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On 6/28/2018 at 10:27 PM, xela said:

I am still using smbios MacbookPro 14,3 on OS X 10.13.5 (also 10.3.6 beta 4). Did an upgrade by downloading OS X 10.13.5 Installer from Apps Store and let the machine do the rest, for about 20 mins. I think 10.13.5 resolved those black screen you experienced.

 

Any luck on brightness control ?

I've been too busy with other things and haven't been able to finish working on brightness control, but all my attempts so far have failed.  I do still think it might be possible.  I'm still on 10.13.4 and everything else is working so I haven't updated further yet.  I will soon.

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when i try to install HS my screen get freeze on the apple logo, i been used the files of the past post (the last), any have any idea why is happening this, y can't boot with -v

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3 minutes ago, IST4RIK said:

when i try to install HS my screen get freeze on the apple logo, i been used the files of the past post (the last), any have any idea why is happening this, y can't boot with -v

try boot arg "cpus=1"

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On 7/22/2018 at 1:46 PM, xela said:

try boot arg "cpus=1"

Im trying to install 10.13.6, but I've seen it's more functional 10.12.5, anyone has tried with 10.13.6? im trying again but I don't know if my error was of the version or anything else, anyone in 10.13.6 can upload his own EFI folder for check any issues, and upgrade 

 

The error with the verbose mode enabled is IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3

Thanks

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On 7/25/2018 at 4:46 PM, IST4RIK said:

Im trying to install 10.13.6, but I've seen it's more functional 10.12.5, anyone has tried with 10.13.6? im trying again but I don't know if my error was of the version or anything else, anyone in 10.13.6 can upload his own EFI folder for check any issues, and upgrade 

 

The error with the verbose mode enabled is IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3

Thanks

I was trying to install a clean 10.13.6 version but it can't boot, i'm getting a not allocate memory error, any idea to fix that?

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On 7/26/2018 at 7:46 AM, IST4RIK said:

Im trying to install 10.13.6, but I've seen it's more functional 10.12.5, anyone has tried with 10.13.6? im trying again but I don't know if my error was of the version or anything else, anyone in 10.13.6 can upload his own EFI folder for check any issues, and upgrade 

 

The error with the verbose mode enabled is IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3

Thanks

 

5 hours ago, luisrene88 said:

I was trying to install a clean 10.13.6 version but it can't boot, i'm getting a not allocate memory error, any idea to fix that?

Have you guys try booting with cpus=1 maxmem=4096 ?

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Stuck at the "IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3" problem.

 

Using Xela's 062618 folder. Made sure Inject Intel was disabled. Is there a step I'm missing?

 

AW 15 R3 1070 Gsync

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Thanks for the response. 

 

cpus=1 didn't help unfortunately. 

 

What did work however, is booting into safe mode post install to set up accounts and activate. Installing latest Webdrivers whilst in safe mode. Rebooting normally.

 

No more LockState3 and a very fast Hack.

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On 9/13/2017 at 3:38 PM, xela said:

Computer:
Dell Alienware 15 r3, i7-7700HQ/Intel Kaby Lake rev. 05, BIOS 1.0.9, Intel® HD Graphics 630/

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (1920x1080) G-SYNC Panel 16GB RAM, Clover UEFI

Working:
- Discrete GPU GTX 1070 (WebDriver-378.05.05.25f01, NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext)
- i7-7700HQ Power Management (ssdt.aml | HWP | freqvector script)
- Keyboard and Trackpad not complete yet, complement with Karabiner-Elements-11.0.0 (ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext) VoodooPS2Controller.kext

- Audio ALC298-13 (ALC298_Alienware.zip)
- Gigabit Lan (AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext)
- Wifi & Bluetooth (swap card BCM94352Z)
- Auto/Timer/Sleep, Wake
- NVMe 960EVO M.2 SSD (use HackrNVMeFamily.kext, patch_nvme.sh --spoof option)
- NVME Toshiba M.2 SSD (convert to 4K LBA, use smartool under ubuntu)
- USB2/3, USB3 type C
- Mini-display port to display port
- HDMI port Video only

