This is on sale for $449 right now at PC Mag. Just in case you're on the hunt! (Off-Lease Refurbished it says!)
@biodork, Became hyper-curious about this little guy over the last few hours. How does sleep do? Functional?
There's a youtube video going around -- and it has full acceleration on it. I'm just looking to see if sleep works - cause that's definitely gonna tip me over the edge into buying this...
On a G3 Dell Laptop with i5-8300H + UHD 630 Integrated [and disabled 1050ti] (see bio) -- same exact issue.
3 minutes of backlight absent, then, boom - it's perfect; Full hardware acceleration, etc, just takes a while.
Interesting news coming from Intel lately, most notably the WiFi coming baked into the CPU:
-Source (there are several, but here is one): https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-whiskey-lake-amber-lake-release-date-specs
With this change, starting at Whiskey Lake processors...
Don't feel dumb. The most difficult portion of this project was getting the dedicated graphics to be rendered completely disabled - in fact, I'm still on Sierra, because I'm not certain I'd be able to follow the guide again -- it's just that difficult.
Your touchpad not working is likely due to...
I have been building this exact same rig. i5-6500 and everything. I managed to boot to the installer by having Lilu.kext, FakeSMC.kext, and RealtekRTL8111.kext in the "Other" folder. After that, I didn't even need any special boot commands to get to the installer.
Can confirm. Sure is nice to find a hidden thread via Google a mere 2 days after the issue arose. The last 3 hours have been frustrating.
Version 8.2.3 (latest El Capitan Multibeast) errors out no matter what you select for installation. The log claims:
Same as OP. It likely isn't relevant...
Wifi has been installed, and is officially working! Same with bluetooth (currently using a magic-trackpad, and working wonderfully). This laptop is now at 100% functionality. :D
Mine never dips below 1000Mhz, so I guess this is something I need to work on too! Because I...