When might the nvidia web driver for Mojave drop?

lgwells1

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I assumed Nvidia would have a driver ready for Mojave launch but boy was I wrong. I can't find anything online about a speculative release date.
 

droog

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I think it took like 3-4 months last time. It was just as well to skip those first 3 months though.
 

guin

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I looked up previous release dates because I was curious:

macOS El Capitan release date: September 30th, 2015
Nvidia El Capitan compatible web driver release date: Oct 1st, 2015

macOS Sierra release date: September 20th, 2016
Nvidia Sierra compatible web driver release date: September 21st, 2016

macOS High Sierra release date: September 25th, 2016
Nvidia High Sierra compatible web driver release date: September 27th 26th, 2016

Edit: corrected Nvidia High Sierra compatible web driver release date
 
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Netsurfer

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This time it's different because of Metal I'm afraid... :\
From nVidia forum...

Hello,

Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care.

This is Varun, assisting you with your query.

From the email description, I understand that you have a query regarding graphics drivers for Mojave.

Nvidia is working on an update to Mac drivers that includes support for the latest MacOS and Turing GPUs.

I'm sorry, I do not have any information about the time. When it is released, it should be available here:https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
Varun
NVIDIA Customer Care
 
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flowrider

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I think it took like 3-4 months last time. It was just as well to skip those first 3 months though.
May I ask what the heck you are talking about Unknown.jpeg

Lou
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macOS High Sierra release date: September 25th, 2016
Nvidia High Sierra compatible web driver release date: September 27th, 2016
Actually HS web driver released on 9/26/17. So all previous releases within 24 hours of OS release.

Lou
 

guin

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May I ask what the heck you are talking aboutView attachment 789899

Lou
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Actually HS web driver released on 9/26/17. So all previous releases within 24 hours of OS release.

Lou
You're right, my time zone wasn't set correctly on the netkas forum so it showed the incorrect day.
 

bsbeamer

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VOLTA was added to the .108 driver for 10.13.6, which has since been pulled. That driver apparently created issues for a lot of people but has been fine for me with GTX 1080 FE 8GB in 5,1.

That VOLTA inclusion COULD be part of the delay. Apple is also working on a 10.14.1 update, which would break driver almost immediately.

Just suggest waiting this out. If you can wait until 10.14.2 to update things should be clearer for path forward. If you cannot wait, get a Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB and use moving forward.
 

flowrider

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^^^^That's my thought. The 108 driver has been working well for me also. Don't understand why so many folks had issues. BTW, a new OpenGL Extensions Viewer dropped today which shows revised Metal support readings.

TinyGrab Screen Shot 9-29-18, 10.33.33 AM.png


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TGeist

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As with every major macOS update I want to do a clean install. But this time when I start installation from a bootable USB drive I will eventually get the message:

"Installing macOS Mojave on this Mac requires that all graphic cards have Metal support and that FileVault is disabled.
Visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT208898 to learn more about the installation requirements for this Mac."

This is a Mid 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 with a flashed GTX 980 Ti.

All the dialog box offers is to Quit. No way to even get further into the installation.

What's there to do? Install macOS 10.13.x and then upgrade to 10.14? What other options are there?
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h9826790

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As with every major macOS update I want to do a clean install. But this time when I start installation from a bootable USB drive I will eventually get the message:

"Installing macOS Mojave on this Mac requires that all graphic cards have Metal support and that FileVault is disabled.
Visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT208898 to learn more about the installation requirements for this Mac."

This is a Mid 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 with a flashed GTX 980 Ti.

All the dialog box offers is to Quit. No way to even get further into the installation.

What's there to do? Install macOS 10.13.x and then upgrade to 10.14? What other options are there?View attachment 790516
Of course it won't work that way.

A flashed 980Ti only able to provide display by the Mac EFI when you boot it from a USB installer (because no web driver is included or running when you boot from it). Therefore, nothing registered as Metal supported GPU in the system. And the installer will refuse to proceed.

If you want clean Mojave installation with any non OOTB card. You should run the installer inside a current working macOS (with web driver activated). And select a newly formatter drive as the destination. As a cMP users, we can easily install multiple hard drives. Use it properly can solve your problem easily.
 

militantm1nd

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As with every major macOS update I want to do a clean install. But this time when I start installation from a bootable USB drive I will eventually get the message:

"Installing macOS Mojave on this Mac requires that all graphic cards have Metal support and that FileVault is disabled.
Visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT208898 to learn more about the installation requirements for this Mac."

This is a Mid 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 with a flashed GTX 980 Ti.

All the dialog box offers is to Quit. No way to even get further into the installation.

What's there to do? Install macOS 10.13.x and then upgrade to 10.14? What other options are there?View attachment 790516
You need to be on latest HS to move to Mojave. That is the only way for the firmware/upgrade process to work at this time.
 
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lclev

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I have installed Mojave on my cMP 5.1. I followed the link information listed in post #14. I have a flashed Nvidia GTX 1080. I installed over 10.13.6 and it went well. Notable issues:

1. I only have one DVI monitor - my second DVI monitor is not working and option is not available.
2. When typing a search into Google Chrome the text does not show but if you hit enter it will go to a webpage but nothing displays. But Safari works.
3. One thing I found interesting is in the past when I updated OS X until I updated the video drivers the screen refresh would be super slow. Not so this time. The screen is very smooth.

That is as far as I got because I had to go back to work. I will play more later.

Lisa
 

stevekr

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Latest from Nvidia

"Apple's recently released macOS 10.14 (Mojave) does not support CUDA. For CUDA developers who are on macOS 10.13, it is recommended to not upgrade to Mojave. Developers may not be able to use Xcode 10 to build GPU applications or run CUDA applications. Both macOS 10.13.6 and Xcode 9.4 support CUDA and work great with CUDA 10. NVIDIA is working with Apple to get Mojave to support CUDA".
 

h9826790

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This keeps getting better and better o_O
IMO, that's just looks more transparent, but not really looks better. If Nvidia is actually waiting Apple's help to fix CUDA issue before they willing to release the web driver. That can take a long time. Obviously Apple has no intention to provide any support to Nvidia GPU.
 

flowrider

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^^^^That's not what he meant by getting better and better

TinyGrab Screen Shot 10-9-18, 10.15.39 AM.png

This is certainly BAD news! It's troubling NEWS, certainly not good news, but news none the less, something that there has been a dearth of.

Lou
 
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h9826790

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^^^^That's not what he meant by getting better and better

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This is certainly BAD news!

Lou
I see, thanks for the English lesson. Really appreciate that. Especially I am not a native English speaker, easy to misunderstand this kind of “non textbook style” English.

Lucky I made the reply (and of course you willing to reply me as well), otherwise I may never learn this :D