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New Nvidia Retail Driver Install Solution

Posted on May 16, 2013by rampagedev

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New Nvidia Retail drivers have been released today. It introduces a new Preference Pane under System Preferences that allows you to enable the Nvidia Web Driver or OS X Default Driver The new drivers require information to be written to the NVram. Without this you will not be able to Meklort, who developed the NVram Module that we currently use, assisted me in understanding why the NVram information showed up on some systems and not others. If you are using my Recovery Partition And Enable All Features Of iCloud and iMessages fix you must remove nvram.log from /var/log/ before you can begin.

If you plan to enable ECC, for a Nvidia card that support this feature, you must add the slot identification edit in your DSDT or the option to enable ECC on that card will not be available.

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Guide:

Part 1: Install

1. Download Mac OS X Driver Release 313.01.01 here

2. Install the drivers

3. Install the latest Bootloader found here

4. In your Extra folder if not present already create a folder called modules:



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5. From i386/modules folder copy FileNVRAM.dylib into Extra/modules:


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6. Continue to Part 2


Part 2: Fusion Drive Installs or Systems Without FileNVRAM


1. In your Extra folder open org.chameleon.Boot.plist:


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2. Under Kernel Flags add nvda_drv=1:


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3. Continue to Part 3


Part 3: Enabling


1. Go to System Preferences:


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2. Go to Nvidia Driver Manager:


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3. In the Preference Pane change the settings to match the following:


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4. Restart


5. The new kexts should now be loaded:


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6. If you are using my Recovery Partition And Enable All Features Of iCloud and iMessages fix please redo Parts 4-7 here



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Nice finding!

Congrats meklort and Rampage Dev

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I will look into this when I get off work

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it seems that following your guide these new drivers works fine on the first pc in signature...
if i'll report something strange i'll tell you. :)
cheers

p.s. thank you!

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After installing the driver for the 560 TI (which isn't supported according to http://www.nvidia.co...f03-driver.html), turning it on from system prefs doesn't stick after a reboot. Though turning it on and then running LuxMark resulted in a lock up (confirmed kexts were loaded via 3rd party system info app).

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After installing the driver for the 560 TI (which isn't supported according to http://www.nvidia.co...f03-driver.html), turning it on from system prefs doesn't stick after a reboot. Though turning it on and then running LuxMark resulted in a lock up (confirmed kexts were loaded via 3rd party system info app).


Cosmetic bug:

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There is a way to force it but its not a good idea since it is cosmetic.

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After installing the driver for the 560 TI (which isn't supported according to http://www.nvidia.co...f03-driver.html), turning it on from system prefs doesn't stick after a reboot. Though turning it on and then running LuxMark resulted in a lock up (confirmed kexts were loaded via 3rd party system info app).


can you check your log looking for the lock up was caused by the well know NVDA Channel Exception??

Thanks, and good luck

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Cosmetic bug:

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There is a way to force it but its not a good idea since it is cosmetic.


I am facing same problem

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I am facing same problem


Do you not see that the drivers are loaded in my pic? There is no issue just cosmetic. If you add the boot flag you can guarantee the drivers are loaded.

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Hi,. excuse me for the silly questions....
I am trying unsuccessfully -for several days :wallbash: -to get a GTX titan to work on my desktop...this is a real MacPro5,1 2xQuad-Core Intel Xeon, 96 GB RAM...with extra power supply.
I read somewhere that with 10.8.4 the titan was supported....but got a blank screen with the latest version. I was able to boot and login after I moved NVDA*.kext.
Now I see my two cards in System information, one is a Qadro 4000, the other ( Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x1005 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded ). If I rebuild the cache and reboot it hangs, I tried installing NVidia drivers but they not compatible with 10.8.4.... I have no real clue if I should revert to 10.8.3 and use new nvidia drivers, change these kext things, any suggestions would be greatly apreciated.

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Hi,. excuse me for the silly questions....
I am trying unsuccessfully -for several days :wallbash: -to get a GTX titan to work on my desktop...this is a real MacPro5,1 2xQuad-Core Intel Xeon, 96 GB RAM...with extra power supply.
I read somewhere that with 10.8.4 the titan was supported....but got a blank screen with the latest version. I was able to boot and login after I moved NVDA*.kext.
Now I see my two cards in System information, one is a Qadro 4000, the other ( Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x1005 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded ). If I rebuild the cache and reboot it hangs, I tried installing NVidia drivers but they not compatible with 10.8.4.... I have no real clue if I should revert to 10.8.3 and use new nvidia drivers, change these kext things, any suggestions would be greatly apreciated.

S>


I have 4 users using the Titan in 10.8.4 with no issues with the latest beta. Start with Beta 12E36 and up.

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Mine Works simply from change within system prefs, without modifying org.chameleon or something.
I'm using Posted Image

Just to be sure the driver is loaded properly check CUDA prefpane from system pref

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Mine Works simply from change within system prefs, without modifying org.chameleon or something.
I'm using Posted Image


Please read the guide. It says only for fusion installs and or not having Nvram needs the flag. Thank you.

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Ok. My apologies.

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Ok. My apologies.


Nothing personal. I just do not want users to get confused. Especially the new users.

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How do I add slot-1 to DSDT?

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How about a clover based installation ?
Tried to use the prefpane to switch to web drivers with clover 1654 and it didn't worked (not a cosmetic issue !) :wallbash:
It works with nvda_drv=1 in boot args.
Is there a way to make it work with the nvidia nvram prefpane with clover ?

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How about a clover based installation ?
Tried to use the prefpane to switch to web drivers with clover 1654 and it didn't worked (not a cosmetic issue !) :wallbash:
It works with nvda_drv=1 in boot args.
Is there a way to make it work with the nvidia nvram prefpane with clover ?


Did you check system info? Otherwise go ask Slice.

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Yes I checked the system info. Apple driver is loaded.
Nvidia driver can't be loaded unless I use the nvda_drv=1 boot arg.
Will ask Slice.
Thank you.

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Yes I checked the system info. Apple driver is loaded.
Nvidia driver can't be loaded unless I use the nvda_drv=1 boot arg.
Will ask Slice.
Thank you.


Thanks for the feed back. Let us know what slice says.





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