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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

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Hi, jkbuha!
On sierra i have 0.7 GHz on the idle, but now on mojave it's around 1.2-1.3 GHz, could you please find out, whats wrong with cpu states? (i'm using your mojave config with some small modifications)

Yes that's because I didn't optimise it for speed-shift config yet (Min 0.4GHz).
I'd suggest using CPUFriend; I'm going to be doing that shortly but for the i7-8550U so once that's done you can use and amend as required.
 
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Yes that's because I didn't optimise it for speed-shift config yet (Min 0.4GHz).
I'd suggest using CPUFriend; I'm going to be doing that shortly but for the i7-8550U so once that's done you can use and amend as required.

Do you have a link for a tutorial on how to do a proper CPUFriend configuration? I would like to do that for my i7-7500U model.
 
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I also have no way to right click, with the trackpad. There was another report 10 or so pages back. Anybody have any ideas?

I'll post problem reporting files tomorrow, after I've finished my final post-install task (USB UIAC).
Do you use the-darkvoid files? Enabled "Secondary click" and "Tab to click" in System Preferences -> Trackpad?
 
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Yes, I do. Oh, I was trying to use "secondary click" without "tap to click," but I guess it's not possible.
 
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Would be very helpful to understand how to generate CPUFriend data provider correctly. I've only seen a lot of people providing pre-generated data, but I can't find anyone describing the process. Can you @jkbuha give at least an hint on what to do? I totally understand if you can't/don't have time/don't want to bother with it anyway
 
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I also have no way to right click, with the trackpad. There was another report 10 or so pages back. Anybody have any ideas?

I'll post problem reporting files tomorrow, after I've finished my final post-install task (USB UIAC).
Yes, I finally figured it out, by reading the VoodooI2C help / troubleshooting thread.

Here's the file - pull out the 2 kexts and put them in the EFI - Clover - Kext - Other folder, replacing the ones provided by DarkVoid. https://github.com/alexandred/VoodooI2C/files/2721949/VoodooI2C.zip

Relevant thread: https://github.com/alexandred/VoodooI2C/issues/108#issuecomment-450975161
 
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Would be very helpful to understand how to generate CPUFriend data provider correctly. I've only seen a lot of people providing pre-generated data, but I can't find anyone describing the process. Can you @jkbuha give at least an hint on what to do? I totally understand if you can't/don't have time/don't want to bother with it anyway

I've never used CPUFriend before, but now I need to learn how to use it given I have an 8th Gen CPU.

Will take a look when I'm back from travels next week. In the meantime stay tuned :)
 
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Dell XPS 9360 (2017)
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Intel Core i5 7200U
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Everyone who suffers high CPU load because of kernel task (AppleHDA related issue):
I downloaded most recent version 1.3.5 and added bootarg "--alcid=56" in Clover. I do not see any kernel_task related CPU spikes anymore.
Relevant line in changelog:
  • Fix ConfigData in ALC256 (3246) for Dell Series by Insanelydeepak
So all hail to Insanelydeepak.

I would also be interested in an easy to understand guide how to generate CPUFriend vectors. I tried myself but I have no idea how to get the frequency vector "payload" for my CPU 7200u. There was no related model released, so I cannot use a preexisting apple-profile to get the vectors.
 
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  1. Android
Everyone who suffers high CPU load because of kernel task (AppleHDA related issue):
I downloaded most recent version 1.3.5 and added bootarg "--alcid=56" in Clover. I do not see any kernel_task related CPU spikes anymore.
Relevant line in changelog:
  • Fix ConfigData in ALC256 (3246) for Dell Series by Insanelydeepak
So all hail to Insanelydeepak.

I would also be interested in an easy to understand guide how to generate CPUFriend vectors. I tried myself but I have no idea how to get the frequency vector "payload" for my CPU 7200u. There was no related model released, so I cannot use a preexisting apple-profile to get the vectors.
I am getting a little bit messy on audio kexts. Are you using only AppleHDA? I am not getting functional audio with AppleHDA; only with VoodooHDA, but not through HDMI (while pc and bt audio works fine). I copied the folder of another user and I ended up having AppleHDA, AppleALC and VoodooHDA, but I don't need them all for sure, so what are you using?
 
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Intel Core i5 7200U
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I am using just AppleALC.kext in Clover's kext directory (on EFI partition) + CodecCommander.kext in /Library/ (main partition of mac os") + added boot arg "alcid=56" in clover configurator / config.plist. No other kext relating to audio.
 
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