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Hi all,

 

My rig: i7-4930k / X79 Deluxe / Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 4GB / PSU be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W

 

Like many others I'm getting a black screen when Mojave 10.4.2 boots (I tried with HDMI, DVI and DP to DVI)

I'm starting to feel out of options, it's supposed to work OOB

Did anyone with the same card and problem manage to fix it?

 

Here is a dump after @MaLd0n kindly offered to help: send_me.zip

 

Current BIOS settings:

 

— ADVANCED —

Hyper-threading > Disabled
Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology > Enabled
Turbo Boost > Enabled
Support C1E > Enabled
Intel (R) VT-d > Disabled
SATA: AHCI mode
EHCI Hand-off > Enabled

 

— BOOT — 

Fast Boot > Disabled
CSM > Disabled
Secure Boot > Other OS

 

Thanks for the help

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21 minutes ago, noisegate said:

Hi all,

 

My rig: i7-4930k / X79 Deluxe / Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 4GB / PSU be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W

 

Like many others I'm getting a black screen when Mojave 10.4.2 boots (I tried with HDMI, DVI and DP to DVI)

I'm starting to feel out of options, the card is supposed to work OOB

Did anyone with the same card and problem manage to fix it?

 

Here is a dump after @MaLd0n kindly offered to help: send_me.zip

 

Current BIOS settings:

 

— ADVANCED —

Hyper-threading > Disabled
Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology > Enabled
Turbo Boost > Enabled
Support C1E > Enabled
Intel (R) VT-d > Disabled
SATA: AHCI mode
EHCI Hand-off > Enabled

 

— BOOT — 

Fast Boot > Disabled
Boot Logo Display > Disabled
POST time > 1
CSM > Disabled
Secure Boot > Other OS

 

Thanks for the help

Why is Hyper-threading > Disabled? None of these settings effect GPU at all.

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36 minutes ago, Pavo said:

Why is Hyper-threading > Disabled?

 

I noticed better performances in Logic Pro. Is it preferable to leave it enabled?

 

 

37 minutes ago, Pavo said:

None of these settings effect GPU at all.

 

I mainly posted my BIOS settings in case someone spotted a conflict. Some did solve the same problem by disabling CSM for instance, which I had enabled for my previous HD 6870. Disabling it didn't change anything on my side, though.

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, noisegate said:

it's supposed to work OOB

Yes it does, but back then when I used RX 480 I had same issue then WEG and Lilu kexts came out and fixed the problem, I don't know if its still the case because it was about one year from now, Lilu and WEG are needed anyway.

Is this a fresh install with the 580, or you had Nvidia before?

Can you upload your EFI folder to see what's missing or wrong? at least to see if the problem is in the EFi, if not then its in the BIOS.

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43 minutes ago, C.Frio said:

Hi  .. 

And what about internal graphic support,on bios settings,?

C.frio

 

Hi C.Frio, unless I missed it there is no such option in the X79 Deluxe BIOS. I suppose the iGPU is automatically disabled if a card is spotted?

 

30 minutes ago, RandomTech said:

Yes it does, but back then when I used RX 480 I had same issue then WEG and Lilu kexts came out and fixed the problem, I don't know if its still the case because it was about one year from now, Lilu and WEG are needed anyway.

Is this a fresh install with the 580, or you had Nvidia before?

Can you upload your EFI folder to see what's missing or wrong? at least to see if the problem is in the EFi, if not then its in the BIOS.

 

Hi RandomTech, I have both WEG and Lilu installed, @MaLd0n kindly provided the appropriate Clover folder. I posted a full dump in my initial post if you would like to check it.

 

It's a fresh install made with a HD6870. I can't boot the USB partition either with the RX580, the best I got was a scrambled logo screen.

 

I can't think of a BIOS setting that might conflict. This setup worked flawlessly with the HD6870 on 10.11 and 10.12

 

Thank you very much

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hi...

maybe with this approach "It's a fresh install made with a HD6870, maybe I should reinstall with the RX580?" can solve the issues

 

just to inform...I do have rx 460 and rx 560 running Mojave..I do not use lilu or weg...on a z97 and on a z370

c.frio 

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49 minutes ago, noisegate said:

 

Hi C.Frio, unless I missed it there is no such option in the X79 Deluxe BIOS. I suppose the iGPU is automatically disabled if a card is spotted?

