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ed_co
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PROCEDURE TO UPDATE TO NEW VERSIONS!!

OK, just updated to 10.13.1 and NVDAEGPUSupport-v2

Steps:

1) Update to 10.13.1

2) Enable SIP

3) Install nVidia driver through the nVidia Driver Manager

4) Disable SIP

5) Install NVDAEGPUSupport-v2

6) Login/Logout

7) Done

Cheers

P.S.: Should be great to be able to make it work without Login/Logout procedure... 

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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ed_co
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By the way, I didn't try it before, but if I plug the Mantiz before login, it works, and I don't need to go through the login/logout method...

EDIT: the above-mentioned could have side effects, so maybe is better to avoid it

Should be great to leave it plugged all the time... 😉

Anyway, need the laptop to work in clamshell mode now!! Anyone??

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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maxxxam
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Hi,

Thank you for your little tutorial. 

I have been looking into getting the exact setup as you have for a while. I have just purchased the lastest MBP 15" 3.1Ghz. Could you tell me how well this setup performs under windows? May be you could provide some FPS and resolution under some games you might be playing? 

 

Last thing I heard is that clamshell mode is not yet supported.. 🙁

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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ed_co
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Sorry, I am not a gamer, so I will not give you games FPS.

Still missing:

- Clamshell support.

- eGPU audio support.

- Hot plug...

Thinking about going to Vega 64... unless Apple and nVidia can start talking with each other. It is a pity how much I spent in nVidia...

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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Mactastic08
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Are you having any problems with Chrome (or web apps like Slack)? When I load chrome the laptop screen turns off, the browser is still display but is going super slow.

Macbook Pro 15" 2018 + Mantiz Venus + Vega 64 + MacOS 10.14/Windows 10

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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ed_co
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@Mactastic08 It never happened to me, sorry.

Trying the new method to reinstall using:
bash <(curl -s  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/learex/macOS-eGPU/master/macOS-eGPU.sh)  -r

I have to test it carefully, but it looks good. It returned to 106 package, which is supposed to perform better...
EDIT: Worked pretty good as expected 😉

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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ed_co
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Updated to 10.13.4 with no problems.
No issues so far, except the usual things:
- Login-logout-login process...
- When turning off after using eGPU, I have a black screen of death, and when you return to macOS it always says that there was a problem in the OS and had to restart...
For the rest, pretty much the same. I think with no improvements, except having the last OS.
Hopefully this could be resolved one day.
EDIT: just when I post this, I had glitches in my screen, like a diagonal thick line... I couldn't get a picture, and if I get it again, hopefully I can take a photo...

Here the log:

$ bash <(curl -s  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/learex/macOS-eGPU/master/macOS-eGPU.sh) 



macOS-eGPU.sh (v0.1α)

USAGE TERMS of macOS-eGPU.sh
# 1. You may use this script for personal use.
# 2. You may continue development of this script at it's GitHub homepage.
# 3. You may not redistribute this script or portions thereof from outside of it's GitHub homepage without explicit written permission.
# 4. You may not compile, assemble or in any other way make the source code unreadable by a human.
# 5. You may not implement this script or protions therof into other scripts and/or applications without explicit written permission.
# 6. You may not use this script, or portions thereof, for any commercial purposes.
# 7. You accept the license terms of all downloaded and/or executed content, even content that has only indirectly been been downloaded and/or executed by macOS-eGPU.sh.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
# AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
# LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
# OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
# THE SOFTWARE.

Do you agree with the license terms of the script and wish to continue?
[y]es [n]o : y



The script will now close (kill) all programs.
Please abort the script now should you wish to do it manually and save your work.
Please do not, under any circumstances abort the script later during the execution.
This might break your system.

The script might automatically reboot the system after successful execution.
To safely abort the script now, press ^C.
Continuing in
15..14..13..12..11..10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..0





macOS-eGPU.sh (v0.1α)

Accept license terms... [done]
Killing all other running programs...App Store, Google Chrome
 [OK]
Fetching system information...
 macOS info [done]
 system integrity protection [done]
 thunderbolt version [done]
 GPU information [done]
 installed eGPU software [done]
 installed patches [done]
 installed programs [done]
Setting internal switches...
Fetching CUDA needs...
 fetching CUDA requiring apps list [done]
 preparing matching [done]
 matching [done]
Checking for incompatibilies and up to date software...
 NVIDIA drivers [update scheduled]
 NVIDIA eGPU enabler [update scheduled]
 AMD legacy drivers [skip]
 T82 unblocker [skip]
 NVIDIA dGPU deactivator [skip]
 macOS 10.13.4 NVIDIA patch [install scheduled]
 macOS 10.13.4 thunderbolt 1/2 unlock [skip, not needed]
 CUDA software
 CUDA drivers [install scheduled]
 CUDA developer driver [skip]
 CUDA toolkit [skip]
 CUDA samples [skip]
Checking if SIP is sufficently disabled... [OK]


Download external content...
--- NVIDIA drivers ---
######################################################################## 100.0%
--- NVIDIA eGPU enabler ---
######################################################################## 100.0%
--- CUDA driver ---
######################################################################## 100.0%
Checking for elevated privileges...
 elevating privileges
 Password:
 checking for elevated privileges [OK]


Uninstalling...
 NVIDIA driver [done]
 NVIDIA eGPU support [done]
Installing...
 NVIDIA driver [done]
 NVIDIA eGPU support [done]
 NVIDIA macOS 10.13.4 unlock [done]
 CUDA [done]
Patching...
File Doesn't Exist, Will Create: 


Finish...
 cleaning system [done]
Rebuilding caches
 kext cache [done]
 system cache [done]
A reboot will soon be performed...
5..4..3..2..1..0
reboot: / is busy updating, waiting for lock (this might take approx 15-30s)...
reboot: / is busy updating; waiting for lock

$ 
 [Restored 8 May 2018 at 18:18:35]
Last login: Tue May 8 18:18:32 on console
Restored session: Tue May 8 18:17:56 CEST 2018
$ 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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ed_co
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I realised that I didn't installed the security update after installing 10.13.4. So, after the installation I executed again the script as before.
The difference was, the script realised the CUDA driver was already installed and with the latest version so, didn't need to install it. For the rest, pretty the same as the previous log.
Pretty straight forward. Nice, easy and clean 😉

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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BossE
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So to summarize, no problems using the Mantiz Venus with an Nvidia GPU in macOS and Win10? Smile

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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ed_co
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Installed 10.13.5 and the script again. No problems whatsoever 😉

@BossE
Just few minor workarounds, but all correct if you follow the guide...

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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