Rico Cremer

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  1. Use bootflag -v and when it stops, post a picture of the output. Also provide information about your system (CPU, motherboard, graphics)
  2. niresh

    System Preferences -> Users and Groups, tick the lock to unlock, select Guest user account and uncheck "Allow guests to log into the computer". Tick the lock again.
  3. To disable AirPlay Open terminal and write sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent To enable AirPlay again Open terminal and write sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent On a special side note: if you are ever planning on updating to El Capitan or Sierra (or anyone who has the same question and is on El Capitan or Sierra), the above commands only work when you disable SIP. SIP should be disabled within your bootloader. If it's not the case you can do it by booting into Single User Mode (bootflag -s). While in Single User Mode: To disable SIP Write "csrutil disable" Reboot To enable SIP again Write "csrutil enable" Reboot
  4. Yeah I saw his post, but I've never been able to install it. When the laptops came out there was a restriction on the BIOS, it didn't even let you install windows 7. Only windows 8.1 and linux (mine came with puppy linux pre-installed). Later Acer made a BIOS update available for legacy support, which allowed me to boot into Clover but as soon as I hit the installer entry, my laptop just rebooted. So it's either the BIOS that says no, or it's because of the CPU that isn't supported. In case of the CPU, you could try to work around that by using FakeCPUID in Clover.
  5. Strange. The harddisk is showing up in your BIOS? If so, I'd suggest that you download gParted or a linux live cd that contains the gParted package (Ubuntu for example). Then you can use gParted to format the harddrive and reboot into the OS X installer to see if it recognizes your harddrive then. Be sure you change the partition table of the drive to GUID (GPT), if it isn't already.
  6. Old (but cheap) Intel Core2Quad Sierra build I got hands on a cheap (old!) NEC PowerMate VL280 SFF system (I bought it for €25 -> around $27), based on an Intel dual core E2200 processor. The current specifications are: CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9450, 266Ghz RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz GFX: Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1GB GDDR3, Low Profile 2 x SanDisk SDSSDA120G 120GB SSD 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDD With a cheap Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle The motherboard is a mBTX model, produced by Foxxconn especially for NEC (Foxconn VL280u). It uses the G31/ICH7 chipsets It has HDA Azalia audio, Realtek RTL8111C Ethernet and intel GMA3100 integrated graphics I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on it (Updated from Yosemite -> El Capitan -> Sierra). Eventhough it's a very old setup, the machine is working really well. No hiccups, no lags. I run Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 without problems and I am also able to play games through steam (for as far as my graphics card will let me, of course) The kexts I'm using: iMac-van-Rico:~ rico$ kextstat | grep -v com.apple Index Refs Address Size Wired Name (Version) UUID <Linked Against> 13 0 0xffffff7f80b52000 0x2000 0x2000 org.tgwbd.driver.NullCPUPowerManagement (1.0.0d2) 93D39664-55FB-9220-39AD-A436B33DB160 <7 4 3> 22 4 0xffffff7f80c91000 0x19000 0x19000 org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC (1421) 8252BBE6-2A73-35AC-919C-10AF2BE3909B <10 7 5 4 3 1> 26 0 0xffffff7f80ced000 0x5000 0x5000 org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors (1421) B55A2F0E-B46D-37C8-A97B-7AE135B31C79 <22 7 5 4 3> 37 0 0xffffff7f80dba000 0x8000 0x8000 org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors (1421) 155F9C59-516A-3F60-AF5F-A88AF5A50C73 <22 10 7 5 4 3> 44 0 0xffffff7f80e58000 0x13000 0x13000 org.hwsensors.driver.LPCSensors (1421) 4330388E-D0CE-3F11-8FEA-B59093997949 <22 11 10 7 5 4 3> 47 0 0xffffff7f80ea5000 0x67000 0x67000 com.insanelymac.RealtekRTL8111 (2.2.1) FDD47F63-B851-312E-AC10-047DCBD6708F <46 11 5 4 3 1> 49 0 0xffffff7f80f19000 0x15000 0x15000 org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors (1421) FB18C477-DB7C-3FEB-9213-021111B225FC <22 11 10 7 5 4 3> Other than sleep, everything works. Or well, the system goes to sleep correctly, but when it wakes up my ethernet, mouse, keyboard and monitor are not functioning. It's not bothering me, though. In energy settings I disabled my computer from going into sleep, except for my monitor. Also, even though my graphics card worked OOB, it was using the default radeon framebuffer so I patched the Ipomoea framebuffer to match with my graphicscard. Geekbench: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/8258229 Todo: Find a cheap socket 775 motherboard with DDR3 support so that I can put the system in a normal mATX case Buy the Xeon E5472 (€15 on AliExpress) and mod it to work on the 775 socket Upgrade the RAM Upgrade the Graphics card
  7. If you are using Clover, Inject Nvidia, enable PatchVBIOS and install CsmVideoDxe-64 driver If you are using Chameleon: try VBIOS and GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  8. You could try Karabiner You can select a pre-configured config, or make your own.
  9. niresh

