Mac OS - Venus - Disable egpu to use Venus as dock- success
I wanted to disable my GTX 1060 when I am not playing games but still get my SSD and usb ports out of the venus. I wrote a script to move the nvda kext files to a temp folder. I then hotplug the Venus and get the SSD and USB ports. If I reboot, I still only get SSD and USB. Yay!
I wrote a second script to copy the kext files back to the Extensions folder, reboot and I have my GTX 1060 again. (Note: Once you reboot, click on the NVIDA icon and switch it back to Web driver. It defaults to OS Driver).
Quite frankly I am surprised this worked without incident. I originally cherry picked the specific web driver kext but on reboot the computer entered a reboot loop until I turned off the venus. Once I copied ALL NVDA*.kext away. It worked.
This is has been important to me and I am super excited it worked. No crashes on going to sleep and waking up either. Thanks to all the people in this forum for getting me operational and I hope this helps somebody.
** Please note I used a 13" late 2013 MBP with no dGPU, moving the nvidia kexts could have other results if you also have an nvdia dGPU**
I asked something like that a while back and it awesome that you managed to do it!
So can you unplug the Venus without the need of a restart when the eGPU is disabled?