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Defoler
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Since upgrading to big sur, I had an issue with disconnecting the eGPU (razer core X + radeon VII).  

When clicking on the icon and disconnecting it in a "normal good" way, it would freeze the system and it will crash.  

If I just unplug the eGPU, it will give that angry message I disconnected it badly, but things would continue as normal.

This didn't happen before big sur, so I have no idea what is going on.

 

I used to have a python script that would do a "clean eject" to my macbook pro. It would eject all external drives/usb sticks, close remote desktop if open, and disconnect the eGPU.  

Now the system crash after disconnecting the eGPU. Even without the script, just clicking the eGPU button and doing a disconnect, crash the system.

 

Anyone encountered this? Anyone has a workaround?

Thanks.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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bd91
 bd91
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@defoler, Yes i've been experiencing the exact same thing since upgrading to Big Sur.
I now just either shutdown the mac or unplug the gpu (hopefully i'm not damaging anything...)

 

Mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro + Razer Core X Chroma + Radeon RX Vega 56


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core
 core
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yes, I am having the crash too. I hope Apple will fix this... so annoying!

16" Macbook Pro 2019, Razer Core X, Radeon RX Vega 64, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti


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winnertakesteve
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count me in too.

so frustrating that they finally fixed being able to boot with the egpu connected, but then broke ejecting the egpu.

MacBook Pro 2018 560X dgpu + Razer Core x + Vega 64, macOS Mojave + windows 10


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Bob Warren
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@winnertakesteve, Same here on occasion.  Mine is more from resetting to bootcamp that causes a crash.

 

MacBook Pro 16 2019 - i9 2400, 32GB memory 5500m - eGPU Razer Core X Chroma with RX580


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TOP Tim
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I have not experienced the crashing issue you are describing, but the disconnect function is very unreliable on my setup.

Most of the time the menu bar item becomes unresponsive when I try to eject the GPU and nothing happens.

Even the force disconnect option in the popup only works some times.

 

I would guess that there is something wrong in MacOS Big Sur.

 

 

2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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chadcole26
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I'll echo TOP Tim, disconnect is not working. I've had so many issue over the past week I can't keep track of what's happening and when. I'll check to see if disconnecting causes a crash next time I have to do it...which will likely be sometime in the next 30 minutes....

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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norcom
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Experiencing similar issues. Boots fine with the eGPU connected (Razer Core X / 5700 XT) but it randomly hangs if the Macbook Pro 16" falls asleep. Everything comes back up but the Menu bar and keyboard stop responding. Have to do a hard reset. Just did a reboot and the eGPU icon at the top isn't even there. Hmm.

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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Leovinus
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I'm having an issue I suspect is related to this. My eGPU has become much more prone to green screen crashes since updating to Big Sur, and in some cases I can restart the eGPU, and be welcomed by the same angry message. Most of the time it drags the Mac with it however. Stability with eGPU is not Big Sur's strong suit so far. I'm eagerly anticipating the next point update.

Rocking a Mac mini 2018/2020 i7-8700B 6C/12T with 32Gb RAM, and a PowerColor 5700 XT humming along in its Razer Core X.

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 [build link]  


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