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ive successfully run high sierra now, but i dont know how to get my audio work. Only the HDMI and AirPlay devices are listed in the Settings. Ive already tried copying the recent lilu and AppleHDA kexts into the /kexts/other folder on the EFI Partition

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Hi all ... I have managed to set up my 780 with High Sierra after a bit of struggle but now it boots without interruption and I'm rapt.

 

I had to edit the Clover boot loader options to specifically disable the ATI Injection option to get this to work.  I thought I would need this since I am using an ATI 5450 as many have recommended but with the option enabled this just threw a bunch of errors on the screen after trying to run the install or load options from the boot loader.

 

So now, my next priority is to get the resolution right.  The display should be set at 1920x1080 but it's set lower and stretched. 

 

How can I go about tweaking this resolution setting?  In the display properties there is only one option - 1280x1024.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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Did you rollback kexts as explained in Step 6 & 8?

 



Save in advance the following Kext's from your Sierra installation from /System/Library/Extensions:
 
AMDRadeonX3000.kext
AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
IOAccelerator2D.plugin
IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext

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hi morpheusman ... no.. I didn't ... I thought that was only necesary if the screen went black -- which it didn't

 

I'll try that tonight.

 

While I have your ear - so to speak - can you suggest how I would go about making whatever changes I need to make so that I can connect remotely (using eg VNC) to my hackintosh?  I tried from another machine on my home network and I keep getting "connection refused"

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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On 5/3/2018 at 10:03 PM, unrealpants said:

While I have your ear - so to speak - can you suggest how I would go about making whatever changes I need to make so that I can connect remotely (using eg VNC) to my hackintosh?  I tried from another machine on my home network and I keep getting "connection refused"

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

I use TeamViewer, but have not used it in a while.

4 hours ago, Arsalan.ghaffar said:

hi, i got to installer but cant find my  HDD there, its currenlty in ntfs, running windows... optiplex 780, c2d...

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Are your Bios Settings Correct, and is the Hard Drive seen in your Bios?

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Hi morpheusman

 

Did you rollback kexts as explained in Step 6 & 8?

 

Yes, I now have done this and it has worked!

 

Next challenge -- audio.  I tried following the steps but I had no luck with my Optiplex 7780 using the ALC method.

 

Any tips?  .... or are there some more detailed steps somewhere I can try to follow for this?

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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On 5/4/2018 at 4:03 AM, unrealpants said:

hi morpheusman ... no.. I didn't ... I thought that was only necesary if the screen went black -- which it didn't

 

I'll try that tonight.

 

While I have your ear - so to speak - can you suggest how I would go about making whatever changes I need to make so that I can connect remotely (using eg VNC) to my hackintosh?  I tried from another machine on my home network and I keep getting "connection refused"

 

Cheers

 

Paul


Maybe I'm joining the party a little late, but in order to use remote access you'll need to enable this in settings > sharing > screen sharing.

DP5 running without issues (as expected) on my 790 

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Posted (edited)

DP5 update Optiplex780 also without problems

As always:
rollback graphics kext for the HD5450
rollback AppleHDA for audio

 

 

@unrealpants

rollback appelhda works?

Edited by MacPeet

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This process has been fun and productive... but more problems keep appearing ... 

 

now the network drops out rather regularly....  I notice on another forum they suggest to do a 'NIC restart' 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/network-stops-working-when-downloading-large-files.22473/

 

If that's the solution and it's something I can automate, I'm happy to try.

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@MacPeet

 

no.... I tried using EasyKext to rollback using the kexts you supplied from 10.13.3 but no joy.  Is there something else I need to do?... in your first post, you suggested using 11 or 13 to match the on-board audio in Clover Configurator.  I'll try searching for those instructions and give it another go.  In other news, my network dropouts seem to have gone away.... yay!

 

....

 

ok so I've found these instrucitons https://hackintosher.com/guides/get-hackintosh-audio-working/

 

Should I be following these? I don't want to mess anything up now things are working so well (except for audio)

Edited by unrealpants

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@MacPeet I replaced my config.plist, DSDT.aml and the AppleALC and Lilu files with the ones that that you supplied but still I see no option at all for audio output device.

 

it feels like I'm *so* close but have missed some minor but important step.

 

In this dialogue there are no options when I click "Selected sound output device"

 

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voodoohda disabler still on board
check L / E
check terminal "kextstat"
check Systeminformationen.app/Extensions if AppleHDA is loaded

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On 5/13/2018 at 11:51 PM, unrealpants said:

Hi morpheusman

 

Did you rollback kexts as explained in Step 6 & 8?

 

Yes, I now have done this and it has worked!

 

Next challenge -- audio.  I tried following the steps but I had no luck with my Optiplex 7780 using the ALC method.

 

Any tips?  .... or are there some more detailed steps somewhere I can try to follow for this?

