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jmj662 last won the day on May 13 2020

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    Mojave 10.14.6, Lenovo T470s, 2.71 Ghz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620 

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  1. I have had the oddest problem on my T470s. When I am using my laptop speakers, it is REALLY rather weak even when turning up a video to full blast and the volume control up all the way. I am running OC. Any suggestions where to look for changing settings to what, inside the OC config file?
  2. I have my T470s working well now using OC, but the touchpad (even an ever so slight partial touch when typing) can highlight and wipe out what I just typed. Does the new VoodooSMBus help at all with this? Would love to hear if it does or doesn't have this characteristic. Changing the touchpad settings inside of Catalina doesn't seem to help with this either.
  3. I got it figured out. I was able to clear out my /L/E with the exception of 10 original Mojave kexts that I left. My machine seems to run a bit smoother now with the other kexts only injected. The rest moved over to Kexts/Other. Rebooted and no issues. The I updated those with the latest Clover 5118. Again no issues at reboot. I have attached my finished Clover from my EFI/Clover partition in case anyone else wants to have a good starting point for a Thinkpad T470S. Everything works now. I timed my battery and it lasts 2.5hrs. This is half of a Win10 build. I have not injected the NVMeFix.Kext in this build like Jake Lo suggests. That would be the next step. My next direction I think I will take this is try to use OpenCore instead of Clover, but that is outside the scope of this particular thread. Cheers, JMJ662 Oregon CLOVER for T470S 5-23-20.zip
  4. JakeLo, In my screenshots above of my /L/E and my Clover /kext/other folders, is there anything I should delete concerning duplicates from one folder or the other? Do these kexts look the way they should? I am not missing anything am I? I am looking for a sanity check. Also, my battery life really isn't so good. On my windows 10 T470s machine it should get in the 6 to 7hr range, but on my T470s clover build, I am only getting a couple of hours on the battery for some reason. I am still getting failed reboots from time to time. I can't explain it. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!
  5. I believe that you have to go into SIMBIOS in clover config and set up a unique serial number and ID? It gets iMessage working too.
  6. Have you enabled the battery indicator inside of the MacOS so that it shows in your status bar? It's in settings. Then it shows up. There is a bunch of meticulous troubleshooting you get to do when knocking out each thing. The reason is that everything is NOT loaded into Clover Other/Kexts. Only the skinniest number of them are once you close in on finishing your build. The majority end up in the /Library/Extensions (/L/E) inside your build. After you test the kext, I then moved over into /L/E. It's a step by step thing. After moving, then in Terminal, you use the kextcache -i / command to rebuild the /L/E cache each time. Now, other people say to just ignore this method and leave it all in the Clover Other/Kexts and don't mess with the caching from /L/E loading. This seems to be a great debate online. Rehabman over on another forum (a google search will find his homebase) says to use the caching from /L/E method because of some troubleshooting advantages, so that is what I followed. Here is my /L/E folder. Here is my Kexts/Other folder. It has been a fun project, kind of like a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle putting it all together. Guys like you and I like such brain twisters, along with everyone else on this forum. I would like to believe that this is more of the motivation of doing a project like this during the lockdown. I have the money to go just buy a macbook, but this has been a fun challenge. I wish I could say that it is at 100%, but there are still some oddities. Like the battery indicator sometimes does the countdown from 100% to 0%. Sometimes it stays at 100%, then shuts down without a warning. Other times it does what it should. But it dies at about 17%, it never gets to single digits. I just attributed it to the fact that your T470s has two batteries inside of it, a big one and a small one. I get about 2.5hrs on a charge. I wish it was longer. I have the same Lenovo T470S for my day job issued to me by my company running Win10, and it sure seems to last longer that 150 minutes. I also still get a random non-boot situation that I can't explain. I have to go into the Clover bootloader at the beginning of a boot and use safe mode boot, then I get in and it is fine again for awhile. I can't explain this random fail yet. But for now it mostly all works.
  7. ULTRACORE, These are the bios settings I used.
  8. Jake Lo, You helped Max1974 with getting his HDMI going Can yo do the same for me please? I have the HDMI plugged into the monitor. debug_15890.zip
  9. Jake Lo, As you suggested, I removed the other files. I had tried them to get some progress made, but it didn't work. Then I tried your version you shared and still no luck. Then reasons I don't understand, like a pigeon looking for the prize by pecking on the lever till the kernel of corn drops, I went back to an older (sub) version of the VoodoPS2Controller, and my T470s trackpad started to work again. VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip Go figure. There must be something unique in it. I got it from a different post from this site you were involved in about 4 months ago. So, last questions: 1. Any idea why HWInfo.kex and ACPIBatteryManager.kext would have these entries when I rebuild the kextcashe? 2. Also, is the preamble of "Kext with Invalid Signature" supposed to be on the front of these entries from my /L/E texts? 3. I attached the debug. Is there anything else I should look at before the jump to Catalina? I wish I knew how to read for clues into the debug file, but it is very thic. I did get my ethernet NIC card to work. Somewhere along the way I had taken out the IntelMausi.kext. Once I put that back into /L/E the world was all right again. So that one is solved. For some reason, when I do make a change, the first time I reboot the updated system seems to want to fail out, then I force a Safemode, reboot again, then it is okay again till I make any other changes. But I am up and running. 4. This kind of confuses me why it would behave that way and fail out. Any thoughts on possible causes? So I am very very close now. I now even have a Thinkpad Clover bootloader themed welcome screen when booting. Any help/thoughts you can offer in the things I mention above would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. debug_30001.zip
  10. Jake Lo, I very much appreciate your help. I stepped forward in my Clover boot loader as suggested, attached is my debug, so SMCHelper should be working now. I did have a frozen machine, but backed up via Time Machine, then tried again. It's almost like when I try the most current WhateverGreen, the machine really doesn't like THE latest one. I was able to get the new Clover loaded, however, now my touchpad now doesn't want to work (something wrong with my VoodooPS2?, and my hardwired ethernet NIC refuses to work too (I have tried a few different kext's without success)... Sure would appreciate a look at my debug file to see if you can give me clues what to do differently. I want to get it all spiffy before I try the leap to Catalina. Thanks in Advance, Jeff debug_25479.zip
  11. My Lenovo initially didn't like the rip and replace, but after a few boots, I am back! I think my wifi card is failing, it still comes and goes. It's working at the moment. Here is my debug file. I will use your newer Clover at the link you suggest next. Do you see any other issues I should look at? Jake, thank you so much for your time. The battery monitor is still really non-linear. Like it stays at 100% for a long time, starts to finally drop off, then once you get to 20% it gives you a warning. If you don't plug in by like 17%, it dies moments later. Could this do anything with the fact that the T470s has not one but two batteries? I did have to make a recommended patch to accommodate that fact. Battery life is say about 3hrs. I think when running Windows 10 it't a bit longer? Someone in one of the forums says that you have to run the battery from full charge to all the way down several times to get the monitor to estimate itself better? Ever hear of this? Is there a better battery monitor out there? I bought this T470s model of Lenovo because it's the same model my employer issued me for my work PC. They are really solid machines. I beat the heck out of my one for my day job. It takes the abuse and keeps on ticking. debug_31520.zip
  12. Can I just rip and replace with this one? https://github.com/koush/EFI-X99/blob/master/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/SMCHelper-64.efi Is there any other steps? That is what I did, wish me luck... rebooting now.... If I don't make it back soon, tell my wife and kids I love them...
  13. My wifi/bluetooth Lenovo Broadcom BCM94352 has been working fine all afternoon now. No hiccups, go figure... I picked it as the T470s retrofit candidate for the IBM wifi card because it recognizes natively being it is Lenovo. It has been working fine for months. You can get one from eBay for about $50ish.
  14. I am getting ready to make the jump from Mohave to Catalina, but before I do I want to make sure I am 100% all the way there. I would like to see if someone could look over my deBug file. I admittedly don't know how to read the debug file to see if there are any errors hidden. I did remove all but essential .kexts from the EFI Clover Kexts Other folder like is suggested over on another site. The rest are loaded in the Library/Extensions location. My retrofitted internal wifi/bluetooth card (Lenovo card using Broadcom BCM94352) works fine for a few hours, then stops intermittently. A reboot is needed to get it going again. Not sure why yet. Am I missing something? It seems like everything else is working now with the exception of my battery tanks after only a few hours of use. There are not that many cycles on it if I can believe the System Report. Battery percent indication seems laggy, then it kicks in, but isn't linear. Could you or another Lenovo laptop oriented moderator look over the debug and see if there is anything that I still need to address? For anyone else, my Clover file in the debug zip is a pretty good place to start for your post-install if you are interested. Reflects days of forum digging and trials. Cheers. I am running Mojave 10.14.6, on a T470s, Intel Core i5, 2.71 GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Intel HD620 Graphics debug_21096.zip
  15. Here is the Lenovo card I swapped out to based on Max1974's work. It is about $40 on eBay. Note, you need to take a dremmel tool and add the second notch. It only takes a moment to do.
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