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[Guide] Razer Blade 15 (2018) Detailed Install Guide High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2208-17G5019)

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Hi. AFAIK base-model’s touchpad is not working with this guide. I’m sorry. I have 144hz model, which is advanced and that touchpad is working okay.
Okey thanks for information. One last question my hdmi output is not working on mojave is this normal to ? (I installed nvidia and patched) Screen is coming but everything is black i can drag window to another screen but there is nothing to see.
 
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Okey thanks for information. One last question my hdmi output is not working on mojave is this normal to ? (I installed nvidia and patched) Screen is coming but everything is black i can drag window to another screen but there is nothing to see.
I know that NVIDIA drivers not yet out, the one’s that work with Mojave. So maybe that’s the reason, I have High Sierra installed so can’t say for sure what’s the problem.
 
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If anyone's having an issue with NVIDIA card where Default macOS Graphics Driver stays selected after you choose NVIDIA Web Driver & reboot see this => https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/

Fixed the problem for me in High Sierra 10.13.6(17G6030)
I've deleted 2 NVIDIA related boot arguments from config.plist & added web driver entry in SystemParameters section as said in the link I've shared ^^
Make sure your NVRAM is emulated properly. This requires ticking the "Install RC scripts on target volume" option when installing Clover.
 
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Make sure your NVRAM is emulated properly. This requires ticking the "Install RC scripts on target volume" option when installing Clover.
Thanks!!!
 
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Just posting this here as well since it is related: HDMI Alt mode over USB-C broken after sleep

And also a quick update on the audio issues I've been experiencing! You can fix the headphone output being distorted after sleep by using RehabMan's CodecCommander and adding a profile for ALC298 since one doesn't exist by default. A clean way to do this without editing the Info.plist file residing inside the kext is by including an add-on SSDT in your /ACPI/patched folder. I prefer to not do it this way and edited the kext instead, so keep that in mind should you decide to use the kext I upload here. If you want to update to a newer version of it any time in the future you will have to edit its Info.plist manually or it will not work. The changes I made are the following:

Code:
<key>Codec Profile</key>
            <dict>
                <key>10ec_0298</key>
                <string>Realtek ALC298</string>
                
                (...)
                
                <key>Realtek ALC298</key>
                <dict>
                    <key>Custom Commands</key>
                    <array>
                        <dict>
                            <key>Command</key>
                            <data>AYcHIg==</data>
                            <key>Comment</key>
                            <string>0x18 SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0x22</string>
                            <key>On Init</key>
                            <true/>
                            <key>On Sleep</key>
                            <false/>
                            <key>On Wake</key>
                            <true/>
                        </dict>
                        <dict>
                            <key>Command</key>
                            <data>AhcIgw==</data>
                            <key>Comment</key>
                            <string>0x21 SET_UNSOLICITED_ENABLE 0x83</string>
                            <key>On Init</key>
                            <true/>
                            <key>On Sleep</key>
                            <false/>
                            <key>On Wake</key>
                            <true/>
                        </dict>
                    </array>
                </dict>
These have been based on the SSDT patch provided here for ALC298 and daliansky's ALCPlugFix for XiaoMi Pro which, by the way, works on the Razer Blade 15 perfectly fine! If you decide to install it you will then be able to fix the headphone output cutting out issue that kicks in a couple of seconds after booting up by simply unplugging and replugging them back in. I do find it a bit messy thus not using it at the moment, but it does work.
 

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@vettz500 Please share original (pre-patched) DSDT.dsl and trackpad GPIO pin and trackpad model? Thanks. Still trying to make RBA 2019 trackpad working. Maybe this will help compare and find ideas.

Thanks!
 
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For anyone interested, I've added support for the 2018 blade on a project that allows you to change the lighting modes on your keyboard. If I get more time I might try and turn it into something much more user friendly but I also didn't make the tool - I just added the proper offsets for the 2018 model.
https://github.com/boo-dev/osx-razer-blade
 
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For anyone interested, I've added support for the 2018 blade on a project that allows you to change the lighting modes on your keyboard. If I get more time I might try and turn it into something much more user friendly but I also didn't make the tool - I just added the proper offsets for the 2018 model.
https://github.com/boo-dev/osx-razer-blade
Please README.md. razer_knd.h for example absent in your repo.

Thanks.
 
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