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

Sorry, the Video kexts rollback is something I have not had to deal with because I upgraded to 790 and 990. 

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13 hours ago, MacPeet said:

voodoohda disabler still on board
check L / E
check terminal "kextstat"
check Systeminformationen.app/Extensions if AppleHDA is loaded

 

how could you tell that the voodoohda disabler is "still on board"?  if this is a bad thing, how do I get rid of it?

 

by "Check L / E" do you mean Library/Extensions ?

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14 hours ago, MacPeet said:

voodoohda disabler still on board
check L / E
check terminal "kextstat"
check Systeminformationen.app/Extensions if AppleHDA is loaded

 

OK I've checked Library/Extensions - AppleHDA.kext is there

I checked System/Library/Extensions - AppleHDA.kext is there

I ran "kextstat" and could not see any reference to ApplieHDA.kext in the output.. the only thing close was com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController

i couldn't find any "Systeminformation.app/Extensions"

Is this meaningful?

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AppleHDA does not belong to Library / Extensions
You probably installed the rollback AppleHDA 10.13.3 after Library / Extensions
delete AppleHDA in Library / Extensions
and Rollback AppleHDA 10.13.3 to S / L / E

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17 hours ago, MacPeet said:

AppleHDA does not belong to Library / Extensions
You probably installed the rollback AppleHDA 10.13.3 after Library / Extensions
delete AppleHDA in Library / Extensions
and Rollback AppleHDA 10.13.3 to S / L / E

Hi MacPeet .. I deleted AppleHDA in L / E and rolled back AppleHDA 10.13.3 to S / L / E
AppleHDA.kext definitely appears in S / L / E now and not in L / E but still no sound options and kextstatus is not showing even the AppleHDAController I saw yesterday
 

Should I try playing with the 'Options' that appear when the Clover bootloader comes on at startup?

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Audio is activated in the BIOS ???

 

DSDT.aml is in EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ ???

 

Check System Information Extensions in Utilities:

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Let KextUtility run again for cache rebuild

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       Mojave in HFS 
       
       
       
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto.zip
      Pacchetto-2.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13-NoLog.zip
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.1-No_LOG.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.2_No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.3-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.4-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.5_No_Log.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip






    • By ryugae
      Hello to everyone, is nice to be here. After spending 2 weeks or so over the month I've finally managed to install my new Hackintosh HS 10.13.6.
      My HW:
      CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.20GHz
      MOBO: H81M-VG4
      RAM: HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
      PSU: CX 750M 750W
      GPU: GEFORCE GTX 750ti 2GB vRAM GDDR5
      I know, I know, this is probably the worst hackintosh hardware you ever seen but at the moment I don't have a better computer. Everything work fine, I made a vanilla installation using clover and everything work fine.
       
      The only problem is the lag part. Many people told me that my pentium will not have hardware video decoding so it will have to do software decoding which is slow on my chip. Then I should replace my hardware - motherboard and everything else.
       
      I ask to you, guys: there is a workaround to this?
      I already installed the last Nvidia Web Drivers (387.10.10.10.10.40.105).
      On clover I apported a little edit to my InjectIntel FakeID typing as value 0x1902 (I'm using an Haswell GT1) and it worked, now my hackintosh is more smooth - window resize or similar animations are more fluid and I can finally watch youtube videos in 720-1080p. But lag remains. I can't see a 1080p video using quicktime because is too laggy and I also tried GeekBench some days ago and I received a result of 21 fps, lol.
      Also right now when I'm typing there is a little, little lag. I should stop see videos and still use this hackintosh with this problem or there is a workaround to fix it?
      I asked on every Hackintosh discord group but no chances... everyone told me the same thing but also to ask to someone else with a different point of view.
       
      Thank you to everyone.
      Some sources about my exactly problem: https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/6hzky4/laggy_fullscreen_animation_on_youtube_videos/
    • By Gymnae
      Due to Apple's QA, an update to Mojave will come when Mojave reaches its second 2nd point release (aka .2)
       

      Introduction
      The H370 chipset powers 8th generation Intel Core-i CPUs. Even though the name H370 rings comparable to Z370, the H370 is based on newer silicon. This it also requires some new approaches compared to the Z370. An example would be on-die USB 3.1 and WiFi support.
       
