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[HOW TO] Fix QuickLook and Preview loading issues in Mojave

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23 hours ago, Matgen84 said:

Hi

 

I found: a new Lilu plugin kext. "NoVPAJpeg Lilu plugin: Disables the hardware JPEG decoding feature of the AppleVPA framework that breaks Preview and Quicklook on some systems" Click here

If the IGPU cannot be configured, this Lilu plugin should fix preview with any SMBIOS, says the author of this plugin.

 

Test only on my Asus p8z77-v Pro, Core i7 3770K, Nvidia GT640. I don't have any other motherboards and CPU for more tests.

 

Results for Preview and Quicklook:

 

macmini7,1 SMBIOS

  • IGPU primary/Nvidia GT640: plugins works
  • PCI-E primary/Nividia GT640: plugins works

Imac15,1 SMBIOS

  • IGPU primary/Nvidia GT640: plugins works
  • PCI-E primary/Nividia GT640: plugins works

Imac13,1 SMBIOS: was working before 

 

is that mean with this kext we dont need to activate IGPU on BIOS? 

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7 hours ago, ellaosx said:

The usual. place it where you have put lilu

 

I have Lilu in /Library/Extensions. As in the attached screenshot. Should I just copy+paste the 2 files in NoVPAJpeg ( those being Info.plist and kern_start.cpp ) next to the lilu.kext? Shouldn't I compile the plugin? If so, can you please guide me? Thanks!

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26 minutes ago, xyboox said:

 

I have Lilu in /Library/Extensions. As in the attached screenshot. Should I just copy+paste the 2 files in NoVPAJpeg ( those being Info.plist and kern_start.cpp ) next to the lilu.kext? Shouldn't I compile the plugin? If so, can you please guide me? Thanks!

 

 

It's already compiled. You just need to click Releaseshttps://github.com/vulgo/NoVPAJpeg/releases 

Download. Unzip. Then you just copy-paste the NoVPAJpeg.kext alongside Lilu.kext (at the same location).

 

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Thank you so much for this post :) - was having issues with opening JPG & jpeg om my MacOS Mojave install - with intel 530 & RX 580 - I have disabled/given up on the intel 530 ... so just using the RX 580 and the  NoVPAJpeg kext - which I installed using Kext Utility. 

Thanks everyone for contributing to the Hackintosh community :) 

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7 hours ago, undercover_neo said:

Thank you so much for this post :) - was having issues with opening JPG & jpeg om my MacOS Mojave install - with intel 530 & RX 580 - I have disabled/given up on the intel 530 ... so just using the RX 580 and the  NoVPAJpeg kext - which I installed using Kext Utility. 

Thanks everyone for contributing to the Hackintosh community :)

 

You're welcome. Glad to hear it's been useful for you, too. It's really great when people come here not just to request help, but also to thank for that help. It's a really beautiful and unique feeling of accomplishment when you know you've helped somebody. Wish more people would do that. :)

 

So I want to welcome you to this forum (I see this has been your first post). And thank you very much for your feedback.

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On 7/15/2018 at 11:18 PM, arsradu said:

For ATI GPUs (curtesy of @Cyberdevs' post here).

 

The discreet GPU should be set as primary in BIOS and your displays should be connected to your discreet GPU

The iGD/iGPU/iGFX must be enabled in BIOS/UEFI as the secondary GPU.

 

  1. I removed the DSDT
  2. Reconfigured the config.plist to and removed some flags which weren't needed because of the DSDT
  3. added the InjectATI + Ornioco Framebuffer (I removed the Orinoco framebuffer because of some weird glitches but it might be useful for other AMD GPUs if you inject the correct framebuffer according to your GPU. No need to inject anything for nVidia GPUs unless your GPU needs it)
  4. Added the InjectIntel + ig-platform-id for my intel HD530 (for intel HD 530 I use the 0x19120001 ig-platform-id)
  5. Removed com.apple.finder.plist
  6. Removed com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist
  7. rebuild the kextcache and reset the nvram

I fixed preview by just enabling my Intel HD530 (ig-platform-id 0x19120000) + InjectATI + InjectIntel.

Steps 5 - 7 were not used.

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1 minute ago, SavageAUS said:

I fixed preview by just enabling my Intel HD530 (ig-platform-id 0x19120000) + InjectATI + InjectIntel.

Steps 5 - 7 were not used.

 

 

Alright. Then I'd say it would be alright to remove them from the tutorial, as well. :) Thank you very much for the feedback. If there is anything else you would like to have changed/updated, please, let me know.

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4 minutes ago, arsradu said:

 

Alright. Then I'd say it would be alright to remove them from the tutorial, as well. :) Thank you very much for the feedback. If there is anything else you would like to have changed/updated, please, let me know.

I will just add that if this is a common reoccurrence then i might move toward the kext solution NoVPAJpeg.kext, as i don't see the point of having an iGPU enabled with a dGPU just to fix one little problem that a simple kext can fix without causing other issues (i have not tested it).