Not Working:
- Intel iGPU 630 HD (due to g-sync feature, display from iGPU not possible, but can be make use during video playback for quicksync)
- Display brightness (work around use Shades)
 
Patch Applied - dsdt.aml:
- "Fix _WAK Arg0 v2"
- "HPET Fix"
- "SMBUS Fix"
- "IRQ Fix"
- "RTC Fix"
- "OS Check Fix"
- "Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel"

 

Using 'Hot Patch" and SSDT injections (https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config/tree/master/hotpatch)

 

Summary and outstanding issues:
- For some reason voodooTCSync.kext is required to prevent KP.
- Mouse cursor invisible upon booting up, right click to show.
- Audio no sound output if the process of sleep is interrupted.
- Seems to have problems in my kernel logs, can anybody help?

        * kernel: (AppleACPIPlatform) ACPI Error:
        * Namespace lookup failure, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS

- Working on HDMI audio, can anybody help ?

 

 

Others:

- Managed to install Serria 10.12.6 on Alienware 13r3/17r4 as above.

- Include native screen brightness control and key mapping, due to non-gsync config. (RehabMan's Patching DSDT/SSDT for LAPTOP back light control)

- DGPU can be disable for extended battery life,

 

Note: I have very limited knowledge about computer and hackintosh, so please comment
if any.

 

Credits:

- http://www.insanelymac.com

- Piker-Alpha, superb knowledge, scripts and ...

- RehabMan, superb knowledge, documentation, scripts and ...

- Cat Woman, gigabit lan driver ...

- Macmerc, audio driver ...

- And those I may have miss out ...

- Me, for :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

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CLOVER.zip

LE_Kext.txt

aw15r3.ioreg.zip

kernel.log.zip

Hello Donators. I am newbie in this game and thanks to your sharing I have got my Alienware 17R4 working Sierra just fine but I have got into some problems. Can you help me out how to get HDMI and Mini Displayport working? I don't understand much. My device cannot sleep, too. It wakes up immediately after sleep and my camera cannot working also, I have tried some research but it's going nowhere.
I really appreciate if you can help me out.

This is my device specs:
Alienware 17R4
i7 -6700HQ
16GB RAM
GTX1070

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8 hours ago, vuong.nc0411 said:

Hello Donators. I am newbie in this game and thanks to your sharing I have got my Alienware 17R4 working Sierra just fine but I have got into some problems. Can you help me out how to get HDMI and Mini Displayport working? I don't understand much. My device cannot sleep, too. It wakes up immediately after sleep and my camera cannot working also, I have tried some research but it's going nowhere.
I really appreciate if you can help me out.

This is my device specs:
Alienware 17R4
i7 -6700HQ
16GB RAM
GTX1070

I 'll try to help. Can you post your clover folder and ioreg of your system ?

Do you have a g-sync panel ?

 

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9 hours ago, xela said:

I 'll try to help. Can you post your clover folder and ioreg of your system ?

Do you have a g-sync panel ?

 

Thank you very much xela.
This is my Clover folder and IOReg. If I did something wrong please guide me to make it right. thank you.

Clover_IOReg.zip

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2 hours ago, xela said:

do you have a g-sync panel ?

 

No, I think I don't have one. is that a problem? In my device specs I didnt see any information about G-sync.

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2 hours ago, vuong.nc0411 said:

No, I think I don't have one. is that a problem? In my device specs I didnt see any information about G-sync.

I need to understand your hardware first before I can generate a basic config.plist for you to start. The computer name may sound the same but we have very different hardware but I think there is a good chance of getting your system working. So I need as much system details as possible. I will gen a Clover config with I have from you, will post when ready.

 

Meanwhile I suggest you read up more (https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config) and if possible send me 'dxdiag' in window.

