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  1. Hey max - yes mate thank you soo much. System is very nice and obviously very similar to yours. the trackpad is still a little jumpy however can live with that, will carry out a few more tests to see if it can improve. battery life is poor - hopefully @Jake Lo could shed some light. thanks again man, dan
  2. Hi Jake, Got quite bit further on the t470s - System is now fully functional, battery status, wifi, trackpad. System works solid. Got some tips from the Max 1974 thread and a few other members of the community that you helped out - Only real issue I'm having would be battery life - battery drains really quickly from a full charge - approx 1 hour. Is there any tricks to get this better? I installed the intel power gadget and could not see any resources hog that would indicate as such. Hoping you could take a look at my debug files and offer any assistance (again) if you could. Many thanks in advance Dan debug_30561.zip
  3. Hey man, I've no experience with the the 7000 series but can confirm the E5450 is rock solid and a very easy install using @Jake Lo guide. Updates are quick and easy and have not had a bit of bother with it. Battery would be approx 3-4 hours depending what I'm doing with it. However the unit is probably 3 years old at this stage so I expect battery life would be better with a new battery. Hope this helps Dan
  4. Hi Jake, Building from previous work with High Sierra, got little further progress on the t470s. Have attached debug files for review. Mojave 10.14.2 however still issues on trackpad (jumpy and battery status shows 0%). Apart from that everything seems good. Happy new year to you Dan debug_6724.zip
  5. `no worries Jake - As reference the model in my T470s is a: SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7 and original to the laptop. Thanks again pal - be happy to offer donation for this and all your guys efforts to this community if you let me know where to
  6. Hi Jake - tried a few of the files from the repo but ended up braking my system Got it back to original state from the install USB and clover folder from the debug files from a few posts back. Definitely believe it isrelated to a fine tune on the DSDT however its beyond my capabilities at this stage. If you could offer any advice or point me in the right direction I would be grateful Thanks in advance Dan
  7. Hi Jake - the t470 files in the repo are the ones that were used for mine. But still the issues as described above. ill take another look and see what I can find my end
  8. Hi Jake, Thanks for replying - apologies for the vague description in original post. Main issues are: Slow boot time and can only successfully boot in verbose Trackpad works using rehabmans voodooPS2 kext however is jumping - curser jumps erratically during use. No battery indicator unless power plugged in. In energy saver sys prefs the show battery indicator button does not work (stay on) and battery charge shows 0%. When power is plugged in only shows 7% charge and looks like it is not charging (but is). This particular model of the Thinkpad has 2 batteries installed. Brightness buttons also not working I installed High Sierra (10.13.6) quite easily on the machine using files and kexts from this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/315451-guide-lenovo-t460-macos-with-clover/ There is a user there with the t470p model which is very similar however I did use custom kexts particular to this model (wifi card etc) and edited the config.plist best I can but do feel custom edits are required on the DSDT / SSDT to fine tune the system correctly (beyond my skillset unfortunately ) The DSDT and SSDT files in the debug files are original from my machine dumped from clover. Thanks again Jake
  9. Thanks Jake - I've posted in the Lenovo threads. This thread can be marked as solved for the Dell Latitude E5450 fine tune Many thanks again Dan
  10. Hi Jake (again) Many thanks for your assistance on the Dell Latitude. Hoping to get your assistance again on this machine - Lenovo T470S. System is installed and fully operation however there are a few issues Attached Debug files for review. Any ideas? Dan debug_11431.zip
  11. Jake - you da man!! System running well. Will test over the next few days however things so far work a treat. Sound, battery indicator all running nicely. Just re the virtual SMC - is there any sensor kexts to monitor CPU / graphics like the old FMC plugins? Again - many thanks pal. I also got myself a Lenovo Thinkpad T470s model - do you have much experience with these machines?
  12. Hi Jake - apologies only seeing this now. My notifications prefs were all over the place. I actually posted again as there is a battery / power issue in this thread along with the debug files - And by the way - now on ALC sound many thanks!!! Works a treat!
