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Mike
 Mike
(@mike)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hi,

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**

 

 

2019 15" MBP i9 32GB - Catalina 10.15.4
Asus XG Station Pro e-GPU
Gigabyte 5700 XT
Caldigit TS3+ Dock


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kotlos
(@kotlos)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

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?

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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Mike
 Mike
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

So far yes, it behaves like a hub.

2019 15" MBP i9 32GB - Catalina 10.15.4
Asus XG Station Pro e-GPU
Gigabyte 5700 XT
Caldigit TS3+ Dock


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