Mac Pro 2013 eGPU set ups
If I remember correctly, I downloaded the script via the instructions from Goalque.
chmod +x ~/Desktop/automate-eGPU.sh
I had the GPU plugged in while I was doing this.
I guess couple questions. What card are you using to connect to the Mac and where are you getting hung up?
I can run the script ok. When I restart, the progress on the Apple boot screen gets to around 45-50% then freezes.
The system reboots with the kernel panic error message and the cycle starts again.
It then loops like this until I force shutdown (Holding down the power button).
I tried -a mode and it booted once, but the card was not recognised by name only by NVIDIA Chip Model.
When I restarted it went back to the freeze loop.
I would try and SMB reset. shut down the Mac, unplug the power for 15-20 secs. This resets the thunderbolt ports if there is something electronically hung up. Then start he Mac without the Akitio plugged in. Plug the Akitio in, run the script again. Then use -a mode.
sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -a
restart. If that doesn't work, I would try sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -uninstall and restart and then repeat the above process.
Is dual Titan Z setup still workable if you reinstall Mavericks from the Internet recovery and then upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan? Firmware updates possibly have an effect on multiple eGPU detection as well.
The early boot process has been changed significantly in macOS Sierra. Browsing the system log and comparing it to earlier OS X versions is one way to troubleshoot this problem. You can also use verbose mode (Command-V) on startup.
@imcalledandy: did you try GTX 980Ti?
I've had to put it off until Monday unfortunately. Work got in the way!
I will let you know how I get on. I'm trying to establish a rock solid process:
I think starting with the SMC reset is a good move. Then maybe reset PRAM. Disable SIP and follow the steps to install and run the script. Then, before restart turn on -a mode then restart and keep fingers crossed.
Anything to add to that?
Sounds a good plan. It’s also worth to try without -a mode in Bus 0. Good luck with the GTX 980Ti!
Interesting post at MacRumors: