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Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation (WIP)

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Chameleon Guide

Target OS X release:
Yosemite 10.10.2
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The specs:

  • BIOS A13 (needs HDD set to AHCI mode)
  • Intel QM87 Express chipset
  • Intel i7-4800MQ 2.69GHz quad-core Haswell-MB CPU -> needs Haswell-patched kernels
  • integrated Intel HD4600 GPU (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x0416)
  • discrete Nvidia Quadro K3100M GPU (PCI ven id 0x10de, dev id 0x11b6)17" 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD
  • 16GB DDR3L-1600 RAM
  • Intel i217-LM Gigabit Ethernet (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x153a)
  • Realtek ALC3226 High Def audio (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x8c20)
  • Intel wireless card 7260 (PCI ven id 0x8086, dev id 0x08b1 - unsupported) + Bluetooth 4.0 (PCI ven id 0x8087, dev id 0x07dc)
  • Sonix Technology integrated HD webcam (USB internal, PCI ven id 0x0c45, dev id 0x64d2)
  • O2 Micro SD card reader (PCI ven id 0x1217, dev id 0x8520)
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 1 x headset port
  • 1 x mic port
  • 1 x eSata/USB 2.0 port
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x 34mm ExpressCard

BIOS Settings:
Set BIOS to default. Then set SATA Operations to AHCI. Disable "Enable Switchable Graphics"
 
Working:
Full QE/CI with Nvidia Quadro K3100M (LVDS display)

Wireless (Replaced with supported device)

HDMI Video/ DP Video

HDMI Audio with HDMIAudio.kext v1.0

( Stop working after sleep and will require a reboot to work again)
Internal Speaker/Headphone/Mic
USB 3.0/USB 2.0/eSata Ports
SD Card Reader
DVD Player
Webcam

LAN
 
WIP:
HDMI Audio Fixed
 Sleep/Wake (not with LID close). Wake to blank screen unless AC is connected before wake.

 

Not Working:
ExpressCard

SmartCard Reader
 
Step 1: Prepare Bootable USB Drive
Follow step #2 of guide here to create the Yosemite USB Installer 
Note: Add the patched Haswell Kernel (10.10.2)
 
Step 2: Install OS X Yosemite
Follow steps #3 from same guide above
Note: Boot from the eSata/USB 2.0 combo port on the back
 
Step 3: Post-Installation
Follow steps #4 from guide above
Note: Need to copy patched Haswell Kernel from Installer to HDD/SSD
 

M6800.zip

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Clover Guide (El Capitan & Sierra)

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BIOS Settings:

Set BIOS (A16) to load default.

Set UEFI boot option

Enable Legacy ROM Option

Set SATA Operations to AHCI. 

Disable "Enable Switchable Graphics"

Disable Secure boot

Disable TPM

 

Working:

Full QE/CI with Nvidia Quadro K3100M (LVDS display / not EDP)

Wireless (Replaced with supported device)

HDMI Video / DP Video

HDMI Audio with HDMIAudio.kext v1.0

Internal Speaker/Headphone/Mic

Brightness Control (Fn+F3, Fn+Insert)

Fn+Prtscrn -> Disables Touchpad
USB 3.0/USB 2.0/eSata Ports
SD Card Reader
DVD Player
Webcam

LAN
 
WIP:
 Sleep/Wake with LID close/Open

Note:Wake to blank screen and have to hard reboot unless AC is connected before wake.

 

Not Working:
ExpressCard

SmartCard Reader

 

Installation guide:

Follow here to create the USB Installer, just replace El Capitan with Sierra app

 

Post Install:

When generating your own Smbios serial with Clover Configurator 4.41+, make sure to use the same Board-id from the bootpack below, otherwise blank internal screen

 

Bootpack:

M6800.zip

 

For 10.12.4 /5 /6

M6800_Fix_Brightness.zip

 

Credits:

andrejkw (HDMIAudio), Joe82 (SDCard Reader), EmlyDinEsh, Rehabman, Piker-Alpha, Sontrg, toleda, Dr. Hurt (Alps), Mieze, Clover Team

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