2016 Dell XPS 13 9360 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node) + Ubuntu 17.04 [Benji]^  

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Benji
(@benji)
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August 1, 2017 5:45 pm  

So, I've got it working! Will try and remember all the steps to this over the next few days as it's a process I've been working on occasionally over the last 4 months. Consider this a work in progress...


Laptop: 2016 Dell XPS 13 (9360)
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX [email protected]
Enclosure: AKiTiO Node
OS: Ubuntu 17.04 (dual booting with Windows 10)

IMPLEMENTATION

BIOS

[Work in Progress - memory a bit hazy]

In Thunderbolt Adapter Configuration, turn off Thunderbolt Adapter Boot Support

Firmware

Boot in to windows and ensure that all of your Firmware is up to date.

Connection

Firstly, update kernel to 4.13rc3

Next, go in to a terminal, and check your kernel is as should be

$ uname -a
Linux benji-XPS-13-9360 4.13.0-041300rc3-generic #201707301631 SMP Sun Jul 30 20:32:49 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Next check your enclosure has correctly been found

$ cat /sys/bus/thunderbolt/devices/0-1/device_name
AKiTiO Node

Next, set device authorization

$ sudo sh -c ‘echo 1 > /sys/bus/thunderbolt/devices/0-1/authorized’

You can check if this was successful by doing the following

$ cat /sys/bus/thunderbolt/devices/0-1/authorized

This should print 

1

If all has gone well you should be able to see your GPU has been found.

$  lspci | grep NVIDIA
06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] (rev a1)
06:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

Drivers

Download NVIDIA device drivers

Now, go to your 'Additional Drivers' settings, you should see your GPU. Select your NVIDIA binary driver.

Reboot!

Hopefully it looks something like this.

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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(@ross_harrison)
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December 9, 2017 6:17 am  

Thanks for the post. What kind of performance do you get.How does this compare to performance in other conditions?

a. the windows partition

b. the windows partition (on board)

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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