    Chameleon and Chimera are boot loaders, just like Clover. Since you are using Clover already, you don't need them. Multibeast is a post-installation tool that provides an easy way to install kexts, boot loaders and such. FakeSMC.kext is something you need, to let non-apple hardware work on macOS. You should have it. With it's plugins, it also monitors your CPU speed, voltage, temperature et cetera: DSDT is something you don't really need, unless you are running into problems with your system. Using a patched DSDT is more stable than using (patched) kexts, due to OS updates that may modify the system. What you should do, is getting a proper smbios.plist. Chose one from an apple product that comes close to your hardware config with your CPU as top priority. This is needed for proper power management. For example: My current config is a socket 775 Intel Core2Quad Q9450 processor, 4GB DDR2, Radeon HD 6450 graphics. I am using the smbios.plist for the MacPro 3,1 (used iMac10,1 before, but had some problems with power managent). If you don't have a smbios.plist already, you can create one within the Clover Configurator.
  10. There should be an Nvidia prefpane (Apple -> System preference), there you can choose between the standard macOS drivers or the Nvidia drivers. Choose Nvidia, if not done already. Upon boot it should tell you that you are using the Nvidia drivers Are you using Chameleon or Clover?
  11. Are you using the nVidia web drivers? If not, download them from here After installation, reboot and use boot flag nvda_drv=1
  12. niresh

    You're welcome. What other problem?
  13. niresh

    Download clover from here Run the installer and make sure you select your harddisk on which you installed Sierra to as the installation destination. After that, make sure you disable SIP by adding this to your Clover's config: <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>CsrActiveConfig</key> <string>0x3</string> <key>BooterConfig</key> <string>0x28</string> </dict> Then, mount your EFI partition and put your kexts (fakeSMC et cetera) in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other (assuming you haven't installed them to either /L/E/ or /S/L/E) Instead of mounting your EFI partition manually, you can use a little app to do it for you: Download link
  14. niresh

    You don't need to reinstall Sierra. Open your terminal and write "sudo diskutil list" It should look something like /dev/disk0 ": TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 200.0 MB disk0s1 ...etc... You can mount your EFI partition by writing these lines in your terminal: "sudo mkdir /Volumes/efi" "sudo mount -t msdos /disk0s1 /Volumes/efi" Then you can see Clover's installer logs. Also, you could reinstall Clover, mount your EFI partition and copy over the contents of your USB EFI partition to your harddrive's EFI Partition
  15. niresh

    In your BIOS, there should be a boot priority option. If you have multiple harddrives, look if there is an option for harddisk priority too. In both cases, set your harddrive on which you installed Sierra as first option Also make sure your EFI partition is formatted as FAT32 (assuming you installed Clover UEFI/EFI)