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[Guide] Intel NUC7/NUC8 using Clover UEFI (NUC7i7Bxx,NUC8i7Bxx,etc)

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Awsome. Sorry I didn't suggest it earlier!

I'd never think a screen would make a difference. And there was so much variance with different plists, kexts, and macOS version, and more noticeably - different video files, I was sure the solution lays somewhere on the graphics hardware drivers side.

I wonder if anybody else had issue with various monitors/screens and found solutions.
 
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I'd never think a screen would make a difference. And there was so much variance with different plists, kexts, and macOS version, and more noticeably - different video files, I was sure the solution lays somewhere on the graphics hardware drivers side.

I wonder if anybody else had issue with various monitors/screens and found solutions.
You would be surprised, display is one of the most common issues posted about in the various forums for different and more or less complex reasons. Display port is generally reccomended as the output of choice for best results but not always an option. There have also quite a few reported monitor problems relating to 4K resolution, some work, some don't, but I've never seen any overview of why. Just basic suggestions of what to try.
 
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Hi folks, another question...I upgrades my NUC7 from Mojave to Catalina. Everything seems to work, but iMovie doesn't work now. Says no graphics acceleration. Is there something I need to set in order to get this working?

Thanks.
 
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Hi folks, another question...I upgrades my NUC7 from Mojave to Catalina. Everything seems to work, but iMovie doesn't work now. Says no graphics acceleration. Is there something I need to set in order to get this working?

Thanks.
See below from the home page, it’s possible you need to update Whatevergreen.kext. If that doesn’t work take a screen shot of “About This Mac” showing the graphics information and post it.

What we know about the 10.15.1 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 19B88
  • Updated Intel and AMD graphics drivers
    • Initial support for AMD Navi graphics cards
    • AMD users may need to update to WhateverGreen 1.3.4
  • Updated audio drivers- established users of Catalina with AppleALC or VoodooHDA should not need to update.
  • Updated USB drivers- those using Port Limit Removal patch may have to update to new patches for 10.15.1
  • Install macOS Catalina App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Catalina from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Catalina App can be found in the Applications folder.
Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.
 
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See below from the home page, it’s possible you need to update Whatevergreen.kext. If that doesn’t work take a screen shot of “About This Mac” showing the graphics information and post it.

What we know about the 10.15.1 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 19B88
  • Updated Intel and AMD graphics drivers
    • Initial support for AMD Navi graphics cards
    • AMD users may need to update to WhateverGreen 1.3.4
  • Updated audio drivers- established users of Catalina with AppleALC or VoodooHDA should not need to update.
  • Updated USB drivers- those using Port Limit Removal patch may have to update to new patches for 10.15.1
  • Install macOS Catalina App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Catalina from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Catalina App can be found in the Applications folder.
Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.
 

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Your intel graphics aren't being identified correctly, see my about this Mac for an example of what I mean. Did you update Whatevergreen.kext?
About This Mac.png
 
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I am running Mojave on my NUC8i7beh and I am experiencing this weird issue with sleep: when I try to put the machine to sleep for the first time, the monitor sleeps OK, but 1-2 seconds after the NUC itself goes to sleep, it wakes up again by itself (monitor still stays off). If I press a key/click the mouse, the screen wakes up and I can log back in. All sleep attempts after that work fine (monitor sleeps and a few seconds later the NUC goes to sleep). Wake from sleep is also working OK.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Also, has anyone actually managed to get *hibernation* working? It is a feature I would love to have, since I take my NUC to my office every day. If someone is interested in debugging this I'd be happy to share my findings so far (after a lot of experimentation).
 
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I am running Mojave on my NUC8i7beh and I am experiencing this weird issue with sleep: when I try to put the machine to sleep for the first time, the monitor sleeps OK, but 1-2 seconds after the NUC itself goes to sleep, it wakes up again by itself (monitor still stays off). If I press a key/click the mouse, the screen wakes up and I can log back in. All sleep attempts after that work fine (monitor sleeps and a few seconds later the NUC goes to sleep). Wake from sleep is also working OK.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Also, has anyone actually managed to get *hibernation* working? It is a feature I would love to have, since I take my NUC to my office every day. If someone is interested in debugging this I'd be happy to share my findings so far (after a lot of experimentation).
Please update your profile to include what NUC you are using. Also please note what version of OSX in your next post. Sleep wake issues are typically tied to USB functionality and incorrectly patching the port limits either an SSDT or in the config.plist. It can also be caused by a variety of USB devices that conflict with sleep. Try unplugging everything you don’t need and see if that helps. Software can also cause sleep to fail. Hibernation is documented not to work on hackintoshs and there are terminal commands listed in Rehabmans initial post to disable it completely.
 
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