 

 

Hi RandomTech, I have both WEG and Lilu installed, @MaLd0n kindly provided the appropriate Clover folder. I posted a full dump in my initial post if you would like to check it.

 

It's a fresh install made with a HD6870. I can't boot the USB partition either with the RX580, the best I got was a scrambled logo screen.

 

I can't think of a BIOS setting that might conflict. This setup worked flawlessly with the HD6870 on 10.11 and 10.12

 

Thank you very much

Of course Mald0n is the guy who helps us all and his knowledge is far much better than me :D no comparison there.

Did you ever try to change the SMBIOS from MacPro6,1 to iMac 14,2 or 15,1 ?

Otherwise find a tutorial with hardware similar to yours and use their CLOVER folder, this has helped me a lot in my Hackintosh journey.

 

Edit: I don't know if your DSDT was before RX 580 or after, either way remove it and try to boot.

same case with SSDT I boot my 4790K system without SSDT anymore because it was needed on earlier versions and still have speed steps and powermanagment ok, try to remove them both.

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26 minutes ago, RandomTech said:

Of course Mald0n is the guy who helps us all and his knowledge is far much better than me :D no comparison there.

Did you ever try to change the SMBIOS from MacPro6,1 to iMac 14,2 or 15,1 ?

Otherwise find a tutorial with hardware similar to yours and use their CLOVER folder, this has helped me a lot in my Hackintosh journey.

 

That’s the thing, I couldn’t find someone with both a RX580 and a X79 MoBo.

 

Enabling multi-threading allowed to get a loading bar at logo, but it stops at 2/3rd. With multi-threading disabled I can’t see the loading bar but the OS does load. But then I get a black screen. Some people reported they could log in if screen sharing in that scenario.

 

Here’s what I’m getting in verbose before the computer hangs:

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1 hour ago, Gigamaxx said:

@Pavo another Ledacy board?   No UEFI compatibility?

For a board to not have UEFI compatibility doesn't mean that the GPU will not work with it. You might not get a boot screen if the GPU doesn't have a GOP embedded into the firmware but when the OS boots it will still work.

1 hour ago, noisegate said:

 

That’s the thing, I couldn’t find someone with both a RX580 and a X79 MoBo.

 

Enabling multi-threading allowed to get a loading bar at logo, but it stops at 2/3rd. With multi-threading disabled I can’t see the loading bar but the OS does load. But then I get a black screen. Some people reported they could log in if screen sharing in that scenario.

 

Here’s what I’m getting in verbose before the computer hangs:

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Upload your entire EFI folder please.

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15 minutes ago, Pavo said:

For a board to not have UEFI compatibility doesn't mean that the GPU will not work with it. You might not get a boot screen if the GPU doesn't have a GOP embedded into the firmware but when the OS boots it will still work.

Upload your entire EFI folder please.

 

This board does have UEFI compatibility, though: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X79DELUXE/specifications/

Maybe it's too old nevertheless?

 

Here is my EFI folder:

ttps://wetransfer.com/downloads/db883102976784402e7f5560331f7b0320181221175029/37b30dcf1ff57ccbeecbe820948941c720181221175029/cce4c4

 

Thanks for your time

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1 hour ago, noisegate said:

 

 

This board does have UEFI compatibility, though: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X79DELUXE/specifications/

Maybe it's too old nevertheless?

 

Here is my EFI folder:

ttps://wetransfer.com/downloads/db883102976784402e7f5560331f7b0320181221175029/37b30dcf1ff57ccbeecbe820948941c720181221175029/cce4c4

 

Thanks for your time

Made some changes, please test this EFO on a USB first. DO not add/delete or edit anything. If you can not boot please boot with verbose and upload a picture of where it gets stuck or panics.

noisegate_EFI.zip

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1 hour ago, Pavo said:

Made some changes, please test this EFO on a USB first. DO not add/delete or edit anything. If you can not boot please boot with verbose and upload a picture of where it gets stuck or panics.

noisegate_EFI.zip

 

Thanks a lot Pavo, I'll put the RX580 back in in a few minutes and let you know.

