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Everything posted by Hervé

  1. You know the simplest way to check is to open up the laptop. Just remove the back/bottom cover and look at the wireless card near the fan! Model is usually written on the label.
  2. 12 to nearly 110ms! That's a hell of a jitter on the local wireless network. At a distance of 10ft and on a 5GHz network, you should be within 5ms unless your network is saturated with traffic of course. So, yes, definitely an issue with your laptop settings on Wake.
  3. It's quite normal that a much increased latency reduces overall bit rate. If latency is beyond your Box/router, there's nothing you can do about it. Most likely, it's on your own wireless connection. If you're on a 5GHz network, distance and obstructions (walls) affect performance quite sensibly. But I believe you'll still suffer without DFS being available on your connection. https://netbeez.net/blog/dfs-channels-wifi/ All in all, it's not really a Hackintosh issue per sé. You could run batches of ping tests to your local router to see how that behaves. Typically, all should be within 5ms. What are your current settings? Did you experiment as I had previously suggested?
  4. Check your BIOS settings, make sure disk mode is not set to RAID.
  5. When you boot the USB installer and reach the Catalina installation screen, do not initialize your disk as an APFS drive. Instead, format your target partition as HFS+ (Journaled) and ensure you've used the GUID partition scheme of course. Your drive/partition will automatically get converted to APFS volume during Catalina's installation.
  6. Yes, but no DFS; if you use AirportBrcmFixup, you may want to experiment with -brcmfx-country=#a boot arg... Or without the kext (and its boot arg of course!).
  7. Native support for the card has nothing to do with your reported observation. You do what I've just posted!
  8. The driver, no. Some boot parameters for add-on wireless driver such as AirportBrcmFixup, possibly. Then rates really depend on your card and the network/channel you connect on (2.4GHz/5GHz). The IOReg you provided in your previous XPS9350 thread reveals wireless card with PCI id 14e4:43ba, i.e. a card based on Broadcom BCM43602 chipset such as a DW1830. That card is 802.11ac so capable of great speeds on a 5GHz network within the right surrounding conditions of course. Press [Opt] key whilst clicking on the Wireless icon of your Finder's bar and you'll see the connection settings for your network. You want to see DFS, 5GHz and 40MHz/80MHz values... If you don't check your boot parameters and experiment with them (see AirportBrcmFixup kext documentation). You may also check your wireless box/router settings and adjust of necessary.
  9. No point wasting time on an Intel card if you want wireless connectivity. Just replace your card with a supported M.2 models. You'll find all necessary details in our Wireless forum section.
  10. Just follow the usual process... make up your list of detailed hardware specs create a bog standard Clover config for a standard Haswell desktop computer with standard HD4600 iGPU fine-tune after basic installation Good luck. Want us to do all the hard work for you? Contribute to the running up and maintenance the forum: make a donation!
  11. Some of you may remember Sinetek's initial work back at the beginning of 2017 on the development of a macOS driver for those PCIe Realtek RTS card readers fitted to many of our laptops. Whilst Sinetek's work never fully completed and only reached limited success, Cholonam recently resumed development work for the RTS525a card reader of his Dell XPS 9350. This resulted in great success in the sense that we now have a working driver for several RTS card readers, albeit with some limitations in respect of performance or supported hardware models. The driver is available off Cholonam's Github repo. Discussion on this new driver is available in continuation of Sinetek's original topic at insanelymac. We've also reported on development progress of this kext in this thread where we invite owners of Hackintosh laptops fitted with Realtek RTS card readers to feedback their own test results. Credits and thanks to Cholonam and Sinetek of course!
  12. New version v2.2 released today with bug fixes.
  13. Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-536H Realtek RTL8411B (10ec:5287) Mojave 10.14.6
  14. Check your hibernation status and, if required, disable it as per our FAQ topic on the matter.
  15. IOGraphicsFamily patch that used to fix the Apple logo glitch at boot time is normally irrelevant and deprecated with Lilu + WEG.
  16. @Tubardus, try again with boot args: bpr_handshake=0 bpr_presetdelay=250 On the other topic, yes you may load with your cached kexts (from /L/E) and inject kexts from /E/C/k/O if you set kexts injection to "Yes" in your Clover config.
  17. Try again to cache the 3 x kexts I had uploaded a couple of days ago, but this time, add the following boot argument to your Clover config: bpr_handshake=0
  18. It used to with the PS2 controller used on old D Series Hackintosh. You could try and compare the settings of the Info.plist files of the PlugIns of both set of kexts.
  19. Your Clover config does indeed apply the expected and required patches to IOReg device located @00020000 (i.e. the IGPU). Open up your config file in Clover Configurator, go to Devices tab, click on Properties and select device PciRoot(0x0/Pci(0x2,0x0). In the right section, you'll see that HDMI connector-type 00080000 is applied to [email protected]/port #5 and revised DP connector-type 00040000 is applied to [email protected]/port #6. This is the expected config to activate and support HDMI output + DP output. So yes, HDMI will work if you plug an HDMI display into the laptop's HDMI port for instance. Same should be applicable for DP outputs out of an E/Dock. With regards to VRAM increase to 2GB, the patching guide also explains what to do on the matter and in that same properties section as above, you should notice a 1st line starting with a #. # character means that the line is commented out and that it actually corresponds to the VRAM increase patch. Uncomment the line by removing the # character and you'll obtain 2GB VRAM.
  20. Please refer to the Haswell iGPU patching guide in R&D graphics section. It's illustrated with the E6440 I used to own.
  21. Open to feedback only. Please specify: your Hackintosh platform your Realtek card reader model (with ven:dev id) OS X/macOS version. For instance: Latitude 7490 Realtek RTS525a (10ec:525a) macOS Catalina 10.15.4 kext cached from /L/E full card detection & ejection, repeatedly works after sleep/wake R/W limited to 5MB/s max. No queries or request for support in this thread please. Any such query/request will be deleted without prior notice.
  22. Realtek RTS525a is now fully working in Catalina (with some limitations) with Cholonam's latest version v2.1 of his kext. See details here. Not tested under any previous macOS version.
  23. Cholonam has now issued a version v2.1 which appears to work for some of our Realtek RTS52xx car readers. https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/321080-sineteks-driver-for-realtek-rtsx-sdhc-card-readers/?do=findComment&comment=2718154 https://github.com/cholonam/Sinetek-rtsx/releases I've tested the driver successfully on my Latitude 7490 fitted with Realtek RTS525a microSD card reader. I experienced a read/write limitation to 5MB/s max. It was reported to chelonam who is aware of this. Other than that, it works fine. It's probably the best we'll get for some time as Cholonam indicated he was unlikely to pursue work on his driver given that it works for the RTS525a card reader of his Dell XPS 9350. If that were the case, hopefully someone will be able to pick from there and resume work in the future. Please note that I've only tested this driver under Catalina since that's the only version I've got installed on my Latitude 7490. Would be grateful if people would feedback with their own tests under other macOS/OS X versions. Also note that if Clover is booted off the microSD card, laptop will need to be put through 1 x sleep/wake cycle to initialize access to the card.
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