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27 minutes ago, tonyx86 said:

 

I just noticed that you ordered a Brcm module different from the one I'm using.  There were reasons I selected Broadcom BCM 94352HMB after a bit of research and I'm sure there are others that will work, too.  Let us know how the 94360 works for you.

 

I have one BRM9460CS2 board and can confirm that it works nicely with a properly adaptation with a original MacBook antenna plug. The antennas plugs are different to connect to Dell Latitude. Apple use a "mini" connector that wont fits on the E6XXX series and another laptops (case that I believe is the same used in the BRM94360HMB board ordered by @unilock, unfortunatley). Besides, this model of card, from the images I researched, has 3 connectors for the antennas and the laptop has only two. I don't know how much work it will take to figure out how to make it work fully. Good luck.

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57 minutes ago, vbmota said:

 

I have one BRM9460CS2 board and can confirm that it works nicely with a properly adaptation with a original MacBook antenna plug. The antennas plugs are different to connect to Dell Latitude. Apple use a "mini" connector that wont fits on the E6XXX series and another laptops (case that I believe is the same used in the BRM94360HMB board ordered by @unilock, unfortunatley). Besides, this model of card, from the images I researched, has 3 connectors for the antennas and the laptop has only two. I don't know how much work it will take to figure out how to make it work fully. Good luck.

Attached is a picture of the BCM94352HMB in my Latitude E6410.  My laptop has 3 mini-coax cables, but I only used two of them as shown.  The original Intel card had 3 coax connectors.

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@tonyx86 @vbmota

 

My BCM94360HMB (AW-CB160H) arrived today. Indeed, it has three MHF4 antennae rather than two U.FL antennae, the latter of which being what the E6410 is equipped for. I now have some adapter cables on the way; they're shipping from China, so they'll probably get here within my lifetime.

In the meantime, Wi-Fi seems to work well enough without antennae, as my router is located directly beside my desk. Bluetooth, too, works short range, though it should be noted that I had to tape over the Bluetooth disable pins (5 and 51) in order to get it to power on under any OS. I also had to disable Bluetooth in BIOS (to turn off the built-in module). I can now turn Bluetooth on/off from the menubar, though!

Unfortunately, I'm running into the issue where it takes a few minutes after boot for the Wi-Fi hardware to turn on. I have the latest Lilu + BrcmPatchRAM3 + BrcmBluetoothData + BrcmBluetoothInjector installed, so I'm not sure what the issue is.

 

I've been messing with my accursed modular bay HDD caddy, as well. I tried putting my boot drive in it, from which macOS started just fine, but it still ended up at the expected white screen after a while. When it's not crashing the system, whatever HDD I have plugged into the bay is properly recognized by model under System Information.app. I have no idea what the problem could be here.

 

On an unrelated note, I tried turning on my WWAN card in BIOS to see if macOS would recognize it. Surprisingly, it does; however, it shows up in System Information.app only as a USB device, not a WWAN device. Oh well. Maybe it would work better if I had a SIM card installed in my laptop.

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@unilock If you'd like opinions on your issues, please attach your Black.Dragon problem reporting files to your post.

 

EDIT: have your researched the expected signal attenuation caused by the adapter cables?

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EDIT 2: If you are unable to turn-on Bluetooth, see Known Issues in Post #1.

 

EDIT: I have isolated this bluetooth issue to occur only if I turn-off bluetooth before shutting down.  If I leave bluetooth on (or at least make sure bluetooth is on before shutting down), bluetooth is reliably available after each boot and I am able to turn bluetooth off and back on within a session.  I hadn't seen this before, because I was leaving bluetooth on.  I will continue to monitor to see if I can isolate more specifics about this behavior on my Latitude E6410 with BCM94352HMB.

 

There is something wrong with bluetooth after I switched from Brcm kexts version 2.5.0 to 2.5.1.  I had guessed that it was a firmware update issue, but I don't think that is the problem (at least I don't think it's the only problem).  I also am not certain that this started with 2.5.1, since I didn't test bluetooth very rigorously for version 2.5.0.  I am not always able to turn-on bluetooth after a  cold boot and don't know the problem. Will look at this more when I have time and welcome testing help from others.  My system is currently running with version 2.5.1 Brcm kexts in /L/E.

 

Bluetooth in Mojave on my Latitude E6410 is solid, so this problem is specific to Catalina.  I have no problems with Wi-Fi.

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@tonyx86 Attaching logs would help, wouldn't it? My bad.