I shouldn't keep the APPLE folder, then?

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Pavo, you nailed it :)

Can you please tell me what the problem was?

Should I keep using your EFI without adding the APPLE folder?

 

Thanks a ton, I'll let you know how things go from here!

 

EDIT:

- Only front panel USB 2 works, no USB 3, no rear panel USB

- I can only wake from screensaver with the mouse wheel. Mouse buttons or keyboard keys don't work.

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The x79 boards can be tricky. 

My build:

Biostar T-Power x79 mobo

Xeon E5-1650

nVidia Quadro P2000

Sapphire 7950

Mojave 10.14.2

 

Since the Xeon does not have integrated graphics, I learned that getting MacOS to install is a bit difficult.  The Biostar board is surprisingly compliant for starting and installing successfully on the base level.

Initially I was booting straight to black screen with the 7950. So I tried the nVidia card.

I was successfully able to get everything installed with the nVidia card, but it has no drivers.

Tried a friends RX 480, thinking the 7950 might be too legacy, but same exact thing, straight to black screen right when the login should appear.

Some research later i found out that it might be trying to default to the igpu, but since none exists, and there are no options in the BIOS for this, it goes black. VNC viewer shows that the machine is up and running fine, as I can remote to it, just no display.

Keeping the nVidia card in PCI slot 1, and the 7950 in slot 2 is a workaround.  I have DP to monitor from nVidia, and then HDMI from the 7950.  I stay on the DP input while booting, and when it looks like it is stuck, I switch inputs and viola!, the 7950 is working just fine.

Need adjustments to the arrangement of the monitors in Display Properties and such, but it works fine.  I have a Dell U3415W, and the 7950 over HDMI does 3440x1440/60hz just fine.  I think everything is working as expected.  The geekbench OpenCL numbers are in line with baseline benchmarks.

 

This is a real odd solution to not having an igpu.  Is there an proper fix to this black screen issue with AMD cards and non-igpu capable processors?

I still have some tweaking to do as sleep does not work on this system, and probably some other random things, but otherwise it is quite rock solid and stable so far.

 

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7 minutes ago, Boforums said:

The x79 boards can be tricky. 

My build:

Biostar T-Power x79 mobo

Xeon E5-1650

nVidia Quadro P2000

Sapphire 7950

Mojave 10.14.2

 

Since the Xeon does not have integrated graphics, I learned that getting MacOS to install is a bit difficult.  The Biostar board is surprisingly compliant for starting and installing successfully on the base level.

Initially I was booting straight to black screen with the 7950. So I tried the nVidia card.

I was successfully able to get everything installed with the nVidia card, but it has no drivers.

Tried a friends RX 480, thinking the 7950 might be too legacy, but same exact thing, straight to black screen right when the login should appear.

Some research later i found out that it might be trying to default to the igpu, but since none exists, and there are no options in the BIOS for this, it goes black. VNC viewer shows that the machine is up and running fine, as I can remote to it, just no display.

Keeping the nVidia card in PCI slot 1, and the 7950 in slot 2 is a workaround.  I have DP to monitor from nVidia, and then HDMI from the 7950.  I stay on the DP input while booting, and when it looks like it is stuck, I switch inputs and viola!, the 7950 is working just fine.

Need adjustments to the arrangement of the monitors in Display Properties and such, but it works fine.  I have a Dell U3415W, and the 7950 over HDMI does 3440x1440/60hz just fine.  I think everything is working as expected.  The geekbench OpenCL numbers are in line with baseline benchmarks.

 

This is a real odd solution to not having an igpu.  Is there an proper fix to this black screen issue with AMD cards and non-igpu capable processors?

I still have some tweaking to do as sleep does not work on this system, and probably some other random things, but otherwise it is quite rock solid and stable so far.