 

 

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3 hours ago, vuong.nc0411 said:

No, I think I don't have one. is that a problem? In my device specs I didnt see any information about G-sync.

Try this clover folder on your system.

CLOVER.zip

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46 minutes ago, xela said:

Try this clover folder on your system.

CLOVER.zip

Thank you so much. Am I supposed to replace my current Clover folder in the EFI with yours? Is there anything I have to do?
And btw, this is my dxdiag from windows.

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43 minutes ago, vuong.nc0411 said:

Thank you so much. Am I supposed to replace my current Clover folder in the EFI with yours? Is there anything I have to do?
And btw, this is my dxdiag from windows.

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Yes, replace your clover folder but make a backup of your copy first.

 

diagdx -> save all information will be more useful

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7 hours ago, xela said:

 

Yes, replace your clover folder but make a backup of your copy first.

 

diagdx -> save all information will be more useful

Sorry. I didn't notice the button. Here is the Dxdiag Info.

DxDiag.txt

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8 hours ago, xela said:

 

Yes, replace your clover folder but make a backup of your copy first.

 

diagdx -> save all information will be more useful

Hello xela. Thank you for your help, I have tried to replace the Clover folder but the result was bad. The memory of HD530 was only 7MB and the screen got glitch, the aero effect of dock and taskbar were gone. The sound, HDMI and display port were not working as well. Were there anything else that I had to do but I missed after replace Clover folder?

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According to your dxdiag, you have intel hd530,  try this clover. You're running 10.12.6, I am on 10.13.6 now.

 

It very hard for a newbie in this game even on a desktop let alone laptop which is much harder. The best thing for you right now is to understand your hardware and read as much as possible (https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config). One step at a time, it can be done.

 

Attach is the Clover folder for your review and install. Again try to understand why those value are there and also learn to adapt and change the value relative to your hardware.

 

So, Happy hacking and post  !

CLOVER.zip

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37 minutes ago, xela said:

According to your dxdiag, you have intel hd530,  try this clover. You're running 10.12.6, I am on 10.13.6 now.

 

It very hard for a newbie in this game even on a desktop let alone laptop which is much harder. The best thing for you right now is to understand your hardware and read as much as possible (https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config). One step at a time, it can be done.

 

Attach is the Clover folder for your review and install. Again try to understand why those value are there and also learn to adapt and change the value relative to your hardware.

 

So, Happy hacking and post  !

CLOVER.zip

Thank you for your help. really appreciate!

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I was able to install and log in on 10.13.6 also Nvidia driver installed, here my progress

 

Integrate screen black after apple logo:

after install the system I installed the Nvidia drivers, disable intel graphic and restart, then my screen get black and my surprise was that my external monitor just turned on when detect signal on my HDMI, the Nvidia driver was working also a weird intel driver was loaded, see my attachment.

 

Integrate screen get stuck on apple logo but the system loads on my external monitor, see attach:

to reproduce this just enable the inject intel option and restart, my surprise was that the apple logo get stuck but my external monitor doesn't.

 

g-sycn?

I was wondering if this could be because my integrate screen is 4k and maybe has g-sycn, honestly I don't know how to confirm this.

 

Loading drivers.

Ok I was happy, then I tried to load the kexts files provided by @xela but none of them work, only the ethernet is working and I think is because was installed by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] I added all files in my clover configuration

 

I also included my 'dxdiag' output if someone wants to see my hardware detailed.

 

Alienware 15 R3

GTX 1070

Intel HD 530

4K integrated screen

 

 

 

All files and configuration:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1joTrqIvSmoTxfhVWVmmxXy0nteBaowt1 

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@luisrene88

 

Have you try CoreDisplayFixup.kext to enable 4K display (https://github.com/PMheart/CoreDisplayFixup/releases)?

 

What is your max display refresh rate in windows ? (120hz = gsync)

 

I reviewed your clover folder but there is almost nothing inside your config.plist. Here is a mod clover folder for your aw15r3, try it and see if it fix your 4K display.

 

CLOVER.zip

 

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