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mac_editor
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I think I can now mark the script as "safe-to-use" - touch wood.

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Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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joysthokkins
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Thank you!✨

rMBP 2014 750m 10.14.6
i9 9900k "Hac Pro" with Vega 56 and Sonnet Breakaway 650 with Sapphire Vega 64 –> iMac 2009 as display

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1b3 | FCPX 10.4.6


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Roman Eisner
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Will this fix the displaylink issues outlined here?

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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mac_editor
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Posted by: Roman E

Will this fix the displaylink issues outlined here?

Reading a bit about it, I'd say no, but you're free to try 😉

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Mikey Schreurs
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Screen Shot 2018 04 05 at 11.38.49 AM

Mac Pro Late 2013 with XFX RX580 is working! Like a charm. Thank you so Kindly for your 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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igerard
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Posted by: mac_editor
Posted by: goalque

I have a feeling that Apple kept Intel happy, and left a backdoor for us. If they deliberately wanted to block older TB technology, there are more effective ways to accomplish that in the EFI level.

I think so too. The fact that drivers activate regardless of the patch is a big giveaway.

I think that Apple just want to be sure that nobody is going to ask support on that, in case of something go bad.

ok to make it working, but don’t  want to get request for old machines with a lot of differents configurations because computer around since a long time.

anyway... very good news

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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PsyPryss
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@mac_editor
I tried uninstalling purge_nvda after installing purge_wrangler and can’t boot in to the system. Anyway to get it to boot in again? I tried the system restore to remove the files in Library/Application Support but there aren’t any references to purge_nvda. Any way to get it to boot again?

Mid 2012 15" (Non-Retina) MPB GT650M + RX580 (AKiTio Node via TB3 -> TB2/TB1 Adaptor) macOS 10.13.4/Win10


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mac_editor
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Posted by: PsyPryss

@mac_editor
I tried uninstalling purge_nvda after installing purge_wrangler and can’t boot in to the system. Anyway to get it to boot in again? I tried the system restore to remove the files in Library/Application Support but there aren’t any references to purge_nvda. Any way to get it to boot again?

Are you working with multiple installations here? If you run two macOS installations on the same machine, and run purge-nvda.sh on one installation, kexts are moved and NVRAM is updated. But then if you boot into the other installation that did not run the patch, the NVRAM value is discarded, and the system that ran the patch won't boot. I will be updating purge-nvda.sh with a solution that works across system installations soon.

So if you installed purge-nvda.sh on both systems, and then uninstall on one, the other won't boot because the NVRAM value has reset, while kexts are still somewhere. So on the installation that is not booting, you can try in Single User Mode (select this install on boot then Press and hold CMD+S immediately):

mount -uw /
cd <navigate to where purge-nvda.sh is>
./purge-nvda.sh uninstall

 I need more context here so can't say what's up in your system. You can simply install macOS 10.13.4 on top without data loss in the worst case.

Also in /Library/Application Support/ folder name should be Purge-NVDA if its there with the backup of your kexts if it ran fine.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Sovereign
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Posted by: mac_editor

@devild and I were privately discussing getting NVIDIA eGPUs to work on 10.13.4 and are onto something. More patching needed (and not sure what), but if you use the kext-swapping trick for AMDGPUWrangler (from 10.13.3/4 B1) with an updated NVIDIAEGPUSupport for 10.13.4, it should work for now without hot-plug support. @devild got it working in his testing. Nice going!

Umm, but is there an updated NVIDIAEGPUSupport for 10.13.4? Haven't seen one or am I missing something?

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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mac_editor
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Posted by: Sovereign
Umm, but is there an updated NVIDIAEGPUSupport for 10.13.4? Haven't seen one or am I missing something?

@fr34k & @devild are working on it.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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