 

I have a C602 chipset which is the workstation version of the X79 with 2x Xeon E-5 2670 v2 CPUs which do not have IGPU and have no issues installing and using MacOS since 10.12 to current using a Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480, moves to same but 580 and now with a Asus STRIX OC Vega 64. I honestly have no clue why a lot of users are having issues with RX 480/580. I use MacPro6,1 SMBIOS since it uses the same CPU type and chipset I have. Which is what you should be doing when selecting the SMBIOS. BIOS settings are default settings minus VT-D and Secure Boot disabled.

4 hours ago, noisegate said:

Pavo, you nailed it :)

Can you please tell me what the problem was?

Should I keep using your EFI without adding the APPLE folder?

 

Thanks a ton, I'll let you know how things go from here!

 

EDIT:

- Only front panel USB 2 works, no USB 3, no rear panel USB

- I can only wake from screensaver with the mouse wheel. Mouse buttons or keyboard keys don't work.

I removed the patched DSDT that you was using previously so that explains why wake/sleep and USB issues. Tomorrow I will take the things you need out of the DSDT and create a few SSDTs for you. I changed quite a bit and also have you updated Lilu, WEG, AppleALC and AGPM injector kext. The Spple folder is not needed, it’s just a folder that the installer creates in the ESP for updating the firmware on real macs. Doesn’t do anything for hacks.

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6 hours ago, Pavo said:

I removed the patched DSDT that you was using previously so that explains why wake/sleep and USB issues. Tomorrow I will take the things you need out of the DSDT and create a few SSDTs for you. I changed quite a bit and also have you updated Lilu, WEG, AppleALC and AGPM injector kext. The Apple folder is not needed, it’s just a folder that the installer creates in the ESP for updating the firmware on real macs. Doesn’t do anything for hacks.

 

Thank you very much @Pavo

 

6 hours ago, Pavo said:

(...) and also have you updated Lilu, WEG, AppleALC and AGPM injector kext.

 

Is this a question or something you did?

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7 hours ago, noisegate said:

 

Thank you very much @Pavo

 

 

Is this a question or something you did?

Something I did, that was suppose to say "also gave you". I need you to reboot and go to Clover boot menu and Hit F4, then boot into MacOS normally and mount your EFI. Then I need you to upload your EFI>Clover>ACPI>origin folder please.

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1 hour ago, Pavo said:

Something I did, that was suppose to say "also gave you". I need you to reboot and go to Clover boot menu and Hit F4, then boot into MacOS normally and mount your EFI. Then I need you to upload your EFI>Clover>ACPI>origin folder please.

 

Hey Pavo,

 

Ok, I suspected it was a typo.

 

I will get back to you in a week, after we’re back from holiday.

 

Thank you again for your time,

Merry Xmas!

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23 minutes ago, noisegate said:

 

Hey Pavo,

 

Ok, I suspected it was a typo.

 

I will get back to you in a week, after we’re back from holiday.

 

Thank you again for your time,

Merry Xmas!

No problem safe travels and happy holidays

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On 12/22/2018 at 5:24 PM, Pavo said:

I need you to reboot and go to Clover boot menu and Hit F4, then boot into MacOS normally and mount your EFI. Then I need you to upload your EFI>Clover>ACPI>origin folder please.

 

Hey there @Pavo, here's the origin folder you asked for: origin.zip

 

Do your magic ;)

 

Thanks again for your help and happy new year!

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On 12/22/2018 at 3:38 AM, Pavo said:

I removed the patched DSDT that you was using previously so that explains why wake/sleep and USB issues. Tomorrow I will take the things you need out of the DSDT and create a few SSDTs for you.

 

Gentle bump, if and when you find a moment to help me with the right SSDTs (origin folder is in previous message) :)

@Pavo @MaLd0n 

 

Also my HDMI monitor won't show as an audio device. Is it to be expected without the proper SSDT?

 

Thank you very much

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      The flash drive EFI partition is unmounted. Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 1.
       
      Last step
       
      Copy all Kexts from flash drive to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo cp -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!

