MAC CUDA 9.0 driver fully compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13 (error "Update Required"...
Hi guys, The macOS High Sierra 10.13 upgraded make me sick because of its incompatible with the GPU CUDA driver. I came here after weeks searching for a solution that fixes the annoying "Update Required" message showing everytime my Mac startups, also making all of my CUDA-required software I using like Adobe Premiere/After Effect runs and renders very slow. Finally, I must come here and register an account for only this, and glad I found it, the solution that saves my life XD Ok so I won't take your time anymore on how happy I did, let's go straight to the point how I really made it: The only information you need to know is: [b]Right now the macOS' native graphics driver that help the system communicate with the nVIDIA GPU, is still not updated to the really compatible version. So what we have to do here is to install the "web version" of the driver, which is an OFFICIAL version from nVIDIA, it's just not a "native version" from Apple.[/b] In quick view, what I have done to solve the problem: [b]1. Uninstall the incompatible "native version" CUDA from my Mac. 2. Download and install the latest "web version" of NVIDIA DRIVER and CUDA from nVIDIA's website.[/b] Let's go in a more detailed how to fix this tutorial: [b]STEP 1. UNINSTALL THE MACOS CUDA DRIVER[/b] Navigate and delete all CUDA existing native drivers and related components installed on your Mac (by right-clicking at Finder on the dock and selecting "Go to folder...": - /System/Library/Extensions/CUDA.kext - /Library/Frameworks/CUDA.framework - /Library/LaunchAgents/com.nvidia.CUDASoftwareUpdate.plist - /Library/PreferencePanes/CUDA/Preferences.prefPane - /System/Library/StartupItems/CUDA/ - /Developer/NVIDIA/CUDA-5.0 - /usr/local/cuda OR you can try the method that use Terminal to do that from here: [url]http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-installation-guide-mac-os-x/index.html#uninstall[/url] After step 1, make sure to [b]do a restart[/b] to really get your Mac to a fresh state. [b]STEP 2. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE NVIDIA DRIVER[/b] - First, download and install nVIDIA driver for [b]macOS 10.13[/b] here: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126157/en-us If you upgraded to [b]macOS 10.13.1[/b], download and install this instead: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126538/en-us Select the option NVIDIA WEB DRIVER if you been asked. - Second, download and install nVIDIA CUDA support for macOS here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-9.0.214-driver.html (all these above links are updated to the newest version up to the day I post this) These installations may require you to restart your computer several times, just go ahead. [b]...aaaaand boooom, it's done![/b] I think you may not see the annoying "Update Required" message anymore, also there's now an nVIDIA icon on your menu bar - which showing the new nVIDIA web version driver is managing the GPU right now (Thank God!). You can also hide it in System Preferences > NVIDIA Driver Manager and uncheck the "Show NVIDIA Driver Manager in menu bar" checkbox. Try checking your CUDA-required software to make sure you have solved the problem, too. [b]If this could help you, please leave a reply so other people can see![/b] That's all. I hope it helps! Sorry for my bad English :P Thanks, and have a good day from now!! Hoa Nguyen.
Hi guys,

The macOS High Sierra 10.13 upgraded make me sick because of its incompatible with the GPU CUDA driver. I came here after weeks searching for a solution that fixes the annoying "Update Required" message showing everytime my Mac startups, also making all of my CUDA-required software I using like Adobe Premiere/After Effect runs and renders very slow. Finally, I must come here and register an account for only this, and glad I found it, the solution that saves my life XD

Ok so I won't take your time anymore on how happy I did, let's go straight to the point how I really made it:
The only information you need to know is: Right now the macOS' native graphics driver that help the system communicate with the nVIDIA GPU, is still not updated to the really compatible version. So what we have to do here is to install the "web version" of the driver, which is an OFFICIAL version from nVIDIA, it's just not a "native version" from Apple.

In quick view, what I have done to solve the problem:
1. Uninstall the incompatible "native version" CUDA from my Mac.
2. Download and install the latest "web version" of NVIDIA DRIVER and CUDA from nVIDIA's website.


Let's go in a more detailed how to fix this tutorial:
STEP 1. UNINSTALL THE MACOS CUDA DRIVER
Navigate and delete all CUDA existing native drivers and related components installed on your Mac (by right-clicking at Finder on the dock and selecting "Go to folder...":
- /System/Library/Extensions/CUDA.kext
- /Library/Frameworks/CUDA.framework
- /Library/LaunchAgents/com.nvidia.CUDASoftwareUpdate.plist
- /Library/PreferencePanes/CUDA/Preferences.prefPane
- /System/Library/StartupItems/CUDA/
- /Developer/NVIDIA/CUDA-5.0
- /usr/local/cuda

OR you can try the method that use Terminal to do that from here: http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-installation-guide-mac-os-x/index.html#uninstall

After step 1, make sure to do a restart to really get your Mac to a fresh state.

