I know whenever I install a driver and have problems that the end users certainly will. And you did.
And I got lots of emails.
So Nvidia has pulled 108 for awhile. hopefully they figure out the multiple card issuer as well as whatever was broken in 108.
I started getting emails when 322.214.171.124.40.108 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 3126.96.36.199.40.108 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, 3188.8.131.52.40.105. 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.
Mojave drops support for several older Apple WiFi and BT cards while simultaneously adding requirement for Metal GPU.
It only makes sense that we carry the WiFi/BT cards again to go along with the GPUs we already offer.
We will also be creating kits for iMacs. To start we will have a WiFi BT combo for 2009-2011 iMacs. This will offer AC WiFi along with BT 4.0 (may go up to 4.2, we'll check out)
We will be offering some iMac Nvidia MXM GPUs. Not sure when we'll have time to p[erfect them, currently we can offer boot screens on GTX780M, which means we can -probably do most Kepler cards at least to that level. Will shoot for brightness control and TB Display Mode, but for now the Boot Screen is a big thing.
And by swapping those 2 items out, a 2011 iMac goes from Mojave useless, to Mojave compliant and capable. (No WiFi at all without the newer card)
More WiFi/BT news coming.
We will be offering the EFI V2 with support for Kepler in addition to DP 1.3 and 1.4 for Pascal and Maxwell. So 4K boot screens for a GT630/40 as well as GTX680 and GTX780.
I'dsay no more than 2 weeks. So if considering a 630/640 for Mojave, might be better to hold off. There will be a small price increase to cover R & D for new EFI. If you don't need 4K boot screens now or ever, buy the older version at regular price.
These new EFIs will be released in stages, starting with GTX1070Ti.
The Nvidia team was on it and cranked out a new 10.13.6 driver. Linked on our driver page, as well as 10.12.6 security update.
Good news, our EFI eGPU cards still work perfectly as tested on nMP 6,1.
Bad news, the multi Nvidia display screen output bug still in full effect on cMP. I guess we can't hope for a fix until 10.14 Mojave Drivers. Would still love a 10.13.6 fix but then I'm still waiting on a pony for my 7th birthday...
We have begun shipping the eGPU cards that we've been working on for years. (literally, I'm sad to say)
First proud owner has reported success, his nMP 6,1 is running 10.13.5 with no mods at all. And he will be installing Windows shortly and report on that.
Some quick notes for future customers:
1. Easiest to install the Nvidia drivers before you get the card.
2. Before install, type the following into terminal: sudo nvram enable-legacy-orom-behavior=1 (From Apple)
3. Plug the eGPU into the lower left TB port on the 6,1.
4. Connect a display directly to the properly powered eGPU. (all power pins connected)
5. Boot your nMP 6,1 and watch the display come to life.
Once you have it set up, you can just treat the eGPU as being part of nMP. Boot screens, boot picker, etc are on the eGPU display. A separate blog post will cover Windows install, waiting to hear from Customer #1 how his Win experience goes before I write it up.
MVC EFI V2 coming for Maxwell and Pascal cards AKA, don't run recent nvidia uefi updater on your Mac flashed cards.
On June 4th, Nvidia released an update to enable DP1.3 and 1.4 on Maxwell and Pascal cards.
This includes everything from GTX750 on up. This is not a life-or-death update. But please do not run it on your MVC flashed cards. Our magic is in the EFI and it is doubtful that Nvidia has included a mechanism to maintain Mac EFI during this update.
So don't run theirs. We are busy building new versions of all our roms for this update. And since we have to bust open all the old EFIs, we are going to do another fix.
As some have noticed, our EFI used to flash a tiny text debug window before boot. Then Apple decided to add APFS to 10.13 High Sierra. They enabled booting from APFS by adding it to the Mac Pro 5,1 Bootrom. Unfortunately, their implementation interfered with our card EFI. Nothing catastrophic, but more of a cosmetic issue and what feels like a delay during boot. This text has grown and slowed to a point where it is more distracting now.
The quick and easy fix is to remove all the APFS formatted drives. No more APFS disks, no more APFS text, and no more boot delay. We are going to combine this update with the Nvidia DP 1.3/1.4 update and roll it into future roms. To start, the 1070Ti will be our first new cards, and the first cards shipped with the updated rom.