I've generated three archives using gen_debug.zip:

debug_no-bay.zip = generated without modular bay HDD caddy inserted

debug_bay-data.zip = generated with modular bay HDD caddy inserted, containing a secondary HDD for data

debug_bay-boot.zip = generated with modular bay HDD caddy inserted, containing the boot SSD

(the sum of the archives exceeds InsanelyMac's upload size limit)

 

The adapter cables are only 5cm long, so I can't imagine they'll contribute much to signal attenuation. If they do, then the signal will still likely remain "good enough" for my purposes. Hell, I can get a tolerable signal as it is.

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Upgrade to 10.15.3 is painless.  I followed my instructions in Post #1 to update Catalina from 10.15.2 to 10.15.3.  So far, I haven't found the need to re-apply the Legacy Video patch.

 

Keep using VoodooHDA.kext with 10.15.3.  Use of AppleALC causes delayed Wi-Fi connection.

 

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi appear to work perfectly following sleep / wake with no delay in availability of bluetooth and Wi-Fi after wake.  In fact, bluetooth and wi-fi are available immediately after wake in 10.15.3.  Credit to @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext and his custom SSDT instructions for leading to the perfect USB behavior on this Dell Latitude E6410.

Screen Shot 2020-01-28 at 11.40.11 PM.png

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Removed incorrect reference to delayed Wi-Fi connection

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53 minutes ago, james487 said:

Hey ! My problem screen is resolved but I have a new problem :-(  I have a graphics problem and my display is not detect is unknow (inconnu in french) ! and I find that the computer is slow

 

Please post your problem reporting files which you can obtain using Black.Dragon's problem reporting tool (Google it).  Thank you.

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9 hours ago, tonyx86 said:

 

Please post your problem reporting files which you can obtain using Black.Dragon's problem reporting tool (Google it).  Thank you.

Where’s the tool ? I can't find it with google :-( 

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5 hours ago, james487 said:

Where’s the tool ? I can't find it with google :-( 

@james487 - Making a Hackintosh work and then maintaining it so that it continues to work is challenging - it is NOT easy.  By far, the easiest step in solving your issues is Googling for the black.dragon problem reporting tool.  That's not meant to intimidate you or discourage you - I'm just setting your expectations so that you understand the work that you'll be expected to do to solve your issues.  That said, Google 'GENERATE PROPER PROBLEM REPORTING FILES black.dragon74.'

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1 hour ago, tonyx86 said:

 This is a joke - right?

 

 do you have a video that explains how we do it? maybe check my computer with anydesk software

Thank you a lot
 
 
 

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I can confirm that the same Wi-Fi issue occurs with the BCM94360HMB (AW-CB160H), although this is true for 10.15.2 as well.

As far as I know, these are the only two chipsets that are "natively" supported by macOS Catalina. Note that I've yet to update to 10.15.3, although I doubt much will change, considering @tonyx86 is facing the same issue on that version.

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On 2/1/2020 at 11:42 AM, unilock said:

I can confirm that the same Wi-Fi issue occurs with the BCM94360HMB (AW-CB160H), although this is true for 10.15.2 as well.

As far as I know, these are the only two chipsets that are "natively" supported by macOS Catalina. Note that I've yet to update to 10.15.3, although I doubt much will change, considering @tonyx86 is facing the same issue on that version.

 

Deleting my original response now that I understand the problem.  Use VoodooHDA 2.9.2 v14 installer package and NOT AppleALC.

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Corrected response to indicate that AppleALC is the problem

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I have determined that the delayed Wi-Fi problem is related to sound.  This sounds as crazy to me as it sounds to you (no pun intended :) ).  Use VoodooHDA 2.9.2 v14 pkg installer (select classic install method) and NOT AppleALC.  I have installed VoodooHDA version 2.9.2 v14 and it is working well for me.  I discovered this sound-related issue when I switched back to Catalina 10.15.2 and still had the delayed Wi-Fi problem.

 

I have added a note to post #1 in this thread indicating that AppleALC should be avoided.

 

Details:

When I reverted to 10.15.2 after having the "delayed Wi-Fi" problem in 10.15.3, I had the same problem.  I did a clean install of 10.15.2 and had not yet installed sound.  I tried AppleALC and while sound worked, Wi-Fi acquisition was still delayed.  I removed AppleALC and installed VoodooHDA and the Wi-Fi problem is resolved.  

 

While trying to figure out the Wi-Fi problem, I noticed that Wi-Fi would connect immediately after there was an AppleHDA event that I observed in IORegistryExplorer.  I suspect that the Wi-Fi problem is "fixed" when VoodooHDA installs AppleHDADisabler.

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EDIT: I have updated post #1 to the new baseline for 10.15.3.

 

EDIT 2: See Known Issues in Post #1 for Bluetooth work-around

 

I can confirm that Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, sleep ... all works perfectly after upgrading to 10.15.3.  Continue to use VoodooHDA 2.9.2 v14 and don't use AppleALC.

