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flyproductions

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NVIDIA already re-signed the webdrivers compatible with 10.13.6 build 17G14042 (387.10.10.10.40.140), you can get the link in the post below:


How do I get to High Sierra build 17G14042?

If you do a clean install of 10.13.6, you will have the build 17G66. To fully update 17G66 to the 17G14042 build required by the re-signed and working NVIDIA webdrivers, you'll need to first do the Security Update 2020-005, reboot, then do the Security Update 2020-006 and finally reboot one last time.

After you already have the build 17G14042 installed and running, you can now install the current re-signed NVIDIA webdrivers, 387.10.10.10.40.140.

Where I can download 10.13.6 build 17G66?

Apple continue to offer High Sierra 10.13.6 build 17G66 full installer for download and you can get it from the support article below:


Will NVIDIA re-sign any other past webdrivers builds, I need build x.y.z?

It's a question for NVIDIA to answer, but right now the only Webdrivers version re-signed and made available to download was the 387.10.10.10.40.140.

If you need a different build, you can try to open a support ticket with NVIDIA and ask for it.





It all started with obvious loss of driversupport for my 1080. I had a picture, but obviously unaccellerated. Dragging windows left traces on the screen etc.

So i tried to reinstall the drivers. But everytime i doubleclick the package i get this error:

Screen Shot 2022-06-02 at 01.02.00.png


And by clicking the questionmark, this note shows up:

Screen Shot 2022-06-02 at 01.02.20.png


Is there any solution for this or is installing NV-webdrivers just not possible anymore. Not even for High Sierra.

Thanks in advance for any help
 
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The Buggman

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I just came here to seek help on the same issue. I can't even open the NVIDIA Driver Manager or Cuda in System Preferences. I get this message:
To use the "NVIDIA Drive Manager" preferences pane, System Preferences must quit and reopen.

When I click OK, it restarts System Preferences into the same message in a loop until I click Cancel.
The same visual issues as OP as well. I can't even play videos in VLC.

I reset NVRAM and SMC, reinstalled the OS and all updates, and then I installed and ran Malwarebytes just in case. It did return with two issues which I've quarantined, but nothing resolved any problems.

System Version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G14042)
 
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The Buggman

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The same message appears after running master disable. I get "No such File" on the first command, which I did try directing to the installer.
 

flyproductions

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To use the "NVIDIA Drive Manager" preferences pane, System Preferences must quit and reopen.

When I click OK, it restarts System Preferences into the same message in a loop until I click Cancel.
Yes! The very same i get too. All started today out of nothing.

May they have finally kicked us?
 

mo5214

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Don’t know if this would work or not. You can try to add kext-dev-mode=1 to your boot-args in addition to using a utility called stripcodesig (https://github.com/tvi/stripcodesig) to make the binary unsigned again (the boot argument should allow unsigned kext, and we unsign the kext and/or its related utilities. Might have to turn off gatekeeper among some other things)
 

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Reminds me of 1Password 6 - a build that wasn't the most recent 6.x version just stopped working, refusing to launch because its notarisation had expired. Thankfully there was a later 6.x release that worked, but it speaks to grim times ahead for people trying to archive & preserve older software.
 
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The Buggman

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Don’t know if this would work or not. You can try to add kext-dev-mode=1 to your boot-args in addition to using a utility called stripcodesig (https://github.com/tvi/stripcodesig) to make the binary unsigned again (the boot argument should allow unsigned kext, and we unsign the kext and/or its related utilities. Might have to turn off gatekeeper among some other things)
All of that is a bit beyond me, I think. How does it work? Do we just enter sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" into Terminal, turn off gatekeeper, and then use the tool to... create a patched version of the installer?


6.x version just stopped working, refusing to launch because its notarisation had expired
Is... is that even legal? Given the coincidence, it sounds plausible, but that practically kills the machine in this case. I would need to either find and purchase a natively compatible lower end GPU or scrap the machine altogether, which is not a thing I say easy. It kind of rips my heart out, in fact.
 
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In Software Update preferences, do you have "Install system data files and security updates" enabled? There is zero indication when the OS installs one of these, and this wouldn't be the first time that Apple's broken drivers with them...
 

mattspace

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Can I ask you high sierra folks if you've installed the recently re-issued CA 2 - G1 intermediate certificate from Apple PKI, which was necessary to keep iCloud services connecting?

Also, might be worth looking around in Keychain Access and seeing if there's any other certificates that have expired, which might be tripping up gatekeeper.
 

mattspace

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Yes at least this i did. There are not any NV-certificates visibly in there.
Have you looked at the last modified date of the (IIRC) certificate revocation list?

It would be curious to see what the instructions here reveal:

 
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Macschrauber

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If the problem is expiered certificates one can try to disconnect from time server and set the system clock back, say a year.
 

flyproductions

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Don’t know if this would work or not. You can try to add kext-dev-mode=1 to your boot-args in addition to using a utility called stripcodesig (https://github.com/tvi/stripcodesig) to make the binary unsigned again (the boot argument should allow unsigned kext, and we unsign the kext and/or its related utilities. Might have to turn off gatekeeper among some other things)
Thanks for the reply.

I tried but sadly with no success. Went trough the whole stripcodesign-process for every single of the webdrivers kexts. And reinstalled them. Afterwards they show up as "unsigned" as expected but still refuse to load.

after.png
 

flyproductions

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Don’t know if this would work or not. You can try to add kext-dev-mode=1 to your boot-args in addition to using a utility called stripcodesig (https://github.com/tvi/stripcodesig) to make the binary unsigned again (the boot argument should allow unsigned kext, and we unsign the kext and/or its related utilities. Might have to turn off gatekeeper among some other things)
Update with partial success!

I just missed to patch "some" of the neccessary kexts and bundles. Now, after treating all of the following extensions in

Library/Extensions...

lib:ext.png


...as well as System/Library/Extensions...

syst:lib:ext.png


...the way described in this video at least the GUI-lagging is gone, wich renders the machine at least basically usable again.

I still cannot open the driver manager even with all the apps inside the package also "unsigned". And GPU benchmarks like the Unigine apps still don't run. So there seem to be parts of the package still missing. But in all, unsigning in the way you suggested seems to be the way to solve this. Thanks again!

And also "thanks" to NV for this nice attempt to turn my 500 € GPU into a paperweight just because you hate Apple. Fu** you! ?

Edit: Worked for three or for reboots. Now even the GUI-lagging is there again!
 
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harrymac20

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Have the same problem -- even on my secondary startup disk which has not been updated for a couple of weeks. Keeps asking to "To use the “NVIDIA Driver Manager” preferences pane, System Preferences must quit and reopen."

Went wild for a time -- then tries to changa startup disk and after same message as above (did quit and relaunch successfully) will not let me put my password into the field to authenticate -- just no typing -- so must be some problem with Apple as its afffecting more than one preference panel.
 

flyproductions

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Have the same problem -- even on my secondary startup disk which has not been updated for a couple of weeks.
Yes. Its not limited to the disk actualy used. It appeared with all of my backups. So it seems like all parts of the driver package just "expire", which also affects the ones backed up...without touching them.
 
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