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Nvidia Web Driver updates for El Capitan (UPDATE 07/11/2018)


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Hi, I still have a problem with GT740 SC 4GB. In VRAM it still show as 0 MB.  Tonight I will install this Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.02f02 --> build 15A284.  After install do I need to edit

 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartup.kext changing the os requirement.
<key>NVDARequiredOS</key>
<string>15A</string>

 

and  add nvda_drv=1 to your boot args?

 

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Hi, I still have a problem with GT740 SC 4GB. In VRAM it still show as 0 MB.  Tonight I will install this Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.02f02 --> build 15A284.  After install do I need to edit

 /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartup.kext changing the os requirement.

<key>NVDARequiredOS</key>

<string>15A</string>

 

and  add nvda_drv=1 to your boot args?

 

 

 

I had the same problem as you until I did the following:

 

boot with nv_disable=1

 

install a modified AppleGraphicsControl kext

 

remove nv_disable=1 and reboot.

 

Finally full function. 

 

 

edit: I believe this is the change which was made to AGC.kext:

 

Edit the AppleGraphicsControl.kext and burrow down to /Contents/PlugIns/AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

> IOKitPersonalities

> AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy

> ConfigMap

FA842E06C61E91C5 change from Config 2 to none. 

 

Save changes and reinstall kext. Reboot.

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I had the same problem as you until I did the following:

 

boot with nv_disable=1

 

install a modified AppleGraphicsControl kext

 

remove nv_disable=1 and reboot.

 

Finally full function. 

 

 

edit: I believe this is the change which was made to AGC.kext:

 

Edit the AppleGraphicsControl.kext and burrow down to /Contents/PlugIns/AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

> IOKitPersonalities

> AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy

> ConfigMap

FA842E06C61E91C5 change from Config 2 to none. 

 

Save changes and reinstall kext. Reboot.

 

Do you mean change "FA842E06C61E91C5" to none?

 

VRAM = 0 MB, do not inject nvidia while using clover & webdriver

if nvda_drv=1 not present in nvram, add it manually: sudo nvram boot-args"nvda_drv=1"

 

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Does this mean I do not need to edit AppleGraphicsControl? I can just sudo nvram boot-args"nvda_drv=1" and this will resolve my VRAM ?

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Do you mean change "FA842E06C61E91C5" to none?

 

 

@cecekpawon

Does this mean I do not need to edit AppleGraphicsControl? I can just sudo nvram boot-args"nvda_drv=1" and this will resolve my VRAM ?

 

<key>Mac-FA842E06C61E91C5</key>
<string>Config2</string>
 
 
That is the section the instructions are referring to.
 
I am not home now, hence not on my hack. I can't verify that this is the actual change that was made to the .kext I downloaded and installed. However, in researching why installing that mod'd kext fixed my issue (similar to yours) - I came across that explanation.
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<key>Mac-FA842E06C61E91C5</key>
<string>Config2</string>
 
 
That is the section the instructions are referring to.
 
I am not home now, hence not on my hack. I can't verify that this is the actual change that was made to the .kext I downloaded and installed. However, in researching why installing that mod'd kext fixed my issue (similar to yours) - I came across that explanation.

 

I will try that tonight. So that mean I need to change that every time i update WebDriver? Thank you. 

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Does this mean I do not need to edit AppleGraphicsControl? I can just sudo nvram boot-args"nvda_drv=1" and this will resolve my VRAM ?

 

Edit AppleGraphicsControl (for some board-id) only if you got blackscreen before login or just simply change your GFX0 to something else..

VRAM = 0 mostly because you set inject nvidia to true & forgot to set vram value in config

if you are using webdriver, leave inject nvidia to false & set nvda_drv=1 in config

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VRAM = 0 MB, do not inject nvidia while using clover & webdriver

if nvda_drv=1 not present in nvram, add it manually: sudo nvram boot-args"nvda_drv=1"

i also think it´s an GraphicsEnabler=Yes (clover or chameleon inject) problem (try No) for VRAM=0,   and not Mac Model-ID/AppleGraphicsPolicy problem.

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Yes I did have <key>NVidia</key> <true/>.. Will change to false and add nvda_drv=1 to config.  I will let you all know tonight.  Thank you all for the help.

 

        <key>Arguments</key>
        <string>kext-dev-mode=1 rootless=0</string>

 

remove "kext-dev-mode=1 rootless=0" and add nvda_drv=1?
 

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Edit AppleGraphicsControl (for some board-id) only if you got blackscreen before login or just simply change your GFX0 to something else..

VRAM = 0 mostly because you set inject nvidia to true & forgot to set vram value in config

if you are using webdriver, leave inject nvidia to false & set nvda_drv=1 in config

 

Actually, I never had the black screen issue nor was nvidia being injected. AGC.kext edit was the only way to get the system to recognize the VRAM of my GTX 970.

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Got the web drivers to work on my rig, but the problem is I end up with just 0MB being reported. I have the Nvidia injection mode set to true, and from what I've read I should set it to false and change my SMBIOS. Would that do the trick?

 

Why don't you try it and find out? :)

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