[Solved] Uninstall Nvidia Web Driver?

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  1. Stork

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    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM #11
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    See my post here for uninstalling the Nvidia drivers if you can't use the Nvidia preference pane to do it.
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 7:55 PM #12
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    If you can reach the desktop these commands will remove the drivers on 10.12 or 10.13. SIP can be 0x3, 0x77 or 0x2EF or any value allowing unsigned kexts and unrestricted filesystem if and when you do these.
    Code (Text):
    $ sudo su
    # cd /Library/Extensions
    # rm -rf GeForce*
    # rm -rf NVDA*
    # touch .
    # cd /System/Library/Extensions
    # rm -rf GeForce*Web*
    # rm -rf NVDA*Web*
    # touch .
    # kextcache -u /
    # exit
    $ reboot
     
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    Oct 7, 2017 at 8:39 PM #13
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    Awesome, thanks.
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 5:21 AM #14
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    When you say "nothing changed" its not clear what you mean. Are you making it to the login screen? If not, does nv_disable=1 make any difference? Does your config.plist still contain the nvda_drv boot arg or NvidiaWeb system parameter? What SMBIOS are you using? What patches have you used? What "special" kexts are you loading? Are you able to ssh to your machine after boot to check the logs for errors? There should be no need to do anything in the terminal with the uninstaller if you were able to run the uninstaller from the desktop. Uninstallation (using the pref pane uninstaller) works with SIP disabled or enabled. If you can ssh in you should check the contents of /S/L/E and /L/E to make sure the uninstallation did actually happen.

    If you were reaching the desktop both before and after running the uninstaller with nothing changing you may not have been using the web driver. The web driver installer writes the enable value to nvram - if you have that function available. Without OS-writeable nvram the web driver will only work with either the boot arg or system parameter set. What is the output of the following terminal command:

    sudo nvram nvda_drv
     
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    Oct 13, 2017 at 1:31 PM #15
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    Many thanks, this method permit me to update to 10.13 Supplemental Update on Z77-DS3H + GeForce 970
     

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