Updating nVidia drivers over SSH?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Doward, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Is there a way to update the WebDriver via SSH (Terminal)?

    Accidently updated my 5,1 last night (970GTX) and just trying to avoid swapping the old 285GT back in...

    Thanks!
     
  2. DearthnVader macrumors regular

    DearthnVader

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    #2
    Assuming you don't have the Webdriver downloaded to the Target Mac, and assuming you want the WebDriver for 10.12.4:

    SSH in and:

    Code:
    curl -O http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/367.15.10.45f01/WebDriver-367.15.10.45f01.pkg
    Then install as such:

    Code:
    sudo Installer -pkg WebDriver-36* -target /
    Don't forget to set your NVRam proper for Sierra, if you don't have it already:

    Code:
    sudo nvram nvda_drv=1
    And reboot

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
     
  3. Silencio macrumors 68020

    Silencio

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    #3
    Screen sharing / VNC is also fully functional without the web drivers installed, if you have it already turned on on the client side.
     
  4. DearthnVader macrumors regular

    DearthnVader

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    #4
    Seems some users are having issues with Screen Sharing and 10.12.4 and unflashed nvidia cards, results in a blank screen in the viewer.
     
  5. xactoman macrumors member

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    10.12.4 has a pre-boot call for logging into your icloud account. With that prompt active, you can't login via screen sharing. So, in order to upgrade, you need to install a mac compatible video card to get past this installer prompt. How do I know? experience :)
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I believe that you experienced this, but I wonder if most people did not? There must be a ton of people on here using web-driver only Nvidia GPUs, so if this was a widespread experience, I'd expect a lot more people complaining and asking for help.
     

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