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  1. Thanks for the info. I did some testing and older versions either exhibit the same issue or they cause a panic on boot. I don't think this will be fixed any time soon as FakeSMC is not under active development anymore so I've switched to VirtualSMC again. There the power source detection works and I don't get battery warnings but the percentage updates a lot slower than the actual drain, but that's easy to fix with coconut battery, which seem most accurate apart from the temperatures Will do more testing. Somehow using those boot flags disabled the wifi led on the laptop Hopefully the VirtualSMC people will sort out the sensor stuff but I don't think Ivy Bridge platforms have much priority so I won't expect too much. Apart form this battery and sensors (missing fan rpm and cpu stuff) everything is pretty much perfect now. Haven't had a touchpad glitch in a while but I remember the same glitches happening on all Dells running VoodooPS2Controller-R6Bronxteck, its rare enough not to go and try other PS2 stuff as everything works so nicely with this kext. Funny that I now have 3 different percentages depending on the app used lol.
  2. Ran into another weird bug, and silly I didn't notice it before. The battery indicator doesn't respond to being plugged in or out. It's always showing the power source as it was at boot. I have no idea how this happened or how to fix it. (Not sure if related but I did try VirtualSMC and OpenCore but erased nvram and even tried resetting ec (remove battery and power and press power 30 seconds according to Dell forums). But it didn't sort it out. VirtualSMC ran ok but weird touchpad/keyboard glitches it seemed to cause and the lack of sensors made it not ready to replace FakeSMC yet. OpenCore looks promising but it requires a lot of work and it didn't work as smooth as Clover for me for now.) I'm at a loss how this happened and how to fix it and its just my machines. I even did a clean install and reset the bios and patched DSDT again with a fresh dump. I hope be something really simple or silly I'm overlooking. Hope someone can shine a light on the cause. Thank you!
  3. V1: Initial pack, testing only. V2: Initial 'release' had some silly errors. V3: Fixed USBPorts.kext and removed my ACPI dump. V4: Added sd card reader support and options to select VRAM size. V5: Added fixes received here. Brightness fixed and added hot plug e-sata/caddy support. V6: FileVault2 drivers added and tested, and switched to VirtualSMC. E6330-Catalina-Bootpack-V6.zip Mojave-IO80211Family-kexts.zip
  4. Buy one that one of the forum mods and admins personally own, that way you can be sure the guides and bootpacks work without you having to do too much work I picked up a pair of E6330 but only because I could get them for around 75 euro a piece. They work great but need al little more work to get everything going, which the mods/admins have helped me achieve but don't expect them to do the work for you.
  5. The Drop OEM option seems to have sorted the brightness. No idea how I ended up with 2 NVRAM drivers haha. I removed one of them. On top of that hot-plugging e-sata now works again too. I would've never figured out to patch AppleAHCIPort to fix that, I wouldn't even know where to begin. Thank you so much The side switch is not an issue really. Was trying to get every single component to work in macOS. I had to disable the external drive icon fix cuz it would show a network mounted icon instead of external disk icon. Now it shows the normal removable disk icon for caddy/e-sata instead of the internal icon but thats not a big deal. Both cosmetic and I prefer this over the network mount icon Thanks again! PS: totally unrelated but could it be Cloudflare thats messing up the forums javascript somewhere that prevents me from removing old attachments? I tried different browsers and platforms, even tried over mobile data without any ad-blockers and still can't remove attachments somehow.
  6. Try declaring it as external. On my Dell if I declare the Bluetooth as internal it stops working.
  7. My E6330 is near perfect apart from some minor niggles. Would love to get some input in how to fix them. - Brightness is somehow not remembered (seems to reset itself on boot somewhere). - E-sata and optical bay hot plug isn't working properly. Ejecting works ok but sometimes it hangs when rebooting after ejecting, connecting them to a running system doesn't work at all. This worked on my Mojave install but I can't seem to track down what it is that made it work there. - Side switch doesn't turn wifi and bluetooth off. It disconnects both but leaves the devices themselves on. When enabling them again with the switch only bluetooth devices get connected automatically. I have to connect to the wifi again manually. Turning either or both on/off manually works as expected. Thats pretty much it! I'm attaching the debug logs. Any other improvements, fixes or efficiency gain that I could apply are also very welcomed. I'm striving for the best possible setup Thank you! FWIW my dsdt has the following patches applied: - Fix _WAK Arg0 v2 - HPET Fix - SMBUS Fix - IRQ Fix - RTC Fix - OS Check Fixes - Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel - 7-series/8-series USB - Brightness fix HD3000/HD4000 debug_15508.zip
  8. Hello! First off a big thank you to everybody contributing to these forums, pretty much every single issue I ran into was discussed here including a solution. Thanks to the knowledge shared here I was able to get my Dell running Catalina very smoothly. So I'd like to share my E6330 (Ivy Bridge QM77, low-res, igp) Catalina bootpack with you. It has been tested on my E6330 Low-res model. Everything you'd expect to work works and it has been very stable in use. Please use my previous guide for better instructions. In short you replace the EFI folder on your macOS installer with the one from the bootpack, install macOS, boot into macOS, install Clover and copy the EFI partition to the EFI partition of your internal disk. If you don't have an i3 don't forget to make your own SSDT file as described in my previous guide. My E6330 has bios version A21, with the standard Dell bluetooth card made by Broadcom and a Broadcom 4322 for wifi. To make the Broadcom wifi work you'll need to get a copy of IO80211Family.kext and in some cases also IO80211FamilyV2.kext from Mojave and place them in L/E. You need to mount / in r/w mode before copying them to L/E. Use Hackintool for that and also use it to rebuild the kext