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    • By SniperBuddy
      I'm trying to install Codec Commander in Catalina.
      While copying the hda-verb file in /usr/bin , I'm getting an error that the file system is read only.
      Is there any way to complete this install?

    • By sierra2600
      The laptop in question: Acer TravelMate 8472 TM8472 (Model: ZQ3) (refer to the "Spoiler" at the end if you want the machine specs)
       
      "So what are you bugging us for?" Good question, because I am usually an introvert and usually just keep looking for answers but I could not find some. Jumping to it...
      What does not work and I would like thoughts on:
      Bluetooth does not register, used to on previous installs (sorry, I did not pay attention to see if this was caused by me updating to 10.8.5 but that was necessary for the below functions) (It does not work in Debian either - Ignore) LAN and WLAN  - I have found Kexts (somewhere, I think I just lost them... dang it...) for the WLAN but I have yet to try them, nothing for the LAN I know this is cheating but I read that The NDISulator for FreeBSD (HINT HINT) is a port of NDISwrapper for Linux that runs Windows XP network drivers in Linux or BSD Brightness controls work from the middle down on the "Sun" brightness overlay, I got this far from following this: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287133-guide-backlight-brightness-for-intel-80860046-1st-gen-hd-gma-5700mhd/ but I am kind of thinking of trying: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287133-guide-backlight-brightness-for-intel-80860046-1st-gen-hd-gma-5700mhd/?do=findComment&comment=2214344 . My "magic number" is: 0xF        I used DSDTEditor in Windows, since I figured all the drivers are loaded, to extract the DSDT and compile something that somewhat works... Wake from sleep issue - I tried the above guide for that but I get a no backlit display and I can see that the cursor in the password field is not flashing when I use an external light source, but it will reboot when I press Ctrl + Alt + Power "button" (it is actually a slider) and then also clear my freaking CMOS right down to the clock... yeah I have the ACPI fix implmented and it usually works... DVD Player.app reports that no viable video device was found (personally I don't care about the DVD Player.app problem, just wanted to put that out there for the heck of it) The microphone port always sounds like it is going through a [dirty] guitar effects petal no matter what sliders are adjusted  
      Likely causes of:
      Bluetooth (BCM92046), WIFI (BCM943225HM) - So, I USED TO be able to turn on the WIFI from within Windows then reboot into Mac OS and have it work but I noticed recently that the indicator light for them turns off BEFORE it reboots now. When Windows or Android load, it lights up- "No... really, captain obvious?!"... anyways... working "No really Sherlock!" so OBVIOUSLY, the OS has to activate them... and preferably ignore the wireless switching button For the WIFI module, if you omit the 9 and HM in a search, results appear! Brightness - Will get reset to full "Bright light! Bright light!" when a "Load System Defaults" is applied from within the BIOS settings but like the WIFI and Bluetooth the OS will forcefully take control of it Microphone In sounding dirty - me being lazy with the audio drivers LAN (BCM57760) - I dunno...  when I search it, nothing comes up...  
      "How did you get this far?"
      Update the BIOS, this is oh so very important (refer to the battery section of the "Spoiler" for the reson) PLEASE BACKUP YOUR BIOS FIRST! PLUG THE MACHINE INTO THE AC ADAPTER/CHARGER! DO NOT FORCE THE COMPUTER TO SHUTDOWN NOR REMOVE THE BATTERY NOR UNPLUG IT FROM THE AC ADAPTER/CHARGER WHILE IT IS UPDATING! I WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR BRICKED MACHINES! So it will boot off of the (Niresh) Mac OS X 10.8 with no changes to anything "Awesome" but you may still need at least a USB mouse "Aww" If you have the option to remove the display drivers/kexts otherwise it will not to boot or not display If you forgot this, breathe "You think that's air your breathing?"... anyways... during the bootloader, go into single user mode [ -s ] and follow the on screen instructions to allow for modifying the files. You will want to PREFERABLY create a folder where Mac OS cannot read them and move the IntelHDGraphics Kexts into it You are likely going to need an external USB keyboard as well now that it is installed Now install the described Kexts in the "Spoiler" associated with the hardware to get more functionality and loose the USB HICs  
      Any help pertaining to the Bluetooth, WIFI, LAN, bizarre brightness and wake after sleep backlit display issue would be wonderful... Thank you for your time and I hope that I helped anyone else out with some of their own issues pertaining to the Acer TravelMate 8472 TM8472 ZQ3 no nVidia with i5 laptop...
      (Attached are non-modified extracted DSDT DSL and AML files "with errors according to DSDTEditor" for reference of the machine with a Phoenix BIOS version of 1.28 (07/20/2011))
      dsdt.aml
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    • By Klaidonis
      I am making a minimal Clover build for the fastest boot possible with the boot6 file in legacy mode.