       
      And last but not least
       
      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @Shiki and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
      SSDT-L440.aml
       
       
      32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
    • By Yabusa
      PC Setup:
      Intel Core i7 8700K
      Gigabyte Z370 HD3P
      Ballistix Sport LT 16GB
      Gigabyte RX 580 8GB
      AMD Pro WX7100 8GB
       
      I was trying to do a fresh install to get my wx7100 working as it was not. I stupidly did not do a back up immediately before, because I was trying a patch and the os was not detecting the GPU and showing 7MB in installed graphics.
       
      So my last back up was at mojave 14. I'm trying to update to 14.2 but get the following code, then it restarts. I'm in desperate need of help

       
      Attached are my config.plist and installed kexts. Any help is grateful.
       
       
      kexts.zip
      config.plist
    • By headkaze
      Framebuffer patching in Mojave
      Binary patching framebuffers using KextsToPatch in Clover is no longer a viable method in Mojave for Skylake and above. Now you need to use Lilu + WhateverGreen.
       
      Not just for Mojave
      This method of framebuffer patching is not only required for Mojave we recommend it for all previous and future releases of macOS.
       
      Coffee Lake Users
      Please note that the new WhateverGreen will not work with fake Kaby Lake platform-id's. You will need to have either macOS 10.14 Beta 4 (18A336e) or macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2112). The latter is a special build only available to MacBookPro15,1 or MacBookPro15,2 board id's. You can create a macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2112) installer by running installinstallmacos.py. (Update: vit9696 added back ability to fake Kaby Lake platform-id's)
       
      Lilu + WhateverGreen
      WhateverGreen is going to replace all the other video patching plugins for Lilu (it currently has merged WhateverGreen, IntelGraphicsFixup, NvidiaGraphicsFixup, Shiki and CoreDisplayFixup). Others will likely follow (such as AppleALC, HibernationFixup and IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup). This is aiming to be the all-in-one solution for video.
       
      Preliminary
      1. Remove:
      - FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics
      - IntelGraphicsFixup
      - NvidiaGraphicsFixup
      - CoreDisplayFixup
      - Shiki
      2. Turn off all graphics injections in Clover:
      - config.plist/Graphics/Inject/ATI=NO
      - config.plist/Graphics/Inject/Intel=NO
      - config.plist/Graphics/Inject/NVidia=NO
      - config.plist/Graphics/ig-platform-id=
      - config.plist/Devices/FakeID/IntelGFX=

      3. Disable DSDT Clover fixes:
      - AddHDMI
      - FixDisplay
      - FixIntelGfx
      - AddIMEI
      4. Disable UseIntelHDMI
      5. Remove boot argument: -disablegfxfirmware
      6. Remove any IGPU and HDMI entries from:
      - config.plist/Devices/Arbitrary
      - config.plist/Devices/Properties
      - config.plist/Devices/AddProperties
      7. Remove any IGPU and HDMI related SSDT and DSDT from:
      - CLOVER/ACPI/patched
      8. Renaming GFX0 -> IGPU
      - WhateverGreen will do this automatically (see caveat below)
      - Be aware that WhateverGreen does not rename all instances of GFX0 -> IGPU but should be okay in most cases
      - You may need to include Clover GFX0 -> IGPU rename for other kexts or ACPI patching that require it
       
      Compile Lilu + WhateverGreen
      Download WhateverGreen. Make sure you place the debug version of Lilu into the root of WhateverGreen before you compile. Install Lilu and WhateverGreen kext's into the usual place. Compile WhateverGreen as debug if you want to view debug output.
       
      Having trouble compiling?
      If you're having trouble compiling you can download the official release binaries or download my (unsupported) build_lilu.sh shell script and run it in a folder to download and build Lilu + WhateverGreen using Xcode automatically. I recommend you try the debug versions first (place them into Clover's EFI/Clover/kexts/Other folder).
       
      Get the device path of your IGPU:
      Download and use the gfxutil tool like so:
      $ ./gfxutil -f IGPU DevicePath = PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) ig-platform-id
      For the AAPL,ig-platform-id (AAPL,snb-platform-id for Sandy Bridge) entry Clover requires this value to be in Data format so you need to reverse the bytes. So if you want your platform-id to be 0x3EA50009 first reverse the bytes (0900A53E) then use Xcode's plist editor to add the values to Clover's config.plist.

