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[Guide] Acer Swift 5 SF514-53t whiskey lake MacOS10.14.5

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ASUS GL703GS laptop (Clover)
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i7-8750H/HM370?
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NVidia GTX 1070, 1920x1080
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ASUS GL703GS laptop (Clover)
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i7-8750H/HM370?
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NVidia GTX 1070, 1920x1080
@richardchiu
You may be able to control the built-in screen backlight using function keys by the following.

(1) install AppleBacklightFixup.kext to /Library/Extensions


(2) compile SSDT-PNLFCFL.dsl to SSDT-PNLFCFL.aml
and add the latter to CLOVER/ACPI/patched


with the two above steps, hopefully you will be able to control screen backlight using the slider that should appear in System Preferences/Display

to be able to control screen brightness using function keys (F3 for brightness down, F4 for brightness up):

(3) add following patch to DSDT
Code:
into method label _Q8F replace_content

begin

// Brightness Down\n

    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0405)\n

end;

into method label _Q8E replace_content

begin

// Brightness Up\n

    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0406)\n

end;

 
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i5-8265U
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UHD 620
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MacBook Pro
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iOS
@richardchiu
You may be able to control the built-in screen backlight using function keys by the following.

(1) install AppleBacklightFixup.kext to /Library/Extensions


(2) compile SSDT-PNLFCFL.dsl to SSDT-PNLFCFL.aml
and add the latter to CLOVER/ACPI/patched


with the two above steps, hopefully you will be able to control screen backlight using the slider that should appear in System Preferences/Display

to be able to control screen brightness using function keys (F3 for brightness down, F4 for brightness up):

(3) add following patch to DSDT
Code:
into method label _Q8F replace_content

begin

// Brightness Down\n

    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0405)\n

end;

into method label _Q8E replace_content

begin

// Brightness Up\n

    Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2K, 0x0406)\n

end;

It seems to be that AppleBacklightFixup.kext no more needed to have slider.

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My keyboard maps seems to somewhat different to yours but thanks anyway!
 
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@richardchiu sorry to bother you again but is your touchpad working by interrupts mode or only by polling?
 
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@richardchiu sorry to bother you again but is your touchpad working by interrupts mode or only by polling?
To be honest, I am not really sure. But it is well-pinned. VoodooGPIO.kext is loaded. It may be in the interrupts Mode (GPIO)
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Thanks for the guide! Just to let you know, your guide is also applicable to Swift 3 SF314-56. Mostly the same internals.
Hi arkusuma, I have the same laptop as yours Swift 3 SF314-56, may I see your full clover folder please? Thanks
 
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Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G
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i5-8520U
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MX150
@victrvictr I have the Swift 3 SF314-54G with elan504, may I ask how you got your touchpad working? Best thing I could do is for it to simulate a mouse. I can drag and click, but no two or three touch gestures of any kind. Thanks
 
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Mac mini
Hi,
I have set up a SF515-77 which is the next model of SF514 using a different guide.
I got almost everything working except black screen after wake up (I see backlight but no image, mac is working perfectly on external hdmi after sleep).
I tried a lot of things, including FixEdid to create a customized Edid in Overrides with different screen type (A5,B5) etc ..
I tried to inject EDID and/or Intel with clover too at boot.
I tried different values for darkwake too.
anyway i still got the grey/blackscreen.
All kext are in /L/E including whatevergreen and lilu
Sleep/wake up is ok with external screen. Everything else is working.

Here is my clover folder and my system log after sleep/wake

Any idea to help me ??
 

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