VoodooPS2Controller.kext in clover/kexts/other will help with your keyboard and possible trackpadOkay so it makes it to setup now, and I was able to get one of the Samsungs to accept APFS container and it's currently installing... however: the internal keyboard, touchpad, and mouse-nipple-thing don't work. I take it from a quick search that I need the VoodooI2C kext? Do I just put it in a certain folder or is there a procedure to get it used?
I do greatly appreciate the help, quite a bit friendlier than the last 'fake mac' site I was a member of, so thanks for the patience.
best to remove both the Samsung drives you have in there as they are not supported and will cause you issuesOkay maybe the Samsung wasn't the one to use even though it worked. It won't boot after initial setup anymore, it'll just restart. I'll run it verbose boot next time and see where it's breaking (if I can), but I should get some sleep. I'll add more to this when I go at it again.
Whoa, this is definitely some good material here. We're going to have nearly identical machines from this standpoint, aside from storage and WiFi by the sounds of it.Attached is the EFI I have so far with my Precision 7740 running 10.14.6
You will probably want to use the Whatevergreen -igfxmlr boot option if you have a 4k panel. The P630 iGPU may need a device-id spoof to work as a UHD630.
The graphics mode being reset is fixed by _OSI hot patching to include the Windows identifiers. I also threw Linux-Dell-Video into there as the ACPI has a bunch of Linux specific paths that are taken when the dedicated GPU is disabled.
I swapped the stock wifi card with the DW1560 Broadcom chip.
The trackpad is I2C and needs GPIO pinning to not lag during use.
The Quadro card is disabled via hotpatch but you should still be able to use USB-C ports for video output if desired.
Definitely remove the PM981 SSD's. The firmware those drives use are not compatible with the MacOS NVMe drivers. A 970 Evo works great as a replacement. If those came with the machine you may be able to convince Dell to swap them with a different brand drive under warranty like a Toshiba XG6 or the Intel OEM one.