Guide: Dell XPS 8500

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  1. MacsAre1

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    Nov 5, 2016 at 5:47 AM #211
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    I use a USB audio interface so haven't really used the audio drivers or tried to keep them working.

    Now I'm trying to find the fix for Sierra, I just upgraded and can't seem to get my USB ports back. Changed things a bit more. Tried the MultiBeast 7/8/9 USB Series Support install and it didn't help. Back to fiddling with kexts.

    BTW, to run the Sierra installer in place I had to switch from the "OSXAptioFixDrv" to "OsxAptioFix2drv," it wouldn't start otherwise.
     
  2. MacsAre1

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    Nov 5, 2016 at 5:56 AM #212
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    Try this config.plist, works with my setup using UEFI boot for El Capitan and Sierra, though I skipped Yosemite. I just stripped my generated serial numbers. Also make sure you have the Clover drivers OSxAptioFixDrv, DataHubDxe, and OSXFatBinaryDrv UEFI if you go that route. Of course you have to make sure FakeSMC is also loaded in the right folder, EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 in your case. Note that I have a GTX960 so I use NVIDIA web drivers, some of those settings may vary if you use something different.
     

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    Dec 12, 2016 at 3:58 PM #213
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    GTX760

    Fixed issue with my display not working on boot by disabling Inject Nvidia
     
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  4. GHender3

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM #214
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    I have been offered an XPS 8500 that's nicely equipped - SSD, 12 GB of RAM, etc. Your post certainly encourages me to try Sierra!. No problems with any of the USB ports? Thanks for the configuration.
     
  5. angerofmars

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    Feb 4, 2017 at 1:59 AM #215
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    For me the USB ports on the top of the case doesn't always work, which is weird. Sometimes it does, but more often than not it doesn't.
    Also I'm running into another bizarre error, while I have Ethernet up and working after the first boot, after reboot it went offline completely. I followed an advice and remove Ethernet from the network manager in Settings, hoping it'd come back after reboot but alas, it doesn't. Anybody experienced anything similar?

    Edit: figured it out, apparently if you boot using the USB (UniBeast) then the network would work due to the extra loaded kext in UniBeast. I finally got it to work by installing the latest Realtek ALC8111 kext (using MultiBeast is fine).
    The audio however, still refuses to work, which is rather frustrating
     
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  6. piccoloj

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    May 14, 2017 at 3:39 PM #216
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    Moved original post to Sierra Graphics help, seems like an incorrect thread to ask about sierra.

    I should note here that Post 207 on this thread for Multibeast settings worked very nicely for my own XPS8500, except for the GT620.
     
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    Jun 3, 2017 at 3:15 PM #217
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    Today I had installed Sierra for the first time in my XPS and most things seem to work.

    i7 3770
    8GB Ram
    AMD R9 270x (Originally came with the GT 640)
    512GB Toshiba SSD, 1TB WD HDD

    The issues that I'm facing are that the only sound card slot that works is the one in the top of the case, I cant manage to read my secondary NTFS HDD (although I can see it in the disk utility), and sometimes the whole system is freezing. If anyone could help I would appreciate it :)

    P.S I used sareddy72's configuration.

    Edit: I managed to fix the back audio ports by installing the Optional 3 port 5.1 Audio kext via MultiBeast.
     
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  8. MacsAre1

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    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:59 PM #218
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    So, anyone tried the High Sierra preview? I still haven't fixed my USB ports in Sierra so now would rather just upgrade to High Sierra before seeking a fix in case anything changed.
     
  9. Adrian B

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    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:14 PM #219
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    The public Beta is not at this point available - so discussion of the Developer Beta is not allowed (Apple NDA) - (see forum rules). When the Public beta becomes available Tonymacx86 forum users will be able to post and share information on this topic freely. Until that happens later in June, please stay away from this topic.
     
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    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:13 PM #220
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    Hi friend, where you able to solve it?
     

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