- Apr 5, 2016
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Glad you got it working.@joevt !
I have TB running... with FW800! I'm going to give it a few days to make sure that this isn't a fluke, but if it holds, I will update with my config and changes. Sorry for the cliffhanger, but I thought I had it fixed and then it failed, so this time I will have to run a few tests. That said, this is the best outcome thus far!
Thank you for your help and insightful questions, joevt. I really appreciate it!
Since you don't have APFS drives, you can remove the APFS driver for now (put it in a different folder on the EFI partition for safe keeping).Yes, I am running the latest clover and removed emuvariable from the EFI. I'll try removing the actual nvram.plist file and any rc scripts and see what happens.
printf and APFS: sounds right, as clover shows that prior to the main screen. I don't have any APFS drives, though.
Which part doesn't work? Entering the shell? Dumping the Output? or getting OS X to boot?Clover always boots indeed and I can use the shell, but I have never succeeded in entering the shell, dumping the output, and getting OS X to boot.
So the motherboard has a different connector than your computer case? That makes sense. If you use a USB 3.0 19 pin header adapter, it should still support 10 Gbps speed, unless the cable/adapter introduces too much noise?I did pick up on the USB issue too. I finally found an adapter for the internal 3.1 Gen 2 header to a 3.0 19-pin header. Should arrive in a week. Will let you know how that works. This would free up a slot completely.
Should fix what you can fix. USB is well understood and there's an excellent guide for setting that up properly. Thunderbolt might not be stable for awhile. Is it stable if you disable Thunderbolt in BIOS for now?True about not completing USB. I am waiting to have a semi-stable setup before doing that. Perhaps not wise?
I haven't found a good test to see if 10-bit actually works. I did create a 16bit tiff file with gradients for 6,8,10,12 bit.Regarding PCI slots, I need 10-bit output (photographer) and the 1080 doesn't allow that (I have seen reports that it can work, but I can only get a dithered output in Photoshop). I was also motivated to free the USB 4x slot to put a BlackMagic Decklink Monitor instead, though now I am hearing a lot of good about Vega. Frontier seems to output 10-bit on OpenGL and I am trying to figure out what the Vega 64 equivalent of Radeon Pro Vega 64 for Mac would be for a Z370 MB; that's slightly off-topic, though, so I'll keep that for another thread/forum.
First you need to know that the frame buffer is using 10 bit. Does taking a screenshot create a 10 bit png? Might need to make your own screenshot program. Then you can examine the hex to see the format of the pixels.
Then you need to know that the frame buffer is output as 10 bit to the display. Maybe there's a way to get the DisplayPort information, check the bandwidth, pixel size, whatever. Might have to hack the graphics driver to get that info.
Then you need to know that the display is showing a difference between color 1000000000b and 1000000001b. It's hard to see. Maybe an animation will make it more visible (the human eye can see movement better than color?)