      While looking at the preboot.log, I noticed that there is a line without explanation (at 0:892). Apparently, whatever it is, the execution time of it is close to 2 seconds, more than 55% of the total logged boot time in the current configuration. This does not change whether I use USB 2 or USB 3 port.
       
      Is there a way to eliminate or speed up the above? Also, is there anything else you can suggest to improve the performance based on the below log file? Which moment in the boot process corresponds to the start time in preboot.log?  
      The last thing I would like to understand is the delay/timeout after the boot6 file has loaded, and the number 6 disappears from the screen. For about 2 seconds or slightly less, I can press any key, and then it will enter the BIOS-like interface from the boot6 file. Without further knowledge, it seems like those 2 seconds are just delay time, and only after that is CLOVERX64.efi actually started, which, I presume, is approximately when the preboot.log timer starts. So, if the aforementioned is correct, can I get rid of this delay as well? Note that I am using the boot1f32 file to chain-load boot6, which does not include the initial 2-second wait period for a keypress.
       
      === preboot.log ===
      0:100 0:100 MemLog inited, TSC freq: 2394459554 0:100 0:000 CPU was calibrated with ACPI PM Timer 0:100 0:000 LegacyRegion2: Chipset/proc: 0x0A048086 0:100 0:000 Next Generation Core processors (PAM 0x80-0x86) 0:100 0:000 Test PAM1=(0x41=90, 0x5a=90, 0x81=11, 0x91=00) at chipset 0A048086 0:100 0:000 , Install = Success 0:112 0:012 BiosVideoDriverBindingStart! 0:112 0:000 BiosVideoCheckForVbe 0:112 0:000 EdidOverride not found 0:121 0:009 Edid1+ 0:121 0:000 found Detail Timing 1920x1080 0:121 0:000 timing string after 0xFE:AUO 0:121 0:000 timing string after 0xFE:B156HAN01.2 0:122 0:000 0 1280x1024 attr=9B - ok, edid- 0:122 0:000 1 1024x768 attr=9B - ok, edid-, 1024x768, working, highest, pref=1 0:122 0:000 2 640x480 attr=9B - ok, edid-, 640x480, working 0:122 0:000 3 800x600 attr=9B - ok, edid-, 800x600, working 0:123 0:000 4 1920x1080 attr=9B - ok, edid+, working, highest, pref=4 0:123 0:000 BV new mode: 4 1920x1080 0:398 0:275 SetMode pref 4 (4) = Success 0:892 0:493 VGA Pci.Hdr.Command=6 - not enabled 2:623 1:731 2:623 0:000 Now is 21.02.2020, 13:03:21 (GMT) 2:623 0:000 Starting Clover revision: 5103 (master, commit 3f3b85da0) on CLOVER EFI 2:623 0:000 Build with: [Args: -D NO_GRUB_DRIVERS_EMBEDDED -t GCC53 | -D NO_GRUB_DRIVERS_EMBEDDED --conf=/Users/sergey/src/CloverHackyColor/Conf -D USE_LOW_EBDA -a X64 -b RELEASE -t GCC53 -n 5 | OS: 10.14.6] 2:623 0:000 SelfDevicePath=PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0)\HD(1,MBR,0x04944021,0x3F,0x3BC1042) @940C9698 2:623 0:000 SelfDirPath = \EFI\CLOVER 2:623 0:000 SimpleTextEx Status=Success 2:623 0:000 === [ Get Smbios ] ======================================== 2:623 0:000 Type 16 Index = 0 2:623 0:000 Total Memory Slots Count = 2 2:623 0:000 Type 17 Index = 0 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 1600MHz 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 4096MB 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Bank/Device = BANK 0 DIMM0 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Vendor = Hynix 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->SerialNumber = 00000000 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->PartNumber = HMT451S6MFR6A-PB 2:623 0:000 Type 17 Index = 1 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 1600MHz 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 8192MB 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Bank/Device = BANK 2 DIMM1 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->Vendor = Kingston 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->SerialNumber = 5A060A8A 2:623 0:000 SmbiosTable.Type17->PartNumber = KHX1600C9S3L/8G 2:623 0:000 Boot status=0 2:623 0:000 Running on: 'Aspire V5-573G' with board 'Dazzle_HW' 2:623 0:000 === [ GetCPUProperties ] ================================== 2:623 0:000 CPU Vendor = 756E6547 Model=40651 2:623 0:000 The CPU supported SSE4.1 2:623 0:000 BrandString = Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz 2:623 0:000 The