We will also add GTX1050 and GTX1060 at that time as products, if they have proven stable in the Web driver. As we roll them into existing product lines these roms will also be available to past US customers as an update for a nominal fee and shipping. Please don't start asking, we'll announce when these are available. I am uncertain if our EU folks will be offering past update service or just new cards as they are written.
So, to reiterate, the new EFI will incorporate Nvidia's June 4th 2018 DP 1.3/1.4 update along with a cosmetic fix for Apple's recent APFS additions. The only people who might actually, desperately NEED this update are folks with cMP and and 8K.
As usual, all the hacks, cracks, and other bozos selling pirated versions of our cards will continue offering unpatched older buggy versions, since they can't write their own EFI. If they would like to start licensing our work, now would be a good time to get in touch.
I have had a little disagreement with our Lead Software Engineer. I noticed that all of the other Macs certified for Mojave are 2012 or later. I'm pretty sure they all use the newer "Black" boot screen. I think the fact that the 5,1 has now been grouped with these 2012 and later machines means it should get a black boot screen. We have been testing this, it requires a known hack but looks really cool.
I like it. Lead Software Engineer doesn't. What do you guys think?
Between Mojave, eGPU, and iMac MXM cards we have had an uptick in demand.
Looking for some part time assistance in Hollywood, CA. We are near Runyon Canyon and the Dolby Theatre. (where they do that tedious Emmy thing).
Ideally someone(s) with computer knowledge and organized mind. Male or female, just be competent and have a reference or two.
In a perfect world this person or persons would have some knowledge of EFI oproms and Mac Intel machines. Self starter and intelligent is ideal.
Most tasks would be unpacking boxes, checking items into inventory, packing orders, and testing GPUs in various Macs. Historic love of all things Cupertino a plus.
LA or Hollywood locals email dave at this site dot com.
We have some EVGA 1080Ti SCX cards ready for eGPU.
These cards are set up for a few specialized machines. Primary is nMP 6,1, where these cards enable eGPU in OSX 10.1.3.4 or 10.13.5 or Win 10. You supply the enclosure and power.
Slide the card in, connect the TB2 cable, and your Mac Pro 6,1 has a 1080Ti at it's beck and call. Want to do some VR development or gaming in Windows? Just reboot with option key held down. Choose Win 10 and it boots up pretty as you please, as confirmed by Barefeats.com. He didn't call our eGPU cards "Breakthrough" for nothing.
Instead of running a bunch of hacks, cracks, scripts, and system level mods, you just type in a single line in terminal before booting up with your new eGPU. It JUST WORKS.
These cards also work flawlessly in 2016 MBP 13" with function keys or 2014 Mini or 2011 iMac 27". Can't say what else they work with as we don't have all Macs.
Please email us to set up orders for these cards, we want to make sure first cards land with folks who can use them. Hit me personally at dave at this website dot com.
New Era for eGPU, these function just like the TB3 Macs with eGPU AMD cards. They "Just Work".
Note: if you have any of the code kiddy hacks, cracks, warez, or scripts, you need to remove them. Our cards only work with a stable, stock system.
First orders ship by 6/15/18.
Can provide review samples to legitimate sites.
The 4,1/5,1 Mac Pro just won again. They will be the only Pre-2012 Macs to run Mojave with no hacks, cracks, or scripts. The only asterisked footnote was "with Metal Capable GPU".
Wonder where you could get one of those?
Well of course our GTX1080Ti will do, but not everyone needs that much horsepower.
And then I remembered, we have low cost GT640 cards that are direct and perfect replacement for GT120. No power cables needed. Some even have same ports as a GT120. For someone running a GT120 and a 24" or 27" Apple Display via MDP, as simple as ordering a DP GT640 and a $10 DP to MDP adapter. BINGO...up and running Mojave while all of the other 2009-2011 era Macs look sadly on with their ancient, non-ferrous GPUs soldered firmly to their logic boards.
We even have a GT630 with Dual DP ports, can run two of those Apple displays or even a Dell UP2715K . Any of these cards can drive a 4K display via DP port, though they won't show a boot screen higher than 2560x1440.
For those who want or need a 4K boot screen, we offer a GTX750Ti. These come in "power cable needed" and "no power cable needed" versions.
Of course, all of our Nvidia cards further up the line are also Metal capable. Another great year for 4,1/5,1. Now let's hope those guys working on the hack to let them run the 4.4 Ghz Xeon solve it...
We may run a discount coupon, I just need to figure out a good riddle.