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Solving NVIDIA Driver Install & Loading Problems

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I tried downloading the direct driver PKG from Nvidia. Still get the same error.
Never had this happen before.

What is your SIP status?
 
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My config.plist CsrActiveConfig key was set to 0x43. I tried uninstalling, disabling SIP completely and reinstalling but the problem persists.
 

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My config.plist CsrActiveConfig key was set to 0x43. I tried uninstalling, disabling SIP completely and reinstalling but the problem persists.

It shouldn't be 0x43. It should be either 0x3 or 0x67.
 
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It shouldn't be 0x43. It should be either 0x3 or 0x67.
Oh well for some reason i had NVRAM Protections disabled, not sure what difference it makes. Sadly, enabling them didn't seem to help.
 
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Hello, I had everything running smoothly but then I went into System Preferences –> Displays and wondered what the overscan option does. I clicked it, the screen went black, and since then, I can't get it working again. Fortunately, I can still log in and see what I'm doing using the iGPU but nothing seems to be working. I erased display preferences (~/Library/Preferences/ByHost) and reinstalled the Nvidia driver, but to no avail. Any suggestions, please?

EDIT: Telling others about my problems apparently often does the job equally well, i.e. I somehow solved it, possibly by booting in a safe mode (boot flag -x), removing com.apple.windowserver.whatnot in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost, and rebooting again, and again after activating the Nvidia drivers in the pref pane.

Interestingly though, this time the overscan was active (the checkbox is checked) and when I unchecked it… hello darkness my old friend. Anyway, I repeated the procedure and got it working again, however that bloody checkbox is still checked, thus I'm still interested in learning what's going on. Thanks!
 
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Hi,

Issue: black screen (even in 14,2 Def) when booting and two displays connected to Nvidia 1080, one a Samsung 4K Tv w/ Club3d CAC-1070. Always boots with Samsung TV with black screen, and DP Monitor with signal.
Workaround: boot with Samsung TV and hotplug DP monitor

Any options? SSDTs with connector injection?

10.12.4
Latest drivers (ending in f1)
KFA Nvidia 1080
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14,2 or 15,1 Defs, trying both. When trying 15,1 def, using Lilu + other kext

Thanks.
 
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