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19 hours ago, phaberest said:

Amazing work man, this is definitely a revolution, well done!

 

I just installed it and it works like a charm! Feels absolutely native!ely going to keep it!

--- EDIT AFTER 1 DAY OF USE --
It still have issues with palm detection, but works flawlessly for the rest. I'm definit

Palm rejection will work when RehabMan releases the new version of VoodooPS2 with the-darkvoid's new features. There is nothing I can do at the moment to hasten that. Alternatively you can build VoodooPS2 yourself with the-darkvoid's changes incorporated - v2.1.1 of VoodooI2C will automatically support it if you do that :)

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On 9/19/2018 at 8:24 PM, alex.daoud said:
Since I have this laptop myself, I thought I would let you guys know: I have just pushed v2.1 of VoodooI2C which replaces our custom multitouch engine with fully fledged native gestures. This means that your I2C trackpad will work almost identically to a Magic Trackpad 2 (save for force touch of course). Keep in mind that v2.1 doesn't support Mojave yet but I will push a new release to support it when it goes gold.

Note also that, thanks to experimental USB support on VoodooI2C, v2.1 supports the USB touchscreen on the XPS. As a result, we now have proper gestures on the touchscreen without purchasing touchbase's drivers.

Please make sure to read the "Supported Gestures" page for important information when using native gestures.
 

 

this is awesome, can't thank you enough!!

 

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On 9/20/2018 at 3:17 PM, phaberest said:

Amazing work man, this is definitely a revolution, well done!

 

I just installed it and it works like a charm! Feels absolutely native!ely going to keep it!

--- EDIT AFTER 1 DAY OF USE -- 
It still have issues with palm detection, but works flawlessly for the rest. I'm definit

how is the pinch to zoom in/out working for you? (or is it not supported?)

 

I get it to zoom in most of the time, zoom out is more finicky :)

 

not complaining though, since the rest of it is smoother than it has ever been

 

(and now i get what you meant with palm detection, i usually use docked with external peripherals, so didn't realize :D)

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On 9/21/2018 at 7:48 AM, nabeelmoeen said:

not complaining though, since the rest of it is smoother than it has ever been

does the physical click work well for you? i still have the issue, that physical clicks are most of the time unreliable (which makes drag and drop pretty impossible for me).

Also the hidd process gets a high cpu load whenever i move the cursor (>50%), normal is 0,6% @alex.daoud

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4 hours ago, wmchris said:

does the physical click work well for you? i still have the issue, that physical clicks are most of the time unreliable (which makes drag and drop pretty impossible for me).

Also the hidd process gets a high cpu load whenever i move the cursor (>50%), normal is 0,6% @alex.daoud

Physical click issue sounds strange, does it do it regardless of configuration options in the sys prefs?

 

The CPU issue just came to light today - I'm not sure whats causing it as it isnt happening on my machine but I'll be looking into it.

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37 minutes ago, alex.daoud said:

Physical click issue sounds strange, does it do it regardless of configuration options in the sys prefs?

 

The CPU issue just came to light today - I'm not sure whats causing it as it isnt happening on my machine but I'll be looking into it.

sysprefs doesnt change the click behaviour for me.

 

more detailed issue: physical clicks work about 30% of the time. The rest either the mouse button up or the mouse button down event is not registered in a timely manner. takes 1-3seconds to fix itself.

 

* physical clicks are not registered (nothing happens), this only happens after at least one successful click in the past few seconds

* a drag and drop / highlighting is not released and will continue even without any button pressed -> will be freed after a short amount of time after the actual button up event

* hammering the physical click will make it worse (counter-intuitive ;-) )

* taps work like intended, dont seem to interrupt the physical click "timer"

 

i have the issue on two different dell xps 15 models, so i doubt it has anything to do with faulty hardware (and it works well with voodoops2)

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9 hours ago, wmchris said:

does the physical click work well for you? i still have the issue, that physical clicks are most of the time unreliable (which makes drag and drop pretty impossible for me).

Also the hidd process gets a high cpu load whenever i move the cursor (>50%), normal is 0,6% @alex.daoud

Will check and confirm. I don't use physical click generally though.

I have enabled the "three finger" drag and drop from the Accessibility system preference 

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10 hours ago, wmchris said:

does the physical click work well for you? i still have the issue, that physical clicks are most of the time unreliable (which makes drag and drop pretty impossible for me).

Also the hidd process gets a high cpu load whenever i move the cursor (>50%), normal is 0,6% @alex.daoud

I have same problem with physical click on XPS15 and XiaomiPro15.6.

It just unreliable and i think it maybe 50% will catch my click and 50% will ignore my click.

 

Here are the system preference.

Physical Clink was the 3-rd option Unchecked and test and you will find the same phenomenon.

 

Thanks for alex's great drviers for I2C devices.

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Hello,

I have DELL XPS 15 95504K

I have to report a strange problem, If I connect the Dell Adapter DA200 , Ethernet works but then breaks after sleep.

I have tried with a HP usb-c adapter and it works even after sleep. I don't know why there is this difference.