caches. If you don't have a Broadcom bluetooth card simply remove BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext in the Clover kext folder and replace them with the ones you need. If you don't have Broadcom wifi you can skip the older IO80211Family kexts and place the kexts you do need to get wifi to work. I suggest downloading Clover Configurator and Hackintool before installing and copying them to the install usb stick. It will make things like mounting EFI partitions and remounting / in r/w mode a bit easier. You might also need Hackintool to generate your own USBPorts.kext in case you have any issues with them (unlikely if you use an E6330 on the A21 bios). I also suggest install Karabiner Essentials, for me installing this makes the keyboard work like a Mac keyboard. F1/F2 change brightness and stuff like volume control also work with osd. I also use this to remap some keys, this is purely optional. What works: - Graphics, everything working very nicely including brightness slider in control panel and no glitches on boot or shutdown. - Mini hdmi out works including audio. - Audio, tested headphone and internal speakers. Sounds better than Windows 10 - Sleep and wake; opening and closing the lid, manual sleep and auto sleep all functioning as expected. - Wifi works, most Broadcom cards should work (O80211Family kexts from Mojave). - Bluetooth works, as above most Broadcom cards should work (BrcmPatchRAM3). - All USB ports work as expected, if you have any issues create your own USBPorts.kext with Hackintool. - E-sata port and optical bay sata port work as expected, including booting from them and hot-plugging (Thanks to Jake Lo). - SD Card reader works if you have an O2 reader that's connected to the pci bus. - Touchpad and tracking stick, even multi touch gestures work though they're not easy on this tiny touchpad lol. - Volume keys on right side of keyboard work (volume up/down and mute). - Battery. - FileVault2. Not working: - Can't wake up the laptop from sleep with bluetooth devices, this can make clamshell mode tricky (don't think this can be fixed). - You tell me! Misc: - FileVault2: On boot the password prompt might take a little while to show. For the best experience remove the verbose boot (-v) flag. - If the sd card reader isn't working check if the pci address of it matches with the one in the devices section in the Clover config, more info here. - Battery percentage might update too slowly (for my taste). You can use coconut battery to replace the Apple one the Menu Bar. - Not all sensors and system info is available in VirtualSMC. Notably missing; fan stats and current cpu multipliers and such. This is both due to HWMonitor app not being fully compatible and VirtualSMC not being fully matured in the sensor department.Third party apps might do it better (iStat etc). FakeSMC has more sensors available but also an annoying bug where it doesn't detect power source. If you don't care about that bug you can replace VirtualSMC with FakeSMC after install easily with Clover configurator: Untested (will test when I get the chance): - Line/microphone input - iCloud stuff like Hand Off - Airdrop DSDT patches applied (source dump from A21 bios): Sorry about the bad formatting and mark-up. I really suck at it Please let me know below if you have any questions or suggestions. Starting from V4 the default VRAM is 384MB, you can change it with Clover Configurator easily. I added a bunch of options, you can disable them all to let macOS decide the VRAM size or set it yourself. I only have 4GB ram and don't really use anything graphically heavy. By default it stole 1.5GB from my ram for VRAM. A bit too much for me. I did some experimenting and 256MB still ran ok but Youtube was a bit choppy at time, it runs good with 384MB for me. But Like I said I barely play videos or do anything graphical intensive.
  9. I was running the RM version from the .zip in first post. Installed the latest from SF which fixed not being able to boot. Updating to .2 and .3 went without any issue or changes needed. Guess I was lucky lol. Thankfully the fix was easy. This laptop has seen daily usage for nearly 6 months now. Running as smoothly as my macbooks. Very content with it.
  10. I can’t get .4 to install. Either update or clean. I have updated all kexts on the installer like AppleALC, WhateverGreen and Lilu. No updates for the others exist. The installer boots but never makes it to the gui. After a long wait it says kextd stall for AppleACPICPU. Update: installing the latest Clover fixed it!
  11. I have updated my install to 10.14.2. Well to be fair, I forgot to disable auto updates and macOS did it. No issues to report. I'm confident creating an installer using the 10.14.2 app will ok. I'm happy this thread has helped some people get macOS up and running. Mine is still running smoothly. Using it daily. One of my few wishes is to hack some support for the stupid Intel Turbo memory card that was in there. Would be nice to use that 1GB for swap.
  12. I didn't upgrade to Mojave. It's a clean install. No such kexts are needed. You might run into problems due to high-res screen and maybe not an Intel card? As for the time left, even on my MacBooks that always takes ages. Or right after install when connecting to a wifi om the first boot setup, that also takes ages on my MacBook and iMac. What are you laptop specs?
  13. After some trial and error I found out it was caused by an for macOS inaccessible Linux disk in the optical bay, removing it and sleep is entered fast again
  14. Testing the new zip a few times, everything works. Entering sleep seems to take longer than before. Lot of disk activity. It does enter sleep fine and wakes up fine. Not sure if its writing the full ram to disk or something else. Its the same regardless of DSDT I use. Must be something in the config/kexts? Above my pay grade haha.
  15. Ohh, I feel stupid now! Mixing up BT and wifi.. Thanks for clarifying. Update: After more reading I'm going to make a new zip file where Clover only loads the bare essentials to boot into the installer and install. The rest will go in /L/E. It is much better to have it in kextcache amongst other things. Update2: Patched the DTSD of the A21 bios. Applied the following patches: - Fix _WAK Arg0 v2 - HPET Fix - SMBUS Fix - IRQ Fix - RTC Fix - OS Check Fixes - Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel - 7-series/8-series USB Everything seems to work well. Not sure if I forgot anything... DSDT.aml.zip
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