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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

CaseySJ

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Hey Casey,

Thank you so much for the response! Answers below. Appreciate any other guidance or recommendations you may have.


Only two: a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse.



It does feel random, but the disconnection seems correlated to having devices plugged into one of the front USB 3.0 ports. I nearly wrote my bluetooth works "flawlessly" whenever I have something like a USB mouse plugged into one of them, devices working for days on end and even to sleep/wake the machine, but it does still randomly drop from time to time even when I have a USB device attached, though I'm sometimes able to reconnect bluetooth devices after that happens. If I have no USB devices attached, which is my usual and preferred setup, bluetooth devices typically connect and work on startup, but then randomly lose connection after a short period of time ranging from 1-4 minutes, and like I said originally, are totally unable to reconnect after that happens.
Do you have other Bluetooth HIDs (HID = human interface devices)? Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, unfortunately, lose most of their magic on Hackintosh. We recommend Logitech wireless mice and keyboards that use the Logitech Unifying receiver. These devices work in BIOS, in OpenCore Picker, and of course in MacOS, Linux, Windows, everything under the sun.

Maybe? I don't have an outboard antenna to troubleshoot this with, but I would note that I didn't have this issue in Catalina with Clover, so it feels unlikely to be the cause. If it's helpful context, my bluetooth mouse and keyboard are a mere ~6 feet from the antennas on the back of my machine. That said, there's a few other bluetooth devices nearby -- namely a PS4 Pro and Sonos. But the location of all these devices hasn't changed since I made the Big Sur leap, and I had no problems back in my Catalina/Clover days. If you think this could be the issue and I should troubleshoot it, I appreciate any specific recommendations you have for an outboard antenna.
Pressing Shift-Option while clicking the Bluetooth icon in menu bar will reveal an extended window as shown below.
  • Under Devices you will see blue icons for connected peripherals and gray icons for paired, but disconnected peripherals.
  • For each connected device you will see RSSI that stands for Received Signal Strength Indicator, which is a measure of the strength of the signal received by the connected device.
RSSI Summary Description
-30 dBm Excellent Max achievable signal strength. The client can
only be a few feet from the AP to achieve this. Not typical
or desirable in the real world.
-67 dBm Very Good Minimum signal strength for applications that
require very reliable, timely delivery of data packets.
-70 dBm Okay Minimum signal strength for reliable packet
delivery.
-80 dBm Not Good Minimum signal strength for basic connectivity.
Packet delivery may be unreliable.
-90 dBm Unusable Approaching or drowning in the noise floor.
Any functionality is highly unlikely.

Source: https://www.metageek.com/training/resources/understanding-rssi.html

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The Designare Z390 comes with an outboard antenna with two coaxial connectors. If RSSI is low, disconnect the bottom two antennas from your Fenvi and attach the outboard antenna in their place. Then move the outboard antenna in various positions to see if RSSI changes.

You can also try Factory reset all connected Apple devices and Reset the Bluetooth module.
 
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Hello @CaseySJ,
As you suggested, I reset CMOS to try to repair Fenvi WiFi but it not worked for me.
Also, I tried to flash back F9i instead of F9j. Unfortunately, still no WiFi.
I tried to change Antennas, too.
No problem with BT. it works as expected.
I'm using your latest OC EFI.

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My system boots perfectly. But, after I enter my login data, it takes about 30 seconds for all the icons in the upper taskbar (where date and time are) to load. This is extremely annoying since even the Little Snitch Filter doesn't load, so every time I boot up, I end up waiting almost 1 min for Internet. It doesn't seem like the system is loading anything, but rather waiting for something to happen. Because when it eventually starts loading everything, it happens in a matter of 2 seconds. Anybody know how to investigate this?
 