Also, after disconnecting the usb-c adapters it happens that the pointer, using trackpad with VoodooI2C  jumps by himself, I was able to reproduce this issue and it  happens only after disconnecting USB-C. If I connect again the adapter the cursor works normally again.

I don't know the reason of this behaviour, since I followed the guide and patched ACPI for I2C.

I attach files for reporting.

Thank you in advance for help.

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Hi all, I'm wanting to hackintosh my 9550 4k with toshiba SSD. Im using a friends macbook air for now, and think I want to make the switch from Windows but i can't stand the new keyboards. Also linux just won't cut it anymore. I'm also hoping this might require a little bit less tinkering once it's set up than most Linux distros do.

 

SO, I noticed the main post hasn't been updated for a while according to the last edited date of nov 2017....

 

Is there an updated guide that i'm missing? Sorry if it's obvious and I missed it! 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Luc1d said:

Hi all, I'm wanting to hackintosh my 9550 4k with toshiba SSD. Im using a friends macbook air for now, and think I want to make the switch from Windows but i can't stand the new keyboards. Also linux just won't cut it anymore. I'm also hoping this might require a little bit less tinkering once it's set up than most Linux distros do.

 

SO, I noticed the main post hasn't been updated for a while according to the last edited date of nov 2017....

 

Is there an updated guide that i'm missing? Sorry if it's obvious and I missed it!

 

its in the tutorial, literaly the first big sentence after the computer logo......

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I'm experiencing weird crashes, it logs me out of my online accounts and the laptop freezes, logs me out entirely and I most of the times can't log back in(the only way is hard shutdown and reboot).
I'm not sure what can be causing it, tho.

 

When I was once finally able to log back in there was a window that stated something like "Unapproved Caller: SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple software". I googled it and tried to follow the steps of booting in single user and deleting every folder in /var/folders but it didn't solve the issue.

I'm going to update to 10.14 this weekend to see if the issue persists.

 

On 9/21/2018 at 7:48 AM, nabeelmoeen said:

how is the pinch to zoom in/out working for you? (or is it not supported?)

 

I get it to zoom in most of the time, zoom out is more finicky :)

 

I usually don't use the trackpad to zoom in/out, I'm a keyboard shortcuts fan :whistle:

I just tried it in Preview and it seems like it doesn't catch the gesture 100% of the times, but when it does it is smooth in the zoom in and a bit more "rude" while zooming out.

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I'd wait with Mojave until the next .1 update, maybe even until .3 - that's a good measure with Apple. Always has been.

I'm at least waiting until I'll end the Linux experiment.

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4 hours ago, Gymnae said:

I'd wait with Mojave until the next .1 update, maybe even until .3 - that's a good measure with Apple. Always has been.

I'm at least waiting until I'll end the Linux experiment.

I usually wait a lot, but there is no support for USB connected monitors(displaylink) from 10.13.4+ and it seems like they solved the issue in 10.14. My dock is almost useless right now... :(

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I have updated today to 10.14, but the internal Display will stay black, when it comes back from Sleep. Is there any fix for this? Under HS I didn't have this problem.

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22 minutes ago, KamikazePlatypus said:

Does anyone have a list of kexts and drivers I should be using with the 9550?

In the first post you'll find a link to the github repo where you find clear instructions on how to install it and all the required kexts.

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17 hours ago, phaberest said:

In the first post you'll find a link to the github repo where you find clear instructions on how to install it and all the required kexts.

wait for the 10.14 git commit

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Hey Guys,

 

just wanted to quickly check here before I report a bug and troubleshoot with the developer.

I've switched to VoodooI2C v 2.1.4 today, and if I draw a circle with the mousepointer using the trackpad continuously I can see how it teleports in the last known direction of the circle - exactly every second, which makes it impossible to do a circle.

 

Same thing can be observed if you slowly scroll on this page. The scroll will be jumpy at every second.

 

 

I have added the DSDT files as per hvolkoff's initial discussion

 

 

Is anyone else seeing this on our machines? Are everyone else still using the SSDT-I2CX.aml and SSDT-XOSI.aml from the linked post or has the development of the kext changed so it's no longer needed?

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4 hours ago, Lockzi said:

Hey Guys,

 

just wanted to quickly check here before I report a bug and troubleshoot with the developer.

I've switched to VoodooI2C v 2.1.4 today, and if I draw a circle with the mousepointer using the trackpad continuously I can see how it teleports in the last known direction of the circle - exactly every second, which makes it impossible to do a circle.

Is anyone else seeing this on our machines? Are everyone else still using the SSDT-I2CX.aml and SSDT-XOSI.aml from the linked post or has the development of the kext changed so it's no longer needed?

Hello, I'm  experiencing the same issue, but only after sleep. In my case the cursor jumps randomly, I can reproduce the issue moving the cursor or in a straight line or making circles.

I'm using VoodooI2C v2.1 with SSDT from the git repo and patched with  SSDT-I2CX.aml and SSDT-XOSI.aml from the same post.

