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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hackintosh High Sierra 17G66 NVIDIA Web Drivers Fix

Mac OS X version 10.13.6 (17G4015) is required for this update. Please update your OS version and try again


This has been an ongoing work in progress for the past 2 weeks solid.  I picked up an inexpensive Dell Optiplex 9020 MT to try out some content creation and video work.  After trying several options of using Windows 10, then trying Manjaro Linux with pass through (fail) due to not wanting to get a secondary usb card immediately to pass through to OS X.  I finally settled on High Sierra seeing that I am comfortable with the OS due to owning a 15" MacBook Pro, iMac, and many others. Also needed that to try out DaVinci Resolve 16 available for free.
***Warning : This is for educational use and testing this is not suggested or recommended to put in to a working environment. Apple OS X versions are free to down load but the license agreement specifically states to only use on Apple hardware.  Also do this at your own risk this worked for me but your configuration may be different and I can not help with other configurations.   ***

So with the latest version downloaded from Apple of High Sierra OS X you get the version macOS 10.13.6 (17G66) of which I could not find any web drivers for NVIDIA on Tonymacx86 web site or any where else. But was able to find a script that worked for the NVIDIA card I am using which is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750.

Open a terminal in /Application / Utilities Terminal

and type in <(curl -s https://vulgo.github.io/webdriver) 387.10.10.10.40.113

Enter your password at the prompt and you will see.

Password:
URL: https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/387/WebDriver-387.10.10.10.40.113.pkg
Downloading package...
######################################################################## 100.0%
SHA512: Verified
Extracting...
Installing...
Modify installed driver for the current macOS version? [y/N]
NVDAStartupWeb.kext: 17G4015 -> 17G66
Updating caches...

Installation complete. You should reboot now.


On re-boot you should have you NVIDIA card installed and working.
You may not have the NVIDIA panel functions in settings but the card is working.

Good Luck and I will update the blog with more information as I get things sorted.  Will try to do a beginning to end set up when I have everything the way I like it.
#hackintosh #osx #High Sierra #NVIDIA

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