Yah! Home sweet home again. Have missed the ‘fun parts’ like shaving my head and the operations, but the scar, headache, bruises and being bold now – for the time being – is a painful reminder of this all. Actually. It may as well have saved me from dying unexpectedly. I mean. No ordinary person would have known that I was suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Luckily my mom was here and the doctor in her took control. She knew what I was going through.
And no. Of course not. This isn’t really me typing – duh – but I simply want to let my friends know that I am alright. Sure. I need some time to recover (Godspeed) and I want to go on a well deserved holiday with my wife and son some time soon, hopefully, but I also wanted to say thank you for all these kind and loving words. Thank you so much!!!
Yes. I am eager to return to work, but like I said… I need a little time. But to show you that I am serious about my return… here is something that some of you may want to try:
The AppleIntelSKLFBController binary checks for 0x19120000 in AppleIntelSKLFBController::getPlatformID() and that basically blocks the Intel Accelerator from loading. What you can do is search for B8 00 00 12 19 in the binary, and replace it with B8 01 00 12 19. Clover users can use this search and replace pattern in their configuration file:
<key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>Skylake IntelAccelerator Patch (c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Find</key> <data> uAAAEhk= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> uAEAEhk= </data> </dict> </array>
After this the Intel Accelerator will load, but the frame buffer may still fail to work properly. Read reliable. In short. This check is added for a reason. My own personal view is that the Apple driver isn’t ready for prime time.
This isn’t everything I want to share, but not everything is so well documented and can be shared right now; Like my AMD (black screen) patch, USB patches, SATA (express) patches and NVMe support for Samsung 950 PRO NMVe.
Do I care? No. Not really. I have time to share it later on, and I also want some people to sweat over it first. That is all that matters for me right now. Anyway. Thanks again folks!
Pike, Junior and Angélica Alpha