  13. Hi Jake and Team! Been a while since posting on here - hope everyone is well. My Dell E5450 with the help of Jake's guide was running nicely on HS so went to update to Mojave and success! Sound fixed with update from Jake too I believe a little fine tuning is required as battery status not constant - need to enable in 'energy saver' in sys prefs. I have attached the debug files - system is great and a little fine tuning by someone more experienced than me can get these systems fully operational with Mojave. Thanks in advance Dan debug_22307.zip
  14. Hi guys 0 successfully upgraded to Mojave on my Dell E5450 - update went smoothly however lost sound. Originally on the ALC293 however in a way to enable audio installed AppleALC with whatever green kext and disabled the patches in config plist however no luck. Hoping I can get some help ? CLOVER.zip
  15. Jake, As per usual - you da man! Thanks again Dan
  16. Hi Jake - How are you mate? I was hoping you could help me. On my latitude E5450 - Sierra all good using your guide - many thanks. Updated to High Sierra using your upgrade guide, all good too, except Volume buttons on keyboard are not operational. I have volume and can adjust the volume from the slider in the menu bar however buttons are a no go. Any ideas? Any assistance you could offer I will be most grateful Dan
  17. Thanks again mate - hopefully these posts will help others in the future for their Dell Optiplex 745. Love this Forum!! Regards, Dan
  18. Also to confirm - I removed the device properties from the Chameleon boot.plist file and boots fine with working internet on 'Ethernet' Chameleon boot.plist file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>ForceHPET</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>npci=0x2000 darkwake=0</string> <key>SMBIOS</key> <string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string> <key>SystemType</key> <string>1</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>LoginToLion</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist> No device properties at the end like the original before the LAN patch on the DSDT! Hervé you rock mate - many many thanks!!! Oh and the BCM5722D kext is version 2.3.5 (in my extra folder a few posts back) Dan
  19. Hi Hervé, Done as you advised and rebooted fine with internet this time using your DSDT: ifconfig output: Home-Servers-Mac-Pro$ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280 stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280 en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> ether 00:19:b9:16:fb:f1 inet6 fe80::219:b9ff:fe16:fbf1%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 inet 192.168.0.47 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255 media: autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active Home-Servers-Mac-Pro$
  20. Hi Hervé, Tried the New DSDT but no internet on reboot unfortunately Steps I took: - Removed old DSDT to desktop - Inserted new DSDT in /Extra - Ran myFix full - Reboot The machine rebooted fine but no traffic going in or out (I use iStat) and also confirmed with the Ethernet device showing unplugged in System Prefs / Network. I removed the old device and tried to add new but no go. It did show up as 'Ethernet' and not Ethernet Adaptor en0 if that is any help...
  21. Hi Hervé, Many thanks mate, I will try this when I get home tonight and report back Devices and kexts files empty? doh, I will re-upload if necessary, apologies on that Dan
  22. I'm the same, got lucky with the Nvidia card I had being compatible so graphics issues were non-existant for me. Sorry i cannot help much more. Dan
  23. Hi Hervé, Attached are 2 more files pulled from the system info (if they are any use) which shows the devices and kexts currently installed Dan's Devices & Kexts.zip
  24. Hi Hervé, Thanks a million mate - attached files. Dan's DSDT.aml.zipDan's Home Server's Mac Pro IOReg.zip As per previous posts, the machine is running flawlessly at the moment but anything to help it run better or cleaner I'm all for it Regards, Dan
  25. Hi Justin / Hervé: Just one other thing I remembered, regarding the device properties for the onboard ethernet controller for the Dell Optiplex 745. The reason I injected the properties for the device to the chameleon.Boot.plist is so the ethernet controller reads as a 'Mac controller - 'Ethernet' and not 'Ethernet Adaptor en0' in the System Preferences/Network prefpane. There was a few issues regarding the App Store / iMessages and Facetime with the en0 setting but 'tricking' the ethernet controller to read as a genuine Mac controller solved these. If your app store / facetime and imessages works as it should - then great! If not, below is the procedure I followed to make the on board Ethernet card read as 'Ethernet'. This was written by the guy who originally helped me set up this machine back in 2012. If Hervé or any other more knowledgable lads (than myself - and that's not hard lol ) on here can add anything in with this procedure be sure to chime in "It’s time to get the App Store fully working. The thing that does the trick was injecting the EFI string of the onboard ethernet controller in com.apple.Boot.plist (located in Library/Preferences/System Configuration) and org.chameleon.Boot.plist (located in /Extra). Use EFI studio 1.1 (http://www.mediafire.com/?xz14ytrmddo), select "Ethernet device", click on "Add Device" and ask it to write the string it found to com.apple.boot.plist (located in Library/Preferences/System Configuration). Then open the edited file with TextEdit and find: < key>device-properties</key> < string>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</string> (where x is the ethernet device EFI string) Copy the lines, open your org.chameleon.Boot.plist located in /Extra (with textedit), and paste the copied content along with these 2 lines: < key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> < string>Yes</string> and then close all open files. Delete all network connections displayed in System Preferences/Network prefpane and also trash the NetworkInterfaces.plist located in Library/Preferences/System Configuration. Reboot and manually add a new network service using the (+) button in System Preferences/Network; the system should auto-name it "Ethernet" (instead of "Ethernet adaptor en0") which implies that the network card/interface is seen as an original built in Mac connection. You should now be able to use Software Update to check for updates to the OS and any Mac Apps." And that's it - Here is what my org.chameleon.Boot.plist looks like (with the device properties for my Ethernet Card) as a reference: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>ForceHPET</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>npci=0x2000 darkwake=0</string> <key>SMBIOS</key> <string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string> <key>SystemType</key> <string>1</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>LoginToLion</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>4b00000001000000010000003f0000000100000002010c00d041030a0400000001010600041c0101060000007fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string> </dict> </plist> Hope this helps Regards, Dan
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