Solving NVIDIA Driver Install & Loading Problems

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  1. latze

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    Sep 30, 2017 at 8:50 PM #2551
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    I have a GT 740 with DDR5 and I fixed the blank screen issue for the native drivers using Lilu and Nvidia fix plugin but I wanted to install the web drivers as I saw some issues that I think that are related to the graphics drivers and I also saw some other reports here that DDR5 variant is not working properly with the native drivers and unfortunately the fix doesn't work for web drivers also, I get blank screen.
    I can confirm that the system is working, I can ssh on it and see the loaded drivers as in the screenshot.

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    I also have the device renamed to GFX1 from SSDT but didn't help either.

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    I've tried all the fixes from the initial post but I cannot fix the lost of signal only when using web drivers. nv_disable=1 doesn't work for me either the graphics is not initialised it just returns in text mode if I am in verbose mode.

    If anyone has any suggestion what to try more it will be great. I attached the config.plist also. The Nvidia web drivers are not explicitly enabled in them so I can enable them manually from clover boot screen when I want to test. macOS is High Sierra
     

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  2. Jake4004

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    Oct 2, 2017 at 8:24 PM #2552
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    I was having problems with getting the correct drivers installed with my geforce gtx 1060. I eventually located this thread with the links to the correct driver download.
    • I installed those and switched to web drivers but upon boot it wasn't checked and then i followed step 6 and rebooted and the web driver was checked.
    • However the monitor only displays in 1280x 1024.
    • In the about mac system report under graphics and displays it only shows the gpu as 5mb and the display is very stretched.
    • In the nvidia driver manager under ECC it shows no recognized devices
    I am running El Capitan with an i7 quad core unlocked processor. my motherboard is an asus rog maximus ix hero and the GPU I'm trying to run is an EVGA Geforce GTX 1060.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. slim.jim

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    Oct 2, 2017 at 11:07 PM #2553
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    There is no support for Pascal GPUs in El Capitan. You must be running at least 10.12.4 with the 378.05.05.05f01 driver.
     
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    Oct 2, 2017 at 11:25 PM #2554
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    Thanks for the quick response. Maybe you can help me with another issue ive had when trying to boot sierra on the same system specs. I would be able to boot from a usb just fine but once i tried to boot off of the hard drive after instillation I would get stuck on the apple loading screen for roughly 30 minutes before the monitor would shut off. I would restart the monitor and the system would have loaded or just reset to clover. Any idea why?

    thanks again for the speedy response its much appreciated
     
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    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:07 AM #2555
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    This is a topic for another thread in another section of the forum.
     
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    Oct 10, 2017 at 3:48 PM #2556
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    Don't know about Pascal series 10xx cards, but as in my post https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...loading-problems.161256/page-255#post-1592220 I was able to install drivers and working with a Gtx970oc.
    The only problem is that it reset to OSX Drivers whenever I restart. But it' doesn't seem to make a difference on El capitan. Haven't installed any GPU becnchmarking on the Mac system yet.
     
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    Oct 10, 2017 at 7:06 PM #2557
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    Slim Jim,
    Somehow I was offered a supplementary update to 10.12.6 that no one else has noted, or installed. It has changed my build number to 16G1023 from 16G29. This may be a Beta sup. and it was offered to me through the Apple store on 10/4/2017.

    Kernel Version: Darwin 16.7.0
    Boot Volume: SIERRA
    Boot Mode: Normal
    Computer Name: DASBOOTS iMac
    User Name:
    Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
    System Integrity Protection: Disabled
    Time since boot: 21 minutes

    Nvidia web driver version: 378.05.25F01 is installed
    here is a screen print of the update on my machine:
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    It states it is Security Update for Public Beta 2017-001 Version 10.12.6 Installed on 10/4/2017

    This macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update improves security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
    For more detailed information about this update, please visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT20735
    For more detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

    Neither link shows info for this.
    After editing the build number in the NVDAStartupWeb.kext Plist the following happened:

