers.
  2. Copy the FileNVRAM.dylib into Extra/modules and copy FileNVRAM.kext into /S/L/E, /L/E and in /E/E folder on the hard drive. Run Kext Utility for all 3 locations to pre-cache the FileNVRAM.kext into the system and reboot.
  3. Open Terminal and enter sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 to create nvram.plist.
  4. Open org.chameleon.Boot.plist and remove -f boot flag (if available) and add entry UseKernelCache=No. Ensure nvda_drv=1 boot flag has already been added. 
  5. Reboot and the NVIDIA Web Driver should show as enabled in the * NVIDIA preference panel. If not, then unlock to make changes by selecting NVIDIA Web Driver (not from menu bar) and restart.

Based on what anor4k had already mentioned, you can check if your system is saving NVRAM variables by entering nvram nvda_drv into Terminal. If the results reflect '0' then it is not.
 

Now the only issue I am having now is that when I look under 'System Profiler -> Software -> Extensions' it doesn't show any NVDA kexts with their WEB suffix loaded. Is this critical problem or a cosmetic issue? Idk

 

Included the necessary FileNVRAM.dylib and FileNVRAM.kext files as an attachment courtesy of mitch_de.

 

---EDIT---

 

It was a placebo effect. Back to the drawing board again

FileNVRAM_El_Capitan for chameleon.zip

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Problem officially solved, here's how:

  1. Install Web Drivers.
  2. Remove any previously installed FileNVRAM.dylib from Extra/modules.
  3. Install Enoch v2877 with the FileNVRAM.dylib (v1.1.5 RC7) option selected.
  4. Open Terminal and enter sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 to create nvram.plist.
  5. nvda_drv=1 boot flag was already added to my Boot.plist before but I don't know if that even matters. 
  6. If the menu bar shows "OS X Default Graphics Driver" still selected, go to NVIDIA Driver Manager preference panel and untick and retick the radio button that says "Show NVIDIA Driver Manager in the menu bar" for it to show the correct driver selection.
  7. Reboot and you should see that OS X Default Graphics Driver" will become selected again. Don't panic. Go to NVIDIA Driver Manager preference panel and unlock to make changes by selecting NVIDIA Web Driver manually and Restart. The NVIDIA Web Driver should now show as enabled in the NVIDIA preference panel.

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Hello all.

 

I am just going through this process now with my first Hackintosh.

 

I followed your procedure step by step. At the last reboot, the Sierra partition had disappeared, so booting the OS up was impossible. Even the RECOVER partition was gone. Everything up to that point had gone as planned.

 

As I also read about dual booting options and having this issue when a windows drive is already present, I have disconnected everything inside the tower and the only drive that is connected is the Hackintosh SSD.

 

My system is the following:

 

MB: Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3

CPU: Core i5 7400

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 1050

 

Has anyone else come across this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

M.

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Hello all.

 

I am just going through this process now with my first Hackintosh.

 

I followed your procedure step by step. At the last reboot, the Sierra partition had disappeared, so booting the OS up was impossible. Even the RECOVER partition was gone. Everything up to that point had gone as planned.

 

As I also read about dual booting options and having this issue when a windows drive is already present, I have disconnected everything inside the tower and the only drive that is connected is the Hackintosh SSD.

 

My system is the following:

 

MB: Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3

CPU: Core i5 7400

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 1050

 

Has anyone else come across this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

M.

Sorry for the delay, I'm not on here much. Since you're using a Z270 motherboard (Kaby Lake but with the same compatible architecture as Skylake essentially), refer to my Z170 guide here as a resource to give you some pointers. Also, I'd suggest you look into @MaLd0n's guide here. He's an O.G. in the community and is very helpful.

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      (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 (Install Clover LEGACY - 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)  
      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
    • By Fantome1S
      Finaly Success to boot on Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29) with Touchscreen working theres still things to fix but everything is almost working. During the Corvid StayAtHome Period I was able and have time to make this laptop boot on MacOS after a lot of attemps before going back to job. It was the hardest laptop hackintosh install attemp i've done so far and Sierra OS is the only that works. I tried El Capitan and Mojave and its never boot so I not even tested Catalina. I searched on the web and theres no install guide for this specific laptop or no Success install post on this laptop its look like a not very well supported laptop by hackintosh. Maybe some of you can help me correct the things that still not work. Audio work but with voodo (low sound and low quality) I want to make it work with AppleALC to get better quality sound. Thanks in advance
       
      Things that work:
       
      -Touchscreen
      -Trackpad (not the gesture for now) - Backlight Keyboard
      -EthernetPort and Wireless (with a wifi dongle. I will change to a broadcom wifi mini-pci chip)
      -Brightness Controls with FN key
      -Audio Voodoo ''low sound'' (will tried to change to AppleALC or AppleHDA fix method) 
      -USB 3.0
       
      Things that not work or need to be fixed:
       
      -Weird double long booting screen-first loading bar on the right. after real loading bar is visible ?
      -Audio (Voodoo) work but with low volume sound- still not success to make work AppleALC.kext method
      -SENSORS -CPU-HDD Temperatures, BATTERY LEVEL, ETC…
      - Sleep (Disabled): USB ports not works after wake from sleep
      -Trackpad Gestures
       
      Hardware:
       
      CPU: Intel Core i7-3687U, 2100 MHz
      GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
      RAM: 12 GB (4GB soldered + 8 GB Samsung DDR3 1600)
      Motherboard/Laptop model: Intel Panther Point QM77, Intel Ivy Bridge - (HP Revolve 810 G1)
      Audio Codec: IDT 92HD91BXX @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
      Ethernet Card: Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
      Wifi/BT Card: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235
      HP hs2350 HSPA+ MobileBroadband Network Adapter
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