      Since this guide is not a "hold-your-hand-every-step" guide, I assume you know:
      Clover installation and configuration How to create an install medium for MacOS Access and configure the BIOS Have heard of ACPI patching (I'm a newb at this myself)  
      What works
      Sleep (via DSDT edits and emulated NVRAM) On-board Audio (via CloverALC script) Native power management (without any kext or patch) All USB ports (and only those present are active) iGPU for both acceleration and display dGPU (I'm running an Nvidia GTX 1080)  
      Untested
      NIC --> I'm using WiFi only  
      What doesn't work
      Native NVRAM via AptioMemoryFix.efi DMVT Pre-alloc higher than 64MB (but not necessary)  
      Changes to the guide:
      22.5.18: Added SSDT hot-patching to enable sleep, replacing DSDT static patching as an alternative.
      23.5.18: Add iMac18,1 as alternative SMBIOS config for those relying on the iGPU for output
      25.6.18: Added update info
      28.8.18: Small changes for clarity, changed info for afps loading & updated USB patch for 13.6
      04.10.18: Update to Mojave will come once Mojave is more mature
       
      1. Installation
      This guide heavy inspired by the work of /u/corpnewt of /r/hackintosh and his (sorta) Vanilla guide
       
      1.1 Create the install media for MacOS
      Follow this, if you are using a Mac to start off with. If you are totally new to MacOS, then please check the basic guide Creation of an installer media in windows or linux
       
      1.2 Install Clover on the install media
      Using the Clover installer, ensure you are installing to the USB medium you are using for the installer.
      Chose the following options, leaving the others on default: 
       
      UEFI driver: AptioMemoryFix UEFI driver: ApfsDriverLoader UEFI booting only Install to ESP  
      You have to get your hands on an apfs.efi. A google search can help, or extracting it from the Installer package. Make sure you procure a version matching the MacOS version you are about to install. Place the apfs.efi in drivers64UEFI.
       
      1.2 Adjust the config.plist for the installer
      You can use the config.plist attached as a guideline, but take a look at it before and at least adjust the SMBIOS - otherwise it won't boot.
      Attention: The attached plist contains audio patches introduced by a post-install step. If you run into problems, you might remove those. It also contains a manual slide value, which should normally not be needed, but works fine for me. It is also tuned for usage with an Nvidia Pascal dGPU as main GPU.
       
      The config you create now should serve you nicely for install and running the system.
       
      Take care of adding the following basics:
      SMBIOS: iMac18,3 - You can generate a serial number via Clover Configurator. The creation of a proper SMBIOS is covered in many guides to good extend Note: If you aim at using the iGPU for output, a user reported that iMac18,1 works better - since iMac18,3 produces sever flicker. Look at the graphics section and adjust the injection for Intel to your situation  
      Fixes

      Patches

      Devices

      Graphics
      Important:
      Change 0x59120003 to 0x59120000 if you don't use a dGPU as your main display Driver and instead use the iGPU for output.
      Also note. SMBIOS iMac18,1 has been reported to work better in this configuration. But 18,3 works fine for me.

      Kernel and Kext patches
       
      1.3 kexts and friends
      Add the supplied SSDT-UAIC.aml to "patched" - it limits the injected USB Ports to the actual number and ports valid for this board.
       
      Required kexts on "Other":
      FakeSMC.kext IntelGraphicsFixup.kext Lilu.kext When having an Nvidia card: NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext IntelMausiEthernet.kext in case you're running Ethernet USBInjectAll.kext with the HCI-300-series-injector.kext --> These two should be installed to /L/E after install  
      We are leaving sound out at the moment, this is something for post-install. Please note the absence of Shiki, I don't find it necessary. Video material I tried made use of the iGPU without shiki.
       
      1.4 Check BIOS and install
      You should be ready for install. But before you reboot, please take a look at your BIOS and set it up accordingly (copied from the aforementioned guide and adapted):
      Load Optimized Defaults Disable VT-d setting If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it Set OS Type to Windows 8/10 or OtherOS - I have not seen a difference Turn off internal Serial and Parallel port Turn off Network stack for boot Turn off wake-on-lan (for now) Set XHCI Handoff to Enabled Don't enable decode over 4G Depending on your GPU, set priority for boot Set internal GPU to enable Set DMVT pre-alloc to 64MB Set USB legacy to enabled Activate XMP profile 1 f your Ram has it (mine doesn't and I added the timings manually) Set ERP to enable, disable platform power management (I need to do more research if this could be enabled)  
      I've attached my current BIOS config "hack2". You can place that on a fat32 drive (the EFI partition of your install USB drive might be an idea) and see if it loads. It's made for and with the F2 BIOS.
       
      The install itself should be like other MacOS Hackintosh installs with it several reboots and ensuring to select the correct boot device in Clover.
       
      2. Post-install
       
      2.1 Install clover on target
      This is a no-brainer, but install a fresh copy of Clover on your target medium.
       
      During install select again AptioMemoryFix but also additionally
      EmuVariableUefi-64.efi Install RC scripts on target volume because otherwise NVRAM doesn't seem to work
       
      After the install, copy
      config.plist contents of "Other" content of "patched" apfs.efi from drivers64UEFI to your new clover install.
       
      2.1 Edit ACPI for slumber
      Choose one option, not both. The hot-patch is experimental, but for the moment it is stable.
       
