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Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't seem to be able to locate anything older than 12E52..., maybe I 'll try again with 10.8.3, new drivers enabled, nvda_drv=1, and enabling the latest nvidia version, etc... I think I tried that already,...it seems to be something to do with the "Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded"

is there another way to load this kext, I tried downloading some kext files, but osx86tool does not like to open those files, somehow hardware detection in osX86tools doesn't work, and I get errors when I try to setup a custom geforce card with over 5GB using GFX string creator.... any suggestion?

Thanks, S>

 

DO NOT USE ANY EFI STRING GENERATOR. Bad idea and will not help with anything.

 

Talked to one user today. Is using the latest beta with no issues. Make sure you are not using Graphics Enabler.

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Hello, Rampage Dev Good evening! I am using the 12E52 Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and when I install the PKG I appears this error SMBIOS MacbookPro9, 1: http://cl.ly/P9XD

 

Only supports mac pros. You must change your SMBIOS or mod the package.

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Only supports mac pros. You must change your SMBIOS or mod the package.

 

I change my Smbios for MacPro5,1 but no install. I install Chameleon V2.2svn 2233 e add the flag in org.chameleon. I just can not install pkg. How do I change the PKG?

 

after install Modules FileNVRAM.dylib(It creates a plist in the folder Extra) : http://cl.ly/P8zv

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

 

Hi, Slice fixed it since current rev1717 of Clover.

Nvidia prefpane now works as it should.

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DO NOT USE ANY EFI STRING GENERATOR. Bad idea and will not help with anything.

 

Talked to one user today. Is using the latest beta with no issues. Make sure you are not using Graphics Enabler.

 

Thanks for the feedback, I realize now that my original genuine boot kernel does not have Graphic Enabler, which is probably the problem?, I am not sure how to load the driver, I was thinking maybe fixing IOPCIMatch in NVDAStartup could work? Thanks, S.

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I change my Smbios for MacPro5,1 but no install. I install Chameleon V2.2svn 2233 e add the flag in org.chameleon. I just can not install pkg. How do I change the PKG?

 

after install Modules FileNVRAM.dylib(It creates a plist in the folder Extra) : http://cl.ly/P8zv

 

As far as I can tell this only works for 10.8.3

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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 ?

 

Have you installed the RC Scripts from Clover setup? otherwise nvram won't be available at boot and will reset to default every time (I had the same problem, solved by installing the RC Scripts)

 

//edit: nvm, seems now it's working for you as well :)

 

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

 

Screen%20Shot%202013-05-18%20at%2010.30.28%20AM.png

 

Mine (5.0.59 too) keeps telling 8.10.44 304.10.65f03 but I suppose it's another cosmetic bug as well, the kext loaded correctly, and OpenGL Extensions Viewer reports the correct driver version (8.14.11 etc)

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running 10.8.4 (12e55) and forced an install through pacifist, but can't get the driver manager (in the pref pane) to open up. Any way to otherwise force the web drivers? or fiddle with the .prefpane till it works?

 

EDIT: Ran as MacPro3,1 4,1 and 5,1 - none of which made a dif, it doesnt like the osx version

 

EDITEDIT: running a gtx 560 ti on a z68ap-d3 (uefi)

which is, im assuming, why i get the following error when running in terminal

 

 

/NVIDIA\ Driver\ Manager.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/com.nvidia.nvroothelper

2013-05-31 00:08:30.017 com.nvidia.nvroothelper[474:707] ERROR: +[NVSpiDevice mapGpuHandles:]: NvSPI_GPU_GetIOPCIDevicePath failed! error -8

2013-05-31 00:08:30.018 com.nvidia.nvroothelper[474:707] ERROR: could not find SPI handle to GPU slot 0

nvram: Error setting variable - 'boot-args': (iokit/common) general error

 

i've got the nvram module, any idea whats going on?

 

EDIT SOMEMORE: I figure this is because I'm not using a DSDT, thus the slot 0 thing and the NvSPI_GPU_GetIOPCIDevicePath thing

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running 10.8.4 (12e55) and forced an install through pacifist, but can't get the driver manager (in the pref pane) to open up. Any way to otherwise force the web drivers? or fiddle with the .prefpane till it works?

 

EDIT: Ran as MacPro3,1 4,1 and 5,1 - none of which made a dif, it doesnt like the osx version

 

EDITEDIT: running a gtx 560 ti on a z68ap-d3 (uefi)

which is, im assuming, why i get the following error when running in terminal

 

 

/NVIDIA\ Driver\ Manager.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/com.nvidia.nvroothelper

2013-05-31 00:08:30.017 com.nvidia.nvroothelper[474:707] ERROR: +[NVSpiDevice mapGpuHandles:]: NvSPI_GPU_GetIOPCIDevicePath failed! error -8

2013-05-31 00:08:30.018 com.nvidia.nvroothelper[474:707] ERROR: could not find SPI handle to GPU slot 0

nvram: Error setting variable - 'boot-args': (iokit/common) general error

 

i've got the nvram module, any idea whats going on?

 

EDIT SOMEMORE: I figure this is because I'm not using a DSDT, thus the slot 0 thing and the NvSPI_GPU_GetIOPCIDevicePath thing

 

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If you have 10.8.4:

 

Open NVDAStartup.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

Blank out IOKitPersonalities/NVDAStartup/NVDARequireOS

 

Repair permissions, reboot, voila!

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i need some help with this new nvidia driver, i changed system profile to Mac pro 4,1 and it still wont let me install latest web driver for my gtx 650 ti.

any ideas?

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Well, now that 10.8.4 is official...

 

Just wait a few days and nvidia will upgrade the drivers (as they did with Cuda and 10.8.3)

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If you have 10.8.4:

 

Open NVDAStartup.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

Blank out IOKitPersonalities/NVDAStartup/NVDARequireOS

 

Repair permissions, reboot, voila!

 

 

...for 10.8.4 I thought it might be better to just correct the os version as in : <key>NVDARequiredOS</key>

<string>12E55</string> instead of just leaving it blank...seems to work as well... :smoke:

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...for 10.8.4 I thought it might be better to just correct the os version as in : <key>NVDARequiredOS</key>

<string>12E55</string> instead of just leaving it blank...seems to work as well... :smoke:

There is much more needed than that.

 

Why are there two topics btw?

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...no more needed here....nada...ziltch...your mileage may vary

...the 2 topics are definitely related...one started out as an announcement...the other is one possible solution to using the drivers...go figure... :smoke:

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Ha, after all that I went back to the other drivers. The new ones dropped my Geekbench score by 100+ points on an eVGA 8800 GT 512.

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The New Nvidia Web driver 313.01.03f01 installed perfect on my system with my GTX 680, all I had to do was after the installation put a kernel flag in chameleon plist nvda_drv=1

 

Novabench GPU score with 10.8.5 drivers : 486

 

Novabench GPU score with the new Nvidia Web drivers : 485

 

FYI: SMBios is set as Mac Pro 5,1 2010

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Will this work on a GT240 GDDR5 on Mavericks GM? And how's the performance compared to the built-in drivers? I'm thinking about installing the Nvidia drivers but I'm worrying about ending up messing the installation.

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You need someone else with a GT 240 card to answer that question. This means you have two options: Wait forever, or run the installer and see for yourself. :P

 

There shouldn't be any problems, but if the drivers don't work for you, you can always go back to the OS drivers. The Nvidia web drivers don't overwrite system drivers plus the installer includes an uninstall script.

 

Of course if you are using patched drivers with your device ID added, you will have to patch the nvidia web drivers in the same way.

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That's reassuring, as I wonder if I could get more frames per second with them web drivers. The framerate in The Sims 3 was abysmal the last time I tried the game, but maybe it's the Cider wrapper that EA used in porting the game.

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