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Author Topic: High Sierra and The Nvidia Web Driver  (Read 7996 times)
Asgorath
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« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2017, 03:04:16 AM »

Ok. Maybe the nVidia drivers are good now. There was a time when nVidia web drivers performed less well than default drivers in Metal benches (at least GFXBench). Drivers can't be compared for Pascal cards since these are not supported by default drivers.

Yeah, as mysticalos can tell you, the High Sierra drivers from NVIDIA are way better than they were in Sierra.  Hopefully Feral can take a look at the new drivers and perhaps remove their restrictions if things are working as expected.
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« Reply #106 on: November 29, 2017, 02:36:04 PM »

Feral as just confirmed that nVidia cards won't be supported for Deus Ex.
Is it because the ones shipping with Macs are too old?
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« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2017, 06:38:05 PM »

Just a heads up. even though todays security update does not require a reboot, it still changes build number to B1002 which means you'll reboot into no web driver if you don't know how to safely edit plist, then fix peremissions and kext cache and allow invalid signatures to load.
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« Reply #108 on: November 29, 2017, 08:04:35 PM »

Feral as just confirmed that nVidia cards won't be supported for Deus Ex.
Is it because the ones shipping with Macs are too old?

That's a great question.  I assume they're not testing on Maxwell or Pascal cards, which is a shame.  I might ask in the DE:MD thread to confirm.
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« Reply #109 on: November 30, 2017, 03:14:36 PM »

Support for B1002 is out now
v378.10.10.10.20.108
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« Reply #110 on: November 30, 2017, 03:18:49 PM »

Problem... my system is reporting as running B1003?
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« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »

Support for B1002 is out now
v378.10.10.10.20.108

And it's here:

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/127270/en-us

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« Reply #112 on: November 30, 2017, 05:15:09 PM »

I got the same this driver is for B1002, while I got 1003... Sad

This security update installed without asking so now unflashed card are useless util NVIDIA release a new driver.
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« Reply #113 on: November 30, 2017, 06:30:28 PM »

I got the same this driver is for B1002, while I got 1003... Sad

This security update installed without asking so now unflashed card are useless util NVIDIA release a new driver.

Yeah Apple released a new version of the roof fix because the first version created network drive issues
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/29/apple-macos-high-sierra-file-sharing-fix/

The new patch takes the build number up to 1003, vs 1002 for yesterday's version. Sigh.
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« Reply #114 on: November 30, 2017, 09:24:52 PM »

Well there's this...
https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.109.pkg
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« Reply #115 on: November 30, 2017, 09:33:14 PM »

Apparently the driver team works faster than the web team.
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franco_from_LA
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« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2017, 09:44:47 PM »


Thanks!!
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« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2017, 10:05:53 PM »


Installed and works with (17B1003).

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« Reply #118 on: November 30, 2017, 11:36:40 PM »

Apparently the driver team works faster than the web team.

It always takes about a day longer for the web page for a given driver to go live, but it doesn't matter as everyone should be getting the driver directly from their auto-updater.  That is, once someone sees that a driver has gone live, you don't need to download it manually, just force an update check on your NVIDIA preference pane to get the new package.
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« Reply #119 on: December 01, 2017, 12:41:18 AM »

Since this OS update do not require restart. So I tested it with my theory that we can install web driver without a flashed card / screen sharing / another GPU assist. The result is success.

The procedure as follow.

1) For normal OS update, running "sudo softwareupdate -I -a" should able to update the OS WITHOUT reboot (same as the security update this time)

2) After update, the OS version will be changed WITHOUT reboot (you can confirm this in system report)

3) Install the new Nvidia web driver accordingly

4) The installer will show you the warning about OS version not compatible and fall back to Apple driver.

5) let the driver finish installation, do NOT click restart

6) Open terminal, and enter "sudo nvram nvda-drv=1"

7) Open web driver manager to confirmed web driver is selected.

Cool Reboot



With the above procedure, the cMP will restart with web driver installed, selected, and display everything properly at the 1st reboot. No black screen, no need to use screen sharing (or using EFI non accelerated display to do anything).

N.B. The above procedure is used with BOTH SIP and Gatekeeper OFF, I am not sure what will happen if you have any of these function ON.
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