Is Nvidia going to release web drivers for 10.9.5?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Raunien, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    With the security update for Mavericks, does anyone know if Nvidia is going to release web drivers for this build? Or is Mavericks at a dead end in terms of web driver support?
     
  2. netkas macrumors 65816

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    You can change requirement for driver in nvdastartup.kext and change your build number in /S/L/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist,

    after one of changes it will work again.
     
  3. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    There was a tutorial around here at one point for how to just comment out the part of the driver that checks your OS X version, that would probably be the best way to go, since I'm not sure if changing your build number itself could mess up future updates.
     
  4. Asgorath macrumors 65816

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    NVIDIA has released new web drivers for 10.8 and 10.9, just with less urgency than for the latest OS. I can imagine all these security updates are putting additional strain on their QA resources, and the 10.8 and 10.9 updates are just lower in priority compared with 10.10 and 10.11. So, I'd suggest being patient or updating to 10.10 in order to get the best support for your GPU if you really need the web driver.
     
  5. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. If I change the build number requirement in nvdastartup.kext, and then do the supplemental upgrade, would that work?
     
  6. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Yes, except I don't remember if one needs to add kext-dev-mode=1 for 10.9 .
     
  7. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I nvram -p, it already says kext-dev-mode=1 so I'm assuming I'm good?

    Here are my boot args

    boot-args kext-dev-mode=1 nvda_drv=1
     
  8. netkas macrumors 65816

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    then yes.

    edit Info.plist in kext then update system caches
    (e.g.
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartup.kext /System/Library/Extensions

    )
     
  9. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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