Security update killed my Nvidia web driver?

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  1. JesterJJZ, Sep 1, 2016
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    JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    So after installing the latest security update, I got a message saying that my Mac has switched to the OSX Default web driver because the Nvidia web driver is not compatible with this version of OSX. 10.11.6

    I've been running the (15G31) 346.03.15f02 driver for weeks on 10.11.6

    Maybe there was some weird firmware thing in this update?

    Also, looks like the numbers next to 10.11.6 changed in my system info.

    Was 15G31 and now 15G1004.
     

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  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Normal. Nvidia locks each driver release to the macOS build number.
     
  3. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    I experienced the same thing with my Mac Pro and Nvidia 680. Just gotta wait for Nvidia to come out with an updated driver. If you want you can also get the Nvidia WebDriver Updater from insanelymac.com, and as Nermal said on another thread "For the benefit of others: You need to go to the NVDAStartupWeb.kext patch tab, enter 15G1004 into the box, then hit Patch immediately. You then need to go to Sys Prefs/NVidia Driver Manager and switch back to the NVidia driver (otherwise you'll still get the Apple one when you reboot)."
     
  4. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same problem. I updated to the latest security update this morning and it's broken my driver.
    I'm now checking on a regular basis throughout the day to see when NVIDIA release a new driver.
     
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure that this occurs because the security updates flushes your NVRAM. I saw the same thing happening back when Trim Enabler relied on NVRAM settings.

    If the Nvidia prefpane does not allow you to re-enable the driver, you could try adding this to NVRAM manually in Terminal:

    sudo nvram nvda_drv=1
     
  6. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad for you guys that there are published solutions and workarounds, BUT. Every time I read a thread like this it makes me cringe. These kludges are antithetical to the whole Mac ethos of "it just works". Pay me no mind - just frustrated that we have to resort to Nvidia cards in external enclosures to get any semblance of modern performance.
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Well, you can literally just wait a couple of days and update both drivers and OS together.

    I've been around long enough to see OS updates break all kinds of things, from wi-fi to bootup to bricking phones. My own personal experience was a Windows update breaking Wi-Fi on my Dell tablet. A tablet without wi-fi is exactly as useless as it sounds.

    So now I have auto-update turned off whenever possible and never manually update on day 0. I prefer to see what happens to the eager beavers. (And I am a little nervous about Windows 10 forcing auto-update.)
     
  8. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^One thing I NEVER do is Auto anything on my Mac. I want complete control:eek:

    Lou
     
  9. Asgorath macrumors 65816

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    This is all covered pretty extensively in the sticky FAQ thread on this forum. If you don't want to deal with this, don't use a newer card that requires the web driver (and live with the fact you're using a 5+ year old GPU).
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Just received notice of a new Nvidia web driver for the latest security update.
    Installed it and I'm back in business.
     
  11. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Not using DHCP or auto save in Office must suck.
     
  13. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Well:oops: Maybe I need to modify my statement. I never auto update anything. Better?

    Lou
     
  14. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a

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    I bet he doesn't manually code his IP routing table or NAT rules. The poser!
     
  15. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I've also just installed the update and it works fine now. I'm new to this having a non-natively supported graphics card and I learnt the hard way not to update on day one..!
     
  16. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Just installed the newest NVidia web driver 346.02.03f09 (OS X 10.10.5) after doing the Security Update. All working fine.

    Cheers
     
  17. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Wanna Bet? Not trying to impress anyone - FOOL!

    Lou
     

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