Nvidia WebDriver Updater not finding 10.13.5 drivers.

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  1. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    #1
    I've been using the WebDriver Updater with no problems for the last few OS updates, but today I went to install the updated drivers and am just greeted with 'Ready...'. There is no dialog to select the driver to install. So I had it check for updates and was given the response of 'No drivers found for build 17E202'. Well, I'm trying to get the driver for 17F77, aka 10.13.5, but I can't select it to install. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

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    It seems you are still running 17E202 at this moment.
     
  3. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    Yes, I am still running 17E202/10.13.4. But using the Nvidia WebDriver Updater from InsanelyMac, I've always been able to inject the updated drivers before starting the install so when it comes back up, I still have a video signal. That's no longer working. I'm wondering if anyone else using this software is having the same problem, or how else can I install the new drivers without having to swap my 5870 back in. FWIW, my 970 is no flashed, hence this problem.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 603

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    ^^^^Without a Mac EFI on your 970, you will need to swap your card for one with an EFI (Mac Card or a flashed card).

    Also I'm assuming you have a 5,1 cMP. 10.13.5 also contains a FW update. For this to run you will need a card with an EFI.

    Lou
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

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    There are few ways to do it.

    1) swap in an OOTB card, which you don't want to do

    2) using some other software to make your Mac install the new driver before update the OS. Which seems doesn't work as well.

    3) Use another automatic way to install the web driver before OS update. The following command can let you roll back the driver. It should able to let you install the "future" driver as well (if the list on the server is updated). But if it doesn't work, then nothing will change, worth to try.
    Code:
    bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update/master/nvidia-update.sh) 387.10.10.10.35.106
    4) Go though the whole process manually

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...graphics-cards.1440150/page-173#post-25833765

    5) Install OS update first, then using remote control to install the web driver. I've tried this method, and confirmed Chrome Remote Desktop can do the job well.
     

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