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Hey all,

I've updated my desktop to macOS Sierra GM (i7-4790K, Maximus VII Gene, GTX 980 Ti), and have thus needed to update the nVidia Web Drivers to get full acceleration out of my 980 Ti.

I have Nvidia Web Driver - 367.10.10.05b01 installed.

Now my problem is that I get the classic "black screen" issue after loading OSX. my SMBIOS definition WAS iMac14,2, and after I did some research about AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy patches and all of that, I decided to switch my SMBIOS to iMac15,1 (better hardware compatibility?)

I've tried almost everything that there was to try in these threads:
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/to...ternate-idea-but-still-does-not-seem-to-work/
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/b...-imac-15-or-imac-17-system-definition.183113/
https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/patching-applegraphicsdevicepolicy-kext/

Pike's Clover on-the-fly patch doesn't work, AGDPFix.app doesn't work, various other Clover patches don't work, DSDT rename patches don't work...

EDIT: Switching back to iMac14,2 doesn't even work either ... ???? :think:

It all ends up at the same black screen (monitor signal loss)...Only way I'm able to boot and see desktop is w/ nv_disable=1...

Does anybody have any advice for me? Would be greatly appreciated! :D

-Duncan
 
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UPDATE:

Graphics acceleration works ONLY in Recovery Mode for some reason! I don't know why ...:think:

Any help / suggestions?

-Duncan
 
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UPDATE:

After a couple of weeks of attempting to get this to work, I figured out why it wouldn't boot, and it was really simple ...

All I needed to do was unplug my DVI-I monitor, and everything booted up fine! :D
I wonder why it's like this though...As it was working flawlessly on El Capitan.

I will continue to investigate this further, but this a step in a good direction...

-Duncan
 
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UPDATE:

After a couple of weeks of attempting to get this to work, I figured out why it wouldn't boot, and it was really simple ...

All I needed to do was unplug my DVI-I monitor, and everything booted up fine! :D
I wonder why it's like this though...As it was working flawlessly on El Capitan.

I will continue to investigate this further, but this a step in a good direction...

-Duncan

Wow, thanks for that hint! This was driving me nuts.

I have 1 monitor attached with DVI-D and 1 with HDMI. If I unplug the DVI-D one from the graphics card and then boot, the "no signal" is gone and all works flawless. I can even plug in the DVI-D one later and I can use 2 screens.

This is obviously very annoying, I don't want to go plugging cables every time I boot into macOS.

Have you had any idea/fix in the meanwhile? :)

EDIT: Tried various combinations, HDMI + DP, DP + DVI, DVI, DP + HDMI but nothing works. As soon as 2 slots are occupied on the graphics card it will not start.

MSI Z170A M7
GTX 980 Ti
 
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