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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MisterAndrew, Jul 20, 2017.
Nevermind. Doesn't work.
Or, you know, wait a few more hours for the official web driver to be released? NVIDIA pretty much always has a new driver out within 24 hours of a software update from Apple.
You can re-enable SIP without going into a Recovery OS by running 'csrutil clear' and rebooting.
Been able to do that since 10.12.2.
What this guy said. I thought it was standard practice to just wait for the Nvidia update
Per my FAQ thread #27:
You are running the risk of Apple changing a binary interface on their side and the old drivers refusing to work (e.g. kernel panic boot loop), which can be nearly impossible to recover from. Given how quickly NVIDIA releases a new driver, I'd strongly encourage people to just wait until someone posts a link to the new driver as an indication that it's available.
Hmm, yeah it doesn't seem to be working now. It was worth a shot. This method worked fine with the previous update.
If you need the Nvidia drivers straight away, I think a practice of not updating the OS until Nvidia has their update ready is good to implement.
I can't think of any reason why the OS would ever need to be updating straight away.
You can use the 10.12.5 drivers on 10.12.6.
If you already had the webdrivers installed previously. Just open terminal and paste
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :IOKitPersonalities:NVDAStartup:NVDARequiredOS "$(sw_vers -buildVersion) /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/Info.plist
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
you'll enter your password to make the change, restart and you should be good to go.
it just tricks the drivers into loading.
Nvidia still hasn't released it? That's unusual.
That doesn't work either. Not on my cMP 5,1.
If you open terminal and type in
sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/info.plist
then scroll down until you see
Does it show <string>16F73</string>
It's shows 16G29
Even after making the change on mine, the system defaulted back to OSX Drivers and I had to tell it to use the webdriver again from system prefs, restarted and it worked.
Fingers crossed. Or that nvidia pops out some updated drivers soon.
Also weird they did not release any throughout 10.12.6 beta.
I copied the kext to the desktop and then reinstalled it using KextUtility and now it's working. Who knows if it'll load next time I start the computer though. It worked when I did that before, but then it stopped working when I restarted.
Not weird. Nvidia stopped issuing Web Drivers for Beta OS software some time ago.
OK OK - The Web Driver update is here:
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It looks like we need a new CUDA driver though.
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^^^^That's what the Cuda Preference Pane says, but Cuda 8.0.83 is working just fine.
And the New Cuda Driver, 8.0.90 is here:
How do you install this if you have a 1060? It says it requires 10.12.6 to install and I thought there's no Apple driver for that card so I wouldn't have any graphics if I updated.
^^^^See Post #130:
But, when going to 10.12.6 I din't use this method. I have an MVC flashed GTX 1080 and Just installed the Combo Updater restarted and then installed the Web Driver and Viola.
That post doesn't say how to modify the kext.
You don't need to modify the kext.
So you can boot up 10.12.6 with the old driver and it'll still work?
No. If you have an unflashed card, you need some kind of EFI card (e.g. GT 120 or an old AMD card) to get a boot screen and to the desktop with the stock drivers, at which point you can install the new NVIDIA web driver. This has been standard practice for the past 6+ years.
Edit: This is covered in FAQ #24 here: