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Yeah - I Know. Seems a crazy way of doing it but maybe it's a better way??? Who knows.

 

Anyway, I'm nearly there with my BGM_SVG theme. It now includes images as symbols, where appropriate, and I've finally got round to including the font in the Theme file.

 

I still need to add images for the scroll bar and add night images for checkboxes, radio buttons and scroll bar. Maybe some other clean-ups etc. before I release it properly. I envisage this first release will not include animation.

 

Here's my latest file for testing. I'm interested in hearing any issues. For example, if there's anything that's not aligned properly or something that's obviously incorrect.

 

BGM_SVG_v0.8.2.zip

 

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1 hour ago, blackosx said:

Yeah - I Know. Seems a crazy way of doing it but maybe it's a better way??? Who knows.

 

Anyway, I'm nearly there with my BGM_SVG theme. It now includes images as symbols, where appropriate, and I've finally got round to including the font in the Theme file.

 

I still need to add images for the scroll bar and add night images for checkboxes, radio buttons and scroll bar. Maybe some other clean-ups etc. before I release it properly. I envisage this first release will not include animation.

 

Here's my latest file for testing. I'm interested in hearing any issues. For example, if there's anything that's not aligned properly or something that's obviously incorrect.

 

BGM_SVG_v0.8.2.zip

 

Please ask me to add it to Clover (Theme) to work?

Thank you.

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Yes. Install it as you would any other theme.

So, download the attachment, unzip it and drop the BGM_SVG_v0.8.2 dir in to your EFI/Clover/Themes directory.

Then either:

1 - change your config.plist GUI->Theme Entry to BGM_SVG_v0.8.2 or NVRAM var, if using one.

2 - Reboot in to Clover GUI with your currently installed theme, then change the theme in the GUI by navigating the menu options.

 

Edited by blackosx

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13 minutes ago, blackosx said:

Yes. Install it as you would any other theme.

So, download the attachment, unzip it and drop the BGM_SVG_v0.8.2 dir in to your EFI/Clover/Themes directory.

Then either:

1 - change your config.plist GUI->Theme Entry to BGM_SVG_v0.8.2 or NVRAM var, if using one.

2 - Reboot in to Clover GUI with your currently installed theme, then change the theme in the GUI by navigating the menu options.

 

Please look at my Themes folder and config.plist, where I have a problem that does not show the .svg theme.

Thank you.

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That looks fine.

Do you have a Clover.Theme nvram var set? Type nvram -p in terminal to check. if you do then that will take priority over config.plist.

 

But don't worry, just boot in to Clover using your current theme and select the theme from the menus. Options -> GUI tuning -> Themes ->

 

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27 minutes ago, blackosx said:

That looks fine.

Do you have a Clover.Theme nvram var set? Type nvram -p in terminal to check. if you do then that will take priority over config.plist.

 

But don't worry, just boot in to Clover using your current theme and select the theme from the menus. Options -> GUI tuning -> Themes ->

 

The BGM_SVG_v0.8.2 theme moves with the arrows forward after the start menu is OK, but it does not go back.

The Clovy Theme is OK and I can move with the arrows back and forth.

 

BGM_SVG_v0.8.2

 

Clovy

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Do you mean pressing the arrow keys left and right on the keyboard to move the selector?

 

EDIT: I don’t see any issues this end. To me, the theme functions as any other.

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8 hours ago, blackosx said:

Do you mean pressing the arrow keys left and right on the keyboard to move the selector?

 

EDIT: I don’t see any issues this end. To me, the theme functions as any other.

Moving with the arrows to the right is OK, back to the left does not go, blocking occurs.

If the 128x128 icons were great.

Edited by luky35

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3 hours ago, luky35 said:

Moving with the arrows to the right is OK, back to the left does not go, blocking occurs.

Ok. Thanks for the report. I cannot replicate any situation were the selector does not move left when I press the left arrow key, after pressing the keyboard to move the selector to the right. I wonder if anyone else has experienced the same issue? I cannot think why it would specifically be a problem with the BGM_SVG theme though and not other themes. Maybe Slice would have some idea?