CPU supported turbo 2:623 0:000 MSR 0x35 20004 2:623 0:000 MSR 0xE2 before patch 1E008405 2:623 0:000 MSR 0xE2 is locked, PM patches will be turned on 2:623 0:000 MSR 0xCE 0008083D_F3011800 2:623 0:000 corrected FLEX_RATIO = 0 2:623 0:000 MSR 0x1B0 00000000 2:623 0:000 FSBFrequency = 71 MHz, DMI FSBFrequency = 100 MHz, Corrected FSBFrequency = 100 MHz 2:623 0:000 MaxDiv/MinDiv: 24.0/8 2:623 0:000 Turbo: 27/27/27/30 2:623 0:000 Features: 0xBFEBFBFF 2:623 0:000 Threads: 4 2:623 0:000 Cores: 2 2:623 0:000 FSB: 100 MHz 2:623 0:000 CPU: 1700 MHz 2:623 0:000 TSC: 1700 MHz 2:623 0:000 PIS: 100 MHz 2:623 0:000 ExternalClock: 25 MHz 2:623 0:000 === [ GetDevices ] ======================================== 2:623 0:000 GOP found at: PcieRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)/AcpiAdr(0x80010100) 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:00.00) : 8086 0A04 class=060000 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:02.00) : 8086 0A16 class=030000 2:623 0:000 - GOP: Provided by device 2:623 0:000 - GFX: Model=Intel HD Graphics 4400 (Intel) 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:03.00) : 8086 0A0C class=040300 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:14.00) : 8086 9C31 class=0C0330 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:16.00) : 8086 9C3A class=078000 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:1B.00) : 8086 9C20 class=040300 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:1C.00) : 8086 9C10 class=060400 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:1C.02) : 8086 9C14 class=060400 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|04:00.00) : 168C 0034 class=028000 2:623 0:000 - WIFI: Vendor=Atheros 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:1C.03) : 8086 9C16 class=060400 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|05:00.00) : 10EC 5287 class=FF0000 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|05:00.01) : 10EC 8168 class=020000 2:623 0:000 - LAN: 0 Vendor=Realtek 2:623 0:000 PCI (00|00:1C.04) : 8086 9C18 class=060400 2:624 0:000 PCI (00|01:00.00) : 10DE 0FE4 class=030200 2:624 0:000 PCI (00|00:1D.00) : 8086 9C26 class=0C0320 2:624 0:000 PCI (00|00:1F.00) : 8086 9C43 class=060100 2:624 0:000 PCI (00|00:1F.02) : 8086 9C03 class=010601 2:624 0:000 PCI (00|00:1F.03) : 8086 9C22 class=0C0500 2:624 0:000 === [ GetDefaultSettings ] ================================ 2:624 0:000 Clover load options size = 0 bytes 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Aspire V5-573G--00-00-00-00-00-00. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Aspire V5-573G. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Aspire V5-573G-1700. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Dazzle_HW. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 CheckOEMPathExists tried EFI\CLOVER\OEM\Dazzle_HW-1700. Dir not exists 2:624 0:000 set OEMPath by default: EFI\CLOVER 2:637 0:012 EFI\CLOVER\config.plist loaded: Success 2:637 0:000 === [ GetListOfThemes ] =================================== 2:637 0:000 === [ Found config plists ] =============================== 2:637 0:000 - config.plist 2:637 0:000 === [ GetEarlyUserSettings ] ============================== 2:637 0:000 timeout set to 0 2:637 0:000 Custom boot CUSTOM_BOOT_DISABLED (0x0) 2:637 0:000 Default theme: embedded 2:637 0:000 === [ LoadDrivers ] ======================================= 2:637 0:000 === [ InitScreen ] ======================================== 2:637 0:000 Console modes reported: 4, available modes: 2:637 0:000 - [01]: 80x25 2:637 0:000 - [02]: 80x50 2:637 0:000 - [03]: 100x31 2:637 0:000 - [04]: 240x56 (current mode) 2:637 0:000 SetScreenResolution: 1920x1080 - already set 2:637 0:000 SetScreenResolution: 1920x1080 - already set 2:637 0:000 reinit: self device path=PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0)\HD(1,MBR,0x04944021,0x3F,0x3BC1042) 2:637 0:000 === [ GetMacAddress ] ===================================== 2:637 0:000 === [ ScanSPD ] =========================================== 2:637 0:000 Scanning SMBus [8086:9C22], mmio: 0xB3619004, ioport: 0x5040, hostc: 0x1 2:656 0:018 Slot: 2 Type 24 8192MB 1600MHz Vendor=Kingston PartNo=KHX1600C9S3L8G SerialNo=050A0006000A080A 2:657 0:000 === [ GetAcpiTablesList ] ================================= 2:657 0:000 Get Acpi Tables List from RSDT: 2:657 0:000 - [00]: FACP ACRPRDCT len=268 2:657 0:000 - [01]: UEFI ACRPRDCT len=566 2:657 0:000 - [02]: FPDT ACRPRDCT len=68 2:657 0:000 - [03]: ASF! ACRPRDCT len=165 2:657 0:000 - [04]: HPET ACRPRDCT len=56 2:657 0:000 - [05]: APIC ACRPRDCT len=140 2:657 0:000 - [06]: MCFG ACRPRDCT len=60 2:657 0:000 - [07]: BOOT ACRPRDCT len=40 2:657 0:000 - [08]: LPIT ACRPRDCT len=148 2:657 0:000 - [09]: ASPT ACRPRDCT len=52 2:657 0:000 - [10]: DBGP ACRPRDCT len=52 2:657 0:000 - [11]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=1337 2:657 0:000 - [12]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=2776 2:657 0:000 - [13]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=12013 2:657 0:000 - [14]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=11433 2:657 0:000 - [15]: SSDT ACRPRDCT len=2230 2:657 0:000 Calibrated TSC Frequency = 2394459554 = 2394MHz 2:657 0:000 === [ GetUserSettings ] =================================== 2:657 0:000 === [ Found DSDT tables ] ================================= 2:657 0:000 === [ ScanVolumes ] ======================================= 2:657 0:000 Found 8 volumes with blockIO 2:657 0:000 - [00]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0) 2:659 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Linux (grub,linux) 2:659 0:000 - [01]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0x0,0x0) 2:660 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:660 0:000 - [02]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,8017BD66-1E24-4B31-8E09-BC49BECD6CC4,0x800,0x21330000) 2:661 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Windows (vista,win) 2:661 0:000 - [03]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(2,GPT,82F3B738-65E9-458E-B2F1-BB55D4F00885,0x21331000,0x3D0800) 2:663 0:001 - [04]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(3,GPT,E701DCD8-E3C5-4BFA-B61B-BFF4D80153FD,0x21701800,0x18C4F000) 2:664 0:001 - [05]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(4,GPT,4DB1239A-A9D7-4045-A162-7EF1B3A5913B,0x3A350C21,0x3A3B616E) 2:665 0:001 Result of bootcode detection: bootable Windows (vista,win) 2:665 0:000 - [06]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0) 2:677 0:011 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:677 0:000 USB volume 2:677 0:000 USB volume 2:677 0:000 - [07]: Volume: PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\USB(0x0,0x0)\USB(0x4,0x0)\HD(1,MBR,0x04944021,0x3F,0x3BC1042) 2:688 0:011 Result of bootcode detection: bootable unknown (legacy) 2:688 0:000 USB volume 2:688 0:000 USB volume 2:688 0:000 This is SelfVolume !! 2:688 0:000 PutNvramPlistToRtVars: nvram.plist not found 2:689 0:000 No AudioIoProtocols, status=Not Found 2:689 0:000 === [ InitTheme ] ========================================= 2:689 0:000 use daylight theme 2:689 0:000 using embedded theme 2:689 0:000 got embedded sound 2:689 0:000 Channels: 2 Sample rate: 8000 Hz Bits: 16 2:689 0:000 output to channel 0 with volume 70, len=25600 2:689 0:000 sound channels=2 bits=16 freq=8000 2:689 0:000 sound converted to 48kHz 2:689 0:000 not found AudioIo to play 2:689 0:000 sound play end with status=Not Found 2:690 0:001 Using embedded font: Success 2:691 0:000 theme inited 2:691 0:000 Chosen embedded theme 2:691 0:000 after NVRAM boot-args= 2:691 0:000 === [ Dump SMC keys from NVRAM ] ========================== 2:691 0:000 no AppleSMC protocol 2:691 0:000 Entry scan disabled 2:691 0:000 === [ AddCustomTool ] ===================================== 2:692 0:000 === [ GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram ] ========================= 2:692 0:000 Default boot entry not found 2:692 0:000 DefaultIndex=-1 and MainMenu.EntryCount=4 2:973 0:281 GUI ready  
    • By Jancey
      I used this command: diskutil info disk0s2 | grep -i "Partition UUID" | rev | cut -d' ' -f 1 | rev

      But I accidentally removed the wrong disk and now my main windows drive is not appearing in the bootloader. I can't figure out how to get it back. I tried resetting my windows drive, but I kept getting an error. I also reset my mac and reinstalled Catalina.
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