Anyone encountered crash when disconnecting eGPU on big sur?
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?
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.
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....
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.
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.
I just realised for Purge Wrangler with Big Sur, there's a additional root command that wasn't required with MacOs 10.
When I upgraded to Big Sur, I never did this command to get Purge Wrangler working.
Not sure if this is the culprit or not.