STEP 2. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE NVIDIA DRIVER
- First, download and install nVIDIA driver for macOS 10.13 here: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126157/en-us
If you upgraded to macOS 10.13.1, download and install this instead: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126538/en-us
Select the option NVIDIA WEB DRIVER if you been asked.
- Second, download and install nVIDIA CUDA support for macOS here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-9.0.214-driver.html
(all these above links are updated to the newest version up to the day I post this)

These installations may require you to restart your computer several times, just go ahead.

...aaaaand boooom, it's done!
I think you may not see the annoying "Update Required" message anymore, also there's now an nVIDIA icon on your menu bar - which showing the new nVIDIA web version driver is managing the GPU right now (Thank God!). You can also hide it in System Preferences > NVIDIA Driver Manager and uncheck the "Show NVIDIA Driver Manager in menu bar" checkbox. Try checking your CUDA-required software to make sure you have solved the problem, too.

If this could help you, please leave a reply so other people can see!
That's all. I hope it helps! Sorry for my bad English :P

Thanks, and have a good day from now!!
Hoa Nguyen.

Vietnam ILUVA Network: http://iluva.net - My Facebook: http://facebook.com/hkunkun

#1
Posted 11/02/2017 01:24 PM   
After several attempts i managed to download the web driver and cuda driver. Did what you said, and everything is working fine now. Thank you very much for sharing!
After several attempts i managed to download the web driver and cuda driver.
Did what you said, and everything is working fine now.
Thank you very much for sharing!

#2
Posted 11/02/2017 09:08 PM   
solution is not good
solution is not good

#3
Posted 11/04/2017 10:12 PM   
Thanks a lot for figuring this out. However, there does not seem to be a current driver from NVIDIA for the GTX 780M in my 27" iMac (late 2013), so it seems I'm stuck with an unusable CUDA driver in 10.13 (and 10.13.1). The graphics driver to which you linked explicitly lists the supported graphics chipsets, and the 700M series is missing. EDIT: it seems the graphics webdriver works with the GTX 780M, even though support for the iMac 14,2 is listed as "beta". Bernd
Thanks a lot for figuring this out.

However, there does not seem to be a current driver from NVIDIA for the GTX 780M in my 27" iMac (late 2013), so it seems I'm stuck with an unusable CUDA driver in 10.13 (and 10.13.1).

The graphics driver to which you linked explicitly lists the supported graphics chipsets, and the 700M series is missing.

EDIT: it seems the graphics webdriver works with the GTX 780M, even though support for the iMac 14,2 is listed as "beta".


Bernd

bsi

#4
Posted 11/05/2017 12:17 PM   
Hello, I also got this new solution work, iMac 27' Late 2013. Thank you. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/115397020389997734277/6485234380930586514?icm=false&iso=true&authkey=CIb04tDWwfWgPg[url][/url]

#5
Posted 11/06/2017 09:49 AM   
Yes, IT WORKS! If you get the update message after you installed both packages, just restart your computer once more and everything should be fine. Thank you! @hkunkun
Yes, IT WORKS!

If you get the update message after you installed both packages, just restart your computer once more and everything should be fine.

Thank you! @hkunkun

#6
Posted 11/06/2017 10:13 AM   
The amount of frustration you've saved so many people by finding this solution cannot be measured. Thank you. I was ready to throw out this mac, CC2018, my drives, whatever. I'd rolled back to a 8 series driver, and while better it was still unstable. Not anymore. Everything is rock solid. Now it's time to wonder why Apple and Adobe missed this. But before that, let me say thank you again. P
The amount of frustration you've saved so many people by finding this solution cannot be measured. Thank you. I was ready to throw out this mac, CC2018, my drives, whatever.

I'd rolled back to a 8 series driver, and while better it was still unstable. Not anymore. Everything is rock solid.

Now it's time to wonder why Apple and Adobe missed this. But before that, let me say thank you again.

P

#7
Posted 11/06/2017 02:11 PM   
Yes! Thank you so much!! This worked on my Late 2013 27" iMac with GTX 780M. Just make sure you restart your computer one last time after everything is installed! Thanks again for your help! It's a shame Apple and Adobe left us hanging like this.
Yes! Thank you so much!! This worked on my Late 2013 27" iMac with GTX 780M. Just make sure you restart your computer one last time after everything is installed!

Thanks again for your help! It's a shame Apple and Adobe left us hanging like this.

#8
Posted 11/08/2017 04:41 PM   
Thank you so much for posting this. It worked perfectly on my Mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina with the GT750M GPU. I was annoyed by the update message every boot, and disappointed that I could no longer access the real power of my GPU. Your post has solved all of this. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for posting this. It worked perfectly on my Mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina with the GT750M GPU. I was annoyed by the update message every boot, and disappointed that I could no longer access the real power of my GPU. Your post has solved all of this. Thanks again!

