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Do you have the variable nvda_drv 1 defined in your nvram? It seems like the bootarg option is no longer recognised by the web driver. Type sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 in the console and check that the line nvda_drv 1 appears in you nvram (sudo nvram -p) and that it is persistent between boots. boot-args nvda_drv=1 seems like it is being ignored by the web driver.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

 

Thanks, I'll check that tomorrow. And yes, I was using it as boot argument. In case it's not in nvram, how exactly should I go from there?



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Did any of You test 7.5.30 CUDA with latest DP2 ?



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Anyone else getting occasional panics on wake?



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Ok, so  nvda_drv=1 is not persistent in nvram. But neither is it on El Capitan. So I'm not sure that's the issue here.

 

What are the options for this case?



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Hi arsradu,

 

Assuming that you are using clover in UEFI only mode you need the EmuVariableUefi driver, the RC scripts and the clover control panel to be installed, if you have this options already install proceed as below, otherwise install these option and restart you machine.

 

Now, in the clover control panel go to the NVRAM variables tab and from the dropbox "Save NVRAM variables to disk" select "Always", I'm not sure if this is necessary but in my case only started to work after this.

 

Now set the nvda_drv variable to 1 in the NVRAM, type in the console sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 and press enter, check that the variable has been set to 1, type nvram -p and look for the line "nvda_drv      1", no "=" should appear. Restart you machine and hope for the best, this worked for me but as you can see in the posts above is much hit or miss with the Sierra beta 2.

 

Good luck!



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Had these troubles too with Sierra, not with El Cap before. Anyways on a hunch I also saved the nvram to the disk and now it seems to work right... but surprised by it but whatever works works...

So far have restarted 20'ish times just to make sure, both restart + cold start, and no black screens anymore =).



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Hi arsradu,

 

Assuming that you are using clover in UEFI only mode you need the EmuVariableUefi driver, the RC scripts and the clover control panel to be installed, if you have this options already install proceed as below, otherwise install these option and restart you machine.

 

Now, in the clover control panel go to the NVRAM variables tab and from the dropbox "Save NVRAM variables to disk" select "Always", I'm not sure if this is necessary but in my case only started to work after this.

 

Now set the nvda_drv variable to 1 in the NVRAM, type in the console sudo nvram nvda_drv=1 and press enter, check that the variable has been set to 1, type nvram -p and look for the line "nvda_drv      1", no "=" should appear. Restart you machine and hope for the best, this worked for me but as you can see in the posts above is much hit or miss with the Sierra beta 2.

 

Good luck!

EmuVariableUefi driver - checked

RC Scripts - checked

Save NVRAM variables to disk - set to Always, but it changes back to Auto after restart.

 

Also, setting the nvda_drv=1 in nvram is not persistent after reboot. I think I'm gonna reinstall, and start with the PB1 maybe. Hope that works.



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Save NVRAM variables to disk - set to Always, but it changes back to Auto after restart.

 

Do you have an existing nvram.plist at the root of your disk ? If so, try to delete it then recheck Clover prefpane on next startup.



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Do you have an existing nvram.plist at the root of your disk ? If so, try to delete it then recheck Clover prefpane on next startup/

Finally, fixed! :)

 

I think there was a bit of failure on my side, as well, since I was booting from the El Capitan SSD, instead of Sierra HDD. And even though they both have the exact same EFI content, same Clover version, I was calling for a nvram.plist that was not located on the HDD I was trying to boot from. :D So..yeah... My bad on that part.

 

Maybe my failures can help others learn so that they can avoid issues like these in the future. :)

 

By the way, now there is no nvda_drv=1 boot argument in my config anymore. And...so far so good.

 

Thank you guys so much!



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@fantomas1,

 

Thank you for your Webdriver for Sierra public beta. It worked. 

I have GeForce GTX 960 4GB OC and I am running macOS Sierra Public Beta. 3 days in a row, when I played you tube video through Safari, after 3-4 songs, both montior screens suddenly turned black, then the disk icons reappeared while screen remaied black. Then the system crashed (unresponsive). Had to restart with restart button. Then, last night, I installed Chrome browser and played the same you tube videos, i did not experience black screens, freezes or system crashes even after 10 songs, It appeared this may be a Safari browser issue. Anybody has similar experience like me?  



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Nvidia has updated Web Driver 367.05.10.05b07 to support macOS Sierra beta 3 and PB2 (build 16A254g)

 

Check post #1

 

Regards, fantomas1



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Hi Guys,

I have updated to DP3 with the latest web drivers but cannot boot up, only with nv_disable flag.

I used nvram patch and checked nvram -p looks OK.

Any other idea?

I don't know if my GFX supported under 10.2..



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Well, 367.05.10.05b07 isn't working for me and my 970 on PB2 either, so I have to boot with nv_disable=1. I'm waiting for a proper updated driver.



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Hi, seems I have the same a strange problem as Arsradu in post 69 here when using Sierra DP2  (Clover r3652) and Clover configurator 4.31

Even if I change the bootargument from nvda_drv=1 to nv_disable=1

On booting the both are remaining ! look on image below ( -> blackscreen)

 

So I have to modifiy it manually everytime at bootscreen and then boot is OK.

 

Never saw this before !

 

I have tried to nvram -c    but it comes back everytime ...

 

Seems it picks up nvram.plist parameters from my original bootdisk (Sierra DP2) from where I newely installed Sierra-SSD (PB2)

 

Is there a thing to change in Clover configurator preferencepane concerning NVRAM ? ( Auto save or never ?)

How usefull is NVRAM on hackintosh ? ( Tidbits releaved that resetting NVRAM desactivated localisation )

 

Thanks for your lights !

 

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Looks like you're right.

 

I got a GT 730 that absolutely needs webdrivers in El Capitan and below but runs just fine in Sierra without them.

for me no web drivers will boot with no gfx support, i have 750 TI

maybe my nvram related, how to clear nvram?



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for me no web drivers will boot with no gfx support, i have 750 TI

maybe my nvram related, how to clear nvram?

 

Not sure but I think it's :

 

sudo nvram -d

 

But I have to say that my 730 is supposed to be a Kepler. For an unknown reason, it never worked with OS X stock kexts in previous versions. Sierra fixed it but it doesn't necessarily mean that Maxwell support (i.e. for 750 Ti models) has been added…



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Not sure but I think it's :

sudo nvram -d

But I have to say that my 730 is supposed to be a Kepler. For an unknown reason, it never worked with OS X stock kexts in previous versions. Sierra fixed it but it doesn't necessarily mean that Maxwell support (i.e. for 750 Ti models) has been added…

no

 

sudo nvram -c

 

 

% nvram --help
nvram: (usage: no such option as --)
nvram [-x] [-p] [-f filename] [-d name] [-c] name[=value] ...
-x use XML format for printing or reading variables
(must appear before -p or -f)
-p print all firmware variables
-f set firmware variables from a text file
-d delete the named variable
-c delete all variables
name=value set named variable
name print variable
Note that arguments and options are executed in order.



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Yes, thanks for the correction ;).



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my gtx 570 does not work with dp3 and the web driver on post 1...the build 16A254g (DP3) in first post is the same driver for dp2 and will not work for me :-(



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my gtx 570 does not work with dp3 and the web driver on post 1...

 

Do you have Inject Nvidia on true in config.plist?







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