Kudos to yourself @arsradu and @Cyberdevs for figuring this out.

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8 minutes ago, SavageAUS said:

I fixed preview by just enabling my Intel HD530 (ig-platform-id 0x19120000) + InjectATI + InjectIntel.

Steps 5 - 7 were not used.

 
 

 

I am still using the same method since beta 1 but I dont use injectATI probably you dont need that too. Try without it. 

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6 minutes ago, telepati said:

 

I am still using the same method since beta 1 but I dont use injectATI probably you dont need that too. Try without it. 

Confirmed, InjectATI not needed (for me at least).

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I didn't try NoVPAJpeg.kext and thought to give a chance. I normally used @CyberDevs' method since Beta1;

 

I added NoVPAJpeg.kext and change BIOS to PEG as a primary after restart Preview and Quicklook worked. 

 

And two things start to work and I still don't believe it. Needs more test.

 

Netflix and iTunes DRM working now. Netflix never worked before and iTunes DRM just working when I download the media files but on HD movies extras never work until NoVPAJpeg.kext.

 

I will make more test for a couple of days then I will edit this post if it is still working. 

 

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Ok, Guys, I thought maybe this is not the effect of NoVPAJpeg.kext and removed it. I start testing without it. After removed kext I use @Cyberdevs MacOptimizer Clean Cache and NVRAM then restart the machine. I don't understand what's going on but everything is still working. 

 

What's work now;

 

Quicklook all image type, (Not all)

Quicklook all video type,

Netflix

iTunes all DRM

 

Now I am not using any kexts and method from post 1 and everything works. is that mean we don't need actually any kext and method? I really don't get it. I just disable IGPU from BIOS and remove InjectIntel and ig-platform-id that's all. I am not using the beta version of OS never changed SMBIOS it always iMac17,1 with the same serial.

 

Please tell me what can I test more?

 

Edit: Ok finally found the hitch; 

 

Yes, NoVPAJpeg.kext need it for jpegs file without it jpegs never work. All other types of  files working (png, ai, psd, mp4, mov etc.) Thats mean we still need method and kext for jpegs. :hysterical:

 

Thank you all guys again. :thumbsup_anim:

 

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For me, what worked was SMBIOS 18,3 and enabling the iGUP and selecting the Skylake ID.  I also use WhatEverGreen and Lilu, this allows all my DP ports that I need, I have 2 4K monitors at 60Hz.


Thanks to all those that tested and made this easy to resolve and follow

 

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6 minutes ago, Donw35 said:

For me, what worked was SMBIOS 18,3 and enabling the iGUP and selecting the Skylake ID.  I also use WhatEverGreen and Lilu, this allows all my DP ports that I need, I have 2 4K monitors at 60Hz.


Thanks to all those that tested and made this easy to resolve and follow

 

 

It should work with no iGPU enabled if you use MacPro6,1 or iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS, as well. But I'm glad it works for you, too.

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yeah, I am really not hung up on the right system feedback, call it whatever, as long as it works I am good

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Thanks to all contributors to this topic. For anyone with a similar system, I only needed to change BIOS/SAG/Graphics Configuration/iGPU Multi-Monitor to [Enabled], all the rest remain at [Auto] and set Inject/Intel to [True] in Clover config.

 

 

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On 10/27/2018 at 7:09 PM, gjw said:

Thanks to all contributors to this topic. For anyone with a similar system, I only needed to change BIOS/SAG/Graphics Configuration/iGPU Multi-Monitor to [Enabled], all the rest remain at [Auto] and set Inject/Intel to [True] in Clover config.

Yeah, that works too.

 

I've added it to the main post, as well. Thanks for the tip.

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      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)  
      Screenshots
       
      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 fusion71au
      Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows
      This is a proof of concept tutorial, to show it's possible to create a vanilla High Sierra installer, entirely from scratch, in Windows (even without App Store downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from a real Mac ).  @PikeRAlpha's link to Apple's Software Catalog provides us with all the URLs necessary to download the needed files directly from Apple instead of some dubious source from the internet...
       

      Pre-Requisites
      8GB or larger USB drive.  Edit: Recommend 16GB or larger for macOS Catalina 10.16 Boot Disk Utility v2.1.2017rev021b from @CVAD TransMac (free 15 day trial) Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free Download Installer Files Directly from Apple
      1)  Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)

      to a folder named "SharedSupport" on your Windows NTFS drive.  A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...

      2)  Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
      3)  Edit InstallInfo.plist with WordPad/text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to this post)...
      Note:  You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
      Boot Disk Utility to format the Installer USB and Restore OS X Base System HFS partition
      1.  Format USB with BDU & latest Clover ---> creates boot files in CLOVER partition + second FAT partition
      2.  Extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDU --> save to it's local folder
      3.  Restore 4.hfs to USB second partition with BDU --->  2nd partition becomes bootable "OS X Base System"
      Paragon Hard Disk Manager to extend HFS Partition to its Full Extent
      Open Paragon Partition Manager Free and resize the second partition of the USB drive to the full size allowed.  Don't forget to apply the changes at the end...
      Transmac to Copy "SharedSupport" folder to OS X Base System
      1.  Open the TransMac program and navigate to the HFS+ Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents folder.  Right click anywhere in the empty space on the RHS pane and select "Copy Here"...
      2.  In the next stage, select the "SharedSupport" folder we created above as the "Files and Folders to be copied to the Mac Volume"...
       
