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[Guide] Intel Skylake NUC6 (and Skull Canyon) using Clover UEFI (NUC6i5SYK, NUC6i7KYK, etc)

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the best smbios for NUC6i5 is MacBookPro13,1
it can support dual displays with hot plugin and can wake my dell 4k display from sleep (this is not work in iMac17,1)

Note: The config.plist in the repo is using iMac14,2. It is not a Skylake SMBIOS, but it has less problems with dual monitor than does iMac17,1. In theory, it would be possible to use another Skylake SMBIOS (when such models appear). The best match would be a Skylake Macmini, but Apple has not yet produced one as I write this guide.
 
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Anyone tried high sierra in intel nuc i3/5?
 
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I just did a fresh install of Sierra and migrated all data over from the other drive with 10.11. I followed the guide again very carefully and most things are working great so far and much better than El Cap behaved for me lately. Just one thing in the guide didn't go as expected. The command line tools were gone for some reason and the git command didn't give the option to download them. So I googled how to install them and everything worked from there on.
The guide is excellent if somewhat hard to follow because it covers so many different scenarios and refers to other guides etc. But surely without RehabMan I would have failed miserably hackintoshing the SC NUC. So thank you so much and a boatload of respect for your great and thorough work!
I do wish there was a compressed version of the guide that is only for the skull canyon and includes all necessary information and nothing more in one easy to follow document. I actually started to copy out the most relevant sections into a text document for myself but unfortunately it looks awful and will need a lot more work before it's done. But when it is, maybe I could share it here?

One little problem I have now in Sierra is the log out when watching full screen video in QT. Is this a common issue? I remember having encountered it when first installing 10.11 a year ago. Somehow it got fixed then. Was that with FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext? Should I try installing it then even though it shouldn't be required in Sierra?

On another note I just ordered the Akasa Galactico fanless case and am looking forward to having a completely silent Skull Canyon :). Has anyone else bought one of those around here? It's kind of huge and quite expensive at €200 but I think it'll be awesome:-D
http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Fanless Chassis&type_sub=Fanless NUC&model=A-NUC33-A1B
 
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Adding FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext didn't help, fullscreen logs me out consistently in Quicktime.
 

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Also there's no audio but I'm using USB for that. Just thought I'd see if it worked internally but nope.
And as far as I can see there's no option to boot without caches currently...
 
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Here are all the problem reporting files:
 

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The log out on full screen is only happening with quicktime here so far, by the way. Youtube on Safari or VLC fullscreen hasn't been a problem. Weird.
 

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The log out on full screen is only happening with quicktime here so far, by the way. Youtube on Safari or VLC fullscreen hasn't been a problem. Weird.

Problem reports require full details for reproducing the problem and "Problem Reporting" files as per post #1.
 

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The log out on full screen is only happening with quicktime here so far, by the way. Youtube on Safari or VLC fullscreen hasn't been a problem. Weird.

And you could go back to what we used to do where we spoofed HD580 as HD540.
In SSDT-IGPU.dsl, in the 0x193b case, change:
Code:
                    "RM,device-id", Buffer() { 0x3b, 0x19, 0x00, 0x00 },

To:
Code:
                    "RM,device-id", Buffer() { 0x26, 0x19, 0x00, 0x00 },

That causes FakePCIIID to spoof 0x1926 for 0x193b (instead of spoofing same/native).

It is possible there are bugs in the SKL drivers for 0x193b and simulating some lower end graphics (in this case HD540) may help.
 
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