nvidia web drivers for 10.10.5

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  1. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Is there any advantage to using these over the native Apple drivers (GTX 650)?
     
  3. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    Better performance in OS X.
     
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    Hey, has anyone with one of our Maxwell EFI cards run this update yet?

    Amazingly I am looking at 10.10.5 on a Titan-X showing screen, with no Web Driver !!

    The EFI is allowing display and I am downloading the Beta that Netkas linked to. Would be a first if true, didn't do the nvdisable thing, just ran the 10.10.5 update, it rebooted a couple times, and here I am.

    Curious if this is an anomaly or if our friends at Nvidia have thwarted Apple's attempts to keep cMP from outshining the Minican Pro.
     
  5. netkas thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's true.
    But only for delta update from 10.10.4 to 10.10.5
     
  6. flehman macrumors regular

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    Excuse my ignorance - I am not a programmer - but if a Maxwell card with EFI is working with acceleration off the native OS X drivers, would there be new kexts or driver files for the Maxwell cards somewhere in OS X?
     
  7. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    I was able to boot, I think it was 10.10.2 or maybe 10.10.1, with my GTX 970 without using the web drivers. I also booted 10.10.5 without using nv_disable=1 but it was getting stuck after entering my password at the login screen. I was finally able to get to the desktop by turing on Nvidia injection in the Clover boot menu then updated the drivers.
     
  8. koyoot macrumors 601

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    IIRC, MVC and Netkas were working on a solution to this. There are no KEXTs in OS X for Maxwell GPUs but as you can see it displays the screen without the Kext. That is all.
     
  9. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    But this is only true of @MacVidCards EFI flashed cards right?
     
  10. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    No. My GTX 970 in a non flashed MSI card
     
  11. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    So you're saying we don't need to do that crazy dance when updating the OS anymore? Just update OS X, then update the web drivers?

    PRAISE THE LORD!
     
  12. koyoot macrumors 601

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    No, all Nvidia GPUs. Looks like there is a bug in the System, or Apple deliberately added option in the EFI for running screen regardlessly of the GPU in the cMP.


    Looking at the whole of the Yosemite and how rubbish it is, I would not phase out the option that it is a bug ;).
     
  13. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    Hennesie2000 has a hackintosh which is a total different story and doesn't matter here at all. Of course you don't need a EFI card in your hack, it's a PC in the end without any proprietary Apple firmware.
     
  14. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    But you don't need an efi flashed card to work in a Mac Pro either. In the end it is still just PC hardware with a special efi rom on the board.
     
  15. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    A MacPro with an unflashed PC card won't give you ANYTHING without drivers. On a hackintosh you'll have basic video output (like EFI Mac card) due to the bootloader.
     
  16. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    So nothing has changed then? Whats the point in this discussion?
     
  17. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Yes, but that special EFI in the Mac Pro is nonconforming. The Mac Pro hardware won't initialize a card without a Mac EFI, so video doesn't show up on the screen until the graphics drivers initialize the card.
     
  18. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    Ok, so I stand corrected. It's been a while since I have used my Mac Pro.
     
  19. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    The point is that the OS X default drivers didn't crash (what they normally do) when updating from 10.10.4 to 10.10.5.
    This means the machine will boot up just fine with an Maxwell card inserted, showing either a black screen (PC card in MacPro) or some basic video output (Mac EFI card in MacPro or hackintosh with PC card).
     
  20. netkas thread starter macrumors 65816

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    apple upadted NVDAStartup.kext as usual with update, but one file wasn't updated - INfo.plist, it remained from 10.10.4 web driver, those this happy bug prevents default osx driver to work on 10.10.5 if you had webdriver on 10.10.4 installed.
     
  21. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    It did this before, you could remote in and see that it was booted.
     
  22. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Don't plan to boot into Yosemite for a while anyway
     
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    To summarize and avoid any misunderstanding, it means those who have a MVC flashed cards running with 10.0.4 can update to 10.0.5 straight away and after update the nvidia webdriver, right?
     

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