 

 

7 hours ago, droples said:

 

Thanks @droples

Your log reminds me of some outstanding stuff still to implement :P

 

TO DO list (note for self)

- Set Badge Offset to 150 (0x96)
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_SECURE_BOOT
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_SECURE_BOOT_CONFIG
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_HELP
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- Add BUILTIN_ICON_TOOL_RESCUE
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_VOL_FIREWIRE
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_BANNER
- Add os_tiger
- Add os_win

 

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22 minutes ago, blackosx said:

Thanks @droples

Your log reminds me of some outstanding stuff still to implement :P

 

TO DO list (note for self)

- Set Badge Offset to 150 (0x96)
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_SECURE_BOOT
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_SECURE_BOOT_CONFIG
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_FUNC_HELP
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_TOOL_PART
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_TOOL_RESCUE
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_VOL_FIREWIRE
- Add BUILTIN_ICON_BANNER
- Add os_tiger
- Add os_win

 

I just guess. But you all can. We will wait.

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44 minutes ago, blackosx said:

@Slice

Is MenuScroll not yet taken from theme.svg, instead using embedded images?

 

Qemu-vs-SVG.thumb.jpg.3c149b53dbe4d4e2184707ae9d4caef2.jpg

 

 

Yes, still embedded. I think we can take scroll images same way as other images but I have no appropriate sample to work with older algorithm.

It will be better to implement new way for scrolling with fewer images.

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How about a simpler scrollbar using 4 images?

 

Scroll_Bar_Details.jpg.d1ca7daf02b2f41b77f5ec87560b9965.jpg

 

However, wouldn't changing the scroll bar affect raster themes? or would you support two types, old and a new style?

 

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9 hours ago, blackosx said:

How about a simpler scrollbar using 4 images?

 

Scroll_Bar_Details.jpg.d1ca7daf02b2f41b77f5ec87560b9965.jpg

 

However, wouldn't changing the scroll bar affect raster themes? or would you support two types, old and a new style?

 

There is a condition 

if (GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {} else {}

we can apply anywhere. We should claim scroll bar images to be obligatory in vector themes? Else it will be messy with embedded images. 

Yes, I want new simpler scroll bar.

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Yes. I don't see why scroll images can't be set to mandatory elements in SVG themes. Now's the time to do it as they're new and can be part of a theme template for the other theme designers (mostly @Badruzeus and @chris1111 if they choose to work on SVG themes in the future) to follow.

 

My suggestion of 4 parts to make a scroll bar above could be made even simpler with just 2 parts. There could just be a background fill and a scroll element fill and drop the top and bottom buttons. This could work as the scroll element of the bar is already coded to be draggable. And the menus are never really that long, even on a small screen, so the scroll part would always be quite large.

 

EDIT: Something like this?

Mockup.thumb.jpg.f6d94d5f9f3f9d5336e33be18549876a.jpg

 

Edited by blackosx

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I saw the procedure ScrollingBar() and found that if some part of scrolling images lego will be absent then nothing dangerous happen.

For example if BarStartImage=NULL then

   egComposeImage(Total, BarStartImage, BarStart.XPos - ScrollTotal.XPos, BarStart.YPos - ScrollTotal.YPos);

just return.

This is weird and must be totally revised

    for (i = 0; i < Scrollbar.Height; i++) {
      egComposeImage(Total, ScrollbarImage, Scrollbar.XPos - ScrollTotal.XPos, Scrollbar.YPos + i - ScrollTotal.YPos);
    }

taking into account scalable graphics.

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10 hours ago, Slice said:

I saw the procedure ScrollingBar() and found that if some part of scrolling images lego will be absent then nothing dangerous happen.

Yes. I confirm that.

 

I've tried a quick edit to menu.c to only use embedded images, other than ScrollbarBackgroundImage and ScrollbarImage for vector themes. This works as far as an presenting an example of a scroll bar working with just two images.

