Issues since update to 11.4 - suggestions?
Since upgrading to 11.4 the other day my previously working eGPU setup completely unravelled. The eGPU keeps disconnecting in a never-ending loop if I set any program to use the eGPU as default with it plugged in. Once a program is set to use it it disconnects with an error report. The only solution for this I can think of is a reinstall of the OS.
Before any drastic measures are taken I thought I'd check with any of you to see wether there are any other steps I should take?
Otherwise I'm hoping all of you are having a great week. Summer is finally here and Covid is trending down, in general, across Europe. There is light in the tunnel as it were.
@leovinus, try SMC and NVRAM resets before attempting reinstall. Additionally make sure your TB wire isn't under too much stress/bent.
Well, it seems as though the problem is a bit persistent unfortunately. I wonder, is it possible to wipe the Mac yet leave the boot camp partition intact? Or will it, too, be wiped out?
Update: It seems I found the offending piece of crap software that was causing the incessant disconnects! If a mod the thread title thusly I would be grateful on behalf of all of those who come after me with the same problem.
"Issues since update to 11.4 - Answer = Quit Jabra Direct"
I installed the software as I got better Jabra headphones for working at home. Jabra Direct is a little sketchy, requiring boot up rights and admin approval to install with a reboot. It's obviously not the best software ever created. But turning it off before I turn on my eGPU has improved stability markedly (no disconnects of far). It wouldn't even let me start a browser before disconnecting before, and now I've started X-Plane, browser windows, maps, steam, etc. without a disconnect for oh... 15-20 minutes and counting.
It's not a scientific conclusion as I can't provide a software dump or direct line of proof. But the circumstantial Jabra Direct = Disconnect, No Jabra = Stability works for me.
I've had the same issue with Discord and consequently don't run that while the eGPU is on either.
I don't think it's an issue with 11.4 at all. It just happened that I installed the software right before upgrading.