      Clover Settings
      Clover configuration is required now.  The default config.plist (in the Clover FAT32 partition of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky.  If not, the hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide has some good explanations on the various settings available and also offers sample configuration files based on CPU type.  Also, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with Wordpad or Notepad.
      The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
      config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other. NB BootDiskUtility by default already has FakeSMC.kext installed here.  You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. If you want to use the installer to run High Sierra in Windows on VMware, you can follow my guide to set up the Virtual Machine and replace Clover's default config with EFI_Clover for VMware (which is compatible to run in VMware).  In the screenshots below, I have attached the USB Installer (in this case PhysicalDrive7) to my macOS Virtual Machine.  Reboot the system to the USB installer to install High Sierra ...
      What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?
      Not a problem, as long as we get "OS X Base System" bootable, we can launch terminal from the Utilities Menu to copy the SharedSupport folder over to the Installer app.  In essence, we will build the full installer app = 5GB+ on the target HD eg "Macintosh HD", by copying both the "small" installer app = 15MB (on "OS X Base System") and the SharedSupport folder from the NTFS volume (mounted in this example on /Volumes/DATA)...
      -bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/ -bash-3.2# cp -R /Volumes/DATA/SharedSupport /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/  
      ...then start installation with the startosinstall utility...
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app  
      The above steps can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on "Macintosh HD" and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume.  Copy/download to "Macintosh HD", then run in terminal (after attaching DATA USB with /Shared Support folder)...
      cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command Updated Download Links for macOS Mojave 10.14.6_18G103
      Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist  
      Note: In Mojave, Apple has removed the --converttoapfs NO and --applicationpath arguments from the startosinstall utility....
       
      eg to use startosinstall for the above section "What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?", the syntax is now
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD  
      This basically means that for Mojave, the default installation will always convert the target volume to the apfs file system.
       
      Updated Download Links for macOS Catalina 10.15.6_19G73
      Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist  
      startosinstall.command.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.13.6.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.14.6.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.15.6.zip
    • By rawmassen
      Hi there,
       
      If anyone could help I'd be very grateful, I'm trying to move from Clover to OC but have hit a brick wall for the last 2 days.
       
      It's an ACPI table error: SB_.PCIO.XHC_RHUB.HS11, Namespace lookup failure.
       


      Skylake Build:
      OpenCore 0.5.9
      Mojave 10.14.6, iMac17,1
      Asus Maximus Hero VIII
      6700K
       
      I've attached the config.plist and ACPI folder.
       
      EFI Drivers: OpenRuntime.efi and HfsPlus.efi
      Kexts: IntelMausi, Lilu, VirtualSMC, Whatevergreen
       
      Things I've tried...
       
      1) Clearing NVRAM (as it was previously booted by Clover)
       
      2) Hackintool USB Mapping: both the SSDT files and the USBPorts.kext
       
      3) USBInjectAll.kext (with and without SSDT files)
       
      4) SSDT-RHUB.aml. This seems to be directly involved, spent a long time with this but with no luck.
       
      I followed this guide:
       
      https://dortania.github.io/Getting-Started-With-ACPI/Universal/rhub-methods/manual.html
       
      Everything is XHC in my DSDT, except these definitions at the top (line 72 and 73):
       
          External (_SB_.PCI0.XHC_.DUAM, MethodObj)    // Warning: Unknown method, guessing 0 arguments     External (_SB_.PCI0.XHC_.RHUB.INIR, MethodObj)    // Warning: Unknown method, guessing 0 arguments  
      So I edited the SSDT-RHUB.dsl to this:
       
      /* * Goal of this SSDT is to shut off the RHUB to force macOS into * manually building ports when the ACPI is screwed up */ DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "DRTNIA", "RhubOff", 0x00001000) { External (_SB_.PCI0.XHC.RHUB, DeviceObj) // Full pathing to RHUB, change to yours Scope (_SB.PCI0.XHC.RHUB) // Full pathing to RHUB, change to yours { Method (_STA, 0, NotSerialized) { If (_OSI ("Darwin")) { Return (Zero) // This disables the device only in macOS } Else { } } } } Which results in this AML version:
      DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "DRTNIA", "RhubOff", 0x00001000) { External (_SB_.PCI0.XHC_.RHUB, DeviceObj) Scope (_SB.PCI0.XHC.RHUB) { Method (_STA, 0, NotSerialized) // _STA: Status { If (_OSI ("Darwin")) { Return (Zero) } Else { } } } } But I get the same error. 
       
      I'm at a complete loss, can anyone help?
       
       
      config.plist
      ACPI.zip
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