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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS High Sierra 10.13.0 (378.10.10.10.15)

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NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS High Sierra 10.13.0. These are separate from the drivers Apple ships as standard, and should be considered experimental. These drivers have been known to solve OpenCL issues with certain applications, as well as providing better native GPU power management for certain devices.

NOTE: These drivers are currently the only method to get full acceleration for GeForce GTX 1050, 1050 Ti, 1060, 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, TITAN Pascal, and TITAN Xp 'Pascal' graphics cards and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, and TITAN X 'Maxwell' graphics cards. There are no current Macs with these cards, so support is absent natively in macOS.
NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.13.0 (17A405) (LATEST)
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126157/en-us

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.13.0 (17A405) (OLD)

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/125874/en-us

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.13.0 (17A365)

https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/125379/en-us

How to Install the Web Drivers:

In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package.
Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 10.17.39 PM.png
As of macOS Sierra, nvda_drv=1 in config.plist under Boot > Arguments is no longer working to initiate drivers. Clover has been updated with a new System Parameter setting called NvidiaWeb.

There's a new method for enabling the NVIDIA Web Drivers in the latest versions of Clover. It can be turned on and off by editing /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist to add SystemParameters/NvidiaWeb. This takes the place of nvda_drv=1 boot flag, which will not work in macOS Sierra.

1. Mount EFI Partition
2. Open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with text edit, Xcode, or Plist Editor Pro
3. Edit as shown below:

Code (Text):
<key>SystemParameters</key>
<dict>
<key>InjectKexts</key>
<string>YES</string>
<key>InjectSystemID</key>
<true/>
<key>NvidiaWeb</key>
<true/>
</dict>

4. Remove Boot/Arguments/nvda_drv=1 if necessary
5. Save and reboot

For full information:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/

Common Problems and Solutions:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161256-solving-nvidia-driver-install-problems.html

NVIDIA Drivers - Latest:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

Related:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-6-378-05-05-25.227494/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-5-378-05-05-15.222102/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-4-378-05-05-05.218005/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-3-367-15-10-35.213122/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-2-367-15-10-25.209714/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...for-macos-sierra-10-12-1-367-15-10-15.205568/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...for-macos-sierra-10-12-0-367-15-10-05.200843/
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/n...s-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-beta.195315/
 
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Big Note: With the 378.10.10.10.15.120 driver, you no longer need to change your SIP setting - just install normally. Update is accomplished in the same manner. However, you will get the error message shortly into the installing process; click continue to complete the installation and reboot. You're good to go. :thumbup:

Therefore, the below procedures are no long need. I'll leave them for a while as a possible method to debug.






Note: There are some problems installing the initial Nvidia drivers (378.10.10.10.15.114) for High Sierra (HS) 10.13.0. This was my solution to the kext install error and resulting black screen. In my initial HS installation, I used the System Definition iMac14,2, and I did not add/need any other graphics kexts (e.g. Lilu.kext, Shiki.kext, NVWebDriverLibValFix.kext, etc).

Note: If you have the black screen and can't get into your HS system, then boot into the Recovery system. Then, from the top menu: Utility > Terminal. In the Terminal, remove the Nvidia drivers with the following Terminal commands:
Code:
cd /Volumes/yourHSdiskname/System/Library/Extensions/
rm -R GeF*.*
cd /Volumes/yourHSdiskname/Library/Extensions/
rm -R GeF*.* NVDA*.*
cd /Volumes/yourHSdiskname/
sudo touch ./Library/Extensions/ ./System/Library/Extensions/
Reboot. For some reason, the above breaks audio. So, if you can get along without it while trying the below procedure, I'll tell you how to regain audio below.


Installation

Note: If you have install the first High Sierra 10.13.0 build and have the Nvidia drivers installed, see Post #518 for the short method to update with the 10.13.0 Supplemental update. I believe that method will also work with any HS 10.13.0 installer dated Oct 05, 2017 and newer.


I am testing High Sierra on my Gene system with a NVMe and (temporary) a GTX 1060 with the SysDef iMac14,2. HS was easy to install (over a GM installation), but when I went to install the Nvidia drivers...well, I experience the problems you all have had. So, benefiting from your efforts, I successfully installed the drivers doing the following:

:ch: Mount the HS drive's EFI partition and change the SIP setting (CsrActiveConfig) from MultiBeast's default 0x3 to 0x0 which turns on SIP and save;

:ch: Make sure that the Security and Privacy System Preference pane General tab setting for "Allow apps downloaded from:" is set to "App Store and identified developers";

:ch: Reboot;

:ch: Once back to the Desktop, open the Security and Privacy System Preference pane and make sure the General tab is showing;

:ch: Start the Nividia install process;

:ch: During the installation, a window with a message like "The [...] kext is not signed and, in the Security and Privacy System Preference pane, you can approve its installation" (or something like that);

:ch: Once you approved the installation of that kext, the installer will complete and ask to your click on the "Restart" button...Don't do it yet;

:ch: In the Terminal, "touch" the two major kext directories:
Code:
sudo touch /Library/Extensions/ /System/Library/Extensions/
:ch: Now, mount the EFI partition and change the SIP (CsrActiveConfig) setting back to 0x3 and NvidiaWeb setting to "true";

:ch: Reboot;

:ch: The update "breaks" audio, so download and run toleda's audio_cloverALC-130.sh script from: GitHub - toleda/audio_CloverALC: OS X Realtek ALC onboard audio with Clover;

:ch: Reboot again.

You should be good to go! :thumbup:

Unfortunately, the GTX 1060 has worst glitching upon wake up from sleep then it did in Sierra. As a result, this problem caused me to reboot since the usual fixes couldn't be tried. :mad:
 
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Is anyone else getting a error saying it didn't install right and my computer is getting a blank screen. Any idea how to fix this? How do I remove it? It won't uninstall normally is there a way over terminal?
 
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Is anyone else getting a error saying it didn't install right and my computer is getting a blank screen. Any idea how to fix this? How do I remove it? It won't uninstall normally is there a way over terminal?
Yep. Hosed my ish all the way up.
 
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same here....error on install and on boot black screen.:cry:
I guess Mac OS is really high! LOL or there was a mess up at nvidia
 
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