Is anyone successfully running an egpu with 10.12.3 beta?
 
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samklee
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on mac ox?

 

Seems that I'm unable to properly run tb3 enabler.  Even when manually altering the kext, still no go.  In the past I've had no issues with manually altering the kext.

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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ikir
 ikir
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Probably TB3-enabler is not 10.12.3 ready and will not updated until os release imho


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itsage
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You can manually edit the controller file inside /System/Library/Extensions/IOThunderboltFamily.kext/contents/MacOS with a hex editor such as iHex. Do a Find and Replace.

55 48 89 E5 41 57 41 56 41 55 41 54 53 48 81 EC 38 01

55 48 89 E5 31 C0 5D C3 41 55 41 54 53 48 81 EC 38 01

Download and run Kext Utility to repair kext permissions. Restart your Mac then proceed with automate-eGPU script.

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samklee
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Thank you.  Repairing permissions fixed the issue.  Now just need to wait for new web drivers.  I contemplated reverting back to 10.12.2 but the battery fixes in 10.12.3 beta are really noticeable.  

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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Rapunzel
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Hi, could you please check if this still works with macOS 10.13?

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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Rapunzel
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Any new hex code for 10.13.6? I can't get my Thunder3 to work...

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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