 

My current baseline includes the following (I'll update post #1 after further testing):

  • Catalina 10.15.3
  • CLOVER v2.5k r5103
  • DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.3.0
  • Lilu.kext 1.4.1
  • BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext 2.5.1
  • BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.1
  • BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.1
  • IntelMausiEthernet.kext 2.5.0

  • VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v14 (NOT AppleALC)

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12 minutes ago, james487 said:

hi ! I have a problem with my dell E6410 my display is Unknown :( Thank you for your support

my efi is here 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/2hbr1x3rwepgbn3/EFI.zip/file

MacBook Pro de Jean.ioreg

 

I'm not sure where to start.  You're still not using black.dragon74's problem reporting tool to provide the info I requested, you didn't follow my instructions in post #1, you have nv_disable=1 clover boot flag when you should not for Catalina, your MacModel is set to MacBookPro9,1 and not MacBookPro6,2.  Please read post #1 VERY CAREFULLY and follow the instructions EXACTLY.  

 

As a newbie, you probably don't understand, so let me explain how this works: I'm providing this info without any compensation and without getting anything in return.  I don't work for InsanelyMac, so my opinions are mine, their opinions are theirs and they permit me and others to post here as long as we don't offend anyone (at least not too seriously - I'm generally offensive).  My hope is that by helping others, you help me to learn and to solve issues with my own equipment.  When you have followed my instructions in Post #1 and you are certain that you have your Hackintosh configured EXACTLY as I have specified, post here with your issues (if any remain).  You WILL need to search the web to learn the basics.  If you don't understand something, search for it.  You are not going to maintain your hackintosh if you don't understand why and what you're doing to install it.

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Catalina's read-only file permissions may interfere with your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug.  If you're having problems installing gen_debug, try the attached gen_debug by copying it to your Desktop.  After you copy to your Desktop, open terminal and change file attributes by executing 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug'

 

Run it from terminal by cd'ing to your Desktop and executing ./gen_debug

 

I'm not a script guru, so forgive me if these instructions or my methods are remedial.

 

 

gen_debug.zip

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20 hours ago, tonyx86 said:

Catalina's read-only file permissions may interfere with your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug.  If you're having problems installing gen_debug, try the attached gen_debug by copying it to your Desktop.  After you copy to your Desktop, open terminal and change file attributes by executing 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug'

 

Run it from terminal by cd'ing to your Desktop and executing ./gen_debug

 

I'm not a script guru, so forgive me if these instructions or my methods are remedial.

 

 

gen_debug.zip


I successfully installed everything works except the wifi I must change the wifi card because I have an intel, thank you for your patience and your kindness I begin and I try to understand, it's not easy, I need to update the system to 10.5.3 now

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3 hours ago, james487 said:


I successfully installed everything works except the wifi I must change the wifi card because I have an intel...

 

Congratulations!!! Great job!  Your patience and persistence has paid off.   Well done!

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I was playing with @headkaze's hackintool (awesome tool by the way) and noticed that hibernatemode was 3 when it should be 0.  I added an installation step in Post #1 for setting hibernatemode.

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There is a new version of AirportBrcmFixup.kext (version 2.0.6).  I have installed this to see if it made any difference, but I don't notice any changes.  At the time of this writing, this new version of AirportBrcmFixup.kext is not yet part of the baseline in Post #1 of this thread.

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Deleting this post which has been superseded by a subsequent post.

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Deleting post - attached files have been updated in a subsequent post

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EDIT: A newer version of the attached .zip is now included in Post #1 of this thread.  Leaving this post for historical purposes.

 

The attached E6410-Catalina-3v2.zip represents the current baseline of my Latitude E6410.  Changes from the baseline in Post #1 are listed below. With these changes, I am noticing that booting between High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 is more "seamless."  Occasionally, I would see a "white screen" when shutting down one OS and booting another.  This "white screen" always recovered itself and wasn't a big deal, but it made me suspect that something wasn't quite right.  I'm not seeing this with the attached files.  If you want to test and you're running the baseline in Post #1, you don't need to replace everything - just the changed files referenced below.

 

  • New CLOVER config.plist: Removed all CLOVER USB fixes (leaving EHCx > EH0x renaming) - be sure to replace XX-MASKED-XX with your own values.
  • New DSDT.aml: Restored _S3D and _S1D definitions in Device (EHC1) and Device (EHC2) to their original values (I was experimenting with these when working on the sleep solution)
  • New SSDT-UIAC.aml: Changed EH01:HP14 USB port from External to Internal (there isn't an external 4th USB port on the Latitude E6410)
  • New version of AirportBrcmFixup.kext (2.0.6)

 

Note that the drivers folder in the attached EFI is from CLOVER r5103.

 

 

E6410-Catalina-3v2.zip

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