       
      What ig-platform-id should I use for my system?
      You should choose one that is the closest match to your system. I recommend you do some research on this before choosing one. See post #2 for available options. More info can be found here.
       
      You can determine the generation of your CPU by the first digit after the hyphen.
      Examples:
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2760QM (Gen 2)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5257U CPU @ 2.70GHz (Gen 5)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 (Gen 6)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U (Gen 8)
       
      Spoofing Intel CPU Gen
      If you need to spoof a different Intel CPU generation you can use the lilucpu=N boot flag. The N refers to the following Intel generations:
      4    SandyBridge 5    IvyBridge 6    Haswell 7    Broadwell 8    Skylake 9    KabyLake 10   CoffeeLake To spoof a CPU you will need to set a valid device-id in your GPU entry in Devices/Properties for the appropriate Intel generation.
       
      Eg. Spoofing Skylake (lilucpu=8 boot flag with device-id=0x16190000), Kaby Lake (lilucpu=9 boot flag with device-id=0x12590000).
       
      Here are some recommended frames:
       
      Gen 2: Sandy Bridge (Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext
      - Support started with OS X 10.7.x and ended with macOS 10.13.6
      - Metal support is not available
      - device-id: 0x0102 0x0106 0x010A 0x0112 0x0116 0x0122 0x0126
      - AAPL,snb-platform-id (desktop): 0x00030010 (default)
      - AAPL,snb-platform-id (laptop): 0x00010000 (default)
       
      Gen 3: Ivy Bridge (Intel HD Graphics 2500/4000)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext
      - Support started with OS X 10.8.x
      - device-id: 0x0152 0x0156 0x0162 0x0166
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x0166000A (default), 0x01620005
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x01660003 (default), 0x01660009, 0x01660004
       
      Gen 4: Haswell (Intel HD Graphics 4200-5200)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelFramebufferAzul.kext
      - Support started with OS X 10.9.x
      - device-id: 0x0D26 0x0A26 0x0A2E 0x0D22 0x0412
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x0D220003 (default)
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x0A160000 (default), 0x0A260005 (recommended)
       
      Gen 5: Broadwell (Intel HD Graphics 5300-6300)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelBDWGraphicsFramebuffer.kext
      - Support started with OS X 10.10.2
      - device-id: 0x0BD1 0x0BD2 0x0BD3 0x1606 0x160E 0x1616 0x161E 0x1626 0x1622 0x1612 0x162B
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x16220007 (default)
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x16260006 (default)
       
      Gen 6: Skylake (Intel HD Graphics 510-580)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext
      - Support started with OS X 10.11.4
      - device-id: 0x1916 0x191E 0x1926 0x1927 0x1912 0x1932 0x1902 0x1917 0x193B 0x191B
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x19120000 (default)
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x19160000 (default)
       
      Gen 7: Kaby Lake (Intel HD Graphics 610-650)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext
      - Support started with macOS 10.12.6
      - device-id: 0x5912 0x5916 0x591B 0x591C 0x591E 0x5926 0x5927 0x5923 0x87C0
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x59160000 (default)
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x591B0000 (default)
       
      Gen 8: Coffee Lake (Intel UHD Graphics 630)
      - S/L/E/AppleIntelCFLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext
      - Support started with macOS 10.13.6 (17G2112) / 10.14 beta 4 (18A336e)
      - device-id: 0x3E9B 0x3EA5 0x3E92 0x3E91
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x3EA50000 (default), 0x3E9B0007 (recommended)
      - AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x3EA50009 (default)
       
      Framebuffer Patching
      WhateverGreen does most of the work automatically for you and in most cases you do not need any extra Framebuffer Patching. At the minimum though you should choose an ig-platform-id suitable for your system and place it in config.plist/Devices/Properties like this:

