- Jul 12, 2016
- Gigabyte Z370
- Core i7 6700K
- Vega VII
- Mobile Phone
The key is not just to install .156 with SIP enabled, I also tried this before, without uninstalling existing driver, and it didn't work.
The key is:
1) To uninstall existing driver completely. To be sure to not leave anything, first uninstall using the official uninstaller, than check that there is no Nvda*, GeForce* files in /Library/Extensions, and no GeForce*Web* files in /System/Library/Extensions:
A little commands listing to ensure all is removed correctly (do not type the leading $, it's just to indicate the start of command prompt):
$ cd /Library/Extensions $ sudo rm -rf GeForce* $ sudo rm -rf NVDA* $ sudo touch . $ cd /System/Library/Extensions $ sudo rm -rf GeForce*Web* $ sudo touch .
2) Reboot unchecking NVidiaWeb option (just in case) in Clover and setting CsrActiveConfig to 0x0. You should boot in VESA unaccelerated mode.
After boot check in Terminal that SIP in indeed enabled (do not type the leading $, it's just to indicate the start of command prompt):
$ csrutil status System Integrity Protection status: enabled.
If it returns enabled without any other warning, then it's OK.
3) Install new .156 Web driver normally with the official unmodified NVidia installer.
4) Don't click "Restart" at the end, keep the installer window open and go to "System Preferences -> Security and Privacy" settings pane.
Wait approximatively 30 secs and check that there is no approval request for NVidia Corp kernel extensions. If it's the case, approve it.
6) On Clover options, keep SIP enabled for first boot (so CsrActiveConfig set to 0x0) and make sure NVidiaWeb option is checked.
7) Verify that the driver is working completely with full acceleration and no lags.
At this point, you can disable SIP again if you want (even though it should not be necessary, all hackintosh necessary kexts (even for audio, for example with VoodooHDA or similar kext) and patches can be managed by Clover directly and Clover kext injection and patch mechanisms are SIP compatible).
Hi, just my experience…
I’ve followed @iFrodo 's method to install .156 driver and now my comp is working with NO LAGS at all even 4K Retina resolution and multi monitor environment with 1080 and iGPU enabled.
For the first time installation of the webdriver with 0x67 SIP configuration, I could not get to Finder but just Apple logo. I was so scared, just couldn’t get Finder access even with VESA driver…
While searching a fix for this, I read his method and tried to enable SIP as mentioned. But my comp was booting with 'OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi' and 'EmuVariableUefior.efi' installed, which possibly prevented booting to clover screen. So I was stuck at this point.
My first attempt was 0x66 SIP config, just unchecked 'Allow Untrusted Kext'. It allowed my comp to boot but still no Finder access. Since ssh access was possible, I decided to install .156 driver by using 'webdriver.sh', upon restart my comp booted with GUI but I had massive lags…
The second attempt was installing 'AptioMemoryFix.efi', fortunately Clover booted with it. Now I could enable SIP with 0x00 configuration, boot to black screen, reinstall .156 driver from ssh session, reboot and worked !
My suggestion is almost same as @iFrodo, uninstall the old webdriver cleanly, reboot with SIP enabled then install .156 driver. I was working all with ssh session by using excellent script 'webdriver.sh' written by @vulgo .
This worked my z370 comp well, I will try it with another z170 + 1070 comp when I come back to my home…