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PowerMike G5

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First time having an issue with the Nvidia web drivers now. I just installed 10.11.6 and upgraded to the latest web driver, no issues there.

But now when I try to launch any app within Adobe CC, the whole computer freezes up and I have to do a hard restart. I've tried repairing permissions and same issue.

I tried this on my Macbook Pro with GT 750M and same issue. Then I switched my laptop back to the native OS X drivers, restarted, and boom... Adobe CC launches fine.

Is anyone else having this issue? With my Mac Pro, I'm running a standard PC GTX 980, so I have to use the web driver on that machine to see it.
 
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These drivers have been getting worse for Adobe CC for a while. Crashes, artefacts and OpenCL bugs have been escalating for more than a year. Every time I tried to highlight the growing issue and the lack of true Maxwell support in these drivers, forum salesboys did everything they could to howl me into a corner. They continued to recommend risky hardware upgrades to professionals without thinking about the consequences.
 
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flowrider

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The Web Driver is working fine for me on PS CS6, Bridge CC, and Acrobat 11.

Lou
 

linuxcooldude

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These drivers have been getting worse for Adobe CC for a while. Crashes, artefacts and OpenCL bugs have been escalating for more than a year. Every time I tried to highlight the growing issue and the lack of true Maxwell support in these drivers, forum salesboys did everything they could to howl me into a corner. They continued to recommend risky hardware upgrades to professionals without thinking about the consequences.

I remember a while back MVC said during a Blackmagic Design event technicians recommending to use dual Titan X cards because of the nMP. Something I would never do, recommending non-supported PC cards to professionals if I were working for such a company.
 

tuxon86

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I remember a while back MVC said during a Blackmagic Design event technicians recommending to use dual Titan X cards because of the nMP. Something I would never do, recommending non-supported PC cards to professionals if I were working for such a company.

They are supported by NVidia, just not by Apple.
 

PowerMike G5

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It's unfortunate. I haven't had any issues with any of the previous web drivers at all. Adobe CC ran perfectly and fast.

This latest update of 10.11.6 with the latest web driver to match is the opposite... completely shuts down my system. I just attempted to a complete uninstall and reinstall of Creative Cloud and it still has the same issue upon launching an app... complete shutdown.

I'm curious to hear from anyone else having this issue if they are having it.
 
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It's unfortunate. I haven't had any issues with any of the previous web drivers at all. Adobe CC ran perfectly and fast.

This latest update of 10.11.6 with the latest web driver to match is the opposite... completely shuts down my system. I just attempted to a complete uninstall and reinstall of Creative Cloud and it still has the same issue upon launching an app... complete shutdown.

I'm curious to hear from anyone else having this issue if they are having it.

On TonyMac forum there are people reporting the same crash.
 

PowerMike G5

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Thanks for pointing that out Soy.

It looks like Adobe is aware of this particular issue and is working on an updated web driver now. Seems to have to do with an initial support release of Metal causing kernel panics for people using Maxwell cards in their Mac Pros.

Temp solution seems to be removing a new Metal folder installed with this web driver. The upcoming web driver to replace the current one will disable this Metal folder by default till they work out the bugs.
[doublepost=1469138952][/doublepost]But I guess an interesting fact learned from this instance is that Adobe is introducing Metal as a GPU acceleration option for the mercury playback engine, along with CUDA, OpenCL and software only on Adobe CC on the Mac side of things. Interesting...
 

Jordidh

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My system is a Mac Pro 5.1.

I get the same crash in Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe After Effects CC and Media Encoder CC (all 2015.3) with the last update 10.11.6 and web driver 346.03.15f01, black screen when open any of this programs and then reboot. It seems Metal related and GPUSniffer.

If I reboot with Mac driver, no problem. Fortunately I have a GTX 780 that works with Apple native driver.

Another weird issue with web driver and 4K monitor attached, the system doesn't boot, when it should show the log in screen, I get a black screen and need a reboot.

I need to boot with the 4k monitor off, and then power on when Mac is booted up. But this is happening from web driver 346.03.10f02 and 10.11.5, not before, same with last web driver. With Apple driver, no problems.

From the first version of Nvidia web driver for El Capitan to the latest too, I get glitches in Adobe Camera Raw opening a Canon RAW file with Photoshop CC, when zooming the image or move within, not crashing, but a little uggly for Nvidia. With Apple native driver doesn't happen.

For me, the Nvidia Driver it's a botched job and this have prevented me to upgrade to a Maxwell Card, because a incompleted driver for my taste and a unreliable and unstable dependence of crossfingers to not have unlucky update with new bugs.

It seems that some elf only compile the new driver to Mac updates and release it with uncheck with popular and historicaly problematic software with Nvidia driver, but not Apple driver. Like if Apple doesn't change any code in the new releases... and waiting all to be ok...

Well, don't have web driver it would be worse for a Maxwell card (With tricky things to update it), but unacceptable for a Nvidia supported card, because same behavior with my other Nvidia gtx 680 (Mac version).

I feel that this behavior with Nvidia driver corrupts the experience with Mac.
[doublepost=1469140130][/doublepost]Since I have updated to 10.11.6, I can choose in Adobe premiere CC 2015.3 to work with Metal, but not any advantage over Open CL or Cuda. It offer poorless performance vs other GPU Mercury engines (almost like CPU performace). At least with Nvidia Card.
 

koyoot

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Try the stock Apple drivers for Apple compatible Nvidia GPUs. You might see the difference.

World of Warcraft Legion gets lower performance using Metal on Nvidia web drivers, compared to Apple stock drivers.
 

koyoot

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...but OP is now using a GTX980...
Well, don't have web driver it would be worse for a Maxwell card (With tricky things to update it), but unacceptable for a Nvidia supported card, because same behavior with my other Nvidia gtx 680 (Mac version).

I feel that this behavior with Nvidia driver corrupts the experience with Mac.
;) Thats what I have been responding ;).
 

jeff7117

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I was just about to update to 10.11.6 and read through the Adobe forums to see if there were any problems. I use AE every day and was in the middle of a big project so I usually don't update till projects are done. Glad I waited. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2183797

At least someone has found a temporary fix till they get it resolved.
 

PowerMike G5

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Adobe is aware of this particular issue and is working on a CC update now to address it. It has to do with adding the initial support release of Metal for the Mercury Playback renderer causing kernel panics for people using Nvidia cards in their Macs (both PC versions and what comes standard in Macs). I have been able to replicate this issue on my 2014 Macbook Pro Retina with Nvidia GT750 as well.

Temp solution seems to be removing a new Metal folder installed with the current update. The upcoming update to replace the current one will disable this Metal folder by default till they work out the bugs with Nvidia.
 
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