    A message popped up stating the NVDAStartupWeb.kext could not load as it was not installed properly. Video rolls at login, then settles down. I would say kernel extension(s) for Nvidia are not loading, and this is confirmed in the extension list under system report “loaded NO”. all Nvidia kexts no say NO.
    This the plist text for:NVDAStartup.kext for my machine currently (also current machine is using a GTX 1060)
    < key>NVDAStartup</key>
    <dict>
    <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.apple.nvidia.NVDAStartup</string>
    <key>IOClass</key>
    <string>NVDAStartup</string>
    <key>IOMatchCategory</key>
    <string>IOFramebuffer</string>
    <key>IOPCIClassMatch</key>
    <string>0x03000000&amp;0xff000000</string>
    <key>IOPCIMatch</key>
    <string>0x000010de&amp;0x0000ffff</string>
    <key>IOProbeScore</key>
    <integer>100000</integer>
    <key>IOProviderClass</key>
    <string>IOPCIDevice</string>
    <key>IOSourceVersion</key>
    <string>10.17.5</string>
    <key>NVDARequiredOS</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>NVDAType</key>
    <string>Official</string>

    This is the plist text for NVDAStartupweb.kext:
    < key>NVDAStartup</key>
    <dict>
    <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.nvidia.NVDAStartupWeb</string>
    <key>IOClass</key>
    <string>NVDAStartupWeb</string>
    <key>IOMatchCategory</key>
    <string>IOFramebuffer</string>
    <key>IOPCIClassMatch</key>
    <string>0x03000000&amp;0xff000000</string>
    <key>IOPCIMatch</key>
    <string>0x000010de&amp;0x0000ffff</string>
    <key>IOProbeScore</key>
    <integer>200000</integer>
    <key>IOProviderClass</key>
    <string>IOPCIDevice</string>
    <key>NVDARequiredOS</key>
    <string>16G1023</string>
    <key>NVDAType</key>
    <string>Web</string>
    </dict>
    Does the NVDARequiredOS key have to have 16G1023 for both kexts or only the web? Obviously I have to unlock permissions to change Plist text(s) in either of these? You will note NVDAStartup.kext does not have an OS build number in the string line...
    Further is there any editing required in my Clover Plist to allow the current Web driver to function again that was working perfectly before this beta fiasco? Drive show loaded now in NVida Control Panel in Mac menu bar. I have repaired permissions and rebuilt kext caches.
     
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    Oct 11, 2017 at 8:33 PM #2558
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    Hello there, i'have Sierra installed ion my custom mac but i can't let work my EVGA GTX 1060 6gb, when i install de web driver my sistem doesen't recognize the graphic card, some one can help me to solve this problem??
    Thanks
     
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    Oct 11, 2017 at 9:39 PM #2559
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    This answer is for everyone!!!! Basically it is not an answer. YOU MUST HAVE ALL THE COMPONENTS YOU ARE USING LISTED UNDER YOUR AVATAR ORRRRR IN THE QUESTION YOU ARE ASKING!
    YOU MUST HAVE THE OS VERSION YOU ARE USING, 10.12.6 OR 10.13.X AND THE BUILD NUMBER. SIERRA HAS 7 VERSIONS 10.12.1 TO 10.12.6 AND ONE EXTRA BETA BUILD.

    If your system information/graphics section does not show your card, the the Nvidia Web driver (correct version) is not loading.
    Even if it shows loaded in the Nvida Control Panel.
    If it is not loading for what ever reason you must have a specific boot flag for the web driver in you clover Plist. This can be accomplished by using Clover Configurator or editing you Plist manually. The instructions are in a sticky in the forum in the Graphics section for the manual edit. The web driver must be the proper version for the build you are using. You can uninstall any build from the Nvida control panel but it must be unlocked to accomplish this. I or the moderators cannot answer questions without the machine and OS info completed in some manner. The old Nvida boot flag to disable, WILL disable the new web driver as well it cannot be in the boot mix, as an added boot flag or in your current Clover Plist!!
     
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    Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 PM #2560
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    Sorry, i didn't update my signature, at the moment i don't have a OS version cause i can't finish my installation because of the graphic driver. I will check tomorrow again and i will tell you!! Thanks
     

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