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mac_editor
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@lvinfinity Read the troubleshooting guide. Not all apps work as expected on eGPU. You can check eGPU activity in Activity Monitor's GPU History.

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lvinfinity
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Posted by: mac_editor

@lvinfinity Read the troubleshooting guide. Not all apps work as expected on eGPU. You can check eGPU activity in Activity Monitor's GPU History.

Okay Cool!

Thanks for your assistance and good work!

By any chance you have a crypto currency receiving address, please accept me to buy you a beer!

Cheers

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@lvinfinity No problem Smile

I don't have one (or I had one I don't remember anyway). Donations via PayPal only, or just star the repo on GitHub haha.. appreciate the thought.

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Have you heard with the drivers for the 1050ti are out would love to use the new OS

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sakemonster
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thank you very much! Running on a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2014 + sonnettech egpu puck 570. Hooked up to 4 external monitors and works like a charm. 

Quick question - SIP was disabled prior to installation/patching. Can i re-enable SIP after the installation is complete?

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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CrypticZ
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@mac_editor I just got a Sonnet Breakaway box with the RX 580 and I disabled SIP, installed purge-wrangler via instructions, and when I turn on my eGPU I see the icon for a few seconds and then the screen freezes as well as the keyboard, although I can still move the cursor. Did I do something wrong? I'm using macOS 10.13.5 and I have built in Intel HD 3000 and AMD 6490M.
Thanks!

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@sakemonster SIP must always be disabled.

@crypticz Not sure what's going on there. Your Mac is known to have dGPU problems - does the system function fine when external monitors are connected to it directly?

Tips to try:

  • Test on an extra clean install of High Sierra.
  • Test with macOS 10.13.6.
  • Uninstall patch -> on a clean system attempt plugging in the eGPU. System should be fine after 10-15s (eGPU icon may show and disappear).
  • Install patch. Try booting with eGPU plugged in vs. hot-plugging. What symptoms do you see?
  • Are you using an external display? If so, disconnect it from the eGPU and connect eGPU without display and test.

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Master Threads:
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CrypticZ
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Posted by: mac_editor

@sakemonster SIP must always be disabled.

@crypticz Not sure what's going on there. Your Mac is known to have dGPU problems - does the system function fine when external monitors are connected to it directly?

Tips to try:

  • Test on an extra clean install of High Sierra.
  • Test with macOS 10.13.6.
  • Uninstall patch -> on a clean system attempt plugging in the eGPU. System should be fine after 10-15s (eGPU icon may show and disappear).
  • Install patch. Try booting with eGPU plugged in vs. hot-plugging. What symptoms do you see?
  • Are you using an external display? If so, disconnect it from the eGPU and connect eGPU without display and test.

The external display works but I cannot test it with the eGPU plugged in because I only have 1 thunderbolt port. If I plug the HDMI from the external display into the eGPU enclosure nothing happens.

I haven't tried testing on an extra clean install of High Sierra, but here's what I did:
I updated to 10.13.6 with no change.
After uninstalling and plugging in the eGPU, it did exactly as you said. After a few seconds, the eGPU icon appeared and disappeared and no screen or keyboard freeze. Booting in with the eGPU connected and patch installed results in the apple logo appearing and loading about halfway before it freezes again. Turning off the eGPU at this point restarts the computer and says the macbook shut down because of a problem. Hot plugging results in freezing screen and keyboard after the eGPU fans run for a few seconds and abruptly slow down.
I was not using an external display.

Thanks for the suggestions, do you think I should try a clean install of High Sierra next? Aren't these symptoms signs of a failed GPU?

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Late 2011 MBP 15" 8,2 2.4GHz, i7 Sandy Bridge. macOS 10.13.5, Intel HD 3000 and Radeon 6490M. Sonnet Breakaway 350W enclosure with Radeon RX 580.


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mac_editor
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@crypticz Yes I think you are correct. Sounds like a bad GPU. If you have access to another Mac, perhaps trying the eGPU there may help diagnose the issue.

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CrypticZ
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Posted by: mac_editor

@crypticz Yes I think you are correct. Sounds like a bad GPU. If you have access to another Mac, perhaps trying the eGPU there may help diagnose the issue.

Ok then, it is as I expected, thank you for your help. I tested it on a 2014 MBP and it had the exact same issue, even with the Nvidia dGPU disable command. Do you think this is a confirmation that the eGPU has failed?

Late 2011 MBP 15" 8,2 2.4GHz, i7 Sandy Bridge. macOS 10.13.5, Intel HD 3000 and Radeon 6490M. Sonnet Breakaway 350W enclosure with Radeon RX 580.


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