How to remove graphics card drivers from previous iMac when migrated to mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macguy93, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. macguy93 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    I made a post earlier about the display issue i was having so i will just paste that same text in here:
    "Lately i just bought a new mac pro. recently i have been doing some video projects in final cut pro 7 (i know its outdated lol) in the video preview it seems that the video has some distortion to it, meaning the the video has a skewed effect to it of some sort. I upgraded from a 2009 iMac which i have never noticed this issue before! I don't think that it would be a hardware issue.. heres my specs:

    3.33GHz 6-core
    12 gigs of ram
    ATI radeon 5770 1gb ram
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster SA300

    I think that it may be the monitor.. as i soon plan on upgrading to a cinema display."

    I was thinking of what may be a solution to this.. when i migrated everything over from my iMac to my new mac pro i started getting the same update drivers dialogue on the mac pro that i previously got on the imac. My imac used an nvidia graphics card where as the mac pro uses an ATI graphics card. i have a feeling that the drivers from the nvidia card are now loaded on my mac pro that may be causing this display issue. how do i go about removing the nvidia presences off of my mac pro?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    The kexts are located at /System/Library/Extensions/.

    Go there and search for "nvidia". Make sure you really only select graphics cards drivers (post a screen shot of the search results here; cmd-shift-4 – let go – hit space bar – click the window).

    Then move those kexts out of the extensions folder. Don't delete them right away.
  3. Asgorath macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2012
    The NVIDIA drivers will do absolutely nothing if there isn't an NVIDIA device in the system.
  4. dmax35 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    Sorry to change the topic. Overall how do you like your Mac Pro compared to iMac?

    I'm up in the air if should switch to a 3.3 Mac Pro from my current 3.4 27" iMac, Thunderbolt is no big deal since my raid device is esata.

  5. macguy93 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Thanks for your guys replies!

    flatfoot, i went there and did not find anything pertaining to the nvidia drivers. i included the picture:

    Asgorath, i am just trying to troubleshoot ideas that may be the case even if that is not. however, it would still be nice to delete from popping up on boot-up every tim.

    dmax35, I love my new mac pro! i came from 3.06ghz core 2 duo in my imac. so the 6 core xeon is really a huge difference in speed. especially if you do a lot of video work you will truly notice the increase in speed.

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  6. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    dude, stop now

    if you can't find your way to S/L/E then you REALLY shouldn't go in there and start deleting things on a whim. You are just going to make a mess.

    Besides, it looks like what you are talking about is the CUDA drivers, which are separate from the regular Nvidia drivers.
  7. macguy93, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    macguy93 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    I am not going to be touching anything. as im way to paranoid to start snooping through files i dont even know exist or what they even do. I have conducted some test and i believe my issue is just the refresh rate of my existing monitor. i just bought a 24inch cinema display. I should not notice this issue anymore after it arrives.

    if it is not the refresh rate, do you think that the CUDA drivers may be interfering with anything on my graphics card to account for my issue?

    Thanks for your word of caution MacVidCards

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