I started getting emails when 3188.8.131.52.40.108 dropped, and since then I tried to install it myself.
(Sad Trombone Sound here)
This email sums up the issue nicely:
I recently updated my drivers to the 3184.108.40.206.40.108 when they became available in my Nvidia driver App. After the routine update thats had no issues before, I noticed the mac dock turned solid white instead of being transparent. The system became very sluggish as well. Graphic issues for sure. So I uninstalled the driver and returned to the previous driver I was using, 3220.127.116.11.40.105. Still the issue remained.
I tried purging the ram and restarting and leaving the computer unplugged for a while before turning the power back on. Still the same issue. I do not have any other gpu installed.
I did see some similar sounding issues on the blog but I’m not sure if it’s the same problem or not.
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
Basically, we are leaving the 10.13 Web Drivers like we began them. With a very picky installer/OS combo prone to "white dock syndrome".
When I installed 108 via the Nvidia Control Panel, I got a "Metal Error" on next boot. Then the Finder began an endless crashing cycle. Switching back to Apple Default drivers let me get to desktop, but only because I was using a GT630. A flashed Titan Xp also got to desktop, but had white dock and when windows were moved they left trails.
So, once again we have some sort of library validation error, just like 10.13's first Web Driver.
Here is how I fixed:
0. If you are in boot loop or finder crashing, do a PRAM reset, will kick it back to default OS driver. EFI flashed cards will work on next boot with software rendering, non-EFI will stay black.
1. Use terminal to verify that CSRutil is running. Type "csrutil status". If it is not enabled, it needs to be. Resetting PRAM will do this, or you can boot into Recovery and turn it on there. "csrutil enable" will work there, but lot quicker to PRAM it. Will also blow out any other oddities in the NVRAM.
2. If you have already installed a broken/borked 108, open the Driver Control Panel and use your admin password to enable the "Uninstall" button on lower right. Hit it and run the uninstaller. It should force a reboot at end, if not do one anyway.
3. Next boot, first open the Security & Privacy Control Panel. Choose the "General" tab. Hit the Padlock so you can mod the status after entering password. If you haven't already allowed "App Store and Identified Developers" to run, do so now. Keep this window open off to the side.
4. Run the 108 Installer again. At some point you should see a. notice pop up on the "Security" control panel stating that Nvidia has been blocked. Hit "Allow" and it should be all good.
5. Come back here and post your results.