Nvidia GTX issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by serdar13, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. serdar13 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am running 10.13.6 (latest revision) with a GTX980 and upon restarting my Mac i know i wont have an efi screen but the startup process does not get to the login screen as expected and i have to unplug my 2 monitors and plug them back in a few times and eventually i see the login screen. If i have my GT120 installed alongside the GTX980 with a monitor plugged into each, all is fine on startup.

    I don't want to have my GT120 installed as i am using the other pic slots for a usb card, nvme card, ssd card etc.

    All of the Nvidia drivers are up to date and runs fine when i eventually get to the login screen.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Alex Sanders74 macrumors regular

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    Does your GTX980 work installed alone? What output are you using on the GTX980 (HDMI, DVI....)? Make sure the web driver is checked in the menu bar and not the Apple version...
     
  3. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

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    Make sure FileVault is DISABLED
    Also setup in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Automatic Login
     
  4. serdar13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Does your GTX980 work installed alone?" - Yes it works on its own once i manage to login.

    "What output are you using on the GTX980 (HDMI, DVI....)?"
    - I am using DVI and DisplayPort (980 has more than 1 DisplayPort and tried both).

    "Make sure the web driver is checked in the menu bar and not the Apple version..."
    - it is checked as i have no problems with the card or drivers once logged in.

    "Make sure FileVault is DISABLED" - Filevault is not active.

    "Also setup in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Automatic Login" - If i have automatic login it leaves my machine vulnerable.

    All I would like is to just be able to do a cold boot or restart without unplugging and plugging back in monitor cables to eventually see the login screen.
     
  5. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

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    Auto login does not need to go to your active account. Make a new restricted user account and auto login to that one. Then user switching to get to your other.

    Regardless, see if auto login works to resolve. You need to do something to troubleshoot the issue. If this fixes/addresses, you have options.
     
  6. Alex Sanders74 macrumors regular

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    bsbeamer's advice is good. I have a GTX970 installed and don't have any issues with the latest version of High Sierra. I'm surprised yours is acting so odd.. What brand is your 980? Maybe try the login tip and see if it helps.
     
  7. serdar13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try the auto login and see if it starts up as expected. I used to have the same issue with a MSI GTX970 and same with my current EVGA GTX980.

    Will try starting off a normal sata drive and not from my PCI NVME card and no PCI cards installed to see if this is causing the issue. Its strange though as soon as I add the GT120 card into the equation all works fine.
     
  8. Alex Sanders74 macrumors regular

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    That is weird... What PCI-e slot is your 980 in? Running mine in slot 1 but at present I don't have any other cards in this tower. Planning to change that in the next few weeks. My screen comes on just before the login screen every time. Not seen the behaviour your card is exhibiting at any point. Curious to see what results you wind up having.
     
  9. serdar13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I enabled auto login and if i was logged in and restarted it would auto login. If i shut down though and restarted, I was greeted with a black screen and would not progress.

    I seem to have success by re-arranging the PCI cards.

    Originally, this was my configuration:

    PCI 4: USB 3 card
    PCI 3: Velocity Duo Dual SSD Raid Card
    PCI 2: IOCrest M.2 Adapter Card (Startup HD)
    PCI 1: EVGA GTX980 Card

    Re-arranging configuration like the following seems to work every time:

    PCI 4: Velocity Duo Dual SSD Raid Card
    PCI 3: USB 3 card
    PCI 2: IOCrest M.2 Adapter Card (Startup HD)
    PCI 1: EVGA GTX980 Card

    Not sure why this arrangement works but original setup doesn't. As long as it works I am happy, but will monitor it.
     

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