      2.1.1 Edit DSDT
      This is necessary only once on initial install and every time, you edit or upgrade the BIOS. The DSDT.aml attached to this post might work for your system or give you a file to compare to. Don't expect it to work for you, though.
      I won't go into the details of DSDT extraction and patching. There are better guides (the linked guide is a rip-off of rehabman's guide from a different forum). Please follow such a guide to extract your ACPI data.
       
      Locate and disassemble the DSDT with the newest iasl binary you can put your hands on, then open it with MacIASL in its newest version you can find (Hint: Here is a good source) You can check if the version is new enough if MacIASL doesn't throw error upon compiling a freshly extracted DSDT.aml or DSDT.dst
       
      Add rehabmans repo (as per linked guide) and apply the following patches:
      Rename _DSM to _XDSM Fix _WAK Arg0 v2 USB3 _PRW 0x6D Skylake (instant wake) Find the CNVW device and remove the _PWR function there.
       
      Compile the DSDT and place it in "patched".
       
      2.1.2 Use SSDT hot-patching
      Instead of having to re-extract and re-patch the DSDT on every BIOS change or update, Hardware change one can also use ACPI hot-patching.
      It's a combination of config.plist patches and an SSDT, which is hot-patched into the ACPI (if I understand the process correctly)
       
      You need to add this SSDT-GPRW.aml to your Clover folder in the designated position at Clover/ACPI/patched You need to add this patch to your config.plist. It goes into the DSDT patch section  
      Note: This works for me, but the patch removes the _PRW method from all devices in the DSDT. This could have side-effects. So far, I have seen none. At the moment I'm also not applying any other patch, compared with the additional edits I made to the DSDT method before.
       
      2.2 Install kexts to system
      As mentioned in the install section, it's better to follow rehabman's instruction and install USBinjectAll.kext to /L/E:
      sudo cp -R Release/USBInjectAll.kext /Library/Extensions sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / 2.3 Enable onboard Audio
      This is where I'm not so happy currently, I'd like it to work without altering AppleHDA. But currently I find no other way.
       
      2.3.1 Install FakePCIID & FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio
      Rehabman tells us to use a kext installer to install it to /S/L/E. Chose the RELEASE folder
       
      2.3.2 Run CloverALC command
      Ensure your EFI partition is mounted before running this command
      Get the newest version of CloverALC command (audio_cloverALC-xxx.sh) and run it. Our Audio codec is RTL887 and I'm running with layout ID 1
       
      2.4 Optional steps
      If you have a dGPU, now it's the time to install its drivers and adjust the config.plist for it.
      This is out of scope of this guide. Yet, my supplied config.plist is ready to be used with Nvidia Pascal cards and using the Nvidia web driver.
       
      3. Updating
      Updating inside 10.3.x point updates doesn't require much attention:
      Download the update from the AppStore as any Mac would do Allow the system to reboot Before booting MacOS with Clover, make sure to disable extra drivers for dGPUs which require non-native support. If using an Nvidia dGPU: Remove "nvda_drv=1"  from your boot arguments and disable Nvidia injection If using a non natively supported AMD card, do the same for AMD (I'm not using AMD, thus I cannot be specific) Boot into the newly created Install MacOS partition Repeat this process until the Install partition is gone Boot MacOS again, still following 3., and potentially install updated drivers Your Audio might require re-patching  
      4. ToDo
      Move away from static DSDT patching to SSDT hotpatching --> requires my work Native NVRAM --> requires developer work Audio without AppleHDA patching --> requires developer work  
      5. Thanks to
      @MaLd0nfor helping finding the right way with the DSDT
      @RehabMan, for being a legend and helping me out patching
      @toleda, for audio patches for the 300 series
      /u/corpnewt, for his superb vanilla guide
      @wmchris for his super XPS 9550 guide and introducing me to hot-patching
      all the developers of clover and it's awesomeness
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml
      config.plist
      DSDT.aml
      hack2
    • By Discount_Mac
      Hello everyone,
       
      I was able to install macOS Sierra 10.12.6 a few months ago successfully with working audio, internet, etc.
       
      But now I want to upgrade to High Sierra and am not sure whether or not it will be compatible with my system. (Tried to do it using a High Sierra USB. Wouldn't boot into installer, showed "+++++++++++++" or something.)
       
      My specs are:
      Dell Optiplex 3010
      Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz (HD2500 Integrated Graphics)
      4GB of RAM
      NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 (Want to use this GPU, have an extra Radeon HD7470 somewhere that I can also use in this if needed)
      Conexant CX20641 Audio
      Realtek RTL8111E Ethernet
       
      So, can I upgrade to High Sierra? Please let me know.
       
      EDIT: I kept getting this error: (See attached image)
       
      Thanks
      -Discount_Mac

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