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Frustrated with this process. I followed problem 6, and now I get a black screen. So what do you do next? Reload the whole system? Got a EVGA GTX 1060. There are multiple comments on updating nvda settings, but I cannot get past the black screen.
Just boot with nv_disable=1. You are likely getting a black screen because the Web Drivers are loading now and you are using one of the defenitions mentioned in problem #4.
 
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Hi Slim.jim,

I seem to have problem 6 i have installed the Nvida web drivers but when I reboot the manager is still showing OS X Driver, have installed the emuvaribleuefi-64 with rt variables in clover but still get the same result, also tried intalling the nvidagraphicsfixup.kext and lilu.kext to no avil, can you help?

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Just boot with nv_disable=1. You are likely getting a black screen because the Web Drivers are loading now and you are using one of the defenitions mentioned in problem #4.
Thanks @slim.jim I was able to boot with that clover option...did not realize I could do that. SO is method #1 for the black screen the best approach? I am having issues w/ installing Kext Beast at the moment.
 

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Thanks @slim.jim I was able to boot with that clover option...did not realize I could do that. SO is method #1 for the black screen the best approach? I am having issues w/ installing Kext Beast at the moment.
Method #1 is what I use and it is update proof.
 
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@slim.jim Ok, I'm confused. Isn't your fix in Problem 6 obsolete? I thought, as of macOS Sierra, NvidiaWeb=True is now the correct setting (See this post- https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/).

Problem 6: You select Nvidia Web Drivers in the menu bar or the Nvidia Driver Manager preference pane but when you restart OS X Default Graphics Driver is checked.
This is caused when your board does not have native NVRAM support such as Gigabyte 100 series boards.

Fix:
setup emulated NVRAM to store the nvda_drv=1 boot flag in boot-args.
 

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@slim.jim Ok, I'm confused. Isn't your fix in Problem 6 obsolete? I thought, as of macOS Sierra, NvidiaWeb=True is now the correct setting (See this post- https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/).
No, the Clover boot flag nvda_drv=1 is no longer used since Sierra but the flag is still stored in NVRAM when you choose the web drivers from the Nvidia Driver Manager.

It is stored as:
Code:
<key>nvda_drv</key
    <data>
    MQA=
    </data>
 
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No, the Clover boot flag nvda_drv=1 is no longer used since Sierra but the flag is still stored in NVRAM when you choose the web drivers from the Nvidia Driver Manager.

It is stored as:
Code:
<key>nvda_drv</key
    <data>
    MQA=
    </data>
Thanks, SlimJim. I did not know that. Ya learn something new every day. :thumbup:
 
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