Hello Casey.Hello @PicLock,
It's perfectly okay to just remove it. It can even be moved to another system, but it may need re-activation. I'm not too familiar with activation procedures in Windows, but if it's possible to deactivate it first, then it might be easier to reactivate it on a new system.
By the way, are you booting the Asus X99 Deluxe II with Clover or OpenCore? Recently I attempted to migrate Clover settings to a freshly configured OpenCore folder, but the system fails immediately at the start of boot.
MacOS 10.15.4 installed and running well! Thank you again!
I'm going to leave it for a few days to see how sleep, etc., functions. (Right now I've not applied any extra patches like you've instructed before, as I'm using the Fenvi BT card connected to the front USB header.) There's also no need for providing me with a new SSDT as I don't want my setup to be different from others, and therefore don't need to use the front USB 2 port (already have 2x USB 3 ports at the front), however, thank you very much for the offer.
I had a few questions around AirDrop and things like Continuity Camera. I'm using Ethernet and WiFi/Bluetooth via the Fenvi card (also, a direct cable connection to the Motherboard USB header, I haven't used the splitter). Bluetooth and Wifi are working fine, as I'm able to browse the Internet and Bluetooth within System Prefs' has picked up my Apple keyboard. My questions:
Continuity camera works for me, on Mojave/iPhone8 with iOS13.3.1
1) I attached a screenshot of my BIOS settings...
First let's check the obvious:
- Are Thunderbolt parameters setup correctly in BIOS? [...]
- Have you adapted the SSDT appropriately for your motherboard?
Yes, seems like I'm gonna have to live with it. I'm going to try using iMac19,1 while putting the IGPU in headless mode. Let's see how render speeds and sidecar are going to be affected by this. I'll let you know.Temporarily switch back to iMac19,1 just to make sure Sidecar works correctly. If so, you might have to make a priority call between the faster rendering speed with iMacPro1,1 or the wider compatibility with iMac19,1.
Yes I tried this once but removed it after seeing an error message in the system log. However, the error message is actually okay (not an error) so I may include this kext in a future update to the Mini-Guide.
BIOS looks correct.1) I attached a screenshot of my BIOS settings
Correct.2) I followed the guide and tried the two SSDT patches (using OpenCore). But I assumed that the TB tree should be visible if activated - no matter if the patched are there or not?
I've added @scottkendall's GC-Alpine Ridge NVM 21 V3 to the Repository. Thunderbolt devices may not work until (a) they are hot-plugged, and (b) we subsequently reboot. Please give that a try.3) I tried flashing back the original firmware and boot into macOS to be able to show you the ioreg with an attached device but I get a kernel panic (page fault) now for some reason - could be the RX580 drivers. Connecting a TB-Dock before boot made it work but TB-Tree was minimal.
4) I tried flashing the firmware used by @scottkendall from here + the SSDT patches from the guide: The full TB tree showed up but no connected TB3 devices (but USB-C worked). Stange thing: Same behavior even when booting without the patches enabled.
Please see the Sleep Aid and try the RTC SSDT located there. Also keep in mind that some RTC wakes are for maintenance purposes (analyzing photos/media libraries, checking notifications/scheduled events, etc.).Yes, seems like I'm gonna have to live with it. I'm going to try using iMac19,1 while putting the IGPU in headless mode. Let's see how render speeds and sidecar are going to be affected by this. I'll let you know.
I have another problem with sleep/wake. My system spins up every couple hours with an RTC Alarm. I deactivated Power Nap, bluetooth wake and set proximitywake=0. Didn't help. Is there anything else I can do?
It does seem like maintenance judging from the sleep log found in system information. But it's very annoying because each time my RAID controller beeps very loudly, fans and 6 HDDs spin up. It probably not very healthy for the drives either. Where do I find the Sleep Aid? Is it in this threat?Please see the Sleep Aid and try the RTC SSDT located there. Also keep in mind that some RTC wakes are for maintenance purposes (analyzing photos/media libraries, checking notifications/scheduled events, etc.).