--- /Volumes/Data/VCS/SVN/cloverefiboot-code/rEFIt_UEFI/refit/menu.c    2018-12-15 13:59:49.000000000 +0000
+++ /Users/blackosx/src/UDK2018/Clover/rEFIt_UEFI/refit/menu.c    2018-12-15 20:07:20.000000000 +0000
@@ -3198,10 +3198,10 @@
     }
   }
 
-  if (!BarStartImage) {
+  if (!BarStartImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     BarStartImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_bar_start), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_bar_start), TRUE);
   }
-  if (!BarEndImage) {
+  if (!BarEndImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     BarEndImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_bar_end), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_bar_end), TRUE);
   }
   if (!ScrollbarBackgroundImage) {
@@ -3210,26 +3210,37 @@
   if (!ScrollbarImage) {
     ScrollbarImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_scroll_fill), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_scroll_fill), TRUE);
   }
-  if (!ScrollStartImage) {
+  if (!ScrollStartImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     ScrollStartImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_scroll_start), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_scroll_start), TRUE);
   }
-  if (!ScrollEndImage) {
+  if (!ScrollEndImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     ScrollEndImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_scroll_end), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_scroll_end), TRUE);
   }
-  if (!UpButtonImage) {
+  if (!UpButtonImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     UpButtonImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_up_button), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_up_button), TRUE);
   }
-  if (!DownButtonImage) {
+  if (!DownButtonImage && !GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
     DownButtonImage = egDecodePNG(ACCESS_EMB_DATA(emb_scroll_down_button), ACCESS_EMB_SIZE(emb_scroll_down_button), TRUE);
   }
-  UpButton.Width      = ScrollWidth; // 16
-  UpButton.Height     = ScrollButtonsHeight; // 20
-  DownButton.Width    = UpButton.Width;
-  DownButton.Height   = ScrollButtonsHeight;
-  BarStart.Height     = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight; // 5
-  BarEnd.Height       = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight;
-  ScrollStart.Height  = ScrollScrollDecorationsHeight; // 7
-  ScrollEnd.Height    = ScrollScrollDecorationsHeight;
+  if (!GlobalConfig.TypeSVG) {
+    UpButton.Width      = ScrollWidth; // 16
+    UpButton.Height     = ScrollButtonsHeight; // 20
+    DownButton.Width    = UpButton.Width;
+    DownButton.Height   = ScrollButtonsHeight;
+    BarStart.Height     = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight; // 5
+    BarEnd.Height       = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight;
+    ScrollStart.Height  = ScrollScrollDecorationsHeight; // 7
+    ScrollEnd.Height    = ScrollScrollDecorationsHeight;
+  } else {
+    UpButton.Width      = ScrollWidth; // 16
+    UpButton.Height     = 0;
+    DownButton.Width    = UpButton.Width;
+    DownButton.Height   = 0;
+    BarStart.Height     = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight; // 5
+    BarEnd.Height       = ScrollBarDecorationsHeight;
+    ScrollStart.Height  = 0;
+    ScrollEnd.Height    = 0;
+  }
 }
 
 VOID SetBar(INTN PosX, INTN UpPosY, INTN DownPosY, IN SCROLL_STATE *State)

All that would be needed now would be to put SVG versions of ScrollbarBackgroundImage and ScrollbarImage in place of the embedded versions.

 

Edited by blackosx

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1 - Does it not work the same as you would do for raster themes?

2 - This is determined by time of day. You'll have to change your system clock is you want to see different option.

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1 - Does it not work the same as you would do for raster themes?

2 - This is determined by time of day. You'll have to change your system clock is you want to see different option.

I couldn’t get the Manjaro icon to appear using the old method as it looks for icons in the images folder and I can see svg themes don’t have an images folder.

Usually it’s something like

Images\os_manjaro.png

 

Besides setting the theme BGM_SVG are there any other settings needed to activate the day / night option? Or is it default?

 

 

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Good point about custom images and I don't know the answer to that. I guess that's not been implemented yet.

 

Yes, the night/day switching option is default in Clover. If the theme contains images for night then they will be shown when viewing at the appropriate time of day. Are you after an option to disable this day/night switching and say, always show the daytime version? 

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      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the Catalina install zip (bootpack & postinstall): acer_aspire_V591G-55TU_cata.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
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