Mojave PB on 5,1 and Nvidia GPU 8xx, 9xx, 10xx?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Susurs, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Susurs macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    Anyone had any success trying to install 10.14 (PB) on 5,1 with Nvidia 8xx, 9xx, 10xx card in there?

    Does the installer launches, starts to install?

    I know there is no web driver to install afterwards, but can the system be upgraded?

    Any differences/peculiarities with MVC cards?

    Thank’s!
     
  2. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    It looks like Mojave only includes Nvidia drivers for Fermi and Kepler cards (NVDAGF100Hal.kext & NVDAGK100Hal.kext). So Maxwell and newer cards will not work until Nvidia releases a web driver, which will probably be this fall after the final public release. You could try modifying the latest web driver for High Sierra to install on Mojave, but I don't know if it would work.
     
  3. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    But previous versions of macOS can be initially installed without web drivers for these cards. I mean, you install web driver afterwards...the system is just a bit ‘laggy’. And you can not install web driver prior to installing the 10.14 anyway...

    What I want to know is whether 10.14 installer allow installation at all on 8xx, 9xx, 10xx?
     
  4. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but without a driver installed I don't know if it would boot because it can't tell if the card supports Metal which is a prerequisite. I think you should try it. :)
     
  5. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    Mojave installer on my 5,1 with MVC 980 GTX reported that my GPU should have Metal support to proceed with the installation... Why...?

    Well...Launching installation from terminal bypassed this... :)

    Option to skip APFS does not work.
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Three days after the Mojave release, still no compatible Web Driver from Nvidia. I'm not in any hurry to update to Mojave and lose a functional version of MacOS Server on the Mac Pro, but slightly worrisome nonetheless.
     

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