      Here are some reasons why you might need extra Framebuffer Patching:
      - Setting DVMT for those who can't set it above 32 MB in BIOS (framebuffer-stolenmem / framebuffer-fbmem)
      - Setting higher VRAM for 4K users who experience graphical glitches (framebuffer-unifiedmem)
      - Disabling eGPU (disable-external-gpu)
      - Enable pixel clock patch for 4K support (enable-hdmi20)
      - Disabling connectors to enable sleep (framebuffer-pipecount / framebuffer-portcount / framebuffer-conX-type=-1)
      - Removing CNConnectorAlwaysConnected flag for eDP laptop screens on < 10.13.6 (framebuffer-con0-flags=0x00000090)
      - Changing connector types to match your systems ports (framebuffer-conX-type)
       
      Framebuffer Patching Types
      We have three different types of patches:
       
      1. Arbitrary (Recommended)
      framebuffer-patch-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-framebufferid (optional; defaults to current platform-id) (all below are optional) framebuffer-mobile framebuffer-pipecount framebuffer-portcount framebuffer-memorycount framebuffer-stolenmem framebuffer-fbmem framebuffer-unifiedmem framebuffer-cursormem (Haswell only) framebuffer-camellia framebuffer-flags framebuffer-conX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-conX-index framebuffer-conX-busid framebuffer-conX-pipe framebuffer-conX-type framebuffer-conX-flags 2. All Data
      framebuffer-conX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-conX-alldata 3. Find / Replace
      framebuffer-patchX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-patchX-framebufferid (optional; defaults to current platform-id) framebuffer-patchX-find framebuffer-patchX-replace framebuffer-patchX-count (optional; defaults to 1) You should place your patches in config.plist/Devices/Properties in Clover config.plist.
       
      Here are some example patches:
      - 32MB BIOS, 19MB stolen (framebuffer) 9MB fbmem (cursor) 2048MB unifiedmem (vram)

       
      - Pipe / Port Count 3 to 2
      - Connector 1 DP to HDMI
      - Connector 2 Disable

       
      Here is an example of the All Data method:

       
      Here is an example of the Find / Replace method:

       
      Framebuffer Dumps
      There are two ways to dump your framebuffer data (both require WhateverGreen + Lilu debug versions):
       
      1. Using -igfxdump boot flag to dump IGPU framebuffer kext to /AppleIntelFramebuffer_X_Y (root of your boot drive)
       
      There are several ways of reading this dump:
      - Using 010 Editor along with the IntelFramebuffer.bt template
      - Using Hackintool File->Open menu
       
      2. Using -igfxfbdump boot flag to dump native and patched framebuffer table to ioreg at IOService:/IOResources/WhateverGreen
       
      There are several ways of reading this dump:
      - Using dump_platformlist.sh shell script
      - Using Hackintool File->Import->IOReg Dump menu
       
      3. Using Hackintool Framebuffer->macOS 10.14 menu
       
      Debug Output
      To get debug output from Lilu use the -liludbgall liludump=60 boot flags. You will need to compile Lilu and WhateverGreen as debug for both of these flags to work. Log files should be located at /var/log/Lilu_*.
       
      To view debug paste the following into Terminal (weglog.txt will output to your home directory):
      log show --predicate 'process == "kernel" AND (eventMessage CONTAINS "WhateverGreen" OR eventMessage CONTAINS "Lilu")' --style syslog --source --last boot >weglog.txt Getting Help

      To help the users of this forum diagnose issues with your configuration please generate a Lilu debug log and then run gen_debug.sh to generate a folder of debug files you can attach to a forum post requesting help.

      Credits
      - vit9696 and lvs1974 for WhateverGreen (Full Credits) and Lilu (Full Credits)
      - Andrey1970 for his guide on applelife.ru
      - RehabMan for all data patching method, ioreg framebuffer dump and other contributions
       


    • 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 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, 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 10.14.2_18C54
      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.
       
       
      startosinstall.command.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.13.6.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.14.2.zip
       
       
    • By spec3
      Hi,
       
      is there a way to download 10.14.1 now? , i need to downgrade from 10.14.2..
       
      I would like to reinstall from zero, because i have problem of compatibility with some apps with 10.14.2.
       
      thanks
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