SOLVED: Black Screen on bootup Sierra GTX970


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Oct 18, 2018
Gigabyte ga-h97-d3h
Intel Xeon E3-1231v3
MSI GTX 970 4G
Hello dear forum

I am Seni and have a problem with my Hackintosh.

I get a black screen when booting. The Hackintosh goes up anyway, only the screen goes off at boot about the loading bar 1/4 and gets no signal. Booting with disabled NvidiaWebdrivers (Clover-PressSpacebar-"Nvidia to VESA" or something, you know) is not a problem, then i came into the system without problems. Have read so many tuts and just can not get it under control. But you are certainly smarter than me, so let's go:

-at first, the hardware/software:

OSX: 10.12.6 (16G1510)
Web Driver Version: WebDriver-378.05.05.25f10
Motherboard: ga-h97-d3h Gigabyte
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231v3
Graphics card: MSI GTX 970 4G
-Info: It is a new installation on its own SSD. There are no other SSD / HDD disks in operation.


The Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext are definitely the newest ones.

and the config.plist (complete):


I have tried with nvda_drv=1 and without. The only difference is, with nvda_drv=1 the fan of the GTX970 shortly boost when the screen turns off/no signal.
SMBIOS is iMac14,2

The installation was done with the Guide for Sierra. I checked install Nvidia Webdriver Guide, too.

I hope you can help me.

best regards


Last night I finally solved the problem with success. For the GTX 970, it is important to connect the screen to DVI-I on the first boot after installing the NvidiaWeb drivers. HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-D must be removed, at least I had success only then. After being on the desktop / desktop you can reconnect all other screens. Then you can also restart and leave everything. You only have to unplug after the first boot after the NvidiaWeb driver installation. Very banal, but you have to know first.
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