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All: If you are interested in running a Stats/Sensor Monitor in your case (or on your desk), definitely take a look at this display on AliExpress. Its a 9.8" wide 1920x480 IPD LCD with HDMI input and 5v USB power. I just purchased the one in the black metal case at $105 USD. Yeah, it's a little expensive just for stats, but it looks really cool and will show up as a second display. I plan to mount it in the front of my new Lian-Li 011 Dynamic case. Pictures to follow once it arrives from China. o_O
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As a follow up to my earlier post: my Stats display arrived from China today, but unfortunately macOS does NOT detect the monitor due to the unusual 1920x480 resolution :banghead:. That said, it works perfectly when I boot into Windows 10 and it's a BEAUTY! Live and learn. I guess it'll end up in my sons rig and I'll keep my current 1920x1080 7" display for showing my system stats.
 

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Hello @CaseySJ,
As you suggested, I reset CMOS to try to repair Fenvi WiFi but it not worked for me.
Also, I tried to flash back F9i instead of F9j. Unfortunately, still no WiFi.
I tried to change Antennas, too.
No problem with BT. it works as expected.
I'm using your latest OC EFI.
Hello @Inqnuam,

This is very odd.
  • Are you using Fenvi FV-T919?
    • If so, has it worked in the past?
  • Have you tried moving the card to a different PCIe slot?
  • Is the YOUBO available in your region?
 

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My system boots perfectly. But, after I enter my login data, it takes about 30 seconds for all the icons in the upper taskbar (where date and time are) to load. This is extremely annoying since even the Little Snitch Filter doesn't load, so every time I boot up, I end up waiting almost 1 min for Internet. It doesn't seem like the system is loading anything, but rather waiting for something to happen. Because when it eventually starts loading everything, it happens in a matter of 2 seconds. Anybody know how to investigate this?
There might a number of login applications. Try this in Terminal:
Bash:
launchctl list | grep -v apple
This will show all the applications and services started automatically. Here's what I have on my AMD Ryzen system:

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You may also try this:
  • Reboot the system.
  • At the macOS login screen, enter your password and then press SHIFT-Enter.
  • This will stop any previously open apps from re-launching.
  • Check if it still takes 30 seconds for all icons in menu bar to appear.
Keep in mind that some apps such as iStat Menus can take some time to activate.
 
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Do you have other Bluetooth HIDs (HID = human interface devices)? Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, unfortunately, lose most of their magic on Hackintosh. We recommend Logitech wireless mice and keyboards that use the Logitech Unifying receiver. These devices work in BIOS, in OpenCore Picker, and of course in MacOS, Linux, Windows, everything under the sun.


Pressing Shift-Option while clicking the Bluetooth icon in menu bar will reveal an extended window as shown below.
  • Under Devices you will see blue icons for connected peripherals and gray icons for paired, but disconnected peripherals.
  • For each connected device you will see RSSI that stands for Received Signal Strength Indicator, which is a measure of the strength of the signal received by the connected device.
RSSI Summary Description
-30 dBm Excellent Max achievable signal strength. The client can
only be a few feet from the AP to achieve this. Not typical
or desirable in the real world.
-67 dBm Very Good Minimum signal strength for applications that
require very reliable, timely delivery of data packets.
-70 dBm Okay Minimum signal strength for reliable packet
delivery.
-80 dBm Not Good Minimum signal strength for basic connectivity.
Packet delivery may be unreliable.
-90 dBm Unusable Approaching or drowning in the noise floor.
Any functionality is highly unlikely.

Source: https://www.metageek.com/training/resources/understanding-rssi.html

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The Designare Z390 comes with an outboard antenna with two coaxial connectors. If RSSI is low, disconnect the bottom two antennas from your Fenvi and attach the outboard antenna in their place. Then move the outboard antenna in various positions to see if RSSI changes.

You can also try Factory reset all connected Apple devices and Reset the Bluetooth module.
I have/had the same issue. I just reset all connected Apple devices and reconnect them. They work like a charm. I have the Trackpad 2 and Air Pods Pro.
 

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FV-HB1200 BCM4360 BT4.0 exactly
Have you looked at this thread ? Headkaze offers a solution to get BT working again.

 
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