#9
Posted 11/09/2017 03:50 PM   
Hi all, I followed hkunkun's instructions and now I run into a new error when I run my CUDA software. I get '(error code no CUDA-capable device is detected)! ' Also I go to the Energy Saver settings in the control panel and I switch off automatic graphic switching and then my screen goes black except you can still see and move the mouse. Anyone else get this error? My graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M and I am on MACOSX 10.13.1. THANK YOU! EDIT: So it work when I run in Sudo but the window goes black during execution how do I avoid this.
Hi all,

I followed hkunkun's instructions and now I run into a new error when I run my CUDA software. I get '(error code no CUDA-capable device is detected)! ' Also I go to the Energy Saver settings in the control panel and I switch off automatic graphic switching and then my screen goes black except you can still see and move the mouse. Anyone else get this error? My graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M and I am on MACOSX 10.13.1. THANK YOU!

EDIT: So it work when I run in Sudo but the window goes black during execution how do I avoid this.

#10
Posted 11/09/2017 05:54 PM   
Hi all, I followed hkunkun's instructions and now I run into a new error when I run my CUDA software. I get '(error code no CUDA-capable device is detected)! ' Also I go to the Energy Saver settings in the control panel and I switch off automatic graphic switching and then my screen goes black except you can still see and move the mouse. Anyone else get this error? My graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M and I am on MACOSX 10.13.1. THANK YOU!
Hi all,

I followed hkunkun's instructions and now I run into a new error when I run my CUDA software. I get '(error code no CUDA-capable device is detected)! ' Also I go to the Energy Saver settings in the control panel and I switch off automatic graphic switching and then my screen goes black except you can still see and move the mouse. Anyone else get this error? My graphics card is a GeForce GT 650M and I am on MACOSX 10.13.1. THANK YOU!

#11
Posted 11/09/2017 05:55 PM   
Hoa: Your fix has worked for me. FCPX running smoothly again. I have a late 2013 27 in. iMac with High Sierra OS 10.13.1 and a GTX 780M installed. I still get the "need update" message when I click the CUDA icon in Settings. However, I also have a new icon for NVIDIA Driver Manager, which shows that I am using the Nvidia web driver. Thanks very much. Jim.
Hoa: Your fix has worked for me. FCPX running smoothly again. I have a late 2013 27 in. iMac with High Sierra OS 10.13.1 and a GTX 780M installed. I still get the "need update" message when I click the CUDA icon in Settings. However, I also have a new icon for NVIDIA Driver Manager, which shows that I am using the Nvidia web driver.

Thanks very much. Jim.

#12
Posted 11/13/2017 06:43 PM   
Hi, I have following config for my mac but i am not able to install properly cuda toolkit as well as cuda drivers. MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) OSX version - 10.13.1 (17B48) NVIDIA - NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB I tried for both cuda 8 as well as cuda 9 but were in vain. I downloaded drivers from the specified urls mention here. Also tried with Xcode (7.3; 8.3 and 9.0). After upgradation everything went for a toss. Now, nothing is working for me. My mac is going to support cuda drivers or not ? Thanks in advance
Hi,

I have following config for my mac but i am not able to install properly cuda toolkit as well as cuda drivers.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
OSX version - 10.13.1 (17B48)
NVIDIA - NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB

I tried for both cuda 8 as well as cuda 9 but were in vain. I downloaded drivers from the specified urls mention here.

Also tried with Xcode (7.3; 8.3 and 9.0).

After upgradation everything went for a toss. Now, nothing is working for me.

My mac is going to support cuda drivers or not ?

Thanks in advance

#13
Posted 11/16/2017 03:17 AM   
So, for this work properly, after a [b]clean uninstall[/b] and install [b][i]Quadro & GeForce MacOS Driver Release[/i][/b] we should not install the latest driver [s][b]CUDA 9.0.222 driver for Mac[/b][/s] and instead install the older [b]CUDA 9.0.214 driver for Mac[/b]. Is that correct? I'm on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB using macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48). The http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126157/en-us says my GPU is not supported by this [i]Quadro & GeForce MacOS Driver Release[/i], so I'm apprehensive. Thank you very much.
So, for this work properly, after a clean uninstall and install Quadro & GeForce MacOS Driver Release we should not install the latest driver CUDA 9.0.222 driver for Mac and instead install the older CUDA 9.0.214 driver for Mac. Is that correct?

I'm on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB using macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48). The http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/126157/en-us says my GPU is not supported by this Quadro & GeForce MacOS Driver Release, so I'm apprehensive.

Thank you very much.

#14
Posted 11/17/2017 08:08 AM   
Daniborgs: Sounds like you and I have the same machine and same issue. I investigated the manual uninstall steps outlined by hkunkun and found I was missing about 3 of the directories that are outlined; nothing there to delete. My machine IS working. I get the error on startup but that's it. The MBP does seem to work harder to open Photoshop files and so on but again, it's working...I don't want to nuke it outright with a long-hand fix. Lemme know what happens should you pull the trigger. Cheers
Daniborgs: Sounds like you and I have the same machine and same issue.

I investigated the manual uninstall steps outlined by hkunkun and found I was missing about 3 of the directories that are outlined; nothing there to delete. My machine IS working. I get the error on startup but that's it. The MBP does seem to work harder to open Photoshop files and so on but again, it's working...I don't want to nuke it outright with a long-hand fix.

Lemme know what happens should you pull the trigger.

Cheers

#15
Posted 11/17/2017 02:38 PM   
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