I really don't know the cause, so now I'm going to update to the last version and I'll tell you

 

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9 hours ago, Tiberio Galbiati said:

Hello, I'm  experiencing the same issue, but only after sleep. In my case the cursor jumps randomly, I can reproduce the issue moving the cursor or in a straight line or making circles.

I'm using VoodooI2C v2.1 with SSDT from the git repo and patched with  SSDT-I2CX.aml and SSDT-XOSI.aml from the same post.

I really don't know the cause, so now I'm going to update to the last version and I'll tell you

 

 

So then I am guessing it is something with our implementation.

 

I have not realized nor confirmed that it occurs after sleep. Interesting, will check it out.

It seems like it has something to do with the GPIO pins for trackpad interrupts? Maybe I should try rolling back the GPIO patches and use VoodooI2Cs polling method instead...

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2 hours ago, Lockzi said:

 

So then I am guessing it is something with our implementation.

 

I have not realized nor confirmed that it occurs after sleep. Interesting, will check it out.

It seems like it has something to do with the GPIO pins for trackpad interrupts? Maybe I should try rolling back the GPIO patches and use VoodooI2Cs polling method instead...

APCIBatteryManager is known to clash with VoodooI2C and cause jittery movement. Try removing it if you have it and check if that improves things.

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    • By tlefko
      Description
      This esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies. Highly recommend using DW1560 wifi card, killer wifi isn't supported. This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I take no credit for. I am only responsible for minor changes in files and plists, as well as placement and instructions throughout the guide (as well as the work used from previous projects). Many files and ideas are sourced from @maz-1, @syscl, and my previous guides Granted, many files are similar or the same but there is significantly less of them and/or they are predeployed into spots where they will work just as well, even if not as efficient on bootup. Esentially, this guide is designed to provide a perfectly working setup with little knowledge of the topic and without optimization (because often they can break things). Most patches on the main plist use patches implemented by him as well. ****This guide does work excellently however and will provide you with a near perfect setup for Catalina for your XPS 9350, and is currently my daily driver as I struggled using the referenced users files as well.
      Styling
      This guide is designed to be literally as thorough as possible to appeal to those who really don't understand many of the things in @maz-1's guide or some of the other users as they assume you would already understand this information. It does not cover complex topics like undervolting etc etc Notes
      Never tested USB C except for charging, works great no issues with sleep, wakeup. power management is defaulted as I found with @maz-1 it had issues when on battery switching from AC USB devices eject on sleep (not really an issue) Haven't implemented a Bluetooth solution into this yet, as I don't really use it -- will be added ASAP (I believe KILLER WIFI will NOT work, must use one of the supported chipsets (DW1560 is excellent) BIOS Setup
      Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps)
      Format a USB (16GB) as Journaled and then proceed to download the latest Catalina Installer Patcher Application Download the latest Catalina installer from within the Patcher App, and select to download a new copy and install to your USB device Download the clover configurator application and mount the EFI of the USB partition, then copy the contents of the Files linked above to the EFI Folder within the EFI partition. ** This is because the App Store installers will often not download a full installer, just an truncated version that downloads the installer files from the interent while installing. Thus, they're not bootable from a USB as they're not complete. That is why you should use this method to make sure the installer is usable for bootable media.
      Install Steps
      Simply use F12 to boot from the USB device, and select the USB Device and then boot from the Install mac OS partition. I have defaulted the installer to boot into verbose mode so I can easily see the errors you guys are seeing if you encounter them. If everything goes well, you can disable these from the boot arguments selection of Clover Configurator Boot into the USB Device, and follow the steps to format your SSD from the installer to install Mac OS Catalina. NOTE THE TRACKPAD WILL NOT FUNCTION AT THIS POINT, BUT THE TOUCHSCREEN WILL. This is caused by the way the installer handles Kext loading but because the touchscreen is being loaded via usb and the keyboard in a different method (which I can explain in detail if you'd like, the install will be possible. Do not be alarmed if the installer takes a long time to boot into, this is expected Once you have done this step, use F12 to select the USB and boot into the installer from the SSD in the options menu. (you cannot boot natively yet as the EFI isn't copied into the SSD yet. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now we will add this as a native boot option. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now will we add this as a boot entry so you can always boot from this natively without the USB. Boot Entry Setup
      Boot into the BIOS of the computer, then navigate to the Boot setup (or entries (not sure what it is called exactly, but it will be a list of the options your computer selects to boot) Click add new, and make sure the USB isn't plugged in. Select the only option that is avaiable, and in FS0 navigate to Boot/BOOTx64. Add this as an entry, then select this as whatever priority you would like. Credits
      Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers (@maz-1) Messages and Facetime
      Using Clover Configuator generate your own Serials, Board Numbers, MLB There are various guides online to do this and as default they're set to essentially Null (Fakeserial) This is fairly straightforward and there is lots of documentation, just don't open these apps until you've done this properly. Finished!
      Congratulations, there really aren't any more steps that are required. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Files can be downloaded here, and issues and help requests can be said here or opened into the GitHub page. Please @ me for a faster response on this page, as I am not that attentive, also, feel free to PM me.  Github: https://github.com/tlefko/XPS13-9350-Catalina Thanks for reading! Files.zip
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